Report From The Tower
The last thing the Lord said to me today was that the Red Sea got its' name because it was located next to the land of Esau (literally RED). The Lord rather succinctly made it clear to me that a guy named RED lived over there, so those people called it RED's Sea. Hallelujah!
I dropped that bomb in the last ten seconds of today's radio program today, and the Lord gave no time to explain. I'm not sure that I can, except to elaborate with regard to what I know so far, realizing that more knowledge will only lead to more frustration, which will send us back to the feet of Jesus. Hallelujah!
The Red Sea is to the South of the land of Israel. The historical land of Esau, and all the prophetic mentions throughout the bible that are hidden under all those other assumed names, all refer to a land that is to the SOUTH and EAST of the land of Israel.
Armageddon is a place where wars have occurred and a big, end time war will occur there, and it is located on a plain near the Valley of Meggido, which is in the extreme NORTH of Israel.
Now, I realize your harlot pastor/teachers have oversimplified everything for you and you have your endtime timeline chart memorized in your head, but did they ever tell you about how Esau and all the prophecies under his assumed names are related to Armageddon? I'll bet you they did not! The reason is it is too complex. They want to over simplify everything for you. Why? Because most of you roll your eyes when they talk about history and the ancient names of nations. They realize that, and so, they don't tell you the whole truth. They want you to be convinced about how wonderful and smart they are, so that you will empty your pockets into their tithing collection boxes, bags and urns.
The final bomb I dropped today sent you to Isaiah 34, where Idumea is mentioned, and so, I finally reached unto the reason for the enigmatic title for today's radio program. You can tell by reading that chapter that Idumea aka Edom has a big part in the battle of Armageddon, but how in the heck can Edom have any roll in a battle like that, when Edom/Idumea is on the South of Israel and Meggido is on the North? The harlot pastor/teachers tell us that Edom/Esau no longer exists! It passed out of history almost 2,000 years ago, according to them, yet the prophets give it a big roll in the great battle of Armageddon.
That would be like saying that Armageddon was going to be fought in the valley of Minneapolis, MN, but then turning around and saying that Miami, FL will have the sword of judgement coming down on it during this battle, and Miami, FL has not existed for 2,000 years. How absurd? What gives Isaiah? Help me Jesus! My harlot pastor/teacher never told me about these "complexities".
I began the program today with a very simple premise from the end of Matthew 23: Jerusalem will not see Jesus until they are ready to bless his name. Clearly, at present, they are not ready, so they will not see him now. By some estimates, 40% of national Israeli's are atheist/agnostic, and almost 60% never go to Synagogue. And yet, the nations of the world are gathered to tamper with God's land, and that will trigger the very definite result to cut all of those who tamper with it to pieces. Still, it is quite apparent that Jerusalem is not yet ready to call upon the name of the Lord, so they shall not yet see him. And yes, He is still ready to gather them. He is stretching out His hands toward them, even now, and even after the destruction of this nation called Israel.
This leads to Isaiah 9 and 10: the chapters of the Lord's outstretched hand toward to Jacob aka Israel after the flesh, which is not necessarily Israel, the nation, and therein lies the complexity. This is not a simple matter. The Lord revealed to me many years ago that the war of Isaiah 9 is still future, and if the occupants of the land do not repent, the present day Israel may be removed from the map. Even after that war, the Lord will still be stretching his arm out to Israel (Jacob), after the flesh, and He will claim a remnant of them who will turn to Him, believe, and say "blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord." How could that be? If national Israel is destroyed, how will He still stretch out his hands to Jacob? Perhaps most of Jacob is not living in national Israel?
Historically, the Edomites have always lusted after the land of Israel. That land, according to scripture, belongs to God alone. Whenever God was displeased with Israel, He raised up the Assysrians first, and the Babylonians second to trouble them and dislodge them. Later on, the Romans sufficed to carry out the job for God. Each and every time national Israel came under judgement, parts or even all of the land of Israel was emptied out of its' inhabitants and became desolate. And each time, guess who crept in under the cover of darkness? That's right...the Edomites. So, at times in history, you hear about Egypt even referencing the idea that Edom had control of the area even as far North as Succot. When you get to Succot, you are getting very close to Meggido.
Now, you really have to wonder. The land of Israel was laying empty for all those hundreds of years after Jesus went back to heaven. The desert was a wasteland. Then, in 1917, there was a movement to establish Palestine under British control, and some "Jews" started moving back there. But were they really Jews from the 12 tribes of Israel? Were they really Israel after the flesh? Who was it that was creeping back into the land of Israel? They were certainly Zionists, and they wanted to live in the old land of Israel, very definitely. The first thing those Zionists did in 1915 was to get to work with the reestablishment of the Hebrew language. Even today, who are the main residents of national Israel, and where did they come from?
So, most of us, when we see Israel on the map, and all the Christian tours going to Jerusalem, and we have Hebrew roots classes and all this Hebrew music, we are all swept along in the flood tide of this whole thing.
You see, from olden times, the language of the Edomites was very close to Hebrew, and Esau, being Jacob's brother, was the nearest cousin. Jacob had actually tricked Esau into giving him the birthright of the firstborn: the price was a bowl of RED stew. I cannot get away from the fact that trickery and deceit was involved here. The name Jacob means "schemer, supplanter, to supercede another by force or treachery".
One of my prophetic brothers was speaking to me on the phone yesterday, and he wondered out loud if this present day Israel might really be Edom, in disguise, returning the favor of the treachery that Israel worked on him so many millenia ago. Now, that brother is not ready to preach that idea in public. It is simply too controversial. Who can bear it? Would not the whole world ride to his house to tar and feather him?
The whole issue of Edom may have another aspect to it, and this one is in the invisible realm, meaning it is symbolic. I have had ideas, over the years, that the biblical words used to describe Edom, and what it was like, sound a great deal like the words we use to refer to the United States. Particularly, when I read the words of Obadiah, I start to think about the United States when Obadiah compares Edom to the eagle.
God plays this game of chess on many more levels than a two dimensional chessboard. He has guaranteed that He will frustrate the wisdom of the wise of this world. Turn to Jesus.
Most people do not know that the Israelites, at the time of Jesus, did not speak Hebrew and had very little knowledge of it at all. They spoke Aramaic. Jesus may have never heard His so called name of YESHUA while He was here on Earth. Nobody knows for sure just how his name was pronounced 2,000 years ago, as there were many dialects of Aramaic. The most likely candidate appears to be "EESHOO". So, I'll just stick with "JESUS". Oh my, how complex and difficult things can become? When I discover all this information that shocks me so, I get up a quick head of steam and run back to Jesus. Let us run to Jesus' feet.
On November 29, 1947 (Kislev 17), The UN voted 33 to 10 to partition the land of Palestine, and establish a nation of Israel. Everyone quotes Luke 21:29 to joyously proclaim that the fig tree is shooting forth (National Israel is signified by the fig tree). The harlot church pastor/teachers ignore Matthew 21, where Jesus cursed the fig tree forever: it will NEVER bear fruit unto GOD, ever again! How can we enshrine the Luke 21 fig tree allusion as fulfilled prophecy and not accord the same importance to the Matthew 21 allusion to the fig tree and the MESSIANIC GUARANTEE that it will NEVER BEAR FRUIT AGAIN? Isaiah 34 also speaks about the fig tree too, and in the next verse, 5, it mentions Idumea. It speaks about how figs will fall from that fig tree in that day.
Whatever the reason is for the connection of Idumea and Israel with the gathering at Armageddon, we cannot simply ignore it. God will not. It may be found in other scriptures as well. As C.I Scofield said in his comments on Genesis 36:1--"Edom has a remarkable prominence in the prophetic word as (together with Moab), the scene of the final destruction of the Gentile world-power in the day of the Lord." He then sends the reader to Revelation 16:14, Revelation 19:21, Luke 21:24, Revelation 16:14, Psalm 137:7, Obadiah 8-16, Isaiah 34:1-8, Isaiah 63:1-6, Jeremiah 49, 14-22, Ezekiel 25:12-14, Jeremiah 25: 21, Amos 1:11 and Isaiah 34.
I mentioned in the program today the teaching of prophetic minister Art Katz, who used to ask a question: "Will your faith be strong enough to withstand the news that Israel has been destroyed?" Art Katz was speaking about national Israel, of course.
I have now reached the limits of what I know and I have mentioned some thoughts others have told me about where they have guesses and suspicions. This is hidden away on a blog, in the internet wilderness. I have some ideas about how to go further, but I do not believe there are many of you who can bear to read about it, let alone hear me talk about it. And, I don't want to be making any rash, erroneous statements. We have all had our bellies full of harlot pastor/teachers who do that!
Such is the result when I get seven hours to sit in solitude with my Lord. He has many things to teach us, but will we give the King of Kings the time that He requires?
John 16:12 says that you would not even be able to receive some of these things....you could not hear it directly from Jesus even if he visited your house. Can you believe that? You would not believe it, even if Jesus told you, personally, standing right in front of you and staring into your eyes. You will have to get these difficult things from the Holy Spirit, as He will reveal them to you, line by line, and precept by precept. So will I. We will have to make more time available to him, in solitude, I believe. This American lifestyle fights against it more than any other on Earth.
It is difficult enough to bear the idea that Israel may yet be destroyed. Anything further is utterly unbearable. I pray that we may all be found at the feet of Jesus, and that our faith will survive the coming days.
Stephen L. Bening
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