And now, for this week's comments.
Other dates mentioned in scripture are the 1,260 days
that the Gentiles tread on the holy city in Revelation 11:2. 1,260 days from
March 13, 1997 is August 24, 2000. The two witnesses prophesy for 1,260 days,
clothed in sackcloth. The woman who has fled to the wilderness
where God feeds her is cared for there for 1,260 day.
One other date is mentioned by Daniel: 1,335 days. 1,335 days
from March 13, 1997 is November 7, 2000.
Will these dates prove to be biblical fulfillments? Regarding
the sending of Elijah, scripture sets a precedent that
these words may be fulfilled in spirit, not in the temporal.
Note that John himself denied that he was Elijah in John 1:21.
Since most prophecy students identify the two witnesses
as being Moses and Elijah, there is biblical precedence
that the prophesying of the two witnesses could be
fulfilled in spirit. It is difficult to accept, however, that
the prophecies of their murder in Jerusalem and subsequent
resurrection 3 1/2 days later could be fulfilled in spirit.
There is also biblical precedence regarding prophecies
of the future of the temple. Jesus spoke in John 2:19
"Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up."
The scripture reveals that Jesus was talking about the
temple of his body, not the Jerusalem temple, but the
Pharisees who heard him were tricked: they thought he
was referring to the Jerusalem temple. Their eyes were
on the physical and the natural---Jesus' focus was on the
I have no word from the Lord on this. I am still seeking
him for light and guidance. My purpose is to promote
awareness and awakeness. Today, I noted that God seems
to be using the Gregorian, rather than the Hebrew, calendar.
The Greek word "Gregorio", means "to watch". It is
certainly a time to be very watchful.
Today, China released threats against Taiwan which included
a threat to attack Taiwan with Neutron Bombs and that
America would risk losing 200 million lives if she
intervened. These are serious, credible threats. China
apparently already possesses 24 nuclear missiles, each
with metropolis busting capability. The thought of America's
24 largest metropolitan centers lying in rubble is almost
unthinkable, yet that is what we have been threatened
I am further alerted by the fact that the 1260th day
from the treaty mid point of March 13, 1997 is August 24.
August 24 marks the date of Hurricane Andrew. I published
a prophecy concerning Andrew on 7/13/92. In that prophecy,
I warned that "God is using the name of Andrew to mark
judgement in this generation". I also gave a warning
for the date August 24, in the same prophecy. I was not
given a limiting year of 1992, so that August 24 warning
continues in effect for America. Andrew will continue
to mark judgement in this generation.
was not made aware that Andrew would be a hurricane. Therefore,
my prophesying was in part.
Will August 24, September 23 and November 7 prove to
be prophetically important dates? I don't know. They
do not appear to line up with any fall festival Jewish
holidays. We don't see two witnesses calling fire down
from heaven. We don't see a rebuilt temple. Everything
we have always been told by the prophecy teachers is still
being looked for.
One thing I am sure that I do see is the Apostasy, or the
falling away. I proclaim as a prophet that what we see
today is the fulfillment of 2 Thessalonians 2:3. We
now wait for the man of sin to be revealed. Will he
be revealed this fall?
Let's keep watching and praying "that we may be accounted
worthy to escape all these things that shall come to
pass, and to stand before the Son of man." (Luke 21:36)
"And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch." (Mark 13:37)
I note that word "watch" is capitalized in the Greek. Since
the scripture is without error, this cannot be a grammatical
error, since it falls at the end of a sentence. I have
always taken it as a personal exhortation to me to fulfill
my ministry, because
that capitalized Greek letter is a "Gamma". God is the
one who called me to be a Gammadim. (Ezekiel 27:11) I'm
just trying to do my job.
I welcome inputs and comments from those who read these
words. I do not write from a perspective of having figured
everything out. That is prideful and self righteous.
The more I learn, the more questions I have. Praise the Lord!
Stephen L. Bening
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