Temple Cornerstone Going To The Temple Mount on Oct 16, 2000, plus
prophetic judgement on the predictions of Michael Rood
(October 12, 2000)
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Dear Pastors, Prophets and Ministers
October 12-10:30 A.M. Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Today, we are seeing some very serious, perhaps world and history changing events that are
beginning to unfold in Israel. Everyone who reads this page needs to know this information
so that they may be adequately prepared for what is about to happen.
Early this morning, I was directed by Ron Williams of Hawaii (Geico406) to check out some of
the recent Prophecy Club broadcasts by Michael Rood with respect to some detailed predictions
that have been made regarding events predicted to occur in Israel later this month.
Michael Rood is a born again Jew and a "messianic rabbi" by his own description.
I have not been following the Prophecy Club recently, but I was favorably impressed by the
newsletter which contained Stan Johnson's apology to his readers. I recall stating, out loud,
that God would now exalt him as he has now humbled himself before men.
I have now listened to the three Michael Rood broadcasts as presented on the Prophecy Club
Web site ending with the one on 10/10. Then, I listened to the one that will air on 10/13.
Stan Johnson, founder and moderator of the Prophecy Club, is not predicting anything.
Stan said many times and reiterated it on the Oct 13 broadcast (on the net), that he has
learned his lesson about setting dates for the fulfillment of prophecy. His handling of this is,
in my opinion, impeccable. He is letting a watchman speak and making his own position very
clear. My congratulations to Stan.
Michael Rood, however, is very strong that "this is it" (meaning that the Day Of The Lord is
Commencing) and that since he was apparently proved right by violence in Israel that
commenced on his calculated date of Ellul 1/September28 (Ellul is a month from the
Hebrew Calendar), he is now predicting that Russia will invade Israel and that nuclear weapons
will be used on October 28/Tishri 1, again according to his recalculated Hebrew calendar.
Michael Rood is no prophet. He says this openly on his web site and on radio. He is a student
of the Hebrew calendar and a very knowledgeable man of God and student of bible prophecy.
A year ago, he was warning us about the very same things and times. In 1999, he had to
retract when nothing happened. Even this year, there is kind of a fall back position in his
wording. He makes comments like, "If this is the 6001 st year, then this is it." In other words,
If he is wrong, he merely has the year wrong. This really is not a very specific prediction!
Now, he says, he has been proven right by the commencing of violence in Israel on 9/28.
I can find no evidence that he predicted that anything would happen on September 28,
prior to the commencing of the violence. (Stan, if you have something in writing, please
forward it to me). September 28 was Ellul 1 (Hebrew Calendar Month), according to him.
I have found nothing on his website,6001.com to that
To me, if he had made an important prediction about events to occur on September 28,
he should have put it on his web site back in May, 2000 when many of us were really looking
into what he had to say. I know that I was discussing these things with Apostle John Neuhaus
and several others of you then. We were very impressed with what he shared at that time.
If he had done this, we might be able to share in his confidence that his timetable is about
to be fulfilled in every detail.
I have now copied his three Hebrew calendars for Ellul, Tishri and Marheshvan from Michael
Rood's web site. There are no predictions at all on there. Now, on just 15 radio stations, the
warning is going out about October 28 and the Russian Invasion of Israel. It is not on his site.
Why? Not very many people are being warned. There is apparently nothing in writing or on
the net on this that I can forward to you Pastors, Prophets and Ministers. You must listen to
Prophecy Club real audio for 10/6, 10/7 and 10/10 in order to get the whole message.
To me, this seems to be similar to Brian Huie and his work with the bible codes. They claim
to use the word of God or a calendar or a hidden bible numeric code to predict an event on
a specific date. I too, like Stan johnson, have learned my hard lessons about setting dates.
I have never seen it happen once....ever! Have you? It is always after the fact, that they
claim the codes or the calendar pointed at an event that occured. Those who have tried
date predicting are an embarrassment.
Biblically, we don't have a lot of examples of successful prophetic date setting. Jonah set a
date for Ninevah, but God repented. Jeremiah set a date for the return of Israel-70 years.
Abraham set a date for the time of slavery in Egypt-400 years. So, it is not out of the realm
of the possible, but recent attempts at date setting have been disastrous.
All that being said, what if he is right? I must admit that I started fasting this morning, before
I listened to the words of Michael Rood.. I was informed last night at 11pm that the Temple
Mount Faithful (an Israeli Religious Group headed by Gershom Solomon) plans to carry the
temple cornerstone up to the Temple mount In Jerusalem with the help of the Israeli Security
Force and with the full approval of the Government of Israel on Monday, 10/16/2000.
Temple Mount Faithful
have been trying for years to set that cornerstone on the Temple Mount, but now, they claim
they have government approval and military help in doing it. It may be that they are overly
optimistic in their belief that they have government approval and will have military assistance
to do this. However, I know that the Chief Israeli Rabbinate has already decided to build a
synagogue on the mount. Perhaps that little walking tour that MK Ariel Sharon took up there
two weeks ago was a softening up, as Art Cormier has told me previously.
(As I was preparing this page for my site, adding links, from the alert I issued yesterday on 10/12,
I have just today spoken to Eddie Sax, co host of Politics and Religion, a Christian Radio
Program aired internationally. Explore their work at Endtime
Ministries Eddie, who has personally interviewed Gershom Solomon of the TMF, says
that Gershom may be overly optimistic about getting government help with the setting of
I don't need a reworked calendar to know what that may herald. I echo the response of
Alex Puyol as he posted this morning on
Network USA When he saw it, he exclaimed, "Oh boy".
(The Jerusalem Post, October 16, 2000 reports that the Israeli Government has decided not
to allow access to the temple mount for the Temple Mount Faithful.)
We know the Arabs have scheduled a conference for October 21 and 22. We know that
Saddam Hussein is calling all Arabs to destroy Israel.
I know, from my own prophetic vision, that American ships will someday be attacked by the
Arabs in the Persian Gulf.
(Three hours after I issued my alert email on 10/12, the USS Cole was attacked in a harbor
in Yemen. At least 17 sailors have been reported killed)
Art Cormier commented to me that if the IDF actually helps to set the cornerstone on the
temple mount and keeps the Arabs from dragging it off, they must have obtained permission
permission from the Antichrist. That seems reasonably possible to me-if it occurs.
What if Michael Rood misses the date and the scoffers set in big time? Look at how many
people lost their desire to seek for prophetic things after the Y2K non event! It would drive
the church deeper into their pillows.
I know that the date the Lord always has me looking at is Marheshvan 17-the date the flood
of Noah began. According to the traditional Hebrew Calendar, MH17 falls on November 15.
According to Rood's Hebrew calendar, it falls on December 14. Well, I was looking up and
watching even before I listened to Michael Rood. In his defense, he has a lot of knowledge
about these things. Much more than me.
Also, I recall that I heard Joseph Good of Hatikva Ministries predict about 9 years ago that on
some future Tishri 1(Rosh Hashanah on the Hebrew Calendar), the day of the Lord would
begin and 10 days later, on Yom Kippur, America would be destroyed, along with the attack
on Israel. Rood may be right.
Added to that, I found myself praying in tongues just about all day yesterday. I did not know
why. Then, I got the news at 11 last night about the Cornerstone and the plans to set it on
the temple mount. I don't know what is next, but I'm all eyes and all ears. I'm listening for
what my Lord will say to me.
Also, I'm going to go check my backpack, just in case I have to head for the hills, which
means swamp to us South Floridians. If it was good enough for the Seminole Indians to
protect them from the white man, perhaps it will be good enough for me.
Sure hope it doesn't come to that, though. I put that line in here for those of us who don't
think it is a sin to prepare in the natural realm too.
Keep me apprised of whatever you hear, either from secular sources or from the Lord, and I'll
do the same for you. I too, have been looking for the destruction of Damascus (Isaiah 17:1)
as, perhaps, the next great fulfillment to occur. It may not be very long now until all sense of
normalcy disappears from our great nation.
It may be that I really heard from the Lord in May of 99 when I prophesied that Y2K would
come to nothing on 1/1/2000 but that trouble would arise later. You can read what I wrote
then on my site at GAMMADIM
VISION September, 1999
BEGIN SEPTEMBER, 1999 POST
Here we are, less than 100 days now from the end of the year and everywhere I turn: TV,
Radio, pulpits, there is silence
concerning Y2K. There has been doublespeak. It seems that people who speak for the Lord
are reluctant to take a position. I only want to know one thing: What have the prophets said?
Amos 3:7 states that "Surely the Lord will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his
servants the prophets." I am a prophet: The Lord's gift to the church. What has the Lord told
On May 9, 1999, I wrote the following: "Initially, it will appear as though the predicted
problems will amount to nothing, then suddenly, problems will appear and quickly worsen.
These problems will not necessarily center on the 1/1/2000 date that has been demonized in
the media. Many of those who have prepared early will drop their guard and some will even
dispose of items they have collected as part of their preparedness efforts. Then the trouble
will come suddenly and unexpectedly."
Bill Deagle prophesied concerning Y2K on May 5, 1999. The July/August issue of The
Prophecy Club newsletter published his
word that was purportedly given by the angel
Gabriel. Mr. Deagle calls himself a prophet. Deagle wrote "Look, here are the supplies that
you need! They are in the garage of
this man and many thousands of others who have prepared well for Y2K. They are not your
Christian brothers and sisters, nor
have they sought out the "Gold of His word". Therefore, when the crisis of Y2K seems to be
over, they will put down their
guard, and will not seek wisdom from the Father. They sought only to preserve their way of
life, and when the imminent threat is
over, they will lay down their guard. You, and those who hear and obey, will gain these
great resources bought by rich men,
who will sell them to you at 11 to 13 cents on the dollar. Tell the people of the Holy
Covenant, they are to store up not only for
themselves, but for many who will turn and be saved in the Days of Trial for the Whole
world....Now is the time to prepare in a
sacrificial way." I urge you to obtain this entire word from Prophecy Club. I have only
printed key excerpts.
Finally, Apostle John Neuhaus of Fort Lauderdale, who walks with signs and wonders
following as he ministers the gospel in
the hard places of South America where no one else goes, said early in 1999 that Abraham
had two visitations from the Lord in
his 99th year, and that the 99th year is a prediction for 1999. The Lord visited Abraham to
open the womb of Sarah: to make
her fruitful. The Lord also visited Abraham to announce the judgement of Sodom. John
said we are to expect two visitations
after these types:
That the Lord will come in the church before He comes for it.
The prophets are all telling the church to prepare, not selfishly, but sacrificially. I believe
that those who prepare now will be
blessed by the Lord after 1/1/2000 as the Lord quickly makes them aware of individuals who
are selling their supplies. We
must seek the Lord, especially after 1/1/2000 when it appears that not much has happened.
Do not let your guard down."
END SEPTEMBER, 1999 POST.
If that was Jesus I was hearing from, things are going to get very rough, very fast, and we
won't even know when our last
conversation, or email message might be.
So, just in case, I bless you in the name of the Lord...you and your households, and pray
that the Lord may keep you and me
and our loved ones until his coming when we see him face to face. And that if we are
appointed to death or suffering or to
flight, that we may all be given grace from God to bear what we and our families may be
called upon to face in service to our
wonderful Lord Jesus and that our faith may not fail us. This is my prayer for all of you, in
Jesus name. Amen.
And thanks to Ron Williams for prompting me to seek the Lord and write this morning..
In closing, I hope that I never become a dog that cannot bark. It would be a tragedy if any
of you were not aware of what is
happening, right now, in Israel and what is being predicted. Personally, I am still watching
and listening, but I have a heightened
sense of concern in my spirit that the church is asleep and many pastors, prophets and
ministers have stopped barking. I
suspect that Amos 9:11 and 1 Thessalonians 5:3 are about to be fulfilled, and I cannot help
opening my mouth to sound the alarm.
Finally, really, final close. Jesus is the reason for all of this. If you don't know him, you can.
If you are not going to heaven, you can. You simply say, with your mouth and believe with
your heart that Jesus Christ is the Lord God, your master, and that God raised him from the
dead. Combine this with repentance and a desire to walk with and serve your Lord and you
are on your way, already beginning your eternal life with God. And remember, He's alive---and
heaven's gates are opened wide---for you and me.
Stephen L. Bening
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