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2 New Video Posts – Middle East Events, World Events and Obama’s Delay of Action; They’re All In It Together!

 
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Posted by on September 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Children, Discern These Days And See My Latter Rains Now Being Poured Out

A few weeks ago, I went to the Lord in prayer.  I gave Him all my worries, my praises, my love and asked questions that were present upon my heart.  I did not post it because some of the message is for me personally, but as I now realize, most all of it is for all of us.  Near the end, I saw lights bursting near the East Coast and darkness fall on the West, along with three (3) big “BOOMS”.  What these are, I have no idea, none but then I heard the song “Oh when the Saints, go marching in, oh when the Saints go marching in…”  Please use discernment, pray to our Lord Jesus as you read these words, before and after for Divine Wisdom, Divine Knowledge and Divine Understanding of what He is telling/showing us.  I am human, I am far from perfect, I am just a normal woman who loves the Lord and who has been blessed by Him to be included in this wonderful “End Time” teaching and in no way do I claim to know when the Lord’s Plan is going to be released onto the world.  I only know what I have been taught these last 2 1/2 – almost 3 years now and how it is lining up exactly as He has taught.

Before I released this message, I needed confirmation from the Lord to do so and today, it was received as it was in regards to the “latter rains” which are now upon us.  I want Him to come immediately, today if at all possible, just like all of you but I am not anxious over it and I just keep my faith in Him full each day…I am always alertly aware of my walk, my fullness of faith or if I am feeling a little lack –  so either way, I give it to Jesus each day and He gives me balance, a Great Heavenly Balance that removes the excess if needed and increases what I lack.  Whatever surfaces, comes to the top, I give Him and He knows exactly what to do, always!  Please do not get discouraged for He is always on time, His Perfect Time and whether it be this year or next (hopefully this year), we know we are close and in the Season of His Return for He told us this and He does not lie, He is not a liar.  It is our eyes and ears that could not see the exact placement of all things until now and we should have known this was His Appointed Time per His Signs – His TRUE SIGNS that we disregarded, never looking beyond the moment or year we were standing in to see what we were looking and waiting for had not fully arrived but;  we were in “our” fleshly moments and could not see with Heavenly Eyes for if we did truly look via our Spirit, we would have seen the importance of the upcoming 70th Jubilee, the Blood Red Moons and the period of true hatred across all lands felt toward God and Our Lord Jesus and everything Godly as it shows today.  These are His True Signs – we should have prayed for everything Divine before now and maybe, just maybe had we done that, many would not be running out of fuel now as we near the finish line.  Maybe many would not feel like He just might be tarrying and delaying His removal of The Bride…He is not tarrying nor delayed.  He, if anything, is extending His Mercy just as He timed it and it is us who has been led by our desperation of wanting to see perfection,  move our feet at a faster pace than the Lord’s consistent, evenly stepped footing.  It is us who became zealous for our days here on earth to be over, therefore we hovered each year over signs and wonders that had not quite manifested into true birth pains we see and are now experiencing.  We are now seeing “The Real Deal” in signs and wonders.  How many days, weeks, years did we walk, no run, ahead of the Lord trying to see His Arrival Date?  How many emails have we opened in search for His one “special” memo to us telling us His absolute direct plans and timing?  Knowing now what we know and have learned, can’t you see all He has allowed in our lives and why they occurred?  I can.

Oh Child, worry not of days and what they hold…do not fret over what I control. I will take care of the impossible for nothing is too great for Me your Lord Jesus Christ and My Father who sits on the Throne of Heaven as that is where all He has made is watched over. His Creation is the “Apple of His Eye” – watchful eyes are on them always. Recreating the days of your life shows proof of My love for you; My protection and My lessons all done for Kingdom reasons and the Father’s Glory. It will be so now and forever.

Daughter, display the discernment and knowledge of these days and what has been taught to you. Remove all doubt, delays and whispers of the enemy from you…clear your space, your spot in which you stand and hold tight to your faith in Me. This is what I warned My Bride about – the time when many hearts, minds and understanding would start to wonder from My Truth poured upon them by My Holy Spirit. Rebuke and remove these now as they are not true and you daughter, have been told and given the Truth.

For the latter rains are here. Rain rain go away, come back another day is just another song full of words and wishes of the enemy. It is not a good thing wishing away the rain for that is from Me…that is Me as My Spirit is poured upon many in the latter rains arriving now. Again people have no knowledge of the idle words they repeat nor do they see the originator and his reasons for confusion. He wishes for My Children to hope for actions against what is right – always opposite of My Truth. And yes, I want the ice broken.

How many learning days in total? Patterns are here too!

Again Child, time has come and the clock has moved. All the messages are opening and in-play as we now walk into the time of the end, the Lord’s Time and it is now upon the earth and men. Stay close but worry not for you know your footing in Me. The Eastern sky lights up bright while the western sky covers in darkness. The Normandy Beach front comes to America led by Captain America, America’s own captains have led the armada that delivers defeat. BOOM – BOOM – BOOM!

When the Saints go marching in…

 
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Posted by on September 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

YOU MY CHILDREN ARE ALL MY BENJAMIN’S

YOU MY CHILDREN ARE ALL MY BENJAMIN’S

Allow the pen to write. Cry out to My Children who grow restless for they need to stand tall in their faith now. I have not forgotten nor forsaken not even one of Mine, NOT ONE! My Ways are not yours Children but My Promises, My Word and My Love are always for you and I bless you with what you ask. If you lack, I will fill. If you yearn for Me, I will comfort you.

Longing for Me is GOOD but do not stand in misery or tears of disappointment for My Appointed Time has not fully arrived. It is upon you Children for you surely know this. Each are called in for HEAVENLY REASONS and many will not discern their own Kingdom Worth until their job is almost finished. You speak not of your own accord but of what your God, The Great Jehovah, has granted upon your Spirit. This time is your time – what you were chosen for at the beginning.

What walks upon the earth now is but a combustible matter that My Spirit cannot rest within nor upon. My Children need not ask for they know the Time of Day and they know the Watchful Hour is upon them. I tell My Children truly, you must not weaken from weariness – you must listen to what My Holy Spirit speaks and you will have the answers you seek. Why must I repeat what all My Children already know? My Watchers know My Hour but they worry for naught for now is the calm before the storm…the many storms. Now is the time you wish Me to walk on water but I ask, have I not already done this to show many who also believed and were too mine, only so they would grow in faith and not in fear? I need not do this for you for you know true faith and you are able, through Me, through My Name, to stop the boat from rocking and allow it to coast once again on peaceful waters. Do this now for it is who you are in ME!

Quicken your steps to the place that calls your name and holds a place for you. You are all My Benjamin’s child for he was also last, just as you are last. Benjamin just believed. He stood in Me and he walked pleasingly, lovingly and was faithful in his belief and love in Me, The Great I AM. My Bride is “My Benjamin’s” and as I loved him, I love you as I did him. Did I not say “the first shall be last and the last shall be first”? Benjamin was the 12th child – you My Children, are too the last.

(At first, I thought this was personal as a portion of this was for a great Prayer Warrior but then, there were paragraphs that were for everyone so I separated the 2 and decided to post what was for all of us.  This is the message I spoke of that confirmed “the first shall be last and the last shall be first” – I still am in complete awe of our Great God for allowing me to see this.  It was my little special “umph” He knew I needed!)  This was written on August 18, 2014.

I thought that I had posted this but I realized that I had only saved it as a draft…I apologize.  This was received on August 18, 2014.

Please let me say that we are NOT THE ACTUAL TRIBE OF BENJAMIN nor descendants from them (some of us could be though)…this is a “similarity”, a “likeness” to the Tribe of Benjamin and what they represented during that time and to God.  After I had posted my information on this, I realized that some might confuse the message and think we are the tribe or are it’s new replacements!  No, it is a reference and means that we, The Bride, represent to the world now what the Benjamites did back then.

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on September 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Israel’s 70th Jubilee ; The Sign Of Jonah Is The 3-Days Of Darkness/Jesus In The Tomb Pattern

Pt 1 – Bride’s Harvest Time!! Israel’s 70th Jubilee; Sign of Jonah & Jesus in the Tomb

PRAYER REQUEST URGENT! Bride’s Harvest Time!! Israel’s Jubilee; Sign of Jonah & Jesus in the Tomb

(Please note that the Prayer Request above was for the young wife and mother I posted about in my last post/thread – who did sadly pass away last Sunday.  Thank you all for your prayers – The Lord is always faithful and for whatever reason He chose to take her to her new home in Heaven, we know it was out of His Great Love for her and not a punishment.)

ISRAEL’S JUBILEE 

In these 2 videos, I’m sharing with you how special this coming Jubilee time is or Israel and for The Bride.  God’s Jubilee cycles are 49 years, going into the 50th, which is actually called the first as it starts the cycle over again),  then He requires the land to rest, debts forgiven and land/holdings returned to the original owner…oh happy days right!!  Well it just so happens that this coming Jubilee is the final 70th Jubilee of the sabbatical cycles which concludes at this time and all part of God’s Perfect Timing where He has placed these “End Time Events” so they coincide and conclude with His Word spoken thousands of years ago.  How wonderful is that?

“Seventy ‘sevens’ are decreed
For your people and your holy city
To finish transgression,
To put an end to sin,
To atone for wickedness,
To bring in everlasting righteousness,
To seal up vision and prophecy
And to anoint the most holy.” Daniel 9:23,24 (NIV).

The following information regarding the Jubilee cycles was copied from http://www.markbeast.com/70jubilees/70sevens.htm and is being used for learning/reference purposes only.

1. Seventy “sevens” – 70 sabbatical cycles – 70 x 7 = 490 years

Seventy “sevens” are decreed for your people to atone for wickedness. Jesus was the atonement and sacrifice for our wickedness. He lived a perfect life on earth and then died for our sins making it possible for us to be delivered from sin and to receive eternal life through faith in Him. The first fulfillment pointed to the coming of the Messiah. The 70 sabbaticals predicted Christ’s first coming.

The 70 sabbaticals began in 457 BC and ended 490 years later in 34 AD. Jesus died and was resurrected in 31 AD in the middle of the 70th sabbatical cycle. The first coming of Christ occurred at the exact time predicted in Daniel’s prophecy.

2. Seventy “sevens” – 70 Jubilee cycles – 70 x 7 x 7 +1 = 3,431 years

Seventy “sevens” are decreed for your people to put an end to sin and to bring in everlasting righteousness. The second fulfillment points to the time when God’s people will no longer transgress His law. They will have everlasting righteousness brought into their lives and they will never sin again. Then Jesus will come to take them to heaven. The 70 Jubilees predict Christ’s second coming.

The 70 Jubilees began in 1416 BC when God’s children entered Canaan. The 70 Jubilees will end 3,431 years later in 2016 AD when God’s children will enter heavenly Canaan. God’s people will be totally and permanently delivered from sin and Jesus will come again. The second coming of Christ will occur at the exact time predicted in Daniel’s prophecy.

In these two steps God eliminates the sin problem for His people. They will be forever freed from sin.

*Again, this I believe relates to Israel and the Second Coming of Christ, not the Rapture or taking of His Bride which is prior to that so even though logically, this Jubilee period starts in September 2015 and ends in 2016, we go prior to this as we know this event is not going to happen as everyone thinks or has been taught…it will play-out slightly different.  It could be 2015 when it occurs but I still believe 2014 is a big, huge year for the Bride, especially September to December and truly look for our departure during this time.

 

THE SIGN OF JONAH

Jesus told His disciples that the last generation, this generation, would be given the sign of Jonah but what really, is the “sign of Jonah”?  It’s the 3 days of darkness – it’s the 3 days in the belly of the whale!  Jonah had to reconcile himself back to God for disobeying what God asked him to do and after he shunned God’s request, well, let’s just say that was one huge “GULP”!  Once in the dark belly, Jonah began to repent, ask for forgiveness which ultimately led him back on the path of change and God’s Promise…into the Light just as those that have not reconciled themselves today must do.

Now, remember when Jesus died on the cross, there was a great earthquake immediately following which also brought darkness to the skies for 3 hours.  This too will be a pattern in the days to come with the veil between dimensions tearing or being torn, revealing the supernatural happenings that the Lord has kept us blinded to up to that point.  Then, Jesus was prepared for His burial and placed in the tomb.  The Bible tells us that the first thing He did, was to descend into the bowls of the earth, Abraham’s Bosom to release all God’s faithful followers, His loving children, prophets, chosen kings, etc.  Jesus had the keys and now, He could supply to those who patiently waited an “Open Heaven” where Jesus Himself escorted them to.  He personally brought each one up to reside with The Father, then He returned to Sheol and ministered to the lost, It was there and then that He gave them a chance to say they were sorry, to repent, to RECONCILE THEMSELVES BACK TO THE FATHER THROUGH HIM…HE SHOWED HIMSELF to the unbelievers and the sinners and the lost and gave them a second-chance so-to-speak.  This is the pattern that again will be followed during the coming 3 days of darkness as He again will show himself to everyone on hoping that they too will be reconciled in the dark, harnessing change so they too can walk into God’s Light, His Promise and into The Promised Land. where they too may reside for eternity.  See the pattern again?  Then after He had risen, Jesus walked, ministering to the people of Israel for 40-days and 40-nights along with 12,000 or so saints that were risen from the dead.  Again, this is how you may begin to understand what is about to occur a little bit better, more clear and easier.  The 40-days is the Harvest which is now quickly upon us.

Remember too that Jesus personally delivered God’s faithful that were in the Bosom of Abraham to Paradise FIRST, before anything else, they were taken out and up – this is what He will do with His Bride, with us, before coming back down to earth, the “belly of the earth” where many of the lost/unbelievers accepted.

 

 
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Posted by on September 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

A Beautiful Young Wife and Mother Is Called Home…

First, please let me extend my great many thanks to all that prayed for my once-step-son’s wife who I asked all to pray for as she has been in ICU since Thursday from either a stroke or brain hemorrhage, the doctor’s were unsure because of her unresponsive state.  This beautiful young woman was also 3 months pregnant and had a brand new baby boy Kolby, age 5 months at home.  Kyle and his wife were some of the best young couples I have had the pleasure to watch as they not only loved each other, but respected each other.  What really drew me to her was her faith in God.  She loved the Lord, attended church each week and other times because she loved Him and wanted to be near Him and I wholeheartedly believed, she practiced what she preached and lived the life the Lord would have been pleased with.  She was also a first/second grade teacher and had wished for a child of her own for a while now but had a hard time conceiving.  Little Kolby was born in April, 6 weeks early as she was on bed-rest but now, he is perfect, healthy and absolutely adorable!  My daughter and I were a little shocked to hear she was pregnant again so soon but considering she had been trying for the past few years, we were happy for them both.

My heart truly breaks today as I know the pain that family must now walk through and the joy that will forever be removed from their lives.  Here are some pictures of this beautiful family and I ask again now for all your prayers to be directed to the healing of this very lost family.  May the Lord ease the pain that fills their hearts and may they call on His Name when they need that pain to be lifted when the burden of it is too great.  This is one of the last things she posted on her Facebook page and it tells you where her heart was…it was with Him:

And I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Marquitta, Kyle and Kolby Jacob…I wish you peace, I wish you love and truly pray that Jesus watches over each until the three of you are in each others arms again.  Look up for surely your Redemption draws nigh!

 
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Posted by on September 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Why Can’t People Verbally Express Love? Just Say 3 Little Words…I Love You!

Why you ask?  Well, why not is what I ask you?

When you are a child, you just go skipping through your days with confidence, knowing that no matter what you do, you are loved and that no matter what, your mother and father are there for you, they will and can fix everything and anything that may surface.  I remember waking up in the morning and I knew that my mother was going to be in the kitchen making breakfast while Soft-Step dancing to one of the old Big Bands of the 40’s.  She would hear me coming down the hall and when I stepped into the kitchen, she knew that I would walk or run straight to where she was standing so I could get my “good morning” kiss and hug, along with her loving smile as she would say these words…”I love you”!  There, that was my power pill for the day, smile in tow as I would then sit down to the table to eat.  Welcome to my world when I opened my eyes to each new day!

 

Now, we had a very similar scene when I would come home from school as every day, I mean every single day that I got off that big yellow school bus and ran down my slopped street, jumping over my usual obstacles along my path because as a kid, you have that daily beat and path confidently patterned, only to see my mother again standing in the kitchen waiting for me to tell her about my day.  She was now in the process of preparing dinner as we always at 5:00 p.m. (my dad’s strict request my entire life) but she again would put a halt to everything, reach down, give me a huge hug and kiss and say with absolute love radiating from her face…”I’m so glad you are home Tootsie, I missed you and I love you!”  Again, she would have her music albums playing but during this time of day, it was her favorite Englebert Humperdinck (she LOVED HIM) and she would take my hand into our large living room and we would dance, slow dance.  As I am sitting here now recalling this time, I am starting to cry yet feel all warm and fuzzy inside because I was so loved…she loved me with all her heart and I knew it!  I could face anything, anybody, everything and everybody because of the love of this wonderful, beautiful woman, my mother for she is the one who not only showed us love, but she taught us HOW TO LOVE!

 

I am not sure if I will every truly understand parents who do not want to squeeze the absolute life (in a good way) out of their children when they hug them.  Or, how is it possible to keep all those emotions way deep inside when they are playing with them?  How does a mother or father, not kiss those “Mini-Me” faces routinely?  How is the “want” not there?  Was it because they themselves were not shown this affection when they were small or throughout their life?  Is is because they genuinely do not know how to go about doing this?  Are they embarrassed to show this side although they do feel love for their children? Do they believe they will appear weak and feeble by showing their vulnerable side?  Or, could it be they believe that showering their off-spring with lovey-dovey gestures will somehow leave them, the children, vulnerable to this competitive world?  I think it’s safe to say, all the above may play an overwhelming factor in the “why” of this.

 

You know, Jesus is “Love Coming Down” and love is a trait that is instilled, infused in us all if you are truly a Child of the Lord’s as we are made in the image of God and Jesus is LOVE, so how is it possible for this emotion not to surface?  The enemy’s whispers and counterfeit spirits (those that are opposite of the Sevenfold Spirits of Heaven) have a huge defining role in this and this void has either 1) been passed down via generational curses, or 2) or been thrown in the throes of chaos and confusion that has merged with the spirit of depression, self-loathing, insecurity, extreme self-doubt, and the feelings of never being good enough to love anyone else or be loved by anyone else.  This will numb a person’s God-given “Gift of Love”, allowing it to then be ignored and buried so far down that the person has no idea it is even there.  If we are truly born in the Image of God, we all were born to love one another and ourselves and when you do this, how is it possible not to show it?

 

Below is a video I uploaded today regarding this very subject.  Recently, I was informed by an ex-sister-in-law (we are still close) that my ex-mother-in-law was never told this by her mother as a child, nor as an adult, therefore, she herself never knew how to say these words to her own children, although she did feel them greatly.  This explains so much to me!  Why she does what she does and allows herself to live her life a particular way (nothing horribly bad nor anything that great) as I now see it’s how she was shown love or the lack of, that dictates her motives still to this day.  She is 77 years old today and has dated a married man since 1982 and as far as anyone of us can tell, it will remain this way until one of them passes away.  He is a very nice man, very well off (although I’ve not seen much come her way so I know it’s not because of his financial status) and he does love her but because of the money he has and comes from, he chose to stay in a loveless marriage where both his wife and he have outside “friends”.  Now I know why my ex-mother-in-law has stayed so long on this dead-end road…he not only showed her love, he told her he loved her and for her, it was words she longed for her entire life.  I have hoped and prayed that she would see her adulterous status was not pleasing to the Lord, that it was one of the “BIG SINS” and that it was because of this situation, God could not allow blessings into her life but it just fell on depth ears so at least now, I know why and I can start to take another route to get the above-message to sink in.

 

This is just one of the problems or should I say scars that carried throughout life and very hard to heal so my question is:  Why not avoid it and just learn to say the cure – I LOVE YOU!  I have to add this – I now can pretty well tell who they are, those that grew up without hugs/kisses – yet love, but not much physical contact.  You know them too and can tell – they are the ones that when you hug them with that deep bear hug that is actually just your normal hug, and they stand very stiff, slightly moving their hands on your arms or back to give a little pat but then as fast as it started, the hug is over and the look of pure relief covers their face!

 

I’m also going to leave you with a song that my loving mother used to sing to us all the time.  Oh she had many, but this one she said almost every day, even when we were grown.  Thank you mother, you taught me so much…I miss you.

 

“If you hug me, I’ll hug you and then, I’ll pass them on!”

  It doesn’t matter the years, the months, the weeks, the days or the hours that have now passed in your life without you truly knowing what love is.  All that matters is that you are standing in an  abundance of it now and will for eternity.  Forgive those who could not speak these words to you and bless them by taking the time to do for them what they could not do for you or themselves…tell them you love them, speak it out loud then pull them to you and hug them, tight!

Remember, practice makes perfect.

One of my favorite scenes from the movie “The Help” is when Abilene tells the little 2-year-old girl she took care of (she was the maid and the nanny) that no matter what happens to her in her life, that she should always remember 3 things and she would repeat these verses to her every day and make her repeat them.  You see, because this little girl still had her “baby fat” and in her mother’s eyes was not the “beauty queen” she had expected or hoped for, her mother showed her very little attention, leaving this little one feeling a bit unloved and Abilene recognized the lack in this relationship early on.  So for all those out there that have felt that “lack” at some point in their life, this is for you:

 

“YOU IS KIND ~ YOU IS SMART~ YOU IS IMPORTANT”

 

 
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Posted by on September 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

The Tribe of Benjamin, Yet Again! The Connection Hiding In Plain Sight…Another Confirmation!

Since I posted my thoughts on the Tribe of Benjamin and how it’s mimicked by the Bride of Christ, I have read many comments by people who have too seen the connection…they too were given Heavenly Breadcrumbs and I would just like to say, thank you!  Thank you for sharing with me your find and experiences as I am always thrilled to see how the Lord works His Great Wonders!

Today, I was reading an article posted on Five Doves by Renee Moses which was posted January 29, 2013 regarding a in-depth study she had done on the Feasts, especially the Fall Feasts.  As I was reading, scrolling down the page, I came to the caption and paragraph “A Bride Catching Festival”.  As you read this, you will see the parallels to the “Catching Away” of the Bride of Christ but notice, it’s seen in Judges 21:19-25 referencing again, The Tribe of Benjamin.  Why did we not put this together before?  We did but paid no attention to Benjamin and it’s relationship to his tribe.  The Lord is truly amazing me each day with this discovery as is the comments from many of you on how in these past few days, you too have been led to Scripture which ironically, talks about this tribe.

For the full article/study and thread, see this link I am posting for your convenience:  7th Day of Tabernacles = 7th Day of Passover by Renee Moses.  Please know also, this study is pointing out patterns and references to the End Times and Ms. Moses states her beliefs/learning on what she believes to be true and will be coming in the near future but I MAY NOT AGREE FULLY WITH HER IN CERTAIN AREAS.  For instance, she believes the Two Witnesses are Moses and Elijah and I know it is Enoch and Elijah, along with other views she may have, I have been taught otherwise but those points do not take away her in-depth detailed study she has put so much time and effort into.  I can understand and do agree to many areas and conclusions she has detailed here, but again, I do not agree fully with her on everything.  The patterns of the past Biblical events and their timing is eye-opening and I am glad she has put it together as it is a wonderful teaching point, easy for others to understand but please, use discernment in areas.  Just because I or we agree on a particular fact/area of understanding, doesn’t mean we have to be in unison in all areas…don’t forget what you have been shown because of someone else’s point of view in various events and their timing but do take out what the Spirit of the Lord is confirming with you to be of Him and correct.  Leave the other parts alone so you will not be confused…I believe she is 3/4 correct and the other remaining percentage, close but off a bit.

A Bride Catching Festival

Judges 21:19-25 deals with the time that the Tribe of Benjamin was permitted to seize wives as they are dancing at “the annual festival of the Lord in Shiloh.” (Shiloh is the place where the Tabernacle of Moses was set up in Joshua 18:1. It was still there when the narrative in Judges takes place.) The text tells us that the girls are dancing in a vineyard, so the festival is likely to be connected to the end of the grape harvest, or Feast of Tabernacles. 

Furthermore, since the men of Israel were required to go to Shiloh to observe the Pilgrimage Festivals while the Tabernacle was there, it is quite possible that festival was the Feast of Tabernacles.  (Later, when the Temple was built in Jerusalem, Jewish males were required to go to Jerusalem.)

There may be a hidden pattern in the narrative. According to the Bible, the Tribe of Benjamin had offended the Israelites by their unwillingness to surrender fellow Benjamites who had committed a heinous crime. A conflict ensued between the two sides resulting in the deaths of the entire Tribe of Benjamin, with the exception of 600 fighting men. According to Judges 20:47: “But six hundred men turned and fled into the desert to the rock of Rimmon, where they stayed four months.”  Now, the Israelites had made an oath not to give their daughters in marriage to any Benjamite.  Consequently, they realized that the tribe of all men was bound to die out.  Regretting their vow, but unable to break it, they devised a plan to get wives for the remaining 600 Benjamites.  First, they determined that no one from the camp of Jabesh Gilead had assisted them in the war.  So they put that entire camp to death, except for 400 virgin girls.  Then they took the girls to Shiloh and sent an offer of peace to the Benjamites at the rock of Rimmon, who accepted the women as wives.  

Then they told the remaining 200 men to go to an annual festival of the Lord at Shiloh.  “So they instructed the Benjamites, saying, ‘Go and hide in the vineyards and watch.  When the girls of Shiloh come out to join in the dancing, then rush from the vineyards and each of you seize a wife from the girls of Shiloh and go to the land of Benjamin. When their fathers or brothers complain to us, we will say to them, ‘Do us a kindness by helping them, because we did not get wives for them during the war, and you are innocent, since you did not give your daughters to them.’ So that is what the Benjamites did.  While the girls were dancing, each man caught one and carried her off to be his wife.”  Judges 21:20-23.

Perhaps this strange story about the snatching of brides is prophetic.  Perhaps its timing, during the grape harvest, gives us a clue to the timing of the Rapture.  Judges 21:23 uses an interesting Hebrew word for “took” – it is “nasa.” It means “to lift up.”  It is the same word used in Genesis 7:17 to describe the lifting of Noah’s Ark during the Flood.

“For forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth.”  Genesis 7:17.

Please notice that the 600 Benjamites obtained wives in increments of 400 and 200.  First through killing, and second through a bride snatch.  If you add an extra zero to 600, 400, and 200, you can see the timeline of 6000 years of human history.  During the initial 4000 years, God obtained a wife through killing or the sacrificial system.  After the final 2000 years, Christ will obtain His wife through a bride snatch – the Rapture.

The name Benjamin translates to “son of the right hand.”  Jesus Christ is the ultimate Son of God’s right hand.  “Jesus replied, ‘But I say to all of you: In the future you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.'”  Matthew 26:64.  The 600 Benjamites initially fled to the “rock of Rimmon.” Rimmon is Hebrew for “pomegranates.”  The fruit is connected to only the High Priest. Jesus is not only our High Priest, but He is also our Rock.  The Benjamites stayed at Rimmon for four months before they seize their wives at Shiloh where the Tabernacle is located. There are four months between the Feast of Pentecost and the Feast of Tabernacles. Jesus said, “Do you not say 4 months until the Harvest? Pentecost was the beginning of the wheat harvest and the Feast of Tabernacles is the harvest at the end of the age.

 

Below is another much read Scripture from Jeremiah 6 which references Benjamin yet again.  I just find this quite incredible as now, I am reading these verses in a whole other light!

Jeremiah 6 New International Version (NIV)

Jerusalem Under Siege

“Flee for safety, people of Benjamin!
    Flee from Jerusalem!
Sound the trumpet in Tekoa!
    Raise the signal over Beth Hakkerem!
For disaster looms out of the north,
    even terrible destruction.
I will destroy Daughter Zion,
    so beautiful and delicate.
Shepherds with their flocks will come against her;
    they will pitch their tents around her,
    each tending his own portion.”

“Prepare for battle against her!
    Arise, let us attack at noon!
But, alas, the daylight is fading,
    and the shadows of evening grow long.
So arise, let us attack at night
    and destroy her fortresses!”

This is what the Lord Almighty says:

“Cut down the trees
    and build siege ramps against Jerusalem.
This city must be punished;
    it is filled with oppression.
As a well pours out its water,
    so she pours out her wickedness.
Violence and destruction resound in her;
    her sickness and wounds are ever before me.
Take warning, Jerusalem,
    or I will turn away from you
and make your land desolate
    so no one can live in it.”

This is what the Lord Almighty says:

“Let them glean the remnant of Israel
    as thoroughly as a vine;
pass your hand over the branches again,
    like one gathering grapes.”

10 To whom can I speak and give warning?
    Who will listen to me?
Their ears are closed[a]
    so they cannot hear.
The word of the Lord is offensive to them;
    they find no pleasure in it.
11 But I am full of the wrath of the Lord,
    and I cannot hold it in.

“Pour it out on the children in the street
    and on the young men gathered together;
both husband and wife will be caught in it,
    and the old, those weighed down with years.
12 Their houses will be turned over to others,
    together with their fields and their wives,
when I stretch out my hand
    against those who live in the land,”
declares the Lord.
13 “From the least to the greatest,
    all are greedy for gain;
prophets and priests alike,
    all practice deceit.
14 They dress the wound of my people
    as though it were not serious.
‘Peace, peace,’ they say,
    when there is no peace.
15 Are they ashamed of their detestable conduct?
    No, they have no shame at all;
    they do not even know how to blush.
So they will fall among the fallen;
    they will be brought down when I punish them,”
says the Lord.

16 This is what the Lord says:

“Stand at the crossroads and look;
    ask for the ancient paths,
ask where the good way is, and walk in it,
    and you will find rest for your souls.
    But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.’
17 I appointed watchmen over you and said,
    ‘Listen to the sound of the trumpet!’
    But you said, ‘We will not listen.’
18 Therefore hear, you nations;
    you who are witnesses,
    observe what will happen to them.
19 Hear, you earth:
    I am bringing disaster on this people,
    the fruit of their schemes,
because they have not listened to my words
    and have rejected my law.
20 What do I care about incense from Sheba
    or sweet calamus from a distant land?
Your burnt offerings are not acceptable;
    your sacrifices do not please me.”

21 Therefore this is what the Lord says:

“I will put obstacles before this people.
    Parents and children alike will stumble over them;
    neighbors and friends will perish.”

22 This is what the Lord says:

“Look, an army is coming
    from the land of the north;
a great nation is being stirred up
    from the ends of the earth.
23 They are armed with bow and spear;
    they are cruel and show no mercy.
They sound like the roaring sea
    as they ride on their horses;
they come like men in battle formation
    to attack you, Daughter Zion.”

24 We have heard reports about them,
    and our hands hang limp.
Anguish has gripped us,
    pain like that of a woman in labor.
25 Do not go out to the fields
    or walk on the roads,
for the enemy has a sword,
    and there is terror on every side.
26 Put on sackcloth, my people,
    and roll in ashes;
mourn with bitter wailing
    as for an only son,
for suddenly the destroyer
    will come upon us.

27 “I have made you a tester of metals
    and my people the ore,
that you may observe
    and test their ways.
28 They are all hardened rebels,
    going about to slander.
They are bronze and iron;
    they all act corruptly.
29 The bellows blow fiercely
    to burn away the lead with fire,
but the refining goes on in vain;
    the wicked are not purged out.
30 They are called rejected silver,
    because the Lord has rejected them.”

 

 

 
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