Thursday, July 24, 2014

YAHSHUA IS THE MEDIATOR OF A NEW COVENANT!



Although some Messianic Jews insist that the Covenant cut with Yahshua’s Blood on the Cross at Golgotha was not a New Covenant but a re-establishment or renewal of the previous Covenant that God cut with Moses, there is indeed an Old and a NEW Covenant, and the spirit behind them both is different. While the Old or first Covenant focused on outward behavior or legalism, which was often merciless and cruel, the second or New Covenant focuses on inward emotional and spiritual behavior, and the true Spirit behind the Law, which is mercy and not sacrifice: 
Hosea 6:6 - “For I desire mercy and not sacrifice, And the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.” Matthew 9:13 - “But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’ For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.” Matthew 12:7 - “But if you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless.” 
The Apostle Paul explained the difference between the Old and New Covenants in this way: 
2 Corinthians 3:5-8 - “Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God, 6 who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 7 But if the ministry of death, written and engraved on stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of the glory of his countenance, which glory was passing away, 8 how will the ministry of the Spirit not be more glorious?” 
But beyond Paul, Yahshua Himself also had something to say about the Covenant that He would cut with His Blood. He did so through a parable, which indicates that there is a difference between the Old and New Covenants, and established the fact that the Old Covenant was not to be resumed in the New: 
Luke 5:36-38 - “Then He spoke a parable to them: “No one puts a piece from a new garment on an old one; otherwise the new makes a tear, and also the piece that was taken out of the new does not match the old. 37 And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine will burst the wineskins and be spilled, and the wineskins will be ruined. 38 But new wine must be put into new wineskins, and both are preserved.” 
Yahshua also called the covenant that is cut with His Blood a New Covenant at the Passover meal that He shared with His disciples just before He was arrested and killed: 
Matthew 26:27-29 - “Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. 28 For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. 29 But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.” 
Because Yahshua was being put to death at the same time that many lambs were being sacrificed in the Temple to Yahweh for the Passover meal, Yahshua is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. (John 1:29). This is why, when the Apostle Paul recalled the last Passover that Yahshua ate, he indicated that our reenactment of Yahshua’s blessing of the bread and the wine at the end of that meal is a symbol of our entrance into a binding Covenant with God that we will be judged by instead of the Law of Moses: 
1 Corinthians 11:24-26 - “and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” 25 In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes. 27 Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. 28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. 30 For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep. 31 For if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged. 32 But when we are judged, we are chastened by the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world.” 
This teaching shows that there is indeed a New Covenant in which we are responsible for judging ourselves by Yahshua’s teachings so that we will be found blameless, and will not be judged or fall sick. If that wasn’t enough to prove the existence of a New Covenant cut by Yahshua, the following teaching from the Book of Hebrews actually quotes from the Book of Jeremiah 31:31-35 to prove this point: 
Hebrews 8:6-13 - “But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises. 7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second. 8 Because finding fault with them, He says: 
 “Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah - 9 not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they did not continue in My covenant, and I disregarded them, says the Lord. 10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 11 None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them. 12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” (Jeremiah 31:31-35) 
 13 In that He says, “A new covenant,” He has made the first obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.” 
The Book of Hebrews also goes on to say: 
Hebrews 9:11-15 - “But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation. 12 Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. 13 For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh, 14 how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? 15 And for this reason He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.” 
To show the supremacy of this New Covenant over the Old, it is sealed with the power of the Holy Spirit, which was first released in power on the Shavuot or Pentecost after Yahshua’s Firstfruits Resurrection. This is why Yahshua taught that, in order to enter His Covenant, we must be born again with the Holy Spirit. In this way, we have the Word of God written on our hearts by His own Spirit rather than the written testimony that we have to memorize to remember, as the written testimony is passing away: 
John 3:1-6 - “There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2 This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.” 3 Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” 4 Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” 5 Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” 
This is why Yahshua called the Holy Spirit our Helper or Counselor. Not until God’s Spirit indwells us is our one on one relationship with God established: 
John 14:26 - “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.” 
Sadly, this direct relationship with God was missing in the Old Covenant because the people were afraid, and preferred to hear from God through Moses rather than face to face (Exodus 20:18-21). Like it was with Moses, our relationship with God is supposed to move past the written Word into a DIRECT DIALOG with God through Yahshua, who sends us His Spirit to make this possible. Once this relationship is established via the Spirit’s entrance into the tabernacle of our hearts, those who are saved and sanctified through their belief in and love for Yahshua will begin to have visions and dreams, and to hear words of knowledge spoken to them directly by the Holy Spirit. Thereafter, the Holy Spirit will always be there to give them the right words to say in every situation as they learn to trust in and rely on Him (Matthew 10:18-20). This is what the Prophet Jeremiah meant when he said: 
Jeremiah 31:33-34 - “But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 34 No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.” 
For this reason, until you are baptized with the Holy Spirit and born again through full belief in Yahshua as the Son of God made flesh who dwelt among us (who is coming again in Glory), you have no part in the New Covenant. Instead, you are still bound to the Old, and are subject to its judgment and condemnation without the Grace offered by Yahshua’s Blood to justify you (Acts 13:37-39, Romans 3:20-24), and without the Spirit of God to help sanctify you and seal you for full redemption in the resurrection (See Ephesians 1:13, Ephesians 4:30).

If you have any questions about this teaching, please feel free to contact me. My contact information can be found at my POEM ministry web site here: http://pillar-of-enoch.com/contact.html

Your Sister in Yahshua,
Helena Lehman of the
Pillar of Enoch Ministry

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STAR OF DAVID - SYMBOL OF ETERNITY WITH GOD!


~*~ Revelation 22:16 ~*~
“I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you
these things in the churches. I am the Root and the 
Offspring  of David, the Bright and Morning Star.”

I am writing you today to show you all that the Star of David does NOT allude to 666, but to God and Eternity! Although some Anti-Semites are trying to convince believers in Yahshua to hate Israel because their flag features the six-pointed star called the Star of David, I can prove that their argument is totally false!

Depictions of the Star of David made by these people who are against Israel and the Jews are showing that this star can arbitrarily be made to signify the number 666, but they are doing so by subterfuge. In truth, their arguments don’t hold water, because I can prove that the Star of David alludes to the numbers 12, 180 and 360, NOT 666!

For example, each triangle in the Star of David is made up of an equilateral triangle that forms three 60 degree angles, and 3 X 60 = 180, not 666. Furthermore, 180 is one half of 360, the number of degrees in a full circle signifying completion and eternity. Also, since there are two triangles, the number 360, which alludes to the all-encompassing power of God, is being targeted - not 666! Since these two triangles point upward and downward, they signify the division of day and night, and the division of the year into 6 warmer months and 6 cooler months.

In addition, the intersecting triangles of the Star of David can be broken down into seven shapes, not six! There is the center hexagon, and six equilateral triangles forming the points of the star, and these seven shapes turn the Star of David into a circular Menorah, with the center of the star as the point for the Servant Lamp representing Yahshua. In this way, the Star of David signifies the Light of the World Yahshua giving light to all the other lamps. As part of the Light He shines each day, each of the lamps signified by the points on the Star represent the eternity all believers will spend in God’s everlasting Kingdom of righteousness and perfection.

Finally, in between each outward pointing point of the Star of David signifying the outward world that we live in, there is another angle or point pointing inward signifying the spiritual world where God dwells, which cannot be seen. This means that the Star of David does not have 6 points but 12, which can signify the 12 months of the year, the 12 Tribes of Israel, and the 12 Apostles of Christ.

In fact, due to all these godly number associations, I believe that the Star of David can signify Yahshua, who is called the Root and Offspring of David, and the Bright and Morning Star in Revelation 22:16, as quoted at the beginning of this teaching. In fact, the term “Morning Star” could be a direct reference to the Star of David on the Flag of Israel, which appears on a white background that can represent light, and above a blue line that can signify the Earth’s dawn horizon.

Please remember this, and do not allow yourself to be fooled by the lies of the enemy in regard to the flag of Israel, which is not emblazoned with an evil symbol at all, but a truly godly one!

Your Sister In Yahshua,
Helena Lehman of the
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Thursday, July 17, 2014

IS GREAT WEALTH A SIGN THAT ONE IS SERVING GOD, OR SATAN?


Like it or not, there is ample evidence that Satan is the temporary ruler of this world, and he gives enormous wealth, pleasure, fame and power to those who serve him! With this in mind, it makes me wonder why there is so little difference between the way a Pop Music Star might live, and many Leaders in the Church today. Despite protestations otherwise, many Preachers seem to live in great luxury, and to care little for the poor and needy that adore and bless them for giving them FALSE pleasure and empty hope. For these wicked people, this Maxim holds true: 
“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” ~ 1 Timothy 6:10 
One biblical test of whether or not a wealthy person is a servant of God or Satan can be found in how they acquire and handle their wealth. Satan’s minions are those who acquire their wealth by making false promises to people, or that offer them fleeting pleasure like most Politicians, Pop Stars and Prosperity Teachers! Satan’s minions are also those who do not sell all that they do not need and give the proceeds to the poor and distressed people who love them, but hold onto the majority of their wealth. As Yahshua said in Luke 18:18-23: 
“Now a certain ruler asked Him, saying, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”

So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery,’ ‘Do not murder,’ ‘Do not steal,’ ‘Do not bear false witness,’ ‘Honor your father and your mother.’ “

And he said, “All these things I have kept from my youth.”

So when Jesus heard these things, He said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”

But when he heard this, he became very sorrowful, for he was very rich.” ~ Luke 18:18-23 
Based on this Scripture, a wealthy person who is proud, stingy and selfish is likely NOT serving God, but Satan! Despite all the lip service that they may pay to God, this includes many Church Leaders, who live in great luxury while many of those they minister to are suffering without all the basic necessities of life. By wealthy I do NOT mean someone who may own a nice house and a nice car, can afford a nice vacation every now and then, and has enough money saved for emergencies and their retirement. I am talking about people who have thousands, millions or even billions of dollars in assets that they simply do not need to be happy, or to be looked after. 

As alluded to in the Gospel of Luke 18:18-23, the Word of God tells us that those who are blessed with wealth within the Church should be generous with others. Those blessed with great wealth should not be stingy with their excess, but should be ready to give out of their excess to all within their community of believers that might have need. This is also echoed in the Book of Acts: 
“Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need.” ~ Acts 2:44-45 
In my opinion, this is the greatest and most overlooked teaching in the New Testament! As laid forth in Acts, believers shared everything with one another as there was need, so that no one went without! Yet its message seems to be completely overlooked by the majority of today’s Churches. Indeed, many professing believers within the Church don’t really know or care about the people that they might sit next to every Saturday or Sunday in Church. 

There are, of course, exceptions to this. Even when Church leaders may be deaf to the cries of their needy parishioners, many fellow parishioners are not! They often hear and respond accordingly. In fact, before I had a ministry of my own, other believers extended this sort of generosity to me on several occasions. One time this happened was in 1990, when my husband and I were given several hundred dollars in cash by our church friends when we did not have enough money to pay for rent or to buy food. Another time this happened was in 1994, when we needed to move and could not afford to pay movers or even rent a truck, and many in our Church family gladly helped us without charge. How blessed I felt at these times when our friends in the Church truly exemplified the teachings of Yahshua toward us!

This has also happened very recently when I have suffered from a lack of funds that were needed to pay for the basic necessities of live that help me to retain a home base in order to keep my ministry alive. Several of my brethren in Yahshua have come forward with financial gifts repeatedly to help me when I have asked for it, and I am truly grateful for their continual help, prayers and love! These people have shown me that there truly are believers in the Church today who have embraced all of Yahshua’s teachings, and do their best to live by them.

Sadly though, in almost every case where I have had need and found help among my brethren, Church Leaders have NOT responded, but only my friends. But even friends within a congregation can fail to minister to the needs of those around them at times. Another example from my past illustrates this point:

For a time when I was younger and a new believer, I found myself trying to reconcile my new found faith in God with the pain of my past. I was trying to deal with my negative emotions and personality traits that were a result of being raised in a completely codependent environment by cruel alcoholic parents and siblings, and I found myself reaching out to my new church family at home-group meetings. But many of my new friends in the Church had no idea how to deal with the huge amount of pain that I had experienced. 

As a result, many of them brushed it off with platitudes like “That’s all in the past now, and you shouldn’t dwell on it.” or “You are a new creation in Christ, and the past can no longer affect you, so why are you letting it?” Some of them also referred me to the Church counseling office, and told me not to share these hurtful experiences or ask for prayer at my home group because it was “disrupting” the meetings. There were no offers to intercede with prayer or private counseling and mentoring, and no sermons about how to deal with loss or shame - just ostracism and more pain.

This is why I eventually turned to some leaders in my Church to find the emotional help and support I needed. Fortuitously, the Church that I attended at the time ran a professional counseling therapy clinic. However, I initially could not utilize it, as a one hour session cost $65 to $85 an hour even back then (this was between 1993 and 1994), and my husband and I were living below the poverty level at the time. But because I wasn’t able to find emotional healing or intercessory prayer in the home groups I attended, I finally went into their office in an act of desperation and asked if there was some way they could help me anyway. To my surprise, they did not turn me away as I had expected, but gave me some forms to fill out, and said I could submit them to see if they would give me therapy sessions for less. 

They did finally agree to see me for $35 a session, which was still beyond what we could pay. I was happy about this, but soon learned that the counseling sessions themselves left much to be desired. They consisted of me talking about my past hurts, and the counselor psychoanalyzing the underlying causes of my pain without offering me much via prayers to say or Scriptural teachings to think about. In fact, they failed miserably by not feeding me spiritually with wisdom from the Bible or with prayer. As a result, they did not nurture me to grow, or give me practical solutions to my problems that I could have found through intercessory prayer, and in a working knowledge of Scripture. 

So after almost a year of me crying in pain and them patting me on the back and taking my money, I had had enough and canceled my sessions, saying that I could no longer afford to go there. As an interesting side note, absolutely none of the people in the counseling center, who were all members of the same parish, showed me any sympathy or concern after that, or tried to help or comfort me in any way outside of the counseling office.

Since then, God has laid it on my heart that these sorts of deplorable situations happen constantly in Churches all over the world, especially historically in the Catholic and Protestant Churches in the wealthy Western nations that were once considered to be Christian nations. There is very little love and charity being taught or shown, and many people within the Church are suffering needlessly because they are not being taught how to preach and teach from God’s Word about how to love, pray and give! This is especially true of Mega-Churches and Pastors, where the amount that they take in everyday is completely disproportionate to the amount that they give in return on a daily basis.  

As an example, there was a recent story about how Joel Osteen’s church safe was robbed of the offerings earned just on that weekend, which were in excess of $600,000! How much of that huge amount of money do you think goes back into taking care of the poor and needy within their church? I’d wager that very little of it does, despite whatever charity programs or missions they may have.

My message here today is extremely unpopular, and I know that in many cases, it will fall on deaf ears and cause people’s hearts to harden toward me even more. But this is the truth of the Church today, and God will not be mocked by Pastors who are wolves fleecing their sheep, or by sheep that are blind, deaf and dumb to the truth of the Gospel because they refuse to study the Bible or pray on their own, or to seek wisdom directly from God!  

Let’s face it! The message that I needed to hear back then in counseling, but which was never preached to me by any Pastor or Counselor that I have listened to, is the reason why we suffer! Despite the great evidence to the contrary, most people suffer enormously due to their own sins committed in ignorance, and the sins of those that have been entrusted to care for them. In addition, Yahshua made it clear that those who truly love and follow Him will suffer unjust persecution in this life. Furthermore, there are many hints in Scripture that believers need to continually pray to God in repentance, and for protection against the attacks of the enemy.

Sadly, however, not one of the Pastors or Counselors I knew in the past ever told me that, or showed me how to protect myself by utilizing the Intercessory Prayers that are found throughout the Psalms, and which I only learned about very recently from several concerned and loving brethren. These are called Imprecatory Psalms, and I wrote two blog articles about protecting ourselves with these psalms, as well as another blog article about not casting Spiritual Pearls before Swine that every believer ought to read. Here are the Titles and Links to them:

BELIEVERS CAN BE CURSED,
SO LEARN TO PROTECT YOURSELF!

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE
CAST OUR PEARLS BEFORE SWINE

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SPIRITUAL WARFARE - PSALM 91, PSALM 140,
AND TWO SAMPLE DELIVERANCE PRAYERS

As an example of this in the Bible, unrepentant sin was behind the sufferings and great losses that the children of Israel experienced as they fell further and further away from serving the One True God, and committed spiritual fornication with other gods. This truly began on a national scale with King Solomon, who - in his later years - had a weakness for pretty women. As a result, he sinned greatly against God because of allowing the foreign women in his harem to worship whichever god they chose and to teach others to do so - a sin that he apparently never repented of. 

Sadly, Israel paid dearly for those sins when they followed after Bathsheba’s Hittite gods and the strange gods of Solomon’s foreign harem women, which the people of Israel never fully repented of. That is why both the Kingdom of Israel and the Kingdom of Judah eventually fell to foreign powers, and the Israelites lost EVERYTHING, including their wealth, their freedom, their power, and their land. Their folly is a testament to all future generations that God’s mercy, love and forgiveness do NOT cancel the debts we owe when we sin, and there will always be consequences that need to be paid for our sins unless we repent.

There are also many passages in the books that David and Solomon wrote where the wealth and enjoyment of the enemies of Israel are mentioned in relation to the SUFFERING of God’s servants, including themselves. They talk of how the wicked prosper and have every good thing, while the children of God go without and are cursed. 

Part of the reason for this that was sometimes acknowledged by the writers of the Psalms and Proverbs is that there are curses attached to sin by God, and since no one in Israel could keep the Law perfectly, they suffered for it. They all sinned, and were eventually cursed by God with sorrows - both within their families, and nationally as foreign powers began to antagonize and then attack Israel. As God firmly announced to the Israelites:

“Behold, I set before you today a blessing and a curse: 27 the blessing, if you obey the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you today; 28 and the curse, if you do not obey the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn aside from the way which I command you today, to go after other gods which you have not known.” ~ Deuteronomy 11:26-28

What most believers do NOT realize, however, is that the same curses that God listed later in the Book of Deuteronomy (See Deuteronomy Chapter 27) hold true for sinners today, even if they claim the Blood of Christ for redemption. Unless we repent and plead for mercy after we have sinned, and make amends to those we have sinned against, there are dire consequences that must be paid for all sin that include the loss of property and relationships, and can even cost us our health and our lives. 

In fact, despite many false teachings to the contrary, even belief in Christ does not erase the curses that these sins bring upon a person or their world. Furthermore, it does not matter if a professing believer has previously repented of their sins, accepted Christ, been baptized, or even if they currently serve within the Church! For proof of this, read the story of the married couple called Ananias and Sapphira in Acts, Chapter 5! These supposed servants of Christ were both baptized believers within the Church, but they paid dearly for lying to their Church leaders. They also were not given a “fair trial” or a “second chance”! Instead, they died without mercy: 
“But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession. 2 And he kept back part of the proceeds, his wife also being aware of it, and brought a certain part and laid it at the apostles’ feet. 3 But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the price of the land for yourself? 4 While it remained, was it not your own? And after it was sold, was it not in your own control? Why have you conceived this thing in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God.” 
 5 Then Ananias, hearing these words, fell down and breathed his last. So great fear came upon all those who heard these things. 6 And the young men arose and wrapped him up, carried him out, and buried him. 
 7 Now it was about three hours later when his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. 8 And Peter answered her, “Tell me whether you sold the land for so much?” 
 She said, “Yes, for so much.” 
 9 Then Peter said to her, “How is it that you have agreed together to test the Spirit of the Lord? Look, the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out.” 10 Then immediately she fell down at his feet and breathed her last. And the young men came in and found her dead, and carrying her out, buried her by her husband. 11 So great fear came upon all the church and upon all who heard these things.” ~ Acts 5:1-11 
This story is in the Bible for a very important reason. It is there to convict people of the seriousness of their sins even under Grace, and their need to learn that the whole Gospel of God never promises riches, wealth, happiness or freedom from hurt or want for anyone in this life, even the most upright and sterling in character among them. We live in a world full of sorrows and tribulations, and the only real comfort we will find in this world either comes directly from God Himself, or from those who truly serve Him and His people out of love. As Yahshua said: 
“If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.” ~ John 15:17-19
 “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” ~ John 16:33 
Yet despite the fact that the world hates those who love Yahshua, our Father God Yahweh is an ever-present help in trouble for those who have faith in Him. As for how this plays out in the lives of believers, it depends on their level of faith and ability to call out to God for help and direction before things get impossibly out of hand. Most often, help comes in answer to our prayers, which have the power to change things on our behalf.

The late Corrie Ten Boom shared her perspective about God’s help while suffering in a German concentration camp by saying that we are always in tribulation when we are true believers because the world hates us. But we find grace and peace to endure it through Yahshua, who is our strength and help in trouble. So even if we are to be martyred, He will be there with us if we ask Him to be, and He will give us the courage and strength we need to the end, when we go to be with Yahshua in Heaven.

In fact, suffering tribulation is one way God uses to develop our character to be more Christ-like. As Paul taught in his letters: 
“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; 4 and perseverance, character; and character, hope.” ~ Romans 5:1-4 
“We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all abounds toward each other, 4 so that we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure, 5 which is manifest evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you also suffer.” ~ 2 Thessalonians 1:3-5 
So, as we strive to be worthy of our citizenship in the Kingdom of God, we all need to learn to bear one another up in love, and to serve each other as best we are able until Yahshua comes for us, whether by death or in the Rapture. 
~ * ~ Bear One Another In Love! ~ Ephesians 4:1-6 ~ * ~“I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, 2 with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, 3 endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.” 
Your Sister in Yahshua, 
Helena Lehman of the
Pillar of Enoch Ministry
Ministry Web Site: http://pillar-of-enoch.com

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IS THE RAPTURE BEFORE MY SUMMER FLOWERS BLOOM THIS 2014?


On Palm Sunday in 2011, I was given a prophetic word from Yahweh God through His Spirit that the Rapture would happen before my Summer Flowers bloomed. At the time, I thought the flowers that God was referring to were my Oriental Star Lilies, since I was tilling the soil around them at the time. But late this spring, something terrible happened due to a freezing cold snap that we had. The 7 emerging stems of my Oriental Lilies froze and then rotted, and they are all dead now. I was really depressed about this at first, and I wondered what it meant as I prayed and asked God for answers.

Well, this afternoon, I was wandering around my garden during a brief moment of sunshine and noticed something peculiar. Due to the cooler than normal weather we've had all spring and summer, my Rose of Sharon bush has not yet bloomed. I also remember that it blooms around the same time as my Lilies did every summer. The buds of my Helena variety Rose of Sharon bush will soon open into pure white flowers with red centers that resemble Hibiscus blooms, and now I wonder if God had NOT meant my Lilies at all, and that is why they all died! Could God have meant my Rose of Sharon, which is also mentioned in the Song of Solomon, just as Lilies are, and which is thriving despite the terrible weather?

~*~ Song of Solomon 2:1-4 ~*~
“I am the rose of Sharon,
And the lily of the valleys.

The Beloved:
2 Like a lily among thorns,
So is my love among the daughters.

The Shulamite:
3 Like an apple tree among the trees of the woods,
So is my beloved among the sons.
I sat down in his shade with great delight,
And his fruit was sweet to my taste.

The Shulamite to the Daughters of Jerusalem:
4 He brought me to the banqueting house,
And his banner over me was love.”

Right now, I feel in my spirit that this may indeed by the case, especially since the lilies I had come to look at hopefully every summer all died this year, and they are mentioned in conjunction with the Rose of Sharon in Song of Solomon Chapter 2, verse 1! Could this be a sign that the Rapture will be this summer - before my Rose of Sharon blooms in about 2 weeks?

If so, maybe the reference by SIRI that the Gates of Hell would Open on July 27th, 2014 in conjunction with the end of the month of Ramadan is indeed a warning - and a promise - that the world is going to forever change before the end of this month of July in 2014.

As an added incentive to being hopeful that the Rapture could be this summer, my Sister in Yahshua and fellow Watchman on the Wall GIna Lollar McCray shared the following with me on the evening of July 15th, 2014:

~ Message From Gina Lollar McCray ~

Helena, I believe the true Shavuot may be from July 22-July 26th and that Shavuot has MANY Rapture implications.

Here is why the count may have an additional 50 days added:

http://www.lunarsabbath.info/id4.html

With the way everything is looking, this could indeed be it!

I feel like Song of Solomon points to the Rapture at Shavuot and thought it indicated Spring. However recently I have come to realize that the same signs listed are also apparent during Summertime!

~ End of Message from Gina ~

Like Gina, I agree that Shavuot or Pentecost has many Late Spring and Early Summer Rapture implications, as does the Song of Solomon, and I have extensively written about this earlier this year. So this summer could be the time of the Rapture too, in conjunction with the newly calculated time of Shavuot, which is 50 days later than the Jews celebrated it this year in early June.

Even though no one knows the exact day or hour, we can all be sure that - whenever the Rapture happens - the world will change irreversibly and terribly for the worse for unrepentant sinners at that time. But for born again believers, it will forever change for the better as we are whisked away to meet our Bridegroom and King in the air!

Let's Hope the Rapture will be this year, before the end of the summer!

Maranatha! Come, Adonai Yahshua!

Your Sister in Yahshua,
Helena Lehman of the
Pillar of Enoch Ministry
http://pillar-of-enoch.com

Photo Credit:
My “Helena” Rose of Sharon Bush in Bloom,
Summer of 2013, Elmwood Park, Illinois, USA


Monday, July 07, 2014

Immigrants and Refugees: First Wave of the Invasion Prophesied in Washington’s Vision

US Protest Around 3 Busloads of Illegal Immigrants,
California, July 2014 (Click to Enlarge Image)
Let me tell you why the illegal immigrants and refugees now entering the USA are such bad news for America. First of all, although these poor, desperate adults and children that are coming to America with seemingly nothing but the clothes on their backs have been calculated to illicit our sympathy and compassion, you need to realize that these immigrants are Socialists through and through. This means that, as their numbers grow, these immigrants will ensure that no conservative leader or Republican will ever stand a chance of winning a Presidential election in America again, effectively allowing the emergence of a Socialist Dictatorship.

This leads to my second point. The truth is that most of these people coming into the USA want free hand outs that they were not receiving in their own respective countries any longer because their governments can no longer afford to help them. This is why I firmly believe that they represent the first wave of the invaders that were seen in a Prophetic Vision attributed to George Washington that I recently shared on my ministry blog. This vision showed all the wars that would be fought on American soil, as well as their outcomes.

Sadly, though this invasion of people coming to America may prey upon our compassion, the truth is that they represent a huge group of potentially economy-breaking free-loaders, and although their plight has come to such prominence recently, waves of millions of liberally-minded immigrants actually started flooding the nation years ago. It’s just beginning to escalate to totally unmanageable proportions now, so it has finally become headline news.

Washington’s vision explains what the presence of these illegal aliens has done, and will continue to do to the nation. First of all, it started a chain reaction that will result in a flood of people wanting to be cared for by the government from every continent on Earth. Secondly, it will weaken the nation’s economy so badly that cities and towns will increasingly go bankrupt, and then the economy will quickly collapse. Thirdly, it is allowing numerous potential terrorists from Syria and other countries in the Middle East to enter the country.

Dozens of Arabs have been apprehended at the US-Mexico border recently, but there are numerous others that may have already made it over the border undetected. One recent article that agrees with my assessment that Illegal Immigration is set to help destroy America follows:

Rick Perry stands by Obama immigration conspiracy theory

When the economy collapses, it will partly be from trying to meet the overwhelming needs of so many foreigners that are hostile to the traditional American way of life. Even worse, when they cease to continue receiving the free handouts that they came to America to get, many of these new immigrants could potentially turn into terrorist armies - looting, killing, robbing and destroying everything in their path in their desire to get what they want.

When this happens - and it eventually will unless this flood of legal and illegal immigration is stopped or drastically slowed down - the armies and terrorist groups of hostile nations may also begin to rise up within or invade our nation from without, and America’s militias will rise up in an effort to restore peace, law and order. Unfortunately, this will also give the current US Socialist Government free reign to set up Martial Law and attack the militia groups as terrorists because they will be fighting their desired Liberal voting base.

As a window into how bad this current border crisis is becoming, a recent video by Dahboo7 at YouTube brings the dangerous situation into focus. This video shows that American civilians in militia groups are now risking their lives to secure our borders because the Obama administration will not:

BIG MOVE! Texas and California
Militia Unite to Defend the Border!

Part of the reason for the alarm spreading across the nation over the thousands of Illegal Immigrant youth that are flocking to America is that they consist mainly of male teenagers and young men, as attested to in this photo from the US Customs Detainment Camp in Arizona:

South American youth being processed through the US
Customs Detainment Center in Arizona (Click to Enlarge Image)
In other words, these are not mostly little orphaned children or small children and mothers that need serious medical attention, but full grown or nearly full grown young men from Central and South America that most likely have the communist ideologies of their home countries firmly in place, and that are fully capable of holding and shooting guns and forming enemy armies within our borders!

To get a firm grip on why this is important in Bible Prophecy, check out my recent blog article, where I shared Washington’s Vision. The article includes my interpretation of it in light of Bible Prophecies in Daniel, Enoch and Ezekiel, which appear to correlate with it:

George Washington’s Vision Tied to Daniel, Enoch, and Ezekiel

Now, in light of these events that show America’s perilous future, many believers are becoming even more anxious to know how much longer we will have to wait before the Rapture, including myself. This is especially true with the passage of July 7th, 2014 and its connection to 7-7-7 as a strong End Time date warning. Others are wondering what the response of the Church should be in light of this border crisis and flood of illegal immigration.

According to the Word of God, we are called help other true believers who are in need first. Then we are called to help those who do not believe by preaching the Gospel to them and teaching them Biblical morality even as we act to help them meet their physical needs. In other words, feeding the spirits and elevating the spiritual condition of the needy should be more important than meeting their physical needs. When this is done as it should be, we are not simply aiding a group of potential terrorists, but saving and educating a group of potential allies.

Unfortunately, the Church in America is failing to do what Christ is calling them to do because they are full of immorality and selfish ambition. As a result, a great deal of repentance is required before the Church can fulfill its Biblical mandate, which is to preach the Gospel to the whole world, NOT just to simply feed the hungry.

As we watch events unfold that will lead to many End Time wars and conflicts, when the Rapture might be is anybody’s guess. But I did come up with four intriguing date correlations that I thought I would share before ending this article:
1)  From the Spring Equinox on March 20th, 2011 to August 31st, 2014 is 1260 days 
2)  From Nissan 1 on April 5th, 2011 to September 16th, 2014 is 1260 days - 1 week before Rosh Hashanah 
3)  From Easter on April 24th, 2011 to October 4th, 2014 is 1260 days - 4 days before Sukkot 
4)  From Yom Kippur on October 7th, 2011 to the Solar Eclipse on the Spring Equinox on March 20th, 2015 is 1260 days
These four date correlations all start in 2011 as the probable first year of the Tribulation period based on the Signs in the Heavens, the Hallel Psalms, and the Great Pyramid Antechamber date correlations, which I have discussed extensively in my book “The Language of God in Prophecy”, and in many previous articles. All have strong points as to why they could mark good potential Rapture Watch periods. I will likely write more about their merits soon, if there’s time before we fly!

In the meantime, remember that July 7th, 2014 is a 7-7-7 date that is powerful End Time indicator that something big may be about to happen! I wrote about why this date is very important prophetically in the following article:

The End Time Role of the Number 777 Tied to July 7th, 2014

Although our Messiah and King Yahshua could come for us at any moment, I think it’s fun to guess when it could be. I know that it keeps me motivated and watchful! I hope it helps you to be vigilant, watchful and hopeful also.

As a further note of hope, I didn't want to close this article without mentioning the fact that the 9th of Av when the Temples in Jerusalem were destroyed and 15th of Av or Jewish version of Valentine’s Day on the Jewish Calendar are also important Rapture Watch dates. Also of interest is the fact that the 9th of Av is preceded by a three week period of mourning that runs from the 17th of Tammuz falling on July 15th, 2014 to Tisha B’Av or the 9th of Av, which will begin on the evening of August 4th.

What is interesting about the 9th of Av or Tisha B’Av prophetically is that many tragedies in Jewish history have been recorded as having coincided with this date. These include the destruction of the First and Second Temples built in Jerusalem and various pogroms and mass expulsions of the Jews that have occurred in Russia and Europe over the years. Although the Rapture is a joyous event that believers anticipate, it is not going to be a joyous event for the Jews and apostate Christians that are left behind to suffer through the Sudden Destruction of the world that will immediately follow the Rapture.

This period of mourning is followed six days later by the particularly joyous minor Jewish festival of Tu B’Av, or the 15th of Av. This year, it falls on August 10th and 11th, 2014 - beginning on the night of the waxing Full Moon of August 10th. In the past, legends state that unwed Jewish maidens would gather in the orchards of Israel and dance under the light of the Tu B’Av Full Moon in hopes of catching the eye of a young man of marriageable age who would then hopefully offer a proposal of marriage.

As the Jewish version of Valentine’s Day in Israel, the Full Moon Feast of Tu B’Av centers around announcing engagements, holding weddings, and giving gifts to loved ones. As a day to celebrate love, Tu B’Av therefore ties in perfectly with the Wedding theme of the Rapture, as revealed in The Parable of the Ten Virgins (click the embedded text link to read my article about it). So it is a certainly a date we should keep an eye on as we watch and wait for our beloved Bridegroom Yahshua to come for us.

God Bless You, and Maranatha! 

Your Sister in Yahshua,
Helena Lehman of the
Pillar of Enoch Ministry

Ministry Web Site: http://pillar-of-enoch.com

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PS: Beware of Christians that think we should feel obligated to help these young Central and South American men seeking asylum in the USA. Unless that includes giving them Bibles and teaching them the Ten Commandments and Yahshua's Commandments, I totally disagree with this assessment!

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