Saturday, March 28, 2015

THE CONNECTION OF ISIS WITH THE FIFTH SEAL CRY OF THE MARTYRS

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The Radical Islamic Group called ISIS (or ISIL) - which wishes to establish a new Islamic Caliphate in the Middle East and destroy Israel - has already murdered thousands of Christians and so called "Moderate" Muslims in cold blood. They have done so without much opposition in Syria and Iraq, and they are continuing their slaughter even now with the deaths of 21 Coptic Christians by beheading, and the burning and beheading of untold others that are not being widely reported or publicized. Meanwhile, many believers still can't see how this might be a fulfillment of Revelation, Chapter 6, verses 9 through 11, when the Fifth Seal is opened by the Lamb of God:
~*~ Revelation 6:9-11 ~ Fifth Seal: The Cry of the Martyrs ~*~ 
“When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. 10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” 11 Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed.”
Fascinatingly, these verses about the martyrs crying out for justice during the Tribulation number from 9 through 11, evoking a number that recalls one of the most wicked and destructive Radical Islamic attacks ever perpetrated in modern times, when thousands - many of whom were Christians and Jews - died a horrific death. This was inside the Twin Towers of New York City's Trade Center, which were destroyed when two passenger jet planes crashed into the towers moments apart on the morning of September 11th (or 9-11!), 2001.

Why haven't many Christian or Messianic religious leaders or followers spoken up about this number connection between the events of 9-11, and these verses 9 through 11 about the MARTYRS in Revelation Chapter 6? How could they fail to notice it? How can they still be so asleep? My bet is that many are still unwilling to let go of the outdated notion of a Pre-Tribulation Rapture in favor of the Pre-Wrath view because they don't want to admit that they were wrong, and that's just utterly sad.

The Bible gives overwhelming evidence that the Wrath of God is poured out at the opening of the Sixth Seal, and that - since the Bride of Christ and the Wise Virgins are not appointed to suffer God's Wrath, but are also not promised deliverance from tribulation - they should be on the Earth until the Sixth Seal is opened. This means that believers live through the first part of the Tribulation, when the first five Seals are opened. In light of this, the shedding of the blood of many martyrs is the LAST SIGN described at the opening of the Fifth Seal, which is before the Sixth Seal that brings on the Wrath of God, the coming Pole Shift, and the Rapture!

In view of the Signs in the Heavens coupled with the many Scriptures that I discussed in my "Come Up Here!" article about the possibility of Two Raptures - one at Mid-Tribulation (or Pre-Wrath) and one toward the end when the Two Witnesses are raised up - I had the brains, humility and guts to admit that I was wrong about my Pre-Tribulation Rapture views - even though I lost many followers. The detailed article that I wrote in support of my Two Rapture theory is online at my Pillar of Enoch Ministry web site and can be accessed by clicking on the Title text link in this paragraph, and at the end of this article.

The many other Church leaders teaching the Pre-Tribulation view ought to repent and admit that there are other views - such as the Mid Tribulation or Pre-Wrath views - that fit the Scriptures about the Harpazo or Rapture just as well or better and than the Pre-Tribulation view. But some of them are either too proud, too convinced or too greedy to admit their mistakes, or even to see their mistakes. May Yahweh God have mercy on them, because Yahshua is coming for His Bride at the opening of the Sixth Seal, regardless of what the other teachers are teaching, and regardless of whether or not believers are prepared to face the hardships that they should be expecting, and are already experiencing! Sadly, many are bewildered, and are not prepared to suffer deprivation and persecution due to poor leadership.

The coming Wrath of God will be poured out at the opening of the Sixth Seal because of all the martyr's blood that the world has allowed - and is now allowing - to be shed while they engage in fruitless negotiations with those whose hate and contempt of Liberty, Freedom, America and Israel - and all things Jewish and Christian - cannot be negotiated with!

There are numerous reasons why we should believe that we are already experiencing the affects of the First Five Seal judgments. When studied carefully, the Five Seals have to do with the results of unsaved mankind's inhumanity to man, and we are certainly witnessing a huge increase in murder, abortion, violence, unholiness, uncleanness, unkindness, unrest, hatred, sexual immorality, and unchecked carelessness, lust and greed in today's world.

Rather than God's Wrath, the overall wickedness of the world, and the demonic, murderous intent and destructive tendencies of each unsaved person toward others are the source of these Seal Judgments. In keeping with God's Word, and contrary to popular belief, there is no promise in Scripture that says believers will not experience tribulation. Rather, there are promises that we will not suffer God's Wrath, but we need to learn to patiently bear tribulation with perseverance until He sends Yahshua to rescue us from His Wrath. The following Scriptures suggest that all of this is true:
~*~ Romans 2:5-9 ~ Disobedient Self-Seekers To Suffer God's Wrath ~*~ “But in accordance with your hardness and your impenitent heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God, 6 who “will render to each one according to his deeds” 7 eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek for glory, honor, and immortality; 8 but to those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness—indignation and wrath, 9 tribulation and anguish, on every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek...”
~*~ Romans 5:1-4 ~ Suffer Tribulation With Perseverance ~*~“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (ie Adonai Yahshua Ha Mashiach), 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 5:8-10 ~ Christ Saves Us From God's Wrath ~*~ “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. 10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.”
~*~ 1 Thessalonians 5:9-11 ~ Believer's NOT Subject to God's Wrath ~*~ “But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. 9 For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ (ie Adonai Yahshua Ha Mashiach), 10 who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him. 11 Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.”
~*~ Revelation 6:12-17 ~ Sixth Seal: Wrath of God Poured Out ~*~ “I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood. 13 And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind. 14 Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place. 15 And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, 16 and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! 17 For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”
Since Romans 2:8 and 5:9, and 1 Thessalonians 2:9 make it clear that we are not to suffer God's Wrath, and the last Scripture quote makes it clear that God's Wrath begins to be poured out at the Sixth Seal Judgment, believers need to face the fact that they will - and most certainly already have been - experiencing the tribulation judgments attached to the first Five Seals. 

For evidence of this, the Christians being martyred, and the increasing persecution of Christians and Jews - who are now being singled out as dangerous radicals all over the world - are clear signs that the Fifth Seal has been opened. In addition, it is clear that this Seal judgment has nothing to do with God's Wrath, but consists of mankind's inhumanity to man, and the desire of Satan and his demons to exterminate those who love God because they hate the wicked world that Satan has created on Earth.

As a part Assyrian, Messianic Christian, my heart really goes out to all persecuted believers, especially my distant relatives still living in Iran and Iraq. Although we are now experiencing some persecution in the West also, it is still nothing in comparison to what believers in the Middle East, India, Asia, and Africa have had to endure in the past, and still have to suffer. Many believers living in regions where there is a great deal of religious intolerance have been hatefully treated, relentlessly persecuted, and often brutally killed by religious radicals with a demonically-inspired mindset full of unchecked rage and hate.

Due to this, I ask that you please pray with me for the safety, courage, and provision of our persecuted brethren all over the world, especially in Northern Africa and the Middle East, where the persecution is at its worst. Also remember to thank Yahshua for promising to return and bring this period of intense persecution associated with Radical Islamists and other religious zealots to a complete end in the very near future.

As we await the Rapture and pray for the protection and deliverance of our persecuted brethren, it's good to remember that Isaiah 27 contains a promise that Yahshua will come again soon and save a remnant of the Assyrian Christians, the Coptic Christians (of Egypt) and other Christians in the Middle East that are being persecuted from destruction:

~*~ Isaiah 27:12-13 (NKJV) ~*~
“And it shall come to pass in that day
That the Lord will thresh,
From the channel of the River to the Brook of Egypt;
And you will be gathered one by one,
O you children of Israel.
So it shall be in that day:
The great trumpet will be blown;
They will come, who are about to perish in the land of Assyria,
And they who are outcasts in the land of Egypt,
And shall worship the Lord in the holy mount at Jerusalem.”

This Scripture is a promise that the persecution of the believers in and from Assyria and Egypt that we are now witnessing and praying about with great compassion and sorrow is a sure sign that the GREAT TRUMP OF THE COMING OF YAHSHUA to save His own from complete destruction is very, very near. It is also clear that the great Trump of God will be blown just before, or just as the Sixth Seal is opened because that is when the Wrath of God is going to be poured out on the wicked hiding in their doomsday bunkers all over the world.

Before closing this article, I also want to point out that the allusion to Jerusalem in the above referenced prophecy in Isaiah 27 is actually referring to the New Jerusalem in Heaven, where all the saints will be gathered for the Wedding on the Lamb. Hallelu-Yah for that! I'm looking forward to that day with great anticipation, as are countless millions of believers all over the world. One day soon, we will be caught up to heaven in the Rapture and gathered together to celebrate our salvation in the presence of our beloved King and Bridegroom Yahshua, and what a glorious moment that will be!

MARANATHA! 

YAHSHUA IS COMING AGAIN VERY SOON! 

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For Further Reading:
“Come Up Here and Come Away! -
Clues to the Timing of the Raptures” 


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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

WHY THE RAPTURE MAY NOT BE ON THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS!


As the graphic above states, the Ten Commandments were given on Pentecost or Shavuot as part of God's Marriage Covenant with the Israelites. But God cut a New Marriage Covenant with mankind when His Son Yahshua or Jesus, who is our Passover Lamb, died on the Cross for our sins on the eve of Passover. This Covenant will be fulfilled at the Wedding of the Lamb of God in Heaven that is mentioned in the Book of Revelation, Chapter 19. This will occur after the Rapture of the Bride of Christ and the Five Wise Virgins, who will be caught up to Heaven after they are given their incorruptible resurrected bodies.

At that time, the once Gentile, adopted Israelite Bride of Christ will marry Yahshua and symbolically be united as One New Man with the Jews who believe in Him in Holy Matrimony. After all, a wedding is the marriage of a man and a woman to become ONE FLESH in the process of procreation! So the One New Man mentioned by Paul in Ephesians, Chapter 2 is the fulfilled God/Man Yahshua and the Jews united to His PERFECT WIFE!

Due to this - and several others reasons that I will go over in a moment - I do not believe the Rapture has to be on Rosh Hashanah or the Feast of Trumpets in the autumn. One of those "other reasons" is that Yahshua said that no one would know the day or hour of His return, and I do NOT believe that this is just a reference to the two days of the Feast of Trumpets, although this teaching is very popular among Messianic Jews and certain segments of the Church.

The main reasons given for thinking the Rapture, Harpazo, or Catching Away may be associated with the Feast of Trumpets alone has to do with the unpredictability of the Feast, which calls for the blowing of the shofar or ram's horn trumpet to announce a solemn assembly before God. The Feast of Trumpets, which is also known as Rosh Hashanah, falls on two days, and it is only considered to have officially arrived after the New Moon has been spotted in Jerusalem. Although these appear to be good reasons to tie the Feast of Trumpets to the Apostle Paul's reference to the "Last Trump" that will signal the time of the Rapture mentioned in 1 Corinthians, Chapter 15, the fact is that all the Jewish Feasts are considered to be more than one day, and all are connected to the cycles of the Moon. Furthermore, the priests in Jerusalem blew the shofar on all the Jewish Feasts, as well as at the New Moons, and not just on the Feast of Trumpets.

Second, Yahshua did not ascend to Heaven on Pentecost or Shavuot, but the days prior for a REASON. I think the reason is as follows: remember that Shavuot originally commemorated the giving of the Law at Mount Sinai, when God's voice sounded like a Trumpet, and the Israelites were seen as spiritually married to God. Therefore, Shavuot could be meant to commemorate the fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets with the Rapture and Yahshua's glorious Return to conquer the wicked before His Millennial Kingdom.

Third, humanity has always viewed the month of June especially as the most auspicious Wedding month, and Shavuot or Pentecost usually falls in early to mid June. This Feast therefore ties in to the Song of Solomon's references to the Rapture. These references mention lilies and the Rose of Sharon, which begin to bloom in the late spring and early summer. Fascinatingly, the Antechamber in the Great Pyramid signifying the Tribulation period has an exit passage that opens in to the King's Chamber signifying Christ's Millennial Rule has a calendar date attached to it. The date I found connected to the Antechamber's exit doorway after being given a revelation from the Holy Spirit is June 1st, 2016, which is exactly ten days before Shavuot in the Jewish Calendar year 5776. To find out how I came to this discovery in the Great Pyramid Antechamber, read my article linked to below:

A New Revelation Tied To The 
Great Pyramid Antechamber 

Because Pentecost or Shavuot often falls in the months when weddings are popular, it ties in to the Parable of the Ten Virgins, Yahshua's Parable that tells the story of the Bridegroom who is coming for his bride and finds her virgin attendants asleep. Despite being asleep, the Wise Virgins have enough of the oil of the Holy Spirit to have done much good for the cause of Christ, but the Foolish Virgins do not have enough oil, and this signifies their spiritual bankruptcy. Therefore, Yahshua shuts the door on the Foolish Virgins as a symbol of the fact that they will be left behind in the Rapture, while the Wise Virgins go with the Bride to Heaven for the Wedding of the Lamb.

Last year, I wrote a ministry blog article that describes more about how the Rapture is tied to Pentecost or Shavuot. Here is the title and link to it:

WHY PENTECOST IS TIED TO THE RAPTURE

There are also many clues tying the Rapture to other Jewish and Christian Feasts such as the Sunday that falls in Passover Week, which is the Christian Feast of Pascha or Easter. This is the day when Yahshua rose from the dead and ascended to Heaven to be presented before His Father as the spotless Passover Lamb and Firstfruits of the Resurrection. It is also the day that the Omer was counted for 49 days leading to the Feast of Shavuot or Pentecost, which should also always fall on a Sunday for the Jews if they counted it correctly.

I could give many more reasons why I think the Rapture could be associated with the time period between  Passover and Pentecost, but the preceding ones are probably the most compelling. So I think it is a good idea to not assume that the Rapture has to be on Rosh Hashanah, or to allow oneself to be swayed by teachers who insist it has to be. I don't believe it's right to do so. In fact, I think it is a much better idea for all believers to remain ready to meet Yahshua in the air at any time, for only God knows when the Rapture will be.

Nonetheless, if we consider that the Passover Blood Moon of April 4th, 2015 falls early in the morning on a Regular Sabbath directly before Pascha or Easter on April 5th, which is the Sunday of Passover Week that the Firstfruits Offering was made in the Temple in Jerusalem, and the SAME EXACT DAY that Yahshua rose from the dead and ascended to Heaven to be presented before the Father as the Firstfruits of the Resurrection in a Rapture-like event. Therefore, it's either an awesome coincidence or a sure Sign from Almighty God that we're going home in the Rapture very, very soon.

I personally believe it could be the latter, especially since Easter Island was discovered on April 5th, 1722, tying its discovery in to this year's celebration of Pascha or Easter on the same day - April 5th. Personally, I believe that Easter Island was a stronghold of the righteous Sethites prior to the Great Flood, and that they left monuments on the Earth like the Moai Statues on Easter Island and the Great Pyramid at Giza in Egypt prior to the Flood to commemorate their knowledge of God - knowledge that was gleaned from knowing the Gospel in the Stars.

So let's hope we'll be meeting Yahshua in the air sometime very soon - maybe even sometime between Passover and Pentecost this year - or next! After all, the Antechamber in the Great Pyramid does target the official anniversary of Yahshua's ascension ten days before Shavuot or Pentecost in 2016, and that also makes the same season between Passover and Pentecost in 2016 very compelling as a possible Rapture time!

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To His Saints in the Heavens, Please Read:

THE SHEMITAH YEAR HEAVENLY SIGNS 
PROCLAIM YAHSHUA'S SOON RETURN!


MARANATHA! YAHSHUA IS COMING VERY SOON!


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Thursday, March 19, 2015

THERE IS NO EXCUSE TO NOT BE READY FOR THE RAPTURE!

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Look at this detailed graphic of the Gospel in the Stars that can be found surrounding this Solar Eclipse on March 20th, 2015, and what do you see? You see my handiwork, to be sure. But you should also see the Hand of our Almighty Father God crying out to His beloved children to wake up and claim their true destiny in Christ, for this Solar Eclipse or Sackcloth Sun is in the Sign of Pisces representing the Two Houses of Israel, which are Jewish Judah and Gentile Ephraim! Also note that the Ephraimite Fish that the Solar Eclipse will occur over is riding on the back of Pegasus, which is a symbol for Yahshua's White Horse, and a sign of His desire to rescue His saints from God's coming Wrath!

But the startling fact is that few are ready for the Rapture, and Christ knew that this would be the state of affairs when He said: “narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” (Matthew 7:14). He also publicly implied that there would be few left who would be praying for God's mercy and protection while looking for Christ's return when He said: “when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?” (See Luke 18:8).

So it should be no surprise that, just as Christ warned, most have rejected the truth that God has hidden in the very fabric of the world, and in the Starry Universe that He created. All of Yahshua's many parables, and the constellations in our night sky are filled with imagery from everyday life revealing the truths of God to people. But many have been blinded to them by their denial of the truth that God exists. In addition, most of the Prophecies in the Bible are filled with Celestial imagery tied to the constellations that form the Gospel in the Stars, and show mankind how to decipher the meaning of Christ's Parables and God's Prophecies.

My entire ministry has centered around revealing the Christ-centered meaning of the Signs in the Heavens, Yahshua's Parables, the Jewish Feasts, and Israelite religious implements, temples and rituals. For 12 years, I have been trying to help the world to see and hear God as He truly is through what He has made. But sadly, though a few have shown a real love and understanding of the truths that I have shared, most are too demonically blinded and deafened to my words and the Word of God to truly hear, repent and change.  This echoes the words of Paul in Romans 1:18 through 32:
      “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.
       Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
       For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.
      And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.” 
Despite the terrible increase in wickedness around the world that has become evident since His commandments have been ignored, God is still trying to reach the lost by trying to touch their hearts with the truth. But more often now, and though it seems to be doing little good, God has made His displeasure known via the huge increase in violent weather and dangerous Earth changes that have been steadily escalating over the past few years. But at the same time, God is calling His true children to be witnesses for Christ by spreading the Gospel. To aid them in this task, God is also giving them hope through the miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit, and through all the Signs in the Heavens.

When looking at the heavens especially, it is notable that ALL the ECLIPSE Signs in the Heavens in this current Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014 and 2015 - including the Solar Eclipse this Friday - are either in the Sign of Pisces, signifying the Two Houses of Israel, or in Virgo, signifying the Virgin Jewish Mother of Christ and the Gentile Bride of Christ. They are therefore speaking directly to the Jews and the Church, and are meant to offer guidance and comfort to them, while at the same time warning the wicked in the world of impending judgment.

Graphic: Significant Heavenly Signs from 2013 Through 2016
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The above graphic shows the Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014 and 2015 with a mention of their Zodiac locations. As can be seen by my notations on the graphic, both Passover Lunar Eclipses are in the Sign of Virgo, while the Sukkot Lunar Eclipses and the Sackcloth Sun of March 20th, 2015 are in the Sign of Pisces, and both of these signs are tied to God's beloved saints in Judah and Ephraim. So there is no excuse to not be ready for the Rapture, because the very stars and stones of creation have been crying out with a silent voice of truth since the dawn of time, and for ALL mankind to see - especially in these last days!

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To His Saints in the Heavens, Please Read:

THE SHEMITAH YEAR HEAVENLY SIGNS 
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Your Sister in Yahshua,
Helena Lehman of
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Friday, March 13, 2015

Palm Sunday, the Celebration of Yahshua's Kingship!

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The Christian Feast of Palm Sunday, which falls on March 29th in 2015, celebrates the events surrounding Yahshua's Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem in the week before He died. This is the event that established the fact that Yahshua is to be worshiped as the King of All Israel (Israel = both the House of Judah and the House of Ephraim) Who has come in the Name of His Father Yahweh. He was so worshiped by the Jews and other Israelites who loved and followed Him during the week before He died for our sins on the Cross, and He will be worshiped in the same way when He comes again and the Jews finally acknowledge Him and worship Him at His feet! Luke 19:28-44 and Matthew 23:37-39 confirm this:
~*~ Luke 19:28-44 ~ The Triumphal Entry ~*~ 
          “When He had said this, He (Christ) went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29 And it came to pass, when He drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mountain called Olivet, that He sent two of His disciples, 30 saying, “Go into the village opposite you, where as you enter you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Loose it and bring it here. 31 And if anyone asks you, ‘Why are you loosing it?’ thus you shall say to him, ‘Because the Lord has need of it.’”
          So those who were sent went their way and found it just as He had said to them. But as they were loosing the colt, the owners of it said to them, “Why are you loosing the colt?” And they said, “The Lord has need of him.” Then they brought him to Jesus. And they threw their own clothes on the colt, and they set Jesus on him. And as He went, many spread their clothes on the road. Then, as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen, saying:
          “ ‘Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!’ (Psalm 118:26) Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”
          And some of the Pharisees called to Him from the crowd, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.” But He answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.””
~*Matthew 23:37-39 ~ Christ Laments over Jerusalem*~
“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing! See! Your house is left to you desolate; for I say to you, you shall see Me no more till you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’ (Psalm 118:26)”
It is clear from these two Scriptures that directly quote the words about Yahshua in Psalm 118:26 that Yahshua is to be worshiped as the King of All Israel now and forever, and all the Jews will have to be ready to accept Yahshua as their Messiah when He comes again. Thankfully, there are many signs that Jews all over the world are awakening to the realization that Yahshua is truly their Messiah! Hallelu-Yah for that, because this means that Yahshua is indeed coming again very soon!

Also in Honor of Palm Sunday, Passover and Firstfruits, I would like to recall an article I wrote and published on my POEM Blog in August of 2014 that is directly tied to the events that Palm Sunday commemorates. In hopes that you will read it to gain more wisdom, here is the Title and Link to it:

THE SPIRITUAL ALLEGORY HIDDEN
IN CHRIST’S RIDE UPON TWO DONKEYS

This article explores the rich symbolism that is tied directly to Yahshua's rides upon two donkeys during His triumphal ride into Jerusalem - symbolism that is directly tied to the Celestial Sign of Cancer, which is known in the Gospel in the Stars as God's main Heavenly Sheep Pen. It depicts the heavenly abode where God symbolically keeps His faithful Sheep from both Houses of Israel, which can be likened to the Mansions that Yahshua has prepared for His Bride in Heaven, a place the Bride of Christ and the Wise Virgins will inhabit temporarily after the Rapture, which will likely happen very soon.

This March, Jupiter will be in the Sign of Cancer, which is the Constellation that also represents the in-gathering of all those who love Yahshua into one family during His Millennial Rule. Jupiter is called the Messiah Planet because it is representative of Yahshua as the Suffering Servant, by Whose stripes we are healed, and this is likely why Jupiter is a planet that appears to have red and white stripes reminiscent of Christ's scourge marks. Since Jupiter is a very bright planet, it is a great time to see it and its largest moons, which can be seen without a telescope or binoculars in really dark skies.

While Jupiter is still in Cancer, the next Full Solar Eclipse or Sackcloth Sun will appear in the Sign of Pisces, which - uncannily like Cancer - also represents the Two Houses of Israel. The main difference between Cancer and Pisces is that Cancer depicts the Two Houses united under the kingship of the King of kings, whereas Pisces shows them at odds with one another and the King of kings.

When the Solar Eclipse occurs, it will be best seen over Greenland, the United Kingdom, and Northern Europe, and it is likely a sign that judgment is coming to the wicked in those nations soon. Below are some graphics depicting that event that were taken from my blog article entitled: "The Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014 and 2015 - A Visual Prophetic Guide Focusing on the USA and Israel". Click on the preceding Title Link to read that article.
March 20th, 2015 Full Solar Eclipse
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3-20-2015 Full Solar Eclipse Visibility Map
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There are similar graphics in that same Blood Moon Tetrad article that depict the meaning of the third Blood Moon in the Tetrad of 2014 and 2015 that will fall on Passover, April 4th, 2015, just before Pascha or Resurrection Sunday. These are powerful heavenly signs that were left for us by God to tell us that the Rapture, the Great Tribulation and the Second Coming of Christ are all very near! Look up, fellow believers, for our redemption and deliverance from this wicked world are coming soon!

MARANATHA, AND SHABBAT SHALOM!

Your Sister In Yahshua,
Helena Lehman of
The Pillar of Enoch Ministry
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

BIBLICAL REPENTANCE AND FORGIVENESS - WHAT THEY ARE AND HOW TO APPLY THEM

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~*~ Romans 6:6, 10-11 ~*~
“...our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin
might be done away with, that we should no longer be
slaves of sin... For the death that He died, He died to sin
once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God.
Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed
to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Although it should be clear to believers in Christ, there seems to be much misunderstanding of what sin and salvation truly are, what Biblical repentance and forgiveness are, and what constitutes the act of repenting and forgiving. Therefore, I have written this essay to explain what Christian and Messianic sin, repentance, and salvation are, what forgiveness is, and why both repentance and forgiveness are important to our salvation in Yahshua or Jesus.

Simply put, the word in the Bible that is translated as “repent” means “to turn away from”. In addition, the biblical object of our repentance is our sins or transgressions against God's Commandments. Therefore, the Gospel of Repentance is the message that turning away from sin and asking God for forgiveness of our transgressions against Him are required for Yahweh God to forgive our sins. This is the kind of repentance that was preached by John the Baptist before Yahshua was revealed to him as the Messiah:
Mark 1:4-5 ~ “John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. 5 Then all the land of Judea, and those from Jerusalem, went out to him and were all baptized by him in the Jordan River, confessing their sins.” 
Acts 5:31 ~ “God has exalted to His Right Hand (Yahshua) to be Prince and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.” 
Acts 19:1-5 ~ “And it happened, while Apollos was at Corinth, that Paul, having passed through the upper regions, came to Ephesus. And finding some disciples 2 he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” So they said to him, “We have not so much as heard whether there is a Holy Spirit.” 3 And he said to them, “Into what then were you baptized?” So they said, “Into John’s baptism.” 4 Then Paul said, “John indeed baptized with a baptism of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe on Him who would come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus (Messiah Yahshua).” 5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus (Adonai Yahshua).”
As the above Scriptures say, John preached that people should repent of, or confess and turn away from sin or transgression against God, and make themselves holy by setting themselves apart for service to God in order to receive the remission of, or “blotting out” of their sins. John taught that this was required in order to be accepted and forgiven by the coming Messiah. However, John's Baptism of Repentance does not save people or give them the Holy Spirit, as Acts 19 shows us. Instead, to be “saved” or “delivered from condemnation and death” , we must believe in Yahshua as the Son of God and our Redeemer and Savior, as it says in John 3:16-18:
John 3:16-18 ~ “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” 
To truly believe in Yahshua, we need to recognize that Yahshua's perfect blood is required to wash away our transgressions against God, that we need to turn away from sin, and that we need to ask Yahshua to help us to continue repenting and fleeing from sin with the help of His indwelling Spirit. In fact, when we are participants in the act of baptism, which is an important step in the recognition of our salvation, we are giving a public statement that we want to die to the world and its lusts and sins and only wish to live for God and His Son from that moment onward. As the Apostle Paul taught:
Romans 6:1-11 ~ “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? 3 Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? 4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, 6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. 7 For he who has died has been freed from sin. 8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, 9 knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. 10 For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. 11 Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord (Messiah Yahshua our Adonai).”
This is the kind of baptism or death to sin and repentance from sin that is required for people to be saved when believing in Yahshua. Yahshua preached the same message about salvation, repentance and forgiveness, as shown in the following Scriptures:
John 3:1-5 ~ “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.” 
John 14:12-18 ~ “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. 13 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask anything in My name, I will do it. 15 If you love Me, keep My commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever - 17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.” 
Luke 17:3-4 ~ “Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. 4 And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day returns to you, saying, ‘I repent,’ you shall forgive him.” 
Luke 24:46-48 ~ “Then He said to them, “Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, 47 and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48 And you are witnesses of these things.” 
In the quotes above from John's Gospel, Yahshua stressed that those who are saved must be born again through baptism and being imbued with the Holy Spirit. He also made it clear that - when we are truly born again - we will do the same works that Yahshua did, living holy and anointed lives dedicated to God, and doing good works in keeping with Yahshua's commandments. In the quotes above from Luke's Gospel, Yahshua taught that there is no forgiveness without repentance. He stressed that someone should repent of their sins before we give them our forgiveness, and when they do repent, we are obligated to forgive them. Yahshua also said that repentance must come before the remission of sins can be given by His shed blood. The implication is that God can only forgive us when we repent of our sins and then accept Yahshua's sacrifice on the Cross to pay for our transgressions and remove our blood guilt. This principle is also taught in the Gospel of Matthew:
Matthew 6:14 ~ “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”
Matthew 18:21-35 ~ The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant: “Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven. Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. And when he had begun to settle accounts, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. But as he was not able to pay, his master commanded that he be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and that payment be made. The servant therefore fell down before him, saying, ‘Master, have patience with me, and I will pay you all.’ Then the master of that servant was moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt.  
But that servant went out and found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and he laid hands on him and took him by the throat, saying, ‘Pay me what you owe!’ So his fellow servant fell down at his feet and begged him, saying, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you all.’ And he would not, but went and threw him into prison till he should pay the debt. So when his fellow servants saw what had been done, they were very grieved, and came and told their master all that had been done. Then his master, after he had called him, said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you begged me. Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant, just as I had pity on you?’ And his master was angry, and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay all that was due to him. “So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses.”
Matthew's recounting of Yahshua's words make it clear that repentance is required before we offer forgiveness for one's sinful offenses, and that we are obligated to forgive people when they repent. This is an important point, and suggests that we are not required to forgive those who do not repent, just as God is not going to forgive the unrepentant wicked but judge them and pour out His wrath on them:
Revelation 16:8-11 ~ “Then the fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and power was given to him to scorch men with fire. 9 And men were scorched with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God who has power over these plagues; and they did not repent and give Him glory. 10 Then the fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom became full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues because of the pain. 11 They blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and did not repent of their deeds.” 
Revelation 22:14-15 ~ “Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. 15 But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.”
It is clear from the preceding passages taken from the Book of Revelation that the reason that God is pouring out the bowls of His Wrath on the wicked is not simply to hurt them, but to get these people to repent of their sins and ask Him for forgiveness so that they do not have to perish forever. God does not want anyone to perish, but to give those who repent of sin and choose to love Him and follow His Commandments the priviledge of living in the paradisiacal place called the New Jerusalem with Christ forever. But the Bible makes it very clear that these wicked people will REFUSE to repent, leaving God no choice but to condemn them to the Lake of Fire:
Revelation 20:15 ~ “And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.”
To be counted worthy to have our name written in the Book of Life, we must repent of our sins, ask Yahshua to forgive us and be our Savior, and ask Him to give us His Holy Spirit so that we will be reminded of what pleases Him and what He requires from us, so that we will not continue to sin. This is what Yahshua meant when He said to the Church in Sardis that some among them had “not defiled their garments”. He meant that they had not engaged in unrepentant sin since their baptisms, and so their names had not been blotted out, but were still written in God's Book of Life:
Revelation 3:4-5 ~ “You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. 5 He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.”
When taken together, these Scriptures make it clear that we need to repent of our sins before we can be forgiven, and we are required to forgive others when they repent. However, if those who have offended God or us do not repent, we are also not called to harbor any hatred or bitterness in our hearts toward them, but to leave their judgment and punishment up to God. After all, it is God Who ultimately has the last say in where we will end up in eternity - whether that will be in everlasting bliss with Yahshua in Paradise, or in everlasting torment in the Lake of Fire.

To be found worthy to have our names in the Book of Life, we must repent of our sins and ask Yahweh God to cleanse us from sin through the shed blood of His Son Yahshua. After this, we should also forgive those who repent of their transgressions against us, just as God does for us. We should also let go of all hatred and bitterness so that we are not marred by these emotions, and to show that we trust God to be the final Judge of all sinners.

In summary then, Scripture teaches that there is no forgiveness of our sins or transgressions against God's commandments unless we forgive those who sin against us. Furthermore, there is no forgiveness of sin without repentance. We must confess our sins to God and ask Him for forgiveness when we sin, and we need to forgive others when they repent and confess their sins against us in asking us for forgiveness.

Your Sister In Yahshua,
Helena Lehman of
The Pillar of Enoch Ministry
Ministry Web Site: http://pillar-of-enoch.com

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