Monday, May 22, 2017

JUPITER - MOON PENTECOST CONJUNCTION RAPTURE ALERT!

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Jupiter Represents Christ as the Bridegroom and
the Moon Represents the Bride of Christ, And
They Will Be In Conjunction At Midnight On
Pentecost, at the End of the Barley Harvest!

According to my Professional Astronomy Software, Jupiter and the Moon will be in Virgo on the evening of June 3rd over Jerusalem, but will be 10 to 20 degrees apart the whole night, and on the entire evening of June 4th when the conjunction is at its closet, this conjunction will not be viewable at all from Jerusalem, but will be below the Eastern horizon.

So the best viewing location for this conjunction is in North America from around 10 pm on June 3rd to 1:00 am June 4th, 2017, depending on the viewing location. This seems fitting since the majority of those who believe in the Rapture live in North America. In fact, the most perfect conjunction will be visible in the Southeast from New York City, NY at precisely Midnight on June 4th, 2017, during the very first minutes of Pentecost!

Could our Beloved Bridegroom Yahshua be coming for His Bride at Midnight NYC time, or sometime later on that day, or a few days before or after? It should be noted here that the Jewish Ascension Day was on May 19th-May 20th, and their Pentecost called Shavuot will be on May 29th-30th. Furthermore, the Christian Ascension Day is on May 25th, 2017, so the Rapture could happen before this June 4th Sign in the Heavens of Jupiter and the Moon in Conjunction in the Sign of Virgo the Virgin. If so, this Sign on June 4th would then simply be an affirmation to those still on Earth that the Bride and the Bridegroom have been united forever in Heaven at the Wedding of the Lamb!

We shall soon see if this is the time of the Rapture or not. In the meantime, stay tuned! There are more Signs in the Heavens on this Pentecost 2017 that will be noted in another article coming very soon, if we're still here, because we may not be! Look at this video that I posted to my Facebook timeline today! It may actually be showing the beginning of the Rapture of the DEAD, which is supposed to take place before the Rapture of the living! It was posted to YouTube on May 19th, and this was the eve of the Ascension of Yahshua according to the Jewish Calendar, which was ten days before the Jewish Pentecost called Shavuot on May 29th-30th.

Rapture of the dead in
Yahawashi/christ is happening


Maranatha, and God Bless You All!
Hope To See You All In Heaven Soon! :-D

Though we can't be certain this video is actually depicting the Rapture of the Dead over Europe, it is entirely possible that the Rapture of the Dead and of the Living could take place over a number of days, and might even be separated by a few days. I'm hoping this is the case, and we'll all be in Heaven at the Wedding of the Lamb on or before June 4th, 2017!

From Your Sister In Yahshua, 
Helena Lehman of the 
Pillar of Enoch Ministry Web Site: 

FOR FURTHER READING:

WHY PENTECOST IS TIED TO THE RAPTURE 

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


Sunday, May 14, 2017

KEEPING THE SABBATH IN SPIRIT AND IN PEACE

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Sometime believers stumble over their legalistic, works-oriented tendencies, thereby negating the Freedom and Liberty believers have been given in Christ. One place where this is especially evident is in various teachings about the Sabbath, which can become extremely restrictive and demanding. However, though we are commanded to keep the Sabbath Day holy, and to rest from our works and concentrate on doing God's work on the Sabbath, all of us face challenges in this life that hold us back from keeping God's Commandment to keep the Sabbath perfectly.

This is especially true if we're married to, or have children that are unbelievers, and they want to attend events or engage in affairs that they insist on doing on the Sabbath Day, or if we have a work position that doesn't allow us to honor the Sabbath. In these cases, we should do our best to reflect Christ's loving and perfect character and to witness to the lost, just as we would on any other day. So, when we come into contact with people throughout the week, our faith in and love for Christ and our neighbors should always be apparent, no matter what those whom we come into contact with may believe.

One thing we need to remember is that all true believers are under God's Grace through Christ, and Christ nailed all the sacrificial and ritual Laws to the Cross with Him because He was the PERFECT SACRIFICE FOR SIN (See Colossians 2:13-14). Therefore, we are no longer subject to keeping any of the ritual or sacrificial Laws that were attached to the Seven Major Feasts of the Lord. Instead, we only need to focus on the Laws that SPECIFICALLY govern our MORAL WALK with God and mankind. The only exceptions to this rule are the three major Feasts of the Lord that our Savior Yahshua either directly told us to honor, or showed us to honor by their connection to major events in the making of God's NEW Covenant with mankind.

This NEW Covenant was cut via Christ's shed Blood on the Cross, and it was sealed by His Resurrection during the Feast of Passover. It was then further expanded upon after Christ's Ascension by the giving of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost or Shavuot, and it was given a future dimension via Christ's establishment of the Kingdom of God on Earth through the process of becoming Born Again in the Spirit. The final goal of this process of being redeemed, transformed and gathered into God's Fold through Christ is celebrated at the Feasts of Tabernacles and Chanukah.

The Feast of Passover, with its focus on Resurrection Sunday, is in the early Spring, Pentecost Sunday or Shavuot is in the Late Spring, and Sukkot or Tabernacles is in the Autumn. However, the Jews also view Chanukah as a second Feast of Tabernacles, and I have proven that the 9-day Feast of Chanukah is directly connected to the much maligned, but nonetheless sanctified 12-day Feast of Christmas. Therefore, celebrating Chanukah and/or Christmas as a holy feast dedicated to God's Son fulfills our requirement to keep the Feast of Tabernacles. Happily, most believers do honor these three Feasts in their own ways, and since they are not required to keep the Sabbath as the Jews do, they also have the freedom to keep the Sabbath traditionally, or skip or alter it a bit when necessary.

In the Gospels, there is proof that we have freedom from traditional Sabbath-keeping in that Yahshua was a Sabbath breaker. For example, Christ healed the sick on the Sabbath (See Luke 6:6-11; John 5:8-19). In the example given in the Gospel of John, Yahshua not only healed a man with an infirmity on the Sabbath, but ordered him to pick up his bed and walk. Now, not only was it unlawful for the healed man to pick up his bed and carry it on the Sabbath according to the incorrect but prevailing Jewish interpretation of the Sabbath Law, but it was also technically unlawful for Yahshua to show mercy and compassion by healing on the Sabbath, based on Jewish teaching. So the Jewish religious leaders of the day called the Pharisees actually sought to kill Jesus for disproving their strict and meritless definition of how to keep the Sabbath, and not for actually breaking any of God's Commandments.

Christ and His apostles also picked grain and ate it on the Sabbath when they were hungry (Mark 2:23-28). When the Pharisees ridiculed Christ and the Apostles for picking ripe grain on the Sabbath, Yahshua said that God made the Sabbath for mankind, NOT mankind for the Sabbath, meaning that the Sabbath was meant to be a blessing for mankind, not a burden or curse that kept them from eating, enjoying nature, or caring for others (See Mark 2:27). This is why Paul said not to let anyone judge you by whether or not you keep sabbaths, which are a shadow of the reality and FREEDOM that we have been given in Christ (See Colossians 2:16-17, below). As the Apostle Paul said in Colossians 2:8-23:
“Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. 9 For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; 10 and YOU ARE COMPLETE IN HIM, who is the head of all principality and power. 11
      In Him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, 12 buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead. 13 And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, 14 having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. 15 Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it. 16
      So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths, 17 which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ. 18 Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puff ed up by his fleshly mind, 19 and not holding fast to the Head, from whom all the body, nourished and knit together by joints and ligaments, grows with the increase that is from God. 20
       Therefore, if you died with Christ from the basic principles of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to regulations— 21 “Do not touch, do not taste, do not handle,” 22 which all concern things which perish with the using—according to the commandments and doctrines of men? 23 These things indeed have an appearance of wisdom in self-imposed religion, false humility, and neglect of the body, but are of no value against the indulgence of the flesh.”
Paul's discourse in Romans 14:1-10, which is quoted below, also emphasizes the truth that believers have the Freedom and Liberty in Christ to do as the Holy Spirit leads them. He does so using language that addresses believers in regard to observing traditional Feast days and sabbaths, and the rituals associated with them:
“Receive one who is weak in the faith, but not to disputes over doubtful things. 2 For one believes he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats only vegetables. 3 Let not him who eats despise him who does not eat, and let not him who does not eat judge him who eats; for God has received him. 4 Who are you to judge another’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand. 5 One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. Let each be fully convinced in his own mind.
       6 He who observes the day, observes it to the Lord; and he who does not observe the day, to the Lord he does not observe it. He who eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he who does not eat, to the Lord he does not eat, and gives God thanks. 7 For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself. 8 For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. 8 Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s. 9 For to this end Christ died and rose and lived again, that He might be Lord of both the dead and the living. 10 But why do you judge your brother? Or why do you show contempt for your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.”
This means that believers can choose to keep the Sabbath and other ritual behaviors regarding what we eat and drink, or where we go everyday of the week, or on one day, or part of one day in the week, or not at all due to other pressing obligations, and they should NOT feel ashamed or condemned for it. In Christ, we are free from the restrictions placed on us by the sacrificial and cyclical rules of God's Law because Christ fulfilled or will fulfill them all for us. This is why, in his epistle to the Galatians, the Apostle Paul warned against falling back on old ritual behaviors, and explained what it means to have Freedom and Liberty in Christ:
“Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. 2 Indeed I, Paul, say to you that if you become circumcised, Christ will profit you nothing. 3 And I testify again to every man who becomes circumcised that he is a debtor to keep the whole law. 4 You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace. 5 For we through the Spirit eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. 6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love.” ~ Galatians 5:1-6
I for one, am extremely grateful to Yahweh God for this blessing under His Grace, and for the faith that His Son and Spirit have given me to work out my salvation with His perfect love, which casts out all fear. For though we must all work out our salvation with a degree of fear and trembling when we err, we also can find great peace and liberty through our diligent application of love, mercy and Grace - both towards ourselves, and towards all of our brethren in the faith.

As for how we should spend the Sabbath, Luke, the write of Acts makes it clear that believers should fellowship with one another on the Sabbath, as well as help other believers in need of help, or that are poor by setting aside funds to give to them when needed (Acts 20:71 Corinthians 16:2).

For more information on this important topic, you may want to read two previous POEM Ministry blog articles, which go even further into the purpose and prophetic meaning of the Sabbath. Here are the titles and links to them:

PROPHECIES OF THE 1ST DAY
 AND 7TH DAY SABBATHS

WHY CHRIST IS THE LORD
OF A PERPETUAL SABBATH!

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Monday, May 08, 2017

SCRIPTURES THAT TEACH THE NEW COVENANT OF GRACE


One of the most important things I've learned over the years that I have been a believer is that God's Grace or Unmerited Favor is a central theme of the New Testament. I have also learned that it is often the subject of frequent attacks by those who  misunderstand that God the Father is not only a God of Justice and Judgment, but a God of Mercy and Compassion. In response, I have written this article, which quotes many of the Scriptures that support the reality and power of the New Covenant of Grace that was cut with Christ's shed Blood on the Cross.

Those who deny the Power and Gift of God's Grace say that Yahshua's blood sacrifice on the Cross for our sins is MEANINGLESS because we are all still subject to the Law, and will not be forgiven for one transgression - no matter how small - unless we repent and turn completely away from sin. These Judaizers or deniers of God's Grace often say that we have to be perfectly free from all sin through repentance and self-sacrifice, or we will go to Hell. But they overlook the fact that many of us may be committing sins that we are unaware of, and therefore cannot repent of them.

In effect, these Legalists are denying the extent of God's Mercy and Forgiveness. However, the New Testament clearly shows that Grace is a product of God's compassion, and denying Grace is denying that God has compassion. Furthermore, we are called to show God's mercy and compassion to us by giving it to others. By extending the unmerited favor and compassion of God to us by forgiving those who have sinned or transgressed against us, whether they are sorry or not, we continue to be covered by God's Grace. As Yahshua or Jesus said:
Matthew 6:14-15 ~ “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.”
There is a Kingdom Principle at work here about the blessings of mercy, compassion and forgiveness that Yahshua laid out clearly in the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant. This Parable illustrates what Yahshua meant when He said that we need to forgive our brothers up to seventy times seven:
Matthew 18:21-22 ~ 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?” 22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven. 23 “Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. 24 And when he had begun to settle accounts, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. 25 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. 26 The servant therefore fell down before him, saying, ‘Master, have patience with me, and I will pay you all.’ 27 Then the master of that servant was moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt.
     28 “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!’ 29 So his fellow servant fell down at his feet and begged him, saying, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you all.’ 30 And he would not, but went and threw him into prison till he should pay the debt. 31 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.
     32 “Then his master, after he had called him, said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you begged me. 33 Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant, just as I had pity on you?’ 34 And his master was angry, and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay all that was due to him. 35 “So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses.”
As this Parable shows, the King - who signifies God the Father - forgave the massive debts of a servant who owed him much. But this wicked servant did not extend the same mercy to one of his own workers, and would not forgive his much smaller debt, but sent him to debtor's prison. So the King was angry with the servant who owed the greater debt, and made him pay for all His sins by sending him to be tortured, which is what happens to unforgiven sinners in Hell.

So this Parable clearly illustrates that we are called to show mercy and compassion by forgiving others, just as we have been forgiven. This is why the Apostle Paul said that all those who are born of the Spirit of God, which is the seal of our salvation in Christ, are now under no condemnation. He said this in his Epistle to the Romans, Chapter 8, and in Ephesians, Chapters 1 and 2:
Roman 8:1-5 ~ “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, 4 that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. 5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.”
Romans 8:9-15 ~ “But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. 10 And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. 12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”
Ephesians 1:11-14 ~ “In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, 12 that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory. 13 In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.”
Ephesians 1:4-10 ~ “...just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, 5 having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, 6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved. 7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace 8 which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, 9 having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, 10 that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth—in Him.”
Ephesians 2:1-10 ~ “And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, 2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, 3 among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. 4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
Paul also laid out the truth that no one is saved by the works of the law, but only by faith in the saving work of Christ on the Cross. He said this in the third Chapter of his Epistle to the Galatians:
Galatians 3:5-12 ~ “Therefore He who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you, does He do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?— 6 just as Abraham “believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” 7 Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham. 8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, “In you all the nations shall be blessed.”[Genesis 12:3-4] 9 So then those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham. 10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them.”[Deut. 27:26] 11 But that no one is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for “the just shall live by faith.”[Habakkuk 2:4] 12 Yet the law is not of faith, but “the man who does them shall live by them.”
We are also told in the Epistle to the Hebrews that Yahshua serves as our High Priest and Mediator before the Father. He who has covered our sins with His shed blood will not leave us defenseless. As our High Priest before the Father, Christ serves as the Mediator of the New Covenant of Grace:
Hebrews 4:11-16 ~ “Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience. 12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. 14 Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
Hebrews 8, Entire Chapter: ~ “Now this is the main point of the things we are saying: We have such a High Priest, who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens, 2 a Minister of the sanctuary and of the true tabernacle which the Lord erected, and not man. 3 For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices. Therefore it is necessary that this One also have something to offer. 4 For if He were on earth, He would not be a priest, since there are priests who offer the gifts according to the law; 5 who serve the copy and shadow of the heavenly things, as Moses was divinely instructed when he was about to make the tabernacle. For He said, “See that you make all things according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.”[Exodus 25:40] 6 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 31:31-34] 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.”
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.”
The teachings in Hebrews are summed up by the Apostle John, who says Yahshua serves as our Advocate before the Father. This means that, if we Love Yahshua and belong to Him by faith, He will not allow us to be condemned:
1 John 2:1-2 ~ “My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 2 And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.”
So then we are under a New Covenant of Grace that is administered by Yahshua or Jesus, our great High Priest, our Mediator and Advocate before the Father, who forgives us our sins when we are covered with His blood sacrifice through our faith in and love for Him.  By faith, we are also covered by His Grace, which is God's unconditional forgiveness of all of our transgressions against Him. According to Ephesian 1:7 and Hebrew 9:14 (quoted above), this is because God no longer see us and our sin when are covered by Christs blood. Instead, God sees His Son and His precious shed blood that washes away our sins.

Indeed, all who are in Christ by accepting His blood sacrifice and being born again by His indwelling Spirit are covered by His Grace. For this reason, as long as they continue in their faith, believers are continually seen as spotless lambs that are free of transgressions before the Father. As such, they are heirs according to the promises made to Abraham and Sarah, the free woman, as this illustration taken from my book "The Language of God in Humanity" clearly shows.

This is why I am so deeply grateful for God's Gift of Grace!

Thank You Yahshua!
Praise God For His Gift of Grace!

With Love From
Your Sister In Yahshua,
Helena Lehman of the
Pillar of Enoch Ministry
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Saturday, May 06, 2017

The Seven Characteristics Of A True Prophet Of God

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Most believers think that anyone that makes an accurate prediction about something coming in the future in regard to Bible Prophecy is a true prophet of God. But that is not necessarily true. There are many false prophets in this world that make accurate predictions that do not glorify God or further God's Will, but serve to deceive believers into thinking they are more blessed and more approved by God than they actually are. There are also many psychics, astrologers, witch doctors, occultists, shamans and primitive traditional healers in the world today that can accurately predict events and reveal the future.

To test whether these are true prophetic voices of the Living God Yahweh and His Son Yahshua or not, more qualities other than accurate predictions are needed. A key Scripture that validates the existence of Prophets in this world today is found in the Apostle Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians:
~*~ Ephesian 4:11-16 ~*~  “And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.”
This passage of Ephesians tells us that - along with pastors, apostles and teachers - prophets are meant to edify the Body of Christ, and to equip the saints to minister to others. Another Scripture that applies to Prophets is the list of attributes that Bishops or Overseers in the Church should have, since Prophets oversee or guide all believers in a special capacity:
~*~ 1 Timothy 3:2-7 ~*~  “A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach; 3 not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous; 4 one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence 5 (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?); 6 not a novice, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the devil. 7 Moreover he must have a good testimony among those who are outside, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.”
Although not every Bishop or Overseer has to have all of these attributes, especially as regards marital status - where the man might be a widower or taken a vow of celibacy to serve God instead of being married to one wife - all of the other traits should manifest themselves in any servant of God that has a leadership role, including those who are prophets. Verse 7 above is also important, as these Overseers need to intercede for the Church with the world outside the Church, which is hostile to it. So they need a keen ability to instill trust and good will in others.

The following study covers all the important aspects of being a true prophet, most of which are alluded to in the above listed Scriptures. In my study, I have broken down the characteristics of a true prophet into seven categories, as follows:

1) Called Or Anointed To Prophesy By God, Fully Dedicated To God: A prophet must receive his calling and his prophetic gifts from God the Father, as was the case for all the Prophets in the Bible. Some were also anointed to Prophesy, such as was the case with Elisha, who was anointed by Elijah to take his place.

A true prophet is also fully dedicated to the one true God, not compromising God's authority by giving it to any false gods or religions, but only directing people to love and follow God the Father and His Son. As it says in John 14:6, a true prophet must believe that Yahshua is the Way, the Truth and the Life, and that the only way to the Father is in Christ alone. Any person who claims to be a born-again prophet of God, but that still follows the teachings and practices of other religions apart from Christ is an agent of darkness.

One cannot claim to be a Christian and at the same time believe and practice Metaphysics, Witchcraft, Satanism, mysticism, spiritualism, shamanism, AMORC (Rosicrucianism), Universalism or Ecumenism, Islam, Freemasonry, New Age ideology, Hinduism, Mind Science, Gnosticism and so forth. Prophets must see the Bible as the infallible Word of God. If they are so led, true prophets also should be able to see that the Book of 1 Enoch, the Book of Jubilees and the Book of Jasher or Upright Record are biblically sound ancient texts that can greatly enhance and deepen our understanding of the events that took place in the Book of Genesis.

2) Displays All the Fruits, and Many of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit: In addition to having accurate prophecies or predictions, a true Prophet must have the characteristics of Christ, which includes all the fruits of the Holy Spirit. Galatians 5:22 lists these as love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. If the person with supposed prophetic gifts does not display all of these fruits, that person is not a true prophet of God. In Matthew 7:16-20, Yahshua clarified that we would know His true servants by their spiritual fruits.

3) Bold in Preaching the Word of God and Teaching New Disciples: A true Prophet must be very familiar with the Word of God in the Bible, and should be able to boldly preach Scripture to teach, rebuke, discipline, correct and instruct both new and seasoned believers. As it says in Scripture:
~*~ Timothy 3:16-17 ~*~ “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 
They must also be zealous in fulfilling the Great Commission described in Matthew 28:19-20, where Yahshua said:
“All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 (and) teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you.” 
See also, Isaiah 58:1, where God says to Isaiah:

“Cry aloud, spare not;
Lift up your voice like a trumpet;
Tell My people their transgression,
And the house of Jacob their sins.”

Prophets should therefore be bold, even yelling and loudly admonishing those they are trying to instruct and convict of their sins and shortcomings before God. They should also be familiar with the teachings of other books mentioned or alluded to in the Bible, such as the Book of Jasher or Upright Record, the Book of Jubilees, and the Book of 1 Enoch. Knowing the basic foundation behind the Gospel in the Stars should also be evident, since Yahshua told us to watch for many of the End Time Signs in the Heavens that are prophetically described in the Book of Revelation.

The true Prophet will also never contradict the Word of God with his prophecies, but steadfastly teach and uphold what Scripture says about God's Loving, Pure and Perfect Character, God's Salvation, Mercy and Grace, and God's Judgment, Wrath and Vengeance. As it says in Isaiah 8:20: “To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them!” The Law refers to the first five book of the Bible, also known as the Torah or Pentateuch. The Testimony is found in the histories, Psalms and prophetic writings of the Old Testament.

4) Full of Fearlessness and True Humility: A prophet must be fearless to preach the Word of God, but also very good at instilling the fear of the Lord. As it says in Psalm 25:14The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him, and He will show them His covenant.

The fear of the LORD is not simply about feeling fear toward God's judgment, or terror when thinking about one's broken relationship with God. To fear God actually means having a deep reverence for Yahweh God and His Law, a great love for His righteousness, and a great respect for His limitless power and authority. As it says in Proverbs 8:13: “The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way, And the perverse mouth I hate.”

But Scripture also teaches that God cannot reveal His secrets to a proud or arrogant person. In fact, as it says in Numbers 12:3, the prophet Moses was more humble than all the other men who were on the face of the earth at that time. True prophets are also fearless. They don’t ever compromise the Word of God, but are bold, forthright, and always willing to die for the truth. Read 1 Kings 22:10-51 to see how this was displayed by the virtually unknown Prophet Micaiah, a suffering and bold prophet who is seldom mentioned by pastors and false prophets!

5) Genuinely Loves Christ, And Leads People To Christ And His Righteousness: true prophets of God will display a deep and genuine love of Yahshua or Jesus, with the same ability to lead others as Christ led His followers when He walked the Earth in the land of Israel over 2000 years ago. Indeed, it was Yahshua Himself that  commanded us to love one another just as He loves us. When we do love others in the same exact way that Christ loves, it is a sign that to the world that we are Christ's true disciples (John 13:34-35 ). If one performs miracles, and prophecies accurately without fulfilling all of God’s moral commandments to flee worldliness and shun sexual sin, that prophet should be seen as lawless and untrustworthy, and as a false prophet. As it says in Matthew 7:21-23:
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’”
A true prophet does not seek to receive praises or worship from people. Instead, he will humble himself, and allow the people to see the Spirit of Christ shining through his words and actions.. A true prophet also will not allow people to depend on him. Instead, he will encourage them to inquire directly from Christ (John 1:24-36). The purpose of those with a prophetic ministry is to help in bringing people to desire to be born again so that they can listen to the Spirit of God within them and follow Yahshua Ha Mashiach or Jesus the Christ.

True Prophets are preachers of holiness and righteousness (2 Peter 2:5, Isaiah 58:1). Not only do they preach holiness, they practice what they preach. The Bible says that both Enoch and Noah walked with God. This means that they were very godly men that exuded holiness, had a great love for God, and had much respect for His power, authority, and creativity (Genesis 5:22-24; Genesis 6:9).

6) Not After Fame or Fortune: True Prophets don’t seek after fame and popularity, but rather seek to have a very deep level of intimacy with God. They are also not capable of being bribed. No one - not even a king, president or high-ranking governmental official - can bribe a true prophet to compromise the Word of the Lord. Also, though true prophets can perform miracles, signs and wonders, they don’t advertise or brag about their ability to perform miracles (John 7:1-5).

A true prophet is also not money-conscious or looking to achieve great wealth. He does not ask people for an offering before he prophesies, or ask people to “sow a seed” in order to claim the fulfillment of their prophecies (Daniel 5:13-17; 2 Kings 5:14-19; 1 Timothy 3:3, quoted earlier). A true Prophet also doesn't prophesy at his own choosing, but only when moved by the Holy Spirit per the Will of God (2 Peter 1:17-21). This means you can’t pay a true prophet to prophesy to or for you.

7) Prayer Warriors Dedicated To Intercession:  True prophets are tireless intercessors; real spiritual warriors and watchmen who bear the burden of the saints and the nations of the earth in their hearts. They pray unceasingly for the lost, and shout the truth from the rooftops, calling all who can hear them to repentance, fasting and prayer. As it says in Isaiah 62:6-7:

 “I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem;
They shall never hold their peace day or night.
You who make mention of the Lord, do not keep silent,
7 And give Him no rest till He establishes
And till He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.”

This concludes my study. I undertook this study of the seven characteristics of true Prophets because there are very few studies of this type available on the internet. Therefore, the Lord laid it upon my heart to help believers find a way to determine who should serve as a prophet within each congregation of the faithful. May this article serve as an accurate and helpful guide as to what Scripture says a true prophet should be like.

With Love From
Your Sister In Yahshua,
Helena Lehman of the
Pillar of Enoch Ministry

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Friday, May 05, 2017

PROPHETIC WARNING AGAINST THE LUKEWARM!


Just as God's true prophets are today, the Prophet Jeremiah was hated and mocked for prophesying destruction upon the Kingdom of Judah. Like him, the prophets today are shouting “Violence and plunder!” and “Fear on every side!” instead of “Peace and safety!”, and they are hated and mocked by the many spiritual apostates in the Church today that are also called the Foolish Virgins, the Lukewarm, and the Church of Laodicea, as it is described in Revelation 3:14-20. But just as in Jeremiah's day, while lukewarm believers are expecting “Peace and Safety!”, Gods true Prophets are shouting “Violence and plunder!”; “Fear on every side!” because they can see that Sudden Destruction is about to come upon the lukewarm and the wicked that do not know God at all.

The main characteristics of the lukewarm are their innate self-satisfaction, which reveals that they do not strive to improve spiritually or draw closer to God, and their need for self gratification, meaning they seek to bring carnal and material pleasures into their lives, and think that they DESERVE them, while at the same time not caring about the needs of others in the Church who are far less fortunate. The behavior of the righteous who will be caught up to Heaven, and the sins of the lukewarm who are not really watching for, or desirous of Christ's return are hinted at in 1 Thessalonians, Chapter 5, where it says:
1 Thessalonians 5:2-11 ~ “For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. 3 For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. 4 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. 5 You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. 6 Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. 7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night. 8 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, 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.”
Thus, those believers who are to be resurrected and caught up to Heaven in the Rapture are the ones who are filled with God's light that manifests itself in their faith and love, in their desire to preach of Christ crucified for our sins, and their steadfastness in Watching for Christ's return in the Rapture. The lukewarm are the Foolish Virgins of Yahshua's Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins in Matthew Chapter 25, whose oil lamps are not full. This is why 1 Thessalonians 5, verses 6 and 7 describes the lukewarm as being in darkness and being asleep, meaning that they are not filled with the Holy Spirit, Who strengthens our faith in Christ and our love of Christ. The lukewarm are also NOT WATCHING for Christ's return in the Rapture.
As it says in Revelation 3:17:
“Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’ - and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked...”
This means that the lukewarm believers in the Church of Laodicea will be not watching for Christ's return at all, and feel that they are already experiencing all of the joys of the Kingdom of God in the here and now on this Earth. They see God and His Kingdom as a source of pleasure and self-gratification rather than the source to achieve true purity and righteousness by keeping God's Moral Law. This is why they are described as naked, poor and blind. They are also materially rich, and have need of nothing.

The lukewarm in the Church today can fall into one of two camps. The first camp is filled with believers that don't really love their fellow brethren or help those in need within their communities, They are self-satisfied, are lovers of the world rather than God, and they think the world of themselves, and feel they lack nothing spiritually to be happy. This is why the lukewarm either do not believe Christ is returning at all, or they believe He won't return until they have set up His Kingdom on the Earth. These believers have fallen victim to a heresy called Dominion Theology, which is also known as Kingdom NOW Theology.

Some lukewarm believers are not Dominionists, but think that Christ is only going to return once, at the end of the Great Tribulation. For this reason, these believers have no hope that God is going to protect them from the perils of the Great Tribulation, but believe that they will have to live through it all. They are therefore making preparations for being left behind because they reject the idea of the Pre-Tribulation or Pre-Wrath Rapture, and may not even believe there will be a Resurrection at the end of the Great Tribulation. These are the Disaster Preppers in the Church.

Then there are the on-fire for God, born again modern day Prophets like me who see that there will be a Rapture followed by great destruction. They are proclaiming as loudly as they can that the cry for “Peace and safety!” followed by the Sudden Destruction spoken of in 1 Thessalonians 5:3 (quoted above) is soon coming upon this world, and upon the lukewarm believers within it. For this reason, these Doomsday Prophets are just as hated in some Christian circles as the Prophet Jeremiah was:

~ Jeremiah 20:7-10 ~
“I am in derision daily;
Everyone mocks me.
8 For when I spoke, I cried out;
I shouted, “Violence and plunder!”
Because the word of the Lord was made to me
A reproach and a derision daily.
9 Then I said, “I will not make mention of Him,
Nor speak anymore in His name.”
But His word was in my heart like a burning fire
Shut up in my bones;
I was weary of holding it back,
And I could not.
10 For I heard many mocking:
“Fear on every side!”

Jeremiah's message of DOOM that was mocked as “Fear on every side!” was completely contrary to what many lying prophets were telling the King and people of Judah in his day, and I see the SAME TREND HAPPENING TODAY! Jeremiah was not deceived because God had shown him that the children of Israel had gone so far astray in rebellion against God's Commandments that they were ready to pass from the BLESSINGS listed in Deuteronomy 28 to the horrific CURSES listed in the latter half of that chapter! Read what those blessings and curses are using the link in this paragraph!

This is just as true today, when supposed believers in Christ the world over have turned away from the truth that YAHSHUA HA MASHIACH OR JESUS THE CHRIST IS THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN SAVE ANY OF US FROM HELL (John 14:6), AND ONLY THOSE WHO KNOW AND LOVE CHRIST AND STRIVE TO FOLLOW HIS COMMANDMENTS WILL BE SAVED (1 JOHN 2:3-4)!!! Woe to those who see evil as good, and good as evil, as the prophet Isaiah wrote:
Isaiah 5:20-21 ~ “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, And prudent in their own sight!”
It's time to WAKE UP and see that we are living in the Last Days of the Last Days, and Terrible Judgment is coming upon this wicked world very soon, NOT blessings! So if you have not already done so, REPENT and ask Yahshua to be your Savior before it is TOO LATE!

A WARNING Given in Love 
From Your Sister In Yahshua,
Helena Lehman of the
Pillar of Enoch Ministry
Web Site: http://pillar-of-enoch.com

The Message Above is Directly Connected To 
The Following Message Given on the Same DAY:

THIS IS THE WORD OF THE LORD for the LARGE, Wealthy, and LUKEWARM CHURCH OF LAODICEA!!! God told me to make THIS SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY TO WARN that the MAJORITY OF THE CHURCH WILL BE LEFT BEHIND, and the FIRST RAPTURE will be TOUTED AS A DEMONIC DELUSION BECAUSE it will be SO SMALL! READ THIS ARTICLE TO FIND THE FULL WORD THAT I RECEIVED TODAY AND YESTERDAY!

HEED THIS WORD THAT 
MOST WILL BE LEFT BEHIND!

PLEASE READ IT ALSO AND SHARE IT WITH THOSE YOU LOVE ASAP! YAHSHUA IS COMING AGAIN VERY, VERY SOON IN THE RAPTURE AND YOU DON'T WANT TO BE LEFT BEHIND!