Monday, November 21, 2016

WE SHALL ALWAYS BE WITH THE LORD AFTER THE RAPTURE!

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The doctrinal teaching that the saints that are taken to Heaven in the Rapture will not live on the Earth during the Millennial Rule of Christ is not true at all. In fact, the Scriptures teach that Christ will reign on the Earth from Jerusalem, and we are to reign with Him! Furthermore, Scripture says that - after the second stage of the First Resurrection at the Rapture - we are to always be with Him! Let me explain:

The Word of God tells us that the City of God in Heaven known as the heavenly New Jerusalem is going to descend to the Earth after the New Heaven and New Earth are created, and it will be the home of all believers one day (See John 14:1-3 and Revelation 21:1-4). So the Bride of Christ and the Wise Virgins that are to be taken up to Heaven in the Rapture are going to dwell therein. However, the Bible makes it clear that all those who are taken to Heaven to stand before Christ's Judgment Seat that is described in 2 Corinthians 5:10 and Revelation 7:9-17, and who attend the Wedding and Marriage Supper of the Lamb in Heaven introduced in Matthew 25:1-13 and described in Revelation 19:6-9, will return with Christ because they are to remain in His presence forever! As it says in 1 Thessalonians 4:17: “Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus WE SHALL ALWAYS BE WITH THE LORD.”

In the Parable of the Ten Virgins recorded in Matthew 25:1-13, the five Wise Virgins accompany the Bride and the Bridegroom, and enter the Heavenly realm. This realm is behind the door they go through to attend the Wedding, which is in the Bridegroom's Father's House in Heaven. This is why it was customary for weddings to take place in the parent's home in Ancient Israel. The Wedding party full of resurrected saints is allegorically described as cleanly dressed in pure white garments to show that they have taken on the righteousness of Christ, and are a new creation in Him. Their pure white clothes are first revealed in Revelation 7:9-10, where it says “After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, CLOTHED WITH WHITE ROBES, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!’”

These same saints clothed in white are to return with Christ at the end of the Great Tribulation. This is revealed in Revelation 19:14, where it says: “And the armies in heaven, CLOTHED IN FINE LINEN, WHITE AND CLEAN, followed Him on white horses.” Together with Christ, these immortal saints will serve as priests and kings during the Millennial Rule of Christ. As it says in Revelation 20:6: “Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.”

These resurrected saints appear in Heaven after the first Six Seals are opened. This is partly why I believe that they are taken to Heaven in the Rapture at the time of the opening of the Sixth Seal. In fact, Revelation 6:16-17 says that the first portion of the Wrath of God will be unleashed when the Sixth Seal is opened. Furthermore, 1 Thessalonians 1:9-10 and 1 Thessalonians 5:9 says that the saints are not subject to God's Wrath, and are to be delivered from it by their Lord and Savior.

So do not be fooled into believing that the resurrected saints will stay in Heaven, although life will be very pleasant there! As I have shown in this article, Scripture uses the symbolic purity of the white clothing of the resurrected saints to say that they will return to the Earth when Christ comes to vanquish the armies of the wicked at the Battle of Armageddon. It also clearly says that these immortal saints will reign and rule with Christ as priests and kings until the Millennium is over. Therefore, the New Jerusalem - which is described as a massive city with 12 gates and 12 foundations in Revelation 21:9-27 - will likely be empty, and will be awaiting the Bride and Wise Virgins to return to living in it when the Millennial Kingdom ends.

MARANATHA! Yahshua our Messiah
is coming to rescue His beloved saints very soon!
So keep looking up!

With Love and Blessings,
from Helena Lehman of
the Pillar of Enoch Ministry
http://pillar-of-enoch.com     

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Monday, November 14, 2016

LAST THREE MONTHS OF 2016 MARKED BY SUPER MOONS!


There is much spiritual importance behind various Signs in the Heavens, and this Autumn, there are Super Moons for three consecutive months. The first of these Super Moons marked the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles or Sukkot on October 12th, 2016, and the biggest Super Moon of the 21st Century to date will occur on November 14th, 2016, which is two days before the anniversary of the beginning of Noah's Flood and a High Rapture Watch date. Finally, a third Super Moon will occur on December 14th, which is the 17th day of the 2016 Advent Season, and 11 days before the first day of the 8-day Feast of Chanukah and the first day of the 12 Days of Christmas on December 25th, 2016.

The Super Moon that was on the first night of the Feast of Sukkot or Tabernacles on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 is traditionally called the Hunter's Moon due to its proximity to the hunting seasons in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere. But it is also called the Grain Moon due to its proximity to the major fall harvesting of grain crops, and this recalls the fact that we are nearing the great End Time harvests that will result from the Rapture, followed by the harvesting or smashing of the wicked grapes that will soon be utterly crushed by God's Wrath.

Super Moons are closer to the Earth than at other times, which makes them brighter and bigger in appearance. Fascinatingly, the first of the three Super Moons appeared directly in the center of the heavenly Sign of Pisces the Fishes, which represents the Two Houses of Israel called Judah (for Jewish Believers) and Ephraim (for Gentile Believers). In addition, this Full Moon was aligned in conjunction with the hidden planet called Uranus, which has 5 major moons that signify the Five Wise Virgins attending the Bride of Christ, who is now, and will be further hidden away by God for protection in the Rapture. As such, this October 2016 Super Moon appears to be heralding that the Rapture is very near, and believers need to prepare their hearts to meet the Lord by letting go of all bitterness, hatred and unforgiveness.

Super Moon of Nov. 14th, 2016, Click Image To Enlarge
The second of these full Super Moons is shown above in its Star Gospel context. It appears on the evening of November 14th, 2016. At that time, the Moon will be aligned in the center of Taurus the Bull, which is a symbol of the Tribe of Joseph, Christ as a Sin Offering, and the Red Horse of the Apocalypse. Interestingly, this Super Moon appears 3 days before the anniversary of the beginning of the rains that caused the Great Flood, which was on the 17th day of the 2nd Month of Cheshven on the Jewish Civil Calendar. Cheshven 17 falls on Thursday, November 17th, 2016. It is to be the biggest Super Moon since January 1948, which was the year that Israel became an officially recognized nation 69 years ago. The Jewish Year 5777 corresponds to the year 2017, and runs from October 12th, 2016 through to September 22nd, 2017. Fascinatingly, the triple 7 in the year 5777 symbolizes both completion and judgment. This November Super Moon therefore appears to be a clear sign that the end of this world as we know it is nearly at hand, and the Wrath of God will soon be poured out on the wicked after the righteous are rescued from destruction.

The third Super Moon will fall on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016, which is the 17th day of the Advent Season, and only 10 days before December 25th or Kislev 25 - the beginning day for the Eight Days of Chanukah and the Twelve Days of Christmas this year. The December Super Moon will occur at the feet of Gemini's Pollux star figure, which is allegorically tied to Christ, while the figure associated with Gemini's twin star Castor signifies Christ's Bride. In this way, Gemini signifies the Wedding of the Lamb in Heaven after the Rapture. This December Super Moon therefore appears to be signalling that the Bride of Christ needs to prepare herself to attend the Wedding of the Lamb, which is going to be very soon.

It is amazing how well the interpretation of these three Super Moons fits into the idea of the Rapture and the deliverance of the Bride of Christ and the Five Wise Virgins from the Sudden Destruction that will soon be coming upon the whole world. Due to this correlation, all three of these Heavenly Super Moon Signs indicate that the Rapture could be much sooner than many of us think! So keep looking up, and pray that you and your loved ones will be ready when Yahshua or Jesus comes for His Bride!

Remember that Yahshua pointed to the importance of the Signs in the Heavens in relation to God's prophetic time clock, and be glad that you are living in such a time as this! Maranatha, and may our Father God and His Son and our Messiah Yahshua bless you all!

Yahshua our Messiah is coming very soon!

With Love and Blessings,
Helena Lehman of
the Pillar of Enoch Ministry
http://pillar-of-enoch.com

Good Videos About These Super Moons At YouTube:

Largest Super Moon in 70 Years!
3 Days Before Highest Rapture Watch EVER!


3 'Supermoons' In Last 3 Months of 2016 -
NASA Explains | Video

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Wednesday, November 02, 2016

HOLD FAST TO THE HOPE OF ESCAPE IN THESE DAYS OF NOAH, AND PRAY THAT TRUMP WINS THE ELECTION!

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 ~*~ Luke 17:26-30 ~*~ “And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.”
As we focus on these days that are becoming more like those of the time of Noah and Lot everyday, it pays to remember that many prophecies in the Bible have a dual or even triple application.This means they apply to the past, and also have at least one future fulfillment. One way we can know that the prophecies in Daniel Chapter 9 and Matthew Chapter 24 were fulfilled at Yahshua's First Advent but have a future fulfillment is that Yahshua did not come a second time after His Ascension in 31-32 AD, although He promised that He would return to rescue His saints and vanquish His enemies. That is why His earliest disciples were expecting Him to come and rescue them and destroy Rome at any moment. This is evident in the epistles of the New Testament, in which the Apostles Peter, Paul and James all made it clear that they had expectations that Yahshua would return in the near future, perhaps even before they died.

This expectation was even higher at the time of the Jerusalem Temple's destruction in 70 AD. Before that Temple was destroyed, an abomination of desolation was set up in the Temple. This happened two centuries before Christ was born, when Antiochus Epiphanes sacrificed swine on the altar in the Temple, and erected idols there. This led to the Maccabean revolt and the reign of the Maccabees over Jerusalem. According to most scholars, the abomination of desolation referred to in Daniel is recalling the actions of Antiochus Epiphanes in desecrating the Temple to Yahweh. But because Yahshua referred to the abomination of desolation again as a future event, the Israelites He spoke to would have understood it as a reference to what had happened in the past as something that would happen again in the future.

In 70 AD, the Temple was indeed completely desecrated when a swarm of pagan soldiers stormed the grounds, burned the Temple to Yahweh down, crushed its stones into gravel under their feet, and saturated the ground with salt so nothing would grow there. When this happened, Yahshua's disciples were sure that He would return then to smite the Roman scourge and liberate them from Roman occupation and rule. But when He did not return then to rescue His saints and liberate Jerusalem from Pagan occupation, many fell away from the faith. Still others, driven by the insight of the Holy Spirit, realized that Christ's return would not come until a future era that was as wicked as the days of Noah.

That dreadful time has finally come. Within the past few decades, modern humanity has now reached a similar level of violence, treachery, genetic tampering, and sexual and social immorality that was on the Earth in Noah's and Lot's day. Yahshua our Messiah told His followers to watch for His return at a time that was like the days of Noah and Lot, and right now, we are seeing the signs of His return all around us.

One of the biggest signs of Christ's soon return can be seen in the current US Presidential race, in which there have been numerous information leaks showing how dishonest and treasonous Hillary and Bill Clinton are - even while the Democratic Political establishment has been turning a blind eye to it. In addition, there have been vicious attacks by the Democratic Party and American citizens that hate Donald Trump. They are doing this because he is not a career politician, or an Illuminati or Elite insider, and he is therefore a major threat to their globalist plans for a world dictatorship headed by the United Nations (or Beast from the Sea) and the Antichrist.

Trump is so feared and hated by the career politicians that even many politicians in the Republican Party that he represents have turned against him, and the party officials have not spent a penny promoting Trump's campaign! So, not only has Trump had to fund his campaign using his own fortune to avoid being beholden to any special interest groups, he has had to pay for his own rally space, commercials, and campaign merchandise that is sold to the public. Thankfully, Trump is also receiving private citizen contributions from individual supporters that are planning to vote for him. Although the Mainstream Media refuses to show it, Trump is a very popular candidate among many conservatives and Christians, and all of his campaign rallies have been packed with enthusiastic citizens that see him as America's last and best hope.

Outside of the bodily return of Yahshua the Messiah (a.k.a. Jesus the Christ), many believers have realized that Trump really is America's last great hope of surviving until Yahshua comes for His Bride in the Rapture. Thankfully, there is a growing hope that Donald Trump and his Evangelical Christian running mate Mike Pence may win the election on November 8th, 2016 - provided that Voter fraud is not rampant, and there are many signs that cases of Voter fraud are being watched out for, and being caught more often now than they were in the past. Another event that is helping Trump's campaign is the fact that the FBI, CIA and others just released a huge virtual coup aimed at toppling the Clinton Foundation House of Cards and saving the American Republic:

Internal Coup Against Hillary
Clinton Has Begun: Red Alert

In addition, an article was just published with leaked information showing that Barrack Obama exchanged e-mails with George W. Bush and his staff arranging for Obama's transition into the White House BEFORE the election in November of 2008! This strongly suggests that they knew the results of the election before it actually occurred, and the election was probably rigged from the beginning to fall in Obama's favor! Here is the title and link to that article:

White House In Full Red Alert: Wikileaks 
Releases First Batch Of Barack Obama’s Emails!

Although these are hopeful signs, and Trump and Pence may get elected due to this, there is no assurance that the election will happen, or that this wicked world can continue as it is for more than decade. So please pray for the election to occur, and for Trump and Pence to win so that the American Republic can potentially be saved - at least until Yahshua or Jesus comes for His saints in the Rapture.

Another big sign that we are in days like those that Noah saw is in the triumph seen by those promoting Gay and Transgender lifestyles, and in pushing the LGBT Agenda forward in every nation on this planet - especially the Western nations. Here is the title and link to a recent article I did on the terribly immoral situations that the LGBT Movement has created because of its promotion of many different kinds of sexual immorality, which God truly hates:

ALL SEXUAL SIN LIKE GAY/BAAL
WORSHIP LEADS TO DEATH!

There are also numerous Signs in the Heavens, and on the Earth that Yahshua is due to arrive soon, especially the threat of GMO foods and new and deadly outbreaks of vile contagious diseases without a known or widely available cure. There are also many wars and rumors of wars, especially the war on terror that is being lost by insane Western world leaders that are playing into Satan's hand as they allow wave upon wave of Muslim refugees to flood their nations. The truth that most of the leaders in the West are crooks, robbers and traitors to their nations is also becoming increasingly more evident as angry citizens threaten rebellion and revolution, and many that have given up on God have bought survival food and gear, weapons and ammo, and are preparing for a civil or world war.

In the meantime, the leaders of these same Western powers that are fomenting civil disobedience are actually aiding the ISIS rebels that are largely behind the supposed refugee crisis. While their leaders play dumb, many citizens are waking up to the fact that this refugee crisis is really just a way for Muslim radicals to seed the Western nations with zealous jihadis wanting to destroy the infidels for their satanic god Allah. But even worse than that, the world is also marching rapidly toward World War III and a nuclear holocaust that could potentially kill millions or billions of people, depending on how many bombs are launched. As this threat escalates, Americans and Canadians living in the big cities are virtually defenseless because most are too distracted and beset by troubles to be aware, and their governments have not prepared them. They have not built bomb shelters, but have built numerous military bases in or near all the major metropolitan areas, which makes every big city a major bomb target in the event of war. Nor have they educated their people on how to survive during a major war or nuclear holocaust.

The truth is that the world has gotten this far out of control because Yahshua expects and desires His followers to learn to rely completely on Him. The fact that most people have nowhere else to turn but God for their safety and deliverance right now is a sure sign that God is orchestrating events behind the scenes to draw people to Himself. Many believers today are beleaguered with worries and poverty, and are surrounded by enemies and troubles on every side. So this is causing believers in Christ to draw nearer to Him than they ever have before, crying out to God for protection and rescue. Although many have abandoned God and do not seek His help, some are leaving their hedonistic ways behind them. Instead they are seeking God, and learning to find the comfort, love, protection and peace that only Yahshua, God the Father and the Holy Spirit can offer. Praise our Father God and His Son and Spirit, who care for us and protect and help us, even while the world hates us!

Below is Steven Ben DeNoon's warning video of imminent World War, in which he shows where unprotected Americans in Nuclear Hot Zones can run if they are trying to survive. I have embedded a map of the USA that he shows in his video directly below the embedded video.

US Military Prepares For All
Out War Amid Syrian Standoff

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For those who are wondering why the Nuclear War Warnings are NOT on the Mainstream Media Sites, think about it! The Elite Powers That Be want the majority of ordinary folks like you and I to die! So unless you live in a place like Russia - where they actually seem to care about their citizens, and built places for them to survive a Nuclear Holocaust, our only hope is to cling to Christ and His promises of deliverance BEFORE they press the launch buttons! But as believers, we should not be afraid. Read Psalm 112 for comfort and hope that our Father God Yahweh can and will protect us if we cling to Him, no matter what transpires.

All of these terrible situations and sinister developments are proclaiming loudly that we are living in the time of Yahshua's return in the Rapture to rescue His saints. Just as Yahshua told us to pray for deliverance so that we can escape all the terrible things that are coming upon this world, He also said that He was preparing a place for us in Heaven - a place where He can draw us unto Himself in rescue from the coming apocalypse. So that is what I am focusing my thoughts and prayers on. No matter what happens on or before election day...

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“Mine eyes have seen the glory
of the coming of the Lord;
he is trampling out the vintage
where the grapes of wrath are stored;
he hath loosed the fateful lightning
of his terrible swift sword;
his truth is marching on.

Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.”

(1st Stanza of the Battle Hymn
 of the Republic written in the 1800's
as a Methodist hymn, and sung in
Protestant Churches across America)

Beautiful Edition of the
Battle Hymn of the Republic With Lyrics
Sung By Bill and Gloria Gaither

Get ready, for Yahshua our Messiah is coming again very soon to rescue His Bride, and to unleash God's Wrath on the wicked that are trying to destroy His people, and will be left behind!

Amen, Maranatha, and Hallelu-Yah!

With Much Love From
Your Sister In Christ,
Helena Lehman of the
Pillar of Enoch Ministry
http://pillar-of-enoch.com


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The Days Of Lot And Noah Are Here!

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Tuesday, November 01, 2016

PROPHECIES OF THE 1ST DAY AND 7TH DAY SABBATHS


There is no question that God set aside the commemoration of the seventh day of every week as a Sabbath rest unto God in perpetuity. So at face value, the fact that most Gentile believers keep the first day of the week as a Sabbath unto God seems like a blatant denial of God's fourth Commandment to remember the Sabbath day, and keep it holy. However, keeping a Sabbath rest on the first day of the week is based on two valid points. First of all, Christ rose from the dead early on the first day of the week (John 20:1), cutting a New Covenant with humanity marked by His horrible death and miraculous resurrection. Secondly, the Apostle Paul told believers to set aside some of their increase to share with other believers when they met for fellowship on the first day of the week (Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 16:2).

But there is another reason that is a bit more esoteric or hidden from view unless one spends time in deep study, and inquires of God for the answer. It is hinted at in Revelation Chapters 21 and 22, where Christ is the King of kings Who sits on the Heavenly Throne in the New Jerusalem as the fully perfect and divine representative of God the Father. As the enthroned King, Yahshua or Jesus is called the Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, and the Beginning and the End (See Revelation 21:6-8 and Rev. 22:12-15).

In Revelation 21:1-8, Christ is described as the King on the Throne Who is the First and the Last - meaning that He is the Author and Finisher of our Faith, and He is First in the order of Creation, the firstborn of the First Resurrection, and the Final Authority in Salvation and Judgment. At this time, Christ speaks and clearly identifies the destination of the blessed, who will dwell in the New Jerusalem and have everlasting fellowship with God. He also tells of the destination of the damned, who will spend eternity in the lake of fire called Hell for breaking His Commandments and not repenting of their sins.

Christ's remarks here recall His parabolic statement that was used several times in Scripture. This is the fact that the first would be last, and the last would be first (See Matthew 19:28-30; Matthew 20:11-16; Mark 10:29-31; Luke 13:28-30). What this means is that those who were first spiritually enlightened by God would eventually fall by the wayside and become last in the hierarchy of the Kingdom of God, and in danger of hell-fire. Meanwhile, those who come into the Kingdom of God through Christ as the Last Adam will become first in the Kingdom by the power of Christ's covering blood and saving Spirit.

In the past, those who were spiritually first referred to the Israelites that were under the Law of Moses and had a type of salvation that was based on faith, blood sacrifice and works. Those who kept the Law and did good works in keeping with God's commands were considered first on a spiritual level. Therefore, at this stage of God's redemptive plan, those who were unsaved, did not have the blood covering offered by the Temple sacrifices, and were destined to Hell for this reason were seen as the last spiritually. But after Christ died and rose again, a new stage of God's redemptive plan revealed itself through the teaching of Christ in the Gospels, and by Paul and others in the rest of the New Testament, and those who were spiritually last became first.

At the time of Christ's death and resurrection, the majority of the Jews rejected Christ as the Messiah. This is when those who were spiritually first became spiritually last, and therefore became destined to Hell. The only way they can be saved is if they repent and accept Christ as their Savior. Only those who accept Yahshua or Jesus as their Messiah and King can be considered first in the Kingdom of God. Those who love and follow Christ will be co-rulers and priests with Christ, and they will minister to those who are not yet saved, or who are mortal and saved during His Millennial Kingdom.

For this reason, keeping the Sabbath on the first day of the week is symbolic of the new position each born-again believer has attained in Christ as the first to enter the Kingdom of God. In addition, the seventh day is tied to judgment and completion. It therefore signifies that there will be an end to, judgment of, and final reckoning of this fallen world, and that it is passing away. But meeting on the first day of the week proclaims that believers are the first to enter the Kingdom of Heaven, and to find the true freedom and liberty they will have in Christ for all eternity.

Yahshua is the Lord of the Sabbath, and He and His disciples broke it in order to give their bodies sustenance (See Matthew 12:11-8), and to heal and serve God's children in need (See Luke 13:14-16). This is why born again believers choose to spend more than one day in communion with God, having fellowship with His saints, and studying His Word. Instead, rather than keep the Sabbath for one day like the Jews, believers can proclaim by their supposed Sabbath-breaking that they can spend time throughout every day of the week reading Scripture and finding fellowship, as well as preaching to the lost, just as Christ taught, but the Jews failed to do.

When we die to the world to live for Christ, it means that our every waking moment of every day is spent in fellowship and in communion with Him. But to have God's fellowship, we must be born again and be listening to God's Spirit within us, living uprightly by keeping Christ's commandments, and going to the Cross daily to ask God for forgiveness of every seen and unseen sin. In this manner, true believers keep the Sabbath every day of the week.

So do not allow yourselves to be bullied by Seventh Day Sabbath keepers. Stand firm in Christ and in your knowledge of the truth, and have a blessed Sabbath whenever you choose to remember it.

For more information on this important topic, you may want to read a previous POEM Ministry blog article, which goes even further into the purpose and prophetic meaning of the Sabbath. Here is the title and link to it:

WHY CHRIST IS THE LORD
OF A PERPETUAL SABBATH!

With Love From
Your Sister In Yahshua,
Helena Lehman of the
Pillar of Enoch Ministry
http://pillar-of-enoch.com


Saturday, October 29, 2016

SPECULATING ON THE LORD'S RETURN THIS AUTUMN, AND BEYOND


~*~ Matthew 25:5-7 ~*~
“But while the bridegroom was delayed, they
all slumbered and slept. And at midnight a cry
was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming;
go out to meet him!’ Then all those virgins
arose and trimmed their lamps.”

Over the past several years, as all the signs of Christ's Second Coming escalate all around the world, many born again believers have been soberly watching for Christ's return, to no avail. Feast after feast, war after war, sign after sign, and year after year has rolled by without the promised Rapture, and some have grown weary and refuse to look for Christ's return any longer. But as it says in the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins in Matthew Chapter 25, verse 5: “while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept”. This means what it says. The Bridegroom is going to be delayed so long that all of His followers will be sleeping when the final Sign of the Son of Man appears in heaven to announce that His return is imminent.

Over this past Autumn Feast season, which fell between October 2nd, which was when the Feast of Trumpets occurred, and October 23rd, which was the seventh and last day of the Feast of Tabernacles or Sukkot, Rapture Watching was at an all time high. I did not post any ministry blog articles about my own speculations because I wasn't feeling well, although I did post about my hopes on Facebook, which covered all the Autumn Feasts that occurred between October 2nd and October 23rd, 2016 on the traditional Jewish Lunar Calendar. I also just posted about the amazing supernatural heavenly sign that occurred over Jerusalem on October 1st, 2016. Here is a screen captured photo of that sign, along with a link to my article about it:

A HEAVENLY RAPTURE SIGN OVER JERUSALEM! 


Although I thought this was an amazingly audible and visible sign with truly prophetic and exciting implications, it seems that most Prophecy teachers and Watchmen did not pay much attention to it. So the Rapture Frenzy of this Autumn 2016 Feast Season was due to the fact that this 2016 Feast of Trumpets marked the end of the Jubilee Year 2016/5776, and the beginning of the Jewish year 5777, which corresponds to 2017 on the Gregorian Calendar. Furthermore, the year 5777 ties in with the year that Lamech the Sethite, the father of Noah died, which was at the age of 777, when Noah was 595 years old. The repetition of the number 7 in 777, which signifies completion and fullness, has obvious ties to God's Judgment.

Now I find it interesting that Noah was 600 years old when the Great Flood occurred, so Lamech died five years before the Flood. This could be a sign that the year 5777 is five years before the end of the Great Tribulation. However, it may mean nothing of the sort, as this is pure speculation. Nonetheless, it is an intriguing thought. Of course, many have now set their sights on the Feast of Trumpets in 2017 as the date when the Rapture may occur because a partial sign of "The Woman Clothed with the Sun" described in Revelation Chapter 12 will occur with the Sun in Virgo and the New Moon at her feet on September 23rd, 2017. I’ve written about this intriguing sign in previous blog posts HERE and HERE, and will do so again if we’re here for much longer.

There are several calendars on the internet claiming to show the correct dates for the biblical yearly Feasts of Israel, and these Feasts all have a prophetic meaning that makes them important to know. But each calendar has the Feasts of Israel falling on different dates, so this causes confusion. The standard Jewish Calendar that I usually use can be found at HebCal.com, Then there is the Sacred Calendar that can be found at TorahCalendar.com, which I find interesting and useful. Then there is the Creator's Calendar, which some people believe is the best, and it can be found at TheCreatorsCalendar.com. But I have some serious misgivings about this last calendar mentioned, as it sees the New Moon as the Full Moon, which is odd - to say the least. Following is a copy of the Seventh Lunar Month found at the the Creator's Calendar site, showing the odd timing for the Feast of Tabernacles at the time of a New Moon, with the last day of the Feast falling at the time of a waxing Half Moon:


The Creator's Calendar shown above is the one that the Bible Code researcher Kurt Juergens on You Tube uses. However, several well-respected Bible Code researchers say his codes are done incorrectly, and are totally unreliable. I also know that he has made claims that the Rapture would definitely occur on a certain day that did not come true, so he is technically a false prophet. So, although I feel his love for God is sincere, I do not recommend following him. But that doesn't necessarily discount the calendar he uses, which was done independently of him.

Nonetheless, I have my misgivings about the accuracy of this calendar, which places the Feast of Trumpets at the time of a Full Moon, and the beginning of the Feast of Tabernacles or Sukkot at the time of a New Moon, on Sunday, October 30th, 2016. This is contrary to what the Jews think, where the first day of every month falls at the time of a waxing New Moon, and the Full Moon on the 15th day of a Lunar Month marks many of their most important feasts, including Passover and Tabernacles. Nonetheless, some think that having the Feast of Tabernacles begin on the night of a completely invisible, darkened Moon is acceptable, so I am entertaining the thought for the sake of acknowledging the phenomenon.

If the New Moon does mark the beginning of the Feast of Sukkot or Tabernacles, the night of October 30th, 2016 will mark the start of the first day of the Feast, and it will end at dusk on Halloween Day. For this reason, some are now saying that the Rapture could occur on Halloween during the day, which would make it a truly terrifying day for those who are left behind. Because, when the Rapture does happen, the Sudden Destruction spoken of in Scripture will come upon the whole world as God's Wrath is poured out at the opening of the Sixth Seal. When it is opened, there will be a worldwide earthquake, a heavy meteor bombardment, and a drastic pole shift that will make the Earth reel crazily about in space, just as described in Revelation Chapter 6 and Isaiah Chapter 24.

If the evening of October 30th is the true start of the week-long Feast of Tabernacles, of which I have my doubts, the seventh day of the Feast will fall on Sunday, November 6th, 2016. If so, this is the day when the last trumpets of the Autumn feasts will be sounded. So, since the seventh day of Tabernacles marks a type of "Last Trumpet" because it is the last day of the last feast of the Sacred Calendar year on which trumpets or ram's horn "shofars" are blown, some people are saying November 6th is a high Rapture Watch day.

If the day of the Rapture is indeed sometime on November 6th, it would mean that the Church would be taken in the Rapture two days before the US Presidential Election on Tuesday, November 8th, so Donald Trump and all true believers in Yahshua won't be here to participate! Furthermore, it would mean that the Sudden Destruction that is to come upon the world will start before the election - meaning the election may never take place! I don't know why, but I found that thought highly amusing. Even though it is unlikely, it made me laugh several times as I thought about it!

Although there are many teachings to the contrary, I do not feel that Yahshua or Jesus is going to come for His Bride on any particular day, although many people are convinced He will come on the Feast of Trumpets, as I once thought as well. Hebrew idioms tied to phrases like "no one knows the day or hour" and "the last trumpet" seem to place it on the Feast of Trumpets, but all the Feasts of Israel have a connection to the Rapture. For instance, Resurrection Sunday during Passover Week was the day of the Firstfruits Wave-sheaf Offering in the Jerusalem Temple in ancient times, and since Yahshua rose from the dead on that day, it is symbolic of the First Resurrection at the time of the Rapture.

In addition, Pentecost or Shavuot was when the Holy Spirit became available to all believers, and Yahshua ascended to Heaven ten days beforehand. When He ascended, His disciples were told that He will return "in like manner", so this ties Ascension Day and Pentecost to the Rapture. But the Rapture is particularly tied to all of the Autumn Feasts - especially the Feast of Trumpets and the seventh day of the Feast of Tabernacles, when many trumpets are blown all day long to mark the feasts. Curiously, since the week-long Feast of Chanukah is seen as a second Feast of Tabernacles by the Jews, its seventh day also has ties to the Rapture. But remember that Christ Himself tells us that no one knows the day or hour of His coming to retrieve His Bride (Matthew 24:36).

Yahshua will come like a Thief in the Night, and the whole world will be surprised when the final and most spectacular sign marking His coming (which may be completely supernatural in nature) appears in Heaven (See Matthew 24:29-31; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-10). The second reference I made to the fifth chapter of the First Epistle to the Thessalonians is especially important. There, it says that the Day of the Lord will come like a Thief in the Night (verse 2), we need to soberly watch for our Lord's coming (verse 6), and we are not appointed to God's Wrath (verse 9), so we know it will happen before the Wrath of God is poured out at the opening of the Sixth Seal. But no one knows when that Seal will be opened. Only the Father knows, and He will tell Christ when it can be opened.

For those who say that the Bride of Christ will know exactly when her Bridegroom is coming, I believe that they are all wrong. The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins makes it clear that when the virgins or believers in various churches hear the watchman's cry that the Bridegroom is coming, they will all be sleeping (See Matthew 25:5-7). So though they will have an idea of when the Bridegroom is near due to all the signs of His coming that we are seeing today, they will not know the exact day or hour of His arrival.

Nonetheless, since the Feasts of Israel are so prophetically interesting with their Christ-centered themes, many believers like to focus on them as possible Rapture Watch periods. There is nothing wrong with this practice, and it does help to encourage us to watch for the Lord's return, just as He asked us to do. But again, these are only speculations, and no one should be proclaiming they know exactly when Yahshua is coming.

Although there are many earthly and heavenly signs proclaiming the nearness of Christ's return, we need to remember that the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins and the fifth chapter of the First Epistle to the Thessalonians tell us that the time of Yahshua's return for His Bride is unknown, and we need to stay sober, stay awake (or aware of the times), keep our eyes on Christ, and be watching and ready for His coming at all times, whether it is at our death, or in the Rapture.

Love, Blessings, and MARANATHA!

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