Friday, July 08, 2016

COULD TISHA B'AV AND TU B'AV BE TIED TO THE RAPTURE?

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PLEASE NOTE: This year, Tisha B'Av or the 9th of Av falls on August 13th-14th, 2016, and Tu B'Av, or the 15th of Av, falls on August 18th-19th, 2016. I discuss these Important Dates on the Jewish Calendar in the second half of this article. 
On Sunday, June 19th, which was the true date for Pentecost or Shavuot in this year of 2016 or 5776, a powerful sign appeared in the heavens above the Earth - as shown in the above graphic. To read a detailed explanation of why Pentecost was celebrated on the wrong day by both Christians and Jews this year, please read my ministry blog article that I've linked to below:

RAPTURE WATCH ALERT! TRUE PENTECOST -
SHAVUOT HASN'T ARRIVED YET! IT'S JUNE 19TH!

Amazingly, a portion of this heavenly sign that appeared on Pentecost was visible all day and all night from every spot on the planet, and for several days before and after it. This sign was a Grand Cross, which is an alignment of major planets, the Sun, and the Moon in four Zodiac Signs that are exactly 90 degrees apart, thus forming a sky spanning cross in the heavens. Because this sign spans the entire globe, the whole world witnessed it - even though most of the world's population failed to recognize its importance. To learn more about the powerful meanings hidden in the Zodiac Signs and celestial bodies that appeared in this Grand Cross, please read my recent article focusing on it. The title and link to it appear below:

The Pentecost Grand Cross -
A Heavenly Sign For Father's Day!

One of the planets that formed that Grand Cross was Jupiter, the Messiah Planet that represents Yahshua or Jesus our Messiah in His First Advent role as our Suffering Servant and Kinsman Redeemer. Fascinatingly, shortly after the Grand Cross formed, NASA drew the world's attention to a discovery that the Hubble Telescope captured on film as NASA's Juno spacecraft was nearing Jupiter. Here is the Facebook Post that I made about it, and the article link I included with my comment:

~*~ A GLIMPSE OF CHRIST'S GLORY ON JUPITER! ~*~

The Gas Giant Planet Jupiter is the largest Planet in our Solar System, and despite its pagan name, its red and cream striped sides, and the giant red spot storm on its side signify the whip-marked and pierced body of Yahshua when He died on the cross for our sins. This symbolism makes it clear that Jupiter is the Messiah Planet signifying Christ as our Kinsmen Redeemer.

That is why I think it's fascinating that NASA just released this stunning photo and videos of the swirling aurora visible at Jupiter's North Polar region, which resembles a rapidly rotating crown of explosive energy. Could this be a sign that Yahshua our Messiah is coming very soon to rescue His Bride and claim His Crown as King of the Earth? It could be! Maranatha! I do believe that this is one more sign that Yahshua is coming very, very soon in the Rapture!

Excerpts From The Article: NASA’s Juno spacecraft is currently in the solar wind near Jupiter and will enter the orbit of the planet in early July 2016. “These auroras are very dramatic and among the most active I have ever seen”, says Jonathan Nichols from the University of Leicester, UK, and principal investigator of the study. “It almost seems as if Jupiter is throwing a firework party for the imminent arrival of Juno.”

Hubble captures vivid auroras
in Jupiter’s atmosphere

End of Facebook Post

Below this paragraph is the Hubble Image that was offered in the article linked to above. This image shows the planet Jupiter with the amazing blue auroras swirling around its North Polar region corresponding to the crown of Christ's head. The clear and sparkling sapphire pavement under God's feet mentioned in Exodus 24:10 also came to mind when I first saw this image of the auroras, suggesting to my mind's eye that this enormous gas giant planet named Jupiter could symbolically be seen as the magnificent foundation for Christ's throne. In the image below, I have added Scripture references tied to Christ as the Suffering Servant of Isaiah, Chapter 53, which defines Jupiter's spiritual meaning:

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I don't know about you, but when I see the imagery of the planet Jupiter in juxtaposition to the words of Isaiah 53, I see the unmistakable language of God verifying the truth of the Messiah that is hidden there. There is no doubt in my mind that Christ Himself created these signs that would herald His purpose, and reveal the truth of His essential ministry to humanity to save them from sin, give them everlasting life, and restore them to their true place as His beloved Bride. This is even more apparent when we look at Jupiter's twelve-year orbit around the Sun.

Fascinatingly, the planet Jupiter takes one solid year to pass through each of the twelve signs of the Mazzaroth or Zodiac, and these signs correspond to the Twelve Tribes of Israel. At the present, Jupiter is in the tail end of the Sign of Leo the Lion, which is a symbol of Christ as the Lion of Judah, as He is referred to in Revelation 5:5. Even more fascinating is the fact that there is a prophecy in Genesis 49:10 that also may be connected to a specific time when Jupiter and/or Venus are in the sign of Leo, and right now both planets are in Leo. This prophecy refers to Shiloh, which is a symbolic name referring to Christ as the Messiah and King of Judah Who shall draw or gather the righteous to be with Him and for Him in eternity:

~*~ Genesis 49:9-10 (KJV) ~*~  
“Judah is a lion’s whelp;
From the prey, my son, you have gone up.
He bows down, he lies down as a lion;
And as a lion, who shall rouse him?
The scepter shall not depart from Judah,
Nor a lawgiver from between his feet,
Until Shiloh comes; and unto him
shall the gathering of the people be.”

Interestingly, each of the Twelve Tribes of Israel is identified with Star Gospel symbolism in the death bed prophecy recorded in Genesis, Chapter 49, which Jacob uttered before he died. I wrote many fascinating things about the connection of the Twelve Tribes of Israel with the Twelve Signs of the Zodiac throughout the four books of my Language of God Book Series, especially in my books "The Language of God in the Universe" and "The Language of God in History". In these books, Leo is frequently sighted in regard to its connection not only to the Tribe of Judah, but to Yahshua or Jesus as the Lion King who will come out of Judah, and who will rule the world one day with a scepter or rod of iron.

However, I did not come up with the idea behind the Shiloh Prophecy, but first saw it mentioned at the "Informed Christian" web site, where the idea that the "lawgiver" or "scepter" can't pass from between the hind feet of Leo before the Messiah, or Shiloh returns, as in the Rapture, is promulgated.. According to the Informed Christian site, this symbolic lawgiver in the heavens is considered to be Jupiter, the Messiah planet, and  the author of that site insists that Jupiter must be between Leo's hind feet when Yahshua returns in the Rapture. I do not agree with that assessment, however, and have a slightly different take on this prophecy, as I will now explain using the graphic and text below:

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As can be seen in the graphic above depicting the Shiloh Prophecy at work in Leo around the 9th of Av, the Sun, Venus, Mercury and Jupiter will all still be in Leo. Furthermore, the Sun and all three planets have a prophetic connection to Yahshua. The Sun signifies Yahshua as the Sun of Righteousness mentioned in Malachi 4:2 Who is equal with His Father in Heaven. Venus is tied to Yahshua as the Bright and Morning Star mentioned in Revelation 22:16. Mercury is tied to Yahshua as the Word of God as described in John 1:1 - the Scribe or Messenger of God who wrote about God's character and purpose upon the very fabric of the Universe using stars, constellations, planets and other celestial bodies. The star Regulus also has a prophetic connection to Christ as the Star out of Jacob mentioned in Numbers 24:17.

Finally, Jupiter is tied to Yahshua as the Suffering Servant described in Isaiah 53, and right now there is a beautiful blue Aurora acting as Jupiter's crown as it rests under the feet of Leo the Lion in the heavens, Now, since Genesis 49:10 has a future prophetic application, and if it does have a celestial application, it could suggest that Jupiter, Mercury and Venus will not have left the Sign of Leo before our Messiah and King Yahshua comes again to gather His people, which could mean He is coming to retrieve His Bride.

Now, according to the originator of the idea for the Shiloh Prophecy prophetic application, Jupiter is the symbolic "lawgiver", and it must be between Leo's hind feet for the prophecy to apply perfectly. I disagree with this because the location of Leo's hind feet is highly speculative. In addition, the planet Venus, which is the brightest object in our night sky, has a strong connection to Yahshua as a holy and powerful leader or king. So, although Jupiter will be transiting out of Leo after August 14th, which is celebrated as the 9th of Av in the Diaspora, Venus will be "between" Leo's hind feet at that time. So, if this sign with Venus as the symbolic "lawgiver" is indeed tied to the Rapture, it could be a hint that the Rapture will happen on or before the 9th of Av. In that regard, there is a Jewish tradition that God is going to turn the 9th of Av from a day of mourning to a day of great joy one day. This would certainly be the case if the Rapture were to happen on that day!

Of course, no one can truly know the day or hour of the Rapture, so the fact that the originator of the Shiloh Prophecy insists that the Rapture can only happen with Jupiter in Leo's hind feet section does go against this clear teaching of Scripture. So I do not agree with that premise of the prophecy application at all, and I believe that the Rapture can happen at any time. I also think the Shiloh Prophecy could be seen as tied to a Sign in the Heavens when Yahshua returns to fight the Battle of Armageddon, instead of His return in the Rapture. But again, to say Yahshua MUST return when this Sign is evident in Leo is a grave mistake, and I won't be guilty of it. Nonetheless, the Shiloh Prophecy in Genesis 49:9-10 can be viewed as a heavenly sign, even though it is not identified in any way as a sign in the heavens. This is because the Tribe of Judah is prophetically tied to Leo the Lion in Genesis 49:9, as quoted earlier in this article.

For the original take on this Shiloh Prophecy Sign that inspired me to look into it, check out the pamphlet that alerted me to a portion of this sign, motivated me to do a study of my own, and resulted in this article. It is available for download at the Informed Christian web site.

You can download a copy of it here: http://informedchristians.cnom/images/dcc_rel/shiloh_in_judah_handout.pdf

If it is applied to the heavenly Sign of Leo, the Shiloh Prophecy Sign could be even more significant because there is a three-week period of mourning on the Jewish Calendar that spans from the 17th of Tammuz or July 24th, 2016 through to Tisha B'Av or the 9th of Av on August 13th, 2016 in Israel, and on August 14th for those living in the Diaspora (i.e. outside of Israel). This period includes the nine days of Awe or intense period of introspection, fasting, mourning and prayer between the 1st and the 9th of Av, and the 9th of Av is the infamous day that the Jews believe that the First and Second Temples to Yahweh in Jerusalem were destroyed. The first Temple in Jerusalem that was known as the Temple of Solomon was destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar's armies in 586 BC, and the Second Temple that was built after the Babylonian Captivity of the Jews was destroyed by the Roman General Titus' armies in 70 AD.

Now, what's majorly significant about this time of mourning before Tisha B'Av is that the Yahshua told His disciples that, shortly after the Sign of the Son of Man appeared, the tribes of the world would mourn. Could this reference to tribes mourning be talking about the Twelve Tribes of Israel, which is referring to both the natural and grafted-in Israelites that are watching and waiting for their Messiah to return? Furthermore, could these tribes in mourning be a reference to the mourning going on among believers all over the world who see the massive increase in wickedness today?

Not only is wickedness like sexual immorality and murder increasing exponentially, but there are also the terrible winds of war and moves toward a coming world dictatorship that are manifesting all over the world, and that believers are powerless to stop. This has caused many to lose hope in ever being able to reverse or rectify it, and so they have fallen into a perpetual state of mourning, with their only hope now resting with the coming of their Messiah. Here is the Scripture I'm referring to that speaks of the Sign of the Son of Man, and the mourning of the tribes:
~*~ Matthew 24:29-31 ~*~ “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”
The fact that Yahshua could have been referring to the Grand Cross on this past Pentecost as the Sign of the Son of Man, and to the mourning of the tribes in reference to the mourning period leading up to the 9th of Av this year made me want to analyze this passage further. I wanted to see if what I think it could be referring to has merit, and after looking at all the signs that Yahshua has left for us this past few years, I firmly believe that they do validate my assumption.

For example, all of the events described in verse 29 above have happened. In fact, we have just witnessed a rare alignment of four consecutive Blood Moons or Full Lunar Eclipses that occurred on the Jewish Feasts of Passover and Tabernacles in 2014 and 2015. In addition, over the past few years, there has been a massive increase in large fireball or meteorite sightings, some of which were so large that they caused damage, or created sonic booms. In addition, scientists have been noting unusual changes in the planets in our Solar System due to increased Solar activity associated with Sunspots, Solar Flares, Coronal Mass Ejections or CMEs, and Solar Winds. Fascinatingly, the planets, asteroids and moons in our Solar System, and the starry Universe beyond it were known as the Second Heaven in ancient times.

This Solar activity is also the likely culprit behind the massive climate and weather changes on the Earth that have caused ever-more-frequent and horrendously destructive storms, tornadoes and floods all over the world. Since these powerful storms form in the atmosphere above the Earth, and this was known as the First Heaven in ancient times, then we can certainly say that the powers of the heavens have been shaken over the past few years, especially when we take all the Signs in the Heavens such as eclipses, comets, asteroids, and fireballs that have occurred in the past few years into consideration.

In fact, this up-step in heavenly signs and cataclysmic weather has been obvious to many ever since 2010, when the birth-pains signalling the end of this age stepped up dramatically. This indicates that the intense final stage of the labor leading to the symbolic birth of the baby or blessing of new life known as the Rapture is also rapidly approaching, and it may now even be at the door! Although no one can truly know the day or hour, it is my fervent hope that the Rapture will be before the end of this summer!

As some who have been following my ministry blog articles already know, it is my contention that the Sign of the Son of Man is a multi-layered Sign that is not limited to one period of time, but has been manifesting itself over the past three and a half years. The first sign of this group of Signs was the Sign of the Woman Clothed with the Sun that appeared in October of 2013, and the most recent manifestation of this Sign was the rare Grand Cross formation that was visible all over the world this past Pentecost on June 19th, 2016. If you read the article I wrote about it, and that I linked to earlier in this article, it also gives links to my ministry blog articles written in 2013, 2014, 2015, and earlier in 2016 that explain the other signs that also appear to be part of the Sign of the Son of Man, which points directly to Christ's soon return in the Rapture of His saints.

In light of this fact, and the fact that Yahshua was talking to men from several of the tribes of Israel that were to become familiar with the period of mourning over the destruction of the First and Second Temples, could His reference to the mourning of the tribes all over the world in verse 30 of Matthew Chapter 24 (as quoted above in this article) be a reference to the three weeks of mourning that Jews observe between the 17th of Tammuz and the 9th of Av every year? Furthermore, could the arrival of the Son of Man to gather His elect immediately after that be connecting the Wedding of the Lamb in Heaven to the time period around Tu B'Av, or the 15th of Av, which falls on Thursday, August 18th, 2016 in Israel, and on Friday, August 19th for those in the Diaspora?

The reason I made this connection of the coming Wedding of the Bride of Christ to her Beloved Bridegroom Yahshua is the fact that Tu B'Av is the Jewish version of Valentine's Day! In other words, the Jews in Israel view this day that is associated with the Israelite Maidens gathering in the harvested fields of Israel to celebrate the harvest, and in hopes of catching the eye of a prospective husband. Due to its connection to a celebration of the harvest, Tu B'Av is a time when Israelis often finalize betrothals, when gifts are given to loved ones, and when weddings are often performed. This is why many believers have seen that this has obvious Rapture tie-ins - with the  Bridegroom taking the Bride (or Church of Philadelphia) and her Five Wise Virgin attendants to the Wedding.

Fascinatingly, God has shown me that the Five Wise Virgins are symbolic of  the born-again believers scattered among the other five churches of Revelation that are worthy to be taken in the Rapture. They will be spared from seeing the terrible fate of those who are left behind because they are part of the lukewarm Church of Laodicea, which Christ will symbolically spit out of His mouth in rejection when He comes for His Bride and those who are worthy to attend her.

Are you sure that you are among the worthy ones? If not, take time to fast, repent and pray during this traditional period of mourning over the loss of God's earthly temples in Jerusalem in order to make sure that your heart and spirit are worthy spiritual Temple homes for the Holy Spirit in eternity. Ask Yahshua to send you His Holy Spirit, which is the vehicle or messenger by which we can become born again, and thereby have a two way relationship with our heavenly Father and His Son. To find out more about becoming born again, please read the following article on my blog:

SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS, THE
DESTROYER OF THE CHURCH!

Yahshua Our Messiah Is Coming Very Soon!
Are You Ready?

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Pentecost Grand Cross - A Heavenly Sign For Father's Day!

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June 25th, 2016 Update - Although the Rapture did not occur this July 18th through 20th, a short update to this article can be found at its end, which indicates that we still may have a Pentecost Rapture this year - in the very near future. Please scroll down after my closing below to read it! My original article about the July 19th, 2016 Sign in the Heavens consisting of a Grand Cross that may be a part of the multi-layered Sign of the Son of Man follows below:
This Article is a Follow Up to the following Article:

RAPTURE WATCH ALERT! TRUE PENTECOST -
SHAVUOT HASN'T ARRIVED YET! IT'S JUNE 19TH!

Please read the older article linked to above if you haven't already, and watch the videos embedded in it after reading this new article. Basically, in that article, it was explained that an article for the Messianic Jewish Ministry newsletter called the Levitt Letter explained that both the Christians, who celebrated Pentecost on Sunday, May 14th, and the Jews, who celebrated Pentecost on Sunday, June 12th and Monday June 13th, miscalculated the date for Pentecost this year, and the real date for Pentecost is Sunday, June 19th for Jews living in Israel, and also Monday, June 20th, 2016 for the Jews of the Diaspora. To better illustrate this point, I copied a paragraph from page 2 of the June 2016 Levitt Letter, where the true date for Pentecost was calculated and made known. It follows below:
“Passover 2016 was Saturday, April 23. By God’s instructions, then, the week long Feast of Unleavened Bread began the next day, on Sunday, April 24. The Sabbath of that 7-day Feast was Saturday, April 30 (the day from which to count 50 days).The “day after the Sabbath” was May 1, the correct date for Firstfruits-Resurrection Sunday/Easter. Seven weeks plus one day from April 30 would put Pentecost/Shavuot 2016 on Sunday June 19, not on May 15 as the Church celebrated, nor on Sunday, June 12 as the rabbis decreed. This year (as in most years), the rabbis and Church BOTH got Pentecost-Shavuot wrong, illustrating their divergence from each other and from God’s instructions.” ~ Levitt letter, June 2016, Page 2
Based on this new date for Pentecost, the large new graphic above is my labor of love for the Bride of Christ and the Wise Virgins that are awake, and watching for their Bridegroom's return, just as He asked them to be doing. It took me all day on June 18th to finish it and the accompanying article. This graphic emphasizes that this Sign in the Heavens on the true date for Pentecost or Shavuot that falls on Sunday June 19th, 2016 forms a very rare line-up of the Sun, the Moon, and the planets Mercury, Venus, Neptune, Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn in or near the Four Cardinal Signs of the Zodiac, thus forming an impressive and relatively rare celestial sign called a Grand Cross. Please read the graphic to see how each planet and Zodiac Sign has a direct connection to Christ, His Covenants with mankind, and His First and Second Advent roles.

Utilizing the principles behind the Gospel in the Stars and Sacred Astronomy, this Grand Cross can be seen as an allusion to the Cross that is a symbol for Christ's sacrifice for sin, and a sign of His role as the Son of Man born of a woman, who came to fulfill Isaiah 53 as our Suffering Servant. For this reason, I wonder if this is the Sign of the Son of Man that Christ Himself alluded to that would appear just before He came for His redeemed saints. On June 19th, 2016, this Grand Cross will appear in the Cardinal Signs of the Mazzaroth or Zodiac that are all directly tied to Christ in His various redeeming roles as a servant of mankind throughout history.

These Cardinal Zodiac Signs are Taurus the Bull signifying Christ's shed Blood as an atoning sacrifice for our sins; Aquarius the Water-Bearer signifying the baptism with water and the Spirit of God that Christ gives to those who love and follow Him; Ophiuchus the Serpent Holder signifying Christ as the Restrainer of the Serpent, and the Crusher of Scorpio the Scorpion signifying Satan and his wicked armies; and Leo the Lion signifying Christ as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah coming to set up His Kingdom on Earth.

If you are unfamiliar with Sacred Astronomy and the Gospel in the Stars, I highly recommend reading my free online mini book giving a detailed explanation about it after reading this article:

Sacred Astronomy:
The Antithesis of Astrology

With Father's Day and Pentecost overlapping this June 19th, in the traditional month for Weddings, and with a Full Moon visible in Ophiuchus, the Sign signifying Yahshua or Jesus as our Sacrifice on the Cross for our sins and our Kinsmen Redeemer, it seems as though this might be our Messiah Yahshua's way of saying:
~*~ Revelation 2:7 ~*~ “to him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God”, and... 
~*~ Revelation 3:10 ~*~ “Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth”...
Could Yahshua be using these Heavenly Signs that may allude to the preceding scriptures as an encouragement to His Watching Bride? Could this Grand Cross coinciding with a Full Moon on Pentecost and Father's Day so near to the Summer Solstice mean that Christ is coming very soon to rescue His saints from the enemy camps they are being persecuted in right now all over the world? Will He descend on a cloud and send out His army of angels to take His Bride to a wonderful place of refuge in His loving care as our Kinsmen Redeemer in the very near future? Although I can't be absolutely certain, I find it intriguing that the last time a Full Moon virtually coincided with the Summer Solstice was in 1967, the year that Israel recaptured Jerusalem and a little over 49 years ago, and the next time they virtually coincided was in 1948, the same year that the prophetically important but tiny Democratic Nation of Israel was reborn - a little over 69 years ago. If that isn't prophetically significant, I don't know what is!

But those aren't the only prophetic tie-ins that I can see. There is a fabulous illustration of the coming Wedding of the Lamb in Heaven from the Bible that seems directly tied to this Late Spring through Early Summer Season of the year, and to the Rapture as well. Remember the Nobleman of Israel named Boaz who was a Kinsmen Redeemer for the Israelite widow Naomi, and her daughter in law Ruth? See the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament to read this love story. As their Kinsmen Redeemer, Boaz bought back the Israelite farmland that once belonged to Naomi's husband, and then he married Ruth, the impoverished Moabitess. As Boaz's wife, Ruth became the grandmother of King David! As such, Ruth is a symbol for the once Gentile, grafted-in Israelite Bride of Christ, and the Israelite nobleman Boaz symbolizes Christ as our Bridegroom and Kinsmen Redeemer.

In my opinion, this heavenly Sign of the Cross, which is made up of many symbols that are all tied to Christ and His Bride, seems almost like an invitation meant to show us that we will soon be joining Him at the Wedding of the Lamb in the Paradise we call Heaven. What I find so intriguing about it stems from the fact that Yahshua prophesied that people would be marrying and being given in marriage, planting (NOT harvesting!), and building (NOT tearing down) when He comes for His Bride and her Wise Virgin attendants, and His Sign - the Sign of the Son of Man - appears in Heaven. This Sign is described in Matthew, Chapter 24, and the parallel verses in Luke, Chapter 17 indicate what mankind will be up to when this Sign appears, and Yahshua comes for His Bride:
~*~ Matthew 24:28-31 ~*~ “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”
~*~ 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: 27 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. 28 Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; 29 but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. 30 Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.”
Could this description of the ordinary daily activities of living given in the Gospel of Luke be an indicator of the SEASON we are in now, which is late Spring, and just before Summer begins? Since the Summer Solstice, which is on June 20th, is a sign that we are now in the season when planting, building and marrying is in full swing, could the Grand Cross this Pentecost be the final Sign of the Son of Man that Christ told us to watch for in Matthew Chapter 24?

I personally believe that the Sign of the Son of Man consists of a whole string of multiple signs that began to appear in the heavens in 2008, and also appeared in every year thereafter up until now. So this Pentecost Grand Cross featuring a full Moon in Ophiuchus could well be the final sign that was meant to appear before the Rapture. However, there are still more powerful signs coming up in 2017 that I also wrote about in previous blog posts. The posts about all the possible signs of the Son of Man that I've written about thus far are linked to below:

THE WOMAN CLOTHED WITH THE SUN
AND THE SIGN OF THE SON OF MAN

JUPITER AND VENUS IN CONJUNCTION
IN LEO THROUGH OCTOBER 2015!

Jupiter the Star of Bethlehem In Leo
From June to November 2015:
Is This Part of the Sign of the
Son of Man Heralding the Rapture?

Prophetic Analysis of the Amazing
Heavenly Signs in September 2017

Powerful Prophetic Signs In The
Heavens From September 2015
Through September 2017 -
What They May Mean For Christ's Bride

If you haven't read the preceding posts, I highly recommend at least taking a look at the detailed graphics included in them that show what the preceding Signs of the Son of Man may have been.  Although no one knows for certain, this sign on Pentecost 2016 could be the final one in this multi-layered Sign before the Rapture, so don't lose heart, and keep looking UP, for our redemption draws nigh!

God Bless You All, 
Happy Father's Day, and Maranatha!

Love and Blessings
From Your Sister in Yahshua,
Helena Lehman,
Scholar, Author and Artist for
The Language of God Book Series, and
Webmaster for the Pillar of Enoch Ministry Site
Ministry Web Site: http://pillar-of-enoch.com

IMPORTANT UPDATE of June 25th

JULY 1st-4th PENTECOST AND NOAH'S DAY ALERT!

A Full Scale Mock Up of Noah's Ark that is scheduled to open on July 7th, 2016 on the grounds of Ken Ham's Creation Museum in Kentucky is a fascinating symbol of Yahshua's warning that the Last Days would be like the Days of Lot and Noah, when sexual immorality, violence and unbridled bouts of wholesale slaughter and murder were the rule, just as they are becoming today. An article about the Ark's opening to the public can be found below:

Massive Full-Scale Version of 
Noah's Ark Comes to Life in Kentucky
http://abcnews.go.com/US/massive-full-scale-replica-noahs-ark-life-kentucky/story?id=39701773

Fascinatingly I also have a Sister In Christ, who alerted me to the fact that some Biblical Calendar sites are saying that Pentecost or Shavuot, which is tied to the Rapture, has NOT happened yet, and will actually occur on July 1st (Canada Day), or July 4th (America's Independence Day) - depending on whether you count 49 days from their revised date for Passover, or from the Sunday during the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which was Yahshua's first day in His Resurrected body. Here is alink to one of those revised calendar web sites:

So I am wondering - could this Full Scale Ark's opening, which is nearly coinciding with this revised date for Pentecost or Shavuot - be just one more sign that the Rapture is very, very near, and we should not get disheartened, but keep looking UP, for our redemption from this wicked world is drawing near? I am hoping so! Maranatha! :-) 

Love and Blessings, Helena Lehman

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Friday, June 17, 2016

RAPTURE WATCH ALERT! TRUE PENTECOST - SHAVUOT HASN'T ARRIVED YET! IT'S JUNE 19TH!


Above is a graphic that I used in a recent POEM Ministry Blog Post about the Laodicean Church Connection to the Foolish Virgins in the Parable of the Ten Virgins, and why they are going to be left behind in the Rapture. Here is the Title and Link to it in case you missed reading it:

THE LAODICEAN CHURCH CONNECTION
TO THE PARABLE OF THE TEN VIRGINS!

Now, speaking about a Pentecost Rapture, the Video linked to and embedded below shows that the Rapture could still take place on Pentecost because it technically has not arrived yet - even though both the Jews and Christians have already celebrated it on different dates that were a month apart. In fact, Pentecost or Shavuot will actually be on June 19th, 2016, according to an article in the Messianic Jewish newsletter linked to below. Since  most people believe Pentecost has already passed, this may tie in to why Christ warned that the Rapture would happen unexpectedly. It would certainly be unexpected if no one was looking at the right date because both Houses of Israel had the wrong date for Pentecost, and that is when the Rapture may occur!

To read about how both the Jews and the Christians miscalculated Pentecost this year, please read the Levitt Letter for June of 2016, which has an article on pages 1 and 2 about Pentecost, and how it should have been calculated. Here is the link to the PDF version of the newsletter: https://www.levitt.com/newsletters/2016-06.pdf

Below is an embedded You Tube video explaining the true date for Pentecost this year, followed by another video link explaining why the Rapture could be tied to Pentecost, followed by a little essay I wrote on why this post does NOT constitute "Date Setting", followed by links to some great new articles for further study:

TRUE Pentecost/Shavuot 
6/19/16, "Honey MOON" 
Last Day of Spring - Very Last Days

Hallelu-Yah for the above video message! It sure cheered me up, and I am surprised that I did not catch the mistake that was made in calculating the date for Pentecost this year, but I am glad that someone else did, and spoke up about it.

Anyway, I was thinking that it would be just like our Father God to catch us UP on Father's Day, on the very last day of Spring with a Full Strawberry Moon in the Sky, and in June since it's the traditional month for weddings, After all, the Rapture will take us to the Wedding of the Lamb! :-D Incidentally, the word "Rapture" is the Latin word that means "Catching Away", which is tied to that phrase in verse 17 of the 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18 description of the Rapture.

Now, though I am hoping that the Rapture will be this weekend, let me make something perfectly clear:

RAPTURE WATCHING IS NOT DATE SETTING!  

Date setting is when someone says that they have received a prophetic word from God that Christ WILL RETURN on such and such a date. I HAVE NEVER DONE THAT, and I don't know very many people who are watching for the Rapture that have. Most of the people I know who are Watchmen on the Wall have speculated about when Christ could return, or when the Rapture might happen, but none of them has set a fixed calendar date as the time of the Rapture, or Christ's Second Coming.

Hoping that Christ might honor one of God's appointed Feasts with a Rapture event is not a sin or unwise, especially since Rapture type events have happened in history on Pentecost, such as the translation of Enoch. So it is a time when the Wise Virgins and Bride of Christ should be watching - even more so than usual, although we are ALWAYS called to Watch for our Beloved Messiah’s return.

Are you Watching? If not, now would be a good time, since we are definitely in the SEASON of the Rapture, as many of my recent ministry blog posts have shown. Anyway, I sure hope the Rapture IS this weekend on Sunday! I'm excited that it could be! Aren't you? I hope so. If not, maybe the following Video will get you excited. It is embedded into the article I linked to below:

MUST-SEE VIDEO SHOWS PENTECOST
RAPTURE TIE-INS TO THIS JUBILEE YEAR 2016!

But even if Christ doesn't come this weekend, or on a future Pentecost, or on some totally unrelated day, we know it will be soon because of all the Signs in the Heavens and on the Earth that I have frequently written about in previous blog posts. So don't ever lose sight of our Blessed Hope in the Rapture! To keep your eyes on the prize, and the lateness of the hour, I've included a new video by CA Silva at YouTube that depicts what the world will be like after the Rapture. Here is my write-up about it that I posted on Facebook:
Here is Another MUST-SEE VIDEO of the Post-Rapture World Made by Brother CA Silva at YouTube. This video shows what the Post-Rapture World will look like! Silva starts by showing Video clips of recent or upcoming Movie Trailers that all depict various horrific aspects of what the world will be like when the Holy Spirit and all the Born-Again Saints that love Christ are removed from the Earth, mankind's wickedness becomes completely unrestrained, civilization falls into total anarchy, and God's Wrath begins to be poured out on the wicked that will not repent.  
The world is already seeing glimpses of this Post-Rapture world in Venezuela, where anarchy currently reigns because their Socialist government and economy have collapsed. The rest of the world is destined to soon follow after the Rapture, which could be at any moment. Unlike Silva, I don't think the Rapture has to happen on a Pentecost, or in a Jubilee year, even though it does make sense for the Rapture to be tied to both:
The Post-Pentecost/Rapture World -
A Glimpse Into What's Coming Very Soon

After watching the videos, I've also included a list of titles and clickable links to some of my most important recent "End Time" and "Rapture Watch" ministry posts for study after my closing below. In the meantime...

May God Bless You All, And Maranatha!
       Christ Is COMING Soon! Are You Ready??? :-D      

Love and Blessings
From Your Sister in Yahshua,
Helena Lehman,
Scholar, Author and Artist for
The Language of God Book Series, and
Webmaster for the Pillar of Enoch Ministry Site
Ministry Web Site: http://pillar-of-enoch.com

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FOR FURTHER END TIME BIBLE STUDY:

WATCHING FOR CHRIST’S SECOND COMING
IS A CENTRAL NEW TESTAMENT TEACHING!

PROPHETIC WARNINGS CONCERNING
TRUMP, REVIVAL, AND TRIBULATION

THE BEAST IS RISING,
SO THE RAPTURE IS IMMINENT!

NEWLY REVISED, MUST READ:
THOSE WHO TAKE THE MARK
OF THE BEAST WILL PERISH!

MY HOPE IN A COMING RAPTURE,
DESPITE DIRE WARNINGS!

THE PARABLE OF THE WISE AND
FOOLISH VIRGINS TELLS US TO WATCH!

WARNING: NOT ALL BELIEVERS
WILL BE TAKEN IN THE RAPTURE!

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

PROPHETIC WARNINGS CONCERNING TRUMP, REVIVAL, AND TRIBULATION

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The image above shows how the Seven Churches of Revelation are like a Menorah, and are tied to the Seven Lamps before God's Throne in Heaven (See Revelation, Chapter 1). The following article was created from several posts that I made on Facebook over the past few days that share a common theme in that they are prophetic warnings to all these End Time Churches, especially the Church of Philadelphia or Bride of Christ concerning the Donald Trump prophecies, the prophecies of Revival, and the fact that we are already suffering tribulation. These prophetic warnings indicate the lateness of the prophetic hour, and how close we really are to the Rapture and Sudden Destruction that will come with the Wrath of God. These prophetic warnings are listed with sub-titles in the same order that they are posted on my Facebook timeline.

The first post below concerns the fact that there is no evidence of a real revival going on in America, or anywhere else right now, which is why I made the second post, where I warned that I do not see God blessing America with Donald Trump as President unless there is a drastic change in the spiritual awareness among the citizens of America, and my first post summarizes why I don't see this happening before the Rapture. Then, in the final post, I discuss the fact that the true believers in Christ - who are in this world but are not of it - are following God's Moral Law or Commandments, and are not agreeing with their satanic government's approval of Gay Marriage and Abortion because both are morally wrong in the eyes of God. I also make an appeal to atheists and unbelievers to reconsider their positions because where they will spend eternity is truly at stake.

I also followed this post by linking to two more that explain that watching for Christ's literal return in the Rapture and to fight the Battle of Armageddon are a central teaching in true Biblical New Covenant Christianity, and those who are watching for Christ's return are already suffering persecution globally, but that this persecution will escalate even more dramatically after the Rapture.

In addition. I explain how these late comers to salvation will have to suffer enormously before they die, or are rescued from death by a possible Second Rapture just before the bowls of God's Wrath are poured out after the Trumpet Judgments. Following is the first post  about the fact that there is likely not going to be any great revival prior to the Rapture:


1. REVIVAL AMONG THE
LAODICEANS NOT IN SCRIPTURE!

Sorry to rain on the Revival in America Band Wagon that has been preached by the Elijah List and New Apostolic Reformation people for the past 15 years without a shred of evidence that there really is any revival going on in America or the rest of the world. Instead, we see people who previously had no faith in Christ coming to have faith in Him even amidst heavy persecution, and that is not a revival, which is what happens when apostate or backslidden believers REPENT! I also firmly believe that most of the preachers on the Elijah List and in the New Apostolic Reformation are in the Laodicean Church because all they do is preach a full Prosperity Gospel, and they also charge outrageous amounts for all their deceptive aids and conferences that are meant to help supposed Christians grow in their faith.

The Laodicean or Lukewarm (Prosperity Gospel and New Apostolic Reformation) Church has members in it from around the world. They don't all live in America. In fact, many are in Europe, Latin America, and Russia. But there are also many members in America and around the world from the persecuted and poor Church of Philadelphia or Brotherly Love, which is the Bride of Christ, and the only Church being taken in the Rapture. God's people, which can be seen as the Wheat in the Parable of the Wheat and the Tares, are scattered throughout the Earth, which is like a huge field of tares or weeds trying to choke out the wheat. The tares or weeds are in the Laodicean Church, and they will be left behind, as will many from four of the other five churches mentioned in the Book of Revelation!

Also according to the Book of Revelation, there is absolutely no indication that there will be a revival of any kind after the Rapture of the Bride of Christ and the Wise Virgins. Instead, the Book of Revelation repeatedly says that those left behind WILL NOT REPENT. Although I think some from among the Foolish Virgins that are left behind will wake up after the Rapture, and will not be deceived, there won't be much time for revival for them as they will soon be fleeing into the wilderness to escape the Beast system, and struggling to survive there with no money or resources, and in a world that will literally be crumbling into catastrophic ruin around them as God's Wrath is poured out.

Unfortunately, many people sincerely believe that a Revival is coming, and many of them say that they have heard from the Holy Spirit that a massive revival will come before the Rapture. But what these people are saying does NOT line up with what I have read in Scripture, and the Holy Spirit NEVER contradicts Scripture! We must be wise like the Berean Jews were, and find clear Scripture references for what we believe or are being taught, or else we must discard them as false. Please remember what the Bible says about the Bereans:  
~*~ Acts 17:10-12 ~*~ “Then the brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea. When they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews. 11 These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, AND SEARCHED THE SCRIPTURES DAILY TO FIND OUT WHETHER THESE THINGS WERE SO. 12 Therefore many of them believed, and also not a few of the Greeks, prominent women as well as men.”
Since there is not one New Testament prophetic reference that indicates that there will be a Revival in America or elsewhere prior to the Rapture, we must discard it as false - NO MATTER WHAT WE THINK THE HOLY SPIRIT IS SAYING! After all, there are lying and deceiving spirits called demons that can masquerade as the Holy Spirit, and that is why Scripture tells us to test the spirits:
~*~ 1 John 4:1 ~*~ “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.”
The only way we have of accurately testing these spirits, and the preachers that teach us, is to see how their word measures up to what Scripture tells us. If their word disagrees with Scripture, then we must discard it as false!

SO PLEASE STOP HOPING IN A REVIVAL BEFORE THE RAPTURE! ACCORDING TO SCRIPTURE, THERE IS NO END TIME REVIVAL, AND IF THERE IS EVEN A SMALL ONE, IT WILL NOT COME UNTIL AFTER THE RAPTURE, AND WILL LIKELY BE VERY LIMITED IN SCOPE!


2. THE TRUMP PROPHECIES - 
A PROPHETIC WARNING!

I really like Donald Trump, and I really want America to be Great again. But there's one thing missing from all of these prophecies that have been surfacing all over the internet and You Tube claiming that God has chosen Donald Trump, that God is working through Trump, that he will be the next President of the United States, that he will re-establish good relations with Israel as their protector, and that he will lead America to be great again in the eyes of Americans, and the world.

These prophecies are missing the fact that the majority of the American people have not and will not repent before God for their use of drugs and alcohol to pleasurably alter their perception of reality, for their engagement in sexual immorality, and for their turning a blind eye to the murder of millions upon millions of the unborn.

In addition, many Americans will not ask God to forgive them and make them born again so that they will walk in the ways of righteousness through His Son's Spirit living in them. In short, they will not repent and accept Christ's sacrifice for their sins so that God will heal and bless our land because of our sincere remorse, and our desire to turn from our wicked ways, and love God and one another.

Sadly, many so called believers that live in America, and believers around the world are lukewarm in their faith, and are living in sin by having sex outside of marriage, using drugs and alcohol to find enjoyment by escaping reality, and selfishly using birth control and having abortions to get rid of unwanted babies without considering that they are violating God's Will, and the true purpose of life and sex, which is NOT recreation and lust, but procreation and brotherly love.

So I ask you to consider this fact, and realize that God never once blessed Israel when they were steeped in sin and violating His Laws! Instead, He chastised them by withdrawing His protection, blighting them with droughts, pestilences (deadly disease outbreaks), whirlwinds (tornadoes), floods, and droughts that killed off their livestock and crops, and allowed Israel's enemies to triumph over them.

So, even if Donald Trump wins the next election, and that election is even allowed to happen because we are in the season of the Rapture and Second Coming of Christ, do you think God is going to bless America and allow it to be the envy of the world again if its people still shun God's ways, and make a constant mockery of His laws with their immorality? I'm sorry, but God does not work that way, even in this Age of Grace. BECAUSE, WITHOUT REPENTANCE, THERE IS NO FORGIVENESS!


3. WHERE DO YOU WANT
TO SPEND ETERNITY?

According to God's Law, upon which all laws in the United States used to be based at one time, any sex outside of marriage by either sex is a sin or act of rebellion against God's Moral Law. In the Bible, this sin is called fornication and sexual immorality, and it can keep anyone engaging in it out of Paradise or Heaven if they do not repent of it, and turn away from doing that sin. Furthermore, according to the same Word of God, murder of an unborn child - or any human being for that matter - is a sin that was punishable by death at one time, and it can also send a person to the fiery place of torment called Hell forever if it is not repented of by asking God for forgiveness, accepting the sacrifice of God's Son Jesus or Yahshua on the Cross, and making amends for one's wrong-doing whenever possible.

So, even if you don't believe in God, think of this for a moment. What if God does exist, and Hell is a real place? What if the feeble scope of a human intellect that believes in Evolution and the Big Bang, and denies a Special Creation by an eternal, all-loving, and all-knowing God is wrong on the matter, and one's actions in this life will have everlasting consequences in Heaven or Hell? Where do you want to spend eternity if it does exist for us, and are you willing to wager your temporary pleasure in engaging in sexual immorality and infant murder in this life with the apostate government's sanction and approval if it means that you will pay for it in a terrible place of intense suffering and pain in eternity for spitting in God's face, and going your own way?

We all have the choice to either follow God's loving Moral Laws that were put in place to foster the love of one's neighbor and oneself, or to reject them and ignore their purpose, which is to keep people from hurting one another, and hurting God in the process. God's Moral Law, which tells us not to lie, murder, steal, and lust after or covet other people's possessions or mates, and to love God and all of His creation with all of our hearts, was put in place to foster love, kindness, peace and brotherhood between all mankind, and if we all followed the Ten Commandments, and Christ's Law to love Him and our neighbors (which includes people and animals) as ourselves, the world would be a far more peaceful and pleasant place to live in. In fact, it would be the Utopia we all wish for.

But this is never going to happen until Christ has literally returned, and is literally sitting on His Throne in Jerusalem! Until then, all true believers in Christ will suffer persecution and tribulation in this life, and there are no guarantees that we will not have to die for our faith before the Rapture. See my posts about the fact that the Second Coming of Christ is a central teaching of our faith, that we are already suffering tribulation, and that we are also very near to the time of the Rapture by clicking on the article links below:

WATCHING FOR CHRIST’S SECOND COMING
IS A CENTRAL NEW TESTAMENT TEACHING!

THE TRIBULATION BEFORE THE RAPTURE
SPOKEN OF IN LUKE 21 AND MATTHEW 24 HAS COME!

THE BEAST IS RISING, 
SO THE RAPTURE IS IMMINENT!

God bless you all, and Maranatha! 
I hope to see you all in Heaven...

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Scholar, Author and Artist for
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Sunday, June 12, 2016

WATCHING FOR CHRIST’S SECOND COMING IS A CENTRAL NEW TESTAMENT TEACHING!

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On this day of Pentecost or Shavuot that is being celebrated by Jews the world over on June 12th, 2016, I found myself musing about the fact that several believers have recently attacked me on Facebook for warning others that the Rapture is imminent, and that Christ is coming soon. Sadly, a few are saying that I am a false teacher, that the Rapture is not a true teaching, and that believers will have to go through the Great Tribulation, and need to be readied to face doomsday.

But I don't believe that, and Scripture supports my belief, as I have shown in many recent ministry blog articles. But beyond their hatred of the Rapture message, which I can see being triggered by a lack of faith in God's promises, how can any born again believer that is awake - and seeing all the signs of Christ’s soon return increasing all around us - be upset at my urgent promptings to seek God’s forgiveness at the foot of the Cross because the time is nearly at hand for our deliverance? According to God’s Word, only those who are saved, born again and sanctified in Christ are going to be protected and taken to a place of safety in order to be spared the Wrath of God against the wicked, so everyone needs to be warned of Christ’s imminent arrival, and of their need for His salvation to escape the Wrath of God to come!

Isn’t the whole point of our witness to TEACH PEOPLE ABOUT WHAT CHRIST CAME TO ACCOMPLISH AT HIS FIRST ADVENT, SO THAT WE WILL BE READY TO GLORY IN WHAT HE WILL ACCOMPLISH AT HIS SECOND ADVENT? Isn’t our witness meant to get people to turn away from sin, seek God’s forgiveness in Christ, and get born again so that the Holy Spirit can minister to them, and through them? Isn’t the point of salvation to secure everlasting life in the Kingdom of God so we can avoid the terrible judgment that awaits the unrepentant and unsaved at death, or at Christ’s Second Coming - whichever comes first?

Isn’t the Second Coming of Christ meant to both spare the saints from our Heavenly Father’s Wrath, and to wipe out the armies of the Antichrist in Israel so that His Millennial Kingdom can be set up, which is a central teaching of our faith?  For those who say it is not, it is according to the Nicene Creed that was created as a doctrinal statement of the Christian Faith in the 4th Century AD. There, it says: “He rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.”

Christ’s Second Coming is also a central teaching of our faith according to the prayer that Christ Himself gave us that we call “The Lord’s Prayer” that is found in Matthew 6:9-13. Why else would Christ ask us to pray “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven”, and: “do not lead us into temptation (or hard testing), but deliver us from the evil one” on a daily basis? By placing these doctrinal statements in the context of a model daily prayer in Chapter 6 of the Gospel of Matthew, wasn’t our Savior emphasizing their importance as a central focus of our faith?

In light of these facts, the only reason a person could have to object to a focus on the signs of the times, the promises of deliverance, and the warning of the wrath of a pure and holy God that will be poured out on the wicked soon as selling points for the salvation message would be if they are not convinced that Christ is coming back any time soon, or that there is never going to be a Rapture and Second Coming, and all the signs that we are seeing that are proclaiming the nearness of Christ's return according to His own Word are just a coincidence.

So what those who are critical of the Rapture teaching, or of the Christ's return to Earth to rule during His Millennial Kingdom are really saying is that they either lack faith in the promises of God, or they lack the full baptism of the Holy Spirit that makes us born again in Christ, or they have been taught a false Gospel that does not emphasize these things. Indeed, it is the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit that gives many of us this sense of urgency that the time of the end of this world is very near, and that we need to proclaim it loudly from the rooftops until everyone knows it, and either makes the free-will choice to get saved, or makes the sad choice to be damned.

So, to the naysayers who say that an enthusiastic written response to our hope in the Rapture and Second Coming of Christ as a major deliverance from evil, and in our excited and heartfelt desire to be a part of the setting up to the Millennial Kingdom of Christ is wrong because it does not win souls, and is not a central teaching of our faith, I wholeheartedly disagree on both counts! My opinion on this is strengthened by the fact that Yahshua also explicitly told His followers to watch for His return, and these were not suggestions, but commands. The first example of His command to “Watch!” is found in the Gospel of Matthew where it says:
~*~ Matthew 24:36-44 ~*~ “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. 37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 38 For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, 39 and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 40 Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. 42 WATCH THEREFORE, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. 43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, HE WOULD HAVE WATCHED and not allowed his house to be broken into. 44 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”
So though no one knows the day or hour, we are to be constantly watching for the signs of Christ’s coming so that we can ready ourselves for His Kingdom, and prepare those we love to be ready also. The Parable of the Ten Virgins also emphasizes our need to watch:
~*~ Matthew 25:10-13 ~*~ “And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut. 11 Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’ 12 But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.’ 13 WATCH THEREFORE, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.”
The Wise Virgins that were taken to the Wedding Feast were patiently waiting for the Bridegroom to arrive while they kept busy tending to their lamps or spirits by keeping them full of the Word of God, and Spirit of God, and by doing God’s will whenever moved by His Spirit to act. They are analogous to the Sheep in the Parable of the Sheep and the Goats.

The Foolish Virgins that are left behind or excluded from the Wedding were not watching for the Bridegroom's return, or listening to His Spirit, so they were not worthy to be taken to the Wedding, which is the heavenly feast believers will attend after the Rapture. As headstrong and lawless ones, the Foolish Virgins are analogous to the Goats in the Parable of the Sheep and the Goats that are to be excluded from the Kingdom. The parallel passage in Luke 12:35-40 below adds to this understanding, explaining in terms of men waiting on their master's return with an ever-watchful eye:
~*~ Luke 12:35-40 ~*~ “Let your waist be girded and your lamps burning; 36 and you yourselves be like men who wait for their master, when he will return from the wedding, that when he comes and knocks they may open to him immediately. 37 BLESSED ARE THOSE SERVANTS WHOM THE MASTER, WHEN HE COMES, WILL FIND WATCHING. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them. 38 And if he should come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. 39 But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. 40 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”
So, according to Yahshua’s own Word, those who are to be the most blessed by God at Christ’s Second Coming are those who are awake and watching for His return, which will be at a time when it is not expected. Incidentally, this is a good description of the days we live in now! Many are either too lost or too focused on evangelism to notice the signs of the times, and are therefore not watching for His return. So I ask you, are you watching, and are you ready? Because it’s important to be both watching for Christ’s return, and to be ready when He comes for us - whether it be at the time of our death, or via the Rapture!

Before closing, I also want to point out that - when Christ gave the Apostles the Great Commission, He did NOT commission them to help the poor and needy! He commissioned them to “make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20). Christ commissioned His disciples to make many more disciples because, as Yahshua said, “the poor you will always have” (Matthew 26:11), and this will be true at least until He comes!

Now, for those who do not believe that there will be a Rapture, or a Millennial Rule of Christ on the Earth because you think these events either have already happened in the past, or are only meant to be allegorical in nature, that still does not do away with the fact the Christ asked His disciples to watch for His return in the context of the Last Days and End of the World. If there is no Second Coming in these last days, why would He do that? In addition, there are frequent references to Christ's return in the New Testament letters, where the Apostle Paul frequently asks Christ's followers to beware of the Last Days, when wickedness and lawlessness will be at an all time high, and to watch in hopeful expectation for Christ's return. Here are some online resources that list all mentions of Christ's return in the Gospels and the rest of the New Testament:

15 Bible Verses that Jesus Speaks
About His Second Coming

44 Bible Verses about Second Coming of 
Jesus Christ, Besides the Gospels

Despite the scriptures above that speak of Christ's return in terms of the end of the age of Grace, there are some who say that Christ already did return, and that He reigned on the Earth in some long gone kingdom during the Dark Ages like some say King Arthur apparently did. But, as I showed in my book “The Language of God in History”, some of the legendary stories surrounding King Arthur are DIRECTLY tied to the fascinating stories about Moses told in the Book of Jasher or Upright Record. To find out more about what the Book of Jasher says in regard to Moses that ties in to the legends of King Arthur, look at the footnote after my closing below.

For the skeptical, here's another important thought: if Christ did already return to the Earth once before at some point in the past, why would anyone rule out His return at some future point, especially because the Book of Revelation Chapters 16 through 20 are prophecies inspired by the Holy Spirit, and very clearly talk about future events that there is no prior historical record of, nor even a legendary suggestion of. For example, the plagues of Revelation 16 that are part of God's Wrath against the wicked bring about the total destruction of all plant life, and all sea life on the Earth prior to Christ's return. It also speaks of a catastrophic worldwide earthquake that will topple all the cities of the world, and these are events that clearly have not happened yet.

Besides denying the clear Scripture references to events that have not happened yet in association with Christ's return, those who preach against the Rapture and Second Coming also deny our need to take Christ at His Word in the Bible, where He repeatedly promises that He is going to return. Sadly, if Christ is God Incarnate and never sinned, then those who deny His promises that He would return at the end of this Age are calling Christ a liar, and that is not a very Christ-like thing to do for someone who professes to love and follow Him.

So don't be a goat fighting against the clear teaching of Scripture. Be a true sheep, and love and follow the Good Shepherd, who is Yahshua Ha Mashiach or Jesus the Christ, our Lord or Adonai, and listen to His Spirit, and His Word in the Bible, which are, and should always be in agreement. Indeed, if they are not, this is a sure sign that the spirit one is listening to is not of God, but a demonic one of the Devil. So please beware of being deceived, and do not forget that all believers are in a spiritual battle against wicked spiritual principalities and powers that desire our destruction.

Even though Christ already won the biggest battle of our war against the Devil for us on the Cross, we are still fighting to see His victory to its completion, for Satan and his minions know that their time is short, and they want to destroy as many people as they can before their time is up. Don't let one of those casualties of war be you! Hold fast to Christ's promises, and His Great Commission. Do not get sidetracked by naysayers and doomsday preppers, all of whom are not paying attention to the prophecies in Scripture that Christ will return to gather His elect saints at a relatively peaceful and ordinary moment in time, when no one is expecting it, just as it is clearly described in Matthew Chapter 24. For more insight into what Matthew 24 is really trying to tell believers today, please read my ministry blog article linked to below:

THE TRIBULATION BEFORE THE RAPTURE
SPOKEN OF IN LUKE 21 AND MATTHEW 24 HAS COME!

UPDATE ADDED July 12th, 2016: In regard to Christ's teachings in Matthew 24, I really loved the message given by a brother in Christ on YouTube recently, which shows how foolish all these doomsday preppers that are preparing for Armageddon truly are in relation to what Scripture tells us is really going to happen. I've embedded his video message below, and I hope that it blesses you as much as it did me!

Rapture date revealed by Christ

Love, Blessings, and Maranatha!

Your Sister in Yahshua,
Helena Lehman,
Scholar, Author and Artist for
The Language of God Book Series, and
Webmaster for the Pillar of Enoch Ministry Site
Ministry Web Site: http://pillar-of-enoch.com
Footnote: According to the Book of Jasher, King Arthur is not a code name for Jesus, but Moses. In fact, even if an early Celtic king named Arthur did exist at one time, his sword called Excalibur probably did not because it has direct tie-ins with the Staff of Yahweh that Moses retrieved from the outside of His father-in-law Jethro's home in Midian. Jethro (who was also known as Reuel), was a Midian desert Prince, and had served as an adviser to the Pharaoh of Egypt, one of which had appointed Jacob's son Joseph to be his second in command.  
Now, also according to Jasher, Joseph had a miraculous staff that had passed down to him from his father Jacob, which had originated in the form of a gift to Adam by God. But after Joseph died, his staff was given to Jethro, who drove it into the ground by God's command for safe keeping until the one who it rightfully belonged to was able to remove it. Finally, just as in the case of Excalibur, a host of others failed to remove the Staff from its place until Moses came along (See Chapter 77, verses 38 through 51 of the Book of Jasher to read this fascinating story for yourself).
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