Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Eight Days of Thanksgiving to Yahweh


Though few people are aware of it, the American Thanksgiving Tradition - and its seasonally earlier counterpart in Canada - has biblical ties to the autumn harvest Feast of Sukkot or Tabernacles. This special week-long feast is still kept faithfully by some Christians and Messianics and all religious Jews around the world in September or October of every year.

As a Harvest Festival, much joy and merry-making surrounds the keeping of the Feast of Sukkot, which is the seventh and final of the original Feasts of Yahweh. As the final feast, Sukkot or Tabernacles represents the coming everlasting Kingdom of God that will one day be established on Earth from the old city of Jerusalem during the Millennial Rule of Christ, and also afterward in eternity - from the holy city of God called the New Jerusalem, where the Bride of Christ and her Five Wise Virgin handmaidens will one day dwell.

In honor of the Feast of Tabernacles and the American (and Canadian) Thanksgiving tradition based upon it, I plan to meditate on eight Scriptures that I chose because they focus on the concept of thanksgiving and praise to Yahweh God. I will be doing so from November 24th through to the first day of Advent on December 1st, and I hope that you will join me in praising our Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace!

These Scripture verses were taken from both the Old Testament and the New Testaments. Together, they show that there are many wonderful reasons for us to give thanks right now, and at any time of year, just as there are many methods for believers in Yahshua to show their thanks to God and one another for the blessings they receive.

I hope you will join me in studying and praying about these thanksgiving verses for the allotted eight days. If you do, I am certain that this process will greatly bless you. I personally have found these Scriptures to be both comforting and convicting. I hope that they will do the same for you, even while encouraging you to make thanksgiving to God an integral part of your daily spiritual devotions as we await Yahshua’s soon return.

In the meantime, Have a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!

Maranatha!

With Love from 

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

http://pillar-of-enoch.com


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Scripture for November 24th:
Encouraging God’s People to Play Melodies and Sing Joyful Songs to Yahweh in Thanksgiving for the coming restoration of Israel in the Kingdom of God:


Isaiah 51:2-4 ~
“Look to Abraham your father,
And to Sarah who bore you;
For I called him alone,
And blessed him and increased him.”
3 For Yahweh will comfort Zion,
He will comfort all her waste places;
He will make her wilderness like Eden,
And her desert like the garden of Yahweh;
Joy and gladness will be found in it,
Thanksgiving and the voice of melody.
4 “ Listen to Me, My people;
And give ear to Me, O My nation:
For law will proceed from Me,
And I will make My justice rest
As a light of the peoples.”


Scripture for November 25th:
Encouraging God’s People to Give Thanks for the Coming Establishment of the Kingdom of God in Christ:

Jeremiah 30:18-20 ~
“Thus says Yahweh:
‘ Behold, I will bring back the captivity of Jacob’s tents,
And have mercy on his dwelling places;
The city shall be built upon its own mound,
And the palace shall remain according to its own plan.
19 Then out of them shall proceed thanksgiving
And the voice of those who make merry;
I will multiply them, and they shall not diminish;
I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.
20 Their children also shall be as before,
And their congregation shall be established before Me;
And I will punish all who oppress them.”

Scripture for November 26th:
Encouraging God’s People Not to Worry, but to Trust God to Provide and Give Us His Peace:

Philippians 4:6-7 - “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Messiah Yahshua.”

Scripture for November 27th:
Encouraging God’s People to Walk As One With Yahshua and Give Thanks For Our Salvation:
Colossians 2:6-7 - “As you therefore have received Messiah Yahshua our Adonai, so walk in Him, 7 rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.”

Scripture for November 28th:
Encouraging God’s People to Remain Faithful and Rejoice in Our Freedom Through Christ:

1 Timothy 4:1-5 - “Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, 2 speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron, 3 forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. 4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving; 5 for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.”

Scripture for November 29th:
Encouraging God’s People to Give Thanks for Their Baptism of the Holy Spirit and the Coming First Resurrection Into Everlasting Life:

2 Corinthians 4:13-16 - “And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, ‘I believed and therefore I spoke’ (Psalm 116:10), we also believe and therefore speak, 14 knowing that He who raised up Adonai Yahshua will also raise us up with Yahshua, and will present us with you. 15 For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God. 16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.”

Scripture for November 30th:
Encouraging God’s People to Give Thanks For God’s Spiritual and Physical Provision in Our Lives:

2 Corinthians 9:10-12 - “Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness, 11 while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God. 12 For the administration of this service not only supplies the needs of the saints, but also is abounding through many thanksgivings to God.”

Scripture for the First Day of Advent, December 1st:
Encouraging God’s People to Give Thanks for Being Counted Worthy to Worship God in His Holy Presence Forever Among the Cherubim:

Revelation 7:11-12 - “All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures (i.e. Cherubim), and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12 saying:
‘Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom,
Thanksgiving and honor and power and might,
Be to our God forever and ever.’ Amen!”


Wednesday, November 09, 2011

The Spiritual Wisdom Hidden in the
Parable of the Wheat and the Tares

By Helena Lehman
Pillar of Enoch Ministry
http://pillar-of-enoch.com

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Are you an earnest believer in Yahshua that desires to dwell on the things of God, and are you excited over the Gospel of the coming Millennial Kingdom of God? Furthermore, do you find yourself bewildered and shocked when you are ostracized and avoided because of this? If so, “The Parable of the Wheat and the Tares” in Chapter 13 of the Gospel of John should be consulted for wisdom. Our Messiah Yahshua or Jesus, who is our Good Shepherd, gave this parable and its basic interpretation to His disciples and a large gathering of followers by the shores of the Sea of Galilee. At the time, He shared several other related parables, including the Parable of the Sower, which He also interpreted, and the Parable of the Mustard Seed. 

This Parable teaches that - just before the Rapture and visible return of Yahshua Ha Mashiach - a great sifting out of wicked people from the ranks of the righteous followers of Yahweh would occur. This sifting has never been more evident in history than it is today. In fact, it can be clearly seen in the diametrically opposed views of conservatives and liberals - both politically and religiously - that are completely dividing the people within the USA and Israel into two totally antagonistic spiritual and moral camps. In fact, this scriptural sifting of the people into diametrically opposing camps is evident throughout the world right now, in EVERY nation, not just the USA and Israel.

Because of its major End Time significance, all students of prophecy need to thoroughly understand this Parable - especially its deeper spiritual applications. Please allow me to guide you in an exploration of this Parable to see what hidden wisdom it has to share. Let’s begin by reading the entire Parable:
The Parable of the Wheat and the Tares - Matthew 13:24-30 (NKJV): “Another parable He put forth to them, saying: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; 25 but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. 26 But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared. 27 So the servants of the owner came and said to him, “Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?” 28 He said to them, “An enemy has done this.” The servants said to him, “Do you want us then to go and gather them up?” 29 But he said, “No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn”.’”
After reading it, it should be clear that this Parable is teaching that the Church is NOT exempt from judgment. In fact, the sifting process of dividing out the bad tares from the good wheat in the final harvest before the Millennial Kingdom of Yahshua is going on within the Church just as it is in the world at large. This is because, even as the Protestant Churches have grown in wisdom and truth over the past two centuries, the Devil has been busy sowing God’s enemies within, as well as outside of the Church, as well as in the much younger Messianic Synagogues! Remember what Yahshua said at the end of “The Parable of the Wheat and the Tares”:  “At the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, ‘FIRST gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn’.’”

Note that, in this Parable’s conclusion, Yahshua is saying that He will gather the tares into bundles (by way of their seeming unity and their large congregations) BEFORE the wheat or true believers are gathered into God’s Barn. This means that the bad tares among the congregations are to be separated out of the Body of Christ just BEFORE the Rapture into Heaven. It also means that we who are inside the Body of Christ will KNOW who the tares are by their behavior and choices that are contrary to the Word of God. The most obvious clues that a person is not among the wheat can be seen in their moral choices, such as those who condone homosexuality and abortion. Scripture is clear that all unrepentant sinners and carnally-minded people will be known by their denial of God’s laws, and by seeing good as evil, and evil as good:
Unrighteous Excluded From The Kingdom - 1 Corinthians 6:8-10 (NKJV): “You yourselves do wrong and cheat, and you do these things to your brethren! 9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.”
Anyone with their spiritual eyes open, and that has a living, loving relationship with Yahshua Ha Mashiach and the Ruach Ha Kodesh (i.e. Holy Spirit), should be able to plainly see this sifting of people into opposing camps occurring today. They should also be able to spot the lairs that are wolves in sheep’s clothing within the Churches and Messianic Synagogues, and they should do all they can to expose them. Make no mistake! There are many lying preachers promoting false doctrines in the Church because they are secretly Gnostics, New Agers, or Pagan followers of Satan that wish to destroy the Church for various reasons.

Within the Messianic congregations, some of their Rabbis insist on a legalistic adherence to the Law at the exclusion of Grace. They also often deny, and constantly attack the freedom that Christians have been given in Yahshua. Finally, they often deny the true deity of Christ as equal to the Father. Many of the cunning liars in both the Churches and Synagogues are good at fooling the sheep by making false accusations against the true prophets and followers of Yahshua. In this way, they have created a terrible spirit of confusion among the saints. But ONLY those who are NOT living a sanctified life, who are not reading God’s Word for themselves, and who are not constantly praying for discernment will be, or will remain, deceived!

The lines are being drawn and everybody is being called to take a side. No one will be left on the fence when this divine sifting process is finished, and all who are meant to be exposed as the false teachers and liars that they are will be exposed - but ONLY to those whom God is soon going to call UP to His Heavenly Home to wed His Wonderful Son. Yahshua our Bridegroom also intimated that our enemies (the tares) would at times be our friends or members of our own family. This truth is clearly taught in the Scripture listed below:
Christ Brings Division - Matthew 10:34-39 (NKJV):) “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. 35 For I have come to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; 36 and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’ 37 He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. 38 And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. 39 He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.”
I know of many devout believers, myself among them, in marriages with unbelievers or backslidden believers that are suffering persecution at the hands of their spouses, as well as at the hands of their parents, siblings, children, and other relatives. Those who have lost their carnal lives in order to inherit the spiritual life that Yahshua offers them will NEVER really fit in socially, or have a huge circle of intimate friends. They will, rather, find themselves increasingly alone, misunderstood, maligned, and ostracized from society due to their love of Christ. However, they will be greatly rewarded for their dedication and steadfastness in the Millennial Kingdom of Yahshua, and also afterward. In fact, it is likely that these solitary, persecuted, and often impoverished believers will be the only ones who will be worthy enough to be counted as the Bride of Christ. This is revealed in the Book of Revelation regarding the Church of Philadelphia:
The Faithful Church - Revelation 3:7-12 (NKJV) “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write, ‘These things says He who is holy, He who is true, He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens: 8 “I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name. 9 Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie—indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you. 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.” 11 Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. 12 He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name.’”
In reviewing this amazing passage, let’s identify the traits of the Church of Philadelphia. First of all, this church only has “a little strength”, meaning that it is a relatively small and materially poor congregation of believers that are nonetheless spiritually rich. Furthermore, this church has “kept My word, and have not denied My name.” This means that the members of this Church are not ashamed to profess their faith in, and love for Christ, and their desire to follow Him and His laws to love God, and one another.

As the name of this Church implies, they are full of “philadelphia” or brotherly love. They love one another deeply, and also show love to their enemies and persecutors by trying to reach them with the truth of the Gospel of the Kingdom of God, which is that Yahshua is the Messiah and Son of God, and the ONLY way to Heaven. Only those who repent and accept Yahshua’s sacrifice on the Cross for their sins will receive the Ruach or Holy Spirit, Who teaches true followers to die to this world and live for Christ. Only those who have received the Ruach, and know how to hear the Spirit’s voice, are worthy of salvation in Yahshua, and will find their names written in the Book of Life.

Be forewarned! Living a sacrificial life in imitation of Christ is extremely difficult in this world, and those who choose to follow Yahshua DEFINITELY WILL find themselves persecuted for His Sake. In fact, Yahshua acknowledged the suffering of the Church of Philadelphia when He said that they have “kept My command to persevere.” By saying this, Yahshua meant that they would be able to endure the insults, lies, taunts, betrayals, and beatings that are part of the persecution of the saints by the Evil One without losing their faith or hope in Yahshua’s promises of deliverance. Those who persevere in the faith, and who refuse to let go of their hope in the Kingdom of God, are those whom Yahshua calls “overcomers”.

This means that only the believers who display the characteristics of brotherly love, faithfulness to God’s Word, and perseverance in persecution belong to the Church of Philadelphia. Furthermore, this is the ONLY church of the seven mentioned at the beginning of the Book of Revelation to which Yahshua promises: “I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it”, and; “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.” Both of these statements are allusions to the Harpazo, Rapture, or “catching away” of the Church that many believers are hoping for.


Depiction of the Rapture

This is why the churches are being so heavily sifted into wheat and tares, and why there are so many true believers who are being persecuted within the churches, and driven outside of them. As this sifting process reaches its conclusion, the many divisions and squabbles going on within, and between, and outside of the world’s many churches will only increase. Meanwhile, those poor but loving believers who belong to the Church of Philadelphia will stand alone, for they will be the only people who are truly worthy of Yahshua’s love. Only they will love Yahshua with all their hearts, and only they will love one another by preaching the Kingdom of God while they anxiously await the Rapture.

There is one final trait of the Church of Philadelphia that too many prophecy teachers have overlooked to the detriment of the Church. This is the fact that Yahshua only identifies the Philadelphians with the New Jerusalem, and only the New Jerusalem is identified as the Bride of Christ. Yahshua identified the Church of Philadelphia with the New Jerusalem when He said:
“I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God.”
Then, later in the Book of Revelation, we read:
The New Jerusalem - Revelation 21:9-10 (NKJV):“Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls filled with the seven last plagues came to me and talked with me, saying, ‘Come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb’s wife.’ 10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God…”

Yahshua Over Jerusalem

This reveals that ONLY those who are in the Church of Philadelphia will dwell in the New Jerusalem. Meanwhile, all those who are not found worthy to be included in this group will dwell outside the New Jerusalem:
The Glory of the New Jerusalem - Revelation 22:22-27 (NKJV): “But I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. 23 The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. 24 And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it. 25 Its gates shall not be shut at all by day (there shall be no night there). 26 And they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it. 27 But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.”
First of all, this Scripture teaches that only those whose names are written in the Book of Life will dwell with Christ forever on the New Earth. But it also teaches that there will be different communities on the New Earth, and not everyone will dwell in the New Jerusalem. The New Jerusalem, where the Temple of God is, is identified with the Bride of Christ, while the outside communities of believers are identified by the words “nations” and “kings of the earth.” These are the believers that were not chosen to be the Bride, but will be allowed to come within the walls of the New Jerusalem, experience its glory, and share in the joy of the Bride of Christ. But as attendants of the Bride, they will dwell in the blessed communities or “nations” surrounding the New Jerusalem. As a side note, the fact that there will be different communities of believers with different functions on the New Earth is described in the Book of 1 Enoch, which is considered to be canonical in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.

The fact that there are some believers who are not in true fellowship with God, and will be excluded from being the Bride of Christ, is explained in the “The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins”(LINK TO POEM Blog Article For This Parable)(LINK to Matthew 25:1-13). In this parable, note that Yahshua distinguishes the Wise Virgins or wise bridesmaids from the Foolish Virgins with the phrase: “I do not know you” (See Mat. 25:12), which is similar to His admonition to the goats that: “I never knew you” (See Mat. 7:23). This statement makes it clear that those who are excluded from the Kingdom DO NOT HAVE AN ACTIVE RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST AND HIS SPIRIT. As a result, they will be left behind when the Rapture happens.

Meanwhile, the Wise Virgins who have cultivated a deep relationship with Christ through continual repentance and prayer, and worship will be allowed to attend the Bride of Christ, and partake in her Glory. Make no mistake! Those who want to be counted as the Bride, as well as the virgin attendants to the Bride, MUST have a personal and deeply intimate relationship with Yahshua and His Ruach or Holy Spirit. Even while living in troublesome or harsh circumstances in this fallen world, they will be the ones who will still be able to love their neighbors, love their relationship with God by seeking to know Him, and who will hear and follow God’s voice through every trial and tribulation, even if it leads to martyrdom.

For further study of the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins, please read the following article:

Deciphering the Parable of the Ten Virgins

Only Yahweh God our Father knows who the Bride of Christ is, and who her virgin attendants will be. Our job as believers should not be to worry about which category we fall into, but only that we are counted worthy to have our names written in the Book of Life. Indeed, all those who dwell on the New Earth - whether outside or inside the New Jerusalem - will have blessed and happy positions within God’s everlasting Kingdom, and no one will feel envy or jealousy ever again. They will all be united forever in the perfect love of Christ that casts out all fear and envy.

Amen and Hallelu-Yah to that!

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FOR FURTHER STUDY:

Please read my complimentary, newer revised article about the truth of the Rapture, and the fact that there may be not one, but two Rapture events - one at the beginning, and one at the end of the Great Tribulation. This article can be found posted at my Pillar of Enoch Ministry web site. Here is a description of it, and a link to the HTML and PDF versions of it now available online:

REVISED 2013 Edition: 
“Come Up Here and Come Away!” -
Clues Concerning Two Rapture Events In Scripture:
This 20-page article was originally written in March 2010, was revised twice in 2011, and revised and updated again in July of 2012. Subsequently, this newest edition was created on February 19th, 2013. If you read the original article or the older revisions, this article contains numerous changes in regard to the possibility and timing of Two Raptures during the Great Tribulation. This is due to Helena Lehman’s better understanding of the Signs in the Heavens after doing her Tribulation Time Chart, which is linked to in the body of this article, as well as to many other recent prophetic developments in the last two years. In this article, Ms. Lehman shows that the First Rapture is thematically tied to the Jewish Spring Feasts. This article also shows evidence that there may be a Second Rapture toward the end of the Tribulation that is tied to the Jewish Fall Feasts. 



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Yahshua is coming SOON! Maranatha!

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Tuesday, November 08, 2011

The Burrunjor; A Living Nephilim?

Therapod Illustration:


Here's a link to an interesting article describing recent attacks on cattle by what could be the last surviving Therapod dinosaur species:

Jurassic Albatross: The Burrunjor; a living dinosaur?
http://wwwmidgetonfire.blogspot.com/2010/04/burrunjour-living-neovenatorid.html

This article gives reports about these creepy encounters with a creature called the Burrunjor by the Aborigines in modern Australia. In my book "The Language of God in History," I describe Therapod dinosaurs as possibly being none other than one of the many types of totally carnal and evil Nephilim monsters that were created by the Fallen Angels before the Flood using some type of genetic splicing.

Now some of you may ask: How did they survive the Flood? Legends suggest some of the Nephilim survived in an underground chamber deep inside the Earth. There may have been a few that survived this way. Of course, nobody knows for certain. But the Genesis, Chapter 6 account in the Bible makes it clear that some Nephilim did survive somehow.

There are reports of other dinosaur-like creatures that may have survived into modern times in the heavy jungles of the Congo in Africa and in Papua, New Guinea as well. I talk about these possibilities in my book “The Language of God in History”, on sale now at the POEM web site:

Examine and Purchase “The Language of God in History”:
http://pillar-of-enoch.com/bookstore/index.html#9780975913123

God bless and Maranatha!

Helena Lehman
Pillar of Enoch Ministry

http://pillar-of-enoch.com

The Origins of Islam, and a Report on the Hajj to Mecca

By Helena Lehman
Pillar of Enoch Ministry

http://pillar-of-enoch.com

Photo of Muslim Pilgrims Surrounding the Ka'aba in Mecca:


The Origins of Islam

Long ago, I read that Mohammed, being dissatisfied with the paganism in Arabia and believing that there was only one God, went on a quest to find the truest path to God. During his travels, he spoke with many Jews and Christians trying to find the truth. But, because of widespread apostasy and confusion among Christian and Jewish sects, Mohammed never was taught properly and was never led to accept Yahshua as his Savior.

Instead, Mohammed came to the conclusion that no one religion had the whole truth, but only portions of the truth. So Mohammed decided it would be wise to create a religious platform that everyone could agree on. He felt this would not only eliminate any confusion about the nature of God and what He expects from His human children, but it would lead to world peace because everyone would have the same views on what God’s will for mankind is.

Mohammed tried to achieve this goal of peace by writing down the best stories and traditions from the major monotheistic faiths he encountered at the time, embellishing them with the Arabic folklore surrounding various Jewish and Christian traditions and religious stories. Then, in order to get people to listen to him, Mohammed taught that these stories were dictated to him by the angel Gabriel and were therefore more perfect than the Scriptures written down by men.

However, though Mohammed’s Arab contemporaries readily listened to and followed him, few of the Jews or Christians would listen. Instead, they repeatedly rejected him and refused to become Muslims. As a result, Mohammed got angry and returned to his home in Arabia, where he amended his writings to include the slanderous and violence-promoting passages towards infidels that the Koran contains today.

In addition, Mohammed began to call his followers to join him in a jihad or holy war to spread Islam throughout the whole world at the point of a sword. Though Mohammed’s goal of world Islamic domination was never achieved in history, it did come close several times. But that doesn’t seem good enough to some Muslims, who view the West with fear and contempt due to their moral laxity. This attitude of some devout Muslims is what has led to radical Islam today.

Since Islam is basically a skewed interpretation of Jewish and Christian holy books, it explains why Muslims believe similar things to Jews and Christians while denying the basic tenants of both faiths. For example, in the article linked to above, the Muslims are reported as seeing Abraham as the one who was tempted three times by the Devil instead of Yahshua, and they also see Abraham attempting to slay Ishmael on the altar rather than Isaac.

But the biggest tragedy of Islam is that their teachings about Yahshua, whom they call Isa, are also erroneous. Though they acknowledge his greatness as a teacher and prophet, Muslims deny Yahshua’s deity and holiness - to their everlasting peril. So, in a spirit of true Christian love and brotherhood, we need to pray that God will open a way for us to reach the Muslims with the truth of the Gospel before they all perish in the Antichrist’s kingdom.


Here is a link to an interesting article on Islam that appeared in a local online paper today. This article is reporting on the fact that this week on the Muslim calendar is the traditional time to go on a pilgrimage or Hajj to Mecca, Saudi Arabia to pray before the Ka’aba:

Muslim hajj pilgrims perform devil stoning ritual:
http://www.suntimes.com/news/world/8657107-418/muslim-hajj-pilgrims-perform-devil-stoning-ritual.html

Here is a link where you can watch a live feed of the pilgrims in Mecca:
http://live.gph.gov.sa/


Thursday, November 03, 2011

RED ALERT:
Israel Preparing for War As Crystal Skull Rituals Are Initiated

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This article focuses on Israel’s struggle to protect itself against her enemies even as a Pandora’s Box of epic proportions is being opened by Mayan Shamans in possession of 13 inherently evil crystal skulls. What’s more, the final skull ritual will occur in Los Angeles on 11-11-11 - the same time that the movie called “The Immortals” focusing on the antics of the fallen angels that were worshiped as gods in ancient times is being released!


If you haven't already heard, let me alert you to a serious development in the Middle East that is happening even as the US Military continues to remove their troops from Iraq.

As revealed in the news story linked to below, it appears that the Israelis are seriously preparing for a coming war with Iran, which has continued to develop nuclear weapons capability without restraint or compromise in their vows to destroy Israel with them once they are ready.

Israeli F15 War Jets


As Iran’s allies, Syria and Russia may also get involved in this coming confrontation with Israel. If so, it probably won't be long before Bible Prophecy is fulfilled and Damascus is completely destroyed along with some top nuclear and military installations in Iran and Russia. If Russia steps in, however, this coming war with Israel could escalate into a devastating world war, with the Rapture possibly happening not long after that. This scenario would be a fulfillment of the Gog/Magog War of Bible Prophecy spoken of in Chapters 38 and 39 of the book of Ezekiel.


ARTICLE: Israeli and UK Media Report Israel
Increasing Preparation for Confrontation with Iran:
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/envoy/israeli-uk-media-report-increased-planning-confrontation-iran-211736856.html


In fact, there is so much prophetically significant news occurring at the same time right now, it's mind-boggling. For one thing, the United Nations is planning to vote on elevating Palestine’s statehood, and this move may include giving all or a portion of Jerusalem to the Palestinians. But when this occurs, there is no doubt that the entire world will pay a huge price for dividing God’s Covenant Land and for hating His original Covenant People.

Another scary development is the sudden re-appearance of thirteen reportedly ancient crystal skulls that some Mayan spiritual leaders have been given. These Mayan leaders are none other than pantheistic Shamans that have become adept at wielding demonic power. It is therefore extremely frightening that these Mayan spiritual leaders are traveling across the United States right now with the skulls, performing dark, secret ancient rituals to release their power into the world.

The 13 Crystal Skulls


What's even more unsettling is the fact that they plan to end these rituals on November 11th, 2011 (11-11-11) in Los Angeles in a hotel strikingly named the “GATEWAY” - as in a gateway to demonic power:


Crystal Skull Awakening of Spirits Ceremony ends on 11-11-11:
http://jimmyprophet.wordpress.com/2011/11/02/crystal-skull-awakening-of-spirits-ceremony-ends-on-11-11-11/

The 13 Crystal Skulls Will Arrive In San Francisco On 11-11-11:
http://beforeitsnews.com/story/1275/074/The_13_Crystal_Skulls_Will_Arrive_In_San_Francisco_On_11-11-11.html


Intriguingly, the final stop in this continental journey has an interesting distinction. This is the fact that - among the cities of America - the New Age movement is firmly entrenched among the rich and wealthy living in and around Los Angeles and San Francisco. In fact, California as a whole is a New Age play land and therefore the location of a formidable demonic stronghold.

Crystal Skull Used In Meditation


I have read that crystals in general have very real energy-conducting capabilities and are often used in technology for this purpose. However, most people don't know that crystals also seem to conduct and transmit spiritual energy. That is why crystals are so popular for use in meditation and channeling in New Age circles. Here is a blog article that explains how spiritually and cosmically deadly these skulls may truly be:

Letter From Former New Ager
Concerning Crystal Skulls:
http://jimmyprophet.wordpress.com/2011/11/02/letter-from-former-new-ager-concerning-crystal-skulls/


Original Letter Source:
http://stevequayle.com/News.alert/11_Global/111102.crystal.skulls.html


Made in the images of dead men's bones that house the brains of human beings that are continually bent on evil unless they are saved, these crystal skulls are said to be purely evil repositories of curses and demonic power. Legends surrounding the skulls indicate that they could not be destroyed by any ordinary means because of the dark forces protecting them. So the righteous people who finally got hold of the skulls in ancient times carefully hid them around the world to keep them from being used for evil purposes for as long as possible.

But now all thirteen skulls have been recovered and joined back together in the hands of people who do not love the one true God Yahweh or His Son. As such, the skulls are like a Pandora’s Box of epic proportions and can only bring evil into the world by those who use them!

Fascinatingly, a movie called "The Immortals" that focuses on the mortal human hero Theseus' power struggles with the immortal beings worshiped by humanity in ancient times is being released into US Theaters on 11-11-11. Based on Greek mythology, the movie focuses on Theseus, who is chosen by the god Zeus to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion.

According to the movie, Theseus is called into action because this evil king is on a rampage across Greece to obtain a weapon that can destroy humanity. In truth, however, Theseus was the legendary founder of Athens, making him a mortal man who followed the Way of Cain or the Serpent that was the basis of the polytheistic Greek Religion.

For Theseus to be immortalized by the Greeks, he had to have succeeded in doing something inherently more evil than saving the human race from physical extinction. Though saving humanity from extinction was seen as a good thing in God's eyes in relation to Noah and his family, the gods that Theseus and his peers worshiped are the evil spirits of the fallen angels and their Nephilim offspring. Furthermore, both of these inhuman (i.e. alien) races are evil to the core and may be scheduled to make a sinister re-appearance on the world scene in the near future.

Finally, another movie out of Hollywood aptly named "11-11-11" is coming out on that same date. The 11-11-11 movie, which has been called a scary thriller in reviews, was written around the real-life buzz surrounding the eerie fact that the number 11 has been appearing so often in religious people's lives lately. According to one reviewer, this horror movie takes place on 11-11-11 and features an otherworldly entity (translation: a demon or fallen angel) that comes to Earth through Heaven’s 11th gate (?).

All in all, it seems to not only be another attempt to profit from exploiting people's fears, but a way to mock the outwardly religious people that are most likely to be entertaining them. I say this because truly born-again sinners generally are surrounded by the peace that transcends all understanding that only Yahshua our Messiah can give to those who love Him (Philippians 4:7).

All of these developments are sure signs that the Great Tribulation or time of Jacob’s Trouble will soon be upon the world and the Rapture cannot be far off. So please continually pray to be protected, forgiven and spiritual ready, and keep looking UP, because Yahshua our Bridegroom is surely coming soon!

May Yahweh Our God Bless Us All With His Wisdom And Protection As Trouble Approaches Us From Every Side! Amen!

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

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Encouragement To Keep Looking Up…

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The Great Catching Away or Rapture


I watched a You Tube video made by a man named Jason yesterday and, after pondering what he had to say overnight, decided that it would be good to share it. This short video was created to encourage those who are waiting for our Messiah and Bridegroom Yahshua to come for His Bride the True Church in the Rapture. I hope your spirits will be brightened by it.

I was interested in what Jason had to say and I think you will be too. The fact that the United Nations is set to vote on the establishment of a Palestinian State on November 11th, 2011 (11-11-11) is an intriguing development, to say the least! Eleven is, after all, a number prophetically pointing to disintegration and impending destruction or deliverance. For more on this, check out what E. W. Bullinger wrote about the number eleven in his book “Number in Scripture”. The section concerning the number eleven (and, from there, the entire book) is accessible online free using the following link:

“Number in Scripture - Eleven:”
http://philologos.org/__eb-nis/eleven.htm

That said, keep in mind that Moses entered the Ark in the second month of the Jewish year, which usually falls in May in our era, NOT the eighth Jewish month which generally begins in the eleventh month of November following the Gregorian Calendar:
Genesis 7:10-12 - The Flood Begins:
“And it came to pass after seven days that the waters of the flood were on the earth. 11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, IN THE SECOND MONTH, the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. 12 And the rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights.”

Nonetheless, there is still a strong dispute among different groups of believers as to whether the second month meant the eighth Lunar month called Cheshvan, which falls after the seventh month of Tishri - or the second month called Iyar, which follows the first month of Nissan.

Since God’s prophetic timeline is encoded into the Feasts of Israel - and the first feasts they celebrated as a free nation fell during Passover Week - it would follow that any prophetic imagery that might be hidden into the story of Noah would follow the prophetic calendar beginning on the 1st of Nissan in the spring. However, Rosh Hashanah is traditionally celebrated on the 1st of Tishri or the Feast of Trumpets in the autumn. This is because Tishri is the first month of the Jewish civil year, which may follow ancient Babylonian traditions, though this is not certain.

In the Bible, however, the liturgical year that God gave the Israelites to follow began on the 1st of Nissan in the spring. This was also the month in which the first Passover was kept, as indicated in the Book of Exodus:
Exodus 12:1-7 - The Passover Instituted:
“Now the LORD (Yahweh) spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, 2 ‘This month shall be your beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you. 3 Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: ‘On the tenth of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household. 4 And if the household is too small for the lamb, let him and his neighbor next to his house take it according to the number of the persons; according to each man’s need you shall make your count for the lamb. 5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats. 6 Now you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at twilight. 7 And they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses where they eat it.’”

Due to the fact that Noah entered the ark on the seventeenth day of the second month - and the 2nd month falls in mid-spring per God’s commandments - I'm NOT at all convinced that the Rapture will happen during mid-autumn. If the Rapture were to follow the biblical account of Noah’s deliverance from certain death in the Great Flood, it makes much more sense that we should be looking for our deliverance in mid-spring. But you never know. After all, Yahshua DID say that He would come when we LEAST expect Him to! So there is ALWAYS reason to hope! :-)

Here is the link to Jason's video at You Tube:

PLEASE WATCH!!!!)-
Eminent Rapture & (NWO) 7 years of Tribulation:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvFfCDOMgGM



Jason's Video Commentary:
I'm begging you from the bottom of my heart to BE ENCOURAGED GUYS, PREPARE YOURSELF SPIRITUALLY, DROP TO YOUR KNEES & REPENT OF YOUR SINS & GET YOURSELF RIGHT WITH GOD before the (RAPTURE) & our Lords wrath is poured upon this wicked world; which will happen in the days to follow; very shortly. God Bless, Jason

Enjoy and God bless!

Maranatha!

Helena Lehman -
Pillar of Enoch Ministry (POEM)
http://pillar-of-enoch.com