Wednesday, February 27, 2013

UNREPENTANT HOMOSEXUALS AND OTHER SINNERS
SHOULD NEVER BE "ACCEPTED" INTO THE CHURCH!

By Helena Lehman of the
Pillar of Enoch Ministry (POEM)

This was my comment under the following article:

PENTECOSTALS ACCEPT GAYS - It Begins – Andrew Strom

My Comment on 2-27-2013: 
All sin, no matter how great or small, is rebellion against our Father God, and it is disgusting to Him. But sexual sin seems the easiest to excuse in our society today, from sex out of wedlock, to living together without marriage, to engaging in extramarital affairs, to having multiple sex partners. In fact, there are very few Christians that look one iota different than their unsaved counterparts in the world today sexually or otherwise.

Even those of us who claim to have died to the world to follow Christ can and do sin everyday - myself included! In fact, many of us are so accustomed to sinning that we often miss the little white lies, tiny indiscretions and lustful or covetous thoughts that we all frequently engage in. But the committed believer knows what the Bible says, and it  says that - without repentance before God and the congregation as we confess our sins to one another IN SHAME - there is no forgiveness, and without our forgiveness of others sins, God will not forgive us!

Therefore, it follows that only the HUMBLE sinner that knows that he or she needs to go to the foot of the Cross everyday and asks God the Father for forgiveness, who sees the sins of others and forgives them, but calls them to the same repentance, who asks the Spirit of God to help them to change, and who does gradually change for the better will be welcome into Heaven on Rapture day! Remember that all believers are called to reflect Christ’s character, and He was perfectly sinless! Though it is impossible for us to be perfect until the Resurrection, we should strive for it, as the Holy Spirit leads.

Though it may be an inconvenient truth, God hates a PROUD sinner, and unfortunately there are many proud sinners in the Homosexual community that are demanding acceptance of their sins without seeking repentance, or wanting to change. By the same token, many congregations seem to have completely accepted and turned a blind eye to all the young people in their midst who live together and have sex outside of marriage - as if there was nothing wrong with it!

In truth, sexual fornication in all its forms, including homosexuality - should be loudly and repeatedly condemned in every congregation that claims to follow Christ! Calls to repentance should be heard from every good Church pulpit every Sabbath, and if this isn’t the case, the Bible also makes it clear that these unrepentant congregations and their worthless pastors are in jeopardy of being excluded from the Kingdom of God!

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My Additional Comment on 3-1-2013: 
To add to my original comment, I’d like to say that my point isn’t that unrepentant sinners shouldn’t be allowed to attend a congregational meeting or enter a Church. My point is that they shouldn’t be accepted as members of the community unless they eventually show repentance of their known sins, admit when they discover new sins they didn’t know that they were committing, and express a desire to change for the better with God’s help when they do confess their sins. All sinners, including the leaders of any congregation, need to show their regret when they confess their sins openly, and they should show humbleness and a desire to change.

Repentance and a desire to change are true signs salvation. Unfortunately, many people reading any call to repentance often miss the point, which is that the church is no place for UNREPENTANT sinners to hang out. People come to Christ to find forgiveness for their sins. If they don’t want forgiveness, they don’t belong in the Church. Yes, Evangelism takes place in the Church, but if it falls on deaf ears, the people who won’t repent don’t belong in the Body of Christ. The Apostle Paul tells us to flee from unrepentant sinners, not to hang out with and “accept” them.

The Church is a place for repentant sinners to grow stronger in their walk with Christ, and for sinners to find out they need to repent. If they don’t want to repent, they don’t belong. It’s that simple. The New Testament Scriptures repeatedly say that anyone who sins without seeking repentance will not inherit the Kingdom of God. This is not my opinion. It’s in Scripture. In fact, there’s an entire chapter from the New Testament letters of the Apostle Paul that explains what I am saying here, and what we need to be mindful of. Here it is, as translated in the New King James Version of the Bible:

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~*~ 1 Corinthians 6  (NKJV) ~*~ 

Do Not Sue the Brethren: “Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unrighteous, and not before the saints? 2 Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? 3 Do you not know that we shall judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to this life? 4 If then you have judgments concerning things pertaining to this life, do you appoint those who are least esteemed by the church to judge? 5 I say this to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you, not even one, who will be able to judge between his brethren? 6 But brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers!

Now therefore, it is already an utter failure for you that you go to law against one another. Why do you not rather accept wrong? Why do you not rather let yourselves be cheated? 8 No, 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. 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.”

Glorify God in Body and Spirit: “All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. 13 Foods for the stomach and the stomach for foods, but God will destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. 14 And God both raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power.

15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? Certainly not! 16 Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For “the two,” He says, “shall become one flesh.” 17 But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.

Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. 19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

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The scripture that I quoted above basically says that we need to judge one another’s conduct and make sure we are living a life that is pleasing to God. Paul said that it is our job to judge one another! But we must always remember to do so with a spirit of love and forgiveness to temper our judgments. In this way, we can help our brethren to grow in their walk with Christ, and to blossom in their ability to show the power of the Holy Spirit within them. This will be reflected in them as they become more like Christ in word, action and deed. And that means sinning less, and repenting more! 

To add to this, I'd like to share a link to an article I wrote recently about the role of Judgment in the Church. I hope that it will convict and bless you in your walk with Christ. Here it is:

IMPORTANT POEM BLOG ARTICLE: GOD CALLS HIS SAINTS TO JUDGE ONE ANOTHER - Excerpt: The Scriptures teach that the Word of God is useful for instruction, reproof, and correction: “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work” - (2 Timothy 3:16, NKJV). Taking this Scripture into consideration, we cannot instruct, reprove or correct others unless we know how to make righteous judgments...

Pillar of Enoch Ministry Blog: 
GOD CALLS HIS SAINTS TO JUDGE ONE ANOTHER
http://pillarofenoch.blogspot.com/2013/02/god-calls-his-saints-to-judge-one.html

I pray that these articles will bless you and help you to grow in spiritual understanding as we await the Rapture. In the meantime, remember that...

Yahshua is coming SOON! Maranatha!

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

THE THIRD TRUMPET:
Could We Be Further Into The Tribulation
Than Any Of Us Imagined?

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

IMPORTANT 9-11-2013 UPDATE NOTICE: So far, there have been no reports coming out of Russia of people dying from any mysterious illnesses, as far as I know. So it appears that the Chelyabinsk Meteor Strike was another sign resembling the blazing Wormwood Star to come. 

However, this article still has some importance as it shows that many of the Judgments of the Great Tribulation may have already begun to be fulfilled, which in turn suggests that we are already in the Tribulation period, and the Pre-Tribulation Rapture is a false doctrine. It also has links so some of my most important End Time articles showing just how far into the Tribulation we may already be. 

Despite the fact that we are likely well into the seven-year Tribulation period, I believe that there will be a Rapture for the Wise Virgins, and it is tied to the middle of the Tribulation period, but BEFORE the Great Tribulation begins at the Sixth Seal Judgment. I also believe that there may be another Rapture before the Great Tribulation is over that will be for the now wizened Foolish Virgins. Links to my most important articles reflecting my current theories on the Rapture and the End Times appear at the end of this article.


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The Chelyabinsk Meteor - Burning Like A Torch!

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Above is a high resolution photo of the dramatic burst of blinding light that occurred during the Chelyabinsk Meteor Strike on February 14th-15th, 2013, in Russia. For a Bible believer like me who studies Prophecy, this Meteor Strike was not only an incredibly startling event, but a terribly ominous Sign from Yahweh God that Great Judgment is coming - and has already come - upon the Earth. The subject of this article is therefore just how late the Tribulation hour may be, and just how “great” the coming judgment might be. 

Before I continue, you should know that I think that most Prophecy teachers are wrong in teaching a Pre-Tribulation Rapture, which is just what I was doing before I woke up and noticed all the conflicting earthly and heavenly evidence. Furthermore, I think this evidence proves that we are already in the final seven year Tribulation period that is tied to the Prophet Daniel’s Seventieth Week. In fact, this article is about to show you just how late into the Tribulation we may actually be.

To do that, let’s look at some maps marking the approximate detonation point of the Chelyabinsk Meteor Strike over the Ural Mountains. The first one was taken from the NASA Article linked to below. The second one was taken from another web site discussing the meteor strike:

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Note that this meteor exploded over the Ural Mountains, which feed a large network of rivers and streams in Russia. For those who are familiar with the Book of Revelation, this ought to ring a bell. If not, I will shortly point out why it should. But first, let me present you with a link to the NASA article with the first map so you can read the whole article:

NASA Article About The Chelyabinsk Meteor Strike:

Concerning the size and power of the Meteor blast, this article states:
       “New information provided by a worldwide network of sensors has allowed scientists to refine their estimates for the size of the object that entered that atmosphere and disintegrated in the skies over Chelyabinsk, Russia, at 7:20:26 p.m. PST, or 10:20:26 p.m. EST on Feb. 14 (3:20:26 UTC on Feb. 15).
       The estimated size of the object, prior to entering Earth's atmosphere, has been revised upward from 49 feet (15 meters) to 55 feet (17 meters), and its estimated mass has increased from 7,000 to 10,000 tons. Also, the estimate for energy released during the event has increased by 30 kilotons to nearly 500 kilotons of energy released.”
So this 10,000 Ton Meteor entered Earth’s atmosphere and released an estimated 500 Kilotons of energy when it exploded directly over this land area inundated with rivers! Furthermore, there is no doubt that this meteor was blazing like a star when it entered Earth’s atmosphere. In fact, there are reports that the Meteor Blast was 10 times, and even 20 times brighter than the light of our Sun! So, this leads me to ask this question:
“Could this Meteor Strike be the Great Star that falls from Heaven burning like a torch that is called Wormwood, and which is associated with the Third Trumpet Judgment?”
If so, it will eventually pollute a third of the rivers in Russia in some way - probably when the snow covering the ground there melts off this spring. Furthermore, if this is the Third Trumpet Judgment, many people will begin to die after they drink the resulting polluted tap water:
~*~ Revelation 8:10-11 ~*~  Third Trumpet: The Waters Struck - “Then the third angel sounded: And a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water. 11 The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the water, because it was made bitter.”
Ominously, the Chelyabinsk Meteor seems to have been part of a larger phenomenon, as there were Meteor Sightings in Florida and San Francisco shortly after the meteor strike in Russia. I don’t know about you, but I have a feeling that all of these meteor sightings that were seen this February 2013 were a warning from God for the Church to wake up, and I think believers really need to examine all of the misinformation that they may have inadvertently been fed by the majority of Prophecy Teachers. Too many of them appear to be blind to the lateness of the Tribulation Hour, and many of them may have been just as hoodwinked as the majority of the rest of us , though I hope this article will serve to wake up more than one believer to the lateness of the End Times we are in, and to the nearness of Yahshuas soon return in the Rapture.

In my case, I woke up to the fact that the Pre-Tribulation Rapture theory that I had adhered to for so many years didn’t make sense in 2010, when I began to see numerous heavenly and earthly signs that we were already in the Tribulation period. I was also alerted that there might be a problem with the most popular Rapture theory when the highly anticipated Rapture or Catching Away of the Church didn’t occur on the Feast of Trumpets on September 9th and 10th in 2010. But I wasn’t completely sure until 2011, when the rate of earthquakes and natural disasters all over the world stepped up dramatically.

At this point all I can say is, “I hope I’m wrong.” But the facts surrounding this Meteor Strike over Russia seem to fit the description of the Third Trumpet Judgment. I guess we’ll know for certain if news starts leaking out of that part of Russia soon with reports of mass deaths being caused by some horrid toxin - especially if they finally link it to the drinking water supply. (9-13-2013; As already noted this hasn’t happened. But Chelyabinsk was still a clear warning of the Wormwood Star event to come.)

Whatever proves to be the case, I can tell you where we have already seen at least a partial fulfillment of the Sixth Seal Judgment - when the mountains and islands are to be moved out of their places in the midst of a great earthquake that will be felt around the world:
~*~ Revelation 6:11-17 ~*~  Sixth Seal: “I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood.  13 And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind.  14 Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place.  15 And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, 16 and said to the mountains and rocks, ‘Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! 17 For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?’” 
I believe that this Pole Shift already may have started as a result of the massive 8.8 Earthquake in Concepción, Chile on February 27th, 2010. This mega-earthquake not only moved the city of Concepción ten feet to the west, but also moved many other regions of South America out of their places. In addition, it may have moved the Earth’s axis by far more than the reported millionths of a degree, and this may be why the world’s climate patterns seem to have drastically changed since then. What made us miss it is the lack of honest reports about the amount of the pole shift, as well as the lack of reports about the widespread fear and terror this event likely caused in all of South America. For all we know, many members of the elite may have been frightened enough by the Chile quake to seek shelter in their underground bunkers for a few days - just in case that earthquake was followed by another, even bigger one.

Then there was the 9.0 Earthquake off of Japan on March 11th, 2011 that moved that island nation about 9 feet westward out of its place, drowned tens of thousands of people, destroyed many thousands of homes, businesses, boats, ships and cars, and caused several nuclear reactors to sink into the sea. There are even reports that this earthquake also caused a slight pole shift, adding to the amount of shift cause by the Concepción quake a year earlier. Here is some photographic evidence that many ships and smaller boats were destroyed that day, in addition to the thousands of people, buildings and cars that were lost;


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In addition to the loss of so many people, homes, and water and land vehicles, could a third of the sea life around Japan have died from the nuclear waste that those reactors have already leaked into the sea to date? There have been numerous unofficial reports that this is indeed the case. Is it also possible that a third of the boats owned in that part of Japan were also destroyed that day? The photographic evidence suggests that this could have been the case, and that the Japan quake may have at least partially fulfilled the Second Trumpet Judgment. In my opinion, it certainly matches the description of the disaster resulting from the Japan quake - if you view the “something like a great mountain” as the three high towers of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant:
~*~ Revelation 8:8-9 ~*~
Second Trumpet: The Seas Struck - “Then the second angel sounded: And something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea, and a third of the sea became blood. 9 And a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.”
Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Towers, 
before being damaged in the quake
As for the First Trumpet Judgment, could it be that we’ve failed to notice it because it was deliberately under-reported to not raise the alarm? To clue you into why I am suspicious, let me tell you a little story. One summer in the mid to late 1990’s, when I lived in the Pacific Rain Forest area of Canada for a time, I noticed what happened during a severe drought in the area. Though I don’t remember the year, I do remember that it was one of the hottest and driest summers in that part of British Columbia’s recorded history. During that drought, I was an eye witness to the fact that hundreds of trees had died or were dying from the severity of the drought. I found this out when I went out hiking in one of the areas’ forests on a late summer day. As I hiked down some of the well-trodden hiking paths in the woods that I frequented, I was appalled at the irreparable devastation I saw in pockets here and there. By my estimation, at least a quarter of the trees in the area were dead, or in the process of dying, and many shrubs and grassy areas had already met that sad fate.

Now, considering that there have been numerous reports that last summer was the hottest and driest summer on record in the United States, and that many other parts of the world were hit with record heat waves that killed numerous people in 2012 and the two years prior, don’t you think that many trees and shrubs - and huge swatches of grain crops and grasslands in the wilderness areas all over the world - perished over the last few summers as a result? Furthermore, could it be that global Media outlets underplayed it all, and we just weren’t told sufficiently about the devastation it caused to become alarmed? If so, then the First Trumpet Judgment has also already partly come to pass:
~*~ Revelation 8:7 ~*~ 
First Trumpet: Vegetation Struck - “The first angel sounded: And hail and fire followed, mingled with blood, and they were thrown to the earth. And a third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up.”
Incidentally, there have been numerous reports of massive wildfires and record-breaking hail storms over the past several years, with cataclysmic, life-threatening storms that produced hail the size of golf balls, baseballs, and even softballs falling profusely in some areas that have caused injuries, as well as much property damage. Could these be another sign that we have already moved into the middle of the Tribulation period, without being truly aware it? If so, when did it start? And if it did, what should we be doing differently, if anything?

First let me address when I think the Tribulation may have started. My guess is that it could have started around the time of the Full Solar Eclipse over Easter Island on July 11th, 2010, or when the Full Lunar Eclipse or Blood Moon occurred over the celestial sword or club being held in the upraised arm of the messianic constellation Orion the Brilliant on December 21st, 2010. Please CLICK HERE to review a recent POEM Blog article that shows the most significant Signs in the Heavens, and what they may mean using my Tribulation Time Chart. 

At the time I noted them, I thought these eclipses could have been the fulfillment of the Solar and Lunar Eclipses that the Prophet Joel mentioned would happen just before the Great and Terrible Day of the Lord (or the Great Tribulation), and I still do (See Joel 2:31). They also may refer to the Full Solar and Full Lunar Eclipse that may have possibly been foretold in the Book of Revelation. There, it is prophesied that the Sun and Moon will be darkened AFTER a massive, pole shifting earthquake:

~*~Revelation 6:12 ~*~
“I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood.”

Although the Sun and Moon can be darkened by heavy particulates in the atmosphere of our planet from massive fires, volcanic eruptions or massive explosions from Meteor or Asteroid strikes, this can also be caused by eclipses. It is even possible that God was referring to both the darkening of the sky by cataclysms as well as eclipses when He had His prophets write down His words. Incidentally, did you know that the December 21st, 2010 Lunar Eclipse was accompanied by unprecedented amounts of deep seismic Earth tremors for two days before and after? It was as if Yahweh God were shaking the entire planet in an effort to wake them out of their fallen, sin-induced slumber!

One reason why I think these two full eclipses were majorly significant is because the tiny South Pacific island of Rapa Nui, which is known as Easter Island, was discovered on Easter Sunday, April 5th, 1722, and Nissan 1 - the start of the Jewish Sacred Year - fell on April 5th in 2011 - the year following these two eclipses. Incidentally, I think the Moai Statues found all over Easter Island were the product of the Sethites prior to the Flood, or could be the product of Noah’s lesser known descendents, some of whom may have settled in the Americas after the Flood. There is also written and archeological evidence that both the Pre-Flood Sethites, and Noah’s descendents through Shem were familiar with the spiritual science of Sacred Astronomy and the Gospel in the Stars. I discuss this fact in my book “The Language of God in History.”

Another reason why I think these eclipses were significant is the fact the December 21st, 2010 Blood Moon was the first of three Full Blood Moons that occurred 6 months apart, and formed a kind of celestial frame around the year 2011. In fact, another Triple Blood Moon set just like this will occur surrounding the year 2018, and these two Triple Blood Moon occurrences are exactly seven years apart!

If the after affects of the Japan Earthquake didn’t wake us up, maybe we should have clued in that the Earth’s waters were in peril during the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast from April through September of 2010. And maybe it should have become even more apparent with all of the subsequent reports of the many massive fish and bird die-offs, and blood red lakes and rivers that began occurring all over the world in 2011 and 2012.

Can anyone see the causation here? After all, huge amounts of fish have died all over the world, and many kinds of birds that often eat small fish or water-loving insects are also dying, as well as many types of birds and animals that are bitten by the mosquitoes that reproduce in water. There are also many illnesses such as Encephalitis and West Nile Virus that are borne by mosquitoes, fleas and mites that are plaguing humanity and animals right now, and these tiny creatures have been linked to some of the recent mass animal deaths. In fact, birds also eat these disease carrying insects, which may have lead to some of the mass bird deaths that have been reported.

Below is a complete list of all the bird, fish and animal die offs that have occurred since 2009. When looking it over, please note how dramatically these mass deaths increased in 2010, and have stayed high in the intervening years up to the present:

Complete List of Birds, Fish, and Animals
Dying Off from 2009 to 2013:

In summary, the evidence seems to be pointing to the fact that the seven year Tribulation has already begun as of 2010 or 2011. If true, this means that we are swiftly approaching the middle of the tribulation period, when I believe the First Rapture will occur. Immediately after that, I believe the world will see the rise of the Antichrist and the Mark of the Beast connected to commerce, and the appearance of the Two Witnesses in Jerusalem after it is annexed as international property by the New World Order so it can be trodden on by the Gentiles for forty-two months (or 3 and a half years - the same length as the ministry of the Two Witnesses and the reign of the Antichrist). 

At that time, I believe that the world will also see the appearance of the 144,000 Witnesses of Revelation Chapter 7 on the world scene. I explain these events in light of  the First and Second Rapture in the second revised article linked to below. It is entitled “Come Up Here, And Come Away!”, and I highly recommend reading it to gain a better understanding of the Rapture, as well as the timing of this momentous event at the onset, and near to the close of the three and a half year Great Tribulation.

Besides that revised article, which is published at my main ministry web site, I’ve posted links and descriptions to several more of my previous POEM Blog Articles that will hopefully give you a better feel for what I believe is happening prophetically right now, what believers need to be doing to prepare for the First Rapture, and when we can expect the First and Second Rapture. If you want to be ready for the First Rapture, please read all of these articles, especially the two that discuss biblical repentance:

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POEM Blog Article:
Have The Four Horsemen Already Been Released?
Published on 9-11-2011, this article I wrote about the possible meaning of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in connection to the Sacred Geometry of the Earth and Sacred Astronomy is still relevant today - at least for those who can understand it! If you cannot, but you want to, fervently ask God to open your eyes so you can see, and He will show you! God bless you, and Maranatha!

Have The Four Horsemen Already Been Released?

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POEM Article REVISION: Come Up Here and Come Away -
Clues Concerning Two Rapture Events In Scripture:
Article Excerpt: Since the Song of Solomon can be seen as an allegorical story about Christ’s love for His Bride the True Church, it is as if Yahshua were the King asking His Bride to join Him in Heaven, where He currently resides with His Father, not once, but two different times. This passage therefore contains a double allusion to the Rapture or catching up of the Church to Yahshua’s Father’s House in Heaven, where Yahshua said that there are many mansions built to house His saints. In addition, it suggests that there may be two separate Rapture events associated with these two harvest seasons, with one toward the beginning of the three and a half year Great Tribulation, and one near to its end.

Come Up Here and Come Away -
Clues Concerning Two Rapture Events In Scripture:

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First Repentance Article from the Pillar of Enoch Ministry Blog:
Yahshua Is Calling His Church To Repent Before His Return!
Article Excerpt: This one hour sermon is worth listening to more than once! It really drives home the point that our Messiah Yahshua expects His Bride to be faithful to Him in thought, word and deed, and to be worthy of the beautiful white raiment of light that He has prepared for His beloved. Yahshua does not want a wife full of bitterness, hatred and contempt for others, but a willing servant who loves and forgives His brethren, and calls on God to change the hearts of the lost that hurt and spitefully use her, and asks God to have compassion on those who do so in ignorance.

Pillar of Enoch Ministry Blog:
Yahshua Is Calling His Church To Repent Before His Return!

Here is another POEM Blog post calling for repentance and forgiveness that I published on Resurrection Sunday in 2012:

Second Repentance Article:
Pillar of Enoch Ministry Blog: Repent and Prepare for the Rapture!
Article Excerpt: One of the biggest problems that can keep us from being ready for the Rapture is any sort of hatred, bitterness, or lack of forgiveness. None of these negative emotions are acceptable to God in a believer, and these evil sentiments will NOT be tolerated or allowed in Heaven! Pray that the Holy Spirit would fill you with wisdom on how to rid yourself of these faults, and that God would fully prepare you for everlasting life in His Kingdom before the Rapture so that you are NOT LEFT BEHIND!

Pillar of Enoch Ministry Blog: Repent and Prepare for the Rapture!

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NEW POEM Blog Article: The Great Comet of 1680 and
Great Meteor Procession of 1913: Their Current Prophetic Significance - 
Article Excerpt: Could the near-miss Asteroid that will pass Earth on February 15th, 2013, Comet PanSTARRS (C/2011 L4) that will be visible in March 2013, and Comet ISON (C/2012 S1) that will be very bright and visible from November 2013 through January 2014 be associated with another, far more destructive meteor shower and world war known in the Bible’s Book of Ezekiel as the Battle of Gog and Magog? If so, I equate this war with the war outlined in Psalm 108, in which the USA or Ephraim, and Israel or Judah will be attacked by outside enemies, will counterattack, and will win a decisive victory against their foes after suffering some possibly serious casualties.

POEM Blog: The Great Comet of 1680 and Great Meteor
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Important Poem Blog Article:
UNDERSTANDING THE TWO BEASTS OF REVELATION 13 -
Article Excerpt: As explained in earlier Blog articles, the United States and United Kingdom can be directly connected with the Patriarch Joseph’s sons Ephraim and Manasseh, who are signified by the two horns of the constellation Taurus the Bull. Likewise, the body of the heavenly bull may represent the European Union. In addition, this raging, red-eyed bull that signifies the secret union of the three aforementioned superpowers has an undeniable connection with the Tribulation period, so it is a fair guess that Yahshua the Messiah will crush the global schemes of these nations and groups of nations at His Second Coming!

UNDERSTANDING THE TWO BEASTS OF REVELATION 13:

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I pray that these articles will bless you and help you to grow in spiritual understanding as we await the Rapture. In the meantime, remember that...

Yahshua is coming SOON! Maranatha!

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

GOD CALLS HIS SAINTS TO JUDGE ONE ANOTHER

By Helena Lehman of the
Pillar of Enoch Ministry (POEM)

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There is much confusion in the Church today over the concept of judgment. This is because believers are not being taught that there is a major difference between human judgment, which focuses on outward appearances and behavior, and God’s righteous judgment, which weighs a person’s inner qualities and spiritual gifts against the Word of God. To do so, God’s Word constantly admonishes us to act with love, compassion, generosity, kindness and self-control when we seek to uphold biblical standards of morality. 

These positive inner traits are gifts of the Holy Spirit, and should be sought after and cultivated by all believers so that they will be a better reflection of the holy God of Love that they serve. As it says in Galatians 5:22-24: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.”

As believers, we are called to a far higher standard than the world. As such, we are not to be ruled by the world’s lusts, passions and desires. Instead, we are called to figuratively crucify our fleshly desires at the foot of Christ’s Cross so that we can allow the Holy Spirit of Christ to live within us. This spiritual transformation that comes with belief in, and complete surrender to Christ as Lord is what caused the Apostle Paul to write: “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me” (Galatians 2:20).

As reflections of the Light of Christ in the world, believers have to balance what Yahshua said with what He did. For example, when Yahshua Ha Mashiach, our Bridegroom and King of kings said: “Judge not, and you shall not be judged” in Luke 6:37, He meant that we should never judge others by human standards, such as a person’s outward appearance, clothing, wealth, ancestry, or manner of speech. We are, rather, to judge others the way Yahshua did. He judged human behavior by God’s standards, which calls us to do the following:
1) Honor Yahshua’s sacrifice by repenting of and fleeing from sin, and asking God for forgiveness even as we learn to forgive others (Mark 11:25; Luke 24:46-48);
2) Learn not to love the world or the things in the world, but to focus on the Kingdom of God rather than the kingdoms of men (Matthew 9:35; Matthew 24:14; 1 John 2:15-16);

3) Give what we own in excess of our needs away to our brethren in the Body of Christ - which is NOT the Church building, but the people in it - so that we can become spiritually rich, and take up Christ’s Cross and follow Him (Matthew 19:21-30; Mark 10:21);
4) Love one another and show kindness and compassion to our neighbors - especially our brethren in Christ - by teaching them how to understand and do God’s Will. Furthermore, we are to extend the same kindness to our enemies and preach the Gospel to them in love (Matthew 7:20-23; Luke 6:27-28; John 13:34-35; Galatians 5:22-23); and last, but by no means least:
5) Love Yahweh God with our whole hearts and souls. What loving God this way calls us to do is to keep our minds and bodies free from desecration from carnal excesses such as gluttony, inebriation, sexual sin, the love of pleasure, and other forms of immorality (Matthew 22:36-38; Romans 8:6-8; 1 Corinthians 6:18-20; 1 John 2:15-16).
In order to evaluate and judge ourselves by the preceding list of five standards for godly behavior, we need to know how to understand and apply the Word of God, which is listed in the Scriptures that are linked to after each standard. So Yahshua told His audience to avoid judging others because they were still spiritually blind, and they needed to know how to understand and apply God’s Word before they would be ready to judge others by God’s standards. This was made clear in the following passage:   
~*~ Luke 6:39-42 ~*~ 
And He spoke a parable to them: “Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into the ditch? 40 A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher. 41 And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the plank in your own eye? 42 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me remove the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the plank that is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck that is in your brother’s eye.
In Luke 6:39-42, Yahshua laid the groundwork for teaching his disciples how to judge everything by God’s standards. That is why He said that we would be ready to remove the speck of sin from our brother’s eye once we had removed the plank of sins from our own. He also told us how to remove the plank of sin in our eyes by using the things that Yahshua “says, or His Word, to judge ourselves! Yahshua clearly says this in the same Chapter of the Gospel of Luke:
~*~ Luke 6:46-49 ~*~ 
“But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say? 47 Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: 48 He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock. 49 But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great.”
To reinforce this teaching, Yahshua also said: “If a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath, so that the Law of Moses should not be broken, are you angry with Me because I made a man completely well on the Sabbath? 24 Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment” (John 7:23-24). In this way, Yahshua was scolding the Pharisees for judging His works without viewing them as acts of compassion in keeping with God’s loving-kindness to His people. As such, healing others is a thoroughly acceptable work to do on the Sabbath!

As believers, we are constantly called to judge ourselves and our loved ones by God’s standards. How can a mother discipline her children if she is not allowed to judge them by the Word of God? How can a pastor alter the bad behavior of any member of his congregation seeking help without judging him or her by the Word of God, and pointing out where their deficiencies lie using the same scriptures? How can any believer live life without judging the caliber of his friends and family by the Word of God? In short, it would be impossible to live a righteous life if we did NOT judge ourselves and others by God’s standards on a daily basis! Yahshua confirmed that we must judge our brethren when they sin in the following Scripture:
~*~ Matthew 18:15-17 ~*~
 “Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother. 16 But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.’ 17 And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector.
According to our Messiah's own words, we are to treat unrepentant sinners within the Church like we would wicked outsiders. We should keep apart from them and pray that they would repent and return to the fold. This is also likely why the Apostle Paul called believers to judge the behavior of fellow believers and stay away from those who are still engaging in sin:
~*~ 1 Corinthians 5:9-13 ~*~
“I wrote to you in my epistle not to keep company with sexually immoral people. 10 Yet I certainly did not mean with the sexually immoral people of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world. 11 But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner—not even to eat with such a person. 12 For what have I to do with judging those also who are outside? Do you not judge those who are inside? 13 But those who are outside God judges. Therefore “put away from yourselves the evil person.”
This Scripture is clearly calling believers to judge one another's behavior as regards how well each of us is following God's Moral Law. Indeed, this is why Paul also taught that the Word of God is useful for instruction, reproof, and correction:
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” ~ 2 Timothy 3:16-17 
Taking the two preceding Scriptures into consideration, we should not allow adulterers, fornicators, liars, pedophiles, homosexuals and other immoral people who call themselves believers to fellowship with other believers until they repent and stop sinning. It also stands to follow that we cannot do this unless we judge believers by God's standards! In short, we cannot instruct, reprove or correct anyone unless we know how to make righteous judgments based on a balance between God’s Laws and God’s compassion and mercy, which is an extension of His Grace (i.e. God’s unmerited favor), when dealing with others.

Besides Luke 6:37, where it says: “Judge not, and you shall not be judged, another Scripture that is often quoted out of context is John 12:47, which says: “And if anyone hears My words and does not believe, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world.” If read out of context, this statement sounds like an admonition that we should not judge anyone for any reason since Yahshua didn’t come to judge the world. That is, until we read the next verse, which says:  “He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him—the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day” (John 12:48). In other words, God judges us by how well we follow Yahshua - Who is the Word of God - and how well we listen to and apply His spoken Word as recorded in the Bible! Therefore, this is also how we should judge one another!

We find further support for this in 1 Corinthians 6:1-3, where the Apostle Paul taught that, once we are familiar with God’s Word and know how to rightly apply it to our lives, we should consider ourselves ready to judge others by the same standards:
“Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unrighteous, and not before the saints? 2 Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? 3 Do you not know that we shall judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to this life!” ~ 1 Corinthians 6:1-3
Paul asked the questions, and made the statement above because the believers of his day were using the Pagan court system, rather than their own leaders, to judge cases involving fellow believers. For this reason, Paul chastised them, and explained that they were fully equipped by the Word of God to judge their own cases. In this way, they did not have to resort to such inadequate outside courts to find justice, and to reach solutions to difficult problems between believers.

When taken together, all of these Scriptures that discuss the idea of judgment within the Church make it clear that our Father God Yahweh does call all of His children to judge and instruct one another in righteousness. We are to do so using His Word in the Bible, coupled with His Grace and the Holy Spirit’s gifts to each member of Christ’s Body. Together, these form the ideal legal and spiritual standard in which to judge the works of the Church as a whole, as well as the deeds of every believer within it. 

These biblical principles, built on the foundation of the Ten Commandments, originally inspired the system of courts and laws that were established in England and the United States, though the guiding principles of biblical morality are no longer being adhered to in this country, or any other. That is why America and the entire world are swiftly becoming ripe for God’s Judgment. As a result, they are bringing judgment down upon our nation, and upon all those who ignore God’s standards of right and wrong, and lack godly discernment.

A sad example of this includes the legalization of abortion on demand at any time, for any reason, which violates the Sixth Commandment: “You shall not murder”. Likewise, the acceptance of homosexual “marriage” violates the Fifth Commandment to “Honor your father and your mother”. These are two glaring instances where our government, and our courts have failed to live up to the standards set forth in the Bible, which defines all true morality. 

Another example of the failure of believers to apply God’s standards of judgment applies to the spread of Churches with pastors that teach a False Gospel, which is either incomplete because it ignores the need for repentance of sin and holiness, or grossly incorrect because it teaches doctrines of demons such as “Once saved, always saved”, Positive Thinking, Chrislam, Social Justice, Ecumenism, Gay Pride, and other lies from the pit of Hell.

For those churches and pastors that can clearly be determined to be False Teachers by their lack of following God’s Word, it is NOT gossip to tell others about this! Maliciously telling others about someone’s private life is gossip, while their public lives are open to everybody’s scrutiny in the way that it compares to the Word of God.

It is never wrong to talk about the public policies of leaders within the Church with other believers! We need to do so in order to instruct fellow believers when we see doctrinal problems, or to be instructed by those within our circle of brethren that see and want to warn others of doctrinal problems.

I pray that this article will bless you and help you to grow in spiritual understanding as we await the Rapture. In the meantime, remember that...

Yahshua is coming SOON! Maranatha!

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