Saturday, March 28, 2015

THE CONNECTION OF ISIS WITH THE FIFTH SEAL CRY OF THE MARTYRS

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The Radical Islamic Group called ISIS (or ISIL) - which wishes to establish a new Islamic Caliphate in the Middle East and destroy Israel - has already murdered thousands of Christians and so called "Moderate" Muslims in cold blood. They have done so without much opposition in Syria and Iraq, and they are continuing their slaughter even now with the deaths of 21 Coptic Christians by beheading, and the burning and beheading of untold others that are not being widely reported or publicized. Meanwhile, as the Western powers that be continue to exacerbate the troubles that believers in the Middle East experience daily, many believers that live with far less persecution aka tribulation for their faith still can't see how this might be a fulfillment of Revelation, Chapter 6, verses 9 through 11, when the Fifth Seal is opened by the Lamb of God:
~*~ Revelation 6:9-11 ~ Fifth Seal: The Cry of the Martyrs ~*~ 
“When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. 10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” 11 Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed.”
Fascinatingly, these verses about the martyrs crying out for justice during the Tribulation number from 9 through 11, evoking a number that recalls one of the most wicked and destructive Radical Islamic attacks ever perpetrated in modern times, when thousands - many of whom were Christians and Jews - died a horrific death as God's Judgment of America began to escalate, and He withdrew His protection and providence.

The Twin Towers of New York City's Trade Center were destroyed when two passenger jet planes crashed into the towers moments apart on the morning of September 11th (or 9-11!), 2001. Though this terrorist attack was not seen in its proper light as a sign of God's Judgment, which is actually a withdrawal of His protection so that calamity may befall unrepentant sinners, that is exactly what it was, and God's abandonment left America wide open for such enemy attacks.

Why haven't many Christian or Messianic religious leaders or followers spoken up about this number connection between the events of 9-11, and these verses 9 through 11 about the MARTYRS in Revelation Chapter 6? How could they fail to notice it? How can they still be so asleep? My bet is that many are still unwilling to let go of the outdated notion of a Pre-Tribulation Rapture in favor of the Pre-Wrath view because they don't want to admit that they were wrong, and that's just utterly sad.

The Bible gives overwhelming evidence that the Wrath of God is poured out at the opening of the Sixth Seal, and that - since the Bride of Christ and the Wise Virgins are not appointed to suffer God's Wrath, but are also not promised deliverance from tribulation - they should be on the Earth until the Sixth Seal is opened. This means that believers live through the first part of the Tribulation, when the first five Seals are opened. In light of this, the shedding of the blood of many martyrs is the LAST SIGN described at the opening of the Fifth Seal, which is before the Sixth Seal that brings on the Wrath of God, the coming Pole Shift, and the Rapture!

In view of the Signs in the Heavens coupled with the many Scriptures that I discussed in my "Come Up Here!" article about the possibility of Two Raptures - one at Mid-Tribulation (or Pre-Wrath) and one toward the end when the Two Witnesses are raised up - I had the brains, humility and guts to admit that I was wrong about my Pre-Tribulation Rapture views - even though I lost many followers. The detailed article that I wrote in support of my Two Rapture theory is online at my Pillar of Enoch Ministry web site and can be accessed by clicking on the Title text link in this paragraph, and at the end of this article.

The many other Church leaders teaching the Pre-Tribulation view ought to repent and admit that there are other views - such as the Mid Tribulation or Pre-Wrath views - that fit the Scriptures about the Harpazo or Rapture just as well or better than the Pre-Tribulation view. But some of them are either too proud, too convinced or too greedy to admit their mistakes, or even to see their mistakes. May Yahweh God have mercy on them, because Yahshua is coming for His Bride at the opening of the Sixth Seal, regardless of what the other teachers are teaching, and regardless of whether or not believers are prepared to face the hardships that they should be expecting, and are already experiencing! Sadly, many are bewildered, and are not prepared to suffer deprivation and persecution due to poor leadership.

The coming Wrath of God will be poured out at the opening of the Sixth Seal because of all the martyr's blood that the world has allowed - and is now allowing - to be shed while they engage in fruitless negotiations with those whose hate and contempt of Liberty, Freedom, America and Israel - and all things Jewish and Christian - cannot be negotiated with!

There are numerous reasons why we should believe that we are already experiencing the affects of the First Five Seal judgments. When studied carefully, the Five Seals have to do with the results of unsaved mankind's inhumanity to man, and we are certainly witnessing a huge increase in murder, abortion, violence, unholiness, uncleanness, unkindness, unrest, hatred, sexual immorality, and unchecked carelessness, lust and greed in today's world.

Rather than God's Wrath, the overall wickedness of the world, and the demonic, murderous intent and destructive tendencies of each unsaved person toward others are the source of these Seal Judgments. In keeping with God's Word, and contrary to popular belief, there is no promise in Scripture that says believers will not experience tribulation. Rather, there are promises that we will not suffer God's Wrath, but we need to learn to patiently bear tribulation with perseverance until He sends Yahshua to rescue us from His Wrath. The following Scriptures suggest that all of this is true:
~*~ Romans 2:5-9 ~ Disobedient Self-Seekers To Suffer God's Wrath ~*~ “But in accordance with your hardness and your impenitent heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God, 6 who “will render to each one according to his deeds” 7 eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek for glory, honor, and immortality; 8 but to those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness—indignation and wrath, 9 tribulation and anguish, on every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek...”
~*~ Romans 5:1-4 ~ Suffer Tribulation With Perseverance ~*~“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (ie Adonai Yahshua Ha Mashiach), 2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; 4 and perseverance, character; and character, hope.” 
~*~ Romans 5:8-10 ~ Christ Saves Us From God's Wrath ~*~ “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. 10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.”
~*~ 1 Thessalonians 5:9-11 ~ Believer's NOT Subject to God's Wrath ~*~ “But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. 9 For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ (ie Adonai Yahshua Ha Mashiach), 10 who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him. 11 Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.”
~*~ Revelation 6:12-17 ~ Sixth Seal: Wrath of God Poured Out ~*~ “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?”
Since Romans 2:8 and 5:9, and 1 Thessalonians 2:9 make it clear that we are not to suffer God's Wrath, and the last Scripture quote makes it clear that God's Wrath begins to be poured out at the Sixth Seal Judgment, believers need to face the fact that they will - and most certainly already have been - experiencing the tribulation judgments attached to the first Five Seals. 

For evidence of this, the Christians being martyred, and the increasing persecution of Christians and Jews - who are now being singled out as dangerous radicals all over the world - are clear signs that the Fifth Seal has been opened. In addition, it is clear that this Seal judgment has nothing to do with God's Wrath, but consists of mankind's inhumanity to man, and the desire of Satan and his demons to exterminate those who love God because they hate the wicked world that Satan has created on Earth.

As a part Assyrian, Messianic Christian, my heart really goes out to all persecuted believers, especially my distant relatives still living in Iran and Iraq. Although we are now experiencing some persecution in the West also, it is still nothing in comparison to what believers in the Middle East, India, Asia, and Africa have had to endure in the past, and still have to suffer. Many believers living in regions where there is a great deal of religious intolerance have been hatefully treated, relentlessly persecuted, and often brutally killed by religious radicals with a demonically-inspired mindset full of unchecked rage and hate, as these images show:

Coptic Christians Before Beheading By ISIS in Libya
Taken from the Article "Stop Playing Games With The Gospel" at
https://timeredemption.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/stop-playing-games-with-the-gospel/
Coptic Martyr's Blood Staining The Sea After Beheading
Due to this gruesome reality, I ask that you please pray with me for the safety, courage, and provision of our persecuted brethren all over the world, especially in Northern Africa and the Middle East, where the persecution is at its worst. Also pray for the courage and grace to face persecution and martyrdom for your faith with spiritual dignity and power if it is required of you, and remember to thank Yahshua for promising to return and bring this period of intense persecution associated with Radical Islamists and other religious zealots to a complete end in the very near future.

Recently, there have been Signs in the Heavens and on the Earth that are also connected to the Fifth Seal Cry of the Martyrs also. Here is a link to my ministry blog article that explores these signs, which I wrote two years ago:
THE CRY OF THE MARTYRS SEEN 
IN THE STAR GOSPEL SURROUNDING 
THE NEW NOVA IN CAPRICORN

As we await the Rapture and pray for the protection and deliverance of our persecuted brethren, it's good to remember that Isaiah 27 contains a promise that Yahshua will come again soon and save a remnant of the Assyrian Christians, the Coptic Christians (of Egypt) and other Christians in the Middle East that are being persecuted from destruction:

~*~ Isaiah 27:12-13 (NKJV) ~*~
“And it shall come to pass in that day
That the Lord will thresh,
From the channel of the River to the Brook of Egypt;
And you will be gathered one by one,
O you children of Israel.
So it shall be in that day:
The great trumpet will be blown;
They will come, who are about to perish in the land of Assyria,
And they who are outcasts in the land of Egypt,
And shall worship the Lord in the holy mount at Jerusalem.”

This Scripture is a promise that the persecution of the believers in and from Assyria and Egypt that we are now witnessing and praying about with great compassion and sorrow is a sure sign that the GREAT TRUMP OF THE COMING OF YAHSHUA to save His own from complete destruction is very, very near. It is also clear that the great Trump of God will be blown just before, or just as the Sixth Seal is opened because that is when the Wrath of God is going to be poured out on the wicked hiding in their doomsday bunkers all over the world.

But among those left behind, I also believe that many new believers, as well as formerly apostate and newly repentant believers will rise up at this time, and be sheltered by God until the resurrection of the Two Witnesses, at which time they will be taken to Heaven in a Second Rapture at the sounding of the Seventh and Last Trumpet of the Great Tribulation. At that time, the mystery spoken of in Revelation, Chapter 10 will be fulfilled! Please read my "Come Up Here" Article linked to in this paragraph and at the conclusion of this article for more on my Second Rapture hypothesis.
Revelation 10:7 ~ “but in the days of the sounding of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, the mystery of God would be finished, as He declared to His servants the prophets.”
This mystery of God is the Wedding of the Lamb in Heaven that will take place after the Second Rapture. At that time, Yahshua will marry His Bride, the Church and unite all Messianic Jews and Christians who love Yahshua together as the One New Man that the Apostle Paul spoke about in Ephesians, Chapter 2.

Before closing this article, I also want to point out that the allusion to Jerusalem in the above referenced prophecy in Isaiah 27 is most likely referring to the New Jerusalem in Heaven, where all the saints will be gathered for the Wedding of the Lamb. Hallelu-Yah for that! I'm looking forward to that day with great anticipation, as are countless millions of believers all over the world. One day soon, we will be caught up to heaven in the Rapture and gathered together to celebrate our salvation in the presence of our beloved King and Bridegroom Yahshua, and what a glorious moment that will be!
MARANATHA! 
YAHSHUA IS COMING AGAIN VERY SOON! 
ARE YOU READY?

Important Articles For Further Study:

THE TRIBULATION BEFORE THE RAPTURE SPOKEN 
OF IN LUKE 21 AND MATTHEW 24 HAS COME!
http://pillarofenoch.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-tribulation-before-rapture-in-luke-21-has-come.html

“Come Up Here and Come Away! -
Clues to the Timing of the Raptures” 

The Several Rapture Events 
Described in the Book of Revelation
http://pillarofenoch.blogspot.com/2015/10/the-several-rapture-events-described-in.html

Your Sister In Yahshua,
Author, Scholar and Artist
Helena Lehman of the
Pillar of Enoch Ministry

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

What's Your Whale, And How Are You Using It To Serve God?

This is the reprint of an article, minus one illustration, that was originally posted with two images to my non-profit ministry blog on May 23rd, 2014. Please read the article, and then read the commentary underneath it explaining why I deleted the original article and am reprinting it here to see the ironic twist behind my actions.

Mar 24, 2015

ORIGINAL SHORT ARTICLE:
What's Your Whale, And How Are You Using It To Serve God?

I feel like Jonah sometimes...

But sometimes, if it leads you to do God's will, being swallowed by a whale can be a good thing!

Do you want to know why? Take my life as an example, because - even though God put me on this Earth to minister to others with my love and devotion to Him - all I want to do most of the time is run away and hide because so many people are ugly inside.

In the past, before I left home, I would hide in my bedroom (my allegorical "whale!") and draw and paint and write poetry all day and night for weeks at times - until I felt a renewed need for human companionship. Then I would grudgingly leave that whale-like sanctuary to face the world's ugliness again, hoping to find some rays of sunshine, warmth and love out there somewhere - although, sadly, I rarely did.

Before the Internet, I drew pictures and wrote poems, articles and books to escape, but had no one really to share them with. But now with the Internet, I find such joy and peace (even though, it too can sometimes be marred by ugliness) in ministering to others online to escape this Hell I live in, and - ironically - I am accomplishing God's will for my life through my escapism!

So don't tell me God doesn't have a sense of humor! :-D

Now tell me, what's your whale, and how are you using it to serve God?

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

NOW, PLEASE CONTINUE READING 
BELOW FOR THE MORAL OF THIS STORY...

The single illustration now being used in this article is not my own. I found it doing a Google search and - as far as I know - it is a photo of a generic paint by number painting, and I have no idea if a commercial artist painted it, or if it is copyrighted or not. So if it is and you are the artist, please write and let me know, and I will immediately remove it and replace it with one of my own drawings, as I am an artist too, and can do some great artwork if I apply myself to it.

Now, the reason why I felt that the original article had to be deleted and re-published was due to the use of another illustration not shown here, which I had to remove. The commercial artist Giovaninna Colalillo discovered that I had used this image, and objected to my unauthorized use if it. It depicted her lovely "Jonah and the Whale" artwork, which I did not know was hers, having been copied from a Google web search for images just like the other one still in this article.

Objecting to my use of her work, that image had to be deleted from my blog. After this said artist contacted me the first time for using her art image several months ago, I wrote her back apologizing for not giving her credit, and telling her that I did not know it was hers, and had since then put her name and a link to her web site under the image into my non-profit ministry blog post. I also asked if this would serve to appease her ire, or if she still wanted me to remove the image.

Months later, on April 29th, 2015, I received a threatening e-mail from the artist telling me that she was going to bill me for the use of her copyrighted artwork and I had no right to use it without paying for use. Rather surprised at this, I immediately deleted the image from the short blog article post it had been attached to and wrote the artist that I had done so.

I also shortly after decided to delete the whole post, re-publishing it with an account of this incident because it can serve as an illustration of what I was writing about in the short article in the first place! Here are two direct quotes from the original article above that helps to illustrate why I withdrew from society:

"Even though God put me on this Earth to minister to others with my love and devotion to Him - all I want to do most of the time is run away and hide because so many people are ugly inside." and

"with the Internet, I find such joy and peace (even though, it too can sometimes be marred by ugliness) in ministering to others online to escape this Hell I live in..."

You see, even though I found some solace from loneliness sharing my ideas online, I have also received much ugliness in return for my acts of love. This has played out in the once constant barrage of hateful comments left under my posts at Facebook and on many outside Religious discussion forums that I have since been banned from. Those hateful comments often had nothing to do with any artwork but my own, and were really direct attacks on what I had written. The once steady stream of hate mail flooding my e-mail box on a nearly daily basis at one time was also generated by haters reacting to my ministry articles.

Thankfully, this barrage of hatefulness is not happening as much these days because I withdrew from thew world again in 2013. In that year, I began to post my work only on Facebook, my ministry blog, and on my own Pillar of Enoch Ministry web site. So now I only have to deal with the majority of my detractors on Facebook, where they can easily be blocked.

But, although this phenomenon of getting attacked when trying to do good has died down, this particular incident makes my original article's point all that much more ironic because another artist misinterpreted what was only intended to bless others without hope of profit.

I thought that this was especially ironic because it centered around a rather flamboyant, colorful and child-like depiction of a whale in the act of swallowing Jonah, a man who disobeyed God and hated the Ninevites so much he didn't want to bless them or share the truth with them.

For a while I felt a lot like Jonah. I hated everyone and didn't care whether they perished or not. Thank God that - with Yahshua and the Holy Spirit's help and guidance - my attitude finally changed. Whether it's for the better of not, you decide.

Love and Blessings,
Helena


Thursday, March 19, 2015

THERE IS NO EXCUSE TO NOT BE READY FOR THE RAPTURE!

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Look at this detailed graphic of the Gospel in the Stars that can be found surrounding this Solar Eclipse on March 20th, 2015, and what do you see? You see my handiwork, to be sure. But you should also see the Hand of our Almighty Father God crying out to His beloved children to wake up and claim their true destiny in Christ, for this Solar Eclipse or Sackcloth Sun is in the Sign of Pisces representing the Two Houses of Israel, which are Jewish Judah and Gentile Ephraim! Also note that the Ephraimite Fish that the Solar Eclipse will occur over is riding on the back of Pegasus, which is a symbol for Yahshua's White Horse, and a sign of His desire to rescue His saints from God's coming Wrath!

But the startling fact is that few are ready for the Rapture, and Christ knew that this would be the state of affairs when He said: “narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” (Matthew 7:14). He also publicly implied that there would be few left who would be praying for God's mercy and protection while looking for Christ's return when He said: “when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?” (See Luke 18:8).

So it should be no surprise that, just as Christ warned, most have rejected the truth that God has hidden in the very fabric of the world, and in the Starry Universe that He created. All of Yahshua's many parables, and the constellations in our night sky are filled with imagery from everyday life revealing the truths of God to people. But many have been blinded to them by their denial of the truth that God exists. In addition, most of the Prophecies in the Bible are filled with Celestial imagery tied to the constellations that form the Gospel in the Stars, and show mankind how to decipher the meaning of Christ's Parables and God's Prophecies.

My entire ministry has centered around revealing the Christ-centered meaning of the Signs in the Heavens, Yahshua's Parables, the Jewish Feasts, and Israelite religious implements, temples and rituals. For 12 years, I have been trying to help the world to see and hear God as He truly is through what He has made. But sadly, though a few have shown a real love and understanding of the truths that I have shared, most are too demonically blinded and deafened to my words and the Word of God to truly hear, repent and change.  This echoes the words of Paul in Romans 1:18 through 32:
      “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.
       Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
       For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.
      And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.” 
Despite the terrible increase in wickedness around the world that has become evident since His commandments have been ignored, God is still trying to reach the lost by trying to touch their hearts with the truth. But more often now, and though it seems to be doing little good, God has made His displeasure known via the huge increase in violent weather and dangerous Earth changes that have been steadily escalating over the past few years. But at the same time, God is calling His true children to be witnesses for Christ by spreading the Gospel. To aid them in this task, God is also giving them hope through the miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit, and through all the Signs in the Heavens.

When looking at the heavens especially, it is notable that ALL the ECLIPSE Signs in the Heavens in this current Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014 and 2015 - including the Solar Eclipse this Friday - are either in the Sign of Pisces, signifying the Two Houses of Israel, or in Virgo, signifying the Virgin Jewish Mother of Christ and the Gentile Bride of Christ. They are therefore speaking directly to the Jews and the Church, and are meant to offer guidance and comfort to them, while at the same time warning the wicked in the world of impending judgment.

Graphic: Significant Heavenly Signs from 2013 Through 2016
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The above graphic shows the Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014 and 2015 with a mention of their Zodiac locations. As can be seen by my notations on the graphic, both Passover Lunar Eclipses are in the Sign of Virgo, while the Sukkot Lunar Eclipses and the Sackcloth Sun of March 20th, 2015 are in the Sign of Pisces, and both of these signs are tied to God's beloved saints in Judah and Ephraim. So there is no excuse to not be ready for the Rapture, because the very stars and stones of creation have been crying out with a silent voice of truth since the dawn of time, and for ALL mankind to see - especially in these last days!

To Find Out More About God's Messages of Hope 
To His Saints in the Heavens, Please Read:

THE SHEMITAH YEAR HEAVENLY SIGNS 
PROCLAIM YAHSHUA'S SOON RETURN!


MARANATHA! YAHSHUA IS COMING VERY SOON!


Your Sister in Yahshua,
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Friday, March 13, 2015

Palm Sunday, the Celebration of Yahshua's Kingship!

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The Christian Feast of Palm Sunday, which falls on March 29th in 2015, celebrates the events surrounding Yahshua's Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem in the week before He died. This is the event that established the fact that Yahshua is to be worshiped as the King of All Israel (Israel = both the House of Judah and the House of Ephraim) Who has come in the Name of His Father Yahweh. He was so worshiped by the Jews and other Israelites who loved and followed Him during the week before He died for our sins on the Cross, and He will be worshiped in the same way when He comes again and the Jews finally acknowledge Him and worship Him at His feet! Luke 19:28-44 and Matthew 23:37-39 confirm this:
~*~ Luke 19:28-44 ~ The Triumphal Entry ~*~ 
          “When He had said this, He (Christ) went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29 And it came to pass, when He drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mountain called Olivet, that He sent two of His disciples, 30 saying, “Go into the village opposite you, where as you enter you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Loose it and bring it here. 31 And if anyone asks you, ‘Why are you loosing it?’ thus you shall say to him, ‘Because the Lord has need of it.’”
          So those who were sent went their way and found it just as He had said to them. But as they were loosing the colt, the owners of it said to them, “Why are you loosing the colt?” And they said, “The Lord has need of him.” Then they brought him to Jesus. And they threw their own clothes on the colt, and they set Jesus on him. And as He went, many spread their clothes on the road. Then, as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen, saying:
          “ ‘Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!’ (Psalm 118:26) Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”
          And some of the Pharisees called to Him from the crowd, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.” But He answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.””
~*Matthew 23:37-39 ~ Christ Laments over Jerusalem*~
“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing! See! Your house is left to you desolate; for I say to you, you shall see Me no more till you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’ (Psalm 118:26)”
It is clear from these two Scriptures that directly quote the words about Yahshua in Psalm 118:26 that Yahshua is to be worshiped as the King of All Israel now and forever, and all the Jews will have to be ready to accept Yahshua as their Messiah when He comes again. Thankfully, there are many signs that Jews all over the world are awakening to the realization that Yahshua is truly their Messiah! Hallelu-Yah for that, because this means that Yahshua is indeed coming again very soon!

Also in Honor of Palm Sunday, Passover and Firstfruits, I would like to recall an article I wrote and published on my POEM Blog in August of 2014 that is directly tied to the events that Palm Sunday commemorates. In hopes that you will read it to gain more wisdom, here is the Title and Link to it:

THE SPIRITUAL ALLEGORY HIDDEN
IN CHRIST’S RIDE UPON TWO DONKEYS

This article explores the rich symbolism that is tied directly to Yahshua's rides upon two donkeys during His triumphal ride into Jerusalem - symbolism that is directly tied to the Celestial Sign of Cancer, which is known in the Gospel in the Stars as God's main Heavenly Sheep Pen. It depicts the heavenly abode where God symbolically keeps His faithful Sheep from both Houses of Israel, which can be likened to the Mansions that Yahshua has prepared for His Bride in Heaven, a place the Bride of Christ and the Wise Virgins will inhabit temporarily after the Rapture, which will likely happen very soon.

This March, Jupiter will be in the Sign of Cancer, which is the Constellation that also represents the in-gathering of all those who love Yahshua into one family during His Millennial Rule. Jupiter is called the Messiah Planet because it is representative of Yahshua as the Suffering Servant, by Whose stripes we are healed, and this is likely why Jupiter is a planet that appears to have red and white stripes reminiscent of Christ's scourge marks. Since Jupiter is a very bright planet, it is a great time to see it and its largest moons, which can be seen without a telescope or binoculars in really dark skies.

While Jupiter is still in Cancer, the next Full Solar Eclipse or Sackcloth Sun will appear in the Sign of Pisces, which - uncannily like Cancer - also represents the Two Houses of Israel. The main difference between Cancer and Pisces is that Cancer depicts the Two Houses united under the kingship of the King of kings, whereas Pisces shows them at odds with one another and the King of kings.

When the Solar Eclipse occurs, it will be best seen over Greenland, the United Kingdom, and Northern Europe, and it is likely a sign that judgment is coming to the wicked in those nations soon. Below are some graphics depicting that event that were taken from my blog article entitled: "The Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014 and 2015 - A Visual Prophetic Guide Focusing on the USA and Israel". Click on the preceding Title Link to read that article.
March 20th, 2015 Full Solar Eclipse
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3-20-2015 Full Solar Eclipse Visibility Map
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There are similar graphics in that same Blood Moon Tetrad article that depict the meaning of the third Blood Moon in the Tetrad of 2014 and 2015 that will fall on Passover, April 4th, 2015, just before Pascha or Resurrection Sunday. These are powerful heavenly signs that were left for us by God to tell us that the Rapture, the Great Tribulation and the Second Coming of Christ are all very near! Look up, fellow believers, for our redemption and deliverance from this wicked world are coming soon!

MARANATHA, AND SHABBAT SHALOM!

Your Sister In Yahshua,
Helena Lehman of
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

BIBLICAL REPENTANCE AND FORGIVENESS - WHAT THEY ARE AND HOW TO APPLY THEM

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~*~ Romans 6:6, 10-11 ~*~
“...our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin
might be done away with, that we should no longer be
slaves of sin... For the death that He died, He died to sin
once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God.
Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed
to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Although it should be clear to believers in Christ, there seems to be much misunderstanding of what sin and salvation truly are, what Biblical repentance and forgiveness are, and what constitutes the act of repenting and forgiving. Therefore, I have written this essay to explain what Christian and Messianic sin, repentance, and salvation are, what forgiveness is, and why both repentance and forgiveness are important to our salvation in Yahshua or Jesus.

Simply put, the word in the Bible that is translated as “repent” means “to turn away from”. In addition, the biblical object of our repentance is our sins or transgressions against God's Commandments. Therefore, the Gospel of Repentance is the message that turning away from sin and asking God for forgiveness of our transgressions against Him are required for Yahweh God to forgive our sins. This is the kind of repentance that was preached by John the Baptist before Yahshua was revealed to him as the Messiah:
Mark 1:4-5 ~ “John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. 5 Then all the land of Judea, and those from Jerusalem, went out to him and were all baptized by him in the Jordan River, confessing their sins.” 
Acts 5:31 ~ “God has exalted to His Right Hand (Yahshua) to be Prince and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.” 
Acts 19:1-5 ~ “And it happened, while Apollos was at Corinth, that Paul, having passed through the upper regions, came to Ephesus. And finding some disciples 2 he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” So they said to him, “We have not so much as heard whether there is a Holy Spirit.” 3 And he said to them, “Into what then were you baptized?” So they said, “Into John’s baptism.” 4 Then Paul said, “John indeed baptized with a baptism of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe on Him who would come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus (Messiah Yahshua).” 5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus (Adonai Yahshua).”
As the above Scriptures say, John preached that people should repent of, or confess and turn away from sin or transgression against God, and make themselves holy by setting themselves apart for service to God in order to receive the remission of, or “blotting out” of their sins. John taught that this was required in order to be accepted and forgiven by the coming Messiah. However, John's Baptism of Repentance does not save people or give them the Holy Spirit, as Acts 19 shows us. Instead, to be “saved” or “delivered from condemnation and death” , we must believe in Yahshua as the Son of God and our Redeemer and Savior, as it says in John 3:16-18:
John 3:16-18 ~ “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” 
To truly believe in Yahshua, we need to recognize that Yahshua's perfect blood is required to wash away our transgressions against God, that we need to turn away from sin, and that we need to ask Yahshua to help us to continue repenting and fleeing from sin with the help of His indwelling Spirit. In fact, when we are participants in the act of baptism, which is an important step in the recognition of our salvation, we are giving a public statement that we want to die to the world and its lusts and sins and only wish to live for God and His Son from that moment onward. As the Apostle Paul taught:
Romans 6:1-11 ~ “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? 3 Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? 4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, 6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. 7 For he who has died has been freed from sin. 8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, 9 knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. 10 For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. 11 Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord (Messiah Yahshua our Adonai).”
This is the kind of baptism or death to sin and repentance from sin that is required for people to be saved when believing in Yahshua. Yahshua preached the same message about salvation, repentance and forgiveness, as shown in the following Scriptures:
John 3:1-5 ~ “There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2 This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.” 3 Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” 4 Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” 5 Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.” 
John 14:12-18 ~ “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. 13 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask anything in My name, I will do it. 15 If you love Me, keep My commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever - 17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.” 
Luke 17:3-4 ~ “Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. 4 And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day returns to you, saying, ‘I repent,’ you shall forgive him.” 
Luke 24:46-48 ~ “Then He said to them, “Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, 47 and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48 And you are witnesses of these things.” 
In the quotes above from John's Gospel, Yahshua stressed that those who are saved must be born again through baptism and being imbued with the Holy Spirit. He also made it clear that - when we are truly born again - we will do the same works that Yahshua did, living holy and anointed lives dedicated to God, and doing good works in keeping with Yahshua's commandments. In the quotes above from Luke's Gospel, Yahshua taught that there is no forgiveness without repentance. He stressed that someone should repent of their sins before we give them our forgiveness, and when they do repent, we are obligated to forgive them. Yahshua also said that repentance must come before the remission of sins can be given by His shed blood. The implication is that God can only forgive us when we repent of our sins and then accept Yahshua's sacrifice on the Cross to pay for our transgressions and remove our blood guilt. This principle is also taught in the Gospel of Matthew:
Matthew 6:14 ~ “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”
Matthew 18:21-35 ~ The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant: “Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven. Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. And when he had begun to settle accounts, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. But as he was not able to pay, his master commanded that he be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and that payment be made. The servant therefore fell down before him, saying, ‘Master, have patience with me, and I will pay you all.’ Then the master of that servant was moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt.  
But that servant went out and found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and he laid hands on him and took him by the throat, saying, ‘Pay me what you owe!’ So his fellow servant fell down at his feet and begged him, saying, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you all.’ And he would not, but went and threw him into prison till he should pay the debt. So when his fellow servants saw what had been done, they were very grieved, and came and told their master all that had been done. Then his master, after he had called him, said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you begged me. Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant, just as I had pity on you?’ And his master was angry, and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay all that was due to him. “So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses.”
Matthew's recounting of Yahshua's words make it clear that repentance is required before we offer forgiveness for one's sinful offenses, and that we are obligated to forgive people when they repent. This is an important point, and suggests that we are not required to forgive those who do not repent, just as God is not going to forgive the unrepentant wicked but judge them and pour out His wrath on them:
Revelation 16:8-11 ~ “Then the fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and power was given to him to scorch men with fire. 9 And men were scorched with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God who has power over these plagues; and they did not repent and give Him glory. 10 Then the fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom became full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues because of the pain. 11 They blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and did not repent of their deeds.” 
Revelation 22:14-15 ~ “Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. 15 But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.”
It is clear from the preceding passages taken from the Book of Revelation that the reason that God is pouring out the bowls of His Wrath on the wicked is not simply to hurt them, but to get these people to repent of their sins and ask Him for forgiveness so that they do not have to perish forever. God does not want anyone to perish, but to give those who repent of sin and choose to love Him and follow His Commandments the priviledge of living in the paradisiacal place called the New Jerusalem with Christ forever. But the Bible makes it very clear that these wicked people will REFUSE to repent, leaving God no choice but to condemn them to the Lake of Fire:
Revelation 20:15 ~ “And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.”
To be counted worthy to have our name written in the Book of Life, we must repent of our sins, ask Yahshua to forgive us and be our Savior, and ask Him to give us His Holy Spirit so that we will be reminded of what pleases Him and what He requires from us, so that we will not continue to sin. This is what Yahshua meant when He said to the Church in Sardis that some among them had “not defiled their garments”. He meant that they had not engaged in unrepentant sin since their baptisms, and so their names had not been blotted out, but were still written in God's Book of Life:
Revelation 3:4-5 ~ “You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. 5 He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.”
When taken together, these Scriptures make it clear that we need to repent of our sins before we can be forgiven, and we are required to forgive others when they repent. However, if those who have offended God or us do not repent, we are also not called to harbor any hatred or bitterness in our hearts toward them, but to leave their judgment and punishment up to God. After all, it is God Who ultimately has the last say in where we will end up in eternity - whether that will be in everlasting bliss with Yahshua in Paradise, or in everlasting torment in the Lake of Fire.

To be found worthy to have our names in the Book of Life, we must repent of our sins and ask Yahweh God to cleanse us from sin through the shed blood of His Son Yahshua. After this, we should also forgive those who repent of their transgressions against us, just as God does for us. We should also let go of all hatred and bitterness so that we are not marred by these emotions, and to show that we trust God to be the final Judge of all sinners.

In summary then, Scripture teaches that there is no forgiveness of our sins or transgressions against God's commandments unless we forgive those who sin against us. Furthermore, there is no forgiveness of sin without repentance. We must confess our sins to God and ask Him for forgiveness when we sin, and we need to forgive others when they repent and confess their sins against us in asking us for forgiveness.

Your Sister In Yahshua,
Helena Lehman of
The Pillar of Enoch Ministry
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Sunday, March 08, 2015

HOW BELIEVERS SHOULD PREPARE FOR TRIBULATION

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NOTE FROM HELENA: This Article was written in March of 2015, and heavily revised and updated on June 9th, 2015. So please be sure to re-read it if you read the earlier version.
Since publishing my article “THE SHEMITAH YEAR HEAVENLY SIGNS PROCLAIM YAHSHUA'S SOON RETURN!” on my POEM Ministry Blog, and sharing the potential meaning that I see in the Signs surrounding the 2015 Shemitah Year and 2016 Jubilee Year, several people have asked me how we should prepare for what is coming, considering that we may be here to witness even greater horrors in this world than we already have if the Rapture is still some time away, or in the terrible event that some of us are numbered among the Foolish Virgins, and thereby get left behind to suffer through the Great Tribulation. See My Study of the meaning of the Parable of the Ten Virgins in Matthew,Chapter 25 by Clicking HERE to see if you might be among the Foolish Virgins, and what you need to do to make sure that you are numbered among the Wise Virgins that don't get left behind!

The answer that first came to my mind after praying about what believers need to do to survive coming tribulation is that we should focus on our faith in God's promises to us, as well as in preparing our hearts to meet our Creator God, whether it will be in death - when born-again believers will immediately go to be with Yahshua in Heaven - or via the coming Rapture of the Bride of Christ and the Five Wise Virgins to Heaven. The reason why this should be number one in our minds right now is because, no matter how well prepared we may be for coming disasters, or how skilled we may be at survival in hostile environments, the enormous volume of violence, deprivation and destruction that is coming to all who live in this world as the Tribulation surrounding us worsens will soon be so fierce that few will be able to survive it. In fact, Yahshua promised to shorten this time of trouble because "unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved" (Matthew 24:22).

This is why, instead of first thinking about how we should physically prepare to survive, we need to think in terms of eternity. To prepare our hearts for our future with Christ, we need to focus on Yahshua and remember His commandments, asking the Holy Spirit in us to remind us of them and help us to live by them. We also need to develop the kind of faith that always trusts God to provide for our needs, no matter what. You can start developing that kind of faith today by asking God for forgiveness and guidance, and then asking Him to give you what you need, and trusting Him to provide it - not just in the little things, but in everything, big or small!

To be like Christ, we also need to let go of ALL hatred, anger, unforgiveness, bitterness, and fear by going to the foot of the Cross, and asking Yahshua, God the Father and the Holy Spirit to redeem us from the poisonous hold of all these negative, hurtful emotions and feelings on our hearts, minds and spirits. While doing so, we need to keep in mind that Scripture warns us that hate and unforgiveness can and will keep us from the love and forgiveness that God is ready and willing to give all of us if we decide to repent and turn away from these sins.

In addition, although it is not a sin to experience sorrow and sadness because we live in a fallen world currently under Satan's wicked control, and even though we will experience persecution when we witness to others and teach them about how to enter the Kingdom of God and find true Liberty and Freedom in Christ, we should also ask God to remind us of the joy and perfection we will experience when we finally live in the heavenly Mansions we long to see after our deaths, or after the Rapture. We should also seek to experience some of the coming flood of joy we will know in Yahshua's Millennial Kingdom on the Earth through thanking, praising and worshiping God with dance, prayer and song as often as we can find time to do so. This will have a healing affect on our bodies, minds, spirits and environments by chasing away demonic influences.

Another aspect of protecting ourselves from demonic attack and sickness is partaking in Communion in your home, everyday if necessary. When taught about properly, believers should know that the act of Communion, or our ritual remembrance of the "Lord's Supper" (which was a Passover Meal!), is not just a ritual by which we "remember" the stories of Jesus or Yahshua that we read in the Bible, but it is also a way to thank Yahshua for dying on the Cross for us, and to promise Him that we will always follow Him. In fact, taking Communion is as much a symbol of our promise to obey God as it is to remember what His Son did for us. In essence, we are symbolically dying to the secular world and saying "NO!" to all its lusts and desires with Yahshua when we take in His body and blood, and we are ASKING to be re-born in Christ's image by the Holy Spirit, Who alone can give us the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit when we ASK!

In order to be re-born and receive the Holy Spirit, we MUST AUDIBLY ASK God in prayer to be our Master in every area of our lives, and we MUST give all of our hopes, dreams, ambitions, motivations, and fears over to Him because we trust Him to discard what is not good, and to fulfill all the good things that God wants to reward us with, whether in this life or the next. When we do NOT do this, we open ourselves up to failure, disappointment, and judgment! As the Apostle Paul warned, those partaking in Communion without a true spirit of faith, surrender, obedience and belief in Yahshua or Jesus are drinking and eating judgment upon themselves for dishonoring Yahshua's bodily sacrifice, and disrespecting His lordship over our lives:
~*~ 1 Corinthians 11:28-30 ~*~  “But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. 30 For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep.”
Although we may get sick due to imbalances in our bodies that bacteria and viruses rely on, or from deadly chemical pollution in our environments, we all need to realize that there is a spiritual reason why we all become susceptible to sickness and disease. I know that a large part of our susceptibility to various diseases comes from fear. It is a symptom of not trusting God enough or listening to our bodies when they are trying to tell us that our over-stressful or over-indulgent lifestyles may be killing us. The way to conquer this fear is to get things right with God by returning to living a godly and healthy natural lifestyle, praying to God and asking Him for forgiveness for backsliding, and asking God for guidance on what to do differently. Then all that's left is for us to stop making excuses, and to do what it takes to get well!

Yes, we all need to stop making excuses, take responsibility for our own health and happiness, and follow God's Word if we want to live lives without the stress of constant illness, like I am suffering from right now from a lack of applying the principles I know to be true. Granted, getting back on track and living this way isn't easy when your environment and your life mate are not interested in following the same path. But it can be done. You just need to rely on God the Father and His Son and Spirit more than ever, and to cultivate UNSHAKABLE FAITH!

As for physical preparation, having a few months supply of canned and dried food and plenty of stored water is about all most of us can afford or even find the room for in our homes. In addition, we have to remember that - in the event of war or an economic collapse and the need for Martial Law - grocery stores will soon be emptied, banks will be closed and money will be virtually useless anyway. So you should be prepared by having extra prescription medicine, and non-prescription medicines on hand like iodine, peroxide, aspirin and antibiotic ointment. You should also have extra toiletries like paper towels, toilet paper, toothpaste, bar soap and shampoo on hand, as well as particulate masks and gas masks, plastic suits and plastic gloves to wear in the event that the environment is contaminated with deadly diseases or nuclear or chemical waste.

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Those who plan on trying to survive on a long term basis (in the event that they are left behind) should also have supplies to sew their own clothes and household items, and grow their own food. For this, you will need a variety of quality vegetable and herb seeds - preferably stored in an air-tight and waterproof container, a soap-based insecticide concentrate, and a good liquid fish-based fertilizer concentrate, along with some sturdy, water-filled spray bottles to mix these in and to spray your plants with.

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To grow your garden, you should look to do so either in indoor or sheltered outdoor moisture-retaining, soil-filled containers. You should also consider making some kind of greenhouse type shelter on your balcony or in your garden to protect your food from airborne chemicals, and bacterial and insect contamination.

You should also have plenty of flashlights, batteries, kerosene lanterns and a small balcony or yard-based propane grill with one or more full tanks of propane stored away in order to cook meats and other foods with, as well as a gas-fueled power generator, long power cords, and 10 to 20 gallons of gas stored in a shed or garage in the event that there are power-outages and you need to get your heater, small appliances, and refrigerator to function. Remember that gas in your vehicles can be siphoned out to use for this if necessary using a long plastic hose, but then you may not have enough gas if you need to drive to a new location, depending on  how long your community is without power. But in the event of a complete government and economic collapse, this could take months if not years, and what will you do then? 

You see, the problem with all of these preparations is that there is no way to know if you will have enough to survive when the world explodes into chaos, and destruction hits your community. In addition, unless you are independently wealthy and can afford to build a bomb shelter fully stocked with a few years worth of supplies, some of the catastrophes that will be coming upon the world during the Great Tribulation will be so bad that no one above ground will be able to survive it UNLESS GOD MIRACULOUSLY PROTECTS THEM. So we all better make sure we have the kind of faith that can move mountains if we want to survive!

For an example of what unsaved humanity will be up against, the Book of Revelation promises that cataclysmic earthquakes will shake the entire world and topple whole cities to the ground during the Tribulation! (See Revelation 16:17-19). So if you live in a city when the earthquakes strike - no matter how well-prepared you are - you will very likely be crushed by falling debris with no hope of rescue. At the very least, you will lose the ability to get to most of your supplies because they will be buried under the rubble of your home and other surrounding buildings, or swallowed whole into the Earth by the violent upheaval of the ground!

In the event of a total economic and government collapse - you also need to realize that lawlessness will explode, and your unprepared, unsaved neighbors will become dangerous enemies as they look for food, water, clothes and other essentials to survive and find out you have what they are looking for. So, if at all possible, we would have to try to find like-minded believers to get together with in the event of a disaster. Because the moment that your unsaved neighbors find out that you have the supplies they lack, they could be driven to hurt, maim, or kill you to get to them if you are unwilling to share what you have. Even if you do share your supplies (and you should be prepared to do this in order to be like Christ), that may not be enough to stop them from hurting or killing you unless you can find some safety in numbers.

This brings up the important Faith-based point that we need to think about how we will share our supplies while witnessing to the lost, and how much we will need to trust in God to provide for us when we do share what we have. In this regard, we must all faithfully remember Matthew 14:13-21, where Yahshua miraculously fed thousands of people with a few loaves and fishes, and when, in 1 Kings 17:8-16, Elijah blessed the widow who sheltered him with containers of flour and oil that never became empty during a famine in Israel. So, if we are faithful to God, we will not only remember to pray for daily provision, but to always trust in God’s promises to provide for us in every time of need. Because, if we do this, and follow Yahshua as the Way, the Truth and the Life, we will be miraculously provided for - no matter how low our supplies may appear to get.


Of course, no matter how godly we are, or how generous or well-prepared, we all eventually have to die, if from nothing else but old age. So we should be prepared always to meet our Maker, and to make sure we get things right with God in our hearts before He comes for us, whether in death or in the Rapture. This means letting go of all hate, bitterness and unforgiveness in our hearts, and living with a spirit of love, generosity, forgiveness, mercy and compassion at all times as we set an example for others with our godly living, kindness and faith. When we do this, we can destroy the grip of fear in our hearts by knowing that we have nothing to fear in death! Our inner peace comes not from a state of mind, but from the condition of our hearts. When we are living rightly with God, there should be no sickness that can stifle us with fear, and no fear of death within us at all.

This leads me to confront the unpleasant idea of using the fear of man and the violence that he can unleash on his own kind to survive. I firmly believe that Yahshua has not called us to use violence unless it is absolutely necessary, and I believe we must be called by God to use it before we do. Although some might think we should store deadly weapons and ammunition and be prepared to use them to defend ourselves and protect our supplies, the only reason we should need to use them if we are generous with those in need and are gathered together with other believers is to hunt animals for food. But even then, the Great Tribulation plagues will be so severe that few animals, fish or birds are likely to survive it. So there will be few to hunt, and even those animals that survive will likely be UNSAFE to eat!

With the exception of Israel and the possible appearance of some cities of refuge that God might provide elsewhere, you have to wake up and realize that the world is going to be reduced to a contaminated, polluted, barren wasteland before the Battle of Armageddon ensues! Please carefully read Revelation 16, Revelation 18 and Revelation 19 to see what I am talking about, and don't try to trivialize these disasters by not taking them literally. There is NO portion of Scripture that should not be taken both allegorically as well as LITERALLY. In other words, you must cultivate the knowledge that "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness" (2 Timothy 3:16). As such, both the allegorical and literal meaning of all Scripture is to be believed, contemplated, and applied!

Taken literally, the Book of Revelation is telling us that terrible, life-threatening calamities will hit the WHOLE WORLD, not just isolated parts of it! In fact, I believe that the Battle of Armageddon will ensue when the desperate and wicked survivors in parts of the world where there are no cities of refuge surround the cities of refuge in Israel and elsewhere with the intent to attack and kill the inhabitants and steal their supplies! I also believe that this is when Yahshua and His heavenly armies will arrive in time to stop the carnage that would ensue if they were successful in attacking the refuge cities of the people of God.

Contrary to what many believe, there is no evidence in Scripture that Yahshua ever taught His disciples to use weapons to defend themselves, even when there appear to be no other options. Yahshua instead told His disciples to love their enemies, bless those who persecute them, and turn the other cheek. The reason for this is simple. Yahshua wants us to COMPLETELY rely on Him to defend us, and to trust in His perfect timing to exact judgment on those who wish us harm and refuse to repent.

So my strongest advice to you is this: Please learn to completely rely on Yahshua and God the Father and Holy Spirit for all your spiritual and physical needs. Because only God can provide you with all that you need, in this life, and in the next. You also need to be prepared to die, and to do so with faith and peace in knowing where you are going, and how much good our loving God has in store for you, both in Heaven after death or the Rapture, and beyond. 

MARANATHA AND GOD BLESS YOU!
YAHSHUA HA MASHIACH IS COMING VERY SOON!

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

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