Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Celestial Forebodings and Ominous Signs in the Heavens for the New Year

By Helena Lehman

On December 31st, 2008, prompted by a question sent to me in an e-mail, I decided to take a look at the sky in my Starry Night program - and I was truly surprised! The person who wrote to me was right. There is quite a show going on in the heavens tonight.

In actuality, however, the show started early this morning with the bright planet Saturn, which represents God’s Sabbath Rest in the Millennial Kingdom of Christ. Saturn is directly between the constellations Virgo and Leo - the beginning and end of the ancient Zodiac. These signs are memorialized in the Great Sphinx, which represents Christ as “the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last” (Rev. 22:13). Leo also signifies Christ as the Lion of Judah, who - someday soon - will reign on the Earth for a thousand years of peace and prosperity in a world restored to its Eden-like perfection.

These signs alone are interesting, but don’t mean much in regard to God’s heavenly prophetic timeline until the other signs are noted in relation to it, and this is when the sky had a more intriguing message. First, before sunrise, Mars - the planet denoting war, bloodshed, and sacrifice - was visible near to the junction between Sagittarius and Scorpio. Sagittarius represents Christ as the dual-natured God-Man and Archer whose arrow will pierce the heart of that old Serpent Satan, which is depicted by Scorpio and by Serpens - that giant Serpent writhing in the arms of the messianic Mighty Man constellation Ophiuchus, which is just above Scorpio.

A bit later, the Sun, which signifies God the Father as the source of all light, warmth and wisdom rose in Sagittarius, the sign that also signifies Christ battling Satan through His redeeming sacrifice for our sins on the Cross. Then, after the Sun sets tonight, this show in the sky gets even more interesting - and increasingly more foreboding.

First - low in the southwestern sky - two pairs of celestial bodies in conjunction with each other will appear. The pair closest to the horizon will be Mercury the Angelic (Enochian) Messenger planet and Jupiter the Messiah planet at the juncture between Sagittarius and Capricorn. These two signs signify godly ideas but also hint at the genetic corruption that was going on prior to the Flood via the fallen angels called Watchers and the Nephilim Giants.

For example, Capricorn depicts the death of all terrestrial life during the Great Flood of Noah, when the Nephilim and all other earthly life was virtually wiped out due to their wickedness and genetic corruption. The conjunction of Mercury and Jupiter between Capricorn and Sagittarius therefore suggests that Christ the Messiah is planning to bring war and bloodshed to the Earth due to the violence and corruption of humanity, which - at this time in history - is approaching the level it was prior to the Flood. Could this also be a warning that mankind’s genetic tampering with food crops and domesticated animals will soon be punished by another devastating act of God?

The second pair in conjunction tonight will be sitting at the juncture between Aquarius, signifying both God’s anger and wrath in the Great Flood and His love and provision through the Holy Spirit. This pair consists of Venus - the planet signifying spiritual illumination, and the Moon - representing utter sinfulness when it is new or redemption and purity when it is full. Tonight the Moon will be a slim waxing crescent with Venus just below it, and - if the sky is clear - this pair will be clearly visible, along with Jupiter nearer to the horizon.

This crescent Moon and the bright star Venus in conjunction evoke the symbol of Islam, and suggest that there may be great trouble brewing in the Middle East that will erupt into a full-scale war soon. Ominously, there is a skirmish that just began between Israel and Gaza right now, and this could become a much bigger problem rapidly - considering the hatred of the Anti-Semitic and Anti-Christian Islamic Terrorists currently surrounding Israel on all sides.

Meanwhile, troops are amassing at the border between India and Pakistan as tensions arising from the November 2008 wounding of over 300 and the torture, mutilation and slaughter of 173 people by Pakistani Terrorists in Mumbai mounts to a heated frenzy. If a war starts between these two countries, it could leave Pakistan’s Afghan border extremely vulnerable, and this may allow Al Qaida terrorists hiding in the mountains between Afghanistan and Pakistan more freedom to advance their terrorist agenda in 2009.

Then there is the 2008 economic collapse and financial crisis that has had repercussions around the world with many losing their massive fortunes, their homes and their businesses, and many other people now unemployed and hungry. No one knows how or when this current worldwide Depression will lift, and no one knows how the USA is going to pay back its ever more massive debt load.

Emphasizing the coming wrath of God that is really evident in the sky this evening, two other planets that are tied to Noah and the Great Flood will be in Aquarius tonight. These are the gas giants Uranus - a planet connected to Noah in myth, and Neptune - the planet named after the Roman god of the sea!

Needless to say, after seeing what I saw in the heavens today, I hope Yahshua will forgive me for being lax in my observations lately! I have been busy finishing a fascinating look at ancient history through the lens of Scripture and the Gospel in the Stars, and I was sidetracked by all the amazing things the Holy Spirit has been showing me as I write. I can’t wait to share my newest book: “The Language of God in History” with the world! Check out its contents and pre-order a copy today at the Pillar of Enoch Ministry Web Site

In the meantime, for more information about what the Bible and Gospel in the Stars are predicting for us in the near future, check out my other books and the many free articles and downloads at my web site. I also have quite a few interesting articles published at the American Chronicles news site. For more background about what might happen in the near future, check out my articles there about the Prophecy in Psalm 108, the Perseus Prophecy article, and my 2012 Anti-Peace Sign articles.

I hope I’m wrong in my dire warnings for 2009, but only the future will tell. While we wait, let me take this opportunity to wish all those reading this a Happy New Year!

God bless America!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Twilight’s Vampires and Werewolves: The Nephilim Connection


Excerpted from the copyrighted, soon-to-be-released book: “The Language of God in History,” Book 3 in Helena Lehman’s Language of God Book Series.


For years, trend-savvy move producers and authors who are now multi-millionaires have known that people often find a twisted form of sensual pleasure when courting death and terror in their fantasies, and many have a dark occult fascination with horror. Creatures of the night such as vampires and werewolves court people with their sinister allure, raising their blood pleasure and giving them an adrenaline high that is almost sexual and orgasmic in its intensity for some. But this sort of pleasure is sinful, and those who love Christ are called not only to reject it, but to expose it for the evil that it is:

“Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful… to mention what the disobedient do in secret. But everything exposed by the light becomes visible… This is why it is said: ‘Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” - Ephesians 5:11-14 (NIV)

Those who are truly spiritually awake and have the light of Christ within them tend to be highly sensitive, and to find no pleasure in watching people being deceived, tortured, and/or murdered in highly grotesque ways by the living dead or the damned. For someone such as myself who has always been aware of the spiritual darkness and light within the invisible spirit world around me, this is especially true. For me, there is nothing more terrifying than watching a horror movie filled with dark demonic beings that find animalistic pleasure raping or eating people, cutting or ripping them into pieces, or drinking their blood until they die or are transformed into another demonic creature of darkness.

Though few people realize it, this sort of entertainment invokes terror in me because I know that it accurately depicts the dark desires of demons that continually lust after human flesh and blood. Furthermore, I know that these unseen demonic entities are actually the spirits of the Nephilim, alien beings that hate mankind with an intense passion, and that once inhabited the Earth before the Flood. At that time, the Nephilim vied for the control of the Earth, and desired to destroy every human being that was not mesmerized into submission and sexual sin by their dark, exotic and sensual allure.

Rather than be seduced into sexual promiscuity or terrified to death by these demonic spirits, I cling tightly to Yahshua my Messiah, whose love and Spirit save me from succumbing to the perverse sensuality, darkness and terror that so many foolhardy people seem to crave. I find no delight in being terrified, or in courting evil and sensuality instead of the pure and untainted intimacy with Yahweh God that we can all experience when we love the light of Yahshua (Jesus) more than the darkness that He alone can save us from. As the Apostle Peter said:

“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” - 1 Peter 2:9 (NKJ)

But, if Yahshua’s light is so marvelous, why are many among those who profess to love Him finding pleasure in dark entertainment? What I find most alarming about this is the absolute rejection of Yahshua’s light and love that these people are giving into every time they watch a horror movie or read a paranormal romance or romantic thriller. They either do not realize or do not care that they are courting Hell and the Devil when they allow their minds to be tantalized with darkness, for all of those who are saved are called to reject Satan’s darkness in favor of God’s light. As the Apostle Paul said:

“The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ (Yahshua Ha Mashiach), and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.” - Romans 13:12-14 (NKJ)

If we desire to be citizens in Christ’s Kingdom of light and love, we cannot find lustful pleasure in viewing the glorification of evil and darkness, or seeing it as an acceptable form of entertainment. Nonetheless, many professing Messianics and Christians see nothing wrong with viewing horror movies or occultic thrillers. They see these things as entertainment and think that there is nothing abnormal in experiencing the emotional distortions, adrenaline rush and sensory overload provided by these venues, even though they are contrary to what Christ expects from His followers. As Yahshua said:

“Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God.” - John 3:20-21 (NIV)

What is even more alarming to me is the overwhelming popularity of modern romance novels featuring a hero or heroine that is a vampire. It boggles my mind to know that many women and teen girls (and, with the advent of the “Twilight” books and movies, men and teen boys too) are fascinated with dark romances that feature a liberated, unscrupulous, or immoral woman who is seduced into a sensual liaison with a male vampire. Even though these unlikely vampire heroes are often tormented souls who would rather perish than suck the blood out of living humans to live forever, the dictates of the dark fantasy realms these vampires inhabit insist that they are beyond redemption and - despite their tragic desire - could never be transformed into beings of light. In other words, these creatures of darkness can perish as easily in sunlight as they inevitably and irrevocably would in Yahweh God’s illuminating and holy presence.

Nonetheless, with increasing frequency, even supposedly good Christian women and teens often find sick pleasure in fantasizing about falling in love with a supernaturally powerful being that is forever separated from God’s love and light, and could easily destroy them. But, instead of heeding the prompting of their conscience (i.e. the Holy Spirit), many hapless people unwisely succumb to the dark sensuality and lust that these beings seduce them with. Then they fall even further into error when they imagine that their love might somehow miraculously transform these creatures of darkness into beings of light. They do not realize that they are toying with an impossible fantasy, for as the Bible says:

“For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? …As God has said: ‘I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be My people.’ Therefore ‘Come out from among them and be separate,’ says the Lord. ‘Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you. I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters,’ says the Lord Almighty.” - 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 (NKJ)

If God calls us to be like Christ, who resisted the Devil or Belial and exposed evil with God’s light rather than try to love or cajole demons into the Kingdom of Heaven, how can any of us think for a moment that we can redeem the unredeemable, or save the damned? There is not one instance in Scripture where Yahshua offered a demon salvation or where any demon acted even remotely interested in accepting salvation! How then can we entertain the thought that we are capable of doing what even Christ could not do? For this reason, it is absolutely foolhardy to believe that a demon can be won over to love Christ or to live in fellowship with Him or His Body, the Church.

Since we have been called to walk in the light of Christ and to flee from evil, it follows that we cannot entertain darkness, or seek sensual pleasure in the dark arms of demons. Those like myself who are saved and aware of the spirit world know that every demon is the spirit of a Nephilim, and no demon or Nephilim ever asked to be forgiven by Christ because they are incapable of true repentance and therefore are beyond redemption. It’s time for believers to wake up and realize that any love of paranormal paramours and the demonic divas who court them is a dangerous re-visitation of the dark sensuality that gripped the entire world before the Flood. Though few acknowledge it, this same love of physical pleasure eventually caused every human being that wasn’t killed by the Nephilim to succumb to sin and to lust after their strange flesh. As a result, these people were not only physically destroyed but spiritually cursed with a fate worse than death, for this is what being totally separated from God’s love and light forever truly will be.


NOTES:

All Scriptures taken from the PC Study Bible: New King James Version or New International Version of the Bible.

This material is copyrighted and may not be used in any paid digital, electronic, or printed publication without permission from author Helena Lehman.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

A Question Of Race - Are We All The Same?
Copyright © 2008
By Helena Lehman


Excerpted from Chapter Six of the book:
“The Language of God in History,”
Book 3 in a Four Book Series
available to purchase at
http://pillar-of-enoch.com/


For the purposes of this study, let’s assume that almost all the Nephilim were destroyed in the past, and nearly everyone alive today is fully human. In fact, this is likely to be absolutely true. Though there may still be some people groups who could trace their roots to the Nephilim, they are so heavily watered down with human blood that they are virtually indistinguishable from the rest of humanity today. Furthermore, it is highly likely that any remaining Nephilim on Earth today have remained largely isolated - either by choice or by God’s design.

Now, since I believe in Creation, there is no room in my worldview for the theory of Evolution, but only the processes of adaptation and Natural Selection। Also, regarding the origin of human beings, I believe that all people are descendants of Adam and Eve. In addition, all people are descended from Noah and his three sons. This means that every so-called racial group is related in some way, and we all share common ancestors. That is why, no matter what skin color people possess, they can intermarry and give birth to healthy, beautiful children. That is also why people the world over share many common diseases and genetic abnormalities.

Nonetheless, though all people are genetically related, all of humanity is also tainted with sin. Ever since Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden, there have been many conflicts between various people groups over the millennia. This shows that sin and evil are interracial and cross cultural phenomena. There is no one people group on Earth today that can claim to be sinless, nor does any one people group have a monopoly on evil. As the Apostle Paul said: “For all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God” - (Romans 3:23).

In addition to sharing a sinful nature, every human being on this planet shares a common bloodline. Since we’re all descended from Adam and Eve and Noah, and over seventy percent of humanity has black or dark brown hair, it would be wise to conclude that Adam, Eve and Noah did not have blond or red hair. Like black hair - which is a dominant genetic trait - skin color is a function of who one’s ancestors were too. However, the human biological characteristic that allows skin to lighten or darken depending on where one lives and how much sun exposure is received also plays a part in our skin color over time.

As Bill Cooper hypothesized in his book “After The Flood” (available to read on line here: http://www.ldolphin.org/cooper/contents.html), skin color seems to be largely determined by how close one lives near to the equator for an extended period of time. The reason for this is quite simple. Infertility can increase when people are exposed to too much or too little sunlight. Therefore, people with light skin have the lowest rates of infertility in temperate climates where exposure to the sun is limited and light skin is best suited to absorb limited solar radiation. It follows then that light-skinned people who live near to the equator will tend to be infertile. As a result, all the light skinned people in a community near to the equator will tend to have darker skin over time. This is why people groups that live closer to the equator are likely to have darker skin tones.

Likewise, when people with darker skin coloration move from the equator to colder climates, they tend to be infertile and unhealthy from not getting enough sunlight. As a result, until their skin tones lighten sufficiently, dark-skinned people have a tendency to have fewer successful pregnancies and higher mortality rates than their lighter skinned neighbors.

Now, since the Bible makes it clear that all people are genetically related, the racial divisions and the cultural squabbles that humanity has experienced are really a function of ideology rather than biology. If nothing else, world history should show all of us that every culture on earth is capable of feeling racially superior to others. In fact, many of the wars being fought today are attempts at genocide. Unlike in the past, however, the genocidal wars being fought today are more often over spiritual beliefs rather than skin color or genetic descent.

Today, regardless of where one lives, there is mistrust and hatred between various religious communities. In most of the world outside of the West, for example, Christians are heavily persecuted with little regard for race or culture. Though the persecution of Christians is especially high in Communist or Islamic nations, however, intolerance toward Christians is on the rise even in the West. Furthermore, there is much hatred between religious factions within Islam. Hence, though Muslims all profess to worship one Supreme deity named Allah, Sunnis and Shiites find it almost impossible to live in peace with one another because they each claim doctrinal superiority.

Throughout the world today, New Age beliefs, Neo-Paganism and Wicca are also on the rise, and most of the people practicing these pagan religions dislike and mistrust anyone who is a committed Christian. Then there are the class distinctions found within the Hindu caste system that cause mistrust, prejudice, and outright disdain and hatred between the various castes. Even those who follow the gentle spirited and non-confrontational religion of Buddhism tend to disagree over political ideologies, and none of the aforementioned religions tolerate Christians or Messianics well.

People groups are also constantly divided over moral issues. In today’s world, for example, Christians are often divided over the issues of homosexuality and abortion. Regarding abortion, some Christians and Messianics believe that life begins at conception, while others believe life begins at birth, and therefore have no problem accepting abortion. However, the Bible teaches that life begins at conception, and this is supported by countless medical studies detailing human fetal development (See Psalm 139:13; Luke 1:15, Luke 1:41-42).

In regard to homosexuality, some Christians and Messianics believe that one’s sexual preference is more a function of biology rather than an issue of sin. However, there are Scriptures in both the Old and New Testaments that clearly teach that homosexuality is wrong (Leviticus 20:13; Romans 1:27). Furthermore, though the Bible teaches every Christian to love one another even as Yahshua loved us, it also teaches that people who actively practice sexual immorality are not to be associated with, whether they are Christian or not (Romans 6:11-14; 1 Corinthians 6:18).

Ideally, since Christianity is a purely non violent religious ideology that teaches people to tolerate and love one another, and to love the sinner even while fleeing their sin, there should have been peace on Earth over a thousand years ago, when most of the West was heavily under the influence of Christianity. However, people were unfamiliar with the power of the Holy Spirit back then. As a result, they were far more bigoted, hypocritical, and judgmental, and this sorely affected their ability to understand and implement Scripture. As a result, many atrocities were performed against whole people groups in the name of Christ, such as genocidal style slaughters of Africans and Native peoples in the Americas, Africa, and elsewhere during the Spanish, Portuguese, French, English, and American colonial conquests of the 16th through 19th centuries.

Due to the colonial expansion era, many people who were won for Christ at the edge of a sword distrust the white Jesus they were introduced to by western missionaries. As a result, Asians want to see Yahshua as Asian, Africans want to see Him as black African, and Anglo-Saxons generally depict Yahshua with fair skin and light hair - with each culture tending to deny His Jewishness. This is partly due to each culture’s misplaced feelings of superiority over others and the general resentment among people of color toward whites - who tend to harbor supremacist ideas. However, the underlying prejudice toward Jews is also due to the misconception that the Jews were to blame for Christ’s murder - even though Yahshua was a good Jew and His sacrificial death was necessary to provide everlasting salvation and complete freedom from divine judgment. Since this is true, Christians should feel a certain amount of gratitude toward Jewish people rather than resentment!

As a result of all these points of conflict, the world’s current desire for global peace seems as illusory as ever. The reason for this is simple. The only way to bring about world peace is through the establishment of a global theocracy that is governed by Christ Himself, who is all, and is in all:

“Here there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.” - Colossians 3:11 (NIV)

Someday soon, the Bible tells us that Yahshua’s theocracy will be miraculously established (2 Timothy 2:11-12; Revelation 20:6). However, before this happens, the Bible also warns that a time of severe judgment is coming to the whole world (Isaiah 2:12-19, 13:6-13; Joel 3:13-16; Zech. 14:1-9). During this time, mankind will be coerced into uniting under one ideology by a spiritually warped political and spiritual leader known as the Antichrist, who will appear to be good but will have evil intent. This pretender will vie for and temporarily sit on Christ’s earthly Davidic throne, will claim to be a god, will demand worship, and will attempt to bring about a false utopian society by setting out to exterminate all the monotheists that refuse to worship him (Rev. 11:7, 13:7, 20:4). Thankfully, the Bible also tells us that the Antichrist will not succeed. Instead, both the Antichrist and his followers will be cast into the Lake of Fire when Yahshua returns from Heaven riding on a white horse, and followed by an army of His saints riding on white horses (Revelation 19:11-21).

Until Yahshua sets up His Kingdom on Earth, people around the world are going to be beset by evil, and life and death struggles will be common. Fueling the fire for discord are several long-standing conflicts that are adding to the volatile mix of ideologies in the world today. The very first conflict of note was between the Seed of the Woman named Eve that was found through her righteous son Seth, and the Seed of the Serpent found in the line of Cain via their ill-fated love affair with the fallen angels and their Nephilim children.

The second major world conflict began when Noah cursed Ham’s grandson Canaan with perpetual servanthood and submission to Shem and Japheth’s descendents. As per Bill Cooper’s hypothesis, Japheth became the father of the fairest-skinned races due to his settlement of far northern lands, Shem became the father of the yellow, red, and light brown-skinned races living around the 30th parallel, and Ham became the father of the darker skinned races that lived nearest the equator.

Now, since the darkening of the skin caused by heavy exposure to sunlight takes hundreds of years to develop into a genetic adaptation, there is no reason to believe that Canaan was particularly dark-skinned, as he was among those born in the first generation after the Flood. In fact, he was probably light to middle brown in skin tone.

Unlike Mizraim and Cush who settled in southern Egypt and Africa and spoke Hamitic languages, the Egyptians of the Delta and the Canaanites spoke the Semitic language of the original inhabitants of Lower Egypt and Canaan, who were the offspring of the first king of Salem (i.e. Jerusalem) named Melchizedek (a.k.a. Shem). In other words, Lower Egypt and Canaan were Shemite or Semitic territories shortly after the Flood, but were later taken over by the Canaanites and their Nephilim friends through conquest. This likely occurred when the confusion of tongues and destruction of the Tower of Babylon in a worldwide cataclysm ended Nimrod’s despotic reign.

Later on, the Israelites were called by God to conquer the Canaanite kingdoms that were overrun with the descendants of the Nephilim. Acting with courage and persistence, the Israelites soon killed most of the Nephilim and Canaanites who had intermarried with the Nephilim (Deut. 2:9-22, 3:1-15; 2 Samuel 21:15-22). They thereby ousted most of the Canaanites from the land that once belonged to Shem, and was Abraham’s inheritance. In addition, some Canaanites that were not tainted with Nephilim blood became the servants of the Israelites - in direct fulfillment of Noah’s curse upon Canaan (Joshua 9:15-27).

The prevalent notion that Noah’s curse was extended through Canaan to all the black African nations is erroneous since Canaan was not likely black, but light to middle brown like modern Arabs are today. Nonetheless, the false teaching that the curse upon Canaan applied to all the African nations persisted, and led to the horrors of the black slave trade. Today, we can see the lingering prejudice resulting from it, and the sense of resentment and entitlement among blacks for the many precious lives that were destroyed by white men who felt they were superior to them.

Despite the legitimate cause of their bitterness, blacks and whites need to learn that slavery can take many forms - from Feudalism to Fascism - and as a result, almost every race and culture on Earth has experienced oppression and slavery at various times. Therefore, until tyranny and injustice are completely done away with, there can be no real peace in this world, and the unjustly treated will go on hating their oppressors until both sides accept a better path - the path of love and forgiveness forged by Christ on the Cross.

Another one of these ancient conflicts is the ongoing feud between the Jews and their Arab half-brothers. Both sons of Abraham, both fiercely proud and accomplished, Ishmael and Isaac were at odds from Isaac’s birth, for Isaac was Abraham’s wife Sarah’s child, while Ishmael was the son of Sarah’s Egyptian handmaiden Hagar, who was a slave. So, though both Ishmael and Isaac wanted to be heirs to God’s promises to Abraham, Yahweh picked Isaac as Abraham’s heir. Indeed, Ishmael would never have been born if Sarah and Abraham had trusted God with His promise that Sarah would conceive one day, so they brought this trouble upon themselves, and their descendents have been paying for their mistake ever since.

As a result of God’s choice, the tension between the two half brothers became so pronounced that Sarah finally asked Abraham to send Hagar and Ishmael away. Neither Hagar nor Ishmael ever forgot this humiliation, however. In addition, their descendents settled with the descendents of Jacob’s brother Esau, who callously lost his birthright to Jacob over his desire for a pot of stew. As a result, the feud between Abraham’s chosen heirs and those who felt they were unfairly ostracized became even more deep-seated. This is why the Arab descendents of Ishmael and Esau surrounding Israel often seem to be plotting that tiny nation’s untimely demise.

Ultimately, effectively dealing with all these conflicts in the world today will not be found in engaging in diplomacy, politics, or war, but in Christ’s shed blood and finished work on the Cross. Through His sacrificial death and resurrection, Christ could at last send His Spirit to teach all who love Christ to truly love and forgive one another. Indeed, the Holy Spirit is the only force in Heaven or on Earth that can forever transform our hearts and minds to be like Yahshua’s, and that is the only way that we can achieve the future utopian society promised in the Bible. We all need a heart and a brain transplant, which is what everyone who truly has faith in Christ will receive. Through our love of Yahshua and desire to keep His commandments, we are born again and will one day become the Body and Bride of Christ!

Through that spiritual transformation, and later through the Resurrection into everlasting life that it promises to us through Christ, we will all one day be royal heirs and priests with Yahshua - regardless of our skin color or station at birth. To that I say: “Hallelu-Yah for the coming Kingdom of God in Yahshua!” If that sounds good to you too, please join me in frequently praying “Your Kingdom Come, Your Will be Done” - just like Christ did.


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NOTE: This material is a portion of “The Language of God in History,” ISBN # 978-09759131-2-3, by Helena Lehman - a book officially copyrighted in the United States of America. It cannot be used, wholly or in part, in any commercial or private paid-for printed, digital or electronic publication without permission from, and possible royalty payment to the author, except when referenced to or quoted from, and where credit for the entry is given to author Helena Lehman. However, non-profit organizations can freely utilize this book excerpt to promulgate and share God’s truth with others as long as the author and her web site are referenced to or footnoted in any reprint of this work or portion thereof.

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey, Prototypes of the Antichrist and False Prophet
By Helena Lehman

As all are now aware, Barack Hussein Obama has won the Democratic nomination to run for US President, and is well on his way to winning the Presidential election on November 4th. Indeed, the media is now saying that there has not been such mass popularity for anyone running for President since JFK. Barack has a major cult following, and women have been seen fainting and weeping openly at his political rallies. It's almost as if Obama were a rock star rather than a politician, and that he may be destined to win the upcoming election based more on his cult status than on his readiness for the task.

Now, though this in itself might not make any born-again Christian suspect a dark supernatural element to Barack Obama's campaign touting "Change You Can Believe In," they should have taken major notice when internationally acclaimed talk-show hostess Oprah Winfrey endorsed Obama´s bid for the presidency, and even went to one of his campaign rallies to appear on stage with him and his wife. At that time, Oprah cryptically said "He's the One" before leaving the stage. Now, this leads me to ask; "Why - pray tell - is Obama 'The One?' Furthermore, just what in particular is he the one for?"

Why this should raise some questions should be crystal clear to anyone who has been paying attention to Oprah's talk show and magazine - those perennially popular venues that unashamedly tout Oprah's personal world view and spiritual beliefs as the "IN" way to think. You see, Oprah is not just an imminently likeable talk show hostess. She's a spiritual icon for the New Age movement, has been called the African Mother Goddess of America, and has inspired articles such as CBN's "The Gospel According to Oprah" and Christianity Today's "The Church of O."

Don't believe me? Check out Wikipedia, where it also says: "Oprah's most significant role has become that of spiritual leader. To her audience of more than 22 million mostly female viewers, she has become a postmodern priestess -- an icon of church-free spirituality." To this, I would add that not only is Oprah's spirituality Church-free, it's also Christ-free. In other words, Oprah is preaching a different Gospel than the one in the Bible - one that is totally devoid of any reference to a loving, caring Creator God, or a need for His Son as our Savior.

If the fact that a New Age priestess is backing Obama's campaign doesn't make Christians stand up and take notice, Barack's most enduring Church affiliation should. Until very recently, Obama and his family attended the Trinity United Church of Christ, and were close friends with its long time pastor Jeremiah Wright, whose radical teachings included cursing America as a racist nation and damning it to Hell. Now, I don't know about you, but that doesn't sound like the Christianity of peace, love, forgiveness and equality that is unquestionably preached about in the Bible´s hallowed pages.

Not only that, but Obama has shown that he is not a true friend of Christianity. In fact, Obama is fully pro-abortion (as opposed to pro-choice or pro-life) and pro-ecumenical in that Obama not only supports all faiths, but he is radically opposed to allowing Christians slightly more freedom to express their faith than people of other faiths, and vehemently critical of any reference to America as a "Christian" nation.

Though this may seem like a constitutional stance, and it sounds democratic and fair on the surface, Obama's views may cause him to be easily swayed by special interest groups who favor imposing unfair restrictions on Christians in regard to their constitutional right to freedom of speech and peaceful assembly. Indeed, there is no doubt in my mind that Oprah and her cronies would not only welcome but would encourage Obama to do so. The now all too frequent protests against Christians praying using Jesus' name in public, or displaying manger scenes or Christmas trees are a telling case in point.

There are also many questions about Obama's background and beliefs that have not been answered adequately in my mind, such as his associations with known radicals and whether or not he feels any patriotism or love for America as it was envisioned by its Christian founding fathers. The fact that Obama has refused to cover his heart during the playing of the National Anthem and initially refused to wear a flag pin during the early part of his campaign greatly disturbs me since I love my country, and want to support and improve it in any way that I can. Furthermore, I believe that this is the stance that every American should share, whether they are native born or naturalized.

In addition to these problems, Barack Hussein Obama seems unsure of whom or what to support on an international level, as was displayed during his recent trip to Israel. While there, Obama did a radical about-face regarding the topic of not dividing Jerusalem. Initially, Obama was supportive of keeping Jerusalem undivided, but then he quickly changed his tune when faced with Arab-led protests.

As a Messianic Christian who is quite familiar with Bible prophecy, I believe that any nation or group of people that attempts to divide, attack, or destroy Israel will pay the ultimate price on Judgment Day. It is therefore not only in America's best interests to continue supporting and protecting Israel, but it is also God's ultimate desire for America and all nations as revealed in Prophecy.

For those reading this who are strangers to Bible prophecy, let me tell you who Obama and Oprah remind me of in regard to the End Times. They unquestionably resemble the infamous Antichrist and the False Prophet, two secretly evil characters who will appear to be good, and will deceive many unsuspecting souls who don't read the Bible or have a personal relationship with God and His Son. So, if that sounds like you and you're voting for Obama, I'd think twice if I were you.

The Bible's Book of Revelation says that the Antichrist - who is a powerful political leader - and the False Prophet - who is a powerful religious leader - will arise to power just before the Great Tribulation, which is a seven year period when God's wrath will be poured out on sinful humanity. This time period will culminate with the Battle of Armageddon - aka World War III - and climax with the Second Coming of Christ to set up His Millennial Kingdom on Earth. Considering what a mess we sinners have made of the world lately (and at nearly every point in history), I'm really looking forward to His reign.

Now, you may wonder, do I think Barack Hussein Obama IS the Antichrist? Well, before I answer that question, I need to explain that there is going to be not one but two Antichrists on the world scene in its final years. The one the Bible calls the King of the North is THE Antichrist, and he will conquer the little antichrist called the King of the South when he attempts to attack the King of the North's territory. I believe the Antichrist, or King of the North will be a prominent leader in the European Union and the world, and that he will be a bonafide prince, just as the Bible says he is. In addition to him, though, there is the little antichrist - the one that Muslims call the Mahdi - and he could be anyone, as long as he thinks like a Neo-Fascist/Radical Muslim.

With his radical anarchist friends, associates in the Nation of Islam, and his leftist political leanings, Barack Hussein Obama has many of the earmarks of being that prophetically little-known individual called the Mahdi. In fact, his father and stepfather were Muslims and the young Obama was schooled in a Muslim community where children currently are regularly taught to lie, cheat and steal from unsuspecting infidels - and even kill them without mercy when the opportunity presents itself. There are even rumors that Obama has a false birth certificate, was not born in Hawaii, but Africa, and is therefore not a naturally born US citizen.

Despite the dire warnings that his Christianity may be - at best - superficial, Barack Obama is very good at pretending to be Christ-like. Couple that with his wild popularity, heavy ecumenical slant, politically correct immorality, slick communication savvy, youthful attractiveness, nearly universal appeal, and heavy funding from Muslims and other special interest groups, and you´ve got many signs proclaiming that Obama could be the Mahdi, a.k.a. the little Antichrist or King of the South. As President of the USA, he could secretly make an agreement with several Arab nations with the objective of destroying Israel. Then, the President may convince the Israelis to sign a peace treaty that will divide Jerusalem between the Israelis and Palestinians - but only if it will allow the Jews to build a new Temple on the Temple Mount near to the Al Aqsa Mosque.

Bible prophecies have much to say about what will happen after that historic peace treaty is signed. Using the guidance of the Holy Spirit that God has given to me and the knowledge I've gained from the Bible and the Gospel in the Stars, this is what I foresee happening then:

First of all, the Rapture - when millions upon millions of Christians around the world will be caught up to heaven to be with Christ forever - will occur around this time. This event will partly cripple the USA and cause it to be less able to defend itself against invasion or to help Israel. This is when the Bible teaches that the Arab-Israeli peace treaty will be broken after three and a half years. At that time, the USA and the Arab nations surrounding Israel will be invaded by a massive multi-nation military force led by the Antichrist, or King of the North in Europe. So, though the Antichrist will help Israel defeat the nations attacking her, Israel will still lose her sovereignty and the entire USA will be under attack. This is known to Bible students as the Gog-Magog Invasion, though most miss that it will be launched against Israel and the USA simultaneously.

Having gained the upper hand around the world, the Antichrist will enter and desecrate the new Jewish Temple in Jerusalem and claim to be a god while demanding worship. This will cause Jews, Muslims, and Christians around the world to revolt against the Antichrist. As an inevitable result, all three religious groups will be targeted for annihilation by the Antichrist, and they all will be heavily persecuted until Christ returns to liberate Israel, destroy the Antichrist and his armies, and save the USA from annihilation.

Even if Barack doesn't win a ticket to the White House this time around, he no doubt will save some of the enormous sums he raised this year for his campaign to run for President again in 2012 - the year that the ancient Mayans predicted would see the end of the world as we know it. Time will certainly tell. And, even if Obama isn't "The One" - because he all too closely resembles that really, really bad guy of the Bible called the Antichrist or his twin in evil called the Mahdi, he certainly won't be getting my vote on Election Day.

By the way, contrary to popular belief, the United States is mentioned quite frequently in Bible prophecy. You just need to know the Language of God to figure it out, and I’d be happy to teach you. Just go to my web site. There you can find out about the four books I’ve written about it and see the many free articles that are available at http://pillar-of-enoch.com.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

NOTE: The following article can also be read on my blogs and at the American Chronicle web site at:

http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/75784


The Day of Trumpets as a Call for Christian Repentance
By Helena Lehman

“L'Shanah Tovah Tikateyvu!”
May you be inscribed in the Book of Life!

This is a traditional blessing that is usually said in greeting on Rosh Hashanah, which means "the Head of the Year," in Hebrew, and is considered to be the Jewish New Year, which always falls on the first day of the seventh month called Tishri on the Jewish Lunar Calendar. It is also known as Yom Teruah, or the Day of Trumpets, which is one of the seven major Jewish Feast Days established by God. Celebrating this day God’s way calls for the ritual blowing of the Shofar or Ram’s horn, which is a type of trumpet fashioned from the actual horn of a ram. As such, the Day of Trumpets is celebrated among Jews and increasing numbers of Christians with the blowing of the Shofar.

Due to its association with the blowing of horns and the coming of the holiest day on the Jewish Calendar - Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement - many Christian scholars recognize Rosh Hashanah’s prophetic connection to the Second Coming of Christ and the resurrection of the dead at the Last Trumpet. Still others see its close connection to an event known as the Rapture, or snatching away of the Church before the wrath of God is poured out on the wicked during the prophesied seven-year time of trouble known as the Great Tribulation, which is associated with the Prophet Daniel’s 70th Week, and the future event known as Jacob’s Trouble, which will be a time of great peril for the Jews in Israel.

Though not all churches believe that the Rapture will occur before the end of the Great Tribulation, many do. There are many proofs in the Bible that the Rapture will occur before the suffering of humanity during the Great Tribulation becomes unbearable. Since this Jewish New Year also marks the beginning of a new seven-year agricultural period known as a Sabbatical Cycle, many think it may coincide with the beginning of the Great Tribulation.

Due to this, expectations are high in some circles that the Rapture or secret return of Christ for His Church will occur on or near to the Feast of Trumpets this year, which will begin at the first sighting of the New Moon at dawn on September 30th, though it will officially begin being celebrated on September 29th this year at dusk. So, though my understanding of the prophecies in the Psalms and the Solar and Lunar Eclipses coming up on Jewish holidays over the next decade have led me to believe that the Rapture will not occur until sometime between the beginning of 2010 and the end of 2012, it is always an intriguing possibility to consider and to prepare for that blessed event.

In Jewish Tradition, the Day of Trumpets marks the beginning of the Days of Awe or Days of Repentance, which are the ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Among Jews and Messianics, this ten day period is a time for fasting and serious introspection, when people are called to consider and repent of their sins over the previous year and to ask God for forgiveness before Yom Kippur. On Yom Kippur, with great pageantry and ritual in Temple times, two goats were sacrificed to atone for the sins of all Israel. This event is directly tied to Christ’s sacrificial death on the Cross for our sins, which is also directly tied to the sacrifice of the lamb on Passover.

The fasting and repentance of the Days of Awe are considered necessary because, in Jewish tradition, the Book of Life is officially opened on Rosh Hashanah, as well as the Book of the Dead. Now, while the Book of Life records the names of all those who will be resurrected into everlasting life on Judgment Day, the Book of the Dead records the names of all those who will perish in hell forever. Furthermore, on Yom Kippur or the Day of Atonement, both of these books are officially closed again for another year. These truths are echoed in the Book of Revelation:

“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.” - Rev. 3:5 (NKJ)

“And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.” - Rev 20:12, 15 (NKJ)

Because the autumn Jewish holidays are tied to the Second Coming of Christ, Rosh Hashanah has increasingly become an important holiday for Christians, who joyfully await their Savior’s return at any moment. For them, Rosh Hashanah represents the fulfillment of God the Father’s promise of salvation for those who repent and accept His Son as their Messiah and King. It also represents the hopeful expectation among many Christians that Christ will soon return for His Bride the Church to attend the Wedding of the Lamb in Heaven while the Great Tribulation is raging on Earth. The biblical precedent for believing this is the Parable of the Ten Virgins (See Matthew 25:1-13).

In this deeply prophetic parable, five foolish virgin handmaids to a bride awaiting the arrival of her groom have to go out to search for oil for their lamps. Meanwhile, the five wise virgins who brought enough oil for their lamps are present at the bride’s home when the groom arrives at night. For this reason, they are mercifully allowed to accompany the bride to the groom’s home, where the wedding is to take place - all in the traditional Jewish fashion.

Now, this parable has little meaning unless it is seen as an allegorical prophecy pertaining to Christ’s return. When viewed in this way, this prophecy is telling us that half of the people who see Christ as their Messiah are not really prepared for His return to Earth to retrieve his Bride the Church, which is symbolized in the New Jerusalem in the Book of Revelation (Rev. 21:9-11). Meanwhile, half of those who profess to be followers of Christ will be sufficiently prepared to accompany Christ to attend the Wedding Supper, which will occur at His Father’s house in Heaven. So, while those who are left behind will have to endure the seven-year Great Tribulation that corresponds to the seven days in a traditional Jewish wedding celebration, the wedding party will be in Heaven celebrating their salvation in Christ and worshipping Him for those same seven years.

Though Rosh Hashanah has particular importance as a prophetic symbol for Christ’s return for His Bride, however, it is important for Messianics and Christians to remember that Christ could return at any time. For this reason, it is always good to make sure you are living a life that you won’t have to be ashamed of when Christ returns. This means that those who love Christ need to continually call on the Holy Spirit to help them become the loving, forgiving, merciful, compassionate, kind and gentle people that Christ calls all of his saints to be - on every occasion.

Though we can never achieve the perfect nature of Christ on our own merit alone, we can - with the help of the Holy Spirit - approximate His loving-kindness and mercy here on Earth until He comes. That is why Rosh Hashanah is a good time of year to remember to ask God for forgiveness, as well as to humbly pray for the Holy Spirit’s guidance. It is also a great time for every Christian to renew their baptismal vows, which are to die to their fleshly sins and to live for Christ instead.

For more information about the timing of the Rapture and the Second Coming of Christ, and to find out more about the Jewish Holy Days at what they prophesy and promise to Christians and Messianics everywhere, consider purchasing the highly acclaimed, heavily researched Language of God Book Series (See: http://pillar-of-enoch.com/language_series/). This four book series features over 2000 pages of engaging text and illustrations that reveal the amazing meaning of God’s prophetic language of symbols. This amazing language can be found in the heavens, as well as in Bible prophecies like those found in the books of Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, and Revelation.

In the meantime, may you find joy in Christ, and may your name be forever inscribed in the Book of Life!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Who Are The 144,000 Witnesses of Revelation?

By Helena Lehman of the
Pillar of Enoch Ministry

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When it comes to deciphering who the 12 times 12,000 Israelites who become the 144,000 Witnesses are, we need to clarify their identity and ministry by actually reading and analyzing the Scriptures concerning them in the Book of Revelation, Chapter 7 and Revelation, Chapter 14. In this article, I present the relevant Scriptures, and word studies of some of the Greek words used in these Scriptures to refer to the 144,000 who are chosen out of Israel. These serve to give a much better picture of who the 144,000 are. Praying to God for guidance from His Holy Spirit to help me understand His Word, the article that follows presents what I found out.

Upon doing this, most note that Revelation 7:4 clearly indicates that the 144,000 are taken from the Twelve Tribes of Israel. However, this does not mean that the 144,000 are strictly modern Jews. In fact, as my Language of God Series Books have exhaustively shown, the modern Jews only signify a fraction of the spiritual and literal Israelites living in today’s world, and throughout the ages. What is being ignored by most commentators on the 144,000 is the fact that there are the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel to consider.

The Ten Lost Tribes consist of people groups that are partly descended from the Ten Tribes dispersed throughout the known world in several successive waves. These Diaspora Israelites can allegorically and literally be associated with over a dozen Middle-Eastern, European and British nations that absorbed three waves of fleeing Israelites and Jews. These three waves occurred successively over a long period of time: once after the ancient Northern Kingdom of Israel fell to the Assyrians, at another time after the southern Kingdom of Judah fell to the Babylonians, and still later when Jerusalem and the Temple were destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD.

The remaining Two Tribes of Israel are represented by the majority of ethnic Jews today, who are descended mostly from the Tribes of Judah and Benjamin. Though there is also a remnant of Diaspora Jews living in Israel today that are descended from all Twelve Tribes, they are not part of Lost Israel, but of Judah because of their total rejection of Yahshua as their Messiah, and their hatred of the Gentiles and Gentile nations they left behind.
       Though this is not true in all cases, many of the Lost Israelites of the Diaspora that live in the West have become a part of the spiritual Israelites who have been adopted into the Kingdom of God through the acceptance of Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross for their sins. In Romans 11:16-24, the Apostle Paul - who was a Benjamite and therefore can be identified as a Jew - taught that the Gentile believers in Yahshua are considered to be wild olive tree branches that are grafted into the natural olive tree that signifies the Israelites naturally descended from Isaac’s son Jacob/Israel. Though they do NOT replace the Jews, the Ten Lost Tribes are reckoned with believing or Messianic Jews as equal members in the Body of Christ, and the loving congregations that form the Two-House Church of Judah and Ephraim. The Two House Church of Judah and Ephraim are referred to in several Bible prophecies as working together with Yahweh God against Satan’s schemes (See Psalm 108:7-9; Isaiah 11:12-14; Ezekiel 37:15-20; and Zechariah 9:12-14).

Revelation 14:4 also tells us that the 144,000 are Firstfruits and virgins who have not “defiled” themselves with “women”. The term “Firstfruits” specifically refers to the First Resurrection, which started when Yahshua rose from the dead, bringing many righteous saints from their tombs to rise up to everlasting life shortly after Him (Matthew. 27:51-53). This Firstfruits action of resurrection into immortal life will occur again in the First Rapture, which may be in the middle of the Tribulation just before the 3-1/2 year Great Tribulation begins. Furthermore, there may be a Second Rapture when the Two Witnesses are raised up and taken to Heaven just before the Battle of Armageddon ensues. See my article “Come Up Here and Come Away” to learn more about my Two Rapture Theory.

In contrast, the Second Resurrection occurs only once, and there is no guarantee that any of these poor souls will be saved after they are judged by the Law. This Last Judgment will occur at the end of the world - just before the New Heaven and Earth are created (See Revelation 20:5 and Revelation 20:11-12).

As Firstfruits, the 144,000 are part of the Firstfruits of the Resurrection, meaning that they have to be immortal saints that have been chosen at the Rapture that occurs before the last dreadful half of the Great Tribulation. Also interesting to note here is the fact that neither Revelation Chapter 7 nor 14 calls these set-apart saints “witnesses,” so that term for them originated out of association. Indeed, since these saints follow and serve only the Lamb of God who is Yahshua and His Father Yahweh, they are very godly and Spirit-filled. From this, we can infer that they are also great witnesses of God’s righteousness, and that they truly reflect God’s character to a lost and dying world.

        In addition to these things, Scripture tells us that the 144,000 are “sealed” (Rev. 7:4). Later in Revelation, we are told that this seal is on the forehead, and it is called the Seal of God (Rev. 9:4). This is reminiscent of the “tau” or cross-shaped mark that an unknown Scribe allegorically put on redeemed Jews’ foreheads just before Jerusalem fell to Nebuchadnezzar (Ezekiel 9:2-4, 11). By the way, this Scribe mentioned by Ezekiel may actually be Enoch, who is called the Scribe of Righteousness in the Book of 1 Enoch (1 Enoch 12:5, 1 Enoch 15:2).

Rather than receiving a visible mark, these 144,000 saints may simply be marked by the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit within them, which serves as an indelible and invisible seal on their foreheads. In fact, the seal of the Holy Spirit guarantees the salvation of all who are truly redeemed in Christ (Ephesians 1:13, Eph. 4:30). Before Christ, this invisible seal of the Spirit was still given to devout Israelites just as Ezekiel attested to, but they had to earn the right to receive it. In other words, they could not simply repent, believe and then be covered by the blood of Christ to sanctify themselves like humble believers may mercifully do today.

Next, we have to determine what the writer means by “virgin” and “women.” Rather than meaning that the 144,000 are all men who never slept with a woman, could the writer be suggesting that these saints were never loyal to any particular church, synagogue, and/or political party? For example, the “Woman clothed with the Sun” in Revelation 12:1-6 represents the righteous Jewish/Israelite bloodline that Yahshua was descended from. As an extension of that righteous bloodline, Yahshua made us into His Church and His Body by His shed innocent blood.

Meanwhile, in Revelation 17:3-6, the “Woman sitting on a Scarlet Beast” represents the apostate churches and false religions of the Tribulation period that are “married to”, or in league with corrupt bankers and dishonest politicians, and “she” worships the same Beast that they have created. This false church is described as a Harlot because of “her” association with the Roman Catholic Church, and the Ecumenical Movement being pushed by the Vatican and the British Monarchy. Sadly, Rick Warren and a host of other American preachers are now in league with Rome and London in their desire to create the New World Order, which will be the world empire of the Beast. They are also working toward creating the wicked one world religion that will ride that economic Beast into perdition for eternity.

For those who don’t know, the Ecumenical Movement supports the false religious doctrine that all paths lead to God, or that man is a god. In addition, ecumenical doctrines include the denial of the reality of sin, and do not teach a need for true repentance or divine forgiveness. Therefore, in Revelation 14:1, where it says: “virgins not defiled by women,” it could very well mean that these saints are not political or religious activists. In fact, this description strongly suggests that the 144,000 are godly saints that live quiet and pious lives apart from worldly religious organizations and political parties, and the associated riches and excesses attached to involvement in both.

If they are truly set-apart or holy, saints who love God give themselves exclusively to Him. As a result, they no longer serve the world, or any institutions that are of the world. In other words, these saints live more like hermits who are detached from the world rather than being active in church or politics, and they are definitely not social butterflies. In fact, they serve exclusively as God’s witnesses to their immediate families, friends, and acquaintances, and perhaps only reach the rest of the world through their own writings or books about their understanding of God and His desire for mankind. Incidentally, this describes my own life over the past twelve years fairly well, and someone once told me that they think I might be one of the 144,000. Though I do not claim this honor, I would be deeply humbled with gratitude if God chose me to be one of them.

There are several Scriptures that define what the nature of the 144,000 should be like. These Scriptures define the most holy or most set-apart of the saints who follow the Way of Yahweh through Yahshua. In the Epistle of John, for example, it says that those who truly love God cannot love the world, for they are mutually exclusive:
“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world - the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life - is not of the Father but is of the world. 17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.” - 1 John 2:15-17
The same Epistle also says: 
“He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness until now. 10 He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him. 11 But he who hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.” - 1 John 2:9-11
Together, these two passages describe the nature of the 144,000. These are saints that do not love the world or the things of the world - such as wealth, fame, worldly success, and hedonism - at all, and they do not pursue mankind’s approval. Instead, they seek Yahweh God’s approval alone, and they love God the Father and their brethren around the world, especially those that claim to love Yahshua, but may not really “know” Him. Those who do not know Christ do not have a personal relationship with Him via the Holy Spirit, and are therefore unable to please God or live a truly set-apart or holy life.

        Now, when translated correctly (as in the NIV Bible instead of the KJV or NKJ), Revelation14:1 says that the 144,000 have Yahshua’s name and His Father Yahweh’s name written on their foreheads (instead of just the Father’s name as in other translations). KJV and NKJ Bibles with footnotes indicate that at least two ancient manuscripts record that “His name and His Father’s name” are written on the foreheads of the 144,000 instead of only “His Father’s name”. This means that these saints have Yahweh’s and Yahshua’s True Names always in their hearts and minds, and they have put themselves into subjection to both God the Father and God the Son, and follow their righteous Laws. It also means that the 144,000 cannot be racially pure religious Jews at all because they honor Yahshua’s Name! Instead they will likely be a mixture of Spirit-filled Messianic Jews and devout Christians who may or may not keep the Jewish Feasts. Again, this is because Christians are adopted into Israel by their active relationship with God and His Son, and some are even physically descended from the Lost Israelites.

As for the purpose of the 144,000 on Earth during the Great Tribulation, it is never actually stated in Scripture, so there is an undeniable air of mystery concerning them. Nonetheless, it seems logical to assume that - due to their being chosen during the Tribulation period - these saints are meant to serve God by leading others to Christ during the Great Tribulation, which is the last 3-1/2 years of the seven-year Tribulation period. As an example of this, we need look no further than the Two Witnesses, who are called to be witnesses for God’s Truth by preaching the Gospel, performing terrifying supernatural miracles to convict the evil world of God’s power, and then by being resurrected from the dead and ascending into Heaven as the whole world watches (Rev. 11:3-12).

Incidentally, just as the Woman Clothed with the Sun in Revelation Chapter 12 that signifies the Two House Church is kept safe for 1,260 days, the Two Witnesses are also commissioned to preach for 1,260 days, which is 3-1/2 years or 42 months - the same length of time that the Beast out of the Sea, or one world government of the Antichrist, will reign over Jerusalem - according to the following Scriptures:
“But leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the Gentiles. And they will tread the holy city underfoot for forty-two months.” - Revelation 11:2
“And he (the Beast out of the Sea) was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months.” - Revelation 13:5
When taken together, these two Scriptures indicate that the Antichrist and his New World Order will only be in control of the world for the last half of Daniel’s Seventieth Week, not the full seven years of the Tribulation. Since the Woman clothed with the Sun is protected in the “wilderness” or place of refuge for the same amount of time, doesn’t it make sense that the First Rapture is tied to the middle of the Tribulation, and not the beginning?

Something few have noted about the 144,000 is that they appear with Christ on Mount Zion in Revelation,Chapter 14, and this portion of the books appears to be dealing with events after the Antichrist declares himself to be God in the middle of the Tribulation. This suggests that Christ will descend to Earth at least three and a half years before the Battle of Armageddon to Rapture the Saints and choose and commission the 144,000.

The Rapture is suggested by the fact that Revelation14:3 says that these 144,000 saints appear to be taken up to Heaven just before the 3-1/2 year Great Tribulation so that they may sing a special worship song that only they can learn to sing. They sing this song before God’s magnificent throne that is surrounded by the four Cherubim or Living Creatures and the Twenty-four Elders representing twelve godly Patriarchs and the Twelve Apostles (Rev.4:2-7, Rev.14:2-3). If this is so, and Scripture says it is, then the 144,000 will be fully immortal, and incapable of being killed when they return to Earth to minister to their lost or apostate brethren during the Great Tribulation!

As shown in my 800-page book “The Language of God in History,” Zion may not only refer to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, but to the Great Pyramid at Giza, which was built on the border between Upper and Lower Egypt by the righteous Sethites who followed Yahweh prior to Noah’s Flood. This huge stone pyramid is tied to the brightest of the constellation Orion’s belt stars called “Al Nitak”, and this bright star may also signify an invisible location in the Third Heaven where Paradise is located, and where Yahshua now resides. In addition, both this star and the pyramid represent the Two-House Church of Israel, and specifically the Bride of Christ, who will one day forever reside in the New Jerusalem with Yahshua. Please see my Blog article about the Great Pyramid by clicking HERE for more details. 

Could God’s Throne be located in another dimension in the vicinity of Orion or Taurus, since Orion is a decan of Taurus? Is this the location of the heavenly Zion where the Saints will travel when the First Rapture occurs? It is possible, since scientists have long speculated that the center of the Universe may be near to the Pleiades star cluster in Taurus. In fact, that may be the reason why the brightest star in the Pleiades is named “Al Cyone”, which means “The Center”.

Could this imply that the Pleiades are tied to the center of the Universe, and the invisible location of God’s Throne room in Heaven? It is certainly possible, and it would also explain why Satan’s henchmen known as demons often disguise themselves as alien beings or “Ascended Masters” and claim to be from the region of the Pleiades. Satan loves to confuse the Saints by tainting everything good that is associated with God the Father and falsely connecting these things with evil, darkness, and deception!

When taking all of these facts into consideration, one thing is clear: the 144,000 Witnesses are a very special group of believers in God’s Kingdom, and they are given a unique position and a great purpose during the Great Tribulation that only Yahweh God understands fully at this time.

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Bible Scholar Helena Lehman is the author or four books, including “The Language of God in Prophecy,” part of a four book series that emphasizes understanding the allegorical language of God to understand both our past spiritual and temporal history and current events. Utilizing prophetic language found in the Bible, the Psalms, the Book of 1 Enoch, the Great Pyramid, and Sacred Astronomy, Helena Lehman expertly shows that we are definitely living in the End Times. The world we know is about to change in terrifying ways, and unless you know who and what to put your allegiance in, your chances of survival are slim. "The Language of God Book Series" is a road map for your survival. Get the entire series today by visiting the Pillar of Enoch Ministry Web Site at: http://pillar-of-enoch.com

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Power and Purpose of Prayer
By Helena Lehman

http://pillar-of-enoch.com

For those of you who aren't sure what believers are called to pray for, or want to be sure God hears our prayers, I created this summary of the many reasons why, when, and how we are called to pray. Here is a short list of causes taken directly from Scripture:

1. Here, Christ asks us to worship and praise God the Father without being repetitive and not by reciting meaningless memorized prayers (a warning not to simply say the rosary, or repeat the same prayer incessantly). Rather, we should pray to the Father in a conversational but reverent way for the Kingdom of God in Christ to be established on Earth, to ask for God to protect us and provide for us, to ask God to forgive us and keep us from sinning, and to ask God to help us forgive those who sin against us - while always remembering to praise our heavenly Father, His Son, and God’s Spirit for all their blessings:

"And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words. Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. In this manner, therefore, pray: our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen." - Matthew 6:7-13 (NKJ)

2. Here, we are shown that we should to pray for deliverance of our brethren who are in prison or being persecuted:

"Now I beg you, brethren, through the Lord Jesus Christ, and through the love of the Spirit, that you strive together with me in prayers to God for me, that I may be delivered from those in Judea who do not believe, and that my service for Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints." - Romans 15:30-31 (NKJ)

3. Here, we are called to give thanks to God for those who strive with us in the faith:

"Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him." - Ephesians 1:15-17 (NKJ)

4. Here, we are shown how to labor for others by beseeching God with zeal to help us and our brethren to do God's Will and act righteously:

"Epaphras, who is one of you, a bondservant of Christ, greets you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God. For I bear him witness that he has a great zeal for you, and those who are in Laodicea, and those in Hierapolis." - Colossians 4:12-13 (NKJ)

5. Here, we are shown that we should thank God in prayer, and ask Him to guide us and our political and religious leaders to live godly, peaceful, and reverent lives even as we pray for all people to find spiritual truth in Christ:

"Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth." - 1 Timothy 2:1-4 (NKJ)

6. Here, we are shown that we need faith to ask God for healing, believing that He will heal us, and that we can confess our sins to God and one another in prayer. Finally, we are told that we can pray for miraculous changes in the weather in order to do God's Will:

"Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit." - James 5:14-18 (NKJ)

Note that this final Scripture about praying for healing includes the idea that we need to recognize our sins and ask God for forgiveness in order to be considered righteous before God and men, as well as to be heard when we pray. It also makes it clear that healing is a gift that is not ordinarily meant to be given in secret, but to give faith to others.

That is why - if at all possible - the sick should seek anointing, a laying on of hands, and the prayers of the righteous in their community when they desire healing. However, no matter what the circumstances, God can perform healing at any time when a person has faith that he or she will be healed, and asks God in a way that is pleasing to Him!

Remember - God doesn't like memorized or repetitious prayers! He wants you to talk to Him like He was your own human father, but with a tad more reverence, and a whole lot more love.

Finally, this last Scripture shows us that a righteous person who loves God dearly can miraculously control the weather if it is God's Will. This may not sound possible, but with God, "all things are possible for the person who believes" (See Mark 9:23).

This is not an exhaustive list, but was created to help everyone get an idea of how, when and why we should pray. Hope you find it helpful!


NOTES from Helena Lehman:

I hope you will consider sharing this article with your friends and family, and I encourage you to do so. Just be sure to let others know I wrote it by leaving the by-line intact. :-)

All Scriptures were taken from the New King James Version of the Bible.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Could the Prophecy of a Mid-East War in Psalm 108 Be Fulfilled on the 9th of Av This Year?

By Helena Lehman

Elmwood Park, Illinois, USA - August 6th, 2008 - Today, I thought I would take some time to write about an upcoming important date on the Jewish calendar that may be significant this year, especially in light of my past interpretations of the End-Time prophecies hidden in the Psalms.

This Sunday, August 10th, 2008 will be the 9th of Av on the Jewish calendar. Though few people know it, this is a major day of mourning for the Jewish people because of the destructions of the First and Second Temples that occurred long ago on that day.

As a result, many Jews in Israel and around the world will be in a somber mood remembering the loss of their temples this August 10th. In addition they will be mourning many other acts of Anti-Semitism that have occurred on the 9th of Av throughout history, such as the many pogroms and expulsions against the Jews in Europe, England, and other places around the globe.

Ominously, there is a prophecy in Psalm 108 about a war between the West and the Middle East over the dividing of Israel and Jerusalem. In fact, I wrote a detailed article about it last year called: “The Amazing Hidden Prophecy in Psalm 108 and the War on Terror - Are They Connected?” If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend it.

In that article, I explained how Psalm 108 corresponds with the years 2008 and 2009. It is therefore highly likely that this prophesied war will occur this year or next - providing God doesn’t delay it for some reason. If there are no delays, some tragic event could occur surrounding the current surrender of portions of Israeli territory to those to whom it does not belong. Indeed, if authorities attempt to divide the city of Jerusalem anytime soon, it could precipitate a war in the Middle East between Israel and several other Middle Eastern countries this year, and it certainly could occur on the 9th of Av.

Regardless of what happens to Israel or the Jewish people this Sunday, there are signs that the war prophesied in Psalm 108 is very near on the horizon. These signs include the ongoing missiles and other acts of Terror being relentlessly directed at Israelis from the Palestinian and Syrian Terrorists, Russia’s recent military exercises via air and sea in the Baltic Sea and Atlantic Ocean, Iran’s refusal to stop their nuclear enrichment program, Israel’s recent military air strike against Syria, and the worry expressed by the US Government in regard to Iran’s hatred toward Israel and the West, especially the USA.

It will be interesting to see what does unfold in Israel and the Middle East this year, and what part the United States will play in it, considering that Israel is having upcoming elections for the seat of Prime Minister, and there will be a Presidential election here in the USA this November.

With both countries anticipating new leaders at the helm, many changes may soon be on our political and economic horizons.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Purim, Spring Equinox, and Easter Blessings!

My, how quickly this year is speeding by, with Easter and spring just around the corner. Here where I live in the Chicago area, there are still no real signs that spring is almost here. Whereas this time last year the crocuses were blooming around my home, no sprouts have even dared to appear above the mulch layer in our flower beds yet.

This year, Easter falls on Sunday, March 23rd, 2008, which is almost a full month ahead of Passover. In fact, it almost coincides with the Spring Equinox on March 20th, and the Jewish Feast of Purim, a Full-Moon celebration beginning on the evening of Good Friday, March 21st, 2008. This is an extremely rare event, and one worth noting for the tremendous amount of spiritual symbolism that comes into play with the intersection of these two holidays with two notable celestial events.

For one thing, many don’t know that the true story behind the Jewish celebration of Purim holds much prophetic and symbolic significance for Christians. I discuss this prophetic significance in my book “The Language of God in Humanity.” In addition, this book explains how Easter and Passover are related, and also why they are not often celebrated in conjunction with each other, as they ought to be.

As some may know, Easter is determined by finding the first Sunday to occur after the first Full Moon after the Spring Equinox. Amazingly, all of these prerequisites are being met this year in the space of only four days! This is a remarkably rare event. It is also remarkable for Purim to be celebrated so close to Easter - a holiday with a name that is highly reminiscent of the name Esther. Esther was the Jewish heroine of the Purim story who became the Queen of Persia. Her story was so remarkable that an entire book in the Old Testament of the Bible is devoted to her trials and triumphs.

Though, on the surface, this similarity in names between Esther and Easter seems to be a coincidence, there is much more to this than first meets the eye. For example, though Easter celebrates Christ’s victory over sin and death, and His resurrection from the dead, and Purim celebrates the triumph of the Jews over religious and political oppression and tyranny, they both deal with freedom from spiritual restraint and fleshly bondage. They both also have clear prophetic messages to share with the Gentile Church about the Great Tribulation, and the First Resurrection.

For those who want to know more about the spiritual meaning behind the symbols of Purim, Easter and Passover, you might want to read my article and excerpts concerning these Holy Days, and their relationship to Christ’s death and resurrection. The article about Passover’s meaning is available in the Free Articles section of my Pillar of Enoch Ministry web site. The two book excerpts from “The Language of God in Humanity” are available in PDF format. One focuses on Purim’s symbolic prophetic significance for the Church, and the other is about the timing of Christ’s death and resurrection in relation to Passover and Easter.

Please note that the Purim excerpt now includes the entire section in the book that covers Purim, whereas only half of that section was available to read free online before today. Here are links to these resources:

Article: A Christian View of Passover, On line version:
http://pillar-of-enoch.com/essays/passover.html

PDF version:

http://pillar-of-enoch.com/essays/PassoverHaggadah.pdf

This next link will take you to the synopsis page for “The Language of God in Humanity:”

http://www.pillar-of-enoch.com/Language_of_God_in_Humanity/

Once you get there, scroll down to the PDF excerpt links that read:

“Prophecies Hidden in the Feasts of Israel - Focus on Purim”

“The Timing of, and Heavenly Signs at Christ’s Death and Resurrection”


For those of you who would like to learn how deeply the Language of God can enrich your understanding of the Bible, the book that these excerpts come from is highly recommended. Autographed copies of “The Language of God in Humanity” are on sale for $8 off the retail price in my Pillar of Enoch Ministry bookstore. Here is the link to order this 630-page, illustrated and indexed resource:

http://www.pillar-of-enoch.com/bookstore/index.html

I hope these resources will richly bless your understanding of Easter, Purim, Passover, the Language of God, and the wonderful, loving Creator God who uses this divine language to communicate to us.

Yours in Yahshua,
Helena Lehman
http://www.pillar-of-enoch.com