Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Case For And Against A Mid-Tribulation Rapture In 2014 Through 2016

Pillar of Enoch Antechamber - Prophetic Dates Revealed
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IMPORTANT NOTE: This Article was fully updated to
reflect new ideas and suppositions on 
July 1st, 2014 and November 12th, 2014. 

Many people in the Church and among Messianics often overlook the fact that Yahshua ascended into Heaven after His Resurrection not once, but twice. Though it is not often taught, Yahshua was presented to His Father in Heaven as the Firstfruits of the Resurrection, which was symbolically represented by the firstfruits of the Barley harvest that was offered in the Temple to Yahweh each year in Jerusalem. This is highly significant, as I will now explain.

In order to be presented as the Firstfruits of God's Harvest of Saints, Yahshua actually ascended to Heaven in SECRET just after His Resurrection, which was on the day of the Firstfruits Offering in the Temple, and the official start date for the counting of the Omer (although the Jews erroneously count it from the day of Passover). The Second time that Yahshua ascended to Heaven occurred later, in the presence of all His disciples 40 days after His Resurrection, or 10 days before Pentecost or Shavuot (Acts 1:3, Acts 1:9-11). So this is a picture of Yahshua's Two Comings: once in the Rapture SECRETLY, and once at the Battle of Armageddon in full view of all (Revelation, Chapter 19).

Fascinatingly, Yahshua our Messiah was represented as the first of the firstfruits in the Wave Sheaf Offering! Hallelu-Yah! This Sheaf of Barley signifies those who rose from the dead right after Yahshua did and appeared in Jerusalem, as well as the small number of Wise Virgins and Bride of Christ that will be taken up to Heaven in the Rapture to come. The firstfruits of the Barley Harvest was always offered in the Temple to Yahweh on the Sunday after the regular Sabbath during Passover Week. At the time that Yahshua rose, that Sunday was the fourth day of Passover Week, or the Feast of Unleavened Bread. As the fourth day, it corresponds to the Servant Lamp in a traditional Seven-Branched Menorah, as shown in this menorah illustration that I made:

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On that day, in the middle of the week, our Risen Messiah was presented to His Father in His Heavenly Temple - after seeing Mary Magdalene in the Garden where His tomb was. This Secret Ascension of Yahshua signifies the Rapture of the Saints in the middle of the week! It is therefore a symbolic type of the Pre-Wrath Rapture in the middle of the final Tribulation Week, or Daniel's Prophetic 70th Week - also known as the time of Jacob's Trouble. We are very near to this time right now, as the Signs in the Heavens, the dates hidden in the Great Pyramid's interior measurements, and the Hallel Psalms have shown me.

Some say that Yahshua ascended to Heaven ten days before Pentecost so that He could send the Holy Spirit in His Place to fulfill the prophetic meaning of Pentecost. But if that was the case, wouldn't it make more sense for Yahshua to wait until Pentecost or Shavuot to make the exchange? For this reason and many others, I believe that the Rapture could take place between the Day of the Firstfruits offering, which falls on Easter or Resurrection Sunday, and Pentecost or Shavuot rather than on the Feast of Trumpets, also called Yom Teruah or Rosh Hashanah by the Jews.

In another illustration taken from my book "The Language of God in Prophecy", which is available for purchase at my POEM web site and at Amazon as a paperback or Kindle book, I also showed the prophetic fulfillment of God's Plan of Salvation using a Nine-Branched Chanukiah, or Chanukah Menorah, as shown in the illustration below:

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In this illustration from my book, which received much praise from believers all over the world when I posted it to my timeline on Facebook several years ago, note how I labeled the First Rapture on the space between the Third Lamp tied to the Day of the Firstfruits Offering, and the Fourth Lamp, which is tied to the Feast of  Pentecost or Shavuot. I truly believe God's Spirit inspired me to do this, and this article explains why He did so!

Fascinatingly, the Holy Spirit impressed upon me that Pentecost is spiritually tied to the First Rapture. It is also technically tied to the Middle of the Jewish Feast Calendar, not to the beginning like Passover Week. But since Yahshua ascended to Heaven secretly on the day He rose from the dead, and this was a symbol of the Rapture of the Church, the First Rapture could also be tied to Easter or the Day that the Firstfruits Offering that was made in the Temple to Yahweh in Jerusalem during Passover Week or the Feast of Unleavened Bread. To clarify what I am saying here, I have written another article today. Here is the link to it on my POEM Blog:

PASSOVER WEEK HAS ALWAYS
BEEN KEPT BY GENTILE BELIEVERS!
Since I believe that the Rapture is associated with the Sixth Seal Judgment when the Wrath of God is announced as forthcoming, it will likely be a Mid-Tribulation, Pre-Wrath event. It therefore makes perfect sense for it to be associated with the day of Firstfruits, which is the true beginning of the traditional Jewish Counting of the Omer that leads to the mid-year Feast of Pentecost or Shavuot - when the Counting of the Omer ends - rather than the Feast of Trumpets, aka Rosh Hashanah.

In my study of Jewish Weddings, I noted that some scholars recorded that the Bride and Groom didn't get sequestered away privately until sometime after the ceremony. In other words, they enjoyed the celebration with the other Wedding guests for a time before that. So, following that pattern (which is seen in modern weddings with the reception immediately afterward that the Bride and Groom also attend) this suggests that the Rapture is not necessarily at the beginning of the 7-year Tribulation, but sometime AFTER it begins. But, though the Rapture may be closer to the Mid-Tribulation point, it is definitely connected to the point when God's Wrath is released during the Sixth Seal Judgment - whenever this may be.

According to the hidden symbology of the Book of Revelation, the Rapture and the appearance of the Two Witnesses are prophetically tied to the Middle of the Tribulation. This can be discerned by the fact that the Two Witnesses appear in Revelation, Chapter 11, which is the Middle Chapter in the Book of Revelation’s 22 Chapters, and they serve for 1,260 Days or 3-1/2 years. Furthermore, the Woman Clothed With The Sun being taken to the Wilderness or Place Of Refuge (in the Rapture) appears in Revelation, Chapter 12, and she is assigned to Her place for 1,260 Days or 3-1/2 Years! Therefore, the appearance of the Two Witnesses appears to coincide with the Rapture of the Bride of Christ in the MIDDLE of the Tribulation.

According to the 10 Blood Moons marked on my Tribulation Time-Chart between December 21st, 2010 and January 21st, 2019, the Tribulation began on December 21st, 2010, and the Middle of the Tribulation (1,260 days or 3-1/2 years later) literally fell on Shavuot or the Feast of Weeks on June 3rd, 2014 this year. This is the Jewish date for Pentecost, which is the MIDDLE Feast on the Jewish Sacred Calendar. But since the Rapture did not occur on June 3rd or 4th, 2014, and it will likely occur at a time when no one suspects, it could happen anytime between now and June 2016. The idea of the Rapture occurring ten days before Pentecost does make sense prophetically, however, so maybe it will occur around Pentecost or Shavuot in 2015 or 2016. It would be wonderful if it were sooner, however.

In addition to the Antechamber Illustration at the beginning of this article, I made another illustration that overlaps the Antechamber and the Heavenly Sign portion of my Tribulation Timeline. This illustration shows how the Signs in the Heavens tie in to the measurements used in the Antechamber. This illustration has been included in the most recent edition of my book "The Language of God in Prophecy":

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According to the Signs in the Heavens, where there are Triple Blood Moons framing the years 2011 and 2018, and the Great Pyramid ascending passage end correlation, the Tribulation corresponding to Daniel's 70th Week likely began in the year 2011, and will end between 2016 and 2018, which may be the time it takes for the final battles and cleansing of the Earth that must take place before Yahshua's Kingdom on Earth is inaugurated.

Fascinatingly, when God gave me the key to decipher the measurements in the Antechamber of the Great Pyramid to find its date correlations, I was shown that the beginning of the year should not be reckoned as Rosh Hashanah, but as the first day of the Jewish Month of Nissan, which falls on the Jewish New Moon day of April 1st, or April Fool's Day this year.

God's Spirit also showed me that the date of Passover in 2012 symbolically marked the end of the first year of the seven-year Tribulation, and the escalation of His prophetic Tribulation Timeline, as laid out in the Bible's Books of Daniel, Ezekiel and Revelation. See my Antechamber diagram at the top of this article for the dates found at the beginning and end of the short entrance passage into the main area of the Antechamber to see this. When doing so, please note that April 5th, 2011 and April 7th, 2012 are the dates that the Jewish Lunar Calendar date of Nissan 1 fell on in those years.

It is also fascinating to note here that the date found at the end of the Antechamber exit passage correlates to June 1st, 2016, which is exactly 10 days before the Jewish Feast of Pentecost or Shavuot on June 11th, 2016. I think this is both remarkable and significant, since Yahshua ascended to Heaven in a Rapture-like event exactly ten days before Pentecost! It could also be a clue as to when the Rapture may occur before the Great Tribulation. Since it didn't happen this year as I had hoped, could it be ten days before Shavuot in 2015, which will begin on the night of May 23rd, 2015? Or could the Great Pyramid Antechamber actually be marking the date before the Jewish Feast of Shavuot in 2016 that is connected somehow to the Rapture of the True Church?

If the Rapture is going to occur sometime in 2016, then my assertion that the Tribulation began in 2011 based on the Signs in the Heavens - and that the Rapture should occur at the Mid point of the Tribulation - would have to be incorrect, as the Great Tribulation should begin at the time of the Rapture, which appears to be clearly connected with the Six Seal Judgment - when the Wrath of God is prophetically acknowledged as beginning. However, no one really knows how long each of the 21 judgments that our righteous and just God will inflict the world with during the Tribulation. In fact, though most of us speculators like to think of these occurring over  7 years, while others assume it will be over a 42 month (3-1/2 year) period, could it be that most of the Trumpet and all of the Bowl Judgments won't occur until close to the very end of the Great Tribulation?

If the Trumpet and Bowl Judgments are not until the end of the Tribulation - and this could very well be the case - then the Rapture cannot be Mid-Tribulation, but must be viewed as Pre-Wrath, as well as much later into the Tribulation than most have suspected - or wished to contemplate. Though all who love Yahshua would agree that it would be better for us if the Rapture happened long before this, we don't know when it will happen, or at what point in the judgment of the world it will be. So we shall have to wait patiently, and keep looking up.

Another interesting date correlation in the Antechamber diagram is found at the start of, or opening into the very narrow EXIT passage in the Antechamber into the King's Chamber that signifies the Millennial Kingdom. This date correlates to June 30th, 2014 or July 1st, 2014, and it suggests that the Great Tribulation will begin sometime shortly after that date. Since I believe that the Rapture is Pre-Wrath rather than Pre-Tribulation, it may not happen for sometime after July 1st, 2014. In fact, it may not happen until just before the Sixth Seal is opened, whenever that may be, for this is when God's Wrath in Judgment of the whole world will truly begin.

This narrow passage leading out of the Antechamber offers July 1st, 2014 as the start date and June 1st, 2016 as the end date of some prophetic period, whether it be the actual length of the Great Tribulation, or the prelude to the worst part of the Great Tribulation, which may not occur until just before Yahshua touches down on the Earth at His Second Coming. Shortly after Yahshua does return, He will slaughter the armies surrounding Jerusalem.

Interestingly, this period of time partly overlaps the time of the Blood Moon Tetrad on Jewish Feasts of 2014 and 2015. To read my related article concerning these Blood Moons, click on the link below:

The Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014 and 2015 - A Visual Prophetic Guide

Although the Rapture is a Pre-Wrath event, we have no idea when the Sixth Seal Earthquake and Pole Shift that opens the time of God's Wrath will occur. If the Wrath of God had been unleashed before the end of June 2014, the Rapture should have occurred before then. But since it has not, we will have tow wait patiently for Yahshua to return at an hour when we do not expect!

Furthermore, since that narrow passage leading out of the Antechamber and into the King's Chamber (symbolic of the Millennial Rule of Christ) ends on a date that is exactly ten days before Shavuot on June 11th, 2016, it suggests that Yahshua may DESCEND onto the Earth on the same day that He Ascended into Heaven, which was ten days before Shavuot in 31 AD - only He may return ten days before Shavuot in 2016. At the time that He descends to Earth, Yahshua will land in or near Jerusalem, Israel, and go from there to fight the Battle of Armageddon on the plains of Megiddo. Interestingly, Shavuot in 2016 will be very near to the middle of the year marked by the June 20th, 2016 Summer Solstice.

According to the Antechamber and the Signs in the Heavens, then, two scenarios seem to be apparent. Either the Rapture may be sometime in 2014 or 2015, and Yahshua might return to fight the Battle of Armageddon in mid 2016 - or the Rapture could be around Shavuot in 2016 and the Trumpet and Bowl Judgment will occur in quick succession at the end of the Great Tribulation - whenever this may be. As for the 42 months allotted to the ministry of the Two Witnesses, could it be that some commentators are correct in assuming that the Two Witnesses are not two individuals at all, but may be the body of Jews and Christians that will live through the Tribulation?

If the Jews and Christians living in the world are the Two Witnesses, could the Rapture of the Saints be spiritual only at first? If so, this would mean that the Saints will be leaving their bodies behind - only to be resurrected on the Earth three and a half days after their apparent deaths in this world! This would also mean that the actual Rapture or Catching Away would occur at that the time of their resurrection - and not at the time of their physical deaths. Unfortunately, though this is as likely a scenario as my first assumption, all of this is speculation, and only one thing is certain. At the time of His return, Yahshua will destroy the wicked, and then cleanse and restore the Earth in preparation for the setting up of His Millennial Kingdom.

Hallelu-Yah! I am looking forward to that glorious day with great anticipation.

Come Adonai Yahshua, Come!

Yours In Yahshua,
Helena Lehman of the
Pillar of Enoch Ministry
Ministry Web Site: http://pillar-of-enoch.com

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AN IMPORTANT PS: If you are confused because my timeline for Tribulation events doesn't follow the "accepted" or "traditional" view of the timing of the the Tribulation or Daniel's Seventieth Week, that's understandable. But, after much study and prayer, I have come to the conclusion that many of the theories of the big-name Prophecy Teachers are incorrect, and the Rapture is either a Mid-Tribulation or Pre-Wrath event, as is the opening of the Sixth Seal Judgment. I also think the theories surrounding who the Two Witnesses are need to be questioned, as I did above. 

To find out more about my views when I had assumed that the First Rapture was a Mid-Tribulation event (although I should have entertained the idea that it could very well be Pre-Wrath), please read the article linked to below, which is an excerpt from my revised book "The Language of God in Prophecy", available to purchase at Amazon.com as a paperback or Kindle book, and on my POEM Web Site as a downloadable E-Book and autographed paperback:

Come Up Here and Come Away! - Clues For Two Raptures

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To Download the Online PDF Version of This Article:
http://pillar-of-enoch.com/archive/Case-For-And-Against-Rapture-in-2014-through-2016.pdf

FOR FURTHER STUDY: To find out more about the Great Pyramid's prophetic qualities and the amazing prophetic significance of the Signs in the Heavens, visit by POEM Ministry web site and consider buying my Language of God Book Series, especially the last two books in the four book series. Here is the link to find out more about the Language of God Series books, and to order them from my POEM ministry web site:


The Language of God Book Series - Synopses and Excerpts

A very short recap of the hundreds of pages of information that I have written concerning the Great Pyramid or Pillar of Enoch can also be found on my POEM Blog at the following links:


The Witness of the Pillar of Enoch - Part 6

A New Revelation Tied To The Great Pyramid Antechamber

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