Wednesday, March 30, 2016

THE RAPTURE PROMISE AT THE RESURRECTION!

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Did you know that our beloved Messiah Yahshua or Jesus said something very important about Heaven that is connected to the Rapture right after His resurrection from the dead, and He chose to tell it to none other than Mary Magdalene? Well, it's true! But if you are unfamiliar with Scripture, you may not have heard about it before. So let me enlighten you with this astounding truth of what Christ said to Mary on that Sunday, or first day of the week during Passover Week, and what it meant:
~*~ John 20:16-17 ~*~ “Jesus said to her, “Mary!”
She turned and said to Him, “Rabboni!” (which is to say, Teacher).
Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.’”
Astoundingly, at that time, Jesus told this beloved, formerly demonized, but fully reformed woman named Mary, who was His dear friend, that He was ascending to Heaven on that very day, which was the day of the Firstfruits Offering in the Temple to Yahweh in Jerusalem during the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which was also known as Passover Week. Therefore, just as the wave sheaf offering of some of the "early-ripened" Barley stalks of the Spring Harvest were presented before God the Father in the Temple Holy Place, Christ was presenting Himself as the Firstfruits of the Resurrection to His Father in the Heavenly Temple!

This ascension into Heaven immediately after the Resurrection of Christ is a type or foreshadowing of the prophetic promise of the coming First Resurrection and Rapture, or catching away of the saints to Heaven that is mentioned in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, where it says:
~*~ 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 ~*~ “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.”
This is likely going to happen in the near future, allowing the newly resurrected saints to participate in the Wedding of the Lamb of God in Heaven. This will happen before these same saints return with Christ to an Earth ruined by the Wrath of God. At that time, the saints will aid Christ and his holy angels in fighting the Battle of Armageddon, when the armies of the Devil aligned against Christ and His saints will perish in the Valley of Jezreel or Megiddo, which is just south of the Sea of Galilee (also known as Lake Tiberius). Then the Millennial Rule of Christ will be set up, and we will aid Christ in restoring and renewing the Earth at that time so that it will be fit for human and animal habitation once again. Isn't that amazing and wonderful?! I sure think so!

As this video that I've linked to below tells in a reenactment of the Gospel of Matthew, the First Resurrection actually began with the raising up of many saints in the Holy land right after Yahshua rose from the dead. Like Yahshua's presentation before God the Father in Heaven on the Day of the Firstfruits Offering, this limited First Resurrection of the Saints was a foreshadowing of the Rapture or Catching Away of the Tribulation Saints to Heaven:

Easter Song - Keith Green 
(With Re-enactment of Christ's Death and Resurrection) 

That's why I like to say "Maranatha!", which means "Come, Oh Lord!" {See 1 Corinthians 16:22, which says: “If anyone does not love the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be accursed. O Lord, come!” or, with some Hebrew and Greek added, says “If anyone does not love Adonai Yahshua Ha Machiach, Anathema! Maranatha!”. Also see my footnote at the end of this article}. 

We believers do not say Anathema! and Maranatha! idly, because the wickedness of this current world tells us that Christ's return is imminent, and many of us watching with great longing for His soon arrival. I pray and hope that you are too. In the meantime, I hope that you will also read my recent article that goes into more depth concerning why I believe that the Rapture will be soon - despite protestations on the part of some ministries that deny the hope of the Rapture, and are warning that we will have to suffer through most of the worst part of the Great Tribulation before we are rescued from it. Here is the title and link to my more detailed Rapture hope article:

MY HOPE IN A COMING RAPTURE, 
DESPITE DIRE WARNINGS!

In the meantime, I hope you will enjoy listening to this wonderful worship song rejoicing over Christ's resurrection, and what it means to us:

He Is Risen - Glen Spencer

I Truly Hope This Article Blesses You!
God bless you all, and Maranatha! 
Yahshua is coming for us very, very soon!
Are you Ready?

With Much Love From

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


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Footnote: 1 Corinthians 16:22 contains the Greek expression "Anathema" or "Accursed" where it is translated "let them (i.e. apostates) be accursed!". This is followed by "Maranatha", which means "The Lord Comes" or "The Lord is Coming". This part of 1 Corinthians 16:22 should therefore most likely read: "Let them be accursed (or left behind) at the Lord's coming (in the Rapture)!"