Monday, February 11, 2019

HOW YAHSHUA'S TRUE DISCIPLES DEFINE SALVATION!

A Beggar Being Ignored By Prospering Christians -"Faith Without Works Is Dead!"
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NOTE: All Scripture References Are 
Quoted At The End Of This Article

If you are a believer in Yahshua or Jesus, you believe that this statement is true: "Salvation is by Grace, not of Works, so that no one can boast" (Ephesians 2:1-10). Indeed, true Salvation is by the Unmerited Divine Favor or Grace that's given to those who know that they are terrible sinners in need of a Savior. They also know that the ONLY way that they can know how to identify sin and flee from it is through knowing Yahweh's Moral Law (Romans 3:19-26).

After being convicted of sin through the Law, sinners must want to repent or TURN AWAY from their sins (Acts 2:38), and they must believe that they are in need of a perfect Savior. Furthermore, they must know that there is only ONE Savior or Messiah, and He is called Yahshua the Messiah. But if you're not showing good works inspired by the Holy Spirit in you, it's evidence that your salvation is either not legitimate or is incomplete, and that you are not born again yet (Acts 8:12-17). Being born again is a gift of believing in Yahshua or Jesus that seals us with the Holy Spirit for the day of our redemption. As the Apostle Paul wrote:
Ephesians 1:13-14 ~ “In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.” 
This statement about how we are sealed with the Holy Spirit when we believe in Yahshua sounds clear and simple enough. Unfortunately, however, it has been abused because some people lack understanding of what it means to BELIEVE in Yahshua so that we can be sealed and counseled by the Spirit of God. Belief in Yahshua is not just the act of recognizing that we need a perfect Savior, and that Yahshua - as the Incarnate Son of God - is the only one that will do. According to the Word of God, believing in Yahshua means that we not only believe that He is the Son of God that was born of a virgin, but that He also lived a perfect life, never sinned, and was tortured and died a criminal's death to pay for our sins once and for all time. It also means that we believe that Yahshua rose from the dead with a literal flesh and bone body (See Luke 24:39), that He was spiritually empowered with amazing strength and everlasting life, and that He imparts the gift of the Holy Spirit only to those who truly love and follow Him (See 1 Corinthians 15:1-8, quoted at end).

I am emphasizing that last point on the nature of a saving type of belief because Yahshua explicitly stated that His true disciples love Him so much that they keep His Commandments (John 14:15-21). Yahshua also said that His Commandments call us to to love our Heavenly Father Yahweh fully, to love ourselves fully, and to love others as we love ourselves in Christ (Matthew 22:36-40). If we're doing that, or at least moving toward being more like that, then we'll be striving to be kind, merciful and compassionate toward everyone, and we'll be striving to not do any deliberately bad things to our spirits or bodies, or to the spirits and bodies of those around us. In other words, their true belief in Christ will be evident in their good works.

This is WHY James the brother of Yahshua truthfully said that "Salvation Without (Good) Works Is Dead" (James 2:14-17). In other words, you may say that you're saved, and that you believe in Yahshua, but then you don't show it. Instead of living in a sober-minded and kindhearted fashion, you choose to continue living the way that you always have, and you do not change your carnal ways at all. This is a clear sign to anyone who is observant that you still love this fallen world that Satan rules with its overbearing passions and lusts for power, prestige and pleasure (1 Corinthians 3:1-5).

It is also a sign that you do not value your Heavenly Father's graciousness in forgiving your sins, or the gift of salvation that His Son Yahshua suffered and died to give to you. Indeed, Yahshua was a PERFECT atonement sacrifice, and He paid your death penalty for sin so that Yahweh could give you everlasting forgiveness (Hebrews 9:11-15). So, if you are a Wise Virgin (more on this in a bit!), then you'll be so much in love with Yahshua for His loving sacrifice that you'll be striving to be more like Him. This means that you'll be striving after the fruits and gifts of the Holy Spirit, and striving to bless others with the gifts that Yahweh blesses you with (1 Corinthians 12:1-11). But if you're a Foolish Virgin, it means that your salvation is not living or active. Therefore, it's useless, and it's as good as dead!

If you say that you're saved, but you're focused on the pleasures and trails of this life, and you are not looking for the return of Yahshua or Jesus as He commanded, then you are going to be spiritually asleep. So, even if you did receive the Holy Spirit initially when you believed in Yahshua, then you are not listening to the Spirit's voice, and you are not growing in your faith (John 14:22-27). As a result, you are not going to be ready when Yahshua comes for His Bride in the Rapture.

Also remember the Foolish Virgins in the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins, whose spiritual lamps did not have enough OIL, or fruits and gifts of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 25:1-13; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11). What many people overlook is that these Virgin attendants of the Bride of Christ are Virgins because they are saved, and so Yahweh sees them as spotless lambs. Otherwise they would not be called Virgins, but Harlots! But the Foolish Virgins are taking their salvation for granted by not watching for Christ's return, and striving to live a life that is pleasing to Him. That is why they get shut out of the Wedding Banquet, which is going to be held in Heaven:

Foolish Virgins Are Shut Out of the Wedding Banquet - Click Image To Enlarge
Also remember that - because the Foolish Virgins needed more OIL (OR GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT) - they were not present when the Heavenly Bridegroom Yahshua came for His Bride or Church full of born again saints! As a result they lost their rewards, one of which is to be taken up in the Rapture,  and so they were left behind. The Wise Virgins and the Bride are to be taken to Heaven in the Rapture as a beautiful reward for living a life of servant-hood for Yahweh.

But the Foolish Virgins will be left behind due to their waywardness. As a result, they will be refined in the fire of the Great Tribulation, and they will have to suffer many hardships, and possible martyrdom. Sadly, the Foolish Virgins are too spiritually asleep to know or care when the Bridegroom will return. So they aren't going to be ready, and Yahshua said that He will return at an unexpected time. So only those who are watching will be caught up to Heaven in His rescue operation!

Again, believers need to remember that the Rapture is NOT a gift of salvation. It is a gift given to believers that show deep love for the Father, Son and Spirit, and also who show much love for fellow believers - even those who are wayward - by showing them how to please Yahweh with their obedience to His Moral Law, a knowledge of which will encourage them to regularly perform unselfish acts of mercy and lovingkindness.

In closing, I encourage all believers to read the other articles that I have linked to at the end of this article. It would also be wise for all to become familiar with the important scriptures quoted after the list of articles on this page that stand as proof to the doctrinal accuracy of this article.

AS YAHSHUA SAID: WATCH! 

With Love From
Your Sister In Yahshua
Helena Lehman of the
Pillar of Enoch Ministry
http://pillar-of-enoch.com
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RECOMMENDED FURTHER READING:

WHAT COMMANDMENTS MUST BELIEVERS
KEEP UNDER THE NEW COVENANT OF GRACE?
pillarofenoch.blogspot.com/2013/08/what-commandments-must-believers-keep.html

SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS, THE 
DESTROYER OF THE CHURCH!
http://pillarofenoch.blogspot.com/2013/08/spiritual-blindness-destroyer-of-church.html

ABIDING UNDER THE SHADOW
OF GOD'S WINGS OR TALLIT!
http://pillarofenoch.blogspot.com/2017/09/abiding-under-shadow-of-gods-wings-or-tallit.html

HOW TO UNDERSTAND THE ONCE SAVED,
ALWAYS SAVED (OSAS) DOCTRINE
https://pillarofenoch.blogspot.com/2018/08/how-to-understand-once-saved-always-saved-doctrine.html 

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The Pertinent Scriptures That Inspired This Article:

Matthew 22:36-40 ~ “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?” 37 Jesus (Yahshua) said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

Matthew 25:1-13 ~ The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins ~ “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3 Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, 4 but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5 But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept. 6 And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!’ 7 Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ 9 But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’ 10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut. 11 Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’ 12 But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.’ 13 Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.”

John 14:15-21 ~ “If you love Me, keep My commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. 19 A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also. 20 At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. 21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”

John 14:22-27 ~ “Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, “Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?” 23 Jesus (Yahshua) answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. 24 He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me. 25 These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

Acts 2:38 ~ “Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ (Yahshua the Messiah) for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”

Acts 8:12-17 ~ “But when they believed Philip as he preached the things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ (Yahshua the Messiah), both men and women were baptized. 13 Then Simon himself also believed; and when he was baptized he continued with Philip, and was amazed, seeing the miracles and signs which were done. 14 Now when the apostles who were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them, 15 who, when they had come down, prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit. 16 For as yet He had fallen upon none of them. They had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus (Adonai Yahshua). 17 Then they laid hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.”

Romans 3:19-26 ~ “Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. 20 Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin. 21 But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, 22 even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ (Yahshua the Messiah {or Anointed One}), to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference; 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus (Messiah Yahshua), 25 whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, 26 to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus (Yahshua).”

1 Corinthians 3:1-5 ~ “And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ. 2 I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; 3 for you are still carnal. For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and behaving like mere men? 4 For when one says, “I am of Paul,” and another, “I am of Apollos,” are you not carnal? 5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers through whom you believed, as the Lord gave to each one?”

1 Corinthians 12:1-11 ~ “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant: 2 You know that you were Gentiles, carried away to these dumb idols, however you were led. 3 Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed, and no one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit. 4 There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. 6 And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. 7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: 8 for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, 10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11 But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.”

1 Corinthians 15:1-8 ~ “Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, 2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. 3 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve. 6 After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep. 7 After that He was seen by James, then by all the apostles. 8 Then last of all He was seen by me also, as by one born out of due time.”

Ephesians 2:1-10 ~ “And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, 2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, 3 among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus (Messiah Yahshua), 7 that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus (Messiah Yahshua) for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”

Hebrews 9:11-15 ~ “But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation. 12 Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. 13 For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh, 14 how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? 15 And for this reason He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.”

James 2:14-17 ~ “What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? 17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.”
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Sunday, February 10, 2019

A BRIEF HISTORY LESSON IDENTIFYING WHO THE ISRAELITES ARE TODAY

Sticks of Judah And Joseph/Ephraim Entwined Into One Stick
Represents The Two Houses of Israel United As One In The End
A BRIEF HISTORY LESSON IDENTIFYING
WHO THE ISRAELITES ARE TODAY
By Helena Lehman of the Pillar of Enoch Ministry

Let me start this short history lesson with this radical but true statement: The Israel of Yahshua's day no longer exists. Yes, that's right. In fact, shortly before Yahshua's First Advent Ministry, the Promised Land wasn't called Israel. Instead it was the called the Kingdom of Judah before the Romans took it over. After that, it became the Province of Judea under Imperial Roman rule. This province was occupied by Israelites from only a few select tribes, as most of the other Israelites had been scattered abroad by this time, and did not choose to return to the Promised Land.

Interestingly, Israel is NOT a piece of real estate such as the Promised Land, but is the name that was given to Jacob, who fathered 12 sons that fathered all 12 Tribes of Israel. But his father Abraham is the one who was considered righteous by his faith in Yahweh, and we are all considered to be children of Abraham by our faith in Yahshua. Furthermore, all the born again saints are betrothed to Yahshua and will be wedded to Him one day soon, which means that they are all already considered to be children of Israel through Yahshua, and honorary Jews via both adoption by Yahweh and marriage to Yahshua.

The fact that Abraham's faith in Yahweh was credited to him as righteousness is a significant fact. This means that all those who place their faith and trust in Yahweh and His promised Son and Messiah Yahshua are considered to be righteous also. Now, it was this same Abraham that fathered most of the people groups of the Middle East. This was done through Ishmael and his 12 sons, Isaac and his 2 sons, and the 6 sons born to him through Keturah, who was Abraham's concubine and second wife after Sarah died. The many tribes descended from Abraham were SCATTERED ALL OVER THE WORLD during their migrations to different lands, and also during 4 different Diasporas out of the original Promised Land after the undivided Kingdom of Israel was first established.

It is also a well known fact that most of the Jews that returned to Israel after the Babylonian Captivity were from the Tribe of Judah, along with Israelites from the Tribes of Levi and Benjamin. In fact, the other tribes were only found in large numbers outside of Israel, mostly to the North in Parthia and Europe, although some Israelites settled in ancient Ethiopia and Asia also. In fact, the Kingdom of Parthia was mostly made up of displaced Israelites, and their kingdom rivaled Rome's at one time. The Wise Men that worshiped Yahshua when He was born in Bethlehem actually came from the Kingdom of Parthia during its heyday, and Parthia occupied part of the land where the ancient kingdom of Persia had been, and where my mother's ancestors are from. So it is highly likely that I am an Israelite by blood as well as by faith.

The displaced Israelites are called the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel, and these people make up the populations of most of Europe, the United Kingdom and her British Commonwealth nations (Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc) and the Americas today. Though they do not replace the Jews or Judah, they are nonetheless counted as an integral part of Israel. There are also small pockets of Israelite descendants in parts of Africa and Asia. As already mentioned, these Israelite descendants were scattered throughout the world during 4 different Diasporas.

The first Diaspora was when the Assyrians destroyed the apostate Northern Kingdom of Israel in the 8th Century BC. The second Diaspora was when Nebuchadnezzar of Persia conquered the Southern Kingdom of Judea in the 5th Century BC. The 3rd Diaspora happened when the Romans destroyed the Temple in Jerusalem in 70 AD, and the 4th and final Diaspora occurred in 136 AD after the Bar Kokhba Revolt. At that time, the Romans chased most of the remaining Jews out of Judea and the surrounding areas. So as far as being Israelites via ancestry or blood lineage, there are many people groups scattered all over the world that qualify.

But during His First Advent Ministry, Yahshua (and later His chosen Apostle Paul) made it clear that the true Israelites are only found by their faith In Yahshua, and by their spiritual rebirth that allows them to keep His 2 Commandments. Yahshua's 2 Commandments, which call us to love Yahweh and one another, embody all of the original 10 Commandments, as well as the Moral Law found scattered throughout Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. So true Israelites are not found via blood heritage or tradition, but by faith in Yahshua. So the answer to the question of where Israel is located today is ONLY in the hearts of born again believers that love and follow Yahshua.

Now, as for the tiny nation called Israel today that is occupied by Christian and Muslim Arabs, and non-believing people of Jewish and Israelite descent as well as some Messianic Jews, it is indeed a prophetic fulfillment of the regathering of Israel in the Last Days. Prophetically, the tiny modern nation of Israel is known as the House of Judah. However, Judah is not the only part of Israel that Yahweh warned would be regathered in the Last Days.

There is also the regathering of Israel that is going on in all of the Gentile and Lost Israelite nations of the world that is described in the Parable of the Sheep and the Goats, and the Parable of the Wheat and the Tares. The saved Gentile and Lost Israelites that believe in Yahshua are prophetically known as The House of Ephraim or Joseph. According to Yahweh's prophetic words as shown on the graphic at the beginning of this article, these Two Houses of Israel are to be united in the Last Days to fight the unholy enemies of Israel that are united with the Antichrist. Yahshua also spoke of these Two Houses of Israel, identifying them as different sheepfolds in the following Scripture:
John 10:15-16  ~ “As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. 16 And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd.”
The divinely initiated division of today's world into two different and opposing groups is being done via many diverse political and spiritual polarities that exist in all the nations of the world. These have served to divide the population of the whole world into two distinct ideological groups, one that is often too rigid in its conservative orthodoxy, and the other that is often too lax in its socialistic approach to Yahweh's Moral Law or Commandments. Today these opposing groups are identified as Liberals and Conservatives in America and elsewhere, and they are constantly warring with each other. The constant opposition and turmoil caused by this ideological war is also causing all the political chaos, and the widespread emergence of wickedness that manifests itself as unrestrained violence and rebellion in the world today.

Thankfully, this division of the world into two distinct ideological groups that hate one another because they are spiritually divided is also a sure sign that Yahshua is coming again soon to rescue all the true Israelites that love and follow Him alone. When Yahshua does come for His Bride in the Rapture, He will only rescue those who are born again from both of the Two End Time Houses of Israel. These are the Jews of the House of Judah and the Gentiles and Lost Israelites of the House of Joseph or Ephraim. But before the Rapture, and afterward, Yahweh is going to unite the truly born again members of both the House of Judah and the House of Ephraim into one mighty army in His control. This is revealed in the following scriptures, where I have added my Spirit-led interpretations in parentheses:
Ezekiel 37:19 ~ “Thus says the Lord God (Yahweh Elohim): ‘Surely I will take the stick of Joseph (Or Rod of God, Symbol of God's Authority), which is in the hand of Ephraim (Christians in the USA, the UK and other traditionally Christian Nations), and the tribes of Israel (the 10 Lost Tribes in Europe), his companions; and I will join them with it, with the stick of Judah (the Jews in America and the tiny Middle Eastern nation of Israel), and make them one stick, and they will be one in My hand.’”
~*~ Zechariah 9:13 ~*~
“For I have bent Judah (Jews in Israel), My bow,
Fitted the bow with Ephraim (Christians in the West and elsewhere),
And raised up your sons, O Zion (Houses United Under Yahweh),
Against your sons, O Greece (Antichrist's Humanistic Rule),
And made you like the sword of a mighty man.”

The Scriptures from Ezekiel Chapter 37 and Zechariah Chapter 9 quoted on the introductory graphic and above this paragraph with my interpretations, and several other Scriptures not quoted here indicate that the Houses of Judah and Ephraim will be working together with Yahweh to fulfill some of the End Time prophecies of the Bible. In fact, this is already apparent since the USA and Israel are fairly close and well united right now. This may also be the case after the Great Tribulation, when some of the backslidden and lukewarm believers in the massive, worldwide Laodicean Church that is going to be left behind to be refined in the fire of the Great Tribulation will wake up and realize that they were left behind because of their apostasy!

This article is actually not just based on what the Bible teaches, but on the Signs in the Heavens that Yahshua created at the dawn of time. So there are not one, but Two Witnesses to its veracity. The Witness in the Heavens is found most clearly in the Sign of Pisces the Fishes, which represents the Two Houses of Israel in mortal conflict with the Humanistic (i.e. Communistic, New Age, and Atheistic) New World Order of the Antichrist. The Antichrist's Kingdom is represented by the Bands and Cetus the Sea Monster, which represents the Beast from the Sea, and the Antichrist's New World Order. The following graphic that came from my January 2019 Article about the Heavenly Signs surrounding the two Supermoons that began this prophetic year shows the Sign of Pisces or Israel as it should be prophetically understood:

Signs in Pisces and Aquarius shortly after the January 21st, 2019 Lunar Eclipse
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To understand this further, believers need to realize that the House of Judah is representative of all the Jews living in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe and Israel today. Likewise, the House of Ephraim is to be identified with all of the born again Christians living in the Americas, and the British Commonwealth around the world. United together as they will be in the very last moments of history before the Great Tribulation (and afterward when the apostates wake up!), they will fight on the side of Yahweh until Yahshua returns in the Rapture to take them to a place of safety in Heaven.

I firmly believe there will be a Second Rapture to accomplish this rescue of the awakened former apostates in the Houses of Judah and Ephraim that will occur when the Two Witnesses that are murdered in Jerusalem during the Great Tribulation (See the Book of  Revelation, Chapter 11) are resurrected and taken up to Heaven. This will be just as the Seventh and Last Trumpet is blown, and just before the Bowls of God's unmitigated Wrath will be poured out on the wicked around the world. These same saints that are taken up near to the end of the Great Tribulation will then become a part of Yahshua's army of angels and saints that will witness His victory over the military forces of evil and darkness in this world that are aligned against Him, as described in the Book of Revelation Chapters 18 and 19.

To that I say: "MARANATHA! 
COME, ADONAI YAHSHUA!"

With Love From
Your Sister In Yahshua
Helena Lehman of the
Pillar of Enoch Ministry
http://pillar-of-enoch.com
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TO THOSE WHO THINK THE UNITED STATES IS BABYLON

The Harlot on the Scarlet Beast of Revelation 17 - CLICK TO ENLARGE
As Bible students, all believers need to learn to let Yahweh's Word in the Bible be the final authority. Therefore, we need to let Yahweh tell us where and what End Time Mystery Babylon is through His prophetic word. According to Yahweh's prophetic word in the Book of Revelation, the Woman Who Rides The Beast and the End Time Babylon described in Chapter 17 and 18 of the Book of Revelation are both called CITIES, NOT NATIONS or kingdoms! So the Nation called the United States CANNOT BE BABYLON!

To prove what was just stated, let's first examine Chapter 18 of the Book of Revelation, where the following scripture verses tell us that Babylon is a city, not a nation:
Revelation 18:9, 16, 18, 19, 21  ~ “...‘Alas, alas, that great CITY Babylon, that mighty CITY! For in one hour your judgment has come.’” ~ “‘Alas, alas, that great CITY that was clothed in fine linen, purple, and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls!’” ~ “...and cried out when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, ‘What is like this great CITY?’” ~ “‘Alas, alas, that great CITY, in which all who had ships on the sea became rich by her wealth! For in one hour she is made desolate.’” ~ “Thus with violence the great CITY Babylon shall be thrown down, and shall not be found anymore.”
These scripture verses unflinchingly call Babylon a city by the sea, not a nation. As a city by the sea, Babylon could be the major US City called New York City on the Atlantic coast. Though New York would not be representative of the Woman, it could definitely be connected to the End Time Babylon. This is possible because that city has a powerful sway all over the world, especially with the Beast Government System represented by the United Nations being situated there! In fact, I strongly believe that the United Nations Security Council is representative of the Beast from the Sea, with its 10 horns being its ten temporary member nations, and its five permanent member nations representative of its seven heads.

One of the permanent member nations on the UN Security Council is the United Kingdom, which is actually 3 nations in one - Ireland, Scotland, and England. Thus, it represents three heads of the Beast from the Sea. The other four nations on the UN Security Council that are the other four heads of the seven-headed Beast from the Sea are Russia, China, France, and the United States.

The United Nations Flag, Image of the Beast? - CLICK TO ENLARGE
But even though the United States is one of the heads of the Beast government system that Yahshua will destroy when He returns, that doesn't mean that the entire United States can be considered to be the End Time city of Babylon, or the separate but interrelated entity signified by the Harlot who is called Mystery Babylon. Yahweh was being very precise when He called Mystery Babylon a CITY, NOT A NATION when He said the following about the Woman who is called Mystery Babylon:
Revelation 17:18 ~ “And the woman whom you saw is that great CITY which reigns over the kings of the earth.”
So we see that the Woman or Harlot riding the Beast Government system is also a CITY. Furthermore, just as the Woman Clothed with the Sun in Revelation Chapter 12 signifies the born again believers that make up the Bride of Christ, the Woman or Harlot riding the Scarlet Beast with seven heads and ten horns in Revelation 17:3 signifies a religious system that rides or controls a world government represented by the seven-headed Scarlet Beast, which is none other than the Beast from the Sea spoken of in Revelation 13. Scripture also tells us that this Woman or city is built upon seven mountains:
Revelation 17:3, 5, 9 ~ “So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns... And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.”~ “Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits.”
Regarding these seven mountains, there are several cities that are built upon seven hills that are definitely connected to the One World Religion and Government of the Antichrist. These three cities are London, Rome and Mecca, and three major leaders of Church and State reside in them. These leaders are the Pope of the Catholic Church residing in Vatican City in Rome, the Head Imam of Sunni Islam in Mecca, and the Queen of the United Kingdom in London. All three are Heads of Church and State, and all three either endorse, or are working behind the scenes to create the End Time One World Religion connected to ECUMENISM, which says that "All Paths Lead To God", and which denies the exclusivity of Yahshua or Jesus as the one and only Messiah and King of kings.

However, remember that Yahweh had His prophet write down that the Harlot Woman sits on seven MOUNTAINS, not necessarily hills, and this ties in to the idea that the continents that the seven permanent member nations of the UN Security Council rule over are the seven mountains that Yahweh was pointing to.

So here you have my take on what the Book of Revelation tells us about Mystery Babylon. It is one city that is most likely Vatican City in Rome due to its leadership over Islam and the Ecumenical movement that the Queen of the UK also endorses. Furthermore, the Roman Catholic Church is firmly entrenched in the Americas and in Europe, which make up the nations of the Earth's Western Hemisphere, also called the West.

Thus, the Pope in Rome has the religious authority to sway all the Western nations of the Earth that are predominantly identified as Christian in culture and belief, and the current Pope Francis is so heretical in his opinions that even many in the Catholic Church now believe that he is poised to lead the world to abandon the truth of the Bible, and to serve Lucifer instead of Yahweh.

MARANATHA!
Yahshua Is Coming Very Soon!
Be Ready!

With Love From
Your Sister In Yahshua
Helena Lehman of the
Pillar of Enoch Ministry
http://pillar-of-enoch.com
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