Monday, May 27, 2013


The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, circa 1887, by VictorVasnetsov

Have you ever had a supernatural encounter with the living God of Abraham? Have you ever sought an encounter by seeking to know and understand God not only through His Word in the Bible, but on your knees, in prayer? Because I have, and I have met our Messiah Yahshua in Person, in visions and in dreams, and He has told me personally - and repeatedly - that He is coming soon, and that I should keep being His witness to this truth until He comes back to Earth in the same way that He went up on Ascension Day - just as He promised. In fact, this morning, upon awaking, He gave me another strong warning message for the Church. After not hearing from God for a long time, and waiting upon Him for answers to my questions, God told me this today:


“My Servant Helena, do not despair, for I AM coming soon! It is not for you to know the day or hour, but be assured that I AM not slow in coming, but will come precisely when it is time! In the meantime, give this message to My People Israel, both the grafted in and the natural:

My People, it is I WHO AM in control of the nations, and I who harden their hearts toward Israel so that My Will can be done, and the wicked can be punished. In this regard, the United States of America, China and Russia are doing My Will. Though they think otherwise, they have sent weapons and aid to Israel’s enemies for this reason:

When I show My Mighty Hand by standing with Israel and her army, and the world sees My Hand at work against her enemies when they are soundly defeated and their armies are obliterated, then they will know that I AM HE, and My Word stands forever! I have said that I will re-gather My People Israel into the Promised Land through My prophets, so that I can judge all the nations through her, and I WILL DO THIS! The enemies of Israel will NOT stand much longer! They will be annihilated, and no one will be left to mourn or bury their dead bodies!

Instead, the birds of the air will feast upon them, and Israel will claim their lands as their own once the bones of their enemies have been buried! And when the world sees it and hates Israel even more for being victorious, then I will come for My Bride, and I will unleash My Wrath on the remaining enemies of Israel! Israel’s enemies will pay a terrible price, and there will be no safe place for them to hide! The rich and the poor will likewise perish, and no one who is My Enemy will escape! This is My Will, and I have spoken it! Let no man say that it will be otherwise, for I AM, and there is NO OTHER! I AM HE, and My Word stands forever!”


This is what YHWH, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of Israel, said to me this morning, May 27th, 2013. I can attest that this Word conforms to the Word of God as set forth in the Scriptures, and that it is true. Please pray and ask God to confirm it for you. In the meantime, I hope that those who say that our God is Love alone, and will NOT judge the nations, will wake up before it is too late! Their god is a Fairytale, NOT the true God, Who is both loving and righteous, and Who demands justice for the weak, and destruction for the wicked!

Maranatha! Yahshua Is Coming very, very SOON!

With Love and Blessings From,
Helena Lehman, A Servant Of Yahshua
Who Longs For The Kingdom Of God
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Saturday, May 25, 2013

May & June 2013 Heavenly Signs
Heralding War and Strife

By Helena Lehman of the
Pillar of Enoch Ministry

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  A Video Examining the May 26th Conjunction:

The Prophetic Meaning of the May 26th Triple Conjunction

As a Sacred Astronomer, I find it fascinating to observe the Signs in the Heavens to see what God might want to reveal to His servants here on Earth. But rarely do I get so many requests to analyze a sign as the Triple Conjunction of Planets on May 26th, 2013. On that night, the Messiah Planet Jupiter, the Morning Star Venus, and the planet Mercury will form a perfect triangle in the horns of Taurus near to the star “El Nath” shortly after sunset. In addition, a less perfect triangle will be visible on the 27th, and then on the 28th, Mercury will be directly in line with El Nath, and Jupiter and Venus will form a tight conjunction nearby.

I’ve had three sisters in Christ pointedly ask me what this triple conjunction may mean prophetically, and this alerted me to the fact that the triangle that will form in the horns of Taurus may be more important than I first assumed. This is really not surprising since Taurus represents both the patriarch Joseph, and the power and prosperity of the Gentile West, especially Europe, the United States and the United Kingdom. In this regard, as shown in my book “The Language of God in Prophecy”, the left horn is connected to Joseph’s son Manasseh and represents the United Kingdom, the right horn signifying Joseph’s son Ephraim represents the United States, and the body of the Bull signifies the European Union.

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But when I set aside some time to look more closely at this sign this morning, I found that this triple conjunction will not only appear in the horns of Taurus, but that it will sit like a crown above the head of the messianic constellation Orion, which signifies the Risen Christ coming in power to conquer the wicked at the Battle of Armageddon. I also was surprised when I found this written in Chapter 6 on page 318 of my book “The Language of God in the Universe”:
“When Taurus appears in the 12 o'clock position in our modern sky, Scorpio is at the 6 o'clock position. Therefore, when Taurus rises, Scorpio disappears! Taurus therefore partly symbolizes the wrath of God that will destroy Satan, and his evil followers. This was made abundantly clear when the Great Flood occurred on the evening of May 27th, 2347 BC. On that night, the planet Venus signifying Christ as the bright Morning Star, and Yah’s enlightenment through the Holy Spirit was in Taurus - the celestial symbol for the terrible unleashing of Yah’s righteous wrath in judgment.”
I’d found the above gem of a paragraph when looking for the meaning of the star “El Nath” at the tip of the left horn of Taurus. Directly below that paragraph, I’d written that “El Nath” means “Wounded” or “Slain” in Arabic. That’s significant since the left horn of Taurus is connected to the Patriarch Joseph’s son Manasseh, and it suggests that the nations connected to Manasseh, or the United Kingdom will turn against God in the End Times, and these nations will need to be slain or wounded by God. What’s more, this conjunction of planets will appear when the body of Taurus the Bull has set below the horizon with only its horns still visible, meaning that head of Scorpio the Scorpion - the sign of Satan and His followers in rebellion against God - will be rising in the east!

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Fascinatingly, this month’s Moon is a Super Moon, meaning the Moon is at one of its closet points to Earth as it orbits our planet, and will actually be somewhat larger in our skies due to this. Some believe that Super Moons are behind increased earthquake activity and more sever weather patterns on the Earth, though it has not been proven. In addition, there was a slight penumbral Eclipse of the Full Moon in the late evening of May 24th and early morning of May 25th in the head of Scorpio the Scorpion that may have been meant to herald the Triple Conjunction beginning May 26th as an evil omen for the wicked.

Significantly, the preceding paragraph from my book “The Language of God in the Universe” said that the planet Venus was in the horns of Taurus at the time of the Great Flood. Therefore, I found it an intriguing coincidence that the planet Venus will again be in the horns of Taurus on May 27th this year. On Page 151, in Chapter Four of the aforementioned book, I explained what Venus’ position in Taurus at the time of the Great Flood meant: 
“On the day that the Flood began, the planet Venus (the Light of Yah and the Morning Star) was in Taurus, which symbolizes God’s blessings to the Gentiles, as well as His wrath and judgment upon all humanity. This may have indicated that, through the judgment of the Flood, a blessing would come to the remaining people of Earth through the descendants of Seth and Noah. Also on that fateful day, Venus’ position in the sign signifying a charging bull suggests that the antediluvians had rejected the enlightenment that Yah shared freely through the symbolism in the stars. As a result, like a wild, angry bull, God would trample upon the unrepentant wicked. Due to Yah’s righteous wrath at the time of the Flood, all terrestrial creatures were exterminated - all except those that were housed in the Ark. 
In a significant way, this entire paragraph about the meaning of the heavenly signs at the time of the Great Flood uncannily describes what Venus in Taurus means today. As we near the time of Jacob’s Trouble that is so clearly being heralded by the Blood Moon Tetrad on Jewish Feasts in 2014 and 2015, there’s no doubt that this Triple Conjunction in Taurus is another clear sign that we are entering another time of unprecedented trouble in human history that will closely rival the Great Flood in severity and destructiveness.

The extremely bright planet Venus, which represents our Messiah as “the Bright and Morning Star” of Revelation 22:16 is a very powerful sign. But it is even more significant when coupled with Jupiter, the near-equally bright and far larger planet that signifies Yahshua as our Atonement Sacrifice and High Priest before God. Not only that, but Mercury - which signifies Enoch the Scribe of Righteousness, and also Noah in his role as the preserver and editor of Enoch’s writings - will join them in a magnificent triangular conjunction that will be visible low in the western horizon shortly after sunset on May 26th, 2013.

In an amazing way, this triune grouping of planets is suggestive of the Triune nature of God. As the Spokesperson or Word of God to mankind, Yahshua or Jesus can be equated with Mercury, the Divine Messenger; the immense Messiah planet Jupiter can be tied to God the Father; and the bright planet Venus, with its feminine associations, can be tied to the Holy Spirit. As such, this triangular conjunction in Taurus is like a beacon from the Throne of God, beckoning the faithful to draw near as troubles and tribulations on the Earth increase. Intriguingly, the star “Al Cyone” or “The Center” in the Pleiades on the back of Taurus the Bull may not only signify the Church of Philadelphia, but the literal center of the Universe, and the allegorical home of the Throne of God, where the prayers of the faithful followers of Yahshua are presented and answered.

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At the same time that this Triple Conjunction is occurring in the West, the Moon will be just below the eastern horizon in the Dark Rift region in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, which is located in the sign of Sagittarius the Archer. This is a very significant position, as it marks the current location of the Sun on the Winter Solstice, which is the shortest day of the year. As the shortest day, the Winter Solstice can be seen as the point where darkness or evil has reached its maximum point and seems to have triumphed, though it can grow no worse. However, though the Dark Rift heightens this illusion of darkness triumphing at the heart of the Milky Way Galaxy, the truth is that this marks the point when the days are going to get longer, and light will triumph over darkness again.

Three Conjunctions in Taurus on May 28th, 2013:

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With the Sun signifying the power of God in Taurus moving into alignment with the Hyades star cluster in the head of the Bull on May 28th, and the War planet Mars aligning with the Pleiades star cluster on Taurus’ back on the same date, this message of drawing near to God as troubles increase is strengthened exponentially. This is because both of these star clusters signify believers within the Church, with the Hyades suggestive of the Bride of Christ and Five Wise Virgins represented by the Church of Philadelphia, whose generally materially impoverished members have the heart and sight of God, while the Pleiades symbolically represents five of the Seven Churches in the Book of Revelation. These can be seen as the Five Foolish Virgins who will be left behind when the Rapture takes place.

Since five of the seven stars in the Pleiades are tied to the Five Foolish Virgins, it indicates that a large portion of the Church is apostate, and is in for a rough ride on the back of the raging heavenly Bull called Taurus! In fact, since Mars is the planet associated with Blood Sacrifice, its alignment with the Pleiades is a dire warning of the increasing persecution and martyrdom of believers worldwide, as well as the Great Deception that will come upon the Laodicean Church in the Last Days, and make it impossible for them to take part in the Rapture. Spiritually tepid and blind, many of those in the Laodicean Church who do not wake up immediately after the Rapture will follow the Antichrist into perdition as the Woman who rides the Beast, and the Harlot on the Scarlet Beast in the Book of Revelation, Chapters 13 and 17.

As I looked through my book “The Language of God in the Universe” further, I also noticed this section on pages 322-23 that caught my attention. It describes the meaning behind a prophecy concerning the Day of the Lord, or the Tribulation period:  
“In the following Scripture, Ephraim is paired with the Tribe of Judah as weapons that Yah wields against His enemies on the Day of the Lord:

“For I have bent Judah, My bow, Fitted the bow with Ephraim, and raised up your sons, O Zion, against your sons, O Greece, and made you (Zion) like the sword of a mighty man. Then the LORD (Yahweh) will be seen over them, and His arrow will go forth like lightning. The Lord GOD (Adonai Yahweh) will blow the trumpet, and go with whirlwinds from the south.” - Zech. 9:13-14 (NKJ) 
In the preceding passage, the phrase Adonai Yahweh is used to refer to God Almighty. In my study of Scripture, any time the term Adonai is used, it is a passage referring to God’s Son, Yahshua. Furthermore, Adonai or Christ is wielding Judah and Ephraim as weapons against a nation symbolically called “Greece.””
In my books, I explain how there is a strong connection between the Tribe of Ephraim and the United States, and the Tribe of Judah with the nation of Israel on a national level. But they also have a strong spiritual connection. In that regard, Ephraim represents the mixed people and nations of the Gentiles that are saved, born again, adopted as Israelites, betrothed to Yahshua, and ready for the Rapture, while Judah signifies born-again Messianic Jews. Meanwhile, the term “Greece” can signify all the unsaved Gentiles on the Earth that have adopted the Greco-Roman culture - and this includes the entire civilized world!

This passage in Zechariah has a strong connection to “The Hidden Prophecy in Psalm 108”, which I deciphered in my book “The Language of God in Prophecy”. In an effort to share this prophecy with the world, I shared the book section containing my Prophetic Interpretation of Psalm 108 at my Pillar of Enoch Ministry Blog. If you haven’t read it already, I highly encourage you to click on either of the embedded links in this paragraph to read it. In addition, please check out my book focusing on Bible prophecy via the embedded link in this paragraph. Every purchase of a book goes to fund my ministry, which is extremely underfunded. 

Significant Heavenly Signs on the Summer Solstice of 2013

Though most people are unaware of the allegorical importance of solar equinoxes and solstices, there is a great deal of spiritual significance to each of them. Just as the Winter Solstice represents the dawn of hope and victory in a world filled with evil, the Summer Solstice signifies its opposite. On the Summer Solstice, the daylight is at its longest point, and the darkness of night is at its shortest. As such, it signifies the momentary triumph of good over evil. By the same token, however, it also signifies the renewing of the war of evil, or darkness against good, or light.

On the Summer Solstice of June 21st, 2013, the Signs in the Heavens will tell a similar but slightly different story from those observed in May of 2013. For example, instead of having a Triple Conjunction of planets above Orion’s Head, the Sun representing God the Father, and Jupiter representing Yahshua will be over Orion’s Sword, which touches the Ecliptic near the tip of the right horn of Taurus. The Bull’s right horn is marked by the star called Zeta Tauri, which is below the star El Nath marking the left horn.

The left horn of Taurus signifies the apostate or Laodicean Church that will become the Woman who rides the Beast. The Laodiceans are lukewarm, apostate “Christians” that advocate the use of verbal intimidation, physical threats, and heavy violence to obtain a given end. Meanwhile, the Right Horn of Taurus signifies the righteous followers of Yahshua among the Gentiles who understand that Christ did not advocate violence or verbal abuse of any sort. They therefore fight evil on the Earth in a non-violent and loving fashion, and will do so until they are taken to Heaven in the Rapture.

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This juncture of the Ecliptic or path of the Sun with the tip of Orion’s Sword and the tip of the right horn of Taurus indicates that it is a symbol of God’s Sword or Wrath, which is to be poured out on the wicked by Yahshua and His holy angels, but NOT His resurrected saints, who will only be there to witness the divinely executed carnage during the Battle of Armageddon (See Rev. 19:15).

With the Sun and Jupiter both occupying this powerful “war” position above Orion’s Sword, it is a herald of the approach of that great epic war between good and evil. I believe that this epic confrontation will begin - at least in its initial stages - when Israel will face great peril from her enemies. This will likely be sometime before or just after the First Passover Blood Moon of the Blood Moon Tetrad of Full Lunar Eclipses falling on Jewish Feasts. The first of these four consecutive Blood Moons will fall on Passover of 2014, and the last one will fall on the Feast of Tabernacles, or Sukkot in 2015.

In addition to the Sun and Jupiter over Orion’s Sword, Venus and Mercury will be taking counsel together in Gemini the Twins, which signifies the warring brothers Jacob and Esau making a true Covenant of Peace through Yahshua and the Gospel of the Kingdom. While the Wedding of the Lamb in Heaven is the ultimate fulfillment of this Covenant of Peace, there will be a false one set up on Earth between the modern descendants of Jacob and Esau that will not bring peace, but a sword via the Sword of Orion or Christ! This false Covenant of Peace surrounds the Two State Solution that plans to divide Israel in two. As such, it is a wicked plan that God will ultimately overthrow. As it says in Scripture:

~*~ Joel 3:1-2 ~*~
“For behold, in those days and at that time,
When I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem,
2 I will also gather all nations,
And bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat;
And I will enter into judgment with them there
On account of My people, My heritage Israel,
Whom they have scattered among the nations;
They have also divided up My land.”

Fascinatingly, the War planet Mars will be near to the Hyades star cluster in the face of Taurus, and in conjunction with a small short period Comet known as Wirtanen 46P. It will be visible, appearing to look like a third magnitude star below Mars, and it can clearly be seen in the Starry Night illustration for June 21st, 2013 above.

Significantly, Comet 46P was discovered in January of 1948 - the same year that Israel was re-born. Furthermore, it is associated with the Jupiter family of comets, and Jupiter is the Messiah Planet representing Yahshua as the Great High Priest and the Suffering Servant. Even more fascinating, the debris field of Comet 46P lies in the sign of Pisces the Fishes, which is a symbol of the Two Houses of Israel called Judah (Jewish believers) and Israel (Gentile believers) - though these two houses are often identified as Judah and Ephraim in prophetic Bible passages.

The conjunction of Mars with this comet therefore suggests that war will be coming to Israel in the near future. With Mars between Taurus’ horns, the planet’s association with bloodshed and blood sacrifice indicates that there will be no lasting peace between the sons of the Promise, or Messianic Jews and Christians, and the sons of disobedience, or the Palestinians and other Arab and Asian enemies of Israel. As such, like the signs in May, this sign is pointing to the nearness of the ultimate battle between the Sons of Light and the Sons of Darkness.

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As an authenticating mark on this interpretation, the nearly Full Moon will be in the head region of Scorpio the Scorpion on the night before the Summer Solstice. As already mentioned, Scorpio signifies the wicked that follow Satan and his demons. But in this position, the Moon representing the apostate churches, and Satan’s head signifying those lost in the Occult, are under the feet of the Strong Man Ophiuchus, who signifies Yahshua as the Divine Power holding back evil in the world, and in the hearts of men.

This concludes my look into the current heavenly signs that Yahshua told us to pay attention to as the Rapture, and the Day of the Lord approach. In the near future, I hope to post an article looking at the signs surrounding the Feast of Trumpets, Sukkot, and the spectacular appearance of the Great Comet ISON shortly after the Full Hybrid Solar Eclipse of November 3rd, 2013, when the Sun, Moon and Saturn will be between Libra the Scales and the feet of Virgo the Virgin (a symbol for the Bride of Christ).

As a peek into my thoughts about these future signs, I believe they may mark the beginning of World War III and the opening of the Fifth Seal when the numbers of the martyrs for Christ will be increased, followed by the opening of the Sixth Seal Earthquake and Sudden Destruction, and the Seventh Seal Rapture of the Saints being rescued out of the middle of the Tribulation.

According to major Heavenly Signs between 2010 and 2018 that have been discussed in several previous Blog posts - including the one linked to HERE - the Tribulation may have begun with the Blood Moon over the Sword of Orion on December 21st, 2010, on the Winter Solstice. This means that the mid-point of the seven year Tribulation period will be in June of 2014, and by this time, Israel may have already partly won a major war against her enemies that will cause World War III, and the rising up of One World government of the Antichrist.

For now, all I am absolutely certain of is that we are in the End Times, and that the Tribulation already started. In fact, by my estimation, we are already experiencing the effects of the first Four Seals in the Book of Revelation, which I believe may have already been opened. After all, the Wrath of God isn’t announced until AFTER the Sixth Seal is opened, and this Seal is opened in verse 12 of Revelation, Chapter 6. This is when many awakened Watchmen like me believe that the Rapture of the Bride of Christ and her Five Wise Virgin Handmaidens should occur, especially since the Wrath of God is not officially announced until verses 16 and 17 of the same chapter:

“Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! 17 For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?” - Revelation 6:16-17

So please keep looking UP, and keep you eyes on Yahshua! Our deliverance from this wicked world is indeed coming soon, though we may have to live through some increasingly rougher days for a short time until the Pre-Wrath Rapture of the Church.

CLOSING NOTE: It’s interesting how many people will read this Heavenly Sign article and assume that I am date setting, because I am NOT, with one exception. I believe that God left clear Signs in the Heavens marking the years of the Tribulation - signs that no man can alter, and that Yahshua our Messiah implicitly told us to watch for. This is why those of us who are striving to be counted worthy to be the Bride of Christ are excited and expectant to see our heavenly Bridegroom soon! In fact, many of us think that if believers aren't excited to see Christ’s coming, and don't watch for it, they may not be ready when He does come!

There are also some who like to point out that the Heavenly Signs aren’t a sure marker of God’s unfolding Will either, because anyone can read the Heavenly Signs once they train themselves to do so. In fact, ancient records like the Bible - in reference to Herod’s slaughter of the innocents, for example - prove that powerful people can, and often do, try to alter the course of history to thwart God’s plans.

But I believe that God is a Master Chess player because He knows the moves of His adversaries in advance, and has therefore put His own fail-safe counter plans in place. So, no matter what people try to do to change the course of history, they will NOT succeed. God knows the end from the beginning, and everything that will take place in between! He will therefore ensure that His Will is done in the time allotted for it to be done. Just don’t be surprised if - in the end - the actual events of history don’t fit people’s preconceived notions and interpretations of God’s prophetic Word.

God bless!
Helena Lehman
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Monday, May 20, 2013

A New Covenant Response To
The Israelite Achan’s Disobedience

By Helena Lehman of the
Pillar of Enoch Ministry

Per the advice of a sister in Christ who had instructed me to destroy the idols and objects of sin in the lives of those whom I love in order to be delivered from what she perceived as demonic oppression due to my supposed permissiveness, but which I see as the cost of being a follower of Yahshua, I read the sad story of Achan in Joshua 7 to see what it would convict me of.

After reading this short but sad story, and praying about it as I pondered what it meant, I found that I gleaned much from it - but probably not in the way that my would-be helper anticipated. Even though it’s a straightforward story of the dire punishment awaiting those who disobey and betray God, it is also very much about repentance and forgiveness in the context of the New Covenant. Let me explain.

What I was confronted with when I read Joshua 7 was a deceitful man of Judah named Achan, who took some material goods from Israel’s Pagan enemies that represented everything that YHWH God hates: idolatry, insincerity, covetousness, pride, disobedience and greed. Since Achan didn’t have Yahshua our Advocate before God to represent him as his Redeemer and propitiatory sacrifice, and he didn’t show any signs of remorse or repentance, no mercy could be shown. As a result, Achan and his entire household had to pay the death penalty for his sins at the hands of the other Israelites, and so they were all forcefully rounded up, stoned to death, and burned with fire.

At I recoiled from the horror of the price Achan and everyone he loved had to pay for his sin, I found myself praising YHWH God for Yahshua Ha Mashiach, who paid the death penalty for our sins so that we don’t have to! If we are faithful to repent and confess our sins to Yahshua, His blood sacrifice allows us to receive divine mercy, forgiveness, protection, and love. In the meantime, per Yahshua’s own words, we are to: 
“Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you. To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also. And from him who takes away your cloak, do not withhold your tunic either.” - Luke 6:27-29
This means that it is no longer our job to destroy the idols or punish the sins of those we love, especially if this would cause them to reject us altogether due to their lack of understanding. Instead, it is our commission to lovingly continue to tell those in rebellion against God that they are worshiping idols and sinning, and that they will be divinely judged one day for this if they do not repent before God the Father, and accept Yahshua as their Savior. It is also our call to make sure that we do not bow down to the same idols or sin in the same way, and to make sure that we forgive others for their wrongdoing. Most importantly, we need to continually pray and ask our Father God to forgive those who transgress against Him, and to change their hearts - just as Yahshua does as our loving Mediator before God.

Remember, just before Yahshua died on the Cross for our sins - after being whipped, beaten and tortured even though He was innocent - our Beloved Redeemer looked up to Heaven and said: 
“Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing!” (Luke 23:34).
 At another, happier time, Yahshua also said: 
“But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” (Matthew 5:44).
These statements are filled with the all-encompassing love that our Redeemer has for us, even though every one of us is unworthy of His love and sacrifice! Nonetheless, just as Yahshua did, we are being called to do likewise. No matter how many blows we have sustained for the cause of our Messiah, it should be our all-surpassing joy to turn the other cheek, to forgive and pray for our enemies, and to be as lambs being led to the slaughter for the sake of Yahshua and His Kingdom (Isaiah 53:7, Psalm 44:22, Romans 8:36).

As the Apostle Paul once so lovingly said to the believers in Thessalonica: 
“For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Is it not even you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at His coming? 20 For you are our glory and joy!” (1 Thessalonians 2:19-20).
It should be our greatest desire to see everyone we minister to worthy of being in the presence of Yahshua at the time of the Rapture. To that end, as I drew nearer to God, His Spirit was showing me that the blood of Yahshua is a strong medicine that no curse can withstand. No matter how much my family and I fail, I need to remember that Yahshua can rescue and uphold us all with the power of His Name, His blood sacrifice, and His cloak of righteousness.

I was also shown that, just as Achan’s sin condemned his whole family to death, the righteous faith, prayers, and acts of one person can save an entire family, and help bring them to everlasting life (Acts 16:31). If I want to help save my family, the best way to do it is to live an exemplary life for Yahshua, to forgive their sins just as Yahshua is, and to continually pray for them, for the prayers of a righteous person avail much (James 5:16).


In the meantime, remember that Yahshua is coming SOON, 
and we need to be about His business when He arrives! ;-)

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Sunday, May 19, 2013


Shalom Everyone, and Happy Pentecost! 

Since we’re still here, I thought that I would share the following explanation I offered someone concerning a Status Update that I made on Facebook on May 18th, 2013 that confused a few people. 


In a recent Facebook Status Update, I was sharing when our Messiah may have risen from the dead, and I felt that my initial statement needed clarification. So I am writing this blog post in order to share more details about it.

My theory is that Yahshua rose either near to dusk on Saturday or shortly afterward on the night of Sunday, or the first day of the week. Since Mary Magdalene arrived at the tomb while it was still dark and saw His risen form shortly afterward (See John 20:1-18), Yahshua made His first live appearance after His death just before dawn that morning. In the Gospel of Matthew, Yahshua told us exactly how long He would be dead for, in imitation of the Sign of Jonah: 
~*~ Matthew 12:40 ~*~ “For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.”
Counting backward 3 nights and 3 days, which was the length of time that Yahshua was in the grave per the Sign of Jonah, He would have died on a Wednesday afternoon or 4th day of the week, just before a Passover that began on that Wednesday night, which was on a Thursday, or 5th day of the week.  So from the time that Yahshua died on the proposed Wednesday in the late afternoon, we have Thursday evening and daytime, Friday evening and daytime, and Saturday evening and daytime. That’s three days and three nights before Sunday, or the 1st day of the week. 

Yahshua is tied to the Fourth or Servant Lamp on a Menorah, so it would seem fitting that He would pay the price for our sins on a Wednesday, or fourth day of the week. Since Yahshua likely died just before the close of the day on Wednesday, it would make sense that He rose from the dead just before the close of the Sabbath or Saturday. But He also could have risen on Sunday night or the first day of the week (which is a Saturday night per Gentile reckoning). 

I wanted to explain this just to make sure that everyone understood me.

God bless you all, and Maranatha! 
Helena Lehman of the 
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In the war of ideologies that is raging around and within the nation of Israel, in America, and in all the other nations of the world, a very important point often gets overlooked. This is the fact that the land of Israel belongs to ALL of Israel. This includes the Jews or Judah, but also the Lost Israelite Tribes, as well as all the grafted in Israelites who are considered to be the Seed of Abraham or the Promise by their faith in Yahshua. As the Apostle Paul said:
~*~ Galatians 3:27-29 ~*~ 
“For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”
In this passage of Scripture, Yahshua referred to Abraham, who was an uncircumcised Shemite named Abram when God first made the promise to give the land of Israel to Him:
~*~ Genesis 12:1-3 ~*~ 
“Now the Lord had said to Abram:
“Get out of your country,
From your family
And from your father’s house,
To a land that I will show you.
2 I will make you a great nation;
I will bless you
And make your name great;
And you shall be a blessing.
3 I will bless those who bless you,
And I will curse him who curses you;
And in you all the families of the earth
shall be blessed.”
What this means is that every single person who has faith in YHWH, the God of Abram and Abraham, and believes that Yahshua is the Son of God and our Messiah and Bridegroom, is a heir to this promise. However, they must never forget that they are joint heirs of the promise with the Jews! As Scripture says, all of Israel - both natural and grafted in - are heirs to this promise, and they don't need to become Jews to inherit it. Instead, to become heirs of the promise, both Jews and Gentiles need to follow Yahshua in Spirit and in Truth:
~*~ Romans 11:19-24 ~*~
“You will say then, “Branches were broken off that I might be grafted in.” 20 Well said. Because of unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by faith. Do not be haughty, but fear. 21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, He may not spare you either. 22 Therefore consider the goodness and severity of God: on those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in His goodness. Otherwise you also will be cut off. 23 And they also, if they do not continue in unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again. 24 For if you were cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and were grafted contrary to nature into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these, who are natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?”
As this Scripture says, due to the unbelief of the Jews, the Gentiles or Wild Olive Tree branches are being grafted into the Cultivated Olive Tree signifying the Jews. Therefore, if it was not for the unbelief of the Jews in accepting Yahshua as their Messiah, there would be no way for the Gentiles to be grafted in to inherit the promises made to Abraham. So we who were born Gentiles, but now believe in Yahshua owe an enormous debt to the Jews, or Natural Israel for their unbelief! Yahshua also illustrated this truth with “The Parable of the Wicked Vinedressers” (Matthew 21:33-46; Luke 20:9-19).

On the other hand, we also need to remember that, in order to be saved, the Jews also need to accept Yahshua and follow Him to be grafted back into the Cultivated Olive Tree that they have been cut off of for rejecting their Messiah. But, as Scripture points out, the Jews are a very stiff-necked people (Exodus 33:3-6;  Deuteronomy 9:5-7; Acts 7:51-52). So it will take nothing less than the terror of the Great Tribulation to get them to accept Yahshua as their Messiah! This is the truth, no matter how upsetting this might be to Jews or their supporters.

The fact is that when Yahshua returns and sets up His Millennial Kingdom, He will enlarge Jerusalem to include much of what is now the land of Israel, and He will also absorb the surrounding Arab and Muslim nations as part of the new Kingdom of Israel under His rule. This will make Israel large enough for representatives of all those who love Yahshua from every people and nation on Earth to reside there one day, including the Jews.

During Yahshua's Millennial reign, there are Scriptures that indicate that the land of Israel will be greatly enlarged, reaching to the Nile River in Egypt to the south, then northward all the way to the Euphrates River just north of Syria:
~*~ Isaiah 19:22-25 ~*~
“And the Lord will strike Egypt, He will strike and heal it; they will return to the Lord, and He will be entreated by them and heal them. In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian will come into Egypt and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians will serve with the Assyrians. In that day Israel will be one of three with Egypt and Assyria - a blessing in the midst of the land, whom the Lord of hosts shall bless, saying, ‘Blessed is Egypt My people, and Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel My inheritance.’” 
The new Kingdom of Israel will therefore mimic the size of the ancient Kingdom of Israel during King David's reign
~*~ Deuteronomy 11:24 ~*~
“Every place on which the sole of your foot treads shall be yours: from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the River Euphrates, even to the Western Sea, shall be your territory.”
This passage is also mirrored in Joshua 1:4, indicating that the land that Israel now occupies is indeed the property of all Israel, just as Yahweh God promised. Because it will be greatly enlarged one day soon, many resurrected believers will be able to make their home in the re-established Kingdom of Israel. I’m looking forward to that day. But in the meantime, all believers must remember that the Jews are going to be a part of the Kingdom of God one day, no matter what! So it's up to us to love them into it, just as Yahshua asked us to do when He said:
~*~ Matthew 5:43-45 ~*~
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.”
In the case of the Jews, the rain that is falling on them is the blessings of the Holy Spirit, and it is our duty as believers to love whomever the Holy Spirit loves, and to protect and guide them to the truth until all who can be are saved in the Kingdom of God. This mandate does not depend on whether the Jews are Jews by blood, or if only their culture is intrinsically Jewish. We are still commanded to love them, even if they despise us, and this also holds true for the Muslim nations surrounding Israel, who actually are currently enemies of God, Jews and Christians everywhere. We need to love them into the Kingdom too, and preach the Gospel to them whenever and wherever we can - just as Yahshua did, and asked us to do:
~*~ Mark 13:9-11 ~*~
“You will be brought before rulers and kings for My sake, for a testimony to them. 10 And the gospel must first be preached to all the nations. 11 But when they arrest you and deliver you up, do not worry beforehand, or premeditate what you will speak. But whatever is given you in that hour, speak that; for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit.”
As for those attacking Israel by saying they are not really Jews by blood, a Jew is also a Jew by faith, and many Jews still keep their religious traditions - whether they have faith in God or not. We therefore owe it to God to love Judah as it exists today, just as God loves the rest of the Lost Israelites, even though many of them don't know who they really are. Until we all know who we are in God's Kingdom, may our Father God Yahweh in Heaven and His Son Yahshua fill us all with divine peace and, and help us to love our enemies by preaching the Gospel to them.

Hallelu-Yah, and Maranatha! Yahshua is coming soon!

Love and Blessings from
Your Sister in Yahshua,
Helena Lehman of the
Pillar of Enoch Ministry

Art Credit: "Oh Jerusalem" by Greg Olsen
Featuring Yahshua weeping over Jerusalem

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In this blog post, Ill let the videos do most of the talking. My thanks to fidockave123 for keeping track of the devastation going on around the world, and making these videos to remind us that extremely bad weather and Sun and Earth changes are the new normal, though there is really nothing normal about any of these changes.

Altogether, these videos are documented proof that natural disasters have increased exponentially over the past couple of years, and this cannot be considered normal by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, they show that cataclysmically destructive storms, earthquakes, sink holes, and other changes on the Earth and in our Solar System - as evidenced by the massive increase in Solar flares, in the unnatural number of meteorites bombarding our planet, and in the huge increase of near miss comets and asteroids zipping past Earth - are increasing at an alarming rate that is biblically apocalyptic in its proportions.

In my opinion, and in the opinion of fidockave123 - as evidenced in his titles for his videos, and in the Scriptures quoted within them - these destructive events are a fulfillment of the prophecies that Yahshua gave concerning the signs that would precede His coming in the Rapture:
 ~*~ Matthew 24:3-8 ~*~ 
“Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” 4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.”
A similar set of signs were also recorded in Lukes Gospel:
~*~ Luke 21:7-12 ~*~
“So they asked Him, saying, “Teacher, but when will these things be? And what sign will there be when these things are about to take place?” 8 And He said: “Take heed that you not be deceived. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and, ‘The time has drawn near.’ Therefore do not go after them. 9 But when you hear of wars and commotions, do not be terrified; for these things must come to pass first, but the end will not come immediately.” 10 Then He said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11 And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven. 12 But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you...”
If these prophecies of the events that will happen just before Yahshua’s return to gather His elect from all over the world in the Rapture (as recorded in Matthew 24:29-44) are happening now - and I firmly believe that they are - then they are a sure sign that the Rapture could happen on any day now, for these signs are announcing that we are in the season of our deliverance!

Praise Yahweh God for that, and Praise Yahshua our Messiah, who will likely be coming in the clouds to retrieve His Bride in the very near future!


Helena Lehman of the
Pillar of Enoch Ministry


Distress of Nations SEPTEMBER 2012

A World of Imperative Change 

Wake Up Call for America

Extreme Weather Events and Earth Changes DECEMBER 2012






Hallelu-Yah! Yahshua is coming SOON!

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Thursday, May 09, 2013

The Difference Between
Spiritual Gifts and the Fruit of the Spirit

Upon reading Bible Scholar Jack Van Impe’s newsletter on this morning of May 9th, I was deeply impressed by how clearly it describes the difference between a Carnal Christian and a Spirit-Filled Christian. Though I have often attempted to describe the difference between the two being the filling of the Holy Spirit, or lack thereof, Dr. Van Impe’s explanation is the best that I’ve seen. In this message, Dr. Van Impe shows the difference between a believer’s spiritual gifts, and the fruit of the Spirit that is the catalyst for using spiritual gifts in a manner that is pleasing to Yahweh God. Since I believe that this crucial message is much-needed in the Church today, I am sharing it here on my blog so that everyone I know can also be blessed by it.

The reason I feel that this distinction between spiritual gifts and the fruit of the Spirit is important is because there is a BIG difference between being saved from the fires of Hell through belief in Yahshua, and reigning and ruling with Christ for a thousand years. It is my FIRM belief that those believers who are living carnally and comfortably with sin will NOT be taken in the Rapture, which is for those who will reign with Christ during His Millennial Rule, but only the faithful servants of Yahshua who are following Him, are not in love with the world, and truly desire to be with Him. Meanwhile, those who are apostate (i.e. who are living in sin, and are in love with the world) will be left behind so that they can be refined in the fire of the Tribulation. 

This doesnt mean that any believers will lose their salvation, but that they are not worthy of our blessed hope in the Rapture due to their unregenerated spiritual condition. But because they are saved, even if they die, they will be raised up at the end of the Tribulation, when all the martyrs will be raised. However, all those who are saved, but who are still carnal when they die before and during the Great Tribulation may have to wait until the Last Judgment to be raised to everlasting life, since they will be unworthy to reign and rule with Christ. This is therefore something important that all believers need to ponder, and pray about. 

Where do you want to be during the Millennial Rule of Christ? Do you wish to be serving the King in the Kingdom, or do you wish to be relegated to the outer darkness, where there will be much weeping and gnashing of teeth?

~ From Helena Lehman of the Pillar of Enoch Ministry

A Message of Hope From Jack Van Impe taken from Jack Van Impe Ministries International Newsletter - May 6, 2013

In the last newsletter we saw that every saved person has the Holy Spirit, for if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his (Romans 8:9). Not only does every child of God have the Holy Spirit but each believer has experienced the “baptism.” This baptism, or placing into the Body of Christ, by the Holy Spirit, accompanies salvation. I Corinthians 12:13 states: For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body . . . . The baptism, administered to ALL the saved immediately, endows each believer with at least one of the gifts found in Ephesians 4, Romans 12, and I Corinthians 12. The gifts are not for a select few who “strive” or “work” in order to appease God for spiritual favors. Never! Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh? (Galatians 3:3). Instead, the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal (I Corinthians 12:7), and . . . all these [gifts] worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will (I Corinthians 12:11). Believers are not commanded to seek any gift but instead the Giver - the blessed Holy Spirit.

Then, because He divides to every man as He wills, one gladly accepts His choice of gifts for his life. If one feels his gift is unimportant, remember that we are all members or parts of Christ’s body and . . .those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary (I Corinthians 12:22). Fingernails and toenails may seem to be inferior parts of one’s body, but what problems one encounters without them. So every member has his place of importance in Christ’s body.

Rejoice in the gift God has given you and do not seek another’s gift. You might be out of place if the Holy Spirit wants you to be a finger instead of an eye. Likewise, you may be out of order when you seek the gift of faith and the Holy Spirit wants “helps” for your lifelong gift. Whatever the gift, every believer has at least one.

You see, there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh ALL IN ALL (I Corinthians 12:4-6). Praise God, it is He who works ALL THE GIFTS and IN ALL. All that God requires is that every believer use his gift to the best of his ability. To do so will bring great reward at the Judgment Seat of Christ. Disobedience in administering the gift will bring loss of rewards (II John 8).

Let’s move now to the teaching concerning the filling of the Spirit. The “baptism” and the “filling” are two distinct things. The baptism is a once-for-all experience which places the believer into the Body of Christ. Since the Holy Spirit is God and all-knowing, He makes no mistakes as He places the saved into Christ’s body. If He did make mistakes, and members of the Body of Christ were eventually removed, there would be a mutilated, amputated, disfigured atrocity in eternity. Instead, every true believer is “baptized” and “sealed” into that Body by the Holy Spirit unto the day of redemption (Ephesians 4:30).

Though there is only one “baptism,” there are many “fillings.” Ephesians 5:18 states: . . . be filled with the Spirit. The literal Greek declares: Be being filled which implies a continuous process. Every believer needs it, as much as his fuel-guzzling automobile needs gas, in order to run efficiently for Christ. The baptism produces the gifts but the filling enables one to minister the gifts spiritually. Though all have gifts, not all are spiritual. Thousands today who claim “the gift” are carnal because they are not being filled daily by the Spirit.

Let me prove this from I Corinthians 13:1-3: Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity [love], I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, l am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

Five gifts are mentioned in these three verses: tongues, prophecy, knowledge, faith, and helps. They can all be ministered in a state of carnality. One is not spiritual because of tongues, prophecy, knowledge, faith, or helps. Why? Because it takes the fruit of the Spirit to minister the gifts spiritually.

Read carefully: Love is Number One on God’s listing in Galatians 5:22 as the fruit of the Spirit. This is the same love of I Corinthians 13 that suffereth long, and is kind; that envies not; that vaunts not itself and is not puffed up; that does not behave itself unseemly, that seeks not her own, that is not easily provoked, that thinks no evil, that rejoices not in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; that bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things (verses 47).

Do you have this fruit? You may speak in tongues and be mean, or you may have the “gift of faith” and be cantankerous. You may be a “helper” in the vineyard and do nothing but cultivate poison grapes for other Spirit-filled believers.

God says even though one prophesies, preaches with power, or has the gift of knowledge and faith and has not love, the “gifted” one is nothing in God’s eyes. And even though one “helps” by giving his all for the poor or being burned to death and has not love, he will end up with nothing at that day when God’s rewards are distributed for service. You see, it is the fruit of the Spirit that counts. The gifts can be ministered without the fruit.

In fact, the gifts can be duplicated by Satan. The present situation is sometimes similar to Moses’ day when the devil’s magicians counterfeited the miracles of God’s servant. Do not take my word for it but look at the statement of the Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 7:22: Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? They manifested the gifts of prophecy, discernment of spirits, miracles, plus helps or works. But Christ never knew them (verse 23). Since “never” means never, they manifested the gifts without being saved. They did not possess the “fruit” of the Spirit but were workers of iniquity. Let’s seek the fruit of the Spirit to minister the gifts. This will produce godliness and holiness.

The Fruit of the Spirit

Every believer needs a daily infilling of the Spirit in order to live a spiritual life. No believer has ever reached the place where he does not need to walk by means of the Spirit, for when we walk in the Spirit, we shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh (Galatians 5:16). The nine words describing this fruit are: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance (Galatians 5:22). These represent superhuman qualities which the flesh could never produce. Only God, the Holy Spirit, is able to make mortal beings act this way. No human can duplicate, nor devil counterfeit, the fruit of the Spirit. It is the only way to be like Jesus, for someone has well said: “Galatians 5:22 is the shortest biography of Christ ever written.” Only the “fullness of the Spirit” can make one like Jesus. The term fruit is singular, meaning that all nine graces form the fruit. The Holy Spirit does not produce a few of these but usually all nine when one is Spirit-filled. They are:

A. LOVE. This is not the romanticized or sexual love of the street or of society’s rebels. It is the divine love that is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit (Romans 5:5). It makes one love the lowly, the unlovely, and the unclean. It makes one love members of another race or denomination. It does not look down upon those whose gifts differ.

In Corinth this love was missing and the gifts became a source of competition among the “spiritually elite.” That is why Paul said in I Corinthians 13:1: Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity [love], I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

The presence of gifts is not the evidence of the Spirit’s filling. You may have gifts, but prophet, miracle worker, helper - do you have the fruit? This is where Satan can fool and deceive us. He can imitate the gifts mentioned in I Corinthians 12, 13 and 14, but he cannot imitate or produce the fruit of the Spirit. Do not misunderstand - I am not against gifts, but gifts prove nothing. The real evidence is found in the fruit one bears as he ministers the gifts.

Oh, that we might be filled with all the fullness of God (Ephesians 3:19). This Holy Spirit produced love makes us love others. Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God . . . (I John 4:7). Do you have the real evidence of the Spirit’s filling? It is described in I Corinthians 13:4-7: Love suffers long, and is kind; love envies not [or is not jealous]; love vaunts not itself [boasting about its gifts]; love seeks not its own; is not easily provoked; thinks no evil; rejoices not in iniquity but rejoices in the truth; love bears all things; believes all things; hopes all things and endures all things. The world is waiting to see this evidence. Get filled and show it to them. Don’t split churches arguing about superior gifts, but manifest the love that proves one has the Spirit’s fruit.

B. Next in line is JOY. Joy is not the superficial happiness that springs from sports or television, for happiness depends upon happenings. Instead, it is the joy of the Lord which is one’s strength (Nehemiah 8:10). It is a contentment in times of suffering, sorrow, and even death. It is joy unspeakable and full of glory (I Peter 1:8).

C. PEACE also fills the minds and hearts of those who are Spirit dominated. This is not peace with God that accompanies salvation (Romans 5:1) but the peace of God, which passeth all understanding (Philippians 4:7). This peace produces a sublime calm of heart and mind in spite of every disturbance, heartbreaking circumstance, or adverse condition and glorifies God before an unsaved world.

D. LONGSUFFERING within a believer is a quality that only the Holy Spirit can produce. It is the opposite of impatience. It cannot be produced by members of Adam’s race but must be wrought within a Christian by God. The Lord God, [is] merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth (Exodus 34:6). This is why the ungodly receive countless opportunities to be saved, for: The Lord . . . is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance (II Peter 3:9). This same attitude may be the believer’s portion, for God strengthens us with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness(Colossians 1:11). We are to walk with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (Ephesians 4:2, 3). Yes.... be patient toward all men (I Thessalonians 5:14). How are you doing? Do you have the real evidence of the Spirit’s fullness?

E. GENTLENESS. Again, this is a fruit from God, for . . . the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated . . . (James 3:17). Paul could also say: . . . we were gentle among you . . . (I Thessalonians 2:7). Bickering, fighting, fussing church members forget that the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men (II Timothy 2:24). Do you have the fruit? Remember, it cannot be attained by human effort or by imitation, but only as a direct filling by the Spirit.

F. GOODNESS is produced at salvation and made to bloom in one’s life as the Spirit fills a believer. Jesus said: . . . none is good . . . (Luke18:19). Paul said: . . . there is none that doeth good, no, not one (Romans 3:12). Men talk about doing good, and it is only egotism seeking praise. However, the Spirit within produces real goodness toward others.

G. FAITH, in this listing, is actually faithfulness. Lamentations 3:23, speaking about God, states: . . .great is thy faithfulness. This same faithfulness in a Christian may become a daily reality. One does not have to be up and down spiritually. God’s faithfulness, wrought in a Christian by the Spirit, can make him faithful daily.

H. MEEKNESS is the hardest fruit to possess, for as soon as we think we have it, we’ve lost it. However, let it be remembered that meekness does not consist in pretending to be less than one really is, but rather when one does not pretend to be more than he really is. Again, the flesh cannot generate meekness because it is only puffed-up flesh. It takes the filling of the Spirit to put on meekness (Colossians 3:12).

I. Finally, TEMPERANCE is self-control. The term speaks for itself and, praise God, the Holy Spirit produces it in those who have the fullness of the Spirit.
We have seen that God demands a high and holy standard of life, but He has also provided the means to produce it .. . . Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh (Galatians 5:16).

Let’s begin seeking the fruit instead of gifts. Gifts are for all, but the fruit - though for all - may only be realized by those who grieve not the Spirit (Ephesians 4:30), quench not the Spirit (I Thessalonians 5:19), and then walk in the Spirit (Galatians 5:16). In simple terms, one must turn from all known sin to a daily reliance on the Holy Spirit if he is to evidence the fullness and fruit of the Holy Spirit. Why not begin today?