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Enoch Prophesied the Great Apostasy
By
James Scott Trimm


 

The Book of Enoch prophecies of a great apostasy and a last days restoration of truth:

And thereafter, in the Seventh Week, a perverse generation shall arise. And many shall be its misdeeds and all its doings shall be apostate. And at its close the elect shall be chosen, as witnesses to righteousness, from the eternal plant of righteousness, to whom shall be given seven-fold wisdom and knowledge. And they will uproot the foundations of oppression, And the structure of falsehood therein to destroy it utterly.
(1Enoch 93:9-11 James Trimm Translation)

Yeshua warned that the last days would be like the days of Noach:

37 And as it was in the days of Noach, so will it be at the coming of the Son of Man.
38 For as they were in the days that were before the flood--eating and drinking, marrying
and giving in marriage, until the day that Noach entered into the ark,
(Mt. 24:37-38 – HRV)

And this is a major theme of the Book of Enoch.  Enoch forewarns of the coming judgment of the flood, and parallels this with the judgment of the last days. The Book of Enoch even prophecies that in the last days:

“women shall become pregnant and abort their babies
and cast them out from their midst”
(1En. 99:5).

The Book of Enoch tells of how 200 fallen angels led by Shemikhazah and Azazel “saw and lusted after” human females and copulated with them producing a race of giants (1Enoch 6) and taught mankind secrets such as sorcery, the making of weapons (1Enoch 7-8) and how to perform an abortion (1En. 69:12). YHWH’s judgment finally comes. Shemikhazah and “all his associates” are bound fast “for seventy generations” until “the judgment that is forever is consummated” (1En. 9:11-12) (compare Y’hudah 1:6 & 2Kefa 2:2-10).  The giants are killed by the flood but their spirits remain on earth as evil spirits (1En. 15:8-12). In the last days the fallen angels will return again (1Enoch 56:5).

The Book of Enoch tells us that Shemikhazah and his associate fallen angels would be bound up for seventy generations:

11 And YHWH said unto Mikha’el: 'Go, make known to Shemikhazah and his associates who have united themselves with women so as to have defiled themselves with them in all their uncleanness.
12 And when their sons shall die, and they have seen the destruction of their beloved ones, bind them fast for seventy generations  in the valleys of the earth, till the great day of their judgment and of their consummation, till the judgment that is for ever and ever is consummated.
(1Enoch 10:11-12)

Now if one counts the generations from Enoch to Yeshua one finds there were seventy generations (Luke 3:23-37).

So the seventy generations end immediately after the generation of Yeshua and hit Talmudim. This brings us to an interesting statement made by the Nazarene writer Hegesippus around 185 C.E. as he recounted the beginning of the apostasy:

Up to that period the Assembly had remained like a virgin
pure and uncorrupted: for, if there were any persons who
were disposed to tamper with the wholesome rule of the
proclaiming of salvation, they still lurked in some dark
place of concealment or other. But, when the sacred band of
Emissaries had in various ways closed their lives, and that
generation of men to whom it had been vouchsafed to listen to the
godlike Wisdom with their own ears had passed away, then did the
confederacy of godless error take its rise through the treachery
of false teachers, who, seeing that none of the emissaries any
longer survived, at length attempted with bare and uplifted
head to oppose the proclaiming of the truth by proclaiming
“knowledge falsely so called.”
(Hegessippus; Memoirs)

The generation which followed the life of Yeshua and his emissaries was the generation in which Shemikhazah and his associates were to be released. And this was the very generation in which false teachers began with bare and uplifted head to oppose the proclaiming of the truth, the very generation in which the apostasy began.

The long night of the apostasy is ending. The Book of Enoch is again coming to light that it may be a cause of joy and uprightness and much wisdom to those who observe the Torah in the last days. The culmination of all things is at hand.

One of the great revelations of the Book of Enoch is that the fallen angels were set loose for a period of time pending their final judgment, beginning with the generation immediately following Yeshua and his Talmidim.  In other words, by the late first Century, the apostasy was well underway!

As you know this ministry has been under attack from the Oppressor. 

As many of you know, my wife was in the hospital for almost all of August and September, much of it in ICU. It was, and still is, a trial for us.  We have been under attack by the Enemy for years, but never like this.  I absolutely do not exaggerate when I say she was fighting for her life!  

She came home to a difficult recovery, and is still not out of the woods.  Just this last weekend, she was readmitted to the hospital overnight for tests and IV antibiotics.

 

Early on many of you stepped up to support us in this crisis financially.  We honestly could not have made it through those 50+ days without you.  However, as the days passed by, our situation got “old” and those funds slowed down. 

We came home broke and behind on bills and rent  (not to mention medical bills not covered by my wife’s Insurnce). And we are literally running low on groceries.

 

The main thing is that we need you all to step up and support this work like never before.  Now is not the time to become complacent. 

****If you can make a one time donation of $500 or $1,000 dollars to support this work, now is the time!****  Any amount will help.

Is this work worthy of your support? What other ministry provides this kind of teaching?

What other ministry is reaching the Jewish people with Messiah and the world with Torah like this ministry is?

Now is time to step up to the plate!


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