Joseph Herrin (01-25-09)
Surely Yahweh God does nothing unless He reveals His secret counsel to His servants the prophets. A lion has roared! Who will not fear? Yahweh God has spoken! Who can but prophesy?
Whenever Yahweh does something of significance in His dealing with the nations and His people He will reveal those things to mankind through various means. There are extraordinary things about to occur in this hour, for the great and terrible day of the Lord is at hand. There are few things which are spoken of more often than this event at the end of the age for it serves as a great climax to the rule of Satan over the earth and the beginning of the rule of Christ as the kingdom of this earth becomes the kingdom of our Lord and Christ.
The prophets of the Old Testament spoke much of this day and what would occur. What is described is unprecedented in the history of man.
For Yahweh of hosts will have a day of reckoning against everyone who is proud and lofty and against everyone who is lifted up, that he may be abased.
On every lofty mountain and on every high hill there will be streams running with water on the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.
For that day belongs to Yahweh God of hosts, a day of vengeance, so as to avenge Himself on His foes; and the sword will devour and be satiated and drink its fill of their blood; for there will be a slaughter for Yahweh God of hosts...
For the day is near, even the day of Yahweh is near, a cloudy day; it shall be the time of doom for the nations.
The sun will be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the great and awesome day of Yahweh comes. And it will come about that whoever calls on the name of Yahweh will be delivered; for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be those who escape, as Yahweh has said, even among the survivors whom Yahweh calls.
Alas, you who are longing for the day of Yahweh, for what purpose will the day of Yahweh be to you? It will be darkness and not light; as when a man flees from a lion and a bear meets him, or goes home, leans his hand against the wall and a snake bites him. Will not the day of Yahweh be darkness instead of light, even gloom with no brightness in it?
These words of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Joel and Amos serve as a sampling of those things written about the day which is near at hand. It is evident that what is spoken of is no small event. We would therefore expect that Yahweh would provide many warnings of the day’s approach that His people might make themselves ready. This He has been doing through words of prophecy, through dreams and visions, through signs in the heavens and signs upon the earth. He has been giving a multitude of witnesses, yet tragically there have been few of God’s people who have heeded the signs. Rarely have any of these things been mentioned from the pulpit of the tens of thousands of churches that are found throughout the land.
The warnings God has given have been present for a considerable period of time. There were some who prophesied and shared visions of the things to come back in the 1950s. These words of warning were like to scattered drops of rain. They were rare and widely spaced apart. In the next decades the warnings continued. David Wilkerson began to speak of those things to come in the 1970s and 1980s. Dumitru Duduman also began to prophesy judgment and destruction upon the nations in the 1980s.
Over time the warnings increased in frequency as the day drew nearer. The 1990s saw a great increase of dreams and visions and signs in the heavens and upon the earth. Yet is has been since the events of 9-11-2001 when the towers fell in New York City, the seat of the United Nations and arguably the financial and media capital of the world, that the warnings have taken on a greater urgency and have been coming forth through signs of unprecedented scope. Did you note the words of Isaiah concerning the day of Yahweh and the towers falling?
On every lofty mountain and on every high hill there will be streams running with water on the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.
Isaiah is not the only one to link the fall of great towers with the approach of the day of Yahweh.
Near is the great day of Yahweh, near and coming very quickly; Listen, the day of Yahweh! In it the warrior cries out bitterly. A day of wrath is that day, a day of trouble and distress, a day of destruction and desolation, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness, a day of trumpet and battle cry against the fortified cities and the high corner towers.
On September 11th, 2001 President George W. Bush was at an elementary school in Sarasota, Florida when the news of the towers being struck came in. Out in the Atlantic, making its way toward Florida was Tropical Storm Gabrielle. Gabriel is the name of the angel pictured by the church as blowing the trumpet of God. Tropical Storm Gabrielle was to pass directly over the heart of Sarasota a short time after the president departed. The trumpeter approached and the towers fell.
Since that date there have been an immense number of signs, many profound in scope. There are many I have not written about, and certainly there are those which escaped my notice, but were observed by others. I will set forth a chronology of events which have occurred since the towers fell. The sheer number of testimonies given to mankind is sobering. The day is very near, yet rarely have any of these things been mentioned in the church, and as a result many will be caught unaware and unprepared.
Chronology of Warnings/Judgments
9-11-2001: The World Trade Centers are struck by planes and collapse completely into a pile of rubble.
Link: Photo Essay - Babylon Burning; http://www.heart4god.ws/id495.htm
12-18 -2001: Saint John the Divine Church, just blocks from the World Trade Centers in Manhattan, the largest Gothic Cathedral in America, catches fire and is severely damaged. The fire began in the Church gift shop behind the sanctuary (symbolizing Yahweh’s judgment upon money changers and merchants in the house of God).
2-1-03: Bush government announces plan to divide up Israel to bring peace to Middle East. On the same day the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates on re-entry. First debris falls on Palestine, Texas. Yahweh testifies that He will enter into judgment with those nations that seek to divide up His land.
3-23-2003: Jessica Lynch injured in ambush in Iraq. Jessica Lynch’s story serves as a parable of those things coming to America. Her hometown is Palestine, West Virginia.
8-27-2003: Mars makes its closest approach to earth since man was created. Mars is a harbinger of war and bloodshed. It is attended by its two moons, Phobos (Fear) and Deimos (Panic). This heavenly sign testifies that a time of greater war, bloodshed, fear and panic is coming to the earth than ever witnessed before.
8-19-2003: America’s 6th largest city, Phoenix, Arizona, runs out of gas as a pipeline ruptures. The problem continues for weeks. At the peak of the problem on August 19th only one third of the cities gas stations have fuel. People are lined up for hours, often to have the pumps run dry before they can get fuel. Altercations ensue and panic buying exacerbates the problem. The Spirit testifies that this is a sign of things to come to the nation.
10-28-2003: Great solar flare erupts from the surface of the Sun. It is directed straight toward the earth and comes from Sunspot 486. The Spirit testifies that this sign is related to Psalms 48:6 “Panic seized them there; anguish as of a woman in childbirth.”
2004: Four land-falling hurricanes strike Florida damaging one out of five homes in the state. Hurricanes Charlie, Frances, Jeanne and Ivan each wreak devastation. Millions lose power. Oil infrastructure is greatly damaged, especially by Ivan. Each hurricane bears a name relating to a nation that will rise up against America, striking her in coming days. Ivan strikes U.S. three times.
12-26-2004: Tsunami in the Indian Ocean kills over 200,000 in one day. Tsunami is caused by an earthquake estimated at 9.1-9.3 on the Richter Scale, making it one of the top three most powerful earthquakes in history.
8-28-2005: Hurricane Katrina strikes U.S. devastating New Orleans. Over half the population of New Orleans is dislocated and does not return. Casino industry on Gulf coast is wiped out, and oil infrastructure damaged. Homosexual festival Southern Decadence is canceled.
9-24-2005:Hurricane Rita strikes the U.S. flooding New Orleans again just as they are set to invite the citizens of the city back. Landfall is on the opposite side of the city from Hurricane Katrina and more casinos are destroyed.
10-21-2005:Hurricane Wilma Strikes Cancun, Mexico and Key West Florida. It cancels two sexually debauched festivals; The Mayan Riviera Gay Fall Fiesta, and Fantasy Fest.
8-31-2006: Hurricane Ernesto strikes the U.S.. The name Ernesto means “earnest”: “a token or pledge of things to come,” and “intensely serious.”
10-15-2007: Condoleeza Rice, Secretary of State for the U.S., announces plans to create a Palestinian state by dividing up Israel’s land. Six days later fires erupt across California fanned by 100 mph winds. Over 2,000 homes are destroyed and over a million people are forced to flee San Diego.
11-15-2007: Incredible sign seen in the heavens as comet Holmes brightens by a factor of a million times and expands in size to be larger than the Sun to become the largest object visible to man in the heavens.
3-21-2008: The largest gamma ray burst ever detected is observed by astronomers coming from the constellation Bootes; “The Coming One.” The Gamma ray burst is determined to be the most distant object ever observed by man, and it is aimed directly at the earth. A powerful heavenly sign.
5-2-2008: Cyclone Nargis kills 90,000 in Burma and adjacent countries. There is much prophecy contained in this event. On same date, storm in U.S. kills 6, including a teen in Siloam Springs, evoking memories of Tower of Siloam disaster that Christ spoke of to His disciples.
5-11-2008: Mother’s Day Tornado strikes Macon, Georgia closing majority of churches set to honor mothers. Main damage on streets named after Pope and president. Many images of the flag are destroyed.
7-13-2008: Miss USA falls on stage before an international audience for the second time in two consecutive years, symbolizing that America’s fall is certain and will come soon.
5-31-2008: For the second time in as many months a major construction crane collapses in Manhattan resulting in loss of life. This occurs during a year when a rash of construction cranes collapsed signifying the end of American ascendancy and her coming collapse.
8-20-2008: 153 die in Spanair flight over Barcelona, symbolizing those who will not be saved in the coming days of woe.
8-24-08: Tropical Storm Fay inundates Florida, defying all storm predictions, intensifying while over land, and striking Florida four times, which had never occurred before. Four speaks of humility, and many symbolic truths of coming judgment were observed.
8-31-2008: Hurricane Gustav causes the largest evacuation in U.S. history as three million flee from its path.
9-3-08: Three named storms are present in the Atlantic at the same time. Each one bears a name relating to the story of a barren woman who gave birth to a promised son in the Bible. The storms are Hannah, Ike, and Josephine. The Spirit is indicating that the barren church must bring forth sons after the mature image of Christ at the end of the age.
9-9-08: Sarah Palin arrives on the world scene at a time when Hurricane Ike is also forming in the Atlantic. Ike is a diminutive of Isaac, and Sarah was the mother of Isaac and the wife of Abraham. She gave birth to a son in her old age. Sarah’s number in High School while playing basketball was 22. She was born on February 11th (2-11) and is 44 years old. These numbers represent a double portion of flesh cutting which must precede a double portion of anointing.
9-13-2008: Hurricane Ike makes landfall as the third most destructive hurricane in the United States. It caused in excess of $22 billion dollars of damage, leaving the entire Houston metropolitan area without power, and disrupting fuel distribution to the U.S. for weeks.
Fall 2008: America reels as one financial disaster after another strikes resulting in Congress taking extraordinary and unprecedented measures to stave off collapse. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are nationalized, as is AIG, the world’s largest insurer. Banks are bailed out. Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers collapse. Trillions of dollars of losses are compiled and the government debt explodes. The Stock Market falls precipitously, ending the closing the year at nearly ½ of its peak just 18 months earlier.
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10-7-2008: Iceland banking system collapses, forecasting what is coming to the nations of the world.
11-5-2008: Barack Hussein Obama wins the race for the U.S. presidency. The day election results are announced the Illinois lottery posts the winning numbers for Pick Three. The winning numbers are 6-6-6.
12-1-2008: A conjunction of Venus, Jupiter and a crescent moon in the constellation Sagittarius foretell the coming birth of the manchild and Satan being cast down to the earth where he will persecute the remnant of her seed.
12-19-08: The harlot and the beast are yoked together as Barack Obama chooses Rick Warren to speak the invocation at his upcoming inauguration. Obama also appoints a homosexual clergyman to lead a prayer service at the Lincoln Memorial. What fellowship has Christ with Belial?
1-15-2009: US Airways jet crashes in the Hudson River. Both pilots and all 153 aboard are alive after what is touted as “the miracle on the Hudson.” Tremendous things are signified.
1-20-09: Barack Obama is iaugurated using the same Bible President Lincoln took his oath upon. Parallels between Lincoln’s presidency and what is coming during Obama’s presidency are seen.
People of God, this is not an exhaustive list of signs, but I am exhausted just producing it. I have not mentioned the historic flooding in the midwest this past year, the hundreds of fires that sprung up overnight in California after the governor passed legislation in favor of homosexuality, the record setting rash of tornadoes in recent years, the earthquakes that have killed hundreds of thousands throughout the world, or a host of other things. Every day the news brings reports of business collapses, record numbers of newly unemployed, a precipitous collapse of the housing market with millions losing their homes, and a host of other signs of the times. And the worst has not even hit yet.
Are you heeding the signs? Are you walking with the Lord, embracing the cross, and walking worthy of Him, knowing that His appearing I His saints is imminent and the great and terrible day of Yahweh is at hand?
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