Joseph Herrin (06-04-09)
Quest: a long or arduous task or journey
This series will piece together a diverse assortment of information from recent news stories, government activities and Scriptures to provide God’s people with a better understanding of that journey which lies directly ahead of them, the situations they will face, and what is required to prepare for the quest. Among the items to be discussed are the murder of an abortion provider in his church; the recent crash of Air France flight 447 with the loss of all aboard and its relationship to the last voyage of Sir Ernest Shackleton; The construction of FEMA detention camps; President Obama’s recent meeting where he discussed the need for the government to have “preventive detainment” powers; The Department of Homeland Security’s document defining the people and groups that the government is watching; the sudden fall of a group of Orthodox Jewish schoolgirls in New York; an earthquake in Honduras that collapsed the Democracy Bridge over the Ulua River and toppled a water tower in the town of Independence.
The signs of Satanically inspired actions aimed at creating a New World Order are abundant. That Satan comes only to “kill, steal and destroy” does not seem to trouble the hearts and minds of those who have given themselves to be willing accomplices in his schemes. Satan has no love for mankind, and neither do his servants. Although they masquerade as humanitarians, they are actually in their hearts “anti-human.” Is this not evident to all but the most blind when men such as Barack Obama will oppose laws that require medical assistance to be given to babies that survive a failed abortion, while at the same time they act outraged when an abortion provider perishes after having slaughtered 60,000 children while reaping millions of dollars in profits from his butchery?
Make no mistake, those who are presented relentlessly by the media as humanitarians and as saviors of mankind, are far from it.
II Corinthians 11:13-15
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.
During the presidential campaign one brave young lady, Gianna Jessen, who was a survivor of a failed abortion, had the courage to stand up and say that Obama’s policies in support of the killing of babies are not the actions of a humanitarian. This young woman has a remarkable testimony, and I encourage everyone to take the time to watch the following two videos from a recent address she gave in Australia.
The land of America is stained with the blood of tens of millions of babies who were sacrificed on altars of lust, pleasure and selfishness. Their blood is not silent, but cries out for God to observe the evil done to them and to judge.
And [Yahweh] said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood is crying to Me from the ground. And now you are cursed...”
If God heard the blood of one man’s blood crying out from the earth, then what must the blood of tens of millions sound like in His ears?
For the transgression of abortion alone, God would be justified in destroying America completely. Recently I read a news article that described an archaeological find where an ancient altar to Molech was uncovered. There was evidence of over 20,000 children having perished in the flames of this one altar. What is there to distinguish an altar of Molech from a modern abortion clinic? Saline abortion is one of the most common methods employed where powerful salts burn the flesh of the baby inside and out. Children can be seen recoiling in pain in medical images from these procedures.
We consider that the ancient peoples must have been very callous, backward, and beastly to have caused their children to pass through the fires, yet in America the places of her sacrifices have been hidden behind a facade of respectability. Men and women who are called Doctors and Medical Professionals, oversee the grisly ritual. By cloaking their abominable activity in these false garbs of respectability Americans are persuade that they are somehow different from those whom God judged severely in ages past.
"And they have built the high places of Topheth, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire, which I did not command, and it did not come into My mind. Therefore, behold, days are coming," declares Yahweh, "when it will no more be called Topheth, or the valley of the son of Hinnom, but the valley of the Slaughter; for they will bury in Topheth because there is no other place. And the dead bodies of this people will be food for the birds of the sky, and for the beasts of the earth; and no one will frighten them away. Then I will make to cease from the cities of Judah and from the streets of Jerusalem the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride; for the land will become a ruin.”
Topheth was a valley in which the Israelites sacrificed their children to the god Molech. Truly there is nothing new under the sun, and God will judge America as He did Judah and Jerusalem. What was the government’s response to the killing of this abortion provider? Barack Obama stated, “"I am shocked and outraged by the murder of Dr. George Tiller as he attended church services this morning.” Attorney General Eric Holder issued the following statement, “The murder of Doctor George Tiller is an abhorrent act of violence, and his family is in our thoughts and prayers at this tragic moment... The Department of Justice will work to bring the perpetrator of this crime to justice.”
I am reminded of Jezebel’s outrage when she heard that the prophet Elijah had the prophets of Baal and Asherah killed. Jezebel was incensed that those who led the nation into wickedness had perished, but she had no fear of the righteous judgment of a holy God. Where is the outrage at the killing of babies? Tiller was well known to be one of the most prominent men in the nation to perform late term abortions of babies that were completely viable, able to live on their own at the time they were killed. Should not the president and attorney general have expressed outrage and shock at the daily murder of innocent children who cannot protect themselves?
Open your mouth for the dumb, for the rights of all the unfortunate. Open your mouth, judge righteously, and defend the rights of the afflicted and needy.
I share this at the beginning of this series to express to you how serious a judgment awaits this nation. The Spirit is testifying that America will suffer profound judgments. Millions will perish. Her economy will be shattered. Her ease and prosperity will be gone in a moment. Terror will stalk the cities. Famine and plague will decimate the population. Even as the population of America have gone to evil men to kill the weak and defenseless, so God will give this nation into the hands of evil men who will slay them by the millions.
Even now, the schemes of evil men are being advanced. The population is being readied to be sacrificed in great numbers. It is at this time that Yahweh is instructing His people to prepare themselves, to ready their arks, for they will soon have to flee to wilderness places in order to escape the judgment. A remnant are listening and acting, while most go on oblivious to the destruction that lies at the door.
“And I shall pour out My indignation on you; I shall blow on you with the fire of My wrath, and I shall give you into the hand of brutal men, skilled in destruction. You will be fuel for the fire; your blood will be in the midst of the land.”
A remnant are hearing the voice of Yahweh. They are receiving directions on preparing for the coming days. Yahweh has warned His people before to seek a place of safety when His judgments were about to fall upon a land. We see examples of this in both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible.
Then God said to Noah, "The end of all flesh has come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence because of them; and behold, I am about to destroy them with the earth. Make for yourself an ark...”
I Kings 17:2-5
And the word of Yahweh came to [Elijah], saying, "Go away from here and turn eastward, and hide yourself by the brook Cherith, which is east of the Jordan. And it shall be that you shall drink of the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to provide for you there." So he went and did according to the word of Yahweh.
Come, my people, enter into your rooms, and close your doors behind you; hide for a little while, until indignation runs its course. For behold, Yahweh is about to come out from His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity; and the earth will reveal her bloodshed, and will no longer cover her slain.
“But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then recognize that her desolation is at hand. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, and let those who are in the midst of the city depart, and let not those who are in the country enter the city; because these are days of vengeance, in order that all things which are written may be fulfilled.”
And the two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman, in order that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she was nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent.
Even in recent history there are amazing accounts of the Spirit of God speaking to His people to warn them to ready themselves to escape the hands of evil men. I have posted the testimony of Boris Sorokovsky on the Heart4God website. Mr. Sorokovsky relates an account of how the Spirit of Christ directed many Ukrainian believers to escape from the hands of the Communists who would come in and kill millions of their people. Following is an excerpt from that writing:
The revolution took place in Russia in 1917 and Russia was in for 70 years of great darkness, of atheism and the authorities fighting against God. So the Lord, in His mercy and His providence, decided to send help to Russia and put up a standard there and bring the Light of the Gospel into Russia.
The Lord sent one man from the U.S.A., filled with the Holy Ghost. He sent him to Russia. He was a Russian man, and he came into Russia and started to preach the apostolic message; the message of salvation; the message of sanctification; the message of holiness; the message of dying unto sin; the message of repentance; and the message of also entering into the blessing of the Lord - into the outpouring of the Holy Ghost and the miracles of God's power which are able to be performed when God's people seek His Face.
Russian people were very simple people at that time. The majority of them were farmers. There was hardly any education. The message preached was believed and so a revival broke out in Russia. It spread like a wildfire through many villages, many towns.
Within the first seven or eight years from 1923, when God sent that man into Russia, revival took over the whole of the Ukraine and all of Russia; as far as the Ural mountains which are the mountains running north and south, dividing the Russian mainland from Siberia.
So the Lord was doing mighty things and He was establishing a church there; a living church which was going away from the orthodox church. The orthodox church, as you may be aware, worships idols and icons, crosses and all those types of things.
There were many people, thousands and thousands of people, coming to the Lord through the simple message and the power of the Holy Ghost like in the days of the apostles...
My mother was a living witness of the revival that took place. She was in it herself and she's still alive and she's still in Canada with us. She related many mighty things that the Lord did for His glory in Russia. Saving hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people in Russia.
The Lord would pick out men by the Holy Ghost. He would tell them to fast and pray. The Lord would tell them the name of a village, the name of a street, and the name of a person where they should go. The Lord knew who was prepared in that village. The brethren would go there and find the man in the house. He was ready and prepared by the Lord to receive the message. They would start singing. They would start preaching the message and before you knew it, the whole village gathered by the prompting of the Holy Ghost.
They were not eloquent people. They were not people with mighty speech. They were just simple farmers carrying the message and the power of the Holy Ghost, like the simple fishermen in the days of Christ. They were preaching the Gospel, not in their own might, but in the might of the Holy Ghost.
The whole village would gather and before you knew it, most of the village had come to the Lord. They'd be drinking vodka. They'd be worshiping idols and then they'd become repentant. Then they become empowered of the Holy Ghost and miracles would begin to take place all over.
My mother was relating to me that all the miracles that happened in the days of the apostles and throughout the Old Testament, were repeated in Russia. People saw mighty wonders of God including the resurrection of the dead. The Lord was proving Himself a Mighty God, a Living God, even today in this last generation, a generation of unbelievers, a generation of darkness. So this was a direct working of the Lord in Russia...
The Lord taught them by the Holy Ghost, by direct revelation, by visions, by angels, and by the word of prophecy. The Lord taught them without Bibles the principles of holy living, and separation from the world. The Lord taught them the commandment of washing the saints feet so that the Russian revival church practiced the washing of feet. The ladies covered their heads. The Lord taught them that it is the sign, the visible sign of headship in the house, and for the angels that sign must be.
Many other things the Lord taught specifically by the Holy Ghost because people didn't have Bibles. Then, of course, when the brethren had the opportunity to check with a Bible, it was right in the Word...
That was the mighty revival in Russia which took place in our generation. It was a blessing of the Lord and God had prepared Russia for the great and dark hours of the godless atheism and persecution...
About 1928, the Lord had started to speak throughout all those home groups throughout Russia about the things to come in the future. The Lord said by the Holy Ghost, "My children there will be a great starvation coming to this land. And after that there will be a great bloodshed and much suffering in this country. My children, whosoever will believe my voice and obey Me, I'll lead you out into another country and I want to deliver you and save you from the great sufferings which are coming upon this land."
That was the voice of the Lord coming independently throughout the whole Russian area. Many, many people have heard the same message about the days to come. That message came through and of course at that time people were still living very freely, even though it was during communist regime.
It took communists about 16 years to get in power and in strength. From 1917 to about 1933, they left the people very untouched and there was freedom and relative freedom of movement and preaching of the Gospel. There was not much persecution at that time. They really clamped down from '33 and on. Then it was a ruthless time of persecution and trouble for Russia. Before that time there was relative freedom for the Gospel there. People lived very freely. They had their own houses. They had their own cattle. Mostly they were farmers so they had their own farms. They were quite well off. But there was a cost!
The Lord was speaking that He wanted to deliver them from future suffering. So the Lord saved, set a condition, "whosoever believeth My voice and obeys Me, I'll lead them out."
It's not enough to be saved. It's not enough to be, empowered by the Holy Ghost. It's not enough to have miracles. That's all nice and well and it's in the Scriptures and it must be part of the church's life. Yes! It's for the New Testament believers. There will come a time when people have to pay the cost of obedience. Forsaking all for the sake of fulfilling the Lord's will and leave whatever, and go wherever the Lord will lead.
Out of those thousands and thousands of Christians who were used by God in Russia to proclaim the Gospel and to spread the message of the Living God, just a few hundred believed.
The Lord said to them, "My children pray and seek my face and I'll direct you."
Eventually around 1930, probably by 1931, the Lord's message came, "My people, time to move out." First of all the Lord will always speak in advance. As you read the Word of God, just like in the Old Testament, you read it in New that the Lord will always warn His people in advance. He will tell them of the things to come, because Christ promised.
For those who want to read the entire testimony, it can be found online at the provided link. I have been reminded of this testimony much of late. I believe we are seeing a similar thing occurring in America in this hour. A few are hearing the voice of the Spirit and obeying. A few are seeking His face and asking God to direct their paths. Most are not!
There are difficult days ahead. The Spirit recently commissioned me to go across the nation, 8,000 miles in seven weeks, and speak to His people about that which is coming. He had me testify to them “through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.”
Our Father would have us to understand the day we live in and the things that lie ahead. He will purge, purify and refine a people in the midst of troublous days.
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