Joseph Herrin (08-05-09)
A brother in Christ sent me an e-mail this morning that included the words “Could This Really be Happening in America?” in the subject line. The e-mail contained a link to the following YouTube video which shows a television ad put out by the Democratic National Committee.
Everywhere one turns in America today there is evidence of a very fragile Union. The recent debacle that occurred when a white police officer from Cambridge, Massachusetts arrested a black professor from Harvard University revealed the strong undercurrents of enmity that exist throughout America along racial lines. This democratic ad reveals that a polarization is also occurring along political lines.
America is the great melting pot. Withing her borders are people from all nations of the world. These people have a variety of religious beliefs, as well as widely divergent morals and customs. They have been held together for the past 200 years in an unnatural alliance. I use the word “unnatural” for this blending of separate peoples of the world into one nation is contrary to the will of Yahweh.
Approximately 5,000 years ago God gave man a command to scatter over the face of the earth and to populate it.
And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.”
Mankind defied the command of God. They did not want to be scattered over the face of the earth. They wanted to remain one people under one ruler.
And they said, "Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name; lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth."
Yahweh told man to fill the earth, yet man acted deliberately in opposition to the command of God. It is hard to contend with God. He would not be defied. He intervened in the plans of man, and accomplished His will of setting men in nations and races of peoples throughout the face of the whole earth.
And Yahweh said, "Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them. Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another's speech." So Yahweh scattered them abroad from there over the face of the whole earth; and they stopped building the city. Therefore its name was called Babel, because there Yahweh confused the language of the whole earth; and from there Yahweh scattered them abroad over the face of the whole earth.
Had Adam not sinned in the Garden of Eden, condemning all his offspring to a slavery to their fleshly appetites and the sin which dwells in the flesh, mankind could have remained together without evil consequences. It was due to sin that Yahweh divided men. Left together under one rule, and with one purpose, they would ultimately and invariably resort to a single minded pursuit of evil. The power of so many men intent on one evil purpose would have proven disastrous.
Had mankind remained united with one language and one government, their sins and abominations would have been multiplied, and Yahweh would have been called upon to judge them accordingly. It was an act of mercy that led Yahweh to divide mankind up into races and nations and languages and peoples.
When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance, when He separated the sons of man, He set the boundaries of the peoples...
It was an act of mercy that led Yahweh to divide mankind up into races and nations and languages and peoples. This division among mankind served to slow down the evil actions of mankind. Whenever one nation would begin to ascend above others, their wickedness would be multiplied. Yahweh would then raise up other nations around them, destroying that evil people. The divisions among mankind have served to keep men from advancing too far in their pursuit of a Luciferian agenda. Although this division may appear to many to be an evil thing, it was designed by God with a merciful intent. The inability for all men to come together as one people has kept them from being able to advance a single evil agenda guided by the ruler of this world, Lucifer.
Babel was unnatural, and God dissolved the union that mankind was seeking to establish there. Later we see Babel resurrected as Babylon. Babylon was a great melting pot of peoples for many races, nations, tongues and tribes. The policy of the rulers of Babylon was to conquer nations and bring their best, brightest and most beautiful subjects to Babylon. The rest of the people were scattered or destroyed.
We observe this happening in the day of Daniel. He was a young man who experienced deportation from his homeland of Judah. He, along with many others of his people, were brought to Babylon.
In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, along with some of the vessels of the house of God; and he brought them to the land of Shinar (Babylon)... Then the king ordered Ashpenaz, the chief of his officials, to bring in some of the sons of Israel, including some of the royal family and of the nobles, youths in whom was no defect, who were good-looking, showing intelligence in every branch of wisdom, endowed with understanding, and discerning knowledge, and who had ability for serving in the king's court; and he ordered him to teach them the literature and language of the Chaldeans.
Notice that the policy of Babylon is to teach all the diverse nations a single culture and history. The policy of Babylon has ever been to bring people of various nations and languages and to unite them with a single tongue. America has followed this pattern, and has excelled at it.
At the dedication of the Statue of Liberty, a gift from the Freemasons of France, Emma Lazarus read a poem she had written for the occasion. Her poem was titled The New Colossus. The reference was not just to the Statue of Liberty. It was also speaking of the nation that it represented. Her poem contains the following words.
The New Colossus
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
—Emma Lazarus, 1883
There is much to remark upon in this poem. It begins by referring to an earlier statue of great size. That famed statue was called “The Colossus of Rhodes.” It was considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
The Colossus of Rhodes
The Colossus of Rhodes was a statue of Helios, the Sun god. He was a solar deity worshiped from antiquity. The Romans knew him as Apollo; the Babylonians as Bel, or Baal. Most Christians in America are unaware of the Babylonian policy this nation has followed from her very beginning. She has not only brought in peoples from all the nations of the world, but she has brought in the worship of their gods.
It was with great thought that America named her early space expeditions after the god Apollo. Many Christians are unaware of the vast amount of statuary that exists in the nation's Capitol, statues of pagan gods and goddesses. They fill the halls of America’s political buildings, revealing her to be the reincarnation of Babylon, the land of many races and many gods.
The buildings of America’s capital city are themselves built after the fashion of temples devoted to the worship of pagan deities.
According to the Library of Congress' online exhibit article on the conceiving and building of the Capitol Building, titled The Temple of Liberty, Thomas Jefferson was inspired by classical temple architecture for the pattern of the Capitol. A source of this was a print of the Pantheon in Claude-Antoine Jombert, 1779 book called "Les edifices antiques de Rome"... Being classically educated and a son of the Enlghtenment, this is not surprising. Jefferson was well read regarding classical philosophers and cited them many times in his letters. A print in Robert Wood's 1753 book, The Ruins of Palmyra impressed Jefferson for the Capitol's new east portico design. The print was Wood's conception of the Temple of the Sun (small image below), which is the temple of Bel, known also as Ba'al, the Sky and Sun God...
When the leaders of America meet in the nation’s Capitol building, they do so in a building that Thomas Jefferson modeled after the Temple of the Sun, which is the temple of Bel, or Baal. Emma Lazarus recognized the pattern for which the Statue of Liberty had been copied. She recognized it as Helios, the Sun god deity of Rhodes. In the first and fourth lines of her poem she declares that there is a difference, however. Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, the Statue of Liberty is a woman, rather than a man.
Line six calls her “Mother of Exiles,” yet the Bible gives another name for the great harlot that sits upon many waters.
and upon her forehead a name was written, a mystery, "BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH."
The Greek word that is rendered as “harlots” is porne. It is the same root word from which our English word pornography is derived. It should be noted that John describes this woman as having in her hand a cup full of abominations, while the Statue of Liberty has a torch in her hand. Is this not the deceit of Satan? He ever calls that which is evil good, and that which is good evil. Under the guise of Liberty (freedom of speech, the pursuit of happiness, etc.), America has spread filth and abominations throughout the world. America’s leaders have pictured her as a beacon of light while God has judged her to be a harlot who has caused all the kings of the world to drink from the cup of her abominations.
America has truly followed the pattern of ancient Babylon. She has taken into her embrace all the exiles from the world. She has taught them a common culture and language. She has given them a common goal, but it is a selfish agenda. The goal is the pursuit of happiness, which a great many have interpreted to mean an endless pursuit of pleasure. This pursuit has led to ever increasing manifestations of evil until a nation has arisen that has slaughtered over 50 million babies in a quest to satiate their sexual lust without being burdened with raising up offspring. It has led to the veneration of homosexuality among the nations highest leaders. All this is set forth proudly before the world as a manifestation of great light, when Yahweh calls it a cup of iniquity.
The kings of the earth committed acts of immorality, and those who dwell on the earth were made drunk with the wine of her immorality.
Interestingly, the name Emma Lazarus is itself symbolic and is related to the re-birth of Babylon. The name Emma comes from a German root that means “universal.” The name Lazarus in Scripture is related to one who is resurrected, having been raised from the dead.
Emma - Originally a short form of Germanic names that began with the element ermen meaning "whole" or "universal.”
This woman was chosen to write the dedicatory poem for this statue that has come to symbolize America throughout the world. The universality of man is the theme. America has brought the nations of the world together into one melting pot, a new Babylon. She has taught them a common language in defiance of the will and actions of Yahweh God. What began as the United States eventually gave rise to the United Nations. The headquarters for this world governing body is in the very city in which the Statue of Liberty is found.
Yet there is a fatal flaw in this defiant act of uniting mankind once more under a common rule and language. Mankind is still ruled by sin. Bringing the people together has set them on a course of judgment. The power of mankind has been magnified by giving them a common tongue and government. Accordingly, their evil and wickedness is advancing greatly. The increase of abominations always results in the judgment of Yahweh.
Those who have been reading this blog for some time are aware of the many signs and testimonies that have been given to indicate that America is about to fall. The Union of America will be shattered. The video my friend shared with me at the top of this post reveals the fracture lines that already exist. The nation disintegrated into open warfare among her people, and the union of her states was temporarily dissolved under what has been called “The Civil War.”
Lincoln, a politician from Illinois, was President when this warfare erupted and brother rose up against brother. A great polarization occurred then, and tremendous undercurrents of animosity erupted into civil unrest and open warfare.
We once more have a politician from Illinois as President. As a symbolic act, Barack Obama chose to take his oath of office with his hand upon the same Bible used by Lincoln.
The nation faced a great crisis during Lincoln’s time in office. It will face an even greater crisis now. This time the Union will be dissolved and America as she now exists will be no more.
Could this really be happening in America?
Those who know the voice of God, and understand those things which are coming, will press into Him that they might know what He would have them to do.
Seek Yawheh, all you humble of the earth who have carried out His ordinances; Seek righteousness, seek humility. Perhaps you will be hidden in the day of the Lord's anger.
Note: Some may write to me to ask whether it is not a good thing for all men to dwell together in unity, despite their race, or culture, or land of origin. Indeed, such is to be desired, but it will never be accomplished in this earth until the Prince of Peace has become ruler of all mankind. The day is coming when the kingdom of this world will become the kingdom of our Lord and Christ. That day is not yet here, and all attempts to achieve peace apart from Christ ruling are reigning are destined to result in the same vanity that occurs when men seek to keep the Law of God apart from having Christ dwelling in their hearts.
Yahweh has at this time determined that fallen mankind should experience separation to curb the growth of sin and its heinous results in the earth. The Scriptures reveal that there will be a single world government at the end of this age, and we are seeing its appearance coming forth even now. Great strides are being taken in that direction. Yet, the result will not be the utopia men wish for. It will lead to greater days of evil than mankind has ever known.
Until Christ rules the nations, the nations will not know peace.
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