Joseph Herrin (03-26-2010)
Liberty’s Appointment with Anubis
We live in truly historic times. Those who live in the United States are witnessing the end of a nation whose founding fathers promised “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” The great experiment to see whether a free people could govern themselves has come to an inglorious end.
When a people use their liberty to pursue a course of abominations, that freedom they once enjoyed will be taken from them. What the founding father’s did not understand, especially men such as Thomas Jefferson (who was a deist believing in a god of nature, but not the God of the Bible), is that men who are themselves slaves of sin cannot govern themselves righteously. Self-rule by sinful men will always end in abominations resulting in an outward manifestation of their inner enslavement.
II Peter 2:19
Promising them freedom while they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by what a man is overcome, by this he is enslaved.
What is particularly damning for America is that the Christians within her borders have used their liberty to pursue a course of selfish indulgence. Having been given great freedom they did not submit to the rule of God, but chose to rule their lives according to the counsel of their own souls. The church has used her liberty as a covering for evil.
I Peter 2:16
Act as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as bondslaves of God.
Rather than being content with food and covering, the church has embraced a spirit of covetousness. Rather than living to do the will of the Father, the church seeks to manipulate God into doing her will and pleasure. She has churned out books, sermons and teachings by the millions promoting the pursuit of selfish fulfillment. American Christians have been feeding on evil dressed in the robes of righteousness. An online review of Joel Osteen’s book Your Best Life Now includes the following indictment.
Houston megachurch pastor and inspirational TV host Osteen offers an overblown and redundant self-help debut. Many Christian readers will undoubtedly be put off by the book’s shallow name-it-and-claim-it theology; although the first chapter claims that "we serve the God that created the universe," the book as a rule suggests the reverse: it’s a treatise on how to get God to serve the demands of self-centered individuals. Osteen tells readers that God wants them to prosper, offering examples of obtaining an elegant mansion or a larger salary ("don’t ever get satisfied with where you are," he cautions).
[Source: Publishers Weekly]
Evidently not too many Christians were put off by the self-centered focus of the book. It sold more than 2.5 million copies in its first year. I am not picking out Joel Osteen as if he were an exception to the rule, more culpable than others. He is a manifestation of the prevailing spirit of Christianity in America. Nor do I seek to present myself as somehow better. Read the book Evidence of Things Unseen and you will see that I walked for years as an exceedingly covetous Christian.
In 1999 the Spirit led me to surrender fully to be led of Him, and this initiated a period of the greatest stripping. All the things gained through years of profligate living were required of me. It was an exceedingly difficult time, but it has resulted in great freedom.
People of God, consider the paradox in these things. When I laid aside personal liberty and submitted to be led of the Spirit of Christ in all things I was made free. It is the bondservant of God who is truly free. When we hold onto our personal freedom and choose our own way, we walk as slaves. Will it not be a merciful thing for Yahweh to remove the liberty His people now enjoy that they might learn that true freedom is found in a life wholly surrendered to the leading of His Spirit? Will it not be a great kindness that He remove their material prosperity that they might begin to discern the depths of the riches of their spiritual inheritance in Christ?
That such a stripping as I experienced a decade ago is coming to God’s people is beyond any doubt in my mind. All those who would walk as disciples of Christ going forward will have to embrace the cost of that discipleship.
"So therefore, no one of you can be My disciple who does not give up all his own possessions.”
Let me state plainly that a Christian’s best life now is not one of material prosperity and selfish pleasure. Your best life now is the one that will lead to conformity to Christ. Only when you are conformed to the image of the One who “emptied Himself” and “took upon the form of a bondservant” will you be prepared to receive glory and honor and an imperishable inheritance that is reserved for those overcoming sons of God.
I thank God that He stripped me of all things. I am overjoyed that He took my eyes off of a pursuit of this world and the things in it, and turned my eyes to accomplishing His will. Was it painful? Absolutely. Was it a fun process? Not at all. Yet the scourging of our Father produces in us the peaceful fruit of righteousness.
The Spirit has testified to me beyond doubt that the things He has led me through in the past 11 years are now to be the portion of a much larger number of His people. Liberty must be surrendered. Liberty in America has already received a mortal wound. We are now observing the death throes of the nation. Soon she will be laid to rest.
You need not wait until God brings the nation into poverty and slavery to embrace a complete surrender of your will to God. The Spirit is inviting you today to yield your life entirely to His direction. Those who give themselves freely will receive a much greater grace.
The Spirit at this moment is speaking through the book of Jeremiah. When the armies of Babylon surrounded Jerusalem and were soon to break through her walls, Yahweh told Jeremiah to give counsel to the people.
"You shall also say to this people, 'Thus says Yahweh, "Behold, I set before you the way of life and the way of death. He who dwells in this city will die by the sword and by famine and by pestilence; but he who goes out and falls away to the Chaldeans who are besieging you will live, and he will have his own life as booty. For I have set My face against this city for harm and not for good," declares Yahweh. "It will be given into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he will burn it with fire."'
People of God, the Christians in America are just like the Jews in Jerusalem before it was destroyed. They are holding out in hope that they might yet retain their freedom, keep their lives, and still pursue the course that their own soul dictates to them. Though the Spirit is speaking to them that they must surrender their lives completely to whatever the Father chooses for them, they are not willing to surrender. Due to carnality, or fear, they hesitate.
It will be far better in the days ahead for those who will surrender now. Do not hesitate. Before you see the nation fall; Before you see the cities burned and your possession stripped from your hands; Before you see children slain and the oppression of cruel men, give all you possess into the hands of the Father. What is entrusted to His hands can never be lost. Has He not promised a hundredfold return to those who surrender all things freely?
Yahshua said, "Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or farms, for My sake and for the gospel's sake, but that he shall receive a hundred times as much now in the present age, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and farms, along with persecutions; and in the age to come, eternal life.”
If you do not surrender all to the Father’s hands, will you not be like those Jews who waited too long in the days of Jeremiah? God has set before you the way of life and the way of death. Do not be deceived! The slayer is standing at the door even now.
Let me share with you what I see in this parable of the Egyptian god Anubis sailing into New York Harbor on the day that President Obama signed the Healthcare Reform Bill into law. Consider for a moment who this god was to the Egyptians.
The oldest known mention of Anubis is in the Old Kingdom pyramid texts, where he is associated with the burial of the Pharaoh. At this time, Anubis was the most important god of the Dead...
Anubis was associated with the mummification and protection of the dead for their journey into the afterlife. He was usually portrayed as a half human, half jackal, or in full jackal form wearing a ribbon and holding a flail in the crook of its arm. The jackal was strongly associated with cemeteries in ancient Egypt, since it was a scavenger which threatened to uncover human bodies and eat their flesh. The distinctive black color of Anubis "did not have to do with the jackal [per se] but with the color of rotting flesh and with the black soil of the Nile valley...”
In ancient depictions found in Egypt, the left hand of Anubis held the Ankh. This cross shaped item symbolized the key to life.
I have noted in prior posts that President Obama is left handed. When he signed the Healthcare Reform Bill into law he used 22 black pens manufactured by Cross. This was an occult message that in signing this bill he held the keys to life and death in his hands. Congress passed this bill through a parliamentary process dubbed “the Slaughter Solution.” They have delivered the American people into the hands of evil men who will now make full use of that which has been given to them.
I recommend watching the video found at the end of the following news post. You will see how much trouble was gone through to present this occult message.:
It was not coincidental that Anubis sailed past the Statue of Liberty on that day. This event had been planned and carefully choreographed. Announcements were made days earlier that Anubis would have a rendevous with Lady Liberty.
Anubis to Visit Statue of Liberty
Satan ever seeks to imitate and supplant Yahweh. Yahweh has from the beginning spoken through signs and parables. Yahweh has hidden many truths that only the wise and the righteous are intended to discern. Satan has followed this pattern. He is the master of many occult practices. The word occult means “something hidden, or obscure.” It is intended that only those initiated into the secrets of Lucifer should discern the symbolism used.
Satan chose the day and the hour of recent events. He is testifying that liberty will now be laid to rest in America, even as Anubis was the god who prepared people for burial.
If I were more skilled with computer graphics I would insert an image of Liberty laying prostrate with Anubis above her. This is what Satan has planned, and Yahweh has given him permission to accomplish his desire in the land. America has been handed over to judgment as surely as Jerusalem was given into the hands of the king of Babylon in the days of Jeremiah.
Insert: A short time after posting this online a sister in Christ sent me the following graphic she created. Thank you Brittni!
The question remains, “Will you surrender your life into the hands of God now, or will you wait in hope that the judgment will yet be averted?” Are your possessions, soulish pursuits, and personal freedom so precious to you that you will not give yourself wholly to Yahweh? Remember, the words of the Savior.
For whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake shall find it.
In 1999 the Spirit confronted me with a choice. He told me that I must surrender fully to Him. I knew there were areas of my life I had kept back from full surrender. There were areas of my will that I had not relinquished. I had not come to the place where I would commit to following Yahweh wherever He led, and doing whatever He said. I wanted to weigh everything first. I wanted to be able to determine the course of my life, fearing what my life might be like if I gave it completely to the Father.
Looking back now, I will not tell you that I had nothing to fear, nor that there was very little cost involved with this surrender. There has been great cost. At the same time there has been abundant grace. There has also been peace before God in knowing that I did not shrink back; that I followed wherever He has led. I have gained far more than I have lost, and I have a promise of reward in the ages to come.
The hour is late. The enemy is at the gates. The Spirit is saying that NOW is the time to surrender. Give all to God freely, or you will have it wrested from you without reward or grace. The promise of Yahweh is sure. Those who lose their life for Christ’s sake will save it.
In Christ, liberty is truly post mortem. Those who do not die will not live.
May you be blessed with peace and understanding in these days.
P.S. After posting this I observed that this is the 322nd post I have made to the Parables Blog.
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