Joseph Herrin (07-16-2010)
Note: A clarification needs to be given as some have evidently misunderstood one point of yesterday's blog. I was not as clear as I needed to be in mentioning the reference to the plagues and judgments of Revelation chapter 8. I do NOT believe that what we are presently seeing in America is the fulfillment of these Scriptures. What I desired to convey is that the judgments of God follow a pattern. "That which has been is that which will be. There is nothing new under the Sun."
From the plagues of Egypt, to present day, there are similarities when Yahweh judges a nation. America is a nation under judgment, and this judgment will increase in coming days. America is a type (not the ultimate type) of Babylon. She has drunk from the cup of sensuality and abominations, and now must drink the cup of judgment.
The following Scripture surely relates to America, for she is a type of Babylon, though I do not believe she is the ultimate type of Babylon. This world has known many manifestations of Babylon, and they all end in the same judgment.
After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illumined with his glory. And he cried out with a mighty voice, saying, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! And she has become a dwelling place of demons and a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird. For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the passion of her immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed acts of immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the wealth of her sensuality."
And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, "Come out of her, my people, that you may not participate in her sins and that you may not receive of her plagues; for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. Pay her back even as she has paid, and give back to her double according to her deeds; in the cup which she has mixed, mix twice as much for her. To the degree that she glorified herself and lived sensuously, to the same degree give her torment and mourning; for she says in her heart, 'I sit as a queen and I am not a widow, and will never see mourning.' For this reason in one day her plagues will come, pestilence and mourning and famine, and she will be burned up with fire; for the Lord God who judges her is strong. And the kings of the earth, who committed acts of immorality and lived sensuously with her, will weep and lament over her when they see the smoke of her burning, standing at a distance because of the fear of her torment, saying,' Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon, the strong city! For in one hour your judgment has come.' And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn over her, because no one buys their cargoes any more..."
After posting yesterday's blog, I was also made aware that a brother in Christ (Art) had posted a writing on the same subject a few weeks earlier. It is an excellent article which can be read here:
I begin more meetings tonight. These current ones will be held in Newcastle, California. From there I have meetings scheduled as follows:
July 28 - August 1 in Spokane, Washington
August 6-8 in Kooskia, Idaho
August 13-15 in Kadoka, South Dakota
Further details of these meetings will be made available as soon as I am able to post them.
The Father is ordering my steps and filling in meetings on a great circuit across this nation. I anticipate continuing East, with meetings in Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky. I am still waiting upon the Father to see if He would lead me to visit the New England area, but as that will still be a couple months away, I am sure I will have clarity by then.
Please continue to uphold Randy Simmons and I in prayer. May the Father use us as vessels of honor in His hand. We have nothing to offer that arises from self in this work, but where we are weak, He is strong. Please also lift up Angelo as he labors to re-design and update the Heart4God website. I do anticipate posting many more audio files soon.
May you be blessed with peace and understanding in these days.
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