Saturday, February 4, 2012

Babylon Rising

Note: My medical procedure went smoothly. I now have three less surgical screws in my lower left leg. I don’t have any pain, and very little discomfort from the procedure. I left the hospital walking, and I continue to gain greater mobility each day. Thank you to all those saints who have prayed for my health and recovery.

Babylon Rising

(Joseph Herrin 02-04-2012)






















One World Trade Center - Manhattan Island
(Click on any image to view larger)


It is well for Christians to discern the time that they live in. Christ reproved the Jews because they failed to recognize those things prophesied to occur in His day.

Matthew 16:2-3
But He replied to them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’ And in the morning, ‘There will be a storm today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Do you know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but cannot discern the signs of the times?”

Not knowing the Scriptures, and those things Yahweh would do in their day, the Jews failed to recognize that it was the time of their visitation. They lived in that very hour when it had been prophesied that the Messiah must appear to bring salvation to mankind. There is another visitation of the Messiah prophesied to occur in these last days, but first there must be the appearing of the Antichrist and his minions. I urge you to study well the following words, for they are soon to be accomplished.

Revelation 13:2-9
And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were like those of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. And the dragon gave him his power and his throne and great authority. I saw one of his heads as if it had been slain, and his fatal wound was healed. And the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast; they worshiped the dragon because he gave his authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?" There was given to him a mouth speaking arrogant words and blasphemies, and authority to act for forty-two months was given to him. And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against God, to blaspheme His name and His tabernacle, that is, those who dwell in heaven. It was also given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them, and authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him. All who dwell on the earth will worship him, everyone whose name has not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who has been slain. If anyone has an ear, let him hear.

My attention recently has been drawn to the rebuilding of the World Trade Center in New York City. I believe the rise of One World Trade Center (formerly called Freedom Tower) parallels a work that Satan is accomplishing in the earth. From the time of man’s creation Satan has been seeking to establish his dominion over all mankind. His first success in doing so was observed at the building of another tower, the Tower of Babel.



















Artist’s Depiction of Tower of Babel

Genesis 11:1-9
Now the whole earth used the same language and the same words. It came about as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. They said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly." And they used brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar. 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, otherwise we will be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth." Yahweh came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. 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, so that they will 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.

Satan was the chief architect of the Tower of Babel. He is the one Freemasons refer to as The Great Architect of the Universe. The universal image Satan has chosen to display his rule over mankind is found on the Great Seal of America. It is observed on the back of the one dollar bill. It too is a tower of great construction.























This image is based upon the Great Pyramid in Egypt. The Great Pyramid is missing its capstone. In Freemasonry and other esoteric groups, the various layers of the pyramid represent the initiates into a secret order. The higher up one goes, the more aware they are of the true mind (the “mysteries”) of Satan. Albert Pike, former Grandmaster of Scottish Rite Freemasonry in America declared that to the brothers of the 30th degree and above it could be disclosed that their doctrines are in fact “Luciferian.” Satan is the god of Freemasonry, but the vast majority of those members at the lower levels are deceived about this fact. If they are Christian, they are told that Freemasonry is Christian. If they are Muslim, they are told that Freemasonry is Muslim. In truth, Freemasonry seeks to embrace all religions with the ultimate goal of bringing all men under the rule of Satan.

For more on the subject of Freemasonry, see the writing titled Freemasonry, the Spirit of Babylon.

http://www.heart4god.ws/id546.htm

The capstone can only be set upon the pyramid when all men have come under the rule of Satan. Those who are true disciples of Christ will not submit to Satan’s rule. Therefore, he will make war against them. John tells us in the book of Revelation that it will be granted to him “to make war with the saints and to overcome them.” It is a mystery of God that the disciples of Christ overcome the enemy through weakness. Outwardly the saints are put to death, but inwardly they triumph. Like Christ before them, they are like lambs led to the slaughter. They do not resist evil with weapons of flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but spiritual.

Revelation 12:11
“And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.”

Christ used the word “martyrs” to describe His followers. They face a foe in this world who comes only “to kill, steal, and destroy.” Satan is greatly enraged against Christ and all of His followers. Yahshua did not overcome Satan by calling forth legions of angels, nor by telling His disciples to take up arms. He submitted to the suffering of the cross. He freely yielded up His life, overcoming evil with good. As He hung upon the cross He viewed those men who had become the unwitting pawns of Satan and declared, “Father, forgive them for they do not know what they do.”

Not long after Yahshua’s crucifixion we see Satan’s wrath unleashed upon the disciples of Christ. They too overcame by manifesting the same Spirit that was observed in Christ. The first Christian martyr was that righteous man Stephen. As he was being stoned to death he declared, “Lord, lay not this sin to their charge.”

It is for this reason that God does not deliver the saints from suffering the depredations of the adversary. We obtain victory not by force of arms, nor by successfully resisting the physical assaults of a spiritual foe and his earthly subjects. We obtain victory as we rule over the sinful passions of the flesh. Even as we are being persecuted, are suffering injustice, and being put to death, we conquer through forgiveness, manifesting love toward the very ones who are treating us with hate. For more on this deep truth, and to understand how the saints advance the kingdom and purposes of God through forgiving the sins of others, see the posts at the following links:

http://parablesblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/saviors-on-mount-zion-redeeming.html
http://parablesblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/saviors-on-mount-zion-reconciling.html

The earth is entering a time when the rule of Satan must once again come to its fullest extent upon the earth. Though his emissaries cloak their actions in words of benevolence and righteousness, underneath is the true heart of Satan. He comes only to kill, steal, and destroy. He is not, and never has been, the friend of mankind. The tower being built in New York serves as a symbol of the rising of Satan’s kingdom over the earth. It has been called “Freedom Tower,” but Satan comes only to enslave mankind. It is Christ who came to set men free.

On the Great Seal of the United States the capstone is pictured as an all seeing eye with rays of light radiating out from it. This bears a two-fold meaning. Satan claims to have all wisdom, to understand all mysteries, and to be able to pierce all darkness. He would like to portray himself as a being to whom nothing is hidden. Secondly, he would portray himself as a source of light to mankind. He is pictured as Prometheus, whose statue is set in Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.


















Prometheus Bringing Fire to Mankind

Those who understand the mysteries of the Luciferian doctrines know that Satan would cast himself in the light of the friend of man when he tempted Adam and Eve to eat of the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Albert Pike said that it is Jehovah who is the evil god, depicting the judgment upon Satan in the Garden as cruel and unjust. Lucifer is presented as the friend of man, bringing light to the world.

On the top of One World Trade Center an unusual, but highly symbolic, device will be placed. A spire will rise from the roof of the building. Toward the top of the spire will be a light that will be lit at night. It will be an exceptionally brilliant light, drawing all eyes to its splendor. It is a perfect parallel to the light coming from the top of the pyramid on the Great Seal of America. It will serve as a symbol of Lucifer being the “Light Bringer” to all mankind.























Spire Atop One World Trade Center
(Image from Architects Skidmore, Owens and Merrill)

This spire also resembles a great horn, as of a unicorn. This is also by design. Horns throughout the Bible are used as symbols of power and authority.

Psalms 92:10
But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn...

It is significant that the spire resembles the horn of a unicorn. Of all land animals, the unicorn alone is known to have only a single horn. Satan is declaring that he will share his power with no one. He alone will be the master (Baal) of the world. As this building moves closer to completion, Satan is declaring that the hour is near at hand for his horn to be exalted above all mankind. As John testified in Revelation, “the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast; they worshiped the dragon because he gave his authority to the beast.” Satan is the dragon.

Revelation 20:2
And he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan...

The Scriptures testify that Satan will exalt himself in this last hour as the ruler of the world. All mankind will be brought under his dominion in political, financial, and religious realms. In this same passage we read that “There was given to him a mouth speaking arrogant words and blasphemies...” The spire, and the roof of One World Trade Center, will be brimming with television broadcast antennas. This is the mouth of the Beast, and the Beast is the pawn of Satan.

29 May, 2003 - The New York Times reports that the Metropolitan Television Alliance has signed a deal to put as many as 22 antennae on top of Freedom Tower. The World Trade Center was home to many of New York's television and radio transmitters until the attacks of September 11, 2001. The Freedom Tower will be the new home to TV channels 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, 28, 30, 31, 36, 38, 40, 41, 44, 45, 47, 53, 56, 61, and 68.
[Source: http://www.glasssteelandstone.com/BuildingDetail/439.php]

It is obvious that One World Trade Center has incorporated into its design the shape of a pyramid. Satan is testifying that the long awaited fulfillment of the design found on the Great Seal of America is at hand. His kingdom is rising. His rule over the earth through his chosen emissaries is at hand. Note the numerous pyramids evident in the design of the tower.























One World Trade Center

What is not as obvious to the casual observer is the fact that this building is constructed in an identical alignment to the three great pyramids found on the Giza plateau outside of Cairo, Egypt. The locations of the fallen two towers have been made into memorials. These memorials and the new tower are aligned in a perfect duplication of the alignment of the Egyptian pyramids.























The Christian who seeks understanding of this hour should keep in mind that the pyramids of Egypt are funerary structures. They were designed to hold those who were dead. Satan comes to kill, steal and destroy. This monument arising in New York City is being hailed as a monument to freedom, to victory over tyranny and terrorism. Yet, the very ground from which this monument arises was anointed with the blood of thousands who perished in a very deceitful action by the world rulers. Satan required a blood sacrifice to “hallow” the ground for this monument. The blood came from the lives of thousands of Americans, including hundreds of firemen who were rushing to rescue their fellow citizens.

The grounds of the One World Trade Center bear many marks from the false religious practices that Yahweh so often condemned in the pages of Scriptures. A grove of approximately 400 oak trees now adorns the property. Groves in the Old Testament were revealed to be the location of idolatrous worship of the Baals and Asherah.

Exodus 34:13-14
But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves: For thou shalt worship no other god: for Yahweh, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God...

II Chronicles 33:18-19
Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh, and his prayer unto his God, and the words of the seers that spake to him in the name of the Lord God of Israel, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel. His prayer also, and how God was intreated of him, and all his sin, and his trespass, and the places wherein he built high places, and set up groves and graven images, before he was humbled: behold, they are written among the sayings of the seers.

The word “druid” means “oak priest.” The groves planted at the location of this high Luciferic shrine are observed in the following pictures.


















One World Trade Center Oak Grove















One World Trade Center Oak Groves

The foundations of the former towers are shown above. They have been turned into monuments. They are two of the largest manmade waterfalls on earth. The waters pour into an abyss at the center of each monument. Waters throughout Scripture represent death and the souls of men. What is represented is the work of Satan to destroy the lives of men, women, and children and to cast them into the abyss. These waterfalls are surrounded with a railing that has inscribed upon it the names of the thousands who perished in the two towers on 9-11.


















The Abyss and Names of the Dead

This monument is very dark and foreboding. The waters plunging into the abyss represent the billions of lives destroyed by Satan, and more that are soon to perish at his hands. Looking into this monument is like staring into the doorway to hell. It is a region without light, hidden away from the light of the Sun.



















Staring into the Abyss

It is no doubt not coincidental that as this tower has been under construction, a statue of Anubis, the Egyptian god of the dead, and of funerary rites, made a visit to the island of Manhattan.
















Anubis in New York City


















Anubis Preparing the Dead

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...
[Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anubis]

There is much, much more symbolism associated with this site that reveals its association with the rise of Satan’s kingdom at the end of this age. The all seeing eye atop the pyramid on the Great Seal is modeled after the Eye of Horus, an ancient Egyptian deity, and a personification of Satan.

During the construction of the tower a service was held in which the Eye of Horus was formed on the grounds of this center. Men marching in formation became the medium by which Satan drew this symbol upon the ground. This act demonstrates his rule and control over the lives of men.


Eye of Horus Dedication Ceremony


Note also that the location of the World Trade Center has also become known as “Ground Zero.” The men in the video are marching around a circle, which is the symbol for “zero.” Alexander Hislop in the book The Two Babylons includes the following note on the ancient meaning of zero.


In our own language we have evidence that Zero had signified a circle among the Chaldeans; for what is Zero, the name of the cypher, but just a circle?... Zero in this sense had evidently come from the Chaldee zer, “to encompass...” As he who by the Chaldeans was regarded as the great “Seed,” was looked upon as the Sun incarnate, and as the emblem of the Sun was a circle, the hieroglyphical relation between zero, “the circle,” and zero, “the seed” was easily established.
[Page 18]

Alexander Hislop provides much more information on the name Zero, showing it to be the root from which the pagan Zoroaster is derived. Hislop goes on to write:

Zoroaster was an Assyrian or Chaldean and he was the founder of the idolatrous system of Babylon, and therefore Nimrod.
[Page 59]

Hislop provides much historical evidence in his book that Nimrod was the originator of the Babylonian mystery religions. This religion was antithetical to the worship of Yahweh, for it held Lucifer, in various guises, as the principle deity of its worship. The Scriptures declare that Nimrod was the founder of Babel, the site of the ancient tower of Babel.

Genesis 10:8, 10
Now Cush became the father of Nimrod; he became a mighty one on the earth... The beginning of his kingdom was Babel...

Hislop shows that Nimrod was worshiped as Zoroaster whose symbol was a circle. In an ancient foreshadowing of this present hour, Nimrod served as Satan’s emissary on the earth. He was the Beast, and Satan the Dragon.

By placing the symbol of the Zero at Ground Zero (as seen in the video above), and building this occult tower with all of its inherent symbolism, Satan is announcing the rebuilding of Babel, a world kingdom where all men are united under his rule through the governance of his appointed human emissary. Is it not more than coincidence that as this tower is rising to completion that the man occupying the chief position of world rule, the President of the United States where the headquarters for the United Nations is located, has chosen the circle as the image for his political campaign?























Is it not also to be observed in the image above the shape of a pyramid, with the separate capstone formed by the hands, bearing the all seeing eye and the out-raying beams of light? It has also formerly been mentioned in blogs on this site that the Secret Service had a new armored limousine built for Barack Obama. Vehicles represent ministries and this vehicle was given the nickname of “the beast” by the Secret Service.
















Barack Obama Depicted Seated in “The Beast”

I am not declaring that Barack Obama is “THE beast” of Revelation. Certainly, however, he is a type of world ruler that is fulfilling Satan’s desires in many subtle and overt ways. He is depicted as a benevolent crusader bringing positive “change” to mankind. Yet the ultimate change that Satan envisions is for all men to worship him, and to eradicate the worship of Yahweh and His Son from the earth.

The One World Trade Center is most assuredly a symbol of the rising of Babylon on the earth. Babylon is symbolic of Satan’s kingdom even as Zion is symbolic of Christ’s kingdom. Yahweh pronounced judgment on Babel by confusing the languages of men and separating mankind into divisions by tongues, tribes, and nations. Satan is seeking to undo this work of Yahweh. He would unite all men once more under one world government. One of his tools in this work is establishing such bonds of world trade that it becomes necessary to unite all men under a common financial system and a common rule of law.

The architects of the One World Trade Center have employed a geometrical shape in its construction that is quite unusual among the buildings of the world, but which is highly symbolic. The shape of the tower is called an “antiprism.”















Square Antiprism

The main building block of the One World Trade Center being built at the site of the old World Trade Center destroyed on September 11, 2001 has the shape of a square antiprism.
[Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Square_antiprism]

As the tower itself rises from this cubic base, its square edges are chamfered back, transforming the square into eight tall isosceles triangles in elevation, or an elongated square antiprism... The spire will be an intense beam of light that will be lit at night and will likely be visible over a thousand feet (305 m) into the air above the tower.
[Source: http://www.tallestbuildingintheworld.com/building_id_109_Freedom+Tower+-+One+World+Trade+Center.php]

The antenna consists of two major components: a 408 -foot mast and a communications platform ring. The mast is a hybrid structure, consisting of a steel tower supporting the antenna and a special protective enclosure, called a radome, that is transparent to radio waves. The steel tower has eight sections stacked vertically and decreasing in width, while the radome enclosure is formed of a modular, fiberglass composite sandwich panel system arranged as octagonal antiprism modules.
[Source: http://www.som.com/content.cfm/one_world_trade_center]

Why the abundance of antiprisms in its construction? It is because of what is symbolized by the concept of an antiprism. A prism is used to divide light into separate colored rays. A single ray of light enters a prism and it exits it divided into the colors of the rainbow.















Prism

The prism serves as a parable of that work God accomplished at the tower of Babel. Look at the image above. The triangle is a pyramid shape. It is the prism. Light enters and is scattered. So too did God come down to the Tower of Babel and scatter mankind into various divisions by tongue, and tribe, and nation. Satan ever seeks to undo the work of God. He would create an antiprism where that which is scattered will be gathered together back into one.















Antiprism

Look closely at the back of the United States one dollar bill.











On one side we see the Great Seal with the image of the pyramid and the all seeing eye. The words Annuit Coeptis and Novus Ordo Seclorum surround it. The phrase 'Annuit Coeptis' is derived from Virgil and is usually translated as 'He favours our undertakings.' It must be kept in mind that Satan is called by God, “the great deceiver.” Americans have been taught that it is the God of Christianity who is being referred to by this phrase, but everything about the design of the great seal points back to Babylon and Satan. Lucifer is “he” who favored the work of the Masonic founding fathers of America.

Novus Ordo Seclorum is translated commonly as “New Order of the Ages.” Much is being spoken in this hour of creating a “New World Order.” This is Satan’s code phrase of a world under his dominion, having a central government, a single monetary system, and a one world religion.

On the other side of the dollar we see the image of the eagle.























In the eagle’s beak is a banner with the word E Pluribus Unum. These words mean “Out of many, one.” This is the antiprism. The antiprism reverses the work of the prism even as Satan is seeking to reverse the work of Yahweh. Satan would unite many diverse peoples, tongues and tribes under a common world rule. It is significant that these words are displayed on the back of the dollar bill. The United States dollar bill is used as the standard for commerce throughout the world. Satan has been working to unite the world through trade, thus we see the significance behind the name One World Trade Center.

The uniting of the world under a single government, financial system, and religion, will only come through much violence and death. In the passage from Revelation it is apparent that force of arms will be used to bring forth this New World Order. John writes of Satan’s emissary, the Beast, “they worshiped the beast, saying, ‘Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?’” His power in the ability to wage war will eclipse all others in the earth. Ultimately, Satan will wage war with the true followers of Messiah that he might establish a unified religious system that is as much a melting pot and merger of diverse beliefs as the United States is a mixture of races from all across the world.

On April 18th (6+6+6), 2008 Pope Benedict XVI visited ground zero and pronounced a blessing upon the ground there. The Roman Catholic Pope hallowed the ground where Satan was constructing his great edifice and monument to his diabolical world rule. In the Pope’s of the Roman Catholic church is seen the drive to ecumenism. They have embraced all the world’s religions as is shown in the post at the following link:

http://parablesblog.blogspot.com/2008/10/deep-things-of-satan.html

The One World Trade Center when finished will rise to the height of 1,776 feet. The media, who serve as Satan’s mouthpiece and whose antennas will adorn the top of the building, would have all to believe that this height was chosen to commemorate the founding of America as a nation in the year 1776. It actually commemorates the founding of the Bavarian Illuminati in the same year. The Illuminati are those men and women throughout the world who are acting as Satan’s emissaries in bringing forth his desires.

Much more could be written of the occult symbolism surrounding this building. I do not wish to spend more time on the subject, however. That which is shared here should be sufficient to reveal the message I have desired to share. The hour is late. One World Trade Center is scheduled to be completed and open to tenants in the fall of 2013. The number 13 is found in abundance throughout this structure. The base is constructed of prisms that are 13 feet tall. The latitude and longitude of the tower location both end in the number 13. The square footage inside the building is a multiple of 13, etc..

Even as this building is nearing completion, so too are Satan’s plan quite advanced at this time. The Christian should be aware of the hour in which he lives. The days ahead will require great faith and a deep commitment to Christ. Those who would survive spiritually must know what it is to be led of the Spirit of Christ in all things. They must have a martyr’s mentality, not shrinking back from suffering, persecution, reproaches, and even death.

Now is the time to be advancing in spiritual growth and maturity. It is NOT the time to be pursuing the things of the world. Many are the Christians who will fall away in coming days. They will be as those described by Christ in the following words:

Mark 4:16-17
“In a similar way these are the ones on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy; and they have no firm root in themselves, but are only temporary; then, when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately they fall away.”

Are your present life decisions leading to a greater trust and dependency upon God, or are they leading to a greater reliance upon this world system? Are you looking to Medicaid, and Medicare for your health, to government food stamps for your food, to SSI, and various welfare programs for your shelter and provision? How then will you be prepared to stand in faith in an hour when allegiance to the Beast is required in order to obtain these things? Will you have the faith to flee from the Beast and trust Yahweh for your needs?

These are things the saints need to consider in this hour. Christ testified that before His return MANY will fall away from the faith.

Matthew 24:9-13
“Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name. At that time many will fall away and will betray one another and hate one another. Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many. Because lawlessness is increased, most people's love will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.”

Will not the deceivers of this hour be all the more appealing because they hold forth the promise of sustenance, safety, and a secure life if only the Christian will make some compromise of his faith? Will not many yield to the temptation to say that Christ is merely “one path” to God, but He is not the ONLY path? Already there are Christian voices making such statements. Watch the following video to see Joel Osteen making the following comments about Mitt Romney who is a Mormon.

"That's enough for me," Osteen said. "There's differences in all religion. I realize Mormonism is different from Christianity, but you know what, he's a man of faith and values. And to me, that's strong."
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505270_162-57359651/osteen-romney-believer-in-christ-like-me/

This interview was viewed before a worldwide audience on CBS. The message is part of Satan’s propaganda that is being unleashed in this hour. How many men and women are persuaded by popular Christian personalities like Joel Osteen to diminish the uniqueness of Jesus Christ/Yahshua the Messiah? By such deceptions are Christians swept away to perdition. What assurance do you have that you will not be one of them?

Rising - Rebuilding Ground Zero



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6 comments:

dc said...

Thanks for all this research Joseph. Good Job!
It is 'creepy' having those base (ground) level waterfall memorials that seems more like flush tanks into darkness.
Even the unregenerate, who haven't been totally mind-bended, might sense it "strange and eerie."

Reminds me of the saying of "who's" behind the "details." The mimicker uses symbols as Jesus parables. But God's Way so much more Gracious and BETTER!

Dave said...

Thanks Joseph. Another provocative and informative post.
I however thought that the waters represented the nations as in Isaiah 17:12, or Revelation 13:1 where the beast rises out of the sea. To me it would represent the nations being pulled down into the abyss. Either way it is a very dark and morbid symbol. The very opposite of a fountain bringing life giving water to the earth.

Joseph Herrin said...

Dear Dave,

The nations are composed of the souls of men, so the seas can represent both the souls of man and the nations without any conflict of interpretation.

Bodies of water are also symbolic of death. This is why our union with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection is signified through the ordinance of baptism. Being plunged beneath the waters represents our union with Christ in His death.

May you be blessed with peace and understanding in these days.

YELISA said...

Hello, dear brother in Christ, just want to let you know how much i appreciate your work. I am learning a lot from your blogs. The Londen Olympics are almost here---27th of July 2012 with the possible nuclear bombing of Londen at the openingceremony of the Olympics. Two days later there could be an attack on Israel on the 29th or 9th of Av.There are so many things going on its hard to follow, but i am happy i found your blogs.I hope that YAHSHUA will return to get us out of here.May our heavenly Father bless you and your family. I am from the Netherlands.

Joseph Herrin said...

Hello Yelisa,

Thank you for writing. Although the London Olympics represent something very pivotal in the ascendancy of Satan's visible kingdom on the earth, I think it is inadvisable to predict such specific things as a nuclear attack on London, or an attack on Israel on the 9th of Av. Apart from a word of revelation from the Father, such things are only conjecture and speculation.

More, important, however, is the need for Christians to have a correct understanding about the next appearance of Christ. He is NOT coming to rapture a sin-stained church out of this world just prior to tribulation. No! The church must go through tribulation that a remnant might be purged, purified, and refined.

Many Christians who have become comfortable in Babylon will be judged along with the great harlot (Revelation 18:4). The Christian who is expecting Christ to rapture them out of the world just before tribulation begins is setting themselves up for spiritual deception and failure.

If you have time, I encourage you to use the search field on this blog site and look up the series titled "The Way to Life." You will find in this series an explanation of why the church must endure suffering in these last days.

May you be blessed with peace and understanding in these days.

Bird Lover said...

Thank you for the well written research brother!

Eph 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;