Monday, February 25, 2013


Hello Brothers and Sisters,

It has been almost two weeks since I have posted a blog, and some have written with concern to inquire if all is well. I am doing very well. I truly appreciate the prayers and concerns of my brothers and sisters. I know that many eagerly anticipate new writings posted to the blog, and I would like to write more often. Yet, I am content that it is the Father's will that I attend to some other areas of ministry at this time.

I have made much progress in getting ready to produce videos. I have had some new logos designed.

I also have had several animations created to use in the videos. These are primarily intros and outros, to open and close the videos. Following is an example:

HD Intro

I plan on posting videos in both standard definition and high definition to accommodate viewers with various Internet bandwidth speeds. The videos here are in the highest definition allowed on YouTube, which is 1080p. Because they are short they should not take too long to load for those with slower connections, but this resolution would be a problem for some if it was utilized over the length of a longer production.

The intro above will be used for major productions that are 30 minutes, to a couple hours in length. The outro that will be used with these productions is in the next video clip. It is immediately followed by three alternate intros that I plan to use with video blogs and shorter presentations.

HD Outro and 3 Alternate Intros

There are other preparatory items I have been getting in order and testing out, such as using a small tablet computer as a teleprompter so that I can look directly at the camera as I talk. Having assembled all of the disparate items needed, and tested them out, I am now ready to begin recording videos. It has been wonderful to see the Father guiding in this matter, and providing the resources to put all of this together.

This has not been the only thing I have been spending my time on of late, however. I have continued with the prison newsletter ministry, carrying on a large correspondence with the saints through e-mail, and I have the privilege of co-hosting a younger sister in the Lord who will be arriving tomorrow from the U.K.. Eliana will actually be staying with Sister Veronica in Macon. I will be driving up regularly to meet with the two of them, as well as with Randy Simmons. My daughter Kristin will also be going with me to meet Eliana tomorrow, and they look forward to spending time in fellowship together.

Eliana is just a few years older than Kristin. The Spirit has indicated that Eliana is to spend some time here in Georgia before proceeding on to Mexico where she will be serving Yahshua as a missionary. It is truly a privilege to be able to counsel and encourage one of Yahweh's children who has fully surrendered to go wherever He says go, and to do whatever He says do. Eliana is not a native Spanish speaker, having been raised in the U.K., and she has no mission organization sending her out, nor like-minded saints awaiting her arrival in Mexico.

It requires much courage and faith to follow the Father into unknown lands and experiences, yet He gives great grace to those who yield their lives wholly to Him. One of my favorite verses is the following:

II Chronicles 16:9
For the eyes of Yahweh move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His.

His grace is revealed in directing Eliana to Georgia first, so she can be strengthened and encouraged through the fellowship of some believers who have similarly surrendered all to follow the Spirit of Christ wherever He leads. She will also get to view firsthand ministry to the homeless and street people here in America.

Sister Veronica is a remarkable woman. She reminds me of Mrs. Valiant, the neighbor of Much Afraid in the book Hinds' Feet on High Places. It will be a great blessing for Eliana to spend time with Veronica, to observe her life and hear the testimony of how this single, widowed woman has followed the Spirit across America, even to the worst gang-infested neighborhoods of Los Angeles, to minister to the homeless and street people. For about the past two years Sister Veronica has been ministering on the streets of Macon, Georgia, where she is being used of Yahweh to touch many lives.

Although I have not sensed a leading to post new blog entries of late, I am confident that the Father is guiding, and that my time is being spent fruitfully. I would appreciate your prayers for an anointing as I begin to produce videos, and also for great grace to be loosed to Eliana as she takes this tremendous step of leaving her homeland to follow the Spirit into that life He has planned for her. I hope to share more of the testimony of Eliana and Sister Veronica in coming days.

Before I close, I want to share a remarkable video I came across on YouTube. This is NOT one that I produced. It is exceptional, however. As I watched it I was very mindful of the ministry that Randy and Veronica carry out on the streets of Macon. There is a large hospital in Macon that looks very much like the one in the video. Randy and Veronica have carried many people there who were sick, or near death on the streets. Some were in the depths of the delirium tremens, having poisoned their bodies with alcohol. Others were dying of AIDS, or other illness. These two saints have spent long hours sitting in the Emergency Room, waiting to receive word of some poor soul's condition that the rest of the world took no thought of.

Tears flowed from my eyes as I watched this video, knowing that Yahshua spent His time among prostitutes, alcoholics, and the off-scouring of this world. He went to those the religious people would not lift a finger to help. I am confident that there is a rich reward awaiting those who spend their lives caring for the least, the last, and the lost.

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

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Lights, Camera, A Call to Action

Joseph Herrin (02-13-2013)

Some have written to mention that they have missed seeing any new blog posts in the past week. It has been a very busy time for me both in the realm of ministry and in the common events of life. The past four days have poured forth torrents of rain here in South Georgia. I have not seen any official numbers for my specific location. It was estimated that we would receive as much as 5 inches of rain, but I am confident that we exceeded the forecast by a significant measure.

Following are a couple short video clips taken outside of my bus this morning.

Note: I stated in the video that I located here in May. It was actually late October. At that time you could walk across the bottom of the pond shown for there was not a drop of water in it. Now it is full, and over 8 feet deep in places. You can hear the birds clearly in the video. They are rejoicing at the rain, and I too am thankful for Yahweh’s showers which bring new life to the earth.

I drove to town Sunday to wash clothes. I had to make another run yesterday (Tuesday) as I used most of my towels to dry Champ so I could bring him inside the past couple days. There was no chance of hanging them out to dry as it was raining steadily and humidity was 100%. I also had to wash and dry his bedding for his dog crate. I had some other errands to attend to, including dropping off newsletters for inmates at the post office as I don’t believe the mailman is driving down the roads here while it is so messy.

I managed to get about 1/4 mile and got my daughter’s car stuck. She is in South Carolina as part of a music team ministering in a men’s prison there. Kristin left her car with me for the week. It is a Honda Civic with a low center clearance. The roads were deeply rutted and the car bellied out. A neighbor kindly pulled the car free with his tractor. I chose another route that still included dirt roads, but they were not so deeply rutted. A four wheel drive vehicle is certainly preferable for this location. After the heavy deluge last night I imagine the roads will be nigh unto impassable for about a week with anything less.

When I don’t post for some days it causes concern to some readers. Many have written to  ask if I was aware of the news relating to the Pope’s resignation, the St. Malachy prophecy, and the lightning that struck the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica. I appreciate all those who write to apprise me of new events. I am not led to write on all matters, and at times I need to wait to receive clarity from the Father on a subject. I don’t know whether I will write anything on the Pope’s resignation. At this time I don’t have anything to share.

What has primarily prevented me from posting new writings of late is that I have sensed the Father leading me to a new area of ministry. I will continue to post blogs, answer correspondence, print newsletters for prisoners, and write books, yet the thought has persisted that I am to begin producing some videos. Although I had created a few ministry related videos several years back, I was not satisfied with the quality of them.

As I have reflected on the Father’s leading in this area, I have been mindful of the manner in which He has over the years directed me to incorporate additional forms of media to deliver the truths entrusted to me. In 1999 the Father instructed me to begin writing books. At that time I was also directed to create the Heart4God website. In 2004 the Father led me to associate myself with the Macon Rescue Mission. While there I had opportunity to speak to the men in the Mission’s alcohol and drug recovery program during weekly chapel services. After a time I began incorporating slide shows using my laptop computer and a projection system the Father provided.

This was an interesting development, for about ten years earlier while I was still employed in the computer field at a county hospital complex, I had installed projectors in the board rooms of two hospitals. I remember telling the Father at that time that if He ever sent me across the nation to preach that I would like to have a projector like that to add graphic content to my talks. While I was at the Mission, the hospital replaced their aging projectors with new devices, donating the old ones to the Rescue Mission. I was able to purchase one of them at a very good price. The Mission’s thrift store also had a portable projection screen for sale, and I was able to acquire it at the same time.

From that time forward I began incorporating images, and slides of Scriptures with my messages. This greatly enhanced the presentations I was giving. I have continued to incorporate graphics in my Internet teachings. I also began recording the audio of my messages while at the Mission, and later while traveling across the country. I have made them available online as well.

In 2010 the Father led me to produce newsletters for men in prison. I took the 14 books I had written, and many shorter writings, and put them into a newsletter format. There are nearly 100 different newsletters in the series. The Father has greatly used these to instruct, edify, and encourage His sons in prison. I began by sending them to a few men in one prison. Over time these few shared the newsletters with others, and some men have transferred to other facilities within the state of Georgia. Now I am sending newsletters to men in fifteen different prisons, as well as to a number of their family members.

Parables Bookshelf Newsletter

It is noteworthy to remark about how the Father prepares His sons and daughters for specific ministries. Even as Joseph was prepared to understand Egyptian society and the inner circles of Egyptian government by serving in the household of the captain of Pharaoh’s bodyguard, and later in the prison where government officials were held, so too does the Father order the steps of His people to prepare them for their calling.

For years prior to being called into ministry the Father led me to work in the realm of computers. In 2001-2002 I even taught computer management and concepts at a local technical college. Since entering into ministry, the Spirit of Christ has continually led me to embrace forms of communication that involved the computer, and demanded a certain level of computer skills. Due to my past employment I was not daunted by the technology, and felt comfortable employing it. Our Father guides our steps with wisdom and precision.

Recently I have sensed the Spirit leading me to begin employing video productions to communicate the messages He has imparted to me. To produce quality video requires a higher degree of computer knowledge and skill than has been required to date in the various media forms I have embraced. Video editing software is more complex and robust than standalone wordprocessing programs, audio editing software, newsletter publishing, or presentation programs.

I had purchased an older copy of Pinnacle Studio several years ago, and I recently updated to the most recent version of their software. I also purchased a DVD tutorial program and spent several days going through the training. I will be utilizing green screen technology (also called Chroma Key) to be able to display various background images and slide shows to accompany the recorded messages.

My Studio Set-up

I spent many hours over the course of about a week, researching video production. I discovered ways to produce quality videos relatively inexpensively. Instead of purchasing studio lighting that costs hundreds of dollars per fixture, I bought work lights from Home Depot that cost about $15 each. The green screen itself was not expensive as it is basically a muslin sheet (not Muslim). The biggest expense was in the camera and its accessories, but Yahweh has bountifully provided as various members of the body of Christ have been led to send financial gifts.

Canon Vixia Camcorder with Shotgun Microphone

I have done some testing, and I am VERY pleased with both the audio and video quality that I am getting from this set-up. Following is a small sample of what I will be able to do.

It will take me time to develop some efficiency in video production. Beginnings are always the slowest times. I need to develop a standard video introduction with a music score, as well as a closing and other standard elements. Once these are created, and I have had sufficient time using the software, production speed should pick up dramatically.

I have always believed that a man or woman, when called to a ministry, should do their work heartily as unto the Lord. Over the years I have counseled others who believed they had a calling to minister. Some have submitted writings to me, asking me to review them. Like an English teacher, I have bled red ink all over their writings. Some have mistakenly thought that the message is all that matters, and have given scant attention to delivery.

Sadly, many Christians did not apply themselves with diligence to their studies at school. Many do not know how to write an essay. Sentence construction is woefully deficient. Grammar and diction are inferior. If they were submitting a manuscript for publication in a national magazine, or newspaper, their editor would reject it out of hand. I have seen some atrocious writing offered up as ministry unto God. Should not those who are called of Yahweh to be His servants exercise a spirit of excellence that exceeds the labors of those who have earthly masters? I am concerned that the evidence of shoddy workmanship among Christians is a reflection of their attitude toward God, signaling a lack of regard for the honor of being called to be a minister. Solomon stated:

Proverbs 22:29
Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before obscure men.

Quite often, those who have not paid attention to developing the skills commensurate with their spiritual calling, not only are deficient in the area of delivery, but also in their apprehension and skillful use of the word of God. David stated:

II Samuel 24:24
“I will not offer burnt offerings to Yahweh my God which cost me nothing.”

It will cost a man or woman much in time and in the exercise of their spiritual, physical, and mental abilities to acquit themselves as skillful laborers in the kingdom of God. Should not the Christian musician apply themselves to be the very best musician possible? Should not the Christian man led to labor in building houses strive to produce a superior product? Why then should a minister be satisfied to produce that which the world itself would scorn?

The Christian author should seek to write as skillfully as possible and, if lacking the requisite skills, should pursue them with diligence. What is revealed when a man or woman throws something together carelessly and offers it up to the Lord? The prophet Malachi stated that Yahweh despises such an attitude.

Malachi 1:13-14
“You also say, 'My, how tiresome it is!' And you disdainfully sniff at [the offering of the Lord]," says Yahweh of hosts, "and you bring what was taken by robbery, and what is lame or sick; so you bring the offering! Should I receive that from your hand?" says Yahweh. "But cursed be the swindler who has a male in his flock, and vows it, but sacrifices a blemished animal to the Lord, for I am a great King," says Yahweh of hosts, "and My name is feared among the nations."

People of God, a person can certainly go overboard in any area, and it is always necessary to be led of the Spirit in all we do. Yet, I am persuaded that whatever endeavor we undertake at the leading of the Spirit, we should approach it with a spirit of excellence and integrity.

I Peter 4:10-11
God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. Do you have the gift of speaking? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. Then everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ.

Let us all have the attitude of David who refused to offer unto Yahweh that which cost him nothing. Let us apply ourselves with diligence to whatever work the Father sets before us. Let all men observe by our attitude of excellence that we are sons of the Most High. David, while denied the opportunity to build the Temple in Jerusalem, nonetheless devoted himself with great zeal to the task of preparation. His example should be a model to the people of God today.

I Chronicles 29:2-5
Now with all my ability I have provided for the house of my God the gold for the things of gold, and the silver for the things of silver, and the bronze for the things of bronze, the iron for the things of iron, and wood for the things of wood, onyx stones and inlaid stones, stones of antimony, and stones of various colors, and all kinds of precious stones, and alabaster in abundance. And moreover, in my delight in the house of my God, the treasure I have of gold and silver, I give to the house of my God, over and above all that I have already provided for the holy temple, namely, 3,000 talents of gold, of the gold of Ophir, and 7,000 talents of refined silver, to overlay the walls of the buildings; of gold for the things of gold, and of silver for the things of silver, that is, for all the work done by the craftsmen. Who then is willing to consecrate himself this day to Yahweh?"

Are you manifesting a spirit of excellence in your work before God? If not, then heed the call to action. Stir up the gift that is in you. Do your work with all your ability. Do not offer to the Lord service that is half-hearted.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Fourth Quarter 2013

Joseph Herrin (02-06-2013)

In two previous posts I have shared insights relating to a Mercedes Benz advertising scheme that was utilized during the run-up to the recent Super Bowl. A teaser commercial was released prior to the game, building an anticipation of something that was coming. One variant of the commercial stated “Something powerful is coming,” while another stated “Something sinister is coming.”

To view my original post on this ad, go to the following link:

I want to point out the significance of this advertisement from this German automobile company. This is not merely one of many commercials among the Super Bowl’s corporate advertisers. It was given a special prominence by the powers that control the media. On October 3, 2011,  it was officially announced that Mercedes Benz purchased naming rights to the Superdome. This was the venue in which the recent Super Bowl was held. This gave Mercedes Benz a preeminent position to make whatever announcement they desired. The Mercedes Benz brand was everywhere in the lead-up to the world’s greatest sporting event. This put an intense spotlight upon the commercial they aired during the game. The ad appeared in the fourth quarter. This fact, as will be shown, is highly significant.

An article was posted on Henry Makow’s site, a popular forum for conspiracy theories, in which the writer suggested that a nuclear bomb might go off during the Super Bowl. Such an event, of course, did not occur. What was interesting about this article was the inclusion of a photo of a Mercedes Benz ad in the print edition of ESPN magazine. You can see it at the following link.

The photo is very poor quality. The magazine is tilted at an angle. The glare of the camera’s flash markedly obscures the image, but what the ad says is highly symbolic. I wondered if I could find a better image online. My search took me to the website for ESPN Magazine’s digital edition. The site prompts the visitor to sign up for a magazine subscription, but I was unwilling to pony up $29.95 just to see if I could locate this ad. I found a preview link for the magazine, and the preview was for the very edition of this bi-monthly magazine that contained the advertisement.

When I clicked on the preview I discovered that the visitor is only shown a single page from within the magazine. The one page displayed just happened to contain the Mercedes Benz advertisement.

(Click on Image to View Larger)

I was able to capture the screen image above to display in this blog post. This advertisement has Illuminati influence all over it. Even the Mercedes Benz emblem with its three spokes and triangular design is a reference to the Luciferian trinity of Nimrod, Semiramis, and Tammuz (Babylonian), or Isis, Horus, and Seb (Egyptian).

It is not difficult to discern the parable, the esoteric message, contained in the poster above. The ad uses a form of double speak. It contains intentional misdirection. The words are NOT speaking about the Super Bowl game. They are a reference to the year 2013. Lucifer’s disciples are promising that the year 2013 will have a “thrilling” fourth quarter. Notice that the 13 in the year 2013 is going up in flames, as is the Superdome itself. This is the type of “thrill” Satan is announcing.

Inside the stadium the entire nation was represented. There was an East Coast team and a West Coast team, and they met in the middle of the nation. The span of the entire continent from East to West was represented. Brother against brother faced off in a great conflict. The halftime show was marked by darkness and flames. The game itself experienced a sudden plunge into darkness at the beginning of the third quarter. Using the 13 minute Illuminati halftime show as a pattern, the darkness will be followed with an eruption of flames. It will end in death as was signified by Beyonce lying prone on the stage at the end of her performance.

Let me mention once more that the game was played on February 3rd, the anniversary of The Day the Music Died. Don McLean forever memorialized this date when Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P Richardson (The Big Bopper) died, in his song American Pie. It includes the following lyrics.

So come on: jack be nimble, jack be quick!
Jack flash sat on a candlestick
Cause fire is the devil’s only friend.

Oh, and as I watched him on the stage
My hands were clenched in fists of rage.
No angel born in hell
Could break that Satan’s spell.
And as the flames climbed high into the night
To light the sacrificial rite,
I saw Satan laughing with delight
The day the music died.

The flames climbed high into the night...

This is what thrills Satan and his disciples. He comes only to kill, steal, and destroy. Dumitru Duduman and David Wilkerson both prophesied of an hour coming when America’s cities would be in flames. Two years before his death in an automobile accident, David Wilkerson shared “An Urgent Message.” It included the following words:

I am compelled by the Holy Spirit to send out an urgent message to all on our mailing list, and to friends and to bishops we have met all over the world.


For ten years I have been warning about a thousand fires coming to New York City. It will engulf the whole megaplex, including areas of New Jersey and Connecticut. Major cities all across America will experience riots and blazing fires—such as we saw in Watts, Los Angeles, years ago.

There will be riots and fires in cities worldwide. There will be looting—including Times Square, New York City. What we are experiencing now is not a recession, not even a depression. We are under God’s wrath. In Psalm 11 it is written,

“If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (v. 3).

God is judging the raging sins of America and the nations. He is destroying the secular foundations.

People of God, when Satan, through his disciples, states “THIS YEAR we guarantee you a thrilling fourth quarter,” you can be assured that he is NOT talking about a ball game, or an automobile. Satan mimics the ways of God. What he is doing here is similar to what occurred when Christ spoke to the Jewish leaders as He stood next to the great temple of Herod in Jerusalem.

John 2:19-21
Yahshua answered and said to them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up."  The Jews therefore said, "It took forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?" But He was speaking of the temple of His body.

Yahshua spoke in parables so that seeing, they would not see, and hearing they would not hear. Satan also speaks in parables. He is “the Riddler.” He is mimicking the Son of God by making a declaration right in front of another large building that is a monumental structure created by man. The undiscerning will perceive only a reference to the building that is pictured, and the game to be held inside of it. Yet, those with insight will understand that something else is being prophesied.

Look at the emphasis of the date below the words in the ad. Note the 13 going up in flames. Pay attention to the words “This year,” and “fourth quarter.” The fourth quarter of the year runs from October 1 to December 31. Keep in mind the history of America in years and Congresses marked by the number 13. During the 13th Congress Washington, D.C. was burned with fire by the British. The 113th Congress was just seated. Many signs are pointing to the two year period of this Congress being equally calamitous for America as a nation.

See the post titled Thirteen.

The advertisement above ends with the words “Set your soul free.” How does one set their soul free? Is it not by dying? When a man breathes his last breath, he is said to “give up the ghost.” In other words, the soul is loosed from the bounds of this mortal body as a man or woman exhales their last breath.

This post has looked at a testimony provided by Satan and his disciples of that which is coming. If this were the only source available, then one could reasonably have great doubts about the accuracy of what is being foretold. Satan, after all, is a liar. Nor does he have all power. Yahweh can overrule the actions of devils and men. We must seek also the mind of Christ to know whether God has granted Satan the power and authority to do the things that are being signified.

In a recent post I spoke of a great heavenly sign set to appear. Comet Ison is predicted to appear in the fourth quarter of 2013. I will not repeat all that pertains to this sign, but will urge those who are interested to read the post titled Heavenly Harbinger.

I believe there are ample reasons to be watchful, and to seek the face of Yahweh now, that you might know how to prepare spiritually and physically for the events to come. Was not Joseph given insight into the meaning of Pharaoh’s dreams so that he could declare to all men to prepare for what was to come? Did not Yahweh use Joseph to save His people by a great deliverance and to preserve a remnant in the earth?

Genesis 45:7
And God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant in the earth, and to keep you alive by a great deliverance.

Take heed then! A Joseph company is proclaiming those things that are soon to come upon the earth. Yahweh is speaking forth words of warning in this hour. He is giving His people time to prepare themselves. He has declared to them that which is to come. A sword is to be stretched out over the earth. The cities will go up in flames. Brother will fight against brother. Civil unrest will lead to martial law, and the earth will be plunged into darkness.

Do not be dismayed. Yahweh would not be revealing these things if He did not intend to give great grace and aid to those who make Him their refuge and strong tower in troublous days. Seek Him with a whole heart. Surrender your life to be led of His Spirit in all things. Break off any worldly entanglements. Separate yourself from sin and walk holy before Him. Then you will have confidence in the day of trouble and will be found covered by His wings.

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

Addendum: A further study could be made of the cover of the magazine that the above advertisement appeared in. It is the February 4th edition of ESPN Magazine seen below.

Pictured is Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, the team that was defeated by the Ravens in the Super Bowl. I will not give a full exposition of this image, but merely cite some things for your own consideration of the subject.

Kaepernick is a professing Christian, but he is a symbol of carnal Christianity. His body is covered with tattoos, and he has manifested a rebellious and selfish attitude in his words and actions. The small print below the ESPN logo states “Colin Kaepernick is on the run for a title.” The wording of this statement is unusual, and it emphasizes the phrase “on the run.” The days approaching will truly be a time for Christians to run and hide themselves. The question is, where will they go and where will they hide? Will they make God their refuge and yield to be guided by the Spirit, or will they be driven by fear and directed by the impulses of their souls?

The number 7 seen on Kaepernick’s jersey signifies an end, especially when related to the concept of time. There are seven days in the week, then times starts anew. We are at the end of the age. America is coming to an end as a constitutional republic. A New World Order will arise out of the ashes of destruction. Barack Obama has promised “change” and “RUIN,” and he will deliver the same.

See the post:

The website states that the name Colin is a variant of the name Nicholas. It provides the following meaning for Nicholas.

From the Greek name (Nikolaos) which meant "victory of the people" from Greek (nike) "victory" and (laos) "people."

The book of Revelations mentions a group called “the Nicolaitans.” This name is derived from the same root words as Nicholas. It is very insightful to read about the meaning of this name.

The two names (Nicolaitans, Balaam) have very similar meanings in their respective languages: “Balaam is derived from two Hebrew words, [bala] (‘he swallows’) and [am] (‘people’). Interestingly, according to the derivative meanings of the names, the two groups troubling this church [Pergamos] were ‘swallowers of the people’ (i.e., the Balaamites) and ‘conquerors of the people’ (i.e., the Nicolaitans).” If the similar meaning of their names is significant and their mention in adjoining verses in the letter to Pergamos is intended to show a relationship, then it is thought that the licentious tendencies of the Nicolaitans might be understood in light of the doctrine of Balaam...

The key to the right understanding of [the name Nicolaitan] is given us at Rev. 2:14-15+; where those “that hold the doctrine of Balaam” (Rev. Rev. 2:14+) are evidently identical with those “that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans” (Rev. Rev. 2:15+). we are here set upon the right track. . . . it may be observed that his name [Balaam], according to the best etymology, signifies “Destroyer of the people” ( . . . from [b_ela] and [am] ; and [Nikolaos] (nikan ton laon ) is no more than a Grecizing of this name...

Satan has raised up men who will swallow up and destroy the people. Interestingly, you will find the Nike symbol upon all NFL uniforms. It can be seen on Kaepernick’s uniform in the image above. Nike was the Roman god of war, and in the picture above we see a Christian running.

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Super Bowl XLVII - Dark Night of Fire

Joseph Herrin (02-04-2013)

I saw Satan laughing with delight
The day the music died
[From American Pie, Written by Don McLean]

As mentioned in a previous post, Super Bowl XLVII was held on the anniversary of The Day the Music Died, an expression that denotes the date in 1959 when Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P Richardson (The Big Bopper) died in a plane crash. Singer/Songwriter Don McLean memorialized the occasion when he wrote the song American Pie which became immensely popular, and has been much in focus in recent years. This song was sung by a crowd of 500,000 Americans in front of the Lincoln Memorial during Barack Obama’s first inauguration in Washington, D.C..

Numerous lyrics from this song have relevance to last night’s Super Bowl held in New Orleans, one of the most wicked cities in America. I will make reference to some of the song’s lyrics throughout this post.

In reviewing the parabolic meaning of the Super Bowl, keep in mind what has previously been shared. This Super Bowl was unique in that the opposing head coaches were brothers. Prior to Jim and John Harbaugh becoming head coaches of their respective teams, brothers have never coached NFL teams simultaneously, and have never faced off against one another in the Super Bowl. The theme of “brother against brother” evokes a correspondence to a looming civil war among Americans. (See the post titled Brother Against Brother.)

Brother Against Brother 
(Notice the Nike  - God of War - symbol on the left arm of the SF jersey)

It was anticipated that a theme of civil war would be observed during this contest. Not only was a great conflict of brother against brother carried out on the field, but the commercials also contained a recurring theme of civil strife arising.

One of the most pronounced examples of this was the Oreo cookie commercial that was set in a library. Libraries are known to be peaceful places. They are places where people are generally quiet, soft-spoken, and respectful toward others who come to read or study. It was striking that in the Oreo commercial the library patrons erupted into a greatly exaggerated conflict over something as trivial as whether the cookie or the creme filling was the better part of an Oreo. Note in the commercial that fire is also a part of the drama. Fire was a central theme of the Super Bowl.

Oreo Cookie Commercial

In the Oreo cookie commercial, civil strife erupts suddenly and with great violence in an unexpected place. A place that was formerly peaceful and tranquil became a place of chaos and bitter fighting. This is a foreshadowing of that which is coming to America.

Another commercial was titled Gaspocalypse. It was an advertisement for Hyundai’s fuel efficient Sonata Hybrid.

Again, a peaceful drive in the country turns suddenly menacing and violent. Note that the commercial ends with the driver of the Hyundai saying, “Aren’t you guys taking this week-end warrior thing a little too far?” The phrase “week-end warrior” is a term used to describe part time soldiers who are members of the National Guard. It is the National Guard that is typically called out in times of national emergency and times of civil unrest. The implication is that these “week-end warriors” will soon be viewed as acting in extreme ways by the average American.

I do not own a television, but the entire Super Bowl was broadcast over the Internet at the CBS Sports website. It was the first time such a major sporting event was broadcast in this manner. There were some differences between the Internet broadcast and the televised broadcast. One of the major differences was in the commercials. There were a limited number of commercials on the Internet. I began viewing about twenty minutes after the game began, and the first commercial I saw was for a video game called God of War Ascension. The commercial shown is titled “From Ashes.”

The game focuses on a man who became a deity. Having rebelled against the gods, he is chained, but later breaks free of his shackles and leads a revolt against the gods. This, of course, is a parable of Satan who rebelled against Yahweh, was judged, but has risen again “from the ashes.” This “ascension” of Satan is commonly depicted among Freemasons and other Illuminati groups as the Phoenix that is destroyed in fire but is reborn to ascend into the heavens again. The Phoenix was a symbol employed in last year’s Super Bowl half-time show, as well as during the closing ceremonies of the London Olympics. For those who have eyes to see, this theme was also present in yesterday’s Super Bowl broadcast.

God of War Ascension Commercial

It is apparent from these witnesses that a time of civil war, of brother against brother, is approaching for the nation. In the recent posts on the Christian’s attitude toward gun ownership, I set forth the mind of Christ on this subject, urging believers to not become embroiled in physical conflict. You can view these writings at the following links:

In this Super Bowl contest there was a parable given that reveals the error of Christians entering into a carnal struggle with flesh and blood. Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, is a professing Christian. He has interpreted a number of Scriptures about fighting with enemies in a literal sense. His body is heavily tattooed, and on each arm he has a Scripture written from the Psalms.

Psalm 27:3, on one arm, reads: “Though a mighty army surrounds me, my heart will not be afraid. Even if I am attacked, I will remain confident.” (NLT)

Psalm 18:39, on the other arm, says:, “You armed me with strength for battle; you made my adversaries bow at my feet.” (NIV)

Colin Kaepernick

The apostle Paul wrote:

II Corinthians 10:3-4
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful...

Ephesians 6:12
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.

A part of the parable of this game was to show what happens when a Christian engages in a conflict with flesh and blood. Yahweh has NOT promised His sons and daughters that they will prevail in a physical conflict. Christ told Peter to put away his sword, for those who take up the sword must perish by the sword.

Colin Kaepernick is a fleshly Christian. This is revealed by his attention to adorning his flesh with tattoos. It is also seen in that action which has become a type of trademark. He kisses his bicep whenever he makes a touchdown pass, or has some significant success on the field.

This is boasting in the arm of the flesh. Despite the Scriptures on his arms, the 49ers did not triumph over their adversaries, and the Ravens did not bow at their feet. The Christian is not promised physical victory over their adversaries. Quite the contrary.

Romans 8:36-38
"For Thy sake we are being put to death all day long; We were considered as sheep to be slaughtered." But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.

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 to death.”

There is a great warfare coming to the nations. Civil strife will be rampant. It is NOT the will of Yahweh that the disciples of Christ wage a carnal war against flesh and blood. Our victory is a spiritual one. Christ triumphed on the cross though it appeared outwardly that He was being overcome by evil men. When we can return blessings for curses, love for hate, and forgiveness for offenses, then we have demonstrated that we are sons of God walking in His divine power.

I would return to the beginning of the Super Bowl broadcast and share some signs in the order in which they occurred. The Super Bowl, as many sporting events in America, begins with the singing of the National Anthem. For this occasion, Alicia Keys was chosen. Just a few weeks prior to this, Alicia Keys was invited to perform at Barack Obama’s inauguration. She sang a very bizarre song whose lyrics have raised many an eyebrow.

He’s president and he’s on fire, hotter than a fantasy, lonely like a highway.  He’s living in a world and it’s on fire, filled with catastrophe, but he knows he can fly away.  He's got both feet on the ground and he’s burning it down, got his head in the clouds and he’s not backing down... Everybody knows that Michelle is his girl. Together they run the world. So we’re gonna let it burn baby...

The relevance of Alicia Keys being invited to both of these events and being offered a starring role is profound. A time of catastrophe when the world will erupt in flames of destruction and in the fire of civil strife is fast approaching.

The next musical performance during this broadcast was during the halftime show. Significantly, Beyonce’s program lasted for 13 minutes. This number is associated with Satan and the Illuminati. In the Scriptures the number 13 signifies “rebellion, apostasy, defection, corruption, disintegration, revolution, or some kindred idea.” (See E.W. Bullinger’s book Number in Scripture.)

The halftime show began in darkness, punctuated with flames of fire rising into the night.

Destiny’s Child

The amount of fire throughout this 13 minute performance was extraordinary. There were even flames shooting forth from a guitar played by one of the musicians. This emphasis upon fire is found in the lyrics of the song American Pie.

So come on: jack be nimble, jack be quick!
Jack flash sat on a candlestick
Cause fire is the devil’s only friend.

Oh, and as I watched him on the stage
My hands were clenched in fists of rage.
No angel born in hell
Could break that Satan’s spell.
And as the flames climbed high into the night
To light the sacrificial rite,
I saw Satan laughing with delight
The day the music died.

Remember, this is all occurring on the anniversary of The Day the Music Died. Beyonce’s performance ends with a sacrificial rite as she lies as if slain on the stage floor. The music has ended, which is a symbolism employed in the Scriptures to indicate judgment and destruction upon a land.

Isaiah 24:6-8
Therefore, the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men are left.  The new wine mourns, the vine decays, all the merry-hearted sigh. The gaiety of tambourines ceases, the noise of revelers stops, the gaiety of the harp ceases.

Revelation 18:21-22
And a strong angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, “Thus will Babylon, the great city, be thrown down with violence, and will not be found any longer. And the sound of harpists and musicians and flute-players and trumpeters will not be heard in you any longer...”

“Jack flash” is a term for the devil. In the lyrics of American Pie it states, “Jack flash sat on a candlestick.” A brother in Christ pointed out that the San Francisco 49ers play their home games in Candlestick Park. In a sense, the 49ers were “sat upon” as they were defeated by the Ravens.

The last song that Beyonce performed was from her album I Am... Sasha Fierce. In 2008 Beyonce announced that she had an alter ego named Sasha Fierce that took over when she was onstage. This persona enabled her to do things that she would not normally do. She became much bolder, much more sexually demonstrative, when under the influence of this “spirit.” Watching her face during the performance, it was apparent that a great transformation came over her at times. She was truly fierce looking. At times she looked as if she was in rage as she was no doubt under the influence of the evil spirit she has opened herself up to.

The song she sang from the Sasha Fierce album was Halo. Halo alludes to a fallen angel taking possession of her body. The lyrics include the following.

Remember those walls I built?
Well, baby they're tumbling down
And they didn't even put up a fight
They didn't even make a sound
I found a way to let you in
But, I never really had a doubt
Standing in the light of your halo
I got my angel now

It's like I've been awakened
Every rule I had you breakin'
It's the risk that I'm taking
I ain't never gonna shut you out!

Recently, Beyonce announced that she was dropping the Sasha Fierce persona for she had now merged the two sides of her being. This seems to be what was depicted on the stage of the Super Bowl as there were outlines of two faces pointed toward one another.

In a sense, this stage also symbolizes brother against brother, facing off. America is deeply divided, yet in truth the majority are identical to one another. They have fallen under the influence of Satan. The strong wage war against the weak, yet all are seeking selfish gain. As a result the entire nation will go up in flames. America is about to be plunged into darkness.

Not coincidentally, shortly after the halftime show concluded, the Super Dome was plunged into darkness as the power went out. The game was delayed for 35 minutes as engineers worked to get power restored and the lights back on.

Let us follow the sequence of events. The halftime show which begins and ends in darkness, but which is punctuated by fire, has just concluded. On the first play of the second half Jacoby Jones of the Ravens receives the kick-off deep in the Raven’s end zone. He runs it out and is untouched as he travels the entire field to score a touchdown. It is announced that his run was 109 yards, setting a new NFL and Super Bowl record. This claim is made repeatedly for about the next half hour until it is announced that the NFL ruled that it was actually only an 108 yard kick-off return.

I believe it is part of the parable that it was announced confidently and repeatedly that his return was 109 yards, and a new NFL record. When I heard this it occurred to me that there is only one chapter of all 66 books of the Bible that bears the number 109. I looked it up to see what was written there. Following is a portion of the 109th Psalm.

O God of my praise, do not be silent! For they have opened the wicked and deceitful mouth against me; They have spoken against me with a lying tongue. They have also surrounded me with words of hatred, and fought against me without cause. In return for my love they act as my accusers; But I am in prayer. Thus they have repaid me evil for good, and hatred for my love.

Appoint a wicked man over him; And let an accuser stand at his right hand. When he is judged, let him come forth guilty; And let his prayer become sin. Let his days be few; Let another take his office. Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow. Let his children wander about and beg; And let them seek sustenance far from their ruined homes. Let the creditor seize all that he has; And let strangers plunder the product of his labor. Let there be none to extend lovingkindness to him, nor any to be gracious to his fatherless children. Let his posterity be cut off; In a following generation let their name be blotted out.

This Psalm of David is a cry for vengeance upon the ungodly. This is also a prophecy, for it foretells of Judas being cut-off for betraying Yahshua. Judas’office of an apostle was given to another.

The Secret Service codename for Barack Obama is “renegade.” One of the definitions of “renegade” is someone who betrays another, a traitor. There has been some consideration of whether the President will meet a similar fate. Since he took his oath of office with his hand upon the Bibles of Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, both of whom were assassinated, and his first inaugural event was held in front of the Lincoln Memorial where He sang the lyrics of American Pie that include “This’ll be the day that I die,” there is some basis for pondering these things. Many have also noted Vice President Joe Biden’s recent gaffe where he introduced himself by saying “I am proud to be President.”

Could there be a fulfillment of another taking Obama’s office? As mentioned in previous posts, the Democratic National Convention that saw Obama nominated for a second term featured a large sand sculpture of the President. The sculpture was damaged by rain and had to be repaired, possibly symbolizing injury and recovery. For more on this topic see the post titled Brother Against Brother.

I had only enough time after the announcement of the 109 yard return to switch out to my Bible program, open to Psalm 109 and do a quick reading. When I returned to the CBS site I found that the stadium had been plunged into darkness. These things occurring on the heels of one another seemed strongly prophetic. Just a moment later a commercial for the new Blackberry Z10 phone came on. The tag line for the commercial was “Who knows what tomorrow will bring?”

It was 3rd and 13 for the 49ers when the power went out. There was 13:22 remaining on the clock in the third quarter. The preponderance of 13s was striking as this followed hard after the 13 minute Halftime show. CBS was running a live Twitter feed. One commentator tweeted the following:

I just walked out of the Superdome to assess the scene. The outside lights are completely out. Very, very eery.

In a recent post I mentioned a teaser commercial for Mercedes Benz. The only words spoken in the ad were:

Something powerful is coming.

See it February 3rd.

We did see something relating to “power” on this date. What could be more “powerful” than to cut the power to the stadium when the Super Bowl is being broadcast to an audience of more than 100 million worldwide? What could be more powerful than to plunge the world into darkness? The dark night is rising. Civil war and fiery destruction are being foretold. The black clad Ravens, those unclean carrion birds signifying spiritual forces of wickedness, defeated the Patriots on the date of Obama’s inauguration, and they have conquered the golden 49ers on The Day the Music Died.

Final Score Ravens 34, 49ers 31

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