Joseph Herrin (06-13-2015)
Having established that the American Pharaoh is the identity of Barack Hussein Obama, and that this identity is bound up with a great amount of antichrist associations, I would move on to discuss what this portends for America.
In the preceding post the character of the Pharaohs of Egypt was set forth as it is revealed in the Bible, and the similarities to the current American President were enumerated. It was observed that Pharaoh was a cruel taskmaster, an enslaver of men. These characteristics seem strangely contradictory when applied to the 44th President of the United States, a man whom the media and his own publicists have likened to Abraham Lincoln who was “the Great Emancipator.” It was hailed as a stunning vindication for a once enslaved people when Americans of all races elected a black man to the highest political office in the land. Yet, this same man is an instrument of a global elite who have as their goal the wholesale slaughter of the majority of humanity, and the enslavement and subjugation of those who remain.
The Bible lists the process through which Pharaoh reduced a once free and prosperous people to a state of poverty, dependence, and slavery. We find this entire process summed up in the following passage from the book of Genesis.
There was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very severe, so that the land of Egypt and the land of Canaan fainted by reason of the famine. Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, for the grain which they bought: and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh's house. When the money was all spent in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came to Joseph, and said, "Give us bread, for why should we die in your presence? For our money fails." Joseph said, "Give me your livestock; and I will give you food for your livestock, if your money is gone." They brought their livestock to Joseph, and Joseph gave them bread in exchange for the horses, and for the flocks, and for the herds, and for the donkeys: and he fed them with bread in exchange for all their livestock for that year. When that year was ended, they came to him the second year, and said to him, "We will not hide from my lord how our money is all spent, and the herds of livestock are my lord's. There is nothing left in the sight of my lord, but our bodies, and our lands. Why should we die before your eyes, both we and our land? Buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants to Pharaoh. Give us seed, that we may live, and not die, and that the land won't be desolate." So Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh, for the Egyptians sold every man his field, because the famine was severe on them, and the land became Pharaoh's. As for the people, he moved them to the cities from one end of the border of Egypt even to the other end of it. Only he didn't buy the land of the priests, for the priests had a portion from Pharaoh, and ate their portion which Pharaoh gave them. That is why they didn't sell their land. Then Joseph said to the people, "Behold, I have bought you and your land today for Pharaoh. Behold, here is seed for you, and you shall sow the land. It will happen at the harvests, that you shall give a fifth to Pharaoh, and four parts will be your own, for seed of the field, for your food, for them of your households, and for food for your little ones." They said, "You have saved our lives! Let us find favor in the sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants."
Joseph, acting as an agent of the Pharaoh, provided bread for the Egyptians and the peoples of the nations of Canaan. The people were thereby kept alive, but the result was the impoverishment and enslavement of the people. There were two exceptions, however. The priestly class of Egypt received a portion from Pharaoh and therefore did not sell their land. Also, Joseph provided for all the needs of his father, brothers, and their families, not charging them for grain, while providing for all of their needs.
Then Joseph said to his brothers, "Please come closer to me." And they came closer. And he said, "I am your brother Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt. And now do not be grieved or angry with yourselves, because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life. For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there are still five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvesting. And God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant in the earth, and to keep you alive by a great deliverance. Now, therefore, it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He has made me a father to Pharaoh and lord of all his household and ruler over all the land of Egypt. Hurry and go up to my father, and say to him, 'Thus says your son Joseph," God has made me lord of all Egypt; come down to me, do not delay. And you shall live in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near me, you and your children and your children's children and your flocks and your herds and all that you have. There I will also provide for you, for there are still five years of famine to come, lest you and your household and all that you have be impoverished."'
The descendants of Abraham were not impoverished, nor enslaved, during this time of tribulation on the earth. It would only be after the death of Joseph, some 70 years later, that the Hebrews would become slaves of the Egyptian Pharaoh. It is noteworthy that the period of severe famine lasted seven years, the same length of time as the tribulation to come upon all the earth in the last days. What Joseph stated was true. Yahweh had sent Joseph down to Egypt as an act of grace to preserve the descendants of Abraham in a time of severe famine. Yahweh had a provision for a remnant, a chosen people who were small in number, for we are told that 70 souls went with Jacob down to Egypt (Genesis 46:27).
I would relate to the readers a prophetic experience I had two days ago which is relevant to this account. About two months ago I injured my right knee. I was laid up for some weeks, then progressed to walking with crutches, and finally was able to walk without them. At this time of year in Georgia mowing the grass has to be done regularly, and there is a large yard where I have my bus parked and I am the one who keeps it mowed. I have been using a push mower to do the job, and for about two weeks I struggled to keep the lawn mowed as I recovered from my knee injury. Each time I got out and mowed the effort aggravated the knee injury and I would have to go back to using crutches for a few days. Then I would mow some more and the same thing would occur.
Two days ago I purchased a used riding mower, realizing that I was going to have to stay off the knee for a while to let it heal properly. My heavenly Father provided the funds, and I found a nice mower that I was able to purchase for $440. I mention the amount because the number 4 signifies humility, and 44 is 2 x 22. I have often noted that the number 22 signifies flesh cutting, and the removal of wickedness. It is one of the most profound numeric testimonies Yahweh has revealed to me in my life and in the Scriptures. When the number 22 is doubled it signifies a double portion of flesh cutting. Additionally, when a number is raised to the level of the hundreds, as in 440, it speaks of the nations. What I saw in this is that the Father was testifying that a double portion of flesh cutting, of removing wickedness from the earth, is coming to the nations. Specifically, I see it coming to the people of God.
My daughter Kristin borrowed a pick-up truck from her place of employment so we could go pick up the riding mower. As we were returning home she told me that she had recently seen the most awesome rainbow she had ever seen in her life. She described it as quite spectacular. I could not remember the last time I had seen a rainbow, for it had been a considerable time.
When I got home that evening I at once went to mowing the yard as the grass was quite tall and there was more rain in the forecast. As I was mowing the yard a rainbow appeared in the sky, a very distinct one. Every time I turned the mower to face the East I had the spectacle of the rainbow before me. I sensed in the Spirit that it was significant. It appeared at this time when I was spending much thought considering the message of American Pharoah winning the Triple Crown, a sign which foretells of dire things coming to the nation I live in as well as the rest of the world. It was the first time I used the riding mower that the rainbow appeared, and this too was significant as it spoke of there being a promise of grace, protection, and provision for the remnant of God during the great storm that is soon to break forth upon the earth.
One thing I always check is the width of the cut on a lawnmower, for the Father has often used these numbers to speak to me. For years I had a push mower with a 22" cutting width. This number, as mentioned, is symbolic of flesh cutting. That the number is associated with grass cutting is significant, for the Bible compares the flesh of man to grass.
“The mouth of Yahweh has spoken.” A voice says, “Call out.” Then he answered, “What shall I call out?” All flesh is grass, and all its loveliness is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades, when the breath of Yahweh blows upon it; Surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.
Years ago when the Father first called me to leave secular employment and begin a journey of faith, He declared to me that He had called me to be a cutter of grass. Mowing grass has been something I began doing as a young boy, and have continued all my life. It is something I have found peace and enjoyment in doing. Yahweh told me 15 years ago that He had called me to a ministry of cutting grass, a ministry of removing flesh from the people of God, but first He had to deal with the flesh in my life. The path of flesh removal has not been easy, and it will not be easy for the body of Christ in these last days, but it is vitally necessary and there is great grace available to those who embrace the cross which Yahweh has appointed to them for the crucifixion of the flesh.
I mentioned that I always note the width of the cut on a mower. This new mower which I am now using to cut the grass has a 42" wide cut. The number 42 is 3 x 14. The number 3 in the Bible denotes completeness and the number 14 denotes transition. You can verify this yourself by studying Matthew chapter 1 where there are 3 sets of 14 generations listed beginning with Abraham and ending with Christ. After each set of 14 generations something significant changed in the way Yahweh dealt with His people. I sense the Spirit speaking that a great transition, a time of profound changes, is near at hand. These events will be used to purge, purify, and refine His people. A fleshly people must be transformed into a spiritual body, even a remnant bride which has been prepared for the appearing of her heavenly Bridegroom.
I would point out how this relates to the signs which are now being given regarding American Pharoah. In the account in Genesis, Yahweh sent Joseph ahead of his brothers to experience fiery trials in Egypt, preparing him for promotion. Joseph’s calling was not to save the world (Egypt), but rather to “preserve... a remnant in the earth.” In a time when the world was being impoverished and enslaved, Yahweh had a provision for His people.
It must be stated, however, that Yahweh is not promising to preserve the property and material comforts of those members of the church who have adopted a life of ease and prosperity. His goal is to prepare a spiritual people whose treasures are not upon the earth, but which are laid up in heaven. It will be a time of refining for the household of God. Many will fall away, for their hearts are attached to this world and all it has to offer. Many have a shallow commitment to Christ that will result in them falling away when they are faced with suffering.
“And the one on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, this is the man who hears the word, and immediately receives it with joy; yet he has no firm root in himself, but is only temporary, and when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he falls away.”
In the hour which is approaching, people will exhaust their financial resources. Then they will relinquish their possessions. Finally, they will give up houses and lands and sell even their own selves into slavery in order to receive a promise of provision from the American Pharaoh. Whereas Christ came to set men free, the American Pharaoh has an antichrist spirit and he labors to make men slaves. Those who look to the American Pharaoh, or any other world ruler in the days ahead, as their source of succor, will become slaves to the beast system. They will be stamped with the mark of the beast in order to receive sustenance inside this unholy system.
“If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead, or on his hand, he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is prepared unmixed in the cup of his anger.”
It will be necessary that every believer look to Yahweh for their daily bread, rather than to Pharaoh.
Christ taught His disciples how to pray to the Father. In what is called “The Lord’s Prayer,” Yahshua stated, “Give us this day, our daily bread.” In the Sermon on the Mount, the Son of God scolded the people of God for not trusting their Father in heaven for their daily needs and care.
“For this reason I say to you, do not be anxious for your life, as to what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor for your body, as to what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single cubit to his life's span? And why are you anxious about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory did not clothe himself like one of these. But if God so arrays the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more do so for you, O men of little faith? Do not be anxious then, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'With what shall we clothe ourselves?' For all these things the Gentiles eagerly seek; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.”
Few Christians today have any experience of trusting Yahweh in the practical matters of life. In a time of pressing need they are in the habit of pulling out the credit card to deliver them. In doing so, they are leaning on the arm of the flesh. They have turned to the bankers to save them, rather than to God. To whom will these same Christians turn in the coming hour of trouble? Will they turn to Pharaoh to save them, ultimately becoming his slaves, or will they cast their lives into the hands of Yahweh?
Brothers and sisters, what is being indicated by current signs is that The American Dream is coming to an end. America as the land of the free, a land of opportunity and prosperity, will come to a sudden end. In place of a constitutional republic with guaranteed rights and freedoms, a government of oppression will arise. It will be a dictatorship where a global elite rule over the masses of humanity. The same week that American Pharoah won the Triple Crown, a witness was given of what must follow.
The American Dream Dies
It is not mere coincidence that the same week American Pharoah won the Triple Crown, professional wrestler Dusty Rhodes who billed himself as “The American Dream,” has died at the age of 69. These events are related. The parables they contain follow one another even as the events closely followed in proximity of time. The triumph of the American Pharaoh forecasts the end of the American Dream.
Dusty Rhodes (real name Virgil Runnels, Jr.) had a professional wrestling career that spanned decades. In this flamboyant hybrid of entertainment and sport known as Professional Wrestling, extravagance is standard. One of the signature features of The American Dream Dusty Rhodes’ character was his polka dot outfits.
The American Dream
There are very few arenas of sport or entertainment today where adult men are seen wearing polka dots. One of them is Pro Wrestling. Another is horse racing. We are able to connect the triumph of the American Pharoah and the death of The American Dream by literally following the dots.
Victor Espinosa Aboard American Pharoah
Numerous websites have reported on the death of Pro Wrestler Dusty Rhodes by including a phrase announcing that “the American Dream has died.” Following is one example from the NPR website.
The video at the Fox Sports site below ends with the words “The American Dream will forever be missed.” In other words, The American Dream is not coming back.
The coronation of the American Pharaoh will lead to the death of The American Dream. The epitaph is already being written. This is a planned event. How will you respond when America’s money fails her? What will you do when prosperity is replaced with austerity and abundance is swallowed up by lack? What will you do when freedom and liberty are replaced with subservience and slavery?
I would share another prophetic experience. This was recently shared with me by a brother named Brian who lives just north of the U.S. border in Canada. Brian shared with me both a dream, and a recent experience he had, which provide an additional testimony of what the Spirit of Christ is speaking at this hour.
In this dream I was standing on the road by the house I grew up in with a group of people. We were all talking about a super-storm that was supposed to be coming, and we all agreed that we would take refuge in the basement of the old stone house that belonged to my parents. Because we were all anxious and curious to glimpse this storm when it began, we all wandered up the road about 500 yards to the corner where we could get a better view. This spot is about two miles north of the St. Lawrence river and the border with America. We were peering due south in the direction of the U.S., waiting for the storm. It was a beautiful day and we surmised that we were in no danger of the approaching storm as we could easily run the 500 yards to safety when we first glimpsed the coming storm.
Suddenly this massive whirlwind tornado appeared in the sky coming down to the ground, so large it covered the whole region in front of us. It appeared so suddenly, and so much larger than we expected, that we all turned instantly and began running for the house. I ran with all my might, but the sheer size and speed of this storm made me realize that I didn't even have time to make it the short distance to the house. We expected the storm, but the rapidity and ferociousness was unexpected. (Our plan of escape was based on storms we had seen before and was not adequate for this coming storm.)
I knew that I only had time to run halfway back to the house, but our neighbour's house was there, so I ran into that house with a man who was running right behind me. Immediately after we got in the house we turned right around and stepped out again to see if the whirlwind was going to hit that house. As we watched, that massive tornado split into several individuals storms and headed off in different directions. Each one was still much larger then any storm I had previously witnessed.
One of these storms went past the house, but turned inward at the back. I spoke to the man who was with me and said we need to make sure that tornado doesn't turn again and hit the house. As we stepped out farther to see, it suddenly reemerged and was now coming straight at us. This massive whirlwind was intensely dark, and was roaring and howling like a living beast so loud we could not hear anything else, and everything that had been in it's path was now caught up in this funnel. We were both running inside when I had a sudden thought. Jesus took authority over the wind, and He has called us to learn to walk in and exercise His authority and power over the storms and the demons.
Immediately I turned again and stood at the very boundary of the property and pointed my finger right at this storm and commanded it in the name of Jesus to stop. It roared right up to my very fingertip and then stopped and raged and howled and whirled right in front of me. Then it moved back a little and suddenly lunged at me, and my instinct was to step backward, but for some reason I caught myself and stood my ground with my arm and finger outstretched in the face of this monster. Again it stopped right at the very tip of my finger. Now, emboldened by seeing this, I commanded it to go and not to touch any of the property we were on. I moved my finger and pointed for it to travel along the boundary and then it left in the way I commanded.
We stood there amazed and then some others showed up and we began relaying what had just taken place. As I was telling someone what happened I told them I spoke to the storm. When I told them what I said, this time what came out of my mouth was "You world ruler, in Jesus name I command you to go and not touch anything that belongs to us." Suddenly we realized that I had called this storm "world ruler" and were discussing what that could mean. At this point the dream ended.
On Friday, June 5th, still during my current 21 day fast, I had just finished reading your post titled "Miscellany" and went with my father for breakfast at a nearby diner (one of those exceptions to my fast that I noted above). After eating I went to the cashier and paid our bill and then waited for my father by the door. As I stood there I noticed a sign advising patrons of a planned power outage. It was scheduled for Sat, June 6th, and because I had just read your post where you pointed out the 666, I was aware there might be a message here as well.
The sign states that there will be a planned power outage, but the business will remain open, just with limited services and menu.
After praying on this I believe it is connected to the storm/pharoah/666 being unleashed in America. A coming interruption in power (ie. government, economy), but she will continue running albeit with limited services and menu (food and goods) for a period of time.
Brother Joseph, I believe part of what YHWH is showing His people is that even though many of the remnant are now seeing and sensing a massive unleashing of the beast, there is much fear among them. What I believe He was revealing to me via the pharaoh experience in 2011 and my dream from several days ago is that we can still stand on the promises of His word. While the word shows that the beast will make war with the saints and have power over them, what God is also saying is that the authority he extends to His people is still very much in effect. Psalms 91 has not been cancelled, but will remain valid until the very end. What is required of us is to obtain those promises by faith. I believe our Father will have a remnant of Joshuas and Calebs who will in the darkest moments ahead, suddenly remember their promises and take authority over the portion of the beast that threatens to devour them.
I am convinced in my spirit that we are the generation of believers that are facing the final giants. Those who have been learning obedience to the Spirit and Word of God will be positioned to overcome the beast "by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony." Those saints who have not yielded fully will find the beast has authority to "tear their flesh" (2Kings 2:23-24) until they too wear the righteous garments of obedience and a crucified life.
I had a difficult time understanding how we could have authority to rebuke and cast down rulers of wickedness (beasts) at the same time as the beast has authority over the saints. Then this morning I read through the book of Esther and saw the parable. Haman (beast) was granted authority by the King (God) to destroy His chosen people. This decree could not be reversed, but then due to the intercession and fasting of Mordecai and Esther (remnant) the King then granted authority to his people simultaneously to destroy the beast when it came to destroy them. Haman even had ten sons that were hanged with him on his gallows, representing the ten horns of the beast. What an amazing God we serve!!...
Clearly the approaching storm will be much fiercer then we are expecting, from our frame of reference. There will be much reason to fear, but our real refuge and safety is in the secret place of the Almighty and under His wings. We appreciate so much the counsel you give over and over, telling us to not scurry about trying to save ourselves, but to be led of the Spirit in all our ways. For those of us who have had limited resources and finances and no ability to flee the approaching storm, this comes as great encouragement to know that we are safe in our Father's hands.
[End of Testimony]
I would bring your attention to the language used by Brian to describe his dream. In describing the massive storm that suddenly appeared and threatened all of their lives, Brian described it as a “Beast,” and as a “Monster.” American Pharoah was sponsored by Monster Energy whose slogan is “Unleash the Beast.” This is the job of the American Pharaoh. He will unleash the beast which will fall upon America and the nations. This beast will come as a massive storm threatening the lives of everyone. Notably, in the dream, Brian later identified the storm as a “world ruler.” Pharaoh is a type of one who is a world ruler.
I would also point out in the experience Brian had at the restaurant that the sign said the power outage was “Planned.” So too, the things which are coming upon the earth have been planned from long ago. Not only have Satan and his servants laid their plans, but Yahweh too has established plans for the protection and provision of His people. Affirming the testimony of Brian that Psalms 91 remains in effect, and there will be much grace extended to the people of God, is the rainbow Yahweh showed me as I was cutting grass, a parable of the flesh cutting coming to the body of Christ.
Yahweh has often spoken to me and others of His people of what is coming using the analogy of a great storm, or flood. He has referred to my bus/motorhome as an “ark,” a reference to the flood of Noah’s day. There is a deluge coming. It is a deluge that comes forth from the mouth of Satan.
And when the dragon saw that he was thrown down to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child. And the two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman, in order that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she was nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent. And the serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, so that he might cause her to be swept away with the flood. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and drank up the river which the dragon poured out of his mouth.
Brothers and sisters, is this not an affirming testimony of those things to come? Yahweh has a plan of escape, and nourishment, already prepared for the woman who is a symbol of the people of God. A flood is coming, but the earth (the nations) will bear the brunt of it. This is both a flood of deception and a flood of destruction.
The people of God will not find safety by running to Egypt or putting confidence in Pharaoh in that hour. Yet many, perhaps a majority, will seek refuge in the very one whose task it is to enslave them. This has ever been the pattern of the people of God, for Israel and Judah often sought safety and refuge in Egypt and in the arm of Pharaoh. Solomon said,
That which has been is that which will be, and that which has been done is that which will be done. So, there is nothing new under the sun.
One thing that has occurred before is great judgment befalling the earth. In the days of Noah Yahweh warned Noah to prepare for what was coming that a remnant might be saved. He did the same in the days of Joseph. The Spirit is even now declaring that a time of great tribulation is coming to the nations. Are you heeding His voice? Are you being led of the Spirit? Will you be prepared physically and spiritually for the trials of that hour? Now is a time of grace and a time to prepare. When the American Dream dies, don’t be found wasting your time trying to resurrect it.
To be continued...
(Note: Thanks to sisters in Christ Deidra and Jamila for notifying me of the death of Dusty Rhodes, The American Dream. Thanks also to sister Kathy for pointing out that the name “Obama” not only begins with the O of Omega, but ends with the A of Alpha.)
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