Thursday, May 31, 2012

Abundant Grain

Joseph Herrin (05-31-2012)

Sacks of Grain

Genesis 41:49
Thus Joseph stored up grain in great abundance like the sand of the sea...

Boxes of Beans

I have been very busy of late. As you can see from the photos above, the grains and beans I had ordered have come in. Everything is on hand except for 50 lbs. of garbanzo beans that should arrive Monday. Now I have to sort the grains and beans and pack them in the plastic pails I purchased for this purpose.

The freezer and roller/flaker I ordered also came in.

Freezer/Refrigerator, Grain Mill, and Flaker

The gadget mounted on the right side of the counter top is a roller/flaker. I will be using it to make oatmeal. Oatmeal is simply oat groats that have been rolled thin between two wheels. That is why oatmeal is also called “rolled oats.” Unlike the grain mill that grinds the grain into flour, the roller flaker simply mashes the grain flat, making it easier to cook and to chew. I have never rolled, or flaked, my own oats, but people who do so speak about the enhanced freshness and flavor of freshly rolled grains. I am looking forward to trying it out. Perhaps in the morning I will go out and roll just enough for a bowl of oatmeal to go with some of the strawberries I recently picked.

Along with the grains and beans, I mentioned in an earlier post that I have ordered spices and cooking supplies. My honey and molasses came in, as did two #10 cans of tomato powder, five pounds of cocoa powder, bean spice, and four cans of bouillon, both beef and chicken. My active dry yeast arrived also, and is now in my freezer in the bus.

More Stores

I am quickly filling up every nook and cranny, and I am beginning to feel satisfied that I have done all that I can in the way of physical preparation to be ready for the days of dislocation that are drawing ever nearer.

I have also attended to a few other items. I purchased a mobile clothes washer, as well as tools needed for cutting wood. My bus has a woodstove in it for heating when electricity is not available. The woodstove can also be used for cooking. I also have a rocket stove that uses small pieces of wood for fuel. So I purchased a hatchet, an axe, a sharpener, and a bow saw. That should take care of all my firewood needs.

Wood Cutting Tools

The blue plunger-looking item in the back is the mobile washer. It works like an agitator in a washing machine, but you provide the power. You place your dirty clothes in a 5 gallon bucket with some soap and plunge away. When the dirt has been removed from the clothes you rinse out the bucket and put clean water in and plunge some more until the clothes are rinsed well. This rinsing may need to be repeated a couple times. This strikes me as an improvement to a washtub and washboard which would also take up considerably more space.

I have given some consideration to the spiritual aspect of performing such practical preparation. A sister wrote the other day and said she was praying about what the Father would have her to do regarding being ready for the coming day and she sensed God speaking to her about the birds.

Matthew 6:25-27
“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?”

On the surface, these words of the Lord would appear to be a reproof against the type of preparation I have been making. This is the problem with trying to be guided by principles and precepts drawn from the Scriptures. There is always some verse we can pull out to justify any action (or inaction.) Some who are avid preppers could just as easily point to the following Scripture.

Proverbs 6:6-7
Go to the ant, O sluggard, observe her ways and be wise, which, having no chief, officer or ruler, prepares her food in the summer and gathers her provision in the harvest.

Yahshua spoke of the last days being like the days of Noah. A number of saints have been led to prepare vessels, such as I have done with my bus, and have sensed the Spirit indicating that they are like arks. We could easily run with this analogy and be guided by the following Scripture.

Hebrews 11:7
By faith Noah, being warned by God about things not yet seen, in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation of his household...

The heart of the matter is to make sure it is God who is guiding you to those works you are doing. Whether you are told to prepare an ark, or wait while making no provision, trusting in the care of Yahweh, we must all be submitted to the guidance of the Spirit of Christ. My admonition to the saints has consistently been that they need to do whatever the Father instructs them to do. Do not be driven by fear and guided by your soul. Neither should you be complacent, saying “Well, God will take care of me.” Seek the Father and get your marching orders from Him. If He tells you to do nothing in the way of physical preparation, then it would be a failure of faith to do what you see others doing. Yet, if Yahweh instructs you to make preparation, you should do so with a good heart and not delay.

The body of Christ is many parts, and not every part will be called to do the same thing. Yahweh has often shown forth parallels in my life to men in the Bible who shared the same name with me. Joseph, the son of Jacob was instructed by God to store up grain in preparation for a time of famine. By doing so he was able to preserve a remnant of God’s people alive.

Genesis 45:7-11
“God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant in the earth, and to keep you alive by a great deliverance... 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, and you and your household and all that you have would be impoverished.”

Perhaps it did not seem like a particularly spiritual work to Joseph to store up grain. Do we not deride people in menial tasks today as “bean counters?” Joseph is a type and shadow of Christ. There are many profound parallels between their lives. Both were rejected by brothers. Both were betrayed for money by a brother named Judah. Both went down into Egypt. Both were falsely accused and condemned. And both were raised suddenly and triumphantly to the throne. These are just a few of the parallels between their lives.

You may well ask, where is there a parallel in Joseph’s life to Christ storing up grain to feed famished people? On a number of occasions we read of Christ telling His disciples to search out whatever food there was among the multitude and bring it to Him. He then blessed it, broke it, and distributed it to His disciples. Yahshua’s disciples in turn gave it to the multitudes and had some left over.

Christ could have turned the stones into bread, the grass into grapes, and the flowers into figs. After all, He turned the water into wine. Yahweh is a God of diversity, however. He does not operate by formula. The saying is true that “You cannot put God in a box.” There were times when Yahshua and His disciples had walked far and not eaten. They were hungry. Yahshua did not at such times multiply the loaves and fishes. He couldn’t say, “That is what My Father showed me to do before when people were hungry, so that is what I will do now.” No, Christ was always beholding the Father and He would do nothing of His own initiative. On occasion we read of His disciples threshing grain in their hands as they walked through the fields, eating the grain to satisfy their hunger.

Faith is not expecting God to do some miracle to meet YOUR expectation. Faith is doing whatever God directs you to do. “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” This is why I have stressed the fact that every person needs to seek the Father themselves and do whatever He directs them to do. I do not discount the possibility that Yahweh will tell some to do nothing, but to trust Him to feed them like He does the birds. You need to be certain, however, that this is indeed Yahweh’s counsel for you. Do not be presumptuous or you may have a very empty belly in coming days. If you have erred, the only thing you may be filling your mouth with is complaint and regret.

In the past 12 years there have been many times when I did not have a nickel in my pocket and I had a wife and children to feed. The Father always sent a provision. There was not a day my family went to bed without having eaten. We could truly say the Father was faithful to “Give us this day our daily bread.” At this particular time the Father is instructing me to do something different. He has never guided me to store up grain before, but then I suppose it was a new thing for Joseph in Egypt as well. There is an appointed time for all things. We are faithful servants when we do that which the Spirit of Christ is directing us to do.

When I saw all the sacks of grain and boxes of beans in my trailer today, the trailer that Yahweh instructed me to purchase, I felt a sense of peace. I had carried out those instructions the Father gave to me. He had helped me all along the way. He sent the financial provision to be able to make the necessary purchases. He showed me where to buy the grain and beans. He guided me in building shelves in the trailer and purchasing the precise number of buckets that would fit under them.

There were, of course, things I had to do. I had to arise and set about the Father’s will, trusting Him to guide me. I researched what types of grains and beans to get, how to store them, how to grind them, how to cook them. I had to approach the task with diligence and a willing heart. He then prospered my way.

It would be nice, I suppose, if we could all walk on water, and command the skies to rain bread, but it is not the Father’s will that this be our common experience at this time. He would instruct us and have us obey. This is the essence of sonship. There is no formula for the Christian life, other than the following:

Romans 8:14
For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

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

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Internment Coming - Updated

Joseph Herrin (05-29-2012)

Stockade Doors at Andersonville Civil War Prison

Nearly three years ago I wrote an article entitled “Internment Coming.” Little did I know that in the two years following the post I would be brought before the courts and imprisoned on two separate occasions.

In 1999 Yahweh instructed me to begin using my first name, which is Joseph. Up until that time (I was 38 years old) my family and friends had all called me by my middle name of Bradley, or the shorter version Brad. The Spirit of Christ made it known to me that my first name was significant, and I was to use it. In the years since I have experienced many things that parallel the life of Joseph the son of Jacob. One of those parallels was being cast into jail.

Yahweh has testified to me for some years that I have been called to walk as a forerunner and explorer. I have been called to experience things that many more saints must endure in days ahead. Even as Joseph was a slave and prisoner in Egypt, and later his brethren were made slaves in the same nation, so too have I been selected by the Father to experience a number of things before my brothers and sisters in Christ in America. The time is coming when many of God’s people will have to pass through experiences similar to what I have passed through in the last 12 years. In the book of Revelation the following words are written concerning the last days before the return of Christ.

Revelation 13:9-10
If anyone has an ear, let him hear. If anyone is destined for captivity, to captivity he goes; if anyone kills with the sword, with the sword he must be killed. Here is the perseverance and the faith of the saints.

Did you note the last sentence? “Here is the perseverance and the faith of the saints.” These words are written to Christians, members of the body of Christ. Some are destined for captivity, and some are destined for the sword. To pass through these experiences while remaining steadfast will require both faith and perseverance.

Had you told me years ago that I would twice be brought before a judge and put in jail in America because my conscience would not permit me to disobey the will of the Father, I would have found such things hard to imagine. “What, here in America where most citizens self-profess to be Christians? How can these things be?” Let those with understanding hearts consider that Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers who were shepherds put in charge of their father’s flocks. Joseph had earlier brought a report to his father of his brothers abusing their duties as shepherds of the flock. These things are a spiritual parable.

In the days at hand it will be brother who delivers up brother to death and imprisonment. Many who occupy positions as shepherds of the flocks of Christ will be the very ones to deliver the sheep over to the government for persecution.

Mark 13:12-13
"Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and have them put to death. You will be hated by all because of My name, but the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.”

Both those who are part of the saints’ natural and spiritual families will turn against them. The disciples of Christ who are surrendering their lives to be led of the Spirit will be persecuted by those relations, both natural and spiritual, who have not embraced a Spirit led life.

Galatians 4:29
But as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so it is now also.

There are Christians who walk according to the flesh. They will persecute their brothers and sisters in Yahshua as certainly as those who are strangers to the Spirit of Christ. For this reason, Christians must walk wisely in coming days. They must be wary of carnal brethren.

I do not doubt that those who read this blog will have a difficult time conceiving of a day approaching swiftly when they will be in peril of captivity, or death. I speak with assurance, knowing those things I have passed through, and the testimony of the Spirit that I have been chosen as a forerunner, that such things are indeed coming to the people of God.

I found it very sobering today to watch the following video. I urge you to watch it prayerfully. Understand that America has been given into the hands of evil men skilled in destruction. Liberty is about to be removed that the saints might be induced to grow in faith and perseverance, separating themselves from all sin. Although those who would persecute Yahweh’s remnant have evil in their hearts, God intends the experience for good. This was Joseph’s confession, and one I have myself echoed.

Prolonged Detention

An hour is approaching when the government will pro-actively arrest people. They will use profiling to determine who poses a threat to national security. Christians who hold allegiance to God, rather than the immoral government of man, will be among those deemed as threats. If you oppose abortion, homosexuality, or stand for truth and righteousness, you will face the threat of indefinite detention without trial or appeal.

The imprisonment many of God’s people will have to endure in the days ahead will be worse than what I passed through. As a forerunner I was given exceptional grace. When my Christian brothers and sisters were living lives of ease and pleasure, I was enduring reproach and persecution. This too was Joseph’s experience. His brothers were living as the prosperous sons of a wealthy father when Joseph was enduring slavery and imprisonment. Eleven sons of Jacob had great liberty and were following the course their soul dictated while Joseph was confined and restricted. Yet the day came for them to endure the same. They were enslaved and placed under harsh taskmasters and their labor was bitter. Yet, even in this, Yahweh’s eye was always upon them. The people multiplied greatly.

The Scriptures testify that there is an afflicted path that leads to life and few there are who find it. The apostle Paul declared:

Acts 14:22
"Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God."

Is your faith strong enough to endure persecution? Can you remain steadfastly committed to obedience to Yahweh when you have home and possessions stripped from you? Will your faith remain steadfast when your obedience to Christ results in captivity? The days ahead will try many men’s hearts. Yahweh will not subject His children to such things for their destruction, but rather for their spiritual welfare.

James 1:2-4
Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

Following is the post I shared three years ago on this topic. As stated, I was not aware that some months later I would be cast into prison. I believe in sharing this message again, there are those who read this who will find themselves in a matter of months facing similar things. I would assure you that as God was with Joseph in prison, and He was with me in both of my times of captivity, so too will He be with you. Be strong and courageous. Nothing can separate you from the love of Christ.

Internment Coming
Joseph Herrin (08-12-09)

Those things written here are shared as a word of prophecy for the body of Christ in America. There are times when I have a profound sense of the Father ordering my steps to communicate some truth, and the past couple days have brought forth a sobering message.

Randy and Kathy Furman, a precious brother and sister from Arizona, were in South Carolina to visit family. Since they were “close” by, they decided to drive down to Georgia and spend a day and a half with me...

As I considered what sites I might take Randy and Kathy to visit, one in particular came to mind, and it did so with a force that I recognized to be the inspiration of the Spirit of God. I sensed that we were to go together and visit Andersonville National Historic Site.

Andersonville is the site of a Civil War prison where Union troops were held in a large walled stockade. It has become associated with the greatest abuses of one American against another. The camp was operating only 14 months, and in that brief time 13,000 Union troops died. Among the causes of death were starvation, disease, exposure, vermin, and harsh treatment.

At its peak in August of 1864, 32,000 men were crowded into an area consisting of 26 acres.

Conditions were so terrible that they were burying up to 100 men a day in mass graves.

Lest some think it was only the South who treated their prisoners badly, they need only look into the history of Camp Douglas in Chicago, or Elmira Prison in New York. At Camp Douglas, the Union general in charge intentionally kept the men in a malnourished state to make them “manageable.” Starving and thirsty soldiers were warned that they would be shot for transgressions as slight as eating snow to quench their thirst. They were routinely tortured by hanging them by their thumbs, or making them “ride the rail.”

Riding the Rail

This form of torture would often leave men crippled, and it caused extreme pain to the genitals.

This inhumane treatment of one American by another was not widely known among the public. The media in that day did not have the scope and immediacy that is common today. Undoubtedly, if more had been known about what was going on inside these prison camps, there would have been significant public outcry.

We live in an hour in which there is less outrage by the public over inhumane treatment of mankind. The recent revelations of the shocking abuses at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, and the blatant and unapologetic endorsement of torture techniques such as waterboarding, have caused only a modest outcry. Even when it became known that President George W. Bush had authorized torture to be used on suspected terrorists, the employment of stress positions, sleep deprivation, and waterboarding continued unabated.

Such things do not bode well for the things that millions of Americans will soon suffer at the hands of their brothers. The concept in the minds of many that such atrocities could never happen in America, for we are too civilized, are instantly shattered when one takes a visit to Andersonville. The truth is, Americans have already manifested the willingness to treat one another in the most cruel and careless manner, and the Spirit is testifying that days akin to the great Civil War are returning to America. This time things will be much worse.

I have cited on numerous occasions the parallels between Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama. The Obama campaign made much of the similarities during the Presidential race. Both men were Illinois politicians. Both came to power at a time when the nation was facing a great crisis. Both men were tall and lanky. Barack Obama even took his oath for the Presidency with his hand upon the same Bible used by Abraham Lincoln.

The Spirit has been testifying that America is about to experience a great fall. The Union will disintegrate. The country will be divided. The evidence of the fault lines upon which the fractures will occur are already visible. The recent democratic ads characterizing conservative protestors at town hall meetings as “the mob” reveal that the division is observed from the grassroots to the halls of Congress. Barack Obama’s ill chosen words saying that Cambridge, Massachusetts police acted stupidly in arresting a black Harvard professor resulted in a storm of response that was very much polarized along racial lines. This past week a prison in Chino, California was destroyed by inmates who rioted along racial lines, Hispanics against African Americans.

As millions of jobs are being lost and people’s unemployment benefits are ending, the number of unhappy, and often angry citizens of this nation are increasing. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the governor of the state of California, is proposing the early release of over 27,000 criminals from state prisons to reduce the budget for the Department of Corrections. These criminals will be turned back out on the streets in a state where employment is hard for skilled laborers to find. Those who are unskilled and have a criminal record will have little chance of finding employment, and crime will escalate.

I can foresee the day fast approaching when states petition the Federal government to use military bases and Federal troops to hold those they can no longer care for. Many of the pieces are already being set in place to pave the way for the government to begin acting as one massive police state.

One of the first acts of the current 111th Congress was to pass legislation to authorize and fund regional detention facilities across the nation. The legislation can be read at the governments websites.

An internet article reports the following:

Yes, U.S. Officials Are Quietly Preparing for BIG Trouble Ahead

A new report by the Army War College's Strategic Studies Institute states flatly the U.S. military must prepare for "a violent, strategic dislocation inside the United States" that could be provoked by "unforeseen economic collapse" or "loss of functioning political and legal order."

Late last year, The Washington Post noted the incoming Obama Administration is going to "earmark" at least 20,000 troops returning from Iraq to deal with "domestic emergencies." Since then, the Army Times has broken the story that the domestic emergency army unit has been increased to 80,000 troops, who are being trained right now in Georgia.

Returning to the witness of the Spirit of Christ concerning these things, my friends who went with me to visit Andersonville had been reading the book The Heavenly Man, and had brought it with them. This is the remarkable story of a Chinese Christian who was arrested by the government and imprisoned. This is a scenario that is soon coming to America.

Yun's book claims both extreme persecutions and miracles of deliverance similar to ones found in the Biblical narrative. Despite a life of poverty in China, he since has spoken to thousands internationally, possibly millions, with the gospel message. Seen as a rebel among some Chinese for not joining the 'official' government-controlled Christian organization (see: Three-Self Patriotic Movement), he was imprisoned and tortured by the government authorities. His book claims that he became a highly wanted man across several provinces. He was finally arrested and sentenced to many years in prison. However, Yun continued his ministry while in prison, with more claims of miraculous results. As a result, many prisoners and even some prison officials reportedly became born-again Christians. Apparently, while he gained increasing favor from some officials, he also became a target of increased persecutions by others. He was repeatedly beaten and became severely malnourished. It is claimed that while in prison, Yun undertook a total fast without food or water for 74 days.

After many years in prison, he escaped from Zhengzhou Maximum Security prison from which it is reported that nobody had previously escaped. He described how he heard the voice of the Holy Spirit, telling him to simply walk out the heavily guarded prison gate. Risking being shot to death on the spot, he wrote later that he obeyed the voice, and walked straight through several prison doors that were somehow left open in front of many prison guards, across the prison yard and finally out of the main gate. Yun stated that it was as if he had become invisible to the guards who stared straight through him. Although many expressed doubts that such a thing could happen, some prison guards had apparently lost their jobs for this 'embarrassing mishap.' It is reported that the official investigation by the Chinese Government concluded that "Yun received no human help in his escape." It is claimed that these reports have been also confirmed by numerous prisoners who occupied the same prison cell as Yun. Apparently, he remains the only person to have escaped from this notorious maximum security prison.

Our visit to Andersonville was a very sobering one. It was not a feel-good jaunt in the sunshine. A museum with many exhibits from prisoner camps across the world is located on the property. A film is played that shows the terrible suffering that many have endured, with personal testimonies and appalling photographic evidence...

It is difficult to comprehend those things that are coming to America, but the Spirit of Christ is testifying of them. He is speaking to His people that they might prepare their hearts and lives for the days ahead. Many are even now being directed by the Spirit to make preparations to flee in coming days. It is necessary that all the people of God be wholly surrendered to the direction of the Spirit. It is in God that we will find our safety and refuge.

The current series I have been publishing on Living Epistles - Testimonies of Faith, is intended to promote the faith of God’s people. We live in a nation where faith has been infrequently exercised. This must change. Will your faith be adequate to carry you through the days of distress that are approaching? If you are unsure, then begin seeking the Lord now that He might direct your steps to a more robust, practical faith. He is faithful, and His eyes are ever upon His children.

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

Let me end this post by strongly recommending the following audio broadcast that was aired on April 18th on the TruNews website. The testimonies of the various men, and what they are individually being led to do in preparation for the days ahead is instructive. I would specifically direct you to the testimony of Gary Kah and John Price.

(Scroll Down to the audio for April 18th
The audio link is below the description, not above.)

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Monday, May 28, 2012

The Dragon and the Time of Indignation

Note: This post should be read in conjunction with the following posts:

Drowning in Deception (2012 - Year of the Chinese Water Dragon)

Babylon Rising - Part 5 (Tisha B’Av and Rise of the Dragon)

Babylon Rising - Part 6 (Waking the Dragon and The Great Tribulation)

The Dragon and the Time of Indignation

Joseph Herrin (05-28-2012)

Isaiah 26:20-27:1
Come, my people, enter into your rooms and close your doors behind you; Hide for a little while until indignation runs its course. For behold, Yahweh is about to come out from His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity; And the earth will reveal her bloodshed and will no longer cover her slain. In that day Yahweh will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent, with His fierce and great and mighty sword, even Leviathan the twisted serpent; and He will kill the dragon who lives in the sea.

SpaceX - Dragon Capsule Mission Patch

The image above is of the mission patch for the historic berthing of a privately developed rocket which has this week delivered supplies to the International Space Station. Many things are being signified by this “sign in the heavens.” Of particular interest is the emphasis on the name and image of the dragon.

SpaceX Dragon Capsule

Aside from the capsule itself bearing the name “Dragon,” the vessel utilizes a navigation sensor called the “DragonEye.” The capsule also has 18 (6+6+6) thrusters that are collectively called “Draco.” Draco is the name of a constellation in the heavens.

Constellation Draco (The Dragon)

NASA ended the Space Shuttle program after several decades of service and is now looking to outsource the delivery of material and personnel to the International Space Station. Spacex’s Dragon Capsule was the first privately developed vessel to ever be utilized in this manner. It has garnered great media attention. Those who are seeking to understand the times we live in can gain insight through what is symbolized.

Dragon Capsule Captured by ISS

The three posts linked at the top of this blog make mention of Satan establishing his visible kingdom upon the earth. The dragon has from the beginning of man’s history been a symbol of Satan. In the Garden of Eden Satan is portrayed as a serpent. A dragon is a winged serpent.

Revelation 12:9
And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world...

Now, at the end of the age, there is to be great conflict between Satan’s kingdom and the kingdom of Messiah Yahshua. Satan will rise up against the sheep of God’s folds, and the Great Shepherd, like David of old, will arise and strike the Dragon and deliver His sheep.

Revelation 12:4-6
And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she gave birth he might devour her child. And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron; and her child was caught up to God and to His throne. Then the woman fled into the wilderness where she had a place prepared by God, so that there she would be nourished for one thousand two hundred and sixty days.

Daniel 7:19-22
Then I desired to know the exact meaning of the fourth beast, which was different from all the others, exceedingly dreadful, with its teeth of iron and its claws of bronze, and which devoured, crushed and trampled down the remainder with its feet, and the meaning of the ten horns that were on its head and the other horn which came up, and before which three of them fell, namely, that horn which had eyes and a mouth uttering great boasts and which was larger in appearance than its associates. I kept looking, and that horn was waging war with the saints and overpowering them until the Ancient of Days came and judgment was passed in favor of the saints of the Highest One, and the time arrived when the saints took possession of the kingdom.

The Scriptures, numerous signs and prophecies, and the testimony of the Spirit of Christ, indicate that we are heading into a time of great conflict such as the world has never known. The kingdom of the dragon is ascending. Babylon is being formed upon the earth. All nations will be dissolved into one homogenous world system that is ruled over by Satan and his human emissaries. The Dragon will make war with the people of God, both the natural descendants of Abraham, and the spiritual seed of Messiah. These are the Greater and Lesser Sheepfolds depicted in the heavens.

Draco and Greater and Lesser Sheepfolds

Yahweh has set His message in the heavens. The two sheepfolds have been obscured through the ages, but the original meaning of these constellations is still discerned through the names of the stars contained in them. What is now called Ursa Minor (Little Bear) and Ursa Major (Great Bear), and commonly referred to as the Little Dipper and Big Dipper, were from days of antiquity known as the Greater and Lesser Sheepfolds. Joseph Seiss, in his book The Gospel in the Stars, shares the following:

The way in which Ursa Minor and Ursa Major may have come to be called Bears is perhaps  from the fact that the ancient name of the principal star is Dubheh or Dubah, and as Dob is the word for bear, the Greeks and others took the name of that star as meaning the Bear, and so called these two corresponding constellations the Bears.

But Dubheh and Dubah does not mean bear, but a collection of domestic animals, a fold, as the Hebrew word Dober. The evidence is that, according to the original intent, we are to see in these constellations not two long-tailed bears, but two sheepfolds, or flocks, the collected and folded sheep of God’s pasture.
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It is evident from the image of the constellations above that Satan, the great serpent and dragon of old, seeks to interpose himself between the sheepfolds of God, and to attack the flocks of God. Yet, Yahweh has sent forth His Son as the Good Shepherd who lays down His life for His sheep. He will return as the deliverer of His people and strike the enemy. As Isaiah prophesied, “In that day Yahweh will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent, with His fierce and great and mighty sword, even Leviathan the twisted serpent; and He will kill the dragon who lives in the sea.”

A fascinating image has been captured by the cameras of the Hubble Space telescope. This image has recently provoked some discussion among those who are fascinated by the glories of the heavens.

(Click on Image to View Larger)

Look closely at this picture from the Orion Nebula. This picture was taken by the Hubble in 2006, and only last year some perceived the image of a dragon and a man engaged in a great conflict with one another.

In the image above, the surrounding areas are masked to draw attention to the image of the winged dragon spewing forth fire (or water) and the man who is advancing toward the dragon with arm outstretched and what might be perceived as a fiery sword making contact with the neck of the dragon. That this image should be taken from the Orion Nebula is significant. According to the several books I have on ancient Biblical Astronomy, Orion is a figure of a giant hunter with a mighty club in the act of striking a lion (the terrestrial adversary of the flocks of man - Satan goes about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour.)


Can one not in this picture envisage David with his club striking the lion and rescuing the sheep from his father’s flocks? David is a type and shadow of the greater Shepherd who has been given charge over the flocks of His Father. Will not Yahshua stand up at the proper time and deliver His people from the jaws of the adversary? Though for a moment we be accounted as sheep for the slaughter, we will reign victorious in the end.

We are entering that time when this great conflict must come to a head (pun intended). Satan will with great force and cunning bring forth his kingdom upon the earth. He will muster all his power for a final assault on the people of God. For a time he must prevail.

Revelation 13:4-7
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.

Before He can make a final end, and triumph over the people of God, Yahweh will send forth His great champion, even He who sits upon the throne; He who was slain and can die no more. He who has been given all power and might and authority will arise. The Son of God who disarms rulers and authorities and triumphs over them by the might of His outstretched arm will come forth with power and cast down the adversary and deliver His people.

There is much relating to these last days that I see only dimly. Yet I am persuaded that in the midst of troublous days Yahweh will provide help to His people.

Daniel 11:33-34
"Those who have insight among the people will give understanding to the many; yet they will fall by sword and by flame, by captivity and by plunder for many days. Now when they fall they will be granted a little help...”

Revelation chapter 12 speaks of Yahweh having a place prepared in the wilderness for the woman (the church). It speaks of a man child being caught up to the throne out of reach of the dragon. It also speaks of the great serpent going off to wage war with the remainder of her seed.

Revelation 12:13-17
And when the dragon saw that he was thrown down to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child. But the two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman, so that she could 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. But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and drank up the river which the dragon poured out of his mouth. So the dragon was enraged with the woman, and went off to make war with the rest of her children, who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Yahshua.

Who will be in each of these three groups, I do not know. How these things will be fulfilled, I cannot say. Such things Yahweh knows. What is evident is that a time of great conflict is nearing. The day before the Dragon capsule docked with the International Space Station, Andre Kuipers, one of the astronauts aboard the ISS, took the following photograph of the earth.

Kuipers, who is Dutch, put this up with the caption "Er zit een draak achter ons aan!" — "There’s a dragon after us!"

This statement was intended as a double entendre, referring also to the Dragon Capsule that was approaching the space station. The image he snapped was of Lake Rason which is located in the vast wilderness of Western Australia. As I saw the image I was reminded of the passage from Revelation. The woman flees to the wilderness as the dragon pursues her. It is a water dragon depicted in Revelation, for it spews forth floods out of its mouth to sweep the woman away. The dragon pictured above is also formed of water, and the Dragon Capsule is itself a water dragon. It is designed to splash down in the ocean to be recovered by a waiting crew.

Dragon Capsule Recovery

“and He will kill the dragon who lives in the sea.”

A bizarre and foreboding note to this celestial event in the news this week is revealed in the following excerpt from Wikipedia.

An unannounced addition to the cargo manifest, made public after the launch, was a small canister, affixed to the second stage's top, containing the 1-gram ash remains of over 300 people including Project Mercury Astronaut Gordon Cooper, and James Doohan, the actor who played Scotty on the television show Star Trek in the 1960s. The remains were flown semi-secretly by Celestis, a company that has flown burial canisters in the past on SpaceX's Falcon 1 launch vehicle. The second stage and the burial canister are in a temporary orbit, and will burn up in the Earth's atmosphere in about a year's time.

The Dragon brings death with it. The ashes of 300 dead people attended this historic flight of the Dragon Capsule. Satan pretends to be a benevolent being, a minister of light, bringer of peace, and supplier of all good things to man, but the Son of God stated that Satan comes only “to kill, steal and destroy” (John 10:10). Evil days are at hand. It is a time to hide oneself in God. He will be a refuge for His people in troublous days. Those who trust in Him will do exploits. Let us be strong and courageous. Nothing can separate us from the love of God. Love is stronger than death.

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Dreams of Destruction

Joseph Herrin (05-24-2012)

I have prayed repeatedly of late that the Father might make known what is coming to the nations, specifically to America, that I might be able to counsel His sons and daughters. As those who read this blog know, for the past 12 years I have been sharing words relating to judgment coming to America. Since 9-11-2001 the Spirit has been expressly speaking that the hedge has been lowered and America has been given into the hands of evil men skilled in destruction. A recounting of just those signs I have been made aware of, and have written about, are truly sobering. I will make mention of only a portion of them. I will start with the most obvious one.


Miss USA Falls in 2007 and 2008

At the Miss Universe Pageant in the years 2007 and 2008 the woman representing the United States fell on stage during the evening gown portion of the competition. In 2007 Rachel Smith fell, and in 2008 it was Crystle Stewart. That it was during the EVENING gown portion of the competition speaks of the night descending upon America. Her long run is coming to an end. The repeating of the sign indicates that the matter has been determined by Yahweh and it will quickly come to pass (Genesis 41:32).

On 9-11 there was a profound sign given to America. The World Trade Towers were located at the corner of Church and Liberty streets. God is testifying that judgment must come to the church for it has used its liberty to pursue a course of sensuality and materialism. The church will be brought low, and liberty will be removed from the nation that the remnant of Yahweh’s people might learn righteousness.

Liberty Street on 9-11-2001

Two years later, in August of 2003, the planet Mars made its closest approach to the Earth in over 60,000 years.


Mars is the red planet, signifying war and bloodshed. Mars is orbited by two moons whose names are Phobos (Fear) and Deimos (Panic). Yahweh was testifying that a time of warfare, bloodshed, fear and panic is approaching the Earth such as has never been experienced before since the day Adam was created.

Mark 13:7-20
"When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be frightened; those things must take place; but that is not yet the end. For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will also be famines. These things are merely the beginning of birth pangs. But be on your guard; for they will deliver you to the courts, and you will be flogged in the synagogues, and you will stand before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them... Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and have them put to death. You will be hated by all because of My name, but the one who endures to the end, he will be saved... But when you see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION standing where it should not be (let the reader understand), then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains. The one who is on the housetop must not go down, or go in to get anything out of his house; and the one who is in the field must not turn back to get his coat. But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! But pray that it may not happen in the winter. For those days will be a time of tribulation such as has not occurred since the beginning of the creation which God created until now, and never will. Unless the Lord had shortened those days, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect, whom He chose, He shortened the days.”

Three months later in October of 2003 Yahweh gave a further sign in the heavens of those things which were approaching.

Solar Flare

On October 28th, 2003 a great solar flare erupted from Sunspot 486 aimed directly at the Earth. The Coronal Mass Ejection was so great that NASA’s measuring instruments located on satellites above the Earth were completely saturated. The radiation was greater than the instruments could measure. It was estimated that it was the third strongest solar flare ever recorded. My attention was drawn to this news story and I asked the Father for understanding. He directed me to the number of the Sunspot from which it emanated. I was shown that this corresponded to Psalms 48:6.

Psalms 48:6
Panic seized them there, anguish, as of a woman in childbirth.

This solar sign provided a double witness to the sign observed in the planet Mars just a few months prior. Once again Panic was emphasized, and was related to the earth experiencing birth pangs.

Jeremiah 30:6-7
Why do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in childbirth? And why have all faces turned pale? Alas! for that day is great, there is none like it...

Closer to home, there have been numerous signs given on the Earth indicating that day which is at hand. I have noted that great parallels were drawn between Barack Obama and Abraham Lincoln in the run-up to Obama’s inauguration. Obama took his oath with his hand on the same Bible used by Lincoln. The inaugural ceremonies took place in front of the Lincoln Memorial. Oddly, the entire crowd of nearly 500,00 people sang along with the President the words to American Pie by Don McLean.

Included in those words are the lines, “This’ll be the day that I die.” 500,000 Americans and Barack Obama sang this song together in front of the Lincoln Memorial. For more on this song I recommend the following post which also takes a look at the profound sign given last year when Christchurch, New Zealand was devastated by a powerful earthquake:

So much has been made of the parallels between Barack Obama and Abraham Lincoln, and I do not doubt that what is coming suddenly to America will parallel the devastation and loss of life experienced in America when Lincoln was president. The military will be invading the cities of America. Martial law will be declared. Brother will rise up against brother. Death, disease, and famine will stalk the land.

In a recent post titled “Others Are Preparing, Should You?” I related some of the preparations the government has been making to be in readiness for a day of coming social unrest and economic collapse.

I have been sounding forth a message for some years now of those things which are coming to America. Yet, never in the past 12 years have I been directly instructed by the Father to begin making physical preparations of food and grains until the last couple months. The Father directed me to purchase a large trailer to pull behind my bus and to outfit it with a grain mill and store up dried grains and beans. Like Joseph of old who was given the understanding of what was coming, and who was told to store up grain in anticipation of it, Yahweh has told this Joseph to do the same.

Yesterday (5/23 - God’s grace for provision) I placed a large order for grains and beans which I will be receiving next week. I will then have all 42 of my 5 gallon buckets filled with grains and legumes. Although my trailer is white, and parked in the shade, it is not air conditioned. Those things the Father is having me store up will not last for years in the Georgia heat, but only for months. By this I am persuaded that the time of great upheaval and birth pangs that are coming are close at hand. As the sign I mentioned a few days ago of the broken clock face on the tower destroyed by the earthquake in Italy revealed, the time has been shortened. Destruction is close at hand.

It is my desire to impress upon the saints the nearness and severity of what is coming. Yahweh has directed me to make these preparations, and given me the wherewithal to do it, for good purpose. Because I have an Internet ministry, and others observe my life, Yahweh would show forth by my example that the time is near. Actions speak louder than words. One sister who has been a supporter of this ministry and who has been following the teachings on the blog for some time shared with me the following some months back.

While you were in prison I had a dream. In the dream I was riding in the back seat of your car. You were sitting in the drivers seat (on the right side and not the left). You didn't have your hands on the steering wheel and the car was going very fast. You appeared very calm and relaxed as the car was driving itself. The car was an older model and appeared sleek in design. Its color was white. We were traveling north on Hwy 221. After what seemed like a short length of time, we entered into a town. We had to stop, get out of the car and continue the journey on foot. We couldn't travel any further in your car because of the wrecked cars everywhere in front of us. They were piled up with twisted mangled metal everywhere. The damage was so severe that a lot of the wreckage didn't even resemble cars. As we started our journey on foot, we turned to the left (?). We walked through neighborhoods (I remember a lot of trees) and forests and eventually we came to the ocean or some large body of water. The journey had ended. I went into my house and you went into yours. Our families were there waiting on us. During the entire dream, I stayed behind you. I sat behind you in the car and walked behind you when on foot...

I shared with this sister some of what I discerned in her dream. Vehicles represent ministries. Although I was in the driver’s seat, indicating that it was the ministry entrusted to me by Christ, I did not have my hands on the steering wheel. I had no agenda of my own. I was not seeking to direct things, but simply to go wherever the Father leads. Many of the other vehicles were wrecked, and clogging the road. This is because the Spirit was not driving. Men had taken control of these ministries and had made a wreck of them.

Two weeks ago this same sister wrote:

I just read your post "The Crash." I believe it will all happen soon too. When the Lord led me to your site 1-1/2 years ago, He gave me many confirmations that you were teaching the truth and that I should 'watch what you do.' I believe I shared the dream in which I was riding in the back seat of your car.

This sister went on to say that she believes Yahweh is indicating through my life that it is time to make preparation and get in readiness for the crash that is coming. People of God, I do not share this to magnify myself, nor my calling. I share it because I believe the Father is truly directing me to make the specific preparations I am readying at this time, and to share them publicly, that those saints who read this blog might be stirred to seek the Father diligently, inquiring of Him about the hour we live in and those things near at hand. You should be asking the Father to direct you to that preparation, both spiritual and physical, that is necessary that you might be in readiness for days of great dislocation. This same sister shared the following experience and dream with me.

A couple of weeks ago my husband asked me to go with him to take a part for an old mower that he was having repaired for the golf course he works for. This was unusual in itself because it was his only day off and we never do anything on his day off that pertains to his job. On the way there I asked him where this place was that we were going to and he said Liberty, S.C.. When we were almost there, my husband missed the turn off and we had to end up driving several more miles to the next exit so that we could turn around and go back. While driving back (he was driving pretty fast because this place was going to close in 20 minutes) out of the corner of my eye and then I turned to completely see it, there was an American flag crumpled up and lying on the ground beside the highway and then I saw a sign that said 'Liberty 3.' I've never seen the flag on the ground before. When I got home I looked up flag etiquette. The following week my husband had to go back to Liberty to pick up the mower. I asked to go with him so that I could retrieve the flag but it was not there any more.

Several days after seeing the flag on the ground, while I was fasting and praying, I clearly and distinctly saw and heard this... I saw a tall dark hooded man with middle eastern complexion. He had sharp features with a sharp pointy nose and small beady eyes (reminded me of a bird ). Then I heard the words 'he has a clock and it's ticking' and then I saw a scene where someone was driving a large tractor/mower on a sunny day and there were fall leaves (multi-colored) lying all over the ground.

I would point out a number of points from this experience and dream. A mower was part of the event. I often have taught that mowers and cutting grass signifies flesh cutting. What is coming to America and the church is for the purpose of removing flesh from people’s lives. What was being done on the trip to Liberty was unusual, and it was conducted in haste. This speaks of needing to accomplish quickly that which we must do. There is no time to delay. The crumpled flag on the ground denotes the fall of America. It is coming swiftly. When this sister went back a few weeks later to retrieve the flag it was gone. This signifies that those who look for the American nation where there is Liberty will no longer find it there.

Regarding her dream, this too was about timing. A man had a clock and it was ticking. This sister was then shown autumn scenes which would point to events occurring in the Fall. I had debated whether to share her dream, and had held onto it for a few weeks, as I am hesitant to mention specific timeframes. This morning a sister in Christ sent me a link to Rick Wiles TruNews website where he shared three dreams that were sent to him. There was in these additional dreams such a similarity of message to her dream that I sensed that I should share them all. Following is what Rick Wiles posted:

May 24, 2012

The Holy Spirit gave me a stunning vision in 1998 of America’s demise when He showed me American cities on fire and refugees staggering out of the burning urban centers. God commissioned me that day in April 1998 to warn the American people that time was running out for this nation to repent and return to obey God’s commandments and ways. I have spent the last 14 years in full-time ministry proclaiming that message.

Since the beginning of 2012, I have detected a marked intensity in the warnings from God. They are coming to me from various sources and ways. Many people are experiencing disturbing dreams. Others are seeing visions. In recent weeks the warnings have taken on an alarming new level of urgency. Reports of prophetic dreams and visions are flooding into our offices daily in recent weeks. Without a doubt, I am convinced that one or more catastrophic events will strike the USA before the end of 2012.

One reoccurring theme I have seen in these various prophetic warnings that have been forwarded to me recently are two general dates in 2012: July/August and November/December. Upon careful examination of these many warnings, it appears that God is telling His saints in America that they must have final preparations in place by late July or early August. I do not know the reason. Perhaps there will be travel restrictions imposed this summer. Again, I do not know the reason. What I do know is that a growing number of mature, devout Christian men and women are privately telling me that God is strongly telling them to have everything in place in July or August... (Joseph’s Note: This falls in line with the preparations Yahweh has instructed me to make. I have sensed that I need not panic, but neither should I delay. Part of the purpose is that I might lead by example and give others a brief period of time to make their preparations.)

The second date is fall 2012. Many of the dreams and visions indicate that great woe is coming to the USA in November – notably shortly after the presidential election. In particular, many of the prophetic dreams hint at trouble during the Thanksgiving holiday season.

Several days ago I received three more prophetic dreams from two people who listen to the Trunews radio program. They arrived in my email box simultaneously. I was stunned by the dire warnings of imminent judgment, bloodshed, and captivity. Unless God intervenes, I do not believe the USA will be a free nation beyond November 2012.

I contacted the two recipients of these dreams and asked for permission to release them to the general public. Both agreed on the condition that I not release their names or places of residence.

The first person received two dreams three weeks apart. This person is a newly naturalized American citizen. The first dream arrived in the first week of May 2012. The second part of the dream came on Sunday night, May 20. Likewise, the second person received a prophetic dream on Monday night, May 21, 2012. All three dreams were sent to me on Tuesday May 22, 2012.

Below are the dreams. Do not dismiss these warnings. Instead, seek God with all your heart about what He desires you to do in the coming weeks. Please forward the dreams to everybody you know. You may have only weeks to prepare for a time of horrific violent bloodshed in the streets of America later this year.

Know this: America has forgotten the God who made the nation great. He will now strip away America’s greatness. Perhaps Americans will rediscover His greatness in their poverty and captivity.

Rick Wiles

FIRST PERSON: DREAM #1 – Received first week of May 2012

I saw patriots dressed in battle uniform (from the 1700's) perhaps they were pilgrims. They were on an island. Their leader was hoisting the American flag and it went half mast. Then I saw a man on a balcony looking through a telescope and I could see these patriots through his lens. He was a dictator, an evil man. The next thing I knew he had a cannon and fired at the men. I didn't see them get hit but I knew they had died. (Joseph’s Note: This signifies that during a time of mourning and calamity in this nation (the flag at half mast) patriots will rally together, but will be dealt with harshly by a dictatorial government. The government will be able to strike from long distance, even as they have demonstrated in Iraq, Lybia, and other places. They will be able to observe what patriots are doing from a great distance and strike them a crushing blow. Christians must not embrace a spirit of local patriotism, nor seek to take up arms to overthrow the government. Those who live by the sword will die by the sword.) Then I was on another island. It was more like a forest. I saw a pilgrim woman dressed in a long black dress. She was with child and looked very distressed. She was gathering grain in her skirt. I asked her what she was doing. She replied that she was hungry and had to feed her baby, but there wasn't much food. She warned me "they" were watching her. There were eyes watching us. I felt we were encircled by something like a barbed wire fence or so, not sure, but I knew she couldn't leave the island and she was being watched. Then I realized there were other islands and there were pilgrims/patriots on them and they were stuck there. They couldn't get out, and they were all being watched. It wasn't a good thing to be on those islands. Originally, I thought this dream meant that Christians would flee to islands, but would be trapped as they united to fight the dictator. The second dream, however, revealed they were not on literal islands, but instead, they had fled to places they thought were “safe zones” or “places of refuge.” (Joseph’s Note: Pilgrims represent those fleeing due to religious persecution, whereas Patriots are those who want to defend their native land by force of arms. It will be dangerous for Christians to join with Patriots in the days ahead. Christians must look to Yahweh for their source and provision, rather than to the arm of the flesh. Also, the pilgrim woman was searching for grain. Yahweh is instructing people about storing up grain now that they might not be left in such desperate conditions in coming days. Those who do not surrender to be led of the Spirit now will suffer the most in days ahead.)

FIRST PERSON: DREAM #2 – Received May 20, 2012

My spouse and I were speaking with some old men. They were good men. Kind, very clever and very smart men. One talked about how he built his house with his hands. I saw the house it was made of massive beautiful wood, and it had an ocean front - it was so well built. He was proud of that house. Then another old man was referring to another friend who managed to save $1 million dollars in his lifetime. He was very old. Then one of them said "they are coming to get our homes, you know?" "Yes, that's the first thing they're taking, our homes," and maybe I heard him say "when you hear rumors of that it will start to get very bad," or "when that happens it will get very bad." There was a feeling of anxiety, but we were still very casual, having fun, even laughing. But all of a sudden everything changed as they were talking.

(Joseph’s Note: Regarding the government taking peoples homes, I would refer you to the post titled With Malice and Forethought.

I suddenly saw hoards of people gathered together in some coastal area. In front of us was a city called "Christian City.” It was what everyone thought was a safe harbor, a city of refuge. There was a sandbar right outside the city - it was on an island. It was a city everyone fled to for safety. It was magnificent; it had huge buildings; it appeared to be fortified. We were assembled with a huge crowd. I knew all these people surrounding me and my spouse were kind people. They had to be Christians.

We were, however, like cattle. There was so much chaos I had a hard time thinking, but I kept hearing a voice in my head saying "Go!" or "Leave!" but I was so confused. The voices of the people were so much louder than the voice in my head. Everyone was saying something at the same time. Then something happened. All of a sudden I found myself in a vessel with my spouse and all these people. We were like cattle placed in that vessel against our will. There were evil men, I couldn't see their faces, but they surrounded us. They wore uniforms. They were armed and they were watching us. More people were forced into the vessel against their will.

None of us could believe what was happening. I was so very shocked. I then saw the same pioneer (pilgrim) woman in the black dress on the vessel with me. She was the woman I saw in my other dream. She and I were talking. She was telling me something, but I can't remember a word she said, I don't even think I could hear what she was saying. Then I put my hand on her shoulder, or her chest, and I saw the future.

I saw her on a bed, she was ashen, like a Holocaust victim and I was there with her on her death bed. She must have died. I took my hand off her and I was where I was, back on the vessel. Suddenly the city in front of us was burning. There are no words to describe the feelings I felt in the dream, because my feelings were so intense. It was a feeling of complete and utter fear, grief - deep grief and disbelief all at once.

Suddenly, I saw a multitude of hands from the people trapped in the vessel reach for the city. I reached too. We were all wailing, mourning, and reaching for that beautiful and beloved city. I didn't want to leave it. I remember thinking this is America, I just got here, I love this country so much, it's my home and now it's gone. It was as if my conscious mind connected that city to America in my sleep.

(Joseph’s Note: The following passage from Revelations comes to mind:

Revelation 18:9-19
"And the kings of the earth, who committed acts of immorality and lived sensuously with her, will weep and lament over her when they see the smoke of her burning, standing at a distance because of the fear of her torment, saying, "Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon, the strong city! For in one hour your judgment has come.' And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn over her, because no one buys their cargoes any more -- cargoes of gold and silver and precious stones and pearls and fine linen and purple and silk and scarlet, and every kind of citron wood and every article of ivory and every article made from very costly wood and bronze and iron and marble, and cinnamon and spice and incense and perfume and frankincense and wine and olive oil and fine flour and wheat and cattle and sheep, and cargoes of horses and chariots and slaves and human lives. The fruit you long for has gone from you, and all things that were luxurious and splendid have passed away from you and men will no longer find them. The merchants of these things, who became rich from her, will stand at a distance because of the fear of her torment, weeping and mourning, saying, "Woe, woe, the great city, she who was clothed in fine linen and purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls; for in one hour such great wealth has been laid waste!' And every shipmaster and every passenger and sailor, and as many as make their living by the sea, stood at a distance, and were crying out as they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, "What city is like the great city?' And they threw dust on their heads and were crying out, weeping and mourning, saying, "Woe, woe, the great city, in which all who had ships at sea became rich by her wealth, for in one hour she has been laid waste!'”)

As our hands reached for the burning city, I saw there were children's hands, small hands, old people's hands, so many hands all reaching for the city. My spouse told me to not worry. He tried to assure me that we would escape from the vessel and run back to the island to hide somewhere. He was trying to calm me, but we were both very sad and scared. I knew we would die because there was no way out. There was an indescribable presence of evil.

Suddenly all the hands that were stretching forth to hold onto the burning city started waving goodbye. We all waved goodbye to the City of America that was burning to the ground. We knew the evil authorities were taking us away in the vessels. We didn’t know where they were taking us. We were very afraid. I couldn’t tell which emotion was stronger: grief, dread, or disbelief. I woke up from the dream crying for America.

Upon waking up, I was deeply disturbed by the dream. I spent the day (Monday May 21) in deep prayer and intercession. I believe this is the interpretation the Holy Spirit gave me. It must be God’s thoughts, but I can’t imagine me saying such things. I have never liked the “gloom and doom” message, but these two dreams have shaken me to the core of my soul. Here is what I believe the Lord told me.


Which kingdom do you belong to? The test that is here is the test of obedience. Are you bound to the conveniences of this world? Are you so wedded to the world’s luxuries you’ve known in your lifetime that you cannot let go of it?

When you said "Lord, I will follow You to the ends of the earth. I will do anything for you. I will lay down my life, everything!" Did you say that out of emotion or did you mean it? The test that is here is the test of true sacrifice. Will you follow the Lord wherever He leads you? Will you follow Him to an unknown land where you must learn another people’s culture and language that is so foreign to your lifestyle? Will you truly trust the Hand that leads you, or will you turn it away?

The Lord's hand is outstretched. For now, His mercy is calling you. That time will soon end. His hand will still be outstretched – but for judgment. Which hand will you take? Mercy or judgment?

This is the test: To see if He truly is your Lord and if you truly are of His Kingdom. God weeps over this nation. His heart is broken. He has knocked at the hearts of your people, but they would not listen. Even those who profess to love Him in reality love this life more than Him. The dreams they claim are His are really their own. They suffer from a cacophony of confusion. Voices, there are so many voices. It seems too difficult to discern the Shepherd's voice. Voices in your head, voices from the enemy….voices of people who will not let go of this kingdom and will drag you down with them. Voices everywhere! Be still and listen to His voice.

Watch the time, watch the season. Judgment will strike when you least expect it. People will be merry. They will ignore the air of anxiety. They will speak of the good times of days gone by. Judgment will strike. Confusion…so much confusion!

You will be taken captive against your will. Many good people will suffer. Many innocent people will be killed. Oh the children, the innocent children who will long to go home. (I cannot continue writing what I feel. It is too heavy.)

The test that will soon be here will split marrow from bone. It will separate His true disciples who will follow Him and live from those who will die because of their greed. They follow false dreams and pride of their heart because in the deepest chambers of their hearts they refuse to surrender to Him.

Listen! Listen while there is still time. The window is closing quickly. There will be no safe havens! Dreams of a better future…dreams of great achievements are now gone! They will never return. The veneer is ready to break.

There is no hiding place in the darkness. There is no future in God's judgment. He calls the righteous out. This is the test. It is the beginning of birth pangs. The world will soon change. Though the great change is near, people are in disbelief. They see only the glory of the past. They long for America’s past glory to be their future.

This is the test that divides flesh and spirit. The true man – whether flesh or spirit – will decide his or her fate. This nation will soon witness its fall. God’s hand of mercy is stretched out for you. Which kingdom will you serve? Where your treasure is, there your heart will be too.

SECOND PERSON: Dream received May 21, 2012

I had this dream last night…early morning actually because it woke me up when it was finished. It was around 5:30-6am. It was very disturbing. I felt a great deal of sorrow and mourning when I woke up. It was very heavy. The dream was a series of “scenes” in which I saw back to back. It made me very sad.


Scene #1

A family was sitting at a dinner table. Mom, dad, baby in high chair and 2 small children. They were enjoying a meal. A bomb was placed down in the middle of the table and they completely ignored it. The bomb was round and large – about ½ the size of a basketball. The family kept eating. At first the mother and father slightly glimpsed at it but then they ignored it. The children started drawing on it with crayons. The parents were interacting with their children and laughing. Then the bomb started ticking and the ticking became more intense, louder and faster. Their eating slowed down and the parents looked at each other in fear. Then the ticket stopped and the parents grabbed each other’s hands and held on to their children. The bomb exploded.

Scene #2

Men were in a yard throwing a baseball. They were playing a game of baseball together. It wasn’t professional baseball. It was like a bunch of family members together playing ball. In the middle of throwing the ball the ball exchanged to a grenade. It looked like a grenade was thrown in to the game and the regular game ball fell by the side. The men at first looked at the grenade but paid no attention to it and continued to throw it….they continued with the game. Then it went off.

Scene #3

Men were running down a football field toward the goal. People in the stands were cheering. It was a professional football game. As they were running toward the goal a large missile came through the air, skidded in the dirt and dug in to the dirt right beside the goal. No one paid any attention to it being there…they were so engrossed with the amazing play and the game. The crowd was standing and cheering. I saw a couple of the football players (as they were running) look at each other and the missile that was buried half way in to the dirt. But they kept on running. Moments after the touchdown, the missile exploded. (The team was wearing a dark red color and I thought I saw something gold.)

Scene #4

Children were playing on the school playground. A fence surrounded the entire parameter of the school. Suddenly men dressed in long white gowns and white headdresses started coming out of the woods. Others got out of cars. They made their way to the fence and surrounded the school. The teachers on the playground watched the men gather. They had a look of uncertainty and worry but they said and did nothing. They just stood there and watched as the children continued to play. It seemed like a loud echoing sound was heard…then all at once in unison they jumped over the fence, pulled machetes from their gowns and began their terror. I don’t want to write what I saw.

Scene #5

Men and women that looked very ashen and thin were walking toward what looked like on the outside a bank. They walked up to the bank and put their money through a slot that was accepting their “deposit.” They seemed sad and lifeless. Part of the bank became transparent so I could see in to it. It was totally destroyed on the inside….there was nothing. It looked like a b0mb went off on the inside – it was a bottomless pit. There was nothing there – no floor. I saw the people putting their money into the slot. The money merely floated down into the bottomless pit.

I asked the Lord when these things will happen. I’m frightened. I don’t want this to happen to us and our children. The Lord said “Go back and look again.” I revisited every single scene. This is what I saw:

The family at the table: They were dressed in sweaters and on their plates was cranberry sauce. The flowers on the table were not “spring or summer” flowers – they were darker in color – looked more fall.

The men playing ball were wearing jackets.

The people in the crowds at the football game were wearing coats, some had scarves on, there was a light drizzle of snow that was dissipating on the ground. I saw the breath of the players.

The children at the playground: The children were dressed warmly with heavy jackets. The men at the fence – their gowns were blowing heavily in the wind – the wind was very heavy.

The people at the bank were wearing coats and jackets.

The final scene: I was using my hand to scrape away a thin layer of ice from a window so I could peer through….when I cleared the window I saw a large city with smoke coming from its buildings. I remember saying in great sorrow, “My America! My America!”

I woke up immediately and felt a great sense of sorrow and mourning.
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One thing I noted is that these last two dreams were received the night following the Ring of Fire Solar Eclipse. See post on this event to understand the significance.

The dreams parallel the message declared in the heavenly sign of the solar eclipse that occurred the same day as the earthquake in Italy. A time of birth pangs is at hand. Great darkness is about to befall the church, and many fiery trials. Time has been shortened. These things will not delay.

The last dream, which had a series of images involving games and sporting events, as well as a family sitting around a table where a bomb was about to explode, echoes that message that is the cry of my heart at this moment. Some of you who are reading this are paralyzed into inaction. Your inability to let go of life as you have known it is keeping you immobilized and insuring great suffering for you and your families.

It is time to put away disbelief. Do not pay attention to what the masses of people are doing, or what the media is saying. Do not ignore that still, small voice of the Spirit. Satan is surely pouring out a flood of words, making it difficult to discern Yahweh’s voice, but that voice can still be heard by those who will quiet themselves and be attentive to it.

It is time to depart from the games and entertainments that are causing people to ignore the ticking bombs that are evident if they would only stop and look. If you continue on pursuing ease and pleasure and many diversions, then you will be caught unaware, and suffer greatly, in the coming hour.

People of God, I know with surety that the Father directed me at this time to make preparation. The specific preparations I have been led to make may be different from what the Father would direct you to do. You need to be pressing into the Father to hear His voice at this time. If you are a reader of this blog, then Yahweh has set before you my life as a testimony. Will you regard this sign, or ignore it? We will all reap according to our own actions.

I would close by saying, the Father has not spoken to me regarding a specific time. He has not told ME that dire things will happen in July/August or in November/December. I share what others are receiving for YOU to judge. What I do know is that Yahweh has given me the guidance and the ability to prepare at this time.

Some may say, “I do not have the same ability to prepare as you.” I would have you to consider the following. I surrendered everything I owned to the Father back in 1999. I gave up my house and land, furnishings and a custom van. By yielding to that stripping process Yahweh wished to accomplish in my life, and accepting a much humbler manner of living, Yahweh guided my family and I into a lifestyle that was radically different from most Americans, including American Christians, while also being far better suited to passing through troublous days. After some months of stripping we found ourselves living in a 28' motorhome that was over 20 years old, which we were able to pay cash for after having let go of everything else we owned in this world.

Many Christians today do not have the means to make preparations for what lies ahead because they are attached to a great many worldly possessions. Mortgages, car payments, credit cards, and other things are taking every spare cent they have. Those who are unwilling to let go of the world and its possessions will find themselves immobilized, unable to move. Although giving up such things may appear radical, Christ has come to set you free from these things which have enslaved you. He would have you to be free to follow Him wherever He leads and to do whatever He asks.

If you have not surrendered all you possess, then you should not be asking Yahweh to send some miraculous provision to make you ready for what is coming. He wants your obedience. When He has it, then He will reveal His path and provision for you.

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

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