Thursday, November 29, 2012

Prophetic Paintings

Joseph Herrin (11-29-2012)

I was blessed this past Saturday to be paid a visit by Joe Boes, a brother from the Atlanta area, and Randy Simmons and Veronica Jones from Macon who both minister among the people on the streets there. It was a good time of fellowship, and my daughter Kristin joined us for lunch.

I had spoken to Randy the previous day and he told me about something out of the ordinary he had come across. There is an old store front in downtown Macon that is partly utilized as a church. Randy stopped by there last week as a number of homeless and other street people frequent the location which is open to the public. In one part of the same building there is an art gallery.

Randy walked over to look at some of the paintings and was surprised to find some by a local artist that had a prophetic theme to them. One image in particular alluded to the judgment of America as her money fails her and the economy collapses.

End of the Road - by Beth Smith

I find it interesting that this painting was done prior to all the recent talk of America facing a “fiscal cliff.” There is an abyss in this picture into which the wealth of the country is falling, and a Wall Street sign, bloodied, and lying on the vanishing bars of gold.

If you look closely at the details of this painting you will see words written on the leaves of corn that are taken from America’s money. Various monetary denominations are listed. In America it seems that money springs forth from the ground like corn. This is a rather apt analogy since the Federal Reserve creates seemingly endless amounts of money out of nothing. It is further significant that the United States experienced severe drought in recent years. America’s corn crops have withered and diminished in a parallel to the wealth of her citizens.

You will also notice there is a scarecrow in the forefront of the picture. He is wearing an Euro emblem on his lapel, the symbol of the European monetary union. The scarecrow is dressed in far better array than is common. He is wearing a rich looking suit with tie and hat. A scarecrow is an interesting symbol to link to the world monetary system. It is basically an empty suit, a term at times employed to describe the soulless bankers and money changers from Wall Street, Fleet Street, and elsewhere. The world money system employs as much fakery and deception as is found in a scarecrow. It also employs fear to keep men and women in subjection. The populace is told to keep their money in the banks where it is safe, causing mankind to become dependent upon a financial system controlled by workers of iniquity.

One prominent feature of this painting is the storm clouds approaching, and the rain in the distance. A storm is truly coming to America and Europe and it will effect all mankind.

You can understand why Randy was surprised to come across this painting in this building in downtown Macon. There was some writing near the painting stating the artist’s name, which also included a statement by the artist. She made reference to painting those things God gave her to paint. She was putting down with brush and paint those visions given to her. The message of God bringing judgment to America, and of impending economic collapse, is not a popular message among Christians. It is rarely spoken of in the churches, and that is certainly true in Macon, Georgia. It is a rare experience to encounter someone else locally who is hearing similar things from the Father.

Randy had snapped a photo of two of the artist’s paintings and told me he would show them to me when he came to visit. I asked him if possible to get the name of the artist, and see if a website was listed. Happily, he was able to find this information and I was led to visit Beth Smith’s site where her artwork is displayed.

While viewing the images of her artwork I was intrigued by another painting there.

When the Sun Goes Down - Beth Smith

I see in this painting images that further speak of the condition of America. The hammock in the foreground bears red and white stripes, just like the U.S. flag. A hammock speaks of a people who are at ease, yet the location of the hammock is quite unusual. It is suspended precariously over the water. As the title of the piece reveals, the sun is setting. The sun is also setting on America as a constitutional republic. Her freedoms are daily being removed by acts of Congress and Executive Orders from the President. The wealth of America is rapidly being stripped from the land.

It seems fitting that no one is figured as lying in the hammock, for the comfort and security Americans once took for granted has left millions with a very unsettled feeling that something dreadful is about to happen. Further supporting this conclusion, we once again see storm clouds and distant rain in this painting. The hammock is positioned in a very perilous place to endure such an onslaught.

Yahweh has used other images involving water to prophesy of those things coming to America. The U.S. Airways jet that abruptly lost all power when striking birds, causing the pilot to perform an emergency landing in the Hudson River, provides a striking image of things to come.

U.S. Airways - Standing on the Wings

Many of the passengers onboard were employees of the banking industry. The flight was heading from New York City to Charlotte, North Carolina which is another major banking hub and the corporate headquarters of Bank of America. The passengers aboard the plane all survived, but they escaped only with the clothes on their backs. Women even had to leave their purses behind. All of these things are symbolic of those experiences which are coming to America. America is being stripped of her wealth even as the gold bars are figured as dropping into an abyss in the painting by Beth Smith.

Recently Hurricane Sandy provided another prophetic parable of that which is coming to America. It is highly unusual for a Hurricane to follow the track of Sandy. It did its greatest damage in an area from Washington, D.C. to New York City. The Manhattan transportation system was shut down. Wall Street had to close due to the storm, and once again we see that a loss of power was a major component of the event. Sandy knocked out power to 80 million people. Over a month later there are some people, particularly on Long Island, who are still left without power.

The parable of a storm coming to America that will leave her powerless, shut down her transportation system, cause a banker’s holiday, and leave millions scrambling to provide for basic necessities, is a palpable one. Even the name Sandy evokes an association with Christ’s parable of the man who built his house upon the sand.

Matthew 7:26-27
"And everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does not act upon them, will be like a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand. And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and burst against that house; and it fell, and great was its fall."

Home Destroyed by Sandy

The home pictured above is emblematic of the fate of America. Her people have failed to listen to, and obey, the words of Christ. The nation has chosen abominations over righteousness. Fittingly, they have chosen a man named Obama to lead the nation. They have done this after four years in which he has proven that he is a staunch supporter of the false religion of Islam, an ardent promoter of homosexual deviance, a champion of abortion, a proponent of globalism, and a faithful servant of the New World Order.

Obama promised CHANGE to Americans during his first presidential campaign, and he promised RUIN in the second. (For an explanation, see the following post.)

The New World Order can only arise after the old order has collapsed into RUIN. These things are coming swiftly. The Spirit of Christ is declaring this message whether through the artwork of an anointed artist, or through world events.

Disclaimer: The artwork of Beth Smith is shown here by permission of the artist. Please seek her permission before re-posting. The interpretations of her artwork are my own. The artist has not provided any commentary on the paintings other than stating that the visions she paints are from God. Prints of Beth Smith’s paintings can be purchased from her website. If you have comments or questions for her, there is a contact page on her site.

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Friday, November 23, 2012

Peace is Dead

Joseph Herrin (11-23-2012)

President Obama Pardons the Turkey

Four or five brothers and sisters sent me a link to a story about the death of the turkey Barack Obama pardoned last year, as the President traditionally does before Thanksgiving. The details of this story readily lend themselves to viewing as a spiritual parable. Following are the details of what happened.

Peace, turkey pardoned by President Obama last Thanksgiving, euthanized
Officials insist timing of death not suspicious
Posted: 11/22/2012
By: Mike M. Ahlers, CNN Senior Producer

Peace, one of two turkeys pardoned by President Obama last year, was euthanized Monday, according to an official who insisted the timing of the death - days before the Thanksgiving holiday - was not suspicious.

Rebecca Aloisi, vice president for marketing at the Mount Vernon Estate, confirmed that Peace had been dead after a weekend "illness." But Aloise knew neither the nature of the illness, the manner of death, nor what had been done with the remains of the large, edible bird.

"I appreciate where you're going with this," Aloisi told CNN. "But I assure you that these birds are extremely well cared for." The decision to euthanize the bird was made by a veterinarian in consultation with Mount Vernon's livestock department, she said.

Peace had served as the understudy for Liberty, another turkey, at the 2011 pardoning ceremony by President Obama. Obama chose to pardon both birds to spare them from the fate of the plate...

At the Nov. 23, 2011, pardoning, President Obama said Peace was "going to retire to a life of leisure at Mount Vernon - the same place where George Washington spent his golden years."

But now Peace is dead.

To summarize what is symbolized here. In November of 2011 Barack Obama said that Peace would live a long and happy life. Peace however, fell ill a few days prior to Thanksgiving 2012, and was euthanized. That is to say, Peace met its end at the hands of men.

We are told that Peace was the “understudy” for another bird named Liberty. I suspect that Liberty will also fall sick before long and it too will meet is demise at the hands of men. There have been other signs pointing to a removal of peace from the earth. This past May the National Christmas tree died of “shock.” The tree was located on “the pathway of peace” on the National Mall in Washington.

Right after this story appeared, there was another news article about the basketball player named Metta World Peace being ejected from a game due to his violently assaulting another player.

This is now a third testimony of peace dying, or being removed from the earth, that has occurred in 2012.

II Corinthians 13:1
Every fact is to be confirmed by the testimony of two or three witnesses.

I would also like to share with you a video sent to me by a sister in Christ. It is a remarkable testimony of a man in California who ministers among the homeless. I was reminded of a brother and sister in Macon, Georgia who are performing a very similar ministry among the homeless. They have given all of their substance in ministry to “the least, the last, and the lost.” Such ones will be richly rewarded in the age to come.

Proverbs 19:17
He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord, and He will pay back what he has given.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Joseph Herrin (11-20-2012)

Thanksgiving is the holiday I enjoy the most in America. Having given up the observance of pseudo-Christian holidays such as Christmas and Easter some 13 or 14 years ago, Thanksgiving is one observance that my heart has continued to find acceptable and pleasing unto Yahweh.

In former days I enjoyed large family gatherings on this date, and special celebrations with brothers and sisters at church. The path my heavenly Father has led me on over the past decade and more has resulted in separation from most of those with whom I formerly had fellowship. Embracing the cross and yielding one’s life to go wherever Christ directs will remove one from the broad path that is filled with an abundance of travelers, to that narrow path that few travel down. Of this path Yahshua said, “Few there be that find it.”

As a consequence of surrendering to follow Christ wherever He would lead, I have had the doors of the churches shut to me. I have been denied fellowship and communion among the organized bodies of believers. Many in my family have also broken fellowship, and since my wife and son departed in 2004 I have not attended a Thanksgiving gathering with family. This has not hindered me from expressing my gratitude to Yahweh for His abundant mercy, blessings and provision. I have simply done so alone.

This year I was inspired when a sister in Christ from another state wrote and told me that she had decided to cook Thanksgiving dinner early, doing so in October. I have always enjoyed the food associated with this American holiday. Turkey meat is a favorite of mine. I love mashed potatoes and turkey gravy, dressing, sweet potato souffle, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, deviled eggs, and pumpkin pie.

I decided to cook a full Thanksgiving dinner this year, and to ask my daughter Kristin to share it with me. Kristin liked the idea and she contributed the green bean casserole while I cooked the rest of the meal (It was a work day for her). What a feast we had, and I very much enjoyed eating the leftovers for the next week.

I enjoyed this so much, that having had this feast about three weeks ago, I decided to do it again. So, about a week and a half ago I once more cooked up a traditional Thanksgiving menu and ate leftovers for another week.

I had a sense that what I did this year was symbolic in some way. What follows are my reflections on the matter.

The repeating of the Thanksgiving meal speaks of a double portion. Joseph, the son of Jacob (Israel), although being the 11th son of his father, received the birthright. This birthright included a double portion of inheritance from his father.

Genesis 48:21-22
Then Israel said to Joseph, "Behold, I am about to die, but God will be with you, and bring you back to the land of your fathers. I give you one portion more than your brothers, which I took from the hand of the Amorite with my sword and my bow."

Joseph was rejected by his family and lived a very lonely life of bondage and hardship in Egypt while his brothers knew much abundance and freedom. Nevertheless, Joseph remained faithful to Yahweh, and sought to honor Him with his life. Rather than growing bitter, Joseph maintained a heart of humility and gratitude toward God. This is revealed after he was freed from slavery and prison and Yahweh had blessed him with two sons.

Genesis 41:51-52
Joseph named the firstborn Manasseh, "For," he said,"God has made me forget all my afflictions and all my father's household." He named the second Ephraim, "For," he said,"God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction."

It is a remarkable thing that a man who endured so much could “forget” all his afflictions, including the separation from the family he loved. Joseph, however, was filled with gratitude for every act of mercy and kindness bestowed upon him by God. He did not dwell upon his losses, but praised Yahweh for every token of His love and grace.

The words above describe the impulses that I find filling my heart regularly. I am an unworthy son of God. I have many shortcomings, yet daily He extends His grace and mercy toward me. I am aware of Yahweh’s patience as areas of fleshliness in my life have stood far longer than they ought to have. It amazes me that, despite my failings, my heavenly Father showers me with so many gifts and blessings.

I have frequently stopped in the middle of doing something in the converted school bus that is my home to tell the Father how much I like the home He has given to me. I am delighted with it. My heart is full of effusive thanksgiving as I tell my Father “Thank you” for this gift. I have found myself recently sitting outside looking at the beauty of the rural countryside around me and thanking God for allowing me to stay at this place. It is peaceful, and my every need is provided for by the Father. What a remarkable blessing.

On many nights I have gotten up to walk Champ and I have looked up to the canopy of stars. The stars shine brilliantly here in the country away from city lights. I am amazed by this heavenly scene and I find myself expressing praise and thanksgiving to my Father for allowing me to witness His handiwork.

I frequently reflect on the highly unusual life the Father has led me to live. Beginning in 1999 the Holy Spirit made known to me that it was God’s will that I leave my employment in the computer field and begin a full-time ministry of writing. From December 2004 until February 2008 I was directed to lay the writing ministry down and spend a season among the homeless, and addicts, at the Macon Rescue Mission. Since February 2008 I have been released back into a ministry of writing.

I marvel at times that I am actually living out what had been planted into my life as a dream from the time of my youth. I had long wanted to write. I sensed an up-welling inside to write and to teach the truths of the Kingdom of God. It was part of what Yahweh had created me to do. I could never have imagined in earlier days how such a thing would come to pass. I had no wealth to be able to lay aside secular employment to pursue writing. I had no earthly benefactor willing to support me that I might pursue such a calling. Nevertheless, what is impossible with man is possible with God.

Without financial wealth, with no idea where my provision would come from, the Father instructed me to step out in faith and begin to do that which He would show me. I marvel as I look back now and I see that day after day, month after month, and year after year, Yahweh continues to send forth provision which enables me to spend my days in writing of books, blog posts, answering correspondence, mailing out newsletters to men in prison, and various other activities. I stand in awe, truly sensing the kindness received from my Father which has enabled me to fulfill this dream. Thankfulness arises in my heart, and I frequently find myself giving voice to the impulse to tell my Father of my deep gratitude. I am truly unworthy of His mercies which are new every morning.

As I go about my daily activities I frequently find myself considering the myriad of ways Yahweh’s kindness is revealed in my life. Back in May an elderly sister in Christ prayed that God might provide a puppy for me. The story of how this transpired can be found here:

The Father led me to an abandoned puppy that I named Champ. Since being at my present location Yahweh has poured out blessings. There was even an abandoned dog kennel left here that I was able to transform into an outside dog house for Champ to stay in at night. He loves it, and I am grateful for Yahweh’s provision.

I take breaks throughout the day to walk outside and spend time with Champ. He stays faithfully close by, though I let him run freely most of the day. When I come outside he runs up to me with delight and wants to play. A favorite activity we share is playing fetch with a tennis ball.


Champ has learned what the words “Get the ball” mean. When I walk outside and say these words he will immediately begin running around the yard looking for where he last left the tennis ball. When he finds it he comes bounding over to me and wants me to wrestle it away from him. He has a very strong grip, and it is almost impossible for me to actually take the ball from his mouth by force. I have learned a trick, however. I act like I have found a stick, or some other object on the ground and I will reach out to pick up the imaginary object. Champ will drop the ball and try to beat me to grabbing what is actually not there. I then pick up the tennis ball and throw it as far as I can and off he is to the races. We repeat this over and over as he is untiring in this game.

Each day I ride my bike to the mailbox which is about 4 tenths of a mile distance there and back. I let Champ run freely beside me off the leash as he has proven that he will stay close by. As I am riding my bike Champ will be bounding along in the tall grass. He is like a calf skipping from the stall. I am convinced that Champ simply finds delight in the joy of running. At times he will run like a maniac in all directions around me at full throttle. He will cut and swerve and dodge and keep on running as if it was the best activity in all the world.

When I come back from the mail box there is a turn in the road where my bus becomes visible about 500 yards distant. When Champ turns this corner with me and sees the bus he takes off running toward the bus as fast as he can. His ears are low and his feet are flying. He is truly a Champion runner. I burst out laughing every time we turn this corner and I see him take off. At times some comical expression will come to mind, such as “Run, Forrest, Run!”

On many occasions I have found myself spontaneously thanking God for the dog he has given me. My days are spent mostly alone, and it is good to be able to walk outside and have a moment with man’s best friend. I tell God I am thankful that He chose this dog for me. There is nothing remarkable about Champ’s breed, but I sense in him a joy of living that causes me much joy to watch.

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The illustration above expresses a thought with which I heartily agree. One day a year is far too little to give to Thanksgiving. Our Father’s blessings are present every day. I have twice had the experience of being put in jail. Consequently, Yahweh has directed me to begin a ministry to men in jail by printing and mailing newsletters to them and carrying on correspondence. As I consider what they wake up to daily, having no freedom to walk outside, or to decide what they will eat that day, having all things regimented and controlled, I am deeply grateful that I have been blessed with abundant liberty.

We often take things for granted until we have them taken away from us. I remember well the joy of being released from jail. Joseph knew this experience, and I am certain that after having spent years in Pharaoh’s prison that he awoke day by day with gratitude in his heart that he was now free. This is the impulse within my own heart. I am deeply grateful, and I like to tell my Father how much I appreciate the freedom I formerly took for granted.

In the fall and early winter of 2004 Yahweh led me through a time of homelessness. He chose for me to experience a time of deprivation as I was led to camp out in the Oconee Forest in Georgia for two 40 day periods. The last week of the first 40 days I had no food. During the last 17 days of the second 40 day period I once again went without food, having depleted what little I had brought with me.

During this time I meditated upon how little I had expressed appreciation to the Father for the abundance of food I had known all my life. At the moment I would have considered a piece of bread and a bowl of soup to be a great feast. I determined that when the Father restored His provision that I would be much more vocal in my thanksgiving to Him. I would find delight in basic, simple meals.

I have kept this mind since that time back in 2004. I not only thank God for my food when I sit down to eat, but during the daytime I will often mention to the Father how thankful I am that He is daily supplying all my need. A bowl of grits and two eggs in the morning is a delightful meal. In sincerity I will tell the Father as I rise from the table how very much I enjoyed it.

People of God, I sense the Father’s approval at the expressions of thanksgiving that have become a regular part of my life. In one sense, I believe that my recently having cooked two thanksgiving meals is a symbol of my life being one that manifests a double portion of thanks to God. In another sense, I take it as a testimony that God has given me far more than I deserve or am worthy of.

In the previous post I wrote about some of my anticipation for the year 2013 and the 113th Congress. Days of distress are coming to America. Her prosperity is even now being rapidly stripped away. Days of leanness are ahead.

This is not a bad thing. When people experience uninterrupted affluence they often take their daily blessings for granted. I believe that in the days ahead many of the sons and daughters of God will learn to put on a heart of thanksgiving for the regular, simple, daily tokens of Yahweh’s kindness that are poured out every day. A people who have been stinting in their thanksgiving, or who have even expressed frequent murmuring and discontent, will learn to be grateful.

This will not be true of all, for many will manifest pride, rebellion, and give expression to their displeasure. They will blame God for their losses, rather than thanking Him for what He does give them.

A remnant comprised of humble sons and daughters, however, will find that thanksgiving is increasing in their hearts. Speaking words of gratitude to God will become a natural expression of their lives. The Father will take delight in what He hears from their lips. I am reminded of the prophet Habakkuk as he waited in anticipation of the days of distress Yahweh had shown him were to come.

Habakkuk 3:16-19
I must wait quietly for the day of distress, for the people to arise who will invade us. Though the fig tree should not blossom and there be no fruit on the vines; though the yield of the olive should fail and the fields produce no food; though the flock should be cut off from the fold and there be no cattle in the stalls, yet I will exult in Yahweh, I will rejoice in the God of my salvation. Yahweh God is my strength, and He has made my feet like hinds' feet, and makes me walk on my high places.

As I have been at this location I have been seeing deer on the property frequently. Last week I looked up from my computer, out the front window of my bus, and there was a deer standing not far away. I snapped the photo below.

Deer From the Window of My Bus

Yahweh is seeking to bring all His sons and daughters to a place where they might have hinds’ feet. He would that they might be able to scale the mountains of adversity with ease, as if they were a level plain. Putting on a heart of thanksgiving is a key part of the Father’s desire for His sons and daughters. The way of the complainer is bitter, while the thankful can find beauty in the wilderness.

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

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Sunday, November 18, 2012


Joseph Herrin (11-18-2012)

2013 - Chinese Year of the Snake (Water Snake)

I have an anticipation of the year 2013 being a year of great evil for the nations, and especially in America where I reside. There are many signs pointing to great evil being unleashed at this time. History reveals that years and Congresses marked by the number 13 have been calamitous ones in the United States. The 113th Congress will be in session from January 3, 2013 until January 3, 2015.

Let me begin by sharing that it is not idle superstition that has led 13 to be accounted as a number of ill omen. This evil association finds its origin in the Bible. E.W. Bullinger in his excellent book Number in Scripture shares the following information on this number.

As to the significance of thirteen, all are aware that it has come down to us as a number of ill-omen. Many superstitions cluster around it, and various explanations are current concerning them.

Unfortunately, those who go backwards to find a reason seldom go back far enough. The popular explanations do not, so far as we are aware, go further back than the Apostles. But we must go back to the first occurrence of the number thirteen in order to discover the key to its significance. It occurs first in Gen 14:4, where we read "Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and the thirteenth year they REBELLED."

Hence every occurrence of the number thirteen, and likewise of every multiple of it, stamps that with which it stands in connection with rebellion, apostasy, defection, corruption, disintegration, revolution, or some kindred idea.

Bullinger proceeds to document thoroughly the association of this number in Scripture with those things that are evil. The evidence of Gematria is most telling. The name of the descendants of the lineage of Cain, the murderer who slew his righteous brother, are especially marked as multiples of the number 13. Not only does this number bear a strong association with the concepts of rebellion, apostasy, defection, corruption, disintegration, and revolution, but there are 13 famines that are mentioned in the Scriptures.

1.    Genesis 12:10
2.    Genesis 26:1
3.    Genesis 41:54
4.    Ruth 1:1
5.    2 Samuel 21:1
6.    1 Kings 18:1
7.    2 Kings 4:38
8.    2 Kings 7:4
9.    2 Kings 25:3
10.    Nehemiah 5:3
11.    Jeremiah 14:1
12.    Luke 15:14
13.    Acts 11:28

Thus, the number 13 being viewed as an ill omen is far more than mere superstition. It is founded upon Biblical revelation and established as a divine association.

Previously, in the series titled Babylon Rising, I have made reference to the year 2013 being a time in which Satan’s kingdom will attain to previously unseen heights (or more accurately, depths). One of the major symbols of Satan’s visible kingdom in the earth is the building known as One World Trade Center in New York. This monolithic structure replaces the twin towers destroyed on September 11th, 2001. One World Trade Center is scheduled to open for occupancy in the year 2013. This is in keeping with the Biblical type as this building is ultimately a symbol of rebellion against Yahweh.

One World Trade Center

Satan has sought to consolidate his rule over the earth into a single visible kingdom ever since the Tower of Babel. Babel and Babylon are names associated with Satan’s kingdom even as Zion is indicative of Yahweh’s kingdom. Babylon is rising in the earth at this time as Satan will bring forth a New World Order that comprises a one world government. Out of the many (nations) will come one. This is the meaning of the Latin expression “E Pluribus Unum” that is found on the Great Seal of America. It should be noted that there are 13 letters in this Latin phrase.

Whether Satan has deliberately marked all his works with the number 13, or Yahweh has determined that this be so to mark the devil’s rebellion, we find that this number is infused throughout all the works of the adversary. America is a nation born out of rebellion. This rebellion was planned and carried out by Freemasons whose headquarters was the Green Dragon Tavern in Boston. This tavern was owned by Freemasons, and their lodge meeting rooms occupied the upper floor.

It is significant that there were 13 Colonies that formed a league of rebellion against the King of England. Even though the nations have long borne an aversion to this number, the rulers of America intentionally embraced this evil number and have placed it everywhere throughout their official symbols.

First Flag of the United States

There are 13 stars and 13 stripes on the original U.S. flag.

The Great Seal of the United States

On the obverse side of the Great Seal there are 13 stars forming one large star above the head of the Eagle (Phoenix). There are 13 letters in the phrase “E Pluribus Unum.” There are 13 stipes on the shield over the eagle’s body. There are 13 leaves and 13 berries in the Eagles left claw. There are 13 arrows in the eagle’s right claw. On the reverse of the Great Seal there are 13 letters in the Latin words “Annuit Coeptis.” There are 13 layers of brick in the pyramid.

The government of the United States first convened in the year 1789. Following is the symbol of the Treasury Department which was commissioned at that time.

1789 Department of the Treasury Official Seal

Note that in the center of the seal is the architect’s square which is a symbol of Freemasonry. On the square are 13 stars. The control of money has played a central role in the governing of the nation and the subjugation of the people. This is further borne out by the fact that the Federal Reserve System was established by Congress, and given legal embodiment by the President of the United States, in the year 1913. Effectually, the government of the nation was placed into the hands of foreign money powers when the Federal Reserve Act was passed.

"Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws."
- Mayer Amschel Rothschild, 1790

Returning to the One World Trade Tower on Manhattan Island, its overall shape is that of an obelisk formed of numerous pyramidal shapes. The obelisk has long been used by secret societies such as the Freemasons and the Illuminati to mark the location of some victory. It is a symbol of their dominance and rule over a people. The world’s largest obelisk is the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.. It rises 555 feet above the ground, and is reported to extend 110 feet below the surface, but I suspect the true depth is 111 feet. This gives it an overall structural height of 666 feet.

The One World Trade Center building with its massive antenna above it will rise to a complete height of 1,776 feet. It is suggested that this is a reference to the year America’s Declaration of Independence was signed and made public, which is certainly true. However, this was also the same year the Bavarian Illuminati was founded by Adam Weishaupt. The height of the building is surely intended as a reference to this event as well, for the symbols of the Illuminati are found everywhere throughout America’s government images. One of these symbols is the Pyramid with the all seeing eye above it on the back of the dollar bill. The One World Trade Center is also pyramidal in shape, and it will incorporate a brilliant light that is located in the antenna in the same location one finds the out-raying beams of light over the pyramid on the Great Seal.

The antenna resembles a great horn as of a unicorn above the building. In the Bible horns are symbolic of governmental power. This is a declaration of the Illuminati’s power over America and the nations. By extension it is a declaration of Satan’s power over the nations, for he is the god that the Illuminati worships, and from whom they derive their authority and power. That the tower will reach its full height, and be opened in 2013, speaks of the advanced state of Satan’s kingdom which is nearing its fulness. This sign alone bodes ill for America and the nations in 2013, but there is much more pointing to days of great evil being at hand.

As mentioned, the 113th Congress will be seated in 2013. The U.S. Congress is fully in the power of Satan, and its membership continues to reveal the apostate condition of America and its leadership. Following is a graphic listing the new members of the 113th Congress and some “firsts” that mark their introduction.

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The 113th Congress will include the first openly homosexual member of the Senate in Tammy Baldwin who is a lesbian. It introduces three more openly homosexual men as members to the House of Representatives. It introduces the first openly bisexual member of Congress in Kyrsten Simena of Arizona. Ms. Simena is also listed in the lower right corner as the first non-theist in the Congress (denying the existence of any God). I found it to be highly illuminating that she is a staff member at Arizona State University who are called “the Sun Devils.” Following is a local publication announcing her win.

Downtown Devil Headlines
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We truly live in a dark hour. A people who elect representatives who are openly practicing depravity and engaging in acts that Yahweh describes as abominations are inviting judgment upon themselves.

Romans 1:26-32
For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.

Do we not find in the government of America those who not only practice this list of transgressions, but who give hearty approval to others who practice the same? The hand of God’s judgment will delay no longer.

Looking back over the course of U.S. history I found a foreboding sign of that which is to come. In March of the year 1813 the 13th Congress was seated and continued until March 1815. This is the only other time that America has had a Congress marked by the number 13. That it coincided with a year that ends in the number 13 is equally significant.

What occurred in Washington, D.C. during the time of the 13th Congress foreshadows that which will occur under the rule of the 113th Congress. It was during the 13th Congress, in August 1814, that Washington, D.C. was razed by the British. Both the White House and the Capitol Building were set aflame in an act of wanton destruction.

White House After it was Burned
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U.S. Capitol Building After it was Burned
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In the past week a number of people have written to me to either notify me, or ask my thoughts, about a recent post by Nathan Leal. Nathan has posted a written “Alert” and has audio messages relating to the evil he foresees after Barack Obama is sworn in for his second term on January 2oth, 2013.

(Note: I am not endorsing any minister or ministry by providing this link. Let the saints always test every word of prophecy carefully as the Scriptures admonish them to do.)

In this Alert, Nathan Leal compares what is transpiring in America to the judgment brought upon Jerusalem in the days of the prophet Jeremiah. Yahweh sent the King of Babylon to destroy the city of Jerusalem, break down its buildings, and burn it with fire. Nathan Leal specifically makes mention of the Scripture that gives a date for this occurrence.

Jeremiah 39:1-2
Now when Jerusalem was captured in the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and all his army came to Jerusalem and laid siege to it; in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, in the ninth day of the month, the city wall was breached.

Note the time measurements given.

The 11th year...
The 4th month...
The 9th day...

Nathan Leal reveals that beginning at the date of September 11th, 2001, the date the towers fell in New York City, and going forward the specified amount of time listed by the prophet Jeremiah, one arrives at the precise date of Barack Obama’s second inauguration. Following is a brief excerpt from his article.

Moving forward from the date of September 11, 2001 and using the calculation found in the verse above (Jeremiah 39:2),

1. September 11, 2001 + 11 years = September 11, 2012.
2. September 11, 2012 + 4 months = January 11, 2013
3. January 11, 2013 + 9 days = January 20, 2013

We arrive at the date of January 20, 2013!

Ladies and Gentlemen, January 20, 2013 happens to be the same day as the coming Presidential Inauguration!
[End Excerpt]

I also find this correspondence significant. So what exactly happened on that day of which Jeremiah wrote? The city of Jerusalem was breached. Jerusalem’s government fell that day. The king fled, only to be captured. His children were slain before him and then his eyes were put out so that the last thing he would see would be the death of his children. The Babylonian conquerors took up seats in the gate of the city, indicating their conquest, and similar to the British burning Washington, D.C., the Babylonians burned Jerusalem.

The British Burn Washington, D.C.

Various parallels could be drawn between the conquest of Babylon over Jerusalem and the triumph of Satan and his minions over the people of God in America.

Jeremiah 39:3
Then all the officials of the king of Babylon came in and sat down at the Middle Gate: Nergal-sar-ezer, Samgar-nebu, Sar-sekim the Rab-saris, Nergal-sar-ezer the Rab-mag, and all the rest of the officials of the king of Babylon.

Satan has also installed a foreigner to rule over the people of America. The end result of the King of Babylon’s conquest was that the people of wealth and nobility lost all their possessions. They were either taken into captivity, or slain, while the poor were left to till the land and eke out whatever meager existence they could.

Regarding the poor and those who deserted to Babylon before the city fell, Nathan Leal is mistaken in his audio message when he seeks to draw parallels to America. He has denigrated the poor and those who surrendered to Babylon, comparing them to those who make allegiance with the enemy. This reveals a failure to comprehend what was actually occurring. Yahweh through the prophet Jeremiah told the King of Judah and the people that they should give themselves up to Babylon for things would go better with them if they did. Yahweh told the people that He had sent the armies of Babylon as a judgment upon the wickedness of Jerusalem and they would surely prevail. He entreated His people to not resist His judgments. He promised those who surrendered that they would lose all their possessions and their freedom, but they would preserve their lives. He warned those who did not surrender that they would lose their lives as well as their possessions.

It was the will of Yahweh that His people not resist His judgment, nor hold to a false hope that they would not be conquered. Similarly, those who would seek to resist the judgment pronounced against America, those who seek to employ carnal means to stave off the enemy, will suffer the greatest loss. People of God, let me say plainly that it is not the will of God that you seek to preserve the freedoms and prosperity of America. Yahweh has pronounced judgment against her and it will not turn back.

Jerusalem would not have been given into the hands of the King of Babylon had they not already had Babylon in their hearts. The people lusted after the pleasures and prosperity of Babylon. They turned away from a path of righteousness and embraced idolatry and many abominations. The same is true of America today and of the church that is within her borders. John wrote the following about Babylon.

Revelation 18:2-5
"Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place of demons and a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird. For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the passion of her immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed acts of immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the wealth of her sensuality." I heard another voice from heaven, saying, "Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues; for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.”

For generations now America has been a dwelling place of demons and a prison of unclean spirits. She has poured forth her immorality to the nations, causing others to drink of the same. Yahweh has been calling His people who dwell in the midst of Babylon to “Come our of her, My people!” Many Christians have heeded the call to come out of apostate churches, and to disengage from the pursuit of the American dream of ease and prosperity. Those who have not heeded the Spirit’s voice have been caught up in the sins of Babylon, and they risk partaking of the plagues which are coming.

People of God, I do not know precisely what the upcoming days will bring. I am not prophesying that Washington, D.C. will be burned with literal fire. It is possible that she will, but it is also possible that the destruction of the White House and Capitol during the 13th Congress foreshadows the destruction of the institutions that meet in those buildings. The American system of Republican democracy is ending. The separation of powers instilled in the Constitution by America’s founders have been breached. The walls have come down. The government has run amok. America’s government has fallen into the control of foreigners who seek their own welfare and care not for the citizens of the nation. The people of America have brought this judgment upon themselves. America’s fall and ruin is certain.

This leads me to a final point and I will close this post as it is getting lengthy. When Barack Obama campaigned for a second term in office he used a question and answer format to drum up support. His campaign website listed the question “Are You In?” The suggested answer was “I’m in!”

It was pointed out to me that the question “Are You In?” in the shorthand that people are accustomed to use in text messages and in e-mails would be conveyed as follows:


The people of America have voted. Yahweh will give them what has been promised.

2013 is the year of the serpent. It is shaping up to be a year of  rebellion, apostasy, defection, corruption, disintegration, and revolution. There is a famine coming. The abundance of former years will be forgotten. Seek the Lord while He may be found.

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Old School Tools

Joseph Herrin (11-11-2012)

Cutting Grass Old School

Cutting grass provides time to reflect on a great many things. This is especially true if you are cutting grass the old fashioned way with no motors, no electricity, just basic tools that can be powered by man.

On the passenger side of my bus, the side the entry door is on, I had only about four feet of walkway. Beyond that the grass had been allowed to grow up in all its wild disarray. Much of it was knee high, and the weeds were more than waist high. I needed more cleared space as I wanted to tie out my dog Champ on that side of the bus, and put up an old chain link dog kennel that someone had left on the property.

Champ is getting larger now, and he is decidedly not an indoor dog. He loves the outdoors, and has so much nervous energy when inside my bus that I end up leaving him outside until it is time to put him in his pet crate for bedtime.

Some dogs also smell (like a dog), and Champ happens to be one of that breed. My family and I have had dogs that we kept indoors, and they did not smell. One of our dogs had curly hair like a poodle, though she looked like some type of terrier mix. She never smelled bad at all, and we never gave her a bath unless she had one of her very infrequent groomings. Champ, however, has smelled like a dog since I brought him home. Living in the small confines of a bus, odors are quite noticeable. Even twice a week baths (for the dog, not me) did not seem to help. Consequently, I have determined that Yahweh intended Champ to be an outdoors dog. Surely this is why He had someone leave an old kennel, ten feet by ten feet, here at this remote rural location where I am now staying.

Grassy Challenge

Pictured above is the area I desired to clear. You can see where the mowed grass ends and the unkempt portion begins. The reel mower I recently purchased won’t cut such dense and tall grass. I needed another tool to attack this job with, so I began looking into purchasing an old fashioned scythe. I did a bit of research and found some videos online that made cutting grass with a scythe appear like child’s play. I love the video that loads on the Scythe Works page. It is an eclectic mix of 1960s Blowin in the Wind, flaming scythe on top of a tractor, and a rare young woman who is handling a scythe like an old pro.

It should be noted that the young woman in the video is using an Austrian style scythe. These are very different from the American scythes that have a reputation for being difficult to use. The Austrian scythes are quite a bit more expensive, so I contented myself with looking at American scythes. I figured I could tough it out since I had only a small area to clear.

Amazon sells the new scythes. You have to purchase the handle, which is called a snath, separate from the blade. The blades are made different lengths and curvatures depending on the usage they will be put to. It requires a different blade for cutting grass or hay than is required for clearing brush. I ended up finding a scythe for half the cost of a new one by searching on Ebay. I purchased the following unit.

I also purchased a sharpening stone to keep the blade sharp as I am working. Although I anticipated the American scythe being considerably more difficult to use than the Austrian one, I wasn’t quite prepared for reality. The scythe was a real hack and slash job. Having adjusted the handles correctly, adjusted the tilt of the blade, and getting the blade sharpened locally before using it, it still did not perform near my expectation. I even watched videos to see how to swing the scythe with the proper motion. Still, the job was sheer butchery. Nevertheless, it cut down and pulled up enough of the really thick undergrowth that I was enabled to get my reel mower to do the rest. It required about a dozen passes over every piece of ground with the reel mower to get the job done.

First Day’s Progress

I had only a couple hours the first evening to work on this task, but I was able to double the cleared space alongside my bus. The next day would be the get-er-done day. Yahweh provided me with a glorious Georgia Autumn day. The weather was perfect for working outside. The sun was shining. The temperature was mild all day long, and there was a light breeze blowing.

More Progress

A half day, and a few blisters later, I had enough area cleared to set up Champ’s new home. I had a canopy that was the same size as the dog kennel, so I provided Champ with a roof to his new home to keep the rain off of him.

Champ’s New Home

I received some real satisfaction getting this patch of ground cleared using my old school tools. I am constantly seeking to understand what the Father is speaking through such experiences. We serve a God who delights in communicating through everyday events. He can teach men about their call as disciples of Christ through their profession as fishermen, or teach a man how to be a leader of His people through tending sheep (Moses, David, etc.). I therefore anticipate the Father speaking to me regularly through the mundane experiences of this life.

In the Scriptures Yahweh compares the flesh of mankind to grass.

Isaiah 40:6-7
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.

I have always enjoyed the look of a well kept lawn. I once thought it would be wonderful to live beside a golf course with its mowed fairways and manicured greens. Yet the lives of most saints resemble the rough that is outside the fairways, being not too unlike the unkempt, unruly yard alongside my bus before it had been cut.

The Bible declares that the flesh of man must be cut away that a spiritual being might arise. One metaphor used in Scriptures is the illustration of scourging.

Hebrews 12:5-8
"My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; For whom the Lord loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives." If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons.

The Roman scourge consisted of a wooden handle to which strips of leather were attached. The leather had pieces of sharp metal, pottery, or other material attached to it. The scourge would be lashed across a man’s back where the sharp objects would bite and grab hold of the skin. As the scourge was pulled back the skin would be pulled off in ribbons.

Although this is a gruesome experience, it is an apt parable for that work the Father must accomplish in each one of our lives. The flesh must be removed, and its removal always involves suffering and pain. This is the reason most Christians’ lives resemble an unkempt field of grass. They have rejected suffering, and therefore they remain fleshly.

The most common illustration in the Bible for the removal of the flesh is the process of crucifixion. As the scythe and the mower are used on grass, the scourge and the cross are Yahweh’s chosen instruments to perform the work of getting man’s flesh in shape.

Galatians 5:24
Now those who belong to Christ Yahshua have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

As I worked on the yard alongside my bus I had to coax myself repeatedly to endure a little bit more. My back was sore, my arms were turning to jelly. I developed blisters on my right hand. Yet, I kept thinking about how nice the yard would look, and how useful it would be, when I finished the job. With a vision of the end result in my mind, I pressed on and got the job done. When I was finished I sat down in a chair and looked with satisfaction on what had been accomplished.

Such a parable should need no explanation. However, I will comment on one aspect of this labor. The Father has not led me to purchase a gas mower, or weed-eater, or other power equipment. I sensed Him guiding me to get these old fashioned, labor intensive, but proven tools to get the job done. They are decidedly “old school.” And here I am living in a forty year old school bus. My entire experience is decidedly old school.

As I reflected on this I sensed the Father saying that the church must return to the old and proven instruments of His choosing to get the body of Christ in shape, prepared for the return of Yahshua, in these last days. The cross has been rejected by the people of God, but there is no acceptable substitute. There is suffering ahead for Yahweh’s sons and daughters, yet there will also be great grace along the way. He would have us all to keep the vision in mind of the transformation He is bringing forth through experiences of suffering and pain.

II Corinthians 4:17
For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison...

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

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

America Has Voted

Joseph Herrin (11-07-2012)

If you understood and accepted those things I recently shared in the series titled Dragon Flood (Link), you will agree that it didn’t matter whether Obama or Romney were elected to the top political office in the nation. Both men were picked by the hidden hand that guides this nation. They are both servants of the same masters.

Two Heads, Same Beast

As I perused the news coverage online this morning I encountered numerous pictures of Democrats rejoicing with extreme jubilation because Barack Obama had been re-elected to another four year term. There were also photos throughout the main news portals showing Republican supporters of Mitt Romney with expressions of great disappointment and sorrow. Some were even weeping.

Both responses reveal the success of Satan’s deception. He has convinced the majority of Americans that their vote actually makes a difference, that the nation’s course would have been better, or worse, depending on who got elected. Truly, the whole earth lies in the power of the evil one, the great deceiver who deceives the whole world (Revelation 12:9). The truth is, a vote for Barack Obama is a vote for Luciferian government, and a vote for Mitt Romney is a vote for Luciferian government.

In the series Dragon Flood it was shown that America was founded by men under the inspiration of Lucifer. They were predominantly Freemasons. The Headquarters of the American Revolution was the Green Dragon Tavern in Boston, owned by Freemasons. A Masonic lodge occupied the upper story of this building. The men who planned and carried out The Boston Tea Party were members of St. Andrew’s Lodge of Freemasonry which met at the Green Dragon.

It was shown that every government building in Washington, D.C. was initiated with a Masonic cornerstone laying ceremony. This involved in every instance as far back as George Washington the offering of corn, oil, and wine, following the pattern of the Baal offerings of the Old Testament.

Hosea 2:8
For she did not know that I gave her corn, and wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver and gold, which they prepared for Baal.

The capitol of the Nation, Washington, D.C., was laid out according to occult designs by Freemasons. The White House, the home of the President, is located with specific design to show forth the Luciferian control of the nation and the influence of Freemasonry as its guiding light.

Washington, D.C. Occult Street Plan

Note that the bottom point of the pentagram rests upon the White House. Thirteen blocks above the White House is the House of the Temple, the headquarters of Freemasonry in all of North America. When one sees that this is actually a representation of Satan as Baphomet, they can discern the darkness of the governmental system in America.

Baphomet/Goathead of Mendes

This symbol of Satan found on a tarot card is laid out in the street plans of the nation’s capitol. Note that the bottom point of the pentagram rests upon the head of the beast. This symbolizes the mind of Lucifer, and in Washington, D.C. this point is fixed directly upon the White House. The flame above the head of the goat corresponds to the House of the Temple. It symbolizes that the esoteric teachings of Freemasonry serve as the light of America.

I have had correspondence with Christians in recent days about the election. One brother mentioned hearing a sermon by pastor David Jeremiah where he urged all Christians in America to vote. It was clear from his message that Mitt Romney was the best choice for American Christians. It was suggested in this minister’s message that Christians would be sinning if they did not vote.

Matthew 24:24-25
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before.

The word “Christ” means “anointed one.” A prophet is one who purports to speak for God. In suggesting that Romney was God’s man for America, Christians are declaring him to be God’s anointed. If it is God’s will to vote for this man, and it is a sin to fail to do so, then this must be God’s anointed.

Deception truly abounds in the church today. The eyes of the people of God have grown dim. They have become spiritually blind. They believe a vote for Satan is actually a vote for Christ. How is it that Christians have not considered that this man they were supporting is an adherent of a false religion? Mitt Romney is a Mormon, a religion that has adopted a false and lying book as equal to Scripture. Indeed, the Book of Mormon supersedes the Bible among Mormon’s for all that is in the Bible is interpreted through the filter of the Book of Mormon.

Have Christians not considered the origin of Mormonism, that it began in Masonic Lodges called Mormon Lodges, and that most of the founders of this false religion were Freemasons?

The Mormon undergarments worn by Joseph Smith bear the symbols of the compass and the square over the breasts. These are Masonic symbols. Mitt Romney, as all faithful Temple Mormons, wears similar undergarments today. The Mormon religion originated in Nauvoo, Illinois where it met in Masonic Lodges. Today there is a Mormon Temple in Nauvoo. Its facade is decorated with numerous pentagrams.

Nauvoo Temple Pentagrams

Note especially the inverted pentagram set in a round window. All occultists recognize this as a symbol of Satanic worship.

Sigil of Baphomet


Despite the assertions of those who claim that Mormon’s worship the Christ of the Bible, this saying is false. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, as Mormonism is called, teaches a false image of Christ. It asserts that Lucifer and Jesus were brothers. It teaches that Yahweh is a procreating God (He has sex and produces offspring carnally). Salvation is achieved much as it is in the teachings of Freemasonry. As men grow in the knowledge of the mysteries of Mormonisn/Freemasonry, they ascend closer to a state of godhood. The Temple Mormon’s are initiated even as are Freemasons. They share a great commonality.

The Nauvoo Temple is not the only Mormon building with Luciferian/Masonic symbols. The Mormon Tabernacle in Salt lake City is adorned with the same.

All Seeing Eye on East and West Entries to Mormon Tabernacle

All Seeing Eye with Masonic Handshake

Pentagram Inside Circle on Salt Lake City Tabernacle

I am sure Mitt Romney would have been right at home in the White House, for he has spent much time in buildings marked by the inverted pentagram. The Mormon religion is as false as the Muslim faith that Barack Obama adheres to. Lucifer is the author of both. No matter what man had been elected, the same Satanic policies would have been carried forth. Barack Obama has been a champion of homosexuality. He has been a supporter of abortion without restrictions. He has promoted that which is abominable in the sight of God, and nothing would have changed under the Presidency of Mitt Romney.

In 2003 Mitt Romney was governor of Massachusetts. That same year gay marriage was approved by the Massachusetts Supreme Court. Despite having a self-professed pro-life, pro-family governor, gay marriage became the law of the land under Romney’s governorship. This is how Satan operates. He raises up men who profess to stand for that which is moral and right, but these men appear to be thwarted in their desire to promote morality.

For four years during the Presidency of George W. Bush, in the years 2003-2007, the Presidency was in the hands of the Republicans, and both the Senate and the House of Representatives had a Republican majority. Yet, nothing changed policy wise. Abortion continued to be available in all the land. The murder of the unborn proceeded unabated. The Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, permitting homosexuals to serve in the military, was not challenged. States, such as Massachusetts began to embrace gay marriage. An unbiased reflection of actual events reveals that the immoral policies of America’s government are not hindered in years that Republicans are in office. Whether Democrats or Republicans are in the majority, the degeneracy of America continues to advance, while righteousness is further trampled.

Yesterday, election day in America, two states, Washington and Colorado, voted to make recreational use of marijuana legal. Four states had legislation favorable to gay marriage pass. In Maryland proponents of gay marriage had been defeated 32 times prior to the vote yesterday. Wisconsin elected the first female from their state to serve in the Senate, and she is also the first openly lesbian member to be elected to the U.S. Senate.

The trend in America is toward decadence. The nation is in moral, spiritual, political and economic decline. The majority have voted. The majority are celebrating their victories. Watch the crowd celebrating as Tammy Baldwin, the new Senator from Wisconsin, boasts of her victory. She begins by stating “The voice of the people has been heard.”

The words of Tammy Baldwin are typical of the hour. They are words of deceit. She says she will fight for the family, yet she is in favor of the murder of the unborn. She says she will fight for the family, but she has abandoned the role of the woman as wife and mother. She has even abandoned the natural function of the woman, and has embraced that which is unnatural and contrary to the righteousness of God. She seeks to rule over men, and the world applauds. How different are the judgments of man and Yahweh!

Isaiah 3:11-12
Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him. As for my people, youths are their oppressors, and women rule over them.

In the video above the citizens of America are celebrating unrighteousness. The loudest applause is not found when the economy is mentioned, nor protecting senior citizen’s retirement, or the rights of returning soldiers. The most enthusiastic response comes when it is mentioned that a woman will now rule over the people of the state, and that this woman is a homosexual.

Isaiah 5:20-24
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!... Therefore, as a tongue of fire consumes stubble and dry grass collapses into the flame, so their root will become like rot and their blossom blow away as dust; For they have rejected the law of Yahweh of hosts and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

America has voted. She has chosen abominations. In an hour when the country is in great economic decline; when millions are out of work and have exhausted all unemployment benefits; at a time when 46 million Americans are receiving food stamps and 49 percent of Americans live in households that receive some form of government benefits, the citizens of the nation have shown no regard for God. There is no turning away from sin, but rather a continual celebration of all that Yahweh has declared unrighteous. Yahweh has judged nations that have embraced abominations. Judgment even now stands at the door of America.

Please read the following words carefully. They are words for America. They are words for the hour that is now at hand. America has voted and God will recompense her for her actions.

Ezekiel 7:4-9
“For My eye will have no pity on you, nor will I spare you, but I will bring your ways upon you, and your abominations will be among you; then you will know that I am Yahweh! Thus says Yahweh God, ‘A disaster, unique disaster, behold it is coming! An end is coming; the end has come! It has awakened against you; behold, it has come! Your doom has come to you, O inhabitant of the land. The time has come, the day is near - tumult rather than joyful shouting on the mountains. Now I will shortly pour out My wrath on you and spend My anger against you; judge you according to your ways and bring on you all your abominations. My eye will show no pity nor will I spare. I will repay you according to your ways, while your abominations are in your midst; then you will know that I, Yahweh, do the smiting.’”

As disciples of Christ, the Christian is a citizen of a heavenly kingdom. The Bible describes the elect of God as “aliens and strangers” in this earth. The saints should not have a terrestrial concept of their identity, nor a nationalistic point of view. Those who have advocated that the Christian should vote, even if their vote is for the “lesser of two evils,” have not comprehended the mind of Christ. A vote for evil is a vote for evil.

I have shared with a number of saints the admonition of the apostle Paul. He declared:

I Timothy 5:22
Do not lay hands upon anyone too hastily and thereby share responsibility for the sins of others; keep yourself free from sin.

The laying on of hands was a sign of endorsement. Laying hands on someone was to give them a vote of confidence. Voting today is similarly a form of endorsement. When a Christian casts a ballot for a wicked man, the sins that man commits become their sins. They become sharers in the responsibility for the actions he takes. The counsel of Paul is to “keep yourself free from sin.” Do not be hasty to “lay hands upon anyone.”

In an hour of great darkness where liars abound and the emissaries of Satan masquerade as ministers of light, the Christian needs to show great caution in identifying with others. Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. Come out from among them and be separate. Keep yourself free from sin.

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