Monday, January 28, 2013

Divine Patterns

Joseph Herrin (01-28-2013)

Ecclesiastes 1:9
That which has been is that which will be, and that which has been done is that which will be done.

Pharaoh’s Dream

Recently I found myself questioning whether I had gotten out of the will of the Father by focusing so much on current events, and warnings of calamitous, and troublous days that are soon to come. At times I wrestle against my soul’s sense of what is right and appropriate for a minister, or a Christian to be doing. I want to be teaching doctrine, or serving up expository teaching from the Scriptures. Occasionally I receive criticism from a reader suggesting that I am focusing too much on “gloom and doom” messages.

I tend to be quite introspective anyway. I am quick to consider my ways, and to ask Yahweh to reveal whether I have gotten off track in some area. I recognize that prophetic, current-event focused writings are more popular than doctrinal teaching. I don’t want to fall into error by catering to that which is desired by men. The ministry entrusted to me was granted by Yahshua, and He is the One I seek to please.

Recently I have had invitations to appear on a number of radio programs, and to have my writings posted as a regular feature on a very popular “Christian” end times website that receives 6 million visitors a month. The opportunity was not particularly “tempting” to me. I don’t desire a larger ministry for the sake of becoming more “successful.” I am not seeking to be increased in material possessions. Yahweh has been faithful to meet my material needs. Having food and covering, I am content.

I would like truth to be received by a larger number of people who are prepared to receive it. It is my perception, however, that the vast majority who visit these popular sites do not love truth. Yahweh told me some years back that He was giving me a message for a “remnant.” He also told me that my life would bear striking similarities to my namesake, Joseph the son of Jacob.

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

Yahweh’s focus at this time is also on the preservation of a remnant. The pattern is “first the natural, then the spiritual.” The preservation of the people of God in this hour is primarily a spiritual deliverance. Many will lose their physical lives while preserving their spiritual lives.

Romans 8:35-37
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Just as it is written, "For Thy sake we are being put to death all day long; We were considered as sheep to be slaughtered." But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.

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

It is appointed to the people of God to suffer many things. There is a Joseph Company who have been called of Yahweh to experience suffering before their brothers. Joseph was sold as a slave into Egypt, and further suffered an unjust sentence that resulted in his imprisonment. Thirteen years elapsed from the time Joseph received dreams of promotion until he was brought out of Pharaoh’s prison and set over all the people of the land. His brothers were living as free men, pursuing whatever their soul’s desired, while Joseph endured hardship. For Joseph’s brothers, there was a time appointed for them to also suffer. Their descendants would know slavery in the land of Egypt as Joseph had known.

I have shared in other writings the many parallels between Joseph, the son of Jacob and Yahshua, the Son of God. Both were dwelling in glory and honor with their fathers when their father asked them to leave their glory and go check on their brethren. Both submitted to their father’s will freely. Both Joseph and Yahshua had their outer garments stripped from them. Both were numbered among the transgressors. Both men experienced a death and resurrection experience (Joseph was reported dead by his brothers, to be found alive many years later.) Joseph’s brother Judah proposed the idea of selling him for 20 pieces of silver. Judas (the Greek form of Judah) sold Yahshua for 30 pieces of silver. Both faced temptation and overcame it. Joseph was tempted by Potipher’s wife and refused her sexual advances. Yahshua was tempted by Satan in the wilderness and rejected his proposals. After enduring suffering, both were raised to a position of glory and honor.

Many more parallels could be cited. This is sufficient, however, to reveal that Yahweh repeats certain patterns among mankind. The words of Solomon are true words. “That which has been is that which will be, and that which has been done is that which will be done.”

Yahweh is repeating patterns again at the end of the age. There are sons who have been sent ahead of their brothers to endure suffering and reproaches, to dwell apart, and to be lightly esteemed. Their experiences have been ordained to prepare them for roles that have been determined for them from ancient times. Even as Joseph and Yahshua provided salvation for many, there is a Joseph company that has been prepared for this hour to instruct, guide, and provide for the saints of God. Joseph fed the nations with the grain he had stored up in the years of abundance. Yahshua fed the multitudes by multiplying the fish and loaves, and to His disciples He said, “My flesh is true meat, and My blood is true drink.” He was the true bread that came down out of heaven to feed the world.

In this last hour there are those who have been storing up spiritual grain received from Yahweh’s table. An hour of spiritual famine is coming when these ones will be sought out. What was lightly regarded in days of plenty will be greatly desired as if it were a matter of life and death.

Amos 8:11
“The days are coming,” declares Yahweh God, “when I will send a famine through the land - not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of Yahweh.”

As I contemplated whether I was straying from the message Yahweh would have me to proclaim, the Spirit reminded me that part of the pattern of Joseph’s life was to interpret signs, and to give warning of the calamity to come upon the world. It was granted to Joseph to understand types and shadows, and to counsel those with ears to hear, regarding the things to shortly come to pass upon the earth. The Father has opened my eyes, and the eyes of other men and women in this hour, to discern parables, and to unravel enigmas, to disclose to those with spiritual sight and hearing the things to come.

Shortly after receiving this affirmation from the Father I was at Walmart and spied a video in a large bin of $5 movies. It was the animated feature titled “Joseph - King of Dreams.” The Spirit bore witness once more that we are in a time when a divine pattern is being fulfilled. The majority of Jews in Christ’s day rejected the words of Yahshua, Yahweh’s messenger. This resulted in great calamity, and loss of life.

Luke 19:41-44
And when He approached, He saw the city and wept over it, saying, "If you had known in this day, even you, the things which make for peace! But now they have been hidden from your eyes. For the days shall come upon you when your enemies will throw up a bank before you, and surround you, and hem you in on every side, and will level you to the ground and your children within you, and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not recognize the time of your visitation."

In the recent post titled Heavenly Harbinger I mentioned the comet that appeared over Jerusalem prior to the great slaughter in A.D. 70. The article mentioned that a celestial sword is predicted to be observed over the earth once more in this current year. Peace will be removed from the earth. Those who are promising peace and safety are speaking vanity and falsehood.

Last night a brother in Europe made known to me a profound parable that occurred. The Pope in Rome had convened a special service to commemorate the millions of Jews who lost their lives at the hands of the Nazis. He called for world resolve to keep any similar thing from ever occurring again. As a symbol of the peace, and the end of racial strife, the Pope released a dove from the balcony upon which he was standing. As he did so, a seagull swooped in to attack the dove, driving it into a wall.

What a profound parable is observed in this event! There are false prophets who are promising peace, but there will be no peace. The dove is a symbol of peace, a symbol of the Holy Spirit, and therefore a symbol of those filled with the Spirit. Doves are NOT violent birds. They are innocent and harmless.

Matthew 10:16
“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.”

There is a message for the saints in this event. The dove did not fight back. He sought an avenue of escape. He fled from his attacker rather than fighting back in a contest that he could not win. The dove escaped, and so too would Yahweh encourage His people to not take up arms in the coming troublous days when peace is removed from the earth. Let them flee to the wilderness where a place has been prepared for them.

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 the woman fled into the wilderness where she had a place prepared by God, so that there she might be nourished for one thousand two hundred and sixty days.

Even as Israel fled into the wilderness in the days of Moses where they received provision from the Lord, so too will a people be led into a wilderness experience in the coming days to experience the same. The Israelites had no natural, tangible, source of provision as they followed Yahweh. There were no grocery stores, no outdoor markets. They had to trust Yahweh for a supernatural provision. It will be so again in the days to come. Without the mark of the beast, the people of God will not be able to buy or sell. They will have to trust Yahweh for a miraculous provision.

The Israelites had all that they fed upon in Egypt taken from them. They were provided bread from heaven and water from the rock. The people of God will have the fleshly things they have been feeding their souls upon stripped away in coming days that they might begin to regard the spiritual food that comes from the Father. Many will murmur and complain bitterly, for their souls desire flesh to eat.

For those who will not rebel against the will of God, ministers after the pattern of Moses and Joseph will appear to feed them. Right now, however, in a time where unfaithful ministers are enticing the saints with delicate dainties, and fleshly foods, that which is spiritual, an lacking in appeal to the flesh, is disdained.

One of the reasons I was led to turn down the invitations to appear on radio, or to affiliate myself with other sites, is that I perceive a true spiritual hunger is not yet present among the people of God. Indeed, it will never be present in more than a remnant of God’s people in the coming days. We are cautioned to not give what is holy to the dogs, nor to cast pearls before swine, lest they turn and rend us.

We are seeing many divine patterns fulfilled in this hour. The Father has assured me that it is His Spirit that is directing me to sound forth a warning. Before the world was created, Yahweh appointed specific roles to each of His children. I magnify my calling only to encourage those who read these words to take heed. This is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in my sight.

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Sunday, January 27, 2013

February 3rd, 2013

Joseph Herrin (01-27-2013)

Image from Mercedes Super Bowl Commercial Teaser

A reader posted a link to a teaser commercial for an upcoming Super Bowl commercial. He asked me to share my thoughts on it. I had just a short time earlier read an article that made reference to The Day The Music Died, an expression describing the date in 1959 when Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper died in a plane crash. When I saw the Super Bowl Commercial my memory was triggered, and I realized that this upcoming ball game, the biggest televised spectacle of the year, will be held on the anniversary of this event.

I believe it was the Father’s will that I make this connection that I might understand what is being signified in the commercial, and receive a further witness of what the year 2013 portends. Note in the image above that the only part of the date going up in flames is the number 13, denoting this present year.

I am including a link to the video below. If you are reading this on the web, the video is embedded in this blog post. Before viewing it, let me alert you to some things to watch for. The video shows a New Orleans’ café. New Orleans is noted for its wickedness. Yahweh twice struck the city in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina (Purity) and Hurricane Rita (Pearl, denoting purity), both struck the city, breached the levies, and flooded large sections of New Orleans. This occurred three days prior to Southern Decadence being held which is a large debauched, homosexual festival that celebrates perversity (not diversity). New Orleans leads the nation in murders per capita. It is truly a Satanic city.

In the video you will see a Jukebox power up and begin playing a song. The song selected is by The Rolling Stones, and is titled Sympathy For The Devil. The only lyrics you will hear in this commercial are the following:

Please allow me to introduce myself
I'm a man of wealth and taste
I've been around for a long, long year
Stole many a man’s soul and faith

That something beyond an automobile is being announced here is evident. This is a highly unusual song selection for a car advertisement. Satan, through the corporate and media masters of this world, is conveying a message. The only spoken words in the advertisement are the following:

Something powerful is coming.

See it February 3rd.

Mercedes Benz Commercial

Some things I have observed are the following. The commercial shows a nearly deserted street in what appears to be the French Quarter of New Orleans. This area is normally a hub of party-goers and festivity, yet there is no gaiety, no celebration taking place. This is also striking in the fact that the date of February 3, 2013 is featured, a date when New Orleans will be running over with Super Bowl revelers. In a sense, the music has died.

The ad then shows a Doberman Pinscher barking, and snarling viciously outside of the café window. Doberman’s are noted as watch dogs. Dogs have a keen sense of danger. It has often been reported that dogs will act threatened in the presence of some demonic influence. The dog’s actions indicate that a threat is present.

The doors then blow open and wind rushes in, being revealed by the swirling leaves on the ground. Spiritual forces are often symbolized by the wind, and in this case it is an evil wind. The leaves that enter the café are dead, for it is winter time. Death enters the room.

The patrons inside recognize something unusual is occurring. They turn their heads to look. The Jukebox, which was off, seemingly without power (another reference to the music dying), mysteriously comes on. That this is unusual is revealed in the face of the young woman who apparently works at the café. The song Sympathy For The Devil begins to play, revealing who it is that has entered.

The advertisement then switches to a close-in shot of the front of an automobile. Just one headlight is shown, a reference to the single all-seeing-eye atop the Illuminati pyramid symbol. The frame around the light bears some resemblance to the Egyptian Eye of Horus/Osiris.

Bear in mind again, that the only words spoken, conveying the esoteric message of this ad, are:

Something powerful is coming.

See it February 3rd.

We then see the date on the screen, and the number 13 going up in flames. The number 13 is sacred to occultists and the Illuminati. As mentioned in the Dragon Flood series, America’s founding fathers, largely Freemasons that met in Boston’s Green Dragon Tavern owned by Masons and which contained a lodge in the upper floor, chose to feature the number 13 prominently in all of their national symbols. They did this despite the fact that this number was considered evil the world over.

It requires 13 witches to convene a coven. The United Nations building in New York is 39 stories tall, and is divided into three sections of 13 floors.

U.N. Building

Under the video which was officially posted by Mercedes Benz to YouTube, the following description is given.

Published on Jan 19, 2013

In an old New Orleans cafe, a powerful force is undeniably present. What it is won't be revealed until the Super Bowl. Will you be watching?

It is evident that the “powerful force” in the commercial is Satan. This “teaser” commercial is stating that Satan will have some type of announcement to make at this Super Bowl event. This is not unusual, for last year’s Super Bowl that featured Madonna at the half-time show was a tour-de-force of Satanic proclamation. A black mass was performed, and Madonna in a preview leading up to the event stated:

“The Superbowl is kind of like the Holy of Holies in America. So here I am, I’ll come at halfway of the “church experience” and I’m gonna have to deliver a sermon. It’ll have to be very impactful.”

You can watch the interview at the link below:

The following image from last year’s Super Bowl half-time show reveals that this was truly a platform for a Satanic message to be delivered.

Note the pyramid formed of rays of light on the ground, with the All-Seeing-Eye of Lucifer blazing with fire. You can read more about last year’s Super Bowl here:

This year’s half-time show will feature some of the most overtly Satanic individuals in the music industry; Beyonce and Jay-Z. In 2008 Beyonce revealed that she had an alter ego named Sasha Fierce. This is the persona adopted by the singer as she channels an unclean spirit, becoming possessed by that spirit. The image below of Beyonce/Sasha Fierce reveals whom she serves.

Beyonce is holding what appears to be handlebars and mirrors from a motorcycle with an emblem of Baphomet, the goat headed, dual gender, god that is a symbol of Satan. This reveals that Beyonce is a vehicle of Satan. She is a chosen spokesperson of Baphomet, a purveyor of sin and unrighteousness.


Many people trace Beyonce’s turn to Satanism to her husband Jay-Z.

Jay-Z with “Do what thou wilt” Jacket

The expression “Do what thou wilt” is attributed to Satanist Aleister Crowley as the guiding principle of Satanism.

Satan has his chosen disciples in place to preach whatever dark message he has chosen for the world at this time. That something will be announced on this day is apparent.

Considering the fact that this Super Bowl will feature two brothers as head coaches opposing one another, it seems evident that civil war is near at hand. The image of the number 13 going up in flames indicates that the fuse will be lit this year. That this Satanic event and announcement is being made on February 3rd indicates that America is fast approaching the hour when the music will die, and joy and mirth will flee.

Isaiah 24:5-12
The earth is also polluted by its inhabitants, for they transgressed laws, violated statutes, broke the everlasting covenant. Therefore, a curse devours the earth, and those who live in it are held guilty. Therefore, the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men are left. The new wine mourns, the vine decays, all the merry-hearted sigh. The gaiety of tambourines ceases, the noise of revelers stops, the gaiety of the harp ceases. They do not drink wine with song; Strong drink is bitter to those who drink it. The city of chaos is broken down; Every house is shut up so that none may enter. There is an outcry in the streets concerning the wine; All joy turns to gloom. The gaiety of the earth is banished. Desolation is left in the city...

Ever since Barack Obama’s first presidential inauguration a great emphasis has been laid upon Don McLean’s hit song American Pie. The greatest show on earth will be held this year on the anniversary of the event Don McLean sang about. To understand what is coming upon the earth, one need only consider the lyrics of this song. Consider the following lines of this song, and how they relate to fires of destruction.

So come on, Jack be nimble, Jack be quick
Jack Flash sat on a candlestick
'Cause fire is the devil's only friend

Oh, and as I watched him on the stage
My hands were clenched in fists of rage
No angel born in Hell
Could break that Satan's spell

And as the flames climbed high into the night
To light the sacrificial rite
I saw Satan laughing with delight
The day the music died

Don McLean understood that he had received these lyrics from a divine source. The label of the 45 record on which this single appeared contains the words “Mayday Music” and “Yahweh Tunes.”

At his first inaugural celebration, President Obama joined 500,000 Americans in front of the Lincoln Memorial and sang the words of this song.

Hosting this event in front of the Lincoln Memorial signifies that a new time of civil strife is coming to America. Once more the nation will experience great slaughter as brother takes up arms against brother. As it was in Lincoln’s day, so it will be again as America is torn asunder by political and social strife.

February 3, 2013 is a day to watch. It is a day to be sober. It is a day full of signs. The world will watch brother warring against brother. It will all occur on The Day the Music Died.

For those who missed the link to the video showing the Harbaugh brothers at a Civil War re-enactment, I will include it here.

Following are the full lyrics to the song American Pie.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Heavenly Harbinger

Joseph Herrin (01-24-2013)

Great Comet of 1861

Yahweh is gracious to supply multiple witnesses of what is coming to the earth. These witnesses are from widely varying sources. The Father gives words of prophecy, signs on the earth, dreams and visions, and a host of other testimonies, that His sons and daughters might recognize the hour they live in, and prepare their hearts to stand in a day of trouble. One profound witness Yahweh has often used to denote profound events on the earth is signs in the heavens. One of the most famous heavenly signs has become known as the star of Bethlehem that announced the birth of the Messiah.

Matthew 2:1-2
Now after Yahshua was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, "Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east, and have come to worship Him."

Christians today give little attention to heavenly signs. Some have come to equate signs in the heavens with astrology and the occult. This is error. Christians who forsake heavenly signs will be throwing away one of the means by which Yahweh communicates to mankind. The Son of God told His disciples that His return would be preceded by signs in the heavens.

Luke 21:25-26
And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars and upon the earth, dismay among nations in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world...

From ancient times comets have been perceived among the nations as harbingers of woe. They typically are interpreted as indications of warfare and bloodshed, for they appear as swords that are stretched out over the earth.

Comets have inspired dread, fear, and awe in many different cultures and societies around the world and throughout time. They have been branded with such titles as "the Harbinger of Doom" and "the Menace of the Universe."

They have been regarded both as omens of disaster and messengers of the gods. Why is it that comets are some of the most feared and venerated objects in the night sky? Why did so many cultures cringe at the sight of a comet?

Image: Types of cometary forms, illustrations from Johannes Hevelius' Cometographia (Danzig, 1668)

Others thought that the elongated comet looked like a fiery sword blazing across the night sky, a traditional sign of war and death. Such a message from the gods could only mean that their wrath would soon be unleashed onto the people of the land. Such ideas struck fear into those who saw comets dart across the sky.

Many have relegated such interpretations as superstition, not recognizing that the God who rules over the affairs of men also rules the heavens. The plan of God has been established from ancient times, and the heavens were set in motion with a precision that is difficult to fathom. At the appointed time the star appeared over Bethlehem, having been set on its course far back in the dimmy past. So too has the Father set the comets, these “dirty snow balls” of ice, rock, and dust, on their trajectories with precision that they might appear at the right moment to serve as signs of events upon the earth.

Isaiah 46:9-11
“For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is no one like Me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things which have not been done, saying,'My purpose will be established, and I will accomplish all My good pleasure'; Calling a bird of prey (a raven?) from the east, the man of My purpose from a far country (Barack Hussein Obama?). Truly I have spoken; truly I will bring it to pass. I have planned it, surely I will do it.”

The ancients have referred to comets as “celestial swords.” Yahweh has used comets as heavenly harbingers, announcing warfare and times of great destruction. In the year A.D. 66, a great comet was observed over Jerusalem, remaining visible as an outstretched sword for an entire year. Astronomers believe this was an appearing of Halley’s Comet, which appears every 76 years. This comet varies greatly in appearance from one pass to another. In the year A.D. 66 its visage was spectacular. It was the year that the Jews sought to cast off the yoke of Rome, resulting in the destruction of Jerusalem and the slaughter of a million Jews by A.D. 70.

The year A.D. 66 is considered by astronomers one in which Halley’s comet made an appearance; they base their conclusion on at least two contemporary Chinese observations. That was the year in which the Jews of Judea launched their Great Revolt against Rome. The Jewish historian Josephus (Wars of the Jews, Book VI) blamed the fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of its holy Temple on the misinterpretation by the Jews of the heavenly signs that preceded the revolt: “a star resembling a sword which stood over the city, a comet that continued a whole year.”

The wood carving above is attributed to Josephus and depicts Jerusalem during the time of the Roman siege. Note the image of the comet, appearing like a drawn sword over the city.

Moving forward to more recent times, another spectacular comet was observed in 1861. It was described as a “Great Comet,” an expression reserved for the most spectacularly visible comets. This comet’s appearance coincided with the beginning of the American Civil War which is dated from April 12, 1861 to May 9, 1865.

The Great Comet by Jeremy Johnson
The Great Comet of 1861 was discovered by John Tebbutt in Australia on May 13th, 1861.

A “great comet” is one that can not only be seen from Earth, but is also exceptionally bright. Also, it doesn’t refer to the comet in so far as it refers to a particular appearance of a comet. For example, when Halley’s Comet visited the Earth in 1910, it was bright enough to be considered a “great comet.” However, in 1986 it was not bright enough to be considered a “great comet.” The most recent great comet event is McNaught Comet’s close approach in 2007, but the most famous one that happened relatively recently was Hale-Bopp in the 1990s.

While there were several great comets in the 19th Century, the 1861 comet was the most noteworthy. It was one of the brightest comets of all time, outshining all the stars in the sky, just barely excepting the Sun. In addition, the Earth passed so close to the comet that it physically entered its tail for two days. This bright period occurred in late-June/early-July of 1861, but it was at least visible in the sky without a telescope from May to August of that year.

It passed into the northern hemisphere on the 29th of June. On the Fourth of July, a soldier from the Second Wisconsin wrote this about the body:

“We have been visited for a week past by a very large comet which at full day appears very bright and transparent; late at night the tail stretched nearly to the Zenith while the star was near the horizon.” (In other words, it stretched from the nearly very top of the sky to the edge of the horizon. - Jeremy)

The comet soon became a significant sight for the American audience, and in turn it was used in period media referencing the impending Civil War. This is not surprising, as comets – particularly great comets – were seen as harbingers of death and destruction for millennia. In this case, the comet was an accurate predictor of upcoming events, as it was still visible in the sky as troops came up to line near the Bull Run tributary.

America’s citizens in 1861 made the connection between this comet and the onset of war. A cover for Vanity Fair magazine depicted the comet with Union General Winfield Scott’s head appearing where the nucleus would be. Scott advocated that war was the only way in which to bring the secessionist states back into the Union. In the image his hair, the comet’s tail, is fashioned of bayonets.

There has never been a bloodier period of American history. More men were slain in this war than all other American wars combined. That a spectacular comet accompanied the onset of war was certainly a divine testimony of the great slaughter to come. Some list the number of those killed on both sides to be more than 800,000 with another 300,000 wounded. It was truly a time of deep divide as brother fought against brother. Following are two accounts of the spectacular comet that appeared at the beginning of the war. The first is from an observer in England.

As the long midsummer Sunday drew to a close, there was noticed a strange appearance in the sky. E. J. Lowe, at Beaston, said, "The sky had a yellow, auroral, glare-like look, and the sun, though shining, gave but a feeble light…in our parish church the vicar had the pulpit candles lighted at seven o'clock, a proof that a sensation of darkness was felt even with the sun shining." J. R. Hind, in London, told the Times; "there was a peculiar phosphorescence or illumination of the sky, which I attributed at the time to an auroral glare; it was remarked by other persons as something unusual." Even before the sun set, the comet became visible. E. J. Lowe saw it first at 7.49 p.m. (GMT), when it had no tail, and looked like "Jupiter in a fog, only much larger." By 9 p.m. the tail was visible, and by 10.30 it was 45° long, rising vertically and spreading out until it was three times the diameter of the Moon.

Julia Taft Bayne, a playmate of the Lincoln children in the White House, recalled seventy years later how, while watching the comet’s pyrotechnics, a Negro woman of Washington predicted:

You see dat big fire sword blazin’ in the sky? De handle’s to’rd de Norf and de point to’rd de Souf and de Norf’s gwine take dat sword and cut de Souf’s heart out. But dat Linkum man, chilluns, if he takes de sword, he’s gwine perish by it...

On the Fourth of July, the New York Herald ran this:

The present is a year productive of strange and surprising events. It is one prolific of revolution and abounding in great and startling novelties. Our own country is resounding with war’s alarms, and half a million of Northern and Southern men are preparing to engage in a deadly conflict. And meanwhile all Europe is threatened with one tremendous revolution, growing out of our own, which will shake thrones to their foundations. The premonitory symptoms of change are already observable here and there. Even Russia will not escape; for the troubles in Poland and the emancipation of the serfs have already made her empire ripe for revolt. In China and Japan, too, the hand of revolution is also busy. This is indeed  a wonderful year; for while all the world is more or less filled with apprehension and commotion, a luminous messenger makes its appearance in the heavens, to the consternation of astronomers... That we are entering, to say the least, upon a new and important epoch in the history of the world, all these wars and rumors of wars, these miracles on earth and marvels in the sky, would seem to indicate.

Pictured above is a photographic print of the Great Comet of 1861. You can readily imagine two swords drawn, arising from the same source, reflecting the situation upon the earth as brother drew sword against brother, and a nation was plunged into a bloody civil war.

In recent posts I have written of impending civil strife arising once more on American soil. That the powers behind the government of the nation are preparing for massive unrest is readily observed. I have made mention of signs on the earth, and prophetic experiences among the saints, announcing a great conflict to come. America will once again experience a time similar to the period when Lincoln was President. The witnesses to what is approaching are numerous, including for the first time ever a Super Bowl that will feature two brother as head coaches of opposing teams facing off against one another before a worldwide audience.

These signs would not be complete, however, without a confirming sign in the heavens. There are two comets set to make a close approach to the Earth in 2013. Read the amazing description of the Comet known as ISON.

Spectacular heavenly show expected this year
Comet ISON to pass through asteroid belt, sidestep Mars

Later this year, Comet ISON will pass through the asteroid belt, enter the Inner Solar System and sidestep Mars on its way past Earth, putting on what scientists expect will be a spectacular heavenly show that is not to be missed.

Astronomers are calling it the “comet of the century.”

Comets offer one of the most spectacular celestial scenes the unaided human eye can see. By November or December, ISON is expected to be brighter than a full moon. Some believe it will be up to 15 times brighter.

While ISON may prove to be brighter than any other comet of the last century, this trip may also be its swan song, as it is projected to end its flight in a fiery death in the sun.

Comets are made of several parts. The core, or nucleus, is a solid snowball of dust and ice. As the comet nears the sun, the nucleus heats up, releasing the mixture of gas, called the coma, and dust, which forms the tail. There is also a plasma ion tail, which can be several hundred million miles long.

Occasionally, a comet is dislodged from its orbit and makes its way toward Earth.

Comet ISON, currently in the vicinity of Jupiter, was discovered by two Russian amateur astronomers, Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok, using a 16-inch International Scientific Optical Network telescope in Vitebsk, Belarus. The comet possibly came from the Kuiper Belt, a region of icy small bodies beyond Neptune.

ISON, for the moment, is a faint object, visible only in sophisticated telescopes, but that will change in the next few months.

British astronomer David Whitehouse, in the London Independent, reports that by the end of summer, it will become visible in small telescopes and binoculars.

By October, the comet will pass close to Mars, and it will start to become exciting. The surface of the comet will begin to shift as it nears the sun. As it continues to warm, the surface will crack, releasing small puffs of gas from its core, forming the comet’s tail. Slowly at first, but with increasing energy, the gas and dust will reflect even more of the sun’s light

By autumn, the view should be remarkable.

Astronomers have calculated that the comet will not impact Earth, however, it will pass less than 800,000 miles away from Earth, making it easily visible...

Note: The statement above about the comet passing 800,000 miles from earth is incorrect. It will pass approximately 800,000 miles from the surface of the sun. Its closest approach to earth will be approximately 39 million miles distance.

Looking into the names of the two Russian men who discovered this comet, I found that Vitaly is derived from the Latin Vitalis (Life), and was the name of a number of prominent Christian martyrs of the early church. The name Artyom is derived from the Greek Artemis, the goddess of war. A heavenly harbinger indeed. (See the website for name origins.)

Image Projection of Comet ISON on December 6, 2013 Looking East

Comets are notoriously hard to predict. A comet could melt completely as it passes the sun, or for unknown reasons simply fail to provide much of a spectacle. Astronomer David H. Levy, who became a household name after discovering the comet Shoemaker/Levy that struck the planet Jupiter in 1994, made the following statement about comets and their unpredictability.

"Comets are like cats; they have tails, and they do precisely what they want."

If Comet ISON even approaches the level of spectacle some astronomers are predicting, being brighter than the moon and visible during daylight hours, it would certainly serve as a foreboding sign of that which is to come to the earth.

We need not wait until late fall to begin comet watching, however. The Comet PANSTARRS will make its presence known earlier. It should become visible beginning in March of this year (if it becomes visible at all to the unaided eye.)

Image Projection of Comet PANSTARRS for April 9, 2013

There are more reasons than one for the saints to keep their focus upon the heavens at this time as we approach the end of the age and the soon appearing of Christ.

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

Addendum: A brother in Christ sent me the following link about the Harbaugh brothers after reading yesterday's post. I want to pass it on as it is striking in its relevance to the present topic.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Brother Against Brother

Joseph Herrin (01-23-2013)

Jim and John Harbaugh - Brothers and Super Bowl Adversaries

John Harbaugh and Jim Harbaugh are brothers born 15 months apart. They will face one another as head coaches of their respective teams in Super Bowl XLVII on February 3rd. Never before since the NFL was founded in 1920 have two brothers served simultaneously in a head coaching position in the league. Never before have two brothers met as head coaches in the Super Bowl.

That this match-up was determined on January 20, 2013, the same day that Barack Obama took his official oath of office for his second term as President of the United States is significant. Although there was a public ceremony on January 21st, the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution stipulates that the President must be inaugurated on January 20th following a Presidential election.

The word “Inaugurate” means “to take omens.” In a previous article I shared the following:

I have an interest in the etymology (origins) of words. The word “inaugurate” has a dark history. In Roman times, an Augur was a man who could read omens. Another title for an Augur was a Soothsayer. In modern parlance an Augur might be called a Fortune Teller, or a Prophet.

The term Augur came from the practice of observing flocks of birds in flight and reading messages from what was observed.

Roman Augur

The word “Augur” is derived from the Latin avis, (bird), and garrire, (to talk, or to tell). The Augur would receive messages from the birds in the heavens as he observed their formations and flight. He would also listen to the birds’ song, observe what they ate, and examine their entrails. The Augur understood the arcane minutiae of these omens, and would translate their meaning for those who called upon his services...

The Bible commonly refers to Satan, those fallen angels and unclean spirits in league with him, as birds. Following are a few select passages in which this typology is used.

Mark 4:3-4, 13-15
"Listen to this! Behold, the sower went out to sow; as he was sowing, some seed fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate it up... And He said to them, "Do you not understand this parable? How will you understand all the parables? The sower sows the word. These are the ones who are beside the road where the word is sown; and when they hear, immediately Satan comes and takes away the word which has been sown in them.”

Revelation 18:2
And he cried out with a mighty voice, saying, “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.

In this last passage, the two highlighted phrases are parallel to one another. Demons and unclean spirits are synonymous with unclean and hateful birds...

The services of an Augur were especially sought after when it was time for a man to enter into a position of ruling. This is how the word “augur” came to be connected to our modern word “inauguration.” Kings, Presidents, and other rulers are inaugurated. Prior to their accession to their position of ruling, these leaders would call for an Augur. They wanted to know when the most auspicious time would be for their rule to begin. They would ask for omens (signs) that would testify of the success of their rule, and they would be wary if the omens indicated trouble, treachery, or intrigue.

The Latin word inaugurare literally means “to install an official after consulting the birds.”
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January 20th was a day of omens. Coincidentally, two of the NFL teams playing on that day to win a berth in the Super Bowl bore the names of birds; the Atlanta Falcons and the Baltimore Ravens. The Falcons lost to the San Francisco 49ers, while the Ravens defeated the New England Patriots.

A raven is an “unclean and hateful bird.”

Image From “A Game of Thrones” Card Game

As a carrion bird, ravens became associated with the dead and with lost souls. In Sweden they are known as the ghosts of murdered persons...

In Irish mythology ravens are associated with warfare and the battleground ...

The earliest known reference to a Tower raven is a picture in the newspaper The Pictorial World in 1883. This and scattered subsequent references, both literary and visual, which appear in the late nineteenth to early twentieth century, place them near the monument commemorating those beheaded at the tower, popularly known as the “scaffold.” This strongly suggests that the ravens, which are notorious for gathering at gallows, were originally used to dramatize tales of imprisonment and execution...

[In the Movie] Damien: Omen II The titular teenage Antichrist has one as his protector.

It is striking to note that at a time in American history when the patriots of the nation are warring against those forces in government who would remove their freedoms and strip away their Constitutional rights, that the NFL Ravens triumphed over the Patriots on the same day that Barack Hussein Obama was inaugurated for a second term.

Ravens are also renowned as thieves. They are particularly attracted to shiny metals and have been known to steal jewelry and coins. Having stripped the flesh from the Patriots, these unclean and hateful birds will turn their attention to San Francisco, whose team is named in honor of the miners who flocked to the state of California during the gold rush of 1849. Having subdued the patriots, the wealth of the nation will be booty for the thieves who will rush upon the spoils of war.

Did the augurs observe the birds on the day of the Inauguration of the President of the United States, and discern that it is an auspicious time to triumph over the patriots of the nation so that they can take the treasure of the nation as their own? I believe this is what was indicated.

On the following day, a public Inauguration was held. During this Inauguration the President did an unprecedented thing as he took his oath of office with his hand upon two Bibles.

Barack Obama laid his hand upon the Bible used by President Lincoln during his inauguration. This in turn rested upon the personal Bible of Martin Luther King. As mentioned previously, both of these men were assassinated. Yet another thing they shared in common is that both men rose to prominence during periods of civil strife in America. During both men’s careers the hands of Americans were turned against one another.

Brother Against Brother - The War Begins

The victory of the Baltimore Ravens over the New England Patriots set-up a showdown between brothers. The expression “Brother Against Brother” has become a synonym for Civil War.

"Brother against brother" is a slogan used in histories of the American Civil War, describing the predicament faced in families (primarily, but not exclusively, residents of border states) in which loyalties and military service were divided between the Union and the Confederacy. There are a number of stories of brothers fighting in the same battles on opposite sides, or even of brothers killing brothers over the issues.

Just as soon as it was announced that Lincoln had won election to the White House, the movement toward secession was embraced. The significance of Obama taking his oath of office with his hand on Lincoln’s Bible is not to be overlooked. At this very time there are states once again speaking of seceding from the U.S.. Citizens from more than 30 states have filed petitions on the White House website to secede “peacefully” from the Union.

With the President’s recent spate of Executive Orders to regulate gun ownership, the “peaceful” protests are becoming much more heated. Gun sales, especially for the type of assault rifles that are chiefly targeted by the White House, have been skyrocketing. People are arming up while defying the government to attempt to try to take their guns away, or make them register them. Legislators in two states recently proposed laws to arrest any federal employees who seek to enforce gun bans in their states.

The language employed in Obama’s second Inaugural address is worthy to note. He used the words “self-executing,” “patriots of 1776,” “tyranny of a king,” and “rule of a mob.” At one point he used the phrase, “Through blood drawn by lash and blood drawn by sword...” He spoke of the “vulnerable,” and of “hazards” and “misfortunes.” In his speech he mentioned the implausibility of Americans meeting “the forces of fascism or communism with muskets and militias.” Mr. Obama spoke of “a decade of war,” and families on “the brink of hardship.”

As he continued he made mention of “perpetual war,” “the flames of battle,” and “the strength of arms.” Although all of these words were couched in sentences that appeared innocuous, they imparted a martial tone to the occasion. You can read the full text of the President’s speech at the link below.

The augurs have been consulted by the powers that be. The birds have been observed. It appears an auspicious time to triumph over the patriots of the nation. Brother will be pitted against brother, and the ravens will swoop down to consume the flesh from the bodies of the slain.

How will this triumph occur? In the previous post the possibility of the President being assassinated, or surviving an assassination attempt, was considered. Were such an event to occur there would be blood in the streets. Even as in the days of Martin Luther King, there would be racial strife of unprecedented proportions. Rioting, and murder will be rampant as Americans slay Americans, and the resulting civil unrest will be so great that the citizens of the nation will call for the Federal government to restore order, even if it requires disarming the citizenry.

In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shootings, President Obama stated in a speech that he could not successfully pass gun control laws unless the people of the nation ask for it. There must be some event that will drive the people of the nation to cry out for this very thing.

I will mention some further signs that cause me to consider whether such an event may be forthcoming, for the repercussions would impact the entire world. Consider the following list of unusual details.

On the day that Barack Obama was inaugurated the world news reported on a failed assassination attempt of a Bulgarian politician who was speaking before a crowd of supporters to announce his retirement. A gunman walked up on the platform, pointed a gun at the man’s head just inches away, but the gun failed to fire. The assailant was tackled to the ground and all of this was recorded on video.

The response of the crowd was violent as they began to beat and kick the assailant after he had been subdued. This reaction is a small token of what would occur in America if Obama were similarly attacked.

On January 20th, the day of the official inauguration, Tropical Cyclone Oswald formed and struck Queensland, Australia. Oswald is the last name of the man charged with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

This morning I received the following in an e-mail from a brother in Christ who, coincidentally, lives in Australia.

In relation to Obama, I want to share this. If you recall some of my writings, you would know my thoughts about Obama. I felt to watch his second inauguration live on TV here in Australia. I checked online and found it would be aired at 3:00am so I set up a mattress in the lounge room so I could wake and watch it. Incidentally there were two programs leading up to the live coverage of the inauguration that I wanted to watch. One was a documentary about Obama and the other, interestingly, was a documentary about the assassination of JFK. After the JFK documentary, I fell asleep having set my phone alarm for 3:00am. The next thing I knew it was 3:02am and [wife’s name withheld] was waking me. Here is what happened. What I am about to describe is a significant sign from the Lord. My wife had gone to bed about 10:30pm and she put the audio Bible to listen to as she fell sleep. She put it on at Philippians and after a while fell asleep. She had no plans to watch the inauguration. The KJV audio Bible app on her phone continues playing through the books until is turned off. At 3:00am, without any alarm, [wife’s name withheld] woke to hear these words, “Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.” With those words, she looked at the time and realised that it was 3:00am and that I would be watching Obama’s inauguration. She came out to the lounge room to find me asleep and my phone vibrating next to me. My phone was on silent so it wasn’t sounding the alarm as I had planned and therefore I was still asleep at this critical time. She woke me and told me how she had just woken up to the words from Rev 13:18. We turned the TV on and started watching Obama’s inauguration with that verse as context. There are some clear signs in this that I am sure you can see. In addition to what I’ve just described, I just now went to the video that you recommended on Amazon, “Dreams of My Real Father” and I immediately noticed the number of reviews. As I write this, they currently sit at 666. I called [wife’s name withheld] over and showed her. I’ve taken a screen shot for you and attached it to this email.

Here is the screen shot from Amazon. Note the number of reviews, outlined in red.

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The following Scriptures show the significance of this number, and its relationship to a fatal wounding.

Revelation 13:1-3, 14-18
And I saw a beast coming up out of the sea... And the dragon gave him his power and his throne and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as if it had been slain, and his fatal wound was healed... And he deceives those who dwell on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to perform in the presence of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who had the wound of the sword and has come to life. And there was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast might even speak and cause as many as do not worship the image of the beast to be killed. And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand, or on their forehead, and he provides that no one should be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six.

It has been noted previously in this blog that Obama’s campaign headquarters in Chicago lie in postal zip code 60606. The day the results were announced that Obama had been elected to his first term as President of the United States the pick 3 lottery numbers for Illinois, his home state, came up as 6-6-6. The armored limousine the Secret Service uses to drive the President around is nicknamed “The Beast.” Vehicles signify a person’s ministry. For images and further details see the post titled Barack Hussein Obama - Antichrist?

In the post preceding this one, it was noted that a large image of Obama constructed in sand was placed outside the Democratic National Convention where Obama was chosen for a second time as this party’s Presidential candidate. The image of Obama was damaged and had to be repaired, symbolic of sustaining an injury and being healed.

Further events to consider are that the recent movie Lincoln, about the assassinated 16th President of the United States, was given a private screening in the White House, attended by the President and the actors and director of the movie.

The movie posters for this Hollywood production have been displayed in some highly unusual, but profoundly symbolic ways. Consider the following two images reported on the following website.


Lincoln/The Walking Dead

Back in 2008 I posted an image from Obama’s acceptance speech after his first election. A Christian site had posted an image of Barack Obama standing next to his family. His wife Michelle wore an unusually patterned dress that resembled the coloration of a Black Widow spider.

Following is an image of a Black Widow Spider.

Black Widow

In the previous post it was also noted that during Obama’s first inaugural celebration, a concert was held in front of the Lincoln Memorial where Barack Obama, along with 500,000 Americans, sang the words “This’ll be the day that I die” from the hit song American Pie. Yet, the most significant event in my estimation is that Obama took his second oath of office with his hand upon the Bibles of two assassinated men.

Some of these details, such as the release of the Lincoln movie at this time, and it’s private screening by the President in the White House, and using the Bibles of two assassinated men, seem intentionally designed to lead people to ponder such connections as are being set forth here. I have not received a word of revelation from the Father that such an event will occur. I cannot say with surety that we will witness an assassination attempt on the President. What I can say with confidence is that if such a thing did occur, America would fall into such civil unrest and bloodshed on her own soil that comparisons to the Civil War of Lincoln’s day, and the Civil Rights movement of Martin Luther King’s day, would pale in comparison.

Why has the government been purchasing billions of rounds of ammunition for Homeland Security? Why are military being trained for urban warfare and civil unrest? Why was one of the first acts of  the 111th Congress which began simultaneously with Obama’s first term in office, to pass legislation to create regional FEMA detention camps across America? Why has Posse Comitatus been repealed? Why have executive orders been signed by the president to give him full control over all food, transportation, communications, and other critical segments of the economy in the event of civil unrest? Why has the National Defense Authorization Act been recently passed, giving the government authority to arrest American citizens, and to hold them without trial indefinitely. The following recent video of Congressman Ron Paul speaking to the House of Representatives gives one pause to consider the rationale for these actions.

If Christians are awake at all, they will understand that the government fully foresees a time of great civil unrest on American soil. It will be a time when brother will be against brother. Surely, the upcoming Super Bowl match-up is intended as a sign of what is to come.

We should ask, “Why is Yahweh giving His people foreknowledge of what lies ahead?” I believe it is so that they can prepare themselves for troublous days. I strongly exhort all saints to take to heart the messages recently set forth on this blog concerning taking up guns for self-defense. Arming onself will be the natural response of the soul of man. There are no lack of voices telling Christians to do this very thing. They would advocate that Christians wield the sword against others, that they join in the conflict of brother against brother.

It requires a living faith to be able to entrust one’s life, and the lives of one’s family, into the hands of Yahweh in the midst of perilous times. Is your faith such that you will be able to stand? Or will fear drive you to do the very thing Satan would tempt the people of God to do?

If your life has been one where your hope and trust has been in the arm of the flesh; if you have been looking to terrestrial devices, and the strength of man’s arm for your provision, health, safety, security, finances, and direction for living, you will be ill prepared to stand in an hour when the overcomers in Christ must yield their lives fully to the hands of God.

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

Do you have a living faith that can trust Yahweh to choose the hour and circumstances of your death? Do you have confidence that He will protect, guide, and sustain you until the time it has been appointed for you to suffer, and that He will then carry you through the hour of suffering? The signs point to troublous times ahead. Seek the Lord now, while He may be found. Christ has said that for a lack of roots, many of His followers will fall away in a time of persecution and suffering.

Matthew 13:20-21
“And the one on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, this is the man who hears the word, and immediately receives it with joy; yet he has no firm root in himself, but is only temporary, and when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he falls away.”

It is time to do a root check in your life. Are your roots deep enough? Are you drawing from the life of Christ? Is your life firmly anchored in Yahshua? Are you able to weather the storms to come? Don’t wait until the storm falls to know the answers to these questions.

There is great civil unrest coming to this nation. Yahweh has declared judgment upon the sins of the nation. Not much longer will America be known as a land of peace and prosperity. Her cities will be set ablaze. Famine will stalk the land. The wealth of the people will be plundered. Vast numbers will perish as the streets are filled with violence.

Satan would fill the world with strife. Yet you can overcome his schemes. You can refuse to fight fire with fire. You can meet evil with goodness, and hatred with love.

For a further remarkable divine testimony of the civil strife coming to America, please read the next post which is titled Heavenly Harbinger.

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

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