Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Joseph Herrin (10-30-2013)

The Bible teaches that one of the defining characteristics of the last days will be lawlessness. I believe it would be profitable to identify what this lawlessness will look like. Some may have the mistaken idea that the last days will be a time when there is no strong central government, leaving the people of the nations to rampage unimpeded in a wild display of global anarchy.

Although I foresee plenty of civil unrest arising in the coming days, it will be met with the overwhelming force of a highly militarized government. Dissent will be crushed as Satan moves to erect his New World Order out of the ashes of the old nationalistic system of governments. There will be tremendous conflagrations as patriots resist that which is to come. Millions will die. Others will be imprisoned as the cruel hand of global tyranny asserts itself.

Revelation 13:10
Anyone who is destined for prison will be taken to prison.
Anyone destined to die by the sword will die by the sword.

When the New World Order has been established, the Beast government will be known for its rigid control of the masses. A surveillance society similar to that in the novel 1984 will be in place. What people whisper in their bedrooms will be heard by the men wielding the truncheons of the beast system. Already we are seeing that the pieces are being put in place for government to spy on every activity of humanity. It has been disclosed that the government can activate the microphone on nearly any cell phone and listen in to all that is happening, even when no phone call is being placed. It is known that the government can activate the video camera and microphone on people’s computers, and record whatever is visible or heard.

Computer chip manufacturer Intel recently announced that their new computer chips have 3G wireless access built into them. This gives the government the ability to tap into anyone’s computer system, even if it is turned off, and to access all your personal correspondence, files, passwords, etc..

These features give a new understanding to the name Intel, for this computer company is now fully a partner with the government’s intelligence services, providing Big Brother with access to all your private (no more) data, even if you are not connected to a network. By having 3G phone access built into the chip core, the computer is now wide open to anyone with the capability to dial into it.

Yesterday I was reading online and someone was discussing dumping Windows because Microsoft has given the government backdoor access to the operating system. The person said they were switching to Ubuntu, a variety of the Linux operating system. If they have one of these new Intel chips, switching to another operating system will not do them any good. The video clearly states that this access feature is independent of the operating system. In fact, you do not even need to have an operating system installed, for access to the computer is gained at the chip level on the computer’s motherboard. Your computer can even be turned off and it can be remotely switched on.

We are seeing such capabilities sold to the public as advanced security features in the same way that governments are forever promoting the need to keep nations and peoples safe by monitoring them more and more. What these features actually do is remove all privacy from the individual. Every action, every word, is monitored, searched, and screened to check for anything that might be a threat to the arising beast system.

As I sit here in my 41 year old school bus in a campground on Jekyll Island, I am aware of numerous ways that my privacy is being invaded. I have a TomTom GPS on my dash for navigation. Approximately every week or two it turns itself on all by itself, and has been doing so for a couple years. By simply powering up it can report my exact location back to anyone monitoring the signal. I have noticed that my Verizon cellphone, which is a simple feature phone, and not even a smartphone, activates every night at 4:15 A.M.. I keep the phone by my bed to use as a clock when I want to check the time. I have noticed that its lights brighten as if it is being accessed every night at this same time. The GPS feature in it can also report my location. Aside from this, the camera and microphone can be accessed remotely at any time by the FBI, NSA, or any number of other government agencies who engage in spying.

My laptop computer that I use for all of my ministry work runs on an Intel i7 processor and has Windows 7 operating system. Both the processor and the operating system provide entry points for the government to gain access to all of my files, or to activate the camera or microphone and listen in. If you use Skype, Microsoft purchased this popular communication program last year and promptly redesigned it to give the government access to every Skype session. It should be noted as well that by gaining chip level access to an individual’s computer, installing an encryption program will not shield your private data from prying eyes. The computer processor is able to utilize key-logging techniques to record every button that is pressed on a keyboard, so even if the data is encrypted before it is stored on a hard drive or transmitted across the Internet, it has likely already been read and stored by the key-logging software.

I also have a Kindle Fire tablet. Amazon is announcing a new feature called the “Mayday button” on their most recent Kindles that allow a service tech to remotely access the tablet, take control of it, and even draw on the screen while they are speaking to you. If they have this level of access, then you can be certain that the government does as well.

It should not be overlooked that this remote access to a computer or tablet also gives another party the ability to load software, install files, and to create a false history of computer usage on a person’s computer. It would be very easy to frame an innocent person by installing child pornography, or altering files to make it appear that the person was researching terrorism related topics.

In addition to this, 96% of new cars have black boxes built into them that can allow them to be tracked, and remotely accessed. Published data states that the black boxes record data ONLY a few seconds before or after an accident. How do they know to record data before an accident? The answer is they don’t, so they record data continuously. Knowing that the government has had agreements with computer hardware and software manufacturers for years to give them back door access to anyone’s computer, it is quite reasonable that they also have installed remote monitoring of this automotive data. A similar technology as the Intel 3G system would not be difficult to implement. The government owns General Motors and GM installs black boxes in 100% of their vehicles.

If your car has Onstar, or a similar dashboard computer system, the government has been listening in on your conversations in your vehicle for years. A lawsuit was brought back in 2003, a full decade ago, to block the government from doing so. That just means that since 2003 the government has not been able to publicly admit they are listening in on people’s conversations as they drive their cars down the road.

One troubling development is that the governments of several states are now talking about taxing people according to the number of miles they drive in their cars. Until now, highway taxes have been collected at the pump, and there is no good reason that taxes should not continue to be collected in this manner (electric cars are still a minuscule percentage of vehicles traveling the roads). However, under the guise of taxing people more fairly, the government will gain the ability to track every individual’s location.,0,6090226.story

The electric smart meter on your house also reports data back to the government, and a burgeoning number of home appliances are reporting information and being used as behavior tracking devices.

In addition to this, the government is installing millions of cameras and microphones throughout cities and along highways to track people.

With all of this surveillance, one might ask how anyone would get away with being “lawless” in the coming New World Order? The government is seeking to eradicate anonymity. They want to know what everyone is doing and saying all the time. If this is to be the state of the New World Order, the Beast system that the Bible foretells, how could citizens possibly get away with lawlessness? To answer the question, we must understand what the Bible means by lawlessness. Let us begin by reading the following passage of Scripture.

II Thessalonians 2:1-10
Now we request you, brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Yahshua Christ, and our gathering together to Him, that you may not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God. Do you not remember that while I was still with you, I was telling you these things? And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he may be revealed. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way. And then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming; that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved.

When the Bible speaks of the last days being a time of great “lawlessness” it is not speaking about violating man’s laws. It is speaking of violating God’s law. I am not here speaking of the Law of Moses, but rather of the much broader sense of God’s righteousness and holiness, His will for all men in all situations. This is what men and women and children will be violating.

Throughout the ages of this present creation Yahweh has restrained the sinfulness of man. When man’s every thought and action became wickedness in the time of Noah, Yahweh brought judgment upon man, and began over with 8 individuals. After the flood Yahweh also greatly shortened man’s lifespan so that he would not become so thoroughly corrupted by evil. This shortened lifespan has had an immense impact upon limiting the wickedness of mankind.

We also see Yahweh judging cities and peoples who gave themselves fully over to the pursuit of wickedness. He rained fire and brimstone upon Sodom and Gomorrah in the days of Abraham. Nearly 1,500 years later, He did the same thing when Pompeii, Herculaneum, and other nearby cities were destroyed in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D.. Yahweh has continually cast down peoples and nations that became exceedingly wicked, yet we read that in these last days, “he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way.” Then we will see the evil of men in its full vileness. These will truly be lawless days. The Beast government will rule the world, and will make every form of evil acceptable. We are seeing this occurring globally now as nation after nation is normalizing homosexual behavior, a behavior that Yahweh characterizes as an “abomination.”

I have mentioned a few times that pedophilia, the sexual exploitation of children, is one of the next areas of sin to be normalized. Homosexuals are renowned for their attraction to children. Observe how many Roman Catholic priests were having sexual relations with young boys. The same is true of Jerry Sandusky at Penn State. It is also true of Harvey Milk, the first openly homosexual man to be elected to any public office in America. The U.S. Postal Service recently announced they will be issuing a stamp to commemorate the life of Harvey Milk. A biography of Harvey Milk reveals that he was a sexual predator who preyed on young boys.

People of God, this is an example of lawlessness. In 2009 President Barack Obama posthumously awarded Harvey Milk the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Harvey Milk’s life ambition was to liberate people from Yahweh’s definition of sexual morality. The only freedom he brought was bondage to sin and slavery to sexual deviance. Yet this godless man is being set forth as a national hero, someone to be emulated. The state of California has even proposed that a Harvey Milk Day be observed each year where school children would be required to discuss some positive achievement of this godless, homosexual, child abuser.

One of the key duties of any moral nation is to protect its children from those who would abuse them sexually, physically, or mentally. Yet, America is giving her children over to be abused. Is it any surprise that a nation that has murdered tens of millions of their unborn is now moving to abuse those who have been born. A shocking story appeared this week regarding the Obama administration’s push to have Common Core adopted by the school systems of all 50 states. Already, 45 states have signed on. The Common Core program would regiment all education so that the same subjects are being taught at the same time on the same day in every government school throughout America.

The overseers of the Common Core program are not elected, and their decisions are not subject to appeal. Common Core has drawn up a list of “exemplar texts” that are to be read and discussed in each of the grades. The word “exemplar” means “a model or pattern to be copied or imitated: George Washington is the exemplar of patriotic virtue.”

One of the exemplar texts for the 11th grade, which consists of students who are typically 16-17 years of age, is The Bluest Eye by author Toni Morrison. The book contains GRAPHIC descriptions of incest, rape, and pedophilia written from the perspective of the perpetrator. Morrison set out to describe the thoughts of one who commits such wickedness, without any censorship, or criticism. She said she was writing from the perspective of one who is a “co-conspirator” with the rapist. The result is a book that reads like a how-to-manual for sexual predators, and encourages youth to entertain the thought processes of one who abuses others sexually. Such an action can only lead to an inestimable number of young people acting out the deviant sexual fantasies that are put in their heads.

The following website includes excerpts from the book which is recommended for all 11th graders in America to read. It is very explicit. It is outrageous that anyone could consider this suitable, even exemplary, reading material for the nation’s 16 and 17 year olds.

One commenter to the above article stated the following:

Robin H
First you desensitize the parents with the “Fifty Shades of Grey” novels which are also about pedophilia, and then you desensitize the kids that you want to prey on. Therefore you have a whole crop of people who now think this is somehow normal.

The book Fifty Shades of Grey has been promoted endlessly by the media who seemed determined to make it a best seller. It is now scheduled to be made into a movie. The book is quite obviously pornographic. It has been described by various media as “mommy porn” as the target audience is women. What the media has not been telling people is that the book is subtly written to disguise the fact that it is actually describing the seduction and sexual exploitation of a young girl whose behavior and mental maturity could be as young as a 12 year old.

A recent article stated that 60 million copies of this book have been sold. This is evidence of widespread lawlessness. The laws being broken are Yahweh’s. He has said:

Philippians 4:8
Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things.

The government of America, controlled by a global elite, has become a champion of immorality, and an adversary of all that is righteous and holy. The media, controlled by the same global powers, has been complicit in the dissemination of that which is indecent, prurient, and morally decadent.

It is not coincidental that the President has honored, and continues to honor, a homosexual child abuser at the same time that the youth of the nation are being instructed by his government to read material provided by the public school system that promotes pedophilia, rape, and incest. Nor is the timing of the Fifty Shades of Grey novel and movie coincidental. There is a movement afoot that is intent on normalizing the idea of adult/child sexual intercourse in the same way that homosexuality has been promoted. Like the homosexual movement in its early days, there are organizations being formed to defend pedophilia, which is being described as “minor-attracted” individuals. One of these groups is B4UACT.ORG.

Just as the homosexuals advocated to change the definition of homosexuality in the American Psychiatric Associations manual of mental disorders, so too are those who are promoting adult/child sexual relations lobbying the APA to redefine pedophilia as a normal sexual attraction.

This is how lawlessness becomes normalized. Brothers and sisters, do not think that pedophilia will not become normalized in the same way that homosexuality has. The moral depravity of the nation is accelerating. The end of the age is before us. All restraint is being removed. Soon we will see that it is declared legal and protected activity for an individual to pursue any wicked action that enters his/her mind. This is a fulfillment of the words of Christ.

Matthew 24:12
“And because lawlessness is increased, most people's love will grow cold.”

Marriage has been redefined by the government to include same sex unions. Marriage has historically been one of the most clearly defined and sacred institutions recognized throughout the world. Now that it has fallen, what will hinder the collapse of all family roles and values? Children which were once protected are increasingly being portrayed as objects of lust to be preyed upon. The dark night is upon us. Seek the Lord to know how to shelter your family as deep darkness falls upon the nations.

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Friday, October 25, 2013

How Long, O Lord? How Long?

Joseph Herrin (10-25-2013)

My soul is grieved. I can think of nothing more tragic, or more evil than to observe adults purposely set upon destroying the innocence of youth. I know that all humanity is born with a sinful nature, but the countenance of youth that has not yet known deep defilement is precious. To see innocence, trust, and unblemished joy in the face of a child is one of the most precious sights to behold in this present creation. A righteous person would do all they can to preserve this innocence, to preserve the light in the eyes of children and youth. I can think of nothing more noble or worthy than to direct another human beings feet down a path of righteousness and truth and to spare them the debasement of a life given over to wicked pursuits that darken the soul.

James 5:19-20
My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth, and one turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death, and will cover a multitude of sins.

In Matthew’s gospel we read:

Matthew 18:1-7
At that time the disciples came to Yahshua, saying, "Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" And He called a child to Himself and set him before them, and said, “Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever receives one such child in My name receives Me; but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it is better for him that a heavy millstone be hung around his neck, and that he be drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe to the world because of its stumbling blocks! For it is inevitable that stumbling blocks come; but woe to that man through whom the stumbling block comes!”

Today I am grieved because I realize with great clarity that I dwell among a people who despise the innocence of youth. The very government of the nation in which Yahweh has chosen for me to reside is following a systematic plan to corrupt, defile, pervert, and destroy the youth of the nation. The government is truly Satanic, intent only on killing (abortion), stealing (freedoms and innocence), and destroying (all that is virtuous and worthy of praise). We have a President who has championed homosexuality, defiling even the sacredness of marriage that was established by Yahweh to be a faithful union between a man and woman.

The youth of the nation are being indoctrinated with a twisted and deviant view of sexuality through the government schools. The consummation of physical union has been debased to nothing more than a parlor game, a momentary and meaningless act of physical pleasure. The genders are being deliberately confused so that males are having sex with males, and females with females. All the while the souls of those who participate in such things are growing darker. Innocence is shattered. Conscience is polluted. Shame is cast off only as it is replaced by pride and rebellion.

Last night I read about a new film that is being promoted by those who hate all that is pure and holy. The movie is titled Blue is the Warmest Color. It is a coming of age tale of a 15 year old girl who is seduced into a lesbian relationship by an older, college age art major. The movie is 3 hours long and features 15 minutes of graphic sexual intercourse between two young women. It has been rated NC-17 by the MPAA, the equivalent of what used to be an X rated movie.

Despite the deviant theme of this movie, its extreme obscenity, and the fact that it portrays an under age character engaged in prolonged scenes of sexual intercourse, one theater in New York’s Greenwich Village has stated that they will admit any High School age boy or girl who wants to see it who has the money for the ticket.

Variety magazine reports:

IFC Center will ignore MPAA's 'voluntary' rating
Allegra Tepper

Those sex scenes in Abdellatif Kechiche’s three-hour long NC-17 lesbian drama “Blue Is the Warmest Color” may be polarizing the talent, but at least in cosmopolitan New York, high schoolers under 17 will be admitted to see the film.

The IFC Center in Greenwich Village — which falls under the same IFC ownership as distributor Sundance Selects — has said it will not turn away teen-aged viewers, the New York Times A.O. Scott reported. Scott also said that his own 14-year old daughter has seen the film twice.

In a statement, John Vanco, senior veep and general manager of the IFC Center, said that “high school age patrons” would be admitted.

“This is not a movie for young children, but it is our judgment that it is not inappropriate for mature, inquiring teenagers who are looking ahead to the emotional challenges and opportunities that adulthood holds,” Vanco said.

The theater added on Thursday: “The MPAA rating is a voluntary guideline that we as a theater are not obligated to enforce. In this case we feel it is unnecessarily restrictive and we will indeed admit high school age patrons to screenings of this perceptive and moving film at the IFC Center.”

With roughly 15 minutes devoted to simulated sex between Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux, no one has questioned whether the rating was deserved.

In another article on this movie, one of the female actors, Lea Seydoux, bitterly criticized the movie’s director Abdellatif Kechiche. Variety reports:

Kechiche writes that, after Seydoux cried in his arms in Cannes for letting her have such a noble role, she has turned on him and is risking demolishing the reputation of the film. Calling Seydoux a “spoiled child,” he accuses her of “manipulation of the worst kind” for having accused him of being a “sadistic and perverse manipulator who forced two young actresses to perform non-stop nude sex scenes for 10 days” and for “psychologically humiliating and raping them to achieve what is seen on screen.”

Whatever innocence these two young women had before this film is now lost. After ten days of non-stop nude sex scenes performed in front of a motion picture crew, now to be broadcast publicly to the world, there is no purity or innocence left to them. Yet the greater damage will be done to the tens of thousands of young boys and girls who go view this movie and are consequently led into homosexual relationships. The innocence of youth will be thoroughly shattered.

I am grieved that I live in a country where the powers that be applaud such degradation and corruption of the nation’s youth. I am not unaware of the schemes of the enemy. It is no coincidence that in recent news there was a story of an 18 year old High School student in Florida who enticed a 14 year old girl into a lesbian relationship with her. (Although numerous articles say the girl is 15, she was 14 when the relationship began.)

The younger girl’s parents were justifiably upset to learn that an older student was engaging in lesbian sex acts with their daughter. The media, however, is clearly supportive of the older girl whose mother stated:

“The (assistant) state attorney, Brian Workman needs to use taxpayers money to prosecute REAL criminals, not a high school student who has never been in trouble a day in her young life, all because she had a mutual consenting relationship with someone who has bigoted parents.”

Notice the words “mutual consenting relationship.” There is now a push under way nationally to decriminalize sexual relationships with minors. The homosexual lobby having won the day in their battle to legitimize all forms of deviant sexual behavior between “consenting adults,” has now set their sites on the next battleground, which is to legitimize all forms of sexual behavior that is “consensual.” Having normalized homosexuality, the next step in Satan’s agenda is to normalize pedophilia.

The above picture is of Kaitlyn Hunt, the older girl in this news story, who has been charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious behavior for engaging a minor in sexual acts. Columnist Robert Stacy Moran has spoken truth in an article posted online.

#FreeKate? Movement to Normalize Pedophilia Finds Its Poster Girl.

Using the slogan “Stop the Hate, Free Kate” (the Twitter hashtag is #FreeKate) this social-media campaign has attracted the support of liberals including Chris Hayes of MSNBC, Daily Kos, Think Progress and the gay-rights group Equality Florida. Undoubtedly, part of the appeal of the case is that Hunt is a petite attractive green-eyed blonde. One critic wondered on Twitter how long activists have “been waiting for a properly photogenic poster child of the correct gender to come along?”

Portraying Hunt as the victim of prejudice, her supporters claim she was only prosecuted because she is homosexual and because the parents of the unnamed 14-year-old are “bigoted religious zealots,” as Hunt’s mother said in a poorly written Facebook post. The apparent public-relations strategy was described by Matthew Philbin of Newsbusters: “If you can play the gay card, you immediately trigger knee-jerk support from the liberal media and homosexual activists anxious to topple any and all rules regarding sex...”

The ACLU statement parrots the arguments of all the other “Free Kate” crusaders who emphasize that the sex between Hunt and the 14-year-old was consensual, and who are apparently indifferent (or even openly hostile) to the right of parents to safeguard their minor children against sexual exploitation. The liberal Daily Kos blog goes so far as to proclaim that officials are “prosecuting an 18-year-old for being in love.”

To further show the character of the older girl involved, and her mother, there is an update to this story at the following link:

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This morning as I awakened, I considered Lot dwelling in Sodom. Peter tells us that Lot’s righteous soul was “oppressed by the sensual conduct of unprincipled men.” All around me I see unprincipled men and women who are ever living for the pleasure of the moment. There is no fear of God before their eyes. They do not tremble as they work to suborn and corrupt the last of America’s innocence by leading the children of the nation into debauchery. I grieve for the 14 year old girl who has been corrupted. What innocence she once had is now lost. The light in her eyes has surely dimmed. Her conscience has been defiled and her soul darkened as she has rebelled against her parents and against God.

America is looking more like Sodom every day. This should cause us to pay particular attention to the apostle Peter’s words regarding that wicked city.

II Peter 2:4-10
For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment; and did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a preacher of righteousness, with seven others, when He brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly; and if He condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to destruction by reducing them to ashes, having made them an example to those who would live ungodly thereafter; and if He rescued righteous Lot, oppressed by the sensual conduct of unprincipled men (for by what he saw and heard that righteous man, while living among them, felt his righteous soul tormented day after day with their lawless deeds), then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment, and especially those who indulge the flesh in its corrupt desires and despise authority.

Is your soul vexed and oppressed by the increase of wickedness, by the corruption of the youth of America? Are you grieved that men and women in high positions are implementing laws and policies that will further increase the wickedness of the nation? Do you sigh and groan over the perversion of justice and the transgressions you see taking place every day? My soul cries out, “How long, O Lord? How long will you let darkness increase? How long will you permit children to become the prey of the unprincipled and sensual who would turn their feet to the way of evil?”

Ezekiel 9:4-10
And Yahweh said to him, "Go through the midst of the city, even through the midst of Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and groan over all the abominations which are being committed in its midst." But to the others He said in my hearing, "Go through the city after him and strike; do not let your eye have pity, and do not spare. Utterly slay old men, young men, maidens, little children, and women, but do not touch any man on whom is the mark; and you shall start from My sanctuary." So they started with the elders who were before the temple. And He said to them, "Defile the temple and fill the courts with the slain. Go out!" Thus they went out and struck down the people in the city. Then it came about as they were striking and I alone was left, that I fell on my face and cried out saying, "Alas, Yahweh God! Art Thou destroying the whole remnant of Israel by pouring out Thy wrath on Jerusalem?" Then He said to me, "The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is very, very great, and the land is filled with blood, and the city is full of perversion; for they say, 'Yahweh has forsaken the land, and Yahweh does not see!' But as for Me, My eye will have no pity nor shall I spare, but I shall bring their conduct upon their heads."

America is a land defiled. God does see. His judgments will not tarry.

Come quickly Lord Yahshua!

Personal Note: I continue to recover from my recent fall while bicycling. My ribs have given me much pain to the point that I cannot lie down, but have been sleeping in a reclining chair. Last night the pain was bad enough that I could not even do that and had to prop some pillows behind me on my bed in the bus and sleep sitting upright. The first week is typically the worst for any type of broken bone and I am anticipating that the pain will begin to ease off from here. My daughter suggested that I wrap my ribs tightly (doctors now discourage wrapping broken ribs as it hinders breathing which could lead to lung problems including pneumonia). Kristin had injured her ribs some years back and she said the rib wrap she used helped her a lot. I followed her advice today and my ribs have felt much better. I am mindful to breathe deeply at regular intervals.

Champ has been behaving. I brought him in the bus last night as I do not like to leave him out at night due to concern that he will bark and awaken other visitors at the campground. I could not place him in his dog crate as it is up on the spare bed and I cannot lift him. Instead, I placed a mat on the floor next to my bed and he slept there until morning. He is conscious of my being injured as he will sometimes come and place his head in my lap and stare up at me. He also comes over to me and leans against my legs when I get the leash out to walk him. He never did this previously, but would bounce all around and make it very difficult to hook the leash to his collar. I am sure the prayers of the saints have availed much. Thank you to all those who have prayed, and continue to do so.

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

An Invitation to Pray

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I have a personal  need I would like to enlist your prayer about. I was riding my bicycle yesterday here on the island with Champ attached to his jogger. I decided to take him down one of the unpaved roads that criss-cross the inner parts of the island. It appeared to be dirt and grass, so I was going too fast and unprepared when I hit some deep sand. With the front wheel not tracking straight, and Champ's added energy pulling the bike from the side, I ended up taking a hard fall off the bike.

As I lay on the ground I took assessment of my injuries. I first noted that my left index finger was dislocated at the middle knuckle. I applied some pressure and put it back where it needed to be. It is swollen, but it is not painful unless I try to use it forcefully. It should be well mended in a week or two. I evidently slightly sprained the middle finger on my right hand as well as it is swollen, but nothing is broken there. It too will heal in short order.

The main difficulty I am having is that I landed on my right side with most of the force on my rib cage. I either cracked a rib or two, and/or pulled some muscles on that side, as it is quite painful to move about. I have had cracked ribs in the past, as well as strained muscles, so I recognize the feeling that they produce

Fortunately I do not need to do much moving about at this time, other than walking Champ so that he can take care of his business. I am leaving him leashed outside as I cannot lift him into his dog crate in the bus right now. It is quite painful getting up and down, and I have found that I cannot lie down in any position and get comfortable. Last night I slept in a reclining lounge chair that I have set-up under a canopy next to the bus. This allowed me to keep an eye on Champ as well and to tell him to hush if he got barking during the night (he only barked once). I anticipate sleeping in the lounge chair until I am able to lie down comfortably and put Champ inside. The temperatures at night right now are pretty mild.

I know some people who read this account will be alarmed, and the normal response is to say, "Did you go to the doctor?" However, having experienced broken bones more than a dozen times in my life, as well as dislocated shoulders, torn muscles, and other ailments, I am not as traumatized by these experiences as others may be who have not experienced the same. I know my body pretty well, and I do not perceive that I have any injury that will not heal on its own.

There is very little doctors can do for cracked ribs, or strained muscles. They will at times wrap the chest with something similar to an ace bandage to keep a little pressure on it, and may prescribe muscle relaxers for the muscles to keep them from spasms. Beyond this they will advise a patient to get plenty of rest, and to not overly exert themselves until they are healed up. I have ace bandages on hand from past injuries and have wrapped my chest with them. I also had some muscle relaxers left from when I was injured on a motorcycle about two years ago and I have been taking them. (I only took a couple when I was injured on the motorcycle as I did not need them very much and they made me very drowsy.) I am taking half a pill at a time now, and they are keeping my muscles from going into spasms.

My biggest problem is when I need to walk Champ, but Yahweh has given me grace to do so thus far. I don't walk him very far at all, venturing only about 50 yards from my campsite. That is about as much as I can tolerate at this time. This type of injury makes one catch their breath as any slight movement that pulls the muscles in the wrong direction can produce sharp pains.

I would ask you to pray for a speedy recovery, and for Champ to remain calm until I can once more exercise him thoroughly. Dogs have a lot of pent up energy and it sometimes manifests in misbehavior such as excessive barking if they are not exercised.

It is somewhat difficult to even sit and type at the moment, so please bear with me if I do not respond back at once to any e-mail that you send. Living alone has its drawbacks at times, but this is the experience Yahweh has chosen for me and I am daily grateful for His grace. There is grace even in injury, and there is certainly a message/parable in what occurred, but the telling of it will have to wait until later when I can sit at the computer and type a bit longer.

Thank you in advance for your prayers.

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

A House Divided!

Joseph Herrin (10-17-2013)

Diane Reidy Being Removed from House

One of the first news items I came across this morning related to a woman named Dianne Reidy who is employed as a stenographer for the House of Representatives. During the vote to extend the government debt limit and re-open the portions of the federal government that have been shut down for the past 17 days, she walked up to the rostrum where the President normally stands to speak and spoke with a “Thus saith the Lord...” Gathering fragments of her words from different sources, the following appears to be the message she declared to the members of the House of Representatives. I have edited it for clarity as she was interrupted by Capitol Hill security trying to remove her from the House chambers.

Thus saith the Lord, this is not the Lord’s work. A house divided will not stand. He will not be mocked. He will not be mocked. He will not be mocked. The greatest deception here is this is not one nation under God. It never was. It never was. Had it been... the Constitution would not have been written by Freemasons... and  go against God. You cannot serve two masters. You cannot serve two masters. Praise be to God, lord Jesus Christ.”

Capitol Police told CNN that Dianne Reidy wasn’t arrested or charged, but was taken to a local hospital to undergo a mental evaluation. It is quite fashionable to conclude that someone is crazy if they begin speaking about Jesus while decrying the activities of the American government. Representative Joaquin Castro (Dem., TX) said she had “a crazed look” on her face, though no one else reported this and she did not appear deranged from the video available online. Castro told Fox News, “You have a lot of members who are concerned about who is allowed on the floor when something like that happens.”

Undoubtedly, the American public should be greatly concerned about who is allowed on the floor of the House. There is some truly crazy thinking that possesses most of the members whenever it comes time to vote. The photo below reveals some of the lunacy of government.

If you do not understand the message on the photo, you have not been paying attention to what is truly going on in the world. America’s government is run on money that is backed by nothing of tangible value. (President Nixon officially ended all linkage to the gold standard in 1971.) The U.S. dollar is used as legal tender simply on the “good faith” of the U.S. government. The Federal Reserve is expanding the money supply by tens of billions of dollars monthly. This money creation is nothing more than digital 1s and 0s in a computer system. The Federal Reserve “loans” this imaginary fiat money to the government to run their expanding programs. In turn, the government promises to pay this ethereal money back by collecting more and more taxes from the American population.

By one estimate, the average American worker pays 59.7% of their income to taxes. When Federal Income Tax, State and Local Income Tax, Sales Tax, Social Security and Medicaid, Property Tax, Fuel Tax, and other miscellaneous taxes are added up, nearly 60% of a person’s income ends up in the government coffers. See the following link:

With the implementation of Obamacare, this percentage will increase significantly. This money ultimately goes into the pockets of the international bankers who own the Federal Reserve system. If you have a home mortgage, bank loans, or credit cards, you are giving even more of your money to the bankers. This is ultimately how a capitalist, free-market nation is transformed into a socialist/communist state.

Think of it this way, in order to earn the 59.7% of your income that goes to pay various taxes, you would have to work from January 1st until August 6th just to pay taxes. In other words, for 60% of the year, the average American works as a tax slave, and from August 7th until December 31st they earn their discretionary income. Each year the date when Americans begin earning discretionary income is pushed back a little further.

This scenario becomes even more crazy when one considers that unlike State governments that are legally required to balance their budgets annually, the taxes collected by the U.S. government fall far short of paying for the enormous spending of the Federal government. The “official” debt of the U.S. government currently stands at nearly 17 trillion dollars. This is money the government has spent that they do not have the means to cover.

This number, as enormous and mentally inconceivable as it is, does not tell the true tale. The actual government debt is estimated to be between 70 and 211 trillion dollars.

To put that in perspective, at 70 trillion dollars, every man, woman, and child in America would equally share a debt burden of nearly a quarter of a million dollars apiece. I have never possessed a quarter of a million dollars. I would feel truly wealthy in a material sense if I had that much money. How then should Americans feel to know that their government has put them on the hook for this same amount of debt?

Perhaps more concerning is the following news item that appeared on the Infowars website.

Chase Bank Limits Cash Withdrawals, Bans International Wire Transfers
Chase Bank has moved to limit cash withdrawals while banning business customers from sending international wire transfers from November 17 onwards, prompting speculation that the bank is preparing for a looming financial crisis in the United States by imposing capital controls.

Numerous business customers with Chase BusinessSelect Checking and Chase BusinessClassic accounts have received letters over the past week informing them that cash activity (both deposits and withdrawals) will be limited to a $50,000 total per statement cycle from November 17 onwards.

The letter reads;

    Dear Business Customer,

    Starting November 17, 2013:

    - You will no longer be able to send international wire transfers. You will still be able to send domestic wires and receive both domestic and international wires. We’ll cancel any international wire transfers, including reccurring ones, you scheduled to be sent after this date.

    - Your cash activity limit for these accounts(s) will be $50,000 per statement cycle, per account. Cash activity is the combined total of cash deposits made at branches, night drops and ATMs and cash withdrawals made at branches (including purchases of money orders) and ATMs.

    These changes will help us more effectively manage the risks involved with these types of transactions.

Another letter (PDF) received by Peak to Peak Charter School, an Elementary School in Colorado, states that the option to send both international and domestic wire transfers has been withdrawn from Chase business savings account holders.

Natural News’ Mike Adams also confirmed his company received the letter. “This is happening, folks! The capital controls begin on November 17th. The bank runs may follow soon thereafter. Chase Bank is now admitting that you cannot use your own money that you’ve deposited there,” writes Adams.

Meanwhile, financial expert Gerald Celente said the news was a sign that Americans should prepare for a bank holiday.

Chase is obviously very keen to make it hard for their customers to have any kind of control over their savings and is trying to prevent them from sending dollars abroad, prompting concerns that Cyprus-style account gouging could occur in America...

Why has Chase announced such a ludicrous and restrictive policy change? Speculation is rife that the bank is preparing for some kind of economic crisis by “locking down” its customers’ money.

Others fear the move to restrict international wire transfers is part of a plan to protect against a near-future collapse of the US dollar...

It is clear that these regulations are being enacted for three different but equally plausible reasons, all of which contribute to the ultimate goal of sacrificing the global economy on the altar of derivative monster zombie banks.

1) Capital controls to prevent money leaving the country as the US dollar continues to devalue. Note that Chase will allow international wire transfers coming in, but not going out of the accounts. Note that they are only concerned about “risks” when the money is being moved out of the account.

2) Forcing businesses to abandon cash and switching everything over to digital currency that can be more easily tracked, traced and controlled.

3) Part of the preparatory phase for Cyprus-style bail-ins where the government announces a new “tax” to gouge out a percentage of people’s savings.

Also see the following article on Mike Adams’ Natural News website.

Further reports on this issue indicate that other banks are following this same policy.
SHOCK: HSBC USA Joins Chase in Limiting International Money Transfers

Yesterday, I reported that JPMorganChase will start to limit cash withdrawals and ban ceratain business customers from sending international wire transfers, from November 17 onward.

Now, word comes via Simon Black that starting October 20th, HSBC USA's Premier clients will have to wait a minimum of five days before transferring funds to their OWN international accounts!

This is not good. The cover story for these measures is to "protect" banks and customers from theft. In reality, this is a major move toward limiting movement of capital overseas. Black writes:

    This is the very nature of capital controls-- restricting the free flow of capital across borders until it is trapped inside the country and forcibly denominated in a rapidly devaluing currency. 

    And this is exactly how it starts... making it more difficult to move money abroad.

A word to the wise, it will only get worse. Act accordingly.

I would very much expect that when the U.S. economy is about to collapse that banks will institute capital controls to prevent Americans from transferring money outside the United States. Everyone will be made to suffer equally, except for the very rich. Such individuals were able to move their money out of Cyprus banks when the middle class account holders could not do so.

I see what these banks are doing as one more step in preparation for the looming economic collapse of America. As the powers-that-be make their plans and carry them forward, America is distracted by political theater about pseudo government shutdowns and fearmongering about defaults if the federal debt limit is not raised. Such theatrics are reminiscent of Nero fiddling while Rome burned.

Returning to the first story in this post, the Fox and Friends broadcast this morning discussed Dianne Reidy’s outburst before the House of Representatives. The website The Wrap included the following commentary.

A minister wrote the Fox News morning program arguing that the woman was simply sharing a communique from on high.

“It was not a mental episode,” host Steve Doocy read from the email. “What she was doing was known as an exercise of the gifts of the spirit where she was. She had brought a warning and a message from God.”

It wasn’t just the Lord’s outrage over Obamacare that got “Fox & Friends” viewers riled up, they were upset that guards seized Reidy for sharing her beliefs.

“Amazingly, this religious and obviously a sweet lady gets fed up and speaks her mind, something we all have tried to do,” Doocy read from a second email. “She brings up our dear Lord and she gets a mental evaluation?”

Did Yahweh move upon this woman to declare three times to the House of Representatives that “God will not be mocked”? Did He tell her to inform them that they were deceived to believe that America is “one nation under God”? What she shared about Freemasonry and the Satanic origins of America’s government are certainly true. The series I posted last year titled Dragon Flood revealed the truth of this matter.

If you are reading this blog, you are likely a believer in the Lord Yahshua the Messiah. Are you preparing spiritually, and any other way the Lord directs you, to be in readiness for the tumultuous days ahead? The signs are everywhere around us that great chaos is coming. If you did not read about the food riots that occurred when the government EBT food stamp system went down in 17 states for a portion of one day last week-end, you should read about the matter. America can expect far worse things to occur when the dollar collapses. The stores will be emptied in short order. Violence and theft will follow.

Since I have been on the island the past couple weeks, I have been listening to the Bible on Audio. I have the NAS Bible on MP3 and I play it through my bus’s stereo system. Recently I have been listening to the Psalms. The Psalms are incredibly faith building. I encourage the people of God to soak in the presence of the Father, having their faith affirmed and strengthened by feeding on the anointed Scriptures.

You can find a copy of the Scriptures on DVD in MP3 format at Amazon for a reasonable cost. Following are a couple of links:



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

P.S. Numerous people sent me links to some of these stories after I had decided to write on them. To save time I have not replied to each person individually, assuming that they would read the blog post. I am still riding my bicycle regularly for exercise, and also taking my dog Champ on bike jogs. This takes up considerable time (I rode 23 miles today before writing this post), so please understand my failure to answer each e-mail individually. I do appreciate the notes and links people send in.

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Signs of Oppression

Joseph Herrin (10-13-2013)

Ecclesiastes 4:1-2
Again, I observed all the oppression that takes place under the sun. I saw the tears of the oppressed, with no one to comfort them. The oppressors have great power, and their victims are helpless.
[New Living Translation]

For some weeks I have been asking the Father to show me what is coming to the land that I might be able to share with His children about the specific things that will occur. In the past few days I have had some unusual experiences that struck me as being symbolic of the oppression that is coming. I shared these matters with Randy Simmons today and he confirmed that he has been experiencing similar things that left him with a sense of foreboding. I would like to relate these matters to you.

Friday I went to the Post Office on Jekyll Island in order to mail out a batch of Bible Study/Newsletters to men in prison. I have been sending out these newsletters since March of 2010. I have sent out thousands of these newsletters in the last few years, normally sending out a batch every week. When I first began sending them out I went to the local post office and asked the postal clerk how much it would cost to mail them. They require more than a standard first class postage stamp as they are slightly larger than a standard letter, and also weigh more than a standard letter. I was told that I would have to purchase the stamp for the next weight category, which at this time is a 66 cent stamp. This is what I have been doing for more than three years without any problems arising with the Post Office.

I continued sending out the newsletters even when I was traveling across the country speaking, as I print them out myself and I always have my computer and printer with me. I have dropped the newsletters off at more than a score of post offices across the country and have never had any of them returned by the Postal Service for inadequate postage or a failure to meet postal regulations. You can understand my surprise when the postal worker at the Jekyll Island Post Office (a small one person affair) exclaimed “Uh oh!” when I handed her a stack of newsletters to mail.

I asked the woman what the problem was. She said that the newsletters should be sealed at the top, rather than at the bottom. To understand what she was talking about I provide the following image of a folded and stamped newsletter.

Parables Bookshelf Newsletter

The words “Bible Study” at the bottom of the newsletter are printed on a wide, sticky-backed label that I fold over and use to hold the newsletter closed. The newsletter itself is folded in half, being printed on standard 8-1/2" x 11" sheets of paper. The newsletters range in size from 16-26 pages each. Since they are printed on both sides of the paper this is actually 8-13 sheets of paper.

The woman told me that because of the way mail is fed through their automated sorting equipment, it could get hung up due to the lower right corner being loose. I informed the postal worker that I had been mailing these out for years and had never had any complaint from the postal service, nor had any of the newsletters ever been returned. She acted surprised at this, and said she would call a supervisor on the phone to verify the mailing requirements. I listened to her describe the mail to the supervisor, and when she hung up she affirmed to me that what she had told me was correct. She mentioned that she might let me mail this batch, but that I would need to correct the problem. I reasoned that I could do so without too much difficulty, as it was simply a matter of altering the layout of the address page of each newsletter. It would be time consuming since there are a total of 88 different newsletters, but it was doable.

The postal worker then added that it was not permissible to use a staple on the mailing. I was quite amazed at this latest information. Remaining calm, however, I asked her how a person might keep multiple pages of paper together if they did not use a staple? She had no answer to my question, but added that a staple could be used on the inside sheets of paper, but not on the outside sheet. By this time I was forming a plan in my mind to drop all the newsletters in a box and mail them to my daughter Kristin so she could drop them off at the local post office which had been mailing them for me for the past two years without any complaint.

I asked the woman if she could provide me with the website address where I might find the postal mailing regulations. She looked it up and wrote the page information down for me. She then added that I could pay an additional 20 cents per piece of mail and they would be able to mail them. The surcharge was due to the mail not being able to go through their automated sorting machine. It would have to be sorted by hand.

Well, this sounded better, for at least I was being told that my mailings could be handled by the post office, it would just cost more to do so. Knowing that I would only be on Jekyll Island for 3 months, I reasoned that I could afford the additional postage. I told the woman I would be happy to purchase some 20 cent stamps, affix them to my newsletters, and then give them back to her. So she sold me 100 of them, which was more than I needed at the moment, but they would last me the next week as well.

As this encounter was occurring I had a witness from the Spirit of Christ to remain calm and polite to the woman, and to simply let things play themselves out. During this time I had an uncomfortable feeling that reminded me distinctly of the several times I have been in court before a judge. In each of those times I received a ruling from a civil servant that was hostile and resulted in personal loss and suffering. I thought it odd that this postal experience reminded me of those experiences, but upon reflection I could see why I felt this way. The government and its servants are frequently guided by rules and regulations that do not serve the public interest, and which are increasingly in conflict with the judgment of God. It does not surprise me that an anti-christ government should behave in ways that are antithetical to the principles of Yahweh’s kingdom. Nevertheless, it is disturbing to be confronted with new difficulties that arise from the rulers of this fallen world system. The experience can be described as “oppressive.”

Just the day before I had stopped by a local convenience store on the island to look around. I saw several newspapers on display as I entered the store. I walked over to read the headlines. One story on a statewide newspaper for Georgia related how three politicians in the northern part of the state had introduced legislation to require all bicyclists to purchase license plates for their bikes. The legislation also included other restrictions, particularly relating to how group rides were to be conducted. Fortunately, a public meeting was held on the legislation and hundreds of Georgia citizens showed up to protest the proposed measures. The public was so overwhelmingly against the new laws that the three legislators dropped the matter.

This bill struck me as one more action of an overreaching government to control and restrict the freedom of movement of the population in America. America’s liberties are being cut-off one after another. Soon a person will not be able to go anywhere, or do anything, without being surveilled by the government, or getting their permission. Similar bills to license bicycles had previously been promoted in New York and in other parts of the country. I do not doubt that licensing bicycles will eventually become the law of the land.

On Friday evening, the same day that I had the encounter described above at the post office, I was checking out some links to news on the Internet and came across the following article.

Obamacare Fines to be Seized From Bank Accounts?
Man who attempted to sign up claims he was threatened with drivers license being revoked, federal tax lien on home

Paul Joseph Watson
October 2, 2013

A man who attempted to sign up for Obamacare online was told that a fine of over $4,000 dollars a year for refusing to take out mandatory health insurance could be taken directly from his bank account, and that his drivers license would be suspended and a federal tax lien placed against his home, according to an entry on the Facebook page.

If true, the implementation of Obamacare is going to be a whole lot more draconian than Americans have been led to believe.

Will Sheehan claims that when he tried to sign up for Obamacare and then register to opt out, he received an ominous warning. Sheehan’s full Facebook post reads;

    “I actually made it through this morning at 8:00 A.M. I have a preexisting condition (Type 1 Diabetes) and my income base was 45K-55K annually I chose tier 2 “Silver Plan” and my monthly premiums came out to $597.00 with $13,988 yearly deductible!!! There is NO POSSIBLE way that I can afford this so I “opt-out” and chose to continue along with no insurance.

    I received an email tonight at 5:00 P.M. informing me that my fine would be $4,037 and could be attached to my yearly income tax return. Then you make it to the “REPERCUSSIONS PORTION” for “non-payment” of yearly fine. First, your drivers license will be suspended until paid, and if you go 24 consecutive months with “Non-Payment” and you happen to be a home owner, you will have a federal tax lien placed on your home. You can agree to give your bank information so that they can easy “Automatically withdraw” your “penalties” weekly, bi-weekly or monthly! This by no means is “Free” or even “Affordable.”

Sheehan went on to point out that the site makes you input all your personal information before giving you an indication of the costs, meaning a database of the “uninsured” is being built. He added that he could not afford to pay the premium so would have to break the law and pay the fine, leaving him with no health care coverage.

The federal government has consistently denied that any fines pertaining to Obamacare non-compliance could be seized from bank accounts, despite reports last year that the IRS had hired 16,500 new agents to harass citizens who attempt to evade the new law.

“There’s no criminal sanctions for not paying this, and there’s no ability to levy a bank account or do seizures,” then-IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman said in April 2010.

In addition, Americans who refuse to pay for mandatory health insurance “shall not be subject to any criminal prosecution,” according to the law itself.

Section 1501(g)(2) of the Affordable Care Act also states that the IRS cannot “file notice of lien with respect to any property of a taxpayer by reason of any failure to pay the penalty imposed by this section.”

Either Sheehan’s claim that he received this notice is a lie, or the feds have been dishonest with the American people all along, and the revolt against Obamacare is about to take “don’t tread on me” to a whole new level.

I ask my readers to note that I did see the disclaimers and recognized the uncertainty in this article. The author, Paul Joseph Watson, acknowledges that Sheehan’s claim may be bogus. Nevertheless, I found the article disturbing, for I believe it does accurately reveal what we will eventually see occur under Obamacare. It is bad enough to have a lien placed against one’s tax return, which is what the current healthcare law calls for. Following is the schedule that has been published by the government as it is written into the Affordable Care Act.

The penalty for failing to carry qualifying health insurance coverage varies with household size, income, and year. In general, the penalties for non-compliance will be assessed as follows:
For individuals (whichever is greater):

2014 $95 or 1% of income above tax filing threshold
2015 $325 or 2% of income above tax filing threshold
2016 $695 or 2.5% of income above tax filing threshold

For families (whichever is greater):

2014 $285 or 1% of income above tax filing threshold
2015 $975 or 2% of income above tax filing threshold
2016 $2085 or 2.5% of income above tax filing threshold

It is not coincidental that 2016 is another election year. The election will be held after taxes are due that year, but before the next President is sworn into office. Therefore, whatever draconian penalties are assessed in 2017 can be blamed on the outgoing President. I would not be surprised to find that everything mentioned in the Prison Planet article, and more, will be used as weapons to beat the American populace into submission.

As a son of God who was directed by the Father in 1999 to cancel the health insurance I carried on myself and my family, and without having any present expectation that Yahweh will tell me to enroll in the new federal healthcare program, it is sobering to consider what life would be like with the government assessing fines of thousands of dollars a year, seizing funds from my personal bank account, suspending my driver’s license, and seeking to generally make life as unbearable as possible.

Although I am not aware of these penalties being incorporated into the CURRENT Affordable Care Act, history has proven that the government does not remain static. Laws are constantly amended, altered, or replaced. New programs are sold to the public with lies and intentional deception. Once adopted, the true nature of the beast becomes evident. The trend is toward ever increasing taxes and more severe penalties. Bear in mind that when Franklin Delano Roosevelt began the Social Security program in 1936, he also sold the program to the public by telling them it would hold great benefit with very little cost to the average citizen.

Here's what the 1936 government pamphlet on Social Security said, "After the first 3 years - that is to say, beginning in 1940 - you will pay, and your employer will pay, 1.5 cents for each dollar you earn, up to $3,000 a year. . . beginning in 1943, you will pay 2 cents, and so will your employer, for every dollar you earn for the next 3 years. . . . And finally, beginning in 1949, twelve years from now, you and your employer will each pay 3 cents on each dollar you earn, up to $3,000 a year." Here's Congress's lying promise: "That is the most you will ever pay..."

The Social Security pamphlet of 1936 read, "Beginning November 24, 1936, the United States Government will set up a Social Security account for you. ... The checks will come to you as a right." ( Americans were led to believe that Social Security was like a retirement account and that money placed in it was, in fact, their property. Shortly after the Social Security Act's passage, it was challenged in the U.S. Supreme Court, in Helvering v. Davis (1937). The court held that Social Security was not an insurance program, saying, "The proceeds of both employee and employer taxes are to be paid into the Treasury like any other internal revenue generally, and are not earmarked in any way." In a 1960 case, Flemming v. Nestor, the Supreme Court said, "To engraft upon Social Security system a concept of 'accrued property rights' would deprive it of the flexibility and boldness in adjustment to ever-changing conditions which it demands."
[Source: Walter E. Williams]

The statements above reveal that just as soon as the government gets a program passed, they begin to dramatically alter the conditions that they had publicly announced to the American public. As soon as the Social Security system became law, the conditions were changed. At times one branch of the government is used to enact the legislation, and another to perform the alterations, as in the case of the Supreme Court rulings aforementioned. How long do you think it will be before the following promises of the Affordable Care Act are altered? The Congressional Research Service’s report on the Penalty Provision of the Affordable Care Act (PPACA) states:

The Internal Revenue Code (IRC) limits the means the IRS may employ to collect the penalty established in the [PPACA]. First, the taxpayer is protected from either criminal prosecution or penalty for failure to pay the penalty. Second, the IRS is prohibited from either filing a notice of federal tax lien (NFTL) or levying any property in an effort to collect the penalty. There is no prohibition, however, on establishing a statutory lien against the taxpayer’s property. No additional limits are placed on the IRS using correspondence or phone calls, either through its own employees or through private collection agencies, in an effort to collect the amount owed. Additionally, no restriction was placed on the IRS's ability to use the refund offset as a means of collecting the amount due.

Those who are required to pay the penalty for failure to maintain minimum coverage but choose not to do so will be subject to increases in the amount owed due to interest and late payment penalties imposed on the penalty after it has been assessed by the IRS.

A taxpayer who chooses not to pay the required penalty may ultimately forfeit more than the amount of the penalty if that taxpayer is ever in the position of having an overpayment to the IRS for any reason, since the refund offset applies not only to overpayments shown on original tax returns, but also to any subsequent adjustments, for example an audit by the IRS that results in an overpayment. Further, as explained above, it is possible that the IRS could present its claim when property is being sold and collect both the original penalty amount along with accrued interest and applicable penalties.

I have long heard tragic stories where the “accrued interest and applicable penalties” the IRS has inflicted upon an individual far outweigh the original amount that they were accused of being delinquent in paying. The IRS already has the ability to attach a statutory lien against a person’s property for failing to pay penalties associated with the Affordable Care Act. When a person sells property, the IRS can demand to be paid from the proceeds before the taxpayer sees a dime. This is the law as it stands now. What it will eventually evolve into will certainly be far more sinister.

I went to bed Friday night thinking about what is coming to America, and I awoke with the same thoughts on my mind. Shortly after rising I turned on my computer and clicked on the Internet and was met with a message at the top of my browser stating that Internet access has been restricted on my computer. The message advised me to contact the system administrator for details. I re-booted my computer, and even tried another web browser, but continued to get the same message.

The thought occurred to me that the campground I am staying at, and whose Wi-Fi service I am using, might have some bandwidth limitations that I had exceeded as I had looked at some YouTube videos the prior evening. At the same time, I thought of how all of these experiences were following a common theme. The powers that be, whoever they are, were taking away my ability to function normally.

A brief talk with the campground manager saw my Internet access restored. Purchasing some additional postage allowed me to mail out the Bible Studies I had created for men in prison. Yet, what if the Holy Spirit were signifying that these sorts of oppressive actions are coming to Americans, especially those who will not embrace the New World Order (a.k.a. Satan’s kingdom), and who will not bow down and worship the beast (the world government and its leaders)?

Around noon Saturday I called Randy Simmons on the telephone and told him about these things. He had already encountered the rumor about Georgia requiring all bicyclists to purchase tags. The person who told him this news spoke emphatically, saying that the law had been passed, which in fact it had not. She also told Randy that the law required all bicycle owners to purchase insurance.

Randy further related to me some of the oppression he had been experiencing working with the homeless on the streets of Macon. The Macon police had begun to oppress the homeless in a great many ways. Some of their actions are understandable, but some of them are also very unreasonable. The police even began to harass local Christians who were taking food downtown to hand out free to the homeless. One Korean couple were harassed by the police when they were grilling hot dogs and hamburgers for the homeless once a week and distributing them free. The police forced them to discontinue doing so since they did not have a food vendor’s license.

This Korean couple had heard God tell them to go feed and minister to the homeless, so they returned the following week with a car full of McDonalds’ hamburgers, fries and drinks to give out to the homeless. The police also forbid them to do this, saying they were illegally distributing food. Unwilling to abandon the mission the Lord had given to them, this Korean woman who spoke English, and her husband who did not, began to pick up the homeless and drive them to McDonalds and buy the food for them there.

Randy has also had police begin to harass him. They have told him he could not park in certain areas, even though he was doing so legally, and had not exceeded the posted time limits. The police have come to the fountain in downtown Macon where Randy and Veronica frequently meet the homeless to sit and talk with them. He related to me how a large group of police had descended on them on more than one occasion. They put on gloves, and acted threateningly as if they might assault those who were gathered. They began to go through the bags of each person, ask for personal identification, and even examine the food the people were eating. They told everyone present to freeze in place and forbid them to go anywhere, though they had not been charged with any trespass or crime.

Randy related to me how he has felt the same thing I had sensed in my recent experiences, that there is great oppression looming, and it is not far off. There are moments already when there is a distinct impression that we are being viewed as an enemy of the state when we are doing nothing more than trying to minister the life and love of Christ to others. Having been twice thrown in jail, I recognize the possibility of such experiences becoming far more common among Christians in the days which we are entering. America’s once vaunted freedoms and liberty are being swiftly eroded. A police state is replacing what was once described as “the land of the free.”

As I was writing this post on Saturday evening, a story appeared on the news wire. It reported that due to a technical glitch, food stamp debit cards were not working in 17 states, affecting millions of government food assistance recipients. People were having to abandon their shopping carts full of food at the grocery stores because the computers were not allowing the stores to process their food stamp debit card transactions. Some customers were complaining that there children were going to have to go to bed hungry.

Although these experiences may be temporal, and unrelated to government plans to exert complete control over the populace, they serve as telling examples of what could occur if the government should choose to shut down an individual’s ability to function in society. The Soviets under Stalin starved an entire region containing millions of people into submission. They sent in troops to Ukraine, confiscated all the grain and food, and blocked access for more to enter. (In the book Dragon Flood, I have shared how this was done with the full complicity of the American government and media.) The capability is already present to shut off an individual’s, or an entire nation’s, access to the Internet, their bank accounts, and any government programs or benefits, to have their driver’s license suspended or revoked, and to have liens or levies placed against their property.

Before posting this an e-mail came in from Kathy Furman in Arizona. She shared some thoughts on the EBT (Food Voucher) payment system being down, not realizing that I was writing on this subject. Her remarks are very affirming. Randy and Kathy Furman regularly set up at swap meets as a way of earning some income, as well as being able to witness to people about Christ. The swap meets are basically large flea markets. This morning she wrote me the following:

When we finished selling yesterday, we stopped by the store to pick up some groceries.  We noticed a sign on the door that said they would not be able to accept EBT transactions.  This was at the 99cent Only Store.  We like to stop there because they have excellent prices on food items and surprisingly good fresh produce.  It crossed my mind that either their system was down or perhaps they had not met some restriction that allowed them to accept the food stamp card.  When we got home we saw on the internet that the food stamp system was down in 17 states.  People were not able to buy food.

That should be a real eye-opener to a lot of people.  It doesn't take much to loose their food buying privileges when they trust in the government system.  This time they say it was a glitch, but it is easy to see how the debit or credit system can be completely shut down without any warning.

It is such a blessing that Yahweh has taught us to rely on Him...

Last week we went to the swap meet to sell and every spot was taken.  That is very unusual.  We see it as a sign of the times.  People are having a difficult time making ends meet.  A lot of them are out of work and trying to survive by selling whatever they can.  There were a lot of sellers but not nearly enough buyers to go around.
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The economic situation in America is perilous. The nation’s wealth is being gathered up by large multi-national corporations who are reporting record profits. At the same time, the general population is finding employment increasing difficult to procure. When it is found it is increasingly a part-time, low-wage, job. This trend will greatly accelerate under Obamacare as employers cut workers’ hours to avoid having to pay medical benefits.

I believe the Father is warning His sons and daughters to prepare themselves for those things they will have to endure in coming days. What will you do when you cannot get your money out of the bank, your debit or credit cards will not work, your government benefits are suspended, your Internet access is cut-off, your driver’s license revoked, and you are considered an enemy of the state?

The Bible does foretell of just such experiences occurring.

Revelation 13:16-17
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.

None of these things are occurring apart from the knowledge of Yahweh. The oppression that is coming to America and the nations is intended for the purification of the church. Yahweh has had a forerunning group of sons and daughters who have been living on the fringes of society for years. They have heeded the call to come out of Babylon. They have survived without regular emplyment, without health insurance, without government benefits. They have yielded their lives to go where Yahweh instructs them, and to do whatever He requires them to do. In return, they have relied on the faithfulness of Yahweh to care for them. He has said:

Matthew 6:25-33
“For this reason I say to you, do not be anxious for your life, as to what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor for your body, as to what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single cubit to his life's span? And why are you anxious about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory did not clothe himself like one of these. But if God so arrays the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more do so for you, O men of little faith? Do not be anxious then, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'With what shall we clothe ourselves?' For all these things the Gentiles eagerly seek; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.”

Will these promises of God still stand when the beast government shuts Christians off from participating in this present world system of commerce, communication, and transportation? Yahweh will certainly continue to remain faithful! Perhaps the question more necessary to consider is, “Will you have the faith to trust your life, and that of your family, to His care?” Are you exercising faith now? Are you daily growing in your trust and obedience to the leading of the Holy Spirit?

For your encouragement, I will end this post with the following Psalm.

Psalms 46
For the choir director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah, set to Alamoth. A Song.
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, and though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea; Though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Selah.
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy dwelling places of the Most High. God is in the midst of her, she will not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns. The nations made an uproar, the kingdoms tottered; He raised His voice, the earth melted. Yahweh of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah.
Come, behold the works of Yahweh,Who has wrought desolations in the earth. He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; He burns the chariots with fire. "Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." Yahweh of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah.

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

P.S. If you are a new reader, please be apprised that I am NOT advocating that Christians engage in any form of political activism whose goal is resisting the plans of evil men in positions of political power. Yahweh has given America into the hands of men who are skilled in deception and destruction as a judgment for her many sins. Christians are in this world, but not citizens of it. They are aliens and strangers whose kingdom and home is with God. The weapons of our warfare are not carnal (ballots and bullets), but are spiritual. The information shared in this post is intended to apprise the people of God of what is coming upon the world with the hope that they will seek the Father’s counsel to know how to have themselves and their families in readiness both spiritually and physically. 

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