Saturday, April 27, 2013

The World on the Brink

Joseph Herrin (04-27-2013)

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The image above is taken from an advertisement of a special exhibit that is presently on display at the JFK Presidential Library in Boston. As you can glean from the banner below, this exhibit’s run began on April 12, just three days prior to the Boston Marathon bombing.

On April 15th, 2013, the day of the bombing, it was reported that a third bomb had gone off at the JFK Presidential Library. This library is also located in Boston, being about 3 miles from the finish line for the marathon. The report of a bomb going off at the library has since been denied. It is now being reported that a fire broke out in a mechanical room in a new section of the library. Whatever the truth of the matter, the entire world’s attention was drawn to the JFK library as all the mainstream media sources began making mention of a third explosion.

A brother in Christ (thank you Ivan) wrote to me and pointed out that a special exhibit was being held at the library. This exhibit focused on John F. Kennedy’s handling of the Cuban missile crisis in 1962. As noted on the top image, the subtitle for this exhibit is “Thirteen Days in October 1962.” The number 13 and fiery cataclysms are being promoted to an extraordinary degree by the media this year, a year marked the number 13.

Superbowl Ad Placed in ESPN Magazine

As mentioned in previous posts, the above advertisement contains a double entendre. Even as a football game has a fourth quarter, so does a year. The emphasis in this advertisement is upon the year, as one can see the number 13 going up in flames. The emphasis is particularly upon the “fourth quarter” which is October - December.

Two months back when I first posted the image above, a man wrote and suggested that the depiction of the Superdome in flames resembled the mushroom cloud shape of an atomic bomb exploding. The location of the Superdome is New Orleans, and this ties directly back into the exhibit at the JFK library.

The World on the Brink special exhibit at the JFK library includes as a centerpiece a documentary film titled Clouds Over Cuba. This documentary film has two distinct facets. First there is historical information, and archival footage, along with commentary, about the events in 1962. Second, there is a section titled “What If?” This latter portion of the documentary ponders what the world would be like had the Cuban missile crisis ended in a thermonuclear exchange between the United States and Russia. In this part of the film, New Orleans is depicted as having been wiped out as a Russian bomber flying out of Cuba drops an atomic bomb on the city. The entire documentary is about 20 minutes in length. There is a two minute trailer for the film available on YouTube.

Clouds Over Cuba Trailer

The complete documentary can be viewed freely online at the following website:

You can go directly to the “What If?” section by clicking on the link at the bottom of the website’s page for Chapter Selection. Although the film does not discuss a scenario where Washington, D.C. is destroyed, it does mention that the Russian missiles stationed in Cuba were in range of America’s capital. The website also features two images of the Capitol building in Washington. One shows the Capitol undamaged, and the other portrays it as having been destroyed by fire.

Capitol Building Undamaged

Capitol Building Destroyed
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I was stunned when I saw this picture, being immediately reminded of the blog post I wrote last November titled Thirteen. Following is an excerpt from that writing.
Looking back over the course of U.S. history I found a foreboding sign of that which is to come. In March of the year 1813 the 13th Congress was seated and continued until March 1815. This is the only other time that America has had a Congress marked by the number 13. (Note that the 113th Congress is now in session.) That it coincided with a year that ends in the number 13 is equally significant.

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

White House After it was Burned

U.S. Capitol Building After it was Burned

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

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

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

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

Note the time measurements given.

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

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

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

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

We arrive at the date of January 20, 2013!

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

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

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

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

For generations now America has been a dwelling place of demons and a prison of unclean spirits.
[End of excerpt from post titled Thirteen]

Let me interject here an image from the documentary Clouds Over Cuba. Note what the last sentence written above states, and then look closely at what is written on the ruins of the home in New Orleans behind and to the right of the man in the picture.

The words “Evil Spirits” are written on a piece of lumber in the ruins of this home. New Orleans is truly a dwelling place of evil spirits. The same could be said of America as a nation. This is why judgment is coming to her.

At the moment the above image was shown in the documentary, the man had stated that his father had been unable to find any groceries. A neighbor gave the son (the man pictured) thirty dollars and told him to go find food for his family to eat. It was because the man had left town to find food that he was not destroyed in the blast. A shortage of available food will be seen in America in days not far off.

At this point I want to include the last section of the post titled Thirteen.
Yahweh has been calling His people who dwell in the midst of Babylon to “Come out of her, My people!” Many Christians have heeded the call to come out of apostate churches, and to disengage from the pursuit of the American dream of ease and prosperity. Those who have not heeded the Spirit’s voice have been caught up in the sins of Babylon, and they risk partaking of the plagues which are coming.

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

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

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


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

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

In a post last week on the Boston bombing, I included an image from Google Earth that shows the location of the Finish Line for the Boston Marathon. The address is 666 Boylston Street.

I believe the pin labeled “A” shows symbolically where America is at this time. America has taken on the mature image of the beast (666). She has given herself to a headlong pursuit of every vice, sin, and abomination. She has murdered tens of millions of babies. She is brazenly pushing the homosexual lifestyle upon all mankind, from children in her public schools, to nations around the world. Drug abuse, violence, murder, rape, pedophilia, and every conceivable form of wickedness are rife in the nation.

America is about to cross the finish line. America, and the world, are on the brink. America’s long run of freedom under the protections of a constitutional republic are nearly over. We saw the Constitution’s protections suspended in Boston, one of America’s leading cities, a week ago. People were ordered to get off the streets, and to stay in their homes. Constitutional protections were suspended as the military, FBI, police, and Homeland Security went door to door, ordering citizens out of their homes at gunpoint. They performed searches of people’s homes without warrants, in violation of the Fourth Amendment. The Second Amendment right to bear arms is under assault by the government. This week, Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire mayor of New York City, stated that the Constitution needs to change.

“The people who are worried about privacy have a legitimate worry,” Mr. Bloomberg said in a Tuesday press conference reported by the Politicker. “But we live in a complex world where you’re going to have to have a level of security greater than you did back in the olden days, if you will. And our laws and our interpretation of the Constitution, I think, have to change.”

Barack Obama was first elected on a campaign promise of “Change.” The hour is at hand for promises to be fulfilled. America stands on the brink of destruction. Her race is almost over. As she nears the finish line an explosion will cut Lady Liberty’s feet out from under her. She will collapse, never to rise again.

Putting together these various pieces of a puzzle as I have done here is not the same as speaking a word of prophecy from Yahweh. There are men, however, who have prophesied of nuclear destruction coming to America. One such man was Dmitru Duduman. In one of the visions he was shown missiles coming from Cuba.

No matter how America’s judgment comes, it will surely come. Many signs point to the hour of her judgment being near at hand. Dmitru Duduman stated that when America is burned with fire that Israel will be left without protection. She will be vulnerable to her many adversaries.

I will close this post by sharing a personal prophetic experience of a friend and brother in Christ. Andrew is a Christian brother in his thirties. He has a sincere love for, and commitment to, Yahshua. I have known Andrew for some years. I stayed in his home for some months when I began traveling back in 2009.

Yahweh spoke to Andrew some years back telling him that one day he would have a son named Jacob. The Holy spirit indicated that Jacob would be born during the time of Jacob’s trouble foretold in Scripture.

Jeremiah 30:6-7
Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? Wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness? Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.

Since then Andrew’s wife has given birth to daughters, but no more sons. It seemed that they would have no more children until recently Andrew’s wife became pregnant once more. Last week she went in for a sonogram as she was at 20 weeks. It was clearly affirmed that she is carrying a boy. Jacob’s due date is in September.

Will this birth take place during a season of birth pangs for the nations? I believe that America has already been experiencing “labor pangs.” The slaughter of children at Sandy Hook, the bombing in Boston, economic troubles, unemployment, rampant crime, these are precursors of worse things to come.

Why was attention brought to bear upon the JFK Library with its special exhibit The World on the Brink on the day of the Boston bombings? Those who are sober and alert will take these things to the Lord and ask Him for understanding.

Psalms 34:9-10
O fear Yahweh, you His saints; For to those who fear Him, there is no want. The young lions do lack and suffer hunger; But they who seek Yahweh shall not be in want of any good thing.

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Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Boston Unicorn

Joseph Herrin (04-20-2013)

Note: This post builds on the previous writing titled The Second Boston Massacre. I recommend that you read that post before you read this one.

Medal Given to Every Runner in This Year’s Boston Marathon
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As I was viewing images in the immediate aftermath of the bombing at the Boston Marathon, I was alerted to the presence of a Satanic boast when I saw a picture of the medal that is given to those who cross the finish line. (The medal is normally awarded only to those who finish the race, but due to the race being stopped when the bombs went off, those who oversee the race decided to give a medal to every registered participant who came to collect one.)

I understood that the image of the unicorn bears occult significance, and I was prompted to delve further into this aspect of the race to understand what is being communicated. Let me begin by sharing a relevant quotation from occult author Nancy Hathaway.

The unicorn here is once again a symbol of transformation, for this unicorn seeks a better world … through the purifying, purgative powers of destruction. Its purpose, like that of the Hindu god Siva, or Shiva, is to tear down and to renew.
[Source: The Unicorn, p. 161]

Knowing that Satan and his human emissaries are engaged in a plan to “transform” the world, to bring forth what they view as “a better world,” and knowing that this New World Order must arise out of the ashes and “destruction” of the old, the image of the unicorn is particularly befitting the works of Lucifer.

Horns throughout the Bible are symbols of power and authority. To have one’s horn exalted, was a symbolic way of stating that one had risen to a position of ascendancy over others.

I Samuel 2:10
Those who contend with Yahweh will be shattered; Against them He will thunder in the heavens. Yahweh will judge the ends of the earth; And He will give strength to His king, and will exalt the horn of His anointed.

The phrases “give strength to the king,” and “exalt the horn of His anointed” are parallel. They are written in a form of Hebrew poetry where a thought is repeated using different speech. We can discern by this what is meant by one having their horn exalted. They receive strength and power over others.

I would make mention of another occult meaning found in the symbol of the unicorn. The single horn sprouts from the forehead. Its location is associated with the pineal gland, the seat of psychic power. This is often depicted as a third eye. The horn of the unicorn has a special relationship to the seat of psychic (mental) power.

This single horn has also been compared with ‘a frontal penis’ or ‘phallus of the psyche,’ the symbol of spiritual fecundity.
[Source: Penguin Dictionary of Symbolism]

In applying this symbol to Satan, it is a boast of his ability to reproduce his mind, or spirit in others. This is not an idle boast. Satan has replicated his dark mind throughout humanity, beginning with Adam and Eve. Only by virtue of union with Yahshua the Messiah is a man or woman able to cast off the Satanic mind and put on the mind of Christ.

In previous writings I have made mention of the spire that is being constructed atop the One World Trade Center. When I first saw a depiction of it I recognized it to be the horn of an unicorn.

One World Trade Center Spire

It is immensely significant that the unicorn spire of the One World Trade Center tower is in actuality a broadcasting mast. The spire, and the roof of One World Trade Center, will be brimming with television broadcast antennas.

29 May, 2003 - The New York Times reports that the Metropolitan Television Alliance has signed a deal to put as many as 22 antennae on top of Freedom Tower (Now renamed One World Trade Center). The World Trade Center was home to many of New York's television and radio transmitters until the attacks of September 11, 2001. The Freedom Tower will be the new home to TV channels 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, 28, 30, 31, 36, 38, 40, 41, 44, 45, 47, 53, 56, 61, and 68.

1WTC Spire and Antenna Ring

The horn of the unicorn is surrounded with broadcast antennas, for it is television, radio, and other media that serve as Satan’s channel for disseminating his spiritual seed throughout humanity. As men, women, and children watch endless hours of television they are having the mind of Satan infused into their being. In an action opposite to the apostle Paul’s counsel to “be transformed by the renewing of your mind,” these ones are being hardened and further corrupted, as the Satanic mind leads them to ever increasing depravity and abominations.

Understand then, that the unicorn depicted on the medal for the Boston Marathon is a symbol of Satan’s power and authority over mankind. The image of the unicorn is often a blend of a horse and a goat, and this is observed on the Boston Athletic Association’s logo reproduced on the marathon’s medal.

Note the “goatee” on the chin of the unicorn. The goat is an universal symbol of Satan, both in the Bible and in the realm of the occult. When Yahshua spoke of separating the sheep from the goats, the goats were representative of those who manifest the mind of Satan. The emblem of the Boston Athletic Association is a depiction of Satan as ruler. It is therefore not surprising to find that this signature event of the association has now been marked with destruction. Satan comes only to kill, steal, and destroy.

We find this association with the unicorn going back to the first Boston Massacre. In the previous post I shared an image of a propaganda flyer created by Paul Revere showing the Boston Massacre.

Note the building at the very back. I have included a high resolution image so that you can view it in detail by clicking on it. Look closely at the roof line of the building on the right hand side. You will faintly see an image of an unicorn.

Old State House - Unicorn

The building depicted here is the Old State House in Boston. It still exists today, being the oldest building in the city. Following is a recent image of the portion of the building that bears the unicorn symbol.

The historical rationale for having an unicorn atop the building, and a lion on the other side, is that these two creatures are found on England’s coat of arms. Massachusetts was a British Colony. The State House was the center for British rule of the colony. Satan was the inspiration for these figures. We have already observed the meaning of the unicorn and how it relates to Satan. The lion is also easily observed in association to this fallen angelic being.

I Peter 5:8
Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Lest any should doubt that England’s government has long been under the domination of Satan, they need only observe the boundary dragons that guard all the entrances to the inner city of London.

This unicorn, which symbolizes transformation and a new order arising out of “the purgative powers of destruction,” looked down upon the crowds in the streets of Boston during the first Boston Massacre in 1770. Later that day the Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts stood on a balcony of the Old State House, under the image of the unicorn, and ordered the people to return to their homes.

On March 5, 1770, The Boston Massacre occurred in front of the building on Devonshire Street. Lieutenant Governor Thomas Hutchinson stood on the building's balcony to speak to the people, ordering the crowd to return to their homes.

We find in this a parallel to the more recent Boston massacre as Patrick Deval, the Governor of Massachusetts ordered all citizens to return to their homes and to remain inside until they were given leave to come out.

Why are we seeing such distinct parallels between the first Boston Massacre and what occurred in Boston this week? It is because once more Satan is active in working to replace an old order with a new order. Even as British rule was cast off to be replaced with a new Luciferian government of 13 colonies, so today we find Satan moving to destroy America as a constitutional republic that he might institute global governance over the entire world.

This same State House in Boston served six years later as a key location for another major act of Satan.

On July 18, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was proclaimed from the east side balcony to jubilant crowds by Col. Thomas Crafts (one of the Sons of Liberty). At one o'clock Col. Crafts rose in the Council Chamber and read it to the members. Then, fellow patriot Sheriff William Greenleaf attempted to read it from the balcony, but he could only muster a whisper. Col. Crafts then stood next to the sheriff and read it from the balcony in a stentorian tone.
[Source: Ibid]

Note that the date was the 18th (6+6+6) and the time was 1:00 P.M., also designated as 1300 hours. The number 13 should be familiar to readers of this blog as a number denoting “rebellion.” E.W. Bullinger in his book Number in Scripture shares the following:

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

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

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

So here is a rebellion being declared at the 13th hour on the 18th day (6+6+6) in Boston under images of Satan, the lion and the unicorn. Here, under the image of the unicorn, Satan infused his mind into the people. The Bible tells us that “rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft” (I Samuel 15:23). Satan uses a form of witchcraft to manipulate the minds of others. Witchcraft in its essence is the occult control of other people’s thoughts and actions. I have stated elsewhere that Hollywood is the center for America’s television and movie industry, and holly wood is what witches use to make their magic wands.

It seems strangely significant that America’s seminal document of rebellion was read by a man who was named Crafts. The word “craft” is often employed to describe the work of witches. I am certain that many readers have also noted on other websites that there were men present near the location of the bombs that went off in Boston who have been identified as private mercenaries employed by a company known as The Craft.

The Craft Logo and Motto

Violence, murder, rebellion, witchcraft, manipulation and control of the thoughts and actions of others, all flow from Satan. America as a nation is descending rapidly into greater manifestations of all of these things.

Returning to the Declaration of Independence that was read from the balcony of the Boston State House by a man named Crafts, consider that this document is identified as one of America’s “seminal” documents. The word “seminal” comes from the same root as “semen.” The word “seminal” describes an idea that serves as the seed from which something is birthed. Bear in mind that this occurred beneath the image of the unicorn whose horn is described as the “‘phallus of the psyche,’ the symbol of spiritual fecundity (fertility).”

With the unicorn looking down upon the people, Satan infused his mind into the crowd below. A new nation was “conceived” as the seed of Satan was eagerly embraced by the willing masses who allowed his rebellious thoughts to find fertile ground in their minds. The seed of rebellion was disseminated at the 13th hour of the 6+6+6th day of the month.

Undoubtedly, some readers who have been raised in apostate Christianity and conditioned by the media, government, and school systems, to view the rebellion against England as a righteous act, will be offended at the suggestion that it was initiated by Satan and was contrary to the mind of Christ. I invite you to read the chapter from the book Dragon Flood that sets forth the mind of Christ regarding this event.

After Satan transferred his thoughts to the people on July 18, 1776, the lion and unicorn were cast down from the top of the Old State House and burned, for the rebels saw them as symbols of England. Little did they realize that the power these emblems actually represented had already gained possession of their souls, and that this control was acceded willingly. It was too late for the people, for the psychic sexual, penetrative act, had been accomplished. The Declaration of Independence had been read. Its justifications for rebellion were now lodged in the minds of the listeners. The fiery destruction of the unicorn served merely as one more aspect of this emblem’s symbolism; Transformation, Satan’s “better world,” would come only through “the purgative powers of destruction.” War was declared. Thousands of lives were lost, as men followed Satan into violence and acts of wanton destruction.

(Note that the word “purgative,” like the words “purge,” “purify,” and “pure” come from the same root as the word “fire.” This is readily observed in the English word “pyre,” which is defined as a heap of combustible material. There is no greater purifying agent than fire, thus the similarity of these words.)

What then is foreshadowed when the tallest building in America, located in her most populous city, is crowned with the horn of an unicorn? That this spire is actually a communications mast signifies that the entire nation is being impregnated with the mind of Satan through the absolute control of the media. Very shortly it will be seen that no alternative media will be permitted. The Internet will be rigidly controlled. Any views expressed in opposition to the plans and thoughts of Satan and his earthly disciples will be met with harsh measures.

The ascendancy of this horn over America further gives notice that the world is in the act of being transformed. The transformation of government, society, and even religion, will ultimately be accomplished through “the purgative powers of destruction.” Out of the ashes of the old system will come a New World Order, a Luciferian world government. A time of tremendous civil unrest, of destruction and tribulation, surpassing anything the world has seen, will transition humanity into the new Babylon. Satan will birth his kingdom in the blood of the slain. Is this not what occurred during the first Boston Massacre and the bloody conflict that ensued? There is nothing new under the sun.

Like Jeremiah, and others who have foretold of judgment and calamitous days aproaching, I am often charged with being a purveyor of doom and gloom. You will find far more voices among Christianity, with far larger followings, proclaiming a message of peace and safety; of ease and prosperity. The Joel Osteens, T.D. Jakes, and Rick Warrens of the world are legion. They are blind leaders of the blind.

I Thessalonians 5:3-5
While they are saying, "Peace and safety!" then destruction will come upon them suddenly like birth pangs upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you like a thief; for you are all sons of light and sons of day.

That peace and safety are not to be found in this fallen world should be evident to those who witnessed the tragedy that unfolded in Boston this week. Yet, far worse things are coming. Observe the rising of One World Trade Center, and consider what it signifies. The spire has only one section remaining to be installed, and is on track to be completed this month.

Attend to the unicorn spire whose ascendant form will crown the tallest building in America. As you do, look with eyes of understanding. Satan’s kingdom is approaching her zenith. Babylon is lifting her head. Darkness is being infused into the minds of mankind, and gross darkness will soon engulf the entire earth.

Isaiah 60:2
"For behold, darkness will cover the earth, and deep darkness the peoples...”

In the darkness, a remnant of Yahweh’s people will shine forth as great lights. The glory of the Lord will be seen upon them. If you would be light in the ensuing darkness, you must renew your mind. You must not permit the seed of Satan to be implanted within you. Spend time daily communing with Yahweh. Feed your mind on the holy Scriptures. Fulfill the commandment of the apostles of Christ:

II Corinthians 10:5
We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.

Is not the spire atop 1WTC a “lofty thing”? Is it not being “raised up against the knowledge of God”? It is designed to pour forth a flood of Satanic thought upon the earth. Do not drink of the poisoned waters poured forth by the dragon. There is living water to be found in Christ.

Revelation 22:17
And the Spirit and the bride say, "Come." And let the one who hears say, "Come." And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost.

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Second Boston Massacre - The Devil is in the Details

Joseph Herrin (04-18-2013)

Depiction of Boston Massacre Drawn by Paul Revere
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The above flyer produced by Paul Revere, Freemason, and agent provocateur, reads:

The bloody massacre perpetrated in King Street Boston on March 5th 1770 by a party of the 29th Regt.

Unhappy Boston! see thy Sons deplore
Thy hallow'd walks besmear'd with guiltless gore
While faithless P____n and his savage bands
With murd'rous rancour stretch their bloody hands
Like fierce barbarians grinning o'er their prey
Approve the carnage and enjoy the day.

If scalding drops from rage, from anguish wrung
If speechless sorrow, lab'ring for a tongue
Or if a weeping world can ought appease
The plaintive ghosts of victims such as these
The patriot's copious tears for each are shed
A glorious tribute which embalms the dead.

But know, Fate summons to that awful goal
Where Justice strips the murd'rer of his soul,
Should venal C___ts, the scandal of the land,
Snatch the relentless villain from her Hand
Keen execrations on this plate inscrib'd
Shall reach a Judge who never can be brib'd.

If you have not read the series Dragon Flood, that reveals the Masonic and Luciferian connections of America’s founding fathers and original “patriots,” you will possibly have difficulty perceiving that Paul Revere was an agent of Satan fomenting rebellion. I recommend that series to you if you are interested in reading an accurate historical account of America’s founding as a nation.

The following words of the apostle Paul accurately describe men like Paul Revere:

II Corinthians 11:14-15
Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their deeds.

The following quotation reveals the extent of Paul Revere’s involvement in Freemasonry.

At age 25, Paul Revere was initiated in St. Andrew's Lodge on September 4, 1760. He was the first candidate received after their Charter dated 1756 was received from the Grand Lodge of Scotland. He was raised on January 27, 1761. The records of St. Andrew's Royal Arch Chapter, functioning as part of St. Andrew's Lodge, indicate that Paul Revere became a Royal Arch Mason and Knight Templar on December 11, 1769. Brother Revere was very active in his Lodge by his attendance and serving as Junior Deacon, Junior Warden, and Secretary before being installed at age 35 as Worshipful Master on November 30, 1770. At that time he was already serving as Senior Grand Deacon of the Massachusetts (Provincial) Grand Lodge. This was the beginning of his "very active masonic career" which is indicated by the list of his Lodge Offices attached to this paper. He served nine (9) terms as Worshipful Master, 5 with St. Andrew's Lodge and 4 with Rising States Lodge and, with the exception of the Revolutionary war years, served continuously as a Grand Lodge Officer from 1769 to 1797. Time does not permit a complete definition of his role in the formation of Rising States Lodge and the Massachusetts Grand Lodge; however, he certainly was an active participant.

It seems fitting that Paul Revere constructed his poem on the Boston Massacre by utilizing three stanzas of six lines each. Look under the image on the flyer and you will see these three stanzas laid out horizontal to one another. They take the form 6-6-6.

Paul Revere is regarded by many as an American Patriot, an image he sought to cultivate. He produced this flyer to rally support for the rebellion, planned by Freemasons in The Green Dragon Tavern, Boston, whose upper floor served as the meeting room for St. Andrews Masonic Lodge. The Masonic rebellion would be officially sanctioned by America’s founding fathers when the Declaration of Independence was signed six years later. During the ensuing years, Revere agitated for rebellion, and was instrumental in numerous acts of aggression against the British. His most famous activity is commonly referred to as “the midnight ride of Paul Revere.” This occurred five years after the Boston Massacre, on the night of April 18 (again 6+6+6), in the year 1775.

Paul Revere rode from Boston warning men, a large percentage of whom were undoubtedly his fellow Freemasons, that the British were marching toward Lexington and Concord. The Boston Marathon is held annually on Patriots’ Day, which is a civic holiday in Massachusetts, commemorating the battles of Lexington and Concord.

The tie-ins between the Boston Massacre of Paul Revere’s day, and the massacre that occurred this week during the running of the Boston Marathon, are numerous. Consider the image and following line taken from the flyer produced by Paul Revere.

Thy hallow'd walks besmear'd with guiltless gore

Compare the above to the following:

Thy hallow'd walks besmear'd with guiltless gore

Look again at the close-up image of Paul Revere’s flyer. Focusing narrowly on this portion of the drawing, the cloud from the soldier’s rifles looks similar to the cloud of smoke and dust that attended the two explosions in Boston this week. Out of this cloud of smoke in the Revere image came metal projectiles, round balls not unlike the ball bearings that came from the exploding bombs on Boylston Street.

Note also that in the image drawn by Paul Revere, three men lie dead on the ground. This is a historically accurate detail, for three men were immediately slain during the first Boston Massacre (two others later died from their wounds). Three people also died in the immediate aftermath of this second Boston massacre.

In Revere’s drawing the wounded are carried by the crowd away from the scene of carnage, and this too has found its parallel.

Carrying the Injured

Continuing the parallels between Revere’s day and the present, history records that the “patriots” of the American colonies were moved to action on the night of Paul Revere’s ride, being provoked because the British government had given command to disarm them. Following is a quote from Wikipedia.

On April 14th, General Gage received instructions from Secretary of State William Legge, Earl of Dartmouth (dispatched on 27th January), to disarm the rebels, who were known to have hidden weapons in Concord, among other locations, and to imprison the rebellion's leaders, especially Samuel Adams and John Hancock. Dartmouth gave Gage considerable discretion in his commands. Gage issued orders to Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith to proceed from Boston "with utmost expedition and secrecy to Concord, where you will seize and destroy... all Military stores.

Today it is America’s government that is pressing forward to disarm the populace. This is stirring up many who are considered patriots today. Once more there is a revolution brewing. The Battle of Lexington and Concord took place on April 19th, 1775. This happens to be the same month and day that the Waco massacre occurred, and the Oklahoma City bombing two years later. Whether one looks at the actual anniversary date of the Battle of Lexington and Concord, or the civic holiday that commemorates the event, they are equally marked by recent massacres of non-combatant citizens.

It may be of interest for some to note that yesterday, April 17th, just one day prior to the anniversary of Paul Revere’s midnight ride, and two days prior to the anniversary of the Battle of Lexington and Concord, there were explosions reported in the news that occurred in, or near, Waco, Texas and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

The following video showing the massive explosion at the fertilizer plant near Waco shows the enormity of this blast.

In another parallel, the Oklahoma City bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building utilized a fertilizer bomb. Fertilizer is a common material employed by bomb makers as it contains a high level of nitrates which are explosive. Like these bombs, America is a powder keg waiting to explode.

Satan is the guiding hand behind these events. Yahshua declared that Satan “comes only to kill, steal, and destroy,” and that he is “a murderer from the beginning.” Satan’s signature is present in the details of this second Boston massacre.

A brother in Christ sent me a link to an article posted the day of the bombing that made mention of the fact that the finish line of the Boston Marathon is located at 666 Boylston Street. Later I was sent an image from Google maps that showed this to be true, but I decided to test this myself. Using Google’s Chrome browser, I went to the Google map site and keyed in the address 666 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts. I then clicked on the link for the street view, and I was able to obtain the following image.

Note that the pushpin labeled “A” marks the precise location that Google maps identifies as 666 Boylston Street. The marker sits within inches of the Finish Line for the Boston Marathon. Symbolically, I would suggest that this indicates that America’s marathon, which began with the American Revolution, is about to be finished. America’s days as a constitutional republic are soon to end in a fiery cataclysm.

Doing a little research on the naming of Boylston Street, I found the following information.

It was later again renamed for Ward Nicholas Boylston (1747–1828), a man of wealth and refinement, an officer of the Crown, and philanthropist.

I was immediately struck by the phrase “a man of wealth and refinement,” observing in it a parallel to the lyrics of the Rolling Stones’s song Sympathy for the Devil.

"Sympathy For The Devil"

Please allow me to introduce myself
I'm a man of wealth and taste

The words “refinement” and “taste” describe the same character trait. So not only does the finish line of the Boston Marathon coincide with the number 666, but the street it is on is named after a man who is described in an identical manner as the Devil. (Boylston’s middle name was Nicholas, and one of Satan’s personas is Old Nick - Santa/Satan.)

Bear in mind that Satan and his human emissaries made much of this Rolling Stones’ song during the recent Super Bowl. The main sponsor of the Super Bowl was Mercedes Benz, who featured a commercial for a new car that incorporated this song in its soundtrack.

Satan announces many of his plans through the media and through the corporate entities that he controls. Mercedes is one of many international corporations under Satan’s yoke. A double entendre was clearly intended by the following ad that Mercedes placed in ESPN Magazine.

How does one set their soul free? They do so by dying. It is at the moment of death that the soul is loosed from the body. 2013 has begun with much evil, yet there are far worse things ahead for America as a nation. The bombing at the Boston Marathon is a harbinger of far greater devastation to come.

As I was viewing images of the Boston Marathon bombing, I was struck by the incongruity of one photo that was included on NBC’s website. Every other photo showed pictures of the bombs exploding, or the aftermath. They all featured the wounded, emergency workers, the moment of the explosion, or something that definitely revealed that a calamity had occurred. One picture was added to the mix that has nothing to do with the bombing...., or does it? This image shows a woman holding up a sign encouraging a friend named April to finish the race. Like the Super Bowl ad, the message on her sign holds a double meaning, for not only is April the name of her friend, but it is the month we are now in, the month that the bombing occurred.

Sign reads: “APRIL - It’s all down hill from here!”

Why did NBC add this photo to their portfolio of bombing images? What message are the network’s rulers, and disciples of Satan, seeking to convey? The answer may lie in examining the history of the first Boston Massacre. Wikipedia has the following statement in their article on the Boston Massacre.

The event is widely viewed as foreshadowing the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War...
[Source: ibid]

The Boston Massacre was NOT a spontaneous or random event. Freemasons were seeking support for their rebellion. They needed some public atrocity to rally the people to their cause. Historical accounts reveal that the British soldiers showed considerable restraint, while being threatened by a mob that was pelting them with snowballs (many of which had rocks in them), and other objects. They were backed into a corner where they feared for their lives, and only fired into the crowd after being assaulted. John Adams, the future President of the United States, was chosen to serve as defense lawyer for the British soldiers, who were tried in American courts. The British troops were exonerated when the actual facts of the event were presented.

The outcome of the trial did not hinder the cause of the Freemasons. Men like Paul Revere utilized the press to spread a false depiction of the event. Their purpose was to manipulate the masses into supporting the aims of the Freemasons. Satan has always worked through deception. He has found the media, even the primitive press of Paul Revere’s day, to be an effective channel for his lies.

It was the same Freemasons who planned the Boston Tea Party at the Green Dragon Tavern, and in their lodges. It was the Freemasons who drove the British to take action against the colonists by seeking to remove the guns of the rebels. It was the Freemasons who initiated conflicts such as the Battle of Lexington and Concord that soon erupted into open warfare.  William Still, in his book New World Order, reports that twenty-four of George Washington’s major generals were masons and thirty of thirty-three brigadier generals were Masons. The Freemasons were continually guiding the course of events in the American colonies.

The goal of the Freemasons in the 18th century was to overthrow the government that existed in the American colonies in order that they might establish their own government. Massacres, and violent and deceptive acts like the Boston Tea Party, all served the ends of the Masonic masters. Little has changed today. Once more the servants of Lucifer are seeking to bring an end to one form of government, so they may establish a new one. Out of the ashes of the old system will arise a New World Order.

People of God, the mass of people in this nation are being manipulated. They are being guided by an unseen hand whose goal is the end of America as a constitutional republic, and the formation of a global government. The assaults on the Bill of Rights, the profusion of Executive Orders by the President, and many other devices are being employed to bring to a close America’s long race as the world’s oldest democratic republic.

The Bible reveals that Satan and his servants will succeed in their plans, but their success will be temporal. Yahshua will return and bring an end to the rule of Satan and his disciples. Until then, the people of God must prepare themselves spiritually to be able to stand in the midst of dark days. Wickedness is increasing. Satan’s presence is being felt to an increasing degree day by day. He knows his time is short, and he has great wrath. He will slaughter many more people before his rule is brought to an end.

As a watchman, and a minister appointed by Yahshua, I would have you be aware of the deception all around you. We should not be ignorant of Satan’s devices. Do not believe the commentary you are hearing from the media. The media is an instrument in Satan’s hands to deceive the masses. Whether the event is the slaughter of men, women and children at a church compound in Waco, Texas; the Oklahoma City bombing; the “terrorist” attacks of 9-11; the Sandy Hook elementary shooting; or the Boston Marathon bombing, you will not find the truth reported in the mainstream media.

The masters of deceit manipulate the public by feeding them lies. This was practiced on American soil as far back as Paul Revere’s publication of the Masonic view of the Boston Massacre. Satan has not altered his methods, for they work extremely well.

I John 5:19
The whole world lies in the power of the evil one.

I will close this post with the following admonition from the apostle Peter.

I Peter 5:8
Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

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Sunday, April 14, 2013


Joseph Herrin (04-14-2013)

Assembling the Puzzle - Finding Answers

Recently I have received a number of correspondences from brothers and sisters in Christ who have struggled with besetting sin. One sister shared that she is a compulsive shopper. A man wrote to ask me for prayer and advice because he is addicted to sexual sins. He views pornography, is married, yet has had sexual intercourse with women from his workplace, one of whom is herself married. Another sister in Christ wrote and shared that she had entered into a sexual relationship with a man for five years before marrying him. When the marriage became difficult, she left her husband and moved in with an older man who was kind to her and began having sex with him.

Over the years since Yahweh called me into a ministry of writing, counseling, and teaching, I have encountered such examples frequently. Some of the brothers and sisters who write to me are in deep distress. They are fearful of the consequences of their actions. They report a sense of separation from God. They have difficulty hearing God’s voice, and they often write with great emotion pleading with me to tell them what they need to do.

The church today is overrun with sin. There is little holiness among God’s people. Consequently, many are estranged from God. He seems distant to them. They cannot hear His voice. The scriptures declare:

Matthew 5:8
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

Hebrews 12:14
Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord...

It is a terrifying thing to be estranged from God. Sin brings separation.

There is much confusion today regarding this subject. People write to me and ask “Why can’t I overcome this sin? Do I not have enough fear of God? Have I not been born again? Do I not have the Spirit of Christ in my life?” They cry out, repent, and ask God to help them not sin again, but they return over and over to the same behavior.

In this teaching I will share with you a revelation I received from Yahweh. It is a message I have not heard preached anywhere else. I invite you to ask the Spirit of Christ to guide you to truth and understanding as you read. What I share has the ability to transform your life, but the way is costly.

I was first exposed to pornography as a child of about 13 years old. My flesh was immediately enticed by sexual lust. I did not have to go looking for an enslaving desire. Sin was already resident in my flesh. It was awakened when I was exposed to pornography, and I began to entertain this sinful desire whenever I had the opportunity. As a young man of 15 I obtained my first regular employment in a small market. In the store was a magazine rack that contained a number of pornographic magazines. I would sneak them out back and look at them. I began stashing some behind the store and going back later and taking them home.

I fed the lust that excited my flesh. It was a love/hate relationship. I was a born again Christian, yet I was engaging in behavior that I knew to be ungodly. I would feel soiled, and sense the separation from God whenever I looked at pornography and entertained lustful thoughts in my mind. I was quite sensitive to the Father. I wanted to please Him. I usually found I could not even pray until the morning of the day after I had sinned. With a new day I felt like I could have a new beginning. I would repent before God. I would ask for His help. I would make a commitment to not look at pornography again, but my resolve did not last. I would sin again, sometimes the same day, and would be cast into despair.

This struggle continued into my thirties. Over the years I asked many ministers, church elders, and teachers, what the answer was. I confessed my sin to them. Yet none could help me. Even after I was married I continued in this behavior. When God gave me children my distress over my sinful behavior increased. I knew about generational sins. I did not want to pass along to my son and daughter the besetting sins I struggled with. I did not want them to defile their lives. As a father, I yearned for them to be pure and undefiled; to walk as overcomers in this life. I knew that I had to achieve victory over this sin. I cried out for the Father to help me.

When my daughter Kristin was just a couple years old I wrote the following poem.

Daddy’s Legacy
Joseph Herrin

Oh little child, dear child of mine
Fully wrought by loving hands divine,
Endowed with life and breath from above,
What will you receive from me, my love?

Your Heavenly Father, crafting with skill
Fashioned and formed you after His will,
Every precious detail according to plan,
What will you receive from me, a man?

An example of virtue, or an example of sin,
A heart filled with love, or dark thoughts from within,
Gracious words born of love, or thoughtless remarks,
What will you receive from me, my sweetheart?

Will your vision of God be clouded or clear?
Will your Father above resemble your father down here?
Will you approach Him in love, or hide out of fear?
What will you receive from me, little dear?

A shadow of God to you I will be,
But will it be godliness you see in me?
Will the outline I cast be of God or of man?
What will you receive from me, little lamb?

In answer to my cries, Yahweh drew my attention to the story of King David. In it He showed me the answers I needed. He also instilled fear into my heart. It was a holy fear; the fear of God.

II Corinthians 7:1
Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

The account of David’s adultery with the wife of Uriah is well known to most Christians. Few, however, have discerned the patterns revealed through David’ life, or see how these things apply to them today. In his letter to the church in Corinth, the apostle Paul relates the experiences of the Israelites as they were led out of Egypt and through forty years in the wilderness under the leadership of Moses. The apostle then states:

I Corinthians 10:11
Now these things happened to them as an example, and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.

Paul could have written the same words in relation to the historical account of David’s life. It too was given to the church as an example. It was recorded for our instruction. The Spirit directed me to consider David’s life at length. When I did I was left trembling. Understanding of Yahweh’s dealings with His sons, those whom He loves, was made plain to me.

Hebrews 12:6
For those whom the Lord loves He disciplines, and He scourges every son whom He receives.

David sinned by committing adultery and murder. David was repentant. He confessed freely his sin before God when the prophet Nathan was sent to confront him. David made no excuses. He gave no justification for his actions. He fully owned them. This permitted Yahweh to forgive David and remove the penalty of death. At the same time, Yahweh was firmly committed to teach David to hate the sin in which he had carelessly engaged. The means by which Yahweh taught David to hate sexual immorality and murder struck me with the force of a hammer blow. I cried out to the Father that He would help me to turn away from my sin before some similar discipline became necessary in my life.

David had a beautiful virgin daughter named Tamar. She was the sister of Absalom, whose mother was Maacah. David had another son named Amnon. He was the son of David’s wife Ahinoam. Amnon lusted after his beautiful half-sister even as David lusted after Bathsheba. Amnon’s attraction to his sister was illicit, and so too was David’s attraction for another man’s wife. Amnon used subtlety and deception to gain access to his sister in his bedroom and he raped her. Tamar was crushed.

II Samuel 13:11-14, 13:18-19
[Amnon] took hold of her and said to her, "Come, lie with me, my sister." But she answered him, "No, my brother, do not violate me, for such a thing is not done in Israel; do not do this disgraceful thing! As for me, where could I get rid of my reproach? And as for you, you will be like one of the fools in Israel..." However, he would not listen to her; since he was stronger than she, he violated her and lay with her.... Now she had on a long-sleeved garment; for in this manner the virgin daughters of the king dressed themselves in robes. Then his attendant took her out and locked the door behind her. And Tamar put ashes on her head, and tore her long-sleeved garment which was on her; and she put her hand on her head and went away, crying aloud as she went.

This event became known to David, but he did nothing to reprove Amnon. I have little doubt why David did not act. His own sin of adultery was fresh on his mind. He knew that it was his sin that had opened the door for this evil to be present in his own home, and among his own offspring. It must have grieved the heart of this man who had formerly been willing to risk his life to protect his father’s sheep, and later became the shepherd of Israel. He saw this innocent lamb, this beautiful virgin daughter, despoiled. Her purity was taken from her with violence. In observing this, David began to see the wickedness of the sin of unrestrained sexual lust.

The lessons were only beginning. Absalom hated Amnon for what he had done to his sister. Seeing that his father did not act to discipline Amnon, Absalom formed a plot and murdered his brother. Absalom was a beautiful son. The Bible says there was no physical defect in him. He was among the most handsome young men in Israel. He was a delight to his father, and greatly loved. Absalom fled upon killing his brother. After a time David’s anger waned and he missed his son. David permitted Absalom to return, but remained aloof from him.

Absalom’s resentment grew, and he plotted to take the kingdom from his father. He garnered support and raised an army. David was in peril and fled Jerusalem. David left some of his wives behind. Absalom was counseled by a cunning man to demonstrate to all Israel that there would be no reconciliation between Absalom and David. He was counseled to do something extremely odious. He took David’s wives and had sex with them openly on the roof of the palace. This was a fulfillment of the words of the prophet Nathan.

II Samuel 12:11-12
Thus says Yahweh, “Behold, I will raise up evil against you from your own household; I will even take your wives before your eyes, and give them to your companion, and he shall lie with your wives in broad daylight. Indeed you did it secretly, but I will do this thing before all Israel, and under the sun.”

I don’t know which was a greater grief to David, that his wives were sexually violated by another man, or that it was his son Absalom who had committed this transgression. David still loved Absalom. When Absalom was slain in the battle that ensued, David wept bitterly for his son.

II Samuel 18:33
And the king was deeply moved and went up to the chamber over the gate and wept. And thus he said as he walked, "O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! Would I had died instead of you, O Absalom, my son, my son!"

David understood that all this had come as a judgment from Yahweh. His daughter would not have been violated; His son Amnon would not have raped his sister and been murdered; his son Absalom would not have killed his brother, defiled his father’s wives, and himself been slain, had it not been for David’s sin that opened the floodgates for transgression to enter his home.

How David must have come to loathe the sin he had once embraced. When he saw his virgin daughter violated, his sons given over to lust, his wives publicly despoiled, he surely came to see the utter evil of unbridled lust. Never again would he transgress against the holiness of Yahweh to sate the sexual lust of his flesh. David hated this sin.

In horror, I began to consider how Yahweh might teach me to hate the sin that I was entertaining in my life. He had protected me and kept me from acting upon my lustful thoughts. I had committed fornication and adultery many times in my mind, but the opportunity had not presented itself for me to act upon my evil thoughts. I knew Yahweh’s hand had shielded me. What if He were to remove His hand and allow Satan to entice me to act out my evil fantasies? In a moment I saw myself committing adultery, and the sin being exposed. My wife, my children, fellow Christians, family members and in-laws, all would see my sin and shame would be my covering. It was so real at that moment that I cried out and asked Yahweh to have mercy and keep me from ever disgracing His name and bringing shame upon my family in this way.

My mind imagined other ways by which Yahweh could teach me to hate this sin. My daughter could be defiled by another man. My son could be given over to unrighteous behavior as were the sons of David. How it grieved me to consider that my children that I loved deeply might have their lives destroyed by sin. It greatly grieved me to think that I might be so stubborn, so casual about my attitude toward this sin, that it would take a great tragedy to cause me to hate this sin as Yahweh hates it.

The fear of God, the dread of His hand of chastisement, provided me the motivation to stop viewing pornography. In fear of God, I stopped entertaining thoughts of engaging in sexual relations with the women I came in contact with. I understood that if I continued to do so, the time would come when I would act upon those thoughts and Yahweh would reveal my sin to the world.

People of God, it may seem a shameful thing for a minister to confess that he has transgressed in this manner. I believe it is the Father’s will that I humble myself by sharing opely my struggles with sexual lust. Yahweh gives grace to the humble, and I need much grace in my life. It is also profitable for others to hear that a fellow Christian has struggled with sin, and to learn of the manner in which Yahweh led him to victory.

Proverbs 28:13-14
He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion. How blessed is the man who fears always, but he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity.

Yahweh brought me to victory over viewing pornography back in the mid 1990s. A few years later, in 1999, the Father did one of the most beneficial things He could do for any son. He pressed me to embrace a life that would fortify me against the temptation of the adversary, and help me to remain steadfast in turning away from sexual temptation. What follows, is a description of one of the key elements to a life of victory over sin and temptation. You have perhaps never before made the connections that I will set before you. I encourage you to take the matter before the Father for His affirmation, for what I will share is that which He has taught me.

David’s life is set before the church today that we might not only know the consequences of sin and how Yahweh teaches His sons to hate sin, but to reveal how men set themselves up for failure, and how they might avoid transgression.

David Spies Bathsheba Bathing

A profound truth is revealed in the following four verses that open the account of David’s transgression with Bathsheba. Every word, every detail, is significant. Yahweh did not inspire holy men to record unnecessary information. Every jot and tittle of Scripture is divinely inspired.

II Samuel 11:1-4
Then it happened in the spring, at the time when kings go out to battle, that David sent Joab and his servants with him and all Israel, and they destroyed the sons of Ammon and besieged Rabbah. But David stayed at Jerusalem. Now when evening came David arose from his bed and walked around on the roof of the king's house, and from the roof he saw a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful in appearance. So David sent and inquired about the woman. And one said, "Is this not Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?" And David sent messengers and took her, and when she came to him, he lay with her...

People of God, please pay heed to what is revealed here. It was the time for kings to go out to battle, but David stayed home in Jerusalem. David was at ease, enjoying the comforts of a palace life. He had idle time, and was wandering about on the roof of his palace. This was the same place Nebuchadnezzar was when he sinned and Yahweh judged him.

Daniel 4:28-33
All this happened to Nebuchadnezzar the king. Twelve months later he was walking on the roof of the royal palace of Babylon. The king reflected and said, “Is this not Babylon the great, which I myself have built as a royal residence by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?” While the word was in the king's mouth, a voice came from heaven, saying, “King Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is declared: sovereignty has been removed from you, and you will be driven away from mankind, and your dwelling place will be with the beasts of the field. You will be given grass to eat like cattle, and seven periods of time will pass over you, until you recognize that the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind, and bestows it on whomever He wishes.”

Whether a man is a citizen of Zion, or a citizen of Babylon, he can fall in the same way. Ease and comfort, a failure to be where Yahweh desires and doing what He asks, is a sure way to open oneself up to temptation and grievous transgression.

David was appointed by Yahweh to be a warrior king. It was his divinely assigned role to lead in battle. Yet David remained at home, content to let others endure the hardship and rigors of warfare. After David sinned with Bathsheba, he sent for her husband, hoping to entice him to lie with his wife so he would think the baby was his own. Instead, David received a reproof from Yahweh. Uriah unwittingly prophesied, revealing to David what his own attitude and actions should have been.

II Samuel 11:8-11
Then David said to Uriah, "Go down to your house, and wash your feet." And Uriah went out of the king's house, and a present from the king was sent out after him. But Uriah slept at the door of the king's house with all the servants of his lord, and did not go down to his house. Now when they told David, saying, "Uriah did not go down to his house," David said to Uriah, "Have you not come from a journey? Why did you not go down to your house?" And Uriah said to David, "The ark and Israel and Judah are staying in temporary shelters, and my lord Joab and the servants of my lord are camping in the open field. Shall I then go to my house to eat and to drink and to lie with my wife? By your life and the life of your soul, I will not do this thing."

As disciples of Christ, we are called to be about our Father’s business. There is work to be done. There are battles to be fought. Yet many of God’s people have chosen to remain at home, enjoying the comforts and pleasures of life.

II Timothy 4:5
But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

II Timothy 2:3-4
Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Yahshua. No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier.

I Timothy 5:6
Whereas she who lives in pleasure and self-gratification [giving herself up to luxury and self-indulgence] is dead even while she [still] lives.
[Amplified Bible]

In the book The Gate and The Way I shared the following:

In former years the saints in Christ were more amenable to suffering with Christ. I do not mean to suggest that there has ever been more than a remnant who have embraced such things, but at least the church spoke openly about such matters, even if only a few had the attitude of Paul expressed in the following words.

Colossians 1:24
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body (which is the church) in filling up that which is lacking in Christ's afflictions.

In 1693 Thomas Shepherd wrote the first stanza to the hymn titled Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone?

Must Jesus bear the cross alone
And all the world go free?
No, there's a cross for ev'ryone,
And there's a cross for me.

I recently finished reading the wonderful biography of Amy Carmichael written by Elisabeth Elliot. The title of the book is A Chance to Die. Ms. Carmichael left a comfortable life in England in the late 1800s to live among the native people of India as a missionary. She understood something about the ways of God, and the call of the body of Christ to share in the sufferings of Christ. The following poem that she penned gives eloquent testimony to her understanding and her experience.

Hast Thou No Scar
Amy Carmichael
Hast thou no scar?
No hidden scar on foot, or side, or hand?
I hear thee sung as mighty in the land;
I hear them hail thy bright, ascendant star.
Hast thou no scar?
Hast thou no wound?
Yet I was wounded by the archers; spent,
Leaned Me against a tree to die; and rent
By ravening beasts that compassed Me, I swooned.
Hast thou no wound?
No wound? No scar?
Yet, as the Master shall the servant be,
And pierced are the feet that follow Me.
But thine are whole; can he have followed far
Who hast no wound or scar?

What a question to ponder in this hour. “Can he have followed far who hast no wound or scar?” [End Excerpt]

There are some like David who have grown weary of the battle, yet there are far more who have never enlisted as a soldier of Christ to be commanded and yielded fully to the King of kings and Lord of lords. One of the tragic consequences of choosing a life of ease when you have been called to the rigors of discipleship, is that you become prey to the snares of the adversary. Not only do you subject yourself to temptations that could have been avoided, but the person who is living a comfortable, abundant life, is insulated from a life of daily dependence upon God for provision, protection, and every necessary thing. It is this dependence that encourages a healthy fear, and careful walk, before Yahweh.

When a brother wrote to me recently and shared that he has been falling repeatedly into sexual sin, I shared the following with him.

You have not yet come to a place as a Christian where you have laid down your life in order to take up that life Christ has chosen for you... You too were called the moment you were saved to lay down your life and follow Christ wherever He would lead you.

One of the greatest helps I have received in my battle with pornography, lustful thoughts, and sexual temptation, is that by casting myself wholly into the Father's hands to follow wherever He would lead, I have been brought to a place of daily, often desperate, dependence upon Him. A man who needs Yahweh's favor and help every day will not willfully sin against God. He fears too much the immediate consequences of his actions. Like a man on a battlefield, he dares not do anything to bring separation between himself and God, for he knows the consequences could be immediate and tragic.

By continuing in the material life you have chosen, you have removed yourself from a daily dependence upon God. Because you have money in the bank, a regular paycheck, food in the cupboards, etc., you have developed a sense of security. You do not feel vulnerable and exposed like a man who has sold all in order to follow Yahshua wherever He would lead. This has caused you to become careless in your attitude toward sin. You do not fear Yahweh as you ought to...

There are servants of Yahweh who have laid aside their comfortable homes, and material lives, to follow Yahshua into battle. This is Yahshua's invitation to all who would be His disciples. This is what I have been directed to write about recently in my blog posts.

You have been gracious to share your money with those who are following the Lord into battle, but He is not satisfied with this. He wants you to be in the battle. By remaining at home, by choosing comfort and ease, you have placed yourself in the way of temptation. Your problem is not that you have not been saved. It is not that you do not have the Holy Spirit. Your problem is that the lifestyle you have chosen for yourself is preventing you from walking in that daily dependence upon Yahweh that would encourage you to fear God and not sin.

If you will listen to the Spirit of Christ, you will perceive that the things I am writing to you are Yahweh's words. He has brought you to this place of desperation and fear, for He knows how much your soul resists yielding everything you own, and your very life, to Him. You cannot follow Christ by degrees. By giving Christ only a portion of your will and obedience you are finding that you lack what is needed to walk victoriously and to overcome temptation.
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Brothers and sisters, if you are finding yourself falling into temptation and sin; if you are having difficulty hearing God’s voice; if you lack spiritual power in your life; if Yahweh seems distant, perhaps it is because you are not where He has called you to be.

The message Yahweh has directed me to stress at this time is that the call to be a disciple of Christ is a radical call. Yahshua stated that a man must hate his own life to be His disciple. A person cannot choose the life their soul desires and be a disciple of Yahshua. The soul will choose comfort and ease. This was the experience of the inhabitants of Sodom, and it led to abominations in their lives.

Ezekiel 16:49-50
“Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had arrogance, abundant food, and careless ease... Thus they were haughty and committed abominations before Me. Therefore I removed them when I saw it.”

Don’t choose for yourself an indulgent lifestyle. You are called to a life of surrender. If you remain at ease in Zion you stand in peril of being overcome by sin. You may find yourself committing abominations and paying the cost for doing so.

Listen to the voice of the Spirit of Christ entreating you to surrender all and follow Yahshua. Taking up your cross and following Him is the only Way that leads to life.

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

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