Friday, November 27, 2015

Readers Write


Following are some testimonies from brothers and sisters in Christ that have much relevance for the day and hour we are living in. These are accounts of Yahweh’s guidance and provision. I am going to provide minimal introduction to them, for I believe they will speak for themselves. The first account below is from an elderly brother in Christ who has been a missionary to Mexico for many years.
Hello brother Joseph

It is always good to hear your testimony, and how our heavenly Father has manifested himself in your life in so many ways over the years. I want to take a moment and relate to you an experience that i had within the last month that was one of the most dramatic experiences that i have ever had with our Lord.

About one month ago, along about the middle of October, I needed to go to the United States to get much needed supplies for the mission here in Mexico. These supplies had already been donated, and gathered together by churches in the United States, and were waiting on my arrival to pick them up. I couldn’t find anyone that was available at the time to go with me, so I had to make the 300 mile trip to the border alone, which was nothing unusual as I have to make the trip alone most of the time. I made it to Arizona safely. I was driving my 15 passenger mission van with the seats removed in order to make maximum room for the things that I had to pick up. I loaded the van as full as I could get it with supplies of every description, food, electronics, and many other things with some of them being very valuable. In all, I had several thousands of dollars worth of supplies in my van. I got the van loaded out in a timely manner, and as I had quite a bit of daylight left I decided to drive back to the mission that day instead of getting a motel and leaving out early the next morning like I usually do. I had to drive through some very heavily controlled drug cartel controlled territory, but I felt that I could get most of the way back before they began patrolling to roads around midnight. 

I was driving along just enjoying the beautiful night, singing, and enjoying my time with the Lord, and at about the 100 mile point below the border the fan belt on my van broke. The first thing that happened to me was panic. Here I was right in the middle of cartel country, with a load of supplies that anyone would have liked to have gotten their hands, with 200 miles to go to get back to my mission. I reached out and laid my hand on the dash of the van and called out to my heavenly Father to help me. I said Help me Lord to get back to the mission. I just kept driving along expecting my lights to go out at any moment and the engine to heat up and die. My van is the type that has a serpentine fan belt on it. In other words, one belt runs everything on the engine. I just kept on driving holding to the right hand lane so I could pull off the road when everything went down. Brother Joseph, I drove for 200 miles at night, without a fan belt on my van. My lights stayed on, and the engine didn’t heat up. The minute that I pulled up to the gate to our mission base, the lights went out and the engine died. My son was standing at the gate waiting on me, and we pushed the van on into the compound.

I was talking to a couple of mechanics at the car parts place the next day and asked them how far could a vehicle go at night with the lights on with a broken fan belt. They said with a van of the type that I have with a serpentine belt, it would maybe go 10 miles. They said that even with the lights off, the spark plugs alone would drain the battery in short order. I told them that I had driven for 200 miles the night before without a fan belt. They said, if you did that then you had an angel sitting next to you.

God is real brother Joseph. I don’t have to tell you that. You already know that he is real, and he will manifest himself to us when we are in dire straits and have no way out. God is good brother Joseph, all the time. Blessings from Mexico brother.
Robert Taylor
Following is an excerpt from a correspondence from a brother and sister in Arizona who have been living by faith for years. They have been turning a piece of land in the desert into a haven where others have come to experience the peace and refreshing that comes from the Spirit of Christ. They have done all their construction themselves. Recently they have been led to build a greenhouse. Although Yahweh does not always give them an abundance of money, He provides for them everything they need.
Dear Joseph,

Yahweh continues to bless us with building materials for the greenhouse. Randy helped a neighbor cut wood and was given several hundred feet of heavy duty electrical wire. He helped another load a trailer and was given a couple of bags of cement. He helped a third by hanging drywall and was blessed with a large amount of insulation. These were all things that he needed to proceed with the building project and Yahweh provided them in a very timely manner. We also needed some more cement blocks and the Father reminded Randy that we had about a dozen down in the basement that were being used to support shelves. He will rework the shelves with scrap wood so that he can reclaim those blocks.

As always, be blessed.
Love Randy and Kathy
This next correspondence comes from a brother in South Africa who wrote in response to the recent blog post speaking of the time being short, and the need of believers to make whatever preparations the Holy Spirit directs them to.
Hello Brother Joseph

I would like to share my experience of Father Yahuweh preparing me for what is to came.

In July 2014, I had a dream, and believe Father’s Spirit was telling me to get my trailer which was parked in my garage ready and packed with food/water. That was it, I was just told in the dream to get my trailer that was standing in my garage ready and packed. See below a similar picture of my trailer.

Jurgens BT670

I shared my dream with my wife the next day and told her that I believe Father Yahuweh is warning me of something, not sure what but the warning is serious.

Then a few nights later I had another dream but this time it was visually only and this was a very destructive dream and felt so real.

I dreamt that I was crawling up this steep mountain edge with fire, lighting and smoke all around me (very dark around me). The going up the mountain was very slow because of the edge I was on, if I made one wrong move I would fall down into whatever was below. I dreamt that there where people behind me but I could not see them but I know they were with me. I felt that I was leading them up this mountain. The next minute I was in a underground type tunnel/bunker going through empty rooms which was very damaged. This time people were in front of me which I could not see or did not know who they were. At one stage we were entering a room and a woman popped up behind me. She was young with black hair which was tied tightly on top of her head. She acted weird and did not look like a real human. As we went through the door she disappeared. I had a feeling that she was not a good person. The next minute, we were going through another door to another room and this time I had a long sharp object in my hand. At that same time the same woman I saw earlier appeared behind me and this time without hesitation I stuck the sharp object in her chest. She smiled at me and turned around and disappeared.

I believe the two dreams were related to each other and Father was telling me to get ready and also showing me what is going to happen in the future.

Although the message was constantly playing in my mind every day, I did nothing about it for a few months.

Then at the end of November 2014, I had a heavy feeling within me to get my trailer ready. I believe the Set-apart Spirit was reminding me to prepare myself.

Funny thing is, I felt that the trailer I already had was too small to pack whatever I needed to pack, so I started to look for a bigger trailer by doing research on the internet and made notes of the different trailers available and the specification of each one. I contacted the different suppliers of these trailers which were much bigger than the one I had. After being shocked regarding the prices of these bigger trailers I left everything and never carried on looking to buy one.

In January 2015, Yahuweh’s Spirit again convict me to prepare my trailer. This time I visited each supplier and looked at each trailer. They were very expensive and knew I could not afford to buy one. One of the suppliers were offering me a second hand one but it was still beyond my budget.

That evening after coming back from a supplier I reminded my wife that Yahuweh told me only to get my trailer ready that was in my garage and not to get another one, so maybe Father is telling me something. I asked Father if I was not obeying Him or hearing His voice correctly by looking for something bigger.

A few weeks later (still in January), I was speaking to my next door neighbor about the trailer I wanted to buy. He then told me that he bought one a year ago and it was standing in his backyard under an outside roof. He invited me over to come and look at his trailer, which I did. The trailer was the same one a supplier could give me at second hand price. He told me then that he was planning to sell it at the end of August 2015 after he comes back from his holiday break. He was planning to replace it with a caravan. The replacement would only happen in August 2015 and we were in January. I told him that I would buy it from him when August comes around.

That same night I prayed and asked Father Yahuweh how much time do I have to get my trailer ready and packed. Early the next morning I got up to go to work and while I was pulling my car out of the garage to travel to work, my neighbor next door came to the fence between our two properties and told me that he has decided to sell the trailer right now and not wait till August. The minute he told me this, I knew Father was telling me that I do not have a lot of time to get ready.

To cut a very long story short, I bought the trailer from my neighbor for a huge bargain and the trailer is now standing in my garage ready and packed. See photo below of a similar one.

I realize now going into December 2015, that Father’s time is not the same as our time and I understand that I have to be ready every day because Yahuweh’s has His time. We are now in Noah’s time.

Jurgens XT140

Jurgens XT140 w/Tent Set-up

Thank you that I could share this with you and pray our Heavenly Father will always bless you

Ernest W.
South Africa
This final letter is from a sister in Christ who wrote to share some dreams which reveal the state of the church as Yahweh sees it. They convey through vivid imagery that a great storm is coming to the house of God.
Hi Joseph,
I read your last post and heartily agree with you. We are going down. Back in 2012 God began to wake me up. The first dream began with me eating something; chewing, savoring, enjoying the texture and flavor. I became slowly aware that what I was eating was feces. Horrified, I tried to clean out my mouth and spit out what was left. Then it switched to me standing on the steps of a church. It was a cold, dark day. I knew I had to warn others about going in to this church. A little boy came up and was going past me to go inside so I tried to warn him and stop him. He became hysterical saying, 'No, I have to go in!' I felt hopeless, helpless at trying to save him.

The other dream was of me in my kitchen, alone. There was a storm coming and I was frantic to find my family. I kept calling for my husband and 2 sons but no-one was coming. The sky was black and the wind started to howl. All of a sudden a sound like a freight train came and a big funnel cloud. I felt like this might be death for me, so I closed my eyes and waited. But the funnel cloud passed between our house and our neighbors and did no damage. It was all over, then nothing but calm. I couldn't believe I had been spared.

These 2 dreams were unbelievably real and I remember them as clearly as when I dreamt them. I just wanted to tell you these things since you had asked what other people were hearing.

God bless you, Joseph, as you continue your ministry.

--- P.S. After uploading this writing I noted that the exact time of its posting was 5:55 P.M. local time. This number speaks of a fulness of grace. Each one of these testimonies speaks of a different aspect of Yahweh's grace which is being poured out upon His people who will yield themselves to obedience to His voice.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Time Is Running Out

Joseph Herrin (11-25-2015)

The Thanksgiving holiday in America will be observed tomorrow. There are a great many things I am thankful for. This past year has brought unexpected blessings. Among them is a car that five brothers in Christ were led to purchase for me, a vehicle that has proven very useful as the ministry to men in prison has been increasing and I find myself needing to make more frequent trips to town to visit the post office. Another tremendous gift was a new, higher capacity printer that was purchased for $2,200, being a gift from a brother in Christ who wanted to contribute to the ministry to men in prison. I am now printing nearly 4,000 pages every week-end as I prepare newsletters to send to men in prison.

Yahweh continues to sustain me day by day, enabling me to offer all my books, blog posts, newsletters, audio files, and other material freely to all who desire to partake of them. I am thankful for all of my brothers and sisters in Christ who have given freely, generously, and without any urging or petition from me, as they yield themselves first to Christ to be used of Him in any way He directs. Your obedience and submission to the Holy Spirit has blessed, sustained, and encouraged me continuously throughout the past year.

I would make mention of one other thing I am specifically thankful for. This particular blessing of the Father is the focus of this post. I am thankful that Yahweh speaks to His sons and daughters, informing them of things to come, and revealing to them how they are to prepare. As the hour draws ever closer for the people of God to experience great trials, sorrows, and difficulties, Yahweh has not been stinting in informing them of the lateness of the hour, and of the types of experiences that are approaching. When so many are walking as blind men, having their understanding darkened, it is encouraging to know that Yahweh will provide light to those who seek first His kingdom and His righteousness.

I Thessalonians 5:4-8
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. We are not of night nor of darkness; so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober. For those who sleep do their sleeping at night, and those who get drunk get drunk at night. But since we are of the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation.

Earlier today I received an e-mail from a brother and sister in Christ who have yielded their lives to embrace a walk of faith and obedience to God for many years now. They have experienced a non-traditional lifestyle, and have been content with far less materially than most American Christians. Even with the modest lifestyle they have embraced, they have practiced unstinting hospitality and generosity to others. They have lived by the principle that you can never out-give God, and if we give freely to the needs of others, Yahweh will give even more abundantly to us.

Deuteronomy 15:7-8
If there be with you a poor man, one of your brothers, within any of your gates in your land which Yahweh your God gives you, you shall not harden your heart, nor shut your hand from your poor brother; but you shall surely open your hand to him, and shall surely lend him sufficient for his need in that which he wants.

Proverbs 11:24-25
There is one who scatters, and increases yet more. There is one who withholds more than is appropriate, but gains poverty. The generous soul shall be made fat. He who waters shall be watered also himself.

This couple has practiced this principle of the kingdom of Yahweh for many years, so it made them stop and take notice when Yahweh recently told them to hold onto a surplus He had give to them. Following is the e-mail I received from them this morning.

Dear Joseph,

A couple of days ago we were blessed with many bags of chicken food - egg layer, scratch and cracked corn - about a year's supply for the number of chickens we now have. As usual, Randy's first thought was who to share it with.  He brought a 40 lb bag of layer up to the neighbor where we get water. But this morning he told me that he feels a check in his spirit about giving any more away. Now that is not normal, because Randy knows that we cannot out-give Yahweh. He blesses us and we bless others. So this has caused us to wonder if perhaps we are on the verge of falling into the chaos that has been approaching for so many years. 

Just wanted to share that with you, because it is so out of the ordinary for us.

Be blessed,

Love, Randy and Kathy

I wrote this couple back and shared the following:
Hello Randy and Kathy,

Thank you for sharing this with me. I believe that these promptings or leadings from the Spirit of Christ are far better indicators of what is coming than trying to figure things out by reading the news, or observing what Satan is up to in this world. In the recent book I started writing titled The Testimony, it was this very thing that encouraged me to begin writing what will be my 22nd book. (I thought it important to reflect on the things Yahweh has spoken to me specifically in days past for these words from Yahweh are a sure foretelling of things to come.)

It seems fitting that Yahweh would guide me to write 22 books during this wilderness experience which I began in 1999. He has been taking me through similar experiences that a much larger group of His sons and daughters will soon be passing through. Although I cannot say that God has told me that this will be my last book before calamitous events begin to befall the church at large and the nations, I would not be surprised if it is, for Yahweh does work in very symbolic ways.

Something that has been brought back to mind as I have begun work on this book are the words Yahweh spoke to me years ago. He said the difficult experiences He would lead me through were to prepare me for even more difficult days to follow, and He declared that He had called some to experience these things before their brothers and sisters so that as pioneers and explorers they could serve as guides to those who would follow. It is words such as these, the leadings and promptings of the Holy Spirit, that are most reliable as indicators of what is ahead of us.

Consequently, I place far more weight upon Randy's experience with the Lord than I do in other signs of the lateness of the hour. I know that Randy hears from Yahweh, and has been guided by Him in many similar instances. So, it is certainly something to stand up and take note of when the Father begins to lead Randy to not give away the surplus he has been given at this time.

After I sent this correspondence to this brother and sister in Christ I was reminded of a sign Yahweh has been speaking through for some years now, and which I have written about on several occasions in the past. This sign is the SS United States which now sits as a rusting derelict at a pier in Philadelphia.

The organization that owns this ship, and which has been futilely trying to find an angel investor to restore and re-purpose the ship for some commercial venture, announced back in October that the financial situation of the group had deteriorated to the point where they were entertaining offers to have the ship melted down as scrap. They planned a fund-raiser for October 29th, and I had not found any information on the outcome of their efforts. The thought came to me this morning that perhaps the Father would reveal something further of what lies ahead for the people of God and the nations through this sign. I thought perhaps Yahweh might confirm the thoughts expressed by Randy and Kathy, and which were in my own heart. When I went to the website for the SS United States Conservancy, I was met with the image and message you find at the top of this post.

Time is Running Out

hashtag: #SaveTheUnitedStates

I could hardly imagine a clearer affirmation to the e-mail from Randy and Kathy this morning. Yahweh is declaring that time is running out. We are nearing the end of the road for life as we have known it in America and the nations. The experience of the people of God will change drastically before much more time passes.

As I followed the links to various news articles on the conservancy’s website I learned that just yesterday an update had been posted revealing that $600,000 had been raised in the previous 7 weeks to temporarily stave off the scrapping of the SS United States. This is less than a year’s expenses, for it costs $60,000 each month to keep this derelict ship berthed in Philadelphia. Although the leaders of the conservancy speak optimistically of finding investors to restore the ship to its former glory, their hopes have been dashed time and again. The cost of restoring this ship is enormous and would run into the hundreds of millions of dollars. The economic climate is not favorable to such huge speculative investments.

At the gala fund-raiser held in October, singer/songwriter Dan Landau performed a song specifically written for the occasion. The song is titled For Every Journey. The song speaks of the inspiration provided by this once, and supposedly still proud ship. It speaks of the ship yearning to be loosed from its mooring to return to sail the deep blue seas. This is a very melancholy song when one realizes that the ship will never set sail again under its own power. Her once mighty engines were removed years ago. Her four propellers have also been removed. She had to be towed to her present location like an old barge, having been stripped of all of her mechanical systems.

You can listen to the song at the link below. The song is rightly described as “defiantly hopeful.”

The colors of the SS United States have faded. It is an empty shell containing a moldering interior.

Even as the SS United States is running out of time, so is the nation she represents.

This afternoon I had a Skype session with a sister in Christ who is serving Yahweh as a missionary in Mexico. She asked what I had been working on this day and I shared with her the information contained in this post. She responded by telling me of a brother and sister in Christ who reside in England who recently received a profound message from the Father about the things which are coming quickly to the body of Christ. Yahweh spoke to them of the intense sufferings that are near at hand through the birth of their third child recently.

Yahweh is speaking to many of His sons and daughters, revealing to them events which are near at hand. I am going to write to this brother and sister and ask if they will share their experiences and the revelation Yahweh gave to them that others might benefit in the hearing. I also invite the readers of this blog post to share. If Yahweh has been speaking to you a similar message that “time is running out” and calamitous events are near at hand, I encourage you to share your message with others. Write to me, and I will post these messages in an upcoming blog post.

Brothers and sisters, the church has known many years of peace and prosperity, yet the years have produced only decay and spiritual immobility. Yahweh must purge, purify, and refine His people that they might not stand in shame at the appearing of His Son. There is a fiery cleansing to come, but it will be attended by great grace for those who present themselves as a living sacrifice upon the altar of God. Though intense, the coming sufferings of the faithful sons and daughters of Yahweh will be brief. He has shortened those days for the sake of His elect (Mark 13:20).

Note: Pay attention to the words and details of the following newscast. Understand also, that even having been given national coverage, and the plight of the ship being reported in more than 200 newspapers, only $600,000 was able to be raised to delay its destruction.

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

Joseph Herrin

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Letters From a Prison Cell

Joseph Herrin (11-20-2015)

In this post I am going to share a number of letters received from men in prison who are subscribed to receive the Parables Bookshelf Newsletters. Although I sent a reply to all of the men who wrote the letters which follow, I have opted in some cases to only share what they wrote. Some of the letters are remarkable in their honesty, and others in their sincere appreciation for the teachings being mailed to them. I have left the spelling and grammatical errors as they were written.

To Joseph Herrin,
Hi. How are you? I wanted to let you know I’m still following along Parables Newsletters and I’m still learning and enjoying them. I sometimes try to share what I’ve learnt and its come across to others good and bad. This is I’ve haven’t hared anyone back up anything they have against your teaching with Scripture.

I’m about to come off segregation and when I’m put back in population I plan to start a Bible Study using your teaching...

When I first started receiving your newsletters I was in segregation, I didn’t have much to read, we wasn’t allowed books & stuff, so I asked you to send whole series of your teachings at a time. You said that wouldn’t be possible so I started to save your teaching till I got a whole series then read it. I am now at the end of series 1.5

Let me tell you a little bout my walk, I’ve never been a good person or maybe I have but one thing is for sure I most of the time maded the wrong choices. I still do. But I guess or better yet I know I have to change and I know now will be better than later. I love Babylon and all of her sins. I like to tell myself what I don’t know cant hurt me, as of the truth. I’ve been talking to God for a long time, I know nothing specific, but when I’m bout to pertake in something God disapproves of He’s there and He warns me. But I ignoring that voice for so long it has become real quiet. During the year I been in segregation I haven’t been into so much so I’ve been able to hear God louder now. What I like about your studies is they make me face the truth and cut my lame excuses.

I’m not free from sin today and I know I should be way better bot one thing about it I haven’t gave up not because I haven’t wanted to but because God won’t shut up. LOL. I don’t know why but He won’t let go of me. I don’t know how I could turn from sin and live a godly life but other than that I wonder what my calling is. I guess if I really want to know I better straighten up huh?
Sincerely, W. (May peace be with you as well.)

Hello Joseph!

I hope you’re well. As of me I’m okay, thanks (smiley face). I think you’re doing a great job with the word of God. I’m currently at 1.4.4., the last chapter of The Mark of the Beast. I look forward every week for a new chapter. I have all of my copies nice and neat in a manila envelope. I have about 2 more years and I plan on taking everything home to Panama with me, and talk to my mother about it. I write to request more studies on the side about the Muslims-Masons-Illuminati and the Babylon Rising series. I thank you very much. I hope it is not much to ask for.
Dear Mr.
My name is Samuel and i am an inmate at Ware State Prison i have heard wonderful things about the Parables and would like to get to now god and build a relationship with Jesus Christ i am aware of a study you hand out called Parables Bookshelf Series i would like to ask if i can get a copy from the beginning if you can Thank you!
Mr. Joseph Herrin, I am humbly and sincerely writing you to say HALLELUJAH!!!!

May Jehovah, Yahweh continue to bless you tremendously for your work and obedience!
The material and information you’ve sent me is so enlightening and spirit filling I can only say HALLELUJAH! And Thank You for taking time to consider me hungry enough and worthy to accept this TRUTH!! Thank you in Yahshua’s name!

I want so much to learn the TRUTH!! And be led by the Holy Spirit! Please Yahweh!! I want to be obedient and become spiritually mature and count it a blessing to be in prison right now and receiving truth from you in which I have ALL DAY to read and understand it.

Please, I humbly ask, for I am a sinner and am only trying to be obedient and build my foundation in spirit. Any help you can give and guide me in is much appreciated!

I would also like to applaud your obedience and knowledge of the Word. Amen! I only give you honor because you are led by the Spirit and are of the few percentage who are willing to be obedient. I do this in Yahshua’s name, and for Yahweh’s glory! Hallelujah!!!!

Some of the things I’m troubling with is anger, self-pride, and other people’s ignorance or blatant disregard for knowledge. It really “irks” me. I do know that I have to overcome these things of the flesh. Especially lust!

I know and understand they are wrong, and as I am trying to be obedient and be made into the image of Christ, so I must overcome these. These are not of the Spirit, so therefore they are not of God...

Mr. Joseph, I want to be humble and confess these things to you as you can help teach me and chastise me if I am wrong. Picture you as Paul and me as Timothy. I only use that as me being obedient, for I do not praise myself because I am nothing in this flesh, but a willing vessel for the temple of Christ.

I sincerely congratulate you on your great journey! May you and everything you do be blessed for doing God’s will! Amen.

Humble Servant,
Following is my reply to Solomon.

Hello Solomon,

Thank you for writing. It was a joy to read your letter and hear of your sincere hunger for and appreciation of the spiritual truths of Yahweh’s kingdom. It is always a joy for me as a teacher appointed by Christ to encounter another son of God who is eager to learn.

In your letter you admitted to struggling with anger, self-pride, and other people’s ignorance or blatant defiance of knowledge. As you might imagine, having a call from the Father upon my own life to function as a teacher to the body of Christ, and having been given a great many revelations that are not commonly apprehended by the people of God today, I encounter the ignorance, doctrinal prejudices, and erroneous beliefs held by those who proclaim themselves to be Christians all the time. Yet, I can say in truth that my response to such experiences is not one of pride or superiority. I am frequently grieved by the intractable attitude of many who stubbornly refuse to acknowledge truth, but I am not offended toward them.

I suppose the reason for this is that I recognize very well that it is only by the grace of God that I have apprehended truth myself. I am very aware of my own shortcomings. The knowledge that I stand in the grace of God, and depend upon His mercy daily, keeps me from becoming haughty when I encounter the failings in other people’s lives. My soul is tempered by the knowledge that the following Scriptures are true.

James 2:13
For judgment will be merciless to one who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment.

Matthew 7:2
“For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.”

Matthew 5:7
“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.”

Because I want Yahweh to show me mercy when I stand before Him, I choose to be merciful when dealing with others. Because I want Yahweh to be patient with me in my failings, I choose to be patient toward those I deal with.

In addition to this, I realize that apart from the grace of God I would be walking in great ignorance myself.

I Corinthians 4:7
For who regards you as superior? And what do you have that you did not receive? But if you did receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?

James 1:17
Every good thing bestowed and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights...

Solomon, one truth that has often been impressed upon my mind is that spiritual understanding is something we are born into this world lacking. As Adamic men, we do not even have the capacity for spiritual understanding. We are born into this world spiritually blind and deaf.

I Corinthians 2:14
But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised.

We are like blind and deaf men walking about on this earth, and had we not had an encounter with the Son of God, and had He not taken pity on our condition and touched us to open blind eyes and unstop deaf ears, we would continue yet to stumble around in darkness and ignorance.

When the Spirit of Yahweh led me out of the Christian religious system in 1999 to begin a journey of being taught by Him, it was only a short time before I encountered others on this journey who had become haughty toward those they had left behind. Indeed, they were full of contempt and hatred for those they viewed to be ignorant of the spiritual truths they had become privy to. In the book The Road from Babylon to Zion I wrote of my encounters with these Christian men. Following is one chapter from that writing.

Chapter 3 - Ambushed Outside the Gates of Babylon

I had barely exited Babylon when I was met with the first ambush of Satan. I encountered some brothers and sisters who had also come out of Babylon, but they had fallen into a snare of the enemy, and to this date I don’t know whether they have escaped. But let me back up and give a few details leading up to this encounter.

My own departure from Babylon was very painful. The Father had told me to stand in faith in some matters and to also defend some foundational principles relating to the government of God among the flock of which I was a minister. This stand of faith, and stand upon the principles of Yahweh’s kingdom, brought me into conflict with the other ministers and their wives. People who I had once shared intimately with, prayed with, fellowshipped with, broken bread with, and had walked in love with, began to call my actions and motives into question.

I was accused of very base motivations, of being prideful and arrogant, of being a gold digger, of being unloving and lacking compassion. All of this antagonism  arose because I was urging others to stand in faith and because I was teaching the scriptural principles of divine government.

I experienced some very painful times and they culminated in an elders’ meeting one Sunday after services where I was rejected by the consensus of the other ministers, and I was put out of my place of ministry. The words spoken to me during this meeting were unkind and filled with anger and venom. They were not words of love between friends.

Even though the Father had prepared me for this moment by telling me that it would happen, it was still a painful experience and one which left me wounded in my emotions. I have since found that this is typical of the manner in which many of the saints have departed from Babylon, and it can make the saint susceptible to an ambush of Satan if they do not choose to put on a heart of forgiveness and love toward those who have wounded them. Only a few weeks after being put out of the fellowship of which I had been a part, I encountered some saints through the Internet who had also experienced separations, yet they had left with bitterness and they wanted to entice others to share in expressions of anger, denouncement, and reviling towards Babylon.

I am not sure how I came across the website of which I speak, but I was initially drawn to it because of some insights of the Web page’s creator. In many ways this brother had been given insight into the separation that is occurring among the children of God in this day. He had some thoughtful teaching, and he created a forum where people could gather and discuss topics relating to the work of God in this hour.

I shared some of my own writings with this group and they were very well received. Having just been thrust out of my place of ministry and fellowship, I was hopeful that I would be able to find some fellowship and encouragement through this group.

Another brother was given oversight of the discussion forum on this site, and I began to notice an attitude of disdain, and even reviling, toward those who had not yet seen the same truths that the people who participated in this group had seen. At first I thought it was an aberration, but then I began to notice it more and more. I questioned the brother overseeing the discussion forum about it, and in a very shocking way he defended his attitude of mocking and reviling those who remained in what was referred to as the “Christian Religious System.”

As I communicated with this brother the Spirit immediately opened my eyes to the snare of Satan. Satan wanted me to react to the pain of my expulsion from the body by donning an attitude of bitterness toward those who had cast me out. He hoped that my desire for fellowship would lead me to cast in my lot with these brothers and sisters, and to join them in an attitude of retribution and revenge by reviling the system and the people who had been the instruments of my separation.

The Spirit immediately let me know that I could not join them, nor did I even desire to do so. I knew that to embrace the same attitude would be a failure of love, and this is the most grievous of failures in the Kingdom of God. I began to try to reason with those in this group and to show them why they could not obtain the blessing of God by reviling others, but they would not receive my words, and in turn they began to revile and mock me.

I am going to insert here some excerpts from this correspondence. In these excerpts the ambush of Satan is revealed, as is the attitude he would entice others to adopt. I will first list some of the comments that troubled me that were written by the moderator of the group, as well as some of the arguments he gave defending his position. Note that CRS stands for Christian Religious System.

[comments of moderator]
And this is the greatest thing that we, as anti CRS'ers could do for the CRS, for which I have neither sympathy nor disdain. I have not been in a mainline denomination in years, so the mess doesn't move me...

I will say, that you will probably react to some of my "strong words" to others on the list, especially to those who come in and are really just "browsing" like one does on the net, not having any idea of where they have landed... I speak what I hear the Father say, and often it is not sugar coated as most of the CRS would have words to be, for they really desire one thing from the adherents of their system. That is money...

I haven't read this yet, but have read a lot of [this man’s] stuff on the prophecy list and he is a nut case! He is a freak ... If my forthrightness is too much for you, ( concerning this dude ) then what can I say. I don't give "religious" people much space...

This is one area that I totally disagree with you, by the way. I don't have any sadness or so called compassion for those who are "coming out" or "want to come out" of the CRS. They either need to SEE the truth of the system and SEPARATE or just stay in there till they see the light. I will not baby them in the meantime, hoping they will grow and become good little anti CRS folks. If they have been "hurt," it is too bad as far as I am concerned...

The army of God doesn't waste time with emotional junk like "feelings." It is all of the carnal mind and what is needed is for the soulish, mind junk to be cut off...

I know your perspective. You said what it was in your messages and in the Phallic Church article. You made it clear that we need to have "compassion" upon those coming out of the CRS, and be ready to minister to them as they usually are hurting, etc etc. I am not moved by this psycho babble "deep inner hurting" stuff that so many express about their terrible journeys that they have had. That is all 60's / 70's stuff and is birthed in the emotional / soulish realm. I am not interested in "making friends and influencing neighbors" as it is the basic problem with the CRS to start with. What most people want in God is another "country club" that is "Christian oriented." A place to meet their friends and "fellowship" each week. If they had to spend an hour with God alone, it would bankrupt them, spiritually. I know where you come from on this, and I have heard it many times. And yes, it is often a "breaking point" for many who have come to the [Discussion Forum] with the same desires in mind. Usually it is for themselves first, and then all their friends that they HOPE will see the light and separate. The women that have come to [the Discussion Forum] especially want to "mother" those that they see as possibly coming in behind them. It is time for many to leave their mama's breast and get on with adult life. That is too hard for most of the breast fed CRS folks to hear and digest...

Finally, I would say to you, that love is not always the essence that you have drawn it up to be in your essay. The TRUTH of Love is being willing to tell others the truth, no matter what the outcome will be. You may want to have some "lovey dovey" dude in your fox hole with you. Go for it. In the meantime, I choose to have a LOYAL, honest, and forthright person in there with me. I especially desire one that is clear of mind, not DELUDED by his own mind and desires in God, one that is experienced in the ways of God, one that knows how to shut up and "receive,” no matter how much he THINKS he knows, and one that is discerning, not having been muddled in mind by their charismatic background, so full of love and gifts, hearing all kinds of stuff "from the Lord," that they are not worth a crap in the REAL world. That, my friend, is the only warrior that I will be stuck with, in a foxhole. Know what? The time that Jesus exhibited the most love in His earthly experience (except at the Cross, of course) was when He drove the money changers out of His Father's House. I suspect that you would look upon the adventure as a bit harsh.

It seems appropriate to describe this experience as an ambush, for very suddenly and unexpectedly I was met with anger and venom that I had not anticipated. Satan’s most subtle snares always mix truth with error. The people of this group had seen some truth, but they also had adopted an attitude that was foreign to the character of God. I was encouraged to join in an attitude of reviling, and those who held this mindset tried to bully me into agreement with them. But a failure to love will disqualify the saint who has set their eyes on Zion. With the following words I attempted to reason with this brother about the absolute necessity of not violating the principle of love.
I would not attempt to dissuade you from walking in the integrity of your heart. I would not dream of asking you to lessen your zeal. I would simply have you to consider, “Is there a point where you quit caring for people? Have you crossed a line at God’s direction where He has told you to no longer pray for those in bondage? Has He told you that you have exceeded the point of Peter’s request when he inquired how many times he should forgive his “brother?” (Yes, his brother.) Have you had to forgive more than Christ forgave you, so that you now will forgive and show patience no longer?”

These are questions I would ask. It is too easy to give up on people. The scriptures say that we are to rescue some as a branch from the burning. Are you unwilling to reach out a hand and pull a brother from the fire because you are indignant that he has taken so long to see the light of the truth?

You said yourself that Christ went to hell for you. Are you willing to go to hell for a brother? Paul said, “I speak the truth and I lie not, I would that I should be accursed that Israel might be saved.” Israel and the Jews had the JRS [Jewish Religious System] even as we have the CRS today. Paul was willing to be accursed that they might be saved. Where do we draw the line? Do we just write all of the CRS folks off and say good riddance? This was not Paul’s heart.

Even Jesus wept over Jerusalem, the Jerusalem that stoned the prophets that were sent to her. He had these soulish emotions that you said you despise. Do you think that love will weaken a warrior of God? I say it will strengthen him. Love knows no boundaries. Love is extravagant. It is the love of God that surrounds us and keeps us safe. Paul said that it was the love of God that “constrained” him, holding him to the course God set before him.

No, I would not suggest that you water down the message that is burning in your heart. I would ask you what right you have to quit loving and quit caring. God said that He takes no pleasure to see the wicked punished. He is patient and bears long with all of us. Knowing this, we should all the more strive to excel in these same qualities.

I don’t want to go into the battle with a brother who is motivated by anger and hatred. I want to go into battle with brothers and sisters who know the power of love and who will stick close to me and not write me off the first time they disagree with me. There is a friend that sticks closer than a brother. What was it that so united Jonathan and David’s hearts? Was it a common hatred of evil? Was it a shared vision? No, it was love.

You are swinging your sword a little too freely by calling all those who are not quite where you are “freaks,” “wackos,” “idiots,” etc... Jesus said, "But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever shall say to his brother, 'Raca,' [empty head] shall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever shall say, 'You fool,' shall be guilty enough to go into the fiery hell” (Matthew 5:22).

We are told, “This you know, my beloved brethren. But let everyone be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God” (James 1:19,20). David said that he did not gloat when judgment came to his enemies, rather he mourned. When King Saul perished, the man that had made David’s life a misery, he eulogized him in song. Was David some kind of a mama’s boy? I think not. He knew the heart of God and did not rejoice to see his adversary stricken.

What of those who were with Saul? Did David seek to destroy them all because they had stood in opposition to him at some point? No! We even know that he would have made Abner and Amasa commanders in his army, but Joab, who was less righteous and less forgiving, slew these men whom David would have elevated over his head. Are you not rather being as Joab when you despise all those who are in the CRS and who are in the process of coming out of her? If God is willing to show patience and to grant them further time to repent and flee from Sodom, who are we to not show the same patience and forbearance?

No, I am not saying to water down the message. I am not saying to make peace with Sodom. I do not advocate any type of compromise with evil. But I say if Christ gave His very life for these same ones, should we not go out of our way to effect their deliverance? “Brethren, even if a man is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourself, lest you too be tempted” (Galatians 6:1).

I know all too well that by the judgment I judge others, I too will be judged. This is reason enough to be patient and to seek to restore even those who are standing in opposition to themselves. Did I see the light because of my great wisdom? Did you? Was it not rather that God in His mercy revealed truth to us, while we were yet His enemies?

I will continue to stand against evil and to proclaim truth as God guides me. I will not shut my heart against my brother until God tells me to. This is all I would encourage you to do and consider as well...
We must be diligent to preserve the bonds of love and peace.

Ephesians 4:1-3
Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Sadly, I was unable to persuade this brother to walk in love. I then wrote to the man who had created the website and discussion group, with the hope of persuading him to rein in those who were using his site to badger and belittle and insult others. I expected a more moderate response from this brother as he had been a pastor for 13 years. My expectations were dashed, however, when this former pastor not only gave his full support to his site moderator, but he began to chide and speak in a demeaning and insulting fashion to me.

Satan’s ambushes often find an opening in our lives through some entrance in our soul. In this case, these men had been mistreated by the churches they had been a part of and they experienced rejection and wounding. The soul of man wants to respond to this wounding with bitterness, and it wants to exact its own revenge. To follow these urges is to fall away from the path to Zion. Bitterness will lead to a defiling of our vessels, and it will eventually defile many others as well.

Hebrews 12:15
See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled...

I cannot stress enough the importance of avoiding the perils of this ambush of the enemy. It matters not if we discern all of the evils of Babylon. It matters not if we separate ourselves from all pagan practices and we conform perfectly to the pattern the Lord has determined for His church. It matters not if we discern mysteries that are hidden from the multitudes. If we fail in love then we have embraced the ultimate failure.

I Corinthians 13:1-3
If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.

When the soul wants to embrace error it will ultimately find some justification for doing so. In Proverbs we are told that all men are justified in their own sight. But how grievous it will be for those saints who willingly deceive themselves in order to justify a lack of love. The members of this group justified their lack of love by pointing to John chapter 17 and declaring that this passage of scripture reveals that unity among the saints will come as a result of our glorification, not because of love. They therefore looked to the coming glorification of the saints and they despised love, compassion, forgiveness, and a humble spirit.

This ambush is set before all of those who would journey from Babylon to Zion. Many are failing to make progress toward Zion due to allowing themselves to be overcome by the enemy at this point. Yes, I say that they ALLOW themselves to be overcome, for no saint has to give in to the subtle snares of the enemy. We are the Overcomers in Christ, and our Savior has already overcome all. In Him we are adequate for every situation, every snare and trap of the enemy. We are overcome only when we allow ourselves to be so.

Make every effort on your journey to Zion to preserve love. Be quick to forgive. Remember the words of our Savior which Paul repeated to the Roman believers:

Romans 12:14
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
[End Excerpt from Book]

Solomon, I pray that your name would be a symbolic one in the sense that you will be a man granted exceptional breadth of wisdom and understanding. Yet, you must be forewarned that excelling in these things will lead to pride which will destroy a man’s life unless he is ever vigilant.

I Corinthians 8:1
Knowledge causes people to be puffed up (to bear themselves loftily and be proud), but love (affection and goodwill and benevolence) edifies and builds up and encourages one to grow [to his full stature].
[Amplified Bible]

When you pray for wisdom it would also be well to pray that Yahweh might keep you humble. Even the apostle Paul might have stumbled in pride due to the great revelations given to him had not Yahweh intervened to keep him humble in the flesh.

II Corinthians 12:7
And because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to buffet me - to keep me from exalting myself!

I believe Paul’s affliction was a serious malady that affected his eyes and sight. This man who had been used of God to heal others, could not heal himself. He had to be led around by the hand at times, and he relied upon others to write his letters for him. He frequently made mention when signing his name to the letters of the large letters with which he wrote.

Galatians 4:13-16
You know that it was because of a bodily illness that I preached the gospel to you the first time; and that which was a trial to you in my bodily condition you did not despise or loathe, but you received me as an angel of God, as Christ Yahshua Himself. Where then is that sense of blessing you had? For I bear you witness, that if possible, you would have plucked out your eyes and given them to me.

Galatians 6:11
See with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand.

Yahweh, in His mercy, will do what is necessary to prevent His sons who have been granted insight and understanding beyond the measure of others from foundering upon the rocks of pride. Let us always seek to clothe ourselves in humility, and in our humility to manifest the other fruits of the Spirit which include patience, gentleness, and self-control.

Regarding the struggle you also mentioned with lust, this too is something I am well familiar with. Years ago I wrote a writing that shared some insight the Father had given to me relating to how I might overcome this area of stumbling in my life. The writing is called The Necessary Fear of God. I am going to print it out and include it along with this letter.

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

Joseph Herrin

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Ride the Lightning - Reap Destruction

Joseph Herrin (11-18-2015)

Eagles of Death Metal - Bataclan Concert Poster (Modified)

Proverbs 6:27-28
Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned? Or can a man walk on hot coals, and his feet not be scorched?

Actions have consequences. Newton’s Third Law of Physics states “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Throughout the visible creation there is an inviolable law that actions have consequences. Start a fire and it will consume whatever combustible material it is put in contact with. Touch the fire and you will be burned. These are things sensible people understand. Those who are wise will conduct themselves appropriately to avoid injury.

It is also true that actions have consequences in the spiritual realm. Yahweh has said:

Galatians 6:7-8
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh shall from the flesh reap destruction, but the one who sows to the Spirit shall from the Spirit reap aionian life.

Hebrews 2:2-3
For if the word spoken through angels proved unalterable, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense, how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation?

II Peter 2:12-13
But these, like unreasoning animals, born as creatures of instinct to be captured and killed, reviling where they have no knowledge, will in the destruction of [the fallen angels] also be destroyed, suffering wrong as the wages of doing wrong.

In the kingdom of God there are also inviolable laws. Evil actions result in evil consequences. Righteous actions end in honor and blessing. Yahweh will not hold the transgressors guiltless. The wages of sin is death.

I apologize for the image at the top of this post. Even with some editing, I do not display it lightly. It is shared to reveal truth, for this was the image that appeared on the poster advertising the Eagles of Death Metal (EODM) concert recently held in Paris. Nearly 100 people lost their lives, and hundreds more were injured in the slaughter. It is no exaggeration to state that all of those gathered at the Eagles of Death Metal concert had come to participate in the worship of Satan and the mocking of God and all that is righteous. They could have done no worse had they attended a Satanic church to carry out a black mass and to mock the Son of God. If there were any truth in the media, the headlines might have read:

Devil Worshipers Killed While Committing Abominations

Since this is a story the media will not share with you, I will set forth the facts for you here. The band that was playing at the Bataclan Theater when the slaughter took place is known as the Eagles of Death Metal. The lead singer, and one of the two original founding members of this group, is Jesse
Hughes. Hughes is known by the pseudonyms J. Devil, or simply “The Devil.”

Jesse “The Devil” Hughes

One of the trademark symbols adopted by Hughes is the image of the lightning bolt. His songs frequently include the phrase “ride the lightning” in their lyrics. If you look again at the image at the top of this post, you will see the image of a lightning bolt prominently featured in the band’s logo.

The phrase “ride the lightning” is a street expression used as a reference to dying by execution in the electric chair. This expression has other meanings, however. It is also used to denote an attitude of careless resignation to the consequences of one’s actions. It is similar to the expression “Go with the flow,” yet with a more arrogant and rebellious connotation. It is such an attitude that is being promoted by the group Eagles of Death Metal.

Got The Power
by Eagles of Death Metal

Yes I ride the lightning yes I'm on the go
And when I go down slow I need more power now
It keeps me damn lucky yes I just won't stop
I'm lit to pop oh yes I got the power now

I got a secret that I wanna tell
I'm feeling power from the pit of hell yeah
I got something to say I think I'm gonna say it
The power's flowing and it just won't stop
I touch a woman make the flesh burn hot
Want love to spread I think I'm gonna spread it
The secret's easy now lend me your ear
Don't ever hesitate there's not a thing to fear

Oh yes I ride the lightning yes I'm on the go...

You take the power but it don't come free
The devil charges such a hefty fee yeah
You gotta pay the piper when he comes collecting
Please don't hurry but you can't take long
Just give yourself up to the rock'n'roll song yeah
It's gonna keep you strong and keep you always winning
The devil really wants to see you swim
Just take the deal and then you jump right in

Oh yes I ride the lightning yes I'm on the go...

What the lyrics of this song are conveying is that there are consequences to giving oneself up to the Satanic power of lust, but you should do it anyways. The song states that you can take the power Satan gives you to commit whatever wicked and unrighteous acts you desire, but the devil charges a hefty fee for everything he gives to those who look to him for the fulfillment of their carnal desires. Nevertheless, the lyrics encourage the listener to give themselves up to Satan and unrighteous acts, irregardless of any consequences. This attitude of indifference to the consequences of one’s actions is summed up in the repeated words “ride the lightning.”

The lightning obviously is a reference to Satan, for the Bible declares the following.

Luke 10:18-19
“I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning.”

What is being promoted is Satan’s own defiance of God. He chose to rebel against his Creator even at the cost of being cast out of heaven. Satan was heedless of the consequences of his actions. He chose to ride the lightning, being blinded by his pride and ambition. He would now urge mankind to embrace the same attitude of rebellion against Yahweh and His Son. The devil urges all humanity to give themselves completely over to unbridled passions and evil desires, giving no heed to the consequences.

Jesse “The Devil” Hughes has fully embraced this Satanic spirit of moral depravity. He has given himself over to sexual immorality without restraint, to drugs and alcohol. He is a depraved and debauched individual who glories in his wicked excesses.

Jesse “J. Devil” Hughes

An accompanying characteristic of this Bohemian attitude promoted by the Eagles of Death Metal is the mocking of all that is holy and righteous. To embrace the devil is to openly spurn and mock Yahweh and His Son. Jesse Hughes constantly flashes the hand symbol denoting identification with Satan. It is observed on the EODM album covers. Note the woman’s hand on her pants in the image on the Zipper Down album cover. The same symbol is flashed again on the group’s previous album release which was titled Death by Sexy.

The message being conveyed is “I don’t care what the consequences are of my actions. I am going to give myself fully, without any restraint, to the pursuit of hedonistic pleasures. I will live like the devil even if the consequences are to be judged by a holy God and cast into hell.”

Recently, Jesse Hughes was an actor in a movie titled Gutterdammerung. This is a variant of the German word Gotterdammerung which is defined in the following manner.

German Mythology. The destruction of the gods and of all things in a final battle with evil powers. The title is a translation into German of the Old Norse phrase Ragnarök, which in Norse mythology refers to a prophesied war among various beings and gods that ultimately results in the burning, immersion in water, and renewal of the world. 

The word Gutterdammerung refers to the destruction of the gods by evil powers. To apply this to reality, it is the false hope of Satan and those evil powers allied with him, that they will be able to destroy Yahweh. The anticipated war which is fast approaching will include the destruction of the world, and its rebirth in a new form. The parallels to the New World Order are evident. Satan desires to destroy the present world system in order to raise up a New World Order in which he is the recognized god of this world.

That Jesse “The Devil” Hughes would participate in this film production reveals the depth to which he has sold himself to do the will of Satan.

Jesse Hughes Poster for Gutterdammerung

There were a number of Rock musicians who participated in this Satanic movie. Among them was Iggy Pop, whose poster clearly reveals the diabolical nature of this film.

Iggy Pop in Gutterdammerung

In the image above, Iggy Pop is intended to look like a fallen angel, complete with horns protruding from the front of his head. So here is one Rock star dressed to look like the devil, and another one who calls himself “The Devil.” To say that these men are “Satan worshipers” and “disciples of Satan” should hardly be disputed. How then should the 1,500 people who purchased tickets and attended the Eagles of Death Metal concert in Paris be characterized? Were they not men and women who have also embraced the worship of Satan?

About one hour into the performance, gunmen entered the theater and began slaughtering those gathered. Just moments before the shooting began, the following photograph was taken.

Notice how many of the concert attendees have their hands raised in the sign of the devil. It was reported in the news that at the very moment the shooting began, the band was performing the song titled “Kiss the Devil.”

Following are the lyrics to this song.

Kiss The Devil

Who'll love the devil?
Who'll sing his song?
Who will love the devil and his song?
I'll love the devil!
I'll sing his song!
I will love the devil and his song!
Who'll love the devil?
Who'll kiss his tongue?
Who will kiss the devil on his tongue?
I'll love the devil!
I'll kiss his tongue
I will kiss the devil on his tongue!

This is the song the band was performing, and the crowd was singing along with, when the gunmen began their slaughter. The common phrase used to describe tongue kissing is “French Kiss.” Paris has long been known for its sexual liberation (aka sexual immorality). However, to kiss the devil on his tongue brings the debauchery to new depths of depravity. More than merely being an expression of love for Satan, kissing the devil is used to express contempt toward God and His Christ. It is to say to Yahweh, “We have chosen to align ourselves with Your adversary. We will love him and show contempt toward You.”

Brothers and sisters, actions have consequences. One truth is self-evident. Every person killed and injured at the Bataclan Theater on Friday the 13th of this month was engaged in unrighteous, profane, and blasphemous behavior at the moment of their calamity. The great folly of their actions is observed when one comes to the knowledge of the truth of spiritual matters. God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son to die for mankind that they might be forgiven for their sins and receive everlasting life. Satan, by contrast, comes only to kill, steal, and destroy.

At the moment these men and women were singing about kissing and loving the devil, Yahweh allowed them to have what they wanted. He removed His hand of restraint and allowed Satan to enter the building, bringing death and destruction with him. Having taken the fire of Satan to their bosom, they were burned by it.

Did the citizens of Paris learn their lesson? Did they repent of their embrace of Satan, and their rejection of God? The answer was revealed the day after the shooting when a man rolled a piano up to the front of the Bataclan Theater where a crowd was gathered, and he began to play John Lennon’s song Imagine.

John Lennon, a former member of The Beatles, was also a Satanist, as were all of the members of The Beatles.

Paul McCartney Flashing 666 Symbol, John Lennon the Sign of Satan

Following is an excerpt from the song Imagine written by John Lennon.

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today...

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Live for the day. Forget that there is a heaven or a hell. Do away with all religion. This was the dream John Lennon wanted all people to embrace. Did Satan reward Lennon for his service and loyalty as his disciple? It might be said that for the twenty years prior to his murder in 1980 that John Lennon was very well rewarded. He was given the ability to satiate all of his desires. He had fame, wealth, drugs, alcohol, and all the sex he wanted. Yet “on December 9, 1980, around 11 P.M., he stepped out of a limousine in front of his apartment and a man on the street asked him:“Mr. Lennon?” He answered: “Yes.” The man, Mark David Chapman, fell to his knees, held his gun with both hands, aimed and shot five bullets at him. In the records of the police investigation, it was reported that the killer had heard an interior voice of the Devil telling him to end Lennon’s life. The voice said: “Kill Lennon, he is mine and I want him.

There are a great many today who are choosing to “ride the lightning,” but as much as they try, they cannot escape the consequences of their actions. In the EODM song Whorehoppin, Jesse Hughes sings the following words:

Ride lightning fast for fuel
Cross the desert at the speed of sound!
I've got the night and I've got my gun
I can't lose cos I'm the Devil's favorite son...

The devil has no favorite sons. He has only contempt and hatred for mankind. He will give men and women what they want for a season, but the price is exceedingly high. There is a payday that cannot be avoided. There is no refuge to be found in Satan. If man would give his love and obedience to anyone, let it be to Yahweh and His Son.

Psalms 2:11-12
Serve Yahweh with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath will soon be kindled. Blessed are all those who take refuge in him.

Perhaps you would not attend a concert by an openly Satanic group such as EODM. Can you say, however, that you are walking in righteousness and humility before your Creator? Are you secretly viewing pornography on the Internet, or giving your mind to fantasizing about sexual immorality? Are you listening to music that glorifies worldliness and sensuality? Are you manifesting pride in your life, or behaving rebelliously toward Yahweh’s direct or delegated authority in this world? Are you carelessly choosing to act in unrighteous ways, paying no heed to the consequences, acting as if you will never be held accountable?

Dire things are coming to this world. It is getting increasingly darker. The recent events in Paris will be repeated in nations and cities all across the world. If you do not want to pay the piper, then you must not dance with the devil.

Zephaniah 2:3
Seek Yahweh, all you humble of the land, who have kept his ordinances. Seek righteousness. Seek humility. Perhaps you will be hidden in the day of Yahweh's anger.

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Dark Deeds in the City of Light

Joseph Herrin (11-16-2015)

In the evening of November 13, 2015 a series of violent attacks occurred at various locations across the city of Paris, France. As the news reports came in, the number of people murdered and injured steadily escalated. Early reports mentioned ten people confirmed dead, then forty, and as I write this the number has risen to 129 confirmed dead and more than 350 wounded. The majority of the casualties occurred at the Bataclan Theater in the 11th Arrondissement (district) of Paris. A concert was in progress when gunmen began firing automatic weapons into the crowd gathered to watch the American music group Eagles of Death Metal perform. A hostage situation ensued, with the eventual outcome of more than 100 people perishing at this location alone.

Bombs were also exploded outside of the Stade de France, the premier sports arena for the French people. A soccer game (football to the non-Americans) was being played between Germany and France. The President of France was in attendance at the stadium when the attacks occurred.

If you were to believe what the corporate media and the leaders of national governments are stating, these attacks were carried out by Muslim extremists associated with the group ISIS. The plan was purportedly hatched in Syria, at an ISIS training center, and it utilized a sleeper cell of Muslims who were centered in Brussels, Belgium. However, the disciple of Christ would be ill advised to believe these “official” reports. The world is a very deceptive place. Both the government leaders and the media are controlled by the “hidden hand” of Satan. Deception is one of their chief tools to rule over the people and accomplish their Luciferian agendas.

Matthew 10:16-17
“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; therefore be wise as serpents, and innocent as doves. But beware of men...”

Brothers and sisters, it greatly distresses me to observe the naivete, the gullibility, indeed the profound foolishness of the people of God. Far from being “wise as serpents,” the vast majority of Christians today have abandoned all rational skepticism. They lack discernment, unable to recognize the overflowing deceit and delusion that covers the entire world as the water covers the sea beds. It grieves me to see so many Christians in America who continue to act as if it will make a difference whether a Republican or a Democrat sits in the White House. How can people who are such children in their thinking stand in the hour of darkness that is even now at the door?

I Corinthians 14:20
Brethren, do not be children in your thinking; yet in evil be babes, but in your thinking be mature.

The apostle Paul’s admonition here is NOT that Christians are to be infantile in their awareness of evil. Rather, it is that they are to be babes in their participation with, and practice of, evil. The apostle  both begins and ends his statement by admonishing the people of God to “not be children in your thinking..., but in your thinking be mature.” The mature believer, the one who practices discernment, those who are wise as serpents - being aware of Satan’s devices, will be alert to the works of darkness all around them.

Three years ago I wrote the book Dragon Flood. The aim of this book was to open the eyes of the people of God to the gross deception and pervasive lies that are all around them. The citizens of the nations have been spoon fed lies from the moment they entered this fallen world under the rule of Satan. The lies come from the public and private schools, from the television, from magazines, radio, and movies. The lies come from the government. The lies also come from the pulpits, for deceived and deceiving men and women occupy the positions of instruction and authority among the churches.

The Bible declares to the sons and daughters of God that this world is a huge masquerade, a charade of deception. This is true because Satan is “the god of this world,” and he has blinded the eyes of men to the truth.

II Corinthians 4:4
The god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving...

It would be bad enough if it were only the unbelieving who were deceived by Satan. However, we are told that the “whole world lies in the power of the evil one” (I John 5:19). Furthermore, in the book of Revelation, we are informed that as long as Satan is loosed upon this earth, this will be the condition of mankind.

Revelation 20:2-3
And he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and threw him into the abyss, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he should not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed...

At this moment, Satan is not bound. He is carrying out his evil plans. He reigns as the god of this world, having gained this authority when Adam disobeyed Yahweh and chose to follow the counsel of Satan. Satan has found many willing followers from among mankind. These are men and women who have sold themselves to do evil in exchange for the rewards that Satan gives to them. These servants have names such as Obama, Merkel, Hollande, Rothschild, Rockefeller, Warburg. They sit in the seats of power over the nations. They hold positions of authority over global corporations, including the global media. They are instruments of deception in Satan’s hands.

Would you as a Christian and a child of God go to a church of Satan to hear truth? Would you enter a temple of Baal to seek wisdom? Would you approach a disciple of Lucifer to be instructed about the events of this world? If you are turning on the television and getting your information from the talking heads on the media news broadcasts, that is precisely what you are doing. If you are looking to the President of the United States to tell you the truth about the slaughter that occurred in Paris this past week, you are behaving foolishly. You are acting as a person who has no discernment.

Do you truly believe that Barack Obama, the man who has spent the past seven years of his presidency telling Americans that homosexuality is a virtuous and honorable lifestyle, that people are born “gay,” that it is the inalienable right of women to murder their babies in the womb, that “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor,” is going to tell you the truth about anything? Satan has appointed those to positions of power over the nations who will carry forth his agenda. They are liars and deceivers in his own image. They are men and women who call evil good, and good evil. Do you believe things will be different in America if another President named Bush, or Clinton, occupies the Oval Office?

I assure you, the events in Paris are nothing like what the media and government officials are describing. In the book Dragon Flood, I quoted from the writings of Edward Bernays. Bernays was a nephew of Sigmund Freud, and one of Satan’s chosen instruments to formulate the media and government propaganda policies to keep the masses deceived. In his book Propaganda, Edward Bernays wrote:

The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.

We are governed, our minds molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which democratic society is organized...

Whatever attitude one chooses toward this condition, it remains a fact that in almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons - a trifling fraction... who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind, who harness old social forces and contrive new ways to bind and guide the world...

Governments, whether they are monarchical, constitutional, democratic or communist, depend upon acquiescent public opinion for the success of their efforts and, in fact, government is government only by virtue of public acquiescence...

If we understand the mechanism and motives of the group mind, is it not possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without their knowing about it? The recent practice of propaganda has proved that it is possible...

At the same time, the manipulators of patriotic opinion made use of the mental cliches and the emotional habits of the public to produce mass reactions against the alleged atrocities, the terror, and the tyranny of the enemy.

Those who own the media do not wait for news stories to come along, and then merely spin the accounts to serve their own interests. They manufacture the news events. In the book PR! A History of Spin, Stuart Ewen quoted Edward Bernays.

As Bernays explained it, “the engineer of consent must create news.” He must orchestrate public occurrences so they will be noticed and will harvest the acquiescence necessary to sustain the desired outcome...

“Newsworthy events, involving people, usually do not happen by accident. They are planned deliberately to accomplish a purpose, to influence our ideas and actions.”

Bataclan Theater

The massacre in Paris is one of these “new ways” that have been contrived “to bind and guide the world.” It is the work of a ruling elite who are creating events which can be used to alter the public mind, and predispose the population to accept the societal and governmental changes they have envisioned. The very venues chosen by Satan and his servants for this slaughter to take place were chosen for their symbolic, yet largely hidden (occult) significance. The majority of the people slain and injured in Paris were attending a concert by the Eagles of Death Metal at the Bataclan Theater. The Bataclan was named after an operetta of the same name. A recurring theme of the operetta Bataclan was that the main characters were not who they appeared to be. Outwardly, they appeared to be officials and members of an Oriental court, but in reality they were French citizens who had adopted false personas. Note in the photo of the theater above the Oriental influence in its design, yet this is a thoroughly French building in the capital city of France. The building’s appearance is itself a charade, a facade, evoking an image of something that it is not.

Due to a law in France in place during the 1850s when Bataclan was written, the musical consisted of only one act. The terrorist attack at the Bataclan Theater was also one act carried out in Paris on Friday the 13th. The plot of the operetta named Bataclan involved a conspiracy to overthrow the government. There is a saying that “truth is stranger than fiction.” The saying is true in this instance, for in a building named after a musical that focused on death, betrayal, masquerade, deception, and conspiracy there occurred an act that is aptly described by each of these words.

The purposes the ruling elite had in mind when they devised this plan of slaughter in Paris are already becoming apparent. Francois Hollande, France’s President, gave a speech to the French Parliament today in which he declared that the French Constitution must be re-written to handle emergency situations. On the other side of the Pacific Ocean, media darling and Presidential hopeful Donald Trump, who has been positioned as a man of the people and anti-government, revealed that he is in fact just another Luciferian puppet carrying out the “master’s plan.”

"I would hate to do it, but it's something that you're going to have to strongly consider," Trump told MSNBC on Monday. He said the government should increase surveillance in and around mosques and Americans must reassess some of their civil liberties in this dangerous time.

"We have to be much tougher," he said. “We are going to have to give up certain privileges that we've always had.”

Part of the schemes of Satan, and his human subjects, is to create crisis and then suggest a response. The crisis in this case is terrorism. This terrorism is ENTIRELY manufactured by the very individuals in the government who are decrying it. Almost immediately after the attacks occurred in Paris, the blame was laid squarely upon members of the Muslim group ISIS. As I have reported in other blog posts, ISIS was created, equipped, trained, and funded by the CIA, the Defense Department, and other agents of the United States and its allies. See the post titled Have You Been Played Lately?

The evidence is overwhelming. ISIS was recruited, trained, and equipped by the U.S. military and CIA in training camps in Jordan and other nations in the region. They are using U.S. equipment they reportedly “stole” from bases in Iraq where massive amounts of military equipment was left behind and unguarded. ISIS does nothing unless its authorities in the CIA and associated government entities order it to be done. The stark truth is that the slaughter of French citizens in Paris was ordered by world rulers who have sold their souls to Satan and who view the masses as sheep that must be manipulated into accepting whatever draconian restrictions they want to place upon their freedoms and rights. In this case, the people are being stampeded through the use of fear to get them to not only agree with the abdication of their rights, but to call for the government to enact a Big Brother form of surveillance and control that the people have been deluded into believing will guarantee their peace and safety. Earlier today CNN reported the following:

Reflecting just how nervous Paris is right now, a panic broke out Sunday evening in a crowd gathered at a memorial erected at one of the sites of Friday's terror attacks.

Video showed mourners suddenly spooked, though it's still unclear why.

People ran away screaming. Some jumped over lit candles of the memorial, others grabbed their children and sprinted away.

The panic ended quickly and police cleared the memorial, saying no one is allowed to gather, at least for the time being.

Security has been stepped up, with military reinforcements drafted in.

Panic in Paris as People Flee a Memorial

One site reported that these panic experiences happened multiple times in Paris as people gathered at different memorials of the slaughter which took place. It was stated that one of the stampedes was precipitated by a lightbulb shattering in a nearby pub that someone mistook for gunfire. Immediately after the attacks on Friday I was looking at news reports which largely focused on government officials making statements of support for the French people, and condemnation of the terrorists. I noted how many times the words “terror,” “terrorism,” and associated words were used. This repetition of the word “terror” in its various forms is being used to stoke the fears of the people, for there is no greater emotional manipulator of mankind than fear. The gross hypocrisy of the matter is that the very government officials speaking words of support for the French population were those who are complicit in the plan to slaughter innocent civilians in order to “manufacture their consent” and gain their acquiescence to their New World Order plans.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told the French people that Germany would "lead this fight together with you against those who did such unimaginable things to you.” Angela Merkel is no angel, but she is a servant to the fallen angel who rules as the god of this world. She is as complicit in the murder of innocents as any other national leader from Europe or the United States.

National Leaders Holding a Moment of Silence for Paris Victims

The G20 summit concluded in Antalya, Turkey today. It was attended entirely by servants of Satan who are pledged to carrying out Satan’s master plan for a one world government. The ultimate plan for this global government includes the formation of a group of “wise rulers” who will determine for all mankind what is best for them the planet they live on. There will no longer be any “inalienable rights” or freedoms. The only freedom people will have will be those explicitly given to them by this cabal of Luciferian governors. As Donald Trump has stated, “Americans must reassess some of their civil liberties in this dangerous time. We have to be much tougher. We are going to have to give up certain privileges that we've always had.” It will be these “wise” world rulers that will determine what privileges will have to be given up.

Note the subtlety and cunning in the use of the word “privileges.” By defining human freedom as a “privilege,” whatever activity is in view is redefined as something granted by one party to another, rather than something that is the inherent right of all people. What might these privileges be that Donald Trump is talking about? Here are a few that will certainly be on the chopping block.

  • The right to privacy.
  • The right to free speech.
  • The right to freely access the Internet for publishing or inquiry.
  • The right to keep and bear arms.

Why do I mention these four? Because they have all been mentioned prominently in the global media accounts following the events in Paris. The governments of the world are calling for greater transparency in being able to access all communications worldwide. They want unrestricted monitoring of the Internet, telephones, mail, and other forms of communication. It has been mentioned frequently that the ISIS perpetrators have been using the Internet in sophisticated ways to formulate and carry out their plans. This is nonsense, but it serves as a pretense to crack down on unrestricted access to the Internet, and the unlimited dissemination of any thoughts, ideas, and opinions which the government deems to be a threat, or determines to be critical of itself.

It has been proposed from various quarters that people be required to obtain a license to access the Internet, and that certain forms of Internet speech be restricted. We will see these ideas carried out in the not-too-distant future. Violators will be branded as terrorists, or enemies of the state, and will face fines, jail, or even death. Do you think this implausible? Such acts have been carried out by the American government in the past. Following is an excerpt from the book Dragon Flood where I wrote of the actions of America’s governmental leaders during the time period of World War I.
The Espionage Act was passed by Congress in 1917. It prescribed a $10,000 fine, and twenty years in prison, for interfering with military operations, or interfering with the recruitment of troops. If a citizen, or newspaper, publicly criticized American involvement in the war they faced severe penalties.

President Woodrow Wilson in his State of the Union address delivered on  December 7, 1915, asked Congress for the legislation. He stated:

There are citizens of the United States ... who have poured the poison of disloyalty into the very arteries of our national life; who have sought to bring the authority and good name of our Government into contempt... to destroy our industries... and to debase our politics to the uses of foreign intrigue.... We are without adequate federal laws.... I am urging you to do nothing less than save the honor and self-respect of the nation. Such creatures of passion, disloyalty, and anarchy must be crushed out.

Wilson asked Congress to pass a law that would provide for censorship of the press. He submitted legislation for their consideration that incorporated such censorship, stating,  "Authority to exercise censorship over the press ... is absolutely necessary to the public safety."

I am confident that it was not “the public safety” that President Wilson was actually concerned with. Rather, it was the interests of the money trusts, such as the Rockefeller’s, Morgan, Carnegie, and others. These are the ones who were being criticized in the press, and who stood to benefit the most by entry into the war.

Congress voted down censorship of the press by only one vote, 39 to 38. Nevertheless, when entry into the war was secured in 1917, Congress passed the Espionage Act which effectively gave the government power to censor the press and imprison citizens who spoke in opposition to the policies of the government. The Espionage Act of 1917 made it a crime:

To convey information with intent to interfere with the operation or success of the armed forces of the United States or to promote the success of its enemies. This was punishable by death or by imprisonment for not more than 30 years or both.

To convey false reports or false statements with intent to interfere with the operation or success of the military or naval forces of the United States or to promote the success of its enemies when the United States is at war, to cause or attempt to cause insubordination, disloyalty, mutiny, refusal of duty, in the military or naval forces of the United States, or to willfully obstruct the recruiting or enlistment service of the United States. This was punishable by a maximum fine of $10,000 or by imprisonment for not more than 20 years or both.

The Act also gave the Postmaster General authority to impound or to refuse to mail publications that he determined to be in violation of its prohibitions.

The restrictions to speech were extended in the Sedition Act of 1918. Among the prohibitions added were "any disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive language about the form of government of the United States... or the flag of the United States, or the uniform of the Army or Navy."

The Espionage Act was no idle threat. In a period of months more than 900 people were sent to prison. Additionally, a number of newspapers and magazines were forced out of business as the government forbade them to use the postal service to distribute their anti-war writings.
[End Excerpt]

(Note: The quote above by Voltaire, a French citizen, has a further link to this story. The Bataclan Theater's address is "50 boulevard Voltaire.")

Today we not only have the “press,” but also the Internet. There is a significant percentage of the Internet that is used to promulgate information and ideas that the governments of the world, and the architects of the New World Order, consider seditious, dangerous, or harmful to their agenda. This free flow of ideas across the Internet will not be permitted to continue much longer, for we are now entering the end of the age when Satan’s plans will come to fruition. The only speech that will be allowed will be that speech that agrees with and promotes the ideas and plans of the global elite. All other communications will be banned, having been labeled as “disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive.” Truly independent and free speech will be among those “civil liberties,” or “privileges” people will have to give up. The commission of “thought crimes” will be a punishable offense. People will be sent to re-education camps, or consigned to some gulag where they will be heard from no more.

Brothers and sisters, what occurred in Paris is just one event of many carried out by men and women who in their great pride believe they alone know what is best for mankind and the planet. They justify their treachery, their murder and maiming of mankind, as the necessary acts needed to guide all mankind wisely to the end they have envisioned.

The events in Paris will not be the last such atrocities that they commit, nor the worst. Far more destructive acts will be carried out until the hearts of all mankind become gripped with such terror that the people cry out for the implementation of a draconian surveillance and police state to protect them all.

Satan has blinded the eyes of mankind so that they do not see things as they truly are. If you are a child of God, born again of the Spirit of Christ, you need not stumble about in the darkness. Open your eyes. Receive the illumination granted to those who have been given the mind of Christ. Do not be deceived. Walk wisely, for the days are very dark and are growing darker.

P.S. I do not wish to imply that there are no other motives behind these attacks carried out by the ruling elite and their puppets in governmental offices and agencies. There is definitely an additional motive of using this event as justification to expand the scope of military action in Syria. It was mentioned that on one of the terrorist’s dead bodies there was found a Syrian passport. Some media reports cited unnamed individuals present at the attack locations hearing the terrorists state that the attacks were retaliation for France’s attacks against ISIS in Syria.

Such very convenient evidence is often presented immediately after a “terror attack” to bolster the government’s plan to retaliate against the supposed perpetrators of the events. The truth is, Syria is one of a few remaining nations that has not bowed to the will of the global rulers and their plans. For this reason, Syria has been targeted for destruction, and her leaders for elimination. This is a repeat of events recently observed in Libya and before that in Iraq. Any nation that resists the global masters of finance and corporate power who are entrenched in the seats of power over entire nations, will be crushed. This is a fulfillment of the following passage of Scripture.

Revelation 13:4
And they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?”

Syrian President Bashar Assad will discover like Muammar Khaddafi and Saddam Hussein before him, that resisting the global beast government is vain, and might be described as suicidal.

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