2013 – Year of Acceleration

by | Jan 20, 2013

Joseph Herrin (01-20-2013)

If you did not read the previous blog post on the year 2013, and what it portends, you can find it here:


We are only 20 days into the new year and things are already heating up. The focus on gun control has been stirring intense emotions on both sides of the issue. Americans are becoming more polarized. Fighting words are being spoken (and sung).


States and local law enforcement personnel are pushing back against the 23 Executive Orders Barack Obama recently signed that are just the first steps in removing all assault rifles from Americans, removing from them the ability to defend themselves against government tyranny. (Keep in mind, that Christians are citizens of a heavenly kingdom. Their allegiance is not to the U.S.A. or other terrestrial kingdoms. See the recent posts on the gun ownership and the mind of Christ.)




As disciples of Christ, we ought to be alert and sober, understanding what is occurring in the world around us, yet we are not to entangle ourselves in worldly affairs.

II Timothy 2:4
No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier.

Those who are disciples of Christ have a heavenly allegiance. Yahweh is not an American, an Englishman, and not even an Israeli.

Isaiah 40:15, 17
Behold, the nations are like a drop from a bucket, and are regarded as a speck of dust on the scales… All the nations are as nothing before Him, they are regarded by Him as less than nothing and meaningless.

Yahshua stated:

John 18:33-36
Pilate therefore entered again into the Praetorium, and summoned Jesus, and said to Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?”… Yahshua answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting, that I might not be delivered up to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not of this realm.”

If you are a disciple of Christ, then neither is your kingdom of this terrestrial realm. If you are fighting to protect worldly possessions, or to defend a Constitution and Bill of Rights written by rebellious men under the influence of Lucifer, you have embraced a conflict that Yahweh has not given to you. You need to heed the words of Christ, for they are true words.

Matthew 26:52
Then Yahshua said to him, “Put your sword back into its place; for all those who take up the sword shall perish by the sword.”

The alternative media is filled with voices of “Christian” men and women who are advocating armed resistance against political tyranny. Christians are being urged to take up carnal weapons to resist flesh and blood. I am appalled at the things that are being declared by men who pretend to be speaking for God, yet they are blind leaders of the blind. Following is one example of the vitriol being spewed forth to the destruction of the people of God.

The Bible and self-defense

Joseph Farah is founder, editor and CEO of WND and a nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate. He is the author or co-author of 13 books, including his latest, “The Tea Party Manifesto,” and his classic, “Taking America Back,” now in its third edition and 14th printing.

After my plea to Americans last week to buy firearms as a first step to fighting terrorism, a number of Christians wrote challenging my prescription as unbiblical, unscriptural and ungodly.


The Bible couldn’t be clearer on the right – even the duty – we have as believers to self-defense.

Let’s start in the Old Testament.

“If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him,” we are told in Exodus 22:2. The next verse says, “If the sun be risen upon him, there shall be blood shed for him; for he should make full restitution; if he have nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.”

In other words, it was perfectly OK to kill a thief breaking into your house. That’s the ultimate expression of self-defense. It doesn’t matter whether the thief is threatening your life or not. You have the right to protect your home, your family and your property, the Bible says.

The Israelites were expected to have their own personal weapons. Every man would be summoned to arms when the nation confronted an enemy. They didn’t send in the Marines. The people defended themselves.

In 1 Samuel 25:13, we read: “And David said unto his men, Gird ye on every man his sword. And they girded on every man his sword; and David also girded on his sword: and there went up after David about four hundred men; and two hundred abode by the stuff.”

Every man had a sword and every man picked it up when it was required.

Judges 5:8 reminds us of what happens to a foolish nation that chooses to disarm: “They chose new gods; then was war in the gates: was there a shield or spear seen among forty thousand in Israel?”

The answer to the rhetorical question is clear: No. The people had rebelled against God and put away their weapons of self-defense…
[Source: http://www.wnd.com/2001/11/11783/]

I am going to stop right here, as this article by Joseph Farah reveals how far the church in America has fallen. Not only have the people of God declined morally, but they have forsaken truth. They wrest Scriptures out of their context. They make applications that are false. They use the holy words of Yahweh for their own self-serving, carnal ends. In the three Scriptures cited above by this author, he has failed to “rightly divide the word of truth” in every instance.

In quoting from Exodus 22, Mr. Farah concludes:

In other words, it was perfectly OK to kill a thief breaking into your house. That’s the ultimate expression of self-defense. It doesn’t matter whether the thief is threatening your life or not. You have the right to protect your home, your family and your property…

Mr. Farah has neglected to consider “the whole counsel of God.” He would rather live according to the Law of Moses which was “an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth,” than follow the example of the meek, and suffering Lamb of God.

Matthew 5:38-40
“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’  But I say to you, do not resist him who is evil; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone wants to sue you, and take your shirt, let him have your coat also.”

Mr. Farah has willfully overlooked the example of the apostles and early church.

Hebrews 10:34
For you showed sympathy to the prisoners, and accepted joyfully the seizure of your property, knowing that you have for yourselves a better possession and an abiding one.

Do these words and examples of the followers of Christ infer a right to protect one’s property, and to shoot an intruder even if they are not threatening a person’s life, as Mr. Farah declares? Absolutely not.

Mr. Farah then cites a Scriptures from I Samuel 25:13 where David tells his men to strap on their swords. If the author even read the context of the passage I would be surprised. If he did read it, he is being exceptionally deceitful. This passage records David’s carnal response when a wealthy man named Nabal (folly) insulted him. David arose to take vengeance into his own hands. He made an oath that not a male from the man’s family would remain alive by morning light. David was about to avenge himself, and commit an atrocity before both God and men.

Mercifully, Yahweh sent the man’s wife, a woman of beauty and wisdom, to persuade David not to avenge himself and have this act trouble his conscience in coming days. David came to his senses. He calmed down, and thanked God for keeping him from committing a great transgression. It is a great perversion of Scripture to use the words of David in this passage to justify man’s carnal impulse for self-defense.

Mr. Farah does no better in his next example.

Judges 5:8 reminds us of what happens to a foolish nation that chooses to disarm: “They chose new gods; then was war in the gates: was there a shield or spear seen among forty thousand in Israel?”

The answer to the rhetorical question is clear: No. The people had rebelled against God and put away their weapons of self-defense…

Mr. Farah states things in such a way as to imply that the people rebelled BY PUTTING AWAY THEIR WEAPONS. Nothing could be further from the truth. Yahweh gave the Israelites into the hands of their enemies because they had turned to idolatry and immorality. It was their enemies that stripped the weapons from their hands, for Yahweh removed the ability of His people to defend themselves. The passage cited is from the song of Deborah. Deborah was a prophetess. She was recounting the dealings of Yahweh with His people. Because the Israelites had turned to other gods, Yahweh delivered them into the hands of their enemies. If one begins at the first verse of this historic account, they would understand the true context of these words.

Judges 4:1-3
Then the sons of Israel again did evil in the sight of Yahweh, after Ehud died. And Yahweh sold them into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor; and the commander of his army was Sisera, who lived in Harosheth-hagoyim. And the sons of Israel cried to Yahweh; for he had nine hundred iron chariots, and he oppressed the sons of Israel severely for twenty years.

Shame and condemnation are upon the head of Joseph Farah. He has distorted the Scriptures for his own agenda. Those who would be teachers to the people of God will be held to a stricter judgment. This man is not walking in the fear of Yahweh. Tragically, myriads of Christians have no more integrity than this man. They do not examine the Scriptures to see if what is being declared is true. When they hear something that appeals to their soul, they embrace it without discernment. Those who receive evil counsel will fall into great harm. Satan would like nothing better than to foment a physical war between Christians and the governments of this world. It would provide justification to slaughter the people of God. Men like Joseph Farah are leading the people of God into paths of destruction.

I recommend the following post that was forwarded to me this morning.


What is occurring in America is no different than what occurred in the days of Deborah. Yahweh has given a nation into the hands of evil men who are disarming them. This is Yahweh’s judgment upon the great evil in America. In three days the nation will mark the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision which led to the slaughter of more than 50 million babies. The blood of these innocent victims cries out from the ground, and blood will be required in return. If you take up arms, it will be your blood added to the soil of this nation.

I was discussing the government’s agenda to remove guns from the people with a brother in Christ some weeks ago. I shared with him that now that the government has begun the push to wrest guns away from the people, they will not let the issue die until their purpose has been accomplished. He wrote me and suggested that he believes it will take an act of violence that will stir up a great cry against guns in this nation, something that exceeds even the outcry over the Sandy Hook massacre, to give the government the justification to enact draconian gun measures. He suggested that one event he could envision would be the assassination of the President.

I am loathe to make predictions based upon what is observed in events that man has had a hand in creating, such as the symbolism of the Olympic ceremonies, or the themes and details of Hollywood productions. I have found that such things are far better understood in hindsight, and that using them to predict the future is a dubious endeavor. Nevertheless, I believe there are some things that bear watching. Therefore, I share the following not as a prophecy of what will occur, but for the sake of being alert if such a thing does occur.

I will share the following in chronological order of occurrence. Back in 2008 as Barack Obama campaigned for the Presidency the media made much of parallels between Obama and Abraham Lincoln. They were both politicians from Illinois. Both men were tall and lanky. Both had some tie-in to civil rights and establishing equal rights for black Americans. Obama took a train from Chicago to Washington, D.C. following a course similar to the one Lincoln took when he was elected President.


Obama took his oath of office with his hand upon the same Bible used by Lincoln.

Parts of Obama’s inaugural festivities were held in front of the Lincoln Memorial, including a crowd of 500,000 people signing along to the song American Pie with the newly elected President. This song includes the phrase, “This’ll be the day that I die.”



This song was sung on national television during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City last month. It has intentionally been given a repeated national audience. The Don McLean segment begins at about 25 seconds into the video below.


President Lincoln, like Obama, was elected to a second term. Lincoln was assassinated after serving only 42 days of his second term in office.

During the 2012 London Olympics, a time when Satan broadcasts his plans to the world, albeit in a manner designed to hide his true agenda, we have seen that Sande (pronounced Sandy) and Hook were prominent characters, and that children were in focus. Demonic creatures terrorized the children, and there was a very pointed emphasis on children lying on hospital beds.

A theme of the closing ceremony was people who have been assassinated. John Lennon was the foremost among them as a macabre image of his face was assembled on the ground. Notably, it was presented on the same plane that one would associate with a deceased person. The face was on the ground looking upwards. It was also displayed among newspaper headlines and articles which creates a mental link between obituaries and reports of criminal acts.

In a recent post I made mention of the children’s animated film Rise of the Guardians. The plot of this story includes the early demise of the character called Sandy, who is the Sandman.

Pitch learns of the Guardians’ resistance and attacks Jack and Sandy; despite Jack’s great efforts to save him, Sandy is overwhelmed by Pitch and seemingly destroyed… 

Pitch’s seemingly overwhelming power of nightmare proves no match against the children’s faith, which restores the Guardians’ full power to battle the villain. Sandman is resurrected by this belief, and joins the fight, leaving Pitch defeated and children’s faith restored, as well as in Jack Frost.
[Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rise_of_the_Guardians]

Note this emphasis on apparent death and resurrection. Remember that Barack Obama is the Sandman. This was revealed at the Democratic National Convention at which he was nominated for a second time as the party’s candidate for president.

Why was this image created for Obama’s second term? What is being prophesied by the image of Obama being damaged and then repaired (healed) by the rain storms that struck the area?

This theme of apparent death and resurrection is repeated again in the movie Skyfall, the latest in the James Bond series which is playing in theaters now. Watch the trailer, and observe the emphasis on feigned death, and resurrection. Note also what weapon is used to inflict the fatal injury.


Knowing that the proponents of a New World Order have determined to take away gun ownership from private citizens, and recognizing that Americans are zealous in protecting this right, it could only be a very major event of worldwide significance that provides the pretext for revoking this second amendment right. Is what this brother in Christ wrote to me correct? Are the servants of Lucifer foretelling of this event in the various media venues under their control? It is worth keeping in mind.

It has recently been reported that Obama will use both Lincoln’s and Martin Luther King’s Bibles during his second inauguration. Both of these men died from an assassin’s bullet. When something is provided a double witness, it often means the thing is determined and it will come about quickly.

Genesis 41:32
Now as for the repeating of the dream to Pharaoh twice, it means that the matter is determined by God, and God will quickly bring it about.

I have no word of prophecy from God that such an event will occur. I can only watch and wait. I desire to be alert and sober. We live in an hour of great deception. There are forces of wickedness controlling events.

What is certain is that now that this issue of gun control has been fully engaged, it will not be set aside until those in favor of it have achieved the outcome they desire. Even as universal healthcare became the do-it-at-all-cost goal of the first term of Obama’s presidency, gun control will be pushed forward with the same irresistible force until it is achieved.

History has shown that deceivers will engineer large scale false flag events to push forward their agenda. Nero burned Rome and blamed it on the Christians. Hitler firebombed the Reichstag and blamed it on the Communists. Elements within the American government destroyed the World Trade Centers buildings 1, 2, and 7, and blamed it on Islamic extremists to initiate a perpetual “war on terror” and the implementation of a Big Brother surveillance state. Satan has not changed his tactics, for they have proven very effectual.

As Christians we are not to entangle ourselves with the affairs of this world. We are not called to rally against Satan’s plans for global government, nor to resist through carnal means the evil works of those who are his disciples. Yet, we should recognize that the hour is late. An hour of great darkness is at hand. The dark night is rising. Let us put aside a pursuit of the world and the things in it and devote ourselves to walking by the Spirit of Christ. Then we will have the light that is needed to navigate victoriously through dark and evil days.

The world is being flooded with a focus on guns at this time. Understand that the Christian’s safety is not to be found in guns and bullets. Don’t be driven by the media, by ministers, or by voices of fear to put your hope and trust in that which cannot save you. Yahweh is our refuge and strength and a very present help in times of trouble.

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

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  1. Bunny Oaks

    There is no "AMEN" loud enough to put an exclamation at the end of this message. May eyes and ears be opened…. the circles of "Christians" in which truth can be discussed is growing smaller and smaller. Many are alone as Yahweh refines and sets apart those willing to follow–Thankfully the more "alone" we become in the Faith, the more He reveals Himself and His will.
    Never stop proclaming Brother Herrin… some are listening.

  2. Joachim

    Dear Brother Joseph,

    The article from Joseph Farrah is a great example of an element that is greatly overlooked or even ignored by the majority of Christians at this hour. It is called "controlled opposition", the principalities and powers of the air are no beginners. Satan had almost 2000 years to study mankind for his final show. He controls both side of the debate and has full control of the outcome if one remains on either side. Just like the good old silly wrestling matches, the outcome is already predetermined. This is a great trap, I fear many will get caught in. There are many "Christian sites" who operate as a controlled opposition to the open threat of satan's kingdom.

    1Th 5:6 so then let us not sleep, as do the rest, but let us watch and be sober.

  3. Unknown

    An amen and hallelujah from Argentina, too. The dark night is rising everywhere.

    I can see a lot of darkness rising here too. Gay marriage: approved nationwide a couple of years ago, with widespread acceptance of the fact. Abortion: soon to be a law (now it's happening everywhere, it's just illegal but some districts have made it unpunishable by law so if they catch a doctor doing it, neither the doctor nor the mum having it done will be prosecuted).

    We're big consumers of Hollywood garbage and producers of some garbage of our own (some of which we export to Latin America and even Israel!), and this in turn has led to an awful moral degradation.

    The Church itself is healthier in some respects than its American counterparts, but the prosperity "gospel" has blossomed and is now the norm rather than the exception. Inmorality is rising within church circles too.

    After the 2001 crisis we faced, the latest years have been comparatively prosperous (never in levels comparable to your prosperity) so parents who are can't afford to buy their own home and are renting give Blackberries to their children. It's the let's eat, drink and be merry mentality.

    The average person is no more aware of what's really going on and being planned than the people in your country. The only difference is that our politicians are too obviously corrupt so you have a bunch of fanatics who blindly side with the Peronist party (should I say mob?) and a lot of other people who believe neither in politics nor in a national identity. Most of us are almost ashamed to say we're Argentinians. So in a sense, that's good.

    What's coming: Argentina is slowly becoming a Fascist regime, just like Chaves' Venezuela or Castro's Cuba. Mrs. Kirchner has been very smart in selling an image of being a messiah-like figure. She got 54% percent of the votes in her reelection and in spite of the many serious mistakes she has made since her reinauguration, her blind fans keep worshipping her like a God.

    So what you're saying about the US and what you said about the UK are just tiny examples of the big picture that is being assembled little by little. Sad but true.

    And your comment about a possible assassination attempt at the president (perhaps staged?) makes me think: how should be pray about this?

  4. Joseph Herrin

    Hello CariPau,

    You asked how we should pray about this. Deceptions will come, and I do not believe they will be turned aside by prayer. I would encourage prayer for the people of God to wake up, and to do as Christ admonished the church of Laodicea. They need to purchase eye salve from the Lord that they may see.

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

  5. Deirdre

    Amen and amen.
    This past month I wanted to urge people to call their representatives to urge them to vote against the gun ban. I do agree with our constitution. However, YAHWEYS laws are above mens laws and HIS will will be done no matter what our laws say or don't say. While driving down the road the other day, I thought about talking with a neighbor about the issue of the gun ban when the Holy Spirit said, "'Would you fight against My will? If the American people are disarmed, they will come to Me.' That is when the Holy Spirit showed me that the physical disarmament of America is a representation of the spiritual disarmament that has already taken place. Women don't rest under their husbands authority. Men don't rest under YAHWEY's authority and have already become disarmed as they refused to be the gatekeepers of their own homes. YAHSHUA said, "it is the Spirit that gives life, the flesh counts for nothing." Would we try and save our kids flesh when we've made no effort to save her soul? It is clear as you say that there are 'factions' and we must really listen for the Holy Spirit for HIS discernment and wisdom on the things that are coming. The tares are evident among us for they would have us fight and try to resusitate America. May YAHWEY have mercy on HIS children!
    Peace brother Herrin!

  6. Ronfire

    Greetings from Down Under. A very insightful post and much food for thought with respect to Barack Obama. Christians are being entangled in the affairs of this world system by taking political sides and calling it "engaging" with the world. We are called to love and serve God, with the mind of Christ, and to love our neighbour as ourself. The Scriptures warn us of great deception arising in the final days of this world, and it is all around us, and in our churches and homes.
    May the Lord stir up those who are His to humble ourselves before Him, and to stand firm in this evil time, where good is called evil and evil good. And, lest we think this is all doom and gloom, remember the words of our Lord – "Be of good cheer, for I have overcome the world"!
    The Lord bless and keep you all.

  7. Anonymous

    Hi Joseph,

    Nicely done. I remember a few years ago getting kind of caught up and envisioning myself on my roof with my 50cal. rifle and bodies lying on the perimeter of our acreage while protecting my preps. But then I caught myself and realized that God has us preparing to be a help, a distributor, or if we're gone what does it matter. That being said, I expressed that sentiment to a military prepper I know and his response gives, I guess, the balance of the Biblical view. He said, " maybe you're being led that way to help feed those of us who WILL be armed, protecting you." Just a thought.

    Also, given today, lest anyone forget 4 years ago in front of Lincoln memorial, when the witches and wiccans "swept out DC" for the inauguration.


  8. Marcel

    Amen to this critically important message. Thank you for your God given boldness to speak the truth at this very late hour to all especially those who are under the seduction of another citizenship and another Kingdom.
    I would say the same message about the diversions to go for the gold and the silver for safety and security as we should be running to the Lord alone and growing in faith in Him alone.
    Elijah relied on God who sent the ravens to feed him and had no purse or pocket to hold the things that the world holds as valuable dear.
    We should know by now what,Who is the true value and prize here now and in the LIFE to come !

  9. Anonymous

    Praise Ya, we need to humble ourselves before Adonai. There is Tribulation soon ahead.
    Put on The Armor Of God.

  10. Joseph Herrin

    Hello John Cole,

    Thank you for sharing these links. I will be using the information in an upcoming blog post.

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


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