2014 – Somber Signs in the New Year

by | Jan 2, 2014

Joseph Herrin (01-02-2014)

Bill de Blasio Being Sworn in as New York City Mayor by Bill Clinton

A significant spiritual parable was observed on the first day of the new year 2014. Former President Bill Clinton presided at the swearing in of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. The Bible on which de Blasio laid his left hand during the swearing in ceremony was previously used by Franklin Delano Roosevelt during his first swearing in as Governor of New York State. After the inaugural ceremony, this “historic” Bible could not be found. Those involved with the ceremony had lost track of it. Fifty New York City policemen were called to frantically search for this missing Bible. The event is reported below.

Former President Bill Clinton performed the ceremony Wednesday as de Blasio laid his hand on the bible.

But around 2:30 pm, the bible was nowhere to be found, a source said, sparking a massive book-hunt at City Hall.

“We were looking in garbage cans outside, in all the bags,” one searcher said.

“It’s the FDR Bible!” said another.

When it was found, just before 5 pm, one of the detectives held it aloft at the top of the stairs in the rotunda, shouting, “We found it!’’ as a crowd broke out in applause.
[Source: http://nypost.com/2014/01/01/historic-bible-goes-missing-after-de-blasio-swearing-in/]

How fitting that the New York City policemen should look for the Bible in the city’s garbage cans. American government has been treating God’s word as trash for many years. Indeed, the only reason this Bible held any value at all in the eyes of those searching was that it bore the signature of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a New York insider and member of the banking elite.

It is noteworthy that Bill Clinton faced impeachment for lying and committing fornication with a White House Aide, and it was he who administered the oath of office to Bill deBlasio whose wife engaged in a lesbian lifestyle before marrying, and who remains proudly unrepentant of this aspect of her life. Thus America witnessed one unrepentant sinner leading another unrepentant sinner in an oath of office with his hand upon a bible signed by a third godless man. America’s pretense of being “Christian,” and of honoring the divine authority of the Bible, is a gross charade. There was so little regard for the holy Scriptures during this event that many thought to look for the missing book in the trash cans where every other worthless and despised thing ends up.

I have no doubt that Yahweh is providing a parable for the nation in this event. America has become a nation that despises God’s word. This was demonstrably proven the night before this swearing in ceremony as people from all parts of the United States participated in debauched New Year’s Eve celebrations. In Key West, Florida, the tradition for years now has been to lower female impersonator and drag queen Gary “Sushi” Marion in a giant shoe to mark the beginning of the new year.

Drag Queen Drop in Key West, Florida
(Link no longer active)

The largest New Year’s Eve celebration in America is held in Times Square in New York City. There, nearly a million people gather annually for the celebration and to await the ball drop to mark the end of one year and the beginning of another. I do not own a television, but I guessed rightly that the event would be broadcast live on the Internet. About 5 minutes before the stroke of midnight I began watching a live stream of the event. I tuned in just in time to observe the lesbian performer Melissa Etheridge introduce a new song to be performed publicly for the first time. The song is titled Uprising of Love. It is a song celebrating homosexuality, and Melissa Etheridge pumped up the crowd by shouting out, “Come on New York, let’s celebrate diversity!” What is truly being celebrated is moral degeneracy and perversity.

Immediately after she concluded this song, and as midnight was fast approaching, she chose to end the year 2013 by singing a portion of John Lennon’s song Imagine. Following are a portion of the lyrics she sang.

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…

E. W. Bullinger, in his insightful book Number in Scripture, shares the spiritual significance of the number 13.

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

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

Hence every occurrence of the number thirteen, and likewise of every multiple of it, stamps that with which it stands in connection with rebellion, apostasy, defection, corruption, disintegration, revolution, or some kindred idea.
[Source: E.W. Bullinger, Number in Scripture]

Millions of Americans tuned in to watch the New Year’s Eve festivities in Times Square. They tuned in to observe the end of 2013, a year of rebellion. The nation was sticking its collective finger in God’s eye, proudly and defiantly asserting that they would pursue their abominations whether or not Yahweh approved.

Having observed these few minutes of what took place in Times Square, I decided to look into the matter further to see what was the overall character of this national celebration. What I discovered was a very deliberate and defiant mocking of God and righteousness, and a proud and rebellious declaration that America will continue to pursue a course of moral decadence. Every major act who was invited to perform was in some way related to the advocacy of homosexuality.

Melissa Etheridge has long been known for her lesbianism. She first came out publicly as a homosexual in 1993. Melissa Etheridge recently initiated, with a number of other pro-homosexual activists, a group called Uprising of Love, the same name as the song that she debuted on stage on New Year’s Eve. The website proclaims the purpose of this group.

Uprising of Love
in support of the safety and dignity of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Russians.
[Source: http://uprisingoflove.org/]

I noted that earlier in the evening Melissa Etheridge performed her song Bring Me Some Water. During the song, the following words are repeated.

Baby’s got my heart and my baby’s got my mind
But tonight the sweet Devil’s got my soul

Oh, the Devil’s got my soul

These words are blasphemous, but quite accurate in describing the singer’s life, as well as the lives of the millions who share her moral degeneracy and defiance of God. Etheridge refers to Satan as “the sweet Devil,” and she correctly declares that the Devil has her soul.

As the clock struck midnight, Melissa Etheridge kissed her lesbian partner Linda Wallem.

Melissa Etheridge and Linda Wallem

Both women then shared in a group hug with Melissa’s 16 year old daughter Bailey. Bailey actually has no birth relationship to Etheridge, as she was born to Melissa’s lesbian lover Julie Cypher in 1997 who became pregnant with sperm donated by David Crosby. As much as Etheridge speaks of “love,” she has not been able to maintain a committed relationship. She broke up with Cypher in 2000. In 2002 she began dating actress Tammy Lynn Michaels and the two had a commitment ceremony in 2003. Michaels also gave birth via a sperm donor, having twins in 2006. In 2008 Etheridge announced that she would marry Michaels after it became legal to do so in California, but in 2010 the two separated and went through a two year long battle over child support. Ms. Etheridge has been with her current lesbian partner for the past three years.

Another headline performer was Deborah Harry of the group Blondie. It seems to be more than coincidental that Deborah Harry was renowned for her sexual exploits and the flaunting of her body in her peak years as a performer, including appearing in Playboy magazine. In a past interview with Diva magazine Deborah Harry admitted that she has had numerous sexual relationships with women.

Also invited to perform on stage at this New Year’s Eve event was Macklemore and Ryan Lewis who were in the news earlier in the year for performing their pro-homosexual song Same Love at the VMA’s. This song quotes a portion of the Bible where the apostle Paul states that “love is patient, love is kind.” Yet, the song conveniently avoids Paul’s words condemning homosexual behavior.

Romans 1:26-32
For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; and, although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.

When Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty was recently vilified for stating that homosexuality was unnatural, various websites began posting a video of Phil speaking at a church where he quoted the passage above. This became further fodder for the pro-homosexual lobby. GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, stated that Phil Robertson needed to be forced to submit to re-education courses. This reveals how greatly a growing segment of the American population, especially those with control of the media and government, despise and scorn the Bible.

Macklemore’s performance on stage was typical. He sang two songs whose lyrics contain so many obscenities and expletives that I cannot cite them in this post. Both of these songs were number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 during the past year.

Thrift Shop

Can’t Hold Us

The crowd of thousands gathered in Times Square swayed and clapped along with the debauched lyrics of these songs. This is how a darkened culture celebrates the end of one year, and entry into another. Paul’s words are being fulfilled. There is a clear correlation to homosexuality and the manifestation of a depraved mind.

Depravity of mind is certainly seen in the behavior of one of the biggest name performers at this year’s event, Miley Cyrus. Miley rose to fame with Walt Disney Studios and has since become the poster child for every form of sexual deviance. Recently her bi-sexual escapades have been reported widely. Since she had her hair cut in a butch fashion, this aspect of her degenerate character has been more visible.

To complete the pro-homosexual character of this national event, the organizers broke with tradition. Instead of having the Mayor of New York City initiate the ball drop, they chose Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor for this position of honor. Sotomayor was a vocal critic of California’s Proposition 8 where the people of the state voted to not permit homosexuals to obtain marriage licenses. Sotomayor, along with a majority of the U.S. Supreme Court, overturned the vote of the people and declared it legal for homosexuals to marry in California.

When a lawyer representing the people of California was being questioned by the Supreme Court, Sotomayor stated:

Outside of the marriage context, can you think of any other rational basis, reason, for a state using sexual orientation as a factor in denying homosexuals benefits? Or imposing burdens on them? Is there any other decision-making that the government could make – denying them a job, not granting them benefits of some sort, any other decision?

“If they’re a class that makes any other discrimination improper, irrational, then why aren’t we treating them as a class for this one benefit?”

With these words, Sotomayor demonstrated her pro-homosexual bias. President Obama has had the opportunity to make two appointments to the Supreme Court, and in each occasion he has appointed homosexuals.

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan

Regarding Supreme Court Justice, Elena Kagan, the website Gawker had the following comment to make.

The haircut: Let’s just get this out of the way. Kagan has a dykey haircut. Yes, it borders on stereotype, but the easiest way to spot any lesbian is based on her tonsorial choices and Kagan’s short ‘do says more “Melissa Etheridge concert” than it does “wash-and-go busy professional.” That’s not good or bad, it just is.
[Source: http://gawker.com/5535425/is-supreme-court-nominee-elena-kagan-really-a-lesbian]

Although the article above is written in a snarky fashion, it does address an important issue. The sexual orientation of the nation’s highest judges does matter. The morality, or immorality, of an individual matters. If an individual despises God’s law, they are unlikely to uphold justice and righteousness in a nation. The writer of the above article posted this in 2010 right after Elena Kagan was appointed. The writer made mention of lesbians being attracted to concerts by Melissa Etheridge. It seems that someone was making a statement by inviting both Melissa Etheridge and Sonia Sotomayor to be active participants in this year’s New Year’s festivities.

That Sonia Sotomayor is a closeted homosexual has long been rumored. In the days prior to Sonia Sotomayor being chosen to replace retiring Supreme court Justice David Souter, there was a strong push among the homosexual community for President Obama to select another sodomite to the nation’s highest court.

“I think the [homosexual] community was hopeful we would see the first openly gay or lesbian Cabinet secretary and that didn’t happen, which was a little disappointing,” said Denis Dison of the Victory Fund. “The same thing is happening now with the Supreme Court vacancy. … It’s not so much we want to check that box at the Supreme Court level, but that achievement would be breaking the glass ceiling in a huge way.”

In March, Obama named an open lesbian, Emily Hewitt, to be the chief judge of the federal Court of Claims, but judges on that special court do not have lifetime tenure. He also nominated another lesbian, Maria Demeo, to serve as a D.C. Superior Court judge.

In all, Obama has made about three dozen appointments of openly gay or lesbian people below the Cabinet level, according to Dison, including Nancy Sutley, head of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, and John Berry, director of the Office of Personnel Management.
[Source: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0509/22106.html]

President Obama has not wasted any opportunity to appoint homosexuals to rule over and guide America. His Supreme Court nominations have reflected this bias toward degeneracy. Sonia Sotomayor, as is the case with many homosexuals in public positions, sought to maintain an image of being straight to avoid being rejected by a large segment of Americans. She was married to a man between 1976 and 1983, but an investigative reporter noted that she never lived with her husband during these years, nor did she have any children.

ContrarianCommentary.com began its investigation with a tip that we should look at her “sham” marriage in 1976. The mainstream media have mentioned her “marriage” but there are great peculiarities about that event.

First, Sotomayor and her husband apparently never lived together despite the fact that Sotomayor was “married” during her entire law school career. They were living in different cities. Second, the “husband” (who is a Chicago lawyer) has never commented on his “wife’s” professional accomplishments.

Third, a decade ago Sotomayor conveniently produced a “fiancé,” Peter White, when she was under review for the Court of Appeals. As soon as she was confirmed, the “fiancé” prop disappeared. White dropped from view. Once again, we see the recurring example of an apparent puzzle: the repeated use of “props” or “shams” to create a misleading appearance during periods of government evaluation. Particularly when these props disappear soon after the critical event, an appearance of concealment or deception is apparent.
[Source: http://contrariancommentary.wordpress.com/2009/06/01/second-circuit-gossip-sotomayor-deeply-closeted-lesbiancougar/]

Sotomayor was also a member of the Belizean Grove, a women-only secret club that, like the all-male Bohemian Grove outside of San Francisco, is reputed to have a homosexual character.

The New York City ball drop is not only a national event, but it is recognized worldwide. It is broadcast on major television networks, as well as being streamed worldwide over the Internet. It is evident that the powers that be intended this year’s event to serve as a platform for global homosexual advocacy. Only the blind could not see what was being foisted upon the people. Perhaps it is significant that the main corporate sponsor for the event was Nivea. The letters in this name can be rearranged to spell the word “naive.”

In the news for the first day of the year 2014 was a controversy on the other side of America. In the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, an event that has always been billed as family oriented, the organizers allowed a float to be entered into the parade to promote homosexual marriage. Two sodomite men exchanged their wedding vows as the float traversed the parade route. They were married as the parade took place in front of tens of thousands locally, and millions more via broadcast. After exchanging vows, the two men kissed on the parade float.

Two Homosexual Men Kiss After Exchanging Vows

On this same day in California a recently passed law takes effect allowing school age youths to declare what sex they want to be identified with. As 2014 begins, boys will be able to use girls’ bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers, and vice versa.

From New York City, to Key West, Florida, to California, America is ringing in the new year with a clear declaration that they will not be ashamed of their moral perversions. Truly the word of God has been lost to this nation. America itself is becoming a moral trash can. You will find the Bible there, discarded, unwanted, being cast off by men and women who are mockers of God and all that is righteous.

America has become a modern day Sodom and Gomorrah. I can understand well the vexation experienced by that righteous man Lot whose soul was daily tormented by the sensual conduct of unprincipled men (II Peter 2:7-8). May Yahweh grant His people grace to endure, and to save those that can yet be delivered from the growing darkness of this world.

Come quickly, Lord Yahshua!

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  1. Kevin

    Yes, Indeed Come Quickly and Soon
    Lord Jesus but in the meantime of wait let us be about the Father's business and encourage one another
    to stay in faith, hope and love and daily casting our cares on Jesus for He cares for us.
    Bless You Joseph!
    We're are one day closer.

  2. Unknown

    Here's a news link on the Californian Transgender Law to take effect in 2014. It was quite hard to find on the day I searched it so here it is.
    This law is the "first of its kind in the United States" as said by the news reporter.

    Sexual immorality has a fluid nature with many offenders never staying in one state but moving around from sexuality to sexuality (eg: homosexuals switching into bisexuals) in their worldview for sexual freedom which often comes with experimentation/exploration.
    It never really was about "being born like that". That's just a lie to deceive the vulnerable those who are naive or knowledgeable on this.

    Camille Paglia, who is a practicing lesbian, nevertheless rejects the deception and outright lies that the media, medical, and scientific communities have used to advance the spread of homosexuality (the "born like that" lie). Read here for more on this fact:

    The ones (sexually immoral) who really understand what they are doing acknowledge this openly and rarely confine themselves to a sexual "sin" as their unrestrained souls always want more.
    The true cause for the rise of decadent sexualities is really a desire to be free from God and be the god of their own lives.
    Romans 1:18-28

  3. t8webb

    After reading this post, I was led to read Psalm 5 and thought I would share it with all.

    1 Give ear to my words, O Yahweh, consider my meditation.
    2 Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my Elohim: for unto thee will I pray.
    3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Yahweh; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
    4 For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.
    5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
    6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: Yahweh will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.
    7 But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.
    8 Lead me, O Yahweh, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.
    9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.
    10 Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.
    11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
    12 For thou, Yahweh, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.

    And the latter part of Jude…

    17 But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Yahshua Messiah; 18 how that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. 19 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit. 20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, 21 keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Yahshua Messiah unto eternal life. 22 And of some have compassion, making a difference: 23 and others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.

    Let us all join in saying come King Yahshua, come quickly! Hold fast to the faith that binds us all to Him. We serve not a president (or mayors), but our King. We serve not a nation, but His Kingdom.


  4. klscribe

    Dear Brother Joseph,
    Just a quick note to add to your post… Melissa Ethridge didn't just choose to sing 'Imagine' at the Times Square New Year's celebration this year… I did the same as you about two years ago, streamed it on my computer about five minutes before the ball dropped, and "imagine" my surprise (sorry, bad joke) when, either before or after some black male performer (if memory serves me correctly) sang it, they announced that it was sung traditionally at New Years in Times Square. I checked YouTube and the earliest I located was 2008. I don't know for sure how or when it started, but it seems to have caught on. Needless to say, it was the last year I made it a point to watch the ball drop.

  5. Unknown

    thanks for keeping us informed Joseph. its truly only by the grace of God and of the mercy shown to mankind at the cross that keeps God's judgment from severely falling on our nation up til this moment in time.

    this scripture comes to mind:

    Psalm 12:7-8 Do thou, O LORD, protect us, guard us ever from this generation. On every side the wicked prowl, as vileness is exalted among the sons of men.

    Arnie Fishman

  6. Unknown

    A piece of local news from down here. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/10/lightning-strike-in-argentina-kills-three
    I heard testimonies from the explosion and what called my attention was a lady saying, "A bunch of people were standing together. One was thrown several meters by the explosion, and was seriously hurt or dead and another person standing right next to him or her had no injuries at all." This so reminded me of Jesus saying "Two people will be together. One will be left, the other will be taken." And just as sudden as this lighting bolt, so will be judgment falling upon us. We've been warned. We may choose to stay entertained, just like these poor people chose to stay at the beach when the rain began. The consequences may be irreversible.


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