Alas, Babylon!

by | Feb 5, 2009

Joseph Herrin (02-05-09)

In recent days many of the people of God have sent me prophetic words and the description of dreams and visions they have had. I want to share with you a prophetic word that Andrew Eberly sent to me. What he wrote bore a striking similarity to that which was written and shared in the last post about the three news events that occurred in close proximity to one another. Andrew received this prophetic word BEFORE the post had been written, so that when I read it an immediate impression was made upon my mind concerning the things to come to America.

Following is what Andrew sent to me:

Dear saints,

I was praying yesterday in the spirit and the word ‘yellowstone’ came out of my mouth. I immediately thought of Yellowstone National Park. I thought that this was unusual and asked the Lord if He wanted to speak a word to me. I then proceeded to hear the following word, but I’m not sure how it relates to Yellowstone or if it does at all. Regardless, this is what the Lord spoke:

“I have decreed justice for my people Israel. I will divide this land in America as America has sought to divide my land. Woe, woe to the inhabitants of America for they have sown the wind and are about to reap the whirlwind. Fire and brimstone will be their lot and portion in this hour, because they have sinned against me and their hands are stained with bloodguilt.

I build up and I tear down, and I will give their kingdom into the hand of another, because they have failed to acknowledge me. Wait and see what I shall do in the hour when America is divided. They have severed themselves from me as their provider and source of every good and perfect gift, and so shall I sever them from being a nation any longer.

Prepare my people to run with the horses, because the hour of Jacob’s trouble is coming to the land and only those who can run with me shall escape all these things. It is not time for my people to shrink back, but to arise into their callings and destinies and to call those things that are not as if they are. I say again, ‘Arise my people and let the glory of the Lord shine upon you, in you, and through you. Arise and take your inheritance, which is Christ.'”

As I was pondering this word today, I decided to look up Yellowstone and unbeknownst to me, I found out that there is a lot of earthquake activity in this region of the country, because there is a large system of volcanoes under the surface. The Lord spoke of division in the word that He gave me and also fire and brimstone (ie. magma). May be this will be one way that He chooses to divide this country?

On two separate occasions today, the Lord also brought me to Malachi 3:16. The first time was early this morning during a men’s Bible study that I attend and the second time was in answer to my petition of what I need to be doing in this hour to prepare for what’s coming. When I looked up this verse, I was shocked to see the parallel that it has to the word that He gave me yesterday. Read the passage from Malachi 3:16-4:3 and you will see the parallels.

Malachi 3:16-4:3
Then those who feared Yahweh spoke to one another, and Yahweh gave attention and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear Yahweh and who esteem His name. “And they will be Mine,” says Yahweh of hosts, “on the day that I prepare My own possession, and I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him.” So you will again distinguish between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him. For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and every evildoer will be chaff; and the day that is coming will set them ablaze,” says Yahweh of hosts, “so that it will leave them neither root nor branch. But for you who fear My name the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings; and you will go forth and skip about like calves from the stall. And you will tread down the wicked, for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day which I am preparing,” says Yahweh of hosts.

Basically, this passage speaks of the coming day of the Lord (which will burn as an oven) and how he will tread down His enemies, but spare a body of overcomers (jewels) that fear His name.

May He count us worthy to escape all these things (not in the fly away rapture non-sense), but in the sense that we find shelter and healing in the shadow of His wings that we may grow up into Him who is the head and attain to the first ressurection!

Your brother in Christ Yahshua,

I shared the following with Andrew after having received his e-mail.

Dear Andrew,

I thought I would pass this along for your information. The following is taken from the Wikipedia article on Sulphur.

Sulfur or sulphur (pronounced /ˈsʌlfɚ/, see spelling below) is the chemical element that has the atomic number 16. It is denoted with the symbol S. It is an abundant multivalent non-metal. Sulfur, in its native form, is a yellow crystalline solid… In nonscientific context it can also be referred to as BRIMSTONE.

Sulfur (Sanskrit, sulvari; Latin sulfur or sulpur) was known in ancient times, and is referred to in the Biblical Pentateuch (Genesis).

English translations of the Bible commonly referred to sulfur as “brimstone,” giving rise to the name of ‘fire and brimstone’ sermons, in which listeners are reminded of the fate of eternal damnation that await the unbelieving and unrepentant. It is from this part of the Bible that Hell is implied to “smell of sulfur”, although sulfur, in itself, is in fact odorless.

Following is a picture of sulphur.

As you can see, it is a Yellow-Stone.

Regarding Yellowstone National Park, I have been following the news for a couple months as it has been reported that there is increased earthquake activity present. Following is some information on the park.

Yellowstone National Park spans an area of 3,468 square miles (8,983 km²), comprising lakes, canyons, rivers and mountain ranges. Yellowstone Lake is one of the largest high-altitude lakes in North America and is centered over the Yellowstone Caldera, the largest supervolcano on the continent. The caldera is considered an active volcano; it has erupted with tremendous force several times in the last two million years. Half of the world’s geothermal features are in Yellowstone, fueled by this ongoing volcanism. Lava flows and rocks from volcanic eruptions cover most of the land area of Yellowstone. The park is the centerpiece of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the largest remaining, nearly-intact ecosystem in the Earth’s northern temperate zone.
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If the volcano were to erupt as it has reportedly done in the past, it would effectively split the nation in half. Following is an illustration of the ash fall from the previous three eruptions in the area.

I believe the reference to running with the horses in your prophetic word refers to the four horsemen of the Apocalypse.
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People of God, the Lord has not spoken anything to me concerning earthquakes, or volcanoes, or specific natural disasters coming to America or any other nation. The Scriptures, however, do testify that such events will be common in the last days before the return of Christ as the earth goes through “birth pangs.” I would not be surprised to see such events occur.

I was in Portland, Oregon in 1980 when Mount Saint Helens erupted, and I had gone with a friend that day on a hike up to a look-out point on the Columbia River. From the look-out point four or five mountains could be viewed that were snow-capped year round. The closest mountain was Saint Helens, which was just across the river and about 30 miles away. No one knew the volcano would erupt that day, but we had a ring side seat to observe the event. It was an astonishing site to behold.

In recent years this nation has been struck with unprecedented natural disasters. Last year the Midwest experienced devastating flooding of historic proportions.

Around the same time, California was experiencing an unprecedented outbreak of fires which were occurring at a time when the state had less rainfall than at any other time in her recorded history.

During this same period of time America has been experiencing historic economic collapse. Millions of Americans have lost their homes. Many millions more have lost jobs, and savings have been wiped out as the stock market has declined by half from its peak less than 2 years ago. Investment banks have collapsed, threatening economic calamity. The huge mortgage underwriters Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac had to be bailed out by the government to stave off a collapse of the entire industry. The list of economic woes goes on and on.

We have seen in this country unprecedented terrorist events, and record breaking hurricane seasons. We have seen New Orleans devastated by hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and the largest evacuation in U.S. history last year as Hurricane Gustav approached the city.

There have been signs in the heavens portending judgment and calamity, and signs upon the earth. Nearly all of the states are now facing budget shortfalls, and California has the worst credit rating of any state, rendering her incapable of borrowing money. California’s government cannot pay her bills NOW, and some are using words such as “financial Armageddon” to describe the days ahead.

What has happened to the once proud and prosperous nation? She is under the judgment of God due to her sins and unrepentant attitude. Is it so difficult to imagine even greater calamities striking in the coming days?

The parable of the US Airways crash on the Hudson River gives forth the message that economic collapse is at the door. Thirty top banking executives from Bank of America and Wells Fargo were aboard the plane. It had just started to ascend when a flock of birds unseen by the radar of air traffic control collided suddenly with the plane. In the same way, America’s fall will come swiftly.

There has been such a plethora of judgments, dreams and prophecies, that one must give great credence to these present warnings of even more dire things to come. America is going to fall, and she will fall suddenly.

Miss USA falls two years in a row at the Miss Universe Pageant

I recently posted a blog on similarities between Barack Obama and Abraham Lincoln. Was not the nation divided during the presidency of Lincoln? And Barack Obama took his oath of office with his hand upon the same Bible that Lincoln used.

When a man of God who walks in integrity shares that the Spirit spoke to him that this nation will be divided, and will be a nation no more, I am very inclined to weigh these words heavily.

I will share the following about Yellowstone National Park. It is the oldest national park in America. Both its volcanic and seismic activity and its name bear reference to Yahweh’s fiery judgment. God rained brimstone down from heaven to destroy Sodom, and the current president chose a sodomite Episcopal clergyman to deliver a prayer during his inauguration ceremony.

In a period of 11 days, just prior to Barack Obama’s inauguration, 813 earthquakes were recorded in the Yellowstone basin.

E.W. Bullinger has the following to say about the number 11.

If ten is the number which marks the perfection of Divine order, then eleven is an addition to it, subversive of and undoing that order. If twelve is the number which marks the perfection of Divine government, then eleven falls short of it. So that whether we regard it as being 10 + 1, or 12 – 1, it is the number which marks, disorder, disorganization, imperfection, and disintegration.

A disintegration of government is one of the significant meanings of this number. Lincoln’s term saw a constitutional crisis strike the nation as the nation was divided into two. Will history repeat itself under Obama?

In the post yesterday we observed that a line was drawn across America by the three parallel events that occurred in a 3 day span. The writing is upon the Wall (Wall Street). America has been weighed in the balance and found lacking. Her land will be divided even as Babylon was divided and given to another, even the Medes and the Persians.

Daniel 5:25-28
“Now this is the inscription that was written out: ‘MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN.’ This is the interpretation of the message: ‘MENE’– God has numbered your kingdom and put an end to it. ‘TEKEL’– you have been weighed on the scales and found deficient. ‘PERES’– your kingdom has been divided and given over to the Medes and Persians.”

Is not America Babylon today. She even occupies the land of ancient Babylon. Just last month a news report came out stating that America has allotted a sum of money to restore the ancient city of Babylon in Iraq.

American troops walking through the ruins of Babylon

God has judged Babylon before, and He is doing so once more. Both political and religious Babylon are being judged. Just yesterday in Barack Obama’s hometown of Chicago the Holy Name Cathedral caught fire and sustained heavy damage. This church is the seat of the Catholic Bishop, and it was reported that it will now be closed for months.

The Lord has declared that the horsemen are coming. Are you prepared to run with the horses?

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

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1 Comment

  1. Anonymous

    Early am Fri.(2/6) I had a dream, I was in a house as I was walking about the house I heard an alarm clock starrt buzzing or ringing. I followed the sound into a room, there leaning on edge against the wall was a mattress with sheets and linens piled up between, and I found the alarm clock in the midst of the rumpled linens, turned it off,detected a foul odor, and noticed a dirty diaper in a plastic bag sitting on top of the mattress.
    When I awoke I prayed and asked the Lord for the interpretation and waited quietly, and I received this impression of the dream,..
    “Time has run out for those who have rested upon their own righteousness in hope of salvation or deliverance”


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