Joseph Herrin (05-04-2015)
A number of people have written to notify me of the results of the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby. This premier American thoroughbred horse race was held on May 2nd, 2015. Twenty-one horses competed in what was considered one of the strongest groups of contenders in decades. The winning horse bore the name of American Pharaoh.
That this race and its winner should evoke thoughts of America’s 44th President is not unusual, for Barack Obama has been linked in the past to horse racing, the Kentucky Derby, and the Pharoah’s of Egypt. Back in 2008, the year in which Barack Obama was elected to his first term as President of the United States, a symbolic event occurred on May 3rd when both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton attended the Kentucky Derby. Following is an excerpt from an article I posted at the time.
Pertaining to the election, I want to speak of another sign that arrested my attention some months ago. Back in early May the news was focused upon the Democratic Party’s race between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. During the height of the political race an amazing occurrence took place. On May 3rd the Kentucky Derby was held, and there was no better venue for two politicians to be seen than at the race. Before the race Hillary and Barack both were seen near the horses they had chosen to root for. Hillary quite naturally picked the only filly running, which was a horse named Eight Belles. Barack Obama, perhaps because he is a man of color, picked Big Brown.
Interestingly enough Big Brown won the race and Eight Belles came in second, and this is the order in which the Democratic race also ended. A tragedy occurred when Eight Belles collapsed right after she had passed the finish line and began the cool down lap. It was discovered that she had shattered both of her front ankles and she had to be euthanized on the track. Interestingly, Eight Belles was the 40th filly to run in the Kentucky Derby, and 40 denotes judgment as is seen in the flood of Noah’s day when it rained 40 days and nights.
This seems to be a fitting parallel to Hillary Clinton’s run for the presidency. Many thought because of her strong support that she would at least be offered the vice president’s position, but it was offered to Joe Biden instead. Hillary was taken out of the presidential race completely.
Eight Belles Down on the Track at the Kentucky Derby, 2008
Obama was rooting for Big Brown, and this horse won the Kentucky Derby even as Obama later won the Democratic nomination. Big Brown went on to race in the Preakness on May 17th, coming in first by a good margin.
Big Brown was then set to compete in the Belmont Stakes on June 7th to attempt to become a Triple Crown winner. He entered as the overwhelming favorite, and Obama has been the overwhelming favorite to enter the White House. Amazingly, and I do not say this lightly, Big Brown came in dead last at the Belmont Stakes. He was the first triple crown contender to ever come in dead last at the Belmont Stakes.
Big Brown’s win in both of the first two races of what is referred to as the “triple crown” may correlate to his victories running for President and being elected to two terms. That Big Brown came in “dead last” at the third event of the triple crown surely bears significance as well, a significance that we are yet to see materialize.
In March of 2009, Obama made a trip to the Middle East which included a stopover in Egypt. The President was given a tour of numerous historical sites, including the pyramids and the Sphinx.
Obama Touring Egypt
From the time of Obama’s visit to Egypt, a wide number of sources have commented on the American President’s similar appearance to the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten. Numerous photo mash-ups are available online comparing the two.
Pharaoh Akhenaten/President Obama
American Pharaoh By the Numbers
American Pharaoh ran in the 18th position and bore the number 18 during the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby. The number 18 is (6+6+6). The horse is owned by Ahmed Zayat, a businessman from Cairo, Egypt. Zayat Stables bears the following Jersey design.
Zayat Stables, LLC
There are 13 circles on the Jersey. The letter Z is also found on the Jersey, this being the 26th and last letter of the English alphabet. 26 is (2 x 13). The number 13 Biblically signifies rebellion, disintegration, apostasy, and defection.
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.
[E.W. Bullinger, Number in Scripture]
That these “kindred ideas” relate to Barack Obama is further revealed in the President’s Secret Service codename of “Renegade,” and in the fact that he is transported in an armored car that is referred to as “the Beast.”
Renegade: a person who deserts and betrays an organization, country, or set of principles.
One must ask what the rationale was in choosing a codename for the President that identifies him as “a person who deserts and betrays (his) country,” or a “principle” (such as democracy). The selection of this codename was deliberate. During Obama’s Presidency the world has witnessed America’s descent from a land of liberty and free enterprise to one of eroding personal rights and growing government surveillance and oppression. It is leading to martial law and perpetual serfdom. This process will accelerate until there is no liberty left in America.
In the Bible, two of the most prominent mentions of a Pharaoh both have associations with the enslavement of a once free people. In the book of Genesis we read of Joseph being sold into Egypt as a slave. At the age of 30 Joseph was brought before the Pharaoh and given authority, wealth, and much glory. Yet, the task Joseph was charged with carrying out would ultimately lead to the enslavement of the citizens of the Egyptian dynastic empire. During the seven years of famine which Joseph prepared for after being divinely informed of its approach, the people of Egypt first gave all their money to Pharaoh in exchange for food. Then they gave up all their livestock. Finally, they gave all their land to Pharaoh. Pharaoh allowed the people to continue to live on the land and farm it, but they were from that time forward required to give one fifth of their crops to Pharaoh.
There was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very severe, so that the land of Egypt and the land of Canaan fainted by reason of the famine. Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, for the grain which they bought: and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh’s house. When the money was all spent in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came to Joseph, and said, “Give us bread, for why should we die in your presence? For our money fails.” Joseph said, “Give me your livestock; and I will give you food for your livestock, if your money is gone.” They brought their livestock to Joseph, and Joseph gave them bread in exchange for the horses, and for the flocks, and for the herds, and for the donkeys: and he fed them with bread in exchange for all their livestock for that year. When that year was ended, they came to him the second year, and said to him, “We will not hide from my lord how our money is all spent, and the herds of livestock are my lord’s. There is nothing left in the sight of my lord, but our bodies, and our lands. Why should we die before your eyes, both we and our land? Buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants to Pharaoh. Give us seed, that we may live, and not die, and that the land won’t be desolate.” So Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh, for the Egyptians sold every man his field, because the famine was severe on them, and the land became Pharaoh’s. As for the people, he moved them to the cities from one end of the border of Egypt even to the other end of it. Only he didn’t buy the land of the priests, for the priests had a portion from Pharaoh, and ate their portion which Pharaoh gave them. That is why they didn’t sell their land. Then Joseph said to the people, “Behold, I have bought you and your land today for Pharaoh. Behold, here is seed for you, and you shall sow the land. It will happen at the harvests, that you shall give a fifth to Pharaoh, and four parts will be your own, for seed of the field, for your food, for them of your households, and for food for your little ones.” They said, “You have saved our lives! Let us find favor in the sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh’s servants.” Joseph made it a statute concerning the land of Egypt to this day, that Pharaoh should have the fifth.
There is great significance in this account as it relates to the experience of Americans today. The number of Americans relying on government assistance to purchase food has ballooned during the period of Barack Obama’s Presidency. Following is a chart of the number of Americans receiving food assistance by year, beginning with 1975.
In 1969, the average participation in SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) stood at 2,878,000. In 2014, average participation grew to 46,536,000 showing an increase of 1516.96 percent.
It is estimated that nearly 20%, or 1 in 5 households in America, are receiving government food assistance. As history has shown, and as it is poignantly revealed in the account in the book of Genesis, a people who look to the government for their food will ultimately become subservient to the state. Joseph spoke as Pharaoh’s representative when he said “Behold, I have bought you and your land today for Pharaoh.”
Throughout the Bible, the Pharaoh’s of Egypt are depicted as slave masters. In the first chapter of the book of Exodus we read of the Pharaoh of Egypt conspiring with his counselors to enslave all of the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Thus all Israel was brought into bondage that lasted for 400 years.
Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who didn’t know Joseph. He said to his people, “Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we. Come, let us deal wisely with them, lest they multiply, and it happen that when any war breaks out, they also join themselves to our enemies, and fight against us, and escape out of the land.” Therefore they set taskmasters over them to afflict them with their burdens. They built storage cities for Pharaoh: Pithom and Raamses. But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and the more they spread out. They were grieved because of the children of Israel. The Egyptians ruthlessly made the children of Israel serve, and they made their lives bitter with hard service, in mortar and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field, all their service, in which they ruthlessly made them serve.
What is the message of the triumph of the horse named American Pharaoh, a horse which wore the number 18 (6+6+6) in the Kentucky Derby? Is it not that America is falling under subjection to a dictator like unto the Pharaoh of Egypt? America has already fallen away from her original governmental principles as a Constitutional Republic. She has fallen under the rule of a ruling oligarchy who enforce their will upon the populace, turning a once free people into perpetual slaves of the state. At this moment there is still an appearance of freedom of movement, of personal direction, but it is nothing more than an illusion. At any time it desires, the government can enforce draconian measures, restrict travel, declare martial law, and turn the entire population into virtual serfs who must become slaves of the state in order to receive their necessary food.
For some time now the government has been making plans to be able to wrest control of all aspects of society including transportation, communication, food distribution, and energy. In a post two years ago I shared the following:
Some of the most threatening, indeed startling, changes of law have been passed by the Congress and President of the United States in recent years without the media giving any attention at all to what is being done. There is absolute silence. For example, I recently posted the words of Congresswoman Kay Granger from the state of Texas. She was seeking to alert the populace to alarming things being done in government. Following is an excerpt from her post.
With all that is going in Washington these days some things don’t make the news the way they should. Fourteen days ago President Obama issued an Executive Order that you should know about. This order gives an unprecedented level of authority to the President and the federal government to take over all the fundamental parts of our economy – in the name of national security – in times of national emergency.
This means all of our water resources, construction services and materials (steel, concrete, etc.), our civil transportation system, food and health resources, our energy supplies including oil and natural gas – even farm equipment – can be taken over by the President and his cabinet secretaries. The Government can also draft U.S. citizens into the military and force U.S. citizens to fulfill “labor requirements” for the purposes of “national defense.” There is not even any Congressional oversight, only briefings are required.
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The part about the Government being able to coerce U.S. citizens to fulfill “labor requirements” is strikingly reminiscent of the actions of the Pharaoh who pressed the Israelites into forced labor, making slaves of an entire people. There have been numerous statements, and even Congressional bills proposed, to make public service mandatory to all U.S. citizens between the ages of 18-25. Although these bills have not gained any traction thus far, they will eventually. This will be only the beginning, for the goal is to make all Americans, indeed all people of the world, indentured servants who will serve a small ruling class of oligarchs. Movies such as The Hunger Games (pay close attention to the wording of the title) are forms of predictive programming which are conditioning the populace to accept the new dystopian society that has been planned for generations. Hunger will be used as an instrument to subdue the people. As in the days of Joseph, men, women, and children will sell their lives in order to receive food to eat.
Interestingly, on Jimmy Fallon’s late night show two days before the running of the Kentucky Derby, they broadcast an element of the show where they predicted which horse would win the race. Instead of horses, they raced puppies. Strikingly, the puppy representing American Pharaoh won the contest, accurately predicting which horse would also win the race.
This puppy skit makes the matter seem very cute, innocent, and non-threatening, but what is coming to America and the nations will be ugly, harmful, and an act of great oppression.
The wickedness and cruel oppression of the Pharaoh was so great that he even commanded the infanticide of all male babies. Similar acts of the most brutal oppression will be observed in coming days. The evil of what is coming will surpass all the suffering that this sin-cursed world has known up until this time.
“For those days will be a time of tribulation such as has not occurred since the beginning of the creation which God created, until now, and never shall. And unless the Lord had shortened those days, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect whom He chose, He shortened the days.”
The triumph of American Pharaoh foretells the defeat and subjugation of the people of America. Who will you look to for your sustenance? Will you do as Christ taught His disciples and beseech the God of heaven to provide you with your daily bread? Or will you turn to the arm of the flesh and be made a slave of the state? The time is far past to begin experiencing a life of practical faith and trust in Yahweh. If you cannot walk by faith in a time of peace, how will you do so in a time of great turmoil.
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