Are You Ready?

by | Jul 11, 2009

Joseph Herrin (07-11-09)

Not long ago David Wilkerson shared a message warning the body of Christ of great calamity which is about to befall the nation. He said that what would be observed would be so shocking that even the righteous would tremble. Many other prophetic voices have spoken similar warnings. Indeed, the Spirit of Christ has been declaring these things for some time through prophecies, dreams, visions and signs.

I have shared many of these signs as the Spirit of Christ has brought them to my attention and given me understanding of them. I will repeat briefly a few very poignant signs that foretell of a time of sudden calamity coming to America (all the world will also experience a great shaking).

During the past two years Miss USA has fallen suddenly, and unexpectedly, while on the world stage at the Miss Universe Pageant. In 2007 Rachel Smith fell during the evening gown portion of the competition, and during 2008 it was Crystal Stewart who did the same. I have shared that the Spirit is signifying through this repetition of the sign the same thing that was indicated when Pharaoh dreamed two dreams of very similar content.

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.

People of God, the fall of America is not a distant event. It lies at the very door. It will happen suddenly, and it will be devastating in its consequences for all who dwell there. It is not for no reason that Yahweh has been instructing so many of His people to prepare to flee NOW. Yahweh did not instruct me to repair and outfit my camper/van for living for some distant event, or lead my daughter to purchase a pop-up tent trailer now because it will be needed ten years from now. He did not direct me to purchase a bus to be used as an RV for a sister in Christ and her elderly mother as provision for a far distant event.

I could name a great many others who have been instructed recently to make similar preparations, attended with numerous confirmations. Randy Simmons, Andrew Eberly, and Joe Boes are some of those I have often named in this blog who have each individually been led to make some provision at this present season. Each one received some unusual provision to be able to do these things, and each was individually led by the Spirit to ready an ark for themselves and others. Many more whose names are unknown to the readers of this blog have written and told me of the Father relocating them, or directing them to make some preparation. Some with no ability to prepare are also hearing the Father tell them to simply wait and trust Him. I suspect strongly that such ones will find that He has gone before them, preparing all they will need for days ahead.

When God instructed Noah to build the ark, it did not sit for years after construction awaiting the time of its use. The time of judgment came quickly, and so too will it come quickly in this nation. As I observe so many people completing their preparations in this season, and as I see what the Father has done in my own life in leading me to get things ready, I know that the time to use that which has been readied is not far off.

Last year in the fall, as Hurricane Ike was causing massive destruction in the Houston, Texas area, a terrible train crash occurred in California.

Metrolink 111 had departed Union Station in Los Angeles when it crashed full speed into an Union Pacific freight train. The driver had been texting on his phone and had failed to observe all warning messages. He had not even applied the brakes, and coming around a sweeping curve he drove full speed into the freight train. Twenty-four people were killed and one hundred and thirty injured, many critically. The Spirit is testifying that America as a Union is about to disintegrate in a devastating calamity, and multitudes will suffer great tragedy in the event.

The train the crashed was Metrolink 111. The 111th Congress is presently in session, and the 111th Supreme Court justice is now being sought, and all indications are that Sonia Sotomayor will become the 111th Justice to sit upon the nation’s highest court. These facts too, indicate that the hour is very late and the things which will befall the nation are very near at hand.

The heavens also have been pregnant with messages of events of unprecedented proportions being near at hand. On March 21, 2008 a sign of staggering dimensions occurred in the heavens. The scientists who reported on it were at a loss to communicate how extraordinary this sign was.

“It was a whopper,” says Swift principal investigator Neil Gehrels of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. “This blows away every gamma ray burst we’ve seen so far…”

[The Gamma Ray Burst’s] afterglow was 2.5 million times more luminous than the most luminous supernova ever recorded, making it the most intrinsically bright object ever observed by humans in the universe.

This event occurred in the constellation Bootes, which is pictured below.

Yahweh is signifying that Christ (Bootes means The Coming One) is coming to the earth as a cutter of grass, “for all flesh is as grass.” He is coming to His sheep, signified by the shepherd’s staff in His hand. Judgment must begin at the house of God, and it will be with difficulty that the righteous is saved (I Peter 4:18).

This celestial event was observed by NASA’s SWIFT satellite. Is this not an indication that these things are coming swiftly? People of God, so many signs and testimonies point to the fact that those things coming to the nations will no longer delay. They are not years off in the distance. They are even now at the door. All the people of God should be striving to be as ready as they possibly can, pressing into the Father to know what He is speaking.

Tragically, as I spoke of in the previous post, a great majority of the people of God are distracted by the entertainments, voices, comforts and pleasures of Vanity Fair. Was this not the case in Noah’s day? He was building an ark, a fact that others could not fail to note. Noah was also preaching a message of righteousness and repentance (II Peter 2:5), but the people did not listen or act. When the judgment fell, only Noah and his family had entered the ark of safety. Everyone else was swept away.

Matthew 24:37
“For the coming (Bootes) of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah.”

Seeing that the Spirit is testifying through so many signs and testimonies that these things are coming swiftly, how should you be living your life? Should it be life as usual, the life of Vanity Fair? Does not a continuance of ease and pleasure indicate serious unbelief even as was observed in the lives of those who heard Noah’s voice and saw his preparations? Can you observe the myriad of warnings the Spirit is speaking forth and remain unconcerned, inactive, and living in careless ease? Will not the result of such dullness of sense be great loss?

Matthew 24:39
“and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so shall the coming of the Son of Man be.”

Will it not be too late to make preparation after the judgment falls? Perhaps you do not know of any specific thing the Father would have you to do to make yourself ready, spiritually or physically. Are you seeking to know the mind of the Father, to discern His will for you, with the urgency of one who sees calamity of staggering proportions approaching? If you are not, then may I suggest that you simply do not believe those things the Spirit is testifying. For if you believed and did not press in with great zeal to know the will of the Father, what could be concluded other than that you are spiritually dead?

I do not speak these things to condemn or berate any man or woman. I share them that you might be spared great injury and loss. It is understandable that the spiritually dead in the world around us should continue to ply their trade in this world until the very hour that calamity strikes. As it was in the days of Noah and the days of Lot, sinful men and women will continue in their ways not heeding any words or signs of warning. Lot spoke to the men engaged to his daughters, but it appeared to them that Lot was joking with them. They did not listen, and they perished.

Genesis 19:14
And Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who were to marry his daughters, and said, “Up, get out of this place, for Yahweh will destroy the city.” But he appeared to his sons-in-law to be jesting.

Should the people of God be as Lot’s sons-in-law, will not they also suffer great loss, loss that could be avoided? When I observe th world around me going on as it ever has, heedless of what is coming, I too am aware of the influence it wields. The actions of all around suggest that there is no need to act, no reason to seek God more than at any other time. I am tempted to relax, to let down my guard, to ease up in my preparations. The world we are in ever urges us to embrace a careless ease and to walk without concern. Evil increases and judgment awaits, but the voice of the world lulls all to sleep.

I find it necessary to remind myself of those things the Spirit has spoken to me. I cannot doubt that He has given me direction and the means to make the preparations that I have been engaged in. I am mindful that the Father sent me out across this entire nation in recent weeks to tell His people “through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.” I remind myself of all the signs of judgment, of America falling, of great calamity being at hand, and I choose to believe – AND TO ACT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS BELIEF.

Do your life and actions testify that you believe? Or do they testify to a lack of belief? Do not be deceived! What you do, and do not do, will bear consequences. Seek the Lord now! Do not delay to know what He would have you do, both spiritually and physically. Be watchful. Be alert. Do not fall asleep at an hour when you should be awake.

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1 Comment

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    There is another 111 sign, lookup St. Malachy's prophecy about the 111 popes. St. Benedict, the present pope is the last one according to this prophecy. I'm not sure if he is the antichrist, but it's my best guess. (Some say there is 112 popes in the prophecy, but only 111 are numbered, leaving the 112th stanza to be for him also, or just a concluding statement.)


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