Do You Know What Time it Is?

by | Oct 8, 2009

Joseph Herrin (10-08-09)

Some weeks back I wrote a post in which I shared that my daughter has been caring for a horse named Midnight. I related this to a message I had read in a prophetic book during the same period of time that said we are now at the midnight hour. I would like to add a further witness to this that has been repeated twice recently. I sense that the Spirit is seeking to tell His people to be alert and ready, for there are things soon to occur that will be very calamitous and will cause many men’s hearts to fail.

About two weeks ago, when I was camping in Perry, Georgia, my friend Randy Simmons called me at 10:30 P.M. to tell me that the Lord had just spoken to him. Randy never calls me this late as he does not know what time I might have gone to bed, so I knew he had something of importance to share.

Randy had been experiencing some frustration as it seemed that no one he had been speaking to concerning the lateness of the hour and the impending judgment of America was taking him seriously. People were continuing on with their plans as if nothing evil had been forecast and life would continue on without interruption for many more years.

Randy went into his room and began voicing his thoughts to the Lord, and was led to get his Bible. When he opened it up it fell open to Ezekiel chapter 12, and he began reading there. I will quote the passage from which he was reading, highlighting those statements that stood out to Randy.

Ezekiel 12:17-28
Moreover, the word of Yahweh came to me saying, “Son of man, eat your bread with trembling, and drink your water with quivering and anxiety. Then say to the people of the land, ‘Thus says Yahweh God concerning the inhabitants of Jerusalem in the land of Israel,’ They will eat their bread with anxiety and drink their water with horror, because their land will be stripped of its fulness on account of the violence of all who live in it. And the inhabited cities will be laid waste, and the land will be a desolation. So you will know that I am Yahweh.”

Then the word of Yahweh came to me saying, “Son of man, what is this proverb you people have concerning the land of Israel, saying, ‘The days are long and every vision fails’? Therefore say to them, ‘Thus says Yahweh God,’ I will make this proverb cease so that they will no longer use it as a proverb in Israel. But tell them, ‘The days draw near as well as the fulfillment of every vision.’ For there will no longer be any false vision or flattering divination within the house of Israel. For I Yahweh shall speak, and whatever word I speak will be performed. It will no longer be delayed, for in your days, O rebellious house, I shall speak the word and perform it,” declares Yawheh God.

Furthermore, the word of Yahweh came to me saying, “Son of man, behold, the house of Israel is saying, ‘The vision that he sees is for many years from now, and he prophesies of times far off.’ Therefore say to them, ‘Thus saysYahweh God, None of My words will be delayed any longer. Whatever word I speak will be performed,’” declares Yahweh God.

When Randy called me that night, he testified that he knew the Spirit of Christ had spoken to him through this passage, and that he believed we would see the things prophesied come to pass soon.

Two weeks later Randy and I were both on Jekyll Island. We had set-up camp, as I mentioned in the previous post titled Tent-Dwellers. It was October 2nd, and the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) was set to begin that night at sunset. Randy had once again experienced some frustration over the delays of God and had been questioning again how soon the prophesied events might occur.

Earlier in the day I had downloaded a broadcast from TruNews. Rick Wiles was interviewing Nathan Leal, Augusto Perez and Vaughn Clark. If you have not heard it, you can find it here:

I had not listened to it, and asked Randy if he would like to hear it. We sat outside in our campsite and listened to the broadcast. About halfway through the broadcast Augusto Perez shared of a prophetic experience he had three years ago. He said he was at home and was about to retire for the night. He walked into a room where the news was being broadcast on the television. As he entered the broadcaster said, “Do you know what time it is?” Augusto said he was about to turn the television off, but heard the broadcaster say, “It is 12:20 A.M..”

As soon as he turned the television off he looked at his watch and it was 12:20. At that moment the Spirit repeated the question to him. The Spirit of Christ said, “Do you know what time it is? It is 12:20.” The Scripture from Ezekiel 12:20-28 then came into Augusto Perez’s mind.

Upon first mentioning this event, Augusto Perez said he didn’t have time to read the passage, but a few minutes later he came back on and read Ezekiel 12:20-28. A few minutes after this Vaughn Clark came on the broadcast and asked Augusto for the Scripture reference again. In this way it was mentioned three times.

As Randy and I sat listening to the broadcast, the event from two weeks earlier came to mind. Randy mentioned it before Augusto Perez even spoke of the Scripture. When the precise passage was mentioned that God had led Randy to, he became excited about it, and reaffirmed that he knew that the Lord had spoken this passage to him.

12:20 is part of the midnight hour. The Spirit is testifying that the things that have been prophesied for the nations are at hand. The judgments will no longer delay. It is a time to be alert and to get one’s house in order.

This morning I received an e-mail from Kathy Furman. She related to me a dream that her husband Randy had last night.

Randy woke this morning with the verse from Isaiah 3:4 “And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.”

The word translated babes only occurs twice in Scripture according to Strongs. It is H8586

From H5953; caprice (as a fit coming on), that is, vexation; concretely a tyrant: – babe, delusion.

The other time it is used is in Isaiah 66:4. Here it is translated as delusions. “I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil be fore mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.”

In the dream, Randy spoke to Obama who invited him to a large party this weekend. The people throwing the party knew that it would be their last one because the government was broke. Randy remembers that he knew emphatically that he would not be going to the party. He remembers that he said something like “important things (but with the concept of secretive) always happen on the weekends.” This conversation took place in an area of dark alleys. The walls were glistening as if it had been raining. Randy left and went upstairs to a room where his sister Tina and I were. He told his sister to take money out of the bank. She said she already had. And he said “Take out more.”

Randy also remembers another portion of a dream that probably took place after that, but he felt was connected to the first. He dreamt that it was a beautiful, warm sunny day but people were complaining that it was cold. Randy said he was saying, “Glorious day, gorgeous day.” (I told him that reminded me of the verse that says the day of the Lord is darkness and not light. For Randy it was warm and sunny but for the others it was cold.)

Randy is not saying that something is going to happen this weekend. He just sees this as a warning to be aware of the days in which we are now walking.
[End Letter]

It is apparent from these things that the Father would advise His children to not grow weary of their waiting. The Spirit has been testifying for many years that judgment is coming to the nation. I began chronicling these warning on 9-11-2001. For a list of some of the significant signs and warnings the Spirit has given during that period, see the post A Chronology of Events.

Yahweh is patient with His people. He gives men and women time for repentance. Yet when the people of God and the nations show no interest in turning from their sin, but choose to engage in further transgressions without shame, the judgment will surely come.

Revelation 2:21-22
“And I gave her time to repent; and she does not want to repent of her immorality. Behold, I will cast her upon a bed of sickness, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation…”

The Spirit is testifying that the hour of judgment is no longer far off. Let no man or woman say that it is for a later time. Do not be deceived in thinking that you will not observe this great tribulation in your days. Judgment has been spoken, and Yahweh’s word will be fulfilled.

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  1. Anonymous

    Mr. Herrin, I appreciate this post, however, what are your thougths on the possibility/facts that the Lord is leading some people to good things (houses selling, opening up a job, adoptions etc)? We have always been of the mindset that if God blesses you, it is for you to be a blessing to others. And indeed now is the time to bless/help others. I realize that you are camping out right now. Are you working? What say you, about people who still have to work, take care of small children and/or elderly parents. I am in no way dissing you, but curious and want to make the comment that a lot of us 'have' to carry on with daily duties. Those of us who are still very busy with 'life' are indeed dedicated to the Lord and make time for Him (that sounds cheesy-what I mean is that we do as unto the Lord, working, praying without ceasing.) On some forums, it almost sounds as if the folk are anticipating (almost desiring) that something horrible would/will happen in America. I think the more people read of some impending event the more frightened they become. Fear of an event, not fear of the Lord.

  2. Joseph Herrin

    If you consider how many people every day have babies, adopt children, sell houses, get new jobs, etc., it would only be reasonable that all of these things will be going on when judgment falls upon the earth. There is no time when such things are not occurring.

    Consider the words of the Lord, "Woe to those who give suck in that day." He is speaking of a day of judgment, and that God's people would find it very difficult if they are nursing children at the time. The Scriptures state that children are a blessing from God, but it also says that it will be very bad for those who receive this particular blessing at that time.

    Judgment must come. Yahweh has testified of these things for many years. Look at the list of signs described in the article "A Chronology of Events." It is true that these things will be terrible, but the earth must go through her birthpangs before the sons of God can be revealed.

  3. Kim

    What are your thoughts, Joseph, with regard to NASA bombing the moon today? Seems very strange, to say the least, to me. I am so ready for the Lord to bring the world under His dominion. The lies, deceit and blatant evil deeds that are becoming so evident are things I look forward to being without. May God bless you today.


  4. Joseph Herrin

    Dear Kim,

    I read a news report on the NASA impacts on the moon. It is stated that they were checking to see if there was water present in the debris plume that was kicked up from the impact.

    Water is a necessary ingredient for life as we know it. Therefore, scientists have long been curious to find out if there is water present on various heavenly bodies. They have been seeking the same information on Mars, and elsewhere.

    I suspect there is a parable in this search for evidence of life. Man is on a quest to find life. Some of the early explorers of America were looking for the fabled "fountain of youth." They did not find it in the "New World" and scientists today will not find life in the "new worlds" that they are exploring.

    Christ is "the Way, the Truth, and the LIFE." In Him is the life that all men need. Yet America seems intent, above all other nations, to turn away from the one true source of life and to look for it in places where there is no life.

    This was observed in President Obama choosing to not participate in the historically Christian National Day of prayer. Yet he removed his shoes and bowed down facing Mecca as he joined thousands of Muslims who came to Washington D.C. to pray to Allah, and to honor their prophet Mohammed.

    America has been given over to a pursuit of futility, both in the natural and spiritual realms.

  5. D Randall

    Mr. Herrin,

    I thank you for your work and your post. It has come to me to support your work.

    Today, the Moon Bomb, BHO essentially be named "Prince of Peace" with the Nobel Peace Prize, does this strike you as just odd or damning, in that the Beast/AC has now been named?

    You will hear from me via US Mail.

    D Randall

  6. Joseph Herrin

    To D. Randall,

    Barack Obama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize did strike me as symbolic. I am considering writing something further on the subject.

    You are the second person to write concerning the NASA project to look for evidence of water on the moon. I will be looking further into this topic as well.

    Thank you for the notice of your support. I appreciate your willingness to share in this manner.

  7. Joseph Herrin

    To Kim,

    I looked at the pages you provided links to. There is much that is interesting occurring in the news at this time. We are certainly in the last days before the return of the Lord. We should expect that we would see great evil occurring for the earth must grow very dark before the return of Christ.

    I cannot offer a judgment on all of the various conjectures of the writer, for I have not examined all of the issues he writes about, or received understanding from the Lord on many of them. I have been led to look at other subjects of late.

    I think it is good to know that the hour is very late, while at the same time seeking to get our own houses in order by doing those things the Spirit of Christ directs us to do.

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

  8. Michelle

    I have been praying much lately that the Lord would intervene by stomping on this swine flu vaccine. Yesterday on the local news they reported that there were a few thousand doses that had to be thrown away because they accidently got frozen and were no good anymore. Praise the Lord! I pray regularly for God's children, that He will provide and protect all of us during these turbulent times, and that He will keep all of us under the shadow of His wings of protection.

  9. Michelle

    I've listened to this stream mentioned below:

    They mentioned Oral Roberts and one of his "visions" in 2004. I'm not trying to diss anyone here but I personally question Oral Roberts has credibility here. Wasn't he the one that said God told him that He (God) needed 1 million dollars for a school or something and that Roberts followers needed to start sending in money? I may be mistaking him for another preacher, but wasn't he caught with a prostitute sometime ago? I know nobody is perfect and not trying to be judgmental or condemning towards this guy, but my discernment tells me to watch his credibility. Who knows, he may have had a true conversion for Christ since then, only the Lord knows. Sorry, not trying to sound harsh here.

  10. Joseph Herrin

    Dear Michele,

    Regarding Oral Roberts, he did say some years back that God told him if he didn't raise a million dollars for the college that God was going to take his life. As far as a charge of prostitution, I am not aware of that.

    We should ever keep in mind that a man may have a true call as a minister, yet be as unfaithful as Balaam of old. "The gifts and callings of God are without repentance."

    It is the duty of Christians to test all things, and to examine all prophetic utterances. Those who only see the man for either good, or bad, will eventually get into error. The word must be tested.

  11. Deanna

    The Lord is coming for a glorious white Church without spot or wrinkle…when we get serious about being that, I think we will see Him. I don't think He is watching the evil in the world…I think He is watching His Bride.


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