Good Morning to the Night

by | Jul 23, 2012

Joseph Herrin (07-23-2012)

Note Pyramid Imagery that Matches Olympic Stadium Lights

I have been trying to write a new teaching on hearing the voice of God as I often have people write to me to inquire on this subject. Due to a heavier volume than usual of e-mail, in addition to having guests twice over the course of the past four days, I have not made the progress I had hoped for. The recent posts on the Olympics and the movie The Dark Knight Rises, have elicited a lot of response. Today’s post will contain some insights tying these events together, then hopefully I can return to other topics.

A number of people had written to me suggesting various significance to the fact that the recent theater shooting occurred in a city named Aurora. As various individuals pointed out, Aurora is the name of the winged goddess of the dawn. The word “aurora” also refers to the first light before the dawn, or to the dawn itself.

As I pondered the meaning of this word, I sought to understand its connection to the phrase “The dark night rises.” (The spelling of the word “night” is intentional.) It is common to speak of the day “dawning,” but it is a contradiction to speak of the night dawning. The night is noted for its darkness, whereas the day is associated with brightness and light. Satan, however, is renowned for twisting and perverting the straight and true ways of Yahweh. It is in keeping with the great deceiver’s nature to call darkness light, and light darkness.

I intentionally withheld any comment on the significance of the name Aurora in the previous post on the shooting at the Dark Knight movie as I was not yet confident what was being indicated. One thing I believe is that the slaughter at the movie theater at that precise time and location was an act of Satanic inspiration. Christians often do not realize the power Satan has to accomplish his diabolical works. The book of Job should remove all doubt.

Consider the fact that just as soon as God gave Satan permission to afflict Job that Satan caused the following to happen all in a single moment of time.

Job 1:13-19
Now on the day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house, a messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys feeding beside them, and the Sabeans attacked and took them. They also slew the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you.” While he was still speaking, another also came and said, “The fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep and the servants and consumed them, and I alone have escaped to tell you.” While he was still speaking, another also came and said, “The Chaldeans formed three bands and made a raid on the camels and took them and slew the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you.” While he was still speaking, another also came and said, “Your sons and your daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house, and behold, a great wind came from across the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell on the young people and they died, and I alone have escaped to tell you.”

That Satan is able to inspire evil men to do his bidding at a moment’s notice, with precise control, is revealed in these verses. Satan stirred up the Sabeans to attack Job’s servants who were plowing his fields with oxen and donkeys. He left one man alive to report the matter to Job. At the same moment Satan incited the Chaldeans to make a raid on Job’s camels, slaying the keepers and leaving only one man alive to report the matter. Just as remarkable we find that Satan caused a great wind to arise and directed it to the very walls of the house in which all of Job’s children were dining, causing it to fall and crush all inside. Again, only one household servant lived to tell the matter to Job.

I would have you to consider that it is within the power of Satan to inspire one man to entertain fantasies of wreaking havoc upon an unsuspecting group of people at a movie theater, to inspire that man to purchase guns, rifles, ammunition, and tear gas, and at the precise moment and place of Satan’s choosing to carry out a massacre. Witnesses to the shooting spoke of the calmness with which the man methodically tossed the tear gas into the theater and began to shoot seventy people, twelve of whom died. This was not the work of a shy, quiet, 24 year old college science major. It was a man under Satanic control carrying out with supernatural ability and calmness the desire of the evil one. This young man was no different than the Sabeans or the Chaldeans who were incited to murder Job’s servants and steal his flocks and herds.

I do not share these things to cause the saints of Yahweh to stand in awe, or terror, of the prince of the power of the air. It should be kept in mind that Satan could not touch Job apart from Yahweh granting him permission. Yahweh set limits to what Satan could do, and Satan did not deviate from God’s word. We see that this pattern continued into the New Testament. The Son of God spoke the following words to Peter.

Luke 22:31-32
“Simon! Behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.”

Do you observe what occurred here? Satan had to acquire “permission” to touch Simeon Peter. Had Yahweh not granted permission, Satan could not touch Peter. Satan also has to receive permission to touch the lives of the sons and daughters of God in this hour. It is well that we walk faithfully with the Father, not rebelling, nor sinning wilfully. For if we stray from obedience to the Father we will invite the attack of the enemy, and Yahweh will let him chasten us for our correction. We should be careful to be where Yahweh wants us to be, and doing what He wants us to do, lest we needlessly place ourselves in harm’s way.

As I pondered this event in Aurora, and the meaning of the name of the city, wondering why Satan chose that particular venue to accomplish his act of barbarism, one thought that came to mind is that this was a sacrificial offering to Satan and from ancient times those pagan and occult men and women who practiced human sacrifice would do so in high places.

Numbers 22:41
Then it came about in the morning that Balak took Balaam and brought him up to the high places of Baal…

Aurora is a suburb of Denver which is nicknamed “the mile high city.” Not only is Aurora in a high place, it is located near the center of the continental United States. Aurora means “dawn” and is associated with the daybreak. Yet the movie that the theater goers were attending was called “The Dark Knight (Night) Rises” and it was a midnight showing. It seemed to me that Satan was sending forth a statement that the dark night of his rule over mankind was rising. The night was dawning, according to his twisted logic and rebellion against the ways of Yahweh.

That this was the meaning Satan intended was confirmed when a brother in Christ sent me a link to a new album just released by Elton John and the Australian duo called Pnau. The album opened at number one on the British charts, the first time Elton John has had a number one album in England in twenty years. This is a significant event, and it is coming out the week before the Olympics are to begin. The name of the Album provides another witness to what Satan is speaking and what is about to occur.

Good Morning to the Night

There is much esoteric imagery on this album cover. The three men form an unholy trinity. Their heads are arranged in a pyramid shape. Elton John’s glasses have multiple pyramid images, some inverted, some upright. Note also the expressions on all faces. These are not happy, joyous, faces full of light. They are dark, brooding, angry. However, the central message is found in the album title, “Good Morning To The Night.” There is a two-fold message here. One is that the earth is falling into darkness as Babylon rises and Satan establishes his visible rule over the earth. The second is that “Good Morning” is a greeting, used as words of welcome.

There is no doubt that Elton John is in the service of Satan and is a man of abominations. He has been an unabashed homosexual for decades. It says something about the royal family of England that they would bestow a knighthood upon such men. The royal family honors those whom Yahweh says are dishonorable, heaping adulation upon those Yahweh condemns as vile and abominable.

Leviticus 18:22
“You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.”

Romans 1:25-27
For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. 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.

The main lyrics of this song are the oft repeated phrase “Turn around and say good morning to the night.” This is an invitation to worship the darkness. (Note, I could not find the full lyrics to this song online as it is a new release. I did hear some words in the song that also speak of the light going out. I am sure the rest of the song will only support this message.)

This song ties together the events in Aurora, Colorado and the London Olympics which begin in four more days. The theme of the Batman movie is “The dark night rises,” and it begins by announcing “A Storm is Coming.” Much of the movie takes place underground, and is dark and foreboding. Another electronic music duo, the British group Underworld have been selected as the musical directors for the Olympic opening ceremony. Between the movie and the Olympic ceremony, there is a profound emphasis on dark things arising from the pit, or abyss.

Satan is not only capable of carrying out a massacre at a high place, he is well able to cause a record to soar to the top of the charts when the performer has not had a number one album in the previous twenty years. The song Good Morning to the Night is an official song of the 2012 Olympics. This fact reveals that it contains a message that Satan wants to proclaim at this time.

Official Song of the London 2012 Olympic Games

There are a small number of songs by British artists selected as official songs of these games. The first one released was by a group called Muse.

Muse – Survival Lyrics

Race, life’s a race
And I am gonna win
Yes, I am gonna win

And I’ll light the fuse
And I’ll never lose
And I choose to survive
Whatever it takes
You won’t pull ahead
I’ll keep up the pace
And I’ll reveal my strength
To the whole human race
Yes I am prepared
To stay alive
I won’t forgive, the vengeance is mine
And I won’t give in
Because I choose to thrive

I’m gonna win

Race, it’s a race
But I’m gonna win
Yes I’m gonna win
And will light the fuse
I’ll never lose
And I choose to survive
Whatever it takes
You won’t pull ahead
I’ll keep up the pace
And I’ll reveal my strength
To the whole human race
Yes I’m gonna win

Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!
Win! Win! Win! Win!

Yes I’m gonna win

As I consider these lyrics I am struck by the sense of these being words proclaimed by Satan in defiance of Yahweh. Can you not perceive of Satan saying, “I’ll reveal my strength to the whole human race.” As the lyrics declare, “I won’t forgive, the vengeance is mine and I won’t give in because I choose to thrive,” the hatred and pride of Satan is revealed. The Scriptures declare:

Romans 12:19-21
Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. Therefore “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; If he is thirsty, give him a drink; For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

As the lyrics of these official Olympic songs are repeated over and over throughout the period of the games this message of vengeance, strife, pride, and fighting will be drummed into the minds of those singing along, or listening. This is Satan’s plan. He wants to “light the fuse,” and turn the entire world into a battleground where men slaughter one another senselessly.

As we have observed, the London Olympics were inaugurated in blood during the 7/7 subway bombings. Now there has been a further ritual blood shedding just prior to the opening ceremony. Days of great darkness are rising. Let the people of God walk wisely in this hour and let them understand that it is not the will of Christ to fight fire with fire. Vengeance belongs to Yahweh. We are to overcome evil with good. Do not give into the spirit of vengeance, for this is the spirit of Satan.

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  1. willyminnix

    Interesting article. I know that the line "Good Morning To the Night" comes from an older Elton John song called Mona Lisa's and the Mad Hatters from the 1970's. The lyrics were by Bernie Taupin, and it was from I believe the Honky Chateau album. Not sure if the new version has all of the same lyrics, but that's where it originated from. Hope that helps.

  2. dienw

    The phrase "Good Morning To the Night", in a perverse sense, can also refer to the dawn, even a ritual performed.


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