Herding Swine – Part 2

by | May 1, 2009

Joseph Herrin (05-01-09)

Recent news events are revealing much about the plans of Satan to corral all mankind into the embrace of the Beast system in this last hour. A very revelatory thing occurred recently that was reported widely. Following is an excerpt from a news article on CNN.

‘Furious’ Obama orders review of NY plane flyover

NEW YORK (CNN) — A “furious” President Obama has ordered a review of the decision to fly a Boeing 747 frighteningly close to the lower Manhattan skyline, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Tuesday.

The review will focus on “why that decision was made and to ensure that it never happens again,” Gibbs said. Jim Messina, a deputy chief of staff, will lead the effort.

On Tuesday, Obama told reporters, “It was a mistake. It was something we found out about along with all of you. And it will not happen again.”

Officials said that when Obama first found out about the incident, he was “furious…”

After a YouTube video showed panicked New Yorkers scrambling as the plane flew frighteningly close to the lower Manhattan skyline, a former Homeland Security adviser questioned whether the man who approved the flyby should remain in his White House office…

Louis Caldera, director of the White House Military Office, quickly apologized for Monday’s incident after the planes prompted workers and residents to evacuate buildings in New York and New Jersey…

The Federal Aviation Administration said the aircraft, which functions as Air Force One when the president is aboard, was taking part in a classified, government-sanctioned photo shoot…

An angry Mayor Michael Bloomberg said it “defies the imagination” that an agency would schedule the photo shoot so near the site of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center…

The YouTube video shows dozens of people standing in a parking lot, watching the plane approach. As it nears, they begin to run. Someone unleashes an expletive. “Run, run!” says one person. “Oh my God,” cries another.

A 911 call released by the Hudson County Sheriff’s Department in New Jersey shows the panic caused by the plane.

“There’s a plane falling, there is a big aircraft falling like 9/11,” a man says to the operator. “Everybody is running and people are crying and panicking.”
CNN’s Mythili Rao and Ed Henry contributed to this report.
[End Excerpt]

There is a parable revealed in this news event. In what occurred Yahweh is giving those with ears to hear and eyes to see a “heads up” on the devices of the enemy. Satan will use his ministers to both create panic and crisis and then present them as a savior that has the best interests of the people at heart. We see that it was one of President Obama’s own staff members who approved the flyover that caused fear and panic in the hearts of Manhattan residents, and then Obama is presented as the defender of the people who will “safeguard” them, keeping them from further distress.

This is not a new tactic of Satan. He uses methods that have proven effectual over thousands of years. He has found it profitable and effectual to present his ministers as saviors to mankind.

II Corinthians 11:14-15
For even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness…

The media and government actions on the current swine flu outbreak follows the pattern revealed in the New York flyover. Following is a link to a rational analysis of this much hyped pandemic.


I will quote an excerpt from the article here.

Much Fear Mongering Being Promoted

I suspect you have likely been alarmed by the media’s coverage of the swine flu scare. It has a noticeable subplot – preparing you for draconian measures to combat a future pandemic as well as forcing you to accept the idea of mandatory vaccinations.

On April 27, Time magazine published an article which discusses how dozens died and hundreds were injured from vaccines as a result of the 1976 swine flu fiasco, when the Ford administration attempted to use the infection of soldiers at Fort Dix as a pretext for a mass vaccination of the entire country.

Despite acknowledging that the 1976 farce was an example of “how not to handle a flu outbreak”, the article still introduces the notion that officials “may soon have to consider whether to institute draconian measures to combat the disease”.

Fear has become so widespread that Egypt has ordered the slaughter of the country’s 300,000 pigs, even though no cases have been reported there.

Fortunately some respectable journalists recognize this and are seeking to spread a voice of reason to the fear that is being promoted in the majority of the media.
[End Excerpt]

The mention of the Egyptian government giving orders to destroy all pigs in the country leads to another very telling parable. Ninety percent of the population of Egypt is Muslim and does not eat swine. The 300,000 pigs in the country exist to satisfy the appetites of the ten percent of the population who identify themselves as Christian.

Egypt stands as a symbol of the world. The lost are not pictured as swine, for they do not have the ability to differentiate between the holy and the profane. One must receive the Spirit of Christ to know the things freely given to man by God.

I Corinthians 2:11-14
Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things freely given to us by God, which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words. But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised.

It is Christians alone who have the ability to divide between spiritual truth and spiritual error. One must have the Spirit of Christ to have the mind of Christ. Yet a great multitude of Christians, having the ability to discern truth, do not love truth. They are therefore pictured as the swine. They have a split hoof, but fail to chew the cud.

There is a parable to be discerned in the fact that in Egypt (the world) it is only Christians who are eating swine. This is a parable of the unclean appetites of Christians today. They are consuming many doctrines that do not profit them.

A year and a half ago when I experienced a heart attack as discipline from the Lord I read several books on a heart healthy diet. A number of these books by the same author said that the very worst food for the heart is pork. The doctor said if he had to pick one food to convince people not to eat it would be pork.

I have never advocated that Christians subject themselves to the Law of Moses. Believers have received the indwelling Spirit of Christ and are to be led of the Spirit in all things. Yet there is a parable to be observed in understanding that pig meat is bad for the heart. Christians who eat unclean things on a regular basis (I am speaking of spiritual food), will find that their heart is affected. When such behavior is continued despite warning signs being manifested in their bodies, death is often a natural result.

The Death of Jonathan Edwards

As I have contemplated the devices of Satan in this hour in seeking to herd undiscerning Christians into the embrace of the Beast system, I have been mindful of the way in which Jonathan Edwards died. Jonathan Edwards was an American Minister who was greatly used of the Lord during the revival known as The Great Awakening. Many Christians recognize him today as the author of the sermon Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.

There was much that was admirable in the life of this man, and although I do not agree with all of his theology, I am persuaded that he was a man of great integrity and had a sincere devotion to God. Yet all men must guard against presumption, and I believe it was an act of presumption that precipitated the death of Jonathan Edwards. In this, I see a reflection of the life of King Josiah.

Josiah was a very godly king. We read the following of him.

II Kings 22:1-2
Josiah was eight years old when he became king, and he reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem… And he did right in the sight of Yahweh and walked in all the way of his father David, nor did he turn aside to the right or to the left.

Josiah was greatly blessed by Yahweh because of his obedience and devotion. At the age of forty it was reported to Josiah that the king of Egypt was crossing through his land to wage war with the king of Assyria. Josiah did not seek the mind of Yahweh in this matter, presuming that God would be with him and give him victory if he went out and confronted the king of Egypt. The king of Egypt warned Josiah that it was not Yahweh’s will for him to fight.

II Chronicles 35:21-24
[Pharaoh] Neco sent messengers to [Josiah], saying, “What have we to do with each other, O King of Judah? I am not coming against you today but against the house with which I am at war, and God has ordered me to hurry. Stop for your own sake from interfering with God who is with me, that He may not destroy you.” However, Josiah would not turn away from him, but disguised himself in order to make war with him; nor did he listen to the words of Neco from the mouth of God, but came to make war on the plain of Megiddo. And the archers shot King Josiah, and the king said to his servants, “Take me away, for I am badly wounded.” So his servants took him out of the chariot and carried him in the second chariot which he had, and brought him to Jerusalem where he died…

The Scriptures declare that Pharaon Neco was speaking the words of God to Josiah, for Josiah was acting in presumption. Josiah had no command from God to fight against Pharaoh. His actions led to his death.

Jonathan Edwards life was truly remarkable. Although offered many prestigious appointments, he chose to take charge of a relatively obscure church and he also devoted much of his time to the evangelization and protection of native American Indians.

After several years in outpost work he was asked to serve as president of Princeton University. By this time smallpox was raging up and down the Atlantic seaboard. Some pastors railed against vaccination while others insisted on it. Edwards said nothing, content to “speak” by having himself vaccinated. The mini-dose of the disease proved too much for the man rendered frail through several years’ hardship. He died one month after assuming the presidency.
[Source: http://www.victorshepherd.on.ca/Heritage/newpage129.htm]

Jonathan Edwards died just a few days after having received an experimental vaccination for smallpox. His death occurred on March 22, 1758. He was 54 years old. I cannot say with certainty, but I have a sense that it was presumption that led to the death of Jonathan Edwards. I first read of the manner in which he died many years ago, and I suspected then that he had no command from the Father to receive this experimental vaccine and this act of presumption proved costly.

Grace and Judgment

The Spirit is expressly testifying that it will prove very costly to act apart from His direction in the days which are now upon us. God has called His people to a very narrow walk of being led by the Spirit in all things.

Romans 8:14
For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

Those who depart from this narrow path of being led of the Spirit in all things will find that destruction is not far off. There was another parable in the news recently that a sister in Christ (Kathy Furman) brought my attention to. This was a very short news item from the Associated Press.

NEW YORK (April 30) – The New York City Fire Department says a five-story building at a construction site in lower Manhattan has collapsed. Fire officials say it appears no one was inside.

The address is listed as 69 Reade Street, between Broadway and Church streets.

According to WABC, the building was vacant at the time. Debris spilled onto nearby cars and two neighboring buildings were evacuated.

No injuries were reported immediately after the collapse, said WABC.
Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

Five is the number of grace, and this event testifies of grace being removed from many in the church who find themselves between the Church and the Broad Way.

Matthew 7:13-14
“Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it. For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it.”

We will find these words of Christ being fulfilled in this hour. Many who have forsaken the narrow way will be given over to judgment and suffer destruction. It is those who have taken up their cross to follow Christ on the narrow path that will be saved. Many who have failed to crucify the flesh with its passions and desires, who have been feeding on detestable things (prosperity doctrines and messages of grace stripped of obedience) will find themselves being herded as swine into the embrace of a beast system. In seeking to save their lives, these ones will lose them. The Beast system they sought for refuge will turn on them and consume them.

Revelation 17:16-17
And the beast… will hate the harlot and will make her desolate and naked, and will eat her flesh and will burn her up with fire. For God has put it in their hearts to execute His purpose…

Let those with ears to hear, hear what the Spirit is testifying in this hour.

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1 Comment

  1. Unknown

    The demons going into the swine always troubled and confused me… but it’s not difficult to see the application as a parable.

    It’s very heartening to see how you recognize numbers and coinciding events, and I wanted you to know that reading these things ‘relaxes’ me inside with a relief from heaven. It’s not complete, but you’ve made me realize the remnant is out there, and that I need to seek them out.

    The interpretation of the demons/swine opened my eyes and was food to my soul, although it was also painful and makes my spirit cry inside.

    There is nothing more important than loving God and man, but what love is, is perverted today, and I find it difficult to comprehend it with my mind.

    So I’ve added a third commandment to help me, which is to follow the Spirit’s guidance in all things, and to ask God continually to keep my path hedged in.

    Honestly, I have very little ability to know what love is, and I believe this is truly the chief perversion from Satan, perverting all other doctrines and truths, since God is love.

    1 Cor 13 tells describes love and it’s importance, but practical applications still confuse me, as it seems the Spirit leads me into things that many say are not love.

    So I leave you with 3 comments:
    1. Thank you for the insight, it is dearly appreciated and needed by the other parts of the body.
    2. If you have any inspiration to speak on real love, I would appreciate it.
    3. Another topic I’d be interested in hearing your understanding would be the imbalance in the Spirit and mind in America. I believe we have fallen for lies of demons because our foundation of following the Spirit has been perverted in that we follow the mind and our understanding rather than having a living relationship with the Spirit.

    By that in no way do I mean we should not seek understanding, but rather than our understanding must be by the Spirit’s leading in order to get the truth from things like the Swine ‘parable’.

    I’m not sure if I’ve made that clear, but I’m sure God will show you if you were meant to talk about it.

    Lastly, as we pray for Obama and our leaders, I believe there is still hope for a humbling and reversal. Your words are useful as a motivator when we realize the church was meant to be victorious over the beast. The war is won, and though scripture tells us the outcome, there are many details left up to us as we overcome and ‘be strong and do exploits’, etc.

    I vote we rip apart the gates of hell and believe our God for victory within each of our spheres of influence, that as a whole, we give our Lord a surprise as he does indeed find faith on the earth.




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