The Parable of the Gulf Oil Spill

by | Jun 9, 2010

Joseph Herrin (06-09-2010)

As I arrived at Matthew Washington’s home for the first night of meetings in the Houston area he commented to me that he felt that I would surely say something about the ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. I told Matthew that I had prepared a presentation just that very day which addressed the spiritual significance of this oil spill.

As I was at my campsite the night before I began pondering this massive oil spill from the British Petroleum drilling platform called The Deepwater Horizon. As I prayed about the message the Father would have me bring to His people I was shown some things relating to the spirit that presides over the area of Houston, TX. What the Spirit of Christ revealed applies to the entire nation of America, though it was revealed through a parable taking place in the waters off of Houston.

September 2, 2008 Named Tropical Storms

The Spirit of Christ reminded me of the sign that appeared in 2008 as three named tropical storms appeared at the same time in the Atlantic. It is very rare to have three named tropical storms in this area at the same time. Each year the computer at NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, randomly picks names from a database to assign to that year’s tropical storms.

Although these three storm names may appear random, they were perfectly appointed by Yahweh to bring forth a testimony of His work in this hour. Each name relates to the story of a barren woman in the Bible who cried out for God to give her a son, and Yahweh answered her prayer.

Tropical Storm Hanna relates to the story of Hannah, the mother of the prophet Samuel. Hannah was barren. Her husband Elkanah had two wives. His other wife Penninah had borne children to him, but Hannah remained barren. Although Elkanah greatly loved Hannah, she was intensely grieved that she had not borne children. One year when she went with her husband to Shiloh to offer sacrifices to Yahweh, she was agonizing in prayer, petitioning God to give her a son. Eli, the High Priest, thinking her to be drunk, scolded her. When Hannah explained she was not drunk, but was in deep distress of soul, Eli spoke a blessing on her that Yahweh might grant her request. The next year she bore a son, and Samuel was dedicated to the service of Yahweh when he had been weaned.

Tropical Storm Ike relates to the story of Sarah, the wife of Abraham. In her old age Sarah gave birth to Isaac, of which the name Ike is a diminutive form. Sarah was ninety years old, and past the age of childbearing when Yahweh performed for her and Abraham that which they could not. He gave them a son to serve as an heir and to provide a godly offspring to continue their name in the earth.

Tropical Storm Josephine relates to the story of Rachel, the favorite wife of Jacob. Rachel also was barren. Jacob’s wife Leah had borne him many sons, and the handmaids of Rachel and Leah had also borne sons. Jacob had ten sons and Rachel remained barren. In her great distress she cried out to God and He answered her. She gave birth to Joseph as the eleventh son of Jacob, and later she bore Benjamin as she was dying.

The message the Father was sending forth through the sign of these tropical storms is that at the end of this age it is time for the church to bring forth mature sons in His image. The church is pictured as the bride of Christ. Yet this bride has not brought forth sons to maturity. She is now in her old age and the time is at hand for the man-child company to be born from her barren womb.

Of the three storms named, the one to have the greatest impact upon the United States was Ike. Ike became a major hurricane and made landfall at Galveston Island, Texas which lies between Houston and the Gulf of Mexico. Galveston was destroyed, and over two million people in the Houston area were left without power. The devastation was widespread.

Although Ike had diminished in strength before landfall, it had the impact of a much more powerful storm due to its colossal size. At one point Hurricane Ike filled up the entire Gulf of Mexico. Following is an enhanced satellite image of Ike shortly before it had reached its full size.

It was pointed out to me at the time I was doing this study that this enhanced satellite image resembles a sonogram of a baby in the womb. The birth canal would be the opening between the Yucatan Peninsula and Hispaniola. The baby’s head is beginning to be put in position for birth. The Gulf of Mexico is the womb.

The Spirit of Christ reminded me of this parable as I pondered the testimony of the current oil spill, leading me to consider another item of news that has been featured in Houston recently. It has been widely broadcast that the largest Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in the nation has been built in Houston, TX. This six story tall (six is the number of the flesh man) abortion supercenter was opened in May, just a short time after the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster began.

Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic – Houston

As I began putting the presentation together for the gathering in Houston, I did a search of abortion clinics in Houston. I found that the city is peppered with them.

Aalto Women’s Center in Southwest Houston

From the webpage of the Aalto Women’s Center

Aaron Women’s Center of Houston

Crescent City Women’s Center

AAA Concerned Women’s Center

Houston Women’s Clinic

Suburban Women’s Clinic of Houston

This is not an exhaustive list of the abortion providers in the city. It is enough, however, to reveal that there is a spirit of abortion that prevails over this region. The natural realm is a parable of the spiritual realm. As terrible as this flux of abortion centers is in America’s fourth largest city, an even greater number of abortions are performed in the following venues.

The reason that the church has been aborting her offspring is the same as the reason that women abort their natural offspring. A woman who desires the pleasure of intimacy, but does not desire the pain, sacrifice and responsibility of child rearing will cast away the baby growing in her womb as if it were a piece of unwanted fetal tissue. The church likewise enjoys the intimacy of being wed to Christ, but she does not want to experience the pain, sacrifice and responsibility necessary to bring forth sons to maturity. She therefore casts away every maturing son before he can bring her pain.

(Please note that men are just as responsible as women for the sin of abortion. The woman is the one being shown in type here, which is why she is the one in focus.)

In the third chapter of Genesis we are shown a profound spiritual parable. After mankind fell into sin the plan of God to have mature sons in His image did not change. However, there was only one way to bring forth sons in His image. Because of sin, the woman’s pain in childbirth had to be greatly increased.

Genesis 3:16
To the woman He said, “I will greatly multiply your pain in childbirth. In pain you shall bring forth children; Yet your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.”

The majority of Christians have only seen the natural aspect of these words, and even then they have understood them poorly. Yahweh does everything with great design and purpose. The natural realm is given to reveal spiritual truth. According to type, Adam is representative of Christ. Indeed, the Son of God is called “the last Adam.”

I Corinthians 15:45-48
As it is written, “The first man, Adam, became a living soul.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual. The first man is from the earth, earthy; the second man is from heaven.

Eve is therefore a type of the Bride of Christ. What Yahweh was testifying is that the only way in which He could bring forth mature sons in His image was to greatly increase the suffering and pains of the church. Even so, the church’s desire will be toward her husband, and He will rule over her.

Yahshua has accepted the suffering of the Bride as His own suffering. He has led the way, revealing the path by which all must become perfected sons.

Hebrews 2:10
For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to perfect the author of their salvation through sufferings.

Yahweh desires to bring MANY sons to glory. All of them must be perfected through sufferings.

Philippians 1:29
For to you it has been granted for Christ’s sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake…

The Hurricane that did the most damage to America was Ike. We read the following regarding Sarah, Isaac’s mother.

Isaiah 51:2
Look to Abraham your father, and to Sarah who gave birth to you IN PAIN…

The Spirit is testifying that Yahweh will have sons in His image. Pain is a necessary part of their coming forth to maturity and being revealed to the world. What was Houston’s answer to the pain of Ike? She has built the nation’s largest abortion clinic. She has thereby prophetically symbolized her soul rejecting the necessary pain, sacrifice and selflessness required to produce offspring in Yahweh’s image.

This attitude is clearly reflected in the myriad of churches that dot the landscape of the Houston area. They are pleasure palaces that proclaim a message of ease and comfort, of prosperity and endless physical and material blessing.

Joel Osteen’s church is in the area, and his message is very evident in his books, preaching, and broadcasts that are watched by millions.

The churches of Houston, and throughout America, are proclaiming that they have rejected suffering. They are rejecting all sorrow, and mourning, and pain. How then can they take up THEIR CROSS and follow Christ? How can they bring forth sons to maturity? The church in America is exemplified by the Great Harlot, Babylon, in the book of Revelation. Of her we read:

Revelation 18:7
To the degree that she glorified herself and lived sensuously, to the same degree give her torment and mourning ; for she says in her heart, “I sit as a queen and I am not a widow, and will never see mourning.”

What is this passage saying? The church of the last days refuses to embrace suffering even if it be the only way to fulfill the desire of her Husband to have sons in His image and likeness. Would not a natural king be filled with wrath if his bride continued to sit as his queen, to be a recipient of his seed knowing that he desired sons, but she continually aborted the children growing in her womb? Will not Christ be filled with wrath at the treachery of His bride?

People of God, it is not the prosperity preachers of this world that are the problem. It is the church’s rejection of the disciples’ cross. A sensual body of confessing Christians that refuses the necessary suffering appointed to her by God, has rejected the message of the disciple’s cross while heaping up to herself preachers of ease and comfort.

II Timothy 4:3-4
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires; and will turn away their ears from the truth, and will turn aside to myths.

Houston, Texas has been at the forefront of this great parable of the Father. Yahweh has testified of His desire for sons, sons which can only come forth by increasing the pains of the church. The church has rejected this pain and consequently aborts her sons. What is now occurring in the Gulf of Mexico is a testimony of the church’s evil choice. She has chosen death rather than life.

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf

Even as the physicians of Houston’s abortion clinics inject toxic chemicals into the womb to terminate the life of the child growing there, so too are toxic chemicals filling the Gulf and killing all life there. A recent article on the Fox News website reported the following:

The oil has reached the shores of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. It has turned marshlands into death zones for wildlife and stained beaches rust and crimson. Some said it brought to mind the plagues and punishments of the Bible.

“In Revelations it says the water will turn to blood,” said P.J. Hahn, director of coastal zone management for Louisiana’s Plaquemines Parish. “That’s what it looks like out here — like the Gulf is bleeding. This is going to choke the life out of everything.”

Longtime friends Rancho Moore, of Warner Robins, Ga., and Kirk Darby of Navarre, Fla., drank beer from plastic cups at the Pensacola Beach fishing pier as they watched Gov. Charlie Crist and musician Jimmy Buffett, a son of the Gulf Coast whose songs famously extol beachgoing pleasures, caucus with tourists.

A way of life is ending here,” Darby said.

Do you observe the prophetic element in this article? It evokes images of the judgments of God. It speaks of an end of the lifestyle of pleasure. Jimmy Buffett whose songs “extol beachgoing PLEASURES” was present when the person interviewed said “A way of life is ending here.” Yahweh will bring an end to the pleasure of the church. She will be cast upon a bed of suffering. All who joined in her sin will share in her plagues. The chief sin of the Harlot has been that she has continuously aborted her sons by choosing endless pleasure over the necessary pain to bring forth mature sons.

Revelation 18:4-7
And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, my people, that you may not participate in her sins and that you may not receive of her plagues; for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. Pay her back even as she has paid, and give back to her double according to her deeds; in the cup which she has mixed, mix twice as much for her. To the degree that she glorified herself and lived sensuously, to the same degree give her torment and mourning…”

This is the message of the Gulf Oil Spill that the Spirit has revealed to me. It is a serious message. Go to the news sites and look at the slideshows of the dead pelicans, dolphins, fish, and birds. See how everything is dying. Why is this so? It is because the only way in which the world can be delivered is by mature sons of God coming forth in His image.

Romans 8:19-22
For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.

Unless the church embraces the pain of childbirth the creation will perish. Make no mistake, Yahweh will have His sons. The question remains, “Will you be one of them? Or will you be found in the pleasure loving harlot when her plagues are meted out to her?”

The hour is very late. Do not hesitate to decide.

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  1. wendyworn

    Very sobering message. Thank you for posting this.

  2. Steve Hollander

    Brother Joseph,
    A sobering message indeed. I am mourning greatly for the iniquity of my fellow countrymen as well as my own. I am guilty of the very things you speak of. I have repented and changed my ways as we all need to do. I have added to the blood spilled and I am greatly remorseful of my past deeds. We all need to confess our sins and the sins of our nation before our GOD and beg for mercy.
    I am always holding you up in prayer my brother and hope to meet you soon. GOD bless and thanks for the message of obedience….Steve

  3. gibby62

    To expound on this parable even further, man created the problem, man tries to fix the problem, the problem gets worse, man keeps trying to fix the problem and fails, man nevers asks God for assistance or turn to Him for help, God eventually fixes the problem through natural means (maybe an earthquake?), man curses God for creating more problems.

    This is pretty much where most American Christians are in their walk.

  4. Bob Schlenker

    Joseph, some time ago you shared insight about black oil anointing and how black oil contrasted with the clear olive oil of biblical type. The flow of black oil in the Gulf of Mexico has become an anointing of death that all the world will know. This speaks to me as a parable of our time marking this season, underscoring what you have discerned, and pointing through it to the pure holy oil that must NOW be filling our lamps and vessels.

    Blessings in Y'shua, as you travel and minister before Him, dear brother.

  5. Anonymous

    As a person extremely intimate with the Bible, I have to tell you, your arguments make me very uncomfortable. You are dabbling in witchcraft. You described how you prayed to God to give you a message, and then you found a spiritual message in natural phenomenon. You're reading hurricanes the same way witch doctors have read tea leaves or palm lines for thousands of years. One of the major characteristics of pagan religions is their teaching that some sort of spiritual message can be interpreted in nature. This is a major tenet of Wicca, not Christianity. God hates witchcraft.

  6. Joseph Herrin

    Dear Anonymous,

    I can understand how those who have not been taught the ways in which the Father speaks through a vast array of parables in the natural world would view the teachings on such signs with suspicion and even fear. When understanding comes that this is one of the PRIMARY means through which Yahweh has always spoken to mankind, then fear is alleviated.

    Let me share a couple of Scriptures with you that you might consider this matter further.

    Luke 21:25-26
    "And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars and upon the earth, dismay among nations in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world…"

    These words of Christ to His disciples declare that He will speak to mankind through signs in the natural realm. He has always done so. When Christ was born His birth was announced by a sign in the heavens that the wise men from the East observed and correctly interpreted.

    When Christ spoke to the masses He did so constantly through parables. These were stories of natural events that served as types and shadows of spiritual truths. Only those granted discernment were able to understand them. In the Old Testament we read the following:

    Proverbs 25:2
    It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter.

    As Christians we are called to be a nation of kings and priests. It is our glory to search out the hidden things of God which are hidden from the eyes of others.

    Christ spoke the following words to the Jews.

    Matthew 13:13-15
    "Therefore I speak to them in parables; because while seeing they do not see, and while hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. And in their case the prophecy of Isaiah is being fulfilled, which says, 'You will keep on hearing, but will not understand; And you will keep on seeing, but will not perceive; For the heart of this people has become dull, and with their ears they scarcely hear, and they have closed their eyes.

    Notice that Christ speaks of "seeing" as a means of communication, not just hearing. This is because God speaks through things observed, but few are spiritually discerning to hear His voice because "this people has become dull."

    Sometimes fear clouds people's ability to perceive the voice of God. Some reject the interpretation of dreams because in the occult dreams are also interpreted, yet this is a common means of communication by Yahweh and is found all through the Bible.

    Some reject signs in the heavens because Satan had presented the world a corrupted astrology, yet God uses signs in the heavens to speak as He did in the day of Christ's birth and will do again when He returns.

    Some reject tongues and the interpretation of tongues for it seems strange, and therefore evil, to them.

    I have a teaching on the myriad of ways that Yahweh speaks to His people through parables in the natural and I would recommend it to you.

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

  7. Anonymous

    Dear Joseph, in addition to your observations about the Gulf oil rupture, I found it interesting that on May 27th in the Wall Street Journal there was an article which included the following:

    "Douglas H. Brown, Transocean's chief mechanic on the Deepwater Horizon rig, said key representatives from both companies had a "skirmish" during an 11 a.m. meeting on April 20. Less than 11 hours later, the well had a blowout, an uncontrolled release of oil and gas, killing 11 workers."

    The number 11 is mentioned three times in one paragraph. Blatent isn't it?

  8. Anonymous

    Dear Mr. Herrin,
    This latest post bore witness with my spirit to a T. Just this moring I dreamt that every (married) woman I knew was pregnant: even the older ones.
    Thank you for posting,

  9. Anonymous

    PS. I also wanted to say that now would be a good time to share a dream I had about 2 weeks ago.
    I was asleep and the LORD was trying to wake me up. Twice He said 'you need to read 2 Peter 2:10' The third time He said, "read 2 Peter 2:10. They do not obey my authority. One thousand churches will burn!" That woke me up. I immediatly turned to 2P2:10. "This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the sinful nature and despise authority". I then turned the page back so as to read the whole chapter. The title in my NIV is "False Teachers and Their Destruction".
    Mr. Herrin, while my sister was in Cleveland Ohio at the Cleveland Clinic, one of its oldest churches was struck by lightening and burnt to the ground. She said it was the same denomination as BO's pastor-the guy who said g. d. america. Jerry Wright?

  10. Unknown

    On another board, Gibby posted an article which reported that this oil hemorrhaging from the Gulf, contained many portions of the molecule of chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is green and is abundant in plant material. Chlorophyll and hemoglobin are chemically identical, except that chlorophyll has magnesium in the center of its chemical ring, and hemoglobin contains iron. Hemoglobin is the main component of human blood, and the molecule that gives blood its red color. It takes little imagination to think that some of these sands that are also being blasted through the oil pipe, might be heavy in iron particles. Therefore, the Gulf may literally be bleeding.

    What we are witnessing in the Gulf would be a miscarriage in layman's terms. Medically it would be called a spontaneous abortion. If there is delay in controlling the hemorrhaging, you not only lose the child, but also the mother.

  11. Anonymous

    Dear Brother Joseph, I am writing as one who was a victim of false teaching at the hands of one of the mega churches in Houston. This was over 24 years ago. They had not yet been completely infected with the prosperity gospel, but were at the beginning of the "name it an claim it" gospel. The one good thing was that at the time they truly were still preaching The Gospel of salvation and repentance and so when I was told about The Father's plan of salvation, I was truly born again and the old man was passed away and I was born anew. The problem arouse when I needed to learn how to walk this new life out. When trials and troubles came I was so discouraged because the teaching was that if you don't have "the victory" it is probably because "you don't have enough faith". I fell into a pattern of sin, which led to a falling asleep.
    I was called out of all that mess in 2002,I didn't know where to go so I wandered hungry and in sin, because of The Lord's mercy (I was spiritually starving to death) I found a teaching by you. He woke me up, pruned off all the worldly vines that had grown during my slumber and continues to kill every root that I had planted in this world. I had forgotten I was an alien and this was not my home. I praise Him for His great love for me and that He continued to pursue me until I was wide awake again.
    It was through Ike that The Father revealed to me that only He was going to be my provision in all we are about to face as the birth pangs increase.
    Having shared all that, I can honestly testify that there are many in the this area that are greatly grieved at the fact that the largest abortion clinic in America has opened in our city.I have personally worked with pregnancy centers that have been open and ministering in the very neighborhoods where these abortion clinics opened, which are usually the most underprivileged areas of our city. It feels like David and Goliath, because of the size and finances behind the abortion clinics. I have seen so miracles of women heading to kill their babies and end up in the tiny clinic where they hear the hope of Christ and they, and their baby are saved.
    There is a remnant in Houston but many are asleep, unfortunately the greatest harvest field is in the church pews. Pride, disobedience, coveting, and many more "small sins", all stemming from a loss of love and fear of The Father is rampant in the church.
    I am grieved every time I see a new book out telling the church this is our best life now and they happily choose to believe it. I have made many calls to friends that I knew were still under that false teaching and some have thanked me for that hard truth while others have laughed at me and have chosen to stay asleep.
    Please pray for those of us that cry out to wake up the sleeping church and I will pray for you and the others doing the same.
    To Him be the glory.

  12. Anonymous

    Dear Brother Joseph,

    This message is rather sobering, indeed. It has opened my eyes and I feel that I must bring this same message to my church on Wednesday night. I'm sure they will also think it is sobering, and I will be sure to give all of the credit to you, Brother Joseph. Take care, Brother Joseph, and go forth into the world and preach the word of God the Father.

    A Child of Christ

  13. Unknown

    Posted 6/13/10

    I'm very aware that the United States has received many "small judgments" in relationship to their past actions to Israel or homosexuality. The situation in the Gulf of Mexico is not one of these "small judgments." The Father is a righteous judge, so the penalty always fits the crime.

    This is the first round of God's final judgment upon the United States, which will end her existence as known. The US has been the whore who has been riding the beast which has ruled the nations. And the nations hate her. She has sold herself for money. And today the value of money is based on a barrel of oil. She has ripped innocent life from the womb's of millions. So God has torn her womb. She now hemorrhages her life's blood between her two lower extremities (Texas, Florida). This miscarriage will not be healed and will lead to the next round. And the next, and the next …. . each "solution" bringing greater problems and distress with perplexity.

    God is the one who chooses each nation's ruler. And he gives each nation the ruler that they deserve. And Obama is looking for someone's "ass to kick." And his choice will be the Christian and the Jew. The system is in place and the stage has been set over the past decades. They have been rehearsing for years and the camps are ready.

    1 Peter 4:17 For the time [is come] that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if [it] first [begin] at us, what shall the end [be] of them that obey not the gospel of God?

    1 Pe 4:18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?


    This is Daniel's description of President Obama:

    Daniel 8:23 ¶ And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.

    Dan 8:24 And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.

    Dan 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify [himself] in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.

    The most valid prophet who was sent to the United States was Dmitru Duduman. He prophesied of turmoil and riots starting in the middle of our country.
    And while our government was preoccupied with the disturbances, multiple nuclear weapons will be detonated in multiple cities. America will burn.

    Anubis is in place next to the pale horse with fire in its eyes. And the Father is bringing forth this judgment upon us, because He has blessed the church and synagogue's in America, and yet the churches and synagogue's are full of sin and lawlessness.

    Those who will repent and walk in righteousness, will be brought through the fire, just like the three children in Daniel.

  14. Joseph Herrin

    Dear John,

    You wrote:

    "The US has been the whore who has been riding the beast which has ruled the nations."

    In the Scriptures governments are represented as beasts. We see these types repeatedly in Daniel and Revelation. Women are types of the people who belong to God.

    I believe it is more accurate to say that the church if Christ is the whore who has been riding the beast, and the beast is the government system of this world of which the United States has been the central power for more than a generation.

    The actual ruling power at this time, I believe, is Great Britain and America yoked together. Such a union is described in Daniel as a lion (England's symbol) with wings of an eagle (America's symbol).

    Daniel 7:4
    "The first was like a lion and had the wings of an eagle. I kept looking until its wings were plucked, and it was lifted up from the ground and made to stand on two feet like a man; a human mind also was given to it."

    The wings being plucked would seem to allude to the abasement of America who will not longer be able to soar above all other nations. She will be abased, and the ruling center will shift to England the lion who will stand up at that time.

    We saw this act of America's wings being plucked acted out in a profound way when the US Aarways jet crashed in the Hudson River. The USA plane was floated to BATTERY Park where it lay for a period of time before being pulled from the water. Its wings were then removed and it was transported on the ground to its destination.

    This was a parable of America receiving a great and sudden fall, a prolonged battering, and then having her wings removed so she cannot rise again.

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

  15. Dimple

    A friend sent me a link to one of your posts, "Living Epistles part 2" and I followed it here. Thank you for elucidating the present catastrophe. I knew there was a lot more than what I was seeing. And Revelation 8:8 has been on my mind.
    God bless you!

  16. Amy C.

    your comments section should include both your supporters and your critics. It opens a dialogue.

  17. Joseph Herrin

    Dear Ivy,

    You wrote:

    "your comments section should include both your supporters and your critics. It opens a dialogue."

    I have a sincere disagreement with this statement. My reasons are explained in the article you can find at the following link:

    After you read the post you will know why I do not desire to host a Christian discussion group or forum.

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

  18. Unknown

    1Cr 14:29 Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge.

    1Cr 14:30 If [any thing] be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace.

    1Cr 14:31 For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.

    1Cr 14:32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.

    1Cr 14:33 For God is not [the author] of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. ….

    …. 1Cr 14:36 What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only?

    1Cr 14:37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord. ….

    …. 1Cr 14:40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

  19. Joseph Herrin

    Dear John,

    The Parables Blog was created by me at the direction of the Spirit of Christ to share teachings with those in the body of Christ who desire to receive them. It is completely voluntary. No one is compelled to read the teachings presented there, and I do not add anyone to the subscription list without their request.

    As with any teaching site, there are those who will object to the things being presented. Those who object are welcome to write to me and I will discuss doctrine with them very patiently and in a Christ-like manner.

    What you are requesting is that I open up the site for you, and all others who wish to voice opinions, to write freely and uncensored. In making such a request you are mistaking the purpose of the site. It is a teaching blog, not a forum.

    There are many forums available for those who wish to share their personal views and opinions. A blog, however, is a private site under the control of an individual.

    You also have the opportunity to create your own blog site. Since you have very different teachings than my own, it would be very likely that those who would read your blog would be a completely different group than those who would read mine.

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

  20. Joseph Herrin

    Dear John,

    The Parables Blog was created by me at the direction of the Spirit of Christ to share teachings with those in the body of Christ who desire to receive them. It is completely voluntary. No one is compelled to read the teachings presented there, and I do not add anyone to the subscription list without their request.

    As with any teaching site, there are those who will object to the things being presented. Those who object are welcome to write to me and I will discuss doctrine with them very patiently and in a Christ-like manner.

    What you are requesting is that I open up the site for you, and all others who wish to voice opinions, to write freely and uncensored. In making such a request you are mistaking the purpose of the site. It is a teaching blog, not a forum.

    There are many forums available for those who wish to share their personal views and opinions. A blog, however, is a private site under the control of an individual.

    You also have the opportunity to create your own blog site. Since you have very different teachings than my own, it would be very likely that those who would read your blog would be a completely different group than those who would read mine.

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

  21. Rick Warden

    I found your message very motivational, thank you!

    I also liked the analogy a posted by Bob Shlenker "the pure holy oil that must NOW be filling our lamps and vessels."

    This issue is a very deep one, both politically and in terms of end times prophecy, I believe. My blogger article may be of interest:

    "Gulf Oil: The Other Holy Anointing Oil"


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