Preparing Grain

by | Jun 10, 2012

Joseph Herrin (06-10-2012)

Full Storage Containers (Beans, Grains, and Cooking Supplies)

The photo above shows a portion of the storage containers in my trailer behind my bus. It has been one month since I left Perry, Georgia after having been there a year and a half. During this last month I have made great progress in getting those physical preparations completed that the Father has indicated I was to make. Two of my solar panels arrived Friday (two were damaged in shipping and will be replaced by the seller). Once I finish installing all of the components for the solar power system I will have very little left to do as far as physical preparations.

I did order six more buckets and lids as the local store where I purchased my bulk grains gave me steel cut oat groats instead of the whole oat groats I had desired. They also accidentally ordered two boxes (40 pounds) more of the black eyed peas than I had requested. I knew they would not be able to return these items and would have a hard time selling them in their small market store, so I told the owner I would take them. I then ordered an additional 100 pounds of whole oat groats that have not been cut. They arrived Friday as well, and I needed a few more buckets to store these extra supplies in. Two of the buckets will be used to purify water using the system pictured below.

Water Purification Kit

The Kit above includes a ceramic filter impregnated with silver, a fabric filter that goes over the ceramic filter to capture large particles, and a spigot. These items are mounted into two five gallon buckets that are stacked on top of one another.

Water Filter System

You put the unfiltered water in the top bucket. The ceramic filter is mounted in the bottom of the top bucket. The water flows through the filter into the bottom bucket and is ready for usage. If the water is to be used for drinking, it is also advisable to pasteurize it by heating it up to a temperature of 140 degrees Fahrenheit. I can do this using the solar oven I have purchased. The filter removes any chemical and environmental contaminants while the pasteurizing destroys any bacteria in the water, such as e-coli. You can find this system for sale at the following link:

Now that my physical preparations are drawing to a close, I am turning my attention to spiritual preparation. This spiritual preparation is two-fold. One part involves getting my life in readiness, and the other part involves getting those teachings Yahweh has given to me in readiness to be shared with a remnant of God’s people in the days fast approaching.

Regarding the personal spiritual preparation, I have been convicted that there are a couple areas in my life where I have been negligent in arriving at a perfect (mature) conformity to the will of God. One of these areas involves my eating and getting down to that weight goal of 165 pounds that the Father has established for me. Although I have made great alterations to my diet, removing the foods I had consumed most of my life that comprise the unhealthy Sorry American Diet (S.A.D.), and have begun to eat nutritious, natural, whole foods, I have been eating too much. A person can act gluttonously even when eating the most wholesome foods. I need to exercise discipline over my body so that I give my physical house what it needs to function rather than what it craves. As someone has put it, my philosophy needs to be that I eat to live, not that I live to eat.

Yahweh has dealt with me over the course of many years in this area of my life. It is a sign of my carnality that I have been so recalcitrant in this matter, being slow to arrive at that mature obedience required by the Father. The Spirit is testifying that further delay will be costly.

Back in 1999 Yahweh sent a prophetess to the church I was attending to share a word from Him. He said that promotion was coming to me. I have been anticipating this promotion ever since. Yet, the Spirit is expressly saying that the promotion of the Father is linked to our obedience to walk in righteousness before Him. A couple days ago someone forwarded to me the following prophecy spoken by sister in Christ, Glynda Lomax. The Spirit bears witness that this is a true word. It has stirred up the fear of God in me.

Thursday, June 7, 2012
Regret or Reward?

I have spoken to you to leave behind the things of the past, yet many of you still cling to it. You cling to the people, the places, the things of the past that have no place in your future; in your future in Me. If you try to take the past into your future, you will find no place for it there, My people. There is no place in the chaos that is coming for your flesh.

Set your minds on Me, and on the things of My kingdom. Set your sights on your heavenly reward, for all that is now shall soon pass away. Life as you know it will cease, but in My Kingdom, all things are made new.

You have asked Me for many things, and you  have asked that I anoint you, yet you refuse to lay down the things I ask of you.

(In the spirit I saw the enemy handing us things to occupy us, much like a mother hands a small child a cheap toy to keep them busy and distracted so they won’t fuss, while the Lord stands nearby, holding out to us a very genuine reward He wants to give to us. I saw that this is a very wide-spread attack of the enemy, trying to distract us from our walk with the Lord.)

You are refusing to choose the things of Me when you cling to what is no longer useful, and many of you will be passed over for promotion because of this. I promote those who show themselves yielded vessels, ready for My use, obedient to My commands. I do not promote the disobedient.

Some of you have waited long for what is coming, yet have not made yourselves ready. Why must I continually speak this to you, My children? Why do you not obey as you know you should? Will you live lives of regret and not the rewards I have for you?

Some of you are obeying and you shall be given much for your much obedience. Those who obey little shall be given little. Do not be deceived children, I do not reward disobedience and sloppy living. I do not reward those who do not strive to walk in My ways. I do not reward those who do not honor My Son with their lives. You cannot serve two masters. Either you will serve your flesh, or you will serve Me, but you will not serve both and receive rewards from Me.

If you serve the enemy, then you receive his reward. If you serve Me – truly serve Me – you receive Mine. You cannot serve Me only with your lips, you must sacrifice the desires of your flesh, walk in My ways, be in My word, do My will.

I try the heart and the reins, I know all things. I know the true motives behind your deeds and I shall judge you accordingly.

The time to shake off the past is now, My children. Let go. Let go of the things of the flesh that no longer serve a useful purpose in your spiritual lives. Let go and come up higher with Me for I have great rewards for you when you do.

Do not be deceived. You cannot serve the enemy and also serve Me, for He who is not for me, is against Me.

Release the past.

Trust Me to meet your needs.

Luke 9:62: And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

Luke 17:31-33: In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.  Remember Lot’s wife. Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.

2 Cor. 5:17: Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

2 Tim. 2:20-22: But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.  .  If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work. Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

Phil. 3:13-14: Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Jer. 17:10: I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.

Deut. 11:16: Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them;

Gal. 5:6: Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.

Gal. 6:7: Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

Matt. 15:8: This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.

Posted by Glynda Lomax at 10:06 PM
[End Prophetic Word]

Bringing to completion that obedience the Father has laid upon me is to be priority number one. With the hour of promotion near at hand, all Yahweh’s sons and daughters who anticipate receiving from the Father must discipline themselves strictly at this hour. As the apostle Paul stated:

I Corinthians 9:27
I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, after having preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.

Having suffered many things in obedience to the Lord, and having set forth many teachings to the saints on the need for a surrendered life submitted to the rule of the Spirit of Christ, I do not want to be disqualified this late in the race. I desire your prayers that I might discipline my flesh, ruling over the passions and desires resident within it.

Secondly, I will now be turning my attention to preparing that spiritual grain I have stored up over many years for distribution and consumption by others. This work has been ongoing. Last year I revised and updated a number of my earlier books and writings. One thing that has been lacking is that I have not updated the Heart4God website for some years. I had a young man volunteer to assist me in refashioning the website, and he made a good start, but then lost interest. I need to bring the work to completion. There are older versions of books on the Heart4God site that I need to replace with the more current versions. There are also numerous other teachings that I need to post that are absent from that site. Some of these are in written form. Some are audio files, and a few are videos.

Although the Parables Blog is a tremendous tool for disseminating daily portions of  spiritual food, it is not easily searchable, and is not ideal for locating a specific teaching. The Heart4God website serves this function much better, and it can be improved. I will be focusing on getting it in order.

Back in 1999 I began writing The Remnant Bride, the first of the books Yahweh has given to me. Since then He has added much in the way of understanding, and has guided me to set forth many teachings to edify, instruct, correct, and encourage the body of Christ. There have been few who have been hungry for those truths set forth. Like the population of America that has been feeding on the S.A.D., the church has been consuming things which have not profited her spiritually.

Hebrews 13:9
Do not be carried about with various and strange doctrines. For it is good that the heart be established by grace, not with foods which have not profited those who have been occupied with them.

Feeding on the equivalent of spiritual junk food, the body of Christ has had little appetite for sound doctrine. Yet, I believe an hour is at hand when there will be a new hunger for that which does profit a believer spiritually. A famished people will turn to God to satisfy their hunger even as the people of Egypt went to pharaoh when the famine was in the land. Yahweh will send the people to His Joseph company, those who have been storing up spiritual grain. We will see the spiritual fulfillment of that which was acted out in Egypt millennia ago.

Genesis 41:55-56
So when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried out to Pharaoh for bread; and Pharaoh said to all the Egyptians, “Go to Joseph; whatever he says to you, you shall do.” When the famine was spread over all the face of the earth, then Joseph opened all the storehouses…

I believe this focus on getting my teachings in readiness is akin to Joseph preparing to open the storehouses to feed the hungry masses.

Spiritual Grain

I can imagine the anticipation that Joseph had when he knew it was time for the people to begin pouring to him to receive grain. All the years of preparation of storing up grain would be nothing if there were not a people who were hungry and desiring to be fed. The joy of Joseph was made full by seeing the fruits of his labor. A people were sustained and nourished during a time of famine. Yet his greatest joy was that his own household, a people who had rejected him, were not only kept alive, but prevented from falling into poverty.

Genesis 45:5-11
“Now do not be grieved or angry with yourselves, because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life. For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there are still five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvesting. God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant in the earth, and to keep you alive by a great deliverance. Now, therefore, it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He has made me a father to Pharaoh and lord of all his household and ruler over all the land of Egypt. Hurry and go up to my father, and say to him, ‘Thus says your son Joseph, “God has made me lord of all Egypt; come down to me, do not delay.” You shall live in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near me, you and your children and your children’s children and your flocks and your herds and all that you have. There I will also provide for you, for there are still five years of famine to come, and you and your household and all that you have would be impoverished.’”

The joy of the Joseph company in days ahead will be in sustaining a remnant of God’s people and keeping them from falling into spiritual poverty. If Yahweh has appointed you to be a part of His Joseph company in these last days, it is time to make ready. Do not delay. Whatever is left undone in your obedience, or in your preparations for that day, attend to it with all diligence.

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

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1 Comment

  1. Deirdre

    Dear Brother Joseph,
    I read Glyndas latest a few days ago and it was major conformation of things the LORD was also showing me. I pray we all walk in a more aware state of our KING's heart and destination.
    Several days ago I had a physical affliction that made even swallowing water hard. The Holy Spirit said to me, "in the coming days My Words will be hard to swallow but you must swallow them for they are life!"


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