Road Signs – Part 3

by | Apr 9, 2009

Joseph Herrin (04-08-09)

Note: A new audio file from the recent meeting in Schenectady, New York is now available. I highly recommend this audio message to any saints who desire to know what God is speaking to His people in this hour. Each meeting has a different emphasis as the Spirit of Christ directs, and there was considerable interaction between myself and the six women who gathered in the home of Mary Jane Hammerle and her daughter Elizabeth. It was a blessed time.

Road Signs – Part 3

Yahweh has directed me to travel across this nation at this hour to tell the saints what must shortly befall them. He has called me to tell them that days of great tribulation lie ahead.

My first meeting on this trip across America was in New York City on Long Island. I believe there are a number of reasons why God began my trip there. New York is the queen city of America. It is the financial center of the United States as well as the media center. This city leads the nation in many ways, and consequently judgment must also begin there.

On my visit to New York City I was blessed to spend a day touring Manhattan with two men from Long Island. Cap and Pete served as my companions and tour guides through the city. I had some places in mind that I desired to visit which I sensed were of a prophetic nature. Our day ended up being a tour of churches. I had no idea we would visit so many, but we ended up stopping at six churches that day. This too was of the Lord.

Just before heading to New York four different people sent me an article written by Sue Bradley titled The Watchmen, 911 and the Harbingers. The entire article can be read at the following link:

Let me begin by citing a Scripture which is central to this teaching. Consider these words in relation to the events of 9-11 and the response of America’s leaders and citizens.

Isaiah 9:8-13
The Lord sends a message against Jacob, and it falls on Israel. And all the people know it, that is, Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria, asserting in pride and in arrogance of heart: “The bricks have fallen down, but we will rebuild with hewn stones; The sycamores have been cut down, but we will replace them with cedars.” Therefore Yahweh raises against them adversaries from Rezin, and spurs their enemies on, the Arameans on the east and the Philistines on the west; and they devour Israel with gaping jaws. In spite of all this His anger does not turn away, and His hand is still stretched out. Yet the people do not turn back to Him who struck them, nor do they seek Yahweh of hosts.

This passage describes a situation that has been playing out in America in recent days. Solomon declared the following:

Ecclesiastes 1:9
That which has been is that which will be, and that which has been done is that which will be done. So, there is nothing new under the sun.

Although Isaiah wrote of an occurrence that occurred in Israel many centuries ago, that which has been is being replayed again. Why? Because men do not learn from history.

Ecclesiastes 1:11
There is no remembrance of earlier things; And also of the later things which will occur, there will be for them no remembrance among those who will come later still.

I remember right after 9-11 there arose talk of replacing the fallen towers with an even larger tower. The World Trade Towers were over 1,350 feet high. The building to replace it is slated to be 1,776 feet high. Interestingly, while I was in New York the news reported that the name of the building has been changed from the Freedom Tower to One World Trade Center. While I was there the foundation and first ten stories were seen rising from the space formerly occupied by the former towers. At the same time the G-20 summit was being held, and truly the foundation is being laid in this meeting and at this hour for a One World financial system that will usher in a One World government. We live in truly historic times of which the Bible has much to say.

Back in 2001 I remember thinking that America was not producing the response God sought. Rather than repentance and humility there was boasting that she would come back better, stronger and taller than ever. The words of the Israelite people recorded by Isaiah were being repeated by those in America.

“The bricks have fallen down, but we will rebuild with hewn stones; The sycamores have been cut down, but we will replace them with cedars.”

The article by Sue Bradley points out that these precise words have been uttered many times by the leading men of America. Because these men do not know the Scriptures and have no memory of history, they have cited the words of Isaiah, not knowing that the words they are quoting are those of arrogance that God judged by sending even more severe judgment.

[Begin excerpt]
On Wednesday, September 12, 2001, as a transfixed nation and world waited and wondered. Expectation was high for answers and outrage: it came in through the airwaves in the Joint Response of the Nation on the Senate floor in Washington, DC. Representing the Congress and the nation and by authority as majority leader, Senator Tom Daschle addressed the world.
Recorded in the Federal Register, the words of Senator Daschle for the Joint Resolution of Condemnation for the attacks the morning of September 12th, 2001 can be read as they had been spoken:

“Mr. President, it is with pain, sorrow, anger, and resolve that I stand before this Senate, a symbol for 212 years of the strength of our democracy, and say that America will emerge from this tragedy, as we have emerged from all adversity, united and strong…

….The world should know that the Members of both parties in both Houses stand united. The full resources of our Government will be brought to bear in aiding the search and rescue and in hunting down those responsible and those who may have aided or harbored them.

Nothing, nothing can replace the losses that have been suffered. I know there is only the smallest measure of inspiration that can be taken from this devastation. But there is a passage in the Bible, from Isaiah, that I think speaks to all of us at times such as this:

The bricks have fallen down, but we will rebuild with dressed stone; the fig trees have been felled, but we will replace them with cedars.

That is what we will do. We will rebuild and we will recover. The people of America will stand strong together because the people of America have always stood together. And those of us privileged to serve this great Nation will stand with you…”

Of over 31,000 verses in Scripture, the Isaiah 9:10 verse would become, for those in governmental authority, the flagship verse of the Nation and be specifically spoken by four other prominent politicians [that are in public record and related to this event].
The more esoterically inclined might find the use of five “We Will’s” as an echo and progression of the five, “I Will’s” of Isaiah 14…but this context is at the fall of Lucifer, before the creation of Adam, and before the enmity of the seeds of Genesis 3:14.
In the years following the 2001 event, each of the five leaders in the line of Presidential Succession for the former and current administrations would follow the resolve of the majority leader’s precedent with a pledge to rebuild from this event…

A haunting undertone is found in the 1851 English Translation of the Greek Septuagint by Sir Lancelot C.L. Brenton translates Isaiah 9:10:
The bricks are fallen down, but come, let us hew stones, and cut down sycamores and cedars, and let us build for ourselves a tower…

On the day of the 911 tragedy, Rudy Guiliani, the mayor of New York City punctuated the resolve of the city. “We will rebuild: We’re going to come out of this stronger than before, politically stronger, economically stronger. The skyline will be made whole again.”

Seton Hall University Professor A.D. Amar described the devastation as, “A scene that no movie has captured,” correctly determining that, “America will rise out of it. We will build new Towers, larger than the ones we lost to these cowards…”
[End Excerpt]

Incredibly, the very events spoken of by Isaiah have been acted out in a profound parable. Even as Israel boasted of rebuilding with hewn stone, the Freedom Tower was begun with a dedication ceremony where a twenty ton block of hewn New York granite was placed on site as a symbolic foundation cornerstone.

New York governor George Pataki presided at the ceremony and spoke the following words:

“Today is indeed, a momentous day. Today we take 20 tons of Adirondack granite – the bedrock of our State – and place it as the foundation, the bedrock of a new symbol of American strength and confidence. Today, we lay the cornerstone for a new symbol of this city and this country and of our resolve in the face of terror. Today we build the Freedom Tower.”

But that is not all. There was also a fulfillment of the boast of Israel that they would replace the fallen Sycamores with Cedar trees. I will quote again from the article by Sue Bradley:

[Begin Excerpt]
On September 11th, a freak event happened in the devastation: a steel beam from the North Tower was hurled from the sky. As the Tower fell, it went through the air and struck down an object: it was a tree.
The next day [when] the people returned to ground zero, they found a tree lying on the ground, pierced by the beam of a falling Tower. There, at Ground Zero was a sycamore tree – struck down… after the tree of Isaiah 9… a harbinger of judgment… ‘the sycamore has fallen’…

…and strange, eerily, the people made a display of it, not realizing what it was in the Bible… and put it on display, its roots exposed… not realizing, as if to draw more attention to the sign. And a sculptor was commissioned to make a cast of it. He poured metal into the cast: he cast it into bronze, the Biblical metal of judgment… an image of the fallen sycamore to be displayed on Wall Street.

The significance of the bronze sycamore root sculpture is chilling. In May, 1792, twenty-four stock brokers met underneath a buttonwood tree, along Wall Street in New York City. The Buttonwood Agreement would be birthed as the golden calf of commerce, the bull of the New York Stock Exchange, but would be delivered, uprooted and cast in bronze.

The buttonwood tree is more familiar as the American sycamore. This memorial on Wall Street would come to represent the riches of a nation uprooted, overturned, judged and displayed in bronze: and yet another idol.
[End Excerpt]

When Cap, Pete and I got off the Subway, our first stop was Ground Zero. We saw the site of the new tower being built, and I was desirous of seeing the place where the sycamore was struck down, and I wanted to view the roots from the tree that were cast in bronze. I told Cap and Pete about this story, and we walked nearby to Saint Paul’s Chapel where the Sycamore was struck down. This church is very symbolic in that it is where George Washington was inaugurated as the first President of the United States. Washington, along with a number of men, spent a couple hours praying in the church after the inauguration, but one must question what God it was they prayed unto.

George Washington was a Freemason. His Masonic apron is visible to this day being on display at the Grand Lodge Museum at the Masonic Temple in Philadelphia.

George Washington’s Masonic Apron

This apron is filled with occult symbols. Notice at the very center of the apron is the Masonic compass and square. They appear as two triangles; one pointing up and one pointing down. These occult symbols are found everywhere that Satan has spread his occult beliefs. (Note that one meaning of the word occult is “to hide or obscure from view.” Satan hides the true meaning of his symbols behind counterfeit explanations.)

Notice the triangles, one pointing up and one pointing down in the following image.

This is a symbol found in Freemasonry called microprosposos/ macroprosposos. It symbolizes the god of light and god of reflections. Freemasonry is Luciferian. At the highest levels the members of Freemasonry understand this, but the lower levels are intentionally deceived as to the actual meaning of the symbols and rituals. The inverted triangles interposed on one another are seen in a myriad of symbols associated with Satan.

The above image is from a manual on magic. The four elements are symbolized by the triangles and when laid atop one another they form the six pointed star which sadly has become associated with Israel, being called the Star of David. There is no Biblical precedent for associating this symbol with either David or Israel, however, there is much precedent for associating it with Satan and the occult beliefs he has always spread among mankind.

Deuteronomy 4:19
And beware, lest you lift up your eyes to heaven and see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of heaven, and be drawn away and worship them and serve them…

Lucifer was called the morning star. He ever seeks to establish his worship among the earth. He even tempted Yahshua to bow down and worship him. How much more will he lead fallen men, either through deceit or enticement, to do the same?

Notice how this same symbol of the inverted triangles appears on the new Freedom Tower/One World Trade Center.

From any angle a person can see the image of the triangles pointing up and down. While at Saint Paul’s Chapel on Manhattan, the first of six churches I visited that day, I also noted another prominent Masonic symbol on the church grounds.

This obelisk (shaft of Bel/Baal) is a symbol widely found on the location of sites dedicated to some Satanic purpose. It is not likely coincidental that the One World Trade Center resembles an obelisk. It will greatly eclipse the largest obelisk found in America, which is the WASHINGTON Monument in Washington, DC.

Why is there so much Masonry associated with the name Washington? Beginnings are important. George Washington was the first President of the United States. It was important to Satan’s purposes that the first President be a Freemason. If you are unfamiliar with America’s Luciferian Foundations, I would recommend the following article.

The root of America as a nation was bad. Although there were many believing Christians in this nation, those involved in the formation of the government were Luciferian. The root was bad. This brings us back to the symbol of the sycamore tree that was stricken on the grounds of the very church where George Washington was inaugurated. The tree was uprooted, and someone was inspired to cast the roots in bronze, a metal denoting judgment.

It took some sleuthing, but Pete found out where the bronze roots were on display. They were up the road a ways at Trinity Church. Pete and I posed together there as Cap took our picture.

As you can tell, this was a large tree. When the towers fell, God struck down the sycamore at the very place where George Washington was inaugurated. New York City was the nation’s first capital. I was beginning to see why God had me begin my trip across the nation to warn the saints of the judgment to come by beginning here. Yet there is more. Not only did someone make a bronze cast of the roots, signifying that the roots of this nation were going to be plucked out and Yahweh’s judgment upon the roots exposed, but someone came up with a plan to replace the sycamore with a cedar.

[Begin excerpt
Two years after September 11th …a strange site was seen on Ground Zero, a crane, a different crane, was lowering a different object… the object was being lowered to a place where there had been a hole in the ground, it was being laid over the place where the fallen sycamore tree had been struck down…It would have been natural to replace the sycamore tree with a sycamore tree, but the Scripture says ‘we will replace it with an arez [cedar] tree…The object lowered was an arez tree, a conifer tree, the same as the cedar of Lebanon…

Cedar being placed at Saint Paul’s Chapel

Now that would be enough, but there’s actually more:
…In Hebrew parallelism…a verse is often matched with a verse that rhymes in thought and so it matches the fallen bricks and the fallen sycamore together and they were both found the day after 911 in the ruins.
And then there are the two others, which are the cedar tree and the hewn stone. They are together because they both are lowered by cranes, they both had a ceremony surrounding them… they both labeled these icons: one was called the “Freedom Stone,” the other was “The Tree of Hope.”
[At] the ceremony, as the tree was coming down to where the sycamore was, there was a clergyman there….he said:
We are gathered here today on holy ground. Ground hallowed by its witness to the dust, and death and destruction of September 11th. The ground is sanctified by our presence here as we dedicate this Tree of Hope in witness the divine within each of us. It replaces a sycamore tree destroyed on September 11th 2001 by the collapsing Towers…
Seven months later, the quarried stone came down on the ruins of Ground Zero….. two months after that was complete, there was a Presidential election and the Democratic candidate for Vice President was John Edwards. He was speaking in Washington DC at a gathering, it was September 11th, the third anniversary of the devastation. And since it was a prayer breakfast he chose a Scripture which he linked to the events of September 11th. These now are his words on September 11th [of 2004]. Listen:

Washington DC. “Good morning. Today on this day of remembrance and mourning, we have the Lord’s Word: [Listen] The bricks have fallen, but we will build – with dressed stones: the sycamores have been cut down, but we will put cedars in their place….’
He goes on to say: “Let me show you how we are building and putting cedars in those three hallowed places, the Towers, the Pentagon and the Field. Walk with me through this day and you will see that while those bricks fell and the sycamores cut down, our people are making those cedars rise.”
And he closed with,
“Each time that bell tolls it calls us to a greater purpose. To never forget: it calls us to always remember that when we walk together this day that the cedars will rise and the stones will go up.”
[End Excerpt]

People of God, history and Scriptures reveal to us that when Israel made this boast after having received a preliminary judgment from God, the judgments got much worse. Isaiah continues this passage with some very sobering words.

Isaiah 9:14-19
Yahweh cuts off head and tail from Israel, both palm branch and bulrush in a single day. The head is the elder and honorable man, and the prophet who teaches falsehood is the tail. For those who guide this people are leading them astray; and those who are guided by them are brought to confusion. Therefore the Lord does not take pleasure in their young men, nor does He have pity on their orphans or their widows; For every one of them is godless and an evildoer, and every mouth is speaking foolishness. In spite of all this His anger does not turn away, and His hand is still stretched out. For wickedness burns like a fire; It consumes briars and thorns; It even sets the thickets of the forest aflame, and they roll upward in a column of smoke. By the fury of Yahweh of hosts the land is burned up, and the people are like fuel for the fire; No man spares his brother.

Because America has repeated the error of Israel, boasting arrogantly when suffering the judgment of Yahweh, His fierce anger will not turn away. What is coming will be terrible indeed. So what should you do, knowing what is coming?

Zephaniah 2:3
Seek Yahweh, all you humble of the earth who have carried out His ordinances; Seek righteousness, seek humility. Perhaps you will be hidden in the day of the Lord’s anger.

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1 Comment

  1. John Shacklett

    August 6, 2011

    I was just in NYC today and passed by the bronze cast of the tree root. As I was passing by, I remembered that some time ago I had seen a photo of Brother Joseph standing by the metal cast of the roots.

    Then, I arrive home this evening, open my e-mail and there's the latest Parablesblog which leads me to re-read this article which includes the photo of Brother Joseph standing by the roots.

    Is that a confirmation or what? Judgment is truly coming to this land!


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