The Darkness Draws Nearer – Part Five

by | Apr 8, 2013

Joseph Herrin (04-08-2013)

I read the news to find out WHAT is happening, but I do not trust the media to tell me WHY something is happening. J.P. Morgan once made the following statement that I have quoted in previous writings.

“A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason.”

This is a caveat to bear in mind whenever one reads the news. Following is an excerpt from a news item appearing on the Christian Science Monitor’s site that calls for discernment.

‘Close your foreign accounts or be fired,’ Putin tells Russian officials

The Russian president ordered all state officials to declare assets and divest foreign-held funds, in an apparent effort to tighten the Kremlin’s controls and stem corruption.

Vladimir Putin and Student on Bus

By Fred Weir, Correspondent / April 3, 2013 at 11:20 am EDT

President Vladimir Putin has ordered all Russian officials to get rid of any bank accounts and financial securities they may hold abroad and bring them home to Russia by July 1, or face being fired.

The two decrees, suddenly and unexpectedly issued by Mr. Putin on Tuesday, will oblige all state officials to declare assets and divest foreign-held funds, and are seen by many experts as a potentially significant new impetus in the Kremlin’s declared struggle against corruption.       

The new rules will strike a blow at the practice of “offshorization,” in which cash earned in Russia is exported to overseas tax havens, as highlighted by the recent collapse of Cyprus as a key offshore zone for wealthy Russians. Analysts say that Russian officials, compelled to keep their money at home, will be more easily controlled by a Kremlin that has lately been cracking down on outside influences in a variety of ways, including forcing NGOs that obtain funding from abroad to self-declare as “foreign agents” to prohibiting US citizens from adopting Russian orphans.

If someone has bank accounts abroad, we give them three months to get rid of them,” Kremlin Chief of Staff Sergei Ivanov told reporters.

You can read the entire article at the link above. If you choose to do so, I encourage you to separate facts from the supplied reasons for the actions. Satan and his disciples are quite skilled at their job. Satan is a liar and the father of lies. The Bible declares him to be “the great deceiver who deceives the entire world.” He can be quite convincing, and his disciples are skilled in deceiving the masses and misleading the public about their true motives.

The facts of this news item are quite simple. Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, has told all Russian officials to withdraw their money from foreign banks by July 1st, 2013. These foreign banks are primarily located in Europe and America. They are based upon the Euro and the Dollar. These currencies are overseen by central banks (the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve) that have been running the printing presses at full speed for years. They have been creating massive amounts of fiat money while encouraging the national governments that use their currencies to borrow heavily. This is an unsustainable model, as was recently observed in Greece and Cyprus.

It seems that Vladimir Putin, and the global media that is controlled by a tight knit cabal of the world’s elite, have supplied the public with a “good” reason for Russian officials to withdraw their money from foreign banks by Julyb 1st, but the “real” reason has not been declared. One of the heaviest investors in Cypriot banks were Russians, including public officials and business interests that are tightly interconnected to the Russian government. When a similar collapse comes to the rest of the European Monetary Union, and to America, it would be prudent for Russian officials and oligarchs to limit their exposure to the collapse. If Putin “suddenly and unexpectedly” announced that all Russian officials must repatriate their money by July 1st while supplying no explanation, many would connect this action with the events in Cyprus and the threat of financial collapse spreading to other nations.

For my readers in America, those things occurring in Russia may seem far away and little related to events at home. Consider, however, what you would think if President Obama suddenly announced that all government officials in the United States must have all their money out of foreign banks, especially those in the European Union, by July 1st. Would not this raise suspicion about the true reason for his action?

Yahweh has given signs that Europe and America will collapse. One profound sign was the sudden sinking of the mammoth cruise ship Costa Concordia which occurred in January of 2012.

Costa Concordia

This ship was larger than the HMS Titanic. The sudden calamity that befell it serves as a parable of that which is coming to the nations. In blog posts at the time I pointed out that the various deck levels of this ship were named after European nations.

Deck Plan of the Foundered Ship

It is not difficult to discern the parable in this event. Even the secular media was able to discern a relationship between this news event and the fragile condition of Europe’s financial system.

The above cartoon features the leaders of France and Germany talking to one another, while Monti, who is Italian, is about to fall into the water. America is in the same perilous condition (the Costa Concordia was owned jointly by American and European interests).

My counsel is to ignore what the politicians say, while watching closely what they do. This news story reporting that Russian officials are to have withdrawn their money from all foreign accounts by July 1st is one that should cause people to sit up and take notice.

The collapse is a planned event. America’s people were betrayed in 1913 when the Federal Reserve act was passed. We now stand one hundred years removed from that event. Will we see the fruit of this insidious act reach its ultimate conclusion in 2013 as the dollar collapses and a New World Order is ushered in with the implementation of a global central bank and a world currency? The Illuminati loves the image of the Phoenix. It symbolizes a new world order arising out of the ashes of the old. Only by collapsing the present nation-based government and financial systems can a world government and global financial system arise.

Yahweh has been giving His people many warnings of that which is to come. Yahshua instructed His disciples to be “wise as serpents, yet harmless as doves.” We live in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation. I am persuaded that the prudent path for the disciples of Christ is to be as little entangled with this world system as possible.

II Timothy 2:3-8
Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Yahshua. No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier… Consider what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.

I Corinthians 7:29-31
But this I say, brethren, the time has been shortened, so that from now on those who have wives should be as though they had none; and those who weep, as though they did not weep; and those who rejoice, as though they did not rejoice; and those who buy, as though they did not possess; and those who use the world, as though they did not make full use of it; for the form of this world is passing away.

If your treasures are on this earth, you will suffer much loss. Satan will use the impoverization of the world to enslave the masses. This is what is being done in Cyprus. The global bankers are robbing the Cypriot account holders of their funds. The middle class is being destroyed. In the end there will be only two classes; the super-wealthy and those living on a subsistence basis. If you are trying to protect a comfortable, middle-class lifestyle, you will suffer much loss. The apostle Paul exhorted Timothy with the words, “Having food and covering, with these we shall be content.”

Yahweh is permitting these experiences to come to the world to purify His church. John, the beloved disciple, wrote:

I John 2:15-17
Do not love the world, nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. And the world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God abides forever.

Yahshua stated that no man can serve both God and mammon (wealth, materialism). Yet, the people of God have been trying to do so. In the coming financial collapse and economic turmoil, many Christians will suffer great material loss. How much better it would be for them to yield all they possess to Christ to be disposed of as His Spirit would direct them.

Luke 14:33
“So therefore, no one of you can be My disciple who does not give up all that he possesses.”

To the rich, young ruler, Yahshua declared.

Mark 10:21
“One thing you lack: go and sell all you possess, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”

It is far better to voluntarily surrender your material possessions to Yahweh to be used as He directs, for there is reward in doing so. If you wait until the banks collapse and your wealth is taken from you, you will receive no reward. You will also lack the confidence that Yahweh will provide for all your needs in coming days. In the audio message titled Compassion’s Silver Lining, I have shared many Scriptures where Yahweh gives promises to those who care for the poor and needy that He will care for them in the day of their distress.

Proverbs 21:13
He who shuts his ear to the cry of the poor will also cry himself and not be answered.

Proverbs 28:27
He who gives to the poor will never want, but he who shuts his eyes will have many curses.

Proverbs 19:17
He who is gracious to a poor man lends to Yahweh, and He will repay him.

Proverbs 14:21
Happy is he who is gracious to the poor.

Ezekiel 16:49-51
“Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had arrogance, abundant food, and careless ease, but she did not help the poor and needy. Thus they were haughty and committed abominations before Me. Therefore I removed them when I saw it.”

America is Sodom. That should be quite apparent as the President of the nation is pressing continuously to promote the spread and adoption of a homosexual lifestyle. Yet, the church in America is also Sodom. She is aptly described by the words above recorded by the prophet Ezekiel.

My counsel to the people of God as they see dark days approaching is NOT the conventional wisdom of the world, nor that of a worldly church. I cannot tell you to invest in silver and gold, to purchase a retreat in the mountains, or stock up supplies for years to come. Yahweh may instruct you to do some practical things to prepare, yet, the surest way to meet the coming days of economic collapse, civil unrest, and distress is to surrender all you possess to Yahshua, giving freely to the poor and needy, thereby insuring that Yahweh will be attentive to your cries in your day of need.

What great confidence will be the portion of those who surrendered all they have to be used of the Lord as He directs! Such ones can in coming days say, “Yahweh, I gave freely and generously to those in need. I had compassion on the destitute and hungry. I fed the homeless, and cared for the widow and the orphan. I entreat you now to remember me in my time of need. You have promised that in giving to the poor I have lent my money and substance to You, and You will repay me.”

People of God, your money is not safe in the banks of men. This will be proven in days not far off. Only that which is devoted to God and used at His direction will be safe. Yahweh will be surety for it. Think of it this way. The man or woman who sells their possessions, yields up their comfortable life, and gives all they possess to Yahweh for His use, are not throwing away their money and resources. They are reinvesting it. They are taking it out of this world system of finance and materialism and placing it on deposit with Yahweh in His kingdom. Yahweh will not squander what it entrusted to Him, or defraud any man. He will be faithful to make His resources available when His people are in need. He will open the doors of His storehouses when His people call to Him. There are no bank holidays in the kingdom of heaven.

I can face coming days with confidence, not because I have made earthly provision (though I have done that which Yahweh directed me to do). My confidence is based upon Yahweh’s faithfulness. He has promised that He will repay that which I have sowed into the lives of others. I have not hoarded money or goods. Whenever I have received material supply, I have asked Yahweh with whom He would have me share it.

Isaiah 58:6-9
“Is this not the fast which I choose… Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into the house; When you see the naked, to cover him; And not to hide yourself from your own flesh? Then your light will break out like the dawn, and your recovery will speedily spring forth; And your righteousness will go before you; The glory of Yahweh will be your rear guard.  Then you will call, and Yahweh will answer; You will cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’”

The darkness is drawing near. Your opportunity to yield all you possess to Yahshua, to give generously to the poor and needy, is rapidly coming to an end. Soon, the wealth of Christians will be plundered by evil men. Heed the counsel of Yahshua and “make friends  by means of the mammon of unrighteousness; that when it fails, [you] may be received into eternal dwellings” (Luke 16:9). Yahweh will have a place prepared for His humble, selfless, and generous servants in the days ahead. Act now that He might receive you into His dwelling place.

Revelation 12:6
And the woman fled into the wilderness where she had a place prepared by God, so that there she might be nourished for one thousand two hundred and sixty days.

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

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  1. Unknown

    Jesus said,"..these things must take place." (Matthew 24)
    He made the heaven and the earth because He's the Creator and Owner. He's in control.


  2. ray

    this is good counsel

    dont be panicked and led astray by investing in gold, silver or other nonsense

    instead invest in each other

    this is the EXACT time to do the opposite of what the World is doing (self-concern, fear) and share resources with the poor and needy, they are your insurance policy

    you will NOT get thru what's coming w/o God's sheltering, you must STAND OUT before heavnen's eyes in your generosity with money, witnessing, housing — whatever Yah has provisioned you for sharing

    as joseph notes, the sinking/disabling of luxury cruise ships (= babylon) is a direct warning about where the national Ship of Selfishness is headed

    "Only by collapsing the present nation-based government and financial systems can a world government and global financial system arise."

    babel was the forerunner consolidation — of money, languages, and occult practices

    modern banking springs from the same demonic sources, via the templars and luciferianism — having corrupted himself in luxuries by mercantilism and avarice, as Scripture testifies

    spiritual princes sit over the nations, so as the sovereignty of those geophysical nations decreases, so does the relative authority of each prince (i.e. to affect his own nation's policy and future)

    … leading, especially under duress/crisis conditions, to a single global leader (the profane nations) under a single spiritual authority (satan)

    joseph has offered a simple and profitable guide to divestment from babylon, both why and how


    This is in response to Ray's post but I grateful if Josepth would give his opintion too. The question is: How and Why does Satan have so much power in the physical realm and spiritual realm.

    If a 3rd of the angels fell with him then they cant be good natured so how does Satan keep them in check? Is it because he was the only cherub to fall and being a cherub is more powerful than the other angels? He is called the God of this world – how did he aquire that title and given that there are other power principalities, powers etc how does satan maintain his position at the top of the pyramid?


  4. Joseph Herrin

    Hello Mark,

    Thank you for writing. To answer your questions, I would begin by citing two scripture passages.

    II Peter 2:10-11
    Daring, self-willed, they do not tremble when they revile angelic majesties, whereas angels who are greater in might and power do not bring a reviling judgment against them before the Lord.

    Jude 8-9
    Yet in the same manner these men, also by dreaming, defile the flesh, and reject authority, and revile angelic majesties. But Michael the archangel, when he disputed with the devil and argued about the body of Moses, did not dare pronounce against him a railing judgment, but said, "The Lord rebuke you."

    Notice that in both of these passages the writers refer to Satan and the angels who fell with him as "angelic majesties." These beings were endowed with positions of power and authority by Yahweh. Ezekiel 28:14 describes Satan as an "anointed cherubim." This was an exceedingly high calling and position of honor and authority.

    What some Christians fail to recognize is that "the gifts and callings of God are without repentance." That is to say, those who are anointed by God remain anointed until such a time as Yahweh exacts final judgment upon them. Let me give an example to illustrate this point.

    Saul was anointed by Yahweh to be the first king of Israel. After some time Saul began manifesting stubbornness and pride, and God pronounced judgment upon him. Yahweh told Saul that his position as king was going to be given to another who was better than he.

    Saul did some truly heinous things. He ordered an entire city of priests to be slaughtered. He consulted a medium. He also persecuted God's anointed, David. Despite the fact that God had pronounced judgment on Saul, and despite the fact that Saul was actively persecuting the people of God, this man was still God's anointed.

    On two occasions Yahweh delivered Saul into David's hands. In both cases David's men urged him to slay Saul, but David refused. He said, "Who can raise his hand against Yahweh's anointed and be without guilt." David recognized that although Saul was a fallen king in many regards, he was still the anointed of the Lord.

    Saul in many ways parallels Satan. Saul was described as a handsome man and taller from the shoulders up than any man in Israel. So too was Lucifer described as "perfect in beauty," and he was accorded a very lofty position. Satan fell into transgression and Yahweh pronounced judgment on him. This judgment has not yet been fully carried out. Satan is a fallen angelic majesty, but he remains an angelic majesty.

    I believe the fallen angels maintain that same hierarchy that Yahweh established among them before their fall. Yahweh elevated Satan above the other angels, and he continues in this position. The archangel Michael addressed Satan as one who remained an angelic majesty.

    I hope this answer helps you to perceive the answers to your questions.

  5. ray

    hi Joseph —

    "I believe the fallen angels maintain that same hierarchy that Yahweh established among them before their fall."

    yes, even to the "captains of tens"

    "Yahweh elevated Satan above the other angels, and he continues in this position. The archangel Michael addressed Satan as one who remained an angelic majesty."


    Satan is the "most brilliant creation" of God — the single entity endowed with the greatest intellect, gifts, powers

    so, an anointed glory before the LORD, and not for us to unanoint

    Satan does not rule, nor have legal authority, over the unfallen angels, but he does have influence of varying degrees and kinds over them, and of course regularly accuses angels and men before God

    it is rather like living in the ancient world, in a smallish house with many brothers, under semi-martial law

    because Father does not intervene directly in household affairs, the eldest brother has a type of familial authority, and concomitant, intimate influence

    the Tribes gathering against him, and against his world systems, do not rebel against God by doing so, but proceed in due process



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