The Darkness Draws Nearer – Part Four

by | Apr 3, 2013

Joseph Herrin (04-03-2013)

Matthew 7:20
“So then, you will know them by their fruits.”

It does not take a prophet to discern what is shortly to occur in America. All that is required is that one observe what the government is doing. If one will completely disregard all rhetoric, and judge according to the actions being taken by America’s government, it becomes evident that America will soon experience her second Civil War.

If one does attend to prophecy, they will find that the future of America has also been foreshadowed through many signs. The recent Super Bowl serves as one such sign. It featured two brothers as head coaches of the opposing teams. Such an occurrence has never happened previously in the history of the Super Bowl. Remarkably, an interview was conducted with these two brothers that featured them visiting Gettysburg, one of the bloodiest battlefields of the American Civil War.

I have written about what was symbolized by the recent Super Bowl and what is foreshadowed for America in the following blog posts.

Yahweh is providing signs in the heavens to further attest to that which is coming. Even as the Great Comet of 1861 was given as a heavenly harbinger of America’s first Civil War, astronomers are anticipating the appearance of another great comet in the final quarter of this year 2013. If you have not read about comet ISON you can find my post on this heavenly body here:

In this post I will make mention of events that any person can observe and evaluate to discern those very dire and calamitous events for which America’s government is making preparations. Let me begin with an excerpt from Forbes Magazine, which is NOT regarded as a conspiracy theory forum.

1.6 Billion Rounds Of Ammo For Homeland Security? It’s Time For A National Conversation

The Denver Post, on February 15th, ran an Associated Press article entitled “Homeland Security aims to buy 1.6b rounds of ammo,” so far to little notice.  It confirmed that the Department of Homeland Security has issued an open purchase order for 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. As reported elsewhere, some of this purchase order is for hollow-point rounds, forbidden by international law for use in war, along with a frightening amount specialized for snipers. Also reported elsewhere, at the height of the Iraq War the Army was expending less than 6 million rounds a month.  Therefore 1.6 billion rounds would be enough to sustain a hot war for 20+ years.  In America.

Add to this perplexing outré purchase of ammo, DHS now is showing off its acquisition of heavily armored personnel carriers, repatriated from the Iraqi and Afghani theaters of operation.  As observed by “paramilblogger” Ken Jorgustin last September:

    [T]he Department of Homeland Security is apparently taking delivery (apparently through the  Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico VA, via the manufacturer – Navistar Defense LLC) of an undetermined number of the recently retrofitted 2,717 ‘Mine Resistant Protected’ MaxxPro MRAP vehicles for service on the streets of the United States.”

    These MRAP’s ARE BEING SEEN ON U.S. STREETS all across America by verified observers with photos, videos, and descriptions.”

    Regardless of the exact number of MRAP’s being delivered to DHS (and evidently some to POLICE via DHS, as has been observed), why would they need such over-the-top vehicles on U.S. streets to withstand IEDs, mine blasts, and 50 caliber hits to bullet-proof glass? In a war zone… yes, definitely. Let’s protect our men and women. On the streets of America… ?”

    “They all have gun ports… Gun Ports? In the theater of war, yes. On the streets of America…?

    Seriously, why would DHS need such a vehicle on our streets?”

The writers who contributed to this article on Forbes Magazine’s website are not prophets. They are likely not even Christians. Yet they are able to observe what is occurring and understand that evil things are portended. Yahweh has spoken through his prophets that these days were coming to America. As far back as 1992 David Wilkerson shared a vision he had of tanks rolling through the streets of America’s cities, and New York City being lit with a thousand fires.

David Wilkerson had accurately discerned the mind of the Lord before. I am fully persuaded that this godly man was appointed as a prophet to America. He shares in the following words how the Father revealed to the people at Times Square Church to prepare their hearts before the towers were destroyed on 9-11.

On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City were destroyed. Five days later, as I was preparing this message, I looked out the window of my study in our 30th-floor apartment. Huge clouds of smoke were still smoldering from the ruins. They rose from the rubble and drifted out over the Hudson River, passing above the Statue of Liberty.

The following Sunday, just before I preached this message at Times Square Church, I wept at the sight of the utter devastation. I pleaded with God for mercy: mercy for the grieving families who lost loved ones. Mercy for the workers still digging through the rubble, hoping to locate survivors, but finding only corpses and severed body parts. Mercy for all the police officers, fire fighters and volunteers, who wept openly over the indescribable horrors they saw.

Our church was allowed to set up a relief tent at ground zero of the disaster. Ministry leaders and volunteers from our congregation worked tirelessly around the clock, helping to feed and encourage the weary workers.

Six weeks prior to the disaster, the Holy Spirit forewarned our pastoral staff that a calamity was coming. We had scheduled several major events for the weeks ahead, including our Missions Conference and Youth Convention. But God’s Spirit prompted us to cancel them all. Instead, we felt stirred to call our congregation to prayer.

We decided to hold prayer meetings four nights a week. From the very beginning, each meeting was marked by an awesome stillness that settled over the congregation. We sat quietly in the Lord’s presence, often without a sound, for up to an hour, followed by soft weeping and heartrending repentance. In one meeting, I had to steady my knees with my hands, to keep them from trembling in God’s awesome presence.

During this visitation from the Lord, the Holy Ghost revealed there was a reason for the weeping in our hearts. We were being so moved because a tragedy was coming. A severe calamity was coming to the nation. And even though we didn’t know what it was, our hearts were stirred to intercede concerning it.

Then suddenly, the calamity struck. And it hit not only our city, but the nation’s capital. One network anchor declared, “Think of it, our two symbols of power and prosperity have been smitten in one hour.” Little did he know, he was quoting Revelation 18:10: “Alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour is thy judgment come.”

Brother Wilkerson then proceeds to share a warning of further calamities to come to this nation.

Deep in my spirit, I hear the Lord saying, “I’ve prospered you above all nations. Yet, for years you’ve persisted in worshiping idols of gold and silver. I’ve endured your shameless sensuality, your mockery of holy things, your shedding of innocent blood, your tireless efforts to remove me from your society. Now time is running out for you.

“I’ve sent you prophet after prophet, watchman after watchman. You’ve been warned again and again. Yet still you won’t open your eyes to your wicked ways. Now I’ve stricken you, in hopes of saving you. I want to heal your land, to destroy your enemies, to bring you back into my blessing. But you don’t have eyes to see it.”

If God wouldn’t spare other nations that have outlawed him, why would he spare America? He’ll judge us even as he judged Sodom, Rome, Greece and every other culture that has turned its back on him…

What will be our nation’s fate if we reject God’s call to turn wholly to him? What will happen if abortions continue and fetuses are used for research…if we keep erasing our Savior’s name from American history…if we rebuild all things bigger and better, only to enrich ourselves more…if we rely on our armed might rather than on God for power?

Isaiah describes what happens to every nation that rejects God and boasts of its own greatness: “Wickedness burneth as the fire…they shall mount up like the lifting up of smoke. Through the wrath of the Lord of hosts is the land darkened, and the people shall be as the fuel of the fire: no man shall spare his brother. And he shall snatch on the right hand, and be hungry…they shall eat every man the flesh of his own arm” (Isaiah 9:18-20).

Devouring fires will rise to the heavens. Darkness will cover the land. The economy will be hit with a staggering blow. And there will be disunity in the nation, in communities, in neighborhoods, in families. People will look out only for themselves, in a desperate fight to survive. And God help you if you come near them.

I was given a prophetic message nine years ago, and I delivered it at Times Square Church on September 7, 1992. Let me share it with you now:

“This warning is not meant to scare you. It’s meant only for you to take to the Lord and pray. This is what I believe God has shown me”:

“Thirty days of chastisement will fall on New York City such as the world has never seen. God is going to let down the walls. There will be unimaginable violence and looting. The violence will be so ferocious, it will shock the whole world. Our streets will be lined not just with the National Guard but with militia”.

“A thousand fires will burn at the same time throughout the city. The Los Angeles fires were confined to a few sections of that city, but New York will be ablaze in all its boroughs. Times Square will be ablaze, and the flames will ascend into heaven and be seen for miles. Fire trucks will not be able to handle it all”.

“Trains and buses will be shut down. Billions of dollars will be lost. Broadway shows will stop completely. Businesses will flee the city in an unstoppable hemorrhage. Such things are expected in Third World countries, but not in a civilized nation like the United States. Yet, in not too long a time afterward, New York City will go completely bankrupt. The Queen City will be cast into the dirt, becoming a city of poverty.”

I encourage you to read the entire word posted by brother Wilkerson at the link above. David Wilkerson believed these things were not far off, that he would see them in his lifetime. Indeed, if his life had not been suddenly cut-off in an automobile crash in 2011, he well may have lived to see those things that are coming. I believe it was an act of grace that this man who had spoken truth faithfully for decades, who had served humbly among the addicts and prostitutes of New York, and who had witnessed so much sorrow, was spared having to live through the coming days.

Like myself, brother Wilkerson utilized an Internet blog post to encourage, warn, instruct, and comfort the body of Christ. The very last blog post he wrote contained the following words.

To those going through the valley and shadow of death, hear this word: Weeping will last through some dark, awful nights—and in that darkness you will soon hear the Father whisper, ‘I am with you. I cannot tell you why right now, but one day it will all make sense. You will see it was all part of my plan. It was no accident. It was no failure on your part. Hold fast. Let me embrace you in your hour of pain.’

I believe these words were also prophetic. Yahweh was speaking through this humble servant one last time to prepare the flock he loved so much for the coming calamitous days. There are “dark, awful nights” coming. Satan too knows that great darkness is at hand, for he is the chief architect of the evil that is coming. He has been broadcasting this fact through his own form of twisted prophecy as he has utilized the Hollywood film industry that he controls to announce what is to come. Movies such as The Dark Knight (Night) Rises, Zero Dark Thirty, and the soon to be released Into Darkness,  are all testifying of the hour that is at hand.

For years Satan’s disciples who control commerce, industry, and government, have been setting things in order. They have been laying plans for their ultimate subjugation of mankind, and the annihilation of BILLIONS of people from the earth. Of that hour Yahshua has testified the following:

Mark 13:19-20
“For those days will be a time of tribulation such as has not occurred since the beginning of the creation which God created, until now, and never shall. And unless the Lord had shortened those days, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect whom He chose, He shortened the days.”  

The church has been led into ease and slumber. They are carelessly unprepared for that which is even now at the door. Lies, and deceiving doctrines of a rapture that will take them off of this planet before tribulation begins, have led to much carelessness and sin. Yet Yahshua states that it is “for the sake of the elect” that the days of tribulation will be shortened. The people of God will be present during these days. The testimony of Daniel must be fulfilled.

Daniel 12:9-10
And he said, “Go your way, Daniel, for these words are concealed and sealed up until the end time. Many will be purged, purified and refined; but the wicked will act wickedly, and none of the wicked will understand, but those who have insight will understand.” 

There is a period of fiery purification that stands between the people of God and the appearing of Christ. Many prophets have foretold of the hour before us.

Daniel 11:32-35
Those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits. And those of the people who understand shall instruct many; yet for many days they shall fall by sword and flame, by captivity and plundering. Now when they fall, they shall be aided with a little help; but many shall join with them by intrigue. And some of those of understanding shall fall, to refine them, purify them, and make them white, until the time of the end…

The evidence of the great evil that Satan and his disciples are planning is everywhere about us. In past posts I compiled lists of some of the actions that have been taken by America’s government to prepare for martial law, arrest of citizens, unending detention without due recourse of law, the restriction of travel and communication, the confiscation of personal property, the absolute control of the nation’s food supply, communications systems, and transportation, and the deployment of military and armed civilian corps to exert a draconian control over all people of the nation.

A few months ago I wrote a post titled 2013 – Year of Acceleration.

The first quarter of this year has truly seen an acceleration of the plans of the enemy. The government is not only massively arming a national police force to carry forth oppression of the citizens of the nation, but they are pressing furiously on all quarters to remove from the people the ability to defend themselves, or to wage war against a tyrannical government. Please do not misunderstand me. I am NOT advocating armed resistance. I am sharing what I see coming that Yahweh’s people might be discerning of the hour in which they live. I have set forth the mind of Christ on the subject of gun ownership and armed resistance in the following posts:

I am going to provide a number of links to news articles, commentaries, and videos that provide clear evidence of the things that are coming. Before I do, I want to share the following.

Back in 1999 the Father told me to begin using my first name which is Joseph. Up until then I had been called by my middle name which is Bradley (Brad). The Spirit told me that my name was appointed to me and was symbolic of Yahweh’s calling on my life. I understood that there would be experiences in my life that would find a parallel to the son of Jacob whose name was Joseph.

Joseph was given the understanding of signs and symbols. He was able to interpret dreams. The dreams he interpreted related to things which were to come, and the impact future events would have on individuals and nations. Joseph was able to tell Pharaoh’s baker and cupbearer what was shortly to occur in their lives. Two years later Joseph was called before Pharaoh and informed him of things which would shortly take place. Joseph was able to give Pharaoh divine counsel regarding how to prepare.

Yahweh has granted to me discernment of mysteries, enigmas, and parables that are found in the Scriptures and in current events. He has shown me the meaning of signs in the earth and signs in the heavens. He has directed me to share these things with His people. He has given me understanding to tell them how to prepare.

I do not share this information to magnify myself. Rather, I disclose it that you might understand that this message of calamitous days being near at hand comes from God. He is the source. Even as Joseph acknowledged that there was nothing special about him that made him better or more wise than other men, I too acknowledge that the ability to see spiritual truth in contemporary signs and events is a gift from Yahweh.

Genesis 41:15-16
And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I have had a dream, but no one can interpret it; and I have heard it said about you, that when you hear a dream you can interpret it.” Joseph then answered Pharaoh, saying, “It is not in me; God will give Pharaoh a favorable answer.”

Yahweh would have me to share with His people those things that are coming that they too, like Pharaoh, might make themselves ready for that which is shortly to transpire on the earth. The chief preparation is spiritual. Storehouses of corn and grain will not see the people of God through the coming days of tribulation. A vibrant, living faith; a sensitivity to the voice of the Spirit; and an attitude of surrender and obedience to the will of Yahweh are what is needed.

I will be sharing further about what you can do to prepare for the coming days of tribulation in future posts. For now, I am providing the following resources that you might be fully persuaded of the lateness of the hour and that which is soon to befall the nations.

Democrats Push Bill to Require Gun Insurance

Cyprus – Pattern for Other Nations
Key Quotes from the following link:

Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem is the president of the Eurogroup – an organization of eurozone finance ministers that was instrumental in putting together the Cyprus “deal” – and he has said publicly that what has just happened in Cyprus will serve as a blueprint for future bank bailouts.  What that means is that when the chips are down, they are going to come after YOUR money…

And as I wrote about the other day, the Finance Minister of New Zealand is proposing that bank account holders in his nation should be required to “take a haircut” if any banks in his nation fail.

They are telling us what they plan to do.

They are telling us that they plan to raid all of our bank accounts when the global financial system fails…

And don’t think that this kind of thing can never happen in the United States.

One of the key players that was pushing the idea of a “wealth tax” in Cyprus was the IMF.  And everyone knows that the IMF is heavily dominated by the United States.  In fact, the headquarters of the IMF is located right in the heart of Washington D.C. not too far from the White House.  When I worked in D.C. I would walk by the IMF headquarters quite a bit.

So if the United States thought that confiscating money from bank accounts was a great idea in Cyprus, why wouldn’t they implement such a thing here under similar circumstances?

More links on the same subject.

FEMA Internment Camps!/24133/0/0/0/Y/M.html?morestories=obinsite

U.S. Preparing for War Against the People

Christian Persecution in America Increasing

Insight Into the NWO

Luke 21:28
“Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”

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  1. Marcel

    And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.
    Revelation 12

    I was reminded twice this week about the need for us to already be dead to this world and our life hidden in Christ.

    And fear not them that kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul; but rather fear Him that is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
    Matthew 10

  2. ray

    right Marcel, and also, at this unique moment in time we each have an opportunity tangibly to war for Jeshua against satan, by His blood and by our fidelity to truth, in works

    God is offering us a great gift, no other people at any time in all the future will get this chance — to participate (however humbly) in the defeat Christ's enemies, and to help form Christ's eternal temple, our deeds and hearts

    whether for individual or nation, this is also the worst possible moment in time to be outside Jeshua

  3. no debt

    I believe that what happened on 9-11 was definitely intended to hurt the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. My problem is that there is confusion in the mix. Can you give a coherent evidential response to how God was a part of this huge lie? Is He just using Satan for His ends?
    There is much evidence that what happened there was an "inside job" because it is a fact that those planes didn't bring down the towers, the jets fuel doesn't burn hot enough let alone long enough. One is Major General Albert "Bert" Stubblebine III. Another is Dr. Judy Wood and her book, "Where did the towers go?" One has observed, "It is in those photos that one begins to visually see the picture that Wood is putting together in her incredibly important book. For instance, did you know that the most “long-lived hurricane” of the 2001 Atlantic hurricane season – Hurricane Erin(1) – was just off the coast of the northeastern U.S. and yet no one was talking about this hurricane, at the time, at all. Weather reports and maps on the day of Sept. 11, 2001 do not reference this hurricane, even though it was on track to hit the New York area. Why was Hurricane Erin virtually ignored, despite the fact that it was a Category 3 storm and was rapidly approaching a highly-populated area – until it inexplicably veered north /northeast on 9/11." Anyone can google the General and is Judy Woods website.
    (1)Irish Look up Irish at
    c.1200, Irisce, from stem of Old English Iras "inhabitant of Ireland," from Old Norse irar, ultimately from Old Irish Eriu (accusative Eirinn, Erinn) "Erin," which is from Old Celtic *Iveriu (accusative *Iverionem, ablative *Iverione), perhaps from PIE *pi-wer- "fertile," literally "fat," from root *peie- "to be fat, swell" (see fat (adj.)).

    Meaning "temper, passion" is 1834, American English (first attested in writings of Davy Crockett), from the legendary pugnacity of Irish people. Irish-American is from 1832; Irish coffee is from 1950. Wild Irish (late 14c.) originally were those not under English rule; Black Irish in reference to those of Mediterranean appearance is from 1888.

    John Trevor

  4. Joseph Herrin

    Hello John,

    I do have a post on this topic.

    Blowing the Trumpet

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


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