Joseph Herrin (11-11-2013)
Following are some sobering parables from very recent experiences in my life and in the life of a brother in Christ who resides in Canada. You may remember some weeks back that I posted a testimony by this brother whose name is Brian Klumpenhouwer. He wrote about his German Shepherd dog named Stallone who was very sick due to the name brand dog food he was eating. You can find that earlier writing at the following link:
Brian wrote me and shared that Stallone was struck by a car and killed a couple days ago. Although in one regard this is a tragic loss of a beautiful animal that was loved by its owners, Yahweh has also used this experience to provide a sober message regarding what lies ahead for His people. I am going to share Brian’s testimony as he wrote it. I will follow this by sharing the parable I have discerned in my fall from my bike and my broken ribs, and the message the Father is speaking to me about changes that are coming. Brian shared with me that he wrote the first part 11 days ago on Halloween day, but was not released by the Father to send it to me. When his dog was later struck and killed he understood the reason for the delay. Here is Brian’s full account.
I am writing you today to relay some events that are further witnesses of things occurring right now. Today, (Oct 31, 2013) was a wet, cold day here. I had planned on doing some outdoor work in the afternoon at home after work. Because of the weather, I decided to accompany my wife to Brockville where she had to do a couple hours of work for a client. After dropping her off I did some errands and then had some time to fill until she was done working.
As I was driving through town I thought I would go down to the water to eat my lunch which I had with me. While headed that way I felt the Lord tell me to go to a specific park along the St. Lawrence River. This was the same spot he directed me to in January of 2009 while I was on a 21 day fast. As I stood on the shore of the river at that time I was reminded of Daniel who had fasted 21 days and was standing on the shore of the great river Hiddekel (Tigris).
(View of the U.S. from Canada, across the St. Lawrence)
Today, as I stood on the shore of “The Mighty St Lawrence” and was looking out over the water, I felt the Lord ask me, what do you see? I looked out across the river and said “I see the U.S.A..” He said, “What else do you see?” I looked again and saw all the trees along America’s shoreline in their orange and red colors and said “I see fall.”
Then he spoke this to me, “America is in her fall season, and you will surely see her fall. Many of her people will cross this water in search of refuge. Will you help those whom I direct you to help?” My heart was heavy as I affirmed my willingness to do whatever He wanted. It occurred to me that when Daniel stood on the bank of the river that day so long ago that it was then that he received the vision of the angel who proceeded to tell him of the fall of the empire of his day (Daniel 10).
(Pavilion where I had lunch looking at the river)
I was cold and wet and was going to go back to sit in my car to eat my lunch, but felt a strong presence of the Lord with me. I grabbed my lunch and went under the cover of a pavilion overlooking the river. Out of the rain but not warm, I sat on a picnic table and ate lunch as He continued to show me things. I noticed a change on the docks since the last time I had been here. There was a gate barring entry halfway down the dock with a sign reading “Private – Authorized Personnel Only.” This has always been a dock owned by the park and used by the public. I knew this was another sign of the times, that the freedoms previously enjoyed by the public were being restricted. These docks are filled with pleasure craft during the summer season, but were now completely desolate. This too was a sign, that this season of the fall of America is the end of the season of pleasure. The gates also appear to be barring entry to the U.S., and show her attempts to seal her borders, though as you can see it would take very little to get around this gate.
I also observed two more signs on the shore which also spoke to that which is at hand.
This Equipment Is For Emergency Use Only
In Case Of Emergency Call 911
Caution – Unsupervised Waterfront
America will be unable to supervise her waterfront (protect her coastline) in this season of her fall, against that which is coming. She will be calling 911, but no help will come. Believers in America will be resting on Psalm 91:1 and the Almighty will answer.
Psalms 91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
As I left the park and drove back through town I still had that unsettled heavy feeling. This being Halloween everywhere I looked I saw people on the sidewalks and driving their cars dressed up in costumes. It seemed the current theme was one of complete darkness as all I saw were witches, zombies and devils. It truly felt like I was surrounded by the beast nature manifesting itself in people everywhere. I remember when I was younger that Halloween was at least celebrated with some lighter costume characters like Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. (This seems so long ago now.)
Joseph, as I was contemplating all this I felt the Lord speak this to me about your recent accident. Your fall on the bicycle was another parable of America’s fall. This puzzled me because I couldn’t see how you fit into that picture. However, the Lord showed me that many of His people around the world are going through many different things, in a sense foreshadowing what is to befall their nations in much the same way the prophets of old played out a prophetic picture of what was coming to ancient Israel. This reminded me of Ezekiel lying on his left side for three hundred and ninety days and on his right side for forty days to bear the iniquity of Israel and Judah in the prophetic parable of Ezekiel 4.
That you were moving along quickly on your bicycle with Champ pulling you, speaks to how America moves forward in the world with great confidence. Her vehicle is her government, the two wheeled, two party system, Republican and Democrat, each moving the nation forward in tandem. Once again the dog, man’s best friend, is a type of the beast nature, the abode of demons, and America has been the CHAMPion of the world. Her maturing beast nature is now pulling her forward more quickly, rushing headlong for the sand trap ahead. The leading wheel (current party in power), suddenly sinking into the sand and bringing down the whole nation in a moment is what Jesus warned about.
Matthew 7:26-27 And every one that heareth these words of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand: and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and smote upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall thereof.
Every one that heareth these words of mine, and doeth them not.
This is a description of America’s leaders today. There has been warning after warning as the words of Christ have been spoken to the nation and her leaders. I’m thinking even recently of Jonathan Cahn’s message at the inaugural prayer breakfast this past January, and even more recently the words spoken in the House of Representatives by Diane Reidy which appear to have fallen on deaf ears and hard hearts. The rain, floods, and winds are coming in greater and greater measure upon this nation and great will be the fall.
The injuries you sustained are a testament to the pain coming to the nation. She will be in a state of vulnerability and unable to protect her borders. There will be no rest for her as she will find no way to be comfortable in this time. This will be a time of great distress.
(I do not believe the U.S. is more wicked than Canada. I am aware that Canada and the U.S. are much the same in many ways and that Canada has even led the way in many immoralities. I believe that much of the judgement that is coming to the U.S. is also going to fall on Canada, but that America holds the position of world leader and is the one nation able to affect the course of the world unlike any other. Therefore her accountability is more prominent and her fall more severe. This word of judgement is not new, but yet sent to stand as another witness as to what the Lord is speaking at this time.)
As I ate my lunch under that pavilion today, I saw a picture of the many people who would be on the move, seeking a safe place, having to eat on the run in the cold and damp. However, I was comforted by this scripture that came to mind.
1 Timothy 6:7-8 For we brought nothing into the world, for neither can we carry anything out; but having food and covering we shall be therewith content.
The believers have the promises of God to sustain them in this day. Those who have already given everything to Christ cannot suffer loss. I was grateful in that moment for the cover over me and the food in front of me. As I thanked him, the cold didn’t feel so cold anymore, and the food was good.
More Pain and Suffering in another Parable
I delayed sending you what I wrote above on Oct 31st, as I felt I was to wait, but did not know why. This past Thursday night, one week later, another event took place and this time we found ourselves living out a parable. I was outside with Stallone around 9 p.m. and decided to take a short drive with him. (He loves to ride in our van.) I was listening to a hockey game on the radio as we drove and when I got home there were still a couple minutes in the game. I let Stallone out of the van and then sat in the seat listening to the game’s conclusion while he stood beside me waiting for me. Suddenly he took off and began barking. Because of the season we are in and our area in the country, my first thought was that there was a skunk out there, and I jumped out of the van to grab him. I came around the corner of the van and could not see him in the dark, but just then heard a loud boom like the sound of a shotgun blast, as a car drove past our house. I ran to the road and saw Stallone lying on the pavement. The car stopped a ways down the road and slowly backed up to us. I realized that whatever he was chasing had run across the road we live on and he ran out right in front of the car at the exact moment the car had shown up (Stallone never went on the road and our road is generally quiet at this time of night so this whole sequence was very strange.) When I got to him I saw our beautiful pet lying in two pools of his own blood filling the road.
Stallone did not die instantly, but rather left this world many hours later. I do not want to go into the details of what we went through with him, but needless to say we were all suffering with him. He truly was a broken animal and it broke our hearts to see him this way.
(Stallone looking at the place he would be struck down – taken 3 months earlier in negative setting.)
While going through this I asked the Lord to direct me to a word in His scriptures. I was led very clearly to Hosea 8: 3-7.
Israel hath cast off that which is good: the enemy shall pursue him. They have set up kings, but not by me; they have made princes, and I knew it not: of their silver and their gold have they made them idols, that they may be cut off. He hath cast off thy calf, O Samaria; mine anger is kindled against them: how long will it be ere they attain to innocency? For from Israel is even this; the workman made it, and it is no God; yea, the calf of Samaria shall be broken in pieces. For they sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: he hath no standing grain; the blade shall yield no meal; if so be it yield, strangers shall swallow it up.
This was not what I wanted or needed in that moment. I did not understand what God was speaking to me. When I read the calf of Samaria shall be broken in pieces I could not stop seeing our broken dog. I cried out to the Lord, but I could not find the comfort I was seeking.
On Saturday morning I felt the Lord begin to reveal things and open up the parable we were living. He showed me again how many of His people are becoming living epistles on the earth in this hour. How various events and painful fiery trials are to become parables to the larger world, speaking in pictures through the believers. (Like your accident) Earlier this fall he showed us the parable of Stallone representing a type of the beast nature. He carried this analogy on now as he revealed what Stallone’s death represented.
Stallone was our third German shepherd. He was given to us as a registered, micro-chipped shepherd whose registered name is actually The Italian Stallion. The whole picture is full of beast representation. The beast nature is given to us; we do nothing to get it, though we are responsible for its growth and maturity. Registration and micro-chipping are all pictures of world systems of control. German shepherd reveals the German leader or shepherd who typified the beast government in Adolph Hitler who was on a mission to destroy God’s people. Italian stallion refers to the beast government of Rome.
Our first two shepherds each died when they were six years of age. Stallone was also six years old when he died. All three of our dogs dying at six formed a 666, or mark/symbol of the beast. As our dog, he was a type of our beast nature. As believers we are being called to crucify, put off, or destroy the old nature. The process is not easy as we have fallen in love with the beast world. This carnal nature has brought us much fleshly pleasure, even as Stallone brought us much pleasure. The fiery trial that comes to purge us also tests us. We are not tested in our love to God when He blesses us. When He brings pleasure to us we find it easy to profess love and gratitude to Him, but what about when he takes away? Will we bless Him with words of love and gratitude, or will we curse Him.
In a very strange twist, my sister and her family who live a few minutes away from us on the same highway lost their pet cat Fonzy, also struck and killed by a car on the same road, earlier on the same day that Stallone was hit. Fonzy, of course, was named after the likeable character of “The Fonz” on the old show “Happy Days.” As stated above, we are entering the season where the pleasures once in abundance will now be taken away. The “Happy Days” are ending for the peoples of the earth, but the Bible says that judgement begins in the house of the Lord. This experience with Stallone is a parable attesting to this truth. Our entire family are believers, yet we co-existed with the beast nature, Stallone. Judgement has come to God’s house to remove and destroy all that is not of His perfect spiritual nature.
The Church now faces the test of Sodom and Gomorrah where that which is truly in our hearts will be revealed. We will be unable to pretend our way through what is ahead. If God is not firmly in place as our All in All, we will turn from Him. Our professed love for God will be tested against our love for this world (Sodom and Gomorrah, Babylon) as he puts His hand forth and begins to touch the things in the lives of His Church wherein they find their earthly pleasure. As these things are destroyed will we look back as Lot’s wife did, revealing where our true love actually resides?
The LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD. Job 1: 21
As we can attest to in our loss of Stallone (who is just a shadow of the real trials ahead for carnal Christianity), the pain and suffering is real. There is no easy way to allow God to purge our beast nature. This is completely by His design, as He said He was going to separate the sheep from the goats; those who are truly His from the pretenders. While God has spoken clearly that He is coming to judge and destroy the beast nature on the whole earth, He will first cleanse His own temple. Much of the Church lies in a state of apostasy in this final hour. Now, I understood why God led me to Hosea 8 when I was seeking His comfort. Apostate Christians will be in shock and grief when judgement begins in the temple. They will seek God for comfort while still clinging to their apostasy. They will not be comforted, but rather confronted. This seeking is not of repentance, but of comfort as they mourn the destruction of beastly, carnal things.
This is a call to all who profess Jesus Christ as Lord to let go of their love for the things of the world. Embrace fully the working of the Spirit in your life and give everything and everyone in your life to Him so that when the shaking comes to you, you will not be shaken, but rather will remain in Him.
See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven? At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken —that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain.” ( Hebrews 12:25-27 )
Once again we stand in the place where Joshua and the ancient Israelites stood, the place of decision. We, the people of God, who for a purpose, were born into the final moments of this age, the ones whom God desires to reveal Himself through; we must choose whom we will serve.
Like Joshua, this is my public declaration, Choose this day whom you will serve: But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
Blessed be the name of the Lord !!
Brian has shared three separate prophetic experiences: his being shown the fall of America as he looked at the United States across the St. Lawrence River; his interpretation of my fall from my bicycle; and the death of his dog Stallone. The Spirit bears witness that his explanations of these events are divine in their origin. Although the Father has revealed a different message to me regarding my fall, one with a personal application, He will at times show another person a message that is equally true, viewed from another perspective and containing a different application.
Brian being a Canadian has a different perspective of my fall. To his view, he perceived an American falling. I think his explanation of a bicycle representing America’s two-party system is excellent and insightful. Although the Republican and Democratic parties express differences, they are yoked together and are both rolling in the same direction. It is inarguable that the beast nature is what propels America’s government. Her constant initiation of wars and conflicts, her massive debt which reveals her covetousness, her promotion of abortion, homosexuality and other sins, all give evidence that she is NOT a Christian nation. America is a beast nation who worships the great dragon. Brian’s earlier experience of being on a 21 day fast shares many parallels to Daniel’s fast and vision. Daniel was shown the fall of Babylon. Today America stands as the Daughter of Babylon, and she too must fall. It is sobering to consider that Yahweh is speaking to His servants at this time that America’s fall is at hand, and they will witness it.
Brian’s discernment of his experience of wandering around outside in the rain and cold looking for someplace to sit in a protected environment to eat his meal should produce some somber meditation of what lies ahead. His further insight regarding the people in Halloween costumes is profound. Halloween means “Hallowed Evening.” Another way of expressing this is “Holy Evening.” Despite the name, there is nothing holy or righteous about Halloween. It is the Devil’s day. Similarly, we find that America is often described as a Christian nation, yet she has from her formation been a nation that has sought to serve mammon. America has shown repeatedly that she places a pursuit of mammon above a pursuit of God. I have watched election after election as the citizens of the nation, the majority of whom self-identify as Christians, have voted according to their pocketbooks instead of voting for morality. As Bill Clinton famously stated, “It’s the economy, stupid!”
When Brian saw the people walking about in costumes of “witches, zombies, and devils,” Yahweh was showing him what He sees. Strip away the facade and one will see that the majority of the population of America are serving Satan. As Yahweh stated:
“This people draw near with their words and honor Me with their lip service, but their hearts are far from Me.”
Yahweh affirmed Brian’s words through some events I was experiencing. I had just come inside from fashioning a cover for Champ’s kennel when I received Brian’s e-mail with the message above. Since I have been camping on Jekyll Island, I have been bringing Champ in at night so he won’t bark. There are lots of critters on the island, and raccoons walk through the campground every night. Many mornings I will find that they have eaten what was left of Champ’s dog food out of his dish.
The thought occurred to me yesterday that I could place Champ’s kennel outside under the screened awning I have set-up next to my bus. I considered that I could cover the kennel with some fabric so that Champ would not be bothered by seeing people, dogs, or other animals wandering by in the night. I had previously set Champ’s kennel on the second bed in my bus, which is directly across from the one I sleep on. I have not enjoyed this arrangement, for Champ smells like a dog, and he also brings ticks and fleas into the bus with him. (I am daily pulling ticks off of Champ and frequently dust him with diatomaceous earth to keep the fleas from taking up permanent residence on him.)
I moved Champ’s kennel out in the morning and found that the bedspread and mattress cover on the bed it had been resting on needed to be washed as they had dirt and dog hair on them. I took care of that job, and then placed the freshly laundered bedding back on the bed. I had purchased a 6×9 (6 is flesh and 9 is judgment= judgment on the flesh) canvas drop cloth the day before. In the afternoon I used this piece of canvas to fashion a cover for the kennel so I could leave Champ outside at night. I may have missed the symbolism of this act had not Brian’s e-mail arrived as soon as I walked back inside.
I have long understood that pets represent the beast nature. I have written about this in the past concerning other dogs that my family has had as pets. See the following link:
When my previous dog died (also being struck by a car), I understood it as a parable of slaying the beast nature which is something all Christians are commanded to do. After my dog was struck and killed, my daughter Kristin’s dog experienced the same fate.
Now those who belong to Christ Yahshua have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
But you did not learn Christ in this way, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus, that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.
I Peter 4:1-3
Therefore, since Christ has suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same purpose, because he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for the lusts of men, but for the will of God. For the time already past is sufficient for you to have carried out the desire of the Gentiles, having pursued a course of sensuality, lusts, drunkenness, carousals, drinking parties and abominable idolatries.
Over the years I have made much progress in ruling over the beast nature, but the Father has testified, and my own conscience convicts me, that I have not been perfect in this regard. There are areas of my life in which I am still pulled along by the beast nature when I ought to put the brakes on. Significantly, in the days prior to my fall from my bicycle I had noticed that the brakes on my bicycle were in need of adjustment. I had very little braking power. I specifically remember thinking about this the morning that I broke my ribs. The thought entered my mind that I should adjust the brakes before I went for a ride. I reasoned, however, that I could get by one more day, or one more ride, before I did so.
Champ is a very powerful dog. If he were much stronger, he would be beyond my ability to control. This is a parallel to the beast nature in our lives. The pull of the flesh is very strong. At times its pull is so strong it appears to exceed our ability to resist. This is never the case, however. Yahweh has given us the following promise in Scripture.
I Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, that you may be able to endure it.
I memorized the above Scripture in my youth, and I have understood all my adult life that Yahweh will not permit His children to be overmastered by sin. He always sets a limit to temptation and trials that we might be able to pass through them victoriously. It is necessary, however, that we set our minds to do so, and that we rise up in our spirit man to subdue the flesh. The apostle Paul described this struggle in the following manner.
I Corinthians 9:27
But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.
It is significant that the Father has led me to Jekyll Island at this time. It was on Jekyll Island that the beast nature first began to assert itself in my life. It was also on this island that America was brought into further bondage to the beast nature and beast government.
When I was 15 to 16 years old my family moved to Brunswick and the Golden Isles (Jekyll and St. Simon’s Island). We lived for a time on Jekyll, and my first job, other than working for family, was as a store clerk at the IGA grocery store on Jekyll. The store had a media rack with pornographic magazines for sale. I was just feeling the rush of male hormones at that age, and I was enticed by the pornographic magazines. I began sneaking them out back and looking at them, as well as taking some of them home with me. This began an addiction to pornography that I did not subdue until approximately 20 years later. It was ultimately the fear of God that brought me to victory over pornography. I have written about this in the writing titled The Necessary Fear of God.
It was also on Jekyll Island that America came under bondage. In 1913 a secret meeting was held on the Island where the Federal Reserve System was planned out. A fiat money system controlled by international bankers was devised that would bring America’s government, and the people, under the power of men of great wealth and impoverished morals. The borrower truly becomes slave to the lender.
Jekyll Island has a history of enslavement. The last slave ship to arrive in America landed on the island to off-load its cargo of African men and women. This occurred after the importation of new slaves had been declared illegal by the American government. You can read more on this dark episode here:
Like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, this Georgia barrier island has a dual personality. It is a place of tranquil beauty most of the time, but it has also been a place where the power of darkness has asserted itself. I became bound to sin on the island in my youth. An entire nation’s bondage was also devised on this same island.
Although I ceased viewing pornography many years ago, I have not fully ruled over the beast nature. I continued to struggle with lustful thoughts related to the desires of the flesh. I was covetous for many years and got into financial bondage. Yahweh brought me to victory over this area of my life in 1999, and I have owed no many anything except to love him since that time. I also experienced bondage to overeating and impure thoughts, which have led to a battle marked by both victories and failures. I am reminded of Yahshua’s words to the church in Sardis.
“Wake up, and strengthen the things that remain, which were about to die; for I have not found your deeds completed in the sight of My God. Remember therefore what you have received and heard; and keep it, and repent. If therefore you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come upon you. But you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their garments; and they will walk with Me in white; for they are worthy. He who overcomes shall thus be clothed in white garments; and I will not erase his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before My Father, and before His angels. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”
Yahweh is NOT content for His sons and daughters to walk in partial victory over the flesh. He wants them to walk in complete victory. Yahshua stated:
“Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”
Most of the time I have been able to control Champ well when out riding my bike. I have taken him on hundreds of runs without incident. However, it only takes one time for the beast nature to pull us in a direction we ought not go for the sons and daughters of God to experience serious injury. Yahweh had warned me to pay heed to the brakes on my bike, and I procrastinated. The message is clear. I cannot, nor can the people of God, afford to delay in attending to those areas of the flesh that Yahweh is bringing to their attention. If we reason that we can get by one more day, we are in danger of suffering injury and loss.
When I fell from my bike and broke ribs and dislocated one of my fingers, I discerned that this was more than a physical message. It was a spiritual warning. NOW is the time to buffet my body and keep it under subjection. NOW is the time to walk circumspectly before God, paying great heed to my ways. I cannot put off until tomorrow that which Yahweh’s Spirit is telling me to do today.
I have shared that I believe it is the will of the Father that I sell my bike and begin using a recumbent trike. Many readers are unfamiliar with these vehicles. Pictured above is an image of the one I am desiring to acquire. There is a parable in this as well. The recumbent trike is much more stable than a bicycle for two reasons: It has a third wheel, and it has a lower center of gravity. Taking a lower position speaks of humility. There is no position more stable for a man than a position of humility. Yahweh’s word teaches that pride goes before a fall (paraphrase). Consequently, if we do not want to fall, we should embrace humility.
I will share that my immediate thought after my fall and injury was to get rid of my dog. It was so excruciatingly painful to walk him that I did not know if I could manage on my own. Yet, I saw no open door to give Champ away to a good home. This caused me to consider the matter further. I knew that I did not acquire Champ of my own initiative. Yahweh brought him to me in such a way that I have not doubted His leading in the matter.
As I contemplated the parable in this, I reflected that in this life we cannot ever be free of the beast nature, but we can rule over it. This sinful flesh will always exert a pull on us toward sin, but Yahweh has given us His divine life that we might bring the beast nature into submission. It is Yahweh’s will that we contend with the beast nature in this present age, for in doing so we are brought to exercise ourselves spiritually, growing strong in the Spirit while taking on the nature of our Heavenly Father.
I recognize that I can control Champ on runs much more readily if I am riding on three wheels and have a lower center of gravity. He will find it very hard to turn me over from such a position. The three wheels symbolize the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. That the bike is a recumbent, placing the rider in a position of rest, speaks of that spiritual rest that Paul speaks of in Hebrews.
For the one who has entered His rest has himself also rested from his works, as God did from His. Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall through following the same example of disobedience.
Yahweh is calling His people to enter His rest. This rest is defined as no longer doing their own works. It is living always to do the will of the Father. We cannot be serving the flesh and be at rest at the same time. The flesh must be subdued.
I mentioned that I moved Champ’s kennel outside and placed a cover over it. This is to provide him a place to be kept when people, myself included, are at rest. Moving him outside is symbolic of taking that which defiles and getting it outside of my life. No longer will he be defiling the bed in my bus, or bringing fleas and ticks inside. The smell of a dog will no longer be the aroma that people detect when they come inside my bus. As we rest in Christ, no longer doing our own works, coming to an end of entertaining the flesh’s defiling thoughts, we will find our lives to be greatly improved.
The Spirit is indicating that a time of judgment is at hand. America is already experiencing her fall. The news headlines daily proclaim some new loss of liberty among the people. The beast government is ascending, bringing the populace more firmly under its control in every arena of life. The Affordable Care Act is a clear example of the enslavement of the people. Americans are experiencing a loss of freedom, a loss of choice. Soon the government will no longer pretend to be servants of the people. The constitution will be suspended. Martial law will be implemented. Great chaos and confusion will reign, and the things Brian was shown by the Father will become reality. Many Americans will seek to flee the country, yet only a remnant will be able to do so. Whether they stay or flee, most will lose their possessions, their money, and be left with little more than the clothes on their back.
As Brian indicated, the Father’s focus will be upon judging His people foremost. A church that has given itself to the pursuit of mammon will suffer unspeakable loss. Christians who have been participating in the pleasures of sin will experience much injury. The way to prepare yourself is to adopt an attitude of humility now. Turn away from doing your own works, pursuing your own pleasures. A humble and contrite heart Yahweh will not despise. The hour is late. Let us encourage one another while we may.
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