Then Comes the End…

by | Jul 15, 2010

Joseph Herrin (07-14-2010)

On July 11, 2010 (1st of Av – Hebrew calendar) the date of the 3rd total solar eclipse in three years, Bob Sheppard, the longtime public address announcer for the NY Yankees baseball team died. He was 99 years old. Two days later, on July 13, George Steinbrenner, the longtime owner of the same sports franchise, died of a heart attack. He was 80 years old.

There are reasons I believe this to be a prophetic sign. The word Yankee is used worldwide as a reference to the citizens of America. George Steinbrenner, the owner of the Yankees, was born on the 4th of July, 1930. He serves as symbol of the American nation, being born on the day of the nation’s birth, and owning the ultimate symbol of America, her premiere baseball team. His worldly success is a symbol of the American dream. He bought a floundering sports franchise for $10 million dollars and built it into a behemoth valued at $1.6 billion dollars today.

George Steinbrenner had just experienced his 81st 4th of July. The number 81 is 9 times 9. In the Scriptures the number 9 denotes judgment. Furthermore, Steinbrenner died 9 days after he witnessed his 81st Independence Day.

Bob Sheppard was 99. This is a multiple of the numbers 9 and 11. The number 9 once more denotes judgment, and 11 denotes disintegration and disorder.


for judgment is committed unto Jesus as “the Son of man” (John 5:27; Acts 17:31). It marks the completeness, the end and issue of all things as to man—the judgment of man and all his works.

It is a factor of 666, which is 9 times 74.

The gematria of the word “Dan,” which means a judge, is 54 (9×6).

“th orgh mou” (tee orgee mou), my wrath, = 999 (Heb 3:11).

The solemn amhn (ameen), amen, or “verily,” of our Lord, amounts also to 99, summing up and ending His words.

Bob Sheppard had been the public address announcer for the Yankees for 56 years. One of the nicknames ascribed to him was “The voice of God.” See article:

It seems significant that the number 9 is related to “summing up and ending [God’s] words.” Bob Sheppard’s entire career was based upon the spoken word. He was the public address speaker for the Yankees baseball team and the NY Giants football team, as well as for St. John’s University football. In addition he taught speech. This man known for his golden voice, and extolled as “the voice of God” has now come to the end of his words.

Has Yahweh similarly come to the end of speech and warnings with America? Will she now witness judgment? To continue the parable of these events related to the Yankees, Bob Sheppard’s death at the age of 99, the sign of words and speech ending in judgment, disintegration and disorder is followed in very short order by the death of George Steinbrenner.

I have no doubt that America’s days are numbered and are quickly coming to an end. In 2007 and 2008 Yahweh gave a profound sign when Miss USA fell two years in a row at the Miss Universe Pageant.

Rachel Smith / Crystal Stewart

The repeating of the sign twice indicated that Yahweh had determined the matter, and it would come quickly.

Genesis 41:32
Now as for the repeating of the dream to Pharaoh twice, it means that the matter is determined by God, and God will quickly bring it about.

Shortly after Miss USA fell in 2008 the entire financial structure of America began to unravel. Day after day new financial crises arose. Emergency measures were taken. Trillions of dollars were borrowed and spent to stave off systemic collapse. The problem has not gone away. At present, over 40 states are running deficits. California has a $19 billion dollar shortfall for the current year. The housing and construction markets have collapsed. Banks are failing as mortgage defaults are piling up. The bad news is seemingly endless.

The attempts to stop the hemorrhaging of the Deepwater Horizon oil gusher in the Gulf seem emblematic of the struggle America is facing. She cannot turn off the toxic fountain that is spewing death across the land. America’s moral pollution is killing her, and judgment will not now be held back.

Statue of Liberty on 9-11-2001

Many warnings have been given to the nation, yet she continues down a path of increasing abominations. At some point the warnings of Yahweh will cease and a full and final judgment will ensue.

Revelation 2:21-22
I gave her time to repent; and she does not want to repent of her immorality. Behold, I will cast her upon a bed of sickness, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation…

Great things are transpiring in the earth. These recent signs in the Sun bear tremendous meaning. Great darkness is upon the earth, and gross darkness is over the people. A day of mourning is at hand.

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  1. crimson covered

    Pastor Herrin, It is truly a time to repent, to turn away from sin and go another direction (run to God and His ways).

    Jesus said himself, "This generation is a wicked generation; it seeks for a sign, and yet no sign will be given to it but the sign of Jonah".

    It is a blessing you see the parables we are blind to. Thank you my Brother.

  2. SageFool

    Mr. Herrin,

    Another interesting fact, is that on that day, Harvey Pekar died.

    He was known for the comic "American Splendor", which was about him, and moreover, the plight of the "every man" in America.

    He was 70 years old.

    According to Bullinger, the number 70 has a special connection with Jerusalem.

    Steinbrenner and Pekar both had a connection, in that they they were both secular Jews.

  3. Anonymous

    What a frightening set of insights this would be if we were not able to rest in the Lord's promises…

    It would seem that Sheppard (false, synthetic shepherd of ball-worship?) was born on Sukkot Chol ha-Moed Day 1 (Oct. 20, 1910)

    For Jews, the 'haftarah' readings which bracket Sukkot seem particularly interesting in light of the observations you've made here: Zechariah 14:1-21 at the outset, and Ezekiel 38:18 through 39:16 at the end.

    I recommend folks read both.

    Also with Biblical resonance is Carl Yastrzemski's comment that, "You're not in the big leagues until Bob Sheppard announces your name."

  4. Anonymous

    Absolutely a sobering and yet a completely accurate 'bringing together' of these things that are going on around us at this time. MUCH is happening in spiritual/physical. It appears we are truly 'As in the days of Noah…' and just as was then is it so now; judgement is definately coming, and Soon.


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