Joseph Herrin (11-18-2012)
2013 – Chinese Year of the Snake (Water Snake)
I have an anticipation of the year 2013 being a year of great evil for the nations, and especially in America where I reside. There are many signs pointing to great evil being unleashed at this time. History reveals that years and Congresses marked by the number 13 have been calamitous ones in the United States. The 113th Congress will be in session from January 3, 2013 until January 3, 2015.
Let me begin by sharing that it is not idle superstition that has led 13 to be accounted as a number of ill omen. This evil association finds its origin in the Bible. E.W. Bullinger in his excellent book Number in Scripture shares the following information on this number.
As to the significance of thirteen, all are aware that it has come down to us as a number of ill-omen. Many superstitions cluster around it, and various explanations are current concerning them.
Unfortunately, those who go backwards to find a reason seldom go back far enough. The popular explanations do not, so far as we are aware, go further back than the Apostles. But we must go back to the first occurrence of the number thirteen in order to discover the key to its significance. It occurs first in Gen 14:4, where we read “Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and the thirteenth year they REBELLED.”
Hence every occurrence of the number thirteen, and likewise of every multiple of it, stamps that with which it stands in connection with rebellion, apostasy, defection, corruption, disintegration, revolution, or some kindred idea.
Bullinger proceeds to document thoroughly the association of this number in Scripture with those things that are evil. The evidence of Gematria is most telling. The name of the descendants of the lineage of Cain, the murderer who slew his righteous brother, are especially marked as multiples of the number 13. Not only does this number bear a strong association with the concepts of rebellion, apostasy, defection, corruption, disintegration, and revolution, but there are 13 famines that are mentioned in the Scriptures.
1. Genesis 12:10
2. Genesis 26:1
3. Genesis 41:54
4. Ruth 1:1
5. 2 Samuel 21:1
6. 1 Kings 18:1
7. 2 Kings 4:38
8. 2 Kings 7:4
9. 2 Kings 25:3
10. Nehemiah 5:3
11. Jeremiah 14:1
12. Luke 15:14
13. Acts 11:28
Thus, the number 13 being viewed as an ill omen is far more than mere superstition. It is founded upon Biblical revelation and established as a divine association.
Previously, in the series titled Babylon Rising, I have made reference to the year 2013 being a time in which Satan’s kingdom will attain to previously unseen heights (or more accurately, depths). One of the major symbols of Satan’s visible kingdom in the earth is the building known as One World Trade Center in New York. This monolithic structure replaces the twin towers destroyed on September 11th, 2001. One World Trade Center is scheduled to open for occupancy in the year 2013. This is in keeping with the Biblical type as this building is ultimately a symbol of rebellion against Yahweh.
One World Trade Center
Satan has sought to consolidate his rule over the earth into a single visible kingdom ever since the Tower of Babel. Babel and Babylon are names associated with Satan’s kingdom even as Zion is indicative of Yahweh’s kingdom. Babylon is rising in the earth at this time as Satan will bring forth a New World Order that comprises a one world government. Out of the many (nations) will come one. This is the meaning of the Latin expression “E Pluribus Unum” that is found on the Great Seal of America. It should be noted that there are 13 letters in this Latin phrase.
Whether Satan has deliberately marked all his works with the number 13, or Yahweh has determined that this be so to mark the devil’s rebellion, we find that this number is infused throughout all the works of the adversary. America is a nation born out of rebellion. This rebellion was planned and carried out by Freemasons whose headquarters was the Green Dragon Tavern in Boston. This tavern was owned by Freemasons, and their lodge meeting rooms occupied the upper floor.
It is significant that there were 13 Colonies that formed a league of rebellion against the King of England. Even though the nations have long borne an aversion to this number, the rulers of America intentionally embraced this evil number and have placed it everywhere throughout their official symbols.
First Flag of the United States
There are 13 stars and 13 stripes on the original U.S. flag.
The Great Seal of the United States
On the obverse side of the Great Seal there are 13 stars forming one large star above the head of the Eagle (Phoenix). There are 13 letters in the phrase “E Pluribus Unum.” There are 13 stipes on the shield over the eagle’s body. There are 13 leaves and 13 berries in the Eagles left claw. There are 13 arrows in the eagle’s right claw. On the reverse of the Great Seal there are 13 letters in the Latin words “Annuit Coeptis.” There are 13 layers of brick in the pyramid.
The government of the United States first convened in the year 1789. Following is the symbol of the Treasury Department which was commissioned at that time.
1789 Department of the Treasury Official Seal
Note that in the center of the seal is the architect’s square which is a symbol of Freemasonry. On the square are 13 stars. The control of money has played a central role in the governing of the nation and the subjugation of the people. This is further borne out by the fact that the Federal Reserve System was established by Congress, and given legal embodiment by the President of the United States, in the year 1913. Effectually, the government of the nation was placed into the hands of foreign money powers when the Federal Reserve Act was passed.
“Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws.”
– Mayer Amschel Rothschild, 1790
Returning to the One World Trade Tower on Manhattan Island, its overall shape is that of an obelisk formed of numerous pyramidal shapes. The obelisk has long been used by secret societies such as the Freemasons and the Illuminati to mark the location of some victory. It is a symbol of their dominance and rule over a people. The world’s largest obelisk is the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.. It rises 555 feet above the ground, and is reported to extend 110 feet below the surface, but I suspect the true depth is 111 feet. This gives it an overall structural height of 666 feet.
The One World Trade Center building with its massive antenna above it will rise to a complete height of 1,776 feet. It is suggested that this is a reference to the year America’s Declaration of Independence was signed and made public, which is certainly true. However, this was also the same year the Bavarian Illuminati was founded by Adam Weishaupt. The height of the building is surely intended as a reference to this event as well, for the symbols of the Illuminati are found everywhere throughout America’s government images. One of these symbols is the Pyramid with the all seeing eye above it on the back of the dollar bill. The One World Trade Center is also pyramidal in shape, and it will incorporate a brilliant light that is located in the antenna in the same location one finds the out-raying beams of light over the pyramid on the Great Seal.
The antenna resembles a great horn as of a unicorn above the building. In the Bible horns are symbolic of governmental power. This is a declaration of the Illuminati’s power over America and the nations. By extension it is a declaration of Satan’s power over the nations, for he is the god that the Illuminati worships, and from whom they derive their authority and power. That the tower will reach its full height, and be opened in 2013, speaks of the advanced state of Satan’s kingdom which is nearing its fulness. This sign alone bodes ill for America and the nations in 2013, but there is much more pointing to days of great evil being at hand.
As mentioned, the 113th Congress will be seated in 2013. The U.S. Congress is fully in the power of Satan, and its membership continues to reveal the apostate condition of America and its leadership. Following is a graphic listing the new members of the 113th Congress and some “firsts” that mark their introduction.
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The 113th Congress will include the first openly homosexual member of the Senate in Tammy Baldwin who is a lesbian. It introduces three more openly homosexual men as members to the House of Representatives. It introduces the first openly bisexual member of Congress in Kyrsten Simena of Arizona. Ms. Simena is also listed in the lower right corner as the first non-theist in the Congress (denying the existence of any God). I found it to be highly illuminating that she is a staff member at Arizona State University who are called “the Sun Devils.” Following is a local publication announcing her win.
Downtown Devil Headlines
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We truly live in a dark hour. A people who elect representatives who are openly practicing depravity and engaging in acts that Yahweh describes as abominations are inviting judgment upon themselves.
For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.
Do we not find in the government of America those who not only practice this list of transgressions, but who give hearty approval to others who practice the same? The hand of God’s judgment will delay no longer.
Looking back over the course of U.S. history I found a foreboding sign of that which is to come. In March of the year 1813 the 13th Congress was seated and continued until March 1815. This is the only other time that America has had a Congress marked by the number 13. That it coincided with a year that ends in the number 13 is equally significant.
What occurred in Washington, D.C. during the time of the 13th Congress foreshadows that which will occur under the rule of the 113th Congress. It was during the 13th Congress, in August 1814, that Washington, D.C. was razed by the British. Both the White House and the Capitol Building were set aflame in an act of wanton destruction.
White House After it was Burned
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U.S. Capitol Building After it was Burned
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In the past week a number of people have written to me to either notify me, or ask my thoughts, about a recent post by Nathan Leal. Nathan has posted a written “Alert” and has audio messages relating to the evil he foresees after Barack Obama is sworn in for his second term on January 2oth, 2013.
(Note: I am not endorsing any minister or ministry by providing this link. Let the saints always test every word of prophecy carefully as the Scriptures admonish them to do.)
In this Alert, Nathan Leal compares what is transpiring in America to the judgment brought upon Jerusalem in the days of the prophet Jeremiah. Yahweh sent the King of Babylon to destroy the city of Jerusalem, break down its buildings, and burn it with fire. Nathan Leal specifically makes mention of the Scripture that gives a date for this occurrence.
Now when Jerusalem was captured in the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and all his army came to Jerusalem and laid siege to it; in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, in the ninth day of the month, the city wall was breached.
Note the time measurements given.
The 11th year…
The 4th month…
The 9th day…
Nathan Leal reveals that beginning at the date of September 11th, 2001, the date the towers fell in New York City, and going forward the specified amount of time listed by the prophet Jeremiah, one arrives at the precise date of Barack Obama’s second inauguration. Following is a brief excerpt from his article.
Moving forward from the date of September 11, 2001 and using the calculation found in the verse above (Jeremiah 39:2),
1. September 11, 2001 + 11 years = September 11, 2012.
2. September 11, 2012 + 4 months = January 11, 2013
3. January 11, 2013 + 9 days = January 20, 2013
We arrive at the date of January 20, 2013!
Ladies and Gentlemen, January 20, 2013 happens to be the same day as the coming Presidential Inauguration!
I also find this correspondence significant. So what exactly happened on that day of which Jeremiah wrote? The city of Jerusalem was breached. Jerusalem’s government fell that day. The king fled, only to be captured. His children were slain before him and then his eyes were put out so that the last thing he would see would be the death of his children. The Babylonian conquerors took up seats in the gate of the city, indicating their conquest, and similar to the British burning Washington, D.C., the Babylonians burned Jerusalem.
The British Burn Washington, D.C.
Various parallels could be drawn between the conquest of Babylon over Jerusalem and the triumph of Satan and his minions over the people of God in America.
Then all the officials of the king of Babylon came in and sat down at the Middle Gate: Nergal-sar-ezer, Samgar-nebu, Sar-sekim the Rab-saris, Nergal-sar-ezer the Rab-mag, and all the rest of the officials of the king of Babylon.
Satan has also installed a foreigner to rule over the people of America. The end result of the King of Babylon’s conquest was that the people of wealth and nobility lost all their possessions. They were either taken into captivity, or slain, while the poor were left to till the land and eke out whatever meager existence they could.
Regarding the poor and those who deserted to Babylon before the city fell, Nathan Leal is mistaken in his audio message when he seeks to draw parallels to America. He has denigrated the poor and those who surrendered to Babylon, comparing them to those who make allegiance with the enemy. This reveals a failure to comprehend what was actually occurring. Yahweh through the prophet Jeremiah told the King of Judah and the people that they should give themselves up to Babylon for things would go better with them if they did. Yahweh told the people that He had sent the armies of Babylon as a judgment upon the wickedness of Jerusalem and they would surely prevail. He entreated His people to not resist His judgments. He promised those who surrendered that they would lose all their possessions and their freedom, but they would preserve their lives. He warned those who did not surrender that they would lose their lives as well as their possessions.
It was the will of Yahweh that His people not resist His judgment, nor hold to a false hope that they would not be conquered. Similarly, those who would seek to resist the judgment pronounced against America, those who seek to employ carnal means to stave off the enemy, will suffer the greatest loss. People of God, let me say plainly that it is not the will of God that you seek to preserve the freedoms and prosperity of America. Yahweh has pronounced judgment against her and it will not turn back.
Jerusalem would not have been given into the hands of the King of Babylon had they not already had Babylon in their hearts. The people lusted after the pleasures and prosperity of Babylon. They turned away from a path of righteousness and embraced idolatry and many abominations. The same is true of America today and of the church that is within her borders. John wrote the following about Babylon.
“Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place of demons and a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird. For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the passion of her immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed acts of immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the wealth of her sensuality.” I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues; for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.”
For generations now America has been a dwelling place of demons and a prison of unclean spirits. She has poured forth her immorality to the nations, causing others to drink of the same. Yahweh has been calling His people who dwell in the midst of Babylon to “Come our of her, My people!” Many Christians have heeded the call to come out of apostate churches, and to disengage from the pursuit of the American dream of ease and prosperity. Those who have not heeded the Spirit’s voice have been caught up in the sins of Babylon, and they risk partaking of the plagues which are coming.
People of God, I do not know precisely what the upcoming days will bring. I am not prophesying that Washington, D.C. will be burned with literal fire. It is possible that she will, but it is also possible that the destruction of the White House and Capitol during the 13th Congress foreshadows the destruction of the institutions that meet in those buildings. The American system of Republican democracy is ending. The separation of powers instilled in the Constitution by America’s founders have been breached. The walls have come down. The government has run amok. America’s government has fallen into the control of foreigners who seek their own welfare and care not for the citizens of the nation. The people of America have brought this judgment upon themselves. America’s fall and ruin is certain.
This leads me to a final point and I will close this post as it is getting lengthy. When Barack Obama campaigned for a second term in office he used a question and answer format to drum up support. His campaign website listed the question “Are You In?” The suggested answer was “I’m in!”
It was pointed out to me that the question “Are You In?” in the shorthand that people are accustomed to use in text messages and in e-mails would be conveyed as follows:
R U IN
The people of America have voted. Yahweh will give them what has been promised.
2013 is the year of the serpent. It is shaping up to be a year of rebellion, apostasy, defection, corruption, disintegration, and revolution. There is a famine coming. The abundance of former years will be forgotten. Seek the Lord while He may be found.
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