Washington Destroyed – America Ripped in Two

by | Nov 18, 2013

Joseph Herrin (11-18-2013)

American Flag Ripped During National Anthem

The headline of this post may seem overly dramatic, for Washington (D.C.) is still standing, and America continues her steady descent into moral and spiritual darkness. Yet, if I were to provide an interpretation for events that occurred yesterday, Sunday November 17, 2013, then the title of this post sums up the matter well.

An intense series of storms swept across the Midwest yesterday, giving birth to numerous tornadoes. The most extensive damage appears to have occurred in the city of Washington, Illinois. Hundreds of homes were damaged or destroyed in the city of 15,000 inhabitants. Scanning through photos of the damage this morning I came across one image of a shredded American flag in the town of Washington.

The damage elsewhere throughout the town was severe as the powerful tornado ripped through neighborhoods.

Washington Tornado

Damage in Washington, IL

Perhaps this event serves as a prophetic warning of what is coming to America on the 200th anniversary of the destruction of Washington, D.C.. In 1814 the British Army invaded Washington and burned much of the city, including the White House and the Capitol Building.

A second witness to this event in Washington occurred in Buffalo, New York on the same day. As the national anthem was playing, National Guardsmen rushed onto the field to spread out an immense 100 yard long American flag. This flag was very sturdy, and has been used in other venues in numerous cities. Yet this day, as National Guardsmen stood holding the flag, the winds in the stadium ripped the flag in two.

The Flag Moments Before it was Torn Asunder

What makes this a particular poignant parable is that the Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, had greeted the National Guard members just before this occurred.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Greets National Guardsmen

It is the Governor who has authority to call out the National Guard in times of emergency. Significantly, the image of the flag ripping that has been broadcast the most over the news websites, shows the flag upside as it is torn. An upside down flag is internationally recognized as a sign of distress, or emergency.

A further event occurred during this football game in Buffalo. A Buffalo Bill’s fan in the upper deck of the stadium foolishly attempted to slide down the railing when he lost his balance and fell over backwards into the lower seating section about fifteen feet below him. The man survived, but was injured and also caused a head injury to another person that he struck in his fall. Both individuals were taken to the hospital. Thus a time of pleasure suddenly turned into a time of tragedy, adding further affirmation to the sign of the flag being torn asunder.


As mentioned, both the flag ripping, and the city of Washington, IL being struck by a powerful tornado, occurred on the same day. The date was the 17th, a number which also bears significance. In Paul’s epistle to the Romans he lists 17 things that Christians are likely to suffer, assuring the saints that none of them can separate them from the love of Christ.

Romans 8:35-39
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall

1.    Tribulation
2.    Or distress,
3.    Or persecution,
4.    Or famine,
5.    Or nakedness,
6.    Or peril,
7.    Or sword?

as it is written, For Thy sake are we killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that,

8.    Neither death,
9.    Nor life,
10.    Nor angels,
11.    Nor principalities,
12.    Nor things present,
13.    Nor things to come,
14.    Nor powers,
15.    Nor height,
16.    Nor depth,
17.    Nor any other creature,

shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Yahshua our Lord.”

The Spirit has been testifying for some time that very difficult days lie ahead for the nation and Yahweh’s people. It will be a time when many are purged, purified, and refined. The wicked will continue to do wickedly, not understanding what Yahweh is doing, but those with insight will understand (Daniel 12:10).

Whether America will be torn asunder in 2014 in a parallel to Washington, D.C. being sacked and burnt in 1814 remains to be seen. It is a time to be watchful and to seek the Lord, ordering our lives in righteousness before Him.

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

I know that many readers like to hear about my daughter Kristin and how the Father is using her. She will be going to Florida once more in a few weeks to minister to women in prisons there. She has done this on numerous occasions both in Florida and South Carolina prisons. The ministry she works with recently posted a video with images of some of the women ministering in the prisons. At the 33 second mark you will see my daughter kneeling down with a Bible in her hand reading to a woman through her cell door.


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  1. Anonymous

    That's funny Joseph, because I hadn't even heard anything about the tornados until now. But yesterday, I happened to catch the movie Twister on AMC, when I heard in my spirit, "this is the beginning if sorrows." I thought to myself, it this is the beginning, then what must the middle or the end be like.

  2. gijane02

    I have been involved with the prison ministry with my church for about three months now. That is wonderful seeing daughter ministering to the women. We usually sit together in the common area, it would definitely feel unusual for me to speak through the door, but hey we gotta bring the word no matter the circumstances!

  3. t8webb


    In regards to the number 17 and America, I was reading something very interesting that I thought I might post. Please take it to the LORD whether or not you want to reveal this post.

    Did you know that,,," "America" can be found in the Bible spaced 17 letters apart in Daniel 3:3. This is the shortest equal distance letter skip that appears throughout the entire text from Genesis to Revelation.
    From the beginning of Daniel 3:3 until the last letter of America in the text, there are 33 Hebrew words. America is spaced 17 letters apart in 33 words…"
    – Temple At The Center Of Time by David Flynn

    I found this to be very interesting seeing as the post was about #17 and America.

    May Yahweh bless you with the teachings of Him/His word your sharing.

  4. susanne-truthlover

    Hi. I tried looking for the word America in Daniel 3:3, 17 letters apart, it didn't work, so the person who said this needs to explain how he found it, in order to give some integrity to his post. What translation he used would have a bearing on the number of letters in each word in some cases. From which word did he count from??? Thanks.

  5. t8webb

    This message is in response to Susanne P.'s post:

    The word "America" is found in the original Hebrew of Daniel 3:3-5, not an English translation. The Bible Code, as some refer to it, works in the Hebrew of the Old Testament (Covenant) for finding the word America in this verse.

    Spaced exactly 17 letters apart from Daniel 3:3-5, reading right to left as it is to read the Hebrew correctly starting on the first occurrence of the Hebrew letter "Hey" , you get the letters Hey, Kof, Yod, Resh, Mem, Aleph. Read back from left to right, as it is typical to read in our Greek-inspired culture, you get the transliterated letters/sounds A-M-R-I-C-A. Type in "how to spell America in Hebrew" in Google. You should get as the first result, from Google Translate, the same Hebrew letters. Again, in Hebrew it is read right to left: Aleph, Mem, Resh, Yod, Kof, Hey. These letters produce the word America (transliterated into English). Ancient Hebrew did not contain vowels as English does. But the transliteration is appropriate and correct from Google Translate as far as I can tell.

    I've taken a Hebrew class and understand this to some degree. Memorizing all 22 letters and their sounds/ transliterations, I can now read/and verify translations in the original Hebrew. I say this not to boast as it has been Gods work to teach me, not on my own effort or because I think I'm special. Glory to Him as he has given me understanding/knowledge. It is not incredibly difficult, provided God's blessing, and I would highly recommend that you pray about it as it assists in a deeper understanding of His immaculate Word.

    I cannot, however, take credit for finding America in the Dan 3:3 text as it was written in a book by David Flynn called " Temple At The Center Of Time". I'm only verifying what is said in the book itself. It is a book about how God may have used the temple in Jerusalem, which was destroyed by the Romans in 70AD, as a reference point for other events and places in the world. The temple was located on the point where Abraham almost sacrificed Isaac, as well as where the Ark Of The Covenant once stood, and the Holy Of Holies where God's presence once dwelt. It's an interesting read.

    If you would like to see some graphics and a better explanation of it, please email me at t8webb[at]gmail.com. I'd be happy to have a peaceful discussion about it. If anyone reading this knows more about the Hebrew or proves this to be somehow a fluke or false, please feel free to admonish and pray for me. My hope is not to mislead anyone.

    May Yah'shua bless you with wisdom and understanding. James 1:5-6

  6. t8webb

    A further comment for the Dan 3:3-5 verse in which the word America is found.

    Please read the verses carefully. The context of where the word is found and what is being said is astounding. The letters for the transliterated word America is found in the Hebrew about halfway through verse 3 and the last letter (or 1st letter when America is read in our Greek way) Aleph being found in the word for the phrase "that at that time".

    In the KJV it reads:
    3 Then the princes, the governors, and captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, were gathered together unto the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up; and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up.
    4 Then an herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages,
    5 That at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up…

    It's speaking of the image being set up amongst a crowd of peoples, nations and languages being set up for a certain moment. Isn't America famously known to be the melting pot of many peoples, nations and languages? Doesn't this sound familiar to us if we read Revelation 13:13-16 , 17:13 & 17?

    You can possibly see that America (it's culture and image) has before and is currently being set up as a model for the rest of the world. A place in which the NWO will be worshipped and followed once it has attempted to strip anything that resembles true Godliness. Although, we must truly believe that just as in Daniel, there will be Yahweh's remnant that will resist this and be put through the proverbial fire only to be protected by Him and show that "there is no other God that can deliver after this sort". (v.29)

    I post none of these things, in my wordiness, to "show off" any intelligence that I may have or make anyone feel less than. Again, I am nothing that He hasn't made or done in me through our Messiah Yah'shua (Jesus). I'm simply sharing what Yahweh is showing me as a study of these things.

    May Yahweh bless you all,

  7. t8webb

    I'll try to make this my last post, but I saw that I hadn't answered the question "from which word did he count from".

    Those words in the Hebrew are "haqem" halfway through verse 3 which means "to set up" and beiddana which at "that time or moment". In haqem you'll find the hey and in beiddana you'll find the Aleph.

    Ironic that the first and last letters of America are found in the words for "at that time (it) will be set up". The "it" referring to the image, of course.



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