Whitney Houston – Death of the Patriot

by | Feb 12, 2012

Joseph Herrin (02-12-2012)

Whitney Houston Singing The Star Spangled Banner

On February 11th, six days after Super Bowl XLVI was played where the Giants defeated the Patriots, singer Whitney Houston died. Houston was the most awarded female artist of all time, having garnered 415 career awards as of 2010. These awards included 22 American Music Awards (AMA), 2 Emmys, 6 Grammys, and 30 Billboard Music Awards. Whitney Houston’s single “I Will Always Love You” became the best selling single by a female artist in music history. Whitney Houston sold over 170 million albums, and is the only artist to have seven consecutive single releases reach the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, more even than the Beatles and the Bee Gees who each had six consecutive number one releases.
[Data Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitney_Houston]

The death of Whitney Houston is symbolic in a number of ways. It is a public foreshadowing of the removal of joy and mirth from America, as well as a harbinger of the demise of the American patriot.  Considering this news event, I perceived in it an echo of “The day the music died” in America. (More on this later.)

One detail of the recent half-time show from Super Bowl XLVI is worthy of mention. At one point in the performance a figure symbolizing the god Mercury with winged feet, and a harp, or lyre, in his hands is seen dancing around Madonna. As he swirls around her, he places the harp in Madonna’s hands. Madonna strums the harp and its music is heard. The harp is then withdrawn from her hands by Mercury, symbolizing the removal of music from Babylon.

Mercury Taking Away the Harp

The prophet Ezekiel prophesied the following judgment against Tyre, that great city of commerce that lay on the waters of the Mediterranean.

Ezekiel 26:11-13
“With the hoofs of his horses he will trample all your streets. He will slay your people with the sword; and your strong pillars will come down to the ground. Also they will make a spoil of your riches and a prey of your merchandise, break down your walls and destroy your pleasant houses, and throw your stones and your timbers and your debris into the water. So I will silence the sound of your songs, and the sound of your harps will be heard no more.”

On the website Chozeh and Nabiy, the following comment is made regarding Madonna’s connection to the image of the harp.

Madonna was born on 16 August, 1958, precisely 2790 weeks and a day from Super Bowl Sunday at which she will perform.

Strong’s Greek-2790 is-

kitharodos {kith-ar-o’-dos} from 2788 and a derivative of the same as 5603; a harper, one who plays the harp and accompanies it with his voice.

Essential (sic), a musician, a singer… this word occurs in only 2 verses in the Holy Bible, and in both verses the topic has to do with America, Babylon the Great.  In the first case, mention of Babylon will not appear until later in the chapter, specifically in Revelation 14:8 (“Babylon is fallen, is fallen…”).  Here they are; first Revelation 14:2-

“And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:”

Then Revelation 18:22, which is a pronouncement of the utter devastation which America will face-

And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;”
[Source: http://nabiy4america.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/madonna-super-bowl-xlvi-46-and-the-revealing-of-the-harlot-of-babylon/]

Six days after Madonna’s occult Super Bowl performance one of the most popular female singers of this generation dies unexpectedly at a young age. Whitney Houston was in Los Angeles to attend the Grammy Awards. Paul Shaffer, a musician, when interviewed about the death of this singer stated:

“Here is music’s happiest night combined with such a sad note,” he said. “You got to be some kind of philosopher to make some kind of sense out of this. I certainly can’t.”
[Source: http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/12/showbiz/whitney-houston-death/?hpt=hp_c1]

Joy and mirth, feasting and celebration, is replaced with sadness and sorrow. Tragically, there are few who will make sense out of this tragedy, or of the events it foreshadows. The passage above from Revelation speaks of “the voice” of music being extinguished as Yahweh brings judgment upon Babylon, that profane mixture of religion and commerce. America has made Christianity into an obscene caricature of what Christ and His apostles established it to be as her citizens have tried to serve both God and mammon. Now the judgment must fall.

We live at an hour when the voice of mirth and song will be stilled in the land. Calamities must come which will be so devastating that the voice of mourning will replace the sound of partying and celebration. At Barack Obama’s inauguration ceremony held in front of the Lincoln Memorial, the song American Pie, written by Don McLean was sung. This song includes the lyrics:

But February made me shiver,
With every paper I’d deliver.
Bad news on the doorstep;
I couldn’t take one more step.

Here we are in February, and the news is reporting on the death of Whitney Houston who was only 48 years old. She had performed just two days earlier at a pre-Grammy event where she sang a rendition of Jesus Loves Me with Kelly Price. In one sense, this serves as a sign of judgment upon those who have transformed Christianity into entertainment. Houston came from a family involved in gospel music, and she got her start singing in churches. Her life, however, was carnal and self-serving. She honored Christ with her lips, but her heart was far from God.

I Peter 4:17-18
For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God? Now “If the righteous one is scarcely saved, where will the ungodly and the sinner appear?”

Whitney Houston was known for her melancholy ballads that often spoke of a longing to be loved. The following words from American Pie seem fitting.

I met a girl who sang the blues
And I asked her for some happy news,
But she just smiled and turned away.
I went down to the sacred store
Where I’d heard the music years before,
But the man there said the music wouldn’t play.

And in the streets: the children screamed,
The lovers cried, and the poets dreamed.
But not a word was spoken;
The church bells all were broken.
And the three men I admire most:
The Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost,
They caught the last train for the coast
The day the music died.

I would not leave the devoted disciples of Christ without hope for these days. During a time of great tragedy, death, devastation, and disaster, there will be a revival among a remnant of God’s people. A Chenoa has recently posted a three part series titled Paradigm Shift that I believe is Spirit breathed. I will provide the links to the posts at the end of this blog for your edification and encouragement.

I would make mention of what the death of Whitney Houston portends for the patriots in America. The recent Super Bowl saw the Patriots defeated by the Giants. Whitney Houston has a close connection to patriotism in America. The following quotation is taken from Wikipedia.

With America entangled in the Persian Gulf War, Houston performed “The Star Spangled Banner” at Super Bowl XXV on January 27, 1991. Due to overwhelming response to her rendition, it was released as a commercial single and video of her performance, and reached the Top 20 on the US Hot 100, making her the only act to turn the national anthem into a pop hit of that magnitude (Jose Feliciano’s version reached No. 50 in November 1968)… Her rendition was considered the benchmark for singers and critically acclaimed. Rolling Stone commented that “her singing stirs such strong patriotism…” Later that year, Houston put together her Welcome Home Heroes concert with HBO for the soldiers fighting in the Persian Gulf War and their families. The free concert took place at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia in front of 3,500 servicemen and women. HBO descrambled the concert so that it was free for everyone to watch. Houston’s concert gave HBO its highest ratings ever.

Following is a link to Whitney Houston’s performance of The Star Spangled Banner.


Whitney Houston and patriotism in America are clearly linked together. On February 5th the Patriots were defeated. On February 11th a clarion voice of patriotism in the United States was stilled.

The Super Bowl in which she sang the national anthem, and this past week’s Super Bowl were 21 years apart: 7+7+7, indicating a fulness of time. Do not believe the lies that say America will recover. Her freedoms and prosperity are under judgment. Yahweh is giving His people signs that they might understand the hour they live in and the things which are at hand.

Recommended reading:

The Church Bells All Were Broken


Paradigm Shift by A Chenoa


Heart4God Website: http://www.heart4god.ws  


Parables Blog: www.parablesblog.blogspot.com  


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  1. luvinjesus

    wow. The church bells certainly all were broken long ago when the Holy Spirit had left all the buildings, preferring the home made in hearts that are not glued to the world and all it's trappings.

    Stephen was stoned for saying it the way the Lord showed him, after the veil was wrent, and fulfilling the prophecy that He would tear down the temple and rebuild it in three days. God cannot dwell in anything made by human hands.

    Truly, her death is sad, I would love to think that when she sang that song, Jesus loves me that her heart was then once again reminded of her upbringing and of the parable that Jesus told: the cares and the riches choked out the Good Word.

  2. Deirdre

    Dear Joseph,
    Do you see a patern of repeat here? Every year it seems there is an occult symbol of 'something' happening.

  3. Joseph Herrin

    Dear Deirdre,

    Yes there is a repeat of this message from the Father. If we had eyes to see we would understand that the judgments foretold by various prophetic signs have already begun. Beginning in earnest with "the Patriot Act" in 2001, the freedoms of patriots have been being stripped away. The John Warner Defense Act, the repeal of Posse Comitatus,the National Defense Authorization Act, the establishment of regional detention centers on military bases, and many more government acts have been eroding the freedoms of Americans, removing the protections of the Constitution, and putting things in place for the institution of a very draconian governmental system.

    The church has also been under judgment. Yahweh has been lifting up the skirts of the church exposing ministers and priests involved in a myriad of sexual and financial scandals. The churches that have rejected the preaching of the cross and scorned those prophets Yahweh has sent to her are being given over to delusion that they might believe lies. The judgment has already begun, while most do not recognize it.

    These things must accelerate and get exponentially worse in coming days so Yahweh continues to give testimony to these things. There are few, however, who will receive His message and repent while they have opportunity. The Spirit is crying out,

    "Come out of Babylon My people lest you participate in her sins and partake of her plagues."

    "Seek humility. Seek righteousness. Perhaps you will be hidden in the day of Yahweh's wrath."

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

  4. dc

    Interesting connection Bro. Joseph regarding Whitney's death. More will materialize as time goes on.

    The consequences of sin = death and destruction – just like gravity, it comes down.

    Back to somethings about M.

    I'd like to add this to your read too, for it echos your statement: http://sharonkgilbert.com/?p=1722

    "Asked if she felt the pressure of the massive audience, Madonna, who has performed at stadiums around the world on her global tours, replied simply "Yes, I do."

    That's a comment more commonly stated during a 'marriage ceremony.'

    Thought it important to note: Jamie King, choreographer: http://planetfashiontv.com/celebrities/celebrity-news/videos/2295-madonna-superbowl-show-25698

    "Laced with profound imagery, Madonna’s halftime performance was a massive Illuminati ritual, one that was witnessed by billions of viewers. On this Superbowl “Day of Atonement”, Madonna, the High Priestess of the Illuminati industry, entered the Holy of Holies of America and delivered a 13 minutes sermon that was heard by all…but understood by few." http://vigilantcitizen.com/

    Mark Dice discusses that the Father of American Football: Walter Camp, connection with Scull & Bones, Class of 1880 – Organized first iteration of professional football league in America. http://www.newworldorderreport.com/News/tabid/266/ID/7132/The-15-Most-Powerful-Members-Of-Skull-And-Bones.aspx

    Skull & bones earrings worn by M. – pointed out by Dice is a media analyst: [this may be more than you really have to watch or know – his utube show critique]
    This was on part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JPDdbeXxORc
    Part 1, if you care to watch it:

    That all seems to fit with the 'Giants' winning, the fall of the Patriot singer. And, with the harlot (M.) submerging something else will rise.

    * Mercury's helmet – was missing its wings, looked more like a Nazi helmet: http://media.photobucket.com/image/nazi%20helmet/kpound76/pooches045.jpg

    Just more fill for your insight-fulness!

  5. ironsights

    The thing that struck me was the sudden death of Whitney juxtaposed with the recent rise of Tim Tebow in the NFL and now Jeremy Lin in the NBA. Whitney grew up in a church but she may have lost her way. The other two display their faith and apparently live it. The contrast could not be more stark and somehow I don't think coincidental but I can't quite put my finger on it.

  6. crimson covered

    Pastor Herrin,

    I don't know how else to get this to you, this was performed last night on the Grammy's. I have no idea what it means, I honestly could not watch it. We have fallen so far in America.

    Just thought you may want to know about it, as it has received a lot of attention.


    Your Sister in Christ,

  7. Joseph Herrin

    Dear Carol,

    I had heard about the Grammy performance and read a couple reviews of Minaj's performance. American society is getting very dark indeed.

  8. Leya Ferguson (Never2young4JesusChrist)

    Wow all I could say is wow!!..So sad to hear her death.But she had time to come to the lord.She had TIME! and Satan just took her out.This is intense an invisible war for our souls.


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