Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Brother Against Brother
Joseph Herrin (01-23-2013)
Jim and John Harbaugh - Brothers and Super Bowl Adversaries
John Harbaugh and Jim Harbaugh are brothers born 15 months apart. They will face one another as
head coaches of their respective teams in Super Bowl XLVII on February 3rd. Never before since the NFL
was founded in 1920 have two brothers served simultaneously in a head coaching position in the league.
Never before have two brothers met as head coaches in the Super Bowl.
That this match-up was determined on January 20, 2013, the same day that Barack Obama took his
official oath of office for his second term as President of the United States is significant. Although there
was a public ceremony on January 21st, the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution stipulates that the
President must be inaugurated on January 20th following a Presidential election.
The word “Inaugurate” means “to take omens.” In a previous article I shared the following:
I have an interest in the etymology (origins) of words. The word “inaugurate” has a dark history. In Roman
times, an Augur was a man who could read omens. Another title for an Augur was a Soothsayer. In
modern parlance an Augur might be called a Fortune Teller, or a Prophet.
The term Augur came from the practice of observing flocks of birds in flight and reading messages from
what was observed.
The word “Augur” is derived from the Latin avis, (bird), and garrire, (to talk, or to tell). The Augur would
receive messages from the birds in the heavens as he observed their formations and flight. He would also
listen to the birds’ song, observe what they ate, and examine their entrails. The Augur understood the
arcane minutiae of these omens, and would translate their meaning for those who called upon his
The Bible commonly refers to Satan, those fallen angels and unclean spirits in league with him, as birds.
Following are a few select passages in which this typology is used.
Mark 4:3-4, 13-15
"Listen to this! Behold, the sower went out to sow; as he was sowing, some seed fell beside the road, and
the birds came and ate it up... And He said to them, "Do you not understand this parable? How will you
understand all the parables? The sower sows the word. These are the ones who are beside the road
where the word is sown; and when they hear, immediately Satan comes and takes away the word
which has been sown in them.”
And he cried out with a mighty voice, saying, “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
In this last passage, the two highlighted phrases are parallel to one another. Demons and unclean spirits
are synonymous with unclean and hateful birds...
The services of an Augur were especially sought after when it was time for a man to enter into a position
of ruling. This is how the word “augur” came to be connected to our modern word “inauguration.” Kings,
Presidents, and other rulers are inaugurated. Prior to their accession to their position of ruling, these
leaders would call for an Augur. They wanted to know when the most auspicious time would be for their
rule to begin. They would ask for omens (signs) that would testify of the success of their rule, and they
would be wary if the omens indicated trouble, treachery, or intrigue.
The Latin word inaugurare literally means “to install an official after consulting the birds.”
January 20th was a day of omens. Coincidentally, two of the NFL teams playing on that day to win a berth
in the Super Bowl bore the names of birds; the Atlanta Falcons and the Baltimore Ravens. The Falcons
lost to the San Francisco 49ers, while the Ravens defeated the New England Patriots.
A raven is an “unclean and hateful bird.”
Image From “A Game of Thrones” Card Game
As a carrion bird, ravens became associated with the dead and with lost souls. In Sweden they are known
as the ghosts of murdered persons...
In Irish mythology ravens are associated with warfare and the battleground ...
The earliest known reference to a Tower raven is a picture in the newspaper The Pictorial World in 1883.
This and scattered subsequent references, both literary and visual, which appear in the late nineteenth to
early twentieth century, place them near the monument commemorating those beheaded at the tower,
popularly known as the “scaffold.” This strongly suggests that the ravens, which are notorious for
gathering at gallows, were originally used to dramatize tales of imprisonment and execution...
[In the Movie] Damien: Omen II The titular teenage Antichrist has one as his protector.
It is striking to note that at a time in American history when the patriots of the nation are warring against
those forces in government who would remove their freedoms and strip away their Constitutional rights,
that the NFL Ravens triumphed over the Patriots on the same day that Barack Hussein Obama was
inaugurated for a second term.
Ravens are also renowned as thieves. They are particularly attracted to shiny metals and have been
known to steal jewelry and coins. Having stripped the flesh from the Patriots, these unclean and hateful
birds will turn their attention to San Francisco, whose team is named in honor of the miners who flocked
to the state of California during the gold rush of 1849. Having subdued the patriots, the wealth of the
nation will be booty for the thieves who will rush upon the spoils of war.
Did the augurs observe the birds on the day of the Inauguration of the President of the United States, and
discern that it is an auspicious time to triumph over the patriots of the nation so that they can take the
treasure of the nation as their own? I believe this is what was indicated.
On the following day, a public Inauguration was held. During this Inauguration the President did an
unprecedented thing as he took his oath of office with his hand upon two Bibles.
Barack Obama laid his hand upon the Bible used by President Lincoln during his inauguration. This in
turn rested upon the personal Bible of Martin Luther King. As mentioned previously, both of these men
were assassinated. Yet another thing they shared in common is that both men rose to prominence during
periods of civil strife in America. During both men’s careers the hands of Americans were turned against
Brother Against Brother - The War Begins
The victory of the Baltimore Ravens over the New England Patriots set-up a showdown between brothers.
The expression “Brother Against Brother” has become a synonym for Civil War.
"Brother against brother" is a slogan used in histories of the American Civil War, describing the
predicament faced in families (primarily, but not exclusively, residents of border states) in which loyalties
and military service were divided between the Union and the Confederacy. There are a number of stories
of brothers fighting in the same battles on opposite sides, or even of brothers killing brothers over the
Just as soon as it was announced that Lincoln had won election to the White House, the movement
toward secession was embraced. The significance of Obama taking his oath of office with his hand on
Lincoln’s Bible is not to be overlooked. At this very time there are states once again speaking of seceding
from the U.S.. Citizens from more than 30 states have filed petitions on the White House website to
secede “peacefully” from the Union.
With the President’s recent spate of Executive Orders to regulate gun ownership, the “peaceful” protests
are becoming much more heated. Gun sales, especially for the type of assault rifles that are chiefly
targeted by the White House, have been skyrocketing. People are arming up while defying the
government to attempt to try to take their guns away, or make them register them. Legislators in two
states recently proposed laws to arrest any federal employees who seek to enforce gun bans in their
The language employed in Obama’s second Inaugural address is worthy to note. He used the words
“self-executing,” “patriots of 1776,” “tyranny of a king,” and “rule of a mob.” At one point he used the
phrase, “Through blood drawn by lash and blood drawn by sword...” He spoke of the “vulnerable,” and of
“hazards” and “misfortunes.” In his speech he mentioned the implausibility of Americans meeting “the
forces of fascism or communism with muskets and militias.” Mr. Obama spoke of “a decade of war,” and
families on “the brink of hardship.”
As he continued he made mention of “perpetual war,” “the flames of battle,” and “the strength of arms.”
Although all of these words were couched in sentences that appeared innocuous, they imparted a martial
tone to the occasion. You can read the full text of the President’s speech at the link below.
The augurs have been consulted by the powers that be. The birds have been observed. It appears an
auspicious time to triumph over the patriots of the nation. Brother will be pitted against brother, and the
ravens will swoop down to consume the flesh from the bodies of the slain.
How will this triumph occur? In the previous post the possibility of the President being assassinated, or
surviving an assassination attempt, was considered. Were such an event to occur there would be blood in
the streets. Even as in the days of Martin Luther King, there would be racial strife of unprecedented
proportions. Rioting, and murder will be rampant as Americans slay Americans, and the resulting civil
unrest will be so great that the citizens of the nation will call for the Federal government to restore order,
even if it requires disarming the citizenry.
In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shootings, President Obama stated in a speech that he could not
successfully pass gun control laws unless the people of the nation ask for it. There must be some event
that will drive the people of the nation to cry out for this very thing.
I will mention some further signs that cause me to consider whether such an event may be forthcoming,
for the repercussions would impact the entire world. Consider the following list of unusual details.
On the day that Barack Obama was inaugurated the world news reported on a failed assassination
attempt of a Bulgarian politician who was speaking before a crowd of supporters to announce his
retirement. A gunman walked up on the platform, pointed a gun at the man’s head just inches away, but
the gun failed to fire. The assailant was tackled to the ground and all of this was recorded on video.
The response of the crowd was violent as they began to beat and kick the assailant after he had been
subdued. This reaction is a small token of what would occur in America if Obama were similarly attacked.
On January 20th, the day of the official inauguration, Tropical Cyclone Oswald formed and struck
Queensland, Australia. Oswald is the last name of the man charged with the assassination of President
John F. Kennedy.
This morning I received the following in an e-mail from a brother in Christ who, coincidentally, lives in
In relation to Obama, I want to share this. If you recall some of my writings, you would know my thoughts
about Obama. I felt to watch his second inauguration live on TV here in Australia. I checked online and
found it would be aired at 3:00am so I set up a mattress in the lounge room so I could wake and watch it.
Incidentally there were two programs leading up to the live coverage of the inauguration that I wanted to
watch. One was a documentary about Obama and the other, interestingly, was a documentary about the
assassination of JFK. After the JFK documentary, I fell asleep having set my phone alarm for 3:00am.
The next thing I knew it was 3:02am and [wife’s name withheld] was waking me. Here is what happened.
What I am about to describe is a significant sign from the Lord. My wife had gone to bed about 10:30pm
and she put the audio Bible to listen to as she fell sleep. She put it on at Philippians and after a while fell
asleep. She had no plans to watch the inauguration. The KJV audio Bible app on her phone continues
playing through the books until is turned off. At 3:00am, without any alarm, [wife’s name withheld] woke to
hear these words, “Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it
is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.” With those words, she looked
at the time and realised that it was 3:00am and that I would be watching Obama’s inauguration. She
came out to the lounge room to find me asleep and my phone vibrating next to me. My phone was on
silent so it wasn’t sounding the alarm as I had planned and therefore I was still asleep at this critical time.
She woke me and told me how she had just woken up to the words from Rev 13:18. We turned the TV on
and started watching Obama’s inauguration with that verse as context. There are some clear signs in this
that I am sure you can see. In addition to what I’ve just described, I just now went to the video that you
recommended on Amazon, “Dreams of My Real Father” and I immediately noticed the number of reviews.
As I write this, they currently sit at 666. I called [wife’s name withheld] over and showed her. I’ve taken a
screen shot for you and attached it to this email.
Here is the screen shot from Amazon. Note the number of reviews, outlined in red.
(Click on image to view larger)
The following Scriptures show the significance of this number, and its relationship to a fatal wounding.
Revelation 13:1-3, 14-18
And I saw a beast coming up out of the sea... And the dragon gave him his power and his throne and
great authority. And I saw one of his heads as if it had been slain, and his fatal wound was healed...
And he deceives those who dwell on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to perform in
the presence of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who had
the wound of the sword and has come to life. And there was given to him to give breath to the image of
the beast, that the image of the beast might even speak and cause as many as do not worship the image
of the beast to be killed. And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the
free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand, or on their forehead, and he provides that
no one should be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or
the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the
beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six.
It has been noted previously in this blog that Obama’s campaign headquarters in Chicago lie in postal zip
code 60606. The day the results were announced that Obama had been elected to his first term as
President of the United States the pick 3 lottery numbers for Illinois, his home state, came up as 6-6-6.
The armored limousine the Secret Service uses to drive the President around is nicknamed “The Beast.”
Vehicles signify a person’s ministry. For images and further details see the post titled Barack Hussein
Obama - Antichrist?
In the post preceding this one, it was noted that a large image of Obama constructed in sand was placed
outside the Democratic National Convention where Obama was chosen for a second time as this party’s
Presidential candidate. The image of Obama was damaged and had to be repaired, symbolic of
sustaining an injury and being healed.
Further events to consider are that the recent movie Lincoln, about the assassinated 16th President of the
United States, was given a private screening in the White House, attended by the President and the
actors and director of the movie.
The movie posters for this Hollywood production have been displayed in some highly unusual, but
profoundly symbolic ways. Consider the following two images reported on the following website.
Lincoln/The Walking Dead
Back in 2008 I posted an image from Obama’s acceptance speech after his first election. A Christian site
had posted an image of Barack Obama standing next to his family. His wife Michelle wore an unusually
patterned dress that resembled the coloration of a Black Widow spider.
Following is an image of a Black Widow Spider.
In the previous post it was also noted that during Obama’s first inaugural celebration, a concert was held
in front of the Lincoln Memorial where Barack Obama, along with 500,000 Americans, sang the words
“This’ll be the day that I die” from the hit song American Pie. Yet, the most significant event in my
estimation is that Obama took his second oath of office with his hand upon the Bibles of two assassinated
Some of these details, such as the release of the Lincoln movie at this time, and it’s private screening by
the President in the White House, and using the Bibles of two assassinated men, seem intentionally
designed to lead people to ponder such connections as are being set forth here. I have not received a
word of revelation from the Father that such an event will occur. I cannot say with surety that we will
witness an assassination attempt on the President. What I can say with confidence is that if such a thing
did occur, America would fall into such civil unrest and bloodshed on her own soil that comparisons to the
Civil War of Lincoln’s day, and the Civil Rights movement of Martin Luther King’s day, would pale in
Why has the government been purchasing billions of rounds of ammunition for Homeland Security? Why
are military being trained for urban warfare and civil unrest? Why was one of the first acts of the 111th
Congress which began simultaneously with Obama’s first term in office, to pass legislation to create
regional FEMA detention camps across America? Why has Posse Comitatus been repealed? Why have
executive orders been signed by the president to give him full control over all food, transportation,
communications, and other critical segments of the economy in the event of civil unrest? Why has the
National Defense Authorization Act been recently passed, giving the government authority to arrest
American citizens, and to hold them without trial indefinitely. The following recent video of Congressman
Ron Paul speaking to the House of Representatives gives one pause to consider the rationale for these
If Christians are awake at all, they will understand that the government fully foresees a time of great civil
unrest on American soil. It will be a time when brother will be against brother. Surely, the upcoming Super
Bowl match-up is intended as a sign of what is to come.
We should ask, “Why is Yahweh giving His people foreknowledge of what lies ahead?” I believe it is so
that they can prepare themselves for troublous days. I strongly exhort all saints to take to heart the
messages recently set forth on this blog concerning taking up guns for self-defense. Arming onself will be
the natural response of the soul of man. There are no lack of voices telling Christians to do this very thing.
They would advocate that Christians wield the sword against others, that they join in the conflict of brother
It requires a living faith to be able to entrust one’s life, and the lives of one’s family, into the hands of
Yahweh in the midst of perilous times. Is your faith such that you will be able to stand? Or will fear drive
you to do the very thing Satan would tempt the people of God to do?
If your life has been one where your hope and trust has been in the arm of the flesh; if you have been
looking to terrestrial devices, and the strength of man’s arm for your provision, health, safety, security,
finances, and direction for living, you will be ill prepared to stand in an hour when the overcomers in
Christ must yield their lives fully to the hands of God.
“And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony,
and they did not love their life even to death.”
Do you have a living faith that can trust Yahweh to choose the hour and circumstances of your death? Do
you have confidence that He will protect, guide, and sustain you until the time it has been appointed for
you to suffer, and that He will then carry you through the hour of suffering? The signs point to troublous
times ahead. Seek the Lord now, while He may be found. Christ has said that for a lack of roots, many of
His followers will fall away in a time of persecution and suffering.
“And the one on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, this is the man who hears the word, and
immediately receives it with joy; yet he has no firm root in himself, but is only temporary, and when
affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he falls away.”
It is time to do a root check in your life. Are your roots deep enough? Are you drawing from the life of
Christ? Is your life firmly anchored in Yahshua? Are you able to weather the storms to come? Don’t wait
until the storm falls to know the answers to these questions.
There is great civil unrest coming to this nation. Yahweh has declared judgment upon the sins of the
nation. Not much longer will America be known as a land of peace and prosperity. Her cities will be set
ablaze. Famine will stalk the land. The wealth of the people will be plundered. Vast numbers will perish as
the streets are filled with violence.
Satan would fill the world with strife. Yet you can overcome his schemes. You can refuse to fight fire with
fire. You can meet evil with goodness, and hatred with love.
For a further remarkable divine testimony of the civil strife coming to America, please read the next post
which is titled Heavenly Harbinger.
May you be blessed with peace and understanding in these days.
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Posted by Joseph Herrin at 9:36 AM
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Our Father has blessed you with many astounding insights, Joseph. May He have mercy on us,
according to His purposes and plans. We are in for some tough times. You are absolutely correct
in saying that a deep-rooted faith is the only surety we can depend upon. I feel like a voice in the
wilderness trying to get my friends to understand that guns are not any kind of a valid answer. I
have been preaching that line for many years, but it seems to fall on deaf ears. I guess they are
deaf. May God have mercy...
January 23, 2013 at 11:38 AM
John Cole said...
January 24, 2013 at 5:41 PM
Interesting article and yes we must draw and remain in the living Word of Christ and walk in it and
It seems many fall into the fight for the worldly rights and kingdoms from fear also, ...be anxious
Fear/angst causes fleshly decisions unless captured and brought in submission to
Christ. ..through fear of death all their lives were in bondage..also similar for fear of loss of worldly
things/lifestyles etc it seems.
Times will also have many rejoicings. Think so. Also many may hear when the money falls out of
their ears and proves useless to save and no longer plugs them up! Hope so. Rejoice always,
have full fellowship with the Lord Jesus..He loves us with a love so astounding and a strength
never failing and the joy of our salvation in Him is our strength :))
January 25, 2013 at 4:34 PM
I have been blessed by your work/insights and want you to know that I will be making a donation
to your site when I get my Tax Return back! (I highly encourage all who are similarly blessed,
consider designating a portion of your Tithe to Christian Warriors - whether it be Joseph or
whoever is inspiring your walk outside of the Church you may or may not attend).
Steve Quayle's site (www.stevequayle.com) is one that turned this son of a preacher, back in the
right direction. I know you may not agree w/ Mr. Quayle in all things, however, sincere believers
do flock to his site. Joseph, your insight in "Brother vs Brother" was so compelling to me that I
submitted it to Steve for consideration for his "Essay of the Week" section. Not only am I sure that
other Believers will be as moved by your work as I was, but it is my sincere prayer that you are
properly sustained by your Brothers & Sisters in Christ so that you can continue to do the Lords
work as long as He tarries.
So, I just wanted you to know what I have done this with all good intentions and I am hopeful that
you are not upset if you had preferred I contact you prior to doing so.
Thank you for all your work Brother!!!
Apple Valley, MN
PS- My Gracie (Black Lab) was taken back by the Lord on the big day of 12.21.12. I can relate to
your connection to your God given friend Champ!!! When I meet those of little faith I always say
"You know how I know God exists? Only a loving God could create a dog!!!!!!" :-)
January 26, 2013 at 4:56 AM
Joseph Herrin said...
Hello Scott (JSMappy),
It was kind of you to write. I appreciate your kind intent to send a financial gift. I believe when
saints do so they are manifesting the love of God in a very practical manner.
As always, I encourage the saints to be led of the Spirit in that which they do. You will not find me
making solicitations for funds on my websites, or telling my readers of specific needs that I have.
The Father has directed me to look to Him for my supply, and this is a very freeing thing to do.
So many ministers view man as the source of their provision. When they do the effect on their
message is observed. They are afraid to proclaim those things Yahweh gives to them when it
might offend a contributor. Yahweh has assured me that if I go where He says go, and do what He
says do, He will be faithful to supply my needs. He has truly been faithful over the years of this
minister's life to do so.
Looking to the Father, rather than to man, also prepares a saint to be able to stand in days when
the common means of financial gift giving are cut-off. The man who recognizes Yahweh as the
ultimate source of provision is enabled to stand in faith and believe that the same God who fed
600,000 men of Israel, along with women, children, and a mixed multitude of others in the
wilderness, can also provide for them.
Our Father's arm has not grown short since the days of Moses. He is still able to sen bread from
heaven and water from the rock, or to rain quail all around the camp. He is the God who can
multiply the loaves and fishes to feed multitudes.
Even as I look to the Father to send forth provision, I encourage the saints to be led of the Spirit of
Yahweh to know where He would have them to send their money, and how much. It is a
marvelous thing to behold when the body of Christ functions together, each joint and sinew
contributing to the other parts that which is lacking. My Yahshua truly be seen to be the Head that
is directing all the manifold parts of His body!
May you be blessed with peace and understanding in these days.
January 26, 2013 at 8:36 AM
Scott aka jsmappy, I did see this article on Steve Quayle site in his main news section, thanks for
submitting that, also as a side note, I lived in Apple Valley, MN for 9 years and due to the National
Guard we are now up in St. Cloud, nice to see a neighbor!!
January 26, 2013 at 10:28 AM
dAmazing and profound Wisdom is in your article for all with "ears to hear what the Spirit has to
God is advising us as to where our true Shelter lies. I'm so sorry that many so called Christians
just don't get it; they would rather "do" something that is out of Character with God's Ways of
handling things. Those that trust in the arm of "flesh" instead of God will get what they are trusting
May many of our brethren TURN in true humilty, trusting our very lives to our GREAT Sovereign
January 26, 2013 at 2:24 PM
Voice in the wilderness said...
Excellent post Joseph. When the son of perdition is revealed to the world, the church will have to
flee into the wilderness. Jacob had to flee from Esau, Moses had to flee from Pharaoh, David had
to flee from Saul, Elijah had to flee from Ahab, Israel had to flee from Egypt and Jehovah
sustained them all. If we trust in Jesus, we will do just fine while the earth is going through its birth
January 26, 2013 at 3:35 PM
Joseph, I see as you do. Just the other day, I was remarking to my pal. "I've been wanting to point
out the symbolism of the Super Bowl teams (& the NFL team names). Patriots v. Giants. This year
it's 7 7's v. Ravens. Obviously, a message is being transmitted. More so, as I've pointed out,
http://www.thefixisin.net/. Is this the year of the gold rush? Preying foul spirits?"
Then I saw your link on SQ's site. Here are some other observations ...
January 26, 2013 at 3:42 PM
I am guessing that the Ravens will win this superbowl, called it here, lol! This was an excellent
article, passed it on to quite a few people to read. Seems the red and black dresses the girls and
Michelle wore also represent blood and death in my opinion, thats all they wore.
January 26, 2013 at 4:14 PM
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