Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Dark Night Rises

The Following article is from Bro. Joseph Herrin at The Parables Blog.  Although I have shared his articles before in the past, for those who do not know, Bro. Joseph has a gift for understanding the spiritual significance of events in this life.  In the following post, he discusses the tragic shooting which occurred at the opening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, CO on July 20, 2012.

Before getting into his article, I would like to point out one more connection that this movie has with end time conditions in the world.  In the news recently, an interview with Morgan Freeman is quoted where he expounds upon his views of God.  While basically sharing that he believes mankind invented God, he goes on to say that if he believes in god it is because he believes that he is god.

The denial of God and the elevation of man into some sort of godhood itself is also representative of the type of media message the "illumined" have been promoting to the masses and in line with the type of mindset we see revealed in Scripture for the last days.

Lastly, this same message to incite fascism and class war can be seen in much of what is promoted to our young people today.  From songs like Jay-Z's Run This Town to movies such as The Hunger Games (which also was represented by a symbol indicative of anarchy). What many do not understand is that this is not about finances or classes at all.  That is simply a means for Satan to launch a targeted attack against God and His people.

Please don't walk around in a stupor about Christianity and the times in which we live.  Satan and his illuminated ones are preparing mankind for the world they have planned in order to secure their control of the people and the resources.  However, God is preparing His people as well to stand during these times and show forth the power of God to save those who are lost before Jesus comes again in judgment of the nations.  Redeem the times I pray you, for if you are seeking the Lord with your whole heart, He is placing within it the wisdom and discernment to be prepared for the times we are in.

"Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them. For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. 

Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil." Ephesians 5:6-16

With that said, please read on to see Joseph's review of the tragic events accompanying the launch of this movie.


The Dark Night Rises
Joseph Herrin (07-20-2012)

Isaiah 60:2
For behold, darkness will cover the earth and deep darkness the peoples...

The first e-mail I read this morning contained a link to a news item on the shooting in a Colorado theater where the movie The Dark Knight Rises was being screened. The movie was a midnight showing, the very first opportunity for theater goers in America to see the latest installment in the Batman film franchise. Witnesses testified that a young man dressed as Bane, the villain in the movie, burst through a door as if on cue. Some testified that it was timed to coincide with a shoot-out in the film, while others say it occurred at the same moment Batman first appeared in the movie.

The intruder to the theater reportedly tossed one or two tear gas canisters into the crowded theater, then fired some shots from a weapon into the air. He then lowered the barrel of the gun, or rifle, and began to shoot patrons of the cinema. In all, more than fifty people were shot and twelve have died. Among those injured were a three month old baby, and a six year old child whose parents had brought them to this dark and violent movie.

There is much in this news event that arrests the attention. The first thing that struck me was the profusion of homophones - words that sound identical to other words that have different meanings. For example:

Movie Name
The Dark Knight Rises
The Dark Night Rises

Actor Who Plays Batman
Christian Bale
Christian Baal

Villain in the Movie
Bain (Bain Capital, Mitt Romney’s Company, has been in the news).

Other Characters in the Movie Played By
Michael Caine (Cain, the murderous son of Adam)
Gary Oldman (“put off the old man with his deeds” Colossians 3:9)
Morgan Freeman (See verse below)

Revelation 6:15-17
Then the kings of the earth and the great men and the commanders and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains; and they said to the mountains and to the rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?"

There were also significant details. The theater complex that the attacker entered had 16 cinemas. He attacked those in cinema number 9. E.W. Bullinger in his book Number in Scripture provides the following information on the Biblical significance of this number.
[Nine] is the last of the digits, and thus marks the end; and is significant of the conclusion of a matter.

It is akin to the number six, six being the sum of its factors (3x3=9, and 3+3=6), and is thus significant of the end of man, and the summation of all man's works. Nine is, therefore, THE NUMBER OF FINALITY OR JUDGMENT,

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.
This was a MIDNIGHT screening of the movie. The attacker entered the theater around 12:30 A.M.. In “the dark of night,” during a movie titled “The Dark Knight Rises” an act of great darkness was committed.

This was the very first scheduled showing of what is predicted to be a blockbuster movie. It is the third part of a trilogy by the same director, featuring the same actors. The previous movie in the series pulled in more than one billion dollars worldwide. It too was marked by death as one of the main characters, Heath Ledger who played the character of The Joker, was found dead of a suspected drug overdose. Ledger’s death occurred after the second Batman movie was filmed, but prior to its release. The interest generated by his death was linked to the tremendous success of the movie. A thought provoking article on Heath Ledger’s death can be found here:

This is now the second consecutive movie in this series that has been born out of some act of death. This “coincidence” causes me to reflect on the use of human sacrifice in the works of Satan. Human sacrifice is very real. That Satan has inspired men to practice such rituals to incur favors from the rulers of darkness, or to release dark spiritual energy to accomplish some wicked purpose, is recorded in the Bible. Human sacrifice was practiced by the inhabitants of Canaan, and was one of the transgressions that brought forth the judgment of Yahweh.

Deuteronomy 18:10-12
"There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire..., for whoever does these things is detestable to Yahweh; and because of these detestable things Yahweh your God will drive them out before you.”

An interesting account that reveals the connection between human sacrifice and invoking the powers of fallen angels and unclean spirits is recorded in II Kings.

II Kings 3:26-27
When the king of Moab saw that the battle was too fierce for him, he took with him 700 men who drew swords, to break through to the king of Edom; but they could not. Then he took his oldest son who was to reign in his place, and offered him as a burnt offering on the wall. And there came great wrath against Israel, and they departed from him and returned to their own land.

When this passage says that “there came great wrath against Israel,” we need to identify the source of this wrath. The wrath did not originate in the people of Moab, for they were already intent on slaughter and warfare, but were not strong enough. The wrath did not come from Yahweh, for He would not honor the king of Moab slaying his son. The wrath came from those principalities and powers, the rulers of the darkness of this world, the spiritual forces of wickedness in high places, to whom the sacrifice was offered. Human sacrifice is still required by Satan and those powers in league with him. When men seek the favor and power of Satan they will commit murder to accomplish their ends.

Consider the timing of the following connected events.
Following a bid headed by former Olympic champion Sebastian Coe and the then Mayor of London Ken Livingstone, London was selected as the host city on 6 July 2005 during the 117th IOC Session in Singapore, defeating bids from Moscow, New York City, Madrid and Paris. London will become the first city to officially host the modern Olympic Games three times, having previously done so in 1908 and in 1948.

The 7 July 2005 London bombings (often referred to as 7/7) were a series of co-ordinated suicide attacks in London which targeted civilians using the public transport system during the morning rush hour.

On the morning of Thursday, 7 July 2005, four Islamist home-grown terrorists detonated four bombs, three in quick succession aboard London Underground trains across the city and, later, a fourth on a double-decker bus in Tavistock Square. Fifty-two people, as well as the four bombers, were killed in the attacks, and over 700 more were injured.
It was unanticipated that London would be selected as host of the 2012 Olympics. Paris was the frontrunner. When the IOC announced that London had been chosen people were stunned. Some unseen force had made certain that London would be the host city for the 2012 Olympics. The next day the city of London experienced massive deaths and injuries as a terrorist event occured on her subway system. Was a ritual sacrifice demanded as reward for this selection? Were the spiritual forces of wickedness in high places being offered up a sacrifice to insure that these games were spiritually charged with Satanic power?

For those unfamiliar with the London Subway bombings, they have been as controversial in England as the 911 bombings have been in America. Many have suggested that the government of the UK was behind the bombings, that those accused of setting off explosions were themselves victims.

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If you have been following the posts in the series titled Babylon Rising, you will be aware of the Satanic nature of the Olympic games being held in London. I believe the timing of London’s announcement as host of the XXX Olympiad, and the deaths and injuries that followed the very next day in London, were linked. A human sacrifice was offered to Satan, and you can be certain that these Olympic events will reveal the presence and power of Satan. His cunning is already visible in the symbols, buildings, rites and images associated with the 2012 games. The opening and closing ceremonies will be profoundly marked as Satanic rituals of the highest order.

These deaths and massive injuries at the inaugural showing of The Dark Knight Rises in the United States arrest my attention. One must ask “In what way is this movie being used as a tool of Satan?” I believe that one way the movie is being used is in continuing to set forth a message of class warfare. It is espousing that there are those with money and power who are hoarding the world’s wealth for their selfish purposes while the masses go without. One movie reviewer has suggested that the movie presents a fascist message.
[Fascism] promotes regulated private enterprise and private property contingent whenever beneficial to the nation and state enterprise and state property whenever necessary to protect its interests. At the same time, fascists are hostile to financial capital, plutocracy, and "the power of money."
Note especially the highlighted words from the Wikipedia article on “fascism.” “Fascists are hostile to financial capital.” Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate for president of the United States, was one of the founding partners of a company known as Bain Capital. This fact has been much in the news of late as Barack Obama and his supporters have accused Romney of exporting jobs out of America through his role at Bain Capital.

Here is another interesting homonym. The name Bain sounds like “bane.” The English word bane is defined as follows:
1. a person or thing that ruins or spoils: Gambling was the bane of his existence.
2. a deadly poison (often used in combination, as in the names of poisonous plants): wolfsbane; henbane.
3. death; destruction; ruin.
4. Obsolete. That which causes death or destroys life: entrapped and drowned beneath the watery bane.
The bane of capital would be that which destroys, or ruins, the wealth and possessions of others. The deceit involved in that which is being fomented by a hidden cabal of wealthy men and women is that they are egging on this class warfare, knowing that they are themselves untouchable. The anger and jealousy of the lowest classes of mankind will not reach them. It will only bring death, destruction, and ruin to those individuals within the reach of the lower classes. In effect, what remains of the middle class, and the upper middle class, will be destroyed by those who are incited to looting and rioting.

This is actually what is portrayed as occurring in the movie The Dark Knight Rises. Posters from the movie show Gotham City in flames. An army arises from underground that is set upon destroying everything above them. The venom of the rabble is especially aimed at those who are living the good life, having attained some semblance of prosperity. Rather than building something of their own, this underground army has no higher aim than to pull the city down upon their own heads. Everyone is thereby reduced to poverty and ruin.

This is precisely what Satan and those “illumined” individuals in league with him are seeking to bring about. With the entire world reduced to poverty and chaos, the elite’s power and rule over the world, will be assured as they control the military, the corporations, the financial system, and food and fuel supplies of this world.

What the world has been seeing in the past couple generations is a massive aggregation of wealth. Companies like Bain Capital have taken over multiple corporations and companies that were formerly standalone businesses. Each of these standalone businesses had their own owners, shareholders, and officers which tended to spread the wealth around, creating a solid middle class. As companies like Bain capital have bought up these companies, they have cut out much of the middle class. There is a sharp delineation between those massively wealthy individuals who control these conglomerates, and the average man on the street.

Bain Capital controls hundreds of companies. Among them are such well known businesses as AMC Entertainment, Burger King, Burlington Coat Factory, Clear Channel Communications, Domino's Pizza, DoubleClick, Dunkin' Donuts, Guitar Center, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), Sealy, The Sports Authority, Staples, Toys "R" Us, Warner Music Group and The Weather Channel. There was a time when each of the hundreds of companies controlled by Bain were standalone enterprises, and this fostered a vibrant middle class. By aggregating all of these businesses together there has developed a class of the super-wealthy. These are not the one percent that the Occupy Wall Street group has set their sights upon. These super-elite, and phenomenally wealthy individuals, are at the top tier, the very top fraction of the one percent. The amount of global wealth they control is staggering. One Internet article reports the following:
Corporations not only completely dominate the U.S. economy, they also completely dominate the global economy as well.  A newly released University of Zurich study examined more than 43,000 major multinational corporations.  The study discovered a vast web of interlocking ownerships that is controlled by a "core" of 1,318 giant corporations.

When the team further untangled the web of ownership, it found much of it tracked back to a "super-entity" of 147 even more tightly knit companies - all of their ownership was held by other members of the super-entity - that controlled 40 percent of the total wealth in the network. "In effect, less than 1 percent of the companies were able to control 40 percent of the entire network," says Glattfelder. Most were financial institutions. The top 20 included Barclays Bank, JPMorgan Chase & Co, and The Goldman Sachs Group...

Giant corporations have become so dominant that it has become very hard for small businesses to compete and survive in the United States.

Today, even though our population is increasing, the number of small businesses continues to decrease.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 16.6 million Americans were self-employed back in December 2006.  Today, that number has shrunk to 14.5 million.

This is the exact opposite of what should be happening under a capitalist system.

Big corporations completely dominate the media.  Almost all of the news that you get and almost all of the entertainment that you enjoy is fed to you by giant corporations.

Back in 1983, somewhere around 50 corporations controlled the vast majority of all news media in the United States.

Today, control of the news media is concentrated in the hands of just six incredibly powerful media corporations.

Big corporations completely dominate our financial system.  Yes, there are hundreds of choices in the financial world, but just a handful control the vast majority of the assets.

Back in 2002, the top 10 banks controlled 55 percent of all U.S. banking assets.  Today, the top 10 banks control 77 percent of all U.S. banking assets.

The "too big to fail" banks just keep getting more and more powerful.  For example, the "big six" U.S. banks (Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo) now possess assets equivalent to approximately 60 percent of America's gross national product.
People, those with the true wealth and power are the 1,000th of 1 percent. Civil unrest will not touch them. They control everything. They choose which men run for government office. They control the media so that only the world view they want promoted will be heard. If class warfare erupts, and they seem to be intent on insuring it does, all that will occur is that the last vestiges of the middle class will be wiped out. Then the world will be a true two-tier system. There will be the super wealthy ruling class, and a massive population of drones, or worker bees.

Let the thoughtful individual consider that Mitt Romney is a Mormon. The Mormon church was born out of Freemasonry. The first Mormon groups met in what were called Mormon Lodges. These were Masonic lodges promoting their unique blend of religion. Utah, where the Mormon church is headquartered, has adopted the beehive as a state symbol. It is on the state flag.

The symbolism of the beehive contains an esoteric meaning. Only the “illumined” ones are intended to know its true meaning. Even as a beehive is ruled over by a single individual, and all the rest of the hive are worker bees, or drones, so too do the elite ruling class seek to establish a world system where a very small number of individuals control the vast multitudes of the population.

London City Hall - The Beehive
This same symbolism is found in London, that center of global banking and secret government. The Lord Mayor of the City of London meets with his privy council in a building that is nicknamed “the beehive.”

People of God, the movie The Dark Knight Rises, could very well be titled The Dark Night Rises. It is a prophetic foretelling of the collapse of civilization into anarchy. Class warfare, race warfare, religious warfare, and every imaginable form of strife is being fomented by the powers that exist. David Wilkerson had visions of New York City (the model of Gotham City) in flames with tanks rolling through the streets. The day when such an event occurs is not far off. These things are depicted in the movie that this blog post is examining.

I looked at the sound track for the movie. It is a dark and somber musical score. The titles of the songs are equally dark. Following is a partial list of songs from the movie soundtrack.

A Storm is Coming
On Thin Ice
Gotham’s Reckoning
Underground Army
Born in Darkness
The Fire Rises
Nothing Out There
Fear Will Find You
Why Do We Fall
Death By Exile
Imagine the Fire
Necessary Evil
The Shadows Betray You
The End

People of God, I believe there is a prescient anointing to this movie and the music that goes with it. It is foretelling of that which stands before mankind. “A Storm is Coming.” I have not watched the movie, but the preview reveals the substance of the opening song. A woman is dancing with Bruce Wayne, the billionaire who is secretly Batman. She tells Bruce Wayne that a storm is coming. She speaks of the evil of the rich hoarding their wealth and the discontented masses who will rise against them. Following are the exact words spoken in the movie trailer.
You think this will last. There’s a storm coming Mr. Wayne. You and your friends better batten down the hatches. Because when it hits you are all going to wonder how you ever thought you could live so large and leave so little for the rest of us.
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Does this movie serve as a Satanic pronouncement of that which is even now at the door? I believe it does. I believe the movie’sopening being birthed in mayhem, in blood, and death, is a token of that which is coming soon to the nations. The dark night of mankind is at hand. Chaos and civil unrest will come suddenly, even as it came to a theater in Aurora, Colorado last night. Most will not expect it. They will be focused on entertainment, ease and pleasure when their world is rocked by sudden tragedy.

Our Father has been telling His sons and daughters that these things are coming. He has been directing His called out ones to make themselves ready spiritually, and physically. If you discern the hour you live in you will not sleep as others sleep. Cast off the stupor. Cease living as those who are blind and deaf. Seek Yahweh while He may be found. The dark night rises. A storm is coming. David Wilkerson declared before he died that what is coming will be of such severity and burst forth with a suddenness that it will cause even the godly to tremble.

I encourage you to read the following devotion by this man of God and prophet to America.

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


  1. A true wake up call!

  2. I know the end is coming soon. Sooner than we think or rather want to believe. When I read things like this I get stirred up knowing I'm not ready for what's coming. But somehow I can't seem to focus enough to hear God so I can know how to get ready. What's wrong? I feel like there is some force keeping me from taking the next step in my salvation yet I know I need to move. I just can't explain what it is. I feel like I have a chain around me that only allows me to make a slight move and then it yanks be back.

    1. Hi Anonymous,

      I'm not sure what you mean by not being ready for what is to come. Do you mean spiritually in terms of fully consecrating yourself to God or are you speaking of making preparations in the natural?

      If you mean that you feel there is something holding you back spiritually, then perhaps some time fasting would help to weaken that resistance. I have found that cutting back on a lot of the world's noise and spending more time with God in prayer can often give me clarity when it seems difficult to hear Him.

      If you mean that you feel unprepared for the days to come (financially, physically, emotionally, etc.), know this: There is nothing any one person could do to be prepared outside of obeying what the Lord commands. It is God's desire and His expressed will to protect His people during this time (Rev. 6:6, 7:3, 9:4). He knows what you understand and what you don't. He is not sitting around thinking, "Well, I sure wish he/she could get what I was trying to tell them. Oh well, I guess they will just have to figure it out on their own." :-) If He never expressly tells you anything by way of preparation, He is still more than able to guide and protect you during anything which is to come.

      Jesus definitely tells us to be prepared and to watch during this time. Perhaps it is beneficial for us to talk about why. We are asked to watch - not so that we become anxious, paranoid, or fearful - but so that we are not caught unawares (Matt. 25:1-13; Mar. 13:33-37; Luke 12:35-40. 21:34-36; Rom. 13:11-14; Eph. 5:15-21; I Thess. 5:4-10; I Pet. 4:7). We are not to be so distracted by the "cares of this life" that we forget why we are here (lose awareness of, and focus on, Jesus).

      Please take a moment to review the Scriptures I referred to above. Notice how many of them talk about drunkenness, rioting, wantonness, gluttony... Jesus said these days would be like the days of Noah where people were going about life as if it would never come to end, getting caught up in all kinds of worldly endeavors and lusts of the flesh to their own detriment (Matt. 24:36-51). We should not be that way. God does not want us to live without purpose (His purpose).

      This is how we are to be prepared in these evil days, by keeping our eyes on Him and not letting our love for Him grow cold (Matthew 24:12; Rev. 2:4). And of course, if God tells you to do something additional in terms of natural preparations, then certainly do it. But it is not the status of natural preparations of which God is mostly concerned, but the condition of our hearts.

      If you feel that God is prompting you to leave some things behind and come closer to Him, then pray for the strength to do so. The flesh may be weak, but if the spirit is willing God will make a way. His strength is made perfect in our weakness, which is perhaps why fasting can play such an integral role in coming against the things of the flesh which try to hinder us.

      "Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds." Hebrews 12:1-3

  3. Many people are feeling the need to move, but they feel an evil force keeping them down. You just have to take the huge step of faith and move when God tells you to move; knowing that you can stand on HIS promises. (The devil is a liar) he has no power over those who are washed in the Blood of Jesus, because the Blood was an overpayment for our sins. He has no authority to hold us back! Believers just have to pray harder and seek the face of the Lord day and night! We have to know beyond the shadow of doubt that "Greater is HE who is in us, than he who is in the world." Yes, this are dark days, but He has made provisions in advance for His children.

  4. Wow, Morgan Freeman said that?! I thought he was a Christian because he is one of the voices on the Bible experience. This whole thing is truly shocking, we need to discern the hour and the time, thank-you for posting this. Also, I've been reading that the actor Heath Ledger who played the joker died before the last installment came out of a drug overdose and the shooter allegedly told police he was the Joker. Really powerful stuff. God have mercy.

  5. I'm 23. I talk about the seriousness of these things all the time and no one listens. Not even my family, not shocking though. I don't know one person that sees the things I do, it makes things really hard sometimes but Jesus must have suffered the same ridicule. It's so unbelievable that 99.9% of people will not listen to what I say. On my social networking site I can make a post about health, exercise, fun activities, what I had for lunch and get responses. Post somthing like this and it's grasshoppers chirping


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