Saturday, August 07, 2010

Amish Barn Stars and the mysteries of Gothic architecture

This post is somewhat related to the series I'm doing on Rochester, NY. I'm going to warn you right upfront: If you think ignorance is bliss and just want to love barn stars because you love them and that's that, you best just stop right here because this post is going to ruin that for you. If you really love The Truth, keep reading!

During my recent visit to Upstate New York I noticed that all around the region people were adorning their homes, garages, businesses, barns and sheds with a particular kind of star.
I had never really paid much attention to this in previous visits. I asked what it was and I was told it was for good luck and to ward off evil spirits. Later in the visit, after I had had some time to think and pray about what I had been seeing, I was dining in Syracuse with my Dad enjoying the generous hospitality of a dear brother and reader of The Open Scroll named Tony. As we got up from the table on the way out, Tony pointed to a pair of these stars that had been behind me on the wall of our dining room in the popular restaurant and asked what they meant. He said he found them creepy and disturbing. I shared with him the same thing I had shared with my Dad on the way to Syracuse a couple hours earlier. Star symbols represent fallen angels. Tony is very perceptive.

When I researched these stars online I discovered that they're called Amish barn stars. They're popular far beyond Upstate NY. I had just visited Pocono, PA and had seen them along the way. Apparently, their popularity extends broadly across the Northeast and beyond. Folks love these things! The Amish barn stars are to most minds a decorative element of folksy rural Americana. Patriotic folk like to decorate with American flag-themed items and the Amish barn star kind of goes right along with that. I understand this. But there's a dark sinister side of that attraction that should be known.

I'm going to share a little of the history of the Amish barn star and offer some insight.

One site with a lot of info is here, The Artistic Garden - History of the Barn Star, and some more is here on Here are some excerpts from the Amish Barn Star Web site.

"Amish Metal Tin Barn Stars are well known as a sign of good luck and great fortune. We trust that barn stars are also very popular because it is an ornamental way of expressing our support and pride in our country."

"The tradition of the barn star in Amish country can be traced back to the 1700’s, and to at least the 1820’s in Pennsylvania. Barn stars were most popular after the Civil War. On many older Amish barns,one could see a large decoration in the shape of a star mounted on the face of the barn. Sometimes they were just aesthetic, but sometimes they represented the trademark of a specific barn builder. It is our understanding the original star shape was a three-pointed star but has changed throughout the years. Colors had significance with Amish and Pennsylvania Dutch barn paintings. These folk art designs, many of which were star shaped, were painted directly onto each end of the barn, and date back to the 1850’s. Black - Protection, also used to blend or bind elements together; Red - Emotions, passion, charisma, lust and also creativity. White - Purity, power of the moon, allows energy to flow freely. Blue - Protection, peace, calmness and spirituality; Green - Growth, fertility, success in things and ideas that grow. Yellow - Health in body and mind, love of man and the sun, connection to the God, Brown - Mother earth, also can mean friendship and strength. Violet - Things that are sacred. The barn star composition has changed over the years. At first they were built directly into the barn. Later the stars were crafted from wood as a separate piece and now of metal for longer lasting with ease of changing the colors."

Are these things consistent with the seeking of the blessings of obedience from the God of the Bible? Absolutely not! To associate "good luck" with an item is to assert that it has supernatural influence or magick powers. There is no biblical command to make anything like an Amish barn star. It's what is recognized by pagans and witches as a charm or talisman. To place a star on a building thinking or hoping that some kind of protection is invoked or good fortune is invited is how demonic entities are invoked into the lives of the disobedient and deceived. A building so marked is branded with the mark of the entity invoked, who has legally established a geographical domain. The Amish barn star does invite supernatural influence, which should not be disputed. The influence, however, is not a blessing but a curse.

"let them alone, guides they are -- blind of blind; and if blind may guide blind, both into a ditch shall fall."
Matthew 15:4 (YLT)

Closely related to the Amish barn star phenomenon is the barn quilt phenomenon. For example, visit the Quilt Trail, Lincoln County, Kentucky.

The pictures of buildings in this post are of a famous complex called The Star Barn. It's located in Lower Swatara Township, Dauphin County, PA. and is slated for relocation to East Hanover Township, Lebanon County for preservation. The barns in the complex are built in the Gothic Revival style.

Now, check this out! Observe how the star barn in this image (on left) resembles the High Falls Garage in Rochester, NY. Compare the roof lines above, the rectangular access below, the towers on top, the capstone and star - and the portal in the 8-ball rack position with the structure-framed image of the top view of a pyramid. Let this speak to you about the source of inspiration for such things.

Think about what it means that the barn is built in the Gothic Revival style. Guilds of Masons designed and built the great cathedrals of Europe in the Gothic style. (See here and here) Features of the High Falls Garage reveal the work of Freemasonry. What I have recently presented about the garage applies to the Star Barn buildings. These should be recognized for what they truly are, models of cathedrals that are pagan temples built to promote the worship of the gods of the Freemasons! The great cathedrals are not "Christian" in any sense that they honor my Lord, the true Messiah. They are pagan temples inside and out, from beginning to end. The High Falls Garage is by design a pagan temple that points back to the great pyramid, and so are the buildings of the Star Barn complex.

The key design element of the Gothic architectural style is the vault. The vault is a form of a pyramid. It represents what the pyramid represents, the messianic kingdom. The tabernacle and Temple built as commanded by the true God were good. Any others are bad, merely counterfeits that honor the false god and his messiah and kingdom.

Consider the diagrams of the Roman and Gothic style vaults. They both compare to a pyramid, resting on a square base and, uniquely with the Gothic vault, rising to a single central point. The views presented from above the vaults are the very same top view of a pyramid. The vaults create within them a virtual pyramid. They represent the vault of heaven, creating a heavenly space in the earthly realm, a sacred temple for worship of the heavenly sons of god. The classic pointed arch window and door frames of the Gothic style suggest virtual vault intersections.

Do you understand why the Masons were taught these structures by the fallen angels and why they have been so broadly implemented? If you understand how ritual magick is real and powerful in the demonic realm you know these constructs have legitimate influence, legally establishing domains of spiritual authority in the physical realm.

The Gothic Revival style star barns with their gabled roof and cross gable construction form vaults with inherent pyramid constructs. Their vaults actually match the Romanesque pattern with its cross-shaped peak better than the Gothic pattern. The single central point apparently required to establish the virtual pyramid is established with the addition of a central spire. Do you get it? I think this is why the High Falls Garage has the "steeple" extending out of the top, with the framed capstone functioning as the cross gable (like the Star Barn), completing the Romanesque style virtual pyramid.

When you compare the star on the star barns to the capstone on the High Falls Garage you should perceive their equivalence. The star is the capstone. The fallen angel who Falls from on High is identified as the Beast, the Apollyon, Apollo and Horus identity. Consider Revelation 9 where you read how John "saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth" and subsequently the anti-death agent is administered as the sting of a scorpion. About the beings that were released out of the smoke of the pit, verse 11 reveals:

"And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon."
Revelation 9:11

Consider this image of the star as seen from inside the famous star barn, from within the sacred pyramid worship zone. Do you see the wings called out in the framing and alignments of the louvers? This is the angel of the bottomless pit, an image of the Beast! The architect of the star barns had insight into the Barn Star!

Consider also the account of Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon and pattern type for the Beast and how it is that a barn is housing for livestock, domestic grass grazing beasts like unto what the king of Babylon was made to model. While the king was sleeping one night, he had a dream. Daniel interpreted it, which is widely recognized as prophetic of the last days.

20) The tree that thou sawest, which grew, and was strong, whose height reached unto the heaven, and the sight thereof to all the earth;
21) Whose leaves were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in it was meat for all; under which the beasts of the field dwelt, and upon whose branches the fowls of the heaven had their habitation:
22) It is thou, O king, that art grown and become strong: for thy greatness is grown, and reacheth unto heaven, and thy dominion to the end of the earth.
23) And whereas the king saw a watcher and an holy one coming down from heaven, and saying, Hew the tree down, and destroy it; yet leave the stump of the roots thereof in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let his portion be with the beasts of the field, till seven times pass over him;
24) This is the interpretation, O king, and this is the decree of the most High, which is come upon my lord the king:
25) That they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and they shall wet thee with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over thee, till thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.

Daniel 4:20-25

It came to pass according to Daniel's interpretation of the dream.

29) At the end of twelve months he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon.
30) The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty?
31) While the word was in the king's mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, saying, O king Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken; The kingdom is departed from thee.
32) And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.

Daniel 4:29-32

The great Babylon? Consider Isaiah 14, Revelation 13-14, 17-18. A star barn = housing for star beasts. Think about it as a parable.

So, given all this background, what does it really mean when you put an Amish barn star on your house? You immediately identify your house as a star barn, housing star beasts - you and your family. The building is then akin to a Gothic cathedral, a pagan temple for the worship of the deity whose mark it bears, the Star Apollyon. The implied virtual pyramid as a sacred space is generated in honor of and for the worship of the coming capstone himself! Think about it.

Biblically, a person's body is equated to a tabernacle, a house of worship. If you put a barn star on the gable of your house you're modeling the mark of the Beast, marking your house/tabernacle/body with the fallen angel brand in the prominent place that compares to the forehead. The barn star is as the beast Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, Lucifer and Apollyon. A star-house is a star-body or hybrid offspring of the sons of god with the daughters of men.

Those of you who see these and are creeped out - now you know why. The testimony of this barn star fad is that folks are clamoring for the Beast. His barns are filling with livestock for the coming season of slaughter. Give heed to the second commandment, and the Lord who gave it in love. Be generous with your neighbor and testify of the freedom that comes to those truly discipled in Truth.

Blessings abounding in Y'shua HaMashiach! Shabbat Shalom!

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