Links: | CNN | 1 | Seattle Times | San Antonio Express News | BBC News | Afghan Map |January 4 (Day 4, Weakness): A US soldier was killed and a CIA agent wounded in an ambush west of Khowst in eastern Afghanistan. It was the first US military combat casualty since the war began. It was Day 90 of the war. Khowst is at 33 N., for the purifying Judgment of the Holy Spirit, and 69 E., for running the course.
Sgt. 1st Class Nathan R. Chapman, 31, of Puyallup, Washington just outside Fort Lewis was killed. He was born April 23, 1970, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. He joined the Army in 1988. His hometown was listed as San Antonio, Texas even though he had never lived there. His father was once stationed there in the Air Force.
Links: | CNN | Reuters | Jerusalem Post | BBC News |Israeli forces captured a freighter in the Red Sea carrying some 50 tons of offensive weapons bound for the Palestinian Authority. The ship, the Karin A, a 4,000-ton freighter was owned by the PA and captained by a PA naval policeman. It was boarded by naval commandos without firing a shot some 500 nautical miles from Israel in an operation code-named Noah’s Ark.
Links: | Reuters | BBC News |The world's oldest man, 112-year-old Antonio Todde, of the island of Sardinia, Italy died during the night. Italy's oldest woman, 110-year-old Maria Grazia Broccolo, died only hours later in a small town south of Rome. Todde lived his whole life in the same house with his wife of 78 years, Maria-Antonia. He was born January 22, 1889, the same year as Adolph Hitler.
Links: | SPC Storm Report |No severe weather or tornadoes were reported in the USA.
Today there were weather elephants over the Pacific northwest, Texas, and off the east coast in the Atlantic. An elephant represents a demon Commander, such as Baal.
The weather elephant over the Pacific northwest was near Fort Lewis, Washington where Sgt. Chapman was stationed. Chapman was 31, for an evil king. He died in the search for Osama bin Laden. Chapman was born in 1970. Yesterday, there was an earthquake in northeastern Afghanistan at 70 E. Chapman joined the Army in 1988. The oldest man in the world, who died today, was born in 1889, where the sequences 889 and 988 represent the beginning and the end of a sequence, e.g. the course of life. Chapman listed his hometown on his Army papers as San Antonio even though he had never lived there. The name of the world's oldest man was Antonio Todde. Chapman's parents lived in Georgetown, Texas. There was also a weather elephant over Texas today.
Israel caught the Palestinians red-handed today when they captured an arms shipment from Iran on a Palestinian Ship in the Red Sea. It was the first working day of US envoy Anthony Zinni, who arrived in the Middle East yesterday to secure a cease-fire. He already has egg all over his face. While he is talking peace with Arafat, the Palestinian navy is trying to bring in shiploads of arms for war. Zinni, aside from being naive about dealing with terrorists, is opposing the Abrahamic Covenant.
The world's oldest man, Antonio Todde, died on the Italian island of Sardinia during the night. He was 112. A few hours later, Italy's oldest woman died at 110. Death is God's victory. Death is a Sovereign decision of God. God separated out the old man and Italy's oldest woman to die. Their deaths represented running the course of life. They lived long enough to run the whole race. The number for running the course of life is 69. The deaths of these two Italians heralded the death of the first US soldier in combat in Afghanistan on Day 90. The soldier died at 33 N. and 69 E. Today, Atlanta airport canceled about 600 flight due to snow. Atlanta is at 33 N.
The former King of Afghanistan, Mohammad Zahir Sha, is in exile in Italy. Anthony Zinni, the US envoy in the Middle East, is of Italian descent. Sardinia is from the Greek root, sard, or sardius, which is the name for Carnelian, a blood-red stone (Revelation 4:3; Ex. 28:17 in the original languages). Carnelian, or sard, symbolized the Tribe of Reuben, the adulterer. The region of Italy in Asia corresponds to the Tribe of Reuben as does Texas in the USA. Israel captured a Palestinian ship in the Red Sea today, which is another correlation of the color, red. And Sgt. Chapman listed San Antonio, Texas as his home town. His parents live in Georgetown, Texas.
Today was January 4th, for weakness. The world's oldest man and Italy's oldest woman died. The death of the man occurred when his life cycle 23-day biorhythm cycle could not make it through the valley of death to his next birthday. He felt bad like people often feel when they are on the low swing of a 23-day cycle. The Problem Solving Devices correct such weaknesses. The power of the Filling of the Holy Spirit will overcome the weakness of the 23-day cycle. However, when God decides it is time to die, then a person dies regardless of anything else. God's time is the right time. Sgt. Chapman was born on April 23, 1970.
The people who died today were all separated out by God to die. They all made history in their deaths in spite of today being January 4th, for weakness. Paul learned, "when I am weak, then I am strong" (1 Corinthians 12:10). The deaths of the people today were another example of divine division, or separation, which is the meaning of the year 2002.