Links: | Ha'aretz | AP |August 4 (Day 216, Sanctification): After 5 terror attacks in the last 24 hours in Israel, 13 people were killed and 82 injured. A homicide bomber blew himself up on Bus #361 near Safed north of the Sea of Galilee. Nine people were killed and 52 were injured. Two people were killed and 14 wounded when a Palestinian terrorist opened fire in East Jerusalem at border police near the Damascus Gate. Four were injured in an attack on a bus near near Tul Karm. Four soldiers were injured when a bomb exploded near their vehicle north of Ramallah. And a married couple were killed and their two children injured in a terrorist attack on their car on the Ramallah-Nablus road near the West Bank settlement of Eli.
Links: Weather Links |Tropical Storm Bertha was named in the Gulf of Mexico. Bertha is headed northwest for Louisiana just north of New Orleans with 35-knot winds. Bertha means bright. The image of Berth resembled a lion.
Links: Weather Links |Tropical Storm Kammuri was named in the South China Sea. It is moving northeast with 45-knot winds. Kammuri is the name for the constellation, Corona Borealis, which means the northern crown and represents the crown of thorns of the Lord Jesus Christ on the cross (reference Star Gospel).
President Bush played golf with his father in Maine. The two represented a witness, and the President was wearing a banded shirt, the magnified sign of a witness. His father was wearing a maroon hat, the color for justice.
Tropical Storm Bertha formed in the Gulf of Mexico to become the second Atlantic storm of the year. It is headed for Louisiana where the number one suspect in the anthrax investigation has been hired to teach at LSU. Bertha means bright. And Tropical Storm Kammuri formed in the South China Sea. Kammuri is the name of the crown of thorns of Jesus Christ on the Cross. Tropical storms represent the rejection of the grace message of the pastor-teacher like the Right Woman who rejects the authority of her Right Man.
Today was August 4th, for weakness. And it was day 216, for sanctification.
Jesus Christ died on the Cross to Redeem everyone from from the slave market of sin. He paid for the sins of the world. Since everyone's sins are paid for, Salvation is available for those who want it. Eternal Life is free for the asking. The Lord Jesus Christ paid for the sins of the world so that anyone who wants Eternal Life can have it simply by believing in Him. There is Salvation in none other. The only way of Salvation is a way that solves the problem of sin. The Lord Jesus Christ did that when He paid for the sins of the world on the Cross.
"Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved" (Acts 16:31). "Everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have Eternal Life" (John 3:16b).