Links: NY Times | AP | Reuters |August 8 (Day 220, Cursing): Three Palestinian Cabinet ministers met with Secretary of State, Colin Powell and National Security Adviser, Condoleezza Rice, at the White House while President Bush was on vacation. The three Palestinians were Arafat's chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat, Interior Minister and former Syrian army officer, Abdel Razak Al-Yahya, and Economy, Industry and Trade Minister, Maher al-Masri. The meeting was to review Palestinian reform of its security force and institutions, which should be more democratic and accountable. However, it appears that most of the talk was about Palestinian excuses for not stopping the terrorism until Israel withdraws.
Interior minister, Al-Yahya, will stay over an extra day to meet with CIA chief George Tenet. The intention is to set up a security plan. In his last visit with Arafat, Tenet refused to work with the Palestinians until Arafat appointed an interior minister. Al-Yahya is now the hand-picked Arafat rubber stamp interior minister, who has returned to work with Tenet.
Links: | AP |A US Air Force special operations plane crashed into a mountain in Puerto Rico and killed all 10 aboard. The MC-130H crashed into Monte Perucho near Caguas and burned. The 7 crew members were from Hurlburt Field, near Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
Links: | AP | Kronstadt Cathedral |A large Russian Orthodox cross being placed atop a cathedral cupola in St. Petersburg, Russia with a helicopter, fell to the ground when a cable broke. It was the second cross for Kronstadt Navy Cathedral. The one started six years ago was not completed due to lack of funds. The cross that fell was 7 meters (23 feet) tall and weighed 22 US tons.
The Russian Orthodox church is apostate. A cupola is a phallic symbol. There is no sacred significance to a cross in spite of what religion tries to make of it. The person of Jesus Christ, who died on the cross, is significant - not a replica of the cross. "God is opposed to the arrogant, but He gives grace to the humble" (James 4:7b).
Links: | AP |The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose up 255.87, or 3 percent, to close at 8,712.02. The numbers mean:
The image of a weather elephant stretched from North Dakota to New Mexico and Arizona. Tropical Storm Christobal and Tropical Depression Bertha continued to hold together to form two witnesses. Tropical Storm Christobal was off the coast of South Carolina. Tropical Depression Bertha is in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of southern Texas. And the weather elephant continued off the eastern coast of the USA. An elephant represents a demon Commander, such as Baal.
Links: Weather Links |Tropical Depression Bertha is in the Gulf of Mexico off the southern coast of Texas. It is moving west with 25-knot winds. Bertha means bright.
Links: Weather Links |Tropical Storm Christobal is the Atlantic off the South Carolina. It is moving northeast with 40 knot winds.
The crash of the Air Force plane in Puerto Rico was another herald of the cursing of negotiating with Palestinian terrorists, which doesn't seem to bother Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice. Seven of the crew members were from Florida, which has been associated with the Palestinians. Puerto Rico, which is usually associated with arrogance, is one of the islands off the mainland of the USA and represents the first line of defense for the nation. The plane, an MC-130H, carries the number, 13, for the double blessing of Israel.
Today was August 8th, for a new birth. And it was Day 220, for cursing. The Abrahamic Covenant guarantees cursing for those who oppose it (Genesis 12:3). The Bush Administration has started a new round (new birth) of peace negotiations aimed at pacifying the Palestinian terrorists after their grandiose ideas for a regional summit were blown to hell. It appears that today's meeting was more wasted time, which was really good because the stalling of the Palestinians prevents the Bush Administration and the Israeli apostates from giving away the Promised Land in out-and-out violation of the Abrahamic Covenant.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose up 255.87
to close at 8,712.02. The numbers mean: A grace blessing (55)
for trade (donkey) (87); trade (donkey) (87) authority (12) and divine
division (2). The Lord has provided grace blessing from His authority,
but He has also divided. For example, some of the corporate leaders
are going to jail.
Jesus Christ spoke the simple truth on earth. Those who believed in Him were saved. They were delivered from their life of Spiritual death into the kingdom of Eternal Life. Everyone born into this life is born with the sin of Adam. That sin is passed down through the male sperm. A person is born physically alive but spiritually dead. He is cut off from God in darkness. He cannot understand spiritual things without a spirit. Spiritual regeneration is necessary to know God. Anyone can know God who is willing to follow God's procedure for Salvation, which is:
"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).
Belief in Jesus Christ can be expressed in the privacy of the soul to God the Father: "Father, I believe in Jesus Christ." God will honor any request for Salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.