Links: | AP | NY Times | BBC News |August 12 (Day 224, Cursing Strategy): Russian tourists were swept into the Black Sea when a wall of water came rushing down from the mountains. At least 58 Russians on summer vacation at the Black Sea coast were killed when torrential rains in Europe caused flooding. As many as 4,000 tourists are still trapped in Shirokaya Balka.
The rains caused landslides in Germany and Switzerland and shut down shipping on the Danube River in Austria. In Austria helicopters rescued people rooftops. In Germany parts of Bavaria are in a state of emergency. And the Czech capital of Prague is awaiting the worst floods in more than a century. In Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, the sightseeing boat, Amadeus, sank in the swollen Salzach River. The latest European death toll is 74.
Links: | AP |Iraq's information minister, Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf, said the United Nations (UN) work concerning alleged Iraqi weapons programs was completed. This was Iraq's latest answer to UN attempts to open the country for weapons inspections.
Links: | Ha'aretz |Palestinian factions attending a unity meeting in Gaza City refused to agree to a call from Arafat's Fatah to end to attacks on Israeli civilians. Instead, they endorsed their two-year-old uprising.
Links: | AP |The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell down 56.56, or 0.7 percent, to close at 8,688.89. The numbers mean:
The image of a weather elephant stretched from the Great Lakes to Louisiana and Texas. Thunderstorms pounded Florida. An elephant represents a demon Commander, such as Baal.
Links: Weather Links |Tropical Storm Phanfone was named in the northwest Pacific. It is moving north northwest with 55 knot winds. Phanfone is the LAO PDR name for animal.
Links: Weather Links | Track |Tropical Storm 18W appears to have hit the Philippines just north of Manila about 2330 GMT according to the satellite photos. It had 45 knot winds.
Arafat and the Palestinians have done just the opposite of what President Bush demanded. And Saddam Hussein has done just the opposite of what President Bush demanded. For those who don't understand the Doctrine of the Sovereignty of God or the Abrahamic Covenant, the problem does not lie with Arafat and Saddam Hussein. They are simply behaving according to their duplicity as sons of Belial. The President called for reform of sons of Belial. He wants to whitewash the devil's world. The President's approval rating among the Arabs is worse now than before he started catering to their demands. Both Arafat and Saddam Hussein openly defied Bush today.
Florida was pounded by thunderstorms, which points to the Palestinian refusal to renounce terrorism against Israel. The Palestinian factions came up with a unified position to continue terrorism. Florida has been associated with the Palestinians at Gaza. Tropical Storm 18W hit the Philippines. The Philippines are islands off the region that corresponds to Zebulun in Asia. Zebulun corresponds to Florida in the USA, and the Palestinians in Gaza.
Europe has been flooded. Russian tourists were swept into the Black Sea. Floods represent punishment due to the promiscuous female. Russia is under the power of Baal, and Europe has chosen to support Baal and the Palestinians.
The Dow fell down 56.56, which stands for soldiers dropping in the open field (56), doubled (56). This was related to the threat of war with Iraq, which was in the news today. The Dow closed at 8,688.89, for the Arab persecution of Israel (86), blessing (88), and an authority counterattack (89). The Palestinians, Iraqis, and the USA are persecuting Israel. Yet, there was blessing for doctrinal Christians who remained true to divine authority. They received blessing and happiness in the midst of cursing. Regarding the authority counterattack, there is no authority in demanding that the leopard change his spots. For the US or UN to demand anything of Iraq or the Palestinians is tantamount to trying to reform the sons of Belial. It is an authority counterattack.
Today was August 12th, for authority. And it was Day 224, for the cursing (22) of Satan's strategic attack on Israel (24). This was illustrated by the Palestinian refusal to renounce terrorism and the Iraqi rejection of UN inspectors.
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.