Links: | AP 8-22 | AP |August 27 (Day 239, Sin Unto Death): Saudi Ambassador, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, visited the Bush ranch in Crawford, Texas. Although the President made his case against Saddam Hussein, the Saudi Ambassador was unfazed. The Saudis have chosen Hussein over Bush. The Saudi visit followed the aggressive speech by Vice President Cheney yesterday, which called for Saddam's immediate removal by military force. The Saudis let it be known that they are adamantly opposed to war with Iraq. In the meantime the President and his chorus continued running their mouths and giving speeches about the merits of destroying Saddam Hussein.
Although the President continues to say he hasn't made his decision yet on war with Iraq, he has made it plain that Saddam needs to go and Yassar Arafat needs to go. According to the Bible, God picks the leaders of nations, not Bush. The Bush doctrine of war is a far cry from freedom through military victory as taught in the Bible. The objective of war is not to set up a friendly government. It is to destroy an enemy of freedom for self-preservation.
The President has arrived at the place where he has no backing in the world for an attack on Iraq except from Israel. He has defied the Abrahamic Covenant, refused to call the Palestinians terrorists, courted the Arabs, and failed to execute a single al-Qa'eda terrorist. And yet, in spite of all his pro-Arab sentiment, he has now arrived with only one supporter on the World Stage, and that is Israel. The President has expended enormous energy to prevent this from happening. And yet, here he is. He set out to do the opposite, to have Arab friends at the expense of Israel; but he has come to the place where all of his Arab friends and the rest of the world are prepared to drop him the minute he lifts a finger against Saddam Hussein.
The weather angels' cartoon for the day on the SPC Storm graphic featured Jonah and his castor oil plant (Jonah 3:10-4:11). After the Lord delayed the judgment of Nineveh, Jonah built himself a thatched hut, or booth, and sat on a hill to see if God would change his mind and destroy Nineveh. The Lord appointed a castor oil plant to spring up for Jonah's satisfaction. Jonah had a nature loop on his palm, which symbolizes a green thumb and rapport with nature. Jonah was happy about the plant. Martin Luther, who knew better, started the myth of the gourd, but it was a castor oil plant, which grows rapidly and has broad leaves to make a good shade. Many gardeners are enamored with the plant to this day.
However, God appointed a worm, which attacked the plant and killed it. Jonah was full of compassion for the plant. The Lord used Jonah's compassion for the plant to illustrate His compassion for the Ninevites, who had repented during the greatest evangelistic crusade in history.
The severe weather formed the image of a castor oil plant over Crawford, Texas and a thatched booth from Tennessee to North Carolina. The booth represents President Bush's ranch house, and the castor oil plant represents the forests that the President had compassion on during his trip to Oregon. The moral of the story is: If the President had compassion on the forests, which he did not plant or grow, but were destroyed by an act of God, then why shouldn't God have compassion on Iraq, a nation where people don't know their right hand from their left?
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Today, the image of an elephant was over the eastern seaboard and through Florida. The left side of the elephant appeared to be a roaring lion. An elephant represents a demon Commander, such as Baal. A lion represents Satan seeking someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8).
Links: Weather Links |Tropical Depression Alika is in the central Pacific south of Hawaii. It is moving west northwest with 25 knot winds. Alika is Hawaiian for Alice, which is a form of Adelaide, meaning noble kind, or type.
Links: Weather Links |Tropical Storm Ele is in the central Pacific south of Hawaii. It is moving west with 60 knot winds.
Links: Weather Links |Tropical Storm Depression was is in the Pacific off Mexico. It is moving northwest with 30 knot winds. Fausto is Spanish for Faustus, the Roman cognomen meaning auspicious or lucky in Latin.
Links: Weather Links |Tropical Storm Genevieve was in the Pacific off the west coast of Mexico. It is moving northwest with 60 knot winds.
Links: Weather Links |Typhoon Rusa is in the northwest Pacific. It is moving northwest with 95 knot winds. Rusa is the Malaysian name for the sambar deer.
The weather angels compared President Bush to Jonah in the image on the SPC Storm graphic. Jonah's castor oil plant corresponds to Bush's forests. And Jonah's booth corresponds to Bush's ranch house. The President had compassion on trees, which he did not plant or grow. Similarly, the Lord has had compassion on the people of Iraq.
A weather elephant stretched along the eastern seaboard and through Florida. The elephant represents a demon Commander, such as Baal. Baal is the one who inspired the Palestinian attack on Israel. Florida has been associated with the Palestinians at Gaza.
Typhoon Rusa is in the northwest Pacific in the region of Cosmic Babylon. Rusa is the name of the sambar deer. A deer is the symbol of Naphtali and peace, which corresponds to the Middle East peace process. Fausto and Alika were downgraded to tropical depressions, and two more tropical storms formed in the eastern Pacific off Mexico. They were Ele in the central Pacific and Genevieve off Mexico.
Today was August 27th, for a horn, which gores. Former Vice President, Al Gore, received a letter containing powder, which is believed to be a hoax. And it was Day 239, for the sin unto death.
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.