Links: | Maranatha | BBC News | Previous articles: Jan. 7, 2002 | Jan.11, 2002 | Dec. 30, 2001 |October 10 Day 283, High Priest): Leaders of the South China Church received reduced sentences in a retrial ordered by the Hubei Province Supreme Court. Four of the church leaders were declared innocent and released immediately. South China Church founder, Gong Shengliang and two others, who had been facing execution, were sentenced to life in prison. His niece and assistant, Li Ying, was sentenced to 15 years in prison, along with Bang Kun Gong. Li Ying had been originally sentenced to death. Gong Shengliang was found guilty of the trumped up charges of rape and battery in a second trial.
This is a Chinese politics ahead of President Jiang Zemin's visit to US President George Bush's Texas ranch later this month. The Chinese think this is mercy.
Gong established the South China Church as a splinter sect of the Total Scope Church. The church grew over a decade and has 50,000 members spread through some 10 provinces in eastern and central China. Gong and others were arrested in April, 2001. Gong was convicted at a secret trial on Dec. 18, 2001, the day of the fire at the New York cathedral.
Links: | AP |The US House of Representatives approved a resolution to give President Bush the broad authority to use military force against Iraqi leader, Saddam Hussein. The vote was 296-133, where 296 stands for the spoils of victory, and 133 for the purifying Judgment of the Holy Spirit. The Senate is also ready to approve the resolution.
Links: | AP | Chart |The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied up 247.68, or 3.4 percent, to close at 7,533.95. This brought the Dow up from yesterday's 4-year low. The numbers mean:
A weather elephant stretched along the eastern USA. An elephant represents a demon Commander, such as Baal.
Links: Weather Links |Kyle remained a tropical depression, but it is expected to be classified as a Tropical Storm again tomorrow before it makes landfall in South Carolina. It off the coast of Jacksonville and moving north northeast with 30 knot winds. Kyle became a Tropical Depression on September 20th and a Tropical Storm on September 21st. It is 5th longest-lasting Atlantic Basin tropical cyclone and should move up to 3rd tomorrow morning. Kyle has looped back on itself, which is the symbol for a criminal. Kyle means a strait.
Links: Weather Links |Tropical Storm Bavi was named in the northwest Pacific. It is moving north with 45 knot winds. Bavi is the name of a mountain range west of Hanoi, Viet Nam.
The vote in the House was 296-133, where 296 stands for the spoils of victory versus 133, for the purifying Judgment of the Holy Spirit. In other words, the House authorized Bush to take the spoils of victory, which the Holy Spirit opposed.
South China Church leader, Gong Shengliang, was sentenced to life in prison on trumped up charges. This is a political ploy prior to President Jiang Zemin's visit to President George Bush's Texas ranch later this month. This is a case for prayer. The sign in New Symrna Beach, Florida two days ago was rotting fish. Fish represent evangelism, but rotting fish represent fish that cannot be harvested, or people who will perish without being evangelized. The message from New Smyrna was Revelation 2:8-11. "The devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days." Gong Shengliang was cast into prison, and today was 10-10-02.
The Dow rallied today as it rose 247.68 , for peace (47) and serving in Edom (68). It closed at 7,533.95, for Sovereignty (75); purifying Judgment of Holy Spirit (33); a hero (95). The Lord in His Sovereignty decides when nations rise and fall - not the Middle East peace process or President Bush.
Tropical Depression Kyle came to life and almost convinced the Weather Service to upgrade it to a Tropical Storm, which will likely happen tomorrow morning. Kyle is now in 5th place for the longest-lasting Atlantic Basin tropical cyclone. Kyle has at least two major loops in its path, the sign of a criminal.
Today was October 10th, for the Laws of Establishment. This is the issue at home and against terror. And it wa Day 283, for a High Priest. The Lord Jesus Christ is the High Priest of the Church.
"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.