Links: | Washington Post | WTOP | AP |February 22 (Day 53, Large Fish, Ship): Roofs are collapsing in the Washington, DC area due to heavy snow. The roof of a Toys 'R' Us came down on shoppers today during a downpour in suburban Washington. Nine people were injured when 90 percent of the roof collapsed. The roof collapse came during a second day of heavy rain which followed a major snowfall. Also, today a roof of an elementary school in Herndon, Virginia collapsed, and the roof sagged on a Wal-Mart in Leesburg, about 20 miles west of the Toys 'R' Us, and the store was evacuated.
There have been scattered reports of the collapse of roofs of retail buildings, barns and garages throughout the area. Four horses were trapped in a Howard County barn when the roof collapsed. The roof of a Sears store in Garrett County fell and caused about $100,000 in damage. Several chicken houses collapsed at an egg farm near Warwick, and a cannery near Wye Oak, which collapsed earlier in the week, caused almost $3 million damage.
When the roof caves in on a person, it is like operation Samson, who killed more in his death than in his life (Judges 16:30). Samson failed because of Marriage Culture. He was supposed to intermarry, like Moses and others. The roof that caved in on Samson represented Spiritual Rapport in Marriage Culture, which Samson never reached.
Links: | Ha'aretz |A pregnant woman stranded on an island in the River Jordan had to be rescued by Air Force helicopter. The woman with her 18-month-old daughter and another couple went to watch the rising Jordan River when heavy rains caused the the river to overflow its banks and leave them standing on a small island. The couple managed to get to safety with the baby but left the eight-months pregnant woman on the island while they went for help. After the Rosh Pina police and the Golan rescue team were unable to rescue the woman, the Air Force was called and the woman was finally rescued by helicopter.
With heavy rains and snow this winter, the streams and rivers are bursting their banks and Israel's drought appears to be over. The drought began with the Oslo Accords in 1993 and ended with the election of Ariel Sharon on January 28th, 2003.
Links: | AP | BBC News |President Bush met with Spanish Prime Minister, Jose Maria Aznar, at his ranch in Crawford, Texas and held a teleconference with British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, and Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, on strategy for dealing with Iraq. At a news conference, President Bush said a final resolution will be introduced into the UN Security Council next week which will spell out clearly and simply what Saddam must do. The implication is that he won't, and Bush will give the OK for war.
However, the US only has the backing of three other nations in the Security Council, and 9 are need to pass a resolution if there is no veto from France, Russia, or China. It appears that Bush realizes he is holding a losing poker hand in the UN.
The SPC storm graphic of severe weather resembled a roof.
The image of an elephant was along the eastern seaboard of the USA with its trunk through Florida. An elephant represents a demon Commander, such as Baal.
Roofs collapsing on people represent Samson, who died by pulling the roof down on himself to kill Philistines (Judges 16:30). The roof represented Samson's failure to achieve Spiritual Rapport in Marriage Culture. The breakdown of Marriage Culture is the root cause of the Israeli-Palestinian crisis and the US-Iraq crisis. The roof collapses in Washington, DC was a dire omen of President Bush's predicament over Iraq, which he brought upon himself. The more he stirs, the worse it comes back upon is own head.
President Bush met with the Prime Minister of Spain at his Crawford, Texas ranch. Tony Blair has convinced President Bush to seek another UN resolution on Iraq, but there are only 4 votes of the 9 needed in support of the US at this time.
A pregnant woman was stranded on an island in the Jordan River. This is just the latest symbolism of the Battle of Armageddon. In the middle of the Tribulation when the abomination of desolation occurs, the Jews are supposed to flee to the mountains (Matthew 24:15-21). The Lord Jesus Christ warned that pregnant women would find the journey especially difficult. There is also a warning for people on the roof not to go down to pick up personal belongings, but to set out immediately.
Today was February 22nd, for cursing. The roofs were collapsing in Washington and heavy rains on the snow were causing flooding. And it was Day 53, for a large fish or ship. US ships are on the way to the Middle East for the Iraq war.