Links: | Lakeland Ledger |February 24 (Day 55, Grace Blessing): The oldest American man died at the age of 113 in Lakeland, Florida. John McMorran died of heart failure following complications from pneumonia. He was born June 19, 1889, Day 170 in Michigan. He retired at age 84 in 1973 and moved to Florida. He will be buried in Port Huron, Michigan. His grandson, Bob, described him a hard-working, kind, easy-going, and always happy. He considered coffee his elixir and quit cigars at age 97. His great granddaughter, Lisa, said he drank beer and ate greasy food much of his life.
Death is the Sovereign decision of God, who alone determines the time, place, and manner of death. Death is God's victory. John McMorran was born in 1889 five days after a treaty to provide Samoan independence was agreed to by the US, Germany, and Great Britain. The three nations sent warships to the Samoan islands to protect their interests in a civil war being fought there. A showdown among the naval ships of the three nations in the harbor of Apia was only averted because the weather angels sent a fierce storm that destroyed all the ships except one British ship. The number, 1889, stands for blessing (88) associated with an authority counterattack (89).
On the day of John McMorran's death, there was a showdown in the United Nations between three nations that supported war with Iraq (Great Britain, the US, and Spain) versus three nations that were opposed (France, Russia, and Germany). And there was a fierce thunderstorm in Baghdad. The United Nations represents an authority counterattack. Operating outside the authority of God, it has no true authority.
John McMorran died on February 24th, for strategy. A long life means a long strategic advance. God had a purpose for McMorran's death at age 113, which represents the witness (11) of the double blessing (13). He died in Lakeland in Polk County #5, for grace, or a giant. Florida is in the region of Zebulun, which has been associated with the Palestinians, and Michigan is in the region of Naphtali, the doe and symbol of peace. Thus, his death was tied to the Middle East peace process. On the day of his death, it snowed in Jerusalem, a rare event.
Links: | AP |An Army Black Hawk helicopter crashed in the Kuwaiti Desert and killed all four crewmen. The helicopter crashed about 1:00 AM about 30 miles northwest of Kuwait City in bad weather. Sand storms and high winds were in the area. Thus, the crash was due to the weather angels. Killed were: Spc. Rodrigo Gonzalez-Garza, 26, of Texas; Chief Warrant Officer Timothy W. Moehling, 35, of Florida; Chief Warrant Officer John D. Smith, 32, of Nevada; and Spc. William J. Tracy, 27, of New Hampshire.
Links: | Star-Telegram | CNN | AP |February 25 (Day 56, Dropping): Ice and snow shut down parts of the mid west. Schools and roads were closed in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Tennessee as well as some in northern Mississippi and Alabama. At Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, American Airlines canceled about 220 morning flights. Arkansas had 13 inches of snow.
Links: | Ha'aretz |Schools and roads into Jerusalem were closed today due to snow. The schools closed yesterday and will remain closed through tomorrow. The roads opened later today after heavy snow of 20 cm. brought the capital to a halt earlier in the day. Heavy rain and snow are being reported all over Israel as a storm that is expected to last 48-hours pounds the region.
Links: | AP |A man shot 5 people and killed 4 of them at an unemployment office in Huntsville, Alabama this morning at 6:30 AM. Emanuel Burl Patterson, 23, pulled out a 9 mm pistol and began shooting during a fight over a CD player. One witness said Patterson was backed into a corner as others pushed him and mocked him.
Killed were Billy Knox Jr., 22, and his father, Billy Knox Sr., 61, both of Huntsville; Benjamin Ferguson, 47, of Huntsville; and David Seiler, 46, a Tennessee man. Royce Henderson, 46, of Huntsville was injured. Huntsville is at 34 N., for the division of the land, and 86 W., for the Arab mocking the Jew. The number, 5, stands for a giant, such as Baal, and 23 is for a Spiritual uptrend.
Heavy snow and ice were reported in the mid west.
Emanuel Burl Patterson shot 5 people in Huntsville, 4 of whom died. Emanuel is a variation of Emmanuel. Emmanuel, which is the Hebrew `Immanu El, meaning God with us, is a name for the promised Messiah (Isaiah 7:14), who is the Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 1:23).
“Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14, NAS)Isaiah 7:14 and Matthew 1:23 describe the pregnancy of Mary, the mother of the humanity of Christ. One of those killed in Huntsville and one injured were 46, for pregnancy. Huntsville is at 34 N., for the division of the land, and 86 W., for the Arab persecution of the Jew. This points directly to the Middle East peace process. The shooting of 5 people was a sign of a giant, such as Baal, the god of the peace process.
“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which translated means, “God with us.” (Matthew 1:23)
Snow and ice storms forced school closures and brought parts of the mid west to a halt. Jerusalem was also brought to a halt due to snow. Snow represents sanctification.
Today was February 25th, for Sovereignty. God, in His Sovereignty, determines the day of birth and day of death as well as when nations rise and fall. It was Day 56, for soldiers dropping like dung in the open field. However, it was the snow that was dropping today.