Links: | Ha'aretz | AP | BBC News |March 3 (Day 62, The End): In an early morning raid in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli Army arrested Mohammed Taha, 65, one of the original political leaders of Hamas when it was founded in 1987. Also arrested were Taha's five sons, all senior Hamas terrorists. In the raid in the refugee camp of el-Buriej, eight Palestinians were killed, which included two civilians, a pregnant woman and a 13-year-old boy. Taha was injured along with his son Ayman, who was the assistant of the top Hamas bomb maker and No. 1 on Israel's wanted list, Mohammed Deif. A bomb belt was discovered in Taha's house before Israeli forces destroyed the building.
Links: | WCVB | AP | CBS (video) |Survivors were found this afternoon from a small plane that crashed in Bear Town State Forest near Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Three members of the New Hampshire family of seven onboard were killed in the crash last night around 6:30 PM EST (2330 GMT) after the plane began icing up. Two adults and 5 children ages 2 to 11 were onboard. The father and 3 boys ages 2, 5, and 10 survived. The father, Ronald K. Ferris, 39, later died in the hospital of a heart attack.
The single-engine Piper Cherokee had flown from Lakeland, Florida and stopped in Harrisburg, Pa. before proceeding. The plane began icing under the image of Marian Pearl on yesterday's weather map. The plane crashed about 5 miles east of the Great Barrington Airport at 42 N., for Baal, the bear, and Russia, and 73 W., for freedom. Survivors were rescued by helicopter.
Links: | NBC5 |A passenger on Mexican Airlines Flight 804 flying into Chicago's O'Hare airport was stung by a scorpion which had crawled down the back of his shirt. Providencio Rodriguez, 70, of Addison, Ill., was stung several times on his back before he got his shirt off and his son killed the scorpion. A scorpion represents Satan, the enemy of Jesus Christ in Hypostatic Union, who inspired the crucifixion, but was defeated at the Cross. This is portrayed in the Star Gospel by Scorpio, the scorpion.
The scene on the weather map portrayed a right angle, the symbol of the Lord Jesus Christ, the corner stone, over the Atlantic. A weather elephant was over Arizona. An elephant represents a demon Commander, such as Baal.
Three people were killed in a plane crash last night in Bear Town State Forest, Massachusetts at 42 N., for Baal, the bear, and Russia, and 73 W., for freedom. Baal, the enemy of Israel, Marriage, and children, was the issue. Another died later of a heart attack, which left 3 survivors. The number, 3, corresponds to the meaning of the year, 2003, for the Justice of the Holy Spirit. Today was March 3rd. The family of 7 represented Categorical Punishment, and the 5 children represented a giant, such as Baal. The crash was under the image of Marian Pearl on yesterday's weather map. Daniel Pearl's death was in the war against terrorism. The flight began in Florida, which as been associated with the Palestinians at Gaza. And the 7-member family corresponded to the 7-member family of the 1987 Hamas founder, Mohammed Taha. The number, 87, stands for a donkey, the symbol of Issachar and the region of the northeastern USA where the plane crashed. Thus, the cursing was related to the Middle East terrorist attack on Israel by the Palestinians.
A scorpion stung a passenger flying into Chicago's O'Hare airport last night. A scorpion represents Satan, who sent the humanity of Christ to the Cross. However, the Lord Jesus Christ won the victory on the cross for Jews and Gentiles when He paid for the sins of the world and opened the way of Salvation to all who would believe in Him.
The image of the corner of two walls appeared over the Atlantic. This was the symbol of the Lord Jesus Christ as the cornerstone, which follows the symbolism of the hail in Keystone Heights yesterday.
Scorpions and cornerstones are symbols with Spiritual meaning in scripture. The Word of God is alive and is the basis for understanding daily life. But the world is in a great spiritual conflict. The daily events have much greater meaning in relation to the great spiritual battles of history. The battle of Israel against the Palestinian terrorists is the earthly counterpart in the spiritual conflict as is the battle of the US against al-Qa'eda. The earthly strife between President Bush and Saddam Hussein is yet another earthly conflict in the spiritual war.
The real fighters in the daily conflict are not the bumbling politicians, like those that have put 200,000 US troops in Kuwait. The real fighters are the ordinary believers. The Church Age is the age of the ordinary believer, who fights the spiritual battles before the temporal conflicts arise.
Grace precedes judgment. That was witnessed again today with the symbol of the Lord Jesus Christ as the cornerstone, who calls Jews and Gentiles to Salvation. If the local weatherman did not point out the cornerstone today, he is a blind leader of the blind. And anyone who cannot see a weather elephant is blind, or asleep. The troops in Kuwait and the people in Iraq are now at God consciousness. The prayers of Christians should be for "common grace" for those who are positive to hear the Gospel and "efficacious grace" for those who will believe to be saved.