Links: | Miami Herald | AP | NY Times | CNN | CBS | Washington Post | BBC News (video) | Iraq Map |April 13 (Day 103, Justice of Holy Spirit): All seven US Prisoner's of War were freed today and are safe in US custody. The POW's include the five members of the Army's 507th Maintenance Company that was ambushed March 23rd near Nasiriya: Spc. Joseph Hudson, Sgt. James Riley, Spc. Shoshana Johnson, Spc. Edgar Hernandez, and Pfc. Patrick Miller. The other two POW's were Chief Warrant Officers Ronald Young Jr. and David S. Williams, helicopter pilots who were captured March 24th after their Apache helicopter went down near Karbala. All of the POW's were in good health although two had gunshot wounds.
The POW's were turned over to US Marines who were sent to Samarra to keep traffic away from a convoy headed toward Tikrit. They were found in a building where the POW's were being guarded by Iraqi soldiers whose officers had deserted. The US POW's were taken away by helicopter to an airbase and flown by C-130 to Kuwait.
Links: | AP |US Marines have advanced into Tikrit and met sporadic resistance. Much of the Iraqi army appears to have withdrawn. Tikrit, Saddam Hussein's home town, is the last major city that remains to be taken by US Coalition forces. It is at 34 N., for the division of the land, and 43 N., for fulfillment. The division of the land refers to the Middle East peace process. President Bush, who is the 43rd President of the USA, will probably declare victory in some way after the fall of Tikrit.
The scene on the weather map portrayed a dog over Texas and an elephant over the Pacific northwest. An elephant represents a demon Commander, such as Baal. A dog represents a Gentile reversionist.
There was a large elephant over eastern Europe, including Great Britain, France, and Spain.
The hand of God was obvious in the release of the POW's. It was the answer to many prayers. The release occurred because the Iraqi officers who were holding them had deserted and someone told where they could be found. The release came as the US military leadership was doing what it should be doing, and that is pursuing the enemy. The POW's were rescued on the road to Tikrit around Samarra.
On the weather map, the image of a dog was over Texas. A dog represents a Gentile reversionist (2 Peter 2:17-22). The Army's 507th Maintenance Company is from Fort Bliss, Texas. And Texas is the home of President Bush. The image of an elephant was over the Pacific northwest in the region of Benjamin, for the spoils of victory. The spoils of conquered Iraq are being divided daily.
This was Day 103, for the production of the Justice of the Holy Spirit in suffering per the meaning of the year, 2003. The POW's put faces on the suffering of the Iraq War for the US. The suffering of the war has crossed the country. It has showed up in many ways associated with Sprititual Warfare on the homefront.