Links: | AP | CBS | CNN |September 12 (Day 255, Grace Blessing in Suffering): Country and Western singer, Johnny Cash, 71, died in Nashville, Tennessee at 2:00 AM of respiratory failure due to diabetes. He was very popular with working classes in the late 1950's. He was the youngest person inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame at age 48, which stands for the inheritance of the Levites, which is an icon of the Promised Land. He sang tear jerking ballads in a bellowing baritone. According to Johnny, his voice changed in one day when he was 17.
How he ever became a hit has baffled many decent musicians. He couldn't sing. He couldn't play. His guitar strumming and drooling voice were more like cicada in mating season. It wasn't the man but the message. His trite lyrics and simple rhythms resonated with his audience. He tickled their ear and fed their ego. He was born February 26, 1932, Day 57, where 26 is for Political Babylon; 32 is for a conspiracy; and 57 is for Zebulun, or Florida. He dressed in black, the color for Political Babylon. He sang some gospel music, but was famous for his secular stuff.
Links: | AP |Typhoon Maemi crashed ashore in South Korea around 1100 GMT with 105 knot winds. At least 25 people were killed. Thousands of people who on the southern islands for the annual thanksgiving Chuseok holiday were stranded, since the ferries weren't running.
Maemi is the Korean name for cicada.
Links: | Cicada Facts | Sound |Cicada are insects whose larvae live for 17 years in the ground and then come out as adults to mate and die. There are two kinds of cicada in the US, which spend 13 and 17 years in the ground. As cicada come out of the ground at the same time in swarms, they climb trees or poles and shed their exoskeletons along the way. There are three species of cicada, each with a different song. One species sings in the morning, another during midday, and another in the afternoon. Male cicada sing in chorus to attract females. The cicada are the loudest insect. They can be heard for 440 yards.
Cicada symbolize the Resurrection, which for the Church is called the Rapture. Their mating symbolizes the Marriage Feast of the Lamb. Cicada come out of the ground in swarms and their bodies are changed from larvae to insects. They climb trees and live in the trees to symbolize going to Heaven. There are three Resurrections of believers:
Today, the image of a horse on the weather map stretched from the Great Lakes to Texas. Another horse was over the northeastern USA. A horse represents a male phallic reversionist and war.
Links: | Weather |Hurricane Isabel is in the eastern Atlantic. Today it began to resemble a horse. It continued with 140 knot winds. It is moving west at 8 knots. Isabel is the same as Jezebel (1 Kings 16:31). Jezebel was the leader of the priests of Baal.
Johnny Cash died at 2:00 AM. His singing resembled cicada singing. His voice changed at age 17, which corresponds to the 17 year generation of one species of cicada. The number, 17, stands for lawlessness. Hopefully, the angels will give him some music lessons in Heaven. His dull strumming and singing on earth were apparently meant to symbolize cicada and the Resurrection. He died on Day 255, for grace in suffering. Death is God's victory. It is all grace, although mature believers receive more grace than others. Death is a time of happiness for believers, although those left behind may grieve over their loss.
Typhoon Maemi, which means cicada, hit South Korea today.
Hurricane Isabel continued with winds of 140 knots. It tried to turn north today, but only budged slightly. And it began to make the face of a horse. Isabel is the same as Jezebel. No sooner had there been a great Spiritual victory, such as Elijah's victory over the prophets of Baal, than Jezebel, the woman in the King's palace, counterattacked.
Today was September 12th, for authority. And it was Day 255, grace blessing in suffering.