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Russia Launches Space Station Crew

Tropical Storm Nicholas

Space Station Expedition 8 Patch

Russia Launches Space Station Crew

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October 18 (Day 291, Coup de Grace):  The Expedition 8 Space Station crew of two were launched by Russia at 1:38 AM EDT (0538 GMT).  They are NASA Commander, Michael Foale, and Russian Flight Engineer, Alexander Kaleri.  Also aboard the Soyuz TMA-3 was Pedro Duque of the European Space Agency (ESA), who will fly back with the Expedition 7 crew.

The Expedition 8 Mission patch features US and Russian flags curled around a globe (ball) like the horns of a ram.  The patch is yellow, for capacity for life, and blue, for harness of the heart.

Tropical Storm Nicholas, 10-17-03, 2230 GMT, PSC Ram, Goats, 10-17-03, 1845 GMT, NOAA Tropical Storm Nicholas, 10-17-03, 2345 GMT, Navy Tropical Storm Nicholas, 10-17-03, 2215 GMT, PSC

Rams and Goats

Rams and Goats

October 17 (Day 290, Victory Over Edom):  The satellite weather maps depicted rams and goats.  Tropical Storm Nicholas appeared as a ram.  And a long, thin weather elephant over the Pacific northwest circled over the Great Lakes and through the central USA to appear as a ram also.  Winds from this elephant-ram knocked over box cars in East Glacier Park, Montana.  The images of three goats appeared over the eastern USA.  The three were arranged to represent Ecumenical, Political, and Cosmic Babylon.

A ram represents the leader of the flock.  It symbolizes leaders of nations (Jeremiah 51:40; Ezek. 34:17); and as the Constellation Aires, it symbolizes the Lord Jesus Christ as the Commander-in-Chief at the Second Advent (Matt. 26:64; Rev. 4:11, 5:11-12).  A male goat (Hebrew dWTu^ , `atud) can also symbolize the leader of the flock or a king, but the goat refers to an evil, Gentile leader (Jeremiah 50:8; Isaiah 14:9; Ezekiel 34:17).


No tornadoes were reported in the USA.  There were at least 4 hail and 1 wind damage reports.

Today, the image of a weather elephant appeared over the Pacific northwest and circled over the central USA like the horns of a ram.  Three goats appeared over the eastern USA.   An elephant represents a demon Commander, such as Baal.

Tropical Storm Nicholas

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Tropical Storm Nicholas is in the Atlantic traveling north northwest with 55 knot winds.  Nicholas means victory of the people, but the name is associated with the Nikolaitons, an apostate religious sect that infiltrated the church at Pergammon (Revelation 2:15) (reference Fire Testing).


Rams and goats on the weather map heralded the launch of the Russian Soyuz that carried the Space Station Expedition 8 crew.  The Expedition 8 mission patch had US and Russian flags that resembled the horns of a ram.  Rams and goats represent the Second Advent, when the Lord Jesus Christ as a ram will destroy the leaders of the nations of the world who oppose Him.  The number, 8, stands for the new birth.  The three astronauts in parallel represented Ecumenical, Political, and Cosmic Babylon, i.e. slavery to the Cosmic System.  Russia is ruled by Baal.  The International Space Station is a partnership with Russia and Baal.  NASA is unable to fly the Shuttle since the Columbia disaster; so the Russians are taking up the slack.

Tropical Storm Nicholas continued in the Atlantic.  The name, Nicholas, has been associated with Fire Testing.  The naming of Nicholas heralded the Palestinian terrorist bombing that killed 3 Americans and the crash of the Staten Island ferry.

This was October 18th, for a pillar, which represents maximum historical impact.  And it ws Day 291, for a coupe de grace.

Bible Doctrine

This is Bible Doctrine.  The rams and goats on the weather map represented the Second Advent.


Author:  Larry Wood