[Ednote: Many are asking why the color red was so pronounced during the Pope's funeral? The commentator at the funeral stated that Roman Emporers had given permission to the Vatican for the Popes to count themselves among Royal Kings. Red is a sign of dignity. 165 nations were represented among them 65 royal dignitaries. Cardinal John Ratzenberger temporarily took the Pope's position performing the rituals. He made interesting statements: "Mother of God will guide you [Pope John Paul II] now to eternal glory." He addressed the "Blessed Virgin Mary OUR SAVIOR, SAVIOR OF ROME, SAVIOR OF OUR PEOPLE"... Pope John Paul II, "Pastor of the universal church." Benny Hinn is on his way to Rome to do a special for the 700 Club. Paul Crouch showed a clip of his meeting with the Pope. He stated that he has a station right above the Pope's apartment. What was interesting in the clip was the fact that he tried to make us believe that there was little to no relationship to the Pope. Paul has a Catholic on his staff. On the clip the Pope was traveling in his pope-mobile through a vast crowd and for some strange reason stopped and got out of his pope-mobile right where Paul Crouch was located and got out to shake hands. WHAT A COINCIDENCE. Endofnote]
I. As Pope John Paul II is revered by high officials from around the world, including Presidents Bush, Bush Senior, and Clinton, we can see that the Zoroastrian Tradition was observed to the very last. Carefully note how completely this ancient occult tradition is being followed in this picture. We have posted two very important articles on this Illuminist Tradition being followed scrupulously in this modern era. If you have not yet read these articles, please take a few moments to do so now, as you will need the understanding to fully appreciate this picture.
1."Pope John Paul II -- Spiritual And Political Legacy -- Part 1 - Current Evidences of Paganism In The Death, Burial of This Pope"
2. "Pope Always Wears White, Visitors Almost Always Wear Black -- Illuminist Symbolism Dating Back 4,000 Years! White/Black Dress Symbolism Says That The Pope Is God And The Rulers of the Earth Acknowledge It"
With this information as background, notice the tremendously important symbolism in this current picture:
1. Note the sea of black clothing from everyone in the audience -- In fact, I see no other color clothing. It seems as though everyone allowed near the pope had to wear black.
2. Note that President Bush, Laura, Bush Senior, are all seated at the rail, while Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Rice are seated away from it. Even though Rice's clothing is not visible, you can see that all the rest of the party is dressed in black.
3. Notice that Pope John Paul II is dressed in traditional Zoroastrian and Illuminist colors. Underneath, the pope is dressed in his traditional white robe, in the best tradition of Zarathustra; even though a man's head is blocking a key portion of this picture, other pictures of the pope lying in state clearly show this white robe extending beyond the bottom edge of the red robe.
Then, notice the red robe... Red speaks of the Illuminati, as it is their color of human sacrifice and of Spiritual Warfare. One of the founders of the Masters of the Illuminati was Mayer Amschel Bauer, who changed his name later to Rothschild. He was the money man behind the public founder, Adam Weishaupt. Bauer's favorite symbol was the royal red hexagram, which he hung on the outside of his door!
Centuries later, Lenin adopted the color red for his Communist flag, while Israel adopted the hexagram as its national symbol. Both the color red and the hexagram point directly back to Mayer Amschel Bauer (Rothschild).
Since the most powerful political men in the world -- Bush, Bush, Clinton -- are dressed in the subservient black color, in front of the dead Zoroastrian Pontiff, they are still acknowledging to the world that they recognize the superiority of the Roman Popes. The new pope will likely also wear the white colors of Zarathustra, so he will be recognized as the new Sun God reigning on earth.
From the beginning (1776), the Illuminati recognized the importance of religion in the heart and minds of the average people; therefore, they have now (1991) chosen the leader of one billion Roman Catholics to unite all religions of the world -- made especially easy because Catholicism is essentially the same type of goddess worship as are the polytheistic religions of the world. In this interim period leading up to the appearance of Antichrist, and in the first portion of his seven-year reign, the Illuminist Antichrist will depend upon the Roman False Prophet to lead the world into religious worship of him; however, Antichrist and the 10 kings of the world constantly chafe under this reality, and at the earliest opportunity, they will strike at him, burn him with fire, and utterly destroy him and his church, just as Revelation 17:16, 18 foretells.
But, for now, the most powerful kings of the current world empire still are actively acknowledging their inferior status to the Popes of Rome -- the descendents of Zarathustra.
POPE JOHN PAUL II WAS BURIED IN A TRAPEDZOIDAL-SHAPED COFFIN!
As you look at this coffin, the two parallel lines required of a trapezoid are the sides at very front and the very end, with the two sides coming together at each long side. Google Images has this picture of a trapezoid -- shown above right -- which is precisely the same shape; it is just standing on end, rather than on its bottom as the pope's coffin is sitting.
Dr. Cathy Burns alerted me to this trapezoidal coffin in which Pope John Paul II was buried, and to its deeply occult, vampiric significance. In Satanism, the "Order of the Trapezoid" is a very ancient secret society order, worshipping the Egyptian god Set, who is Satan. Listen to her explanation of the deeply Satanic nature of the trapezoid shape:
"The trapezoid has long been regarded in by occultists as the most satanic of shapes, especially adapted to enhance demonic manifestation. Indeed, the middle order of the Satanic brotherhood is called 'The Order of the Trapezoid'. Anton LaVey, the founder of the Church of Satan, refers to an occult principle known as the 'Law of the Trapezoid'. His writings underscore the existence of a magical science of geometric angles and spaces which is very prevalent in the U.N. Meditation Room ... LaVey says architecture can enhave an evil, spiritual atmosphere.
'The bottom line of all this is that the consummate architectural form of the Satan-worshipper is the trapezoid; and he believes that this shape will create a spiritual 'cloud-chamber' of sorts across which he may track the hoofprints of the demons he wishes to invoke. It is believed to be the perfect atmosphere for the manifestation of the unholy and the cursed." [Dr. Cathy Burns, "Billy Graham And His Friends", p. 13-1; quoting former Satanist, Bill Schnoebelen, "White Sepulchers: The Hidden Language of the Mormon Temple", p. 46]
Now, let us examine the testimony of a Black Magick Website, about the Order of the Trapezoid:
This deeply secretive society is totally dedicated to the "Left Hand Path", that path whereby its initiates use the power of the occult for evil. Listen:
"The Black Flame is the central source of the Order. Every Knight of the Trapezoid, male or female, is an initiate of the Left Hand Path ... every Knight is engaged in self-directed, self-deification through liberating antinomianism. The Black Flame is the dark source and inspiration of the individual's own psyche as a uniquely developing deity; a kind of kindred spirit to the Prince of Darkness." [The Order of the Trapezoid, "The Mysteries"]
Let us now turn to Michael A. Aquino, founder of the Church of Set, a most Satanic organization, to get an explanation as to how the unique insignia was created for the "Order of the Trapezoid" by the modern American Church of Satan.
"For a recent XX issue of the Cloven Hoof, Anton Stander LaVey wrote a one-page commentary concerning the Church of Satan origins of the Order of the Trapezoid and its insignia ... This emblem, says Anton, was worn for ritual use by all members of the Magic Circle ... The background of this medallion was black, with the trapezoid, trident, and 666 in white. At the base of the medallion were red & yellow flames, from which the trident emerged. This medallion remained the only one used henceforth by the C/S Council of Nine through X/1975. For non- Council functions, Councilors normally wore the appropriate Baphomet of degree." [Michael A. Aquino, "Evolution of the Order of the Trapezoid Insignia".]
Notice that the two parallel sides are at the top and the bottom, while the two sides coming together are at the right and the left.
Former Satanist, Bill Schnoebelen, says this type of coffin is built to draw in and preserve evil, dark energy. While in Satanism, Bill had to build one of these trapezoidal coffins. The idea was to attract enough vampiric dark demonic energy, to draw sufficient quanties of energy, and to store that evil energy so that, at a right moment, the dead man can come out of the coffin, a demonic resurrection!
Schnoebelen stated that, while in the coven, he and fellow members used to speculate as to whether the Roman Catholic Church was practicing Vampirism, for they saw much of that system within Catholicism. The fact that Pope John Paul II was buried in a trapezoidal box just reinforces Bill's suspicions.
III. In a further display of adhering to pagan numerics .. the College of Cardinals is meeting April 18 to formally elect the new pope.
NEWS BRIEF: "Conclave to Choose New Pope to Start on April 18", Bloomberg News, April 06, 2005
"The College of Cardinals, whose members are known as the princes of the Roman Catholic Church, will start April 18 the secretive election called the conclave to choose the successor to Pope John Paul II. The cardinal electors will gather for a mass at 10 a.m. that day at St. Peter's Basilica before filing into the Sistine Chapel to begin the voting in the afternoon on the next spiritual leader of the world's more than 1 billion Roman Catholics ..."
As we repeatedly stated, occultists throughout the world worship the power of numbers, and believe that a good plan may fail if it is not carried out according to the "sacred numbers". Even though the attacks of 9/11/2001 were strongly undergirded by the sacred number "11", nowhere have we seen such a strong instance where a person's entire life and length of office was carried out according to sacred numbers than the life and ministry of Pope John Paul II ..
Occultists regularly hide some of their sacred numbers so that people will not recognize them; the number "666" is especially hidden at all times. One of the ways in which a "666" is hidden is within the number "18", since "6+6+6 = 18". Thus, we are more than slightly interested to see that, in addition to all the rest of the occult sacred numbers and sacred astrology involved with the life and death of John Paul II, the College of Cardinals is going to meet on the 18th of April.
Let us now review some other interesting numbers connected with this entire new pope event:
* There are 183 cardinals to "vote" for a new pope/false prophet. But, 66 of the 183 are too old to vote, since the maximum age for a pope is 80 years old. The number "66" is the occult number of the Perfect Government which will be occupied by the Perfect Man, "666", Antichrist. The number "117" is interesting because it is "9x13". We have already noted the prevalence of "13" in the life and ministry of John Paul II.
Can you sense the overriding presence of a supernatural being guiding this entire affair? Biblical prophecy says the False Prophet will come from a church leader pretending to be christian (Rev 13:11) and the Plan of the Illuminati says that their top religious leader will be the Roman Catholic Pope -- whomever he is at the time. Events are swirling rapidly toward this conclusion.
IV. Since the False Prophet will unite all religions over the entire globe, and since John Paul II did more to unite all religions than any other religious leader in history, we were not too surprised to see evidences of global Ecumenism in the aftermath of John Paul's death.
NEWS BRIEF: "On the death of Pope John Paul II: Statement
by the Rev. William G. Sinkford,
"Our hearts go out to faithful Catholics everywhere as they mourn the loss of their beloved spiritual leader. We honor the example that John Paul II set in our religiously pluralistic global community by reaching out to other faiths in a spirit of peace and reconciliation."
This is the goal of the entire false religious community worldwide: to create a united, "religiously pluralistic global community". No leader in modern history did it any better than did Pope John Paul II. To receive a tribute from the polytheistic, neo-pagan church group like the Universalist Unitarians is damning.
NEWS BRIEF: "All Faiths At Scots Tribute", Daily Record, UK, April 5, 2005
"SCOTLAND'S political leaders joined the heads of all faiths to honour the memory of Pope John Paul II in a Requiem Mass last night. Cardinal Keith O'Brien, led the service in St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral,Edinburgh ... The Church of Scotland was represented by former Moderator and clerk to the General Assembly, the Very Rev Finlay Macdonald ... Scotland's Episcopalians were represented by the Primus, the Most Revered Bruce Cameron, and the Bishop of Edinburgh, the Right Reverend Brian Smith ..."
The Episcopalian leader, Cameron, uttered the quote which succinctly summed up the ecumenical false doctrine swirling the globe: "'The Pope's visit to Scotland in 1982 remains a very memorable event, not only for the Roman Catholic community in Scotland but for all Christians'."
People the world over have been deceived into thinking that there is essentially no difference between Catholicism and Protestant beliefs, and that Catholicism is just another branch of Christianity. As Cutting Edge has so often demonstrated, the Roman Catholic Church is simply ancient Babylonian paganism revived, with extreme Black Magick Witchcraft mixed in. However, the world sees the Roman Catholic Popes as christian leaders, exactly as they strenuously portray themselves. Thus is prophetic prophecy of the False Prophet confirmed -- every day.
"Then I saw another beast rising up out of the land itself;
he had two horns like a lamb ..." [Revelation 13:11a; Parallel
Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]
One other final note is in order: The undiscerning of the world are going to be very impressed by the pomp and ceremony of this funeral. The colors, the ritual, and the pomp -- human visual candy -- are going to make many people feel more comfortable with the Pontiff from Rome than ever before.
It seems as though the word went out to Mass Media executives all over the world as soon as the Pope died, saying "Puff the Pope", i.e., start a massive pro-Catholic, pro-Papacy, and pro-John Paul II campaign. The result was tremendous: the very next day after his death, 35,000 new articles about him appeared throughout the world!
After this funeral, many people throughout the world are going to be more comfortable being led by the Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. Do not fall for this deception!
V. Reactions from key Evangelical Christian leaders to the death of the Pontiff.
Dr. James Dobson and his Focus On The Family immediately praised the Pontiff as a "Pro-Family" leader and said Christians and Catholics have much to share! Remember that the world is hurtling down the precipice toward the Kingdom of Antichrist (New World Order) and that this Pope was the only pope to ever publicly call for this prophetic system of evil. One key element to the success of this venture is the seduction of Evangelical Christianity to the cause of Rome. Toward that end, key Evangelical leaders like Dr. Dobson, Billy Graham, and others are key to success.
Thus, we checked some of these Evangelical websites to see their reaction to John Paul's passing.
NEWS BRIEF: "What Is Dr. Dobson's Response To Pope John Paul II's Death"?, Focus On The Family, April 4, 2005
"Today's passing of Pope John Paul II is an immeasurable loss -- not only to our friends in the Catholic Church, but to the entire world. We found common cause with him, and with the 'culture of life' he espoused so eloquently; the legacy he left to us is to be cherished."
Dr. Cathy Burns heard Dr. Dobson on his radio program on April 4, during which Dobson repeatedly called the Catholic priests he was interviewing as "Father". The purpose of this radio program was to discuss the Pontiff's death and its aftermath.
The rest of Dr. Dobson's statement focused only on the Pro-Life, Anti-Abortion position of this pope. This tactic is like a person urging you to ignore the strong amount of deadly poison in a cup of coffee, concentrating only on the good coffee still in the cup. Just as such a mixture will kill you physically, so will such a mixture kill you spiritually. Yet, Dr. Dobson continuously employs this tactic on so many issues: ignore the evil, concentrate on the "good".
The Focus On The Family Associate Editor issued his own statement on the same day.
NEWS BRIEF: "Pope Recalled as 'Voice of Conscience' ", by Pete Winn, associate editor, Focus On The Family, April 4, 2005
Notice how his language is similar to the Concordat with Rome of March 30, 1994 entitled, "Catholics and Evangelicals Together".
"Catholics and evangelicals alike remember the late pontiff as a commanding pro-family figure on the international stage. Pope John Paul II, who died Saturday at age 84, was widely considered one of the most extraordinary leaders in the modern world ... U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., a pro-family leader of the U.S. Senate, met the pontiff when he co-led the congressional delegation to Rome that presented John Paul II with the Congressional Gold Medal. He lauded John Paul for his willingness to confront evil and to stand for the inherent dignity of the individual."
Winn then continues in this vein, stating that Pope John Paul II fought against evil continuously and strove to uphold the individual dignity of human beings. While we do not deny that John Paul II did fight Abortion and Adult Euthanasia, those stands cannot deflect the damage he has done in other areas: 1) Uniting the world's pagan religions under the umbrella of equally pagan Rome; 2) Failing to halt the tremendous scandal of pedophilia which ravaged the Mother Church during his reign; 3) Conducting a most anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian Papacy ever.
Focus On The Family's Winn then quotes several Roman Catholic authorities as to their love of John Paul II, thus encouraging all of Dr. Dobson's devoted fans to consider the Roman Catholic pagan religion to be equal with genuine Christianity. Once again, Focus On The Family lands on the wrong side of an issue. This organization told their supporters that it was all right for parents to read Harry Potter to their kids, it published a book written by a Focus vice president entitled, "Finding God In Lord of the Rings", and it enthusiastically endorsed "The Passion of the Christ" movie by Mel Gibson. When will people wake up to the false, counterfeit nature of Dr. Dobson and his Focus On The Family?
Billy Graham referred to losing this pope as losing one of his own family.
NEWS BRIEF: "Clergy, dignitaries pay respects to pope", CNN News, April 5, 2005
" 'I have a very strange feeling of loss. I almost feel as though one of my family members has gone', evangelist Billy Graham told CNN's Larry King Saturday night. 'I loved him very much, and had the opportunity of discussing so many things with him, and we wrote each other several times during the years'."
Thus did Billy Graham endorse the Roman Catholic Church, leading his people into an acceptance of Catholicism as genuine Christianity. But, why should we be surprised, for the Dr. Graham has repeatedly praised this pope? Listen to Billy Graham praise Pope John Paul II:
"He (Billy Graham) has called the Pope a 'great evangelist', the "greatest religious leader of the modern world, and one of the greatest moral and spiritual leaders of this century. On another occasion, he said that he believed the pope should be 'God's instrument for revival in our generation'." ["Billy Graham and His Friends", by Dr. Cathy Burns, p. 416]
Pope John Paul II seemed to feel a great affinity for Dr. Billy Graham, too. Listen:
"Graham spoke about a meeting with Pope John Paul II; 'there was a pause in the conversation; suddenly, the Pope's arm shot out and he grabbed the lapel of my coat, he pulled me forward within inches of his own face. He fixed his eyes on me, and said, 'Listen, Graham, we are brothers ...." [Ibid.]
Again, why should we be surprised, when Billy Graham is a secret Freemason, as acknowledge by Masons themselves? Read NEWS1082; NEWS1083. If anyone doubts that these two official state Masonic websites did list Billy Graham as a "Famous Mason", we printed out the entire list from both the State of Louisiana and the State of Michigan Masonic sites before we posted NEWS1082, and can either mail you a copy or fax you a copy.
As Dr. Burns proves in her book, above, Billy Graham has been working for the Illuminati for a very long time. And, Dr. Burns proves her point, with over 4,400 footnotes!
VI. With the election of a Kurdish President, the new Iraqi government may have taken a prophetic step forward to a final fulfillment of Isaiah 13 -- the End of the Age prophecy of doom for ancient Babylon.
NEWS BRIEF: "Iraq assembly elects Kurdish president", Aljazeera News, April 6, 2008
"The Iraqi parliament has chosen Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani as the country's new interim president, reaching out to the nation's Kurdish minority and bringing the country closer to its first democratically elected government in 50 years ... The announcement that Talabani won drew applause, and many lawmakers crowded around him to offer congratulations. He was expected to be sworn in on Thursday."
" 'This is the new Iraq, where no sect or minority controls the whole country', Parliament Speaker Hajim al-Hasani said. 'It is an Iraq where all the people are unified'. Talabani said he would work to secure his troubled nation and pledged 'to establish an independent and united Iraqi state based on democracy, federalism and human rights'."
The Kurds are an ethnic minority within the Middle East who are hated by all peoples of that region. Please click on this map of the Middle East which shows the extent of the Kurdish population throughout the entire region. As you can see, the Kurds populate a large section of the Middle Eastern region, from Turkey to Syria to northern Iraq to Iran.
Every one of these countries hates the Kurds and has tried to annihilate them throughout the past several thousand years of history. Saddam Hussein is accused of gassing Kurds by the many thousands. Each of the other countries, listed above, has severely persecuted the Kurds throughout history.
When President Bush was gathering American forces to attack Iraq, Turkey warned on a number of occasions that she would not tolerate Kurdish independence in northern Iraq. Iran is also not pleased with the resurgence of the Kurdish minority in Iraq. Similarly, Sunni leadership which many believe is controlling the Iraqi Insurgency, has warned against the Kurds gaining any real political power. When I read that the Kurds had gained power, I immediately wondered if the stage is now set for a real civil war, with the Kurds on one side and the Sunnis on the other. The animosity between the Kurds and all segments of society runs so deep for so long that even the Shi'ite clerics who are cooperating with the Kurds right now in this new government might find it difficult to continue their cooperation, especially if the Sunnis launch a civil war against the Kurdish people.
Who are the Kurds in history, and what can they possibly have to do with fulfillment of Isaiah 13 prophecy? In Isaiah 13, God is telling of His judgment upon Babylon, a judgment He did carry out just as He said he would in verses 2-3, using the combined armies of the ancient Medo-Persian Empire. In today's terms, the Medes would most probably be the Kurds, while the Persians are definitely the Iranians. God used Darius the Mede to bring this original terrible judgment, fulfilled in verses 2-3.
Toward the end of this chapter, God suddenly speaks about the inhabitants of Babylon (Iraq) at the end of the age suddenly being beset upon by some unidentified attacker which seemingly attacks from within the borders of the country. Remember, the context of the entire chapter 13 of Isaiah is Babylon -- today's Iraq Listen:
"Therefore I will make the heavens tremble; and the earth
shall be shaken out of its place at the wrath of the Lord of
hosts in the day of His fierce anger ... each [foreign resident]
will turn to his own people, and each will flee to his own land.
Everyone who is found will be thrust through, and everyone who
is connected with the slain and is caught will fall by the sword.
Their infants also will be dashed to pieces before their eyes;
their houses will be plundered and their wives ravished."
[Isaiah 13:13-16; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]
If the Kurds are going to be turned at the very end of the age against the now hapless Iraqi citizens after the destruction of the Iraqi military machine by American-led forces, then the description of this destruction in the following verses makes a lot of sense.
"Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, who have
no regard for silver and do not delight in gold [and thus cannot
be bribed]. Their bows will cut down the young men of Babylon;
and they will have no pity on the fruit of the womb, their eyes
will not spare children. [Isaiah 13:17-18; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified
The scene may be set. The Kurds now have political power in the new Iraqi government. Is civil war now possible?
VII. As the new Iraqi government took shape, one could see that the hand of the United States lies behind the scenes. This government is controlled by the Bush Administration. Let us review the evidences:
NEWS BRIEF: "Iraqi Assembly Ends Impasse by Electing Speaker", Swiss Info English, April 4, 2005
"BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi politicians chose a Sunni Arab to be the speaker of parliament on Sunday, ending a political impasse and taking a decisive step toward forming a government nine weeks after historic elections. In a ballot, the members of the 275-seat National Assembly voted overwhelmingly to elect Hajem al-Hassani, the industry minister, as speaker. Hassani, a religious Sunni, is an ally of interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi."
Did you catch that last statement about the new Speaker of Parliament? He is "an ally of interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi."
President Bush raised Allawi to be his Prime Minister in the Interim Iraqi Government, the government in power when the "democratic" elections occurred. Therefore, Allawi will continue to play a major role behind-the-scenes as his close ally is now Speaker of the Parliament.
NEWS BRIEF: "Iraq appoints Jaafari as new PM", ABC News Online, April 8, 2005
"Iraq is a step closer to its first democratically elected government in more than 50 years, after Ibrahim Jaafari was named as the country's prime minister. Mr Jaafari is a softly spoken doctor who fled into exile under Saddam Hussein and who leads Iraq's oldest Islamic party. He acknowledged that ruling Iraq would be a huge responsibility ... Interim prime minister Iyad Allawi, a secular Shiite appointed under US supervision 10 months ago, has resigned but will carry on as a caretaker while Mr Jaafari works on the finishing touches to his cabinet line-up ... Mr Jaafari says he backs the US military presence in Iraq."
There you have it: the new Prime Minister of Iraq "backs the US military presence in Iraq". President Bush now has the charade of an election he desired and his own men are now fully ensconced in power.
VIII. Prime Minister Sharon has won every single major battle he has fought over the past years of his rule, and this week, his disengagement foes despaired that he might have just won the fight before it has even started!
NEWS BRIEF: "Settlers express 'cautious optimism' after PM talks", Ha'aretz News, April 5, 2005
"Representatives of Gush Katif settlements expressed 'cautious optimism' Tuesday after a meeting with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to discuss their proposal to transfer Gaza settlements in their entirety to the Nitzanim dunes, located between Ashdod and Ashkelon. The sides also discussed settler demands for higher compensation packages. Sharon told the settlers that he would consider the possibility of relocating the entire settlement bloc to Nitzanim, adding that he would do everything to advance such a plan in the event the settlers agreed on it."
Can you imagine the joy in Sharon's camp over the prospect of an entire settlement agreeing to move in its entirety out of their Gaza settlement and into their new home? Such a move would prevent Sharon from having to drag each resident out by their body limbs and/or hair. The IDF and selected police forces would not have to commit such great manpower, and the process would take far less long to complete, than if the settlers forced the Sharon government to move them one resisting body after another!
This agreement between Sharon and the residents of the Gush Katif settlements would also cause deep despair to erupt into the anti-disengagement camp. This Ha'aretz article speaks to this reality.
"The decision to meet Sharon caused strains within the anti-disengagement movement, as many settlement leaders vehemently opposed holding such a meeting. According to government and settler sources, the plan was secretly prepared by some of Sharon's close associates ... A resident of the Kfar Yam settlement interviewed on Army Radio on Tuesday called the settlers taking part in the meeting 'traitors', 'weaklings', and a 'Trojan horse'." (Ibid.)
If the anti-disengagement forces are dramatically weakened by this move, a Sharon victory would be ensured. The time when Israel will have 99.3% of all Palestinian people separated from the Jewish seems to be drawing nearer... Just as the Bible says that Israel is the key to all End of the Age prophecies, so does Cutting Edge believe the final completion of this population separation plan to be the key to understanding approximately how close we all are to the beginning of the Final Birth Pangs War (World War III).
IX. Israel's Sharon government is getting close enough now to the beginning of the actual forced evacuation that a special joint command is now being set up.
NEWS BRIEF: "Special command set up to oversee elite pullout units", Ha'aretz News, April 8, 2005
"The Israel Defense Forces and Israel Police have recently set up a special command to coordinate the activities of the select units that will take part in implementing the disengagement plan. Teams from the select units will be deployed close to the settlements slated for evacuation, and will serve as 'intervention forces' to deal with possible violent opposition to the pullout, including the use of live weapons. The special command will be headed by Brigadier General Amos Ben-Avraham, who has extensive experience in overseeing the operations of small, elite forces. Ben-Avraham, who now heads the IDF's Leadership and High Command School, spent a large portion of his military service in the General Staff's elite commando unit, heading the unit in the early 1990s.
"Ben-Avraham's command will oversee teams from a number of elite units, including the Police Special Anti-Terror unit, the Naval Commando, the Israel Air Force's Shaldag unit, the Prisons Service's Massada unit, and the Eilat District's Anti-Terror unit, which is made up of reservists ... The units chosen for the task have extensive experience in dealing with complex situations that arise in small areas ... it appears that the Police Special Anti-Terror unit and the Prisons Service Massada unit are the most well-trained and experienced ... The soldiers and police who participate in the pullout will be unarmed, with only the members of the special units allowed to carry arms in the area slated for evacuation."
At this sensitive moment, when forces are poised for possible conflict, Prime Minister Sharon suddenly struck a responsive chord, calling for a more "sensitive" pullout. Of course, the fact that some settlers were willing to leave en mass if they were relocated as a community, probably had something to do with the "gentler" Sharon.
NEWS BRIEF: "PM pushes for more sensitive pullout", The Jerusalem Post, April 4, 2005
" 'We must have patience. Arrests need to be the last resort, and done only if there is no other choice. It also must be made clear to the Palestinians that if there will be a terror attack, we will respond in a very harsh manner'. In addition, Sharon and Defense Minister Mofaz decided that IDF soldiers in their regular army service will have to take part in the evacuation of settlements ... Sharon also discussed the re-internment of some 47 bodies, some of them victims of terror attacks, buried in Gush Katif. He reportedly directed the defense establishment to get the consent of each and every family before moving the bodies. Sharon was quoted as saying there was a need to explain to the families the importance of moving the bodies, with Disengagement Authority head Yonatan Bassi saying that graves should not be left behind in enemy territory."
Then, this article turned to the subject of a timetable for evacuation of Gaza. This estimated time period keeps getting shorter all the time. Sharon and his lieutenants desperately want to get this operation over as soon as possible, to avoid the possibility that a fierce, drawn-out confrontation might provide the spark that would turn Israel into a civil war.
The Defense Secretary speaks:
"Mofaz said at the meeting that the evacuation was expected to take four weeks, and should be done as quickly as possible to reduce protests and friction inside Israel. The meeting was attended by Sharon, Mofaz, Bassi, Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and high level IDF, security and police officials, who reported on preparations for the evacuation. Mofaz, according to his spokesman, characterized the operation as a 'National objective and test of democracy and the rule of law. It is a diplomatic objective that has to be carried out with sensitivity, determination and success while maintaining the security and respecting those to be evacuated'."
Some common sense principles were stated that would guide authorities during this forced evacuation.
"These include carrying it out in 'one go', and not evacuate one area, and then have to wait a long period before moving on to the next target; do it in as short a time as possible; close off Gaza and northern Samaria to keep outsiders from coming in to try and block the withdrawal; and maintain a proportionate number of soldiers and policemen doing the actual evacuation. The defense minister said that a number of issues have yet to be determined, including the date when Gaza and northern Samaria will be closed to anyone trying to get in from the outside, and the ratio of how many police to each soldier would be in the so-called 'inner circle' pulling people away and making arrests."
Cutting Edge predicted in October, 2000, .. that if the Israeli government really did force Jewish settlers to withdraw, you would know that the prophetic annihilation of the Palestinians described in Obadiah 15-18 was on track and was close. That time is nearly upon us now, providing just one more instance of prophetic proof that the End of the Age is truly roaring down upon us.
X. "Culture of Death" Update -- Now that governments have the legal authority to euthanize adults because of rulings made during the Terri Schiavo case, the predictable result is beginning to occur - America sliding quickly now into public euthanasia.
NEWS BRIEF: "Granddaughter yanks grandma's feeding tube: 81-year-old neither terminally ill, comatose, nor in vegetative state", WorldNetDaily, April 7, 2005
"In a situation recalling the recent death of Terri Schiavo in Florida, an 81-year-old widow, denied nourishment and fluids for nearly two weeks, is clinging to life in a hospice in LaGrange, Ga., while her immediate family fights desperately to save her life before she dies of starvation and dehydration. Mae Magouirk was neither terminally ill, comatose nor in a 'vegetative state', when Hospice-LaGrange accepted her as a patient about two weeks ago upon the request of her granddaughter, Beth Gaddy, 36, an elementary school teacher.
"Also upon Gaddy's request and without prior legal authority, since March 28 Hospice-LaGrange has denied Magouirk normal nourishment or fluids via a feeding tube through her nose or fluids via an IV. She has been kept sedated with morphine and ativan, a powerful tranquillizer ... although Magouirk is given morphine and ativan, she has not received any medication to keep her eyes lubricated during her forced dehydration."
Now, everyone who has even a minimum of discernment should be able to see the "handwriting on the wall" -- American hospice centers and other medical institutions are now turning into death centers and Living Wills are becoming Death Permission Certificates. Even though American medical facilities have been quietly killing patients for two decades now, that killing has been kept very secret, with the cause of death always masked by a medical cause.
Now, however, the Terri Schiavo case has given medical doctors and family members the ability to kill publicly -- effectively pushing America completely into the Abyss, as now we are killing at both ends of the life span -- babies in the womb and "devalued" elderly. What is next in this Death-making Cycle? Soon, handicapped and retarded will begin to be put to death; in fact, anyone who is considered "devaled" for any reason whatsoever has reason to fear for their lives.
Just as in Nazi Germany, medical healing has become medical killing.
But, why should we be surprised? America officially rejected God four decades ago when the Supreme Court threw the mention of "God" and of prayer out of public schools. When the Clinton-era school shooting rampage was occurring, an anguished citizen wrote to a pastor, asking him why God would allow such a tragedy; the pastor wisely wrote back, saying that America had thrown God out of the public schools a long time ago.
In every instance in our popular culture, Jesus and the Bible have been thrown out of public institutions. Jesus stated that, if a person wasn't for Him, they were for the Evil One. America today is paying obeisance to the Evil One, and Deathmaking is only one predictable result. As the Bible warns:
"... all who hate me love and court death." [Proverbs
8:36b; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]
"We would see Jesus." John 12:21
Evermore the worldling's cry is, Who will show us any good?" He seeks satisfaction in earthly comforts, enjoyments, and riches. But the quickened sinner knows of only one good. "O that I knew where I might find HIM!" When he is truly awakened to feel his guilt, if you could pour the gold of India at his feet, he would say, "Take it away: I want to find HIM." It is a blessed thing for a man, when he has brought his desires into a focus, so that they all centre in one object. When he has fifty different desires, his heart resembles a mere of stagnant water, spread out into a marsh, breeding miasma and pestilence; but when all his desires are brought into one channel, his heart becomes like a river of pure water, running swiftly to fertilize the fields. Happy is he who hath one desire, if that one desire be set on Christ, though it may not yet have been realized. If Jesus be a soul's desire, it is a blessed sign of divine work within. Such a man will never be content with mere ordinances. He will say, "I want Christ; I must have Him--mere ordinances are of no use to me; I want Himself; do not offer me these; you offer me the empty pitcher, while I am dying of thirst; give me water, or I die. Jesus is my soul's desire. I would see Jesus!"
Is this thy condition, my reader, at this moment? Hast thou but one desire, and is that after Christ? Then thou art not far from the kingdom of heaven. Hast thou but one wish in thy heart, and that one wish that thou mayst be washed from all thy sins in Jesus' blood? Canst thou really say, "I would give all I have to be a Christian; I would give up everything I have and hope for, if I might but feel that I have an interest in Christ"? Then, despite all thy fears, be of good cheer, the Lord loveth thee, and thou shalt come out into daylight soon, and rejoice in the liberty wherewith Christ makes men free. [C.H. Spurgeon, "Morning and Evening Devotions"]