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"Cleanseth," says the text--not "shall cleanse." There are multitudes who think that as a dying hope they may look forward to pardon. Oh! how infinitely better to have cleansing now than to depend on the bare possibility of forgiveness when I come to die. Some imagine that a sense of pardon is an attainment only obtainable after many years of Christian experience. But forgiveness of sin is a present thing--a privilege for this day, a joy for this very hour. The moment a sinner trusts Jesus he is fully forgiven. The text, being written in the present tense, also indicates continuance; it was "cleanseth" yesterday, it is "cleanseth" to-day, it will be "cleanseth" tomorrow: it will be always so with you, Christian, until you cross the river; every hour you may come to this fountain, for it cleanseth still. Notice, likewise, the completeness of the cleansing, "The blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin"--not only from sin, but "from all sin." Reader, I cannot tell you the exceeding sweetness of this word, but I pray God the Holy Ghost to give you a taste of it. Manifold are our sins against God. Whether the bill be little or great, the same receipt can discharge one as the other. The blood of Jesus Christ is as blessed and divine a payment for the transgressions of blaspheming Peter as for the shortcomings of loving John; our iniquity is gone, all gone at once, and all gone for ever. Blessed completeness! What a sweet theme to dwell upon as one gives himself to sleep.
"Sins against a holy God;
Sins against His righteous laws;
Sins against His love, His blood;
Sins against His name and cause;
Sins immense as is the sea-
From them all He cleanseth me."
[C.H. Spurgeon, "Morning and Evening Devotions" ]
[Show front cover of Dictionary of Theological Terms with blue button]
The attempt by various schools of Liberal, Rationalist, and Neo-orthodox theology to get behind the narratives of the NT epistles about the Lord Jesus Christ, to discover who He really was and what He really did and said. Inherent in the entire procedure is the theory that the NT is largely unhistorical in its records and untrustworthy in its doctrine of Christ -- certainly not divinely inspired and authoritative.
The foundation of this procedure is the rejection of the supernatural. Any narrative that records the supernatural is ipso facto unhistorical. Another premise is that NT narratives are a late compilation of early oral data which had been mythologized, i.e., embellished with the addition of the growing belief in Jesus' divinity, to create the official 'ecclesiastical' Christ .. To use Bultzman's language, they must 'dmythologize' it.
The "quest for the historical Jesus" is an entirely unwarranted exercise in infidelity. The more we learn about the writing of the NT books, the more it is confirmed that they are not late productions, but exactly what they claim to be, records from the Apostolic Age, written by people whose names they bear ... (geological) discoveries demolish the various theories critics have adopted about a long oral tradition that became corrupted and then was written down in the books of the NT to make later myths look like original history.
For the historical Jesus, we need look no further than the NT. It is historical, reliable, inspired, and authoritative. Any Jesus other than the One presented in the NT is a character of fiction. (See Form, Criticism, Myth) -- [Alain Carins, "Dictionary of Theological Terms", p. 358-359]
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* "FOCUS ON THE FAMILY CONTINUES TO TAKE FOLLOWERS INTO THE ABYSS AS IT URGES CHRISTIANS TO "REDEEM HALLOWEEN"! Part 2 of 3- COMMITTING THE "SIN OF AARON" - Even though Focus On The Family is encouraging Christian families to "Redeem Halloween", we wonder why Christians should even be interested in celebrating a Satanic Black Magick "Festival of the Dead". Two Scriptures come to mind immediately:
"But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death." [Prov 8:36]
"He (God) is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err." [Mark 12:27]
* "FOCUS ON THE FAMILY CONTINUES TO TAKE FOLLOWERS INTO THE ABYSS AS IT URGES CHRISTIANS TO "REDEEM HALLOWEEN"! Part 1 of 3 - After telling parents it is all right for them to read Harry Potter to their children and after publishing a book entitled, "Finding God In Lord of the Rings", Dr. Dobson continues his free-fall into the Abyss by telling his followers they can participate in Halloween, because it was a "Christian" holiday whose roots can be traced to the "foot of the cross"! What advice does the Bible have for Dr. Dobson?
"Let no one delude and deceive you with empty excuses and groundless arguments [for these sins], for through these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of rebellion and disobedience. So do not associate or be sharers with them." (Ephesians 5:6-7; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary)
* "OCCULT HOLIDAYS AND HOW AMERICA HAS COPIED MANY OF THEM! Too many Christians are enthusiastically celebrating pagan holidays, thinking they are Christian. Once you understand how very pagan America and the rest of the Western world has become, you can see how God's judgment cannot be far behind. - http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n1796.cfm
* " NEW LOOK AT THE MYTH OF SANTA CLAUS VERSUS THE REALITY OF JESUS CHRIST" - When we carefully compare the myth of Santa Claus versus the real Biblical story of Jesus Christ, we are presented with the shocking truth that Santa has thoroughly supplanted Jesus Christ in too many people's lives. - http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n1132.cfm
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Our DVD - VHS Section Continues To Expand
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Just as Hitler needed a fiery conflagration in his Reichstag fire, so America needed Waco and Oklahoma City. Just as Hitler promised his citizens peace if they gave up their guns, so America is facing strenuous pressures to give up our guns. Political and lifestyle changes galore are occurring today in America, in parallel with similar changes 70 years ago in Nazi Germany
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Have you ever wondered? 1) What kind of bird can kill a lion with a single kick? 2) How some dogs can know a storm is brewing before it appears, or can sense when their masters are about to experience a seizure? 3) Which creature perplexes scientists because of its amazing ability to heal itself, even when it sustains horrendous injuries. 4) How Emperor Penguins can go two and a half months without eating or drinking?
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Staff Comment: As Cuttingedge webmaster I have viewed this tape and was quite impressed. I have a background in physics, biology, astronomy and chemistry and as a diver have collected many fossils from fossil beds in river bottoms. This tape impressed me because it gives the details of these dating methods while using down to earth illustrations that anyone can understand. Once you see the false assumptions that these dating methods use, you will see just how inaccurate and useless they really are.
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How much can animals change? Why do so many species depend upon one another to survive? Where does instinct and intelligence come from? And what do the designs of creatures alive today reveal about their history? Learn about the abilities of parrot fish and dolphins, the habits of ostriches and wildebeast, and the skills and instincts of cheetahs, giraffes, and lions. Filmed and researched over a 5-year period in 10 different countries, Life's Story explores all these issues in the most visually stunning and informative wildlife productions available today.
* "The Evolution of a Creationist" - Book - Dr. Jobe Martin chronicles his personal journey from traditional scientist to Creationist; he was a traditional evolutionist, but his medical and scientific training soon set him reeling through a "revolution" when he began to study animals which challenged scientific assumptions.
"But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty" (1 Cor 1:27)
This book takes a look at the smallest of animals which break all of the evolutionary "rules" and which demonstrates that the Bible is an excellent book of science God has mightily used Dr. Martin to expose the truth of Creationism in a world gone mad over Evolution.
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* "Waco Disaster: Rules of Engagement" - DVD only - Better than any of the 9/11 videos, in showing the ruthless, callous and deceptive nature of our Federal government. Needs to be seen by everyone who still believes our government has the best interests of its citizens at heart and is trying to uphold the life and liberties of its citizens. This DVD chronicles every development in the 51-day standoff, showing that Federal officials deliberately planned and carried out a bloody, fiery execution of the Branch Davidians, including women, children, babies.
Expert testimony is terrific showing the planned attack carried out by tanks and soldiers against the compound; this testimony is switched back and forth with bold-faced lies by FBI and other officials. For example, as real-time infrared photos show flame erupting from tank into the building and individual soldiers firing, the video switches back and forth to statements made by FBI officials that "not one shot had been fired" at the building. One FBI agent even tried to buttress his false testimony by claiming to be a Christian on his way to Heaven
2 hours, 16 minutes of riveting expose'
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Best Kept Secret" - DVD
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In this era of great church apostasy, we need to return to the "old paths", the Old Time Religion!
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"Heaven: Our Eternal Home" reveals the spiritual mysteries and physical characteristics of Heaven and Hell. This compelling program will strengthen the faith of those people who believe in Jesus Christ and challenge the skepticism of those who doubt the existence of either place.
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---------- This Weeks Hot News ----------
I. President Bush removed his Christian mask on Tuesday, October 26, when he told Charlie Gibson on an ABC's 'Good Morning America' interview that he supported the right of gays to have "civil unions" and that Christians pray to the same god as do Muslims.
NEWS BRIEF: "Bush breaks with GOP on same-sex unions", United Press International (UPI), 10/26/2004
"WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- President Bush broke with the Republican Party platform in supporting states' rights to permit same-sex civil unions. 'I don't think we should deny people rights to a civil union, a legal arrangement, if that's what a state chooses to do so. ... I view the definition of marriage different from legal arrangements that enable people to have rights. And I strongly believe that marriage ought to be defined as between a union between a man and a woman.
"Now, having said that, states ought to be able to have the right to pass laws that enable people to be able to have rights like others," Bush told ABC's Charlie Gibson in an interview broadcast Tuesday on "Good Morning America."
As if he could not believe his ears, Gibson then asked the President the next logical question:
So the Republican platform on that point, as far as you're concerned, is wrong?" Gibson asked the president, to which Bush replied: "Right."
For those of us who have been thoroughly reading the news since 9/11/2001, this news is not new news. President Bush had quietly taken this position years ago. Cutting Edge posted an article exposing this double-mindedness in mid-April, 2002, when we posted an analysis based upon a Concerned Women of America article which raised the urgent alarm that President Bush's gay policy was identical to Clinton's (NEWS1652).
This expose' revealed the double-faced approach which Bush and his gay-lesbian allies were pushing, starting in 2002. On the one hand, they were going to define "Marriage" as a union between a man and a woman (thus satisfying Conservatives and/or Christians), while on the other hand, they were going to allow states to establish "Civil Unions", which is "Gay Marriage" re-named. This double-minded approach is clearly evident in this interview.
Coming just days before the election, this "Good Morning America" shocker should deliver a body blow to all Christians who still truly believe that Bush is a genuinely saved individual; the only question is whether Christian voters who are planning to vote for Bush will hear of this clear, bold pro-gay position before they go to the polls, and if they do hear of it, will their minds be opened to the reality as to who President Bush really is. Since we have posted our table showing "President Bush's Evil Fruits vs Good Fruits", we have heard all sorts of excuses by Christians as to why these Evil Fruits do not reveal the true inner heart of this President, even though Jesus clearly stated that such fruits unmistakably reveal the true inner heart of the man (Matthew 7:16-20)
Then, later in the interview, President Bush dropped another huge bomb: he said he believes that Christians and Muslims pray to the same god!
NEWS BRIEF: "Bush On Religion And God: President Believes Muslims and Christians Pray To The Same God", ABC News, October 26, 2004
"Oct. 26, 2004 -- While the president often refers to God during public addresses to his supporters, Bush's religious convictions don't always seem to reflect those of the conservative Christians who make up his political base. In an exclusive interview with ABC News' Charles Gibson, Bush said he believes that both Christians and Muslims worship the same God. 'I think we do. We have different routes of getting to the Almighty', Bush said. 'But I want you to understand, I want your listeners to understand, I don't get to get decide who goes to heaven. The Almighty God decides who goes to heaven and I am on my personal walk', he said."
This last sentence is designed to trigger the false belief in undiscerning Christians that one cannot "judge" whether a person is right with God, thus hiding his damning earlier statement. This admonition to "Judge not that ye be not judged" (Matt 7:1) has been so twisted that Christians really believe they cannot know from a person's fruits as to whether that person is genuinely saved; however, the chapter headline on Matthew 7 in my KJV Bible says, "Christ, ending His sermon on the mount, reproves rash judgment". This is precisely correct! Jesus was warning against reaching a spiritual conclusion based upon little or no real evidence.
Proof this Biblical fact is Jesus' other admonition, "Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment" (John 7:24) We are to judge righteously, based upon solid fact. Thus, Matthew 7:1 and John 7:24 go hand-in-hand with Matthew 7:16-20, where Jesus emphatically declares, "Ye SHALL know them by their fruits".
Therefore, this one TV interview is staggeringly important, as it reveals that President Bush cannot be a Christian if he is as deceitfully double-minded as to support gay civil unions and if he believes that Christians pray to the same god as the Muslims! We have warned about Bush's Ecumenism many times before, and it is certainly on display here.
Christian, are you listening with an open mind?
The next question is "why President Bush would say these things just days before the election, risking loss of his Christian support base"? The New York Times feels they have the answer.
NEWS BRIEF: "With the Christian Right In the Bag, Bush Now Says His Party Is Wrong to Oppose Gay Civil Unions", By ELISABETH BUMILLER, New York Times, reprinted by Raiders Newsupdates, October 27, 2004
"President Bush said in an interview this past weekend that he disagreed with the Republican Party platform opposing civil unions of same-sex couples and that the matter should be left up to the states. Mr. Bush has previously said that states should be permitted to allow same-sex unions ... But Mr. Bush has never before made a point of so publicly disagreeing with his party's official position on the issue.
"According to an ABC transcript, Mr. Gibson then noted to Mr. Bush that the Republican Party platform opposed civil unions. 'Well, I don't', Mr. Bush replied. Mr. Bush has sought to walk a careful line between pleasing conservatives who oppose same-sex marriage and not alienating more moderate voters who might see bigotry in his views. Mr. Bush's support for civil unions and his opposition to his party on the issue is in part an effort to reach out to swing voters, whom he needs to win on Nov. 2."
Fellow Christian, are you so "in the bag" of President Bush that you will go ahead and vote for him, even though he has clearly lowered his mask for all to see?
NEWS BRIEF: "EU Leaders to Sign Constitution; Ratification by Body's 25 Countries Up Next", The Associated Press, October 29, 2004
"ROME (AP) - Europe's first constitution faces an uncertain future long after the ink dries on Friday's signatures. After more than two years of difficult negotiations, European leaders gathered for the historic ceremony in a frescoed room in a palace on Rome's Capitoline Hill. They included the leaders of four EU candidates - Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey and Croatia - as well as the heads of state of the EU's 25 member nations. The landmark document is designed to accelerate decision-making and give Europe a sharper profile on the world stage ... the constitution must be ratified by each of the EU's member nations before it can take effect."
Following the demise of Hitler's efforts to build a New World Order through force of military arms, Illuminist leaders concluded that they must turn to diplomacy to build their coveted global economy, religion, and government [Constance Cumbey, "The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow"]. Of course, this decision fulfills prophecy which foretells that Antichrist will arise through a false peace and shall demonstrate his terrible nature through a deceptive "peace". Listen:
"And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand." [Dan 8:25]
"For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape." [1 Thess 5:3]
Bible scholars have taught for centuries that these verses teach that Antichrist shall arise through a false peace arranged by the final 10 rulers of the world (Revelation 17:17), probably a global peace following the Final Birth Pangs world war which produces him (Matthew 24:6-8); as the Illuminati Plan envisions, their Masonic Christ shall literally stride on to the world scene, stepping out of the dust and destruction of that war, promising "peace and safety" if people will only follow him.
As our book featured above, states, the Bible also states that Antichrist will arise out of a Revived Roman Empire (Daniel 9:27), which is Western Europe (John Phillips and Jerry Vines, "Exploring The Book of Daniel", Loizeaux Brothers, p. 153). Western Europe, as it is now constituted with Great Britain, is the Old Roman Empire. When she became an economic nation on December 31, 1992, the Old Roman Empire began to arise from the ashes. Did you know that the creation of Western Europe was part of a global 10-Nation Reorganization Plan of the Illuminati? (Read NEWS1783, "Trembling Between Two Prophecies" for full understanding]
In the 12 years since that momentous rebirth, Western Europe has steadily made the changes one would expect a political nation to make. She now has her own army (N.A.T.O.) and she her own currency, the Euro. This currency is now one of the strongest in the world, and is gaining on the American Dollar every single day. Earlier in this week, Russia's Putin even called for a change in the way in which crude oil is bought and sold on the world markets; rather than completing these transactions in U.S. Dollars, Putin proposed that they be conducted in Euros!
Now that the new E.U. Constitution is signed, each member state must ratify the document through national elections. Since unanimous consent is required, one state could scuttle the constitution. The process of drawing each member state into the European Union has been terribly slow and arduous; nevertheless, each leader is totally committed to the process, and Bible prophecy demands that Western Europe will revive. Therefore, this plan will ultimately succeed, if not now, later.
However, since so many events all across the globe are fulfilling prophecy related to Antichrist and his coming global kingdom of government, economy and religion, and since the European Union is crawling closer to being a functioning government, we have to ask this question: How soon will Parliament's Chair #666 be filled?
NEWS BRIEF: "The Vacant Seat Number 666 in the European Parliament", by Ian R.K: Paisley, M.P., M.E.P., European Institute of Protestant Studies, 7/22/1999, http://www.ianpaisley.org/article.asp?ArtKey=666
"The recently elected Fifth Parliament of Europe met on Tuesday, 20th July, 1999, in its new glass building ... The prophetic significance of the European Union has been revealed as the saga unfolds ... First, the sign which it chose as its symbol was the Woman riding the Beast. This comes from a prophecy in Revelation 17. The depiction of the harlot woman was reproduced on the centenary stamp of the European Union, in a huge painting in the Parliament's new building in Brussels, and by a huge sculpture outside the new E.U. Council of Ministers Office in Brussels. The new European coinage, the Euro, bears the same insignia." (For instruction on this insignia, read NEWS1898, where we report on this insignia in conjunction with the "One-Eyed" Messiah riding a white horse).
Furthermore, "The Tower of Babel has been used on the posters emanating from Europe – a truly suggestive prophetic sign."
"It is certainly a building of the Space Age. The seats of its massive hemicycle are designed like the crew seats in the Star Trek space machines. There are 679 of them – but wait for it! While these seats are allocated to Members, one seat remains unallocated and unoccupied. The number of that seat is 666. The relevant section of the seating-plan provided to each Member reads as follows:
659 De La Perrière
671 Dupuis ..."
Biblical Prophecy: "Revelation 13:18: "Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." That is 666." (Ibid.; Emphasis added)
How incredible is it that the European Parliament has always held their Parliament Seat #666 vacant until the time arises when THE MAN shall arise who will fill that seat by reason of his office, i.e., Antichrist. If anyone ever needed proof that Antichrist was going to arise from this Revived Roman Empire (Western Europe plus Great Britain), this staggering story should remove any doubts.
Truly, the End of the Age draws ever nearer. Wait for this event with great anticipation, for the Bible says:
"Seek out of the book of the Lord and read: not one of these details of prophecy shall fail, none shall want and lack her mate in fulfillment. For the mouth of the Lord has commanded, and His Spirit has gathered them." [Isaiah 34:16; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]
Not only is it permissible for Christians to be longing for Jesus' return, but this verse tells you that this longing is placed in your heart by the Holy Spirit! Furthermore, this verse commands the people living during this End of the Age to be alert to the leaders and events of the day, and to realize when current events fulfill Bible prophecy. Christians are to be most discerning, because we possess the Bible, with its inerrant prophecies and doctrines. Are you properly and aggressively "discerning the times"?
III. As Palestinian leader, Yassir Arafat, seemingly lingered between life and death, Israeli Prime Minister Sharon suddenly began feeling the pressure to halt his unilateral withdrawal plan, pending the new leader which Palestinians would select to replace him. A deathwatch of sorts has grown up around Arafat.
NEWS BRIEF: "Ailing Palestinian Leader Yassir Arafat Arrives in Paris for Medical Treatment", The Associated Press, October 29, 2004
"CLAMART, France (AP) - Yassir Arafat, suffering from a mystery illness, was flown to France on Friday and was rushed to a military hospital where doctors, including specialists in blood disorders, immediately began examining the Palestinian leader. The health crisis has brought the 75-year-old Arafat out of his sandbagged headquarters compound in the West Bank town of Ramallah for the first time in nearly three years. He has been sick for the past two weeks and blood tests have revealed he has a low platelet count - a possible symptom of leukemia or other cancers or a number of other maladies ... He arrived in good health, conscious, smiling - happy to be in France. .. Doctors were likely to need at least several days before issuing any kind of diagnosis."
In October, 2000, we reported that Yassir Arafat was blackmailed by the Illuminist Russian KGB into being the head of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (NEWS1429). Since that moment, the Illuminati has controlled both sides in the struggle between Israel and the Palestinians, a prerequisite if their war was to be carried out according to the dictates of the Dialectic Struggle (NEWS1007).
Arafat has been indispensable in carrying out the Oslo Accords (NEWS1911, "Proofs of A Conspiracy: Oslo Accords Were Originally Designed In 1993 To Give Large Chunks of Israel Back To The Palestinians -- Exactly Where 'Hardliner' Sharon Is Heading Now").
Since Arafat is absolutely necessary to complete the Oslo Accord as Israel originally conceived it, Arafat has survived decades of war, turmoil, assassinations, and "targeted killings". Time and time again, Israeli leadership would thunder that Arafat could be killed if he did not call off the suicide bombers ravaging Israel. After President Bush issued his clarion call for a "War On Terror" following the 9/11 attacks, many experienced observers believed Arafat's days were numbered, since everyone knew he was the #1 terrorist in the world and could not survive if Bush lived up to his promise to eradicate all terrorist leaders anywhere in the world.
Yet, Arafat survived, simply because he is so important to the final completion of the Oslo Accord deception. In fact, not only did Cutting Edge predict in January, 2001, that Arafat would survive, but we postulated that Israel was cooperating with Arafat to kill off any Palestinian leaders who might pose a threat to his rule. (NEWS1461). The world calls these assassinations "targeted killings" which are supposedly carried out to thwart terror; but many of them have been carried out to kill leaders who might threaten Arafat's continued rule.
If Arafat is this important, then the last thing Sharon wants right now is for him to die, before he can complete his unilateral withdrawal; therefore, we were not surprised that Israeli Prime Minister Sharon immediately authorized him to be flown out of his headquarters where he has been restricted in "house arrest" for years, for medical treatment.
NEWS BRIEF: "Sharon Speaks to Palestinian Prime Minister, Allows Arafat to Be Flown Abroad for Medical Treatment", A.P. Breaking News, October 28, 2004
"JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon spoke with his Palestinian counterpart Thursday and agreed in principle to permit the ailing Yassir Arafat to be flown abroad for medical treatment ... It remained unclear whether Arafat would be allowed to return. Israel has said in the past that Arafat could leave the West Bank, but might not be allowed to come back. Israel has confined Arafat to his headquarters for more than two years."
Arafat was flown to Paris within hours of this conversation.
Immediately, stories began to appear in Israeli papers, questioning, that if Sharon lost his old enemy, Arafat, was unilateral disengagement really necessary? You see, Sharon has publicly stated that since Arafat will not negotiate with Israel in good faith to set up a Palestinian State, he has "no partner for peace". Therefore, based upon Arafat's intransigence, Sharon has planned his unilateral disengagement. If Arafat suddenly dies, Prime Minister Sharon will be under great pressure to pause his retreat from the Gaza Strip and portions of the West Bank until a new Palestinian leader takes office; new protracted negotiations would then have to be conducted with the new leader until a decision could be made as to whether he is a viable "partner for peace". This determination could take years. Therefore, the question has to be asked: has this carefully laid plan of Oslo taken so long to develop that its controlled Palestinian leader will die before it can be completed?
Let us now review some pertinent articles.
NEWS BRIEF: "Analysis: Without Arafat, it grows harder to justify pullout", Ha'artz News, October 29, 2004
"Palestinian Authority Chairman Yassir Arafat's departure from the scene would bring about a significant transformation in both the Israeli and Palestinian political scene. The claim that 'there is no partner', which has formed the basis of Israeli foreign policy over the past four years and justified the refusal to negotiate with the Palestinian Authority, would depart together with him. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's unilateral disengagement plan would lose the central justification for its existence - the lack of a Palestinian partner."
This analysis is entirely correct. Prime Minister Sharon has justified his unilateral retreat out of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank because he has concluded that Arafat is no viable "partner for peace". Therefore, rather than trying to overthrow him, which America and Israel could do in a "New York Minute", Sharon states that Israel must permanently give up key territory because their old, ailing nemesis is no "partner for peace". Just as personal suicide can be thought of as a "permanent solution to a temporary problem", so is this Gaza Strip withdrawal plan. Of course, as we have shown in NEWS1911, this withdrawal was planned in the original 1993 Oslo Accord and is only now inching its way to conclusion.
Prime Minister Sharon quickly reacted, saying that Arafat's demise would not change his disengagement plans.
NEWS BRIEF: "Sharon: This won't affect disengagement", The Jerusalem Post, October 29, 2004
"Prime Minister Ariel Sharon vowed Thursday to push forward with his unilateral disengagement plan as his nemesis, Palestinian Authority Chairman Yassir Arafat, with whom he refuses to negotiate, prepared to leave the country. Arafat's illness has forced the Palestinian and Israeli prime ministers to finally talk to one another. Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei called Sharon late Wednesday night, seeking permission for the ailing Arafat to leave his compound in Ramallah ... With Arafat set to fly to Paris for medical treatment, the region is suddenly losing the man whom Israel has fingered for destroying any hope of peace or dialogue ... Sharon's plan, which calls for unilateral withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and a small portion of northern Samaria, was the direct result of his belief that with Arafat in Ramallah there was no peace partner with whom to negotiate an end to the violence. Sharon told Mubarak that 'he is determined to advance the disengagement plan' ... 'For now, nothing is going to hinder disengagement', said Gissin, adding that Sharon is sticking with his timetable, which calls for a withdrawal in 2005."
However, if Arafat does die, and if the new leader publicly states that he wants to negotiate peace with Israel, Sharon would be hard pressed to continue with his disengagement plan. But, Arafat's legacy of hatred may reach out beyond his grave, for it is doubtful whether any new Palestinian leader could actually make peace with Israel and survive.
We shall have to monitor this situation, for the Oslo Accords definitely have been depending upon Arafat to carry out his part of the script. His death may throw an old-fashioned "monkey wrench" into the entire process.
Book, DVD, VHS IV. Since election polls show that President Bush's greatest strength is his leadership on the "War On Terror", we should not have been too surprised to hear of another major "Rumors of War" coming from the mythical 'Al-Qaeda". The only trouble is that this scary terror headline is one of the major repeating headlines since 9/11, as we demonstrate in our major study of repeating headlines -- in NEWS1888.
Listen now to the current scary headline, coming just days before the election.
NEWS BRIEF: "Al Qaeda member warns of attacks to outdo September 11", Kahleej (Indian) News, 29 October 2004, http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/theworld/2004/October/theworld_October786.xml§ion=theworld
"WASHINGTON - A masked man who said he is an American member of the Al Qaeda terrorist network threatened that a wave of terrorist attacks could come 'at any moment' in the United States and 'blood will run red in the streets of America', according to a videotape aired by ABC News television on Thursday. ABC News said it obtained the 75-minute tape by the man who identified himself only as 'Assam the American' on February 22 in Pakistan from a source with Taleban and al-Qaeda contacts ... The network gave a copy of the tape to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). A CIA official told Deutsche Presse-Agentur that analysts are still evaluating the tape and have yet to dismiss or authenticate it. But the video was marked with the same logo and graphics that appeared on tapes al-Qaeda has previously released. Such a tape could be politically inflammatory, just five days before the presidential elections in the United States."
Indeed, the release of this threatening video tape seemed so suspiciously close to the Presidential election that one could be forgiven if they thought its release was politically motivated by a desire to frighten people into voting for President Bush. Polls have showed repeatedly that Kerry's greatest weakness is the "War On Terror"; he even created a monumental blunder when he called terrorism a "nuisance". The American people want to be protected from the straw bogeyman called "Terrorism" so that another 9/11 attack will be prevented. The vast majority of them are too undiscerning to even seriously contemplate that the attack of 9/11 might have been the work of a government provocateur, just like the burning of the German Reichstag was burned by Vice President Adolf Hitler's special forces and then blamed on the Communists. Very quickly, Hitler manuevered the political process expertly until he dissolved the democratic government of Germany, instituting a severely repressive dictatorship.
This is THE plan in America! President Bush is clearly leading this country down a parallel path which Hitler trod, just as "America The Beautiful" video demonstrates. Bush seized the baton in this part of the plan from President Clinton, and if Skull & Bones Kerry is elected, he will continue traveling down this path.
While the story, above, professed that American officials did not know if the video was authentic, the CIA wasted no time validating it. However, by the time this "terrorist" tape was validated, the story as reported by Drudge had changed whole lot!
NEWS BRIEF: "Terror Tape Warns of Bush, Cheney Consequence", The Drudge Report, October 29, 2004
"The CIA and FBI have authenticated a new al Qaeda videotape which warns of retribution for Americans electing Bush and Cheney. 'What took place on September 11 was but the opening salvo of the global war on America and that our Lord willing, the magnitude and ferocity of what is coming your way will make you forget all about September 11', the man, whose face is covered by a headdress, warns in the video. 'After decades of American tyranny, now it's your turn to die'. The alarming tape which warns the next terror attack will dwarf 9/11."
Drudge us saying that this tape is threatening that America is doomed to another terrorist attack which will be greater than the 9/11 attacks because our electorate had the audacity to elect Bush/Cheney in 2000. This type of warning seems to dovetail with the oft-repeated charge from Cheney that, if Americans had the audacity to elect Kerry, America would certainly be hit with another major terrorist attack. A corollary to Cheney's warning is that, if Americans do elect Bush/Cheney for another term, we will be kept safe from another terrorist attack. For this reason, Cutting Edge has always looked askance at the claims from many news sources, including some Christian ones, that America will be hit with another attack before the election. Such an attack would sabotage the Bush re-election effort, since Kerry could immediately seize upon it as proof that the Bush Administration was inept at dealing with terrorism. A new terror attack could doom the Bush election.
If you ever need "Smoking Gun" proof that the attacks of 9/11 were planned years ahead by the global authority of the Illuminati, just present our article with this title, NEWS1753, proving that the plan for the 9/11 attacks was well known at least as far back as 1995.
Oh, yes, and do check out our study of News Headline repeats in NEWS1888. You will discover that, since 9/11, this scary headline has been repeated many times -- ""Al Qaeda Planning Spectacular Terrorist Strikes Greater Than 9/11", or variations of the theme.
All indications are that this terror threat is just as bogus as the rest have been -- until the time comes for all elements of the World War III scenario are ready to occur all together. Israel seems to be the key; when you see her going to annihilating war against combined Muslim armies, get ready for more terrorist attacks in our cities, and in cities of all nations whose people are electing governments.
V. Just days before the election, a new video supposedly from Osama bin Laden takes Bush off the hook for 9/11 by "admitting" that he ordered the original attacks on 9/11/2001!
NEWS BRIEF: "Bin Laden: U.S. Can Avoid Another Attack", Excite News, October 29, 2004, http://apnews.excite.com/article/20041030/D861DUA00.html
"CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - Osama bin Laden, publicly injecting himself into the campaign four days ahead of presidential elections, said in a videotape aired Friday that the United States can avoid another Sept. 11 attack if it stops threatening the security of Muslims ... 'Your security is not in the hands of Kerry, Bush or al-Qaida. Your security is in your own hands', bin Laden said, referring to the president and his Democratic opponent. "Any state that does not mess with our security, has naturally guaranteed its own security."
Admitting for the first time that he ordered the Sept. 11 attacks, bin Laden said he did so because of injustices against the Lebanese and Palestinians by Israel and the United States."
Now, isn't that a fine "howdy-doody"? Just days before Americans troop to the polls to cast their vote for President, old elusive Osama bin Laden suddenly surfaces to help out his long-time oil partner, George W. Bush, in his effort to get re-elected. This video appeared so close to the election, no independent group will have time to verify its authenticity. But, you can count on the CIA to declare the video is authentic.
Is this the October Surprise? I would have thought the actual capture of the man would have been more dramatic!
NOTE: This new video tape contradicts one received on October 10,
2001, in which Osama bin Laden clearly said that somone else
had carried out the 9/11 attacks; he approved the attacks, but said someone
else had actually carried them out (Daily News Updates, October 9, 2001, "Al-Qaeda
threatens fresh terror attacks" , BBC News, http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/1590251.stm).
VI. President Bush was greatly embarrassed this past week when his own Interim Iraqi Government suddenly notified the UN International Atomic Agency that an extremely large cache of very high explosives had suddenly turned up missing. The problem was, American forces had controlled this supply since April, 2003. Where was our expert control over such a potentially dangerous supply of exceedingly powerful explosives?
NEWS BRIEF: "Huge Cache of Explosives Vanished From Site in Iraq", The New York Times, October 25, 2004
"BAGHDAD, Iraq, Oct. 24 - The Iraqi interim government has warned the United States and international nuclear inspectors that nearly 380 tons of powerful conventional explosives - used to demolish buildings, make missile warheads and detonate nuclear weapons - are missing from one of Iraq's most sensitive former military installations. The huge facility, called Al Qaqaa, was supposed to be under American military control but is now a no man's land, still picked over by looters as recently as Sunday. United Nations weapons inspectors had monitored the explosives for many years, but White House and Pentagon officials acknowledge that the explosives vanished sometime after the American-led invasion last year."
The key phrase here to comprehend is: "... White House and Pentagon officials acknowledge that the explosives vanished sometime after the American-led invasion last year."
In other words, these "380 tons of powerful conventional explosives - used to demolish buildings, make missile warheads and detonate nuclear weapons" were under our military guard and somehow we allowed an insurgent force to come into the facility and truck off 380 tons of explosives? Where were our soldiers? Where was our military leadership? If Bush could not keep 380 tons of high explosives safe in a dangerous war zone, how can he keep Iraq safe from the insurgents, and how can he protect our cities from another terrorist attack?
To gain an idea of the tremendous quantity 380 tons of high explosives truly is, let us do the math. When I was in the Army, the main military truck was called a "Deuce-and-a-half", meaning it will haul 2 1/2 tons of material. If this is still the standard military cargo truck, it would take 152 "Deuce-and-a-half" trucks to move this quantity of explosives out from under the noses of our military guards?!
This scenario is preposterous! Why, that many trucks is a convoy!
The United Nations immediately warned that Iraqi insurgents might have possession of these explosives, and may be using them against our forces.
NEWS BRIEF: "UN agency warns that insurgents in Iraq may have missing cache of explosives", by William J. Kole, Canadian Press, October 26, 2004
"VIENNA, Austria (AP) - The UN nuclear agency warned Monday that insurgents in Iraq may have obtained about 340 tonnes of missing explosives that can be used in the kind of car bomb attacks that have targeted U.S.-led coalition forces for months. International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei reported the disappearance to the UN Security Council on Monday, two weeks after he said Iraq told the nuclear agency that the explosives had vanished from the former Iraqi military installation as a result of 'theft and looting . . . due to lack of security'."
Again, this news reeks of gross incompetence. There simply is no justification whatsoever for our military not being able to keep tight security over such a huge supply of such dangerous explosive weaponry. Notice that insurgents have likely already used these high-explosives against American troops! How many men have died because of this incompetence?
Since President Bush is touting his leadership credentials, using Iraq and the "War On Terror" as prime examples, this news struck extremely hard.
Not surprisingly, the Pentagon tried to cover up by saying that the weapons must have been moved prior to Saddam's fall. A Russian news source even ran an article based on report from Pentagon official, John Shaw, alleging that Russian Special Forces had moved these explosives to Syria before the American invasion. This Pentagon attempt at coverup was so outrageous to Russian authorities, they summoned a US military attache to the Moscow office to vigorously protest! ("Russia slams US on Iraq explosives" Daily News Updates, October 30)
However, a recent New York Times article squashed that lie with an ingenious device -- the video camera.
NEWS BRIEF: "Video Shows G.I.'s at Weapon Cache", The New York Times, October 29, 2004
"A videotape made by a television crew with American troops when they opened bunkers at a sprawling Iraqi munitions complex south of Baghdad shows a huge supply of explosives still there nine days after the fall of Saddam Hussein, apparently including some sealed earlier by the International Atomic Energy Agency ... The tape, broadcast on Wednesday night by the ABC affiliate in Minneapolis, appeared to confirm a warning given earlier this month to the agency by Iraqi officials, who said that hundreds of tons of high-grade explosives, powerful enough to bring down buildings or detonate nuclear weapons, had vanished from the site after the invasion of Iraq.
"The question of whether the material was removed by Mr. Hussein's forces in the days before the invasion, or looted later because it was unguarded, has become a heated dispute on the campaign trail, with Senator John Kerry accusing President Bush of incompetence, and Mr. Bush saying it is unclear when the material disappeared and rejecting what he calls Mr. Kerry's 'wild charges' ... Weapons experts familiar with the work of the international inspectors in Iraq say the videotape appears identical to photographs that the inspectors took of the explosives, which were put under seal before the war. One frame shows what the experts say is a seal, with narrow wires that would have to be broken if anyone entered through the main door of the bunker.
"The [UN international] agency said that when it left Iraq in mid-March, only days before the war began, the only bunkers bearing its seals at the huge complex contained the explosive known as HMX, which the agency had monitored because it could be used in a nuclear weapons program. It is now clear that program had ground to a halt ... Rashad M. Omar, the minister of science and technology, said that as far as he was concerned, the exact timing of the disappearance remained unknown ... "The quantity was so huge," Dr. Omar said. 'Somebody must know what happened to the material. I am sure the facts will not be hidden for a long time'."
This bad news comes very late in the election campaign, and may damage Bush's re-election. I suppose how much damage this revelation does do to the Bush campaign depends upon how far and how wide the Democrats are able to spread the news. Certainly, The New York Times has a major reach, which means this story is likely to be picked up by many other newspapers throughout the country.
Can you imagine? We could not keep Iraqi insurgents from taking out 152 truckloads of high explosives!
Late Breaking News Development: Yesterday, an American Army officer dutifully stepped forward to report that our forces removed 250 tons of this explosive material. ("U.S. Team Took 250 Tons of Iraqi Munitions", Fox News, October 29, 2004). Having been in US Army Intelligence, I have to take this news with a grain of salt, since this officer is in the paid employ of President Bush. The Bush Administration has so boldly lied about so many things in the past 4 years, why should we trust him now?
Further, the original revelation came from Bush's own Iraqi Interim Government, which has to pass all matters through Coalition Headquarters. However, even if this is true, 130 tons of high-explosives are still not accounted for; this means the Iraqi insurgency would only have to sneak 52 "Deuce-and-a-half" trucks through our guard.
Another Late Breaking News Development: The prestigious International Herald Tribune (I.H.T.) reports in its October 30 edition that a French journalist who visited this Al-Qaqaa arms depot in November, 2003, said she say Iraqi insurgents looting "vast supplies" of explosives! Where were the American troops whose commanders knew that this depot contained huge quantities of high-explosives, some of which have been killing our troops for a full year now! ("Reporter saw insurgents loot Qaqaa arms depot", IHT, 10/30/04, http://www.iht.com/articles/2004/10/29/news/explode.html)
VII. Cutting Edge has been the first, and only, organization reporting that the third war of the planned Third World War will occur with China invading Taiwan. When we reported this discovery in April, 1999, we were reporting an source originally written March 16, 1996. If you have not read this article, please do so now, for then you will be better able to understand this current news. Our article is NEWS1282, and is entitled, "In 1952, Illuminati Planned To Give Taiwan Back To Mainland Communist China".
In 1952, the Illuminati planned to give Taiwan back to China! At this time, President Eisenhower was vigorously defending Taiwan against threats emanating from Communist China. Ike even sent the Seventh Fleet to patrol between Taiwan and China, thus thwarting even the possibility of an attack. Through the decades of the 1950's to 1970's, America defended the right of Taiwan to exist as a nation; until President Carter turned suddenly in January, 1979, to recognize Mainland Communist China as the only legitimate Chinese government, the American government had stoutly insisted that Taiwan was the only recognized government of the Chinese people. ("Taiwan Embraces Carter 20 years After ' Betrayal' ", Taiwan Security Research)
Yet, now we know that the Illuminati had planned in 1952 that China would gain control over Taiwan in the New World Order!
President Clinton infuriated many conservatives during his eight long years in office because he repeatedly held up shipments of advanced weaponry which Congress had promised Taiwan for her defense. Yet, on the other hand, Clinton went to extreme measures to give China the most advanced weaponry possible, from missile guidance technology to the most advanced designs for nuclear warhead designs.
In the past 10 years, China has increasingly built up her military forces opposite Taiwan, while Taiwan has increasingly tried to prepare for an invasion now considered to be inevitable by many seasoned observers.
With all this background information, Secretary of State Powell's recent declaration about Taiwan's lack of national sovereignty will make more sense. After reading his remarks, you will wonder if Taiwanese leaders will ever speak to Bush Administration officials again.
For that matter, you will wonder if this news will infuriate the many current Conservative voters who planned to vote for President Bush on November 2.
NEWS BRIEF: "Powell: Taiwan Not Sovereign", Fox News, October 27, 2004, http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,136711,00.html
"TAIPEI, Taiwan — Secretary of State Colin Powell (search) has angered Taiwanese officials and lawmakers by making unusually strong comments denying that the island is an independent nation and suggesting Taiwan should unify with China. Washington usually avoids weighing in on the touchy split ... But Powell waded into the unification question Monday in televised interviews during a one-day visit to China. According to a State Department transcript, Powell told Hong Kong's Phoenix Television: 'There is only one China. Taiwan is not independent. It does not enjoy sovereignty as a nation, and that remains our policy, our firm policy'."
What a betrayal of a fine, industrious and proud Taiwanese people. When I was a Toy Buyer of major retailers from 1976-1986, I made twice-yearly buying trips to Taiwan and Hong Kong. I came to appreciate these hardworking people and their honesty. When Taiwanese manufacturers showed me a new toy, if I suggested a change they liked, somebody or some group of people, would stay up all night making those changes. Early the next day, I would be shown the toy with the changes I suggested. These people deserve their independence, for they are the reason the small island of Taiwan has developed into a such an economic powerhouse.
Yet, Secretary of State Powell has just alerted China that America will not stand by Taiwan should China attack. And, he made this incendiary remark only days before the Presidential election! Are any conservative voters paying attention?
Megiddo - DVD - VHS VIII. When people learn that President Bush and Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld deliberately lied in order to justify our invasion of Iraq (NEWS1890 and NEWS1890b), many of them react in a subdued or lethargic manner because they cannot relate to the human cost of this invasion. This week, that human toll became very obvious.
NEWS BRIEF: "100,000 Iraqi civilians dead, says study", The Guardian (London), Friday October 29, 2004, http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1338726,00.html
"About 100,000 Iraqi civilians - half of them women and children - have died in Iraq since the invasion, mostly as a result of air strikes by coalition forces, according to the first reliable study of the death toll from Iraqi and US public health experts. The study, which was carried out in 33 randomly-chosen neighbourhoods of Iraq representative of the entire population, shows that violence is now the leading cause of death in Iraq ... Last night the Lancet medical journal fast-tracked the survey to publication on its website after rapid, but extensive peer review and editing because, said Lancet editor Richard Horton, "of its importance to the evolving security situation in Iraq". But the findings raised important questions also for the governments of the United Sates and Britain who, said Dr Horton in a commentary, "must have considered the likely effects of their actions for civilians".
The Bush Administration has worked proactively since the beginning of our invasion to downplay both the counts of American soldiers killed or wounded, and of civilians deaths. Even though our official casualties are only a little over 1,000 soldiers killed and about 4,000 wounded, Colonel Hackworth reported in December, 2003, that over 14,000 soldiers have been wounded enough to require evacuation from the field of battle, most coming back to the United States ("Saddam's in the slammer, so why are we on orange?", by Col. David Hackworth, Ret., WorldNetDaily, December 30, 2003)
Furthermore, since American forces insist their air strikes and other heavy bombardments are killing only Iraqi insurgents, this professional study screams the opposite message. We have killed, and are continuing to kill, huge numbers of civilians.
Now, we have independent confirmation of this sad reality. Let us quickly return to this Guardian article for more insights.
"The researchers criticize the failure of the coalition authorities to attempt to assess for themselves the scale of the civilian casualties. 'US General Tommy Franks is widely quoted as saying 'we don't do body counts'," they write, but occupying armies have responsibilities under the Geneva convention.'This survey shows that with modest funds, four weeks and seven Iraqi team members willing to risk their lives, a useful measure of civilian deaths could be obtained." (Op. Cit, Guardian)
Of course, 100,000 civilian deaths pales in comparison with the ultimate price of the number of people who will ultimately be killed with Depleted Uranium poisoning, but it still serves as a reminder to all Americans going to the polls that our current President is committing genocide in Iraq. Even though Skull & Bones Kerry will be no different, President Bush needs to be held accountable.
Now can you see why President Bush refused to invade Iraq before he had officially received immunity from war crimes from the International Court? (Read NEWS1933 for full details)
IX. Pollsters and professional pundits have increased the drumbeat, warning that the outcome of this election may be a repeat of the 2000 election, where the outcome was not officially known for weeks, and then was decided by the Supreme Court. Further, Governor Jeb Bush's state of Florida might again be the pivotal state. What is going on?
NEWS BRIEF: "And if it's a tie? Expect 'stark raving mad chaos'. For a month", The Guardian (London), Friday October 29, 2004
"With four days to go to an election that every poll suggests is too close to call, American political scientists fear a new quirk that could threaten the country's embattled electoral system: a tie. An exact draw is possible because the president is not chosen by popular vote, but by 538 electors in the electoral college. The electors are chosen by each state and there are many ways George Bush and John Kerry could end up with 269 electors each. In fact, according to a new computer analysis quoted in the Washington Post, there are 33 different permutations that could make that happen. Thomas Schaller, a political scientist at the University of Maryland, said an electoral college tie remained 'the rarest of outcomes'. "
"But this year, the country is braced for the unusual, and if the election is a draw, Mr Schaller warned: 'Look for stark raving mad chaos for about a month'."
Can you imagine the chaos which could result from yet another hung election? Charges and countercharges would fly, with both major parties blaming the other for voter fraud. These charges could get ugly and violence is all too real a possibility. In 2000, millions of people were furious, believing that Gore won the popular vote but was denied an Electoral College majority because of impropriety in Republican-controlled Florida and because of the Conservative nature of the Supreme Court.
The major change arising from the 2000 election mess was a dramatic change from paper ballots to electronic voting computers in thousands of voting districts across the nation. This change will make it even more likely and easier to steal an election.
But, what change could possibly come out of another election draw fiasco? If the scandal is really big, the Illuminati might even get the opportunity to abolish the Electoral College, switching to popular vote only -- another major Illuminati goal. Watch carefully.
Paradoxes abound in Christian experience, and here is one--the spouse was asleep, and yet she was awake. He only can read the believer's riddle who has ploughed with the heifer of his experience. The two points in this evening's text are--a mournful sleepiness and a hopeful wakefulness. I sleep. Through sin that dwelleth in us we may become lax in holy duties, slothful in religious exercises, dull in spiritual joys, and altogether supine and careless. This is a shameful state for one in whom the quickening Spirit dwells; and it is dangerous to the highest degree. Even wise virgins sometimes slumber, but it is high time for all to shake off the bands of sloth. It is to be feared that many believers lose their strength as Samson lost his locks, while sleeping on the lap of carnal security. With a perishing world around us, to sleep is cruel; with eternity so near at hand, it is madness. Yet we are none of us so much awake as we should be; a few thunder-claps would do us all good, and it may be, unless we soon bestir ourselves, we shall have them in the form of war, or pestilence, or personal bereavements and losses. O that we may leave for ever the couch of fleshly ease, and go forth with flaming torches to meet the coming Bridegroom! My heart waketh. This is a happy sign. Life is not extinct, though sadly smothered. When our renewed heart struggles against our natural heaviness, we should be grateful to sovereign grace for keeping a little vitality within the body of this death. Jesus will hear our hearts, will help our hearts, will visit our hearts; for the voice of the wakeful heart is really the voice of our Beloved, saying, "Open to me." Holy zeal will surely unbar the door.
"Oh lovely attitude! He stands
With melting heart and laden hands;
My soul forsakes her every sin;
And lets the heavenly stranger in."
[C.H. Spurgeon, "Morning and Evening Devotions"]
May Jesus Richly Bless You,
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