fgump, on Sep 23 2005, 01:54 AM, said:
The words of Jesus (Greek words in <>)
Again <palin>, the kingdom <basileia> of heaven <ouranos> is <esti> like <homoios> unto a merchant <emporos> man <anthropos>, seeking <zeteo> goodly <kalos> pearls <margarites>: Who <hos>, when he had found <heurisko> one <heis> pearl <margarites> of great price <polutimos>, went <aperchomai> and sold <piprasko> all <pas> that <hosos> he had <echo>, and <kai> bought <agorazo> it <autos>. (Mt 13:45-46)
If Jesus used "pearl" as a positive connotation for the kingdom of heaven,
then perhaps "pearl" is important here in the RITA sense, too. If all things were created by him and nothing was made that was not made by him, then perhaps a pearl was made by him purely for his metaphorical use in the book of Matthew.
Grows in an unclean (non-kosher) creature
Starts out as an irritation
Grows by accretion
Results in a thing of great value
= the GENTILE CHURCH
Don't rule out that God's purposes for RITA may include judgment at the house of God!
Pearl also brings to mind that thing most valuable to Americans = OIL
RITA will shut down the Gulf of Mexico oil industry.
Will Rita go to Crawford to wake up W? The "Perfect Storm" visited Kinnebunkport
by traveling to Maine AGAINST weather patterns after W's dad supported Jerusalem's use as an "international" city at the Madrid conference.
Rita and Katrina are 2 of the 3 most powerful hurricanes in the history of weather
recording (250 years), and they have occured within a month. This appears to be well outside of statistical probability for a random event and should give the
heathen/leaders/EVERYONE a wake-up call.
Ancient man looked at the skies for the power of the Creator. Modern man looks at space programs to validate his own "superiority" in the universe (tower of Babel stuff). Could a 3rd bigger storm be on the horizon?
NASA may be up to more than publicly acknowledged. If God is angry with NASA,
there should be solid evidence as to why. We live in 3 dimensions. There are at least 10 dimensions mathematically. Is NASA trying to do something in hyperdimensions, the realm of spirits? Are they conversing with fallen angels?
NATIONAL SECURITY DEPENDS UPON the God of the Bible, not upon scientific technoexploration.
"The highest number of reported legal induced abortions in 2000 occurred in New York City: 94,466. Florida and Texas have the second and third highest abortion numbers, 88,563 and 76,121 respectively. California likely ranks among the top, but they won’t tell."
For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD. (Ex 12:12)
How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? and the scoffers delight in their scoffing, and fools hate knowledge? Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you. Because I have called, and you refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; But you have ignored all my counsel, and would have none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear comes; When your terror comes as desolation, and your destruction comes as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish comes upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: Because they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: They would have none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. But whosoever hearkens unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be secure from the fear of evil. (Pr 1:22-33)
TABLE 2. Reported number, ratio, and rate of legal abortions and percentage of abortions obtained by out-ofstate
residents, by state of occurrence — United States, 1990
Number of Abortions obtained
State abortions* Ratio† Rate§ by out-of-state
Alabama 15,012** 237 16 NR
Alaska 1,489** 125 11 NR
Arizona 15,783 229 19 2.5
Arkansas 5,953 163 11 3.2
California 357,579†† 585 50 NR
Colorado 12,679 237 16 8.2
Connecticut 18,776 375§§ 24 NR
Delaware 5,557 500 34 NR
District of Columbia 19,969 NR¶¶ NR 52.9
Tennessee 21,144 282 18 17.4
Texas 92,580 293 23 3.9
Utah 4,786 132 12 15.2
Vermont 3,184 384 23 29.8
Virginia 32,992 334 21 6.0
Washington 31,443 397 27 4.9
West Virginia 2,500 111 6 11.7
Wisconsin 6,848 232 15 6.1
Wyoming 363 52 4 12.4
Total 1,429,577 345¶¶¶ 24
Florida 66,071 332 24 NR
Georgia 39,245 349 24 8.3
Hawaii 4,748 232 18 0.8
Idaho 1,390 85 6 9.0
Illinois 67,350 345 25 NR
Indiana 14,351 167 11 3.6
Iowa 7,166** 182 12 NR
Kansas 7,516††† 193§§ 14 46.5
Kentucky 10,921 202 13 29.3
Louisiana 13,020 181 13 NR
Maine 4,607 266 16 12.6
Maryland 22,425 279§§ 19 6.8
Massachusetts 39,739 430 27 3.9
Michigan 36,183 236 16 4.2
Minnesota 17,156 252 17 10.7
Mississippi 6,842 157 11 22.7
Missouri 16,366 207 14 10.8
Montana 3,365 290 19 23.6
Nebraska 6,346 260 18 20.2
Nevada 7,226 331 26 11.2
New Hampshire 4,259** 243 16 NR
New Jersey 41,358 337 23 3.0
New Mexico 5,288 194 15 3.9
New York 159,098 545 37 3.4
City 102,202§§§ 787 NR 2.9
State 56,896 351 NR 4.2
North Carolina 36,494 349 23 8.3
North Dakota 1,723 186 12 38.2
Ohio 32,165 193 13 9.6
Oklahoma 10,708** 225§§ 15 NR
Oregon 13,658 319 21 9.7
Pennsylvania 52,143 305 19 5.9
Rhode Island 7,782 512§§ 33 21.7
South Carolina 13,285 227 16 6.1
South Dakota 946 86 6
* Abortion data from central health agency unless otherwise noted.
† Abortions per 1,000 live births (live-birth data from central health agency unless otherwise specified).
§ Abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years (from Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey, March 1990).
¶ Based on number of abortions for which residence status of women was known.
** Reported from hospitals and/or other medical facilities in state.
†† CDC estimate.
§§ Live births reported by NCHS (16).
¶¶ >1,000 abortions per 1,000 live births.
*** >1,000 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44.
††† Excludes 330 Kansas residents obtaining abortions in other states.
§§§ Reported from New York City Health Department.
¶¶¶ Differs from the preliminary ratio (344) published in MMWR (1).
NR: Not reported.
And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he practiced soothsaying, and used sorcery, and used witchcraft, and dealt with mediums, and with wizards: he did much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger. (2Ch 33:6 KJ2000)
And you shall not let any of your children pass through the fire to Molech, neither shall you profane the name of your God: I am the LORD. (Le 18:21 KJ2000)
But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, yea, and made his son to pass through the fire, according to the abominations of the nations, whom the LORD cast out from before the children of Israel. (2Ki 16:3 KJ2000)
Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto demons, (Ps 106:37 KJ2000)
And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood. (Ps 106:38 KJ2000)
Also on your skirts is found the blood of the souls of the poor innocents: I have not found it by secret search, but plainly upon all these things. (Jer 2:34 KJ2000)
And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin. (Jer 32:35 KJ2000)
Moreover you have taken your sons and your daughters, whom you have borne unto me, and these have you sacrificed unto them to be devoured. Is this act of your harlotries a small matter, (Eze 16:20 KJ2000)
That you have slain my children, and delivered them to cause them to pass through the fire for them? (Eze 16:21 KJ2000)
Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul? (Mic 6:7 KJ2000)
Epiphany! (I think). Eureka!! (I reckon).
Correct me if I'm wrong.
In today's world, I've been aware of getting rid of unwanted pregnancies by abortion. The parents don't want the babies. It's cheaper to murder the babies than to feed them.
Many times, I had read in the OT, about sacrificing babies in the fire to Molech.
I had never connected it to un-wanted pregnancies. I had always thought of sacrificially giving the baby to Molech as a offering to appease and worship Molech.
BUT! Those babies were un-wanted!!!!
Abortions were difficult (or impossible), back then, so they pretended to "give (sacrificially)" the un-wanted babies to Molech.
Molech was the "abortion clinic" of yester-year!
Am I telling this right?
The fire destroyed the evidence of what had happened (murder). The dogs wouldn't eat the baby. The baby was reduced to ashes in the fire.
Some ancient religions required the practice of hetero or homo sex.
In other words, preach to 'em what they want to hear!
Whether it's true or not.
Hallelujah! And please pass me another virgin and a male temple prostitute.