Links: | Ha'aretz | AP | BBC News video | Opossum | 1 | Photos | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |May 1 (Day 121, Providential Preventative Suffering): After yesterday's presentation of the Road Map for Middle East peace to Israel and the Palestinians, this morning was time for a reality check. Who is this new Palestinian Prime Minister Abu Mazen? The angels, who are always ready to provide special help, brought along a mascot for a living demonstration. Out of the brush appeared a big, fat opossum.
The opossum, or possum, is a pest and a varmint, a grungy, creepy critter of the night. Eating snakes, lizards, garbage, and rotting carrion, this half-buzzard junk-food addict is the scum-bag bum of animals. It loots and pillages habitually. It robs birds and turtle nests and eats the eggs. Like a thief, it doesn't attack man directly but creeps in the dead of night to scrounge. It is known to play possum, playing dead, when losing a fight. Those who don't know these things about the possum have a problem with reality.
In the Spiritual realm, the opossum is the symbol of Baal, who rejects the pure food of Bible Doctrine for the evil junk of the devil's world. The characteristics of the opossum are quite similar to the new Palestinian Prime Minster, whose hair and eyes have a remarkable resemblance to the possum. Now, don't jump to the conclusion and think this is vilification. On the contrary, it is nothing less than impersonal love with reality. Abu Mazen is the friend of Arafat, who is the father of terrorists. He, however, looks and acts like a possum, saith the angels.
Now, Christians who are full of subjectivity would not recognize the rottenness of a possum. They would be prone to glorify the varmint. Those who are friends with possums and snakes have flunked the reality test. Christians who support Baal are the enemies of the cross. And any politician who would cater to a possum for votes is no better than a possum himself. If a person lacks the objectivity to understand a possum, how could that person make a rational decision about Israel and the Palestinians? The people in the US and the Europeans don't know beans about Israel and the Palestinians. Yet they have proclaimed themselves peace makers. There will not be peace until the Millennium. Until then there will be wars and rumors of wars.
There were three symbols today, a possum, a frog, and a snake. These three represent: