BIBLE DOCTRINE NEWS
Links: | Newsday | Manelines | CNN | Photos | 1 |May 3 (Day 123, Spiritual Uptrend): The epidemic of fear from the dreaded Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) has spread around the world. The corona, crown shaped, virus began around November 2002 in China. The most severe outbreak, which was in Hong Kong, coincided with the start of the Iraq War. The Hong Kong outbreak has been traced to a visit from a 33-year-old man from nearby Shenzhen, China. The man with chronic kidney disease visited relatives in the Amoy Apartments, Block E, a 37-story building on March 14th and 19th, 2003. Two weeks later over 200 residents of the apartments were hospitalized with SARS. The total cases from the single apartment building was 326. To date, the number of SARS infections in Hong Kong is 1,621 and the number of deaths is 179.
The number 33 stands for the purifying Judgment of the Holy Spirit, and 37 is for a warrior. March is the 3rd month, where 3 corresponds to the meaning of the year, 2003, for the Justice of the Holy Spirit. And March 19th was the eve of the beginning of the 26-day Iraq War. The Amoy Gardens Apartments, Block E is located at 77 Ngau Tau Kok Road, where 77 stands for Reverse Process Reversionism. The address is at 22 N., for cursing, and 114 E., for the witness of the passover.
Links: | The Sassoons | Jewish Encyclopedia | 1 | Opium Wars | 1 | 2 |Sheikh Sason ben Saleh, a Jew, was the Sarraf Bashi (chief banker) of Baghdad, and held the honorary title of Sheikh. He was treasurer of the Governor of Baghdad, Suleiman Pasha. In 1778, he became the Nasi, meaning prince or ruler, in his status as prince ruler of the Captivity (Diaspora). His son, David Sassoon, who was born in Baghdad in 1792, entered the family business and became very wealthy. In 1817, Sheikh stepped down, hoping for his son to succeed him. However, two jealous Jewish brothers, conspired and succeed in getting a new Governor, Daud Pasha, installed. Daud Pasha executed the brothers and found an excuse to imprison David Sassoon to get his money. Sheikh Sassoon paid a large ransom to Daud Pasha to free his son on condition that David would flee to Basra. Upon his release from prison, David fled for his life to Iran where he started a new business without his wealth.
During this time, many Jews fled persecution in Iraq, Syria, and Iran. David Sassoon moved to Bombay in 1832 where he established the house of David Sassoon and Co. with branches in Calcutta, Shanghai, Canton, and Hong Kong. David Sassoon and his eight sons traded with China and Great Britain. His business extended as far as Yokohama and Nagasaki in Japan. He was granted a British monopoly to manufacture cotton goods, silk, and opium. The Indian opium was traded to China and Japan.
In 1839, the Chinese Emperor decreed that the opium traffic must stop. Chests of Sassoon opium were seized and thrown into the river. Since David Sassoon's trade with China was protected by the British fleet, Great Britain started the Opium Wars with China. The British army destroyed the run-down Chinese army like the US Army marching to Baghdad. The war ended in 1842 with the Treaty of Nanking. Hong Kong and Amoy were among the provinces that Britain kept after the war. The English word, tea, is an Amoy word.
After the first Opium War, the United States and France gained the same trading rights with China as the British. After the second Opium War in 1856, China allowed foreigners to travel in the interior, and Christians were allowed to spread the gospel and hold property. Herein, the Sovereign purpose of God became known. The blessing of David Sassoon, a son of Abraham and ruthless tycoon, and the Opium Wars were designed to open China to the gospel.
Later, Sir Albert Sassoon, the eldest song of David Sassoon, ran the family empire in Bombay. He was knighted by Queen Victoria. Another son of David Sassoon, Solomon, moved to Hong Kong and set up business. Later, the Sassoon family moved to England and managed their business empire from there.
SARS struck Amoy in March, the 3rd month where 3 stands for the Justice of the Holy Spirit, per the meaning of the year, 2003. SARS is a respiratory illness. The air is a symbol of the Holy Spirit.
The Iraq War, which began on March 20, 2003 in the 3rd month was the suffering of the Justice of the Holy Spirit. The aerial campaign was especially deadly as was the US Army's Third Infantry Division. SARS, which hit the Hong Kong Amoy Apartments in March, 2003, is a respiratory illness, which is also due to the Justice of the Holy Spirit. Both SARS and the Iraq War are the punishment of the Justice of the Holy Spirit.