Michael and June 10
"There probably is no God, so
don't worry and enjoy life". The male voice behind the microphone on
Radio 5 AA on the morning of writing (Aug. 27), stirred my spirit with this
On editing five days later, 1.9.10: I had occasion to email
his very same radio station (a matter of minutes ago at 5.39 am).
Next I opened my bible and read the famous Chapter on Faith in
Hebrews: "To have faith is to be sure of the things we hope
for, to be certain of the things we cannot see ... (Hebrews 11,1 on
page 1351 Good News / Australian Ed.)
Just as I had been reading the word certain, on 5AA which I kept
listening to, their guest Ralph Clarke spoke the word certainly
The gentleman wants to become Lord Mayor of Adelaide later
in the year. May I suggest he answers my letters he had received years
ago. I am still waiting. The subject of my letters was L, which does not
stand for Lark.
God has amazing ways of conveying HIS truths!
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The male voice on 5AA, in the first
sentence above, was quoting the slogan of a UK group of ardent atheists.
These non-believers are so brazen about spreading their no-hope message,
their slogan is pasted all over London's buses. The announcer was suggesting we could introduce them
here: "Christianity has so many rules and regulations to enjoy life
...", the announcer continued his
negative remarks about the faith Australia inherited, the foundation
of any successful society.
No Christian should shy from an
intelligent conversation about their faith. If the voice on Five AA
really meant that you can't enjoy something, only because there are
rules and regulations to follow, he did not display a great deal of
intelligence. He certainly did not have an understanding of what the Christian
life is really like.
for just that purpose, to
liberate those, who thought it was all about following rules and
regulations. The Jews still believe this to this day.
Jesus came to destroy the works of the
devil (1. John, 3, 8).
At the time of editing (Sept. 2,
2010) Israel is holding direct peace talks with Palestine. Let's
pray for hearts to be changed by one law, the law of love, the law
I booted up my computer and emailed the
radio station, Five AA, August 27th 2010, 7.17 AM.
bookmaker's keyword is probabilities. The writing on those London
[550**] buses says: There probably is no God ...
I would bet
2088 Dollars on August 27, better still on August 28, that
there is a God. But bookmakers won't take bets and Christians
don't gamble. When all find out that there really is a God,
who saw everything they did, good or bad, money won't help.
on your show a moment ago: "There are so many
rules about Christianity" shouldn't drive a motor car. There
are too many rules - so he can't enjoy driving?
followers of Christ enjoy their journey. They all
display L and P plates - Love and Peace plates. And they know
they are going to a good place.
from a Bookmaker
far I made 8 books, I just finished the first *draft of
(*I should have written in the PS - the
first draft of chapter 1 of Number 9). The word Hii was unintentional. I
was about to correct it, when I thought - no, leave it - i and L has
meaning, in French. ** The number 550 linked to a red double-decker bus,
whose driver may well have watched me, taking some measurements near the
Don Bradman statue.)
Why the $ 2088 as my bet? Immediately
after the radio voice on Five AA I heard an advertisement for a product,
costing $ 2088.
Most Christians know the message in Romans 8, 28:
things work together for good, to them who love God, to those who are
called according to his purposes."
My thoughts went not only in that
direction. I saw that the next day these digits would make the date.
Considering that in the previous
chapter the number 45 played a role, it may be of interest that 144
x 14.5 = 2088.
Anyone wants to bet that ... Only
Christians in Germany bet - Bet is German for pray!
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This takes me to a recent
encounter with this German word. I had read the name of an American
lady, Beth, who is very popular among Christian women. In an article in the
Christianity Today Newsletter - August 13th, 10, posted
9.36 am.) she was reported speaking to an enthusiastic, female
audience in Springfield ILL. The venue was the largest auditorium in
that city. She drew a bigger crowd than did Elton John, when he gave a
concert at Springfield.
The popular speaker's name is Beth Moore. Being
bi-lingual it took a nano-second to come up with another version of
the 'holy lady's' name - Pray More [oh] left
What do you do with OH, the home state of Dr. Schuller? Oh, I know! You find a Mr. Maxwell of ILL. When he
comes up with an answer you say: "Good thinking 99."
Gradually, as I read the Christianity Today article, I
saw more and more (pardon the pun) veiled references to a chapter I
had written in Book 8. The place was also called Springfield. My story
took place in New Zealand, not Illinois.
(Hey, I just saw this in Illinois -
Lois & i L i N. - now we're in Christchurch, how interesting!)
I saw too many similarities in the online article in
Christianity Today to not be taking action. At the bottom of the online article I posted a few words of
Prayer is the key - not necessarily in terms of
hours on your knees, but intimate relationship with God. Self-talk
becomes a dialog with God, moment by moment, just like young lovers
think of each other constantly, while still doing their daily tasks.
And Oh, look at the name Beth Moore. Being bi-lingual I can create 'Oh
pray more'. Bet means pray
in German. Let's all pray more for our nation.
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10th, the date which we will come to at the end of this chapter, I also
had occasion to email Radio Five AA. A man was reported accused of a rape,
which allegedly had taken place in 1989. He was found out purely on forensic evidence.
I pictured myself in his position. Would he now have to
scratch his head, jot his memory to remember, where exactly he was that
day 21 years ago? He has Buckley's chance to prove his innocence by
providing an alibi.
Can a court really convict a person purely on technical, complex
evidence, produced by so-called experts? How about the current case of a
popular ABC TV presenter in Tasmania. He was charged with possessing child
pornography on his computer. The young man lost his employment as a
result, even before being found guilty in court. How fair is that?
Here is the latest news on the case (ABC News online Aug
Prosecutor Ian Arendt sought
a six week adjournment to finalize statements and provide forensic
images to Muirhead's Melbourne-based lawyer Marita Altman.
Magistrate Sam Mollard said
only a four week adjournment was allowed by law.
Ms Altman has
previously acted for gangland killer Carl Williams.
I am no guru in computer technology. One
thing, however, I was told is possible: If you are connected to broadband, cookies
are being placed onto your hard drive without you knowing. They supposedly
assist in surfing. My thinking mind, however, raises its critical
antenna, asking: If material can be transmitted and stored
into my computer from outside, why not pornographic material?
What would I
say to police, if I received a knock on my door and they were to find
questionable material on my P/C?
*Hey, how timely is this: In the mid-day ABC News
today, it was reported that a Sydney Newspaper alleged that morals
Campaigner and New South Wales MP, Fred Nile, was found to have an
unusually large number of connections to pornographic websites on
his office computer. The gentleman, a reverend before entering
parliament, said that he does not even have a computer and would not
go onto pornographic websites.
Friends, those who stand up for truth and speak
out, are a prime target to have their good character smeared. The
internet is a very useful tool. Sadly, technology alone can not
improve the fabric of an evil heart. Only a godly influence can
change evil hearts.
There is another question all fair-minded citizens should
ask: Which is the greater crime, viewing illegal material online or producing and
publishing it? With all our wonderful technology,
is police not able to trace, who the producers are? Why are these
elements, who enrich themselves by exploiting children and women not prosecuted?
(There is a possible non-answer. Read on for a paragraph
about a broadcast by the ABC's excellent investigation team in Four Corners.)
The above extract of the ABC article on the alleged
porn user, holds a very bad piece of journalism. It makes me think, the
journalist is saying in a veiled fashion: Muirhead must be guilty, look at
(Extract): Ms Altman has
previously acted for gangland killer Carl Williams.
To mention the name of an underworld killer, just because he had
the same lawyer as the ABC presenter charged with possessing porn
material, is gutter journalism at it's worst. It may be the truth, but to
a superficial reader, it will appear as a very subtle,
suggestive link from a possibly innocent man to the worst kind of
criminal. I should not be surprised. They did this to Peter Liddy, only much worse.
I discovered more in the few sentences of the ABC report above - names.
The first 4 letters of the magistrate's name (Mollard) will feature rather
spectacularly, at the end of this chapter The lawyer's name Altman came as
a surprise also. It takes us way back to my Book 1, Chapter 18.
In 6 days it will be 9 years (totally unplanned to be
writing this on editing on 1.9) since my path crossed that of Carol
Altmann on 7.9.01. On the day of the hailstorm, without knowing the lady
at all, I happened
to sit next to Carol during the sentencing of
magistrate Peter Liddy. It led to a brief email exchange.
Back then, I
knew co-incidences happen. So do God-incidences. They have continued
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A strange find, at a significant location, on a
remarkable date: Discarded packaging for Damen Ski-Handschuhe (Lady's skiing-gloves)
A phrase comes to mind -
In fine print under the bar code: Being an expert in Kindergarten mathematics, (Ha, ha) I saw the
price tag 2 x 99 in the product code ode CL 6921
9 and 6 + 2 1s.
This code also was that day's date, June 9th
2010. That day I was delivering 7 whistle-blowing letters to recipients around
Adelaide. I found the above outside the offices of the
South Australian Attorney-General, in Kilburn.
I wished I had been able to speak personally to the
gentleman. As always the reception clerk assures me my letter would be passed on to
the Attorney-General, the highest office holder of law and order in our state.
But as time of inaction by Adelaide's politicians, media,
lawyer etc etc drags on, I am suspecting that there is none, who is genuinely
willing (or able) to act. Perhaps all are playing a game, where
there are no rules, no law enforcement, no justice for victims - only big
egos to maintain.
My latest argument against police and politicians is this: Firstly, are
you not perverting the course of
justice by remaining silent?
I am not sure, if I ought to include journalists. Does the whistleblower's act
include the media? Does a journalist, who receives
explosive information, anonymous or otherwise, from a reasonably
trustworthy source, have an obligation to take the matter further?
Let's remember, Mr. Liddy was pursued after
an anonymous tip-off to a newspaper. They took the matter seriously. Peter
was condemned very quickly, before any trial had begun. Now that
real evidence exists, casting doubt about his guilt nobody is lifting a
But God is. HE placed his right into the bulls-eye,
at a gross miscarriage of injustice!
Secondly, whistleblowers have rights. Here is an
extract of the 1993 Whistleblowers Protection Act, Paragraph 8:
to be informed of outcome of complaint
If an appropriate disclosure of public
interest information is made to a public official, that official must,
wherever practicable and in accordance with the law, notify the
informant of the outcome of any investigation into the matters to which
the disclosure relates.
Surely, the last thing the Attorney-General would want to
be guilty of, is breaking the very law he is administering?
May I ask the Attorney General:
"If nothing is
done in this case, what message is society sending to the next generation of
young people, studying hard toward the career-path they have chosen? Many are looking
to serve society in the legal profession, in law enforcement or to become
What example is the clergy giving, if they don't stand up
for truth and justice?
I had hoped for a more pro-active response. One
politician told me on the telephone: "South Australia has the best legal system in the world."
(That's the problem - lawyers are adamant that legal procedures are
followed. Truth and justice are bonus!)
When at a future time the truth does come out, apart from the condemned
magistrate, a whole generation of aspiring young professional will feel
One famous quote, one which encourages whistleblowers (lovers of
truth) comes to mind. It is attributed to Sir Edmund Burke:
"All it takes for evil to prosper is for good men to do
In the Liddy case I go one thought further: All it
took for evil to do its work, was evil women, and men who did nothing!
During the writing of this chapter, on Mon. 30th August,
the ABC's Four Corner's program broadcast their investigation into
organized crime in Australia. It was an eye-opener to listen to law enforcement agents, a police commissioner, a former assistant
commissioner and the CEO of the Australian Crime Commission* report their
work and limited successes.
(*The gentleman was aptly named - Mr. Lawler.)
However, after watching the program viewers had to
conclude, that these gentlemen all but admitted - the criminals are winning the
war! The major reason given was a lack of resources. (On radio yesterday
one man put it that way - we are chasing criminals on their Harleys riding
It certainly gave me, and many average Australian
viewers, little confidence in our justice system, sorry legal system,
hearing this comment: "Police and the law is losing the war against criminals, and
nothing much can be done about it."
Another comment by an official on the program: "We all should be worried about
organized crime and lobby our politicians do do something about it."
Hooray! Hooray! Somebody's on my side. Maybe, I haven't
wasted all those hours writing letters, knocking on doors and blogging
Maybe, herein lay the answer: In this world evil is stronger
than good, because a great number has turned their back on the ONE who has overcome evil.
If they were to back The WINNER who
gave it all, whose name is above ALL we would see evil defeated in
this world?. That's why millions of
Christians around the world pray every day: ...Your kingdom come!
(I prayed that prayer about two hours ago at a funeral.
A man about my age died of that dreaded curse to mankind - cancer. The
starting time was 11.15 AM. I was reminded of this, when I saw the
shoulder badge of the man standing next to me: Fire Department!)
As is says on the banknotes in the US: In
God* We Trust. It's time add another four words... not
police or politicians!
*A US historian ought to be able to establish,
removing all doubt, that the God referred to here was none other than the
God of Israel, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Sadly, under the
guise of 'Freedom of Religion' the identity of God has been opened
up to discussion. While promoting tolerance, well-meaning but misguided
do-gooders, have watered down the true message: There is only ONE God,
who loves us very much. That's why he is so jealous when HIS people
follow other Gods.
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On 9/6/10 I personally delivered my letters. The original to the
Attorney-General's office, copies to six other people or organisations of influence in Adelaide. I included
I made sure to include a copy of the damning evidence by witness W. (Book 7, Chapter 26) which
had not been allowed in Mr. Liddy's High Court appeal.
The recipients are: Mr.
Eugene McGee, Rick Keegan (ABC TV), Mr.Bevan/Abraham (ABC Radio), Mal Hyde
(Commissioner of Police), the The Advertiser Newspaper
and Criminal Lawyers Michael Wood.
Delivering my whistle-blowing letters took me through
Adelaide's inner city. In Compton Street, I passed a building, where was the the Assemblies of God in
Adelaide had its original home. Today its an
May I give praise to whoever took the commendable decision
to leave the few words, written in stone, on the outside wall: CHRIST DIED
FOR THE UNGODLY. May I suggest all judges, lawyers, journalists and police
take a lunchtime walk down Compton Street and start thinking ...?
One of Adelaide's most senior barristers, Lindy,
did that. Earlier in the year she was featured in an extensive piece of writing in the
Adelaide Advertiser's Weekend Magazine. The last word in the final sentence were words to that effect: 'Lindy thinks'.
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While we're on Lindy - on the day of publishing
(after having written the LLAMA LLOVE / LLUKE LLOVES LLINDA piece the day before)
a spam email arrived in my inbox:
sender was a LINDA ROSE. The text consisted of only two words:
Curiosity made me look into the 'Properties'
There was an unusually long line in the code, which spread right across
my P/C screen:
Did Linda think that would be too hard to decode for
...? OK, it took a few moments, but otherwise, elementary
Add u e (read them with a French
Now insert it, after the only
capital L, found in the last line: Voila: Luke.
The digits at the top are those of
yesterday's date 3821 [30.8.2001 minus the 000]. The rest of that
number will feature in tomorrows chapter: 8149 (plus 7). Don't waste
your time with the rest.
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Let me share what took place on June 10, 2010 twelve days after I had completed and published the final Chapter of Book 8.
Again names, or in this case one dominant name, Michael, played the
The name Michael, in any language, would rate among the most popular
names, besides Peter and John. As always I will tell it, as it was and let
you be the judge.
The day started with the name Michael and before the day was done,
six Michaels had crossed my path, plus an surprising link from that name
to 610, that day's date.
Surnames also played a
role. No, it can't all be a fluke. Life
has meaning, when God is at the center of your thinking.
The date in the US was still 9/6 (June 9) when in the
morning I googled
the term 'Archangel Michael'. I selected a website from the menu,
which took me to the website of a US
academic. He was a scientist, who believed in creation. I liked his profile, his obvious ability to think
intelligently, and still be so 'foolish' as to believe and study the
I read much of his lengthy article about the biblical archangel
Michael. Like many scholars of the bible, HE advocates that this biblical character actually refers to Jesus Christ.
This scientist's name was
Michael B, the second Michael for the day.
At that time, the writer's name had not registered as
something out of the ordinary. I emailed a brief message, how I appreciated his material, and that
we have a few things in common - brass instruments, bike riding and the love of
the outdoors. In a short time I received a return greeting. The marvel of the
About 12 hours later the name
Michael again popped up. My wife and I were sitting in the lounge. She
was reading reading the newspaper, I was writing diary, when she mentioned
a letter to the
editor. She recognized the name of the writer, Michael Bennet. My son has
a good friend with that name, but we both agreed that this person is probably not the same
Forward the clock another few hours. Around 11.45 PM I had
finished working on my driving-school website, when I checked
my emails, before shutting down the P/C. In uncanny timing the same surname
Bennett popped up, Christian name Michael.
The name hit me as I glanced at the signature in an email
from a large Sydney church organization. They were responding to my feedback, I had
emailed some weeks earlier. Michael Bennett was the name of one of their
pastors. Same name as my son's friend, with an extra t. (Another amazing
'extra t' story comes in the next chapter).
In a recent
mail-out by a Mission's organization this came:
as we have opportunity, let us do *good to all people. (Galatians
happened again - within seconds of writing good to all, on ABC 891 Radio, the
guest of Carol and Peter's afternoon program spoke the word allgood!
(2.51 PM 27/8 -the name sounded like Kaylen Smith?)
all should become do-gooders!
The letter to the Advertiser by Michael Bennet,
of Salisbury Park advocated bringing them (courageous soldiers)
ALL home. ...
Aha, I just made a link to a story, which took
place in my Book 1, where I wanted to do good to a poor migrant,
whose wife was sick, and who needed a lift from Salisbury Park to
So far on 6.10 our paths crossed with 4 Michaels: the Archangel Michael,
the creation-scientist Michael
B. in the US, Michael Bennet, the author of above letter to the editor, and
the the Sydney pastor, Michael Bennett, in the email I had received.
The next morning my eyes opened to another two Michaels. Years ago
his family and mine were good friends, visiting each other's homes. When
they for a
short time had moved to Kyneton, Victoria, we paid a visit during one of
our holidays. This Michael, as did the Michael in the US, also played a
brass instrument. That's how we first met. For a short time only, we both played
at the Paradise Community Church.
Hey - another bit of true trivia: Another trumpet player at
Paradise was also Michael. His surname links back to the USA -
Washington. We played together for a number of years.
The Michael I am writing about here has a son, whose name is also
Michael, Michael jr. Their surname is what these lines are leading
toward. I discovered that on one particular page in my bible are 4 drop-letters. These 4 letters
make these two Michael's surname.
In a strange twist, just before commencing this chapter, I opened the
index page of Christianity Today, the magazine's newsletter, from the
USA. Knowing exactly what I would be writing about, the following
heading appeared and surprised me with the surname Moll:
(Posted 25 Aug, 2010)
by an Atheist
Christians gave Albert Camus good reasons not to
believe. He gave me a reason to return to faith.
New King James Version, Page 610:
Note the prophesy in Psalm 129, Verse 3: "The
plowers plowed on my back; they made their furrows long." (A
prophesy about Jesus, a cross-reference to Isaiah 53, Verse 3.
being killed on the cross Jesus was flogged, leaving deep wounds on
his back. Isaiah describes them as stripes, the stripes by which we
are healed ...!"
Did you notice, even the
order of 4 letters is correct!
thoughts, just now writing this, opened to number I550, if we ignore a
The M =
1000 provides the I, the two L = 5
5 - plus the letter O.
later, using Roman numerals: M = 1000 minus
0 = 100 = 50 + 50 = L
Pondering over this in church a few weeks
later, I saw read the letters that came with the dropletters:
ORD / UT / YAN
But rather than occupying our minds with decoding
numbers and letters, let's read those
humbling words by King David in Psalm 131. David expresses his simple
Trust in the Lord.
my heart is not haughty, nor my eyes lofty.
do I concern myself with great matters.
with things too profound for me.
I have calmed and quieted my soul.
weaned child with his mother;
weaned child is my soul within me.
Israel hope in the Lord from this time forth and forever.
David expresses his hunger for God in Psalm 130,
"My soul waits for the Lord, more than those who watch for
the morning -
I say, more than those who watch for the morning."
hungry for more of GOD?
In Verse 7 David tell his people where to find mercy and
Israel, hope in the Lord, for with the Lord there is mercy,
with HIM is abundant redemption."
world's answers are not with politicians, be they green, orange or red. The answer for a world that's lost its way is in God, the God of
Israel, who came to this earth as the man Jesus.