|Chapter 7 Written / Published 19.1. / 27.1.15 Pics by author, unless indicated|
Please note: Chapters 6 & 7 were written during a very eventful week and are not in chronological order. Both involve a lot of sport. As I had written many years ago, God loves sports, but even more, HE loves the players and riders participating.
On Australia Day 2015 I learned what the letters AC mean, when awarded as an honour. Three days earlier I had discovered just these letters in an unexpected place. All works together in mysterious ways. WHO can understand IT?
"The Lord has established HIS throne in heaven and HIS kingdom rules over ALL. (Psalm 103, 19).
When putting the final touches onto the previous Chapter 6, giving it the title 9C More, I had no idea that within an hour of publishing it, the numbers 6 and 9 would cross my path that same evening. They came as key verse in Our Daily Bread Bible reading for Jan. 26:
It may well be that the year 2015 will again be filled with stories and matching numbers, or numbers to write stories about. It started when the new year was only a few hours old.
Having retired to bed well before midnight on December 31, the very first number greeting me on 1115 (Jan.1st 15) was 3.16. I had woken to answer the call of nature. A thought came, as natural as .... "My next chapter will be Book 13, Chapter 6.
Still on the first day of the new year, in a completely different place, the number 77777 greeted me. I seldom drive our Hyundai i30. If I'm not cycling to places I take our Suzuki (228). On 1 January, however, I drove grandma home, after our lunch together. During the brief drive the odometer clicked over from 77776 to show five 7s. I had to stop and take a picture:
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After long hours of writing I rewarded myself with a break. I took time out to go to the finish line and watch Stage 3 of the annual Tour Down Under cycle race. Organisers and riders, as every year, were putting on a great show. Readers may recall that I had written that in the past two years I had been to six stages of this popular event, and each time a German rider had won. Could it happen again?
One of the favourites to win the 2015 Race is champion cyclist Cadel Evans. On the banner of my homepage, above the word WONDER, you can find Cadel's signature. He scribbled it on the sleeve of my LOOK shirt a few years ago during an Adelaide visit.
This day, Jan. 22nd 15, however, I decided to wear my BMC shirt, the same as Cadel, who carries jersey Number 1. It did not take long to load my Giant into my Suzuki (in Para Hills) and drive within an easy riding distance to the finish line in Paracombe.
The weather could not have been better, 27 deg. C, bright sunshine, light winds. As I arrived near the event, the crowd was in anticipation of an exiting finish. I could hear over the loudspeaker that the leading rider was only 13 kilometers away. It would take another fifteen minutes for the race to finish. While waiting and taking photos I suddenly was gob smacked by those digits 1 and 7:
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The next morning , Friday 23rd, was the day of the funeral, mentioned in the previous chapter. Early in the morning I was sorting through my phone / camera to decide, which photos to include in my writing. As I looked at the picture of the mural in Clare, shown in the previous chapter, I noted that the name next door was called AC Podiatry. A few hours later the letters AC became names, both starting with CA....
One Mr. Ca... is shown above. The other scored two brilliant goals that same day during the Asia Cup play off. None other than Mr. Cahill showed his ca, sorry class that night to advance the socceroos into the quarter finals with this 2:0 win.
A panellist on TV, before kick-off, predicted that Australia would win by 2 goals to Nil. I had not written very much to any media. But that morning I wanted to tell someone about my spooky number 7 / 1 experience the day before. Right at the end, I remembered the letters AC, so I attached an enlarged section of the Clare photo to the email:
On the morning of the funeral, mentioned earlier, the name of the 50 year-old person struck me as soon as my wife and I entered the large auditorium. Not that I did not think of or know the spelling of the person on the screen, but when I looked at his surname it immediately triggered a strange sensation with in me.
The beginning and ending of his surname is M___ella. His Christian name ends in CA and starts with LU.
But it does not end there. The difference between this man's name and the name of the M __ ella in the previous chapter are the three letters ERC. In my code HE see.
Why HE is making me see all these things is a mystery. To say to a husband, father, son and brother that their loved one is now in a better place may give a little consolation. But Luca loved his Lord sincerely. The bible says: "To live is Christ and to die is gain.". (Phil. 1,21).
Many of our why-questions may not be answered on this side of eternity.
(Moving the calendar back to early January 15).
The day after New Years Day (on 2.1.15) the maximum temperature in Adelaide reached a sweltering 44.1 deg.C. (111.4 F). Together with the low humidity it created a situation, where authorities raised the fire danger level to catastrophic, declaring total fire bans across the state.
How a huge fire started that Friday is unclear, but fire investigators pointed to an incinerator at a property at Sampson Flat. If some twisted mind really decided it was a good time to burn some rubbish, or if the fire started through broken glass or other causes, is yet to be established.
Whatever it was, the huge blaze which began that day kept expanding and took hundreds of fire fighters six days to bring under control. When they finally succeeded, it was only with the help of rain that had started to fall over the fire zone. It became known as the Sampson Flat fire.
Job trusted his God deeply, despite not understanding, why God allowed him to lose not only material possessions, but all of his children and servants. His faith was not theoretical, but for real. When calamity strikes the depth of our trust in God is revealed and tested. Job passed the test That's why he could exclaim in response to his great loss:
Reading about Mr. Demchenko I could not help asking: Did the newspaper reporter chose this front page headline deliberately? Did he know this verse and write: "God giveth and then takes away" for another reason? Perhaps it was because Mr. Demchenko's loss came on 2.1...?
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Among many of my earlier books, Book 8 describes my struggle for truth and justice here in Adelaide. In chapter 11 I wrote about a very influential journalist, who did not even give me five minutes of his time to listen to what I had found out, but was not reported in his newspaper.
In a fair and free Australia, something our nation celebrates every year on January 26th, the pillars of democracy are newspapers and journalists. Unless they inform the public truthfully and with transparency democracy will not work. My research had found that often only half the truth, or downright fabrications are printed for whatever reason.
The reporter's name was Nigel Hunt. The word HUNT was printed on the front page of the Adelaide Advertiser (on Jan. 19th), the newspaper he was working for all those years ago. I had not taken much notice of this until the very next day, when the word HUNT was again in fat, black letters on the same paper, front page. I sensed something.
Adelaide Advertiser (Front Page) headlines 2015:
The words BLACK and GOLD without the letters L made sense (not that God needs our backing...)
OVERSEAS EGG HUNT were more of a challenge to decode. After some thinking, a message came. I am reluctant to disclose it fully, because it involves the name of a Mister HUNT, (not that of the journalist mentioned earlier).
That evening I made brief contact with that person, via his online-feedback form. The person must have received my query, which was of a trivial nature, because within minutes I received an automated reply.
The next day I was curious about what the front page headline in the newspaper was. Surely, they would not print HUNT again! They did - but this time it was on the back page: Here it is in white and black:
Advertiser back page, Jan. 20th, 2015.
So what is it, what thoughts are behind these newspaper headlines? Is my mind going on a witch-hunt, if you pardon the pun? Am I seeing things that are not there? Often I think, who decides what is going to be front page news tomorrow? Who writes the posters to sell newspapers, which can be seen outside venues, where newspapers are sold? (An example is shown in the previous chapter).
These are questions I can not answer right here. One thing I know, however: The current editor of the Adelaide Advertiser is Mr. Sam Weir. After an absence of five years in Perth, Mr. Weir in 2012 returned to the newspaper he had joined in 1996. Readers may recall that Mr. Weir was the journalist covering the trials of Peter Liddy.
The now-editor was responsible for writing: "The witness was flown in from interstate to testify against Peter Liddy..." nothing else was disclosed as to who this person was. But I had studied the transcript of the trial and had information, which should have been made public to the people of Adelaide.
Mr. Weir had been correct in that the witness was brought in from interstate, but failed to mention that he was the key witness, who was released from a prison cell in Darwin and that the man had a criminal record 8-pages long. That man, while free for a short time to appear in the Liddy case, extended his criminal record, stealing and crashing an expensive motor car.
I reminded Mr. Weir and informed my readers of these facts in Bk 8, Ch. 13. To this day the people of Adelaide don't know this truth, unless they read and believe my findings.
This was neither the time nor place to debate this matter. However, later I was thinking: Why then do we have a Minister for Justice, an Attorney-General and who is responsible for ensuring the judiciary is not corrupt?
Just as newspapers often hide behind a smokescreen ("...we can't disclose details for legal reasons" ...bulldust) many individuals from many different professions, who I have blown the whistle to, must have a reason for remaining silent. What is that reason, I wonder?
Speaking out against corruption in high places is not a vote winner, neither is it conducive to earning an honouree award on Australia Day. Has a whistleblower ever received an AT (All Truth) award on Australia Day?
We need fewer AC Companions, but more AC Champions, who fearlessly stand up for transparency, truth and justice! (Mr. Champion MP would agree...?)
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Changing to a lighter subject, the US breakfast TV show Today is broadcast in Australia via our TV Channel 72. In mid January 15 the team was adopting a guide dog and viewers were asked to name the cute little Labrador puppy.
But instead of letting viewers choose any name to suggest, only four names were given to select from, all starting with W. This sounded a strange way of naming the puppy? And why the letter W*, why not any other letter in the alphabet?
WES WILLIAM WRANGLER WALDO.
In Australia it was already Friday 16.1, when I heard that Wrangler had won. I sent the following message via their online form, telling them of my suggestion, after I had decoded the above:
To arrive at ARIE did not take much thinking. I used the second letters from each of the four names and arranged them to Arie. Those letters also hold the option - I ARE, as in I AM. It's not grammatically correct, but would make sense, considering the second option - MR L.
How I arrived at MR. L, is a little more complex, but not hard. Those who know the code only need the last letter of each W...name: They are M, R, S and O. If SO becomes 50 it leads to L, MR L.
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Writing this chapter I was considering - should I include the things, written in my diary for Sunday 11.1? It was Monday 26.1, Australia Day. Still undecided, I took a short break from sitting in front of the computer screen. I mounted my Giant and wrote five kilometers to Carisbrook Park, where Australia Day celebrations were in progress.
Every year at this event I meet people. It was no different in 2015. I found our local councillor, a lady I knew well from Neighbourhood Watch, standing by the display of Military vehicles.
The date (11.1 in 2015) was a mile stone in our church fellowship. The husband / wife team, who had served our church at Ingle Farm for seven years, were leaving. Their last Sunday with us was an emotional time for them, as well as their congregation. If what I observed, the use of the number 1 during that service, was deliberate, or who else had noticed it, I do not know.
The theme was: The man who put God first - John the Baptist. We sang 'Seek ye first the kingdom of God', and the scripture reading started at Matthew 11, 1.
Even the scripture used for the children's story, Jeremiah 29, 11 represented 1111, if we put 2 and 9 together.
The theme of the children's story was seeing - seeing the big picture. This reminded me of the days after I had stopped working full time. With time on my hands I had created my first website driving-school.com.au. To promote it I produced and emailed a regular newsletter to other road safety bodies and driving schools. It was called The Big Picture.
At the church service on 11.1 opportunity was given for anyone to say a few words. (Everyone has a story to tell...) Nothing prepared, I was a little reluctant to speak, but did it anyway. Later my wife told me, after questioning her, that she did not really understand all of what I tried to say.
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If my wife did not understand what I had tried to say in church on 11.1, others may not have either. Therefore, I will recall and explain what I said. It made perfect sense to me:
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The Gospel, the Good News is a gift to all mankind. The gift is Jesus, given to ... (insert your name). Receive HIM, unpack HIM and give thanks to God for HIM.
HIS desire is that...