A Whirlwind named IDA
| thu, november 5, 2009 |
Ida is the 11th
storm to reach tropical depression status of the Atlantic Hurricane Season and the 9th storm
to receive a name.
E.W. Bullinger says this about
the following numbers
- + 11
- If ten is the number which marks the perfection of Divine order, then eleven is an addition to it, subversive of and undoing
that order. If twelve is the number which marks the perfection of Divine government, then eleven falls short of it. So that
whether we regard it as being 10 + 1, or 12 - 1, it is the number which marks, disorder, disorganization, imperfection,
and disintegration. (more)
- + 9 - It is the last of the
digits, and thus marks the end; and is significant of the conclusion of a matter. It is
akin to the number six, six being the sum of its factors (3x3=9, and 3+3=6), and is thus significant of the end of man, and
the summation of all man's works. Nine is, therefore, THE NUMBER OF FINALITY OR JUDGMENT (more)
from Running From Babylon, sent me an email this morning listing some interesting facts about the name Ida.
Usage: English, German, Scandinavian, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Hungarian, Slovene
Pronounced: IE-də (English),
EE-dah (German, Dutch) [key]
from the Germanic element id meaning "work, labour". This name was brought to England by the Normans, though it
eventually died out there in the Middle Ages. It was strongly revived in the 19th century, in part due to the heroine in Alfred
Lord Tennyson's poem 'The Princess' (1847), which was later adapted into the play 'Princess Ida' (1884) by Gilbert and Sullivan.
Though the etymology is unrelated,
this is the name of a mountain on the island of Crete where, according to Greek myth, the god Zeus was born.
BTW, the Greeks called Zeus - Zeus (son of Cronus, later
associated with TIME, both in the grim reaper sense and as in the Father of Time), the Romans called him Jupiter (son of Saturn,
the holiday celebrated Dec 19 in which Saturn was UNBOUND), the Israelites called him Baal (son of Dagon).
I was told at the beginning of the Atlantic Hurricane Season to
keep my eye on Ida. Why? I am still not sure, but coming from a sister in Christ it could be the Holy Spirit was planting
Let us continue to keep our eyes on
this storm while keeping our spiritual eyes and ears on the Holy Spirit for further direction. Though in this hour, these
things should not be overlooked and tossed aside. I still haven't let my guard down for a late surprise.
The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power,
and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust
of his feet. Nahum 1:3
This isn't the first time "Ida" has
been in the news this year. Ida made an appearance May 20th, claiming to be the "missing link" between humans
and "our" ancient ancestors.
Here is the google tribute picture for that day: