Chapter 4 Written / Published 27.6./30.6.16 Pics by author, unless indicated
|Within 36 hours of publishing
this chapter Australians are voting in a general election. Since voting
is compulsory, I felt to inform readers on a core issue, same sex
marriage. The issue goes beyond relationships - the very foundation of
our society is under attack. Our children need role models. We must
teach them right from wrong!
We take a short trip into the Adelaide Hills, observe things during church meetings and even take an excursion on an Austrian Lake, albeit only via postcards.
At the end read a stirring account of the worst policeman in Australia, who got away with murder for 30 years. Sad, but true! Can God forgive such an unkind man?
4. Kind ER / LE surprise.
"I heed the call and give my all. The rest is in HIS hands."
This poetic sentence from my previous chapter appears to have resonated well. Usually, soon after publishing another chapter in my unusual, religious numbers journey, my sensitive mind perceives things. Since these are never in the form of direct feedback, verbally or on facebook, which I don't bother with, IT shows in more subtle ways:
I sent a brief comment to the ABC. In the PS I mentioned one of those incidents, which happens regularly* - a word spoken on TV, the same second I was writing it into my diary.
(*It happened again on 16.6.16, read on).
A most remarkable 'feedback', perfectly timed a day after 31.5, also came via the ABC. An interviewer on Radio National had the comedian and writer Adam Spencer as his guest. Spencer's books delve deep into the world of numbers. (A man after my own heart, perhaps?)
Not only was the timing of this gentlemen's interview (possibly a repeat) remarkable, his numbers were too. Right at the beginning of the broadcast he told about the time he moved into a new place. The address was No.155. On the first meeting with his new neighbours he could not contain himself, telling them what an interesting place they live in - at No. 153 ! (Please don't ask why, I can't recall; our 'why' comes later in this chapter).
The most striking link to the chapter I had just published came in the form of a front page headline in the newspaper. I perceived it to refer directly to the first sentence in this chapter: "...the rest is in His hands".
IN THE LORD'S HANDS, Adelaide Advertiser 1.6.16 - Front page.
Nobody knows their time on earth. You don't know what will happen tomorrow. This is why in my writing I often add the words 'God willing' when referring to a future undertaking. This thought comes straight from the bible: "Instead you ought to say - If the Lord wills, we shall do this and that." (James 4,15).
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On 3.6.16 the Lord willed me to drive into the Adelaide Hills early that morning. A Channel 9 Television crew was presenting their breakfast show from the historic 'German' town of Hahndorf. At 2.22 AM that morning, after waking to go to the toilet, a thought came. It all made perfect sense suddenly.
The middle of the night brainwave centered around 369, that day's date, 3rd June, and the TV channel number. When planning a five-day road trip, I wondered, what place would organizers choose to go to and why on that day?
The day before (on June 2) it had been the Hunter Valley, the area around Newcastle, New South Wales. Watching that broadcast I had taken note of an advertisement for an accommodation package-deal at $ 120 per night.
That night, suddenly, the number 120 and the name of the place, Hunter Valley connected. It took my mind back some years, to Newcastle and the amazing incident where No. 963 had taken center stage. In my Book 6 in Chapter 22 readers will find a picture, right at the end, of car registration plate VNT 963 (New South Wales).
At the time, back in South Australia, my mother-in-law Agnes also drove a vehicle with registration plate VNT 963 (SA- registered). It was a 120 Y. That's why!
TV's Today-Show presenter Karl, in Hahndorf 3.6.2016
"Don't stop the music, there's more!"
I'm not sure, if this is what the Lederhosen-dancer was saying, but there was more, more car registration plates! En route to Hahndorf, on the Southern Expressway, a vehicle drove just ahead of me, about the same speed. Why is this vehicle, a white Sedan, constantly staying in the right hand lane, I thought? As former driving instructor I knew the law - only stay in the right-hand lane for overtaking!
The registration number of this vehicle indicated it was from New South Wales. The first two letters (in my code) were see, ... 63 KS. I immediately decoded 63 as that day's date, but never gave KS another thought, until driving home.
Driving back from Hahndorf, for my voluntary work with the German Seniors group, I had the distinct feeling that I was meant to be in Hahndorf that morning.
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The familiar phenomena of writing a word into my diary, while it is spoken on TV, happened again on 16.6.16, the day the tragic murder of British MP Jo Cox shocked the world. That morning I started a new diary. My daily observations fill one up every 2-3 months. The very first word I wrote into that new notebook was 'overnight'. Just then a reporter on the ABC TV spoke the word 'overnight'.
Very early that morning I picked up another peculiarity, while listening to the radio. A female BBC reporter was reading their 6 PM (London time) news bulletin. My sensitive mind picked up a slight, barely noticeable correction, something I thought was out of place for a newsreader at the highest level of her profession. She started saying PRIS.., before correcting herself - JAIL.
My interpretation: IS PR - YES L 1 (won or is ONE).
To a creative mind the simple letter I can be many things, from pointing to yourself to the number 1 to the word ONE; written in italic font it can become a forward slash /. In the English language the little word 'one' has lots of meanings - number one, a close relationship (we are one) or even a name for God Almighty.
Three days after, on 19.6.16 my paths crossed with the word, where it describes God as ONE. It came in the evening, during a meeting my wife and I attended in the Salvo's Congress Hall in Pirie Street. Adelaide
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Salvo Historical Society Meeting - 20.5.16
One, obviously, the unplanned letters on the right. Two, the lyrics of the song on the screen. After scanning the picture for this chapter I noticed that the lyrics on the screen included the word kind three times!
Three, the day before commencing this chapter, the word kind was a key-word in church (read on).
Four, during the same church service two days before this chapter, the strange phenomena - the microphone cable hanging from the ceiling, covering certain letters, happened again. Take a look how I remember viewing the letter Y (in bold) from where I sat that morning:
Coming back to that nice word kind; together with its opposite unkind, it featured in the children's segment, during this church service two days ago:
Why am I going into all this detail? Those who know German may already have guessed. In German the word kind is a noun. It means child.
During the month of June 2016 I was taken back to my childhood, over 5 decades ago in southwestern Germany. The Class of 1966 celebrated their 50th anniversary of graduating. Unfortunately, unlike 2012 and 2015, this time I could not be there physically.
However, in the lead up to the event I remembered a collection of picture postcards. Many of them had been given to me by various of my class mates. Why not offer to reunite the decade old postcards, some over a century old, with members of that family?
In the process of sorting the cards I discovered a few things, not the least code ER LE. Long time readers of my books may remember Book 8, when the name Sohn (son) had magically crystallized, as well as the letters ER LE from the names Fischer and Fischle.
It so happens that there are two other class mates, the only other two, who also have surnames, one ending in ER, the other in LE - Roecker / Roeckle.
Sorting the postcards over recent weeks I noted that both, Roecker and Roeckle, had cards in my collection. By pure co-incidence (read God-incident) not only are they names similar, their cards in my collection were also similar:
Take a look at the almost identical cards - same lake, same boat, same hotel, same stamp on the back. Both date back to the 1960s:
Two things, numbers things, surrounding above class reunion struck me as amazing.
God sometimes rocks the world with weather!
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Watching Channel Seven's breakfast program one morning, the weather presenter did his gig from Adelaide. (More gig than weather). He briefly interviewed an artist at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, who gave an on the spot 15 second performance. The man impersonated former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, raving on about legalizing gay marriage, blah, blah... (As if the great lady would have agreed to any such nonsense).
On another occasion the same TV show promoted gay marriage in a very subtle way. At the time it was the sports presenter, who, after a news segment on the subject, casually started his sports report with two words: "... can't wait" (for gay marriage to come to Australia). Was it appropriate for a sports presenter to give his personal views, very subtly brain-washing viewers on national TV?
Since Australia could very likely be holding a national referendum on gay marriage soon, is it not of vital importance that reporters stick to reporting? Debating and discussing, yes!, But the way the media is forcing the acceptance of gay marriage ("Can't wait...!") onto us, goes far beyond a fair and rational debate on the issue.
Here is my email to Sunrise, Channel Seven, dated 17th June:
weather presenter in Adelaide this morning interviewed “Margaret
Thatcher”. Very clever, very funny. But please, should even the
weather report now be a platform for promoting gay marriage? Aren’t
there enough rainbows everywhere – even in the yard of a Primary
School near us!
The original rainbow is a biblical symbol – God promised never to
destroy the world in another flood. But that does not mean, HE will not
call all one day to give account of their lives, and hand out whatever
reward each one deserves.
PPS How about promoting marriage to young (normal) couples, who just co-habit? They need the commitment of marriage too.
Below, a picture of the school yard in question.
There must be thousands of clubs, charities, children's programs, which have the rainbow colours as their symbol. None of them owns it. But to claim the rainbow as symbol for a movement, whose lifestyle is by nature childless, adds insult to injury!
In my previous books I have written much on the subject of same-sex marriage. Since in a few days Australia is holding a Federal Election, in which the issue is playing a vital role, Australians, who legally must vote, should cast an informed vote!
I agree, what two consenting adults do in private is none of my business. God is the judge. However, facts about life remain facts, biology dictates it:
Back to numbers - No. 1613, Adelaide, Northern suburbs
(Back to politics)
Since Australian law dictates that eligible citizens must vote, it is only right that all sections of the community are informed politically. The Labor Party, if coming to power in the upcoming election, has promised to make gay marriage legal within 100 days in office. (On the news, hours after this paragraph, a reporter said: "If elected, Labor has promised to make legalized gay marriage their first bill in the new Parliament!)
The Liberal Party, under its new leader Mr. Turnbull, has shifted away from their traditional, conservative base. The gentleman personally is in favour of gay marriage, as are some of his Liberal colleagues. He wants to put the issue to the Australian people, if re-elected.
In my opinion, unless there is an honest discussion and unbiased media reporting of both sides of the argument, a national referendum is a wasted 160 Million Dollars. And what if MPs still don't vote for (or against) it, after a plebiscite? It comes back to the question of strong leadership, or give in to the mob that shouts: Crucify, crucify ...!
A vote for the Green Party in Australia is one for saving trees, change the climate and change marriage laws. This ought to be common knowledge among Greens voters. Many, however, who vote for the emerging NXT (Nick Xenophon team) may not know that he also supports gay marriage. In 2013 during a men's gathering I asked him personally. His answer disappointed me.
While compulsory voting exists in Australia, democracy will only work if voters cast their ballot intelligently, after listening to all sides of the argument. These must be presented on an equal playing field; not 22 media segments in favour and 2 or 0 against!
Apathy is another democracy killer. People voting for Mr. Hawk, because their football team is the Hawks*, or voting for Ms. Cadbury because they like chocolate, ruins an election, especially when the contestants run neck and neck.
My vote will go to a party and candidate, who stands on biblical principles. There are a handful of Christian-based political parties in Australia. If their leaders were to pray - Your will be done - the first thing they would aim for is to unite as one! They would become a much greater force to truly influence our country for good!
There is Good News: A survey of 3000 voters, conducted by Melbourne's Herald Sun Newspaper, published on 20.6.16, asked among others the Question: Should same-sex marriage be legalised? The result was a clear NO - 64 - 36 YES.
Also note how few of the surveyed support teaching primary school children about transgender awareness - the Safe Schools program! Only 14 % in favour!
There is a silent majority against SSM. Sadly, they have become the silenced majority! Does it surprise that Labor's Mr. Shorten suddenly did a back flip? On the day of writing this, June 29 - three days before the election - he argued against a plebiscite, which in 2013 he supported. What has changed, Sir?
Above figures, obviously, don't agree with him and what's more - a leader is one to take the lead, not follow whichever the wind blows, whatever gains votes!
Ultimately, thank God its not politicians, who are in control. It's God's son Jesus, on whose shoulders all Government rests.
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During the month of June 2016 Australians were both shocked and relieved, when the story of a crooked cop was shown on television. Is there anything worse than police, who join criminals in their evil pursuits to make themselves rich?
I took a special interest in the case for two reasons. Firstly, my bad experiences with the system in the matter of former magistrate Peter Liddy. Secondly, the name of the corrupt police officer (Roger Caleb Rogerson) and that of his latest victim - Jamie Gao.
Whilst the TV special report of Rogerson's early crimes were mostly interviews (no CCTV in 1981) the final murderous act of Rogerson and his accomplice was shown clearly on camera:
Rogerson and his co-murderer were seen dragging a large object, covered in blue tarpaulin, and loading it onto a boat. It was the body of Gao, which only hours later was floating in the sea near Sydney.
The cold blooded murderers must have been so confident, they failed to considered that their crime would be filmed. All of Australia could see it. In 2016, after 30 years of literally getting away with murder, the former cop, now 75 years old, finally was convicted. He may never come out of jail.
The audacity and ruthlessness of Rogerson's crimes were hard to believe. He had lured another drug dealer into an ambush in order to rob and kill him, which he did. He then shoved a gun into the dead man's hand to make it look like he (the hero policeman) had shot the criminal in self defense, as part of his day's work. To add insult to injury, Rogerson received bravery awards for this and other crimes!
The dead criminal's partner blew the whistle. She insisted her man did not have a gun on him, only money to bribe Rogerson. She very publicly pointed the finger at the bent cop in a 60 Minutes interview. Still, cunning fox Rogerson talked his way out of it. Why believe a prostitute, rather than a policeman? He now hungered for revenge. The lady was found dead. Her body fished out of a lake in a Sydney park.
A fellow police officer, Michael Drury, unwittingly became entangled in the mess, after Rogerson passed on an offer by a drug dealer - $ 25 000, if he changed a statement in the prosecution case. The honest family man, father of pre-school children, refused to play the dirty game. But now he knew what Rogerson was up to. He now was a marked man. Rogerson conspired to have his colleague shot dead.
A hired killer ambushed the honest policemen at his home and shot him through the kitchen window, right in front of his family. He nearly died, but survived to continue fighting for the truth, which only now, after 30 years is winning out. (One version, I heard it on Richard Fiedler's ABC Radio show, is that the hired killer failed to do it, and Rogerson himself fired the shots at his colleague.)
One really must ask the question - How was all this possible? Corruption among police must have been so wide spread, it became a way of life, in this case a way of death.
With this frame of mind, after watching the second investigation on television, I could not contain myself, but email to the two TV stations, which broadcast the case:
Roger.son and G.ao, dated 21.6.16.
over a decade ago I have blown the whistle on a questionable criminal
case in Adelaide. I asked, if it’s possible that crooked police
conspired with criminals to put an innocent, senior magistrate behind
bars for 25 years. No one believed that police could be this corrupt.
the Rogerson case not prove that even long-serving police can become
corrupt? Not only did R’son conspire to murder, he got away with it
for over 30 years. Thank God for honest people, like detective Michael
Drury, or even a prostitute, who bravely stood up against the evil in
person. Where are the fearless, investigative journalists to expose evil
here in SA? Will it also take 30 years?
It raises the question: Can such a bad person receive God's forgiveness?
The answer is yes!
But it is far easier to type a few words into a keyboard than to feel sympathy for such a bad man! Imagine, you would be one of his victims, like his colleague, who nearly died because of this bad man?
It takes supernatural power, an understanding of God's love, which is beyond all measure.
In church the story of King David will continue, I assume. Here is a man, who committed adultery, who tried to cover it up, who conspired to have a man killed. Yet, how incredible, God forgave him, after he confessed and truly repented.
It's difficult to fully understand, but there is hope for all. All have sinned. All can be forgiven, even the worst of sinners.