The Last WWI Veteran - a woman (Mrs Methuselah?)
In a letter on 8 February, Paul Wilson provided a link to a news article about the death of Florence Green, the last surviving World War I veteran (a woman). I wanted to reply to this as there are some poignant aspects to her life and death. It is interesting that the last person at Jesus’ grave was a woman. John 20:10 “Then the disciples went back to their own homes”. In verse 11 we read “But Mary remained standing outside the tomb sobbing.” The following facts are noteworthy - more reminders that the Rapture is drawing near..
Passing of the WWI Veteran Generation
Florence Green died aged 110 years - just two weeks before her 111th birthday. One of the things she said was “I would work every hour God sent”. She was only identified as a surviving war veteran in 2008, when a researcher of gerontology found her service record, listed under her maiden name, Patterson.
She became the last surviving person to have seen active service in WWI following the death of British-born sailor Claude Choules in Australia in 2011 - also aged 110 years.
Last surviving soldier of trenches of WWI - Henry John (Harry) Patch - died in July 2009 at age of 111 years. Frank Buckles - last United States veteran of WWI - died in February 2011 aged 110 years. Last Canadian survivor of WWI died in February 2010 aged 109 years. In a letter in October 2011 I wrote about the importance of Remembrance/Veterans’’ Day on 11 November 2011 (link below).
The Age of Veterans and Psalm 110
The information above points us to 110 years, and thus to Psalm 110. We may have seen this Psalm as relating to the year 2010. However, this Psalm may be an overview of events that will shortly take place - in the years that we are living in. I have copied Psalm 110 (Amplified below). Verse 1 speaks of sitting at God’s right hand - until I make Your adversaries Your footstool. There has already been a partial fulfilment of verse 5 – in the Arab ‘spring’ some leaders have been shattered/deposed.
Psalm 110 1THE LORD (God) says to my Lord (the Messiah), Sit at My right hand, until I make Your adversaries Your footstool. 2The Lord will send forth from Zion the sceptre of Your strength; rule, then, in the midst of Your foes. 3Your people will offer themselves willingly in the day of Your power, in the beauty of holiness and in holy array out of the womb of the morning; to You [will spring forth] Your young men, who are as the dew.
4The Lord has sworn and will not revoke or change it: You are a priest forever, after the manner and order of Melchizedek. 5The Lord at Your right hand will shatter kings in the day of His indignation. 6He will execute judgment [in overwhelming punishment] upon the nations; He will fill the valleys with the dead bodies, He will crush the [chief] heads over lands many and far extended.
7He will drink of the brook by the way; therefore will He lift up His head [triumphantly].