The article which Gina shared concerning Ariel Sharon's condition was published on July 26, 2006. It just so happens that July 26, 2010 is the day it was "re-published" on the Doves. Ariel Sharon is still alive - though we can't say "and well." It is extraordinary that it has been more than 4 years since his stroke and he remains in a coma.An article today (July 26, 2010) in IsraelNationalNews.com stated: "Ariel Sharon still receives a car and driver from the government: "Why does a bedridden patient require a driver? This is a hot potato issue that no one is touching." Curious, isn't it?In January 2010 an article stated: "Raanan Gissin, a close friend and former spokesman, said Sharon is not connected to a respirator but sometimes needs an oxygen mask at night. "There is still no change physiologically. His body functions but he has still not regained consciousness."In October, 2009, there was an article stating: "While not brain-dead, the 81 year old exists in a persistent vegetative state. He generally breathes on his own, but must be fed by a tube. He cannot speak, walk, or think. Probably."In March 2009, another article appeared that was discussing whether or not the Sheba Hospital outside of Tel Aviv, where Sharon was moved to, should continue his treatment there: "The hospital confirmed that Sharon receives care that is unlike what an ordinary citizen would receive but cites Sharon’s “stature and decades-long contribution to the State of Israel.” It said “a constant dialogue is being maintained with the family and the medical team treating him, in order to consider the option of continuing the medical and nursing treatment of Mr. Sharon in a non-hospital environment.” News1 said, however, that Sharon’s family has rejected these suggestions and that wealthy donors who have contributed to the hospital “have been enlisted” in order to “gently” convince the people in charge that the hospital would do better to allow Sharon to stay. The report hints that the donors linked between their continued support of the hospital and a decision to allow Sharon to remain there."
There's a reason why Ariel Sharon remains alive....and only God truly knows what it is. But it may be that Sharon could be our (those who are watching and will 'know') "Methuselah" ("when he dies it shall be sent") - meaning, as did Methuselah's death," that after Ariel Sharon's death, "a great judgment will be sent upon the world." And just as Methuselah's death was 7 days before the Flood came, so might Sharon's death indicate a connection to the Resurrection/Rapture. How so?
"The 17th century midrashic Sefer haYashar ("Book of Jasher"), describes Methuselah with his grandson Noah attempting to persuade the people of the earth to return to godliness. All other very long-lived people died, and Methuselah was the only one of this class left. (My comment: Keep in mind that Noah was the first person never to know Adam. All others before Noah were taught and could "know" about God directly from Adam. Noah did not believe by sight - he had to believe by FAITH.) God planned to bring the flood after all the men who walked in the ways of the Lord had died (besides Noah's nuclear family). Methuselah lived until the ark was built, but died before the flood, since God had promised he would not be killed with the unrighteous."
Perhaps it will be that after the announcement of Ariel Sharon's death, we living believers will not die but be raptured (so as to not be "killed with the unrighteous" in the coming "Flood of Judgment.") I expect to see an announcement of his death in JANUARY 2011. I won't be at all surprised to see it announced on January 19, 2011.
Shalom, Sherry Vance