Saturday, December 8, 2018

"Our Redemption is Near." --Luke 21: 28.

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Dear Friends and Readers:
    I usually never complain about the hot Summertime,  because the sunshine heals my skin [psoritsis] and makes me happy.  But the harsh Winters make me somewhat depressed, cold and lonely.   Last year I slipped on the ice in my driveway and hurt my back, so that I am extra careful, even though I have 4WD on my big Dodge pick up truck.  Smile.   I am too old to be getting stuck in the snow.  

Humans say that 'this or that isn't fair, or they are still too young and want to have more sex, fun, adventure, and party-hardy forever....Ha!   Sorry folks,  those immature, young folks who never fell down and skinned they knees, never really held down a steady job for longer than a few days, never finished school nor learned ONE skill or trade, make me heave!   OK,  I realize the 'elders' of my time used to tell us the same things, and how hard and bad they had it in their formative, working years, etc.  But I was never ashamed of my long, super hard working life nor my good military accomplishments and Honorable Discharge/ and a hand full of medals.   I still have many close, good friends who still visit with me who know me and my work history, Vietnam, etc.  But I learned too many times --- the "Hard Way" instead of learning from 'other peoples' mistakes.'   Smile.   I was not a 'clumsy guy' -- but a super active guy all my life, until a few years ago when I suffered too many injuries that I am paying for now, 3 months before my 70 years of life on earth.  Although the Father has since spared my life, I still carry the "marks of battle" and many other 'reminders' of past mistakes and falls.  But blessed be the Lord Yahweh and his Son, Jesus Christ, my Lord, and Savior.   And BTW, with all the jammed packed Christmas season non-stop songs on TV and the Radio, seldom do we hear the name of Jesus very much!  What a shame.  

However,  I don't want to sound, down in the dumps, negative,  that my "glass is half empty,"  because I have to say that our Lord has blessed us mightily and we should be happy!!  And we surely KNOW what the future will be if we are smart enough to open that great KJV Bible, especially the last book called Revelation.   I have read and studied that final book MANY TIMES, and I still don't know and understand everything,  but I know a lot, and enough.  Be happy with what you have, dear friends!  
       If we love and try to imitate/follow our Lord and Master, Jesus, we ARE Saved!    hang out with like-- the good, Christian people who express a strong desire for the Bible and try to teach and help other out if you can.  That is why l like and admire the author of the timely email printed here below from Hal Lindsey.  Enjoy and pass on, please.

Warm Regards, and Christian Hugs,
Thomas G Schuckman
Email:  tschuckman@aol.com  







President George Herbert Walker Bush epitomized what Tom Brokaw called, "The Greatest Generation."

That generation weathered the Great Depression, won World War II, then came home to rebuild America and the world.

President Bush reflected that generation's old-world, gentleman's attitude combined with American optimism.

He held an amazing array of titles and jobs, including President of the United States, Vice-President of the United States, Director of the CIA, Envoy to China, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Ambassador to the United Nations, Congressman, and Naval Aviator.

He flew 58 combat missions in World War II and received the Distinguished Flying Cross and three Air Medals.

But in the late 1990s, he put it all into perspective for his grandson, Pierce Bush. He told him, "The titles that I still have are the ones that are most important: Father, Husband, Grandfather, and Friend."

As I have observed the many activities and tributes commemorating the recent passing of President Bush, I've been impressed by the overriding theme of all who have memorialized him: He was a man who cared deeply for those he loved, and even for those he never met. He loved America enormously and wanted desperately to give her his best. And he did. But the greatest impact of his life was made on those around him. Their lives were forever changed and bettered because he unselfishly shared his with them.

What a wonderful goal to have that said about each of us at the end of our lives.

Goodbye, Mr. President. And thank you.

November saw two major earthquakes in the world. One was felt, the other wasn't.

A powerful 7.0 quake struck near Anchorage, Alaska, last week. In the three days following the earthquake, there were more than 1,800 aftershocks. Fortunately, it did not strike the city directly and it was centered more than 25 miles beneath the earth's surface. There was no loss of life, but the images of the damage are breathtaking.

But another, far stranger earthquake also took place in November.

It lasted more than 20 minutes and sent waves around the world. But it only registered on seismographic instruments.

The strange quake erupted at the French island of Mayotte, which lies between Madagascar and Africa. National Geographic reported: "The waves buzzed across Africa, ringing sensors in Zambia, Kenya, and Ethiopia. They traversed vast oceans, humming across Chile, New Zealand, Canada, and even Hawaii nearly 11,000 miles away. These waves didn't just zip by; they rang for more than 20 minutes."

Another odd thing about these waves was that they were all on the same frequency. Most earthquakes emit seismic waves all over the frequency spectrum. This was a one-note orchestra, and the single note was an unusually low one.

Researchers are trying to discover more information about the cause of the quake, considering even a meteor strike or volcanic eruption on the ocean floor.

Whatever the cause, it was another in an increasing string of unique earthquakes that have been striking the planet since 1948.

In Luke 21:11, Jesus spoke of "great earthquakes in various places" in the time leading up to His return. The Greek word translated "great" here simply means "big."

At first, this odd earthquake doesn't seem to qualify as "big." After all, no one felt it. But it registered on sensors across half the world. And for any earthquake, that is big!

If you don't depend on the mainstream media for your news, then you know that more than 10,000 migrants are massed along the United States border with Mexico. They were brought there by the so-called "caravans" that the mainstream media told us, and Jim Acosta told President Trump, were no big deal.

But to the citizens of Tijuana, Mexico, they are a very big deal. Their city has been invaded.

Some of the caravaners have been violent. They have tried to rush the border. They have clashed with Mexican police and U.S. Border Patrol agents. They bring with them a huge array of potentially catastrophic diseases and medical conditions. Hundreds of them are malevolent, convicted criminals.

Contrary to what the Leftist politicians and media will tell you, most Americans see illegal immigration as a problem. The argument is over just how big that problem is.

Let me tell you something. In this era of global terrorism, massive illegal immigration creates an equally massive national security risk. It's difficult to stop a smart and determined terrorist once he or she has entered the country. A key part of our nation's anti-terrorism strategy centers on keeping terrorists out. That's a tough job even with controlled borders. But with meaningless borders, it becomes impossible.

Not only are we fighting the open-borders advocates in academia and the Democrat Party, but now that idea is embodied in a new agreement reached by the United Nations.

It's called "The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration." It is being formally adopted this week in ceremonies in Morocco.

Though the agreement is non-binding on member states, it reflects the borderless future that now dominates the thinking of the world's most powerful and elite.

And it doesn't take a rocket scientist or brain surgeon to see how a border-less, nation-less, sovereign-less world is a perfect set-up for the coming Antichrist.

That's why Jesus said that when we begin to see these things happening -- with growing intensity and frequency -- then we should "look up and lift up [our] heads, because [our] redemption draws near." (Luke 21:28 NKJV)

That moment of relief from the terrors of this world is what we call The Rapture. It's the moment when Jesus calls all of His true followers to join Him in heaven.

And it can happen at any moment now. All of the relevant prophecies have been fulfilled and now we are awaiting the moment when God the Father says to God the Son, "The time of the gentiles has been completed. Go get Your bride!"

Are you ready?

Don't miss The Hal Lindsey Report on TBN, Daystar, CPM Network, various local stations, www.hallindsey.com or www.hischannel.com. Please check your local listings.


God Bless,

Hal Lindsey


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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Serious Information about our Own Gov't Agencies.

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 PatriotFinances.  

24-year old Charles Clarke had $11,000 in physical cash on him when he was traveling through Cincinnati airport.
Clarke didn’t have a bank account; he had been saving money for his entire life, including his disabled mother’s VA pension from her time in the military.
He ordinarily kept the cash at home but was traveling with it because he and his mother were moving apartments.
Local officials at the airport saw the money, and, despite it being perfectly legal to carry physical cash, they thought it was suspicious and confiscated it.
His entire life’s savings was stolen by the government in an instant. And he hadn’t done anything wrong or charged with a crime.
There are countless more stories like Clarke’s.
But it turns out that was all just Phase 1 when Civil Asset Forfeiture was a type of ‘passive’ theft.
Law enforcement agencies would seize funds and assets as a target of opportunity, like Clarke’s money at the airport, or a cop who spots a few thousand dollars in cash at a routine traffic stop.
These are normal stories.
But now we find out that federal agencies, led by the DEA, are now actively stalking Americans to figure out what they can seize.
Like sophisticated thieves who case a jewelry store before robbing it, the DEA has been trolling Americans’ travel records looking for ‘suspicious’ activity.
I’m not talking about past travel. I’m talking about upcoming travel.
Anytime you book a flight, airlines create a code called a PNR, or Passenger Name Record, with all of your travel details and personal information.
And what a surprise– the federal government has gotten its hands on this data.
So now it seems the DEA is combing through PNRs looking for suspicious activity like last minute, one-way tickets.
Because apparently only slimy low-lifes who carry treasure troves of illicitly acquired cash buy last minute one-way tickets.
This is amazing: you’d think that, with the obvious public backlash against Civil Asset Forfeiture over the past two years that the government would tone down the practice.
On the contrary, they’re taking it to the next level.
So now instead of passively waiting to steal from citizens as the opportunities arise, they’re actively casing our travel itineraries looking for potential targets.
This is truly banana republic stuff.
This trend serves as an obvious reminder: when you live in a place with such a corrupt system of justice, does it really make sense to keep 100% of your wealth and life’s savings within their easy reach?
The fact is that any court, police department, or government agency can seize your assets in an instant: your cash, car, bank account, business, and even your home.
And with the data this obvious, it’s simply not worth the risk.
There are so many legal steps you can take to insulate yourself from this growing, ominous trend.
You can move some funds offshore to a safe, stable foreign bank. Or even hold some gold and silver abroad in a non-reportable safety deposit box.
But doing nothing in light of this trend is practically an invitation to get robbed.

To your success,
 
Patriot Finances
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P.S. It doesn’t matter whether you vote Republican or Democrat; your candidate will not be able to change a thing.
What I'm saying is no matter if you vote Republican or Democrat is utterly irrelevant because the Deep State won't let the person elected get anything done.
Think I'm joking?

Friday, November 30, 2018

Pray in ernest for Israel.

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Hi Friends and Readers:
    I took my wife to dine out at lunchtime today after a good nights' rest, also to the Bank, and the store.   We only ate about half of our lunches and took the rest home for later.   I feel that MY diet has radically changed and my stomach is FINALLY started to go down a bit.   I guess that fear of an early death might be some of the reason for my changes, and maybe the recent death of my Mom a few weeks ago.   I am sleeping longer, too.   I was drinking just ONE can of Cherry Coke per day,  but I just started switching ice cold tap water lately, and we have some of the best, pure water where we live in the great Northern Woods of upper Michigan.   I guess that some folks call it "God's Country," U.P. here and for good reason.   
       Many of my friends urge me to buy another house in this area, and that would make it house number 5 for me in my lifetime.   Well,  that might happen in the future... but the KJV Bible tells me that "Something Huge" will happen in the near future that might "upset the entire worldly applecart."   I am sure that before THAT TIME comes, the Father will suddenly intervein and "take up His anointed, chosen ones to a safe place."  And then I won't be fat anymore...LOL.  James 4: 8 says:   Draw nigh [near] to God, and he will draw nigh to you."   And also, James 4:14 says:   Whereas ye [you] know not what shall be on the morrow.   For what is your life?  It is even a Vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanish away."   James 5: 8,  Be ye also patient, stablish your hearts:  for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh."   Friends,  there are only 5-- chapters in the short book of James, the half-brother of Jesus, but they are power-packed!  

I have said plenty of times that my wife and I both watch too much TV, and I sure do get sick of the hypocrites [sp?] at so-called "Christmas time"  And wait for a few days after Christmas to see how many people were shot in the city of Chicago, Ilinois, USA !   So it's a 'season' of love and joy, right?   It's also the season for many suicides, especially of children, because they don't feel that their parents love them enough.   Actually, the kids want some "QUALITY FAMILY TIME" instead of Mom and Dad pissing away all their m0ney at some bar or office party.
       My wife and I do celebrate Christmas,  but in a different manner, and I don't have to wait for a certain date in December to buy her a warm coat, clothes or what ever she wants or needs.   I am generous with her ALL THE TIME, and she even says so!   I was also very generous to my 3 beautiful grandkids and children, too.   But the son, Andy, who LOVED me the most is resting in his grave now, and I believe he will soon be in heaven with the Lord Jesus.   I cannot wait to see and embrace him again.  Andy and I had many meaningful, heart to heart talks before he was killed, as he struggled thru life.  I loved him so much.   He told me that he did have that 'conversation' with the Father and the Son, just a few days before his demise, and I was glad to hear that!   But ultimately, it is the Father and the Son, Jesus, who will either accept or deny our entrance into Heaven.   As I still struggle thru this life on Earth, Heaven is my fondest wish.   I also believe that many combat Veterans and Warriors will greet me there, too.  Amen.


And we NEED to pray for the city of Jerusalem, often, but especially right now!   Satan and all his henchmen, especially all those Muslims want all the Jews dead.   A good place to share some of your income is in "Samaritan's Purse."   Also:  "Bible Tracts, Inc." ---P.O Box 188,  Bloomington, IL  61702-0188... and ask for a sampling of fine, free, Bible Tracts, to share with your neighbors and relatives, if you are brave enough.

Stay Warm and Safe,  Friends.

Sincerely,
Thomas G Schuckman
Email:  tschuckman@aol.com  

---My good son, Andy, dancing with my Rottweiler male.




Israel is in crisis.

Not only has it recently teetered on the brink of another war in Gaza, it is facing a collapse of its government and the need for new elections.

Of course, Israel faces many of the same problems we face in America. Israel's Left controls much of its media, cultural, and academic institutions. Even the upper leadership of the IDF has an insidious lean to the Left that causes it to resist many of the government's efforts to protect Israel's security and sovereignty. Its judiciary and law enforcement is riddled with anti-conservative bias.

So when Avigdor Lieberman, Israel's outspoken and very conservative Minister of Defense, resigned the governing coalition in protest of Israel's current ceasefire with Hamas, it left Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition with only 61 of the 120 Knesset seats.

Netanyahu assumed the Defense portfolio himself, so, for the time being, the governing coalition remains intact. But just barely.

Folks, when I urge you to pray daily for Israel, we need to understand that many of the same forces that are seeking to destroy America's Judeo-Christian heritage are plotting to destroy Israel's spiritual and religious heritage, too.

I believe President Trump is right to declare that America will stay in the Middle East to stand side-by-side with Israel. I don't know whether or not the President understands that by doing so, he is claiming God's blessing on our own nation. But even if that promised Biblical blessing is not his motive, I believe he understands that it's important for the democracies of the world to support and defend the only remaining democracy in the Middle East.

I thank God that we have a President who understands that our Judeo-Christian heritage is the preserving force in this world, and he seems committed to standing with those nations who share it with us.

On the other hand, there is Western Europe.

More specifically, the European Union.

The EU seems determined to undermine, then destroy, every trace of the moral, spiritual, and political principles that allowed its member nations to flourish for so long.

Recently, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that, in Europe, freedom of expression no longer applies to anyone who says anything negative about Mohammed -- even if it's true.

It's like we've stepped into the middle of George Orwell's novel, 1984. It's a case of what Orwell called "doublethink." The ECHR simultaneously holds two contradictory positions.

In the past, the ECHR affirmed that "freedom of expression" doesn't just protect "the information or ideas that are favorably received or regarded as inoffensive or as a matter of indifference, but also those that offend, shock or disturb."

That's the opinion that protects what we call "freedom of speech." Our speech may offend, but as long as it doesn't physically damage anyone, then you have a right to say it. Of course, that means you also face the social consequences of voicing unpopular opinions. But that's your decision to make. The government can't stop you.

But now, the ECHR is saying that those protections don't apply to those who criticize Mohammed or, by extension, Islam.

In 2011, an Austrian woman was convicted by an Austrian court of "denigrating religious symbols of a recognized religious group."

She didn't deface a synagogue with Nazi swastikas. She didn't burn a cross in front of a church. Or burn the church itself. She didn't destroy a statue of Buddha. She didn't throw a pig carcass onto the steps of a mosque.

She spoke the truth.

She SPOKE the truth!

She SPOKE the TRUTH!

Do you get my point?

She SAID something. Something that is true!

At a small seminar of less than 30 people, none of them Muslims, she was talking about Mohammed's documented marriage to a six-year-old girl. She said, "...a 56-year-old and a six-year-old? ... What do we call it, if it is not pedophilia?"

I say, "documented," because one of Islam's holy books, or hadiths, describes it! It says that Mohammed "married Aisha when she was a girl of six years of age, and he consummated that marriage when she was nine years old." (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Vol. 5, Book 58, Number 236)

In a brilliant defense of their religion's founder, many of Mohammed's supporters point out that he didn't actually have sexual relations with his young wife until she was 9 years old.

But is that really a defense? That means it was a 59-year-old and a 9-year-old!

Hello! It's still pedophilia!

Other Mohammed defenders say that we are abhorred by that because societal norms have changed in the last 1,400 years.

That's true. For most people. But not for Muslims who see Mohammed as their example. One to be emulated.

You say it can't happen now? Not in our "modern" world?

Consider this. Earlier this year, a man in Cleveland, Ohio, married a 9-year-old girl. He justified it by citing Mohammed's example.

Two years ago, a prominent Canadian Muslim scholar and imam pronounced that a man of 50 marrying a girl of nine is "legitimate" in Islam.

But back to the ECHR ruling. How did the Austrian authorities learn that this woman had exercised her ECHR-protected "freedom of expression" when she spoke the truth about Mohammed to a room full of non-Muslims?

You guessed it. A magazine reporter was present and had surreptitiously recorded the comments. Muslims didn't file the complaint, a magazine did.

Nonetheless, an Austrian court convicted her of "disparaging religious doctrines." She appealed to the European Court of Human Rights. I'm sure she was confident that she would be exonerated because of the ECHR's previous defense of "freedom of expression."

What she probably didn't count on is how intimated Europeans have become by the Islamic threat within their midst.

This time, the ECHR decided that the Austrian court had "...carefully balanced her right to freedom of expression with the right of others to have their religious feelings protected, and served the legitimate aim of preserving religious peace in Austria."

Did you get that?

No longer is the TRUTH important. No longer is FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION important. What's important to Europeans now is that RELIGIOUS FEELINGS be protected and RELIGIOUS PEACE be preserved.

And this is the important takeaway for Americans: What happens in Europe soon happens in America!

Let me repeat that just to make sure you get it: What happens in Europe soon happens in America.

But it can't happen here, you say.

Don't be too sure.

The recent mid-term general elections just sent the first two Muslim women to Congress. One celebrated by dancing with a Palestinian flag. She claims her strength comes from being Palestinian. Not Palestinian-American. Palestinian.

The other supports anti-Semitism, female genital mutilation, homophobia, and suppression of women's rights. In short, the Islamic/Sharia agenda. And both support the anti-Israel Boycott, Divest, Sanction movement, but lied about it during the campaign.

As I described on this program just a couple of weeks ago, as Islam's influence grows within a society, that society inevitably buckles to the demands of the Muslims and their insistence on Sharia law. And it takes only a shockingly small percentage of the population for the Muslims to exert enormous pressure to meet their demands.

Folks, as a watchman on the wall, I am warning America and the West that we cannot let Islam, with its unbending and repressive political system known as Sharia, exert undue influence on our culture and our society. If we do, we will lose everything -- all of the rights, the privileges, the peace, and the security -- that our founding fathers gave their fortunes and their lives to create for us.

To be fair, we must recognize that some Muslims are "cultural" or nominal Muslims. Just like many "Christians" are Christian in name and heritage only. Other Muslims are more radical or "devout." In fact, they sometimes fight each other within Islam.

As Christians and Americans, we must treat every individual Muslim with respect and care. But we need to understand that their ideas, and many of their beliefs, are radioactive. Islam is at odds with any governing constitution other than Sharia.

I think Judith Bergman from The Gatestone Institute sounded the warning that is cogent for America and the West. She wrote, "The real message the ECHR sent, as it succumbed to fears of 'disturbing the religious peace,' is that if threats work, keep threatening!"

Jesus said that in the last days before His return, we would be hated in all the world because of His name. That means that those of us who follow Jesus Christ will be hated and persecuted and prosecuted because the world hates Him. Not us, but Him. So if we believe in Jesus and stay true to Jesus, then we know that hard, dangerous times are coming for us.

So when it becomes illegal to speak the truth about a false religion, and illegal to speak the truth about a true religion, then you know that those hard, dangerous times are here.

Get as close to God as you can get.

And get ready!

Don't miss The Hal Lindsey Report on TBN, Daystar, CPM Network, various local stations, www.hallindsey.com or www.hischannel.com. Please check your local listings.


God Bless,

Hal Lindsey


mail: HLMM, P.O. Box 470470, Tulsa, OK 74147
email: comments@hallindsey.com