Wednesday, December 17, 2008

2009 -- What can the Righteous Do?

Old Soldier Tom's Journal.

2009: What Can The Righteous Do?

Posted: 16 Dec 2008 04:02 PM CST

By Jan Markell Another year is ending. How is this possible? This message is both an e-alert and also a sincere thank you for those of you who have supported Olive Tree Ministries both prayerfully and financially in 2008. I hope we have helped you understand the times, contend for the faith, and become better watchmen on the wall. I realize that contending is costly. Those of you who have stood

Gulf war syndrome finally recognized as a 'real' disease

Dear Friend,

It's a little late for Veteran's Day, but I wanted to pass on this bit of good news for some of the soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines that served in the first Gulf War back in 1991: a recently released congressionally mandated report has concluded – finally – that Gulf War Syndrome (GWS) is a legitimate medical condition.

As many as 175,000 veterans of the Gulf War reported suffering from this GWS, a hard- to-pin-down ailment that's been associated with a wide range of maladies, from neurological issues, to birth defects, brain cancer, and even multiple sclerosis.

Because of the various and indeterminate source of these issues, many veterans had difficulty getting treatment for their issues, and their claims of illness were called into question by doctors and insurance companies. The new study is the first to rule that GWS is a real disorder.

The Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses determined that the ailment derives from exposure to chemical toxins during the war. The exact source of these toxins, however, is still in question. Possible causes include the anti-nerve gas drugs administered to troops, smoke from oil well fires started by Saddam Hussein's retreating troops, and exposure to destroyed stocks of Sarin nerve gas.

This news is a belated "welcome home" to the brave men and women who served in that conflict, and will hopefully redress the wrongs and shortcomings these vets received from the government and the healthcare system after their return.


I am God's child (John 1:12)
I am Christ's friend (John 15:15 )
I am united with the Lord (1 Cor. 6:17)
I am bought with a price (1 Cor 6:19-20)
I am a saint (set apart for God). (Eph. 1:1)
I am a personal witness of Christ. (Acts 1:8)
I am the salt & light of the earth (Matt 5:13-14)
I am a member of the body of Christ (1 Cor 12:27)
I am free forever from condemnation ( Rom. 8: 1-2)
I am a citizen of Heaven. I am significant (Phil 3:20)
I am free from any charge against me (Rom. 8:31 -34)
I am a minister of reconciliation for God (2 Cor 5:17-21)
I have access to God through the Holy Spirit (Eph. 2:18)
I am seated with Christ in the heavenly realms (Eph. 2:6)
I cannot be separated from the love of God (Rom 8:35-39)
I am established, anointed, sealed by God (2 Cor 1:21-22 )
I am assured all things work together for good (Rom. 8:28 )
I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit (John 15:16 )
I may approach God with freedom and confidence (Eph. 3: 12 )
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Phil. 4:13)
I am the branch of the true vine, a channel of His life (John 15: 1-5)
I am God's temple (1 Cor. 3: 16).
I am complete in Christ (Col. 2: 10)
I am hidden with Christ in God (Col. 3:3).. I have been justified (Romans 5:1)
I am God's co-worker (1 Cor. 3:9; 2 Cor 6:1). I am God's workmanship (Eph. 2:10)
I am confident that the good works God has begun in me will be perfected. (Phil. 1: 5)
I have been redeemed and forgiven ( Col 1:14). I have been adopted as God's child (E
ph 1:5)I belong to God
Do you know
Who you are?

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'The LORD bless you and keep you;
The LORD make His face shine upon you
And be gracious to you;
The LORD turn His face toward you
And give you peace...
Numbers 6:24-26
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