Friday, March 6, 2009

Thankful/ Grateful for Grace.

Tom's Journal.

I well know how easy it is to get side tracked now days with the constant bombardment of the Lefty-Libby 'News Media' and current economic events, terrorism, but also Gov't B.S. [berry sap] that is designed to keep us in a constant state of MIS- information, in the dark, strife and party fighting. I believe that this is manipulated by STD [Satan the devil], that nasty old bum, to keep us off guard, unbalanced and busy worrying/ thinking about everything except our Christian ministry! Satan and his earthly agents/ servants/ helpers do a smashing job tearing our attention AWAY FROM THE NUMBER ONE--MAIN DIRECTIVE AND PRIMARY ORDER. I am victim to his ways and programs too. That is why I think it's important to take small breaks to 'come up for air' every now and then to get and 'recalculate our bearings and compass.' Just like walking in the deep Northern Woods of upper Wisconsin about 80 miles North of Green Bay, in Nicolette National Forest--40 square miles, where many have gotten lost, attacked by bears and died of the elements. But there are many hills that are rich in iron ore that make your compass act 'squirrl-y', and if you have a cloudy day, it may be hard to get your location from the sun so you can find your way out. I used to hunt deer in the '70's and '80's to put meat on the table, and forced myself to be a good 'woodsman' and hunter. And you can also freeze to death so you need to know 'wood lore' and survival techniques--that I knew from Army training. And guess what? --I still got lost a few times, but managed to find my way out. I rely on my compass but also on my brains and past experiences and the wisdom of others. The Northern woodsmen are not call hillbillies [but perhaps- sometimes red necks] but they are a breed apart, 'stump jumpers'.. lol. No many rich people up there, but patriots I am sure, and hard workers or the land. I get along with them just fine, and I believe they get along well with people like Gov. Sarah Palin.

Not to beat a dead horse, but the Bible has plenty to say about concentrating on the Primary, most important reason we are still on earth right now in these 'end times' and what we should be doing. I get side tracked too from time to time, and don't we all have personal emergencies, sudden trials, sickness, injuries jumping up in our faces almost every other day. Frankly, I am just amazed at the speed and constancy of new, disturbing NEWS items popping up all over the world. It's also confounding how our U.S. Congress is so BLIND and stupid to condone all the goofy, ridicules spending and assault on our Rights nd Freedoms that defies all logic!! Go figure: If you and I were in deep debt up to our eye balls-- would we take our credit cards and go on a spending spree?? Hello! And no one is immune from sudden economic disaster except the 'well connected' Dims who have their noses up obama's, but their days are numbered too. But I now see the need to NOT focus so much on stupid politics and that type of negativity [although very hard for me]-- so as to detract from the Kingdom/ Gospel message of salvation today.

After getting our own 'house in order' and cutting back on all spending-- I believe that connecting to a fundamental Bible teaching church is KEY and daily bible study and prayer very important for survival. New wise people I am meeting with lately seem to be more on the ball than I am, and are much aware that America may NOT exist much longer, as ANYTHING could happen. I know-- people will HATE ME FOR THAT KIND OF REASONING, but it's not the first time this has happened to me. Hey! Let's pull out all the stops to analyze our world situation. Most Americans just don't have the accurate info about other countries/ Governments who are collapsing RIGHT NOW, and are cold and starving, ready to revolt and overthrow their Governments. And it is very possible that there could be a sudden war when certain radical countries use their nuclear weapons to make war on Israel and the USA. The 'ONE WORLD--ONE GOV'T' is coming no matter what-- and is very plainly printed in the bible, if you have the Holy Spirit of discernment!

What concerns me most is that when this all happens and Christ Jesus returns to claim His Saints-- "phase one" of the Rapture will be done and over! This could happen at any moment, yet the majority of humans on earth pay no attention to warnings by serious Christian witnesses all over the earth. And it's not about being good or bad/ wicked. It's about being actively involved as a follower of Jesus and participating in this evangelising work commanded by HIM in these 'end times.' Procrastination is a deadly 'in-action'/ enemy/ sin that can and will send many to the wrong place of eternity where people will curse God for all time--when in fact the choice was always theirs but they just chose to put things off or went after the world's lure of fleshly pleasures instead. Praise the Lord for allowing Tom Schuckman to experience 'rock bottom' tragedies to realize that Jesus is my only Lord and Savior, of which I am eternally thankful! Preaching, sharing and witnessing are the primary reason God has allowed me to continue living right now.. after numerous near death experiences and lapses back into sin. Let us NOT take God's gentle mercies and forgiveness for granted, but use the time/ life left to tell as many others about the Gospel as possible until our Rapture or Death.... please.

PHILIPPIANS 3: 8, "More than that, I count all things to be of loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but RUBBISH so that I may gain Christ."

Paul said, in Ephesians 3:8, "To me, the very least of all saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ."

Galatians 4:16, "So have I become your enemy by telling you the truth?"


1 comment:

sober white women said...

When I was a young military wife I had a much older military wife "mind your own business and you will be busy enough". That was the best advice I have ever gotten. It is very true. More people need to clean up the mess under the roof before they start to TRY to clean up someone elses.

I love that picture of you.