Thursday, April 2, 2009

New News

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I just erased a lot of hard work in text,so I will start over again.

Sharon is doing a bit better today, but very slowly. I talked with Dr. Martin, her cardiologist today while seeing her. That's the short and long of it-- and I had a nice long visit with her being more receptive and alert today. I have to always stay positive or else she will start crying. She misses me a lot and is uncomfortable, but not in too much pain today, Praise the Lord. I know how to entertain her and build her up-- I am her clown. I would think that she is out of the woods, still in CCU, but it taking a longer time to get her strength back, and I think the staff and docs know what they are doing. They got all kinds of tricks in their bag. One thing that concerns me is that every time I see her-- the staff wants to change her bed cloths and sanitary garments and clean off her backside... and it's kind of questionable why they "wait" until I get there... But when something peeps off a warning, they come in very fast to hook up what ever got unhooked or went haywire.

Wayne came over to my house this morning and brought tons of fresh fruit and 'force fed' me. What a great guy and friend! He gave me a short simple book called: "Simply Jesus" ~ Joseph M. Stowell, that I already started reading today, and I have the feeling that it will provide the exact info that is missing in my quest lately -- reasons why I don't believe I was experiencing complete Joy, etc. Sometimes things of God are so simple that they turn the "highly educated smart" one off/ away, and that's scriptural. [See: Pharisees-- 101] God hides the understanding from the so-called "wise guys..." The crowds usually split-- but the apostles hung around to get the real meaning of Jesus' words. I will get back to my wife latter, but I am bursting with news/ recent learning and new info that has changed my focus concerning the good things about Christ. We all get blue and discouraged perhaps-- but we should not lose our joy and love in Christ, as I am learning now. I had/ have a serious problem that my friend is helping me over come now. Honestly, I feel better already, but there is a "system" or "discipline" that we have to follow! Wayne said, 'I am no longer a soldier of Vietnam-- but a soldier of Christ.' I HAVE TO MAKE THAT TRANSITION, or fail. I kind of knew that in the back of my mind for the past 10 years-- but I needed someone with smarts and guts to kick me into action. Real men do just that-- come over and help a person when he is down and out. Wayne is a real man, but don't worry, I will not put him on a pedestal. However, I can't even remember when another brother did what he did for me today, and maybe I been drinking from the 'wrong well' to too long. Well, I have been praying hard,with all honesty of heart for God to help me now in my moments of weakness-- and I figure this is His answer/ help. Sometimes I think God waits until we can't hardly breathe anymore before He turns on the 'Oxygen.'


Per Wayne and many smart, wise people including qualified guests on WVCY Christian radio, 107.7FM, Milwaukee, we are well on our way to Socialism in the USA, and we can fight until we die or they kill us who support and defend the U.S. Constitution / Freedom but they WILL win in the short run. Jesus Christ will win in the long run, and forever, and that is where I am putting all my silver and my life energies and talent right now. People whom we think we trust have sold us out and the whole world is half way there already including the UN. I don't like it-- God doesn't like it, and human beings will NOT BE ABLE TO STOP IT!! Proverbs 3:5--again.
Our only hope now and forever is with Jesus Christ. It boils down to: Do you believe that the Bible is true, and do you believe in the promises of Jesus! See... this will surely separate the men from the boys! To that end I am throwing in everything I have toward reading the bible more, studying and MEMORIZING more scripture and getting closer to Jesus, every single day. That is the simplified version of it-- which will indeed stumble many, dump me for being totally crazy-- so that I expect many to avoid me like the plague, call me a traitor, but I will explain more latter. I will fight to keep my Constitutional Rights and Liberties as long as I can! This also means that the 'New World Order-- One World Gov't' and One World Religion-- and the Anti-Christ will war against God Almighty too! Of course they can't touch nor harm God-- but they will attack His followers and servants. That act will certainly make Him ANGRY, Big Time! People who think they can wait until the very last minute or straddle the fence or choose 2 masters-- will miss the boat. God already knows our hearts and sees our action, who we voted for, trusted HUMANS instead of HIM. But maybe humans just love to play Russian Roulette/ gamble. I am NOT a gambler... sorry. Jesus is a sure thing, and I know this from the Word and His promises.

As I have posted so many times, this must all come to pass and is readily available for all humans who chose to read it in the Bible [which is written so that mere children in the 4-5th grade of school can understand] but FEW will do just that. Too, the Holy Spirit is also needed to help the reader digest the scriptures. He will help you for free if you have an honest, pure heart. The way to slay dragons and demons who try to scare and intimidate us is to get super close to Jesus, and so just how do we do that?? Going to A church may not do the trick. Going to a fundamental, bible preaching church should get you on the way-- but every person is accountable to do the "road work", hands on training HIMSELF !! Sitting in a Gym watching others will not put on the muscles. Standing in a commercial garage won't make you a car or a mechanic. Somewhere along the line [and most likely soon] God's mercy and time line will melt away. He has all the motive, right, power and authority to move on the world right now! True Christians are dying for Jesus every single day in this world of Satan! Don't worry-- America is next, I promise you. Ponder on this.

Now.... friends and readers, all the civil movements, save the whales, all the good charities, fights for right and liberty the way the Founding Fathers meant it is GOOD! But Jesus has to be number ONE in our lives-- and then everything else will fall into place. Even as my personal great sorrow and pity for Sharon hurts me so much right now-- Jesus will take care of everything now matter WHAT comes down the pike. I wish I would have held to this before-- I am only human, I bleed red blood and I shed real tears. Real men do these things. Real men love Jesus Christ as their Lord and personal Savior.

PS: The CCU- RN called me up a couple of hours ago to tell me that they tried again to take my wife off the ventilator, but she could not breathe on her own-- too weak. They will try again tomorrow. Serious stuff-- Important.
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He will not leave us in the fire one moment too long…. What a blessing that is…


Malachi 3:3 says: "He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver."


This verse puzzled some women in a Bible study and they
wondered what this statement meant about the character and
nature of God.


One of the women offered to find out the process of
refining silver and get back to the group at their next
Bible Study.

That week, the woman called a silversmith and made an
appointment to watch him at work. She didn't mention
anything about the reason for her interest beyond her
curiosity about the process of refining Silver.

As she watched the silversmith, he held a piece of silver
over the fire and let it heat up. He explained that in
refining silver, one needed to hold the silver in the middle
of the fire where the flames were hottest as to burn away
all the impurities.

The woman thought about God holding us in such a hot spot;
then she thought again about the verse that says: "He
sits as a refiner and purifier of silver." She asked
the silversmith if it was true that he had to sit there in
front of the fire the whole time the silver was being
refined.

The man answered that yes, he not only had to sit there
holding the silver, but he had to keep his eyes on the
silver the entire time it was in the fire. If the silver was
left a moment too long in the flames, it would be
destroyed.

The woman was silent for a moment. Then she asked the
silversmith, "How do you know when the silver is fully
refined?"

He smiled at her and answered, "Oh, that's easy
-- when I see my image in it."


NOTE: ******** If today you are feeling the heat of the fire ,
remember that God has his eye on you and will keep watching
you until He sees His image in you.



Tom

3 comments:

madcobug said...

I am glad that your wife is some better. Still sending up prayers for the two of you. For her to soon be well and for your strength to hold out. Helen

RIVER Organization Christian Church said...

Another great post, Soldier. I'm glad you are getting some good news. I'm still praying about the last part and hope Sharon starts showing more improvements.

You are doing all of the right things by putting your full faith in Jesus.

I think we all wonder, Gunner, why we didn't catch on to God's message sooner. But maybe unless we experience the troubles we have without Him we can't appreaciate what we have with Him. And then, we can better teach others because we have experiences both sides. It may be God's way to make us better disciples.

I loved the silver story that was fantastic. Perfect.

Later,Buddy.

MrGreed said...

Tom why do you dislike black people? Why do you use racial slurrs? Your friends at church would be surprised.