Saturday, May 2, 2009

New things learned.

Tom's Journal.

Rick Warren:

I have a friend named Bob Gibson, who is an Australian Vietnam Veteran, about my age, who sends me news and email from Oz, 'the land down under.' He mailed a chart/ graph to me that pointed out his Gov't is shafting their older pensioners/ people, but increasing money and benefits to "new immigrants" too! In other words, the people who worked all their lives are supporting the "newly arrived poor people." Let us all wake up to the fact that the "One World Gov't" thing is all over the place and powerful kingpins are pulling the strings. Some, many of my friends continue to fight for our God given liberties and freedoms, as is their right, and I continue to write letters to my Gov't Reps, Congressmen too.
But my MAIN focus remains fighting for my Lord Jesus Christ.

I am seeing and learning 'new' things in the Bible that have new meaning for me in 2009! Matthew 24, the whole chapter is important. Verse 6 says, "You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars, See that you are not frightened, for those things MUST take place, but that is not yet the end." That tells me there is not anything that I [we] can do to prevent these wars, etc., even if I [we] vote for someone whom I [we] THINK is right for the job. And, I am not to be afraid! Since these things are 'fore ordained by God' we must just sit tight and continue praising Him and doing His will. Even if there is a nuclear exchange-- it will not destroy all the earth and mankind. God promises to take care of that punishment during and after the Trib. Next, Matt. 24:9-10, Jesus says, "Then they will deliver you [Christians] up to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of my name. At that time many will fall away and will BETRAY one another and hate one another." Well, personally, I have seen this happen more in the past 10-20 years in other countries especially, but just beginning now in the USA as new stupid 'hate laws' are pushed and passed. Respected preachers have said that perhaps 70% or more of church goers are not really 'Saved' and will not make it. Sad. But I am not to worry about that or them too much, but concentrate on myself and my family-- if they listen. I can pretty much I.D. a biblical Christian quick enough, although sometimes I am fooled. I have been back stabbed, hurt and misled more than a few times in my life by false Christians, but I will still offer my friendship to those of like biblical faith. We must continue to pray, preach and share the gospel to ALL people until God says no, or the Rapture comes. Matt. 24: 11, "Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many." NASB. I could name a few... lol, but only those who are well steeped in serious Bible study will be able to compare and sort out those who truly speak the pure language of God's Word-- and those who just 'tickle the ears' of those in church! Also, the Lord knows HIS sheep, and they know Him. Again, 'by their fruits you will know them.' If people and leaders side with unclean, murderous, practices like abortion, euthanasia and sodomy, it's pretty apparent whose side they are on. No human has the cure to earth's woes and problems-- only God does. Pick your side NOW!

I keep finding out that more people are reading my Journal, although I will never know how many. Because of my disabilities, this has become the major way that I share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, although I always carry pocket bibles and Gospel tracts, info. What could be more important?? Tomorrow, Sharon will come with me to church, and she will use my own power scooter! I will give my walking cane a good workout, and rest easy in the after noon. The Holy Spirit will get me thru church with no sweat. I have been looking forward to this for a long time!

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garnett109 said...

Just my own opinion Tom , I don't think Sharon is ready to venture out , she went through one hell of an operation and needs her rest.

Chris Geiser said...

Rest is good

Heli gunner Tom said...

Hi Tom,

I bet church was great, you and Sharon being there together, listening to the Lord.

Sorry I haven't written back much, or gotten to read your blog much. John just got out of the hospital -- a two week stint, about a week ago, and we're going back tomorrow for three days. They shouldn't keep him at Hershey this time though. Last time wasn't preplanned, he was rushed by ambulance... Long story, I'm going to blog about it when I can...

Anyway, I loved this email of yours. You said so many true things. Yes, we ARE becoming more ONE world govt, and yes, you can't always tell your friends, or who is a serious Christian. There are times when I really thought I could trust others, and they had me fooled. I guess Judas most likely had the other disciples fooled, did he not? Scary. So we must pray for wisdom and discernment. And just always be ready to answer, whether our time comes through being drug before a government on this earth, or by dying in our sleep, and speaking to the Lord. Either way, we will be okay if we are ready to meet Him. So we must be ready to answer, and must treat our fellow brothers and sisters in the Lord right ourselves, as well as treat everyone well -- we never know when someone may find the Lord through us, right? :)

Okay, so I have to run, I have to go to my parent's hou se to help them w something, then come back home and finish packing to leave in the morning -- we're going back to John's hospital and bone marrow transplant center. Will be gone till friday night or saturday morning.

Oh, about your blog -- yes, isn't it amazing, yet humbling, to be used by the Lord? We are most blessed when he uses us. Keep it up! Of course I don't have to tell you that, you are most faithful.

Okay, must run and God bless,

krissy knox :)