Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Frustrating Day in Waukesha, WI.

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What a nasty nerve wracking day today! Why is it that companies, shops, people love to unload/ sell their products [like my power scooter and truck lift] with all kinds of contracts, promises and work/ guarantee agreements but don't want to fix a problem in a timely manner?? First they jerk me around for 3 weeks and stall/ promise to fix the problem, and then call me 3 days in a row to cancel every day and ask if I can make it another time. And when we finally held their feet to the fire today-- they were in a less than cordial, grumpy mood because they had to fulfill their obligation! You can bet the next month's mortgage that I won't be dealing with them after this. It was very hard to even get their attention when we walked in the door at the precise time this morning and we were the only ones there! Well, I am talking about: Miller Mobility, in Waukesha, WI. Ph. 262-594-4900. MILLERMOBILITYPRODUCTS.COM, and the sarcastic owner with the attitude is Mike Miller, I believe. They put on a great act in selling their power chairs, DME, and scooters, but actually performing manual labor [work] is a dirty word to them, IMHO. What a bunch of losers... LOL! IMHO, obama is fostering such slacker attitudes in America-- like "you don't have to worry about going to work-- the 'Nanny State' will take care of you." Even some of the Dims are getting excited these days about obama's broken promises. And I bet things will get much worse in the next 6 months to a year. Who wants to make a bet?

All my life's teachings tell me to prepare for goofy, slack jawed mentality, mind set like this when things will fail and our skilled trades and technical people will disappear when we need them most. Insead of repairing something-- they want us to throw it away and buy a new product. Garbage in-- Garbage out... 'Made in China.'

The article below has really piqued my interest on one of my fav. subjects about the Rapture, and what we might expect. Perhaps the jury is still out on exactly when this great event will happen-- but it WILL happen. For Christians, we know that we WILL suffer for Christ's sake, either little or much. But I figure that this is just another way to truly separate the men from the boys-- the REAL followers of Jesus Christ-- from the fakers and hypocrites. The apostles and early Christians REJOICED when they suffered for their Lord and Master! Hey... I don't know how we will smile when we're getting beat and whipped... lol, but if they starve me, I might feel better when I lose the weight... Ha! When I get down to 200 pounds I will be happy and fit. Woo Woo! In the mean time, I don't want to brag or thump my chest at how I used to be a power lifter and a tough solder. God does not like the proud ones. Now I am a disabled, pained, crippled old man, and my wife is the same.

Reading and re-reading the Bible, Gospel accounts, book of Acts, Romans will help us to maintain the correct mindset, in my opinion.

So now because the "skilled tech worker", a dark gentleman named, Kevin, who bragged that he can handle ANYTHING and multi-task, who claimed to fix my charging problem, forgot to hook something back up correctly, so when I got home and put the special scooter charger on it-- it would not charge, as there are two special white and red lights that are supposed to go on when it's charging. So now they want me to travel back 40 miles in the morning at 0900 so they can fix up their mess up! But Sharon could have used my help to see her doctor tomorrow morning at the same time! I will try to be on my best behavior tomorrow, but I insist on watching them to find out what they missed the first time. Seems like the worker spent just as much time on his cell phone today then he worked on my scooter, as I watched him in silence. What a bummer to put up with such prideful but slack, incompetent goof balls, and listen to their boastful Bull Jack. I joked with the staff at Miller Mobility today that I intend to buy a 2nd Golden Avenger to that when it breaks down [and they ALL DO], I will have a back up scooter [and my wife has enjoyed the use of it too when hers power chair was/ is broke] because the "hired help there is so slack and lackadaisical/ incompetent." I was just about to call up Channel TMY 4- Milwaukee TV to report the poor workmanship when my wife called Miller and they told us to bring it back in the morning. Another shot day that I could have enjoyed and done something constructive. Oh well...

Tom

PS: We found out that it was a FUSE that was blown, and replaced it the next day-- so now the scooter does charge correctly. Murphy's Law...

Rapture Timing

Posted: 04 Aug 2009 12:30 PM PDT

By Dr. David R. ReaganDoes the Rapture mark the beginning of the Tribulation?No, the Bible does not state anywhere that the Tribulation begins with the Rapture. I believe the Rapture could occur months or even years before the Tribulation begins, although it is likely to occur near the beginning because the Tribulation is the time of the pouring out of God's wrath, and 1 Thessalonians 1:10 says

6 comments:

garnett109 said...

With an attitudelike that, they probably are going out of business

Barnabas41 said...

Book’s Sequel Cites Explicit Evidence Why Christians Will Suffer Great Tribulation

The sequel to a book written by a former Los Angeles-based radio and television talk show host, which challenged the doctrine of a Pre-Tribulation Rapture to Heaven, is now available to the public. Published by Author House, Why Christians Will Suffer Great Tribulation is the sequel to The End Times Passover, written by Joe Ortiz.

“No Christian wants to imagine he or she will be persecuted, but it will happen” stated Ortiz, who spent over 20 years researching and writing his books. Ortiz stated he provides unequivocal biblical evidence that challenges the belief system that Christians will escape to Heaven while unbelievers will be Left Behind to experience Armageddon.

“Unfortunately, a large majority of evangelicals do not believe they will go through any tribulation, believing instead that God will provide them an escape through what they call the Rapture.”

Ortiz said he realizes his is a minority point of view and that most Christians believe in the books written by authors who promote the Left Behind doctrine (such as John Hagee, Tim LaHaye, Hal Lindsey, et al); but he’s willing to debate those authors who promote a Premillennial, Dispensational doctrines to determine what is myth or what is true fact.

Ortiz said he wrote the books because he is concerned for those who believe in a Pre-Tribulation escape to Heaven. He said his books not only provide Bible evidence to support his contentions, and clearly explain why they will be persecuted.

“I feel it’s my duty to reach out to my fellow Christians and alert them to be prepared for the eventuality of great tribulation.”

The author is a former award-winning radio/television talk show host and newspaper columnist. A 23 year veteran broadcaster, Joe Ortiz has the distinction of being the first Mexican American to conduct a general topics talk show on an English-language commercial radio station. He began his broadcasting career at KABC-AM in Los Angeles in 1971. He is retired but writes for local and national periodical and hosts three blogs.
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EDITORS: For review copies or interview requests, contact: Author House Promotional Services Department (When requesting a review copy, please provide a street address.)
Tel: 888-728-8467 Fax: 812-961-3133 Email: pressreleases@authorhouse.com

Barnabas41 said...

Book’s Sequel Cites Explicit Evidence Why Christians Will Suffer Great Tribulation

The sequel to a book written by a former Los Angeles-based radio and television talk show host, which challenged the doctrine of a Pre-Tribulation Rapture to Heaven, is now available to the public. Published by Author House, Why Christians Will Suffer Great Tribulation is the sequel to The End Times Passover, written by Joe Ortiz.

“No Christian wants to imagine he or she will be persecuted, but it will happen” stated Ortiz, who spent over 20 years researching and writing his books. Ortiz stated he provides unequivocal biblical evidence that challenges the belief system that Christians will escape to Heaven while unbelievers will be Left Behind to experience Armageddon.

“Unfortunately, a large majority of evangelicals do not believe they will go through any tribulation, believing instead that God will provide them an escape through what they call the Rapture.”

Ortiz said he realizes his is a minority point of view and that most Christians believe in the books written by authors who promote the Left Behind doctrine (such as John Hagee, Tim LaHaye, Hal Lindsey, et al); but he’s willing to debate those authors who promote a Premillennial, Dispensational doctrines to determine what is myth or what is true fact.

Ortiz said he wrote the books because he is concerned for those who believe in a Pre-Tribulation escape to Heaven. He said his books not only provide Bible evidence to support his contentions, but clearly explain why they will be persecuted.

“I feel it’s my duty to reach out to my fellow Christians and alert them to be prepared for the eventuality of great tribulation.”

The author is a former award-winning radio/television talk show host and newspaper columnist. A 23 year veteran broadcaster, Joe Ortiz has the distinction of being the first Mexican American to conduct a general topics talk show on an English-language commercial radio station. He began his broadcasting career at KABC-AM in Los Angeles in 1971. He is retired but writes for local and national periodical and hosts three blogs.
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EDITORS: For review copies or interview requests, contact: Author House Promotional Services Department (When requesting a review copy, please provide a street address.)
Tel: 888-728-8467 Fax: 812-961-3133 Email: pressreleases@authorhouse.com

Author's web site:
http://sites.google.com/site/theendtimespassover/main-page

Lisa said...

Sorry to hear you had so many problems with your scooter and the deplorable service. I don't think companies believe in customer service anymore and it builds frustration!!!!

Heli gunner Tom said...

From Carolyn in FL: Sorry Tom- what a major pain! I just read this a minute ago, and BOY is it ever incredible how things back in the OT times are as much the same today!

For behold, the Lord GOD of hosts is going to remove from Jerusalem and Judah both supply and support, the whole supply of bread and the whole supply of water; The mighty man and the warrior, The judge and the prophet, The diviner and the elder, The captain of fifty and the honorable man, The counselor and the expert artisan, and the skillful enchanter. And I will make mere lads their princes, and capricious children will rule over them, and the people will be oppressed, each one by another, and each one by his neighbor; the youth will storm against the elder and the inferior against the honorable. (Isaiah 3:1-5)

Aint that the way is it! Oh, come Lord Jesus! God Bless you Tom and Sharon. Hope all goes better tomorrow for you both.

Carolyn


“Jesus does not say, ‘Come to me, all you who have learned how to concentrate in prayer, whose minds no longer wander, and I will give you rest.’ No, Jesus opens his arms to his needy children and says, ‘Come to me, all who are weary and heaven-laden, and I will give you rest.’

The criteria for coming to Jesus is messiness. Come overwhelmed with life. Come with your wandering mind. Come messy.”

—Paul Miller, A Praying Life

Heli gunner Tom said...

From my dear friend, Carolyn: It really doesn't matter who says what- the most important thing is what the Bible says and shows us. The scriptures have enough passages and supporting passages to show that Jesus will gather His own before the time of "Jacob's Trouble". He gives us signs to watch for His return, Paul talks about the twinkling of the eye, and most important, the scriptures talk about how the antichrist will not come into power until the Lord's spirit has withdrawn.. Now, since the Holy Spirit is ever present, the verse is understood that once True believers are removed- then the antichrist will come.
As you say though Tom, and your Pastor, we really won't know until everything comes to pass. As for me, I look forward so much to the promise that My Lord will come for His own before He executes His Holy justice! He rescued Noah, Lot and Rahab and more- He will rescue His own when the time comes. Of this I am certain.
Just because we believe in a rapture before the trib, doesn;t mean we think we will not suffer while we wait for Him. One look at the VOM and OPEN DOORS sights tell us there are suffering brothers and sisters now, and always have been- we may still suffer greatly in the west before He comes. God Bless Tom!

Carolyn