Tuesday, February 3, 2009

'Old Soldiers Never Die....'

Tom's Journal.

I finally had enough abuse and lies from the Milwaukee VA Pharmacy today after they jerked me around as I politely asked about the timely delivery of my monthly pain medications. I should not have to hold their hand every stinking month, and then get verbally abused, hung up on, passed around in their 'good old boys' SOP goose chase, lied to, etc ! Already having the correct legal document from my Congressman Paul Ryan [WI], who was on TV a few nights ago in D.C. [opposing Obama's PORK spending], that gives him permission to access my med. records, etc, so that he can now proceed to take action, I wrote him a good letter explaining my complaints with the VA Pharmacy.

A couple of weeks ago while meeting with my PCP, Nurse Practitioner [ a caring nice lady who supports me and cares for me well] , with my wife present [as a witness], she confided in me that many other Veterans have complained to her about the same abusive, rough shod treatment from the lax, disorganized VA Pharmacy in Milwaukee, and I can only assume other places in the U.S. What the heck-- we are only disabled combat Vets... ! I can also assume that the VA will be plenty pissed off at me for bringing their dereliction to the public eye and perhaps making life hard for me, or trying to take away/ steal my benefits. Unfortunately, many Vets are afraid to do what I just did today for the same very reason. They don't want to be stuck under a bridge in a Milwaukee Winter-- and I personally know a few guys that had that distinct experience! Except for the VVA, we are not so well connected as the TAX-CHEATERS in Congress... lol. Some of our ranks include professionals, but I figure most of us are hard working, tax paying, middle class workers who are retired about now, like me.

BTW, I really have to watch what I post these days after having my posts censored and the main text gutted by Blogspot/ Blogger. So... if I disappear off the face of the earth, or suddenly quit posting, I want you to remember THIS post, and know why. I was merely cutting and pasting a few Christian articles from a few authors that I respect and found interesting, if not a bit controversial. But I must have stepped on somebody's toes... lol. Now that Mr. O in in the O office, I believe that we Americans can expect many Freedoms to 'fade away..' Just my opinion.

Friends, I hope I don't sound like 'Chicken Little' or an alarmist [but better that I look foolish than NOT sound the warning for all our souls..], but as a very serious student of the Bible for the past 30 years-- I can't help but match up all the Old and New Testament prophecies with the bullet fast series of events that have happened in the last 4 months! And the reality of possible war in one or more of MANY troubled spots like anytime,anyday, Mexico-- busting apart with drug cartels [see Glenn Beck], 'Concentration camps' being built in the USA, and the threat of another gun-banning bill on the Senate floor right now. We had a brilliant Greek teacher in high school Am. History who pounded that mantra into our heads that, "who ever doesn't know their history- will be condemned to repeat it!" Things are becoming so clear for serious, fundamentalist Christians right now!! But I also know that few on earth will believe and follow Jesus ... 'narrow and cramped will be the road leading to everlasting life...' Matt.
I am not so worried anymore, although I still feel the need to share the Word, until I am "relieved of my post." The lazy, tried, crippled old man inside me wishes that the Lord would take me up out of here tonight in my sleep. I have led a very full, super active life, and now I am very tired, weary and totally disgusted with what I see on earth on TV and InterNet. When I pass on there will be ten others to take my place and perhaps do a better job. But, as the saying goes: 'Old Soldiers Never Die... they just fade away.'
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Pray Pray Pray! Now

Tom's Journal.

This is WAR! Here's What YOU Can Do
By Heidi Swander

Well, we've had nothing but cheery news for you lately, as you may have noticed -- from America becoming a socialist nation http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread204156/pg1 to the widespread and rapid rise of the Emergent Church. From the insidious, infectious popularity of the false doctrine promoted by the best-seller The Shack to deception run rampant so that Twilight -- a movie about vampires for Pete's sake! -- is seen as an acceptable vehicle for gleaning spiritual truth.

We've hit you relentlessly with the sin of our culture, the overturning of our government, and the deception and apostasy in our churches.

Do you feel overwhelmed yet? Maybe a little helpless? Has this question entered your mind recently: "But what can we DO about all this?"

You can PRAY like you've never prayed before. And don't stop. This is spiritual warfare, make no mistake.

Fortunately, we've read the end of the story and we win! However, souls hang in the balance at this point so we mustn't just close up shop and hide in our homes. We must continue to contend for the faith. Often that means getting out there and making our opinions known, voting our conscience, talking to our friends and our church leaders, and writing our representatives. But always it means going into our closets and petitioning our Heavenly Father for His intervention in every situation. Prayer is a powerful weapon against the enemy.

Paul told the Thessalonians to "Pray without ceasing" (I Thess. 5:17). He exhorted the Ephesians similarly in his
treatise on spiritual warfare: "Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints" (Eph. 6:18).

So to help get you started, let me give you a few suggestions on what to pray for:

Pray for our president, his cabinet, our Congress, your state governor and legislature.
I Timothy 2:1-2 commands this. This may, to some, seem to be a conundrum for us today. But as Jack Kinsella points out in a recent article regarding Christians in Paul's day praying for Emperor Nero, "Whether Nero wanted to be used by God or not was irrelevant. God used Nero to His purpose. . . so they [first-century Christians] prayed, not that Nero would accomplish HIS will, but rather that God would use Nero like the tool that Nero was in order to accomplish GOD's will." (We addressed praying for our president with Jack Kinsella in the first hour of last weekend's radio broadcast. Hear that program here.)

Pray for your pastor. Do you see signs in your church that the Emergent movement is making inroads? Yes, you should speak up, but you should also, and most importantly, pray. Pray that this man who leads your church will stop endorsing heresy (Gal. 1:6-9) and begin preaching the pure, unadulterated gospel of Jesus Christ and teaching biblical truth (I Cor. 1:23-25). Do you have a pastor who already preaches sound doctrine without reservation or apology? Then thank God for him and pray that God will give him wisdom and discernment (Col. 1:9) and courage to continue standing strong against the wiles of the devil (Eph. 6:10).

Pray for your loved ones who have been taken in by dangerous deception -- The Shack, Twilight, Todd Bentley and his ilk, or fill-in-the-blank. There's a tornado of spiritual treachery going on within the so-called "evangelical" community, and it is leading the sheep astray. Pray for insight, wisdom, and spiritual understanding for those you care about (
Col. 1:9). Pray that God would give them repentance so that they may know the truth (II Tim. 2:25).

Pray for the lost souls you know, that God would draw them to a relationship with His Son (John 6:44).

Pray for Olive Tree Ministries. This is God's work. Ephesians 4:11-14 talks about equipping the saints for the work of the ministry. It says we should no longer be "children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness whereby they lie in wait to deceive." Olive Tree Ministries is one ministry that attempts to expose deception in the church and help build up the saints so they can stand strong in the truth. Help us get the word out by praying for us! All ministries are under some sort of attack today and it could get worse. The "Fairness Doctrine" being pushed by the Left could knock out our radio program.

Pray for the Kingdom to come (Matt. 6:10)! There are a lot of things that must happen before that event, but by praying for it, you are asking to get the show on the road, beginning with our own Home-going (I Thess. 4:13-18)!

And remember -- God is in control of all things. The fact that you can go to your Bible and see the lukewarm church, a one-world government, and a global economy in the end-times -- all things our world is being transformed by right now, today -- is proof-positive that God is still on His throne orchestrating all that is happening.

Even so, come, Lord Jesus! Amen!
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Heidi Swander
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