Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Right Prospective.

Tom's Journal.

I am so happy again that 'some one else of note' has posted my very same thoughts about what really matters in this country and the world! ALL men are sinners and imperfect and ONLY GOD CAN PRODUCE THE RIGHT FORM OF GOV'T-- eventually from Jerusalem--after the Storm. What we have now is only temporary at best and very corrupt, and NO political party will save America.... Only God can and will Save men and women, with the right hearts and minds!

I realize that many of you good folks already know about Jan Markell, and her selfless, wonderful ministry, but I just hope that a few new people can pick up and follow her on her own email and web site, from here on out. She is great, sincere and very knowledgeable.

I saw Sharon today and brought her some fresh Granny Smith apples and carrots, which she requested, and I know the staff won't kick about THOSE items... lol. She was very foggy and sleepy today, she said|: from her regular heart medicine, etc. I gave her my own copy of the DEFINED KJV Bible, with larger print than the one I gave her when she was admitted on Sunday. But I just wonder if she will stay awake long enough to use it. We talked about her going to a Rehab place to fully recover, I hope --during my own recuperation from knee surgery. She said she could not cook any more, and I just can't handle and take care of her anymore when she is in so bad of shape-- and she trashes the house and scatters garbage all over never picking it up, making it hard to live in. At least I can keep things straight and under control, having been raised right and disciplined-- and please don't read this the wrong way. I am sure that if she was really well and healthy-- things MIGHT be a bit different.

Right now, I can barely hobble around to do the basics, but with the total peace, quiet and relative cleanliness and order I have now-- I am started to 're-claim' my mind, and there is much less stress to me to deal with. Even though it's lonely for me-- I do quite well on my own. If only I had a few more Christian email friends to visit with, things would be almost tolerable and pleasant. I am just wondering if the VA might move me up to have the surgery sooner, as I have to call them up tomorrow for "something" scheduled on Oct. 5th..... Hummm.

I will have to find someone to care for my dog when I am in the VA hospital too, and better ask around now! Seems like I have too many irons in the fire right now, and I am about to see how many REAL friends I really have pretty soon.
I have to write down all my "chores"-- and to-do list to help me remember.
Thank all of you for sending your prayers and well wishes for my wife and I, especially on FaceBook!
Biblically, Everything is going down right on the money, just like clock work, plain for all to read.... that is: for those Saved Believers who have the Holy Spirit to help them understand. We remind ourselves that things could happen any day or hour-- and all the other things that we thought so important will count for nothing as we are Raptured up to heaven with perfect bodies. The brutal, corrupt, politics, economy, future violence and shortages will be things that those 'Left Behind' will have to deal with, not us.
The whole world will KNOW that the God of the Bible delivered Israel out of the hands of all her enemies this soon, up and coming war in the Middle East... but it will probably be too late at that point-- because we feel that the Rapture will follow right after THAT event. I suppose that my Blog posts are somewhat repetitive in this central theme of repentance, salvation, redemption and Rapture, but this is [should be] the most important interest right now in September of 2010! I am happy to be exactly who I am and what I am doing right now -- a humble, lowly servant of the Most High God in the universe, my Lord Jesus Christ. Pray that my children seize this important opportunity NOW, of getting Saved, and in heaven's role call, please. I know that they alone can make that decision, but please, Lord, incline their hearts.

Tom Schuckman

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Renewed Hearts vs. Renewed Ballot Boxes
By Jan Markell
September 22, 2010

Most patriotic and Christian Americans are stunned at what our leaders, both elected and appointed, are intentionally doing to this country. These are primarily godless people who loathe capitalism even though it is the only system that works in any country on the planet. So, much of America watches as the Left forces socialism (or Marxism) on us, destroys our economy, and couldn't care less what the American people think. They have no shame and virtually boast about their corruption. It seems to be a badge of honor.

But such behavior is not just a Democrat or Republican issue. The depravity of human beings is cross-denominational, cross-cultural, and affects every human being. Our very nature is fallen and those we esteem most highly can succumb to anything as a result. Corruption, greed, and selfishness are equal-opportunity character flaws.

But the "flaws" in America's leaders are, for some reason, "on display" before the entire world now. Of course they don't compare to a Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, or the mullahs of several violent nations, or the leaders who throw Christians into the gulags of North Korea. Those men are absolute evil.

Yet something is seriously wrong with some of America's people in high places. They have shut God out of everything. They mock and scorn Him. They laugh at righteous values.

America was built on the premise that our government derives it legitimacy from the "consent of the governed," but I guess that is now history. Many of America's leaders now want a secular humanist socialist machine running our nation with an agenda so corrupt it is staggering. For many, their god is government and others consider themselves a god. Their conscience is seared. Their heart has grown ice cold.

I believe God is allowing this to happen as a way of showing humanity that it needs a heart transplant. It has now been proven true -- although history has reminded us for centuries -- that the heart is deceitful and desperately wicked. Today mankind does what is right in his own eyes. The Bible is not the standard. We can see how man is born a selfish sinner who must first be taught right from wrong. But God, because of His mercy, still reaches down and touches many. He transforms the lives of the most wretched every day!

Much of mankind is parading around like selfish fools. This is outlined in the Bible just as all else that is happening in our world is scripted in the Bible. Today's haughty and proud seem to be outlined in Romans 1:28-32: And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do things which are not proper, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, malice, full of envy, murder, strife, deceit. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.

I guess that covers just about every negative character trait known to man! God seems to be shining a light on these people so they stand out in today's world as an exaggeration. But their character flaws are not exaggerations! Their characters are in need of a heart transplant. They need a Savior who promises to rescue them out of their selfish, greedy pit.

We all want to "save America." But too often the interpretation of "saving America" is turning more blue states into red states! Many don't understand that changing America's political parties is not enough to turn the nasty tide.

People are missing the root of the problem. Even if political conservatives win every election in 2010 and 2012, without a "heart change," our country will not recover. God is looking for renewed hearts and not renewed ballot boxes -- which is not a put-down of our civic duty to vote and support our Constitution. God established government, but He also made it clear that man seldom carries it out properly. He will when He rules from Jerusalem.

Two hundred years ago, philosopher Edmund Burke said -- and I paraphrase -- all that is necessary for evil to prosper is for good people to do nothing. Do what you can to turn the political tide, but remember that transforming the hearts of men is what is needed first.

If God was gracious enough to save you, He can reach the hearts of the most pompous politicians who are scheming evil plans for America behind closed doors and in dark, smoke-filled rooms. God can melt the hardest heart.

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