A good, priceless, dear friend, Penny P. sent this message to me. Thank you, Penny and Robb, in NV !
Now I know why I don't have as large a Blog following as I perhaps wanted/ desired... the majority of people have no interest in the sayings of the Bible, nor real allegiance to Jesus Christ. For the most part-- humankind still follows the mortal men and "leaders" of this earth, and put their faith in earthling man. Most of them have really had at least ONE chance to choose sides and bend the knee to Christ and read the truth of the Bible-- many have had multiple times to repent and seek the Lord before it's too late. I feel that I have done MY job, but the Lord will surely tell me if I have NOT... LOL.
Since mostly Christians will be reading this now-- I have no great fears that there will be a "run on the goodies" in the stores, and banks [according to the message below], even though this is a temporary solution. Remember Katrina and other emergencies? I still have my own list to concentrate on for my family and hound dog. But I feel that the most important thing I can do now is to continue praying and re-reading the Bible and encouraging a few friends. I wish I didn't have all the debt that I have in going into the coming nasty 'storm' but I continue to pay them off at triple the normal payments, as usual. If time would continue [God willing] I would pay off all my bills except my house where I won't live long enough, but we all die sometime-- or get Raptured.
I hope that I have helped some of you to cope with what is to come, and seek the Kingdom of God rather than the 'One World Kingdom [Gov't]' of Men/ Governments, and the coming 'One World Religion' and the other plastic religions that will throw in with Him-- under Satan. I've already got my own ideas about those 'churches' who will join that satanic big church... but I won't talk about them now. Go figure... what churches are already supporting obama, the Gay agenda, abortion and SOCIALISM, etc. and what members don't normally carry their own copies of the bible with them into church??..hint, hint.
I have learned in my life to work HARD for somethings that I wanted, including a close relationship with the Father, and Son- Jesus Christ. I know how to win and how to lose. Like I said before, many Christians will be attacked and killed even in America [but the churches who follow Socialism, etc., don't need to worry...Ha.. America is pretty much the "Last Stand" before God moves in to "correct things." I want to ask you... can you really expect to "grow and train" a soldier in ONE day, or even a month?? So can you really expect to change into a mature Christian after you finally see the things happening when Christ shows Himself to the nations as He plucks His servants and believers from earth in Rapture, before the angels pour out the seven bowls filled with 'goodies' [bad plagues, etc.] upon earth and those 'Left Behind?'--See the book of Revelation... the last book in the Bible of 66. Hey guys, if you want me to give odds, we can always go back to the "20/ 80 formula", where 20% of the people in ALL orgs. and churches do the real work of the 80%. OR, what ever is thought to be the equivalent of the amount of people living on earth at the time of the global FLOOD in Noah's time, some say about 1 to 5 million people... and the odds were that only EIGHT survived ! I am not so good with Math, but I'd say that the odds are not great of survival.
Come to think of it, odds were not so good when I sent my wife into a large grocery store-- the largest in Wisconsin today, Friday just before 'rush hour' on my nifty power scooter, and she came out frustrated because of the huge 'log jam' inside with everyone trying to get in and out at the same time...LOL! And then she forgot the ham and baloney, but I do the same many times if I don't write a list. No worries, Mate.
I may go to bed early-- I am tired and aching.. of course. It rained last night so I didn't have to water the tomatoes.
I took Sharon and my VA appointed house cleaning lady, Sue, out to a great fish fry after she was done at noon today. She does so much extra for us and I like to treat her good-- and also the waitress who was kind and good at what she does too in our nice small Greek restaurant where we live. God sees all.
Fare well, friends and readers. May the Lord smile upon all His servants and believers!
Tom and Sharon Schuckman
David Wilkerson of Times Square Church in New York City recently sent this out as a part of his newsletter. This letter was also discussed at today’s IHOP worship leader’s meeting. Please take a minute to read through it and ask the Lord for wisdom and revelation in the times we’re living in:
I am compelled by the to send out an urgent message to all on our mailing list, and to friends and to bishops we have met all over the world.
AN EARTH-SHATTERING CALAMITY IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN.
IT IS GOING TO BE SO FRIGHTENING, WE ARE ALL GOING TO TREMBLE—EVEN THE GODLIEST AMONG US.
For ten years I have been warning about a thousand fires coming to New York City. It will engulf the whole megaplex, including areas of New Jersey and Connecticut. Major cities all across America will experience riots and blazing fires—such as we saw in Watts, Los Angeles, years ago.
There will be riots and fires in cities worldwide. There will be looting—including Times Square, New York City. What we are experiencing now is not a recession, not even a depression. We are under God’s wrath. In Psalm 11 it is written,
“If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (v. 3).
God is judging the raging sins of America and the nations. He is destroying the secular foundations.
The prophet Jeremiah pleaded with wicked Israel, “God is fashioning a calamity against you and devising a plan against you. Oh, turn back each of you from your evil way, and reform your ways and deeds. But they will say, It’s hopeless! For we are going to follow our own plans, and each of us will act according to the stubbornness of his evil heart” (Jeremiah 18:11-12).
In Psalm 11:6, David warns, “Upon the wicked he will rain snares (coals of fire)…fire…burning wind…will be the portion of their cup.” Why? David answered, “Because the Lord is righteous” (v. 7). This is a righteous judgment—just as in the judgments of Sodom and in Noah’s generation.
WHAT SHALL THE RIGHTEOUS DO? WHAT ABOUT GOD’S PEOPLE?
First, I give you a practical word I received for my own direction. Lay in store a thirty-day supply of food, toiletries and other essentials. In major cities, grocery stores are emptied in an hour at the sign of an impending disaster.
As for our spiritual reaction, we have but two options. This is outlined in Psalm 11. We “flee like a bird to a mountain.” Or, as David says, “He fixed his eyes on the Lord on his throne in heaven—his eyes beholding, his eyelids testing the sons of men” (v. 4). “In the Lord I take refuge” (v. 1).
I will say to my soul: No need to run…no need to hide. This is God’s righteous work. I will behold our Lord on his throne, with his eye of tender, loving kindness watching over every step I take—trusting that he will deliver his people even through floods, fires, calamities, tests, trials of all kinds.
Note: I do not know when these things will come to pass, but I know it is not far off. I have unburdened my soul to you. Do with the message as you choose.
God bless and keep you.