I feel good that I followed some mentors' wise council to reach out, take a chance, and do something special with my life! But we always have to keep those accomplishments, ribbons and medals in prospective, humbled by the mighty power of the Lord God in Heaven, and His Kingdom-- not our own--ought we to seek and share knowledge of. My old, constant mantra: "BALANCE" ... turned into a daily prayer, 'Lord, please give me the proper BALANCE in life...' And be careful, too, not to use the crutch---'IF ONLY I HAD BEEN RAISED IN A BIBLE ORIENTED HOME, BY REAL CHRISTIAN PARENTS, ETC, ETC.' If we never made mistakes, fallen down, skinned our knees, fractured a bone, or suffered loss, how could we ever relate and comfort our dear friends and children who did fall?? Or... 'If the dog had not stopped to take a dump-- he would have caught the rabbit....duh.' IF, IF , IF... Let's be realistic, friends!
OK, now that we ARE true biblical Christians with experience and knowledge of 'God's Game Plan' -- how ought we to run our lives in these 'perilous times?'
~~2nd Timothy 3:12, says, "Yea, all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.  But evil men and seducers shall wax worse, deceiving, and being deceived." And then, Chapter 4, verse 2-3... "Preach the word; be instant [urgent] in season, out of season, reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound [healthy] doctrine, but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears,  And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." --- From the Defined KJV Bible, and I added some definitions of the uncommon terms in this text, found on the bottom of each page, to show you all how easy it is to understand, while still being the MOST accurate version. Well, folks, this scripture tells us where we are right now in 2010, and ain't it the truth?! All the logic and wisdom that we had as a godly nation- America-- 60 years ago, has been turned up side down-- in a 'Planet of the Apes' type of world, where all things sacred and holy are being trashed by a ultra Liberal minority of Socialists in power right now!!
Let us say/ assume, that a cluster of about 34 'signs', the Bible says must happen at the same time, are already in motion and highly visible RIGHT NOW. Jesus said, 'if only one tree starts blooming with blossoms in late Winter, we can assume that it's a fluke. But if ALL the trees start blooming and with fruit, we ought to make no mistake-- that it's Spring time and normal!!' The time is now, RIPE, and very understandable that we are pretty far down the pike and so close to the Lord's return/ Rapture, and that super event will set off the Bible's spectacular chain of events! Toot, Toot! Here comes the long awaited train! Just how, what kind of lie will the Gov't use to explain the instant vanishing of MILLIONS of people from the earth-- all Bible reading/ teaching/ believing Christians?? Many 'Left Behind' will remember what was said to them by simple Believers like me and other Christians in their Blogs, Journals, books and Christian Bible churches all over the world. But they will all have to deal with the harsh and horrible reality of life on a violent, godless, poisoned earth, and then martyrdom. Logic would tell me, 'If I HAVE to deal with that stark situation-- I will, buy WHY would I want to choose that existence when I COULD be Raptured painlessly to Heaven in glory with the Lord ?? Ponder on this thought.
I needed to get a few items at the store this morning as my wife was too stiff and tired from the Fair yesterday and stopped off for Chinese lunch, where I started telling a brother and sister that I used teach ESL [English is a 2nd language], and I offered to teach them too. Now as I sit home thinking, I wonder if I really have the time to drive all that way, 22 miles, to teach them, with my infirmities.... but I will give it a try, between VA/ Doctor visits and taking care of my wife. I may have bit off too much. I need to give my wife a bath/ shower before Sunday, and pick the garden, when all I feel like doing is to sit down in my EZ chair and watch some TV...Ha! Hey! I am just trying to illustrate the term: BALANCE, in these 'End Times', and my 'undercover' ulterior motive-- goal is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, with the two young Chinese people, along with the English I am teaching them. They asked me, 'how much I would charge them... and I said, 'Nothing.' I have done this before, no problem. Now... how to get a Chinese Bible....
If there was ever a time to 'lay up our treasures in heaven by doing the Lord's work' -- it would be NOW! On your feet, Soldier! Just do what the Bible has always told us to do-- SHARE THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST, any way you can. Christians ought to know and expect that the very next thing the Gov't will pull, is our 1st Amendment of FREE SPEECH! TV, Radio and Inter Net will be silenced next so that we can't share true Christianity, and also expose the works of the devil and his human agents.
I hope you all got something you could use out of this post. Hang tough.
Hal Lindsey's Report just parroted almost exactly what I just posted on this Blog today! The Truth is the Truth. Enjoy.
Posted: 30 Jul 2010 10:15 AM PDTBy Hal Lindsey The Hal Lindsey Report Under the leadership of President Obama, Israeli-US relations have taken quite a beating. His 'popularity' ratings in Israel are in the single digits. The Israeli public simply does not trust him and they feel like America has thrown Israel under the bus.Apparently, that didn't bother the Administration and it was "full speed ahead" in the drive to cozy up to
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