Saturday, August 14, 2010


Tom's Journal.

I just tuned into the 'linked' radio station/ program: AM980 KKMS, and found it very stimulating and insightful. I urge all my friends and readers to book mark this fine Christian web site and radio station! I heard that MN is going Sharia...Ha! That does not surprise me at all in our present environment and time.

I have sort of a 'puzzlement' these days, and I will try hard to explain it the best way I can. The book of Matthew says that MANY will be misled in the 'Last Days'-- even some of the Elect/ Saints [perhaps for a short time]. Matt 24:5, "For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many [6]
And ye shall hear of wars and
rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things MUST COME TO PASS, but the end is not yet."

My point: I believe that we should take an active part in voting for the "best" man who allows us to do our Christian duty of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the freedom to worship in the USA... for that is our prime directive, says the Lord. But on the other hand WE KNOW THAT THIS EARTH/ SYSTEM OF THINGS WILL NOT LAST MUCH LONGER-- AND GOD PROMISES THE RAPTURE, AND THEN THE GREAT TRIBULATION FOR 7 YEARS, AND THEN ARMAGEDDON. 'These things MUST come to pass!' So what is more important.... perpetuating this fallen, wicked, corrupt world of Satan, and the coming errant human and Satanic 'New Order,' or doing the Lord's work and drawing closer to the Jesus?? I need YOUR input on this subject, please. Because all I hear from MOST of the churches now days is
: 'We must all try to fix the broken system in America so that God blesses us again-- and the "Prosperity Gospel.' Many times, the system/ machine is so broke that it CAN'T BE FIXED. Just like Sodom and Gomorrah, and many wicked cultures with child sacrifice in the Promised Land, that Yahweh commanded to be DESTROYED BY THE ISRAELITES. If the churches and pastors followed and knew their bible-- they would know and preach these facts-- unless they were cowards and money minded!

Am I the ONLY one that understands this? I don't recommend just sitting on the roof waiting for the Rapture without being productive in any way. Christians must work to support themselves and the Kingdom. And the angels are doing the 'separating work' putting the sheep apart from the goats. What sort of men and women ought we to be, especially at this stage of the game, hoping for a political change of the guard?? I tell you that 'crooks come in all flavors' and all corrupt political parties! And by taking this stand, I know that I may be criticized by fellow 'Christians' as being UN-Patriotic. yet the Apostle Paul says that we are citizens of HEAVEN, and soldiers of Christ! I don't have any illusions about this. James 4:4 says, "Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God." Verse 8: "Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hand, ye sinners, and purify your hearts, ye double minded." Ponder on this, friends.

I asked the examining doctor at St. Lukes--Milwaukee this past
week if he was a Christian, and he said 'yes.' Then I asked him if he was "Born Again" and he said "NO." In truth, ALL Christians are indeed, Born Again ! I was just curious and courteous with the doctor, not meaning to shame him. But he did show his ignorance. The reason for this question, I told him, was: 'If I knew or thought that I would live another 10 to 20 years, I would have had knee replacement surgery a long time ago instead of hobbling around with intense pain.... but I was hoping and thinking that the Rapture would "take care of all my!' But now I am at the end of my rope and have committed to HAVE the surgery. I don't think I made much sense to the doctor, but after the doctors showed and explained the X-rays to me concerning both knees--- it was enough to make up my mind. I suppose that some of you think I am crazy...Ha!
PTL! Sharon is feeling a bit better!

Have a great day!

Tom Schuckman

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by Heidi Swander
August 10, 2010

"On April 2, 2009, the work of July 4, 1776 was nullified at the meeting of the G-20 in London." So begins an article written by author and commentator Dick Morris on April 7, 2009, titled, "European Socialism to Run Our Financial System." According to Morris, a communiqué from the meeting "essentially announces a global economic union with uniform regulations and by-laws for all nations, including the United States." Please note: This took place last year.

This new financial state-of-being was confirmed in a statement made by Jean-Claude Trichet, president of the European Central Bank, in a speech he made to the Council on Foreign Relations earlier this year. He said, "For the good and appropriate functioning of global finance it is extremely important that we, in this new ownership of global governance, have -- particularly on both sides of the Atlantic -- the implementation of the same rules in the same fashion."

Do not miss this. Do not tune me out. This is vital information. The global, one-world economy is being discussed by a top-level world banker as a done deal. And notice that this statement is made in the context of global governance. Sometimes when we hear words in the news like "economic," "G-20," "Council on Foreign Relations," we tune it out thinking, "That's way over my head," or "This isn't relevant to my life." We couldn't be more wrong.

The Apostle John wrote of a one-world economy in his letter to the seven churches, Revelation. The one-world economy is one facet of the antichrist's short-lived world dictatorship. According to President Jean-Claude Trichet, this particular facet is in place. Were you aware of this?

During his speech, President Trichet said the central bankers are presently in "an intense phase of discussion" about how to implement what the G-20 already resolved last year. I'm sure they are! Can you imagine a group of men -- elitists though they may be -- trying to determine the direction in which to take the whole world economically? A daunting task.

One necessary subject of this discussion must be currency. Does the world use one currency? A basket of currencies? No currency; only credit?

Morrison Bonpasse, president of the Single Global Currency Association (SGCA), says, "It is now time to seriously pursue the goal of a Single Global Currency as managed by a Global Central Bank within a Global Monetary Union."

Carl Teichrib, in his masterful article, "One World, One Money: The Quest for a Single Global Currency," (an essential read) asks, "What would a Global Central Bank look like?" And then he responds, "The closest comparison we can make today is The Bank for International Settlements, an impermeable institution based in Basil, Switzerland."

When Brannon Howse filled in on radio for Jan July 10, he spent an hour explaining this financial behemoth in Basil, Switzerland called The Bank of International Settlements (BIS). The BIS is the central banker's bank. It loans to other central banks around the world. (Each country has its own central bank. An example is the European Central Bank. America's "central bank" is the fallacious Federal Reserve.)

Brannon went on to explain that according to historian Carroll Quigley, in his book Tragedy and Hope, the BIS was actually the apex of a proposed structure that would "create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole." (I can't recommend this hour with Brannon Howse highly enough. Get a paper and pen -- better, sit at your computer. Take notes.)

Check it out: "Able to dominate the political system of each country . . ." What would you call that kind of power? I'd call it a one-world government. Interestingly, Teichrib quotes from a 2003 lecture by Columbia University Professor of Economics Robert Mundell titled, "The International Monetary System and the Case for a World Currency," in which Mundell states, "A global single currency could not be achieved without a global government."

And so the two are intertwined. A one-world government requires a global single currency. A global single currency (and the correlating one-world economy) cannot be achieved without a one-world government. And, according to Dick Morris and President Jean-Claude Trichet, we have a one-world economy. (The icing on the cake is that the one-world religion is moving full-steam ahead. Jan and Carl Teichrib discussed this on her show on July 31st, hour 1.

In his indispensable book,Grave Influence (if you haven't yet read it, you must!), Brannon quotes further from Dick Morris' 2009 article: "The Europeans have been trying to get their hands on our financial system for decades. It is essential to them that they rein in free enterprise so that their socialist heaven will not be polluted by vices such as the profit motive."

And then Brannon, himself, continues, "The developments in Europe represent what I believe is the revived Roman Empire predicted in Daniel 2:41-43 . . . We are now watching the fulfillment of Scripture as Europe increases and America decreases."

So, you tell me: Is this relevant to your life? You bet it is! I realize that it's not exactly as you hear it in the news every day. You may hear many of these terms, but it's all presented in such a way that one yawns in boredom. However, as Brannon mentioned on Jan's program, this is not a conspiracy. It's in process right out in the open for anyone to see and know who will simply read and listen with discernment and a Bible in one hand. The entire one-world system is being constructed right under our noses. We must sit up and pay attention!

What does this mean for us, practically speaking? I think Jesus said it best: "Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near" (Luke 21:28). Amen!

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