Tom and our fine, noble Rottweiler, Deuce, in our computer room, 2010, Wisconsin. Go Packers! Springtime isn't too far away, and I can't wait to plant the veggie garden again! Journal.http://firstname.lastname@example.org
For some unknown reason, I felt better today even early on, as I went to church and had a good restful time, and learned some great things about the Rapture. We were hanging in 1st Thessalonians 4:17, and such... but better to just read that whole short book recorded by St. Paul, to get the real background meaning of it. And then people won't think that you took that verse 'out of context.' We want to be sharp and knowledgeable with the Bible-- but consider that Jesus Himself could not brake through the stone cold hearts of the Pharisees.... and we have many of those 'unbeliever types' alive now in 2001, Ha! so we 'suffer a mild persecution from those people' and during the Trib., God will further blind their minds and hearts until they are are destroyed and go to a very bad place reserved for them. And while we do serious research-- if you really wanted to hone your skills like a razor, READ THE MATERIAL A 2ND TIME! I remember that Print Reading for Welders, in college, was hard for me, and the instructor [who was a good teacher] said that sometimes a person might have to read the book 7 times to get the subject down correctly in our brain box-- even as his own son had to do.
I got some strawberries and grapefruits for my lovely wife in the nursing home and that lit up her eyes. She looked good and alert today and I spent a lot of time with her, and promised that I would teach her how to play chess. We were reading some stuff from the Bible today together and we were encouraged but we both need to read LARGE print Bibles these days. The old German proverb...'When one helps another-- both are strong.' But her tummy is so upset so that she gags just to smell the mess hall 'food' that is served there...so I gave her the herb, Fennel to sooth her stomach and make her sweet. Ephesians 5:28-29 says, "So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. 29. For no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church...." What really made me angry today was the dry, cracked, unattended shins and legs of my wife, because the staff doesn't take care of the patients right!! I will bring in the right ointments and creams for Sharon and take care of her MYSELF! But is this kind of neglect and abuse what our insurance pays for??
Well, I still have some special, great skin cream from when I was in the KMH hospital called, Medline Remedy skin repair cream, and I will now buy some more of it. But as an herbalist, I know that I could make my own compound oil if I needed to. See: www.medline.com
So now that I have my 4 by 4 and my power scooter back in service, I can see my wife more often. She loves her new refrigerator too-- classic black color. Now I have to find that chess board-- or buy a new one. It will be so fun and exciting!
My spirits are up today and as always, I will try to make them last. PTL.
Q. Re: Your commentary on Revelation 7: 9 – 17. What is the scriptural substantiation for: (1) your separation of believers into two classes, pre-rapture and post rapture, and (2) the notion that the Church will enjoy greater blessings and rewards in Heaven than the post rapture believers? We know that faith alone is the [...]