Friends, lately I've been LEARNING some great things that helped me put the right pegs in the correct places-- not earth shattering, but still good stuff. Anything that stimulates the mind for positive effect, I believe is good, but especially the BIBLE.. as we read at 2nd Timothy 3:16. Some things are a bit scary, yet also need to be shared, like the fact that many of us may have to choose between staying in a wayward, New Age leaning, apostate church-- or just turning our own houses into 'mini-churches' -- sort of like the 1st Century Christians. And I repeat-repeat-repeat... how will we know what the real TRUTH of the BIBLE is unless we take it upon ourselves to LEARN it by daily reading and study?? Many times I would rather watch TV too and put my brain on the shelf or in a bucket of water... lol.
The good thing is that I built an Oak easel that sits next to my PC- computer with a large print DEFINED KJV BIBLE on it, so I can read and check things out at my convenience, and I carry bibles and tracts where ever I go. Tell me, would a combat soldier walk around without his rifle and bayonet?? Well then, the Bible is our modern day weapon, or 'sword' ! 'DON'T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT!!'
I also believe in being prepared all the time in case of emergencies and try to "think ahead' what do I need, ought to buy, prepare for, in case transportation should halt or be hard to do-- as in the near prospect of running out of gasoline-- or money to buy it. Here again, as in playing the game of chess-- we want to think and contemplate 3-4 steps/ or moves in advance. When the 'system broke down' during Katrina in N.O., some nursing homes went down the wrong path and mistreated, abused and abandoned their patients. I have prepared my wife, Sharon, for almost anything, and taught her many survival skills, in case I can't be there, 20 miles away, right away. And we have taken a few staff members to task and disciplined when they were disrespectful, abusive or negligent to her-- so maybe the word got out and they will think twice before they are rude or mean to Tom Schuckman's wife.
Yes, Apostasy is certainly part of the composite 'Sign' that we are living in the eleventh hour of the 'End Times' before the RAPTURE, and Tribulation. And to settle that goofy fight that some would push who think the Rapture will come in "Mid- Tribulation" or what ever-- let me say that I am Christ's soldier forever-- with out any "Time Limit" attached. So... WHEN EVER the Rapture comes, I want to be ready. I sure wouldn't want to sit in some church and be fed a pack of lies or half truths that are offensive to the great God we worship! And so much for those smarty pants people who claim that they will 'jump over the Lord's side' right at the end... lol. It prob. won't happen, friends, and God is no shallow Hal, but He knows all our minds, hearts and motives. My older friend, Joe V., tells me to read and memorize more special scriptures, and so I shall. I will also buy more products for my wife when the nursing home serves her pig slop, although I do wish she would eat more of her veggies... Did I tell you all that she almost beat me in chess last time we played? I am too good of a teacher, I guess.
Posted: 07 Mar 2011 08:31 AM PSTBy Jim Fletcher Prophecy Matters I wanted to give a brief report this week about my trip to the NRB convention in Nashville (National Religious Broadcasters).Traditionally, NRB has been strongly pro Israel. In particular, the late Brandt Gustavson served as NRB president and advocated for Israel during critical times. Janet Parshall currently serves as treasurer, and Kay Arthur serves on the