Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Veterans Must Help Each Other.

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Even as we Christians already KNOW and UNDERSTAND the Truth of the Bible, it's nice to 'bounce' our feelings off other Believers, and this is what I do sometimes, plus I like to visit and encourage others too.  I am very blessed [ we don't like to use the term 'lucky' too much because of the pagan and occult implications] to have a double fistful of mature friends who will give me their wise, advice and  opinions, mostly shaped by God's Word, and also their military/ combat background.  We are a 'Band of Brothers.'

Many of us have family members/ relation, who have some serious problems and challenges that go beyond our Adamic sinful nature, like alcoholism, DUI's, drugs, over spending, lack of financial and asset management skills, recklessness, stiff- necked, stubborn, bad attitudes, short tempers, etc., and indeed many of US had those same problems when we were young and just a little bit crazy.  Patriotic combat Veterans are very special people, but we paid a huge price in contracting/ acquiring  PTSD [Post Traumatic Stress Disorder], Agent Orange, certain dysfunctions, nightmares, flash backs, hyper vigilance, nervousness, depression, problems with relationships, etc., and that also lowers our life expectancy.  The high Gov't  "leaders' and  bought off VA officials [IMHO] who never had enough below their belts to serve like we did, are the same bums who keep trying to cut our Veteran's/ VA Benefits and awards!  To them I say, BACK OFF and go jump in the Lake, bums!  We are dying too young anyway, so let us live our short lives in dignity!  And our own gov't is also trying to strip us of our 2nd Amendment Rights!  Shame on them!

I believe that most of us Veterans tried hard to live a good life, train our kids to respect what is good and sacred-- many of us found the Lord God of the Bible, and have that heavenly hope by the merits of the ransom blood of Jesus Christ, PTL!  People love to condemn us for our wild past, but God doesn't see us that way.  When we truly accept Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior, ALL is forgiven, and we work hard to share the Gospel all over the earth!  

We share our stories and lives with others we can trust, or failures and challenges that took a life time to correct, and the trouble our errant children get into.  Please let me take the time now to ask my friends to pray and set a good example to my own 3 kids so that they will also 'see the light of heaven,' repent and mature as Christian soldiers in these terrible times of fear, hostility, economic stress and corruption in America.  Both political parties are guilty, corrupt, greedy and on the highway to hell, IMO.  The ONLY One we can trust is the God of the Bible, and we can't remain neutral much longer!  It might be a good idea to pass this blog post along to our respective children.  If not now-- then when??

I feel that I am making some head way in my continuing emotional healing and adjustment to Sharon's passing away, but combat Vets know how important it is to grieve.  Not that I am looking already, but down the road, I might need some advice in seeking closer friends, ladies, just to talk to and visit... if God allows it.  But I am NOT looking to jump into something in the future, as I have been burned many times in the past.  I don't want to complicate my life too much right now, and I am disabled-- hard to walk far.  Your comments are very welcome.

Warm Regards,
Union Grove, WI  -- land of cheese and over taxed.

Q. In a recent answer you quoted Amos 3:7, “Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.”  The question that came to mind is- does the principle in Amos 3:7 apply to warnings from the Lord, by means of his servants, that the rapture is very near or [...]

Israel will Prevail.

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Actually,  I like to watch Charles Krauthammer every week day night at 5PM-- Fox News, but here is one time when that wise old gentleman is WRONG.  You know what, friends?  A seasoned, mature, well- read Christian can usually tell an 'UN-believer' a mile away-- just by what he says!  Christian have their own, "Bible-Speak"/ language, and our brains are sort of 'hard wired' so that a red flag goes up when ever someone speaks lies/ falsehoods or deception or even mistakes.  So... when some poor ignorant 'wanna-be', or unbeliever says something like:  'Oh, I will just jump on over to Jesus' side quickly when the Rapture comes...'  --we all know that he is full of himself and gravely in danger of being left behind!  But Mr. Krauthammer is a good man, IMO;  He is just wrong on this subject.  If it takes TIME to get to know another human being-- it surely takes time to digest the Bible- to know God and Jesus Christ!  People with a true heart who love God will MAKE the time to STUDY the Bible on a daily basis! I freely admit that I am NO BETTER than any other human being-- and a sinner.  The ONLY thing I have going for me is my relationship with Jesus Christ, my personal Lord and Savior.  It's as simple as that!  True, only God knows our heart and intentions, and we can and should repent of our sins daily, but we use the term "SAVED" to mean that we have taken that all important step to ACCEPT the Lord Jesus in the fullest sense of the word, and try hard to change our life for the better.  Without reading/ studying the Word-- the Bible, how can we know what God expects of us?? Since there are many false prophets, teachers and pastors in the world-- in the churches-- knowing the Word is so important, especially in these 'Last Days.'

I am getting more work done today-- another cold, rainy day that is perfect for calling Chrysler to report a deceased spouse and get info changed to reflect that.  My bones and joints are like a barometer-- in that they let me know what the weather is like outside when any moisture comes our way... lol.  Actually, many doctors say that Wisconsin is the worst state for folks with arthritis!  But most of my family and friends live here, and so I will tough it out and remain here.  I think that I am too old and crippled to move and start over, as most of the time I can barely walk.  One of these days in S.E. WI., the air temps will jump from chilly 30's up to the 80's, and Summer will be here!

Time to eat some oranges-- and I love fresh fruit!  I want to thank Walt Weber's family for sending me some fresh pears a week ago, and I have been eating them every day-- so juicy that I need a bib.  Please continue to pray for Walter Weber-- the door gunner-- with my old Army aviation company [240th AHC- BearCat, RVN] over in Vietnam: 69-70, for a steady recovery after emergency surgery for a bleeding heart, and high BP problems a week ago.

Warm Regards,

Posted: 18 Apr 2011 11:53 AM PDT
By Jim Fletcher Prophecy Matters An extremely interesting interview with political pundit Charles Krauthammer has shed light on the implications of a potential Palestinian state — a possible reality that Christian Zionists, among others, find repulsive.Krauthammer, a perceptive political observer, essentially said that by signing the Oslo Accords, Israeli accepted the Palestinian narrative and