Saturday, November 24, 2012

Holy Spirit.

Tom's Journal.

Some of the topics I choose to post are about things that really interest ME, and this is also a way for me to 'ear mark' them. The Holy Spirit has mystified me in past times -- mainly because I got sucked into a cult after I got back from Vietnam -- and was looking for the 'Real Truth' ....  beware of the JW - cult !  I know that they hate me and would love to see me 'vanish' because I was hurt and abused by their cult -- like so many others -- and just think about how many they lead to hell !  A lot of blood guilt is on their head, and many of the 'older ones' in their Org. know that -- but they risk losing ALL THEIR FAMILY AND FRIENDS IF THEY QUIT OR WALK AWAY!!  I had guts enough to make just that move, and start my life all over again.  PTL.  OK, I was never a saint or walked the straight and narrow, but the truth is the truth, and the Bible has that truth -- IF you choose to use the KJV Bible!  And if it seems like a foreign language because of the Old English -- LEARN IT !!  The 'New World Translation' published by the JW's is messed up royally in the Greek Scriptures [ New Testament], and when you put two different bibles side by side, you can readily tell the difference. Best to check out the DEFINED KJV Bible -- see:

Anyway, the JW church of the poisoned mind clan will try to tell you that the Holy
Spirit is "God's active force."  Not the 3rd person of the Trinity. True, the bible doesn't use the term trinity-- but we use that 'device' to help us figure things out... as just and aid.  God also uses 'human physical ideas and forms to describe Himself -- or... how else could He make us understand all His attributes and qualities.  I am sure that some JW -minded people will 'beg to differ' and cause problems...  but my 22  years with their ilk has made me sick enough to 'toss my cookies' with all their hypocrisy  and lies.  They have destroyed so many lives and their cult is riddled with suicide and despair.  Sorry to be so graphic.  If they want to take my head -- let them come.. fine. I am an old, disabled, Vietnam Veteran, and death would take away a lot of physical pain, and put me in heaven for sure... thank  you very much.

In fact a new type of VA medication is tearing up my poor old stomach to pieces, and I need to find some kind of 'buffer' to shield it before I bleed to death some day.   "Better living through chemicals"  Ha!  The new med helps my knees but kills my belly, so that I don't even want to eat.  I hate milk, so I just eat some butter bread at this point.  

So Winter has finally come up North where I live with a nice cold wind-- and for some reason, I just don't feel ready for it this year.  Poor circulation in my legs, and I guess I need to buy some long johns and wool socks, I guess.  Old age....  duh.  As a studied herbalist, I already take red pepper and ginger for the last 200 years... lol. Garlic has helped keep me alive, as heart disease runs in my family. 

Something came over me -- most likely the Holy Spirit.. so that I called a few relatives and offered the olive branch on Thanksgiving, in a spirit of good will and peace.  If  you want to call that 'covering my anatomy' -- fine, but I hate to be enemies forever, and just maybe the other person might be inclined to find the Lord in these last days.  Remember -- the wise ones say that God "allowed" obama to win again, and maybe because the 'dirt storm' that is hitting us will wake some folks up, finally.  People sometimes turn to God when a big time adversity befalls them.  That is what it took to get  my attention back in 1994-5.  That is when I finally got down on my knees and begged God to show me the way.  And He did!  It didn't happen all at once, but He used a few key people to slip me some material to help me exit that dreaded JW-cult and see the light-- the real truth.  Many of us learn in increments -- step by step... so that the Bible that we read, and DON'T UNDERSTAND right off -- WILL MAKE SENSE LATER!  But the main thing is to get Saved NOW, and be included in that number of God's 'Church' [Congregation] that is destined to be in heaven!!  Get it?  That, of course, takes humility, which most folks on earth lack, and are too puffed up and full of themselves to attain...  sorry.  That is why I love the Psalms so much, as they talk about the two side of the coin -- humility, and pride. 

Maybe I can go to sleep now...  after I check my pals on FB.

Warm Regards,

How Can I Know The Holy Spirit Is In Me?

Q. I’ve been a believer since I was little and now I’m having trouble because after a life changing experience I’ve realized that in the past I may not have believed it in my heart after all. I have problems knowing if the Holy Spirit is guiding me. I’ve always felt bad when sinning because I knew it was wrong, but there have been times in my life when I sinned knowingly and didn’t care. Since I didn’t care, was I saved?

A. You know the Holy Spirit is in you because in three places the Lord promised you that He is. (Ephes. 1:13-14, 2 Cor. 1:21-22 and 2 Cor 5:5) Every believer sins knowingly from time to time, and then like you feels sad about it later. That’s the Holy Spirit convicting us, and moving us to confess so we can be forgiven and restored to fellowship. When believers sin it doesn’t mean they aren’t saved. Even the great Paul said that no matter how hard he tried He couldn’t stop sinning (Romans 7:18-20).
The Holy Spirit is an adviser, a counselor who will guide you but you have to learn to listen for His voice. Some people who are very busy or have difficulty relaxing find that to be easier said than done. If that’s your problem take some time each day to just be still and ask Him to speak to you. Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
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