Thursday, August 9, 2012

October Surprise.

Tom's Journal.

I can only read, measure and assimilate all the reliable News that I glean from sources and heads of State, mostly Israel...  or BBC, etc.  The vast majority of real, biblical Christians in 'my camp' believe as I do that, "we do not know the day or hour -- but we know the season" -- and we are there now!  That ought to reflect on our daily, personal lives, friends!! 

Satan is furious and super busy with his legions of fallen angels trying hard to pull down "Prime Targets" --namely faithful Christian families, married couples and teens, as well as 'targets of opportunity' or secondary targets.  The MAJORITY of the world already lies in Satan's hands -- just read it in the "Book."  Satan wants MY scalp, and any and all other Christians who try to regularly FIND opportunities to preach, teach, share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the ONLY Salvation there is before it is too late.  Frankly, I know what I must do-- but still have some fear of goofing up and messing up my life with some stupid idea, or sniffing down the wrong trail.... sorry.  My recipe is to pray constantly, study, memorize key scriptures that I personally need, and NEVER, NEVER QUIT !  Two are better than one  -- IF that legally married spouse [one man and one woman] are BOTH bible loving Christians who are willing to study together, pray together and help each other when one falls down.  I love that scene, and I love my wife, Terri.

I played football and track when I was in high school at Waterford H.S., grad in 1967, and then joined the Army [for more education... LOL].  I seemed to have a fear of fumbling the ball or tripping when I was running the 880 [half mile] distance races, and high hurdles, etc.  I was afraid of landing 'wrong' and maybe breaking my neck when pole vaulting -- in those olden times onto just hard sand or  patted down, hard saw dust...ha!   Not like the better 'fall pits' of now days of foam rubber or what ever they use these days.  We all have our fears and idiosyncrasies or phobias, but some of us just 'suck it up' and pretend to be OK... however, the Army and combat in Vietnam taught us how to survive -- and then we taught our young too, because we loved them so much and wanted them to survive too.
     I miss my son, Andy, really bad, and hope to see him in heaven.
Now this coming battle is not so much carnal -- but spiritual, as mentioned by the apostle Paul.  See:  Ephesians 6: 12... "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."  The Boy Scouts tell you to Be Prepared.  The Bible tells us to put on the full suit of armor, with the shield and sword.. and all those terms mean something -- if you take the time to read it...duh.  I have always admitted that I, personally watch too much TV -- but what if we all used half of that time to study the Bible, but prayed hard right before for the Holy Spirit to help us understand the true meaning ??  After all, dear friends, the Bible IS written pretty much on a 5th grade level. 

Hey, guys and gals,  I need lots of good friends and encouragement too!  Why not leave a comment or email Old Soldier Tom, and share lives or concerns or just visit, please?  Too busy, you say.  Well, if you think you are too busy to visit now -- just wait until AFTER the Rapture, when you are scratching like a chicken just to survive... and you wish a gallon of gas was  still $4.09, instead of $5 or $6/ gallon !

Have a great day!

Warm Regards,
Tommy S

October Surprise: Israel said to be readying October attacks on Iranian nuclear sites

August 7, 2012 5:00 am

U.S. intelligence analysts watching for indicators of Israeli military action recently reported that there are signs the Jewish state plans an attack against Iran in October.

The Obama administration, meanwhile, is preparing to provide logistical support for a military strike but is pressing Israel to delay any action until the administration’s policy of sanctions have had more time to work, and that any attack would be put off until after the November presidential election.

U.S. opposition to any pre-election strike was discussed during the recent visit to Israel by White House National Security Adviser Thomas Donilon and a later visit by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, according to U.S. officials.

Panetta signaled possible U.S. military options for an Iran contingency during his press conference in Tel Aviv with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak Aug. 1. Panetta said the United States and Israel are united in seeking to prevent Iran from ever having nuclear arms.

“We have been steadily applying more and more pressure against Tehran, focusing on diplomatic and economic sanctions, and I believe these steps are having an effect,” Panetta said.

He then added: “It’s my responsibility as secretary of defense to provide the president with a full range of options, including military options, should diplomacy fail. President Obama has made clear that preventing a nuclear-armed Iran is a top national security priority by the United States and that all options — all options — are on the table.”

Any Israeli military attack is expected to be carried out with little or no warning, which has meant stepped up monitoring of Israel by U.S. intelligence agencies for all indicators of an impending attack.

Ehud Barak, the Israeli defense minister, made a significant statement on Israel’s plans on July 25. Barak said during a graduation ceremony that if sanctions fail to halt Tehran’s nuclear program, an attack would be needed.

“I am well aware of the difficulties involved in thwarting Iran’s attempts to acquire a nuclear weapon,” Barak was quoted as saying by Israel’s Ynet news agency.

“However, it is clear to me that without a doubt, dealing with the threat itself will be far more complicated, far more dangerous and far more costly in resources and human life,” he said, referring to a future nuclear-armed Iran.

Barak also said that sanctions and other diplomatic steps “are not enough to stop Iran’s nuclear program.”
U.S. officials said both Donilon and Panetta urged the Israelis to give sanctions a chance to work. New sanctions were imposed on Iranian financial institutions last week.

But the sanctions contain loopholes that critics say will limit their effect in influencing Iran’s Islamist regime from coming into compliance with international controls on its nuclear program.

The International Atomic Energy Agency, contradicting standard U.S. intelligence analysis, stated recently that there are signs Iran engaged in nuclear arms development past 2003, when U.S. agencies said such work halted.

Some Israeli military leaders are said to be raising new concerns that Iran is positioning its forces for asymmetric counterattacks, specifically a new aggressive naval strategy of shutting down western oil supplies. Evidence of the new strategy was the recent dispatch of Iranian warships to the Mediterranean for the first time since 1979. The warships could be used to threaten shipping through the Red Sea and followed threats by Iranian officials to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz, through which a major portion of the world’s oil passes.

More at the link posted above.

Posted By Blogger to ESCHATOLOGY TODAY at 8/09/2012 02:33:00 PM

Standing up for the Truth.

Tom's Journal.

I hope that I am not taking any liberties, or jumping the gun, but I felt great need in re-posting a message from FB from my old pastor, Jerry Beaver, who moved to New Mexico to pastor there, and who drafted a fine statement of hope and love -- above all, taking a courageous STAND on the true sexuality of humans-- amid an unrighteous, wicked, fallen world, owned by STD [Satan].  And as for various 'pastors' this will 'separate the men from the boys' and go on record before men and God. 

Pray that Pastor Jerry Beaver, and his family, are thriving and doing well in every way.  PTL.

Tommy S

Disabled Vietnam Veteran: 68-70
Retired Chrysler worker:  30.5 years of hard work, [but some play-- love MOTORCYCLES, and ROTTWEILERS!].  All praise to our Lord and Master, Jesus Christ.

Met with several pastors from the area this week. I was chosen to draft a half page article for the paper. Then some local pastors attached their names to it and their churches stand on the issue of human sexuality. I am glad TBC bylaws are very clear on the issue. I was impressed with some pastors who I thought to be more liberal took a stand for the issue. I was unimpressed with some pastors with churches that claim to stand for truth, but the pastors wanted to remain silent on this issue. Here is the ad that will run. A Message of Hope and Healing from Local Pastors

In response to the upcoming Roswell Pride event on Saturday August 11th, at the Hope Amphitheater, some pastors and clergy of Roswell, NM felt the need to define our Biblical position concerning human sexuality. God created humanity for His glory (Genesis 1:26, 2:7), God gave sexuality and marriage as a means of companionship, procreation, and an incubator for the family. God gave definitive roles to men and women that are to be preserved. We believe that God has commanded that no sexual activity should be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman, therefore, anything outside these boundaries is considered sinful from Gods Word. (Gen. 2:24; Gen. 19:5-7,13; Lev. 18:1-30; Rom. 1:26-29; I Cor. 5:1; 6:9; I Thess. 4:1-8; Heb. 13:4).
With the spirit of love for Christ and people, we promote the message of hope and healing through Jesus Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection for the forgiveness and power over sin. Our message is not a message of hate, but of truth and love. We believe that there is power over sinful conduct, through Christ, for those who will seek it.
We will meet together on Saturday morning at 10:00am at the Wool Bowl parking lot and pray for the souls of those in bondage to this unbiblical lifestyle. It is our desire that those who do go out in opposition at this event will do so with courage and a Christ-like spirit, standing firm for the faith that was once delivered to the saints. Just like the Biblical account of the woman who was taken in the act of adultery, we do not cast stones, but we stand for God’s truth, which was Jesus’ message to this woman in John 8:11, “. . . go, and sin no more.”
The theme of this pride event is “Hate is easy, but love takes courage.”Our response to that is we believe it takes courage for Christians to give out the truth in love: “But speaking the truth in love. . .” (Ephesians 4:15) “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32)
Pastor Jerry W. Beaver (Tabernacle Baptist Church)
Pastor Troy Smothermon (Church on the Move)
Pastor Bill Whitehead (Roswell Baptist Church)
Pastor Dan Holt (Victory Baptist Church)
Pastor Don Johnson (Bykota Baptist Church)
Pastor Ernie Amador (Hispanic Bible Baptist Church)
Pastor Vaughn (First Church of the Nazarene)
Pastor Randy Elftman (Central Church of the Nazarene)
Pastor Hector Torres (Neighbor Church of the Nazarene)
Pastor Christopher Mullennix (Calvary Baptist Church)
Pastor Melvin Suttle (Roswell First Assembly of God)
Pastor Richard Gorham (Ware Tabernacle Baptist Church)
Pastor Landjur Abukusumo (Washington Chapel Christian Worship Center)
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  • You and 9 others like this.
    • Sue Carrasco Praying for all the Pastor who are listed - joining them in prayer against sin!!!
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    • Sue Carrasco Had to share this Pastor! Hoping others will pray in agreement and pray for the Pastors who are willing to take a stand for God!!!
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    • Tom Schuckman Hello Pastor Beaver, I think your draft was very well built on solid Scripture [as always] and well thought out -- with love and balance. Please allow me to post this on my humble Blog, so that others may benefit: TOM'S JOURNAL. Yes, It takes guts and courage to stand up for the Truth of the Bible, and we cannot be 'friends of the world" -- [James 4:4]. I hope and pray that you and your family are doing well. Please be advised: I re-married, to a beautiful Christian lady, and now live in Iron Mountain, MI 49801-- and trying to sell my humble hovel in U.G.- WI.... please pray for God to help me do the right thing. We have been attending a local Baptist church U.P. here and love it!! --Cordially, Tommy Schuckman--
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