Thursday, March 14, 2013

God says We're at War!

Tom's Journal.

I am just crazy about Olive Tree Ministries, and Jan Markell's web site here!!  I fully intend to buy a few videos and books as soon as I get paid!  That ought to put the lead back in my pencil... LOL!  I have posted this site before, but thought that folks ought to know about such fine, strength delivering books and news again, TODAY.  Sometimes I donate to their cause/ ministry maybe twice a year, because I really believe that they are helping so much in these "Last Days."
    If you think that everything in the world is just fine and things are getting better -- than the devil has really got you under his thumb and you are totally MISLED!  IF YOU STRUGGLE EVERYDAY, fight the devil and his minions, and cry out to God for relief and His Kingdom to come-- then you in the right crowd of Believers.  Learn more right below.   Please share this.  Thanks.

---Tom Schuckman

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Understanding the Times 2013
Saturday, October 5, 2013, at
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Dr. Mark Hitchcock: Prophecy scholar, author of 25 books, pastor
Joseph Farah: Editor, CEO, World Net Daily
Dr. Ron Rhodes: Apologist, author, conference speaker
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Our conferencing is going to two times a year starting this fall. We meet Saturday, October 5 and Saturday, April 26, 2014. The spring event features Dr. Erwin Lutzer, Skip Heitzig, and more to be confirmed.

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Heidi is Jan Markell's executive assistant. She joined Olive Tree Ministries in August 2007.
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Know Thine Enemy:
God Says We're at War!
March 14, 2013
By Heidi Swander
Whoever said the world would get better and better until the Lord's return must not read, watch or search the daily news. It's a little scary out there -- and unfortunately it is also scary inside the church in many places!

Jan keeps coming out to Gail and me saying, "We're adding this product to our store!" because she knows what information you need in order to wage a good warfare for our captain.

Our store is flourishing! We have many new products and some oldies that not all of you have had a chance to read or watch that are so vitally pertinent to what we see happening in the world around us! So let me take a minute and outline just a few of the products that we highly suggest you check out:

This book, by Dr. Erwin Lutzer, who was one of our guest speakers at last fall's conference, has been a big hit since it was highlighted in one of Jan's recent broadcasts.

The country most likely to be affected by Islam's agenda for the West is America because of our political correctness. Islam's rise in the West poses a threat to our freedoms of speech and religion and Pastor Lutzer has some unique things to offer in this book as he considers how Islam's growing influence might affect you, personally. This book is so up-to-date that it even contains information on the Benghazi, Libya tragedy of September 11, 2012!. Lutzer quotes people in the know including Robert Spencer, Steve Emerson, Clare Lopez, Andrew McCarthy, Mark Steyn, and more. This is not your usual Sura-quoting book! It's practical, and yes, a bit frightening. It's top of the list for "stuff you must know to survive our crazy, perilous times."

What if there were hidden forces in power with no ties to democracy or constitutional rights? What if new laws and media propaganda labeled you a danger to society? Our Homeland Security crowd did that three years ago. If you're an evangelical or an end-time watcher, you got put on a list! And what if all this set the stage for a biblically-prophesied global government run by the Antichrist? When this DVD first came out, the arguments seemed plausible but a tad in the conspiracy theory category. But since then, our constitutional rights are being taken from us bit by bit, and, people who, "cling to guns and religion," have been marginalized. What this DVD talks about is coming to pass right before our very eyes. You need to see it and be informed about where all this is headed! And thank God that He has already told us, so we needn't be afraid because plans are unfolding just as He predicted they would!

Here's another book that has been flying off our shelves. Anyone doubt that we're in the end of the end times? Jesus talked about false Christs, false prophets, earthquakes, famines, regional and world wars . . . and He told us to watch. Yes, yes, no one knows the day or the hour of our Lord's return. But, as best-selling author Ron Rhodes (who, incidentally, will be one of our featured speakers at this fall's Understanding the Times conference!) says, "You can know the order of events!"

Apparently a lot of people are interested in knowing what Scripture has to say about how the end of days will play out because, as I say, it's been tough to keep this book in stock! God intends for us to understand His Word -- including end-time prophecies. The more you learn, the more you will come to love and trust the Scriptures and the God who inspired them.

The Agenda: Grinding America Down If you say it about too many products, it becomes meaningless. But we don't often give a product this much credit. Agenda is probably the product we would recommend most highly to you from our store right now. Here's why: This film shows that the ideas behind communism still exist and are thriving through socialistic efforts in our country today. In fact, you'll watch this DVD and have to make a conscious effort to keep your jaw from dropping at the relevancy to what we are watching come to pass before our very eyes in America.

There are people and groups that have successfully targeted America's morality and freedom in their effort to grind America down into obscurity. Sad to say, they are experiencing great success. This DVD will explain the who and the why behind the destruction of our culture and our country that we see happening all around us with increasing speed. In fact, after watching the trailer that's posted in our store, I think it's almost time I watched this DVD again!

The Man of Lawlessness
Where will the Antichrist come from? Will he be a Jew or a Gentile? Could he be a Muslim? Is he alive today? Will he be killed and resurrected? Will Christians have to face him? Dr. David Reagan and a forum of Bible prophecy experts answer all these questions and more concerning the identity and role of the Antichrist, surveying his career from the beginning to the end of the Tribulation.

We may not know exactly who he is, but we can know his character and agenda, spawned by the enemy of our souls, and be prepared to share any pertinent information with those around us as we see evil rising around the entire planet.

Dr. David Reagan is Jan's radio guest this coming weekend. The program begins airing on 650 radio stations March 16-17. You can listen online here or here.

Paul asked the Corinthians: "For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge?" (I Cor. 5:12, emphasis mine).

E-mails pour into our ministry daily questioning what on earth has happened to their church? This is cross denominational and everywhere in the Western world.

If you've been acquainted with our ministry for any length of time, you know that we invest a great amount of time warning Christians about the dangers of what is commonly called, "The Emergent Church." It is dangerous and heretical. As you will see from this DVD, it's leaders don't believe in Hell, don't believe in Heaven, don't believe in the need for salvation by grace through faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Indeed, one of them considers the cross to be, "a distraction and false advertising! for God."

There's a trailer in our store for this DVD, also, and if you'll take four minutes to watch it, I think you'll understand the necessity to get your hands on this important message and watch it in its entirety.
Paul's command to the church in Ephesus was to, "Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them," (Eph. 5:12). This DVD does a good job of exposing a dark movement that is acting as a subset within what has been called, "the evangelical community," and will equip you to expose it as well!

At no extra charge is included a DVD that is an expose' of the rocker Bono. It's shocking but truth-telling.

These are produced by our friends at "Good Fight Ministries," the outreach of Joe Schimmel, our frequent radio guest as recently as February 23. Find that programming here or here.


Alright troops! You have your assignment! Find the information you need to brush up on so you can be better equipped to share all that is happening with your fellow soldiers! As Jan quotes so often, "Who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?"

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Heidi Swander
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