Monday, December 9, 2013

Great Sayings and Wisdom.

Tom's Journal.

"And justice is turned back..." Isaiah 59: 14.

Tom's Journal.

I seriously injured my Left wrist which makes it very painful to type well.

I may just check in at the local VAMC U.P. here in the morning to see what it is that pains me, but I think it could be a snapped tenden. 
   Just a note to say that I may not be posting for a while.  Prayers always welcome, friends.  It's so nice to have a pretty wife to take care of you when/ if you get sick or injured, and I am truly blessed to have Terri as my wife and soul mate.  She is worth a lot to me !!  [smile]


NOTE: When writing about God and Jesus, The Daily Jot means YHVH as God and Yeshua Ha Mashiach as Jesus--the actual original names and the true nature and character of them.

Monday, December 9, 2013
Prophetic Consequences: Oppression at your door
Friday night, we went out to eat with a group of close friends. We passed down a couple of very rural roads on our way to the restaurant. It was dark and rainy. Around a bend all of a sudden a white SUV lit up like a Christmas tree. It was a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) "POLICE" vehicle. The vehicle was turning around to assist a driver who had run off the road. I wondered why a DHS police vehicle would be assisting in a local and very rural situation usually handled by local police and rescue. My investigation sent a chill down my spine. This White House has circumvented the Constitution and specific laws to establish a national police force similar to the SS and KGB.
According to the DHS website, "The Federal Protective Service (FPS) is a federal law enforcement agency that provides integrated security and law enforcement services to federally owned and leased buildings, facilities, properties and other assets. The FPS mission is to render federal properties safe and secure for federal employees, officials and visitors in a professional and cost effective manner by deploying a highly trained and multi-disciplined police force. ...FPS employs 1,225 federal staff (including 900 law enforcement security officers, criminal investigators, police officers, and support personnel) and 15,000 contract guard staff to secure over 9,000 buildings and safeguard their occupants."
DHS also has deployed Protective Security Advisors and Intelligence Officers to what it calls State Law Enforcement Fusion Centers at the state and local level to "assist and empower local law enforcement." The government uses operative words such as "integrated" and "other assets" to justify "assisting" local law enforcement by assuming authority through collaboration. The DHS website says: "FPS is organized to protect and serve...integrating intelligence gathering and sharing, and maintaining special operations capabilities all serve to make FPS a world-class security force." This results in police using cell towers and other high tech, military grade assets to spy on and intimidate you and me.
The US Constitution specifically enumerates the powers of government and the 10th Amendment requires that the powers not granted by the Constitution to the federal government are reserved to the states or the people. Further, the Posse Comitatius Act prevents the armed forces, except the Coast Guard, and the National Guard when taking action under state authority, from "executing the laws." DHS, IRS, CIA, FBI, and NSA are circumventing the Constitution all in the name of protection and justice. This curtails free speech, religious expression and privacy--in essence, it suppresses LIBERTY. This is the prophetic result of a nation turning away from God. Isaiah 59:14 says, "And justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter." We must pray, repent and act, or be enslaved.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

Chicken for Lunch.

Tom's Journal.

Well, You all know how much I love this web site by Jan Markell !!   If we are alive at all, we much admit that, "Olive Tree Ministries" is right on target all the time.... and just LOOK BACK AT THE YEAR OF 2013 !!   If Satan and obama did that much damage to our planet last year,  I can only imagine 2014! 
   I have a close friend, named Jerry B, in NH, who claims that he and his pretty wife are truly blessed with their pastor and Bible loving church there.....  and my wife and I feel the same way about our Christian congregation in the U.P. !!   Seems like I am finally getting that cold breathe of fresh air that I needed...  past a week of illness U.P. here in the frozen tundra.  But last year we also lost too many of our loved ones in the congregation and community, with a lot of them in their 50's !  That is too young.

And thank people like Suni, who gave me some stern council today about my blog post, to set me straight!  I ASK for a little 'feed back' from the friends on purpose.

OK,  time to eat a little chicken for lunch.


Birth Pangs 2013

By Jan Markell

December 9, 2013

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Events in the world of eschatology raced in 2013. Here is just a short list of how God's end-time prophetic scenario moved ahead throughout the year:

1) The potential for a deadly strike on Damascus, Syria, intensified. This would fulfill the warning found in Isaiah 17:1. Israel has weaponry pointed their way and will act should any deadly gesture come their way from Damascus. The passage points to the annihilation of Damascus.

2) The further isolation of Israel. With the Geneva deal back on November 24, an Israeli strike on Iran is likely imminent. Even former Defense Secretary Panetta says, "There is a strong likelihood that Israel will strike Iran in April, May, or June." She will be the goat of the world although she will do the world a tremendous favor. Iran can produce a bomb in 36 days. As this article states, now the Twelfth Imam, the Muslim Messiah, can return. Shi'ite tradition says he must return to a world of turmoil and violence.

3) America's complete betrayal of Israel. As Rep. Louie Gohmert says, "It was intentional and they had been putting pressure on Israel not to defend themselves. I'm told by people in Israel that you wouldn't believe the pressure that this administration has brought to bear on Israel not to defend herself." I stand by what I wrote on November 20 in my e-newsletter that many in the current U.S. administration are cheering for Israel's annihilation. No, that's not too strong of a comment.

4) The predicted "perilous times" of II Timothy 3 have escalated. David Horowitz's FrontPageMag asked in a headline on September 12, "What If Islamists Took Control of the White House?" On September 12, 2001, that was inconceivable. Today it is a reality.

5) We have seen the rise of lawlessness starting with the highest leaders in the land. Laws are broken with the stroke of a pen. The U.S. Constitution is ignored by American leaders acting in a totalitarian manner. Such leadership lawlessness inevitably leads to the lawlessness of the people under them. Charles Krauthammer writes an insightful article about the "breathtaking lawlessness" of our times here. Matthew 24:12 refers to the rise of lawlessness in the last days.

6) It was open season on Jews and Christians in 2013. Neither were safe. And the facts and truths of these stories were hidden by almost all media outlets except the Internet and Christian radio. The media will report perceived offenses to Muslims but not to Jews or Christians worldwide. In many countries, there is but a pile of ashes where once stood a church. This article calls the global war on Christians the "unreported catastrophe of our times."

7) Christians in the military were banned from sharing their faith (later rescinded). Such outfits as The American Family Association were called a "hate group." The IRS asked Christian groups applying for non-profit status what the content of their prayers was. Such marginalization is predicted for the last days.

8) If we are to look for signs in nature then we cannot dismiss the significance of one of the deadliest storms ever -- Typhoon Haiyan that struck the Philippines late in the year. It will take years for the region to recover. There was "perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves with hearts fainting for fear . . . " (Luke 21:25-27).

9) Many are asking if Gog is rising? Vladmir Putin has made a resurgence in world influence thanks to the decline of America and her current weak leadership. Putin is viewed by some as a savior in the Middle East for holding off an invasion of Syria. Putin smells blood in the water and is in the process of seizing global leadership away from President Obama. Ezekiel 38-39 refer to Gog of the land of Magog, a national force that will invade Israel in the latter years. Magog is the land to the uttermost north of Israel. Joel Rosenberg speculates on Putin being Gog here.

10) The Antichrist system is now in place. We learned in 2013 that spying was big business, even on American citizens. You are never alone! There is always somebody snooping over your shoulder! There is more info on you than you could imagine. Thus, the Antichrist system is being installed today. It will be ready to go when he arrives and he is crowned as a temporary king.

11) Hating God became a passionate sport. Atheist churches are springing up around the world complete with sermons, songs, and offerings. They proclaim the "mock of ages," not the "rock of ages." God as the source of absolute truth and moral authority has to go! They have a "form of godliness" but deny its power (II Timothy 3). Their motto is, "I believe in life before death."

12) Signs in the Heavens: The amazing Comet Ison. It's called "the comet of the century" with a tail millions of miles long. It introduced itself to us in late 2013.

13) Cash isn't dead yet but it is on life support. Even plastic could go by the wayside. The path is being made easy for an Antichrist system of global economic opportunity. Dr. Mark Hitchcock addressed this at "Understanding the Times 2013." It appears that Israel will be the world's first cashless society.

14) The further decline in man's character as men and women in high places, who should be setting a high standard as to morals and behavior, displayed abysmal character traits. The highest leaders of our land are proud liars, cheaters, and workers of iniquity. And they never even blush about their seared consciences.This is foretold
in many places but most obviously in II Timothy 3.

15) The longing for a "man with a plan," a "Mr.Fix-It," grew more intense this year. Even actor Mel Gibson said, "Someone must rise from the ashes and save us." He was referring to government instability and dysfunction. He does not know that the man waiting in the wings known as the Antichrist, will talk a good game but will set the world on its final deadly course.

16) The great end-time apostasy marches on. While not all churches are dysfunctional, one study concludes nearly 150,000 America churches are nearly terminal. That's almost 40% of U.S. churches. Frustration and conflict lead to a revolving door of pastors and apathy reigns within many. Folks will flock to false teachers and to seeker-sensitive churches where the true gospel is never preached.

I could go on but you get the point. We've all been busy watching and waiting in 2013. And listening. Listening for a trumpet sound that tells us it's time to leave this fractured world.

Stay tuned in the new year. It will be tumultuous. Watch it with an open Bible and with this ministry!


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Saturday, April 26

New to Our Program!
Holocaust survivor Anita Dittman will be present as we introduce the new documentary produced by WND Films based on her experiences. She is the subject of Jan Markell's book, "Trapped in Hitler's Hell." We will show a portion of the film

Blood is pooling in the Oval office.

Tom's Journal.

Very soon, I intend to honor my personal pledge of honoring God more than harping on smaller things that get under my skin, or personal vendettas... LOL.   And it's so much fun to be in the 'spear head of attack' in uncovering the cancer and corruption spreading in the USA like wild fire !   My heart will always be with the gallant, patriotic Military, but I owe Father God the 'first fruits' of my labors.  


Email:    [smile]

Tom Schuckman

PS:   After getting a hot  comment/ reply from one fine Christian lady and friend, Suni,  I now think and wish I would have framed my questions a bit differently...   for sure !!  Sorry if I ruffled some feathers -- and this is why I have a "COMMENT section" on my humble blog, dear friends.
     The Scriptures do tell us that in these 'Last Days' [book of Timothy, etc] that there would be liars, cheaters, thieves, and all sorts of ungodly people on Earth, with Satan leading a goodly part of them, if not the MAJORITY !!   Real Christians are usually not of that sort, and I certainly apologize for any implication, that "all women are liars, expecially when it comes to telling the truth about their money and expenditures."

Sorry Ladies, and sisters in Christ.   I will do better in the future, I promise.


Tommy Schuckman
1:44 PM,   12-9-13.

American warrior blood is pooling in Oval Office'

Is Obama bigger threat to U.S. military than even Taliban?

Published: 14 hours ago
Garth Kant is WND Washington news editor. Previously, he spent five years writing, copy-editing and producing at "CNN Headline News," three years writing, copy-editing and training writers at MSNBC, and also served several local TV newsrooms as producer, executive producer and assistant news director. He is the author of the McGraw-Hill textbook, "How to Write Television News."
WASHINGTON — Aaron Carson Vaughn was an All-American kid who became the best of the best, one of the most skilled warriors in history.
He was a highly decorated member of the elite Navy SEAL Team 6, but he was killed in Afghanistan under suspicious circumstances.
According to his father, Aaron’s life was squandered by a president who was more concerned with appeasing the enemy, and even our allies, than protecting those serving under his command.
Billy Vaughn also believes his son is dead because the Obama administration put a target right on the back of SEAL Team 6.
That’s why the title of Billy’s book about his son is “Betrayed.”
Former Rep. Allen West, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, called it a “must read.”
Retired Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin described the book as “a fascinating story of incredible courage and sacrifice, government deceit and the changing nature of warfare.”
And syndicated columnist Diana West wrote, “Betrayed takes aim at the lies and secrecy of a government no longer true to the American people — not even to the families whose sons have paid the ultimate price.”
Born to be a SEAL
Aaron Vaughn grew up on a small Tennessee farm enjoying fishing, hunting, football, four-wheeling and mudding. But he was born for something bigger, and he knew it.
At age 8, he began telling people, “One day, I’m going to be a Navy SEAL.” But he didn’t know he would have to overcome a torn ACL that left him even unable to jog, and two failed surgeries, to even try to realize his dream.
This remarkable overachiever didn’t just beat incredibly long odds, he excelled, setting SEAL training records that still stand.
Aaron’s father believes, because “he gave his life to Christ at such an early age,” his son always had a clear understanding of right and wrong, and good and evil, and also had a keen sense of history that “recognized the 1,400-year-old-war Islam has waged upon the world.”
Aaron was a family man, a devoted husband and father of two who risked everything to serve his country.
Tragically, according to Billy, Aaron became the sacrificial victim of a president more concerned with a quixotic quest to win hearts and minds than in winning a war.
“This is what our government wants, the appeasement of our so-called allies as well as our enemies,”Billy told WND.
Lives sacrificed for politics
Asked whether he believes President Obama is sacrificing American lives for politics, he said, “Yes, I absolutely do. We know that he did not take the advice of his generals in Afghanistan. We know what a train wreck he has committed in Iraq, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. We know that he is removing generals and admirals, one after another.”
And why would Obama do that?
“He is removing the men who might advise him differently than the route he wants to go,” he said.
Billy said Obama’s“hearts and minds’ strategy” made his son’s death a “calamity waiting to happen” and that “the shoot down of Extortion 17 (the call sign for the mission helicopter) is a symptom of a far bigger problem in our military today.”
Do you believe President Obama is causing American blood to be shed?

Revenge for Osama bin Laden
Thirty-year-old Special Operations Chief Aaron Vaughn was one of 30 U.S. special forces soldiers among those killed on Aug. 6, 2011, when a Chinook chopper was shot down by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan.
SEAL Team VI had killed Osama bin Laden three months earlier, on May 1, 2011.
The deaths are not unrelated, according to Aaron’s father, and many others.
They strongly suspect the downing of Extortion 17 was payback against SEAL Team VI for the death of bin Laden.
And they blame the Obama administration for recklessly identifying who killed the famous terrorist leader.
WND asked Billy: Who holds the most responsibility for your son’s death?
“Absolutely, it is the United States government.”
Blood is pooling in the oval office
He strongly suggested the U.S. president has the blood of American fighters on his hands.
“American blood is being shed in a foreign land, but the trail leads right back to the Oval Office,” he said. “American warrior blood is pooling in the Oval Office.”
Billy implied the commander in chief is a bigger threat to U.S. military personnel than even the Taliban: “The biggest killing field opened up on our American warriors today in that foreign land is on their rear flank by the Obama administration.”
He also suggested that a cowed military brass also has American blood on its hands and that high-ranking military leaders “refuse to speak up” because of politics.
Billy offered a radical solution to Obama administration policies.
“I think we need to withdraw our war fighters everywhere until this man is out of the White House and our rules of engagement are changed to allow our men and women to fight to win.”
Extortion 17 mystery
There is a fog surrounding the downing of Extortion 17, which leaves the families of those killed with many questions unanswered to this day.
  • Why was this elite unit made to fly into a three-hour-long firefight with an antiquated helicopter from the Vietnam War era?
  • Why were they forced to ride along with a team of quite possibly less-than-trustworthy Afghan allies?
  • Why did the Taliban seem to know SEAL Team 6 was aboard?
On the Navy SEAL website are these questions:
  • Why didn’t the helicopter have an air escort?
  • Why wasn’t the helicopter’s black box recovered?
  • Why weren’t last-minute changes in the Afghani personnel recorded in the flight manifest?
  • Why were all the bodies cremated?
  • Did leaks from the Osama bin Laden raid factor into the largest loss of life since the inception of the Naval Special Warfare?
What happened to Extortion 17?

Biden’s loose lips targets SEALs
There is no mystery who made the leak. It was the vice president of the United States, and he did it very publicly.
Vice President Joe Biden told the world in a speech on May 3, 2011, during a Washington, D.C., dinner event that a Navy SEAL team killed bin Laden.
SEALs were stunned by the revelation.
However, the administration had actually beaten Biden to the punch and almost immediately leaked word to the media that SEAL Team VI had killed the al-Qaida chief.
The very day of the mission, ABC News reported, “The force that swooped down on the world’s most wanted terrorist has been identified as SEAL Team Six of the “Naval Special Warfare Development Group.”
“[W]e don’t need to spike the football,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said three days after bin Laden was killed.
But, to the contrary, it appeared the administration had not been able to wait even 24 hours to reap political gains at the possible expense of the very team that executed the mission.
Billy said Aaron immediately told his mother, Karen, to delete all personal information from social media sites and to remove every reference to SEAL Team VI from her Facebook and Twitter accounts.
“The next day Aaron called his mom and said, ‘Mom, you need to take everything off your social media. There’s chatter. Our lives are in danger. Your life is in danger,’”Billy told WND.
“I never heard Aaron this concerned and worried in his entire life,” Karen told the Washington Times. “He called me and said, ‘Mom, you and Dad have to take everything down. Biden has just put a huge target on everybody.’”
Biden endangers 300 military families
Karen told Fox News, “I realized all of those families, you know, you’re talking about a community of around 300 families who were all of a sudden made targets by this administration.”
The Washington Times was scathing in its condemnation of the vice president’s revelation.
“Mr. Biden is a cynical opportunist, who will say and do anything to advance Mr. Obama’s agenda. He hung the SEALs out to dry in order to score cheap political points. He compromised a highly sensitive, covert operation that ended up costing dozens of U.S. lives.”
The Vaughns are among several SEAL Team 6 family members represented by former Reagan Justice Department attorney Larry Klayman in a lawsuit filed against Biden, former-Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
The suit seeks $200 million in damages. It alleges Biden and Panetta put a “target on the backs” of the SEALs, and Karzai tipped the Taliban off about the helicopter coordinates of the Extortion 17 operation.
As WND has reported, among their many suspicions, the families question the sudden replacement of seven Afghan commandos on board the helicopter just before take-off. The seven who died in the attack are not the seven listed in the flight manifest. The families say, to this day, none of them know who those dead Afghans were.
That leads the families to wonder if the original Afghan commandos may have tipped off the Taliban as to who was on board.
Was the fate of Extortion 17 due to negligence or a set-up?

An inside job
Billy told WND he believed the downing of the chopper was an inside job.
“Everything points to a probable ambush.”
Was that because, if our allies knew, then our enemy knew, as well?
“Absolutely,” he said.“The Pakistanis knew, too. And we had just invaded their sovereign air space 93 days earlier to kill bin Laden.”
Some suspect the Taliban set a trap by luring the SEALs into a firefight with false information about the presence of a high-value target.
A series of factors combined to make the family believe this attack was carefully planned and not just the result of a random “lucky shot,” as the U.S. military brass had told them.
Billy said the SEALs were ferried by a Vietnam-era Chinook helicopter rather than their customary state-of-the art special forces choppers because of a shortage of those models, due to an increase in special operations ordered by the president.
‘Surge’ becomes a‘fake war’
Billy said special operations commanders were essentially tasked with filling quotas, because the president wanted to report an increase in the “surge” requested by military brass, while actually winding down overall combat operations.
The father called it a“fake war.”
The Taliban were apparently aware of that situation and quite plausibly could have been waiting for the opportunity to target the older and much more vulnerable aircraft.
Making matters infinitely worse, before landing the Chinook, rules of engagement prevented U.S. fighters from clearing the area of potential enemies with suppressing fire because there could possibly have been civilians in the area.
Lt. Col. West said to put a Chinook into an operation that had been going on for hours with no suppressing fire was “incomprehensible.”
The Chinook was attacked at its most vulnerable moment, just as it was landing.
The U.S. military said the helicopter was hit by a “one-in-a-million” rocket-propelled-grenade lucky shot, but others suspect the craft was more likely hit by a heat-seeking missile.
Hearts and minds
Perhaps more than any other factor, Billy blamed his son’s death on the “winning hearts and minds”strategy that caused so many other dangerous factors to come into play, such as the lack of suppressing fire and the integration of less-than-trustworthy Afghans into the ranks.
“All the years Aaron was training to be a SEAL he never once told me, ‘Dad, we’re being trained to win their hearts and minds.’”
Billy said he didn’t remember the U.S. military trying to win the hearts and minds of the Nazis in World War II.
History lesson
On the the website devoted to Aaron, Billy and Karen have devoted themselves to fighting this war culturally, as opposed to kinetically, and WND asked him what that meant.
“It’s what Karen and I feel we must do,” he said. “The U.S.A. could win this war against the jihadists tomorrow, if we would engage them.”
Billy warned we must learn from history.
“On Dec. 7, 1941, America was not engaged against the Japanese. But the Japanese were fully engaged in all-out war against the United States.”
President Obama declared America will never be at war against Islam. But Billy believes radical Islam is at war with America.
“Islamist jihadists are fully engaged against America today,” he said. “They are operating on our soil. Our walls have been breached.”
He believes America has let its guard down since Sept. 11, 2001, and, “We have Muslim Brotherhood in our government actively working against regular American citizens.”
Billy describes jihadist infiltration in America as a clear and present danger made worse because it is being ignored.
“Today, we are not worried about the jihadists being here, and they are here among us, and they are winning everyday because we refuse to engage,” he said.
‘We could very easily lose’
He and Karen are trying to warn Americans, “We could very easily lose. We could very easily lose what our son and other men and women have given their lives’ blood to defend.”
Billy, a devout Christian, puts the emphasis on love rather than hate.
“They (American warriors) volunteered to go fight in a foreign land because they love what’s behind them more than they hate what’s in front of them.”
He closed with one last warning: “We could lose, even after all those men and women have sacrificed.”
Hobby Lobby Founder-May Close ALL Stores

The wisdom that comes from above is first, pure, then peaceable, gentle, open
to reason, full of mercy and good fruit, without uncertainty or insincerity.
James 3:17

By David Green, the founder and CEO of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.

When my family and I started our company 40 years ago, we were working out of a garage on a $600 bank loan, assembling miniature picture frames. Our first retail store wasn't much bigger than most people's living rooms, but we had faith that we would succeed if we lived and worked according to God's word.

From there, Hobby Lobby has become one of the nation's largest arts and crafts retailers, with more than 500 locations in 41 states. Our children grew up into fine business leaders, and today we run Hobby Lobby together, as a family.

We're Christians, and we run our business on Christian principles. I've always said that the first two goals of our business are (1) to run our business in harmony with God's laws, and (2) to focus on people more than money. And that's what we've tried to do. We close early so our employees can see their families at night. We keep our stores closed on Sundays, one of the week's biggest shopping days, so that our workers and their families can enjoy a day of rest.

We believe that it is by God's grace that Hobby Lobby has endured, and he has blessed us and our employees. We've not only added jobs in a weak economy, we've raised wages for the past four years in a row. Our full-time employees start at 80% above minimum wage.

But now, our government threatens to change all of that.

A new government healthcare mandate says that our family business MUST provide what I believe are abortion-causing drugs as part of our health insurance.

Being Christians, we don't pay for drugs that might cause abortions, which means that we don't cover emergency contraception, the morning-after pill or the week-after pill. We believe doing so might end a life after the moment of conception, something that is contrary to our most important beliefs.

It goes against the Biblical principles on which we have run this company since day one.