Ho, Ho, Ho.... Brrrrrrrrr ! Dang, it's cold U.P. here, but we do have a 'trade off.' U.P. in the great Northern Woods, we have lower house and auto insurance, simply because the crime is much lower than the big cities South of us, and the price of real estate is lower too, because there are not a great abundance of high paying jobs. Given the Pro's and Con's , our smaller community which is about 2 hours' drive North of Green Bay, WI., is a paradise for older, retired Veterans and Sportsmen, and the local VAMC is only 3 miles from where we live, so that is a plus... depending on how you look on it. For the most part, that VAMC takes care of me, and I get along well with most of the care givers except for one 'imported doctor.' I get all my candy and care 100% free, [actually I paid for it completely according to the rules of being Disabled-- although I would rather be "whole" and in good health]. But still, life can be good, especially when a man like me who has been around the block a few times, and through the mill, banged up and broken, knows that there are many homeless Veterans and others out in the cold, and not many folks really care !! I DO CARE, but I am determined to build enough 'safety nets' and parachutes to guard against circumstances that have burned me royal in the past. The price of good silver is pretty low right now, and I don't know why more folks don't invest in SOME OF IT.... duh. A very trusted place to deal with is: Money Metals Exchange.com [phone: 800-800-1865]. I am retired with many bills to pay but I still would like to invest a little bit... if I could get my wife to understand the times...... And the price of food is high, so it makes sense to me, to stock up on rice and beans, etc. The way I figure it, too many of our combined relatives, children and some friends are not Saved yet, so heaven forbid that they 'get left behind' at the Rapture, they can have and use anything we leave behind. Will I really care what happens to a few rolls of dime and quarters if I am safe -- up in heaven ??? Not ! Another school of thought is: My dear wife thinks that she will alienate her kids and relatives if she preaches the Gospel of Jesus Christ to them, but I told her that she ought to STAND UP FOR WHAT SHE BELIEVES IN and sacrifice an hour of time to really share that Gospel of Love and Salvation ! ! BTW... ALL Christians are commanded to share this Good News of the Gospel ! But then again, IF all real Christians voted the Right Way, we would not have an illegal alien in the WH, destroying America.... Ha! And if I lose my head, literally, for saying this, so be it. Just use a sharp sword, please. It has already started in other parts of the world, without much contesting and resistance. Maybe something has been put into the water we drink to dry up our manhood, but then, the different groups like the TPP's --Tea Party Patriots, and OathKeepers, and combat Vets are still 'intact' and unafraid to resist tyranny and bear arms, IMHO. Actually, Legally, the POTUS have broken many serious laws of the land, and STILL IN POWER !! I am just waiting for the new Congress to stand up and take action. But like I said before, somehow, someway, the Scriptures MUST come true and the whole world WILL degrade and suffer a lot more in the near future, and the New World Order of a One World Gov't led by Satan the devil. He is working over time too.
I don't give many presents at this time, but I wish all my personal friends and relatives a Merry Christmas, and a stable, happy New Year, albeit I KNOW that things will most certainly get worse, just from readying my KJV Bible often enough. Here is the lone of reasoning: The book of Revelation reveals that after the Rapture, and the Great Tribulation starts, the world will develop a "One World Gov't" and religion. Go figure that true Christianity/ all Saved Christians WON'T BE HERE ON EARTH ANYMORE !! So.... some chain of events will have to take place to force the people of the world to accept this "One World Beastly Gov't", and things will have had to get MUCH worse than they are right now, but we can "see" how this is all unraveling now in the world, with big time slavery of ISIS, much rape, murder, and beheading happening every single day in the Middle East and Africa, etc. !! And our present WH and Congress can only give some weak, limp, lip service to these harsh facts of the day. Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Christmas !
Yes, I am glad and happy that Jesus was born to a virgin, some 1900 years ago, who sacrificed himself on the cross and died in a horrible manner, to save the world of mankind from hell and damnation! Not only am I thankful, old sinner man that I am, but I am Saved and know for sure where I am going upon my death or Rapture! As you all know, I take an active part in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Matt. 10: 32 --- Both on my humble Blog: TOM'S JOURNAL, but also personally, by commenting on the TEA PARTY PATRIOTS' Blog/ Web Site, and also handing out free Bible Tracts to many whom I meet every day that I am out and about. The H.S. [Holy Spirit] directs me in these matters, of course.
My fondest wish and plan is to intensify the preaching/ sharing effort even more next year, 2015 !! Won't you all join me, please ? Then, please pray with me, and for me, to that end.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
A time to be bold
There is no religion other than Christianity that causes such division around the world. A friend of mine said it is because Christianity is real. It reaches to the depth of the soul. There is no other faith that gives freedom of choice. There is no other faith that does not require works to get into heaven. There is no other faith that treats truth as an absolute. There is no other belief that depends on the mercy of its god, but is given total assurance of salvation by simply a step of true faith. And there is no other faith that requires only an acceptance of Jesus Christ as personal savior as the sole means for attaining everlasting life.
And Jesus is the stumbling stone. I was listening to a secular radio program while driving into town the other day. The morning announcer was saying that Christians, such as himself, should not be afraid to say Merry Christmas and stand up for their beliefs. A caller identified himself as an evangelical Christian. He said that Christians should not be afraid to speak of the true meaning of Christmas, which to him was all about grace and love and mercy. In his three minutes on the air, this evangelical did not once mention Jesus Christ. The announcer reminded the caller that he missed the entire reason for Christmas-Jesus Christ coming to give salvation to all who receive Him.
Herein lies the rub with Christians. Many evangelical Christians have become uncomfortable saying the name Jesus Christ. I'm not sure how you can evangelize without mentioning Jesus because, sooner or later, it comes down to whether a person accepts Jesus as their personal savior. A missionary friend of mine said he once visited a church in San Francisco with a non believer. The service had lively worship, contemporary preaching and they baptized a young man in the name of all that is good and just and righteous. In a discussion afterwards, the non-believer found it strange that Jesus was never mentioned in the service.
In Matthew 10:32 thru 37, Jesus puts it on the line. He says, "Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household. He that loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he that loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me." Be bold in Jesus.