Monday, November 30, 2015

The Yuan Ascends --- World Reserve Status !

Tom's Journal.

Hello Friends:
    If you search my blog archives you will certainly see all the warnings that I published in the past two years about the Chinese money coming up, hard and strong !   Well....   I am finally right/ correct !    Sorry,  Guys,  now there will be a lot of blood  letting.   But that is just the beginning....
       I have got a Plan, a System, that I believe in,  and I am following it.   Perhaps abusive mouths won't make fun of me anymore.    But then,  I never cared much for people who do nothing ---  but brag what they might do, or would do....  which amounts to nothing.   Frankly,  this gives me joy to celebrate just a little,  and I bought some Champagne to chill out !   

And I am so happy and grateful that I have two fine people to help me around the house, etc., when I needed someone the most.   I have learned a long time ago that many people who think they are holy because they attend some church.....   but the reality of it is:   "Standing in a church no more makes you a real Christian,  than standing in a repair garage makes you a mechanic, or a car !"   The world of mankind have "Sayers of the Word --- and Doers of the Word."    It's action that I want to reward...  not so-called, 'good intentions.'   And those who help the most are usually the ones who have the least,  but God knows their hearts,   and I see their actions.   I will try hard NEVER to let such ones starve, if I can help it.    Jesus said about as much, also, telling the story of the good Samaritan.   Ponder on that thought for a few years.

It might be a good idea to cut and paste, or share this blog post with your real friends.

Warm Regards,

The Yuan Ascends to World Reserve Status: “Dollar System Being Done Away With”

Mac Slavo
November 30th, 2015
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Yuan vs. Dollar
Today’s news is a historic milestone. The dollar’s days are numbered, and the new global economic order is shifting into place.
As many insiders have expected, China has now officially gained status among the world reserve currencies, taking place alongside the dollar, the euro, the pound and the yen.
The IMF decided to grant this upgrade as a result of financial and monetary benchmarks that Chinese leaders worked towards during the past several years. Its implications run deep.
Via Reuters:
The International Monetary Fund on Monday, as expected, admitted China’s yuan into its benchmark currency basket in a victory for Beijing’s campaign for recognition as a global economic power.
The IMF executive board’s decision to add the yuan, also known as the renminbi, to the Special Drawing Rights (SDR) basket alongside the dollar, euro, pound sterling and yen, is an important milestone in China’s integration into the global financial system and a nod to the progress it has made with reforms.
IMF chief Christine Lagarde, who along with in-house experts has previously backed the move, made it clear she did not expect Beijing to stop there.
“The yuan’s inclusion is a largely symbolic move, with few immediate implications for financial markets. But it is the first time an additional currency has been added to the SDR basket and the biggest change in its composition in 35 years.
Below is IMF chief Christine Legarde’s statement on the new benchmark of global currency, and what will inevitably be a resettling for the people affected by it – not least the American people who could see a significant decline in their living standard after an era of economic supremacy that the United States has enjoyed since the end of WWII:

If America sees the worst case scenario, the dollar collapse will be the most devastating in history, and the results could be even worse than Germany suffered during the Weimar Republic era.
The Chinese renminbi will hold about 10% weight in the basket of currencies, with adjustments in the value of the euro, pound and yen to make room for it. Though the weight of the dollar, which holds 41.9% of global reserve value under the Special Drawing Rights (SDR), will not change with the inclusion of the renminbi, the symbolic challenge to dollar supremacy is obvious enough.
Last set in 2010, the basket is currently 41.9 percent dollar, 37.4 percent euro, 11.3 percent sterling and 9.4 percent yen. The yuan CNH= CNY= would not join until October 2016, allowing reserve managers time to prepare. (source)
According to the New York Times:
The I.M.F. decision will help pave the way for broader use of the renminbi in trade and finance, securing China’s standing as a global economic power. But it also introduces new uncertainty into China’s economy and financial system, as the country was forced to relax many currency controls to meet the I.M.F. requirements.
The changes could inject volatility into the Chinese economy, since large flows of money surge into the country and recede based on its prospects. This could make it difficult for China to maintain its record of strong, steady growth, especially at a time when its economy is already slowing.
China’s leadership has made it a priority to join this group of currencies… The renminbi’s new status “will improve the international monetary system and safeguard global financial stability,” President Xi Jinping of China said in mid-November.
Though the official talking line is quick to suggest that China could actually be hurt by new pressures on its already struggling economy, the significance of the move is not the short term, but the turning of the tide.
The death of the dollar has been planned. Its global reign has been scheduled for termination. It is the end of days for the monopoly of global sales in U.S. petrodollars, a paradigm which has propped up an economy that has, in reality, been gutted out from underneath. Now the thin overlay of gloss and decadence is vulnerable to bursting, and starting a flood that the Federal Reserve won’t be able to stop by sticking its finger in the dam and digitally printing more and more money.
As many have discussed, the end of the dollar will be much more than symbolic once the full transition has taken place. The dollar has propped up an increasingly corrupt empire. And its fall, like that of the dinosaurs or the Soviets, will come crashing down on its own weight with a terrible thud.
The American people stand to become absolutely ruined; mobs of people could become destitute, and a dismal police state would keep order in a dreary new normal.
USA Watchdog previously reported:
“V” explains, “We are entering a time which I call the collapse point. At the collapse point, there is going to be massive systemic shock. Why? Because you have one paradigm and one system being done away with, which is the dollar. It is going to be replaced by a new system. During that transition period, you cannot expect to trade anything because what do you trade it in? That’s why the Chinese are gearing up their own gold price fix. Once that collapse point happens and the world reels from the systemic shock, the Chinese gold price fix and the BRICS system will be there to fill in that vacuum. That is what’s being set up right now.”
Tess Pennington has discussed these difficult times, which may be coming, in her The Prepper’s Blueprint noting that it won’t take much to upend society and just like Greece, if the debt bubble does burst it will have a direct and immediate impact on the normal flow of commerce:
Collectively speaking, most Americans take for granted the system in place to deliver essential supplies to their area. “The system,” an underlying infrastructure that keeps goods, services and commerce in America flowing creates a sense of normalcy and order. Food, water, gasoline and medications are just a few of the items restocked weekly in order for our dependent society to maintain a steady flow. What many fail to grasp is just how fragile the system is and just how quickly it can collapse.

The report goes on to explain that consumer fear and panic will exacerbate shortages. News of a truck stoppage—whether on the local level, state or regional level, or nationwide—will spur hoarding and drastic increases in consumer purchases of essential goods. Shortages will materialize quickly and could lead to civil unrest.
Source: When the Trucks Stop Deliver The System Will Collapse
Read more:
Global Finance Ditching Dollar and Isolating Doomed West: “Because They KNOW Collapse is Coming”
Putin Targets US Monetary System: “Aims to Eliminate the US Dollar and the Euro From Trade”
Dollar Moves Shake the World: “Federal Reserve Could Start a Currency War”
America to Collapse As Dollar Dies: “You Cannot Stop What Is Coming… 25 to 50 Million Dead in 90 Days”
Shock Report: China Dumps Half a Trillion Dollars: “Something Is Very, Very Wrong”

Sunday, November 29, 2015

The EMP Threat is Real.

Tom's Journal.

CSS Offical-New-Logo2
The EMP threat is a story that just will not go away. This article bring to light some of the most recent developments of the US government in an attempt thwart what is believed to be an impending EMP threat.
Two missile launches by a rogue state , which detonate 100 miles above the mid-continent United States would lead to a catastrophic blackout of the nation’s power grid.

New Concerns Over an Old Problem

Yesterday, one of my most realiable conduits of information, Paul Martin contacted me with urgent information regarding urgent preparations by this government for what they believe to be an impending EMP threat. Paul has proven himself to be a reliable source of information because he is connected to very good, albeit anonymous sources of information. His message to me was that there has been an intense and all encompassing set of drills conducted by the “agencies” designed to practice against an anticipated EMP attack. The drills were ostensibly covert, yet word has indeed leaked out.
After Paul called me I immediately contacted and was able to speak at length to one of my most reliable sources. In effect, he confirmed what Paul Martin had told me, but this conversation went much further. Subsequently, I have spent a complete night researching the literature in order to provide confirming/disconfirming information to what I was told. I have concluded that an EMP attack is likely and the alphabet soup agencies are fully aware of the looming threat and are taking predictable steps to mitigate the problem. In fact, the mitigation efforts for such an attack has been ongoing for sometime.

Government Preparations for an EMP Attack

The pied piper for the need for an all-encompassing nation defense strategy to defend against an EMP attack.
The pied piper for the need for an all-encompassing nation defense strategy to defend against an EMP attack.
For the past sixyears, I have written about the efforts of my Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ) and how he has tried to become the Paul Revere of the EMP danger. I have previously expressed extreme frustration because Franks seemed like the lone voice in the wilderness as he was desperately trying to save this nation from a catastrophe of unprecedented proportions. Yet, it now seems that his efforts have produced some positive results.

The Reopening of NORAD’s Cheyenne Mountain Facility in Colorado Springs

The Wall Street Journal featured an op-ed piece, written by two former Reagan-era government officials, Henry Cooper and Peter Fry.   The authors spoke of a potential and devastating attack to the US power grid by rogue, nuclear states such as North Korea and Iran. This has subsequently led the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) to return to its previous location inside Cheyenne Mountain near Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Cooper and Pry stated that, “Because the enormous bunker in the hollowed-out mountain, built to survive a Cold War-era nuclear conflict, can also resist an electromagnetic-pulse attack, or EMP. An EMP strike, most likely from the detonation of a nuclear weapon in space, would destroy unprotected military and civilian electronics nationwide, and would subsequently  the electric grid and other critical infrastructure for months or years. The staggering human cost of such a catastrophic attack is not difficult to imagine.”
Since Franks first started sounding the alarm in 2008, the Pentagon has indeed moved towards shielding its global air defense command from being knocked out by an electromagnetic pulse EMP attack. However, and very predictably, the Obama administration has miserably failed to act on the urgent and time-sensitive recommendations to protect the country’s civilian electronic infrastructure from the catastrophic effects of an EMP attack.
Should the nation be surprised that Obama has failed to act upon this real threat? This is just one more item of proof that Obama is a Manchurian Candidate who is determined to keep “fundamentally transforming America”, until there is no more America. 
Cooper, Pry and my insider source all indentified two nations as being the most likely source of an EMP attack. And these two nationsThe likeliest source of such an attack would be North Korea or Iran, according to Cooper, former director of the Strategic Defense Initiative, launched by the late President Ronald Reagan, and Pry, executive director of the EMP Task Force on National and Homeland Security and a veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency.
In the Journal, Cooper and Pry point out that Iran and North Korea  “Iran should be regarded as already having have successfully orbited satellites on South-Polar trajectories that appear to practice evading U.S. missile defenses nuclear missiles capable of making an EMP attack against the U.S.,” noting, and at optimum altitudes to make a surprise EMP attack.Hardening the national electric grid would cost a few billion dollars, a trivial amount compared with the loss of electricity and lives following an EMP attack.” An EMP Commission, recently formed asked Obama to draft an Executive Order to protect that nation’s infrastructure. However, and Cooper and Pry point out, Obama has failed to act upon the request.
Yet, Obama is the unworthy recipient of preferential treatment. In the event of an EMP attack, the President has a “special plane” dubbed Nighthawk which can survive and function during an EMP attack. The plane is loaded with a mix of high tech equipment and analog and primitive communication devices which still might be in play in some ground sites.
The Naval War College has stated that in the event of a full-scale EMP attack, 90% of all Americans will be dead within two years.

The Areas You Don’t Want to Be When an EMP Is Discharged

As James Wesley Rawles pointed out to me in a recent interview, there are several areas that would be very unfortunate for your to be at when an EMP is discharged.
  1. Being in one of the 4,000 planes that would be flying, would be fatal.
  2. Being in the hospital on life-sustaining equipment.
  3. Being trapped in a high rise building elevator. This would become your tomb.
  4. Being on the highway at night when all the lights and go out as well as most car engines. There would be multiple and devastating accidents.
  5. Being more that 10 miles from home in harsh weather. Do you have a bug in bag? Consider a fold up bike.
The list is more extensive, but you get the idea.


For the price of one B-1 bomber, Obama refuses to act to protect America from such an attack. Since the two most likely states who will carry out this attack, Iran and North Korea, we should consider an attack by these states upon the United States to be an attack from their dominant allies, Russia and China.
Also, the President and his top officials will survive. Will you?
In past articles I have written about an EMP attack, I have not had such concrete information regarding an impending attack with the full knowledge of the US governemnt. And what is Obama doing to protect you? Nothing!
Don't wait for the collapse of the dollar because it will be too late.
Don’t wait for the collapse of the dollar because it will be too late.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

What All Believing Christians Need to Know-- The Rapture Proof.

Tom's Journal.

This is from my friend,  Greg L :

SHARE! I have even sent this ti=o a few people in Congress! It is time we Americans make a stand and DEMAND your Congressional reps, state reps block these Syrian immigrants and stop the enactment of Sharia Law! Dearborn, MI is notated in this article! This iss not a laughing matter anymore; it is very serious and it is time the American people take a firm stand! And, if you have not started prepping, I strongly suggest you do so! IT IS COMING! Stock-up on food, emergency items, and a LOT OF AMMO! LOCK AND LOAD, Folks! Either you take a stand, or get on the bus! GOD BLESS AMERICA!

On Saturday, November 28, 2015 12:06 PM

Subject: Scary article : Joys of Muslim Women...a must read......


20 years from now, I will be in Heaven --bye !!
This was written by a woman born in Egypt as a Muslim.. Make sure you read the paragraph (in red)towards the end.  

Joys of Muslim Women
By Nonie Darwish


In the Muslim faith a Muslim man can marry a child as young as 1 year old and have sexual intimacy with this child. Consummating the marriage by 9.  

The dowry is given to the family in exchange for the woman (who becomes his slave) and for the purchase of the private parts of the woman, to use her as a toy.


Even though a woman is abused she cannot obtain a divorce.  

To prove rape, the woman must have (4) male witnesses.

Often after a woman has been raped, she is returned to her family and the family must return the dowry. The family has the right to execute her (an honor killing) to restore the honor of the family. Husbands can beat their wives 'at will' and he does not have to say why he has beaten her


The husband is permitted to have (4 wives) and a temporary wife for an hour (prostitute) at his discretion.


The Sharia Muslim law controls the private as well as the public life of the woman.


In the Western World ( Canada, Australia, United States and Britain ) Muslim men are starting to demand Sharia Law so the wife cannot obtain a divorce and he can have full and complete control of her. It is amazing and alarming how many of our sisters and daughters attending American, Canadian, Universities and British Universities are now marrying Muslim men and submitting themselves and their children unsuspectingly to the Sharia law.


By passing this on, enlightened Canadian, Australians, American and British women may avoid becoming a slave under Sharia Law.  

Ripping the West in Two.

Author and lecturer Nonie Darwish says the goal of radical Islamists is to impose Sharia law on the world, ripping Western law and liberty in two.


She recently authored the book, Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law. Darwish was born in Cairo and spent her childhood in Egypt and Gaza before immigrating to America in 1978, when she was eight years old. Her father died while leading covert attacks on Israel . He was a high-ranking Egyptian military officer stationed with his family in Gaza ....


When he died, he was considered a "shahid," a martyr for jihad. His posthumous status earned Nonie and her family an elevated position in Muslim society..


But Darwish developed a skeptical eye at an early age. She questioned her own Muslim culture and upbringing.. She converted to Christianity after hearing a Christian preacher on television.  

In her latest book, Darwish warns about creeping sharia law - what it is, what it means, and how it is manifested in Islamic countries.


For the West, she says radical Islamists are working to impose sharia on the world. If that happens, Western civilization will be destroyed. Westerners generally assume all religions encourage a respect for the dignity of each individual. Islamic law (Sharia) teaches that non-Muslims should be subjugated or killed in this world.


Peace and prosperity for one's children is not as important as assuring that Islamic law rules everywhere in the Middle East and eventually in the world.


While Westerners tend to think that all religions encourage some form of the golden rule, Sharia teaches two systems of ethics - one for Muslims and another for non-Muslims. Building on tribal practices of the seventh century, Sharia encourages the side of humanity that wants to take from and subjugate others..


While Westerners tend to think in terms of religious people developing a personal understanding of and relationship with God, Sharia advocates executing people who ask difficult questions that could be interpreted as criticism


It's hard to imagine, that in this day and age, Islamic scholars agree that those who criticize Islam or choose to stop being Muslim should be executed. Sadly, while talk of an Islamic reformation is common and even assumed by many in the West, such murmurings in the Middle East are silenced through intimidation.


While Westerners are accustomed to an increase in religious tolerance over time, Darwish explains how petro dollars are being used to grow an extremely intolerant form of political Islam in her native Egypt and elsewhere.


(In twenty years there will be enough Muslim voters in Canada, Australia, the U.S. And Britain To elect the heads of Government by themselves! Rest assured they will do so... You can look at how they have taken over several towns in the USA .. Dearborn Mich. Is one and there are others....) ( Britain has several cities now totally controlled by Muslims)


I think everyone in Canada, Australia, the U.S. And Great Britain Should be required to read this, but with the ACLU, there is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us sends it on!


It is too bad that so many are disillusioned with life and Christianity to accept Muslims as peaceful.. Some may be but they have an army that is willing to shed blood in the name of Islam.. The peaceful support the warriors with their finances and own kind of patriotism to their religion. While Canada, Australia, the U.S.A. and Britain are getting rid of Christianity from all public sites and erasing God from the lives of children the Muslims are planning a great jihad on North America, Australia and Britain .....


This is your chance to make a difference...! Pass it on to your email list or at least those you think will listen..


Some of those I'm sending it to WILL NOT! Put your head back under the covers AND DO NOTHING!





Hi Friends,
When ever I share the Gospel and other Christian teachings from the KJV Bible,  I will always get at least one 'character' who wants to argue,  dispute or challenge that fact !   So, for some, I suppose that is a 'dry subject matter'  but just like Math,  we ALL need to learn it.   The Rapture is such a grand, BEAUTIFUL event that We Christians have --- that it cheers us up, immediately and might even send chills down our spine bone !   To think, that Our Father God, is so powerful and mighty,  that He can actually deliver us from the sting of death, and "Translate" us [just like Enoch] instantly from flesh and blood, into a spirit and jet us up to HEAVEN ! !   Wow!   

Now...  compare that to the false Islamic teaching:  a 'good man who obeys the Koran, MAYBE goes to heaven and 'enjoys' the company of 70 virgins...'    But I have always wondered... what do good virgins get in heaven as a reward ? ?  Ha!   You see,  women are not equal to the men, in Islam.   They are more like cattle, a good horse, gold, etc.... a commodity.   Sorry,  guys,  there is something wrong with that kind of backward belief system, IMHO.   Yes, I know that I could easily 'lose my head' for saying/ printing something like this.   Just use a good, sharp sword, please.    But,  I happen to be a good knife sharpener and knife collector/ enthusiast and teach the RIGHT people how to use them effectively,  and how to accurately throw "edged weapons"  repeatedly.     I also recommend a great company like:   --- to buy some of the finest knives in the world...  in my humble opinion. [IMHO].   If I were you,  I would certainly invest in a good, solid, sharp knife, for defense, and cutting your ham and bacon.     Smile.

And now for some heavy, more important subject matter.

Warm Regards,
Tommy  Schuckman 

Nov 18, 2015

The Rapture (Part 31)

Andy Woods
Dr. Andy Woods Sugar Land Bible Church
My previous articles commenced a series on the rapture of the church. We began with the question, "What is the Rapture?" This question can best be answered by noting ten truths about the rapture from 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 and 1 Corinthians 15:50-58. We then moved to a second main question, namely, when will the rapture take place relative to the coming seven-year Tribulation period? We offered the contention that believers can develop certainty that they will be raptured before the Tribulation period occurs for at least seven reasons. After dealing with these two questions, we began to explore some of the weaknesses associated with the other competing views that seek to answer the question, "When Will the Rapture Take Place Relative to the Coming Tribulation Period?" At least five differing perspectives exist. We noted at the onset that it is important to understand that all of the non-pretribulation positions have a difficult time handling the seven arguments favoring pre-tribulationalism previously discussed in this series. We have already noted the problems associated with mid-tribulationalism. In the last few articles we began to scrutinize the arguments claiming to favor post-tribulationalism. In this article, we will complete our analysis of post-tribulationalism.
Post-Tribulation Rapture

Post-tribulational Rapture

Post-tribulation rapture theory contends that the rapture will take place at the end of the coming Tribulation period. This view typically sees no distinction between the rapture and the Second Advent and thus seeks to harmonize all references to Christ's return as taking place at the end of the future Tribulation period. Those adhering to the post-tribulational rapture typically rely on at least one of four arguments to support their position. In past articles, we noted that post-tribulationism errs in superficially connecting Paul's depiction of the rapture (1 Thess. 4:13-18; 1 Cor. 15:50-58) with either the events of Matthew 24:30-31 or Revelation 20:4-6. Moreover, we noted that contrary to the assertion of post-tribulationalism, although believers will be exempted from some of the judgments during the Tribulation period, they will still be subjected to many other judgments during this time period. Thus, post-tribulationism errs in failing to understand that the divine promise of Revelation 3:10 conveys a complete escape not only from coming Tribulation judgments but also from the very time of those judgments. We further observed that post-tribulationism's argument from antiquity errs in appealing to historical sources outside the Bible, failing to acknowledge that imminency was embraced by many Church Fathers, and failing to understand the notion of progressive illumination of prophetic truth.
Having responded to the four major arguments advanced by post-tribulationalists, we then began to consider five major problems with post-tribulationalism. An examination and exploration of the cumulated problems with this view should make unbiased interpreters highly reticent to adopt this perspective. These five problems include the mortal population of the millennial kingdom, the Hebrew wedding sequence, the pointlessness of the preparation of the believers' heavenly dwellings (John 14:2-3), the lack of time for the Bema Seat Judgment, and the pointlessness of the church being caught up only to immediately return to the earth. In the last article, we examined the third of these five problems, which pertains to the pointlessness of the preparation of the believers' heavenly dwellings (John 14:2-3). In this article we will briefly examine the fourth and fifth problems with post-tribulationism. These relate to the lack of sufficient time for the Bema Seat Judgment as well as the pointlessness of the church being caught up only to immediately return to the earth.
4. The Lack of Time for the Bema Seat Judgment. Second Corinthians 5:8 speaks of the church in heaven. Then, 2 Corinthians 5:10 describes the Bema Seat Judgment. Thus, the Bema Seat Judgment will take place when the church is with Christ in heaven. According to 1 Thessalonians 4:17, the event which will bring the church into heaven will be the rapture of the church. Pentecost explains:
It is scarcely necessary to point out that this examination must take place in the sphere of the heavenlies. It is said in 1 Thessalonians 4:17 that "we shall be caught up... in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air." Since the bema follows the translation, the "air" must be the scene of it. This is further supported by 2 Corinthians 5:1-8, where Paul is describing events that take place when the believer is "absent from the body, and...present with the Lord." Thus, this event must take place in the Lord's presence in the sphere of the "heavenlies." [1]
Notice that Revelation 19:7-8 portrays the church returning with Christ at the end of the seven year Tribulation period already rewarded. These verses say, "'...For the marriage of the Lamb has come and his bride has made herself ready. Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.' (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints)." Notice that the bride, who represents the church (Eph. 5:23), is pictured returning with Christ at the end of the Tribulation period already rewarded, as represented by the clean linen.
Let's put all of this together. Because the church will experience the Bema Seat Judgment in heaven, this judgment must take place after the rapture which is the event which will usher the church into heaven. Moreover, the church must experience this judgment before the bodily return of Christ at the end of the seven-year Tribulation period because the church is pictured as returning with Christ already rewarded. In sum, during the seven-year period while the church is in heaven in between the rapture and the bodily return of Christ, the Bema Seat Judgment will take place. Living with the knowledge that at any moment the Christian can be removed from the earth via the rapture and subsequently ushered into the presence of Christ to be rewarded for how his life was spent since spiritual birth is indeed a powerful incentive for holy living in the present!
Furthermore, Ephesians 5:25, 27 states, "Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for present her to Himself as a radiant church..." (italics added). When will the church be officially presented to Christ? This event will take place in heaven when the church has been reunited with Christ following the rapture. Scripture refers to this event as the Marriage Supper of the Lamb (Rev. 19:9).
Why is this name used? When a Jewish couple was united in marriage, a celebration involving feasting usually followed the wedding ceremony. [2] Similarly, when Christ's bride the church is officially presented to Christ the groom, a wonderful heavenly celebration involving feasting will take place. This is why the designation the Marriage Supper of the Lamb is used to describe this event.
Revelation 19:7 portrays Christ's bride the church returning with Christ to the earth at the end of the Tribulation period immediately after the transpiring of the "Marriage of the Lamb." This verse says, "Let us rejoice and be glad and give Him glory! For the wedding of the lamb has come, and His bride has made herself ready." Thus, the Marriage of the Lamb, like the Bema Seat Judgment, will occur while the church is in heaven for seven years between the rapture and the bodily appearing of Christ.
The eschatological realities of the Bema Seat Judgment and the Marriage of the Lamb make post-tribulationism unlikely for the simple reason that this view does not allow sufficient time for these heavenly events to transpire. After being removed from the earth through the rapture, the church will experience a period of time with Christ in heaven before returning with Him to the earth at the end of the Tribulation period. Two events involving the church will occur in heaven following the rapture but before the bodily return of Christ called the Bema Seat Judgment and the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.
A post-tribulation rapture does not allow enough time for these two events to take place. For example, if the rapture takes place before the Tribulation period begins, then at least seven years between the rapture and the bodily appearing are allotted for the church to experience the Bema Seat Judgment and the Marriage of the Lamb. If the rapture takes place halfway through the Tribulation period, then only three-and-one-half years between the rapture and the bodily appearing are allowed for the church to experience the Bema Seat Judgment and the Marriage of the Lamb. If the rapture takes place at the end of the Tribulation period, then only a miniscule amount of time between the rapture and the bodily appearing is allowed for the church to experience the Bema Seat Judgment and the Marriage of the Lamb. Some have jokingly remarked that under such circumstances, the Marriage Supper of the Lamb would become nothing more than a microwave dinner or a sack lunch!
5. The Pointlessness of the Church Being Caught Up Only to Immediately Return to the Earth. As mentioned above, Jesus will return with His previously raptured church at the end of the Tribulation period (Rev. 19:7-8; Eph. 5:23). If the rapture takes place at the end of the Tribulation period as the post-tribulation view teaches, then the church will return with Christ immediately after being raptured. In other words, the church will experience a bizarre "elevator ride" of sorts. After being caught up in the air to meet Christ, the church will immediately and instantaneously return with Him to the earth. If this is so, then what would be the point of God rapturing the church to heaven in the first place? It makes far greater sense for the church to be removed from the earth at a much earlier point in time. In the ensuing interval that follows the rapture, the church will fulfill its heavenly destiny. After spending an extended period of time with Christ in heaven, the church will then return with Him at the end of the Tribulation period to rule and reign upon the earth (2 Tim. 2:11-13; Rev. 5:10). Such a scenario seems far more credible than having the church to be caught up only to immediately return to the earth as post-tribulationism contends.
In sum, in this series, having previously answered the question, "What is the Rapture?" we noted at least seven reasons that affirm the pre-tribulational rapture view. We then began interacting with the other positions on the timing of the rapture. In prior articles, we have answered post-tribulationism's four major arguments. In this article, we began examining the fourth and fifth of five weaknesses associated with the post-tribulational rapture position. That is, post-tribulationalism, which has a tendency to merge the rapture and the Second Advent, has difficulty allowing for an appropriate amount of time for the transpiring of the Bema Seat Judgment of Christ and also seems somewhat awkward given the pointlessness of the church being caught up only to immediately return to the earth.
(To Be Continued...)

[1] J. Dwight Pentecost, Things to Come: A Study in Biblical Eschatology (Findlay, OH: Dunham, 1958; reprint, Grand Rapids, Zondervan, 1964), 221.
[2] Charles C. Ryrie, What You Should Know About the Rapture, Current Christian Issues (Chicago: Moody, 1981), 60-61.

Pressure Points that Reduce Stress.

Tom's Journal.

Good Day,  Friends,
Having lived in the Orient for two years,  I just had to share this information,  and I sure want to be stress free, too !   But I also want to share a special news flash with all my fellow CPAP --sleep apnea sufferers out there.  There is a "pressure sore" on the upper bridge of my nose because of the uncomfortable CPAP I MUST use to aid me in breathing when I sleep or rest.   It can never heal properly, and the equipment that the VA supplies us with is the CHEAPEST they can "afford" to give us...  Ha!   I suppose I should be thankful for every service that the Gov't doles out to me, a Disabled Vietnam Veteran,  but I often wonder about all the free stuff that the "refugees" from Syria and Mexico are getting, who have never worked nor paid taxes all their lives like we Americans do....  duh.   Remember that when you vote next time....  IF we are able to vote 'next time.'   But now... here is the trick:  get/ buy a special 'gel-filled nose guard,'   flat piece, that you lay on top of your nose ---sore spot, and then put the CPAP mask on top of that, carefully.   You will see the good results in a few days !!   I am happy to share the things that I have learned over the years, for free. 
    ----  Hey,  I am serious !    And please know that other countries in Europe are being bankrupt already for taking care of their new 'invaders' from Syria and the Middle East,  and I fear that Europe is already lost, again,  similar to the 'Dark Ages.'    I am a History Buff, remember ?  

I want to tell you good people,  that NO human Gov't is perfect and without flaw,  even Democracy !!    And it is THIS point of contention that God and Satan had in the beginning, in the Garden of Eden !   It was never a question of Power,  because everyone knew that Father God had ALL OF THE POWER.   But in the book of Job, Satan questioned whether mankind "had the right to govern themselves, with out service and worship to God, without His direction !"   So,  God could have just zapped/  whacked the devil  out of existence,  forever,  right then and there...  but all of His angels were looking on and heard this stuff going down.   God chose, instead,  to set things straight once and for all,  by giving the devil enough time to prove his 'theory,'   and so it has already been SIX THOUSAND YEARS of time, that humans have had to try every conceivable type of "self rule" and they/ we have FAILED every time,  friends !   Now,  I would rather live in a place like America,  but you all must admit that it too is very corrupt, paid off, full of murders, rapes, greed, wars,  and manipulation.   God will soon 'clean house' and establish His original purpose, structure and dream on earth, and in heaven.    But first He must get rid of all the rats, mice and cockroaches that have infested all of His beautiful creation.... and that includes Satan and his demons,  and their earthly agents....  the devil worshiping human pigs and scum bags, who REFUSE to accept God's Son,  Jesus Christ,  "the 2nd Adam."    Enter,  the NEW WORLD ORDER,  before God's Kingdom comes, and utter destruction all around, for 7 years,  first,  and that time is so near right now.     If all of this makes sense to you,  YOU NEED TO GET WITH THE PROGRAM, NOW !   Bend knee and kiss the Son, study the BOOK, and get right with God.    But.... most of the world is too busy trying to survive this rat race of troubles right now, or side tracked and MISLED by STD [Satan the Devil], with his many false religions.   Do YOUR beliefs coincide with the KJV Bible, the only real, inerrant Word of God ??   The Koran won't cut it.... and those folks will be going down the tube,  but not before they bring a lot of hurt and destruction to many countries...   sorry.   But then, America elected a Muslim, and he is allowing all of his buddies to creep into the USA, right now !   And our Congress is AWOL,  or sleeping under a rock somewhere, like a worm.   Sorry to be so graphic, gentlemen and ladies.

Now.... go on to the store and spend what little money you don't have...  lol.   I am poor too,  thanks to the IRS..... and me taking some wrong, bad advice.

Now,  here is something to ease your Stress.   Learn, share, and Enjoy,  Friends.

Warm Regards,
Tom Schuckman

....  I only wish that I was in shape like this, in 1989 !    And I only WISH I had a kiss like this, 4 years ago...

8 Pressure Points That Reduce Stress

We all have our ways of dealing with stress. Some people escape to a sunny beach, some prefer a nice glass of wine, and others even do their best to ignore it. Each way has its advantages (and sometimes disadvantages), but we can’t always do what helps at the exact moment we need to. This is where pressure points become a quick and effective long-term solution. Pressure points are areas in the body that can trigger various effects in our bodies and minds when pressure is applied to them. 
The Scalp
Pressure Points
The Scalp is full of pressure points, many that can effectively and discretely reduce stress levels. You can sit at your office desk, lean back and use two fingers to massage the point where the neck meets the skull for about 20 seconds. Much of the stress we accumulate during the day collects in the shoulders and neck muscles, and applying pressure to this point can relieve much of it.
The Ear
Pressure Points
This pressure point is known as Shen Men (The Spirit Gate), and some experts claim it’s the best stress-relieving point in the body. In reflexology, it’s also used to reduce inflammation and pain throughout the body. It’s recommended that you massage this spot with a cotton bud or even a pen, and to take deep, slow breaths during the massage.
The Chest
Pressure Points
Stress can make us forget to breathe, or take shallow breaths. This point helps reduce the stress that accumulates in your chest, while reminding you to breathe normally again. Use three fingers to massage this point, or one finger to tap rhythmically on the area while taking deep breaths. If you experience chronic stress, combine massaging this point with the point between your eyebrows. The connection between these two points helps to calm the nervous system. 
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The Stomach
Pressure Points
Many reflexologists prefer to use this point because it helps create movement that frees the chest and diaphragm, which improves the breathing process. Patients who have this treatment instinctively take deeper breaths and almost always report a sensation or relief.
The Forearm
Pressure Points
This is a classic spot for reflexology and acupuncture. Stress and anxiety create reverse energy flow in the body, which this spot is supposed to repair. It helps your energy to move in the right direction while aiding your mental focus and reducing stress. 
The Palm
Pressure Points
The moment you press on this spot, you’ll feel your stress evaporating. It is located on one of the most important meridians (an energy channel), which affects the heart, liver, and pancreas. It is believed that much of the stress we experience is stored in the liver, so applying pressure at this point is highly effective. It is also a great spot for treating headaches, stomachaches, indigestion, and insomnia – all of which could be symptoms of stress.
The Calves
Pressure Points
If you feel stress in the upper part of your body, massaging this spot is perfect. The area could be quite tender in people who deal with a lot of stress, and in women in particular.
The Foot
Pressure Points
Pressure at this point can help ease a stressed mind that keeps rethinking whatever it is that causes your stress. Some reflexologists believe that this is the best meridian for treating the pancreas and that its location at the center of the foot helps patients reduce stress and provide better attention to their bodies.