Just for the record, I don't have any "Human Solutions" or any magical insight or observations into the future... except that the KJV Bible tells me everything that I need to know, how "to Prepare," and rely solely upon the H.S. [Holy Spirit] and the sayings of the Scriptures. Sorry, I don't have a Crystal Ball, and will never search out the 'Dark Side' of Satanic witchcraft and so-called magic. Call me narrow minded, stupid, or unrealistic, but just like the good training we all got in Basic Training @ Fort Campbell, KY... Courtesy of the U.S. Army, we understand the correct way to do things. I am STILL in the "Army... of Christ Jesus !" Once a Soldier -- always a Soldier, but... why not be on the winning side for a change? I have been hoodwinked and lied to so many times in my life, by the Gov't, the Catholic church, the destructive Jehovah Witnesses cult, church of the poisoned mind for 22 long, unproductive years when I could have done many great things --- and when I finally found the Lord, I had to "re-learn" the pure, KJV Bible, all over again, the right way, and that is still an on going adventure that will never stop, IMHO. We will learn so much more when we get to heaven, and it will be a great and wonderful, fulfilling time, forever.
I can't believe that the air temps U.P. here last night was about -12 below zero, and right now @ 10:40 AM, the temp. is 6 above ! I am so blessed to be in a well heated cozy home with our famous Rottweiler guardian male dog, with many chirping birds, etc., keeping me company! I feel so sorry for the many homeless people on the outside, in big cities like Milwaukee and Chicago, many of them combat Veterans ! IMHO, many real Christians are poor, because they put the Lord first, or for some reason, have lost their jobs and fell thru the cracks, just as I did a long time ago, in the Winter of 94-95. After I came to the Lord, things started getting better quickly.
I got down on my arthritic knees back then in a upper solitary room above a cockroach infested bar in Milwaukee, and begged God Almighty to Save me, and lead me to the right church or way, or discipline, to increase my understanding of the Bible, and promised to do my best to do HIS Will. Shortly after that, everything started to work for me, and as I told this story many times, I got called back to my work at Chrysler in Kenosha, WI., in May of 1995, and started over again. I DID NOT just wake up the next morning PERFECT and sinless, true and straight, model gentleman and Christian.... and I still have to work hard at being a "nice guy", well mannered, and soft spoken, mild tempered, etc. So my pretty wife tells me often... lol.
The good pastor Kevin Sullivan, who claims [is] my good friend, sees hope and a good future for me, as I try to help the congregation as much as I can, in my disabled physical state, and I try to heed his council, and at least get to church every Sunday. Pastor Kevin keeps telling me that God is using this time now to teach and refine/ PREPARE US for heaven... what is to come. We talk as mature, seasoned, level headed men with much experience in life... but also in the KJV Bible. We enjoy each other's company and he asks me to relate some of my combat adventures of Vietnam to him, as he has a thirst to know these things. I believe that he feels comfortable in his own skin, alone with me, and he tells me that he can relax in our house, and let his hair down. He has helped so many other people, also in his "Jail Ministry" where he hands out KJV Bibles [to some of the interested prisoners,] who know and understand that they made a poor decision in life that got them there, and want to now be Saved, and serve the Lord Jesus. I believe that the police/ prison guards welcome him, because he has done so much good for the inmates. When they are separated from booze and street drugs--- they seem to be different people, who now have a clear mind and a different heart. While I have never been in jail or prison, and don't have any felonies in my back ground, I was surely in some bad, horrible circumstances many times in my life, and lost precious loved ones to death, that still tear my heart to pieces when I think about them. And now to be SAVED, forgiven, with the hope of Rapture or a death that is only a door way to ever lasting life with the Lord, in heaven, is the most wonderful feeling ! ! ! This is a Gift that we can never pay back, thru any deed, action, work on our part, the free Grace from God ! Except that we can continue to get back up after we fall down in sin, continue to study, read and learn the KJV so well that we can share it accurately with others, with the aid of the H.S. [Holy Spirit]. That is all the our God desires of us, dear friends. We have been put on this earth for two reasons: To worship
God; And to share the Gospel with as many other humans as possible.
So, if we took a minimum of one hour per day reading and studying the KJV Bible, most average I.Q. humans could reach a respectable 'Plateau' of learning and understanding in about 6 months, IMHO. But that is only my opinion. The deeper things will all come together as time goes on.... but we have to understand that time is NOT on our side. As the bible and Pastor say: The Rapture COULD COME NOW AT ANY TIME ! Can we honestly say that we are ready RIGHT NOW to meet the Lord ? Remember: It's God's game and ball park, and only He knows exactly when the time is ripe to send Jesus back to claim His bride/ followers. We call it the "Church", which is an 'Old English' term for Congregation... a mass or group of people, which number only the Lord God knows. So we all have to 'balance' and figure out how much time we personally spend in the Word [the Bible] and Spiritual things, meetings, church, etc., against our precious entertainment and leisure time, TV, night clubs, sports, games, etc. I know that I also come up short and sort of unbalanced, and need to clean up MY act, and it's none of my business what other people do, but they ought to be aware of their actions in life.
I am glad that I was forced to be in a lower class old age and Rehab place after my motorcycle accident, to see how the other people live and exist. What a pitiful, horror story, for the older people that have to be there !! They have NOTHING at that point in their lives, just wasting away without many friends or relatives that ever come to see and visit with them ! I felt so badly for them, but at a Sunday church service [non-denominational Christian] many there had a firm grip on what it means to be Saved, and welcome death and heaven !!! Wow!
The short book of James only has FIVE chapters, and can certainly be read and understand in about a half hour, IMHO. It is a small, but powerful book, inspired of God. Chapter 4: verse 4, says: "Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye that the friendship of the world is enmity [hostility, war] with God?" Verse 7: "Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8. Draw nigh [near] to God, and he will draw nigh to you." And speaking about the shortness and frailty of life on earth, verse 14b, says: "For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little tie, and then vanisheth away." Yes, I know that the "Old English" spelling of words seems different from our modern day American speech.... but I know you all get the meaning. Smile. But why not just turn to the book of James, the 'half brother of Jesus', also an elder in the governing body back in old Jerusalem, the capital of Israel formally given to the Jews by Father God, Jehovah, YHWH, Yahweh, and NOT any other nationality or group, forever. And I don't care what our sitting 'occupant' of the WH says, being Muslim, and making his demon inspired decrees without the approval of Congress. God will 'correct' everything in His good time and Will. We must be patient and obedient to the Father, by following the Son, Jesus.
So when I post things that are very negative but truthful, terrible things that are spinning out of place and totally illegal --- please try to balance of them with the knowledge that God will set everything right, sooner rather than later. I believe this with all my heart.
"And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem." ~Zechariah 12: 9.