Friday, November 10, 2017

High Profile, Deadly Shootings!

Tom's Journal.

Foreword in Czech:

Dobrý den, přátelé,
je to sunny, ale studený den kde žiji v Severní centrální, horní Michigan, USA, asi 20 °C I střídají převádění různých jazyků s mým jednoduché křesťanské poselství evangelia Ježíše Krista, našeho Pána a Spasitele bled a zemřel pro všechny lidstva, 1900 lety v Jeruzalémě. Slibuje návrat brzy, a pokud si můžete přečíst anglicky, mého blogu: TOM'S VĚSTNÍKU, z velké části vysvětluje. I love i Amerika, ale máme tolik gov't--socialistické korupce, nenasytnosti, násilí, i zde. It used to be a v blízkosti PARADISE ! A teď --- kdo ví, co se bude dít, jako nepřátelštější zemí získat jaderné zbraně hromadného ničení ?? Moje e-mailová adresa:
doufám všichni máte dobrý, klidný, den.
Pokud jde o teplé,
Thomas G. Schuckman
"Ježíš je Pán".


    I am ALWAYS so excited, warmed, and happy,  when well known Christian leaders/ writers/ pastors, speak and write the VERY SAME THINGS that I recently said, in my own recent blog post !!
     Example:   Just read yesterday's blog post of mine and compare to what Hal Lindsey wrote today !    Well,  we all study and accept the 'same BOOK,'  The Bible.   There might be some tiny, gray area, things that some folks may disagree with,  but most all Bible loving Christians are in agreement.   BUT....  We all need the Holy Spirit before we can truly get the Correct understanding of the Bible !  That is important.   And how do we get the Spirit ?  Just confess all your past and present sins to Our Father, Yahweh ---THROUGH Jesus Christ, and then ASK FOR THE HOLY SPIRIT TO COME INTO YOUR HEART...  FOREVER !   Without the Holy Spirit -- we can never get to heaven.   Do I have your attention now, good people ?   And,  BTW,  you can be a "Good Person," and still lose out on everlasting life in Heaven !   Yes,  there is much to learn right now --- and not too much time left to learn it.   Please,  put down your goofy cell phone, InterNet  games, Goofy TV shows, and get your nose inside the KJV Bible.....  or perhaps the NASB --Bible.   Read and study the Gospel and Romans, and get your life in line with Christ.    Check out:   Acts 11: 19-26.

     When The Disciples Were First Called Christians

Acts 11:19-26

You would have thought that such horrendous persecution of the new church would have chilled the effect it was able to have in the first century world. Beginning at Jerusalem, threats, beatings and arrests had finally given way to murder as Stephen was stoned to death for his faith in Jesus. It was decided in high places to stamp out the church then and there, but it was also decided in the Highest of High Places not to allow that to happen.

Believers, driven from their homes in Jerusalem, were scattered here and there throughout Palestine. They had lost their homes and property, but not their faith. They went as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus and Antioch. What did they do? They spoke the word of the Lord, at first only to their own countrymen, the Jews. Jesus was a Jew, born of the tribe of Judah. All His apostles, the first converts, as well as the first persecutors were Jews as well. Soon this was to change as Greeks heard and obeyed the gospel.

The Gospel Comes To Antioch
"So then, those who were scattered because of the persecution that arose in connection with Steven made their way to Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except Jews alone. But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who came to Antioch and began speaking to the Greeks also, preaching the Lord Jesus." (Acts 11:19,20).

It was at Antioch that there was a change of course, though careful consideration shows that such had been the Lord's plan all along. It was at Antioch that some of the Jewish believers in Christ from Cyprus and Cyrene began to do something that would effect the whole world. Perhaps these were some of those who had been visiting at Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost when the apostles had first proclaimed the risen Lord. At any rate, these disciples began to preach the word not only to other Jews, but also to Greeks as well.

Of course, Jesus had said it would be this way. He had commissioned His apostles to "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit..." (Matthew 28:19). He had talked of having "other sheep not of this fold" speaking of the Greeks as opposed to the "lost sheep of Israel" with whom He chiefly dealt during His personal ministry on earth (John 10:16).
Today,  Friday, November 10th,  "Veterans Day," in the U.S.A.,  my wife went to the corner store and bought some fresh ground chuck beef, to make a delicious dish of Spaghetti, and now I am full for the entire day.   Loretta is a great cook and baker, also a good seamstress lady.....  good looking and warm, too.   I am blessed and happy,  as much as a Disabled Combat Veteran can be with all the pains of the ages in my bones.   OK,  I will stop complaining about my challenges, right now.   
   We both decided that we will not spend and make a big deal this Christmas time --- like the 'world' does... and we pretty much have everything we need, anyway.   Why  get into more debt and "put on the dog?"      I have plenty of debts to pay off now.....  LOL.
Warm Regards,  dear Friends,
Thomas G. Schuckman


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November 10th, 2017
It seems like recently we reel from one tragedy to the next. We barely have time to collect our breath before we get the next "breaking news" alert on our cell phones that something else unthinkable has happened.

Here in the United States, high-profile deadly incidents have come fast and furiously lately -- and we usually never hear about the smaller ones. Just this year, Fort Lauderdale, Alexandria, Charlottesville, Antioch, Las Vegas, New York, and now Sutherland Springs.

Each one is frightening, senseless, and heartbreaking.

It is sometimes difficult to nail down a motive. Some are obvious. Religious hatred, politics, domestic revenge, and mental illness have all come into play in recent attacks. Some, we may never know why the perpetrators did what they did.

Though mass shootings in a house of worship are not as rare as we wish, houses of worship are still one of the safest places to be. That's why when one happens, it is even more shocking and unsettling.

And when the act is as overtly horrific as Sutherland Springs, it is even more so. To repeatedly and calmly target small children and babies goes beyond hatred and vitriol, it is demonic and flows from a Satanic evil that is beyond our understanding. To me, it signals that Satan is more than just alive and well on planet earth, he is in a rage -- maybe a last-ditch, desperate effort to discourage as many believers as he can before Jesus returns for his Church.

It is almost impossible to know the words to say in moments like these. Most of us will never experience such sudden and devastating tragedy.

Though unbelievers may think these words are trite and pat, the believer understands when I say this: At these times, the only thing we can do is trust God and believe that there is a greater purpose for the things -- even the tragic and painful -- that happen in our lives. We will never be able to fully understand them or satisfactorily explain them.

The Bible tells us that in the time just before Jesus returns to catch away all true believers in the Rapture, evil will grow worse and worse. Men will do horrible things that are inexplicable. It says that whole societies will forget God. Right will be called wrong and wrong will be called right.

I think we are in those final days. And the fact that we are seeing so many acts of terrorism and so many acts of pure evil - like this one - just tells us that Jesus' return is near.

You know, it's often said that hindsight is 20/20. In another way, I think that looking back at yesterday can sometimes bring today into sharper relief. I know it can bring greater understanding.

Like many churches across America, First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, posts videos of some of its regular services. The video of the previous week's Sunday morning service is available online. To watch it in light of what happened in that same sanctuary the following Sunday is both heartbreaking and incredibly uplifting.

The pastor is Frank Pomeroy. He and his wife survived the massacre because they were traveling. Their 14 year-old daughter Annabelle remained home with family friends. She was in the service and died.

The week before the unspeakable horror unfolded in that place, Pastor Frank preached on Proverbs 3:5, "Do not lean on your own understanding... Trust in the Lord with all your heart."

The worship team led the congregation in singing, "Forever God is faithful... His love endures forever. And by the grace of God, we will carry on."

They sang, "And on that day, when my strength is failing, the end draws near and my time has come, still my soul will sing Your praise unending, ten thousand years, and then forevermore."

Today, some of those precious people are now in God's presence, truly singing His praise forevermore.

We should follow their testimony and make certain we are ready to stand before Him, too. Because we do not know when it will be our turn to enter into His glory.

Our thoughts and prayers are with those who survived and are suffering physically and emotionally. Remember the families and friends of those who died and those whose lives and bodies are forever changed. Pray that God will comfort them and hold them in His hands forever.

And pray, too, for those who are charged with caring for them and those who must re-live that awful day every day now because of their law enforcement and investigative duties. Pray that God will protect their minds, their hearts, and their spirits. They are dealing with an evil foe -- Satan himself.

I'll discuss Sutherland Springs further on this week's program. I'll also report on the New York terror attack, developments in Lebanon, and the 100th celebration of The Balfour Declaration.

Don't miss this week's Report on TBN, Daystar, CPM Network, various local stations, or Check your local listings.

God Bless,

Hal Lindsey

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