Saturday, December 8, 2018

"Our Redemption is Near." --Luke 21: 28.

Tom's Journal.

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Dear Friends and Readers:
    I usually never complain about the hot Summertime,  because the sunshine heals my skin [psoritsis] and makes me happy.  But the harsh Winters make me somewhat depressed, cold and lonely.   Last year I slipped on the ice in my driveway and hurt my back, so that I am extra careful, even though I have 4WD on my big Dodge pick up truck.  Smile.   I am too old to be getting stuck in the snow.  

Humans say that 'this or that isn't fair, or they are still too young and want to have more sex, fun, adventure, and party-hardy forever....Ha!   Sorry folks,  those immature, young folks who never fell down and skinned they knees, never really held down a steady job for longer than a few days, never finished school nor learned ONE skill or trade, make me heave!   OK,  I realize the 'elders' of my time used to tell us the same things, and how hard and bad they had it in their formative, working years, etc.  But I was never ashamed of my long, super hard working life nor my good military accomplishments and Honorable Discharge/ and a hand full of medals.   I still have many close, good friends who still visit with me who know me and my work history, Vietnam, etc.  But I learned too many times --- the "Hard Way" instead of learning from 'other peoples' mistakes.'   Smile.   I was not a 'clumsy guy' -- but a super active guy all my life, until a few years ago when I suffered too many injuries that I am paying for now, 3 months before my 70 years of life on earth.  Although the Father has since spared my life, I still carry the "marks of battle" and many other 'reminders' of past mistakes and falls.  But blessed be the Lord Yahweh and his Son, Jesus Christ, my Lord, and Savior.   And BTW, with all the jammed packed Christmas season non-stop songs on TV and the Radio, seldom do we hear the name of Jesus very much!  What a shame.  

However,  I don't want to sound, down in the dumps, negative,  that my "glass is half empty,"  because I have to say that our Lord has blessed us mightily and we should be happy!!  And we surely KNOW what the future will be if we are smart enough to open that great KJV Bible, especially the last book called Revelation.   I have read and studied that final book MANY TIMES, and I still don't know and understand everything,  but I know a lot, and enough.  Be happy with what you have, dear friends!  
       If we love and try to imitate/follow our Lord and Master, Jesus, we ARE Saved!    hang out with like-- the good, Christian people who express a strong desire for the Bible and try to teach and help other out if you can.  That is why l like and admire the author of the timely email printed here below from Hal Lindsey.  Enjoy and pass on, please.

Warm Regards, and Christian Hugs,
Thomas G Schuckman

President George Herbert Walker Bush epitomized what Tom Brokaw called, "The Greatest Generation."

That generation weathered the Great Depression, won World War II, then came home to rebuild America and the world.

President Bush reflected that generation's old-world, gentleman's attitude combined with American optimism.

He held an amazing array of titles and jobs, including President of the United States, Vice-President of the United States, Director of the CIA, Envoy to China, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Ambassador to the United Nations, Congressman, and Naval Aviator.

He flew 58 combat missions in World War II and received the Distinguished Flying Cross and three Air Medals.

But in the late 1990s, he put it all into perspective for his grandson, Pierce Bush. He told him, "The titles that I still have are the ones that are most important: Father, Husband, Grandfather, and Friend."

As I have observed the many activities and tributes commemorating the recent passing of President Bush, I've been impressed by the overriding theme of all who have memorialized him: He was a man who cared deeply for those he loved, and even for those he never met. He loved America enormously and wanted desperately to give her his best. And he did. But the greatest impact of his life was made on those around him. Their lives were forever changed and bettered because he unselfishly shared his with them.

What a wonderful goal to have that said about each of us at the end of our lives.

Goodbye, Mr. President. And thank you.

November saw two major earthquakes in the world. One was felt, the other wasn't.

A powerful 7.0 quake struck near Anchorage, Alaska, last week. In the three days following the earthquake, there were more than 1,800 aftershocks. Fortunately, it did not strike the city directly and it was centered more than 25 miles beneath the earth's surface. There was no loss of life, but the images of the damage are breathtaking.

But another, far stranger earthquake also took place in November.

It lasted more than 20 minutes and sent waves around the world. But it only registered on seismographic instruments.

The strange quake erupted at the French island of Mayotte, which lies between Madagascar and Africa. National Geographic reported: "The waves buzzed across Africa, ringing sensors in Zambia, Kenya, and Ethiopia. They traversed vast oceans, humming across Chile, New Zealand, Canada, and even Hawaii nearly 11,000 miles away. These waves didn't just zip by; they rang for more than 20 minutes."

Another odd thing about these waves was that they were all on the same frequency. Most earthquakes emit seismic waves all over the frequency spectrum. This was a one-note orchestra, and the single note was an unusually low one.

Researchers are trying to discover more information about the cause of the quake, considering even a meteor strike or volcanic eruption on the ocean floor.

Whatever the cause, it was another in an increasing string of unique earthquakes that have been striking the planet since 1948.

In Luke 21:11, Jesus spoke of "great earthquakes in various places" in the time leading up to His return. The Greek word translated "great" here simply means "big."

At first, this odd earthquake doesn't seem to qualify as "big." After all, no one felt it. But it registered on sensors across half the world. And for any earthquake, that is big!

If you don't depend on the mainstream media for your news, then you know that more than 10,000 migrants are massed along the United States border with Mexico. They were brought there by the so-called "caravans" that the mainstream media told us, and Jim Acosta told President Trump, were no big deal.

But to the citizens of Tijuana, Mexico, they are a very big deal. Their city has been invaded.

Some of the caravaners have been violent. They have tried to rush the border. They have clashed with Mexican police and U.S. Border Patrol agents. They bring with them a huge array of potentially catastrophic diseases and medical conditions. Hundreds of them are malevolent, convicted criminals.

Contrary to what the Leftist politicians and media will tell you, most Americans see illegal immigration as a problem. The argument is over just how big that problem is.

Let me tell you something. In this era of global terrorism, massive illegal immigration creates an equally massive national security risk. It's difficult to stop a smart and determined terrorist once he or she has entered the country. A key part of our nation's anti-terrorism strategy centers on keeping terrorists out. That's a tough job even with controlled borders. But with meaningless borders, it becomes impossible.

Not only are we fighting the open-borders advocates in academia and the Democrat Party, but now that idea is embodied in a new agreement reached by the United Nations.

It's called "The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration." It is being formally adopted this week in ceremonies in Morocco.

Though the agreement is non-binding on member states, it reflects the borderless future that now dominates the thinking of the world's most powerful and elite.

And it doesn't take a rocket scientist or brain surgeon to see how a border-less, nation-less, sovereign-less world is a perfect set-up for the coming Antichrist.

That's why Jesus said that when we begin to see these things happening -- with growing intensity and frequency -- then we should "look up and lift up [our] heads, because [our] redemption draws near." (Luke 21:28 NKJV)

That moment of relief from the terrors of this world is what we call The Rapture. It's the moment when Jesus calls all of His true followers to join Him in heaven.

And it can happen at any moment now. All of the relevant prophecies have been fulfilled and now we are awaiting the moment when God the Father says to God the Son, "The time of the gentiles has been completed. Go get Your bride!"

Are you ready?

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God Bless,

Hal Lindsey

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