Friday, January 3, 2020

A Successful Air Strike!

Tom's Journal.

Hello Friends,
    Wow!  What a difference just One Day makes in the 'News Cycle' and the World!  Actually, I heard the news late last night about the bloodthirsty Iranian General being killed by one of our drones ---  dead forever, never to do damage to our Soldiers and Diplomats again, and most other good countries and patriots are relieved, too.   Read this following news flash:

Breaking Report: Before U.S. Drone Strike, Fears Soleimani Was in Iraq to Lead Coup, Arrest President Salih and Takeover U.S. Embassy
Kristinn Taylor,

A report by Al Hurra reporter Steven Nabil shows that sources close to the Iraqi government said to him hours before the U.S. attack that killed Iran Quds Force leader Major General Qassem Soleimani as he arrived at the Baghdad airport–reportedly from Syria–that there were fears in the Iraqi government that Soleimani was going to lead a coup and overthrow the government, arrest President Barham Salih and takeover the U.S. embassy.
 Qassem Soleimani, before and after.
“What if the strikes were meant to stop a plan, this morning I was hearing from trusted sources close to the government leadership that they were worried of an Iranian backed plan by the Militias and Sulaimani to seize power and arrest the president and declare a new Iraqi norm.”
But...  Our American Lefty-Losey wingnuts are already too busy manufacturing all sorts of conspiracy theories that are so off the wall and just plain STUPID because our good, President did the right thing at the right time... as usual.  Our President takes action -- and "strikes while the branding iron is red hot" rather than just ruminate and dream about it !  In fact, the 'Intel' was there for the past 2-- Administrations before Mr. Trump was elected, but those guys didn't have enough 'below their belts' to do the job!  Hey,  it's like everything else in life -- we have the doers -- and then we have the dreamers and excuse-makers.  Some of the Left-winger, Socialist candidates have even sunk so low as to LIE about our President by saying that he is trying to "wag the dog," to distract people away from his on-going impeachment proceedings!!  Now that is really super LOW and Twisted !!  Well,  Revelation 21: 8, says that there is a 'special place' for liars after they face true Judgement in this world.  But they never knew Christ anyway.   'Men'  [or girlie-men] can give every lame excuse why they never served their country by joining the Armed Forces, but then they complain how a few Disabled Combat Veterans are getting some 'free' benefits so they can have a so-called, 'Normal lifestyle.'  I never got anything for free in my life -- except for God's Love, Grace, and Blessing!  Thank You, Dear Lord Jesus!    So,  things just might get interesting in the next few days, weeks or months, but in time the facts will most likely bare out that something BIG was going down in the world that would have hurt the USA or it's close friends or interests, but Pres. Trump and our brave Soldiers stopped it just in the nick of time.  I doubt that our 'lame news media; will get things straight or tell the truth, so we should look to Fox News to get the best possible report, as I do.  The InterNet will most likely have the truth long before the stuff on TV does.  I think that is a safe bet.  
Too, the State of Israel has it's share of 'twisted sisters' --- Liberals and Lefties, but the man who is their present Leader, Bibi, calls the shots true and straight, and he is our true friend who looks out for our interests, and they have a great spy network and Intel.   But wait, gentlemen and ladies....  have we not seen this same movie before?... Ha !!  And the beat goes on.
---Warm Regards,
Thomas G Schuckman

2019 - Under Threatening Skies

By Hal Lindsey

The year 2019 ends under darkening clouds. We often refer to the sky before a storm as "threatening." That's how things look as we transition from 2019 to 2020.

Jesus rebuked the Pharisees and Sadducees for their ability to read the weather, but not discern the times. "When it is evening, you say, 'It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.' And in the morning, 'There will be a storm today, for the sky is red and threatening.' Do you know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but cannot discern the signs of the times?" (Matthew 16:2-3)

Jesus also expects us to be discerners of our time. A quick look around the world tells us that these times are not ordinary.

Unrest has broken out onto the streets in a wide variety of places. They include Paris, Hong Kong, Iran, Iraq, Moscow, Bolivia, Serbia, Ukraine, Brazil, Ecuador, Albania, Amsterdam, Venezuela, Britain, and Chile. This has happened before, but did it ever happen to so much of the world at once?

2019 also marks a year when paganism made a massive comeback. Revelation 9:20 speaks of people in the coming tribulation who "worship demons, and the idols of gold and of silver and of brass and of stone and of wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk." Literal idol worship where people pray to sculpted images is making a comeback in the western world.

Part of the shift to paganism has to do with extremism in the environmental movement. Recently, a New York seminary brought plants into the school chapel. Faculty members told students to "confess" their environmental sins to the plants and ask "forgiveness." The seminary was founded in 1836 by nine ministers. Imagine the horror those founders would have felt if you told them that one day their chapel would be used for prayer to plants.

The world also inched closer to global economic collapse. You've probably heard about the dangers of a high national debt all your life. But there has never been anything like the debt of governments around the world at the end of 2019. The global economy is running on fumes.

And don't forget the massive problem of personal debt. In the United States, student loan debt has become a crisis so large that it is affecting the birth rate. College educated young people are waiting later and later to have children because they don't feel they can afford to pay the expenses associated with rearing children while still under the massive burden of their student loans.

I could go on and on about the events of 2019 and Bible prophecy. But I want to focus on one more area that seems to have become much more severe this year. The Bible says that as the end of the age comes closer, both Christians and Jews will come under increased persecution. The communists in China are ordering that the Bible be rewritten to reflect "socialist values." And they are continuing their campaign of harassment as they jail pastors and close churches. But it's not just China. Christians are under extreme pressure in much of the world.

According to the ministry OpenDoors, 2019 saw "Over 245 million Christians living in places where they experience high levels of persecution." They also count "4,305 Christians killed for their faith, 1,847 churches and other Christian buildings attacked, and 3,150 believers detained without trial, arrested, sentenced or imprisoned."

Anti-Semitism has been around for thousands of years, but after World War II, many sociologists pronounced it dead - at least in the west. Yet the irrational hatred of Jews keeps coming back. As 2019 ended, six died in a terrorist attack on a kosher market in Jersey City. Less than a week later, a man was arrested in Jersey City for threatening to "bomb all Jews."

Then, on the evening of December 28th, a man with a machete stormed a rabbi's home in Monsey, New York. He stabbed five people who had gathered to celebrate the last day of Hanukkah.

Jews in New York now face attacks on almost a daily basis. In New York and New Jersey, many young people are afraid to show outward signs of their Jewish faith for fear of attack, either physically or verbally. On college campuses, anti-Semitic attacks have increased 70%. Early in the year, the New York Times had to apologize for running what it later admitted was an anti-Semitic cartoon. In July, a CNN photo editor tweeted about "Jewish pigs."

But even more astounding than continued anti-Semitism is the glorious fact that there are Jews left in the world for people to hate. It's an absolute miracle that these people still exist. For most of two millennia they were without a homeland. Yet they survived and thrived, just as the Bible said they would. Many came back to their homeland, and they're still coming. Israel was a nation reborn in a day back in 1948.

If you ever start to doubt God's veracity or the Bible's validity, remember the Jews. God keeps His word. His promises are absolute. That means Jesus really saves and heaven is real. It means you can trust Him with whatever you're facing. He's there to help. His hand is outstretched to you.

May you have a wonderful new year in Him!

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