December 14, 2012 journal, it is sad when we miss the boat in life but sadder still if we miss Heaven over frivolous thinking and wasting of our time failing to worship and serve God. We are spending our lives daily and God knows our heart and will judge all of us accordingly. Your Masonic lifetime membership make you lot of favors in this world but none in heaven, at the great White Throne judgment you will tell all your secrets out loud. "I will never forget the beauty of your house lit for Christmas. I went to Tampa to meet my great grandchildren for the first time, came home and my good friend (near 80) was beaten by her crippled son last weekend. She has been bedridden so I was her feet, but over the last few days it has been non-stop. The whole thing sickens me-and I have been thinking about people in Syria, the hungry, those out of work, those who have given up, and the victims. All the victims! I feel so fortunate to have found your art and to be a friend. Things are so bad for so many, and it tends to weigh me down more than I can say. So I decided to think about the lights in my life as gifts, and you are one. I hope this will be a peaceful season for you, a safe season. I'm wishing you all a happy Christmas. Love Sally." Millions in America are hurting and millions in Syria are hurting and dying. Let us pray for the people of Syria to be safe from the brutal government they live under. "Concerning the quote by John Swinton below: "What once was happy as could be, is now the name for sodomy. What was a bastard in days now spent, we now exalt as president. What was taboo in days of yore is now exalted but still a whore. Good is bad and bad is good, Iniquity stands where righteousness stood. Who is it that perverts our minds? Who are the blind that lead the blind? How did perversion befall our land? What evil force controls this hand? From the garden and the serpent's seed to Christ and the Pharisees. Two nations in Rebekah's womb, One from above, one from the tomb. One was born to bless the earth, the other people of God's curse. Esau despised his pure birthright and married of the Canaanite. While Jacob sought to please his father and married of his mother's daughters. As Cain and Able from one mother, Esau said "I will slay my brother". With ears to hear and eyes to see, the hidden theme of history!" "And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent; called the devil, and Satan, which deceived the whole world, he was cast to earth, and his angels were cast out with him .... And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death...And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ...Who is like the beast? Who can make war with him? ... And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given to him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. All that dwell. Upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If any man has an ear let him hear... Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus Christ." Revelation 12, 13, 14 "When thou goest out to battle against thine enemies, and seest horses, and chariots, and a people more than thou, be not afraid of them: for the LORD thy God is with thee, which brought thee up out of Egypt... For the LORD your God is he that goeth with you to fight for you against your enemies to save you!" Deut 20:1, 4 "Death, thou hast conquered me! I by thy dark am slain. But Jesus Christ has conquered thee, and I shall rise again! "Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses." 1 Tim 6:12 Subject: Fwd: John Swinton-From: email@example.com "There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history, in America as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dare to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinions out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth; to lie outright; to pervert; to vilify; to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it and what folly is this toasting an independent press? We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes." -John Swinton (1829-1901) Former Head of Editorial Staff for the New York Times was one of America's best loved newspapermen. Called by his peers "The Dean of his Profession" 1880, At a banquet in his honor Source: Labor's Untold Story, by Richard O. Boyer and Herbert M. Morais, published by United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America, NY, 1955/1979 http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/John.Swinton.Quote.5299 I heard a local preacher on TV just preaching away and he sounded real good until I noticed a Star of David flag on his platform. Perhaps we have all been in the dark on this issue due to mistaken doctrine but it is now time for the Church to be enlightened to truth. If this is all the understanding a preacher of the gospel has then who's to say his preaching is right? The Bible is history and prophecy for the past, present and future but he is dumb.