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A Letter To Carl

Posted 1 Jun 2010 at 12:11 PM by spanner

I often write to those in prison, sick, hospital etc.., and when I do I post the letter when possible, it is not always that possible, but those that are I like to share to help others in witnessing to others.

body,html { overflow-y: hidden; overflow-x: hidden;}Dear Carl,

I determined to write to you to help you pass the time, although my subject matters may seem obscure they will help you to "impress" if you will, and encourage Derek and let him know you are seeking the same as he is, and that is the truth. When I was 15 my Mother died after a two month battle, with what the doctors determined was a brain tumor. Each day of those two months was filled with my having to bathe, empty the portable potty, and feed her - and she also had 11-15 seizures a day to which I would have to place my right arm underneath her head and place a gauze wrapped spoon in her mouth (to keep her from biting into her tongue), with my left hand-I would hold down her left arm and my left leg and foot would hold down her left leg. Her seizures occurred on her left side pulling her neck/head hard to the left and her left leg/arm hard toward her heart, these had to be held as much as possible in place, to keep her from tearing the muscle tissue. I had to drop out of high school to attend to Mother's needs, and dad was still working to which we had to have the money as we were poor. Dad was a janitor or the fancy term, custodian, with little pay but with some security, which he had been able to get the job for the past 10 years or so, prior to that, I would help him mow yards and trim the hedges etc.., which gave no regular paycheck and after landing the janitor position we were playing catchup with our food and stuff. That reminds me of a joke to which papa, mama, and junior tomato were walking up the street with junior constantly being yelled at, to keep up with ma and pa, finally pa became agitated, turned, raised his foot and stomped junior and stated, "Now, Ketchup". I know it is lame, but it helps with the levity of the moment.
After Mother died, my aunt took me to one of her friends and begged her to buy me a jacket to wear to Mother's funeral - total embarrassment, but my aunt was a beggar of others and their monies. I began developing massive headaches which led to much research to find the source by four spinal taps etc.., I became very angry and rebellious. Our neighbor had a German Shepherd dog, vicious, who attacked my dad, my niece, and a little girl down the street, I beat off the dog with a stick for my niece and the little girl, and each event led to a call to the humane officer who would come out and warn the neighbor about the dog. He would place the dog in the garage or on a chain until the officer would leave, and then turn him loose again. This occurred three times without the officer doing anything and with the last attack I shot the dog from across the street into his heart to which he stumbled and staggered into his own yard. A detective showed up at my door and placed me under arrest, to which I went to jail for a 7 day visit and then to trial to which the judge was determined to sentence me to a year in prison by prosecuting me as an adult. Fortunately, before I had shot the dog, my dad, realizing my rebellion agreed to sign me into the army, and at my trial the recruiting officer stood to my defense stating I belonged to Uncle Sam, to which the judge responded, "Take him and I hope you die in Viet Nam young man", this began my military career for the next two and half years. Why did I tell you all of this? to bore you of course! I wanted you to know that I have been in tough positions before and was arrested twice for rape, and once for kidnapping, but that is another story to which I will not bore you, all three were cast out for various reasons, and no, I did not rape, but I was guilty of kidnapping - that is myself, and three other gents. No one has a picture perfect past or background, we are all human and all sinners of a great degree, but I digress (hey, how bout them 'thar fancy words?).
Once upon a time, in a land not to far away, there was a King and this king had a son and that son began thinking (a detriment for his life) and he thought that people were under stress and did not enjoy life because they had wants and desires to the positions and things that others, around them, possessed. The son decided that if the desire and wants were eliminated then people could be free and happy, so he had this idea, all the people would give their possessions to the king (his dad) and the king would give back to the people what they "needed" not what they "wanted or desired" but what they actually needed. In this province, which was basically a poor province, the majority of peoples upon hearing this great news, were ecstatic and working within their envy, they realized that no one person would have more than the other, that is, except the king and his benefactor, upon his death, the son. What the people did not realize, is that the basic "need" for them was water, food, and shelter which of course, had to be rationed equally among all of the people. For shelter they lived in "shanty huts" made from corn plants, brush etc.., they could not use the trees as the king needed those to build his kingdom, roads etc..,. The name of the system is called Socialism that soon gave way to the ultimate design - Communism - which means commune living which also was endorsed back under the hippie generation and failed greatly, of course. While under the socialistic form the people would be divided and given certain crops, such as corn, potatos, etc..., they would grow to sustain each other. But this failed the king as he had little control over the produce, thus he incorporated the communistic system, which all produce would be given the king and distributed back unto the people as "need". The name of the inheritor of this system, that is, the king's son, was called, Guatamayla Siddartha, and the name of that little system today is called Communist Red China or the Peoples Republic of China. Guatamayla also setup a form of religion to hold the people and that religion today is called Bhudda or Bhuddism, the "fat" little figure whom had plenty to eat and drink as he ate the people's abundance, but if you notice you rarely see any "fat or overweight" Chinese people. We are trying to embrace this same system today under Obama and his wife who has recently began a campaign against overweight children and adults and removing food items from the schools etc.., to "save" the children, later they will want to regulate their exercise and ability to drink of the fruit of the vine and their attempt at smoking. Up front, this all looks semi-good, however, Obama is an avowed Socialist and Michelle did not feel good about America until he was elected, now they are not to blame, but the people of this great country are to blame for electing Socialism.
If you were to read the novel by George Orwell's "1984" you will see the blueprint design for this current bid to turn America to the socialist form of government. When I had to drop out of high school to care for my Mother and went into the military, I was faced with a new dilema in my life and that is, "time" and how to spend the time, so I set upon a course of self-education to which I have not ceased upon the opportunity to do so, and where did I begin? I began with what I determined to be the need, and that was of knowing the truth, if you have the truth then you can line up all the things that are fake by the truth. The FBI, when they are dealing with counterfeiters, do not look at all the counterfeit bills that they have, it is too numerous to accomplish, instead they are set in a room with a 20 dollar bill and then after much research, they are quizzed about the bill and have to tell every detail of the bill, if you stay in a room long enough you will become aware of every detail and aspect of that bill. So it is with us, we must take what we know to be the truth and study it intensely to recognize all the fake that is in the world. Obama could not have been elected without those that are the "so-called" church today. There are basically two camps within the church and those are the church that believes tribulation occurred back in the 70AD destruction of Jerusalem and that we are in the Milennial reign of Jesus Christ now or today. The tribulation period is that time which is marked by Revelation, the last book in the new testament, of the Bible. The Milennial, is that time frame noted in the same book which denotes that Christ will rule on earth for a 1,000 year period found in Revelation chapter 20 verses 4 through 6, Milennial is a short word for 1,000 - and milennial means 1,000, and it has been 2 Milennia since Christ was on the earth that is 2,000 years.
The other church, believes that we are coming to a time that Tribulation is to begin and that this church is to be "caught up" or what men/women call the "rapture" which means, "caught up", but many denounce the use of the term - rapture - as they state it is not found in the Bible and that is true, it is not, it is a greek term meaning, "caught up" just like the Milennial means 1,000. Now giving that most will accept what is truth then the first church mentioned, which believes the "tribulation period" happened in 70AD have missed the "timeframe" by a 1,000 years, as the Bible states Christ will rule a "1,000 years" it has already been 2,000 so either the Bible is wrong or this group is wrong. I could focus on many reasons why the first group is wrong but it would not advantage you as such, so instead, I will focus on what is determinate truth, the second church. Consider that which Peter states:
"But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day". 2Peter 3:8
Peter reminds us that a day with the LORD or God is as a 1,000 year period, and now we have a timeframe in which to work and in looking to the old testament which is written to the Jew (the new testament is written to the church or the Christian) in Hosea:
"Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight." Hosea 6:1-2
Remember that the old testament is written unto the Jewish peoples and when Christ came He was called the LORD with all capital letters at least four times in the book of John chapter 19 verses 13,18,25, and 28 (not all Bibles spell it with caps) and also remember that Jerusalem was destroyed in 70AD and the Jews were devasted, beaten, raped, etc.., and in the above verse it states the LORD had "torn" and "smitten" Israel but that He would also "heal" and "bind" them up and in the third (3rd) day not only would they be "revived" after the 2nd day but that they would live in His sight upon the beginning of the 3rd day. This timeframe would begin with the resurrection and glorification of the LORD configured back unto His birth to His acsension into heaven. Now it has been 2 days since Christ was born and we are soon to begin the journey into the 3rd, however, not knowing when Christ was born leaves us without an actual time, which is ok because we are not to know the day and hour of His return, only the time and season of His return are we to know. The 1st church believed the tribulation period to be "local" and apply only to Israel, however, the Bible states it is a time of tribulation that will come upon the entire earth and to all nations. We are given many prophecies or predictions of the things which must first occur before the tribulation period begins but two of them really standout.
1. Not only was the Bible to be preached unto all the nations of the earth but it also must be published (in the language of all nations) to all the nations of the earth which has been acheived, the King James Bible has been written in all the languages of all the nations and is growing immensely in all those countries.
"And the gospel must first be published among all nations." Mark 13:10
2. Israel must be back in the land and flourishing as a Nation which occurred in 1948.
"Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled". Matthew 24:32-34
"I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the firstripe in the fig tree at her first time: but they went to Baalpeor, and separated themselves unto that shame; and their abominations were according as they loved." Hosea 9:10

Israel is the fig tree that Christ identified in the verse above and if you look at the timeframe it looks something like this, 1948 + 70 = 2018 - 7 = 2011, 70 years is the timeframe of one generation as told in Jeremiah,
"For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place." Jeremiah 29:10
"In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem." Daniel 9:2

If someone gives you a gift and you like the gift and you decide to purchase something that person likes and give it to them, this is not a gift but it is called an exchange of gifts or an exchange of items (think Christmas time), but it is no longer a gift if you give something in return. If someone were to visit you and brought you a gift and gave it unto you and when they left they moved over seas to another country and you would never see them again, this is called a gift. If you were to see something in a store window you really wanted but the cost was way beyond your means and someone purchased it for you and came to you and stated this is a "free" gift, this would mean that they had made the purchase at their own cost and paid for it in full and then gave it to you and then moved to a foreign land never having returned in your lifetime then this is a "free" gift to you, but someone had to pay for that which you could not but to you it is free. Work has two types and one is, you work to produce monies for yourself at a specified timeframe, but you have purchased by your labor that money you are to receive. Work is measured (2nd type) by anything you do in order to receive anything, such as the love of a girl, a parent etc..,. and this work is what you do for someone else and not for yourself, something like, if you had the chance and you loved a certain girl and she were arrested for speeding and it was determined she had to spend a week in jail, but you went to the judge and told him you would serve two weeks in her place, if she could go free. So there is a work for your own prosperity but there is a work that you pay for another, now suppose this person was someone you met on the street and not a woman, but a man, and for some unknown reason you wanted to serve his time and not allow him to know and made a deal with the judge that you would serve his time, only do not tell him, and the judge let him go free. Now the man has experienced the thing called a "free gift" but it was at your expense. Now suppose the man found out that you had served his time, but he had left to a foreign country and all he could afford was a stamp, paper and a thank you. A "free gift" is called "Grace" and it is given you or someone else totally free without your work, but it is a work paid by another.

"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2:8-9
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