Pastor’s Corner

Welcome to the Pastor’s Corner blog. Pastor Mike Thomas will be blogging his thoughts periodically, and this page will show a chronological listing of the posts with the newest posts at the top.

Pastor’s Corner Feb 19, 2013- Security

So far we have discussed setting up a home food pantry and trading some paper money for something of real value. If you have been following the news then you have heard that the economy is improving with the stock market near an all time high. A boom also preceded the collapse in the Weimar Republic. The largest transfer of wealth in human history is about to take place and 95% of the American public will not see it coming. Inflation is to fiat currency like gravity is to airplanes, sooner or later they all come down. Inflation happens when the paper currency supply becomes so great that the perceived worth of it begins to fall. When this begins it starts a chain reaction in those who are well vested in this currency. Confidence begins to wane and they begin dumping the devalued notes as fast as possible which floods more paper into the system which in turn erodes confidence and that cycle does not end till the currency is completely valueless. You see the only way to get rid of the national debt is to inflate it out of existence where 16 trillion isn’t worth a loaf of bread. You may be thinking that is a good thing if our national debt disappears, but your wealth, all of it, disappears with it. You may think that this has only happened to third world countries or those defeated by war, but the reality of it is that no nation that abuses its monetary system escapes without paying a severe price. Our nation is on a reckless course of disaster of which the turning back point was 2008, but instead of turning back, taking our medicine then, our Presidents, both Republican and Democrat decided to crank up the presses. Enough said.
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Pastor’s Corner Jan 19, 2013

In this post we will discuss money, real money. I get more resistance from saved and lost folks alike about this than anything else. They think I am trying to put something over on them and that they will get burned if they believe me. First, I am not selling anything here, and if you have half a brain you will check this stuff out for yourself. Remember, the KJB is the only infallible source of information on this earth, so weigh every thing I say against a perfect standard, if you doubt the extra information please get on the internet and check it for yourself.
First, lets define what is real money. Exodus 35:5 “Take ye from among you an offering unto the LORD: whosoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it, an offering of the LORD; gold, and silver, and brass,”. Mind you, we are still accepting cash in our offerings but we will not turn up our noses if a little gold and silver makes its way into the offering box. The entire world operates on what is called a fiat money system, where printed paper is used as currency without anything of value backing the currency. We call these, reserve notes here in the U.S. The intrinsic value of this paper currency is zero, it is just paper! What gives it buying power is the confidence of the economy it comes from. Whenever that confidence evaporates there is a mass movement toward the exits. Your government and the Federal Reserve ( a private bank) are creating just such a scenario. At one time we did have some paper money called certificates, which were backed by real gold and silver and you could cash in the paper for the metal. Those certificates and circulated coinage made from precious metals are no longer produced. None of our coins are made of gold or silver, and even the pennies are no longer made of copper. In most cases it cost the government more to produce the present coinage than the value of the metal from which they are made. God recognized three metals primarily for offerings: gold, silver, and brass (which is an alloy of copper and zinc, just as our pennies were before 1982). Check out the charts at coinflation.com
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Pastor’s Corner Jan 15, 2013

Sorry for the delay in writing another page, I have been sick for two weeks with a wicked cold. Last post we discussed storing food. Storing enough food even for a family of four for a year is quite a task. It takes planning and coupon clipping if you’re on a tight budget. If you have unlimited or considerable resources, by all means buy the freeze dried foods that are already in vermin proof buckets. The stuff they have these days taste rather good, all you need is water and fire and you can have hot meals every day. If you’re doing it the hard way and the cheap way then start looking for sales on canned vegetables and fruits and buy a case or two of what you like. It will add up and soon you will have a sure enough food pantry. I strongly suggest that you do not broadcast this to your neighbors unless they are believers and are going to do the same. We will talk further about security in a future post.
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Pastor’s Corner Dec 21, 2012

What is it about Christians today who think if they prepare for tough times they are not trusting God? I think it’s pure laziness on their part not to do everything they can to lessen the blow to their families. I’ve been preaching for four years now that everyone should have a food pantry with at least three weeks worth of food so that you don’t have to fight half the town for the last loaf of bread on the shelf when the whole thing goes belly up.
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Pastor’s Corner Dec 20, 2012

For several years now I have wanted to have a Pastor’s page on our web site. A place where I could write about things that are of interest to me and maybe to you. Things I would not normally preach, although I preach about things that other preachers won’t. In the last four years or so the Lord has shown me some things on how to prepare for the beat down this nation is about to endure. Preachers are not preaching about it or even talking about it. Our nation is getting ready to implode on itself and thrust all of us into a great depression. This is the least that can happen! God has so many things in his arsenal to judge this nation that it will make you tremble. What ever happens, we deserve it as a people, a nation, and even a church, to be tried by fire (Rev 3:18).
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