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How much faith does it take to be saved? Just one look. I can hear you saying, “What do you mean, Dave, just one look to be saved?” Well, let me tell you a story…
America's decline is accelerating. Biblical prophecy does not include America. Most prophecy experts see this as an indication that America will no longer be a major world power in the last days. For those of you who study bible prophecy and watch the news headlines, these facts come as no surprise. Time is getting short. The caricature of the man on the corner with a sign around his neck saying the end is near should no longer be a caricature. It's close....Believe it or not !
Americans are re-asserting their 4th Amendment rights
By Paul Joseph Watson
October 22, 2012
A truck driver who passed through an unconstitutional checkpoint 30 miles from the Mexican border stood up for his 4th Amendment rights by refusing to answer questions in another example of how Americans are re-asserting their liberties.
A You Tube video shows the truck driver approaching a checkpoint manned by U.S. Border Patrol agents. The checkpoint is situated in Texas at least 30 miles from the border with Mexico.
At my age, I have found that a person has to pick the battles they are willing to fight. This applies both to those battles we face each day in living our Christian life and also our interaction among other believers. In this day, there are a lot of battles raging within the different Christian groups on matters of theology and practice. Don't get me wrong here. I believe in having convictions based on the Word of God and standing for those convictions. I don't believe in trying to convince someone of my way of thinking when they hold other views which are different from mine. Sure, I will tell them what I believe and why I believe it. But most of the time I don't believe in trying to convince someone of my theological position when they have studied it just as much as I have, yet come to different conclusions.
I just received an email from Cathy Elliott, a Christian author who posted a blog article about truckers. You can read her article here. Remember fellow truckers, your influence goes beyond what you may see or hear about. Her article makes me realize this in a new way. Only after this life will we see the full extent of the influence we have had in the lives of others.
This editorial, written by Ken Huber from Tawas City, Michigan, has been making the rounds on the internet.
No matter how good a driver you are, deadly accidents can happen to your because of what other drivers do. This is just one of the dangers truckers face every day. Watch the video of this accident. For those of you who are considering truck driving for a career, just remember you will face this type of hazard every day.
Every day, you are just a few feet from danger and even death. This is especially true when driving on a two lane road. It only takes a second for an oncoming truck or car to cross the center line. Two vehicles traveling 60 mph in opposite directions will have an impact of 120 mph. And don't think that just because you are in a big truck, you have plenty of protection. That type of velocity will disintegrate just about anything- including a truck cab.
I have seen this happen a number of times over the years, on both icy and dry, clear roads. There have been times that other drivers have passed me on an Interstate and wandered onto the left shoulder. Every time it has happened, I immediately slowed down because I knew what was about to happen. They inevitably start to fishtail and try to correct it. They have gone in front of me sideways and off the road to the right side. One car even rolled over. Fortunately, none were hurt, just shaken up a bit. God's protection was on us all at those times.
Anytime you see a vehicle in front of you start to fishtail, slow down. Many times, they will end up going right in front of you.
I read some statistics once, which said truck driving is the second most dangerous occupation in terms of accidents per man hour. The distinction for first place was given to mine and quarry workers. By the way, do you still want to become a truck driver?
Porn: it burns the soul, destroys lives and marriages, and leads down the steep slope to Hell. Reading pornography is not limited to just unbelievers. The addiction strikes Christians as well- just like drug addiction. I know of Christian marriages which have been torn apart by the husband reading pornographic magazines and watching videos. Pornography is rampant in our country, even on the television. Most people watching cable TV don't even realize that many of the shows are pornographic in nature. It is "soft sold" to the public. Filthy comedy, lewd advertisements, and shows portraying adultery and homosexuality are just as detrimental to your life as full page spreads of nude photos. The only difference is that it is more subtle.
Pornographic material is also one of the major causes of human sex trafficking. I think it is safe to say that most truckers who engage in sex with prostitutes and human sex slaves started out by reading pornography. With the advent of wireless Internet, the problem is now even more pervasive. I wonder how many truckers sit out in their trucks late at night viewing online X rated videos and reading magazines. You can bet there are Christian truck drivers doing it as well.
Sometimes Christians say they can't forgive themselves for something they have done. If you ask them if God has forgiven them, they will say, "Yes, but I have a hard time forgiving myself." What they don't realize is that they are basically saying they have a higher standard of holiness than God Himself !
It doesn't matter how your day has gone. Always go home with your head held high.
Plucked, pounded, mistreated, overworked but still with dignity.
Attitude is everything.
NO MATTER HOW BAD LIFE IS TREATING YOU, REMEMBER TO STAND TALL AND HOLD YOUR HEAD UP HIGH
(Source: From an Email)
Jesus Christ is the reason for the season. It is at this time we celebrate that time 2000 years ago when God came to earth in the flesh to provide the payment for the sins of the whole world. Many people in this day do not like that name Jesus Christ. They would rather go on in their sins on their merry way to Hell. Militant atheists are trying their best to stamp out that name. Politically correct politicians and Congress are trying to stop Christian politicians from wishing people a Merry Christmas. Every day, I read online about groups trying their best to stamp out the name of Christ and Christianity. They should read Psalms 2:1-6:
Christianity is not a religion. It is a relationship. Many people call themselves Christians these days, but that does not make it so. These people believe that simply following the moral teachings of Christ is what makes them a Christian. Nothing could be farther from the truth. For example, suppose I went down to the Army surplus store and bought a soldier's uniform. I could dress up in fatigues, helmet, carry a rifle and act the part, and call myself a soldier. Would that make me one? Of course not. I have to become a soldier by signing up with a recruiter. Many people act the same way when talking about Christianity. They believe that if they try their best to live a good life according to the teachings of Christianity, that automatically makes them a Christian.
In life, all Christians encounter dry periods when it seems they pray and pray, but God seems far away and unreachable. It seems God has gone on vacation or even abandoned us. This experience is more common than many people realize. I have been there myself more than a few times in life. What does it mean?
Someone asked me a while back how to approach other drivers with the Gospel. Of course, you will want some type of presentation prepared for presenting the plan of salvation. However, the individual approach will be different depending on a lot of factors. Here are some pointers including what I call the "Shock Approach".
Someone once wrote me telling how he had difficulty dealing with problems. He said he believed in a "Higher Power". My response was that it takes more than that to successfully wage the battles of life. I asked him if he had a pocketknife or full artillery.
I get a lot of visitors to this site who are searching for Christian trucking firms to haul for. There is nothing wrong with that of course. However, I sometimes wonder about the real reasons people have for wanting to run for a Christian based trucking outfit. I'm sure many would just like to have the Christian fellowship and comaraderie which comes from that. There are some things I would like to point out to Christian truckers though.
Total Commitment: The Chicken and the Pig
The Displacement Principle: Getting the Sin Out of Your Life
How To Know You Are A Christian
One of the questions my readers sometimes ask me is how do they go about advertising (getting the word out) about a ministry they are starting up for truckers. The answer to that question depends on the type of ministry they have and who they are trying to reach. There are, however, some general answers.
Some of you have written me over the past few months wondering if you should get into trucking. Many of you have been layed off and unemployed for a number of months and are feeling in a kind of limbo and even desperate. I know the feeling. Although I can't tell you whether or not you should be a truck driver, I can offer some general principles about how God sometimes directs us into a direction He wants us to go. Please read the following prayerfully and may God lead you into an understanding of what He wants you to do.
For those of you who are wondering how to become a trucker, I've written this short article as a primer on the topic. Being a truck driver offers experiences you won't find in other occupations. Truck driving can offer excitement, new experiences and allow you to see new places and explore the country. It can also be a grueling lifestyle at times and can create hardships if you are married.
For those of you who have been keeping up with the international news, I am sure you are getting the feeling that the Rapture is not far off. Iran is flouting its nose at the international community regarding its development of nuclear capability. A Russian shipment of missles to Iran was intercepted supposedly by the Israeli Mossad. Iran is developing a relationship with Venezula and Venezula has agreed to replicate Irans nuclear development. With the continuing destruction of our country by our elected officials, I don't see how anyone can doubt the prophecies in scripture are rapidly coming into place. America is not is Bible prophecy. I think that this year we have seen the reasons this is so.
I know it's getting hard for some of you truckers out there. Loads are down for some companies and there are more truckers looking for jobs, especially those of you who are new to the industry.
A while back I ran across a website which is one of the best sites to explain End Time events which I have ever found. This is a very User interactive site with videos, timelines, and more. Learn more about End Time Events at: Are We Living In The Last Days.Com
You've probably seen it around the truck stops, yet never realized what it was. That prostitute knocking on your truck door could very well be a human slave forced into prostitution by others. If so, then she is shuttled around from truck stop to truck stop and forced into degrading acts just to put money in the pocket of her "owners". At night she cries and dreams of home and freedom. She prays to God, yet there is no answer.
Learn what you can do to stop human trafficking.
Truckers Against Trafficking (28:11) from iEmpathize on Vimeo.
Hal Lindsey answers the question: How do you know if you are saved?
When the Devil tries to remind you of your past, just remind him of his future.
Want to witness to someone, but don't know what to say? Just refer them to this website and have them read John R. Rice's presentation: What Must I Do To Be Saved?
Want to get involved in some type of ministry on the road, but don't know exactly how to go about it? There is plenty of need for Bible distributors to pass out Bibles to the chapels at the truckstops. You can purchase Bibles through ministries such as HMI Ministries . Buy a case of paperback Bibles for around $65 plus shipping and handling and just ask them for a distributor's list when you order. The list will tell you all the stops throughout the country where you can distribute them. There are a lot of people on the road who have been saved through these Bibles and it is well worth the effort. Sixty five bucks, yeah, that's less than the cost of a motel room for one night these days.
This website has loads of "How To" information on witnessing. Ray Comfort really knows his stuff too and can back it up by his own personal experience in witnessing. Check his site out at: Way of the Master .
Faith Logistics empowers rehabilitated former inmates to re-enter their communities as strong contributors and positive role models through the trucking industry.
In conjunction with Truckers Christian Chapel Ministries, we have started a forum for truckers' wives to network and provide mutual encouragement. Visit the new site at: http://truckerswives.org and post your comments or stories to help us get it rolling.
Truckers Christian Chapel Ministries
Roadbed Ministries of Virginia
Ministry to Motorcyclists
Christian Motorcyclists Association
The Narrow Road has inspirational trucker stories from a Christian point of view. Visit the blog. I have a promise from the author that there are a lot more stories to come.