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  • Tamara Weed


In the span of two weeks, the same passage in God’s Word was preached to me and my fellow church members. At the same church. By two different preachers that were not in correspondence with each other. Each preacher gave the message according to their particular style of preaching, but the message was the same. The verse they both preached on was Luke 16:19-31.

That’s not a coincidence. That’s God. He wants to reach everyone that He can, to show the way to eternal life with Him. We, that believe, are His church. His church is not a building made of brick and mortar, but of PEOPLE who HEAR His message and can share it with others in the hopes of bringing another soul to heaven.

Luke 16:19-31 talks about the Rich man and Lazarus, the beggar. The rich man lived in extravagance every day. Food, clothing, shelter, wine – you name it, and he had it. He ate good food, he wore fine linen clothes, he was warm, dry, and comfortable. Lazarus, the beggar, who the bible tells us was full of sores, laid at the rich man’s gate every day hoping for the crumbs that fell from the rich man’s table.

The bible says, it came to pass that Lazarus died and so did the rich man. Lazarus was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom (this was not heaven but was a place where souls that believed in God went before Jesus died to give us a way into heaven); and that the rich man also died and was buried.

The rich man, the bible tells us, entered hell and was in torments. He lifted his eyes and saw that Lazarus was in Abraham’s bosom. He cried out to Abraham and asked for mercy. He asked that Lazarus be sent down with just a drop of water to cool his tongue for he was in torment in the flames. Abraham tells him that he can’t send Lazarus because there is a great gulf between them that is fixed so that those that are in Abraham’s bosom cannot pass into hell and those that are in hell cannot pass into Abraham’s bosom.

The rich man then pleads for Abraham to send Lazarus to the house of the rich man’s father where he has brethren so that Lazarus could testify to them so that THEY did not end up in hell – the place of torment that he was now in. Abraham tells him no; they have Moses and the prophets that they should listen to. The rich man responds with, “No father Abraham, but if you were to send them one from the dead, they will repent.” And Abraham says, “If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead”. (Interesting choice of words back then – before Jesus. Jesus hadn’t come yet, but he was coming, and he did rise from the dead and he has testified – and how many people to this day, still won’t HEAR?)

The rich man was not sent to hell because he was rich. He was sent because although he had heard the Word of God through Moses and the prophets, he believed them not. This isn’t a message about being rich or being poor. It’s about belief and non-belief. It’s God trying to bring us back to HIM because He loves us. It’s God giving you free will to make a choice but he’s letting you know what’s behind each choice in the hope that you will choose eternal life with Him. When we die, our bodies are what give out. Our physical heart stops. But our soul and our spirit continue on. Where we continue on to is the question. There are only two places. Heaven and Hell. This world is already condemned to hell. We chose that when Eve listened to Satan in the Garden of Eden. That’s when humans fell from God. And HE has been trying to reach us ever since and give us a way to get back to him. To do that, HE sent Jesus, his only begotten son, to be the Way, the Truth and the Life.

Do you believe in Heaven? Do you believe in Hell? Does your unbelief make either of them not real?

No.

Does my belief make either of them real?

No.

They are real because God says so, in HIS Word – The Bible. I have no doubt that if you don’t believe there is a hell, you WILL believe after a few mere seconds there. The sad part is it will be too late to do anything about it at that point.

Do you know what NO mercy looks like? I don’t because God grants me mercy every day. Mercy is God not giving us what we deserve. The punishment that we deserve for our sins. The punishment that Jesus took upon himself on the cross. I don’t want to even imagine what it would be like with no mercy.

Luke 16:24 says the rich man cried out and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.

But it was too late for mercy.

In Hell God isn’t there. There is no God there to grant you mercy. Your friends and family that have gone before you, that didn’t believe in Jesus, . . . they’re there, but they aren’t just waiting for you to get there so you can have a party with a keg of beer. No, they’re like the rich man . . . in torment and wishing for a drop of water . . . and mercy. If they could send someone to you, to tell you to repent and to believe . . . they would.

But THEY don’t have to because GOD already did. God sent his only begotten son so that WE might have eternal life in heaven with HIM. He sent Jesus to die on that cross for you, and for me. Can you imagine, even for a second, giving up one of your children to die on the cross for your neighbor? For the man that stands on the corner begging for change? I couldn’t.

God did. That’s Grace.

The tomb where Jesus was laid stands empty to this day because Jesus rose and defeated death for you and for me. Jesus lives. Jesus saves. And Jesus loves every single one of us.

Do you have family members or friends who are lost, like the rich man? Have you heard the Word of God through someone in your family or a friend, but choose to not believe?

Where you spend your eternal life IS important. We don’t have the luxury of saying “I have my whole life ahead of me to make that decision”, because we don’t. Eternity is one last breath away. One last heartbeat away. Eternity is an inch away from your nose as you drive down the highway to work each day. The choice of where you’ll spend eternity needs to be made here, and now, because once this body dies, if you haven’t repented and accepted Jesus as your savior – it’s too late.

Don’t be like the rich man, who lives on even today in hell wishing for one drop of water. Seek God – Choose Heaven over hell.

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  • Tamara Weed

At church this year, in several of my Pastor's messages, he said we needed to use our gifts for God. So, I said okay I’d love to use my writing for God. The problem was that I didn’t want to write about what I didn’t know and understand, and I didn’t want to just throw something out there. So, I figured I’d just pray about it and tell God that I’d love to write for His Glory, but I needed to know that what I was writing was coming from Him and not me. I didn’t hear any response, but I didn’t expect God to say, “Well it’s about time, Tamara…now write this”. What I did do, however, is what I’ve learned we should do, and that’s to just keep praying about it and being open to hearing God. I prayed and I did bible study in the meantime, growing in my understanding of God’s Word.


Here’s where I’d like to tell you a little bit about me, because it might help you understand me, and this. I rescue things…which is why I have 5 dogs (I used to have 6), and 7 cats. I also rescue rodents, and insects, and birds from the cats if I can. I even have a bird I rescued in 2016 in NM. I’m a sucker for a cute furry face and yes I think mice and even rats are cute… to an extent. I stop the car and move turtles to the side of the road, I drive slower (sometimes) to make sure I don’t hit a deer, racoon, possum, turtle, or squirrel.


To me, squirrels are sweet, cute, fun little creatures. I remember feeding them peanuts as a kid at my grandparents’ house. They’re adorable. Maybe there are some of you that don’t see them that way and feel they are pests. I get that they can be. In a lot of ways though, they’re like people. Some are better behaved than others, some are shy, some bold, and some have a mischievous way about them. One thing about them that you can be sure of is that if they’re going to cross the road and a car is coming, they vacillate between going the way they are headed or going back the way they came from and they aren’t always quick to decide which way to go. Often, the decision is taken away from them by the car. I get very sad when I see a squirrel lying in the road. I get sad when I see possums, deer, racoons … anything lying in the road, but I speak specifically of squirrels because they are important to what I’m sharing with you today.


God speaks to each of his believers if we are listening. Sometimes it’s a quiet, gentle nudge of a thought, sometimes it’s a firm reprimand, and a lot of the times it’s like a good friend sitting next to you, making an observation. That’s how it was this time.


On my way to church last week, a squirrel almost darted out in front of me and at the last minute didn’t. Thank you, Lord. And then a little further up the road there was one laying in the road that had been hit. I saw it again when I went home, and again when I went back for Sunday night service…where another of our Pastors talked about conviction. And then on my way home I saw the dead squirrel in the road again and God said, “People are like squirrels in their conviction.”


You might be saying “HUH?, and some of you might already have an idea where God was leading me with this. God requires us to make a decision regarding HIM. We have free choice to make whatever decision we want, but we must decide. God wants us to choose Him and follow the path He has set out for us, or we can choose to continue down the road we’re on that guarantees a death much like the flattened squirrel in the road. Our time for decision making can be taken away from us in an instant; in other words, if you vacillate between making that decision, that decision will at some point, be taken away from you; by a car, or cancer perhaps – something. That was the other thing he shared with me, that we don’t know how long we have. It could be 10 years, a few weeks, or a day. I know the older we get, the more we know this, but when we’re younger we don’t necessarily see it.


Anyway, I hope that now, when you see a squirrel after this, you might see them differently, or at least be reminded of what I’ve shared. Hopefully you’ll slow down a bit and not be the person/car to make the final decision for that squirrel if it happens to run this way and that in front of you. More importantly, if you haven’t been convicted in your decision for Christ, perhaps you’ll see a squirrel and remember that time is running out.

Don’t be a squirrel. Don’t vacillate on the road of life between Jesus and the path you’re on now without Him. Just like for the squirrel, when that decision is taken away, there is no second chance.

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  • Tamara Weed

Updated: Oct 30, 2021

On January 20th I didn’t watch the sham inauguration. I couldn’t. And that night, just like 80 million other Trump supporters, I was pretty depressed, and emotionally drained. We’d just spent the last 4 years fighting every single day alongside a real President. We researched, we learned, we fought against the fake media, the corrupt elected officials, our families, and our friends. Some of us were beaten and murdered. But we fought on and did our best to let President Trump know we loved him and stood behind him. Every day we fought an uphill battle and then to have to watch him walk away from the White House when we knew, without a doubt that the election was fraudulent, was bad enough, but to even think about watching a sham administration be sworn in, was too much.


And then a few nights later Donald Trump Jr. posted on Telegram the following message:


“Big announcement stay tuned!”


You can imagine that in the second that people read those words, their minds immediately went to their deepest desire – the announcement was going to be that President Trump was returning, the bad guys were going down to Gitmo, (and ohhhhh they so deserve to, and need to be going there). But that wasn’t the announcement that came out. I don’t think Don Jr. thought about the reaction his words would inspire. I think he was just excited about something he was doing. But that post, and the emotions that came out of that moment, helped me fill in what was missing in this blog post.


I know that based on the Q drops, were supposed to be enjoying the show – right? (Yes – I’m a Q follower. If that bothers you . . . why?) At any rate, we’re supposed to be enjoying the show. The thing is, though, because we’re awake AND because we have a conscience, we’re all sitting around on pins and needles, unable to enjoy the “show”. We’re unable because we know there are still children out there being kidnapped, tortured, sacrificed, and killed. We know there are people losing their livelihood, and their lives. People are out there committing suicide because they find no hope in their situation.


We’re awake, and we cannot go back to sleep. We can’t move backwards and for the moment we feel we can’t go forward. It’s knowing the truth, and once you know the truth, and SEE it, you can’t go backwards. You can’t unknow it.


It’s that I know, now, that none of the past elections, for decades have been real. Except for maybe Regan and for sure the 2016 election. Oh the 2016 election was definitely rigged but they hadn’t planned for Trump actually winning as many votes as he did. That’s why they’ve been so mad for the past 4 years. They hadn’t planned well enough for Trump’s unexpected win. It’s that knowledge and the fact that they were allowed to get away with it that I can’t un-know.


It’s having watched a decent man be treated like he was worse than the sludge you’d find at a waste plant - listening to people in the media, and in our Congress, spew their hatred at him and talk about him as if he were the worst of mankind, when if they’d just look in the mirror or listen to themselves, they’d see the exact ugliness they accused him of. It’s hearing people call him evil when he couldn’t be further from that, while the people they support are actually torturing and trafficking children, and bringing in drugs to destroy children’s lives, and the lives of their families. That’s evil.


It’s knowing that they, those in the White House now, were willing to separate families during a time when families needed each other the most, burn down our cities, destroy our businesses and commit murder all because their hatred of one man.


It’s watching Americans dutifully put on a face mask and give up their freedoms without putting up any semblance of a fight.


It’s knowing that I have friends and family that were too filled with hate to take a minute and ask the questions they needed to ask. Questions like:


Why IS the media so negative against this President when they’ve never been that way before – ever?

Or why DOES Nancy Pelosi and crew want President Trump out so badly that they do nothing, NOTHING, for the people for four years except spend all their time finding ways to fight Trump?

Or the biggest question they should have asked – WAS there cheating in the election? They didn’t want to know the truth because if there was cheating, and if President Trump won by the landslide that he actually DID win by, they’d have to question themselves on the fact that they might be wrong about a lot of things. But those so called intellectual, self-acclaimed smart people couldn’t be bothered to find out if they might be wrong.


This depression and shock that we’ve been in after seeing President Trump leave the White House – this is what the left wants to see from us. They want to see us defeated. They want us to know that we better never try this again, and we better think the way they want us to think, because they’re back in control now and they don’t plan on ever letting go again.

I say NO! I say no to their calls for unity because they can’t be serious – right? They have called us names for the last 5 years, they’ve shown their contempt for us openly, and they have threatened us over and over again. It’s being abused and then having the abuser say “now come give me a hug and a kiss – it’s all over now” and expecting us to do just that . . . kiss and make up.


I say NO.

What we can do, though, is move forward, and we need to. Let's get busy for our beloved America. It’s time for us to show President Trump that we’re there for him. Oh, I know we showed him love at the rallies and by our votes. But he needs to know that his efforts on our behalf, were not in vain.


So, let’s move forward. Let’s find ways to create new companies that are conservative based, and Christ centered. We need to replace Amazon, Twitter, FB, Verizon, AT & T, Sprint, General Electric, Gillette, Walmart, and ANY other company that has been not only shoving their leftist views down our throats but censoring us and shaming us in those same efforts to brainwash us. WE need to replace the companies that gladly took our money and gave it to the evil that now resides in the White House. We need to stop watching the shows and movies that traitorous celebrities are in. We need to start new motion picture studios and support those that are conservative or God centered like Pureflix.


We CAN come up with new ideas – WE ARE the people with the money, the moral ethic to actually work, and we know life isn’t easy, so we’re not going to give up when our first efforts don’t go the way we necessarily want them too. We need to stop buying from the above-mentioned companies, (and others I failed to mention). We need to ignore the mainstream media and don’t click on their stories. They’re still lying to us. We need to do exactly what the National Guard guys did and turn our backs on this administration, the Mainstream Media, and the companies that support them.


Even if this is it, and nothing else good happens, the one good thing that I’ll hold onto is that President Trump brought the enormity of the corruption of our government into the light so that we could see it. Really see it. That man put up with four years of hatred, and pure evil thrown at him from every direction – except from us. Be thankful that you are awake and can see the perversion that tried so hard to stay in the shadows because Donald Trump opened our eyes to the truth of the evil that has insidiously taken control in this beautiful Country. Things that make me weep. Things that make God weep.


I didn’t put my faith in President Trump because I thought he was God. I put my faith in President Trump because I believe in Jesus Christ and I believe that God has his hand on Donald J. Trump, and that God is moving in this country. HE is using President Trump to wake us up. HE is giving us another chance to turn back to HIM.


If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14

God uses flawed people to reach us. He always has. And even if it was God’s will that Biden got in through cheating for whatever reasons God has – God is moving in this Country. HE used President Trump to reach people not just in America, but around the world to pray for America – the one and only shining beacon of freedom that remains in this world. Because of those prayers, I believe that God has heard and that there is a reckoning coming for Biden, and the rest of the deep state cabal. But even if there isn’t…even if it’s God’s will that America fall, I still see God’s hand in the Trump Presidency and I still trust God’s will for the good of all.

Let’s connect with those that we trust and reach out to each other for ideas on how to beat what the left has in mind for us. And let’s keep God in our daily move forward. We need to pray for each other, for this Country, and like it or not we need to pray for those that we find it the hardest to consider praying for.


God doesn’t make mistakes. He didn’t make a mistake when he created you, or me, or even any of the evil doers that are in the White House right now. They made a choice, somewhere along the way to align themselves with evil. We don’t know their hearts, even though we may think we do.


But God does.


Jesus took upon himself the torture spewed hatred that Satan inspired the Romans to instill on Him during his trials and eventual crucifixion . . . HE did it to save our souls. God opened my eyes to HIS soul-saving grace and mercy years ago, to which I am eternally grateful for. I trust that God has this under control according to HIS Will and that’s good enough for me. I may not understand what’s happening right now, or know how it’s going to end . . .


But God does.

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