Workingman Author Lifts Christians Into Gate of Life

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Joseph Traver Discusses ‘gatekeeping’ as path back to a life of truth and eternal blessedness

Joseph Traver’s unique ministry called him out of the darkness of the world’s open pathways to enter the fortress of our Lord through the narrow gate. It is a ministry of warning for those who are especially suited to man the gates as watchmen. The title of Traver’s exposition on this unique calling, I’m Just A Fork-Lift Operator. After All, What Do I Know? illustrates the well-oiled machinery that easily enables a single watchmen (or any man for that matter) to carry the superhuman burdens of the job if he carries out God’s instructions to the letter.

The author has chosen to speak as a small voice in the Christian world, the better to magnify the glorious message of redemption that his watch can give to people. After all, what Christian does not know by heart the lessons of his faith? The simple fork-lift operator is very well suited to encourage the faithful to enter the gate to life, a life that is pleasing to God’s eyes. The equations have been compressed and concentrated into a few simple guidelines that are easily understood and done. The sanctuary of the heart is kept clean and receptive to God’s messages and mysteries if these guidelines are met.

The author keeps his ministry alive and functional with repentance and hard work. These are the virtues that form the basis of true Christian practice. He has seen through many a lie and evil schemes of Pharisees on the streets and among the common flock. With perseverance and agape, he might yet turn the tide of evil that has rolled over the hapless flock into a motive to do better and resist the pull back into the darkness. The Lord’s strength is more powerful that an ocean of these tides. The fork-lift operator steadfastly bears witness to this strength.

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About the Author
Author Joe Traver was born into a family of blue collar workers who were truck drivers. He is the youngest of four children and was also the third member of the Traver men to serve as a union steward in one of the greatest unions of all time, the Teamsters union. The author’s father and brother served as union stewards before him, and it was their persistence, determination, and integrity as leaders that ultimately led the way in molding Joe’s character as an elected official. The one quality that he must constantly strive to perfect was the integrity of living his life by the truth.

I’m Just A Fork-Lift Operator. After All, What Do I Know? * by Joseph Traver
Publication Date: January 26, 2012
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