I pray for those who about to fight. Wednesday December 11th, 2002
In under three weeks, the United States of America and Israel are, in all probability, going to launch an out and out attack on one or more muslim countries in the Middle East. It will not be President Bush, Vice President Cheney, members of the Senate or Members of the House that will be on the front lines, no, it will be men carrying pay grades between E-1 and O-7 that will have their lives at risk. They will be grunts, and those who support them. And while they will be the ones doing the fighting, they will be carrying into battle with them, the sins and baggage of those who sent them. The President, the Vice President, members of the Joint Chiefs and Congress.
For as Scripture teaches us, the kings do the ordering, the troops do the dying.
And again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and He moved against David for saying to Joab, "Go, number Israel and Judah."
For the king said to Joab the captain of the host, which was with him, "Go now through all the tribes of Israel, from Dan even to Beersheba, and number ye the people, that I may know the number of the people." And Joab said unto the king, "Now the LORD thy God add unto the people, how many soever they be, an hundredfold, and that the eyes of my lord the king may see it: but why doth my lord the king delight in this thing?"
Notwithstanding the king's word prevailed against Joab, and against the captains of the host. And Joab and the captains of the host went out from the presence of the king, to number the people of Israel. And they passed over Jordan, and pitched in Aroer, on the right side of the city that lieth in the midst of the river of Gad, and toward Jazer: Then they came to Gilead, and to the land of Tahtimhodshi; and they came to Danjaan, and about to Zidon, and came to the strong hold of Tyre, and to all the cities of the Hivites, and of the Canaanites: and they went out to the south of Judah, even to Beersheba.
So when they had gone through all the land, they came to Jerusalem at the end of nine months and twenty days. And Joab gave up the sum of the number of the people unto the king: and there were in Israel eight hundred thousand valiant men that drew the sword; and the men of Judah were five hundred thousand men.
And David's heart smote him after that he had numbered the people. And David said unto the LORD, "I have sinned greatly in that I have done: and now, I beseech thee, O LORD, take away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly." For when David got up in the morning, the word of the LORD came unto the prophet Gad, David's seer, saying, Go and say unto David, Thus saith the LORD, I offer thee three things; choose thee one of them, that I may do it unto thee.
So Gad came to David, and told him, and said unto him, "Shall seven years of famine come unto thee in thy land? or wilt thou flee three months before thine enemies, while they pursue thee? or that there be three days' pestilence in thy land? now advise, and see what answer I shall return to Him that sent me."
And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let us fall now into the hand of the LORD; for His mercies are great: and let me not fall into the hand of man. So the LORD sent a pestilence upon Israel from the morning even to the time appointed: and there died of the people from Dan even to Beersheba seventy thousand men. And when the angel stretched out his hand upon Jerusalem to destroy it, the LORD repented of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed the people, It is enough: stay now thine hand. And the angel of the LORD was by the threshing place of Araunah the Jebusite.
And David spake unto the LORD when he saw the angel that smote the people, and said, "Lo, I have sinned, and I have done wickedly: but these sheep, what have they done? let thine hand, I pray Thee, be against me, and against my father's house." (2 Samuel 24:1-17)
You see, God had ordered that the children of Israel were never to be counted by a king, or by orders of any other than Him and Him alone. Yet, David ignored God's rule. God then struck out and killed a huge number of David's troops. David had an army of 1,300,000 men. Fo them God, by an angel killed 70,000 men and this single angel had just gotten started when God called him off.
Like Israel in the time of David, we too have a king that tends to go his own way, even when it means ignoring the rules, laws, precepts and will of God. George Bush, like David, is serving in a time when we, like Israel, have many and the same enemies, in a time when we are about to embark on a war. Probably, sometime within two weeks after CHRISTmas, the United States of America with the help of Israel is going to launch the most devastating attack the world has yet to see on one or more countries in the Middle East. This attack could easily and with very little provocation, involve the use of Nuclear weapons.
As Joab followed the orders of David, even when he knew David was wrong, so will our battlefield commanders and troops follow the orders of George Bush. And I don't have a problem with that, for I know that what we are about to do in the Middle East is not in opposition to God's word, but in fulfilment of it. For the Middle East is a hot bed of satan worshiping under the guise of satan's alias, allah. For us to go in there and give Israel a little more time to come to know the Lord is not only politically correct, it is morally and Scripturally correct as well.
But, like David, George Bush has a bit of baggage he should rid himself and this country of before going to war. That baggage involves his steadfast support of homosexuality and abortion, both of which especially partial birth abortion, are abominations in the eyes of God. And it is this that God will be thinking about as we and Israel launch this attack.
Let us pray:
Lord God Creator of all heaven and earth, please, please do not hold the sins of the kings against those who are about to fight. Lord, is it not enough that those in the press, those in the media, those on the streets with signs, and those who work with the aforementioned traitors, who serve satan under the guise of worshiping allah, hate our men?
Is it not enough for these men to have to fear not only those they face off against, but those in high office at home in the congress, the senate and the courts, as well as those with stars on their shoulders who have more interest in their careers than they do the lives of those fighting?
Oh Lord God Above, I beseech Thee that Thou would be with our young men, that Thou would allow only those who have been truly Born Again to perish in the upcoming battles. I would ask Thee Lord to be with the families, especially the children as they listen to the haters of all that is good and right with this nation, as they will lambaste their dads on the news day after day. Help these little ones to understand that the traitors in high office and the media are not the ones who are fighting pure evil, but that it is their dads who are doing that and that those who verbally assault them are not patriots or Christians, but are traitors and satan worshipers defending those who fight against these children's dads and attack our Nation and You and those who worship You.
Lord I know it will sound strange to many that I ask You to only allow those who are Yours to be killed. But Lord, You know that those who die who are not Yours are satan's and I would beseech Thee to give those of our men who are not Yours time to come to You. To give them time to see the horrors of those who serve satan so that they may use the free will that You have given them to choose eternal Life with You and not eternal death with those they fight on all fronts.
Lord I again ask that you will be with the families of those ordered to fight, to help them see those who attack our men for what they really are not for what they are portrayed to be.
God blessed America when she feared Him, now it appears, she may face His wrath.
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