July 14, 2019
The Courageous, the Robust, the Proud, the Free
“In June of 1775, the Continental Congress created a unified military out of the revolutionary forces encamped round Boston and New York, and named after the nice George Washington, Commander-in-Chief.
“The Continental Military suffered the bitter winter of Valley Forge, discovered glory throughout the waters of the Delaware, and seized victory from Cornwallis of Yorktown.
“At Fort McHenry, beneath the rockets’ pink glare, it had nothing however victory. And when daybreak got here, their Star Spangled Banner waved defiant.
“At Shiloh, Antietam, and Gettysburg, our troopers gave the final full measure of devotion for the true unity of our nation and the liberty of all Individuals.
“Within the trenches of World Conflict One, an Military Sergeant named Alvin York confronted an inferno of enemy fireplace and refused to retreat. He mentioned, ‘I gained’t depart. I gained’t cease.’ He shot his rifle 18 instances, killing 18 of the enemy. Once they fastened bayonets and charged, he killed seven extra. Your entire German machine gun battalion surrendered due to one man, Alvin York.
“A era later, the Military returned to Europe, and embarked upon an excellent campaign. With knives and rifles in hand, the Rangers scaled the cliffs of Normandy. The 101st Airborne leapt into the hazard from above, illuminated solely by enemy flares, explosions, and burning plane. They threw again the Nazi empire with lightning of their very own, from the turrets of Sherman tanks and the barrels of the M1 rifle.
“Outnumbered, American warriors fought by way of the bunkers of Pork Chop Hill and held the road of civilization in Korea.
“Within the elephant grass of Vietnam, the First Cavalry made its stand amid a forest consumed in flame, with enemies at each single flip.
“The Military introduced America’s righteous fury right down to Al Qaeda in Afghanistan and cleared the bloodthirsty killers from their caves.
“They liberated Fallujah and Mosul, and helped liberate and obliterate the ISIS caliphate, only in the near past, in Syria. A hundred percent gone.
“Via the centuries, our troopers have all the time pointed in direction of house, proclaiming, ‘This We’ll Defend.’
“The longer term belongs to the courageous, the sturdy, the proud, and the free. We’re one folks, chasing one dream, and one magnificent future. All of us share the identical heroes, the identical house, the identical coronary heart, and we’re all made by the identical Almighty God.” (President Donald J Trump; Salute to America)
“Whenever you exit to battle in opposition to your enemies and see horses and chariots and other people extra quite a few than you, don’t be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, who introduced you up from the land of Egypt, is with you. If you end up approaching the battle, the priest shall come close to and communicate to the folks. He shall say to them, ‘Hear, O Israel, you might be approaching the battle in opposition to your enemies at the moment. Don’t be fainthearted. Don’t be afraid, or panic, or tremble earlier than them, for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you, to struggle for you in opposition to your enemies, to avoid wasting you.’” (Deuteronomy 20:1-4; NASB)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Earlier than you go on, declare this over your self, then over the Physique of Christ, “Hear, oh Church, you might be approaching the battle in opposition to your enemies at the moment. Don’t be fainthearted. Don’t be afraid, or panic, or tremble earlier than them, for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you, to struggle for you in opposition to your enemies, to avoid wasting you.”
- America is preventing or going through a variety of potential battles. Some are with different nations, some are ethical, and a few are inside governmental energy struggles. Ask the Lord to focus on your prayers to at the very least certainly one of them. (We have now given you some to think about under.)
- Begin by saying, “This, we’ll defend! Present us the way to intercede, Lord. This battle belongs to You!”
- Bodily battles: Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and others (click on right here for a present map.)
- The place the enemy is threatening: Iran and North Korea.
- Ethical battles: abortion and the struggle for Life, gender id, racial division, different human sexuality/purity, medicine and the opiod epidemic, and pornography and sex-trafficking.
- Political and governmental division and in-fighting, together with hatred of President Trump, the disaster on the U.S. southern border, economics and the rise of socialism.
A prayer you’ll be able to pray:
God, I declare, “Hear, oh Church, you might be approaching the battle in opposition to your enemies at the moment. Don’t be fainthearted. Don’t be afraid, or panic, or tremble earlier than them, for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you, to struggle for you in opposition to your enemies, to avoid wasting you.” (Select a subject from the listing above. Let Holy Spirit contact your coronary heart for at the very least certainly one of these issues. Do analysis, if want be, so you might be praying with perception and present info. Earlier than you intercede, say, “This, I’ll defend! Present me the way to intercede, Lord. This battle belongs to You!”)
At the moment’s decree:
“The Lord is preventing our nation’s battles. He’ll save America!”