Make no mistake about it my brothers and sisters; we are in a war now. A war which has been waged for over 2000 years; but our people have not recognized that fact yet. There a few who are well aware of it, but your friends and neighbors are not; nor do they want to know it.
The enemy has been able, through their control of the media, to blind the vast majority of our brothers and sisters to that fact; but we have God on our side, of that there is no doubt.
Therefore, I remind you of the story of Gideon as related in Judges 6:8‑7:22: “ That the LORD sent a prophet unto the children of Israel, which said unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I brought you up from Egypt, and brought you forth out of the house of bondage; And I delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of all that oppressed you, and drave them out from before you, and gave you their land; And I said unto you, I am the LORD your God; fear not the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but ye have not obeyed my voice. And there came an angel of the LORD, and sat under an oak which was in Ophrah, that pertained unto Joash the Abi‑ezrite: and his son Gideon threshed wheat by the winepress, to hide it from the Midianites (Here we can see that Gideon was what people would call, today, a tax protester, and like so many Americans today tried to hide the gains of his labors from the government; therefore, don ’ t condemn a person for not wanting to give what is rightfully his to the government, praise the Lord that here is another who is following Biblical acts ). And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him, and said unto him, The LORD is with thee, thou mighty man of valour (See here God is calling Gideon a mighty man of valor because he was concealing his rightful gain from his labors from the government). And Gideon said unto him, Oh my Lord, if the LORD be with us, why then is all this befallen us? and where be all his miracles which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt? but now the LORD hath forsaken us, and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites. And the LORD looked upon him, and said, Go in this thy might, and thou shalt save Israel from the hand of the Midianites: have not I sent thee? And he said unto him, Oh my Lord, wherewith shall I save Israel? behold, my family is poor in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father's house. And the LORD said unto him, Surely I will be with thee, and thou shalt smite the Midianites as one man. And he said unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, then shew me a sign that thou talkest with me. Depart not hence, I pray thee, until I come unto thee, and bring forth my present, and set it before thee. And he said, I will tarry until thou come again. And Gideon went in, and made ready a kid, and unleavened cakes of an ephah of flour: the flesh he put in a basket, and he put the broth in a pot, and brought it out unto him under the oak, and presented it. And the angel of God said unto him, Take the flesh and the unleavened cakes, and lay them upon this rock, and pour out the broth. And he did so. Then the angel of the LORD put forth the end of the staff that was in his hand, and touched the flesh and the unleavened cakes; and there rose up fire out of the rock, and consumed the flesh and the unleavened cakes. Then the angel of the LORD departed out of his sight...And Gideon said unto God, If thou wilt save Israel by mine hand, as thou hast said, Behold, I will put a fleece of wool in the floor; and if the dew be on the fleece only, and it be dry upon all the earth beside, then shall I know that thou wilt save Israel by mine hand, as thou hast said. And it was so: for he rose up early on the morrow, and thrust the fleece together, and wringed the dew out of the fleece, a bowl full of water. And Gideon said unto God, Let not thine anger be hot against me, and I will speak but this once: let me prove, I pray thee, but this once with the fleece; let it now be dry only upon the fleece, and upon all the ground let there be dew. And God did so that night: for it was dry upon the fleece only, and there was dew on all the ground.
Then Jerubbaal, who is Gideon, and all the people that were with him, rose up early, and pitched beside the well of Harod: so that the host of the Midianites were on the north side of them, by the hill of Moreh, in the valley. And the LORD said unto Gideon, The people that are with thee are too many for me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel vaunt themselves against me, saying, Mine own hand hath saved me. Now therefore go to, proclaim in the ears of the people, saying, Whosoever is fearful and afraid, let him return and depart early from mount Gilead. And there returned of the people twenty and two thousand; and there remained ten thousand. And the LORD said unto Gideon, The people are yet too many; bring them down unto the water, and I will try them for thee there: and it shall be, that of whom I say unto thee, This shall go with thee, the same shall go with thee; and of whomsoever I say unto thee, This shall not go with thee, the same shall not go.
So he brought down the people unto the water: and the LORD said unto Gideon, Every one that lappeth of the water with his tongue, as a dog lappeth, him shalt thou set by himself; likewise every one that boweth down upon his knees to drink. And the number of them that lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, were three hundred men: but all the rest of the people bowed down upon their knees to drink water. And the LORD said unto Gideon, By the three hundred men that lapped will I save you, and deliver the Midianites into thine hand: and let all the other people go every man unto his place (SO DON ’ T FEAR FOLKS, AS YOU CAN SEE GOD DOES NOT NEED GREAT ARMIES WITH VAST NUMBERS, HE ONLY NEEDS A FEW TO ACCOMPLISH A GREAT VICTORY AGAINST A VAST ARMY WITHOUT NUMBER; REMEMBER THAT THE BOOK OF OBADIAH SHOWS THAT THE ENEMY WILL BE DESTROYED BY THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL OUR PEOPLE ) So the people took victuals in their hand, and their trumpets: and he sent all the rest of Israel every man unto his tent, and retained those three hundred men: and the host of Midian was beneath him in the valley. And it came to pass the same night, that the LORD said unto him, Arise, get thee down unto the host; for I have delivered it into thine hand. But if thou fear to go down, go thou with Phurah (Here we can see that Phurah was also a brave man, whom God had sent to Gideon previously. By this we can see that a brave man will draw other brave men around him, so don ’ t fear God will send someone to you tho be with you when the time comes. Pray that the time comes quickly ) thy servant down to the host: And thou shalt hear what they say; and afterward shall thine hands be strengthened to go down unto the host. Then went he down with Phurah his servant unto the outside of the armed men that were in the host. And the Midianites and the Amalekites and all the children of the east lay along in the valley like grasshoppers for multitude; and their camels were without number, as the sand by the sea side for multitude. And when Gideon was come, behold, there was a man that told a dream unto his fellow, and said, Behold, I dreamed a dream (Remember me telling you about the (sic) Pastor David Langsford, and how he is constantly telling people they will be destroyed so they will fear the enemy and will do nothing to hinder them?), and, lo, a cake of barley bread tumbled into the host of Midian, and came unto a tent, and smote it that it fell, and overturned it, that the tent lay along. And his fellow answered and said, This is nothing else save the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a man of Israel: for into his hand hath God delivered Midian, and all the host. And it was so (See how this one man put fear into his fellow soldiers?), when Gideon heard the telling of the dream, and the interpretation thereof, that he worshipped, and returned into the host of Israel, and said, Arise; for the LORD hath delivered into your hand the host of Midian. And he divided the three hundred men into three companies, and he put a trumpet in every man's hand, with empty pitchers, and lamps within the pitchers. And he said unto them, Look on me, and do likewise: and, behold, when I come to the outside of the camp, it shall be that, as I do, so shall ye do. When I blow with a trumpet, I and all that are with me, then blow ye the trumpets also on every side of all the camp, and say, The sword of the LORD, and of Gideon. So Gideon, and the hundred men that were with him, came unto the outside of the camp in the beginning of the middle watch; and they had but newly set the watch: and they blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers that were in their hands. And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the LORD, and of Gideon. And they stood every man in his place round about the camp: and all the host ran, and cried, and fled. And the three hundred blew the trumpets, and the LORD set every man's sword against his fellow, even throughout all the host: and the host fled to Bethshittah in Zererath, and to the border of Abelmeholah, unto Tabbath (See how quickly and how thoroughly that one person can put fear into a vast number of men by his cowardance? This one man told the story and it went throughout the camp of the enemy and made them all fear, because this man had a dream. And that is what this so-called preacher says he has and most of his guests. So he is putting fear into our brothers and sisters with is false teachings and his dreams from hell ). ” (KJV)
Winning The War which is said to be something unmatched in history is taking place today, as leaders of nations and religions join forces to bring about a New World Order, supported by a new religion which excludes the Christian faith. This is a struggle for control of the minds of men and no one is exempt from its impact. (Of course we know that Gideon had a battle similar to the one being waged today, a war against ungodly people who were trying to take over the know world at that time)
It is a war being waged on all levels of society; in schools; in the media; in the business world; in the arts and in religion. Every day and almost every hour we are being bombarded with expressions, ideas and suggestions designed to capture our thoughts, mold our opinions and change our behavior.
As is often the case in history, the majority of people do not have the slightest, nor have they awakened to the processes going on until the change has already taken place. This struggle has already brought drastic changes in families, trade, education, religion and our basic culture. However, Christians should not be among those taken unaware. From the beginning of the Faith, there has been an intense effort to destroy it, even as His enemies tried to destroy Christ. (John 8:37)
Paul wrote: "For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh: For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but mighty through God to the casting down of strongholds. Casting down reasonings, and every high thing that is exalted against the knowledge of God, and bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ." (2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
The warfare, today, is being fought on a much wider scale than the apostle Paul could have ever imagined, but it is the same warfare he described, in which it is our task to cast down the strongholds of Satan and all the theories and philosophies which are exalted against God, and to bring men's thoughts to the point of obedience to Christ. And that does not mean to hide in a so-called spiritual foxhole, afraid to raise your head above the rim, for fear of the enemy.
The majority of Judeo-Christians seem to be unaware that this epochal battle is taking place; their chief interests are about the same as those of the rest of the world. They have even adopted the world's music and (sic) call it Christian Music. (Gag, Vomit, Gag). This may be because they think of warfare as something to be fought with guns, planes and missiles, but this warfare is spiritual. In a sense it is invisible, a war of thoughts, ideas, words, intentions and desires. (Of course there will come a time when guns, planes and missiles will come into use, but first we must win the spiritual war with God ’ s help. We must inform as many of our brothers and sisters as we can to the antics of the enemy. This is what I am trying to the best of my ability to do; That is to do the service of a Watchman on the Walls of Israel, though we are a poor excuse for one. Someday God will send someone who is truly worthy of wearing that badge, but until that time comes or God takes us to the grave to be resurrected on that great day, we will do the very best that I can to do my duty. So all you that curse us and make fun and send us the dirty messages you do, take that to your masters and tell them that we hate them with a perfect hadtred as did David of old! ).
Our struggle is not about land, independence, nor even freedom, although all these may be affected. Many think that the battle can be won at the ballot box. Wrong! Minds and hearts are not changed by majority vote! Changing one's politics does not change his relationship to God. One may be extremely patriotic and still not be in the battle on the side of God. Paul put it like this: "Now the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him: and he cannot know them, because they are spiritually judged." (1 Corinthians 2:14) Our mission is not to reform society but to bring thinking brothersand sisters to the truth of Jesus that God may find them worthy of being called and they will then put their faith in Him.
In this warfare, we have only one weapon, "the sword of the Spirit." (God's revealed truth ), and no other instrument will be effective. This can be seen in that for the past several decades Judeo-Christian leaders have been using the various approaches of modern psychology, refined by the best educated and most sophisticated leaders in the world, but they have been losing the war.
The "Judeo-Christian church growth" gurus have instructed tens of thousands of preachers in the methods of manipulation designed to fill church buildings, but which do not make a dent in the strongholds of the enemy and which fail to produce obedience to Christ. Have you ever seen a change in any place the Jew Billy Graham, Robert Schuler, Kenneth Copeland, Jack van Impe, Benny Hinn, Pat Robertson, John Hagee, Jerry Falwell (Who has decided recently that he will not preach so hard against the Queers, so that means he has sold out to the enemy ), Jimmy Swaggert, Oral Roberts, Mike Evans, or the many so-called Evangelists on Television and Radio has preached one of their so-called revivals?
The other side is skilled in using psychology, deception, witchcraft, sensual appeals, sensitivity training, guile, fraud and trickery. Many people, who ignorantly accept their lies, willingly repeat them not aware that they are giving aid and comfort to the enemy. Which is nothing less than reason to Almighty God the Lord Jesus Christ.
Against this array of weaponry, the Christian is given one weapon, the truth of God. Nothing will defeat a lie but the truth. If we are to take seriously this spiritual World War, we must learn more of the word of God, and then boldly use it. Peter put it this way, "Sanctify in your hearts Christ as Lord, being ready always to give answer to every man that asks you a reason concerning the hope (of the Resurrection ) that is in you." (1 Peter 3:15)
Peter was addressing all Christians with this admonition. It is time for Christians to stop depending on the Judeo-preacher to do the sword-wielding (because he is not doing any wielding at all, he is simply betraying God He is a false teacher and is working day and night for the enemy deceiving our people) as he speaks to a houseful of lethargic pew-warmers (cowards )on Sunday morning. (A note to preachers, the people don't really need jokes, funny stories, and comments on the ball game to equip them for this warfare. As people face issues like New Age religion, reincarnation, earth worship, homosexuality, etc., it is an insult to them to preach on trivial things and tell them how to feel good about themselves ).
At a social gathering, I said something about political trends to a man sitting next to me. He said, "I never discuss politics or religion. Too controversial." You have often heard this from stupid people. But what is more important than these two issue which impact all our lives? Baseball scores? TV and movie trivia? Football games? Where are we to engage in this spiritual warfare if not in social intercourse?
Jesus openly waged spiritual warfare day and night, wherever He went. He was physically non-violent, willing to turn the other cheek, but aggressively gave voice to the facts concerning man's relationship to God, concerning death, judgment, and eternal life. He never missed the opportunity to turn minds to God and His purpose and to correct the thinking of those steeped in erroneous tradition. Yet, He showed that He could use physical weapons when He drove the money-changers from the temple. Judeo-Churchdom today is almost buried under layers of human tradition, and the emotional force of these traditions keeps the members in the darkness of confusion and silences their witness for the truth. Here is a place for the sword of the Spirit to be unsheathed.
This spiritual war has no limits to the battleground. Jesus said to speak the message from the housetops, to all the world. Paul said we are to bring every thought into captivity to Christ. But government says Not in the public school, which is the logical place to quench the fires of false ideas. It say Not in the work place - that's discrimination. Society says Not at the social gatherings, where all must be neutral regarding religion and politics. Government and Society says Not to be proud of being White. Those who allow these restrictions to silence them have already surrendered to the enemy.
Jesus foretold the cost of being faithful in this spiritual warfare. (John 15:19-20) History records the fulfillment of His words in accounts of persecution of Christians who resisted the official powers in order to translate scriptures and proclaim the good news of God's grace through Christ. Paul wrote how they were persecuted by the Jews. (1 Thessalonians 2:14-16) Then beginning with Nero (who converted to Judaism ) then they were persecuted by the state. They were falsely accused of terrible crimes and declared to be enemies of the state (We see shades of these tactics with regard to Christian home-schoolers and toward Christians today ). They were branded as rebels against the empire, and brutally crucified or thrown to wild animals to the cheers and applause of the spectators. This same attitude is present today when vocal and effectual Christians are labeled in the media as bigots and a danger to the government.
Such opposition emphasizes the fact that the battle for men's minds is, indeed, the most important thing in the world and every one who is united by faith with Christ is in this battle. If we claim to be His disciples we must be courageous and aggressive vessels of truth, taking a stand for truth wherever the issue is raised, attacking the hypocrisy of the pagans, and the false doctrines of tradition-laden Judeo-Christian churches.
Like Paul and the early Christians, we may suffer. We will be ridiculed, opposed and perhaps persecuted. Some may be slain (murdered ) in a politically correct way of course (by government agents posing as law enforcement officers ). Millions have already been killed in foreign countries.
But it's not over until the day, the last day, when Christ return. That will be our day of victory, when His enemies will be executed (Luke 19:27), and all who have held to the truth in faith and obedience to Him will be given life and immortality. We will win. We are winners as long as we are faithful to Him. "Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee the crown of life." (Revelation 2:10) "So that if we suffer with him, we shall also be glorified with him." (Romans 8:17).