Posted on December 1, 2013
It was at last my senior year in high school. We were so excited to be graduating at the end of this school year. We had several new teachers that year because the school had enlarged. One of the new teachers was a Chemistry teacher named Mr. Outerbridge. None of us knew at the time he would change our lives as he had the lives of many others 30 years prior.
Let me introduce you to Mr. Outerbridge. He was an older gentleman probably about mid 70′s in age. He always had a lot of neat stories to tell when we completed our chemistry lessons for the day. William Woodward Outerbridge was born in Hong Kong, China, on 14 April 1906. He matriculated at MMI from Middleport, Ohio, and graduated from the high school program in 1923. A member of “E” Company, he was a cadet private and held membership in the Yankee Club and, ironically, in the Stonewall Jackson Literary Society. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, in the Class of 1927.
One day in December he told us we would take a break from Chemistry. He needed to tell us a true story about himself and Pearl Harbor. Of course all of us thought we knew all about Pearl Harbor since we have been taught about that since our earliest memories. Little did we know we had a true war hero in our midst. That man was Captain William Woodward Outerbridge, Captain of the USS Ward. The Ward was advised by the USS CONDOR that a mini-sub was headed to the entry channel of the port of Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii.
At the beginning of World War II, Captain Outerbridge skippered the USS Ward, a recommissioned ship built during the World War I period. Reportedly in his first command and on his first patrol off Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941, Outerbridge and the USS Ward detected a Japanese two-man midget submarine near the entrance to Pearl Harbor. The USS Ward detected the midget sub at 6:45 AM and sank it at 6:54 AM, firing the first shots in defense of the U.S. in World War II. Captain Outerbridge was reportedly awarded the Navy Cross for Heroism.
Noted for firing the first shots in defense of the United States during World War II – just prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor – then Captain William W. Outerbridge served as the skipper of the destroyer USS Ward. He reported the action and the sinking of the submarine before the attack by Japan.
During World War II, Captain Outerbridge served in both the Pacific and the Atlantic, taking part in operations at Pearl Harbor, Normandy and Cherbourg, France, and at Ormoc, Mindoro, Lingayon Gulf and Okinawa. He also participated in the carrier task force strikes against Tokyo and the Japanese mainland.
Outerbridge later both attended and taught at the Naval War College; he also taught at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. William Outerbridge retired from the Navy in 1957 as a Rear Admiral (RADM).
RADM Outerbridge married the former Grace Fulwood of Tifton, Georgia. They were the parents of three sons. The Admiral died on 20 September 1986. His last address was Tifton, Georgia.
In 2002, the submarine was discovered in 1200 feet of water off Pearl Harbor with the shell holes in the coning tower confirmed Outerbridge’s report.
(This information is presented from this author’s personal conversations with RADM Outerbridge, from her notes and from personal research. Additional information may be located in the Eisenhower Library Papers, the USN Archives re: investigation of the sinking of the mini sub.)
Posted on October 22, 2013
(37) And He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ (38)This is the great and foremost commandment. (39)The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ ———- Matthew 22:37-39 (NASB)
I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but loving one another is about as easy as peeling a sea urchin. There are a lot of sharp things that can stab us. Loving God is easy — He IS love, so His response is always gentle, kind, and fulfilling. Loving people often requires leather gloves to keep from getting hurt.
One day when my husband and I drove into the driveway, we noted our “condo” birdhouse was full. The birds had taken up residence and were fully engaged in nest building. The funny thing is, every “apartment” was taken by a different kind of bird. The top one housed a chickadee, the middle floor a sparrow, and the basement held a pine siskin. They sat happily on their perches, singing sweet bird songs, enjoying the safety of the nest that kept them high above any predators. They didn’t seem to care that they were different “denominations.” They were just thankful for a place to live that was protected and safe!
Part of the secret to getting along with people is being thankful. I am thankful more than words can express for the friends in my life. It is their prayers and encouragement that keep me going. We can co-exist in peace because we know that we love each other, even through difficult times. We don’t have to be jealous, envious, or demand things of each other, because we are thankful for who we are and that we have Jesus. Like the birds in my front yard, it doesn’t matter about our differences.
One of these days, Jesus is going to return for His Bride. He’s going to see if we have been selfish “bridezillas,” or if we have learned how to find the unity of the Holy Spirit. We will never truly agree on doctrines, practice, etc. But we should be able to love with thankful hearts and sense the Presence of God in each other. Today let’s allow thankfulness to spread through us. Let’s enjoy the goodness of God in each other and let go of all the things that we think we know. We can travel the road to destiny together, and sing our heavenly songs of love with joy!
(This information was used by permission from “Whispers of Heaven” by Rosalie Storment and Faye Higbee, copyrighted 2011)
Posted on October 22, 2013
(3)To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.
(4)When he puts forth all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice.
(5)A stranger they simply will not follow, but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers.” — John 10-3-5 (NASB)
When you get to know people, you learn the sound of their voice. They can call you on the telephone and fail to tell you who they are, and you still recognize their voice. (Unless you’re in an office where everyone ends up copying your tone . . . then everyone sounds like you.)
When we know God intimately an connect to His heart, then we hear Him and our lives and those around us are changed forever. His Glory rises over us in ways we could never have imagined! We can have the personal confidence to even see the lives of our loved ones chilnged as God begins to move. If we know Him, we will hear Him!
Example: When I was growing up, my best friend’s name was Shirley. We did everything together, up until she met her husband and got married. She and I knew exactly the sound of each other’s voices –and still do today. She moved away from our area and she and her husband bought a sheep ranch. We were both “Christians” because we went to church, but neither of us was aware that God still speaks in a personal way.
As time went on, I came to know the Lord, but Shirley would call me and you could tell she was sad. She listened to me tell her about the things God did for me, but only said she thought I was “centered.”
One day, one of Shirley’s sheep went into labor. The baby lamb was breached in the mother’s birth canal, and the veterinarian was unable to come quickly enough to save it. Shirley reached in, turned the lamb, and helped it come our safely. As the tiny black lamb slid our into her hands, she heard a soft voice say, “I Am the Lamb of God, I was born for you, and I give you life. Just as you gave life to this baby lamb, I give life to you.”
Shirley took care of the lamb, and ran into the house to find her old, dust covered Bible. As she read it, tears streamed down her cheeks, and the gospel of Jesus became so clear that it changed her entire life. The soft whisper of the Holy Spirit spoke to her heart. Today we can share more than just old memories, we can share what God is saying and doing in our lives.
The Great Shepherd knows His sheep. He speaks to His sheep. He uses YOU as the soft conduit of His Holy Spirit’s Voice. If OUR voice is right, the sound of His Voice comes through! If we are open to listen, quick to obey, joyous to receive, and love to hear Hi,. there are greater things in store. There are wonders waiting for us that we can’t comprehend, and God’s Glory is about to be released in new ways. So we encourage you today to listed, trust, hear, and ask for eyes to see it all! And then move out with confidence!
(This information has been used by permission from “Whispers of Heaven” by Rosalie Storment and Faye Higbee, copyrighted 2011)
Posted on October 3, 2013
Radical Righteousness, what a glorious name. The word righteousness stands for living to do what is morally right and religiously right. The word radical has it’s own concept that can be taken many ways. I for one believe in Radical Righteousness. The time has come for a new radical righteousness to sweep this Nation if we are determined to save this great country called the United States of America.
In mid 1776 the Articles of Confederation were drawn up and sent to the 13 states for ratification. The constitutional delegates gave themselves the power to declare war against King George thus beginning the Revolutionary War even when not yet ratified. Radical Righteousness
In 1786 the constitutional delegates found the new republic of the United States of America was in need of a new constitution and planned to meet in Philadelphia. They spent an entire year working out all there details and it took three years for it to be ratified. Radical Righteousness
In the coming days we will be taking a look at the character behind the delegates and what went on behind the scenes in Philadelphia that made this country Radical Righteousness.
Posted on October 2, 2013
I saw a comment on my article on gear and training stating you would love to learn the history behind the firearms. Although I am not sure you read the article and only focused on the sick gun porn in the picture this is for you Jesse McCully hope you enjoy it. Also I am not a historian so if I miss something or have something off please comment with a correction without busting my balls to bad please.
Before firearms could even become a possibility, we have to thank China for the invention of black powder in 1232. This was the year the first gun powdered filled tube set the stage for the current “rocket” of today. The use of the first “firearm” dates back to 1364 and would resemble the cartoon cannons where a wick was lit by hand to ignite powder in the barrel. The first cannons in Europe were used in the Islamic war against Spain in the 13th century. Imagine that Islam from the beginning attacking people. Smaller cannons were developed along the way for ease of transport. The cannons supplied by Captain James Cook helped King Kamehameha conquer all the Hawaiian Islands. A side note, because I’m a sick f**k, King Kamehameha ordered Cook’s men to stay on their ships because they were infecting the women with chlamydia. This also began the era of Americans occupying the Islands and the start of the Haole, (no breath) for the ghost like white skin, stealing their land and eating their pineapples. The cannon moved on into the first World War and though combat styles changed, the cannon was still responsible for 75% of the casualties. The cannon also set the stage for all other arms.
In the 1400′s the Matchlock guns had been designed and were the first mechanical fired guns. They still used a wick but it was attached to a clamp that sprang in the powder that sat in the flash pan.
In the 1500′s wheel lock guns were invented and they were the first self-igniting gun. The design allowed the wheel lock to generate a spark for ignition. In 1630 Flintlocks replaced most of the Wheelock though both were still around through the 1700′s. Wheel lock guns were hand held and possibly the first recorded hand held, this is where the historian would be good to confirm. Eventually percussion caps became the choice for muzzle loaders and popular today.
In 1718 the first hand held machine gun was invented by James Puckle. The Puckle gun was a single barreled flintlock with a multi shot cylinder. This piece would fire 9 shots a minute opposed to the 3 shots a minute with the standard flintlock. Another note, there were two different shaped rounds used in the Puckle gun. Round slugs for Christians and square slugs against Muslims. The square slugs were said to cause more pain than the round slugs. The Puckle gun never really received attention or support and was short lived.
By now we are getting into the era of “how the west was won” with my man Samuel Colt. In 1836 Colt received a patent for his first revolver. Colt is still a very well trusted name to this day although a little on the pricey side. Colt and Browning, along with Spencer and Henry, led the way to reach our common revolvers and long guns we have today. In 1862 the first Spencer repeating rifle was introduced and used by the Union Army Calvary and also used by the Confederate army as well as the United States army.
In 1861 Dr. Richard Gatling invented the Gatling gun, the first rapid fire gun that set the stage for machine guns. The Gatling required someone to crank the handle but done the rest with expelling spent casings and reloading. The first true automatic was the Maxim Gun in 1884. The Maxim used the recoil to re-chamber as we see in our current days. The Maxim was also a vital weapon in WWI along with the use of the Vickers gun. The Vickers gun was a British machine gun usually requiring 8 men to operate.
Moving forward to the Assault Rifles. In 1919, the Thompson gun was invented also known by many other names including Tommy gun. It is a 45 acp and was a favorite among soldiers, criminals and police. It played a huge role in the prohibition along with its role in the WW and sought by collectors to this day. John Grand invented the M1 semiautomatic in 1934. The M1941 Johnson rifle was invented before WWII. It had issues when attaching a bayonet to the moving barrel but did allow for a greater capacity and less recoil than the M1.The German Sturmgewehr was introduced in WW II and fired a medium size round. It was the first to deliver a high rate of fire during the war. The U.S. answered with a build of their own and this was no other than the M 16. More on the M 16 later. Other weapons that are notable to mention are the Uzi which was built in 1948 and used by the Israelis. It was used in combat as well as a personal defense weapon. The Mac 10 was developed in 1964 as another automatic pistol that grew popularity. This lightweight tactical fighting tool took off as an icon for the gansta rappers as well. One of my all-time favorites was the Tec 9, produced from 1985 to 1990 with spin off versions such as the AB 10. And you guys pricing AB 10′s for sale at 400 and over stop it. You can buy one new for 350 and under. If you have a preban then you have a right to price higher. I left out the weapons we have grown to love and trust until now.
Starting with the AK 47, my rifle of choice was designed by a mechanic by the name of Mikhail Kalashnikov. Kalashnikov began as a civilian mechanic before his military career. He then became a Tank mechanic before moving into the tanks as an operator. He is most famous for his design of the Ak 47 and 74. He did however design a tank that would set the stage for tanks as we know them today. The AR 15 was designed by Eugene Stoner, a Marine vet who worked as an engineer for Armalite. Armalite suffered financial problems causing them to sell the design to Colt. This then was put into military service as the M16 as already noted and was issued in the Vietnam era. Colt began building the semi-auto version we have grown to love in 1963. Colt still owns the trademark to AR-15 and any other manufacturer therefore is an “AR style” rifle. The Sturmgewehr MP 43 and MP 44 were developed by Nazi Germany in WWII. They were pretty much the same rifle with minor differences. The M2 browning 50 cal. was designed around the end of WWI. It uses a 50 BMG cartridge. This machine gun has been used as a vehicle mounted, aircraft mounted and even mounted on boats. The M60, the United States Machine Gun, was introduced in 1957 and uses the 7.62 nato (308 win.) round and is belt fed. The Rheinmetall MG 3 is a general purpose machine gun also chambered in 7.62 nato. It was designed after the MG42 used in WWII. It is still used today as a vehicle mounted weapon. The XM214 Microgun was designed by GE in 1966. They never made it to any mass production and were later scaled down the M134 minigun. To get a glimpse at what the future may hold with many more designs you can follow Metal Storm who develop a wide range of weapons. Another leader in the industry is Barrett with more great guns than I could list so go check out their sight.
Hand guns’, starting with one that is widely known by the wrong name, is the Parabellum-Pistole. It is widely wrongfully known as the Luger and was designed in 1898 by Georg Luger. Here you will see why 9mmx19 ammunition gets different names yet still the same round. 9mmx19 is also known as 9mm luger or 9mm Parabellum. 9mm Makarov is also known as 9mmx18. The Makarov pistol is a Russian pistol that was in issue from 1951 to 1991. The American choice of side arm was the Colt M1911A1, in 45 acp which was later replaced by the Beretta 92F which is a fine weapon. I have a 96DS which is a double action only chambered in 40 cal based off of the 92F. Sig Sauer has also played a role with military issued pieces with the P250 as well. These are a good list of guns that have preserved ourselves and our soldiers and continue to change with the times. I hope this helps in what you were wondering Jesse McCully and the rest of Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children’s’ patriots. Please comment if you would like to look into a specific gun and I will put something together for you.
Posted on September 30, 2013
(8)“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord.
(9)“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts than your thoughts.
(10)“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, And do not return there without watering the earth And making it bear and sprout, And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater;
(11)So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.
Isaiah 55:8-11 (NASB)
“Let not your heart be troubled.”
Not easy to do when circumstance are stacked against us. But God has a plan and a way of doing things that tends to sun counter to him we see it or how we would do it.
Example: One recent year, north Idaho received a record snowfall. We had several feet within a 24-hour period. The reindeer decoration in our front yard was so buried that only the tips of Rudolph’s antlers showed above the snow bank. It seemed awful to some. But the subsequent summer produced bumper crops of food. The fruit tree produced way over their usual amount of fruit. The huckleberry bushes in the forests of Idaho were thick with luscious large berries. Our tomato plants went wild with fruit. The snow cover from the seemingly harsh winter brought enough much needed moisture to yield a wonderful harvest.
I have contact with many Christians of every different ministry focus. Many who are warriors are frustrated with the way the world and the nation seem to be going. They run the spectrum from angry to discouraged because it seems as though their prayers are not being answered. But I have good news: let not your heart be troubled. God is still on the Throne. What we think we see is not what God worries about, not what He has planned for the end game!
God works through His purposes, His way. Remember that He sees the end from the beginning. He commands us to stand for righteousness, to pray as He directs, to be who we are called to be and not compromise. How He answers our prayers is not up to us. His purpose always involves the souls of people, and it always involves His word. When we become upset over what we see, we are not sitting in the heavenly places nor praying there.
How did the Apostles keep their faith when Jesus was arrested, crucified, then left them when He ascended? They were afraid. They didn’t really understand the circumstances, though the Lord told them to wait for the power to come. They huddled together, praying in the Upper Room (the top floor of the house). They didn’t know what was going to happen. Then pow! The Holy Spirit blew through their lives and changed everything!
They didn’t all suddenly get rich or get a TV show. They didn’t all suddenly become well-liked and have fawning followers. They did, however, suddenly become well-known–and within one day’s time, 3,000 souls were added to the Kingdom of God. Suddenly they could do the miracles Jesus did and many were healed. Suddenly they became targets of the Romans and the Jews. Life got dangerous and complicated in human terms, but powerful and exciting in spiritual realms! What they did, what they experienced, and what God told them to write has had eternal consequences!
We are the adopted sons and daughters of the one True Living God. Our lives have eternal consequences! We are privileged to be called to rule and reign with Him. But that job description gets complicated if we let out minds to the thinking. Don’t let the things you see discourage your heart–remember that God Almighty has called you as His own and that He is sovereign over whatever happens on the earth. He will accomplish His purposes in spite of the ravings of the enemy or the foolishness of men. All you have to do is trust Him, keep your mind firmly on His heart, and your faith helmet solidly in place. His grace and love will make up the difference! You are greatly beloved!
(This material was used by permission from “Wisdom of Heaven” written by Rosalie Storment and Faye Higbee, copyrighted 2011)
Posted on September 30, 2013
Who was Nick Rowe? Unless you are in a special forces group, a military history connoisseur, or a conspiracy theorist you probably would not have heard of him. . . . Oh wait . . . there are the materials he wrote Five Years to Freedom about his experience as a prisoner of war during Vietnam . . . and then there’s the SERE Manual . . . What is SERE? Oh, well, you see SERE is the training Colonel Rowe developed at the request of the US Army and used by all the services so there does not have to be any “on the job training” if someone is captured by the enemy. You see SERE stands for Survival Evade Resist Escape. It is based on then Lt Rowe’s 62 month experience as a prisoner of war and his escape.
Lets go back and start at the beginning. James Nicholas “Nick” Rowe was born in McAllen, TX on 08 February 1938. Graduated from high school and was admitted to United States Military Academy at West Point (West Point), New York. He graduated in 1960, was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army. In 1963, 1st Lt. Rowe was sent to the Republic of Vietnam. He was assigned as an Executive Officer of Detachment A-23, 5th Special Forces Group. It was a 12-man “A-Team”. A-23 was located at Tan Phu in the An Xuyen Province. They advised a Civilian Irregular Defense Group encamped in the Mekong Delta region.
29 October 1963 Lt. Rowe, Captain Humberto R. “Rocky” Versace and Sergeant Daniel Pitzer, were captured by the Viet Cong (VC) during a fight and were imprisoned in the U Minh Forest in Southern Vietnam. For 62 months he battled dysentery, beriberi, various fungal diseases along with arduous psychological and physical torture. He lived in a bamboo cage, 3 x 4 x 6 feet in size. One of the most important factors was this . . . Nick Rowe was a SURVIVOR (emphasis added). Immediately he began looking for ways to resist his tormentors, and make escape plans.
Being an intelligence officer he knew it was vital to convince the VC he was unimportant. He was able to convince his captors he was a “draftee” engineer who was responsible for building school and community facilities. He assured them he knew very little about the military. After a test, the VC were convinced he was as he claimed. That only lasted until a “peace-seeking” group from the United States came to “insure the American POWs were safe and being treated humanely.” This group had a list of prisoners that included the names, but also the job duties while in Nam. When his captors saw this they were livid. Lt Rowe was brutally beaten, stripped and staked naked in the swamp. For two days he was blanketed by mosquitoes, despite their best efforts Rowe would not brake.
Scheduled for execution in late December 1968, Rowe successfully escaped in his “black pajamas” when a group of helicopters came into the area. At first the door gunner thought he was a VC since they wore “black pajamas”. Rowe convinced them who he was and they flew him to safety. He learned that he had been promoted to Major while he had been in captivity! For additional information read Five Years to Freedom.
For more information on Colonel James N. “Nick” Rowe there are several articles in Wikipedia, Military.com, History.com and several books written that are written about him or include him as subject matter. He was true gentle man, regardless what he endured. He loved his God, his family, and his country and gave his life for her in Quezon City, Philippines on 21 April 1989.
Posted on September 28, 2013
Whether we are married or single, one of the most difficult attacks comes with bitterness towards someone else. Married couples experience this frequently–and if not handled it will eventually spell disaster, just like it does in the church.
When we expect something from another human, we are going to be disappointed. When our dependence is on people instead of God, we become angry when they don’t do what we want. It is about what WE want. When we trust the Lord, we can rest and be at peace, because He is then in control.
When my husband and I were married, we didn’t have enough money to buy a wedding ring, so I made one out of old gold and an old diamond from my mother’s ring. Because the gold was very old and brittle, it broke within the first year. Now, of course it was disappointing. But it wasn’t a place where bitterness should grow! And so I placed my trust in the Lord to provide a ring someday at His convenience. If I had focused on my loss, it would have placed an unfair strain in our home. One of my favorite statements came from a former pastor: “Ask yourself–is it a big enough hill to die on?” My lack of a ring was definitely not big enough. For me to have thought so would have brought condemnation and embarrassment to our home!
We should not be easily offended or hurt (1 Corinthians 13). We should be able to tell the difference between something worthy of discussion and something that will tear apart a relationship. Bitterness always tears things apart and speaks of our control and selfish desire more than our concern for the hearts of others. It’s about God, not about us. It’s about love. Let’s celebrate love, let’s walk forward without the baggage of bitterness!
Posted on September 28, 2013
Just what is “salvation” anyway? It has become a religious word instead of a God-heart word, so let’s bring it back to His heart.
The word “salvation” in the Old Testament comes from the word Y’shuwab, or Yeshua. Sound familiar yet? It means to help, to deliver, to save, to bring victory, to care for the welfare of someone. Its connotation to the recipient is one who is brought to good health and prosperity, free of problems. The source of salvation is outside of the situation, not inside of it. A “savior” can rescue us from sickness, our enemies, or any other catastrophe. In total, the denotes a full and complete deliverance from everything we face in live on this earth!
The Bible says that Jesus “saved” us by the cross. That simply means He created the avenue where the enemy of our souls can no longer have authority over us. Nor only do we have intimate relationship to the God of all Creation, but like a safe zone wherever we go, there is no plan against us that can prosper. Jesus also took back the keys of death, hell and the grave by His death and resurrection. That means if we encounter a life-threatening situation here on earth, we don’t have to worry, because He’s already made a place for us with Him forever. We cannot be separated from His love (Romans 8).
When I was a little girl, my dad saw a car burst into flames. He slammed on his brakes, bolted to the vehicle, yanked the female driver out onto the ground, wrapped her in a coat, and flagged down a passing motorist to call the police. When he got home, he smelled like smoke, his coat was charred, and though he told us what happened, it didn’t seem to be a big deal to him. Just something that “had to be done.”
Jesus’ Name means deliverance, rescue, salvation. He IS those things and does them because it is His nature. He doesn’t stop and think first. He simply saves. It is the heart of God that none should perish in ANY way. Salvation is something that “has to be done.” In His heart, He is love. In His work, He is love. We are saved by His love. Whatever you are facing today–a trial, a joyous moment, a change in direction–know that the God of salvation is on the move in your behalf!
Posted on September 28, 2013
Hang on to your dreams. You don’t fixate on tomorrow. Dad’s ways are often confusing to us as we navigate life on a daily basis. So what is He talking about?
Let’s start with a hint: prophecy is not fortune-telling. Prophetic utterance is speaking forth the Word of the Lord–for encouraging the Church, for letting people know that God hears them, for establishing God’s will and plan. Sometimes “prophecy” ends up as divination – will I be married, will I get rich, will such and such be in my future? It becomes a forum for trying to make God tell us what we want to hear.
Hanging on to our dreams is about hearing the voice of God and staying true to Him, no matter what happens to try to deter us from His plan. A prophetic Word from the Lord can help us stand strong in the midst of the enemy’s attempts to derail our destiny.
Every year promises to be more difficult in the world. But God’s people are beloved–and His promises to them are yes and amen! We don’t need to worry about what is to come or what will happen to us, because our God has promised to be our Rock, our fortress, our strength, our joy . . . and we are citizens of His Kingdom, not the earth!
God’s Kingdom cannot be stopped. Every evil can try to stamp out Christianity or destroy our destinies, but God is sovereign over all. The authority against ALL the works of the enemy belongs to Jesus the Christ. Trust Him. Know that He is King of kings and Lord of lords. And no matter what we see each, trust Him that His plan and purposes will come to pass in our lives.
(This information was used by permission from “Whispers of Heaven” written by Rosalie Storment and Faye Higbee, copyrighted 2011)