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Lord, we pray for our divided Nation. Division is not from you, we pray against this spirit and pray for unity in America.

Lord, we pray for our divided Nation. Division is not from you, we pray against this spirit and pray for unity in America.

On Veterans Day, Americans and elected leaders around the country give thanks and pay their respects to the members of our military, both here and in generations before us.

This year, though, it seems our military is under increasing pressure, not from foreign nations, but from those inside our own borders. Of course there are several areas I could highlight, including the racially divisive ideology pervading the military’s highest ranks, but probably more pressing are the newest wave of vaccine mandates.

The Department of Defense requirement of mandatory vaccination of  U.S. service members thinned the ranks, to say the least. The impact of the vaccination on the health, fertility, and bodies of those who complied remains to be fully understood. The DoD was sued for these mandates and lost, but not before service members were irrevocably injured professionally.

We have also seen in our nation an attack on masculinity and strong men, the very kind of men who volunteer to serve in our military. Men are being told by the media and most toxic thinkers that they are the problem. Even worse, there is little they can do about it besides humiliate themselves and surrender all responsibility to certain historically oppressed groups. This idea, though, is anti-gospel. First, no one is beyond redemption, no matter how great their sins. Even if men, white men in particular, are as evil as claimed by many on the left, (which is a claim worth disputing) we believe in a gospel where everyone can be forgiven and their past forgotten. On top of that, we see in Scripture that God calls men to seek positions of responsibility to serve their communities, not to abdicate that calling out of guilt or shame. Accusation is the ministry of the evil one, not of our loving Father.

God has created men in particular with the desire to use their strength and courage to protect their communities. While there are of course brave women who do the same, men have a unique calling to be willing to die for their nation. This calling is akin to the calling of a husband to lay down his life for his wife. Of course, this call also embodies Christ’s willingness to die so an entire people may be saved.

For many young men throughout the ages, the military has served as an outlet for them to serve their country, and to learn honor, strength, and discipline all while providing for themselves and their family. Now, those men and those values are under attack. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., has made some interesting comments on this issue, if you’d like to read further.

I have tried to interview several service members recently but was told they are not allowed to speak to the press about these issues.

Since they cannot speak for themselves, I have tried here to at least draw attention to a few of their needs.

With that in mind, let us pray: 

-Lord, we pray against the virus of post-truth, racially divisive ideas in our military, that these would not corrupt our armed services. Let your truth reign in every institution in this country, our armed services included.

-Father, we pray that you would restore godly masculinity to our nation and to our armed services, that men would rise up in truth and conviction to defend their nation from enemies without and bad ideas within.

-Lord, we thank you for the sacrifice of the brave men and women who have died for our country in previous generations and those who are serving today. Thank you for your continued protection, and we ask that you continue to protect and preserve our country.

Verses to press into as you intercede on this issue:

“Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.” (Ephesians 5:11)

”Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13) 

Let us know your thoughts about this issue below in the comments!

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Tom Chereck Jr
November 13, 2023

My son is a Marine stationed in the Pacific theatre. I trained him to be a man, home schooling him through highschool the last 6 years of his education. He has been a shining light, a member of Christian Motorcycle assc, attending Pacific Coast Church in San Clemente while stationed at 62North.
Trained to be an Oathkeeper.

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Priscilla Meyenburg
November 12, 2023

God says: “ Deuteronomy-7-9” Know, recognize, and understand therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, Who keeps covenant and steadfast love and mercy with those who love Him and keep His commandments, to a thousand generations,“ God I thank You for Your continued support and reminders that if we ASK You will supply our needs. God for years godly men and women have realized that God Almighty was involved in the birth of our nation. God I pray Know, recognize, and understand therefore that if we keep Gods words and use our Authority that Jesus gave us to fight off any evilness. Lord we pray against any viruses and vaccines that are not proven acceptable. For us or our military men. God we are calling for an intervention for these illegal mandates, which have been proven that they were manufactured and not proven safe. God guide our men back to our history, our history of truth, respect from our military leaders. God we need to dig deep as what source did they get men into thinking that masculinity is not good. God created man to serve, fight against our enemies, God created men to be strong have endurance , so what are the woke military trying to feed lies to them. God what are they doing to a man’s mind making him doubt he is not masculine or he should believe their ideology of lies., racially divisive ideas in our military, that these would not corrupt our armed services. Let your truth reign in every institution in this country, our armed services included. The high ranked military are either filled with threats or their minds have been brainwashed about the vax and this is one of the reason, and another reason might be Money! What is missing is their dependence on God, our Declaration of Independence has four clear references to God. ( Lawmaker, Creator, Judge, and protector. “ Millions of veterans spanning almost 250 years have resolutely guarded the homeland from the enemies of liberty, usually foreign and sometimes domestic. These Sentinels of Liberty have faithfully “observe[d] the approach” and “give[n] notice to it” whenever a totalitarian spirit has encroached on our God-given freedoms.” A totalitarian Military means: -“ of or relating to centralized control by an autocratic leader or hierarchy : AUTHORITARIAN, DICTATORIAL. Jesus I see, hear what they are doing to our men and it is not good, we must join together and declare all representatives in the Military who are forcing these values must pray against the forced rules of the Military ranked leaders, to repent of immorality, sensuality, dishonesty and their rejection of God. Father God we are asking for spiritual healing that God is bringing to our land. We must stand firm in our prayers against any or whenever a totalitarian spirit has encroached on our God-given freedoms. Father God we thank You for our Military men and women who have served and are serving now. “ As the Bible instructs us, we give honor to those whom honor is due. We esteem their service and sacrifice on this and all Veterans Day.“ Heavenly Father-Bring Your restorative touch to bodies, minds, and spirits. Release Your miraculous power to heal what medical experts say will never be healed. We know that truly nothing is impossible for You! God we pray the chains are breaking upon many of the men who have been humiliated, that they will see something supernatural from God to restore Hope and Faith in to their lives. Father I pray eyes and hearts will open and restore them back as they speak to their Father about following the worlds guidelines, while forgetting to include God in their decisions- God give them insight and who to honor, give our military and veterans the honor they deserve and not be treated unjustly. “ Matthew 5-14-16” 14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.“ Be blessed we are blessed for your services.

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    Kathleen Pavek
    November 13, 2023

    This is so good. Thank you. Praying for our men

Audrey Blackwood
November 12, 2023

God bless or service men and women and all the veterans

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Ann Shaw
November 12, 2023

Freedom is not free. We must be willing to step forward to sacrifice, protect and honor each other and our LORD.

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Maria
November 12, 2023

We know Jesus is the answer to all things and we pray for our military dear Lord for our country we pray your hand upon us do a work in every heart and forgive us Jesus in your name we pray amen

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George Leaf
November 12, 2023

Lord, I join in unity of prayer and pray for our divided Nation. Division is not from you, we pray against this spirit and pray for unity in America. Let your goodness and mercy shine down upon all who walk upon the earth of our nation where you have placed us by your Devine will and for your purpose. In Jesus Holy Name, Amen and Amen.

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Tannie
November 11, 2023

I don’t regard vaccinations and the attack against masculinity to be the greatest threat to our military as much as the voters’ lack of understanding of how ill prepared our military is to confront the combined forces of China, Russia and Iran and to engage in another type of warfare than was fought in Iraq and Afghanistan.

We need leadership which understands the international situation and that in order to avoid war, we need to be so prepared that a war with us is unthinkable.

Lord, Shake our armed forces! Have mercy on our young men and women in the military! Release your spirit into their midst! Turn their hearts toward you! Put a wall of protection around them! And change the hearts of the voters before it is too late! Cause them to see clearly! Help them not to look at the past! Help them to look to the future with new eyes! Help the voters to look with new eyes at those who are running for president, to think in new ways! Help them to discern the nature of the individuals running for president! Help them to notice those who put petty grievances above the security of this country!

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Tannie
November 11, 2023

I pray for the leadership of IAF. They need to stop pushing the anti-vaccine message. That is your opinion. Getting COVID has resulted in death and lifelong health issues at a much higher rate than the vaccines.

Lord, turn IAF around so that they stop pushing divisive issues.

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Karen Secrest
November 11, 2023

O Holy night the stars are brightly shining.
It is the night of our dear Saviors birth.
Long lay the world in sin and erro r pining wh r n He appeared the world knew His worth.
A thrill of Hope. A weary world rejoices
..

Fall on your knees.
Hear the Angel voices.
Oh night, oh night divine.
.

A thrill of Hope. A weary world rejoices…

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Grant Windholz
November 11, 2023

“In God We Trust” we as Americans must believe and live for! Satan’s ultimate plan is to cause confusion and division for this country and unfortunately he is succeeding. It’s all spiritual warfare and Christ is the only way 🙏!! The Bible is the blue print of life. Please read and focus on this awesome book!!

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Dixie Koehn
November 11, 2023

My country and military are in my daily prayers .

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Barb Clark
November 11, 2023

True peace will only happen when the King, Jesus returns.

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Fran
November 11, 2023

Lord, Thank You for Your grace, power and wisdom. Shield our men and women that are there because they do believe in the United States. Let them know that there are intercessors on bended knees, lifting them up to You. Father the insanity that the woke agenda is trying to implement, we know is the enemy and will not prevail. Father, give strength to our sons and daughters in this fight let each of them know that You are with them and are standing right there with them! Keep their hearts from being troubled. Let them remember shalom will come in praising You, so I ask that You place a song in their hearts to give back to You. Thank You heavenly Father. In Yeshua’s mighty name awesome in power and strength, Amen.

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Barbara schoenly
November 11, 2023

Praying as you’ve outlined. Thank you for boldly speaking Biblical truth in this area. Am praying that the military stop taking the vaccines that they remain healthy and ready to serve and armed with a sense if godly calling and Eph 6 weapons

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Merle
November 11, 2023

This article was amazing. Thank You, and thank YOU to the IFA partners that have served us in their calling to serve our God and our country! May the Lord miraculously bring His Salvation and Comfort to our Veterans…

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Tina Morgan
November 11, 2023

Father God, I lift up all the women of the military that experienced sexual assault during their time in service. I pray for a hedge of protection around these women. In Christ Name Amen.

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Jim Beckwith
November 11, 2023

Chaplain’s Corner 23-44, November 11, 2023 Lest we forget!
Romans 13:7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor.

Today is Veteran’s Day, an official USA holiday, set aside to honor all those men and women who have served in the Armed Forces of the USA.
A veteran is a person, who at some time in their life, spoke an oath of allegiance, which starts out saying, “I, (state your name), do solemnly swear, to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same… So help me God.”.

There is no expiration date on that promise, and the enemies of America, both foreign and DOMESTIC, still exist and wage war against us. Today, inside America, that war is ongoing.

A significant percent of the war against America is a Spiritual War, led by the devil and his forces of evil – too many people fail to realize that. But the signs are all around us:
Violent video games, corrupt politicians, liberal activists who try to convince us that nature is wrong about many things, and many other forces try to tell us that we “conservatives” MUST accept and endorse their perversions.

The United States of America was founded on Christian principles by men who knew the Lord, and who tried to establish “a more perfect union” as written in Scripture. There are many, many history books which not only acknowledge this fact, but document the writings and covenants made by our founding fathers, to have a Christian nation.
One such document is the covenant declaration from the First Landing at Cape Henry, Virginia April 29, 1607, Declaration by Robert Hunt. It reads,
“We do hereby dedicate this Land, and ourselves, to reach the People within these shores with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to raise up Godly generations after us, and with these generations take the Kingdom of God to all the earth. May this Covenant of Dedication remain to all generations, as long as this earth remains and may this land, along with England, be evangelists to the world. May all who see this cross remember what we have done here, and may those who come here to inhabit join us in this Covenant and this most noble work, that the Holy Scriptures may be fulfilled. From these very shores the gospel shall go forth, not only to this new world, but the entire world.”
Psalm 22:27-28 tells us, “All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the Lord. And all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before Thee. For the Kingdom is the Lord’s and He rules among the nations.”

Fellow vets: stand firm in your dedication to this great nation, and the great Lord God of Hosts who designed its’ creation. We need you battle ready now more than ever! Blessings!

Solo Deo Gloria
Pastor Jim
Just the brush
RLTW!
EMAW!!

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    Mary Beth
    November 11, 2023

    I honor you, and your strong commitment to the oath you swore, and to our LORD. Blessings on you, and thank you for your service.

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Maria Whitney
November 11, 2023

Praying. Thank you for your example on how to pray

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Monica
November 11, 2023

Men are created to provide and protect. We have disregarded that for way too long. Our prisons are filled with people from fatherless homes. Lord please set our nation on YOUR PATH so we will function according to your original design.

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