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Lord, we are so touched seeing how you have filled the hearts of these truckers. Thank you for the peace you've given them during this time, we are forever grateful. Amen.

From Facebook: I CANNOT PUT INTO WORDS WHAT JUST HAPPENED. I have been making calls to the guys on the front line of the Canadian truckers event – a spiritual revival, in my understanding.
One of those I called was Harold Jonker, one of the truck drivers, and co-owner of Jonker Trucking Company of Canada. He took my call, but he did not say a word, because they were praising the Lord. The truckers were standing before Parliament, singing (see picture) “A Mighty Fortress is our God.” I had to choke back tears as I listened. I so wish I had recorded it. Imagine with me, if you would, a group of truckers singing these words, knowing that their political leader had just taken action that could freeze all their bank funds, making it impossible for them to even make a purchase. Here is what I heard these brave warriors singing, verse after verse, the powerful song, A Mighty Fortress is Our God:
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A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing;
Our helper He, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing:
For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe;
His craft and pow’r are great, and, armed with cruel hate,
On earth is not his equal.
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Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing,
Were not the right Man on our side, the Man of God’s own choosing:
Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is He;
Lord Sabaoth, His Name, from age to age the same,
And He must win the battle.
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And though this world, with devils filled, should threaten to undo us,
We will not fear, for God hath willed His truth to triumph through us;
The Prince of Darkness grim, we tremble not for him;
His rage we can endure, for lo, his doom is sure,
One little word shall fell him.
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That word above all earthly pow’rs, no thanks to them, abideth;
The Spirit and the gifts are ours through Him Who with us sideth;
Let goods and kindred go, this mortal life also;
The body they may kill: God’s truth abideth still,
His kingdom is forever.

I cannot describe what it was like hearing these saints of God, within harm’s way (thanks to Trudeau), singing confidently, “for still our ancient foe, doth seek to work us woe,” or “were not the right Man on our side…” followed by “Dost ask who that may be, Christ Jesus, it is He,” or “we tremble not for him (“the Prince of Darkness”), followed by “His rage we can endure,” or “the body they may kill; God’s truth abideth still.” It was momentous.

(A bit of trivia or irony…or is it “providence?”: I had told Harold a few days ago that I had gone online and discovered that his father, who started their family trucking business, was named “George Jonker.” As you know, my graduate degrees are in church history, and I have taken people on European Church History Tours, including the sites of Martin Luther. When Martin Luther was being hidden from the authorities who were trying to kill him for standing for truth, after his famous “I will not recant. Here I stand. I can do no other” speech at the Diet (dispute or debating assembly) of Worms (a city pronounced VORMES) in 1521, his friends “kidnapped” him (literally, without his consent) to protect him from the plan by authorities to kill him further up the road. They forcibly took him to the castle in Wartburg, where he, in confinement, translated the Bible from Erasmus’ Greek text into the common language of the German people (Low German), giving the people a Bible that they could understand for the first time. Here is the purpose of this story: While they held and protected Martin Luther, he grew a long beard to make him less recognizable (for safety purposes) as he was allowed to move about some, and gave him an alias. His new name was “Junker Jorg” (or “George”). In some European countries, the last name is said first. So “George Jonker” (Harold’s truck driving father) would become “Junker (Germanic spelling) George.” (See sketch of Martin Luther as “Junker Jorg.”)

And if I may add more regarding the “Martin Luther connection,” the song “A Mighty Fortress is Our God” which Mr. Jonker and his truck driving friends were singing, when I phoned him, is based on Psalm 46. When Martin Luther nailed the “95 Theses” on the door (a common practice, as it was a type of bulletin board) of the university church in Wittenberg, Germany on October 31, 1517, touching off the Protestant (“protest”) Reformation, it was at the base of a large Gothic tower with a rounded dome and spires pointing towards heaven, on which the words are engraved at the top, “Ein Feste Burg ist Unser Gott, Ein Gute Wehr und Waffen.” (See two pictures of the tower) Those are the opening words of the famous Martin Luther hymn, “A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing.”

When the Canadian truckers finished singing that great hymn, written in approximately 1528, they continued with “Amazing Grace.” I could hear them singing, “through many dangers toils and snares, I have already come…”

And from that, they proceeded directly into “The Doxology,” which begins with the words, “Praise God from whom all blessings flow.”

Praising God! Their emperor-czar had just suspended the law of the land, taking away their Constitutional rights.

Then we talked. In all that is happening in Canada, with all its uncertainty caused Trudeau’s ominous fiats, they are at peace, even joyous.

In typical Canadian serenity, he calmly explained, “We are going about our day.”

Folks, you have read in history about the heroes of history. You now have a chance to watch some. Someday you will tell your grandchildren, “I was watching. I remember when God miraculously rasied up a group of Canadian truckers to save the world from despotism and tyranny.”

How are you praying? Share in the comments!

(From Jim Garlow, Facebook. Photo Credit: Jim Garlow)

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Christine Schenker
February 22, 2022

I am with you Freedom Team {Truckers} My heart cries out to Our Abba Father King of the Universe
Yahshua. You are never forgotten in Our Prayers. Thank you Thank you.
I would be their with you all but am house bound.
We have a kindred spirit with you Truckers,
My God we cry out to you, and may Shalom{Peace} dwell in all of our hearts.

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MARY
February 22, 2022

This is AWESOME….GOD WILL HAVE HIS WAY… ONE WAY OR ANOTHER….may the LORD GOD, continue to abundantly bless these TRUCKERS and their families….and all who support them. It is never good to mess with HIS people that have HIS AUTHORITY to act as HIS voice.

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Bill
February 21, 2022

I am surprised Trudeau didn’t like the truckers. after the past few of trying to convince the world, he was God.

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S. R. Watkins, Ph.D
February 21, 2022

As a Christian Canadian I could not be more proud, and more grateful to Breaking Christian News for putting this as their number one article for the day. Thanks folks….

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Kat
February 21, 2022

I Hear His Whisper…
You are protected in my love.

I have wrapped my glory-robe around your soul, and nothing will harm you. Even when the powers of darkness are around you on every side, you can be strong. Gates of darkness will not prevail when I am near you. The days of heaven on earth are at hand. The days of the mighty moving of my Spirit will soon be seen by all. My powerful wind will blow away the clouds of doubt that have been over your mind and your heart. My glory-wind will make your enemies scatter, and you will stand complete and secure.

Though fear will come, it will not conquer you, for I have made you an overcomer. Trust me and watch me fight for you when you’re weak. Lean in to my heart and watch my love win every battle. I have become your Light and your Salvation. You are protected in my love. I have gone before you and made your way clear and your pathway secure, for I am your Father.
Whispers written by Brian Simmons and Gretchen Rodriguez

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Dr. Alma
February 21, 2022

It’s no coincidence that the song “A Mighty Fortress is Our God” which Jonker’s truckers were singing, based on Psalm 46, are the words of Martin Luther’s hymn, “A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing.” Martin Luther who was also called Junker Jorg” (“George”) or “George Jonker” is the name of Harold Jonker’s father, owner of the Jonker Truck Towing Company. It’s God revealing Himself as omnipotent and omnipresent throughout the ages. Glory to God for Canada’s successful convoy resulting in liberty from tyranny.

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Sandy D
February 21, 2022

God bless and keep you strong, may he provide every need, hear every cry. Lord grant them freedom from evil. In Jesus name! Amen! I will keep praying!

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Barbara Nelson
February 20, 2022

This a tremendous demonstration of faith in action and is rare in today’s world. I was so blessed and teary-eyed. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing this.

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Eduardo
February 20, 2022

No longer do we need to turn or scroll pages of a book or site. The heroes of ages past have returned as has the lifting up of the Creator through and from Whom comes Liberty.
If there was any doubt if the Bible’s reference to the man of lawlessness is real, we are seeing men and women squirming over each other as rats in a sewer hoping that one of them would get to sit in a throne (toilet).
Father!!!!! In You we take comfort and as we sing songs of praise, knock down the wall of Jericho, scatter the enemy, knock the scales off the eyes that don’t see and cause Your revival to spread all over Canada and the United States of America!
In Jesus’ name!

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Sue
February 20, 2022

He will cover you with his feathers. And under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
Psalm 91:4

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Susan CC
February 20, 2022

Yes, yes, yes!

Dear Harold and all other truck driver,
I have redeemed you;
I am calling you by your name; you are Mine.
When you pass through rivers, they will not overwhelm you;
When you walk through fire, you will not be scorched; the flame will not burn you.
I regard you as valued and honored and
I love you.
I have chosen you; you know Me and trust Me. You understand that I AM HE, no god was before Me and none will be after Me. Even from eternity
I am He, and none can deliver out of My hand. When I act, who can reverse it?
I am ADONAI.
I am doing something new, don’t you see it?
I am the One who blots out your offenses for My Own sake.
I will not remember your sins.
I will pour My Spirit on your descendants, My blessing on your offspring.
I formed you, don’t forget Me.
I love you,
I AM your Heavenly Father
From Isaiah 43,44

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MaryJo Coleman
February 20, 2022

Jim Garlow is a GEM and super knowledgeable. Thank you for posting this. Go TRUCKERS go!

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Renee McMichael
February 20, 2022

Thank you Lord for these peaceful truckers. May they bring about revival in the land of Canada!

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David Stahl
February 20, 2022

Thanks for sharing. That’s a very moving coincidence to Martin Luther’s own experience. And they were singing that hymn! Amazing. Praise God from Whom all blessings flow! And God bless those peaceful and courageous protesters!

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Mel PGM PA
February 20, 2022

I am brought to tears. Thank You, Lord of heaven and earth , for the faithful witness of these people at the seat of a tyrant.

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