CSN on Pentecost Sunday – LightWing Messages – 6/4/2022

CSN on Pentecost Sunday – LightWing Messages – 6/4/2022

“In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God. On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”

Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”

He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.”  Acts 1:1-9 (NIV)

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FOUNDER’S MESSAGE:

This past Monday Americans remembered Memorial Day, in itself a remembrance of the great sacrifice of so many who gave their lives that others may live in Freedom. This Sunday in June

happens to be Pentecost Sunday, but it also precedes the remembrance of D-Day, which is a commemoration of one of those historic days when so many boys and men from Allied nations sacrificed their lives that Europeans and others could live in Freedom. This effort is an outcome of the influence of Christ’s message written into the fabric of so many nations. The quest for Freedom is even commemorated in the memory of the Tiananmen Square Massacre in June of 1989. We offer a link to a Newsweek article providing some reflection on this tumultuous time.

Thus, the LightWing message today is once again dedicated to those gave their own lives in pursuit of, or defense of, Freedom. Jason Yates, the CEO of MyFatihVotes in his article, “The First Thing Americans Did on D-Day,” helps us to remember a day not so long ago when those who were challenged with such a sacrifice, did not neglect to pray and seek God’s favor as they entered the realm of Hell on Earth.

As much as war is Hell, as many had so often described it, the concept of nations going to war with one another is a bit foreign to the younger generations born from the 19070s and 1980s and beyond. They only grew up in the shadows of war from the 20th century. However, from the beginning of the 21st century, the rationale for nations going to war has escaped the younger generations who only seem to intellectually appraise such “archaic thinking” from some diluted Marxist narrative of why Capitalist nations “provoke war.” A genuine understanding, or truth, has been poisoned by the influx of Marxist ideology on college campuses after WWII, and more specifically since the 1960s.

Yet, the fight for freedom from tyranny has existed far longer than the scope of Marxist thought can effectively navigate. God’s Providence has advanced throughout human history, regardless of whether the secular historians or the Marxist propagandists could grasp the reality, let alone accept it. While the debate may rage, the reality of the visitation of death and destruction is real in America today. The severe tragedies on 9/11 awakened many Americans to the reality that God’s Divine Grace may no longer protect an ungrateful, god-denying nation.

Jason Yates touches on how the nation was somewhat united in prayer during WWII and as they became aware of the previously secret D-Day operation, they knelt in prayer. This day, as in that day, there is a tremendous need for prayer and specifically for repentance. It is a most appropriate message for such a time as this.

Amongst all the links, readers may find a link to an article I wrote on D-Day back in 2014, in case there may be interest in my perspectives on this historic time. In my article and in the article from Jason Yates, we both refer to President Roosevelt’s prayer before the American people at that time. We have linked to the full text of FDR’s prayer as well.

For those who are not familiar with MyFaithVotes, Jason Yates also promotes their efforts in   the remainder of the article. I see that his primary message aligns with what was written in last week’s Founder’s Message and that is that America became a great country because God blessed this nation as a champion of Freedom, and it is time Americans realize this and regain such a position in His Providence. True Americans need to highly resolve that the dead shall not have died in vain and “that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom…”

We hope our readers enjoy this LightWing message today as well as all of the appropriate aggregated messages and videos. Read, absorb and share, and practice what is within you. May God’s blessings flow into and through all of our readers and all of your loved ones today and throughout this week.

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The First Thing Americans Did on D-Day

By Jason Yates

6/1/22

Monday, June 6, marks the 78th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. It’s impossible to exaggerate the significance of the D-Day invasion and the stakes it involved. Historian Alex Kershaw referred to June 6th, 1944, as “the most important day in human history.”

The united stand displayed that day involved more than just the soldiers on the battlefield. Though they may not have been wearing uniforms, the American public across the nation stood united in their resolve to appeal to the Almighty.

As word of the invasion began to disseminate across the airwaves in the US, Americans began to pray. Keith Huxen, a senior director at the National World War II Museum explains: “The reaction of many Americans, whenever they found out what was happening that day, was to attend religious services. Churches and synagogues were reportedly packed across the country.”

Regardless of religious affiliation, or none at all, people knew where to turn first in this desperate hour.

Stores closed and prayer services were assembled in small towns and big cities. Photographs taken on June 6, 1944, show just how much this nation valued the role of faith and prayer in a time of great need. One picture shows a sign in the window of a novelty button shop reading, “Sorry, no covered buttons today. We are praying for the success of the invasion.” A sign in front of a church reads, “Come in and pray for Allied victory: Hourly intercessions on the hour.”

In New York City, the mayor, Fiorello La Guardia, led New Yorkers in prayer at a D-Day rally in Madison Square Garden. Those attending and listening at home on the radio, heard the mayor proclaim: “We, the people of the City of New York, in meeting assembled, send forth our prayers to the Almighty God for the safety and spiritual welfare of every one of you and humbly petition Him to bring total victory to your arms in the great and valiant struggle for the liberation of the world from tyranny.”

40 years later, President Ronald Reagan, speaking at Normandy, reflected on the power of prayer saying, “The Americans who fought here that morning knew word of the invasion was spreading through the darkness back home. They fought — or felt in their hearts, though they couldn’t know in fact, that in Georgia they were filling the churches at 4 a.m., in Kansas they were kneeling on their porches and praying, and in Philadelphia, they were ringing the Liberty Bell.”

Today, we can’t help but ask: How much did the prayers of those back home have to do with this great victory? War correspondent Ernie Pyle, who arrived at Normandy on June 7, observed that the Allies achieved victory “with every advantage on the enemy’s side and every disadvantage on ours.” Despite this, he wrote, the total Allied casualties “were remarkably low—only a fraction, in fact, of what our commanders had been prepared to accept.” “Now that it is all over,” Pyle finished, “it seems to me a pure miracle that we ever took the beach at all.”

Difficult days require courageous individuals and leaders of integrity who will fight the enemy and steer the course of freedom. As we pause to recognize the significance of D-Day, we also take note of the great deal of courage that is needed to head into such a battle. Scripture is replete with reminders to choose courage and strength when taking on the enemy:

  • Be strong and courageous (Joshua 1:9)
  • Be strong and of good courage…do not be afraid of them (Nehemiah 4:14)
  • Fear not, for I am with you (Isaiah 41:10)
  • Be strong in the Lord (Ephesians 6:10)

Prayer is a big determiner of the amount of strength and courage one has. Lasting victory, bathed in prayer, brings results far beyond the battlefield. At My Faith Votes, we are grateful for the prayer that set the course for D-Day to continue to impact the world far beyond 1944.

Nations were sustained, lives were protected, and freedom was secured as those covered in prayer courageously pressed forward. The eyes of the world were watching as these unified allies stood together to restrain evil and promote good.

Learning from their example, My Faith Votes facilitates a movement that unites and drives a body of Christian allies in solidarity on a shared purpose: public unity and amplification of the Christian voice in the public square and at the ballot box.

We begin with prayer:

  • Thanking God for His blessing of America
  • Repentance for the ways we have allowed sin to permeate society
  • Asking for wisdom to reclaim ground lost through apathy and lack of engagement
  • Praying for the faithful who are already working to continue in courage as they restore faith to the public square
  • Asking the Lord to restrain the forces of evil and magnify His traits through us

Then we move on to renewing our minds as we think biblically about the issues of the day and the corrective action needed to secure the common good of society.

We think about:

  • Celebrating virtues and values, not distorting them
  • Building society for the glory of God, not the glory of man
  • Spreading the truths of God to future generations, not limiting them
  • Interpreting information through the lens of good, not evil

Our prayers and our thinking compel us to take action. In this public action realm, we provide the world with a visible display of Christianity in motion.

Our actions can include:

  • Uniting with other believers to increase our effectiveness
  • Modeling behaviors we want to see
  • Driving conversations and encouraging the engagement of our friends and families
  • Reminding others that the truths of God should be lived out and practiced in every arena – including the government realm – if we are to maintain the freedoms that were sacrificially secured by the courageous soldiers we remember in our D-Day celebrations.

D-Day was covered in prayer. Those on the home front bowed in prayer. Those in leadership, including the President, beseeched Almighty God through public prayer. Those leading on the battlefield called upon the Lord for His special providence.

May we commit to pray for our nation, for freedom to be preserved, for our trust to be placed in God in these turbulent times. May we have the courage necessary to stand in our time – courage like that of those who stormed the cliffs and beaches at Normandy seventy-eight years ago.

Jason Yates is the CEO of My Faith Votes.                                                                                                                            My Faith Votes—is a nonpartisan movement that motivates, equips and activates Christians in America to vote in every election, transforming our communities and influencing our nation with biblical truth. By partnering with national faith leaders, My Faith Votes provides resources to help Christians Pray, Think, and Act to create an America where God is honored in the public square. My Faith Votes provides easy-to-use resources that help you connect your private prayers to a public narrative. Visit the PRAY section for tools you can download and share. 

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Onward and Upward!   

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From YouTube: The Book of Acts – [2/20] – 8/27/2009

From Tommy Walker: How Great Thou Art – by Tommy Walker – from Generation Hymns 2 – 10/12/2015

From Todd White: Episode 07 | Sean Feucht | Unfriend the World – 5/3/22

From Bethel Music: – The Blessing – Sean Feucht and Emmy Rose – 3/18/20 The Blessing – Sean Feucht and Emmy Rose | Moment

From Dick Stannard’s Blog – My World As I See It (w/ video): The Inspirational Saluting Boy on Omaha Beach – Dick Stannard’s Blog – 7/21/2014

From WTVC NewsChannel 9: Standing Ovation: Rising Fawn Sarg – Sgt.  Christiana Ball Sings  Some Gave All – 11/17/2014

From CBS Mornings: Veteran returns to Omaha Beach for first time in 75 years – 6/6/2019

From YouTube: MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE–GO REST HIGH ON THAT MOUNTAIN

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From Infidel Warrior: Ronald Regan’s Warriors Pledge Speech – 1/20/1981

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Podcast – From Mario Murillo Ministries: MARIO MURILLO PROPHETIC WORD: [NEW KIND OF LEADER ARISING] GOD EXPOSES POLITICAL FIGURES & DECEPTION – 5/20/22

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Podcast – From Dutch Sheets Ministries: The Revival Mantle (part 1) | Give Him 15: Daily Prayer with Dutch | May 31, 2022

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ICYMI > From Citizen Sentinels Network – by Dennis Jamison: D-Day: Remembering those who died defending Freedom – 6/6/2014      

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Review> President Roosevelt’s Prayer on D-Day | The American Presidency Project

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Recommended Reading… 

From Crosswalk.com: What Is Pentecost and What Should Christians Know about This Event? – 3/16//22

From Christianity.com: What Is Pentecost and Where Did It Come From? – 5/19/21

From For God’s Glory Alone Ministries (FGGAM): Missionaries Arrive in America! ‘Praying for a Third Great Awakening’: 240 Korean Christians Visit 21 US Cities, Praying for Revival – 6/4/22

From The Christian Post: There’s more to Pentecost Sunday than the Church’s ‘birthday’ – 6/5/22

From Newsweek: A Lesson From the Tiananmen Tank Men | Opinion – 6/4/22

From National Geographic: Dictator’s Dilemma (Full Episode) | North Korea: Inside the Mind of a Dictator – 4/30/22

From ChristianHeadlines.com: Religious Liberty Is Good for Everyone for Many Reasons – 6/2/22

From Liberty Counsel via Canada Free Press: Stunning Defeat for Biden Amendments at the WHO – 6/1/22

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What affects one, can affect all! 

* News From The Growing Free Union –

From Christianity Daily: Hundreds Of Korean Intercessors To Join Prayer To Ignite America’s Revival – 5/31/22

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* News From Our Canadian Neighbors –

From Canada Free Press: Superstar Theo Fleury Brings Spotlight To Anti-Canuck Justin Trudeau – 6/4/22

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News From Arizona – 

From American Wire: Fmr Dem mayor pleads guilty to felony 2020 ballot harvesting scheme – 6/4/22

News From California –    

From Craig Huey’s Election Forum: California Voter Alert: Three Things You Should Know (Including Election Forum Video on How to Vote For, Not Against, Your Values)– 6/3/22

News From Colorado –    

From The Colorado Springs Gazette: Pastor of fast-growing Colorado Springs church values diversity | Lifestyle – 6/5/22

News From Delaware –  

From NTD: Biden Evacuated After Security Breach Near Delaware Beach House – 6/4/22

News From Illinois –

From The Christian Post: Pro-life group ‘appalled’ Illinois allowing underage girls to get abortions without parents knowledge – 6/4/22

News From Texas –    

From Craig Huey: Evil in Texas: Fundamental Cause – 5/27/22

News From Wisconsin –     

From NTD: Former Judge Killed in ‘Targeted’ Attack Against Judicial System, Officials Say – 6/4/22

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Excellent Election Education Resource: US 2020 Election Fraud at a Glance

Excellent Non-Partisan Election Resource: Election Integrity Project California

Excellent Constitution Education Resource: LIBERTY TREE ONLINE UNIVERSITY

Excellent Citizen-Patriot News Resource: Steve Bannon’s War Room

Excellent Citizen-Patriot News Resource: From Frank Speech – the Home of Free Speech

Excellent Citizen Comprehensive Resource: David Horowitz Freedom Center

Excellent Citizen Activist Resource: Precinct Strategy: Home

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Excellent Expose’ of Political Prisoners within the US: American Gulag

Excellent Guide to Protecting Families: A Guide to Protecting Your Family From the Coming Insurrection and Violence 1 ARE YOU SAFE?

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