CSN Sunday – LightWing Messages for 8/22/2021
The Branch From Jesse:
“A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;
from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.
The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—
the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
the Spirit of counsel and of might,
the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord—
and he will delight in the fear of the Lord.
He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes,
or decide by what he hears with his ears;
but with righteousness he will judge the needy,
with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth.
He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth;
with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked.
Righteousness will be his belt
and faithfulness the sash around his waist.
The wolf will live with the lamb,
the leopard will lie down with the goat,
the calf and the lion and the yearling together;
and a little child will lead them.
The cow will feed with the bear,
their young will lie down together,
and the lion will eat straw like the ox.
The infant will play near the cobra’s den,
and the young child will put its hand into the viper’s nest.
They will neither harm nor destroy
on all my holy mountain,
for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord
as the waters cover the sea.” Isaiah 11:1-11
The Little Children and Jesus
People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.” Mark 10:13-16 (NIV)
For those who have eyes to see, the children of the world have become more a target of evil than ever before. In this time of the Last Days, there has been a manifold increase in the attacks against innocent children. These are organized and premeditated attacks that are perpetrated by criminal organizations and evil people in and outside of government: abortionists, child-sex traffickers, drug dealers, gangs and gangsters, international slave traders, and national governments with nefarious designs to indoctrinate and dominate the young people of their nation. Obviously, the pathway to such harm and destruction of the innocent has been constructed steadily over time. The tragedies that are told and retold in today’s headlines or in alternative news sources, are incredibly disheartening and absolutely unbelievable for a Christian society. Yet, these crimes are happening right here in the United States of America.
Today’s LightWing message is a candid testimony from a great lady who has taken upon herself an assignment from Heaven that is having a significant positive impact on our nation’s children. Ms. Mann is the Founder of “Safe Kids Now.” www.safekidsnow.com Many moons ago, due to her work and from a book she wrote, titled “Alternative to Fear,” the Neighborhood Watch program was initiated in California under Governor Ronald Reagan. The state of California, at that time, spread thousands of those books to various police departments throughout the nation. The intent was to make neighborhoods safe from drug dealers and several other criminals. Although today, many around the nation look at California as an exporter of many bad things. What a difference one great and good governor can make. Ms. Mann’s experience with her broken family led to establishing networks within neighborhoods and linking church communities to the genuine work of securing kid-safe streets and neighborhoods in northern California. She now has a national television show in which she interviews others making a positive difference in America.
I am back from my mini-vacation. I am extremely grateful that our Assistant Executive Editor, Judy Palmer, could step in and help with compiling the aggregate features and compiled the lineup of videos in our “Video Views” section as well as the links in our “Recommended Reading” section and our “Around the Republic” section. Today, we have a great lineup of information and music videos as usual for Sunday. One recommendation is the video on Mass Psychosis and how it is induced and used to administer totalitarian regimes. Please check out all the information that will help you wrap your head around what is happening in such a time as this. Remember that all of these features are for your education — loads of information to help feed your minds and hearts!
The “Message of Light” endeavor had been part of the “David Project” that originated as a genuine inspiration from our Heavenly Father, initiated to bring Light into the dark in this time. The project developed from 2018, and as we approach our third anniversary of existence, we have formally elevated the “David Project” to the more formal “LightWing Mission,” my personal ministry, which I had announced in previous messages.
These messages are freely offered and sent to you as part of the “LightWing Mission.” Please receive today’s messages as a gift from those who care. They are only words being offered, freely; yet, some contain a deep message of faith, or a much deeper expression of heart that readers can hopefully receive into their lives. As it has been written: “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” Proverbs 29:18 – KJV
May we, who are called by His name, humble ourselves, keep our egos in check and keep His Kingdom and His righteousness at the forefront of our minds and hearts. As we turn from our wicked ways — let us embrace the ways of Heaven and take ownership of the Land of the Free, by becoming the brave and taking responsibility to bring this nation back to His ways, leaving our wicked ways behind.
Take up your watch! Become a Citizen Sentinel! Stand in Service for Freedom
America Needs Divine Intervention
By Stephanie L. Mann
The love of power and money has distorted many Americans’ vision of success and freedom. Politicians and government are dividing our nation, spreading fear, defunding police, assuming the role of parents in schools as violence increases. What can we do?
As a crime and violence prevention consultant for 40 years, I’ve worked in every kind of neighborhood. I’ve seen the best of human behavior and the worst. My experience working with the homeless inspired me to write 10 steps that adults failed to teach their children. “Empowerment Parenting: How to raise resilient children to become happy, self-reliant adults” helps adults focus on the power of the human spirit to overcome any adversity. American children are suffering because they don’t know how to develop the three C’s: Courage, Character and a self-protective Conscience or how to take charge of their lives. I hope my story will help adults see that children have the awesome power to grow strong and resilient which can keep them safe and healthy.
I was abandoned in Mexico City at age fifteen and I didn’t speak the language.
Growing up, my mother’s inheritance allowed us many privileges, however, my father felt inadequate, abused my brother, and became an alcoholic. My sister was a star pupil, and my brother ran away. My parents divorced, for the second time, when I was ten.
A new man moved in when I was twelve. He was a Washington DC political lobbyist, and took control of my mother’s life. He persuaded her to move to Mexico City. At age fifteen, I had one year of high school and was told I didn’t need an expensive private school. I was enrolled at Mexico City College to study Spanish and Art. Administrators were told I was a high school graduate.
Once I was in college, my mother and her boyfriend flew back to Washington saying they had important business and promised to return within two weeks. They paid a month’s rent for a room with a Mexican family and left. When the month was up and they didn’t return, the landlady threatened to evict me. Panic set in! I didn’t know which way to turn. I had no friends, no family, no one to advise me, and I didn’t speak Spanish.
One afternoon, after taking the bus back to my rented room, I saw a small neighborhood church. The door was open, and I went in. Fear and loneliness overwhelmed me. My family had never attended church, but my grandmother had said, “If you have a problem, turn to God and ask for help.” When I left the church, I had a plan.
I talked to the dean of women, and she suggested I become a guide for American tourists. That idea terrified me as I lacked self-confidence and had reading difficulties. I protested saying that my Spanish was terrible. She said, “Americans can’t speak it at all. Just do some homework and guide tourists around the city” as she handed me a stack of sightseeing books. I felt overwhelmed, scared and confused because “my” plan didn’t work.
Fortunately, a fellow student suggested that her Uncle Jose, a cab driver, might help. It wasn’t long before I was showing Americans the sights.
After one tour, a couple stated they were writing a book and asked if Jose and I would take them on a tour of the houses of prostitution and offered to triple our pay. I hesitated, but Jose said we would take them on a trip they would never forget.
We started at 10:00 p.m. at high-class houses of prostitution and ended up at 4:00 a.m. The husband talked to the girls, and when he returned to the table his wife took notes. We heard horror stories of rape, pimps, abandonment, pregnancy, and girls running away from home because of molestation and abuse.
By the time I got back to my room, I was sick to my stomach. What would happen to me if my mother didn’t return? I had heard stories of girls as young as thirteen, forced into prostitution. I stopped eating and sleeping. My landlady could no longer evict me because I was so sick. She called a doctor and the dean of women. I didn’t know where to find my mother, but I told them about her boyfriend from Washington DC. Eventually, the dean located her.
I woke up to find my mother standing over me. I thought I was dreaming. It had been three months, and the doctor told her my condition might indicate a venereal disease, which was impossible and shocking to both of us. She made immediate arrangements at a hospital in Texas. The problem was the authorities might not let us back into the United States. My mother and the doctor decided we should fly to Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, without luggage. I had a temperature of one hundred and three and slept the whole trip. We bought trinkets and a large hat to cover my face to look like tourists as we walked across the border. My mother rented a car and we drove to the hospital in San Antonio. In retrospect, this was divine intervention.
After many tests, the doctor stated that I was malnourished, allergic to the medicine the doctor gave me, and starving to death. Within a week, my health greatly improved and I had a very different perspective. I saw my mother through “new” eyes and knew she couldn’t help herself. I refused to go to Washington, and I never lived with them again. My experience was painful and lonely, but I discovered my own identity and values; I learned to rely on my inner power to survive. I felt sorry for my mother and the choices she had made. She became a heavy drinker and smoker, while “enjoying” the Washington social life.
I graduated from Pasadena City College at age 17 and got married at 18 to an amazing young man who had been in the US Air Force. My mother refused to attend our wedding because I was “marrying below my station in life.” I became a dental assistant and my husband graduated from the University of California. We have three successful children. My experience was scary, but I was determined to take full responsibility for my future. I never regretted my decisions.
Every path is different, but freedom comes from within the human spirit. Seeking divine intervention can give us wisdom, courage and can prevent other people from controlling our lives. The steps and stories in “Empowerment Parenting” can reinforce the amazing power we all have to discover our identities which can keep our children safe and healthy.
Stephanie L. Mann is a Crime and Violence Prevention Consultant, the author of five books on Safety. Her website is: www.safekidsnow.com
Onward and Upward!
From Natalie Grant – Praise You In This Storm (Official Music Video) – 9/17/20
From After Skool made in collaboration with Academy of Ideas: MASS PSYCHOSIS – How an Entire Population Becomes MENTALLY ILL – 8/3/21
Zach Williams – Fear Is a Liar (Official Music Video) – 1/19/2018
From Fox News: Fox News live from Kabul airport as evacuations are underway – 8/22/21
Independence Day Tribute: “This Is My Song” Independence Day Tribute: “This Is My Song”
From Elevation Ballantyne The Blessing (Global Choir) | Live From Elevation Ballantyne | Elevation Worship – 5/11/20
From Christianity Daily: Taliban Now Killing Those Who Have Bibles In Their Phones, Reports Say – 8/18/21
Anna Hawkins – O Come, O Come Emmanuel – Filmed in Israel (Hebrew & English) – 11/30/2015
From Real Life with Jack Hibbs: Comeback California with Special Guest Larry Elder – 8/15/21
Podcast – From Dinesh D’Souza: SENILE SUPERPOWER – The Dinesh D’Souza Podcast – 8/20/21 (In this episode, Dinesh shows how Biden is feeble, isolated, undependable, and incoherent–and this is how America appears before the world, a spent superpower. Dinesh surveys the role of our key institutions in the fall of Afghanistan and asks a startling question: isn’t the crisis abroad the result of a complete breakdown of institutions at home?)
American Minute by William J. Federer – American Minute for August 22 – He led the invasion of Grenada and Desert Storm. He was awarded many medals and became a 4-star General. His name was Norman Schwarzkopf and he was born on this day in 1934.
Recommended Reading – follow the links…
From Canada Free Press: How Did The Taliban Know That The Joe Biden Afghan Surrender Was Coming? – 8/22/21
From Real Clear Politics: Pentagon Contradicts Biden: Al Qaeda And ISIS Still “Have A Presence” In Afghanistan – 8/20/21
From Christianity Daily: Taliban Now Killing Those Who Have Bibles In Their Phones, Reports Say – 8/18/21
From Christianity Daily: Franklin Graham Blasts Biden Administration For ‘Tragic’ Afghanistan Failure, Says ‘Our Enemies Are Laughing At Us’ – 8/18/21
From Christianity Daily: New Election Integrity Caucus, Featuring Legislators From 50 States, Calls To Audit All Counties Where Voting Machines Were Used – 8/17/21
What affects one, can affect all!
News from California –
News from Colorado –
News from Florida –
From One America News: Fla. to withhold funding if local school boards maintain unlawful mask orders – 8/21/21
News From Maryland –
From Newsmax: Gov. Hogan Says Maryland Is Accepting Afghan Refugees – 8/22/21
News From New Jersey –
From Real Clear Investigations: Guided by Faith, Divinity Student Fought His ‘Anti-Racist’ Princeton Seminary — and Won – 8/19/21
News from New York –
From One America News: NYC businesses struggle amid vaccine mandate – 8/22/21
News from Texas –