CSN Sunday – LightWing Messages for 9/5/2021
“Where are your wise men now?
Let them show you and make known
what the Lord Almighty
has planned against Egypt.
The officials of Zoan have become fools,
the leaders of Memphis are deceived;
the cornerstones of her peoples
have led Egypt astray.
The Lord has poured into them
a spirit of dizziness;
they make Egypt stagger in all that she does,
as a drunkard staggers around in his vomit.
There is nothing Egypt can do—
head or tail, palm branch or reed.
In that day the Egyptians will become weaklings. They will shudder with fear at the uplifted hand that the Lord Almighty raises against them. And the land of Judah will bring terror to the Egyptians; everyone to whom Judah is mentioned will be terrified, because of what the Lord Almighty is planning against them.
In that day five cities in Egypt will speak the language of Canaan and swear allegiance to the Lord Almighty. One of them will be called the City of the Sun.
In that day, there will be an altar to the Lord in the heart of Egypt, and a monument to the Lord at its border. It will be a sign and witness to the Lord Almighty in the land of Egypt. When they cry out to the Lord because of their oppressors, he will send them a savior and defender, and he will rescue them. So the Lord will make himself known to the Egyptians, and in that day they will acknowledge the Lord. They will worship with sacrifices and grain offerings; they will make vows to the Lord and keep them. The Lord will strike Egypt with a plague; he will strike them and heal them. They will turn to the Lord, and he will respond to their pleas and heal them.” Isaiah 19:12-22 (NIV)
Gideon Defeats the Midianites
“The Lord said to Gideon, “You have too many men. I cannot deliver Midian into their hands, or Israel would boast against me, ‘My own strength has saved me.’ Now announce to the army, ‘Anyone who trembles with fear may turn back and leave Mount Gilead.’ So twenty-two thousand men left, while ten thousand remained.”
But the Lord said to Gideon, “There are still too many men. Take them down to the water, and I will thin them out for you there. If I say, ‘This one shall go with you,’ he shall go; but if I say, ‘This one shall not go with you,’ he shall not go.”
So Gideon took the men down to the water. There the Lord told him, “Separate those who lap the water with their tongues as a dog laps from those who kneel down to drink.” Three hundred of them drank from cupped hands, lapping like dogs. All the rest got down on their knees to drink.
The Lord said to Gideon, “With the three hundred men that lapped I will save you and give the Midianites into your hands. Let all the others go home.” So Gideon sent the rest of the Israelites home but kept the three hundred, who took over the provisions and trumpets of the others.
Now the camp of Midian lay below him in the valley. During that night the Lord said to Gideon, “Get up, go down against the camp, because I am going to give it into your hands. If you are afraid to attack, go down to the camp with your servant Purah and listen to what they are saying. Afterward, you will be encouraged to attack the camp.” So he and Purah his servant went down to the outposts of the camp. The Midianites, the Amalekites and all the other eastern peoples had settled in the valley, thick as locusts. Their camels could no more be counted than the sand on the seashore.
Gideon arrived just as a man was telling a friend his dream. “I had a dream,” he was saying. “A round loaf of barley bread came tumbling into the Midianite camp. It struck the tent with such force that the tent overturned and collapsed.”
His friend responded, “This can be nothing other than the sword of Gideon son of Joash, the Israelite. God has given the Midianites and the whole camp into his hands.”
When Gideon heard the dream and its interpretation, he bowed down and worshiped. He returned to the camp of Israel and called out, “Get up! The Lord has given the Midianite camp into your hands.” Judges 7:2-15 (NIV)
During these times, there are so many challenges that must be faced that the Biden Administration shows its true colors at every turn. For conservatives, even Christian conservatives, it may seem like all is lost. It is as if we are entering a tail spin that we cannot recover from. However, it is important to remember that God is indeed in control and can accomplish what is needed with or without our help.
We are blessed, however, that God has blessed us with the privilege to be his instruments for change. While we should pray that God will confuse their plans and bring them to nothing, we should not sit back and wait.
In today’s Message of Light, Apostle Tim Taylor draws our attention to the great risk of indecision. Some wring their hands and complain about the direction our nation is going. Some choose not to think about it, assuming nothing can be done or perhaps not trusting anyone to do the right thing. Others may not know what to do. Taylor sheds light on the fact that this is not a new phenomena. Scripture recorded similar attitudes thousands of years ago in the days of the Judges. He also shows us that it is God’s will that every Christian make a decision and take a stand.
Our Video Views includes a Victory Channel interview with Bob Woodson who has been fighting against the 1619 Project of the New York Times and the Critical Race Theory behind it. Also, Dutch Sheets is presenting how to use history as a weapon, which is usually a tool of the Left.
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By Tim Taylor
“Idolatry & Justice in the Valley of Decision”
It seems as if Satan’s unfolding plans have fallen on the nations of this world and brought us into the valley of decision. On one hand we have Satan’s evil ones who seek to fool the apathetic and unwitting, and on the other side we have the ones they accuse of being fools for Christ. Oh, that my actions would qualify me for such an insult from the enemies of our Lord.
Joel 3:14 declares, “multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision. The day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.”
My friends, a decision is a judgment. It is a judgment YOU MAKE. God’s mind is already made up. He told what His mind was in advance. It is in His word. You can choose to make your decision based upon the truth of God’s word or, you can choose to make your decision based upon the narrative that the father of lies (John 8:44), Satan, presents through his minions.
There is also a third position or should I say decision. That is indecision. Some because of ignorance or apathy choose to make no decision. Whether you acknowledge it or not, that in and of itself is a decision.
If I use the analogy of war. In war there have often been three groups. There are the volunteers and the anti-war protestors. They are easy to spot. The third group takes no stance. As we saw in the Vietnam war, the group that decided to take no stance, their indecision, was actually a decision for the opposition.
It’s the same here. No decision is a decision, based on apathy or ignorance, whom we learned the other day, the Bible declares these are fools, is a decision for Satan’s will.
In Gideon’s time the idolatry of the day brought oppression to his nation and him to his own valley of decision. It’s the same for us today.
The Gideon Effect
Gideon & the Valley of Decision Judges 6 describes the oppression in Gideon’s day and his encounter with the angel of the Lord. He comes out of hiding to destroy the altar of Baal in the dark. But to do that, the first thing he did was, he decided to build the altar of the Lord first. Then he tore down the altar of Baal that his father set up.
Gideon dealt with his own family first. That was his first decision.
The second decision Gideon made was he called the people together and he continued to consult with, commune with, and talk to our Lord. The Lord revealed there were to many people, so He brought them to their own valley of decision.
The Lord then gave him some criteria. Gideon asked the question, who is fearful and afraid? Please leave immediately. Twenty-two thousand departed immediately. Why? Speaking as a veteran, I can tell you that fear is contagious. It can spread as fast or faster than any virus. When you understand this in light of 1 John 4:18 then you will also understand that this revealed those who loved God more than they loved this world. Perfect love which I might add is impossible without God, casts out all fear.
When we come to the valley of decision, we discover who or what we love. It reveals our heart.
That left Gideon with ten thousand people remaining. Praise God! But the Lord decided there were still too many. So, He told Gideon to take them to the river which revealed who had disciplined themselves to watch. Only three hundred were left.
The second thing discovered in the valley of decision was who was observant of what was going on around them. These were the same ones who were disciplined and courageous enough to obey the word of the Lord. As we continue to read through Judges 8. We find in verse 10 that thus far 120,000 soldiers have fallen and only 15,000 remained. Then Gideon’ led their attack on the 15,000.
Behold the Gideon effect. When a people have been so impacted that they love God more than this world and they love God enough to discipline themselves to be watchful and finally, they are willing to obey the voice of the Lord. Nothing is impossible. Even when the odds are overwhelming.
We have been brought to a valley of decision. When they came to their valley of decision, God had already decided whom He would choose. God chose the fearless who were watchful. Everyone’s own choice put them in one camp or another. In Matthew 20 and 22, we find Jesus making the statement, many are called by few are chosen.
Here’s the question, will you prepare for the choosing? Do you want to be chosen? I do. How about you? The link to the article on Tim Taylor’s blog page is below:
Onward and Upward!
From Fountainview Academy: Once to every man and Nation – 2/9/2018
From Victory Channel – FlashPoint: Victory News: Rescuing American History with Robert Woodson – 8/31/21
From Enni Francis: No Longer Slaves | Jonathan David and Melissa Helsa | Cover by Enni Francis and Kanaan Francis – 10/5/20
From Dutch Sheets Ministries:Using History As Our Weapon | Give Him 15: Daily Prayer with Dutch – 9/3/21
ICYMI> From Eric Clapton – This Has Gotta Stop (Official Music Video) – 8/27/21 (read the related article in the Recommended Reading section.
From The Hill (wvideo): Glenn Greenwald: Obama Alum ADMITS To Trapping Edward Snowden In Moscow, Then LIED About It – 9/3/21
From 1 NEWS: Small order of monks living hidden lives in South Canterbury hills – 8/22/21
Podcast – From Dinesh D’Souza: THEY KNEW ALL ALONG – The Dinesh D’Souza Podcast – 7/16/21 (In this episode, Dinesh shows why it’s impossible to believe Biden merely blundered in Afghanistan–he knew all along the debacle he was creating. Danielle D’Souza Gill joins Dinesh to discuss the two separate pathways to getting beyond Roe v. Wade).
American Minute by William J. Federer – American Minute for September 3 – “In the Name of the Most Holy and Undivided Trinity” opens the Treaty of Paris signed “in the year of our Lord, 1783.” It marked the end of the eight-year Revolutionary War.
Recommended Reading – follow the links…
From Charisma News: CN Morning Rundown: Is There a Demonic Element to the Delta Variant? – 9/3/21
From Christianity Daily: Pastor Kenneth Copeland Let Glenn Beck Use His Private Jet During Afghanistan Christian Rescue Mission – 9/2/21
From The Associated Press: Ida’s sweltering aftermath: No power, no water, no gasoline – 8/31/21
What affects one, can affect all!
News from California –
From FOX News: Former California Democrat leader backing Larry Elder for governor – 9/3/21
From Association of Mature American Citizens – AMAC: Better For America Podcast: Newsom’s Nightmare – Larry Elder – 8/31/21
News from Florida –
From LETUSWORSHIP – Revival – Sean Feucht – Eddie James – Live from West Palm Beach – 9/3/21
News From Georgia –
ICYMI > From Forbes Breaking News (w/ video): Georgia Gov Blocks Local Governments From Enforcing Vaccine, Mask Mandates On Businesses – 8/19/21
News From Oregon –
News From Virginia –
From CBN News: ‘Natural Immunity’ Lawsuit Over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Ends in Surprising Result – 9/1/21