CSN Sunday – Messages of Light – 11/22/2020 – Pre-Thanksgiving Edition
Dear CSN newsletter readers,
The Citizen Sentinels Network has maintained a project, originally deemed the David Project, since 2018. Especially, for those readers of faith, the Messages of Light originated as a genuine inspiration from Heavenly Father. It was initiated to bring Light into the dark in this time. At this time in the world, there is clear and present danger that requires the faithful to hold boldly and securely onto the foundations that are rooted in faith.
If you consider the messages in our Sunday edition relevant or meaningful and know others who might value them as well, consider yourself a Light mail messenger, please pass this who might value them as well, consider yourself a Light mail messenger, please pass this message on to those whom you feel could receive it. Otherwise, please receive it yourselves.
“Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient. Therefore, do not be partners with them. For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. This is why it is said: “Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 5
Just before Christmas in 2018, I followed what Heavenly Father had instructed through a vision, and I created the foundation for the Messages of Light. It has grown quite a bit since that time. I am now announcing another “task” He has put upon my heart and it is the creation of a public ministry, which I would prefer to call an assignment or a mission He has given me. Heavenly Father has actually been guiding me to this for many years, and it finally dawned on me that all that He has been asking of me in this past period of time since Laura passed into His direct dominion, was leading to this moment. Many of you who know me have shared in helping me come to the creation of a more formal mission that will be called “Light Wing Pathways.”
I honestly believe everyone is walking their own pathways, and it is true of me as well. However, mine has been a journey that has taken me to the depths of Hell and to the incredible dominion of Heavenly Father. I had a dream before these past two turbulent years about people from all over the world moving toward an incredible mountain. The top of the mountain could not be seen as it was in the clouds, but in the dream, I knew the Kingdom of God had descended to the top, and I knew I had to go there. But, I was on a lower level and it was such a high mountain, it was daunting. But as I looked, I saw people moving up the mountain above me, and from where I stood, I could see many people below me just beginning their ascent. I looked out and saw others still coming from afar to just get to the mountain in order to begin their climb. These people I knew also wanted to get to God’s Kingdom, but everyone was on their own path, in their own stages of their journeys. I now realize that Heavenly Father helped to put me on that mountain, and He has asked me to be a simple Sherpa to help others, when they need it, in their pathway up the mountain. I have resisted that mission until now, like Jonah tried to run away from God. I cannot run away or ignore His pursuit of my heart any longer, and there is nowhere to run to. So, from this public announcement, I humbly offer myself to serve Heavenly Father’s purpose in helping bring His children home.
Heavenly Father let me know that the creation of the Messages of Light in 2018 was part of the beginning of my mission, whether I knew it or not, or could accept it or not. I will share more on “Light Wing Pathways” in later editions. Today there are other Pre – Thanksgiving messages to offer to our readers.
The first article is from A. Dru Kristenev, who has her own “Changing Wind” ministry. We also featured an article from her earlier in November in an article she had written just after the election. In that article, she challenged readers: “Before we become another society that dissolved under its own self-indulgence, America can disavow and dismantle the destructive curriculum that has brought the nation to this point where no one has a vote because self-appointed “rulers” usurped it.” Her article today looks more deeply at this issue of what brought the nation to this point. It is definitely far from what the Pilgrim fathers had envisioned for this “New World.”
The second article is one that I wrote on Thanksgiving in 2018. I have revised and updated the original since it is two years old, but some of what I wrote about then is even more pronounced today. Especially since the election, light has lit up the darkness and the corruption in this nation, so the article needed to be updated to reflect the time.
Today we also have one article in our “Recommended Reading” section. It is from the Washington Examiner on the impact the Mayflower Compact had upon civil society. We also have six videos for this week, and since we are still in the midst of a battle over the soul of America, we are offering the version of “The Battle Hymn Of The Republic” that was presented during Donald J. Trump’s Pre-Inauguration on January 19, 2017.
The second video is one of President Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation during the Civil War. It has meaning still today – especially in 2020!
The third video is one of George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation that initiated the first official Thanksgiving after our nation’s Constitution was instituted.
The fourth video is another informal presentation from Dutch Sheets who explains more about this time we are in post-election 2020. He clarifies that “God Is Not Late.” It’s a must watch too!
The fifth and sixth videos are musical videos featuring an old favorite Thanksgiving hymn from the Dale Warland Singers, as well as a more secular presentation from Ben Rector from October of this year. We wish for you a blessed Thanksgiving this year.
These words are being freely offered and are being sent to you as part of the “David Project.” Please receive this message as a gift from those who care. They are only words that are being offered, freely, but some contain a deep message of faith, or a deeper expression of heart that readers can hopefully receive into their hearts. As it was written: “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” Proverbs 29:18 – KJV
May we humble ourselves, seek His face in prayer, sincerely repent, and turn from wicked ways – even if that may mean doing it every day, day after day, for the rest of our days. It is not a Thanksgiving recipe for baking a pie. It is a blueprint for redeeming our souls and for transforming one’s nation.
The Dirty Work Of Cleaning House
Faced with the pile-up of detritus from decades of side-stepping the growing heap, the United States of America is on the verge of being swept away with the dirt.
There is a Proverb, 17:13 to be exact, that says “Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.” What it doesn’t say is anything about intentions, good or bad, yet most assume it solely addresses evil intent. Let’s be disabused of that now.
The worst invasion of evil comes through good intentions and usually, that is assigned to the democrats who make a point of assisting destructive behavior by feigning forgiveness. That practice has indeed parked degradation inside the house (apply that personally and with a capital “H”).
Both micro and macro perspectives are affected by this axiom, the individual household leading to the national household otherwise referred to as government. It starts on the personal level and each one of us is tasked with examining how we’ve contributed.
Bottom line, those rewarding (accepting) evil actions through kindness of heart, taking non-judgmentalism to the extent that overlooks the wrong behavior, is encouraging and enabling it. Whether or not they agree with the behavior makes no difference, either way, the evil is condoned if not properly reproached or rebuked and, as a result, becomes lodged in the house. If the evil is not confronted, it will not depart but take up residence to the detriment and ultimate destruction of the family, on the personal level, and the country on the national scale.
Essentially, the goodhearted person who refrains from calling out the evil, thus tolerating it believing they are helping by being kind, is effectively loving the individual, or in the larger sense the nation, to death.
Christians are particularly guilty when they say they love the sinner but hate the sin, accepting the sin by thinking it’s best to receive the offender with open arms but avoid acknowledging the offense and definitely not rebuking it. That isn’t where the adage starts and stops, nor is it exactly scriptural.
Apostle Paul addresses the problem in his epistles noting that action is necessary from the sinner, which can only be achieved through admitting and correcting beliefs that led the person astray, often to the point of harming others, including those who have cared for them. Speaking “truth in love” (Ephesians 4:14-15) is not easy and as a nation, the practice has been set aside in public education which has caused whole generations to despise their parents as well as the Founding Fathers – that includes the women, by the way. (Hebrews 12:4-6, 2 Timothy 4:1-3.)
Strong word of what must occur to straighten one’s path is found in Proverbs 3:11-12 “My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of his correction: for whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.” (KJV)
It’s up to all to remove blinders long enough to see that it not only applies to the nation’s throes of anguish that has come about through disobedience but to put it on a personal level. Anyone, the author included, who says they’re free of wrongdoing or can’t put their finger on something they have said or done that comes under this heading, is lying to themselves. It’s all too easy to drift with the current than to swim upstream. Ask a salmon.
The hardest of all is taking responsibility for actions. Denial is far more common, so much so that culture has been soaked with one-liners about it for decades.
What evil is in our midst that is being excused for fear of reprisal or loss? Introduced by our own hand with the best of intentions, lives, homes and the country have been invaded by havoc, creating a habitation of suffering. None are immune from making this mistake hoping for an improbable resolution.
This nation has been split into three categories – the addicts, the enablers and the problem solvers. The fence-sitters are attached to the enablers, unwilling to get caught in the middle so they observe and become part of the dilemma. Nothing can be accomplished as long as the addicts, spoiled by overindulgent love and tolerance, have no boundaries set, taking their self-awareness to the point of victim status. Nor can headway be achieved if the enablers, who operate from both sides of the issue – love and/or control – don’t release and teach the addicts to be responsible for themselves.
The nation is at a crossroads where the addicts have embraced the enablers’ narrative validating self-inflicted pain. Whether the enablers’ intention comes from love or power makes no difference. The resulting chaos, for which neither is held accountable, is the same – they are killing each other. The love-incentivized enablers are doing it with kindness and the controllers with malice.
Problem solvers have their hands tied should the others never emerge from their own frame of reference to see the larger picture, but if all involved can step outside their skins to do that, our homes and our nation might have a chance of survival.
The good news is that anyone has the ability to change their role for a better one, though it’s not simple to recognize the one they may be playing that needs changing up. Making the transition from enabler to problem solver requires a constitution (another play on words, sorry) to make the hard decisions that are scriptural: Proverbs 19:18 “Discipline your children, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to their death.” (NIV)
We have an obligation to clean house. One friend who likes to call herself “just an old ranch girl,” would put it this way, “You have to make a mess to clean up a mess.” She’s right. We have one monstrous mess of our own making that must be put in proper order, legally and spiritually.
This presidential election is the catalyst for tearing down the emotional walls to rebuild the house on its original rational foundation.
Thanksgiving in the Midst of a “Civil” War
Many Americans on the Thanksgiving holiday coming this week will likely breathe a huge sigh of relief that the divisiveness of the elections is over; or, is it? It is certainly not yet completely decided. Of course, the divisiveness would end if families and friends can put aside animosity in their hearts in the millions of homes where Thanksgiving will be celebrated across America.
It is important to note, nevertheless, that the United States is more of a “divided states of America” in 2020. Those seeking true enlightenment should ask a simple question: How did we get to this point once again in our history? The answer lies in the heart of that which is so divisive in America’s diverse society, which when considered intelligently, is a diversity in a relative harmony of races, contributing cultures, and a variety of religious views. It is truly a miracle that America has just survived the elections without a significant violent clash due to the two extremes within the toxic political area.
Yet, America did go to war with itself once, a long time ago. It was a brutal, horrible, war that originated in divisiveness in mind and heart within the American people. The issue at the core of the divisiveness was the “peculiar” institution of African slavery. Today, the residue of that war still pervades the hearts and minds of many Americans. There are a number of predominant views about the American Civil War, and what caused it. But, it must be noted that it was Americans who attacked Americans in that war. And, it is truly hoped that Americans today can make it through Thanksgiving without breaking down the relative calm that exists on the eve of the holiday. The sad reality is that the outcomes of the various elections are not fully determined, especially the presidential election. So, how do we move on with life?
Well, America even survived the Civil War, and the people moved on with life – we are still here! However, there is a cloud of divisiveness that hangs ominously in the virtual air, like the hazardous haze of a California wildfire in November. That haze can be viewed as a literal cloud – of confusion. Americans are confused about who we really are. Many of the young people have been enticed by the beat of a different drummer. Christians and conservatives are truly concerned about an America that is veering off course from its original foundation. But sadly, even there is a division in Christianity.
In the 2016 election, many Christians awakened and realized that voting was a birthright in America – a responsibility as good stewards of this land that God blessed and the Land of the Free that God participated in creating. Many retreated to the Bible and found that in 2 Chronicles 7:14 a wake up call, and a call to willful change. In light of this sentiment, it may be important to go back in American history to a time worse than now, to get a real glimpse of what helped America survive that incredibly divisive period in our history. The POTUS was Abraham Lincoln, and he truly understood how destructive the war became – beyond his wildest imagination.
While many American citizens are aware of Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, there is a video below of another proclamation he made in March of 1863 that preceded the official call made later that year after the battle of Gettysburg. His official proclamation for a national holiday came at the request of a 74-year-old magazine editor, Sarah Hale, to fulfill one of her long standing hopes. Lincoln, through William Seward, his Secretary of State, managed to provide Americans a perspective that may have helped many survive that horrendous time, and may have helped America survive her potential demise. However, the sincere words that Lincoln issued before, on March 30, 1863, are as apt for today as the presidential call for a Thanksgiving holiday. (Note the video combines words from both speeches, and although misidentified, the words are factual reproductions)
May God bless America on this Thanksgiving Day in 2020!
Recommended Reading – follow the links…
From Washington Examiner: Compact, 400 years ago, showed Pilgrim’s Progress toward civil society – 11/20/20
Video Views – Watch them by clicking the links below!!
From The Battle Hymn Of The Republic – Trump’s Pre-Inauguration Jan 19th 2017 https://www.youtube.com/
YouTube: Lincoln’s Timeless THANKSGIVING Proclamation https://www.youtube.com/watch?
From 700 Club: George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation – https://whttps://www.youtube.
From Dutch Sheets Ministries: God is Not Late – 11/19/20 https://www.youtube.com/watch?
From Celtic Spirits: We Gather Together – 9/25/2008
From Ben Rector – The Thanksgiving Song (Official Video) – 10/28/20 be.com/watch?v=QwaxNPY5nIY