CSN Sunday – Messages of Light – 11/29/2020
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.
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“So Solomon observed the festival at that time for seven days, and all Israel with him—a vast assembly, people from Lebo Hamath to the Wadi of Egypt. On the eighth day they held an assembly, for they had celebrated the dedication of the altar for seven days and the festival for seven days more. On the twenty-third day of the seventh month he sent the people to their homes, joyful and glad in heart for the good things the Lord had done for David and Solomon and for his people Israel.”
The Lord Appears to Solomon
When Solomon had finished the temple of the Lord and the royal palace, and had succeeded in carrying out all he had in mind to do in the temple of the Lord and in his own palace, the Lord appeared to him at night and said:
“I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for myself as a temple for sacrifices.
“When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place. I have chosen and consecrated this temple so that my Name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there.”
“As for you, if you walk before me faithfully as David your father did, and do all I command, and observe my decrees and laws… “
“But if you turn away and forsake the decrees and commands I have given you and go off to serve other gods and worship them, then I will uproot Israel from my land, which I have given them, and will reject this temple I have consecrated for my Name. I will make it a byword and an object of ridicule among all peoples. This temple will become a heap of rubble. All who pass by will be appalled and say, ‘Why has the Lord done such a thing to this land and to this temple?’ People will answer, ‘Because they have forsaken the Lord, the God of their ancestors, who brought them out of Egypt, and have embraced other gods, worshiping and serving them—that is why he brought all this disaster on them.’” 2 chronicles 7:8-22
King Solomon’s dedication of the temple dedication was accompanied by fourteen days of festivals and celebration — a great deal more involved than a simple one-day Thanksgiving celebration. And though these events are recorded in two books of the Bible, one of these references contain the words of 2 Chronicles 7:14 as written above.
Since long before Election Day this year, Christians and people of faith have prayed in earnest and genuine repentance based upon the words of this passage in 2 Chronicles. Christians see it as their genuine responsibility to take ownership of the problems that are rampant in America today and to repent for the evil that has invaded our nation in recent years. Since Election Day, much corruption and election fraud and electronic manipulations of voting machine tabulations have been exposed. Such blatant criminal activity is unbelievable in this nation. It is un-American! Even just the fact that there are suspicions regarding the security of our national elections is an indication of how Americans are losing their trust in our elections and the electoral process in general. This is a lot of wickedness!
Many Christians do not read past verse 14. That would be shortsighted. It is one thing to repent before Heavenly Father for our failures and to turn from our wicked ways, but it is likely that if our “wicked ways” include allowing a secular society to continue to ignore God and God’s commands and decrees, such a society can suffocate the faithful. That is why a long time ago someone said all it takes for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing. God was asking King Solomon to walk faithfully as the leader of Israel. He was also asking him to observe those same commands and decrees his forefathers had in their day. But the warning is indeed foreboding. And, many faith-filled people can see dimly the proverbial “handwriting on the wall” as referenced in the book of Daniel. But, did Solomon in all his wisdom and the nation of Israel heed God’s words?
It seems to me that one of the things that Americans should have expressed a great deal of gratitude for is having a president like Donald J. Trump, with all of his visible flaws, as he fights for our very basic freedoms as our forefathers did in days past. How much are people of faith praying for President Trump’s faith to grow and be applied to our nation? How much are people of faith praying for personal strength to do what God had commanded and to observe His decrees and laws? It seems to me that because our nation is in the midst of a “civil” Civil War, the people who are called by God’s name need to understand that there are several historical precedents in which other nations in other times had forsaken the Lord, the God of their ancestors…
In the wake of Thanksgiving Day, I am offering a humble proclamation from Abraham Lincoln. Some of you may have viewed the video of this proclamation either last Sunday or in our Thanksgiving edition. But, I wanted this to come across as more real. We are indeed “engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure…” It is important to note that America has gone 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. Yet, the fight is now over whether all Americans can be enslaved
through people who admire a godless ideology and the illusions of a socialist utopia.
It is important to note that in that Civil War it was Americans who attacked Americans. Is this not what is taking place now in our nation? American citizens who are attempting to defend the integrity of the recent election are being threatened and bullied by members of the Left who admire a godless ideology and the illusions of a socialist utopia. These people do not believe in the Declaration of Independence because it proudly proclaims that all people’s rights are a gift from God. The heart of the Declaration acknowledges the existence and benevolence of God. Are Americans 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.
In the aftermath of Election Day this year, many Christians awakened and realized that voting was a birthright in America that can no longer be taken for granted. Americans do have to take responsibility to be good stewards of this land that God blessed and the Land of the Free that God participated in creating. In light of this sentiment, it is truly 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 a very stubborn Abraham Lincoln, and he truly understood how destructive the war became – it was beyond his wildest imagination.
The Battle of Gettysburg was a dividing point in the Civil War – it was fought 2 years after the war had been raging. The president’s Thanksgiving Day Proclamation in 1863 came around the same time he had delivered his memorable Gettysburg Address, part of which was quoted above. In President Abraham Lincoln’s brief Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, he made the official call a national holiday. Lincoln, through Mr. 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. The words that Lincoln issued in that proclamation are as apt for today as in 1863, except in 2020, the “theater of conflict” has thus far been contained within the legal arena in the courts. It is a good exercise to grasp that Lincoln had the presence of mind to call the nation to a sense of gratitude for the goodness that we enjoyed, even in the midst of war. Lincoln had the presence of mind to offer gratitude to God in the midst of our civil strife. These are indeed times that try our souls, but all of us need to seek His face and repent and continually offer gratitude to God for His guidance and His gifts, and His incredible Grace.
We offer five videos for today, and since we are still in the year of 2020, and we are still in need of great vision, we are offering again “Be Thou My Vision” from Shane & Shane.
The second video is a presentation from Prophet Hank Kunneman who provides some vision in an urgent message regarding the election. It’s a must watch too!
The third video is one from Michael W. Smith: “Way Maker,” which features a portrayal of Joshua leading the Hebrew people across the Jordan River prior to the famous Battle of Jericho.
The fourth video is from the “Let us Worship” efforts with Sean Feucht “Did You Feel the Mountains Tremble?” It was filmed in Washington, D.C. just two days ago.
The fifth video is one which was a U.S. Independence Day Tribute featuring the Finnish hymn, “This Is My Song” with an overlap of a familiar American song, “My Country ‘ tis of Thee.”
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, seek His wisdom, seek His forgiveness and His redeeming love, and turn from wickedness – even if it may mean crushing our own egos in order to advance His Kingdom, to return dominion to Him in a substantial way so that we can once again proudly proclaim ‘One Nation Under God.’ May God’s Will be done; may His Kingdom come on Earth as it is in Heaven.
Abraham Lincoln October 3, 1863
By the President of the United States of America.
The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever-watchful providence of Almighty God.
In the midst of a civil war of unequalled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union.
Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle or the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore.
Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom.
No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.
It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.
And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the United States the Eighty-eighth.
By the President:
WILLIAM H. SEWARD, Secretary of State.