CSN Sunday – Messages of Light – 6/6/2021
Dear CSN newsletter readers,
The Citizen Sentinels Network has maintained a project, originally deemed the David Project, since 2018. We are in our second year of existence in a hostile political environment! For those readers of faith, the Messages of Light originated as a genuine inspiration from our Heavenly Father. It was initiated to bring Light into the dark in this time. And especially at this time in our nation and 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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“I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:1-13
As Americans move past Memorial Day at the end of May and enter into the new month of June in this truly turbulent year, another somber day of remembrance reminds us that Freedom does not come freely. Today, is the anniversary of D-Day, and it is a day that conjures up memories of so much death and carnage. Perhaps, the most graphic perspective of this day and the days of the great push into France following this invasion was seen by those who watched the movie of 1998 called “Saving Private Ryan.” And, it offers a very real glimpse at why war is considered as the closest representation of ‘Hell” one can tolerate. And it is difficult to view the quite realistic views of what the landing parties may have confronted.
On this Sunday, I am again offering a message, which is like a second wave of consideration of how costly Freedom can be. War offers unforgettable lessons and lasting emotional scars. Many oppose war without truly understanding how human conflict erupts in armed conflagration. The topic of war is repulsive in and of itself; however, a blanket dismissal or opposition without some clarity is an inadequate way of dealing with it. And, for those who perceive the value of war only linked to opportunities for personal glory, this represents a very self-centered or selfish way that war can be dealt with, once the incredible cost is weighed.
My article today attempts to explain how war can be justified in advancing or preserving sacred truths the Founders held to, or the cause of Freedom itself. Those who have no genuine regard for Life, Liberty, and the freedom to pursue Happiness, would oppose fighting for Freedom, and those who do not believe all people are created equal (under God) would not seek to hold onto those sacred truths, let alone revere them enough to die for such truths. I wrote my article based off of an article I wrote a number of years ago while I was working on the campaign to promote Dr. Ben Carson for POTUS. Much has happened in America since that time – much of it to the detriment of sacred truths and our inherited freedoms.
Like France in 1944, America is currently an occupied country. But, unlike France, there is not a nation likely to come to the aid of the United States. The domestic enemy and foreign enemies have been able to occupy seats of power within the nation – to the detriment of “We the People.” And despite the reality that there is no cavalry or Allied Expeditionary Force to launch a counter offensive to take our country back, many Americans are still waiting for a rescue, or clueless as to even the need for a rescue. However, many people of faith see the signs of oppression in the acts of censorship, political correctness, and outright suppression where tyrannical leaders are able to get away with it. This is not an attempt to plant the seeds of fear in good people’s hearts.
It is an attempt to represent a view of reality that many intelligent people share, and many with common sense are realizing that “something must be done.”
This realization is good, but awaiting the cavalry is non-productive. What must be done? The genuine answer lies buried in the ground. Those who came before us, who were willing to lay down their lives for the sacred truths and our inherited freedoms serve as examples of what it means to love Freedom so dearly that they gave their lives to preserve it — not just for American citizens, but for people all over the world. This is their legacy, this is our inheritance, and this is our challenge in this critical time in human history. All people deserve freedom, it is our sacred gift from God, and unless people are willing to fight for it, they are not worthy of it, and without freedom, life has little meaning or value because God already gave us, His children the three blessings to: be fruitful, multiply, and have dominion over the Earth. We can give up what God once gave our ancestors, or we can claim the dominion that was given to HIs children long ago in the Garden. So, this is such a time to determine whether we claim our inheritance or we give it over to those that would seek to steal it.
There is no cavalry because we are the cavalry. Was there a cavalry in 1775 or 1776 to rescue the founding generation who stood up to the most powerful military on the planet? Were those brave and brilliant men and women waiting for someone to save them? Our nation was born because such stalwart people rose up and embraced the sacred, self-evident truths proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence. The sacrifice of those Americans on the beaches of France in 1944, and in so many other places where Freedom was threatened, is the example of not just love of country, but a love of the sacred truths that are at the bedrock of Freedom itself. It is not enough today to just remember their sacrifice, but for us the living to continue to advance the cause of Freedom – not just for the U.S.A. but for all people throughout the world.
In addition to this message, there is a message that was forwarded to me by a friend who had worked on the Carson campaign many years ago. It is from the perspective of an emergency room doctor. It is well worth the time invested in the short read. We also provide ten videos – many of them offer an honoring of this day in which we remember the ultimate sacrifice of those who stormed the beaches at Normandy and served others beyond the shores of our country, those who fought and died for Freedom. Some of these videos are very good for refreshing our memories of the sacrifices of D-day. I recommend all of them, but I am biased.
We have five articles in our “Recommended Reading” section and they deal with a variety of pressing news stories — some faith-related, and others are downright scarey — especially the one carried over from Thursday about China threatening war over too much scrutiny over the source of COVID. Please check out the relevant presentations in our “Around the Republic” area.
For those who have not kept up with our “Citizen Voice” Live Video Programs, if anyone missed my interview with Pastor Earl Wallace, I have included it in our Video Views section. Memorial Day afternoon was the last of our live-streamed video presentations for now. Starting in June, we will no longer offer the live-stream feature since the time slot seems too limited for a decent number for live viewing. Viewers can still catch the link to the recordings — all recordings are posted in several places on the internet. They will continue to be posted on the WCN-TV site. They are also on the Youmaker site: https://www.youmaker.com/channel/30dd354d-4de8-4a79-802f-659021debbc4
and the Strike Force of Prayer site: https://strikeforceofprayer.tv/
However, viewers would be able to see a description of each episode on our Citizen Sentinels Network site: https://citizensentinelsnetwork.com/category/citizen-voice/
Future episodes will be announced in our Citizen Sentinels “Citizen Voice” Bulletin or our Thursday newsletter next week. The next program will likely be on Tuesday evening, so look for the announcement in our Citizen Voice Bulletin. We remain grateful for our hosts at Wisconsin Christian News network that are projecting the half-hour program on their site. You can tune in to future programs by still accessing this link: https://wcntv.net
These words and images are being freely offered and are being sent to you as part of the David Project’s “Messages of Light.” Please receive today’s messages 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 lives. 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 Mind, His Heart, and His Will for us in this time. May we repent for not being better stewards of His Garden, and may we take greater responsibility to shine His light into the darkness of our world and to be become more diligent stewards of that which we have inherited from our Heavenly Father.
As Americans just celebrated Memorial Day last week, many memories were conjured up of the brave men and women who have sacrificed their lives to advance the cause of Freedom. Truly, the original purpose of Memorial Day, initially intended as a day to honor the brave boys and men who fought to preserve the Republic during the Civil War, remains intact even in 2021. However, one of the most solemn days those from the older generations remember is D-Day because the advancement of Freedom came at such a great cost on such a single day. It is so very right that those of the “greatest generation” who served their country in World War II, should be remembered for sacrificing their lives so that Freedom could survive.
By the end of the first day, more than 12,000 Allied soldiers had been killed or wounded
Today, the anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944, is an especially appropriate time for shining the light a little longer on the relevance or value of Memorial Day as a proper way of honoring those who sacrificed their lives defending or advancing freedom. Memorial Day, in our time, is a day in which we honor all those men and women in uniform who gave their lives for their country, or for the cause of freedom in other countries, throughout any period of our history. So, it is especially fitting that the heroes on D-Day, as well as those who made the ultimate sacrifice during WWII, deserved to be remembered on Memorial Day, as well other moments of opportunity, such as the commemoration of D-Day.
By the end of the first day, more than 12,000 Allied soldiers had been killed or wounded, and many thousands more died that month as the Allies secured Normandy. But, for many of those, their first day in battle was their last. While many young Americans volunteered for military service after the attack at Pearl Harbor, far too many never made it home again. So many went off to Europe to fight against Hitler and the National Socialists who had taken over most of Europe by 1941. Those men gave their lives that freedom could survive, and that others would be freed from tyranny.
The people of Normandy declare, “we will never forget,” and they never have. There are few left who were there, but the memories have been passed on, and the world should never forget the ones who lost their lives on the beaches of Normandy on that day.
The assault on the beaches at Normandy was an incredibly complex effort. It was part of a three-pronged thrust to push the German troops back within the borders of German territory. It was the third prong after the Russians had been fighting for so long on the Eastern Front. With Rome secured in the south of Europe, D-Day was the effort to open a third front to force the German military back to their homeland. It was one of the most crucial moments in WWII.
Largest amphibious military invasion in world history
D-Day began in the wee morning hours of June 6, 1944, and climaxed with the largest amphibious military invasion in world history. This all-out invasion against entrenched Nazi military forces spread across 50 miles of French coastline at Normandy. It was an act of desperation, but it was also an act of daring. D-Day proved to be a pivotal moment of the war in Europe.
“Operation Overlord” of Normandy — was the first day of the Allied battle against the Germans in Normandy. It was not just intended to liberate bits of occupied France, though; it represented the initial attack of a more massive and prolonged onslaught against German forces that served to open up a western front in Europe designed to penetrate to the heart of Germany and break the Nazi war machine.
The initial beach assault was code-named “Operation Neptune.” It was not only comprised of the amphibious assault on five Normandy beaches with over 5,000 troop carriers and over 500 minesweepers and support ships; it also included a massive naval bombardment, as well as an airborne assault involving 10,000 Allied aircraft striking at the German defenses, and over 24,000 paratroopers dropped behind enemy lines shortly after midnight, before the dawn coastal landings. “Neptune” actually lasted through the end of June.
According to the D-day museum, “Operation Neptune began on D-Day (June 6th 1944) and ended on 30 June 1944. By this time, the Allies had established a firm foothold in Normandy. Operation Overlord also began on D-Day, and continued until Allied forces crossed the River Seine on 19 August 1944.”
The initial efforts to open this new front against the German stranglehold on most of Europe succeeded, but at great cost: as mentioned, by the end of the first day, more than 12,000 Allied soldiers had been killed or wounded. But on that day, the Allies were able to secure a foothold in French sand. Though the cost for the beachhead was high, taking the beaches enabled over 160,000 soldiers to begin their march across France to take down Adolf Hitler. By the end of the month, that force grew to 39 divisions and over a million men. Operation Neptune managed to crack the powerful Nazi grip on occupied France.
This Allied thrust was the beginning of the end of the German military machine that would collapse in less than a year
General Dwight D. Eisenhower was the Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces that unleashed this massive, cross-channel, frontal invasion of the German positions in Northern France. He had been a proponent of such a direct assault as early as 1942, but faced opposition from the British who feared a re-run of the devastating trench warfare of World War I. Eisenhower’s ideas were finally accepted by the Allied command on January 15, 1944. When he gave the orders to commence the attack, he revealed genuine hope for a victorious outcome:
“You will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world. Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped, and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely … The free men of the world are marching together to victory. I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty, and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full victory. Good luck, and let us all beseech the blessings of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.”
This complicated, yet meticulously planned, initial thrust of Operation Overlord proved successful, and by the end of June, 1944, Allied troops had established complete control of Normandy beaches. They fought their way across the River Seine by August 19, 1944, at which time Operation Overlord ended by accomplishing the objective of driving deep into Nazi- controlled France before the end of the summer. This Allied thrust was the beginning of the end of the German military machine that would collapse in less than a year.
Although D-Day belongs to history, and although the old soldiers are fading into the shadows, it is wise to remember this Day and the deeds of that generation. The brave men and boys who hit the beaches of Normandy made great sacrifices, not only on June 6, but also throughout the war, and even after the war. Their awesome sacrifice during the most devastating war in human history changed the world. They truly deserve to be remembered and to serve as an example of courage and willingness to sacrifice for us in this dark time. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
A Sincere, Touching tribute to our soldiers… (author unknown)
I am a doctor specializing in the Emergency Departments of the only two military Level One-Trauma Centers, both in San Antonio, TX. We care for civilian emergencies as well as military personnel. San Antonio has the largest military retiree population in the world living here. As a military doctor, I work long hours and the pay is less than glamorous. One tends to become jaded by the long hours, lack of sleep, food, family contact and the endless parade of human suffering passing before you. The arrival of another ambulance does not mean more pay, only more work. Most often, it is a victim from a motor vehicle crash.
Often it is a person of dubious character who has been shot or stabbed.
With our large military retiree population, it is often a nursing home patient. Even with my enlisted service and minimal combat experience in Panama, I have caught myself groaning when the ambulance brings in yet another sick, elderly person from one of the local retirement centers that cater to military retirees. I had not stopped to think of what the citizens of this age group represented.
I saw ‘Saving Private Ryan.’ I was touched deeply. Not so much by the carnage, but by the sacrifices of so many. I was touched most by the scene of the elderly survivor at the graveside, asking his wife if he’d been a good man. I realized that I had seen these same men and women coming through my Emergency Dept. and had not realized what magnificent sacrifices they had made.
The things they did for me and everyone else that has lived on this planet since the end of that conflict are priceless.
Situation permitting, I now try to ask my patients about their experiences. They would never bring up the subject without my inquiry. I have been privileged to hear an amazing array of experiences, recounted in the brief minutes allowed in an Emergency Dept. encounter. These experiences have revealed the incredible individuals I have had the honor of serving in a medical capacity, many on their last admission to the hospital.
There was a frail, elderly woman who reassured my young enlisted medic, trying to start an IV line in her arm. She remained calm and poised, despite her illness and the multiple needle-sticks into her fragile veins. She was what we call a ‘hard stick.’ As the medic made another attempt, I noticed a number tattooed across her forearm. I touched it with one finger and looked into her eyes. She simply said, ‘ Auschwitz .’ Many of later generations would have loudly and openly berated the young medic in his many attempts. How different was the response from this person who’d seen unspeakable suffering
|Also, there was this long retired Colonel, who as a young officer had parachuted from his burning plane over a Pacific Island held by the Japanese. Now an octogenarian, he had a minor cut on his head from a fall at his home where he lived alone. His CT scan and suturing had been delayed until after midnight by the usual parade of high priority ambulance patients. Still spry for his age, he asked to use the phone to call a taxi, to take him home, then he realized his ambulance had brought him without his wallet. He asked if he could use the phone to make a long distance call to his daughter who lived 7 miles away. With great pride we told him that he could not, as he’d done enough for his country and the least we could do was get him a taxi home, even if we had to pay for it ourselves. My only regret was that my shift wouldn’t end for several hours, and I couldn’t drive him myself.
I was there the night M/Sgt. Roy Benavidez came through the Emergency Dept. for the last time. He was very sick. I was not the doctor taking care of him, but I walked to his bedside and took his hand. I said nothing. He was so sick, he didn’t know I was there. I’d read his Congressional Medal of Honor citation and wanted to shake his hand. He died a few days later.
The gentleman who served with Merrill’s Marauders,
the survivor of the Bataan Death March,
the survivor of Omaha Beach,
the 101 year old World War I veteran,
the former POW held in frozen North Korea,
the former Special Forces medic – now with non-operable liver cancer,
…or the former Viet Nam Corps Commander.
I may still groan when yet another ambulance comes in, but now I am much more aware of what an honor it is to serve these particular men and women.
I have seen a Congress who would turn their back on these individuals who’ve sacrificed so much to protect our liberty. I see later generations that seem to be totally engrossed in abusing these same liberties, won with such sacrifice.
It has become my personal endeavor to make the nurses and young enlisted medics aware of these amazing individuals when I encounter them in our Emergency Dept. Their response to these particular citizens has made me think that perhaps all is not lost in the next generation.
My experiences have solidified my belief that we aran incredible generation, and this nation knows not what it is losing. Our uncaring government and ungrateful civilian populace should all take note. We should all remember that we must ‘earn this.’
If it weren’t for the United States Military, there’d be NO United States of America!
Video Views – Onward and Upward!
From Project Vigil: D-Day 2014, I Promise to Remember – 6/21/2014 — On June 3rd, 2014, in
Arromanches, France, an emotional meeting between an 11 year old boy and 89 year old Leif Maseng, a veteran of the 82nd Airborne, who fought in Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2rAXnzRBhE
From France Revisited: Taps in the Normandy American Cemetery – A France Revisited Minute – Taps in the Normandy American Cemetery above Omaha Beach. Taps was first played in 1862 during the Civil War. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=au_eD_WGKmo
From “Saving Private Ryan”: opening cemetery scene – 1998 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HUf68gFGEE
From Freedom Videos USA: A PRICE FOR FREEDOM – featuring Hymn to the Fallen and Mansions of the Lord – 5/1/2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZoaxJcCWoE
D-Day (Rare color footage) – 5/26/2014
From YouTube: “Once to Every Man and Nation” – 5/24/2008 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOGHCzuinBw
From Newsmax TV: Leave God out of your speech, Principal told Valedictorian – Student speaks out – 5/27/21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFaL3jdHu8E
From On Point (w/ Alex Pierson): WE MADE A BIG MISTAKE – WE DIDN’T REALISE IT UNTIL NOW – 5/31/21 https://www.bitchute.com/video/nuM0G6PqgwIK/
Independence Day Tribute: “This Is My Song” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OxSYe8_e4Y
American Minute for May 25 by William J. Federer – American Minute for June 6 — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynWRk-D27s0 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Citizen Voice videos
From Citizen Voice – Jamison interviews Pastor Earl Wallace on Memorial Day (5/31/21) https://wcntv.net/video/197/citizen-voice-with-dennis-jamison-%7C-5-31-2021-%7C-guest-pastor-earl-wallace
ICYMI > From Citizen Voice – “True US History” with Dennis Jamison | Pilot Episode https://wcntv.net/video/163/citizen-voice-with-dennis-jamison—pilot-episode?page=2 ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Recommended Reading – follow the links…
From CBN News/Faithwire: Canada Heaps Fines on Church of God for Holding Outdoor Services After Police Lock Building – 6/4/21 https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/cwn/2021/june/canada-heaps-fines-on-church-of-god-for-holding-outdoor-services-after-police-lock-building
From The Daily Caller: Microsoft Blocks Images Of Tiananmen Square Protests On Massacre Anniversary – 6/4/21 https://dailycaller.com/2021/06/04/microsoft-tiananmen-square-china/?utm_medium=push&utm_source=daily_caller&utm_campaign=push
From CBN News (w/ video): CBS, Hallmark, CMT Reject Pro-Life Ad, Label Content ‘Controversial’ and ‘Unacceptable’ to Air – 6/5/21 https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2021/june/cbs-hallmark-cmt-reject-pro-life-ad-label-content-controversial-and-unacceptable-to-air
From The Daily Caller: DOJ Announces That It Will No Longer Seek Records Of Media Organizations After NYT Scandal – 6/5/21 https://dailycaller.com/2021/06/05/doj-no-longer-seek-records-media-organizations-new-york-times/?utm_medium=push&utm_source=daily_caller&utm_campaign=push
ICYMI > From OANN: China Threatens Nuclear War Over U.S. Calls For Probe Into Origins Of COVID-19 – 6/3/21
Around the Republic – What affects one, can affect all!
News From Arizona –
From OANN TV: Ariz. Senators React To Pa. Audit Visit – 6/5/21 https://www.oann.com/ariz-senators-react-to-pa-audit-visit/
News From California –
From OANN: Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom Refuses To Give Up Pandemic Emergency Powers – 6/5/21 https://www.oann.com/calif-gov-gavin-newsom-refuses-to-give-up-pandemic-emergency-powers/
News From Illinois –
From CBN News: Illinois School Reverses Decision to Ban 2nd Grade Girl From Bringing Her Bible to School – 6/6/21 https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2021/june/illinois-school-reverses-decision-to-ban-2nd-grade-girl-from-bringing-her-bible-to-school
News From New York –
From OANN: N.Y. Taxpayers Paying Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $2.5M Legal Fees – 6/3/21 https://www.oann.com/n-y-taxpayers-paying-gov-andrew-cuomos-2-5m-legal-fees/
News From Texas –
From Let us Worship w/ Sean Feucht – “Let Us Worship” in Midland, Tx – 6/6/21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZP3t_26QNo