CSN Sunday – Messages of Light – 6/7/2020
Note From the Founder…
Dear Citizen Sentinels Network 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. We just remembered the sacrifice of those who gave their lives for the sake of freedom on D-Day. Let us keep this memory in our hearts.
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 message on to those whom you feel could receive it. Otherwise, please receive it yourselves.
This engraving is by Otto Elliger and Joseph Mulder (1659/60-1718),
‘Neither,’ He replied. ‘I have now come as Commander of the LORD’s army.’
Then Joshua fell face down in reverence and asked Him, ‘What does my Lord have to say to His servant?’…
The Commander of the LORD’s army replied, ‘Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy.’ And Joshua did so.” Joshua 5:13-15
Recent events in the United States of America cannot be ignored. Americans cannot pretend that this nation has not become the target for many tribulations. If God’s people who are called by His name do not see the proverbial “handwriting on the wall,” this great nation can also fall. It is not that unlikely. And, this is not an attempt to raise up fear for some reason or another. But, this is a time in which everyone must stand in the light of day and see what is around them. It is not a time for pretending that what we are witnessing before our eyes is not real. It is not a time for pretending we can rationalize all that we are witnessing.
Recently, I wrote an article for the Canada Free Press that expressed a clear reason why the average American citizen does not see the ‘handwriting on the wall’ or understand the clear and present danger our nation is in: ‘If American citizens cannot see these realities, it is either because the mainstream media is not doing its job, or people are too oblivious to what is happening before their very eyes.” Yet, there is also the element of denial. Americans may truly feel that Communists/Globalists cannot take control of America. However, efforts have been underway for a long time to do just that:
So, there is a force to destroy the nation, and worry about who controls what, after the smoke and dust clear from this epic conflict. It is also clear that President Trump and those who support him represent the existential threat to the people who prefer to control other people’s lives.
It is true that various individuals and organizations and nations have invested billions of dollars to pluck the plum that is the USA. So, whether people like what they can see, or not, citizens in this time “are already in a serious battle for the soul of America, especially in this crucial election year…” It is likely that people of faith can seriously discern that something is very wrong in this time. History is being made within the fog and smoke obscuring the sources of turbulence.
Truly, it matters not what it is called in this time; history will record it as best it will. The real question for us now, is whose side we are on? With Memorial Day, memories of the ones who gave their lives that this nation might live, what of citizens today? Will contemporary citizens take up the unfinished work, which those patriots so nobly advanced in years past? Many see the dangers; the proverbial writing on the wall, but who will answer the call?
Memorial Day is celebrated each year before the remembrance of those brave men and boys who gave their lives for world freedom on D-Day in 1944. In that day, evil had swept across the continent of Europe, and there was global conflict raging, and it seemed for many people that the end of the world was near. Yet, D-Day was the beginning of the end for evil’s grip on Europe. In that day, Allied Forces assaulted the beaches of Normandy to liberate France from the Nazi occupation. Today it is American soil that has been occupied, and never before in our history has such a truly formidable enemy been arrayed against our Republic. America is under attack from many sources, and there seems to be few who would help, let alone save our nation.
It is within this context that I offer my words today. I see many things on the horizon, but much of what I see is not preordained destiny. I see that America’s fate is in the hands of Americans. It always has been. It is the collective will of Americans that will determine the outcome of this most dangerous time in our history. The message is a bit long, but I hope you can read it all.
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 truth, seek His love, self – reflect, repent, self -correct, and turn from wicked ways – even if that may mean one’s failure to fathom the significance of the time we are living in, or to act in genuine faith to seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness.
By our faith, we know that we do not live in God’s Kingdom. To say we do, would be a pretend reality, which would not correspond to the reality of what we witness with our eyes and our other physical senses. But, by our faith, we know that we can live in God’s Kingdom because as Jesus said the Kingdom is within. “And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the Kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, ‘The Kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.’” Luke 17:20-21
It is also translated that the Kingdom of God “is in your midst.” Nevertheless, Jesus was correct in either translation. He was their king who was in their midst, and they were his loyal followers. Yet, the translation that expresses that the Kingdom of God is within you, is true as well, but it expresses a latent “kingdom” in which one acknowledges Jesus as Christ, as the Lord. That is an internal kingdom in which sovereignty over oneself is given to God and His son. Yet, it is only within each of us — in some stronger than in others.
But, many Christians have been waiting for God’s Kingdom to come, as in “Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done…” that also expresses Jesus’ words. Yet, these statements are not contradictory; but, it can only remotely be claimed that waiting is an act of faith. In fact, the old truism that “all it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing” is very applicable to all that is happening in the United States today. A majority of good people have been waiting on God, trusting in our leaders, and watching in a docile manner while evil has taken root in a very significant way in America. So many spheres of society have been polluted with the politics of “political correctness,” or rampant corruption.
If we consider a larger scope of reality, we can observe how God has been working in history.
Moses was charged with the responsibility to help his own people to escape the salvery of the Egyptian nation. In that time, Pharaoh was popularly thought to be an incarnation of a god, yet he found himself with no rational answers to various calamities that afflicted his nation. Such an all powerful ruler eventually consented, under great duress, to give the Hebrew slaves a three day period to go off into the wilderness and worship their God. That led to the formation of the formation of a Hebrew founded nation.
In another time, Christian people, in separation from the autocratic Catholic Church, especially in separation from the Anglican Church, also departed their homeland and eventually a new nation was created through another separation from an autocratic nation. The United States was the first nation to uphold the revolutionary ideals of human freedom, and the Land of the Free was born. It was the U.S. that helped to free Europe from the grip of some of the empires of the day in the first world war. And, as many remember, D-Day was the beginning of the end for the tyranny that had swept across Europe a second time. America was given great blessings from God to help save the rest of the world from global tyranny.
In these three historical examples, God was moving through His people, those called to act in one way or another. To escape from slavery, to establish a free nation, and to expand the base of that freedom even where oppression was widespread. One irony of history is that the nation that once oppressed the American colonies, practically begged the United States to intervene to save not only the United Kingdom, but all of Europe from tyranny. In such times, people who do not have eyes to see, would not have seen God’s hand in any of it. In fact, many people refuse to admit that God is working in the world in this time. Some buy into the lie that God is dead.
People of genuine faith know that the lie is not true. But, in this time of tribulation, do Christians honestly believe that the Commander of the Lord’s Army is present in this time? And, from this historical example, did Joshua only have to sit back and do nothing? Did the Hebrew people not fight to take the land that God promised to their forefathers? With the Pilgrims, did they not have to pack up the little belongings that they had and move away from their homes into a land of the unknown? Weren’t all these historical examples a movement away from tyranny and toward freedom? Once the United States of America was created, it became a beacon of freedom for all people throughout the world.
After the United States was created through a covenant-type relationship with God as evidenced in the Declaration of Independence, the nation grew to become a champion of freedom for all people throughout the world. Yet, history is littered with monarchs, oligarchs, and dictators and despots. And in this time, the Land of the Free is the object of attack of the forces of hate and slavery and tyranny, no matter what name applies. America is under siege. The power of evil is rearing its ugly visage across the nation. Yet, America is the closest foundation for God’s Kingdom that has ever existed on the face of the Earth. Through history, God acted to work with His children who sought freedom to secure their freedom. It is no different now.
Yet, waiting on God, is not an act of faith. If the Hebrew people had decided not to trust in God and His representative, Moses, they would not have left Egypt. If Martin Luther had not acted to post his 95 theses to the church door, the Protestant Reformation would not have been born. And, if the Reformation would not have been born, would America have been born? So, do we need a Moses or a Martin Luther to act? And in their respective times, how did the people know to trust God’s instruments, if they did not have the advantage of history to know what was the right thing to do? Also, the Pilgrims did not appear to need some great leader – they trusted God and the men of faith in their midst — otherwise they would not have left home.
In each historical case, men and women needed to trust in God. They needed to act, or evil would have continued to dominate them. It is because all it takes for evil to triumph is for good people not to act. So, in this day and age, the bastion of freedom is under siege — under attack from people who could care less about honoring a free people. America is under attack from those who could care less about God’s Kingdom. Those people seek their own kingdom, or tyranny. So what of Americans now? There is no place to go – no “land of milk and honey.” Now there is no place where an ‘exodus’ can open a new land. There is no more place on the planet to flee. We have reached ‘the ends of the earth.’
In this moment, the world is in a transformational period. What will history record about this period of time? American people have received the greatest blessings from God; so it may be truly hard to understand the handwriting on the wall. It is likely that a majority of the American citizens are in denial, or a state of anger over what they are witnessing in our country. Sadly, anger or denial will not change anything, and fear will create paralysis in the masses of people. Citizens must realize that if we are to keep the Land of the Free, we must follow the path of the faith-filled people in history who were willing to labor, even fight, for freedom. This is a time of incredible decision. D-Day has passed for this year, but D-Day meant the day of departure for Operation Overlord action against the tyranny of Nazi occupied France.
D-Day can also mean decision day. The day of decision is upon us. And as the Commander of God’s Army came into the presence of Joshua, it was not a question of whose side the Angel of the Lord was on — it was a question of whose side Joshua was on. The Hebrew movement in that time was an aggressive effort to take the land that was promised to Abraham. In this time, Americans need to truly pray and act on reclaiming the Land of the Free. D-Day can also mean a decision to take dominion. D-Day for those who seek His Kingdom and His righteousness, can mean taking back dominion over America. If it does not, the Kingdom of God may be out of reach for a long time to come. If we do act on our faith, God’s Kingdom will become closer!