For What It Is Worth (Apr 23, 2013)

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There is an interesting story today concerning the US Army ordering soldiers to turn in their scopes so that Scriptural references etched into the serial numbers could be scraped off. The references in question are John 8:12 and 2 Corinthians 4:6. Here are the "offensive" verses.

"Then Y'shua spoke to them again, saying, 'I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.' "

"For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Y'shua the Messiah."

Here is how I see this: we have long known that darkness is encroaching upon the world and this nation but in the last few years it has become obvious that this culture wishes to embrace the darkness and eradicate the Light. This particular incident may seem meaningless to some but, to me, it is just another example of how American culture at large and the US government in particular is seeking, literally, to erase anything pertaining to the Light - "Woe to those who call good, evil and evil, good." We shouldn't be surprised at this, however, for Scripture tell us that there has to be darkness in order for the Light to shine.

"Arise, shine;
For your light has come!
And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,
And deep darkness the people;
But the Lord will arise over you,
And His glory will be seen upon you.
The Gentiles shall come to your light,
And kings to the brightness of your rising."

Regardless of how many attempts men undertake to the erase the Light, we have assurances that their love of darkness will simply cause the Light to stand out to the nations even more. Shalom.

You can read the entire article here: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/04/23/army-allegedly-orders-that-bible-inscriptions-be-scraped-off-of-weapons/

 

 

2 Responses to For What It Is Worth (Apr 23, 2013)

  1. Nancy Minard says:

    Bill,
    Thank you so much for sharing this. I had just pulled myself together from a good, long, sobbing on my face prayer and repenting hour after looking through a few other news headlines and decided I would “listen to Bill while I do a little housework”. When a noticed you had another post with the same title as your April 21st post I had to check that out first! This too left me in a sobbing heap on my knees.
    In the words of one of my favorite teachers and brother in Messiah, 😉 I said all that to say this; I often comment that I cannot imagine the days of Noah were worse than this, though I’m sure they could have been and probably were. After reading your post I went to Daniel’s prayer of repentance (Dan 9:7-19). I often do when the grief of how much my King and Creator is being removed from the world we live in causes me to struggle to find my own words. With the patenting of genes, not only legalizing but celebrating abominations left and right, and removing our Creator from more and more every day, claiming what is His as our own, I believe we are in the last days. I believe our nation is experiencing the judgments detailed in The Harbinger and I believe we need to be on our knees repenting every single day! Repenting for ourselves, for our families, for the generations before us, our leaders, our nation, for all of Abba’s people and for those who don’t yet know Him. Repent, repent, repent! TESHUVAH!!! Thanking Him for His grace and mercy that is new every day and for giving us strength and discernment in order for us to continue to be a light! Blessed be His Name!
    Thank you for allowing me share (rant?). You, your family and ministry are in my daily prayers.
    Love and Shalom

  2. Ester says:

    Same here, Nancy, I have been crying, praying and repenting before ABBA whenever I see the news of such horrendous events of evil and wickedness against folks and especially against children and women. I want to be in right standing with ABBA that me and my household, loved ones and extended households be under His protection, that all their spirits/nephesh are in His Hand should the physical be destroyed.
    We seek ABBA YHWH’s forgiveness for transgressions against Him, we seek His mercies, we seek His lovingkindness for all mankind beginning with ourselves and our families.
    If His people called by His Name/character, will humble themselves and cry to Him, ABBA YHWH will hear the cries out of the depths of our beings. Amein!

    Your personal updates on current events are so precious to us, Bill. Thank you!
    ABBA bless and keep you and your loved ones, His Face turn towards you and His Shalom fill you, Amein!
    Ester

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