GOD AND COUNTRY

DOES GOD ANSWER A SOLDIER'S PRAYERS FOR REASONS OF COMBAT ?
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DOES GOD DEFEND A SOLDIER IN COMBAT?

                        

                                               

     

                               

                              

           

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PRAYERS ANSWERED IN COMBAT SITUATIONS FROM THE BIBLE

   THE BIGGEST STUMBLING BLOCK FOR CHRISTENDOM ABOUT "GOD AND COUNTRY" WAS THE MILITARY PART AND THE FACT OF KILLING, BUT LIKE I SAID EARLIER THIS FACTOR WOULD REST ON THE FACT IF THE COUNTRY AND IT'S LEADER TRULEY HAS A CALLING TO WAGE SUCH A WAR IN THE FIRST PLACE.  HERE ARE SOME ACTUAL PRAYERS MADE BY KING DAVID IN COMBAT SITUATIONS.  THAT MAY HELP IN ANSWERING SOME OF THESE TOUGH QUESTIONS.  

                              II SAMUEL 7: 18

 18) THE PHILISTINES ALSO WENT AND DEPLOYED

THEMSELVES IN THE VALLEY OF RAPHAIN.

  19) SO DAVID ENQUIRED OF THE LORD SAYING,

"SHALL I GO UP AGAINST THE PHILISTINES?  WILL YOU

 DELIVER THEM INTO MY HAND?"  AND THE LORD SAID

 TO DAVID, "GO UP FOR I WILL DOUBTLESSLY DELIVER

 THE PHILISTINES INTO YOUR HAND." 

   20) SO DAVID WENT TO BAAL PERAZIM AND DAVID

DEFEATED THEM THERE: AND HE SAID, "THE LORD HAS

BROKEN THROUGH MY ENEMIES BEFORE ME, LIKE  A

BREAKTHROUGH OF WATER."  THEREFORE HE CALLED

THE NAME OF THAT PLACE BAAL PERAZIM.

    21) AND THEY LEFT THEIR IMAGES THERE, AND 

DAVID AND HIS MEN CARRIED THEM AWAY.

    22) THEN THE PHILISTINES WENT UP ONCE AGAIN

AND DEPLOYED THEMSELVES IN THE VALLEY OF

REPHAIM.

    23) THEREFORE DAVID INQUIRED OF THE LORD,

AND HE SAID.  "YOUSHALL NOT GO UP; CIRCLE AROUND

BEHIND THEM, AND COME UPON THEM IN THE FRONT

OF THE MULBERRY TREES."

    24) "AND IT SHALL BE WHEN YOU HEAR THE SOUND

OF MARCHING IN THE TOPS OF THE MULBERRY TREES,

FOR THEN THE LORD WILL GO OUT BEFORE YOU TO

STRIKE THE CAMP OF THE PHILISTINES."

    25) AND DAVID DID AS THE LORD HAD COMMANDED

HIM, AND HE DROVE BACK THE PHILISTINES FROM GEBA

AS FAR AS GEZER.

    SO GOD WILL HONOR SOME THINGS ABOUT WAR AS

LONG AS THERE IS A DEVINE REASON FOR SUCH A

THING TO TAKE PLACE, AND BOTH KING DAVID AND

GEORGE WASHINGTON HAD SUCH A CALLING.

    THAT'S WHERE WE NEED TO KEEP IN TUNE WITH

GOD IN OUR SPIRITUAL LIVES SO THAT OUR LEGACY

FOR A FREE NATION CAN BE MAINTAINED, IF WE

BELIEVE LIKE THE BIBLE SAYS THAT JESUS CHRIST IS

THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY AND FOREVERMORE.

    KING DAVID'S LIFE WAS PORTRAID IN THE BIBLE

AS A THREE PART RULER, AND IT WAS FOR THESE

REASONS IT WAS SHOWN AS:

   #1) A KING = A POLITICAL FIGURE

   #2) A SPIRITUAL GUIDE = A PRIEST

   #3) A MILITARY FIGURE = A GENERAL

    WAR IS AN UNFORTUNATE FACT OF LIFE WHEN IT

COMES TO THE BLOODSHED AND THE KILLING THAT

MAKES IT SO HARD FOR MOST CHRSTIANS TO

UNDERSTAND, BUT GOD IN ALL HIS INFINATE

FOREKNOWLGE UNDERSTANDS THE FACT THAT

MANKIND JUST WON'T LISTEN TO MUCH OF ANYTHING

ELSE WHEN REAL PUSH COMES TO SHOVE.  SO HE HAS

PREPARED AWAY FOR US TO DEAL WITH THIS FACTOR

OF LIFE THAT HOPEFULLY GOOD CAN FINALLY

TRIUMPH OVER EVIL.  GOD HIMSELF WILL EVENTUALLY

HAVE TO FIGHT SATAN IN THE FINAL BATTLE OF

ARMAGEDON.

      I LEARED THESE THINGS IN BOY SCOUTS WHEN I

TOOK MY GOD AND COUNTRY COURSE UNDER THE

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN 1962.  THE PATCH I

RECIEVED BORE THE IMAGE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON

I HAVE POSTED THE SAME SEAL DOWN BELOW FOR YOU

TO SEE FOR YOURSELF...

          HERE IS THE EMBLEM THAT CAME IN THE

        CASE WITH MY GOD AND COUNTRY MEDAL

                   

    I COULD ONLY FIND A BLACK & WHITE IMAGE     

     MEDAL, BUT IN REAL LIFE THE BAR WOULD BE

   BLUE AND GOLD, THE RIBBON WOULD BE BLUE,

   AND THE MEDALION WITH THE CROSS OF SAINT

   CONSTITNE WOULD BE A WHITE SHIELD WITH A RED

   CROSS SO THE SHIELD WITH THE CROSS OF SAINT

  CONSTITINE WOULD BEAR OUR NATIONAL COLORS

   OF RED, WHITE AND BLUE.

         SO HERE IS A BLACK AND WHITE IMAGE

           OF MY GOD AND COUNTRY MEDAL.

                                  

                         

 

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