Memorial Day

Dad6My father who is about to turn 94 and is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, served in WWII where he was a captain in the infantry. He landed on the beaches of France in the D-day invasion and was wounded there, shipped back to England for 6 weeks and then rejoined his division. He fought from hedgerow to hedgerow, in soggy fields, dense forests, liberating villages, pushing back the Nazis and then marched into Paris.
He fought in the Battle of the Bulge, which was the Nazis last stand before they were thankfully defeated. He was awarded two purple hearts, the Bronze star, and other medals.

No one de-programmed him when he came back from the horrors that he had seen, “over there.” He married my mother dressed in his uniform. There is a picture that I have of him when he arrived back in the states, where Dad looks disturbed and troubled, and it’s not hard to imagine what images, that were forever burned in his memory, he was trying to process, to come to terms with, from the war. He never talked about the war when my brother and I were kids, however, on the 60 year anniversary he opened up, for the first time about it. I talked to him for well over an hour and heard stories that I had never heard before. He told me how he won the Bronze star. There was a field in France and the Germans were hunkered down on the other side of it. My father was told to have his men attack the position. He led a charge across that field and from what I gathered the fighting was fierce and bloody, and there was hand to hand combat.  It was the only time in my 60 years that he was able to talk about the war without breaking down.

When my daughter called him a few years ago, before the onset of Alzheimer’s, and interviewed him about the war for an assignment that she was working on for a high-school history class, he lasted less than two minutes before breaking down completely, handing the phone to my mother, collapsing in a chair and crying bitterly.
He has carried those memories all of his adult life. They have troubled him in his sleep in the form of recurring nightmares, stolen the joy and innocence of his youth, and perhaps, as some recent studies seem to indicate, brought on the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease. My father was/is a hero, and as each year passes and the numbers of those who fought on the beaches of France and liberated Europe grow less what happened becomes a distant memory….

We are still fighting in Afghanistan, and this war has lasted longer than WWII. Our president has deployed our blood and treasure in Libya and elsewhere, and defied his Constitutional obligation to bring the matter before Congress. Suicide rates are apparently rising in those who return from Iraq and Afghanistan. Last Christmas my wife and I were dinning with a friend whose son is a marine and was on leave. He told us of a village that was shelled and of the accidental civilian casualties that had occurred. He broke down at the table and wept.

When the King returns, we are told that men will not learn war any more. That is one of the many promises that await us in the future. The return of the King is what we should hope for, as the ravages of war and the blood of untold millions, spilled on the ground, down through the centuries, cries out… Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus….

62 thoughts on “Memorial Day

  1. Absolutely correct, L.A.! Praise for your article. Praise for our heroes who suffered in this way. Praise God for promising to end it.

  2. Thank your dad for me L.A., for his dedicated service to all Americans.

    As I see, according to the video below, they still serve our country by example, to storm the walls of oppression:

    Blessings to all our vets!

  3. Your tribute to your father brought tears to my eyes. My dad WW11 vet , never talked about what he endured either . He was in France as well. I can only imagine . I weep for my country , what we once were . Thank Yahshua we still have brave men and women who fight for God the Father and country , to keep The United States of America free I pray our military stays strong , may God ( the true God the Father ) bless and give peace of mind to all who have fought and will fight for what is right and good ….

  4. Ditto on my dad in WW II. He would never talk about what happened to him so I never heard the stories. He died 45 years ago, just a few months after my 15th B-day, so I will never know the details. He served in the 1st Division (The Big Red One), 18th infantry and saw action in Africa, Sicily and then on to D-Day and the assault on Germany. My mother said she thinks he died young because of what the war “took out of him”. Thanks Dad…see you on the other side…and if it still matters…maybe you can tell me those stories then.

    Thanks for sharing about your father L.A. He was a real hero…God bless him and you!

  5. “When the King returns, we are told that men will not learn war any more.
    That is one of the many promises that await us in the future.” LA’s quote from above

    HALLELUJAH !!! …..HALLELUJAH !!! …..HALLELUJAH !!!

    YES…indeed…”The return of the King !!!” What a picture of HOPE….JUSTICE….RESTORATION….PEACE….that THAT DAY… will ultimately bring!!!

    Thanks LA for the sobering reminder of the “high costs” of War. Horrific Images do not leave easily…sometimes staying a lifetime….
    until that day of our BLESSED HOPE …and we are finally REDEEMED …IN FULL…with nothing lost and nothing broken.

    The many people of honor, like LA’s dad, have certainly made HIS-story filled with people who waged war…and not always of their own “choosing”.
    They all made sacrifices…..some are seen by others, while some are never seen. And some do pay the ultimate sacrifice!

    Often times because of the wicked, there can be NO peace….unless WAR comes ….and brings our lives back to RIGHTEOUSNESS.

    TODAY…We are “on the edge” of this next and final …”season of War”… that will take humanity through the 7 Year Tribulation.
    [ PRAISE JESUS….The Bride will be lifted to Heaven before that 70th Week begins for the JEWS and the unredeemed nations. ]

    When that LAST DAY of the Tribulation comes……..and JESUS comes to finish off the rebels and remove them from the earth…

    “….then the SIGN of The Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn,
    and they will see The Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with POWER and GREAT GLORY.” Matt 24:30

    Many people don’t grasp that JESUS is also known as…a Man of War. JESUS came to wage war against sin, death, hell, and the devil.

    JESUS came the 1st time as a LAMB…led to the slaughter. JESUS 2nd Coming will be as a LION…led to DO the slaughter of the wicked !!!

    “The Lord is a WARRIOR; YAHWEH is His Name.” Exodus 15:3…..also see Revelation 19:11-21 and Zechariah 14.

    Yes….there is a time for War, …and a time for Peace.

    TODAY…we are in a Time ….just before….the start of War.

    Thanks to LA’s dad for the sacrifices that he made in his life…and to all those who served and do serve our nation…both near and far.

    We are grateful.

    • Dom,

      When picking a bride you might say you will “choose” one or you might say, you “select” one or you might say, she is the “chosen” one or she is the bride of my “choice” and some might even say I “elect” my bride.

      All of those terms mean “elect”.

      Yahshua comes for His elect (bride –chosen, select) at His one and only return at the END of the 7 years (great tribulation).

      Mar 13:20 And except that Yahweh had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the ELECT’S (bride’s) sake, whom he hath CHOSEN, he hath shortened the days.

      Mat 24:29 IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE TRIBULATION of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
      Mat 24:30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great majesty.
      Mat 24:31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together HIS ELECT (bride) from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

      So after the tribulation, then He gathers His bride (His elect).

      Notice here that Yahshua chooses (selects, elects) us.

      Joh 15:19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, BUT I HAVE CHOSEN YOU out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

      Yahshua has chosen us to be His bride or His elect.

      The elect (bride) are known as the “chosen” which are those that obtain salvation.

      2Th 2:13 But we are bound to give thanks always to Elohim for you, brethren beloved of Yahweh, because Elohim hath from the beginning CHOSEN (elected, selected) you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

      Eph 1:4 According as he hath CHOSEN (elected, selected) us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

      The angels are gathering not just Jewish people as some falsely proclaim: They are EVERYONE who has ever lived righteously on Earth—in the grave or out

      Listen to Paul’s words constituting who the “elect” are in God’s eyes:

      Col 3:11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.
      Col 3:12 Put on therefore, as the ELECT OF GOD, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;

      THESE are the “elect souls” “the bride” the angels will gather up at Christ’s 2nd One and only Coming.

    • The Elect in matthew 24:22…24…31….only speaks of ISRAEL ….and has nothing to do with the Church/The Bride.

      Matthew 24:31…
      “And He will send forth His angels with A GREAT TRUMPET and THEY WILL GATHER TOGETHER His elect from the four winds,
      …….from one end of the sky to the other.”

      Matthew 24:29-31 …. is describing the 2nd Coming of JESUS. ( The same event as in Revelation 19:11-21 and Zechariah 14. )

      This verse above ( Matthew 24:31 )…..comes from Isaiah 27:12-13…
      “12 In that day the LORD will start His threshing from the flowing stream of the Euphrates to the brook of Egypt,
      and you will be gathered up one by one, ….O SONS of ISRAEL. { Note that this is speaking about …THE SONS of ISRAEL !!! }
      13 It will come about also in that day …that “a GREAT trumpet” will be blown, ….and those who were perishing in the land of Assyria
      and who were scattered in the land of Egypt ….will come and worship the LORD in the holy mountain at Jerusalem.”

      NOTE:
      **** [ 1 ] Pentecost is “The First Trumpet” … and is where we see the CHURCH started…as in Acts 2:1-2.

      **** [ 2 ] The Feast of Trumpets is known as “The Last Trump”….as we can see in 1 Cor. 15:52 and 1 Thess 4:16. ( Church-age Complete )

      >>>>> The Last Trump is the 100th Blast of The Shofar…as known in the Hebrew Culture for 1,000’s of years. ( Nothing to do with Rev 11:15 )
      >>>>> The Feast of Trumpets has three different blasts of the shofar…each blown 33 times…which equals 99 Trumpet Blasts…followed by…
      >>>>> The LAST TRUMP …which is the 100th….and is blown as LOUD and for as LONG as one can do so. THAT is The Last Trump.

      **** [ 3 ] “The GREAT Trumpet”…is blown on the Day of Atonement…as is noted in Matthew 24:31 …as this comes from Isaiah 27:12-13.

      Now then….The Isaiah 27:12-13 passage is also tied with Isaiah 19:23-25…as stated below…
      “23 In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrians will come into Egypt and the Egyptians into Assyria,
      …..and the Egyptians will worship with the Assyrians.

      24 In that day ….ISRAEL…. will be the third party with Egypt and Assyria, …..a blessing in the midst of the earth,

      25 whom the LORD of hosts has blessed, saying, …..
      ………………….“Blessed is Egypt My people, …….and Assyria the work of My hands, ……and Israel My inheritance.”

      So we see that Matthew 24:31 is written …. to the JEWS….God’s ELECT….and this will occur on the LAST DAY of the 7 Year Tribulation.

      JESUS will gather up His Elect JEWISH people, who were scattered to the four winds (meaning everywhere on earth) due to severe persecution
      that has occurred during the 2nd half of the 7 Year tribulation period. God will gather up His ELECT nation of ISRAEL by the help of angels.

    • Dom,

      If what you say is true, then the “elect” represent ‘the Jews” in one verse of the bible and the “elect” represent all in Messiah in another verse of the bible.

      That is a contradiction.

      Col 3:11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.
      Col 3:12 Put on therefore, as the ELECT OF GOD, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;

      Do you see how the “elect” are neither Greek nor Jew circumcised nor uncircumscied, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free but ALL ONE?

      ALL ONE Bride. One elect, one chosen.

      Do you believe in your salvation?

      If so, then you are the bride, the chosen, the elect.

      2Th 2:13 But we are bound to give thanks always to Elohim for you, brethren beloved of Yahweh, because Elohim hath from the beginning CHOSEN (elected, selected) you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

      Do you believe Yahshua chose you?

      If so, then you are the bride, the chosen, the elect.

      Eph 1:4 According as he hath CHOSEN (elected, selected) us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

  6. one of the main tenets of the attack on our health has been the lie that animal fat, cholesterol and saturated fat are bad for us. many diseases, including alzheimers, seem to receive good remedy by introducing fat back into the diet. in particular, coconut oil has shown some positive effects.

    the body is made of fat and protein, and already produces 80% of its cholesterol! the low-fat lie is probably the lynch-pin of the enemy`s plans to weaken and dumb down end-time man and in particular america.

    have a look at the below timeline which fascinatingly exposes the enemy’s work thru the institutions of our time. and if anyone wants to hear more of my thoughts please say. altho i am pretty busy at present with some home stuff😮

    “http://dietheartnews.com/2012/08/heart-disease-american-heart-association-diet-heart-hypothesis/”

    god bless

    • Coconut Oil is AWESOME for the body!!!!

      It is the Best oil to cook with too, …as it does NOT convert to a “trans-fat” like others do.

      Some nutrients are FAT SOLUBLE, so you NEED A FAT to make it useful to the body. GOOD FATS … are GOOD for the BRAIN too!!!

      Coconut Oil is easily burned by the body and INCREASES the metabolism of the body so it burns off excess weight naturally.

      The Brain needs good fats like Coconut Oil and Avocado and Olive Oil and Walnuts to function correctly.
      >>>>> Walnuts even look like a brain too! ( hint!!! ) …..plus many other nuts are great also!

      Omega 3-6-9’s ( IN BALANCE )…are also important for the bodies circulatory system, inflammation and joints…plus many other benefits too!
      CHIA SEED and FLAX SEED are a great source of Omega 3’s.

      Use “extra virgin” & “cold pressed” oils. ( The heat extraction or chemically altered methods are bad. )

      Balance of Omega 3, 6 and 9? >>>>> GREAT VIDEO to explain the differences of each !!!

      Is Coconut Oil REALLY Healthy? >>>>> GREAT VIDEO to explain Benefits of Coconut oil !!!

  7. I would like to thank you father for his service. And thank you for sharing this touching story.

  8. My dad and four of brothers fought in WW2. We lost the last brother last January. Truly great men who appreciated life. Alzheimer’s got my dad also. Thank you to your father and all this country’s vets.

  9. Just got back from Europe and while I was in Paris on May 8th – WWII Victory Day in France – they put French flags around the city and had a wreath laying ceremony at the Arch of Triumph and that was about it, I thought it shame at the time that we are doomed to repeat this tragedy as the vets from this era fade away into history.

    I left Brussels last Thursday for Madrid and 2 days later a gunman entered a Jewish museum in Brussels and killed 3 people, that was a close call.

    While I was in Europe and especially Brussels I could feel the weight of the ten toes, It came to mind at the time that this “many tongues, one voice” is an impossible dream.

    As a veteran of Europe myself I salute your dad, L.A. and all other veterans for their sacrifice. R. Reagan was my commander in chief and we nervously brought the cold war to an end and thankfully we did not have to fight the nuclear war that was planned.

    I mourn those who will have to fight the wars to come.

    • Welcome back! I’m relieved to hear that you are home safe and sound. I’m looking forward to hearing of your travels and impressions of conditions in Europe.

    • Thanks, Rose.

      As soon as I get settled back in to the routine then get inspired I`ll say more about Europe, meanstwhile I needest to fashion a golden roid (maybe my And-Roid tablet?) to send to the Notre Dame for day #2 of Paris in which in the cold and drizzle and 40 min. wait I climbed 400 tight winding steps to the top of the cathedral to the high place & gargoyle farm which left me walking like a 90 year old for a few days. Umpfh!

      Linda thanks, good to be back and safe for a much needed after vacation rest, ack! I hope you have thawed out by now and are preparing for the approach of summer.🙂

    • Yes, Azureceu, summer is on the way! Looking forward to hearing of a few of your adventures, too! (Hoping also that the shopping budget stayed more or less intact.) …:)

    • hehe… humped over like a gargoyle for a bit ‘eh…😀

      please see…
      “http://nomemoleste.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/worth-a-thousand-words/#comments”
      “http://nomemoleste.wordpress.com/2014/05/19/revelation-array-update/”
      …in your leisure

      in the meantime, I’ve had to lean on the aussies for my brazil fix…
      “http://www.watchseries-online.eu/category/this-is-brazil”
      – 20 million in Sau Paulo … yow!

      Is the Eiffel Tower part war memorial?
      – and does it cast a clockwork sundial shadow around the city??
      – falling at cardinal points on select days and times???

      no urgencies in response … else you’d need a vacation from your vacation

    • Nome, I thought about you at the Notre dame as I was making ugly faces back at the Gargoyas & Gargurls..Saint-Séverin and a few other churches nearby had many including flying butt.resses, hence the need for the golden roid I presume?

      Thanks for the charts & Videos, me loves charts!
      16-20? million folks here in San Pablo as the Spaniards prefer to call it, local folk here call it São Paulo pronounced (Saow+”nasal”+Powl-lo#%$). It was nice to get out of the big city and see smaller cities like Paris ha! The Eiffel tower sundial thing you mentioned has sparked my interest I’ll do a bit of research to see whatchayoube talkin bout.

    • In the David Flynn, Temple of Time sense, I eyeballed embassies…
      – you might prefer museums or cathedrals

      sundial time…
      5a Embassies: Bolivia, Turkey, Pilippines
      6a Embassies: Italy
      6:30 Embassies: India, Indonesia
      7a Embassies: Morocco, Cambodia, Russia
      8a
      9a Palais de Chaillot
      10 Ebassies: Croatia, Thailand
      11 Embassy: Iran
      12 Embassies: Egypt, Bahrain, Kuwait, Tunisia
      1p
      2p
      3p Embassies: Canada, Norway
      4p
      5p Embassies: Austria, UAE
      6p Embassy: Poland
      7p Fides
      7:30 Embassies: Ukraine (Mur de la Paix)
      8p

      note:
      – google earth, press N button as needed
      – get “sundials.kml” (via google search) launch & launch
      – find sundial: Jardin de Reuilly, copy hour angels onto transparent overlay
      – line up overlay with Eiffel Tower
      – commence eyeballing

    • “http://www.nytimes.com/2003/03/16/travel/solar-powered-timekeeping-in-paris.html”

      In Paris, the earliest sundials are on churches where they have long enabled passers-by to know the time of prayers. One of the simplest but most dramatic is the noon mark on the 15th-century Église St.-Étienne-du-Mont on the Rue Clovis in the Latin Quarter. On one of the church’s flying buttresses, it falls like a plumb line from the gargoyle above.

      from the “gnomon”

      author “unknown”

      I spin my web inexorably
      – warp imperceptible
      – woof sublime

      These chosen chains
      – enmesh a fate
      – a birthing to light divine

      And from such thoughts
      – my being wrought
      – of screaming star
      – and blooded stone

      In time’s end
      – this flyer’s shape
      – shall know at last
      – his home

    • Oh my…

      from:
      “http://www.secretsinplainsight.com/2010/10/10/paris-part-1/”

      Overlaying the most famous depiction of a man ever made–Leonardo Da Vinci’s Vitruvian man–we see an amazing correlation with the historical core of Paris. Following Robert Bauval’s revelation, the floor plan of the ancient Egyptian Temple of Luxor fits the Louvre and Tuileries when the plan is mirrored. Louis XIV apparently designed the historical core of Paris to be the mirror of Luxor. Validation is the fact that the obelisk in the Place de la Concorde came from the very same Temple of Luxor. So the man of Paris is actually Osiris.

  10. In the end we will all lay our crowns at the feet of the King, and He will crown us with the highest honours. Maranatha come Lord Jesus.

  11. Bill Clinton was my Commander in Chief while I served on the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt.

    I remember when he came aboard our aircraft carrier… some of his actions and decisions were not good but I liked the fact that he took the time to visit our ship and he had a look of awe on his face.

    I am still in awe of the power that we have in our military.

    Even though I have been out for over 20 years & I never saw nor had to combat anyone personally I still have a few nightmares every year that I get called back in and have to leave my wife and family.

    They are very vivid and gut wrenching… When I wake up I thank our Father that it was just a dream.. and several times I got up and went to look at my daughter sleeping… and hold her cute little hand…feeling so thankful that I was not in anymore.

    For me the military is nothing I ever want to go through again, but I am an even more appreciative person having gone through the experience.

    L.A. I salute your Dad as well and got choked up when reading about him..

    • Kirt….

      I looked up the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt. Sorta Nice…for a “life raft”. AMAZING how BIG they are getting. FLOATING CITIES !!!

      Thanks for serving our country too!

      What did you do …and for how long ??? Kinda wild all the cleaning and drills that are repeatedly done on these ships!

      Glad your out too. Military life …. just sucks the life right out of you. And sometimes it really is LITERAL.

    • Dom,

      thankfully I only had a 2 year enlistment.

      I was an AO Aviation Ordnanceman-

      Yes lots of drills & cleaning.. everything from man over board drills, to man over board drills, to GQ.

      But it was amazing to watch flight opts up in the mast.

      I loved watching the F-14’s and the F-18’s fire up their jets and get catapulted off the deck..

      or watch them come in for a landing..

  12. Memorial Day
    Throughout history there have been men and women that have laid their lives down and shed their blood for our freedoms, and there have been memorials with the names of the fallen set up to remind us (and the next generation) that freedom is not free, it is very costly and has always been paid for in blood, the blood of men and women of valor, hero’s ( like LA’s father and all the other veterans) that laid their lives down so that we can enjoy the freedom that we have in this country.

    So how much more the life and the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, His life sacrificed and His blood shed for all of us on the cross of Calvary?
    The blood that washes away our sins and sets us free.
    Jesus said; “Greater love has no one then this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends”. (John 15:13)

    We honor these brave men and women for their sacrifice; how much more should we honor the sacrifice of God through His Son Jesus Christ.
    Jesus Christ paid the price for our sins, (Paid in full we don’t deserve it, and we didn’t earn it) the debt we could never have paid and all our sins are forgiven free of charge, a free gift, all we have to do is accept it!

    God Bless ….

  13. Wikipedia
    U.S. military casualties of war.
    American Revolutionary War…………………50,000
    Civil War (north vs south)………………………750,000
    KIA Dead or Wounded
    WWI…………….204,002…………………………….320,518 /MIA..3,350
    WWII…………..607,846………………………….1,076,245/MIA..30,314
    Korean War ….92,134……………………………..128,650/MIA..4,759
    Vietnam War….58,209……………………………211,454/MIA..2,489
    Afghanistan……2,229………………………………20,904/MIA..1
    Iraq War…………4.488………………………………36,710/MIA..2
    War on Terror,
    Afghan. Iraq…..6,717…………..…………………..57,614/MIA..3

    Total 1,321,612 2,717,991/MIA38,159

    • WOW…every number is an ETERNAL being….living somewhere….for ETERNITY !!!

      Sobering Numbers!

      Thanks Hawk177.

  14. But that the LORD keep the city, the watchman wakes in vain”

    The Lord of lords and King of kings is also Lord of hosts.
    – He is the Revenger of blood, He will repay.
    – “Vengeance is mine, says the Lord”
    – “The authorities are given to be a terror to the wicked.”
    – “Honor to whom honor is due.” Owe them nought but love.

    It’s “O dark 30” in the pagan states of amerika.
    – The names of those who served
    – whose rivers of blood were wasted
    – are graven in stone walls overshadowed
    – by the obelisks of their rulers’ “sundial god”

    Tick Tock, Tick Tock
    – prepare ye the way

    • Revelation 12
      13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth,
      – he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.
      14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle,
      – that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place,
      – where she is nourished for a time, and times,
      – and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

      “We cut off the giants head”
      “We eat giants for our bread”

    • Nome…that Rick Pino guy is AWESOME !!! I love his passion….BIG TIME !!! i have several of his CD’s…all are GREAT !!!

      I sometimes get into a “Rick Pino Worship Session” ….and crank the tunes….get my Bible open to the Psalms … and WORSHIP KING JESUS.

      WHEW…..AWESOME STUFF !!!!

    • Nome: Thanks for introducing Rick Pino to us. I’ve never heard of him or his music but I’m definitely impressed with His passion and zeal for the Lord Jesus Christ!

      Blessings.

  15. They overcame by the blood of the Lamb
    And by the words of their testimony
    They loved not their lives even unto death
    They loved not their lives even unto death

    Raise up an army of laid down lovers
    Raise up an army of laid down lovers…

    If we die with Him, we will live with Him
    If we move with Him, we will rule with Him
    If we lay down with the Lamb,
    weʼll roar with the Lion of Judah

    Weʼll roar with the Lion of Judah….

  16. LA,
    Your story is a blue print of my story concerning my 88 year old father. He never spoke of the war until about 10 years ago when my brother convinced him to write a memoir of his days in Europe during the tail end of WWII.
    He too broke down several times but found incredible therapy in writing. It took him almost a year but he handed each one of us a hard copy with photos and all.
    He went in to clean up one of Hitler’s camps and found an actual driving schedule hand written by Hitler’s chauffeur. I sent a hard drive to the local college to keep in their library.
    Perhaps one day ( if we’re here long enough) some young student will research WWII and find my father’s memoirs…
    Thank you for sharing,,

  17. Stitchie – War

    Hey yow man a no bad man, man a God man
    Hey yow Ephesians chapter 6
    More prayer, listen to dis

    Unu ready fi de (war)
    Unu ready fi de (war)
    Unu ready fi de (war)
    Unu ready fi de (war)
    War, war, war, war..

    All Christian soldiers, whether near or far
    Fully prepared, have no fear
    Go tell de devil that we ready fi de war

    All Christian soldiers, whether near or far
    Fully prepared, have no fear
    Go tell de devil that we ready fi de war

    My God could never be disappointed
    Tell them to touch not the Lord’s anointed
    I have a mission and it must be completed
    I won’t get side tracked and frustrated
    Because war me a defend a no drama
    Can’t lose mi a no easy character
    All demonic force mi no fraid of
    Because me clothed in Almighty God armor

    All Christian soldiers, whether near or far
    Fully prepared, have no fear
    Go tell de devil that we ready fi de war

    All Christian soldiers, whether near or far
    Fully prepared, have no fear
    Go tell de devil that we ready fi de war

    Satan is an old dirty wretch
    Me nah fight against mi own blood and flesh
    Get me straight understand what me mean
    Well me a go mash up every Satan scheme
    World rulers of darkness who fool you
    Tell them a God give me the power fe cool you
    Spiritual wickedness in high place
    Must bow down in disgrace
    Dis a weh me know nobody can’t dispute
    To wear the armour of God like a suit
    Step inna Satan face with mi boot
    And gird mi loins with nothing but the truth

    All Christian soldiers, whether near or far
    Fully prepared, have no fear
    Go tell de devil that we ready fi de war

    All Christian soldiers, whether near or far
    Fully prepared, have no fear
    Go tell de devil that we ready fi de war

    To rebuke and curse Satan mi nah jest
    Him can’t touch the people God bless
    Him certainly can’t jump inna me chest
    Me have on the breastplate of righteousness
    With wicked man this yah war yah can’t cease
    Them gwine have to bow down on dem knees
    Dem heart could a cold til it all a freeze
    Well pon me feet me have the gospel of peace
    Flaming missiles of evil just can’t penetrate
    Dem under rate and dem miscalculate
    Well the powers of the high one wey great
    How dem fi harm me when me have me shield of faith

    All Christian soldiers, whether near or far
    Fully prepared, have no fear
    Go tell de devil that we ready fi de war

    All Christian soldiers, whether near or far
    Fully prepared, have no fear
    Go tell de devil that we ready fi de war

    Dem want me head and dem a aim like target
    Dem want me carry all water in basket
    But me head the devil just can’t harm it
    A salvation me wear as me helmet
    The word of God is not a big piece of board
    Is not a knife, not a fork, but a sword
    So read the book mek sure you know all de code
    So you can war with the devil outta road
    This me have to say can’t delay
    The devil tricky and him always betray
    But him belly hurt him and him teeth dem decay
    When you communicate with God and pray, saints

    All Christian soldiers, whether near or far
    Fully prepared, have no fear
    Go tell de devil that we ready fi de war

    All Christian soldiers, whether near or far
    Fully prepared, have no fear
    Go tell de devil that we ready fi de war

    Unu ready fi de (war)
    Unu ready fi de (war)
    Unu ready fi de (war)
    Unu ready fi de (war)
    War, war, war, war..

  18. Rick Pino – Come Make War >>>>>>>>>> One of my MANY favorites from rick pino !!!!

  19. WEAPONS OF WARFARE-RICK PINO with Prophet Kim Clement doing the reading of the Scripture!

    • Absolutely….and one of the GREATEST friends of ISRAEL as well. Goes there all the time and supports many Jewish people/ministries too.
      I have seen his ministry first hand for several years when he would come to Pittsburgh, PA back in the mid-90’s.

      Powerful Worship. Great teaching. Lifts up JESUS CHRIST as The One True Savior of mankind.

      Has a great family and loves his wife and they have adopted several special needs kids from China.

      Kim is the real deal.

    • Kirk,

      You list several things regarding Kim Clement that build up the man as a man of God. They all sound good to the ear. Some of them may be true. I believe you when you say, “I have seen his ministry first hand for several years when he would come to Pittsburgh, PA back in the mid-90′s.” and “Has a great family and loves his wife and they have adopted several special needs kids from China”. I would have to say that beyond that, I can’t agree with your other accolades of this man.

      Kirk, how do you reconcile that this man, by his own admission is a false prophet? I take no pleasure in pointing out this Truth regarding Kim Clement who condems himself and his self appointed office of Prophet by his own words. I take this directly from his own website: “http://kimclementvault.com/prophecyread.asp?num=410”

      “It is so good to have you with us today. And for those that are here for the first time and you’ve never seen or been part of my ministry at the Den, I welcome you.. Maybe some of you are on as inquirers or your curiosity, I pray that curiosity will not kill the cat.

      I want you to have a good time and I want you to know something, that I am genuinely in love with God. I don’t have to tell you that, but I want you to know that I do. And there will also be critics that will be watching now because you don’t understand prophecy, and I understand that. Half the time I don’t even understand myself.

      The Bible says we prophesy in part and when I prophesy, I prophesy what I hear. “Kim, are you ever wrong?” Yes I am. So, if you’re out there to trick me or trip me up, you are wasting your time because I go to God three times a day and I pray. And if I’ve done something that may have misrepresented him I ask him to forgive me. If you don’t fully understand the prophecies it’s best that you don’t get up and try to pull me to pieces making out that I’m a false prophet. There’s a big difference between a false prophet and a true prophet. Now some of you and a lot of you wrote to me and you blessed me, and I thank you for that, but some of your wrote in with concerns that I said some things on this last broadcast where I prophesied from God which I will not apologize about, but I used some language.

      One of the things that I said was “the fool” referring to President Obama and I apologize for that. That is the only thing that I apologize for. Also to be open and frank with you, I meant to say that it would be a foolish thing to reject God when He visit you. Presidents can also do foolish things, so in our country sometimes we say it in that way. In other words, if you are being foolish, you are a fool. The President is not a fool, but I’ll tell you this, he is doing foolish things. And just the most recent thing that he did, was to me absolutely foolish demanding the resignation of one of the heroes which I put side by side with Maximus and some of the greatest warriors of the world. Now that’s a political thing and I don’t want to get into that. But I do want to say that I apologize for saying “a fool” referring to the President of the United States of America.

      The rest of it I cannot apologize about no matter how you feel about your country or my country and this is my country now. God called me to come to this country and to prophesy. I very seldom prophesy a bad thing, very seldom will you hear me prophesy. When I come and I face you in public and bring into the open what I’ve prophesied, I am accountable and taking responsibility. I prophesied various things regarding the presidency. Some of my prophet compatriots have taken it upon themselves to tear this apart and say “well he wasn’t that correct, he said many things that didn’t come to pass.” So did you. I made mistakes and so did you. I heard some of the prophets saying that there were certain ones that were going to be president that weren’t. Alright have you been accountable for that as I have been? “

      Kirk, as I said, it gives me no pleasure to point out this false prophet (again, by his own admission) and how negative and dangerous this man is to the Body of Christ and to those seeking to know the real Jesus Christ. Because of time/space limitation, I will not take up LA’s BLOG with Kim’s many false prophecies except one for example’s sake. On December 9, 2006 in Portland OR., he was “Prophesying” several events in the coming year of 2007 when he made this false prophecy regarding the death of Billy Graham that was to happen that year:

      “God says, it shall come to pass, and you know it already that My great generals who have stood the test of time shall decree before they die “it is time for me, it is well with my soul.” Billy Graham, I am calling you to be with Me that the earth may see the Lord in a greater way, for your death will not bring about tears, but your death will bring about the unveiling of the Lord high and lifted up. For your death shall not bring, your death shall not bring the closing of the eyes of a generation, but your death shall bring the raising up of great evangelists of this time, says the Lord of Hosts. Billy Graham, it is time, for you have said it yourself, for this day God says, as it comes to pass that you come to Me, as it comes to pass that soon Oral Roberts comes to Me, that I will take these and I will anoint the earth with a gracious, gracious double portion and they, the people shall see the Lord and He will be high and lifted up. For there shall be cherubim and seraphim and there shall be activities in the Heavenlies that will bring the children and the teenagers to a place where they will not stop fighting before they see the promise that was given to Billy Graham, that was given to Oral Roberts, that was given to the great men of old. Do you want your children to see it, do you want your children to claim it? For it is yours tonight, says the Lord of Hosts.”

      The quote above is yet another example taken directly from Kim’s own website: “http://kimclementvault.com/prophecyread.asp?num=86&keyword=graham”

      Kirk, I have no desire to beat up Kim Clement nor any desire to throw you under the bus as you support this man. It is my (And every Christian’s) duty as a Defender of the Faith to expose the words this man has spoken to thousands as “Prophecy” from Jehovah. The two examples above are proof he is no Prophet of Jehovah God. How do you reconcile this?

      Sincerely in Christ,

      Jeff

    • True prophets call men to repentance, To keep the love commandments, the instructions.

      Go thru the list of prophets from Noah, to Elijah, to Moses, to John the Baptist, to Paul, to John, to Phillip, to our Messiah that is what they did.

      If Clement is not known for calling people to repentance and keeping the commandments than there is no way he is prophet.

  20. LA, I thank you for sharing your heartfelt story honoring your Father. I appreciated the other times you have brought his service as well as his health needs before us in the past. He truly is a great hero of this country and I think I can speak for all of us in saying we are grateful to you for allowing us a glimpse into his great sacrifice. That same sacrifice is one that we will never truly be able to comprehend. We all owe him a great deal of gratitude. Thank you again for sharing your heart and the great man your Father is. May he be given the honor he is due on this Memorial Day.

    Sincerely in Christ,

    Jeff

  21. Let us recollect that peace or war will not always be left to our option; that however moderate or unambitious we may be, we cannot count upon the moderation, or hope to extinguish the ambition of others. — Alexander Hamilton

    LA, in my eyes you’re father is a hero, as all the men and woman that fought for our freedom are, from today and yesterday. Sadly, some did not make it back. Some of the bombing raids in WWII there would be over 100 B-17 Flying Fortress flown on missions at one time, at times with less than 25 coming back … The fighter escorts had to turn away due to lack of fuel to escort the B-17’s all the way to their target which lead to many B17s vulnerable to enemy aircraft such as the German Messerschmitt Bf 109 and the Focke-Wulfe 190 , which were considered far superior in air power at the time then anything the Allies had. On bombing missions, many were shot down, and blown out of the sky, only 1 ion 3 made it back safely….a really good and accurate film on this subject is called Memphis Belle which I recommend watching if you have not seen it yet.
    Some forget the US was fighting a war on two fronts, in Europe as well as in the Pacific, where the main opponent in the Pacific air war, the Zero was the most famous symbol of Japanese air power during World War II…those planes were deadly and difficult to shoot down.
    My father was shot down in a helicopter on 3 different occasions in Vietnam. He barely survived the last one where all perished but himself.
    Like your father, he rarely spoke about what he witnessed there, and in fact there were times we could hear him wake up in the middle of the night screaming and drenched in a cold sweat from nightmares. He could not watch current war movies as they just brought back too many vivid memories.
    Unfortunately, war is a fact of life on this fallen earth…as George Washington once said, “To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace. A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined. If we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known that we are at all times ready for war”

    God Bless our troops and may they see favor in God’s eyes despite the current administrations attempts to further weaken this nation, through misguided weak foreign policy and their hatred and hostility towards the military.

  22. L.A., my mother had alzheimer’s She went to be with The Lord last year. You lose your loved one twice and it’s hard on the family. Your Father is a true American Hero, may God continue to bless your family and your ministry! Love in Him,

    Ted Blalock

    Date: Sun, 25 May 2014 18:09:24 +0000 To: tablalock@hotmail.com

  23. An older friend of mine at the time, and brother in Christ, whose hair was completely white with age, knew that he’d get forgetful in his dotage, just as his dad had.

    He told me he was really looking forward to it since his dad had been an SOB during his life — but he turned into a really pleasant fella as his memories faded.

    I bow before Him that turns curses to blessings! Whose ways are so much higher than our ways … and Whose folly (seemingly) is so much wiser.

  24. LA, thank you for your moving story about your Dad. My dad was also a WWII vet who just passed away in Feb and suffered from dementia. He, like your dad, never talked about his experiences until the last year or so of his life. He earned a Purple Heart in France, as well.
    My husband is a Vietnam war veteran who says, “My country tried to murder me”.
    He is now dealing with some of the maltreatment of the VA hospital system issues.
    All these things happened because some Luciferians make lots of money on wars while our veterans come back wounded in so many ways.
    So many emotions, sad for the deaths, thankfulness for their service!
    May God richly bless all the veterans out there and especially those on this blog!
    Maranatha, come Lord Jesus!

  25. L.A.,
    My father was career military, both in Europe, and stateside. He was a hero in that regard, and I do give thanks for his service to our great country. Although he was not a perfect man, or father, or husband, in and outside of his military career, it would be my foolishness to not consider him a hero, because he saw, and heard, and experienced things as your own father, and countless other veterans experienced. And for their sacrifice, and pain, and memories of great proportion, I still bring those men, and woman of past, present, and future before the Lord for healing of body, soul, and mind.
    I thank YOU, L,A. for sharing your fathers story here with us, as he is .. a Hero.. and survivor with more courage, and strength, just as each wounded veteran is even today.. wounds are not just in bodily form.. sometimes, like my own father before his passing, wounds are greatest when not able to be dealt with.

    Jeff D, and Kirk.. Jeff, reading the posting about Kim Clements, and your straight forward faith, I applaud YOU Jeff D, for pointing out that reconciliation begins with truth.. And truth ,when understood to the depth of biblical knowledge, is not foolish.

    For someone like Kim C. whose own admission is as a ” prophet” , while admitting he is wrong( Prophets if of God, are not wrong) ,and has been repeatedly in error of his own prophecies, it serves me to wonder who is his God that he prophesy’s about?
    I , too ,have read many things he has written, and fall sick to my stomach in the “self appointed” thoughts of who is God, and who isn’t.

    Kirk, I have read many of your postings, here on the blog, and though I don’t know you, many times there is a huge check in my spirit at what you have written about various things. My thoughts go to the Lord when I do, and that is ALL that brings me answers to how words can be written . Other times the Lord points out to me that its not for me to judge who posts what here on this blog, or anywhere else. It is MY place to go to the scriptures, as it is yours, and any believer.. Its not about what a man does, or says, that makes his or her words true – its about going to Gods HOLY, and perfect Word, and understanding it with HIs help, and living that perfect Word.

    However, just because a man goes to pray 3 times a day, and speaks of things he has done, or increases his family with special needs children, or sounds spiritual in his writings,
    there is a huge difference of one knowing about God, and one truly being set apart for the Kingdom by way of bowing before our the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, and admitting our sin before the Lord Jesus Christ, and the “Great I Am”. I pray that you , and I, and every other person going before the Judgement Throne truly understands who is God, and who is not..

    • Karen,
      than was good. We all come to this blog to hear what LA Marzulli has to say. Too often other ministries are pushed on us that are truly outside of the “Watchman” vein and are in error or out right heretical.
      Today is Memorial Day, say a prayer, put some flowers on a grave, light a candle, fly the flag, but most of all remember our nations veterans that lost their lives serving our country.

      God bless the American Veteran and God bless America.

  26. I have often wondered why our men & women suffer more suicides today than previously. My own earthly Father succumbed to suicide when I was barely 6 & my Aunts & Uncles all said he was never the same after WWII. My oldest brother also served in Vietnam & he never speaks of the service there & I know he must have seen much horror in the medical
    field where he served. I have begun to ask the Millennial’s why we celebrate & most have no idea. I join in John Michael’ s salutation above. God bless the American Veteran & God
    bless America & turn us back to him. LA, please read up on coconut oil for your Father. It is a miraculous natural medicine. You might view a link that 700 Club has on the topic for
    starters. Thanks for your Dads service.

  27. —In memory of my brother Joe Medina, U.S. Marine, who fought in Viet Nam but died too early to see and hear freedom ring and to my brother Robert also a leatherneck, U.S.Marine, and my brother in law, Guy, a U.S. Navy fighter pilot—

    Freedom is not free.
    It’s costly by the Bood of the Lamb, by those who answer to the call of War.
    War will pull at the strings of the righteous, to those who are willing to bend their knees and hearts to the Lord Jesus Christ.
    War will call on those who will lift their voices against tyranny and oppression.
    War will call on those who will lift their weapons of warfare defending the widow and the orphans.
    War will call on those willing to fight the good fight.
    War will call many home early to see heavens pearly gates.
    War will sicken those who will not accept the killing of the innocent.
    War has spanned many generations but still there are remnants willing to lift themselves to fight another day so a new generation can live another day for that eternal promised “Peace on Earth, Goodwill toward men.”
    War doesn’t make promises without leaving scars.

    Good Bless those who fought for liberty, bled and died. God bless those who fought and lived and God bless those who are of a new generation and will live to fight to secure our future.

    My favorite…from The Halls of Montezuma:

    Blessings.

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