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WORDS OF THE LATTER RAIN

Volume 2, Issue 9, September 2009

10/13/2009

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Stand For The Light

Ken Nix

Tuesday, 10/13/2009

"I am the Lord Jesus, your Savior and most tender shepherd. Days of trial are before the people of the earth for the darkness grows in power and moves as the fog across the earth. In days of trial you must be firmly rooted in the obedience of love to stand. You must be strong in your faith and belief. Partial obedience does not bring the manifestation of the power of light for the absolute laws of light require obedience. Not all laws are activated by your actions but the laws of faith require obedience. If a law requires action, then it requires obedience and belief and trust. Spiritual action brings forth spiritual motion but there are also physical actions which bring forth physical motion and also spiritual motion. This day by the power of the cloud of glory my servant and a few of my chosen shall learn more of the power of surrender and the power of faith and submission. David, you shall see the images of this message and they shall move you in spirit. There have been many cruelties done against others in the name of liberty and in the cause of war. This is the story of one man who stood against an enemy that was cruel and of the darkness. His name was John and he was a man of conviction and a man of great courage. He had a heart rooted in love and goodness and he believed in the Mighty Ones of heaven. Let his words and his story help you to see the power in belief and in the power of obedience as seen in surrender and submission. In war there will be victors in battle and the losing soldiers are forced to surrender. There is a difference between being taken captive and willingly surrendering. Prisoners of war are still to be loyal to their country, but there is a greater obedience than the obedience unto rulers and kings. A conquered nation that surrenders will also be forced to submit to the authority of the conquering nation but you are not of the world so you must obey the commands of heaven above all. Our commands come first. If the law of man conflicts with the laws of heaven you must obey the heavenly. In my time upon earth my people were under Roman rule. We had surrendered to them as a nation, we obeyed their law, but if their law was in conflict with the laws of heaven we had to surrender but not submit. Obey all law that you can but do not submit to laws of darkness. Your nation has laws to murder the unborn children, they are set up as a choice but your nation moves deeper into darkness. When the days are upon you where laws will be enacted that violate the heavenly ways of light, you will have to choose obedience. Daniel provides a good example of this as does Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. Learn from John for he was taken prisoner during the Second World War by the Japanese who he fought against. He obeyed the orders given unto him but he did not surrender to their will and he did not submit to the ways of darkness. As the days pass you shall learn more about the ways of obedience, trust and surrender.

 

‘Why do you refuse to obey my every command? You are no longer a soldier; you are no more than an animal that has been defeated by a superior nation. You will never fight again and your country does not care about you. As the officer with the highest rank these men look to you. If you will submit to my authority and show respect to me and my men, then your men will not seek to escape and will not resist my will.’

‘I am a major in the United States Marines and I am a soldier. You are my enemy and I am your prisoner. It is my duty to resist you whenever possible and it is my duty to seek to escape so that I can rejoin my men in our fight against you. In my place you would do the same.’

 

‘You are insolent and I will continue to punish you. You shall once more be beaten and placed in the box for thirty days. You shall either submit to my authority or you shall die. If you and your men would submit and do all that is asked of you then we would treat you as allies and not enemies. Place him in the box after he is beaten.’

 

‘Father in heaven and Lord Jesus, I am here once more in this box. I hurt from the beating I was given and I ache from not being able to stretch out my body. The Japanese soldiers are sadistic and cruel. They beat and torture us for no reason other than hatred. They are evil and I will not submit to their authority. They seek us to sign statements of disloyalty and they desire us to build roads that will be used in their war effort. I will do nothing to help them against my country and my people. Dear Lord, help me this night. I feel the bugs upon me and the rats crawl over me. They bite me when I throw them from this cage. The nights are the worst my God, for in the darkness I can not see the vermin and the bugs upon me. I can not last another thirty days in this box without your strength and help. You are my shield and my high tower. In you I trust and in you I believe. Whether in freedom or captivity you are my God and my King. My faith in your love and mercy gives me hope. I may die here my God but my life is yours. No man, whether friend or foe, will make me go against what is right. My sweet mother and beloved father taught me the ways of right and instilled in me a code of honor based upon your holy word. Oh my God help me, for the bugs are more than I can stand. Please have mercy and make them and the rats leave me in peace.’

 

‘Great Ones of heaven, I come once more before you. In this box I talk to you often and I talk to my wife and children. I talk for it helps me to pass the hours that slowly go by. I am sick from the bites received and from sitting in my own waste and urine for so many days. My body rots from the infections that cover my skin. Dear God, help me to survive this box. I feel my time is short so I desire to praise you and declare my love for you and your Son. I wish I could be upon my knees with hands lifted but there is no room for me to rise law, but if their law was in conflict with the laws of heaven we had to surrender but not submit. Obey all law that you can but do not submit to laws of darkness. Your nation has laws to murder the unborn children, they are set up as a choice but your nation moves deeper into darkness. When the days are upon you where laws will be enacted that violate the heavenly ways of light, you will have to choose obedience. Daniel provides a good example of this as does Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. Learn from John for he was taken prisoner during the Second World War by the Japanese who he fought against. He obeyed the orders given unto him but he did not surrender to their will and he did not submit to the ways of darkness. As the days pass you shall learn more about the ways of obedience, trust and surrender.

 

‘Why do you refuse to obey my every command? You are no longer a soldier; you are no more than an animal that has been defeated by a superior nation. You will never fight again and your country does not care about you. As the officer with the highest rank these men look to you. If you will submit to my authority and show respect to me and my men, then your men will not seek to escape and will not resist my will.’

‘I am a major in the United States Marines and I am a soldier. You are my enemy and I am your prisoner. It is my duty to resist you whenever possible and it is my duty to seek to escape so that I can rejoin my men in our fight against you. In my place you would do the same.’

 

‘You are insolent and I will continue to punish you. You shall once more be beaten and placed in the box for thirty days. You shall either submit to my authority or you shall die. If you and your men would submit and do all that is asked of you then we would treat you as allies and not enemies. Place him in the box after he is beaten.’

 

‘Father in heaven and Lord Jesus, I am here once more in this box. I hurt from the beating I was given and I ache from not being able to stretch out my body. The Japanese soldiers are sadistic and cruel. They beat and torture us for no reason other than hatred. They are evil and I will not submit to their authority. They seek us to sign statements of disloyalty and they desire us to build roads that will be used in their war effort. I will do nothing to help them against my country and my people. Dear Lord, help me this night. I feel the bugs upon me and the rats crawl over me. They bite me when I throw them from this cage. The nights are the worst my God, for in the darkness I can not see the vermin and the bugs upon me. I can not last another thirty days in this box without your strength and help. You are my shield and my high tower. In you I trust and in you I believe. Whether in freedom or captivity you are my God and my King. My faith in your love and mercy gives me hope. I may die here my God but my life is yours. No man, whether friend or foe, will make me go against what is right. My sweet mother and beloved father taught me the ways of right and instilled in me a code of honor based upon your holy word. Oh my God help me, for the bugs are more than I can stand. Please have mercy and make them and the rats leave me in peace.’

 

‘Great Ones of heaven, I come once more before you. In this box I talk to you often and I talk to my wife and children. I talk for it helps me to pass the hours that slowly go by. I am sick from the bites received and from sitting in my own waste and urine for so many days. My body rots from the infections that cover my skin. Dear God, help me to survive this box. I feel my time is short so I desire to praise you and declare my love for you and your Son. I wish I could be upon my knees with hands lifted but there is no room for me to rise    up, so I know you will hear and honor my prayers. I think a lot about home. I think about my days as a child on our farm and about the smells of breakfast cooking and the smell of the fields after a spring rain. So much I miss about home. I miss my wife and my two boys. I see their faces and I love them. In this place, memories of love and days of joy lift me and help me to go on. I also believe in what I fight for. The nation of Japan attacked us and they are a cruel and conquering nation that must be defeated. I may not fight with a rifle but I still fight. Some may think my battle is for naught but it does not matter where the battlefield is, what matters is that good men stand up for what is right and for what is good. I desire to sing unto you my God and my Lord. My throat is dry and I am very weak, but singing unto you gives me strength for there is power in praise. This song came into my mind and I sing it often. I pray that my praise is pleasing unto you my God.

Stand for the Light

I stand for what is right, I stand for what is pure, for that which is holy,

I stand for justice and for love and for the ways of my Father in heaven.

In dark days when evil men go forth to conquer we must stand for right,

We must stand up for Jesus and for that which is pure and of your light.

 

I stand for the light; I stand for love which flows from hearts of goodness,

It matters not where I find myself, in war or in peace I shall stand.

I am a soldier and I fight on the side of right for I belong to you,

Great God, I am a soldier of the light and I stand, I stand for the light.

 

Let me never speak evil of your ways, let my heart not fail or my faith waver,

I stand for the laws of my Creator; I stand for mercy and love without measure.

I fight upon the earth for my cause is just but I am a soldier in your army,

Onward Christian soldiers, ever onward, fight and lift thy sword, stand for the light.

 

Help me my Savior, help me. I so desire to go home again. Please help me.’

 

John was a man of great faith and he had a heart that was pure and he walked the path of light. He was brave upon the battlefield and he fought with courage and won victories. His greatest victory was not with sword or shield, it was not firing a weapon of man, his greatest battle was as a prisoner of war. In a prison camp he fought valiantly and he achieved victory. His faith was a beacon of light unto hundreds of men who were also held captive. He was their leader and their shield and strong defense. Some may not understand why a man would resist evil unto the death but light must not surrender for light shall overcome.

 

‘Take him from the box and go wash him and care for his wounds. He looks near unto death. Do you see me and do you hear? Will you now work and do all that I command you to do or shall I place you back in the box to die?’

 

‘I see and I hear. Do whatever you desire but know this; I will not work to further your cause of war. I stand for what is right and I stand as a light against the darkness of a cruel and evil nation.’

 

‘Take him away and try to keep him alive.’

 ‘John, John, come with me. It is Phil. I am here my friend. We will get you to the hut and will bathe you and do what we can with all these sores upon your body. Hang tough John, we are with you and our prayers for you are never ending.’

 

‘Phil, it is good to see you. How long have I been out of the box? I am weak. Come close for I need to speak to you.’

 

‘John, it has been seven days since I brought you here. You are sick with fever. I was not sure you would awaken. I have a pencil and some paper. I will write any words that you want to say my friend, just in case.’

 

‘Thank you, my friend. I know that I am near unto death. I so wish I could have made it home. I do have words that I desire my wife and children to hear. I also have words to be read to all the men here, for my death may weaken their resolve to stand. Read my words to them and try to send them to my family.’

 

‘My journey nears an end. It has been a good life that I was blessed with. We find ourselves in a war that spans much of the earth. We fight several enemies and we fight against evil. We must always be of the light and we must be defenders of what is right. We are here in this prison because we fought in battle. We were captured but we have not surrendered. A surrendered people obey their conquerors but we have not been conquered. The war continues so we as soldiers must fight. Your weapons were taken, but the greatest weapon you have remains. You have the weapons of light; you have the sword of prayer and the shield of faith. Pray for one another and help one another. Pray that God rescue and save and that you live to fight until victory is won.

 

For those who survive this war I desire that you go home to your families and that you walk as men of goodness. Always stand for what is right and for that which is rooted in the light of heaven. Do not give in to darkness, and walk each day in goodness. Kiss your wives and hug your children. Sit on your porches and listen to the sounds of peace and freedom. Remember those who die here and those who died in battle. Live for them and live righteously. No matter what the cost, obey the laws of heaven above the laws of man and let love for God and for your brother ever lead you. Tell my wife that I love her. Tell my sons I love them and I desire them to stand for what is right, not right according to man but what is right according to the laws of the one who made us. Be men of faith and stand for the light my children.’

 

John died that day and he was buried in a pit with others. His example gave strength to his men and they stood firm. The war ended and many returned home. John’s final words were not written, for his friend did not truly have paper to write upon, but his words were heard and repeated, and this day by the power of my love they are written. Never surrender to the ways of the darkness and do not submit to evil. Obey the laws of man when you can but do not obey laws that will cause you to no longer stand for the light. Be warriors of the light and be people of light. Have a faith that shall not waver. Be as John and fight the good fight and stand for the light.”

 

 

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