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    In 2015 the FBI reports that human trafficking is an epidemic in the US. Not only the US, though. Here is a BBC video that lays down some facts in 60 seconds.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-33680855

    As I drove across the country I saw at every rest stop posters about human trafficking, listing what to look for, and providing phone numbers for reporting hot lines.

    I think there is not enough awareness about this. I don't watch TV media, but when I visit friends that have CNN on I see no attention given to this dire topic, when this has been an epidemic for much longer than 2015. When I talk to "unawake" people I find they are almost completely in the dark about this.

    It is important to ask why does our government want to spend so many resources pushing morally corrupting agendas when this evil industry is virtually neglected? I'm confident the answer is much, much darker than most people want to consider.

    I can't imagine losing a loved one like this. When I go out I observe people. It is astonishing how many exercise zero situational awareness. This is way more important than flags.

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    Judges 7:5-7
    5 So he brought down the people unto the water: and the LORD said unto Gideon, Every one that lappeth of the water with his tongue, as a dog lappeth, him shalt thou set by himself; likewise every one that boweth down upon his knees to drink. 6 And the number of them that lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, were three hundred men: but all the rest of the people bowed down upon their knees to drink water. 7 And the LORD said unto Gideon, By the three hundred men that lapped will I save you, and deliver the Midianites into thine hand: and let all the other people go every man unto his place.

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      Originally posted by Baruch View Post
      Judges 7:5-7
      5 So he brought down the people unto the water: and the LORD said unto Gideon, Every one that lappeth of the water with his tongue, as a dog lappeth, him shalt thou set by himself; likewise every one that boweth down upon his knees to drink. 6 And the number of them that lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, were three hundred men: but all the rest of the people bowed down upon their knees to drink water. 7 And the LORD said unto Gideon, By the three hundred men that lapped will I save you, and deliver the Midianites into thine hand: and let all the other people go every man unto his place.
      Amen. The Lord had already separated the men and sent 22,000 home:

      Gideon Defeats the Midianites

      1 Early in the morning, Jerub-Baal (that is, Gideon) and all his men camped at the spring of Harod. The camp of Midian was north of them in the valley near the hill of Moreh.
      2 The LORD said to Gideon, "You have too many men for me to deliver Midian into their hands. In order that Israel may not boast against me that her own strength has saved her,
      3 announce now to the people, 'Anyone who trembles with fear may turn back and leave Mount Gilead.' " So twenty-two thousand men left, while ten thousand remained.
      4 But the LORD said to Gideon, "There are still too many men. Take them down to the water, and I will sift them for you there. If I say, 'This one shall go with you,' he shall go; but if I say, 'This one shall not go with you,' he shall not go."

      We see here that everyone that feared the enemy more than they trusted The Lord to help them was sent home. So that left 10,000 men.

      Then the ones who put their heads down to the water to drink ( they could not see the enemy in this position) were sent home. They had no caution for the enemy. They were over confident in the fact that they were from Israel. But unless The Lord save them, the enemy would destroy them.

      So The Lord defeated the enemy with 300 that trusted in Him alone. He sent 22,000 home that feared the enemy instead of having faith in God. Then he sent 9,700 home that trusted in the fact that they were born in Israel. They trusted in themselves and assumed God was always with them no matter what they decided to do.

      We have this same problem in the church today:

      We have some that are so afraid of Satan, they are afraid to serve God.

      We have others that do not seem aware that Satan could destroy them with his little finger. They are confident in their faith, instead of putting their confidence in The Lord Jesus.

      On one hand we do not have to fear`the enemy IF we are trusting in The Lord Jesus alone.

      On the other hand we can not assume that whatever we decide to do that The Lord is with us. He does not follow us, we are to follow Him. God is with us in whatever He tells us to do. But no move of God starts with any man.

      This is why Gideon kept testing to see if the Lord was with him. Gideon was man of true faith.

      Lou Newton

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Lou Newton View Post
        Amen. The Lord had already separated the men and sent 22,000 home:

        Gideon Defeats the Midianites

        1 Early in the morning, Jerub-Baal (that is, Gideon) and all his men camped at the spring of Harod. The camp of Midian was north of them in the valley near the hill of Moreh.
        2 The LORD said to Gideon, "You have too many men for me to deliver Midian into their hands. In order that Israel may not boast against me that her own strength has saved her,
        3 announce now to the people, 'Anyone who trembles with fear may turn back and leave Mount Gilead.' " So twenty-two thousand men left, while ten thousand remained.
        4 But the LORD said to Gideon, "There are still too many men. Take them down to the water, and I will sift them for you there. If I say, 'This one shall go with you,' he shall go; but if I say, 'This one shall not go with you,' he shall not go."

        We see here that everyone that feared the enemy more than they trusted The Lord to help them was sent home. So that left 10,000 men.

        Then the ones who put their heads down to the water to drink ( they could not see the enemy in this position) were sent home. They had no caution for the enemy. They were over confident in the fact that they were from Israel. But unless The Lord save them, the enemy would destroy them.

        So The Lord defeated the enemy with 300 that trusted in Him alone. He sent 22,000 home that feared the enemy instead of having faith in God. Then he sent 9,700 home that trusted in the fact that they were born in Israel. They trusted in themselves and assumed God was always with them no matter what they decided to do.

        We have this same problem in the church today:

        We have some that are so afraid of Satan, they are afraid to serve God.

        We have others that do not seem aware that Satan could destroy them with his little finger. They are confident in their faith, instead of putting their confidence in The Lord Jesus.

        On one hand we do not have to fear`the enemy IF we are trusting in The Lord Jesus alone.

        On the other hand we can not assume that whatever we decide to do that The Lord is with us. He does not follow us, we are to follow Him. God is with us in whatever He tells us to do. But no move of God starts with any man.

        This is why Gideon kept testing to see if the Lord was with him. Gideon was man of true faith.

        Lou Newton
        Thank you for the comment, Lou. For 300 men to go up against such a large force, their trust in the Lord had to be solid. These 300 were eyeballing the opposing force, so they knew what they were up against. The Lord may have been with them yesterday, and would be in the future. But they could not prevail unless the Lord was with them that day. This is a powerful commentary.

        I remember when I first read the story of the sword of the Lord, and of Gideon. It was not lost on me the care that Gideon took in testing whether the word was from the Lord. I pondered if Gideon did not trust the Lord, after living under threat of assault by the Midianites for so long. It seems plausible. I knew the end of the story, and he did not. But it became clear to me he was testing the spirits, and testing himself, and trusting God to lead him to the truth.

        The written word of God exhorts us to provide for our family, to tend our land and animals, guard our borders and our people, and love our neighbors as ourselves. We have a responsibility to nurture, teach, correct, protect and defend those among us who need it. Often I am on the needy side. When I was young if a stranger tried to take me against my will I probably would have been stunned into inaction. As I matured this gradually changed until I would not be an easy target. Today I would not hold back to protect anyone in my vicinity.

        Unfortunately, abductions are seldom so head on. The enemy doesn't strike a fortified position. Perps go after the easy, unprotected targets. They go at night, in the dark, in secret, snatching the slumbering. They take them on a quiet stretch of road. They pose as helpers, or as one needing help. They lure people into honey pots of iniquity and take them while in a drunken stupor, or they snare them with physical addictions from which escape is extremely hard. Satan's kingdom works with all its tentacles to trap souls.

        Learn vigilance. Be vigilant. Walk with the Lord, in His wisdom and strength. Study and know the enemy. He lays traps and waits to pounce in the moments we wander about in a dream fog.
        Last edited by Baruch; August 4, 2015, 02:20 PM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Baruch View Post
          Thank you for the comment, Lou. For 300 men to go up against such a large force, their trust in the Lord had to be solid. These 300 were eyeballing the opposing force, so they knew what they were up against. The Lord may have been with them yesterday, and would be in the future. But they could not prevail unless the Lord was with them that day. This is a powerful commentary.

          I remember when I first read the story of the sword of the Lord, and of Gideon. It was not lost on me the care that Gideon took in testing whether the word was from the Lord. I pondered if Gideon did not trust the Lord, after living under threat of assault by the Midianites for so long. It seems plausible. I knew the end of the story, and he did not. But it became clear to me he was testing the spirits, and testing himself, and trusting God to lead him to the truth.

          The written word of God exhorts us to provide for our family, to tend our land and animals, guard our borders and our people, and love our neighbors as ourselves. We have a responsibility to nurture, teach, correct, protect and defend those among us who need it. Often I am on the needy side. When I was young if a stranger tried to take me against my will I probably would have been stunned into inaction. As I matured this gradually changed until I would not be an easy target. Today I would not hold back to protect anyone in my vicinity.

          Unfortunately, abductions are seldom so head on. The enemy doesn't strike a fortified position. Perps go after the easy, unprotected targets. They go at night, in the dark, in secret, snatching the slumbering. They take them on a quiet stretch of road. They pose as helpers, or as one needing help. They lure people into honey pots of iniquity and take them while in a drunken stupor, or they snare them with physical addictions from which escape is extremely hard. Satan's kingdom works with all its tentacles to trap souls.

          Learn vigilance. Be vigilant. Walk with the Lord, in His wisdom and strength. Study and know the enemy. He lays traps and waits to pounce in the moments we wander about in a dream fog.
          Amen Barry.

          We know that the enemy was at least 135,000 strong. It was NOT their faith that gave the 300 the courage to attack these 135,000. It was NOT the 300 fighting for God. It was God fighting for them.

          Just as The Lord will fight for us, IF we are following His Holy Spirit.

          The Lord who appeared to Gideon is the one who put the courage in these men and gave them the strength. Just as The Lord will give us all courage if we follow His Holy Spirit.

          Just as when a true prophet, who is called of God, speaks; it is NOT him speaking. It is The Lord speaking through him. This 135,000 were not fighting the 300, they were fighting God Almighty. They could not win.

          This is why Gideon was so careful to be sure The Lord was speaking to him. He knew he had no chance against 135,000 men. But he also knew that the 135,000 had no chance against The Lord.


          Lou Newton

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