Dark Winter: The Lord Is With You Mighty Warrior

As Biden destroys Trump’s policies through executive orders and the media continuies to cover for anarchy and spinlies, the world can only conclude that the enemy is no longer at the gates but inside our most powerful institutions—ironically using our own National Guard to protect them.

Like many patriots, I am distressed that our freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of association is in peril. 

And also like many other patriots, I have been praying for our nation and for God to expose the corruption of players who do not love are country and work actively to eliminate the God we serve from all public platforms . It was during my morning prayer time with the Lord that He reminded me of the story of Gideon, who the angel of the Lord greeted with, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.”

Gideon’s response? “But sir, if the Lord is with us why has all this happened to us? Where all his wonders that our father told us about when they said, ‘Did not the Lord bring us up out of Egypt?’ But now the Lord has abandoned us and put us into the hand of the Median.”

It certainly feels that way. The questionably elected Biden administration has now ordered that the National Guard remain in Washington through mid-March and that a permanent wall be erected around the Capitol.

The heat on the pot is being turned up and the frog is beginning to boil, yet this act of building a fence and keeping Americans from the People’s House indicates they not only know what they have engaged in, but they are afraid of the American people. People who love both God and country.

The story of Gideon can be found in Judges 6, and as is the case with God’s inspired word, there are many levels of meaning within a story, such as Gideon’s doubt and the nation’s sin, it would be impossible to cover them all in one article.

Rather, I thought it beneficial to look at two meaningful arcs in the story and how very appropriate they are in our current situation—and how we can be encouraged.

Today, patriots who attended the Capitol demonstration on Jan. 6 are being hunted liked dogs and held without bail. We are told by both the media and the Democrats they are white supremacists and domestic terrorists and they are using the power of our own Justice Department to track, interrogate, and indict true Patriots who were not a part of the violence or its planning.

In the story of Gideon, we are told that the Midianites had been oppressing the nation of Israel so much that they prepared shelters for themselves in mountain clefts, caves and strongholds. And there is no doubt we are just beginning to see the political persecution of patriots and Christians.

During the time that the angel of the Lord visited Gideon, the Israelites were being persecuted by a people who hated them. Whenever the Israelites planted their crops, the Midianites, Amalekites, and other eastern peoples invaded the country, destroying their nation’s crops and livestock.

They invaded Israel solely for the purpose to ravage it. And their own “Republicans” helped them. Sound familiar?

Whenever patriots build something, the Democrats set out to ravage it through cancel culture, banning and persecution. They have destroyed our educational system, entertainment industry, sports industry, our economy, our Constitution, and even our religious institutions.

They are burning what we have planted. We are under siege.

And while our global enemies such as China seek to conquer and destroy us, the Republicans are aiding and abetting them by supporting the Democrats policies and remaining silent as our own government publicly persecutes patriots for political gain.

It is no wonder we are feeling defeated, but take heart! God says He is the same yesterday as He is today, and we see example after example throughout His word that He listens to the prayers of His people, even when they have sinned against Him.

“When the Israelites cried to the Lord because of Midian, he sent them a prophet, who said: I brought you up out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. I snatched you from the power of Egypt and from the hand of all your oppressors. I drove them from before you and gave you their land, I said to you. I am the Lord your God; do not worship the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you live. But you have not listened to me.”

Nevertheless, God showed his mercy to the people of Israel and He will be merciful to us when we repent and seek His face.

We are told in the story of Gideon that it was God Himself who gave them over into the hands of their enemies for a time, even setting the length of the oppression—seven years.

Gideon questioned why God would choose him as a vessel to free his nation from the oppression of the Midianites, even telling God—as if He didn’t know—that he was from a small and insignificant clan.

And there are thousands of patriots today doing the same. They are feeling powerless, unable to overcome such an enemy as the global world order and questioning God on what they can do to save this great nation.


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God answered Gideon’s doubt by simply telling him: “I will be with you, and you will strike down all the Midianites together.”

God is not going to ignore the 73 million or more Americans who voted to save our nation, to return to our values, to put God back in our government and in our schools, to end abortion and to do what is right. We are assured that God hears the prayers of the righteous and He hears our pleas for deliverance and justice.

And God will not allow these wicked people, who just sanctioned and bankrolled abortion on foreign soil with a stroke of a pen, to continue forever. There is always a limit to what God will permit.

After Gideon’s encounter with God, he set out to do what God had commanded him. First, he was told to destroy the monuments to Baal and the Asherah pole beside it—the false gods that had been erected in a nation that was meant to honor and serve God.

The situation in Israel had gotten so bad that Gideon was deathly afraid not only of Israel’s enemies but the men of his own nation who were in power. We are told that when he tore down the altars erected to the false gods, he did so at night out of fear of them—not Israel’s enemies.

When an inquiry was commissioned to find out who destroyed the altar, the men of his own nation turned on Gideon, even demanding his death.

Sounds a lot like how Democrats are hunting down patriots and attacking their safety and livelihoods as the neocon Republicans remain silent or condone the holding of patriots in jail until they await trial.

The turncoat Republicans are no better that the Midianites, but here is what Gideon told the hostile crowd of “neocons” around him, “Are you trying to plead Baal’s cause? Are you trying to save him? If Baal really is a god, he can defend himself when someone breaks down his altar.”

Let the Democrats and liver-lily Republicans defend their own wickedness. We are going to take down their altars.

We are going to stand up to the tyrants in the Republican Party who are not for the American people, who vote to award our jobs to immigrants, leave our borders open, silence our voices and sanction our persecution.

Let us remember that God uses imperfect men to achieve his own results. Perhaps Trump was our modern-day prophet—flaws and all—who if nothing else, woke up a silent majority to the real peril this nation is in.

God’s word tells us that He sets up kings and He deposes them and we know that God often uses extremely flawed people.

It is no less a daunting task for us to take back our nation from the enemy than it was for Gideon to do the same. And like many of my fellow patriots, I get discouraged, even a little depressed, at the onslaught of relentless attacks.

While many patriots and conservatives are eviscerating QAnon followers, I honestly feel for them. They are almost all good people who longed for a plan, but really what they were longing for was deliverance and hope.

We were a virtual Trump army and we were poised to take back our nation and to taste the sweetness of victory.

But God will never allow His glory to be given to another. In Judges, Gideon raises an army of men to attack the Midianites, but God told him, “You have too many men for me to deliver Midian into their hands.”

In order that Israel would not boast against the Lord that it was their own strength that saved them, God winnows the men down to a mere 300 hundred.

And when the chaos on the Capitol occurred on Jan. 6, we were shown which of our leaders would stand for righteousness and who would not. The ranks are being winnowed to a few good men and women. And this is what we need. We must take out the trash.

God ultimately destroys the Midianites through his imperfect chosen man Gideon, and he did it in a most fascinating way. He turned the enemy upon themselves. “The Lord caused the men [the Midianites] throughout the camp to turn on each other with their own swords.”

God has a way of repaying his enemies by turning their wicked deeds back into their own laps. The story of Hamas in Esther and what happened to the generals, priests and other men who plotted a coup against King David should remind us all that we serve a mighty God.

I love President Trump because I believe he loves this nation and the American people, but he is not who we look to for our deliverance. When Gideon had destroyed Israel’s enemies, the people said to him, “Rule over us—you, your son and your grandson—because you saved us out of the hand of the Midian.”

God certainly used President Trump and we must always be grateful for that and to continue to pray for him, but we must be like Gideon, who told the people: “I will not rule over you, nor will my son rule over you. The Lord will rule over you.”

That being said, I don’t rule out another Trump run or that God is yet through with him. In the meantime, let us look to God for our deliverance and remember, the Lord is with you, mighty warrior.