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Our Troops Are Women

Posted by israeliteindeed on September 23, 2013

Nahum 3:13
Behold, your troops
are women in your midst.
The gates of your land
are wide open to your enemies;
fire has devoured your bars.

It has been my observation that many spiritual realities play themselves out in the natural. For example, when there is a famine of spiritual bread in the land, there very often is a famine of natural bread also. When spiritual destruction is falling on a people, “natural disasters” seem to increase.

Many decry the allowance of homosexuals and women in the military, but could this be a picture of what has happened to our people spiritually? Our “mighty men” have become women, and I am not just referring to homosexuals. I refer to the lack of spiritual manliness in our nation and the church. 

How many fathers are taking seriously their responsibility to lead their families spiritually? So few– even among those who profess Christ!

Women also are out of order, chasing the supposed “freedom from responsibility” their men only seem to have. They reject being keepers at home and motherhood, and pursue self- sufficiency through careers that sap them of energy they might have poured into their families. Could the new “liberated woman” killing herself and destroying her children be a picture of a greater spiritual reality?

If so, what other parallels and lessons can we draw from these things? I plead with Jesus to give us His eye salve that we can see.

The gates of our land are indeed wide open to our enemies. And if we think denying homosexuals and women entrance in the military will solve the problem, we are still thinking carnally. 

Our land is full of “soldiers” who are women, and silly women at that. Most who claim to be spiritual people are fighting a carnal battle with carnal weapons against flesh and blood enemies with a carnal motive, but they think because they shout “glory to God,” their carnality is thus baptized. 

The professing American church is in such a deep sleep spiritually, she imagines keeping “In God We Trust” on our currency would be a tremendous victory for God. But God does not support lies, and we cannot be healed by patching up surface wounds with band aids when our whole head is sick and our whole heart is faint (Isa. 1:5-6).

In like manner, the church has sought to validate herself by an outcry against homosexuality and females in the military, and other surface symptoms of national decay.

But she doesn’t look deeper lest she indict herself. 

If she would present her wound-covered body before the ever searching eye of the Lord in true humility and acknowledgment that she has destroyed herself by forsaking His ways, He would again have mercy on her.

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One Response to “Our Troops Are Women”

  1. masondan said

    Reblogged this on Disciple's Perspective and commented:
    Great post!

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