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"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring Lion, walketh about seeking whom he may devour."

- 1 Peter 5:8



















When under attack, first thing you do is rebuild the broken wall

        By Richard Corbeil The Apopka Chief – Founded in 1923
        MARCH 20 – This past Saturday, March 14, was, undoubtedly, one of the most fulfilling days of my life, as my wife and I, and several fellow church members of the Apopka Assembly of God joined 1,600 other people of faith in a day-long session of presentations at the Faith Assembly in Southeast Orlando.
        Built around the attacks on Christians and other non- Muslims worldwide and the descent of our own government towards totalitarianism, THE AWAKENING 2015—“Rebuilding The Wall” was organized by the Liberty Counsel of Mat Staver  J.P. Esq.
        Running from 8:15 A.M. to 5:45 P.M. with a 45 minute lunch break, it featured some 40 speakers of church, public and political realms, including leaders like Gov. Mike Huckabee, Senator Rick Santorum, Governor Bobby Jindal, Franklin Graham, James Robison and dozens more. From a local standpoint, our State Rep. Jennifer Sullivan served as a moderator of a panel on “The Rise of the Millennials”.
        I would like to restate some of the most outstanding statements of these leaders and those of other inspiring speakers during this day of strengthening and “Rebuilding the Wall’.
        In his opening welcome, Staver declared that what is happening in the United States “is not about the Donkey or the Elephant, but about the return of the Lamb.”
        In his closing statement at day’s end, he referred to the two greatest battles of the Liberty Counsel. For the first time in our history, the majority of our population is being forced to participate in genocide. And, we have changed God’s creation of marriage.
        Governor Bobby Jindal, Louisiana, who appeared by video, emphasized that, “revival is needed to return our country to strength and health”. He said that he accepted Jesus at age 16 at a Billy Graham crusade, and that we are all called to plant the seeds of Christ and change people’s lives.” 
        Pastor Ken Graves of Bangor, Maine, didn’t shy away from “the main problem in the U.S. right now is biblical ignorance, and we are preaching to a people who don’t know the Bible.”
        “Militant masochism is moving to take over our land,” Graves declared, “and I am determined not to be a spectator. They’ll go in peace or go in pieces.”
        One of the most heartwarming moments faith displayed that day came when a blind woman was escorted to the microphone. Gail McWilliams revealed that four months into the pregnancy of her second child, she was warned by her physician that there was a strong possibility that she might lose her eyesight if the child reached birth. He said she had to choose between her baby and her eyes.
        Gail said she chose life and went blind. Astonishingly, she was still filled with joy and has had two more daughters and a son, That second daughter is now the only one married, and has given Gail three wonderful grandchildren.
        “I still carry my car keys and am full of hope that I will use them again,” she said joyfully.
        A great talk was delivered by Pastor Rafael Cruz, father of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. Pastor Cruz grew up in Cuba and came to the U.S. in 1957.
        He brought the house down saying that Fidel Castro had promised “Hope and Change”, but the Cuban people got the Ministry of Misinformation, now known in the U.S, as the liberal media.
        Pastor Cruz stated, ”Too many pastors across America must stop being politically correct and become Biblically correct, and know that socialism requires that government becomes your god.”
        Senator Rick Santorum stated that “We are at the crossroads of American history and as people of God, we know how it all ends.” Quoting the late British author and poet G.K. Chesterton, Santorum stated, “If we let it happen, then we can change what happens.”
        “We used to be concerned about the next generation”, the Senator said, “not about our generation. This is what built the greatest nation in history. I am here today to say, be not afraid. Young people are non-confrontational. We are here to show them Jesus’ love.”  
        Governor Huckabee had much to say, but there is one thing that I could not forget. In the last presidential election, of the 85 million Evangelicals qualified to vote, only 50 percent showed up at the polls. If only another five percent had voted, Huckabee stated, we would have a conservative Republican president … just another five percent.
        Franklin Graham stated that our country is in trouble and “people are always asking me ‘what can I do’”? Here’s his answer.
        Go to Matthew 8:23, where the disciples were at sea and a tempest rose up threatening them with destruction as waves were covering their ship. Fearing for their lives, they went to Jesus who was asleep.
        Franklin then quoted Jesus in our vernacular. “What’s wrong with you guys? Are you stupid or what? Don’t you know that I’m in the boat? The boat can’t sink because I’m in it!”
        With that, I’ll bring this to a close with the meeting’s motto verse on “Rebuilding The Wall”.

        “The God of Heaven will give us success. We his servants will start rebuilding.” Nehemiah 2:20.

        Columnist note: Set a Saturday aside for early April 2016 for THE AWAKENING 2016.                                          





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