Here is a great write up by our brother Rusty Thomas enabling us to see God’s providential hand at work in our everyday battle to bring the Gospel of Christ to the gates of hell.
Enjoy! ~ Flip
Dear Champion of the Lord and the Preborn,
I just got off the phone with Brother Flip Benham, who recently sent out the incredible report of the Lord’s victories against the abortion industry in Charlotte, NC. One note of correction, however, North Carolina may allow the abortion mill they shut down to reopen. The saints are working to see this does not take place. Please pray for them and this situation.
The 40th year of the infamous Roe vs. Wade decision has set in motion jaw dropping, divine interventions, which are defeating the culture of death. Flip asked me to write up an account of the prophetic journey that has proclaimed vision and mission throughout our nation, which has led to God watching over His Word to perform it. At his request, this following report gives this brief history. Enjoy!
The 40th Year Anniversary of Roe vs. Wade
It was in New Orleans, a few years ago, when the Spirit of the Lord birthed a word. I was getting ready to preach at New Covenant Fellowship with Pastor Bill Shanks. Before the service, the need to pray and prepare to minister to God’s people emerged. I wandered in the back of the church and stumbled upon the intercessors. The room was energized with the presence and power of God. There was no problem entering in and praying. Soon afterward, a word began to bubble up in my spirit man. I do not know how many times I repeated it. It could have been forty, but each time it was declared, more holy passion and volume accompanied the proclamation. What was this word? Simply, “IN THE 40th YEAR!”
Intellectually, most of us in the battle recognized the 40th year of Roe vs. Wade was fast approaching. Biblically, we also knew the number 40 was significant. Scholarly theologians have long recognized the number 40 in Scripture as a key number. Mainly, they agree that the frequency of its occurrences and the uniformity of its association with periods of probation, trial, and chastisement establish a consistent Biblical pattern. Likewise, Operation Save America believed the 40th year of Roe v. Wade held tremendous implications for our nation as it pertains to these same Biblical themes manifesting in our day.
Together, the word from New Orleans combined with the knowledge of the impending 40th year anniversary of Roe vs. Wade gave birth too much prayer. We sought the Lord on divine strategies that would help turn the tide and help end the American holocaust that was savaging our nation. In this righteous pursuit, however, we never sought to exchange God’s truth for political strategies. No, we asked for strategies that would honor the Lord as we stood squarely upon His Word. For we are not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It was, is, and will always be the power of God unto salvation (Romans 1:16).
States of Refuge Campaign
It was this prayerful seeking of the Lord that gave birth to the States of Refuge vision and mission. The Bible warns, “Where there is no vision, the people perish” (Proverbs 29:18). In keeping with our mission, Operation Save America reaches out to the church and requests she not wait for the President, the Congress, or the Supreme Court to save America and stop the shedding of innocent blood. We are way beyond a political solution to what ails our beleaguered nation.
We believe it is time for the church of Jesus Christ to rise up and take her rightful place at the gates of hell. They cannot prevail against the church of the living God (Matthew 16:18). There is a direct connection between our spiritual and moral state and the litany of woe upon our bloodstained land. States of Refuge is part of a kingdom strategy for taking back the gates of our land and restoring our nation in righteousness. The reason is self-evident, we cannot indefinitely ignore that righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people (Proverbs 14:34).
Operation Save America’s ultimate goal is to help end the American holocaust that has invoked God’s just wrath upon our nation. We desire to give God a reason to show mercy to our perverse and crooked nation. The immediate goal is to establish the first abortion-free states since Roe v. Wade. To create, as it were, states of refuge. There are five states (Arkansas, Mississippi, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming) with one remaining death camp defiling our bloodstained land. These locations represent the abortion industry at their weakest and most vulnerable point. It also provides the Church of Jesus Christ with the greatest opportunity to achieve victories against the American holocaust savaging our nation.
Keep in mind, there are also a few states that have two remaining abortion mills polluting the land. There are six altogether. They are Delaware (At this writing, Delaware maybe the first surgically abortion free state in America), Kentucky, Missouri (Missouri is down to one death camp), Nebraska, Rhode Island and West Virginia. Perhaps, if the momentum warrants, States of Refuge will focus God’s truth and love on these states as the next step in the march to liberate America from blood guiltiness, one state at a time.
Re-election of Barack Obama
We have not wavered in our assertion that Obama is God’s man. The Lord set him in high office to judge our nation for our manifold sins and abominations. In particular, the abominations of child sacrifice, the shedding of innocent blood (abortion) and for parading our sin like Sodom (the homosexual agenda). If the church tolerates evil, the church becomes intolerable. Both Testaments attests to this Biblical and historical truth (Numbers 33:54-56; Matthew 5:13).
I can remember going into a deep state of mourning when America re-elected Bill Clinton. We knew his character and godless agenda and our nation still voted him back to power. It was unthinkable to me and yet it happened. Obama is Clinton on steroids. Just when you think there could never be a worse politician to curse our nation, Obama came out of nowhere and obliterated the Clinton political machine. I predict the day will come when what is left of America will be stupefied to discover that Obama was an incredible fraud. A treacherous imposter that masqueraded as our president.
When the results came in on Obama’s second term, however, instead of going into a state of mourning, a spirit of joy arose in my spirit. I knew this was not a natural response to the plight of our nation. This was supernatural. As I was curious to discern this strange reaction, the Lord spoke to me. I heard Him as clear as I ever had heard Him in my life. He declared, “NOW SEE WHAT I WILL DO!” America has made her choice and set her course. In the midst of this, “Now see what I will do!”
This rhema word came to me in November of 2012. I immediately had my wife bear witness to the revelation and recorded it. I called other trusted leaders like Rev. Flip Benham and submitted the word to them. Fast forward to Operation Save America’s 40th anniversary commemoration of Roe vs. Wade in Jackson, MS. in January of 2013. Mississippi stands on the verge of making history as the first state without a surgical clinic, which performs abortions. We thought it providential to commemorate the 40th year anniversary of Roe vs. Wade at this strategic time and state.
While I was driving from Waco, TX to Jackson, MS, God confirmed the word he spoke to me in November. I was listening to the book of Exodus in our Bible Reading Schedule. It was at the point where Moses finally obeyed the Lord, confronted Pharaoh, declared God’s word, “Let My People Go” and everything blew up in Moses’s face. Pharaoh denied God’s authority and increased the burden upon God’s people by decreeing, “You shall no longer give the people straw to make brick as before. Let them go and gather straw for themselves. And you shall lay on them the quota of bricks which they made before. You shall not reduce it. For they are idle” (Exodus 5:7, 8a).
Heart broken, Moses poured out his complaint, “Lord, why have You brought trouble on this people? Why is it You have sent me? For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in Your name, he has done evil to this people; neither have You delivered Your people at all” (Exodus 5:22, 23). It was at this critical juncture the Lord spoke a powerful Word to Moses. The Lord stated, “Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh. For with a strong hand he will let them go, and with a strong hand he will drive them out of his land” (Exodus 6:1).
When I heard these words “Now you shall see what I will do,” it was as if a spiritual atomic bomb exploded in my soul. I almost veered off the highway. It was the words that the Lord spoke to me by His Spirit in November, but now was being affirmed by His Word in January.
Since that time, in numerous ways, we have observed God’s word come to pass. Report after report announces victory after victory in the battle for men’s souls, the lives of children, and the future of our nation. Every time I hear an update, one word rises up, “Now see what I will do!”
There have been an outbreak of abortion mills closing down throughout our nation. Keep in mind, this is transpiring while we have the most pro-abort president in our history who had the audacity to pronounce God’s blessing upon Planned Parenthood. The Lord is using the Gosnell trial to pull away the curtain to expose the atrocities and deplorable condition associated with the merchants of death.
At this writing, Delaware has no more surgical abortion mills operating in their state. Four of the five States of Refuge are hanging by a thread as they race to become abortion free. Soon, one of them will cross the finish line. Other abortionists, like James Pendergraft, are being pursued by the legal system. We hope they will eventually plunder his bloody empire. Other abortionists are quitting their grisly trade as in the case of Harris and Flood in Charlotte, NC. More pastors are leading their congregations to the death camps in their city. Street preaching networks are converging at the exposed areas. Time will fail me to recount all that is happening in these tumultuous times. One thing, however, is sure. God is watching over His Word, “Now see what I will do” to perform it. In this, we greatly rejoice!