This is the message delivered at the South Carolina State Capital. So good to partner with the brothers and sisters from Apologia church and End Abortion Now. Make sure you plan on joining us in AZ for our national event hosted by these precious saints for our OSA’s “Further up and further in” conference from June 23rd-26th.
May the church and nation take heed and may God watch over His word to perform it in Jesus’ name!
This is the tract we will be handing out in New Orleans at the Fifth District Court. On June 7th, we will stand in support of Pastor Tony Spell, who is being defended by Judge Roy Moore. Our future freedoms are hanging in the balance. Let all good men take their place to support them.
Operation Save America presents “Strike a Blow for Freedom Rally!”
“In the days of lawlessness those who keep the law become the outlaw.”
R. J. Rushdoony stated: “Western liberty began when the claim of the state to be man’s savior was denied. The state then, according to Scripture, was made the ministry of justice. But, wherever Christ ceases to be man’s savior, there liberty perishes as the state again asserts its messianic claims. Man is in trouble, and history is the record of his attempt to find salvation. Man needs a savior, and the question is simply one of choice: Christ or the state? No man can choose the one without denying the other, and all attempts at compromise are a delusion.”
America is in deep trouble and distress as our American government seeks to deify itself at the expense of our freedoms. Most government solutions claiming to solve our dilemmas only add to our woes. No crisis is wasted when it comes to our government increasing its tyranny upon the American people.
We live in a time when evil has become good and good, evil. Evil has been codified into law. The state is therefore growing in its oppressions as moral anarchy corrupts the American culture. Our historical freedoms are being systematically destroyed as the inmates run the asylum in Washington DC.
America stands on the brink of collapse. Once again, we must consider a statement articulated by President Abraham Lincoln at his famous Gettysburg address. He declared, “Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure.” Can our nation endure as founded is certainly one of the premier questions of our day?
The reality we are facing as a people is we have become a Prodigal Nation that has gone far from the Father’s House. Some still seem to love the fruits of Christianity. Most still prize the freedom, prosperity, and protection it affords. The major problem, however, is we do not desire Christ, His Kingdom, and His great salvation amongst men and nations anymore.
We ignore His truth, spurn His laws, and reject His supreme authority. We mock what is good and celebrate with demonic glee what is evil in God’s sight. We do this to our own hurt and demise. We are severing our historical roots along with the precious fruits of liberty these roots secured.
Case in point is what brings us to the Fifth District Court in New Orleans for our “Strike a Blow for Freedom Rally.” Today, the Foundation for Moral Law in Montgomery, Alabama, will represent Pastor Tony Spell and Life Tabernacle Church of Baton Rouge against Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards; David Barrow, Mayor of Central City, La.; Roger Corcoran, Chief of Police of Central City Mayor; Sharon Weston Broome, Mayor of Baton Rouge, LA; Sheriff Sid Gautreaux of Baton Rouge Parish; and Judge Fred Crifasi of the 19th Judicial District of Louisiana.
Pastor Spell was arrested, placed in jail, and accused of several violations of Governor Edward’s orders not to assemble for worship services. Pastor Spell has been under house arrest and forced to wear an ankle bracelet because he will not abandon his conviction based upon God’s command to not forsake the assembling of the church together (Hebrews 10:25).
The Foundation’s complaint states that the Governor of Louisiana and other state officials, which include mayors, law enforcement officials, a sheriff, and a District Court Judge have violated the United States Constitution and the Constitution of Louisiana in their effort to enforce emergency powers.
Judge Moore stated, “Nothing in the United States Constitution or the constitution of any state gives federal and state officials the right to use “emergency powers” to take away our most valuable rights of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
In the words of James Madison, Chief Architect of our Constitution, no power of government should be allowed to “Overleap the great barrier which defends the right of the people. The rulers who are guilty of such an encroachment exceed the commission from which they derive their authority and are ‘TYRANTS.’ The people who submit to it are governed by laws made neither by themselves, nor by an authority derived from them, and are slaves.”
America has endured many trials, hardships, and tribulations in our history, but our government never dared to infringe upon our liberties as we have witnessed in these dark, tumultuous times. No doubt, the Covid 19 virus posed a threat to our health and our hearts and prayers go out to those who have suffered loss.
This, in and of itself, does not grant the government the authority to quarantine the healthy, shut down our livelihoods, restrict human contact, especially, when loved ones are sick and dying, and run roughshod over our freedoms. Our government has no Biblical nor Constitutional authority to determine who or what is essential or non-essential. It does not get to exercise raw power to determine the winners and losers in a pandemic, planned or otherwise.
Our message here is clear, “Civil Government, you are not our God, our nanny, our healthcare provider, nor our master. Get out our homes, churches, and get back in your Constitutional lane. Your duty is to protect our God-given rights, not violate them.”
Pastor Tony Spell is upholding what has laid the foundation for Western civilization and specifically for what birthed our nation. The standard that Christian men have followed down through the ages is: When the State commands us to do what God forbids or forbids us to do what God commands – we are to obey God rather than man.
Tragically, a lot of the churches have thrown Pastor Spell under the bus. They have not stood with him nor emulated his brave example. Shame on them. They should know better. They should not be cowering in fear, but be strong in faith. Pastor Tony is leading the way out and they should support him. His righteous and just stand is not just for the honor and glory of God, it is a defense of God’s church and a defense to protect the freedoms of all Americans.
May our Lord vindicate his servant, reprove the tyrants in our government, and preserve the liberty that better men than these tyrants died to secure for our posterity in Jesus’ name!
IN KING JESUS’ SERVICE,
Rev. Rusty Lee Thomas, National Director, Operation Rescue/Operation Save America

Here is the pdf copy Standard to copy and distribute as the Lord leads

 

 

 

This convicting video came out of the work just completed in North Carolina. This is an amen or “oh me” message. If you find any merit, please pass it on in your sphere of influence. Thanks!

 

 

Never know what a day will bring in serving the Lord. God opened the door to be interviewed by brother Nick Vujicic, the limbless Evangelist in Dallas yesterday. In God’s Providence, today was his first launched recorded show and somehow he invited me to be his first guest. Who would have thunk it?
God is convicting him about abortion and we have been corresponding about the differences between pro-lifeism and abolition.
This brother has an incredible platform that reaches throughout the world. Please pray for him and this first show that features the most Biblical, just response to end the American holocaust in Jesus’ name.
He wants to stay in touch to further the relationship and to learn more about the cause to no longer regulate baby murder, but to end it in Jesus’ name.
I also sent him a copy of the rough draft of our newest book “Biblical Strategies to Abolish Abortion.” The purpose was to help him get rooted and grounded Biblically in the just cause to abolish abortion and avoid the pitfalls and failures of the pro-life movement.
Prayerfully, God will use this in his life as well.
Now, unto Raleigh, NC or bust. Hope to see our NC peeps at this important and strategic event to abolish abortion in Jesus’ name!
Today, the saints will once again storm the gates of hell knowing they will not prevail against the Church of the living God. This afternoon we will have open session at 2:30 pm to train the saints on the importance of local politics and how to best use social media to advance the Kingdom of God to break this covenant with death that has produced a culture of death.
Our last rally will be tonight. Pastor Derin Stidd and I will be bringing the message. Prayerfully, if you cannot join us in person, you can join us by live stream on our OR/OSA Facebook page.
Last night Jason Storms gave an excellent message, “Abortion is a man’s issue.” It was a challenge to men in their thought life, home life, and public life to model their manhood after the second Adam, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
The second message concerned short and long term strategies to abolish abortion. We pray these messages will convict, inspire, challenge and equip the church to do the work of the ministry in Jesus’ name!
If you find any merit, please pass it on in your sphere of influence. Thanks!
Below is the link to join us this evening on live stream
Here is last night’s rally in Birmingham, Alabama at our Spring Regional Event. We were blessed to have Judge Roy Moore, Dr George Grant, and Les Riley address the gathering of the saints.
This morning we are taking the Gospel of the Kingdom to the gates of hell trusting our Lord’s promise that they will not prevail against the church of the living God.
This afternoon we will have a closed session with local movers and shakers to discuss establishing a network across the state of Alabama to take the vision and mission of abolishing abortion to its completion in this state.
We will also be working on crafting a bill of abolition and working with some willing legislators to introduce the bill soon. Your prayers are welcomed and necessary.
Tonight brother Jason Storms and I will be ministering at the rally. Jason will be addressing Biblical manhood and the role of men to end this holocaust in our nation. I’ll be addressing the short and long term strategies to abolish abortion state by state.
You can join the rallies by livestream which will start at 6:30 pm Central Time on our Operation Rescue/Operation Save America Facebook page. Come join us and invite others as well.
To hear Judge Roy Moore, Dr. George Grant, and brother Les Riley click on the link below. God bless you saints and keep pressing on to the high call and prize in Jesus’ name!
OSA Spring Regional Event, May 13th-15th, Birmingham, AL. The three-fold goal is to recruit more good soldiers to enter the fray to end abortion in AL, create a network of believers that will carry the vision and mission forward after we leave, and introduce a bill of abolition soon.
Abolish Abortion North Carolina Conference, May 22-26th, Raleigh, NC. The goal here is to support Rep. Larry Pittman and his bill of abolition, HB158.
Strike a Blow for Freedom Rally/Press Conference, June 7th, New Orleans, LA, 8-noon, Fifth District Court. OSA is hosting a rally/press conference in support of Pastor Tony Spell. This brother has been arrested numerous times for keeping his church open during this “plandemic.” He has been charged by both the state and the feds.
Judge Roy Moore is defending him, who will be with us in Birmingham next week. We will set up at the federal court to rebuke both the church and the state who gave to Caesar what belongs solely to God. We will stand with this dear brother who honored his Lord, fought for the church, and our freedom.
OSA Nation Event, June 23-26th, Phoenix, AZ. The theme is Further up and Further in. This will be my last official time leading the charge as OSA’s national director. On Saturday, June 26th, we will be setting in Jason Storms and new national director and Pastor Derin A Stidd and Lucas-Carrie Childress as new assistant directors of OSA.
Sure hope to see you somewhere at one of these Kingdom gatherings and outreaches.

Lewis Carroll quipped, “The time has come,” the walrus said, “To talk of many things: of shoes and ships – and sealing wax – of cabbages and kings.” Though these topics will not be discussed in this newsletter, a time has certainly come. A chapter of life is ending, and a new season is dawning. The old guard is fading, and a new guard is emerging.

 

The Scriptures teach, “We will not hide them from their children, telling the generation to come the praises of the Lord, and His strength and His wonderful works that He has done. For He established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which He commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children; That the generation to come might know them, the children who would be born, that they may arise and declare them to their children” (Psalms 78:4-6).

 

We serve a Lord with a multi-generational Kingdom mission. His praise, worship, testimonies, laws, truth, revelation, salvation, and Kingdom must be passed from one generation to the next. The prayer of our souls, the keenness of our wits, and the strength of our bodies should all be employed for God’s Kingdom to come and His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10).

 

It has been my distinct honor to serve Operation Rescue/Operation Save America for over half my life. I was birthed into the battle to abolish abortion in the fall of 1988. In 1994, brother Flip Benham became national director and recruited me to become his assistant. Flip and I served together for 20 years. What a ride! The Kingdom adventures and war stories abound. We went through a lot together always keeping our eyes on the high call and prize.

 

I can remember Flip initially sharing his vision, mission, and message with me as he took the helm. He adamantly desired to bring this movement back to Jesus and the Gospel of the Kingdom. This remains the only foundation sound enough to end the American holocaust. It is that Kingdom commitment that has provided the endurance of OR/OSA.

 

OR/OSA has had a few leaders through the years. It started with Randall Terry. He passed the mantle to Pastor Keith Tucci. From Pastor Tucci, it passed to brother Flip and from brother Flip, it eventually passed to me. If this ministry were based upon men, personalities, and human tactical means, it would never have lasted this long, especially, if you consider all that the devil threw at us through the years to destroy us. Thankfully, the foundation was not built upon us, but built upon our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our responsibility was to be careful how we built upon the solid rock of the Christian faith (1 Corinthians 3:10).

 

To God’s glory, it is now time to pass the baton to the next generation of leaders. Our family just returned from a weekend gathering with the families of those who will take the mantle of responsibility. Prayerfully, they will go further up and in to end the American holocaust and set this nation free from blood guilt. It was a time of refreshing in the presence of the Lord (Acts 3:19). We also took the time to prepare for the spiritual as well as the practical preparations that will be needed to make a smooth transition of leadership this June at our national event in Arizona from June 23rd-26th.

 

For these next couple months, I will be in King David mode. He worked diligently to prepare the way for his son, Solomon, to replace him (1 Chronicles 28 and 29). Part of the purpose of this last newsletter that is being penned by me (Jason will be writing them in the future) is to beseech you to pray, financially support, and continue to participate with OSA after I step down and others take the helm.

 

Jason Storms has agreed to serve as the new national director and has chosen two faithful, capable young men, Pastor Derin Stidd and Lucas Childress, to serve as his assistant directors. They all have large, budding families with a lot of responsibilities and yet are willing to serve the Lord through OSA.

 

I reminded these young men of our Lord’s teaching on God’s Kingdom. Jesus taught, “Therefore every scribe instructed concerning the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure things new and old.” The challenge for them is to keep the good things of the old and seek the Lord on new Kingdom strategies that will make OSA more effectual and have greater impact for the future.

 

At this juncture, it is time to share my heart with you all. There have been a lot of trials, tribulations, and struggles to advance the Kingdom of God to break this covenant with death that has defiled our land. We have gone through the good, the bad, and the ugly. There were errors made along the way, and yet we have also experienced joy unspeakable that has been full of glory. Through it all, our Lord has been faithful. One of the tremendous blessings that has been so near and dear to my heart is the caliber of Christian brothers and sisters I had the honor to serve with in this just cause.

 

OSA saints are some of the most loving, giving, hardworking, and sacrificial Christians I know. Cannot communicate enough what that has meant to my family and I through the years. We have bled together, been jailed together, reviled together, and suffered together, and through it all most of you spit out the offense and remained faithful to the Lord and one another. Truly, it is a godly heritage that I hope you will treasure for the rest of your days.

 

It is now time to pass this legacy on to the next generation. As the people were with Joshua, when he replaced Moses, so be with brother Jason Storms, Pastor Derin Stidd, and Lucas Childress (Joshua 1:16, 17). In citing saints of old like David, Solomon, Moses, and Joshua, please do not think I am trying to compare myself or any of the future leaders to them. It is just the Biblical narrative and principle I am seeking to communicate as we go through this Kingdom transition.

 

New Book: Biblical Strategies to Abolish Abortion

My son, Micah Thomas, helped with the design and artwork for the book cover. He did a great job. The goal is to have the book ready for release at our national event in Arizona. The dates are June 23-26.

The book seeks to bring Biblical admonishment to the church, the pro-life movement, and the abolitionist movement to make sure all we say and do in the just cause to end the American holocaust agrees with God’s Law/Word. Everything must be planted firmly on the solid rock of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ (Matthew 7:24-27).

I have different men of God proofreading it right now and gathering endorsements. Please pray our Lord will use this book powerfully to convict God’s people to fight this battle to abolish abortion according to God’s will, word, and way in Jesus’ name. This book would be prayerfully good to hand to pastors, elders, Christians, and magistrates in your local area and beyond.

 

 

Much progress has been made to prepare the way of the Lord into Birmingham, AL for our spring regional event. There will be three nightly rallies and two afternoon sessions. The first afternoon session is closed to the public on Friday afternoon, and the second one will be open to the public on Saturday afternoon. In the mornings, there will be planned Gospel outreaches.

 

Opening rally will begin on Thursday evening on May 13th, at 6:30 PM. The scheduled speakers are former Chief Justice Roy Moore, Dr. George Grant, and Les Riley.

Friday morning, May 14th: Different teams doing street activities and Gospel outreaches.

Friday afternoon session at 2:30 PM: Closed session for local leaders only.

Friday night rally at 6:30 PM. The scheduled speakers are Jason Storms and Rusty Thomas

Saturday morning, May 15th: Different teams doing street activities and Gospel outreaches.

Saturday afternoon session at 2:30 PM: Two open sessions. One session will cover the importance of local politics and another breakout session will cover how to use social media platforms more effectively to advance the vision, mission, and message to abolish abortion and minster the Gospel of the Kingdom.

Saturday night rally at 6:30 PM: The scheduled speakers are Pastor Derin Stidd and Rusty Thomas

 

Host Church: Doers of the Word Ministries. The address is 4744 Messer-Airport Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35212. Hotel Info: Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport, 5000 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd, N Birmingham, Al, 35212, Phone: 205-909-1999

 

 

Our opening rally Wednesday night, June 23rd, will be hosted by Church of the Redeemer (Apologia Church meets there as well). The rally will start at 6:30 PM. The address is 717 N Stapley Dr, Mesa, AZ 85203. The speakers will be Jason Storms and Rusty Thomas.

 

Thursday morning, June 24th, will start with street activities. Thursday afternoon session and rally will be held at Desert Hills Bible Church. The address is 3636 W Greenway Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85053.

 

The afternoon session will start at 2:30 pm and will be pastors reaching pastors in the just cause to abolish abortion. It will be livestreamed so you can invite your pastors/elders to view or send them a link later. The rally will be held that night at 6:30 pm at the same church. The speakers will be Apologia Pastors, Jeff Durbin, Luke Pierson, and Zack Morgan.

 

Friday morning, June 25th, will be street activities. The afternoon session and rally will be held at Desert Hills Bible Church. The address is 3636 W Greenway Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85053.

 

The afternoon session will start at 2:30 pm and will concentrate on reaching magistrates in the just cause to abolish abortion. It will be livestreamed so you can invite your local magistrates to view or send them a link later. The evening rally will begin at 6:30 pm. The speakers will be Pastor Keith Tucci, former national director of Operation Rescue National, and Rev. Flip Benham, former national director of Operation Rescue/Operation Save America.

 

Saturday morning, June 26th, will be street activities. The afternoon session will be held at Desert Hills Bible Church. The address is 3636 W Greenway Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85053. The afternoon session will concentrate on training youth for the battle. The goal is to raise up future leaders a time like this demands. It will be livestreamed so you can invite youth to view or send them a link later.

 

The last rally night on Saturday will be held at the Church of the Redeemer (Apologia Church meets there as well). The rally will start at 6:30 PM. The address is 717 N Stapley Dr, Mesa, AZ 85203. We will have the setting in ceremony by a presbytery to install Jason Storms as new national director of Operation Rescue/Operation Save America. With all dispatch and as a personal favor, please try and make it to this last event I serve as national director. It would mean a lot to my family and I.

 

A Word from New Leadership

 

We are tremendously blessed to have the opportunity to take upon ourselves the mantle of leading Operation Save America! OSA has an incredible history, a heritage of Kingdom faithfulness when it comes to the battle to end abortion in our nation.

 

The Rescue Movement is predominantly responsible for getting Evangelicals in the battle to save pre-born children. Many Christians sacrificed their time, talent, and treasure to make OSA what it is today. We are blessed by our God and feared by our enemy.

 

In addition to a great history and heritage, OSA also has an amazing strategy! Instead of attempting to create change through organizational hierarchy, OSA instead strives to transform culture through equipping and mobilizing families and local churches. Each of the three of us who are a part of OSA’s new leadership team have personally benefited from the discipleship and encouragement we have received from older godly brothers who are part of OSA. Our families, our churches, and our communities have been positively impacted by the deposit that OSA has left in our lives. We are better Christians, husbands, fathers, and leaders because of the faithfulness of the ministry of OSA.

 

We believe that OSA has been built upon an incredible foundation of Kingdom faithfulness, and we intend to build upon that foundation in a way that honors the unique history and heritage that makes OSA so amazing, and we hope that you will join us in that endeavor!

 

Future Kingdom Endeavors

 

Though I’m stepping down as national director, as long as I have life and breath, I’ll continue to serve the Lord. God willing, we will continue to travel, preach, teach, write, and minister through Elijah Ministries. One of the major Kingdom projects that we will seek to accomplish is to establish a school called The Kingdom Leadership Institute. There will be three fields of study. They will consist of ministry training, entrepreneur/finance/business training, and law/government/political training.

 

The Ministry School will concentrate on raising up faithful pastors and elders in the Body of Christ to equip the church to fight the battle. The goal of Entrepreneur Field of Study will be to raise up future paymasters in the Body of Christ that will fund the Kingdom of God. The Godly Statesmen Field of Study will concentrate on training godly statesmen to be salt and light in the political realm.

 

One final request: OSA is not known for begging for money to do the Lord’s work. One of my main goals, however, is to bless the new leadership when I step down. It is important they have enough resources in the OSA coffer for them to start off well. If you would, please consider giving a generous one-time donation this month or commit to support the work monthly. I know it would be a great blessing of encouragement as they take the helm.

 

You can write a check and send it to OSA, P.O. Box 740066, Dallas, TX 75374 or donate to this link. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
IN KING JESUS’ SERVICE,
Rusty

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looks like we are going to go with this book cover. We hope to have the book ready for release at our national event in Arizona this June. Prayers are appreciated. Thanks!

Pastor Derin A Stidd called last minute to ask if some brothers could pinch hit and speak at the Cruciform Ministries conference this past weekend. The important topic to be covered was “God and Government.”
The title of the message I preached on was called “The Tale of Two Governments.” If you find any merit, please pass it on in your sphere of influence. Thanks!