The Natural and Supernatural Air Force
“On a cold December morning in 1903, a miracle occurred over the dunes of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, when two bicycle makers from Ohio defied gravity with a 12-horsepower engine, wings made of cotton, and just a few dollars in their pockets. Just six years later, America was training its first pilots to take these magnificent machines up and over the field of battle.
“In World War I, our flyboys rushed the skies of Europe, and aces like Eddie Rickenbacker filled hearts and headlines with tales of daring duels in the clouds.
“General Billy Mitchell saw the promise of this technology, and risked court martial in his quest for an independent air force. He was proven right when empires across the oceans tried to carve up the world for themselves, and America stood in the way. We wouldn’t let it happen.
“After Pearl Harbor, Lieutenant Colonel James Doolittle and his raiders flew B-25 bombers off a carrier deck in the deep Pacific in a daring feat of American resolve.
“And, as President Roosevelt said, the Nazis built a fortress around Europe, ‘but [they] forgot to put a roof on it.’ So we crushed them all from the air. One hundred and seventy-seven Liberator Bombers flew dangerously low, through broad daylight without fighter protection, to cripple the Nazi war machine at Ploiești. More than 300 airmen gave their lives to destroy the enemy oil refineries. And five pilots were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for their actions in that single raid.
“It was airman Chuck Yeager who first broke the sound barrier. It was airmen like Gus Grissom and Buzz Aldrin, who traded their Sabre jets for rockets to the stars. And it is our incredible airmen today who wield the most powerful weapons systems on the planet Earth.
“For over 65 years, no enemy air force has managed to kill a single American soldier because the skies belong to the United States of America.
“No enemy has attacked our people without being met by a roar of thunder, and the awesome might of those who bid farewell to Earth, and soar into the wild blue yonder. They are the United States Air Force.” (President Donald J. Trump; Salute to America)
“For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12; NET)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Take a minute and click on the links provided, which show the history President Trump is talking about. The people and stories are very interesting and worth knowing about! Consider spiritual principles, as you read about natural battles and tactics.
- Pray that God raises up a new generation of men and women who are as brave and innovative as those mentioned by the president.
- Intercede for our veterans again today—those who have fought bravely for the freedom of this land we all love.
- Ask God to increase the numbers in His spiritual “Air Force”, the intercessors, whom He calls to war in the heavenlies for peace on the earth.
A prayer you can pray:
Father, it is exciting to read the stories of our history and those who fought in battles that kept us free. Bless these men the President mentions, if they are still living. Give them comfort and mercy in their old age. Let them know how thankful we are for them. Let our children learn about them in school. Don’t let the history including these men be lost. Let a new generation of men and women be inspired to serve our country, as they learn of these who have done great exploits on behalf of our freedom. Let all veterans be well cared for, prayed for, and thought of daily. Don’t let any be forgotten, even if their names are not in Wikipedia. Every veteran is important. We are here today because of them. We feel the same about members of Your “Air Force”, the intercessors You raise up and train up to war in the heavenlies for the freedom of men and women in the earth. God, raise up more of us. Raise up those who can teach and train a new generation in intercession. Let us war in the heavenlies for peace in the U.S.A., in Jesus’ name, amen.
God’s Air Force will rule the atmosphere over America!