We Will Never Retreat
Yesterday, friend and colleague, Pastor Timothy Carscadden, sent me a YouTube link. After listening to our GH15 post, YouTube went to a clip from the 2017 movie Darkest Hour, which includes one of Winston Churchill’s famous World War II speeches (link). Timothy sent it because he remembered a previous GH15 post where I shared a dream and portions of the same speech back in December. As I went back and read that previous post, I was prompted by Holy Spirit to share it with you once again. I don’t recall ever repeating a GH15 post, but I am doing so now because I am convinced Holy Spirit wants this message planted deep within our souls. Here is a portion of that December post:
My friend, Dwain Miller, dreamed about me on December 1. In the dream, Winston Churchill came to me and gave me portions of two of his speeches. In the dream, he said to me, “Release the spirit of these words and you will prevail.” The words come from speeches Churchill made during the trying days of WWII:
1) ”…never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.
“Do not let us speak of darker days: let us speak rather of sterner days. These are not dark days; these are great days – the greatest days our country has ever lived; and we must all thank God that we have been allowed, each of us according to our stations, to play a part in making these days memorable in the history of our race.”1
2) “We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air. We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God’s good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.”2
I am praying today that the spirit of those words enter you. George Patton, a contemporary of Churchill’s once said, “It is the unconquerable soul of man and not the nature of the weapon he uses which ensures victory.” So true. In one difficult battle, when told by his officers of the need to retreat, Patton is quoted as saying, “Retreat hell, we’ll advance to the rear.” Gotta love it.
I’m asking Holy Spirit to raise up spiritual warriors in America, men and women with hearts aflame for the purposes of God. Human torches. Passionate warriors. Committed warriors. And yes, patriot warriors.
We will never stop in our spiritual war to save America. “America shall be saved” is more than simply a phrase to bring hope; it is the word of the Lord! When we declare it, it is a sword of the Spirit, penetrating darkness and releasing light. Say it several times today. At least once, turn toward Washington, D.C. and decree it over those who believe they have succeeded in aborting the purposes of God for America.
Never stop – it still works!
“But Jesus said to him, ‘No one, after putting his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.’” (Luke 9:62)
Pray with me:
Father, we ask You for the fulfillment of the dream You gave Dwain Miller. We ask for a tenacious spirit to be imparted to the Ekklesia in America. Give us fervent passion to see Your kingdom come, Your will be done in this nation. May we fight for Your purposes as we would fight to save our lives. Bring fresh revelation of Your plan to use America as a strong voice on earth for the gospel of the kingdom. We pray that this would be revived in our day.
We are not of those who turn back. We have put our hand to the plow and we will persevere until we see the total restoration of America. We will plow, Father, until we see the fires of revival burning across this nation and other nations of the earth.
We decree over Washington D.C. that the evil strategies of darkness will not prevail. Those who do not want us to be a Christian nation, a nation that follows God and His Word, the Bible, will not succeed in stealing America’s destiny. We ask You, Father, for a complete overhaul of our nation’s capital. We ask for righteous leaders who boldly honor You and Your ways, who love life and protect the babies. We ask for leaders who honor Your definition of marriage and covenant keeping. And we petition You for government leaders who believe in and speak truth. We pray these things in Christ’s name. Amen.
“God’s Word is perfect in every way; how it revives our souls!
His laws lead us to truth, and His ways change the simple into wise.
His teachings make us joyful and radiate His light; His precepts are so pure!
His commands, how they challenge us to keep close to His heart!
The revelation-light of His word makes my spirit shine radiant.
Every one of the Lord’s commands is right; following them brings cheer.
Nothing He says ever needs to be changed.” (Psalm 19: 7-9 TPT)
We decree that America shall be saved!
You can find out more about Dwain Miller here.
You can find out more about Timothy Carscadden here.
1 https://www.nationalchurchillmuseum.org/never-give-in-never-never-never.html 2 https://winstonchurchill.org/resources/speeches/1940-the-finest-hour/we-shall-fight-on-the-beaches/