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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Today, while touring the Chickamauga Battlefield on a field trip with my daughter I had an epiphany. We, you, me - are immensely powerful.

Think about this ...

While there are many documents written throughout history, I’d like to focus on a few ...

The Declaration Of Independence told King George that men were created equal and could no longer be in servitude to his throne.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”

The Constitution clarified these unalienable rights.

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

The 13-15 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution insured that the constitution applied to all men. The 19th amendment insured that women had the same rights as men.

While wars and hard protests took place because of these actions - it was the written word that was the ultimate weapon to decide the outcome.

Likewise, many in wars past wrote journals and letters to loved ones. None wrote for posterity - yet - we have their words - how hell awful war is - how heart melting their desire for war to end - and how they were just like you and me. What a powerful tool! 

We also have the most powerful written word of all - The Bible.

II Timothy 3:16

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness

John 1:1

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Ephesians 6:11

Put on the full armor of God so that you may stand against the schemes of the devil.

God showed us that our words - if inspired by faith - led by the Holy Spirit - can be the most powerful weapon, and can inspire others to stand in righteousness. With words, if true and descriptive , even if harsh or critical - you’ve committed no crime, you’ve killed no one, you’ve made no one bleed. You have however, inspired change - on a mass and unlimited - everlasting scale.

I thank the Lord often for giving me the medium for people to read and hear the words I’ve written - for giving me a weapon more powerful than a nuclear weapon should I need it.

Rus Smith

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