The Pillar of Fire

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 The Pillar of Fire


If we are to avoid what could well become 'The Final Surrender' we must find within ourselves the deep-seated drive, the hunger the thirst and the fire in the belly that is necessary, if we are to prove victorious.  The pillar of fire spoken of in Ezekiel 13:21, must be inside us!  We need only look at the history of the past century to see, the enemies of human freedom is prepared to fight, often for decades if necessary.  The Vietnamese Vietcong fought the French in the 1950’s, then the United States in the 1960’s and was prepared to sacrifice countless numbers, in order to win the victory.
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Yet as we approach a century and a half, and are now in our forth generation since the surrender of our Confederate Armies, and still, we have not managed to gain the self-will and the inter fire necessary to liberate the Confederate States of America.  Can we blame our occupation forces for our own lack of determination?  I think not, we need only look in the mirror to find the guilty party!  Fire ladies and gentleman of the Confederacy and of the South that is the missing ingredient!
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“In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed...No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.” ... Noah Webster


Many activist of the modern Confederate Cause are deeply troubled by the complacency of an overwhelming numbers of Southerners. There are so many who lack the vision, foresight, motivation or the enter fire.  The myriad of excuses we hear and read, seldom match the urgency of our situation.  While true patriots must consume valuable time and resources, campaigning for a few meager members, the complacent majority ignores their duty and responsibility, to both God and nation.  Through this very mindset of irresponsibility, neglect of duty, the indifferent among our numbers unintentionally becomes the cohorts of the occupation.  Our collective response has been sorely weakened, making the extinction of everything confederate an inevitable outcome.

Under such conditions, the just and honorable cause of the Confederacy may never be vindicated!  If this scenario does not change, all that we know as Confederate and historically Southern will in due course of time face annihilation.  What saith the Almighty God?  "Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer, they shall seek me early, but they shall not fine me; For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord:" (Proverbs 1:28-29).  Altering the outcome requires more then sweet clichés, or the wearing of a name like Southerner, Rebel, Redneck, Confederate or Southern Belle.  It takes more then a bumper sticker, a T-Shirt and an organizational membership; it requires activism, mixed with grit, determination, staying power and an inner fire.

Many respond to the Confederate Call with kind remarks, only to pass by without rendering assistance!  These are like unto the example given in the Holy Scripture "If my brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body, what doth it profit? (James 2:15-16).  All the rhetoric in our lexicon, accomplishes nothing, if it is not backed up by activism and fire.  We should at this stage of the modern Confederate Cause number in the millions, and possess a burning fire inside us, a drive, whereby we will not be stopped.  Yet in far to many cases, we spend our time complaining about the our enemies, rather then carrying out our own strategy for victory.  What precious little leadership we have, manages to show themselves only on rare and unusual occasions.

The Colonial Revolution found 1/3rd of the people supporting the British, 1/3rd were complacent, and General George Washington won an outstanding victory, with the 1/3rd of those that remained.  Even among these meager numbers, only a scant few were truly activists!  The British General Charles Cornwallis was besieged, and forced to surrender his army on 19 October 178l, at Yorktown Virginia.  Suddenly the streets were filled with the ‘I was with you all the time’ crowd, who reacted as if they had personally supported the revolution.  The large throngs of people came out their numbers cheering, waving and celebrating in every city, town and hamlet!  If the few of us in our time should somehow manage to win the victory, and the Confederacy is liberated.  There is one certainty, suddenly the multi-millions we cannot now muster, will suddenly appear as if coming out of the woodwork.  "We were with you all the time" is what they will say!  Everyone will then claim the mantel of a political activist when that day arrives, save perhaps for the Yankees.

God save the Confederacy .
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“God governs in the affairs of man.  And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?  We have been assured in the Sacred Writings that except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it.  I firmly believe this.  I also believe that, without His concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel” Constitutional Convention of 1787 | original manuscript of this speech … Benjamin Franklin
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