The Gideon Battalion

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The Gideon Battalion

7 January 2009


Founder
Confederate Legion

A Battalion normally numbers 700 and according to the Holy Scriptures, Gideon’s Army was reduced, a step at a time, under the commands of the Almighty God. Therefore in today’s world Gideon’s 300 would be roughly a company and a half! However, the issue is that 300 Confederates in our time could actually defeat an enemy 100, 1000 or even 10000 times their numbers, if they are in the will of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Should those of us who believe in and advocate the Confederate Cause, humble ourselves before Him in prayer, and seek His Divine intervention, we will see miracles.
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"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sins, and will heal their land." {IIChronicles 7:14}.
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"And the hand of the Midian prevailed against Israel: and because of the Midianities the children of Israel made them the dens which are in the mountains, and caves, and strong holds. And so it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, and the Amalekites, and the children of the east, even they came up against them; And they encamped against them, and destroyed the increase of the earth, till thou come unto Gaza, and left no sustenance for the Israel, neither sheep, nor ox, nor ass. For they came up with their cattle and their tents, and they came as grasshoppers for multitude; for both they and their camels were without number; and they entered into the land to destroy it." (Judges 6:2-5).
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"Now therefore go to, proclaim in the ears of the people, saying, whosoever is fearful and afraid, let him return and depart early from mount Gilead. And they’re returned of the people twenty and two thousand; and there remained ten thousand. And the Lord said unto Gideon, The people are yet to many; bring them down unto the water, and I will try them for thee there: and it shall be, that of whom I say unto thee, This shall go with thee, the same shall go with thee; and of whomsoever I say unto thee, This shall not go with thee, the same shall not go.
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So he brought down the people unto the water and the Lord said unto Gideon, Every one that lappeth of the water with his tongue, as a dog lappeth, him shall thou set by himself; likewise every one that bowed down upon his knees to drink. And the number them that lappets, putting their hand to their mouth, were three hundred men: but all the rest of the people bowed down upon their knees to drink. And the Lord said unto Gideon, By the three hundred men that lapped will I save you, and deliver the Midianites into thine hand: and let all the other people go every man unto his place." (Judges 7:3-7).
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After having read these scriptural verses, and considering what they meaning, in the modern context of our own time! Our Lord was obviously speaking of those, who would truly and steadfastly follow His will and purpose! Then it came to me, that should we in modern times actually create a Confederate Gideon Battalion after the example described in these verses? Such a battalion could quite literally awe and inspire people, and would likely turn the tide in our favor!
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While the structure of a modern Gideon Battalion began to take shape in my mind; even its banner became clear to me. This battalion flag would be blue like unto the Bonnie Blue Flag! It would have a white Christian Cross with seven stars position like a rainbow above the cross. The cross is the symbols of our faith, and the stars like unto a signet, indicating the Almighty God will go out before us into battle. Additionally the Confederate Gideon Battalion membership must be selected from the few, rather then the many, those who possess the heart and spirit of a Gideon Warrior.
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Thus I am presenting to you, a concept heretofore unknown in modern times, the formation of a battalion of troops of limited size, which shall be known as "the Gideon Battalion." Weknow our Lord, would not have anyone who is afraid to serve, or who lacks courage and determination, in the face of adversity. There are those that are slack in carrying out their duties, who will not be loyal, being interested solely in vainglory, lacking in diligence, determination and principle.
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On the other hand there are those, which are among us that are not of us, believing solely in 'history, heritage and culture only' while leave out our nationhood. These should not consider joining! Those not prepared to give, their last full measure of devotion, if necessary, for the cause of liberating the Confederate States of America from occupation, subjugation and cultural cleansing. These should not consider joining!
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In like manner he who feels it inappropriate to march under the Christian Cross, or who may be critical of the concept; these should not join! It is indeed possible to effectively create a military command titled the Gideon Battalion, if the faint of heart and the coy are not permitted among its numbers, but only the bold, those that will stay the course and stand in the shoes of our forefathers, while looking to the future.
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This battalion would not be organized as a coalition of compromisers, nor will it be a chat room, but must be hard corps, while standing upon those founding principles, for which our forefather fought, suffered, bled and died. Their mission and purpose must be the independence of the Confederate States of America, and its rebirth as a God Fearing Nation. Therefore, if you have even the slightest hesitation, do not join!
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If you have any motive, other then what has been proclaimed as our mission and purpose; then again, do not join. If you are 'AMERICAN BY BIRTH, AND SOUTHERN BY THE GRACE OF GOD' then do not join, for this is merely a cliché. We are rather 'Committed believers in the Almighty God, in Christ Jesus, by the New Birth, and Patriots of the Confederacy, by His Divine providence and grace, and that is no cliché.
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The Gideon Battalion will not march, merely to reinforce paganism in a free-for-all society! We will march however, by His Divine grace, that we might establish the Almighty God, in Christ Jesus the Holy Scriptures and Prayer, as the road map, and foundation of our nation, thereby becoming a light unto a heathen world. If these issues puzzle you, then stop reading now, and let the issue of a Gideon Battalion pass.
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What is envisioned here does not come from the mind of a prophet or seer, but merely that of a servant of the One True God, as I go about my duties in His service? If this troubles you, then again stop reading now! We will inevitably do whatever must be done in order to fulfill our mission and purpose! If somehow by chance, you have a brilliant idea, that you can alter the Gideon Battalion or else become argumentative, and engage in debate, think again.
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My prayers are that in organizing such a battalion, only those who are true to the Living God should be permitted to participate. The Gideon Battalion would be by definition an elite corps, the chosen few, just as they were in the time of Gideon, in the Holy Scriptures. Most people would never consider such an idea as the Gideon Battalion, but when created in such a manner as to truly earn its name, the results would be awe-inspiring.
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The Gideon Battalion will become a blessing and a centerpiece of the Confederate Cause, and a concept well worth taking seriously. Our modern day Gideon troops will be known as a Battalion, while realizing that Gideon’s Army numbered 300 members, and a company numbers 175, so Gideon’s Army was far less then a battalion in numbers. But be that as it may, we are speaking here of only 300 members, plus officers!
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Therefore we shall pick and choose, just as did Gideon, until we achieve the select few 300 in number, which must be the best of the best, the elite few who will stand in our time, just as boldly as did Gideon’s 300 in ancient times. In this way, we will know that it is the Almighty God, in Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior, who will have delivered our nation, out of the hands of our occupation forces.
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The ancient Hebrew were not delivered out of bondage in Egypt by their own power, thus we as Confederate will not see our nation, the Confederate States of America, delivered out of occupation, by our meager own powers. The Confederate Gideon Battalion has found it so difficult to recruit and retain sufficient numbers, or to maintain their loyalty. Nonetheless, we shall not lower the standard!
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We will not permit compromising in building the Gideon Battalion! We shall instead raise the standard, as illustrated in the above verses, which tell the story of Gideon’s 300, in like manner, our ranks will be made up of the chosen few and not the many, the best, and not the mediocre. Those who will become in effect the Army of the Living God!
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Where we have failed in our effort, we shall now relinquish the ultimate Command of the Confederate Gideon Battalion to the Almighty God Himself, in Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior.
Victory is for those who believe in a cause the most, and believe the longest!
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We are most certainly engaged in a prolonged war, however, since the surrender of our Confederate Armies, our war can only be fought on the political, cultural and economic arena. We do fight not against flesh and blood, but against spiritual forces in high places! Let us humble ourselves before Him and seek His face that we might be found worthy of His good graces!
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God save the Confederacy

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