Knee-Mail: “Hold Your Position”

Knee-Mail: Hold Your Position
From: Kent Hovind
Sent: December 9, 2009
Posted: July 16, 2010
To: Four Soldiers in Afghanistan, Pastor Jones
Subject: Trusting God’s Leading

GOD: Good morning, Son!

kh: Lord! It’s 2:30 am!

GOD: Not where we are going Son. It’s supper time. You’ve been wondering why I’ve kept you there for so long haven’t you?

kh: Yes, Lord! Every day! Do I finally get an answer?

GOD: That depends on how well you listen, Son. Let’s go . . .

kh: Wow! It’s chilly here. Where are we Lord?

GOD: In the hills of Afghanistan, Son. Do you see those four US soldiers behind the rocks on that hill?

kh: Yes, Lord.

GOD: Go listen to them, Son. They won’t be able to see you.

kh: OK, Lord . . .

Private First Class: Hey, Sarge. We’ve been here for five days and nights now and haven’t seen a single person. There is nobody out here. There is a whole war going on just forty miles away and we are missing it. Why does the General keep us here? I’m trained to fight. This sitting is wearing on my nerves. What good are we doing here?

Sargent: I don’t understand it either, Private, but I’ve been a soldier a long time. I’ve learned to just obey orders. Especially from General Jacobson. He has never been wrong since I’ve known him. I know we’ve been up here a long time and we are all tired, lonely, itching for a fight and bored half out of our minds. I know it seems like we have been forgotten, but we haven’t been. Just hold this position as ordered.

Corporal: Hey, Sarge. It’s 1800 hours. Time to check in with HQ. Should I send the signal?

Sarge: Yes, Corporal, one flash only. You know we can’t use the radio so you will have one try to hit that mountain with the laser. It’s 20K away. Take your time and aim carefully!

Corp: Yes, Sir! I can hit it first try.

Headquarters Colonel: General Jacobson, we just got the single flash from hill 1403. Those men have got to be tired, bored and wondering why you left them way out there alone. Can we give them any message?

Gen: Colonel, the Taliban cave is ten meters right under their feet and our men don’t even know it. That whole hill is full of caves. Our intel says there are at least forty Taliban fighters in there with enough explosives to take out half a city. If we move our men out, the next night those Taliban will come out like a swarm of angry bees and kill hundreds of people. Our men can’t move and we can’t tell them why. The Taliban has got to be running low on food, water, supplies, and patience too.
As long as our men stay put, it foils the plans. You know I’d love to tell our men how important that position is but I can’t right now. We will call them home soon and explain the whole thing. Until then, they have to just wait (Psalm 27:14; Psalm 46:10). I chose that squad because Sarge has been with me for years. He’s a good soldier and he trusts me. He will follow orders. Send two flashes only . . .

Corporal: Sarge. I got the message back. Two flashes only.

Sarge: OK, men. You know what that means. Hold this position. Keep an eye out.

PFC: For what, Sarge? There aren’t any enemy fighters within forty miles of here! I really want to do something for the war effort. Sitting out here on this little hill makes no sense.

Sarge: It doesn’t make sense to me either, Soldier. It doesn’t have to. Hold your position.

GOD: Let’s go home, Son. . . . Did you get your answer?

kh: I think so, Lord. I don’t need to understand. I just need to trust You to see a bigger picture and keep me where You need me (Romans 8:28).

GOD: Very good, Son! You are slow but there is hope. If those four lonely soldiers left their post, evil would burst out of the hill like fizz out of a warm, well-shaken can of coke. Just a few well-placed men stopped it. I have My children scattered in various spots all over the planet, Son. I’m keeping evil in check. Once I remove My children (I Thessalonians 4:17), evil will explode all over the world (II Timothy 3:13).

kh: I see, Lord.

GOD: Two more stops, Son, before you go back to bed. . . . This is Pastor Jones’ office. He’s been pastor of this little church for thirty-five years. He’s praying the same prayer he has prayed several times a day for thirty-five years, but you need to hear it . . .

Pastor Jones: Dear Lord, why do You keep me here? I’ve been faithful for thirty-five years to preach Your Word, yet only twenty-seven people come to church. This tiny town has another church. I know the pastor is a liberal, but, Lord, I’ve knocked on every door in these hills and witnessed to everyone who will listen. My brother and I were both called to preach on the same day and went to the same school to train. Now his church has 2,000 every week and his TV ministry reaches thousands more. There is nothing here for me to do, Lord. Would You please let me move? I don’t understand it, Lord, but I trust You.
Please give me grace to endure. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

GOD: I send him two flashes each time, Son. Hold still. Come with me and I’ll show you why . . . Do you see those three men in the woods by the campfire?

kh: Yes, Lord.

GOD: Go listen, Son (Ezekiel 8:5-18).

Mayor: Good evening, Friends. Thanks for meeting me out here. I won’t be long. Is everything set?

Sheriff: It’s all set on my end, Mayor. I’ve got the right people in place at our little airport and the contacts in Columbia are ready to do business. Once the final obstacles are cleared, we will have the biggest drug and sex-slave route in the country. Nobody would ever suspect our sleepy little town of any wrong. Everyone looks at us as fine upstanding pillars of the community. Ha! We will be rich!

Pastor: Well, I know it all rests on me. I’ve been doing all I can do to discredit and discourage that crazy old fundamentalist preacher. I take jabs at him nearly every sermon to keep people from listening to him. He has less than thirty people going to his church now. He will get discouraged and quit soon, I’m sure.

Mayor: It’s a shame his church and parsonage are so close to our only airport. If we started getting lots of late night flights he would get suspicious and alert the authorities. We can’t have that. He has to go. That’s all there is to it. Let’s keep working on that.

Sheriff: I can’t find any dirt on him. He’s as clean as a hound’s tooth. If I hassle him or arrest him without good cause, it will just tip him off to a problem. I’ll watch him though.

Mayor: OK, Gentlemen, keep a low key and keep working to get rid of him. Until then, we must just bide our time. We need to hurry though. We are losing a fortune every week (I Timothy 6:10). Let’s cross hands, recite the oath and get home before our wives get suspicious.

kh: Wow, Lord! That discouraged preacher is keeping a lid on evil and doesn’t even know it, does he?

GOD: He knows there is a spiritual battle, all right, but he has no clue how deep it goes in his own little area. Sometimes I call on My children to serve in hard or lonely spots like your prison, pastoring in a small town or mission field or even staying faithful in a bad marriage to keep the children or spouse from going wild (I Peter 3:1). Esther had a pretty bad marriage. She had to share her husband with scores of other women, but she stayed faithful to Me and saved her entire nation (Esther 4-9). John served Me for many lonely years on the Isle of Patmos, but while he was there, I showed him the future and had him write The Revelation. Now millions have been saved and encouraged by knowing what’s coming. Joni Ericson Tada has spent many lonely years in a wheelchair, but her faith has inspired millions.

kh: Including me!

GOD: Including you.

kh: Is my presence here needed to keep a lid on something, Lord?

GOD: Not just there, Son. Study the history of Edgefield. There is more evil hidden in the hearts and minds of people involved in and watching your case than you would believe. When My people are removed, the evil will explode all over the planet. Evil is getting worse, son (II Timothy 3:13). All My children need to keep the whole armor of God on (Ephesians 6:10-17) and be ready to stand fast (Galatians 5:1). I know this is hard for you, son, and that you want to go home. There are men in the dorm and people on the outside that are watching you even if you don’t see them. I’ll reward those who are faithful to Me, beyond their wildest dream! Especially those who are called on to suffer for My name (II Timothy 2:2-12; Revelation 2:10). Hold your position! I’ve got your back.


  1. Emah July 17, 2010 8:09 am Reply

    Thank you so much for this awesome encouragement today ! How could I have forgotten about the battle ? I guess I have been caught up in the discouragement sweeping through our land. Thank you again Dr. Hovind. I think I will get back to holding the position He has put me in. May the Lord bless you today and bring you home to those who love you, real soon.

  2. Jason July 18, 2010 5:14 am Reply

    Dear Kent,

    What a fine post, a message which answers a lot of questions. The subject of movement in the realms of the Lords kingdom is always part of my daily prayers too. Based upon my experience with the Lord I had come to the conclusion that I must be in the right place and my frustrations (upon lack of movement) are best answered in knowing that it is all in the Lords timing. Yet the underlying message of this post explains the issue so much better; Thank You.

    In previous experiences I remember praying hard for movement for years but the Lords answer to me was always “sit down and wait” & “continue with what you have at hand”. Every time I tried to stand and move on under my own strength & motivation something somehow would always return me to the “sit down and wait” position. It was very frustrating but I again had to “carry on with what I had at hand”. When movement did eventually come it’s timing was right at the point of, “LORD!! My worldly support has now come to an end, HELP!!”, and at that point the door was opened and the movement I craved so much was given to me on a plate. It wasn’t until sometime afterward that I came to the understanding that the seemingly insignificant “carrying on with what was at hand” that I had been doing in the meantime was actually very important and I had been blessed with an ability to be very good at it (unbeknown to me at the time).

    I still crave movement (in other areas now), and it is still frustrating. I wonder whether in this worldly dispensation this will always be the case?

    I liked the point you made, “When My people are removed, the evil will explode all over the planet”, and no doubt the Lord will “speak to them in His wrath and Vex them in his sore displeasure” (psalm 2).

    Lots of Love

    Jason x

  3. baycommander July 19, 2010 6:44 am Reply

    Thanks for writing this. It was personally encouraging to me as I am in a hard place at my job, and I plan to share it with others. Many of us know that the Lord is using you, besides for your family, the men you are living with and those who follow you, wondering at your consistency, to teach us how to live under tyranny. In Christ, Kathy Jaggers for the family

  4. DrJoe July 19, 2010 8:20 am Reply

    Dr. Kent,
    God has blessed me through your ongoing ministry. Your willingness to stay by the stuff and not be discouraged as set a course for others like myself to follow. I will keep you informed as I recover from my stroke and am scheduled for sentencing because I wrote my book. My dear wife has been God’s choicest for me and has her heart fixed on what God has in store for us. Thank you for your encouragement.
    In God’s love and blessing,
    Dr. Joe and Judy

  5. Strunk family July 20, 2010 8:42 am Reply

    Hi Brother Hovind. Not a day goes by when our family thinks about you
    and wonders when you will be home again.
    We just want you to know that you are cared for and prayed for often.
    Last Sunday at our church we had a tremendous message on Christ’s Return. (Our church has opposing views of how it will all pan out) however, we know time is very short and we need to be ready every day!
    This morning we read Psalm 140. What an encouragement it was to us today as we see more and more evil approaching.

    We want to extend to you and Mrs. Hovind a wonderful, Blessed, Happy Anniversary. May God be with you both during this terrible trial.

    We are so thankful for your ministry. God is still using it in a powerful way. If you think of it, can you please pray for our niece Rebecca. She is in her 3rd year of college at Florida State and we just saw her last week.
    She is filled with ideas that totally strange to us. We knew it was getting bad but seeing her fruit from last year to this year is incredible. She is coming up with some wierd terminolgy and strange religious beliefs and she stated she is totally anti capitalist. It seems she is really having her head filled with nonsense. She is supposed to be spending a few days here at our house. Can’t wait to show her your series.
    God Bless you Brother, May God be very near to you today,
    All of our prayers and Love,
    The Strunk Family

  6. Julio Garcia July 24, 2010 7:51 pm Reply

    Dr. Hovind,

    Thanks for this message, as a trainee preacher (I’m assisting Midwestern Baptist College at the moment, if it brings back any memories), I want to thank you for preparing me in the area of Creation – it is a topic poorly addressed by a lot of churches, and in my country (I come from Dominican Republic but attend college in Michigan) no one really knows a lot about Creation, in an specific and scientific way.

    In short, I’ve never met you but I’m sure glad you’re doing what you do for Jesus – I’m 23 and looking to come and pastor here in the Dominican, where the amazingness of Creation has yet to shine completely.

    God bless, thanks for your illustration in this message, it reminded me and made me aware of the battle.

    With undying gratitude,
    Julio Garcia

  7. Ashlyn August 11, 2010 9:01 pm Reply

    Hey Dr. Hovind!
    My name is Ashlyn and when I was 11 years old you spoke at a purity conference at my old church. God has used your ministry to touch my life and help me give an answer for the hope that lies within me! My family is praying for your health and safety and I hope you can rejoin your family soon!! I am also praying that they will allow you to see your wife!! Im so sorry they won’t. Our justice system is so screwed up!!! I know of sex offenders who molest a child and get 3 years as long as they go to classes and wear ankle bracelets. It is soooooo wrong. But, just like Paul, God is using you and will use you in mighty ways! Be encouraged! He is always near and He does see the bigger picture! Thank you for this encouraging letter!!

  8. Sarah Benischek August 25, 2010 11:54 am Reply

    Great message! You are right on key with this! Thanks for posting!

  9. Spencer Kroencke August 30, 2010 8:12 am Reply

    Dear Brother Kent,
    I wonder if brother John saw you from federal prison solitary confinement, I’m sure brother Peter would have been encouraged by your praise of our Big Daddy when he had his little hitch in the municipal jail, and brother Paul, wow, running from the authorities aided by those unnamed brothers down that wall (do you think any of those brothers did time over that) then years later he made that voyage for appeal from the federal government because of those local cronies. I am almost in tears as I think of how bold he was to go up against so great an evil; what a soldier. And the others, how many untold families have been disrupted by evil men bearing rule. Stay strong, brother Big Daddy is sending his first born again. This time he’s not going to just lay down and take it. If I didn’t know that big old lion I would be terrified. Did you hear the republic is dead? I gathered you did from the recent post about your progress with our supposed “article III court”. Do you think our brother’s and sisters are going to wake up. I read a penny the other day and it told me something like “E Plumburus Unum”. I almost said some things I shouldn’t as that shinny 100th of a note seemed to be a mockery from our seemingly divided communist/fascist empire. But I stopped and took a breath and said “Big Daddy, your laughin aren’t you” He said “Yep, but I won’t be much longer.” And I shuttered, and I wept because I knew Big Daddy’s first born is chomping at the bit and the children of this world don’t no the calamity that is about to befall them. Then I had to stop and praise him because I remembered he used to laugh at me. Stay strong brother, big brother Jesus is coming soon!

    Love and prayers and admiration and no king but Jesus,
    Spencer Kroencke

  10. Robert Kay August 30, 2010 12:04 pm Reply

    Dear Kent Hovind
    I just want you to know I feel time is real short you seem to have GOD with and you know what needs to be done where your at my son is starting college today i went and gave him your website yesterday and told him what ever they tell you in science to compare to your videos I just got thru Praising and thanking GOD for all i got Ive been going thru a lot of trying times with my family and people and feel all alone sometimes your writings Ive been reading is so encouraging and uplifting thanks so much for standing up to tyranny Love and Blessings in YAHUAH(GOD)thru Yahushua(Jesus) HalleluYAH and Amen 2Ti 3:11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me. Mar 10:30 But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.

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