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.