Monday, June 13, 2011

...God was taking care of America...

From my Inbox - thanks to Dean


Tour boats ferry people out to the USS Arizona Memorial in Hawaii every thirty minutes. We just missed a ferry and had to wait thirty minutes. I went into a small gift shop to kill time. In the gift shop, I purchased a small book entitled, "Reflections on Pearl Harbor" by Admiral Chester Nimitz.

Sunday, December 7th, 1941--Admiral Chester Nimitz was attending a concert in Washington D.C. He was paged and told there was a phone call for him. When he answered the phone, it was President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the phone. He told Admiral Nimitz that he (Nimitz) would now be the Commander of the Pacific Fleet.
Admiral Nimitz flew to Hawaii to assume command of the Pacific Fleet. He landed at Pearl Harbor on Christmas Eve, 1941. There was such a spirit of despair, dejection and defeat--you would have thought the Japanese had already won the war. On Christmas Day, 1941, Adm. Nimitz was given a boat tour of the destruction wrought on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. Big sunken battleships and navy vessels cluttered the waters every where you looked. As the tour boat returned to dock, the young helmsman of the boat asked, "Well Admiral, what do you think after seeing all this destruction?" Admiral Nimitz's reply shocked everyone within the sound of his voice. Admiral Nimitz said, "The Japanese made three of the biggest mistakes an attack force could ever make or God was taking care of America . Which do you think it was?" Shocked and surprised, the young helmsman asked, "What do mean by saying the Japanese made the three biggest mistakes an attack force ever made?"

Nimitz explained. Mistake number one: the Japanese attacked on Sunday morning. Nine out of every ten crewmen of those ships were ashore on leave. If those same ships had been lured to sea and been sunk--we would have lost 38,000 men instead of 3,800.

Mistake number two: when the Japanese saw all those battleships lined in a row, they got so carried away sinking those battleships, they never once bombed our dry docks opposite those ships. If they had destroyed our dry docks, we would have had to tow everyone of those ships to America to be repaired. As it is now, the ships are in shallow water and can be raised. One tug can pull them over to the dry docks, and we can have them repaired and at sea by the time we could have towed them to America . And I already have crews ashore anxious to man those ships.

Mistake number three: every drop of fuel in the Pacific theater of war is in top of the ground storage tanks five miles away over that hill. One attack plane could have strafed those tanks and destroyed our fuel supply. That's why I say the Japanese made three of the biggest mistakes an attack force could make or God was taking care of America .

I've never forgotten what I read in that little book. It is still an inspiration as I reflect upon it. In jest, I might suggest that because Admiral Nimitz was a Texan, born and raised in Fredricksburg , Texas --he was a born optimist. But anyway you look at it--Admiral Nimitz was able to see a silver lining in a situation and circumstance where everyone else saw only despair and defeatism. President Roosevelt had chosen the right man for the right job. We desperately needed a leader that could see silver linings in the midst of the clouds of dejection, despair and defeat.

There is a reason that our national motto is,

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The USA must have Revival or we will have Revolution or Slavery

Flexible Fasting and Praying

I am learning Flexible Fasting which is to fast as much as you can
with God's help
Try to skip one meal a day or just eat one meal a day with God's help
and pray as much as you can
I try to watch no TV and to listen to Christian radio and I have the Bible on CDs and listen to the Bible in the background when in my office and now I am listening to the Psalms
over and over to try at 77 to memorize all I can and I try flexible witnessing
by wearing Bible verse tags wherever I go and my current tag says:

For Me to Live
To Die Is Gain!

I was in Washington DC at the Marine Barracks
for a 2 hour Marine Military Concert
June 10th and had many positive responses from the Marines,
Veterans, and others of the estimated 10,000 in attendance!
And I verbally witnessed to as many Marines
and others as possible!
May God Bless

When I am too busy to also give out tracts every person I meet they can read this in about 3 seconds
and those who agree tell me and those who do not never tell me,
they just look away but the Holy Spirit can force them
to remember what they read!

Brother Dean McClain 1590AM Radio
History is always HIStory!
Free Speech - Use It or Lose It!
Freedom - Defend it Now or Lose it!
Independent Baptist by Conviction and Practice
A Wise Man has a Teachable Spirit,
a Wise Guy does not!
Why settle for a religion when you can have a personal relationship with
the Lord Jesus Christ?
The USA is finding out now what happens
when you turn your back on God!
Let others jostle for prominence
on the religious stage;
I'd rather venture into the front line of the Gospel. - Lawrence Pan
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1 comment:

Bro. Jeff Hallmark said...

Anonymous, I did my research, and the article stands.