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South Dakota News Story of OSA’s Event

Encouraged by hands-off COVID-19 approach, group seeking state abortion ban plans South Dakota ‘operation’

Dallas-based Operation Save America is planning to hold an “Operation Abolish Abortion” event in Sioux Falls from Oct. 21-24. Group leader Rev. Rusty Lee Thomas said the group decided on a South Dakota event after watching Gov. Kristi Noem and the state Legislature resist calls for mandates and lockdowns meant to limit the spread of COVID-19. Now the state should go its own way on laws regarding abortion, the group believes.

Written By: Jeremy Fugleberg | Oct 9th 2020 – 5pm.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — An anti-abortion group seeking state abortion bans is planning to hold an event in South Dakota later this month, encouraged by Gov. Kristi Noem’s relatively hands-off approach to pandemic restrictions that bucked some federal recommendations.

Dallas-based Operation Save America is planning to hold an “Operation Abolish Abortion” event in Sioux Falls, based out of a Baptist church in Montrose, S.D., from Oct. 21 to 24.

The event will include protests at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Sioux Falls, the only place to get an abortion in the state, as well as a high school and college campus, according to the Rev. Rusty Lee Thomas, national director for Operation Save America.

Thomas said the group decided on a South Dakota event after watching Noem and the state Legislature resist calls for mandates and lockdowns meant to limit the spread of COVID-19, including calls from some federal health officials for more restrictive action, including promotion of mask-wearing.

The group says it has purchased a $1,600 advertisement in the Pierre Capital Journal newspaper on Oct. 22 to publish an open letter to officials praising Noem and legislators for their approach.

“South Dakota has led the way in securing the liberty of its citizens during this politically charged pandemic,” the group’s letter begins, according to its post. “The governor and the legislators took a principled stand against the overreach of the federal government to safeguard freedom.”

Thomas said his group is seeking for Noem and other leaders to now take a go-it-alone approach to ban abortion.

“We just want to encourage her and the Legislature to be consistent,” he said. “We did this to protect the life and liberty and the freedom of the citizens under your jurisdiction in South Dakota. Now how about doing this for the pre-born?”

Noem spokesman Ian Fury Thursday, Oct. 8, said the governor wasn’t familiar with the group and hadn’t been in contact with them.

“She stands for the right to life of every human being, born and unborn, and respects everyone’s First Amendment freedoms of religion, speech and assembly,” Fury wrote.

Operation Save America will also seek to meet with local officials to encourage them to “interpose” against federal law and Supreme Court decisions legalizing abortion and gay marriage, based on a belief held by the group known as the Lesser Magistrate Doctrine, said Thomas.

Under the doctrine, state and local officials have the right and responsibility to step in and essentially ignore a federal law or Supreme Court decision considered unjust or immoral.

A spokeswoman for Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken on Thursday said the group has not contacted the mayor’s office

Protests detailed for Planned Parenthood

Operation Save America is the successor to Operation Rescue, a group that made a name for itself in the late ’80s and early ’90s under activist leader Randall Terry when its members conducted sit-ins to physically block access to clinics.

(Another group based in Kansas named Operation Rescue considers itself the true successor to the original group.)

Thomas said direct action, such as blocking clinic access, is something his group does, calling it “still a tool in the toolbox.”

Thomas said his group’s plans for the Planned Parenthood protest in Sioux Falls include prayers, worship, preaching and sidewalk counselors to talk to those seeking to visit the clinic, and wouldn’t include all attendees.

Thomas said he’s not sure how many people will attend, partly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization booked 30 rooms in a Sioux Falls hotel, with an additional 10 rooms in another hotel to accommodate overflow attendees, according to a post on the group’s Facebook page. The event’s host church is Ramsey Baptist Church in Montrose, according to the group.

The Sioux Falls Police Department Friday said the group hasn’t requested or received a permit, which is required for any assembly involving 25 people or more.

Planned Parenthood said it was preparing for the group’s arrival and would reach out to authorities if needed.

“We will be prepared to care for our patients and help them navigate the event so they can get the health care that they need and that they rely on us to provide,” Planned Parenthood said in a statement. “We will contact the authorities if the rights of our patients or staff are threatened or violated.”

Election Sermon
Below is the link is to an important message preached recently at our church, Church at Tree Lake. If you just want to hear the sermon you can forward it to that segment of the service.

It is called “Election Sermon.” My pastor, Jeff Wyers, asked me to preach it before the elections this November. It was a blessing and an honor to do so.

If you find any merit, please pass it on in your sphere of influence. Thanks!

Here is the link to the sermon.

#electionsermon
#Kingofkings
#churchandstate
#KingdomofGod

OSA National Event Report

What we thought impossible in pulling off a national event in this bizarre year, our Lord made possible. We serve a God “who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us” (Ephesians 3:20). What we imagined would be a disaster trying to negotiate through the Covid 19 madness, turned out to be an advance of the Gospel of the Kingdom to abolish abortion.

Testimonies from all over the world have poured in from this Kingdom effort. Each session live streamed on Facebook or posted on Youtube had thousands of views. This does not tell the whole story, however, of souls impacted. We know churches and households met with guests who were a part of those views. This means the vision, mission, and messages were multiplied in many souls who accessed these sessions.

Folks sent us videos of pastors going out to their local death camps for first time preaching the Gospel at the gates of hell. Different groups in different cities reported a swelling of their ranks from folks impacted by the sessions. Some people who contacted us were broken, contrite, and repenting of their sins of commission and omission amid the American holocaust.

Some were converted from the failed incremental, secular, pro-life regulation of baby murder and have adopted abolition as the only Biblically consistent response to this national abomination, which has brought national calamity upon us. Some took the church packets and magistrate packets and reached all the churches and magistrates in their communities.

One woman from Arizona is determined to get the messages and materials to all the churches in her state. Our seminar devoted to reaching magistrates went out to not only local magistrates, but national magistrates in Washington DC as well. Some of those who accessed the materials are decision and policy makers.

We heard of salvations, babies saved, and more good soldiers of Jesus Christ recruited into the battle for the souls of men, the lives of children, and the future of our broken, wounded land.

#OSA2020 and #defendthefatherless was by far the most unique national event in our history. We pray it will continue to be exceptional even after its conclusion. In some ways, we hope it is just the beginning of its effectiveness. We have a dear brother, Pastor Cali, the author of The Doctrine of Balaam (Highly recommend this book) who has volunteered to edit each session of our national event. The goal is to have two specific videos ten to fifteen minutes long. One is for pastors of churches and the other is to reach magistrates to encourage them to do their duty by treating abortion as a crime (murder) that must be penalized by law.

Pastor Cali will go through each session to pick out the most anointed, powerful truths, and highlights of the national event and condense them to reach pastors and magistrates throughout America. This is where OSA can use some volunteers with this next phase of the national event. We will need folks that will take these videos, once completed, along with our pastor’s letter and church resolution and send them through email to all the churches in each state that participates.

The next Kingdom assignment is to do the same with the magistrates in each state. We want to send them the specific video, along with our magistrate’s letter and other resources to Chiefs of Police, Sheriffs, Legislators, Lt. Governors and Governors. Let me know if you have an interest to help in that regard.

To access all the sessions, go to our website, www.operationsaveamerica.org and press on the first banner. If you find any merit, please pass these sessions on in your sphere of influence. Thanks!     

Leaders a Time Like This Demands

This is one of the two messages I delivered at the national event. The other one delivered was the tract sent out in last month’s newsletter called “What is Happening to America?”  Apologia Church recently featured this message on one of their platforms and it went out far and wide. Reports of lives impacted for the good have been confirmed. To God be the glory!

“Then I said, I will not make mention of Him, nor speak anymore in His name. But His word was in my heart like a burning fire shut up in my bones; I was weary of holding it back, and I could not” (Jeremiah 20:9).

Using the prophet Jeremiah as an example, let us launch into this message “Leaders a Time Like this Demands!” At times, Jeremiah became depressed and experienced serious dejection in his service to the Lord. He grew disillusioned of the dungeon ministry. Who relishes being lowered into a cesspool of sludge? He knew the source of his trouble was faithfully declaring the Word of the Lord to a nation that did not want to hear it nor take heed to its warnings.

This predicament endured by the weeping prophet inspired the famous verse of God’s Word acting like a fire shut up in his bones. Though he wanted desperately to quit the ministry, God would have none of it. He basically let Jeremiah know that if he refused to open his mouth and warn Israel, God’s Word would burn him to its core. Jeremiah, of course, relented and resumed obedience to the call on his life.

Jeremiah lived out the following quote by an unknown author (at least to me), “To be holiest in evil times, is an indication of the truth of grace. To profess religion when the times favor it, is no great matter. Almost all will court the Gospel Queen when she is hung with jewels. But to own the ways of God when they are decried and maligned, to love a persecuted truth—this evidences a vital principle of goodness.”

God prodded Jeremiah to love a persecuted truth and be faithful to an unpopular message. It was critical to Jeremiah’s future usefulness in God’s Kingdom as it relates to leadership. After Jeremiah renounced his own birth like Job before him and struggled deeply with the strife, contention and curses arrayed against him, The Lord granted him a precious promise, “The Lord said: “Surely it will be well with your remnant; Surely I will cause the enemy to intercede with you (Treat you well) in the time of adversity and in the time of affliction” (Jeremiah 15:11).

In other words, Jeremiah, once I watch over the word you prophesied and cause it to come to pass, your enemies who maligned, scorned, persecuted, and hated you, they will entreat you well in those days. They will eventually connect the dots and look to you to lead them out of the malaise they created by their rebellion and rejection of God.

Saints, to be a leader a time like this demands, it begins with love for a persecuted truth and maintaining the declaration of an unpopular message. Once this is established, there are three other building blocks of Biblical principles that will help to establish true leaders at a time our nation is so bereft of them.

First Principle: God Works through Headship.

We know from Holy Writ that God works through headship. The enemy of our souls knows this reality as well. If you smite the shepherd, the sheep scatter. If a father fails, the family falls apart. If a CEO of a company embezzles funds, shareholders lose their investments. If a pastor runs off with the secretary, his family is left devastated and the local church in shambles. God’s Word declares, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan” (Proverbs 29:2).

To drive home this principle, consider the miraculous intervention, which took place when Paul and Silas were praising God while in stocks in the Macedonian jail. As their prayers and praise reached heaven, God unleashed a major earthquake that rocked the jail. As it was being shaken to its core, all the prisoner’s chains were loosed, and the prison doors flung opened. Obviously, the keeper of the jail was deeply concerned for his life. If any escaped, his death was required. Trembling, he went to Paul and Silas and asked them the most important question of his fleeting life, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved” (Acts 16:30)? 

Paul responded, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household” (Acts 16:31). Data reveals that when a child comes to true faith, some of the family may follow. If the wife and mother gets saved, some may also follow, but if the father submits to the Lordship of Christ, the majority of the family becomes redeemed. This is the headship principle at work in the real world.

Our nation and much of the church and family is out of divine order and we are spinning out of control. God’s authority follows and rests upon those who take Biblical responsibility and that divine responsibility falls to the male of the species in the home, the church, and our communities. 1 Corinthians 16:13 admonishes men, “Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.”

The first admonishment is for men to be watchful. This command hearkens back to the “watchmen on the wall” narrative promoted in the Old Testament. Men, husbands, fathers, pastors, and elders, what is coming in and going out of your families and communities? Are men so morally and spiritually compromised, do we know or even care? We must awaken to fulfill our areas of responsibility. We must be vigilant for our adversary the devil goes about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8).

The second call is for men to “stand fast in the faith.” The Apostle James reminds us, “A double minded man is unstable in all his ways” (James 1:8). Men need to make firm commitments to the Lord and lead courageously with His truth to be leaders a time like this demands. The last thing families, churches, and our communities need today are men who vacillate between two opinions and whose lives do not point true north morally and spiritually (1 Kings 18:21).  

The third challenge is “quit you like men.” This does not mean when the going gets tough, men should just quit. No, this is Heavenly Father encouraging men to be and act like men, to fulfill their role as men. In the modern vernacular this is God saying, “You the man!”

Lastly, men are called to be strong. God presupposes strength to the male and though this is fighting words today in our feminized nation, God calls women the “weaker vessel” (1 Peter 3:7). In times past, it was this revelation that inspired Christian chivalry that transformed men from predators to protectors. It is all but gone in these sexually confusing days when Americans do not even know the difference between a boy and a girl. God help us.

Second Principle: God Judges and Restores Nations Based upon Leadership

Isaiah 3:8-12 demonstrates that when a nation’s sayings and doings are against the Lord, God brings judgment. What does the nature of that judgment look like in the real world? Mighty men, honorable judges, respectable elders, and true prophets in the land are marginalized and nation’s get turned over to weak, inept, wicked rulers, which culminates with “children will become our oppressors, and women rule over us. O My people! Those who lead you cause you to err, and destroy the way of your paths” (Isaiah 3:12).

Thinking we are an enlightened, sophisticated and 21st century educated people, little does our nation know that we are descending deeper and deeper into God’s curse. We have exchanged patriarchy for feminism and have suffered all its subsequent evils, abortion, homosexuality, gender confusion, and the breakdown of the family. If our nation does not repent, it will prove to be a harbinger of greater woe to come.  

Is there any hope? Just as God judges’ nations based upon leadership, He also restores nations based upon leadership. We see this pattern throughout the book of Judges. Israel would be led astray, go a whoring after other gods, commit idolatry, and come under oppression. At those desperate times, they would cry out to God in repentance and He would answer by raising up judges, champions, and deliverers who would drive out the oppressors, set God’s people free, and restore the land in righteousness. If this is the Biblical pattern, how important is it for our future to consciously and deliberately raise up leaders a time like this demands?

In the book of Judges, there are two key sayings that define much of the historical struggle in Israel. The first one was, “Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord.” Israel always had hope that God would rescue them if they acknowledged they had done evil in the sight of the Lord. The other saying that defined the book of Judges was, “There was no king in Israel and everyman did what was right in their own eyes” (Judges 17:6). When Israel was defined by that statement, the nation experienced some of the most perverse and horrific brutality in their nation’s turbulent history.  Which statement accurately describes America today?

Last Principle: There is a Great Need for Prophetic Reformers

One of the principles and saying that came out of the historic reformation was “Semper Reformanda,” or Always Reforming. The Reformers knew we as God’s people had a tendency towards laziness, forgetfulness, and disobedience to the Lord as we struggled against our sinful nature. The need for reformation would therefore always be a sanctifying challenge set before us.

I find it interesting that it has been over 500 years since the church stopped and took what we thought, believed, and our behavior and held it up to the light of Scripture to see if it passes Biblical muster, especially, in the American Church that has been unduly influenced by our corrupt American culture and government.

This leads to the necessity of prophetic reformers in our day. We need men like the Sons of Issachar who understood the times and knew what Israel ought to do (1 Chronicles 12:32). We need young people who will take the time to honestly access the condition of the family, the church, and their nation and give their lives to fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).

Jesus evaluated His generation, “But to what shall I liken this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to their companions, and saying: We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; We mourned to you, and you did not lament. For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, he has a demon. The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, Look, a glutton and a winebibber, a friend of tax collectors and sinners! But wisdom is justified by her children” (Matthew 11:16-19).

What was our Lord’s view of His generation?They were responding to God, just not correctly and it cost them dearly. We need prophetic reformers, leaders a time like this demands, who can discern their generation, the sign of the times, and give their lives to take what is and make it what it ought to be according to God’s word, will, and way in Jesus’ name!

As of this writing, OSA is beginning to plan for our Fall regional event. The location is Sioux Falls, SD. The dates are October 21st-24th, 2020. There will be three rally nights, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings. There will also be three days of street activities that include meeting with magistrates to introduce a bill of abolition. Please mark your calendars and plan on joining with us. Details of host church and lodging will be coming soon. Keep pressing on saints in Jesus’ name! Hope to see you there!

IN KING JESUS’ SERVICE,
Rusty

OSA Fall Regional Event:


OSA’s National Solemn Assembly

Operation Save America’s National Solemn Assembly, Sunday, July 19th, 2020 from 7- 9:30 PM.

To kick off OSA’s National Event: Defend the Fatherless, our opening rally on Sunday, July 19th, 2020 will be a much needed national Solemn Assembly. Our righteous goal is to have hundreds of churches participating on-line. We are asking pastors and elders to gather in their sanctuaries with God’s people to meet the conditions for repentance, revival, reformation, and restoration that God set forth in His Word when His just judgement are upon a blood stained, perverted land.

To those in the Oklahoma area, you are invited to come in person. To those outside of Oklahoma, you can participate on-line with either your families or church gathering. Go here to sign up and register:

https://www.ekkok.com/osa2020…

This is from Pastor Bill Ascol, our host pastor for the national event.

An Invitation to Join Us for a Solemn Assembly
The Bethel Baptist Church of Owasso, Oklahoma
Sunday, July 19, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.

A “Solemn Assembly” is a response on the part of the body of Christ to the recognition that true Biblical spirituality has declined and immorality has increased to the extent that a nation has come under the righteous judgments of God.

Richard Owen Roberts, one of the foremost living authorities on Revival and Awakening (and who is now 89 years old), has said the following about the Solemn Assembly:

“It must be understood that these righteous judgments are the result of unconfessed corporate sins. When the people of God sin against Him and do not repent, He judges them. While some of these judgments may be called final and consist of death and destruction, the more standard form of judgement is both remedial and gracious and consists of the withdrawal of certain evidences of His manifest presence and merciful favors. In the absence of God’s manifest presence there is always an immediate and extensive increase in iniquity. This may be compared to the effect upon a city of the police force going on strike. It is the visible manifestation of law and order in the form of policemen, police cars, etc. that keeps crimes somewhat restrained. When the police are on strike, when they are known to be corrupt themselves, or when it is known that arrests are meaningless because of the laxity of judges, a community must anticipate a tragic increase in crime. Just so, when God withdraws evidences of His manifest presence from a people, there is always a horrendous increase in iniquity and decline in spirituality.

“That there has been a very great increase of immorality and decrease of true Biblical spirituality in America in recent years is a fact beyond controversy. Why has this very great change occurred? Is it because the devil is more powerful than he used to be or because God is older and not nearly as able to defend Himself, His people, and His church against wickedness? Obviously not. It is because God has judged America with the remedial judgment of the withdrawal of certain manifestations of His gracious presence and mercy.

“As soon as it becomes evident that immorality is on the increase and spirituality is on the decline, the Biblically sound and spiritually lively church will not foolishly blame the world but will immediately recognize its own complicity. The church must first repent, for the righteous judgment was not against the world but against the church. Therefore, in times of spiritual declension and moral decadence, the great duty of every Christian is both to discover those sins which has caused the judgment and to put them away by that method which God Himself has chosen. The method God has chosen is a Solemn Assembly. Corporate sin must be dealt with by corporate repentance according to divinely ordained methods.”

Order of Service:

Worship Leader — Joshua Ascol

Welcome — Pastor Bill Ascol
Bethel Baptist Church, Owasso, OK

Opening Remarks — Rusty Thomas

SERMON– “Calling Individuals to Repent” — Pastor Brett Baggett
Ekklesia, Muskogee, OK

Prayer Time

SERMON– “Calling Families to Repent” — Pastor Kelly Greene
Hope Church, Shawnee, OK

Prayer Time

SERMON– “Calling the Church to Repent” — Pastor Dusty Deevers
Grace Community Church, Elgin, OK

Prayer Time

SERMON — “Calling the State & Nation to Repent” — Pastor Dan Fisher
Fairview Baptist Church, Edmond, OK

Prayer Time

Closing Challenge — Pastor Bill Ascol

These are the Oklahoma pastors, who are leading the charge to adopt abolition in churches as the only Biblical consistent response to the American holocaust that are going to conduct the Solemn Assembly. Let’s work together to get as many churches on board as possible. We need God to move in this desperate hour. Our future and hope hangs in the balance for our children and grandchildren. This is no time for religious games. May the Lord prosper His cause in Jesus’ name!


OSA National Event: Defend the Fatherless

OSA National Event 2020: Start spreading the news!

The Biblical theme for Oklahoma is DEFEND THE FATHERLESS. It is taken from the admonishment proclaimed by the prophet Isaiah (Isaiah 1:17).

Due to the challenge of negotiating through the Covid-19 virus, we have restructured our OSA National event for this year. Instead of us all meeting together for a week in a specified city, our seminars and rallies each day and night will be conducted on-line through our OSA Facebook page.

We will have a registration page set up so you can sign up and use it to rally your family, churches, and neighbors to participate and receive the necessary training to further the Gospel of the Kingdom to abolish abortion now in Jesus’ name!

We will have four seminars during the afternoon, starting Monday, July 20th-Thursday, July 23rd. They will start at 2 pm and conclude around 3:30 pm. One seminar will be conducted by Senator Joseph Silk from Oklahoma to rally legislators to train them in their duty to abolish abortion as a Lesser Magistrate.

The second seminar will be pastors reaching pastors for the just cause of abolition. Pastor Bill Aschol from Oklahoma, along with other local Oklahoma pastors, will be presenting the basis for an official church resolution that adopts abolition as the only just and Biblical response to the holocaust savaging our nation.

The last two seminars in the afternoon will be centered on training the youth. Jason storms and I will be conducting those seminars. If you know of magistrates, pastors, and youth, It would be good to try and get them signed up for these crucial training opportunities.

Each evening, Starting Sunday, July 19th-Friday, 24th, we will have rallies. Again, this will be conducted on-line through our OSA Facebook page. We will have special speakers with specific messages to help equip the church to fight the battle to end the American holocaust. We should have the line up of speakers ready to post soon.

There will be street activities assigned each day with specific goals in mind. Keep in mind, this year, it will be implemented in and through your local communities. We are working on the assignments accompanied with the literature and packets that will help accomplish these ministry tasks.

For instance, on Sunday, July 19th, the assignment will be to go to good, Evangelical churches, if they are open. You will go to worship and set up a meeting with the pastor and/or elders to give them a packet of materials to show them a more excellent way the church can be used to Ignore Roe, Establish Justice, and Abolish Abortion Now. Keep in mind that if you have church, ministry, or home school coop emails, you can send the literature out to them that way as well.

Street activities will include going to the death camps during the week to minister the Gospel of the Kingdom. Other ministry opportunities will include setting up meetings with your local magistrates, truth tours, and drop card outreaches etc. Please let us know if you are interested in helping to organize these outreaches in your local communities. We will try to connect you with other folks who register to participate in your area.

There will be a call to fast and pray prior to the launching of this OSA national event for three days. It will start, Monday, July 13-Wednesday, July 15th, 2020. There will also be a 24 hour prayer effort beginning on Saturday, July 18th at 8 am all the way thorough to Sunday, July 19th, 8 am. It will consist of 12 teams covering 2 hour slots for the 24 hour period.

Lastly, like many, OSA, has taken a big hit financially in these uncertain times. We are going to need some financial support to pull this off. If you care to help underwrite some the expense for this godly endeavor, please donate at this link. God bless you for helping and participating in this next great adventure in serving our Lord in Jesus’ name!


Report on Abolition Now and OSA Leadership Meeting in Oklahoma

It was an ambitious endeavor seeking to knock off two birds with one stone. The goal was to combine our annual Operation Save America’s Leadership Meeting, which casts the vision for the New Year with the groundbreaking gathering in Oklahoma, the Abolition Now conference and rally. There was much negotiation from within and from without to pull this event off. At times, it seemed impossible, but with God all things are possible. We not only made it through, but in some ways, it exceeded our expectations. We serve a God who does “exceedingly, abundantly, above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us” (Ephesians 3:20).

This was the first time that the local Oklahoma and national abolitionist groups, working in conjunction with the church, came together. Our divine purpose was to not just seek to regulate baby murder, but to end it in Jesus’ name. It was a massive effort put forth to support godly statesman, Joseph Silk, and the just bill of abolition he authored, SB13. Much took place and powerful Kingdom realities were set in motion. We serve a God who watches over His word to perform it and His mail was delivered loud and clear to the powers that be (Jeremiah 1:12). Let those in authority (Both church and state) who have eyes, may they see and those who have ears, hear.

Hundreds of saints from all over America met in the conference for several days to be discipled, trained, and mentored in Biblical truths, which will prayerfully lead to the abolition of abortion state by state. Iron sharpened iron as we were all provoked to love and good works. The conference was established to prepare the way of the Lord for the substantial rally that took place at the State Capitol of Oklahoma on Tuesday, February 11th.

God’s people took what they learned and went to the streets, in the culture, and visited the halls of legislative authority as salt and light according to the Scriptures (Matthew 5:13, 14). There was much accomplished, and yet, much still to be done. The following is an outline of the highlights that took place during this incredible, exhausting time in the Lord.

Reconciliation:

“Therefore, if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift” (Matthew 5:23, 24).

The movement to abolish abortion has endured trial and error, the good, the bad, and the ugly, and blood, sweat, and tears. The paradigm shift to move the church out of the failed pro-life industry to the Biblical foundations of abolitionism has been a major undertaking. The much needed and necessary change is in full swing. The toothpaste is out of the tube and cannot be put back in. The Gospel of the Kingdom train is leaving the station and it is time for God’s people to climb on board. We must exchange the compromised strategies of the pro-life movement for the truth of God’s Word that sets men and nations free.

Through this much needed process, however, there were things said and done in the name of abolition that caused wounds, offenses, and hurts. Major groups in the movement publicly attacked each other and this before the unbelieving world that hates God and Christianity. Some behavior literally gave ammo to the enemies of Christ to blaspheme His Holy Name! Yes, it did have the steel ball affect to convert some, but it also alienated potential allies in the battle to end the American holocaust.

With all the groups in Oklahoma coming together as one man with one voice under the banner of our Lord Jesus Christ demanding immediate and complete abolition of abortion something powerful happened. Groups and individuals, who once attacked each other, laid down their swords that tore each other apart and repented. Though reconciliation, they picked up the Sword of the Lord to fight the good fight together in Jesus’ name! It was glorious to behold former rivals, who once opposed each other, hug and forgive. “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity” (Psalms 133:1). It is there God commands his blessing, LIFE!

A Baby and Soul Saved:

As brothers and sisters of Christ stormed the gates of hell at the local death camp, Trust Women in Oklahoma City, God rewarded these efforts with some good Kingdom fruit. By obeying God’s word to rescue those unjustly sentenced to death and to love their neighbor as themselves, the Lord intervened to save a baby and a soul.

On Monday, February 10th, brothers and sisters cried out, pleading with parents to spare their children at the local death camp. One lady pointed to her pregnant belly and indicated that she could not go through with it. Praise God! The next day a disturbed woman pulled into the driveway of the abortion mill and proceeded to assault the saints. She pushed, shoved, knocked down an elderly woman, Heather Mechanic, and flung mud.

Sarah Cleveland gave this account of the incident, “One morning during the Abolition NOW conference in Oklahoma City, I joined fellow brothers and sisters outside the Gates of Hell, at one of the state’s abortion facilities. During our time there, a woman drove out of the parking lot and parked in the driveway only to call out to myself and the other women standing with me, “Have you ever been raped?!”, she yelled, angry and obviously burdened.

I approached the woman as she sat in her truck to have a conversation with her. Broken, and near tears, she sat there as I spoke with her. Then a switch flipped. She began yelling at the men pleading for the lives of the babies. She got out of the truck and began cursing and threatening. She threw handfuls of mud and grime from the curb as she pushed and kicked anyone and everyone nearby.

After several people were assaulted, she went back to her truck to leave but couldn’t find her keys. As we waited for the police to arrive, the women paced back and forth, going from the truck to the parking lot. She was still upset. I encouraged her to keep speaking with me. Even when it didn’t seem she was listening, I called out. We went over with her what was sin, repentance, accountability, and justice. We went over God’s Law and the price we deserve for breaking it.

We shared the Good News with her. We told her how Jesus would take her burdens, if she would just lay them at His feet. I encouraged her to confess Jesus is Lord and commit her life to following Him. We were able to pray with her. The police still ticketed her, and she still has assault charges against her. But, by the time she left, this woman was no longer mad. In fact, before leaving, she rolled down her window to look me in the eye. I approached the truck once again where she extended her hand. I grabbed it, then she laid her other hand on mine and mine on hers. She thanked me and hugged me right there. I truly believe she left changed that day. Praise the Living God of Israel.”

Chet Gallagher, former police officer and one of the few in history that used his police powers to interpose to save the preborn at a death camp in Las Vegas, got hit with the mud. He had the presence of mind, however, to grab her keys out of the truck. Her truck blocked the driveway for an hour and a half till the police came to ticket her. It was during that time, three precious sisters in the Lord ministered the Gospel of the Kingdom to this woman. She broke and surrendered her life to the Lordship of Christ. She came out as a lioness seeking whom she may devour and left a lamb of God and a daughter of the King. Hallelujah!

Pastors:

“And I will give you shepherds according to My heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding” (Jeremiah 3:15).

In this long battle to end the American holocaust, there are certain messages and actions that we have longed for pastors to make in this battle. Thankfully, some pastors in Oklahoma crossed the line of obedience, particularly, amongst the Baptists, and made them. Baptists are the largest Evangelical denomination in America. Some of them throughout America look to Oklahoma for conservative leadership.

This conservative leadership stood up in Oklahoma and took a bold stand for God and His little ones being led to the slaughter. These pastors are not only preaching, teaching, and challenging their congregations, but their legislators as well. They are done playing political games at the expense of children’s lives. The pastors are demanding their magistrates either change their positions from compromised pro-life incremental bills to principled bills of abolition or their public prayer is “God change their locations.”

They are writing resolutions for both state and national Baptist conventions to reflect God’s Word in this matter. While there, the pastors repented publicly at the conference. They confessed they will no longer fight this battle according to secular, pro-life strategies, but according to “Thus Saith the Lord.” No more compromises or half measures. They also promised to those gathered that reinforcements are coming as they are working to recruit other pastors. It was like cool, clear water coming to our parched souls in the wilderness of child sacrifice as pastors are finally coming into agreement with God and His Holy Word.

FYI, some of the pastors in Oklahoma are taking the resolutions from Oklahoma to introduce them at the national convention in Orlando, Florida from June 7-10th, 2020. OSA is going to partner with these pastors on the 9th and 10th dates. We will work on the signage, literature, and messaging to reach more pastors in the just cause to end the American holocaust.

While they work the inside, we will be outside engaging those who attend. Remember, this convention represents 50,000 Baptist churches. We can get a lot accomplished by reaching our brethren and convince them to plead the case of the fatherless to finally win it in Jesus’ name (Jeremiah 5:28)!

Abolition Now Rally:

“You shall not follow a crowd to do evil” (Exodus 23:2)

Frances Schaeffer once stated, “Every abortion mill needs to have this sign upon it, ‘Open by permission of the local church.’” The church came out in mass to no longer follow a crowd to support evil and withdrew their permission for the state to keep sanctioning the murder of the preborn.

There was a drawing that promoted the rally. It became a reality on Tuesday, February 11th, 2020. Potentially, this day may go down in history as the day the tide turned in the cause to abolish abortion in America one state at a time. There were about 2000 or more folks who gathered to demand the Oklahoma magistrates do their duty and pass SB13.

Tragically, the magistrates ran for cover and tried to ignore this powerful rally that was covered by all the major media outlets. Regardless, the rally was also live streamed spreading the vision, mission, and message to the masses on social media. It is not an if abortion will be outlawed in a state, it is only a when.

ABC Broadcasting Network:

Somehow, the national ABC network learned of the upcoming marriage between my son, Josiah and his soon to be bride, Mariah Campana. They discovered this young couple, which came from large families, desire to have a large family as well. This intrigued them. ABC has participated in the rejection of the God ordained institution of family for years. Amazingly, they are beginning to see the dire consequences this has produced. During a preliminary interview, the producers from ABC admitted that we are not replacing ourselves as a people due to America believing barrenness is now considered the blessing, while fruitfulness the new curse.

Our family was filmed by ABC at the rally calling for the immediate and complete abolition of abortion in Oklahoma. They plan on filming our children’s marriage in Florida at the end of this month with some follow up interviews for the 20/20 program on ABC. This will give our families the opportunity to share the Gospel of the Kingdom and a Biblical worldview on the importance of healthy families as the foundation for sound nations.

Not A Victim:

One of the tremendous resources unveiled at the conference was our new website called Not a Victim. Here is a great resource to refute the lie that most women are victims of abortion, like the children they mutilate by abortion. This second victim ideology may have been used by the pro-life movement as good PR, but it has been a disaster at establishing justice as God demands. This door must be shut, if abortion will ever be outlawed and become unthinkable in our nation. Please check out the website and pass it unto to others, especially, when a Christian, citizen, or magistrate touts this fallacy.

Abolition Caucus:

Another great development that came forth from the conference and our OSA Leadership meeting was the establishment of an abolitionist caucus. Ministry heads met with Senator Joseph Silk and presented him a list of all the legislative magistrates throughout America who sponsored or co-sponsored bills of abolition in eight states. He will be using this list to create an important network to recruit and train other legislators in the just cause to end the American holocaust.

More could be added, but this should suffice for now. We are looking to come back to Oklahoma for our national event this year. We desire to keep pouring into Oklahoma in the hopes this state will be the first to shatter the stronghold of child sacrifice and the shedding of innocent blood. The tentative dates are June 21st-27th, 2020. Please keep this and all the other measures OSA is using to advance the Gospel of the Kingdom to defeat abortion in your prayers.