God is still raising up a few who will stand for truth in these latter days of world history! One of these is Maj. Gen. Craig Olson, a two-star Air Force general who spoke clearly and boldly about His relationship with His Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ at a National Day of Prayer Task Force speech on May 7. But it didn’t take long for the spirit of stark unbelief to show itself in all its demonic fury through the leftist-humanist Military Religious Freedom Foundation. They reacted to the biblical truth, as articulated by the General, that Jesus is Lord and that God is sovereign over America. They are now demanding that this Christian Patriot and be court-martialed.
According to an article by World News Daily:
Despite the religious nature of the event, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation has called for Olson to be “aggressively and very visibly brought to justice for his unforgivable crimes and transgressions,” adding that any other service members who helped him should be investigated and punished “to the full extent of military law.”
The organization sent a letter to Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Walsh, arguing that Olson’s speech violates rules within the Air Force, which prohibits airmen from endorsing a particular faith or belief. The letter states: “This demand letter is sent to you on behalf of countless members of the United States Air Force who are utterly disgusted and shocked by the brazenly illicit and wholly unconstitutional, fundamentalist Christian proselytizing recently perpetrated, on international television (‘GOD TV’), and streaming all over the Internet and in full military uniform, by USAF Major General Craig S. Olson on Thursday, May 7, 2015 during a VERY public speech for a private Christian organization (The ‘National Day of Prayer Task Force’: NDPTF) headed up by Focus on the Family founder, Dr. James Dobson’s, wife Shirley Dobson.”
(Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/05/push-to-court-martial-general-for-mentioning-god/#TP2vvUkmHxMIIQIo.99)
If we are indeed living in the latter days, and I believe we are, then we should not be surprised at the ferociousness with which the Devil is attacking such a committed and faithful Christian as General Olson. You and I need to be constantly aware and prayerful concerning the coming of persecution that is predicted to arise against believers in the last days. I believe that this persecution is gaining strength today as an indication that the rapture of the church is near (see 2 Timothy 4:1-8).
As Christians today, we need to know what we believe and be ready to state our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ with clarity and conviction, because Satan is pulling no punches to shut us up. Peter writes along these lines: “Casting all you care upon him; for He careth for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world” (1 Peter 5:7-9)
We should pray that God will give General Olson continued courage to stand for the Lord in the presence of such aggressive attacks on his freedom to express his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We should also pray for the members of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, that they would read God’s Word for themselves with a truly open mind. Then, maybe their organization would become a genuine defender of American freedom, and, additionally, make Jesus Christ known to a lost world.