Friday, March 13, 2015

The Undefeated

Are we going to win this battle with Leviathan on the North American continent? Will freedom be restored to Florida and to Dixie? I have to admit that I very much doubt it.

But that does not affect my commitment to the cause. I am not a prophet, nor the son of a prophet. Mine is not to foresee the future in minute detail. Based upon present circumstances I can speculate how thing might turn out, but I cannot know. I do know that a Sovereign God reigns and that He will accomplish His perfect will in ALL THINGS. I do know that His revealed will is to be found in the Holy Scriptures and that it is our duty to obey that revealed will.

I am often drawn back to the words of two great Christian soldiers. First, Lt. General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson, who said: “Duty is ours; consequences are God's.” 

And then, General Robert E. Lee, who said in the midst of some of the more discouraging days of the War Against yankee Agression: “At present I am not concerned with results. God's will ought to be our aim, and I am quite contented that His designs should be accomplished and not mine.”            

Let us take inspiration from the example of Major General Joseph O. Shelby. Providence may not give us “victory” in this life, but we are not defeated until we say we are.

The following is from -- From 6 Soldiers Who Refused to Surrender by Evan Andrews:

Confederate General Joseph O. Shelby was so reluctant to surrender to Union forces that his unit earned the nickname “the Undefeated.” Shelby had spent the Civil War commanding a bushwhacking band of cavalry on a series of raids through Missouri and Arkansas. By the end of the conflict, his “Iron Brigade”—so named for its legendary grit—had caused millions of dollars in damages to Union supplies and property.
Announcing that they chose “exile over surrender,” Shelby and roughly 600 soldiers rode south to Mexico after the collapse of the Confederacy. Following a three-month journey through the desert, they offered their services to Maximilian I, an Austro-Hungarian who had been installed as emperor of Mexico in 1864. While the emperor balked at including rebel soldiers in his army, he allowed Shelby’s émigrés to help found the Carlota Colony, a small settlement of Confederate expats. The upstart community enjoyed a brief period of prosperity but eventually dissolved after Emperor Maximilian was overthrown. Having never surrendered to federal forces, Shelby and most of his comrades returned to the United States in 1867 and resumed civilian life.
If we cannot be the victorious, let us be the “undefeated.”

In the words of General Shelby: “We are the last of our race. Let us be the best as well." 

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Deo Vindice!





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