As I have often visited Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C. I am reminded as well as forever grateful for the freedom I enjoy as an American but I realize that freedom was not free. It has been purchased and defended by the soldier throughout our history as a nation and I will honor their sacrifice every day but especially on Memorial Day.

All knowledge must have a basis in God the Creator of all good things. Knowledge disconnected from its foundation in God becomes foolishness Psalm 14:1; Corinthians 1:19-21. Psalm 111.10 says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom….” This is especially true in our views about self defense, war, the soldier, and sanctioned use of weapons.
We must also have a clear view of man himself, the world we live in, and the devil based on the knowledge from God’s Word so we can conscientiously support our military. I believe the Word of God is in support of those who serve our country in the military, that it acknowledges that there is a time for war, and that the soldier is an extension of government on a national level that God has ordained to exist “For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Rm. 13:4.” May every family that has suffered loss be comforted today. May God protect and help those presently serving to protect us.

Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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