"If you will not stand and defend your God-given liberty, you will be a slave to one who opposes it!"
~ Ben Gilmore

"Take God out of anything and it dies!"
~ Ben Gilmore

"People do not make wars; governments do."
~ Ronald Reagan

"The wave of the future is not the conquest of the world by a single dogmatic creed but the liberation of the diverse energies of free nations and free men."
~ John F. Kennedy

"There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet the enemy."
~ George Washington

"Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties."
~ Abraham Lincoln

"Unless enough individuals take dominion of the principles that guided our founders, our efforts to repair and rebuild will be futile!"
~ Ben Gilmore

"Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of the men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory."
~ General George S. Patton

“I would rather be optimistic and disappointed than pessimistic and correct.”
~Ben Gilmore

"Defeat is optional."
~ Ben Gilmore

"Prayer gives God the legal authority to act."
~ Ben Gilmore

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2020-06-22 Overwhelmed- Discouraged-

ACH Study Groups
Ben & Fran Gilmore – Cofounders
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June 22, 2020

This is a letter to our friends –

Overwhelmed? Disciuraged?
Just rebuke it!

The enemy of your soul wants you to feel overwhelmed and discouraged. You need not be! How big is your God?

May I share a very personal story – We had a successful phone recycling business going. We had just moved to the Sacramento area after 40 years in Silicon Valley. We had just purchased and dedicated a new home.

The cell phone market suddenly dried up our recycling business. There is a spot on the living room floor where I was on my face crying out to the Lord for help and guidance. Literally! I was slobbering, tearing, and my nose was running! The next day I was driving the car and turned on the radio at random. One of those Saturday financial advisers was discussing a little known opportunity.

I called him on Monday and he had the answer to our financial problems. Some would call it coincidence. I call it answer to a fervent prayer!

I have had 70 of my 90 years to recognize the hand of God in the affairs of men – and nations.
It is so simple. That’s the problem. Folks think it should be something complicated – Like, “Go out and slay a dragon.” Or, “Accomplish a mighty deed.”

God said, if you will do four things, I will do three things. – – “If you will humble yourself. If you will pray. If you will seek My face. If you will turn from your wicked ways.” Then – – “I will hear from Heaven. I will forgive your sins. I will heal your land.” [2nd Chronicles 7:14]

What have you got to lose! Just try it. See if it works for you as it does for Fran and me. It has become our “Life-style”.

You know you can always use some humbling. Sincere prayer is always a good thing. Acknowledging a loving creative God is to face up to reality. Turning from bad habits and choices .is possible – if you choose to do it! “Humble yourself and pray. Seek God’s face and turn from your wicked ways.”

That puts the ball in God’s court! See how He returns it.

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