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Jesus Weeping in the Moon
Walk Report 8-25, 2004
By Kristene O'Dell

“Now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it saying, ‘If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. For days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment around you, surround you and close you in on every side, and level you and your children within you, to the ground; and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the time of your visitation.” Luke 19:41-44.

The Walk Team is 48 miles outside of Washington, D.C. As they camped out at a small Baptist church the night before, Flip said that his son Johnny came to him frightened. Johnny told him that he had just seen Jesus weeping in the moon. He wanted to know what that could possibly mean. Johnny does not normally say that he sees visions and was shaken up a bit.

Jim and Gib began to point out the times in the Bible where Jesus wept. He wept once over the pain that Mary and Martha felt when their brother Lazarus died. The other was when He wept over Jerusalem . They all pondered this in their hearts as they bunked down for the night.

Flip had been wondering how they were going to walk into DC since it is all highway into the city. The pastor of the church they stayed at told them about a trail that the Union Army used called the
Chesapeake Ohio Canal . No cars are allowed on this trail. It leads them directly into the city and from there they can walk to the White House. Flip said that it is absolutely beautiful and it has given them time to marvel in quiet reflection as they come to their final destination. He said that it seems that God Himself has cloaked them as they come to “the most insignificant city in America.”

Why would we call Washington, D.C. “the most insignificant city in America?” Because she is the one who thinks she has all the answers. Flip said that entering this city is much different than entering small towns all across the nation. The battle will not be won in Washington, D.C.

Flip said that as all eyes are on the RNC this weekend, the eyes of heaven are on a small little obscure group sent to “deliver the mail” to a nation who will not receive the message. There is not a political solution to the mess we are in. God is looking for a repentant people. He is not looking for a people who are filled with worldly sorrow. He is not looking for a people who are vexed in their souls, yet do not engage in the battle. He is looking for true godly sorrow that leads to repentance. He is looking for a people who will earnestly see that justice is restored.

Flip also said this weekend made him think of another event. The Son of God became a little baby and was born in a small town called Bethlehem . We all know the story. He said what we may not know is that there was another place that overshadowed Bethlehem . This place was called the Herodium. It was built by Herod the Great who was an Edomite from the line of Esau. It was a huge city where all the politics of the day took place. Most eyes would look to the Herodium to ‘save' them. But Jesus came into the world in a small little town called Bethlehem .

It seemed that the prophesy of the older brother serving the younger brother (Jacob and Esau) may not come true, but One from the line of Jacob ( Israel ) was born as the true King and Savior of the world. God's promise prevailed! Most eyes did not see him. Most eyes still looked to the Herodium just as we do today with the RNC.

Flip said that there was something else he has been thinking about since Johnny had come to him the night before. Jerusalem was the Lord's final destination. Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. He longed to bring mercy to His people but they would not receive Him (John 1:11). Jesus is once again sending His message on the back of a donkey. Washington , D.C. is our final destination. This city is the Jerusalem of our nation. Will the message be received? We don't offer the waffling promises of the RNC, we come proclaiming that there is one Savior and His name is Jesus. The same Jesus born in a manger who is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. The same Jesus who wept over Jerusalem knowing that judgment would come just one generation later.

There is something else that is interesting as well. It was Shekinah (Rusty's oldest daughter) that came to her father broken and weeping before the walk began. It was the Lord dealing with her that was instrumental in the “Walk Across America” even taking place. Now it seems as the team nears their final destination, it is Johnny Benham who is seeing the heart of the Lord as he weeps over our nation. The Lord is doing something. He is preparing these young people to see as He sees. This is not a time to wring our hands, but rather a time to raise up our sons and daughters to see the battle taking place for the heart of this nation and be those who will earnestly see that justice is restored. It is a time for us to respond to the sounding of the trumpet as we raise up young arrows to take our place.

Perhaps there is still time for the mercy of our Lord. Perhaps we will see the time of our visitation. Perhaps…

08/56/2004 Jesus Weeping in the Moon - Walk report 8-25 by Kristene O'Dell

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06/21/2004  God prepared the way incredibly for our team at the capitol building in Jefferson City, MO

06/18/2004  A night with bulls and a day with vets

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06/15/2004  WAA team leaves Kansas City, by Liz Thomas

06/14/2004  Prayer Alert: Judgment pulls up lame in Kansas City

06/09/2004  WAA team fellowships with bright points of light in Pleasanton, KS near the Missouri border

06/07/2004  Comforting the afflicted along the road in KS - Methamphetamines are a judgment from God

06/03/2004  More on the City of Wichita's assualt on liberty

06/02/2004  OSA-Wichita takes assault tape to TV stations, Contact Mayor of Wichita & Chief of police

06/01/2004  Another saint in that great cloud of witnesses goes home

06032004  Walk Across America Team Holds Memorial Day Service in Wichita - by Liz Thomas

05/29/2004  Memorial service interrupted by Tiller security guard first assaulting a pastor then trying to kill/maim men in the street

05/28/2004  City of Wichita confronted at press conference

05/26/2004  News report carrys false accusation that even Hutchisonschool principal doesn't buy

05/25/2004  Mentioning Jesus gets Flip cuffed in Hutchison, KS

05/24/2004 First time in 1500 miles, the wind is in their face

05/23/2004  WAA team in McPhereson, KS walking south

05/18/2004  WAA team receives cold reception in Russell, KS

05/16/2004  Another dead seeker-friendly church

05/14/2004  Revial or Riot - Jesus disturbs peace in Hays, KS

05/11-13/2004  WAA - Trials in Kansas along I-70

05/11/2004  As We Walk Along the Road - Some of Flip's thoughts as the "Walk" continues

05/03/2004   A Tale of Two Swords - Denver & Colorado Springs

04/30/2004  Ken & Jo Scott and Bob Enyart welcome OSA team to Denver

04/28/2004  WAA report from Dillon, CO where rights were denied

04/26/2004  'A God Incident' by Liz Thomas & Brenda Spurlock

04/25/2004  WAA team attends Eagle Baptist Church in Eagle, CO

04/24/2004 Riot in Rifle, WAA report by Brenda Spurlock

04/22/2004  Wonderful churches and slanderous lies in Rifle, CO

04/21/2004  Columbine or Christ, in Rifle, Colorado, Brenda

04/20/2004  WAA take on intolerant hypocrites on Earth Day

04/19/2004  WAA - reunion with Liz and kids, a crossless church

04/16/2004  WAA Team witnessing outside Grand Junction, CO

04/15/2004  WAA Team reaches Fruita, Colorado

04/14/2004  WAA reaches Colorado in high spirits, Brenda

04/13/2004  WAA Team about to enter Colorado, Brenda

04/09/2004  WAA Report crossing Utah, by Brenda

04/08/2004  WAA warned for not walking 45 MPH, by Brenda

04/06/2004  WAA Report from Enoch, Utah, By Brenda

04/04/2004  Resting under a cross in Enoch, Utah, By Brenda

04/02/2004  WAA Report in Utah now, by Brenda Spurlock

04/01/2004  Flip, Rusty and Curtis Arrested in Mesquite, Nevada

03/31/2004  WAA Report from Nevada Desert, Brenda

03/27/2004  WAA Report from Las Vegas, Brenda Spurlock

03/23/2004  Gambling on Our Future, Kristene, Brenda & Liz

03/22/2004  WAA Report from Needles, CA

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03/17/2004  Walk Across America Report, Yucca Valley

03/16/2004  Walk Across America (WAA) Report

03/15/2004  Judgment the Horse Becomes Judgment the Beatuiful

03/13/2004  Report from Liz Thomas; "Riding through the desert on a horse with no name."

03/10/2004  Flip speaks from the outskirts of San Bernadino, CA

03/09/2004  Flip speaks with Brenda from Rancho Cucamonga, CA

03/06/2004  God Uses Dumb Animals to us Straight

03/01/2004  Rusty reports from San Juan Capistrano, CA

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