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Are you tired of sitting by and witnessing our nation being turned to hell by an enemy who has come to rob, kill, and destroy? Are you sickened by the absolute gross depravity parading its sin like Sodom through the radio waves, TV waves, and the streets of our cities? Are you tired of working hard to elect pro-life, pro-Jesus politicians only to find that they were pro-life and pro-Jesus just long enough to get your vote? Are you tired of attending Christian rallies, signing Christian petitions, and having to call your "Conservative Christian Congressmen" to remind them to represent your Christian worldview?

Are you sick and tired of the bully of the universe telling you that he is boss and that Jesus is not?

So are we!

We aren’t waiting anymore to unsheathe the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. It is the one offensive weapon we Christians have. No more apologies and no more compromises. We aren’t going to talk about it, preach about it, sing about it, or pray about it – we are going to wield it. We are going to take the sharp double-edged Sword of the Spirit out of its sheath and wield it against the enemies of God.

That’s right! We are going to take the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and crush the head of the lying serpent (the devil) that is savaging us as a nation. His lies are wreaking havoc upon us and upon our children. No political, educational, technological, or financial solution can fix the fix that we are in. Jesus Christ is our answer – we have no other!

He alone will deliver us, and He alone will be our strength. No weapon the devil forms against us can prosper against Him. No lie can stand against the piercing light of His Truth. We will proclaim, as our Founding Fathers before us proclaimed, "No king but King Jesus!"

When Words Fail God Speaks in "Living Parables"

Throughout the Scripture we see God desiring to communicate with His people. Often they were not willing to listen to His Word so He would call his prophets to dramatize His message – sometimes in bizarre ways: Moses with all of the plagues, miracles, and judgments; Isaiah walked around Jerusalem naked for three years; Ezekiel laid outdoors on his side beside a model of Jerusalem for 390 days, etc. They became "living parables" (pictures) where God graphically portrayed His desire for His people.

Why did God have His prophets act in such ways? Because He loved His people and desired to make Himself known to all the nations, "… so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God and that there is no other." 1 Kings 8:60.

The greatest "living parable" of all, of course, was when He clothed Himself in flesh and came to this sin sick world in the person of Jesus to save us. "For God so loved the world that He gave His onlybegotten son…." John 3:16. You know the rest of the story. God painted a graphic picture for us of His love so that we would run to Him rather than away from Him. Yes, "God demonstrates his love for us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8.

Operation Save America to Walk from California to Washington DC with a Message for America

Operation Rescue/Operation Save America began an incredible journey across America Tuesday, March 2, 2004 . Rev. Flip Benham, Rev. Rusty Thomas, and a team of others began the walk near Los Angeles, California that will span the continent and end at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. A set of broken Ten Commandments and a child murdered by abortion will lead the walk. This will be followed by a a white horse with the words “King of Kings and Lord of Lords then a donkey with the word “Mercy” draped over its back, will follow.”

Our purpose: to call the Church of Jesus Christ and our nation to repentance for the shedding of innocent blood. Since Roe v. Wade, January 22, 1973, more than 45 million children have been killed in America by abortion. During this thirty-one years of unrelenting child murder, God has not been silent!

As We Walk Along the Road
Some of Flip’s Thoughts as the "Walk" Continues
Paraphrased by Kristene O’Dell

"Hear O kings! Give ear O princes...The highways were deserted, And the travelers walked along the byways. Village life ceased, it ceased in Israel…They chose new gods; Then there was war in the gates; Not a shield or spear was seen among forty thousand in Israel…Speak, you who ride on white donkeys, Who sit in judges attire, And who walk along the road. Far from the noise of the watering places, There they recount the righteous acts of the Lord, The righteous acts for His villagers in Israel; Then the people of the Lord shall go down to the city gates." Judges 5:2-11.

The "Walk Across America" started out in simple obedience to the call of God. As it has progressed, God has encouraged us with His truth in surprising ways. We all understand the importance of the white horse. When a king comes riding on a white horse, it is a time for judgment and vengeance. For those with eyes to see, we see the horrific remedial judgments America is under. We understand the significance of "Judgment the Horse" in this living parable that God has called us to. For many of us, we thought we understood "Mercy the Donkey" as well. We understand that God longs to be merciful to us if we would only repent of our wicked ways in this nation and once again stand on what is right and true according to God’s Word. What surprised many of us was that "Mercy the Donkey" was white. We thought donkeys were brownish-grey. It was as we were reading through our Bibles in the book of Judges that we saw the meaning behind "Mercy the Donkey" being white. "Speak, you who ride on white donkeys, Who sit in judges attire, And who walk along the road." Judges 5:10.

Matthew Henry’s Commentary states that those who rode on white donkeys, which were more rare and valued than other colored donkeys, were those of nobility and importance. They had a responsibility to speak to the hearts of the people during a time when idolatry had brought great calamity upon Israel . He goes on the say that those who sit in judges attire needed to take heed that the sword of justice, which brings peace and security, not be struck out of their hand by the sword of war. And finally, may those who walk along the road find safety instead of thievery as they mediated upon the righteous acts of the Lord and turned their hearts toward God.

We couldn’t help but see application to the message that God has given us to live out as we continue this journey. We in America have "chosen new gods." We are being ransacked by the enemies of Christ at every gate. Our only hope is the mercy of our Lord, but mercy cannot be had apart from justice. We must repent of our idolatry in America and return whole-heartedly to the God who made us great. This is our message as we walk along the road.

We have many accounts of the Lord’s righteous acts that have been given to us. We have the Law, the Psalms, and the Prophets. We have the words of Jesus in the New Testament. We have even been given the history of our nation as men laid down their lives for the Lord so that America could be established. We have much to consider and recite and it is incumbent upon us, the Church, to speak these things, knowing that God desires to establish His justice in America through His merciful hand. It is as we recite, meditate, and take to heart the righteous acts of the Lord that the people will go down to the city gates. We must willingly offer ourselves to the Lord’s will and fight the battles that are wreaking havoc upon us.


Only the Lord knows the measure of importance that the "Walk Across America" has been given in the grand scheme of things. We have noticed very interesting occurrences around us. A week after we left Palm Springs, CA and the Mohave Desert, it was predicted that a large earthquake will hit late summer in that very area.

About that same time, two news items were reported back to back that seem unrelated, but struck a chord with us. In Philadelphia , there was another school shooting. The story that ran directly after was about the Columbus sniper being arrested in Las Vegas. We saw the correlation immediately. We knew we had an OSA contingent scheduled to go to Philadelphia in May to be a witness at the ACOG conference. This is a conference for the American College of OB /GYNs where many who attend are abortionists. "…bloodshed touches bloodshed."

We are also headed to Columbus, Ohio for our national event in July. What made this news even more profound was that we were headed toward Las Vegas (where the sniper was caught) at the time.

After we left Las Vegas, a black out hit the Belagio. This is one of the ritziest hotels in Vegas. For three days commerce was disrupted in one of the largest money makers in Sin City4. On Monday, May 10, 2004, we crossed the Colorado border into Kansas. That evening, 6 tornados hit throughout the state all at once. Could all these things be coincidental or is God speaking loudly as we continue to walk along the road?

"Awake, awake, Deborah! Awake and sing a song! Arise, Barak, and lead your captives away!" Judges 5:12 . It is Deborah who encourages and prophesies to the hearts of the people, but it is Barak, thce General of the Lord’s Army, who must arise and be triumphant in the battle. Let us hearken to the voice of the Lord from California to Washington, D.C. The gates of hell shall not prevail as the "princes in Israel" pick up their shield and spear that have been discarded and take the lead.

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08/27/2004 Judgment, Mercy and Justice Enter Washington, D.C.

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03/11/2004 Prophetic "Living Parable" Enters San Bernardino, as Operation Save America Contunues to “Walk Across America”

03/05/2004  Operation Save America Enters Los Angeles, CA with a Prophetic Message as they “Walk Across America”

03/02/2004  Operation Save America Begins Prophetic “Walk Across America” in San Clemente, CA

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It is Finished!
But the Battle has Just Begun

Walk Report – August 30, 2004
By Kristene O'Dell

After 2400 miles on foot in six months time, the mail has been delivered! Flip, Rusty, and the rest of the “Walk Across America ” team entered Washington, D.C. on August 28, 2004. Below is the final report from Flip and Rusty.

Flip said that they arrived in Washington, D.C. and were met by Missy Smith and a group of pro-lifers from the area. On Friday morning, they headed to the abortion mill. They went to a Planned Parenthood located on the fourth floor where Gib was assaulted and Flip nearly ran over by a man in a car. Flip said that there were many comments from people who had never seen the pictures of aborted babies. They were in disbelief that these pictures really depict an abortion. Flip said that if we don't show them, who will? People are not going to see them in a doctor's office, or at school, or on television, or anywhere else.

Saturday morning the team headed toward Mr. McCloud's (a local abortionist) neighborhood. As they were unloading the animals, they were met by a neighbor who knew why they were there and was upset. Flip said to him, “We have just walked from San Clemente, CA which took us six months and we are mighty tired, but we still have work to do, sir, and so do you.” At this, the man was visibly angry and explained that they were disturbing their peaceful neighborhood community.

Flip began to explain that it was Mr. McCloud that was disturbing their peace . “He is no respecter of the “neighborhood” where little baby boys and girls reside. He doesn't even knock on their door. He enters their neighborhood with a suction machine and rips off their arms and legs. He boasts on his website that he has killed over 200,000 children. We also know of two women who were killed. We know this because there are two wrongful death claims filed against him. Mr. McCloud is a murderer!

Of course the police were called to this very wealthy neighborhood where Mr. McCloud lives. They outlawed the team from the public sidewalk, so they walked with the animals in the street. They informed them that they had to keep moving. One lady was getting groceries out of her car when she saw them. Flip said that she began to whine in a high pitched voice, “You people are disturbing my peace! This is a peaceful neighborhood! What about me and my peace! What about me!” Flip said that this was the general whine of the entire neighborhood. They seemed like wealthy, selfish, foolish, clowns.

The team did find out, however, that the neighborhood will hold a meeting Tuesday night, August 31, and although there was no visible support toward OSA, they were a neighborhood divided.

The team left there and headed toward Lafayette Park which is located directly across from the White House. They were supposed to be there by 11:30. There was so much construction going on that they couldn't get to the park. They would take a turn that they thought would lead them there and get lost instead. They called the group of pro-lifers in D.C. and they told them, “Stop where you are. We will come get you.”

The team kept looking for parking places to park the vehicles several blocks out. They finally arrived at 11:38 to find enough parking for all of their large vehicles directly in front of the park. It was as though God Himself reserved these spaces. If anyone has been to Washington, D.C., you know that parking is always an issue.

Flip said that he saw snipers on top of the White House and a plexi-glass lookout post. He said that he had never noticed that before and thought it to be new.

Mike and Sabina were at Lafayette Park . You may know them better as BARF – Biblical America Resistance Front. They have to be our favorite pro-aborts that come out against us. Flip said that it is interesting that our “enemies” are always present, but our friends are not. We truly love Mike and Sabina whether they understand that or not.

The park police were there as well. But this time, they stated that, “We want to make sure that everything is right for you.” They were very helpful in getting the team set up to deliver the message they had come so far to give. God was working everything out.

Finally, the time had come. Over the sound system, Flip began. This is the message that was presented:

“On September 8, 2001 , nineteen people were arrested in D.C. The police had given the first warning to stop the preaching concerning the defense of little children frozen in a petri dish. They were then given a second warning. It was during the third warning that someone (Flip) stood up and said, ‘No, America! This is your third and final warning!" He then read from Dt. 32:25, “ In the street the sword will make them childless, in their homes terror will reign. Young men and women will perish, infants and gray haired men. ” If we do not protect the most innocent among us then the disasters from Deuteronomy will come upon this nation quicky.' Three days later, nineteen men with box cutters brought this nation to her knees.”

“Mr. President, in your acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia on August 3, 2000, you said, and I quote, ‘We will defend the rights of the aged. We will defend the rights of the infirm. We will defend the rights of the unborn. But, good people disagree on this issue. I believe in tolerance, not in spite of my faith, but because of it. I believe in a God who calls us, not to judge our neighbor, but to love them.'”

“This statement, with one fell swoop, removed the Sword of the Spirit out of the hands of the Church of Jesus Christ. Mr. President, you have taken from us the one offensive weapon our Lord has given us to tear down the strongholds of the enemy. You have left us with defensive armor that will protect us, but no offensive weapon with which to slay the enemy that is ravaging our nation.

“The Sword of the Spirit is judgmental. It distinguishes between that which is good and that which is evil and it destroys false ideologies, religions, and lies.”

“Mr. President, this message began in San Clemente, CA and it is a living parable being delivered to you 6 months later. We are here today as a young boy carrying a broken set of the Ten Commandments. We are here today as a young lady carrying a small white coffin which represents the 47 million children we have slaughtered by abortion. There is a man leading a horse called “Judgment.” A man leading a donkey named “Mercy.” And man leading another horse named “Justice.”

“What does all this mean? Simply this: We in America have broken all of God's Laws and as a result, the weak have become a prey. Remember your acceptance speech, Mr. President. You said you would defend the weak among us and yet, we are euthenizing the aged and infirm and murdering the unborn. The weak in America have become a prey. When we break God's Law, we begin to break God's people.”

“Now you see “Judgment” who reminds us of God's remedial judgments upon our land. Enemies are attacking both from within and from without such as nineteen men with box cutters.”

“You see “Mercy” who says although the judgments of God are at hand, the Lord longs to be merciful if we would just repent.”

“And you see “Justice” who signifies, Mr. President, repentance; because true repentance will always seek to restore justice, “ See what this godly sorrow has produced in you: what earnestness, what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what alarm, what longing, what concern, what readiness to see justice done. At every point you have proved yourselves to be innocent in this matter.” 2 Cor 7:10-11. You could indeed live up to your promise to defend the rights of the aged, infirm, and the unborn by taking this scripture to heart.

“Therefore, we are asking you this day to sign an executive order banning abortion in this land.”

“Mr. President, we will either repent of this slaughter or perish by continuing in our own foolishness and reckless way. Abortion will come to an end in America either through our repentance or the cataclysmic judgments of Almighty God. One way or another, it will come to an end.”

At this point, Flip handed the microphone to Rusty. Rusty reminded them of the warning that he gave on September 8, 2001, which was that if America didn't repent immediately of child-killing, then God would reduce our economic and military might to dust. Thirty hours after they left Washington, D.C., the Twin Towers, the symbol of our economic might, and the Pentagon, the symbol of our military might actually became dust.

Rusty went on to say, “We have walked the entire length of America with a warning from Almighty God. Either the legalizing of child-killing and homosexuality comes to an end or America as we know it will come to an end. When you see great calamities come upon America, calamities in which we won't be able to ‘get back to normal' or buy our way back from, know this for certain – that these things have come upon us because of the shedding of innocent blood, the acceptance of homosexuality, and the calling of good evil and evil good.”

At that point the mail had been delivered.

08/30/2004 It is Finished! But the battle has just begun - Final Walk Report; by Kristene O'Dell

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

08/24/2004 Walk report after Oh Saratoga regional event

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