Thursday, September 24, 2015

Follow The Lord's Light By Night And His Arrow Of Deliverance By Day


When God's man, Moses, was sent to deliver God's people from slavery in Egypt, they followed Moses, as he followed 'the angel of God'who led them to the shores of the Red Sea ... where Pharaoh's army caught up to them to annihilate them. The people were sure Moses had led them into an Egyptian trap from which there was no escape. But God always provides a way of escape to do his will, where there seems to be no way (1 Cor.10:13). The darkest storm clouds are a fearsome black danger on the bottom, from the human view point, but are a brilliant glorious white on the top ... from God's view point. God had their back.
"And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them"And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these." Exodus 14:19-20. Never forget, if you are a Christian, that the same God who delivered His people Israel, is also your Father and you, His child. He has your back, your survival and your best interests in mind. You can rest in Him. He has a destination for you to pursue and a job for you to do,


The prophet Elisha, just before he died, told the desperate, besieged  king of Israel, how to defeat the Syrian enemy. He told him to open the east window and shoot an arrow toward Aphek, in the Syrian Desert, east of the Sea of Galilee. The king of Israel shot the arrow, but then showed little enthusiasm of courage and confidence, in his response to God's prophet ... to follow that arrow into the battle for deliverance. Had he followed "The arrow of the LORD's deliverance",
with stronger faith, he would have faired well. "And he said, Open the window eastward. And he opened it. Then Elisha said, Shoot. And he shot. And he said, The arrow of the LORD'S deliverance...." 2 Kings 13:17

Arrows Point the Way

All across the USA, Seventy-foot concrete arrows can be found in remote locations.

Follow them, and they’ll point you out of the desert.


They come courtesy of the US Postal Service’s Air Force and will point you all the way across the continental United States.


They were constructed in 1924 to guide postal planes in
the right direction as they carried mail from coast to coast.


These old planes couldn’t rely on radio as much at the
time, so they used these arrows, along with beacon towers, to navigate.



The arrows and beacons bisect the United States
from San Francisco to New York City.


The towers were 50 feet tall and fixed with gas lights
that could be seen from 10 miles away, in order to help
lost pilots find their way.
This is a model of the arrows and towers in their heyday.


World War II brought new advances in radio technology
that effectively made the towers and arrows system obsolete.
The towers were mostly dismantled.


There has been an effort to restore and preserve
some of them, however.
Like this one in New Mexico complete with its generator shack.



Follow God's arrow through the burning desert wastes, through the impossible trials of life, through the pains, sicknesses, discouragements, betrayals and fears of life's fight, and you will arrive at His destination for your flight.  RB