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My Dad World War II Veteran


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No Bullets!


My dad was only 18 years old when He served in the United States Navy in 1944. They sent him overseas and when he landed on the island of Okinawa in Japan into a fierce battle he had a gun but no bullets. They didn’t give guns to black soldiers back then with bullets. I guess the black soldiers could not be trusted enough to fight. It was a very scary and stressful situation for the black soldiers. My 91 year old father hasn’t forgotten these events but has forgiven and has been very honored and proud to serve his country.


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My 18 year old dad is on the left in the front.


As my father was reflecting recently on his time in the United States Navy I couldn’t elijah mckelvin navyimagine how difficult it must have been for him to face an enemy with no bullets.   I started to think…what if we went to our spiritual war with no bullets…no ammunition…no functioning weapons. We would be so afraid. But thank Father God that He gave us supernatural weapons of divine power through Jesus Christ who has already won the battle!!!!!!!!!

The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 2 Corinthians 10:4

The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus14:14

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7

But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.1 Corinthians 15:57

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

No bullets….this is a problem!

No Jesus Christ…..this is a problem!

You do know Jesus?….no problem… you’re covered…..pray and trust…pray and trust!




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