Sunday, August 31, 2008



The grand old hymn “Onward Christian Soldiers” has such a powerful battle cry to keep up the fight, to continue in battle, to get a firm hold on the cross of JESUS CHRIST and keep marching. Cowboys and Cowgirls, that battle cry must be carried on today because we are faced with a powerful move of the enemy from all sides, actually every aspect of our Christian life is threatened. The Apostle Paul sure gives a very accurate description of the direction that this nation and world is traveling.

2 Tim 3:1-4: 1This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

2For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

As the election draws near and as we wonder how things will work out, there are many fears that arises over so many issues. We as Americans, Cowboys and Cowgirls and Christians, are faced with so many possible changes in our way of life and our religious freedoms. It is a great possibility that many things could change, and change very quickly.

These changes may not be so readily understood; a good example is a foreign missionary said that they greatly feared for their lives in the nineties, because there was absolutely no respect for the American government in many of the countries they were working. But over the last eight years they were able to minister and work at sharing JESUS CHRIST with a great deal of freedom and respect. Another issue is the strong ties with the nation of Israel, especially with the threat of the nuclear program in Iran, may change with this election.

As we near the seventh anniversary of 9/11 it is so difficult to believe that the fanatics of the religion responsible for that terrible act have such freedom and are recognized by so many large corporations and political figures in this nation. Especially since America was the nation that was attacked, and when so many Christian programs are threatened or actually removed and now considered unlawful.

Now I don’t want to project a “doom and gloom” outlook, but I do want to put our Christian warriors to work. And encourage each one to a stronger walk with the LORD, and especially to greatly expand your “Prayer Life.” As we read about the great men and women of faith in the early church, we wonder how they were able to continue on with such a terrible charge of the enemy. But we must remember that they were not alone, they were empowered by THE HOLY SPIRIT and HIS strength.

They were not alone and WE (Americans and Cowboys and Cowgirls as Christians) are not alone. THE HOLY SPIRIT is certainly with us, and we need to activate HIS POWER in this election, not only for the president, but for the congress and senate. PRAY, PRAY, PRAY is the Cowboys For Christ official slogan for this election, and I personally ask each one to PRAY, PRAY, PRAY that the LORD will accomplish HIS WILL in each position that is up for election. And PRAY, PRAY, PRAY that revival with happen in America and around the world that JESUS CHRIST will be preached, proclaimed and accepted as the SAVIOR that HE is, and that great and mighty works will be accomplished for HIS HONOR and GLORY. Dave


Published in THE CHRISTIAN RANCHMAN August 2008


Christianity, morality, patriotism, and reverence to GOD are attributes that we all respect and desire in our lives and in the lives of those who we have daily contact. I certainly don’t know of anyone that would enjoy being lied to or stolen from, and I feel sure that you don’t, either. Truthfulness, honesty, sincerity, caring and understanding are elements that are greatly admired and wanted in everyone who touch our lives and the lives of those we love. And I guess why I am on the subject I should mention, responsibility and accountability, too.
Cowboys and cowgirls, if we desire and respect those qualities in those around us then we certainly should desire the same in our elected officials, those who are responsible for our laws and governing acts. All of the attributes mentioned above should be required from all elected officials, regardless of the office or position they are seeking. Remember we are talking about “One nation under GOD” and singing “GOD bless America.”
As I reflect on the many laws that have been placed into force over the last thirty or forty years I cannot believe that the attributes described above were evident as these laws were developed and voted upon. The patriotism that was once so strong now says it is OK to burn the flag because it is freedom of expression, the flag that stands as the symbol of freedom throughout the world. When in reality it is allowing those guilty of such an act to trample the blood of the thousands upon thousands who have died in battle while fighting for the right to fly that flag.
When we consider the attributes that are so respected above, how could they have been used to make a law that it is a crime to post “THE TEN COMMANDANTS” in a government or public place? And even worse, it is against the law to pray to ALMIGHTY GOD at a sporting event or even a graduation ceremony. And to top it all off, it is law to murder millions of unborn babies under the label of “freedom of choice.” All of this because of weak, easily swayed, self-serving law makers in the senate and congress that have sold out to satan and his evil workers.
Now, you may think that I am being overly hard on our public servants, but actually I am only stating facts. Facts that I wish were not true, but they stand out as a blaring statement against the ones who were voted into those offices only to miss use and abuse their authority. I ask each and every one to vote and to PRAY, PRAY and PRAY before they vote. And especially to research each and every candidate and if they do not measure up to the spiritual, moral and patriotic standards then do not vote for them and tell those you know about their record and history of voting for laws that are destroying this country.
What a wonderful prospect it would be if each law maker would start every day with true prayer to the ETERNAL FATHER. What a glorious, solid and confirming movement if they looked to our LORD JESUS CHRIST for guidance and direction in the law making and decisions, and the good of the nation and the people were first and foremost in their minds and agenda. Please “vote” and PRAY, PRAY and PRAY and seek HIS guidance. May GOD bless you and may GOD bless America. Dave

Who is Cowboys for Christ

Cowboys For Christ (CFC) was founded in 1970 and is a ministry that God called to reach out to the livestock industry worldwide. Everyone is welcome, you don’t have to be in the Livestock industry or a Cowboy or Cowgirl to be a part of this group. We are highly evangelical and very mission minded. We don’t take the place of the local church. We work with local churches to fill the kingdom of God.

The doors of Cowboys for Christ fellowships are always open to everyone; the saved and the unsaved, city and country folks alike.

Come as you are.

God Bless you all. See you on the Trail.