Daniel’s Mighty Men (Black Sail)
Our friend David Bergsland wrote this story about a Christian black ops team. A unique concept that certainly breaks traditional barriers.
From the Author
David’s mighty men are given good coverage in the Bible. In 2 Samuel 22 and 1 Chronicles 11, David’s mighty men did amazing feats. They snuck David water from the center of the enemy camp after David vaguely wished for it.
- Abishai, the brother of Joab, was the leader of the Thirty. He once used his spear to kill 300 enemy warriors in a single battle. It was by such feats that he became as famous as the Three. [1 Chron 11:20 NLT]
- Josheb-Basshebeth, a Tahkemonite, was chief of the Three; he raised his spear against eight hundred men, whom he killed in one encounter. [2 Sam 23:8 NIV]
These were supernaturally anointed warriors. But that begs the question:
The scenario may seem extreme, but only if you have not lived in New Mexico for the past three decades. Radical Mexicans get the money, supplies, training, and leadership they need–to do what they have been talking about since the mid-20th century, at least. The invasion comes suddenly on Cinco de Mayo. The burden of repelling the invaders and saving the union falls on Senator Daniel Aragon, the presidential candidate with the character to do what Washington shockingly refuses to allow. The Lord gives the authority and provides the warriors. How will it all work out? What’s His plan?
It’s a fun read, with real spiritual training and discipleship at its core. There’s a lot of action, but these aren’t trigger-happy cowboys shootin’ up the range. They are warriors led by a former CIA assassin who’s now a spirit-filled pastor. In Washington, experience a situation room meeting of horror contrasted with one led by the Spirit of God. A Godly political leader? Put that in your pipe and smoke it.
I’ll bet you’ll like the story. David