June 6, 2021 – D-DAY
Pastor Troy Brewer, OpenDoor Church, Burleson, Texas
Today is June 6. 177 years ago today, the D-Day Invasion of Normandy took place.
Codenamed Operation Overlord, the battle began on June 6, 1944, also known as D-Day, when some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region. The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history and required extensive planning.
Prior to D-Day, the Allies conducted a large-scale deception campaign designed to mislead the Germans about the intended invasion target. By late August 1944, all of northern France had been liberated, and by the following spring the Allies had defeated the Germans. The Normandy landings have been called the beginning of the end of war in Europe.
OUR PRESIDENT CALLED FOR PRAYER
He didn’t call for a special “Day of Prayer.” He called for continued prayer. He knew that by God’s Grace, and the righteousness of our cause, that our sons would triumph. And he knew that with God’s blessing, we would prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy.
OVER LORD – WATCH OVER US, LORD
77 years ago today on June 6 or 66.
77 and 66 are interesting numbers to me.
66: When God is a faithful witness in humanity
There are six words in Hebrew and in Greek that we translate Man
The Bible, written in Hebrew and in Greek, has 66 books in it.
The word MAN occurs SIX times in Genesis chapter SIX. (verses 3,5,6, 2 times in 7, 9)
The word MAN occurs SIX times in II Chronicles chapter SIX. (verses 5,16,22,29,30,36)
The word MAN occurs SIX times in Galatians chapter SIX. (verses 1,3,4,5,7,17)
There are seven dispensations in the Bible. MAN is in control of SIX. The seventh dispensation (the millennium) the Lord is in control.
The seven dispensations are:
- Innocence – from the creation to the fall – MAN’s
- Conscience – from the fall to the Flood – MAN’s
- Human Government – from the Flood to the call of Abraham – MAN’s
- Promise – from the call of Abraham to the giving of the Law at Sinai under Moses – MAN’s
- Law – from Sinai to Calvary – MAN’s
- Grace – from Calvary to the Kingdom – MAN’s
- Kingdom – the 1000-year Messianic Era – GOD’s.
Joshua is the SIXTH book of the Old Testament:
The book of Joshua is: -The first book named after a MAN. -The word Joshua has SIX letters. -The word MEN occurs SIX times in Joshua SIX (verses 2,3,9,13,22,23) -Israel marches around Jericho SIX times in chapter SIX. -SIX times once a day for SIX days, the seventh day – SEVEN times (millennial reign) -Joshua has 24 (4 x SIX) chapters. -The word MAN occurs 30 (5 x SIX) times in Joshua.
Romans is the SIXTH book of the New Testament:
The book of Romans is: -The word Romans has SIX letters. (Only book in NT with SIX letters.) -Romans has the word MAN in it – RoMANs (only book in the Bible with MAN) -MAN is the SIXTH word in Romans CHAPTER SIX:SIX(6:6)
knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.
MAN is the SIXTH word in SIX verses in Romans (2:1, 2:3, 2:6, 3:28, 5:7, 6:6)
Romans has SIXteen chapters
A witness of or by God’s Spirit: 77
Jesus is the 77th name from God in Luke’s genealogy at the beginning of his book. • The word “church” and the phrase “house of God” appear exactly 77 times in Scripture.
There is no kingdom advancement without warfare
And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.
You need to know that when you were born again, part of your Faith package came with the God-given ability to crash the gates of hell and advance the kingdom of heaven into brand new places.
Your King is a warrior king
Because the church has a minimal understanding of King and Kingdom and the warfare and violence that goes with advancement …
I think the church is a lot better at foxhole christianity.
Where we just sit and hope for deliverance from somebody else and that we don’t get hurt.
“We are not going to dig foxholes and wait for the enemy to come shooting at us. We are going to move ahead, and move fast.”
“When you dig a foxhole, you dig a grave. When you are in that foxhole and fire at the enemy, he knows your exact location…We will keep moving and the enemy will always hit where we have been and not where we are.”
– General George S. Patton
Unfortunately, because of the lack of a value for advancement, the whole Christian world has been much better at trying to meet God and present our case to the world from where we used to be and not from where we are supposed to be.
CHRISTIANS WHO HAVE HEAVEN INVADING THEIR EARTH ARE CHRISTIANS WHO WILL INVADE THE EARTH WITH HIS KINGDOM.
Patton’s theory was that if the enemy was constantly under attack, there would not be any need to defend. He realized that the force moving in offensive warfare had an advantage over the defending forces. He said, “We will fight on our terms and we will win.”
In spiritual warfare, if you understand the objective of warfare is the defeat of the enemy, you will not be easily reduced to a defensive position.
To gain total victory, offensive fronts are required.
KINGDOM ADVANCEMENT IS ALL ABOUT WARFARE
Matthew 11:12 (KJV)
And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
Matthew 11:13 (New Living Translation)
And from the time John the Baptist began preaching until now, the Kingdom of Heaven has been forcefully advancing, and violent people are attacking it.
Everything changed with John the Baptist, from defensive to offensive. Now the Kingdom advances through the violent warfare of Kingdom people attacking the enemies ground and claiming it for Jesus.
Once John’s ministry began, things changed.
John the Baptist is a Jewish prophet and a christian saint.
He was the true high priest by birthright, as the son of Zechariah.
He is both Old Testament and New Testament.
Jesus said there was nobody else like him. He was uniquely supernatural (Matthew 11).
The Bible said he came in the spirit of Elijah (that’s all about warfare) Luke 1:17
He pointed out King Jesus as the man who takes away the sins of the world (that’s warfare). He doesn’t cover it up but takes it away. That’s warfare.
And with that business came the business of heaven invading earth, and that’s the warfare Jesus is talking about.
THE JOB OF JOHN THE BAPTIST WAS TO MAKE A PEOPLE READY TO RECIVE THE LORD JESUS CHRIST WHICH IS GOD’S DIVINITY ENTERING INTO MAN’S HUMANITY.
Jesus may have come to demonstrate the Father and His love, but make no mistake: Jesus is a warrior. He’s the Captain of the Lord’s Armies (Joshua 5:14) and He means business. He’s not playing.
There is no kingdom advancement without warfare.
ADDITIONAL PROPHETIC RESEARCH ON D-DAY
D-DAY – June 6, 1944
BOTH 66 AND 44 ARE MUSICAL METERS
Psalm 66 (Praise to God for His Awesome Works)
Make a joyful shout to God, all the earth! 2 Sing out the honor of His name; Make His praise glorious.
3 Say to God, “How awesome are Your works! Through the greatness of Your power Your enemies shall submit themselves to You. 4 All the earth shall worship You and sing praises to You; They shall sing praises to Your name.” Selah
Psalm 44 (Redemption Remembered in Present Dishonor)
We have heard with our ears, O God, Our fathers have told us, The deeds You did in their days, In days of old: 2 You drove out the nations with Your hand, But them You planted; You afflicted the peoples, and cast them out. 3 For they did not gain possession of the land by their own sword, Nor did their own arm save them; But it was Your right hand, Your arm, and the light of Your countenance,
Because You favored them. 4 You are my King, O God; Command victories for Jacob. 5 Through You we will push down our enemies; Through Your name we will trample those who rise up against us. 6 For I will not trust in my bow, nor shall my sword save me. 7 But You have saved us from our enemies, and have put to shame those who hated us. 8 In God we boast all day long, and praise Your name forever. Selah
CODE NAME: OPERATION OVERLORD
General Dwight D. Eisenhower commander
• Dwight – white (purity, Holy Spirit)
• Eisenhower – iron hewer
Proverbs 27:17 – As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.
Isaiah 45:2-3 – ‘I will go before you And make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron. 3 I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, the Lord, Who call you by your name, I Am the God of Israel.
The Bible says 4 times that Jesus will rule with a rod of iron; 3 of those in Revelation
• Eisenhower Birthdate: October 14, 1890
And whoever will not receive you nor hear your words, when you depart from that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet.
And there has been no day like that, before it or after it, that the Lord heeded the voice of a man; for the Lord fought for Israel.
GREAT CRUSADE QUOTE FROM D-DAY:
You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hope and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. – General Dwight D. Eisenhower
156,000 American, British & Canadian soldiers
50-mile stretch of coastline at Normandy, France
• Normandy: North Man
• North is the Throne of Jesus Christ
• Man – the flesh
For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north;’
• Omaha – Native American “those going against the wind or current”
• Highest American casualties – 2,000
Sword Beach & Gold Beach
• Sword – the word of God
• Gold – the manifest presence of God
• Highest British casualties – 2,000
Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
• Erwin: friend of the boar (wild hog)
• Rommel: to make a noise or cause a disturbance
• Birthdate: November 15, 1892
(Seventh Trumpet: The Kingdom Proclaimed)
Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!”
Fortified the Atlantic Wall with hundreds of machine gun bunkers, millions of landmines on the beach and flooding inland marshes to trap paratroopers
Hitler’s mistake: only one Panzer tank division at Normandy. All others were near Paris or on Frances southern coastline.
German casualties on D-Day are unknown but estimated 4,000-9,000
Allied casualties on D-Day:
• 4,400 killed
• 9,000 wounded
9 – + fruit bearing, – judgment over death
44 – mem dalet
• Mem pictograph: water
• Dalet pictograph: door