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Gettysburg – Land of Hurt Land of Healing


GETTYSBURG – the name alone stirs memories or thoughts maybe even feelings difficult to describe but very real to the soul.  Gettysburg…a land known for one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, a land where so many hearts were broken, so very many more stopped altogether!  Gettysburg is a pivotal place in our country’s history, where a pivotal battle raged for three very long and hot days in July at this farm in Pennsylvania.  The battle was a turning point in the Civil War, a battle that actually helped to bring an end to the very sobering and terribly destructive “contest between the states.”  Today, Gettysburg remains hollowed but with tears clearly present for those who wish to see; yes, crying…for healing and reconciliation between whites and blacks, between whites and whites, and blacks and blacks.  Healing and reconciliation the kind no bullets can produce, no army can march upon, no power or force can forge by sheer will or might.  Only through the prayers and words of forgiveness can Godly people pour God’s healing balm upon hearts still sorely wounded.


Pastor James David Manning of Harlem, New York has decided to begin the healing process.  Pastor Manning has begun the conversation leading toward healing hearts, healing souls, healing the land that still moans from the pain and grief of over 51,000 men who died on that land called Gettysburg.  Pastor Manning has shouted, “ENOUGH!”  Let us begin bringing reconciliation to both blacks and whites – to people.  I am humbled to have been invited by Pastor Manning to join him, and others, on this healing mission; to be present in Gettysburg and participate in this beautiful act of seeking forgiveness and restoration.  Will you join me?


Join me in Gettysburg on July 4th.  Join me in prayer and intercession for the healing to move like a mighty wind across the plains of Gettysburg to every person present, and then beyond to every person, black or white, who needs his or her heart touched with the healing warmth of the Holy Spirit from the Lord Jesus Christ and Him alone!  Join me to pray that the tears and fears that took hold early in our country’s history and was wrapped in the evil bondage of slavery will be dried, healed, and laughter and new hearts will soar with restoration and reconciliation.  If you cannot actually be present in Gettysburg then consider sending an offering or financial gift to Pastor James David Manning at Atlah World Missionary Church in Harlem, New York.  Go to the website below or phone the toll-free number, and let this incredible ministry know you are standing with them in prayer, maybe even personally, and will help this huge task by sending a one-time gift to cover costs.  Pastor Manning is sending buses to many cities free, bringing thousands to this healing event.  Will you help?  Will you attend?  Will you please pray for restoration to occur in our Nation?


Every single one of us who proclaim Jesus Christ as The Lord and Savior have a responsibility, but may I also say privilege to bring repentance and reconciliation, and to use our authority as God’s government on earth to see people healed and set free, regions healed and new life brought to the land.  We have been taught and even indoctrinated with a theology that the world is getting worse and the Church should be going into hiding and simply wait upon the Return of the Lord.  This false teaching is widespread but not at all scriptural.  We have the authority to take back the land; to take back lives that have been destroyed by bitterness and hate, grief and immense sorrow. We are to be the earthly representatives of the Lord God Almighty.  We are to occupy (this word occupy is a verb, an action word) until the Day of Jesus.  May I be found representing the Lord Jesus Christ at the moment of my last breath, not hiding, not simply waiting.  Join me to begin the process of seeking forgiveness, speaking apologies for the harms and ills that have promoted anger, hatred, fear, hearts filled with heaviness from generations of shame and blame.  As Pastor Manning has cried “ENOUGH!”


Lyle J. Rapacki, Ph.D.






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About Lyle Rapacki

LYLE J. RAPACKI, Ph.D. is an Intelligence and Threat Assessment Specialist who has provided intelligence briefings and consultations to selected members of the Arizona State Legislature on Border Security, Deviant Movement Groups, and threats to State sovereignty from May 2010 thru April of 2018.  Dr. Rapacki’s reports, briefings and consultations have enlarged to include elected and law enforcement officials across the country.  Lyle believes he is now being directed to sound the Shofar of Warning to the Remnant Church of the challenges and threats directed ahead.  He is the author of the successful and quick reading Amazon books: "Our Forefathers truly Appealed to Heaven" $10, Amazon Kindle E-books $7.


  1. Lyle, what an excellent post. We unfortunately still have a lot of healing to do in this country. Although we have made great strides there is still much racial tension that exists. We as believers in the LORD Yeshua must help seek reconciliation, in our personal lives as well as in our communities and our nation. God will be exalted as this is why He died for us, so that we can become more like Him. Let us all join Lyle and Pastor Manning and pray for healing and reconciliation. Let us help our brother in Messiah in this humble and noble cause. Praise God.

    • Thanks Rabbi Eric for your comments on my latest article: Gettysburg – Land of Hurt Land of Healing. As you well know there are many crisis and challenges facing our country. But our Lord is still working, still moving upon people of various political and social beliefs…and I strongly believe the Lord is wooing people everywhere to Come and Follow Him. In doing so, He is calling people (who are willing, and not all are) to humble themselves and seek forgiveness and restoration. I believe the Lord is building a Remnant Church, a church of called-out ones who are willing to walk in a manner much similar to those we read about in the Book of Acts. Pastor Manning in Harlem, New York is a wonderful Brother-in-the-Lord, and I have been privileged to know him these past five years. Pastor Manning is one who is moving in the power of the Lord to bring Forgiveness and Restoration. I am humbled he invited me to participate, and I look forward to the time spent once again at Gettysburg. This time I get the joy of participating in the call to Restore and Heal. If you can’t join me then I will send you a card. 🙂 Shalom – LJR

  2. The healing can only begin at a time whereas the Confederate soldier gets his proper honor at the table of American veteran. Much disinformation has been made of those gallant soldiers who bled the field red fighting for their country, their people and their homes. D Eisenhower passed US Title 38 giving Confederate soldiers the same honors as US veterans and yet none of the Confederate battle flags fly at the Veterans memorials.

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