The Ghost Army

Posted by: in Editorials, Uncategorized on October 27th


Recently I learned about a group of men that were called the Ghost Army. This group of men was recruited to fight the enemy through means of deception. They were some of the smartest men in their fields. Their goal was to make the enemy think that there was a threat nearby. 

They used things such as inflatable tanks and vehicles, sound effects, and even art to wage war on the enemy. They would sneak into areas where they knew that the enemy would be able to see them and begin to set up this fake army. When the sun rose, the Nazis would see and hear this army and would know that they couldn’t go there because that was now enemy territory. While this may sound silly, it was a powerful tactic in the war. It helped to convince the Nazis that the American army was strong. 

The enemy didn’t know that there was no substance behind what they saw. They saw the men, and the tanks, and heard the sounds of marching. Due to this, the Nazis figured that the army that was claiming that territory was real.

Just as real as the one that the Ghost Army was in, we are in a war. However, the Bible tells us that we are not fighting flesh and blood, but rather spirits and principalities. Sometimes we feel like we have nothing left to give to this fight. It is exhausting sometimes, but we must press on. You may feel as empty as the inflatable tanks that the Ghost Army were using but there was still power in that empty tank, and there is still power in you. 

By standing on the ground that God has given, you are telling the enemy that this land isn’t for them. You’re saying that there is an army of God that is claiming this territory and if they want it then there will be a fight.

Don’t give in to the lies of the enemy that say that you cannot win. Claim that land in the name of Jesus and begin to let the enemy know that you are there. Play the sounds of your army, let there be a joyful noise of praise that is heard around you as you stand. Let the enemy see you standing on the word of God.

God will see you through to the end.  



Akilah lives in South Dakota, where the winters are cold and the summers are beautiful. She works in a one-room school teaching kindergarten through 8th grade. In addition, she works alongside her husband to help minister to the children and families of Watertown, SD. In her spare time, she enjoys taking her dog for walks in the country and curling up with a good cup of tea and an even better book.

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