Tuesday, January 27, 2009
As I write this post, I am trying to hold tears back from my eyes ... my heart is heavy and I am overwhelmed with sorrow. Early, early this morning I woke up for no other reason than God wanted my attention... What came to mind was the plight of the unborn. The Holy Spirit brought several things to mind and I wrote them down... I sit here now to put all of this to words. Before doing so however I went to a website that gives you all the information on abortion... how it is done, how many, etc... Grief, sorrow, and tears now flow as I think of these precious little ones.
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness... Isaiah 5:20a
There are many arguments out there for women to have the right to choose... but the question is what are they choosing? The choice they have been given is to choose to give life or to take a life. You can call it what you want and try to cover it up in many ways to make it seem like something it is not... for in the end the truth is bold - when you take a life, you commit murder. As a Christian we are commanded by the LORD our God: You shall not murder. Exodus 20:13. Once our country believed this... they honored the ten commandments... however times have changed and so has this country - sadly not for the better.
For all of us that are alive, we were once a cluster of cells developing with our own unique DNA into the person we are... Did you know that by day 20 of our life our heart, brain, spinal column, and nervous system were almost complete and our eyes began to form. And by the 22nd day our heart began to beat. We are all uniquely created by God... and it is there in the womb that God forms us... He knows us and He sees us. Just as He knows and sees and forms these babies. God does not make mistakes, we do. And in this country we have made a great travesty... for "we" now call what is evil good (choice) ... Since when did it become ok to murder a child, to take their life, to cause them pain and death... How twisted has our thinking become that we can say this is ok. When is it ok to take a life for convenience sake, because we don't feel ready or want to deal with "consequences" and so on...(let us remember there are alternatives to abortion!). If what was done to these babies was done outside of the womb or even days after birth, we would all be up in arms saying "oh how horrific, how could someone do something like that to a baby?!" I could go on and on here but I think you get my point. (see Psalm 139:13; Jer. 1:5; Isa. 43:6, etc.)
I was reminded last night of the Israelite children who were killed/sacrificed in the Old Testament. They were burned to idols, slaughtered to these idols... this was sin against God and detestable in His sight. In Ezekiel when He talks about these things He calls them His children and that is what they are ... we all are, children of God... and woe to him who does what is evil in the sight of the LORD and calls what is evil good and good evil. (See 2 Kings 16:3; 17:7-9, 15-17, 31; Jer. 32:35; Eze. 16:20-21). And that is what is going on today, children are being sacrificed to the idol of (choice) self... we esteem our lives, our goals, our wants, etc. more than we esteem life.
We cannot hide sin from God... He knows what is upon our tongue before we even say it; He knows our hearts and minds, nothing is hidden from Him. Jesus said: "But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart." Matt. 5:28 - did you catch that... he didn't commit the physical act but in his heart he sinned... What is in our hearts that we can say in this country (and around the world) that to take the life of a child is ok, it is justifiable? How? How? HOW is it!?!
The Enemy has blinded many to truth & their eyes are closed & their ears don't hear and their hearts are hardened... So that they call what is evil good; they call it choice yet the unborn have no choice or voice except for ours. How I pray that hearts would be softened, that eyes would be opened and ears would hear and that this nation would turn in repentance to God ... that life would once again be sacred and that we would put an end to this sin called abortion! We would tear down the idols of self and greed... and would agree with God that this is wrong (sin).
Sadly, it is not only the unborn who are hurt by abortion... but even the women who so many fight to give this right to are hurting, and some have been killed physically while others are dying on the inside... They need hope... They need forgiveness, they need love, but most of all they need Jesus! Not the cultural Christianity but the real thing... they need a Savior, they need to know He is waiting with open arms to love and forgive them, to heal the wounds and to bring them to Himself. He is present!!! He is waiting!!! For in Christ there is no condemnation.
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Rom. 3:23
What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! Rom. 6:1-2a
(See Rom. 6:1-14)
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Idols of Self & Greed (statistics)
Lord have mercy and I pray that you would open up the eyes of those who are pro-choice, that you would soften their hearts ... Lord God, I entrust all to you knowing that even if there is not justice upon this earth for these little ones, there will be justice for them one day... For we will all have to stand before you and give account... Again I pray for mercy and repentance now Lord!
I ask that you my brothers and sisters in Christ would PRAY and walk faithfully & in obedience!!! That you would do all that is within you to honor, obey and glorify the Lord...
He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.