before the sun goes down

"Be of good courage, and let us behave ourselves valiantly for our people, and for the cities of our God: and let the LORD do that which is good in His sight" (I Chronicles 19:13).

Sunday, January 20, 2013

40 Years Too Long

January 22nd, 2013 (this COMING Tuesday) is a significant day.  It marks 40 years since the United States of America declared it legal to slay babies before they are born.  At this time we have slaughtered over  55,000,000 (55 MILLION) children!

Our nation, still in horror at the deaths of 20 children in Newtown, Connecticut (and rightly so), must consider the 3,000 American boys and girls that are violently butchered each day!  Sadly, our nation as a whole, is unmoved at these facts.  These babies are much more defenseless—they cannot run, hide, or even cry out for help!

God makes it very clear that His people are to speak on behalf of those who have no voice. "Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.  Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy"  (Proverbs 31:8-9). I hear a lot about how we must care for the needs of the poor and needy in society.  But is it not true that the unborn are the poorest and most needy of the land?

Do we think that God will be silent concerning this matter?  Did not the blood of Abel cry out to Him?  Are not "hands that shed innocent blood" (Proverbs 6:17) an abomination in His blood?  Did God not overthrow the Canaanites because of their wickedness, chief among which was declared by Moses? "...For even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods" (Deuteronomy 12:31).  Abortion is a human sacrifice to the god of self.  Who are we to think that we have the jurisdiction, not only to choose when we have children, but also to think that we can murder innocent people in the womb?  Those who promote abortion both "condemn the innocent blood" (Psalm 94:21) and "contemn God" (Psalm 10:13).

Did not the LORD judge even the kingdom of Judah and Jerusalem, the apple of His eye, for their national  sins, led by king Manasseh, who "shed innocent blood very much" (II Kings 21:16)?  How can we think that our own nation should be able escape the judgment we deserve?  Why should we expect God to bless the people that murders their little ones?  Remember, "Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people" (Proverbs 14:34).  There is reproach on this our nation today, for we have cast God's laws behind our backs (Nehemiah 9:26) and have framed "mischief by a law" (Psalm 94:20).  We are told that "Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD" (Psalm 33:12), but does it not follow that conversely, that the nation which rebels against the LORD, and slaughters the innocent is in danger of judgment (Matthew 5:21)?  The Scripture warns, "Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person" (Deuteronomy 27:25).  Does it not follow that cursed is the nation who protects, promotes, and provides for the continuance of such a vile practice?  Sober thoughts indeed.

Our nation has allowed the murder of the innocent and it's money making industry 40 years too long!

A multitude of believers in churches today are slumbering in apathy toward this great massacre.  Some even promote abortion as a good thing, calling evil good.  Woe unto them!  Did Christ not tell us that we are to be salt and light in society?   Many others recognize the problem, but do nothing of substance about it.  We need to hear the rebuke of Paul: "Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame" (I Corinthians 15:34).  

Much of the church has chosen to ignore the murder of the innocent and, even at times, defended it's money making industry 40 years too long!

Let us stand for truth, and declare the word of God concerning Life, and Life Everlasting!

Let us consider this charge: "If thou forebear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?" (Proverbs 24:11-12).

What is the believer to do when society is contemning God and condemning the innocent blood? 

"They that forsake the law praise the wicked, but such as keep the law contend with them" (Proverbs 28:4).  We must obey His word and contend for Life, pleading the cause of those who are unable to speak for themselves!  We must also cry unto the Lord to work mightily to change hearts.  "It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law" (Psalm 119:126).  

If the Lord has given you a burden for this ministry, and you would like to find out ways that you can get involved in the battle for lives and souls, please contact me.  I would love to share resources and ideas, and encourage you as you go forward.

There is still time to win a battle before the sun goes down.