Daily Devotional for Tuesday February 1, 2005
A Tool of God or a Tool of Satan
(Numbers 35:33-34; Exodus 20:13, 21:22; Jeremiah 1:5; Psalms 139:13-14; Isaiah 49:1; Job 31:15; Proverbs 24:11)
?Do not pollute the land where you are. Bloodshed pollutes the land and atonement cannot be made for the land on which blood has been shed except by the blood of the one who shed it. Do not defile the land where you live and where I dwell, for I, the LORD, dwell among the Israelites.? ? (Numbers 35:33 -34 NIV)
It is time for the Federal Government to end abortion before God?s wrath is finally unleashed on this nation.
Adolph Hitler will be remembered forever in human history for his killing of over 6 million Jews in what we know today as the Holocaust. You can also make the case that he is also directly responsible for the deaths of the 40 million people who died during World War 2. Sadly, after 32 years of legalized abortion, our Federal Government is now responsible for the slaughter of over 40 million innocent babies and is just as accountable to God for these murders as Adolph Hitler was for the blood he shed.
One of the reasons I challenge people before every new year to read the Bible from cover to cover is that it allows you to see who God is. It gives you an insight into the mind and nature of God from the very beginning until the very end. God is a God of love and grace and mercy. However, God is also a God of judgment and wrath. As the children of Israel, God?s chosen people found out time and time again, you cannot mock God and you cannot live in rebellion to God and not feel His wrath. God has richly blessed the United States over these past 228 plus years now but unless the Federal Government gets out of the business of slaughtering innocent babies, we will no longer enjoy His blessings but incur His wrath!
Abortion is a black and white issue. It is MURDER. Those who favor the killing of babies hate for this fact to be pointed out. They love to call themselves ?pro choice,? when in fact, they are pro death! The Bible is clear that life begins at conception and is from God. I have been laughing this past week over the clever attempts by Senator Clinton to find ?common ground? on this issue. Let me save the Senator from New York some time and effort. Abortion is a very simple issue. There is NO ?common ground.? Abortion is about the slaughter of innocent babies and you are either for it or you are against it.
Senator Kerry was foolish in the recent Presidential campaign in his statements that he is against abortion personally, yet he supported a woman?s right to choose. I am sorry Senator, but when every vote you have cast upholds a woman?s choice to kill her baby, YOU ARE FOR ABORTION! The only choice a woman has to make is to let her baby live. She is not making a choice about her body, but about the life of the human being she is carrying. When she chooses to kill that life, that is MURDER!
So, what is the answer? First, overturn Roe vs. Wade. So people are clear, all overturning Roe will do is send the issue of abortion back to each individual state to decide if that is something they want to make legal in their state. Second, repeal ALL government funding of Planned Parenthood, the number one advocate of slaughtering innocent babies. Third, evangelism. While it is critical to get the Federal government out of the business of killing babies, it still boils down to changing hearts. That only happens when people come to know Christ as their Savior and receive a new heart. A person who is following Christ is the least likely person to make the choice to kill their baby.
Is overturning Roe impossible? ABSOLUTELY NOT! However, we have a small window of opportunity that will close in a few years. I am afraid that if we do not deal with this issue now, we will never have another chance. No matter how those in the Democratic Party try to spin it, they will NEVER be in favor of overturning Roe or eliminating the funding to Planned Parenthood. The most likely candidates in the Republican Party in future years all lean towards those who favor abortion. My friend, the time to act on this issue is NOW!
Without question, it was the Christian voters who turned out and re-elected President Bush. In his State of the Union speech tomorrow night, I am calling on him to boldly proclaim that he will work tirelessly until they day he is out of office to see Roe overturned. Also, he can sign an Executive Order in 10 seconds and eliminate all Federal funding to Planned Parenthood. It is time for President Bush to step up to the plate and lead. Abortion is not only spiritual issue, it is a political one. God has allowed him to rise to power and to remain in power to take this nation out of the business of slaughtering innocent babies. NOW is time for him to act on this issue.
Many people will say that he can?t actually go on the record in supporting the overturning of Roe. They are 100% wrong! Those who oppose the President already accuse of him of having this agenda. Those who support the murdering of babies are already going to fight every Supreme Court nominee who would even think of overturning Roe. He might as well take the offensive and make a real stand on this issue. What it will do is motivate and encourage and mobilize tens of million of Believers throughout the nation to support him and put so much heat on their elected officials, it will become political suicide not to stand with the President in overturning Roe.
PRESIDENT BUSH RELIED ON THE MONEY AND THE VOTES OF THE CHRISTIANS IN THIS NATION TO GET RE-ELECTED SO HE SHOULD ALREADY KNOW THE POWER THE PEOPLE OF GOD HAVE WHEN THEY GET MOTIVATED. IF THE SAME ENERGY AND EFFORT AND RESOURCES WENT INTO OVERTURNING ROE AS IT DID IN GETTING HIM RE-ELECTED, IT WILL HAPPEN! MR. PRESIDENT, TAKE A STAND ON THIS ISSUE AND NOT ONLY WILL GOD?S PEOPLE SUPPORT YOU, GOD WILL SUPPORT YOU!
As for Planned Parenthood, let them find the money to fund their organization from the private sector. If they feel so strongly about slaughtering innocent babies, let them find people who support infanticide to give them the money they need to carry on their ?work.? For the Federal Government to fund an organization that is one of the leaders in helping women slaughter their babies is repulsive and disgusting. Again, whatever heat the President would take for doing this, will be from those who oppose him anyway. He cannot run again so he has nothing to lose in repealing all Federal funding for Planned Parenthood. The people of God will support him and GOD WILL SUPPORT HIM!
I love you and care about you so much. I have been in prayer these past few months about this issue, and over and over again as I read God?s Word I see that it has only been His grace and mercy that has kept Him from unleashing His wrath on this nation. We deserve it for so many reasons. We have forsaken the God of the Bible for the false gods of this world. We have chosen to live in utter rebellion to God and His Word. However, if for no other reason, the slaughter of over 40 million innocent babies is reason enough for God to pour out His wrath on this nation today!
We are on borrowed time my friend. God will not be silent much longer.This nation has the opportunity, right now, to get the Federal Government out of the business of slaughtering innocent babies. I am shocked at the silence of so many of the top Christian leaders in this nation who were so instrumental in helping President Bush get re-elected. Why they are not holding him accountable on this issue is beyond my ability to comprehend. Are they just happy to have ?their guy? in office? What good is it if we cannot see real change on issues that will affect the future of this nation.
I would encourage you to email the President at President@whitehouse.gov and encourage him to take a public stand in his State of the Union address on overturning Roe vs. Wade and immediately sign an Executive Order eliminating all Federal funding of Planned Parenthood.
I am often asked if abortion is acceptable in the case of rape and incest.The answer is NO! Some people think that if you have an abortion and kill the baby that was the result of this horrible act, it makes it easier for the woman to move on with her life. In reality, the opposite is true. What really happens is this. The horror of an abortion is something a woman NEVER forgets. In having to deal with the memory of the abortion, it also brings back the memory of the violent act that caused the pregnancy. This makes getting beyond the tragic experience that much more difficult.
Let me say a word to those men and women that have the scar of abortion in your life. Sadly, I deal daily with hundreds of women AND men that have made this sad choice at some point in their lives. Some of them did this 40 years ago and still are dealing the hurt, and pain, and guilt. You can?t go back and change what you have done. 1 John 1:9 says, ?If we confess our sins, God forgives us and cleanses us of all unrighteousness.? Trust His Word. The Bible also tells us that God not only forgives our sins, but forgets them. If He forgets, then you need to forget as well. It is satan who reminds you of your past sins to keep you paralyzed from serving God. HE IS A LIAR!!! Now is the time to trust God?s Word, and put this behind you once and for all. God still has much for you to do.
I realize that I am only one lone voice. However, God is going to hold me accountable for what I do in my life and in the work He has given me to do for His Kingdom. I have been preaching on this issue for over 13 years now, writing about it in the Daily Devotional for the past 65 months, as well as bringing it up on my t.v. program the last 2 years. I will continue to sound the warning that unless this nation stops slaughtering babies, we WILL incur God?s wrath.