Daily Devotional for Wednesday January 9, 2008
Why Did $300 Million of Our Taxes Go To Slaughtering Innocent Babies
(Exodus 20:13; Psalm 106:38; Jeremiah 1:5)
Why did $300 MILLION DOLLARS of our tax money go to slaughter innocent babies last year? I read about the Old Testaments prophets lamenting the fact they faithfully deliver the word God has told them to deliver to the people and nobody listened to them. I fully understand the frustration they felt and can empathize with them. For the nearly 8 years Liveprayer has been online, for the 4+ years the TV program has been on the air, I have faithfully delivered God's message that the legalized slaughter of over 4,000 innocent babies every DAY was going to unleash God's wrath on this nation. We will never forget 9/11 and the 3,000 innocence people who died that day. We will always remember the horror of Hurricane Katrina and how it virtually destroyed one of the great cities in our country, killing hundreds and displacing hundreds of thousands of innocent people. Yet, every 24 hours we legally slaughter 4,000 innocent babies and we never even give it a second thought!
*DID YOU THINK TODAY ABOUT THE FACT IN THE LAST 24 HOURS 4,000 INNOCENT BABIES ACROSS THIS COUNTRY WERE SLAUGHTERED???
The leading baby killing organization in the world is Planned "how to kill your baby" Parenthood. They just released their financial data for fiscal 2005-2006 and here are the numbers. They brag that they performed a record 264,943 murders during the year. During that time they received $345.1 million in clinic income, $212.2 million in donations, and $305.3 MILLION DOLLARS FROM US TAX PAYERS!!! Their total income was $902.8 million with expenses of $847 million, leaving them a profit of $55.8 million dollars!!! What a great business they have!!!
Want a good contrast. Based on the actual ministry results we have generated over 8 years through the Internet and on TV, FOR A FRACTION OF WHAT PLANNED "how to kill your baby" PARENTHOOD GENERATED JUST IN THEIR DONATIONS, WE COULD SEE ALMOST AS MANY SOULS LED TO CHRIST AS BABIES THEY SLAUGHTERED!!!
The fact that our Federal Government makes the practice of infanticide legal in this nation is sickening to me, and I can only imagine how it sickens God. The fact that the Federal Government takes $300 MILLION TAX DOLLARS and gives it to this organization to slaughter babies disgusts me more than I can even begin to put into words. The government not only make killing babies legal, they actually take our tax dollars and give them to the leading organization whose sole purpose is to slaughter innocent babies. My friend, we not only are long overdue God's wrath, but we deserve God's wrath! Forget the fact we have turned from God to worship the false gods and idols of the world. Forget the fact that we live in total rebellion to God and His Truth. Simply the fact that we slaughter over 4,000 innocent babies every single day in this nation is enough for us to suffer whatever punishment God metes out!
I have sent a special letter to President Bush today, reminding him that the ONLY REASON he got elected, not once but twice, was because of the votes of Bible-believing followers of Christ who believed him when he promised to take a stand for life. I explained to him that it was God who allowed him to rise to the highest office in the land. He has the power through an Executive Order to immediately cut ALL funding to Planned Parenthood. They are a PRIVATE ORGANIZATION, no different than Liveprayer. If they want to be in the business of killing babies, that is their choice. However, there is no justifiable reason that our tax dollars should go to a private company so they can slaughter innocent babies. Please be praying for President Bush, since he has the power to bring an immediate end to the Federal Government giving our tax dollars to subsidize this organization's baby killing business.
I keep asking myself when will this nation wake up? I am afraid like the children of Israel so many times in the Old Testament, we have become so lost in our sin, so blinded by our rejection of and rebellion to God, that we no longer possess a conscience. Our hearts are so hardened and our soul is seared that we no longer care. Knowing that it is only a matter of moments before God says enough is enough and pours out His wrath upon this nation, it would be easy for hopelessness to set in and do nothing. That is the mindset satan wants us to have. Instead, now is the time to do more! We are the victors, it is satan who is defeated!
I believe in my heart of hearts that we can see a real spiritual revival in this nation, and more importantly, see millions of lost souls turn from their sins and to faith in Jesus. The time has never been more ripe. I look at the fact this one organization whose sole goal is the slaughtering of innocent babies raised nearly ONE BILLION dollars last year. With just ONE PERCENT of that, Liveprayer can lead as many souls to everlasting life through faith in Jesus Christ as babies Planned "how to kill your baby" Parenthood can murder in a year!
I have to be honest with you, I am flesh and blood and weak like all men. It is so much easier to walk by sight than it is by faith. Over the weekend I entertained the thought of backing off, giving up on the TV program, forgetting about reaching more people on the Internet, and just ministering each day to those we currently are reaching. I thought that it would be nice to start focusing more on my wife and myself and go back to living a normal life. We have both made tremendous sacrifices these past 8 years for God's work.
It would be nice to just go to the office 5 days a week instead of 7, to take vacations every year, to quit working at home every day. We aren't getting any younger and it would be nice to take the time to do the things we want while we still can. Who needs the abuse I put up with each day plus having the constant burden of raising the money we need just to survive each month. How many crazies are out there right now looking to harm me or my wife. I preach the Truth each day to a world that has rejected the Bible and God and doesn't want to hear it.
However, as I read this report on Planned Parenthood last night the Holy Spirit spoke to me loud and clear. God reminded me that my life was not mine any longer, that it belonged to Him. The Lord spoke to my heart that all God has allowed me to do these past 17 years, has all been for this moment in human history. He called me over 8 years ago to start Liveprayer by faith, to create this unique work of God on the Internet to reach the world with His Truth and the hope we have in Christ that nobody else was doing because He knew I wouldn't let the obstacles and battles make me quit.
He led me to start the TV program on secular television to compete with the programming of the world, again, to go where nobody else was and do what nobody else was doing to reach the lost and hurting because He knew I wouldn't give up. Whatever my wife and I have sacrificed in giving our lives to the Lord and His work all these years, we have been privileged and honored to do it and received more back than we ever gave up in knowing the true peace and joy and abundance of what this life is really about. My race is not complete, the prize is still ahead, and there is still much work for me to do before my journey is complete!
I love you and care about you so much. I have a renewed sense of purpose today, a new motivation, a new fire that has been lit inside of me. I will press on and keep giving everything I have each day to be faithful to the Lord's calling on my life. I want this message today to encourage you as well. God needs all of His children, now more than ever, to rise up and take their stand for Him in these last days. Each of us have our own specific calling, our own special missions to perform for the Master. Now is the time to be more faithful than ever. Now is the time to work harder than we ever have. Now is the time for make even greater sacrifices, to make even more of a commitment to the Lord and His work.
Can we ever take the Federal Government out of the business of slaughtering innocent babies? I pray daily for that moment to come. We have to do all we can to at least get them to stop funding this private organization whose only business is killing innocent babies. In the meantime, as we fight those political battles, we have to keep fighting this issue on the ground by changing hearts and lives.
In just over a year since I put up the video of an actual abortion being performed on the Liveprayer website ( http://www.liveprayer.com/abortion.cfm ), we have received emails from over 1,000 women who were planning on killing their baby, watched that video, and decided to let their baby live. I have no doubt many more babies are alive today because of that one video clip. We have to continue to speak out and not be silent, to let women know there are options to killing their baby, to educate young people on God's plan for sex and relationships, and most important, lead people to faith in Christ and the Truth of His Word!
Planned "how to kill your baby" Parenthood is a sick and disgusting organization. How would you like to go to work each day at a place where their business is slaughtering innocent babies? They make their money by charging women to kill their baby. What a wonderful way to use some of what God has entrusted to you. They make their money through donations. How fulfilling it must be to go to sleep at night knowing that you sacrificed some of your hard earned dollars to help kill an innocent baby. They also are given hundreds of millions a year by the Federal Government to finance their baby killing business.
If people want to pay someone to kill their baby that is their choice. If someone wants to give their money to an organization whose business is killing babies, that is their choice. TO TAKE TAX DOLLARS AND GIVE THEM TO A PRIVATE ORGANIZATION SO THEY CAN SLAUGHTER INNOCENT BABIES IS UNCONSCIONABLE AND HAS TO STOP IMMEDIATELY!