Daily Devotional for Monday April 15, 2013
An Abortion Doctor on Trial for Murder
(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)
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I find Romans 13:1-6 very troubling. Prior to and during the holocaust much of the church in Germany hid behind those verses, and supported one of the most evil men ever. Churches had the swastika flag in the front near the alter, and pastors preached that the people were to obey the government as taught in Romans. If an increasingly deceitful and overpowering government were to disallow Bible study in homes, tax churches into closure, and even threaten the very lives of disagreeing but otherwise law abiding citizens, should we not 'obey God rather than men' and oppose or even overthrow those in control?
ANSWER: Don't forget, this passage was written at a time when the Roman govt. was persecuting Christians and trying to totally wipe off the face of the earth all of those who worshipped Jesus. While the early Christians DID follow the Roman laws, they first followed God's Word. Judas betrayed Jesus primarily because he expected the "Messiah" to physically overthrow the Roman govt. oppressing them. While one day I have no doubt there will be a govt. in place to do all you said, PLUS throw in prison those who dare preach the Gospel, our response is to be like those first Christians. Love and pray for our enemies, never stop following God's Word, and overcome those who oppose us by the power of the Holy Spirit which will strengthen us under persecution since this life is but a brief journey while furthering the cause of Christ through leading even our enemies to faith in Christ as those first Christians did!
An abortion doctor on trial for MURDER!!! If you ever needed a reminder of what a sick nation this is, March 10th was "slaughtering babies appreciation day" brought to you by the world's largest killer of babies, Planned Parenthood. Of course, every day is slaughtering babies appreciation day in the media. Major networks like Comcast/NBC owned MSNBC and CNN, have on-air hosts who glorify, promote, and celebrate the killing of innocent babies!
Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 72, is accused of running a rogue clinic in Philadelphia that ignored the state ban on third-term abortions and 24-hour waiting periods. Prosecutors say he also maimed desperate, often poor women and teens by letting his untrained staff perform abortions and give anesthesia. And they say he got rich doing it, by performing a high volume of substandard abortions.
*Dr. Gosnell is African-American. Tens of millions of black children have been slaughtered over the past 40 years. Why is President Obama, black members of the House and Senate, those African- Americans who vote for the Democratic Party and their insatiable hunger to slaughter babies, not OUTRAGED at the FACT tens of millions of black babies have been slaughtered? The legalized slaughter of black babies is 1,000x worse than slavery ever was, but faux "pastors" like Sharpton, Jackson, Wright, and the vast majority of black pastors not just won't speak out, but actually SUPPORT this act of infanticide in the black community!!!
Years ago, the high profile Scott Peterson case of a man who killed his wife, was also charged with killing the unborn baby in her womb. How is it that Peterson, who made the choice to kill one unborn baby, will spend his life all alone in a tiny cell on death row awaiting the day when the State of California will put him to death while doctors all across this nation who make the choice to kill hundreds and thousands of unborn babies go home every night to nice comfortable homes and look forward to all of the great things life has to offer???
The fact is, several dozen states now have "fetal homicide" statutes on the books. But to get these "fetal homicide" statutes passed, state legislators had to make ONE HUGE exemption. You guessed it. In cases of abortion with the mothers consent, these statutes do not apply to the abortion doctors. Do you see what twisted logic has to be used to accommodate sin!!!
Four years ago was the assassination of famed late-term abortion doctor George "Tiller the baby killer" Tiller. Let me take this opportunity to say that what happened to George Tiller should NOT have happened. People who are pro life are just that, PRO LIFE! We don't believe in bombing abortion clinics and we certainly don't believe in or condone the killing of abortion doctors. The Bible says, "Vengeance is mine sayeth the Lord." The sick human beings that kill babies for a living will one day stand before God, and trust me, He will judge them. There is no excuse ever for vigilante justice and people who do are not part of the pro-LIVE movement or they wouldn't be involved in killing anyone!
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 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 love you and care about you so much. I pray that this "Doctor" in Philly is convicted and given the harshest punishment available. He, like ALL "Doctors" who kill innocent babies should be charged with murder. Even worse is a culture and society that embrace, promote, glorify, and celebrate this culture of death!!!
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. 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. 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 ( ttp://www.liveprayer.com/abortion.cfm ), we have received emails from over 10,000 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!
Please wake up!!! We not only live in, but we accept this culture of death that hangs over our nation. Jesus came to deliver us from death. Jesus won the victory over death. We do not have to accept this black cloud of death that hangs over our land. It is time Christians took our stand and loudly, boldly, visibly proclaimed LIFE! Children are growing up without any understanding of where life came from and how precious it is. So it is no wonder why they have embraced death to the extent they have.
I have answered the call to lead this charge to bring our nation back to God and Biblical values. We have the infrastructure and resources to do it through Liveprayer. I am asking you to say NO to this culture of death we are living in and say YES to life!!! I refuse to accept this culture of death we live in. I am asking you to take your stand for Christ and help me change this nation into a culture of LIFE, abundant now and everlasting through faith in Jesus Christ!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,