Daily Devotional for Monday March 10, 2014
The Spiritual State of Our Nation - Part 1 of 5
(Exodus 20:13; Psalm 106:38; Jeremiah 1:5)
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, what is the difference between abomination and sin?
ANSWER: Taking the Hebrew word for "abomination," it accurately translates in English meaning that which is exceptionally loathsome, hateful, sinful, wicked, or vile. So while an abomination MAY be a sin, it is not always. Sin on the other hand, is always rebellion to God regardless of the name of that rebellion.
PART ONE OF FIVE THE SPIRITUAL STATE OF OUR NATION
You can not speak about the spiritual state of this nation without talking FIRST about the FACT every 24 hours this nation slaughters apx. 4,000 innocent babies. It is called MURDER. It is called INFANTICIDE. I know of NO nation that can have a true spiritual existence, expect in any way the blessings and favor of God, while without guilt or shame systematically killing apx. 4,000 innocent babies on their soil every 24 hours.
Let me say up front that there are currently heroic attempts in many states to curtail the number of innocent babies who are being slaughtered each day. Texas has done a great job of enacting laws that have made it more difficult for abortion mills to exist. Other states have launched similar legislation. Of course, for the supporters infanticide, they are doing everything in their power to use the courts to try and block these new laws that can't prevent the killing of babies, but makes it much more difficult.(Praise God, Texas will be down to just 6 baby-killing businesses by September!)
I have no way of understanding the hearts of those who not just support infanticide, but work hard spending their time, energy, and MONEY to insure it exists! Politically, whenever you hear about the "war on women," "women's rights," or "women's reproductive rights," they are speaking specifically of KILLING BABIES! Just like they hide their true agenda by calling themselves "pro-choice," that is a moniker from hell since the only choice is to let your baby live or murder the child. If you believe in life, you are pro-life. Anyone else should be labeled for who they really are..PRO DEATH!!!
Even more disgusting, is that fact that you have a media today that openly supports, in many cases advocates, and often even cheerleads for the slaughter of innocent babies! You have MSNBC, a major 24-hour cable TV network owned by the leading media companies of the day Comcast/NBC, with hosts 24 hours a day advocating for the killing of babies! Prime-time host Rachel Maddow spends portions of her program routinely promoting, supporting, and openly encouraging for the ability of women to be able to slaughter innocent babies.
What kind of human beings are these people? I wish it was just MSNBC, but it is CNN, guests on FOX, as well as all the leading TV networks and many of the major "new media" outlets. At what point in a persons life do they formulate the opinion, come to a place of belief, that killing innocent babies is acceptable and justified in any way? They should be very thankful their mother didn't hold to those same beliefs!!!
Let me give you some great examples. I didn't condone for a second what former Atlanta Falcon and current Philadelphia Eagle quarterback Michael Vick did in running a dog fighting ring, but I find it almost laughable that he went to prison for two years, had his NFL career severely damaged, not to mention it cost him apx. $100 million dollars when it was all over. In the meantime, we live in a nation where it is LEGAL to slaughter an innocent baby. "Doctors" can murder 5-6 innocent babies every day and live a lavish lifestyle in freedom.
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!!!
Our nation is led by a true acolyte and life time supporter of killing babies. President Barack Hussein Obama has his entire political career supported killing innocent babies. As a state senator in Illinois, he even supported the most extreme forms of abortion, late-term abortion up to the moment of delivery. His very first act as President was to sign an executive order allowing US taxpayer dollars to pay for abortions overseas. He stated he wants his daughter to have this option if she made a "mistake" so it wouldn't run her life. THIS IS YOUR PRESIDENT! As I warned prior to him being elected, he has become the most pro-death President in the history of this nation!
We live in a nation that gives over $300 MILLION a year from tax payers to the world's leading killer of babies, Planned "how to kill your baby" Parenthood. The dirty secret of Obamacare they never told you was that portions of YOUR premiums would go to pay for the killing of babies. In the 41 years since the government entered into the baby-killing business with the passage of Roe vs. Wade, over 50 million babies have been slaughtered!!!
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 as we lead this nation back to the Almighty and His Truth! I want this message today to not discourage you, but to ENCOURAGE YOU! God needs all of His children, now more than ever to rise up and take their stand for Him in these last days.
Can we ever take the Federal Government out of the business of slaughtering innocent babies? I pray daily for that moment to come, which than sends it back to each state to decide. We have to do all we can to at least get them to stop funding private organizations whose only real business is killing innocent babies, and using our tax dollars to murder 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 which is the only place TRUE change comes from!
*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/aborsion.cfm ), we have received emails from over 30,000 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!
When talking about the spiritual state of our nation, it must start with the one issue that will ultimately bring down God's ultimate wrath and judgment regardless of anything else we do!
LOOK FOR PART TWO OF THIS FIVE PART SERIES TOMORROW!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ.