Daily Devotional for Friday August 16, 2019
JEFFREY EPSTEIN AND THE WORLDWIDE EVIL OF CHILD SACRIFICES!!! Part Two of Two
(Leviticus 20:2-5, 1 Kings 11:4-11)
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, there is much evil in this world. Please don’t let me contribute to that evil, but be an instrument of Your righteousness. We know that when this world as we know it winds down, You and You alone will reign supreme. May we be found worthy to reign with You as your Word promises. In the name of Jesus I pray...AMEN!!!
***TODAY CONCLUDES A SPECIAL 2-PART DAILY DEVOTIONAL THAT FEATURES THE RAW EVIL OF THE JEFFREY EPSTEIN SAGA. I AM USING THIS WORLDWIDE STORY AS A FRAMEWORK TO TALK ABOUT AN EVIL THAT HAS BEEN GOING ON SINCE EARLY MAN...THE SACRIFICE OF CHILDREN!!! PLEASE SHARE THIS IMPORTANT 2-PART DAILY DEVOTIONAL ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA AS WELL AS EMAIL IT TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW. SADLY, IT IS A TOPIC VERY FEW CHURCHES EVER SPEAK OF, BUT MUST AS CHILD SACRIFICES OF VARIOUS KINDS ARE STILL HAPPENING RIGHT HERE IN THE UNITED STATES AND THROUGHOUT OUR WORLD IN THE YEAR 2019!!!
IF YOU MISSED IT, HERE IS THE LINK FOR PART ONE: https://liveprayer.com/devotional.cfm?id=54111
JEFFREY EPSTEIN AND THE WORLDWIDE EVIL OF CHILD SACRIFICES!!! Part Two of Two
“Say to the Israelites: ‘Any Israelite or any foreigner residing in Israel who sacrifices any of his children to Molek is to be put to death. The members of the community are to stone him. I myself will set my face against him and will cut him off from his people; for by sacrificing his children to Molek, he has defiled my sanctuary and profaned my holy name. If the members of the community close their eyes when that man sacrifices one of his children to Molek and if they fail to put him to death, I myself will set my face against him and his family and will cut them off from their people together with all who follow him in prostituting themselves to Molek.’” Leviticus 20:2-5
Jeffrey Epstein, the personification of evil. While the nation and much of the world has been captivated with the resurgence of the case against convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein since his arrest at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport on July 8th, this heinous tale took another huge twist this past Saturday as Epstein was found dead in his cell at Manhattan’s Metropolitan Correctional Center.
For context, yesterday in Part One I had to deal with some of the history and issues at play in the Epstein saga. There are volumes and volumes of global reporting on this matter available, and due to the issues, people, and events involved, that reporting will continue far into the foreseeable future. In the conclusion today, I want to use this very evil story to shine a bright light on a much larger global evil that most of the world is ignorant of because it rarely sees the light of day and is discussed.
The Bible talks about child sacrifices practiced in the name of Molek, a god of the Ammonites. Molek worship was practiced by the Ammonites and also the Canaanites, two heathen people groups who revered Molech as a protecting father figure. Images of Molech were made of bronze, and the outstretched arms were heated red-hot. They would take a living child and place the child into the idol’s hands where that child would die.
Some historical sources indicate the child might also be “passed through the fire” prior to the actual sacrifice in order to purify or baptize the child. Molek worship occurred in the Hinnom Valley near Jerusalem. Because of this, the valley became associated with the idea of tophet, or hell (Isaiah 30:33; Jeremiah 19:12; Mark 9:45).
The anchor Bible passage for this special Two Part series comes from the 20th Chapter of Leviticus, verses 2 through 5. God clearly warned that any Israelite or foreigner residing in Israel who practiced child sacrifice was to be put to death by the members of the community thru stoning. God said that He would set His face against the offender and would cut him off from his people. You see child sacrifice defiled the sanctuary of God and profaned His holy name.
If that warning was not clear enough, God issues a second warning in regard to the practice of child sacrifice. The first was to anyone who actually sacrificed a child to the false god Molek. However, the warning went on to include the actual members of the community who closed their eyes while the child was being sacrificed, and didn’t put the person sacrificing the child to death. God stated that He would set His face against those who allowed such a sin and their families and would cut them off from their people and all others who prostituted themselves to Molek. God had a zero-tolerance for child sacrifice!!!
One of the saddest stories in the Bible is the final years in the life of King Solomon. We read in 1 Kings Chapter 11 how as Solomon became old, his many foreign wives turned his heart after false gods. Foreign wives refer to women who rejected faith in the God of Israel. In 2 Corinthians 6:14 we are warned about being unequally yoked with a non-Believer. That is not just a New Testament command, but was God’s clear mandate in the Old Testament as well for the same reason. How can you enter into a lifetime commitment with a person who does not share the most important thing in your life...YOUR FAITH!!!
Solomon’s many foreign wives caused him to follow the false goddess Ashtoreth, the false god Chemosh, and sadly, the false god Molek! God’s Word says that Solomon “did evil in the eyes of the Lord!!!” It goes on to say, “the Lord became angry with Solomon because his heart had turned away from the LORD, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice. Although he had forbidden Solomon to follow other gods, Solomon did not keep the LORD’s command.”
Later in the Old Testament we read about the evil king Manassah offering his own son as a sacrifice (2 Kings 21:6), as did King Ahaz (2 Chronicles 28:1-4). The people of Judah participated in this crime against their own sons, a sin so “detestable” that God said it had never even crossed His mind (Jeremiah 32:35). Child sacrifice was one reason for the Babylonian captivity (verse 36).
The Bible teaches that God is no respecter of person, meaning what He has done for others he will do for you. That is a promise we can take great comfort in to boost our faith in times of trouble. However, that also means God will pour out His judgment and wrath on those who rebel against Him just like He did His very own chosen people.
I HAVE BEEN WARNING PEOPLE FOR THE 20 YEARS OF LIVEPRAYER.COM AND 15 YEARS OF THE LIVEPRAYER TV PROGRAM THAT THE SIN OF CHILD SACRIFICE, SOMETHING WE PRACTICE IN THIS COUNTRY APX. 4,000 TIMES EVERY 24 HOURS, WOULD ULTIMATELY BRING DOWN GOD’S WRATH AND JUDGMENT!!!
The sex-trafficking of children is a worldwide scourge that has sadly been around nearly since the beginning of man. THAT INCLUDES HERE IN THE UNITED STATES. This scourge is one of the huge issues in regards to the protection of our southern border. There are very real groups that not only traffic adults to work in the sex industry, but traffic children for work in the sex industry as well.
There is much talk today regarding different states legalizing prostitution. I find it utterly disgusting that incompetent and lazy politicians who have already legalized many forms of gambling, legalized marijuana, now want to make prostitution legal using the false argument that it is a “victimless crime.” There is no such thing as a “victimless crime! The fact is illegal gambling, illegal selling of marijuana flourish in states that have legalized these vices, as no doubt will prostitution.
STATES HAVE NOW BECOME BOOKIES, DRUG DEALERS, AND WILL SOON BE PIMPS! IN THE PROCESS OF PUTTING A FEW DOLLARS IN STATE COFFERS, THESE STATES ARE CREATING A NEW GENERATION OF GAMBLING ADDICTS, DRUG ADDICTS, AND SOON, SEX ADDICTS, DESTROYING MANY LIVES IT ITS’ WAKE!!!
IT IS A FACT THAT SEX TRAFFICKING EXISTS HERE IN THE UNITED STATES AND AROUND THE WORLD TO FILL THE DEMANDS OF THE SEX INDUSTRY, THOSE DEMANDS INCLUDING SEX WITH CHILDREN!!!
THE MONSTER JEFFREY EPSTEIN WAS INVOLVED IN THE TRAFFICKING OF CHILDREN AS WELL AS THE SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN!!!
Pedophilia, or having sex with children is a sexual deviant behavior that destroys the lives of those children, whether they are boys of girls. Again, it is perversion that goes back to the beginning of mankind. We are all aware of the high profile pedophilia prevalent within the Roman Catholic Church. We will soon be hearing about decades of such abuse of minors in the once proud American institution the Boy Scouts. With the ability to tap into news we didn’t have such access to prior to the internet, we have seemingly become numb to the numbers of teachers, men and women, sexually abusing their students.
Let me remind you that Jesus said in Luke 17:2, “It would be better for them to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around their neck than to cause one of these little ones to stumble.”
I have spoken often over the past 20 years about the breakdown of marriage and the family, the foundation of our culture. This breakdown has also been responsible for a huge increase in the numbers of children being sexually abused. Please don’t misunderstand me, sexual abuse of children has been happening all throughout our nation’s history, but with the breakdown of marriage and the family, the easy access of pornography, all happening in a culture that has rejected God and His Truth, the sexual abuse of children in homes is at greater levels than ever!
Finally, lest anyone be mistaken, abortion or the murder of an innocent baby is no different than the child sacrifices we read about in God’s Word. Today’s false god Molek is Planned Parenthood!!! Instead of sacrificing a child in the white hot arms of a bronze statue, today it is done in a cold, sterile, operating room at a clinic. However, the result is the same, a dead child!
I love you and care about you so much. Yet in the Epstein saga we are allowed a glimpse at the sick and evil world of the sex trafficking and sexual abuse of children. These children are modern day child sacrifices. Also, what is done apx. 4,000 times a day in clinics around the nation is also nothing but raw child sacrifices. Don’t forget what God said to the people of Israel. He would not only hold accountable the person sacrificing the child, but those who stood by and did nothing!!! The sin of omission is just as much for a sin as a sin of commission!!! We live in an evil world that we rarely see.
Pray today for those children who are being trafficked for sex and those who are being sexually abused to find freedom, safety, and the healing only God can provide. Pray for those brave men and women throughout the world who are on the front lines of fighting the sex trafficking of children as well as the daily slaughter of innocent children every day in abortion clinics from coast to coast.
I find it appalling that many of the people who so loudly decry the sex trafficking and abuse of children, as ALL people of conscience should, have no problem with the slaughter of innocent babies. The issues are not separate, they are the same exact thing...THE SACRIFICE OF CHILDREN, A SIN DO “DETESTABLE” THAT GOD SAID IT HAD NEVER CROSSED HIS MIND!!!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,