|Jeremiah : Michelangelo|
God pulls back the curtain on the inner workings of these hidden things. It is written in the book of Job:
One day the angels came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came with them. The Lord said to Satan, “Where have you come from?”
Satan answered the Lord, “From roaming throughout the earth, going back and forth on it.”
Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.”
Isn't this an interesting dialogue? Satan goes on to test Job to really test his allegiance to God, and God allows it for the greater good to bring out His manifest wisdom. Some might argue how God could be good in this context. However, with Adam and Eve choosing to enter into death, the groundwork for this torment has already been laid.
Now the fruit of this trial was immense pain. Job finds himself hating his life, reeling from the pain of his sores, and crafts a complaint to God that creates great discord. In this complain, we have the root of Abortion.
At one point in his complaint, Job brings up the day of his birth.
“Why did I not perish at birth,and die as I came from the womb?Why were there knees to receive me and breasts that I might be nursed? For now I would be lying down in peace;I would be asleep and at rest with kings and rulers of the earth."
I hear such great suffering in this. But one thing is true: Job thought it would be better for him to never be born. This is the great lie. Even by Job's own confession at the end of the book, he realizes that he was in grave error in his pain.
Job in his pain loosed this lie upon the earth. Perhaps others joined him way back, but we have his testimony. This lie grew and grew and others picked up on it. One of these is the prophet Jeremiah who also experienced great pain, and joined with Job in scorning the day of His birth. Look what Jeremiah says: (chapter 20:14-17)
Cursed be the day I was born!
May the day my mother bore me not be blessed!
Cursed be the man who brought my father the news,
who made him very glad, saying,
“A child is born to you—a son!”
May that man be like the towns
the Lord overthrew without pity.
May he hear wailing in the morning,
a battle cry at noon.
For he did not kill me in the womb,
with my mother as my grave,
her womb enlarged forever.
See, Jeremiah takes it further than Job. He goes on to curse his mother, wishing her death as an eternal grave. Just become connected to this great pain, and destructive thinking. What is going on in Jeremiah to make such a claim? It is the great pain and sickness of the heart: it is the reality of hell flowing out of the heart.
Now we can fast forward through history, and see the devaluation of humanity through slavery, child sacrifice, and abortion. It is all there! But why is it there? This is the fruit of the parthenogenesis of Adam and Eve when they choose to eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge of Good and evil. When they entered into that condition of fallen man; they released upon the earth a corruption of God's good.
Today the devil spearheads this corruption. He does it a hundred different ways, but the objective is still the same: bring forth death.
Now we can turn our attention to America, and the legalization of Abortion.
The problem with the 1960's and the free love communal movement is that they thought they could escape the boundaries of God by embracing a life a licence and lawlessness. This is the same move Eve made. However, God sent them CHILDREN! Children are supposed to be the great blessing to those falling in love with each other! This is the established pattern of multiplication. What was their response? To legitimize abortion! We want to have sex, sex, sex, but no babies! Now here is the RUB: what if THEIR parents had said that? They would have no ability to ENGAGE life. Do you see the double standard? They became the living trees that wanted no fruit; the living plant that gave no vegetables. What a spirit of error.
There are two things to note here: 1)Parents not seeing the value of their children were blind to the value in themselves. 2) They loosed death on the land and within themselves in an unprecedented manner.
We see this in the liberal ideology today with woman's rights, gender deterioration, and the redefinition of the family. America has not repented for choosing selfishness over love. Aborting children for personal convenience is not a right, it is a refusal of God's loving plan!
But families have to love the baby! What is happening today is that parents are parenting without love, and aborting their children without love. However, many are not killing their children. T
here has begun a reversal of the perversion of choosing to kill the child that God has sent to bless the family.
I hope you will pray with me for the unborn children, that they will make to earth, the land of their opportunity, to embrace the same opportunity that you and I have today. I thank Jesus that we can overcome sin and death in this life and the life to come.