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Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Is There a Second Chance?


Is There a Second Chance?



If you believe as I do that the Bible teaches a rapture of the Church to occur before Daniel's 70th Week begins then you've no doubt wondered what will happen to those among your friends and family who will miss it.  Will they get another chance to be saved? 

Those Who Are Perishing

For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way.  And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming.  The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders,  and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.  For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie  and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness (2 Thes. 2:7-12).
Here Paul makes the case that the Church has to be gone before the anti-Christ is officially revealed.  Those who are perishing will believe the lie that He's the one God has sent to rule the world.  Paul taught that God will actually help them come to this false conclusion because they will have refused to believe the truth and be saved. That's why they're perishing.
At first glance this passage appears to say there will be no second chance, that the time for believing the truth that saves us will have ended with the rapture. The Greek word translated refused literally means they did not accept the truth.  It implies that the truth was presented to them and they rejected it.

But this doesn't really put the question to rest.  Do they have to hear the Gospel and consciously reject it to be counted among those who are perishing, or does the failure to give an affirmative response result in rejection by default?  Will everyone left after the rapture be numbered among the perishing, or will there be some who are not?

Without getting into the nuances of the Greek language, let's see if there are any other places in Scripture that can help us find more of the answer. The most logical thing to do is see if we can find any convincing evidence that Gentiles can be saved after the rapture. (I assume you know that many Jews will be saved in the 70th Week because that's one ot the main reasons for it.)

It's true that when Daniel's 70th Week begins God will once again be focused onIsrael. From Daniel 9:24-27 it's easy to see He has unfinished business with them. Some of the things He promised to accomplish through them in verse 24 simply have not been accomplished yet. There hasn't been an end to Israel's rebellion against God, everlasting righteousness hasn't come in, there are 500  prophecies that remain unfulfilled, and the Holy Place has not been anointed. None of these things involve the world at large.  They all concern Daniel's people, the Jews, and Daniel's Holy City,Jerusalem.

What About The Gentiles?

But in our study of Acts 15 we saw that one of the things God is going to do while restoring Israel after the rapture is to provide a way for the remnant of men, including Gentiles, to seek Him (Acts. 15:17).

Evidence that this is true can be found in Rev. 7:9 which describes a multitude of post rapture believers that no one could count, coming from every nation, tribe, people and language and arriving in Heaven.  This tells us that  many of these believers will be gentiles, saved out of Daniel's 70th Week before the Great Tribulation begins.  

Some say this group is the church and place the rapture here, between the 6th and 7thseal judgments, but they can't be right.  In the first place John, the disciple most closely associated with the Church, doesn't recognize them.  But more to the point, their destiny is not the same as the Church's.  They are before the Throne of God, but are not seated there with Jesus like the Church will be (Ephesians 2:6)  They will serve Him day and night in His Temple, but they will not reign with him and are never called either kings or priests.

I believe this great multitude of believers will have come to faith primarily because of the rapture. They will have heard the gospel but, neither accepting or rejecting it, will have put off making a decision until it's too late. The rapture will remove the final obstacle to their conversion, providing confirmation that you and I were right in what we tried to tell them. 

This is evidence of Gentiles being saved after the Rapture.  But before you get too comfortable with this, remember that in order to arrive in heaven they will have had to die on Earth. They'll be some of the first martyrs of the 70th Week. Waiting until after the rapture to be saved will not be like waiting for the next streetcar.  They'll have to endure a lot more to receive a lot less. 

People have wondered how so great a multitude could die so early in the 70th Week, before the anti-Christ gets his world wide government fully stabilized and before he becomes indwelt by Satan. The Bible doesn't say, but I think it could be the result of a back lash against believers following the rapture.

Pagan prophecies all pointing to the same general time tell us the world intuitively knows about the coming judgments.  The rapture will be incontrovertible evidence that God is about ready to come down hard on them.  Retaliaton against God's people because they're mad at Him for actually doing what He said He'll do could be one of the motivational forces behind the mass killings. 

Another one could be the anger many will feel when just as they think they're rid of all the meddling Christians, clearing the way for the utopian life they've dreamed about, a whole new flock will show up to ruin things.  Remember, with the Holy Spirit gone, the restraining influence that's kept evil in check all these years will be gone.  “Kill the infidels” could become the rallying cry of the unsaved world.

(Some New Age teachers say the world is headed for it's final leap of evolution.  It's a spiritual one that will usher in worldwide peace and harmony.  They say born again Christians and Orthodox Jews are holding this up by clinging to the outmoded notion of a single Creator God who rules over all and they will have to taken out of its way. They liken the rapture to the surgical removal of a life threatening cancer from an otherwise healthy body.) 
  
This slaughter of believers will soon be seen as an act of God's mercy because certainly not all the post rapture believers will immediately be put to death.  Others will have years of suffering ahead of them  beginning with horrific natural and supernatural events that poison the air and water and including such an agonizing attack of demonic locusts that men will long for death to release them (Rev. 9:1-6). A third of mankind will die from these judgments  (Rev. 9:18).

Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth—to every nation, tribe, language and people.  He said in a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water.”

This one will come right after the mark of the beast is introduced, and will be followed by a warning that taking the mark will result in permanent seperation from God and a guaranteed eternity of suffering (Rev. 14:9-11). The judgments of the Great Tribulation will be so severe that if left to run their course no one would survive.  But for the sake of the elect, the Lord will put an end to them after 3 ½ years.


Remember, the Great Tribulation will not have begun yet. Neither will this be the last post rapture chance for Gentiles to be saved.  Rev. 14:6-7 speaks of another world wide altar call just after the Great Tribulation begins, 

I'm Glad That's Over

Only about half of the post rapture world's population will survive until the end. During the  face-to-face judgments that follow the 2 nd  Coming the Lord will find believers among the survivors, both Jews and Gentiles.  In spite of complete exclusion from even basic levels of society and a never ending fear of capture and death, they will live to stand before Him and receive their reward. 

The parables of Matt. 25 describe this and the Sheep and Goats judgment is exclusively about surviving Gentiles (Matt. 25:31-32).  The ones who have demonstrated their faith by their actions will be welcomed live into the Kingdom. They'll help repopulate the nations of Earth.  Egypt and Assyria are specifically mentioned in Isaiah 19:25, but I believe there will be other Millennial nations too.

Maybe some of your currently unbelieving friends and family will find themselves among one or another of these post rapture groups. If so those who won't be martyred early on will have endured a time you wouldn't want your worst enemy to experience. Jesus said it will be the the most terrible time ever to befall mankind. Please don't adopt a fatalistic attitude about them, and don't settle for post rapture salvation on their behalf.
But if you're beating them over the head with the Gospel, don't do that any more either.  It won't work. Your most effective strategy will be a two-fold one.  Pray for their salvation with the same intensity you would pray for their recovery from a life threatening disease. And show them the benefits of being a believer by letting your unshakeable faith be a beacon of light and a source of hope in this dark and dying world. Nothing else will be as effective. We don't have very much time left so if you haven't begun yet now's the time.  You can almost hear the Footsteps of the Messiah. 10-15-11

Thursday, 13 October 2011

When Satan Blinds, Here's What You Miss


By Joe McKeever
"Your words have stood men on their feet." Job 4:4

But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them. II Corinthians 4:3-4

It's not just that outsiders to the faith have not been shown the way to eternal life, as though they were sitting by the roadside waiting. It's not simply that the unsaved need to be instructed and helped, as though they were gathered in a celestial waiting room somewhere, eager for us to appear. Neither are the lost blank slates on which we may write Heaven's love-letters to their souls, as though nothing had corrupted their minds or skewed their values.

The unsaved are in serious trouble.

A great many of those without Christ have been blinded by the enemy. Not all, thankfully, but far too many.
Satan has done a number on those left in his care.

Millions of those without Christ look at good and see evil, they hear Truth and call it lies, they get a taste of Heaven and call it hell. If they see Jesus at all, He's the enemy. If they see the gospel, it's propaganda. If they receive a kind act from the Lord's disciples, they grow suspicious and look for ulterior motives.

Some enemy has been messing with millions who are without Christ, and has left them far removed from the childlike way they entered this world. They have been mistaught by those they trusted most, misguided by those sent to instruct them, and miscast as possessors and protectors of truth while they attack the very ones sent to bring them truth.

In the Greek city of Corinth, the Apostle Paul encountered such enemies of the faith. Perhaps they were not normally mean-spirited people, certainly not murderers or thieves or abusers. Their hostility against the people of God and against the Gospel of Jesus could be explained by one thing: Satan had blinded the eyes of their understanding. They were blind to the greatest reality of all, God.

As a result, Paul said in our text, they do not see: a) the Gospel, b) Christ who is the image of God, c) the glory of Christ, d) the gospel of the glory of Christ, and e) the light of that gospel.

None of this is clear to them.

Now, you and I could add to that list. Such people who rant and rave against Christians do not value the church, do not believe in Holy Scriptures, deny that they are sinners in need of a Savior, and even dispute the existence of Satan himself.

But, for the moment, let's focus on Paul's statement here in II Corinthians 4 and analyze it.

In their blindness, they miss the gospel.


The euangelion is "God's good news" for mankind, a wonderful message of Christ's death, burial, and resurrecton, which brings salvation (Romans 1:16).

But to the outsider whose understanding is darkened, whose soul has been fouled up, whose guidance system is malfunctioning, Christ's message is anything but good news.

a) At best, they see it as nice moral teachings. They love to cite the Sermon on the Mount, as though tossing a crumb to Christians.
b) Some will see the gospel as irrelevant. Since we are not sinners, we need no savior, so what's the point?
c) And some will see the gospel as an evil intrusion into their own religion to proselyte their people.

In their blindness, they miss Jesus Christ, the very image of God.


Jesus told His disciples, "He who has seen me has seen the Father" (John 14:9). John Bisagno used to say, "Jesus Christ is everything God has to say about Himself."

The Apostle Paul said, "He is the visible image of the invisible God" (Colossians 1:15). Nothing could be clearer.

Reading the New Testament--particularly some of the teachings of Jesus and the latter chapters of Revelation--you become aware of a blurring of distinction of the Father and the Son. This occurs at various other places in Scripture, too. Paul told the Ephesian elders they were to "shepherd the church of God, which He purchased with His own blood." Whose blood? God's.

Outsiders with their own agenda against the Christian faith will see Jesus in one of several ways:
--He was a good man and nothing more.
--He was a great prophet, but nothing more.
--He was a fiction, never having existed, a creation of some group somewhere.

In their blindness, they do not see the glory of Christ.


Just before He raised Lazarus from the grave, Jesus promised onlookers that "if you will believe, you will see the glory of God" (John 11:40). They did indeed. And, according to John the Evangelist, "We beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth" (John 1:14).

You may remember that Moses once asked God if he could see God's glory. Knowing a puny man could not take in such a sight without a massive transformer to gentle the effect, God said, "I'll show you my goodness," and did. (Exodus 33:18)

But in Jesus, we see God's glory. And what a glory it is.

Not like what Jesus called "the glory which I had with you before the world was" (John 17:5). Nothing like that kind of radiance and brilliance. The glory of Jesus seen on Earth was more of a purity and divinity, a solid godliness and all-encompassing love, the kind of holiness that draws in the faithful and repulses the rebellious.

That's why no one was ever neutral about Jesus when he walked on earth. His holiness drove His enemies mad at the very time it was pulling in the righteous and hungry in order to bless them with joy and forgiveness.
The glory of Jesus? I can hear a Pharisee saying, "I just couldn't see that."

Exactly.

In their blindness, they miss the gospel of the glory of Christ.


The thing is, this message of good news which is all about Jesus and is ours to share brings glory into the lives of all who hear and believe and receive this Savior.

Look at the blind beggar of Jericho, Bartimaeus, at the end of Luke 18. Before he met Jesus, the man was an eyesore to all who passed him just outside the gates of the city. But, once Jesus touched him and restored his sight, he became another person. He became a productive member of society, a happy citizen, a helpful one (because he could not quit telling people about the Savior), and there was a glory in his life.

Question: Think of some believer you know who walks closely to Christ, whose prayer life is alive, who loves the Word of God and whose days are filled blessing people. Have you noticed there is a glory about them? Maybe not an actual radiance, although sometimes you wonder. But there is such a presence of God that when you leave their presence, you are the one glowing.

I've known several. They are the world's truly beautiful people.

Outsiders? They "just can't see it.

In their blindness, they miss the light of that gospel.


The gospel comes into a home, and it brings light. Even before the family comes to the point of trusting Jesus as Savior and Lord, they know light has come.

The gospel enters a village, and brings light. Here and there, light breaks forth when individuals look toward Heaven and receive Jesus as Savior.

But the hostile outsiders, those who have been indoctrinated against the faith, those blinded by the enemy so that they look at black and call it white, just cannot see it.

There is one prayer we pray for our friends and loved ones who live in their blindness and think they are in the light: "Lord, open their eyes."


That was the prayer of the Prophet Elisha for his servant. The alien army had surrounded the city during the night. When the servant went outside early that morning, he panicked at the sight. "Alas, my master," he said to the prophet. "What shall we do?"

"Do not fear," said the prophet to the frightened man. "For those who are with us are more than those who are with them."

Then, Elisha looked heavenward and said, "Lord, open his eyes. Let him see."

Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. (II Kings 6)

We who follow Jesus and encounter the enemies of the gospel must not take their vehemence and attacks personally. They think they're right. But their problem is a little matter of vision. They don't have any. They're blind. So, deal gently with them, and speak truth, and tell God.

After all, we recall an enemy of the faith who was on his way to Syria to arrest Christians and bring to Jerusalem for trial, when God in Heaven decided to open his eyes and save him. The account of the conversion of Saul of Tarsus is one of the Scripture's great stories, told in three places: Acts 9, 22, and 26.

However, we must not miss one thing God did in the process of opening the eyes of Saul: first, He blinded him. (See Acts 9:8-9) Then, a few days later, God opened his eyes.

Some of the Lord's enemies were angry. They listened as Jesus said He had come into the world "that those who do not see may see and those who see may be made blind," and said harshly, "So, how about us? Are we blind also?"

Jesus said, "If you were blind, you would have no sin. But now you say, 'We see.' Therefore, your sin remains." (John 9:39-41

As they walked away scratching their heads, clueless to the enigma the Lord had just laid on them, one could be heard to say, "I just don't see it."

Indeed.



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Friday, 7 October 2011

Canada: First Country to Sign Protocol on Combating Anti-Semitism

Canada: First Country to Sign Protocol on Combating Anti-Semitism
Posted By Stephen Brown On October 7, 2011 @ 12:06 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 20 Comments
As if any further proof was necessary, Canada stepped forward once again and showed the world that it is Israel’s best friend. In taking the field on behalf of the Jewish people this time around, the Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper became the first country last week to sign the Ottawa Protocol on Combating Anti-Semitism. (For the full text of the protocol click here.)

“The fact that this important document was crafted in Ottawa is further testimony to Canada’s leadership role in this vital global battle,” said Shimon Fogel of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, adding that the protocol is “groundbreaking” and “will serve as the basis of the renewed international effort against anti-Semitism.”

The protocol, drawn up by international parliamentarians in a series of conferences that began in Ottawa last November, is intended to combat the ongoing, worldwide threat of anti-Semitism. It is a reaffirmation of the “commitment to institute tangible measures” to counter the scourge of anti-Jewish hatred that is often disguised as criticism of Israel. The Ottawa document is meant to plainly distinguish between the two and does so in exemplary fashion
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“The criticism of Israel similar to that levelled against any other country cannot be anti-Semitic,” the protocol states. “But singling Israel out for selective condemnation and opprobrium – let alone denying its right to exist or seeking its destruction – is discriminatory and hateful, and not saying so is dishonest.”

 
The Canadian government co-hosted last year’s initial conference along with the Inter-Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Anti-Semitism. The meeting “reaffirmed the London Declaration on Combating Anti-Semitism as a template for fighting anti-Jewish prejudice.” In this spirit, Prime Minister Harper addressed the November gathering and, in plain language not often heard from a politician, especially on this subject, showed his great respect and support for the Jewish state as well as a high level of morality and insight lacking in most other world leaders.

“When Israel, the only country in the world whose very existence is under attack, is consistently singled out for condemnation, I believe we are morally obligated to take a stand,” said Harper. “…Not just because it is the right thing to do, but because history shows us, and the ideology of the anti-Israel mob tell us all too well, that those who threaten the existence of the Jewish people are in the longer term a threat to us all.”

Without directly naming the guilty party, Harper also added “a hateful ideology with global ambitions” is the “one which targets the Jewish homeland as a scapegoat” and is responsible for Jews being “savagely attacked around the world.” Hopefully, someone from the Obama administration was present and taking notes.

The Ottawa Protocol on Combating Anti-Semitism is just the latest manifestation of Harper’s siding with Israel on the international stage. Since coming to power in Ottawa in 2006, the Canadian prime minister and his government have garnered nothing but praise from Jewish organizations and advocates for Israel around the world. His government’s pro-Israeli policies have earned his country the unofficial title of being the Jewish state’s “greatest friend in the world” at a time when Israel is under constant attack internationally and sometimes inside Canada itself.

Harper’s principled stand vis-à-vis Israel, for example, saw Canada become the first country to withdraw from the anti-Semitic, United Nations-sponsored Durban II and Durban III conferences. Also in regard to the disgraceful anti-Israel bias at the UN, Canada was in the forefront of opposing in 2008 the appointment of Richard Falk as the UN’s special rapporteur on the Palestinian territories.

Falk, described as a Jewish American academic, has in the past compared Israel to Nazi Germany, a common and sick theme among Israel haters. Falk also authored an anti-Israeli article called ‘Slouching toward a Palestinian Holocaust’. It was also about this time that Canada was “the sole holdout” in a 46-1 UN vote for Israel dismantling its settlements.

The Harper government also successfully blocked Obama’s move to have the G-8 countries issue a press release at their meeting last May that would include the president’s suggestion that Israel should negotiate with the Palestinians on the basis of returning to its 1967 borders. Obama had made the 1967 borders remark in a speech only a week earlier and obviously hadn’t planned on Canada’s opposition. Unfortunately, Canada was the only G-8 country to oppose the president’s press release plan.
But Harper’s unabashed support for Israel has come with a price. For its pro-Israeli stance, Canada lost its bid last fall to Portugal for a non-permanent seat on the powerful United Nations Security Council. It was the first time since 1945 that Canada, an UN-founding member, had not won a Security Council seat after having been elected in every previous decade. To his credit, Harper had refused to “water down” his pro-Israel policy to curry the support of the UN’s despots and Muslim bloc to secure the seat.

While the animosity of anti-Israel states towards Canada at the UN could be expected, the Obama administration’s behaviour concerning the Canadian attempt to win the Security Council seat was not. The American UN delegation did nothing to help Canada obtain the seat, reportedly on the instructions of Ambassador Susan Rice, according to Richard Grenfell, a former US delegation press officer.
“US State Department insiders say that US Ambassador Susan Rice not only didn’t campaign for Canada’s election but instructed American diplomats not to get involved in the weekend leading up to the heated contest,” Grenfell stated.

But many Canadians were pleased with the UN’s anti-Canada vote result and viewed their country’s rejection with a sense of pride. These Canadians view the UN as a morally bankrupt organization containing petty tyrants whose only goals are to destroy Israel and drain as much money from the West as possible, which they can then steal, since they probably already have stolen everything of value in their own countries. So rather than any embarrassment or loss of face at failing to get a Security Council seat, such Canadians felt honoured to have been turned down by such a disreputable bunch.

Stephen Harper’s unqualified support for Israel stems from his deep Christian convictions, like the other staunch advocates for Israel in North America, the fundamentalist Christians in the United States. Harper’s province, Alberta, is noted in Canada for its strong conservative and Christian heritage. Alberta’s provincial Conservative Party, for example, has held power in Edmonton uninterruptedly since 1971 and just elected its first woman leader.

It is from this background that the Harper government’s unbending moral convictions regarding Israel and other major issues of importance to Canadians derive. And unusual for this day and age, one can be sure the Harper government will not back down on these moral principles as long as it is in power. The Ottawa Protocol on Combating Anti-Semitism is just another proof of that.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

CRY OF THE CHILDREN


Born Of Water

L'Odyssée de la Vie

Nearly 40 years ago, as a young, pregnant woman, Norma McCorvey played an instrumental part in the Supreme Court decision that brought legal abortion to America. Now McCorvey, the ‘Roe’ in the Roe v. Wade case, has released an ad urging voters not to vote for Obama. Please watch: 
http://youtu.be/MBoMNbYNBDE

McCorvey became a Christian in 1995 and has since repudiated her role in Roe v. Wade, campaigning for its reversal.

Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God,” John 3:5



Born of water does not mean the baptism ceremony. It does not mean to submerge under water as a ritual to be spiritually born again.  No. It means that we are born in the womb of our mother. The time of birth is actually at the precise moment that a man sperm enter the egg of a


woman, when a sperm cell fertilizes an ovum. The sperm surrounded by water immediately start to divide and multiply. 

 Psalm 139:13 (ERV)You formed the way I think and feel.You put me together in my mother’s womb.

Jesus teaches that we must be born twist to enter the kingdom of God.  As the saying goes, “Born once die twist, born twist die once”.  Jesus is the Word and the Word created heaven, earth and every living thing including man and woman. The last two chapter of Job, God rebukes Job by asking Job questions concerning some living creatures and Job couldn’t answer.  My point is, as human, we know little and we think that we know it all.
We are born of water, nine month before our official birthday. If you have, any argument with that well takes it with Jesus, His Word not mine.  I only repeated what I read. Therefore, abortion is an act of murder, a crime and a sin.  A sin that can be forgiven.  There are no sins, which cannot be forgiven.  Jesus died for all sins.

Go to simplicityinthegospel.com to find out how to go to heaven.

You will find below an article I ‘m sharing with you.  Please read and take his message seriously. I added pictures to have your attention. 

God Bless
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Better late than never




CRY OF THE CHILDREN
BY Mike Taylor -
 http://www.churchofgod-usa.org/









Matthew 18:2  And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,18:3  And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted,and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 18:4  Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 18:5  And who so shall receive one such little child in my name receive me.
18:6  But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

One thing that stands out in the ministry of ourLord Jesus Christ, He loved little children. He loved talking to them, touchingthem, and blessing them. There is something about the innocence of a smallchild that touched our Lord’s heart.  Whythe special connection with all the parables about little children, aboutbecoming as little children, and why did our Lord have a tenderness for a smallchild, say under 5 years old?  Furtherdown in the same chapter, Jesus reveals the special place a small child has tothe Father and to the Son.

Matthew 18:10  Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for Isay unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of myFather which is in heaven.

These children belong to God. They are tended to by angels that see the faceof God continually. They are instructed to their parents as guardians of theirwell being and their instruction in righteousness. Children are special inGod’s eyes, as they are innocent. They have not learned the difference betweenwhat is evil and what is good. If you do good to a child, you receive theSpirit of Christ, because that child belongs to Him. If that child throughwhatever distress would suddenly leave this earth, they would immediately goright back to the Father who gave him or her life.

There was a instance in Mark chapter 10, where Jesus rebuked the disciplesas they were hindering the children from coming to Him. This sorely displeasedour Lord, because of the special place He had for them in His heart:

10:13  And they brought young children to him, that heshould touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.
10:14  But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased,and said unto them, Suffer the little childrento come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

When  a person accepts Jesus Christ aspersonal Savior, He becomes as a little child. Children do not question what istold them. They perceive that what is being said is truth. When the Holy Spiritpricks your conscience and your heart is heavy with the burden of sin thatcovers your life and weighs you down, you accept what is being told as beingtruth, even though you may not totally understand it, but as a little child,you believe by faith. An adult becomes as a little child in their heart andmind in all its innocence and believes what the Holy Spirit is drawing them to.Faith as a little child:

Ephesians 2:8  For by grace are ye saved through faith; andthat not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
2:9  Not of works, lest any man should boast.

We believe God. He said it, so what the bible says and what I’m feeling in my spirit is truth. We don’t question it, much like a little child. The intellectual,rational thinker will try to dissect it, to analyze, or use the scientific method on the concept and defeat the calling of the Holy Spirit by their inability to reconcile the infinite with their finite mind.

So in thinking about children, being a child, or becoming innocent as achild, why are children so special in God’s eyes?

Psalms 127:3  Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: andthe fruit of the womb is his reward.
127:4  As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.

127:5  Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.

In ancient times, and not so long in the recent past, children were the heritage of the parents and given by God. They stood up for their parents in the gate, which was a synonym for the town square. When people tried to abuse an elderly person, who will stand up for them? The children stand up for their parents, or they should. Not too long ago, a man that had many sons, was thought of as rich, because many sons meant the family would prosper because of  so many strong hands.

Psalms 144:11  Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speake vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood:

144:12  That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace:

144:13  That our garners may be full, affording all manner of store: that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets:

144:14  That our oxen may be strong to labour; that there be no breaking in, nor going out; that there be no complaining in our streets.

144:15  Happy is that people, that is in such a case:yea, happy is that people, whose God is the LORD


TO OUR MODERN, “SOPHISTICATED” WORLD

Let’s fast forward to our modern day era. There was a time that children were the crowning glory of the father, and the delight of their mother. Large families were common and the worth of their offspring were worth more than gold or silver. It was their heritage, their life, and their glory.

I have spoken of the abuse of children in past sermons, from ancient time still our day, and one thing is for certain. That certain judgment comes to the society that destroys their heritage, the fruit of their womb, and the glory that has faded to an inconvenience.
Lamentations chapter 4 applies aptly to our day:

4:4  The tongue of the sucking child cleave to the roof of his mouth for thirst: the young children ask bread, and no man break it unto them.

4:5  They that did feed delicately are desolate in the streets: they that were brought up in scarlet embrace dunghills
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4:6  For the punishment of the iniquity of the daughter of my people (mothers) is greater than the punishment of the sin of Sodom, that was overthrown as in a moment, and no hands stayed on her.

God will judge the mother who sacrifices her living or unborn children in the name of convenience. Woe be to that mother who does not repent of this so great an evil in sack cloth and ashes.



Muslims Understand This Much


Although, in my opinion, Muslims have many children for the wrong reason, they understand that a people cannot thrive without many children. They realize that without children, they will not conquer the world, as we know it. In Europe, they silently, methodically, have as many babies as the mother can produce. Why has Europe been overrun with the Muslim population? Simple fact is that they are having many more children than their counter parts. Europe realizes this and in Germany with the German population in decline, they offer any female that will have a child and born German, $12,000 to have a child. They understand that practices that have limited their population and has favored the Muslim community will be their demise and the destruction of their way of life and their government. Why is our “free” civilization in dire peril? Because we have allowed our enemies who hate us to procreate to our being overrun with their pagan ways through their offspring, their children.


A WHOLE GENERATION



And what can we say about the United States? Since Roe v. Wade we have destroyed a whole generation of taxpayers. It is estimated that we have killed, through abortion and the ghastly partial birth abortion, roughly 40-50 MILLION babies. We cry of our economic woes. We cry of insolvency of Social Security and Medicare. Where would America be today if these 50 MILLION babies were working citizens paying taxes? Where would the economy be, if these innocent children had been given a chance at life? What would our economic situation be if we, as a nation had honored God’s commands of this single Commandment, “Thou shalt not kill.”? No politician or leader will even discuss what we have done to get ourselves in such a mess economically when we have championed abortions of convenience and finance abortion clinics with taxpayer dollars. We have passed our children through the fire, much the way the ancients sacrificed their children to their pagan gods, except the god we sacrifice to, is ourselves.

 I’m reminded of a story, a most grisly story of a “lady” who was in her third trimester of her pregnancy and visited an abortion clinic to end this little ones life. Do you understand the implications of this? Have you ever seen the documentary “THE SILENT SCREAM”? On the website concerning this documentary, we find this introduction:

“In 1984, the man who two decades earlier had co-founded the leading pro-abortion group (NARAL), released the startling documentary, The Silent Scream. In this video, Dr. Bernard Nathanson, who once ran the nation's largest abortion clinic and claims he was personally responsible for 75,000abortions, provides a clinical and dispassionate abortion presentation. There a son he did this was to show, for the first time, what abortion looks like through ultrasound technology. For it was through this technological development that Dr. Nathanson came to understand the evils of abortion and to repudiate his former support for it.” If you wish and can stomach the images that are shown of a pre-term abortion, then visit this website:
http://solofemininity.blogs.com/posts/2008/04/the-silent-scre.html



If after seeing this documentary about a pre-term baby being torn apart for the convenience of the mother and someone cannot gasp in horror and become determined to eradicate this abomination in our culture, then nothing will touch their mind or their heart. And what of this woman who aborted her 7 month old “fetus”(I use that term loosely, as this was a near term human being able to live outside the womb).  She had this innocent life extinguished because she didn’t want to miss the opportunity to go skiing that winter!!

The scientific community likes to call this human being a fetus, so that it won’t seem like it is such a big deal and the horror that it really is. Folks, this is a living  human being that qualifies for a place in humanity with only the need for oxygen to inflate it’s lungs and breath air.  But that does not diminish the baby whose heart is beating at a few weeks of conception. Or the “fetus”that tries to escape the pain of an abortionist butcher knife. If they could make a sound, all of them would most certainly……..SCREAM!




JUDGEMENT DESERVED ON THE UNITED  STATES OF AMERICA

How long will God allow this abomination to continue? Read your bible when it comes to sin committed against children. Read about passing the children through the fires of Molech when they had sexual acts with children before burning them in their pagan god’s fire on its altar. (see past articles on my web site). Read what the end result was to any civilization that mistreats its heritage, the children. As God warned Israel that displaced the Canaanites before them for the same practices, God’s patience for sin and especially abuse and murder to the innocent amongst them will be sorely judged.

Jeremiah 7:31 And they have built the high places of Tophet, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my heart.
7:32 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that it shall no more be called Tophet, nor the valley of the son of Hinnom, but the valley of slaughter: for they shall bury in Tophet, till there be no place.
7:33 And the carcases of this people shall be meat for the fowls of the heaven, and for the beasts of the earth; and none shall fray them away.
7:34 Then will I cause to cease from the cities of Judah, and from the streets of Jerusalem, the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voiceof the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride: for the land shall be desolate.

God is saying that He will destroy that nation. He will enact judgment on a people who directly or indirectly causes these sins to continue. He will destroy their posterity and bring them to ruin. Have we not done as these ancient people did? Have not this nation enacted laws against the direct command of a Holy God?

Do you see what the penalty was for not obeying God? Do you see that God hates sin, but He despises the act of killing the innocent, the unborn? He hates idolatry connected to this act of abortion. We have ended the lives of these potential members of God's Family and the human race in the name of free choice and self-concern. The law of the land permits this atrocity! If that is not idolatry, what is? What kind of morality, what religion, permits men to enact such heinous laws? People have become blinded by focusing on their own pleasure, failing to see even that murder is involved, let alone the idolatry of worshiping at our own altar, the self. Is the above scripture a depiction of the USA in the near future?

Reader, if there is still time and God has not already judged us, then we need to stand up for righteousness. We must stand up for the unborn. We must protect the children, as Jesus emphasized as being the same as receiving Him, as it is receiving the innocent children, in His Name. I encourage everyone who loves God, who loves children, to make a stand for the unborn NOW. Promote any leader, councilmen, or government figure who promises and delivers Pro-life platform. Let us turn away from sin, as a nation, before God rains down judgment about this nations head!

Statistically, in the United States the most dangerous place for anyone to be is in the mother's womb! The unborn baby is a living human being who dies a painful death when aborted. By the seventh week of gestation, the fetus has measurable brain waves (see a legal criterion to determine whether a person is alive or dead) and a beating heart pumping blood to all parts of its little body. God—not the state, not the individual, not the parent—is the Lord of life. Hear the cry of the children and stand up for their life or face the judgment of Almighty God.

If you are a women who regret your abortion, please answer these few questions:
Do you believe you are a sinner?  Do you believe you are hopelessly lost without a savior?  Do you believe God sent His Son to die for your sins? Do you accept His death as payment in full for your sins?  If you answer yes to these questions…tell it to Jesus… ask for His forgiveness and God will send His Holy Spirit… a seal for eternity.  You are now son of God.  Son of God is a title given to all man and woman believers.  



This is Pastor Mike Taylor, wishes God’s love in your life. If you have any need for prayer, guidance with the Words of God through to Christian living, or just need a friendly ear to listen, drop me a line to realteam1999@sbcglobal.net, or visit me online at www.churchofgod-usa.org. God bless you, till we meet at Jesus feet.


http://www.taliforgod.com Millions of innocent babies are killed daily. My hope is to reach mothers who are considering abortion with this video. It is also a reply to the Huggie Contest for brother PG... Abortion is murder, no excuse for it


Please watch: "I Killed 35,000 babies"