Today's Christian thought: Friday January 2nd, 2004
More often than I care to remember, I hear some saying, "If God so loves us, why doesn't he send a cure for AIDS?" or "If God so loves us, why didn't he send a cure cancer, heart problems, famine, etc. etc. etc." Well, how do we know He hasn't? How do we know that when God sent the person who had the cure for any of those diseases above, his mother didn't just take him to a planned parenthood abortion mill and end his little life before he ever had a chance to take his first breath outside of her womb?
We hear lots of reasons why a woman should be allowed to kill the baby sleeping peacefully within her womb, one such reason is that "she is too young and just a baby herself." Or, "she is single and would have no way to care for her baby." Today, let's take a minute and read Matthew 1:18-21.
Matthew Chapter One
1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;
3 And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram; 4 And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon; 5 And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse; 6 And Jesse begat David the king;
and David the king begat Solomon by her that had been the wife of Urias; 7 And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa; 8 And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias; 9 And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias; 10 And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias; 11 And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon:
12 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel; 13 And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor; 14 And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud; 15 And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob; 16 And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.
18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as His mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child by the Holy Ghost. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily. 20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. 21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call His name JESUS: for He shall save His people from their sins.
22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, 23 BEHOLD, A VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD, AND SHALL BRING FORTH A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME EMMANUEL (Isaiah 7:14), which being interpreted is, God with us.
24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: 25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called His name JESUS. (Matthew 1: 1-24 ACP/KJV)
As best we know, Mary was 14 years old when she became pregnant to the Lord Jesus. Imagine the effect it would have had on the world if she had listened to the women libbers of her day. There is a bumper sticker on my wife's car that reads: "No Jesus, no peace. Know Jesus, know peace." Over the last 31 almost 32 years, insurance companies and the government have paid to have over 50 million babies aborted. Since 1976, no abortionist or abortion mill has been audited by the IRS. It is safe to assume that the only abortions that abortionists report are those paid for by either insurance or government check. For why would someone, who has so little respect for life that they kill babies, be so moral as to report cash payments for killing babies to the IRS?
Older men, who get young girls and women other than their wife pregnant pay cash to dispose of the baby. Wives who get pregnant by other than their husbands pay cash to kill the baby. Wives who don't want their husbands to know they are pregnant pay cash to kill the baby in their womb. Women who don't want their boyfriend to know they are carrying his baby pay cash to have his baby slaughtered.
I think it would be safe to assume that since the abortionists paid taxes on over 50,000,000 babies killed, and paid for by tax dollars or insurance check, there has to be a minimum of another 50,000,000 babies killed who the abortionists didn't report because payment was made in cash. That is over 100,000,000 babies slaughtered while they slept peacefully within the supposed safety of their mothers' wombs. Don't you think that maybe one of them might have been the one God sent to cure cancer?
You know, 50 million babies killed at $600 each is 30 billion dollars. That is some serious money. So many of those who claim to be fiscal conservatives but social liberals should think of the lost tax revenues on thirty to forty five billion dollars. And maybe the rest of us should start praying that God will end abortion so that the babies with the cures that He sends can get to live.
Oh Lord Jesus, please help us to be a people of life instead of a culture of death. Lord bring revival to our pulpits, help us to turn back to You. Help us Lord, for we are a weak and evil people, a people who put money, profits, things of this world and comfort ahead of the life of the baby in the womb. Help us Lord to try to do what is right in Your sight, not satan's. Help us Lord to understand that satan is a fallen archangel and that we should be leery of him. Help those who preach to get back to preaching warnings of hell and damnation. For Lord as we start this new year, we need You more than ever before. Amen.
Pray for my friend Mac, pray for Rush and Michael Savage. While the Lord does not need the platforms and audiences that Rush and Michael have, they, Rush, Michael and their audiences need the Lord.
The Lord God of the Universe, Messiah Y'shua be with you all, amen.
It is better to be a horse fly in the stables of the Lord Jesus than the CEO of hell.
All Scripture quoted, in both sermons and daily thoughts, except when done by a guest, is from the ACP/authorized 1611 King James Version. The words in red are those quotes of God the Son, the Lord Jesus and the words in purple are those qoutes spoken directly by God the Father and the words in this sickly greenish color are of satan. But all of the Bible is spoken by God and should be viewed as God's handbook for us to run our lives by 2 Timothy 3:16.
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