March 31, 2020

Follow Up on Last Post: Coronavirus

Let's get specific! If you haven't read last week's post do so now...just scroll down. Now here is the followup:

I posted this on Facebook today:

Many of us have been praying every Sunday at 3:00 PM for God to heal our land. Now the request is for us to pray every day at 3:00 PM Central time. I totally agree with this, but before you pray you may want to read this and ask for God's forgiveness before you ask him to heal us. There is a condition for the healing ...read on: 

Folks, we have all been passing this scripture around and asking for prayer…this is a very good thing, but we have ignored what the Lord is actually saying. There is a condition in this verse, “turn from your wicked ways”. He is talking to His people here “My people”. Who were God’s people and why were they seeking God? In Israel at that time there was a terrible drought, locusts and pestilence (illness). The study notes in my Modern Life Study Bible say this: “God’s pledge to heal the land was not unconditional. In order for the Lord to fulfill His part of this agreement with the Israelites, there were certain stipulations: The conditions: Humility, prayer and seeking God’s face, Turning from wickedness”

Friends, we have sat by quietly and by our complacency (I’m guilty of this for sure), allowed these very laws to become the law of our own land. We made legal the thing that is an abomination to God. Here is just one of many I found: Romans 1:26-27 “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.” Enough said!

We voted to allow babies to be aborted for our convenience.

The following quote is from  a Christian website: Ratio Christi https://ratiochristi.org/

In the Old Testament

“Several passages in both the Old and New Testaments could be cited to support the idea that God recognizes that human life begins in the womb.  Isiah 44:24 we read, “This is what the LORD says— your Redeemer, who formed you in the womb: I am the LORD, the Maker of all things, who stretches out the heavens, who spreads out the earth by myself, “ Note that the Lord clearly says He formed us “in the womb”.

Then there is Exodus 21:22 “If men fight and hit a pregnant woman and her child is born prematurely, but there is no serious injury, he will surely be punished in accordance with what the woman’s husband demands of him, and he will pay what the court decides.”   Here we note that it is a “child” that is born prematurely Psalms 139:13 says, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.”  Again, the image of being formed as a human being in the womb.

New Testament support for abortion?

One final example will really drive home the point.  In Luke:41-44 we see the meeting of Mary, who is pregnant with Jesus, and her cousin Mary, who is also pregnant with John the Baptist.  “when Elizabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the infant leapt in her womb.” Then in verses 42 to 44, Elizabeth “cried out with a loud voice, and said: ‘… For behold as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in my ears, the infant in my womb leapt for joy.’”  So much for trying to establish Biblically that life begins with the first breath.”

 

Many of us as Christians have turned our backs on our neighbors, co-workers, and others who don’t know Jesus as Savior. Believe it or not, in this day of immediate access to information, there are people, probably in our own neighborhoods, who don’t know Jesus. We are sitting around our home and in our churches and letting the world quietly go to hell!  

We need to ask God for forgiveness and get up out of our pews, our comfy den in front of the TV, and go out into the marketplace, the highways, and byways and talk about Jesus. We need to get down on our knees and ask God to forgive us! Then Maybe God will forgive our sin and heal our land!

 

 

 

 

 

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