Saturday, February 21, 2009

Sibilant Silence

In reading the Chronological Bible, the readings for February 22 deal with the offerings for sin. The offerings are for those who sin out of ignorance or heedlessness. Then there is a detailed list of the sins.

And the first sin is if a person does not speak up when he hears a public charge to testify to something he has heard or knows about. That person is responsible.

We have sat silently by as our country has sunk lower and lower into the depths of degradation and shame with regard to moral behavior. We tolerate behavior that God calls abomination and murder because we like to avoid confrontation.

I hear the satisfied hiss of a serpent in our silence.

An Example to Follow

A little child shall lead them. If you don't believe it, just stroll on over to this video.

This girl has a heart for God and speaks from the heart of God. Would that we all were so close to hearing His voice and speaking for him.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Shame, Shame, Shame!

This week's issue of Charisma Magazine carries an article about an aborted baby born live and then thrown, alive, into the trash in a sealed bio-hazard bag. She died, evidently, of suffocation.

You may read the entire story here.

I am appalled. Not only at the story itself, but that members of the Florida legislature would write this letter.

It is unthinkable that they can condone the abortion that would end this child's life, and then, because she took a few breaths, condemn the abortion clinic workers who treated this life so callously. Where is the logic? If it is legal to end this life before she breathes air, what is to keep it from being legal to end this life after she breathes air?

We have entered a very slippery slope. When we deny the fact that all life comes from God and that it is His prerogative to say when it begins and ends, we have arrogated to ourselves the privileges of God. This is a very dangerous practice!

We have, in fact, by so doing, set ourselves above God. We have made our selfish wishes the graven idol which supplants the Lord God. And we, as a nation, will reap the fruits thereof.

If we are to learn the lessons of the Exodus of Israel from Egypt, we will know that we cannot flout God and remain unscathed. He will use the pagan nations to discipline us, just as He used the unbelieving nations to discipline Israel.

Let us pray for revival in the USA. "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will heal their land."

We, as Christians, are called to intercede for our land. Let us turn and pray.