Behind the Abortion Decrees
Recently, the American public has been shocked and sadden by New York and Virginia’s plunge into creating a legal right to kill babies at birth. We’ve been disgusted with our own National government’s funding of the killing of babies through the abortion giant, Planned Parenthood.
Before I share a prophetic perspective on our national decree to kill innocent children, allow me to pause and remind anyone who has ever had an abortion that you are not an enemy of God or those of us who are stand against abortion. Many women have crossed the doorway of an abortion clinic unaware of the true status of life within their womb.
Since 1973 our nation has been perfecting its campaign of marketing abortion services as equivalent to other forms of birth control. This is why abortion advocates do not want ultra sound machines within abortion clinics because hearing the heart beat drowns out their lies. So I first want to say that women who have experienced an abortion or a man who has encouraged a lady to have an abortion – to you I say the grace of our Lord Jesus is there for you.
Like with any sin or mistake we have made, forgiveness is still found in our Lord Jesus Christ. Yes, the wages of our sins is death (Romans 3:23), but in confessing that (1 John 1:9), we can can have a new life in Him (Romans 6:4), and by faith have peace in that forgiveness (Psalm 103:12). You may weep from grief, but in Jesus you can now weep with a longing that your baby waits for you in heaven!
The aim of Satan is made clear in John 10:10, it is “to steal, and to kill, and to destroy” while the purpose of our Savior’s is also clear, that we “might have life” and we would have it “more abundantly.” The real choice is between “life and good, death and evil” (Deuteronomy 31:15).
Satan’s choice is death. We have had thousands of years of recorded history to see how he operates. And history confirms that he seeks “to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.” It is likely not a shock to the Bible believing Christian that abortions are even legal in our country, but what ought to be a shock is knowing that government is now legalizing the killing of infants at birth and after carrying the child full-term.
There is a prophetic perspective for us to consider about the emerging anti-life laws from our governments legalizing the killing of infants at birth and after carrying the child full-term.
Matthew 16:3 and Matthew 24:32 reminds us that our natural world is full of signs that His coming is near. What takes place in our state governments or in the halls of congress are part of the times in which we live. As believers in the Blessed Hope we should not neglect knowing what’s taking place in the legislatures of our land. Satan has always sought to play his hand through kings and kingdom. Jesus said “when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh” (Luke 21:28).
There is a pattern here with nations legalizing the killing of its infants just before deliverance of God’s saints. Could it be that the abortion and post-birth laws regarding the legal killings of our own children are a sign of our Lord’s near return?
Exodus 1 tells us the story of the Egyptian Pharaoh’s decree to kill the male children by casting them into the Nile. That was a certain death sentence because of the blood thirsty crocodiles. It was a government law legalizing the killing of infants.
Esther 8 tells the story of Haman’s decree via King Ahasuerus to kill all the Jews in the kingdom. It was a government law legalizing the killing of infants, children, and adults within their own land.
Matthew 2 tells the story of Herod’s decree to kill all the children two years old and younger. It was a government law legalizing the killing of children within their land.
(There are other examples in history since the close of the Bible of other government laws legalizing the killing of infants, children, and adults within their land. The most notable example would be that of the rise of socialist Nazi party in Germany and the killing of their own citizens in 1938-45.)
In each of these three biblical examples of governments legalizing the killing of innocent infants, children, and adults, we look back and realize that deliverance soon followed!
Pharaoh’s decree was soon followed by deliverance for the Israelite’s through Moses!
Haman’s decree was soon followed by deliverance for the Jews through Esther and Mordecai!
Herod’s decree was soon followed by deliverance for sinners through the Messiah!
The lesson here for us, I believe, is that although Satan is moving our own leaders at decreeing another law against the life of innocent babies let us take heart that deliverance is on its way!
Deliverance is not just on its way – its already in progress! When these decrees were made against their own people, Moses was being raised up, Esther was in the palace, and the Messiah was already on earth!
Friends, I grieve for the disregard of life in our nation, but I don’t grieve as one who is without knowing the times according to Scripture and its prophetic perspectives. There is a verse in Romans 13:11 that speaks to us. It reads, “And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.”