Volume VI - Edition II - February 5, 2014
Scripture describes America today!
Historical background: In the book of Genesis, Joseph, the son of Jacob who had been sold into slavery in Egypt by his brothers, interpreted the dreams of the Pharaoh in Egypt. Joseph predicted seven years of rain and seven years of drought. He recommended that Pharaoh plan for the drought.
In the seven years of drought, Canaan, the home of Jacob, was affected as well. Jacob sent his sons to Egypt to purchase grain. The brothers were surprised to find Joseph, their brother, in charge of the grain.
Joseph brought his family to Egypt and provided food for them. Over time, however, Joseph died and the new Pharaoh did not remember him.
The new Pharaoh was concerned that the Israelites were a foreign people in Egypt, and their numbers were growing. Pharaoh took the Israelites captive and enslaved them.
To address the numbers, he ordered the midwives to kill the male babies. In Exodus 1:16, "When you are helping the Hebrew women during childbirth on the delivery stool, if you see that the baby is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live."
This is the first recorded instance of gender-based abortions. It was abortion on demand by Pharaoh and as a matter of convenience for the Egyptians. The midwives, however, feared God and could not do as ordered but instead reported the Hebrew women were vigorous and gave birth before they arrived.
When abortions did not deter the numbers of the Israelites, Pharaoh ordered all male babies to be thrown in the Nile River.
The Israelites became so oppressed in their slavery and the killing of their children that they cried out to God. They could not help themselves or protect their families. Only God could help them.
Exodus 2:23-24, "The Israelites groaned in their slavery and cried out, and their cry for help because of their slavery went up to God. God heard their groaning and he remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob."
Is this not where America is today?
Gender-based abortions were prevalent when the people of Israel were slaves in Egypt. It was the government that ordered the abortions by killing the boy babies.
A type of abortion being practiced in America today is gender-based abortions. Abortions on demand or for convenience are as gender-based as any reason given for abortions.
And when our government gives people the right to kill babies that is only one step from the government ordering the killing of babies. To have the right by law to kill is not any different than the government allowing the killing of babies.
Secondly, while America does not consider herself enslaved as in the case enslaved to man, America is enslaved to sin. Promiscuity is but one example of our slavery to sin.
Same sex marriages; free sex; non Defense of the Marriage Act (DOMA) between a man and a woman; and abortion on demand, gender-based, or convenience; with free contraceptives are all demonstrations of promiscuity.
America has become enslaved to sin through promiscuity. Enslavement to sex is rampant across America. The standard of the day is it is OK to engage in sex without thought of consequences and without accountability.
Should pregnancy occur then just have an abortion and kill the baby as a matter of convenience. Then you can continue again.
The President promotes promiscuity by executive order. Funding of Planned Parenthood, abortion clinics, free contraceptives, and the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision has killed over 50 million babies without even a whimper of remorse from us.
The slavery and the killing of their children brought the Israelites to recognize that their only solution was to cry out to God. Exodus 3:9-10, God speaking to Moses, "And now the cry of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them."
The slave masters over Israel were actually Israelites themselves. Their own people were forcing them into slavery. Our own people are forcing us into a life of sin with the rule of law. We have accepted our enslavement to sin as the status-quo.
We want God out - we do not want to offend - we must be tolerant - it is the law of the land - we fear what can be done to us - and some actually agree abortion is OK - IS THIS NOT REASON TO CRY OUT TO GOD?
Will America cry out to God?
We will not see change until we cry out to God. He will make a way for us out of our enslavement to sin. Is there another Moses "on the back side of a desert" being prepped to deliver us from bondage? Is there a person of God who will step up?
Most agree that America is not crying out to God. We are just accepting the status-quo and hoping for a political change as a solution - NOTHING COULD BE FARTHER FROM THE TRUTH!
Instead of accepting the status-quo - or hoping that a change in the political landscape will be the solution -- WE MUST CRY OUT TO GOD! The cry could be led by pastors from pulpits across America, or even a politician - BUT remember it must be from us to God.
Are we so oppressed that we need to cry out to God? I fear our problem - we are not!