If you falter in a time of trouble, how small is your strength! Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. If you say, “But we knew nothing about this”, does not He who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not He who guards your life know it? Will He not repay everyone according to what they have done? Proverbs 24:10-12
This Proverb would not let me go yesterday. It leaped off of the page and grabbed a hold of my heart. It struck a fear of the Lord in my soul. I have been passionate about having a voice, about having an opinion and sharing it, but this added so much more weightiness to the WHY behind it. I read it in varying translations, to see if there was more to dive into; and the passion translation burned it in even deeper.
If you faint when under pressure, you have need of courage. Go and rescue the perishing! Be their savior! Why would you stand back and watch them stagger to their death? And why would you say, “But it’s none of my business”? The one who knows you completely and judges your every motive is also the keeper of souls—and not just yours! He sees through your excuses and holds you responsible for failing to help those whose lives are threatened.
….and then I think about all of the innocent souls that have been condemned before they were even able to take their first breath; ¹61,004,530 in the United States of America to date, since Roe v. Wade. That is approximately 4,270,317 gallons of blood on our hands. This is enough blood to fill 7 olympic sized swimming pools; we are literally swimming in and drowning in the blood of the innocent, and we don’t even know it.
This is by far and above the worst atrocity against mankind ever committed. But, the unfortunate truth is that this is nothing new. The shedding of children’s blood for the benefit of the parent has been going on for centuries, and the insatiable appetite of the prevailing evil force behind it will always be screaming for more.
This isn’t a ‘woman’s issue’; this isn’t about what a woman wants to do with her body. This is a man and woman’s issue about a life, an individual body, they created together. But all we hear about is how the women get to call all of the shots here; it is her body this child is resting inside of, so the man, the co-creator of this life, feels a complete lack of responsibility and/or power to do anything about it.
Let’s all get real here for a moment; so many ‘grown boys’ today are never growing up to be real men, and in part we can blame the availability and ease of process in getting an abortion. The weight of responsibility and stigma they used to carry when getting a female pregnant has been alleviated by the ‘easy-out’ of shrugging responsibility and laying the burden of the female to abort, therefore getting them out of ‘trouble’. It is sickening. Any time, ANY time a man encourages, allows, or leverages a woman into taking full responsibility of something they gain benefit from – he has not earned the title of ‘man’. He is a self-centered boy, or man-child at best.
This picture, of women calling the shots and taking the heat – under the guise of empowerment- while the male sits back, diverting and displacing any appearance of blame from himself – is nothing short of a Jezebel and Ahab reinactment. This is what I see being empowered, not women, demonic empowerment. Principalities, Rulers, & Powers; and the people reinacting the characteristics of these demonic forces are deceived pawns carrying out the evil atrocities against mankind.
Yes, the innocent babies need to be saved, and the blood is on our hands as long as we do not stop this. But the ‘pawns’ need to be saved as well. They have chosen the serum of deception in order to alleviate the discomfort of their consequences. They have made a blood sacrifice and covenant with their own flesh – against their own flesh – for the comfort of their own flesh, and given demonic rights to death over their lives and this nation.
We the people MUST take a stand; on our knees, in the polls, and with our voices. From every mountain top and place that exalts itself against God’s plan and purpose for every life created, we must conquer that position and replace it with His glory.
Ephesians 6 – The Passion Translation
Now my beloved ones, I have saved these most important truths for last: Be supernaturally infused with strength through your life-union with the Lord Jesus. Stand victorious with the force of his explosive power flowing in and through you. Put on God’s complete set of armor provided for us, so that you will be protected as you fight against the evil strategies of the accuser! Your hand-to-hand combat is not with human beings, but with the highest principalities and authorities operating in rebellion under the heavenly realms. For they are a powerful class of demon-gods and evil spirits that hold this dark world in bondage. Because of this, you must wear all the armor that God provides so you’re protected as you confront the slanderer, for you are destined for all things and will rise victorious. Put on truth as a belt to strengthen you to stand in triumph. Put on holiness as the protective armor that covers your heart. Stand on your feet alert, then you’ll always be ready to share the blessings of peace. In every battle, take faith as your wrap-around shield, for it is able to extinguish the blazing arrows coming at you from the Evil One! Embrace the power of salvation’s full deliverance, like a helmet to protect your thoughts from lies. And take the mighty razor-sharp Spirit-sword of the spoken Word of God. Pray passionately in the Spirit, as you constantly intercede with every form of prayer at all times.