Dear friends, do you sense growing urgency to be about the Father’s business as the last days unfold before us? Call me crazy, but I think we live in some of the most exciting days of human history. The stage is set and no one knows the day or hour of our redemption from this world, but nothing is preventing it other than the timing of God the Father!
Meanwhile, the Bible teaches us to know and understand the time and season in which we live. In Matthew 24, Jesus Himself told His disciples the signs of end times would be false Christs (“saviors” such as Fauci, Gates, etc?), wars and rumors of wars, nation rising against nation (actually “ethnos against ethnos,” so not limited to borders), famines, pestilence and natural disasters. The crescendo of those things all at once has never happened in the frequency and severity that we see today. Birth pains increase!
Likewise, the apostle Paul noted in several letters that the end times would be marked by chaos, deception, and lawlessness. In language of the Old Testament, everyone doing what is right in their own eyes…disregarding the One and Only standard of true righteousness. Isaiah warned against calling good evil and evil good. Boy, are those principles strongly at play today in our nation and our world.
But, for the moment, let’s focus on one very important element of our society that God absolutely abhors: abortion. The killing of unborn (and now, in some cases, even newly-born) babies. It is pure evil to think murder (which is what abortion really is) is okay. Sadly, complacency within the body of Christ has played a significant role in the widespread acceptance of abortion as a social norm.
Rather than hop on the guilt train, though, let’s do something constructive as believers. Let’s fight with every God-given ability within us to reestablish the rights set forth in our Declaration of Independence: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That begins in the womb! (Psalm 139:13-16, Jeremiah 1:5)
As encouragement to all of us to band together on the same bandwagon, please carve out 25 minutes this weekend to consider this message. May it become our rally cry!