Abortion; December 11, 2021

Psalm 106:37-38 They sacrificed their sons
and their daughters to demons.
They shed innocent blood,
the blood of their sons and daughters,
whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan,
and the land was desecrated by their blood.

There are those who insist that abortion isn’t mentioned in the Bible, but I am convinced this fits perfectly. In fact, some satanists have spoken openly of the “rite” of abortion. There is a deadly pun there to the more openly declared “right” to abortion, which thankfully is probably in the process of being recognized as nonexistent. The recent oral arguments before the Supreme Court rightly pointed out that the justices of a past generation had “made up” the “right” out of whole cloth, in complete violation of the Constitution. Legal niceties aside, it is certainly demonic to tear infants limb from limb, or even to poison them. That a major political party would make that practice a pillar of their platform boggles the imagination, but it is present reality in America. As it says here, that desecrates the land. It’s no wonder America is weakened in so many areas. People in general are very hesitant to attribute anything to spiritual causes, but the Bible certainly doesn’t hesitate to do so, and neither should anyone who claims to believe the Bible. As I really grasped only fairly recently, we aren’t physical beings who happen to have spirits, we are spiritual beings who inhabit bodies. That doesn’t make what we do with our bodies unimportant, but it does mean that the underlying reality is spiritual. The one certainly affects the other, but if we go at it strictly from the physical side we are going to be frustrated at every turn. We need to understand that our stewardship of the physical is a spiritual function and obligation for which we are accountable to God, the Spirit who created us and to whom we belong.

I have far more familiarity with abortion than I would like, and I am deeply grateful for the grace and mercy of God. I have been involved with various people on one side or the other of the practice, and the spiritual element has been very clear. The most frequent motive for abortion has been and is a worship of self, of convenience and pleasure. The consequences have always been tragic, and not just for the child that is sacrificed. I am to keep praying, whatever decision comes from the Supreme Court in June. They won’t abolish the practice, but just send it back to the states. California has already declared that they will become a “sanctuary” for abortion, and welcome “abortion tourism.” How unsurprising, since they are already the world center of pornography! With other believers, I am to keep praying for God’s rule and reign to be established and His will to be done perfectly, just as Jesus told us to do, and that includes submitting myself personally to His Lordship, to do only what He desires. I cannot think that this is a problem “out there,” and fail to be the Lord’s servant, His agent, in everything I touch.

Father, thank You for this very clear reminder. Thank You for what is going on in the Supreme Court right now. I do pray for the justices of the court, that why would adhere to Your justice indeed. That said, I pray even more for a general spirit of repentance to fall on the nation of America, that 2 Chronicles 7:14 may be fulfilled indeed, for Your glory. Thank You. Hallelujah!

About jgarrott

Born and raised in Japan of missionary parents. Have been here as an adult missionary since 1981.
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