Abortion is a spiritual battle. No matter how much campaigning takes place nothing will really change until the hearts of the nation are turned back to the Lord. In the 2001 UK census apparently over 70 per cent of people (men, women and children) claimed to be Christian. Yet approximately one in four of all pregnancies in the UK end in abortion. Most of the babies killed through abortion are what should have been the firstborn. In Exodus 13:2 the Lord says to Moses "Consecrate to me every firstborn male. The first offspring of every womb among the Israelites belongs to me, whether man or animal." The Lord wanted the firstborn to be 'set apart' for Him. He wanted to be acknowledged and thanked as the giver of life.
In Leviticus chapter 20 verses 1-5 it says "The LORD said to Moses, "Say to the Israelites: 'Any Israelite or any alien living in Israel who gives any of his children to Molech must be put to death. The people of the community are to stone him. I will set my face against that man and I will cut him off from his people; for by giving his children to Molech, he has defiled my sanctuary and profaned my holy name. If the people of the community close their eyes when that man gives one of his children to Molech and they fail to put him to death, I will set my face against that man and his family and will cut off from their people both him and all who follow him in prostituting themselves to Molech.'""
We may think we are not sacrificing our children to Molech as we are not burning them alive as an obvious sacrifice. But does the tearing of our children from the womb please the Lord? Every aborted baby is a 'blood sacrifice' in the spiritual realm. Babies are being torn limb from limb and their blood shed for the so called appeasement of the minds of their parents. Of course, there is public outcry if a child were to be killed once s/he was born, but abortion is done in secret. The womb is violated. The spirit of Molech, who is opposed to the Holy Lord God, is appeased, not the mind of the parent. And the Lord is unable to have the firstborn dedicated to Him, as He commanded. The punishment for this was death by stoning.
But looking at the Leviticus verses it is not just the parents who are offering their children who are under judgement. It is also those who know what is happening, has happened or is going to happen, and do nothing who are also under the Lord's judgement. More so, their families are also included in on the judgement. If those who do nothing to prevent the sacrifice of children are under the Lord's judgement, how much more those who promote child sacrifice?
It is not just those working in the NHS or Marie Stopes Clinic who perform these killings that are under judgement, but those who support the decision for whatever reason. GPs, Social Workers, Pregnancy Crisis Centre counsellors, Church Ministers, parents, boyfriends, husbands, teachers, school nurses. The list is endless of those who don't speak out and say that abortion is wrong in all circumstances.
Is it any wonder that our nation is currently in its present moral state? Who and where are the Christian leaders that are speaking out against this atrocity? When do we ever have a time of National mourning for the millions of children killed and their mothers who have had these violations carried out on them? Why is there still so much silence about abortion and its consequences - physical, spiritual, emotional, short term and long term?
Thankfully, Christ paid the price for each one of us. Stoning to death is no longer the still-deserved punishment. Jesus took our punishment for us. Yet still the killing continues. Molech is still being satisfied on a daily basis. The shed blood of our children continues - as does the silence from the Church.
May the Lord have mercy on us and open our eyes and hearts to what is going on around us, and bring us to a place of repentance. And may we once more be a Nation that is able to dedicate all our firstborn to the Lord, and not to Molech.
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