It is Satan that wants to break up families and tear up good relationships. He does not want the people of God to prosper upon the land, but to afflict them. In doing this, he makes people believe that living for the flesh and partaking in things like sexual sin is OK. This is when the wicked arise up and start pointing their fingers at the Christians. To the preachers, do they mock and have no ear to hear. To other Christians, they make evil appear good and invite them out to their parties. This is when people fall, because of unbelief. If they had been seeking the Lord daily, then no harm would fall upon them, however, because their days would go by without prayer or reading the Bible, would they be found a victim to sin and shame. Because they did not build themselves up in God’s armor, they could not overcome the fiery darts of the evil one. It is these same people that start to ignore God’s laws and start thinking that homosexuality and abortion is OK. They may even attend gay pride parades or have an abortion themselves and not even think twice about it. What they don’t realize is that God has a command that says, 2“thou shalt not kill.” (Exodus 20:13) It is also written, 3“thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.” (Leviticus 18:22) Each time I meet a person that says these things are OK, I ask them if they are reading the Bible and the answer is always No. So the reason why people have their own thoughts on what is good in this life is because God’s Words are not present with them. Therefore, their own thoughts on what is good and what is evil is formed. If God’s Word and prayer was present in their daily life, it would be a different story all together, as God’s will would be followed.
When it comes to the killing of unborn babies in abortion, a Pharaoh in Egypt, once thought this was right as well, and even commanded that every Israelite baby boy die. He mandated that every Israelite women should kill their own newborn baby boy. And because these men and women of God did not obey him, he had them killed anyways. It is a sad story and very similar to what happens today in abortion. The pharaoh 1“said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live. But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive. And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men children alive? And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are delivered ere the midwives come in unto them. Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty. And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses. And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive.” (Exodus 1:16-22) This was an act of murder, just like abortion is now, and just as the women grieved because of this, God did also, along with what happens today. The wrath of God is upon those that abort children today also. His laws have not changed and people must fear him, while in this life, or be cast into the lake of fire, come judgement day. Don’t play with fire, but understand God’s will and obey him, starting today.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, Your words in the Bible speak volumes on what is wickedness and what is righteousness. Meditating on what You’ve written through the holy prophets and other men of God, throughout centuries, has opened my eyes to what is truth in this world. I don’t have to wonder if abortion is wrong or not, since You’ve already said clearly that we should not murder. I also don’t have to worry if homosexuality is wrong or not, since You’ve said clearly that lying with the same sex is an abomination in Your sight. Saying otherwise would be playing with fire, for Your words have already convicted me of what is right and what is wrong. Surely, when the Bible is our teacher, the truth is black and white. How we ought to live our lives is spelled out, lest we fall into sin and shame. I am truly grateful for Your teachings in my life Lord. I am safe from the enemy, because Your words have led me into Your light and apart from sin. I no longer want to partake in the evil deeds of the wicked, but to lift up those in the faith, that they may follow You, Jesus. It is also my desire to lead the lost to You, Lord. May they hear Your words from scripture and be convicted of their sins. Then, will they fall down on their knees and worship You, Lord. You are my King and I pray that more people will give themselves over to You, starting today. Thank You for leading me to a man, who was willing to confess his sins to You on Friday. It was a blessing to share the gospel with him and to pray over him. Watch over him Lord and lead him out of darkness and into Your light. I love You Lord. All my trust is in You. You are my Savior and the Lord of my life. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
1Exodus 1 (KJV)
1 Now these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt; every man and his household came with Jacob.
2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah,
3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin,
4 Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.
5 And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt already.
6 And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that generation.
7 And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them.
8 Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph.
9 And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we:
10 Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land.
11 Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses.
12 But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel.
13 And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour:
14 And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour.
15 And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah:
16 And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live.
17 But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.
18 And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men children alive?
19 And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are delivered ere the midwives come in unto them.
20 Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.
21 And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses.
22 And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive.
2Exodus 20:1-17 (KJV)
1 And God spake all these words, saying,
2 I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
7 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
13 Thou shalt not kill.
14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
15 Thou shalt not steal.
16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.
3Leviticus 18:1-24 (KJV)
1 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, I am the Lord your God.
3 After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do: neither shall ye walk in their ordinances.
4 Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: I am the Lord your God.
5 Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the Lord.
6 None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to uncover their nakedness: I am the Lord.
7 The nakedness of thy father, or the nakedness of thy mother, shalt thou not uncover: she is thy mother; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.
8 The nakedness of thy father’s wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father’s nakedness.
9 The nakedness of thy sister, the daughter of thy father, or daughter of thy mother, whether she be born at home, or born abroad, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover.
10 The nakedness of thy son’s daughter, or of thy daughter’s daughter, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover: for theirs is thine own nakedness.
11 The nakedness of thy father’s wife’s daughter, begotten of thy father, she is thy sister, thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.
12 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father’s sister: she is thy father’s near kinswoman.
13 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother’s sister: for she is thy mother’s near kinswoman.
14 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father’s brother, thou shalt not approach to his wife: she is thine aunt.
15 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy daughter in law: she is thy son’s wife; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.
16 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother’s wife: it is thy brother’s nakedness.
17 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter, neither shalt thou take her son’s daughter, or her daughter’s daughter, to uncover her nakedness; for they are her near kinswomen: it is wickedness.
18 Neither shalt thou take a wife to her sister, to vex her, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her life time.
19 Also thou shalt not approach unto a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is put apart for her uncleanness.
20 Moreover thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour’s wife, to defile thyself with her.
21 And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the Lord.
22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
23 Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion.
24 Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you: