So shall they fear the Name of the Lord from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun; When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him. ~ Isaiah 59:19
This week in America we entered new territory as a nation, a deeper dimension of evil previously not thought possible. The United States Senate failed to get the required 60 votes to pass a law that would keep babies surviving abortion alive. All Republicans present for the vote supported the proposed law. Democrats, with the exception of three, voted against it thus defeating the bill. A couple weeks ago the State of New York signed into law the legalization of killing babies up to actual birth with the approval of mother and one physician.
The Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision of 1973 has progressed from making abortion legal to making infanticide legal. The Democratic Party has become the governing party of death in America. They call themselves ‘progressive’. Yes, they are progressively evil in the governing of the people.
While there may have been prophetic voices in 1973 predicting the slippery slope of Roe v. Wade, most of the church was not aware of the issue. While Southern Baptists, the largest protestant denomination, are now pro-life, their leadership has admitted that the denomination supported legalizing abortion in 1973 given the argument of health for the mother.
Before her death Mother Theresa said "Abortion kills twice. It kills the body of the baby and it kills the conscience of the mother. Abortion is profoundly anti-women." "A nation that kills its children in the womb has lost its soul."
Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King has said, "Abortion and racism are both symptoms of a fundamental human error. The error is thinking that when someone stands in the way of our wants, we can justify getting that person out of our lives. Abortion and racism stem from the same poisonous root, selfishness."
But there are lights shining in the darkness as many State governments push back against abortion including Tennessee which recently approved the ‘heart beat’ law which prohibits abortion after detecting the heartbeat in a baby. President Trump recently approved revised rules for using certain federal grant monies that will now prohibit abortion provider organizations like Planned Parenthood from access to those tax dollars.
The difference of perspective on this issue across America is whether or not a Biblical worldview influences government. Where state and federal government are not influenced by Biblical values they will be influenced by satanic values. There is no middle ground today. Satan will never be satisfied with small victories. He wants every person and every nation to bow to him and his value system of death. Yielding to his value system is a progressive road to destruction. Christian leaders and believers have clear choices as to the government they choose.
There is a standard and a shout to El Shaddai arising again across this land that we must be a nation that embraces life for the innocent. "So shall they fear the Name of the Lord from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun; When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him ( Isaiah 59:19)." To lift up a standard in the Hebrew means ‘to cause to flee, to cause to go away’. It is time to cause the enemy to flee!!!
America must be a ‘sheep nation’; to follow the footsteps of Jesus and the apostles of the church speaking forth redemption and restoration in the nation. A prophet of old said “Declare among the nations, Proclaim, and set up a standard; Proclaim—do not conceal it— Say, ‘Babylon is taken, Bel is shamed. Merodach is broken in pieces; Her idols are humiliated, Her images are broken in pieces’ (Jeremiah 50:2). It is noteworthy that the pagan god Merodach, whom Jeremiah spoke strongly against, literally means ‘slaughter’.
The remnant of the church must arise. It is time to come out of the shadows and cast light to dispel the darkness. Speak from the pulpit. Speak to those governing. We must rise up against government approved practice of slaughtering the innocent, inside and outside the womb. How we vote and whom we support reveals our worldview and the alliances within our hearts.