Monday, April 27, 2015

To those who harm children:


Sin is ramping up so much and families are just disintegrating. It all falls on the children. They take the brunt.

Just as Cain killed Abel and the LORD said,

"And the Lord said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to me from the ground." Genesis 4:10

Parents, Adults, what have you done? The children's tears cry out from the ground!

Just as Abel's blood cried out from the ground, the children of the world and our county who are neglected, abused, trafficked, homeless, hungry, aborted...their pain slips out of them at night when they cry, their tears seep into the ground. 

The flood of tears is saturating the ground that the ground cries out to God for justice. The agony of the world's sin is painful enough, but the children are suffering terribly, horribly and their tears wet the earth and the earth gives up its strength and weeps with the children.


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  1. You are correct. The blood of the millions of aborted babies, not to mention the tears of all the abused and neglected children, it's all crying up to the Father for justice. The Lord has a stack of millstones ready for the unrepentant.

    Shade for Our Children, GTY blog:
    http://www.gty.org/blog/B150427

    Church, whether they are your own children, or you have been entrusted with the care of others' children, let us provide shade for the little ones.

    -Carolyn

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  2. Years ago I was really curious why Daniel used the pronoun ‘we’ in his plea to God in Daniel 9. Grounds for a legitimate complaint against Daniel could not be found even though the high officials and governors looked hard. Dan 6:4
    The following is a paragraph of an excellent sermon “The Prayer of Daniel” by Rev Geoffrey Thomas that explains why Daniel included himself in his prayer:

    https://banneroftruth.org/us/resources/articles/2014/prayer-daniel/

    “2] The second reason why this is such a perfect prayer is because there is no attempt to blame others for the misery they are in. It is the easiest thing for a small people to blame its ills on neighbouring bigger nations: most little countries have an inferiority complex. It would have been easy for the people of God to have said that the plight they were in was due to wicked Babylon. Daniel refuses to do so: "O Lord, we and our kings, our princes and our fathers are covered with shame because we have sinned against you."

    Anger seems to be on the rise. My own anger, frustration, finger-pointing and fear at what is happening around the world including the current U.S. Supreme Court hearings has caused me to repent many times during the day and each evening. As a Christian I must pray.

    My eyes were opened to the saving knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ only by the Holy Spirit. Nothing in me can take credit for that knowledge nor can I take credit for the result which is that I am now spiritually alive, a child of God. Nothing in me sought God. I was a child of Satan; born that way. One of my sins was abortion. Even my repentance is a gift from God. By the Grace of God I didn't kill myself over what I had done once the horror was revealed to me. I cry as I write this. I cry because by the Grace of God He didn't send me straight to hell. There are none righteousness, no, not one. I was born spiritually dead and now I have the righteousness of Christ by faith which is another gift of God. John 3:5-8, Rom 3:10-18, Eph 2:1-5, Phil 3:9, Eph 2:8

    So, my prayer has changed these past few days as I meditate on Daniel 9.

    Like Daniel I have been praying “We have sinned” when I pray to God for His mercy and His grace upon those who are still spiritually dead (born that way) and I equally thank God for His Mercy and Grace and for His gifts of faith, repentance and righteousness that saved a wretched sinner like me.

    Father, have mercy on all us. Thank You.

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    1. Anonymous wrote: “I was a child of Satan; born that way. One of my sins was abortion. Even my repentance was a gift from God…by the Grace of God He didn’t send me straight to hell”

      Yes, you shed innocent blood. Indeed. But praise be to God that He gave His only begotten Son to shed His innocent blood for you. Christ came for the sinners, not for the righteous.

      LAW:
      Proverbs 6:17-19 “There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that SHED INNOCENT BLOOD, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.”

      GOSPEL: Matthew 26:28 “This is MY BLOOD of the covenant, which is POURED OUT FOR many for the forgiveness of sins.”

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  3. "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection..." (II Tim. 3:1-3).

    "Without natural affection" (Gk. astorgoi, from storge, "family love") has an understanding of unkind, unloving, and without affection. The Greek word astorgoi, in a special sense, refers to being without natural affection or love, even for one's own kin.

    An example of astorgoi can be traced to the appalling ancient practice of drowning unwanted weak or deformed children (De Ira 1.15; cf. Gunther and link, "Love," Colin Brown, 2:54). Modern day acts of drowning their children, Susan Smith, Andrea Yates, and Leatrice Brewer. Such total lack of love is "earthly, unspiritual and devilish" (Jas. 3:15).

    In the only other mention, Paul included astorgoi among the typical sins of the heathen (Rom. 1:31). This sin will characterize the generation of the last days as well (opening scripture). Astorgoi is a distinctively gross form of unkindness. It goes beyond a lack of divine love (which shows love even toward enemies) and beyond a lack of love toward one's neighbor. Astorgoi describes an unloving, uncaring attitude toward those who are the very nearest, such as one's immediate family. Even the sinner can usually exhibit love for those who are closest to him (Lk. 11:11-13; I Tim. 5:8), but in the "last days" they shall be so hardened by sin that they will be "without natural affection."

    Mario

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