Greetings dear Gail-Friends:
When I was growing up, my girl friends and I would talk about what we wanted to be when we grew up. Some wanted to be nurses, some ballerinas . . . but I only wanted to be a mother. When I was about five years old, I remember asking my mama one day, "Mama, can you have a baby without being married?"
She said, "Yes, but why?"
I said, "Well, that's what I want to do because I don't ever want to get married."
In my little girl way, I was expressing my desire to be a mother. I wanted a baby - because I loved them so much.
Well, I did grow up to be a mother -- and I did get married first. I prayed fervently for a baby, but it took four years of marriage before my first baby girl was born. This was after I'd had a miscarriage the year before. When I lost that baby, my heart was broken. But, praise God, He blessed me with a healthy, beautiful girl. She was my dream come true.
I wanted more children and prayed fervently again -- but it was six, long years before my second baby girl came. I wanted more babies, but it was not to be. I was, and am, so grateful for the two blessings God gave me.
Books were my passion while my girls were growing up. I read everything I could get my hands on in order to learn how to be a good mother. I watched other mothers and tried to emulate them. I was passionate and I was zealous about teaching them God's Word.
Both of my daughters are now adults, and I have two grandchildren. While my parenting role has changed and I have made many mistakes along the way, I remain zealous in my desire to be a good, godly mother . . . according to God's standard - not the world's. Part of my role now is to be zealous in prayer for the loved ones God has given me. I will not be complacent in this role. God's word is my guiding light as I walk out my remaining days. Do my actions and words line up with His Word? That's the key to being a good mother in His eyes. My prayer is to hear Him say, "Well done, My good and faithful servant" not "Depart from me you who practice lawlessness."
These thoughts were inspired by this post by Nancy Campbell on her Facebook page, Above Rubies: (used by permission)
It’s Time for Honesty
Today’s post is not suitable for young children. Though not graphic in a detailed sense, the information I will be sharing is very disturbing and heartbreaking. However, I feel it is very important and must be shared. I suggest that you copy this post as soon as possible, before it disappears. Also, a link to the entire article/report from which I took the information is ,here. Please download that also, while the link is still available; some don’t want you to know the truth. And finally, if you have had an abortion and still struggle with guilt, you may not want to read or listen to this; my heart is not to condemn or wound anyone. There is TOTAL forgiveness, cleansing and healing available to you. I actually have a strong message (podcast) entitled Broken No More, to aid you in this process; it can be viewed ,here.
When Trump was president, he took immediate action to stop the government’s funding of abortion and its practice of buying aborted babies’ body parts for research. He was, in fact, America’s most pro-life president ever. One of Biden’s top agendas was reversing this and resuming the process. The murder of babies in the womb is abominable, but selling and using their body parts for research is beyond abominable. It is hideous beyond belief. We think nothing of condemning the Nazis for torturing, killing and using the Jews’ bodies for research. Yet, for some, doing so to unborn babies is somehow fine.
Using new emails uncovered by Judicial Watch’s FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request, The Federalist reports:
“In what should have been a national headline, the exposure of the U.S. government’s involvement in trafficking aborted baby body parts is now more noteworthy following Friday’s announcement from the White House. At President Biden’s direction, the Department of Health and Human Services reversed the Trump administration’s policy protecting preborn Americans from the callous dehumanization of organ harvesting and further desecration of their bodies in research disguised as science.” One can’t help but wonder if the anti-Trump Christians who voted for Biden are beginning to have voter’s remorse. And this is exactly why I contend that Christian leaders should be passionately involved in the process of government. (See yesterday’s post ,here.)
The Federalist continued, “The sickening decision now gives license to our ‘best and brightest’ government researchers and agencies, those in charge of steering the country towards medical breakthroughs and scientific progress, to use the skin, brains, and eyeballs of children in research that affects all of us and is funded by our money...”1
The article (which, again, you can link to at the beginning of today’s post) shares many details, baby parts’ price lists, etc. Here are a few of the facts exposed:
I am sorry for the hideousness of this information, but we as Americans need to know about this loathsome, inhuman activity. And if it is acceptable, why do they hide it? If our government feels it is appropriate, why did it require a FOIA request to get the information? This is unquestionably the most despicable information I have ever come across.
The Bible speaks of those whose consciences have been seared (1 Timothy 4:2). If this doesn’t qualify, I’m not sure what does. If these practices are not an indication that abortion and its evolution into barbarism are influenced by demons, what would be? The first chapter of the book of Romans speaks of “vile affections” (verse 26, KJV), and “depraved minds” (verse 28, NASV). Actually, much of the content in verses 28-31 is appropriate:
“And because they thought it was worthless to embrace the true knowledge of God, God gave them over to a worthless mind-set, to break all rules of proper conduct. Their sinful lives became full of every kind of evil, wicked schemes,
greed, and cruelty...They are deceitful liars full of hostility...totally immoral. They are senseless, faithless, ruthless, heartless, and completely merciless.” (Romans 1:28-31, TPT)
“After a speech, pro-life activist Penny Lea was approached by an old man. Weeping, he told her the following story:
‘“I lived in Germany during the Nazi holocaust. I considered myself a Christian. I attended church since I was a small boy. We had heard the stories of what was happening to the Jews, but like most people today in America, we tried to distance ourselves from the reality of what was really taking place. What could anyone do to stop it?
‘“A railroad track ran behind our small church, and each Sunday morning we would hear the whistle from a distance and then the clacking of the wheels moving over the track. We became disturbed when one Sunday we noticed cries coming from the train as it passed by. We grimly realized that the train was carrying Jews.
‘“Week after week that train whistle would blow. We would dread to hear the sound of those old wheels because we knew that the Jews would begin to cry out to us as they passed our church. It was so terribly disturbing! We knew exactly at what time that whistle would blow. And we decided the only way to keep from being so disturbed by the cries was to start singing our hymns. If some of the screams reached our ears, we’d just sing a little louder until we could hear them no more. I still hear that train whistle in my sleep. I can still hear them crying out for help. God, forgive all of us who called ourselves Christians, yet did nothing to intervene.’”2
Please don’t allow anything to drown out the silent screams of the unborn. Don’t hide from the truth. Post it. Preach about it. Write about it. Do a podcast about it. Publicize it. For God’s sake, stop the singing and listen.
Hitler said of the Austrians after they voted 98% to 2% to appease him and join The Third Reich, “How fortunate for us that the people choose to remain ignorant.”(3) I fear that we in the American church have chosen to anesthetize ourselves to the pain of what is occurring. Abortion has been happening so long - almost 50 years now since Roe v. Wade - that we’ve become numb. It doesn’t shock us anymore. It doesn’t trigger grief. For most, sadly, there isn’t even a pause. Pastor, how long has it been since you talked about it to your congregation? Led in a public prayer to see it end? To all of us, how long since we cried for the tortured, dismembered babies? Reject the choice to remain ignorant. Think about what is occurring. Then choose to do something. Make a difference! Shout your protest!! Expose this evil!! At the very least, VOTE PRO-LIFE.
In the movie The Patriot, Benjamin Martin’s sister-in-law attempted to comfort him, defending his initial decision not to fight the British. “You have done nothing for which to be ashamed,” she claimed.
Martin’s thoughtful and poignant response was: “I have done nothing. For that I am ashamed.”
God forbid that Martin’s lament would become the tragic epitaph of today’s America regarding this modern-day holocaust. I pray that when all is said and done, this is not what history records of us. May we, like Martin, finally wake up and do something.
You may think I hate the people doing these things. I do not. I pray for their salvation. God can, and wants to forgive them. The blood of Jesus is more powerful than their blood sacrifices. Holocaust survivor Corrie Ten Boom, whose entire family died in the Nazi consentration camps once said, “Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hatred.” I forgive those who have perpetrated these evils. I will not, however, be silent.
Forward The Federalist article to your friends. Pastors and Christian leaders, tell your people the truth. Find an appropriate way to inform them, and do so. If you choose not to do that, at least refer them to the article. We must not be silent any longer!
Pray with me:
Father, our hearts break when we read about what is happening to the babies. If our hearts feel such pain, what must Yours feel? Surely You know each of them, have brought them to Your house, and given them names. They are mere numbers no more.
We have no words to express our utter shame for what we have allowed in America. We can only take solace in the fact that the blood of Christ is greater than all of our sins. Please forgive and cleanse us as a nation for these unthinkable, unconscionable actions.
We humbly cry out, as we have many times before, please help us stop this evil. Help us overturn Roe v. Wade and shut down every abortion mill in America! Help us stop this inhuman research! Give us as a nation, once again, a love for life, including the unborn. In Christ’s name we ask. Amen.
What can wash away our sins? Nothing but the blood of Jesus. What can make us whole again? Nothing but the blood of Jesus. Oh, precious is the flow, that makes us white as snow. No other fount we know - nothing but the blood of Jesus.4
Click below to watch the prayer.https://youtu.be/l66gokw9BBA
need your prayers, friends. Please don't ask for details - just pray
and believe. This has been one of the hardest years of my life . . . so much death and sorrow. I've never known such grief . . .
I know that God works everything together for my good because I am called to His purpose.
I am being drawn closer to My Beloved through every pain and sorrow. I'm leaning on Him and clinging to this promise from His Word:
What the righteous hope for will end in JOY.
Proverbs 10:28a (CJB)
This beautiful poem is a message that has soothed my soul as I cling to Him.
Nancy Campbell's ministry of writing always touches and teaches me. I love this post and hope it will be helpful to you my dear Gail-Friends.
** Bing image / free to use and share
We are celebrating Shavuot today - the giving of God's Laws at Mt. Sinai. This is a re-post about a previous celebration. Please continue to pray for Israel as they are being attacked by the Palestinians as I write today.
2 Chronicles 7:14 (below) is often quoted about saving America, but I believe it is mostly misunderstood. Please read this scripture in context. The people had thrown Adonai's Torah behind their backs -- scorned it -- refused to obey His laws. Our country, including many, many churches have done the same.
Beloved, this is the gospel of true repentance: Turn from your disobedience to His laws (Torah), accept that Yeshua is the only payment for those sins, and walk in obedience to Torah. This will save our land.
Prior to learning about God's Torah, I was taught that we don't have to obey Adonai's laws any longer. That stumped me because Yeshua and His disciples obeyed them. Even the apostle, Paul, obeyed them. It's sad that people teach this lie.
Another thing I was taught is that there's no way we can't keep all of His laws. This is true because some are for men, some are for women, and some can only be obeyed in the land of Israel. Nevertheless, many teachers say we're not under the Law, and that it's no longer applicable. This is a falsehood aka LIE.
I saw a graphic this week that I have to share with you:
These things are only the beginning. There are laws related to business, agriculture, treatment of animals, personal relations, marriage, children -- and much more.
Remember, dear Gail-Friends, Yeshua said, "If you love Me, keep My commandments."
He also said, "Take my yoke upon you, for my yoke is easy and my burden is light." He obeyed Torah, kept Adonai's Sabbath, (not the one established by the Roman Catholic Church) observed the feasts and festivals, and told his disciples to teach this when He gave The Great Commission." (Matthew 28:18-20) :
18 Yeshua came and talked with them. He said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore, go and make people from all nations into talmidim, immersing them into the reality of the Father, the Son and the Ruach HaKodesh, 20 and
teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And
remember! I will be with you always, yes, even until the end of the
age. (Complete Jewish Bible)
If you believe that Yeshua is God in the flesh (the Great Three in One), then the commandments He spoke of are indeed His Torah -- His commandments -- the Law. And, nothing He taught the disciples while on earth is in conflict with, or disobedient to, the Torah.
Most people have never studied (or believed) the book of Leviticus, which details many of the laws of Adonai. Therefore, we are seeing a great apostasy in the church today because people are not being obedient to many, many of God's laws. Preachers teach their people to disobey God. They probably are unaware of the words of Yeshua in Revelation 22:
blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they have the right to
eat from the Tree of Life and go through the gates into the city! 15 Outside
are the homosexuals, those involved with the occult and with drugs, the
sexually immoral, murderers, idol-worshippers, and everyone who loves
and practices falsehood. (Complete Jewish Bible)
The world will be a better place when revival comes, and this is what I'm praying for -- a revival of holiness. That holiness is detailed in His Torah. I pray you will read it and obey it.