April 18, 2019

So I have been reading through the Psalms using the adding 30 method. Today is the 17th so I read Psalm 17 and then added 30 and read Psalm 47 and then 77, 107 and ended with 137. The last two verses in this Psalm caught my attention.

Psalm 137:8–9 (NLT) — 8 O Babylon, you will be destroyed. Happy is the one who pays you back for what you have done to us. 9 Happy is the one who takes your babies and smashes them against the rocks!

Even though Babylon was used by God as an instrument to discipline the Jews they went too far and treated the Jews with horrendous brutality. They abused the elderly, murdered babies and children, raped the women and slaughtered the men with glee. In ancient warfare these things seemed acceptable. Note in the following verses.

2 Kings 8:12 (NLT) — 12 “What’s the matter, my lord?” Hazael asked him. Elisha replied, “I know the terrible things you will do to the people of Israel. You will burn their fortified cities, kill their young men with the sword, dash their little children to the ground, and rip open their pregnant women!”

2 Kings 15:16 (NLT) — 16 At that time Menahem destroyed the town of Tappuah and all the surrounding countryside as far as Tirzah, because its citizens refused to surrender the town. He killed the entire population and ripped open the pregnant women.

Isaiah 13:16 (NLT) — 16 Their little children will be dashed to death before their eyes. Their homes will be sacked, and their wives will be raped.

Nahum 3:10 (NLT) — 10 Yet Thebes fell, and her people were led away as captives. Her babies were dashed to death against the stones of the streets. Soldiers threw dice to get Egyptian officers as servants. All their leaders were bound in chains.

However Babylon went to far and God later raised up the Assyrians who inflicted similar atrocities on the Babylonians. We really do harvest what we continue to plant.

Today in modern warfare we are not so barbaric or are we? We don’t cut open pregnant women and kill their babies. Today we try to make the mother’s comfortable by sedating them, putting them in a nice cool well lit room, on a fairly comfortable adjustable bed. In the room is also a helper, a nurse and a doctor who reassure the mother that she is doing the right thing and in just a few minutes with a little discomfort at best, she will be able to leave and go on with her life as though nothing at all had happened.

Now after that little talk the doctor will begin to do an ultrasound abortion. The nurse or helper holds the extension probe from the ultrasound machine on the woman’s abdomen area so that the doctor can see the uterus and the baby on the screen. Once he can see the baby clearly he inserts a tube, which is connected to the hose of a vacuum machine, into the uterus and sucks out the baby into the vacuum. You see how civilized we have become with our modern warfare techniques? God have mercy!

The movie ‘Unplanned’ is now showing in Fergus Falls and I would suggest that you go see for yourself what I just described above. The story is about Abby Johnson who worked for Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood would be a modern day Babylon conquering the uterus’ of millions of women because that uterus houses a threat to their individual freedom.

As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation, Abby Johnson was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions and counseled countless women on their reproductive choices. Her passion surrounding a woman’s right to choose led her to become a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood, fighting to enact legislation for the cause she so deeply believed in. Until the day she saw something that changed everything.

That day she was called into the operating room to assist the doctor by holding the probe so that doctor could see the baby. Not to difficult or life changing right? That is until she saw the baby being sucked out of the uterus. It not only turned her stomach it turned her into a person that now fights for the life of the unborn. This is a must see movie.

Ronald Reagan, “I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.”

Psalm 139:15–16 (NLT) — 15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. 16 You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.

Proverbs 31:9 (NLT) — 9 Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.

Be Inspired Hilltop!

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Jeneice Muchow says

    Great blog today!