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Are We Living in the Days of Herod and Pharoah

ARE WE LIVING IN THE DAYS OF HEROD AND PHAROAH

By Carolyn Dale Newell

For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.

Psalm 139:13 NKJV

I am ashamed of the state I live in, Virginia. It was bad enough when New York passed legislation cheerfully to perform abortions right up until the moment of birth, but the governor of Virginia wants to take it to infanticide. Thankfully, this is not the opinion of most Virginians.

In an interview last week, the Virginia governor stated that once the baby is delivered it should be kept comfortable and resuscitated if the parents desire. Then a conversation would ensue between the parents and the physician to reach a decision. That is post-birth abortion. They would do this in cases where the child is born with something such as down syndrome.

Moses was born during a time when Pharaoh ordered all males born to Hebrew women to be killed. After Herod learned about the birth of King Jesus, he ordered the deaths of all male children under the age of two. This past week’s events are no different.

Why does our government protect animals, but they are happy to destroy a human life? One created in the image of God.

While strolling along the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, we came upon a temporary fence protecting a sea turtle nest. Posted on a sign attached to the fence were the penalties for disturbing the protected species. The federal penalties for disturbing a sea turtle, the nest, or the hatchlings include fines and jail time (information from tapeunit.com).

Why do we as a nation place more value on a sea turtle than a human life?

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;
Before you were born I sanctified you;
I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”
(Jer. 1:5 NKJV)

God knew Jeremiah before He formed him in the womb, prior to conception. God purposed the life of this child. Also notice that God formed the fetus. When you abort a baby, you are killing a masterpiece of God. Then God goes on to say that He sanctified Jeremiah in the womb and ordained him as a prophet. What if Jeremiah’s mother had aborted him?

If you have had an abortion, God will forgive you when you repent. We all have sinned. None are perfect, except Jesus.

I plead to the church. To the pastors and preachers. And yes, even to my fellow bloggers and writers. The church must take a stand. We cannot sit silent any longer. I am unashamed to speak the truth of God. I am not concerned about followers or book sales. I write to serve God, not man.

What about you? When you preached Sunday morning, did you take that stand against abortion? Did you tell your congregation it is sin? Have you stood for unborn babies rather then fearing being unfriended? Church, if we don’t take a stand, Satan will. It is already happening.

Copyright 2019 Carolyn Dale Newell.

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So Much Hurt

SO MUCH HURT

By Carolyn Dale Newell

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

Romans 8:28 NKJV

So many people are hurting now as Christmas approaches. It seems that death, diseases, and disasters are intensified during the season of peace on earth. It is not just something new every day, it seems to occur every few hours. Yesterday, as I held my dying kitty, I could hear sirens. Later I learned that a vehicle was on fire at the local high school.

A few minutes later, the Fox News channel reported yet another lockdown at a university in Ohio. That turned out to be an act of terrorism.

We said goodbye to our Angel kitty. As I washed dishes, my husband went through Facebook. One bad report after another popped onto the screen. Cancer, heart disease and the list goes on.

The night ended with our beloved Gatlinburg Tennessee burning down. We have many friends in the East Tennessee area. Thankfully, they are all safe. Our favorite vacation spot was being destroyed. The mountains where God meets with us time after time were ablaze.

This morning God sent rain upon the mountains. People are not sure what they have loss because they have not been allowed to return to their homes.

We must remember that God is in control. He was in control of the winds that drove the flames, and He is in control of the rain putting them out. He is in control over the diseases, and He has appointed each of us a certain number of days.

Our prayers are with the people in the Great Smokey Mountains. Our prayers are with the many sick people on our prayer list. We don’t understand why, but we aren’t supposed to. We only need to trust that God truly knows what He is doing.

This world is broken with sickness and sadness, but there is coming a time when we will all have a new home with our heavenly Father. What a day that will be!!

Father, continue to send Your rains of mercy upon Tennessee and drops of mercy upon the many who are sick. Strengthen people as they return to discover what is left of their homes and businesses. Help them! Heal them! You are our Healer! You are our Provider, in the name of Jesus Christ, we pray and agree. Amen.

DIG DEEPER

Read James 1:2-4.

HIKING THE TRAIL

The photo above is of Gatlinburg during the fall season. Please join us in praying for these folks. I want to pray for you also. Please comment or email me at devotionsforyou@gmail.com God bless!

Copyright 2016 Carolyn Dale Newell.