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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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God’s Word for You in 2019

 

God’s Word for You in 2019

By Carolyn Dale Newell

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”

Romans 1:16-17 NKJV

Unashamed. That is the word God gave me for 2019. Actually, He revealed it to me three months early. I am unashamed to proclaim the truth of God. I must boldly share the gospel in these last hours of these last days.

The Word of God is powerful. If it was a bomb, it would be the granddaddy of all bombs. If it was a pain reliever, it would be the extra, extra strength. If it was a hurricane, it would be a category ten.

Nothing else can transform lives like the salvation of God. It heals the drunk, the addict, and the heart filled with sin.

It has the power to rescue people from eternal damnation. Burning forever. And it is the very same power by which God clothes them in the righteousness of Christ.

The gospel begins with faith and continues with faith. God grants us the faith necessary to believe in His great love. He sent Jesus Christ, His Son, to be born of a virgin, live a servant’s life, and die on the cross. All this, to pay for our sins. We believe and receive salvation by faith. we live by faith. Now, this is where we mess up. We are accustomed to living by fact rather than faith.

We talk faith, but do we walk faith?

When we live by faith, we live like we believe God is telling the truth. When the one living by faith loses their job, they don’t fret because they know God will provide another job.

And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (Phil. 4:19 NKJV)

When the person living by faith gets some bad news, they say, “I’ll trust God with this. He has the final say.”

The person living by faith doesn’t cower to fear. They refuse to spend time worrying. They stand on the promises of God and they believe these promises to be true.

Friend, are you living by faith today? Are you entrusting every part of your life to your heavenly Father? Are you sharing the good news of Jesus to others?

We are all commissioned as ministers to witness. Who can you enlighten today? Are you walking by faith, not only talking faith? Do you live the abundant life of joy, peace, and victory?

If not, begin today to trust God with every part of your life. He is faithful. I pray God’s best for you in the new year.

Heavenly Father, help us all boldly spread the gospel, not only with our lips, but with our lives. Help us live by faith. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

DIG DEEPER

Read Habakkuk 2:2-4.

HIKING THE TRAIL

Has God given you a word for 2019? Please share in the comments.

Copyright 2018 Carolyn Dale Newell.