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The moment our feet hit the floor in the morning we have the freedom to make choices. Every day, from morning ‘til we pull the covers under our chin at night, we make countless choices.

We choose our attire for the day—physically, mentally and spiritually. Every time you interact with another person on the planet, you choose your course of behavior. The problem with this statement is we’ve allowed ourselves to be desensitized to the fact we are making choices.

I’ll give you an example. Mom and Dad are seated in front of HDTV with their thirteen year old daughter and fifteen year old son. What should be an X-rated soap opera covers the screen and they all sit and watch the entire program.

Mom thinks, these are things the kids probably shouldn’t be seeing and hearing. But quickly shuts that voice off and counters, they probably hear much worse than this at school. And dad sits in silence too. Watching the garbage week after week after week. And we wonder why daughter and son think it’s okay to choose to have sex, drugs, and alcohol with whomever they choose, whenever the urge manifests.

And Dad and Mom, you’ve taught them by your silence.

I laid in bed this morning, talking to the Lord about the state of our nation. Thinking how we’ve just recognized Sanctity of Life Sunday, at least some churches did. My heart and mind mourned over the catastrophic numbers of precious infants murdered—ripped from the safety of their mother’s wombs—under the guise of choice.

And the Spirit convicted my heart—you’re lukewarm!

I gasped and my heart shattered. Lukewarm? Me?

Right!

And so are you brothers and sisters in Christ.

We’ve lived with this abomination so long we’ve become desensitized to the horrific nature of this crime. We’ve grown calloused and accustomed to politically correct, inane words like, A woman’s right to choose.

Each woman, and man, does have the right to choose—whether to clothe themselves in provocative attire that stimulates the opposite sex. The choice to engage in behavior that arouses fiery passions in another. The choice to take what God calls holy and make the union profane. Yes, each person involved makes that decision. That choice.

What the woman or man does not have the right to do is choose the consequences of their choice. Only God does. And the consequence is very often a baby. Not a fetus. A flesh and blood replica of themselves. With their DNA. Their features. And their reaction very often is murder. Getting rid of the evidence of the sin.

And church, we’ve approved this gross infanticide by our silence.

My heart is twisted and wrung out this morning over my failure to pray daily for those on the front-lines of this battle. My failure to financially support Christian pregnancy centers, not just on Sanctity of Life Sunday. My lukewarm attitude and failure to support single moms who choose to give birth and life to their precious babies.

But our far greater sin is going into the voting booth, election after election, and pulling the lever for candidates we know support abortion. You can salve your conscience by calling it choice, but you know in your heart, abortion is the reaction to the consequences of a wrong choice made months before.

God says:

“Innocent blood will not be shed in the midst of your land which the Lord your God gives you as an inheritance, and blood-guiltiness be on you…you shall purge the blood of the innocent from Israel, that it may go well with you” (Deuteronomy 19:10-13 NAS).

Well Americans, could it be abortion is one of the reasons it’s not going well with our nation?

“There are six things which the Lord hates, yes, seven which are an abomination to Him: Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that run rapidly to evil, a false witness who utters lies, and one who spreads strife among brothers” (Proverbs 6:16-19 NAS).

America is in trouble! We have slaughtered well over fifty-five million innocent babies. And a disturbing statistic is the percentage of Christian women who have believed the lie of Satan and have themselves aborted babies.

Let me be quick to say abortion is not the unforgivable sin. That’s why Jesus had to die. And all of us have pushed that painful crown of thorns into His head. Caused those nails to be hammered into His hands and feet. That sword to be thrust in His side. He bled and died. For us.

God forgives our sin when we come to Him, through the blood of Christ, repenting and confessing and asking for His forgiveness.
So who better to lead the fight than those who know the lifelong consequences abortion brings and have come through the blood of Jesus love and grace into life?

Let their be no mistake, when we allow ourselves to be lulled unaware and unconscious to the screams of millions of tortured, murdered babies—we’ve become lukewarm.

It’s long past time to tear off the rags of complacency. This is a vicious battle and we must recognize the few are manipulating the majority. We can no longer hope someone else will do the work. They haven’t. You. Me. We must shine the light of God’s truth on the lie of choice.

Abortion isn’t a choice. Abortion is a reaction to the consequence of a previously made wrong choice.

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Please welcome to my blog this morning, new friend and writer, Michele Herzog. Those of you looking forward to my Sandcastles post will have to wait a few more days, while we consider those fifty-five million plus children who will never have the opportunity to dash through the waves and build whimsical castles in the sand.

Michele, thank you for your love for children and the Lord.

Friday, September 20, 2013
Their Ashes Will Not Be Forgotten

Today the documentary “After Tiller” made it’s debut for all the world to see into the lives of the four self-proclaimed late term abortionists still practicing this absolute barbaric and gruesome procedure in America.

I have to say that when I was reminded of this being the opening day of the documentary, my mind went back to the years I stood in front of Tiller’s late term abortuary.

I couldn’t help but think of all the faithful Christian’s over the years that stood in the middle of winter in below zero weather or the blazing hot summer’s and never ending blowing wind, praying, crying and pleading with the women going into Tiller’s infamous late term abortion facility, the years it was open.

I began to think of the ten years of going out to Tiller’s at 6:00am on Tuesday mornings, week after week, year after year to be there for all the women that would come from around the country and abroad to have their late term abortions. It’s hard to write this, as I think of the women full term having a hard time getting out of their car. Their child fully formed, sometimes ready to be born.

But what I remember the most was the smoke stack, the thick smoke that would billow out, and the ashes of the children would fall all around us, sometimes falling like snow, covering our windshields, and sometimes pieces of the baby would fall on our feet. You see, George Tiller had an adult size crematorium and all those babies would be thrown into that incinerator and their ashes would flow across Wichita, the smell of human flesh burning was everywhere around us.

My friend Karen and I would walk back and forth across the driveway reading the word when women weren’t coming in. The sword of the spirit would keep us focused on Christ amidst the absolute evil that surrounded us. Another friend of mine, Don, would lead worship in front of this place of death because the praises of His people scatter the enemy.

I remember the day Christin Gilbert died, a down syndrome young girl who had been taken to Tiller’s and died at the hands of none other then Leroy Carhart, one of the four being held in high esteem in this movie, and made out to be somewhat of a hero; which is such a dichotomy as Christin is not the only woman Carhart has butchered along with the 1,000’s of babies he has killed.

Abortionists Leroy Carhart, George Tiller, Shelly Sella &Susan Robinson
prior to a dinner in Topeka thrown in honor by then Governor Sebellius.
(Operation Rescue)
Yes, abortionist Carhart would drive down from Nebraska to perform abortions at Tiller’s abortuary along with Shelly Sella and Susan Robinson flying in each month to also help along with the business of late term abortions. Three out of the four abortionists in this film used to kill little human beings regularly at Tillers.

I feel at times that it was just a terrible nightmare what I saw at that place of death, but it wasn’t, it really happened, I truly saw evil.

These four are not heros; heros save lives, they don’t brutally kill innocent human beings. I like and agree with what Cheryl Sullenger of Operation Rescue stated in a Fox interview, “After Tiller” is nothing more than a propaganda piece for late-term abortions. The movie tries to portray them as caring people – even heroes – but the side I have seen of these people more resembles the persona of Kermit Gosnell than Albert Schweitzer,” she said. “In my opinion, they all belong in prison.”

No, I will never forget the ashes, ever, and for all the little baby boys and girls that lost their little lives at that abortuary, my heart cries, but my resolve remains strong to continue on being that voice for those who have no voice, pressing forward toward the day that unborn human beings will be protected.

When I grow weary and tired, I will always remember the ashes, and this dear Lord I persevere for your precious little children.

If you would like to follow Michele’s blog her address is:
http://www.micheleherzog.com/2013/09/their-ashes-will-not-be-forgotten-today.html

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When news becomes propaganda.

When journalists and reporters twist truth to satisfy their point of view, opinions, or narcissism.

When reporting turns from facts into slanted half truths, which are in essence complete lies.

Monday evening, on the south lawn of the Texas State Capitol, in Austin. Channel Five TV News exhibited a blatant example of truth-twistingDSCF2689 to square with their political and moral views. And Channel Eight, as well as other stations who transmitted their news feed, walked the crooked path with them.

Channel Five reporters chose to broadcast only pro-abortion views and represented to their audience a DSCF2690pro-abortion crowd that far outnumbered those favoring life.

Nothing could have been farther from the truth.

I personally witnessed a Channel Five camera crew positioning and repositioning the reporter and interviewee to reflect the pro-abortion folks in the background. Never panning the whole scene so a viewer might DSCF2684recognize the impact of the actual numbers. And the sea of blue that covered the Capitol landscape.

The pictures attached to this blog are photos, taken by me, that evening from a variety of views.

But why should I be surprised? Isn’t that what we’ve become accustomed to? We now have what we have tolerated—news media, journalists, reporters, and photographers who have become skilled propagandists. Editorialists. Unable to separate truth from deception, morality from immorality, and facts from lies—always seeking the sensational, morbid, chaotic—stirring the nation’s pot of emotions. Always DSCF2687pitting one group against another. And for what? Ratings? Money? Power?

I looked out over those clad in orange, most of them out of the main stream in dress, behavior, and attitudes. Most were young folks, schooled and being educated in hot beds of socialists scholars who teach them there are no absolute truths. Therefore, lies don’t even wiggle the needle on the students’ radar.

And we have tolerated that twisted truth and watched while it captured and overwhelmed major institutes of higher learning in America. Warping, wrenching, and worming into our public schools, our homes, and yes, even into our churches.

Every evening we vegetate in front of idol worshipping screens stationed front and center in our living rooms, and listen to absurd mouth-pieces who border on insanity, those who are bringing certain destruction to truth, justice, and the American way.

The silent American majority doesn’t even blink over murdering a DSCF2695baby in the womb at any point in the gestational period. This mind-altering deception started with changing the meaning of words, i.e. It’s not a baby. It’s a fetus. Just tissue. And we now have what we tolerated. A lie from the father of lies—Satan. And we have acquiesced to his lie.

Proven, scientific technology  now records a baby’s development, from inception to birth. And whether you believe it or not, in no way changes proven, scientific evidence. When your heart and mind are in rebellion against God, it’s easy to believe the lies of abortionists, rather than seek and believe truth that would save the mother and the baby.

Incidentally, abortion organizations have a large and very angry dog in this fight. Greed. And money. Enormous sums of money.

The abortion industry is a mega-billion dollar industry in the United States. Planned Parenthood’s—talk about an oxymoron—stake has DSCF2692unlimited dollar signs attached to the end of their name. And Gosnell type clinics span the inner cities of every state, painting the horror of their operation with the pretense of “helping women.”

And women seeking abortion have sought sin’s moment of sexual pleasure, then demanded an abortion to solve the consequences. We are allowing and paying for abortion to be used as birth-control. When in fact the choice to say no, the choice of a movie instead of sex, the choice to refuse access to your body to anyone but your marriage partner would prevent this crime.

Medical files overflow with post-abortive accounts of wrecked lives. Men and women, who for years, have suffered and are continuing to suffer DSCF2691from the “tissue-fetus-lie.” Lives plagued with guilt, depression, illness, and even suicide because of the inability to live with the consequences of murdering their flesh and blood.

Because that’s what Americans have tolerated.

Since the Roe v. Wade Court ruling,  Americans have tolerated the murder of over fifty-five million babies. That would equivocate to double the number of soldiers killed in The American Revolution, Civil War, World Wars I and II, Korean and Viet Nam wars combined. Or just shy of killing the total populations of California and Florida.

God’s Word is clear on this subject. The shedding of innocent bloodDSCF2693 pollutes the land. And whether you believe God’s Word or not in no way changes its truth and validity.

Americans have polluted the soil of this land, from Sea to Shining Sea. And the blood of these innocent babies will be required from all who have stood silent. All who have not repented and been forgiven. All who have stood, thumbed their nose at God and chanted “hail Satan,” like those in orange shirts screamed these past two weeks in Texas.

Our screams should reverberate over the echo of bloody screams to God from babies tortured, sliced, and sucked out of their mother’s womb. Yet we continue to elect men and women whose voting history validates their stance. And we return them to represent us, election after election. And we wonder why our nation is in trouble?

We have what we are tolerating.

It is long past time to stand up, speak up, and stand firm in the streets, neighborhoods, homes, courthouses, and schoolhouse for defenseless babies. Babies slaughtered while we have chosen to occupy ourselves with a myriad of trivial, unimportant things that will burn like straw when the Lord returns.

DSCF2698Are there truths important enough to die for?

You bet there are.

And stopping abortion in America is one of the hills on which we must choose to sacrifice our time, our energy, and our lives.

I found it significant to note, on Monday evening, after all their attempts to disrupt and antagonize the prayer rally failed, those in orange shirt, folded up their signs and quietly slipped away. Before the rally was half over.

Perhaps some of their hearts actually heard and were convicted by the Word of God spoken by those leading the rally. Perhaps some of them were in fact paid agitators who recognized their mission had failed. Perhaps they withdrew to regroup for the battle that took place on the floor of the Senate yesterday, where many of those orange shirts were taken away. Arrested for carrying bags of fecal matter and urine, attempting to incite chaos to stop the vote. Fox News did show pictures of some of those orange shirts being removed from the Senate gallery.

The good news is those reckless attempts failed too. SB2 passed 19-11. This battle will be staged throughout America. Perhaps it’s already underway in your state.

So, from this day forward, carefully choose what you decide to believe—what you choose to tolerate. News or propaganda? Truth or lies? Life or death?

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It’s 4:30 AM and I can’t sleep. I sit appalled and pierced after viewing the Fox special “See No Evil” last evening. Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s actions of a lifetime were laid open for the world to see. Americans were allowed to gaze at the horror and atrocities this man committed over the past thirty years. And I am sickened at the depth of this depravity.

I  will never forget the pictures of that baby—those babies—brutally murdered, then stored in a freezer by this doctor and those working in his clinic of evil.

Should this man be sentenced to death? Yes. Should every person who participated in this heinous crime be put to death? Yes. But so should every citizen of the United States of America. We are guilty. By sins of omission.

Guilty for allowing this deception to remain the law of the land. Guilty for turning our back and refusing to demand accountability and regulation from these “houses of horror”. Guilty for not “training up our children in the way they should go” (Proverbs 22:6 NAS).

We give lip service to our choice for life. Then pull the lever in the voting booth for candidates, from the federal to city governments, who openly agree with Dr. Gosnell, that it’s okay, even necessary to murder unwanted babies.

Pro-Life marches and prayer vigils are scheduled in our cities and few show up to march or pray, but stadiums and athletic centers are full every weekend. We’ve grown accustomed to the sound of the drum beats on both sides of this issue. We’ve lost our courage and focus to stand, draw the line in the sand, and require accountability from our lawmakers and judges.

It’s easier to look the other way.

Sanctity of Life Sunday rolls around at church once a year and we write a check or pull a twenty out of our wallets and drop it in the plate. We’ve done our duty and pat ourselves on the back to affirm our stance for life. We refuse to hear the screams of innocent babies sucked into a sink or stabbed in the neck. And go on with our sanitized lives.

But the darkness of sin never remains contained. The black goo seeps out of the pit like a lava flow, ever attempting to smother the light of Truth. And if you haven’t noticed, it’s making steady progress. Because we haven’t oiled the lanterns of our heart with the light of God’s Word and let them burn brightly where we work, where we play, and where we live.

We are guilty before God for tolerating this abomination that will destroy this nation.

We have failed or refused to teach our children the commandments of God. Commandments He gave to assure life and blessings to us and to our children and our children’s children.

Like Eve we have listened to the whispers of the Father of Lies and believed the miracle of life growing in the womb is just tissue. A fetus. Refusing to believe that God alone is the giver and taker of life. Calling Him a liar and choosing to be enemies of the God of all Creation.

Medical science has proven beyond the shadow of a doubt that life begins at conception. Just look at an ultra-sound. Hear the heartbeat. Yet we give credence to the idolatry that abortion is okay within certain time limitations. Lies that have brought devastation and destruction to our nation, our families and our future.

In the Old Testament, God records the account of a priest by the name of  Phinehas, the grandson of Aaron, who saw an Israelite man thumb his nose at God’s law and take a pagan woman into his tent, in spite of God’s command not to intermarry with the inhabitants of the land. This priest of God took a spear and ran them through in order to stay God’s judgment on His people. But not before 24,000 Israelites died. Look in Numbers 25:1-12 to read what God had to say about Phinehas’ actions.

What depths of abomination will we tolerate before we fall on our faces before God? Appalled. Confessing our sin against God and against those fifty-four million plus babies we have allowed to be butchered

During the weeks of this trial and last night’s expose’ God allowed Americans to glimpse into the pit of hell through the doors of that Philadelphia abortion clinic. Dr. Gosnell’s greed of money and his own depravity were finally thrown open to public view. God has stabbed the conscience of this nation, perhaps for the last time before His judgment falls.

The Word of God says the shedding of innocent blood pollutes the land He has given. (Deuteronomy 19:10-13)

Whether you believe God’s Word or not in no way changes the truth of His Word or the reality of His judgments. If we are to survive as a nation, we must demand all laws legalizing abortion be overturned.

Our children must be taught that sex outside of marriage is sin. We must teach them holy marriage is between a man and a woman. And we must teach them it’s wrong to kill what you don’t want. If you don’t want a baby, don’t have sex.

Forces of Satan have spun the deception we are animals and must give in to the lusts of our flesh. We are not. We don’t have to. We choose to. And that choice is sin. We must teach our children that obedience to God’s Word brings blessings and peace.

 We have grown tone-deaf to this counter-culture of disaster and chaos every night on local and national news. But why do we never hear about the men who sire these babies? Where are they?

God has extended a brief moment of grace for Americas to see the ugly, terminal result of unchecked sin. Will we pick up our spears and drive them through the abominable laws of Roe v. Wade? Or will we wait for God and the land to spew us out?

May God have mercy on each one of us, especially the mothers and fathers who have believed the lie and now live daily with the mental pain and anguish abortion always brings. May He grant us the ability to be conduits of His love, grace, and forgiveness to those trapped in the deception and shame of this pagan practice.

“O, my God, I am ashamed and embarrassed to lift up my face to Thee, my God, for our iniquities have risen above our heads, and our guilt has grown even to the heavens” (Ezra 9:6 NAS).

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