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Matthew 15:12-14 12 Then the disciples came to him and asked, “Do you realize you offended the Pharisees by what you just said?” 13 Jesus replied, “Every plant not planted by my heavenly Father will be rooted up, 14 so ignore them. They are blind guides leading the blind, and if one blind person guides another, they will both fall into a ditch.”

I found the story below several years ago in USA today

Make sure Jesus is the one you are following don’t be counted with the wrong 450.

450 sheep jump to their deaths in Turkey Posted 7/8/2005 6:27 PM [USA Today]

ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) — First one sheep jumped to its death. Then stunned Turkish shepherds, who had left the herd to graze while they had breakfast, watched as nearly 1,500 others followed, each leaping off the same cliff, Turkish media reported.

In the end, 450 dead animals lay on top of one another in a billowy white pile, the Aksam newspaper said. Those who jumped later were saved as the pile got higher and the fall more cushioned, Aksam reported.

“There’s nothing we can do. They’re all wasted,” Nevzat Bayhan, a member of one of 26 families whose sheep were grazing together in the herd, was quoted as saying by Aksam.

The estimated loss to families in the town of Gevas, located in Van province in eastern Turkey, tops $100,000, a significant amount of money in a country where average GDP per head is around $2,700.

“Every family had an average of 20 sheep,” Aksam quoted another villager, Abdullah Hazar as saying. “But now only a few families have sheep left. It’s going to be hard for us.”

The number 450 in scripture

I kings 18:19 Now therefore have all Israel assemble for me at Mount Carmel, with the four hundred fifty prophets of Baal and the four hundred prophets of Asherah, who eat at Jezebel’s table.”

2 chron 8:18 And Hiram sent him ships by the hand of his servants, and servants who knew the sea. They went with the servants of Solomon to Ophir, and acquired four hundred and fifty talents of gold from there, and brought it to King Solomon.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,161949,00.html

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At the end of my commentary on this morning shaking’s you will find a copy of a news story by Matt Sepic. While reading his story He mentioned Mount Carmel ILL. as being near the quakes epicenter. He also mentioned Kingshighway bridge being temporarily closed due to the quake.

Mount Carmel and KINGSHIGHWAY “Kings High way” are both found in the Bible. Mount Carmel is found in 1 kings 18 and is known as the place where Elijah took on the 450 prophets of Baal and God showed up in power. Kings High Way is found in the Book of Numbers. 

Numbers 20:17 Let us pass, I pray thee, through thy country: we will not pass through the fields, or through the vineyards, neither will we drink of the water of the wells: we will go by the king’s high way, we will not turn to the right hand nor to the left, until we have passed thy borders.

Numbers 21:22 Let me pass through thy land: we will not turn into the fields, or into the vineyards; we will not drink of the waters of the well: but we will go along by the king’s high way, until we be past thy borders.

The King’s Highway was an ancient trade route that began in Egypt, and stretched across the Sinai Peninsula to Aqaba and then northward to Damascus and the Euphrates River. One of the earliest references to the King’s Highway is where the Israelites requested a safe passage through Edom.

Both Mount Carmel and the King’s highway speak of not turning. One from the path set before them and the other to other god’s.

Call me crazy call me radical, this is just how my mind works. I tend to think black and white, right and wrong and sometimes I get carried away and see signs where there not. If that is what I am doing I am sorry. I know God is good and He does not DO evil. He does however use natural things to get our attention. Jesus used natural things to explain spiritual truths all the time and we call them parables. Endulge me if you can as I ramble on.

Back to Mount Carmel

  elijah on mount carmel

1 kings 18:21  And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.

The contest between Baal and the Lord God began and ended with fire.

1 kings 18:36-40 36 And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word. 37 Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the LORD God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again. 38 Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. 39 And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The LORD, he is the God; the LORD, he is the God. 40 And Elijah said unto them, Take the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape. And they took them: and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there.

As soon as Elijaha heard that jezebel was looking to kill him for killing Her prophets He ran and hid and wanted to die BUT the Lord showed up in chapter 19 and had a few things to say. He got the attention of Elijah and part of the process included an earthquake.

 

 

1 Kings 19:11-13 11 And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake: 12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. 13 And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?         

 

 

 

 

 Mount Carmel seems to be known as the place where God personally partnered with man to remove compromise and idolatry. We are in such a place in America. I know that earthquakes are seen in the bible as a general sign of the end of the age.

 

 

 

Mark 13:8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.

This quake may be a little more. I was wondering what happened in America’s history on the 18th so I dug a little and found 5 things [good and bad]that caught my eye.

 

 

 

  1.      April 18, 1880 Deadliest tornado outbreak to strike Missouri:
    8 tornadoes killed 152 people in portions of southwestern and central Missouri Deadliest single tornado to strike southwestern Missouri:
    Marshfield, Mo. (Webster county)
     F-4 tornado
    99 dead; 200 injured
    (92 people were killed in Marshfield, 7 died in Springfield by the same tornado)

  2. April 18, 1906 The birth of the modern Pentecostal movement is generally traced to an April 18, 1906, story in the Los Angeles Daily News whose front-page headline spoke of a “Weird Babel of Tongues” from a “New Sect of Fanatics” at a former livery stable at 312 Azusa St. in downtown Los Angeles. In fact, the Azusa Street revival had been building for some weeks before it broke into the public consciousness and spread across the nation’s religious landscape. Experts also place it in the context of the periodic revivals, or Great Awakenings, that historians have identified throughout in American history. In that sense, Pentecostalism grew out of the nationwide spiritual ferment at the end of the 19th century. The Azusa Street revival lasted for three years, until 1909 

                                                    The April 18, 1906, issue of the Los Angeles Times carried the above story on the Azusa Street revival.  

3.      April 18, 1906 San Francisco was wrecked by a Great Earthquake at 5:13 a.m., and then destroyed by the seventh Great Fire that burned for four days. Hundreds, perhaps thousands of trapped persons died when South-of-Market tenements collapsed as the ground liquefied beneath them. Most of those buildings immediately caught fire, and trapped victims could not be rescued. Reevaluation of the 1906 data, during the 1980s, placed the total earthquake death toll at more than 3,000 from all causes. Damage was estimated at $500,000,000 in 1906 dollars.

4. April 18 1988 U.S. launches Operation Praying Mantis against Iranian naval forces in retaliation for the April 14 mining of the USS Samuel B. Roberts in the Persian Gulf during Operation Earnest Will. The one-day action is the world’s largest naval battle since World War II.

5. April 18 2007 The Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act, passed by Congress and signed by President Bush in 2003, was upheld by the Supreme Court on April 18, 2007 by a 5-4 vote in the consolidated cases of Gonzales v. Carhart and Gonzales v. Planned Parenthood. The court indicated that its ruling about specific abortion procedures, known as D&E, did not overturn previous rulings, including Roe v. Wade.

Well some interesting things happened on April 18 th. So what was scheduled to happen today April 18 th 2008? Well the one the whole world watches is this.

April 18 (Bloomberg) — Pope Benedict XVI, who angered Jewish groups this year when he revised a Good Friday prayer to include a call for Jews to recognize Jesus, will make the first trip by a pontiff to a U.S. synagogue today in New York. Benedict, who addressed the United Nations this morning, is scheduled to make a 20-minute visit to the Park East Synagogueon Manhattan’s Upper East Side at 5 p.m. The synagogue is led by Rabbi Arthur Schneier, a native of Austria who lived under Nazi occupation in Budapest during World War II. The visit comes the day before the Jewish holiday of Passover.

Passover tomorrow, how could that be Easter was a month ago and that is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus which happened just a few days AFTER passover. So what happened well its called compromise with paganism. Well there are many things in the church that were picked up in the dark ages. Many have been tossed aside during the reformation but many have not.

Jesus is our passover lamb we have forgotten that. God deals with nations we have forgotten that. One day soon we will cry out as a Nation to God not knowing why He has left us. Then we will remember It is not God who left, but U.S. As the shaking continues let us humble ourselves and pray and turn from our wicked ways, AND THEN…….

The blood of 50 million babies crying out from the ground, God is longsuffering, but I think He is soon to speak and it will be louder than 5.2. There is nothing louder than silence. Choose the still small voice!!!

 

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Moderate quake centered in southeastern Illinois shakes Midwest

http://publicbroadcasting.net/kwmu/news.newsmain?action=article&ARTICLE_ID=1262586§ionID=1

ST. LOUIS (2008-04-18) Midwesterners were awakened early Friday morning by a moderate earthquake centered in southeastern Illinois.

There were no injuries, and only minor damage was reported. It happened at 4:37 a.m. The tremor measured 5.2 on the Richter Scale.

The U.S. Geological Survey said two small aftershocks during the next three hours measured 2.6 and 2.5. An aftershock at 10:14 a.m. measured 4.2.

The quake’s epicenter was near Mount Carmel, Ill., not far from Evansville, Indiana.

Mount Carmel resident Mary Lou Kieffer said the quake was short, but it was enough to wake her up.

“Everything was shaking,” Kieffer said. “We were in bed, and the whole bed was shaking. We got up and started looking around to see what was falling on the floor.”

Seismic activity is not unheard of in the Midwest.

The New Madrid fault along the Mississippi River has produced several notable earthquakes over the past two centuries.

However this tremor happened in the Illinois Basin-Ozark Dome region, another seismic zone to the north.

In St. Louis, crews closed the Kingshighwaybridge near Vandeventer Ave. because some concrete had fallen from it.

However after an inspection, the center lanes were reopened. St. Louis Street Department engineers say the outer lanes will remain closed while other parts of the bridge are inspected.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                        

 

 

 

 

                                                     

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          



 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Not many times in my life have I felt such an inner knowing. It is my hope to treat the subject at hand with great care at the same time with great conviction.

The subject at hand is abortion. The mention of the word will polarize the reader to their fortified positions. I am writing from such a position myself, knowing fire from many camps will be hurled my way yet I must continue on.

Roe vs Wade No. 70-18 Argued: December 13, 1971 — Decided: January 22, 1973

Where was the church between those dates, and what were WE doing?

Before those dates how was a pregnant woman with a child born out of wedlock viewed and treated by the church?

How was the child “better known as a bastard” accepted in a Christian community and by his or her peers?

Ponder these questions and if you were a teenager before 1973 you will remember. My point is that the church was silent when it came to having answers. She the church, us, we, me, and I failed to pray but had much to say in secret in gossip and backbiting the young ladies who felt shame, guilt, and hopelessness. WE HAD NO ANSWER!

Time heals they say, but time has not healed this wound only the loving Jesus will pull that off, and we desperately need Him to lead us now. He is supposed to be in charge of the church right?

Our nation is in moral shambles, our economy is a wreck the church is seen as a joke, our minister’s are no longer even treated with respect. My how times have changed in my 46 years yet the church at large hasn’t noticed.

We my friends need a great awakening in this nation, or the salt that we are supposed to be may be cast out.

Matthew 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

In 1979 at 17 years old I married Dianna 9 days later our son David was born. I finished high school while working at night it was hard but we made it. We had some pressure by society to get an abortion but it never was an option. We gave up our goals of college to give David a chance for LIFE and we have never regretted it even for a moment. I believe our struggle gives us not only the right but also the authority to speak on the matter.

I believe we must use a 2-sided coin while dealing with this issue. On one side we must have PASSION for life on the other side we must have Compassion for people involved.

If you have been the cause or participated in an abortion I offer NO condemnation your way. LISTEN we ALL have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. God offers forgiveness and will take away your shame. If you are considering abortion slow down and give the Lord time, ADOPTION is a win, win alternative. If you continue on with this article there will be graphic pictures so be warned. When the heart stops beating in the natural Defibrillation is used to shock a person back to life. BE SHOCKED BACK TO LIFE.

Back in the early 1990’s I was at the house of my good friends Bruce and Judy Wachter. Bruce was an Art teacher at a high school in west central Missouri. Bruce took me into His studio to see a painting He had done on the horrors of abortion. It was grotesque and shocking. It was in your face and demanded a response. I have wondered for years what happened to that painting. Several weeks ago I asked Bruce and He loaned it to me for DEFIBRILLATION.

Defibrillation from image art by Bruce Wachter

On the way to His house I was heading down the road and saw an exit sign for Horton Missouri. I pulled off and had my wife take my picture by it seeing we had just taken our grandson NOAH to see Horton hears a WHO at the movies and I thought it would be cool to get the picture.

pit stop in Horton Missouri

When I stepped out I had thoughts rushing into my head. The thought that my friend and pastor at the time Dave Christian, “The man from Kansas City mentioned below” had sent a prophetic word to Lou Engle VIA our mutual pastor friend Alan Koch. It was a word that Dave had preached at church but believed later it had national implication about abortion. When Lou received the email it was confirmation to Him and is now common knowledge among us LIFERS.

Here is the story.

This is an excerpt taken from Lou Engle’s word originally posted on 3/3/07:

If you hang around the Dream King,
You get into His dream stream,
You join yourself to His dream team,
And you do the Martin Luther King thing.

This was the poem of our heart when we launched the Justice House of Prayer (JHOP) in DC. A band of young people dared to dream and pray that another great move of justice would roll down like the waters of justice that swelled and swept away segregation in the days of that great prophet Martin Luther King, Jr. Now, once again, like the sound of many waters, God is shouting: “I have a dream! Let the unborn go free! Let them be conceived in liberty, and let them be adopted in infancy.”

Dr. Seuss Book

God is communicating His big dream of ending abortion in a most profound way through the dream stream story of Horton Hears A Who by Dr. Seuss. In February 2005, one of our youth, a 15-year-old girl at the Justice House of Prayer, had a dream. In the dream she saw a large, beautiful building with the words “The Who” appearing over it. She and her sisters entered the house and began to look throughout the building until they found the attic where there was a series of old books from the past that they knew would be needed for the future. She shared her dream with the JHOP team. I knew the dream was from God, but I wondered, “What is ‘The Who,’ and what are these old books?”

The next morning while pondering the dream, I received a remarkable email from a man in Kansas City that included a sermon he gave several years ago on what must occur for abortion to end. He felt led to send it to me, even though he thought it was unusual that the analogy the Lord had given him was based on the Dr. Seuss book, Horton Hears a Who. When I read this, I instantly connected “The Who” in the dream with “The Who” in the book. I was immediately interested!

In this children’s book written in 1954, we find an elephant whose name is Horton. He is the prophetic Church with big ears and a large trumpet. He can hear what no one else can hear–the sound of these little people called, The Whos, who live in the microscopic town of Who-ville.

In the book, we also find a kangaroo who wants to kill all the little Whos, because he cannot see or hear them. He doesn’t believe they exist. Immediately the thought came to me, “The kangaroo is the kangaroo court!”–it stands for the Supreme Court who issued the death decree of ’73 in Roe v Wade, and legalized abortion. Wow! I realized that what I was reading was a parable from the past that was now going to be used en masse, for the ending of abortion. The theme of the whole book amazingly is, “A person’s a person, no matter how small!” And the remedy for the crisis is that every voice must be raised loudly and urgently to rescue all the little unborn Whos. With the kangaroo’s death decree hanging over Who-ville, Horton implores the mayor “to CALL a big meeting, get everyone out, make every Who holler, make every Who shout!”

Graciously, The ElijahList blasted this story February 16, 2005. Amazingly, the next day I received an email from a woman who said she read The ElijahList article and received three confirmations the following day at her Day Care Center. One child came in with a Horton Hears A Who backpack, a second was carrying a Who-ville doll, but the third–a ten-year-old boy–came to her and said, “Ma’am, I had a dream last night. I dreamt of Horton Hears a Who, and all the little Whos were not saying YOPP; they were crying STOP!!!”

Oh, my God, there is a massive cry being raised up from the young ones of the earth, praying and prophesying, “STOP ABORTION, STOP! STOP! STOP!!!!!!!!!!” What are the chances of this divine confirmation? Those who read this are now held accountable. The whole Church must cry out now–STOP ABORTION!

Soon after, another man connected with me and said, “My ten-year-old daughter was reading Horton Hears A Who to her little brother.” She came to her father and said, “Dad, I think this book is about ending abortion.” That afternoon, he read The Elijah List article on Horton Hears a Who. This man now leads our Bound4LIFE ministry.

Again, amazingly, we found out that Fox Movies is doing a major motion picture in 2008, called, Horton Hears A Who, starring Jim Carrey (update, this movie opens up this Friday, March 14, 2008).

The Lord is SHOUTING to the nation! Will we have ears to hear what the Spirit is saying?

A great convergence is upon us. If the Church understands the times and what God is seeking to bring forth, we can shout to the nation, before the movie comes out, that Horton Hears a Who is about the ending of abortion–so when millions of people watch the movie, they will all be thinking, “A person’s a person, no matter how small–The Whos are the unborn!”

Can you see it? This is God’s trumpet to the nation! God is marching out, shattering ideologies, and moving His great Mind and Heart into the earth. He moves the media and makes it His pawn. Oh, the brilliant Wisdom of God! He takes a book out of the archives of history that millions have read since 1954, pulls it out, and slams it into the present through a movie. The light penetrates the lie, the armor of the strongman is stripped away, the demon is named, and can now be cast out!

Oh God, we need a national exorcism of this spirit of death that has ruled over us for 34 years! Every voice must be counted. Buy the book! Spread it around! Start children’s prayer meetings to end abortion! Support crisis pregnancy centers! May your voice be heard in your voting. Pray for Jim Carrey to be radically saved–he could shout to the world, “This movie is about ending abortion!”

A young woman had a dream knowing nothing of the movie or Jim Carrey’s involvement. She dreamt that Jim Carrey was a Christian and that he was carrying a briefcase with two books in it. The first one was called, Shaping History Through Prayer and Fasting, by Derek Prince, and the second one was a book called, Mobilizing The Army of God. Could this man and this movie mobilize a pro-life army of young people who will fast and pray for justice?

The front page of Time Magazine (last year, 2007) showed a hand with four different-sized fetuses resting on it. The article is saying that there are more crisis pregnancy centers than there are abortion clinics in America, and that abortion is at its lowest rate since the beginning years of when abortion was legalized. In the same magazine, there is an article about Jim Carrey, and he is seeking spiritual enlightenment, but doesn’t know Jesus yet. Save him, God!!!

“It is time for all the Whos who have blood that is red to come to the aid of their country, he said.” Suddenly, Dr. Suess kicks out of Who-ville and into national prophecy, not even knowing it. Christians must come to the aid of America carrying the Blood of Jesus, which alone can wash away our sins. It is not enough that Jesus died; the Blood must be applied to the doorposts of our national guilt. Oh, that millions of Christians would plead, “Jesus, I plead Your Blood over my sins and the sins of my nation. God, end abortion and send revival to America.” Go to www.Bound4LIFE.com to see how you can be a part of a mass movement of pleading the Blood of Jesus over our nation.

The YOPPS Must Be Heard

The voices of Jo-Jos just bouncing their yo-yos must now be heard. The Jo-Jos are Christians who are enjoying their comfortable careers, but are oblivious to the crisis. They are the youth in our Church youth groups who play with their iPods and who browse in their Windows. While living for entertainment, they have no idea that they were meant to be a part of God’s great movement to end abortion! Their voices must be heard now!!! Let Myspace® and You Tube™ become their Eieffelberg towers from which they shout out their YOPPS and their STOPS.

Why would God give this dream stream to a group of young people who pray everyday in front of the Supreme Court calling on God to raise up righteous judges who will reverse Roe v Wade? To encourage hearts and release a movement through their prayers! So that it will be said:

“How true, yes, how true,” said the big kangaroo, “and from now on you know what I am planning to do? From now on I am going to protect them with you!”

Brothers and sisters, let us believe that the Supreme Court will protect all the unborn little Whos, that God’s big dream will come true, and that all the Whos’ dreams could come true too.

It is profound that in the dream, the young lady saw not just one book, but a series of old books needed for the future. Read Horton Hatches an Egg. It is about a bird who wants to go play, rather than sit on her egg. So Horton, the elephant again, sits on the egg until the egg hatches. When the egg hatches, out comes, not a little baby bird, but an elephant with wings.

The moral of the story is this: he who cares for the unwanted child–that child will take on the nature of the one who cared for it. It is the spirit of adoption! God is calling the Church to adopt and care for the unwanted children in the nation. We have got to be Jesus’ love answer. We can’t just be pro-birth we must be pro-life!

Let the prophetic Church arise and carry the heart of Heaven! Let them hear The Call for united fasting and prayer on behalf of those who have no voice! Let the prophetic Church hear what the world can’t hear, and may they blow the trumpet once again, declaring, “God has a dream, and we have His dream, and millions will be mobilized to become the river of justice rolling down again…”

Lou Engle
TheCall
http://www.thecall.com/

http://www.louengle.com/

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Well last night I was on my way to a prayer meeting about abortion at Dave and Ruth Christian’s house when I felt the Lord drop a word deep in my heart it was this.

“Sam I Am”

Uncle Sam

what? another DR Seuss parallel, YES, I instantly remembered the painting Bruce had given me, and OLD UNCLE SAM at the center of it all. We have a government of the people and by the people and for the people.

that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth “Abe Lincoln : portion from The Gettysburg Address about life lost in war”

WE ARE THE PEOPLE WE ARE UNCLE SAM, BUT WHAT WE ARE NOT IS I AM. God alone is the Great I AM.

Ex 3:14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

We as a Nation have become like God knowing good and evil yet we have called evil good and good evil. I believe judgment begins in the house of God and we are entering into that season. If we “the church repent” then there is hope for our Nation.

Uncle Sam has become the modern day Molech who has received 50 million BABIES

   References: The New Bible Dictionary, (Wheaton, Illinois: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1962. 

Watch the video from Lou Engle, the next prophetic book just might be I AM addressing Sam
 
 
 
 
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Update : Comments from Dave Christian

Are you “yopping?”

When I sent the email to Lou it was because he had spoken at my church about the involvement of Christian youth in the Pro-life movement. I remembered the word the Lord had given me from “Horton Hears a Who” and that it was a child whose “yopp” put the cry for survival over the top. This speaks of the absolute need for EVERYONE to speak out. Regarding the life of the unborn, we must each contribute our unique “sound” as though that may be the one thing needed before our nation can hear the cry of the unwanted unborn. In the story, it was Jo Jo’s yopp that broke through the sound barrier and enabled everyone in the Jungle of Nool, even the kangaroo, to hear the voices and declare, “A person’s a person no matter how small.”

A friend of mine once saw a vision above my head. It was the acronym, N.O.O.L. and stood for “National Outcry Overturns Law.” I am told that a member of the Supreme Court recently sent a message to those praying for life outside the Court building asking, “Where’s the outcry? There should be millions instead of so few” (paraphrase). That is the question I ask of you. “Where’s the outcry?”

“Outcry” is a vehement or loud cry; a cry of distress; a strong or noisy opposition or protest. “Vehement” is acting or moving with great force; fervent; passionate; intense. Does this describe your voice for the unborn? I must confess with remorse that it does not describe mine. I am Jo Jo. I am preoccupied with my own yo-yo. What about you? I invite you to join me as I cast aside distractions and excuses and begin to take action on what God has called me to do on behalf of the most innocent of all.

As I see it, there are two directions of outcry: towards people and towards God. The outcry to God is the most important. We see in the bible that God responds when His people cry out against sin and suffering. He will bring healing to our land if we pray passionately. Likewise, we must cry out with a clear and fervent voice to our family, friends and society. If we do not join in this outcry, I fear that the judgment of God will fall suddenly and decisively upon our nation. We will then recognize our sin; even the sin of passivity but it will be too late to save ourselves from destruction. The “American Dream” will come to an end and God’s perfect will for our nation will be passed to another. The Church will no longer be encumbered with sin and distractions. We will see God more clearly but the season of our prosperity and peace will be over. This is not the way it has to be.

Let us cast aside everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Let us consider Him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that we will not grow weary and lose heart.

Let us contend for the life of the unborn, even those unwanted by their mother and father. Let us by enveloped by the Spirit of adoption and become like God – a father to the fatherless. We can do it! The United States of America is the greatest nation on earth; I consider it the greatest earthly nation of all times. Our fathers halted the atrocity of slavery and have made huge strides towards ending the injustices of racial prejudice. Let our generation be the one that stops the slaughter of the unborn. Let us grant them personhood and all of the protection and freedom granted by God and recognized by our constitution. After all, a person’s a person no matter how small.

 

 

Moloch was one of the false gods that Israel would worship during its periods of apostasy. This false deity is associated with Ammon in 1 Kings 11:7, “Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the detestable idol of Moab, on the mountain which is east of Jerusalem, and for Molech the detestable idol of the sons of Ammon.”

One of the practices of the cult that worshipped Moloch was to sacrifice their children. Of course, this was forbidden by God’s word: Lev. 18:21 says, “Neither shall you give any of your offspring to offer them to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your God; I am the Lord.” (See also Lev. 18:21; 20:2-5; 2 Kings. 23:10; Jer. 32:35).
In some passages the reference is clearly to a deity to whom human sacrifice was made, particularly in the Valley of Hinnom on the SW of the Jerusalem hill (2 Ki. 23:10; Je. 32:35) at a site known as Topheth (‘fire pit’ in Syriac).

The ancients would heat this idol up with fire until it was glowing, then they would take their newborn babies, place them on the arms of the idol, and watch them burn to death. I can’t help but compare today’s abortion massacre to the sacrifice of children by these ancient pagans. In both, innocent life is destroyed for the gain of the parent.

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Update 9 years later 1/28/2017

Just last week the tide is turning, apathy seems to be a thing of the past. It is a time for Radical and it is on both sides of the debate. New President Donald Trump has promised conservative supreme court justices. If that happens Roe vs Wade could be overturned and that has sparked marches in DC on both sides of the issue. All eyes are open now!

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Sub-title : longsuffering the fruit of the Spirit growing in my Wife

Dianna and I were married in 1979 in the mid 1980’s She became very sick. No one could diagnose the Problem but after breaking several bones in Her foot by simply walking up the stairs we went to Dr. Travis in Harrisonville Missouri. He said something very serious was wrong and sent Dianna to a specialist at Research hospital in Kansas City. He diagnosed Dianna with Cushings Syndrome. For Dianna it was basically a small tumor on the pituitary glad. Dianna has now had 3 brain surgeries and a gamma knife surgery. She has had Her pituitary gland removed and now takes more medicine than I can keep track of. Dianna has suffered so much yet keeps trusting God. She truly is inspiring when you have seen Her suffer like I have over the many years.

Below you will see a progression of the effects of Cushings Syndrome in the photographs of my wife Dianna. The first picture was taken in 1978 the year before we were married the next photo was taken about the time of Her first brain surgery. On the far right is how She appears today at 45 years old and a very hard life. Looking great after all that WOW.

Dianna Gross a progressive picture of the effects of Cushings Disease aka Cushings Syndrome

Progression of Cushing’s Syndrome

Update : Dianna soon to turn 50 and going strong

Below is a picture of Dianna about to receive Gamma Knife radiation. She had already had two brain surgeries one entry point through the nose and the second cutting under the upper lip going to the pituitary gland to remove a pea size tumor that coming back. After the gamma knife in 2000 She had Her pituitary removed. Thank God for giving Dianna grace to suffer long “longsuffering” She is amazing.

Dianna Gross just before Gamma Knife procedure

Dianna Gross having Gamma Knife

UPDATE: Dianna has continued to have problems related to Cushings and after years of Her Endocrinologist advising to have Her Adrenal glands removed it has happened. She is 2 weeks recovered from Surgery and though very sore feels more normal than She has been for 30 years. OF course it is now a life of hormone replacements BUT, She is now in control not the unknown circumstances.  Once She recovers a bit I will have her add Her thoughts to this. What led to this was several very close calls to the emergency room after ATCH crash’s.  Praise The Lord for keeping Her going all these years.

This web site information can be found  plus great support.

http://www.csrf.net/index.htm

Update 7/30/2017

Another 5 years have passed after the adrenalectomy and Dianna continues to do well. The main two issues are with out Adrenalin you have NO fight or flight and a weaker than normal immune system. The immune system is easily cared for just be over cautious and eat and be healthy.  No fight or flight, can you imagine living life without that adrenal rush when you are suddenly frightened that in some cases could save your life. I can not imagine because I find it so helpful but watching my wife’s behavior change in that area is mind blowing. When you are stressed your body naturally makes more hormone but after this surgery you really need the help of family because you may not recognize stress until you are very sick and not know what happened. Hormone replacement dosage is tweaked once you get used to reading your body and taking advice from family as they see the symptoms. Once you get the routine down life becomes very manageable. Way less trips to the ER 5 years after this surgery as compared to 5 years before.

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