January 24, 2019
Jeremiah 2:23-25 (NIV) “How can you say, ‘I am not defiled; I have not run after the Baals’? See how you behaved in the valley; consider what you have done. You are a swift she-camel running here and there, a wild donkey accustomed to the desert, sniffing the wind in her craving– in her heat who can restrain her? Any males that pursue her need not tire themselves; at mating time they will find her. Do not run until your feet are bare and your throat is dry. But you said, ‘It’s no use! I love foreign gods, and I must go after them.’”
Somewhere around 600 BC, the prophet Jeremiah spoke for God in condemning Judah and Israel. The language that the Lord placed in his heart was nothing less than “earthy” and almost vulgar. In God’s mind, His people were unfaithful. He described their infidelity as sexual impurity … running after endless passion. The godless people were likened to a she-camel chasing about unrestrained and INSATIABLE in her desires for more. The hyper charged up female donkey could not help herself. She was like Godless people racing after idols and wallowing in sin, she cried out “I love foreign gods, I must go after them!”
That reminds me of the militant pro-choice people in our land. It’s not just that they defy the Word of God and encourage the killing of the unborn. This week, Governor Cuomo actually bragged about New York’s latest law allowing virtually for unborn murder right up to birth. Like the she-camel panting for more, he can’t help himself! He said:
“Today we are taking a giant step forward in the hard-fought battle to ensure a woman’s right to make her own decisions about her own personal health, including the ability to access an abortion. With the signing of this bill, we are sending a clear message that whatever happens in Washington, women in New York will always have the fundamental right to control their own body…”
Perhaps someone could inform the governor that unless a pregnant woman has been raped she already has control over her own body. But she is a she-camel seduced by the society into thinking that no-consequences sexual intimacy is her Constitutional right.
What really angered me was Mr. Cuomo’s bragging about his latest life-ending trophy. Like the she-camel, he is a pro-choicer who cannot get enough. He does not care that everyone else is observing that science is making hash of his arguments. Making it easier to kill a child at six months or even nine is so obviously wicked that it suggests demonic influence upon the man’s thinking. He actually boasted about his state’s new law. Once again, we find the words of Jeremiah to be profound when he described the sins of those who had abandoned God:
Jeremiah 6:15 (NIV) “Are they ashamed of their loathsome conduct? No, they have no shame at all; they do not even know how to blush. So they will fall among the fallen; they will be brought down when I punish them,” says the LORD.
Ironically, it was Mr. Cuomo’s father in the nineteen eighties who presented his equally darkened and incoherent argument about abortion. Speaking at Notre Dame, he said he was “personally” against abortion but who was he to force his views on other people? Right. I’m against murder but as a legislator I cannot demand that everyone share my view. Amazing how silly a well-trained lawyer can sound. I mean really…their thirst for blood and destruction is analogous to the she-camel in heat. They are in a heat for death.
Processing all of this has shown me again just how much anger I can feel at this holocaust in the womb. Actually. I will admit to the edge of hatred. I know it. I have wondered over the years about what to do with this verse:
Psalm 139:21-22 (NIV) Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD, and abhor those who rise up against you? I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my enemies.
I know. I know. Please do not remind me that Christians are not supposed to hate. And we are to love our enemies. But I am a genuine born-again Christian with the Holy Spirit inside of me … yet I find myself struggling not to hate those who hate God and do such evil.
Some will say “Hate the sin and not the sinner.” Ok. I’ll try. I am a forgiving man but right now I’m furious at the shameless and demonic evil in New York and embarrassed for the soul of a Governor who has sold it … his soul … to Satan for votes.
I used to live in New York and I like New York. But right now if someone gave me a beautiful house in that state I’d sell it immediately rather than put a dime into their treasury.
Sin is all around us and we are living in a land where child-murderers go about sniffing and snorting like she-camels looking to kill more innocents and eager to add to the weight of their coming judgment. It is discouraging. But keep in mind…
1 Timothy 5:24 (NIV) The sins of some men are obvious, reaching the place of judgment ahead of them; the sins of others trail behind them.
Dia. He knows.
Grief and Blessings! Pastor Alberta