Sunday, March 4, 2012

Idolatry and pro choice

Eze 6:1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
Eze 6:2 Son of man, set thy face toward the mountains of Israel, and prophesy against them,
Eze 6:3 And say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord GOD; Thus saith the Lord GOD to the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys; Behold, I, even I, will bring a sword upon you, and I will destroy your high places.

Ezekiel in Babylon is told to face the distant mountains of Israel and to prophecy against them, also the hills rivers, and valleys. The land was full of idols. He will bring a sword against them, by sending the Chaldeans into the land.

High places, bamah: high places (as places of worship)

There were four kinds of high places in Ezekiel's time:

1.altars for sacrificing animals
2. incense altars for offering incense to false gods
3. idols for false worship, representing a god
4. human sacrifices to Molech

Jer 32:34 But they set their abominations in the house, which is called by my name, to defile it.
Jer 32:35 And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.

Children were offered to be burned alive to the false god of Molech.
Today children are being killed in the womb to the god of self choice. The baby has no choice but to live until death do they part. Life is a right from God; many people have lost their fear of the true God, just as in the days of sacrificing to Molech. Molech didn't kill the children, the parents did who offered them up. The LORD had a covenant with his people that they swore to: blessings for obedience and curses for rebellion. They had chosen to rebel. We have those who say pro life, meaning let the babies live and we have those who say pro choice, which means they want it legal to kill babies in the womb. From the beginning pro choice always meant sin and death. Spiritually, pro life is obeying God's commands

Results of rebellion and breaking their covenant:

Lev 26:30 And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcases upon the carcases of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you.
Lev 26:31 And I will make your cities waste, and bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will not smell the savour of your sweet odours.
Lev 26:32 And I will bring the land into desolation: and your enemies which dwell therein shall be astonished at it.
Lev 26:33 And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste. 

Death is the final act of God to a rebellious people. He warns them in his word, his prophets and preachers to repent. Sometimes a people will sin as a nation for hundreds of years in open defiance of God. If they still continue in disobedience, then they must be removed from the land. God's people would be removed from their covenant land. Many hundreds of years have passed and again Israel blooms and are the people of God through the covenant of Moses. We, the church are his people, born again of his spirit by the blood of his son Jesus Christ, the one Israel looks for; their Messiah. Soon all Israel shall receive their Messiah. Choose life and be blessed in the Lord Jesus Christ.

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