I have decided to go out a limb with this week with an additional post. I feel God calling me to do so because there is a fire burning within me, a fire of the Holy Spirit that wont be put out until I write what is not only on my heart but on my very soul. I am praying that the title catches your attention because mommies let me tell you, for our children's very souls we can NOT "drink our coffee at room temperature". Sadly, the world may be cold to this, but worse is the lukewarm Christian which is spit from God's mouth (Rev. 3:15-16). Just as no human likes room temperature coffee that is exactly how God feels about lukewarm Christians. So get ready to choose how you want your coffee.
Matthew 18: 1-7 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" And Jesus CALLED A LITTLE CHILD unto him, and set him in the midst of them, and said, "Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted, and become AS LITTLE CHILDREN, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. And whoso shall receive ONE such little child in MY NAME receiveth me. BUT WHOSO SHALL OFFEND ONE OF THESE LITTLE ONES WHICH BELIEVE IN ME, it would be better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. WOE TO THE WORLD BECAUSE OF OFFENSES, for it must needs be that offenses come; BUT WOE TO THAT MAN BY WHOM THE OFFENSE COMETH!"
In case you didn't get your bible reading in this week I can assure you I will have it for you today! So lets break these verses down. The disciples want to know who is above all others in heaven. Jesus tells them, the children are. This makes sense because to God we are all his children. But as we read on see what Jesus says will happen to those that offend A child as in ONE child. Some of the words for offend in the dictionary are hurt, wound, pain, injure. So we can say it this way "But whoever injures a child". The verses go on to say the person who caused it should be put to death. It also says woe to the world, woe means pretty much every sad word you can think of. Sorrow, heartbreak, despair, misery to name a few.
The bible also says, for thou hast possessed my reins: thou has covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise thee; for I am beautifully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knowth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was MADE IN SECRET, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in cotinuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. - Psalm 139: 13-16
As mothers we should know that our children were humans in the womb. The very bible tells us this. Why would God cover or protect the womb if they weren't? How would the soul already know "right well" if they weren't? How could verse 15 be true, He made "me" in secret, if life didn't begin in the womb? If it wan't until after birth that human life began then it wouldn't be a secret at all would it?. And lastly, why would God, knowing the days of our lives in His book, mention it in the same verses about life in the womb?
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Psalm 139:13 - For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.
Okay, I know that was deep mommies! I know you probably don't care for the KJV of the bible. But words can change as we move forward in time and I wanted to give you the closet original verbiage I could. We are in the middle of a huge battle mothers. The unborn are not getting the support they need from the places they should be getting it. This is NOT A POLITICAL stance. This is a stance on choosing life or death, choosing good or evil, choosing wrong or right. We have churches and Christian radio stations that are staying silent with this genocide. It breaks my heart that they wont stand for the ones who can't. This is a burden that a past sin will not release until things change (and praise God, because He is moving in this area thanks to people coming forward to fight against Satan and his plans). As mothers reading this page, most of you will agree with life beginning in the womb no matter the circumstances. How can we say that God works ALL things for good but then make an exception? That is NOT the Father I serve. What about you?
I want you to take a moment and remember the first time you saw your child. Now go back to the first time they had hiccups in your belly or the first time they moved and pushed against your tight but soft skin from within. Go back further to the first time you saw your child on the ultrasound ( I will never forget with Briseis she was sliding down my womb and then flipped over onto her stomach, my husband and I laughed at her already present personality). Last, go back to the moment you saw the positive pregnancy test. It was not a question of a human being but instead of the joy of knowing that was exactly what it was! That feeling was from the Holy Spirit. I believe that with all my soul. That was the Holy Spirit in me jumping up and down for the new life within me.
Now, before I go on further, and in case you haven't read my first blog. I can talk like this, I know I am right, because I killed my first child. Fear can be a powerful incentive to do something. The only force that can compete and always win against it is love. It took me giving into my fear to realize the true value of life in the womb. I didn't even acknowledge it when I found out I was pregnant with my daughter Briseis. This realization came when I lost my second baby. I miscarried, and the fear I felt was worse then when I killed my first baby. It was worse because I had no control over losing him, it didn't matter what I did I could not stop my body or his from ending the pregnancy. I hope to never feel that fear again, but through fear I can now help others.
As mothers we now have an obligation to fight for the unborn. If our churches and other Christian places will not help then we are obligated. God blessed you with your children. They were created specifically for you because HE knew you were the one to care for them. But our maternal instinct goes so much deeper. Let me ask you another question. Can you stand to see any kind of suffering dealing with children? Whether it be social media or the news, whatever it is. Do you look away or shut the TV off? I do.
Deuteronomy 30:19 I CALL HEAVEN AND EARTH TO RECORD THIS DAY AGAINST YOU, THAT I HAVE SET BEFORE YOU LIFE AND DEATH, BLESSING AND CURSING; THEREFORE CHOOSE LIFE, THAT BOTH THOU AND THY SEED MAY LIVE.
God has given us a choice mothers. He is calling us when lukewarm Christians stand down and cry politics, God says to CHOOSE LIFE! God is calling us to battle mothers, you can feel it in your spirit. You must rise up and fight, let your children see the fighter you are for all innocent life! If you come across a woman where fear is threatening to win the battle, love on her! Love her because love is so much more powerful than fear. Help her find a place to get all she needs, they are out there! We must fight for these woman and their babies. God holds a great army on earth if all the mothers would stand and fight for the lost through love, testimony and prayer. So now that you have decided how to take your coffee you must, for the sake of life, stand up and declare it. I like my coffee HOT!
A special thanks to those Christian facilities and churches who stand and fight for the unborn and their mothers.
A special thanks to the Tarnished-Penny for her outstanding artwork. All of the art in this series carries her signature of Christ crucifixion hidden within the pieces.
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