Going up the down staircase
I’m not trying to be the Grinch who stole Christmas. There are so many issues that the incoming president must deal with and it is easy to loose sight of some issues that can out weigh others. I did not vote for Obama because of one issue that in my view out weighs all others, but because of the crush has been put to the bottom of the pile of things to do. So do not get me wrong for me it’s not a case of sour grapes. As a matter of fact I listened to his inaugural address and his recent press conferences and I think he does quite well. But……
Take heed. “No one can ascend unless he first descends.” John 3:13. This incredible scripture in a nut shell tells an incredible story that we must take heed to in light of the newly elected president. Now that the hoopla begins to subside, we can get a glimpse into what we can expect as we have witnessed the unsettling action to solemnize the Presidential inauguration with a placing of a “God Bless” the United States of America on the conclusion of the ceremony.
One of the first acts that President Obama seeks to accomplish is to rescind, and lift a rule that prevents federal money from going to international family planning groups that counsel women on abortion or perform the procedure. President Obama’s coming repeal of the abortion aid policy is one of the several executive actions he will soon implement after his inauguration as he seeks to lift the ban on abortions.
Abortion by most conservatives is viewed as an moral issue, but the reality is that it is a “spiritual” issue. If you have been following my messages you would have known that I have very strong views on this issue. It is clear that the cycle of life is a key element of understanding we can find in the book of James. But the common conservative belief of the interruption of the cycle of life does not go far enough, it does not transcend to the level that I hold to be true.
“We must all descend before we can ascend even the son of man.” John 3:13. What does this mean? We all as humans have to come into human form before we can ascend. It is part of “the judgment” on the human race, and the process each person must go through to be redeemed. When a human life is aborted that persons chance to ascend is cut off. Abortion is an evil strategy of darkness to interrupt and extinguish the “time and chance” opportunity for that individuals transcending. This is a spiritual issue that goes far beyond the conservative moral indignation. This is an attempt by the forces of darkness to abrogate spiritual life.
While abortion is a convenient and human rationalized way in facilitating birth control it is a serious violation of the purposes of God. It is an interruption of the cycle of life and the call and mandate to transcend. How can a person transcend if he is dead on arrival? So, I ask you how can we glibly say, God Bless the United States of America? What greater issue I ask you, is there then the redemption of the human race? How can God Bless that which runs in contradiction to His purposes?
As the nation rejoices and regales in its “new hope,” I find myself unable to participate, while I sit in quiet repose, reflecting on what may soon come down on us.
The Kingdom is within