01/17/2015 Sabbath Broadcast Transcript

"Defending the Unborn from Abortion"

EliYah's message:

Shabbat Shalom! Blessed be the name of Yahweh. HalleluYah!

Well, I had no idea two weeks ago I would be standing here, but Hector told me I needed to go. He is the elder, so I came. And I am glad to be here. And I am here because I feel so strongly about this issue.

At first I thought, "Okay, eight hour drive. I don't know. It is a long way." I also went to Arkansas the week before. But as I thought about those babies, I had to come.

Suppose for a minute we are all walking somewhere in town and we saw a child who was about ready to be hit by a car and one of us was in a position to save the child's life. How many of you would be quick to react to save that child and maybe even give your own life for the child? I hope almost everybody here would do that.

Now what if the child was pushed in front of the car by one of his parents?

What if the child's parent was asked, "What in the world were you doing?" and the parent said, "Well, you know, I have really been needing to finish school, and I want to be able to get a good job. And so, I just decided that it wouldn't be a good idea to take care of a child right now. So I just gave a little shove."

Or what if the parent said, "Well, I made a mistake. I wasn't ready for children. I figured that this was maybe the best thing to do, you know, since the child is destined for misery anyway. I can't take care of it right. Just... push..." Most of us would think that parent is either terribly immoral or has some kind of mental problem.

About a week ago, or so, I read a story about a man who took a five-year-old child and just hurled him over the bridge and into the water. He was running from the cops. He stopped, took the child and... And the child died. And we look at that, and we go, "Oh, how awful!" It is awful. It turned out the man had a very serious mental problem.

I want you to understand that that is the mentality we are dealing with today when it comes to the children who are inside the womb. That is the mentality we are dealing with. And, in fact, it is this kind of mentality that causes one million mothers a year in the United States to murder their own children.

And so, I want to talk today about these babies. Just because a child lives inside the womb, it doesn't make his life any less important than if he lived outside the womb.

And because no one has really seen the baby-- the baby is thought to not have the same level of care and love, and those things-- a relationship has not yet been really established completely.

But imagine that. You only really care for the ones that you know and you love and you have a relationship with. It doesn't really make any sense.

I mean, if you never have seen me before, I hope you wouldn't want me to die. I hope you love me enough that if you heard about hit men trying to murder me that you would care even though you may not know who I am.

If you hear about a situation where one person was going to murder another, would you want to do anything about that? But mothers are told it is not really a person. It is just a fetus, just a blot of tissue. It is not really murder-- just because the child is in an early stage of development.

What if we took that a step further and said since all children really aren't even complete adults until they are fully grown, 20 years old, they are at an earlier stage of development, therefore we have the right to murder them as we see fit.

Whether they are inside the womb, their location is not the issue. It is how far along they are in their development. Where do you draw the line with that?

Some believe that abortions are acceptable, or not that big of a deal, simply because the child has not been born. And they say it is a woman's right to decide what she wants to do with her own body.

Well, I tell you what... Someone real strong on that: "Oh, you don't tell me what to do with my body. You get your laws off my body. That is my personal space. You don't mess with me." And they feel violated with your laws.

Aren't all crimes committed with our bodies? I mean, all crimes are committed using our body for doing something. But they don't see it that way.

Now, okay, don't tell you what to do with your own body. I can almost agree with that to some extent. A woman does have the right to do what she wants with her own body. She has the freedom to do that. It doesn't make it legal. It doesn't make it right. But she has that freedom to do that.

But you see, it is not really her body she is wanting to abort, is it? It is someone else's body she does not want in her life.

So the problem is not what the person is doing with their own body. It is what they want to do with somebody else's body. Because if the abortion was successful, and it really was her own body, she would be dead when it is over.

It is not her body she is wanting to abort. And so, what about the right of the female who happens to be inside the womb? What about her rights? Doesn't that child have a right to live rather than having others decide whether that child has a right to live?

The Declaration of Independence says: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness."

So this is where the concept of a right to life came from. The early settlers who developed the Declaration of Independence recognized that all men were created by a Creator with certain unalienable rights. One of those is the right to life.

And so, we have a responsibility. As believers, because we are supposed to be the most loving people on the planet (because all Torah is about love-- loving Yahweh, loving your neighbor), we have a responsibility to love the little one who is inside mommy. We have a responsibility, even though it is not our child.

Just as we have a responsibility to love each other as brothers and sisters-- and we have a responsibility to love those who are outside the body of Messiah who need to hear about the love of our Savior, who loved us while we were yet sinners-- we have a responsibility to love the little ones who are inside Mama, who are being murdered every day.

And we cannot be passive and just sit back like those who did in the Holocaust: "Oh, those Jews are being gassed and killed. Okay. Well, sorry to hear that." We have to do something about it. We are our brother's keeper. We have a responsibility to promote justice, righteousness, life.

And so, yes, we need to be doing something as a body of Messiah to defend the unborn from abortion. We do have to be doing something because we are called to love.

So is an unborn baby really a child, yet? Some say, "No." Yahweh says, "Yes."

In Genesis chapter 16, verse 11, the angel of Yahweh said to Hagar:

Genesis 16:11 - And the Angel of YAHWEH said to her: "Behold, you [are] with child, And you shall bear a son. You shall call his name Ishmael, Because YAHWEH has heard your affliction.

Yahweh referred to the unborn inside of Hagar as a child. "That is a child that is inside of you." That means that child was its own person. That child was a person that she was WITH. It wasn't a part of HER. It was a person that she was WITH. It was a child that she was WITH. She was WITH child.

And one day she was going to bear the son, but it was a child before she ever bore the son according to Yahweh.

And so, in Luke chapter 2, verse 4, it says, likewise:

Luke 2:4 - Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David,

5 - to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child.

Who was that child? Yahushua. Recognizing the fetus, as the world would call it, was a child before the child was ever born. Now since the Scriptures say that the woman was "with child," we have no other choice but to declare the same: These are children.

They are children. They have not yet been born, but they are children. And so, the so called "fetus" that is growing inside mommy is indeed a child. It is. And to take the life of that fetus is to take the life of a child. There is no way around it. It is infanticide. It is murder of the worst possible kind. It really is.

Think about this. Is there any time in your life that you are more innocent than when you are inside mommy? You couldn't possibly be more innocent than that time in your life, since the time you were conceived.

And yet, to murder someone in their most innocent phase of life can be little more than crime of the highest proportions if you really think about it.

Now I am not saying this to condemn anybody. That is not my goal here. Sometimes we have to hear the bad news before we really understand the value of the good news.

And so, think about this: Name one place in the United States that you would have a 1 out of 5 chance of being murdered there. Who would want to live in such a place? The most dangerous place to live in the United Sates is not some back ally in the Bronx. It is inside mommy. It is the most dangerous place to live. And that is very sad. Very sad.

In certain areas of the world it is even worse. Did you know in Greenland and Russia about half of all children who are conceived are murdered inside mommy? HALF! Worldwide it is 1 out of 5. Worldwide.

And, believe it or not-- this may shock you-- but the nation of Israel murders 1 out of 5 of its conceived babies. The nation of Israel today. Forty thousand a year. About twenty thousand are actually official. They have to go before a three person committee and get approval. But it is pretty much a rubber stamp because only 2% are ever denied.

And there is a whole other half (another twenty thousand, besides the twenty thousand that are actually approved) that just do it and don't even get the approval. And nobody says anything about it.

The most common reason for abortion to be approved is the woman is unmarried. That is considered to be an appropriate case where abortion is permissible. And they wonder why they are harassed by terrorists over there. Because innocent blood is being shed.

He recently approved federal funding for an even larger number of abortions, that another six thousand abortions over there, as of last year, will be paid for by the government-- the Government of Israel.

You know, the world paid so much attention to the terrorist attacks, right? 9/11-- three thousand people lost their lives. It was huge news. And yet, that is about how many children are losing their lives to abortion every day. And do you know what? It is more than that. It is. It really is.

Contraceptives, "the Pill," birth control... I found a quote from a Pro-Life website (Pro-Life Wisconsin). They said: " The morning-after pill ( which basically is a high dosage of the birth control pill) and most if not all birth control drugs and devices including the intrauterine device (IUD), Depo-Provera, the Patch, and the Pill...

"... can act to terminate a pregnancy by chemically altering the lining of the uterus (endometrium) so that a newly conceived child (human embryo) is unable to implant in the womb, thus starving and dying. This mechanism of action is termed a pre-implantation chemical abortion."

That is what they call it. So the egg is conceived and it has nowhere to plant. And so, it dies. How many more abortions are taking place that way in the United States? Probably far more than three thousand.

Some say, "Oh, come on. That is not really a life, Tom. That is just some zygote, you know. A few cells being divided, or whatever."

All right. What if that Rover is running around on Mars and they found living cells on Mars, they found this life right on Mars? They would think that was considered life if they found some living cell that happened to be on Mars, right? They would say, "Oh, that is life."

But then the child who is in the womb, who is in the same basic state, is not considered to be life. In fact, on the slide there, you will see (I don't know how far along this baby is), they don't even consider that to be a life. It doesn't make any sense. It cannot be justified in Yahweh's eyes. It really can't.

A child is a child no matter where it happens to live-- inside the womb, outside. I mean, if you are not going to say the child is a child from the time it is conceived, where are you going to draw the line? You would have to invent your own idea. "Well, this time, this number of weeks."

There is no hour, minute and second you could possibly identify as being the time when life begins. And so, the only place that would be logical is when the sperm and the egg come together to produce a living being.

In the Torah, it says, in Exodus 21:

Exodus 21:22 - "If men fight, and hurt a woman with child, so that she gives birth prematurely, yet no harm follows, he shall surely be punished accordingly as the woman's husband imposes on him; and he shall pay as the judges [determine].

23 - "But if [any] harm follows, then you shall give life for life,

24 - "eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,

Exodus 21:25 - "burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.

The obvious principal here is that the life of an unborn child is just as valuable in the eyes of Yahweh as anyone else: Life for life.

Do you want to talk about crazy logic? Here is one. In the United States, if you come across an eagle egg and you destroy the eagle egg, it is illegal. You could go to prison for two years, you could pay a fine-- for destroying an eagle egg.

And yet, a human being that is not yet born (or the relation being "hatched"), perfectly legal and even the government pays for it. The government will pay a doctor to do it. That is insane logic. That is crazy.

So this is what I am talking about. The priorities of the people who live in the world today are perverted. When our laws value the life of an eagle over the life of a human being, something is amiss. Something is crazy.

We have 55 million murders in America since 1973. That is a lot of innocent blood being shed. That is a lot. Innocent blood being shed in a land is a very, very serious crime in Yahweh's eyes.

The very first human being who was ever born, Cain, became a murderer.

After the violence that had been done on the earth and He had cleansed it with the flood, Yahweh said:

Genesis 9:5 - "Surely for your lifeblood I will demand [a reckoning]; from the hand of every beast I will require it, and from the hand of man. From the hand of every man's brother I will require the life of man.

6 - "Whoever sheds man's blood, By man his blood shall be shed; For in the image of Elohim He made man.

7 - And as for you, be fruitful and multiply; Bring forth abundantly in the earth And multiply in it."

See, the reason why murder is such a serious crime in Yahweh's eyes is because Yahweh created us in His image.

Imagine, Yahweh creates Adam out of the dust of the ground, but then another entity-- whether man or beast-- comes along and kills Adam. That would be a personal attack on Yahweh Himself, right?

Yahweh formed man, and someone comes along and destroys him. That would be a personal attack against Yahweh Himself. Just as if you were creating something-- you built a very, very nice house-- and someone comes along with a bulldozer and just mows the whole thing down. That would be an assault against you, right?

And it is no different-- when one man takes the life of another, it is really a sin against Yahweh Himself. And so, that is why He says:

Proverbs 6:16 - These six [things] YAHWEH hates, Yes, seven [are] an abomination to Him:

17 - A proud look, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood,

18 - A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil,

Proverbs 6:19 - A false witness [who] speaks lies, And one who sows discord among brethren.

And so, we are talking here about what Yahweh calls an abomination. And I can see why it would be, especially innocent blood. I think about that now. There is no more innocent than the time you haven't even been born, yet-- as I said earlier.

And the importance of not allowing innocent blood to be shed in the land was so high in Yahweh's eyes that in the Torah He set up these cities of refuge. In Deuteronomy chapter 19, verse 1, it says:

Deuteronomy 19:1 - "When YAHWEH your Elohim has cut off the nations whose land YAHWEH your Elohim is giving you, and you dispossess them and dwell in their cities and in their houses,

2 - "you shall separate three cities for yourself in the midst of your land which YAHWEH your Elohim is giving you to possess.

3 - "You shall prepare roads for yourself, and divide into three parts the territory of your land which YAHWEH your Elohim is giving you to inherit, that any manslayer may flee there.

Deuteronomy 19:4 - "And this [is] the case of the manslayer who flees there, that he may live: Whoever kills his neighbor unintentionally, not having hated him in time past --

5 - "as when [a man] goes to the woods with his neighbor to cut timber, and his hand swings a stroke with the ax to cut down the tree, and the head slips from the handle and strikes his neighbor so that he dies -- he shall flee to one of these cities and live;

Deuteronomy 19:6 - "lest the avenger of blood, while his anger is hot, pursue the manslayer and overtake him, because the way is long, and kill him, though he [was] not deserving of death, since he had not hated the victim in time past.

7 - "Therefore I command you, saying, `You shall separate three cities for yourself.'

8 - "Now if YAHWEH your Elohim enlarges your territory, as He swore to your fathers, and gives you the land which He promised to give to your fathers,

Deuteronomy 19:9 - "and if you keep all these commandments and do them, which I command you today, to love YAHWEH your Elohim and to walk always in His ways, then you shall add three more cities for yourself besides these three,

10 - "lest innocent blood be shed in the midst of your land which YAHWEH your Elohim is giving you [as] an inheritance, and [thus] guilt of bloodshed be upon you.

All this because He did not want innocent blood being shed in the land. He went through all this trouble with the cities of refuge. That is why they are there.

Ultimately, it was actually because of innocent blood being shed in the land that Yahweh had the Jewish people go into exile to begin with into Babylon.

In 2 Kings 24, verses 1-2, it says:

2Kings 24:1 - In his days Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim became his vassal [for] three years. Then he turned and rebelled against him.

2 - And YAHWEH sent against him [raiding] bands of Chaldeans, bands of Syrians, bands of Moabites, and bands of the people of Ammon; He sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of YAHWEH which He had spoken by His servants the prophets.

2Kings 24:3 - Surely at the commandment of YAHWEH [this] came upon Judah, to remove [them] from His sight because of the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he had done,

4 - and also because of the innocent blood that he had shed; for he had filled Jerusalem with innocent blood, which YAHWEH would not pardon.

That is why they went into exile. Because of the innocent blood.

Psalms 106:35 - But they mingled with the Gentiles And learned their works;

36 - They served their idols, Which became a snare to them.

37 - They even sacrificed their sons And their daughters to demons,

Psalms 106:38 - And shed innocent blood, The blood of their sons and daughters, Whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; And the land was polluted with blood.

They were offering their children to these demons, like Molech, for instance. And that is why they did it. They thought that that idol wanted that. And so, that is what they did.

That is pretty awful. I mean, talk about devotion. It seems like the idols get more devotion than Yahweh does sometimes.

But, you know, sacrificing your son or your daughter is a bad thing, of course, to an idol. But if it is in ignorance, because you just don't know any better, or whatever, okay, that is one thing.

But to knowingly, purposely, intentionally sacrifice your own son and daughter on the altar of convenience, or, "I want to finish my school," or, "I wasn't ready for a child, yet," that is even worse, isn't it? I mean, isn't that worse, really, if you think about it?

You place yourself up as an idol, and you say, "My will and what I want to do is more important than this child and its life." Talk about cheapening human life. We want to defend, as the conference says, the sanctity of life. But we live in a culture of death, don't we?

Do you know the place where the children were being sacrificed was known as the Valley of Hinnom?

2Chronicles 33:5 - And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of YAHWEH.

He is talking about Manasseh.

2Chronicles 33:6 - Also he caused his sons to pass through the fire in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom; he practiced soothsaying, used witchcraft and sorcery, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the sight of YAHWEH, to provoke Him to anger.

And so, he shed all this innocent blood.

2Kings 21:16 - Moreover Manasseh shed very much innocent blood, till he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another, besides his sin by which he made Judah sin, in doing evil in the sight of YAHWEH.

This is the innocent blood that is being spoken of that Yahweh would not pardon.

Now if there is anyone listening to this broadcast today, or in this room today, who has ever had an abortion, I want you to know, this is not the end of Manasseh's story. If you continue reading about Manasseh, in 2 Chronicles, you will find out he got sent away, but then he repented of his sins and he was restored and Yahweh forgave him.

So he was forgiven for the sins that he had done. They were some of the worst ever in Israel. He was forgiven for them. They had no knowledge of Yahushua back then. And yet, he was restored and forgiven because of his repentance.

And so, yes, shedding innocent blood is a crime of epic proportions in Yahweh's eyes, but He gives more grace if we are willing to receive it. He pardoned David, didn't He, for his sin? He murdered an innocent man (Uriah), stole a man's wife, committed adultery-- and yet, he was forgiven.

Now, he suffered consequences for it. His own child that was to be born, Yahweh ended the child's life, and trouble never left his house after that. And so, there were consequences.

But I feel like we need to understand what is really happening in our world today. This is the shedding of innocent blood, a crime of major, major proportions.

We have to understand the importance of it because it is all just kind of where we are desensitized to it, you know? "Oh, yeah. Another year, another million abortions. I'll go sit back and watch a football game," and do nothing about it.

I just don't think that is what Messiah would be doing-- doing nothing about it. I think that we are called to love, and those little babies in the womb do not have the ability to defend themselves. They can't say, "Wait! Don't do this!" So they depend on us to defend them, to defend the sanctity of their lives.

Yes, they call it abortion. Yahweh calls it murder. What is worse is it is the parent of the child who is the initiator of the crime, hiring hitmen to do the ugly work.

I am not trying to hurt somebody's feelings, but that is really what is happening. And we have to understand what it is and all the ugliness of it for us to be upset enough and concerned enough that we will take action, because the spirit of Molech is alive and well. It really is.

And like I said, it is probably worse than the spirit of Molech because they thought they were doing the right thing, you know, by appeasing this demon. They thought this is what their creator wanted them to do. But this is just out of self-centeredness.

Now, interestingly, this Valley of Hinnom, where Manasseh had shed all this innocent blood, later became a place in first-century Judaism where they burned all their garbage and animals, and whatever. This valley was like a stench, you know. It was this garbage. And that was the Valley of Hinnom.

And it was the Valley of Hinnom that became a euphemism for the lake of fire, commonly called "hell" (Gehenna). Gehenna is the Valley of Hinnom. That is what it is. And Yahushua mentioned this:

Luke 12:4 - "And I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.

5 - "But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you, fear Him!

And the Thayer's Lexicon says here: 1067 geenna {gheh'-en-nah} Meaning: 1) Hell is the place of the future punishment called 'Gehenna" or "Gehenna of fire." This was originally the valley of Hinnom, south of Jerusalem, where the filth and dead animals of the city were cast out and burned; a fit symbol of the wicked and their future destruction.

I find it interesting the very place where innocent blood was shed became the place as a metaphor with what Yahweh will do with those who shed the innocent blood. Very interesting.

So what would the child say if we were not there to speak for them? What would those babies be saying?

Psalms 139:13 - For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb.

14 - I will praise You, for I am fearfully [and] wonderfully made ; Marvelous are Your works, And [that] my soul knows very well.

Psalms 139:15 - My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, [And] skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

16 - Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When [as yet there were] none of them.

Wow! I know this is David speaking, but this is the closest thing I can find in Scripture to what it is like to be there, you know, to what he is describing. And just as it is wrong to kill a child outside this place known as the womb, the place of residence does not matter.

How many of us remember the Holocaust? You probably studied it and heard about it. And some of the younger people, I don't know how much you have heard, but there were 6 million Jews who perished because their life was not considered worth anything.

I wrote a poem years ago. The Holocaust: "A vision of slaughter I have seen in pictures. They seem so far away, yet so near to my heart. How could it be? How could humanity be so cruel? More than six million killed in the days of slaughter. Yet many stood by with excuses in their hearts.

"Some looked the other away, pretending it did not happen. 'They are not really human,' some said in those days. They were used for medical research, thrown away in dumps. Some burned, others dismembered or tortured beyond recognition. But it wasn't Hitler who directed this slaughter I am speaking of here.

"It wasn't the Nazi's I am talking about here who brought their doom. It was the doctors and the mothers who killed their own innocent. Children in the comfort of a mother's womb..."

The Holocaust is still going on. It is not over. And this time, the most innocent are the target. "... It was far more than six million. Over 40 million since 1973. On average, 2,756 babies a day are murdered by their own mother in the United States alone. Many would save them and give them a home... if only they legally could. And I wish I could."

We have a responsibility. I posted this to my website a number of years ago. How many of you feel this way, "If there was something I could do, I would"? We have to cry out against it.

Remember wrath will come upon the nation that sheds innocent blood. The earth cannot bear the sin of innocent blood being shed. It will spew man out or fire will cleanse it. One or the other. Just like Ezekiel.

He was told, "Put a mark on those who are crying out against the abominations that are taking place here. Put a mark on them. I will spare them from judgment. The rest, you are just as guilty. You are not crying out against it."

We have to cry out against it! All of us have a responsibility to be actively doing something to deliver those who are drawn toward death.

Proverbs 24:11 - Deliver [those who] are drawn toward death, And hold back [those] stumbling to the slaughter.

12 - If you say, "Surely we did not know this," Does not He who weighs the hearts consider [it]? He who keeps your soul, does He [not] know [it]? And will He [not] render to [each] man according to his deeds?

He puts that responsibility on our shoulders. He does... if we do not deliver them.

I think what this means is that we all have a responsibility to be doing something. Something! Big or small, everybody ought to be doing at least something. We can't turn a blind eye. We cannot act like this is not happening. We cannot just go sit idly by while children are being murdered.

Just because it happens to be in a medical clinic where you don't see it-- you don't see the limbs of the child going through the suction machine-- doesn't mean it is not happening. It is.

Now Yahweh put a responsibility before us, as Hector quoted earlier today. In the book of Genesis, it says:

Genesis 2:15 - Then YAHWEH Elohim took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it.

So Yahweh had created Adam and put him in this garden, and says, "Take care of this for Me." And so, this was Adam's purpose. This is the reason why Adam was created-- at least partly.

And so, I want you to understand that He also has a created purpose for all of us, as new creatures in Messiah, to also tend to a garden.

In Matthew chapter 9 and verse 35, it says:

Matthew 9:35 - Then Yahushua went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.

36 - But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.

37 - Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest truly [is] plentiful, but the laborers [are] few.

There is all this harvest sitting here and no one is going out and getting it. Isn't there a proverb about the lazy-- they plant; they don't harvest; they are too lazy? The lazy man does not even gather what he planted?

Matthew 9:38 - "Therefore pray the Master of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest."

Laborers! It takes work, it takes effort, it takes a vision-- to be able to envision the harvest you are bringing in for His Garden.

So just as Adam was created to tend to a garden, we have a garden outside... (I mean, we have a garden right here)... but, we have a garden outside these walls here that we are supposed to be tending to as people who are serving Yahweh. He wants us to be a laborer.

Now, not all of us have the same function. Not everybody should be behind a microphone. Not everybody is going to run sound. Not everybody is going to help with the meals. Everybody has a role in the body of Messiah, but we all have a responsibility to be doing something, to be active in the body of Messiah.

Remember what Yahushua said about the sheep and the goats? The goats, they looked at the needs of the people around them, and all they did was do nothing. That is all they did.

They just saw the needs: "Oh, there is a sick person over there. Yeah. There is someone in prison over there. Yeah. Sorry to hear that. I will pray for you. Be warmed and be filled." Right? And that is all they needed to do in order to be a goat-- do nothing.

Whereas the sheep, they are out there taking care of the sick. They are out there caring for the needs of others. They see the needs and they care. They love. They love, and so they do something about it. They care about the other person. And so, this is what I am trying to get to.

The church mentality is, there are the ministers and laborers up front, you know. And then there are the pew-warmers in the back who sit back and pay for their services: "Here, serve me for this much money, and that will be my relationship with the Father."

This is a daily thing. We have to take it home. We have to take it right here. No one is a pew-warmer really. Nobody is called to sit back and be served the last I checked. Nobody.

Yahushua came and spoke to the disciples, and He said:

Matthew 28:18 - And Yahushua came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.

19 - "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

20 - teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.

And so, Yahushua has been given all power and authority, and the inhabitants of the earth have been given over to the enemy. They have chosen him as their ruler. You know, Satan did not become a ruler of this world because Yahweh said, "Go, rule this planet for Me."

No, He told Adam to rule the planet, and Satan took that position, and said, "I'll be your ruler. I'll take you where you want to go." And that is how Satan became the ruler of the world.

Yahushua said, "All power and authority has been given to Me in heaven and earth. Put them under My tutelage, under My care. Let them be My flock. I'll be their Shepherd."

So our created purpose in Messiah is actually identical to the created purpose of Adam when he was placed in the garden. Look at this. It is amazing!

Matthew 28:19 - "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

20 - teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.

"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them... and teaching them to observe." So it is not just go out and make a convert, say a sinner's prayer and walk away. Make them disciples. Make then "taught ones." Teach them to observe "the things I have commanded you."

It is not about saying a prayer and walking away. We have to serve people who come into the body of Messiah, yes. But in order for them to come into the body of Messiah, we have to go out and bring them in.

But that is identical to what Yahweh told Adam and Eve to do in Genesis: "Be fruitful and multiply."

Genesis 1:28 - Then Elohim blessed them, and Elohim said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth."

He is telling us the same thing. We are here, and He is saying, "Be fruitful, bear fruit, bring souls in, be a laborer in My harvest, and multiply." It is really the same.

So, I will tell you something. We are always happiest when we are doing what we were created to do. We really are. It is awesome!

Years ago we had these ducks. We bought ducks, you know. I don't eat duck, but we have a pond in front of our house and we just thought it would be really neat to see ducks kind of floating around there and to look out and see the green grass and ducks enjoying the water there.

So we went out and got these Muscovy ducks. And they are the only domesticated ducks that can fly. And we got them from somebody at a swap meet there in Missouri. And these ducks had never seen anything other than this little plastic tub, you know-- a little wading pool for toddlers you buy at Wal-Mart, gigantic tubs.

That is all they had ever seen as far as water is concerned. And so, we set these ducks right on the edge of our pond.

Now we were concerned they might fly away somewhere else, you know, because they have all this freedom. So what we did is we just set them there for a couple of days. They had the water to drink because we put them there on the edge of the water and we fed them as they are in this cage.

They are "chomping at the bill" I guess you could say. They are just sitting there looking at that water. And let me tell you, when we let those ducks out of the cage, I have never seen anything like it. It was glorious.

They came out of that cage and they were just flapping and splashing in the water, ducking their head down, their little tails were waddling. They were just having a great old time! It was like they had been in prison for so long and had never seen anything other than what their reference point was-- this little tub of water.

And they see this pond, and it was like, "Wow!" You could see the jubilation they were manifesting because they were doing what they were created to do. Right? And that is like us. We are going to be happiest when we are doing what we are created to do.

And what we are created to do is this-- that is our purpose, from Genesis chapter 1-- to be fruitful and multiply, to bring more children into the Kingdom. He said, "Go forth. Be fruitful. Take care of the garden and multiply. Bring more children in." And Adam, if he had stuck with it, would have been happiest having done that.

But that is not how it turned out. The first child that was born from Adam became a murderer. You know the rest of the story.

Yahushua came to bring us back to what? I think Mike Abbaduska said one time, "If there was one verse to sum up the Bible, it would be, 'Let's make man in our image.' " Yahweh made Adam in His image. Adam chose not to be in His image. He chose to sin.

And so, come back. Here comes Yahushua, who actually walked in the image of Elohim. And because it is no longer we who live, it is Messiah living in us, we are restored once again to the image of Elohim. That is the goal. That was Yahweh's intent in the very beginning: "Let us make man in our image."

And He wants to make others in His image, too. And we have that calling on our life to do that. And I will tell you, we will be happiest if we are doing that. Think about the joy you would have knowing you saved a life.

My wife, years ago, there was a friend of ours who was going to have an abortion. And she sat in the car with her and played two songs by this Cisco, Texas group that were written aimed at tugging at the heartstrings and bringing those who were considering abortion to a place where they would not choose to do so.

Very beautiful songs. And she played those two songs and the woman chose not to have an abortion. And a boy was born. He was named Duncan? Dillan? It was a long time ago. Fifteen years ago, maybe. And it turned out the child was born almost on her birthday.

But there is a satisfaction when you see the child moving and breathing and to know that if you had not been there to intervene for that baby, that the child would be, you know, in some sink somewhere, or in some trash can.

And so, there is joy in doing these things. There is joy in it. And this is why I am saying, I had to kind of tell you the bad news before I could tell you the good news. The bad news is there are really awful things going on. The good news is we can do something about it and make a difference.

As soldiers in Yahweh's army, we are called to report for duty every day and go forth and do exploits for the King of kings. As a people in exile to Babylon, we are seeking to gather together an army of foot soldiers who are willing to not think they are in a time of peace. Because we are not in a time of peace. We are in a time of war.

And it is the most important battle in the world. It is a war for the souls of people, a battle for the souls of men and women. Nobody is on the sidelines. There are no cheerleaders in this battle. There really isn't. There are no spectators. We are all in it. Right now.

There is a battle going on for your soul, for my soul, for Hector's soul. Everybody. There is a war going on, and it is not some sport you watch every once in a while. It is an ongoing battle, and it is happening right now.

And we are called to recognize the battle and do something to join the side of Yahweh and His ways-- not sit back and watch and cheerlead. Do something.

And you think about the ramifications of this war. It has eternal consequences, eternal ramifications.

Does anybody see the dot, the little tiny dot right there on the screen? How big is that dot compared to the room? It is pretty small, right? It is not very big. How about, how big is the dot compared to Chicago, Illinois? How big is the dot compared to the state of Illinois? It is a little speck.

How big is the dot compared to the entire planet? It is just a speck of a little thing. How big is the dot compared to the solar system? How big is that dot compared to the universe?

That dot represents our life compared to eternity, because our time here is so, so miniscule compared to the trillions and quadrillions and decillions and however many "illions" of years there are in eternity. And the decisions that we make today, the things that we do today, affect what happens outside the dot.

And we need to have this mind. This is what Yahweh sees. And everybody is focused on the dot... and what goes on in the dot... and what people will think of them while they are in the dot... and what they can get while they are here in the dot.

But if we can look outside the dot for a minute and look at eternity and look at the Kingdom and what He is offering us, we need to have a vision for that. We need to instill a vision for life outside the dot in the age to come in the lives of our children. Pastors have a responsibility to instill that vision in their congregation.

Are you focused on the little dot? Or eternity? We need a vision for the Kingdom.

I see the children here, the young people, and they are doing a lot of great ministry. Don't just watch them. Join them! Be a part of it. As we encourage them, do it yourself. Wonderful!

But think about that. Are we spending our time being a part of the solution, turning people to righteousness? Or are we acting like the treasures Yahweh offers us outside the dot are not that big of a deal?

There was Jacob and there was Esau. Esau didn't really care about the blessing of Yahweh. Well, he cared, but when it came down to the time he was going to die for it, he said, "Well, I'll give away my birthright. Here, just give me the mess of pottage, please. What good is it to me anyway if I am not alive to enjoy it?"

He did not have a vision for life beyond himself. But Jacob, he would not stop until he got the blessing from the angel. "I will not let you go until you bless me."

"Sell me your birthright." Now he did it in unscrupulous ways, but he valued it. And that is the question for us. Do we value it? Do we value His blessing?

When Yahushua said, "If you knew what was waiting for you when people said evil against you and used you and cast your name as evil," He said, "you would leap for joy!" You would LEAP for joy!

Imagine that. Someone saying something terrible about you. "Whoo-hoo! Yes! Chalk one up for me. I'll take it." And they go look at you like, "What in the world? Do you have some hope in you I don't know about?" Yes, I do. Absolutely, I do!

This is what I am talking about. We have to get out of the "this world" mindset and look to eternal things.

Now everything we do will advance the Kingdom of Yahweh or the kingdom of His enemy. Every thought, every decision, what I am going to do today, can advance one kingdom or the other. And there are practical things that we can do to advance the Kingdom of Yahweh in terms of saving souls.

Most of my ministry is online-- EliYah.com Online Ministry. I don't have a lot of time because of the busyness of that to do a lot of local ministry. But one time, in 2010, we went out on a three-month-long ministry trip (10,000 miles).

We didn't take any money bag, because I said, "I can't really afford the trip, but if anyone wants to send in donations for gas and for lodging (we took an RV, a camper), send it in. I will just go however long I can and see what happens."

And donations came in. Requests for visits came in. People needing to get baptized. We ended up going 10,000 miles, 21 states and 63 baptisms. That was Yahweh! Really.

Now two of the families we ministered to and with are here in this room today. Hector and Reese Velazquez-- they are in the back corner. They lived near Washington D.C. at the time and we visited them.

And we went to the mall there in Washington D.C., passed out tracks, and almost got in trouble because we were passing out tracks at the Lincoln Monument. We weren't supposed to do that there. But we did some ministry there with them, and that was a great blessing.

Another family we ministered with was the Nelson family. They wanted to be baptized, so we baptized them all. Then we went and did some ministry together. And they lived at that time in New Orleans. Now they live in Wisconsin. Talk about weather extremes. And then Hector and Reese now live in Michigan.

Now you would think New Orleans-- this is not too far along after the hurricane went through-- you would think, "Okay, that is pretty much the armpit of America down there." I mean, it is pretty immoral.

And we, as believers, you know, I have always thought, "Where are all the believers in California? You can hardly find any." It is because whenever you do hear of one, or I hear of one, in California, one of the first things they do is move out of California, because they don't want to be around all that debauchery.

But I thought, "Okay, New Orleans." Obviously, Yahweh judged that town pretty severely. But you know what? New Orleans became one of the highlights for us in ministry. It really did.

We went into the homeless shelter-- the Nelson family and our family. I think, also, Glenn and Jenn Robin may have come with us that day, too. They are probably watching the broadcast right now. But we went out into this homeless shelter and they wanted us to do some volunteer work. And it was amazing because we weren't even supposed to be there.

They had like a two-month-long waiting list to even go there and volunteer, but just by a miracle, it opened up that we were going to get to go there while we were there in New Orleans. And so, we ended up going through all their donations. And they said anything that is not any good just toss it in the dumpster over there.

So we go through the things. "Oh, the Santa Clause figurine-- that is no good. We don't need that. Christmas tree decoration-- it goes in the dumpster." So we threw away the Christmas items. I thought it was pretty crazy, but it was junk. It really was.

Well, there was a gentleman next to me and he says something about he keeps the Sabbath Day. Really? He works here and he keeps the Sabbath Day. That is interesting. And we heard they were going to do like this discipleship program, this Bible study they were doing there, at such and such a time.

And we walked into the room where they are doing this class for the homeless men. And on the whiteboard the name "Yahweh" is there in Hebrew. And we sit down at the table where the men are going to be taught, and I look over by the VCR/DVD player and like a Brad Scott DVD there.

And then, the guy comes in and we find out this homeless shelter-- the biggest homeless shelter in New Orleans-- is run by a Torah observant believer in Messiah. And he brings homeless people in and disciples them to Torah and Messiah.

It is the only homeless shelter we visited on the whole journey, and of all of them we could have gone to, this is where He put us. And they are serving the homeless there. And they invited me to share a message the following day, and I did.

And I told the homeless men, "Look, Yahushua was homeless. The disciples were homeless. Just because you are homeless doesn't mean you are worthless. They turned the world upside down. What can you do? You didn't come here to be served. Go out and serve! Go talk to your fellow homeless men about Messiah and what He has done for you. Do something."

And quite a few came up afterwards and were moved by what I had shared. And then, we wanted to go to the abortion clinic and do some protesting.

So we got some signs together and started making up these signs. At Wal-Mart they have these big Styrofoam, very light... I don't know even what you call them... I think they are made by Borden, or something... and then some lettering.

This is one of the Nelson girls putting a sign together. And I am not sure who this is. This might be my daughter making this sign here. And so, we got these signs together, and we went down to the New Orleans abortion clinic. And our plan was to do some protesting there.

And so, there we were. This is a picture of us there in New Orleans. And we are all walking the sidewalk there. But look at the sign and what it says here: "We'll raise your baby until you can." And this was birthed out of that poem-- "I wish I could do something to save them."

And I tried to look at this from Yahweh's perspective. And so, okay, we might take a baby into our house, love it, nurture it, care about it, raise it. It might be two years old, and the momma comes back, and says, "I want the baby now."

And because we didn't try to take legal custody, "Here, there you go. It is your baby. We did the best we could." That would be a hard thing to do, but it would save a life, so it is worth it.

Women have adoption as an alternative, but what if they are like, "You know, I wish I could have a baby right now. But I just can't right now. I just can't." But if they had the hope that one day they may be able to raise that baby... maybe a year, when they get their life back together, whatever... they might choose this option.

And so, we held these signs up, and the truth is, if you are willing to do this for this woman, think about what kind of ministry that would be to her. Think about this. That would be a family willing to serve her... for a year... two years... by taking care of her baby for her.

Isn't that a manifestation of what Messiah is really all about, being willing to serve people? Isn't that really what it is all about?

This is where the rubber meets the road. You can keep the Sabbath Days, keep the Feast Days and not eat pork. That is all easy stuff, man. Do something like this, that is self-sacrifice. That is what Messiah is talking about. Not just speak against abortion, be willing to serve. Serve in a large way.

Listen, brothers and sisters, Yahushua kept telling us, we have to be a servant. If you want to be the greatest, you have to serve. And by offering to serve in this very selfless manner, we are manifesting the life of Yahushua to this world.

And the Nelson's were already foster parents. They have adopted children. They are already in that position. There were other families who offered to do this as well. And what we need is an army of families who are willing to do this and an army of people willing to go out and save those babies.

The truth be told, in all likelihood, offering to do that would open a door of ministry to the mom to where she may become a believer before the baby is even born and that she would be the one raising the baby. And then she would be coming to places like this.

Well, this is what I am talking about. And that raised some eyebrows in town. But I will tell you what happened.

One of the women who actually worked at the abortion clinic-- I couldn't believe it the first time I heard it. I wasn't there when it happened, but one of the women who worked inside the abortion clinic, a counselor of the women who decide whether or not they are going to abort or have the child or adopt, or whatever, she came outside.

She saw us walking around with these signs, and she goes, something to the effect of (and I can't quote it verbatim because I wasn't there), but it was something to the effect of, "You guys would really do this? You would take someone's baby, raise it for however long, and when they said, 'I want the baby back,' you would give the baby back to them?"

Yes, we would. It would save a life. If that isn't a witness for the importance of the sanctity of life! And she says, "Are you an organization?" No, we are just a bunch of families that got together, and here we are. We just wanted to do something. I have a website. I have a ministry. I gave them my phone number.

But we were not an official 501c non-profit. I don't do any of that stuff. So, she says, "You know, there may be some women who want that option. I will keep your phone number."

And think about this. This women counsels people to maybe murder their child. Who knows? How can two sides be so far apart, come together, and say, "Hey, what about this option?" And they go, "Huh, well, maybe so."

That is what being Yahushua-like is all about. That is what we are called to do-- bring us together. At least, in this one point.

Now another amazing thing happened that day. This is all divinely appointed. I have no doubt in my mind.

I want to mention this before I go on. Why do mothers choose abortion? According to the statistics:

• 75% say having a baby would interfere with work, school, or other responsibilities. Maybe they want to finish school. Maybe they want to get a better job or something. This gives them an opening, something... "Okay, I am not ready right now, but here is this family willing to do this. And so, maybe we could work something out.

• 75% say they cannot afford a child right now. These are the reasons they give for abortion. Now we talked about how insane that is in the beginning of our study today, but we are providing a solution.

• 50% say they don't want to be a single parent or they are having problems with their husband or partner. Who knows if we might step in, and say, "Okay, we will take care of your baby until you get your problems worked out," and they are going to be like, "Okay, well, can you help us? We are having this problem in our relationship. Can you help us?"

Yahushua is the answer. And we have just manifested Yahushua to them. That is what it is all about.

• 12% say they have a health issue. And we have learned that that is sometimes overblown.

But you know, the greatest anti-abortion protest you can have is to save the souls of men and women, because once they become a believer in Messiah, they are going to value life like we do. And then, that turns people away from abortion one soul at a time. That is the greatest protest you can make.

The second greatest is to go out into all nations, in the trenches, and talk to them and intervene for them and deliver those who are drawn toward death as Scripture says.

So here we are. Now look behind me. Do you see some construction stuff going on there? Some dirt and some yellow tape? We came to the sidewalk to protest, but half the sidewalk was under construction.

When we first got there we thought, "Oh, man. We only have this little sidewalk to walk back and forth." What was there... only 20 of us there, or something? And we were all there. And so, this is us. And it just happened to be that day the men with the concrete trucks come in. And they are pouring the sidewalk that day.

All this noise and stuff going on, and we are sitting there trying to do this protest. And then they all kind of pack up and leave. And I'm looking over there at this wet concrete. Do you get the idea? So I walk over and I just kind of sit there on the grass next to the wet concrete. I am looking around... no cops... and I write: CHOOSE LIFE!

Someone actually came along and erased it. What in the world? I didn't even see them. I never even saw the person. I thought, "Who in the world did this?" It was like, did a demon come in there? And so, I sat back down on that spot and looked around and wrote it again.

And Brother Eric here took a picture of it, but I can't find it right now or I would have it up there for you. But, as far as we know, it is still there to this day.

And it just so happens, the way this is constructed, there is a parking lot in the back-- unless you take the trolley-- and in order to get to the abortion clinic, you are going to follow the sidewalk. You are going to come to the spot where the corner is and that is where I wrote "Choose Life."

And you are going to turn left, and then there is another pathway going toward the entrance to the clinic. And so, they all pretty much are going to follow, if they are on the sidewalk, by that little writing there: "Choose Life."

And so, you cannot explain that in the natural. That is supernatural. Those kinds of coincidences tell us, "Look, Yahweh is with you on this." He really is. And He will do amazing things.

Now we have some other places we turned heads. This is Washington D.C., and Robin and Jennifer Smith were there. We were just a few blocks from the White House here. And we are standing out there. And then there were some counter-protesters across the street. But we turned some heads.

And then here is a really good point one of the Nelson girls came up with: "One person can change the world. What if it's your baby?" A really good point. We don't have to put a big old ugly sign up there to change hearts. I have seen some of that. I have been a part of some of that.

We did some really radical protesting in Branson. This guy had a sign that was really ugly of a baby being aborted. This was when I first started off. And it was at least from here to at least halfway to the ceiling and across. It was gigantic. And it just angered people.

And the guy I was ministering with goes, "Within five minutes we will have a cop here." He had done this all the time.

Now the cops can't do anything on public property as long as you keep moving on the sidewalk and you are not blocking anybody from traversing the sidewalk. If you keep moving-- you can't stand still-- they can't do anything about it on a public area.

A woman came out of the tourist center there (we were in front of the tourist center), and just cussed me out. I mean, literally, cussed me out. And I just kept saying, "I love you anyway. I love you anyway." She didn't know what to do with me. She just turned around and walked away.

It ruffled feathers. I mean, people were angry. And I just started thinking, you know, maybe someone will look at that and decide not to have an abortion because they realize what it really does, that it is not a blob of tissue.

Maybe they have a point and maybe there is a place for that, but I don't know. I kind of like what we did there in D.C., in New Orleans, and we also went to North Carolina, and I think one other place. And I like it better.

I like this. Who can resist that picture right there? Her name is Harvest. That is her name. What a fitting name for a fitting picture. And when you take your children out there, I think that is a witness, too, that these are children. They see: "Oh, look at those beautiful children. I want children." And so, this is a difference we can make.

Now all of us can make a difference. We really can. So when I was invited here, this is the vision I am hoping to communicate that will hopefully result in a call to action. And there are also a lot of families listening online and also on DVD. We have a DVD we send out every week.

Now what is the root cause behind the abortion? I mean, here is the problem with abortion, but what is causing the pregnancies that ultimately result in abortion?

The hidden sin underneath abortion is lust. It really is. It is lust. And the sin that is really kind of underneath lust is the provocation of lust through immodest dress and loose behavior and mass media including photos and videos of such.

And so, sometimes I really wonder if people understand the purpose of intercourse is to have a child.

The way the world's mentality is, it is almost like this child shows up. "It is an intrusion in my life." And yet, this is the purpose for the act to begin with. This "foreign object" shows up-- Oops!

The world is so perverted and so fixed on having its rights to have intercourse with whomever and wherever, they have forgotten the natural law that exists what this act is really for. And so, the connection between intercourse and babies, they do not have any room for that.

That is why they want contraceptives so they can think they have their cake and eat it, too. But, as usual, who bears the brunt of the parents' mistakes? The children. The most innocent in society are expected to pay for the crimes and improprieties and improper behavior of the adults.

Because two people want to have the pleasure of intercourse without having a child in the picture, they murder the baby. That is insanely immoral. It is immoral to have the abortion to begin with, but they want that.

I know virginity is not valued that much today. Instead we have these boyfriend/girlfriend things going on and people acting like they are married when they are not married. And there is no commitment to each other. And so, there are these children showing up because they do things they are not supposed to until they are married.

And, therefore, we have abortions. Millions of them. Irresponsible, deadbeat dads.

Children who have no father in their lives are 70 times more likely to be fatally abused than children who have a father in their life. Seventy times. It is serious.

In Yahweh's system there are no unwanted pregnancies. There are no women getting pregnant without a responsible father there. In Yahweh's system there are no venereal diseases. It does not exist in Yahweh's system.

In Yahweh's system a child will be assured of the stability of having both a mother and a father to raise them. It is only man that allows himself to be led by his own flesh, rather than Yahweh's Spirit, that results in all the problems that we have.

Broken homes, adulteries, lusts-- these end up hurting children. They hurt children. If you don't hate lust now, think about what lust causes: babies to be hurt, children to be hurt, fatherless children. Yahweh has a heart for the fatherless. He has a real heart for the fatherless.

And so, what a mess. It is no wonder Scripture says:

1John 2:15 - Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

16 - For all that [is] in the world -- the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life -- is not of the Father but is of the world.

17 - And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of Elohim abides forever.

The lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, ultimately produces abortions, broken homes and unwanted children. That is where it leads. It is the driving force behind abortion. It really is.

If there was no lust of the flesh and lust of the eyes, there would be no abortions. Each man would possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor and save their lusts for the one and only wife that Yahweh has provided them with and rejoice in the wife of their youth and drink water from their own cistern and not another.

And so, yes, abortion is a sin and we ought to make a strong stance against it, but we need to understand the driving force behind it and make a stand of moral purity, modesty in dress, and be part of the solution rather than part of the problem.

Imagine if the way a person is dressed, some man thinks, "Man, I want some of that," and goes and has unbiblical relations with someone, a child is conceived and then murdered. I just couldn't fathom being part of the equation of something like that. I wouldn't want to be.

I would want to be an agent for Yahweh to bring people to righteousness and to life, not to unrighteousness and death.

So if that doesn't make us hate sin, hate lust, hate sexual sin even more, I don't know what else will. I mean, that is where it leads.

So why don't we say our children deserve a better future? Let's be pure in our conduct. Let's be pure in our dress. Let's be pure in our behavior and set a standard for the world to look up to because we love children.

Modest dress is revealing a love for children because we are helping to be a part of the solution rather than provoking lust in others.

So children come into our lives. They are completely helpless. They are under our complete and absolute control and power. That comes with a huge responsibility. A huge responsibility. Will we love them? That is what Yahushua wants to know.

Will we love them? Will we value them the way He did? He said, "Let the little children come unto Me. Forbid them not. Of such is the Kingdom of heaven." That is the value He places on their lives.

If you want to know the true morality of a nation, look at how they treat their children. You will know.

Now our nation has laws that allow for child abuse of the worse kind: Death by dismemberment in the womb, burning children in saline solution. It is high time we do something about it.

We, as Yahweh's people, should not be content to sit back and let the Christians of these various churches around us go out and do their anti-abortion stand. We have to make a stand. We have to be a part of this, also. Maybe more so. We need to be doing something to deliver those drawn toward death.

We all have a role of some kind, some kind of calling in this area. But just take the first step-- something-- and keep on walking and watch what happens.

Maybe Yahweh has you involved in another area. Some people have different callings, different areas of concentration, to which they minister, and that is okay. But I really, again, feel we all need to make a stand in some capacity for the sanctity of the lives of the most innocent ones among us.

And if we do that, Yahweh is with us-- all of heaven is with us-- standing there with us. And no one will be able to stand against you because He is with you.

Don't sit back and wait for somebody else to lead. Take the step. Get started now. Tonight. Let's do it. Let's do it, because the most powerful Being in the universe will be with you. And if He is with you, that is all you need.

So I am calling us all to accountability today. All of us. Myself... all of us. So as we go about our Father's business, may Yahweh bless you, and may Yahweh have mercy on us all. Thank you.

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