The Pre-Birth Civil Rights Movement

A Perspective …Maybe because it’s my ‘Birth’ Day in 2 days, I’m thinking about this!

In my travels to many other parts of the world I have the opportunity to interact with a lot of different people and cultures. At times, the topic of abortion comes up. I remember talking to a person in europe one day and I mention that in our nation, it is possible to have an abortion right up to the moment of delivery. At first, they thought I was joking and then when I made it clear that I was not joking at all, the response was shock and disbelief. ‘No, that can’t be true’ is how they would respond to me. In all honesty, I was a little shocked that they were shocked since I viewed their culture as more liberal than ours in many other respects. So, I’ve mentioned this fact to a number of different people around the world from Asia to South America and the response has pretty much been the same. My experience is that people around the world can’t believe it’s true!?

I understand abortion remains a controversial topic in America and in the world today but more and more in America, as science advances and truth is heard and seen of actual abortion methods, the consensus is changing even if the laws are not reflecting that reality now. It seems hard to understand why it is okay for a child in the womb not to have any constitutional right or civil rights in our modern society. There are no laws that have been upheld in America that speaks to the humane treatment of an unborn child. Literally, and grossly, an unborn child safely in its mother’s womb can be cut up and dismembered alive, vacuumed out and discarded as a waste product. We would be horrified if this was happening on a daily basis to puppies. Are we so calloused and polarized in our stances that this does move us at all?

I am the proud father of three children and seven grandchildren. I’ve had the opportunity to be at all of their births and now with modern technology to see my unborn grandchildren with 3D and 4D sonogram imagery. When they are birthed, they look and act outside the womb just like they were inside the womb. They move, yawn, raise their arms, kick their feet, open their eyes, suck their thumbs and listen to the sounds of their environment. They think with their brain, their heart beats and we know by scientific studies that they listen and are affected by the things they hear and experience in the womb. At or before 20 weeks they can feel, cry and scream from pain. And because this baby is not born, can we say it is not alive? Can we so easily totally dismiss the child’s humanity, by using the term ‘fetus’? Does that justify the tortuous death of an unborn child in a health clinic? Where is the human dignity and compassion in that approach? Especially, when you interject the concept of viability. Viability is the fact that this child can and could easily live outside of the mother’s womb. According to our current laws and morals, one second after birth, to tortuously cut up and dismember this child and throw it away would be considered an heinous crime worthy of the severe penalties of murder and yet a second before, in the safety of its mothers womb this same action is deemed okay. Where is the logic in that? Who is denying science now? There might’ve been a day when we did not know as much about child development in the womb scientifically but that is not today. In fact, that day is long gone. We know specifically what is viable and what is the reality of a child’s life in the womb. We are without excuse and must deny our eyes, our conscience and science to believe what is going on today is okay. Christian, atheist or humanist alike would be united that this is not logical, tenable or justifiable. Should we protect the unborn or should we torture, maim and kill them? Should we protect the most innocent and helpless among us or hurt them? Isn’t life, liberty and the pursuit of a happy life the most basic right we espouse? Is every life precious or not? Should the government be involved in protecting this most basic right to life in our nation or not? It is involved in 196 other nations around the world restricting abortion.

Most young men and women who say they are pro choice in their belief system have a strong tendency to change their stance when given the opportunity to see the reality of an abortion procedure on a fully formed ‘fetus’/child. Why is that? It is because your eyes do not lie, it is human and it is a helpless child. ‘What about the rights of the mother and her body?’ many might exclaim as the highest priority. I thought the helpless were the ones who needed the most protection in our society. I understand the agony that must go on with unplanned pregnancies. Of course, we do have the means to prevent most of these things today, but even at that, an unplanned pregnancy can occur. This can be an inconvenience and a physical, emotional, mental and financial hardship. There is a truth to that circumstance, but the question is what is right to do if that circumstance arises? Someone might be able to make an argument for a early term abortion, that’s not something I subscribe to at all in my belief system but what I don’t understand is the argument for a late term abortion. ‘The life of the mother is at stake’, you say. Are you saying that a late term abortion is less of a health threat that a C section that could be performed and give the child a chance to live? I believe that would be a very rare circumstance since C-sections are performed 1000’s of times without complications every day in our nation and around the world. Is partial birth abortion less of a threat than a live birth? Again, that would be a rare case and thus would make late term abortions rare, instead of one taking place every hour in America, over 10,000 a year.

Most Americas are now pro life to one extent or another, especially, in regards to late term abortions. Even many liberals are beginning to agree.

Only 4 countries in the all the nations of the world have unrestricted abortion laws.

Kristen Powers:

‘The United States is only one of four countries in the entire world which allows abortions to be performed so late, and for any reason. You read that right. We are one of four out of 196 countries in this world. As Kirsten Powers pointed out in her piece, “I Don’t Stand with Wendy Davis,” which has been referenced by Live Action before:
One can assume I am also not the only woman in America who is really tiring of the Wendys of the world claiming to represent “women’s rights” in their quest to mainstream a medical procedure—elective late-term abortion—that most of the civilized world finds barbaric and abhorrent. In many European countries, you can’t get an abortion past 12 weeks, except in narrow circumstances.’

It was Bill Clinton in 1996 that vetoed the law passed by Congress banning the practice of partial birth abortion (which Hillary supported as well) citing the health of the mother, but really, how can a partial birth abortion (where the baby is 80 % born before killing it) be any safer or less threatening to a woman’s life that a C-section or live birth? And it is the platform of the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton that stands for no restrictions on abortions at all. She has called laws that would restrict late term abortions (after 20 weeks) as ‘Extreme and Unacceptable’. She said recently that a ‘fetus’ has no constitutional rights at all’. Their goal is to keep in place ‘Abortion on Demand’, unfettered abortions in America right up to moments before birth or in the case of partial birth, moments after birth. These forces have even withstood laws that would have put into place stronger health standards and preventative measures at abortion clinics. Who and what are they really protecting? The some $1.1 billion a year abortion industry? Abortion has become a dogma to the left. God forbid a mother would have to see the reality of what is formed inside of her before she decides to kill it.

Hillary says that unrestricted abortion is a fundamental right for women. She staunchly and vehemently supports Planned Parenthood and yet we’ve seen the videos of how they conduct their business. 51% of Planned Parenthood’s budget goes toward abortion services and 40% of the abortions performed in America are done through their organization. Big Business!

Of course, it is a well documented fact that the founder of Planned Parenthood did so with the intent of limiting the births of minority children in America. She said of these children, “They are…human weeds,’ ‘reckless breeders,’ ’spawning… human beings who never should have been born.”

In “Pivot of Civilization,” Sanger penned her thoughts regarding immigrants, the poor, and the error of philanthropy. Sanger’s ideology of racial and social hygiene bleeds through her writings on breeding an ideal human race:
They are…’human weeds,’ ‘reckless breeders,’ ’spawning… human beings who never should have been born. She went on to say ‘Organized charity itself is the symptom of a malignant social disease…Instead of decreasing and aiming to eliminate the stocks [of people] that are most detrimental to the future of the race and the world, it tends to render them to a menacing degree dominant.’

She promoted “Birth control is nothing more or less than…weeding out the unfit.” Sanger famously coined the term “birth control” with the intention of eliminating the reproduction of human beings who were considered “less fit.” In her writings from “Morality and Birth Control” and “Birth Control and the New Race,” the Planned Parenthood founder noted that the chief aim of the practice of birth control is to produce a “cleaner race.” Sanger’s vision for birth control was to prevent the birth of individuals whom she believed were unfit for mankind:
Her words are hard to listen to…
‘Knowledge of birth control is essentially moral. Its general, though prudent, practice must lead to a higher individuality and ultimately to a cleaner race.’
‘Birth control is nothing more or less than the facilitation of the process of weeding out the unfit, of preventing the birth of defectives or of those who will become defective.’

Her approach was that these are “Human beings who never should have been born at all.”
In “The Pivot of Civilization” and “A Plan for Peace,” Sanger describes the eugenic value of eliminating persons – minorities, the sick, and the disabled – through sterilization or segregation:

Every one of the Republican candidates that started off the field this year for the Presidential race, stated their position as Pro Life, protecting the lives of the unborn, as is the position on the Platform of the of the National Republican Party in 2016, as well, as it’s been for years. When you are voting, you are not just voting for an individual person but for the protection of many lives yet to be born with the hope and promise of life they possess.

In a recent Gallup Poll it was reported in 2016 that 69% of Americans believe that abortion should either be illegal or only legal under certain circumstances and only 29% believe that abortion should be legal under any circumstance and 2% were undecided.

What about the financial ramifications? If you do not want the responsibility or have the capability or financial ability to raise your child, there are people waiting on adoption lists around the country and around the world looking for an opportunity to adopt a child. For those impoverished, there is medical financial aid for the care of you and your baby that has been made available. These are the realities of our modern world. How is it that we still turn to the most barbaric optionof ripping apart an unborn child in order to try and solve these problems? We seem to have a movement for every right and protection possible in our world today, especially turtle eggs, eagles nests and animal life we feel is worthy of preservation. Is it so out of the question that we would seek to have the pre born humans of our world be given some dignity, humane treatment and civil rights. That’s right! Pre-Born Civil and Human Rights. A right to safety in the womb and the right to be given a chance in life and be born.

Yes, a woman has rights and she has a choice. But does that right override the right to life that an unborn child should be afforded as the most helpless among us, especially when it is viable. Is a fetus just a mass of muscle, bone and brain cells and tissue that just happens to look and act just like a human and is the essence of the life that will be realized if it has a chance to live? No, obviously and logically, it is human life. Why can’t we protect that life. In most cases we chose to have this child or to perform the actions that conceived it, don’t we then have an obligation to protect it?

I understand that this is very controversial for some but as a Christian and a member of a civil and advanced society, in actuality, I don’t understand?

The Lord Says Set the Time : Pastor Jane Hamon

A couple months ago as I was in our morning time of prayer at Christian International, I was walking and praying when I heard the Lord say, “Set the Time!” I looked at my watch and it read 8:47. I looked at the clock on the wall and it read 8:42. I humorously thought to myself, “Hmm, is it irritating God that the clock on the wall is running slow?”

My husband is always fixing details like that – straightening pictures, resetting clock hands…so I went over to “set the time.” When I did I noticed that there was a logo in the middle of the clock and under that it read, “Established 1847”. It was 8:47 and I was setting the time on a clock that read 1847. Seemed to me God was up to something!

As I continued to walk and pray, I initially had a couple thoughts. First, I recognized that in this Jubilee season we are in a “set time” of favor. In Psalm 102:13 God declares, “I will arise and have mercy on Zion, for the time to favor her, yes the set time has come!”

We know this is a strategic time to draw on the favor of the Lord, not only for personal advancement and blessings but for the divine purposes of Heaven being worked in the Church and in our nation. Scripturally you find that whenever favor shows up, everything changes!

When God gave Israel favor in the sight of the Egyptians everything changed! They were released from bondage and given great wealth which launched them into a new season for the nation to move forward and be established. We are in such a time right now individually, corporately and in our nation.

Secondly, I recognized that the clock was running behind time, and the movement of the hand forward was a sign that God is catching us up into His timetable. Every place there has been delay, resistance, hindrance, distraction or any other work that has taken us out of God’s timetable, God is now initiating the work to catch us up and put us right in the middle of His plan. (Photo via Jane Hamon Facebook page)

Again, this can have an application for personal areas of breakthrough, as well as for the Church and our nation to advance past places we may have been bogged down or off course.

Scripture with 8:47

Yet as I continued praying, the Lord said again to me, “Set the Time.” When He repeated Himself I realized I wasn’t getting the full impact of what He was trying to say. So I began looking up every Scripture that had a reference of 8:47 to see if I could further discern this message. I found that in all of Scripture, there were only three verses that had an 8:47 reference.

The first and only Old Testament reference is found in 1 Kings 8:47 “…and if they have a change of heart in the land where they are held captive, and repent and plead with you in the land of their captors and say, ‘We have sinned, we have done wrong, we have acted wickedly’…”

In this passage Solomon is dedicating the temple. He is appealing to the Lord and asking that if the nation ever faced a time when, because of their sin, they were taken into captivity and then recognized their wrongdoing, repented and turned their hearts back to Him, would God heal them and restore them (see 1 Kings 8:46-51). Wow!

They could actually set the time for their deliverance through properly positioning themselves before Heaven to receive freedom and restoration. We are in such a time right now.

The second Scripture was found in John 8:47 when Jesus was speaking to the crowds and said, “Whoever is of God will hear the words of God.” This is an emphasis on how imperative it is for us to hear God’s voice in order to change our world.

But the third Scripture resonated with me for how we work with God to set the time for our miracle. It is found in Luke 8:47 and is the story of the woman who had an issue of blood who desperately pressed through the crowd to lay hold of the hem of Jesus’ garment: Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at His feet. In the presence of all the people, she told why she had touched Him and how she had been instantly healed.

When she reached out and touched Him, full of faith and expectation, Jesus stopped and said, “Who touched Me? His disciples replied, “Lord, many are touching you…we are in a crowd!” But Jesus said, “No, someone purposely touched Me because I felt virtue/power go out of Me.” (See verse 45-46). And the woman was immediately made whole.

God is Waiting on Us to Set the Time

As I discussed this with the people I was praying with that morning, it became clear that this story was part of the heart of what God was saying. Most of the time when Jesus was healing the crowds of people He was doing that which He saw the Father doing. But in this instance it wasn’t Jesus that “set the time” for this woman’s miracle, but rather the woman “set the time” through her faith, desperation and determination.

Many times when we are believing for a miracle we may feel we have positioned ourselves and we are waiting on God, when in fact, God is waiting on us to activate our faith to “set the time” for the release of the supernatural turnaround. (Photo via Pexels)

We see this principle with the very first miracle Jesus ever performed in John chapter 2 at the wedding of Cana. Mary, Jesus’ mother, came to Him with her crisis. The bride and groom had run out of wine to serve to the wedding guests. Jesus replied to His mother, “Woman, what does that have to do with Me? My hour (or My time) has not yet come.” Jesus Himself was telling her, “It is not time yet for Me to do miracles.”

Yet in the very next verse Mary tells the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it!” I suspect that there may have been more to the conversation between them. I envision that when Jesus told her, “Mom, it’s not time yet for Me to display My miracle power,” Mary may have said, “Listen! I am Your mother and You will do this for me!”

In other words, Jesus said it is not time yet, but Mary set the time by putting a demand on the anointing she knew He carried. She reached into the future and pulled it into the NOW!

Now is the set time of favor for the people of God! In the words of John G. Lake, “If the Spirit doesn’t move me, then I move the Spirit!”

Now is the time for us to “set the time” and put a demand on the anointing of God to release miracles of provision, turnaround, healing and Jubilee. Pull your future miracle into the NOW by activating your faith and pressing into His presence as never before. Remember, every day is Jubilee when you are in Christ!

A Nation Ripe for Revival

From Apostle Tom Hamon

As I was praying about the current state of our nation and the church, I felt the Lord say that there were 3 things we were going to have to fight against in this season in a significant way:  FEAR, FATALISM and FATIGUE!

FEAR …The enemy would love to cause us to operate in fear and panic and withdraw in isolation and discouragement because of world events and cause us to cower in a cloudy fog of political correctness and persecution instead of operating in the clarity of biblical spiritual correctness with faith and courage to be the saving grace of salt and light in society that he has called us to be.

FATALISM  …Again the enemy’s plan is to cause us to retreat into a fatalistic escapism approach that says that we are living in a time when things are going to get worse and dark and so we are just going to have to hunker down and accept what is happening as God’s will and what has been prophesied.

FATIGUE   …The temptation is to be weary in well doing and allow disappointment to rule our emotions and cause us to either emotionally burn out and wear out instead of spiritually firing up with urgency and energy to make the difference we are called to make  in this hour.

In Contrast, I believe what the Lord is saying is that it is time to have FAITH, FIGHT, and become a FORCE for what is Right!

I believe that this Nation is Ripe for Revival, Awakening and Reformation.  Every Great Awakening and  Revival in history has been born out of the most desperate of times of economic turmoil, societal upheaval, moral depravity and corruption and an atmosphere of cruel mocking and persecution of the church.  I believe this is truly a TURNING POINT TIME in the spiritual life of Our Nation!

Let’s have faith and decree DIVINE REVERSAL and the next GREAT AWAKENING in our Generation!  As Isaiah 60 decrees, in the midst of deep darkness covering the earth and many people, let’s work to see the Church Arise and Shine as never before in our generation!