And the Philistine drew near and presented himself forty days, morning and evening.( I Samuel 17:16)
Upon this the fortieth anniversary of the abominable Roe v Wade decision which has split our nation on as profound a level as at the time of the American Civil War, the Story of David and Goliath comes to mind.
Bible stories such as this one are too often relegated to children’s books, felt boards, and sunday school lessons or sentimental preaching about the virtue of individual courage. This approach is misguided, Bible stories are for serious adults. Though historically true, they also serve as prophecies about the first and second comings of Jesus, as well as of the fate of Israel, the nations, and as a spiritual filter by which to interpret all of life.
In other words, David and Goliath replays itself in future history, so also the story of Joseph, Jonah, Noah, etc. Israel has yet to encounter GOG, the ‘Anti Christ’, the ultimate Goliath who will challenge her very existence until the ultimate ‘David’ from Bethlehem enters the final world scene to deal the decisive head blow to the final representative of all anti-God power on earth.
The application I get, on this the fortieth anniversary of Roe vs Wade, came to me when I read that Goliath stood out in a field and taunted Israel for forty mornings and evenings. That the inspired writer used the expression , ‘mornings and evenings’, draws attention to the sacred pattern of life in Israel, as ordained by the Law of God.
Every morning and Evening a sacrifice was made to God for the nation, indicating that Israel had seen her need for forgiveness by sacrifice, and had come to God as a constant supplicant.
Goliath chose to come at the very time of those sacrifices, his taunting was a profane mockery of Israel’s God, worship and sanctity. He stands there in the midst of the Holy land, as an obscene denial of everything Israel believed and professed, challenging and seemingly defeating all comers.
This is how I view the last forty years in America. Abortion and all that support it, is the visible evil, the monstrosity standing before us, defying everything America once stood for; the sanctity of life, protection of the weak and innocent, the future as an optimistic hope, the Christian nation*, liberty with self-control, self-government, etc.
For forty long years this abomination has publicly withstood all challengers, any elections or referendums to outlaw it, all political attempts to defund it( like a parasite it feeds off of the public trough), valiant movements such as Operation Rescue, and the countless other Right to Life movements, the opposition of the Catholic church, massive public demonstrations, sidewalk counselors, the crisis pregnancy center movement.
The Abortion movement taunts us, as Goliath did. For example Planned Parenthood recently gushingly announced that 2012 was a banner year for abortion. This eugenically inspired death corporation has also produced Christmas coupons, to give free abortions as gifts!
How Long Oh Lord?
There have been countless exposes of the Nazi like roots of Planned Parenthood, ( there’s Orwellian doublespeak in that name isn’ t there? ). but all to little or no effect.
The racist Margaret Sanger wanted to use abortion to eradicate ‘human weeds’, such as Negroes, and the Southern European Immigrants who were flooding our shores at the time. Sanger was driven by a vision of ‘racial purity’ that even earned her the admiration of Adolph Hitler and the early Nazi party.
Now at the end of the Forty years of daily taunting, Demoralizing , in your face evil, the debasing of public morals, the coarsening of women, the profaning of sexuality and the family, and the cheapening of all human life, Abortion has found it’s ultimate champion, Barak Hussein Obama.
Has Goliath yet reached his zenith, here in America? We hope so. This President would use his power to force Christians to finance abortions against their will, and is brazen about it, fining any who would dare assert their freedom of religion, a million and half dollars a day,(As he did the company called Hobby Lobby). He also championed infanticide in the cases where infants should be born alive in spite of abortion.
Obama taunts, mocks, struts and profanes the faith of all who would resist the sin of abortion.
Where do we turn at this juncture? In the story of David and Goliath, at the fortieth day of this tribulation, when it became obvious to Israel itself, that they couldn’t save themselves, God sent help.
Help came to Israel, in the form of a lad from Bethlehem, the future King David. This shepherd boy seemed to be the least likely answer to the problem, but Goliath proved no match for him. David cut off Goliath’s head with his own sword, and won the victory for Israel that day.
We have a heavenly David, Jesus, whose coming is soon. There is an ancient prophecy that by the “seed of the woman” a fatal blow will be rendered to the Serpent, a head wound,
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.(Genesis 3:15)
Dear God we cry out to you, please remove this blot from our nation, and heal the wounds that Evil has inflicted. Deliver us from evil, and from all who support it! May we be used to ‘snatch’ some of these evil doers out of the very fires of hell which they deserve, please put an end to this demonic slaughter of the innocent…bring this citadel of evil down dear lord, we beseech thee in Jesus name!
*I know America has never been a theocracy, in that sense there can be no Christian nation, but I refer to the overwhelmingly Christian consensus of most of our population from the Puritans, through the founders, nourished by several Gracious revivals, and even up into the last century.