The end of Roe vs. Wade? and, No presents at Christmas!
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Lord, thank You for meeting my daily needs as You have promised in Your Word. I look to You and Your alone for my sustenance through life, and thank You for Your faithfulness. Please help me to be a good steward of the funds You entrust into my care during this life, and give me favor in my finances, and wisdom in my decisions. In the name of Jesus I pray...AMEN!
***THE DAILY LIVEPRAYER TV NUGGET: Wednesday, could be the start of an answer to literally BILLIONS of prayers over the last 48 years. On Wednesday, the US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Mississippi abortion case that was clearly designed to once and for all force SCOTUS to decide the viability and Constitutionality of Roe vs. Wade. In 30 years of ministry on the front lines, I can assure you that nothing brings out satan and his demons like challenging the killing of innocent babies. Please remember, despite the screeching and howling from the media if Roe vs. Wade is ended, it simply means that the issue of abortion goes back to the individual states. Each state will take up the issue of abortion and decide if they want killing innocent babies to be legal or not in their state. My best guess is you will end up with 25 states where it will still be legal, and 25 states where it will be illegal. States that legalize abortion will no doubt market abortions like the cruise ships and island vacations destinations do. Weekend packages at high end “abortion spas” will become common place. So the hysteria from the baby-killing industry like Planned Parenthood is simply their frustration that slaughtering babies any time, any place, for any reason may be coming to an end. THANK YOU JESUS! So please be in prayer in advance of the oral arguments Wednesday. The final decision will ultimately come down next spring. My best guess is that Roe will be struck down 5-4. Justices Thomas and Alito will vote it down. Justices Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan will vote to uphold Roe based on stare decisis which is a legal term to let the precedent of Roe stand. That leaves Chief Justice Roberts and the three Trump appointees, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Coney Barrett. I would be shocked if Roberts doesn't side with the 3 liberal Justices despite supposedly being a “conservative.” So it will ultimately come down to the three Trump appointees who all have very conservative voting records, though they will be under INCREDIBLE PRESSURE from within the court to vote to let Roe stand. Pray God moves on their hearts to take this historic stand for LIFE and once and for all take our Federal Government out of the business of killing babies!!!
I am saddened every morning as I open the business page to read about another company laying off thousands of people, or this Christmas season, FIRING PEOPLE FOR TAKING A STAND AGAINST THE CHINESE-FLU VACCINE. While it is only a number in a story to most, the fact is each number is a very real life, with a very real family, that will probably be facing very real financial issues because of losing their job. While there is never a good time to lose your job, it is especially difficult at this time of year.
We are expected to buy gifts for our family and close friends. We are expected to decorate our homes. We are expected to attend various parties and events. All of these require EXTRA MONEY, over and above our normal monthly living expenses. This time of year that is supposed to be personified in the word JOY, quickly becomes a nightmare for many who simply don't have the money to do all they feel they are expected to do.
First, let me reiterate the point I made last week. Christmas is NOT about gifts. Christmas is NOT about decorating your house. Christmas is NOT about parties. Christmas is the day each year that we set aside to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is HIS birthday. THAT is what Christmas is all about, celebrating the birth of our Lord.
Of course, it is impossible to deny the gross commercialism that marks this time of the year. But we have choices. We CHOOSE to get caught up in how the world celebrates Christmas. I have yet to read a news account of someone that was forced at gunpoint to go to the local shopping mall and spend thousands of dollars on presents. I realize that if you have children, being able to provide them presents on Christmas morning is important.
However, what is MORE important is making them aware of what Christmas is really about. The greatest gift that you can give your children this Christmas is NOT some toy that they will forget about in a month. The greatest gift that you can give your children this Christmas is the knowledge of what this blessed day is really about...the birth of Jesus!