Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Woe to those who shed innocent blood!
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 the LORD 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 the LORD which He had spoken by His servants the prophets. 3 Surely at the commandment of the LORD 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 the LORD would not pardon. (2 Kings 24:1-4)
There are few sins that God says He will not pardon. However, along with the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, the sin of filling a city with innocent blood, God has identified as a sin that is unpardonable. There are churches in Australia that condone the murder of babies in their mothers' wombs for the sake of the mothers' convenience. This is the murder of innocent blood. There will come a time when God shouts, "ENOUGH!" at which time the destruction of the World Trade Centre will pale into insignificance.
Now is the time for the church of Australia to repent. Now is the time to stem the flow of innocent blood. For when our land is saturated with innocent blood, there will be no appeasing the wrath of the Triune God in His full-blown anger.