Historical background: In the book of
Genesis, Joseph, the son of Jacob who had been sold into slavery in
Egypt by his brothers, interpreted the dreams of the Pharaoh in
Egypt. Joseph predicted seven years of rain and
seven years of drought. He recommended that Pharaoh
plan for the drought.
In the seven years of drought, Canaan, the home of
Jacob, was affected as well. Jacob sent his sons
to Egypt to purchase grain. The brothers were surprised to find
Joseph, their brother, in charge of the grain.
Joseph brought his family to Egypt
and provided food for them. Over time,
however, Joseph died and the new Pharaoh did not
The new Pharaoh was concerned
that the Israelites were a foreign
people in Egypt, and their numbers were
growing. Pharaoh took the Israelites captive
and enslaved them.
To address the numbers, he ordered the
midwives to kill the male babies. In Exodus 1:16, "When
you are helping the Hebrew women during childbirth on the delivery
stool, if you see that the baby is a boy, kill him; but if it is a
girl, let her live."
This is the first recorded instance of
gender-based abortions. It was abortion on demand by
Pharaoh and as a matter of convenience for the Egyptians.
The midwives, however, feared God and could not do as
ordered but instead reported the Hebrew women were vigorous and
gave birth before they arrived.
When abortions did not deter the numbers of
the Israelites, Pharaoh ordered all male babies to be thrown in the Nile
The Israelites became so oppressed in their
slavery and the killing of their children that they cried out to God.
They could not help themselves or protect their families.
Only God could help them.
2:23-24, "The Israelites groaned in their slavery and cried out,
and their cry for help because of their slavery went up to God. God
heard their groaning and he remembered his covenant with Abraham,
with Isaac and with Jacob."
Is this not where
America is today?
Gender-based abortions were
prevalent when the people of Israel were slaves in
Egypt. It was the government that ordered the abortions by
killing the boy babies.
A type of abortion being
practiced in America today is gender-based abortions.
Abortions on demand or for convenience are as gender-based as
any reason given for abortions.
And when our government
gives people the right to kill babies that is only one step
from the government ordering the killing of babies.
To have the right by law to kill is not any different than
the government allowing the killing of babies.
Secondly, while America does not
consider herself enslaved as in the case enslaved to
man, America is enslaved to sin. Promiscuity is but
one example of our slavery to sin.
Same sex marriages; free sex; non
Defense of the Marriage Act (DOMA) between a man and a woman;
and abortion on demand, gender-based, or convenience; with free
contraceptives are all demonstrations of promiscuity.
America has become enslaved to sin
through promiscuity. Enslavement to sex is rampant across
America. The standard of the day is it is OK to engage in
sex without thought of consequences and without accountability.
Should pregnancy occur then just
have an abortion and kill the baby as a matter of
convenience. Then you can continue again.
The President promotes
promiscuity by executive order. Funding of Planned
Parenthood, abortion clinics, free contraceptives, and the Roe vs.
Wade Supreme Court decision has killed over 50 million
babies without even a whimper of remorse from us.
The slavery and the killing of
their children brought the Israelites to recognize that
their only solution was to cry out to God. Exodus 3:9-10, God
speaking to Moses, "And now the cry of the Israelites has
reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing
The slave masters over Israel were
actually Israelites themselves. Their own people were forcing
them into slavery. Our own people are forcing us into a
life of sin with the rule of law. We have accepted our
enslavement to sin as the status-quo.
We want God out - we do not want to
offend - we must be tolerant - it is the law of the land - we
fear what can be done to us - and some actually
agree abortion is OK - IS THIS NOT REASON TO CRY OUT TO GOD?
Will America cry out to God?
We will not see change until we cry
out to God. He will make a way for us out of our
enslavement to sin. Is there another Moses "on the
back side of a desert" being prepped to deliver us from
bondage? Is there a person of God who will step
Most agree that America is not
crying out to God. We are just accepting the status-quo and
hoping for a political change as a solution - NOTHING COULD BE
FARTHER FROM THE TRUTH!
accepting the status-quo - or hoping that a change in the political
landscape will be the solution -- WE MUST CRY OUT TO
GOD! The cry could be led by pastors from
pulpits across America, or even a politician - BUT
remember it must be from us to God.
Are we so
oppressed that we need to cry out to God? I fear our
problem - we are not!