Followers of Messiah: Let us Keep the Passover Feast

baby lambThe annual Memorial Feast of Passover is again approaching. This is one of Father’s annual Feasts, as commanded of all believers, in Leviticus 23.

The Memorial Feast of Passover is the first of the year’s Spring Feasts gatherings for Yahuwah’s [the LORD ‘s] people. This memorial gathering is Father’s way of reminding His people of His great redemption by the blood of the Lamb, and of His mighty salvation and deliverance.

Yahuwah Elohim [the Hebrew name for the LORD God] has commanded all who follow Messiah to observe this Memorial Passover Feast throughout all generations, as we read in Exodus:

And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and you shall keep it a feast to Yahuwah [the LORD] throughout your generations; you shall keep it a feast by an ordinance forever. (Exodus 12:14)

And you shall observe this thing [the Passover] for an ordinance to you and to your sons forever. (Exodus 12:24)

The Passover Feast is Father’s annual Feast/Meal gathering for us to remember His redemption and His deliverance — for the past, the present, and the future:

The Passover Memorial Feast remembers the past, by the re-telling of the story of Israel’s deliverance out of Egypt, by the blood of the sacrificial lamb.

The Passover Memorial Feast honours the present, by connecting the salvation and deliverance of Yahuwah’s people with the sacrifice of Yahushua Messiah [the Hebrew name for Jesus Christ], the Lamb of God.

The Passover Memorial Feast speaks of the future, by acknowledging the Marriage Supper of The Lamb in the New Jerusalem, when His Bride, who has been called to the marriage supper, has made herself ready.

Remembering Father’s Promises

Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am Yahuwah [the LORD], and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid [deliver] you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments: And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God… (Exodus 6:6-7)

The above Scripture passage is an important part of the traditional Passover Memorial Feast, which emphasises these four promises stated by Father God. The Feast [also known as the Passover Seder] is the annual remembrance of these four promises of Yahuwah to His people:

  1. to separate His people,
  2. to deliver His people,
  3. to redeem His people, and
  4. to make His people His own special treasure.

bread and cupThese four promises are beautifully illustrated and exemplified in the four traditional cups we drink during the Passover Memorial Feast.

This Passover Feast is also the time for us to obey Yahushua’s command: do this in remembrance of me — that is, the partaking of the body and blood of Messiah, just as He did with His disciples, and as He commanded us to do (Matthew 26:26-28; Luke 22:17-20; 1Corinthians 11:23-26).

Each year at Passover, it is the designated time to re-emphasise and renew our commitment to Father’s New Covenant with His people, through Messiah’s sacrifice.

At Passover we remember that Messiah is our Passover Lamb, who was sacrificed for us (1Corinthians  5:7-8). We also recall Father’s great promises of deliverance from the bondage of sin, and His abundant goodness and mercy as He leads us through the wilderness of this life.

Passover is the annual appointment to gather together as families with much thanksgiving for a very special appointment with our heavenly Abba (Daddy) Father.

The observance of the Passover Memorial Feast is just as significant as the keeping of the seventh-day Sabbath! Just as the seventh-day Sabbath was established before the giving of the Ten Commandments on Mt Sinai, so also the Passover Memorial Feast/Meal originated, and was established before Moses received the Ten Commandments on the mountain.

The Passover Memorial Feast is a night-time Feast/Meal at the beginning of the 14th Day of the first Biblical month, according to Messiah’s example. We need to be preparing now, as the first Biblical month approaches. The beginning of the first Biblical month occurs at the appearing of the new moon, along with the timing of the ripe barley.

Therefore let us prepare to heed the apostle Paul’s exhortation to observe this Feast, which is one of Father’s extremely significant and necessary ‘appointed times’ for all followers of Messiah:

Purge out therefore the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, as you are unleavened. For even Messiah [Christ] our passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. (1Corinthians 5:7-8)

As the above verses teach us, Messiah Yahushua [Christ Jesus], the Lamb of God, our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed for us! Therefore, let us keep this very special and significant appointed Feast!

Let us prepare for this Memorial Feast, as well as its second companion Feast — the Feast of Unleavened Bread — by literally cleaning out our homes of all leavening, as the Torah instructs us in Deuteronomy 16:3-4. Let us also be cleaning out our hearts as well, cleansing ourselves of the leaven [sin] of malice and wickedness. Let us keep these Feasts with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth!

He Brought Us Out, That He Might Bring Us In

The Passover Memorial Feast is the annual appointed time for us to gather in our homes and remember Messiah’s sacrificial death, and to give praise, honour, and glory to Yahuwah for the mighty deeds He has done on behalf of His children! His mighty and wondrous deeds include:

  • bringing us out of slavery into freedom,
  • bringing us out of bondage into liberty,
  • bringing us out of darkness into light,
  • bringing us out of sorrow into joy, and
  • bringing us out of mourning into dancing.

Notice Father’s purpose in bringing us out:

He brought us out from thence, that He might bring us in, to give us the land which He swore unto our fathers. (Deuteronomy 6:23)

The Memorial Passover Feast is the annual re-telling of Yahuwah’s awesome and wonderful redemption of bringing His people out! Father brings us out of bondage [HalleluYAH!!], so that He can bring us in — into His liberty, His kingdom, and His plans for His family!

Messiah tells us (Luke 22:19; 1Corinthians 11:25-26) that as followers of Messiah, we are to keep this Passover Feast, in remembrance of Him!

Therefore, Followers of Messiah, … let us keep the Passover feast!

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Blessed Are They That Hear and Keep God’s Word

God is looking for something. He is looking throughout the whole earth, for a certain type of person. And when He finds what He is looking for, He will regard that person with pleasure, favor, delight, and protection.

Why?

Because that type of person has what it takes to please God!

The most basic way to please God is to Have Faith — that is, to believe that God exists, and that He will reward you if you diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6)!  When a person has this kind of faith, he is on the pathway to finding God, and eventually pleasing God.

God has promised to reward those who seek Him, which is a very inviting promise. And there are many verses in the Bible that assure us that when we please God, we will be blessed and rewarded (Proverbs 16:7; Luke 11:28)

If we have even the slightest desire in to please God, then if we will look into the Holy Scriptures, the Bible, we will find what it is that pleases Yahuwah Elohim, [the Hebrew name for the LORD God], the True, Eternal, Immortal God of creation. And though He dwells in the High and Holy place far above the heavens, He dwells also by His Holy Spirit with those who are humble and know they need God’s mercy and love.

Since Yahuwah loves each one of us and wants only what is best for us, then it is to our great benefit and blessing to know, and do, what is pleasing to Him. Those who do the things that please God discover that many of their problems become smaller, and some even become insignificant.

Heart Characteristics that Please God

Several verses in the Bible tell us what Yahuwah [the LORD] is looking for, and what pleases Him. He is looking for certain heart characteristics among the children of men. Here are only a few of the verses:

Yahuwah [the LORD] looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. (Psalms 14:2)

For the eyes of Yahuwah [the LORD] run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect (completely) toward Him. (2Chronicles 16:9a)

to this man will I look (says Yahuwah [the LORD]), even to him that is poor (of a humble, lowly spirit) and of a contrite spirit (a sorrowful spirit), and trembles at My Word. (Isaiah 66:2b)

I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify Him with thanksgiving. 31) This also shall please Yahuwah [the LORD] better than (the sacrifice of) an ox or bullock that has horns and hoofs. (Psalms 69:30-31)

Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto Yahuwah [the LORD]. (Colossians 3:20)

From the above five passages, we can see 8 characteristics of the kind of heart God is looking for among the children of men, and what it is that pleases Him:

8 characteristics that please God

    1. A heart that desires to seek God
    2. A heart that is perfect (completely) toward God
    3. A heart that is of a humble spirit
    4. A heart that is of a contrite (sorrowful) spirit
    5. A heart that trembles at God’s Word
    6. A heart that praises God
    7. A heart that offers thanksgiving to God
    8. A heart that seeks to obey parents

These 8 characteristics are very admirable and noble qualities to possess. I have written articles about most of these heart characteristics, with links to these articles below.

But today I want to focus on number 5 of the above characteristics — a heart that trembles at God’s Word.

Notice again the above verse in Isaiah 66:

to this man will I look (says Yahuwah [the LORD]), even to him that is poor (of a humble, lowly spirit) and of a contrite spirit (a sorrowful spirit), and trembles at My Word. (Isaiah 66:2b)

Here we see a particular and unique characteristic that God is looking for — the characteristic of ‘trembling at His Word’. It must give Yahuwah great delight to find that His children are ‘trembling at His Word’. Yahuwah looks for this particular characteristic because it is a foundational quality for His children.

Love for Yahuwah’s Word

King David was a man who loved the Word of Yahuwah with a passion! Do we have such a passion for God’s Word?

Consider some of David’s expressions of love for Yahuwah’s Word found in Psalms 119:

  • I will delight myself in Your statutes: I will not forget Your Word. (Psalms 119:16)
  • And I will delight myself in Your commandments, which I have loved. (Psalms 119:47)
  • I have longed for Your salvation, O LORD; and Your Torah (law) is my delight. (Psalms 119:174)
  • Make me to go in the path of Your commandments; for therein do I delight. (Psalms 119:35)
  • O how love I Your Torah (law)! It is my meditation all the day. (Psalms 119:97)

King David wanted Yahuwah’s instructions, teachings, and guidelines, which is known as the Torah. King David cried out, “O that my ways were directed to keep Your statutes!” (Psalms 119:5) That verse has a plea that carries a deep yearning for God’s help! This is the kind of yearning we need! This is the kind of yearning that Father is looking for.

The English word ‘law’ in this Psalm is the Hebrew word ‘Torah’ which means, ‘the instructions, teachings, and guidelines of Yahuwah Elohim [the LORD God].’ So, in other words, we could say of verse 97 – O how I love the instructions, teachings, and guidelines of Yahuwah Elohim! It is my meditation all the day!”

King David certainly had his flaws and made his mistakes, just like the rest of us! He had his moments of triumphs, and also his moments of shameful failures. David failed miserably in the matter of Uriah. But are we any different? All of us have failed! The important thing is that David genuinely repented. He acknowledged his sin, and then he returned to following Yahuwah with all his heart. (See Psalms 32 & 51.) What a great example of repentance!

Let’s notice what David said:

I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto Your testimonies. I made haste, and delayed not to keep Your commandments. Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed Your commandments. Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept Your Word. It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn Your statutes. The Torah (law) of Your mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver. (Psalms 119:59-60; 119:66-67; 119:71-72)

From a very early age, King David had the habit of seeking Yahuwah. The Scriptures reveal that many times, “David inquired of Yahuwah [the LORD]” (see 1Samuel 23:2-4;30:8; 2Samuel 2:1; 5:19-23; 2Samuel 21:1). This habit helped David to repent and return to following Yahuwah. He knew Father’s goodness, lovingkindness, and mercy from experience. David humbled himself, admitted his sin, and returned to his love for Yahuwah and for the Word of Yahuwah. David returned to his habit of coming before the heavenly Father, bringing his concerns before Father. David returned to earnestly loving God’s written Word with all his heart.

King David had a heart that recognized Yahuwah’s Word as his most intimate comfort and companion, as well as his most Supreme Authority. David’s humility and honesty, and his love for Yahuwah’s Word, made him a man after Yahuwah’s own heart! (Acts 13:22)

Tremble at The Word of Yahuwah

King David said to Yahuwah, “My flesh trembles for fear of You; and I am afraid of Your judgments” (Psalm 119:120). King David, though a king himself, and who greatly loved Yahuwah, and yet, he trembled in fear of Yahuwah, The King of kings.

Do we have that kind of fear — to tremble in fear of Yahuwah?

We need this kind of fear! Yahuwah is our most Supreme Authority! We need to reverence the Most High God who rules in the kingdom of men. We need to honour Him in every way, trembling at His very Word (Psalms 33:4,6). Do we honestly respect God’s Word, establishing our whole life on His Word, just as Yahushua Messiah [the Hebrew name for Jesus Christ] our Saviour, told us:

And Yahushua [Jesus] answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word of God. (Luke 4:4)

As the Prophet Isaiah said, Yahuwah is looking for those who are humble, contrite (sorrowful), and tremble at His Word. That is to be our attitude toward the Word of God — reverence, awe, fear, and humility — because Yahuwah Elohim [the LORD God] is the ALL-Mighty God, Creator of everything, the Lover of our souls, and the One we will give an account to for all we have done.

Many of us need to adjust our attitude toward Yahuwah’s written Word, the Bible! His Word is in no way common or trivial, and especially, it is not debatable. The Word of Yahuwah is alive, powerful, sharp, piercing, and discerning of thoughts and motives (Hebrews 4:12)! We need to delight in God’s written Word, the Bible, and yes, tremble at His Word!

The Words of the Living, Eternal God

Trembling at His Word means we will be dedicated to studying and learning His written Word. It means we will have such a holy reverence and awe for Yahuwah’s Word that we fear to disobey His Word. It means we will diligently protect it and guard it (Proverbs 4:4,20-21). And, it means we will receive God’s written Word as it is — not as the words of men, but as the Words of the True, Living, Eternal God! (2Timothy 3:16)

Trembling at His Word means we will be careful to learn the difference between what Yahuwah has said in the Scriptures, and what are men’s religious traditions, made from twisting the teachings of the Scriptures.

Trembling at His Word means that we will love the Truth of the Scriptures. This can be seen when we earnestly desire to study the Bible for ourselves, to learn what it actually says — and then make any changes in our lifestyle and practices, to bring ourselves into obedience to what it says.

Trembling at His Word means we will be obedient to Father’s written Word. We will be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit’s guidance, which will always be in agreement with Yahuwah’s Word. And we will be sure to communicate our love for the Word of God to others, because we want to honour our heavenly Father in the presence of others.

“Oh, see to it that the Word of God is in you, in your very soul, permeating your thoughts, and so operating upon your outward life, so that all may know you to be a true Bible-Christian, for they perceive it in your words and deeds.” — Charles H. Spurgeon

Trembling at the Word of Yahuwah is a never-ending heart characteristic for the children of Yahuwah. When we maintain this characteristic (by the help and grace of God!), then we will be more inclined to grow and mature in the knowledge of Messiah Yahushua [Christ Jesus] (1John 2:5). Seeking to cultivate this precious quality will help us to maintain our reverent ‘Fear of Yahuwah,’ help us to come more ‘in line’ with His Word, and help us prepare to appear before the judgment seat of Messiah (2Corinthians 5:10).

Pleasing God

Walking with the heavenly Father is not a motionless condition. We ought to be growing and making adjustments in our lives periodically, as the Holy Spirit is guiding us into all Truth. If we are not allowing Father’s written Word to work changes into our behaviour, then we ought to be concerned! A static condition is evidence of someone who does not reverence Yahuwah’s Word. May it be that each one of us will be of a soft and teachable heart, earnestly desiring to please God, and walk in the Truth of the written Word of God for He is worthy of our devotion and love.

“I am training myself to approach every situation and decision with a single, simple question: How can I please my Father? In times of frustration or apparent failure, I seek to turn my focus from trying to solve the problem to maintaining an attitude that is pleasing to my Father, just as our Saviour said: ‘I do always those things that please my Father.’ (John 8:29).” — Derek Prince

Let us daily look to Yahuwah [the LORD], bowing before Him, seeking His mercy and His enabling grace to help us build and maintain this highly-treasured characteristic — to tremble at God’s Word. The heavenly Father is looking throughout the whole earth to support those who are humble, contrite, and who tremble at the Word of God. These are the characteristics that God is looking for! These precious souls will receive God’s blessing, for they are the ones who hear and keep God’s Word.

O God in heaven, thank You for Your great love and mercy upon me. Thank You for Your amazing written Word that leads me into all Truth by Your Holy Spirit. I ask You to help me and enable me to draw near to You, daily seeking Your direction. Help me to be obedient to Your Word, to delight in Your Word, and to maintain a sincere reverence and awe for Your Word. In Your Son’s name, Yahushua Messiah [Jesus Christ], I pray. Amen.

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The Baby in Your Womb: 3 Reasons to Refuse Abortion

From the beginning of time, the LORD God, the Author of all life, has established and set in motion, the whole process of how a baby comes into this world.

Each person is the divine craftsmanship of the LORD God’s own hands. From the moment of conception, God lays His hand upon every single baby, and begins forming and ‘knitting’ together a new human life, within the special workshop of a woman’s womb.

Nothing compares to the wonder of the creation of a human baby in the womb. The 9-month process is an amazing event, and the entire progression of this event is to be valued with great awe, respect, and love. God’s ways for bringing life into this world are miraculous and mysterious.

And that is as it should be! Because Yahuwah Elohim [the Hebrew name for the LORD God] is the High and Lofty One, who inhabits eternity! His Greatness is unsearchable, and His goodness is Great! His ways are much higher and more noble than the ways of mankind (Isaiah 55:8-9; see also Psalm 145:1-21)!

God’s goodness is great goodness, and the treasures of it can never be exhausted! The Lord is gracious to those that serve Him; He is full of compassion to those that need Him, slow to anger to those that have offended Him, and of great mercy to all that seek Him and ask of Him.” —Matthew Henry

Thanks to the tremendous advances of modern technology, we can now view the lively progress of a newly-conceived baby as he/she is growing in the womb! (See the amazing video links below.) After seeing the videos of the baby growing and moving inside the womb, there can be no excuse for us to question the validity of the life of a newly-conceived baby! Now every one can confidently know, without any doubt, that a newly-conceived baby is indeed a human life, a human person to be preserved, protected, and loved!

So why would anyone even think of aborting the divine craftsmanship of a newly-conceived preborn baby?? Sadly, there are many women who believe they have a so-called ‘good’ reason for aborting their baby.

But let’s take a brief look at only three of the many reasons for not seeking an abortion to end the life of a preborn baby.

The First and Most Important Reason For NOT Aborting a Baby

Life is a gift from Yahuwah Elohim [the LORD God], our Creator! Yahuwah is excited to bring forth His wonderful works of life being birthed from the mother’s womb. And He intimately knows and loves every child, from the moment of conception, when He imparts His ‘spark of LIFE’. Each human baby is God’s workmanship, and He has an eternal plan for every single one of His marvellous works (Isaiah 44:2a; Ephesians 2:10).

However, in some cases, the conception of a baby appears dreadful, or perhaps evil, as we discussed back in Part 2 of this series: Give Birth to God’s Plans. But in those unfortunate cases, God is able to take a situation that the devil intends for evil, and turn it into something good. By Yahuwah’s infinite wisdom, He creates a good plan, a specific plan, for THAT specific, individual baby! (Genesis 50:20; Psalm 104:24; Ephesians 3:20)

Regardless of some of the regrettable circumstances that surround the conception of some babies, the fact remains: when conception occurs, God has allowed the ‘spark of LIFE’ to happen! (Psalms 104:30; Job 33:4) ([1] – See Spark of Life video link below.)

No matter what a woman may be facing when she learns that a baby has been conceived in her womb, The First and Most Important Reason for not seeking an abortion is because her baby is a precious human being that God has ordained to be alive and live. Every baby is a human being that is valuable and worth protecting! God is the Creator of all human life, and therefore none of us have a legitimate right to eliminate and destroy any life — including the innocent life of a preborn baby.

Life is precious and is to be valued and respected. God considers life so extremely precious and valuable that He has commanded us in The Sixth Commandment, saying …You shall not murder‘ (Exodus 20:13).

A Second and Most Significant Reason For NOT Aborting a Baby

There are many dangers and risks associated with an abortion. The potential abortion complications can cause damage to a woman’s physical, mental, and emotional health, not to mention the death of her preborn child. Also, in some cases, complications associated with abortion may make it difficult or impossible to become pregnant in the future.

It is important for women to understand the risks and the complications associated with abortion. A woman may think that having an abortion will be a ‘quick-fix’ to her ‘problem’. But abortion is not just a one-hour appointment, during which time a woman who is ‘with child’ endures a little ‘discomfort.’

Certainly the baby in the womb will experience the pain and the torture of being sucked out of the mother’s uterus. But there are potential complications from a surgical abortion that the woman herself may experience:

  • Abdominal swelling and pain after abortion
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Uterine perforation
  • Incomplete or partial birth abortion
  • Cervical tears
  • Death (in rare extreme cases).

If it is a medically induced abortion, the potential side effects on the woman are:

  • Excessive uterine bleeding
  • Frequent uterine pain
  • Ruptured ectopic pregnancy
  • Pelvic infection
  • Incomplete abortion
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Death

So A Second and Most Significant Reason for not seeking an abortion is because your life as a mother, and as a precious creation of the LORD God, is also valuable and worth protecting! An abortion is an unnatural and traumatic procedure to happen to a woman’s body. The side effects of an abortion can result in permanent negative effects on a woman in all three aspects of her being — spirit, soul, and body. [2]

A Third and Very Serious Reason For NOT Aborting a Baby

We do not know the plans and purposes that Yahuwah has ordained for each and every person that is conceived. But it is absolutely true that each person that IS conceived is someone that the Creator of the universe loves, and has appointed to live and fulfill God’s plans!

Parents never know what plans their child will fulfill. None of us can foresee what a child may do and become in the future (Proverbs 27:1; Ecclesiastes 11:5-6). No one should ever think that a baby in the womb has no purpose. Every baby in the womb is precious and worth protecting!

Even though a mother with an unwanted pregnancy may be facing difficuties and hardships, it is not only her own future that is at stake. The future of her child possesses an infinite number of potential blessings to multitudes. Regardless of the hardships, we must realize that our choices affect others for time and eternity. Are our choices grounded in selfish-ness or self-less-ness?

Let me illustrate the outcomes of only three children who were born into an environment of what could be considered ‘difficult’ and, at the time, shameful.

Madame Marie Curie (1867 – 1934) was a Polish, naturalized-French physicist and chemist. Marie (Maria) was born in Warsaw, Poland in the Russian Empire, and was the fifth and youngest child of her parents.

Before Marie was born, her family had lost their property and fortunes through patriotic involvements in Polish national uprisings aimed at restoring Poland’s independence. When Marie was around seven years old, one of her older sisters died of typhus. Three years later Marie’s mother died of tuberculosis.

As her father struggled to maintain enough income for his family, Marie’s childhood was one of difficulties and hardships. Yet as Marie grew up, she applied herself to her talents despite her family’s poverty, and she eventually began to do pioneering research on radioactivity.

Her combined work in physics, chemistry, and radioactivity resulted in tremendous benefits to the Health and Medical community. Marie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person (and the only woman) to win the Nobel Prize twice, and the only person to win the Nobel Prize in two scientific fields. She was also the first woman to become a professor at the University of Paris. [3]

In the midst of their difficulties, Marie Curie’s parents could not have foreseen the amazing impact that their fifth child would have on the world!

George Washington Carver(1860 – 1943) was a black American agricultural scientist and inventor. Carver was born into slavery, in Newton County, Missouri, during the American Civil War, before slavery was abolished in January of 1865. His master, Moses Carver, was a German American immigrant, who had purchased George’s parents in 1855.

When George was a week old, his mother and a sister were kidnapped by night raiders from Arkansas. George’s brother, James, was rushed to safety, away from the kidnappers. Moses Carver sought to find his slaves, but found only the infant George, and was able to negotiate and gain George’s return. After slavery was abolished, Moses Carver and his wife, Susan, raised George and his older brother, James, as their own children. George was not expected to live a long life, for he was a frail and sickly child. But Moses and his wife encouraged George, and taught him the basics of reading and writing.

Just like Marie Curie, as George grew up, he applied himself to his talents, despite the many obstacles he faced as a black man in the Post Civil War era. After attending a series of schools, he earned his diploma at Minneapolis High School in Minneapolis, Kansas. Because of his interest in plants he eventually was able to attend Iowa State University, becoming the first black student at Iowa State. In 1894, Carver earned his Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, and received his Master of Science degree in 1896.

In 1896 Carver was invited to the Tuskegee Institute to head its Agriculture Department. Carver taught there for 47 years, developing the department into a strong research center. He became a successful agricultural scientist and inventor. He was widely recognized and praised for his many achievements and talents in the field of agriculture. [4]

In the midst of their difficulties, Carver’s adoptive parents could not have foreseen the amazing impact that their former-slave child would have on the world!

Alexander Hamilton (1755 or 1757 – 1804) was an American statesman, politician, legal scholar, military commander, lawyer, banker, and economist. Alexander and his older brother James were born out of wedlock in Charlestown, Nevis, a small island of the West Indies in the Caribbean Sea. When Alexander was young (possibly 10 or 11 years of age), his father James Hamilton abandoned his mother. Alexander’s mother worked to support her two children by keeping a small store. But within a few months, she contracted yellow fever and died in 1768.

After their mother’s death, Alexander’s brother James was apprenticed with a local carpenter, and Alexander became a clerk at a local import-export firm and given a home by a local merchant. Hamilton was a capable trader within the firm and became an avid reader, and later developed an interest in writing.

When he reached his teens, Hamilton went to New York to pursue his education. He had an early role in the militia as the American Revolutionary War began. In 1777, he became a senior aide to General Washington in the new Continental Army. After the war, Hamilton was elected as a representative from New York to the Congress of the Confederation

Hamilton is regarded as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. His ideas were helpful in laying the foundation for the American government and finance. Hamilton is generally regarded as an intellectually brilliant politician. [5]

In the midst of her difficulties, Alexander Hamilton’s mother could not have foreseen the amazing impact that her out-of-wedlock son would have on the world!

None of us know what tomorrow may bring forth. All of us have lives that are shaped by our own talents, ambitions, and environment. The above three examples are only three of the countless thousands of children who have grown up and have influenced others for abundant goodness. Every single person has within himself/herself the ability to do great things. But abortion cuts off and destroys the plans that God has for a person, and perhaps for the whole world.

So A Third and Very Serious Reason for not seeking an abortion is because the future of a child possesses an infinite number of potential blessings to multitudes. Yahuwah Elohim has plans and purposes for each and every person that is conceived. Let none of us ever be a part in cutting off the life of a child in the womb because that is a ‘slap in the face’ to our loving Creator.

Conclusion

It is true that our Creator has given every single person the ability to make decisions. Each one of us can choose to do whatever we please. Sadly however, it is a tragic fact that many people choose to do things that are wicked and unrighteous.

None of us can hide from Yahuwah Elohim [the LORD God]. He sees all we do, and He weighs carefully the thoughts and motives of our heart. One special Day, He will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, “for God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil” (Ecclesiastes 12:14; see also Isaiah 3:11).

All of the heavenly Father’s works are truthful, and His ways are right. And those who walk in pride, He is able to humble! (Daniel 4:37; Proverbs 28:18; 1Peter 5:5-7)

Whenever the conception of a baby happens, it is the start of a new life, and God has a purpose for that life! Let no one kill that life! That life, that baby, is someone whom God loves and has been ordained to be! God has plans for that baby!

Therefore, may it be that each woman who carries a baby in her womb acknowledge the great and unique responsibility she has, and give birth to God’s plans! May it be that every pregnant woman will firmly reject any and all reasons to abort her baby!

Father in heaven, I thank You for the precious Gift of Life! Help me Father to value and respect the Life of my baby. Help me to seek Your guidance, strength, mercy, and patience. I ask for Your grace to help me serve You by choosing Life for my baby and by honouring Your plans for my baby. I ask this in the name of Your Son, Yahushua Messiah [Jesus Christ], my Saviour. Amen.

See the four other companion articles in this series:

Footnotes:

[1] Life Begins with Bright Flash of Light – The Spark of Life video – 2:39
[2] Side Effects of Abortion: 8 Risks on Body After Abortions and Abortion Risks, Side Effects and Complications
[3] Marie Curie
[4] George Washington Carver
[5] Alexander Hamilton

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