“Then they also brought infants to Him that He might touch them; but when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them to Him and said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.” – Luke 18:15-17 (also Mark 10:13-16).
“At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me. But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea.”
“Woe to the world because of offenses! For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes!” – Matthew 18:1-7.
August 5, Sue and I became Great-grandparents and what a blessing. It was a couple of days later when we greeted the little man, but once we held him, we knew beyond reservation that our family had been blessed by a tremendous miracle. He was perfect. I know, I know, it sounds so biased, but little newborns usually have misshapen heads and are all purple and such, but he was, just after a couple of days, bright and oh so alert. But then, why not, for there had been much, much prayer that had preceded his birth.
I was tremendously blessed, for when I held him, with my grandkids permission, I offered him to the Lord and was able to pray a blessing over him, my grandkids and my kids who were all gathered. Yes, this old curmudgeon wept for it was a very precious moment.
Sue and I had talked just that morning about the precious and wonderful miracle that conception is. At the moment when that egg and that sperm interact, that spark of life, the “breath of God’s Spirit” (Genesis 2:7) enters into those cells and the wonder of life begins.
We were discussing how wondrous the Bible states that God Almighty, our Heavenly Father, Who KNOWS all things, knew us before and during our development in the womb. Isaiah, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit wrote this, “Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, And He who formed you from the womb: “I am the LORD, who makes all things, Who stretches out the heavens all alone, Who spreads abroad the earth by Myself; Who frustrates the signs of the babblers, And drives diviners mad; Who turns wise men backward, And makes their knowledge foolishness; Who confirms the word of His servant, And performs the counsel of His messengers; . . .” – Isaiah 44:24-26a.
And the Prophet known to us as the Weeping Prophet, Jeremiah, stated this under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, “Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” – Jeremiah 1:4-5.
I lay all this foundation before you to show you the wonder and the awesome significance of that point of conception, when life, human life truly begins. Now, I know what many who cannot understand the spiritual significance say and sadly they say those things in their spiritual blindness. But if natural life begins at that point of conception, then Spiritual life begins in the Mind of our Lord, God Almighty. For when the Word tells us He knows us BEFORE the very foundation of the World, it confirms what the Prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah stated under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit!
The Apostle Paul wrote it this way, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, . . .” – Ephesian 1:3-4.
Now I opened with the passages and statements of Jesus concerning the infants and little children. But I want to make it clear that in Scripture, it is talking about life even before birth as an infant. The Bible is very clear and the only way you can circumvent the truth is to deny it as truth and to reject the Living Word of God. Which is what is taking place every day in this world we live in.
Now I want to make it clear that we should be praying for the souls of those who are willing to abort a life that is KNOWN to God Almighty even before conception, for the Bible tells us that there is NO sin that cannot be forgiven except blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 12:31-32).
We do not have to agree or condone with the sin, but we DO have to pray for the sinner; AND we can speak out, in fact it is our duty, to acknowledge sin as sin. But we have to make sure that we let those who practice any type of sin, to know that redemption can and will only be found in the gift of Jesus Christ’s shed blood given for all who accept it.
Remember this, God knows the little ones that never make it to the light of day and who are aborted before their birth. He is not ignorant of who they are since He KNOWS them before they were even formed in the womb! Those spirits reside in His presence continually. Now I cannot tell you how Heaven will be with the spirits of all these innocents, because that is one secret not shared in the Scriptures, but I can tell you that when you consider the WHOLE counsel of God in His Word, the Kingdom of God abounds with those innocent spirits! What a glorious reunion we will have when we get to see and meet ALL of those who have made it to the Heavenly Kingdom!
We can weep for the little ones who don’t ever see the light of day, but they are in the presence of the TRUE Light. The ones we should be truly weeping for are the mothers who have justified in their hearts the taking of those little lives without repenting or recognizing their sin, which again, CAN be forgiven! I don’t mean for this to come across cold-hearted, but they have lived in the natural and have witnessed the “light of day,” but the darkness of eternity awaits those who do not repent and eternity is far, far longer than the short time we have here in the natural.
So yes, we need to pray, but we also need to remember that when people say that miracles no longer take place, they do not understand the concept or the depth of what a true miracle is. If you are blessed as we are, you get to watch that miracle grow in not just natural strength and knowledge, but in spiritual strength and Godly wisdom as well! I can tell you for a fact, miracles still DO happen in wondrous ways!
Remember, the Kingdom of Heaven is made up of those who can regain that innocence through the abiding Holy Spirit. That is what being spiritually born-again is all about. In closing, I would like to leave a quote attributed to Greg Laurie, the protégé of Calvary Chapel’s Chuck Smith:
“If you are born once, you will die twice. If you are born twice, you will die once. By “born once,” I mean the physical birth. By “born twice,” I mean a physical birth as well as a spiritual birth in which you are born again, spiritually putting your faith in Christ.”
There is of course a natural death, but to those who have not been spiritually born-again, there IS, most assuredly a second, eternal death. If you are a True Christian, pray for those whose spiritual eyes have NOT been opened. Remember, God STILL accomplishes miracles!