March 7, 2019 | Kathi Pelton, The Elijah List
Recently as I woke up at exactly 5:55 in the morning, I saw in my spirit a “WANTED” poster (like those in the old west that were hung up to find criminals). This “WANTED” poster had a photo of a baby in the womb upon it and at the bottom it said the word, “ALIVE.” It was if the angels were hanging “Wanted Alive” posters throughout the land.
This is a time in which every social media post that calls to protect the lives of the unborn (or now even the unwanted who are “born alive”) is like the the flood of posters hung throughout the land in the old days to catch a murderer. We are catching the attention of people over and over with declarations and posts that say these babies are WANTED ALIVE!
We are declaring them as wanted by someone—somewhere. They are wanted alive by God! Every person (liberal or conservative) would agree that they are appalled when they hear of a crime where a parent has taken the life of their child. We cannot fathom such a vile crime against the innocent at the hand of the one who was to love them most. The betrayal of trust at the hand of a parent is unthinkable. And yet, now our nation lights up buildings in celebration of such things! They blithely call it abortion; we call it murder.
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I cannot imagine how the recent laws that have been passed to legislate the right for a parent to take the life of their full-term, unborn baby will further damage the conscience of mankind. Or the banning of laws that protect a child born alive after an abortion attempt! What kind of depravity has come upon our society that we have placed ourselves as “gods” with the right to make such decisions? We (mankind) were made to be fruitful and multiply and yet we now crush the fruit of our wombs and stand like fruitless trees before our Creator. In the Bible, Jesus spoke of cutting down trees that did not bear fruit, but now our nation celebrates the right to cut the fruit out of our wombs. We have been entrusted with these precious little ones and yet our nation has dehumanized them!
God has great and deep compassion for those who are in the grip of fear and pain as they face an unplanned pregnancy, or who live with the pain from a past abortion; and so must we. But this post is not written to them; it is for us as a nation, as the Church (who has been given authority), and to those who have an ear to hear the truth. We cannot stop putting up “posts” or posters that say that babies are WANTED ALIVE!
We also must understand what this declaration of “unwanted babies” releases in the spirit realm. There is already a sense of being “unwanted” by so many people. I am constantly ministering to people who do not understand their value or who feel unwanted. The agreement that our nation and other nations have come into, and have made into laws releases a spirit of betrayal, of abandonment, of death, and of suicide into the very atmosphere. It is like saying, “You are unwanted, therefore you should die.”
There are so many couples and families that are longing for a baby! My husband and I adopted our first child, and how we wept in joy and in awe when our arms were filled by her beauty! Now, one of our children hasn’t been able to conceive and she and her husband ache for a baby to love and hold. It is so incredibly painful for them, and others like them, to see babies thrown away and discarded like pieces of unwanted trash. They would take them and raise them in loving families in a heartbeat, but apparently for many individuals it is so much easier to just discard these babies and call them “tissue”.
All that I can say is, “God have mercy! Have mercy upon these babies who are wanted alive. Have mercy upon the ones who have unplanned pregnancies, have mercy upon our nation(s). Have mercy upon mankind!”
(Excerpted from Inscribe Ministries, by Kathi Pelton)