Declare the words of the Lord! - There has been a war in the heavens for a number of generations now. A war likened unto the wars that took place in Exodus 1:22 and Matthew 2:16. This war is greater in fatalities than the previous wars because the enemy is more desperate and fights as a rabid and wounded beast who is cornered without hope.
This is a spiritual war with many battle fronts here in the physical world. One of the worst fronts has now spread around the globe and touches every life. It is a war front that is supplied by organizations and nations around the world. This war front like the previous two wars seeks to end the lives of children. This war front is abortion.
In Exodus 1, Satan knew that the Lord of hosts was moving against him and was going to raise someone up out of Abraham's decedents. So Satan moved through the Pharaoh who ordered the two Hebrew midwives to kill all Hebrew males the minute they were born. The midwives refused and when the Pharaoh found out he ordered all male children to be drowned in the Nile:
“Then Pharaoh gave this order to all his people: "Every boy that is born you must throw into the Nile, but let every girl live."” (Exodus 1:22 NIV)
Despite Satan's attempt to strike against the Lord and His plan for humanity, the Lord protected Moses and even hid Moses in the enemy's house.
And so the Lord moved against the kingdom of Egypt held in the grip of Satan and delivered Israel to prepare a nation called to be God's people; His representatives to a world in sin.
In Matthew 2:16 we find the next great war. Again Satan was aware that Heaven's Throne was about to move against his kingdom on earth and raise up another deliverer. So Satan moved to block God's plan and twisted Herod's heart ordering again the death of Hebrew children:
“When Herod realised that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi.” (Matthew 2:16 NIV)
So here again we find Satan trying to hamper the movement of God and this time that movement was Christ, God incarnate. Christ came to crush the serpent's head and restore the relationship between man and man's Creator by being the propitiation for man's sins.
In 1973, another decision to end the lives of children on a grand scale was unleashed by the prince of this world. For more than thirty years, Satan has schemed to end the lives of millions of children in America under the guise of legality and individual rights. But this hasn't happened in America alone. Across the globe from China to South Africa, governments and organizations, like the United Nations and Planned Parenthood, have promoted the murder of the unborn as a natural right and a simple form of birth control. In fact there are some evidences that these organizations have even sought means to encourage the pregnancies and abortions through their programs of sexual liberation.
Recently the independent consumer watchdog group, Consumer Reports, released findings that the condoms that Planned Parenthood gave out ranked as the worst condoms on the market [hat tip to Ambra Nykol].
Maria Gallagher of LifeNews.com reports:
A new report by a consumer watchdog group confirms what many pro-life organizations have been saying for a long time: Planned Parenthood distributes condoms to teens and young adults knowing they will fail, leading to a pregnancy and allowing the abortion business to gain a new customer.
Why has Satan undertaken this tactic yet again in his war with the King of Kings? Given the previous two Biblical events I think we can surmise that God is at work in a mighty way here on earth.
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater [works] than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.” (John 14:12 AV)
It's hard to imagine doing something greater than the works of Christ but our Savior proclaimed it, so it is truth.
Despite the attack by Satan on the womb, I am certain that there are people that God has and is raising up to proclaim His word to this world. I believe that we are beginning to see glimmers of God's plan in motion as a generation comes to adulthood in this electronic age of information's reign.
These people which God has and is calling forth will be prophets.
What is a prophet of God?
A prophet of God is a person who proclaims the message he or she is given by God. Easton's Revised Bible Dictionary defines it thus:
The whole Word of God may in this general sense be spoken of as prophetic, inasmuch as it was written by men who received the revelation they communicated from God, no matter what its nature might be. The foretelling of future events was not a necessary but only an incidental part of the prophetic office. The great task assigned to the prophets whom God raised up among the people was "to correct moral and religious abuses, to proclaim the great moral and religious truths which are connected with the character of God, and which lie at the foundation of his government."
We can be sure that there are prophets in our midst now who are being prepared to do battle for the Lord.
Where can these prophets be found in the world today?
I believe we can find many of God's chosen on the Internet right now in the new medium of weblogs.
There are a fair number of righteous bloggers whom I believe the Lord has raised as His prophets. They proclaim the truth revealed in God's word and how that truth impacts and should guide the world. They wage a battle for the minds and souls of people around the globe and proclaim in this age of wars and rumors of wars, where nations fight against nations, and famines and earthquakes destroy, that there is truth and life in Christ, that there is a higher standard outside ourselves by which we are called to live.
But what is it for which the Lord is preparing these prophets?
I don't know. Like the time of Moses and Christ, it is hard, if not purposefully clouded, to see the fullness of God's plan till after it comes to fruition. Perhaps we are in the final days, however long those days will be, before Christ's second coming. If so, then the purpose for these prophets will be to strengthen the Bride of Christ so that she is not found lacking oil for her lamp.
Satan will not be silent when faced with these prophets. He will vehemently attack them through their jobs, the people around them, and through other bloggers on the Internet as he has done to some already. But these prophets should count it all joy for such attacks are the evidences our heritage in Christ. In such sufferings we are shown that God's judgements are right and that we are worthy of His everlasting kingdom. We know too, that such trials produce in us perservance, character, and hope.
So arise prophets of God! March against the principalities and strongholds of Satan's realm and set the captives free!