Summary: A Sanctity of Human Life message describing how the devil is the destroyer of destiny.
1. Introduction borrowed from Johnny Small’s (Contributor ID 6865)message SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE (Sermon ID 42459)
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September 11, 2001 is a day that will long be remembered as a day of tragic loss. Over 4,000 people needlessly lost their lives. They were future leaders of this nation, doctors who could have saved many, scientists who may have found a cure for cancer, evangelists who may have lead thousands to the Lord. Sadly their lives, their destiny, was cut short.
But something happened the following day and every day since that hasn’t made headlines. For you see on September 12, 2001 over 4000 people were killed and again on September 13 and 14 and 15. Every day over 4000 unborn babies loose their lives as a result of abortion. 4000 each day, 28,000 each week, 112,000 each month and 1,460,000 each year. By the time I am finished preaching, statistically 167 babies will die.
On September 11, 2001 terrorist killed over 4000 people, and the outcry for justice was great, the cry of pain was heard through out our Nation. Swift and accurate justice was rendered. 4000 unborn babies are being murdered everyday, but I see no weeping, no anger, and no outcry for justice and no one who cares. I have seen greater demands for justice for those who harm animals. But these are innocent children.
Today, as I had stated earlier, is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. A day where, typically, we take pause to reflect on how precious life really is, and how tragic the loss of that life is, especially to the unborn. I believe that we as Christians have a mandate to stand up and be counted for these children. Solomon wrote in Proverbs the 31st chapter:
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those who are perishing. Proverbs 31:8
Believe it or not, I actually read an article from a well know physician who is trying to get legislation passed that states that a baby isn’t considered alive until 3 days after its born. Is life not sacred? There are those who will go to clinics, take pills, or by whatever means necessary to terminate the life that God created for the sake of personal convenience. Human life has become to some no more valuable than paper plates. We use them and we throw them away because it’s more convenient.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I am not a right wing extremist who advocates abortion clinic bombings and the like. However, I do believe that we should not take a back seat on the issue either. Often times Christians won’t speak up because of possibly being labeled as a non-tolerant, closed minded non-conformist.
But before we begin, we must understand that the “pro-choice” movement and those who support it are not our enemy. The doctors and nurses who perform and participate in these procedures, are not our enemy. We have only one enemy and his name is Satan. Who else would want to see innocent children murdered? If you don’t believe that the devil wouldn’t harm an innocent child, you have just made the worst assumption you could ever make. You just placed morals on a liar and a murderer. He is the ultimate destroyer of destiny. He is utilizing abortion among other things to destroy a generation who desires to worship the Lord like no other the world has ever seen.
Satan hates everything God represents. He despises life, but more so, what that life can do when it is purposed and empowered by the Spirit of God. Let’s look at out Scripture text.
"The Lord gave me a message. He said, “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my spokesman to the world.”" Jeremiah 1:4-5
There are few things found in this passage that I would like to draw your attention to. Because not only is physical life valuable to God, but also the spiritual life one lives.
1. You are a creation of God
Just as we see in our passage this morning that God told Jeremiah that HE formed him. I also love the fact that God said, “I formed you”. The use of the word “you” implies that God formed Jeremiah, a person, not a lump of tissue that only becomes a living child after exiting the mother’s womb. But God personally formed Jeremiah much in the same way He formed you and I.