Summary: The strength of the world is Jesus (Israel) the light of the world who God ordered to save the children.
OUT OF DARKNESS
Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid (July 24, 2015)
"God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee...Wherefore he saith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption" (Acts 13:33, 35, King James Version [Jesus the Son of God fulfilled the law]).
Greetings In the Name Of Jesus,
My brothers and sisters, how dark is your night? I tell you no matter how long darkness hovers over you, Christ Jesus saved you. God's mercy delivered you---in an escape. Did man cause the darkness to loom above you hovering to take you? This same situation prevailed many times for Israel, even with the babies darkness came. Darkness came when Moses escaped the killings of the babies by the pharoah of Egypt panicking that Israel was growing in numbers and could possibly become so many people they could easily overthrow Egypt. Do you panick and falsely accuse others, harshly judge, and punish unjustly simply because you imagine or fantasize in the darkness of your soul falsely?
Most importantly, the possibility of the Jewish people, Israel easily overthrowing Egypt because the rate of their childbirth increased is as relevant an evil thought today as it was an evil thought during the time of bondage in Israel. God's revenge on Egypt should have overcame this evil from revisiting the world when God killed the first-born children of Egypt protecting Israel when the darkness of death passed by their houses, it was the blood of the lamb on the doorposts which took the place of the first-born o save them but man clearly forgot God punished for this sin. Many African-Americans thought the ugly head of evil raised up once again in the old campaign against birth: abortion and birth control methods strongly established in their communities through education in clinics, health centers, and schools in order to stop the rate of childbirth, at least slow it down, to control teenage pregnancy and unwed mothers, the people in the communities-at-large through activists groups especially the Catholic Church fought back to sustain the long-suffering African-American families [For Mary the mother of Christ Jesus---the mother of God proclaimed Theotokos [God bearer-Mother of God] in 431 A.D. in the Council of Ephesus--- was a 15-years-old virgin and betrothed to marry---in-waiting cleansing for a year--- not yet married to Joseph when she became pregnant with our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus, St. Matthew 1:18-23, KJV]. How can it be that the African-Americans, descendants of slaves who worked the fields and labored at various other job tasks to sustain America with the least amount of numbers comparativey with Asian-Americans and Spanish-Americans (Hispanics, Latinos) in the population of America could be a threat in need of abortion and birth control? This darkness hovers with long-term campaign signs still displayed in some neighboring health centers to remind African-Americans in particular of a seemingly urgency to pay attention to the number of children that they birth into the world [Most people understand any attacks on children are hard for any family to bear therefore it is not hard to believe that many people consider this act---genocide].
Moreover, this same situation---darkness prevailed over Israel when Herod, the nobleman who Cesar chose to rule over Israel for Rome killed young boys under two-years-old of Israel when the Roman soldiers under the orders of Herod killed the Jewish boy children as they searched for the baby Jesus. God's angel, Gabriel was present and guided Joseph to escape. Herod feared the prophesy that the baby Christ Jesus was King of Kings and Lord of Lords of Israel not Rome. The darkness of the jealousy in Herod's soul was prevalent in the souls of the Levite high priests, too, who plotted to kill Jesus once his public ministry grew in size to feed 5,000 people and spread the good news throughout the land. However, Zaccharius, a Levi, the father of John the Baptist held his newly born son before the birth of Christ and prayed,
"Blessed [means Happy] be the Lord God of Israel for he has visited
and redeemed his people. He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in
the House of his servant David as he spoke by the mouth of his holy
prophets from old that we should be saved from our enemies and from
the hand of all who hate us to perform the mercy promised to our
Fathers and remember His holy covenant, the oath which He swore to
our father Abraham, to grant us that we being delivered from the hand
of our enemies might serve Him without fear in holiness and