Civil Rights, Abortion & the Gatherings
God has been so merciful over the last few years! We have been graced with the ability to pray through injustices done to His children. He has led us on a journey of tears that has taken us across our nation, even overseas, to bring us to this point in time.
We have felt His heart for the Native Americans who were stripped of their land, brutally murdered, and those remaining were left with promises that were never kept. God allowed us to feel their pain so we could shed tears of healing to what was once their land. Now, He is bringing restoration to their broken souls.
Then the Lord took us through the pain of the Africans and the African-Americans. They were taken from their land and brought here to America where they were stripped of their dignity, their freedom, and sold as slaves. They were beaten, mutilated and lynched for the pleasures of the white man. We wept as He allowed us to feel their pain, thus bringing healing to the land where their innocent blood was shed. The injustices that they became victims of are now being overturned in the spirit realm as well as the judicial.
The Native Americans and the African Americans became victims of the white man. They were victims physically, spiritually and emotionally. God is bringing forth redemption at many levels. The ancestors of those so viciously treated are finally receiving the fruits of our intercessory labors. They are seeing laws changed or overturned, innocent prisoners set free and even monetary compensation released to those who have been wronged. God is bringing restoration to the broken hearted.
We are nearing the end of our journey through the suffering of our African American brothers and sisters. This will be completed in the Washington D.C. Gathering of the Eagles as we pray through the civil rights issues. Our heart, our mission throughout the history of the Gatherings has been to bring healing to the heart of God and to the people of this land so that God will send revival!
Now God is calling us to intercede on behalf of another matter that is precious to His heart. It is a matter that must be dealt with if God is to restrain war from our shores for a good many years as He sends forth Revival.
Abortion: there are ministries devoting themselves to this very issue, however, this issue is so precious to heart of our Father that He has told us to join in the fight. He has promised that if we (the Church) would intercede, He would overturn Roe v Wade*, thus buying time for Him to send greater glory to come upon our land.
Some facts for you to consider as you prepare to intercede over the blood shed of these innocent babies:
The 1973 case that paved the way to make abortions legal in our country, Roe v Wade, has resulted in the loss of over 35 million babies according to the CDC. Almost half of these are performed on girls under 19 years of age and two-thirds of those are under the age of 15, they are children themselves. While we have seen an annual decrease since 1998, we must remember that in February of 1997, the FDA officially recognized the "morning after" or "plan B" pill as a "safe and effective" method of pregnancy prevention if "taken within 72 hours of unprotected sexual intercourse". Any woman of any age can obtain this pill by simply filling out a form in their doctor’s office. The FDA is currently in the process of determining whether or not to approve the "plan B" bill for over-the-counter sales.
Studies have shown that a fetus does feel pain. The nerves that control the baby’s pain are in tact before a woman even knows she is pregnant. The unfortunate truth of abortion is that many times it is used as a form of birth control. Most women who have abortions were using some form of birth control when they got pregnant. If they did not want a child, they should remain abstinent. Abortion is not a justifiable means to erase sexual sins and it needs to be stopped! We must remember that just because we cannot hear the cries of the child as it is being aborted, that does not mean it cannot feel pain as its body is ripped apart piece by piece.
On November 5th of 2003, there was a tremendous break-through when President Bush signed the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act. This was a brutal procedure in which countless babies were butchered. (These are babies who would were too small to abort with suction curettage, so they were eliminated through partial-birth abortion.) While we now have this victory, it is also true that blood has already been shed. We must repent on behalf of the blood that was shed in order to heal our land. The Father hears the cries of our land over the brutal bloodshed of these babies, just as He did for the bloodshed of the Native and African Americans.
Victory can be obtained! We saw this on March 6, 2006, when South Dakota Governor signed into law a highly restrictive anti-abortion law. The law only allows for abortions to take place when the mother’s life is at stake. The punishment for doctors who perform an abortion will involve hefty fines and a five year prison sentence. South Dakota’s Governor Mike Rounds, is taking this matter very seriously. In an interview with WorldNetDaily.com He states, " In the history of the world, the true test of a civilization is how well people treat the most vulnerable and most helpless in their society," Rounds further said. "The sponsors and supporters of this bill believe that abortion is wrong because unborn children are the most vulnerable and most helpless persons in our society. I agree with them." Governor Rounds is serious about saving these babies! Now, Lawmakers in Georgia, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi and Indiana are currently considering legislation that would heavily restrict abortions.
This is a matter that weights so heavy on the heart of our Father that America will not see revival in its fullest, until we pray through to victory and healing in our land.
We must first intercede for the blood that has been shed ~ those souls that never walked on the face of this earth, yet in the brief moments that they spent here, they only experienced horror and pain as they were ripped from their mother’s wombs.
Then we will pray towards a change at the judicial level. We will pray that the murderous laws that are hiding behind the mask of "pro-choice" and "civil rights", will be overturned and save the lives of future innocent children.
Come and join us my friends as we as we complete the work over the injustices done to our African-American brothers and sisters and then, as we embark upon our next mission. Please keep the abortion issue in daily prayer until the Roe v Wade decision is overturned. Remember the promise, if we pray, God will overturn Roe v Wade by the end of 2007*! Pray fervently, today, tomorrow, and in the days to come until we see the victory!
Blessings in Him,
The Lord told Daniel Bohler in a visitation in late January:
"If the Church will fervently pray so I can overturn Roe v Wade by the end of 2007, I will protect America from War far past 2010."