The Blood of the Innocents
“….Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman’s two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said ‘the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.’ ”
The above is an excerpt from Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address. This portion of the address has stood out to me for some time. Especially the part where he speaks about the, “blood drawn by the lash being answered by blood drawn by the sword”. Back then this had to do with slavery.
But what about today?
Is there innocent blood being spilled today?
In God’s covenant with Noah He says, “Whoever sheds man’s blood, his blood shall be shed by man; for He made man in the image of God”. (Gen 9:6 MKJV)
Again, this has been on my heart for some time The issue back then was slavery, states rights, and the Civil War which had divided the Nation.
I asked above what about today? Is there innocent blood being spilled today? The answer unfortunately is yes. If you consider every innocent life taken in an abortion clinic since 1973, the numbers are in the millions.
So why would I compare two very different time periods?
I will refer to a dream that I had several years ago.
I had a dream June 7, 2009. In the dream I saw the United States laid out as as a puzzle board, like the kind some of us had when we were kids where we would start with an empty board that had the outline of the United states. Our parents would help us put all the states on the puzzle board until we had the continental 48 states.
In this dream, I saw the United States in the form of a puzzle as mentioned above, I then saw states begin to disappear off of the puzzle board leaving a gap or space where the state had originally been which leads me to believe that civil war may be coming to this country once again.
Shortly before or after the above mentioned dream I don’t remember exactly when,while at the 4th of July celebrations, I had a distinct sense that this would be the last 4th that we would be celebrating as a United Nation.
Additionally, I have seen an angel with a drawn sword standing over the United States. My sense here is that this is a sword meant to bring division of the kind Jesus spoke of in Matthew 10:34-36 where He said , “ “Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. “For I came to SET A MAN AGAINST HIS FATHER, AND A DAUGHTER AGAINST HER MOTHER, AND A DAUGHTER-IN-LAW AGAINST HER MOTHER-IN-LAW; and A MAN’S ENEMIES WILL BE THE MEMBERS OF HIS HOUSEHOLD” In addition to being a sword of division, I am also sensing that this as a sword of war.
We need to be praying for God’s mercy and grace in this hour like never before. We need to pray for our leaders that God would guide and direct them. We need to pray for righteous leaders. We need to be praying for Daniels and Esthers to be raised up in positions of influence that have the kings ear and can speak the word of the Lord to them.