Pro-Life Updates (Various Sources)

REMINDER the annual 40 Days for Life event began Wednesday September 23rd in Jackson, MS and many cities across America. It ends November 1st

212 LIVES SAVED

FROM ABORTION SINCE SEPTEMBER 23

Please join us in some manner of  40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. Pray, that the women will know the child growing inside them is a creation the Lord has made and that child has a purpose. 

To find out more in the greater Jackson area contact Pro-Life Mississippi  or at  (601) 956-8636.  Or the national 40 Days for Life Organization for a location near you.

Also read the latest Pro-Life Mississippi (PLM) Newsletter Here: Pro-Life MS Sept 2020 News

YOUR VOTE COUNTS:

#1 Please sign the We Can’t Vote for Pro-Abortion Joe Biden pledge.

As pro-life Americans, we will never vote for a pro-abortion presidential candidate. And we pledge not to vote for pro-abortion Joe Biden. Sign your name to this pledge today!

#2 Share the We Can’t Vote for Pro-Abortion Joe Biden pledge
 by email or social media with your friends and family!


SIGN THE National Petition to Defund Planned Parenthood

SIGN HERE


Pro-Life News Report

To read these stories and more visit:  LifeNews.com

Top Stories 

 Judge Amy Coney Barrett: “I Believe in the Power of Prayer.” Thank You for “Praying for Me”
 Senate Democrats Trash Amy Coney Barrett: The Right to Kill Babies in Abortions “is at Stake”
 Catholic Bishop Asks Joe Biden: How Will You Explain Supporting Abortions to God?
 Biden Considering Andrew Cuomo for Attorney General Despite Killing 15,000 Nursing Home Residents

More Pro-Life News 

 Joy Behar: Amy Barrett Supporters are Racists, Sexists. They Have a “Male White Panic”
 Senator Slams Democrats’ Attacks on Amy Coney Barrett’s Christian Faith: It’s “Demeaning to Women”
 Planned Parenthood CEO: Amy Coney Barrett is a “Vocal Threat” to Abortion
 Feminists Trash Amy Coney Barrett’s Large Family: She Has a “Clown Car Vagina”

Pro-Abortion Senator Ironically Claims Amy Barrett’s Confirmation Will Set Back Women 

Writer: Pro-Life People Voting for Biden Prove They Hate Trump More Than They Hate Abortion


Stand 4 Life

Miracle preemie twins finally come home: ‘They had a 10% chance to live and they did it’

Vice President Mike Pence: “I’m Pro-Life, I Don’t Apologize for It”

Supreme Court refuses to rule on FDA request to keep abortion pill safeguards in place

Democrats Focus on Abortion in Barrett Hearing at Their Peril | National Review

Justice Alito on Court’s Bizarre Inconsistency in Failing to Block District-Court Injunction on FDA Rules on Abortion Drugs | National Review

Religious Groups Hit Biden on Abortion, Religious Liberty – Washington Free Beacon

5 Ways America Will Fundamentally Change If Biden Packs The Court

Catholic Bishop Asks Joe Biden: How Will You Explain Supporting Abortions to God?

Pro-life activist shares remarkable scan of 12-week-old preborn baby’s brain

WATCH: Leftist students, encouraged by College Dems leader, destroy pro-life display in broad daylight

Babies Are Being Left To Die. Trump Just Helped More Of Them Live

American Medical Association asks Supreme Court to strike Trump abortion rule

The doctor called her ‘it’: Parents recall horrible Down syndrome diagnosis experiences

‘You’ll Know…When The Election Is Over’: Biden Refuses Again To Say Whether He Will Pack The Court

Joe Biden: Incoherent and Indefensible on Abortion | National Review

House Democrats Want to Force You to Pay for Abortion | National Review

 

 

 

Pro-Life Updates (Various Sources)

REMINDER the annual 40 Days for Life event began Wednesday September 23rd in Jackson, MS and many cities across America.

Please join us in some manner of  40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. Pray, that the women will know the child growing inside them is a creation the Lord has made and that child has a purpose. 

To find out more in the greater Jackson area contact Pro-Life Mississippi  or at  (601) 956-8636.  Or the national 40 Days for Life Organization for a location near you.

Also read the latest Pro-Life Mississippi (PLM) Newsletter Here: Pro-Life MS Sept 2020 News

YOUR VOTE COUNTS:

#1 Please sign the We Can’t Vote for Pro-Abortion Joe Biden pledge.

As pro-life Americans, we will never vote for a pro-abortion presidential candidate. And we pledge not to vote for pro-abortion Joe Biden. Sign your name to this pledge today!

#2 Share the We Can’t Vote for Pro-Abortion Joe Biden pledge
 by email or social media with your friends and family!


SIGN THE National Petition to Defund Planned Parenthood

SIGN HERE


Stand 4 Life

Babies Are Being Left To Die. Trump Just Helped More Of Them Live

40 Days for Life Prayer Campaign Has Saved 102 Babies From Abortions, So Far

40 Days for Life Prayer Campaign Has Saved 102 Babies From Abortions, So Far

Amnesty International calls for ‘universal right to abortion’

Barrett’s Confirmation Would Not Mean The Immediate End Of Abortion

WATCH: Leftist students, encouraged by College Dems leader, destroy pro-life display in broad daylight

Just Defund Planned Parenthood Already — Here’s How | National Review

WIN: Abortions in Ohio have plummeted 30% since 2009

Tammy Duckworth Accuses Amy Coney Barrett Of Wanting To Ban IVF

Phony Brouhaha over Barrett Endorsement of Right-to-Life Statement | National Review

American Medical Association asks Supreme Court to strike Trump abortion rule

Democrats Are Lying About Amy Coney Barrett’s Abortion Record

The Left Hates Amy Coney Barrett Because She Disproves All Their Lies About Women

How A Pro-Life President Saves Tens Of Thousands Of Lives

44 years of the Hyde Amendment amounts to millions of lives saved

Corporate Coverage Of SCOTUS Battle Shows Reporters Are Extremely Pro-Abortion

In a Sane World, America Would Have Just Fallen in Love with the Barrett Family | National Review


Pro-Life News Report

To read these stories and more visit:  LifeNews.com

Top Stories
 Joe Biden Opposes Death Penalty for Terrorists, Supports It For Unborn Babies
 President Trump: “Every Child, Born and Unborn, is Made in the Holy Image of God”
 White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany Tests Positive For Coronavirus
 President Trump Heading Home to White House: “Don’t be Afraid of COVID”

More Pro-Life News
 From His Hospital Room, President Trump Urges Americans to “Vote Pro-Life!”
 Trump Admin Issues Pro-Life Statement to UN Affirming the “Dignity of All Persons”
 Amy Coney Barrett is a Reminder That We Need to Re-Elect President Donald Trump
 Charlotte Pence: “Abortion is a Violation of Providing Life to a Human Being”

Joe Biden Tells Christians He’s the “Clear Moral Choice,” But He Backs Abortions Up to Birth

Mazie Hirono: Amy Coney Barrett Can’t be “Objective” Because She’s a Christian

Joe Biden: I’m Guided By “What You Do to the Least of These You Do to Me.” But I Support Abortion

Catholic Bishop: Christians Must Vote Pro-Life to Oppose the “Intrinsic Evil of Abortion”

Here’s a List of Democrats Who Have Attacked Amy Coney Barrett’s Christian Faith 

15th Texas City Bans Abortions, Becomes “Sanctuary for the Unborn”

Life Chain Will Tell Americans Nationwide That Abortion Kills Children

Feminist Claims Pro-Lifers are About “Controlling Women and Taking Away Their Decision-Making”

Pro-Life Updates (Various Sources)

REMINDER the annual 40 Days for Life event began last Wednesday in Jackson, MS and many cities across America.

Please join us in some manner of  40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. Pray, that the women will know the child growing inside them is a creation the Lord has made and that child has a purpose. 

To find out more in the greater Jackson area contact Pro-Life Mississippi at  (601) 956-8636.  Or the national 40 Days for Life Organization for a location near you. 


Pro-Life News Report

Top Stories
 Planned Parenthood Opposes Amy Coney Barrett: “It’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Seat, We Demand a No Vote”
 Media Attacks Amy Comey Barrett’s Kids: She’s a “White Colonizer” for Adopting Black Children
 Liberals Attack Amy Barrett’s Children, Claim Her Kids Were Illegally Adopted
 Catholic Bishop: “It is Not Possible to be a Catholic in Good Standing and Support Abortion”

More Pro-Life News
 Kamala Harris Opposes Judge Amy Coney Barrett: She Will be a Threat to Abortion
 Judge Amy Coney Barrett Blasted Democrats After They Trashed Her Christian Faith
 Liberal Media Calls Joe Biden a “Devout” Catholic, Attacks Amy Coney Barrett’s Christian Faith
 Catholic Archbishop: Vote Pro-Life, Nothing More Important Than the “Basic Right — to Live”

To read these stories and more visit:  LifeNews.com.


YOUR VOTE COUNTS:

#1 Please sign the We Can’t Vote for Pro-Abortion Joe Biden pledge.

As pro-life Americans, we will never vote for a pro-abortion presidential candidate. And we pledge not to vote for pro-abortion Joe Biden. Sign your name to this pledge today!

#2 Share the We Can’t Vote for Pro-Abortion Joe Biden pledge
 by email or social media with your friends and family!


SIGN THE National Petition to Defund Planned Parenthood

SIGN HERE

 


Stand 4 Life

How A Pro-Life President Saves Tens Of Thousands Of Lives

In a Sane World, America Would Have Just Fallen in Love with the Barrett Family | National Review

Years ago, she chose open adoption for her baby girl. Today, they have a beautiful relationship.

Supreme Court Fight: Protecting Life vs. Supporting Death

Judge Barrett’s Record on Abortion | National Review

Coverage Of SCOTUS Battle Shows Reporters Are Extremely Pro-Abortion

Amy Coney Barrett Disproves All The Left’s Lies About Women

Liberal women’s groups slam Amy Coney Barrett, claim she will ‘turn back the clock on equality’

Vancouver street ads push one-child only mentality on Canadians

Abortion Activist Trashes Amy Barrett: She “Hates Your Uterus” Because She’s Pro-Life

 

Pro Life News (Various Sources)

Stand 4 Life

College Professor Threatens to Dismiss From Pro-Life Students From Her Class

It’s a Battle for the Soul of America — But Joe Biden Is on the Wrong Side | National Review

Congressmen Call On the IRS to End Tax Deductions for Abortion | National Review

Nebraska Governor Signs Bill Banning Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Babies Limb From Limb

Teen mom chose open adoption: ‘I wanted to make sure she knew her birth mom wanted her and loved her’

The Supreme Court’s Abortion-Affirming Decisions Aren’t ‘Settled’

Glamour Magazine Says Most People Support Abortion, But Polls Show Americans are Pro-Life

Biden Praises Nuns after Promising to Compel the Little Sisters to Cover Abortion-Inducing Drugs | National Review

Alienating Voters’: Pro-Life Democrats Urge Biden, DNC To Tone Down Abortion Stances

Belgian Neonatologists Support Eugenic Late-Term Abortion and Infanticide | National Review

Chris Cuomo Makes Fun of Christians: You Stupidly Think We Want to “Kill All the Babies”

Kamala Harris Raided David Daleiden’s Home for Exposing Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Baby Parts

Louisville City Council Takes First Step to Ban Praying Right Outside Abortion Centers

‘Most Pro-Abortion Presidential Ticket In American History’: Pro-Life Groups Condemn Biden VP Kamala Harris

The Federal Government Must Stop the Deadly Abortion Pill | National Review

Kamala Harris’s Abortion Absolutism | National Review

Pro-Abortion Billboards Claim Killing Babies in Abortions “is A Blessing”


Pro-Life News Report

Top Stories
 Democrat Party’s Convention Theme is “We the People,” But It Kills Millions People in Abortions
 Woman Who Survived Abortion Endorses Trump: “He’s Accomplished So Much” for Unborn Babies
 Nebraska Governor Signs Bill Banning Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Babies Limb From Limb
 Catholic Priest, Nun Will Pray at Democrat Convention Despite Party Supporting Abortion

More Pro-Life News
 Pro-Abortion Groups Excited Joe Biden Would Force Americans to Fund Abortions
 Janice Dean Slams Andrew Cuomo: “Elder Care Homes Were Turned Into Death Camps”
 The Liberal Media is Desperate to Anoint Pro-Abortion Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
 Joe Biden Appears to Support Socialized Medicine, “Free” Government-Run Health Care

#1 Please sign the We Can’t Vote for Pro-Abortion Joe Biden pledge.

As pro-life Americans, we will never vote for a pro-abortion presidential candidate. And we pledge not to vote for pro-abortion Joe Biden. Sign your name to this pledge today!

#2 Share the We Can’t Vote for Pro-Abortion Joe Biden pledge
 by email or social media with your friends and family!


 

LOGO

Wednesday,
September 23
12:00 PM
Join us for our
Kickoff Rally
2903 North State Street
Jackson, MS

KICKOFF RALLY

HELP US SAVE A LIFE

Please, join us as we kickoff 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. Pray, that the women will know the child growing inside them is a creation the Lord has made and that child has a purpose.

13 For you formed my inmost being. You knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I will give thanks to you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful. My soul knows that very well. 15 My frame wasn’t hidden from you, when I was made in secret, woven together in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my body. In your book they were all written, the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there were none of them.”
Psalm 139:13-16 

Please join us in prayer and fasting as we go to the abortion facility to be a public witness for God!

This kickoff will be different than any we have had in the past. Everyone will need to wear a mask and everyone is asked to spread-out along both sides of North State Street being sure to keep a 6-ft social distance. If you are bringing your family they will not need to spread out between individuals. Only spread out from people outside your group or family. We will have a pastor to lead the opening and closing prayer for the hour. We will not have a speaker, but are asking that you take the time to pray, sing, and be the light of God for all the world to see.

Question: “Christian fasting – what does the Bible say?”

Answer: Scripture does not command Christians to fast. God does not require or demand it of Christians. At the same time, the Bible presents fasting as something that is good, profitable, and beneficial…

Continued at Source: https://www.gotquestions.org/fasting-Christian.html

I would add to this article a word of caution that some churches have been known to demand or strongly urge their members to fast to the pint that some with specific health issues (must take certain medicines with food) feel compelled to fast. THIS IS WRONG!!! – Mike 

PURITAN QUOTE(S) FOR TODAY – 04 May

FASTING AND FEASTING

I wept and I chastened my soul with fasting – Psalm 69:10

Ye…eat the lambs out of the flock…drink wine in bowls…but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph – Amos 6:3,4,6

Gluttony is the sepulcher of the living, and a kind of spiritual drowning of a man. – William Jenkyn

Fasting which tames the body, without humility, makes proud the mind. – John Boys

Dives {rich men} fared deliciously every day; there was no Friday in his week, nor fasting in his almanac, nor lent in his year. – Thomas Fuller

Taken from: The Puritans Day by Day © The Banner of Truth Trust 2016

Check out our Faithful Steward Ministry Facebook page and Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones excellent, “Walking with God”, daily devotional. Today topic THOMAS

Rebuilding a Future Nehemiah Part V

Response to Brokenness Continued

 

4 And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven,

           

            Nehemiah 1:2-4

 

           

            Last week we learned the first responses of Nehemiah to the news of Jerusalem being in a state of brokenness was to weep and mourn. We explored a number of biblical reasons for weeping and mourning. Many of these were because of some illness or tragedy, yet we also learned that there are equally as many reasons for us to weep tears of joy.

 

            This week we will examine the second part of Nehemiah’s response when he fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven. Because of the scope of this short phrase I am going to look at fasting today.

 

            In the bible fasting is mentioned over 70 times. The practice of fasting is not taught in the first 5 books of Moses where God lays down the Law. One can infer then that fasting is not commanded of God to His children. However it is found in the historical books, Psalms and the prophet’s writings. From that one can easily surmise that while God does order the practice neither does He forbid it.

 

            The Hebrew word found in our text that is translated as fasting is Tsuwm  (Tsoom) which means to abstain from food. Thus biblical fasting is the decision to abstain or go without food but to what reason and end must be explored.

 

            In many evangelical churches today fasting is almost never spoken of, or if it is in a rather negative context. I think this comes from the warning Christ gives in Matthew 6:16 Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. In an effort to not appear puffed up, many have completely ignored fasting as an effective tool in our personal spiritual tool boxes. But note Jesus is not telling them to avoid fasting, no he is saying avoid doing it wrongly.

 

            Let’s us look at some of the tradition of fasting. As noted there are some 70 references to it in the bible. In addition the following historical church documents speak of it:

 

“The Westminster Confession spoke briefly of fasting in the context of public worship:

 

The reading of the Scriptures with godly fear, the sound preaching and conscionable hearing of the Word, in obedience unto God, with understanding, faith, and reverence, singing of psalms with grace in the heart; as also, the due administration and worthy receiving of the sacraments instituted by Christ, are all parts of the ordinary religious worship of God: beside religious oaths, vows, solemn fastings, and thanksgivings upon special occasions, which are, in their several times and seasons, to be used in an holy and religious manner (21.5; emphasis added).

 

In the Larger Catechism this is put more strikingly: “What are the duties required in the second commandment? The duties required in the second commandment are . . . religious fasting” (Q&A 108).

 

In the Assembly’s Directory for the Public Worship of God, an entire section was taken up with “Public Solemn Fasting.” The context is either a time of trouble or a time of seeking God’s blessing:”

 

            Let us look at when fasting is appropriate:

 

1) Upon hearing sad and distressful news as in our main text. Nehemiah hears of the troubles in Jerusalem and not only weeps and prays but also fasts. His grief over the brokenness of his fellow Jews is so intense that tears and prayer alone are not sufficient to appease his mind.

 

2) For Guidance And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed. (Acts 14:23)

            Grand decisions require grand advice and no one can provide better advice than God. Before choosing to ordain (or commission) elders/pastors the Apostles prayed and fasted seeking God’s advice on the matter

            The Israelites sought the Lord through fasting when they had been defeated in battle by the tribe of Benjamin. They were asking for guidance on what they should do and how to proceed (Judges 20:26-28).

            Today we too should seek God’s advice in life’s BIG decisions. In fact it would do us good to seek it in all decisions. The choice is yours to fast or not.

 

3) Help in Prayer! Have you ever had trouble praying? I know I have had periods in my life that seemed like deserts where prayer was concerned. Fasting may be a solution for that.

 

            Note in 2 Sam chap 12, King David fasts and prays for his son that he had with Bathsheba. David knew he had sinned against God and wanted intense prayer to intercede on behalf of his son. We know God did not grant David’s petition yet two things are noteworthy. First David did not complain, he was satisfied and content with God’s decision to let David’s son die. David knew he had screwed up and through repentance he also knew there are consequences to our poor decisions. David manned up and acknowledged the sovereignty of God. Secondly you would think the bible would have pointed out David’s acknowledgement and atonement for his sins. Instead we are led to believe it is a given that a true believer will always do so.

 

 

4) To Humble Ourselves Before God, sometimes as an act of repentance, remorse or even apology prayer may not seem enough and we can fast as an act of contrition.

 

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom. PS 35:13

 

When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach. PS 69:10

 

            I am sure we can all think of many more reasons to humble ourselves before God maybe the best is a reminder of just who HE is.

 

5) In our Worship of God,

 

            Fasting can be a way to worship God. By fasting we can give God what he desires:

 

 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.

 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise PS 5116-17

 

6) For Spiritual Strength, I would venture to say that all of us have some weak points in our spiritual amour. To deny this is to deceive ourselves and invite the devil in. As hard as we try to repair the weak area we sometimes fail and that can be a good time to fast and pray.

 

            In Luke 4:1-11 while Jesus faced the temptation of Satan, He fasted for 40 days. Did HE the living God have to fast to defeat Satan? No of course not but there is a principle of spiritual strength that is demonstrated in fasting that we find in the life of Christ.

            These are all good reasons to fast but we cannot forget that all must be done with a proper attitude.  At the beginnings of the sermon I quoted Matt 6:16 where Christ warns of fasting as a hypocrite. He goes on in verse 18 to say: That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.

            Fasting (even corporate/family) should always be done as an act between you and God alone. When a friend or co-worker asks why you are not eating today there is no need to announce “I am fasting for God” no an appropriate answer is simply I am just not eating today. Fasting for biblical purposes should ALWAYS draw us closer to God. Any other result and we have wasted our time.

            No discussion on fasting would be proper without a warning! Always seek medical advice before fasting. Some folks like me take certain medications must be taken with food. So fasting for me might not be the same for you. There are any number of reasons why fasting can be spiritually helpful and just as many where it can be physically harmful to the unprepared.

            I would like to point out that there are many reasons folks today ignore fasting in there walk with the Lord. Some legitimate (health and lack of spiritual urging) many just plain bogus. John Calvin in his commentary on the book of Joel (14:45) says it is all spiritual laziness. . . . this practice {FASTING} has not been abolished by the gospel. And it hence appears how much we have departed from the right and lawful order of things; for at this day it would be new and unusual to proclaim a fast. How so? Because the greater part are become hardened; and as they know not commonly what repentance is, so they understand not what the profession of repentance means; for they understand not what sin is, what the wrath of God is, what grace is. It is then no wonder that they are so secure, and that when praying for pardon is mentioned, it is a thing wholly unknown at this day. But though people in general are thus stupid, it is yet our duty to learn from the Prophets what has always been the actual mode of proceeding among the people of God, and to labor as much as we can, that this may be known, so that when there shall come an occasion for a public repentance, even the most ignorant may understand that this practice has ever prevailed in the Church of God, and that it did not prevail through inconsiderate zeal of men, but through the will of God himself .

            This most common excuse toady may be “I am too busy”.  I know I my life there are days that seem overwhelming. I have so much on my plate I feel like I need a crane to lift it. But an old Army saying of mine applies “The maximum effective range of an excuse is zero meters” Do you really want to stand before God someday and tell Him “I was too busy for you”?

            Finally we as a people are spiritually ill-informed or uninformed about the subject. We have decided fasting is not for us based not upon our own research or wise counsel of elders. No we heard something from someone who knows little or nothing about much of anything yet that is who we are base our opinion on.

            In closing I am not advocating everyone begin fasting. I am advocating that like Nehemiah when we need the strong counsel of God we should not neglect this method of drawing closer to Him.

 

In HIS Service