‘Biblical precedence’ is the fancy phrase, one sometimes hears the seminary-trained toss up and throw down in debate, that simply means That’s the way it always was in the Bible or That’s the way it was always done in the Bible, etc….
Was there ‘Biblical precedence’ for women preachers? They ask. Thus, the arguments over whether it is Junius or Junia in the list of apostles mentioned by Paul. (Well, it seems either way, someone is in hot doo-doo, if you’ll forgive the lowbrow expression: Adding or subtracting from the Bible is on the list of big no-no’s.)
But the Biblical precedence I want to toss before you today is not about women but about slaughter.
Have you ever noticed that the wicked scheme of slaughtering the innocent always preceded the major supernatural deliverances and D/deliverers?
Right away, if one has been reared in church, two deliverers come to mind: Moses and Jesus. They are often called ‘deliverers’ and both brought deliverance to their people (and Jesus to all people) in one way or another.
Think about it. Moses is born at the time when Pharaoh decides he has too many Hebrew slaves on his hands (and especially strong men). Pharaoh decides it’s time for a purge. Exodus 1 reads:
15 Then the king of Egypt told the Hebrew midwives, whose names were Shiphrah and Puah, 16 “When you help the Hebrew women in childbirth, look at the child when you deliver it. If it’s a boy, kill it, but if it’s a girl, let it live.”
17 However, the midwives feared God and didn’t obey the king of Egypt’s orders. They let the boys live. 18 So the king of Egypt called for the midwives. He asked them, “Why have you done this? Why have you let the boys live?”
19 The midwives answered Pharaoh, “Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women. They are so healthy that they have their babies before a midwife arrives.”
20 God was good to the midwives. So the people increased in number and became very strong. 21 Because the midwives feared God, he gave them families of their own.
22 Then Pharaoh commanded all his people to throw into the Nile every ⌞Hebrew⌟ boy that was born, but to let every girl live.
Moses, born during this time, is hidden away by his adoring parents for 3 months (Exodus 2), but they eventually have to come up with another plan. So the mother puts him in a basket of papyrus covered in tar and pitch and sends the infant down the Nile.
I know. Every mother clutches her heart about there. Can you even imagine?
Ironically, Pharaoh’s daughter finds Moses in the basket and falls in love and ends up rearing him as her own. Then, Moses grows up to be the deliverer who sets his people free from slavery under the Pharaoh, by God’s hands.
Later in the history, comes Jesus. This time, it seems the Romans are in charge of the world, and King Herod catches wind of another king being born.
I’m king! he says.
So, all children under two are slaughtered in a surprise attack —
Only — Surprise! — God has already warned Joseph, Jesus’ earthly father, in a dream, so they escape to Egypt (ironically) before the slaughter begins.
Jesus grows up. He is the Deliverer — THE Deliverer –– the one everyone has been waiting for: the Messiah. He brings spiritual deliverance to any who will receive Him. Oh, and what a deliverance it is! — Enough to warrant a New Covenant!
Now, that’s news, good news… but speaking of slaughters….
Innocent children have been slaughtered for the past 50 years (in our nation, if not world ’round)…
My view may not be a popular one, but I’ve heard a lot of talk about how maybe, just maybe, our nation is turning: Roe vs. Wade being the proposed sign of such a turn.
I very much doubt it.
I’ll be thankful if it is overturned — and good riddance too. The unpopular bit is that I doubt it’s a sign of a heart change in our nation. Whom, for abortion, has changed their mind? Whom, against abortion, has changed? Perhaps, the balance of perceived power has shifted in the Supreme Court, but… from a sociological perspective, I only see the light and dark polarizing further, not coming into agreement.
I’ve been thinking about this slaughter / deliverance thing… and I surmise that it is no different than Pharaoh or King Herod’s edict: that is, I don’t think abortion will stop due to anyone’s good-hearted change of heart.
You might think that’s reaching until you learn that the Roe in Roe was against abortion. So, you tell me how that makes sense… unless the powers-that-be wanted it.
Which brings us to the next question: What was its purpose? Whom were the wicked and powerful intending to stop from growing this time around?
Because, you can be sure, there was a purpose. There was an idea of someone they meant to stop. Or something they meant to accomplish by the ‘freedom’.
Two witnesses, perhaps?
(If it’s not Elijah and Moses, or Israel and the Church, as some have speculated…)
A specific demographic that was breeding at too fast a pace?
Or for the purpose of the Georgia Guidestones’ mission statement?
(They don’t need abortion now, remember; there’s bio-weapons at play.)
Or is it just more theater? — Meant to point towards a Luciferian ‘savior’, perhaps?
Of course, a Deliverer IS returning; but there’s no stopping Him, and I think they know that… so it had to be something else.
Whatever the case, “…look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near” (Luke 21:28).
But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may do it.Deuteronomy 30:14
Moses nor Jesus appeared on the scene right away after the innocent slaughter. They were both babes at the time of slaughter. So it may be that this is just one more thing to tuck away in your heart and back pocket —
Like “the days of Noah” bit (Matthew 24:37)…
Besides the things Jesus said about it, you do realize that a literal to-spec Noah’s ark has been built in our day? If that doesn’t raise your eyebrows, I’ll be back with duck-tape later to raise them myself…
I just want to make you think outside of the mainstream (and highly propagandized) narratives.
That’s some dark speculation, Rose.
There’s certainly Biblical precedence for it…
I’m just saying. You’ll have to concede that much anyway. 😉
Kings don’t just come out and say “kill the babies” these days; they have to be more ‘civilized’ about it. They’ve figured out semantics and whitewashing work even better. Why should they do the dirty work if they can get you to kill your own? Nothing has changed. Your world is not more civilized than theirs, friend. That is an illusion.
Anyway. Rejoice if they overturn that unspeakable terror against the unborn; I’ll be happy with you…
But don’t be naive. If it’s overturned, it’s because they have found other means to accomplish their wicked schemes now. You can count on that.
I think some Christians take issue with the word ‘wicked’ being used as a label, but let me tell you, there’s Biblical precedence for that too, friend. The wicked and the fool, neither are your average lost citizen…
And the righteous still rejoice when the wicked perish — and when wicked laws are struck down. That doesn’t change unless you join the wicked in their schemes. Selah.
Stay sane and sober, saints.