Friday, March 30, 2012

Bloodshed will pursue you . . .

de·file verb \di-ˈfī(-ə)l, dē-\

Definition of DEFILE

transitive verb
: to make unclean or impure: as
a : to corrupt the purity or perfection of : debase
b : to violate the chastity of : deflower
c : to make physically unclean especially with something unpleasant or contaminating
d : to violate the sanctity of : desecrate
e : sully, dishonor

I've been thinking about the word defile a lot lately so that usually means it's time for me to do a blog post.

This 6 letter word is nearly obsolete but I'm thinking it really shouldn't be. In fact it's about time to bring the word back into fashion because there is so much defilement going on in America these days; let's take a look at what God says about it.

As He is wont to do, the Lord likes to give us ample warnings about things to avoid although a great many of us like to ignore the warnings at our own peril.

Before I consult a concordance, I can think off the top of my head of how we would all be smart to avoid defiling our spirits, our bodies, our homes and our nation. That said, we aren't doing a very good job of avoiding polluting our selves and nation and that, sadly, is creating a very debased cultural climate.

"Numbers 35:33 "'Do not pollute the land where you are. Bloodshed pollutes the land, and atonement cannot be made for the land on which blood has been shed, except by the blood of the one who shed it."

Can there be any doubt that the abortion industry is defiling America by the shedding of innocent blood over 4,000 times every day?

The cavalier attitudes of the people entering America's death camps, seem completely oblivious to the long term damage to their own souls or to their family, neighborhood or their state or nation because of their selfish, "choice." They curse those offering help, give them the finger, or just shrug their shoulders at the imprecations that there are eternal consequences for leading innocents to the slaughter.

Of course there wouldn't be a constant stream of 25-30 willing to kill their babies every day at Denver's evil Planned Parenthood if our young women weren't allowing themselves to be defiled by young men who are completely willing to use them but have no interest in supporting any resulting children from their "illicit" couplings.

Would our young men and women be more chaste were their spirits not defiled by the cultural filth pumped out by the porn industry with nary a care how young the victims whose spirits are forever impacted by what their eyes see?

Purity, chastity, sanctity more nearly obsolete words that our youth have rarely if ever heard ~ Pastors, will you preach on what protects the hearts, minds, and physical bodies of your young people?

Who can deny our nation's soul is so defiled by abortionists making life so cheap that the words of Ezekiel ring true across the land: "therefore as I live," declares the Lord GOD, "I will give you over to bloodshed, and bloodshed will pursue you; since you have not hated bloodshed, therefore bloodshed will pursue you;" Ezekiel 35:6