In this episode:
From womb to tomb God loves every one of us.
In this Spiritual Kick Off we unpack a powerful section of Luke’s Gospel when John the Baptist leapt for joy in his mothers womb. We stand on God’s Word and believe that each life is fearfully and wonderfully made.
When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. Click To Tweet Luke 1:41
And this says right here, when Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting the baby leap. In her womb and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and a loud voice, she exclaimed. Bless it. Are you among women? And bless it is the child you will bear. But why am I so favored that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
As soon as the sound of your greeting reach my ears, the baby and my womb leaped for. Love that scripture is very you. Again, we’re gonna really unpack and look and see what this is telling us. But I’ll tell you what this is, this scripture I picked for on purpose for this week’s topic. Gonna be digging deep this week and go ahead and tell you guys what we’re gonna be talking about into how to defend that, those defenseless, but really how to go against those, that pro-abortion agenda.
And we needed to. From a, from a, a, a ground, a base routed in scripture, and as Christian leaders, as Christian men in particular, we need to care about this. So this scripture is really, paints a beautiful story. So first of all, let’s just, let’s unpack it together like we always do every week. Where is Luke?
Luke is the third gospel in a New Testament. So you got Matthew, mark, and Luke. So should be pretty easy for you to find. Just go to your New Testament, Matthew. Martin. Luke, there you go. You went to John. You went too far. , right? And its beautiful picture here of how God loves us from the time of conception.
We have to remember that. Okay? Now again, remember this too. In God’s eyes, there are no surprise babies. I need to say that again. In God’s eyes, there are no surprise babies. There are. Plenty of surprise parents. , that’s a different podcast. Completely. Lots of surprise parents, no surprise babies. And Mary was just given the news that she would be the mother of the Messiah.
And what does she do? She went and visited some family probably. It probably was, was was a little overwhelming, right? So she went to visit some family. And I love the scripture as it points to a little bit of, of that wild man that John the Baptist would be. Remember he would clear that password to Messiah.
And, and, and he, he was my boy. I mean, John the Baptist was awesome. He lived on Logans and honey. He, you know, he was kind of, kind of, that just the Bible paints him as this, this, this wild guy who just, he was on fire. Right? And we can’t lose sight. What was happening in this moment in, in Luke with the, of the scriptures, Elizabeth Amour son and John leapt for joy.
How does she know that? Because a mother can feel those movements. They can. And we’ve been blessed with several babies in our life. Right? And it’s always amazes me how much they move when God is netting them together in that womb, how much they move. Now, by the time this releases, Judah, preferably will be here guys, but right now he’s still in the womb.
When, when I’m recording this, he’s still in the. And it’s really cool to where I can just lay my hands right on my, on my wife’s belly and feel him, and feel him move and push and push against me and his knees and whatever. I mean, just you feel him. It’s so amazing. It’s so amazing, and that’s why we have to tackle tough issues and use scripture to help.
With our understanding of what our worldview should be. Cause again, pro-abortion people, they, they, they’re really lost and they’re struggling. And if we stand on a word of God and we know that every life is valuable, maybe we can help them. Cause we have to love them too. Guys, it’s so easy to just go to just straight up.
I. And just, you know what? Black and white, you either follow me or you don’t know. That’s not what we’re called to do. We’re supposed to love them too. And we, we need to understand that we got to use scripture to help, help them. See, you never know whose heart and how the Holy Spirit is going to prick somebody’s heart and move ’em.
Cause again, this, this picture, this, this scripture rather paints such a clear, clear picture of how God is doing all this craft craftsmanship from the moment that we’re. The moment from that second, and again, if you feel, if you’ve had a chance to feel a baby move and in someone’s belly, how credible is that?
It’s unreal. But here’s the thing, you need to remember that baby is a hundred percent baby. Even when you couldn’t, right? When you, when you couldn’t feel a move at the time of conception, four weeks, 10 weeks, 12 weeks, 14 weeks, until all those times moving up to where you couldn’t feel. That baby is still a baby, you know?
And so for, for, for me and my wife, for her, it has a lot of distressful times of pregnancies is those early stages. Cause she can’t feel a move. You know, they’re there, you know, that they’re a baby. That they’re, they’re forming God’s image, that they’re being knit together in her womb, but she couldn’t feel ’em.
So there’s some stress there and some people just think, well, that’s not a baby, it’s just a clump of cells. Wrong. That’s just wrong. We have to take our stance to date and put our voice out. And use it to, to, to serve the unborn and to protect them. And you’re gonna come against extreme ridicule if you do this in persecution.
Just, just, I’m just gonna tell you. But Jesus told us that that was following him, that was gonna happen. If we’re gonna follow Jesus, we’re going to come into that persecution and ridicule. It’s just gonna happen, but it’s time to stand firm. And we need to know that every life is valuable and as lions, we need to be equipped and ready to do everything possible to, to defend them because this is, it’s just so important just by seeing this scripture here with Elizabeth and how John the Baptist lept in her womb and this how quickly things have shifted in our society and our culture.
And then how just. Polarizing. It can be when you have pro-life versus, you know, pro-choice arguments and how quickly they can throw, just, just, just throw the baby out. But we can talk about a baby once it’s a baby, but we can’t when it’s in the womb. And I don’t understand how, how we can get so far off and, and guys, we’re not gonna, I’m not gonna keep going down a rabbit trail here, but just going through the process, process of birthing a child and going through that birth now does not make them a human.
All of a sudden, from that moment of conception, God is knitting them together. Go back to Psalm 1 39. I’ve unpacked that one before with that episode. Al Robertson. I checked that out. We really talked about.
We need to take a stance and understand that God’s word is very clear, very clear, and we don’t need to act with hatred. We don’t need to act with violence, but we can act with, with, with prayer, with love, with kindness, and show people life is valuable. There’s so many couples out there and, and people who are struggling to, to even get.
And the thought of killing babies just, just crushes them. Crushes us as our family. Cause we’ve lost babies. And as I’m not gonna sit here and tell you right now as the time of this recording, this is in October when I’m recording this, my nerves are high and we’re approaching the last final few weeks before our son is supposed to arrive.
Nerves are high. Why? Because we anticipate his arrival. But to make no mistake about. He is a fully, fully a baby right now in my wife’s womb. As much as he will be in the delivery room, prayerfully, when we hear him cry for the first time, there is no difference whatsoever. In the same way from the moment of conception, we believe he’s fully a person and then all of a sudden, once he gets a heartbeat and all these, From the moment of conception.
So you guys this week come back. This is gonna be a powerful conversation. We’re going dig deep. We’re gonna have one of my most, one of our most popular guests return. I’m not gonna tell who it is, but he is a very popular guest. So you need to come back, bring your Bible, get ready to be equipped to stand firm against the enemy.
Cuz I’m gonna tell you what, I’m gonna go through some, some areas of scripture in this convers. It’s gonna be a really interesting episode, by the way. You do not wanna miss it. I’m gonna give you some scripture to think about to help you when you get in those moments and you want to to to take a stance, but you want to do it the right way, I’m gonna give you some scripture to help guide you down those conversations.
So the question I want you to think about this will be, guys, what are ways you can stand firm for pro-life? Okay. What are ways that you can do it and stand and take, take that firm stance for pro-life? Again, talking about topics like this. I get it. They’re not popular. We’re gonna lose listeners. We’re gonna lose subscribers, but it’s what we need to do.
We need to have these conversations and bring this stuff out and talk about it unashamed and just get out there and have these conversations because guys, you need it. You need to. You need to understand, not just why should you be polite, but what does scripture say? What does God have to say about it?
Cause then you make your, your decision. Don’t make this a political thing. No, this is not, this is not Republican versus Democrat or anything like that. This is what is the inherent word of God. Have to say that the unborn and from there a lion. I’m on a line my life to. All right guys. Now for your spiritual kickoff listeners, if you have not accepted Christ into your heart, today is your day, okay?
I’m gonna tell you really quickly, Jesus is the only way. Now you need to understand a couple things. First of all, you are a sinner in need of a savior, okay? You’re not a mistake or in need of a life coach. You don’t need just somebody to help you along. Nope. You’re a sinner in need of a savior, period.
There’s nothing you can do. To pay for your penalty of your sin. Cause you’re born with the sin. With the sin nature. It’s happened ever since the fall we’re in. We’re in the world sin. So you can’t be a nice guy. You can’t help old ladies across the street. You can’t buy people’s groceries, you can’t pack bags, you know, help people upstairs.
Can’t do any of that stuff and just work your way into he, into heaven. It’s called work based righteousness. It doesn’t exist. Right? You, it’s just not there. So the only. It’s through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Maybe wondering, well, who is this Jesus guy? Well, he is the Son of God. He is God.
He came down from heaven. He came down, he was born with Virgin. And in this part of this, this story here, uh, Mary was still pregnant with the Messiah, which is just incredible when you think. And then he walked amongst us and he taught us in parables and he taught us all these, and he, and he performed all these miracles.
Then he paid the ultimate price for our sin when he died, and he was hung on the cross. But guess what? When they took him off the cross, three days later he rose. So we don’t worship the dead man who worship a living. And now he ascended to to heaven. And he sits it right-handed the Father, and the scripture says no one gets to, to the father except through him.
That’s it. He is the way, the truth and the life. That’s it. There’s no other way. So the the good news is we know that and we know that he is the way. So what you need to do, just admit to your sinner, I’m the sinner. Need a savior. You need to believe that Jesus is the son of God. You need to confess him as.
If you do those three things, the Holy Spirit will come in, will give you a new heart. You’ll be in, in, in the brotherhood, in the kingdom. The Holy Spirit will also start working and show you areas in your life that you need to work on, that you need to start leaning into. That’s gonna lead you to the Fruiter Spirit again, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
All those things are starting manifesting in your life. So if you just pray that. Saying say, you know what, Lord? I’m a sinner in need of a savior. I can’t do this alone. I do believe that you, Jesus, are the son of God, that you are alive right now, the right hand of, of the Father, and I confess you as Lord.
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Now. You were in the battle before. You were just on the wrong. Now your blinders are off. You can see, and I wanna help give you some resources. I’m not gonna try to sell you a thing, just wanna point you to some resources, help you out, and I point you to our community where you have fellow brothers out there and it’s gonna come alongside you.
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I know you’re gonna get a lot out of it, so I wanna ask you this, but if this particular spiritual kickoff impacted you, share it with someone else. And we just talked about some basic things here, but how do you simplify and apply the Bible? You take it, you list you, you read it, you, you, you pray about it and find ways to apply it to your life.
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