Updated: Dec 4, 2019
Another shooting! No, this is not normal—although it is completely spiritual. There are twenty-one references to the shedding of innocent blood in the Scriptures. These references refer to those who are judicially innocent, though not necessarily innocent in their standing with God—meaning, they have committed no crime or act that is worthy of the death penalty.
Psalm 106:38 “And they shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and their daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; and the land was polluted with the blood.”
We have had a culture of death since 1973 when our Supreme Court allowed for the destruction of unborn children. This culture has presided over millions of infant deaths. This license to premeditatedly murder little boys and little girls has polluted our land and has defined a generation for forty years. That means this whole generation has grown up with murder as a tolerated moral norm. The pollution of innocent blood devalues all human life; it makes more murder the outcome—sin upon sin. Abel’s blood cried from the ground for vengeance. What must the shed blood of these little ones, the boys and girls who committed no crime, what must their voice sound like to God!
As spiritual leaders and shepherds in our communities, I believe it is critical that we address the root issue that we are seeing in our culture—the spiritual issue—and not merely philosophize or try to be social engineers. It is amazing that many of those who use the word “justice” related to human plight completely ignore and, in some cases, even justify abortion. Again, if you ignore and even target the most vulnerable among us, the unborn, the pollution flows downstream.
Jesus gave His life, a sacred life. He was sinless, but a human; He clothed Himself with flesh. The enemy’s ultimate agenda is to cheapen the life and the sacrifice of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Do we want to stop the murder? If so, we must go to the mouth of the pollution. God hates the shedding of innocent blood. Should we not, likewise, hate it if we profess to love Him?
May God give us a prophetic mantle to clearly articulate God's heart and bring true spiritual understanding toward the community.