by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies – Silencing the Enemy
God’s Word is amazing. And the more we read it, the more we behold His character and His heart for mankind. In Psalm 8:1 and 3 we read about the glory of God’s creation and the heavens. But right in the middle of these acclamations to God’s glory verse 2 pops up:“Because of Your adversaries, You have established a stronghold from the mouths of children and nursing infants to silence the enemy and the avenger” (HCSB). This Scripture reveals how God sees babies and little children. They silence the enemy, the devil who hates children and wants to eradicate life every way he can by contraception, sterilization, and abortion.
Genesis 3:16 is the first prophetic promise of the Messiah who came through the womb of a woman to bruise the head of Satan and bring salvation and deliverance to the world. The womb of the woman is still the vehicle through which babies come, eternal souls born in the image of God and with a God-consciousness and bent toward God. Children naturally love God and respond to Him and as this is taught and fostered in a godly home they can grow up to be mighty men and women of God. Of course, this inborn response to God can be squelched by ungodly parents.
What happened after Jesus rose up in indignation and cast out all the money-changers from the temple (Matthew 21:14-16)? The children filled the temple crying out “Hosanna to the son of David.” It was the children who filled the temple with the glory of God (Matthew 21:14-16) and Jesus then quoted Psalm 8:2.
Dear mothers, please understand the power of bringing forth the “godly seed” from your womb. Every baby that is born is another opportunity to destroy and silence the enemy’s evil plans. The more children born to godly families, the more righteousness will fill the land and the more evil will be defeated. (Psalm 127:5).
Can I share with you again one of my favorite quotes by Frank Boreham?
“We fancy that God can only manage His world by big battalions abroad, when all the while He is doing it by beautiful babies at home. When a wrong wants righting, or a truth wants preaching, or a continent wants opening, GOD SENDS A BABY INTO THE WORLD TO DO IT. That is why long, long ago, a Babe was born in Bethlehem.”
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