"There is not one aspect
of my life that has not been affected by my abortion" - Women Speak Out Concerning
Supreme Court Nomination
July 18, 2005
The women of Operation Outcry are making their
voices heard in Washington regarding the president's choice of a Supreme Court nomination.
Over a thousand women who are part of Operation Outcry testified to the damage abortion
has caused in their lives in affidavits filed at a recent hearing with the U.S.
Senate Judiciary committee.
Sandra Cano, a.k.a Doe, stated at the hearing, "I am angry. I feel like my identity
has been stolen and put on this case without my knowledge and against my wishes.
How dare they use my name! One of the Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court said during
oral arguments, 'What does it matter if she is real or not?' Well, I am real and
it does matter. I was in court under a false name and lies . . . Doe v. Bolton is
based on a lie and deceit. It needs to be retried or overturned . . . Abortion is
wrong. I love children. I would never harm a child, yet because of this case, I
bear the guilt of over 46 million children being killed. The Court is also guilty."
The organization is calling on President Bush and the Senate to choose a justice
who will consider the facts and evidence that are now available, showing the effects
abortion has on women and their families. Dianne Donaudy, Georgia State Leader for
Operation Outcry, said, "There is not one aspect of my life that has not been affected
by my abortion. We must have a nominee who believes in the 'Rule of Law.'"
by Dianne Donaudy / Aimee Herd, Steve Shultz reporting
: Jul 18, 2005 : Christian Wire Service
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July 18, 2005
by Reuven and Mary Lou Doron
One New Man Call
Rick Joyner on
Reuven & Mary Lou Doron:
consider Reuven and Mary Lou Doron to have some of the most important revelation
on both the Church and Israel in our times. Like many of the great men and women
of God in Scripture, Reuven had some personal and serious failures, but his submission
to discipline and a restoration process has only raised my esteem for him. I am
confident that their most important work is yet ahead."
Reuven & Mary Lou Doron:
Submitting to Pentecost's
"My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow
Me." (John 10)
There was a time when man and his wife were naked and unashamed. Their fellowship
with God and with one another was perfect, unhindered and pure. Together, as one,
they walked with God in the cool of the evening in the garden of delight and knew
no lack. This still is the highest privilege and calling of husbands and wives,
and one which we ourselves strive to attain to daily as we walk out God's redemption
in our own lives and marriage.
After the fall, however, things dramatically changed. The sound of God's voice seeking
fellowship in the garden now triggered FEAR instead of joy. The guilt and shame
in the hearts of Adam and his wife filtered God's life-giving voice, distorted it,
and produced a horrific chain reaction in their wounded souls. The first couple
on earth was now driven toward hiding, cover-up, denial and blame shifting, culminating
in the "super-sin" of all -- accusing God for their calamity (Genesis 3:8-13).
Eve was deceived by the serpent. Adam was lured by her. In his defense, looking
to deflect the responsibility for his actions, Adam said to God,
"The woman whom Thou gavest to be with me, SHE gave me
of the tree . . . " (Genesis 3:12). In other words, as Adam framed
it, it was God's mistake that the woman was placed by his side in the first place,
only to mislead him on that terrible day.
Then and there was born the enmity between the genders as distrust, anger and disappointment
became part of each couple's experience from then on. We ourselves found that breaking
down that dividing wall is a daily discipline and an ongoing and deliberate labor
of love in order to appropriate what Christ has won for us and to defend our marital
oneness in Him.
Once Adam turned on God, questioning His integrity as the sovereign creator of our
lives and circumstance, it was all over! Unacknowledged and unrepented sin turned
into a full-blown rebellion, and mankind became the enemy of God. Ousted from the
garden, a flaming SWORD now blocked the way back to God and to eternal life. The
Hebrew word for that SWORD in Genesis 3:24 is HEREV.
Creation was now cursed. Demonic forces roamed the earth freely and man was dead
in sin. In this darkened atmosphere, God's voice, the source of all life and light,
became a threat. The further mankind wandered from the garden and the more independent
they became, the less they wanted and were able to hear that voice. It triggered
FEAR and RESENTMENT in the hearts due to the unresolved guilt.
However, there is always a choice. As the decades and centuries passed, some heard
God's voice, though not always obeying Him. Cain, Enoch, Noah, Job, Hagar, Pharaoh,
Abimelech, Abraham, Lot, Laban, Rebekah and others, all interacted with the living
word. Some sought Him, others were sought by Him. Some harkened and submitted to
His voice, others disregarded and rejected it. The record of their lives and legacy
is found in Scripture, demonstrating the stormy relationship between God and mankind.
The First Pentecost
Redeemed out of Egypt, young Israel arrived at the foot of Mt. Sinai during the
season of Pentecost. The Hebrew nation was there to receive their calling -- God's
Laws for life and prosperity which were to propel them into a global priesthood.
But God's voice, once again, was too much to bear.
"And all the people perceived the thunder and the lightning
flashes and the sound of the trumpet and the mountain smoking; and when the people
saw it, they trembled and stood at a distance. Then they said to Moses, 'Speak to
us yourself and we will listen; but let not God speak to us, lest we die.'"
Many, unwilling or unable to hear and receive the full impact of God's voice, still
choose to hear only man instead. Our movements are filled with spectators, not unlike
the sports arenas of the world. Some perform, others are entertained, but how many
hear and obey the voice of God?
Moses, descending from the smoking mountaintop with the tablets written by God's
finger in his arms, found Israel worshiping the golden calf. Moved with wrath,
"Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, 'Whoever
is for the LORD, come to me!' And all the sons of Levi gathered together to him.
And he said to them, 'Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, "Every man of you put
his SWORD upon his thigh, and go back and forth from gate to gate in the camp, and
kill every man his brother, and every man his friend, and every man his neighbor."'
So the sons of Levi did as Moses instructed, and about THREE THOUSAND men of the
people fell that day." (Ex. 32)
The name of that desert mountain is Mt. Horeb, or Horev in the original text. This
is the same root word used for the flaming SWORD found in Genesis 3. As the bloody
drama unfolded on that terrible day, a SWORD, once again, separated mankind from
the divine presence as the Levite swords swept thorough the camp at the foot of
the mountain of the SWORD.
Three thousand souls perished in the judgment of the Lord on that first Pentecost.
1,500 years later, again at Pentecost, 3,000 souls were dramatically touched by
eternity under a different dispensation as they were fished out of the Jerusalem
mob by Peter's message and received eternal life.
Perhaps we haven't fully appreciated the words of the apostle in II Corinthians
3:6, saying, " . . . the letter kills, but the Spirit
gives life." The same God who killed 3,000 by the giving of the Law also
revived 3,000 by the giving of the Spirit. Why? Because of Jesus' blood and sacrificial
death at Passover.
God's two-edged SWORD serves both life and death. The sword of the Spirit is the
Word, and in order to return to God and live, we must first die. We must pass through
the flaming SWORD separating us from Him in order to re-enter the garden. That HEREV
is His word of truth that convicts us of our sin, rebellion and desperate need.
In today's Pentecost, after the Passover has been fulfilled, the same word that
kills us also revives us by the power of the Spirit that has now come.
We ourselves passed through the depth of God's dealings, judgments and cleansing
of the sin of adultery and unfaithfulness in recent years. Often, we cried out to
Him for strength and grace to submit to His sword working its work of death and
life in our hearts, for He kills and He makes alive by the same word.
"For the word of God is living and active and sharper
than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit,
of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the
heart." Hebrews 4:12
Reuven and Mary Lou Doron
One New Man Call