The Catholic Defender: Are The Medes Being Stirred

Posted by Donald Hartley - January 31st, 2016

Jeremiah 1“The word of the LORD came to me, saying: Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you, a prophet to the nations I appointed you. But do you gird your loins; stand up and tell them all that I command you. Be not crushed on their account, as though I would leave you crushed before them; for it is I this day who have made you a fortified city, a pillar of iron, a wall of brass, against the whole land: against Judah’s kings and princes, against its priests and people. They will fight against you but not prevail over you, for I am with you to deliver you, says the LORD.”

This scripture text coming from Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19 is used many times to defend unborn children. As Jeremiah was known by Our Lord beginning in the womb, that applies to all of us. In this text, the Lord is revealing to Jeremiah that from his beginning, God had a plan for him. Again, this applies to all of us as well.

Like Moses had been called at the burning bush, and then again at Passover, Jeremiah is being instructed by God to gird his loins. He is to follow the Lord’s command. Ephesians 6:14-16, “Stand therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the equipment of the gospel of peace; besides all these, taking the shield of faith, with which you can quench all the flaming darts of the evil one.”

jesus_before_pilate_jekelThere is a constant theme here, we are to be ready because the days are coming says the Lord that the world will have to answer because of disobedience. Isaiah 13:11 warns, “I will punish the world for its evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; I will put an end to the pride of the arrogant, and lay low the haughtiness of the ruthless.”

Consider what is taking place in Christian Europe today? We are watching a Syrian invasion that has never been seen before. The vast majority of Syrian refugees are raging havoc pillaging and raping all over Europe. It really feels as if Europe is lost? What is happening is truly tragic and most “refugees” are young men without a family, who are what Presidential Candidate, Donald J. Trump calls a “Trojan Horse”.

The weak Governments of Europe have maintained a “political correctness” that emboldens these Muslim refugees to go and rape and pillage, to kill. I know that some are trying to get these refugees to assimilate into the European was of life. They are providing seminars to share with the Muslim brotherhood thinking that they will learn to respect women. This is incredible and there are some in America who wants to bring this nonsense here by the thousands.

Jeremiah 2Something has happened in the Western world with the rise of militant feminism that has brought about a decline of the Family, the rise of homosexuality, abortion, and the attack on faith in America. What has happened in Europe may be irreversible, with the exclusion of war, caused by civil strife.

Returning to Isaiah 13 beginning with verse 14, “And like a hunted gazelle, or like sheep with none to gather them, every man will turn to his own people, and every man will flee to his own land. Whoever is found will be thrust through, and whoever is caught will fall by the sword. Their infants will be dashed in pieces before their eyes; their houses will be plundered and their wives ravished. Behold, I am stirring up the Medes against them, who have no regard for silver and do not delight in gold. Their bows will slaughter the young men; they will have no mercy on the fruit of the womb; their eyes will not pity children.”

Jeremiah 3What is happening here? First, Jeremiah was called by God to preach repentance to God’s people, but he was rejected by the king and Israel even to the point of being placed in a cistern (Jeremiah 38:6). The Israelites did not listen to God’s word and were then enslaved by Babylon.

Look at what has happened in the Western world since 1973 and the Supreme Court’s decision “Roe V Wade” which legalized abortion in America? Isaiah warns that the Medes (modern day Irag/Iran) would dash to pieces their infants? Children have suffered a great deal in America. Abortion was sold that it would decrease child abuse, since 1973, child abuse is up 400% since 1973. Also, I will maintain that abortion is the worse form of child abuse.

Another statement coming from Isaiah, “their houses will be plundered and their wives ravished.” In a better day, men were seen as protecting their family, their wives and children. Isaiah’s text would be what happens when a fallen nation suffers as the conquers take the spoils. But what is happening here in America largely is not because of a foreign power, it is mostly coming from within.

A case can be said that America has been invaded by millions of people coming across our Southern Boarder. Our politicians can’t find the political will to close off the threat of invasion. There are thousand of incidences where Americans have been hurt by illegal aliens. We are asleep at the wheel.

Jeremiah 4One more point coming from Isaiah, “Behold, I am stirring up the Medes against them, who have no regard for silver and do not delight in gold. Their bows will slaughter the young men; they will have no mercy on the fruit of the womb; their eyes will not pity children.” The Children of God will be punished because of their disobedience. The Medes here represent the evil that “will slaughter the young men: they will have no mercy on the fruit of the womb; their eyes will not pity children”.

Since 1973, in the United States, we have killed nearly 60,000,000 children who were not protected within their mother’s womb. The Progressive Liberal celebrates this tragic fact. Like Jeremiah, everyone of them God knew while they were being formed in their mother’s womb. Who among us will answer the call to proclaim God’s word and preach repentance to the Nations?

Trump-Rubio-Cruz-AP-640x423We are about to elect a new president and we better really pray that we place a leader who will honor God’s name, will honor God’s ways, and will focus on bringing back what America was founded on and what the Constitution maintains.

Today, I believe the best man to accomplish this will be Donald Trump. He is not being elected to be bible study in chief, though he should be immersed in it, but he would be elected to bring America back into greatness. God is the complete answer…

Are we beyond the point of no return? As Abraham interceded for a lost Sodom and Gomorrah, we better take serious the call to repentance before it is too late (2 Chronicles 7:14).

God our Father, Giver of life, we entrust the United States of America to Your loving care. You are the rock on which this nation was founded. You alone are the true source of our cherished rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Reclaim this land for Your glory and dwell among Your people. Send Your Spirit to touch the hearts of our nation´s leaders. Open their minds to the great worth of human life and the responsibilities that accompany human freedom. Remind Your people that true happiness is rooted in seeking and doing Your will. Through the intercession of Mary Immaculate, Patroness of our land, grant us the courage to reject the “culture of death.” Lead us into a new millennium of life. We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

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One Response to “The Catholic Defender: Are The Medes Being Stirred”

  1. Donald Hartley

    A friend on Facebook, Patti writes, “Everyone should hit on this and read the article< Trump is trying to keep out The refugees that are bringing Terrorist to this Country, what is happening is truly tragic and most “refugees” are young men without a family, who are what, Presidential Candidate, Donald J. Trump calls a “Trojan Horse”. He is correct in wanting to Protect America by temporarily closing our Borders."

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