The chamber exploded in wild clapping, whistling, and thunderous applause that went on for a number of minutes. The cheering wasn’t for a national championship during the current frenzy over national championships, however. The exultation was for the announcement that the New York state legislature had just passed the Reproductive Health Act.
New York Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo then signed the piece of legislation into law. In doing so, he–obviously greatly encouraged by the wild cheering of the legislators–gleefully said, “I am directing that New York’s landmarks be lit in pink to celebrate this achievement and shine a bright light forward for the rest of the nation to follow.”
He then proceeded to do just that, lighting the World Trade Tower in a brilliant, pink color.
He added, “The Reproductive Health Act is a historic victory for New Yorkers and for our progressive values.”
The ravenous jubilation over the “achievement” has at its center legitimizing the murder of babies, both in and out of their mother’s wombs, right up until the birth and beyond.
Attempts have been made for many years to get such legislation made into law. The Republican Senate, until now, managed to block the efforts. This time, with the Republican numbers insufficient to stop it, the assembly passed it 92-47.
One legislator summed up the law that takes away all rights of the unborn child to enjoy the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness:
“We have a president who’s made it very, very clear that he wants to overturn Roe v. Wade,” Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins declared before the vote. “Today, here in New York, we are saying no […] and we’re not just saying no. We’re saying that here in New York, women’s health matters. We’re saying here in New York, women’s lives matter. We’re saying here in New York, women’s decisions matter.”
Ms. Stewart thereby voiced, wittingly or unwittingly, the rebellious declaration that mankind has exhibited down through the millennia: We need no God to rule over us is the never-ending mantra while shaking a collective fist in the Almighty’s face.
The cheer that erupted in the New York legislature chamber that day instead–again, wittingly or unwittingly–was fulfilling Bible prophecy that will, perhaps very soon, bring rulership of the god of this world. Antichrist awaits in the shadowy wings of this ever-darkening time as the Tribulation looms. They were cheering for that man of sin who will give them not only the infanticide they think is such a glorious thing, but genocide that will force them to worship and obey him if they don’t want to be among those murdered. They are cheering on a holocaust of dimensions unimaginable, even when considering the horrendous one of Hitler’s making.
These are cheering the likes of Planned Parenthood, an organization inspired by Margaret Sanger, a woman with a globalist view who championed eugenics–the killing of inferior races, black people in particular–in order to bring about racial purity. Doing so, she proposed, was the way to perfect mankind. All dark races are, she postulated, inferior.
Hitler and the Nazi ideology absorbed her Satan-inspired madness.
With Mr. Cuomo’s blatant decision to light the World Trade tower in pink to honor the occasion and the women who see the murder of babies as a glorious thing, thoughts, I must admit, sparked within my own mind: Will the Lord respond in some way to this unbelievably rebellious and deliberate shaking of the fist in His face?
I’m sure you might have entertained similar thoughts. To bathe in pink the Tower that replaced the Twin Towers where three thousand lost their lives seems not just a rebellious act by man, but an act of hatred against the Creator of all things inspired by the greatest of all rebels.
I guess the jury is still out on whether the Lord will, in the near term, respond in some way to this act of what seems to me the epitome of this generation’s depravity and ungodliness. Certainly, we can be absolutely assured that this and all sin will be dealt with in a heavenly-appropriate way on one eternal day. But, being human and quite vindictive in attitude at some points in my appraisal of things, I would like to… Well, I won’t verbalize it here because then you wouldn’t think of me as the saintly scrivener I would have myself to be in your eyes.
I receive emails weekly expressing that the senders long for the Rapture. They ask, rhetorically: Why has the Lord not put an end to all this evil, and taken us home?
The answer burns in my thoughts. There are billions of people on the planet who are being called by the Holy Spirit at every given moment. America, where the gospel has saturated culture and society for decades, is not Heaven’s only consideration. Millions around the world are God’s omniscient concern. Many are coming to Him for salvation daily. He, alone, knows when that final person to be born again into His family will accept Christ for salvation during this Age of Grace.
The Apostle Peter gave us a prophetic glimpse of our Lord’s ways and thoughts being high above our own, and of His patience with mankind:
Beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:7-11)
All that said, those who are–wittingly or unwittingly–cheerleaders for Antichrist are waging unholy warfare these days in ways that are portentous. It is a dangerous matter to shake a fist in His holy face.
He accepted me into His family through my repentance and belief in the death, burial and resurrection of His Son. He did the same for many of you reading this commentary. In the matter of being sinners, these who demonstrate a hatred for the God who created them are no worse sinners than were we. The Lord wants to welcome them into His eternal kingdom so they won’t have to endure the coming years of wrath He must pour upon those who remain rebels.
If you don’t know Him through His Son, Jesus Christ, turn to Him in repentance at this moment. It is just this simple.
“That if you will confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and will believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9).