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Good Morning Pioneer Baptist!

Ephesians 6:12 “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

There is certainly danger afoot when we attempt to take a political election and spiritualize it. And yes, I believe the “high places” referenced in Ephesians 6:12 are far higher than the hallowed halls of our United States Congress, but spiritual wickedness can take place there as well! When Jesus was convicted (or at least falsely handed over) it was definitely

a matter of “spiritual wickedness in high places” (Satan was behind it) but the drama was played out using human beings right here on planet earth such as Judas Iscariot, Pontius Pilate, and the Jewish leadership. After all, Israel did have men in the position of “high’ priests.

Does Jesus care about babies being dismembered minutes before their birth? It is not in any way a debatable matter whether this is a tiny human being – he or she is. Formed completely, and ready to make his or her (yes, his or her) entrance, only to be ripped apart in ways we would consider horrific cruelty if it were to be done twenty minutes later. Or how about an unsuccessful abortion, which then makes it permissible and supposedly socially acceptable to humanely kill the newborn? Does this really make sense to anyone? How can this even be accepted in a so-called Judeo-Christian society, let alone be cheered as it was in the New York State Senate on January 21st of this year? Here’s how one writer expressed the passage of New York State’s misnamed Reproductive Health Act: “A standing ovation for abortion? That’s what New York’s Reproductive Health Act got in the Senate chamber when it passed last week. Lawmakers and bystanders stood and applauded a law that legalizes abortion all the way up until birth, for any reason.” Adding to the gleeful celebration, Governor Andrew Cuomo said that One World Trade Center's 408-foot spire, the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, the Kosciuszko Bridge and the Alfred E. Smith Building in Albany would be lit in pink the next evening to celebrate. “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." Cuomo said.

Those are pretty high places.

Politically in the United States of America, the Presidency is generally considered to be “the highest office in the land.” A Harris-Biden presidency would almost positively mean that, in Kamala Harris’ words, (This when “The Daily Caller” asked various Democratic senators “if there was a point at which [abortion] would be considered immoral.”) “I think it’s up to a woman to make that decision, and I will always stand by that […] I think she needs to make that decision with her doctor, with her priest, with her spouse.”

Please know that “spiritual wickedness in high places” is on the ballot in thirty-three days!

Love to all,

Pastor

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