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Open Your Eyes!

Leviticus 20:4-5a
“And if the people of the land do at all close their eyes to that man when he gives one of his children to Molech, and do not put him to death, then I will set my face against that man and against his clan and will cut them off from among their people.”

Over the years, I’ve heard sermons and lectures on the particular barbarity of this ancient demon-god Molech, detailing the horrific rites and rituals that worshippers would perform in his honor, most heinous among these being the practices that culminated in child sacrifice; and there aren’t words in our English language capable of expressing such savagery. Yet we better call it anathema or demonic or abominable or something of the like. We better decry it somehow, whether it’s through letters or picket signs or litigation, no matter how little difference our voice seems to make, because to not speak when God has called us to do so is to let the goat demons have their way with our kids.

Forget about politics here, friend. Forget about left verses right or progressive verses conservative or individual freedom verses public good. This is about the heart of our heavenly Father toward little children explicated throughout the Scriptures. In Matthew 18, Christ says, “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.” And He follows that up in verse 14 of the very next chapter with these unforgettable words: “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven (verse 13-14).”

Molech has a lot of masks. Sometimes he’s covered in the tribal paint of a witch doctor, other times he’s wearing a prodigious lab coat. Sometimes he whispers spells behind a cauldron of fire, other times he writes curriculums at a local school board. Sometimes he sacrifices kids all at once in a drunken ceremony, other times he sacrifices them one by one under the guise of ‘women’s rights’ and ‘health care.’

Hear our Father thunder from heaven against such wickedness, Christian! And heed His serious call to do likewise.