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The Sanctity of Life Begins in the Church

Thursday, 09 Jan 2014 09:25 AM

By Alveda King

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“And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” Matthew 25:40

Last night I was on a prayer call with about 500 people. Everyone who prayed was agreeing that there is a “wealth transfer” and that God is bringing resources into his kingdom for a “new awakening” that will lead to a great revival. Yes, there is a great awakening underfoot, and we need to be a part of this movement!

Sometime between midnight and this morning, I had a dream. A little girl asked her mother to teach her about Jesus. The mother called me and asked for videos and books that she could use to teach her daughter. I thought that I had some stored away in some chests in my home, but the demand was so urgent that I decided to go to a warehouse and quickly get some materials. Alas, the warehouse was nearly empty.

There was a woman there whom I usually turned to for resources such as those that were useful for my pro-life work. But the little girl wasn’t asking about my usual themes of why abortion is bad, why we need to end abortion, and those types of issues. Of course, this issue is still a primary message, yet prime among prime is the demand the little one was making: "Tell me about Jesus!"

Finally my friend in the warehouse found a box with books suitable for a child to read about Jesus, God, the kingdom and to meet the awakening demand of the little child.

“And a little child shall lead them” (Isaiah 11:6).

Interestingly enough, just before the prayer call, I had briefly attended a gathering where a friend of mine had asked me this: “Are you still singing?” Thankfully, I was able to respond that I am working on a new music project, and will even be singing a “new song” on the project myself.

Soon after that, I went for a late dinner and then returned to my room for the prayer call. On the call, amidst all of the declarations was a message from a woman saying that we must increase our obedience and worship.

She urged us to join together right on that call and begin to praise and worship God. She sang a spontaneous song, someone blew the shofar, and the over 500 people on that called joined in praising God.

Please don’t think that praise and worship are limited to song and music. While they are both an integral part of the process, the fruit of our lips, our deeds and actions, our obedience are what praise and worship are all about. Faith in God, working through his love, prayer, generosity are all a part of the spirit and truth worship experience!

“The hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth” (John 4:23-24).

Today I will be attending to pro-life ministry. Again, this is a vital part of my life. The sanctity of human life, indeed all life is under siege, and I am called into this battle for the seed of our children, our generations. Yet, I can’t forget that a little 3-year-old girl is depending on me to get the news of Jesus, of the Gospel to her.

Is your storeroom empty? Are there dreams and songs and books and witty inventions inside of you that are waiting to get out and be used to add to the multiplication, the wealth transfer which is so needed to bring life to a dying world and a hungry and thirsty generation? There is an old song, "People Need the Lord." The message of the song isn’t old, it is timeless.

In a few days, on Jan. 20, 2014, many will celebrate the 85th birthday of my uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Two days later, on Jan. 22, my birthday, I’ll be inviting you to join me for The National Memorial for the Unborn Prayer Service in Washington, D.C.

Yet while many will remark about how 50 years ago MLK received the Nobel Peace Prize, or how long the battle against Roe v. Wade has been raging, I’ll be remembering that empty warehouse and that little girl who is hungry for the Gospel, for an abundant life.

By the way, three years ago, that little girl’s mother wanted to abort her. I promised her mother back then that if she would keep the baby, I’d be there to help her. Another young woman called me about the same time that I was renewing my promise by agreeing to get those resources to them. She reminded me of a similar promise I made to her nearly five years ago when she agreed not to abort her child.

To make a long story short, I promised this young mother who now has four children (the youngest still in her womb) that I will bring her to church this weekend. It will be a sacrifice in my busy life, but along with diapers and milk for her babies, they all need Jesus.

Yes, you are hearing from Evangelist Alveda King now. This message will grow over the next several months, and I pray that you will pray with me.

Let’s pray that God will advance our message of the sanctity of human life everywhere, from conception or fertilization until natural death, and everything between.

Dr. Alveda C. King grew up in the civil rights movement led by her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She is a pastoral associate and director of African-American outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries. Her family home in Birmingham, Ala., was bombed, as was her father’s church office in Louisville, Ky. Alveda herself was jailed during the open housing movement. Read more reports from Dr. Alveda C. King — Click Here Now.
 

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