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For many decades now, Catholics have been fighting an uphill battle against the abortion industry. And when I say the “abortion industry,” I actually mean Planned Parenthood and the so-called progressive movement.
In reality, Catholics have been fighting against the demonic ritual of child sacrifice that has been legalised in the United States since 1973 with the infamous Roe v Wade case.
In 2019 alone, over half a million innocent babies were killed (source: cdc.gov). In other words, more humans than twice the entire population of Orlando, Florida were unjustly slaughtered!
Let that sink in.
So when the document pointing to the overturning of Roe v Wade leaked, it made sense why Catholics were rejoicing.
On the 2nd of May 2022, POLITICO published a document. It was the initial draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito. This 98-page document showed that the Supreme Court of the United States of America had voted to strike down the landmark Roe v Wade decision.
Even though this decision is expected to go into effect sometime in June this year (2022), millions of Catholics are understandably filled with joy after hearing this news. It was as if all our prayers had been answered and we were already reaping the fruits of our labours after over half a century!
But the worst is not yet over.
The Final Lap
In every struggle, it is just when you think you’re winning and relax that you lose. This is true in marathons, boxing, and most importantly, war.
In a word, it’s not over until it is over.
And we have a model in the Bible for what to do during the final lap: watch and pray. Here are 3 biblical cases to consider:
- When Jesus began His passion (Matthew 26:36–46)…
- When Daniel was interceding for Jerusalem (Daniel 9:1–19)…
- When Ananias prayed for St. Paul’s eyesight (Acts 9:1–19)…
In all these cases, the result was already guaranteed: salvation would come through Jesus’ suffering, death, and resurrection, the Jews would be freed after 70 years, and St. Paul would be healed and go on to become one of the greatest Apostles.
But there was still this final step of prayer that needed to be done.
In the Bible, and among early Christians, it was well known: when God’s word promises something, and you believe it in faith that you would receive it, you still had to actively pray and work for it.
But these days, God says, we believe it, then we go home and sit, waiting for it to happen.
Do you not know that while you sleep and wait, the devil is working hard? Do you not know that he and his vile army work day and night, never pausing even for a moment, for the destruction of mankind?
Watch and pray, brothers and sisters. This news comes as a little consolation to us that our fight and prayers have not been in vain. But again, it’s not over until it is over!
Watch (work, fight, debate, write, teach, push, act, influence… Look towards what God is using you to do for Him), and pray.