It's fall again. Across much of America this is the time of year when the taking of wild game is permitted. It is always a good excuse to tramp around in the great outdoors, as well as a much appreciated supplement for the food stores of many folks. I happen to come from a long line of wild game hunters. In fact, I distinctly remember a shot that I was blessed to observe my Grandfather make years ago when I was only a teen-ager. A caribou was running perpendicular to us about two hundred yards away. Grandpa pulled up his 270, followed that animal momentarily then squeezed off a shot that sent that animal plunging down. The caribou fell dead in his tracks. I was impressed with that shot then, and 40 years later I’m still impressed.
There is also another aspect of hunting in which I am familiar. Having lived on a farm as a child where we raised chickens, pigs, and some beef cattle, and having hunted both caribou and moose in Alaska to supply us with meat I've learned that it is necessary for the hunter to learn to butcher the animal that he has killed. The whole process begins of course with first killing the animal. Then it must be gutted, which is the first step in the butchering process. With larger animals such as caribou, beef, or especially a moose, reaching in to clean out the guts can get you plenty bloody. I suppose they who are professional meat cutters can especially relate to this. They know what it’s like to get bloody, to have blood on their hands.
Having been a student of the law of God since my youth I fully realize that all animal life has been given by the Almighty to mankind to use as food. I realize some ignorant and foolish people argue this point to their own embarrassment, but it is clearly shown in the book of Genesis, 9:2-3. However, in my years of study I have yet to come across even one indication that it is ever permissible before Yehovah to murder a fellow human being.
America, you have “blood on your hands” more than fifty-nine million innocent babies, plus the many people that have died on your streets because you do not enforce justice, and you in numerous ways wallow in murderous forms of what is call entertainment. You have legalized the murder of the unborn, coddled the violent on your streets, and immersed yourself in murderous violence in various forms of your entertainment. When I was covered with animal blood I simply washed it off. However, in your case it isn't so easy. Your guilt remains, and cannot be washed off with water, or by just looking the other way, or by passing another law or two which you think condones your actions, or listening to some educated nit-wit (High school or college teacher, politician, or preacher) that may tell you that perversion is ok. Are you less guilty than Stalin, than Hitler, than Saddam Hussein?
Woe to you America. You will surely taste the judgment of Yehovah because you have loved murder. You do it for money, for pleasure, because it's the modern fad. There is only one hope to remove your bloodstains, and that is to be washed in the blood of Yeshua, the Lamb of God. He was the Lamb whom Yehovah ordered slaughtered on behalf of all guilty men. Yes, it was Yehovah who arranged for Yeshua’s blood to be spilled as a payment for the sins of all perverted men. Why did He do that? He did it because He loved us, and in doing so He provided a way for us to be forgiveness, but a soul can only realize that forgiveness by admitting their sin, turning from it, and crying out to God for mercy.
Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? 2For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. 3He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. 4Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. 6All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. 7He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. 8He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. 9And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. 10Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand. (Isaiah 53:1-10 KJV)
Think about it!
An American Watchman
Gregory A DeHart
Consider: Pr. 1:8-9, 1Ti. 6:10, Lk. 9:24, He. 9:22, Ps. 94:16, Is. 10:1-4, Is. 53:1-12