One night when I was in Jerusalem I walked to an overlook near the modern cinema. I went there for the purpose of listening. Several Jewish people had told me that the cries of babies past could be heard echoing from the depths of the Hinnom Valley, just south of the Old City.
It was in this valley where thousands of innocent Jewish children were sacrificed to the sexual god Molech. In Germany centuries later more than six million Jewish people were burned and tortured to death in Hitler's ovens.
I did not hear any cries that night . . . at least in the natural. But a very deep sadness came into my spirit as I meditated. What would have caused the Jewish people to murder their own children in such a heartless and cruel way? It is against the natural state of men and women to kill their offspring. Normally, every mother and father is willing to sacrifice his own life to save the life of a child.
John Milton wrote in Paradise Lost about Molech, the fiercest angelic demon-warrior in the spirit realm:
"besmeared with blood, of human sacrifice and parents' tears."
So I did some research.
The Ammonites and Phoenicians who had lived in the land before the Israelites arrived (about 1400 B.C.) worshiped a god named Molech. This "god" also went by several other names: Baal, Apis Bull, Golden Calf, and Chemosh. But they were all the same god.
Submitting to this god involved several things, all of them sexual. As a man and a woman participated in the sex act, they prayed to Molech and promised him that htey would kill the baby created from their union by "passing him through the fire". They thought this would atone for their sins.
The people loved this god because they could have as many sex partners as they desired, without the consequences and expense of raising a child. It did not even cost them anything. All they had to do was place the baby in the red-hot metal arms of Molech.
And it was all politically correct!
Are any bells going off?
Does this sound familiar?
In modern Americca we do not have anything called "passing a child through the fire." But we have the same practice.
Today it is called "abortion".
Seventy million babies have been sacrificed to this same sex godess in the United States.
God told Cain in Genesis 4:10, "Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground!"
If one man's blood cried out to God, what do you think God hears today from the blood of 70 million butchered children?
"Should we sacrifice our firstborn children to pay for our sins" (Micah 6:7)?
The blood of 70 million babies is crying out to God from the ground and back alleys where their remnants are thrown after being brutallly murdered. On some occasions dogs have pulled their remains from the dumpsters and dragged them down the street, fighting over their remains.
Unless there is national repentance, we can only look forward to judgment on a massive scale.
"Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked" (Psalm 82:3-4).