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The Government's Dangerous Turning

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Shalom, to you my Friend and Co-Minister in the Great Commission...

Last month, I wrote to you about the ominous case of Mark Houck. Houck was a pro-life activist who, at 7a.m. on September 23, 2021, found himself and his family surrounded by approximately 25 helmeted, shielded, and armed FBI and police officers who had converged on his family's home.

What was the cause of such extreme measures? A pro-abortion activist had charged him with pushing him - as the man yelled obscenities near Houck's 12-year-old-son, after warning the man to back away - so that he fell down and incurred a scratch. The charge was dismissed. And yet more than a year after the incident, a multitude of armed police officers stormed the Houck residence and forcibly arrested Houck in front of his wife and seven children.

What would possess the present administration, the Department of Justice, the FBI, and law enforcement agents to plan out and execute such an unwarranted (literally as they had no warrant) and outrageous act? The answer is disturbing. The event was not isolated. Around the same time as the raid on the Houck's residence, the Department of Justice charged 11 individuals for federal crimes linked to protesting abortion - one of the 11 charged is an 87-year old woman!

Houck is to be put on trial on charges that face 11 years in jail! At the same time, since the leaking of the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, there have been 75 attacks documented on pro-life organizations around the country. How many arrests have been documented from these 75 attacks? Zero. Rather, the FBI has focused on charging Houck and an 87-year-old woman.

They stormed the home of this pro-life activist more than a year after an incident that resulted in a scratch, which charge had already been dismissed.

Why would the Biden administration's Department of Justice go to such extreme measures to target a pro-life father over an already dismissed charge? It is obviously because Roe V. Wade was overturned. And this is the vengeance inflicted by his administration on those who stand for life and the ways of God.

The Bible warns that in the last days there will be persecution. Governments will undoubtedly be part of that persecution. We are living in the last days and we must be ready and strong, resolved, and committed to stand for God, no matter what the price, what the cost. We can take courage knowing that God's Word has already told us it would happen - and thus God is in control - and still on the throne. It is an honor to stand for God in such times. This month, make it your goal to consecrate and dedicate, commit, and prepare yourself for that goal. And may God greatly bless you as you do!

Your brother and co-laborer

in His love and service,


See Message: Above the Gods

Scripture: Revelation 2:10