The Valley of Slaughter—Fighting Abortion in a Blood-Soaked Land

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You shouldn't argue with baby-killing demons, no matter how brilliant your defense may be.

Because they have forsaken Me and have profaned this place by making offerings in it to other gods whom neither they, their fathers, nor the kings of Judah have known, and have filled this place with the blood of the innocent, and have built the high places of Baal to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings to Baal, which I did not command or decree, nor did it come into My mind— therefore, surely the days are coming, says the Lord, when this place shall no more be called Topheth or the Valley of Ben Hinnom, but the Valley of Slaughter (Jer. 19:4-6).

There is a battle to be waged against the murderous spirit of abortion in our nation, but many in the church are fighting the wrong fight in this valley of slaughter—and they are losing.

My wife and I have lost seven babies, not to the intentional act of abortion, but to the heartbreaking shock of miscarriage and stillbirth. I'll never forget my wife convincing her doctor to induce labor on what would be the earliest, smallest baby he's ever delivered naturally. I'll also never forget the moment that tiny baby was delivered into our waiting hands. She was little. She was perfect. All babies are perfect. All seven of ours most certainly were.

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In the middle of our losses, Amy and I were in the delivery room praying, contending and crying out that our baby boy would be delivered, alive and healthy. Less than a minute before Jet Samuel Burton would enter the world, the doctor, who was with us through our previous losses, asked me if I'd like to deliver my new baby boy. We switched positions and he took me to medical school—a 30-second lesson on how to deliver a baby.

I was unprepared, but more ready than I can explain. Jet's head emerged, I carefully grasped it and helped guide him into the world. Emotions were overwhelming. Tears were flowing. Jet was alive.

So, yes, children are worth fighting for. But, are we fighting the right battle?

Flesh, Blood and Moloch

The Bible makes it clear that we don't war against flesh and blood. As gruesome as it is, this symbolic picture becomes very real when we deal with the spirit of abortion. Literal flesh and blood are ripped and spilled every hour. Worldwide, there is an unborn baby violently destroyed every second. Eight-six children are sacrificed to the murderous principality Moloch every minute. The worship is Satanic at a level none of us can truly understand.

Moses warned the Israelites about sacrificing to this god. In their rebellion, they rejected the mandate of God.

Read this sobering passage of Scripture:

they served their idols, which were a snare to them. Yes, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons, and poured out innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was polluted with blood.
Thus were they defiled by their acts and acted like whores with these actions. Therefore the wrath of the Lord was kindled against His people, and He abhorred His own inheritance. He gave them into the hand of the nations, and those who hated them ruled over them. Their enemies also oppressed them, and Israel was brought into subjection under their powerful hand (Ps. 106:36-42).

America is at this point. The land is desecrated by the blood of millions of children sacrificed to a deadly demonic entity.

The church is fighting the wrong battle.

To be clear, I do see some value in presenting a godly defense and in electing righteous politicians who can promote righteous laws. However, I don't believe the battle should be waged there as it cannot be won there.

It's easy to rise up in a spirit of debate, attempting to use logic to sway people from one position to another. There are some out there who can cause true introspection using this method. I think of someone like Ben Shapiro, a non-Christian who is extremely effective at using secular logic and debate to make a case. Ray Comfort is a believer who can be quite effective at causing individuals to reconsider their stance on abortion. However, we need to understand that memes, Facebook posts and righteous indignation directed at those who support taking the life of babies are poor weapons in this war. Why? The battle is spiritual.

Zachary King, a former high wizard in a satanic church says abortion is a spiritual battle that must be fought with spiritual weapons.

"I know abortion is a satanic sacrifice," King said at a conference on spiritual warfare organized by Toronto-based Serviam Ministries.

"Why is the devil intent on killing the unborn?" he said. "Satan does fear certain things. Innocence is one. You can't get more innocent than the baby in the womb."

"Every hex, we used an abortion," he told the conference.

"The bigger thing you request from the devil, the more you have to do for the devil to get it. ... A hex requires an aborted baby."

Indeed, if everyone on Earth marched against abortion, the next day, the abortion centers would still be open, King said.

He knew it was a spiritual battle.

"It's spiritual warfare, (but) we fight it physically," he said. "You cannot defeat a spiritual enemy" with physical weapons.

Has Voting Replaced Intercession?

While he's not anywhere near the perfect president, I'm thrilled that President Trump was voted into office and that he's promoting godly agendas. He addressed hundreds of thousands of pro-life advocates during the March for Life. But I'm concerned.

It seems millions of Christians have traded in the call to intercede and govern in the kingdom for a vote. For many, it's now President Trump's job to deal with abortion. The Supreme Court is looked to as a force against abortion as well. But, what about the intercessors? Where are those who are waging war in the Spirit?

Understand, the people we are debating are mostly ungodly and even demonized. Using logic against their Moloch-anointed mission is futile. President Trump and the Supreme Court are absolutely helpless against such a powerful principality. The church is the nation's only hope.

Moloch Must Be Defeated

You'd be shocked at how many professing Christians, including pastors, are unapologetic advocates for abortion. While this is nearly impossible to believe, it's true that much of the church is actually in covenant with Moloch. Others in the church are doing little to confront this spirit other than voicing their irritation on Facebook. Governmental intercession is nearly nonexistent in today's church.

Manesseh, the king of Judah, instituted pure evil in the temple. Included was a sacrifice to Molech.

Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king, and he was king in Jerusalem for fifty-five years. But he did evil in the sight of the Lord, according to the abominations of the nations whom the Lord previously cast out before the sons of Israel. And he turned again to build the high places that his father Hezekiah had torn down, and he set up altars to the Baals, and made Asherah poles, and worshipped the starry assembly of heaven and served them. And he built altars in the house of the Lord where the Lord said, "In Jerusalem My name will be perpetual." And he built altars for the starry assembly of heaven in the two courtyards of the house of the Lord. He even made his sons pass through the fire in the Valley of Ben Hinnom; and he had conjurers, and practitioners of divination and sorcery, and necromancers, and mediums. So he did a great amount of evil in the eyes of the Lord, so that God was provoked (2 Chron. 33:1-6).

He sacrificed his sons to Molech. God was provoked to anger. America is in this place right now.

I'm hoping you can see memes, marches and debates will never defeat a principality as powerful as Moloch. It's laughable. Again, please hear me. I'm not opposed to voicing truth, to confronting the spirit of the age and addressing evil arguments. There is value in that. There is value in voting righteous people into position. There is value in using logic. But the value is limited. Alone, it's futile beyond measure. We must see the church lead the nation in repentance, prophetic decrees, governmental intercession and high-level spiritual warfare. It's time for the church to govern again.

It's Time to Wrestle

It shouldn't shock us that most of the people who are aggressively promoting murder are those who simply don't know God. Listen closely to me, please. They have never experienced love. They don't know what it's like for a heavenly Father to flood their souls with immeasurable, indescribable, supernatural love. They don't understand. They are completely limited to their logic, emotions and human wisdom: "Anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love" (1 John 4:8).

They cannot love unborn babies because they don't know God. The only way we can love unborn babies is because of a revelation of God's love. It's as simple as that.

We must not wrestle against these people. There is a spirit they are aligned with that has defiled them, confused them and desecrated them. It's that spirit that demands our warfare.

For our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, and against spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places (Eph. 6:12).

Too many Christians are wasting time and energy struggling against people while fully ignoring the necessary battle against rulers, authorities, powers and spiritual forces.

We know the spiritual armor necessary to fight. A helmet, a belt, shoes, a sword. We also need to pray. Prayer is the forgotten weapon, and without it we cannot win: "Pray in the Spirit always with all kinds of prayer and supplication" (Eph. 6:18).

The flesh and blood of millions of babies cries out. But it's not flesh and blood that killed them. It's a wicked and powerful spirit that has been worshiped in our nation for years.

It's time to:

  1. Repent.
  2. War against spiritual forces with spiritual weapons.
  3. Pray.

That is the threefold strategy to see Moloch taken down and for abortion to be eradicated in our blood-soaked land.

We fight blood with blood. The blood of millions cries out for the blood of Jesus to cover America.

Let me finish with a prayer.

In the name of Jesus, I declare we are covered in His precious blood as we wage this war. We reject the spirit of the age that is attempting to seduce us into a state of mindless inaction. We call the church to rise up and lead the nation in repentance, in war and in intercession. Holy Spirit, I pray You would anoint Your people to pray as they never have before. Forgive us for any and all partnership with wickedness, compromise and apathy. I speak life over our church and over our nation! Church, rise up! Amen.

"No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper" (Isa. 54:17a).

John Burton has been developing and leading ministries for over 25 years and is a sought out teacher, prophetic messenger and revivalist. John has authored ten books, is a regular contributor to Charisma Magazine, has appeared on Christian television and radio and directed one of the primary internships at the International House of Prayer (IHOP) in Kansas City. A large and growing library of audio and video teachings, articles, books and other resources can be found on his website at www.burton.tv. John, his wife Amy and their five children live in Branson, Missouri.

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