Excerpts from Charlotte Lives!
by Lucy Karen Clay as told by Rachel Rivers
FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS
PURIM is a celebration to commemorate a feast and subsequent victorious events recorded in The Book Of Esther.
Defend the Truth
Dear loved friends, I have been planning to write you some thought about the salvation God has given us, but now I find I must write of something else instead, urging you to stoutly defend the truth which God gave, once for all, to his people to keep without change through the years.
~Jude 1: 2-3
Strong and Vigorous
Let your roots grow down into him and draw up nourishment from him. See that you go on growing in the Lord and become strong and vigorous in the truth you were taught. Let your lives overflow with joy and thanksgiving for all he has done.
Bold and Courageous
News article about Gabriella Gifford:
Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), who resigned her congressional seat in 2011 to focus on her recovery after being shot in the head, gave a moving opening testimony Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence. “Be bold. Be courageous. Americans are counting on you,” Giffords urged the committee.
[The Huffington Post. Posted: 01/30/2013 10:25 am EST.]
While finalizing the last edition of Charlotte Lives! within a span of about 20 minutes, I received these three strong messages which signaled obvious confirmation to move forward to release and publish this book.
This card below was given to me after Jacob went on to his heavenly home.
As I was leaving, Jacob told a friend in the home,
“Rachel is like Charlotte in ‘Charlotte’s Web’.”
I found it interesting that Jacob would make that comment as I was leaving, so I immediately called my sister to ask what she thought that meant. She told me that in Charlotte’s Web, Charlotte the spider worked tirelessly to keep Wilbur the pig from being slaughtered. She used her web to write the words, “Some Pig,” Terrific,” “Radiant,” and “Humble.” These words were Charlotte’s description of Wilbur to the world. Clearly, there was no doubt whatsoever that Jacob was fully aware that I supported his desire , right and fight to live.
From the time we met, he frequently commented that he knew of nothing I feared and he admired my boldness and courage. For the last six months of Jacob’s life, however, he consistently asked God to give me more boldness and courage. While I noticed these specific requests, I never asked him if he knew why the Lord was leading him to pray in that direction. As I have gone back and reread my own journals, there was a very clear and deliberate theme.
Charlotte Lives! to bring a message of freedom and life which conquers condemnation and death. It illustrates a shocking foreshadowing of the identical spirit, types, and shadows which the world is now visibly experiencing two years after this tragedy took place in a reputable community in the heart of the Bible belt. This “culture of death” does not play favorites. At its core, those who are possessed by it are convinced that they are indeed carrying out a merciful act on behalf of the ideology in which they are so conditioned. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said it best in his speech to the United Nations on September 29, 2014:
“Ladies and Gentlemen,
There is a new Middle East. It presents new dangers, but also new opportunities…Together we must recognize the global threat of militant Islam…
And, the Truth must always be spoken,
especially here in the United Nations.
Isaiah, our great prophet of peace, taught us nearly 3,000 years ago in Jerusalem to speak truth to power.
For the sake of Zion, I will not be silent.
For the sake of Jerusalem, I will not be still.
Until her justice shines bright,
And her salvation glows like a flaming torch.
Ladies and Gentlemen, let’s light a torch of truth and justice to safeguard our common future.
In addition, included in his speech are the words below. The italicized phrases are added to illustrate the correlation of spirits which we witnessed first-hand, experienced, and saw unveiled before our very eyes.
“Once Iran produces atomic bombs, all the charm and all the smiles will suddenly disappear. They’ll just vanish. It’s then that the ayatollahs will show their true face and unleash their aggressive fanaticism on the entire world.”
Once on the ‘hospice train’, you do not get off. The charm and smiles suddenly disappear. They’ll just vanish. When the morphine starts, everything changes and there is no turning back. Euthanasia is now legalized in Belgium and in other parts of the world. This is just the beginning. The results are irreversible. This is a Holocaust of a different fashion…Stealth Euthanasia. To date, a minimum of 300,000 people in the US are killed in nursing homes, hospices and hospitals every year from: End-of-life decisions and abuses of patients, including:
- Death deliberately caused by dehydration/neglect
- Advanced directives for healthcare choices that hasten death
- “Terminal sedation” used to impose death
- “Futile care” policies/laws used to deny patients life –sustaining treatment
- POLST* forms/laws used to move patients toward premature death
- Euthanasia by lethal injection
- Physician-assisted suicide
- False declarations of death
“It’s not just our interest. It’s not just our values that are under attack. It’s your interests and your values.”
This is about pro-life and pro-choice of life.
Expose the truth for the purpose of saving lives.
By Lucy Karen Clay ~ As Told By Rachel Rivers