Danger of the Guilt of the Shedding of Innocent Blood

Intercessors for Canada

Canada's Twelve Most Wanted Answers to Prayer - April 2010


THE DANGER OF THE GUILT OF THE SHEDDING OF INNOCENT BLOOD The scandal of Canada's missing & aborted children

There is an urgent warning from scripture that a nation must be concerned about the shedding of innocent blood. Right back in Genesis 9: 5-6 the Lord says this: 

For your lifeblood I will surely require a reckoning; of every beast I will require it and of man; of every man's brother I will require the life of man. Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for God made man in his own image. 

This is a really big thing for God as He takes us, His creation, very seriously. To willfully destroy a human being is to defile and pollute the land, and a nation that permits this no longer deserves the stewardship of their land. God could remove them, see Leviticus 18:27-28. O, Canada, be careful before the Lord! 

(for all of these abominations the men of the land did, who were before you, so that the land became defiled); lest the land vomit you out, when you defile it, as it vomited out the nation that was before you.  

Because of the importance of innocent blood, six Cities of Refuge were planned by Moses before entering Canaan to avoid the consequent guilt  from an accidental death (manslaughter) and the avenger of blood killing the manslayer without a trial. There is much in Deuteronomy 19 about this, see verses 7,10

Therefore I command you, You shall set apart three cities … then you shall add three other cities to these three, lest innocent blood be shed in your land which the LORD your God gives you for an inheritance, and so the guilt of bloodshed be upon you. 

Let’s be clear. Proverbs 6 says that God hates the shedding of innocent blood. Unless the guilt is dealt with a nation could be severely judged. So what about Canada, have we a problem? What about the 60,000 children who are reported missing from their homes every year in Canada or the 3,000,000 children who have been aborted since 1969?


According to the RCMP,  ‘National Missing Children Services’, about 5000 children are reported missing from their homes every month in our nation! Nine out of ten are located within a week but not necessarily returned home. Ten percent are still out there after a week and many never found: Here are some stats for 2007:


46,189                        Runaway 11,216                        Unknown (18.5%) ! 2,227                        Absent from detention home for young offender 576                        Wander confused 285                        Parental abduction 56                        Kidnap        33                        Considered an accident no body recovered 60,582                         Total

Year after year this mounts up and could result in the demise of many kids. Official records show that from 1994 to 97, 349 children were killed, an average of  1 or 2 a week.


1.         Pray that the madness will cease of all the children who are killed or go missing. 2.         Pray for the RCMP Officers in the ‘National Missing Children Services’. 3.         Pray for Barbara Snider who specializes in tracing abducted children through the ‘Missing Children Society of Canada’ 4.         Pray today for children in imminent danger that they may be saved. 5.         For the runaways to find a new life in Christ.


The numbers are staggering! Fact: in 2005 there were 96,815 abortions. 1500 of those were after 20 weeks in the womb when a baby can feel pain, about 100 abortions were 3rd trimester (25-33 plus weeks). What does God think about the million kids who go missing from the womb every ten years in Canada? Or if you would prefer: about one baby every minute of the working day. We are ripe for judgment.

They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons; they poured out innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; and the land was polluted with blood.  Psalm 168:37-38

Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, "Behold, we did not know this," does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will he not requite man according to his work?  Proverbs 24 


1.         Pray for the mercy of God to give us time to repent and for a change of heart toward the unborn in the nation. 2.         Pray for our lawmakers that God will give them wisdom in righteousness. 3.         Pray for the many agencies that seek to help pregnant women avoid abortion. 4.         Pray that lives will be spared this day, this minute


Our only hope is in the mercy of God for our nation. We need to repent for our own lives as well the corporate sin of  the nation. Praise God that there is forgiveness in the Cross of Christ who died for the sins of the whole world. You may find Deuteronomy 21 helpful and see Christ as the pure Heifer. In our intercession we have been led to the prophetic act of the washing of hands with running water and the breaking of bread. In a Christ centred way we receive forgiveness and remove the guilt of innocent blood for our community.

            And all the elders of that city nearest to the slain man shall wash their hands   over the heifer whose neck was broken in the valley; and they shall testify, ' Our hands did not shed this blood, neither did our eyes see it shed. Forgive, O LORD, thy people Israel, whom thou hast redeemed, and set not the guilt of innocent blood in the midst of thy people Israel; but let the guilt of blood be forgiven them.' So you shall purge the guilt of innocent blood from your midst, when you do what is right in the sight of the LORD. *******

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