History of Bound4LIFE God’s people are called to be a voice for the voiceless and a defense for the defenseless. What does that look like in a contemporary culture? How are these mandates walked out effectively? While the principles of scripture remain unchanged throughout the ages, God often releases divine strategies for their application in order to impact culture effectively. There is no one poorer or more needy than babies in the womb who have no voice to defend themselves.
“And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly.” (Luke 18:7-8)
Not only are Christians called to action in the earth on behalf of the needy, but we are also called to be a voice in prayer that contends for the release of justice according to God’s purposes.
After 50 days and nights of round-the-clock corporate prayer and fasting in 2004, a large group of prayer warriors, young and old alike, packed up their sleeping bags and headed to Washington, DC, filled with purpose and confidence that prayer could change the course of the nation. Their goal: To exalt JESUS in the nation’s capitol, the see ABORTION end, and to contend for GREAT AWAKENING in every sphere of society.
In a dream during that extended fast, one of the young leaders saw the image of thousands of mouths covered with tape inscribed with the word LIFE. Believing the unusual dream to be divine strategy, the company of mostly young people stood in front of the United States Supreme Court in silent prayer with Life Tape. In their silence, their hearts became tender and broken as they identified with the silence of the pre-born. Their prayers rose day after day to the heavenly court that sits higher than the highest court in the land. Much was learned in those first days that could only be received as their hearts connected with God’s heart over abortion. One thing became abundantly clear: This is a spiritual war and must be engaged with spiritual weapons. What was birthed during those days of intercession has continued to impact the entire nation, as well as many other nations.
Jesus, the Great Intercessor, is looking for people to stand with him in the gap because of the holocaust of abortion. We must be in agreement with Him and His Word instead of relativistic thinking that devalues human life. Our stand must be a committed, ongoing stand with the intention to remain until justice is released.
Unexpectedly the silence of the Life Tape has had a profound impact. It has created a way for us to “speak up” throughout the nation. Truly, a picture has been worth a thousand words. Nearly every media news source has taken hold of this image and spread it everywhere. It has quickly become a phenomenon that catches the eyes and hearts of the world. It has been said, “Life Tape subpoenas the conscience of the nation.” The witness of the Life Tape has spread further and impacted more people than we ever could have by shouting on a street corner. Political leaders and public policy have been directly impacted. Young women seeking abortions have experienced the love of God and chosen not to abort their babies.
Laws are changing, and lives are being saved. If you go to the Supreme Court today, you’ll find faithful people of prayer still there. Through rain, blizzards and scorching heat we have never abandoned this “Silent Siege” against the ideology of abortion—against dark political agendas—against the spiritual power structures that prop up the abortion industry (Ez 4:1-3). We are there until the decree of death is reversed.
Not only that but the Life Tape has literally created countless opportunities to share the love of God with everyone that sees it and declare the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The message of LIFE is the perfect set up to speak of God’s dream and plan for every unique human being. Before any of our days came to pass, God’s precious thoughts toward us outnumbered the sands of the seashore (Psalm 139:13-18).