The “Chick Fil A” Incident; The Gospel According To Chicken

Could it be that God is using a chicken to teach man, in particular, perverted, unregenerate man the gospel? The gospel of creation?

For those of you that know already, the leadership of Chick Fil A took and made a vocal stand against same sex marriage.

In the blink of an eye, LGBTQ sent messages out that they would “boycott” (a well documented Civil Rights tactic) the establishment in an failed attempt to send fear in the world.

In particular to Christians.

Quite the contrary is occurring.

McDonalds and KFC is joining Chick Fil A in supporting their stand against same sex marriage. Usually, the opposite occurs. Most establishments would have capitulated under the political incorrectness stress and pressure of LGBTQ.

But we are seeing the trend reverse.

First, I believe it’s because these establishments are reading the numbers that LGBTQ is a very small minority with a very big lying demonic spirit, mouthing off lies and deception to make it seem as if they are bigger than they are. And that they make it seem like they have teeth, every time they act like they want to bite.

It’s hard to bite when all you have is gums.

But as a roaring lion, the devil’s teeth was pulled at Calvary and Jesus triumphed over death and darkness under the earth for three days and three nights, was raised from the dead, and Jesus is seated at the right hand of the throne of His Majesty in heaven.

Second, the food establishment knows that even if there were to be a boycott by LGBTQ, their money wouldn’t be missed. For Chick Fil A and other supporting establishments, it’s not a calculated risk. And these supporting establishments could and should anticipate residual revenue should Chick Fil A be overwhelmed with people coming on August 1.

And a word for the Mayor of Chicago, you are going to see revenue and residual revenue.

And just know that it came from God.

Will you repent and turn your life over to Christ as a result? Only God knows.

It is a bold statement to let LGBTQ know that it is not running the show like they used to and they know it.

Like toddlers and adolescents, standby for their immature temper tantrums.

As Paul said in Romans 5:20b-21,

“But where sin abounded, grace does much more abound, so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Isn’t it a shame that LGBTQ hijacked Civil Rights from the African Americans? And sadly, it’s reprehensible that high ranking Civil Rights Leaders that marched in these non violent protests in the past have hopped in bed with LGBTQ.

But thank God that there are independent thinking African American pastors that see the lie for what it is and we refuse to toe their perverted line to swallow the poisonous lies of sin based on deception. Give us the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ over sexual perversion any day.

We must also understand that it’s not just about the sin of homosexuality.

It’s sexual perversion of any kind. Adultery, fornication, bisexuality, bestiality, porn, self gratification, commonly called masturbation.

And if you are a pastor that has yet to speak against sexual immorality, it is clear that you need to get off the sidelines and speak against the sexual sins of our times.

Provided that you are not a hypocrite in the pulpit.

Your silence is deafening.

In fact, if you remain silent, your silence may be deemed by others as permission to engage in Secret Sexual Sins.

You are to speak up against all sin, including the sin of homosexuality. If not, you are party with the LGBTQ agenda and James 4:4 is the authority Scripture that determines your traitor/enemy of God status.

Stop hiding, avoiding the issue, and come out, and speak boldly against the sinful spirit of homosexuality, and all sexual immorality of our times.

Paul said in 2 Corinthians 4:4

“In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of the that believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of the glory of Christ, Who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”

The devil has blinded them to accept these lies and deceptions.

Sin and race are two different issues.

To mingle the two is deception.

In addition to boycotting, they allegedly sent the word to same sex partners to show up and also perform modest lewd acts in front of some of these establishments in retaliation.

We are now seeing that as a result of Mike Huckabee’s FB page to support Chick Fil A on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, is one of many solutions to counter the LGBTQ agenda.

Believers in Christ, all across the United States are leading the effort to support our fellow brothers and sisters in the Lord.

First, we must understand that God desires all men to saved and come to the knowledge of the truth,” according to 1 Timothy 2:4.

We know that not everyone that serve behind the counters of Chick Fil A and those around that may see a surge of believers come to some of these places that they may not know the Lord. That’s where the church, with it’s bold witness must uphold the standards of the Word of God and share the gospel when the opportunity arises. We must give an answer of the reason of the hope that abides in us.

Actually, Peter, by the Holy Spirit said it like this.

“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear; having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed. For it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.”

Gleaning from portions of Romans 12, Paul reminds us….

“Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good…Bless those that persecute you; bless and do not curse…Do not be wise in you own opinion….Repay no one evil for evil…Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay.” says the Lord. Therefore “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

Go and have a good time before the Lord.

The world might be seeing a great display of camaraderie. While the numbers are encouraging, what’s important is we provide the world the kind of representation that glorifies the Lord.

The devil is prepared to incite, bait, and resort to things to lure us to drop our guard. But we need not fear what they will do. Perhaps, there may not even be an incident, which would be good because a peaceful assembly to enjoy some good chicken would be a great thing.

Remember, the devil is a liar. And his children may not like the truth but this is what the church is supposed to be and do.

We are “the pillar and ground of the truth.”

We are to speak the truth in love.”

We are to “walk in truth.”

One more thing.

Isn’t it powerful that when God created the animals on the earth that they were made male and female, and He commanded them to be fruitful and multiply? Isn’t it powerful that when Adam searched for someone compatible that none was found? But Adam took note that the animals paired off, male and female, and they had each other. But Adam was all alone. That is he had no one of his kind to share life with.

Remember, God is Spirit according to John 4:24.

Man was created in the image of God, spirit and soul, both of which are eternal, and he was placed in a physical container. And the Lord God said, “It is not good for Adam to be alone.”

It is evident that Adam wanted a female and the Lord provided a woman. Suitable for his needs. Man wasn’t created for woman, woman was created for man. God was careful enough to make someone completely opposite, yet, compatible. There was no confusion about what Adam needed. Suddenly, Adam was put to sleep and when He woke up, God brought a beautiful woman to him.

Bone of my bone flesh of my flesh.

She shall be called Woman…named Eve….mother of all living.

The animals serve as a reminder that God knew exactly what He was doing.

The chicken, on creative instinct, knew to find opposites of each other to have more chicken. If God created male chicken and male chicken, there would be no chicken and Chick Fil A, and all other chicken establishments would not be in business. Perhaps breakfast, lunch, and dinner would be chicken-less had God decided to create male and male chicken.

No eggs for breakfast or brunch. No chicken fillet sandwiches. No grilled chicken. No gospel bird. No chicken parm. No potato salad. You gotta have eggs for potato salad.

Two male chickens after the fall of Adam, would have been the only chicken sandwich in history. And we could only imagine what chicken taste like.

Hence, the same principle applies if God created only two males or two females.

No humans.

Perhaps God is speaking through chicken that animals have more sense than perverted humans.

I intend to be at one of the Chick Fil A establishments. I’ve asked members of Prevailing Word to join me, my wife and daughter. We intend to stand and be a witness. For what the Lord Jesus did for us over 2000 years ago, it’s the least we could do.

I encourage you to be salt and light for the Lord Jesus.

LGBT, Sodomites, Adulterers, Fornicators, And Bisexuals In Church; Getting Help (Part 1)

When you go to church, take a good look around you. You could be sitting next to an adulterer, an adulteress, a fornicator, a homosexual or sodomite, a lesbian, a bisexual, a transgender person. You could be sitting next to a person that watched porn and masturbated last night and came to church. On the outside, it looks like they are all right. But deep inside a struggle ensues. The battle rages within their minds and bodies.

Walking sexual time bombs.  The chain gang of sexual bondage.

The church is to be a place where sinners come to be saved. Where sin is abandoned for freedom in Christ. Where sinners come to receive the power of God and be saved from a life of sin. The church is supposed to be a place where people come to get help.

That’s what the church is supposed to be about.

It doesn’t help when people are turned away because of a lack of sensitivity to their situation. On the other hand, sensitivity must never come with permission to remain in sin. The compassion of the Lord works to help people be free from sin, not to continue in sin as if God approved.

Watching people turn their lives over to the Lord is what the church is supposed to be about. To never let sin dominate them.

Sadly, in many of our churches today, many are walking into the church, they sing in our choirs, play instruments, preach, and assume other leadership roles while practicing sin.

Coming in and leaving the same way they came.

I find that to be in church requires that something in me changes to reflect that I am truly born again, that I would never be the same. We are finding that people come in and leave the same way.

Still bound in sin instead of gaining freedom and victory over their darkest secrets.

Perhaps they want to use the church to justify their sin.

More often, we are finding that people that come to church are not seeking to justify sin. We are finding that people are not just using church activity to give them a sense of God’s acceptance. It’s like taking a bath after you’ve sinned a sexual sin, looking for cleansing. Or you go into a cleansing fit, cleaning up the house.

We go to church to have a “cleansing fit.”

But we really never learn to overcome.

Hence, Paul’s statement in Ephesians 4:20,

“You have not so learned Christ.”

I know what this is like from the time of my grossly habitual hypocrisy in self gratification, commonly called masturbation and porn. You’ve sinned against the Lord and against your own body, and your conscience lets you know about it. The Holy Spirit within you is grieved or saddened.

Many days that after I’ve sexually gratified myself, that I felt hopeless. Wondering if I would ever be free. In many people that live in sexual bondage, the LGBT argument resounds. And even I, in what was my bondage, said the same thing.

” I am bound to this and it will never stop. So stop denying who you are sexually and accept it. It’s the way you were created by God, so give yourself to it. You know you need this. Stop trying to stop who you are and accept it. You will never change, just accept it!”

You look every where to get cleansed.

A bath.

Cleaning something in the house.

Anything to escape the guilt that follows after sin is committed.

We even invoke 1 John 1:9.

Many of us have wore that verse of Scripture out. The blessing about that verse is that it cannot be wore out. It could be abused to appease the guilty feeling on the inside but that is remorse.

The difference with remorse is that you are only sorry that you got caught and that you are trying everything possible to reduce the shame associated with the guilt of sin.

That’s why repentance commands us to turn, not keep turning from sin and then return to sin again. That’s revolving door appeasement. I used to call it revolving door repentance but true repentance understands how to turn away forever from the very thing Jesus died for.

True repentance is establishing one fact.

That one turns from sin because God was offended and that you do not ever want to hurt God again.

This is where many believers caught in Secret Sexual Sins are.

The urges and impulses of our flesh and mind gets the best of us when we are not meditating on the Word day and night. As soon as we are exposed to something by the Internet, the newspaper, the activities on the street, our minds shifts from righteousness to unrighteousness.

Almost like clockwork, at the flip of a switch, we aggressively pursue sexual satisfaction.

Have you ever been to the place where you were thinking about the Lord and His Word. All of a sudden your are provoked by sexuality in women. I don’t know what SSA is in experience. But the struggle with SSA (same sex attraction) in men and with women in the church is there.

If you are not disciplined, you do what you have to do to answer the sexual satisfaction call of the flesh and the mind.

You “got off”  and all of a sudden, as you are sitting on the edge of your bed, you cry tears of bondage. You’ve sinned again after you promised the Lord that you would never let Him down again.

You are plunged into utter despair, helplessness, and hopelessness. 

So we see churches struggling to address the issue of sex, homosexuality, and bisexuality.

Sex is supposed to be a beautify act of physically love between one man and one woman in holy matrimony according to the precedent set by the Lord God in Genesis 2:24. A beautiful thing has been perverted and the depravity of men is now the new pursuit of the 21st Century.

This is not a psychological or mental situation.

Sin is a spiritual issue that requires a spiritual remedy.

Anytime a person tells you that there is more to it than sin being a spiritual issue, they must remember that sin is the cause of all things that happened badly in the world. The fall of Adam triggered a massive defection away from God.

Sin is responsible for death. Death is separation from life. So when we sin against God, we are cutting ourself off from God (see James 1:12-15).

Therefore, to assume any another explanation is avoiding the issue.

Listen to what Paul said in Ephesians 4:17-19,

“This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind, having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart; who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.”

Notice what Paul said, “given themselves over to lewdness…”

To give yourself over to something is a direct defection from discipline. In other words, you lose self control and you do everything in your power to achieve an objective.

Look at the word “over.”

When you give yourselves “over,” this is the Greek word “paradidomi,” and it means “to surrender, or yield up.”

And this is what every person that is struggling with Secret Sexual Sins face every moment of the day.

The struggle to keep yourself from sinning sexually, to give yourself over to “aselgeia.”

 That’s the Greek word used to describe “unbridled lust, excess, outrageousness, lasciviousness, wantonness, shamelessness, insolence.”

You are coming to church to get it right but you haven’t found a way. You return the way you came.

Is there a way of escape? Is God going to help me? Will I ever find peace and satisfaction that God promised? Or am I forever lost to my urges and impulses?

The answer, when LGBT, Sodomites, Adulterers, Fornicators, And Bisexuals In Church; Getting Help (Part Two) comes.

LGBT: Homosexuality and Civil Rights. What A LIE!

In another area of the blog world, we see that satan’s lies and deception is evident. It’s one thing to fool black people but when you begin to see the vicious lies believed by other races, it takes a shape of it’s own. Not only are African Americans duped into this contorted lie but all the other races of the world, in particular White America.

This conversation was in response to the chaplains in the Navy that deserve the right to stand against same sex marriages and homosexuality without repercussions from top side.

Here is a conversation that I had and yes, I was just as shocked.

Fred C. Rochester

Homosexual sin is an abomination by God according to Leviticus 18:22. Discrimination is about race. As an African American, I am outraged that Civil Rights incorporated homosexuality. Put my skin on for one second and you will know what discrimination is all about. Chaplains should not be pressured to violate the Word of God to sanction or perform same sex marriages. It’s that simple.

Response:

Jim Mercurio: (Happens to be Caucasian)

Regardless of what you believe, others have a right to believe differently. It’s that simple. And discrimination is NOT only about race. Have you ever read the Civil Rights Act of 1964? It banned discrimination based on race, color, religion or national origin. This falls under that “religion” piece. I do not dispute that you face discrimination based on your race, but please don’t tell me that I do not face it on the basis of my sexual orientation. I do not wish to pressure or force chaplains to act contrary to their beliefs; but I am strongly opposed to prohibiting chaplains who wish to perform same-sex marriages from being able to act according to their beliefs.

Rebuttal

Jim Mercurio, sexual orientation is about sins. It’s a great cover phrase to disguise homosexual sins. Straight sex is authorized for male and female after solomnization is God’s best and only plan for marriage as recorded in Genesis 2:21-25.

Homosexuals would love to legitimize sin through the precedence of heterosexual marriage. But because same sex is incompatible sex, a lot of cover stories are used to soften the blow of homosexual sins.

Sexual orientation has nothing to do with Civil Rights. More lives were lost over Civil Rights from the time the slave ships arrived on the shores of western Africa than for homosexual rights.

To mingle the issue of sexual sins and emancipation from slavery is an outrage. And as an African American, I strongly condemn any mitigation of homosexuality by using African Americans.

When 50% of HIV/AIDS cases are African Americans what is that telling us? When in homosexual circles, African Americans are still sitting at the back of the bus, what is this telling us? By saying this statement, I am not condoning any attempts by LGBT to put African American homosexuals to the front of the bus of sin.

Homosexuality is a clear hijacking of the original intent of Civil Rights. Homosexuality is another demonic slave institution for all of man because it is sin.

My ancestors came over in chains against their will. Some of them arrived on the shores of Jamestown and other well known locations. On my father’s side, from Jamaica under British colonial rule.

It is ridiculous and ludicrous to even equate sex with race rights.

To attempt to impose your rights to sin while at the same time hijack the Civil Rights of 1964, and to attempt to use terms such as bigotry, discrimination, and other racial definitions is…very crafty, deft, and deceiving but we see clearly the demonic intent.

When there is a clear blatant defiance of God and His Word, now it’s on another level. Jesus died for sin so we could be free.

As a preacher of the Word of God, when I see where sinners are going, it is my job to warn people of the impending judgment should they insist on the life of sin.

If people reject the call to repentance, my job, and the job of my senior colleagues, is to reveal the lies and deception of darkness by the Word of God in hopes that others would begin to see that what they are doing is against the will, design, plan, and purpose of God.

You can’t put a square peg in a round hole.

And when the world wants the church to be silent, because of the life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus, I cannot be silent.

Knowing that there are those in sin, I, by the grace of God, desire to reach for them to pull them out.

When people push God’s hand away by insisting on their right to homosexual sin or any sins for that matter, there is nothing that I or God could do except pray and reveal the dark secrets and lies and expose them for what it is.

A BIG, FAT LIE!

There is no escape if we neglect so great a salvation. We do what we do because we know the end time judgment is upon us.

TO SAY NOTHING WHEN WE KNOW YOU ARE ABOUT TO GET HIT, IS GROSS NEGLIGENCE.

Sin must be exposed, must be repented of, and never condoned.

Forgiveness is extended to all that seek the Lord because God loves you and He is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

We are all going to die. Whether you die in or outside of Christ is up to you. Hebrews 9:27 says, “It is appointed to men to die once, after this the judgment. Are you prepared to stand before the Lord? And what will your response be?

You have every right to reject what I shared but the price is too great for me not to say nothing at all.

African Americans, you must not let this lie go unchallenged.

The truth is that LGBT is using us as their means of acquiring same sex rights and if this lie goes unchallenged, then we lose again.

That’s why the Word of God must be preached that homosexual sin is an abomination. That’s what God said and there is nothing that the world could do about it, except repent and receive His everlasting forgiveness.

The choice is up to you.

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