The insistence of a homosexual’s right to marry is almost precedent. The next battle will be to force, by law, all churches that is holding out to true Biblical values to perform the services of matrimony for practicing homosexuals. Behind the scenes, we are seeing a full fledge assault to infiltrate into denominations that were once a stronghold of righteousness for the Lord.
Denominations that were once Christian have exchanged brass for gold. They have accepted the fact that it is better to accept the demands of the culture than to promote holiness, righteousness, and the powerful gospel of Jesus Christ.
There’s been a crack in their armor for a long time.
This crack is now a BIG GAPING HOLE.
Like the Catholic institution, sexual immorality was already firmly established in Protestant denominations. Regardless of how far man decides to go with the sins of the flesh, the blood of Jesus is still the only anecdote to save, deliver, and set free anyone from ALL sexual sins.
The most powerful thing that the Lord did for man was to send His only Begotten Son, the Lord Jesus to die for the sins of the world.
Not so that we can continue in sin (see Romans 6:1) but to be free from sin (see John 8:32-36).
You do not have to be a slave to your fleshly impulses.
The death on the cross that the Lord Jesus suffered demonstrates to the whole world that the blood of Jesus is more than sufficient to destroy the works of the flesh called sin. This kind of love is unheard of.
God the Father, sending God, the Son to die for sinful humanity is unfathomable. There is no measuring of this kind of love.
Ezekiel 18:4b says “The soul that sins, it shall die.”
God told Adam in Genesis 2:16-17, “And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”
Paul tells us in Romans 5:12 “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned…”
But the Lord didn’t leave us this way.
Blood must be shed to appease the righteous demands of a just and holy God.
Just as in the natural when a crime is committed, the law in the natural demands that a criminal pays for the penalty.
Why is it that we do not have a problem with this in the natural, but when it comes to God, it isn’t fair or just? That if we “neglect so great a salvation” we are sentenced to hell in eternity. Since God created man, doesn’t He reserve the right to be just and holy? Doesn’t He deserve the exclusive right to be holy?
Can the clay tell the Potter what to do?
That we should remain in the condition that we are in with impunity? When the police officer or state trooper pull us over for a moving or speeding violation, we do not have that much of a problem with it. But when the Lord is sending a word to save us from the penalty of sin, we have a problem.
This blood that Jesus shed is for you.
The penalty that He paid is for you.
The love He displayed is for you.
The world calls it “easter.”
It’s a pagan holiday that diverts attention away from the true sacrifice of the Lord Jesus. Easter eggs is connected to the fertility gods. We constantly teach our children a substitute of the truth. As a result, they reject the truth when they get older because they have been indoctrinated at an early age. Regardless of their indoctrination, the truth still stands ready to come to them.
God is not unjust to leave you clueless and hopeless. God always find a way to get the truth to you no matter how old you get. No matter how much you’ve been indoctrinated.
Here is the truth about Passover.
The Jewish Passover is an antitype of the sacrifice of the body of Jesus.
The Jews were slaves of Egypt. After 430 years of bondage, the Lord God heard their cry for freedom and sent Moses to help liberate the children of Israel. The last plague against Egypt was the killing of their firstborn. The death angel was sent but the nation of Israel were instructed to kill an unblemished lamb, to cook it and eat it, make unleavened bread and eat it, and place the blood of that lamb on the doorposts of the houses of Israel. When the death angel would walk by and see the blood on the doorpost, the death angel would “Passover” that house.
Egypt suffered an irreparable defeat because of Pharaoh’s hardness of heart, and released the children of Israel.
The blood of Jesus works the same way except from heaven. That’s because Jesus was resurrected from the dead and is seated on the right hand of the Father.
For those of us that believe in Jesus, the blood He shed for us was sprinkled on our hearts.
Therefore, death passes over us. We will not be judged for our sins because we have agreed to the terms of His salvation.
Death can pass over you too, if you believe, receive, and forsake the sin of homosexuality, and ALL SINS for the rest of your life. It doesn’t mean perfection. It means abstention. The power of sin was broken when Jesus paid the price with His willing sacrifice. If you refuse to accept the provisions of salvation, the penalty is still in effect.
You carry a debt that you cannot repay.
To refuse to allow Jesus to pay your debt of sin is inexcusable.
If you had a bill that can’t be paid and someone offers to repay your bill, you do not have a problem with them forking over the money. But here, we have a debt that we can’t pay and Jesus paid that debt.
But we refuse His offer.
That’s why the world hates the nation of Israel and the church that stands against the sins of the flesh.
I believe that the church needs to expose the lies purported by proponents of homosexuality, both straight and gays while at the same time, offer the one thing that can deliver them from sin.
The blood of Jesus.
The pattern is clear.
2. Crying Out For Deliverance.
3. God Sends Help.
4. God Defeats The Enemies Of Bondage.
5. God Miraculously, Mercifully, And Graciously Frees People.
6. The People Goes From Bondage (Exodus).
7. We Proceed Into The Promised Land.
If you can find a love better than the Lord’s love, go for it. But I guarantee you that you can’t find a greater love than His.
Of all the religions of the world, you will never see them send someone to die for sin and then be raised from the dead.
I defy you to tell me something that is better than this.
Therefore, there is no greater sacrifice or love expressed.
Because He has given to us a greater and better sacrifice.
Our Passover Lamb of God, the Lord Jesus.
This blood is for you.
Dr. Ben Carson made a statement that everyone knows is true that the prison system turns straight people into homosexuals. And that homosexuality is a choice. All sin is a choice.
Now the system of correction is not directly at fault but the system within the system is at fault. What is that system within a system? It’s when inmates make up the rules and the corrections department either allows it or they haven’t discovered a way to discourage the sin of homosexuality.
There is no question that the prison system does have rules prohibiting homosexuality or contact with opposite sex guards, but we all know that they are circumvented. Therefore, we should not be surprised at Dr. Carson’s statement. It seems that the media is attempting to demonize Dr. Carson because he is considering a run for the presidency of the United States. However, we see that, unflinchingly, Dr. Carson is making a statement that America must face.
We also see that when there is a massive problem, we run from the solution. That is, until it directly involves us.
Case in point, when professed Christian parents have children that turn towards the sin of homosexuality. Instead of remaining true to the Lord, the parents run from the Scriptures to embrace their children. The point is not to destroy the child, but to tell the child that they must turn from sin and return to the Lord or be destroyed.
“The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23
Well, when you love the Lord more than your children, the Bible is clear about it.
Matthew 22:37-40 says, “Jesus said to him, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself. ’On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”
When it comes to loving the Lord, He demands absolute loyalty and love above every thing and everybody, including your children. When you love your children above the Lord, we must remember that we are created, God is the Creator.
Almost every parent is surprised when they hear that their child became a homosexual. The normal reaction of a parent is to support their child’s homosexuality. However, if you remember correctly in the Scriptures, the sons of Aaron burned strange fire on the altar of incense and both sons were killed immediately. The Lord told Aaron not to mourn for them. Don’t shed one tear. Why? It’s called being true to the Lord even when your children turns from the Lord.
In another place in Scripture, the sons of Eli committed sexual immorality and they were killed in battle. Eli died when he heard that the ark of the covenant was taken and that his sons were killed. The Lord told Eli that he honored his sons above the Lord. There is a steep price to be paid when you honor your sons above honoring the Lord.
Many will say that this is cold. However, we must remember that the Lord, He is God. He has standards that are above the ways of man. To disrespect the Lord in honoring our children’s practice of that which He declared an abomination is an insult to the Creator.
The statement and the person (Dr. Carson, or any person) should not be demonized because of the truth.
The article from CBS is a veiled attempt to discredit him from the presidency.
The homosexual controlled media will use everything in their power to discredit anyone that reveals the truth about the sin of homosexuality. From name calling (bigotry, discrimination, homophobia, etc.) to writing laws to force the will of homosexuality on genuine, authentic, God fearing, Bible believing and practicing people.
We that believe in the Lord Jesus cannot make or force people into becoming followers of Christ. We give you the command to repent and believe the gospel. It is entirely up to you to accept this generous offer or reject it. However, there is a penalty for rejecting a gracious offer. Romans 6:23.
We all know that homosexuality takes place in prison. It’s well documented.
Many will say that this demonizes homosexuality and homosexuals that are not incarcerated.
Homosexuality, whether practiced in the system or out is already demonized, for all sins come from the evil one. Men and women just act out their nature that comes from the devil (see John 8:44 and 1 John 3:4-10).
What is taking place is that the culture in the United States fosters the sin of homosexuality and the “culture” will do everything to make the sin of homosexuality seem normal, thus acceptable. At the same time, anyone that rejects their normalcy of the sin of homosexuality will be severely blacklisted.
There is nothing normal about sin.
In 1991, while preaching in Rikers Island (C76), I observed a group of transvestites walking the corridor to eat lunch. Apparently, they were separated from the general prison population. And for good reason. While we would be preaching the Word of God, we would also notice the homosexual spirit on the men in the service.
It’s almost no different in our churches today. We allow practicing homosexuals to play organ, piano, or sing praise and worship. We allow them to preach and pastor churches.
Homosexuality has been a part of the so called Christian worship service. But a cleansing is taking place and for some, they will be set free. For others, there will be an exposure that will bring them front and center to be offered a chance to be delivered.
Homosexuality is a known activity because men are incarcerated for a time. In some prison systems, contact with people is extremely limited. In one case, the only way prisoners could talk to relatives or friends is but way of video phone. This reduces contraband from entering the prison population but it also reduces any affection to be experienced by the prisoner.
In another place, women are “hooking up” with other women in lesbian relationships on prison grounds. There is no question that the system is fostering the sin of homosexuality. Sex is a very powerful drug. Humans were created by the Lord to marry, copulate and bond. When a person commits a crime, they are cut off from any affection. Prisoners are left to find ways to feel wanted, appreciated, experience affection, and sex behind bars is sought for to replace that void.
We all know that when a man is incarcerated, sex is obviously withheld.
When men cannot have sex with the opposite sex in adultery or fornication, or their wives, we all know that the next “best” thing is homosexuality. In watching NatGeo of certain Prison shows, many men that look straight will tell you straight up that they have sex with men. They walk up to the one they want. They give them the ultimatum. Homosexual sex willingly or by force.
Yes, men on men rape is a regular thing.
Same sex rape is a serious problem in the military.
Since DADT was repealed, same sex rape increased in the military.
We should not be surprised at Dr. Carson’s answer because of the reality of what is actually going on in the system behind the system. So when some of the prisoners return to life outside, the lifestyle comes with them. For many young traumatized males, this is all they know. The stigmatization puts incredible strain on them and since they do not know how to handle it, the spirits of sexual immorality drive them to places where what they’ve experienced is furthered.
Bound by their desire for MSM and bound by their desire for WSW, they pursue sin.
So instead of labeling Dr. Carson as a demon, we need to take a good look at what is already going on in the prison system.
That it is true, and leave it at that.
The article regarding Dr. Carson’s remarks could be read here.
There was an interesting article about contracting HIV/AIDS in the Black community. That it is more to it than the sin of homosexuality. Well, they made a list of “side issues” to detract from the main issue.
To be very blunt, when you, as a man, put your penis into the anus of another man, the results are well documented. When a man sticks his penis in the mouth of another man after it has penetrated the anus, the results are well documented.
There is no question about the residual causes (intravenous drugs, HIV by birth, etc.) associated with the sin of homosexuality but MSM is undoubtedly the root cause of HIV/AIDS. Make no mistake about it. Why hide the truth?
Jesus said, “And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.”
Since man doesn’t want to be free, man chooses to stay in bondage to lies and deceptions to continue in the sin of homosexuality.
My blunt statements, and the blunt statements of many others that voiced the truth is what the LGBT community intentionally run away from and they will make every attempt to keep the truth from escaping the closet. By vainly attempting to normalize the sin of homosexuality, we see that there is nothing normal about what homosexuals practice.
We all know that the truth is already out but to keep blinding the minds of man, statements like what I’ve read will do the job.
This is not hate language. You’ve never read that I hate you.
God knows how to love you and hate you at the same time.
God’s face is against the wicked. God’s Word is against the wicked. But the love of God is offered to the wicked. Yet, because of a deep love for sin over righteousness, the wicked will not come to the love of the Father. This love has a time date stamped on it.
Your death or the coming of the Lord, which ever comes first.
In love, I share the love of Jesus by telling you the truth because you and I do not have much time left on this earth. For some people involved with any sin, truth becomes too much to bear when the convicting power of the Holy Spirit comes. In that conviction, you will either accept the truth and repent, or “suppress the truth in unrighteousness.”
The proof that what is shared as truth is when you suppress the truth.
You are not being forced into accepting truth. You can reject the truth but ask yourself whether or not it’s a risk you are willing to accept. After death, comes the judgment. If you are in Christ, after death comes the reward of the Father’s love.
The purpose of conviction is to get the message over to you that what you are doing is in direct violation of the Word of God. When the flashing lights of a police car are behind you, you may have violated the law. Such is the case with the Word of God. Like flashing lights, you are violating the law.
You might be able to fight a police ticket, but no one can fight against the Word of God and win.
When you practice sin in violation against the Lord God, there is the consequential judgment applied to every act of deliberate sin. Touch fire and you will get burned. Drink poison and you will get sick and or die.
“Behold, all souls are Mine;
The soul of the father
As well as the soul of the son is Mine;
The soul who sins shall die.”
No matter how practicing homosexuals want to legitimatize the sin of homosexuality, the results will always be the same.
The wisdom of God overrides the will and laws of man every time.
Man can make laws to outlaw Christians and the Bible. Man can make laws with penalties attached to force Christians to be silenced and perform weddings of homosexuals. Man can make whatever laws they want, but to be very clear, I will deliberately disobey man’s law to legitimize the sin of homosexuality.
I’d rather be judged by sinners and be found guilty of disobeying man’s impotent laws that transgress the Word of God than to be judged by God for obeying man over God.
Jesus said in Matthew 10:27-28
“Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops. And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Face it. God is way smarter than man because He is the Creator. No, God did not make man to be homosexuals because man was created in the image of God. Sin came when Adam transgressed the commandment of God. As a result, death came into the world.
However, through the expiatory death of His Son, when we repent of sin and forsake sin, we can have eternal life.
You have every right to believe that the Bible is a fairy tale. You have every right to not believe that Jesus died for your sins. You have every right to make any law you want. But you can’t stop death. It comes for every man.
Hebrews 9:27 says, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die after this the judgment.”
Since death is true, judgment is true.
Ask yourself this question.
“Do you know why man must die?”
If you have a better answer than the Bible and a better solution than the Bible, we are waiting to hear what you have to say.
The article about why African Americans make up 50% of all HIV/AIDS cases could be read here, but make no mistake about it, it’s the practice of homosexuality that is the root cause of HIV/AIDS. To think otherwise or to provide smoke in mirrors is folly.
Hebrews 13:4 says, “Marriage is honorable among all and the bed undefiled, but adulterers and fornicators God will judge.”
1 Corinthians 7:1-2 says, “Now concerning the things of which you wrote to me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband.”
It bewilders me that young couples fornicate. Why is there such a problem with young couples waiting to get married first, then having sex?
It’s call “Selling Out.”
Hebrews 12:14-17 says,
“Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord:
looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God;
lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled;
lest there be any fornicator or profane person like Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birthright.
For you know that afterward, when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought it diligently with tears.”
Many believe that this statement about Esau was just a spiritual connotation. While we do not have any real corroborating references in the Scriptures about Esau being a fornicator and profane person, it seems that the writer of the book of Hebrews received this as revelation as directed by the Holy Spirit.
For instance, in the Book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ, the Lord Jesus revealed the source of Israel’s debacle in the plains of Moab by the hands of Balaam. Balak solicited the services of the double agent Balaam. Balaam was a seer but he was also a diviner. Balaam couldn’t get the Lord to curse the children of Israel because God said that He would not change His promise to bless.
So Balaam taught the children of Israel fornication.
Usually, without corroborating Scripture, it is dangerous to take one verse of Scripture and presuppose, because Scripture interprets Scripture by the Holy Spirit.
2 Peter 1:20-21 says this that “…knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.”
However, there is another rule of interpreting the Scriptures that is in play. All Scripture is to be taken literally unless otherwise indicated. And then there is 2 Timothy 3:16-17.
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
Thus, we can safely conclude that Esau was literally a fornicator and a profane person.
In Genesis 25:29-34, Esau sold out his birthright after returning exhausted from hunting. Jacob was able to take from Esau that which is prized.
There are clear advantages of being the firstborn because the inheritance and authority in the family is given over to the firstborn. The blessing is also inherently passed to the one that is born first in the family.
When it was time for Esau to receive the blessing, Jacob tricked his father, Isaac into thinking that Jacob was Esau. Isaac blessed Jacob and the rest was history. Esau, despised his birthright but when it was time to receive the blessings of the firstborn, it was too late.
So what is the connection between the birthright and fornication?
When you despise holiness and render holiness useless, it is easy to fornicate. It’s easy to commit any other sin for that matter. When you despise your rights and privileges as the “firstborn” in the family, it is easy to sin.
There’s many members in the Body of Christ that despise their relationship with the Lord. They long to sin like sinners. They get exhausted in maintaining their holiness to the Lord and they are quick to sellout.
Listen to the prophet Malachi in chapter 3 and verses 13 through 15.
“Your words have been harsh against Me,”
Says the Lord,
“Yet you say,
‘What have we spoken against You?’
You have said,
‘It is useless to serve God;
What profit is it that we have kept His ordinance,
And that we have walked as mourners
Before the Lord of hosts?
So now we call the proud blessed,
For those who do wickedness are raised up;
They even tempt God and go free.”
In Matthew 26:41, the Lord Jesus gives us a very powerful tool against the sins of the flesh.
“Watch and pray, lest you fall into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing but the flesh is weak.”
Paul gave us these words in 1 Corinthians 10:12.“Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.”
1 Corinthians 6:18 “Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body.”
1 Thessalonians 4:3-8 “For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God;
that no one should take advantage of and defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also forewarned you and testified.
For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness. Therefore he who rejects this does not reject man, but God, who has also given us His Holy Spirit.”
Peter gives us these words in 1 Peter 5:8-9. “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith…”
I give these Scriptures in hopes that we would never fall prey to the devil and sellout.
This is not the time to give in to the dictates of the flesh, to indulge in the flesh. To do so will cost you.
Esau went to Isaac and cried tears in repentance to get the blessing of the firstborn, but it was too late. There are many fornicators that seek to have that place in God they once had. And they will never get it again. Do not get the Bible twisted. As NT believers, 1 John 1:9 is there to ensure that we get it right with God in our hearts.
We do “have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ, the Righteous.”
Jesus pleads our case before the Father and the Father forgives our sins and remembers them no more. However, to have that place we once had before committing the sin of fornication, well, there’s a lot to lose.
What is lost?
The momentum to be used by God the way the Lord used you. The people of God once held you in high standards with the Lord.
We must remember that although David’s sin was removed according to the prophet Nathan, yet, David, the one that killed Goliath, did not finish well. He was chased to death (literally) by his own sons. Not for the sin of adultery with Bathsheba, but for numbering the people. From that point on, the decline of David’s rule underscored the importance of staying holy before God.
The whole purpose of sin is to stop the power of God from operating in your life. To diminish your usefulness to the Master. To bring down those around you. And if you are not careful, to take you straight to hell (see 1 Corinthians 6:9-10).
When two unmarried people lock hips and lips, it says a lot about their morals.
For the male, it says that he treats you less than a lady. For the lady, it reveals to that male that you are cheap and easy. You are a dime a dozen.
The Lord treats you better than that, young lady.
And to sell out to a male that had only one thing on his mind is a clear indication of the kind of life you will have when you are with him if you decide to get married to him. This means that he is capable of fornicating with other women, if he hasn’t done so already.
And should you become pregnant, you know he is on the hunt. Males that are on the hunt for females is no different than a male lion with a pride. When one lioness is pregnant, the male lion has no problems. He has plenty in his pride to mate with.
Such is the case with humans.
Males that are not monogamous has a “pride.”
Because men are “Wired For Intimacy,” his urges and impulses will rise and he will go hunting if he is sexually turned down. Should the woman get pregnant and should she give birth, her maternal instincts will kick in. Her prioritized concern will be about the child. Which means that if there is no sex because she is more concerned about the child, the man will feel neglected and seek intimacy in more ways than one.
Porn, masturbation, prostitutes, tail on the side, adultery.
However, the worst feeling is knowing that the Holy Spirit is grieved.
Nothing hurts the heart of the Father more than a child of His that deliberately betrays the Lord.
“Godly sorrow works repentance, leading to salvation, not to be regretted.”
In many of our local assemblies, single women make the choice to bypass the Word of God to hold out. The devil lies to them and they easily fall prey to the devil. That one moment of pleasure has turned into a whirlwind of trouble for 18 to 25 years. She struggles to make things work.
The cover up is that most males and females that engage in Secret Sexual Sins, they get married. Truth of the matter, if she is pregnant, she will begin to see the true character of the male she fornicated with. A woman will not know the true measure of a man until the child comes.
As a potentially unrelated side note, male lions are fascinating, in that they reveal some character traits of human males. Female lions need the protection of the male lions from other male lions seeking a pride. So the female lions hunt. The males lie around all day until dinner, then eat. Then the female lions are allowed to take the rest of what’s left to feed the rest of the pride. The males patrol their territory and then return to check on their pride, eat dinner, and go to sleep.
But one striking feature that stands out is that when male lions want a pride, they seek out female lions so they could mate. If there are any cubs from the last male lion, they kill the last male lion’s offspring so that the females would mate.
My point is clear.
Unregenerate man is ruthless as a lion and will “hunt.”
Thus, endangering the nucleus of the family.
That’s why it’s important to abstain from fornication, adultery, bisexuality, homosexuality, and do it God’s way.
We can never go wrong when we do things the way God intended. We reduce the amount of trouble that many families encounter. It’s bad enough that the things that happen in life happen but we do not have to add to the mix with our own inability to maintain our sanctification.
On another different note, too many of us place 100% of the blame on Planned Parenthood.
Before you think that I am advocating abortion, I am not.
This death mill is there to take advantage of the sin of fornication and adultery.
When we sin against God, they open their doors to “help” man kill the image of God.
Planned Parenthood and other abortion mills must be closed but how will they close if we insist on committing adultery and fornication? If you cut off the means by which something is necessary, you eliminate their usefulness. There would be no need for abortion if people would get married and have children. Abortion would return to being rare (medical necessity, confirmed and verified, that the life of the mother is viably threatened).
Until there is abstinence, murdering the unborn will continue.
Do not sell out your birthright. Pursue holiness.
No holiness, no Lord, no heaven.
It’s just that simple.
AARP & LGBT are connected?
This isn’t news to most of the American world.
However, it was news to me when I looked on the AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) site to renew my membership.
Everyone knows that when you reach the age of 50, AARP reminds you with an email so that you could join the ranks of the 50 and over club. No one is really excited about getting up in age because it is a signal that you are entering the back end of life.
But all of a sudden, I noticed on the bottom of their web page their support for LGBT.
Let’s face it.
Almost every business and sadly, some professed believers, except the holy believers of the Lord Jesus Christ, and I am not talking about catholicism, will support the sin of homosexuality. Most businesses and gay affirming houses of demonic worship will have some statement of inclusion or outright support for the sin of homosexuality.
You can’t be a house of the Lord to worship God while supporting the very sin God sent His Son into the earth to die for.
As a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Bible is clear about God’s stand against the sin of homosexuality.
God is clear as a bell about it. Genesis chapters 18 and 19, Leviticus 18:22, Romans 1:18-32, and 1 Corinthians 6:9-11.
A gay or practicing homosexual cannot inherit the kingdom of God. Just like adulterers, fornicators, effeminates, sodomites, extortioners, liars, thieves, murderers, etc. Matthew 7:21-23 is clear as a bell. Those that practice lawlessness and those that refuse do what the Lord Jesus said will be told by the Lord, “Depart from Me you that practice lawlessness.”
So, in the best interest of keeping my relationship with the Lord, I had to say goodbye to AARP.
Almost everything that we buy, our proceeds go to support the sin of homosexuality. Starbucks, Home Depot, The Girl Scouts, The Boy Scouts, and other organizations.
The Lord is a jealous God and He will have no other gods before Him (see Exodus 20:3).
The driving force behind these businesses is money.
Jesus said this in Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”
Paul said in 1 Timothy 6:10 “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”
Money is driving the reason why businesses support the sin of homosexuality. So, in broad daylight, if you declare as a business your unwavering support for LGBT, you are in the money.
The moment that you declare that you do not support the sin of homosexuality is the moment that you are listed as a bigot, discriminate, a gay hater, and of course, the “H” word.
And in most cases, you are sneered at and cut off from any of their money.
When the god of money speaks, either you listen or you are blacklisted as a business that is against the god of homosexuality called LGBT.
As one person put it so appropriately……“I’d rather be judged by the world that has no hell to put me in than to be judged by Almighty God that is fully capable of putting all sinners into the lake that burns with fire and brimstone.”
Jesus, the One every one says is about love, said these indisputable words in Matthew 10:28.
“And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”
You see, in the figment of their imagination, they have erected a god that favors their sin. That’s why they want SSM. Marriage legitimizes a relationship. But only God legitimizes a relationship according to Genesis 2:24 and Matthew 19:4-5. Since God created male and female. Since God brought the woman to the man. Since God joins male and female, man doesn’t have the right to alter, substitute, change, or adjust to their liking what marriage is supposed to be.
Since male and male, or female and female cannot copulate, it is further evidence that incompatibility proves the righteousness of God. You can’t connect two male prongs and you cannot connect two outlet plugs.
One has to be male and the other has to be female.
Very simple concept, yet, it is very difficult concept for practicing homosexuals.
Few of us understand to some extent in our finite minds the magnitude of His death, burial, and resurrection. Jesus didn’t just come to be a nice prophet, teacher, and prolific speaker. Jesus is the Lamb of God sent into the earth by the Father to pay for man’s sins by dying on the cross. God placed on Jesus our chastisement. Jesus bore our punishment to free us from the power and guilt of sin.
To reject so great a salvation or to try to live in sin and try to claim some righteousness of our own is a big disrespect to the One who paid our penalty.
Money is the driving force behind these advertisements.
So, either you support them or you are cut off from their money. In some states, you will be taken to court for defamation, discrimination, and bigotry. They will make you go through some sort of “sensitivity training.”
Which is just another form of brainwashing you to make righteousness out to be bad and sin to be good.
Sensitivity to the sin of homosexuality and insensitivity to the Word of God.
Many homosexuals are hurt because the Bible rejects their sin. We never look at it from the Lord’s perspective that man hurt God by walking away from His will and standard. Sin is destructive. Sin leads to death. All the Lord wanted to do is save man from sin so that man wouldn’t destroy himself.
Yet, man wants destruction than life.
So goodbye AARP.
The decision not to indict Officer Wilson devastated the nation.
Michael Brown, an unarmed man was gunned down by Wilson. It is understandable that people would be upset, however, a deeper issue is being missed.
150,000 persons pass into eternity every single day. 1.8 persons per second.
As I have said before. No one is really thinking about the fact that Michael Brown is in eternity. What part of eternity? Most people want to assume that he is either in heaven or hell. If he made repentance to Jesus, then it’s a no brainer. If he failed to do so, he is in hell. Just because he may have died a horrible death, it doesn’t automatically award a person a place in heaven.
But the question is about you now. In a nano second, you and I could be plunged into eternity. Where will you spend eternity if you are not saved?
“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, after this the judgment.” Hebrews 9:27.
Few of us will look at it from the eternal perspective because of the darkness of men’s heart.
Just a few moments ago, a bunch of clergy in Ferguson stood on the stage with the mayor of Ferguson.
I must say that this is the day where preachers are ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are ashamed to preach the only solution to man’s woe’s. So long as man refuses to come to the Lord in repentance, more incidences will ensue. Eternity is a long time to think about why people refuse to repent of sin and be born again.
What’s more important to us is “race relations.” Not eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord!
Some will say that I am missing the point. No. Because at the end of the day, everyone’s grain of sand in the hour glass will fall and the end of life will be realized.
Social injustice is first a spiritual injustice. What is the spiritual injustice? As long as man is in sin and refuses to come to the Lord to be saved from sin, more Fergusons will happen. Spiritual injustice? One person said that there is a “vacuum of leadership from the Black community.”
There is a spiritual vacuum of pastoral leadership to preach and live the gospel of Jesus Christ. But it’s not every where. There are pastors that are living and preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ in Ferguson, but people refuse to come to be saved by the Lord.
Here is the reason.
As long as the heart of man “is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked,” nothing will change.
More deaths will occur.
The Lord Jesus said this….John 3:17-21 says, “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”
Paul said this in 2 Corinthians 4:3-4 “But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.”
You see, it wasn’t the white man that won. The real person behind the scene won.
“…the god of this world.”
He is called satan or adversary. He is not a figment of a person’s imagination. Devils and satan exist and because men reason this into their minds that they do not exist and that Jesus is a myth, they are blinded.
Many will not believe the Bible, the Word of God. Many will not believe that Jesus is the Only Way, Truth, and Life (see John 14:6). Many will not believe that “Neither is there salvation in any other. For there is no other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:12
Many will mock, sneer, and scorn the true Word of God.
Lastly, clergy that stand in front of microphones and are ashamed of speaking about the Only Solution, the Lord Jesus Christ, are compromised. When you are ashamed of the name that is above every name, they have denied the Lord.
Paul said, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation…” Romans 1:16.
It’s not the power of prayer that gets things done.
It is the God that answer prayer that is the true power behind our praying.
When you hear people say that they have the power of prayer, it’s a dead giveaway that they think that they can answer their prayers by just praying.
God answers prayer but the people that pray cannot compromise the protocol of prayer.
Praying to the Father in Jesus’ name.
They cannot withhold the name of Jesus as was seen in the Ferguson press conference with the clergy.
Compromise is a sure fire way to keep God out of the affairs of man. Especially when you are ashamed to use the name that is above every name.
When you call on the Father in Jesus’ name, there is no shame. Because they are afraid to speak the name of Jesus, the Lord will deny them before the Father and the holy angels. When you fear man more than you fear God, it’s a revelation of the true god you serve. You may not like this, but I am not writing this to be liked.
The truth is what it is.
Deal with it.
There probably was a time when the fear of God served as an incentive to abstain from the sins of the flesh.
Since the day the dispensation of grace entered, the devil uses the same old tactics to trip up the believer.
In the OT, Numbers chapters 19-25 revealed the reason why the children of Israel were stopped in the plains of Moab.
According to the Lord Jesus in the Book of Revelation, Jesus revealed the reason behind Israel’s failure. Balak, king of Moab, was in fear of the children of Israel because of the other nations that were wiped off of the face of the earth. The Moabites were so fearful that they got physically sick. To know that you are about to be killed would probably make anyone sick.
Balak asked for the services of a seer. The double agent, Balaam. Balak paid a hefty diviner’s fee to get Balaam to get the God of heaven to curse the children of Israel. God told the prophet that He cannot reverse the blessing. Not that God would reverse it because a deeper reason as to why God wouldn’t curse Israel is before Him.
The Seed (the Lord Jesus) was determined by the plan and purpose of God to come through Abraham.
To curse the children of Abraham would mean the end of the plan of God to send the Seed to save man. Below this is the fact that the Lord, by His immutable counsel, blessed Abraham and God will not change His mind (Malachi 3:6).
To further pervert man, sexual immorality is the one thing that was used in an attempt to pervert the promise of the Seed as spoken by the Lord in Genesis 3:15.
Sexual perversion among pastors is still a major issue. More than ever, it is being addressed, but not regularly. It’s only when we read about another pastor falling into Secret and Overt Sexual Sins that we start talking about it.
In most of Paul’s writings, we see that he addressed it regularly.
Notice what he said in Ephesians 5:3-7 “But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.
For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.
Therefore do not be partakers with them.”
The word “fornication, fornicator.” It means “whoremonger.”
Pathetically, pastors that are not disciplined in their private lives, will be exposed publicly.
The combination of pastoral whoredom and parishioner whores is still wreaking havoc in the church.
Just because there are other subjects to deal with, if we fail to keep a watch in this area, we will get into trouble.
Jesus said in Matthew 26:41, “Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
If the disciples could fall asleep, there is no difference in falling into sexual sins. It is when we are not attentive to the moments of vulnerability that we fall into sin. Temptation comes at any time, however, it is when we are weak that temptation is at its strongest. The will to fight isn’t as potent. That’s why every opportunity of temptation is used to weaken your resistance.
Temptation is like a torture test.
Each drip is designed to break your will, where you just can’t resist that one hot looking man of woman. Sooner or later, if you are not careful, you will give in to this temptation and fall into sin. That’s why Jesus went to the place of prayer regularly. To avoid the place of falling into sin as a result of being tempted. The obedience He learned (see Hebrews 5:8 and Philippians 2:8), paid off and when it was time for Him to die, there would be no question about His resurrection.
The glory that He had before the foundation of the world would be restored to Him.
Just as Hebrews 12:2b said
“…who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
His obedience earned Him the name that is above every name, a seat at the right hand of God, and authority over everything in heaven, earth, and under the earth. Until all things are subdued and then the Father resumes as Lord of all according to 1 Corinthians 15.
There is no question about the ratio of men to women. Predominantly, more women are in church than men. Women are not the problem. Sexually immoral women are part of the problem. The combination of sexually immoral women and sexually immoral pastors raises the potential of a scandal. When it comes to scandals, it all started years ago when sexual inquisitiveness entered people at an early age.
For people, being married to one person is not enough. “Extramarital affairs” is really illegal sex on the side.
When pastors and female parishioners commit adultery and or fornication, they risk being denied entrance into the kingdom. As Paul said by the Spirit of God, “fornicators” have no inheritance in the kingdom of God.
They must repent of sin. It is evident that the kind of whoremonger is that of the world, however, what about those that practice fornication as a believer?
Were they a believer in the first place? Were they genuinely saved?
As Paul said in 2 Corinthians 13:5 “Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you? — unless indeed you are disqualified.”
Here’s how you examine yourselves.
Paul said in Ephesians 4:17-24 “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.
But you have not so learned Christ, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.”
If you are walking like the world, your salvation is suspect. If you are giving yourselves over to lewdness, your salvation is suspect.
If you are coming to church looking to “score,” your salvation is suspect.
Level one sexual addiction is porn, masturbation, adultery, fornication, prostitution.
It takes obedience, faith to implement or apply the Word of God, and courage to abstain from sexual immorality.
Sack time with Sister Suzy-Q is the staircase to hell. Sack time with a preacher is not worth going to hell over.
That’s what people do not think would happen. That when a person commits sexual sins, they are still going to heaven.
Read carefully 1 John 2:15-17. And read Ephesians 5:3-7.
Matthew 7:21-23, Revelation 21:8, and Hebrews 13:4, while you are at it.
Hell is full of people that never repented of sexual immorality. They never judged themselves.
If you are a pulpit whoremonger or a parishioner whore, the Lord offers forgiveness when you repent.
There is no need to turn the house of prayer into a gentlemen’s club.
“A judge overturned Missouri’s ban on same-sex marriage on Wednesday in a ruling that could add the state to a growing list of those were same-sex marriages are legal. St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison, who heard arguments on Sept. 29, determined the law is unconstitutional.”
More sin will envelope this country.
It’s judicial activism to declare that a ban on SSM is unconstitutional.
Thanks be to God that judges can’t overturn the Lord, and His Word.
Homosexuality is a sin. Just like adultery, fornication, lying, bisexuality, extortioners, drunkenness, sodomy, covetous, murderers, and mischievous revilers will not inherit the kingdom of God (see 1 Corinthians 6:9-10).
Earthly judges will be overturned by the Judge of all the earth, the Lord Jesus Christ.
As I have said before, this did not catch God by surprise.
John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”
While sinners are pursuing destroying this nation with more sin, God is still stretching out His hand to man through His Son.
While man runs from God, while they have blood running warm in their veins, and while they have air in their lungs, unrepentant man has a chance to reconsider their wicked ways.
That’s why it is important for the true church to keep the faith in Christ. Preach the gospel to all the world, and pray that they would turn from sin before death seals their fate.
The course of this world is set by the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the sons of disobedience. Those that follow the ways of the wicked one must repent. Those that refuse to repent have been condemned already (see John 3:18-19). They can come out of their own condemnation when they come to the light of the glorious gospel.
As far as these judges are concerned, it is clear that sin is more important than righteousness.
Proverbs 18:5 says, “It is not good to show partiality to the wicked, or to overthrow the righteous in judgment.”
The ban of SSM was from the righteous. A judge overturns the will of the righteous in a show of partiality to the wicked.
“It is not good.”
Most people know that when unmarried couples engage in sex, the risks of STDs is there. With the sin of homosexuality, it’s common knowledge that STDs will happen. Nobody pays any attention to the the fact that sin brings forth death. As smart and intelligent as these judges are, it seems to all of us that no one is really concerned about the fact that the God of all the earth will pour out His judgment on sin.
And that consequential judgment comes when sin is committed.
God will not let the guilty go unpunished.
Judges that pervert the right ways of the Lord are not exempt.
Judges, out of all people, should know that when you are convicted of a crime, the punishment must be meted out.
These judges are doing the opposite.
They ignore the judgment that is to come in eternity so that people on earth could pursue sinful pleasure on earth.
Hence, the Judge of all the earth will now issue the punishment that men and women deserve for ignoring the Bible.
Judges are lawyers. So when they deal with law, they know what the law says. These lawyers spent thousands of dollars on learning the law. They are experts at crafting stories and asking questions to either smoke screen the truth or to get the truth.
There is no smoke screen with the Word of God.
The Bible said “The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
They say that crime doesn’t pay.
The Bible says “The wages of sin is death…”
Sin’s wages is death.
“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, after this the judgment.”
Whether you are an agnostic or an atheist, even they believe death is coming. The thing that they deliberately ignore is the Judge of all the earth.
You can ignore God all you want, He is not going to go away. And the judgment is not going to go away either.
So if death is true on one hand, judgment is true on the other.
So the only way out of judgment is repentance. The only way to avoid judgment is to ask the Lord for forgiveness of sins. To be born again by the Holy Spirit.
More activist judges will declare bans of SSM unconstitutional. More states will permit SSM. Eventually, the US Constitution will legalize SSM. The church will continue to pray to the God of heaven and earth. The church will continue to be faithful to the Lord of all the earth. The people of the Lord will continue to be a shining light for people in darkness. As long as the Lord tarries, the people of God will be the preserving salt in the earth.
The heart of deceitful and desperately wicked men and women will insist of their evil ways, but as the Bible says, the Lord will come with ten thousands of His saints to execute judgment on the earth. That will be a terrible day because God is gracious to man but His grace has an end date.
“Behold now is acceptable time. Behold now is the day of salvation.”
“How shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation?”
When the Lord sends His Son, it’s game over.
In a remarkable statement, it appears that “Wising up” to the AIDS pandemic is Elton John’s rally call.
Since the disease was first diagnosed and even before it was given the famous acronym AIDS, the “Gay Man’s Disease” has taken the lives of millions.
In the Bible, the cause is still the same.
Romans 1:26-27 “For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.”
When you still do the sin of homosexuality, the outcome is still the same.
To change the outcome, a man must repent and believe the gospel of Jesus Christ. A man must be born again by the Holy Spirit. A man must abstain from sexual immorality. Searching for a cure is commendable, however, when a cure is found, it emboldens a man or a woman to pursue the sin that cause the disease in the first place.
Proverbs 1:7 says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
Proverbs 9:10-12 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. For by me your days will be multiplied, and years of life will be added to you. If you are wise, you are wise for yourself, and if you scoff, you will bear it alone.”
The fear of the Lord is the missing link.
When a man is not afraid of God, his heart is set to do evil continually.
Those that practice MSM consigned themselves to die, and so, with nothing to lose, they pursue their sins. With an “I don’t care” attitude, their hearts chase after sin. “Not caring” is a deliberate abandonment to hopelessness. But regardless of their hopelessness, there is still hope in the Lord Jesus Christ. As long as blood is running warm in your veins and there is air in your lungs, you still have a chance to repent and turn to Christ.
Romans 6:23 says, “The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
To wise up means that you discontinue sin, put your faith and full trust on the Lord Jesus Christ to save you from your sins, and you live a life of holiness until it is over.
If you have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, do not give up on yourself.
Repent and come to the Lord. He will abundantly pardon you of all your sins. The time to do it is today because tomorrow is promised to no one.
Hebrews 2:3 tells us “How shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation?”
There is no other way to escape the wrath of God. That’s why the Lord sent His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to die for you and to carry your sins away. However, you must repent and be born again according to John 3:3.
Here is the link to the article regarding what Elton John said.
There comes a point in our lives when we sense that something bad is about to happen when we assume “invincibility.”
We continue in sin because we willingly abuse 1 John 1:9.
“If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
1 John 3:6 says, “Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him.”
For 33 years in masturbation, 10 of these years in pornography, I abused that verse of Scripture.
It became my hypocritical fall back position so that I would “seem” right when it would be time for me to preach and teach the Word of God.
Afterwards, I would resume the sexual addictive cycle of
2. Ritual/Provision for the flesh.
3. Acting Out Sexually.
There is a difference between remorse and repentance.
Remorse is about you being sorry that you got caught.
Repentance means “godly sorrow that works repentance, leading to salvation not to be regretted...” (2 Corinthians 7:10). You fully grasp that you hurt the heart of the Lord in your sin. It means that you are done forever with that sin according to Proverbs 28:13. Remorse covers sins. Repentance removes sin far from you because you are in God (abiding in Him see John 15:1-8) and so near to God (see James 4:7-10).
Hebrews 12:1 says, “Let us lay aside every weight and the SIN that does so easily beset us…”
James 1:21 says, “Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.”
Do not get me wrong. God lovingly forgives us freely. That’s His nature. When we confess our sins, He is faithful and just, BUT when we treat God like a walking mat and walk all over the blood that was shed for us because we would not stop sinning, we do not have the terror of God in us.
In 2 Corinthians 5:9-11, Paul says, “Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are well known to God, and I also trust are well known in your consciences.”
The dispensation of grace has been so abused that we now hear convoluted teaching that we can sin and all our future sin is forgiven because Colossians 2:11-15 declares that God nailed the handwriting of ordinances against us to the cross of Christ. Past, present, and future sins are forgiven.
Many people have said as a result that….“God knows my heart.”
Yes, He does know your heart that it“…is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked, Who can know it?” Jeremiah 17:9
Ecclesiastes 8:11-13, the Preacher said, “Because the sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. Though a sinner does evil a hundred times, and his days are prolonged, yet I surely know that it will be well with those who fear God, who fear before Him. But it will not be well with the wicked; nor will he prolong his days, which are as a shadow, because he does not fear before God.”
You have to ask yourself if you are a practitioner of lawlessness or not.
Because if you practice sin because you claim that you can’t control yourself, the Lord will tell you one thing.
“Depart from Me you who practice lawlessness.”
When you have the terror of God in you, you will not sin.
When you didn’t get judged for the last time you sinned, nothing happened, you feel that you could get away with it. Again, and again.
The endless cycle continues.
No fear of God in us.
Many have talked so much about the “fear of the Lord” as if it’s just the reverential, worshipful fear of God when we are in a church service.
After hearing Paul Washer preach on this, my perspective dramatically changed.
I already had a healthy fear of God like avoid the third rail on subway tracks. I already knew about the “flame of fire in the eyes of Jesus,” Revelation 1:14, 2:18, and 19:12.
But to understand the fear or terror of God in the light of your sins is a different perspective.
As I was witnessing with the Abolitionist’s Agitation Signs of murdered babies, a lady was offended that a man would tell her about how to govern her right to choose. She claims to be a professed believer in Jesus, yet, she advocates the murder of babies. She told me that it’s between her and her God. It was bold and blasphemous.
When you stand before the judgment seat of Christ, it is not going to be a Hollywood award ceremony.
Days later, I said to myself, she really do not want to stand before the Head of the Church, if she is genuinely saved, to give an account for what she just said. The flame in His eyes is not a light show. It is the anger and terror of God staring at you and penetrating your entire being. To the degree that you will understand, in no uncertain terms, that He is fully God and fully angry.
It is there, in the Flame of His eyes, that the good and the bad will be judged by Him of all believers that made it into the kingdom. It will be the place where all our deeds will be exposed and where we will render an account before God.
Paul said in Romans 14:10-12, “For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written: “As I live, says the Lord, Every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall confess to God.” So then each of us shall give account of himself to God.”
Then there is the judgment of our works. That is, the things that we believe that the Lord told us to do and built on top of the foundation.
Paul said in 1 Corinthians 3:10, “But let each one take heed how he builds on it. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.”
The reason why believers sin so easily is that there is no terror in the eyes of people.
Paul said in Romans 3:10- 18, “As it is written:
“There is none righteous, no, not one;
There is none who understands;
There is none who seeks after God.
They have all turned aside;
They have together become unprofitable;
There is none who does good, no, not one.”
“Their throat is an open tomb;
With their tongues they have practiced deceit”;
“The poison of asps is under their lips”;
“Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.”
“Their feet are swift to shed blood;
Destruction and misery are in their ways;
And the way of peace they have not known.”
“There is no fear of God before their eyes.”
If we were really terrified of God, sin would be a quick thing of the past.
There are many people that do not like this kind of God. They would much rather have the loving, soft, forgiving God that understands that we are not perfect and that He understands that we make “mistakes.”
There is a vast different between making mistakes and deliberately sinning against God.
Many believe that this is “sledge hammer preaching.”
No, this is the very nature of God that we never preached about because all of us want to avoid turning people way from what the Bible clearly states.
We avoid these messages because as Todd Friel, Ray Comfort, and Tony Miano said we have erected a god that is not like the God of the Bible.
Many of us practiced idolatry and didn’t even know it. We have shied away from the awesome terrible God that brings judgment upon those that continue in sin. Grace cannot abound when we continue in sin (see Romans 6:1).
Paul tells us “That if we would judge ourselves we would not be judged.”
Every time folk in the church of Corinth took communion, they would get sick and some of them would die because they had failed to discern or fully understand the Lord’s Supper. This means that you understand clearly, and with all gravity that the Body and Blood of our Lord was sacrificed for our sins. To desecrate this celebration is blasphemous and worthy of judgment, up to and including death.
Therefore, we must preach the terror of the Lord because when you are not scared to sin, you will sin as easy as breathing air and drinking water. You will not think twice about going for it. But after you get a revelation of the terror of the Lord, we need to warn others to be very afraid because God is love, but He is also just, righteous, and holy, and God has zero tolerance for sin.