Decisions Determines Destiny.
People in the world, that are outside of Christ and His Word, by spiritual nature, will make some very bad decisions. But sensual or carnal believers will make flesh ruled decisions too.
Breonna Taylor for instance. And we might include many like her have made some very bad decisions.
You will say, “What does she have to do with this?”
In looking at Wikipedia, sometimes they tell the tale of the tape. When you want to understand a certain situation, we should make it a habit to look at the Genesis or the beginning of it all.
We look at the shooting. Many will consider the shooting as unjust. According to the account, she was in her apartment with her boyfriend.
In her apartment with her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, a concealed carry permit holder. So he was legally armed. But the point I want to make is that Breonna wasn’t MARRIED to Walker.
You will say, “This has nothing to do with her being shot by police.”
But think about it. The decision to be with an individual that’s not your husband, turned out to be a fatal decision. When you eliminate the standard of Biblical marriage, it WILL cost you.
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” Proverbs 9:10.
We don’t know if Breonna was saved by the Lord.
But let’s assume for moment that she was or she wasn’t. Do you believe that believers in Jesus WON’T be judged for having sex while NOT being married?
But let’s ask the first question.
Do you believe that true believers are permitted to be with an unmarried man in a sexual relationship?
Hebrews 13:4 (NKJV Strong’s) “Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.”
We don’t expect the world to live by the standards of the Word of God, but sadly, you have believers that make excuses.
Once Breonna Taylor was shot and killed by police, her decision to be with a man that wasn’t her husband, a man that is known to have been dealing drugs, her decision came with a great price.
Now many will say, “You don’t know what they were doing.”
With sinners, anytime you have a man or woman in your house or apartment that’s not your husband or wife, the odds are clear that if you’re in a relationship, it will include sex. The odds for fornication and adultery is called “preponderance.” More likely than not.
Some of you believers will remember the woman at Jacob’s well. After a while, the Lord Jesus “read her mail.” She had 5 husbands and the one that she was with, wasn’t her husband (see John 4:1-42).
The time of the shooting was 12:40 AM. What were you doing with a man that you’re not married to in your apartment at 12:40 AM?
The police were executing a “No knock search warrant.” The intention of a no knock is so that the target has very little or no time to retrieve a firearm, other weapons, or escape. According to reports, there were no drugs found in Breonna’s apartment.
So why were two unmarried persons in an apartment? Remember, Breonna had a boyfriend that wasn’t her husband.
I can go on, but now that we know how all this started, why do men and women make decisions and end up with similar situations like Breonna? A young woman with her life ahead of her? The life ahead, when outside of Christ, is no guarantee of longevity. And you could live a long life and still die and go to hell.
The media concentrates on the results but we need to concentrate on what got her killed in the first place.
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Proverbs 1:7
You see, what we don’t know is did anyone share Christ to her before she died? Did she “despise wisdom and instruction” to get saved, delivered, and set free by Jesus?
All those times that we walked by street preachers, family members that were serious in the Lord, we deliberately ignored, we’ve walked by live church services where we could have walked in to repent and receive salvation.
That piece of paper a believer gave us we’ve torn into pieces, because we’ve rejected the Prince of Peace.
The Lord sets up ample opportunities to receive the Lord and when we deliberately ignore them, at any moment, we can breathe our last. There’s no do overs, no second chances, and no way back to pass through the doors of death back to this life.
When people aren’t afraid of God, decisions determines destiny.
Many people may not end up the way Breonna did, but then again, should we tempt fate?
Should we dare tempt the Lord?
Should we dare assume that we have invincibility?
If you’re upset, calm down and think about the decision she made, and perhaps, even the decisions you’ve made.
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.
Racism and bigotry during the Civil Rights movement was a regular thing among my predecessors. They endured much pain and hardship.
My first pastor, the late Reverend Dr. Benjamin James Lowry marched with the late Dr. Martin Luther King and was also arrested.
While I was too young to understand racism, being a little younger than the children of MLK, I fully understood it while in the Navy and even reverse racism or black on black racism.
Please take a look at this article and then come back.
It is very easy for me, as an African American, to get upset about the negative actions of a lone white homosexual male in response to a peaceful protest against same sex marriage.
LGBT would love to read about any Christian spewing venom on their level. But having been born again, it’s not in my new nature in Christ to bust a vein. Most of my predecessors didn’t and neither should I act ill about this. Neither should any of my fellow African Americans.
What we are to do is speak the truth in love. Truth never asked to be like. Truth asks to be told like it is.
TRUTH: It is nothing new to speak of our outrage that the sin of homosexuality was lump summed into Civil Rights. Pushing African Americans aside to bring to the forefront the sin of homosexuality.
On the backs of Blacks, they have found another way to suppress the true essence of Civil Rights. Sadly, African Americans that do not know better have accepted this lie. Sadly, it underscores the measure of ignorance in their minds. A clear refusal to intelligently look at the purpose of Civil Rights.
As even more profound is that some of the alleged African American leadership accepted this lie. Including the NAACP, an out of touch organization that is clearly disorganized. And as crazy as it sounds, it seems to me that they believe every word of LGBT’s lies.
Civil Rights was and always will be about race, not sex.
People can look at my skin and I do not have a closet to run to and hide my skin color. But sexual immorality needs a closet. Homosexuality needs a closet. The shame of acting on the lusts of the flesh in “vile passions” is abhorring, disgusting, sinful, and it is an abomination.
To hide the shame, the closet is the only place to hide should one desire to continue in sin. But you can come out. But the purpose of hijacking the Civil Rights Movement is to mask the sin of homosexuality by any means necessary.
It is the continued tactic of LGBT. They are counting on certain African Americans to remain silent and let it go. But for years, African Americans have been suppressed and oppressed.
No longer silent, the counterattack against all sexual immorality is underway.
To normalize homosexuality is the ongoing agenda.
They have chosen two platforms.
Legislation and Civil Rights.
For this to be successful, the church, the “pillar and ground of the truth,” must be silenced, overtly and covertly infiltrated, compromised, persecuted, harassed, and intimidated.
The church, according to LGBT proponents, must be redefined as an out of touch, intolerant group of people, bent on infringing the basic rights of the citizens of America.
As far as this is concerned, according to the constitution of the United States, no one special group should jump to the head of the line. But the LGBT agenda is designed to do just that and on the backs of African Americans. The very ones that only ask for a level playing field as humans.
Africans did not come by choice.
Africans came by way of chains; forced labor.
Could it be possible that the children of Niniveh served as a precursor of the events of African America slavery?
Check out this passage of Scripture in Nahum 3, verses 8 through 10….
“Are you (Niniveh) better than No Amon that was situated by the River, that had the waters around her, whose rampart was the sea, whose wall was the sea? Ethiopia and Egypt were her strength, and it was boundless; Put and Lubim were your (Niniveh’s) helpers. Yet she was carried away, she went into captivity; her young children also were dashed to pieces at the head of every street; they cast lots for her honorable men, and all her great men were bound in chains.”
Take note of Ethiopia and Egypt, Put and Lubim. These are descendants of Ham, Noah’s middle son. Ham means black. No, do not let the word Egypt throw you. It is Mizraim. As a side note, the Philistines are descendants of Mizraim (see Genesis 10).
Back to Nahum, the people of Niniveh were carried away in chains but the mention of these Black nations gives tremendous prophetic evidence of what was to come on the shores of Jamestown in the 1500’s.
Discrimination was a term brought about to define human suppression and oppression of one race against another. Discrimination was designed to define one race of people as greater than another by imposing rules (Jim Crow laws).
Segregation is the tool of choice to enforce race oppression and suppression. Superiority of another race was the obvious goal. But what has happened is that this form of racism has now shifted to the sin of homosexuality called “Conversion of Perversion.”
If the sin of homosexuality could be called “hate” then the sin of homosexuality could be converted into being called discrimination. And therefore, it is no longer the sin of homosexuality. It’s the normalization or acceptance of perversion. Even the word perversion is discriminating and is deemed as hate language.
But the goal is also to segregate the church. The righteousness of God must be sequestered. The righteousness of God in Christ must be deemed as a discriminatory organization. Just like Whites oppressing Blacks is discriminatory.
In essence, White people are using the language of Civil Rights like Black people. They are using Civil Rights language to segregate Black people in the church. Yes, it’s both sides of the fence. Racism and discrimination when it suits their sins. Calling righteous people discriminating and intolerant but they use discriminatory terms against Black people.
It’s also called “sexual orientation”and anyone that calls a sexual orientation of the sin of homosexuality a sin, is a bigot.
But wait a minute.
We thought that bigotry is about racism.
No. It is now inclusive of sexual immorality. But it’s not called sexual immorality. It’s converted into sexual orientation. The hijacking is complete. The convolution is complete. Now it is a law and the march towards federalizing the sin of homosexuality inches closer.
But states have fought against the federalization of the sin of homosexuality with tremendous success. 32 states have successfully pushed back and we are now seeing LGBT operating at a breakneck pace to hold the line, and to keep pushing for normalization of an abomination.
So when they see signs that unashamedly advocate marriage between one man and one woman, instead of getting over it, they are attacking people that stand for the truth. LGBT is trying to tell us to get over it but the odds are against them in more ways than they could ever imagine.
Remember, LGBT people only make up 4% of the American population and they intend to make gains to increase this number but it is very hard to do because if they had the ability to procreate, then they would be successful. But they have to use other means and it is not as successful as some would have you to think.
When it comes to some misguided African Americans, they refuse the truth, and believe the lie. And there is very little that you can do to persuade them. Sadly, my people remain ignorant by choice.
We didn’t ask for our skin color. We were born with this heritage. But sin is a choice. Sin is a preference based on urges and impulses.
As the Lord was teaching me about sexuality, He asked me a question.
“What is the ultimate goal of sex.”
I got “revelatory” on the Holy Spirit. Sometimes, it’s not a smart thing to do.
I answered, “It’s about procreation and connection.”
He said to me, “Right. But what is it that you really want out of sex?”
A good orgasm.
Getting off is the same. It is just the way or preference of achieving orgasm that makes sex sex.
When it comes to sin, the pleasures of sin is the driving force behind fighting against righteousness. God never said that you can’t have sex, except that He requires that for you to have sex, you need to be husband and wife. This is within His ordinance recorded in Genesis 2:24 where sex is authorized.
Sexual immorality is the perversion sex and all sexual immorality is about having sex your way. In utter perversion. Achieving the orgasm remains the same.
The only difference is the preference by CHOICE!
The convicting power of her signs hit this man and this attack by this white man was a deliberate, unprovoked attack on a pregnant African American female.
I condemn this act of violence and bigotry in the name of Jesus.
The only remedy for sin is the precious blood of Jesus. The cross of Christ where our sins were nailed. There is no other remedy and there is no other way of escape from sin and it’s consequences.
Repentance is commanded of every sinner, regardless of preference. Otherwise, “the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23.
There is no question that the large part of those in LGBT want to keep to themselves because it is a further revelation of the true concept of what is the driving force behind their cause.
Some LGBT people have made this clear, but when it comes to addressing this issue, the church has no choice but to vehemently confront and condemn the intentional hijacking of the Civil Rights Movement to redefine marriage. The church must vehemently condemn the sin of homosexuality because the God of the Bible calls this sin “an abomination.”
While it is underscored by the HIV/AIDS virus and centuries ago, by the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, the sin of homosexuality is an abomination, both sides must be restrained in their emotions.
There is extremism on both sides that need to be reigned in.
The church and LGBT has crossed the lines before in the area of extremism to bolster their positions for and against gay marriage. But we all know that the moral conscience is aware that when a person sins any sin, the conscience of man, the voice of the human spirit, will either be suppressed or convicted.
In the case of this white man, his emotions got the best of him. Passionate about keeping his sin, he was convicted. The conviction turned into rage and it could have easily escalated to the next level.
A physical assault.
In the Book of Acts, Stephen, in chapter 7, gave a power presentation and finished his discourse by calling the Jews, “Stiffed neck and uncircumcised in heart.” Their fathers resisted the Holy Spirit and they resisted in the same manner. This caused a commotion. In rage, they attacked Stephen. They sinked their teeth in to him, and stoned him. This rage reminds me of the fight between Holyfield and Tyson when Tyson bit a piece of the ear of Holyfield.
It’s also called gnashing of teeth.
It’s a behavior of rage that blinds a person of all reasoning. Usually, it’s after it’s all over that they sit there and ask themselves what have they done.
As far as EX Ministries is concerned, an attempt was made to hack into their FB page. It appears that when the church speaks truth, LGBT resort to tactics to suppress the truth just like Paul said in Romans chapter one. EX Ministries as with GCMWatch and other powerful blogs are hitting the world with truth.
It is affecting, not only the world, but the minds of saints that do not have a clue as to the eternal ramifications of sin in the world and in the church.
Truth hurts, but truth must be told regardless of who gets hurt. The purpose of hurting truth is to compel you to repent. Otherwise, truth is still marching on……….towards you.
Instead of letting the truth stand, they attack the truth to justify the sin of homosexuality. And it would be a crying shame if it weren’t so pathetic.
But that’s what the Word does. That’s what the Holy Spirit does according to what the Lord Jesus said in John 16:8-11. Either LGBT proponents will attack to suppress, or they will repent because of conviction of the heart that homosexuality is a sin.
We must remember that when people act with malicious intent, they appear as immature. They will do everything as little children because to them, attacking the truth is a game. But when it comes to truth, in this life, it is a deposition before trial. When they stand before the judgment seat, called the Great White Throne, there will be no games. There will be no deals. There will be no defense for the wicked.
EX Ministries, we stand with you in the fight to put truth out in hopes that people would catch themselves before they fall into the lake of fire and brimstone, the smoke of their torment ascending forever. As the Lord said, He takes no pleasure int he death of the wicked.
And neither should we.