Ezekiel 28:11-19, Isaiah 14:12-17, Revelation 12:7-9, Genesis chapter 3, 2 Corinthians 4:4 and Ephesians 2:1-3.
In these verses of Scripture reveals the origin of the power behind the darkness of this world.
For those that know their Bible, the reason is clear.
Many that claim to be in the church and those that are in the world still do not believe that there is a devil that is instigating issues of darkness.
Many believe that Jesus walked the earth. So, what’s the problem?
After the Lord was baptized in the river Jordan by His earthly cousin, John the Baptist, the Holy Spirit drove Jesus into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
When it was time for Jesus to be betrayed by Judas, after Judas dipped his bread after Jesus dipped, satan entered into Judas.
When Jesus asked a question about what people were saying about Him, and when Jesus explained to them that He would be betrayed, be killed, and be placed in the heart of the earth for three days and three nights, Peter took Jesus aside and rebuked Jesus. Jesus in turn looked at Peter and said, “satan, get behind me. You pay more attention to the things of men and not the things of God.”
Obviously, for those that have understanding, the Lord is speaking to the devil that inspired Peter to rebuke the Lord.
If you are spiritually astute, you now got a glimpse of happens when people think, speak, and act. The spiritual source behind every person is always revealed in a person’s thought, speech, and actions.
In that order.
It is either evil or it is good.
Jesus said it like this….
“Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them.”
Please note that it’s not a grammatical error of the person of the devil, spelling satan with a lower case letter is only fitting for him. Because the devil is such a low life loser, having been defeated by the King of kings and the Lord of lords over two thousand years ago.
In all movies, there is always good and evil. In most cases, its movies show how good always triumphs over evil. So again, the question is asked.
What’s the problem?
Well, we look at our lives and we see that we are either driven by God or the devil. Our actions reveal “who’s our daddy.”
Having said this, years ago, as people started coming out of the closet, many became very vocal and outspoken. Almost to the point where it appeared that they had numbers. Many voices. Paul Neil shared something that is worth noting and he receives the credit for this that many in “hollywood, the rich, and famous,” (the rest are my words) are the puppet masters or the puppet master associates.
But even they are not the real power behind LGBTQ.
You see, the person you think is pulling the strings on a puppet is on a set of strings him or herself.
When they are challenged by the light of the glorious gospel, the demons speak venomous things to try to push the light back out. Granted, there are people that claim to be believers in Christ that say things just as harsh and at times worse than LGBTQ people.
Those that claim to be believers, yet speak evil things, do not speak for those that operate according to 1 John 4:7-16. They are not in the will of God and we that are true to the Lord, condemn all behavior inconsistent with true Christ-like, Biblical values.
In listening to Dr. Michael Brown, the majority of people that practice the sin of homosexuality just want to be left alone.
I heard that but it doesn’t mean we surrender, dilute, or shrink back from speaking the truth, the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ, in love.
Then where is this other stuff coming from?
Those that are in high positions in almost every state.
God doesn’t have puppets and He doesn’t have strings. Those that are saved, willingly submit to the power of God. And at anytime, if we so choose, we could return to the demonic puppet master.
At any time, I can watch porn and masturbate (I still have Directv and access to the Internet). At any time, I can act out my former sinful sexual self. But I don’t want to because God loved me, and saved me, and delivered me from the horrible pit of sin. There is no desire to return because He fully satisfies me with good things so my youth is renewed like the eagles.
Besides, the Bible also says, “As many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God.”
We are not pulled to act, we are inspired by the Holy Spirit to act.
At any time, we can stop ourselves from being led by the Spirit. We are not manipulated or coerced. And while there is repercussions for disobedience to the Lord, the Lord gives His people space to repent.
With the devil, when he gives power, he takes it away. Why? With the world, it’s about worship. World Idol. Every person that received glory from the world was destroyed. Count them up. How did some of them die? And even if they went “peaceful” if they died outside of Christ, in hell they lifted up their eyes.
All that work for nothing but eternal separation from the presence of the Lord in the pit of hell, called Hades, and after that, the judgment, and the lake of fire forever.
One thing about shows and actors, we forget that an actor is a hypocrite. That’s what an actor is. A play actor. They come out of who they are and assume the personality of their character. Depending upon their spiritual source, it’s either good or bad.
More than likely, it is bad.
You see, their sin on screen influences sin off the screen. In other words, those that are in darkness, plunge further into darkness. Those that have yet to plunge initially will plunge and be caught by demonic forces portrayed though hearts of darkness, teaching people the ways of darkness.
And when they stand on stage, you do not see them as a real person, you see the spirit that drives them and they think they are bigger in life. You acclimate to their sinful ways and fall into sin because they taught you. They trained you. They copycatted what they do and they pursue it with fierce gusto.
And if you try to preach to them the righteousness of the gospel of Jesus Christ, they will fight you. With our African American hip hop artists, now you see why they act out what they rap about or they are already acting out. It’s that they have found a way to communicate it to the masses, and more African American copycats show up.
That’s why the Lord Jesus said, “…unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
That’s the only way you will be able to bear good fruit. Yet, many that aren’t born again are trying to bear good fruit and we know that this is impossible, based on what the Lord Jesus said.
“…a bad tree cannot bear good fruit…”
Therefore, LGBTQ people or anyone that is not born again, cannot bear good fruit.
So there is a tremendous effort to discredit, restrict, impose man made laws and policy, speak evil of the people of God on the level of Goliath towards Israel, use violence, use politics, use the media, circumvent Internet free speech rights, use and play stupid childish, immature computer savvy blocking methods, harass, belittle and degrade anyone that uses the Word of God to tell the truth in love.
Modern day Gestapo, North Korea, Chinese and every other evil national totalitarian tactics to stop the truth. It’s not just the people that do these things, it’s the devil and his angels driving unregenerate people to do these things because they are blinded by the god of this world called the devil.
When the Soviet Union collapsed and the Berlin Wall was busted through, the people shouted. In fact, on one tape, at the Berlin Wall, the people that were once held captive by communism sang, “This Is The Day The Lord Has Made” in German.
If what the Bible said weren’t perceived as a clear threat, the devil and his kids wouldn’t even bother to say a word. But because the gospel of Jesus Christ is the power of God unto salvation, the promise of being made free by Jesus is too great a promise not to ignore.
Because when people are free, corrupt systems disappear.
The more homosexuals, lesbians, adulterers, fornicators, bisexuals and all sinners come out of the dark places to His marvelous light, the LGBTQ community would suffer heavy political loss.
Their sin of homosexuality would see a considerable decrease.
That’s why they push so hard vocally and vehemently against real marriage and righteousness according to the Word of God.
Back in 2004 or so, it seemed as if LGBTQ numbers were like 15% or more of the American population. This would be a formidable number because that means their influence appears to be heavy in every state and major populated cities.
But after they did an analysis of their actual numbers, it turned out to be significantly much less.
2% to 3% of the American population, which is far less than the African American minority numbers at between 12% and 14% of the US population. Yet, African Americans make of half the HIV/AIDS cases annually in America.
Why do they seem bigger?
Because heterosexual couples that live in sin or they are actually married support homosexual marriage. Coupled with the fact that politicians embraced their lobbyists. Coupled with the fact that the media embraced their sin of homosexuality. Not because it was popular but they saw another way to make money. Yes, they are being used like a dingy, rain soaked, never cleaned, floor mat and they do even know it.
Talk about being played.
Just like African Americans that do not know the truth are being played.
Each and every year, they vote blindly and stupidly. Hoping that they would one day “overcome.”
They do not mind if you keep singing, “We Shall Overcome” because if you knew the God of the Bible and the New Testament, ratified by the blood of Jesus said, “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world- our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?” you would stop singing that song.
That song of hope remains an expectation that never will happen and that you will never overcome and win. That’s exactly what the devil behind the curtain wants you to think.
So they add to the voice behind the curtain. And they are just as boisterous.
Another hidden figure is the amount of bisexual activity that goes on with unregenerate men and women.
But the God of the Bible, the Word of God, and the redeemed of the Lord is not a threat.
We are a promise.
The promise of hope, and joy when a person is turned from the power of satan to God, from the power of darkness to light. From sin to righteousness. From a child of hell to a child of God. From the presence of demonic forces to the presence of the Lord.
With the Chick-fil-A situation, again, they tried to use the tactic of “loud and boisterous” in hopes that they would strike fear and terror.
A pip squeak called satan, defeated by Jesus, is behind the curtain, remember.
We are not impressed or intimidated.
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous hand. Behold, all those who were incensed against you shall be ashamed and disgraced; they shall be as nothing (hence the title of my blog), and those who strive with you shall perish, You shall seek them and not find them- Those who contend with you. Those who war against you shall be as nothing, as a nonexistent thing. For I, the Lord your GOd, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.”
As we were talking at a restaurant in Brooklyn after service, the Lord dropped a Scripture in my heart and mind.
Proverbs 21:1 says, “The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord; Like the rivers; He turns it wherever He wishes.”
Granted, we all wish that the positive side according to God’s plans and purposes is preferred, but let’s look at something very closely.
Under the radar, the then candidate, Senator Obama gave two speeches that many, including the NAACP, SCLC, LGBT, and outspoken African American pastors unhesitatingly applauded.
Planned Parenthood and LGBT rights.
Very few opposed these speeches and it was only after the fact. Many pastors and professed believers didn’t oppose these positions.
An African American was finally voted into high office. For the first time, an African American assumes the presidency.
On the day of his election, the cameras were strategically placed in some African American churches. People were going crazier in church for the election than they would for praising God. I didn’t vote for the president because he didn’t come close to the Biblical standards of the Word of God. Many of those that did vote for him were oblivious to the demonic positions of abortion and homosexuality harbored by this candidate, now president.
Many will be judged accordingly.
All of a sudden, over three years after his election, the president makes his move and supports LGBT agenda. It wasn’t a crowning achievement but nonetheless, a notable stand from the political pinnacle of power as orchestrated by the behind the scenes LGBT agenda.
A sitting president supporting homosexual marriage.
Then we have North Carolina placing Amendment One on the ballot and by a mandate, marriage is to be between one man and one woman and it was now placed in their state constitution.
What is profound is that 31 states stand against homosexual marriage.
Then you have African Americans in the NAACP and SCLC attempting to “roundup” pastors to support the president.
That false cry of support fell flat on their heads and they saw the NAACP, SCLC, Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton, Joseph Lowery, and Julian Bond, rebuked and kicked to the curb by independent thinking, God fearing, Bible preaching pastors and believers.
In other words, a severe break and blatant disrespect, and disregard of these phantom voices of the past and a clear departure (with no return) from traditional Democratic “toe the line” rhetoric.
Then they sent the hound dogs (IRS and White House staff, including the Justice Department head) to warn pastors of speaking against the president from the pulpit. It was cloaked to “get support for the president’s position” but we all know that it was about warning those who dared not support the president. Any pastor that went, should have read Proverbs 23:1-3 before accepting any request to be at the White House or invite them to come and speak to any group of pastors.
You pastors need to stop being star struck by high profile people and stop giving men more honor than the God that called you to preach.
I’ve already said from the pulpit I preach from that anyone who votes for President Obama is voting for homosexuality and abortion. If you vote for this president, you are violating the Word of God.
Hebrews 13:5b says….
“For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we may boldly say: “The Lord is my Helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”
You are probably wondering why the title is there.
Here’s my point.
God did not use Obama to usher in these ungodly agendas. The Lord was never in bed with sin and it’s consequences. Rather, the Lord takes these things and begin to put the Word of the Lord for this era of time in the mouth of His faithful.
If it weren’t for their actions, the church would have went along like before. Like everything is rosy. In fact, to a certain extent, because of the economic conditions of our time, also known as “CONSEQUENTIAL IN HOUSE JUDGMENT IN THE CHURCH,” some of us is still preaching a prosperity gospel while living in Secret Sexual Sins.
You see, what the Lord has done is that people in the church have recognized that the church has played the harlot and prostituted itself with the devil. Some of us have come to our senses and we have put away the filthiness of the flesh and spirit and we have perfected holiness in the fear of God.
Some of us have recognized that we’ve grieved God long enough and that it is time to return to the Lord in repentance.
God, if there was a time for fasting, sackcloth and ashes, now would be the time.
But we are not in OT times.
Incidentally, many believe that there is only one aspect to fasting. Getting sensitive to the Spirit of God. It’s almost spooky.
Fasting in the OT was not about getting sensitive to the voice of the Spirit of God. There were only three persons in the OT that had the Holy Spirit upon them.
The prophet, High Priest, and king.
Although when you do stop eating and deprive the flesh of food, you are helping to deaden or deprive the flesh. There is an element of disciplining the flesh of its carnal ways, urges and impulses, and so forth.
But primarily, fasting was designed to deprive the body of its pleasure as an act of penance for sin. Sackcloth is clothing of the debased. Ashes is just throwing dirt on yourself to show God that you are nothing but dirt and filth and that you are showing God, through fasting, wearing debased clothing, and putting dirt on you to tell Him how sorry you are for sinning against God.
Jesus only fasted one time. The 40 days in the wilderness after the Holy Spirit came upon Him after His baptism in the river Jordan by John the Baptist to fulfill all righteousness.
So when you read these amazing Prayer and Fasting Books, if you do not see the original reason why they fasted in the OT, then you are being hoodwinked with a half truth.
So, with these things in mind, we now see that the hand of the enemy was on the president through Planned Parenthood, LGBT, NAACP, SCLC and other backdoor people to push sin from the Executive Office.
By doing this, the church has come alive in certain parts. Granted, not the entire church because many pastors and people that profess to be believers want their cake and eat it too. That is they want God and they want sin at the same time.
But here’s what happened.
Like never before, saints are standing up against sexual immorality and abortion. Like never before we are seeing a concerted effort to stand against the evils of our day.
Now what happens when “the king” resists the hand of the Lord?
We must remember what Proverb 14:34 says,
“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.”
As far as the church is concerned, when we fail to do what we are called to do, that is, preach against unrighteousness and preach acceptance of the sin of homosexuality, also known as “inclusionistas” we are in the crosshairs of the judgment of God.
The other thing that we must consider is the fact that inside the church, the lines have been drawn. Those that are pathetically sympathetic to the very thing that God is against and those that stand firm as the righteousness of God in Christ.
There is exclusivity with being a child of God.
You cannot love darkness and be in the light at the same time. You cannot love God and love the devil at the same time. You cannot love righteousness and love sin at the same time. You cannot include sin where holy is exclusive. How dare you bring your unrepentant sin filled heart into the holy temple? It’s fine if you are to bring your sin to repent of it. But if you intend to sin when service is over, you are a bald faced hypocrite and you are deceived James 4:4.
It’s only the mercy of God that what we have experienced so far has caused considerable damage to people but at this point, what is about to come will pale in comparison. When the church refuses to do a rally call to repent and we go about our ways (preaching Christianity soft messages), we are ignoring Psalm 15 and Psalm 91.
A. W. Tozer said, “We must think rightly about God.”
You are either in sin or you are in righteousness.
You can’t have it both ways. Your death is proof that you cannot have it both ways.
Sin will be judged after death. Just be sure you are not on the wrong side of God when you stand before Him.
Father, we thank you for what is happening. Not the sin and wickedness that is before our eyes, but for the revelation of the fact that You were never caught off guard, and that you are working on the behalf of those that seek to put You first in all we do. Our eyes are open to the truth of Your Word; that we are to live according to the righteous standards of the Word of God regardless of what people think. We pray that they would repent and turn from their wicked ways and walk in the light as You are in the light. For there is no darkness in You. Forgive us of our wicked ways. For playing the harlot and prostituting ourselves with the devil. From here on, we choose to walk in holiness. For there, in Christ, by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony, is our complete victory over sin.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Thanks for reading.