Friday, June 26, 2015

Don't Give Them What They Want!

Oh how my heart grieves for what this nation has become and the celebration all over the nation over the Supreme Court's ruling on same sex marriage. It does immediately cause a righteous anger and a visceral response within believers in Jesus, and that is expected and is human nature. Just like the response the world was watching in anticipation for when a white teen opened fire in the AME church in North Carolina killing 9 people in an attempt to incite a racial war. Did it happen? Was the reaction of the church and community what the world expected?

Absolutely NOT!!! I'm sure people were expecting, all out rioting in streets and communities all over the United States, but that is not what they saw. They saw what believers in Jesus Christ have known all along, that our God is not dead, but alive! We don't serve some man made idol that was created from some fantasy. We serve the God, the Alpha and Omega, the Great I Am, and the Creator of all the Heavens and the Earth, The One True Supreme Court Judge.

Do you think this decision caught God unaware today? Absolutely NOT!

And while people are celebrating that they think they caught God off guard and that Christians have long been wrong in their attempts at righteousness and truth, God will not be mocked. There will be consequences to this decision, just as much as when we do something wrong, retribution doesn't always immediately come, but it will come. That is why I am go grateful I serve a righteous God of Justice in whom nothing will be perverted or twisted. God is still in control!

But unfortunately for now, this world and it's title deed has been given back to the ruler of this world, which is Satan. God still maintains sovereignty but he is allowing Satan to have free reign for now. Satan will always attempt to mimic what God has created, because Satan can't create anything. He only steals, manipulates and lies about what God has created and ordained. Satan provides an alternative truth in anything God has created.

That is why today, was such a victory for Satan, not for God. Not for believers of Jesus Christ. He has taken what God has created, that perfection of marriage, a marriage that will always be one man, one woman, and twisted it, perverted it, and caused people to want what they have never been able to have. It's just another victory temporarily for Satan, but not in God's eyes.

In order for Jesus to return, things have to get worse and in the last year, the twisted perversity's in the world are rapidly and exponentially sliding that way. It seems like there is no way to stop it. So what can we as believers in Jesus do?

Stand on that same faith we always have. The absolute truth that has been in the Word since God breathed it into life. We may not know what the future holds, but we know Who holds the future. The response therefore in this case is to not give them what they expect. It doesn't mean we roll over in defeat, in fact it means we need to get busy with God's business even more, because the clock just moved us ever closer to the coming of Jesus for His church. Imagine a world without the believers of Jesus in it? Scary place to be for certain.

We need to keep hoping, keep praying, and avoid hating in all of this. We don't have to accept it, because in God's eyes, we haven't been defeated. Consequences are coming for those who continue to defy the God of the Bible, to mock His Holy Name and to continue to push the evil into the world as a way of saying, "We don't need you God!"

Let us pray today, and ask God more than ever to show the world, believers in Jesus are NOT going to give you what you expect today. There will be no rioting from churches, there will be no looting or violence from believers in Jesus, instead more than ever, we will be determined to show the love of the God will serve, and remind people that just because sin in the regards to same sex marriage was approved today, it's not a license to sin in God's eyes.

We now need more than ever to pray for our leaders in government who remain blind to the truth as was evident today that Justice was blind and respond to help protect our religious liberties that will now undergo attack by those who will seek to strip it away as they have attempted to do today, but we serve a higher authority than man, and in our eyes, marriage is still between one man and one woman. It does not nor will it be redefined in the laws of God as anything different. Let us remain unified in our belief, strengthen our faith and continue to support our Godly men and women in positions of leadership within the church as the wheat now begins to separate from the chaff , the sheep from the goats and we will see which church leaders will stand with Jesus and which others will stand with the gods of this world.

Jude 3-25 "Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints. For certain men whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord. 

Though you already know this, I want to remind you that the Lord delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe. And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their own home - these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgement on the great Day. In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire. 

In the very same way, these dreamers pollute their own bodies, reject authority and slander celestial beings. But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the devil about the body of Moses, did not dare to bring a slanderous accusation against him, but said, "The Lord rebuke you!" Yet these men speak abusively against whatever they do not understand; and what things they do understand by instinct, like unreasoning animals - these are the very things that destroy them. 

Woe to them! They have taken the way of Cain; they have rushed for profit into Balaam's error; they have been destroyed in Korah's rebellion. 

These men are blemishes at your love feasts, eating with you without the slightest qualm - shepherds who feed only themselves. They are clouds without rain, blown along by the wind; autumn trees, without fruit and uprooted - twice dead. They are wild waves of the sea, foaming up their shame; wandering stars, for who blackest darkness has been reserved forever. 

Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men: "See, the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones to judge everyone, and to convict all the ungodly of all the ungodly acts they have done in the ungodly way, and of all the harsh words ungodly sinners have spoken against him." These men are grumblers and faultfinders; they follow their own evil desires; they boast about themselves and flatter others for their own advantage. 

But, dear friends, remember what the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ, foretold. They said to you, "In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires." These are the men who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit. 

But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit. Keep yourselves in God's love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life. 

Be merciful to those who doubt; snatch others from the fire and save them; to others show mercy mixed with fear - hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.

To him who is able to keep you from falling to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy - to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! AMEN"


Annesphamily said...

Beautifully said Kat. I am so stunned how many people dog Christians and believe we have no right to our opinion of being followers of Jesus Christ. Only liberal opinions matter in this world. My dad would always say, "You can run and you can hide in this world, but one day you will come face to face with Our Lord and you will be so shamed of the life you lead and you will be unable to look Him in the eye."

Psalms 84:11
For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.

Isaiah 5:20King James Version (KJV)

20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

I am very happy I stopped by. I hope your weekend is good and you are praying about about our country. Thank you Kat.

David C Brown said...

As always it is comforting to be reminded that the Lord is in control.Jude is very apt.