It is all too easy to think all is lost when we see the rampant and progressive march and overwhelming evil sponsored by:
- our political leaders, secularists and homosexual (sodomite) lobby groups who publically desire and embrace the trashing and blaspheming of God’s law;
- the cheer-leading of the media to accelerate this godless agenda;
- the lack of clarity of message and the use of secular arguments, leaving out God’s commandments, by religious opposition groups to oppose this change;
and the greatest travesty of all,
- Christians acquiescing sin, with apathy, entertaining and discussing sin in terms of appeasement, equality rights, not wanting to offend the sinner, and welcoming unrepentant and brazen sinners into fellowship and leadership within the Church.
I confess that I have swallowed and danced to the insidious siren philosophies of this age and not renewed and subjected my mind to the word of God. I have done this by:
- My reliance in self and not depending on God and failing at time to align my life with His explicit commandments;
- My appeasement with sinners so as to not offend or to appear reasonable, fair and respect their preposterous expectation of a right to sin;
- My fear of man over my fear of God;
- My profession of Christianity and not matching that with obedience to His word, by at times playing with sin or being uncaring in compliance to my Lord;
I could go on, but the purpose of this short list is to show that as Christians we know the reason why we are in the brow beaten, impoverished and weak position in the world today: it is because we refuse to obey God and trust Him that His word in the Bible is true in all areas of our life.
Same Sex Marriage is the open manifestation of corruption and sin in the Church
Many Christians are still nonchalant about the UK, and many other national governments, wanting to normalise homosexuality in society, by trying to sanitise this perversion with the God-given purity of marriage: a man and a woman coming together in a lifelong union to celebrate their love and create a balanced family structure for the bringing forth and nurturing of children. Two people of the same sex saying they love each other (which is a lie – they cannot ‘love’ in the true sense, but can only lust), does not justify the gross sin of sodomy or make it equivalent to the conjugal act of marriage. The proposition is complete madness and nonsense.
How many pastors, vicars and preachers are prepared to state publically that homosexuality is an abomination and evidence of a giving over a person’s life to sin and rejection by God?
Do our Church leaders tell unrepentant sinners, that homosexuals are rejected by God, outcasts who can have no fellowship in the Church unless they repent and follow Christ, stop their sin, and abandon their sinful lifestyle?
Do Christians stand up for God’s law publically as the occasion arises at home, at work, at a Church meeting, at the desk of a politician, and make no apology for obeying God rather than man?
A few yes, the majority no. Appeasement, tolerance, equality, being reasonable and other lies are used to water down God’s word, and to accept sin deep in the heart of the Church and society. The corruption of the Church and the majority of Christian believers is evidenced by the systematic erasure of God’s law by government, without God-fearing opposition from Christians. Christians have lost their saltiness and in that state are worthless. That is what Christ said.
Christians have also forgotten that we are in a spiritual battle, where Satan and his emissaries want to destroy the testimony of Christians through fearing man and not God; by doubting the commandments and boundaries set by God to their sin.
God’s commandments are not repressive – this is the old excuse our enemies use, to slur God’s name. His law was given to us to provide freedom and to keep us from harming ourselves physically and spiritually, by adopting damaging behaviour and a lifestyle that spawns a multitude of major problems and scars on the life of an individual and society. There is always a price for sin and, ultimately, it is death.
The Spiritual Remedy and the Victory over the Church’s Enemies
The promise of recovery from spiritual corruption is given to us in 2 Chronicles 7: 13 – 20. I do not need to go into an exposition of these verses as a true Christian will know the message and application, but I will cite verses 13 to 16.
“If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attend unto the prayer [that is made] in this place.
For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there for ever: and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.”
The key to the remedy is for all Christians to humble themselves before God, pray, seek God’s face, repent of their wicked ways and obey. I will leave the detail for you to meditate on and to ask the Holy Spirit to develop further its application for each individual.
The Strategy for Victory
Christians have become defeatist and believe that the enemy is too strong, and too diffused through so many layers of society and government, or they think that it is through adopting secular methods and approaches that we gain spiritual victory over the moral evil that is being propagated in the UK and across the world. Both are wrong, and show a fear of man and a belief in our own resources and not God.
The victory in anything spiritual comes from God. You can’t make someone a Christian by preaching the gospel to them – salvation is God’s business, even though we are commanded to preach the gospel. Similarly, we can’t gain a physical victory over our spiritual enemies without seeking and submitting to God’s deliverance.
The Old Testament is a parable of blessing, sin, repentance, deliverance and restoration of the people chosen by God. The book of Isaiah is full of lessons that we are to turn back to God, repent of our sin and seek his face, and then the blessings and restoration will take place. A typical example is Isaiah 41:10-16.
When we obey and trust God, then we can confidently claim the promises of God and wait for Him to destroy and obliterate our enemies. Today, as then, our enemies are so proud and believe they are so powerful, but they will be annihilated and will not be found. God will restore obedient Christians so they become like sharp threshing instruments that cut down and pound to nothing their enemies. The victory will be shown to be God’s, and all men will recognise the hand of God in the destruction of our enemies.
“Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish.
Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, [even] them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought.
For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
Fear not, thou worm Jacob, [and] ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the LORD, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth: thou shalt thresh the mountains, and beat [them] small, and shalt make the hills as chaff.
Thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them: and thou shalt rejoice in the LORD, [and] shalt glory in the Holy One of Israel.”
This is not Biblical rhetoric. Remember the story of King Hezekiah and the dire circumstances the kingdom of Judah was in. Hezekiah had adopted human approaches of appeasement and tried buying-off the ever increasing threats of destruction from Sennacherib, king of Assyria. But, all that did, was to gain Hezekiah a little time before every option was closed to him (II Kings 18: 14).
In the final showdown, Senacherib sent one of his ambassadors, Rabshakeh, to taunt and demoralise the people of Judah by openly blaspheming God (II Kings: 18 28-37)
Hezekiah put his case before the Lord and God’s answer was swift: in one night God killed 185,000 soldiers in the Assyrian army (II Kings19:35). The King of Assyria thought he was invincible, the battle was won in his eyes: ‘just surrender peaceably to me Hezekiah; you know it is hopeless; God will never save you as He and you are nothing’.
You can see the parallels today. The UK and national governments have been deeply infiltrated by sodomites and ardent ministerial sympathisers, who think that sodomy needs to be protected and promoted in society by law and same sex marriage. Like Rabshakeh, they say ‘You will surrender to our wicked ways, and teach your children that buggery is good and that same sex marriage is just as valid as heterosexual marriage because both partners love each other. If you object you are a homophobic monster and we will punish you in law by fines, confiscation of your property and children by the state, as you are no longer a fit parent and you will be imprisoned until you have been re-educated to embrace sodomy.’
The wheat and the tares amongst those who call themselves Christians will be separated. True Christians will stand strong and will never bow to the blasphemous idol of same sex marriage and never give praise to the licentious evil spirit of sodomy. True Christians will not be careful, but will boldly declare before all men that they will not worship the golden image of sodomy which the government, sponsored by Stonewall and others, have set-up.
So to conclude, God will destroy our enemies.
Our responsibility is to humble ourselves before him, to pray, seek the face of God, and turn from being appeasing cowards to being upright, boldly declaring: ‘God has said sodomy is an abomination and a sin. There is no discussion. There is no tolerance. There is no equality. Same sex marriage is blasphemy and against God and the natural order. Sodomy must be outlawed and banished from the earth.’
If there is anything specific God wants you to do He will tell you. This battle is the Lord’s. Our responsibility for now is to trust Him and declare the truth contained in His word, and live our lives according to the teachings we know so well.
Rev 21: 6-8
“And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
But the fearful*, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
* NB: The word fearful refers to Christians who, through cowardice, give way under persecution and apostasise.
© 28 August 2012