Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Principality of Sexual Perversion has been released, now what?

In my life time homosexuality has been a term that represents perversion of sexual attraction and behavior. On a social level it has always been viewed as wrong, sinful, perverted, sickness and one of the worst expressions of a sinful life. We all know that any and all sin is wicked in the eyes of the Lord. There is really no such thing as a small sin on some levels, but on other levels there are indeed degrees of sin bondage that are more entrapping and difficult to break then others. Some sinful acts are ethical issues while others are moral issues, but again all sin separates one from a relationship with the living God. This verse in Corinthians is very revealing about the depth of sexual immoral sin without naming each type of sexual sin Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. 1 Corinthians 6:18.  This verse is written to believers and not to unbelievers. Sexual perversion without question has increased on multiple levels in the last decade in America like no other time.  It is a sin against God's law, others and self. These sins continue to damage peoples emotional, spiritual and psychological well being.
  Most youth who have no godly instruction in their lives are being socially raised in the culture to view homosexuality as a choice or birthed desire with no repercussions. A few weeks back a grandmother raising a young girl from her broken home told me a story that really sadden me. She told me how her innocent granddaughter was asking questions about being gay and how it was ok since she learned about it at school and on TV as well.  
   Our American society has always struggled with this immoral sin to some degree, but when our country started all the states had  laws against sodomy on the books up until 1960 (Every state adopted some form of a sodomy law as it joined the United States, either in acceptance of an unwritten common law or in formal codification. A slow modernization of laws away from a religious doctrine into a secular system reduced penalties over time in a piece meal fashion. All states had laws against sodomy by 1960).  Now some 236 years later the President of the United States of American gave his blessing to immorality. Because he is the top authority over this nation he unleashed the spiritual principality of homosexuality on our nation to have more power then in any other time in our history as a nation. Since the day of his declaration I have seen a massive increase of people defending homosexuality as well as attacking those who stand opposed to it. The Chick-fil-a business that only stood on their values when asked, has now become the latest assault by the principality of homosexuality.  

These are not good signs of a nation coming back to God. When many people who profess Christianity also defend immorality as good we end up reflecting at best a Corinthian type of church in America.  
So what can a solid biblical Christian do?  First of all we should not be silent just hoping this will all go away, because if we do it will only get worse. Sodom and Gomorrah never got better but actual became worse until God finally redeemed the few righteous left before destruction.  Even the youth of the cities came out to have sex with other men. The interesting thing I discern from reading that story in Genesis is that Lot and his family seemed to have lived and tolerated the immorality about them; verses them speaking out against it to redeem those lost immoral residents.  Perhaps their view was just as the prevailing view of our day is becoming, “let’s just love them and just get along together”.  The problem with these kinds of statements is how we are defining what loving people really looks like. God’s love speaks forth the truth regardless of how much it hurts or offends the sinner because he loves us so. Yet many believers today do not want to offend anyone for fear of being viewed as self-righteous or judgmental so they remain silent with a warped view of how to express the gospel and how God’s love toward others should be expressed.
  In large part the homosexual community already knows their sin and that their choices are judged by God as sin. We are each born with a conscience. Some sear it over with sin so bad that they are very harden to truth.  The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse….. 28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. Romans 1:18-20, 28 .
 Since President Obama spoke forth in approval of gay marriage the spiritual level against moral people or anyone who opposes homosexuality has heightened and keeps increasing. Public figures are coming out of the closet as never before. Cooper Anderson just recently announced his gay lifestyle after 2 decades of silence. More and more celebrities keep coming out with greater levels of pride and less and less shock from the general public. The democrat party is pressing into the make gay marriage and gay rights an official platform of the party as well.
    Born again spirit filled followers of Christ should not avoid discussing this, but be armed and ready to not only defend morality, but reveal the truth of God’s Word at the risk of being rejected, attacked or offended and called names. If we do not stand strong in these days we will truly become like those ancient cities of the past.
   Can we see a change in America? Yes, but it will take a changing position of our President or a new President who declares the opposite public statement to put that principality back in the closet so to speak. Authority is an interesting thing and when the highest authority in the land gives permission to a shameful sin it is bad news on any nation. This is not about President Obama because any sitting President could have made the mistake he made, but the declaration he made was a massive attack against the church that stands for morality. We must pray, be prepared and influence each child, teenager and adult anytime we can.  Truth is typically only found today in solid biblical churches and even then many churches are becoming Corinthian style messes or worse and actual are becoming  counterproductive to the righteous work of the Kingdom of God.
  Be prepared to be assaulted, verbally attacked and rejected for the moral values of God as a believer.  When this happened rejoice because your reward in heaven will be great. Pray for America and its future with other believers in your church and community.  Christian really need each other for support now more than ever. Do not defend homosexuality or homosexual rights on any level. Don’t be entertained or endure homosexual endorsing people, politicians or anyone. We can already see that the homosexual community is standing opposed to Christians who stand on moral principles just by the Chick-fil-a position. So likewise we must be prepared to be attacked for standing opposed to this lifestyle.  The bible is real clear that we must stand our ground with His kingdom and press in for the souls of men. We can have a revival, but its gonna be a work and a battle on our knees in the public square.  We don’t need to attack people, but just stand our ground on God principals and people will either come to the truth of God’s Word or push back against it in any multiple numbers of ways.
     We must be careful not to be deceived by the multiple lies coming forth that try to indoctrinate and persuade Americans that people are born gay. That is the biggest lie from the pit of hell ever. We might not be able to explain every person’s reasons, feelings and personal journey or make up, but God’s Word excuses no sin under any condition. Just like there is no science to actually prove evolution there is likewise no solid science to prove that people are born gay. The unregenerate lost community will always try to persuade the masses that science proves sin or the bible wrong, but remember the devil is crafty and will go to great measures to deceive the world and if possible even the very elect of God.
12 And I will keep on doing what I am doing in order to cut the ground from under those who want an opportunity to be considered equal with us in the things they boast about. 13 For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. 15 It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve. 2 Corinthians 11-12-15
I encourage you to read the entire 22 verses of the book of Jude in the New Testament in light of this recent aggressiveness coming into our nation on the heels of the Presidents declaration.  Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people. Jude verses2---------

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:10-1


  1. So how does Jude tell us to “contend for the faith”?
    20 But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life. 22 Be merciful to those who doubt; 23 save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh. (NIV)

    Or as The Message phrases it:
    But you, dear friends, carefully build yourselves up in this most holy faith by praying in the Holy Spirit, staying right at the center of God's love, keeping your arms open and outstretched, ready for the mercy of our Master, Jesus Christ. This is the unending life, the real life! Go easy on those who hesitate in the faith. Go after those who take the wrong way. Be tender with sinners, but not soft on sin. The sin itself stinks to high heaven.

    Very similar to what Paul tells Timothy:
    18 Timothy, my son, I am giving you this command in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by recalling them you may fight the battle well, 19 holding on to faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and so have suffered shipwreck with regard to the faith. ….. I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. … 8 Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing.
    I think we need reexamine our response to our culture. Our typical “culture war” responses don’t line up very well with these scriptures. We need to spend much more time and energy in prayer so that we are fully in line with his will, meet people where they are, let Jesus’s love flow thru us so that they are drawn to his gift of life – “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” Jn 3:17 so that we can “please God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” 1Tim 2:4 God transforms lives after salvation, we don’t need convince them of the truths of holy living before salvation.

  2. The answer to your question is written in verses 20-23. The Jude passages reflect that the church of that time was being warned about the same sexual immorality slipping into the moral church and how we need to contend, protect and stand firm on the righteousness of Christ in these last days while still snatching the lost from the doom of hell at the same time.