Supreme Court Oral Arguments…SSM: An Excellent Summation.

My FB friend Kenneth on FB messenger gave me the audio of the SCOTUS oral arguments of the case before the court called “Obergefell v. Hodges. 

It was riveting and interesting.

Here is the docket in a nutshell.

14-556 OBERGEFELL V. HODGES

DECISION BELOW: 772 F.3d 388
LOWER COURT CASE NUMBER: 14-3057, 14-3464 QUESTION PRESENTED:

1. Whether Ohio’s constitutional and statutory bans on recognition of marriages of same-sex couples validly entered in other jurisdictions violate the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

2. Whether Ohio’s refusal to recognize a judgment of adoption of an Ohio-born child issued to a same-sex couple by the courts of a sister state violates the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

CONSOLIDATED WITH 14-562, 14-571 AND 14-574 AND LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS: 1) DOES THE FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT REQUIRE A STATE TO LICENSE A MARRIAGE BETWEEN TWO PEOPLE OF THE SAME SEX? 2) DOES THE FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT REQUIRE A STATE TO RECOGNIZE A MARRIAGE BETWEEN TWO PEOPLE OF THE SAME SEX WHEN THEIR MARRIAGE WAS LAWFULLY LICENSED AND PERFORMED OUT-OF- STATE? A TOTAL OF NINETY MINUTES IS ALLOTTED FOR ORAL ARGUMENT ON QUESTION 1. A TOTAL OF ONE HOUR IS ALLOTTED FOR ORAL ARGUMENT ON QUESTION 2. THE PARTIES ARE LIMITED TO FILING BRIEFS ON THE MERITS AND PRESENTING ORAL ARGUMENT ON THE QUESTIONS PRESENTED IN THEIR RESPECTIVE PETITIONS.

CERT. GRANTED 1/16/2015

While we will never be able to read into the minds of the justices, it is important to know what was argued and to what length, the justices may be leaning.

Again, it is foolish to read into what they are thinking because only the Lord knows what is in their minds.

I will say that the information gleaned from this is important because while you are hearing and reading what was said, you can see that they are well versed in the lower court’s precedent rulings that offer a glimpse into this subject. As you will see, they refuse to use the Bible as the basis of any argument. However, you will see that they are somewhat careful not to interfere with a minister’s right to refuse to perform the ceremony of matrimony to same sex couples.

One justice finally admitted that ministers declare homosexuality is a sin. 

I was shocked. 

It is clear that they also are careful about establishing a ruling for SSM that is constitutional and takes away any chance of a debate. To ask for the courts to rule as unelected officials and take away the States right, and the people’s right to deliberate is also a very interesting point brought up by the justices.

Also, it is clear that both attorney’s before the court were using children in the backdrop to bolster their arguments.

Sympathy towards a child’s plight that are adopted is another way to make the argument more palatable and sympathetic towards the position of practicing homosexuals having families.

God, in His sovereign wisdom, put the book of Proverbs in such a way that a male adolescent is to listen, obey, and honor father and mother, not father and father, or mother and mother. 

But we all know that it is about bringing legitimacy to the sin of homosexuality.

Marriage is not about bringing stability to homosexual relationships. It’s always been about establishing homosexuality as a legitimate and normal act. We all know that homosexuality is not normal. Just as adultery, fornication, porn, bisexuality, bestiality, and masturbation is not normal sex within the bonds of matrimony.

There is a vast difference between heterosexual sex and homosexual sex. The sex act, in and of itself is relatively the same, but to whom they are involved is definitely different.

Some will say that this is argumentative.

It’s not an argument because the Creator designed us to mate with the opposite sex within matrimony.

Arguing against the Scriptures is the one way where human reasoning falsely believes it can do.

According to one justice, marriage between one man and one woman was around since “millennial” and that SSM has only been around since 2001. No other society before 2000 has a track record of how SSM plays out over time. For the justices that are unelected officials, to rule and impose SSM on the entire country, is a valid point.

There are three things that MUST happen here in order for SSM proponents to be successful.

1. Don’t believe in the Creator.

2. Change the Creator, prohibit His believers, and alter, annul, and make void His Word.

3. Re-write what marriage is and include SSM.

On points 1 and 2, proponents of the sin of homosexuality almost were successful. Except that every now and then, believers in the Lord would crop up to make their voices heard. 

Another point is that I know that there are radical believers in the Lord, however, I believe that we can dialogue without compromise. We know that some practicing homosexuals will not budge from their position. However, they must know that we cannot budge from the Biblical position of marriage between one man and one woman.

Then, how could there be any dialogue if both sides refuse to give in?

The intent of any dialogue is to put forth an effort to understand each other. Homosexuals must know that we do love them because the Bible commands us to. God loves us but He knows how to love you and hate you at the same time.

Confused?

What God declares a sin is the issue.

To associate with that sin or any sin makes you one with what He hates. At the same time, the Lord loves us enough to tell us what He hates and how to be free of the sin that He hates. God never created us to sin. He created us to love Him. True believers in Jesus prove that we love Him when we keep His commandments. 

What commands?

The command to abstain from fleshly lusts that war against the soul. 

Jesus didn’t die for our sins so we could continue in sin. Jesus died to free us from sin so we don’t have to be under sin’s power. 

To walk in a house with muddy shoes is insulting. To walk in His presence with sin is insulting to Him. 

However, John 3:16 is there for a reason. God loved us enough to send His Son to die for our sins so that we could be free.

There is no freedom in sin, even when you are free to do anything you want. Even with doing anything you want, there still must be accountability (see Romans 14:11-12).

So while we are adamant about not compromising God’s Word, we are aware that, based on the arguments from practicing homosexuals, they have a right to SSM. 

What we believe and what you believe will always be like bucking heads because both sides refuse to give in.

However it is important to note that as a result of such head bucking, we do not have to resort to being bitter about each other because of opposing positions.

It’s about convincing both sides of what is right and what is wrong. 

Without question, sin is wrong. 

To homosexuals, homosexuality is not wrong because to them, it is not a sin. 

Even in the face of STDs, which is the “penalty of their error which was due,” they are fully convinced that their acts are still right, as vile and unnatural as it is.

What matters most to practicing homosexuals is a decision from the highest human court in the land to vindicate their argument to legitimize homosexuality as a normal activity worthy of the highest institution afforded between one man and one woman. 

Marriage Equality. 

We all know that homosexuals, at least the elite proponents that is pushing their agenda, is doing an end around the Holy Scriptures that absolutely prohibit homosexuality. 

According to Scripture, sin is never on equal footing with righteousness. So if homosexuals declare themselves free from the authority of the Scriptures, they seek authority elsewhere to hijack an institution created by God. 

The Supreme Court. 

With that said, believers must walk in Psalm 1.

We don’t have to engage in conflict where the hatred intensifies to where we remain hostile to each other. However, we know that hostilities is an expression of heated passion that is unreasonable. When homosexuals call for tolerance, they are intolerant of our refusal to accept homosexuality as normal. 

What we can learn from this is that God is God of love, and justice.

God is holy and righteous.

God will not let sin reign.

God will save you and deliver you when you are ready to be free. 

Getting back to the SCOTUS, you can click the link here to read this excellent summation on the oral arguments.

Homosexuals Outlaw Christianity?: The Pending Supreme Court Decision

Not so fast. 

But should we continue to sin in the church, and the SCOTUS continues to further reinterpret the equal protection under the law clause to create laws for a special class of people, it’s a matter of time. 

how could God let this happen?

God didn’t. 

We did. 

When believers fail to outlaw sexual sins, we shouldn’t be surprised that the world is looking to put righteousness out of business. 

But notice that they are trying everything to stop the remnant from staying true to God. Yet, we always find a way to keep preaching. 

Beheadings, jail time, economic restrictions and isolations, court rulings, you name it. 

Listen to Psalms 2:1-4

“Why do the nations rage,

And the people plot a vain thing? 

The kings of the earth set themselves,

And the rulers take counsel together,

Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying, 

“Let us break Their bonds in pieces

And cast away Their cords from us.” 

He who sits in the heavens shall laugh;

The Lord shall hold them in derision.

Where it says “break their bonds in pieces and cast away their cords,”

That’s the restraining power of the Word of God. This is exactly what the world desires to do. Rid the world of God’s gospel that restrains man bound in sin. 

They want to be free of God but it can’t happen. 

So they impose laws to make believers cease living and preaching the Word. 

2 Timothy 1:7

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

1 John 4:18-19

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us.”

This love is not a feeling, for we prove we love Jesus when we keep, not throw away, His commandments. 

John 14:15

“If you love Me, keep My commandments.

1 John 5:2-3

“By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.”

The sin of homosexuality, adultery, fornication, bisexuality, porn, bestiality, and masturbation were already outlawed by God. 

If man persists and insists upon these sins, the SCOTUS can’t help them. 

Romans 14:10b-13a

“For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written:

“As I live, says the Lord,

Every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall confess to God.”

So then each of us shall give account of himself to God.”

Hebrews 9:27-28

“And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.”

Revelation 21:8

“But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

For me and many other preachers, our calling doesn’t change. We will still preach the truth in love. We will still remain true to our God regardless the cost. We will never deny our Lord or His Word. We will still preach that homosexuality and all sexual sins is an abomination. 

We will still offer the ONLY Savior of the world as the only hope of freedom and deliverance from sin and hell. 

We will offer His salvation without fear and trembling. We will endure hardship as good soldiers in Jesus. We will still pray for this nation and its leaders. 

We will continue regardless the outcome to love God more by obeying Him more. 

Therefore, should LGBT succeed, it didn’t catch God by surprise and we continue the course to please God with the foolishness of preaching. 

Forcing The Religion Of Homosexuality Down A Christian’s Throat 

You’ve heard the saying before that when people are preaching the Word that you are “shoving your religion down my throat.”

The people say this because the convicting power of the Holy Spirit has invaded their dark hearts and minds. 

Now the Word says in John 16:8-11…

“And when He (The Holy Spirit) has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: of sin, because they do not believe in Me; of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.”

The Word convict also means convince.

The sinner has been convinced by the Holy Spirit that they are in sin.

To suppress the convincing power of the Holy Spirit, they attack the Holy Spirit and the person being used by the Holy Spirit, and adamantly declare that you are shoving “religion” down their throat. 

All in an attempt to get you to stop being used by the Holy Spirit to convince people of their sin and repent.

So the devil took a page out of its own book and is now shoving the religion of homosexuality down the throats of true believers in Jesus.

Since sin has no convicting power, they resort to man’s legal system to force believers to stop preaching the Word with convicting power.

The first amendment was placed there by the founding fathers of this nation as a means of protecting freedom of religion and free speech. The burden of the first amendment is not on the church but it is upon congress.

The interpretation of the first amendment from Thomas Jefferson of “a wall of separation” has been “erected” was misconstrued to be a part of the first amendment. Giving the false notion that the church is to stay out of the business of government. 

Wrong on both parts. 

Government is made up “by the people and for the people.”

Again, the burden is on congress to not make laws to prohibit freedom of religion nor establish a religion, nor prohibit the free exercise thereof.

The religion of homosexuality is a blatant attempt to do exactly what government is prohibited from doing while silencing its own moral code.  

Not realizing that government is heavily influenced by moral law established by God in the OT. 

Without moral law, anarchy and lawlessness prevails with impunity. 

Today, the only objective of the proponents of the sin of homosexuality is to silence free speech from believers so that homosexuals could be free of the convicting power of the Holy Spirit; to be free to sin with impunity.

The religion of homosexuality defiantly reject and refuse the ruling of the Judge of heaven and earth, and is diabolically using the judicial system of the earth to force opponents of the sin of homosexuality to accept their sin without question and under penalty of law.

On Tuesday, April 28, 2015, the SCOTUS will hear oral arguments to override the will of individual states that does not recognize SSM. Prayer is being made to intercept the justices’ decision.

As you well know, these justices already discussed this issue among themselves and have pre-determined which way they will vote. The ruling will be handed out sometime in June.

This doesn’t mean that they cannot change their ruling.

“With God all things are possible.”

Just imagine the priests and false pastors of homosexuality coming out and commanding the true church to accept the sin of homosexuality?

It’s not far fetched.

It’s been what the devils were waiting for.

Demons in people will force the holy people of God to accept immorality or be found in contempt of court should we refuse.

Daniel was told not to pray to His God or be eaten by lions. To the lion’s den he went. And from the lion’s den he survived.

The sons of Judah, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, were told that when the music plays, bow down or be burned. To the fire they went, and from the fire they survived. 

It’s best to be on fire for God than to be in the fire of hell because of sin. 

Religion by force is dangerous because the will of a person is not involved.

A person is free to choose.

God desires a willing heart. 

But satan cannot accept the fact of choice because he knows that people would come to their senses and ignore him. Hence, the legal agenda of the elite proponents of the sin of homosexuality. 

They can’t accept the fact that it’s about choice so they don’t just want to be accepted. They don’t just want to be left alone. They don’t just want to marry. 

They want God to stop convicting them of sin. They want true believers to not preach and live with conviction. They want to force acceptance of the sin of homosexuality.

But it doesn’t stop there.

They want validity from hold outs. They want righteous preachers to perform the sacerdotal function of holy matrimony. They want their children (surrogacy, artificial inseminated, adoption) dedicated to the Holy God of heaven. They want true believers to make cakes, flowers, and all other things to make this sin acceptable.

They want their homosexual gods to coexist with the God of heaven and earth.

Since the sin of homosexuality cannot stand on its own merits, meaning that let them go after their vile desires without true believers involving themselves in their personal lives, they push to force the religion of homosexuality down our throats and to make us toe their vile line.

The demise of the first amendment is just a matter of time. 

The demise of this nation, should believers fail to repent, is upon us. 

For judgment must begin at the house of God (see 1 Peter 4:17), not at the nation until afterwards.

The reach of the spirit of Nebuchadnezzar is pressing harder and faster in this nation. But also read carefully what happened to Babylon after Nebuchadnezzar’s kingdom came to an end. Hananiah, Mishael, Azariah, and Daniel survived and Nebuchadezzar died as well as his kingdom.

Hence, the outcome of the righteous will always be good and will continue, and the outcome of the unrighteous will cease and will always be bad.

So should the SCOTUS overrule the individual will of the states, darkness will further tighten its grip, the saints will be under more levels of legal maneuvers to silence the voice of righteousness, and persecution will deepen its commitment to enforce silence.

But the darker the world, the brighter the church.

But a much more sinister plot is unfolding. 

DIVERSIONS

Race relations is a diversion tactic successfully deployed to draw our action away from spiritual matters.

Ferguson, Staten Island, and Seminole were tragic events, but no one really addressed the fact that three or more uncounted souls of black people entered into eternity.

Their souls if not in Christ is in hell.

When it comes to the policies of the United States concerning Israel, could it be that the Obama administration is using SSM to divert the attention of churches and pastors away from supporting Israel?

The two state solution is a failed solution that puts the United States in the crosshairs of the judgment of God. 

The Clinton administration and the Bush 43 administration both suffered serious judgment from God. The Obama administration has already set the stage to be the recipient of the judgment of God as the previous two administrations received.

According to Genesis 12, God gave that land to Abram and his descendants, and any nation that curses Israel will be cursed. Sharing the land is out of the Biblical God ordained question.

In 2012, millions of dollars were given to the Palestinians to rebuild housing after the Israelis destroyed the houses that Hamas used to stage attacks against Israel. 

Israel has a right to defend themselves and we give money to their attackers to rebuild housing for Palestinians.

Knowing full well that the Palestinians will sacrifice their families to destroy Israel. 

On camera, Obama supports Israel but behind the scenes, they curse Israel. But God will judge the United States in broad daylight.  

Do you expect us to be blessed by God when you force Israel to give up land to have peace?

The goal is to annihilate Israel. 

We all know that if the Palestinian get land or is recognized as a state within a state, it won’t stop there. 

When the church is overrun with Secret and Overt Sexual Sins, God can’t bless His church. This puts us as a co-conspirator with the devil to allow sin in the camp and nation, and to be anti-Semite. 

There is not one nation that has ever harmed Israel and were never judged by God. 

All who are against Israel must be judged or God lied about His covenant. 

The homosexual agenda was shoved to the front of this nation to divert attention away from the harsh policies against Israel. 

So in actuality, two policies are in play. Shove homosexuality down the throats of believers, threaten them with destroying their church if they preach against homosexuality, and support policies against Biblical standards. 

Which in turn, gets them to focus attention away from supporting Israel. 

Far fetched? 

Just know that with any administration, smoke in mirrors is always possible. 

Homosexuality Is About To Be Constitutionalized In The United States: Rise And Pray

My wife received an email from the International House Of Prayer concerning oral arguments that will be held before the SCOTUS. We’ve should have been praying about this months ago. However, we cannot afford to wait until April 28 when these arguments will take place.

If you are a detractor, disregard this blog. If you are against prayer, disregard this blog. If you are an opponent, disregard this blog. If you have given up on this nation, disregard this blog. If you have said, “What’s the use?, and “What good will it do?,” disregard this blog.

But if you are serious about making a stand today, not next week, fall on your face before God and pray like you’ve never prayed before.

When it is said and done, will you stand before Jesus to answer to Him for not seeking His face and turning from your wicked ways?

LGBT has had it’s way for a long time.

But the Lord could be down a gazilion points with 0.01 left on the clock and still run the devil out the gym.

Andrew Murray said in a book on Prayer that “Prayer is power with God.”

Like never before, we need to exercise this power to see God do a mighty work in the earth.

The Lord doesn’t need but one person that will decide to give themselves to prayer and fasting to seek God.

Will you be that one vessel?

2 Chronicles 16:9 says, “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.”

2 Chronicles 7:14 says, if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

Because you are reading this blog, the Lord has found you. Will you humble yourself and pray, and seek His face, and turn from your wicked ways (prayerlessness)?

Listen to what Samuel said in 1 Samuel 12:23-25.

“Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you; but I will teach you the good and the right way. Only fear the Lord, and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you. But if you still do wickedly, you shall be swept away, both you and your king.”

If we fail to pray, we sin a great sin. If we insist on doing wickedly, we will be swept away………the church and political leadership (all three branches of this government).

Together, we can get the job done.

Will you join us?

Here is a good prayer to daily pray for this urgent situation.

PRAYER FOR SUPREME COURT

Father, in the name of Jesus, we pray for the Supreme Court of his nation. The docket that is before this court is about the constitutionality of the sin of homosexuality. We, as Your people, beseech You to move into the courtroom and direct their minds not to establish this vile sin to prevail in this nation.

Let the proponents of homosexuality be disappointed, and set in derision. Let them be confounded and be without the wisdom that is from underneath.

Let them recognize the righteous judgments of the Lord and repent of this wickedness.

This nation is in the balance.

But You have seen this from the beginning, and this did not catch You off guard.

Therefore, the outcome is well known to You.

We have turned from You and Your Word, we have sinned by not being diligent on our watch. We have sinned by not holding ourselves accountable to Your Word. Forgive us as You have said in Your holy Word. But we have returned to You and stand on Your righteous Word as the righteousness of God in Christ.

We have removed the leaven of sin from our lives and we stand as Your children, holy, sanctified, and consecrated.

Quote 2 Chronicles 7:14

Now look upon this land and the hearts of men.

Let not the unrighteous prevail in this hour.

Let not the sin of homosexuality prevail in this land.

Let not the proponents who devise wickedness prevail.

Let not the pressure of the hour push us to live in fear and terror.

As your Word says, Lord.

“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.” Proverbs 14:24

“Therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you;
And therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you.
For the Lord is a God of justice;
Blessed are all those who wait for Him.”  Isaiah 30:18

“But let justice run down like water, and righteousness like a mighty stream.” Amos 5:24

Let Your name and Your Word prevail, and be glorified and honored!

In Jesus’ name! Amen!!!!!

Subject: 100,000 pastors to join in prayer on Tuesday, April 28, as the Supreme Court hears a historic case on homosexual marriage

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To our friends and partners,On Tuesday April 28, 2015, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether the Constitution allows homosexual couples the right to marry regardless of what individual states decide.

Over 100,000 pastors and churches are standing together in prayer on Tuesday, April 28, to ask the Lord to intervene with mercy on our nation.

Read some of what David Brody wrote describing what will happen on April 28 (and the Sunday before), and read David Lane’s email to 100,000 pastors.

Many church and ministry networks are partnering together to get the word out about this.

Please forward this email to your pastor or to leaders of networks and ask them to get the word out about this historic decision that will be made on April 28 in the USA.

Read more about this case:

CNN: Supreme Court to hear gay marriage case April 28 »
USA Today: Gay marriage case to reach Supreme Court April 28 »

David Brody, CBN News Chief Political Correspondent, wrote:

The influential Christian political operative David Lane sent an email newsletter to more than 100,000 evangelical pastors encouraging them to hold prayer services on April 28 when the Supreme Court hears the crucial same-sex marriage case . . .The Supreme Court will decide whether the Constitution allows homosexual couples the right to marry no matter where they reside or whether states have the right to say marriage is only between a man and a woman.

David Lane also is calling on these pastors to preach on the topic of biblical marriage on the Sunday before the big Supreme Court case.

Read full blog »

In another blog, Brody wrote:

GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz is sending a letter to tens of thousands of pastors asking them to stand with God and pray during the two-hour time frame on April 28:

“On Tuesday, April 28, the United States Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in favor of ‘same-sex marriage.’ How will the American church respond?

How can the church rise to the occasion in this situation? … I urge you to consider the following—

1. Preach about biblical marriage on Sunday, April 26.

2. Lead prayer services on Tuesday, April 28.

Will we be on the right side of history, the side occupied by the Author of history? Will we discard an institution, ordained by God, which has brought so much stability and happiness to the human family? … Rightly or wrongly, the Supreme Court will take a stand on marriage this summer. Let’s take ours now.

God bless America,

Senator Ted Cruz”

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See David Lane’s email to 100,000 pastors:

American Renewal ProjectIt is time for You to act, O Lord,
For they have regarded Your law as void.
Psalm 119:126
Pastor,It is time for You to act. We are asking the 100K American Renewal = Project pastors for 2 actions:

1) Preach on Biblical Marriage on Sunday April 26, 2015.
The Apostle Paul calls marriage a “profound mystery.” A man and woman becoming one flesh through marriage is more than a civil contract, it represents “Christ and the Church” (Ephesians 5:22–6:9; Colossians 3:18–4:1).

2) Lead Prayer Services on Tuesday, April 28th, 11:30 AM–1:30 PM in their sanctuaries.
This two-hour window will focus on prayer. We intend to cry for mercy for what we, believers, have allowed to happen to our nation, that was established “For the Glory of God and the advancements of the Christian faith.” (The Mayflower Compact).

Supreme Court BuildingThe U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on same-sex marriage on Tuesday, April 28th. Justice Ginsberg and Justice Kagan even now have performed homosexual marriage ceremonies. Their integrity should insist that they recuse themselves for lack of impartiality; but they are the law. Such secularists lack virtue.

America has become drugged by the cup of Secularism — a false and wicked religion — articulated in the Humanist Manifesto, a creed that denied supernatural relevation, and so the revelation of God in Jesus Christ. The ‘religion’—as it was called in the Humanist Manifesto (1933)—was imposed by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1963, an 8-1 decision, in Abington School District v. Schempp. Lone dissenting Justice Potter Stewart prophesied, “…[the decision to remove the Bible from public schools] led not to true neutrality with respect to religion, but to the establishment of a religion of secularism.” 

That proud and tragic decision has given birth to a complete moral breakdown in America, those doing this to our country must be held accountable. The wise Solomon says, “Where there is no revelation the people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction” (Proverbs 29:10). America’s Founders laid the foundation on biblical virtue, His Word. Udo W. Middleman, president of the Francis A. Schaeffer Foundation says, “He has told us in his Word how we should live and order our lives, set our priorities, and what sense to make of being human.” A Christian nation once, America is now ruled by an oligarchy, a majority of nine, representing, “Vice stalking in virtue’s garb.”

God defines sin, not the U.S. Supreme Court. Having removed the fixed point in order to judge in 1963, the esteemed Justices, in hubris, decided to challenge God’s rule, God’s throne, and God’s rightful Honor. America is on the verge of learning something that can be learned in no other way—rebellion against God brings consequences. There is no safety in distance from God.

What is the antidote, the counteracting agent, to the foisting of homosexual marriage on a once Christian nation? “In the day of my trouble I will call upon you, for You will answer me.” (Psalm 86:7)

“Our experience confirms us in the belief that Jehovah the living God really does aid those who call upon him, and therefore we pray and mean to pray, not because we are so fascinated by prayer that for its own sake we would continue in it if it proved to be mere folly and superstition, as vain philosophers assert; but because we really, indeed, and of a truth, find it to be a practical and effectual means of obtaining help from God in the hour of need. There can be no reason for praying if there be no expectation of the Lord’s answering. ” Charles H. Spurgeon

Why are not the churches of America filled with prayer services, led by senior pastors, asking God for mercy of what we have allowed to a once Christian nation? Who will, by faith, help America’s pastors track down the weapons of warfare? Prayer and tears are the Christians weapons of war, very little cannonading and bombardment appears to be occurring in America’s sanctuaries today.

– REQUEST –
Turn on your images!We are asking the 100K American Renewal Project pastors to lead prayer services on Tuesday, April 28th, 11:30AM–1:30PM, in your sanctuaries. This two-hour window is not sermonizing, but prayer, led by God’s shepherds; Jehovah is not interested in numbers, if it’s you and two others, then God will be honored. We intend to cry for mercy for what we, believers, have allowed to happen to our nation established by our Founders on a spiritual mission, “For the Glory of God and the advancements of the Christian faith.” (The Mayflower Compact)

We need Gideons to stand, and lead prayer services, Tuesday, April 28th, 11:30AM–1:30PM. For those of the flock who cannot attend the prayer service led by the shepherd, please ask that they stop where they are and pray; we need a miracle.

David Lane

American Renewal Project

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Preaching Against Homosexuality And Other Sex Sins May Cost You

Dr. Michael Brown describes in unambiguous terms, by the Holy Spirit, that there may come a day when preaching against Secret And Overt Sexual Sins will land you “in jail.” It’s a reminder of what we are supposed to be doing as far as the gospel is concerned. The slumber that we are in is loud and clear as a person snoring like a buzz saw.

This article underscores the sleeping giant of the church that missed opportunity after opportunity to “Awake out of sleep.” 

Chance after chance has been given to us. Additionally, Dr. Brown had an interview with Jonathan Cahn, NYT best seller of The Harbinger. 

“The Mystery Of The Shemitah Unlocked” is regarding America under judgment. I won’t elaborate on the contents of the book but it appears that the Lord is putting two and two together. You would have to be a stoned to miss this.

Along with Perry Stone, Bill Cloud, Donald Perkins and many other end times prophetic preachers and teachers, there is growing evidence that America is in for a big wake up. Additionally, the end times is setting itself up and if we are not careful, we will miss the greatest event of all time to date.

The catching away of the church.

But if I know the church well enough, even when something (judgment) happens, the church will just roll over in bed as if God can’t do anything more.

You are sadly mistaken.

God did say that He would shake both heaven and earth (see Hebrews 12:25-29).

A nation isn’t judged just because of the sins it commits.

Peter warned us in 1 Peter 4:17 that “…judgment must begin at the house of God.”

Just like the nation of Israel was judged before those that did harm to Israel were judged, so must the church be judged in the same way before the world is judged.

However, as Paul said by the Holy Spirit in 1 Corinthians 11:31-32,

“If we would judge ourselves we would not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened by the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world.”

How do we judge ourselves?

When we repent and ask the Lord to forgive us. Then we seek not to be under the bondage of sin ever again. True deliverance is when you overcome sins guilt and power by the grace of God, in obedience to the Word of God. Simply put, you stop playing church and act like a believer in Jesus.

The barometer of a nation is determined by the church. If sin is evident in the church, the world believes that it’s immune to any form of judgment.

Why is this?

Because the church believes that it’s immune to the judgment of God.

With unbelievable impunity, we sin like it’s a common or regular thing to do inside the church. There is no humility so the Lord opens the flood gates to bring humiliation.

Great nations that have fallen in the past had an immunity or sense of arrogance because the people and leaders in the church are arrogant. It’s like we think that because we are great, we can do what we want.

Such pride is destined for destruction.

The purpose of judgment is to correct and warn the people to get right before God. When the church, after judgment, refuses to come to the Lord in repentance, humility, and mourning for its sins, God initiates consequential judgment.

To date, very few would dare bow a knee in repentance. It’s business as usual in the house of the Lord. I agree with Jonathan Cahn that revival can happen even when judgment falls. It’s in hopes that the church would return to the Lord, and that we would minister to the nation the pure gospel of God.

Sadly, there are many black leaders that are still under the spell of Obama. It’s even voiced that there is hatred towards Obama.

Quite the contrary.

There must be a love for God and His commandments. For we prove our love for Him when we keep His commandments (see John 14:15 and 1 John 5:1-5. The president has yet to display to believers in the United States that he loves the Lord with all his heart, soul, mind, and strength. A child of God never comes short in loving the Lord to the degree that a child of God hates sin on the same level as God does.

This very nation’s existence is in the balance.

The prophets of God are not speaking the word of the Lord. The pastors are protecting their current president by saying that there is hatred for Obama. Not realizing that the policies that the president is imposing is against the Word of God (see James 4:4). It won’t be long before preachers will be thrown in jail for standing up for what is right.

John the Baptist was an example of this when he stood against Herod and told him that he can’t have his brother’s wife. It cost John jail, and the losing of his life by way of beheading.

Doesn’t this sound similar somewhere in the Middle East?

Here in the United States, if the path towards abolishing the first amendment is becoming a very real, clear and present danger to preaching the gospel, it is certain that many preachers will change their tune and deny the Lord Jesus Christ. The world believes that the only way to silence God is to silence His true preachers. The Jews in the Old Testament know all to well that it doesn’t work. For God keeps sending more true preachers and prophets.

Nonetheless, if you are a preacher of the Lord, you have a job to do.

If you run in the face of adversity, it only reveals that you weren’t called to begin with. Or you were called but over time you changed your mind about preaching against sexual sins because you are neck deep in Secret Sexual Sins yourself.

Preaching against sin and the current administrations policies on homosexuality and abortion will cost you preaching engagements. The preacher friends will walk away from you. Your circle of close preacher friends will diminish. Like roaches, they will scatter from you because your stand against sin is real and theirs is a farce. You begin to see who your real friends are when they walk away from you because you do not support sin. Or you do not support a black president that hurled America head long into the pit of the sin of homosexuality and abortion that is currently in office. Or the opposite happens.

Because you walk “not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful;” nor dwell with hypocrite preachers, you walk away from them and it doesn’t mean you hate them. You hate trying to play like you agree with them knowing that they no longer agree with God and His Word.

As a result of living a convicted life, they refuse to be convicted and begin to make excuses.

The article from Dr. Michael Brown could be read here.

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