Paul said these powerful words,
Romans 6:14 “For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.”
Many of us forget that Paul received the gospel by revelation of Jesus Christ.
Note what Paul said in Galatians 1:11-12.
“But I make known to you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through the revelation of Jesus Christ.”
The book of Romans is the revelation of Jesus Christ regarding sin. In chapter one, Paul received this revelation from the Lord Jesus Christ about the sin of homosexuality. Why did Paul mention the sin of homosexuality in verse 18 through 32?
Homosexuality is the end of the line when it comes to the highest sin performed by fallen man.
Now, we know that there are many in and outside the Body of Christ that will say “sin is sin.”
But look at it from God’s perspective.
God never rained fire and brimstone on adulterers, fornicators, liars, etc. We only see God pouring fire and brimstone on practicing homosexuals to emphasize His utter contempt and displeasure at people who sin on this level. Already in Leviticus 18, we see that the Lord called homosexuality “an abomination.”
As I have said, when the two angels entered the city, instead of repenting of their sins, they wanted to commit sodomy with angels. This automatically displays the level of depravity of men. That regardless of what God said in His Word, they deliberately intended to defy the Lord.
Such as it is today.
No matter how much preaching we do, sinners insist on defying the Lord.
God sends mercy, and man rebuffs God’s loving act of mercy.
As a result, their choice to continue in sin was a signal to God that sin had to be judged.
That’s why fallen men is all the time trying to change God and it never works that way.
God was never in the wrong.
Man was found in the wrong.
We must remember that the Lord created us in His image.
The Creator has every right to do what He deems best for man, even when man strays from the original purpose. In defiance, when the Word is preached, even though people are addressing us, they are addressing the Lord.
This same person that is now called Paul, was Saul of Tarsus, a Pharisee, and a persecutor of the Way. On the road to Damascus, the Lord appeared to him and asked Saul, “Why are you persecuting Me?”
So those in sin, and in particular, practicing homosexuals, are directly persecuting the Lord.
They may be talking to us, but they are talking to the Lord in us.
So it is true that they are calling the Lord a bigot, discriminate, and homophobe.
The highest form of depravity is the sin of homosexuality. They know it and we know it.
At the same time, while we tell people that this is the highest form of depravity, we offer the highest form of deliverance.
The power of God to deliver anybody, anywhere.
The persecution of the Lord will intensify.
On a different note….
Already in Brazil, they had displays of two homosexuals on a cross kissing each other.
In that picture, they had “LGBT” inscribed on the cross.
The blasphemous, abominable picture and story in Brazil could be seen and read here.
The Lord Jesus said that blasphemy against the Father and the Lord Jesus would be forgiven.
This level of blaspheme is not the last stop. The elite of LGBT worldwide is not happy until the true believers are fully subdued. Meaning, that we are stopped from preaching the Word of God. That we are forced to perform SSM. That sacred property, exclusively used for the worship of God is open for use by practicing homosexuals.
There was a picture of two male homosexuals in what appears to be a catholic church, naked and obviously doing vile acts in the house of worship. Desecrating the house of God is the ultimate disrespect from the devil to God and to the true believers.
Regardless of which way the Supreme Court in the United States go, pastors must accept the fact that the devil will not stop.
Neither should we.
No matter which way they rule, it is not over.
Therefore, strength and conviction is required for this hour.
This is the real fight of faith that we are up against.
If there is ever a time for the people of God to get a gut check, it is now.
Never in our lives have we been faced with challenges that will try what we truly believe. And to see if we are going to stay in the faith or withdraw.
But what else is the elite looking to do to those that rebel against the sin of homosexuality?
While ISIS is beheading “non believers,” it wouldn’t be surprising that the elite homosexuals take a page out of the playbook of ISIS or ISIL.
That after certain laws are passed in the U.S. in their favor that beheading Christians for intolerance of the sin of homosexuality is acceptable.
In the Middle East, there are many martyrs, beheaded for the testimony of Jesus.
Just today, I observed the beheaded men by ISIS. Their heads were decapitated and placed on the ground next to each other. Others were put on sticks. Some heads were spiked on a fence. Bodies on the ground without heads. This would make anyone pause and think about their relationship with the Lord. Then there was a little girl whose head her father held while a friend or relative held the body without her head.
Why am I mentioning this?
We do not know to what lengths the persecution of Christians in this nation may go.
We must be prepared for the worst.
If the SCOTUS rules in the favor of conservative values on SSM, I believe that the Lord is giving this nation grace to do more work for the kingdom. But let’s just say that it doesn’t go that way. Are we prepared to stay with the Lord, or run in the face of persecution?
This is not the time to be a yellow belly, and run.
Although a few pastors have accepted homosexuality in the churches and leadership, it is cowardice in the face of the enemy. It is treasonous. We cannot be found to wilt under pressure from culture.
We must stand and fight. Contend for the faith. Stand strong in the hour and fight.
The Lord of the heavenly armies is with us.
We are not alone.
“If God be for us, who can be against us.”
The Lord Jesus shed His blood for us. The Champion called the Lion of the tribe of Judah is with us. We must not be found faltering. We must be found on our posts, ready to do the Master’s will.
Even if it will cost us our lives.