As 2015 comes to a close, many have put a close to this year and they are looking forward to 2016. The toughest resolution is the resolution to exercise. Many failures occur just after the first week, but without a doubt, there is a resolution much tougher than dieting and exercising.
Ending porn and masturbation in your life.
Will you put an end to porn and masturbation?
This is not high on the “to do” list of resolutions for 2016.
Women and men are struggling to climb out of the slimy pit of porn and masturbation.
They have made a decision to go cold turkey but all of a sudden, the urges and impulses return.
The eyes and hands travel.
Habits, cycles, and patterns return and it’s worse than before.
Galatians 5:22 talks about the fruit of the Spirit called “self control.”
The parable of the sower in Luke 8 reveals the place where many are when it comes to sexual immorality. When people make a clean break from porn and solo sex, the body is adjusting to sexual normalcy.
Dr. Mark Laaser calls is “sexual sobriety.”
Depending on how you desire to be free and remain free determines the outcome.
Many men and women receive the Word regarding sexual immorality freedom and then the tempter comes. Or, we open ourselves up to temptation by watching certain shows that has sexuality in it. Or our eyes travel to sexually look at another person.
Luke 8:13 “But the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away.”
Notice “who believe for a while….”
The Greek gives the impression that it was a very short period of time. Most believers would hold out and that’s where the struggle begins. You renege on a promise to abstain and the enemy or even our own minds decide to meditate on what was left behind at the altar.
Our lusts of the flesh and mind.
In studying “Way To Purity” from Setting Captives Free from Mike Cleveland, the course shared several times about “radical amputation” from what Jesus shared in Matthew 5:29-30 that “If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.”
And Hebrews 12:4 “You have not yet resisted to bloodshed, striving against sin.”
How radical are you willing to go?
Sell your computer? Oh, but you have your iPhone or other small devices to view deliberately or by accidental glance at sexual objects intentionally attached to catch your eye.
How radical are you willing to go?
Throw away your cable or satellite subscription? Disconnect the TV. Discontinue going to the movies, purchasing DVD with sexual themes, avoid sports when the commercials of sexually provocative women are paraded before your eyes? Stop watching the News because you know, like on FOX News, they have women dressed for the club on their shows? Or certain talk shows where certain A movie stars will be on the show to look at?
How radical are you willing to go?
Paul shared about mortifying the deeds of the flesh in Colossians 3:5… “Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.”
Are you willing to execute everything to please the Lord?
And James and Peter shared these powerful words.
James 4:7 “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”
1 Peter 4:8-9b “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith…”
Make this your verse of Scripture to live by for 2016 and for the rest of your life, or until Jesus comes, which ever comes first.
1 John 5:18 “We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him.”
This is not impossible as it has much to do with your determination to live free of the flesh. The work on the cross of Jesus made this possible.
By the grace and help of the Helper, Comforter, Standby, and Counselor, and through strict obedience to the Word of God, you can turn this resolution into an everlasting promise keeping maintenance where “…the wicked one does not touch…” you.
The Holy Spirit is speaking to many ministers and many have already taught from Romans 12:1-2.
For the true believers in Christ, we have the answer in the Word of God.
With all this trans…stuff going on we see that it’s an identity crisis that only the new birth in Christ can achieve.
Those like Bruce Jenner, that claim to be women, trapped in a man’s body, sadly accepted the lie from the devil.
In the heart is a person, yearning to be freed from sin and death.
Then there is Rachel Dolezal.
A black woman trapped inside a white body.
Another cry from the heart to be free.
With Rachel Dolezal now coming out as trans-racial, we see that there is a serious cry to be someone that they know they can’t be.
Everyone is looking to change something outwardly but they can’t change anything on the outside.
It’s the cry of the mind and flesh that it doesn’t like what it sees and demands a change. Little do they realize that they are crying to God to be changed but they refuse to come to God to be changed inwardly first.
Well, sin is responsible for that.
As long as the heart is dark, it will only look to the dark to find an answer that can only come from God.
For the believers in Christ, when we are in Christ, our bodies will not be transformed until the resurrection.
While we are in our bodies, we must be changed from within and then we are to obey the Word to change our minds.
Look at what Romans 12:1-2 says…
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.
And do not be conformed to this world, but be TRANSFORMED by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
But for an unbeliever to be TRANSFORMED, they must be TRANSLATED from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light.
Colossians 1:13-14 (KJV)
“Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:”
Everyone is being trans-world or trans-flesh when they need to be transformed in their spirit and then obey the Word to be transformed in the mind.
Being that this is talking to saints of God, let not the world dictate how we are to be.
By the renewing of your minds.
By taking heed to the Word of God and obeying the Word.
Proof of a transformed mind is when you take out of your mind the things of the world, and obey the Word of God.
Here is the Greek definition of TRANSFORMED.
g3339. μεταμορφόω metamorphoō; from 3326 and 3445; to transform (literally or figuratively, “metamorphose”):— change, transfigure, transform.
For those of you that are not a believer in the Lord, it’s only when you come out of the dark that you will see how much better it is to be in Jesus. The transformation that you are seeking will not take place under the knife.
You can nip and tuck flesh but sooner or later, that shell will deteriorate and eventually die.
The spirit within, should it not repent, will be alive forever. But if that spirit is not in Christ, it will be subject to eternal hell. The transformation requires that you give up your will to be in charge of you.
The thing that you are seeking the most is a change that can only come from God. The Lord God sent His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ to die for your sins. When you accept His provisions for salvation, the Lord puts a new spirit within you.
2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation. Old things have passed away, behold, all things become new.”
You will continue to cry until your last breath until you give the Lord your life, or pass away into hell to be tormented forever.
The peace, joy, and happiness is only found in Christ when you give up control of your life to Him.
Even in Christ, life will not be perfect in this life. But with Christ, the Lord will help you every step of the way until it is time for you to step into perfection forever.
The perfection that we seek will never be found in being a transgender, transracial, trans-world or trans-flesh, i.e. conformed to the way the world thinks.
Changing the outside by medical means is not the change needed within.
The change needed within comes from repenting of sin, making Jesus your Lord, and be conformed to His image by obedience to the Word of God by grace. Unmerited or unearned favor.
“for by grace are you saved through faith and that not of yourselves. It (grace) is the gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast.”
“…not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior,”
It’s sought in the Lord. He alone can transform us as we respond to Him and His Word.
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.
My good friend, Lonnie Poindexter of Urban Family Talk Radio tagged me on FB regarding a former transgender person. I’ll get to that in a moment.
As many of our FB friends have said, they will not put this on network news because of the liberal agenda to push the sin of homosexuality. As I have said before, transgenderism is the end of the line. While it is true that some transgender persons may not be homosexual, yet the quest to be another gender is part of the system of satan to impose the kind of “identity” that is consistent with homosexuality.
What better way to show that God is alive and well than to hear the testimony of Mr. Lawrence.
The prisoners are coming out from behind satan’s gates.
As Jesus said, “The gates of hell shall not prevail against the church.”
This means that the people of God are assaulting the gates to rescue souls from the kingdom of darkness, and Jesus is leading the way. But with this testimony, the Lord Jesus is calling them to come from behind the gates.
Sadly, the church had this the other way around that the gates were coming at the church. But no. Gates are stationary. Since I served as a sailor and was never a soldier, I know that assaulting a fixed position is tough business. It takes strength, courage, and smarts to assault fixed positions to achieve an objective.
But once there is a breach, it’s a game changer.
In fact, every now and then, when Jesus speaks to people like Mr. Lawrence, it’s a serious example to us that no matter how far you go, there is always a way out.
This powerful testimony could be seen here.
And you can hear Brother Lonnie’s weekly broadcast by clicking the link here.
Ladies, be outraged.
It is nothing more than sin and you know it.
No matter what he calls himself, his name is Bruce.
Pastors will now have to scrutinize all marriages because only God knows what’s coming down the isle or who is standing at the altar.
To call him a female name is to agree with his change.
Offended that I wouldn’t call him by his female name? You would probably say that we shouldn’t offend transgender people by not calling them by their new name. When they came out of the womb as a male or female, their parents named him or her because of their birthday gender.
Since this is the order of God, I’d rather offend you than to offend God and His divine order.
Isaiah 64:8 “But now, O Lord, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand.”
What right does a man or woman has to use their hand to undo the work of the hand of Almighty God?
Listen to what the Lord said to Jeremiah.
Jeremiah 1:4-5 “Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”
And finally in Psalm 139:13-16 “For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them.”
Besides, that’s what this is all about.
He is seeking change but he looked externally as opposed to inwardly.
When it comes to an inward change, it’s a matter of the heart.
Jesus said, “Except a man is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
As a side note, several months ago, there was an outstanding article about real women stroking the egos of practicing homosexuals. What I mean is that when homosexuals start to have conversations with women and all of a sudden, it seems like he is talking to you like as if he is a woman.
You see, these spirits are subtle. And if you are not careful, you may be talking directly to that demon that he’s controlled by.
Transgenderism is just another form of homosexuality.
But it is a clear revelation of an identity crisis.
But even further than that, it’s about the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life according to 1 John 2:15-17.
This war is about Genesis 1:26-28
“Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”
God is not and was never confused. God deliberately made male and female.
Just as man is confused by the theory of evolution, so is he confused about gender.
Make no mistake about it. Jesus said a lot about homosexuality in Matthew 19:4-5.
“And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,”
Now if God changed His mind, Jesus would have told us. But how many of you know that God is consistent? You see, that’s why they have a problem with God’s Word. It can’t be altered. It can’t be changed. That’s why it is called a testament or agreement.
God’s Word is a legal document. If God changed His mind, God is a liar and He must go to hell because Revelation 21:8 says liars will have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone.
But Numbers 23:19 says “God is not a man, that He should lie,
Nor a son of man, that He should repent.
Has He said, and will He not do?
Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?”
Hebrews 6:18a says “…that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie,”
Transgenderism is about rejecting the image of God, hence, rejection of God.
There are many of you professed believers that will side in with the phrase “As long as he is happy, I don’t see a problem with it.” You must not be deceived. It’s not about being happy. It’s about a condition in the dark heart of man that only Jesus could heal and bring light.
Changing your gender is not going to make a person happy. Besides, when it comes to salvation in Christ, it’s not about the Lord making you happy. It’s about Jesus making you holy as you obey His Word.
It’s after you have repented and agreed to God’s terms that the joy of the Lord becomes your strength. Your emotions will change from day to day, but His Word will never change. When your emotions are not as happy as you want it to be, it is not the time to search for things of the world to find happiness. It is the time to drink from the living fountains of water according to John 4, and be fully satisfied in Him without being driven by your emotions.
Now this didn’t catch God by surprise. He knew this would happen before time began. But it also underscores to what levels of depravity mankind will go. This doesn’t change His love towards Bruce or any sinner for that matter. The power of the gospel of Jesus Christ is still available so long as he and others like him are alive.
There has been a few former transgenders that reversed the process and some of them came to Christ. The power of God is still available to save and deliver regardless to what depths of depravity man goes.
But there is a “sell by date” of this offer of complete deliverance.
The coming of the Lord or man’s death, which ever comes first.
After that, the offer is off the table.
After the appointed time of death (Hebrews 9:27), a person must abandon all hope if they are not in Christ.
The offer is absolute and is revoked on the date specified.
The president of the United States, Barack Obama, applauded Bruce.
The President just tweeted, “It takes courage to share your story,” adding, “Your story matters in the fight for LGBT rights.”
In the State of the Union Address and subsequent speeches, the president insists on this agenda.
Transgenderism is the last frontier because there is nothing left in the natural after this.
The image of God is holy and to pervert the image of God is satan’s goal.
To make God out to be other than what the Word says that He is, has been the agenda of all of hell.
Since satan can’t change God and His Word (Psalm 119:89, Matthew 24:35, Malachi 3:6 and James 1:17), satan is out to change the image of God, if he can’t kill God, he is out to kill the image of God embedded in man.
There is no question that if you count the numbers of LGBT, it is still a very small group with between 1% and 3% of the US population. What gives them backing is finances, loud voices behind the curtain, laws, and people that may not be practicing the sin of homosexuality that are pathetically sympathetic to the sin of homosexuality.
The other thing that gives them backing is when the people of God take a very lukewarm position and refuse to fight to defend the faith. In the face of mean spirits, we have turned away from the battle. We have to remember that the blood of Jesus paid for our redemption. We must also remember that it is our job to confront darkness wherever it is.
And we must mention the fact that when we allow sexual sins to go unchecked in our lives as believers, the moral backing of our prayers disappears. Additionally, we are not qualified to stand in the gap to intercede. What we have done by living an unrepentant life is open the door and hand the keys over to these spirits.
When we refuse to fight, we are taking a dive for the purse.
Therefore, I refuse to take a dive.
We must fight or we lose by default.
The success of the homosexual agenda, up to this point, appears to be unchallenged.
However, we still have the God of heaven that is watching this.
So since our God is greater and stronger, make no mistake about it.
God will not be mocked or scorned.
So what is the church to do?
We must understand that this picture is enemy propaganda. It is to stir our hearts to choose to be holy. In the darkest moments of this nation, we are called upon to reject evil in every form. We must step up our holiness because all hell is coming.
But Jesus said, “The gates of hell shall not prevail.”
In other words, the gates are not going to keep the church out from total victory. The gates of hell is not strong enough to withstand the assault of the church.
What’s behind those gates?
Souls that are bound in darkness. That’s what’s behind the gates.
Not cars, money, houses, riches, and lands.
Souls are behind those gates that are held captive by the enemy.
We must remember that this battle is about souls. Not your goods.
If you are struggling with your identity, there is One Person that is able to restore your identity but it starts with repentance. Sin is the opposite of holiness and righteousness. satan opposes everything that is of God.
In eternity, at the end of life, it all comes down to who you identify with.
satan didn’t create you, however, his nature is in you if you not saved.
Jesus said, “Except a man be born again, you cannot see the kingdom of God.”
The proof of you being born again is when the Holy Spirit comes on the inside of you and makes you a new creature in Christ. The proof that you are born again is found in Matthew 7:21-23. It’s when you take the Word of God and begin to obey the Words of Jesus. You practice righteousness not to get into heaven, but because you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.
We’ve known for quite some time that Canada is getting darker by the moment.
In June, Canada hosted it’s “World Pride” event honoring a week long celebration of LGBT lewdness and lust.
A week long worldly party of lust and perversion but besides the point, Canada is a dark place.
After watching street preachers in Canada getting arrested, tried, and convicted for “hate speech” against the sin of homosexuality, it is only to happen soon in the United States.
In America, we’d better take advantage of the First Amendment before it comes to a close.
There are some in America that is intolerant of street preachers that preach against all sin and offer righteousness through the sacrifice of Jesus.
Those that insist on defying God and His Word, and are trapped in sin want the peace and quiet of living in sin undisturbed. However, the Lord Jesus said to “Preach!”
You can’t preach in silence. You cannot herald the gospel with closed lips.
We have to say something.
Paul said that the “wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all unrighteousness…”
As the righteousness of God is upon us, and as ambassadors of Christ, just like God was in Christ, reconciling the world to Himself, the Lord is in us as well. We have the word of reconciliation and we have been given the ministry of reconciliation.
We have the same orders to “command men every where to repent.”
This message hasn’t changed and those that dare preach it will be persecuted, arrested, convicted, beheaded, and killed.
The physical pain cannot be compared to the eternal pain that awaits all who reject the gospel.
Jesus said in Matthew 10:27-28
“Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops. And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”
John the Baptist was arrested because he confronted the sin of adultery in Herod. Herod took Phillip’s wife, Herodias.
For preaching against their overt sexual sin, after the daughter of Herod provocatively danced, Herod decided to give his daughter anything and promised it with an oath that cannot be reversed. The daughter went and asked her mother what to receive.
The mother demanded John’s head on a platter.
This is the precedent of the world.
Preach against sin and you will pay.
But if we deny Jesus, we will be denied in heaven before the Father.
It is much better to be persecuted on earth than to be denied before the Father.
We endure afflictions and hardships because the wrath of God is minuscule compared to the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, where the smoke of their torment rises forever.
So, preachers. Real preachers. Real believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, enjoy free speech because the day is coming in America where the doors of this nation will shut out the light of the gospel and those that dare preach will certainly be persecuted.
Here is the link to this powerful article.
In yet, another “disciplining” of a pro sports player that tweeted “inappropriate” comments about a homosexual NFL football player, we see that this is now the new standard. More than this, while this is proceeding with speed in the world, no doubt that they would like to silence the true believers of Jesus Christ.
They would love to forever silence the truth and the preachers of truth. We should not be surprised. We know that legislation is in place and they are waiting for the right moment to impose strong legal wording on the local, state, and federal levels to impose “Nebuchadnezzar“ rules. That’s when the music plays and everyone bows to the statue. If they don’t bow, they get burned.
For people who play pro sports and make free speech or First Amendment rights comments, against the sin of homosexuality, they get homosexual handled.
Back in the day, we would call it “man handled,” but this is nothing less than the suppression of free speech.
But here’s the kicker.
Sinners are attempting to make the righteous repent for sinning against LGBT.
Last we check, Jesus said in the Bible to sinners against God and His holiness that we must repent for sinning against the holy God.
As usual, sinners, just like their father, the devil, got it all twisted.
Professing to be wise, they became fools.” as Paul said.
Any way, Miami Dolphins Safety Don Jones was fined an undisclosed amount and banned from team activities until he completes “sensitivity training” for his tweet remarks of Michael Sam who was recently drafted into the NFL. Sam is considered the first openly homosexual NFL player to be drafted.
Michael Sam and his homosexual lover shared a perverted, obscene, homosexual kiss that was made public and Jones tweeted his distaste.
As any man should.
Don Jones expressed his free speech rights because he was repulsed by it, as any man should.
However, this leads me to believe that in the pro sports world, hidden in their contracts, is legal wording that discourages pro players from saying anything disparagingly about anyone involved the sin of homosexuality. Does the Miami Dolphins have the right to impose fines and require their employees to attend sensitivity training? If it is in the contract, and you sign it, guess what?
You have surrendered your free speech rights.
But thank God that I don’t have a contract with the Miami Dolphins.
I can say what I want because God called me to preach and not anyone else.
In the United States, while it is still day, the First Amendment is still a constitutional right. Something that I, as a Navy veteran, affirmed to protect and defend against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Seems to me that we have a lot of domesticated enemies that would love to withdraw the First Amendment and clamp down the righteous from preaching against the sin of homosexuality, or any sin for that matter.
Football and other sports have now become “sensitive.”
We expect women to be sensitive but when a man gets feminine sensitive, it’s a world where ladies can’t compete.
Pro sports has turn from being a pit bull and turned themselves into pink fluffy poodles.
Worse has been said in the locker rooms and you know it, and that with women reporters in the locker room. (Bad mistake, but that’s what America wants).
We can understand if it were real Civil Rights comments about race.
But because people these days do not know the difference between the sin of homosexuality and skin, as soon as anyone says anything about the sin of homosexuality, LGBT is quick to pounce on people.
As usual, president Obama congratulated Michael Sam on being homosexual. Not about football. It wasn’t about football. It was about the sin of homosexuality.
Here is what the president said….
“The president congratulates Michael Sam, the Rams and the NFL for taking an important step forward today in our Nation’s journey,” the White House said in a statement. “From the playing field to the corporate boardroom, LGBT Americans prove every day that you should be judged by what you do and not who you are.”
Here is what the Bible says, whether you believe the Bible or not…….
The Great White Throne Judgment
“Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.”
So much for being judged by what you do and who you are.
This is the hypocrisy that is evident in the United States.
Will his homosexuality affect the way he plays? And will it affect the way people watch sports?
It already has.
To most people, including professed believers in the church, it’s neither here nor there. They will watch it any way.
Well, this is what LGBT argues all the time. That he is a sports figure that happens to be a practicing sodomite. Most people will not think one thing about it because they believe that one thing doesn’t have anything to do with the other. What people do not realize is that the showcasing of the sin of homosexuality is another way to get people to believe that perversion is innocent.
In the eyes of God, perversion is perversion. We see clearly that the world will seek any and every means necessary to justify sin.
Sin is never justified. Sin is condemned in the flesh of Jesus.
The only way that the world could get around it, (and there is no way of getting around the truth) is to exchanged the truth for the lie.
Romans 1:24-25 “Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.”
What do they do?
Exchanged the truth of God for the lie. In other words, they took the truth, threw it away, and put in its place, the lie.
Isaiah 5:20-21 “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
We must remember that 3 to 4% of the American population are practitioners of the sin of homosexuality. They remain a minority. Since they cannot reproduce, they are looking for means to, at the very least, maintain these numbers. They are looking to suppress the truth and legislate from the bench to get their way. They have already infiltrated into almost every fabric of life by normalizing the sin of homosexuality.
From the church to the world.
But God is never surprised and God is never caught off guard.
Sadly, if Don Jones do not know the Lord and he signed that contract with a clear, ambiguous, or hidden stipulation(s), that he cannot say anything about the sin of homosexuality, then he is stuck. But if you are in the Lord, James 4:4 is staring at you. We cannot compromise the Word of God because after football, or any job, or sports is over, should Jesus tarries, we will die and then the judgment (see Hebrews 9:27).
Here is the article.