My daughter had a dream recently in which a huge comet from outer space crashed into the middle school school parking lot – except the middle school in the dream was located where the elementary school is in real life. Out of the crash site came water that flooded the entire neighborhood. She ran to meet us – and we all ran home. By the time we reached our home, the destructive flood was already coming up the driveway. We all raced inside our home and closed the front door, sealing off the water. The water rose and rose, but was unable to penetrate our home. It could not get behind The Door.
I saw what the door was pretty quickly… but the school placement was odd and I needed help with interpreting that piece. A dear friend immediately recognized that something from outer-space – something unnatural – would crash into our foundations (elementary) as a nation and it would affect our heritage (the name of the middle school). We find our refuge behind The Door, the Name Above All Names, the Just Judge of the Universe, Jesus Messiah. We run to His Fortress and are delivered.
Today, the Supreme Court released its word regarding something unnatural: same-sex marriage. I am reminded again of Esther. And especially Mordecai. Upon hearing the news that his people were slated for legal persecution, legal destruction, “Mordecai tore his clothes and put on sackcloth and ashes, and went out into the midst of the city, and he cried out with a loud and bitter cry.” (Esther 4:1)
Father! Father! Your ways are being maligned! Mocked! Your good Heart! Your good intentions! We have sinned! Not only have we sinned, but we endorse open iniquity against You, Father! To us belongs open shame! OPEN SHAME! To You belongs righteousness, mercy, forgiveness, but to us, open shame because of the treachery, the wickedness, the evil we have allowed, participated in, legalized, forced upon others! We have refused to obey Your Voice! We walk in rebellion. Indignity. We worship the demon god of perversion! We have refused the sacrifice of Your Son, Yeshua ha Mashiach; we have refused the cleansing of His Perfect Blood! OH FATHER!! You will not stand for this. Your Name will not carry this. In Your wrath, Father, remember mercy. We have no righteousness of our own. Only You, Father, only You clothe us with Your Righteousness, through the Blood of The Lamb. We run to Your Fortress. You, Father of Lights, are our Strong Tower. Our Fortress. We remain, we abide in The Vine. We rend our hearts before You, O God. Your Word, O God, goes before You like a double-edged sword. The lies of the enemy may be given unnatural legal ground, but The Word of The Lord stands forever. You are My Rock. My Fortress. I shall not be shaken.