It’s been almost two months since the Supreme Court of the United States of America announced their decision to break covenant with The Living God and codify a type of sin that has brought down nations since the beginning of humanity. After days of tears, fasting, sackcloth and ashes, some Light has been shed from Above.
We, the Victorious Bride, know that we are headed toward deep persecution. Uncharted territory for most of us here in The States. Our African brothers and sisters know persecution. Our Indian brothers and sisters know it. Our Chinese and Russian brothers and sisters know this suffering. But we have not fully tasted it yet. Get ready, Church. We had better know the ways of Truth, the ways of the Person Jesus, and know how to love with Father’s Love, not our own. Our own ideals of truth and love will fail miserably in what we will experience.
In praying and asking Father about this heart of darkness, I asked Him, “Why won’t homosexual people who want to marry each other ask an Islamic imam to marry them? Or why won’t they go to a Hindu or Buddhist temple for marriage rites? Why do they persist in wanting the Christian God to affirm their sin?”
His answer came in waves of downloads:
I AM Truth. I AM the Final Authority. I AM their True Father.
As I wept at the beauty of His Word, meditated on His Truth, a godly sorrow began to form in my spirit. A vision of wounds inflicted and never healed began to surface. Scripture bubbled up from my spirit and filled my intellect. And it began to make sense.
My Father is Truth. His ways have not changed. He is absolute Truth. There is no shadow of turning in Him. No grey areas. When we, as humanity, reject or change an iota of His Word, we make agreement with and give authority to something that is untrue. We eat a lie. We ingest deception. Make it part of us. This is sin. This is the absence of God. When we hand this lie to others and try to convince them to eat it, too, it becomes iniquity. A deeper deception, with deeper consequences.
I looked up what God says about homosexuality:
You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination. (Leviticus 18:22 NASB)
If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them. (Leviticus 20:13 NASB)
Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. (Romans 1:24-27 NASB)
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. (1 Corinthians 6:9-11 NASB)
It takes quite a bit of self-justification to read God’s Word and think that it’s okay to live gay. For someone to come to that conclusion, they have to reject Someone very special. Someone who loves them dearly, but will not accept their sin or tell them that it’s okay to remain that way. They have to reject the only One who can save them – the only One who knows The Way Home.
Deep in our spirits, we know this to be true. We know we have rejected our Father. We have hated the Light and loved darkness. Maybe our dad here on earth was verbally abusive – a reviler according to the passage in 1 Corinthians. Maybe our dad was an adulterer and shriveled away in masturbation and pornography. Maybe he idolized work. Maybe our dad was a drunk asshole. Maybe he was a funny-drunk. We should have never seen him that way. Maybe he cheated the banking system back in the early ’90s. According to God’s Name in Exodus 34:6,7, the iniquity of the fathers opened a secret door in us for rejection of our Real Father. And the dragon never waits for a time when we are strong. Our enemy comes in that open door like a flood when we are weakest. When the selfish words of our parents hurt the most. When the humiliation of finding out that your dad molested your older sibling – and then you – chokes the breath out of your lungs. The serpent’s arrows pierce our hearts and the wound becomes a gaping hole, consuming anything and everything that will promise to fill it. The lie comes. The false promise of intimacy with unholy unions. We swallow the bitter pill. We choose sin and death over life and freedom. And learn to hate everything that reminds us of Father. Our vision has been corrupted. Twisted. Contorted. Our spine bends in spiritual scoliosis and we become slaves to sin. Slaves to the accuser. Yet we think we are so healthy.
So why insist that Father accept our sin? That is really the question, right? Deep in our hearts, we know the Christian God is Fair. Just. Love. True. No matter what our sin issue is, we know deep down that the Christian God is Truth. Why else would there be so much hatred of Him? If Father accepts, celebrates our sin, then He can no longer retain His Name of being the Truth, the Way, the Life. If He, after telling us time and again that our lifestyle is absent of His Presence, all of a sudden turns and accepts our sin, then He is not Who He says He is, cannot be trusted, and can be defeated. Instead of dealing rightly with our own sin and the sin of our fathers, we justify. We argue. We agree to remain victims. If the Christian God will affirm us, then we won’t have to deal with all this underlying sin. If we can just make Him do what we want… we won’t have to deal with all those lies we believed. And we can remain endarkened. Enslaved. We would rather do this than do the hard work of repentance.
OK, so then why the Church? Why make The Church be the vessel for carrying out our iniquity? Because Father LOVES The Church. He affirms The Church. The true Church. The true Church is the Bride of Christ. If we can guilt, bully, legalize, threaten, terrorize the Church into giving us what we want, we have stabbed our Father in the heart. We’ve ‘gotten even’ with God. We’ve showed Him. “See, Father? Even those who say they have Your Name in them belong to darkness. You’ve rejected us, so we reject You! We reject You!”
It’s such a sad lie. The truth is that Father is good. He is a good Father. He already accepted us. Through Jesus and His sacrifice. Good fathers know that when their kids are sinning – misbehaving. Being disrespectful. Living selfishly. Living from a source that is outside of Heaven… Good fathers know to correct their children in a way that turns their hearts back to righteousness. Light. Generosity. Truth. Repentance. Good fathers also know that when their children have experienced the disastrous consequences of someone else’s sin, trauma, manipulation, abandonment, molestation, that warfare and healing are needed, or the wound that was inflicted will establish roots and grow into an oppressive stronghold that will enslave their children. A good Father knows how to battle. Soothe. Kick the daylights out of the bad guys. Calm. Heal. Break the stronghold. And take back the ground that had been given over to the enemy, the dragon.
If this is you, if Father is speaking to you through these words, come home to Him. He wants to heal your broken heart. He never designed you for the torment you live in. He never wanted you to make agreements with fear and manipulation. He longs for you to just trust Him. He longs for you to turn to face Him. He is smiling on you right now. He sees your heart. Your wounds. He longs to complete you. To make you whole. Turn to Him. If you want Him to, He will push out the darkness. The void. The nothing-ness of His absence. The nothing-ness, the dead-ness of sin. He will fill you with His Light, which is true, has substance, has infinite value. And you will live in the Light of His Presence the rest of your life. Come, Child of God. Come home. You have a good, good Father. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=djrY_eFDOwE
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