Saturday, June 27, 2015

Grieving Over the Supreme Court's Decision

Yesterday, our Supreme Courts made gay marriage the law of the land. Yes, I wept when I read this since I know it is so far removed from God's will for marriage and hurts those involved in gay marriage, along with our society. However, we must not fret for even Jesus spoke these words when He walked this earth, "A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the propeht Jonah." {Matthew 16:4}.

God reminds us 365 times in His Word to not fear; a verse for every day of the year. We are NOT to live in fear but in the joy of the Lord, giving thanks for all that He has done for us. We must be in His Word daily, seeking those things which are above, and NOT things on this earth for this earth is NOT our home. Our home is with Jesus where we will spend eternity with Him; a place with no sin, sorrow or suffering.

Therefore, in the midst of the corruption swirling around us, we must continue to live in obedience to the Lord with the power of the Holy Spirit living within us and God's amazing grace on our lives! "Never dread any consequence resulting from absolute obedience to His command. Never fear the rough waters ahead...God is greater than the roar of raging water and the mighty waves of the sea. 'The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord is enthroned as King forever" {Psalm 29:10}. Dare to trust Him! Dare to follow Him! Then discover that the forces that blocked your progress and threatened your life become at His command the very materials He uses to build your street of freedom" {F. B. Meyer}.

NEVER give into the society's perverted and evil ways. Do NOT compromise with them in any way. Stand firm in your faith and the hope that we have in Christ. Refuse to become a lukewarm Christian. As the days get darker, we will be able to easily see the separation of the wheat from the tares. God is so much greater than the evil forces that are at work today; SO MUCH GREATER! Finally, be encouraged by these words from Charles Spurgeon ~

BANISH for ever all thought of indulging the flesh if you would live in the power of your risen Lord. It were ill that a man who is alive in Christ should dwell in the corruption of sin. "Why seek ye the living among the dead?" said the angel to Magdalene. Should the living dwell in the sepulchre? Should divine life be immured in the carnal house of fleshly lust? How can we partake of the cup of the Lord and yet drink the cup of Belial? Surely, believer, from open lusts and sins you are delivered: have you also escaped from the more secret and delusive lime-twigs of the Satanic fowler? Have you come forth from the lust of pride? Have you escaped from slothfulness? Have you clean escaped from carnal security? 

Are you seeking day by day to live above worldliness, the pride of life, and the ensnaring vice of avarice? Remember, it is for this that you have been enriched with the treasures of God. If you be indeed the chosen of God, and beloved by Him, do not suffer all the lavish treasure of grace to be wasted upon you. Follow after holiness; it is the Christian's crown and glory. 

An unholy church! it is useless to the world, and of no esteem among men. It is an abomination, hell's laughter, heaven's abhorrence. The worst evils which have ever come upon the world have been brought upon her by an unholy church. O Christian, the vows of God are upon you. You are God's priest: act as such. You are God's king: reign over your lusts. You are God's chosen: do not associate with Belial. Heaven is your portion: live like a heavenly spirit, so shall you prove that you have true faith in Jesus, for there cannot be faith in the heart unless there be holiness in the life.

As my cousin, Crystal, wrote on Facebook yesterday,  "He has already won the battle. Everything is going according to His plan."

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; 
that put darkness for light, and light for darkness, 
that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter.
Isaiah 5:20