Thursday, October 16, 2014

How would Jesus Respond to the Lesbian Mayor of Houston TX?

Seriously, while I do not agree with the Government on any level ordering the Church around, or monitoring what it preached from it's pulpits, often the response towards those who are the enemies of Christ, and His Church are not given in a Christ like manner.

The Mayor of Houston, Texas and her City Attorneys issue subpoenas ordered several Pastors to send in copies of their sermons to the mayors office for review, plus certain emails. I am not sure what set this off, some had suggested previous legal action by these Pastors against the City of Houston pertaining to the HERO Law (Human Equal Rights Law), a law that would give special rights to those who practice deviant sexual relations.

I understand the Constitutional aspects of the issue, but I also understand the Biblical response that those who name the Name of Christ ought to be displaying.  What did Jesus say about how we should react towards those who hate us, despise us,  mistreat us, or even persecute us? I've read many hateful comments aimed at the Mayor of Houston, and the Holy Spirit told me to rebuke the people for piling evil upon evil, when God said to "overcome evil with good!"

I'm going to let God's Word speak for itself, this is how Jesus would respond!

Matthew 5 : 9-11 - " Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. "Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. "Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.…

Luke 6:35 - "Love your enemies! Do good to them."

Luke 6:27 - "But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,"

Matt. 5:44 - "But I say to you, love your enemies and bless the one who curses you, and do what is beautiful to the one who hates you, and pray over those who take you by force and persecute you."

1 Peter 3:9 - "And you should not repay a person evil for evil, neither insults for insults; but to the contrary of these things, give blessings, for you are called to this, that you would inherit blessing."

Romans 12:14 - "Bless your persecutors; bless and do not curse."

Talk about counter-culture!  This is not only counter culture but counter natural human nature itself!

If even half the professing so-called Church-going Christians would obey God's Word, and Do what it say's and not just listen to it and agree with it, our society would be transformed by the Power of God. Those who walk in the Spirit of God have the power within them to overcome the natural impulses of their flesh, and rise above it to respond in a Christ-like fashion.

We are supposed to be the Salt and Light in this culture, and I wonder sometimes is most of the saltiness is gone from the American Church? In Luke 10:3 God say's to us “Go; behold, I am sending you as sheep among wolves.”.  We all know that wolves eat sheep, but Christ was a lamb sent too us for us, that we might see His example, and follow it. 

Matt 10:16 -......... be therefore crafty as snakes and innocent as doves.”

In other words we are too be subtle, prudent, yet simple people. Innocent and above reproach. We are living in perilous times. Let your response to the Mayor of Houston be filled with the Grace of our Lord, so that we may not appear as a bunch of hateful Bible thumpers, but as people who love God and show forth his love even in the face of opposition.  We can respectfully disagree with her without being rude, and abusive. We must let our light shine forth among men so they will know we are true children of God.

Jesus would call her to repent and believe the Gospel, and we should do the same, but we are too speak it in love, not in condemnation.  Homosexuality is no worse a sin or abomination than adulterery, fornication, lying, stealing, etc,  We all sinned many times over, but there is a difference because who are in Christ have been freely justified by faith, and God no longer holds our sins against us.  

The potential of the rapture occurring in the near future is NO excuse to be lazy, or not to obey the Word of God. We are not people who just hear the Word of the Lord, but act upon it, live it out on a daily basis as we walk humbly before our God. In closing let me share one more verse of Scripture with you I hope will bless you and cause you to be all the more filled with the Grace of God.

Philippians 2:15 -  "so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God who are faultless in a crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine like stars in the world." 

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014


This is not an article about music, not the style of it, or personal preferences, but an article asking the question - Does God Hate Our Worship?

Amos 5:21-23 "I hate your festivals; I despise them. I'm not pleased with your religious assemblies. Even though you bring me burnt offerings and grain offerings, I won't accept them. I won't even look at the fellowship offerings of your choicest animals. Spare me the sound of your songs. I won't listen to the music of your harps."

The Lord speaking of his people Israel, who had again turned their back on His Laws, and once again living in wickedness, and disobedience to God's commands. God tells them that even their tithes and offerings they make unto him will not be accepted, and their songs of worship he will not listen too.

Can you image the Jew's of Israel, going up to the temple everyday with their offerings, and animals in tow to be sacrificed, and they are doing it all for nothing, because God will not accept their offerings, nor their sacrifices? 

We see why God is angry with them, and has put them on ignore.

Amos 5:12 - "You carried along the statues of [the god] Sikkuth as your king and the star Kiyyun, the gods you made for yourselves."

Israels greatest sin has always been - IDOLATRY

America is also full of every kind of IDOLATRY!  And Christians have fallen victim to the these idols of the American society.  Sometimes people stay home from Church in order to watch football, or NASCAR, or they are hanging out at the beach when they ought to be in the house of worship instead. More than that we allow the things of this world to occupy our hearts and minds, often in place of God, and the things of God.

More than all of that we American Church-goers and so busy with the things of this world we don't make time to obey God's commands. For instance going out and preaching the Gospel to the lost, and rescuing those being who are being taken away to death (the Pre-born). (Prov. 24:11-12)  Can we honestly say that we love our neighbors as ourselves? I've personally seen a lot of hate and wickedness coming from people who claim the name of Christ, plain evil!

How about Christians who have compromised and on the issue of human abortion? Church going women to claim to know Christ make up excuses to go have their own flesh and blood slaughtered, and have a million excuses for why they are doing it?  God does not wink at sin like this! Abortion is nothing more than sacrificing your children to the Devil, and the Church rolls on like nothing is a matter, ignoring that people are being murdered right down the street, and the pulpits are silent.

I wonder if all our offerings, and our prayers are even heard sometimes considering the sad state of the Church, and this nation? Take time to really think about this matter and see if there is something too what has been said here. I believe that 2015 is going to be a very hard year people in America, especially Christians. As long as evil men are in control, we can expect to be persecuted for our faith, and 2015 might be the year God uses to spank his people for their own sins.

James 1:22 - "But be a doer of the word and not only a hearer, and do not deceive yourselves."

Matt. 7:26 - "And everyone who hears these my words, but does not practice them, will be likened to the foolish man who built his house on sand."