At fellowship last Sunday we studied Ezekiel chapter 18. Prompted by the Lord to continue into the 19th chapter, my spirit caught this command after reading Ezekiel 20 verse 5. “Do well my son.”
Every day there are occasions when your eyes are taken off of the Lord. It is our own desires that lead us astray. Today’s world and Christendom seem to be hand in hand, strolling down the avenues of life, taking its twists and turns together. Once staunch unwavering denominations held true to the nature of new created life in Christ Jesus, but today the apostate church enthusiastically mars His face as did the Jews on the Via Dolorosa. The face of Jesus looks nothing like a drunk, drug addicted, fornicating homosexual as I once was, but some denominations would insist that this lifestyle is a part of the new creation that Jesus died so tragically to provide.
Today I look more like Jesus than ever before. The examination of life is an image of Christ, of righteousness, of Life, of peace and cannot be patterned after anything else. Otherwise life inside of you is immediately the carnage of a sensual appetite that Christ died to defeat.
The world as we currently experience, whether it be temporary or not makes the claim that Jesus is just as inclusive as a human resource professional. All identities are celebrated! Not true! The Kingdom of heaven is at hand, and there is one identity that one must strive to imitate. This identity comes from being born again. This reality of the redeemed hasn’t changed since the beginning, when we first believed.
“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life—the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us—that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.”
Some say: What is the big deal? To do what feels right is a king’s way of living. In response I say: Live your life but be aware of your beginnings and remember your first love, and the King’s demands.
Confidently, I believe those traveling the road to perdition fail to understand the fall of man, their own. Most are ignorant to their original design. Supposing they knew the wonderment of extraordinary eternal life provided by a loving Father, they would turn from evil altering the course of their lives. As the remnant understands our plea to them seems to be ignored. The need for rebirth still remains, but most are seduced and deceived and even some have been giving themselves over to believe the lie that homosexuality is all together another class of creation.
The soul who sins shall die. Ezekiel 18 is certainly a show stopper! As our remnant fellowship was discussing God’s voice through the prophet Ezekiel what was highlighted for me is found in the 21st verse. “But when a righteous person turns away from his righteousness and does injustice and does the same abominations that the wicked person does, shall he live? None of the righteous deeds that he has done shall be remembered; for the treachery of which he is guilty and the sin he has committed, for them he shall die.”
A letter to a desperate woman should be sent, but may still fall on deaf ears. A loved one most dear to my heart is dying. Not physically, but spiritually. Rushing invaluable caution to her would swallow up the anxiety she experiences but she refuses to listen. You see she is in a homosexual relationship with what was called in my homosexual hay day, a lipstick lesbian. This describes a homosexually identified women who dresses, acts and resembles the feminine partner. My darling, however, is a woman who identifies as the masculine male figure in the abomination. My deep concern is that the recent attempt at taking her own life is directly related to the role she plays in her legally recognized union.
Naturally, women need the strong pressure-taking backs of their husbands. In my belief there are certain things that men and women have in common but certain things only a man should experience in the plight of finances, the rearing of children and the ultimate responsibility of a household. Single women may attest to this, their longings for men to step in and care for those issues most difficult for them to carry alone. Truthfully the role of mother and father cannot be carried by one woman, though my single mother did her best, but certainly not by two women. How can either of these women possibly be able to carry the demands of the male role? One of the women in these still highly contested relationships may suffer as is my beloved. My loved one tries to carry the afflictions of the family in a role not suited to her. As an identity she clothes herself with coat and top hat, but secretly I suspect if giving herself permission she may be most comfortable in sequins and chiffon. Metaphorically speaking.
Interestingly, the debate and dilemma is that she and other masculine acting women suffer in battle by defending a stereotyped role they must fit themselves into. By the way my loved one did not start out her life as the pant-wearing priest of her home. She was developed into this socially masculine unrecognizable creature as a product of indoctrination by the lesbian community.
But I must commend her. Her sense of obligation to support her State recognized spouse and children is commendable and seemingly righteous, but in reality she doesn’t have the first clue how a father or husband behaves in a godly marriage. The only deep hearted framed reference she could possibly have is from a shallow image conjured up by the abused and neglected daughter she has been. She is currently deceived and lost underneath fake masculine gestures that support her incessant need for constant differentiation between herself and her partner. Her current failings as a viable masculine are becoming more evident in her life. Her proclamation as the masculine image and role is killing her from the inside out and many in the “modern” church advocate these deaths regularly, consistently and in the name of Jesus Christ. Shame on them and may these Christian advocates be removed.
Many in the church are falling away from their righteousness by advocating, affirming and hugging those who clothe themselves in homosexual identification. There are warnings that the current remnant must understand, and when understood we must go to the sheep, those in the church who have strayed. Leaving the ninety-nine may we bring them back into the fold!
In order to advocate and affirm the homosexually identified you have to step out of the garments of righteousness that have been provided by the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Affirmation is to offer emotional support or encouragement also to state as fact; assert strongly and publicly.
As a warning we all must take a look at Ephesians 5:3 KJV “But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;” When you look into the meaning of the phrase once named among you it is described as a moment of appellation. The act of naming something. My interpretation is that there are people who name or rename homosexuality righteous, and with this comes the penalty mentioned on verse 5.
It is safe to say that the Holy Spirit influences every Christian and you would naturally assume a pricking of one’s conscience to discontinue any support of anyone’s homosexual identification, regardless of who they are. Could anyone possessing eternal life advocate death in someone they love? Tragically, there are masses of persons who advocate homosexuality and find this way about a person acceptable. “Yet you say, ‘The way of the Lord is not just.’ Hear now, O house of Israel: Is my way not just? Is it not your ways that are not just?
Is God’s ways just? Certainly, but not in the denominations who advocate homosexual identity. Their guidance in the men and women who congregate in their soon-to-be or already candle-less sanctuaries.
Do I love those who identify homosexual? Yes, very much but I cannot go against the love for God and love their sexual identities nor advocate, affirm, or hug them as in association with acceptance, affirmation or tolerance of a sexuality that biblically mandates eternal separation of God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ. Finally, it is an injustice of grand proportion to advocate spiritual death in our precious homosexually identified persons.
To the horrific injustice perpetrated by a sinister church the command has never changed, by the living word of God, may it pierce your ignorance!
“But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love. This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. But ye have not so learned Christ; If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.”
(Eph 4:15-24 KJV)
A testimony against your ways are not just.