Commentary By: Gordon King
Many people wonder just what is going on in the world today? Increased wars and rumors of wars, increased natural disasters of biblical proportions, economic distress, mass migrations, starvation on a grand scale, pestilence with no cure in sight, these are but a few of the events which are happening in the world today which make people sit up and wonder “what is happening in and to the world?!”
But there are many more things happening not only in the world but in society at large, many things which only a few short years ago were unheard of. The rise of homosexuality, transgenderism, and sexual orientation (really disorientation), has become a main topic of not only discussion in the world, but one which is taking hold of the world!
The good Lord says that homosexuality is an abomination to Him, I didn’t say it, He said it! Along with homosexuality comes other sexual perversions, things which God has not ordained, things which represent what God is not, things which are in direct rebellion to God.
“If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.“
“as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.“
“For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.“
I don’t hate homosexuals, I love them, they are people created by God! I feel sorry for them that they cannot see the truth, that their eyes are blind and their ears are deaf. I feel sorry for them knowing that they are headed for destruction!
Because people have suppressed the truth of the knowledge of God, because they did not glorify Him, because they did not thank Him, He gave them over to a debased mind! They did not retain the knowledge of God, so He gave them over to vile passions and to do things which are not fitting. This is what we see happening in the world, this is why people of the world do the things that they do!
Many people in the world are not sure what to believe anymore, many go with the flow of society, and many more are confused about who they really are. This is a direct result of sin, of rebellion against God, of turning their backs to God.
God loves everyone, I love everyone, but He does not love the sin, and I don’t love the sin either. People are not the enemy, Satan and his demons are! We should love everyone, even those living in sin. This does not mean that we condone the sin, but that we love the people.
I believe that all of the perversion that we see in the world today is a judgment against us for turning our backs on God, for removing God from our schools, from our government, and from society. We are reaping what we have sown, we are now paying the price for the consequences of our actions, and God is allowing it to happen because of it! Not only have we as a nation turned from God, but we have slapped Him in the face by our actions, by our deeds, by our evil and wicked works! Sexual perversions, abortion, worshiping false idols, replacing God with self, self-seeking, self pleasure, self gratifications, rather than seeking God!
The fall of many nations was earmarked by the rise in homosexuality and sexual perversions, and now we see the same thing taking place in America and in other nations around the world. I don’t see a change towards homosexuality and other sexual perversion coming to America, what I do see is the fall of America earmarked by these perversions!
I don’t want to see it happen, I love this country, I defended this country, I put my life on the line for this country, but even so, the tide has turned, America has gone too far off the deep end, there is no turning back!
I know that there are many Christians hoping for a great revival in America, but I just don’t see it happening, in fact I see just the opposite! I see apostasy in the church, division between and within denominations, false teachings in the church, feel good sermons instead of the truth from scripture! In the end times men will heap up for themselves teachers who teach fables, who teach what will tickle the ears, and say this isn’t happening now!
2 Timothy 4:3-4
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; 4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.“
Perhaps there will be a great awakening before the rapture of the church, I don’t see it happening, but I hope that I am wrong.
Our country is greatly divided, spiritual forces are hard at work maintaining and enforcing this division. They seek to steal our life, our peace, our joy, they seek to kill what is righteous and holy, to destroy relationships, to take from us what God has given to us! This is who we are truly battling, not people, but evil spirits, demonic powers, and the battle rages on!
I know from scripture that things in this world will not get any better until the second coming of Christ. I know not to put any hope in this world, but to put all of my faith and hope in Jesus Christ!
The war will rage and intensify the closer we get to Christ’s return, nations will fall, evil and wickedness will overcome the landscape, and when we as believers are raptured out of this place it will get much, much worse my friends! At that time the darkness will consume the world, the lampstand will be removed, and Satan will have full reign.
We are not to condemn those who sin, we all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. What we are to do is to love them as Christ first loved us! We are to show them the way, to show them the light of the truth. And when we do this they may not see, they may and probably will hate us for it. It is not for us to change their hearts and their minds, that is reserved for God Almighty! We have to remember that their eyes have been blinded to the truth, they cannot see the things of God, they cannot understand. It is a challenge, a battle of the spirits, but we know that if we are born-again then He who is with us is greater than he who is in the world! Amen.
Do not look for the Antichrist, do not be waiting for the Tribulation period to begin, instead be looking up, for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is coming soon, our blessed hope!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!