If you know me personally, you will know that I am not really politically minded. Anything I have written on this blog has been prophetically based and is purely what God has called me to write. And, of course, whatever I write comes from my own experiences and insights. Pure and simple.
I am called to carry out God’s will in my sphere of influence and I must follow Him….
So, while gay marriage is being celebrated among those who don’t believe that homosexuality is against God, the rest of us are left to ponder what God wants us to do in the face of this event. I will say outright (I’ve said this before) that I do not believe that homosexuality is of God, nor do I believe that gay marriage is of Him. I believe that the Bible is clear on this, and there has never been any doubt in my mind that this is true.
But, that being said, grace is always in abundance when anyone repents before God and finds Truth.
I see this event in two different lights.
In the first light, let us remember that the very Constitution which we celebrate our own freedoms of religion–Christianity—has said we are all free. While there really is no right for the Supreme Court to re-write the Constitution, the point is made clear that we, as heterosexuals, have no legal right to say that homosexuals cannot be married; it is every citizen’s right under the 14th amendment of the Constitution. It has nothing to do with redefining marriage.
You may say, well, our country was founded on Christian principles and traditional marriage is God’s plan for a man and a woman, and that is true, for the most part. God was the foundation for much of the writing of our country’s principles and separation of church and state was the jumping point.
King George was not God, even though he tried to dictate his rules over this continent, and here we are in 2015, facing a similar issue. No where in the Constitution does it lay out that marriage is only between a man and a woman. While obviously the founding fathers did not even perceive that this would become an issue, there are many other immoral issues that we could minutely separate out and legalize. The point remains that it was an invalid issue because our freedoms in this country are about our freedom for everyone to choose our own lifestyle, while not allowing our government to carry out too much authority in our daily lives.
We can’t re-write the Constitution either.
In Second light, marriage between a man and a woman was pre-ordained by God, not man. The Constitution nor any other document can uphold that. The Supreme Court can make gay marriage legal, or any other immorality legal (rightly or wrongly), but that does not make it right before God. In other words, the courts can say whatever they want, but God will have the last word in the matter when we turn it over to Him.
Just because our country was founded on some major key Christian principles does not make the government the final word. In fact, really, it positions God as the final authority. The Bible is the Word of God, not the Constitution.
Marital Covenant is a reflection of the Bride’s relationship with Christ.
That is not going to change, no matter what the courts in our country say. The homosexual lifestyle is against God (and, of course, so are many other sins) Leviticus 20:13, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11
The courts could tell us that we as heterosexuals cannot legally marry (obviously not going to happen), but that won’t make our marriage relationships not married before God. The Covenants we make before God are spiritually based, and just as in the Lord’s prayer we say, Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven, so it is our call before God to carry out His will here on earth.
Marriage before God is not just some legal commitment of marriage. The two need to be separated as such, but all too often, the two become interchanged as if they are one and same. Just because gay marriage is made legal does not mean that it is made right before God, right? As in the days of the Roman rule, our faith is not determined by the governing body. Our freedoms are there because of the governing body, but Church, government is not our religion!
We cannot control the world’s morality.
That is God’s job.
Too often when issues like this come up (as our pastor also pointed out this past week) everyone polarizes. The celebrants, celebrate their victory of hope that they too can have the same freedoms as others, and then the religious clamp their fists down in an attempt to stop their freedoms. The problem is, that comes across as hate (and really it is when it is used to attack people for being in sin). You can point out someone’s sins in love, and even pray for them, but we do not have the authority to control their sin (again, God’s job). Christianity is about grace and not hate.
The Body of Christ is the wall of the Church, and those outside of the Body (i.e., not saved by Jesus Christ) are those in need of our Light. We can beckon them, but we cannot make them come on our side of understanding. They can hear the Truth, but they don’t have to receive it. They will probably not even perceive it as Truth.
So, what do we do?
We need to incline our ear to God.
What is really important is that we ask the Lord what we should do. Then, we must listen with our hearts. Our efforts must start with sincere prayer and reflection, which requires honesty before God. And, if we are honest before our Creator, we will learn to hear His voice in our ear.
I tell you, there is an answer to this, and this decision will be overturned.
I also want to remind you of the prophecy God gave this country in June of 2011, and I actually published it on this blog.
When there was an earthquake in Washington D.C. that summer, the Washington Monument was cracked and in that same earthquake, the Washington Cathedral’s foundation was also cracked and one eyewitness witnessed the rolling of the floor in the Cathedral crypt in the basement. One week later, a hurricane struck the coast of Virginia. If you think about it, that is quite profound.
The Lord’s heart is this: Our Church in this nation has gotten off the track, thinking that the Constitution and the entities built around its founding principles were enough to hold up our freedoms. I tell you they aren’t. Only God is our foundation, with Christ as the cornerstone, and only HE can sustain our freedoms far beyond any document, building or governing body.
Further, the ground rolled under the Cathedral that day, and shook the foundations, but the building still stood. Likewise, our Church foundations, the very principles we have based our beliefs on in this country have been shaken—shaken, but not demolished. But, what will stand when God’s shaking has finished, is the foundation which God wants our country to stand on. Will it be stronger? Yes, and so will our faith.
So, yes, incline your ear to the Spirit. #pray to understand the heart of God in this matter and seek Him, both for our country and the Church. Much has been shaken loose and questions hang in the air, questions which must be answered.
He has a plan.
Blessings to you and your family~Kim