THURSDAY, JULY 18
Scripture: Romans 1:24-32
Verses 24-32 describe sexual sin. All those who support homosexual marriage need to understand that they are empowering God-haters. No one is born homosexual. It is a choice that has eternal consequences! For every parent who has a child caught in this deception, judicial prayer is a high-priority option. Let the judgment of God come to the radical promoters so the fear of the Lord returns! But, according to verse 30, the ultimate fruit of advancing homosexual marriage results in lawsuits against the church. Laws that fall under the category of equal opportunity claim to protect all categories of people from unjust discrimination. The aim of shielding people from unjust discrimination has merit. But why outlaw just discrimination and promote destruction? In practice, the laws have advanced to a point where they not only prohibit unjust discrimination, but prohibit just discrimination. Anyone who has opened a Bible knows that God discriminates between righteousness and unrighteousness. Not only in the Old Testament but also in the New. As followers of Christ we are required to discriminate! As parents we discriminate when we choose not to allow our sons or daughters to use drugs or alcohol or have sexual relations with others. Every decision we make is based on discriminations we make. Laws passed that promote homosexual marriage discriminate against the Word, possibly causing pastors who speak the truth to be jailed and churches to be closed. Silencing the church is one agenda of extreme homosexual advocates. Laws that prohibit all discrimination make it illegal for our pastors to preach the Bible or refuse to marry homosexual couples. When pastors refuse – if they stand up for the Word of God – they may face fines or even jail. This demands axios intercession! We must pray, “Lord, all those who demand the silencing of Your church, let them be the ones who are silenced forever. Visit them, remove them, silence them as only You can, in Jesus name!” It is very difficult to pray judicially if we are full of compromise. If we have actually voted for leaders who champion antichrist causes, we are compromised and will cause our prayers for justice to land first on our own head. Whenever we pray judicially we have to stand in the fire we call down. This means we must be certain there are no open doors and make sure we have no common ground with the enemy. Jesus said in John 14 that the ruler of this world is coming and that he has nothing in me. If we try to pray judicially and we have voted for individuals who champion Romans 1 antichrist causes, then the enemy has common ground in us and we really cannot stand in the fire we are calling down.