TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9
Scripture: II Peter 2:4-9, Romans 1:27-32
II Peter 2:4-9 says, “For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment; and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly; and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly; and delivered righteous Lot, who was oppressed with the filthy conduct of the wicked (for that righteous man, dwelling among them, tormented his righteous soul from day to day by seeing and hearing their lawless deeds)—then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment,…” Peter makes it clear here that there is another boundary. Our Supreme Court crossed it. That boundary is the issue of marriage. God established marriage as a covenant and it is to be between a man and a woman. He goes on in the New Testament to make it very clear that all those who approve of homosexual marriage have crossed a boundary and the penalty of that boundary is prescribed. Romans 1:27-32 says, “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. 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; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; 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.” The second major boundary that this nation has crossed is the boundary of marriage and relationship. God ordained marriage as between a man and a woman, and now the Supreme Court has declared approval of that which God abhors! Every nation that has ever approved of homosexuality has been destroyed and that will continue in our day. For all those who cross this boundary by approving of that which God does not approve have opened the door for the judgment written. Verse 32 says, “…worthy of death.” Peter has already told us that God reserves people for the day of His judgment. Will America be lost? If the church does not become deliberate and intentional in drawing a boundary in prayer, we very well could end in captivity. Man likes to independently chose his own boundaries ignoring God’s ultimate plan and purpose. Israel tried that and lost their nation and ended up in one Bible passage eating their children in trying to survive. What will happen to America if God’s boundaries are not taken seriously? Being a Christian in the last days is not easy. It is extremely difficult. Great persecution will come with it because what we have to do is to echo God and that is not very popular. God’s principles are right and pure and they are real! The question is, will we in obedience take a stand? Do we love everyone caught in the deception of homosexuality? Absolutely we do, all the while using our faith for their freedom and deliverance. The noteworthy thing about the early church is they got a harvest out of the homosexuality community and we should believe for the same thing.