Proverbs 29:2 says, "When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan."
Perhaps nowhere in America is this more evident than in California. October has been a spectacular month for the promotion of wickedness. Wickedness is no longer an issue of which political party a person claims, but is based on acceptance or rejection of biblical morality. In the second week of October Californians began to groan because Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill 777 into law, which is a major step advancing the homosexual agenda in claiming the lives of young students in their earliest formative years. Analysts have warned that schools across the nation will be impacted by his decision since Textbook Publishers must cater to their largest purchasers, which often are States like California and Texas. Homosexuality, bisexuality and "other alternative life-style choices" have to be portrayed as normal. Children starting in Kindergarten and on up will not necessarily see the terms "Mom and Dad" or "Husband and Wife" because they could promote discrimination.
Most parents want to know that when they send their kids off to school it is a safe environment but how "safe" can an environment be when "alternative sexual life-styles" are now mandated as presented to our youngest kids. Companion Bill AB394 was also signed which targets parents and teachers for indoctrination through anti-harassment training. Any text that portrays marriage only between a man and a woman will be outlawed. We now have a situation where a Homecoming King can either be male or female and vise versa. It is also now guaranteed that depending on how a student feels that day, whether male or female, they may use the restroom or the locker room which corresponds to how they are "feeling." Girl students who complain about a boy in their bathroom can be reported as a "harasser." The ultimate "harasser" is God who assigns those who practice perversion to the flaming fire of hell!
Christians groaned initially but it didn’t take long for the rest of California to groan. This time the groaning came by fire forcing the largest evacuation in American history. Nearly 1800 homes have been taken and thousands of acres burned. Again we hear the words of Proverbs 29:2, "When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan." California is groaning today and hardly anyone of our elected officials is hearing anybody in the church draw the corresponding parallels that should be obvious.
In Amos 3:2-6 God is speaking to covenant Israel who has turned away from Him. It could just as easily be written to covenant America who is turning away from God and spitting in His face at the legislative level. Amos 3:2-6 says, "You only have I known of all the families of the earth; Therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities." Can two walk together, unless they are agreed? Will a lion roar in the forest, when he has no prey? Will a young lion cry out of his den, if he has caught nothing? Will a bird fall into a snare on the earth, where there is no trap for it? Will a snare spring up from the earth, if it has caught nothing al all? If a trumpet is blown in a city, will not the people be afraid? If there is calamity in a city, will not the LORD have done it?"
The real question is: "What is the church to do?" "Feel good" messages from Seeker Sensitive Christianity do nothing but encourage the enemy by paralyzing the church. In this season we need to trade passivity for the most potent fire-power ever offered. The church languishes not knowing what to do!
There is an answer in the covenant of "Sure Mercy" enabling every believer to use the prayers of David to bring justice that more and more people might not be damaged and destroyed. When our leaders choose a perverse path everyone pays. California is a blinking neon sign to that truth.