Jesus answered a question in Matthew 24:7 about when He would return and what the end of the age would look like, “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.” Our house was 5.6 miles from the epicenter of a recent 5.4 earthquake that hit California. Neither Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm nor Six Flags has a ride that can prepare you for being near the epicenter of an earthquake! Perhaps this Outcry should be more for California than for America, but often as California goes so goes the nation. California has rapidly moved to the forefront in the national battle to advance the homosexual agenda. The Legislature, Governor and Supreme Court have agreed together to subvert the will of the people and champion perversion throughout the entire State. The convergence of these actions are filling a cup of iniquity. When the cup is full, then the land begins to convulse under the weight of iniquity crying out for cleansing. (Leviticus 20)
In September of ’06 Governor Schwarzenegger signed three bills advancing the homosexual agenda. In December of the same year the Governor broke his leg in a skiing accident. On October 15 of ’07 the Governor signed five bills advancing the Gay agenda. One banned the use of “Mom and Dad” in California Text Books. Five days later on October 20 wildfires hit Southern California – 1500 homes were destroyed, 265,000 people evacuated and one billion dollars went up in smoke. Sin is expensive! On May 15 of ‚08 the California Supreme Court nullified the will of the people and ordered homosexual marriage. In June a freak unprecedented, long-lasting lightening storm erupted. Ultimately over 1700 fires broke out in Central California and burned thousands of acres. For those who read their Bible they can understand the correlation of these events. For those who don’t, and many in the church who are ignorant and unaware of scripture or have never been introduced to Jesus the Judge, they cannot see any correlation.
Advancing the homosexual agenda is covenantally spitting in God’s face and He has begun to spit back! California political leaders are filling the land with iniquity. Such actions demand a response. Daniel 11:37 says of a leader, “He shall regard neither the God of his fathers nor the desire of women, nor regard any god; for he shall magnify himself above them all.” What we see here is the spirit of Antichrist, whether you believe he has already come or is yet to come, according to Thessalonians that spirit is working in the world. The spirit of Antichrist has a major driving force and that driving force is homosexuality because through advancing it the voice of the church is legislated into silence. In Canada it is now illegal to preach against homosexuality– one can go to jail. But the US House and Senate have already passed bills that make speaking against homosexuality hate speech, therefore if you stand in the pulpit and preach Romans 1 or Leviticus 20 you could go to jail. One Presidential candidate has promised to do to America what Governor Schwarzenegger has done to California. THAT is “change” you can believe in! Because it is spirit-driven, individuals in both parties are susceptible. The deceptive spirit of Antichrist seeks to convert political candidates.
This issue is not exclusive to any one political party. It has its adherents on both sides of the aisle. In California with the Governor and the Legislators in agreement we have the spirit of Antichrist assaulting the church in an unprecedented manner. We also have God’s judgment in an unprecedented manner! I know what the epicenter of a 5.4 feels like – San Francisco does not want a 10.0! It is certainly time for intercession but it is also time to realize that the great earthquakes of Luke 21:11 are probably much closer than we think. Jesus said, “And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.” It is interesting that the Greek word for “pestilence” is only used three times in the NT. The third and final time is in Acts 24 by the counterfeit church to describe the apostle Paul. I want you to agree with me for an outpouring upon a generation whose anointing will be so great they become equal opportunity offenders. Let the anointing on Paul be reproduced. Acts 24:5 says, “For we have found this man a plague,” (pestilence) “a creator of dissension among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes.”
Until we birth an anointing that can stand in front of kings, politicians, Supreme Court Justices and Legislators and bring the hand of the Lord, like the apostle Paul did, we will continue to see the advancing of perversion until the destruction of the State is a reality. The anointing that the apostle Paul carried caused him to be viewed as a walking pestilence, by the rebellious – OH GOD let us have such an anointing for the last days!