First of all, I want to apologize if you are shocked or offended by the title of this post. I admit that I did it on purpose, so that you would open this post, take the time to read it, and hopefully digest what I believe the Father is saying.
Nevertheless, I believe that the main idea behind this title is the truth.
I want to be honest with you. I’ve never been scared to write a post and send it out, but this one has really shaken me to the core. It’s not that I’m scared of what people may think of me; I’ve already burnt that bridge. But the events over the past couple of days, the corresponding Scriptures that God has shown me and the implications for the American church have left me in a state of perplexity.
God has left me no other choice but to sound an alarm.
When Words Have No Meaning
One of the headlines from Thursday morning jumped out at me and grabbed my attention.
“Words no longer have meaning.” (Source)
This is something that Yahweh has been talking to me about for over a year now.
Modern day christianity has re-defined key terms in the Word of God in order to fit a “gospel” within a pre-determined theology, and we’re seeing the fruit of that error today.
Here we have a Supreme Court judge declaring a truth. Words really do not have any meaning in this country, or in the American church. Just as long as the majority accepts it as the truth, then by golly, it’s the Truth!
Then the very next day, the headlines read:
To many, these are two fairly unrelated details that just happen to make for a good coffee discussion. To a few, they both offer evidence of an increasing decline in our nation.
To me, these are two deeply connected events.
- One is a statement of fact… a testimony to man’s tendency since the fall.
- The other is Yahweh’s response to that error.
Questioning the commands of God releases a torrent of sin.
The doorway to sin was thrown wide open through the questioning of God’s Word, specifically His commands.
The serpent’s seemingly innocent inquiry caused doubt to creep into Eve’s mind.
Has God indeed said, “You shall not eat of every tree of the garden?”
And through that one act of disobedience, eating what she was not supposed to, satan gained all the leverage he needed to unleash everything. Only ten generations later, the entire earth was absolutely saturated with the effects of sin, save one man.
A righteous person will obey the commands of God.
But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just [H6662 – tsaddiyq] man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God.
Most translations say that Moses was a “righteous” man, and the Hebrew word “tsaddiyq” proves this to be a more accurate translation.
According to the Word, a person is considered “righteous” if he/she follows God’s commands.
Then it will be righteousness for us, if we are careful to observe all these commandments before the LORD our God, as He has commanded us.
The remainder of the world, however, had another testimony.
When even your thoughts grieve His heart…
Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.
While not ignoring that truth, there should be a balanced amount of consideration given to the other factors that grieved God’s heart. According to the verse above, one of those factors was the overwhelming tendency of man to think evil thoughts.
The next passage adds some clarification.
The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence [H2555 – chamac].
When we read this and see the word “violence,” we instantly think of deeds akin to murder, rape and assault. The word “violence” is the Hebrew word “chamac” which means more than just physically harming an individual. It is much more general in nature, more closely related to the word “wrong.”
People were not just harming each other physically, but were also “wronging” each other in many different ways. (ie., Malachi 2:6, Ezekiel 22:26)
The Hebrew word for “corrupt” is “shachath,” which is defined as a kind of corruption that decays.
The earth was entirely corrupt in just ten generations, and it all started with questioning the validity of God’s commands.
Man had corrupted God’s Way on the earth.
In reading Genesis 6:11-13, remember, the Word of God is perfect… the translators were NOT.
Due to lack of capitalization and arbitrary punctuation left to the discretion of the translators, we are left with the impression that man had corrupted his own way. But that would be an incorrect assumption.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that man’s way has ALWAYS been corrupt, and it always WILL BE corrupt, as long as we refuse to walk in the Way God commands us to walk.
God’s Way, however, is always perfect. It was God’s Way that was corrupted by man, and that is what grieved God’s heart.
Then the LORD said to Noah, “Come into the ark, you and all your household, because I have seen that you are righteous [H6662 – tsaddiyq] before Me in this generation.”
I’ve said all of the above to say this:
When you start to add to, or take away from, the Word of God in its entirety, you open the floodgates for sin to come in and destroy everything. This is particularly true for those who have taken up the Name of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
Taking Up His Name in Vain
God specifically told the children of Israel (which includes you, if you are grafted in):
You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
Contrary to popular belief, this does not mean “Don’t say God-d***it” (although we obviously shouldn’t say things like that). What this means is that we shouldn’t call ourselves by the Name of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob falsely.
If anyone does that, God “will not hold him guiltless.”
To serve and obey… or rebel?
To support this command towards the people that would take up His Name, God put a dynamic in place that still holds true.
If you fear the Lord and serve Him and obey His voice, and do not rebel against the commandment of the Lord, then both you and the king who reigns over you will continue following the Lord your God. However, if you do not obey the voice of the Lord, but rebel against the commandment of the Lord, then the hand of the Lord will be against you, as it was against your fathers.
So the best thing for anyone (or any country) that would take His Name is to obey His commandments!
What does it mean to take up the name of the Lord?
To take up the Name of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob would be to claim to revere His Word and to claim to serve Him as King.
Whether or not you actually DO the things you CLAIM remains to be seen.
If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love;
and John (the “disciple of love”) said:
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
If you say that your God is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and yet you do not obey His commandments set out from the very beginning, this proves that you do not revere Him as King and you will not have a place in His Kingdom.
And this truth should absolutely terrify the American church.
What if the system you believed in your whole life was a sham?
The English word “church” comes from the Greek word “ekklesia,” which was translated from the original Hebrew word “qahal,” which basically means “congregation.” It’s only due to our religious training that it means anything more.
The Father had His “church” (His called out congregation) way before Acts 2.
- God’s church was called out of the slavery of Egypt – they left everything they knew behind.
- God’s church was to obey the laws and commands of the Kingdom spoken forth on Mount Sinai from the mouth of the Most High Himself. They were told to never add to or take away from His Law. (Deuteronomy 4:2)
- God’s church was to have one King – Yahweh Himself.
- God’s called His church to be separate from the nations, both in their customs and their worship.
- God’s church was called to obliterate idolatry from their midst.
The American “church” is nothing like His church.
- The American “church” still relies on Egypt for their sustenance, and loves to have it so.
- The American “church” has nullified the laws and commands of the Kingdom through the mistranslation and misapplication of a few Pauline passages, in essence elevating these Scriptures over the rest of the Word (including the Messiah’s own words), and has taught new believers in other countries to do the same.
- The American “church” has allowed pagan celebrations, ancient sun-god worship and other worldly customs and habits to infiltrate what they think of as the “House of God.”
- The American “church” serves itself and calls it “serving the King,” in essence becoming its own idol.
Although it calls itself by the Name of the God of Israel, the American “church” is not God’s church – only a cheap knock-off with no value (no gold, no oil and no salt – Selah).
The few people left in these “houses of the unholy” are either being forced into the deceptive mold imposed upon them by the leadership, or dying a slow death because they realize that even “signs and wonders” cannot draw you close to the Father.
What does all this have to do with gay marriage being legalized?
I would like to bring to your remembrance the quote from Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia:
We have questioned, manipulated and nullified the Word of God, all the while claiming to be a “Christian nation.” We have taken up His Name in vain, calling on and professing to serve the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, all the while re-interpreting His Word to say what WE want it to say.
The gays actually have a point.
This is usually when the christian fumbles over his/her words, trying the latest apologetic technique to try and recover from an obvious scriptural TKO.
The Truth is, the gays have a legitimate, sound argument! If we pull one Scripture to suit our position to the exclusion of all others, we are total hypocrites!
I know that’s a bitter pill to swallow, but when our words have no meaning (which they don’t anymore), we’re overdue for our medicine.
Both sides of the argument are guilty of manipulating the Word of God.
As we proudly (yet ignorantly) display a Mithraic cross, the very instrument that slaughtered the Messiah and symbol of the cult of the god “Mithras” (whose worshipers had been rumored to indulge in homo-erotic acts), the gays display the rainbow, a mockery of the covenantal promise of our God to never flood the earth with water again.
You have two opposing groups of people here who manipulate the Word of God to say what they want it to say, touting imagery that was never meant to be used in such a way.
Both sides are guilty of the exact same sins.
This ruling is God’s justice upon “His people.”
You see, when Israel incorporated the worship from other nations (including Babylon) into their own worship of the Most High God, Yahweh allowed the armies of Babylon and Assyria to come and take EVERYTHING from the people who took up His Name in vain.
Even so, the Western church has incorporated idolatry and worship from the world into its services, and now those influences are robbing what little vestiges of righteous freedom remain.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, folks.
A Last Days Warning and Plea
The prophet Malachi said in days of old:
Remember the Law of Moses, My servant, which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.
This prophecy is for a time to come, before the great and dreadful Day of the Lord.
We absolutely must look at the Law of Moses through the original set of lenses. To add to (or take away from) God’s Word in this day and hour is to invite the curse spoken of in this passage.
Let us truly repent, which consists of not only turning from our wicked ways, but turning to His Ways.
May it be said to us:
And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people.