June 2, 2016 – Everyday Sunday

“‘You are not to go to bed with a man as with a woman; it is an abomination. You are not to have sexual relations with any kind of animal and thus become unclean with it; nor is any woman to present herself to an animal to have sexual relations with it; it is perversion”  (Leviticus 18:-22-23).

Today another person, a ‘Christian’, no less, decided to ‘come out of the closet’ and  tell the world that he’s queer, light in the loafers, and so happy he could bust his britches.  Yeah, another Christian  is telling the world he’s GAY, and someone who supposedly loves and praises God with his music.  I think if I considered myself a ‘Christian’, I would be protesting this sort of foolishness quite loudly and be very angry that someone has once again beaten and scourged my Savior in the eyes of the world he came to save.  But, it seems this is the ‘way, truth and the life’ of modern-day ‘Christianity’ (aka Churchianity because they do not know Christ crucified). 

This generation of “Christianity’ has become completely lawless because it is without the Word of God (Yahweh Elohim).  Those who do have the Word of God in their pocket phones are either so convicted of their sin that they have to justify it as acceptable and then transform the saving and powerful grace of God into lasciviousness (Jude 1:4).   They convert the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe into their own fallen image of a worm  instead of allowing His awesome saving power and grace to transform their lives into His image, the image of His Son, Yeshua (Psalm 22:6).

Those who truly love Yahweh Elohim and obey His commandments walk a very narrow path (Revelation 14:12). The prophesied apostasy spoken of in 1 Thessalonians is escalating on a daily basis and multitudes are being deceived and led down the wide path of destruction.  Those  ‘in the church’ who honor and glorify sin and perversion will be rejected by the very One from whom they so desire acceptance and ‘unconditional’ love.

“On that Day [the day of judgment to come], many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord! Didn’t we prophesy in your name? Didn’t we expel demons in your name? Didn’t we perform many miracles in your name?’

“Then I will tell them to their faces, ‘I never knew you! Get away from me, you workers of lawlessness [wickedness]!’”  (Matthew 7:22-23).

The message of deliverance from sin that Jesus/Yeshua poured out is blood for has been diluted and metamorphosed into weakness which leaves nothing but the wages of sin: death.   The powers and principalities that he destroyed by dying on the cross mock God and bring the gamut of humanity into that same mocking spirit, “Did Yeshua really do that?”  The Holy Spirit is the power over death that raised Yeshua.  It is the power that gives believers victory over sin.  But,  it has become is a foreign concept and modern-day ‘Christians’ embrace a lying spirit. 

“This is why God has given them up to degrading passions; so that their women exchange natural sexual relations for unnatural;  and likewise the men, giving up natural relations with the opposite sex, burn with passion for one another, men committing shameful acts with other men and receiving in their own persons the penalty appropriate to their perversion” (Romans 1:26-27).

This man has admitted he has been in sexual sin for many years, but no one gave him the answer for deliverance?  He’s a Christian for pete’s sake!  He goes to church!  The name of his ‘Christian’ band, Everyday Sunday, if it was supposed to be a reference to the church’s doctrine of Sunday resurrection and victory, proves its own foolishness.  If Everyday Sunday was supposed to mean that ‘the band members live like a Christian does on Sunday’, it also proves foolishness because ‘Sunday’ never transforms lives, it is only symbol of a commitment to an earthly institution.  Only the Spirit of God can transform a life when He changes a man’s heart from stone to flesh.  It is one thing to struggle with sin [lawlessness], but to condone it as if there is nothing wrong, is to be given over to a depraved mind and hardened heart, especially with sexual sins which come against our own bodies.

This man’s wife and children are going to be completely broken and devastated – not only by the disgusting activities (sodomy) that the husband will now take part in, but the mockery of God which will follow by the world.    Nothing in this situation glorifies the God of Israel or the covenant of marriage. True believers need to pray for this woman and her children.  I’m sure she feels used, like a fool and hopeless.   The heart that her husband was to protect, he just broke into a gazillion pieces.  Her children will be forever confused.   It is only through the grace and mercy of Yahweh Elohim that they will walk through this valley of the shadow and come out on the other side.  Hopefully their faith is grounded on the Truth and not the lie and deception.

“Don’t you know that unrighteous people [sinners, those who choose a sinful lifestyle] will have no share in the Kingdom of God?  Don’t delude yourselves — people who engage in sex before marriage [fornication], who worship idols [idolatry of self included], who engage in sex after marriage with someone other than their spouse [adultery], who engage in active or passive homosexuality, who steal, who are greedy, who get drunk, who assail people with contemptuous language, who rob — none of them will share in the Kingdom of God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10).

Here’s the victory and testimony that true followers of the Messiah of Israel have: 

“Some of you used to do these things. But you have cleansed yourselves, you have been set apart for God [made holy], you have come to be counted righteous through the power of the Lord Yeshua the Messiah and the Spirit of our God(1 Corinthians 6:9-11).

I personally know of a married couple who have struggled with this exact sin.  It was the wife who entered into a lesbian relationship leaving her husband and two children – to pray and pray and pray for her deliverance.  She has been delivered and they now have three children and counsel others.   She would be the first to admit that she was not only suffering from events earlier in her life (she was raised in a solid Christian home), but she was also very deceived.  As for being ‘born that way’, we are all born into sin and need deliverance.  

If you don’t have victory over sexual sin, if you feel you need to justify your sin so that you are acceptable to God, then you are still a sinner and will stand before the judgment seat of God and give an account of your lifetime sins.  You won’t be acceptable; you will face the lake of burning fire and eternal separation from God. For those who don’t believe there is a God and judgement to come, well, wait.  That is another deception from the one who loves to steal, kill and destroy.  

There is a better way than our world’s anything and everything goes.  Even though God is love, His love is not some kind of Beatles’ ‘all you need is love’.  To truly experience His love one must begin with confession of sin followed by repentance from sin which brings deliverance from sin and a life of victory over sin.  If that is not your ‘Christian’ experience, then I suggest that you seek the Living God, the God of the Bible, the One who made you and knows you inside and out (Psalm 139).

“For this reason, I fall on my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth receives its character.  I pray that from the treasures of his glory he will empower you with inner strength by his Spirit, so that the Messiah may live in your hearts through your faith. Also I pray that you will be rooted and founded in love, so that you, with all God’s people, will be given strength to grasp the breadth, length, height and depth of the Messiah’s love, yes, to know it, even though it is beyond all knowing, so that you will be filled with all the fullness of God.  Now to him who by his power working in us is able to do far beyond anything we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the Messianic Community and in the Messiah Yeshua from generation to generation forever.  Amen” (Ephesians 3:14-21).

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