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Day of Tammuz

On June 28, 2015 or the 11th of Tammuz on the Biblical calendar, purely by divine coincidence, I was in San Francisco during the gay pride parade. Thousands upon thousands of Americans celebrated the ‘greatest event in the history of the United States’ – the proclamation by the Supreme Court that same-sex couples were given the right, the freedom to marry – #lovewins.

Gay Pride Parade

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I posted only a few thoughts about the obnoxious things I witnessed with my very own eyes while meandering through the crowds because I didn’t want to flood Facebook with such decadence.  I had no photos because I didn’t take any. I didn’t want to give anyone who might see my camera the satisfaction of being photographed.    Several Facebook friends, some from as long as high school, responded with such vitriol over what I posted and then deleted me. I believe that that those people’s tolerance of same-sex unions and their same intolerance of my personal testimony speaks for itself.  Yeshua promised a separation of sheep and goats before his return and that separation is obviously happening. The goats don’t like that their camouflage is being removed so they attack the sheep – those who know and do what God wants (Matthew 25:31-46).  

Yet, God put me in San Francisco at that exact time for His purpose.  I was told quite clearly by the Spirit of Elohim to remain silent.  I did.  I spent most of my time window ‘shopping’ at different businesses along the street (all closed) because I didn’t want the incessant depraved images rolling down the street to remain forever etched in my psyche.  In spite of standing completely separate from the crowds on the sidewalk, I still saw enough nudity, men grinding on floats in thongs and cross dressers being photo-opted to know that what is happening in our culture is the preview of a tragic end.

There are those who believe, ‘This is only the minority’ and the majority of same-sex couples do not flaunt their sexual prowess before humankind. For those who want to embrace this type of thinking, stay in your deluded darkness and consider this was only one major city in the United States; numerous others had their historic gay pride parades too.  Not only did major corporations like Yahoo and Google have floats, hundreds of thousands of normal everyday folks were swept up in the ‘holiday’ of celebrating ‘gay pride’ and #lovewins and marching in the parade with them.  

“This is why God has given them up to the vileness of their hearts’ lusts, to the shameful misuse of each other’s bodies. They have exchanged the truth of God for falsehood, by worshipping and serving created things, rather than the Creator — praised be he for ever. Amen.  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.  In other words, since they have not considered God worth knowing, God has given them up to worthless ways of thinking; so that they do improper things.  They are filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and vice; stuffed with jealousy, murder, quarrelling, dishonesty and ill-will; they are gossips,  slanderers, haters of God; they are insolent, arrogant and boastful; they plan evil schemes; they disobey their parents;  they are brainless, faithless, heartless and ruthless.  They know well enough God’s righteous decree that people who do such things deserve to die; yet not only do they keep doing them, but they applaud others who do the same” (Romans 1:24-32).

Nothing New Under the Sun 

There were two specific moments when I felt myself transported back in history.   On a side street while waiting for my sisters-in-law to take photos, I observed hundreds upon hundreds of average and probably normal heterosexual young people, mostly young girls,  dressed in rainbow-colored tie-dyed T-shirts holding rainbow-colored flags lined up for blocks waiting for their turn to enter river of filth.  Most milled around chatting with one another until the thumping and bumping of a float loudspeaker enticed them, as well as me,  to turn to see what was floating down Market Street.   As several mostly naked men in thongs were – just imagine what they were doing – the marchers on the side street cheered, danced and waved their flags until many imitated the actions of the men on the float.

Suddenly I was in a scene from ‘The Ten Commandments” when Moses comes down from the mountain after being in Elohim’s presence for 40 days. Joshua first hears the noise as a war cry, but Moses hears the sexual perversions as ‘singing.’ Once he arrives in the camp, he witnesses the abominations taking place around the golden calf considered worship of the God of Israel.

Knowing that the Israelites sincerely believed what they were doing was acceptable to God,  I understood why Moses threw down the tablets of God’s perfect commandments – they didn’t deserve them.    I understood why he made them drink the bitter waters of the melted calf – to forever remember the bitter taste of their abominations.   I also understood what those Israelites who didn’t join in the lasciviousness felt as they stood back and watched the worship of sexual indulgence happening before their eyes. 

“The LORD said, “The outcry against Sodom and ‘Amora is so great and their sin so serious that I will now go down and see whether their deeds warrant the outcry that has reached me; if not, I will know.” The men [the angels] turned away from there and went toward Sodom” (Genesis 18:21-21). 

When I turned another corner to move away from the crowd, I was drawn back in history again. I came face to face, eye to eye with a cross-dresser.  His make-up and  his full-bodied white speedo costume with huge white feathery wings was undeniably an angel costume.  His demeanor and presence was so powerful that mothers with young children stopped to have their photos taken with him. Some of these children had head phones on to keep their little ears protected from the loud speakers, but what of their eyes? While people lined up for photo sessions, another ‘angel’ appeared similarly dressed but all in black. At that moment, I knew what Lot must have felt when the three angels visited him. 

Sodom had become so corrupt that the entire town came to Lot’s door to ‘know’ his visitors.  In Hebrew the word ‘know’ is yada and is used ten times in Genesis to refer to sexual intercourse.  The entire city had become so blind to their sexual perversions that even offering his virgin daughters to the men wouldn’t quench their desire to have sex – with not just men, but angels sent from Elohim, the very reason the earth was destroyed ‘in the days of Noah’. 

As I watched innocent children being photographed with these ‘angelic’ cross-dressers and being indoctrinated with perversion, I understood why there needed to be fire and brimstone on Sodom. God had to cleanse the earth not only from the ideology of sexual perversion, but from those who would continue to cultivate it into the next generations.   A part of me waited for the San Andreas fault to split open and swallow this whole city in one gulp.

In that moment, I called out for Yeshua to have mercy while I stood in the middle of this event of Biblical proportion. For the earth not to open up or not to have fire come from the sky, there must have been many people, like Abraham, interceding for the few righteous who happened to find themselves in the middle of an historic gay pride parade.  I know people interceded for me specifically and I thank you for your faithfulness.  I felt incredibly protected by God.

Sin of Sodom

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will” (Romans 12:2).

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I have read quite a few articles written by pro-same-sex marriage people who search the Bible for support that the sin of Sodom was not sodomy or homosexuality.  Generally they use Ezekiel 16:49; unfortunately, they leave out verse 50.

Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen”  (Ezekiel 16:49-50). 

According to verse 49, the people of Sodom were arrogant, overfed and could have cared less about other people.  They cared only for themselves and not how their lives affected those around them. They wanted what they wanted and took it.

In verse 50, the Sodomites are called ‘haughty’.   The word haughty means they thought themselves better than everyone else. The definition of haughty includes the words ‘arrogance’ and ‘pride’.  In fact the first synonym in a Thesaurus for the word haughty is PRIDE.  Accordingly, Gay Pride is nothing more than homosexuals being haughty and arrogant against human nature and ultimately God.  They don’t care about anyone else’s values.  They want what they want and they demand what they want.   In addition to their pride, the Sodomites did many other detestable things that made it necessary for Elohim to destroy not just the people, but the entire culture.  Not once in Scripture were these people commended for their view of  #lovewins.

In the days that followed the public testimony of my eye witness account of this historic gay pride parade, I was called a hater.  I’m okay with being called a ‘hater’.   I’m okay with being called a ‘hater’ because even though God is love, He also hates (Proverbs 6:16-19).   He hates liars, plotting hearts, evil, false witnesses, shedding innocent blood,  and those that sow strife. He also hates haughty eyes.   He calls homosexuality an abomination because it shakes its fist in His face. It is a sin that reveals ‘the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life’ (1 John 2:16).

The words of Isaiah 5:20 have come to pass where good is now considered evil and evil is good.  Those words are definitive proof that God exists and His moral standard embitters those who love sin more than deliverance.  If people hated Yeshua and killed him for standing for righteousness, they will hate me too.  I’m in good company.

Leviticus 18:22

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“Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable” (New International Version).

“You are not to go to bed with a man as with a woman; it is an abomination” (Complete Jewish Bible).

“You shall not lie with a man as with a woman; it is an abomination” (Amplified Bible). 

“Don’t have sex with a man as one does with a woman. That is abhorrent” (The Message).

“‘You must not have physical relations with a man as you would a woman. That is a hated sin” (International Children’s Bible).

Judge Not?

Calling homosexuality sin is not judgment.  It’s a statement of Truth. The Bible defines sin as breaking God’s law (Torah) or His commands (1 John 3:4).  Homosexuality, according to Leviticus 18:22,  breaks God’s commands making it sin in the eyes of the Creator.

Please know that no homosexual will stand in front of me to explain their sexual behavior. No homosexual is going to give an account of his/her life to me and wait for a verdict.   I will not be the one sitting on the judgment seat sending people into a burning lake of fire. Judgment is completely God’s job.  He will judge this sin in the same way that He had to judge two middle eastern cities and entire plain with fire and brimstone. His judgment will come upon the entire #lovewins ideology as it begins to morph into even more decadence.

Soon after the historic #lovewins decision,  I read an article that pedophiles want the same rights as homosexuals – to love who they choose.  They want the freedom to sexually love little children.  When I shared this article on Facebook, I received a myriad of responses from ‘the article is a lie,’ to those who emphatically stated, “No, that’s not right,” and even “That will never happen.” 

Why not pedophilia?  Because it is morally wrong?  Who determines the  moral standard now?  The Bible, the Supreme Court, or individuals? How can pedophilia be wrong and immoral when #lovewins?

Sodomy was still illegal in most of the world until 2011.  Twenty-five years ago I would never have thought that homosexual marriage would become legal. Yet when the courts overturned the vote denying ‘special rights for gays’ in Colorado, the people lost their voice in government along with our moral compass.   As our culture has embraced the immoral standards of fornication (sex before marriage), adultery (affairs and no-fault divorce), and now sodomy (homosexuality), it must also consider other immoral behaviors. If the Supreme Court legalized one type of sexual perversion, they will have to legalize all all immorality based on the legal precedent of the definition of  ‘love.’ 

Those without a completely seared conscience know that pedophilia and beastiality are wrong, but they have no foundation on which to stand except the one now created by the justice system. Without a moral standard for society, legal lawlessness (assaults, rapes, child pornography, sex trafficking, etc.) will become normalized.   Lawlessness will create cultural chaos and eventually crumble our society and ultimately world civilization itself.

“Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10 NIV). 

“But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death” (Revelation 21:8).

The Household of God

“For the time has come for the judgment to begin. It begins with the household of God; and if it starts with us, what will the outcome be for those who are disobeying God’s Good News?” (1 Peter 4:17). 

The Bible says that God judges His own people first – His people, who are called by His name.  In other words, through the actions of the Supreme Court, Elohim is actually pouring judgment on His own people.

Those who refuse the conviction of the Spirit have twisted His Word to make their sins more palpable. They corrupt God’s household and make their bridal gowns not just spotted, but filthy. Will the household of God repent and return to a righteous lifestyle?   Will the household of God judge the iniquity in their own hearts?  Will the house hold of God repent from its wicked, lawless ways, its apostasies from Biblical truth, and doctrines of demons that bring forth anti-semitism and other hateful ideologies?

“Then, if my people, who bear my name, will humble themselves, pray, seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin and heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14).

Leaders from every denomination need to repent from believing and teaching doctrines that are contrary to the Word of God. They need to return to the true gospel where the sinner is powerfully set free from a sinful lifestyle by the blood of Yeshua. They need to stop profaning the Father’s glorious name by teaching a life contrary to His commandments.   They need to stop compromising God’s Word so the Spirit of God can live and work out His perfect will in the lives of their ‘followers.’

As the ‘light of the world,’ believers need to bring the light of the Kingdom back into the world.  Our friends, family and those whose lives we touch everyday need to know that we have a testimony of being taken out of a dark, deceived place into the light of life.  They need to see transformed lives. They need to know that Yeshua’s salvation fills their soul with God’s faithful love, grace, and mercy.   

God’s Love is Unique

“This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins” (1 John 4:10).

The world is crying out for love to win.  They want real love, a sacrificial love. They need Messiah Yeshua who died for us, in our place, for our sins. It is only through his loving sacrifice that we have a restored relationship with our Creator, our heavenly Father.

If you have received the Spirit’s power over the sin in your life, then share your testimony of being set free from fornication, adultery, homosexuality, pedophilia, pornography – whatever sexual sin used to control you so that those lost in those sins see a way out. There is no judgment in Yeshua’s sacrificial love; there is only healing for the wounded soul.  

Yeshua told us that before his return the world would be like the ‘days of Noah’ and ‘Sodom and Gomorrah’. When my husband and I realized that I was going to be in San Francisco for the Gay Pride Parade, our first thought was ‘for such a time as this.’  Though these days seem dark and dim for our nation, it will become a time of great testing for those who obey God’s commandments. When there is great darkness, the light shines more brightly. So shine. When worldly love continues to twist and morph, the pure love of God remains. So let #lovewin.

“Love is patient and kind, not jealous, not boastful, not proud, rude or selfish, not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not gloat over other people’s sins but takes its delight in the truth. Love always bears up, always trusts, always hopes, always endures” (1 Corinthians 13:4-7).

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