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Monday, February 6, 2012

Sanctity of Marriage

Dear beloved: The second kingdom pillar that is being shaken to its foundation (Psalm 11:3, if the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?) is the pillar of marriage between one man and one woman. Since this is a kingdom pillar, it is not surprising that the enemy would try his best to destroy it. Genesis 1:27 And God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. v28 And God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea, and the birds of the sky, and over every living thing that moves on the earth." Notice two things of importance from this scripture, one is that God blessed the union of male and female, and second that He told them to be fruitful and multiply. So the coming together of male and female in a blessed union by God's design, was God's way of populating the earth with the next generation of Godloving children; it's no wonder all the forces of hell are lined up against one man-one woman marriage.

The attacks from the enemy come in many forms and seem to be relentless in their persistence to destroy God's defintion of marriage: adultery, fornication, and cohabitation among many people shying away from marriage, pornography, and perversions such as homosexuality and bisexuality. The homosexual agenda in particular has found an easy target in the young people of this country, many of whom do not know the word of God nor have the foresight to see the ramifications of wholesale adoption of this lifestyle choice for themselves or for others. When God created Eve as a wife for Adam, He blessed their union in Gen 2:24 For this cause a man shall leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. v25 And the man and the wife were both naked and were not ashamed. It is interesting to note the man and his wife were not ashamed; just a generation ago few homosexuals in America were openly touting their sexuality, and now we have homosexual gay pride parades in many cities as well as the seventh state of Washington prepared to adopt passage of a bill to legalize homosexual "marriage". God declared in His word in Leviticus 18:22, "You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination." Many other passages in both the old and new testaments, including the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, warn against this sin and God repeatedly states that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. 1 Corinthians 6:9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate(male prostitutes),nor homosexuals, v10 nor theives, nor the covetous, nor drundards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

So what can the righteous do? If you are living in sin (you are not righteous), in some kind of lifestyle that is sexually immoral, get out of it immediately. Paul says in 1 Corinthians 6:18 Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside his body, but the immoral man sins against his own body. If you have family members trapped in homosexuality or other immoral behavior, know that God has not given up on them, that He loves them and does not wish for any to perish, but for all to come to repentance and the knowledge of salvation. Pray for them unceasingly, bind and loose in the name of Jesus, and then watch and wait for the Lord to move. Some may choose to stay in that lifestyle and therefore suffer eternal condemnation, but let it be said that you or I never gave up praying for them. I have seen the Lord move in mighty ways in men in the prison to set them free from all types of immorality, with God anything is possible. So keep praying and believe! God bless you, in Christ, Jim

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