Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Why Not be a Homosexual?

Just like the next saint of God, I hate and despise the sin of homosexuality. Not only is it a sin against God, but it is a sin against nature. However, God spoke to me tonight when I read a quote by an old saint, Martin Niemöller (1892-1984). This man of God founded a Bible-believing church movement in Germany and was imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp in the 1930's. As he reflected on that time, he often preached that silence is a sin of omission. In other words, by not speaking out against a thing, the person attributes to the problem and passively approves it. This is the quote I read when God began to speak:

"First they [the Nazis] came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist—so I said nothing. Then they came for the Social Democrats, but I was not a Social Democrat—so I did nothing. Then came the trade unionists, but I was not a trade unionist. And then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew—so I did little. Then when they came for me, there was no one left who could stand up for me."

God began to deal with me about the imbalance of prophetic utterance in the church. God has called his prophets to proclaim HIS heart, though many times we speak only the portion of God's heart that agrees with our own! Like the quote explains, we preach against only those things that offend us directly. We speak out only against the obvious, ignoring the "small" things that don't make us look like heroes. Yes, I am guilty of what God is showing me. Often, we preach against homosexuality in the world, but neglect the other sins right in the Body of Christ that bring God sorrow and reproach.

Why not be a homosexual? The very reasons we preach against this terrible sin are still problems with others PRACTICED AND IGNORED in the Body of Christ. God said we must be holy as He is holy. Jesus taught that a man who breaks a portion of the law is guilty of it all. Yes, we must continue to cry out against sexual immorality, but we must also begin to expose the subtle areas where the enemy has crept in. Many of us are guilty in these "hidden" areas...


1 Cor 6:18 Shun immorality {and} all sexual looseness [flee from impurity in thought, word, or deed]. Any other sin which a man commits is one outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body.

1 Cor 6:19 Do you not know that your body is the temple (the very sanctuary) of the Holy Spirit Who lives within you, Whom you have received [as a Gift] from God? You are not your own,

1 Cor 6:20 You were bought with a price [purchased with a preciousness and paid for, made His own]. So then, honor God {and} bring glory to Him in your body.

Oftentimes, the people of God tend to place "weight" on homosexual sin, because such sins are against God and the physical body, which should be reserved as the temple of the Holy Spirit. Yet, we fail to realize that one who does not become a living sacrifice according to Romans 12:1-2 is still defiling the same temple, though perhaps not in such an obvious manner.

We also fail to acknowledge, as is clear in the Amplified version, that such immorality stems not only from action, but also from thought and deed. How important is God's investment in you? As a saint of God, are you willing to flee all APPEARANCE of evil in order to resist temptation? As a prophet, I must warn the people of God that many of us have gotten too complacent - too high, mighty and dependent upon our own sense of security and holiness. Who are we to risk the investments God has placed in us? What valid reason do we have to fill our minds with lewd thoughts? Yes, we do it - movies, music, vile conversations, dirty jokes, worldly love novels, and the list goes on. Many would say we are to have fun, and I agree, but at what expense? What are you willing to risk? Where do you draw the line? It's a scary thing to know that so many are willing to RISK holiness by enticing the mind on a day to day basis. Why? The thought leads to the sin and STILL perverts the temple. It's time to preach TRUE HOLINESS and sanctification, SEPARATION from the ways of the world and RESISTANCE to the flesh!

I thank God that early in my Christian walk, I was trained by truly HOLY and SEPARATE women of God. Their thoughts and even their ambitions in the world were not equal to those OF the world. They were willing to SACRIFICE in order to please God. As my "Mama Shirley" used to tell me, "I'd rather get to heaven and find out I didn't have to do than get there and I find out I should have, but didn't." Were these women a little too extreme? Perhaps. Yet, I must say I'd rather be extreme in holiness than too loose. How important is pleasing God to you? Where is your line of conviction? Do you have an appearance of godliness while denying the power thereof? Do you look holy while on the same path as those in the very sin of homosexuality or any other abominations?

Saints of God, we must remember, WE ARE CALLED TO A HIGHER STANDARD. The world will be judged for the sin according to the law. For you, whenever you know what is right, but refuse to do it, to YOU, that is sin (James 4:17; Proverbs 16:25)! It's time for us to truly look different from the world. Why should they believe the word we preach if there is no difference?

There is some residue of sin that's still on many of us, and it is hindering ministry. I'm talking about sin that is apparent to the world, not the "deep" stuff we work on amongst the saints. They see it at our jobs, in our families, on the weekends at the grocery store, yet the church looks over it. It is stench in the nostrils of our Father. Some of us need to be DELIVERED and truly set free - we don't need the yoke to be loosed, but BROKEN and DESTROYED.

We talk about holiness, but when the rubber hits the road, WHERE IS IT? As soon as opposition comes, we want to change the Gospel and blame it on a prophetic revelation from God. NO! The Scriptures are true! The Father gives revelation into His Word, but He doesn't make a habit of giving free passes. You're just not that special!

Instead of trying to conjure up a "new" word in all of your holiness, be holy enough to deny your flesh and be a doer of His word, rather than a hearer only.

1 Cor 4:20 For the kingdom of God consists of {and} is based on not talk but power (moral power and excellence of soul).


Gal 5:19 Now the doings (practices) of the flesh are clear (obvious): they are immorality, impurity, indecency,

Gal 5:20 Idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, anger (ill temper), selfishness, divisions (dissensions), party spirit (factions, sects with peculiar opinions, heresies),

Gal 5:21 Envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like. I warn you beforehand, just as I did previously, that those who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

The prophetic word for this season is to stop discrediting the Word of God! Oftentimes, God's people are searching for single Scriptures to make a point - not for God, but for one more tally on a scoreboard - one more chance to be right. The same word we use to rebuke sexual spirits (and rightfully so) is also a word that rebukes many in the church, even many in the pulpit.

The SAME scripture reminds us that other works of the flesh include idolatry - your house, your car, your overwhelming desire for Louis Vuitton and Coach when your bills are not paid. Do we not think God will judge us when we get the hair and nails done every week, buy a new suit every Saturday, yet neglect the basic needs of our own children. How dare the "saints of God" walk as "divas" when their own children look ragged and neglected! Can I be real? Where are our priorities? Sorcery - your controlling spirits and the lack of submission you have to leadership in the church AND in the home. We often preach that even when leadership is in error, submission is required, yet we fail to uphold this same standard in marriage or with our parents. Why the contradiction? Why the hypocricy?

Enmity, strife and jealousy - the people of God still can't rejoice with one another. We don't mourn when another mourns, but we'd rather beat them while they're down. Why? We're not in it for God's glory when we rejoice at the fall of another. How does that bring glory to our Father? How does that make YOU look as one called to ministry? Selfishness and divisions are rampant. We can't get to a point of knowing another by the spirit, because we allow the flesh to turn us away first. We are so easily offended that we don't allow the spirit to make a judgment. You're not always that discerning - sometimes you're just a hater!

Party spirits - How many more times will I hear it? "I didn't stop dancing, I just changed partners?" Perhaps that's the problem. We never stopped dancing long enough to get on our faces in worship. We haven't shut up the noise long enough to get a word from God? We want to bring the world into the house of God and stamp it as holy. There is no transformation. There is no sacrifice. Church is not meant for entertainment, though it has become a rather large source for just that. Entertainment is for the flesh. Who is willing to die that God will be pleased in worship? Where are the travailing saints, those carrying the labor pains and birthing the heart of God in this earth? When was the last time someone FEARED going into the house of God? I remember what it was like to dread going to church, knowing that the saints could smell the sin in my life. What happened? Where is the reverent fear of God AND HIS PEOPLE? Fear comes with respect. Respect comes with integrity, and integrity is sealed with reputation... Ahhhh....

None of these offences shall inherit the Kingdom of God. How can we be complacent in shunning homosexuality when we allow all the rest? The end thereof, regardless of the path taken, is still death!


Rom 13:11 Besides this you know what [a critical] hour this is, how it is high time now for you to wake up out of your sleep (rouse to reality). For salvation (final deliverance) is nearer to us now than when we first believed (adhered to, trusted in, and relied on Christ, the Messiah).

Rom 13:12 The night is far gone and the day is almost here. Let us then drop (fling away) the works {and} deeds of darkness and put on the [full] armor of light.

Rom 13:13 Let us live {and} conduct ourselves honorably {and} becomingly as in the [open light of] day, not in reveling (carousing) and drunkenness, not in immorality and debauchery (sensuality and licentiousness), not in quarreling and jealousy.

Rom 13:14 But clothe yourself with the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah), and make no provision for [indulging] the flesh [put a stop to thinking about the evil cravings of your physical nature] to [gratify its] desires (lusts).

I love Paul's message - WAKE UP! The saints need to sober up and understand that nothing is so DEEP that it causes you to surpass the call to holiness. How many of us are trying to walk in the light, but still partake in "deeds of darkness?" Lying to the bill collector - telling your children to announce you're not home... Buying a dress to wear to the conference, then taking it back to the store claiming it was the "wrong size"... Floating checks we know won't clear... Buying and selling boot leg videos and CD's... Yes, I'm guilty too, and IT MUST CEASE. Of course, we have our reasons, but it's still deceit. It's still lying. It's still sin. What is your level of ambition in God? How close to perfect do you really want to be? It's not worth missing God.

We are commanded to live honorably "as in the day." In other words, there should be nothing hidden. We should be transparent to the world. WE MUST OBEY THE LAWS OF THIS LAND, so long as they don't go against the Word of God. We often quote that no weapon formed against us shall prosper...that every tongue that rises against us in judgment shall fall. This, according to the REST of the Scriptures, is the inheritance only of those that belong to the Father. Holy living will cause this to be true. However, THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO THOSE WHO DON'T LIVE HOLY LIVES. Stop lying to yourself and others. Don't give false comfort. Lusts for the things of this world have opened a major door for subtle sins that still lead to the same BIG hell! We cannot ignore it any longer. Be holy as God is holy!


1 Cor 6:8 But [instead it is you] yourselves who wrong and defraud, and that even your own brethren [by so treating them]!

1 Cor 6:9 Do you not know that the unrighteous {and} the wrongdoers will not inherit {or} have any share in the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived (misled): neither the impure {and} immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who participate in homosexuality,

(KJV Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,)

1 Cor 6:10 Nor cheats (swindlers and thieves), nor greedy graspers, nor drunkards, nor foulmouthed revilers {and} slanderers, nor extortioners {and} robbers will inherit {or} have any share in the kingdom of God. (KJV Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.)

1 Cor 6:11 And such some of you were [once]. But you were washed clean (purified by a complete atonement for sin and made free from the guilt of sin), and you were consecrated (set apart, hallowed), and you were justified [pronounced righteous, by trusting] in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the [Holy] Spirit of our God.

Have we really been washed CLEAN, or were we just rubbed over? Are there still spots evident in our day to day lives? Are we still stealing from our jobs (ink pens and paper are included), our churches and even God? Are we still causing riots and upsets in public, making unnecessary scenes and being disrespectful because we think we have a "right" as Christians? Men, are you still twitching and flipping your wrist, though you've walked away from the ACT of homosexuality (this is what effiminate means - look it up!). Women, do you still insist on looking like a thug, claiming it's necessary to reach the young men in the church? Are you still proclaiming that you can do everything a man can do? No wonder there is an identity crisis in the spirit realm - there is still an identity crisis in the natural!

Have we really been made COMPLETELY FREE? I've heard so many preach of power struggles. Power struggles come when people don't know their place and/or identity. Men and women were made differently, and God did it for a purpose. There are many who have not indulged in acts of homosexuality, but still act against the nature of what God called them to be. There are still men who refuse to stand up and take care of their families. The Bible (not Joy) said you are worse than an infidel and should not eat. There are women who still bring their husbands shame. The Bible (not Joy), said that a virtuous woman is a crown to her husband and that her children will call her blessed. What do your husband and children say about you when you're not around? Yes, it does matter. Your ministry is first to your home. Uh oh! God first, then your own household. God, help us! We've got this thing twisted!


1 Cor 5:9 I wrote you in my [previous] letter not to associate [closely and habitually] with unchaste (impure) people--

1 Cor 5:10 Not [meaning of course that you must] altogether shun the immoral people of this world, or the greedy graspers and cheats {and} thieves or idolaters, since otherwise you would need to get out of the world {and} human society altogether!

1 Cor 5:11 But now I write to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of [Christian] brother if he is known to be guilty of immorality or greed, or is an idolater [whose soul is devoted to any object that usurps the place of God], or is a person with a foul tongue [railing, abusing, reviling, slandering], or is a drunkard or a swindler {or} a robber. [No] you must not so much as eat with such a person.

1 Cor 5:12 What [business] of mine is it {and} what right have I to judge outsiders? Is it not those inside [the church] upon whom you are to pass disciplinary judgment [passing censuring sentence on them as the facts require]?

1 Cor 5:13 God alone sits in judgment on those who are outside. Drive out that wicked one from among you [expel him from your church].

I must say this carefully, but it must be pronounced. The church was established with a protocol for excommunication. Yes, it is God's will that some people be PUT OUT and CUT OFF. Because we haven't been completely obedient to the Word, those who should have been dismissed have caused havock in the Body. The leaven has spoiled the whole lump!

As Paul said, it is our DUTY to judge within the church (v.12). We are not even driving the wicked out of our own individual lives. God has been speaking to me for years about being guilty by association. Hear the word of the Lord - CUT THEM OFF! There are some who should not have access to you if you are called of God for His work. Leaders, you are allowing wolves access to the sheep you are leading. There are sheep being rebuked when they run, while the wolves are allowed to stay! Cancerous "decoys" calling themselves saints are making waves in the Body of Christ.


Eph 5:3 But immorality (sexual vice) and all impurity [of lustful, rich, wasteful living] or greediness must not even be named among you, as is fitting {and} proper among saints (God's consecrated people).

Eph 5:4 Let there be no filthiness (obscenity, indecency) nor foolish {and} sinful (silly and corrupt) talk, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting {or} becoming; but instead voice your thankfulness [to God].

Eph 5:5 For be sure of this: that no person practicing sexual vice or impurity in thought or in life, or one who is covetous [who has lustful desire for the property of others and is greedy for gain]--for he [in effect] is an idolater--has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

Eph 5:6 Let no one delude {and} deceive you with empty excuses {and} groundless arguments [for these sins], for through these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of rebellion {and} disobedience.

Eph 5:7 So do not associate {or} be sharers with them.

Saints of God, we tend to get offended when we are told things we do are not "fitting" or "becoming". Yet, we must realize this walk is not about us. There are people watching. Our LIVES must be a sacrifice. We must LOOK LIKE JESUS. That means IT SHOULD BE HARD. No one is able to walk in holiness without the Holy Spirit. There is a REASON. It is difficult, but that's no excuse. It's a reasonable price - a reasonable sacrifice. If we continue to practice and associate with so much "hidden" sin, why not be homosexuals?


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