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THE CUTTING EDGE
When the United States Supreme Court issued their ruling recently that legalized Sodomy, I shook my head in total disbelief and in a rightful fear of God. Immediately, I realized that these Justices had just opened a spiritual portal from this dimension into the spiritual, demonic realm. This spiritual portal will act as a "Jacob's Ladder", allowing demons to pour into this dimension [Read NEWS1050, "Satan's Divisions of Hell", to see how the demonic host come into and work in this dimension].
I shook because I am well aware of the burning anger of the Lord God once it is kindled. But, this lot are so ignorant of God they do not know enough to be scared stiff. Listen to God's Righteous Anger:
"In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord ..." [2 Thess 1:8-9]
"... whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: For our God is a consuming fire." [Heb 12:28-29]
What are the words of that old favorite pop tune? "Fools rush in where angels fear to tread".
As you read this description of God's actual judgment which He carried out in the nation of Israel, stop to think of the true nature of Almighty God; He is not just love, and His anger has been kindled mightily by this Gay - Lesbian legalization, occurring at the same so many other End of the Age prophecies are coming to fruition. First, let us examine some stories that highlight the danger America is now in and then let us examine this Biblical account of God's physical judgment of Israel.
Let us begin by examining the sorry record of the Apostate Church, since the Church has always been Jesus' Guardian of the morals of society; therefore, if a society has fallen deeply into sexual sin, the Church is to blame. In fact, we have long taught that Antichrist can only arise on the world scene if -- and when -- the Christian Church goes into deep apostasy - Read our treatise on this subject in our "Outcome Based Religion" section.
CHURCH NOW PROMOTING GAY - LESBIAN PRACTICES
NEWS BRIEF: "Episcopal Bishop Wolf Asked: Is Homosexuality A Sin?", by Felice Freyer, The Providence Sunday Journal, August 10. 2003.
"PROVIDENCE -- The Right Rev. Geralyn Wolf, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Providence, said she doesn't know whether or nor homosexual behavior is a sin ... In the few places where the Bible refers to homosexuality, Wolf said, it may be in language that we don't understand today. The Bible's condemnation of 'debauchery' may not specifically refer to homosexuality, she said. 'We recognize there are many gays and lesbians who are faithful', she said. 'It became apparent to me that our church society, culture are in a state of change, question, confusion. The church is the place to ask the questions, not necessarily have all the answers." [Page A-1, 14]
As I read this utter nonsense coming from the lips of a person who thinks herself a genuine Christian, I was so outraged I hardly knew where to begin! Over the past two decades, as I have read all the many articles about how far the Episcopal Church has drifted from Biblical faith, the entire subject seemed both very troubling and distant. For some reason, the full impact of the apostasy that was occurring seemed somewhat detached, for that was not the world in which I was moving and working. However, this story and this quote has brought this terrible situation into real, stark reality in my mind! And, I am left writhing in spiritual pain, to think that so much abomination -- so much spiritual debauchery -- could be contained in one short paragraph!
Now, let us examine one more quote from another bishop of this sorry church about this issue, revealing even greater spiritual blindness.
NEWS BRIEF: "Bishop surprised self with vote to OK gay prelate", By ELIZABETH CLARKE, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer, Palm Beach Post, Monday, Aug. 11, 2003.
"Southeast Florida Episcopal Bishop Leo Frade voted to approve the church's first openly gay bishop last week -- but not until he searched his soul, prayed and fasted so diligently that he lost 10 pounds ... But as Frade prayed about his vote, he found his answer in the book of Micah, in the answer to the prophet's question: 'What shall I bring to the Lord? 'Fade paraphrases the answer: 'What God wants from you is to do justice, love, mercy and to walk humbly in front of your God. And that's precisely what I did.' He was the only leader of Florida's five Episcopal dioceses to vote for confirmation."
At this point, we need to issue a solemn spiritual warning: if a Biblically ignorant person attempts to arrive at spiritual truth by fasting and praying, that person is opening themselves up to demonic deception! Since God never contradicts Himself, Bishop Frade could not have discovered in the book of Micah the message that he was to vote "yes" on the gay bishop issue when the passages below clearly forbid such practices!
Now, let us quickly see the kind of bishop the Episcopal Church has just voted into office as "bishop".
NEWS BRIEF: "Gay bishop to address homosexual Christians", The Washington Times, August 8, 2003.
"LONDON The Episcopal Church's first openly homosexual bishop will deliver a keynote speech to homosexual Christians during a visit to Britain ... Mr. Robinson, 56, who left his wife and two children 13 years ago to live with his homosexual lover ..."
This bishop committed the sin of adultery by leaving his wife and two children and then committed the sin of homosexuality! We can clearly see that this "bishop" has such evil fruits there is no way he is a Biblical Christian and the Episcopal Church has fallen into such sin and disrepute it can no longer be viewed as Christian. Finally, there can be no such a thing as a "Christian homosexual". Water would be dry before a homosexual can be Christian. Such people are going to awaken at the White Throne Judgment only to discover they were never genuinely saved, a subject about which we speak more broadly later.
CLEAR BIBLICAL TEACHING ON HOMOSEXUALITY
Let us begin with what the Bible teaches about the sin of homosexuality; you will discover that the subject is not confusing, nor is it confined to the one word, "debauchery". Both Bishop Wolf and Frade were reading in the wrong part of the Bible if they could not find clear teaching on homosexuality. We shall list these crystal clear teachings, below.
Remember, one of God's attributes is that He is Eternal; therefore, He never changes. What made Him mad 4,000 years ago makes Him equally mad today, and will make Him equally mad forever. The one concept we Christians reject totally and out-of-hand is this nonsensical notion that humans have the power to rewrite moral code, or to say that this present "modern" society is past the point of looking down on Gays. God never changes. Repeat this sentence until you get it right. Its meaning may just save your soul.
Furthermore, we are not trying to deny the human side of homosexuality. We know that Gay couples, both male and female, feel love and commitment to one another. We know that most Gay people are "nice" people. We know that homosexuals experience nearly the full range of human emotion that heterosexuals experience. However, after acknowledging all this, there is also no doubt that these factors do not change God's severe prohibition against this practice.
At this point, let us pause to examine God's strong and unambiguous Biblical prohibitions against homosexuality.
This is what God says about Homosexuality in His Bible. But, first, understand that God teaches that He gave every word of the Scriptures to His servants to record. Every word is God-breathed. If there was only ONE instance in the entire Bible where God issued a prohibition against homosexuality, that ONE instance would be more than enough to enforce that command for all eternity.
Finally, we must also remember that, while God never changes His mind about any of His moral commands, Satan is all too ready to step in to deceive people that God does change, teaching that His commandments mean something other than a clear normal reading would indicate.
Now, this is what the Bible COMMANDS regarding homosexuality, both male and female:
1) Leviticus 20:13
"If a man lies with a male as if he were a women, both men have committed an offense -- perverse, corrupt, unnatural, abhorrent, and detestable." (Repeated in chapter 18:22 -- Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary)
The King James Version uses the word "Abomination" instead of abhorrent. God also issued this command against homosexuality in Leviticus 18:22, again referring to this practice as an "abomination". In chapters 18 and 20, God uses this word, "abomination" five times in connection with His prohibitions against the various sexual sins. Do you think God was trying to impress something upon us? The phrase, "If a man lies with a male as if he were a women" unmistakably refers to gay sex; there can be no other meaning! And, this meaning is not ambiguous!
2) The entire chapter of Leviticus 18 governs the practice of various types of sexual sin, including homosexual sin in verse 22. God concludes His warnings in 18:24-29, "Do not defile yourselves in any of these ways, for in all these things the ... land is defiled; therefore, I visit the iniquity of it upon it, and the land itself vomits out her inhabitants...Who ever commits any of these abominations shall be cut off (killed) from his people."
In other words, God just pronounced the Death Penalty for anyone practicing homosexuality! These are strong words from an Omnipotent, Eternal and Unchanging God.
Did you understand that, in God's eyes, the land itself is defiled by this type of sin? In other words, God views the nation, which allows homosexuality to flourish, as being defiled. This is the reason God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, and this is the way in which He views America today, even as American Gays are still celebrating their great national "coming out" party. We humans are worried greatly about polluting our rivers, streams, lakes, air, and land with various pollutants. However, God says the pollution about which we should really be concerned is moral pollution!! We are polluting our American land with this sexual sin!
And, yet, this woman -- Bishop Wolf -- who calls herself "Christian" has the unmitigated gall to tell the world that she does not know whether homosexuality is a sin, that the Bible is unclear on the subject, and that the Church of Jesus Christ is so inadequate that it does not have all the answers to this question? This woman is likely to wake up at the White Throne Judgment, screaming to a very angry Jesus, "Lord, Lord, why am I not going to heaven"? [Matthew 7:21-23]
3) Deuteronomy 23:17 , God forbids cult prostitution, either male or female. "There shall be no cult prostitute among the daughters of Israel, neither shall there be a cult prostitute (a sodomite) among the sons of Israel." (Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary)
Now, I ask you, is this wording "in language that we don't understand
today"? As my Dad used to say to me when I was being ridiculous about one
of his rules, "What part of 'No' do you not understand"?
This bishop is being obscenely ridiculous! She is attempting to justify one
of the most grievous sins in the world, while deceiving so many people in the
4) 1 Corinthians 6:9, "Do not be deceived [there's that word again], neither the impure and immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who participate in homosexuality...shall inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God." [Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]
Spiritual deception is THE Hallmark Characteristic of the End of the Age, as Jesus made quite plain in Matthew 24, when He warned of it three times in the first 24 verses -- verses 4, 11, 24. In verse 24, Jesus was most explicit. Listen carefully to His eternal Words:
"For false Christs and false prophets will arise, and they will show great signs and wonders so as to deceive and lead astray, if possible, even the elect (God's chosen ones). (Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary)
The stark reality is that, if you are being deceived by this charlatan, you are not "God's chosen one" and you must stop, repent of your sin, and ask forgiveness through His precious blood on Calvary!
5) 1 Timothy 1:8-11, Paul lists all the sins which are properly controlled by the Old Testament Law. One of the sins so mentioned is "those who abuse themselves with men". This is a polite Elizabethan English way of referring to homosexuality. The 1599 Geneva Bible was much more plain about the meaning of this verse, as it calls such men "buggerers", the Old English word for homosexual!
6) "Religious" leaders of the homosexual movement erroneously teach that Jesus never condemned homosexuality; therefore, based upon the always spurious 'Conclusion By Silence' they teach that Jesus must have looked favorably upon homosexuality. Have we got news for you!! Jesus is the author of the Book of Revelation. Look what he states at the very End of the Age, just after the final judgment. In Chapter 21, Jesus tells us that certain people will be cast eternally into "the lake that blazes with fire and brimstone." (verse 8) However, earlier in this verse, Jesus listed those types of people who would be cast into this Lake of Fire. He includes those who are "depraved and defiled with abominations..." Jesus used the same words, "defiled" and "abominations" here that He used in Leviticus 18 and 20 to refer to homosexual acts!!! Remember also that God said in Leviticus 18 and 20 that these sexual sins defiled the land, and the land would vomit out her inhabitants. Here, Jesus reiterates that this sexual sin defiles and will cause its practitioner to be cast into "the lake that blazes with fire and brimstone."
"Be not deceived; God is not mocked. Whatsoever a man sows, that and only that is what he shall reap."
"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." [Ephesians 5:6; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary
No group of people have been more deluding with empty excuses and groundless arguments than homosexuals! They have eagerly grasped at each and every straw that some supposed "religious expert" has given them. No group on earth has gone to greater lengths to justify their sexual practices. This one verse should reiterate in the mind and heart of every gay and lesbian who thinks they have the "christian thing" covered.
"Let no one delude and deceive you with empty excuses and groundless arguments for these sins..."
That word, "deceived" keeps popping up again and again in the Bible, particularly during the End of The Age. Read for yourself the many warnings Jesus uttered in Matthew 24 against being taken in by the unparalleled deception which would occur at the End of the Age. And when did this End of the Age begin? When Israel returned back to her land as a nation, just as the Old Testament prophecies foretold she would. Therefore, when Israel returned back to her land in 1948, Bible scholars knew that the world had entered into the End of the Age. Right on cue, spiritual deception began to make dramatic inroads in American churches. We detail this slide into false teaching in our churches in Radio Transcript CE1027, "Churches/Homosexuality -- Sign of the End". Just as the Bible foretold, Protestant Mainline Churches began to move dramatically away from the True Faith in 1948, when the World Wide Council of Churches began. Now, five decades later, these churches have moved so far away from the Truth of the Bible that they are now teaching that Homosexuality is not condemned in the Bible and are reaffirming homosexuals in their lifestyle.
This situation is tantamount to convincing someone who is standing on a railroad track that a train is NOT REALLY bearing down on them. Bishop Wolf is that person, trying her level best to convince her followers that homosexuality is NOT REALLY condemned by the God of the Bible!
One of the biggest lies ever to come down the pike is that Modern Science has "proven" that Homosexuality is predisposed at birth; therefore, no one can be held accountable for practicing that lifestyle. Americans have the bad habit of deifying Modern Science, believing it to be 100% neutral, interested only in the truth. However, remember the old adage: "While figures do not lie, liars do figure". Some "scientists" have long been anxious for the money and fame within the more affluent Homosexual community that a best-selling book might bring, or a promotional speaking tour might realize. Therefore, we believe they deliberately skew facts and figures to support their prejudices and goals. Finally, remember, also, that "science" boldly declared, prior to the Civil War, that scientific "evidence" conclusively "proved" that whites were superior to blacks. Today, we laugh at such ludicrous statements, yet we swallow the same type of lies about homosexuality being "predisposed". Don't be deceived by this lie; your precious soul, for whom Jesus Christ died, is at stake. You will discover, to your horror, at the White Throne Judgment of Revelation 20:11-15, that God has not, and never will, change His mind about Homosexuality being grievous sin. For, when you stand face-to-face with the Savior at the White Throne, you will not be able to alter your eternal destiny of Hell. It would be far better that you read the Scriptures, believe them, and trust in Jesus Christ, repenting of all your sins, including Homosexuality. Then, you will truly live.
Let us return to this article one more time, as Bishop Wolf defends her decision to vote affirmatively to elect an openly gay bishop who abandoned his wife and two children so he could live with his gay lover. You will see that she openly admits that she and the Episcopal Church are wandering around in a spiritual "wilderness".
"In a conversation with reporters at the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island headquarters yesterday, Wolf said that she and her church are on a journey through 'the wilderness' as they seek to determine God's will on homosexuality. 'In the midst of my own waffling, it came to me that I needed Gene Robinson in the wilderness with me', Wolf said, explaining her vote to approve the Rev. V. Gene Robinson as bishop of New Hampshire. 'We need to have him in our midst to further the conversation'." [Ibid.]
What sheer spiritual stupidity! Bishop Wolf says she is seeking God's Will on homosexuality when the Bible is so very clear on the subject! Wolf and other bishops must feel they are in spiritual wilderness in this subject, because God has already cast them there! By defending homosexuality and electing a gay bishop, these current Episcopalians are "workers of iniquity". Listen to God's Word:
* "He cast upon them the fierceness of his anger, wrath, and indignation, and trouble, by sending evil angels among them." [Psalms 78:49] Do not be deceived: The Master Evil Spirit, the demon Larz, specializes in the propagation of all sexual sin, including homosexuality. Please read NEWS1050 to see how Satan has organized Hell in order to torment and lead people spiritually astray. Homosexuality results in severe demon possession! Do not ever, ever be deceived on this point. The rage, the inexhaustible sexual hunger, and the wild ways associated with homosexuality occur because of a very special type of demon possession.
Further, one former Satanist, Cisco Wheeler, told me just today that, since homosexuality is an inherent part of Baal worship, the Supreme Court decision legalizing this lifestyle will result in a return in this country to Baal worship. Time and time again, God brought Israel into annihilating physical judgment because they were worshipping Baal. Cisco then told me something that froze my blood, and she is Biblically correct.
By the time a person crosses the line forbidding homosexual practices, that is the last line of defense God has erected against human sacrifice. In God's eyes, the practice of homosexuality is nearly as abominable as the practice of human sacrifice; therefore, when a nation crosses the line prohibiting homosexuality, the people of that nation will cross the human sacrifice line very soon. In fact, Satanists have always viewed abortion as the highest form of human sacrifice acceptable to Lord Satan, a all former Satanists have independently told me. America has started her human sacrifice with Abortion, continued it with Partial Birth Abortion; at the time of Satan's choosing, America will have no trouble accepting actual human sacrifice.
Are you beginning to get a sense of the seriousness of this Supreme Court ruling?
God describes the kind of false spiritual leaders who would teach
that such grievous sin is not sin, deceiving many. He also describes their final
* "There are the workers of iniquity fallen: they are cast down, and shall not be able to rise." [Psalms 36:12]
* "Shall they escape by iniquity? in thine anger cast down the people, O God." [Psalms 56:7]
* "They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah." [Psalms 62:4]
* "Therefore as the fire devoureth
the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness,
and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of
the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel ... Therefore
is the anger of the LORD kindled ... their carcases were torn in the midst of
the streets..." [Isaiah 5:24-25]
This prophesied judgment actually did occur against Israel! Note that God physically killed these people because "they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel"! Bishops Wolf and Frade do not even know enough about this Eternal God to realize they should be shaking in their boots in fear of Him for the abominations that have just flowed from their mouths!
What does that old popular refrain go? "Fools rush in where angels fear to tread"!
* "But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt. There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked." [Isaiah 57:20-21]
When Bishop Wolf admitted that the Episcopalian Church was wandering about in the "wilderness", she spoke more truth than she realized! Her words seem very sorrowful to me, as she admitted that she and the church were wandering in the "wilderness".
* "Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, saith the LORD." [Jer 6:15]
Homosexuality is one of the greatest sins against God and the Episcopalian Church is certainly "not at all ashamed" for their abomination.
* "I will prepare destroyers against thee, every one with his weapons: and they shall cut down thy choice cedars, and cast them into the fire." [Jer 22:7] Remember this concept, for we shall speak much of it, below: God threatened Israel that He would "prepare destroyers against thee, every one with his weapons".
* "For if God spared not the angels
that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness,
to be reserved unto judgment ... And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha
into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those
that after should live ungodly ... The Lord knoweth how to .... reserve the
unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished." [2 Peter
2:4, 6, 9]
Bishop Wolf and all other leaders and members of the Episcopal Church and all other churchmen who are lusting in their efforts to include homosexuality within the "broad tent" of the "church", you have been warned now by the Word of God. Even if you were so ignorant of Scripture before, you now have no excuse, as we have pulled out the relevant passages for you. You stand in danger of losing your precious souls to the Eternal God of the Bible. While today is still called today, repent and ask forgiveness through Jesus' precious blood.
Oh, yes, do not allow the door to hit you in the back as you exit the Episcopal Church!
GOD'S JUDGMENT UPON ISRAEL - SPIRITUAL REALM CARRIED OUT BY BABYLON'S ARMIES
Ezekiel, Chapter 9
To fully understand this terribly stark passage, we need to examine some Bible commentaries. God did execute exactly this type of judgment some years after He presented this apocalyptic vision to the Prophet Ezekiel. Listen to one commentary speak of Ezekiel 9:
"The vision in this chapter seems intended to denote the general destruction of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, excepting a few pious individuals that were distressed at the abominations that were committed in the land; who, in order to be delivered from the general calamity, were MARKED, in allusion, perhaps, to the custom of eastern princes, who marked their servants in the forehead, or rather to the custom very frequent among the Pagan worshippers, of indelibly imprinting on different parts of their body the marks of their idols. To indicate, likewise, that God was soon to forsake the temple, the shechinah, or glorious symbol of his presence, is seen to remove from the inner sanctuary to the threshold or door of the temple, 1-7. The prophet intercedes for his people; but God, on account of the greatness of their sins, will not be entreated, 8-11."
Adam Clarke's Commentary
God's mark, placed upon the few righteous individuals, is not visible to the physical eye, but can be seen only by the spiritual eye. Adam Clarke discusses this fact, closing with this remark: "The symbolical action teaches us that God, in general judgments, will make a distinction between the innocent and the guilty, between the penitent and the hardened sinner." Adam Clarke's Commentary
This mark is symbolic, but it had the effect of sparing the life of each righteous person when the Babylonian slaughter began. God is enacting the judgment scene in the heavenly sphere that He later caused to happen on the physical scene, utilizing the Babylonian Army to physically carry out the slaughter in Jerusalem. In NEWS1809, we went to great detail describing how the Illuminati may have just performed the ritual in the spiritual realm of Antichrist arising, preceding his actual appearance on earth. God is doing the exact same thing here in Ezekiel 9; He is performing the execution of the wicked in Jerusalem in the spiritual realm well ahead of the actual physical destruction carried out by the Babylonian Army against Jerusalem.
This exciting reality means that every single Babylonian soldier was under the control of the angelic host! Every single Babylonian soldier was given the impulse to either strike a deadly blow or refrain from striking a deadly blow from an angel controlling the entire scene of annihilation! Not one righteous person died upon whom the angel in linen placed God's spiritual seal on his forehead. What a mighty God we serve! We serve a God Who can do this for you and for me as we go through the terrible Last Birth Pangs (World War III) that will produce Antichrist. We have the spiritual seal of the Holy Spirit, placed upon us the moment we were saved.
Let us now examine another commentary for additional insight.
"We seal what we wish to guard securely. When all things else on earth are confounded, God will secure His people from the common ruin. God gives the first charge as to their safety before He orders the punishment of the rest (Ps 31:20 Isa 26:20, 21). So in the case of Lot and Sodom (Ge 19:22); also the Egyptian first-born were not slain till Israel had time to sprinkle the blood-mark, ensuring their safety" Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary
In Ezekiel 9, the time had come for God to deliver His physical annihilating judgment upon the nation, Israel, for their repeated sins -- especially the sin of Satan worship. No matter that God had pleaded for over 100 years for Israel to repent and turn from her idol worship, Israel had persistently refused, clinging hard to the pleasures of Satanism. But, now the time had come for judgment, and God gave Ezekiel this vision so he would know that, when the Babylonian Army began the slaughter, they were acting only as God's deliverers of judgment. This judgment slaughter carried out in the heavenly sphere preceded the actual physical slaughter at the hands of the Babylonians; once this spiritual slaughter had been enacted, the physical slaughter was inevitable.
The Vision -- In Segments
"THE SPIRIT cried in my ears in the vision with a loud voice, saying, Cause those to draw near who have charge over the city [as executioners], every man with his destroying weapon in his hand. And behold, six men came from the direction of the Upper Gate, which faces north, every man with his battle-ax in his hand; and one man among them was clothed in linen, with a writer's ink bottle at his side. And they went in and stood beside the bronze altar." [Ezekiel 9:1-2; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary, unless indicated otherwise]
The Holy Spirit called the heavenly executioning angels to come to Jerusalem, each one carry his "destroying weapon", probably a double-headed axe. "By those six men with destroying weapons the Chaldeans are (symbolically) represented, who had received commission to destroy the city ... There appears to have been six men with a sort of slaughter-bills, and one man with an inkhorn."Adam Clarke's Commentary
The man with an inkhorn represents God's Mercy and Love for His own people, the people who are in right standing with Him. This angel is clothed in linen. Listen to the special significance of him wearing linen.
" ... linen" characterized the high priest (Le 16:4); emblematic of purity. The same garment is assigned to the angel of the Lord ... by the contemporary Daniel (Da 10:5 Da 12:6, 7). Therefore the intercessory High Priest in heaven must be meant (Zec 1:12)." Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary
Thus, consistent with God's plan to rescue the righteous before He pours out His judgment upon the wicked, the angel clothed in linen marks with some type of "ink" form the ink bottle he carries. The executioners then cannot touch any one upon whose forehead this spiritual ink has been placed.
The "bronze altar" is symbolic of God's firm judgment.
"... And [the Lord] called to the man clothed with linen, who had the writer's ink bottle at his side. And the Lord said to him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men who sigh and groan over all the abominations that are committed in the midst of it." [Ezekiel 9:3-4]
Thank God that He will not destroy the righteous with the wicked
when He executes His judgments! As the righteous Abraham said of God after he
implored Him not to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah: "Will You destroy the righteous
(those upright and in right standing with God) together with the wicked? Far
be it from You to do such a thing--to slay the righteous with the wicked ..."
God does take note of the righteous, even though they may be the distinct minority in the area in which he or she is living. Here, before He executes judgment upon these terribly wicked people of Israel who had willfully ignored His warnings for over 100 years, God sends an angel through the population ahead of the executioners to put a mark upon the foreheads of each righteous person so they will not be killed along with the wicked.
Note that God has singled out one special characteristic for which He is looking to decide whether to spare a person; He is looking for people whose hearts are specially vexed over the scenes of sin they see in the culture around them. People genuinely Born Again will feel great vexation of spirit when they encounter sin in the culture in which they are living. The word "vex" is especially significant. Listen to the definition of "vex"::
"To irritate or annoy ... bother, pester, to toss about, stir up, agitate". - Tormont Webster's Illustrated Encyclopedic Dictionary
Is your soul, your conscience, sorely vexed when you see sin in the culture around you? When you see blatant sin in public, or on TV, or in Entertainment, or anywhere else you encounter it, do you feel a severe vexation in your spirit? The Bible says of Lot, who was foolish enough to live and to do business in Sodom:
"(God) delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds)" [2 Peter 2:7-8]
If your heart is "vexed" by the terrible sin in our daily culture, that is an excellent sign you are saved. If your spirit is not vexed by this sin, that is a good sign you are not saved. Certainly, the only reason we know Lot is in Heaven is because of this passage in 2 Peter that tells us of his vexation of spirit, plus this is the only recorded criteria by which God spared these people in Jerusalem as recorded in Ezekiel 9.
"And to the others He said in my hearing, Follow [the man with the ink bottle] through the city and smite; let not your eye spare, neither have any pity. Slay outright the elderly, the young man and the virgin, the infant and the women; but do not touch or go near anyone on whom is the mark. Begin at My sanctuary." [Ezekiel 9:5-6a]
Once God had identified those whom He was going to slaughter in judgment, He cautioned His executioner angels carrying the double-bladed axes not to spare anyone who did not have the mark. All the wicked were to be killed: elderly, young man, virgin, infant, women. That God would destroy infants is particularly testing for me, but you have to conclude that children were deemed righteous or wicked based upon the sins of their parents. Since God is never unjust, this explanation is the only that makes sense. Truly, it is of extreme importance for the parents of a child to be walking with the Lord at the time their children are growing up in the home!
"Begin at My sanctuary."
The last sentence of verses 5-6a jars me strongly, and takes us right back to the theme of this article. God orders that the physical annihilation start at the doors of His sanctuary, His church, His Temple. You see, the priests of this day had taken the people far from God through their teaching of the "Traditions of the Fathers". They had polluted God's original commandments, and were teaching matters far removed from them. In fact, the priests were not even teaching God's commandments any more! So the people were under a double curse: they were deprived of the actual Word of God while being fed the spiritual lies contained within the "Traditions of the Fathers".
This is exactly what these churches who are accepting gays and lesbians in their midst are doing now! They are not teaching the full commandments of God's Holy Bible, as the quotes from this sorry Bishop Wolf so clearly reveal. She professed that she did not know God's Will regarding Homosexuality, because she considered the Bible "not clear" on the subject! Bishop Wolf never indicated that she had opened her Bible to find the answer, but she said that the church needed the gay bishop in their midst in order to help them find the answer! What sheer, unmitigated spiritual nonsense. To her and to this situation, Jesus' words to the equally blind Pharisees ring true:
* "Thou blind Pharisee..." [Matt 23:26]
* "The Pharisee took his stand ostentatiously and began to pray thus before and with himself..." [Luke 18:11; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary].
Thinking he was praying to God, this poor, deluded, and spiritually blind Pharisee was only praying to himself! Literally, his prayer never rose higher than the ceiling of the Temple! Thus it will be with any "prayer" this spiritually blind and deluded bunch offers to "god" about whether homosexuality is in accord with God's Will!!
* "O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance." [Matt 3:7-8] Homosexuality is one of the greatest bad spiritual fruits possible in God's sight! Do not be deceived.
* "But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees,
hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither
go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in." [Matt
23:13] This is exactly what these blind bishops are doing: they are going to
hell themselves but the people whom they are deluding are also going there.
* "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves." [Matt 23:15]. This message is a somber warning against all members of the Episcopal Church and any other church accepting gays and lesbians in their midst.
* "Woe unto you, ye blind guides..." [Matt 23:16]
* "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. [Matt 23:25] These bishops make such pretense of spiritual illumination and wisdom on the outside, when their stance on homosexuality reveals that their inner parts are full of all manner of spiritual death and "dead man's bones"! Do not be deceived!
* "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity." [Matt 23:27-28]
Sadly, these spiritually blind church leaders are leading an equally blind group of parishioners right into Hell. On the Day of the White Throne Judgment, when everyone who stands there will be cast into Hell, these leaders and their followers will lament as Jesus foretold. Listen:
"Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father Who is in heaven. Many will say to Me on that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name and driven out demons in Your name and done many mighty works in Your name? And then I will say to them openly (publicly), I never knew you; depart from Me, you who act wickedly, disregarding My commands." [Matthew 7:21-23; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary].
When Bishop Wolf and her ilk refuse to believe the clear teaching of the Bible that homosexuality is a grievous sin worthy of physical death -- saying the teaching is not clear -- they are acting "wickedly, disregarding My commands." If you are a member or an officer of any church allowing homosexual members, priests, or bishops, you must leave now and join a true, Bible-believing church. Your eternal soul is at stake!
Just as the Bible foretold, wickedness is getting greater and greater, now flooding the land. Homosexuality is now legalized through America, God has noticed, and our physical annihilation is inevitable. Are you spiritually ready? Is your family? Are you adequately protecting your loved ones? This is the reason for this ministry, to enable you to first understand the peril facing you, and then help you develop strategies to warn and protect your loved ones. Once you have been thoroughly trained, you can also use your knowledge as a means to open the door of discussion with an unsaved person. I have been able to use it many times, and have seen people come to Jesus Christ as a result. These perilous times are also a time when we can reach many souls for Jesus Christ, making an eternal difference.
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