Reading some sobering verses today, in light of the fact that Obama came out in support of same sex marriages this past week. And then hearing all the heathen rejoicing in it, it has disturbed my soul, especially as I read these verses today.
Psalm 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.
Psalm 9:20 Put them in fear, O Lord: that the nations may know themselves to be but men.
And then I read on and saw this verse:
Psalm 12:8 The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.
God have mercy on the USA.
We are becoming as Sodom and Gomorrah of Genesis 19: The angels went to rescue Lot at Abraham’s persuasion, and yet the angels words (vs 12) were:
“Do you have anyone else here—sons-in-law, sons or daughters, or anyone else in the city who belongs to you? Get them out of here, 13because we are going to destroy this place. The outcry to the Lord against its people is so great that he has sent us to destroy it.”
The Bible plainly states in the New Testament what the sin was of that city that met with God’s wrath, in Jude 1:7…”Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange(Greek: different, other) flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.”
“Going after strange flesh” in the Bible is not necessarily homosexuality, as we are warned about the “strange” adulterous woman in Proverb 5:20; 7:5; but, the context of Jude 1:7 clearly implies homosexuality. “Going after strange flesh” means going after flesh “different” than what is rightfully ours to claim (our spouse’s body -1st Corinthians 7:4). Notice that Jude mentions both “fornication” and “going after strange flesh.”
Obviously, Sodom’s sins were more than fornication. The “strange” flesh simply refers to that which is forbidden by God for us to have, it is flesh outside the bounds of God’s laws; hence, the term “sexual deviance” (to deviate from what is acceptable to God).
We also read in 2nd Peter 2:6,7…“And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an example unto those that after should live ungodly; And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked.”
The “filthy conversation” of the wicked, literally means, the “filthy manner of life” of the wicked. The Greek noun for “conversation” is “anastrophe,” which means, “behavior.” Hence, Sodom and Gomorrah were saturated with sexual deviance, filthy behavior, and every form of godlessness known to mankind.
Oh, but my heart is heavy, with the condition of society today. God is a Just Judge. I have been reading about His Judgment Written. It is clear, so clear, in the scripture, that which the heathen and unrighteous will receive.
Believers and those who have known Christ but have backslidden into the corrupt ways of the world, Pray and turn yourselves unto the Lord, and receive his mercy. If enough people turn, to God, we may be able to turn away the impending judgment that the USA faces. Otherwise, knowing God has the right to judge the wicked, and our nation, may we pray for deliverance of ourselves, His righteous ones.
The safest place to be right now is secure in the hands of Your Loving Lord. So if you are “out of his hands” – get back in! And be quick about it! Time is running out.