Friday, July 27, 2012

Chick Fil A as a Signpost

In May, when our president made his endorsement of gay marriage, I recall an almost physical chill that settled on America. Our highest leaders, Biden and Obama officially entered into full rebellion with our Holy God, and the course of America turned toward a future of darkness that is hard to imagine. The president, on June 1st, proclaimed June 2012 to be LGBT Pride Month, thus turning the nation to a celebration of immorality. The American military is fully engaged in a celebration of immorality as well, with troops marching in gay pride parades in full uniform.
Isa 5:20  Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! 

Jeremiah calls out to America from the past, and speaks about droughts, and their cause.
Jer 14:1-7  The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah concerning the droughts.  (2)  "Judah mourns, And her gates languish; They mourn for the land, And the cry of Jerusalem has gone up.  (3)  Their nobles have sent their lads for water; They went to the cisterns and found no water. They returned with their vessels empty; They were ashamed and confounded And covered their heads.  (4)  Because the ground is parched, For there was no rain in the land, The plowmen were ashamed; They covered their heads.  (5)  Yes, the deer also gave birth in the field, But left because there was no grass.  (6)  And the wild donkeys stood in the desolate heights; They sniffed at the wind like jackals; Their eyes failed because there was no grass."  (7)  O LORD, though our iniquities testify against us, Do it for Your name's sake; For our backslidings are many, We have sinned against You.
It is no coincidence that drought, the worst in 50 years so far, also started in June 2012, the month America as a nation began celebrating immorality.
God’s justice through drought is sobering.

What is also sobering, is that Christian persecution in America has started with strength at the same time. In the Middle East, it is epidemic. Our Christian society in America is disappearing, and in it’s place is coming the same sort of persecution the Middle East is experiencing. John McTernnan has written about this better than I could. I encourage you to read this article.  He is confirming what I have said regarding the reprobates (those with wicked minds) beginning to bring the fight for immorality directly to those that are standing against it, Christian churches, businesses, and individuals.

Dan Cathy, the COO of Chick Fil A recently stated that he was for traditional marriage and biblical principles in news interviews. As a result, aside from the reprobate uproar, which has reached the mainstream media, the leaders of the cities of Boston and Chicago have declared that they will make it as difficult as possible for Chick Fil A to open restaurants in their cities. What is happening to Chick Fil A is, to me, a signpost. It is a sign showing us what time it is, and the time when we are beginning to be significantly persecuted because of a stand for God’s holiness is at hand.

If you would like to see how this is affecting individuals, simply take a stand for your Christian values and against the sins of immorality in the secular arena and see what kind of response you get. There is a good chance you will be met with unreasonable and abusive ranting. Ask me how I know.
I write this in the interest of making you aware of what is going on, so you can be ready. Ezekiel speaks of the responsibilities of a watchman.

Eze 33:1-6  Again the word of the LORD came to me, saying,  (2)  "Son of man, speak to the children of your people, and say to them: 'When I bring the sword upon a land, and the people of the land take a man from their territory and make him their watchman,  (3)  when he sees the sword coming upon the land, if he blows the trumpet and warns the people,  (4)  then whoever hears the sound of the trumpet and does not take warning, if the sword comes and takes him away, his blood shall be on his own head.  (5)  He heard the sound of the trumpet, but did not take warning; his blood shall be upon himself. But he who takes warning will save his life.  (6)  But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman's hand.'

I believe this battle will come to all of us eventually, and we will be forced to make a decision. We will either make our stand for God and His Holiness, or we will be pushed down by the evil roiling this country. We won’t be able to avoid it. I pray that we are all able to stand in the evil day.

Eph 6:13  Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

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