Same-Sex Marriage Rally (Photo credit: City of West Hollywood)
On the evening of May 24 during intercession, an image of gay people flashed and I heard in my spirit “Gay Stories” followed by an image of President Obama. Instantly I knew it was about his declaration on May 9 of his support for same-sex marriage. I shuddered at the thought that God’s anger is stirred up over this repulsive declaration of the world’s most powerful leader, Barack Hussein Obama. My prayer hastily shifted as I began to feel heaviness in my spirit. Then the Holy Spirit impressed to me along with earlier revelations, the effect of President Obama’s controversial remark on America. My mind swirled as thoughts upon thoughts came. The Lord was enumerating the sins of the nation; and Obama’s bold declaration of his support for homosexual marriage tipped the scale further down, weighing heavily on to destruction. America’s leader, the world’s leader has mocked God yet again!
Obama is the first American President who expressed that same-sex couples should be allowed to get married. When his controversial pro-gay marriage stance hit the media like wildfire, I was not a bit surprised though I did not give it much thought. But every time I heard the story on the news I could not ignore how such statement by America’s President spurred controversy and obviously encouraged the gay community the world over. The social networks picked up the fire; the pro and anti-homosexuality exchanged heated opinions and some even went to the extent of hitting others below the belt. As I watched the news it became obvious to me where the majority of the world apparently stands on the issue. Every time someone proclaims he or she sees nothing wrong with gay marriage, I see ‘Sodom and Gomorrah’ come alive like never before, and, on a larger scale.
Same-sex marriage is not new. Some states in the USA and many other countries in the west have legalized gay marriage; and despite the lack of legislation allowing its practice, there have been gay marriages taking place even in this country, the Philippines. The Metropolitan Community Church Philippines is one which prides itself as a church of ‘Same Sex Holy Union.’ The church uses the “freedom of exercise of religion” as the basis for the right to practice gay marriage. (To find out about the church’s practice and belief on gay marriage, see their website here: http://mccph.webs.com/holyunion.htm).
As the world’s most powerful leader, Obama’s word has set the tone for ultimate sexual perversion. The world may not necessarily give in to legalizing same-sex marriage today, yet in time it will stand at a crossroad and have to decide on the issue. It will be the final test to the extent of the world’s acceptance of homosexuality as merely another harmless preferred lifestyle. So far, the fuss that Obama’s remark has created already provoked many to examine their personal conviction openly or quietly.
Gay marriage doesn’t have to be legalized to make homosexual relationship pervert and thus warrants the wrath of a Holy God. Same sex relationship is an abomination to the Lord and is condemned in the Bible throughout the ages. Regardless of any man’s opinion homosexuality is sin. It is sexual immorality as abominable as adultery and fornication. The story of Sodom and Gomorrah is not a myth. It was written to remind everyone from generation to generation of the wickedness that has so engulfed the cities of the plain which eventually led to their destruction.
On March 6, 2011 when in a vision the Lord handed me a rod, I also saw before me a wide-screen where different images flashed like a slide show of photos. I remember one of the most vivid images was that of a homosexual and a bride. When I asked the Lord what those images meant, He simply said, “Just watch, the vision will surely come to pass.” In addition, when I involuntarily shook the rod in my hand, I heard the Lord said, “I am shaking the nations with my rod.” With Obama’s remark it appears that the vision of ‘the homosexual and the bride’ is coming to pass, perhaps at least in America. And as the Lord said, He is shaking the nations with His rod bolsters the impression that America will be shaken soon since along with her many sins the spirit of Sodom and Gomorrah has strengthened its grip upon the nation.
It may well be worth to visit history as recorded in Genesis 19:
19 The two angels arrived at Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of the city. When he saw them, he got up to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground. 2 “My lords,” he said, “please turn aside to your servant’s house. You can wash your feet and spend the night and then go on your way early in the morning.”
“No,” they answered, “we will spend the night in the square.”
3 But he insisted so strongly that they did go with him and entered his house. He prepared a meal for them, baking bread without yeast, and they ate. 4 Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom —both young and old—surrounded the house. 5 They called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.”
6 Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him 7 and said, “No, my friends. Don’t do this wicked thing. 8 Look, I have two daughters who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what you like with them. But don’t do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof.”
9 “Get out of our way,” they replied. “This fellow came here as a foreigner, and now he wants to play the judge! We’ll treat you worse than them.” They kept bringing pressure on Lot and moved forward to break down the door.
10 But the men inside reached out and pulled Lot back into the house and shut the door. 11 Then they struck the men who were at the door of the house, young and old, with blindness so that they could not find the door.
12 The two men said to Lot, “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, 13 because 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.”
14 So Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who were pledged to marry[a] his daughters. He said, “Hurry and get out of this place, because the Lord is about to destroy the city! ” But his sons-in-law thought he was joking.
15 With the coming of dawn, the angels urged Lot, saying, “Hurry! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or you will be swept away when the city is punished. ”
16 When he hesitated, the men grasped his hand and the hands of his wife and of his two daughters and led them safely out of the city, for the Lord was merciful to them. 17 As soon as they had brought them out, one of them said, “Flee for your lives! Don’t look back, and don’t stop anywhere in the plain! Flee to the mountains or you will be swept away!”
18 But Lot said to them, “No, my lords,[b] please! 19 Your[c] servant has found favor in your[d] eyes, and you[e] have shown great kindness to me in sparing my life. But I can’t flee to the mountains; this disaster will overtake me, and I’ll die. 20 Look, here is a town near enough to run to, and it is small. Let me flee to it—it is very small, isn’t it? Then my life will be spared.”
21 He said to him, “Very well, I will grant this request too; I will not overthrow the town you speak of. 22 But flee there quickly, because I cannot do anything until you reach it.” (That is why the town was called Zoar.[f] )
23 By the time Lot reached Zoar, the sun had risen over the land. 24 Then the Lord rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah —from the Lord out of the heavens. 25 Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, destroying all those living in the cities—and also the vegetation in the land. 26 But Lot’s wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.
27 Early the next morning Abraham got up and returned to the place where he had stood before the Lord. 28 He looked down toward Sodom and Gomorrah, toward all the land of the plain, and he saw dense smoke rising from the land, like smoke from a furnace.
29 So when God destroyed the cities of the plain, he remembered Abraham, and he brought Lot out of the catastrophe that overthrew the cities where Lot had lived.
13 “‘If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.
7 In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.
God’s Wrath Against Sinful Humanity
18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.
24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.
26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.
28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31 they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. 32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.
1 Corinthians 6:9-11
9 Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men[a] 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
1 Timothy 1:8-10
8 We know that the law is good if one uses it properly. 9 We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, 10 for the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine.
It is more imperative that God’s faithful children come before His throne and intercede for America and the world; stand in the gap and seek God’s mercy that He will yet stretch His patience and forgive.
Love in Yeshua,