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God is Longsuffering BUT His Judgment is Sure!

08 Jul

No matter how those of this world would twist God’s Word to try and appease themselves in their sin, His Word is still infallible and His Judgment is Sure!

NOTE: I am not writing this to open up debate. There has been enough debating and arguing about all of this! But, I, the same as all other citizens of the United States, have a right to voice my opinion and stand on my Biblical beliefs. I will not allow any hate comments or arguing, so don’t waste your time.

If I let myself, I could become terribly callous about the way our country is turning its back on the One and Only True God Jehovah, as it gives in to the demands of those who would try to force us to give our blessing for their sinful choices. I must say that I am weary of “loving the sinner, but hating the sin.” If this small group of homosexuals wish to live a life of abomination to the Lord, even after God’s righteous try and shine His light of truth from His Word for them to see, that is their choice, so be it. It is not our love that they want, it is our acceptance and tolerance of their sin. And if we are not accepting and tolerant of their sin, they wish to destroy us and our lively hoods as a way to force us into agreement. Right now, I feel as though I am part of a very small minority who would stand up against this wrong. Why do I feel this way? Because too many of my fellow Americans are burying their heads in the sand, singing “Kum-ba-ya!” “Do what feels good, God loves you.” Of course God loves all and would that none should perish. Do we read anywhere that Jesus said those things when He took a stand against those who defiled God’s House!? Of course not. It is not a matter of whether God loves us or not, it is a matter of living a life of obedience to God and letting our lights shine for His truth and glory. It is our love for God that should lead us to stand for His truths. It saddens me to the core to see that too many have taken the ‘easy’ road of silence and complacency, and therefore let their lights go dim.

I heard a report the other day that 60% of the American people are ‘okay’ with gay marriage because they do not speak out against it. REALLY! If that is true, this country is indeed in for a rude awakening as God steps back from our back-slidden country and lets each one of us face the consequences. I do not believe that 60% of the American people are okay with this abomination, I believe that 60% have let their lights for the Lord go out. Perhaps it is because of fear of what these who are used by evil are inflicting on those who would take a stand against them. Businesses are being fined hundreds of thousands of dollars and losing their business and then being slapped with gag orders from the corrupt judges to shut them up from voicing and acting upon their own beliefs. How sad that this corrupt legal system bends to the evil doers’ ways and strips the righteous of their rights! Things are definitely backwards!

When I hear the CEO of a big-name coffee bistro bully a Christian shareholder, who points out at a shareholders’ meeting that their profits are down perhaps because of the CEO’s declared stance for gay marriage, and no one stands up for the Christian shareholder, my righteous indignation boils over. I say, since many of us do not agree with gay marriage and many of us do own guns (he has also tweeted “if you own a gun, we do not want your business”), we will honor your request, Mr. CEO, not to give you our business! “Gasp!” Some would say, “You mean boycott them? But there are so many companies who spend our money to further their agenda for evil! Do we boycott them all?” When it is blatantly shoved in my face that my money will be used by a business to further the agenda of gay marriage or anything that goes against my Biblical beliefs or rights as set forth in our Constitution, why would I spend my money there! If more of us would do that, I guarantee that there would be a change in this country. It is a way for “Christians” to let our lights shine and take a stand for our Godly beliefs; for what is right!

This battle about gay marriage is but one spoke in the wheel of the fall of this great nation. It goes along with what has happened in so many of our churches over time – to pacify some, not hurt their feelings, and keep them coming through the doors, we give in on one small principle. Before we know it, it is another principle, then another, until we are no longer Bible principled churches, but are worldly, feel-good places for those who say they are Christians to go and ‘fulfill’ their duty each week. I believe the corruption of so many of our churches has been a pre-cursor to where we are today, just as the breakup of our families is.

Yes, I know that these things have been in the works for centuries; all happening gradually, as is satan’s way. I know that the stage is being set for the day that Jesus will call God’s church Home. I get my hope from that promise and look for that day, knowing that it is indeed very soon! But, while I am still on this earth I refuse to give up my right to my own beliefs and opinions which I do base upon God’s Holy Infallible Word, and I will not be silent about His truths! If more of us would stand up and say, “Enough!” we could change these atrocities. The gay community is but a very small percentage of the American people, but why is it that they seem to be winning this evil battle? Because too many have taken a back seat and kept silent. Remember the old saying, “It is the squeaky wheel that gets greased?” That is what is happening today, but it is the squeaks of the few who have chosen a worldly, instead of Godly lifestyle, that are being heard and catered to. Do we not know that this minority is being used by the liberal progressives who are forcing their agenda to change this country into what they want it to be – socialist! Do we learn nothing by watching what is happening to Greece!? Actually, a part of me feels sorry for the gay community being used this way, and they do not even see it. They are micro focused on trying to force those who do not agree with them to agree because they do not like to face their sin. Somewhere deep down inside themselves, they know they are going against what God wants for them. If they can shut us up, they do not have to deal with those convictions that God’s Holy Spirit places in their hearts.

One of the attributes of our Great and Merciful God is that He is indeed Long-suffering. God’s judgment is sure – Revelation 19: 2, 11 “For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand…And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.” God is called “longsuffering” because He does not execute judgment immediately. He waits – Isaiah 42:14-16 “I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once. I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, and I will dry up the pools. And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.” God does not wait; to see what happens–He knows what will happen; not to see more clearly–He sees perfectly; not to gain more information– He knows everything. God waits because His priority is self-revelation, not judgment.

Longsuffering is not the absence of anger, but being slow to anger – Psalm 145:8 “The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.” God’s longsuffering shows an infinite amount of power, mercy, patience, and love–all of which He has in abundance – Numbers 14:18 “The LORD is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.”

God, for a while, tolerates insults, rejection, and indifference in order to draw people to repentance – Romans 2:4 “Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?” His longsuffering is linked with His great compassion and becomes active in order to draw us to Himself – 2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”

Romans 1:18-32

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

Let us not take God’s mercy and longsuffering for granted! It is only for a time! While we are here and call ourselves His:

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