The great prophet, Jeremiah, wrote the words above. He was called the "weeping prophet" because his heart was so heavy for all that he witnessed in his day concerning the children of God. He wept...lamented over the messages he was required to deliver to these stiff-necked and stubborn people.
Now we are not prophets, but I believe that even in our day, we have reason to be weeping before the Lord.... We live in a world where societies are morally and ethically running wild and everyone does what is right in his own eyes. Tolerance is encouraged for anything and everything except...Christianity.
I heard on the news yesterday, that the state of Vermont has had its way. Same sex marriage is now fully legal there within their borders.... Ordained by state legislature. To paraphrase James Dobson's infamous words a number of years ago:
WE ARE DEFINITELY IN A FULL THROTTLE SLIDE DOWN "THE SLIPPERY SLOPE!"
Then, adding devastation to my disappointment , I was notified by email of the following news:
Rick Warren disavows support for Prop. 8
"California mega-church pastor and author of The Purpose Driven Life Rick Warren says he apologized to his homosexual friends for making comments in support of California's Proposition 8, and now claims he "never once even gave an endorsement" of the marriage amendment. "
This was indeed a blow, a surprising blow. What in the world changed this man's very firm support of the biblical mandate of marriage - one man and one woman - as God ordained it in Genesis?
Is there an element missing somewhere in this story???
Or is Satan having a heyday?
Christians can ill afford to be complacent and quiet about their stand on these issues. We will ...we are... easily being drowned out by those who choose to actively give full support both vocally and financially to what they believe in.
We can not simply go through the motions any longer. Listen to what the Lord said to Jeremiah:
“Get yourself ready! Stand up and say to them whatever I command you. Do not be terrified by them, or I will terrify you before them.” (Jer. 1:17).
I am going to include a link in this post that I would encourage you to click on, read, and then pray.
We are witnessing first hand, step by step, what is already leading to the downfall of this great nation. God uses the very foundations of strong Christ-centered marriages to build families who in turn pass down the faith of their fathers to the next generation. Christianity is always just one generation from extinction. And it is that faith, along with mighty prayers that will directly impact the culture to turn from its downward spiral of evil.
The same people who have twisted the Scriptures, saying that God is accepting of homosexuality are now the same ones twisting the very definition and laws of marriage. If they can attempt it with the very WORDS spoken by God, should we be surprised that they now pursue changing the laws of man?
What then can we say? What can we do?
The first step in response to all of this is quoted below from the following link.
".... the future of America does not lie in the hands of the politicians in the Congress, the president in the White House, or the judges in the courthouses, it lies with the people of God who must get on their knees, and pray and seek God’s face. Abraham did something the Sodomite government wasn’t able to do. He got a hold of God. Do you know how to do that? Do you know how to intercede? You can change the destiny of a nation by intercession. In Ezekiel 22:30, God says: “I’m looking for an intercessor, I’m looking for someone who will build up the wall, and stand in the gap on behalf of the land so I won’t have to destroy it.” But in that day God found no one. Can He count on you? The need of the hour is not just enthusiasm, not just activism, but we must begin with intercession. Step number one: Pray! "
(please make note: this article is almost 3 years old now. Some things predicted have already come to pass!)
"If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land." (2 Chronicles 7:14)
Let us, as women of God PRAY for revival. Let us fervently build up the walls in our families, and stand in the gap, interceeding for the future of our children and our nation.
"If marriage means anything....then marriage means nothing."
God is still The God In Control.
"This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope."
Blessings and Courage,