The Supreme Court of the United States of America (SCOTUS) has overturned the will of the people and the rights of individual states by ruling that same-sex marriage is now legal across the land. They have ruled against God, Himself — effectively becoming judges of God’s Law and judging the Law Giver Himself…God.
To Whom Shall We Bow?
Think about it. With this ruling the Court has indicted God as a transgressor of Man’s law. But the question before many of us is, to whom do we bow: the Supreme Court of the United States or the Supreme Judge (God)?
In other words, do we accept this as law and abide by it, or do we refuse to accept and obey what clearly is against God?
Whether or not those in earthly authority say it’s legal is beside the point. Anyone can say anything they like, but it doesn’t change the Truth of God that in the beginning He made them male and female. Biology and physiology of the form and function of the opposite sexes definitively overrule the Supreme Court. Case closed. God’s will is clearly evident on this matter.
If you’re not convinced and need a much more scientifically complex model upon which to frame your thinking, consider this. Two males, trying as hard as they can, as often as possible, working directly against the designer’s physical creation and natural use of a woman, at the end of the day simply cannot naturally produce a child. Neither can two females produce anything than an empty womb and a lingering guilt. Ok, it’s not that complex after all. A child can understand this.
But to deeper issue affecting many believers, imagine the number of Christian clerks that are now in a position of handing out same-sex marriage licenses.
Imagine the pastors and churches that will be facing difficult times. What if they are facing losing their job if the clerks, pastors, and officials don’t comply? The answer should be obvious — we obey God rather than man.
But in that moment of facing the loss of a job or other such benefit, it will take great resolve and the strength of Christ in us to overcome the temptation to yield to an ever-darkening wave of blatant unrighteousness intolerantly stuffed down our throats and in direct opposition to our supposed Constitutional protection of religious freedom and freedom of conscience.
The Fiery Furnace of Our Day
Those three faithful jewish believers thousands of years ago faced a similar test. The authorities commanded them to bow to the idol of that age, but they refused out of their love and obedience to God.
Daniel 3:12-27 (NKJV)
There are certain Jews whom you have set over the affairs of the province of Babylon: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego; these men, O king, have not paid due regard to you. They do not serve your gods or worship the gold image which you have set up.”
Then Nebuchadnezzar, in rage and fury, gave the command to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego. So they brought these men before the king.
Nebuchadnezzar spoke, saying to them, “Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, that you do not serve my gods or worship the gold image which I have set up? Now if you are ready … and you fall down and worship the image which I have made, good! But if you do not worship, you shall be cast immediately into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. And who is the god who will deliver you from my hands?”
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter.
If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up.”
Then Nebuchadnezzar was full of fury, and the expression on his face changed toward Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego. He spoke and commanded that they heat the furnace seven times more than it was usually heated.
And he commanded certain mighty men of valor who were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, and cast them into the burning fiery furnace. Then these men were bound in their coats, their trousers, their turbans, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. Therefore, because the king’s command was urgent, and the furnace exceedingly hot, the flame of the fire killed those men who took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego. And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
Then King Nebuchadnezzar was astonished; and he rose in haste and spoke, saying to his counselors, “Did we not cast three men bound into the midst of the fire?”
They answered and said to the king, “True, O king.”
“Look!” he answered, “I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.”
Then Nebuchadnezzar went near the mouth of the burning fiery furnace and spoke, saying, “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, servants of the Most High God, come out, and come here.” Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego came from the midst of the fire.
And the satraps, administrators, governors, and the king’s counselors gathered together, and they saw these men on whose bodies the fire had no power; the hair of their head was not singed nor were their garments affected, and the smell of fire was not on them.
The authorities then got VERY angry. But God was with them in the fire of persecution!
He showed His faithfulness to His faithful in the midst of the fiery furnace – coming bodily to them so nothing harmed them. We have that same promise today.
While we may be physically harmed, nothing or no one can touch us on the inside if we abide in His love. Will we be as non-compliant as they?
Beloved, don’t bow down. God will be faithful!
Let’s face facts. There is no freedom of conscience in the United States, today. Many of this nation’s leaders and judges are intolerant of God’s will and of the Christian’s conscientious stand, refusing to judge righteously, and furthermore labeling as “intolerant” anyone else who disagrees with their opinions.
Make no mistake: we are a nation under God. But not in the way many think. God is over ALL nations, but not approving of all nations. We are, rather, a nation under the judgment of a God who will not be mocked; who has plainly said that we will reap what we sow. Do not be deceived.
Sadly, those justices who voted to give a right where no right will ever exist have chosen to overturn God’s design and definition of Marriage and put this culture on a dangerous path toward societal suicide.
Can the pot overrule the Potter’s design? We do not fear God. And for that, we should greatly fear until a deep repentance is voiced from the Chief Justice of the land, the President, the Congress down to the street vendor.
God is merciful. Repentance is the only condition to a Judicial Stay of impending Judgment.
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