SAME SEX MARRIAGE

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013, The Supreme Court began taking up the controversial issue of the ligitimacy of same sex marriage.  In California, the people voted down the amendment to legalize same sex marriage under Proposition 8 but a federal judge, who himself, is gay, ruled that the peoples vote was unconstitutional.  Thus, the issue is now in the hands of the Federal Supreme Court to decide.
This article is written to show that the actions of the Federal government is in line with the prophecies of Revelation 13:11-18.  If the reader will take the time to read the prophecy, he will see the United States in action and what it will ultimately do.  It has lamblike features but speaks as a dragon.  The lamb is a symbol of Christ and the dragon is a symbol of Satan.  Lamblike is to be Christlike and to be like Satan is everything else except Christian.
In chapter 12 of Revelation, the dragon is spoken of as Satan and his kingdoms which are all pagans.  The understanding of the symbols is the key to understanding what God is saying is going to happen.
A candid or careful look at Rev.13:15 needs to be done to follow the unfolding of the events foretold.  In recent blogs on “THE EAGLE SPEAKS,” I have shown how the government speaks.  It speaks by its laws.  There are 3 branches of the federal government, the executive, the legislative and the judiciary. The executive includes the president, vice president and the president’s cabinet.  The legislative includes the Congress and the Senate and the judiciary includes all the appointed judges of the Supreme Court.  When a law is passed, the government speaks through these three branches and is enforced nationwide.
Therefore, it is critical to understand the trend of these three current branches of government.  Where are they pointing to?  What is the direction they have been and are leaning?  How successful have they been in changing the established laws concerning marriage and same sex partners?  What will be the
“new norm” in America and what will happen to the opposition?
The Supreme Court will make a final decision on this issue in June.  It will be interesting to see what the outcome will be.
Webster’s dictionary defines married as thus.  a.  being husband and wife.  b.  having a husband or wife.  Marry.  a. to join a man and a woman as husband and wife. b. to take as one’s husband or wife.
God’s Word is His will and it speaks loud and clear with certainty.  Let’s hear what it says.
And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
And Adam said, This [is] now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.  Gen. 2:21-24.
This is the way it was until the flood.  God’s will had not changed.  What was it like during the flood?
And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.  Gen. 7:7.
What did Jesus say about marriage in His day?
And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made [them] at the beginning made them male and female,
And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.  Mat. 19:4-6.
Since Adam and Eve until this day, civilization has been kept going by the union of men and women.  Marriage is God ordained and God protected.  To marry any other way does not meet the will of God or have His protection.  Marriage is of Christian origin and when it is not between a man and a woman, it is of pagan or Satanic origin.  Both marriages cannot be right.  It is one or the other.

Currently today, the news media, all across the board, are playing into the vile channel of polluting this sacred institution of God by the plea of  ‘right to marry.’  Instead of reporting the news, they are endeavoring to interpret it.  This is done with every issue before us.  It seems as if they are in the fight for the left and are channeling their energies and resources in this direction.  They have assumed an anti-God posture which must be addressed also.  As Revelation 19:20 says will happen, those that support an anti-God position will find themselves also in the lake of fire.
Back in Israel’s wandering in the wilderness, God gave them clear specific instructions not to have sex with the same sex or with animals because it was what pagans were doing.  See Leviticus chapter 18.  A severe warning was given to the Hebrews or the same punishment that was inflicted upon the pagans would come upon them.
Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you:
And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants.
Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit [any] of these abominations; [neither] any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you:
(For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which [were] before you, and the land is defiled;)
That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that [were] before you.
For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit [them] shall be cut off from among their people.
Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that [ye] commit not [any one] of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I [am] the LORD your God.  Lev. 18:24-30.
Has God punished men and women before for practicing same sex abominations?  Yes?  Read all of Genesis 18 and 19.
Is it prophesied that God would punish the same crimes again?  Yes.
Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed [them] all.
Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.  Luke 17:28-30.
Can we expect things to get better?  No.
But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.  2 Tim. 3:13.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places].  Eph. 6:12.
We cannot go higher that the three branches aforementioned.  Satan is working overtime and doubletime to take to hell as many as he can and he can do it most effectively by using leaders who are not followers of Jesus Christ and the apostles and prophets.
Watch closely the events surrounding this nation in the light of Revelation 13:11-18 and don’t be surprised where all of this is headed.  Christians may be in for a long night which is just before them.  Daniel 12:1.
This government has taken up the challenge of Jesus in Matthew 19:6, “What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”  Satan took to challenge the Word of God in his address to Eve in the Garden.  “Yea, hath God said?”  Gen. 3:1.  God is on trial by men in high places.  They may not know that they are being judged by the Judge of all men.  Nevertheless, the counsel of the Lord, it shall stand.
Whatever Satan does through his agencies, the true believers will not be deceived and falter.  They will be steadfast in their obedience to the Commandments of God and in their faith even if it costs them their lives.
However, we know that truth will triumph and Satan and all his hosts will be defeated and will land in the lake of fire. Rev. 19:20; 20:10.  Paganism will come to its end both root (Satan) and his branches (followers).  Malachi 4:1.

The Rights of The People

People are given rights by God that are not given by man.  Sometimes, it takes years for rights to be given by man and sometimes, they are never given.  Sometimes, the call for rights is not right.  How do we know the difference between true rights and pseudo rights?
What kind of a person is it who does not respect the rights of others?  What about those in authority, government, who hold in check any or all claims for rights?
How do you feel when you think your rights are violated?  How do you feel when you violate the rights of others?  Not so?
May these few lines help to remove some of the fog that concern our rights.
First of all, let’s list some of the claims for right:
Human rights, animal rights, women’s rights, homosexual rights, civil rights, individual rights, right to life, right to choose, voting right, right to worship, right to die, 1st Amendment right, etc.
Of the above list, which concern you the most?  Which do you think are the most abused?  Which are not legitimate?  Which do you not understand?
When your rights are not respected, what do you do?  What would you do if you could do something?
Let’s see what God says since He’s the absolute authority.
If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy:)
Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take [it]; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. Selah.  Ps. 7:4, 5.
What right is brought out in this Scripture?
Here’s another one.  Look up Num. 22:21-30.  What is the right?
1 Kings 3:16-28.  What right(s) do you see?
Amos 7:10-17.  What right do you see?

Here are some considerations.
“In matters of conscience the soul must be left untrammeled (shackled or hampered). No one is to control another’s mind, to judge for another, or to prescribe his duty. God gives to every soul freedom to think, and to follow his own convictions. “Every one of us shall give account of himself to God.” No one has a right to merge his own individuality in that of another. In all matters where principle is involved, “let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.” Rom. 14:12, 5. In Christ’s kingdom there is no lordly oppression, no compulsion of manner. The angels of heaven do not come to the earth to rule, and to exact homage, but as messengers of mercy, to co-operate with men in uplifting humanity.”
“Let the kindness and courtesy of the minister be seen in his treatment of children. He should ever bear in mind that they are miniature men and women, younger members of the Lord’s family. These may be very near and dear to the Master and, if properly instructed and disciplined, will do service for Him, even in their youth. Christ is grieved with every harsh, severe, and inconsiderate word spoken to children. Their rights are not always respected, and they are frequently treated as though they had not an individual character which needs to be properly developed that it may not be warped and the purpose of God in their lives prove a failure.
“Indulgence in unlawful things has become a power to deprave mankind, to dwarf the mind and to pervert the faculties. Just such a state of things as exists today existed before the flood and before the destruction of Sodom. Dissipation is on the increase in our world. Handbills on which indecent pictures are printed are posted up along our streets to allure the eyes and deprave the morals. These presentations are of such a character as to stir up the basest passions of the human heart through corrupt imaginings. These corrupt imaginings are followed by defiling practices like those in which the Sodomites indulged. But the most terrible part of the evil is that it is practiced under the garb of sanctity. Our youth will be defiled, their thoughts degraded, and their souls polluted unless they are barricaded with the truth.”
“At the time of the birth of Christ the nation was chafing under the rule of her foreign masters, and racked with internal strife. The Jews had been permitted to maintain the form of a separate government; but nothing could disguise the fact that they were under the Roman yoke, or reconcile them to the restriction of their power. The Romans claimed the right of appointing and removing the high priest, and the office was often secured by fraud, bribery, and even murder. Thus the priesthood became more and more corrupt. Yet the priests still possessed great power, and they employed it for selfish and mercenary ends. The people were subjected to their merciless demands, and were also heavily taxed by the Romans. This state of affairs caused widespread discontent. Popular outbreaks were frequent. Greed and violence, distrust and spiritual apathy, were eating out the very heart of the nation.”
“To the oppressed and suffering Hebrews the day of their deliverance seemed to be long deferred; but in his own appointed time God designed to work for them in mighty power. Moses was not to stand, as he at first anticipated, at the head of armies, with waving banners and glittering armor. That people, so long abused and oppressed, were not to gain the victory for themselves, by rising up and asserting their rights. God’s purpose was to be accomplished in a way to pour contempt on human pride and glory. The deliverer was to go forth as a humble shepherd, with only a rod in his hand; but God would make that rod powerful in delivering his people from oppression, and in preserving them when pursued by their enemies.”
“ Matters connected with the church are to be kept within its own borders. If a Christian is abused, he is to take it patiently; if defrauded, he is not to appeal to courts of justice. Rather let him suffer loss and wrong. God will deal with the unworthy church member who defrauds his brother or the cause of God; the Christian need not contend for his rights. God will deal with the one who violates these rights. “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, saith the Lord” [Rom. 12:19]. An account is kept of all these matters, and for all the Lord declares that He will avenge. He will bring every work into judgment.”