18 Dec 2023

Sodom-likeness Grows

The homosexual lobby in the days of Lot in Sodom, according to God’s Word as told in the 19th chapter of Genesis, must have indeed been in control of city government –and all other aspects of city life. This likelihood is ascertainable because Lot was a high city official in city government. He sat in the city gate to Sodom as a judge, an official position that adjudicated business matters and, I presume, other matters of judicial interest.

The homosexual men of Sodom showed no deference to or regard for Lot in surrounding his home and demanding that he send out the visitors, who appeared as men but were angels sent by God to assess goings-on in the wicked city. We can therefore presume that these blatant, would-be rapists were fully in charge and unafraid of consequences for their rapacious activities once the sun went down. A city judge –Lot, rather his guests– were to be their victims.

The conflation I wish to make with America today and ancient Sodom is that the homosexual lobby, although insignificant in a constituting percentage of the American population, has become a powerful influence over everything from business and law to entertainment and government –and even religion. The particular thing most troubling, as I wish to address in this commentary, is that the homosexual lobby is becoming a devilish intrusion into American family life.

We know of the stories of the current presidential administration allowing –or instructing—the FBI to investigate the public school institutions in the matter of a number of those schools introducing minors to pornographic sexual curriculum. The salacious material introduced is not just heterosexual in nature but more and more involves homosexual inculcation.

The Sodom-likeness part of all this is that the FBI agents, in many cases, are not sent into the school board and other forums to investigate those perpetrating the introduction of inappropriate themes to underage kids –material which is proven pornographic and perverted. Rather, federal law enforcement is sent to investigate and charge with various levels of domestic terroristic threatening the parents who object to the wickedness, not to charge the school officials who put, without the parents’ permission, the lewd material in front of the parents’ children.

I.e., government in its officialdom today and the homosexual-controlled cabal are often intricately linked. A growing number of such officials are like those in the city government of Lot’s day must have been. They join together in moving ever farther into evil conduct, against which the Lord is bound to bring judgment at some point.

A most pertinent report and analysis grabbed my attention in considering all of the above. It is quite telling as to where we stand on God’s Prophetic Timeline at present, I think.

Biden wants to essentially ban Christians from adopting foster care children based on their religious beliefs and opposition to radical LGBTQ ideology. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has proposed a new rule that would prohibit families who do not support LGBTQ ideology from caring for foster children.

According to the Social Security Act, federally funded foster care agencies must provide “safe and proper care” for foster children. The United States Administration for Children and Families (ACF), a division within HHS, proposed that foster families meet three specific criteria to ensure that LGBTQ-identifying children are in a “safe” and “nurturing” home.

Those criteria essentially force Christian parents to affirm a child’s pretend gender as opposed to supporting children truthfully based on their biological sex and providing them appropriate support and resources to move away from the radical leftist ideology that pushes hormones, sex changes and mutilation of children to conform to its extreme sexual agenda.

“Responding to the radical proposal, 19 Republican attorneys general are pushing the Biden administration to back down on a new rule they say will effectively exclude Christian families from fostering kids and jeopardize the foster care system nationwide,” Fox News reports.

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, along with 18 of his GOP colleagues, sent a letter Monday to the Department of Health and Human Services alerting them that a new proposed rule that alters requirements for foster care families violates the Constitution and discriminates against people who practice the Christian faith. Source: Joe Biden Wants to Ban Christian Families From Adopting Children in Foster Care, Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com, November 28, 2023]

This proposed new rule hits home particularly hard with my wife and me. Although we weren’t given official foster care responsibility because of our being of grandparent age rather than of parental age, we were asked a number of years ago by local government people to temporarily bring under our care a young girl because of her family’s terrible situation. We still think of her as a grandchild, although she is now 20 years of age.

We saw firsthand the public education and its effect in less than favorable light. When 11 years old, she told us she should be a boy, not a girl. This is what she was told by those in authority at school. And ours is a small city in the south, and quite conservative.

Of course, we had quite a bit of conversation and loving counsel with our little girl. She grew up and out of that inculcation she had received, although she still suffers from that time of such teaching in public schools –that added to her biological family’s troubles.

Today, my wife and I would probably be charged with some kind of criminal neglect, at the very least, for going against some teacher’s instructions, the way things in America are going with such teaching by some teachers still allowed and with proposed rules such as that above.

It is thus illustrated how very important is the need for Christian influence, thus Holy Spirit Restraint, in this age in which the Antichrist spirit is growing exponentially.

Just like in Lot’s day, the Lord of Heaven must be on the very cusp of calling believers to Himself in the clouds of Glory. I believe with all that is within my own spirit that every child below the age of accountability will go to Christ when He summons His Church, as represented in Revelation 4: 1 when the Apostle John was so summoned.

Be sure you are part of that Blessed Throng who is caught up in the Rapture. Here is how to be certain in that regard.

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10: 9-10).


Why Aren’t We There Yet? :: By Jonathan Brentner

As I eagerly wait for Jesus to take us home to glory, I sometimes wonder, “Why aren’t we there yet?” With the multitude of signs converging at this time in history, why hasn’t the Tribulation already started with us safely in paradise with our Savior?

The only answer that makes sense to me is “the Lord’s restraining hand.” Apart from that, the world might even now be well into judgments described in the book of Revelation.

Paul refers to this factor in 2 Thessalonians 2:5-8 in reference to the Antichrist. We know this “man of lawlessness” cannot make himself known until after the Rapture. However, in restraining his appearance on the world scene, God’s Spirit is also delaying other scenarios that will accompany it.

Economic Desolation

During the past fifteen years, I have read books and articles warning that the U.S. is on the brink of a major economic collapse, the likes of which will cause a dreadful worldwide depression. Despite the fact that our government has printed an enormous amount of money during the past several years, incurred thirty-three trillion dollars in debt, continues to recklessly spend money, and invites millions of illegals into our country on our dime, somehow our economy has not yet collapsed.

How is that even remotely possible apart from the Lord’s restraining hand?

When Jesus opens the third seal (Revelation 6:5-6), a severe economic depression will fall upon the entire world. But for God keeping the American economy from utter collapse and, with it, the rest of the world, this has not yet happened.

The Deadliest Wars in Human History

The second and fourth seals of Revelation 6:1-8 warn of catastrophic wars ahead for our world. These conflicts will be a key factor in killing one-fourth of the world’s population at the time.

Today, we hear numerous warnings of World War III that analysts predict will kill hundreds of millions. Since the start of the war in Ukraine, Vladimir Putin of Russia has often threatened to attack NATO countries with nuclear bombs because of their support for Ukraine. Despite a show of force intended to intimidate the nations, he has not yet carried through on his threats.

Since Israel’s invasion of Gaza, many have speculated that Hezbollah would attack in full force from Lebanon, leading to a much wider conflict that could involve the U.S. and other major powers. Although fierce battles are taking place on Israel’s northern border, an all-out war with Hezbollah has not yet begun, although it may at any moment.

Despite the variety of sparks that could lead to WWIII, the Lord is restraining the hands of those willing to plunge the world into such a deadly devastation.

God’s Judgment of Wickedness

As I have written in many previous blog posts, God’s judgment of the U.S. seems long overdue. I’m certain that with the enormous number of abortions, the protection of sex trafficking by our government, the growing acceptance of vile, wicked practices, and now the anti-Semitism that is becoming commonplace here, the Lord’s wrath will fall upon the land that I love.

For now, the Lord is withholding His judgments on America as well as the rest of the world until the time of His choosing. The cup of His wrath is filling quickly (Psalm 75:6-8), but He’s giving more time for people to come to faith in Him and thereby escape the horrors of the Tribulation.

The judgments that the Apostle John describes in Revelation 6-18 are horrific. The many precursors to this time warn people that it’s coming, but so few, even in Bible-believing churches, recognize the myriad of signs.

Yet the Lord, in His mercy, continues to warn us that this day is near.

The Establishing of the World Order

The books of Daniel and Revelation tell us that there will be a world government in place during the seven-year Tribulation with the Antichrist in charge. The globalists are working overtime to make this happen.

They have their eyes set on 2030 as the magical year when they hope to realize their dreams of world domination. Frustration with the lack of progress toward this goal comes through in their continuing efforts to recommit the nations to achieving their draconian objectives. At the recently concluded COP28, they negotiated for many hours in order to produce a consensus agreement.

I believe the elite will face continuing roadblocks until the Rapture of the Church. Although they will then have the worldwide chaos that they now desire, it will be the Antichrist who will galvanize the required support among the nations for the world order and thus finalize the deal. Until then, we will see the restraining hand of the Lord holding back the riders of Revelation 6:1-8, although we see precursors to these conditions as the Lord warns the world that these days are coming.

As believers, we await Jesus’ appearing to take us to His Father’s home in Heaven (John 14:2-3). Although it’s difficult at times, we know Jesus will fulfill all the prophecies concerning His appearing, judge the wicked, and reign over the nations.

The words that the Lord spoke to Habakkuk long ago are relevant today for those of us who wonder why Jesus has not already come for us:

“For still the vision awaits its appointed time;
it hastens to the end—it will not lie.
If it seems slow, wait for it;
it will surely come; it will not delay” (Habakkuk 2:3).


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