Friday, October 24, 2008

Turning the World Upside Down - Part 7

This article has been updated and compiled into the book, "Turning the World Upside Down" The Spirit of Homosexuality and the Last Days"

This article is part of a series which might be better understood by starting at the first post.

All Hell, the King of Sodom

We started the series of "Turning the World Upside Down" stating that there is a connection between rampant homosexuality and Satan's plan for mankind. The past six posts have outlined how Satan is creating an upside down kingdom of spiritual sodomites who are alienated from God. The purpose, however, is not only to make man the enemy of God, but to set the world stage for the crowning of his prince - the Anti-Christ.

One description of a type of the Anti-Christ defines him as the character of a sodomite.

"And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done. Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all." Daniel 11:36-37

Self-willed...self-absorbed...idolatrous...blasphemous...disrespectful to God and Godly authority...no desire for the opposite sex... Remember, we already showed how homosexuality is an expression of self-love.

The New Testament has the following to say:

"Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God." II Thessalonians 2:3-4

The Anti-Christ does not care about anyone or anything but himself. He is completely selfish, a perfect sodomite. So how is it that the world receives him as a messiah-like figure? Because the King of Sodom is being crowned by a world of sodomites. The Anti-Christ is able to rise to preeminence in the world because the people are just like him; and by exalting him, they are exalting themselves.

"This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away." II Timothy 3:1-5

The primary and predominant trait of mankind in the end of time is self-love! When you examine the Scriptures, it is clear how Satan - who tries to exalt himself above God and impose his will over God's will - can only be adored and received by those who are just like him. How can two walk together unless they are agreed?

So, while homosexuality is not the only sin, it is important to understand what the proliferation of the sodomite agenda means about the state of mankind and the rise of the Anti-Christ. Is there any question why we are seeing a simultaneous rise in homosexuality, lawlessnes in children, and the positioning of women as leaders in world arenas? Church, please wake up. The time for being complacent about the Word of God is over. No longer can you afford to be lukewarm, but you must choose. To simply say, "Well, I don't agree with it but only God can judge" is simply an illustration of your willingness to compromise on God's Word.

This we know, Jesus Christ was made manifest to destroy the works of the devil. Just as sin and death entered the world through the first Adam, the the last Adam (1 Corinthians 15:45) comes to give life and to re-establish the Kingdom of God. How? By killing off the rebellious, Adamic seed that is at the root of the upside down kingdom.

"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

"I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine." II Timoty 4:1-2

Turning the World Upside Down

11 comments:

  1. The positioning of women in leadership positions? Can you show me in the Word of God where God condemns women in leadership roles as public servants? Deborah was a prophetess, ordained by God. The first people told to go tell the "good news" (Gospel!) were women... and the men didn't believe them. IN Christ Jesus, there is neither Jew nor Greek, Male nor Female, Slave or Free...
    Out of the mouth of two or three witnesses let every word be established (The Bible). God didn't just give us Matthew, Mark and Luke - He also gave us John. He obeys His own Word, because He IS the Word! So, you need to show me how women being in positions of authority should be mentioned in the same breath as homosexuality?

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  2. Hello Anonymous,

    I am assuming that you didn't read the entire "Turning the World Upside Down" series as that should have hopefully made plain the connections you seek. So while I will address your questions, I would recommend you read that as it provides more detail than I can provide in this comments section.

    Women are not to have authority or leadership over men:
    Genesis 3:16
    Ephesians 5:22-23
    I Corinthians 11:3-9
    I Cornthians 14:33-34
    I Timothy 2:11-14
    I Peter 3:1-6

    God's given authority/order is patriarchal:
    Genesis 18:19
    I Timothy 3:2-7
    I Peter 5:1-3
    Titus 1:6-9

    When specifically outlining the role and virtue of women, it says nothing about leadership outside of teaching other women and raising children:
    Titus 2:3-5
    Proverbs 31

    The foundations of God's holy city (the apostles) and the very gates by which we enter in (the 12 tribes of Israel) reflect male authority.
    Revelations 21:12,14

    Matriarchal leadership is a curse:
    Isaiah 3:11-12

    You insist that everything be established in the mouth of two or three witnesses and this is a very sound approach to understanding Scripture. Yet the only reference you can provide for a woman in leadership over men is Deborah. Where is your other Scriptural "witness" proving that this is an acceptable norm to God?

    Examine also Deborah's response to Barak in Judges 4:9. God was giving the victory which should have been his over to a woman. This was not a compliment and was a result of Barak's weakness. If women leadership was considered equally valid before God, there would be not need for Him to make such a comment. So Deborah, who herself acknowledged what was not the proper role for a woman in passing on God's judgment to Barak, is not a very good example of ordained female leadership over men.

    Yes, Jesus sent women to proclaim the Gospel. But He appointed NONE of them to lead His church. You should know that the 'perceived' failure of men does not permit rebellion in women. Don't you think that God knew the men would not believe the women? Yet AND still, He did not rescind male authority and give leadership to the women. Why is that?

    In knowing the men would not believe the women, why didn't God just forget the men and give the women responsibility for establishing His church? The reason is because that is not what God has ordained (as shown in the Scriptures above).

    Of course "in Christ" we are all in equal standing before God in relation to our SALVATION. That has nothing to do with whether we are also still appointed earthly roles to fulfill in which we now live.

    Your point doesn't make sense. If all gender-specific roles have been done away with, then why would God give us the order of the family as a deptiction of the Godhead? Why would he set-up gender-specific qualifications for church leadership? Further, if there is no longer male or female, then how do Christians even get married since marriage is between male and female only?

    No. If you think about the implications of your assertion, it clearly falls flat. Such an interpretation is at odds with the other God-inspired text. A proper reading of that Scripture in context shows that God is speaking of our standing before Him as believers only.

    When women usurp the roles God has ordained by "serving" in areas for which they have not been called, they are out of order. What we have is not the Spirit of God in operation but an unclean, unholy spirit.

    God is not the author of confusion (I Corinthians 14:33). He will not condemn that which He then turns around to ordain. He will not forbid the very thing that He then exalts. No woman of God is called to operate in roles that expressly contradict God's Word. When people operate outside of what God has ordained (in any area), they are simply rebelling against God.

    What does this have to do with homosexuality? EVERYTHING. When the woman functions as the man (and vice versa), it is a role reversal. Both the man and the woman become the opposite of what God has created. You have a woman who is soulishly operating as a man. You have a man who is soulishly operating as a woman. This is the basis for homosexuality; it is the foundation of the sodomite nature. The initial rebellion (by the man or woman) in forsaking their God-given roles is just one step in a journey towards full rejection of these roles, which of course becomes expressed as well via sexual perversion.

    Have you ever wondered why God refers to homosexuals as effeminate (I Corinthians 6:9)? Why did Jesus berate those sitting up in "kings' houses" as seeking "soft" things (same word as effeminate)? Even in the world, people know subconsciously that a "soft" man or a "hard" woman are indicative of a homosexual spirit. When you masculinize a woman or feminize a man, you are preparing them to receive a full homosexual spirit.

    Copied below are links to two of the articles in the series that deal specifically with this topic.

    http://thelatterdays.blogspot.com/2008/10/turning-world-upside-down-part-3.html

    http://thelatterdays.blogspot.com/2008/10/turning-world-upside-down-part-4.html

    Scripture has been provided showing clearly that women are not to be in positions of leadership or authority over men. I have also shown how this rebellion sows the seeds for the sodomite nature to grow into full manifestation (full homosexuality).

    Now the only question which remains is will you submit to the Word of God? There is no support for the assertion that God ordains women to be leaders over men. Those who insist otherwise are just in prideful rebellion against God as the Scriptures are plain. As you point out, He esteems His Word even higher than His name (Psalm 138:2).

    I hope this has answered your questions, but feel free to respond if any remain.

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  3. I thought that "the desire of women" was a reference to the Catholic worship of Mary and the worship of other goddesses in general by the occult?

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  4. Daniel 11: 36, 37, in the context is speaking about gods, although it is normal for people high up in the occult to be homosexual.

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  5. I don't understand this though.
    My mother is a Deaconess in Church. Is this against what scripture says?

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    1. It's best to focus on what the scriptures say and not what everyone else does. That has to also include family members. Not focusing on the scriptures can cause us to be deceived even if it was not intentional. I'm sure you mother may have good intent but the word deaconess isn't even in the bible. Also I'd refer to the first response that was given

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  6. Hi! Firstly, I'd just like to say thank you so very much and may God bless you abundantly for the posts. You have no idea how important it is that Christians have the truth if their going to position themselves to fulfill the purpose of our dear Lord God. I was just curious about the no females in leadership positions over men bit. I want to understand it a bit more. Is it that God doesn't want ANY woman in leadership period or He doesn't want them in leadership if there is a man in the same establishment who also can lead? I'm asking cause our although the head Pastor at our is male, his wife also is the 'assistant' Pastor; its a leadership position nonetheless. Im just a bit confused. Please clarify. Thanks and God Bless.
    Seth

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  7. Hi Seth,

    The instruction the Scriptures give is that women are not to be in leadership or authority over men. The head of the woman is the man and the head of the man is Christ.

    I don't see how being an "Asst. Pastor" complies with that. The assistant has the same authority as the Pastor. This is not biblical. There is no role of "pastoress"; it is a position of male authority precisely because it is the shepherd over the whole church body. The following article goes into that a little more: http://thelatterdays.blogspot.com/2009/04/dont-forget-deborah-part-i.html

    What is "Asst. Pastor" supposed to imply? That she is helping the Pastor? If she is the Pastor's wife then she certainly is a help meet for him; that is a given due to her role. That she deserves respect? The respect she demands in her role is not because of any authority on her own, but through the authority of her husband. That she is in charge too? Again, that is unScriptural as noted above.

    Similarly, the church has no authority on its own, but our authority is through our Bridegroom Jesus Christ. We have authority because of who we are in Him, not because of who we are in ourselves. As soon as we step out in our "own" authority, we will fail for that is the wrong spirit. It is the same in that situation.

    Men nor women have to make a name for ourselves in this world. As soon as we seek unGodly titles and positions, we become ensnared by the devices of the deceiver. Our purpose is to glorify God.

    The relationship between men and women is a reflection of the relationships in the Godhead. When one strives to be out of order, it reflects a lack of understanding about what God has established (or a decision to rebel against it).

    Here is one more article that speaks more about the purpose of submission in women and why this is so important. I hope it also illustrates how disastrous it can be when women try to usurp authority outside of those roles:

    http://thelatterdays.blogspot.com/2009/05/dont-forget-deborah-part-3.html

    God Bless!

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  8. Hi! God bless you abundantly.
    These are examples I found in the Word of God mentioning Esther as queen (book of Esther), Rachel as a shepherd (Genesis 29:9), Mary (sister of Aaron and Moses in Exodus 15) as a prophetess, as well as Deborah (Judges 4), Anna (Luke 2:36) and Huldah (2 Kings 22:3-20). In Ephesians 4:11 says: "And he gave some to be apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;". Also, in Titus says that older women are to be teachers of good.
    I wonder if the man (head) and women (ideal helper) are one flesh when they are married, then, don't they share the same authority since they are one? Christ (head) and the Church (body of Christ: redeemed men and women) will be one with Him when it comes the marriage of the Lamb, and the word of God states that the Church shall reign with Him and that wherever He is, we will be with him.
    Can you explain, I'm somewhat confused...
    Thank you for your response. Take care!

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  9. Hi Erodzm,

    The church is not given its own authority by relation of its position in Christ. Rather, our relationship to Jesus makes it possible for us to walk in HIS authority. Even Christ's authority came not from Himself alone, but from the Father (Matthew 11:27; John 3:35, 5:22, 6:38, 8:28, 17:4).

    Yes Esther was a Queen, but that did not grant her authority over the kingdom in her own right. Instead, it placed her in a position to appeal to the authority of the King (the patriarch).

    When Esther wanted to address the plight of the Jews, she could not issue any decrees or commands. She had to pray, fast, and seek the authority of the King for Him to act on her behalf. This is what our relationship to Christ accomplishes for us. It doesn't mean that we can start operating in our own authority, but that we have access to His authority as He acts on our behalf.

    The authority we walk in is never our own, but always is His...even though He shares it with us. It is as the Spirit wills, not as we will. It remains His authority that we need and seek.

    Similarly, a woman does not adopt the same authority as a man when they marry. How could God repeatedly say that the man is the head of the woman (even in the NT), if in fact they both are the "head" by virtue of having the same authority? Such would be nonsensical. The woman rather reflects the authority of the man, just as Esther reflected the authority of the King and the church reflects the authority of Christ. It is still however the patriarch's authority being represented.

    It is wonderful for a woman to prophesy or tend to God's sheep, but neither places her in a position of authority over men - which Scripture expressly says is forbidden.

    None of the examples you cite violate the order God has given for men and women in His Body. There are many valuable roles women must have in God's church, but all things must be done decently and in order - according to His dictates.

    God Bless!

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  10. Thank you so much for answering! Now I understand clearly. God bless you abundantly and your family, and this ministry. Take care!!! :)

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