For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections:
For even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burnt in their lust one towards another; men with men working that which is unseemingly and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness, full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity, whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
Who knowing the judgement of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
As it is laid out in that scripture we understand that God have established his standards and there are sins and then there are SINS.
Homosexuality is one of those sins that falls under sexual immorality. Paul argued that homosexual sin is serious and as such the unrepentant, active homo sinners will by no means enter the Kingdom of God. Paul also encouraged his readers not to be deceived by fake teachings and perverse knowledge. He declared there will be those whom deny this truth and argue that some forms of homosexual livity are ok and should be acceptable by society and by God. However, Paul was very precised in his arguments. He said homosexuality leads people to damnation and destruction. It is not a unique sin, nothing about it is indifferent or extraordinary. It is a sin like any other as Paul explained. His list included several forms of sexual immorality and adultery. It also includes non sexual types of sins, such as: Drunkenness, theft, unforgiveness etc. Tho homosexuality sin is incredibly serious but it is not the only serious sin, all sins are indeed serious and have their own consequencies and outcomes. All sins open many doors of strong-holds in your life, such as: Physical and spiritual death, misery, bitterness, jealousy, mental illnesses, rejection, S.T.I.’s, infidelity, addiction and the list could go on forever. Apart of societal issues is that we tend to trivialized other socalled small sins such as: Greed, drunkenness, reviling, and defrauding others but when the topic is about homosexuality and adultery, a time bomb goes off in our heads and we instantly downgrade some and upgrade the others in relation to severity. We have placed this enormous amount of energy, judgement and condemnation on ones we perceived to be great and serious sins.
But could it be because our mind is carnal or very small, we tend to capitalized on things our mind apparently can’t handle? All sins are sins and none is greater than the other. God is such an amazing God, that his mind is supreme, and it envelopes that which we couldn’t even bare to understand.
God forgives and he loves us and accepts us and see’s us beyond our flaws. Like Paul said and such were some of you. You were washed, sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of God. This brought me back to a few years back. I was working at a Supermarket in New York City, just a little off Flatbush Avenue and there I met this girl with thick, strong, black locs, with eyes of darkness written within them, her attirement suggested it all but I am unworthy to judge another’s character or their lives. We became friends and I decided I would make a difference. The day came where we exchanged numbers but it turnt out the first phone call was the last.
At that point i’ve realized some can’t be helped in up close in person because some can only be helped by intercessory prayers.
So i had discovered that my sole purpose at that moment was to intercede on her behalf. I prayed for her couple times per week. Then there it was, she whispered to me, “I like you, you are sexy?”
I immediately gasped for air because i have never seen or heard a woman spoke with such confusion. I bowed my head in shame before her because of how the moment felt to me. If I could have disappeared at that moment I would have felt alive. Then I thought to myself, she must be so hurt inside to the point she could not feel ashamed as I were, what went so wrong in her life? So I looked at her and said, “You know, God really loves you, when everybody have turned their backs on you, God is holding you.”
“Your destiny is not to be a woman’s wife. God is going to place you at a Church and there you will find your husband and there you will experience a wonderful union.”
As I said that, she laughed hysterically, I felt like such a clown or a bombarded fool wondering what have I said that deserves such laughter. All I could have said to her was, “I’m sorry but I cannot be your go to friend but I am your friend that will be praying for you.” She laughed me to scourne and may I tell you, about two (2) years after, I was on a famous social media site browsing and she messaged me. When I viewed the message, I had to double check the display picture. It wasn’t her, I met someone new online. This girl had no locs that emphasized the many years of pain. She wasn’t wearing any dusty gothic make-up neither was she wearing any pitch black ghost like killer pants and her skin wasn’t like death. This girl called herself FAITH. Her hair was of a classy bunned style, her dress was such a flary heavenly appearance with eyes of newness. I was indeed shocked. This girl have changed. This girl have became sanctified. This girl got married, she was so beautiful it made me cried. Prayers do come true. There was absolutely a difference, her annointing possessed change. She said, ” Phoebe, thank you. You prayed for me, you are my sister in Christ.”
May I tell you, even when I had backslided, she was stronger than a rock and still is, going hardcore in her ministries and demonstrating her annointing. She thought it was my prayer that made God heard her cries and delivered her but she have no idea what her existence and sin have done for me. If it weren’t for her sin, I would not have had this drive and passion for prayer. That was my first encounter with the powers of prayer. I strongly believe that prayers can move mountains and calm storms. Anyone can be forgiven as long as you are willing to change and turn from your evil ways. Your sins are not too big or contrary for God to forgive and accepts you.
If you are reading this and you know this story is a reflection of your life and you are convicted by it and you feel ashamed, fearful, guilty, filthy…….STOP!
Don’t feel guilty, don’t feel ashamed, don’t feel unaccepted, or fearful because God will still hear you and answer you if you would just repent with a broken and contrite heart. God will forgive all your sins and give you a new life once you are determined to turn a blind eye to the old you. You are now dead to sin and alive in Christ. Go fort and testify of God’s mighty works. Keep not thy balls in the closet because your closet is filled with corpse and scorpion waiting to repaint your room in death. Throw out your skeletons, gather your balls and allow God to clean thy closet by tarring your mind with a fresh annointing.
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