In the early 1930s, the churches in Europe faced a moment of decision, to support the facist/nazis. They chose to support fascism in Europe and socialism in Russia to maintain their own power. Today the church is at the Cross Road with an even great Depression looming. The problem is not Trump but the churches and the US is falling after five decades of living on credit, low interest rates, and a giant bubble of over prized stock exchange waiting to pop with devastating implications. How can the Christian stand in the gap? To prevent a descent into a civil battle between the liberal Socialist Marxist and right wing Facist? The world wide rise in the stock market for the last 12 years is really fake because it is driven by cheap money and credit just like the Great Depression on 1929.
Matt 16:16,17,18 Simon Peter answered “You are Christ, the Son of the Living God. And Jesus said to him, Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. I also say to you that you are Peter and upon this rock, I will build My church, and the gates of hades will not over power it”
A new antigay revival church led by a lesbian in Singapore recently published a video posting claiming that the pride flag is a symbol of Satan and gays are Satan’s scheme. The posts was quickly and widely condemned forcing them to make a sort of apology. Sadly, these church members are suffering themselves, internally like any exgay movement. Their way of fighting and affirming they are right and godly is to broadcast their untenable stand.
These anti gay churches ironically manned by “gay Christians” is an antithesis to God’s justice, mercy and grace. In the pursuit of Godliness they have entered into a false godliness driven from the demonic lies to deny the saving grace of christ to the gay community through false condemnation. They did not realise that the gates of Hades are attacking the church if our rock is not Christ centered. They are so zealous because they are losing the fight against their innate same sex attraction and so pour more energy to fight it and to propagate this self rejection in the name of Christianity to the gay community.
These churches have sinned against the very Word of God which is Christ Incarnate. They have also sinned against themselves by hating how God has created them. Propagating their self rejection to the gay community in the name of Christianity is blasphemy. They don’t realise that their effort is against the the flow of justice as the time and season for the anti gay or the ex gay Christian movement is over. It is a destructive both to themselves and the Gospel Good News.
Gen 20:15 You shall not steal
Gen 20:16 You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour
One of the most natural principal under the law is whatever you sow is what ever you will reap. As the Christian Right focused on the law, they come under the judgement of the law. The devil is trying to focus the church on causing harm so that judgement and darkness could come on the body of Christ. The gay community is very small, and the Christian Right much larger, but the harm and animus done to the gay community will one day greatly impact the church. And that day is dawning.
Today 15 June 2020, the Supreme Court in the US has dealt the final blow on the Christian Right’s attempt to deny basic rights to gays. The supreme Court decision meant that gays could not be sacked just because they are gays. With the court so stacked with conservatives, it was the last chance for the Christian Right to bring a clear case of denial of basic human rights to the courts which in normal circumstances would not even be heard. The church has been deceived by the devil and the optics would have looked bad whatever decision the Supreme Court would have made. Ironically, the charisma magazine called one of the supreme Court judge as engaging in treacherous deception when the charismatic evangelicals are so easily deceived by Satan because of their own hidden sins needed to be placed on the gentle gay lambs.
The church is not necessarily the Body of Christ because the Body of Christ are those who are in Christ, who believed that Jesus Christ alone is Lord, God and Saviour above all other gods. Only in believing by faith that Jesus death and resurrection makes us a child of God in Christ rather than works of love or being part of creation. The weeds have so cluttered the church until darkness reigns and there is no power to heal nor to save. The church itself is steeped in darkness that it cannot be saved but by the light which is Jesus Christ. Instead of fighting the demonic realm these exgay groups are fighting themselves whilst thinking they are fighting the Satanic realm.
This day today, June 7, 1967, Jerusalem is in Jewish hands again after 2,000 years (from 63 BCE when Roman conquered Judea) . It is also the first Sunday after the Jewish feast of Pentecost.
Prior, the Europeans in World War 2, killed more than 6 million Jews. This was the ending of the Jewish diaspora to Roman Europe with millions killed in the Holy land in AD70 and the subsequent uprising in the next 200 years. The Jews defended the land until they were physically removed from their promised land. Many chosed death such as in the famous siege of Masada in 74 AD. The modern day Palestinians knew the land didn’t belong to them but to the Jews so much so that their leader Mahmoud Abbas declared the Palestinians were the descendents of Cannanites who came before the Jews.
Many years ago I was walking through a prison in the Australian outback doing electrical works. The black prisoners were all screaming racist slurs and curses and spitting at me as I walked through the corridor. There was so much hate and anger. It gave me a different perspective of the world. Perhaps victims often becomes perpetrators of their own predicaments if they don’t respond with grace. But many have lost so much that it is very painful. Isint the heart of the matter our hearts rather than the excuses we made of racism of the old days?
In the United States, in the midst of the Covid 19 pandemic, the death by the hands of the white police of a black man has triggered a series of violent protests by Black lives Matters and Antifa, a militant left radicalised socialist group making best use of the opportunity to cause havoc. As a safety issue during Covid19, it is irresponsible to be out in the streets protesting in masses. I see many whites joining in the protests but ironically the issue is also with white privilege of the elites.
In this highly partisan world, the mainline churches are seen as demanding for the churches to be closed, to help those most affected by the virus whereas the Charismatic Evangelicals have focused on global outreach though the Internet and getting the church open. Both are good attempts at following Jesus, but missed the fundamental question – how is the church different from an NGO welfare groups? This was in-light of the fact that in Singapore, the first Covid cluster were centered around the evangelical and Charismatic evangelicals. There is no incense in the church to ward of darkness.
Numbers 16:46 So Moses said to Aaron, “Take a censer and put fire in it from the altar, put incense on it, and take it quickly to the congregation and make atonement for them; for wrath has gone out from the Lord. The plague has begun.”
Today is Pentecost Sunday. Have you ever wondered where the Holy Spirit have gone? There was darkness in Israel for 400 years before the birth of John the Baptist where there was no Holy Spirit revelation. Many mainline churches do church today and proclaim sacred encounters but there is no Holy Spirit rather routine religious ceremonies.
The incense here speaks of Jesus Christ. As the church proclaims Jesus as the head rather than the tail, atonement comes. However, if the incense is our human effort, then plaque continues. In SG, the first few clusters happened in Churches? Hence, all the services became remote online. What happened? Why is there no healing anointing in the church in Bible houses and Assemblies of God? The sin of the church is not discerning the Holy Spirit but giving space to Satan’s lying witness which leveraged on our fears. We must return to the Holy Spirit of God and wait in the upper room to pray for revival.
Many Christians are scared that judgement even flood would come because of gay marriage because they are deceived by the lies of Satan who is worshiped at many street corners. If they are so afraid of the flood, wouldn’t the flood already come when the Romans crucified Jesus Christ, God’s Son. The sin of mankind that resulted in the flood is not being gay but worshipping Satan whom some Christians even deny.
Let us discern the Holy Spirit of God instead of fear and self righteousness lest the Holy Spirit is removed from us just as prior to the flood. This is happening since 1967, when the Jews entered Jerusalem. It ushered in the End Times when the Holy Spirit will not tarry with unbelieving mainline and a heretical mother church.
When we put the label of sinners onto the forehead of gays, Satan would undermine the church by causing the mega church leaders and priests of the mother church to have their sins exposed. It is all a matter of optics. Satan is using gays as a trojan horse to feed the self righteousness of the church and to distort the Gospel message from the centrality of Jesus Christ. The world will know us for our hate and hypocrisy and not because of Grace or love being the salt in a fallen world. The purpose is to make the church loose its saltiness.
Now that judgement is happening with this plaque? Where are the gate keepers wearing white? Let us return to the Holy Spirit of God rather than act blameless and blaming others. If we want revival in Singapore, the church has to go to the upper room instead of plying the streets and blaming gays. In the upper room, there is humility before God because we have sinned against God for persecuting the innocent. If we ever were to be the Antioch to Asia, the mega churches should not add to the Gospel of faith alone.
The church is called to be salt to this fallen world. Why is it fallen? Because it belongs to Satan. If we single out gays as sinners, persecuting the innocent, it would destroy the calling of the church. When we are sin conscious we tend to amplify the apparent sins of others. If we looked into the original Bible text, we should realise that the alleged sin of homosexuality is actually the worship of Baal because it was practised in this context not that they were same sex attracted. If straight people were having sex with temple prostitutes in the worship of Aphroditus, does it make heterosexuality a sin? Surely not. The sin is worshiping the demonic deities.
The church is in bondage and lockdown long before Covid. In many churches, Jesus is kept dipilated and hanging from the Cross as if not allowed to die nor rise again. So he is kept dripping blood as some sort of continuing pagan sacrifice every week to maintain the power in the church. But only with the risen Christ whom the Holy Spirit of God can come down like fire and wind. The light cannot dispel darkness if we hold on to darkness. Let us see the light and fire of the Holy Spirit anointing.
In many ancient churches, there is a need for the holy fathers of the church when God meant for us to go directly to Jesus at the right hand of God the Father. No one should be called Father lest it displaces the Father in heaven. There is no one Holy except by the Blood of Jesus Christ. Even Mary and the Saints are sinners needing redemption. There is no relevelation except by the Holy Spirit of God to bring us into the Holy of Holies.
The ancient mother church has long become Babylon yet all the evangelicals are worried about is gay marriage because they do not discern carefully by the Holy Spirit but listened to the false witness of the devil. The church is in bondage yet they could only blame gays as the gentle lamb to be sacrificed.
Many US mainline churches even don’t believe that Satan exist but is ourselves which ironically is partially true since they entertained the voice of Satan so much until they become one. Only the Holy Spirit can set them free if they only humbled themselves at the upper room.
The mainline churches with their long list of religious academic credentials have long sought to restructure and reconstruct Jesus into their own image as social justice hero which He never was. Healing and feeding the poor and baptising in the lonely desert doesn’t make one a radical street protestor against power in the city. Jesus chose to die in the city, not to come against injustice but to pay for our sins, for liberation comes from within. We are not free inwardly without Jesus Christ.
Why are some reconstructing Christianity? Why not? The Conservative churches does the same proclaiming Jesus as the chief pharisees at the Guard House wearing white and coming against gays. Just like the religions who bought the adulteror to Jesus, you could never ever find the man. After all, there are less than 10,000 abortions each year is done in SG without much protest from the Christian Right. Why? Straight people sins are put on gay people.
The Covid 19 has found the church wanting, without power nor healing presence. In US, the mainline churches wanted to follow Jesus but they have no power nor healing. Because in the Bible, they followed Jesus home, whereas these new age Christians want to make Jesus their own. There is no power nor salvation in the flesh.
Satan also made the evangelical churches so fearful of sin that they crucified gays. But it is always the sin of others. No one bothered that people worship pagan gods at every street corner that the bible condemns as abomination. We need to discern the voice of the Holy Spirit and be filled with the Holy Spirit of God to do the will of God. The lion lingers to devour.
When they crucify gays, they put the innocent to the Cross and the condemnation by the law comes back to the church four fold. So there is no power and healing in the church because they are bound by blood in their hands like Pilate did which cannot be washed away. The gate keepers may wear white but those with spiritual eyes see their blood stain and Satan smiled with glee. Let us listen to the Holy Spirit to proclaim Jesus Christ as the centre.
We have lockdown for the last 3 months in many parts of the world. Many are suffering depression, loneliness and even protesting. But many gay people, have been in the closet for a whole lifetime because the church have kept them there. When we throw away the keys, we also ban the Holy Spirit from filling the church over and over again that revival may come.
It is said that Covid will soon be over when the economy restarts, but many have forgotten that a financial pandemic will follow the plaque. The virus has pricked a hole into the giant financial bubble the world is living in especially the US. The great depression that follows will cause much more harm than the deaths from the virus. It is important to walk by the Holy Spirit of God rather than the spirit of this world.
In the midst of Covid 19, in the quietness of the desert, I begin to realise that we have a spiritual environment where there are many voices of different spiritual deities. They camp even in churches and within services. Both darkness and light exist. Our flesh tries to balance it, but darkness tries to destroy us yet we often listened not to the saving grace of God in Jesus Christ. The church needs to be filled again by the Holy Spirit of God.
In the midst of Covid 19, in absolute silence where even the church services are no more live because they have failed against the plaque, it is important to burn incense of Myrrh and Frankinsence as a sweet offering to God as a daily reminder of the sweet smelling aroma of His Son Jesus Christ. Let the Holy Spirit filled us with tongues that we may discern the Word of God in such a grave time as this.
Let Pentecost come. Come Holy Spirit. Revive us again. Fill us with your power, with your love, grace and mercy. Let the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit be manifested to break the yoke of Satan upon this land. Bring revival O Lord upon this dying land. Let it rain like never before, healing rain.
The death of Pastor Sy Rogers formerly of Church of Our Saviour in Singapore marks the end of the ex-gay ministries. Pastor Kong Hee of City Harvest in remembering Sy said that he provided clarity and helped for those who struggled with issues pertaining to human sexuality. At the end, many friends who were under his ex-gay ministry or heard his teachings at various charismatic churches became very suicidal, and departed from the faith, or even died due to self abuse/suicide.
The ex-gay ministry destroyed the faith and personality/soul of many. The churches associated with Sy Rogers and provided him an ex-gay platform are equally responsible. May God have mercy on them.
As the Coronavirus Covid-19 strikes the nations with some nations having deaths of more than 1,000 a day, the talk of the End Times among Christians with Jesus coming anytime becomes very hot. I believe Jesus is not coming back anytime soon, although the season of His coming back is very near. The Coronavirus will end because this is something not new for the Spanish Flu killed many, and the world moves on but it changed the world. This is a very dark Easter with so many deaths and the virus comes in the night killing many so quickly. But as Believing Christians standing on the finished work of the Cross of Calvary this Easter and not on our own good works, we have an assurance of true faith that we will be with Christ that even if we die today, we will live in eternity with Christ.
Some people of faith even blame gays, and they may not be that wrong that someone should be sacrificed to appeased some angry gods. The sinners however are not gays but people of faith even mainline Christians worshiping pagan gods who are but fallen angels. But Covid-19 is not caused by the God of Israel, but Satan. When the world voted against the God of Israel in the UN in Dec 2017, so is the covering of God against darkness lifted. And all the nations will suffer even Israel because redemption has not come. Eg if the earth’s electromagnetic fields decline, we will be exposed to dangerous rays. But these rays had been there all the time just that we were protected. This is a fallen world. The virus has always been there but the nations have made a mockery of God’s grace and tumped His Holy City.
There is no 7 years tribulation after rapture. Just as in the days of Noah, they all died in the day of the Lord when the flood came. No 7 years tribulation. Which means if Jesus came back today, the grace for salvation and the door to heaven will bang shut and the whole world destroyed in a blinking of an eye.
The news of the resignation of an iconic Prime Minister in an Asian country shocked many after a week of intriguing battles and treachery. It was indeed a backdoor coup. As my liberal friends go out to the streets to join the protests, I am reminded that those who come to divide Israel will be herself divided.
The former PM was anti Israel to the core, calling the faith based terrorism in the Middle East as a direct resultant of the creation of the State of Israel. He has called Trump the villain for relocating the US embassy to Jerusalem.