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Present Acts of the Holy Spirit
Wow! First, I want to thank Brother Philip for trusting and allowing me to write a post on this incredible blog. I met Philip several months ago at a church service, and we hit it off immediately. It is so refreshing to be in company with brothers and sisters who love the Word of God to the depths. Literally!
With that being said, let’s go ahead and jump into this controversial topic. This has become a hot topic since the unwise government decision. I have seen and heard many rants, but I have not seen anyone tackle the origins of this abomination. That is what it is, an abomination, and not just an ordinary sin.
If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. – Leviticus 20:13
Now, I know we have been taught that all sin is equal in the eyes of the Lord, but I disagree. Sin is sin, yes, but there are different degrees of sin. It is true that all sin is unholy, and if not for the blood of Christ we would partake in the wrath of God because of our sin, no matter what degree it is. With that being stated, let me explain further.
In Leviticus 20:13 above, it states that homosexuality is an abomination. Let’s look at the Hebrew concordance of the word “abomination” from blueletterbible.org.
tôwʻêbah, to-ay-baw'; or תֹּעֵבַה tôʻêbah; feminine active participle of H8581; properly, something disgusting (morally), i.e. (as noun) an abhorrence; especially idolatry or (concretely) an idol:—abominable (custom, thing), abomination.
We can see that is a more defined version of sin that is completely abhorrent. It is then compared to the worshiping of idols. Which would make sense, when you relate to Daniel’s prophecy of the “Abomination of Desolation”. Why would this comparison be made? Hmmm….great question! That is what we are about to dive into.
I have heard a lot of people declare, since the government decision on homosexuality, that we are in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah. It is true that there was a strong spirit of homosexuality in those cities, but I would not declare that for us, yet. Why? Because of Abraham's plea to God.
And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he (God) said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake. – Genesis 18:32
God would have spared the cities if ten righteous people had been found. Today, we have a lot more than ten righteous people standing against this abomination. We are not in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah, but we must continue to fight before it comes to that point.
Many believe that Sodom and Gomorrah was the origins of the spirit of homosexuality, but I am actually going to suggest a time before that. This may seem extremely odd, but I will back my suggestion with the infallible Word of God. This must always be our first source of information. I personally believe that it dates back to the days of Noah!
Noah lived 600 years pre-flood and he lived 350 years post flood. I would like to focus on the 600 years before the flood. What was going on during that time? Let’s look at one of the most controversial chapters in the whole Bible, Genesis chapter 6.
“And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. – Genesis 6:1-5
And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. ” – Genesis 6:1-5
Notice that I highlighted the term “sons of God”. This is why this chapter is controversial. There are two main interpretations of who the “sons of God” were. Before the 5th Century AD, Hebrews interpreted and believed that the sons of God were fallen angels who came and laid with women. This created an offspring of giants. Jewish historian Josephus claimed these became the idols of the Greeks. What scripture supports this theory?
“Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.” – Job 1:6
“Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?” – Job 38:4&7
Last, Jesus brings complete clarity, when the Sadducees try to trick him with a question about resurrection.
“And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage:
But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:
Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the sons of God, being the sons of the resurrection.” –Luke 20:34-36
Jesus compares us to the angels by calling us the sons of God. Some translations say, “children”, but the original translation and meaning is “sons”.
Unfortunately, this belief became mocked in the 5th century AD. There arose another belief that distorted God’s Word, and it brought comfortable reading. It is still taught today. It is called, “The Sethite Theory”. The belief that the Sons of God was the lineage of Seth mixing with the lineage of Cain. It goes against the hermeneutics of scripture. It has forced or nonexistent backing in scripture period.
You are probably wondering what this has to do with homosexuality. It seems like I am rabbi trailing, but this is all significant. Please just hang with me.
So God’s creation becomes almost completely corrupted both spiritually and physically through genetics.
“And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them
But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.” –Genesis 6:6-9
We find in verse 9, that Noah was not only a righteous man, but his lineage was pure from Adam. This is a major reason why God saved Noah and his family. There was no distortion of creation in his gene pool. So God cleansed the Earth and started over with Noah.
Now you may have two questions revolving around this. First, wasn’t there giants after the flood, and second, why do angels not lay with women today?
Let’s answer the first question. Noah and his lineage was pure, but he had three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth. His sons took wives on the ark. It is possible that the wives carried a gene of giants. Furthermore, Ham became cursed after the flood, and if you follow his lineage, you will see a lot giants in his offspring. What is ironic, or the perfection of God, is that Shem does not have giants in his lineage. God preserves him for the coming of the Messiah.
Why do giants not lay with women today? God is very serious about this abomination that happened. He did not wait to place judgment on these angels who laid with women. He made an example of them, and he placed them in bondage immediately.
“For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;” -2 Peter 2:4-5
These angels are different than Satan, and the angels who are with him.
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:”-1 Peter 5:8
“Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD.
And the LORD said unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.” –Job 2:1-2
In these verses, we can clearly see that Satan is allowed to roam freely until he will be bound at the millennial reign of Christ. (Revelation 20)
So when we see in scripture the mention of angels who are bound until the Day of Judgment, then it is these. Which brings me to a closing verse and understanding. There is much I could relate and show about Ham leading to Nimrod, Baal, Molech, Ashtoreth, and Satan that tie into the topic “Origins of Homosexuality”, but maybe I can share that at another time. I know Genesis 6 may seem way out in left field about this topic, but here is the knot that ties it together.
“And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” Jude 6-7
There is a comparison made in the book of Jude. He compares the fallen angels of Genesis 6 to the homosexuals in Sodom and Gomorrah. Why? Note the term, “strange flesh”. Paul calls homosexuality, “the unnatural desire” in Romans 1. He mentions that homosexuality was used to worship the idols, which falls back to the mention of Baal, Molech, Ashtoreth, and Satan. This is the relation of the term, “abomination”.
God did not design the angels to be sexual beings. It is and was an unnatural desire for them to lay with women. It is an unnatural desire for men to lay with men and women to lay with women. This is why the act of homosexuality was used to worship idols of old. People are unknowingly worshiping fallen angels when they commit this act, and that is why it is considered an abomination! The origin goes back to the unnatural desire of the fallen angels during the days of Noah!
I would like to end with this. On June 26th, gay marriage was legalized, and then on June 30th, an unexpected blood moon rose over America. I asked the Lord why He did this, and He answered me.
Israel is always represented by the moon. God ordained them to go by the lunar calendar instead of the solar calendar like us. The gentiles has been grafted into Israel. We, the church, are now part of Israel. Christ has only one body. The Blood Moon rose 4 days after the decision. A Blood Moon is always a bad omen or sign for Israel. God waited 4 days, because it was on the 4th day of creation that he created the stars, sun, and moon for signs and for seasons for us. God is trying to warn the American church that we are about to be persecuted. I personally believe that He would not warn us if there was something we could not do about it. We must unite stronger than ever if we are going to make it through this season of trial.
I love you all, and once again, I thank Brother Philip for allowing me to write this blog.