DAY 27: Changed
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. Such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
1 Corinthians 6:9-11
When Mordecai learned all that had been done, (Haman’s decree) Mordecai tore his clothes and put on sackcloth and ashes, and went out into the midst of the city, and he cried out with a loud and bitter cry.
Today we continue on the same theme as yesterday where we called for a wailing wall of intercession for 100,000 in the LGBT community to be saved and transformed. Reading the scripture at the beginning, we also realize that the verse applies to all those in sexual immorality and idolatry. Obviously, God’s Word is not singling out homosexuality.
Right now in Massachusetts, there is a bill being proposed concerning a minor’s gender, identity, or sexual orientation. In short, if a Christian family has a child with gender identity confusion etc. and seeks to find them counsel or healing – that will be legally seen as child abuse. We have already seen with families that have sought to help their child and find counseling, that anything other than affirming and advocating for fluid gender identity expression is seen as abuse. In short, it’s harmful to families and will also limit counselors. In Massachusetts, it’s already difficult to find a counselor that is pro-family in a biblical sense and if the counselor is pro-family, they afraid to counsel a questioning child for fear of the state.
With the term “child abuse” in the bill, a therapist who counsels conversion therapy could lose his license and the parents could lose their child to the Department of Children and Families due to child abuse.
Friends this is a terrifying shot over the bow for the church. What will parents do when they seek to get help for their children knowing that they could actually lose their children? Will they flee Massachusetts? Will this effect pastors counseling minors and sharing the hope of the Gospel with them?
I believe this bill and similar bills is the last gasp of governmental overreach to seek and restrain the massive movement of salvation coming to this community in this present spiritual awakening.
I believe God is already answering the prayers of the wailing wall. There is a movement called ‘Changed’ that is simply a compilation of hundreds of men and women’s testimonies who were helped by counseling and the power of God and have experienced a sexual orientation shift towards heterosexual desires. These people are coming out of the closet of intimidation declaring their transformation. This is one closet that the powers of darkness don’t want people to come out of, and it’s expressed in insidious bills like the one in Massachusetts now. If you have a box that has a thousand equations saying that 2+2=5, and everyone believes it to be true, then the ideology is safe. But if one anomaly breaks out declaring 2+2=4, it doesn’t affect anything. However, if 500 equations begin to break out of the box, it’s no longer an anomaly, but it’s a movement that shatters the lie. Could we be in the moment of a movement called ‘Changed’? It’s time for thousands to come out of the closet and break the ideology locked up in the box that declares, “No one can change.” … But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 6:11
When Haman’s decree was passed it started a prayer movement that ultimately reversed the decree and shook Haman from his power center. The king could stamp the decree, but he couldn’t stamp out the prayer. We are calling the church nationwide like Mordecai and Esther, to fast and cry to God, not only for the reversing of the decrees but for thousands to be saved and transformed. For no man can argue against a testimony. Some may have to go to Jail; some may have to risk their lives like Esther to challenge the decree. But I hear the sound of a major jailbreak. Please pray for these changed people who are being threatened because of their public testimony. Pray for the ‘Changed’ movement to explode beyond anything we could dream of. Even now a similar bill in California is now the subject of federal litigation due to concerns that it violates the 1st amendment’s guarantee of freedom of speech.
Father, we pray and identify with our Christian brothers and sisters in Massachusetts for such a time as this. Create a firestorm of that will confront this tyrannical bill. Give them the courage to go before the King like Esther. God, please protect families and give wisdom to parents. Let wailing walls be formed in churches and in homes crying out for the freedom of their own sons and daughters struggling in various sexual addictions. God, may Massachusetts become a testimony that initiates a third great awakening. We pray for the protection of those in the ‘Changed’ movement from those who would seek to destroy the evidence of the Biblical truth and its corresponding testimony. Amen
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