Monday, December 1, 2014

Dear Friend, 

We are witnessing a momentous and unprecedented moral and spiritual transformation.  A while back, I shared on the Tipping Point.  In the physical realm, once you reach the tipping point, the dynamics change, the momentum accelerates.  One doesn’t need much effort or force, the 
process takes on a life of its own.  Few things demonstrate this fact as the recent Supreme Court  Non-decision – and it’s ramifications for America.   
Scripture: Proverbs 15:3
 See Message: The Dark Trinity 
This autumn, the Supreme Court decided not to take up the cases of several states appealing the striking down of laws protecting traditional marriage. By refusing to make a decision on these cases, the Court was, in essence, making the decision that these laws would be struck down with no further recourse or hope of reversal. 
The day this fateful undecision was announced, there were 19 states in America that had ended the biblical and historic definition of marriage with the legalization of gay marriage.  After the Court rejected taking up these cases, the number of states ending the biblical definition of marriage skyrocketed – from 19 to 32.  In the blink of an eye, gay marriage went from the position of a minority of states – to that of the majority – another tipping point.  In the same blink of an eye, the number of states upholding the biblical and historic definition of marriage went from 31 to 18 – a distinct minority.   
The speed at which marriage, gender, and morality has been redefined is stunning.  The Bible gives a very clear prophetic warning concerning this phenomenon:  “Woe to those who call evil ‘good,’ and good ‘evil.’  We are now that people.  And yet we are worse.  We are a people who now call what we once knew to be good ‘evil,’ and what we once knew to be evil ‘good.’  
And to the exact degree that our culture deems evil to be good, it deems that which is good to  be evil.  It is no accident paralleling this redefining of sin is an equal redefining of righteousness. Christian bakers who refuse to take part in celebrating gay marriage are sued, judged guilty by the court, punished with heavy fines, and driven out of business.  As sin is established as the law of the land, righteousness becomes illegal.  If the present course is not altered the time will come when Christians are driven from one profession after the other.  
We are past the tipping point.  We live in the days that parallel those of the prophets, the days of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Elijah.  How do we respond?  If we are living in prophetic days, we must become a prophetic people.  Resolve to live with the strength, the boldness, the unbending steadfastness, and the purity of the prophets.   The eyes of the Lord search the entire earth looking for the one whose heart is completely His.  You be that one.  And God will keep you, affirm you, and lift you up.  
Thank you for all your prayers.  They are crucial!  Take steps this month to rise to your prophetic call for such a time as this.  And may the Lord greatly bless you as you do.   
Your brother and co-laborer  
 in His love and service,