The Cock Crowed Three Times….Why Are Christians Complaining?

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Why are Christians upset about the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage?

Did you marry your husband or wife for a tax incentive or benefits?

Or did you get married because you loved them?

Do you seek approval from Government or from God?

Let me be frank…. The devil offered Jesus the Kingdoms of this world because he had nothing else to offer. The nations, politicians, kings and leaders of every nation on earth belong to the devil. So why would you seek the Devil’s approval to get married? Why would you get married for a tax incentive?

The mask was lifted during the Democrat National Convention. The cock crowed three times (Ma 14:67-72). Did you miss it? Three times the Democrat party denied Christ. How can you seek approval from a government that denies your Lord?

Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s.  If it is taxes…then give it to them.

Wasn’t that what Yeshua (Jesus) told us to do? (Mat 22:17-21)

The Supreme Court’s decision had the Devil’s blessing. Do not confuse his marriage with that of God’s.

Unless your motive is all about money or the carrot they dangle in front of you, stop seeking the government’s blessing for marriage. You do not need a worthless certificate. That marriage has nothing to do with Love and certainly does not represent the marriage of the lamb. It’s the Devil masquerading as God.  Do not concern yourself with such things. You can only have one master… choose one!(Ma 6:24)

Do you know why we seek approval of the Bride’s father? Why an engagement ring, a white bridal gown, a wedding banquet, toast to the couple or why the groom is not allowed to see the bride until the wedding?

The courtship of the bride, wedding ceremony and the party afterwards is an area that is not well trodden in the Church. I challenge you to read your Bible to see what I am about to tell you is true or not. (Acts 17:31)

Jesus described future events using the ancient Jewish ceremony as a model. There are many parallels in the Bible to various events that will take place in a believer’s life, but none are more visible than the similarity between the Christian life and that of the of Jewish marriage ceremony.

In the Old Testament, the parents arranged the marriage between the young couple. There was no time for romantic unions because they were shepherds and always traveling. Today we would have an engagement or betrothal. The groom would give an engagement ring, which is a symbolic promise providing a tie between the two. In the ancient times, money or a deed of intention was given.

The father of the groom would choose the bride or send out his most trusted servant to find one. (Jo 15:16) The bride was usually purchased; a payment would be given to the father of the bride to compensate for the loss of a worker and to show how much the groom valued the bride (1 Cor 7:23 and 1 Pet 1:18-19). The bride usually had a choice to accept the proposal or not (Gen 24:57:58), but husbands were far and few between and a missed opportunity could have been a loss in which she may never be able to replace, so she would normally accept.

Our engagement today is much like the ancient Jewish betrothal, but with a much greater sense of commitment. (Jer 31:31-32) A covenant in the Bible was serious, final, sealed in blood and legally binding. Once the couple entered into the covenant, they were legally married in all aspects except for the physical consummation. The Betrothal ceremony consisted of an agreement or contract with a promise to the bride and an understanding of what she must do to remain pure for her future husband.( Hos 2:19-20) Today… we have God’s word; our Bibles.

After the brothel ceremony, a cup of wine was shared. (Lu 22:20) A second one would be given at the wedding banquet (Matt 26:29). Do we still make a toast the couple?

Before departing, the groom would give to the bride a gift; a symbol of love and commitment… something special to remember him and to comfort her while he is gone. We offer our brides an engagement ring. Jesus gave us the Holy Spirit. (Jo 14:16, 26)

After this ceremony, the groom departs for his father’s house to build a special room for. (Jo 14:2-3) The bride stays behind and prepares for his return. (Rev 19:7) This period would long and hard with the bride occasionally questioning on whether he would. She would be set apart, consecrated and wear a veil so men would know she has been given to another (2 Cor 11:2). Men after their own lust would tempt her by asking, “Where is the promise of his coming?”(2 Pet 3:3-4)

The bridegroom father would not let him return until the room was ready. No one knew when he would return. (Ma 13:32). The return of the groom would come as a complete surprise to the bride. While she waited, her time would be spent preparing the wedding gown, transferring her allegiance to the groom and setting her mind on her husband. (Eph 5:27)

The bride would be “snatched up by surprise.” Lamps were already prepared in case he returned at night. His return would be announced by a trumpet and a wedding procession of women and the bride arrayed in fine linen, clean and white would take place, similar to the “parable of the ten virgins.”(1 Thes 4:16-18)

The wedding ceremony and supper would take place at the groom father’s house. (Rev 19:9)

So again… why do you care what the government says about their marriage?

Why would you care if they allow them to make some superficial vow to each other?

It means nothing to Christians.

It is time for the Church to separate ourselves from the ways of government. Do not partake in it. Pay the taxes and continue and preach from the pulpit. Convict the politicians and sinners. There is no reason why you cannot speak ill of a politician, legislation or sin at the pulpit. Give Caesar his money and do what God commanded his Church to do.

Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove (expose or express disapproval) them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.  (Eph 5:11,13)

There are too many lukewarm churches out there today. You see many accepting same-sex marriage because they are afraid to offend sinners. Instead of pleasing God, they prefer to please man. These Churches will not be invited to Marriage supper. (Ma 25:1-13)

They are false prophets who represent God’s word incorrectly. They promote their own program under God’s banner. They are more interested in making friends than disciples and they will share in the judgment of those who have failed to convict the sin.

What should they care about a tax status (501c3)?

Doesn’t that money belong to Caesar anyway?

When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Yet if thou warn the wicked and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul. (Eze 3:18-19)

They are stuck on first base (guilt), skip second (repentance) and run straight for third (power). None of them will make to home base (crowned) because they refuse to follow the rules. (2 Tim 2:1-5)

Imagine a doctor in a hospital having the following dialog with a patient:

“What seems to be the problem?” The patient replies, “My fingers are great.” “Good, but what is wrong with you.” “Well, my feet are really feeling fantastic.” “Fine, but this is a hospital, what can we do for you?” “Well, let me brag about my legs, I have been walking on them all day!” “Great, but this is a place of healing. Around here, we focus on what is wrong so that we can make you fully healthy. Now then, where does it hurt?” Now imagine the patient saying: “That isn’t very positive, I would rather talk about what is right about me” or “I think I’ll find a new hospital. I feel so “sick” here, everyone seems to be so judgmental and faultfinding.”

Or, imagine a needier patient going into a hospital and begging for help for a particular problem, and having the doctor say, “Don’t condemn yourself by admitting you have a problem. I don’t receive that, brother! Let’s focus on the positive. Besides, we were having a cheerful conversation about how great the hospital administrator is… ”

The church should function as a spiritual hospital where sinners come to be healed. But today’s churches have become places where people are affirmed in their sickness, or worse still where sick people brag about self-wellness.

The Church is not the place you go on Sunday mornings. Wherever there is more than one Christian… that is where the Church is. Remember that!!

It can be at your home, work, and school or on your front, do not be fooled.

I know they will label me as an extremist, but so was Jesus.

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