In Psalm 39 verse 1, King David did not want to ‘sin with his tongue’. “I will guard my mouth with a muzzle as long as the wicked are in my presence,” he states. In verse 2, he continues in a different manner, saying, “I was speechless and quiet; I kept silent, even from speaking good, and my pain intensified.” Hmmm I thought to myself.
I shy away from using the word ‘gay’ to express happiness or joy, as it is defined by Webster. Now, the rainbow has been hijacked.
Seems we in the church of Jesus, not wanting to offend anyone, became intimidated into saying nothing, thinking this equates to love. Those offended by anything and everything against what is in their own minds have taken control, while we are reaping the suffering of “pain intensified”. The world now views us as the enemy, any speaking out on behalf of Truth an attack on them and not to be tolerated. What these deluded ones desire is sin-pleasure, and will stop at nothing to get it.
Persecution is nothing new to the Church of Jesus Christ. No one suffered more than Him. As the season of sin is temporary, so is this time of persecution temporary. We endure for the sake of more to come to their right sense of seeing the need for seeking the peace and joy only provided by the Father.
We should ‘guard our mouth’ and not be unloving or hurtful to anyone. We wrestle not against flesh and blood. Still, it is high time we speak up for Truth and reclaim what is ours…things as great as the promise of the rainbow, things as small, as a word. I’m glad to see the church waking up, cleaning up our image, and doing what God would have us do. His will is going to done upon the earth, as it is in Heaven.