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The Tip of the Iceberg
4 September 2015
For years, I and others have been sounding the alarm over the radical, militant homosexual agenda. And warning that persecution is awaiting anyone who stands in their way — especially Christians. This week, these warnings and concerns are becoming reality before our very eyes.
In his article EXCLUSIVE: Kentucky Clerk: ‘This is a fight worth fighting’, Fox News columnist Todd Starnes wrote:
Kim Davis could become the first Christian in America jailed as a result of the Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage.Kim Davis is a Rowan County, Kentucky, Clerk who, because of her Christian faith, refuses to sign marriage licenses for homosexuals. Here are some more details from the article:
U.S. District Judge David Bunning told Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis she would be jailed until she complied with his order to issue the licenses. Davis said “thank you” before she was led out of the courtroom by a U.S. marshal. She was not in handcuffs.The part of this article which I found most relevant, inspiring and important were the words of Kim Davis herself, who, as the center of this raging controversy, has become a huge target for homosexual attack, and as the motivating force, demonic attack.
Bunning also warned deputy clerks around the state that they could suffer the same fate should they refuse to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.
Davis has refused to issue marriages licenses for two months since the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage. She argues that her Christian faith should exempt her from signing the licenses.
Liberty Counsel attorney Mat Staver, who is representing Davis, called the ruling “outrageous.”
He said Davis will be fingerprinted and photographed “just like a criminal.”
“This cannot be tolerated,” he said. “This is ultimately going to spark a huge debate around the country. This is not the kind of country — this is not the America that our founders envisioned.”
Davis is the clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky — a small patch of earth in the northeastern part of the state. She was elected last November — taking the place of her mother, who held the position for nearly 40 years.
It’s fair to say that issuing marriage licenses was something of a family business — until the day the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage.
Davis is a devout Apostolic Christian, and she knew that should gay marriage become legal, she could not and would not sign her name on a same-sex marriage certificate.
So when that day came, she issued an edict: No more marriage licenses would be issued in Rowan County. It was a decision that would bring down the wrath of militant LGBT activists and their supporters.
The mainstream media and the activists have been ruthless. They’ve portrayed her as a monster — a right-wing, homophobic hypocrite. She’s been smeared by tabloid-style reports on her checkered past. They’ve written extensively about her failed marriages.
It’s true, she’s been married four times. But what’s missing in the mainstream media coverage is the context. Her life was radically changed by Jesus Christ in 2011, and since then she has become a different person. She once lived for the devil, but now she lives for God. She’s a sinner saved by grace.
It is astonishing how much significance there is in Kim’s words. She said that it was her appointed time to stand. Regarding other Christians, I believe she was speaking prophetically when she warned, “their time will come.”
“I’ve weighed the cost and I’m prepared to go to jail, I sure am. This has never been a gay or lesbian issue for me. This is about upholding the word of God.
“This is a heaven or hell issue for me and for every other Christian that believes. This is a fight worth fighting.
“I have to either make a decision to stand or I have to buckle down and leave. And if I left, resigned or chose to retire, I would have no voice for God’s word.
“They told my husband they were going to burn us down while we slept in our home. He’s been told that he would be beaten up and tied up and made to watch them rape me. I have been told that gays should kill me.
“I’m very steadfast in what I believe. I don’t leave my conscience and my Christian soul out in my vehicle and come in here and pretend to be something I’m not. It’s easy to talk the talk, but can you walk the walk?
“My God in heaven knows every crack, every crevice, every deep place in my heart. And He knows the thoughts that are in my mind before I even think them. And He has given me such a beautiful and wonderful grace through all of this.
“I had created such a pit of sin for myself with my very own hands. All I can say to them [her accusers] is if they have a sordid past like what I had, they too can receive the cleansing and renewing, and they can start a fresh life and they can be different. They don’t have to remain in their sin, there’s hope for tomorrow.
“I’m just a vessel God has chosen for this time and this place. I’m no different than any other Christian. It was my appointed time to stand, and their time will come.”
God, through the apostle Paul, has promised that “everyone who wants to live a godly life in Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah will be persecuted” (2 Timothy 3:12).
If we want to truly follow Yeshua and live a godly life in Him, we must live in truth and purity. Therefore, when the circumstances arise, we must take a stand against the lies and impurity of homosexuality. Even though God would have us lay down our lives for homosexuals, there is no way we can accept or condone homosexuality if we want to follow Yeshua.
If you don’t prepare your heart, as Kim did, you could easily fail the test when the crisis comes. Like Kim, each follower of Yeshua must weigh the cost and be prepared to go to jail — or worse!
When your turn comes, will you be prepared to face this? Will you have counted the cost, and accepted the consequences, even if they are the ones I have listed, or even worse ones? Does your life truly belong to Yeshua, or are you still clinging to your control of it?
Or as Kim put it, “It’s easy to talk the talk, but can you walk the walk?”
The time to prepare for the currently-arriving homosexual persecution and Islamic persecution — two sides of the same satanic coin — is NOW, before the proverbial shit hits the fan.
Once you come face to face with the crisis, it will be too late to prepare — the moment of decision will have arrived! What will you do? Try to save yourself, or deny yourself and follow the Savior?
How can you prepare your heart for persecution ... and prepare for martyrdom? To start with, it is vital for every follower of Yeshua to embrace a New Testament theology of suffering, martyrdom and rewards in Heaven. Time is short! This needs to be a priority!
It is significant to note that although Kim’s lawyers seem fixated on the political aspect of this situation, Kim herself seems to be firmly fixed on the spiritual aspect. She appears to see this as a Kingdom of God issue, and not a civil rights issue.
Most “Christians” in America, wholeheartedly embracing the myth of a Christian nation, miss the boat in this regard. If we are truly followers of Yeshua, we are citizens of His Kingdom, and He is our King. The type of human political system which rules your country, and your citizenship in it, are insignificant in comparison.
The persecution of Kim Davis is merely the tip of the iceberg. A greater quantity and a greater intensity of persecution is approaching full speed ahead. Just yesterday I read of a county circuit judge, Vance Day, right here in Oregon, a mighty stronghold of homosexuality, who is refusing to perform homosexual “marriage” ceremonies because of his religious beliefs.
Will you, like Kim and Vance, take your stand for the truth and purity of Yeshua when your appointed time comes? Or will you wimp out? Yeshua Himself warned His disciples in their time of crisis:
“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (Matthew 26:41)Here are some follow-up articles:
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