I’m nauseated. My heart aches. I have no more tears. My sorrow and anguish have overtaken me, my soul is roiling from the tempest without.  The eerie clouds on our near horizon betray the coming storm.

My prayer is that every Christian in America feels similar feelings, disturbed and distressed by today’s Supreme Court AP120326041569-620x413ruling. As a nation, we’ve been plunged into uncharted waters. Our nation has officially set its seal of “We’ve Turned From God” and codified our rebellion into the law of the land. And yet, I know that some “Christians” will not only NOT be disturbed by today’s ruling, they will celebrate it. In fact, you should be prepared because I believe in the coming weeks there will be some very high-profile “Christian” leaders who will come to the fore and use today’s ruling as a platform to encourage churches to be progressive and inclusive, accepting homosexuality as a new norm.

Our Supreme Court’s arrogant defiance of God’s law is nothing short of stunning. Today, five Justices from the highest court in our land completely abandoned the will of the people and engaged in the most egregious form of judicial activism in our lifetime. They ruled as an unelected legislature, ignoring the Constitution as well as contravening States rights. This is a tragic day for our Constitution. This is a tragic day for our nation. This is a tragic day for our children. I grieve for our children because, as custodial stewards of America, we’re going to give them a nation that will be vastly different from the one we were given. But most importantly, this is a tragic day for truth, right, and righteousness!

What we must be reminded of is this fact, Jesus died for heterosexuals and homosexuals just as He died for the gossiper, the slanderer, the insolent, the haughty, the boastful, the unbelieving, the drunkard, the ruthless, the liar, the cheater…the sinner. All sin is sin. But today, we’ve seen a nation embrace sin and give it approval. Paul, writing to the Romans said, “they not only do them [sin] but give approval to those who practice them.”  And, when writing to the Philippians, he said, “I tell you even with tears, that many glory in their shame.”  This is what happened today – knowing these deeds are wrong, “yet approving those who practice them.”

Homosexuality is not a new behavior. Homosexuality has been around for a millennia. What’s new is the normalization and institutionalization of it. Sin carries in it it’s own judgment and after it reaps its own destruction, eventually, the final wrath of God. The epistle to the Colossians declares, “sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming.”

national-hopeJohn Piper said “‘As Christians, we are heartbroken because we realize what is coming. We’ve tasted the sorrowful fruit of our own sins. We know that there is no escaping the truth that “we reap what we sow.”  The difference for Christians is this: we weep over our sins. We don’t celebrate them. We don’t institutionalize them. We turn to Jesus for forgiveness and help. We cry to Jesus, “who delivers us from the wrath to come.'”

My prayer is that every Christian will raise their voice until the heavens suffer the violence of our fervent praying, until creation wonders at the tumult of our intercessory travail, and until hell fears the assault of a million righteous pleas!  May we cry out to the Lord over all the abominations of our land and pray that He will keep us in the hour of His judgment. We pray for an army of prayer warriors to bombard the heavens with 2 Chronicles 7:14: “If My people, who are called by My Name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 

To each of you, I pray your strength and steadfastness in the love and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. I pray that you remember….Finally“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might!”  Ephesians 6:10

―  Wendell Hutchins

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