“But they set their abominations in the house, which is called by my name, to defile it” (Jeremiah 32:34).
To defile something is to make it unclean or impure before Holy God. To engage in such behavior is not a temporary or insignificant thing. It doesn’t just go away with time nor does God blithely say, as some do, “Well, that’s just how things are nowadays”.
When God’s mercy is rejected, His justice will be served.
It isn’t coincidence that the individual charged with destroying this nation goes by the name Obama. Under this president, Obama nation and Abomination are the same thing.
As the ancient children of Israel did, so we do today. The resulting judgment that the Israelites suffered was tempered by God’s Covenant with them, thus they were spared from total annihilation; a remnant of which God always preserved and protected to Himself—for the sake of His holy name and the sanctity of His Word..
Tremble for the US—we are not God’s chosen people.
Yes, we were a nation founded on Christian principles. Yes, we were a society that once honored and revered God, sought Him in prayer and beseeched Him in times of war and national crisis. Our statutes once reflected biblical morality. The glory of who God is, who Jesus is, was taught in our schools and openly acknowledged throughout our blessed land.
“Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation – at least, not just. We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, and a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers.” Barry Soetoro, aka Barack Hussein Obama, spoke those words in 2006. As disconcerting as it is to admit, this is one of the rare times that he’s told the truth. His diligent, largely unopposed actions ever since make his statement even truer today.
Our public Christian faith, our culture and our liberty, even the ability to think for ourselves has been wrested from us. We’ve been brainwashed, indoctrinated and desensitized to evil. We’ve been spiritually lobotomized to holiness, righteousness and the concepts of freedom, honor and courage.
What’s left of our virtues and liberties will, at some point, be taken by force. (At least they will try.)
“Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled” (Titus 1:15).
Telling, isn’t it? This is the great divide in our world. It’s what we’re up against.
As such, significant events in the death of this nation have recently occurred. Some might consider what I’m going to write, old news. I assure you, these are not fading events to God. They are worth your thought and contemplation.
Let’s read our opening verse again:
“But they set their abominations in the house, which is called by my name, to defile it” (Jeremiah 32:34).
As it was in Jeremiah’s day, so now it is again.
A fitting symbol and example of our defiled nation is the National Cathedral in Washington DC. By its majestic, traditional architecture, the National Cathedral has the look of a Christian holy place. Alas, it’s an outward appearance only. An apt comparison for this Episcopal “church” would be to the scribes and Pharisees of Jesus’ day.
‘Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness” (Matthew 23:27).
Congress has designated the National Cathedral as the “National House of Prayer.” On November 14, 2014, those prayers were Muslim prayers to the false god of Islam, Satan, operating under the alias of Allah. On that dark day, the Cathedral transformed into a veritable mosque; 200 Muslims turning their backs to Christian symbols, oriented face down on prayer rugs towards Mecca.
During this abomination, a lone Christian woman shouted out in protest. This precious lady was quickly removed, she being the only true Christian present. Oh, the cathedral clergy were in attendance as well, in dumb silence as enablers and partakers to this vile affront to God.
Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner was there too. As the Imam prayed, Boehner bowed his head in reverence, or perhaps a better word, subservience, to Islam.
The date of this national surrender to evil, November 14th, held major significance for Muslims worldwide as it marked the 100th anniversary of the Ottoman Empire’s last sitting Caliph’s call for jihad against non-believers. His call resulted in the slaughter of between one to one and a half million Christian Armenian, Assyrian and Greek residents in Turkey, a massacre known as the Armenian Genocide.
In a world of rapid change, Islam is consistent.
There are over 2100 mosques in the US today, each one an affront and abomination before God. By comparison not a single Christian church exists in Saudi Arabia. Look at the mayhem in the Middle East, Africa and now—Europe. Even attacks on our own soil.
Remember 9/11? The decapitation in Oklahoma? How about Fort Hood? Do you see where this insanity always leads? As history can attest, the party’s just getting started.
Muslims aren’t the first to defile the National Cathedral, just the latest.
In the year 2013 we saw the start of homosexual marriages being performed in the “National House of Prayer.” That which God calls a grievous sin is nevertheless justified by what passes for rationale within the Cathedral’s hierarchy. What do I mean? Here’s a portion from the National Cathedral’s website:
What does the Bible say about same-sex marriage?
The Bible pronounces various strictures against same-sex relations outside of wedlock, but the possibility of same-sex marriage was not contemplated. Jesus says nothing about same-sex marriage (or same-sex relations of any kind). The Cathedral’s decision (to marry homosexuals) honors the desire of many faithful LGBT couples to enter into a partnership sacramentally blessed by God and highly praised in Scripture.
The willful perversion of the Bible is astounding. I can’t help but think of Romans 1:22:
“Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.”
The Bible indeed pronounces various “strictures against same-sex” sex, more precisely calling it an abomination. The nonsensical addition of “outside of wedlock” is found nowhere in Scripture in relation to homosexuality and thus, not a consideration in the Bible’s universal condemnation of homosexuality. The reprobate act itself is a sin, which cannot be redeemed in God’s holy eyes even by profaning matrimony to include it.
Here’s God’s only definition of marriage, established from the beginning:
“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh” (Genesis 2:24).
There is and can be no other definition of marriage by God’s standards, rulings by judges and decrees by politicians notwithstanding. All homosexual acts are, without qualifier, cursed by God. Even so, forthright biblical truth doesn’t dissuade those who propagate deception with the lying inference that God and Jesus have a difference of opinion on homosexuality.
Jesus said nothing specific about homosexuality because nothing further needed to be said. The Jewish people knew full well what Mosaic Law stated:
“If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them” (Leviticus 20:13).
That’s pretty straightforward and to the point. And what did Jesus say about the law?
“Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil” (Matthew 5:17).
As I’ve said many times, never let a lost soul tell you what the Bible “says” or “means.” All such twisted interpretations come from the god of this world—Satan, for the sole purpose of your damnation.
There are no faithful LGBT couples, there are only those people ensnared by sin who need to acknowledge it as such, repent, ask for forgiveness and deliverance, and accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name (Jesus) under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).
I tell you not a single lost soul in Hell realized or understood, while they yet lived, the unimaginably horrific place they were going to for all of eternity. They were deceived, lied to, seduced by the doctrines of demons and engulfed by their own lusts. Shunning God’s truth and love, they chose their forever, not comprehending the consequences of that choice.
Multitudes today are making that same choice under a variety of guises. Even professing Satanists have no idea what awaits them on the other side of death. Whatever the expectation of the unsaved, whether it be power, reincarnation, nothingness or some form of paradise, it ends:
“Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched” (Mark 9:44).
Evil is not easily overcome in one’s life, especially when that evil has become addiction. We all have our temptations and weaknesses which the Devil mercilessly exploits. All need the atoning blood of Jesus, His strength, His might. Yet too many choose what they want rather than what they need.
“None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity” (Isaiah 59:4)
As it was in Isaiah’s day, so it is now.
Today’s epidemic of abortion mirrors the ancient child sacrifices to Baal, which is to say, to Lucifer. One would have to guess that the numbers of dead babies in this country dwarfs those of Old Testament Canaan and surrounding areas.
Here’s a timeless principle and commandment from God:
“So ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye are: for blood it defileth the land: and the land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it” (Numbers 35:33).
The US as a nation has shed and continues to shed innocent blood; over 327,000 aborted in blood sacrifice to Satan last year through Planned Parenthood. God Himself will oversee our cleansing.
“And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds.”) (2 Peter 2:6-8)
Nothing remains of Sodom and Gomorrah. They were completely obliterated by the direct intervention of God. A logical assumption would be that the wickedness openly practiced there, homosexuality, was likely legal by the statutes of those cities. Notice that despite this, the apostle Peter refers to such as “unlawful deeds.”
God’s laws supersede Man’s statutes. His is the final and only say on what is lawful and what is not. All manner of sexual sin, all manner of false religions, apostasy, violence, pride, greed and corruption defile our land.
We are not treading a new path.
“Wherefore, as I live, saith the Lord God; Surely, because thou hast defiled my sanctuary with all thy detestable things, and with all thine abominations, therefore will I also diminish thee; neither shall mine eye spare, neither will I have any pity” (Ezekiel 5:11).
We’re treading the path of our destruction. Seek Him while you can.
Patrick Wyett is an Iowa Christian who writes for RaptureReady.com about how to be spiritually prepared for the times we live in today. He may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.