Taking America’s Temperature: Gay Activists Visiting White House Take Photos Flipping Off Reagan Portrait

If your child is looking ill, you most likely reach for the thermometer to qualify just how sick he or she is. If the temperature is only slightly elevated, then a little rest might suffice. However, if it is too high then a rush to the emergency room is needed.  A recent article on the Blaze is essentially giving us the temperature of America – and America is very ill. It is reported that “an attaché of important gay people from Philadelphia made a trip to Washington D.C. as invited guests of President Barack

Shameful Actions by Gay Activists in the White House

Shameful Actions by Gay Activists in the White House

Obama for the White House’s first-ever gay pride reception….some of them took advantage of photo opportunities to give the late President Ronald Reagan the middle finger.” I would argue that America’s temperature is not just slightly elevated, but is well over 105 degrees thereby deeming our temp in the critical-life threatening category.

A nation and even politicians will always have detractors, so I am not concerned that some people may not like certain presidents. However, I am very concerned that a gay activist party was actually held in the White House. That means that our highest leader, has completely sanctioned and endorsed such blatant sin.  I can only wonder how much more God will put up with such rebellion.

I am teaching through the book of Ezekiel  and quite frankly, the parallels between Judah and the US are scary. God lays all of Judah’s sins on the line for all to see. Idolatry, sexual perversion (including bestiality c.f. Ezek 23:20)  and abortion were rampant. Do we not also see such things happening right here in America, where we have enjoyed tremendous blessings? “For the LORD has chosen Jacob for Himself, Israel for His special treasure.” (Ps 135:4 NKJV) If God was willing to chastise the people that he loved and had elected to be a special treasure above all the nations of the earth, what will He do to America, a nation that He has not specifically chosen? Here is what He says concerning his elect, Israel, His chosen people:

And He said to me, “Have you seen [this,] O son of man? Is it a trivial thing to the house of Judah to commit the abominations which they commit here? For they have filled the land with violence; then they have returned to provoke Me to anger. Indeed they put the branch to their nose. “Therefore I also will act in fury. My eye will not spare nor will I have pity; and though they cry in My ears with a loud voice, I will not hear them.” (Ezek 8:17-18 NKJV)

 


I encourage you to read the book of Ezekiel for you will not see a vindictive, wrathful God who can hardly wait to zap people that get out of line. Rather, you will see God’s heart on His sleeve. The people that He had chosen to be a special treasure to Himself, a prized possession, a lover, a friend, had turned their backs on the very one who had brought them to the land and had filled it with blessings. “He loved your fathers, therefore He chose their descendants after them; and He brought you out of Egypt with His Presence, with His mighty power,” (Deut 4:37 NKJV) They were cheating on the one that loved them more than any other. God states “I was crushed by their adulterous heart which has departed from Me, and by their eyes which play the harlot after their idols…”  (Ezek 6:9 NKJV) God had done so much for them, like a lover who had crossed high mountains and fought savage beasts to be with the one he loves only to find that after the honeymoon, his cherished wife is enamored with another and no matter how many times he has tried to reconcile the cheating, she continues and even worsens. Yet, because she has a multitude of lovers, many children are borne to her and as a result, she kills them because they are inconvenient. This is what happened in the days of Judah – and it wasn’t just one group of people on the fringe, but from the highest leaders down to the average inhabitant, all had acted wickedly. “because of all the evil of the children of Israel and the children of Judah, which they have done to provoke Me to anger–they, their kings, their princes, their priests, their prophets, the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem. And they have turned to Me the back, and not the face; though I taught them, rising up early and teaching [them,] yet they have not listened to receive instruction. (Jer 32:32-33 NKJV)

As if their adultery and idolatry were not enough, they even murdered their children: “they built the high places of Baal which [are] in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through [the fire] to Molech, which I did not command them, nor did it come into My mind that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.’ (Jer 32:35 NKJV)

God took the murder of these children very personally by pointing out that the children were in fact His children. “Moreover you took your sons and your daughters, whom you bore to Me, and these you sacrificed to them to be devoured. [Were] your [acts] of harlotry a small matter, that you have slain My children and offered them up to them by causing them to pass through [the fire?]” (Ezek 16:21 NKJV)

We would like to imagine that American is more civilized than Judah because we don’t have shrines on every high hill nor do we sacrifice our children to Molech by burning them. Yet, all of these things and more happen right here in America and have been occurring for decades. I suspect that the time of America’s fall is near. America is the leading exporter of pornography. America is murdering approximately 800,000  to upwards of 1.2 million babies per year. Think about that – the ancient Judeans would have blushed to consider such a staggering number! That would have likely exceeded the total population of the entire country! America has murdered over 50 million babies since 1973. We are many times over more wicked than the nation of Judah. If God did not spare His elect, what will he do to us?

Will the end of America come like Sodom and Gomorrah? San Francisco has legalized public nudity and the city is one of the most gay-friendly cities in the world.Public Nudity in San Francisco

Provoking God with Public Nudity in San Francisco?

“The expressions on their faces give them away. They parade their sin around like Sodom; they don’t even try to hide it. How horrible it will be for them, because they have brought disaster on themselves!” (Isa 3:9 ISV)

The writing is on the wall for all to see: America is filled with idolatry, sexual perversion, murder of the unborn and open and blatant homosexuality endorsed by the highest leader of the land. Just like Judah, the message is clear: “Then it was so, after all your wickedness–‘Woe, woe to you!’ says the Lord GOD– “[that] you also built for yourself a shrine, and made a high place for yourself in every street. “You built your high places at the head of every road, and made your beauty to be abhorred. You offered yourself to everyone who passed by, and multiplied your acts of harlotry. (Ezek 16:23-25 NKJV).

America has a fatally-serious temperature. In fact, I believe that America will not recover from this yet there is hope for the individual. I believe the corruption has spread to every fiber of our society so much so that we are rarely shocked by what is happening. We do not see evil for what it is any more. Our response, ought to be to tell people the bad news and the good news. The bad news is that our society is evil through and through and that personal repentance is necessary. The good news is that God will forgive all who call upon him in truth. America will not, in my opinion, recover from this illness, but each person can still be made whole by coming to the Creator and asking for forgiveness.

Tell them, “As certainly as I’m alive and living,” declares the Lord God, “I receive no pleasure in the death of the wicked. Instead, my pleasure is that the wicked repent from their behavior and live. Turn back! Turn back, all of you, from your wicked behavior!”? (Ezek 33:11 ISV)