David Wilkerson, The Vision 1973
“There will be an acceptance of homosexuality, and the church will even say that it is a God-given gift.”
“Homosexual and lesbian ministers will be ordained and this will be heralded as a new breed of pioneer”
This old evangelist/prophet died and went to be with the Lord April 27, 2011. His book "The Vision" was published in 1973. January 22nd in the same year, the Supreme Court ruled that abortion was legal over the objections of the majority of Americans at that time. Millions of babies have died since then. June 26, 2015, they have ruled same-sex marriage is legal overruling massive votes against it in many states.
God does not make people "gay" and does not endorse it.
Leviticus 18:22 NKJV You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination.
Leviticus 20:13 NKJV If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.
Under the pre-cross covenant, Israel could not endure such sin and remain God's people. Today, God's people are not grouped as a physical nation, but a spiritual one. Fortunately, under the fulfilled covenant, Jesus died for us all, so people around the world have an opportunity to repent of their sins.
Romans 1:26-32 GW For this reason God allowed their shameful passions to control them. Their women have exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. (27) Likewise, their men have given up natural sexual relations with women and burn with lust for each other. Men commit indecent acts with men, so they experience among themselves the punishment they deserve for their perversion.
"They experience among themselves" the punishment. Actions have consequences. God does not punish "gays". The sin causes its own problems...
(28) And because they thought it was worthless to acknowledge God, God allowed their own immoral minds to control them. So they do these indecent things. (29) Their lives are filled with all kinds of sexual sins, wickedness, and greed. They are mean. They are filled with envy, murder, quarreling, deceit, and viciousness. They are gossips, (30) slanderers, haters of God, haughty, arrogant, and boastful. They think up new ways to be cruel. They don't obey their parents, (31) don't have any sense, don't keep promises, and don't show love to their own families or mercy to others. (32) Although they know God's judgment that those who do such things deserve to die, they not only do these things but also approve of others who do them.
The above is the fruit of homosexuality and lesbianism. If this angers anyone, please direct this anger at the God Who caused the writing of it.
Jude 1:7-8 AMP [The wicked are sentenced to suffer] just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the adjacent towns--which likewise gave themselves over to impurity and indulged in unnatural vice and sensual perversity--are laid out [in plain sight] as an exhibit of perpetual punishment [to warn] of everlasting fire. [Gen. 19.] (8) Nevertheless in like manner, these dreamers also corrupt the body, scorn and reject authority and government, and revile and libel and scoff at [heavenly] glories (the glorious ones).
Let us understand that this is the word of God. We cannot encode sin into the law of the land without seeing the corrosive effects of that sin within the government, economy, and societal structures of that country... in this case, our country!
Dishonoring marriage dishonors God and brings His judgment.
Hebrews 13:4 KJV Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
Hebrews 13:4 ESV Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.
Hebrews 13:4 MSG Honor marriage, and guard the sacredness of sexual intimacy between wife and husband. God draws a firm line against casual and illicit sex.
God created marriage. Marriage is to be honored and practiced as God intended it to be. To do otherwise is to challenge God and bring judgment upon oneself.
Marriage is God's idea.
Genesis 2:22-24 KJVAnd the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. (23) And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. (24) Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
Ephesians 5:31-32 KJV For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. (32) This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
Marriage is the only other covenant God has created. He made man and woman to reflect the image of God together.
Mark 10:6-9 KJV (6) But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. (7) For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; (8) And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.
Only a man and a woman can be one flesh together.
1 Corinthians 7:2 NKJV ...because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband.
Only a man and a woman can be married.
Genesis 4:1-2 NKJVNow Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, and said, "I have acquired a man from the LORD." (2) Then she bore again, this time his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
Same-sex couples do not produce children. The relationships are fruitless, selfish, and ultimately destructive.
1 Timothy 5:22 GW ...Don't participate in the sins of others. Keep yourself morally pure.
Pastor Jim Pelletier will not be performing same- sex marriages EVER.
Here is the first response from our denomination:
"Foursquare churches understand marriage to be a biblical covenant between a man and a woman; therefore, Foursquare ministers are authorized to solemnize marriages only between a man and a woman." - Glenn Burris Jr.
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 NKJV (9) Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, (10) nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. (11) And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.
1 John 1:9 NKJV If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
A person cannot COMMIT TO A LIFESTYLE of sin and know Christ. If we commit a sin, we are to seek God's forgiveness, repent of it, and move forward.
John 8:10-11 NKJVWhen Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, "Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?" (11) She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said to her, "Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more."
We are not political and social police! We are not the Accuser. We do not condemn. We are the Church. We are the liberated, who offer liberty through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Church offers hope, walks in love, heals broken people, and opens wide the door to the Kingdom of God.
Marriage is one of only two covenants recognized by God. To endorse the corruption of marriage is to bring the judgment of God.
As with the legalization of abortion, the legalization of same-sex marriage, we will see a horrific outcome. Millions of babies have been executed in the womb even being encouraged and financed by various governmental entities. Governmental entities will actively destroy homes.
Revival in America will come through repentance of sin. Many will take advantage of it. However, America as we know it will not return. We are near another economic collapse. It will not be the final one.
Should Jesus tarry, the Church will come under persecution externally and division internally. As the great falling away continues globally, God is cleansing His Church. The false church is arising right now with their organizations apart from the Lord's people.
Watch Israel closely. The world is afraid to touch her, because of the United States. The United States is about to betray Israel and leave her alone in the world. China and Russia will each continue to increase influence over the world systems.
John 8:12 NKJV "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life."