Friday, August 18, 2006

A very large petition--please pray with us

It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law. Psalm 119:126

This verse stuck out to me recently in my readings through the Psalms. I immediately thought of the gay pride movement, particularly in our city. These people are hideously wicked, and are flaunting their wickedness in the face of all that is good and decent in our society. They are thumbing their noses at God, daring Him to come down and judge them for their sin. They have passed laws here in Canada legalizing gay "marriage" and have just about made it a hate crime to preach against their chosen lifestyle. Two years ago they had a festival in one of our local parks--they chose the most prominent one, the one most of the city uses for all kinds of family-centered recreation. It was the first year for them to do this, and was a sort of "coming out" for the whole group. They raised their flag in triumph and "prayed," thanking the god of their own imaginations that they had won a victory. They saw my husband out there with his gospel signs and his Bible and his tracts and they mocked. They boasted that the fire of God’s judgment had not come down and consumed them.

What they don’t realize is that we are praying the very opposite. "There is no fear of God before their eyes," (Romans 3:18), but we are praying for that to change. We are praying that God will open their eyes to the hideousness of their sin and fill them with a holy fear. We are praying specifically for the leader by name, asking God to deal in mercy with his soul, that he might see the wickedness of his heart and be afraid. We are praying that he would humble himself and seek the face of the Lord and be saved. We are praying that God would defeat the purposes of the whole group by saving His lost sheep from among them.

Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear. Isaiah 59:1

Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that cometh to God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:25

. . . .Sexually immoral people, idolaters, adulterers, male prostitutes, homosexuals, thieves, greedy people, drunks, slanderers, and robbers will not inherit the kingdom of God. That is what some of you were! But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 (International Standard Version)

Over the next couple of weeks the brethren of our fellowship will again be attending the gay pride festivals. Men from our "daughter" church will be out in Ottawa today, and my husband will be out in our city on September 2nd. Please pray for their safety, but more importantly, pray for God to bless His Word with power that the fear of God will once again be before their eyes.

6 comments:

Rand said...

Thanks for this post, sister.

Gave you a bit of free advertising in my Friday notes.

God bless,

Rand

pregador27 said...

I just want to let you know, I don't comment here often (I think I did once or twice), but I like how you think and find it encouraging.

pearl of grace said...

Thanks, Rand. According to my web traffic info, I get a LOT of traffic through your blog. I just don't seem to get as many comments as you do....hmmm...maybe I'm not controversial enough? ;)

Myall4one, thanks. You encourage me every time you comment on Rand's blog. I'm sorry I don't get to check your blog very often.

Pearl

pregador27 said...

No worries Pearl. You can't read 'em all! I like to write when I can, and if I am the only who reads it that would be fine. It's cool that anyone reads at all.

Anonymous said...

Pearl, you deleted my post of 15 Scripture passages. Why was that? You are guilty of portraying a PARTIAL Gospel.

Repent!

pearl of grace said...

Mr. Anonymous,

I am not sure what your point was. You listed passages that described the judgment of God upon fornicators and idolators, specifically in relation to Israel's entering the Promised Land. Why did you do this? Was this an anti-fornicators-and-idolators post? Or was this a look-what-your-mean-God-did post? It was rather hard to tell. Either way, it seemed insincere and did not fit the tone of my post.

Repent? Why should I, when I have only attempted to portray a gracious God who has planned to save His lost sheep from their sin?

Also, this is MY blog, not yours. Get your own blog if you want to portray a more "complete" gospel.

Pearl