Several must months ago God spoke to me about homosexuality. I thought about the many times we in the church have address this issue and our actions towards those who are living this lifestyle. I must say that we have done a poor job in trying to reach these individuals who are living a homosexual lifestyle. We have been very hurtful through our actions and words. Anytime we are dealing with any issue, we must first see what the word says about it. Not our opinion or what somebody told us but really settling ourselves down to hear a clear word from the Lord.
Genesis 1:26-28 Amplified Bible
God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness, and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the [tame] beasts, and over all of the earth, and over everything that creeps upon the earth. So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them. And God blessed them and said to them, Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it [using all its vast resources in the service of God and man]; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and over every living creature that moves upon the earth.
We see here that God created man in His image (resemblance) and likeness (manner,fashion, figure, form, like as, pattern). Man was made spirit first because God is spirit. The bible goes on to say that in the image and likeness of God He created him;male and female He created them. In this sentence we see clearly why God hates the spirit of homosexuality, not the person! Let me make that very clear. God hates the spirit of homosexuality but he loves the person. Right in the sentence we see that God gave man (spirit) his assignment. Some were to males, the others female. God hates homosexuality because it robs an individual of their assignment.
Jeremiah 1:5 Amplified Bible
Before I formed you in the womb I knew [and] approved of you [as My chosen instrument], and before you were born I separated and set you apart, consecrating you; [and] I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.
Before God formed (frame, fashion, make, potter) you in your mother’s womb, he knew (declare, distinguish) you. I speak to you who are living this lifestyle. Before God made you, he declared you to be a male or female and after he declared it, He formed or made you a body to confirm what He spoke. God uses the doctors to testify in the delivery room of what He made. The homosexual spirit convinced you that even though you have male parts, you are a woman and this spirit has convinced you that even though you have female parts, you are a man. I must say to you that this spirit has come to deceive you and talk you out of your assignment or purpose. You were made to be a man. You were made to be a woman. There is a blessing given by God that is attached to your assignment and it’s in verse 28 of Genesis 1, “And God blessed ( praise, salute, congratulate, pronounce blessing) them”. There is a fulfillment in walking in your assignment.
I know that things have happened in your life that gave this spirit an entry way or open door to your life and God knows it too. He is a loving father who is after you not in a condemning or judgmental way. He is like a parent who sees his or her child in danger and runs to rescue them. You wondered if you were born this way but I pray today that after reading this that this would finally convince you that God never made you to be something other than what He’d created you to be. I release this word to you not in a tone of hate but love.
Now I speak to the church. Stop calling these precious ones fags and dikes. Stop speaking these cruel and hateful words across the pulpit. You are not speaking on behalf of God when you use this type of language. It’s time for the church to get a clear revelation from the Father and stop walking around in pride saying we know what to say or how to address an issue. Let’s stop making one sin bigger than the other or putting the spot light on one sin and not addressing sin for what it is, sin. Stop trying to scare the Hell out of people but release the love message of God that show them how to avoid Hell! A place that was never made for them in the first place. Let’s present the salvation message in a way that they can choose for themselves what they want to do.
We must remember that the bible says in Ephesians 6:12 that we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. It will never be about the flesh but always about a spirit. Let us walk with understand and war with understand, not praying and preaching amiss. Let not our goal be to just sound good but release and prove that what is good and acceptable and perfect will of God (Romans 12:2).