Singer, Kendrick Lamar closed the Glastonbury Music festival Sunday night with the song / chant: “Godspeed for women’s rights”
“Forced pregnancy is a crime against humanity.” (NY Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)
“It’s burn it to the ground time.” (Seattle Sounder soccer player, Megan Rapinoe)
“The whims of idealogues have attacked the essential freedom of millions of Americans.” (Barack Obama)
“I am pro-abortion. I loved my abortion.” (Billie Eilish)
Watching the world’s colective, demonic rage against the Dobbs’ decision may be the most bonafide, objective verification of the God of the Bible we’ve seen in a long time.
And yet, in even this, God is manifesting His justice. When His Son returns to rule the earth His judgment of 7.8 billion human hearts will be “altogether just, and true, and righteous” (Revelation 16:7).
People argue, “How can a loving God order people to go to hell???”
On the day that the world sees the resurrected Jesus return to earth to set up His government, they (Planned Parenthood, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, Starbucks, Ms. Rapinoe, and Mr. Lamar) will tragically love their sinful ways and opinions no less than they do today. They will rage for their right to abort human life no less than they do today.
The Father will not suffer insurrection against fidelity to His Son. (See Psalm 2) The supreme expression of justice on the earth is that our Redeemer King is worshipped and loved and honored by all of creation. His judgment (to finally turn human beings over to the torment and fear that’s been raging in their hearts) will be altogether just and true and righteous. They will not love nor submit to the way Jesus administrates His reign over humanity any more in His presence than in His absence.
This is also why it is SO VITAL that the Church respond to the (1 Peter 4:17-18) judgments of the Lord in this hour by giving the world an example of how to respond to a holy, sovereign and gracious God. If the world sees us casting off the judgments of the Lord with self-justification and violently demanding our own way, they will find no reason, and see no example of how, or why to respond to the Lord any differently than we have.
The judgments upon the Church right now are intended to be a witness to those who don’t know that there is a salvation to be had from the tyranny and murderous ways of unrighteousness.
The way into that salvation is through HUMILITY • CONTRITION • REPENTANCE • IN THE FEAR OF THE LORD
“As soon as we heard these things, our hearts melted; neither did there remain any more courage in anyone because of you (and the way you responded to the sovereign judgments of the Lord), for the Lord your God, He is God in heaven above and on earth beneath… So the two men… said to Joshua, ‘Truly the Lord has delivered all the land into our hands, for indeed all the inhabitants of the country are fainthearted because of us.” (Joshua 2:11 and 23)
JSB • June 27, 2022