The Transgender Agenda
In this post, I feel exceedingly driven to address the #Transagenda in America. Which is, of course, why I’m starting this post at 4:28am (while watching Jesus of Nazareth - one of THE greatest Bible movie classics of ALL TIME on Youtube!). This vicious agenda has been and continues to be on the rise in our nation, affecting and infecting one and all as it grows. In order to address this topic, I’d like to share with you a dream I had last year.
The setting was a sanctuary, somewhat old school, with the pews arranged in a semi-circle facing the pulpit. I started off on the left side of the sanctuary (the right if you were seated), making my way down the aisle as I preached. I don’t recall what I was saying exactly, but it must have been against homosexuality and lesbianism, the LGBQT agenda (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Queer/Question Transsexual/Transgender), or something along those lines because about halfway down the aisle, I encountered a husky middle-aged man who was enraged with me. But he was not just any man. He was decked out in the most hideous dress that I had ever seen, decorated in a loathsome floral print of the 80s or so, donning a wig, and polished with a disastrous shade of pinkish-red lipstick on his clearly masculine face. The absurdity of it all was what struck me, and it was meant to.
#DreamInterpretationKey: When interpreting spiritual dreams (all dreams are NOT spiritual), you must make note of all the things that stand out to you for any reason. Appearance, tone of voice, physical features, location, feelings, details, colours...anything and everything. These things are meant to draw your intention, and for good reason. But I’ll have to do another #DreamCall soon so I can teach more on the subject. But back to my own dream…
While I can’t recall what he was saying, he was raging at me for my message. And please note, this was not just a gay man or a lesbian woman. This was most specifically a trans-MAN in a dress - an absurd vision to behold - spewing equally absurd words.
You’ll note that I keep using the word “absurd” and for good reason. The entire LGBQT/Transgender agenda can be largely defined by this word. I was ranting earlier tonight on Facebook and the absurdity of one of the arguments was simply astounding. And in fact, the night before, someone dared to inform me that “transgenders [had] been around since the beginning of time.”
Now to be fair, there’s a language barrier. But she writes and edits for a big-time American magazine, so I don’t think we can utilize that excuse in this instance.
Just about every argument for the agenda you come across is absurd. It makes ZERO common sense; none whatsoever. Ah, but I’m getting well ahead of myself.
Back to My Dream…
From the moment I encountered the utter hatred of the cross-dressing man, I came under attack. Not merely verbal attack (although he was doing an excellent job of that all by himself!), but a literal attack. By the time I’d made it to the end of his aisle, reaching the back door and lobby, I was being chased down by an LGBQT mob. I don’t recall whether or not I actually saw them, but I know they were on the hunt and wanted nothing but to find me.
#PropheticAlert: When John Paul Jackson was alive, he prophesied that he saw mobs of gay men attacking straight men. Let’s pray this does NOT come to pass, although I would not be the least bit surprised if it does.
I burst back through the door to the sanctuary bringing me up the right side of the church (left if you’re seated). I was literally crawling toward the front under the pews. I was hiding from the mob because they were mad and raving with violence toward me for daring to say the things I did. I was crawling, crawling, crawling, until somehow I either felt it was safe and or was beckoned to the aisle. I was about midway down the aisle now and walking toward the pulpit.
A well-known (governmental) prophet whose name I will not list here (yet I absolutely ADORE!), had the microphone and was recognizing various ministers for their works. There were many others in the pulpit behind her, and she had called my name. The last thing I remember was standing up on the pulpit in safety before the whole congregation.
3 Things about This Dream
1. Preach the Truth - in Season and Out!
I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. (II Timothy 4:1-5)
In this epistle, the Apostle Paul is admonishing his son in the faith, Timothy do several things:
(1) Preach the Word. Don’t preach your words. Don’t preach someone else’s words. Don’t preach opinions, personal convictions, cultural preferences, legends, tales, lore, or myths. Preach the Word of God, as written.
And since the Only Bible the Apostles had to go off of was the Torah, it’s important to know that the Torah spoke very distinctly and clearly against sexual immorality and perversion. Whenever there was a reformation in Judah or Israel, the kings ALWAYS put the qadesh (singular)/qedesh (plural) - the perverted persons; temple prostitutes of both genders as well as sodomites - out of the land (I Kings 15:9-15, 22:41-47; II Kings 23:1-8). They knew that perversion of any kind was a sure fire way to make the heavens as iron over their heads and the earth as brass beneath their feet and knock down the walls of protection that kept them from their oppressors and enemies (Levi. 26:19, Deut. 28).
(2) Preach it in season and out. Preach the Word when it’s popular and when it isn’t. Preach the Word in the four walls of the church and out of it. Preach the Word to Believers and unbelievers alike. Just preach the Word, dogoneit!!
(3) Convince. The aim of this preaching should, of course, be to convince people through various means to come to acceptance and obedience to the truth of the Word. We need to raise up people who are fully persuaded as Paul was, and not flimsy reeds in the wind as Simon was before the Lord renamed him “Peter” (“Cephas” in Greek) which means “rock” (John 1:40-42).
“For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.” (II Timothy 1:12)
(4) Rebuke. If you are a minister of any sort, you will eventually have to rebuke someone. Now whether it is in the context of a sermon or a one-on-one situation will depend on the circumstances. But rebuking is necessary. And those whose heart is right will receive it in humility (Prov. 9:8, 13:1, 13:18, 15:32, 19:25, 25:12).
Also, both human beings and evil spirits can be rebuked. Even full cities, regions, and nations can be rebuked. Very often, this includes the prophetic. And more than that the elements themselves can be rebuked. Here are several examples of Scriptural rebukes.
“As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.” (Revelation 3:19)
Later He appeared to the eleven as they sat at the table; and He rebuked their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen Him after He had risen. (Mark 16:14)
Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. (Luke 17:3)
Those who are sinning rebuke in the presence of all, that the rest also may fear. (I Timothy 5:20)
Speak these things, exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no one despise you. (Titus 2:5)
Then He began to rebuke the cities in which most of His mighty works had been done, because they did not repent… (Matthew 11:20)
But when He had turned around and looked at His disciples, He rebuked Peter, saying, “Get behind Me, Satan! For you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.” (Mark 8:33)
And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour. (Matthew 17:18)
So He stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. And immediately she arose and served them. (Luke 4:39)
Yet Michael the archangel, in contending with the devil, when he disputed about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a reviling accusation, but said, “The Lord rebuke you!” (Jude 1:9)
Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. (Mark 4:39)
You cannot separate preaching the Word from rebuking. Unfortunately, there are many who take on the foolish nature mentioned in the Proverbs and despise rebukes of any kind. Especially in a day and age where everything is supposed to be relative. Moral relativity makes right and wrong appear to be a construct of personal opinion as opposed to a formalized standard.
(5) Exhort. Merriam-Webster defines this word in two ways. First, to incite by argument or advice and second to give warnings or advice or make urgent appeals. So in one sense, this charge is similar to item number 3: convince. And yet, it is also to admonish. Some will also be convinced through your admonishments. Exhort all peoples unto faith in God (the God of the Bible!) and to the good works that follow the aforementioned faith!
(6) And do items 1-5 with longsuffering and teaching. Ministry is not for the faint of heart. A minister - be s/he apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, or teacher; be s/he a deacon, elder, or overseer/bishop must be patient with those he ministers to. Sheep are dumb!! And if we have the Father’s heart - and we should! - then the longsuffering that is inherently part of His character should sooner or later be borne in us too.
And all ministers should be able to teach. And while some will be especially anointed and given to the office of a teacher as indicated in Ephesians 4:11-16, all should be able to defend the faith they believe so passionately.
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear… (I Peter 3:15)
Why do all this?
(I) People will come to refuse biblical truth. This is not the first time Paul warned Timothy of this, and I’m sure he experienced it as a young pastor. In his first epistle to this particular son, Paul said:
Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron, forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. (I Timothy 4:1-3)
This is merely a sign of the Last Days. Jesus is coming, y’all. Quick, fast, and in a hurry!!!
(II) They will find new teachers who will teach what they WANT to hear, not what they NEED to hear. Paul wasn’t the only apostle who addressed this perversion of truth. Peter addressed it too saying,
For when they speak great swelling words of emptiness, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through lewdness, the ones who have actually escaped from those who live in error. While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into bondage. (II Peter 2:18-19)
People by and large do not want to hear the truth anymore. Heck, they didn’t in the Apostle’s day when the Church was in its stages of infancy! Not much has changed in 2,000 years!
That notwithstanding, Paul goes on to admonish Timothy to:
(7) Be watchful in all things. In a very different context, yet still applicable to the topic at hand, Jesus admonished His disciples:
“Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (Matthew 26:41)
“Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.” (Luke 21:36)
And to that, Paul added:
But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers. (I Peter 4:7)
Note here, that in all the above mentions, watchfulness is always paired with prayerfulness. But why “watch and pray?”
Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared. So the servants of the owner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’ He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The servants said to him, ‘Do you want us then to go and gather them up?’ But he said, ‘No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.” (Matthew 13:24-30)
The enemy doesn’t come when you’re watching; he comes when you’re not watching; not paying attention. He comes when you’re asleep. And as has been the case in many churches and ministries that used to preach the truth, the enemy has crept in and sown demonic seeds which have taken root and are even now springing up. For some, it comes from the pulpit. For others, it comes from the pews. But regardless, tares are growing up with the wheat. And as any farmer will tell you, at first, the tares look like the wheat. But when maturation has come, you can distinguish the two. In other words, mature wheat - matures sons of God - will not look and sound like those who are immature in and ignorant of the things of God.
Timothy’s church was in Ephesus and Ephesus, like Thyatira, was a seat of the Roman goddess, Diana (Greek Artemis), both being the cultural variants of Jezebel. And who is Jezebel? The ultimate propagator and prophet of false gospels (Rev. 2:20). Timothy had to look out to make sure those influenced by seducing spirits did not come up in his church preaching their doctrines of devils (I Tim. 4:1).
(8) Endure the afflictions. There will be many afflictions to the righteous. David, Daniel, and the Son of David all testified of this, but as the Psalmist said, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all,” (Psalm 34:19). Yes, there are many afflictions to those who live righteously. Many are merely a result of being a Believer which automatically makes you Satan’s enemy. For this Paul encouraged, “endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ,” (II Tim. 2:3).
Other afflictions are because you preach the Gospel of the Kingdom. This brings a higher level of attack because your voice is reaching more people than the average Believer is able to. To this Jesus said:
“Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also.” (John 15:20)
Yet along with this admonishment, He promised, “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven,” (Matt. 5:10). However, there is an especial blessing for all those who endure afflictions and persecutions to the end WITHOUT OFFENSE.
Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved. (Matthew 24:9-13)
(9) Evangelize. This is just Christianity 101, or should be anyway.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. (Matthew 28:19-20)
And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” (Mark 16:15-18)
Both examples of the Great Commission not only tell us to evangelize the world, but tells us how to do it. And on the Day of Pentecost, He gave us the power to employ those evangelistic tools.
“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
Preaching and power (miracles, signs, and wonders) go hand in hand. As my spiritual father often says,
“It is illegal to preach a gospel you cannot demonstrate!”
(10) Fulfill your calling. Paul admonishes Timothy above all to fulfill his calling or ministry, if you will. He said, “Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands,” (II Tim. 1:6). And while we can and should certainly “stir up” the gift of the Holy Spirit in us, we should also stir ourselves up to fulfill the ministry that that same Spirit has put upon us which has been (or should be) confirmed by the leadership in our lives.
He goes on to tell him in verse 7 to not be afraid because that is not a spirit from God. In other words, don’t let these people (or their devils!) punk you. God ain’t no punk, and punks do not fulfill the call of God on their lives. If God is not a punk, and we were made in His image and borne of His will, then we must not be punks either.
And I don’t know if you’ve ever been on the receiving end of a major attack, but I have!! I’ve been through an attack from black witches in 2014, an attack from a major minister’s media director, and most recently in 2015, an attack from a “Christian” cult this year (2017). These devils can take on different forms, but make no mistake, the devil ain’t here for no games, so we shouldn’t be either.
And if that weren’t enough admonishment, the Bible says that cowards go to Hell. Yep. I went there.
But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. (Revelation 21:8)
It’s there, in black and white. Or should I say, red, since it’s the Alpha and Omega saying those words.
Don’t shoot the messenger.
All of this is a holy charge to Timothy that we in 2017 and beyond who call ourselves ministers of the Gospel would do well to remember.
And all of that was just item #1!!
*girds up loins*
And now, we sally forth with items #2 and #3 (which we’ll cover MUCH more quickly, I promise!).
2. The Absurdity of Relativity & the Transgender Agenda.
I will not belabour this point since I think I’ve done a decent job of doing it upfront. Yet the logic used for the transgender agenda is, well...no logic at all. It’s pure absurdity.
I’m a woman because I FEEL like a woman.
I’m a man because I FEEL like a man.
Even though I was forced to take Biology at some point in school, I completely reject solid scientific findings because my FEELINGS that change every five seconds tell me otherwise.
Let’s throw out a few scenarios.
A) I should be allowed to attend Harvard, Oxford, or Yale because I FEEL like it. I have a 0.459 GPA, but I FEEL I should be allowed to attend; therefore, the universities should accept it. Right?
B) I FEEL like a martian, so people should treat me like a martian. It doesn’t matter that my DNA says I’m 100% a biological human being and my birth records show that I am a native-born Iowan. I FEEL like I’m an alien from Mars. Therefore the world, show treat me as such. Right?
C) I am in love with my brother and want to marry him and have his babies, and I FEEL like I would be the perfect wife for him. Who cares what the law or medical science say? It should be allowed and there won’t be any natural or societal repercussions from it because I FEEL that way. Right?
P.S. (I feel SO gross even typing that!!!!!!!)
Quite obviously NONE of these scenarios are true. (Insane I should even have to write that but, you know, people be crazy, yo.) And while the first two examples would be stupid, the third is utterly perverse. Yet this is the EXACT.SAME.LOGIC. being used by the transgender community. It is, in fact, absurd.
The Definition of A-B-S-U-R-D.
Merriam-Webster defines the word “absurd” as ridiculously unreasonable, unsound, or incongruous; extremely silly or ridiculous; having no rational or orderly relationship to human life; meaningless; lacking order or value. Here is some comic relief written in response to this video.
"My son went through a stage where he thought he was a monkey... It was extremely annoying for the most part, but at times pretty cute for a 4 year old. I'm pretty sure it broke his heart when I had to inform him that he was in fact not a monkey... but he got over it. He also thought he was a dump-truck for a short time."
"My niece acted like a dog for a year -- barking, chasing her imaginary tail and begging for food. It was a phase. It passed. Thank God her mother didn't try to register her with some animal group or demand the school let her out to pee in the grass."
When you base entire laws and socio-educational reforms on feelings, you are basing them on nothing. It’s absolute insanity. And yet this appears to be the order of the day. #FixItJesus
Moral relativity, which fuels this madness, is purely this: there is no right and there is no wrong; to say there is is to be “judgmental.” Therefore, what you feel is right is right, and whatever you feel is wrong is wrong. There’s no measuring rod; no common understanding. Everything is right and everything is wrong. This is nothing but pure confusion being “redefined” as logic.
3. God Rewards Those Who Remain True to His Word.
Besides the obvious of entering into eternal life because our names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life, here are some other Scriptural recognitions that come in the “sweet by and by”:
- Crown of Glory: Proverbs 4:9; Isaiah 28:5, 62:3
- Imperishable Crown: I Corinthians 9:25
- Crown of Righteousness: II Timothy 4:8
- Crown of Life: James 1:12, Revelation 2:10
- Crown of Glory: I Peter 5:4
- Book of Remembrance: Malachi 3:16
- Better Resurrection: Hebrews 11:35
- The Prize of the Upward Call: Philippians 3:14
- Hidden Manna: Revelation 2:17
- White Stone with a New Name No One Knows: Revelation 2:17
- Power over Nations: Revelation 2:26
- The Morning Star: Revelation 2:28
- A Pillar in the Temple of God: Revelation 3:12
However, as I’m sure we all know, there are promotions and recognitions that come through man (not to be confused with those that come from man), that we can receive down here before we either die or get raptured.
For exaltation comes neither from the east Nor from the west nor from the south. But God is the Judge: He puts down one, And exalts another. (Psalm 75:6-7)
“For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant;
For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed.
For He who is mighty has done great things for me,
And holy is His name.
And His mercy is on those who fear Him
From generation to generation.
He has shown strength with His arm;
He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
He has put down the mighty from their thrones,
And exalted the lowly.”
And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me; Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord. (Psalm 27:6)
I will extol You, O Lord, for You have lifted me up, And have not let my foes rejoice over me. (Psalm 30:1)
There are various spiritual and natural rewards for our obedience to God’s Word. If we do not grow weary in well-doing, in preaching the Gospel of the Bible, then we will reap if we faint not (Gal. 6:9). And I heard Perry Stone preach the last week-end, “Overdue for an Overflow”! I don’t know about you, but I could use me “one-a them” blessings in my life! And I can assure you that every one of you who chooses not to bow to this golden image of Baal who is exalted by those who seek their own way, will receive a reward from the Lord as well as the courage to “keep on, keepin’ on.”
Be blessed and encouraged!!