Night Is Falling - By Matt Ward - http://www.raptureready.com/soap2/ward23.html
As the end of the Second World War approached even the most diehard and fervent Nazis knew that the end was coming. During this critical time orders were issued which would completely baffle us. Instead of withdrawing the most experienced generals and fighters to defend the homeland the orders were instead given to send these generals to the death camps to speed up the execution of the Jews.
In other words, it was more of a priority to speed up the killing machine we have come to know as the Holocaust than it was to safeguard their own survival and futures. They sacrificed themselves so that they could kill as many Jews as possible in the time available to them. This is one of the ways we can know with certainty that the Nazi regime was demonically inspired.
Today in 2015, ISIS have killed 3027 people in Syria, including 1784 civilians, all within a matter of months. They drown people in cages, or set fire to them, filming it to show the world all its gory, sadistic details. They throw gay people off the roofs of high buildings because they’re gay; they are subjecting a generation of women to slavery in a way which the world hasn't witnessed for a thousand years.
Some women and girls are being bought for as little as a box of cigarettes. Last month ISIS crucified 70 children simply because their parents are Christians, smashing their young hands and feet to crudely made crosses, some as young as four and all in the name of Islam.
The international outrage is non-existent.
The focus of everybody’s attention is on the recent Supreme Court decision over gay marriage. It really is a perverse juxtaposition. The Middle East is on the brink of self-destruction and the entire world wide economy is about to self-implode. Life for everybody on this earth could get drastically worse very quickly, yet the issue which occupies all the attention is gay marriage.
The real motivation in this decision is not perhaps what it seems.
The real issue here is not to win equality in marriage for gay people, as so many believe. The real agenda here, and it is a satanic one, is to marginalize Christians. That is why this is being celebrated so widely and why, despite the plethora of other more important events and issues around the world, it occupies such a place of prominence.
The real agenda here is to put Christians in a position where they are finally, legally exposed if they follow and practice their faith. The endgame is “to get” Christianity. The desired outcome is not to liberalize and bring equality for gay people; the desired outcome is to put Christianity directly within the crosshairs so that its adherents can be proactively attacked and persecuted.
If you live in the United States of America and you are a Bible believing Christian you woke up this morning criminalized. When you went to bed early last week you were a different person to the person waking up this morning. If your desire is to live your life in a way pleasing to your Savior, then hard times are ahead; you and your beliefs have been rejected by the legal system of your country.
The repercussions of this judgment will be far reaching.
People write often, men and women that I respect, about the possibilities of national repentance and the spirit being poured out once again upon us. People better than I believe that if we would just turn our hearts back to God then even now He would forgive us as a nation. With all my heart I wish that this were true but in reality I simply don’t believe that it is possible anymore.
There is no coming back from what has just happened. What has taken place is an absolute affront to God. God ordained marriage as a covenant between one man and one woman, it is a picture of Jesus Christ’s relationship with His Bride. This decision fundamentally corrupts God’s will for mankind and it mocks Him.
This decision is a very deep offence to the nature of God. Even the rainbow colors which are the symbol of the Pride movement is purposely offensive and insulting to God. It is designed specifically to cause God offense. These are the colors which symbolize God’s deliverance of mankind from a time of evil the likes of which this earth had not seen before.
A rainbow even surrounds the holy throne of God Himself. This rainbow, a symbol of deliverance has now become corrupted and twisted, now in our time a symbol of sin and rebellion, the symbol of the Pride movement.
As I write this my heart is very unsettled within me. I am deeply troubled spiritually by what has happened. When we look at the biblical example of Sodom and Gomorrah we need to understand that these cities were not destroyed until the leadership of these places actively mandated a homosexual lifestyle. With this decision America finds itself in an identical situation to Sodom and Gomorrah.
God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.
God loves mankind, deeply and desperately. He loves us so much that He has told us what is good for us and what is bad through His Word. He cares for us to such a huge extent that He has actually put Himself in the place of our execution. God Himself stands directly in our stead on our behalf.
God loves humanity, each and every person within it.
Yet it is because of this love that God will ultimately allow each person and nation to decide for themselves what they think is good. If a nation chooses friendship with God then He will come and make his home with that nation. If a nation chooses to walk away from God and follow its own path, God will allow it.
This decision means that America has chosen enmity with God. There will be consequences for it. For those of you who will hold to Jesus and His testimony, you are now marginalized, set apart. Even though I genuinely believe that as the bride of Christ we will not see the wrath of God come upon this world, I do believe, especially in light of this decision that we will see persecution.
From this moment on we will never be as free as we once were in our faith. We will be systemically harassed. I believe that there will be a brief pause now, a moment of calm while people and forces take stock of what has happened and what it means.
Then will come the outright persecution. You are in the crosshairs. You have been warned.
Attend to your God and His Son and be about His work. The night is coming when it is not possible to work. In fact, I think that dusk has already begun to settle on this fallen world.