Wednesday, 11 May 2016
DCLM Daily Manna, Wednesday May 11 2016 by Pastor Kumuyi - No Room for Compromise
Topic: No Room for Compromise [Wednesday May 11, 2016]
Text: 1 Kings 14:21-31
Key Verse: "And there were also sodomites in the land: and they did according torn all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel" (1 Kings 14:24).
Rev. Gene Robinson was recently elected as the first openly gay Episcopalian Bishop of New Hampshire. This has brought the issue of homosexuality to the forefront. The issue raised so much dust because it is the height of abomination; and many have a hard time with a person who says he is a "Christian homosexual" … just like a person who says he is a "Christian alcoholic", a "Christian thief", or "Christian adulterer". The reign of Rehoboam the son of Solomon was tainted with idolatry.
They provoked the Lord to anger by their idolatrous images even raising up images previously destroyed and building new ones. As if that was not enough, they allowed sodomites to fester in the land which eventually incurred the wrath of God. Shishak king of Egypt invaded Jerusalem and easily defeated the Israelites because God was not with them. He took away the shields of gold which Solomon had made. In shame, Rehoboam had to replace them with brazen substitutes. The word ‘Christian' has been so cheapened in many quarters today that every Tom, Dick and Harry claim to be one. Sodomites or male prostitutes together with those involved in abominable acts will face the wrath of God.
That was exactly the reason Sodom and Gomorrah together with the surrounding towns and villages were destroyed by God in the Old Testament. Believers must take their stand against the evil spirit of homosexuality and not succumb to the popular opinion in the West that condones it. We must not toil with evil. As the redeemed of the Lord, you must take your stand against every appearance of evil.
Thought for the day: Homosexuality is an evil spirit to be cast out not courted.
Bible Reading in one Year: 1 Corinthians 12-14
DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.