Recently I have been updating some of my older posts. This one is re-written for clarification so that there will be no question about the population that I am speaking to. I love you with agape love but I must tell you the truth.
Good Morning Everyone. I awoke with a clear message from God that it is time to throw the lifeline to a group that I will call the Miserable People. If you are “gay” and not miserable, this message is clearly not for you. Kindly disregard it. This message is for that small number of people who find themselves caught up in the “gay” lifestyle and THEY DON’T WANT TO BE THERE! This is a message of Love, because for you, there is a way out. And so, because you are different from that man or woman who loves his “lifestyle” and all of the hype that has recently surfaced, I am going to change your name. For the purpose of this Post I will call you Miserable. Some of you may feel the tug of God on your life and may wonder why you cannot be happy in your current situations. Others around you may be ecstatic about the recent changes in the laws related to marriage, but not you because you are miserable. Just know that the pull that you feel is simply the grace of God, calling you to Salvation. Don’t resist it, hoping it will go away. Yield to God and He will lead you in the path of righteousness.
Some people find themselves in the state of Misery because of life circumstances. Many women, for example, suffered sexual abuse at the hand of cruel fathers, brothers and other family members that they should have been able to trust. They had their innocence absolutely torn away and they are full of hatred for men as a result. Some have run to other women for protection and are now caught up in that lifestyle. They may want to get out and simply don’t feel that they have a choice. Some of them are Miserable. I was particularly struck by an Oprah Winfrey Show that opened our eyes to the large number of men who were sexually abused as children. It became evident that male sexual abuse is a much bigger problem than most of us ever imagined. The pain in the faces of some of the men was evident. Some of those men grew up to become abusers of others as a result of their life-altering experience. Their faces showed that they were Miserable.
A few years ago I ministered at a prison for men. The night before my group went, God gave me a dream. In this dream I stood, looking at a swimming pool full of body waste. The smell was horrendous. God spoke to me and said, “Go down into the pool and feel along the bottom”. In the dream I couldn’t believe what I was told to do. After clarifying with God that I’d heard Him correctly, I obeyed. I took a big breath, went down to the bottom and felt around as instructed. What I found surprised me. I grabbed the hand of an individual and pulled him to safety. When I awoke, God explained to me that he was sending me into a place to bring men to safety. I later thought of the fact that the pool represented how Jesus saw the world when He was directed to go down to save the lost. Jesus not only found one individual, but He found all of mankind. The next day I shared that dream with the prisoners in my message. Later, I learned that the prisoners understood the significance of the pool of waste better than I did. About thirty men came to the altar during the early service. Prior to the service, I asked the Chaplain if he had any instructions for me because I had never spoken at a prison before. His answer was, “Let the Holy Ghost have full control”. Well, to a Holiness minister, that meant we were free to pray them through to the Holy Ghost. My group and I laid hands on them and many of the thirty were filled with the Holy Ghost. They came up speaking in tongues as the Spirit o Go gave utterance. The same thing happened at the afternoon service. The total number was about sixty men who were saved, sanctified and baptized with the Holy Ghost that day. We later learned that the Chaplain was upset because we were not supposed to touch the prisoners. We did not know this because he didn’t tell us. Also the sixty men that were baptized with the Holy Ghost were dispersed throughout the prison system. I believe that this was the grace of God because He was able to send sixty witnesses through the prison system. Many men who had been miserable were set free by the power of God.
Just imagine, those who are not in the aberrant lifestyle, how you would feel if you were caught up in a group where you did not want to be. Yet you feel that no one hears your voice or understands your misery. Wouldn’t that be a Miserable state? Well, to my Miserable friends, I hear you. My heart goes out to you and I want you to know that Jesus hears you. He already knows your pain and he is offering you a way out. Many of you feel that you will be abandoning your “fellow lifestyle members” if you come out. Right now, your agenda should be to save yourself, so that you will later be able to save others. If an oxygen mask drops down during an emergency on an airplane, we are instructed to first put the oxygen mask on ourselves, then help others put theirs on. This is even true if you have a child with you, and you know you love your child. Get help for yourself first, so that you can help others.
A little history on the cause of the “problem”. How was this lifestyle born? Romans 1:21 (KJV)
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
As you read on down through Romans, you will find yourself. You are Miserable, dear ones, because you know that God is not pleased with your behavior. But I have good news for you. Jesus Christ is the antidote for all sin. He can bring you out of your miserable state as quickly as he can deliver from the sin of lying or stealing. He died on Calvary’s cross for all men and women. As with all sin, we must first recognize that we are in a sinful state and repent. You can’t repent if you are making excuses for the sin. You can’t come out if you are blaming others and holding on to hatred. Let blame and hatred go so that Jesus can set you free. To repent simply means to ask God to forgive you and intend to never commit that sin again. The Bible tells us that if we confess our sins, Jesus is just and faithful to forgive our sins.
1 John 1:5-9 (KJV)
5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
This means that we have to be real with God and sincerely desire to come out of the state of Misery. Once we have confessed our sins we have to receive the power to resist a return to that sin. That power comes only through the Holy Ghost.
Acts 1:8 (KJV)
8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
I encourage you, my friends, to save yourself from this untoward generation. Acts 2: 40. Jesus and Jesus alone can change you from the state of Misery to a state of Joy, peace and righteousness. Join up with a group of people who love the Lord and live for Him each day. I recommend Full Gospel Holy Temple Churches, Inc. which is headquartered in Dallas, TX. May God bless you.