By Evangelist Michael Parker
I stood and watched the news September 3rd with an eerie feeling that I had never had before…
A sister in Christ who refused to allow the Government to dictate to her soul was placed in jail for not complying with it’s immoral law.
A crowd outside gathered as she was led away chanting “LOVE WINS”
Kim Davis was by some sorts and in the public eye by others who viewed her stance as just another Christian attempting to flog homosexuals and convert them to her belief.
Others on the day she was jailed told me that she could have just resigned from her position and then the matter would have been settled, and she would be free.
Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee tweeted ” Kim Davis In Federal Custody Removes All Doubts About The Criminalization Of Christianity In This Country”
“God’s moral law conflicts with my job duties,” Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis told U.S. District Judge David Bunning. “You can’t be separated from something that’s in your heart and in your soul.”
The judge said she left him with no alternative but to jail her, since fines alone would not change her mind. A deputy escorted her out of the courtroom, although not in handcuffs, to be turned over to the custody of federal marshals.
“Her good faith belief is simply not a viable defense,” Bunning said, noting that allowing an individual’s beliefs to supersede the court’s authority would set a dangerous precedent.
“I myself have genuinely held religious beliefs,” the judge said, but “I took an oath.”
“Mrs. Davis took an oath,” he added. “Oaths mean things.”
Bunning on the other hand failed to tell the press that the Oath he took was upon the very same bible that Kim Davis believes in. And that the laws of God, are far more important than the laws of men. It appears then that when an official takes an oath, and swears upon the word of God to uphold that oath, that they are also required to abide by that oath, when men pass laws that are in direct opposition to the laws of God.
If America was founded on Godly principles, and men in office know that they swear upon the bible to uphold those principles, it is only when men turn from those principles, or pick and chose which ones they will uphold, that indicates a country is in serious trouble with it’s leaders.
President Barack Obama has done the exact same thing, yet allowed the Supreme Court Justices to rule on a Federal level and overturn DOMA, and the description of Marriage in this country.
Was the defiance of Kim Davis an example of a true believer in Christ? Should she have just resigned from her position and then allowed others to give out the marriage licenses?
We go to the book of Daniel and read the story regarding the fiery furnace and how Daniels friends Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were placed into the furnace for refusing to worship the idol. It was law and totally against the laws of God to worship another God but God.
These three men were appointed to govern the province of Babylon. They took an oath to uphold the land according to King Nebuchadnezzar. But because of their conviction and their belief, refused to uphold the law of worshiping the Gold statue.
Although God’s law had far more reaching implications than the law set by a King, if that law set by a King is in direct violation of the law of God, then as believers we can refuse to abide by it. The laws of men also come with consequences if they are not followed. But so do the laws of God.
As a new testament people, our generation is no different. The Apostle Paul tells us that we are to subject ourselves under the governing authorities for they have been placed in position by God. Romans chapter 12 and 13 go hand in hand though, and these authorities that have been placed over us should also have the same convictions as believers do. They are to be rulers over what God has placed them in charge of. But as we see in Daniel, rulers can stray away from the laws of God, and make their own laws, and trust their own instincts and intelligence outside the word of God and make laws in direct contrast.
The ancient Middle East was the story of one empire rising, falling, and being replaced by another. In 605 B.C., the Babylonians conquered Israel, taking many of its promising young men into captivity in Babylon. One of those men was Daniel.
When the lions’ den event occurred, Daniel was in his 80s. Through a life of hard work and obedience to God, he had risen through the political ranks as an administrator of this pagan kingdom.
In fact, Daniel was so honest and hardworking that the other government officials–who were jealous of him–could find nothing to remove him from office.
So they tried to use Daniel’s faith in God against him. They tricked King Darius into passing a decree that during a 30-day period, anyone who prayed to another god or man besides the king would be thrown into the lions’ den.
Daniel learned of the decree but did not change his habit. Just as he had done all his life, he went home, knelt down, faced Jerusalem, and prayed to God. The wicked administrators caught him and told the king. King Darius, who loved Daniel, tried to save him, but the decree could not be revoked.
At sundown, they threw Daniel into the den of lions. The king could not eat or sleep all night. At dawn he ran to the lions’ den and asked Daniel if his God had protected him. Daniel replied,
“My God sent his angel, and he shut the mouths of the lions. They have not hurt me, because I was found innocent in his sight. Nor have I ever done any wrong before you, O king.” (Daniel 6:22)
King Darius in this story was trying to do right. When he was tricked, he had already passed a law requiring Daniel to renounce his prayers to the one and only true God. King Darius had more moral intentions than our own President does..but still allowed Daniel to be apprehended and thrown to the lions because of the decree he passed.
Daniel submitted to the governing authorities and was thrown into the lions den.
Many Christians misinterpret Paul in Romans and become confused regarding our submission to authorities. If we refuse to abide by a law passed by man, that is in direct opposition to God’s law, we can and will refuse to abide by that law, but must submit to the governing authorities for the consequences they have placed when the law is broken.
If, like Kim Davis, that law requires us to go to jail, then as she did so honorably, we go to jail, trusting God to protect us, and to vindicate our belief in him. Kim Davis submitted to her authorities, and is dealing with the consequences of those governing authorities.
Just like Daniel did…
My question to you is..will you do the same? Is your love for Christ, Father God, and his holy word so strong, that you too will submit to the authorities…because what happened here is just the tip of the Iceberg of what is to come to America. Persecution will be from our own government and it’s leaders and the laws they pass.
Religious Freedom…will cost you in this country from now on.
And, as I have stated in my broadcast over 3 years ago…Pastors will be arrested for NOT performing gay weddings. That’s coming very soon. This agenda of Gay Marriage is so far reaching, that it’s directives are of a genius level of sin…and we all know who our enemy is…