First of all, my apologies for not making contact with you last week. Unfortunately, it was one of those weeks when almost everything you could imagine got in the way of things I wanted and needed to do. However, I’m sure that the dramatic events of late last week have overshadowed anything that I could have written to you then. That being said, I do want to share my thoughts on what this monumental Supreme Court decision actually means for America and, especially, God’s people in America.
I will lead with this statement: I’m thankful to God that Donald Trump was given the opportunity to install three conservative justices to the High Court. There is no doubt that those critical appointments made the difference in this outcome. I am also thankful that, as a consequence, abortion is now illegal in many states and the stronghold that is Planned Parenthood has been dealt a serious blow (May God, soon, inflict the final blow). As wonderful as that is, it remains to be seen just how many babies will be spared death at the hands of bloodthirsty abortionists. Realistically, if someone is determined to abort their baby, there are plenty of state governments more than willing to welcome them with open arms, scalpels in hand.
As you know, many of our national leaders are pledging to fight this decision, stating that this is not the final word on the matter. Some so-called leaders are inciting people to resist the decision with protests and rage and simply disregard the decision altogether. Ironically, the same leaders who expressed contempt for those who challenged the election of 2020 are the same leaders now urging people to resist and ignore the ruling of the Supreme Court. In their wicked delusion, they really believe they are opposing an unjust decision made by the Supreme Court. I believe, however, they are defiantly and arrogantly resisting the Supreme Judge. This is, in fact, the issue I want to address today — what happens to a nation that belligerently defies the Almighty?
This past week I had the privilege of addressing those gathered for the International Prophecy Summit here in Cleveland, TN. In one of my teaching sessions, I shared my belief that the story of the RMS Titanic is a modern parable with prophetic implications that speak to us today. Specifically, I likened America to the infamous ship especially when it comes to the issue of pride and how it precedes destruction. Furthermore, I made the case for man’s pride being the reason the Titanic sank, as opposed to the iceberg.
In my view, the iceberg was simply the obstacle God placed in the ship’s path. Rather than stopping the ship and meeting the iceberg head on, the decision was made to steer around it and avoid the obstacle altogether — a choice that would have seemed right to most. Yet as we know, “there is a way that seems right to man, but the end is destruction.” Actually, it has been argued by many experts that maneuvering around the iceberg is what most likely sealed Titanic’s fate. By striking it at a glance rather than head on, the ship’s underlying weaknesses were exposed to the mass of ice beneath the surface. Inadvertently, those at the wheel created the exact scenario needed to sink the ship that men had hailed as “unsinkable.” There are far too many details about the implications of this modern parable to go into here, so I will come to my point: I believe we are seeing a replay of that same ill-conceived choice.
I want you to consider that the Supreme Court’s decision came at the peak of PRIDE Month! For many, June is a month dedicated to being proud of an alternative and diverse lifestyle. In reality, though, they are proud to be a rebel against God and His Word by living a perverse lifestyle. To make matters worse, PRIDE has repurposed an emblem that God established as a sacred covenantal sign — the rainbow — for their own rebellious agenda. In principle, this is the same thing Belshazzar did when he drank wine and toasted the gods of Babylon with holy vessels removed from the Temple in Jerusalem. His arrogance compelled him to defiantly profane what God said was holy — that decision cost him his life that very night.
With all of my heart, I believe the Supreme Court’s decision was God’s way of saying to America, “Cease from what you’re doing! You’re headed toward destruction.” In fact, I believe this decision is the iceberg He has set in our path — an obstacle that says, “Stop!” But as I have shared, America’s masters are already saying that they intend to steer the ship around the iceberg — in effect, to ignore God’s warning and sail full steam ahead toward their rebellious goals and objectives. Those who celebrate PRIDE have sworn the same oath — to resist, to protest and, in some cases, threaten violence until they get their way. It may be that this defiance is what seals America’s fate. I don’t care who you are: no ship, no industry and no nation is unsinkable.
You don’t shake your fist in God’s face and get away with it — God will not be mocked.
So what about the believers? What does this mean for us? Of course, the court’s decision is a victory for the principle of life but, at the same time, I think we need to acknowledge the warning contained within the victory. In other words, should America continue to ignore and defy a Holy God, it’s only a matter of time before the ship starts taking on water. So when you see the decks are beginning to slope and things are moving around, it is time to get into the lifeboats, that is, in Messiah. It is time to forsake every weight and the sin that so easily entangles us and set our focus on Him. Being set apart is going to be, most likely, the difference between life and death when the ship starts breaking apart. It is not time to fear man but to fear God and heed His warnings. But, as it is written, “Whoever listens to me will dwell safely, and will be secure, without fear of evil” (Proverb 1:33).
Blessings and Shalom,
Bill & Beth