Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, nor hidden that will not be known. ~ Luke 12:1-2
What a week it was! In one 24-hr period the Holy Spirit brought the passing of Dr. Zev Zelenko, the Constitutional victories of Justice Clarence Thomas, Christian brothers struggling with the moral dilemma presented by their children in homosexual relationships, and my own confrontation with a gay family member into the light of Psalm 23…
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod (correction) and Your staff (direction), they comfort me. ~ Psalm 23:4 from July 1 Maxwell, Lead as a Shepherd Does which draws our attention to the missing qualities of our church and state leaders:
- Confidently leads
- Guides and directs
- Protects from harm
- Corrects and comforts
On Thursday we lost a national hero in our own Dr. Zev Zelenko from Monroe NY, right here in Orange County where I live. Dr. Zelenko became a hero to the people and a villain to Big Pharma and the Globalists by developing a treatment protocol that saved nearly 100% of his patients from Covid-19 and the even deadlier effects of having to be admitted into hospitals forcing patients onto the Fauci-directed protocols, effectively throwing a grenade into their “Great Reset” plans for world control. His discovery has probably saved millions of lives world-wide. That same day I replied-all to an email thread in which my cousin had sent a clip of young woman who “nailed it” by describing the “Twilight Zone” America has become https://youtu.be/TQIL7bJ51mk with a letter read onto the BardsFM entitled “It Wasn’t Enough” written by a courageous gay man condemning the pure evil that has hijacked the LGBTQ movement, destroying our country, and the lives of children. (beginning at the 13:15min mark) That lead my gay relative whom I love to ask me to please remove him from “this kind of stuff” which prompted my, “Since when did truth become ‘this kind of stuff’”…which earned me a “KINDNESS MATTERS scolding from an LTBTQ sympathizer on the thread…
Now remember, I said this is Holy Spirit-directed. We have all understood each other, loved each other, and lived and let live for the past forty-plus years. Why now? Our exchange led me to this reply on the thread: “Kindness Matters?” Does kindness matter for the dozens of good people locked up in DC gulags WITHOUT due process for the crime of loving their country after BLM’s and Antifa’s violent display of “Kindness” with months of burning, looting, and destroying??? Sorry, I’m fresh out of kindness for a community that has allowed itself to be weaponized as a tool to pit Americans against Americans by the greatest evil our nation has EVER faced. The evil invited by those whose own sexual identity became more important than the health, welfare, and freedom of the American people. The “Vice of Effeminacy” coined by Augustine refers to an affliction of human nature that causes those in its grip to accept, ignore, and avoid confronting evil rather than risk the discomfort of offending others. You think I’m offensive? Wait until the God who has been longsuffering runs out of patience. My cousin I love dearly doesn’t get to play stupid with the family who knows him better. If you or he aren’t able to handle the truth, block me…because I will continue speaking it until the day your friends come for me. God Bless! All of this, mind you, as politicians monetize their posts, while pastors have abandoned theirs.
Now this all occurred on Thursday. On Friday morning I wake up to my Maxwell Leadership daily devotional read on Psalm 23 as noted above, followed an hour or two later with the breakfast conversation with Christian brothers, also noted above. I walked in on the middle of the conversation which I knew right away was outside the context of the study we were in. So I asked, “What did I miss?” One of the brothers says, “I threw a grenade by bringing up the struggle I’m having with a family member who is in a same-sex relationship.” Now you have to ask yourself, what are the odds that my brother and I are having the exact same struggle in our respective families on the exact same issue on the exact same morning He gives me the Lead as a Shepherd Does in Psalm 23? AND contrasts it with the medical courage of Dr. Zelenko, and the judicial courage of Justice Thomas!
I could not believe what my ears were hearing around the table. The consensus was, who are we to judge? “Before we point out the sliver in our brother’s or sister’s eye, we must first remove the wooden plank in our own.” The response I got from my “love the sinner, hate the sin” offer was eerily similar to my calling out the evil behind the Drag Queen Story Hours with another group of Christian men several years earlier. The actual shepherd in our group, who admitted he would lose congregants if he told the truth they didn’t want to hear, offered the socially acceptable idea that the same God who could not spare His only son the worst death imaginable, would somehow accept PRIDE sin into the kingdom of heaven… “because these are different times.”
Brothers and sisters, THE absolute most evil and unloving thing we can do for a child we’ve brought into this world, or any family or friend we love, is lie to them to make them feel better, and our lives easier. As a pastor, its even worse. When we attempt to shape the sword of the Spirit to accommodate any agenda or purpose other than God’s, we dull the blade and render it useless. We’ve said to the Holy Spirit in no uncertain terms, you (small y) are no longer welcome here. And being the perfect gentleman He is, He leaves and takes everything with Him…including discernment. Which is why most church “leaders” today, illustrated above, are leading their sheep to slaughter. I am asking you now, while there is time…love your brothers and sisters to life with truth. If you are the pastor who has taken the easy way to avoid confrontation and possible alienation, tomorrow love your church to life with confession from your heart, the truth about today, shine His light on the political Pharisees of the present day…show them the wolf that you’ve previously kept from them, that is planning his next meal. Holy Spirit will respond so fast your heads will spin and your hearts will leap with joy! “Awake, sleeper, And arise from the dead, And Christ will shine on you.”
Tomorrow, in this same space, I will share the “Independence Day” miracle with you.