The Operation of the Spirit of Homosexuality
There is much debate as to whether homosexuality is learned or if people are born into it. The debate however, is moot. No matter your beliefs regarding it, Christ still commands us to give our lives for Him. Whether you have the proclivity of drinking, violent anger, drug abuse, lieing, or same sex attraction, Christ commands us to die to our flesh and be molded into His image. The bible, in both the new and old testament proclaims homosexuality to be sin. "If you love me, you will obey what I command" (John 14:15). These are Christ's words. Some will say it isn't that easy to deny these feelings. I never said it would be easy, and more importantly, neither did Christ. But the idea of a truly born again Christian is to live a life in subservience to Christ and not to our flesh.
Before you think me unkind or uncompassionate, I will reveal that I have struggled with this issue since before I can remember. That being said, I know what it is to feel alone. I know what it is to cry out to God for deliverance, and I know what it's like to be hounded on all sides by this unrelenting darkness. But I also know a little about how this spirit operates. I wish to try and explain what I have discovered and reveal how this spirit moves.
Understand that when I speak of homosexuality, I am speaking of the spirit not the person. "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places" (Ephesians 6:12).
Genesis 1:28 "Be fruitful and multiply..." is the very first command that God gave to Adam and Eve. The Spirit of homosexuality stands in stark contrast to that very first command and therefore I think homosexuality is the essence of lawlessness. It directly defies God's command and law and does everything to try and utterly disrupt God's natural order. As vital as it is for the human race to eat and drink, so it is for them to procreate and have children. The spirit of abortion is murder and is clearly seen by the church as evil, but the spirit of homosexuality goes one step further to try and keep children from ever being born at all. It is the final insult by satan to God's plan for mankind.
The spirit of Homosexuality is powerfully deceptive. It is also highly manipulative. Spirits of guilt and shame are its handmaidens who very clearly and strongly attack any who would oppose it. I have seen those that speak against this spirit criticized highly as being hateful, uncompassionate, and judgmental. It will even use a religious spirit to spout off scriptures of God's love and grace to try and cement its place as acceptable within the church. Christians who oppose this spirit can be very quickly laid low with guilt and shame thinking that they truly are being judgmental and unloving.
This in turn creates Confusion which operates heavily within both those who are oppressed by the spirit and by those who confront it. That confusion comes from the guilt and shame and the willingness to believe the lie. Christians who confront this spirit directly have their character attacked. Christians begin to doubt that they are actually being good and just by opposing this spirit and will in turn begin to believe that in order for them to be truly good and just, they must accept the spirit within the church. This is the operation of confusion.
Once confusion has done its work, the Lying spirit cements its words into the hearts of the oppressed. People begin to believe the lie and think that homosexuality is simply an alternative lifestyle and not a direct violation of God's Holy commands. It is seen as innocent, instead of guilty of breaking the Lord's very first law. It is seen as "loving" to accept the very cancer that keeps men and women from true intimacy with God.
The spirit of homosexuality sits comfortably within the majority of America's churches. It is there because the lie is believed and the sin is accepted. Christians sit complacent, believing homosexuality as simply "different" instead of destructive. This is not a cry to kick out people who are homosexuals within our churches, but a cry to assault the Spirit and the standing fortress of its power that holds sway and dominion over this world. Prayer is our weapon and I believe a specific prayer needs to lifted up to God, not simply against the spirit of homosexuality, but the Lie that says it is normal. I strongly urge those who struggle with this spirit and those who wish to pray for their loved ones, to stand against the Lying spirit. To stand against the deception that says this lifestyle is "ok." The world and satan will most assuredly tell you, with open arms, that homosexuality is alright. Again, I cannot stress how much of a lie this is. In order for homosexuals to see the truth, the lie first must be broken.
This lie is more than just an intellectual lie or a certain head knowledge. But it is a lie that is wedged deep within the heart. It says to those who struggle with homosexuality, "that you will never be happy or content unless you accept me." It also says, "You love the Lord and He loves you. Surely he wants you to be happy.. You were this way ever since you could remember and God simply made you this way." This particular lie is spoken right when you are assaulted by depression and loneliness. It is most effective when you are longing for companionship or someone to "understand you." Do not underestimate its power. You must first "Submit yourself unto God, then resist the devil and he will flee" (James 4:7). Cling to Christ before you assault this Spirit in prayer. Repent of your sins and make sure you are clean before God, for this spirit is powerful, but our God is greater. Rely on his strength and not your own.
Because this demonic power is often so heavily ingrained in people who struggle with it, they MUST confess unto God any desire they may have for it and ask God to change their hearts. Our hearts must be transformed by Christ.
Smoking, though difficult, can be stopped by sheer willpower. Make no mistake, no amount of willpower will defeat this spirit with those who struggle with it. There has to be a true heart change. This is something only Christ can do. We can choose to stay away from dangerous or tempting situations, but we can't choose to change our feelings. Understand that only the transforming power of the blood of Jesus Christ can change our emotions and feelings. That is where true healing comes in.
I mentioned that this spirit is powerful. That is because it is a spirit under the leadership of Jezebel. Kevin Kleint, in his e-mail "My 7 years working for the Elijah list" spoke of homosexuality operating under certain ministries he was visiting when he was at the Elijah List. The spirit of homosexuality is alive in the "false prophetic movement" because Jezebel runs it. "Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft" (1 Samuel 15:23). Because homosexuality is in its essence lawlessness and rebellion, it is also a worker of witchcraft. This I explained earlier is often used through lying, guilt, shame, manipulation, and deception. But I mention this here so that you might know also to pray against witchcraft, because make no mistake, homosexuality is just as vile and evil as it. Never believe for a moment that homosexuality is innocuous or "not a big deal." It is something that affects the church even greater than we have yet seen.
Lastly I would like to say this to my fellow brothers and sisters who struggle with same sex attraction:
Homosexuality and whether we are born with it or not, is a side issue.
The real issue lies with our own personal relationship with God. Do we love God enough to fight and resist our entire lives if need be, or do we simply give up and give in to the greatest temptation we have ever known? Only a deep and personal walk with Christ will sustain you to walk in purity and Holiness.
Slaves did not choose to be born that way, and yet Christ commands them to honor their masters and treat them well, because in so doing, they are honoring God.
So the same lies with us. Even if we were born this way, it doesnt matter. Christ still says its sin, and we have a choice to make just like those slaves. The choice is whether we want to obey Christ, or obey our own lusts and desires.
This my friends, is what it is to be crucified with Christ, and to take up our cross daily. We honor God with a pleasing sacrifice when we resist our Same sex attraction urges. When we choose not to act in homosexual ways, we honor and bless God.
Jesus died for me and I don't know about you, but I want to please Him with all of my heart. If that means I have to struggle with this for the rest of my life, so be it. Then I consider this an opportunity to honor God in some small way and thank Him, for His sacrifice for me by resisting this temptation.
As God said to Paul, "My grace is sufficient for thee." So the same is being said to us when we choose to fully trust in the strength of God. We may make mistakes, we may sin, but our lives will be defined by our resistance to the struggle of sin, not by our letting it rule us.
God keep you!