It does not matter if you live in California or not. They have brought the fight to us and we can’t run from it. In this message I am going to explain exactly what is going on and the direct action we must take.
For those who don’t know yet, California Assembly Bill 2943 passed and has been sent to the State Senate for final approval. Jerry Brown has already said he would sign it into law if the Senate approves it.
This is a terrible law. First it is designed to punish those who believe the Bible’s teaching on sexual sins. The advocates of anti-Christian policies worded this bill as harmlessly as possible but its punitive nature came through loud and clear. Read the wording:
It will prohibit resources concerning treatment or ministry in order to reduce or eliminate same sex attraction or gender dysphoria. Essentially, conferences, counseling, teaching, books, or publications, where money is exchanged for the resource, would be prohibited.
There is no way around the intention here. I said this in as an earlier post: “No exchange of money can be allowed for a book that suggests recovery from same sex attraction or gender dysphoria? No conference can do so either? Oh wait, the Bible does that. And oh, yeah a Bible Conference will do that. This is no slippery slope. This is the cliff.”
The immediate impact would be on any event where money is exchanged that teaches deliverance from sexual sin. But it gets worse.
It is a threshold law. That means it opens the door to further laws that seek to shut down the Christian moral opinion altogether. Herod used this method. In Acts 12:1,2 it says, “Now about that time Herod the king stretched out his hand to harass some from the church. Then he killed James the brother of John with the sword. 3 And because he saw that it pleased the Jews. he proceeded further to seize Peter also. ”
Do you see what’s happening here? California legislators are testing the pulse of the public. They want to see, to what degree, they can inject their radical anti-Christian and yes, anti-American views into law.
Sacramento knows full well their new law violates the constitution. They already broke federal law and violated the constitution with their sanctuary policy. California state government sees itself as a separate nation not beholden to the Constitution.
The next logical step is to make a viewpoint illegal. It would be against the law to teach or sell Bibles. Churches that held to Biblical morality could be closed. Christians who stated their convictions would be fired, marginalized and even jailed. What we have here is the dawn of state-sponsored persecution of Christians. But it gets even worse than that.
What we have here is the dawn of state-sponsored persecution of Christians.
Radical political activists and politicians across America are watching CA/B 2943 very closely. When I said it is a threshold law, I also mean it is a model for similar laws across America.
To say we need to nip this in the bud is the understatement of the century. How do we do this? We begin by standing and fighting for California. It means we must be willing to face a firestorm of criticism. That is a small price to pay for protecting our children, grandchildren and our constitution. But we must find the will to fight.
That will to fight must first be found in the prophetic. Let me explain. Today I read that Yellowstone Park sits on a super volcano that is 44 miles across. If it erupted, it would be thousands of times larger than Mt Saint Helens. Ash would cover the entire U.S.
California, and Los Angeles specially sit on top of a spiritual super volcano. It is breathtaking to list the ministries that have been born in Los Angeles. Here is but a short list: Azusa Street, Billy Graham, Aimee Semple Mcpherson, Kathryn Kuhlman, Calvary Chapel, Youth with a Mission, Full Gospel Businessmen, TBN, and Melodyland where I was ordained. Movement upon movement has ignited here and touched the world.
If the super volcano of the legacy of revival in California were to erupt it would cover the nation.
All over California outbreaks of holy fire are beginning to be seen. Thousands of pastors and preachers have not bowed the knee to Baal.
What is needed now is anointing for political activism. Not politics as usual but a spirit like Daniel to bring wisdom, conviction and influence to pagan culture. Consider how immoral Babylon was. Consider that Daniel began as a slave and was used by God to bring legislation and godly counsel to Babylon. California is no worse than Babylon.
Let’s cry out to God for a spiritual eruption—for the will to fight—for a national flood of prayer for California. Amen.