|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on June 23, 2016 at 6:40 PM|
I've heard quite a few people at this point claim that the Bible does not talk specifically about transgender issues and I have heard some pastors attempt to explain it from the scriptures in a very applicable manner but I have yet to hear reference to the scripture that I personally believe tells the truth on transgender living.
This scripture is from Revelation 22:14-16 NLT
14 Blessed are those who wash their robes. They will be permitted to enter through the gates of the city and eat the fruit from the tree of life. 15 Outside the city are the dogs—the sorcerers, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idol worshipers, and all who love to live a lie. 16 “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this message for the churches. I am both the source of David and the heir to his throne.[a] I am the bright morning star.”
This is the word of God, not my made up words. This is the Lord Jesus Christ giving strong warning to all who He foreknew would read His word. I see it as mercy that He tells us ahead of time who will not be permitted to enter the gates of the city of heaven and if your reading this you are alive and well to change your path in life. In this description we should all take heed not to live lives in sorcery, sexual immorality, murdering, idol worshipping (of which I was guilty), and lastly ALL WHO LOVE TO LIVE A LIE.
It's interesting that those that say that they are now free to live truth because they have attempted to change their gender to fit their desires, are actually living a lie according to God's word.
I know from experience that we can be caught up in living a lie. It doesn't have to be evident to anyone, the only one it IS clear and evident to is your maker, God the creator of all.
Jesus says to us, blessed are those who wash their robes!!!! how do we wash our robes? In receiving Him as our salvation, repenting of our sins and living as the word teaches us to. God's word tells us the truth. Our emotions, desires and feeling DO NOT.
Those within the church who decide to live as transgenders are living a lie, you can change all that you were born with to fit your desires, feelings and emotions but the truth is that you were born as God made you to be. It is our minds that need to be renewed to align ourselves with God's word, not the other way around. We do not remake ourselves physically and then apply whatever we see fit from God's word to make us feel better.
Notice what Jesus said, “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this message for the churches.
It's Jesus Himself who is saying I AM SENDING MY ANGEL TO THE CHURCHES WITH MY MESSAGE.
To those in the churches, we have the answer to the transgender issue for those struggling within our churches. We are to wear the belt of truth, we are to be truthful to one another, we are to walk in the spirit of truth! We are NOT to live a lie or encourage anyone to live a lie.
I know it must be very difficult. As one who struggled with my desires of same sex attraction while being a Christian, I understand the strong pull and battle against thoe desires but what good is it if we find our "happy" place here on earth, deceive ourselves and sell our souls in the process, never making it to heaven for all eternity.
Now, to those outside of the churches who do not know Christ, have compassion on them. If they do not know Christ personally, they do not walk with Him in relationship and they are blinded to the truth and light. Be patient, loving and kind with them. Lead them to taste and see that the Lord is good.
There is a story from a woman in England who attempted to make herself a man on the outside to fit her internal desires. She mutilated her body to conform it, played the part and still found misery. She ended up taking her life.. This breaks my heart because I know how it feels to want to feel right within yourself, outside and in and not be able to grasp it.
We must share Jesus and point to the HOPE in Christ and joy of knowing Him to the lost. But to those in the churches, do not be deceived, we have the truth and know that satan is the father of lies and deception. I suggest that you find a genuine believer in Christ and confess your struggle to that person so that they may pray with you and help you.
I wish I could walk this out with each and every one of you, pray, hold and comfort you that there is hope. It might be a fight and it might be painful at first but if you turn to Jesus and surrender it all to Him, I promise you, He will NOT leave you empty and alone.
Don't choose to live a lie. Choose Jesus and live in TRUTH and real FREEDOM.
If you are struggling, please email me, I would love to keep you in prayer and encourage you.