Rewiring Same-Gendered Relationships

Posted by on February 17, 2013

Everywhere homosexuality is mentioned in God’s Word, it is in a negative connotation.  Well.. everywhere except one.  1 Corinthians 6:9-11 says; “and such WERE some of you.” God is showing all who witness earth’s struggle with sin, how there will be a people who will honor and obey Him. A people who will actively decide to do God’s will instead of following deceptions that satan has laid out for us.  Feelings are powerful.

“Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.”  Proverbs 28:26

“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?” Jeremiah 17:9

Without our complete reliance upon God, His Word and the power of the Holy Spirit, we are forever lost. How many of us walk with God? How many just check in once in a while?  How many of us rely upon our feelings as a barometer of what we determine acceptable? Many profess self truths today which are not based on God’s Word.  They speak loudly seeking to influence those around them to partake of theories which have no grounding in God’s Word.

This is how it was when Lucifer’s fall began in Heaven. While His words, feelings and actions did not have the blessing of God, he was able to infect a third of the angels cast out with him.  This clearly demonstrates how effective His deceptive thinking is.  As a result of his fall, he and his angels now seek to convince us that our feelings equal truth.  This equates to the lifting up of self and not lifting up God and dying to self moment by moment.

Thousands of years have played out.  God’s Word has given us examples of how dangerous it is to let self rule. Not just in homosexual behavior, but with any sin temptation that we allow (choose) to let overcome us.  Temptation as shown throughout the Word of God is not sin.  But acting on temptation is giving in to the lies and deceptions of the evil one.

We have witnessed trends.  We have seen great peril throughout the Word of God as examples of what we can expect in honoring self, instead of God.  He has given us light and truth that point to Him. Promises of healing, peace and joy in Jesus are a result of trusting Him, not self. Faith and trusting are superior to “feelings.”

God has allowed many to explore their internal fleshly desires.  When there is an intent desire to seek Him, He does not hold back, but provides His divine and inspired guidance and the promise of the Holy Spirit to reveal truth to us.  Dying to the flesh and the intents and desires of self is often a painful process. But He promises to restore us.  Joel 2: 24-26 promises that He will give back to us what the locusts have eaten. He allows us to go down some very dark paths only to discover His truth is after all sovereign.

After living for nearly forty years as one who sought love and acceptance from the male gender, God is today restoring to me His perfect plan for same-gendered relationships.

2 Samuel 1:26  “I grieve for you, Jonathan my brother; you were very dear to me. Your love for me was wonderful, more wonderful than that of women.”

It has been the enemy who has substituted sex for love. Not just through homosexuality, but in any relationship where flesh has risen over the pure love of Jesus which transforms the heart.

Each gender is apt to understand its own nuances better than that of the opposite gender. But this is not an automatic president for an expression of sex.  The story of David and Jonathan comes with great depth. Such protection and love extended beyond an act of sexual intimacy.  The love described in God’s Word does not point to sexual intimacy but to a head and heart love that extended beyond their love for their wives. While they would likely die for their wives under a set of circumstances, they would also die for one another because of how well they understood and loved each other.  This is not sex based, but heart based.  Jesus is pure love. His intimacy with us is not sexual.  It’s far beyond the expression of sex based on knowledge, relationship and understanding. Sex is not a component of this love.

It is this love that God wants us to purely reflect to others as His sons and daughters.  This is the love that church bodies need to embrace today. There is healing in “heart” love. This love points each other to Jesus. This love transcends beyond sexual expression.

God’s Word provides us balance in the many truths it contains. It serves as our guide. It helps us develop trust through its author. Love is the theme of His Word.   John 13: 34-35  34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”  Clearly God is commissioning us to lift each other up. He is instructing us to know one another and to walk together on this journey here on  earth. He is asking us to reflect Him and share Him as we encounter all of life’s experiences.

Our flesh will cry out. The lies of the enemy will seek to invade. Temptations will come. We have been given the power of choice. Seek ye first the kingdom of God. Live according to His Word and He will reward you. We are held responsible for the pure representation of the love of Jesus as we apply it to each other.

While sex is very much a part of our physical being, God has asked us to keep it within the confines of holiness.  His Word confirms His plans for us.

Let’s walk together and share our burdens within the plan of God.  He has showed a physical intimacy between same-gendered people that includes holding one another and even greeting one another with a “holy” kiss. But we must not translate our flesh into that which has not been ordained by God.  His purity and the depth of His love must be perfectly reflected.

After all… sex is not what we are taking to heaven with us, but a sharing of the pure love for one another that He instills in our hearts. This will be love eternal!

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