“As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the son of man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage until the flood came and took them all away.” Matthew 24: 37-39
Mark this day on your calendars – and mourn – for it is a day from which there is no turning back.
It can be no coincidence that the landmark decision to approve same-sex marriage in all 50 states was publicly announced on June 26, the 9th of Tammuz. The millennia old Judeo-Christian concept of marriage between one man and one woman giving away to the collective “wisdom” of 5 individuals – who call themselves supreme. In one day, the bedrock of society, the family structure as set apart by God and nature has been swept away. And, the repercussions couldn’t be bigger.
Why is the date of Tammuz 9 important?
On Tammuz 9, 423 BC, Nebuchadnezzar’s troops breached the walls of old Jerusalem and entered the city. Four weeks later on Av 9, the Holy temple was destroyed and the Jews were exiled to Babylon. Likewise, in 70 AD, the walls of Jerusalem were breached not on Tammuz 9 but eight days later on Tammuz 17 and the second temple was destroyed once again on Av 9 – the same date as the first..
Keep these dates in mind for they are critical to the timing of what may be ahead.
If you follow Bible prophecy at all, you are probably aware that the United States (and, the world for that matter) have been courting God’s judgment for some time. And, many of us have wondered how much longer the Lord would stay his hand before bringing about the justice and judgment that we so much deserve. Well, we need wonder no longer – that day has arrived. Like dominoes set to fall – Tammuz 9 is the first in line to go. Which is fitting as 9 in the Bible is the number of completeness or finality.
What’s the big deal some would say? Does God really care that much about marriage? Of all the evils that occur in the world, why would marriage between two men or two women be the final straw to draw the wrath of the Almighty?
Well, there are a lot of reasons – one of which, may be demonstrated in the very near future in a very painful way. For Tammuz 17 is also, the American fourth of July this year. And this can be no accident. For besides being the day of the breach of the walls of Jerusalem 70 AD, Tammuz 17 is also the day Moses descended the mountain (Mt. Sinai) to find the people sinning by worshiping the golden calf – a symbol of the life they had left behind in Egypt.
God had brought them out to a life of freedom but, they desired to go back to a life of slavery, where they had leeks and onions to eat – the side benefit to living next to those who lived in luxury even if it meant being a slave. So, what did Moses do when he saw the people sinning like this? In anger, he threw the tablets of the law – written by the finger of the Almighty himself – to the ground – smashing them in to pieces. Which was wrong for God’s law must always be upheld!
This is exactly what America is doing. We have been blessed from the foundation of this country with freedom – but, the freedom we have enjoyed is now despised and a freedom of another kind is desired. We no longer want freedom by God, we want freedom from God. For many see the ten commandments as a wall of restriction when they are in fact, intended as a wall of protection. And America in the last few years has been in the process of methodically striking down the ten commandments and God’s law from every area of life – particularly, the public arena.
“We have no King but Caesar” they say. “The government is our King. It is the government who establishes ( or takes) away our rights at their discretion. Not God.” Smash!
With this we have successfully made clear to the creator that we will not be bound or owned by him. In our rebellion and our ignorance we fail to understand that in so doing we have exchanged freedom for slavery – the reality of which will not be realized until it is too late. So, in essence its not just marriage – it is in fact, a final form of rebellion.
I think it is entirely possible that some wall of national security was breached today – Tammuz 9. With reports of Isis just over our very porous southern border this is far more likely than it is far-fetched. And, on Tammuz 17 (July 4) while the nation is reveling in its new freedom from the bonds of traditional marriage – while people are eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage – we may well feel the pain of that breach in ways we may have never once thought possible – until 9/11.
But, for some reason it was a lesson never learned.
Like Psalm 2, the kings and rulers of the earth have gathered together against the Lord, and against his Anointed One, (Jesus) saying –
“Let us break their chains and throw off their fetters“.
To which the One enthroned in heaven laughs, the Lord scoffs at them – and, rebukes them in his anger.
And, you know sometimes, you really don’t want what you asked for. Something we’re about to find out the hard way.
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6
Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus! Cindy