Jesus Christ is not a woman, yet for some reason secularists like to position Him as female, transgender or anything but the Son of God.
The latest example of a blasphemous approach to Christ comes from a Sam Jane Brown novel called Forgotten Word. The popular book mixes a murder mystery with the Second Coming of Christ and admittedly "makes the unusual assertion that the Second Coming will feature a Savior who is a woman."
"The world is in a state of flux and dismay and clearly at a crossroads of faith and destiny," said Brown. Indeed, ISIS is rising and the world economy is shaking. Nevertheless, Jesus is still King of kings and Lord of lords—not a female queen of the universe.
Forgotten Word is set in a world of high intrigue in the church. Brown's novel uses the murder of Catholic priests as the catalyst to tell its story of the impending Second Coming. In the story, Zena McGrath, an international detective, is tasked with solving the murders.
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McGrath's investigation leads her to the Vatican, where she meets a mysterious priest. In New York, she becomes aware of an evil presence following her. Ultimately, she goes to the Holy Land as the perpetrators of the crime are revealed. The book culminates in a climactic Second Coming, in which the "Christ" figure is a woman.
My jaw still drops every time someone does this. What is the fascination with presenting the Messiah as a Mother figure instead of a faithful Son to a loving Father? Again, what's the seeming obsession?
Recently, for example, I wrote about The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven, in which performer and poet Jo Clifford wrote the perverted play that combines theater with storytelling, the spoken word and ritual that promises to leave everyone "feeling blessed." It left me feeling grieved because Jesus was portrayed as a transgender. Indeed, it was more like the gospel according to Jezebel. (I write about Jezebel's perversion in my new book, Jezebel's Puppets.)
"The play imagines a transgender Jesus coming back to the world today," Clifford said. "She [transgender Jesus] pitches a sermon and tells a few very familiar gospel stories. She has a Communion, shares bread and wine with the audience, which is really a gesture of solidarity in the face of death, and she gives a blessing. So it's a very important, very intimate show."
Then there was the apostate church that started hosting drag queen gospel festivals insisting God is a woman. First Church Somerville United Church of Christ issued a public service announcement from its "drag-queen-in-residence."
"What do drag queens or drag kings have to do with Jesus or the gospel? We at FCS believe 'God don't make no junk,'" Jones writes. "So whether you are straight, gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgendered or still playing hard to get, Jesus loves you and so do we! Amen, baby! So come and get yours at this here church!"
Of course, Jesus has been blasphemed for centuries but modern-day spirits of perversion are giving blasphemy a transgender name. Yes, it doesn't take a prophet to see that there's a spirit operating here—and it's rising rapidly. The length of this column does not permit me to tick off all the many examples of perversion in our society, from polygamy, to homosexuality, to adultery, to fornication, to bestiality and more.
The Lord showed me some time ago that a tsunami of perversion will rise. Indeed, it's rising. Yes, we've seen the rumblings of this rising perversion, but I believe it's going to grow darker still. When you think of perversion, you probably immediately think of sexual perversion—and I believe that's part of it. The Bible has plenty to say about sexual perversion in Romans 1:21-28 alone, and we're seeing that passage playing out right now. The root of this tsunami of perversion is actually the perversion of God's Word itself, hence the perverted images of Jesus, the Word made flesh.
We need to redeem the time, because the days are evil (Eph. 5:16). We need to make an appeal to heaven for spiritual awakening. I believe the people who walk in darkness can see a great light (Is. 9:2) if we refuse to stop contending for revival.
It's up to us to stand in the gap. It's up to us to make up the hedge. It's up to us to weep between the porch and the altar. It's up to us to pray without ceasing. It's up to us to decree and declare God's will on the earth. It's up to us to speak the truth in love. It's up to us to take the gospel to our city. Yes, I believe it will grow darker and the perversion will rise, but I believe the glory of the Lord will rise and shine upon us again if we are faithful to obey His commands.
Jennifer LeClaire is senior leader of Awakening House of Prayer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, founder of the Ignite Network and founder of the Awakening Blaze prayer movement. She is author of over 25 books. Find her online at jenniferleclaire.org or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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