Can you believe how crazy things have gotten in our country? Now people are confused as to which bathroom to use because they’ve chosen to believe your gender is determined by your thoughts verses your biological make up. The truth is called lies, law makers seem to selectively apply laws when is suits them and ignores them when it does not, evil is called good, good is called evil and political correctness has been elevated to the moral high ground and… can things get any more perverse than it is now? I suppose it could but let me draw your attention to a couple of things.
God made provision for us to not only survive but to thrive in the midst of a perverse generation. In fact, in Psalm 139 God says that when He envisioned you in His heart, He created these days for you. These days were not meant to overcome you but rather you are God’s ambassador, His minister, His solution for a wicked and perverse generation. Consider the following scriptures.
The first time perverse is mentioned in scripture is when the Angel of the Lord rebuked Balaam (Num. 22:32) and withstood him because “his way” was “perverse” before the Lord. It was crooked. His way missed the mark. The first “perverse and crooked generation” is referenced in Deuteronomy 32:4.
Isaiah 19:14 identifies a “perverse spirit” for the first time in scripture.
Jesus calls His generation “perverse and faithless” in Matthew 17:17 and Luke 9:41.
Hence, perversion is not new and in fact, God has given us everything we need that pertains to life and godliness through Christ Jesus our Lord. The key to dealing with perversion is found in:
Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain.
The Key to Being Blameless in a Perverse Generation
Perversion is a condition that has plagued humanity since time began. Jude provides that perspective! Jude begins with a description of Sodom and Gomorrah. It mentions Balaam’s perversion, then refers to Enoch’s prophesy. Remember, Enoch preceded Noah just before the flood. It goes on to describe people in his day as grumblers and complainers walking according to their own lusts who’ll even stoop to flattery (lying compliments) in order to manipulate others for their own selfish ends. Does this sound familiar? It is in this context that God admonishes us to:
Jude 1:20-23: “But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. And on some have compassion, making a distinction; but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.”
So I encourage us to stir up our minds in the way of remembrance of the “high call” in Jesus Christ. We are called to keep ourselves in God’s love and save these people by delivering God’s message thereby delivering them from hell fire. We discover that God’s plan for a great harvest of souls is preceded by the restoration of David’s tabernacle which was where 24/7 prayer created a place for God’s abiding presence; His house of prayer for all nations. This my friends is our assignment and that which we live for in the service and love for our Lord.