Duck Dynasty, Compromise and Consequences
December 22, 2013
by Judy Curmi
A few days ago a huge flap developed over a GQ magazine interview given by the “patriarch” of the Arts and Entertainment TV show “Duck Dynasty”. In the course of the interview, when asked about his definition of sin, Phil Robertson paraphrased the following verses from the Bible.
1 Cor.6:9-10 Do you not know that the unrighteous and the wrongdoers do not inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived (misled): neither the impure and immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who participate in homosexuality. Nor cheats (swindlers and thieves), nor greedy graspers, nor drunkards nor foul mouthed revilers and slanderers, nor extortioners and robbers will inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God. [AMP]*
Robertson has been accused of homophobia by many, removed from the show and put on indefinite leave by A&E. I inquired of the Lord if He had anything He wanted to say to me about this “hot topic”? This is the answer I received.
Don‚t apologize for me. A wicked and perverse generation doesn't want me. They want their sin. They only want me if they can get me on their terms, not mine. My walk is too hard for them. It is not glamorous or glorious. They won‚t get accolades, nor will their fleshly desires be pampered. My walk is a lonely walk because it is a walk that leads towards heaven, a walk of holiness, away from the sordid things of the world.
I said a man could not serve two masters, God and mammon. He could serve one or the other, but he could not serve both. [Matt. 6:24, Luke 16:13] Nothing has changed. This law is immutable.
Right now you see thundering and shaking in your country as its original foundation is being torn to pieces. Everything holy and righteous is being rejected and vilified. At the same time the profane is being lifted up and exalted. People are not even making excuses for their behavior any more. They are glorying in it and expecting others to join in with them. [Rom. 1:15-32]
There is a “full court press”** against the Truth. Lies are being spoken and extolled over and over and over. You are hearing there are “consequences” for speaking the truth (i.e. my Word as in Phil of Duck Dynasty quoting the Bible). The threat is that the consequences could include firing or censure.
There are indeed consequences, but they are not what people are thinking or expect. My Word is very clear as to what I consider right and wrong, good and evil, moral and immoral. When the moral is mocked and derided, while the immoral is embraced and glorified, the due consequences are sure to follow.
It is as certain as opening the flood gates to a dam. The water will flow out. If the gates are opened too wide and too much water flows out there will be a catastrophe downstream. Put another way, if you keep lighting matches in a forest and tossing them into the air, sooner or later there will be a forest fire ˆ a conflagration. SO IT WILL BE FOR YOU, USA.
You don't want ME. You don‚t want MY ways. You don't want MY words. You want what YOU have made up. You want what pleases your greed, your covetousness and your fleshly desires. You delight in your wilful disobedience. You say you are now “enlightened” and “open minded”. Those who are not like you are churlish*** and should somehow be punished ˆ or at least shut up so they have no voice.
You don't care about me. You have forgotten me. You have rejected me for your endless list of idols. WOE. WOE. WOE!
The season is changing. The tide is turning. The tide will be against you. The winds will be against you. My FAVOR will be gone. You will walk in the mess you have created. In its own way it will be like molasses or a tar pit. No matter which way you turn you are stuck and dragged down. (In my mind's eye I saw a person up to their waist or chest in a pit full or wet tar or molasses struggling to get out.)
You cannot pull against me forever and not expect consequences, so expect the winds. Expect the fires. Expect your crumbling foundation to fall and bring down the house. You have selected a horrible task master to rule over you because you no longer want me. I will give you over to what you are asking for. You will find you do not like it at all, but it will be too late for the dice will have been cast.
Every life choice and every behavior has its consequences. What choice have you made and where do you stand?
In One Accord
The Most High
*In reference to other Bible passages describing some of those who will NOT inherit the kingdom of God see also the following.
1Ti. 1:8-11 But we know the law is good if one uses it lawfully, knowing this: that the law is not made for a righteous person, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, for fornicators, for sodomites, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and if there is any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine, according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God which was committed to my trust. [KJ]
Rev. 21:7-8 “He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be my son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” [KJ]
Rev. 22:14-15 Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie. [KJ]
**Idiom: Full court press An all-out effort to exert pressure
***Churlish: rude, boorish, coarse, ill-bred, impolite, marked by a lack of civility or graciousness