How to Glorify God on Marriage Profanation Day by Dr. James White
1) Begin the day with prayer and Bible reading, submitting your mind to the Lordship of Christ.
2) If you are married, pray for your spouse, expressing thanks to God for your marriage, and imploring the Almighty to protect your marriage so that it may be a witness to the world of what God intended.
3) Review the teaching of Jesus on the foundation of marriage in Matthew 19:4-6. Note especially that the Creator Himself established gender, the role of the husband, of the wife, of the father, and the mother, and that the only relationship He will ever bless is one that fits in this paradigm: one man, one woman.
4) Pray for grace to love rebel sinners who will be rejoicing in the profaning of God's good gifts, for you, too, once hated what is good and loved what is evil. Remember, you have been redeemed from the world, transferred from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of light, and that all of grace.
5) Pray for the younger generation that has been robbed of transcendent meaning and purpose. Pray for God's people, those young folks still being called out of the darkness into the light, for they will face a far more difficult world than most of us older followers of Jesus in the United States have ever faced.
6) Do not look backwards and long for the "good ol' days" when a semblance of moral sanity prevailed by God's grace in our land. Realize in the midst of judgment we are called to be salt and light.
7) Go out and tell someone Jesus is Lord. Lord over all of life. Lord over creation, Lord over man's institutions, Lord over all human authorities. Be salt. Be light. The darkness is deepening daily, and that means our light is all that much more necessary. The denizens of the darkness will try to extinguish that light. They cannot.
ED" Amen and Amen. Let us pray that there is an awakening is those who once were here and those presently active in the SBF. Pray that there will be a sensitivity within all those involved to the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Lockman may well own this SBF but it is really the Lords.
Let each of us welcome each other with brotherly love and visitors with a genuine kindness, and openness that Jesus Christ would do.
"For if we inquire whence it [Kingdom of God] is, God created it; or whence its wisdom, God illumined it; or whence its blessedness, God is its bliss. It has its form by subsisting in Him; its enlightenment by contemplating Him; its joy by abiding in Him. It is; it sees; it loves. In Godís eternity is its life; in Godís truth its light; in Godís goodness its joy." --Augustine of Hippo (354-430)
"The words thus referred to are those of John 17:12. There they primarily apply to spiritual and eternal safety; here to what is, in the first instance at least, temporal deliverance. It is impossible to imagine that the Evangelist did not understand this: but the powers of the world and of evil are so identified in his eyes that oppression by, or deliverance from, the one is oppression by, or deliverance from, the other. The temporal is the shadow of the eternal, and the principles working out upon man's stage here stretch into the long hereafter. In addition to this, however, it is to be noticed that the temporal deliverance thus afforded was really a means to secure the spiritual safety of the disciples. Seized by the Roman guard, they would in all probability have denied their Master even more faithlessly than Peter was so soon to do." --Phillip Schaff
Passover is a festival that commemorates God's release of Israel from captivity in Egypt (Exodus 12) and is mandated in the Law (Leviticus 25).
It prefigures the delivery from captivity of all of God's people through the atonement of Christ on Calvary (1 Corinthians 5:7b). Through the offering of the perfect Lamb, God secured the redemption of all those called to Him throughout time (1 Peter 1:19-20).