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THERE SHALL BE TWO MEN IN ONE BED

Last updated on November 3, 2023

I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed;
one will be taken and the other will be left.

 

Luke 17:34

I recently read that verse and needed to think about it. Why did I not remember reading that before? Something seemed unnatural to me about it. When has it been a norm that two men sleep in one bed? Could that passage signify another sign of the end times—that it would be natural for men to have unnatural sleeping relations?

Jesus’ words disturbed me so much that I went to a King James Bible published in the late 1800s to ensure the passage read the same way. To see God’s unchanging Word from a Bible over a hundred years old reminded me that no matter how much things around us change, God’s Word is unchanging.

In the last days, God has promised to reveal Himself to those who are wise. When Jesus came the first time, He physically opened the eyes of the blind and shut the eyes of those who refused to receive Him—the lost sheep of Israel. As Jesus’ return nears, those with the Holy Spirit will discern the signs of the times. God will open their eyes.

Recently, I watched a YouTube video, and a pastor made the same observation—he did not remember that verbiage. He wondered if it could be because of the Mandela effect—an event where many people incorrectly remember something from the past in the same way.

Perhaps people had misremembered that verse. However, if God’s Word is unchanging, it must be because God has opened the eyes of the discerning.

As of 2015, all fifty states allowed same-sex marriage in the United States. The boundaries between right and wrong and pure and profane have become blurred. In the Scriptures, profane usually refers to unnatural sexual relations.

2 Peter 3:3-4 says, “…knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, ‘Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.’”

The question becomes, if two homosexual men are in one bed and God takes one man and leaves the other, why would God take one and not the other? There must be something else in this passage that Jesus is saying.

II Corinthians 5:21 says, “For He made Him [Jesus] who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him [Jesus].”

Homosexuality is not the unpardonable sin.

Luke 17:34 (referenced above) gives much insight into what the world will be like before the return of Jesus. His shed blood has freed us from the bondage of homosexuality and many other sins the Bible says will be rampant in the last days.

I always remember that the more profound my sin, the more excellent the opportunity for God to show His amazing grace to me—and that same grace is available to all who repent and ask for forgiveness.

PRAYER: Dear heavenly Father, we know perilous times are coming, and homosexuality will be rampant in the last days. Even though it is not the unpardonable sin, please help us not to fall into that temptation or any temptation, but please deliver us from evil, for Thine is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory forever. Amen.

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