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Hey there, I'm Sunny Shell, a wretch saved by God's grace through faith in Jesus Christ the Lord. I'm married to the most incredible man on earth, who loves Jesus more than he loves me, and we have two precious adult sons.

The compassionately endures me through my metabolic disease (since 2004) that enables me to be more prayerful and careful about commitments I make and helps me to make the best use of my short time here on earth.

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Same-Sex Marriage: The Supreme Court vs. The Supreme God




On Friday, June 26, 2015 five of the nine justices of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) vied themselves against the Supreme God of all creation with their calamitous decision to redefine a God-ordained institution—marriage—the union of one man and one woman—two becoming one flesh, by the declaration of God Almighty.

The liberty that was fought for by valiant men and women, and once mandated by the Constitution of the United States; for each state to have the right to legislate their own laws in these matters, through their elected officials—by the people, for the people, has now be relegated by five unelected officials whose arrogance has reached the highest heavens.  Due to the supreme foolishness of these Supreme Court justices (Sotomayer, Kagan, Ginsburg, Bryer and Kennedy) same-sexed marriages have now been legalized in all 50 states of my country; the country which I love.

There have been many news articles and blog posts about this sad day in American history. And I don’t desire to be another clamoring voice, spewing the same news. My desire is to do what God has given me to do in every aspect of my life; to speak the Gospel truth to a dying and depraved world that is passing away along with its desires, and to encourage the saints in Christ to not lose heart because all who do the will of God will abide forever (1 Jn 2:17).


Do not hate and damn our country, but love and pray for it (2 Timothy 2:24-26).

Just like the great prophets of old (Moses, Isaiah, Jeremiah, etc.) loved and prayed for God’s mercy upon the country He sovereignly put them in for His purpose, I too love and pray for my country because my Father God whom I love most, put me here to be a beacon of His hope, love, joy and peace found only in Jesus Christ His Son. So when I see our country being drowned in the cesspools of sexual immorality and pragmatism, my heart is deeply grieved and my knees are bent in prayer. I pray for the five justices who are under Satan’s yoke to do his will because God has chosen to blind them from the truth. I pray for God to have mercy on them, just as He’s had mercy on me. I pray for the petitioners of this suit, and others who revel in sin, that God would grant them the gift of repentance that leads to saving faith in Jesus Christ His Son—the only Mediator between God and man.

"Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of God…'All things are lawful for me,' but not all things are helpful. 'All things are lawful for me,' but I will not be enslaved by anything...Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body."
-1 Corinthians 6:9-12, 18, ESV (emphasis mine)


Do not be dismayed, but remain steadfast and immovable in the Lord, His Word, and His precepts (1 Peter 4:12-14).

The recent ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States can’t thwart nor does it remotely hinder the everlasting ruling of the only Supreme and Sovereign—God Almighty. When SCOTUS informed the world of their stupendous decision to test the Great I AM, the LORD was not surprised and He was not dismayed; so neither shall His people be.

Much like the presumptuous kings and rulers who had no fear of God, during the days of the prophet Jeremiah (Jer 36:23-32), the “kings” of our day recklessly think that by “burning” (redefining and ignoring) God’s decrees like King Jehoiakim did, they will be able to stop the destruction God mercifully warned would come to pass if they did not repent. And just as King Jehoiakim was suddenly swept away by his willful defiance of God’s admonition, the same will happen to anyone who does the same.

This is a time of great testing for all who profess the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Those who choose to condone, celebrate or remain silent for fear of retribution will only prove that their profession is dead. Neither listen to nor entertain the words of those who profess Christ, yet join in the revelry of any sin. Rather rebuke and urge them to repent.

“But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies…For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the day of judgment…if by turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes he condemned them to extinction, making them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly; and if he rescued Lot, greatly distressed by the sensual conduct of the wicked (for as that righteous man lived among them day after day, he was tormenting his righteous soul over their lawless deeds that he saw and heard); then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment, and especially those who indulge in the lust of defiling passion and despise authority.

“They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved.”
-2 Peter 2:1, 4, 6-10, 18-19, ESV

I pray that when we come before our Lord Jesus, on the last day, we will not be ashamed, for we will not come to our King  empty-handed, but will come with a harvest of righteousness that was sown in the peace of God (James 3:18). And on that great day, I pray that we would all hear our Lord say, “You have done a beautiful thing to Me.” (Mark 14:6)

May the grace and peace of Christ our Lord be multiplied to your spirits. Stand fast.

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7 comments:

  1. In the Aftermath of the Same-Sex Ruling…

    So, the Supreme Court ruled that same sex marriages are now “legal” in all 50 sates of America, so what, “legal” doesn’t mean moral, right, or good.

    Abortion is legal, but it is still murder; pornography is legal, but it is disgusting and destructive to relationships; alcohol, marijuana, and tobacco are all legal, but they continue to destroy the minds and bodies of the masses.

    Truth be told, God has already ruled on marriage, and He says same-sex “marriages” are null and void (Genesis 1:27-28), “God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it,’” (Genesis 2:24), “a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.”

    Marriage was established by God and ordained by God, and God’s qualifications for marriage are clearly stated (Matthew 19:4-6), “'Haven't you read,’ he replied, ‘that at the beginning the Creator made them male and female,' and said, 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate,’” (Hebrews 13:4), “Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.”

    God’s Word is very clear that one man is to be married to one woman, and all sexual activity except that between a husband (male) and wife (female), is forbidden.

    The five justices of the Supreme Court, those who voted in favor of this godless ruling, have overstepped their authority.

    All those who genuinely know, believe in and desire to serve God, cannot accept the ruling of the Supreme Court concerning same-sex marriage, anymore than its ruling on abortion.

    God has already sovereignly ruled on marriage, and after all, although God doesn’t “sit” on the Supreme Court, He does sit on His Eternal Throne in Heaven and He is Supremely Sovereign, not the Supreme Court.

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  2. Amen, Sister Sunny. Well written. Thank you for these encouraging words of truth. Your blog posts are a blessing to read.

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  3. And amen, Pastor Mike!

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  4. Ditto on the, "Your blog posts are a blessing to read."

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  5. This may not have been a very popular post, but it was well written and an excellent reminder that He deserves our ultimate praise. If there is anything I've done well as a mother, it's only because of the Holy Spirit's guidance and not by my own wisdom because I have none. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. :)

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  6. Thank you for your kind encouragement precious sister Leslie. :o)

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  7. AMEN Pastor Mike! As it is written in 1 Corinthians 10:23-24, " 'All things are lawful,' but not all things are helpful. 'All things are lawful,' but not all things build up. Let no one seek his own good, bu the good of his neighbor." The good of all is to repent and believe in Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God. When professing Christians want to "love" all people based on the defiled human definition of love, then they have denied Christ and the reason why He came, suffered, died and resurrected on the third day...to save us from the captivity of sin.


    I expect the lost to behave like they're lost. But I am greatly dismayed when professing (keyword here is "professing") Christians behave like the lost world and love what God hates (sin) and hates what God loves (righteousness).

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