"For this is what the Lord says:
to the eunuchs (gays & lesbians) who keep my Sabbaths,
who choose what pleases Me and hold fast to My covenant,
to you I will give.....a memorial and a name better than sons and daughters.
I will give you an everlasting name that can never be cut off.”
Eunuchs were no strangers to sacred Scripture. They were usually found behind the scenes often in the
service of royalty or politicians, and held prized positions as counselors or advisors. The title of eunuch in
the Bible sometimes referred to a castrated male, and out of ignorance that is what most people believe them
to be today because that’s directly down the pathway of thought where their preachers have led them.
But in reality most eunuchs were not castrated and the prophet Isaiah’s definition included, along with the
men, barren women, whether by physical ineptitude or by choice. Today, eunuchs are called gays or
lesbians. Biblical eunuchs were not all homosexual in nature, but when you come across a eunuch in the
Bible such as the Ethiopian eunuch (Acts 8:27) or Hegai the eunuch in King Xerxes’ palace (Esther 2:3),
the chances of his being gay are 100%.
What a wonderful promise God has made to His special children as revealed through His prophet Isaiah.
An everlasting name that can never go away. It’s a gift like none other. But.....there’s a catch. It’s a
conditional promise. It’s not an umbrella equating to a green light, but rather quite the opposite. It’s based
on gays and lesbians making clear and deliberate choices to cling to God’s covenant on a daily basis, to
honor God in thought, word, and deed. To serve God before all else.
Well, that just narrowed the playing field, didn’t it? For most, justifying sin has become so commonplace, so
comfortable that they can’t even tell the difference anymore, nor want to. They no more choose to please
God than any other heathens of this world. Their lives reflect no significant difference. Why? Because
there is none. Seldom is there a passing thought about pleasing our Creator, much less a righteous holy
God who cannot tolerate sin.
Taking on the name of God by adopting the persona of God’s own Son Jesus requires diligent servitude.
And with that comes the reward, the gift of eternal life which will never be rescinded. Gay or straight,
God tells us that we must hold fast to His covenant. God will take care of the rest.