God had delivered His warning through prophets (Num 12:6), Pharaoh (2 Chr 35:22) and even a donkey (Num 22:28). Today, He chose to deliver His warning through a rugby player right before the elections. Even before Folau said that God spoke to post it, I knew in my heart that it was a warning from God because it had a tremendous impact and those who commit abominations got offended because of it.
God used the very people who live in sin to freely advertise His warning to sinners all over Australia in all media. This is truly an amazing work of God. After all, He used Pharaoh to grow Moses and Canaanites to build cities for Israel. Let’s see what the actual warning of God is.
Warning to Christians
Those that are living in Sin will end up in Hell unless you repent. Jesus Christ loves you and is giving you time to turn away from your sin and come to him.Israel Folau 1
The warning wasn’t targeted just towards homosexuals but all sinners including those who commit sexual immorality like adulterers and fornicators and other sins.
For the time [has come] for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if [it begins] with us first, what will [be] the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?1 Pet 4:17
Judgment always begins with the house of God. We also saw in a previous post how even Christian leaders accuse Folau of being judgmental while John the Baptist was beheaded for rebuking Herod’s adultery and Jesus was crucified for rebuking sinners and Pharisees who don’t repent. Hence, it’s a warning specifically for all Christians who live in sin.
Grace period extended
He also spoke this parable: A certain [man] had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. Then he said to the keeper of his vineyard, ‘Look, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none. Cut it down; why does it use up the ground? But he answered and said to him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize [it.] And if it bears fruit, [well.] But if not, after that you can cut it down.’Luke 13:6-9
The parable of the fruitless fig is explained in detail here. As we can see from the above parable, the grace period of one year was not given to any tree but a tree that was planted by God the Father Himself in His vineyard. It was Christ who pleaded with the Father to stop cutting the fruitless tree. Now, look at what Israel Folau said: “Jesus Christ loves you and is giving you time to turn away from your sin and come to him”. The Father had already decided the judgment but Christ is giving time for all Christians who live in sin to repent. The warning which came right before the election is no coincidence. God is giving time for Christians who live in their sins to repent of their sins and turn back to Him.
I don’t claim to be a prophet or trying to predict any result of election which is just less than a week away. If the message is indeed from God, then based on what He spoke, Jesus had given a grace period to His people in Australia to turn from their sins by giving an election result favourable to His people, allowing them to freely and publicly worship Him for a period before His judgment begins in His house. (1 Pet 4:17).
1 Instagram. “Israel Folau on Instagram: “Those that are living in Sin will end up in Hell unless you repent. Jesus Christ loves you and is giving you time to turn away from your…”.” Instagram. 10 Apr. 2019. Web. 13 May 2019. <https://www.instagram.com/p/BwEWt2uHcLI/>
2 Wikipedia Contributors. “Parable of the barren fig tree.” Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 5 May 2019. Web. 13 May 2019. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parable_of_the_barren_fig_tree>