Beware, The Great Tribulation Is A Breath Away!
Written/Spoken under the anointing of the RUACH ha KODESH
through Apostle Elisabeth Sherrie Elijah (Elisheva Eliyahu)
Received February 19, 2010
Released June 27, 2010
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This is from Prophecy 105, YAHUVEH said to put this up on all Prophecies from now on: I warned you a long time ago Elisabeth (Elisheva) not to name this Ministry after a man or a woman even before there was a Ministry. I put it in your spirit for none of this has been done by your hand, none of this has come forth from your mouth. It is from the Mouth of YAHUVEH that has given birth. It is from the Mouth of YAHUSHUA your MASHIACH that has given birth. It is from the Mouth of the RUACH ha KODESH your IMMAYAH that has given birth. If it had only been by your hand it would have failed long ago. It is by the SHKHINYAH GLORY’S Wind that blows across this earth, the Holy Wind of Revival, it is not by your breath or it would have failed. (Isaiah 42:8)
In July 2010 YAHUVEH GOD also said to add the following from 2nd Chronicles before every Prophecy:
2 Chronicles 36:16, “But they mocked the Messengers of GOD, despised HIS Words, and scoffed at HIS Prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against HIS people, till there was no remedy.”
* * * * * * *[For those translating this Prophecy into a different language the word Judas’ is pronounced Judases in English.]
Prophetic Word Begins:[Elisabeth(Elisheva) starts praying in Holy Tongues]
“Enough is enough! Judas was only allowed to walk among the Apostles for so long! He, too, could no longer play the game of a pretender for there are believers and there are followers.
It is not enough to say, ‘I believe in YAHUSHUA/JESUS. I believe that there is a GOD in Heaven called YAHUVEH/YAHWEH. I believe there is a HOLY SPIRIT, the RUACH ha KODESH.’ The question is, do you follow US? It is not enough just to believe!
I am exposing the hidden Judas’. I am exposing those calling themselves Christians and are not! I am exposing who the bride of satan is! Counterfeits are all around you. They battle MY true Bride! The Bride of YAHUSHUA ha MASHIACH is in a war against the bride of satan!
You want to know who your most deadly enemy is? It is not the heathen who refuse to acknowledge MY Name. It is the Church of the Pretenders!
On this day as it is shouted to the world is this someone you would believe when one named Elton John has raised up and proclaimed to all, ‘I think JESUS was a compassionate, super intelligent gay man who understood human problems. On the cross HE forgave the people who crucified HIM and JESUS wants us to be loving and forgiving. I don’t know what makes people so cruel because the Bible says JESUS was without sin so that rules out homosexuality, so it cannot be a sin.’ So says Elton John.
But I YAHUVEH have had enough! This man, Elton John, dares to speak forth MY Holy Words and twist them! And say that JESUS CHRIST of the Gospels is gay?!
World, for this abomination you shall drink of the Boiling Black Blood Plague! Get ready world! I, YAHUVEH/YAHWEH, speak forth, I have had enough!!!
This disease has been incubating in those who are homosexuals and lesbians, this disease has been waiting for MY timing to come forth. You who make excuses for the homosexuals, I’ve given you time to repent…
I’ll not tell you the day, I’ll not tell you the month, I’ll not even tell you the year this disease will physically manifest, but I’ll tell you this now, the Boiling Black Blood Plague has reached the White House, I tell you none shall escape!
How dare anyone say, that which I have proclaimed in MY Holy Word is an abomination, now you dare say MY only Begotten SON YAHUSHUA ha MASHIACH, the perfect slain Lamb without a spot, without a blemish of sin, partook of an abomination called homosexuality, a mockery of what I created when I created Adam and Eve.
The Judas’ are exposed before your very eyes, yes, those who quote Scripture and yet lead so many astray for they don’t even follow the words of Scripture. Woe be unto the Judas’ who say, ‘Do not believe the Bible. Do not believe the Holy Scriptures. Throw away the Torah, it is just written by mere man. Tear out this Scripture. Tear out this page. Tear out this chapter.’ I’ll tell you what I’ll tear out, what I’ve torn out, what I blotted out, it is your names in the LAMB’S Book of Life!
I, YAHUVEH/YAHWEH, say, I’ve had enough, the battle has been raging for so long. Did I not say, ‘In these days before the time of Jacob’s Trouble, the Great Tribulation, the Holy would become more Holy and the unholy more unholy.’ (Prophecy 90, “What is the Name of the RUACH ha KODESH?”)
Now they dare call themselves ‘Christians’. They say, ‘Don’t worry about sinning. I guarantee you Heaven anyway.’
And now this reprobate, reprehensible man of lawlessness and of the antichrist spirit, Elton John, tries to reassure all in the homosexual community and those who dare call themselves Christians, ‘Don’t worry. JESUS CHRIST was one of you. Homosexuality can’t possibly be a sin for you see Jesus Christ was sinless.’ And yet they speak of ME and don’t even know the Holiness of MY Son YAHUSHUA, and they speak of MY Holy Scriptures and yet serve satan with all that is in them.
Do you know MY Little Ones, MY Bride of YAHUSHUA ha MASHIACH, I trust you. I allow Judas’ to come into your very midst, just as Judas Iscariot was allowed in the midst. Do you not understand, he also had his followers, but I tell you this, as I told you a long time ago Elisabeth [Elisheva], woe be unto the Judas’ who would seek to join this Ministry. They started out drinking the milk and eating the spiritual meat and then they betrayed all that they knew was Holy. So I forbid you to weep over a Judas, for I do not!
The Judas’ that betray you here on this earth betray all MY Holy Bride, even those dwelling amongst their own household. How many have Judas’ in their own household? How many are in unequally yoked households, even those that call themselves MINE? They (the Judases) betrayed long ago in the war with Lucifer in Heaven. Do you think I am surprised? Do I not say that I allow the wheat and the tares to grow together? (Matt. 13:30) Now I have shown you the tares this day and I tell you this, I told you to warn the world it is a breath away from the Time of Jacob’s Trouble, the Great Tribulation.
My Beloved Son (Amightywind Youth Minister), you’ve done a teaching exposing the lies of the devil in regards to the catching away called the Rapture, and how few want to know the Truth. The Church of the Pretenders would rather believe the lies, ‘live any way they want, sin any way they want, it’s just enough to make others be convinced you are a Christian, you don’t really have to follow what you write, what you speak, you don’t have to be an example of who YAHUSHUA ha MASHIACH is, it’s just enough to pretend. It’s just enough to say, ‘Jesus bless you.”
Woe be unto these Judas’ who lead MY Sheep and Lambs astray, but you see MY Sheep and Lambs names are written in the LAMB’S Book of Life and they will return again to the GOOD SHEPHERD YAHUSHUA. It may take suffering through the fires of persecution with untold agony in the Time of Jacob’s Trouble, that which you call the Great Tribulation, but MY Sheep and Lambs shall return to ME even if it’s with their last breath. Their faith will get hot through the fire of persecution.
Beware to those who are lukewarm, I have sent this Ministry to speak forth MY Words to warn you. I anoint MY Prophet to speak forth MY Words and because she is not a man with a long grey beard, you want to dismiss her. You say, ‘GOD can’t possibly speak out of the mouth of this mere woman.’ You don’t want to hear. You show your foolishness. You show what itching ears you have.
The real reason you hate this Ministry is because of the conviction. You don’t want to be told that lukewarm Christians will go to hell and are no Christians at all and that you are doing wrong when you don’t obey the 10 Commandments. You just want to say, ‘JESUS CHRIST paid the price for me at Calvary.’
Yes, YAHUSHUA ha MASHIACH paid the price for you at Calvary, but what price have you paid for HIM? Is it too much really to ask you to obey? When you are truly born again and filled with the RUACH ha KODESH/HOLY SPIRIT you no longer have an excuse to sin for you have the RUACH ha KODESH within that convicts you when you sin. You will truly desire to obey I, YAHUVEH/YAHWEH, with every Word I say.
Oh so many say the Salvation Prayer boast and say, ‘I believe in Jesus,’ but how few follow what they claim to believe? You hate any Ministry or any person that convicts you of your sins.
Lightness and darkness cannot go together. (2 Cor. 6:14) With MY own hand MY Word had spoken it forth. YAHUSHUA ha MASHIACH came with a dividing sword. (Mt. 10:34) With MY own Words it has been spoken forth and what is your response?
Those who do not want to give up your unequally yoked households, so they will not betray you in the Great Tribulation, your response is, ‘Brand her a false prophet. Rip those Words out of the Bible. Ignore them. Blot them out.’ That’s your answer. ‘Lead others astray.’ Nothing has changed!
The same Spirit of a Pharisee that stone MY Holy Ones, YAHUSHUA’s Bride, they live their lives each day to be pleasing unto ME, they don’t claim to be perfect and when they accidently offend ME, they quickly repent with tears in their eyes and they say, ‘Oh please help me not to do this sin again.’ There are many kinds of sin, even this Prophet that I speak forth this Message now, struggles with the sin of procrastination. How many of you stumble on this one? You know what to do, but you do it in your time. Oh you know what I want you to do and I’m not speaking of the Ten Commandments now. It can be something so small, but you don’t do it. There are many kinds of sin.
No one is perfect, everyone is a work in progress but I tell you this, when it’s time to come get YAHUSHUA’s Bride it will be when your heavenly grades are at the highest level, when each day you strive to obey ME in every way, when you make your bodies living sacrifices, when you know the first Torah Law, (1st Commandment – Thou shalt have no other Gods before ME) and not for the sake of a spouse or loved one will you break it even if it means the end of your marriage. You realize nobody comes before YAHUVEH/YAHWEH, YAHUSHUA and the RUACH ha KODESH.
The strongest and most blessed marriages will be those that keep the First Commandment and both of them will be ‘out of balance’ in their love and obedience for YAHUSHUA, they will both love YAHUSHUA more than each other or anyone else. YAHUSHUA is the Lover of their life, soul and spirit and when I speak of ‘out of balance’ isn’t that what it should be when you love YAHUSHUA above all else? You are on this earth for such a short time. This is just one breath in your life. We are talking about eternity in Heaven.
Oh Beloved Bride of MINE, Beloved Bride of YAHUSHUA ha MASHIACH, listen to ME, let nothing be more important than the ONE who causes your heart to beat, the ONE who breathes life through you. Oh Beloved One, no one can love you like I, YAHUVEH/YAHWEH, do. Does the one that you call your loved one, your spouse, know the number of hairs on your head? (YAHUVEH/YAHWEH is weeping through Elisabeth [Elisheva] as HE said this, when HE spoke of how much HE loves HIS Bride.) Do not allow I, YAHUVEH/YAHWEH and YAHUSHUA to become last on your lips.
Oh, you lukewarm puke Christians, the ones YAHUSHUA will spew forth as vomit out of HIS mouth, this is why your love has waxed cold. You put so many other loves before US, your worldly lust, fleshly desires, above US, yes, even those that call themselves MINE and dare to call yourself Christians! And you wonder why you no longer can discern the Truth from the lies, but you stone the Holy and this Ministry speaking forth just as surely as Stephen was stoned. (Acts 7:59) I speak to the puke lukewarm Christians, you do not have to remain puke and vomit! It is your choice!
I sent this Ministry and other Ministries and individuals who are part of the Holy Bride of YAHUSHUA ha MASHIACH to warn you! I sent this Elijah of New [in Hebrew, Eliyahu] and I don’t care whether you like to hear this or not, but I used MY Elijah of New [in Hebrew, Eliyahu] to birth this Ministry forth and that started in America and is now all over the world, to warn, rebuke, and encourage. I not only speak forth blessings but I, YAHUVEH/YAHWEH, speak forth curses. Enough is enough! I will not apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah!
This world has become a Sodom and Gomorrah in MY eyes. Shame on you! Shame on you who do not defend the Holy Ones who speak forth these warnings!
So, MY Beloved Ones, this day I exposed a Judas. The fate of a Judas is death and Hell. You will see Judas’ come and go. Woe be unto those that follow the Judas’ for yours shall be the same fate! Woe be unto anyone that says taking communion in remembrance of what MY SON YAHUSHUA paid, giving HIS Body and Blood for their sins, is cannibalism or vampirism! Woe! Woe! Woe! Woe! Woe! This is blasphemy, and the ultimate mockery of YAHUSHUA’s sacrifice.
(We knew this person for approximately 3 years. This person was a faithful supporter and we considered this person part of YAHUSHUA’s family. This person went to a website on the internet that says taking communion is cannibalism and vampirism and the sad part is, this person believed this lie of the devil. So this Judas emailed many others and tried to get them to believe this lie, this person even tried to convince Elisabeth [Elisheva] of this lie. This person is now a Judas and shall have the same fate as Judas.)
Since when! Since when! When you pray that you become one with YAHUSHUA mind, body, spirit and soul and ask forgiveness of your sins and HIS Blood washes you clean, since when is this evil? Who would dare to say such a lie?! Who would dare believe such a lie?! The RUACH ha KODESH/HOLY SPIRIT is not within them! You have head knowledge and not heart knowledge. Communion is important，and is a weapon against the enemy.
To you who say, ‘Communion is not important’, YAHUSHUA’s last words as HE sat with HIS disciples were, ‘This is MY Body, do this in Remembrance of ME.’ ( Mt. 26:26-28, Mk.14:22-24, Lk. 22: 17-20, 1 Cor. 11: 22-30) Since when is that a sin!? Who but satan would say such a thing!? Who would dare say such a thing!? This is the ultimate insult for you have mocked MY SON’s Blood! You have called evil what I called perfect! This is the ultimate insult and then you liars try to lead MY Prophet astray that I speak forth from, and tell others this lie. Communion is the ultimate weapon against satan and you have called this communion evil, and that which I have spoken forth as good, you call it evil?
As surely as you have blasphemed not only YAHUSHUA ha MASHIACH and not only I, YAHUVEH/YAHWEH, who sent MY only SON to give HIS body and Blood for you, you have insulted the RUACH ha KODESH. You have blasphemed all THREE! I told you. I warned you, ‘Beware of the time that evil is spoken of as good and good is spoken of as evil.’ (Is. 5:20)
I always send forth MY Prophets to speak MY Words. The Holy Scriptures were not spoken forth by man. It is no different than ME speaking forth out of this vessel of clay’s mouth now. It is I, YAHUVEH/YAHWEH, that put those Words in them to write. The pure Words were corrupted by various transcribers, and translators.
I warn you, do not rely only on the King James Version of the Bible for King James burns in hell. He took out books and words which he didn’t want to include just as surely as they’re doing today and saying, ‘These Scriptures and Torah Laws apply no more. This does not line up with my idea of who God is. HE’s not supposed to curse. HE sent HIS only Begotten SON to pay the price at Calvary to suffer and die in my place, so now I can do anything I want, it doesn’t matter to GOD anymore. HE doesn’t care what I do because HE sent HIS only Begotten SON to pay the price. The Law was nailed on the cross, so I can do anything I want. The Forth Commandment I say, any day will do for the Sabbath, JESUS CHRIST, YAHUSHUA ha MASHIACH, said HE is LORD of the Sabbath, it no longer matters because they threw away that day.’
Liars! Liars! Liars! Do you think I would waste MY time to take MY own finger and inscribe on a tablet of stone and give it to Moses and defend the Israelites and command them to honor ME on the Sabbath Day by resting?! By resting?! Not by working but by resting?! Liars!
You who claim that you are Christian and put up these videos about why Christians, ‘no longer have to worry about the Sabbath, it doesn’t matter what day, it doesn’t matter, the Roman Catholic Church has changed it.’
Liars! If you do not repent you shall find yourself in the Lake of Fire! I’m not going to play games! The Great Tribulation, the Time of Jacob’s Trouble, is almost upon you, the time of lamenting, weeping, of great suffering, more than this world has ever known!
What do you think keeps hell burning? The flames only grow hotter! It is I, YAHUVEH’s wrath, rage and fury!
I want MY Bride home! I want YAHUSHUA’s Bride home! HIS Bride is MY Bride. I want them home.
I look upon this sewer called earth. Dung is everywhere and I see little sparkles in the dung of those who are the Bride of YAHUSHUA ha MASHIACH and all the Holy, here and there. It is as though they are buried under the dung and oh how much dung. So much stench is in the feces in that which calls themselves the ‘Christian churches’! Judgment! Judgment! Judgment has come to that which you call the ‘House of the LORD’!!
When the Ichabod Christian churches stop preaching against sin such as abortion, fornication and same-sex marriages, when you allow sin behind the pulpit, when you let homosexuals preach behind the pulpits and brag about their sin, when you stopped rebuking the sinners, Ichabod was put on your doors and MY RUACH ha KODESH/HOLY SPIRIT was taken out of it! (1 Sam. 4:21)
You sing your songs and gather on Sunday and yet I am not there! Oh, some of MY People are there but MY true Presence, MY RUACH ha KODESH Anointing, it’s not welcomed there. You use your emotions and you get yourself all hyped up with songs but MY true Prophets are not allowed to speak.
WE are not allowed there. When I say, ‘WE’ I mean the very presence of YAHUVEH/YAHWEH, YAHUSHUA, and the RUACH ha KODESH. OUR presence is NOT there otherwise they would all fall on their faces!
They’ll repent for America but will they warn others of the sin they are in? It is a mockery. Do you want to know why the power of the Anointing, is not as the First Church? Look and behold what I see. The stench is more than I, YAHUVEH/YAHWEH, can bear.
The heathen look at these so called Christians and say, ‘There’s no difference between you and me’. Elton John says, ‘There’s no difference between you and me. I can rewrite the Scripture too. People say, ‘Throw out the Forth Commandment,’ so I can say, ‘JESUS CHRIST is gay,’ it’s no different.’
But you see, I raised up this Ministry who refuses to compromise with sin, the Aleph and Tav (Alpha & Omega) Almightywind (also called Amightywind) RUACH ha KODESH Wildfire Ministry!
MY Amightywind Ministry is a mighty rushing wind going through the world and satan cannot stop it! So he gets everyone focused on a mere woman (Elisabeth Elijah [Elisheva Eliyahu]).
Those who know and love her can tell the difference between her and when I, YAHUVEH/YAHWEH, speak forth. But it isn’t a mere woman speaking forth. I am YAHUVEH/YAHWEH and I tell you this Ministry is calling forth the true Bride of YAHUSHUA ha MASHIACH to come forth because you need one another. All of you are being attacked. You are like a wounded animal licking your own wounds because you cannot trust anyone so I, YAHUVEH/YAHWEH, put this group together and I use this vessel speaking forth to birth it into the physical realm, I YAHUVEH had already birthed it in the Spiritual realm and it is the YAHUSHUA Demon Stompers (YDS, Holy Prayer Warriors).
You will see Judas’ come and go, it is their choice. I told you, ‘Not everyone is fit to be the Bride of YAHUSHUA ha MASHIACH, only those that remain loyal to the end. You will know who the Bride is.
MY Darling Ones, I forbid you to weep another tear over another Judas! I forbid you to weep! Instead, look at all the Apostles and true followers of YAHUSHUA who refuse to conform with sin! The Church of the Pretenders refuse to put I, YAHUVEH/YAHWEH, YAHUSHUA and the precious RUACH ha KODESH first, and you are surrounded by the pretenders and they will have the fate of a Judas. It was already written down.
A Judas is the ultimate contamination. You see, this Judas did not want to keep this contamination (of telling this ministry and prophet that doing communion is of the devil like cannibalism and vampirism) like leprosy to themselves. They reached out to defile and contaminate the Holy Bride, YAHUSHUA’S Demon Stompers, even this Holy one speaking forth, to lead them to the anti-christ. The Judas’ will always do this. They do not want to keep the contamination to themselves. They want to share it, so weep no more for the Judas’.
This is a somber Message. Do you think YAHUSHUA took pleasure on the day HE exposed who Judas was? But you see Beloved Ones, I will only allow a Judas to stay hidden for so long.
Look around the world. Some have put their faith in their jobs. Some love their jobs more than I, YAHUVEH/YAHWEH. Some put their faith in finances. They’re seeing their financial empires crumble before their eyes. Some put their faith in spouses and I am revealing things you’d rather not see. I am dividing and I will continue to divide anyone who contaminates MY Bride.
I test you, who do you love more, that heathen spouse? Those who claim they are equally yoked and yet when one of the spouses will say, ‘I must have more of your attention,’ who will you prove that you love more? So many that desire to be the Bride of YAHUSHUA are in these households? (Matt. 10:37, John 21:15-17)
I am testing. The trials of your faith are more precious than gold. (1 Pet. 1:6-7) This is your trial, who do you love more?
For those not married, you weep, mourn and say, ‘I must have a mate.’ Who do you love more? You do not know what you ask. That is why I said I will not join unequally yoked marriages in these End Times. You can make all the excuses you want. The marriages I join together, they equally love ME, work for ME, obey MY SPIRIT and not their flesh. Those who are not married and weep and mourn, you do not know the blessing I give you. You do not know what you ask. I repeat, this is why I said I will not join an unequally yoked marriage in these End Times. The marriages I join together are Holy. Those who are not married and weep and mourn, you do not know the blessing I give you. You do not have to be concerned pleasing anyone but I, YAHUVEH/YAHWEH.
In the end none of MY Bride will be unequally yoked. I shall repeat, YAHUSHUA ha MASHIACH will use the dividing sword and before this Bride is taken off of this earth, if they are unequally yoked, YAHUSHUA will divide. I will not allow MY Bride to be contaminated, it was only for a set time, for lightness and darkness cannot go together. This is a war, YAHUSHUA fights for HIS Bride, the enemy cannot win.
I put light with light and the light only becomes brighter. It is not a struggle together when you put YAHUVEH/YAHWEH, YAHUSHUA and the RUACH ha KODESH first in your life and your love.
Did I not warn, ‘Your worst enemies will be in your own households’? (Micah 7:6, Mt. 10:36) I warn again now, those who do not want to be divided, those who love their spouse more than I, YAHUVEH/YAHWEH, those that spit MY Word back in your face and brand you a false prophet Elisabeth [Elisheva], know this, these are not your Words, these are MY Words! And it is backed up in the Holy Scriptures! Remember Prophecy 111 – I, YAHUSHUA MASHIACH, Grant You A HOLY Divorce Decree, For Those Who Need It.
I had another prophet (Nehemiah, Neh. 13:23-30) literally curse and pull the men’s beards and slap them for being unequally yoked, so when the attacks come and yes, they will come, be as a Stephen, Holy Bride of YAHUSHUA ha MASHIACH, keep your eyes not focused on the boulders that will hit you, keep your eyes focused on YAHUSHUA. They stone you but are really stoning YAHUSHUA/JESUS and yes, I dare to speak to those who dare call themselves ‘Christians’ but I, YAHUVEH call you Ichabod Christians.
(Neh. 13:25 and I contended with them, and cursed them, and smote certain of them, and plucked off their hair, and made them swear by GOD, saying, Ye shall not give your daughters unto their sons, nor take their daughters unto your sons or for yourself.
Neh. 13:27 Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our GOD in marrying strange wives?)
So I leave you with these Words. I told you, ‘Everything that can be shaken will be Shaken’. I remind you of this in Prophecy 105, “I, YAHUVEH, Say, ‘In 2009 I’m going to shake everything that can be shaken!‘”, I warned you ahead of time what 2010 will be like in Prophecy 116, “You Must Be Faith Water Walkers”.
I have spoken this day, your ABBA YAHUVEH/YAHWEH. The true Bride of YAHUSHUA ha MASHIACH who hears this Word will contact you, will validate this Word. They have heard MY voice. They will stand by your side, be loyal and defend. They will no longer care what men and women say. They will defend what they know to be true.
Know this also, this Prophecy only gives the enemies more reason to hate you, but this is nothing new. YAHUSHUA was and is hated. Can you expect anything less, for you are HIS reflection on this earth, the ones I call ‘YAHUSHUA ha MASHIACH’s Bride’.
So it has been spoken this day on February 19, 2010, a Sabbath.’
6:24 P.M. ended
Spoken under the Anointing of the RUACH ha KODESH
to Apostle Elisabeth Sherrie Elijah (Elisheva Eliyahu)
Offending most, but I am a blessing to others, a Child. Warrior Bride of YAHUSHUA ha MASHIACH/JESUS CHRIST and no devil can take that away from me.
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Here is an article taken off the internet regarding what Elton John said.
Elton John claims Jesus was gay
Elton John is facing a backlash from conservative Christian groups after stating in an interview that Jesus was a gay man.
The 62-year-old music legend made his comments during an interview with US magazine Parade .
In the interview, to be published in America tomorrow, Sir Elton said: “I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems.
“On the cross, he forgave the people who crucified him. Jesus wanted us to be loving and forgiving. I don’t know what makes people so cruel. Try being a gay woman in the Middle East — you’re as good as dead.”
Stephen Green, director of Christian Voice, described the gay claim as “rubbish”.
He said: “The Bible says Jesus was without sin and that rules out homosexuality as sin”
“This is a desperate cry for attention.” Mike Judge, of the Christian Institute, dismissed the star’s views, saying: “Had a senior political figure made these comments, I would have had an opinion.
“But this is Elton John and I don’t think anybody takes him seriously.”
Gay Christian groups acknowledged Sir Elton, who is often pictured wearing a crucifix, had reopened debate on homosexuality and the church.
Jeremy Marks, founder and director of Courage, a Christian organisation for Gays and Lesbians, said: “None of us know and will never know what Jesus’s sexuality was.
“Certainly people’s perceptions of relationships between men, and men and women, were different then and would be unrecognisable today.
“I think he is explaining how he sees Jesus in his life and wants to encourage other people to see that too.”
John Blowers, co-convener of the Evangelical Fellowship for Lesbian and Gay Christians, said: “What tends to happen on each occasion this debate is reopened is that the debate becomes more polarised.
“The simple fact is that we are all God’s children.”
Sir Elton’s comments were made in a wide ranging interview headlined, “There’s A Lot Of Hate In The World”.
He told the magazine that, for him, fame had lost its appeal.
“Princess Diana, Gianni Versace, John Lennon, Michael Jackson, all dead,” he said.
“Two of them shot outside their houses. None of this would have happened if they hadn’t been famous.
“Fame attracts lunatics. I never had a bodyguard, ever, until Gianni died. I don’t like celebrity anymore.”
The musician also revealed how he and civil partner Mr Furnish keep their love strong.
He said: “Every Saturday for 16 years, we’ve sent each other a card, no matter where we are in the world, to say how much we love each other.
“We’ve never been jealous. We talk about the sexual side of things, things that normally would have frightened me before.”
Sir Elton also spoke about his relationship with drugs, saying: “For some people a gram of cocaine can last a month. Not me. I have to do the lot, and then I want more.
“At the end of the day, all it led to was heartache.”