Tag: Justice

There Will Finally Be Equality in Heaven

We search for equality here on Earth. We find injustice. You can’t add a program or have Congress try to regulate it. Let’s face it, we humans treat each other awfully. Corporate America gets richer as we “worker bees” struggle more every year. The “American Dream” is a lie as more people end up deeper in debt and lose what they have spent their whole lives trying to keep. How does that song go? “Another year older and deeper in debt .”

It’s not us. It’s the system. It’s broken. It really doesn’t matter what political party you believe in. They are all corrupt in their own way. God knows, God sees. He is close to the broken-hearted. God is the Father to the fatherless and a Savior to the wounded. 

We treat our Veterans and our Elderly like throw away dolls. It’s embarrassing – and wrong. Our widows and our fatherless children are forgotten in our society. Our unborn aborted babies scream out from the ground. Our culture favors gay marriage and legalized pot. What ever happened to Christian values? It’s depressing. No wonder God said to keep your eyes on things above. 

The Good News? It won’t always be this way. Jesus is coming back for His kids. He sees the injustice. He will make the wrong things right. We will all be equal in His Kingdom. There will be no more Corporate America, no more politics,  no more  discrimination, and no more inequality. Hallelujah, praise God!

 There is [now no distinction in regard to salvation] neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you [who believe] are all one in Christ Jesus [no one can claim a spiritual superiority]. And if you belong to Christ [if you are in Him], then you are Abraham’s descendants, and [spiritual] heirs according to [God’s] promise. – Galatians 3:28-29 AMP


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Overcoming the Evil in the World

Read a great post this morning. Sometimes just watching the news is overwhelming. There is so much hate. It feels like a “hate snowball” going downhill.

How do you react?

Tiffany shares with us :

“I begin my day with prayer, not knowing how to pray. My heart churns with the overwhelming tide of global unrest, seeking a stabilizing point on which I can plant my feet.”

Here is her post :

Overcoming Evilhttp://wp.me/p47uuH-pG

 

Are we supposed to just sit by and watch? Or are we called to do something more?

But what can I do? The overwhelming nature of the problems tempts me to a victim’s mentality of helplessness. But the all-powerful nature of God calls me to an overcomer’s mentality of proactive love.

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:21)

 

 

Thanks Tiffany. I needed a plan of how to deal with all this stuff. You have called us out of our comfort zone, and into the ProActive stance of standing up to the evil. Let us love one another as Christ has loved us. Let us stand and kneel in prayer together. There is good and there is evil. God calls us to stand with the Good . Wrong is wrong. God knows and God sees. Let us shine as lights in the darkness in this wicked time, in Jesus Name.

 

light of the world

 

(all images from Pinterest, credit given to original Authors)

7 Reasons to Let Go

7 REASONS TO LET GO:

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  1. We cannot move forward until we do. We are stuck in limbo. We cannot go back and change our pasts. We do not always see justice done. But take heart, God promises to repay.

  2. If we do not forgive others for their wrongs and ourselves for our wrongs how can we be open to new things that God wants to give us? We can’t receive if our hands are full of our old baggage.

  3. We can’t change what happened. There is no rewind button in our lives. No remote control. In order to finish our story we must push ‘play’.

  4. Unforgiveness is one of the leading causes of sickness and illness. It will affect our bodies in ways that will hurt us.  It’s not worth it.

  5. We need to stop renting space to bad tenants.  The past is the past. Let’s bury it. Remember the good and move forward.

  6. Despite all the pain, it got us here. We are alive. We survived. And actually, it made us into who we are today.  We are stronger for it.

  7. Life is lived forward. More life, more love, more restoration. Everything the enemy has stolen from us God promises to restore double!

 

One of the best books I have read that has helped me with this is:

A CRY FOR JUSTICE by Shelley Hundley, a former Atheist

 

The forgotten face of Jesus as judge and advocate

The daughter of American missionaries, Shelley Hundley was born in Colombia, and grew up on the campus of a seminary that trained leaders to serve in what was one of the most violent nations in the world. After suffering abuse at the hands of a minister in the community, she turns from God, angry and confused that He could allow this to happen.

In A Cry for Justice, Hundley uses her story as a backdrop to show how she found healing from the pain, guilt, and shame of the abuse she endured as a child and how she came to know Jesus in a new way: as a righteous judge who fights for His people and takes upon Himself the burden of our injustices and pain.

The story of Shelley Hundley’s journey from bitter atheist to wholehearted lover of God is unique. Yet what she learned on this journey is relevant to every person who has ever been hurt and has silently wondered, “Who will fight for me? Who can make the wrong things right?”

Discover how Jesus would change your world today.

 

 

This is my response to the Daily Post today:  Unequal Terms

Did you know today is Blog Action Day? Join bloggers from around the world and write a post about what inequality means to you. Have you ever encountered it in your daily life?
(Don’t forget to tag your post with “Inequality” — or #inequality on Twitter — so that other participants might find it.)

 

(Photo Sources: Pinterest and codybateman.org)

ARISE (Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward)

20130301-065824.jpgArise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.
See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you.
Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.

This is my entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge FORWARD

Jesus the Anointed One

Jesus, the Anointed One
© 2012 Diana Rasmussen

V1
He is Father to the fatherless,
Protector of the weak.
He is Husband to the forsaken,
Defender of the meek.

He is Provision for the widow,
Freedom for the slave.
He is Justice for the oppressed,
Deliverance for the captive.

CHORUS x2
Jesus, The Anointed One,
He is Jesus the Anointed One,
God in our midst.
He is Jesus the Anointed One.

V2
He is Shepherd to the lost one,
Healing to the sick.
He is grace, mercy, and righteousness,
His Kingdom has no end.

He is comfort to the broken heart,
Counselor to the accused.
He is Prince of Peace in the storm,
He is the King of Kings.

Repeat Chorus

Make the Wrong Things Right

“Make the Wrong Things Right”

My Prayer/Song for You:

V1

Our prayers are like a battering ram, bringing deliverance to the land.

No more murder or abuse, we call forth deliverance.

Set the captives free, tear down the lies of the enemy.

Turn the darkness into light, and make the wrong things right.

CHORUS

Let The Word of the Lord prevail, He alone can tip the scales.

Shake the mountains & rend the heavens,

Lord release Your deliverance.

Turn the darkness into light, and make the wrong things right.

V2

We pray for the weak ones crying in the night,

We pray for the speechless looking for Your light.

We pray for the children who have never known love.

Turn the darkness into light, and make the wrong things right.

GOD’S PROMISE TO YOU

Arise, O Lord!
O God, lift up Your hand!
Do not forget the humble.

Why do the wicked renounce God?
He has said in his heart,
“You will not require an account.”

But You have seen, for You observe trouble and grief,
To repay it by Your hand.
The helpless commits himself to You;
You are the helper of the fatherless.
Break the arm of the wicked and the evil man;
Seek out his wickedness until You find none.

 The Lord is King forever and ever;
The nations have perished out of His land.
Lord, You have heard the desire of the humble;
You will prepare their heart;
You will cause Your ear to hear,
To do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed,
That the man of the earth may oppress no more. 

 (Psalm 10:12-18 NKJV)