A Revelation of a Revolution

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Human dignity—the foundation of human rights

Call me strange, but I really do believe that every living man, woman and child has an innate ability to hear God’s Voice. I also believe that nothing brings more dignity to humankind than knowing that the God of the Universe desires to share His good thoughts towards us–thoughts of a hope-filled future.

Prophecy (hearing God and speaking what He says) restores human dignity–the necessary cornerstone of a human-rights approach to social justice. 

Today, I am looking to the Heavens. If only God would once again send those who know His Voice, and who are not afraid to stand for Truth, into the harvest fields of justice upon the earth.

Yet, at the same time, the still small voice within reminds me that heaven’s view of justice may not necessarily be my own. 

Looking to the horizon, I sense the approach before it fully comes into view. A revelation of a revolution. I’m talking a “Martin Luther King, Jr., I have a dream!” kind of revelation. A revelation of a cleansing movement of Truth that brings about a revolution in the hearts of men that births something new upon the earth.

I don’t pretend to know what it will look like, but I do know this … God’s Voice living through His people will be in its foundation.

“Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you.” Psalm 89:14

God is building a foundation.  If you want to be at the top … well, that could be a problem.

Love & Peace,

Lois

Place a lawgiver over them

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The law of God is not a set of rules to test our obedience, but rather meant to reveal patterns of relationship that reflect God’s own nature.  

In the New Testament account of the woman caught in adultery, the law of the day required that both the man and the woman be accused.  The law also required that there be two witnesses to the act.  In this case, the requirements of the law were not being met and the woman, whether guilty or not, was being held unjustly.

Jesus responds to the unjust act by demonstrating his God-nature of faithfulness to the unfaithful woman.  He calls her up to a higher standard of life.  The only stones touching the woman that day were the foundation stones of God’s rule, attended by the witnesses of love and truth.

Jesus did not diminish the law but raised it to be representative of the very nature of God. 

Justice, most simply, means putting things right again.  Jesus is always interested in the wronged party.  He comes to make right that which is wrong.  He comes to restore relationship.

“…Place a lawgiver over them.”  Psalm 9:20 (TPT)

 

 

 

 

Overturning tables

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“Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there.  He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves.” Matthew 21:12 (NIV)

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Occasionally we may flip tables in the temple, but this comes only after we’ve spent time weeping over Jerusalem.

Selah.

True righteous resistance is difficult to discern.  Yet this one thing I know … it does not come without tears.

It was said of Patrick Henry, one of America’s Founding Fathers, that he was trained in the tradition of righteous resistance, tutored in the principles of higher law.

A higher law–the law above the law–the higher law of love.  His name is Yeshua.  And His Love is relentless.

Jesus–the epitome of righteous resistance.  He overturns the tables of greed to make room for the blind and crippled so that they might be healed.

Maybe we just need to make some room.

True healing comes when hearts are overturned by the Higher Law of Love.  And this does not come without brokenness.  This does not come without tears.

“We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself.”  Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German theologian and anti-Nazi dissident.

Love & Peace.