Who Are The Captives?

Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of God, the Master, is on me because God anointed me.  He sent me to preach good news to the poor, heal the heartbroken, Announce freedom to all captives, pardon all prisoners.

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Who are the captives?  When I read the word, “captives” I think of someone in a historical film who’s locked up in a dungeon, wearing torn clothes with hands and feet chained.  Who are the captives today?  Large numbers of young children who are sex slaves but also adults.

Human trafficking is a legal term for moving slaves around.  We could call it kidnapping and rape slavery but we don’t.  These poor humans are being held captive against their will and forced to do sick things.

Some of them are deceived into this Hell by being told they’ll get jobs or an education.  Others are sold into slavery by their “loved ones”.  Right now, parents are selling their flesh and blood with full knowledge of what will happen to them.  Some are not even being sold for much money. Human trafficking is not just in far away places, it’s here in North America too.  Perhaps WE passed by a captive sex slave on our way to work today.

Time to set your cappuccino down and feel uncomfortable.  Jesus wants you and I to set the captives free!

How do WE set children free from Hell as slaves?  What does Jesus want us to do?  Obviously, we can’t all fly across the globe or break down a whore house like SWAT but WE are capable of doing something big.

WE can pray, fast and ask God to work miracles!  WE can also sacrifice a few expensive meals in a restaurant, some bling, another flat screen TV and give that money to people with the resources to buy these children from those who own them.  Usually, that’s how their rescued.  Governments look the other way and even become clients so missionaries must rescue them with money to buy their freedom.  How sick is that?

Jesus wants all the captives free!

Jammed True Stories              Mission Rescue Life              Human trafficker sentenced to 9 years.

 

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Weddings and Money

Q:  Why do we spend big money on weddings? 

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My friend’s daughter is engaged so they’re planning the wedding and everyone is STRESSED!  My friend doesn’t have much money to spend on the wedding but wants to give her a scaled down wedding package.  The basics; a wedding dress under $600, cake for around $200, small rehearsal dinner and so on.  Even the small package is too much for her.

There’s nothing wrong with a nice wedding.  It’s a special occasion and one of huge importance.  It’s this desire to have what we can’t afford that is a problem.  I see my friend who’s already stressed out from constant money problems and now there’s a wedding to pay for on top.  I just learned that there’s such a thing as wedding insurance!  I can’t help but think why do we have expensive weddings that put us in stress hell and financial jail?

My great great grandparents were poor immigrant farmers who came to this country after the Civil War.  They got married by a Justice of the Peace, wore what ever clothes they had, did not have a ring, no cake, no champagne, no rehearsal dinner, no honeymoon and….. they stayed married!

Although, they’re grand children got divorced.

Rot in Hell

Q: Why are so many Christians hateful toward Atheists? 

Quotes are taken from  Shy David’s Jesusphile Page.  They are wickedly funny and filled with hateful remarks from “Christians”.  Gives insight into how some (perhaps many) Christians view Atheists.

“Atheists. I hope they rot in Hell. Hey they don’t worry about it!”

“Fuck you Atheist! When I find out where you live, I’ll drive a pitchfork through that empty head of yours, you arrogant pig!”

“When you die, you’re going to Hell, and are going to permanently suffer down there. And I’ll be laughing at all the Atheist bastards in this echo, when I’m up in heaven.”

“You and all the other atheists in this echo are sloth pigs, who don’t give a damn about life, and are going nowhere in it.”

Q: What did Jesus say in Luke 6:28?  Cuss out those who cuss you?

A:  No, “BLESS those who curse you, PRAY for those who abuse you

 “Atheist. I’m going to love waving to you when you go to hell, and I’m in heaven. And when you go to hell, I’ll get the last laugh!”

“You are nothing but a stupid atheist pig, with the IQ of a democrat.”

“Just a bunch of crazy Atheist…(who will all burn in Hell)…”

“Just by a group being an atheist group, generally means it is a hate group.”

If the Atheists are the hate group what are these Christians?

 A:  1 Corinthians 13:1 If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

These folks make a lot of noise!

1 Corinthians 13:4 Love is patient, love is kind, it is not envious.  Love does not brag, it is not puffed up. 13:5 It is not rude, it is not self-serving, it is not easily angered or resentful. 13:6 It is not glad about injustice, but rejoices in the truth. 13:7  It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

I know that these “Christians” who said such things are not a few but the many.

Q:  If Christians approached Atheists with THE LOVE spoken of in 1 Corinthians 13:1 would Atheists believe in Jesus?