“But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!”
God’s prophetic voice is always righteous. His voice is everything right. God has called me and many others to extend His righteous justice to people whose lives have been ravaged by injustice and evil.
From the beginning of my walk with the Lord, I was motivated by a passion to help those in need of healing and deliverance. A door was opened for me to serve those whom most would consider undesirable in today’s society. Yet, God’s plan is to set the captives free!
In these turbulent times of gross darkness we must return to God and maintain righteousness, justice and love for all. The Bible says, “Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you” (Psalm 89:14)
God who is perfectly just, desires justice for all of His creation. He can use our unique talents, passions, and experiences in pursuit of justice.
In Dr. Martin Luther King’s book, Strength to Love, a collection of Dr. King’s sermons, he wrote:
“The Church must be reminded that it is not the master or the servant of the state, but rather the conscience of the state. It must be the guide and the critic of the state, and never its tool. If the church does not recapture its prophetic zeal, it will become an irrelevant social club without moral or spiritual authority.”
The Church has the authority to make an impact on society in every sphere of influence, family, religion, government, business, education, arts & entertainment, and media. The entire society can be influenced with the gospel when the Church rises up, walk in our God given authority, and become the salt and light of the earth.
In his sermon “Love in Action“, Dr. King preached that “One day we will learn that the heart can never be totally right when the head is totally wrong. Only through the bringing together of head and heart –- intelligence and goodness -– shall man rise to a fulfillment of his true nature.”
God is very concerned about the injustices many are facing today. When our hearts and minds reflect the love of God for all mankind we will display God’s unfailing love for all humanity. To achieve justice for the world, we must better understand how God views it.
“There is more in us then we know if we could be made to see it; perhaps, for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less. -Kurt Hahn
As guardian of the moral and spiritual life of the community, the church cannot look with indifference at the glaring evils of social, economic and racial injustice. These evils Not only impact society here on earth, they also impact the Kingdom of God. There is an ongoing war between good and evil, God and Satan.
The Prophet Amos proclaimed God’s judgment upon his people for failing to live by God’s standards of justice and righteousness. Amos pleaded with God to relent his judgment and, in their place, God places a plumb line. A plumb line is a weight suspended from a string used as a vertical reference line to ensure a structure is centered.
The plumb line has bet set. God raised up a standard for His people. God’s plumb line “has a lot to do with the poor. It has a lot to do with righteousness that is living in right relationship with God and neighbor. It has a lot to do with justice.”
Join me and many others in the pursuit of God’s Kingdom justice!