Justice for All

Should I give up my rights to freedom so you can keep your rights?

Should I relinquish my morals and convictions

because they’re an offense to you?

Should I forfeit what I believe

to make you comfortable in what you believe?

Should I be silent to give you a voice?

Should I be bound while you are free?

Should I lose my identity so you can keep yours ?

Should I shrink so you can grow?

Should I become miserable to make you happy?

Should I only listen and never be heard?

Should I die so you can live?

Where is the equality?

Where is the liberty and justice for all?

Stand for Right

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We’re in a time when the spirit of perversion is running rampant and in full force on every level. People are confused about their identities, right seems wrong and wrong seems right. Some call evil good and what’s good some call evil.

Truth is considered fake and fake considered truth. Good deeds are misconstrued as something else and trickery well-spoken of. Words of encouragement are twisted and confused but words of foolishness and folly often praised.

It seems the more you seek to get an understanding the more you are misunderstood and ridiculed.

Some in the household of faith are converting to worldliness instead of encouraging others in the world to conform to the ways of the gospel. Holiness is exchanged for hell and hell for holiness.

We’re replacing praising for dancing and dancing for praising. The weapons of warfare are compromised for peace offerings so others will feel better instead of convicted.

The pure in heart desiring to do right are shunned and ostracized and those doing evil deeds  gather followers.

We’re in a time when you’re considered popular by the number of followers or likes on social media you receive instead of how many you encourage to follow you as you follow Christ.

We will follow a solar eclipse with amazement but challenge the possibility of miracles, signs, and wonders. We will witness acts of nature with reverence and respect, but we will dismiss the possibility of a sovereign power higher than ourselves with disdain.

We choose to hate on others instead of loving on them. We often administer words to wound rather than heal.

Things we can’t do a thing about, we talk about instead of pray about it.

There will come a day of judgement for all our deeds. Justice will prevail over evil, evil will be exposed and brought to light. We all will be accountable for our actions.

So, if you are doing right, keep doing right. If you are doing wrong get right. Despite these signs of the time, right is still right, and wrong is still wrong. Don’t get weary in well-doing, fret not yourselves over evil doers, nor be envious because their work of iniquity will seem to prosper.

Be strong, be courageous. In due season, you shall reap if you faint not. The Lord will compensate for any wrong suffered doing His work. Vengeance is mine sayeth the Lord. Be strong and courageous. There is a great reward for the righteous.

**I normally do not try to spiritualize my posts because I realize there are viewers from different walks of life and faith.  Only the Holy spirit can convict and deal with the hearts of man. I can only serve as a witness and spread the good news. I choose to use this venue in a creative manner which include practical truths of the gospel. However, with the things going on in this world and society, we must stand for right and not bury our heads in the sand as though wrong does not exist and truth is no longer necessary.

Liberty and Justice for All

Liberty and Justice for All
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WE ALL WANT OUR LIBERATION.

YET, SOME HAVE TO FIGHT FOR THEIR EQUALITY.

WHY SHOULD SOME HAVE TO FIGHT

FOR THEIR RIGHTS TO BE FREE

WHEN THIS WORLD WAS CREATED

EQUAL FOR ALL TO BE FREE?

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ARE WE LIVING IN A WORLD CREATED BY MAN?

IF SO, WITH ALL HIS CREATIVE BRILLIANCE,

WHY WOULD MAN CREATE HIS WORLD

TO INCLUDE THOSE HE WANTED

TO HAVE NO PART OF IT?

WAS MAN GIVEN THE RIGHTS TO LORD OVER OTHERS?

OR, IS THESE WHY THINGS ARE SUCH A MESS?

WHAT A SHAME, SINCE WE’RE ALL CREATED OUT OF THE

SAME EARTH.

SO, WHO IS MAN TO HAVE CLAIM OVER IT?

THERE ARE POISONOUS WASTES IN OUR GULF STREAMS.

THIS WASTE POLLUTES OUR OCEANS,

AND THEY THREATEN OUR SEAS.

YES, CONTAMINATED WATER

IS A SOCIETAL DISGRACE,

BUT, WE’RE NO BETTER THAN THE WASTE

THAT WE ALLOW TO POLLUTE OTHERS

WHEN WE ALLOW PRIDE, BIGOTRY, AND HATRED,

IN OUR HEARTS AGAINST OTHERS.

WE LET THESE POISONS RAGE SAVAGELY

THROUGHOUT OUR SOUL,

AND THEN WE ALLOW THEM TO CONTAMINATE OUR BEING.

THEN, THE STENCH FROM THEM ARE ALLOWED TO

SPILL ALL OVER THIS WORLD.

WHEN WE BICKER BECAUSE OF DIFFERENCES

IN RACE, SEX, AND CREED,

WHERE IS MAN TO PUT THESE THINGS IN CHECK?

WHO SHOULD WE THANK?

IS IT MAN?

BETTER YET,

WHO SHOULD WE BLAME FOR ALL OUR MESS?

IS IT MAN?

IS IT THE SAME MAN WHO THINKS HE IS BETTER THAN OTHERS?

THE MAN WHO THINKS HE RULES THIS WORLD?

THEN, MAN, IF YOU’RE LISTENING, YOU SHOULD GIVE US A BREAK?

WHILE MAN IS BUSY FIGHTING OVER TRIVIAL MATTERS

AND FIGHTING TO BE A SOMEBODY,

OUR CHILDREN ARE CRYING TO BE NOTICED,

BUT, TOO MANY ARE DYING UNNOTICED.

SOME ARE DYING AT THE HANDS

OF THOSE WHO SHOULD PROTECT THEM.

MANY OF OUR CHILDREN ARE NOT ALLOWED

TO HAVE A DECENT CHILDHOOD

BECAUSE THEIR INNOCENCE WAS STOLEN

BY COWARDLY, AND DESPICABLE, ACTS OF TERROR.

OFTEN THESE ACTS ARE BY

THE FRIENDLY HANDS THEY KNEW,

IN SOME CASES, THEY’RE THE HANDS

THAT SHOULD HAVE HELD THEM CLOSE

AND MADE THEM FEEL SECURE.

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ARE WE EVER  GOING TO GET THINGS RIGHT?

ARE WE EVER GIVING UP ALL

THE BICKERING AND PETTY FIGHTS?

WILL THIS WORLD REVOLVE

AROUND UNITY AND PEACE?

 

WE WILL NEED TO WAIT FOR ANOTHER LIFE

BEFORE WE TURN THIS WHOLE WORLD AROUND?

SOON THIS WORLD WON’T BE A BETTER PLACE,

UNLESS EACH ONE OF US MAKE AN EFFORT

TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT.

LET’S LIVE UP TO THE PRINCIPLES

THAT WE PIOUSLY SING ABOUT,

IN THIS PRESENT LIFETIME,

THIS PLACE IS NOT GOING TO BE

HEAVEN ON EARTH, BUT

CAN WE JUST HAVE SOME LIBERTY

AND JUSTICE FOR ALL?

IF WE CAN’T DO IT FOR OURSELVES,

CAN WE DO IT FOR THE CHILDREN?

 

Until Then – Dr. Martin L. King, Jr

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(Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., eloquently addressed the issues of race, equality, and unity.  Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream Speech” is a road map to ensuring Liberty and Justice for All.  The following are excerpts from Dr. King’s famous speech. His speech attest to the truth- until all is free none is free.)

This will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with a new meaning, “My country, ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing.  Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim’s pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring.”

And if America is to be a great nation this must become true So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire.  Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York.  Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!

Let freedom ring frorm the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!

Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California!

But not only that: let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!

Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!

Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi.  From every

mountainside, let freedom ring.”

And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”

(UNTIL THEN, the Dream for PEACE, LOVE, and HARMONY is incomplete and does not equal UNITY )

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