“Behold, My Servant, whom I uphold; My chosen one in whom My soul delights. I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the nations. Isaiah 42:1 NASB
My stance on biblical justice in society has its roots, not in politics, Democrat or Republican, not in being a liberal or a conservative, but in Isaiah 42:1, and it emanates from the Spirit of God being poured on servants of God.
According to Isaiah 42:1 Justice begins with the Spirit of God being poured upon the Servant of God (Yeshua Hamishiach, Jesus the Messiah) to bring Justice to all nations, which basically means Justice for all. The word “nations” is the Hebrew word “ethnos”, which is where we get the word ethnicity. This means the justice of Jesus is synonymous with justice for all races, not just a few privileged or underprivileged groups.
This is significant that Justice must be Justice for all, because the release of the spirit upon servants of God to bring forth justice for all (Isa. 42:1) requires UNITY. The JUSTICE OF JESUS CANNOT BE RELEASED FROM A DIVIDED, BITTER, UNFORGIVING HEART.
Both in Psalm 133 and in Acts 2:1 when they were in one accord on the day of Pentecost, the Unity of people groups coming together to seek God were necessary for the release of the blessing of the Spirit of God to release the Justice of God.
Psalm 133:1-3 says, How Good and pleasant it is for Brethren to dwell together in Unity…It’s like the oil (anointing) upon the head of Aaron (priestly intercessory prayer)…it’s like the dew of Hermon coming down upon the mountains of Zion…FOR THERE THE LORD COMMANDED THE BLESSING, EVEN LIFE FOREVER.
The release of the Spirit of the Lord for Justice comes from unity and releases the blessing of the Life of God into humanity.
For this reason I believe any Justice initiative that comes from the Spirit of God should begin with the LIFE of the unborn.
Now, I know social Justice in society does not readily include the issue of abortion and the life of the unborn, however my approach to biblical justice has a starting point….and it begins with the outlawing of indiscriminate government sponsored abortion on demand (Prov 6:16-17), and it also includes stomping out government based, religious based racism (Acts 10:35-38), which is coincidently the root and foundation of the abortion industry’s main provider of abortion – planned parenthood. Justice from the Spirit of God also includes helping the poor (Luke 4:18), ending unjust scales and balances (Prov 11:1) for both, producing and maintaining wealth & prosperity and unjust scales for punishments for criminality in society (mass incarceration), as well as immigration reform (Gen. 16,17).
However, abortion is where it begins with me. And it is rooted in both spiritual and personal reasons. I believe the Life of the unborn is where Justice begins biblically because Jesus said, I AM COME THAT YOU MAY HAVE LIFE.
Defending Life, both in the womb and outside the womb is spiritual because it’s one of the ten commandments in Exodus 20 concerning not murdering, as well as, one of the six things God hates….the shedding of innocent blood in Prov 6:16,17, which eventually brings the judgment of God on any nation.
In addition to this, whenever there was government sponsored abortions in scripture, in Egypt in Exodus 1and in Israel in Matthew 2, it was because the leaders of those governments, Pharoah and Herod, were trying to stop a deliverer from being born (Moses & Jesus).
I believe over 40 million babies being aborted since 1973, six years after Jerusalem was restored back into Jewish hands in 1967, is prophetically significant. Jerusalem needed to be returned to God’s firstborn son, national Israel, because Jerusalem is where Jesus is coming back to, and Jesus tied His return to national Israel’s leaders, both political and religious, inviting Him back, when He said, “YOU (Political, and Religious leaders) will NOT see me again until you say, BLESSED IS HE THAT COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD (Matt 23:39). And six years after Jerusalem is returned back into the hands of Israel, mass kiilings of unborn babies in the womb began, as in Egypt before Moses, and in Israel before Jesus first coming.
I don’t believe This is a coincidence. I believe abortion is less a political, conservative vs liberal issue, tied to conservativism and more a spiritual justice issue connected to the coming of the Lord, and the forces of darkness attempting to abort the generation of the Lords Return.
THE ABORTION OF MILLIONS OF BLACK BABIES.
Secondly, its also been a personal issue of justice for the unborn for me, every since I found out 20 years ago that Margaret Sanger, the founder of planned parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the country, was founded with the purpose of killing blacks and other undesirable children. Going so far as to persuade African-American pastors to promote their sinister plot to abort our race from our own pulpits. So yes, I’m unapologetically against abortion, Firstly, as a man of God and secondly as an African-American.
This issue has never been a liberal, conservative, Democrat, or Republican issue with me. Ive never sided with a party because of the skin color, behavior or political rhetoric of the candidate. But my vote has always gone to the justice issues and reformation needed in society from what creation was groaning for, and with whichever candidate sided with my biblical justice initiatives in the order God had highlighted to me, beginning with LIFE.
It has grieved me to see the issues of justice trumpeted by those that omit LIFE and the shedding of innocent blood from their platform because it may associate them with a man or political party they may wish to distance themselves from. One such so-called biblical justice initiative group I came across states they’re neither Democrat nor Republican in their focus of justice but they don’t include the justice of the life of unborn babies killed in the wombs, but rather emphasize caring for the born as their priority.
Recently while reading their statement of Justice initiatives listed on their site I couldn’t help but wonder how they could be anything but Democrat and liberal leaning in their justice focus. Their site said this;
As Kingdom citizens, we’re not called to be Republicans or Democrats. We’re called to be biblical. As a coalition, we do not engage politically based on a party, or candidate. Our activism is issue based and seeks to provide adjustments to current legislation, ideas for new legislation, and opposition to unjust legislation.
Then they listed their justice initiatives in the below order, omitting justice for the life of the unborn killed indiscriminately in the womb.
o Economic Integrity
o Gun violence
o Immigrant Justice
o Mass incarceration
o Voting Rights/Democracy
This list immediately told me this Christian organization for Justice was a liberal leaning Democrat promoting justice vehicle for social change. And while the focus of these justice intiatives listed above is their prerogative, dont pretend to be a bi-partisan justice movement, while excluding the justice for those that have no voice in their mothers womb.
The Justice of Jesus detailed in Isaiah’s prophecy in 42:1 is initiated by the Spirit being poured forth for Justice to ALL, and it begins, not with the poor or underprivileged, underdeveloped people groups in society, but with the LIFE of the unborn killed indiscriminately in the womb.
With the imminent return of Israel’s Messiah and the redemption of the whole world on the horizon let’s not be deceived by a political party line expression of Christianity or by the divisiveness of media or race-based politics. Let’s prepare for His return by praying for HIS Justice along with HIS worldwide biblical Justice movement, that will culminate with His return to Jerusalem to set up His kingdom of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost.