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God's daughter, Not Your slave








Scripture:

I Corinthians 7:21-23 NKJV


Were you called while a slave? Do not be concerned about it; but if you can be made free, rather use it. For he who is called in the Lord while a slave is the Lord’s freedman. Likewise he who is called while free is Christ’s slave. You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men.


Many men believe that women were put here merely for their enjoyment. Yet, God says in His Word that women are to be helpers for men. “Then the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper [p]suitable for him.” (Gen. 2:18, NASB) The woman was, therefore, created to help man do what God commanded him to do. God did not say, “I will make for him a slave to serve him.” The Holy Spirit is often referred to as our helper. “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.” (John 14:26, NKJV) For a woman to be called man’s helper by God was not God’s way of demeaning women.

Unfortunately, today girls (and boys) are often demeaned by men. In years gone by a woman was given to a man to be his wife by her father. Many claimed this to be demeaning because it implied the father owned his daughter. In truth, a young virgin was considered a thing of great worth and value. Today young girls are being kidnapped and forced to perform sexual acts merely for survival. These girls (and boys) are treated as valueless except for what they can be sold for, or for the acts they can be enslaved to perform. Sexuality was created by God as an expression of love and intimacy; however, there are those who have decided to use it as a means to satisfy their own selfish lust and cruel desires.

Millions have seen the movie The Sound of Freedom which allows the public to become aware of the travesty of the human sex trade. The movie portrays young girls and boys being kidnapped and sold for the “services” they can provide. In the film, many children are rescued and even returned to their loving parents and home. Unfortunately, the damage to the young person’s soul is not so easily repaired. Only God can repair the human soul. We know this to be true because “… if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV) From this scripture, we know that those who are in Christ are made new. Sadly, however, many of those whom the human sex trade has tarnished have not yet been told of the healing power of Jesus. As Christians, we must not only pray for these young people, but we must support those ministries that are focusing on reaching these young people with the Gospel. Perhaps some of us should even join in the work of these ministries. In the film The Sound of Freedom, the continual question is asked, “What if it were your daughter?” In truth, it could be. Evil has no favorites. Interestingly,

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center reports that traffickers are people who force, fraud or coerce people into performing work or sex acts against their will. Most often, in the United States, those people are either young girls or immigrants.

Here are 7 Christian groups whose mission is to fight human trafficking:[1]

1. Agape International Missions

2. Coatnet

3. Covenant House

4. Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking

5. Compassion 2 One

6. Joyce Meyers Ministries (Hand of Hope Ministry)

7. CBN Ministries

All these ministries can be found on the web, and donations can be easily made to assist in their efforts. Sex trafficking can be stopped if we all become aware and proactive.

I desire free pastoral counseling to be given to those affected by the evils of this crime against humanity. These victims need a place to heal physically, but please pray with me that there be places for the victims to receive personal prayer for inner healing and deliverance. God’s Children deserve to live in freedom.


Prayer:

Dear Lord,

That which you would have us do to help those who have been affected by the sex trafficking trade, please, lead us to do. Please quickly stop this horrific crime and bring to justice those involved.

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center offers a help hotline for anyone who either suspects human trafficking or victims looking for help. The phone number is 1-888-373-7888.





Bibliography

Ridder, Karen. Seven Christian Groups Working to End Human Trafficking. Newsmax.com. March 26, 2015. https://www.newsmax.com/FastFeatures/christians-human-trafficking-humanitarian-organizations/2015/1.






[1] Karen Ridder, “7 Christian Groups Working to End Human Trafficking,” Newsmax, March 26, 2015, https://www.newsmax.com/FastFeatures/christians-human-trafficking-humanitarian-organizations/2015/1.

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