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Change is Here to Stay | Balancing the Scales of Justice

Change is Here to Stay, Balancing the Scales of Justice
Mixed Media Art by Megan Joy Chapman. Acrylic Paint, Glass Bead, Mica Flake, and Coins on Canvas

I’ve heard it said that change is the currency of heaven and that constant change is here to stay. The Greek word for repentance, metanoeó, means to change one’s mind or purpose as the result of after knowledge—a transformative change of heart regarding spiritual conversion. We are living in a time where significant change, good and evil, is taking place rapidly. We must be anchored in the right spirit to discern the godly change God is calling forth, so that we can inherit the peace and prosperity He desires for us.

Balancing the Scales of Justice

On May 20, 2020 I had a dream where I saw the nations of the world, like a map, hanging on a balance. A trash bag filled with money hung over the nations and tipped the scale. Whenever the “dirty money” moved to a particular place on the map (beginning on the east coast of the United States) another location on the map would somehow be balanced. I saw red laser beams pinpointing every area where the trash bag of money would land and each time it did, it continued to balance the scale.

The Bible says that the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. Money isn’t evil but greed is. Greed is self-seeking and never satisfied. So, if the love of money opens doors to evil, then the desire for riches (for personal gain and power) must be behind the corruptions and atrocities of the world. Although there are many, here are just two that weigh heavy on my heart:

Human Trafficking: According to facts listed on AbbaHouseFoundation.org “Trafficking in human beings is now the third-largest money making venture in the world, after illegal weapons and drugs. In fact, the United Nations estimates that the trade nets organized crime more than $12 billion a year” (Victor Malarek The Natashas: Inside the New Global Sex Trade). According to a CIA report, 700,000 to 2 million women and children worldwide are victimized by traffickers each year. The UN estimates that around 4 million people a year are now traded against their will to work in some form of slavery. As many as 50,000 women and children from Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe are brought to the U.S. under false pretenses each year and forced to work as prostitutes, abused laborers or servants (Joel Brinkley NYT citing CIA report). *Children, no more than 7-years-old, are sold for sex.

Abortion: Planned Parenthood reports getting more than 600 million dollars a year from the federal government. According to LifeNews.com in a 2019 report- “In America, just under 1 million babies are aborted every year and remains the leading cause of death in the United States. Every 30 seconds in America, an innocent preborn child loses his or her life to abortion. Planned Parenthood leaders admit under oath to harvesting body parts from babies born alive. Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR) admits to selling aborted baby body parts to researchers whose projects are funded by U.S. taxpayers.”

According to TheHill.com “Planned Parenthood will spend $45 million on the 2020 elections, the nonprofit’s biggest electoral expenditure in its history, according to CBS News. The money will go toward the presidential election as well as congressional and state House races, according to Planned Parenthood Votes Executive Director Jenny Lawson, who told CBS, “The stakes have never been higher.”

Friends, according to these facts alone, our world needs a massive heart change. We cannot turn a blind eye.

A Call to Persevere and Pray

Change is Here to Stay, Balancing the Scales of Justice

Believers, don’t give up! Our world is literally hanging on a balance. We were created for this time in history to be God’s vessels of hope and change—lights to the world. This is what we’ve been training for, so lift up your prayers of faith and be courageous! As we pray heaven down to earth, hearts and minds will awaken and godly change will manifest. Truth and transparency is coming to our nation and ultimately the nations of the world. Let’s activate our weapons of prayer and pray that deep roots of corruption are exposed and justice will prevail to the glory of God the Father.

So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.

 “For in just a little while,
    the Coming One will come and not delay.
And my righteous ones will live by faith.
    But I will take no pleasure in anyone who turns away.”

But we are not like those who turn away from God to their own destruction. We are the faithful ones, whose souls will be saved. –HEBREWS 10:35-39

What Must I Do to Be Forgiven and Spend Eternity in Heaven?

“The time promised by God has come at last!” he announced. “The Kingdom of God is near! Repent of your sins and believe the Good News!” –MARK 1:15

If you’ve never placed your faith in Jesus for the forgiveness of sins, and would like to know what it means to have personal relationship with Him through the Holy Spirit, consider praying this simple prayer:

Father God, I admit I’ve sinned against You. I’m sorry for the things I’ve done wrong and want to change. I believe that when Your Son Jesus died on the cross, He took the punishment for my sin. But He didn’t stay dead. He rose from the dead and is now seated in glory at Your right hand. Jesus, please come into my heart and be Lord of my life. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit so that I can receive this free gift of salvation and spend eternity with You in Heaven. Amen!

If you prayed that prayer, congratulations! You’ve been adopted into the family of God. You are no longer under any condemnation. Your life is now sealed in Christ and you have an inheritance that will last forever.

If you would like prayer please contact me. If you are pregnant (in Kona, Hawaii) and unsure what to do, or need abortion recovery counseling, contact The Pregnancy Center.

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