O LORD, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not hear? Or cry to you “Violence!” and you will not save? Habakkuk 1:2 (ESV) 

  • Every day we see reports of murders, assaults and suicide bombings. 
  • Every day we read reports of the world’s fastest growing industry, the abduction of women and children for sexual slavery. 
  • Millions are bullied and drugged while men line up to rape the victims over and over again.

If a woman is attacked in her home, we see it on the TV news but in every city there are brothels, prisons where serial rape is a daily business.

  • So does God hear our prayers? 
  • Was Habakkuk right when he thought God was not listening?

Nearly ten years ago I installed equipment to watch Christian TV channels broadcast free via satellites.

  • I was inspired by some programmes but one thing grieved me. I saw excellent ministries campaigning against abortion (and who could disagree with that) but I saw only a few reports of human trafficking and forced prostitution. 

I was upset. 

Why so much indignation about the killing of unborn babies but so little fuss about millions of girls being kidnapped and raped all the time?

Think about it. How many abortions must there be in the sexual slavery business? How many? 

  • Terrible as abortion is, I reasoned that the murdered unborn babies must go to heaven but the girls who are kidnapped and routinely raped will go to hell if we do not reach them with the Good News of Jesus.

My wise wife told me to stop fretting and start praying. I cried out to God.

I cried to God that He would raise up Christian leaders who would fight just as hard for sexual slaves as they do for the rights of the unborn. 

Several years later, I saw my prayers beginning to be answered.
Famous preachers like Cindy Jacobs and Joyce Meyer are fighting hard to save women forced into prostitution by force or by poverty.

  • If you don’t agree with women preaching, read my last blog and think again. 


  • We desperately need wonderful anointed preachers like Joyce Meyer and Cindy Jacobs.

I also thank God, that God TV channel is actively campaigning on this issue.

One of the key concepts in the Bible is RIGHTEOUSNESS.
All of us are sinful and therefore UN-righteous. We need the forgiveness of God.

For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:21 (NKJV) 

The Living Bible makes the meaning very clear.

For God took the sinless Christ and poured into him our sins. Then, in exchange, he poured God’s goodness into us! 
2 Corinthians 5:21 (TLB) 

But in God’s mind, there is no RIGHTEOUSNESS without JUSTICE.

  • In Hebrew, Greek, French, German, Italian and Spanish the word RIGHTEOUSNESS also includes the meaning of JUSTICE. 
    • In English these are two different words.
  • God loves RIGHTEOUSNESS, which we often think of as moral and spiritual virtue.
  • God also demands JUSTICE. We must do something to help victims of violence, cruelty and oppression.

Jesus preached in His hometown and announced His manifesto.

“The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; 

  • He has sent Me to heal the broken-hearted, 
  • To proclaim liberty to the captives 
  • And recovery of sight to the blind, 
  • To set at liberty those who are oppressed; 

To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD.” Luke 4:18-19 (NKJV) 

Jesus announced the year of the Jubilee. 

  • Every 50 years in Israel, all slaves had to be released.

I believe God is saying again: NOW IS THE TIME.

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