To turn aside the justice due a man
Before the face of the Most High,
Or subvert a man in his cause—
The Lord does not approve. Lamentations 3: 35-36 (NKJV)
4Therefore the law is ignored
And justice is never upheld.
For the wicked surround the righteous;
Therefore justice comes out perverted. Habakkuk 1:4 (NASB)
Justice is perverted! For that reason we are seeing a wave of protests in our country over the last couple of years. There has been the rise of Black Lives Matter Movement, the Women’s March, #MeToo Movement and the March for Our Lives. There is a cry for justice. This cry is being heard by God.
As Christians we often focus on one leader or a nation to gauge the next move of God. Yet what we are witnessing is God awakening the hearts of the people. They are crying out for Him whether they realize it or not. God is justice. Justice describes the very nature of God. God’s throne is established on righteousness and justice.
The push back these movements are experiencing are rooted in fear and hate. Some would argue the protests are rooted in hatred but they are not. Those who oppose the movements do not realize that what they are opposing are justice and God. You oppose justice, you oppose God.
In the church we have heard about the next Great Awakening and it is prophesied that we will see the greatest soul harvest in the history of the church. That is what is happening in these movements. People are not only asking for justice but they seek compassion, love, understanding and they despise all the hate and unrighteousness that is taking place. People are getting away with murder and they are literally pleading for their lives, asking to be saved. It is time we listen.
Will our government listen? Will they find justice in our society? Many doubt they will, but I believe that God is setting the stage for Justice to be served. “Many seek the ruler’s favor, but Justice for man comes from the Lord,” Proverbs 29:26. People will get their justice and their souls will be saved as well. It is God’s desire that everyone will come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Jesus also said that no one can come to Him unless prompted by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is at work exposing sin, convicting the world of sin and drawing people to God.
There is also unity in these movements. Even though each group is addressing a different issue in our society, their request is the same. They are united by their search for justice, equality, peace, safety, love and hope. God is listening. Great things will be accomplished through unity. Is the church paying attention?
We can no longer be silent from the immorality and the injustice we see. We must turn to God and pray that Justice and righteousness will be established in the earth as in heaven. We must also see the harvest is ready and the people are crying for the sons and daughters of God to be revealed.
Do you not say, 'There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest'? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest. John 4:35