According to the FBI
- The average age at which girls first become victims of prostitution is 12 to 14. It is not only the girls on the streets who are affected; boys and transgender youth enter into prostitution between the ages of 11 and 13 on average
According to The Covering House
- Approximately 300,000 children are at risk of being prostituted in the United States. (U.S. Department of Justice)
- A pimp can make $150,000-$200,000 per child each year and the average pimp has 4 to 6 girls. (U.S. Justice Department, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)
- The average victim may be forced to have sex up to 20-48 times a day.(Polaris Project)
According to Abolition Media (Internationally)
- 27 million people are involved in modern-day slavery across the world
- 32 billion – Total yearly profits generated by the human trafficking industry
- An estimated 1.2 million children are trafficked each year
Last night I finally gave into two separate, but like callings from God. Every couple moths for the past year or so I have been compelled to speak out against the Sex Trade, and advocate those groups attempting to put an end to it, and rescue the victims of it.
A couple of weeks ago I found a song that talks about how we, as Christians, are called to harvest the Earth for God. To sow, and reap. And how it is now time to start harvest because The Master is coming soon. In essence its a call to action hidden in a catchy song, but it’s one that won’t soon depart any authentic Christians mind.
The song is The Harvester – Brandon Heath.
It’s time to wake up America!!
AS CHRISTIANS WE ARE CALLED TO FIGHT THE INJUSTICES IN THE WORLD!
For all the ways God has blessed us how can we sit on the sidelines while others around the world, and EVEN IN OUR COUNTRY are getting their freedoms taken away by either poverty, or by others selling them as if they (HUMAN BEINGS CREATED IN GODS IMAGE) are mere cattle.
“14 What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? 17 So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. 18 But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.19 You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder! 20 Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar?” James 2:14-21
It’s not just faith that saves us! SAVING FAITH PRODUCES WORKS NATURALLY!!! It’s a cause and effect relationship. Why would God save us if He knew we sat around and watch our BROTHERS AND SISTER being forsaken?
Last year I had the honor of meet a couple of amazing men from a group called Destiny Rescue. They are committed to fighting Child Trafficking, Slavery, and Sexual Exploitation all over the world. They speak out against, work with governments agencies, and even go in a actively rescue victims out of the situations they find themselves in.
They are just one group out of many that are created to fight this injustice. But without support and help ultimately these agencies will never succeed.
As far as I’m concerned only God has any right to not care. But HE DOES CARE! Do YOU?
As a Christian YOU are commanded to be a light in the world, to live as Jesus did, to fight for equality, and to speak for those who can’t. Are you? Are you being a voice for the millions that are stuck in any of the injustices in the world? Or are you sitting at your desk, in a heated house, wearing new clothes, surrounded by a loving family without any worries about those down the road who don’t have any of that?
Psalms 82:3 “Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.“
Micah 6:8 “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God”
Matthew 7:12 “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you“
Luke 10:30-37 “In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”
James 1:27 “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”
1 John 3:17-18 “If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”