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Justice Is So Spiritual!
By on September 24th, 2010

“Nice smiles, fluffy sofas, and a weekly church service will not remove years of pain, rejection, shame, depression, self-hate, anxiety and the orphan spirit that plagues each one.”

I’d like to introduce you to Ariel Williams. She is an intercessory missionary with IHOP-KC and in the Justice Fellowship here at OJC and has given herself to seeing true justice on behalf of the orphan. Her leadership in communicating God’s heart for justice is apparent in her writing as well as in her willing heart as she serves and equips foster and adopted children each week.

I could go on, but I’ll let her writing speak for itself. You can read Ariel’s other posts at http://breathoflife44.wordpress.com/.

Justice Is So Spiritual!
by Ariel Williams

Here is a drawing called “Ai Aika” from Jasmine (Age 17, from Richmond, VA) who writes

“I feel like an angel chained down with ribbons of regret. Regret about losing my house, finding happiness in my life, blaming myself for my mom’s drug problem. Dealing with Depression, Suicide, Isolation, Cutting, and Loneliness. I am crying because I want to be free from these things.“

Justice is so spiritual!

In researching VA Foster Care, I discovered a book of artwork created by children in the foster care system. The artwork reveals how much the battle for these children’s lives is not “against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in heavenly places” (Eph 6:12). These children need Jesus!

Whether or not they have a roof over their heads and even a caring family is not what will change their status from “orphan” to “adopted.” Even if multitudes of willing, caring Christians could rush in and adopt them, they would remain locked away in prisons of spiritual darkness. Nice smiles, fluffy sofas, and a weekly church service will not remove years of pain, rejection, shame, depression, self-hate, anxiety and the orphan spirit that plagues each one. Unless they receive an intimate, dynamic encounter of relationship and adoption with their Father in Heaven, they will not experience true adoption, justice, and freedom.

This is why radical justice must be combined with radical prayer and fasting.

This is why there is a need for the people who are bringing these ones into their home, to be a people who will cry out on their behalf day and night, for God to come and do what only He can do.

This is why justice cannot happen apart from Jesus.

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