God sent his only Son. He loved us. He so loved us that he sent his only Son. He gave his only Son so that all the “whosoevers” that believe in Him would not perish but have everlasting life. And when we become a “whosoever,” we sign up to tell other people.
I believe that one element of love is telling people the truth. This truth – There is no such thing as a changed life apart from a new heart and a new spirit. Being born again. Jesus is not a way, he is the way, the truth, the life. No one comes to the Father except through Him. And, I believe that God is raising up a bunch of bold women to tell people the truth.
If you really love people, this is what you are going to give them: not a pill, not a label, not a diagnosis, not an “Oh I feel so sorry for you because you’ve been sex trafficked.” We do feel sorry, but we don’t stay there. We don’t camp out with them around the horrible things they have been through. We say, “Let me tell you something girl, I know this is awful.” We walk through it with them but we say, “Guess what? Jesus came to seek and save that which is lost. He is able to save to the uttermost. There is nothing too hard for Him. The name of Jesus is above every name, and he bore the pain and the shame of everything that you have been through so that you can turn to him in your time of need and you can receive healing because he paid the price for your freedom, spirit, soul and body. Not just our sins forgiven, but he paid the price so that we can be made whole, spirit, soul and body. I Thessalonians 5:23 says, ‘I pray your whole spirit, soul and body be found complete at the coming of the Lord.’”
Truth is what brings change and transformation. Rescue is good, but we’ve got to take it to the next step and bring transformation. It’s not a place called Mercy Ministries that sets people free, it’s a God of mercy that sets people free. And it’s not about a place, it’s about knowing Him and having our hearts and minds transformed. This is the way it happens.