David Jay
Jordan's                                                 
To be a man, you have to speak up when others are being abused and get between the abusive violent ones and the abused. You
can't pretend you didn't see the abuse or the rape of the innocent, whether they be children, women, or anyone.

 But to show this better, allow me to repost a segment from the early life of the prophet DANIEL. And suggest that he became such
a powerful and dynamic prophet of the Lord because when young, he was brave. For in the
Book of Susanna Daniel courageously
stepped forward and defended 'Susanna' a beautiful woman who two elders tried to intimidate into sexual intercourse. And when
their perfidity wasn't accomplished because of Susanna's bravery in refusing their advances, then they tried to falsely accuse her
with a death sentence accusation.

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(42)Then Susanna cried out with a loud voice, and said, O everlasting God, that knowest the secrets, and
knowest all things before they be:
[43] Thou knowest that they have borne false witness against me, and, behold, I must die; whereas I never
did such things as these men have maliciously invented against me.
[44] And the Lord heard her voice.
[45] Therefore when she was led to be put to death, the Lord raised up the holy spirit of a young youth
whose name was Daniel:
[46] Who cried with a loud voice, I am clear from the blood of this woman.
[47] Then all the people turned them toward him, and said, What mean these words that thou hast spoken?
[48] So he standing in the midst of them said, Are ye such fools, ye sons of Israel, that without
examination or knowledge of the truth ye have condemned a daughter of Israel?
[49] Return again to the place of judgment: for they have borne false witness against her.
[50] Wherefore all the people turned again in haste, and the elders said unto him, Come, sit down among us,
and shew it us, seeing God hath given thee the honour of an elder.
[51] Then said Daniel unto them, Put these two aside one far from another, and I will examine them.

 For we have to search out the truth, and speak it irregardless of who it effects, if we are to protect the innocent and the weak. For
without Daniels' brave intercession, Susanna would have been killed. Because all the Lord's true prophets have had to be brave
enough to just say what had to be said irregardless... They had to give what the Lord gave before the Lord could trust them enough
.... to give them even more...... Notice what the prophet Jeremiah said...

Jer 20:8 For since I spake, I cried out, I cried
violence and spoil; because the word of the LORD was
made a reproach unto me, and a derision, daily.
Jer 20:9 Then I said, I will not make mention of him,
nor speak any more in his name. But [his word] was in
mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and
I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.
Jer 20:10 For I heard the defaming of many, fear on
every side. Report, say they, and we will report it.
All my familiars watched for my halting, saying,
Peradventure he will be enticed, and we shall prevail
against him, and we shall take our revenge on him
.

For we are suppose to be real enough to know what is really happenning in the world and around us, and not to become so
spiritual and holier than thou, that we pretend that we are fasting and praying when the Lord says... And this fire within us, this
word within us has to come out, we can NOT forbear or 'stay' it.

Isaiah 56: 5 Is it such a fast that I have chosen?
a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow
down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth
and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and
an acceptable day to the LORD?
Isa 58:6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen?
to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy
burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye
break every yoke?

Because we are suppose to fight for the weak and the frail and those that can't protect themselves.

Psa 82:3 Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.
Psa 82:4 Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.

 This the prophet Daniel did, as did the other prophets, and other great men and women of God. For like Martin Luther, all must
take this stand alone, whether God defends them or not. All of us must learn bravery and courage.

Here I stand by the Grace of God, I can do no other if
God defends me I shall be defended if He doesn't here
I stand. Its the stand that counts and HERE I stand

Psa 94:14 For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance.
Psa 94:15 But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it.
Psa 94:16 Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will STAND UP for me against the
workers of iniquity?

IMO

David
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