I have been to megachurches that have campuses so large that they have gyms for members. But they also have huge humanitarian programs.
Pastor Matthew Barnett runs the Los Angeles Dream Center. It has five hundred thousand square feet right by Dodger Stadium. These Christians feed the homeless and take care of the poor. They even paint people’s houses for free, just because they want to serve them. They distribute food and female products in poor communities that don’t have the money to buy these things. Their ministry creates community, and they pour a lot of money and effort into the injustices they encounter in this country and in the world.
His father, Pastor Tommy Barnett, runs the Phoenix Dream Center out of the Phoenix First Assembly of God, same deal.
Love has become “feminized,” and by that I mean that when you talk about love, a lot of people will say you’re soft. But love is what is going to save people. Loving them.
Think of a person who has a mental illness. Probably the best healing resource is just to love on them. They still need other sources of help, but just to love on that person instead of shunning them is going to help them more than anything else.
What’s the response to a person that doesn’t have water? Love on them! Get them water. Show them that you love them. Help provide a resource they should have.
There are a lot of things that God has showed me that are not good. Sex slavery is a terrible thing. It’s the devil’s way of perverting love. Sexuality is showing love in a pure way, a beautiful way. And we’ve created evil with it.
And He’s showing me ways to help out. How can I help a person trapped in the sex slave industry? Love on them by rescuing them.
God is showing us that He sees what’s wrong. And if He sees it, then He’s going to give you an understanding of how to fix it. I really, truly believe that.
What’s the sign that God sees what is wrong and is showing us? Look all the people willing to fight against it! He spoke about it in scripture, and He’s speaking to people now about it. He’s opened my eyes to a whole new area of humanity, to all these people who are so unselfish. They know that love saves people.