My dear friend, this response is out of a raw-ness of where I am today. It is somewhat emotional, but not unwarranted, I think.
Thanks for this.(she included a blog entry) I have been praying about this meeting, about your purpose, about “mind-sets” that Mr. Blogger speaks of. Just because something makes a pastor uncomfortable doesn’t make it wrong. Nowhere in Scripture are we called to accept injustice in order to placate the uncomfortable. Upholding the standard of YHVH using vocal cords does not make you a gossiper or defiler. Sometimes the reality of evil must be laid out in full technicolor detail in order for it to be absorbed and felt and ultimately stopped. (see picture below) Scripture defines evil so that we can recognize it. What is “good”? Is it good to ignore the fact that hundreds of people a day are trafficked in the sex trade? How do you combat that without making known the details? Without sharing the horror and vileness of it? Without becoming the voice of the voiceless? Isn’t that what Yeshua did? He confronted the lies and the liars. Of course, with mercy, but we know that mercy without justice is not mercy at all. That only compounds the problem.
If those who have been victimized cannot ultimately speak to their perpetrators by way of standing up to the injustice and saying, “No more! Not to me and not to anyone else as long as I am able to share Yah’s power to heal and restore and rise above it to become all He has created!”, then what is there? Once the disciples were empowered by the Ruach, they each one in turn, declared the injustices done to themselves and others and demonstrated God’s power through them to make sure a line was drawn in the sand. I believe they even named names. Was this gossip? Let’s define the terms - Scripturally.
Your story needs to be heard along with the testimony of Yah’s power to heal and restore. My question is this? Unless the story is told, how does the ministry for healing come about? Initially, the graphic details must come out to those who have been called to “hear”. Later, it can be relayed in ways that tell the story less graphically, but still tell the story! You know as well as I do, that the years of stuffing did as much or more damage than the actual abuse. There are some who simply are not equipped to deal with such issues in the body and that is ok, but to establish protocol that says it has no place at all ever, is not ok. This is what I mean, when I say the body needs to recognize its own parts and be able to direct these issues to the part that has been put in place by Abba, Himself, for this purpose. Why is this not being done? Are we so involved in our own little kingdoms that we won't recognize the extent and diversity of the body of Messiah by recommending or directing hurting people to the ones who are able to help? Outside our little domain?
As we move through the prophesied times of the end, we are going to encounter evil on an exponential level. We are told that unless we face injustice and unrighteousness head on and declare the Word of Yah against it, the only place for us in the world to come is outside the Kingdom of YHVH. I guess we need to understand what this looks like. Father, instruct us to become Your voice, Your hands and feet, Your heart and Spirit in a wicked and perverse world!
Only the power of Yah is effective against such evil. We are called to stand, to post the pictures, to describe the wickedness, and to find out what YHVH is calling us to do. I do not believe shutting the doors of the synagogue and pretending it did not happen because it is uncomfortable to view or know is the answer. It is a reality that is incomprehensible to some, but it is still reality.