Know Your Rights!

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Three days ago, a man from Naples, Florida, was arrested after beating up his 5-month-old puppy to death. Yes I said puppy. Last month, I also came a cross an article of a man in Idaho facing animal cruelty charges. It got me thinking, animal rights are a big thing. People out here are protesting so that animals rights across the world are respected.

Then we have human rights; the right to life, the right to good health, the right to education, the right to food… the list is way to long to fit here. I have seen people day in and out fight for their rights, and defend their freedom. Some have gone to extremes so that they can be heard, some live and breathe human rights, others are experts in laws that protect these rights. Its a big thing right? worth fighting for, or else humans will lose their dignity and freedom. Many people know their rights, and of course the rights of the animals they keep.

Today I would like to introduce you to another list of rights. Rights that we don’t have to fight for; they are freely given to citizens of heaven. Those who believe in Jesus, (John 3:16) We don’t have to protest for them, we don’t have to pay lawyers, no. Jesus paid for us to enjoy these rights. He paid with His life. Child of God, do you know your rights? Here are a few; you have the right to live forever, you have the right to ask for anything in Jesus’ Name, you have the right to peace and prosperity, you have the right to stay connected to the creator of the heavens… again, the list is too long to fit here. These are not just rights but privileges.

People are risking their lives fighting for animal and human rights because they are important to them. Your rights as a child of God should be important to you. Do you know your rights? Are you reading about them and practicing them? Do you even notice when your rights are infringed? May this be a wake up call to you, you are not orphaned, your father in heaven is all powerful and strong. Just because you are His child, you are entitled to so much! Now act like it. With your head lifted high.

“Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God” John 1:12


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