Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery and affects both foreigners and American citizens. It is defined as the recruitment, harboring, transportation, providing or obtaining of a person by means of force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of a commercial sex act or labor services.
Trafficked persons usually suffer torture tactics including sexual abuse, imprisonment and starvation. Trafficking often involves elements of other crimes, including forcible rape, kidnapping, false imprisonment, and violations of labor and immigration codes. Human trafficking continues to be the second largest criminal industry in the world, after the weapon and drug trades. The global demand for sex and labor services provides a lucrative business for individuals as well as organized crime units. Women and children remain the most vulnerable victims.
The internal or “domestic” component of human trafficking is much larger than the international one. Nationally, more than 200,000 American children are at risk for being lured into sex trafficking each year. Sex trafficking is the largest form of domestic human trafficking. Traffickers coerce women and children to enter the commercial sex industry through the use of a variety of recruitment and control mechanisms. Victims are often recruited to work in strip clubs, and to prostitute on the streets, for escort services, and in brothels. Vulnerable youth, such as runaway and homeless children, are particularly at risk for being targeted by pimps. The average age of entry into prostitution in the United States is 12-14 years old.
The Lord says, “The women of Zion are haughty, walking along with outstretched necks, flirting with their eyes, strutting along with swaying hips, with ornaments jingling on their ankles. Therefore the Lord will bring sores on the heads of the women of Zion; the Lord will make their scalps bald.” In that day the Lord will snatch away their finery: the bangles and headbands and crescent necklaces, the earrings and bracelets and veils, the headdresses and anklets and sashes, the perfume bottles and charms, the signet rings and nose rings, the fine robes and the capes and cloaks, the purses and mirrors, and the linen garments and tiaras and shawls.
Instead of fragrance there will be a stench; instead of a sash, a rope; instead of well-dressed hair, baldness; instead of fine clothing, sackcloth; instead of beauty, branding. Your men will fall by the sword, your warriors in battle. The gates of Zion will lament and mourn; destitute, she will sit on the ground. – Isaiah 3:16-26
It is time to cry out to the Lord Jesus. Satan is rejoicing. Darkness is covering the land and people are suffering. When will they see that sin is the result of sickness. Sin is the result of hate and racism. Sin is the result of God’s ears closed to prayer while hundreds, thousands are beaten raped and abused.
WAKE UP! JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY TO HAVE THE ABUNDANT LIFE! WALKING IN OBEDIENCE TO HIM>