The Church today is oppressed by various spirits attempting to blind us from the heavenly hope we have in Jesus Christ. One of these is the " Orphan spirit", its the " oh poor me, Im defeated and useless, Im of no worth to anyone, Im lonely and lost" feeling. It can afflict any of us from time to time. However the Lord Jesus made it very clear !
He will come to us and has given us the HOLY SPIRIT ! If He never cared for orphans why else would His Word contain the following??
PSALM 10:18 "You will hear the cries of the oppressed and the orphans; you will judge in their favor, so that mortal men may cause terror no more"
EXODUS 22:22-24 “Don’t mistreat widows or orphans. If you do and they cry out to me, you can be sure I’ll take them most seriously; I’ll show my anger and come raging among you with the sword, and your wives will end up widows and your children orphans"
JAMES 1:27 " Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world."
JEREMIAH 22:3 "Don’t take advantage of the homeless, the orphans, the widows. "
PSALMS 146:9 " God loves good people, protects strangers, takes the side of orphans and widows, but makes short work of the wicked. "
PROVERBS 23:10,11 " Don’t stealthily move back the boundary lines or cheat orphans out of their property, For they have a powerful Advocate who will go to bat for them. "
PSALMS 68:5,6 Father of orphans, champion of widows, is God in his holy house. God makes homes for the homeless, leads prisoners to freedom, but leaves rebels to rot in hell.
PSALMS 10:14 You won’t let them down: orphans won’t be orphans forever. (MSG )
The Holy SPirit is our Only Comforter in times of lonliness and heart breaks. In moments of despair and closing doors, He is our best Friend. There's no other quite like Him. The Lord said something like this !
Our Lord wishes to speak words of LIFE to us however we block them due to our "orphan spirit" We consider ourselves unworthy based on our resume/past. But the fact is we will NEVER be worthy on our own standing, we are only counted worthy through the BLOOD of the LAMB. He makes us worthy not based on our past , present or future. His DESIGNATION for me is ," I AM A CHILD OF GOD." AMEN.
Let us therefore rebuke that orphan spirit and run to JESUS. His HOLY SPIRIT is greater in me than anything else. Regardless of circumstances, I EXIST FOR HIM AND HIM ALONE. IM A WORSHIPPER, IM NOT AN ORPHAN ANYMORE. IM YOURS FOREVER MORE!