Sunday, 30th August 2020
Ps Donald Yang
The Heavenly Father loves us, He looks down on us and all the favours He has for Jesus He wants it for us. “For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” (Colossians 3:3)
“It is good to give thanks to the Lord, and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; to declare Your loving-kindness in the morning, and Your faithfulness every night” (Psalms 92:1-2)
“I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.” John 14:18
If we know Jesus the we are not an orphan. How can we pray to the Heavenly Father if we don’t know His love for us? There are a lot of pastors, who have never felt the embrace of their fathers and never heard him said ‘I love you’
1 receive His love every morning – start our day with Father’s love. there are a lot of voices out there that will not demonstrate love, therefore we need to receive God’s love every morning. We need to give thanks to the Lord for His love endures forever.
“Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.” (Lamentations 33:22-23)
“For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39)
There are some hindrances that keeps us away from Father’s love and that is the orphan spirit.
- Father’s love give freedom but the orphan spirit brings fear;
- Father’s love gives acceptance but the orphan spirit brings rejection;
- Father’s love gives abundance but the orphan spirit brings poverty;
- Father’s love gives healing but the orphan spirit brings hurt and pain;
- Father’s love gives respect but the orphan spirit brings abuse;
- Father’s love gives honour but the orphan spirit brings shame;
- Father’s love gives blessings but the orphan spirit brings courses;
- Father’s love gives assurance of salvation but the orphan spirit brings insecurity.
The orphan spirit is a lying spirit, it makes us feel that we don’t have a Heavenly Father, when we feel that way we will act that way.
In Luke 8, we read the story of the woman with the blood condition that was healed by touching Jesus. And Jesus said to the woman with the blood problem, “daughter, your faith has healed you.” Jesus is talking to us the same thing, telling us that we are not an outcast, we are not an orphan, but we are His children and He loves us, He wants to elevate us, to pull us back to where we belong.
In Luke 15, we read the story of the prodigal son. The young son went out and came back expecting to be a servant and failure. But the father cane running to embrace him, and showing to all the people in the village that he was his son, he was not broken and not a failure.
We should not see ourselves like that and should not feel like that. Because God does not see us that way. He sees us through the life of Jesus, and Jesus dies for us and resurrection, we are not broken but whole. Let the orphan spirit leave us right not. Receive the spirit of adoption; get rid of the lies and receive the Father’s love.