Orphanhood & Truth

Scripture

John 14:15-25

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I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.

In a little while, the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me.

Because I live, you also will live.

On that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you are in Me, and I am in you. Whoever has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me. The one who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and reveal Myself to him.

Judas (not Iscariot) asked Him, “Lord, why are You going to reveal Yourself to us and not to the world?

Jesus replied, If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word. My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.

Whoever does not love Me does not keep My words. The word that you hear is not My own, but it is from the Father who sent Me.

All this I have spoken to you while I am still with you. 

But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have told you.

In depth

  1. Orphanage
    • Are you dealing with orphanage issues
    • Are you exhibiting the habits of an orphan
    • Are there patterns in your life that are not in alignment with whom you say you are?
  2. Is God with and in you
    • Are you drawing to him
    • Do you feel him in your life
  3. Love
    • Do you love God
    • Is your love for him drawing you ever closer to his commands
  4. Keeping his words
    • Are you keeping his words
    • Or is your lack of love for him in your way
  5. The Father
    • Jesus, out of conviction, says the word of love, obedience, and God’s homage are not his own
    • But, directly out of the father’s Soul and Spirit
  6. Holy Spirit
    • Jesus furthered that the father is unequivocal in all ways and in all things
    • And, that they do not go away upon his removal/ascension
    • The Holy Spirit will come to teach and remind

 

Summary

Silence

Family, where is our conviction is non-answers.

In Silence.

Better Opportunity

When we should be teaching, we are drawing false parallels.

We say to ourselves thank God, I did not not get drawn into the conversation.

We say to ourselves the public at large is not listening.  They have always done things their way.  They will make do this time.

Somehow expecting God allowance and provisioning to avail us a better opportunity to speak.

The great irony is that we are not looking for an opportunity to speak on his behalf, but on our behalf; on and for own interests.

 

Purpose

In using Silence as a tool to Wait out God, we arm our critics, as well.

They say see, we told you, he was not going to say anything.

His preaching was a tool to root out his adversaries, to condemn his enemies.

It was never intended to clear the pathway for his benefactors.

 

Reading Out of

Rebecca’s Struggle

Genesis 25:22
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But the children struggled together within her; and she said, “If all is well, why am I like this?” So she went to inquire of the LORD.

 

Everyone did what was right in his own eyes

Judges 21:24-25
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And at that time, each of the Israelites returned from there to his own tribe and clan, each to his own inheritance.

In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.

 

Micah’s Idolatry

Judges 17:9-11
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…“Where are you from?” Micah asked him. “I am a Levite from Bethlehem in Judah,” he replied, “and I am on my way to settle wherever I can find a place.”

Stay with me,” Micah said to him, “and be my father and priest, and I will give you ten shekels of silver per year, a suit of clothes, and your provisions.”

So the Levite went in and agreed to stay with him, and the young man became like a son to Micah.…

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