TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD
God is telling us to go into all the worlds and be not ashamed of the gospel. Live your life according to the Scripture. When we see all the hurting in the land don’t be afraid, God’s will is to be done. He is telling us to be up and about the Jesus business. Jesus business is all about the unsaved without a Heavenly Father. Tell them Jesus loves them unconditionally and will forgive their sins, and they will always be in God’s family.
GOD HELPS THE HURTING
On a recent trip to Africa, I had a mission on my mission trip.
At 36,000 feet on a very long flight, I was trying to keep my mind occupied when the Lord stepped in and gave me three God-thoughts, or Holy Ghost flashcards if you will. They went like this:
Boom! Little boy, orphaned, unloved, dejected.
Boom! Under a tree, crying, sad, helpless.
Boom! Broken arm, pain, ongoing anxiety.
Right away, I knew God had spoken to me, so I told Leanna we were going to be on the lookout for an orphan boy under a tree with a broken arm. “We are going to help him,” I told her.
Now, words cannot describe the welcome we get when we arrive at one of our orphanages. It’s a celebration that I imagine is something like your first day in Heaven. You walk through a tunnel of people all smiling and wanting to shake your hand. The music is blaring, there are people dancing and celebrating. I never get tired of it.
On this trip, we were engulfed in the celebration when I looked over the heads my beloved Ugandan munchkins and there he was! The boy God had told me about. He was standing naked under a tree, crying and holding his arm.
“There he is,” I shouted at Leanna. Now my wife has a real way with children. It’s something you have to see to understand. The minute she saw him, she abandoned the celebration and was holding him in her arms. He was terrified because she was the first white person he’d ever seen, but that didn’t last long as her words and gestures soothed him.
A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows,
Is God in His holy habitation.
– Psalm 68:5
It was just like God had said. I knew we had been sent there just for him because God sees the evil that is done to the orphaned. You know, we were all once orphaned, stumbling around in pain, unloved and lonely. Then Father God sent Jesus to round us up and make us part of the family.
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO BRING ONE OF THIS WORLD’S ORPHANS INTO THE FAMILY OF GOD! BROTHER JESUS PAID THE PRICE, SO GRAB SOMEONE’S HAND AND TELL THEM ABOUT THE LOVE OF THE FATHER!
From my book: GOOD OVERCOMES EVIL