Spiritual Orphans: A Generation In Crisis
What we are experiencing in these days is nothing short of a crisis. This definition of "crisis" says,
           Noun.
  • a time of intense difficulty, trouble, or danger.
  • a time when a difficult or important decision must be made.
  • the turning point of a disease when an important change takes place, indicating either recovery or death. 
How one views the current crisis depends on their worldview. Many blame crooked governments, big business, culture, global warming, liberalism, war or refugees. However, the very things people choose to blame are not the thing or things causing our crisis. Our crisis is not what we witness in the physical realm. Our crisis lies within the spiritual realm.
 
The pull of this world is not toward God, but away from God. Jesus overcame this world (John 16:33); He’s the only one who has done this. The rest of us are left to endure what is in this world. Jesus warned us about what would take place in this world. Hope lies not in this world, but in eternity. This hope is available only for those who believe Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection was for the sole purpose of fulfilling prophecy and standing in the gap for all mankind as the ultimate and final sacrifice. This world will have trouble. Why? Because there will always be a faction who are spiritually separated from the Father.
 
Who are the people who make up this faction? Anyone who does not believe in and accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior. They are “spiritual orphans.” The acts and behavior of those who do not fear the Lord are thrusting us deeper and deeper into crisis. How do we stop the madness? We step in. We take action. We take responsibility for the spiritual orphans. We become their spiritual parents. Just as God expects a mother and father to train up a child (Proverbs 22:6), as spiritual parents, we should also take this command seriously. If an earthly parent fails to care for a child physically, they become in need of an adoptive parent. So, too, are spiritual children in need of spiritual mothers and fathers.
 
The term “spiritual orphan” may not ever cross your mind, but it should. If the Holy Spirit desires to use us to help lead the prodigal home and train them up in the way they should go, why would we choose not to be used? Our current crisis can only be undone by ushering spiritual orphans into the presence of the Almighty God.
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