God Has No Orphans
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- Dr Desmond Ford
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Nov 25, 2014 1714
By Desmond Ford
Millions of Christians regularly pray “Our Father” and then act and mourn like orphans. We need not. Jesus said, “I will not leave you orphans.” Jn 14:18.
What then did He leave us? We know he left his mother to John, his clothes to his crucifiers, his peace to the faithful eleven, and his spirit to his Father.
What did he leave us? Himself!
For the next sentence in Jn 14:18 is “I will come to you.” He comes through the invisible by omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent Spirit. Never forget it – our supreme qualification is our great need. Acknowledge it, and the riches of heaven are yours.
After Saul the persecutor walked in darkness for days, he was ready for the baptism of the Spirit.
After Peter came close to suicide following his great folly – then it was that he was ready to be the preacher of Pentecost.
We may be timid in ourselves but not in God! Pentecost was the Bethlehem of the third member of the Godhead. He came down from heaven never to return. He is as verily on earth now besides each of us as Christ was besides the apostles in the days of his flesh.
Closer still – nearer than breathing and closer than hands or feet. He has come! He is here! Call upon Him. Claim him. He is yours if you are his.
Let us ask God to open our eyes, that we might see our possessions through the Holy Spirit, the fruit of Calvary, and claim them – today!
Des Ford. Rom 8:27–32 (From “Christ’s Premier Promise” – edited)