Today I woke up earlier than I wanted to burdened and crying. I didn’t know exactly what it was, though have been feeling this sorrow and deep pain in the heart for a few days. Later this morning the Lord showed me it was the grief in His heart for His Body. Why have we made it so difficult for people to be part of the Church? The word neglect came to mind, and I believe the Lord was saying His people have long been neglected; they were created to be part of the Body where everyone has a place, a home, a family. We as the Global Church are responsible for ‘the orphans’, the ones we ourselves have refused to provide a place for. We are guilty for mothering and fathering only those we think worthy of our time and attention. Not all have been treated or welcomed equally, we have perpetuated the orphan spirit, and for this we have much to be accountable for.
We have neglected the true call of religion, “Pure and unblemished religion [as it is expressed in outward acts] in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit and look after the fatherless and the widows in their distress, and to keep oneself uncontaminated by the [secular] world.” James 1:27 AMP. The Lord’s eye is on His people, He is grieving with the spiritually widowed, the abandoned, and the spiritual orphan.
Jesus made a place in His Body for us all ~
“and walk continually in love [that is, value one another—practice empathy and compassion, unselfishly seeking the best for others], just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and sacrifice to God [slain for you, so that it became] a sweet fragrance. Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as [a service] to the Lord. For the husband is head of the wife, as Christ is head of the church, Himself being the Savior of the body. But as the church is subject to Christ, so also wives should be subject to their husbands in everything [respecting both their position as protector and their responsibility to God as head of the house]. Husbands, love your wives [seek the highest good for her and surround her with a caring, unselfish love], just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify the church, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word [of God], so that [in turn] He might present the church to Himself in glorious splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy [set apart for God] and blameless. Even so husbands should and are morally obligated to love their own wives as [being in a sense] their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own body, but [instead] he nourishes and protects and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, because we are members (parts) of His body. For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother and shall be joined [and be faithfully devoted] to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. This mystery [of two becoming one] is great; but I am speaking with reference to [the relationship of] Christ and the church.” Ephesians 5:2, 22-32 AMP
To the spiritually overlooked and neglected, the Lord is saying you are a member of His Body, and He remembers you! “Although my father and my mother have abandoned me, Yet the Lord will take me up [adopt me as His child].” Psalms 27:10 AMP
I will never tell the Lord I don’t want to feel His heart, and on different occasions He has allowed me to vicariously experience as a prophet/intercessor; however this is one of the deepest pains I have felt. I believe there will be a wave of mass repentance coming to the Body soon for how we have mistreated one another, I pray so as it is absolutely necessary in becoming a “pure and spotless Bride” for our coming King.
I pray as the Global Church continues to be cleansed and restored that we would align properly with Love in Spirit and in Truth, cease to build our self-serving kingdoms, and truly lay ourselves down for Christ’s Body. Lord have mercy on Your Church for we are guilty in causing tremendous pain to our own Body, forgive us for hurting Your heart and spiritually neglecting and rejecting many. Have mercy, Lord.