“You are to love those who are aliens” Deuteronomy 10:19
Men become what they worship. If you love stuff, you become a materialist. If you love indulging yourself and worship feelings and thrills, you become a hedonist. If you love your image more than you love God and people, you become a narcissist. If you worship the “God of gods and Lord of lords” who defends the vulnerable, you become a tender warrior. This means taking on His character, conduct, and causes with aliens.
When Jesus charged the disciples saying “Go make disciples,” it was synonymous with saying, “Go fight for the captives,” because freedom from sin and death through the Spirit would be the outcome. The Holy Spirit’s mission in our lives is to conform us to the God we worship, and He is passionate about delivering people.
Through the Holy Spirit, God’s Man shares God’s heart. Making commitments in His name is synonymous with faithfully acting according to His character. Make no mistake: His character is to defend the vulnerable, the captive, the marginalized, the persecuted, the oppressed, the lonely, the left out and the left behind. If we are listening to the Holy Spirit, our hands and feet will eventually take us toward the aliens among us. It may take some time, some maturing, and some changes within us firs, but eventually the Holy Spirit will raise us up as tender warriors who are unafraid and unapologetic to stand up for those who need a spiritual champion to fight for them.
Thank you Father for giving me your heart to reach out to an alien that I once was.