You Are Not Alone - Part 8

1 Peter 2:9 ‘But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.’’

All new testament believers are the chosen people and a royal priesthood. Don’t ever think that you are a nobody. Don’t label yourself by your physical appearance. God looks on the inside. 

Do not think that you are alone. The Bible clearly states otherwise. Let’s look at a few verses.

John 14:23 ‘’Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.’

It's clearly written here that both the Father and Jesus will make their home with those who believe in him. Amen! Does Jesus ever lie? No! 
Which means that he is right there with you.

John 14:16-17 ‘And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.’

Jesus says that he will ask the Father to send the advocate to be with you forever. Who is this advocate? He is the Holy Spirit. He will live with you and be in you.

From the above two verses we find that - the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit, all three are with us. 

Now turning our Bibles to Hebrews 1:14 ‘Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?’

Angels meaning plural. Hence every person has at the least two angels assigned by Christ. 
What does this conclude? You have an army of 5 always with you. You are never alone!

Now there is an issue here. 
Luke 15:25-32 ‘’25 “Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. 27 ‘Your brother has come,’ he replied, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.’

28 “The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. 29 But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’

31 “‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’”

When the eldest son hears about the feast his father has prepared for his brother, he becomes furious. And he refuses to enter the house. The father had to go and plead with the son and make him understand that everything was his, all the cattle and possessions. But the son is still adamant. 

The older son who spent all his life taking care of his father’s possessions felt alone. He had an orphan mentality. Why? He felt that there was no one to support him, love him or care for him.

Proverbs 18:1 ‘An unfriendly person pursues selfish ends and against all sound judgement starts quarrels.’

What can we understand from the life of the older son? He was spiritually lost. Even though he was always there with the father in the house, he was lost inside.

In many churches and families we can find people in similar situations. I call this the ‘Elder Son Syndrome’. Many children  feel that their parents love their siblings more than them. 

But let me tell you something, God shows no partiality. Hallelujah!. 

Only if your orphan mentality changes, can you have a right relationship with Christ and others. 

There is a mighty army of 5 with you always. This is the promise of our Saviour. Then why do you feel alone? As new testament believers we are called the chosen ones. We are never alone. If you still have an orphan mentality and want to know how to change it, watch this message series titled ‘You Are Not Alone’ and receive your blessing today.

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About the Author
Dr. Damien Antony
Born and brought up in a Christian family, Dr. Damien Antony possessed an unquenching quest for truth right from his boyhood days and eventually his relentless search led him to the Bible. He is a Revival Preacher, Bible Teacher, Leadership Trainer, Author and a Life Coach. He moves under the anointing for Prophetic, Healing, Deliverance, Inner Healing and Financial Breakthrough. God has also blessed him with an Apostolic Mandate to take the Universal Body of Christ to the next level of revelation and anointing.

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