End Times and Current Events

General Category => Bible Study => Topic started by: Psalm 51:17 on September 16, 2017, 09:32:51 pm

Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 16, 2017, 09:32:51 pm



    1. Destitute of a living father; as a fatherless child.

    2. Without a known author.


Psalm 109:1  To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise;
Psa 109:2  For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue.
Psa 109:3  They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause.
Psa 109:4  For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer.
Psa 109:5  And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.
Psa 109:6  Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand.
Psa 109:7  When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sin.
Psa 109:8  Let his days be few; and let another take his office.
Psa 109:9  Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.
Psa 109:10  Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.

Post by: tennis shoe on September 17, 2017, 10:14:12 am
Romans 12:14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.

Psalm 68:5 A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.

Psalms 82:3  Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.

Psalms 146:9  The LORD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.

Exodus 22:22  Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child.

James 1:27 - Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, [and] to keep himself unspotted from the world.

Over 15 years ago, I was looking for a wife. I ran into a woman that had a small child. A single mother. The story was typical back then and in many places still is. She got pregnant from a guy that really wanted nothing to do with the child. The guy had visitation rights but never showed up. He had a weird obsession with finding this woman that did not want to be found.

The woman seemed enamored towards me. But the child was a problem. I wanted nothing to do with it. I didn't cause this problem. And I was not responsible for picking up the pieces of this train wreck. The woman knew this too. The child was a liability to any prospect of a husband.

I am ashamed to admit that I had a brief evil thought about this. That I could somehow manipulate this woman to ditch her child so that I could have all the attention to myself. But this was quickly followed by the notion that I had no right to do this. It was wrong.

And so, I recognized that if this was to be, it was to be a package deal. I remember driving home one day from visiting this woman and asking God that if this was his plan for me, to give me a heart for this child.

And He did.

Be a father to the fatherless

That's what I heard.

Around that time He told me that I didn't have to go any further. I could just walk away. Or, if I chose to take this on, he would honor it and back me up. I had never been married. And the responsibility of being an instant parent scared me. Yet, I saw it as an honorable proposal. The former evil thought was banished forever.

Two other statements that I recalled at that time came from personal prophecies that I had received several years prior.

“They that are forgiven much, love me much. They that are forgiven little, love God little.”


“God's not only going to give you a wife, he's going to give you a whole family. And it's going to be so wholesome and so real to give meaning to your life. God's going to do this because he loves you.”

That last statement I kept hidden in my heart. I told no one about it for years.

It took a few years after that for me to work through the internal housekeeping necessary to prepare for what was to come. Needless to say, there was a lot of prayer continuously in the spirit. But eventually, it happened. We were married. And God kept His word to me.

Although I felt a huge weight of responsibility and accountability on my shoulders the day we were married, I can honestly say that these past 10+ years have been the happiest and most satisfying times of my entire life.