A Child in the Womb of God

By Francis Frangipane

The true church is a child in the womb of God; what the Almighty feels affects us.  We absorb into our spiritual DNA the great loves of God; His compassion becomes our compassion. However, what God hates we must not be afraid to also hate, for our thoughts and attitudes must exist in yielded surrender to His own. 

I am thinking of Ezekiel.  As the Lord showed the prophet Israel's sins, six men appeared, one of whom was told "Go through the midst of the city . . . and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and groan over all the abominations which are being committed in its midst" (Ezek 9:4).  It was important to the Lord to identify those who were united to His heart, who cared more about what He thought than finding acceptance in a godless world around them.