May 20: He Setteth the Solitary in Families

Scripture Reading—Psalm 68:5-6

“God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.” (Psalm 68:6)

I do not take pleasure in anyone being forsaken and found alone and cut off from others. It is not good for man to be alone. That is why I made him an help meet (Genesis 2:18).

Man’s spirit came out of the great assembly of Heaven. Your eternal spirit was made for companionship and the fellowship of saints. It longs to commune with others of like faith. It was only because of the sins, so prevalent in the world, that man in the middle ages separated himself from mankind and went into the wilderness places to live a hermitic life. But this is not good. It brings imbalance to the soul. A person who spends long years in solitary confinement is often scarred for life. His personality is warped.

It is not good for My children to separate themselves from the family of God. Often it is an indication of deep rebellion. Those who separate themselves willfully from the family that loves them, sentence themselves to a desert experience in their lives which can become permanent. When I said, “the rebellious dwell in a dry land” I meant that they become fixed in that state. It is very difficult to bring them out. As long as one trace of rebellion is in them, they will continue to dwell in that dry and barren wilderness. Soon their personality will become so warped that they will shun the society of My righteous ones. This breeds spiritual wrecks and leaders of cults.

Most leaders of cults were rebels who revolted against the family of the righteous ones, and in their solitude created gods and rules to their liking. Then, in their rebellion, a spirit of rejection comes upon them and this spirit attracts others who are rejected, until you have the beginning of a corrupted religion.

Never separate yourself from others of My children. Always learn to appreciate and love those who are Mine and seek to have fellowship with the Body of Christ, even the whole Body and not only with those of your own liking, your own church or particular prayer group. Reach out and touch others. Find the lonely hearts and include them in your family outings, your times of feasting. Bring those cast-off ones who are bound in chains, by demons or by sickness, into your midst and let them have a taste of Heaven by fellowshipping with the righteous. Let no man think he can live unto himself. It is not good. It is not right. It makes him a prey to the enemy of his soul.

Reach out, lonely one, look for My family. Lay aside your pet doctrines and pet interpretations of certain Scriptures and fellowship with the saints. Remember, it is not good for man to be alone.



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