Presentation on theme: "Orphan, Slave or Son. (NASB) 12 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable."— Presentation transcript:
Orphan, Slave or Son
(NASB) 12 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
Romans 12:1-2 (AMP) I appeal to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].
You remember that the location where Jesus was crucified was called “Golgotha,” which meant “place of the skull.” If we will be effective in spiritual warfare, the first field of conflict where we must learn warfare is in the battleground of the mind; ie, the “place of the skull.” For the territory of the uncrucified thought-life is the beachhead of Satanic assault in our lives. To defeat the devil, we must be crucified in the place of the skull. We must be renewed in the spirit of our minds” Francis Frangipane – Three Battle Grounds
Tree of Life Tree of Knowledge of Good & Evil
Genesis 2:7-9 (AMP) Then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath or spirit of life, and man became a living being.8 And the Lord God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden [delight]; and there He put the man whom He had formed (framed, constituted) 9. And out of the ground the Lord God made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight or to be desired—good (suitable, pleasant) for food; the tree of life also in the center of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of [the difference between] good and evil and blessing and calamity.
Romans 8:2-6Amplified Bible (AMP) Therefore, [there is] now no condemnation (no adjudging guilty of wrong) for those who are in Christ Jesus, who live [and] walk not after the dictates of the flesh, but after the dictates of the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life [which is] in Christ Jesus [the law of our new being] has freed me from the law of sin and of death 3 For God has done what the Law could not do, [its power] being weakened by the flesh [the entire nature of man without the Holy Spirit]. Sending His own Son in the guise of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, [God] condemned sin in the flesh [subdued, overcame, deprived it of its power over all who accept that sacrifice]
4 So that the righteous and just requirement of the Law might be fully met in us who live and move not in the ways of the flesh but in the ways of the Spirit [our lives governed not by the standards and according to the dictates of the flesh, but controlled by the Holy Spirit] 5 For those who are according to the flesh and are controlled by its unholy desires set their minds on and pursue those things which gratify the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit and are controlled by the desires of the Spirit set their minds on and [seek those things which gratify the [Holy] Spirit. 6 Now the mind of the flesh [which is sense and reason without the Holy Spirit] is death [death that comprises all the miseries arising from sin, both here and hereafter]. But the mind of the [Holy] Spirit is life and [soul] peace [both now and forever].
1 Corinthians 2:9-16 (AMP) But, on the contrary, as the Scripture says, What eye has not seen and ear has not heard and has not entered into the heart of man, [all that] God has prepared (made and keeps ready) for those who love Him [[a]who hold Him in affectionate reverence, promptly obeying Him and gratefully recognizing the benefits He has bestowed]. 10 Yet to us God has unveiled and revealed them by and through His Spirit, for the [Holy] Spirit searches diligently, exploring and examining everything, even sounding the profound and bottomless things of God [the [divine counsels and things hidden and beyond man’s scrutiny]. 11 For what person perceives (knows and understands) what passes through a man’s thoughts except the man’s own spirit within him? Just so no one discerns (comes to know and comprehend) the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.
12 Now we have not received the spirit [that belongs to] the world, but the [Holy] Spirit Who is from God, [given to us] that we might realize and comprehend and appreciate the gifts [of divine favor and blessing so freely and lavishly] bestowed on us by God 13 And we are setting these truths forth in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the [Holy] Spirit, combining and interpreting spiritual truths with spiritual language [to those who possess the Holy Spirit]. 14 But the natural, nonspiritual man does not accept or welcome or admit into his heart the gifts and teachings and revelations of the Spirit of God, for they are folly (meaningless nonsense) to him; and he is incapable of knowing them [of progressively recognizing, understanding, and becoming better acquainted with them] because they are spiritually discerned and estimated and appreciated.
15 But the spiritual man tries all things [he examines, investigates, inquires into, questions, and discerns all things], yet is himself to be put on trial and judged by no one [he can read the meaning of everything, but no one can properly discern or appraise or get an insight into him] 16 For who has known or understood the mind (the counsels and purposes) of the Lord so as to guide and instruct Him and give Him knowledge? But we have the mind of Christ (the Messiah) and do hold the thoughts (feelings and purposes) of His heart.
Orphan - Slave - Son
John 15:15(AMP) I do not call you servants (slaves) any longer, for the servant does not know what his master is doing (working out). But I have called you My friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from My Father. [I have revealed to you everything that I have learned from Him.]
Once we started walking through the cleansing of and renewing of our mind, the biggest challenge is to destroy the mental strongholds (ungodly beliefs) that have kept bound for so many years. Where do we get our beliefs? Life’s experiences: both good & bad Family heritage (politics, religion, prejudices) Generational curses: all the way to Adam Repetition reinforces beliefs: “You’ll never amount to anything” We teach (pass on) that which we are taught …80% of a person’s thinking is negative. The power of words (see quantum physics) The natural mind & world’s standards
Experience Leads to formation of our beliefs Belief Our beliefs cause us to have certain expectations Expectation Govern our actions & behaviors & effect others Behavior Behavior results in experiences that form new beliefs or reinforce old beliefs
John 14:18(AMP) I will not leave you as orphans [comfortless, desolate, bereaved, forlorn, helpless]; I will come [back] to you. Galatians 4:7(AMP) 7 Therefore, you are no longer a slave (bond servant) but a son; and if a son, then [it follows that you are] an heir by the aid of God, through Christ.
Orphan: One who has no guardian caring for them so they are totally on their own. There main focus is survival. They are totally focused on their lack and have a poverty spirit. This results from either abandonment or a volitional rejection of authority. Looks at others only through the eyes of “what can I get out of this person”. They are forever immature emotionally & spiritually.
Slave: One who has a guardian or caretaker over them but well being is only based upon performance. Their main focus is acceptance through performance. As long as I do things well, I’m cared for but the love is all conditional. Under this mindset, I become a human “doing” and not a human “being”. Different than a “bond-slave”… Being a bond-slave is the result of a relationship that has grown into one of deep love and benevolence. One becomes a “bond-slave” through the choice of the slave, not the demand of the benefactor.
Son: (Uios; mature) Is loved and appreciated for who he is, not just for what he does. The son’s desire is to please his father in all he does, not to gain affection but because he already has it. The focus is on security because the son knows that before he is already accepted & well pleasing to his father. The son desire is to become emotionally and spiritually mature so that he can gain full use of his inheritance. No maturity, no inheritance. Does not operate in entitlement but under authority that is given by the father.
Malachi 4:5-6 (NASB) “Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the Lord. 6 He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that I will not come and smite the land with a curse.”
Comes From Within- Rejection Love and acceptance are basic needs for a child to develop self-worth If a child has no self-worth, then he will “do something” to be “worth something” If a person doesn’t perform, than he’s worth nothing. Religion becomes law, working your way into God’s favor. If I do enough, God will love and accept me. Pride –try to perform perfectly Performance, perfectionism, a critical spirit, unforgiving spirit, self-centeredness trying to be perfect (the basis for a religious spirit)
Guilt & Condemnation Driven by guilt and condemnation to perform Summary The spirit of orphan & slavery is driving, striving, working, & performing Produces burnout in natural & spiritual Produces poor relationships because your only accepted if you perform to expectations
Comes From Without Expectations of men Church structures (value given for what you can do) Marriage Family Orphan and Slavery comes from a wrong view of God Unlovable, untouchable, untrustworthy, task master, punishing, uncaring
Orphans: Thrives on information, Are knowledge driven cause knowledge is power. Slave: Want information to gain approval from his father. An A+ is better than an F! Sons Thrives on revelation from the Father through intimacy. Revelation is life giving and provides wisdom Matthew 16:18 (NASB)…I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock ( rock of revelation) I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.
Orphans: Orphans are afraid of mysteries or the unknown. Slaves: Use mysteries and gifts as status, I’m more valuable because of my experience Sons: Pursue their Father for understanding of mysteries
Orphan Is not needed and therefore has no real value to anyone but themselves, therefore I rob, kill, steal and destroy to get what I need. Robin Hood mentality. I take from the rich and give to the poor (ME) Slave Accepted and appreciated on the basis of what he does Son Is accepted and appreciated on the basis of who he is
Orphan Has no sense of ever being at home Slave In the home because there is a job to be done Son In the home because he was born, He is a member of the family.
Orphan To meet his own need. Slave To meet someone else’s need Son Purpose is to grow up, find God’s purpose in his life and fulfill it. 1 John 3:8Amplified Bible (AMP)8 [But] he who commits sin [who practices evildoing] is of the devil [takes his character from the evil one], for the devil has sinned (violated the divine law) from the beginning. The reason the Son of God was made manifest (visible) was to undo (destroy, loosen, and dissolve) the works the devil [has done].
Orphan Only relationship he has are with fellow orphans because greater opportunity to meet needs Slave Accepted because of His workmanship& Productivity. Is disposable if incurs loss. To maintain position, must remain profitable Son Accepted because of relationship, his position is a son and doesn’t change. He’s expected to mature
Orphans: Are loyal to whoever meets their need, or protects or promotes them. Will steal to get needs met and is lawless. Is his own authority and instigates problems to get needs met Slaves: Are loyal to get their needs met. He works to get fruit and lives under authority, is directed by commands, followers of other and is governed by letter of the law Sons: Are just loyal to the Father regardless. They trust in his benevolence and timing. They live under love and are directed by love. They initiate and lead and are governed by grace.
Orphans: Are driven out of fear of not having needs met Slaves: Are driven out of the need for acceptance. Sons: Are led by the Spirit and faith Romans 8:14(AMP) For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
Orphans: Defines blessing by material means because of lack. Slaves: If I have material means, than I’m being blessed. I must’ve performed well enough to get Sons: Is content in what he has because of his intimacy with the Father, his Father will provide what he needs.
Orphans: Never stops looking for an opportunity to perform Slaves: Never are able to stop performing because their well being or esteem is connected to it. Sons: Never perform but only rests in the secure love of and responds out of obedience to the Father voice.
Orphans: Orphan spirit cause us to ask; will I have enough, will I be protected and what is my purpose (why am I here?) When “my” needs are my focus, I will often look to illegitimate sources for legitimate needs. Slaves: Slave’s spirit, I will only have enough if I work hard enough. I must earn everything! Martyr complex Sons: A son walks in the revelation that his Father is able to provide, give protection and reveal His purpose through intimacy.
Orphans: Greed, poverty and hording are manifestations of the Orphan spirit. Need becomes the idol. Slaves: Worry and anxiety are the manifestations of the spirit of slavery. Did I perform well enough to get what I need? Sons: Generous and sacrificial giving is the manifestation of Sons because their daddy has more than enough.
Orphan: Never feels accepted and never is able to trust Slaves: Accepted on the basis of what he does (workmanship) Sons: Accepted and appreciated for who he is (relationship with the family)
Orphans: Meet their own need through whatever means. Slave Purpose is to meet someone else need. Sons: Purpose is to mature, find God’s purpose and fulfill it.
Orphans: Is always in survival mode, just to get through the day. Starts in anxiety wondering if his needs will be met Slaves: Seek comfort and happiness. Lives in anxiety wondering if his work will be pleasing to his master. Peace at the end of the day if master is happy. Anxiety starts over in the nest morning. Failure brings separation Sons: Seek fulfillment and is secure all day and won’t change tomorrow, regardless. Failure brings grief but will receive correction and discipline because knows he won’t be thrown out
Orphans: Success is not even on the scale, Successful if he hasn’t gone to bed hungry. Slaves: Expected to be successful. (Success is tangible, measureable) Sons: Expected to be faithful
Orphans: Lives with constant problems and in constant pain & of abandonment and becomes callous to the pain. Slaves: Runs from problems & pain. Pain has no use and proves I haven’t performed well enough Sons: Embraces problems & pain strategically because He knows he has a good Father and is using pain for his benefit.
Orphans: Does not recognize any favor upon his life and in fact feels most often that he is cursed. Slaves: Gives favors at a price: “you owe me” Sons: Shows favor because he has favor
Orphans: Talk about needs and lack…”poor Me” Slaves: Talks about self Sons: Talk about team – sees the bigger picture
Orphans: Has no expectations other than just is exist Slaves: Expects more from others than self Sons Personally raises the bar on self and leads by example
Orphan Is brazen and is obnoxious to get need met Slaves Easily intimidated and often manipulates to get recognition Sons: Walks in confidence and rests in his position as son
Orphans: Caught up in the momentary need Slaves: Caught up in the present Sons: Sows into the future (perseverance to go the long term)
Orphans: Obeys commands only if it serves the purpose of meeting the need. Slaves: Follows the commands to the letter; no more, no less Son: Is directed by love and wants to be pleasing to His Father
Orphans: Worship serves no real purpose because God is never there for me and besides, don’t want to lost control of situation. Worships hoping to get God’s attention. Slaves: Worships out of duty to earn God’s favor, and has to be structured. Focus is what God has done Sons: Worships out of love, he has God’s favor and it is more spontaneous, and focus is who God is
They are both about driving, striving, working, and performing. One to get tangible needs met and the other for recognition. They produce exhaustion both in the natural & spiritual. Driven by need or guilt to perform, not out of love. They come from a wrong view of who you think God is and a life built on lies. Orphans and slaves are spiritually bound up, emotionally hung up and relationally tied. Be free, walk in Sonship
Because if you don’t mature as a son, you will never receive your full inheritance… Galatians 4:4(AMP) Now what I mean is that as long as the inheritor (heir) is a child and under age, he does not differ from a slave, although he is the master of all the estate; 2 But he is under guardians and administrators or trustees until the date fixed by his father.
God is a God of intentionally. Everything He does with intentionality God said…”let there be light & there was…” Romans 8:29(AMP) For those whom He foreknew [of whom He was aware and [loved beforehand], He also destined from the beginning [foreordaining them] to be molded into the image of His Son [and share inwardly His likeness], that He might become the firstborn among many brethren.
James 1:17(AMP) Every good gift and every perfect (free, large, full) gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of all [that gives] light, in [the shining of] Whom there can be no variation [rising or setting] or shadow cast by His turning [as in an eclipse]. 1 John 3:1(AMP) See what [an incredible] quality of love the Father has given (shown, bestowed on) us, that we should [be permitted to] be named and called and counted the children of God! And so we are! The reason that the world does not know (recognize, acknowledge) us is that it does not know (recognize, acknowledge) Him.
The Ceremony of Adoption As A Child, At age 13 He was placed under tutorship of His Father Luke 2:40(AMP)… And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace (favor and spiritual blessing) of God was upon Him. Luke 2:52(AMP)…And Jesus increased in wisdom (in broad and full understanding) and in stature and years, and in favor with God and man. At age 30, He was placed in adoption and received His father’s blessing
Matthew 3:13-17 (AMP) Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John to be baptized by him.14 But John protested strenuously, having in mind to prevent Him, saying, It is I who have need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?15 But Jesus replied to him, Permit it just now; for this is the fitting way for [both of] us to fulfill all righteousness [that is, to perform completely whatever is right]. Then he permitted Him.16 And when Jesus was baptized, He went up at once out of the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he [John] saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on Him.17 And behold, a voice from heaven said, This is My Son, My Beloved, in Whom I delight!
Luke 4:1-2a (NASB) Then Jesus, full of and controlled by the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led in [by] the [Holy] Spirit. 2 For (during) forty days in the wilderness (desert), where He was tempted (tried, tested exceedingly) by the devil. Hebrews 5:8 (AMP) Although He was a Son, He learned [active, special] obedience through what He suffered Jesus Defeated: Lust of the Eyes, Lust of the Flesh and the Pride of Life
Philippians 3:10,11 (NASB) that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death; 11 in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead. (AMP) 10 [For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly], and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection [which it exerts over believers], and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed [in spirit into His likeness even] to His death, [in the hope]
Romans 8:17-18 (AMP) 17 And if we are [His] children, then we are [His] heirs also: heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ [sharing His inheritance with Him]; only we must share His suffering if we are to share His glory. 18 [But what of that?] For I consider that the sufferings of this present time (this present life) are not worth being compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us and in us and [g] for us and [h] conferred on us! (NASB) 18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
Luke 4:14-16 (NASB) Then Jesus went back full of and under the power of the [Holy] Spirit into Galilee, and the fame of Him spread through the whole region round about. 15 And He Himself conducted [a course of] teaching in their synagogues, being recognized and honored and praised by all. 16 So He came to Nazareth, [that Nazareth] where He had been brought up, and He entered the synagogue, as was His custom on the Sabbath day. And He stood up to read.
Luke 4:20-21 (AMP) Then He rolled up the book and gave it back to the attendant and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were gazing [attentively] at Him. 21 And He began to speak to them: Today this Scripture has been fulfilled while you are present and hearing. John 5:30 (NASB) “I can do nothing on My own initiative. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.
John 3:13 (NASB) No one has ascended into heaven, but He who descended from heaven: the Son of Man. John 3:13 (AMP) And yet no one has ever gone up to heaven, but there is One Who has come down from heaven—the Son of Man [Himself], Who is (dwells, has His home) in heaven. John 3:13 (NKJV) No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven.
Philippians 2:5(AMP) Let this same attitude and purpose and [humble] mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus: [Let Him be your example in humility:] “Satan fears virtue. He is terrified of humility; He hates. He sees a humble person and it sends chills down his back. His hair stands up when Christians kneel down, for humility is surrender of the soul to God. The devil trembles before the meek, because in the very areas where he once had access, there stands the Lord, and Satan is terrified of Jesus Christ…” Francis Frangipane.
Romans 8:15(AMP) For [the Spirit which] you have now received [is] not a spirit of slavery to put you once more in bondage to fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption [the Spirit producing sonship] in [the bliss of] which we cry, Abba (Father)! Father! Romans 8:23 (AMP) And not only the creation, but we ourselves too, who have and enjoy the firstfruits of the [Holy] Spirit [a foretaste of the blissful things to come] groan inwardly as we wait for the redemption of our bodies [from sensuality and the grave, which will reveal] our adoption (our manifestation as God’s sons).
I admit that I am powerless in myself to shake off the orphan/fatherless/slavery identity I inherited from Adam through the fall. I believe that it is only by the power of the Father’s love and through Hid ongoing work of the cross and His shed blood that my experiential identity of a son will come into place in me. I decide to commit my identity and sense of well-being totally into His loving arms. I have made a searching inventory of myself and my hopelessness as an orphan and slave.
I admit to God, myself and trusted friends, the specifics of my hopeless, orphan and slavery tendencies. I’m entirely ready for God to intervene in my life to change the way I see myself and the ways I react. I humbly ask Him to transform me and make me more and more like His Son, Jesus. I make a list of the people I have harmed and mistreated in my orphaness and slavery and am willing to ask them for forgiveness. I will confess my sin towards them, asking for forgiveness when possible.
I realize that my orphan and slave tendencies will continue to cook to the surface as I live my daily life relating to people. I will be sensitive to the effect that these things have on relationships and ask quickly for forgivenenss of God and those that I hurt. I will live continually with an understanding that I am going to become a son, I must become one through the continuous filling of the Holy Spirit and total dependence upon the Father with every day trials. I have the continual goal of having the mind of Christ, thinking as He thought, walking in sweet, thankful identity as a son, always getting my true identity in the Father.
I am aiming to have an ongoing, spiritual transforming walk as a son, helping others in any way possible to enter into sonship also. AMEN!!!
Eastern culture still maintains the tradition of having the father’s blessing… Hebrews 11:21(AMP) [Prompted] by faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of Joseph’s sons and bowed in prayer over the top of his staff. A Father’s Blessing Produces blessed sons with confidence, purpose, destiny, love, boundaries and direction.
Proverbs 18:21(AMP) Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life]. Proverbs 10:11(AMP) The mouth of the [uncompromisingly] righteous man is a well of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence. Bless words are like cool refreshing water. If your mouth doesn't speak it you will never see it. Proverbs 23:16(AMP) Yes, my heart will rejoice when your lips speak right things. Meaning, inside I'm happy when positive words are spoken to me.
I call you spirit to attention in the name of Jesus of Nazareth. Listen with your spirit to God’s Word for you. (Ps 139:13-16)(NCV) You made my whole being; You formed me in my mother’s body. I praise you because you made me in an amazing and wonderful way. What you have done is wonderful. I know this very well. You saw my bones being formed as I took shape in my mother’s body. When I was put together there, you saw my body as it was formed. All the days planned for me were written in your book before I was one day old.
Your Father made you special. You are very special person created and crafted and designed by God your Father. Before the foundation of the world your Father planned for you your no accident you did not have to exist but your father will due into existence. He chose the day and the time that you would start your life. He chose your parents and wove you together in your mothers womb. He planned your birth order and put you into your family. He chose every part of your spiritual heritage. He reached back into your father’s bloodline and your mother’s bloodline, and from generations past your Heavenly Father chose different parts of your heritage.
Some parts are not so beautiful but some parts are absolutely gorgeous. Get your Father wove it altogether and gave you everything you need the package of your life to be an Overcomer, a Victor to take the negative parts of your heritage and triumph over them to walk in the beauty of all that God has placed within you. Your Father made you beautiful and beloved and I bless you because you were fearfully and wonderfully made. Got invested incredible amount of effort and concentration in designing you you are unique one-of- a-kind there was nobody else like you.
God has thought extensively about you and every detail of your body every organ and every cell as a result of God's thoughts Every facet of your personality is the result of His kind intention. You are beautiful and your beloved God has blessed you with His love and God smiled on you the day he created you. He has been waiting for millennia for the particular point in time when you were conceived. He had great joy in his heart when his plans actually came together. He nurtures your spirit; and He watches over you.
Your world needs you. You bring something to your family that no other person has. They need the gifts you bring. Your family would not be complete without you Others in your circle need the deposit that God has placed in your life. Your father wrote your days in his book he already has read the final chapters although we have not had that privilege. Your life is not a random thing. He is looking forward to the chapters of the story he is already written. He designed your spiritual heritage. Your generational blessings go back 1000 generations. There is a spiritual treasure chest of generational blessings with your name on it. Those are being released to you incrementally over the course of your life at the appointed and appropriate time.
All this is God's master plan. God has foreseen your pain. He promises that because of his love, His power and His blessing is upon you, He causes pain and negative things to be transformed into the good things before the end of the story of your life. We don't know everything about who you are going to be or what you are going to do, but you are loved, you are a blessing to your family, and you are a life-giver in the world. You are special, and we celebrate God's miraculous design of who you are. I bless you with the spirit of adoption and declare that you are a legitimate heir of all the blessings of God bestowed upon a mature son of God. I bless you in Jesus name. Amen.