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2 Outlines Jesus’ promise What is an Orphan Spirit? Origin and Root
Biblical Examples Father’s Happy Thought, Father’s Mission A Parable of the Father with two sons Jesus and the Father’s Love Healing of the Orphan; Baptism of love

3 Jesus’ Promise “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever…..I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” (John 14:16,18)

4 Definition of Orphan A child whose parents are dead (Oxford),
A child deprived by death of one or usually both parents (Mirriam-Webster) A child permanently bereaved of or abandoned by his or her parents. (Wikipedia) Someone who is fatherless or who has no identity as son

5 Orphan Spirit, Orphan Heart
Lonely Abandoned Rejected Unloved Striving Poor Fearful Does not know how to receive love Sad Insecure Self-reliant Self-preserving Self-protecting No inheritance Independent

6 Origin of the Orphan Spirit
The First Orphan…Lucifer “You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to the heavens; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon. I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’” (Isa 14:13,14) “Your heart became proud on account of your beauty and you corrupted your wisdom because of your splendor. So I threw you to the earth: I made a spectacle of you before kings” “ (Eze 28:17)

7 God’s Plan for Mankind God is the Father of all creation
The Father had a plan for his family He prepared the garden of Eden (a perfect place to raise a family) He created Adam (son of God) and Eve in His image (special care…face to face encounter). The first voice, the first touch, the first emotion that Adam experienced was that of a loving father. Same thing for Eve. He blessed them to be happy with all good things

8 The Enemy’s Counter Plan
Kicked out of the house No share in the Father’s house, Outside of God’s love Jealousy drove him to steal, kill and destroy God’s children Came to the Garden of Eden Tempted Adam and Eve to be like God, using lies and deception, half-truth Release the orphan spirit to the whole world

9 What happened to Adam and Eve?
Orphan thinking, believed the devil’s lies Doubted God’s love and Disobeyed the Father Shame, Guilt and Fear Covering up with fig leaves Hid from the Presence of God Broken relationship with God, with each other Blamed on others Lost their home

10 Orphan Spirit passed to Generations
Cain Isaac and Ishmael Jacob and Esau Joseph and His Brothers King Saul Jonah Pharisees and the Teachers of the law Judas Iscariot Saul of Tarsus

11 The Father’s Mission It is for us to experience His expressed love and to give it away to the next person we meet. The Great Commandment (Mt 22:37-39)…Intimacy “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind…Love your neighbor as yourself” The Great Commission (Mt 28:19)…Fruitfulness “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations,…”

12 I am the Father’s Happy Thought
The foundation of intimacy with God..realization that we are His happy thought. “I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have drawn you with loving kindness” (Jer 31:3) “The LORD your God is with you, he mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.” (Zeph 3:17) “For the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me, and have believed that I came from (Jn 16:27) “How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful! Your eyes are doves…” (Song 1:15,16)

13 Four Basic Emotional Needs
The need for unconditional expressed love The need to feel secure and comforted The need for praise and affirmation The need for a purpose in life, a sense of value

14 Father: The Lens through which we view Father God
The Performance-Oriented Father The Passive (Distant) Father The Absentee Father The Authoritarian Father The Abusive Father The Good Father


16 A Parable of the Father with Two Sons
Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them. 13 “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. 14 After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. 16 He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything. (Lk 15:11-16)

17 When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! 18 I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ 20 So he got up and went to his father. (Lk 15:17-20)

18 The Prodigal Son He did not wait to go through the process of sonship
He wished for the death of his own father He fled the presence of the Father His orphan spirit led him away from home He let “self” be the king over his life The pig-pen became his new home His self-will drove him to the pits of despair A revelation came to him (He came to his senses) He was hungry for the presence and love of his father He decided to come home

19 The Story continues But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ 22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. 24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate. (Lk 15:20-24)

20 Welcoming and Celebration (The Restoration Process)
Prodigal… “one who spends or gives lavishly,; recklessly extravagant” (Webster’s Dictionary) The Father understood what his son was thinking The Father restored the sonship of his younger son, the whole person (the kiss to his face, the best robe, the signet ring, the sandals on the feet), The holistic restoration. The Robe of righteousness and glory, the Ring of authority The Father celebrated

21 The Story continues “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!’ (24-28)

22 Slaving in the Field: A Vicious Cycle
Feelings of insecurity Aggressive Striving Competition Envy Judging ourselves Defensiveness and Judgmentalism Hardness of Heart

23 All You Can Eat Buffet

24 All You Can Eat Buffet ‘My son,’ the father aid, ‘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.’” (Lk 16:31,32) The Father’s love is unconditional The Father’s love is a gift, free and underserved We have the full access to everything that belongs to the Father The Father wants all his children to join the party

25 Orphan or Son How do I know if I have the heart of an orphan or the heart of son? What are the identifying characteristics? Which of these apply to me?

26 A Cycle of Orphan Mentality
Wounding Orphan thinking Orphan heart: Wrong response to negative experience Satan plants lies Creates strongholds Negative Belief Negative Expectancy Negative Behaviour

27 12-step progression of an orphan heart
We begin to focus on the faults we see in parental authority We receive parental faults as disappointment, discouragement, grief or rejection We lose basic trust in parental authority We move into a fear of receiving love, comfort and admonition from others We develop a closed heart We take on an independent, self-reliant attitude

28 12-step progression of an orphan heart
We start controlling our relationship Our relationship become superficial We develop an ungodly belief that no one will be there to meet our need We begin to live life like a spiritual orphan We begin chasing after counter affections (7 P’s) We begin to daily battle a stronghold of oppression

29 JESUS, the Son of the Father
“When all the people were baptized, it came to pass that Jesus also was baptized; and while He prayed, the heaven was opened. 22 And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which said, ‘You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased.’” (Lk 3:21,22) “Abba, Father, everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.” (Mk 14:36) “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? (Mt 27:46)

30 Healing of the Orphan Heart
Renounce the lies about God and ourselves the father of lies planted in us Change what you believe foundationally about you “You are not an orphan. You are a son/daughter” Listen to the voice of the Father (empowers, provides security) Be submitted to His mission for our life Focus your life on what Jesus focused his life on, the Father God Displacing the orphan heart begins with revelation Receive the Baptism of Love

31 Joshua’s journey from orphan to son, father

32 References “Experiencing Father’s Embrace” Jack Frost
“Seeing through Heaven’s Eyes” Leif Hetland “Supernatural Ways of Royalty” Kris Vallotoon, Bill Johnson “Healing the Orphan Spirit” Leif Hetland “Spiritual Slavery to Spiritual Sonship” Jack Frost “The Return of the Prodigal Son” Henri Nouwen “My Father My Son” Bruce Brodowski “Furious Longing of God” Brennan Manning “The Father Loves You DVD Series” Ed Piorek Joshua Yoon

33 Q & A


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