The orphan spirit receives its primary identity through material possessions, physical appearance and activities. The spirit of sonship is grounded in sonship and the Father’s affirmation.
The orphan spirit is driven by the need for success. The Spirit leads the mature son into his calling and mission.
The orphan spirit tries to medicate its deep internal alienation through physical stimulation. The mature son walks in the joy and presence of the Lord for comfort.
The orphan spirit is always in competition with others. The spirit of sonship is always blessing others.
The orphan spirit has anger and fits of rage. The spirit of sonship rests in the Father’s ability to control and guide the future.
Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him For the help of His countenance.Psalm 42:5 New King James Version (NKJV)
[Sng 1:4 ESV] 4 Draw me after you; let us run. The king has brought me into his chambers. [Others] We will exult and rejoice in you; we will extol your love more than wine; rightly do they love you.
36 “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?”37 Jesus answered him, “‘Love the Lord your God with every passion of your heart, with all the energy of your being, and with every thought that is within you.’ 38 This is the great and supreme commandment. 39 And the second is like it in importance: ‘You must love your friend[c] in the same... Continue Reading →
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.1 John 3:16NIV
Psalm 91 verses 1-6 Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash Psalm 91:1-6 ESV - 1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say to the LORD, "My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." 3 For he will deliver you from... Continue Reading →