Overcoming an orphan spirit*
The antidote for an orphan spirit is generosity and asking for more.
Charles Dickens’ character, Oliver Twist, overcame his fear, stepped up and asked for more. In the end, Oliver finds his mother’s sister who gives him a home. So at the end of the book, his life is very different.
The way to tell if you are operating in an orphan spirit is that you are saying there is not enough – not enough money; not enough time; not enough resources. You’re afraid. You’re vulnerable.
This spirit takes hold as a result of abuse, neglect and abandonment.
The story of the prodigal son isn’t about the son, but a picture of our heavenly father. He longs for us to return to Him.
All of the great deliverers in the Bible were adopted. Esther was adopted by Mordecai. Moses was adopted by Pharaoh’s daughter. Jesus was adopted by Joseph.
Prayer to overcome an orphan spirit:
I reject the orphan spirit, sent against me by my enemy. Every trace of this lie leave me now in Jesus’ name. I am not alone. I am deeply loved, completely accepted and cherished. I am worth dying for. I receive the spirit of adoption. I am the apple of my father’s eye. Nothing can separate me from His love. I am one with Him. He will never leave me. I trust in His love. Abba! Abba! Abba! Fill my life! Overflow from my life! Nourish the world around me with Your strength. I love you, Daddy!
*My notes on the Bethel church podcast entitled The Process of Love. This part was by Sheri Silk.