Let the Kings Arise – Part 4

28 November 2010


  1. Introduction:

·      John 15:14-15

“no longer do I call you servants … I have called you friends”

·      Jesus raised the status, identity of his disciples to a new level

·      Servant = 1401 = doulos = slave, one who gives himself wholly to the will of another

·      God desires to raise s from slaves to sons – to be part of a royal family – Kings

·      God’s plan is for a family of Kings 1 Peter 2:9 with Jesus the King of Kings


  1. Israel was called from Slavery to Sonship:

·         Exodus 4:22

“Israel is my Son, even my First born … let my Son go that he may serve me…”

·         Israel was in bondage in Egypt – in slavery to taskmasters

·         The taskmasters made their lives bitter with hard bondage  Ex 1:11-14

·         Israel were slaves, victims – hurt, rejected and abused

·         Victim = person who is  abused, hurt, oppressed by another ad is unable to resist

·         Victim thinking = the person refuses to take personal responsibility for their life and blames others for what is happening in their world

=    A way of thinking and interpreting life comes from unresolved offences, pain, and heart beliefs

·         Underneath victim thinking is an ‘orphan spirit’ i.e. a person is abused in life and has no one to love, affirm, value, comfort, nurture, protect or discipline

·         An ‘orphan spirit’ cannot be cast out – it consists of ungodly beliefs/bitterroots

It is developed over a lifetime – it becomes part of the way a person thinks.

It must be displaced, out to death by experiencing the Father’s Love and revelation of the Spirit of Sonship


3.      Jesus’ Promise to His Disciples:

·      John 14;16-18

    “I will not leave you orphans, I will come to you”

·         Jesus was about to die on the Cross – redeem humanity from slave to son

·         “Another”  = one exactly like the one you have had

·         He promised He would not leave them orphans

·         Orphan = 3737 = orphanos = to be fatherless, without a father to comfort, love and direct

·         Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit


·         Romans 8:14-17

“The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit we are the children of God”

·         We did not receive the spirit of bondage  = 1397 = slavery, lacking, freedom of spirit

·         Adoption = 5206 = to pace into full rights and privileges of Sonship

·         Holy Spirit = Imparts the DNA of God, Reveals who we are, Dwells joined to us, Reveals God’s father love


4.      Elder Brother Mentality:

·      Luke 15:25-32

“The older son was in the field – serving”

·      The elder brother was serving his father working in the fields

·      He had no revelation of the fathers heart or love for him

·      He had a slave or victim mentality – an orphan spirit

a)     His behavior revealed his mentality – when he heard the news of his brothers arrival and the fathers celebration

Ø  He closed up his spirit – ‘angry’

Ø  He isolated and withdraw from the relationship – ‘would not go in’

Ø  He struggled with feelings of rejection, anger and heaviness


b)     His words revealed his slave mentality

Ø  Justified himself  - ‘I have served … never transgressed’

Ø  Blames  -  ‘This son of yours … wasted your inheritance’

Ø  Waits passively, hoping  -  ‘I served these many years’

Ø  Resentment/bitterness  -  ‘You never gave me…’

Ø  Judgmental, faultfinding  -  ‘This son of yours’

Ø  Refused personal responsibility for own dreams and desires  -  ‘Make merry with my friends’

·   He failed to understand grace, and the unconditional love of the Father

·   His attitude was that what was wrong in his life was because of someone else – he felt lonely, isolated, unloved and bitter


c)   How Victims Speak:

·    Luke 6:45 

       “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks”

·    Listen to yourself speak: do you speak like a King or a Slave?

‘It’s not fair’                                           ‘No one listens to me’                    ‘Nobody cares’

‘It’s not my fault’                      ‘Nothing I do is good enough’      ‘I can’t’

‘My life sucks’                           ‘I don’t have enough time’               

‘I shouldn’t have done that’


d)   The Father’s Response:

·     Luke 15:31

    “Son, All I have is Yours”

·     “Son” = 5043 = teknon = a child, one born to the father with rights and privileges but is still a child

·     God wants us to experience His Love and Fatherhood and to receive all He has that is available to us