In the story about Naaman, in 2 Kings 5, Elisha’s spirit was with Gehazi the time Gehazi collected things from Naaman,” he said. I freely admit that I am one who used to think women should be Priests, until I realized that was a worldly longing for equality, and that God already gave me equality of dignity so that I need not be angry at His design. He said the word is just human thinking to distinguish it from physical one. To unlock this article for your friends, use any of the social share buttons on our site, or simply copy the link below. In 1 John 2:13-14, there is that element of father in the Lord. “It is impossible, John is the witness of the light. Samuel said John was there to fulfil the scriptures, he did not mentor Jesus. Receiving a blessing from one’s father was a high honor, and losing a blessing was tantamount to a curse. By valerie on June 12, 2011.. Devotions .., Featured Devotions. Here is a verse that talks about how the Father blesses us Ephesians 1:3. This blessing is not to make them feel good (although it will make them feel more protected than living in a fortress!) Log in to continue reading. After the opening greeting Paul here bursts into a glowing ascription of praise to God. II Cor. Elevate the best storytellers & sages of the global church. Kamundi, who has a spiritual father, thought people use this catch phrase because it is not about physical. On the day before Father's Day, I was in North Carolina in a juvenile prison. He said to say father in the lord and spiritual father is the same as Lord is spiritual. How can a witness mentor the main light? Paul call Timothy son in the Lord, how does the word ‘spiritual’ come in? What former NFL pro Bill Glass has learned after 36 years of prison ministry. Lawrence’s daughter Caitlin is a senior at the local reservation high school. Prophet Francis Samuel of Light of Life International Church (Lolic) in Chemusa, Blantyre said the term ‘spiritual father’ is biblical. Our ancestors have also … “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: according as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.” — Ephesians i. … Moses was a spiritual father to Joshua, another genuine relationship. I ate lunch with three boys. Those that recognise ‘spiritual fathers’ should restart their Christian lives,” he said. He has been there leading me to Jesus Christ.”. He blesses God who has so infinitely blessed us (cf. “Fathers that lead people astray are not ‘spiritual fathers’ but spiritual disease. Subscribers have full digital access. Kamundi said there is Holy Spirit, Lord is spirit and the word ‘spiritual father’ is not on. These spiritual blessings, as opposed to material blessings, such as prosperity in this life, begin with knowledge of the creator Father and a recognition of Jesus as mankind’s Savior. In Ephesians 6, the Bible encourages us to honour our parents in the Lord, the fathers,” said Tikiwa. However, Tikiwa said today’s fathers in the Lord are questionable. It was Jethro who guided him to know the God of Abraham. Let me quickly highlight some of the spiritual blessings mentioned. They had a father problem. The word ‘spiritual father’ is common among born-again Christians in the country. When we believe the gospel, we receive full access to the Father, able to call out to Him as His children. Is this spiritual father of God or otherwise?” Kafoteza asked. He's really going to be a good dad to me, and he's going to go straight.". Ephesians 1:1-6 “Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus: 2 Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. You cannot earn it. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him.” Ephesians 1:3-4 Visit our, World Bank data scandal bad for Malawi—economist, Sobering reality check for the Tonse administration, Malawi Govt plans to change financial year. Recognizing a father’s heart and receiving what they have to deposit can produce great rewards that carry into generations that follow. I pray that your father shall pronounce blessings over you. This week’s Jupiter-Saturn conjunction represents one of dozens of theories trying to explain the sign that pointed Magi to Jesus.