Healing from Daughter/Sonship
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Revelation & Healing
Whilst attending a "School of the Supernatural" workshop, I was given a chart that would change my life. It was through this "Orphan vs Sonship" chart that I received a revelation of who I really am in Christ!
Let me expand...
For many of my Christian years, I had always known that I was a "daughter of God". I had been taught this, and told this, numerous times over the years. People had prayed over me for healing using that expression, and even God Himself had spoken to me through people addressing me as, "My daughter". But all this time, daughtership was only "head knowledge" to me, nothing more than that. It was only when it became a "heart revelation" that I saw and experienced its power!
In other words: while knowing I was a daughter of God for all these years, I had not experienced it or even knew to practice it!
Worse than that, I had in fact been operating mostly with an orphan spirit. I had seen God heal people from the most terrible sicknesses and diseases (some even terminal), and I had even known He had raised many of the dead (mostly in third world countries), yet in all honesty I had never truly believed that He loved me enough to heal me.
And so with my new-found revelation, I prayed for my own healing. The pain left me for the first time in over 20 years! There truly is power in daughtership!
Stewarding the Healing
Now, a month prior to all the revelation and healing, I had booked to see a doctor for a check-up. Unfortunately, she was on holiday for the whole month, and so my appointment was scheduled for her return, which happened to be 2 days after I experienced my healing. I went ahead with the appointment anyway, if only to tell her about my miracle.
In the midst of diagnosis, the doctor asked if she could examine me. I hesitated for a moment as I had not expected this at all. She reassured me that she was going to be gentle. And so, I agreed.
To my horror, she was far from gentle! She gave no regard for my body, and treated me extremely rough. I was left reeling in pain. I was angry; angry at myself for letting the situation happen. But then I didn't know that I had to defend myself from doctors; I thought they were supposed to be on my side.
I came home in tears as pain began to return to my body. I cried out to my Father in heaven - if anything to say sorry that I had not stewarded the healing that He gave me just two days earlier. Anger, hurt, and regret were all mixed up in my heart.
I scoured the "Orphan and Sonship" chart again, and there under "Security", I recognised that I was operating in an orphan spirit: I was insecure with a definite lack of peace! In that instant, I also realised that the enemy was acting quickly to try to steal, kill, and destroy the security that God had given me! The enemy was trying to nip my daughtership in the bud. So, now it had become more than a just a physical problem, it was also a spiritual battle!
And so, I hastened to practice my daughtership again:
I pictured myself as a little girl running to her father, telling Him that someone has hurt her, and asking if He could make it better!
Then I pictured Him holding me, loving me, smiling, and saying "Yes"
I ran this image in my head and my heart over and over again during the course of that evening.
I dreaded bedtime, a time when in relieving myself for the night, I would know the full extent of my pain. I braced myself for the worst...
To my astonishment, there was no pain at all!
How could this be?
Then I realised, I had just experienced a second wave of the power of daughtership! I praised Him profusely,
"My Papa in heaven! You truly are my Papa, and You love me so so so much. You have made it all better like You said You would!".
Needless to say, I slept soundly that night; anger left my heart, peace and joy returned in leaps and bounds. I had not only defeated the enemy by practising my daughtership, but the revelation knowledge of "who I am in Christ" had also become more real than ever!
The next morning when I woke up, I felt His arms around me, His love, and His peace came over me like never before. I could not fully describe it, but I felt at home, like I belonged and did not need to say anything. So I was just quiet, savouring every moment, knowing in my spirit that whatever happens, I will be OK -- because He is my Papa.
I call Him "Papa" now, and I call Him that because to me "Father" is too formal, and "Daddy" is the word I used to call my earthly father (and I didn't want to call Him the same). Calling Him "Papa" in my prayers brings more intimacy than calling Him "Father or Daddy" - and somehow it connects me to Him in a different way to before. Before He felt distant, but now He feels so close, just right there; all ears, listening to everything I have to say because He loves me.
A Powerful Scripture
A few days later, God revealed to me, yet another thing hidden in one of the most powerful scriptures - that of the woman with the issue of blood, Matthew 9:20-22, Mark 5:24-34, Luke 8:42-48.
As Jesus was on his way, the crowds almost crushed him. 43 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, but no one could heal her. 44 She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped.
45 “Who touched me?” Jesus asked.
When they all denied it, Peter said, “Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you.”
46 But Jesus said, “Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me.”
47 Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at his feet. In the presence of all the people, she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed. 48 Then he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.”
It had niggled me for years why Jesus called the woman "Daughter". I always got the impression that she was an older woman than Jesus Himself, so I had often wondered why He didn't call her "Woman" (just as He had called His mother on a couple of occasions).
Then it suddenly hit me! She had the faith of a daughter of God! That must have been what unleashed the power to come out of Jesus. By calling her "Daughter" not only was He acknowledging her daughtership status, but also her faith and practice of it (as she reached out to touch Him with the belief she would be healed). So, this one small word "Daughter" was the big clue to this very revelation in this scripture.
I heard a preacher once said that there are two great revelations for a person to be truly transformed:
The revelation of Jesus's death on the cross and His resurrection;
The Father heart of God, and the power that lies in being His sons and daughters.
This is absolutely true! There are so many Christians for which their sonship/daughtership is stuck as "head knowledge" (like it was for me for many years), and never become a 'heart revelation". Consequently, they live a life of poverty (in many realms); so many things hinge on sonship/daughtership: healing, authority, power, to name but a few. So, my prayer for them is that their "child of God" status will become a heart revelation.
I hope this story inspires you not only to know, experience, but also to practice your status of being a son/daughter of God (for those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour). It is not a one-off thing, it's a journey! You may have to keep going back again and again to the chart, but know that there is power in sonship, and so much inheritance and blessings waiting to be unleashed to you. That's why God adopted us as His sons and daughters, it is the only way that He can give us His inheritance.
All the glory be to Him -- my faithful, wonderful, loving Papa!
© Elma Larsen. All rights reserved
Orphan vs Sonship chart, taken from "School of the Supernatural" handbook, Spirit Life Ministries.