Spirit of Adoption vs. Orphan Spirit

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Spirit of Adoption vs. Orphan Spirit

Human Needs*
Safety
Unconditional Love
Affirmation
Purpose

Frost, Jack and Trisha,
Shiloh Place Ministries

Orphan
Orphan - Biblical definition:
“Comfortless one”
Living as orphans or comfortless ones is living with unresolved unmet needs – either without a family, or in the midst of a family system. This can be seen in our anxiety levels, and by the unhealthy roles we take on to try and be accepted, loved, and welcome in our own families.

There are over 200,000 orphans in the world today

The effect of physical Orphanhood in children •Vulnerability to confusion, anxiety, depression, and behavioral/psychiatric disorders •Failure to thrive and actual physical
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And since you are his child,
God has made you his heir.”
Galatians 4:7
“He predestined us to be adopted as his sons through
Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will-”
Romans 12:2

Helpful Steps to Living Loved
Allow time to Grieve/Be Real
Psalm 62:8 Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.

View Adoption as Good (Borders, et al., 2007)
Ephesians 1:5 He predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will…

Renew our Minds according to the Word
Romans 12:2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind

Recognize and Resource The Family of God
Eph. 4:16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows
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