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Revelation of the Mystery of Fathering and Fatherlessness
by Bill Brady
Fatherlessness is a qualification for becoming a spiritual father.
- This is not just for men.
- This is for women too.
- Sisters, you can be spiritual fathers too.
- Fatherlessness qualifies you just as much as it qualifies men.
The mystery of fathering is part of the mystery of sonship.
- Sonship is one of the laws of Zion.
- Understanding the mystery of fathering includes understanding the mystery of fatherlessness.
I first began to understand the mystery of fatherlessness when I saw it at work.
- I saw it at work in the three generations of my family that came before me.
- And I saw it at work in my own life.
- I saw how Father redeemed me from fatherlessness.
- And made me into a spiritual father.
There is fatherlessness throughout my family.
- It is on both my father’ and mother’s sides.
- I can trace it back four generations.
- Many mothers raised their children without the presence of a father in the home.
- Mothers coped with a husband who was unable to fully function as a father.
- Fatherlessness was passed down to both my father and my mother.
- Then it was passed down to me.
My parents did the best that they could to raise their two children.
- There was lots of love.
- There was always food and good family activities.
- One day my father apologized to me in tears.
- He said that he had not been the father to me that he had wanted to be.
- I was embarrassed.
- I was a young adolescent and had never seen my father cry before.
- I didn’t know what to think or feel.
Years later one ministering emotional healing to me asked,
- “Have you ever seen your father cry?”
- Holy Spirit knows us and can heal us.
- He heals us from the ache of fatherlessness.
There was lots of love in my family.
- However, no one ever said, “I love you”.
- Until I moved back home as an adult.
- I had been baptized in the Holy Spirit.
- I began saying “I love you” to Mom and Dad.
- Over the years we said, “I love you” to each other many times.
I come from a family of men and women effected by fatherlessness.
- I come from a family full of love.
- We are a family of men who did the best that they could to be fathers.
- They loved their families as much as they knew how.
- I come from a family of strong women.
- Many were forced to function as both mothers and fathers.
- They loved their families and did the best that they could.
Now in my 60’s, Abba Father has finally put the whole picture together for me.
- I have seen the mystery of fatherlessness at work in my family.
- I now see both the fatherlessness and the love.
- I see that my parents both did the best that they could.
- I was and am loved.
After being born again I was gathered into a local church.
- There an elder took me under his wing and became a father to me.
- He reparented me, filling in many gaps.
- He gave me self-confidence.
- He worked himself out of every job that he held in the church.
- He gave them to me one by one until I too was an elder.
Later, I moved on and was baptized in the Holy Spirit.
- I was hired as an assistant pastor by a pastor who also fathered me.
- I came to him still broken.
- He told me later that he almost let me go.
- Each time I visited my parents I came back under the influence of the family familiar spirits.
- When I returned from time off I was useless for ministry for several weeks.
Soon after I was baptized in the Holy Spirit I had a dream.
- In the dream, I was walking up a creek bed filled with stones.
- I was finding gold amongst the stones.
- Next scene I was speaking words.
- Next scene I discovered that the same words were spoken by Elijah.
I have carried the spirit of Elijah for many years in preparation for this day.
- John the Baptist, who also carried that same spirit, is one of my men in white linen.
- Father Abraham is another of my men in white linen.
The spirit of Elijah:
- “He will also go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah,
- ‘to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,’
- and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just,
- to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”
What is the spirit of Elijah?
- Elijah the Prophet fathered Elisha into the office of the prophet as his replacement.
- Elisha saw Elijah taken up to heaven in a fiery chariot.
- He cried out, “My Father, My Father! The chariots of Israel and the horsemen thereof!”
- Elijah was Elisha’s spiritual father.
I carry the spirit of Elijah.
- It turns the hearts of the fathers to the children.
- It has turned my heart to be inclined to my spiritual children.
- In doing so, it has made me into a spiritual father.
- Father imparts fathering to us by imparting the spirit of Elijah to us.
What is a mother’s role?
- She loves and nurtures her children.
- She teaches them right from wrong.
- This is the simplified version as all moms well know.
What is a father’s role?
- He takes over from the mother in early adolescence.
- He models for his sons how to be a man and father.
- He models for his daughters how to be a woman and a wife.
- This is also the simplified version.
Young men and women who have been fathered are different.
- A young man who has been fathered properly will respect women.
- A young woman who has been fathered properly will respect herself.
- And wait to find a fully fathered young man to marry.
- No condemnation to any of us.
- Few in these days have been fully fathered.
Along the way, a father imparts destiny to both his sons and daughters.
- Joseph did this for his step son, Jesus.
- As a result, Jesus went into His step father’s family business.
- He was a fine carpenter in his step-father’s business.
- When it was time He then went into His Heavenly Father’s business at age thirty.
This is the way that it is designed to be.
- Our fathers impart destiny into us.
- Without this we will not mature fully as a man or woman.
- We will not fully move into our destiny.
- We will not be able to be all that we are meant to be as fathers and mothers.
- A young man or woman who has not been fully fathered will pass along their incompleteness to their children.
- Fatherlessness is passed on from generation to generation.
The big picture of fathering and fatherlessness.
- So, now you have the answer to what’s wrong with the world.
- What we see is many broken and incomplete men and women.
- All are doing the best that they can.
- Few are fully linked to the next generation.
- Fatherlessness is passed down from generation to generation.
- None of us are whole.
- This has been happening since the fall.
It will continue to happen in each family until the broken chain is restored.
- By a spiritual father.
- Empowered with the spirit of Elijah.
The broken chain is being put back together in our time.
- The first whole links have been made by the spirit of Elijah.
- Those links that have been made whole are spiritual fathers.
- There are many such men and women in this day.
- They are being raised up to be spiritual fathers.
- The next spiritual generation will be healed and whole.
Each of us is called to be a spiritual father at some level.
- Each of us will come from a family generational back ground of fatherlessness.
- Each will have been restored by Abba, their loving heavenly father.
Your family is not that different from mine.
- Familiar spirits that brought affliction to your generations were meant by the accuser for evil.
- But all was meant by God for a positive blueprint of family destiny.
Look carefully at Abraham’s family.
- In a sense, they are the First Family for all of us.
- This is because Abraham is our father.
- They are the first family, the first dysfunctional family and the first soap opera.
The result is God’s grace on display.
- From this background God raised Joseph up to rule over Egypt.
- And save Egypt and his family from famine.
We are Josephs.
- We are the ones destined to rule.
- We are manifest sons.
- Manifest sons will be sent out to father their own sons into manifest sonship.
- We are the generation that has been awaited since Adam’s fall.
The generations just before yours were devastated.
- This was Pharaoh trying to kill Moses.
- This was Herod trying to kill Jesus.
- You arrived at this time in brokenness.
- As part of a broken family.
- The one who came to steal, kill and destroy did his best and failed.
You and I are here.
- The One who came to give you abundant life took over from there.
- He is the one who calls you to spiritual fathering.
We are those least likely to be a good parent.
- But we are those most likely to be a spiritual father.
- Our human inability qualifies us.
- His ability empowers us.
- The greater the devastation; the greater the empowerment.
This was true of Abraham.
- God called him a father of many nations when he was not a father of anyone.
- From there things got worse.
- Year after year went by until Abraham’s wife was way too old to have a baby.
- And Abraham himself was too old.
- In this place of inability God gave a child through resurrection.
- Then God called Abraham to sacrifice that child, his only child, now grown to be a man.
- Again, resurrection!
- Abraham received Isaac back from the brink of death.
Resurrection will do the same in your life.
- If God has called you to be a spiritual father, then believe for it.
- And it will happen.
God’s mysteries are hidden in plain sight in the scriptures.