FATHERS DAY

Father mentioned 1126  times in bible
Father= – chief, (fore-) father ([-less]), X patrimony, principal
Ephesians 3:14 So I kneel humbly in awe before the Father of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, the perfect Father of every father and child in heaven and on the earth. And I pray that he would unveil within you the unlimited riches of his glory and favor until supernatural strength floods your innermost being with his divine might and explosive power.
SOMETHING CHANGES WHEN WE BECOME FATHERS
Gen 17:5  No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations. 

TODAY’S SOCIETY WANT YOU TO BELIEVE MEN ARE NOT MEN

Pro_30:11  There is a generation that curses its father, And does not bless its mother.
2Sa 17:10  And even he who is valiant, whose heart is like the heart of a lion, will melt completely. For all Israel knows that your father is a mighty man, and those who are with him are valiant men.
2Co 10:12  For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise

WE ARE PRIEST IN OUR HOMES

Lev_16:32  And the priest, who is anointed and consecrated to minister as priest in his father’s place, shall make atonement, and put on the linen clothes, the holy garments; HOLY SPIRIT CLOTHES US
Ephesians 3:14So I kneel humbly in awe before the Father of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, the perfect Father of every father and child in heaven and on the earth. And I pray that he would unveil within you the unlimited riches of his glory and favor until supernatural strength floods your innermost being with his divine might and explosive power.
Gen 2:24  Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh
Eph 5:23  For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body Eph 5:26  that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, 
Eph 5:27  that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. 
Eph 5:28  So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself.
Pro 1:8  My son, hear the instruction of your father, And do not forsake the law of your mother

WHAT ARE PRIEST DUTIES

1. LEAD
Psa 25:1  A Psalm of David. To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul. 
Psa 25:2  O my God, I trust in You; Let me not be ashamed; Let not my enemies triumph over me. 
Psa 25:3  Indeed, let no one who waits on You be ashamed; Let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause. 
Psa 25:4  Show me Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths. 
Psa 25:5  Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day. 

2. TRAIN
Pro 22:6  Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it. 
1 John 2:27 But the wonderful anointing you have received from God is so much greater than their deception and now lives in you. There’s no need for anyone to keep teaching you. His anointing teaches you all that you need to know, for it will lead you into truth, not a counterfeit. So just as the anointing has taught you, remain in him.

3. BLESS
FATHERS BLESSING Gen 49:1  And Jacob called his sons and said, “Gather together, that I may tell you what shall befall you in the last days: 

 DID YOU GET YOUR BLESSING?  A Father’s Blessing

We often hear about God’s love for us, and it is described as how a father loves a child.
Maybe for some of you it’s hard to grasp how a Heavenly Father can love you unconditionally when you never experienced that from an Earthly Father.  Maybe your earthly father didn’t treat you or care for you the way a father should.  Perhaps the image that comes to your mind when you hear the word “father” isn’t a pleasant one.  Maybe you have experienced abusive behavior, neglect, harsh words, unmet needs, or other wounds from your father, or from a husband, or some other man you have been in relationship with.
 A father’s relationship with his daughter is important because he’s the first man she’ll get to know in life. In other words, he’s the standard for what she’ll expect of a man and lifelong partner.
How many men have heard their father tell them “I love you” or “I’m proud of you”?  When you think about your own father, what do you picture? What did he teach you?
I have good news … through the power of Holy Spirit, the Lord can go back and heal any of those wounds with His perfect love! 
Please sit back, listen, and allow me to do two things … first allow me to say on behalf of all those men who may have ever hurt you, in whatever way … I’m sorry, forgive me.
And second, please allow me to speak this blessing over each of you …
A father’s role is to protect, to provide, to bless, and to establish his children’s identity. Maybe your father did that for you; maybe he didn’t.
Maybe he died before you were ready, or left you for some other reason such as divorce.
Perhaps he abandoned you …or abused you: sexually, …physically, …verbally, … or emotionally… perhaps you were molested by your father or someone he allowed to hurt you.
Perhaps he had nothing to do with you, was distant, removed and showed no interest in you. 
Maybe he smothered you with so much attention that you haven’t been able to break away to be your own person…
Or he terrified you with his anger and rage.

Perhaps he blamed you for all his troubles, so that you suffered for things other people did to him …
Perhaps he blamed you for things that were not your fault at all.
Maybe he worked too much or played too hard and never spent time with you… missed your ball games or your school programs.
Maybe he spent too much time with you forcing to become the athlete or student you never wanted to be, reliving his life through you.

Perhaps he left you in the care of hurtful, dangerous people… Maybe he didn’t see or believe you when you went to him for help…
Perhaps he was just too preoccupied with himself to see anything you wanted or needed then. I really don’t know….

If you are willing to hear the words of a broken father speaking to you…. please close your eyes for a few minutes.

I realize I am not your father, but please allow me to stand in for him, and in the place of your father who may, or may not have said any of these things… please allow yourself to hear these words…
I ask your Heavenly Father to richly bless you in all the places I failed to bless you.

I ask the Lord Jesus Christ, by the power of His Cross and Blood, to set you free now from any harsh, hurtful, or cruel words that I said… especially the ones you keep remembering.

I ask the Lord to set you free from all the hurts and injuries you sustained from me or from others in whose care I placed you … both physical hurts as well as emotional hurts.

I ask the Holy Spirit to set you free from: rejection, heartache, disappointments, dreads, grief, fear or rage you cannot resolve.

And I as you to forgive me  for any other struggles I may have caused you… May you be healed from being ignored by me…or overindulged by me.

If I ever made you feel worthless, less than adequate, or not good enough… I am deeply sorry and ask you to please forgive me.

May the Lord set you free from working so hard to please me when nothing ever would.  May the Lord set you free from trying to get from me what I never had to give you … Please forgive me.
May the Lord set you free from blaming me for failing you… not because I need that, but so you can be free to grow … to receive … and to achieve … To be creative in ways you have not yet imagined… May the Lord give you all the things I was unable or unwilling to give you…
May the Lord guide you in ways I never could and grant you peace.

May the Lord free you from the effects of my addictions, my anxieties and my anger… especially if any of those have carried over to you.
May the Lord free you from feeling that you have to always be perfect or that you have to be what I expected you to be.  I pray that God will help you to see that the hurt and pain I caused you came from my own childhood. Hurt people hurt people.  It limited me, and I am so sorry if it has limited you.

I pray that God will remove from you any belief that you were not wanted…or loved.
I pray that you have no doubt that you are the gender you are supposed to be.

I pray that the Lord will release you from any unhealthy bond that you may have with me… I want you to keep all of the good that came from me, and give the garbage to God.
I’m so sorry.    I pray you are able to find it in your heart to forgive me.           
Let me decree and declare this over you …

  • You are beautiful!
  • You are unique!
  • You are kind!
  • You are worthy of love!
  • You are powerful and strong!
  • You are awesome!
  • You are smart and funny!
  • You are kind!
  • You are forgiven! You are forgiven!
  • You are a world changer!
  • You are the righteousness of God through Jesus Christ!
  • You are a princess / prince of the Most High King!
  • You are the head and not the tail!
  • You are radically loved!
  • You are a Mighty Woman / Man of God!
  • You, yes you, are worth dying for!

My precious daughter / son… I love you. I am so proud of you. I am so glad you were born. Take flight … soar into the heights of God’s destiny for you… be blessed, In Jesus name!