Summary: Fathers Day sermon series for the month of June

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Sunday June 22nd, 2008

“Divine Emotional Healing”

Mind, Emotion, Physical

Title: The Father Wound II

This morning I’d like to continue preaching on the subject of “The Father Wound”. Church Emotional healing is just as important an physically healing in regards to Divine Healing. God’ has really impressed me to preach part B today. So this morning if you have your bible’s I’d like you to turn to:

Mal 4: 4-6

4 “ Remember the Law of Moses, My servant,

Which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel,

With the statutes and judgments.

5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet

Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD.

6 And he will turn

The hearts of the fathers to the children,

And the hearts of the children to their fathers,

Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.”

I am going to tell you what, when you begin dealing emotional wounding, and begin separating the truth from a lie, the devil doesn’t like it. This week I haven’t slept, have had heartburn every night, just totally felt drained this week.

Church, there are folks here …….that are bound…. emotionally due to the relationship they had with their Father… that is affecting and oppressing…. their relationship ….with God

Listen, spiritual oppression ……. Subordinates our will

………Captivates our minds

……… Limits or relationships

Spiritual oppression takes up our energy to act upon spiritual things,

Listen, the Adversary doesn’t want me to preach this morning, because the Father Wound has done generational damage that infects every Christian in some form, that limits what Christ can do through us.

John 8:32

Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

It is God’s desire that you be set free from the Bondage of Father Wounds.

Let me be clear this morning;

The Way you view your earthen father………….. will determine….. how you view your…. Heavenly Father, because your subconscious… is fundamentally trained to process the word “father”. to the nearest example.. in your life.

How do we heal the “Father Wound?”

Last week we discussed that first step to emotional healing was that we must validate that the Father Wound Exist, and second we must confess that we cannot deal with the Father Wound alone.

In the movie Dad there was a part in it where, not knowing how long Jack has to live, Jack asks his son a question that hit me like a ton of bricks: he asks” we’ve never hugged before…can we try now?” As the story continues John see’s that he tried to fulfill his longing for a relationship with his dad with work, and was setting his own young son up to continue the cycle.

John hesitates at first, but he agrees, and father and son are seen embracing for the first time in their life.

Watching “DAD” was like running my heart through a cheese grater for two hours and as soon as it was through I broke down in front of my class sobbing uncontrollably. John’s story had hit the deepest nerve of my heart: I was the hard charging, empty workaholic who was starved for his father’s love and acceptance. The worst part was I didn’t know what to do about it.

What do you do when you identify the Father Wound?

3.) Expose The Father Wound

Validating is simply confirming that the wound exist,

Alex Queener, surgery last Wed morning/Wed night I told him he was faking/showed me a pic of his stapled leg/good thing I already ate/ he said” now there’ proof”.

Now Church, we can deal with physical wounds, we have antiseptics, Neosporin, gauze, staples, stitches, skin grafts and bandages. We are ok with flesh wounds. But the emotional gash that is unseen by the human eye is far more devastating, because these wounds often aren’t cared for properly and all to often become infected and can consume the whole body.

Exposing the emotional wound is doing something about it

This morning,… isn’t it about time… that you expose your wounded heart before God?

It about time that you open up your righteous band aid to the wound

Isaiah 64:6

But we are all like an unclean thing, And all our righteousness are like filthy rags;

This morning you have got an opportunity to allow your wound’s to breathe, out from under those “filthy rags” you have bound them up with.

When you expose your wound to God, you are saying that

Your way isn’t working,

Your way is only numbing the pain,

Your way has infected other areas of your life.

I need to say this:

If your father abused you physically, mentally or sexually

“You are not going to live up to his expectations” Preach

Your abusive father’s expectations were selfish, and unattainable.

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