Relational Spirit

Background

The other side of the Orphan Spirit is the Relational Spirit.

Verses

  1. Genesis
    • Sarah’s Death and Burial
      • And Sarah died at Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan, and Abraham went in to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her.
      • And Abraham rose up from before his dead and said to the Hittites, 
      • “I am a sojourner and foreigner among you; give me property among you for a burying place, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.”
      • The Hittites answered Abraham,
      • “Hear us, my lord; you are a prince of God among us. Bury your dead in the choicest of our tombs. None of us will withhold from you his tomb to hinder you from burying your dead.”
      • Abraham rose and bowed to the Hittites, the people of the land.
        ( Genesis 23:2-7 ) [Link]
    • Mourning and Burial of Jacob
      • So Joseph went up to bury his father. With him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his household, and all the elders of the land of Egypt,
      • as well as all the household of Joseph, his brothers, and his father’s household. Only their children, their flocks, and their herds were left in the land of Goshen.
      • And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen. It was a very great company.
      • 10 When they came to the threshing floor of Atad, which is beyond the Jordan, they lamented there with a very great and grievous lamentation, and he made a mourning for his father seven days.
      • 11 When the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning on the threshing floor of Atad, they said, “This is a grievous mourning by the Egyptians.” Therefore the place was named Abel-mizraim; it is beyond the Jordan.
      • 12 Thus his sons did for him as he had commanded them,
      • 13 for his sons carried him to the land of Canaan and buried him in the cave of the field at Machpelah, to the east of Mamre, which Abraham bought with the field from Ephron the Hittite to possess as a burying place.
      • 14 After he had buried his father, Joseph returned to Egypt with his brothers and all who had gone up with him to bury his father.
        ( Genesis 50:7-14 ) [Link]
  2. Exodus
    • The Glory of the LORD ( Exodus 33:14-15 )
      • …And the LORD answered, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
      • If Your presence does not go with us,” Moses replied, “do not lead us up from here.
        ( Link )
  3. Joshua
    • Rahab Welcomes the Spies ( Joshua 2:11-14 )
      • When we heard about it, we lost heart. There was no courage left in any of us because of you.
      • The Lord your God is the God of heaven and earth.
      • Please swear by the Lord that you’ll be as kind to my father’s family as I’ve been to you. Also give me some proof
      • that you’ll protect my father, mother, brothers, sisters, and their households, and that you’ll save us from death.”
      • The men promised her, “We pledge our lives for your lives. If you don’t tell anyone what we’re doing here, we’ll treat you kindly and honestly when the Lord gives us this land.
        ( Link )
  4. Mark
    • The Ministry of the Twelve ( Mark 6:6-8 )
      • And He was amazed at their unbelief.
      • And He went around from village to village, teaching the people.
      • Then Jesus called the Twelve to Him and began to send them out two by two, giving them authority over unclean spirits.
      • He instructed them to take nothing but a staff for the journey—no bread, no bag, no money in their belts—…
        ( Link )
  5. Matthew
    • The Parable of the Weeds (  Matthew 13:24-30 )
      • Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.
      • But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away.
      • When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.
      • “The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’
      • “‘An enemy did this,’ he replied.
      •  “The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’
      •  “‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them.
      • Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’”
        ( Link
  6. Hebrews
    • Brotherly Love ( Hebrew 13:1-3 )
      • Continue in brotherly love.
      • Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.
      • Remember those in prison as if you were bound with them, and those who are mistreated as if you were suffering with them.…
        ( Link )
  7.  Revelations
    • Revelation 3:20
      • King James Version (KJV)
        Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
        ( Link )

 

Summary

Family, when you are in ministry, please keep an eye on your relational spirit.

How you give to people, how you cover and watch over them.

The Devil will invariably try to sow some sour seeds in your midst.

It is up to you to love over people, keep good notes, and stay with people especially in the embryonic stages of new ventures.

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