The Spiritual Beginning of the Orphaned Spirit: The Orphaned Spirit is as old as time, and began as a result of the Fall. Adam and Eve were beautifully created by God and had total intimacy with Him. They walked in the Garden with Him. They talked to Him and most likely could even feel His touch. Sin had not yet separated man from God. But all of that ended when they were tempted by the serpent and ate of the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. They were cast out of the Garden and lost their relationship with God and with it the idealic life they knew in the Garden, where every need was met. Soon after we see the first murder within the next generation, when Cain, the son of Adam and Eve, killed his brother Able because of jealousy that God had favored Able’s offering over Cain’s. Death is the final outcome of evil and sin.
But when Jesus, the new Adam and Son of God, comes to earth fully God and fully man, he redeems time back to the fall when he says in John 14:18, “I will no longer leave you as orphans. I will come to you.” It is through Jesus’ death and resurrection that we can be adopted into the family of God and know the Father as our heavenly Father. We also have the Holy Spirit by which we have intimacy with God for He dwells within the believer.
Since Jesus Has Come: Yet there is still sin, the world and the devil we struggle against daily. The orphan spirit roams the earth ready to oppress us. The landing pad of this spirit in us is the Orphaned Heart wound. It is a human wound caused by rejection and/or abandonment by someone who should have loved us, often by our father, but also by our mother. The earlier and deeper the wound, the more vulnerable we are to attachment of the orphan spirit. Once this spirit attaches to us, we begin to see the world from the perspective of the orphan spirit. We become hostile, jealous, isolated, self-centered, contentious, self-reliant, unable to receive admonition, and cannot give or receive love easily. The only way to be delivered from the orphan spirit is to receive healing of the orphaned wound.
How to Heal the Orphaned Heart: Acceptance of Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior is by far the easiest and fastest way for healing to begin, because we come to know God as our Father and thus the healing power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit can only reside in those who have repented and accepted Jesus as their Savior. We must be in a safe community of believers, especially becoming members of fellowships with those who also desire the healing of the Orphaned Heart. This will supply prayer support, love, encouragement and accountability. Very important in the healing process is participating in special inner-healing prayer sessions, such as healing from past memories, forgiving the perpetrator, healing from toxic shame, among other prayers.
Healing the Orphaned Heart in America:
In 2013 the Holy Spirit directed Janet to begin bringing this healing to those in the United States who suffer from the same Orphaned Heart Wound, but for different reasons. In the U.S. we do not have as many physical orphans as found in Africa, but we have psychological orphans, those who have been rejected and abandoned by their father or mother. Especially troubling is the epidemic in the U.S. of choosing to have children without fathers. This can form the orphaned heart wound in a child at a very early stage because it is damaging to the soul of a child to not have a father. We were made in the image of God and fatherhood is central in the Trinity.
In May, 2013 Janet began her first training sessions as a guest lecturer for a women’s small group (under the apt leadership of Pauline George) by speaking at their weekend retreat. By Pauline’s invitation, she continued to teach four sessions after the retreat and then a closing retreat a few months later. God dramatically spoke to the women and began to heal their orphaned hearts. They are continuing on the road of healing under Pauline’s leadership.
Janet also led a five-week training in her home for 10 people and a three-week introductory sesssion in the CountyJail under a special program called the HOPE program.
This healing ministry is so needed in the United States and Janet will continue to go where God sends her in His time and by the leading of the Holy Spirit.