From Dana Thompson
Having the right kind of relationship is a critical factor in understanding the relationship between a father and son. If we desire to obtain the greatest impartation of the character and anointing; our relationships must grow deeper. The depth of relationship increases the effectiveness of the flow of the Spirit – intimacy.
If we are looking for the will of God, the will of God will be made known through our obedience.” Listen to this parable of two sons, “But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, ‘Son, go, work today in my vineyard. He answered and said, ‘I will not,’ but afterward he regretted it and went. Then he came to the second and said likewise. And he answered and said, ‘I [go], sir,’ but he did not go. Which of the two did the will of [his] father?” They said to Him, “The first.” Jesus said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you that tax collectors and harlots enter the kingdom of God before you.” Notice the question, which of the two did the will of his father? In this scripture, the will of God is tied directly to obedience of the son.
A son listens to his father.
A son honors his spiritual father through acknowledgement, service, referral and giving
A son pursues a father, he will not hide from his father; he will discuss his thoughts, concerns and deep feelings with his father.
There has to be a clear communication between father and son. A son must make specific requests of a spiritual father, so as to indicate that he wants his father’s blessing, and wants to inherit his grace.
When Elisha stated his request he said, “Let me inherit…” (2 Kings 2:9) By using the words ‘let me’, Elisha was asking Elijah to give his consent and approval. Elijah’s permission was an essential component for an endowment to take place.
A son imitates