PrefaceEach of us can benefit from more healing in our emotions. We have all experienced circumstances that have wounded us emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Consequentially, we may be stuck on a merry-go-round of woundedness. Healing for Damaged Emotions will help stop the merry-go-round, although it is not a quick fix. Healing comes in stages and in layers. Each time we go through the program we get healing on a deeper level. The original program was called Restoring the Foundations and was originated by Chester and Betsy Kilstra. The Healing for Damaged Emotions program contained in this blog has been adapted for our unique community’s needs.
This program was created to be administered one on one or in a team or group setting. It is REQUIRED that when you get to the end of the program and are ready for the deliverance exercises, that you work with another person. DO NOT DO THE DELIVERANCE EXERCISES BY YOURSELF! Get someone who is saved, filled with the Spirit, and full of faith to assist you. If you have any questions please feel free to ask me. Also, if your church or fellowship would be interested in having a Healing for Damaged Emotions Workshop just get in touch with me. Be free, be healed! Blessings, Brenda Johnson Brenda_johnson685@yahoo.comIntroduction
Ever since God threw the devil and his cohorts out of heaven because of their rebellion against Jesus, (Isa. 14:12-15) there has been a great controversy over the eternal destination of the human soul. Fortunately for Believers, Jesus has purchased the redemption of our souls by His death and resurrection (Eph. 1:7, I Pet. 1:3), and He has sealed us with the Holy Spirit for safe keeping until He returns to take us to heaven (Eph. 1:13). That takes care of later. What about now?Jesus has given us His Word, His authority, and His power to help us overcome the lies and deception of the devil. We have the power and authority to shut, lock, and board up permanently any door that may have been knowingly or unknowingly opened to the devil’s oppression. The key is finding out what those doors are and how to close them.
Healing for Damaged Emotions is based on the premise that the authority given to us through belief in the finished work of the Cross, when used appropriately, is more than enough to cancel any oppression the devil can throw our way. We can and WILL be set free (II Cor. 10:4, Eph. 6:12-18).Prerequisites
Just going through the exercises and speaking the words is not enough if you are not saved and Spirit-filled. Even the devil knows if you are just going through the motions.
In order for the exercises in the Healing for Damaged Emotions program to work there are a couple of prerequisites that must be met.
1. Any participant MUST have received Jesus as Savior and Lord.
2. Any participant MUST have received the infilling of the Holy Spirit.
3. Forgiveness (Matt. 6:14, 15)
Forgiveness is a decision to release the offending person or situation from the responsibility of restitution. When we forgive we choose to set them free. We don’t hold the resentment, we don’t hold the bitterness, we let go of our plans for retaliation. We let go of the feeling that they owe us something. Forgiveness is only the first step toward healing. It is a process and it is not determined by our emotions. Forgiveness does not mean that we excuse the wrong that was done. Forgiveness is letting go of the need for restitution. Forgiveness puts the consequences into God’s hands and out of ours. The longer we hold on to the need for retaliation or restitution, the longer we will hold on to the emotional damage.
The next blog post will address the four main areas that can cause emotional pain.