Archive for the 'Inner Healing' Category

The root of unforgiveness

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

While it is true that unforgiveness involves a lack of thankfulness for what God’s done for us (in paying such a steep price for our own sins), but the true root of unforgiveness has to do with a lack of trust in God. The reason that a person holds so tightly to unforgiveness is because they feel like they are the only one who is concerned about justice coming to that person who wronged them. They do not believe that God is going to ensure that justice happens. God’s Word tells us to give place to wrath so that He can do something about what was done against us, but if we take it into our own hands, we fail to give place to wrath, and can actually hinder God from doing something about it. Do we want the person off our hook, or God’s? Then we need to handle things the way that God has commanded of us in His Word.

One of the keys to living a life of forgiveness, is getting it down into your spirit that God truly cares for you and what is done against you, and will bring justice to those who wrong us as we trust Him with those situations.

Using the opposite to bring healing

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

This is a great rule of thumb that I believe is important to keep in mind when ministering. Whatever Satan uses to cause an emotional wound or bondage, usually the key to healing or restoration lies in utalizing the opposite tool which God has given us.

For example, somebody suffering from rejection needs to receive in their heart the reality of their being accepted, loved, and appreciated by their heavenly Father. REJECTION causes the wound, but ACCEPTANCE heals the wound.

Another example is somebody suffering from a bondage to religion and religious strongholds. The opposite of dead religion is genuine relationship, so such a person must come to grips with the reality of the beautiful and meaningful relationship that God desires to have with them. RELIGION creates the bondage, but RELATIONSHIP dissolves the bondage.

Somebody suffering with issues of self-hate will find that coming to truly love and appreciate the person that God has made in them brings tremendous healing. SELF-REJECTION is the problem, but SELF-ACCEPTANCE is the answer. Now I’m not saying that we ought to be stuck up about ourselves, but rather a type of loving oneself to where they are humbly loving and accepting the person that God has made in them. I have an entire teaching on loving yourself in a Godly way on the GreatBibleStudy.com web site.

While there are often demons behind these types of bondages, the inner wounds must be healed, and using the opposite of Satan’s tools is a powerful key to bring healing to damaged emotions and bondages.