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Healing for the Broken Soul

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Soul is the Mind, Will & Emotions
Healing of the inner soul:
It’s the process through prayer that we are set free from feelings or resentment, rejection, self pity, depression, guilt, fear, sorrow, hatred, suffering, condemnation or worthlessness.
Romans 12:2 NIV
2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
John 14:27 The Living Bible
27 “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart! And the peace I give isn’t fragile like the peace the world gives. So don’t be troubled or afraid.
Many Christians are in good physical condition but emotionally crippled, limping through life.
Jeremiah saw the spiritual & emotional condition of the people of Israel & he cried out in…
Jeremiah 8:22 NIV
22 Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then is there no healing for the wound of my people?
Balm of Gilead was a rare perfume used medicinally on wounds. It was named for the region of Gilead where it was produced.
ILL - Dad and foot wound...

Steps in Wound Care

Unlike physical wounds, emotional wounds are many times hidden...
ILL - Woman with the spider bite. She came to our house. She had refused treatment. She was bitten by a Brown Recluse Spider. Her flesh was eaten away. The wound was pretty obvious. Emotional Wounds are not as easy to detect & identify.

Step 1 Reveal

If you are not sure of your emotional wounds… through prayer allow the Holy Spirit to reveal and show you hurts so you can identify the root cause.
ILL - Avuse in childhood, marriage - physical or mental… teacher

Step 2 Deal

Choose to deal with the hurt rather than support, deny or self medicate. Inner healing is not going into the past and digging up sordid details. It’s not seeing how much garbage we can remember. Instead it’s throwing away all the garbage that is there. It’s having Jesus shine his divine light in all those dark places. Where Satan has hidden hurts & painful memories. It’s Jesus walking hand in hand through every second of our lives… past & present. It’s admitting our need for God to restore us.

Results: Peace

If we could use one word to describe the results of inner healing, it would be peace. Think of Biblical Characters qho had deep needs and were given peace.
1. Saul of Tarsus -
Before he was Paul, he killed Christians. Then he became one.
2. Peter -
He felt shame for denying Christ.
3. David -
He was an adulterer and a murderer. He must have had many painful memories.
Philippians 4:7 NIV
7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Isaiah 26:3 NIV
3 You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.
Why do we need Emotional Healing?
We are leaving a legacy. What we choose not to deal with can be passed down to the next generation.
Hurting People Hurt people.
We can’t fully fulfill our God given calling without inserting God into our broken places and we all have them.
Someone said
A good marriage is when you find two people whose broken pieces fit together.

Step 3 Heal

Inner healing requires two steps.

1. Breaking Satans bondage and reclaiming our inheritance.

A. Choose to forgive.
Matthew 6:14–15 NLT
14 “If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. 15 But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.
B. Bind spirits of fear, anger, jealousy… loose

2. Prayer for healing of memories.

ILL - Cousin brought me up on Ferris Wheel
ILL - Elevator - Aunee - caught in elevator. Fear can be transferred… sister afraid of water - I never took swimming lessons.

How to get free and stay free

1. Invite Jesus into every painful memory.

Visualize Him holding your hand, cradling you in His lap.

2. Prayer for Healing of Memories.

How to Keep your Inner Healing

We can ??? negative attributes and confessions back if you start dwelling on old wounds.
ILL - Scab - don’t open old wounds.

1. Pray without ceasing.

Live in an attitude of prayer. Wake up with a prayer & go to sleep with a prayer. Dreaming … shopping

2. Read your Bible and Spiritual books regularly.

3. Praise the Lord always.

Develop a positive outlook.
1 Thessalonians 5:16 NLT
16 Always be joyful.
Ephesians 5:20 NLT
20 And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

4. Daily commit yourself to the Lord.

Pray for hHis guidance and wisdom. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal things you are doing that are not pleasing to God. Stop bad habits.
Philippians 4:13 NLT
13 For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.

5. Dedicate your home to the Lord.

Surround yourself with spiritual things that glorify God… Christian music, books, TV Shows, CD’s, Pray for the perfect balance of being int he world but not of the world. No compromises.

6. Stand against Satan

Take authority over Satan when he comes against you and bind him in Jesus name.
If a spirit of fear is bothering you… you say, Spirit of Fear, I cast you out in the name of Jesus
Matthew 12:29 NLT
29 For who is powerful enough to enter the house of a strong man and plunder his goods? Only someone even stronger—someone who could tie him up and then plunder his house.
Mark 16:17 NLT
17 These miraculous signs will accompany those who believe: They will cast out demons in my name, and they will speak in new languages.
Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
James 4:7 NLT
7 So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Keep repeating this over and over. Perfect love cast out all fear. Keep your eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of the faith. Resist a negative, complaining spirit. Your words can be spirit filled

7. Get into a spirit filled fellowship… where you feel the power of the Holy Spirit

8. Have a prayer partner.

Matthew 18:19 NLT
19 “I also tell you this: If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you.

9. Accept God’s Inner healing by Faith.

Stand on God’s promises… not on what you see.
Matthew 17:20 NLT
20 “You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.”

10. Constantly forgive & restore.

If someone hurts you, and they will, give it to the Lord immediately.
The moment you hurt someone, say I’m sorry, forgive me.
Go into the construction bridges between broken relationships.
If you’ve offended someone openly, ask their forgiveness. If they are not aware of your inner feelings. Be silent. Ask God to forgive you of your ugly attitude.
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