This message is for someone today. The minute I woke up the Lord laid it on my heart to share this with you. If your heart is hurting today, or you know someone who is facing some serious trauma, please get encouraged (and don’t delay). Today’s post is taken from (the 1st half) of an older blog post and you can find the 2nd half by clicking a link below. I highly recommend reading the post in its entirety.
Deliverance counseling addresses all of the lies that somehow took root in our lives. These very lies (in the form of spiritual weeds) can become full-time residents in our heart, even destroying entire areas. Hence, we can arrive at a place where counseling becomes a necessity.
If you are not living to the potential God has created you for, I guarantee there are some lies that have grown to the point where they now influence your choices today. (And if you don’t know the specific lies, we pray and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal them.)
I believe the Lord wants to give us a taste of deliverance counseling through the aid of the Holy Spirit. These are the words I have felt Him speak today:
“Stay close beloved. I am with you. I alone can see inside your heart. Man does not have this ability, only I, the Living Great I AM possesses it. Hold onto My word; it will save you. It will carefully direct you into a deeper healing and understanding of who I have made you to be. Trust Me. I want you to invite Me to search you today. I want you to allow Me to show you the death that’s lurking deep within your heart.
My plans are good and perfect. I intend to bless you and to do good to you. It’s not Me that’s the problem; rather, it’s the things you believe about Me. It’s the lies that have entangled you into believing that which isn’t truth. I am Truth. Anything outside of what I say is not truth. You MUST know My word to counteract these attacks. You will fail and be defeated if you do not confront your enemy with My Truth. There is no other weapon against his tactics. My word is extremely powerful. You need to know that.
There is nothing for you to fear. Even fearing what you fear is a tactic that continues to stump you. You’d rather not think about it, but you must, beloved. You must bring it to Me and allow me to heal you from it. I alone have the power to redeem you. No person or textbook can do this. It is I alone.
I’m standing before you, waiting. Approach Me. I am kind and I am gentle. I have no interest in condemning you, in fact, I want to give you freedom today. Because I love you, and I am ready to move on in your life. I’m ready for us to experience the adventure and love affair that is awaiting before us. It’s your choice, but the power is present. And it’s right before you.
Humble yourself and seek Me. I will break those bonds of deception right off of you. Not tomorrow, not in a year, but today. Trust Me, beloved. I have all power and all authority, who and what can compare to Me? I long for you, beloved. Seek Me while I may be found. Seek Me and you will find Me. Just call out My name: Jesus. And I will answer. I am for You. I am for you, My sweet beloved. Trust in Me.”
“‘Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,’ declares the Lord, ‘and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the Lord, ‘and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile’.” Jeremiah 29:12-15
“I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me.” Proverbs 8:17
“Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.” Isaiah 55:6-7
“And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” Hebrews 11:6
“And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.” Psalm 9:10
“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
“Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.” James 4:8
“Thus says the Lord who made the earth, the Lord who formed it to establish it—the Lord is his name: Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.” Jeremiah 33:2-3
“Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!” 1 Chronicles 16:11
If you have read this and feel the Holy Spirit stirring in your heart, I want to share a seven steps (and scripture) that I was taught about receiving God’s healing and truth in areas of my heart that had been filled with lies. You can find them by clicking HERE (which I highly recommend reading today).
Join us on Monday for an incredible interview with a sharp, Jesus-loving, deeply gifted counselor as she shares her heart on the power of therapy within the Christian community. Prepare to gain insight and perhaps to be challenged.
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