INSIGHTS & INSPIRATION – A VERY MINI-LESSON 2 – SET THE CAPTIVES FREE

I believe that preparing to help others and actually helping others become free and healed helps us more than we can imagine. So get ready, get ready.

Let’s begin by doing a quick self-check.  (When I conduct a training workshop, very early into the training, I provide an Initial Self-Check Inventory Sheet to assist in identification of personal  “heart-issues”.)

I am adapting it for this blog.  It will be beneficial to you to answer honestly. Following the completion of it, I strongly suggest that you go to the Lord in prayer, especially on the basis of 1 John 1:9 and Romans 12:1-2.

I. Is there a circumstance in your life that you believe is blocking you, or holding   back, from experiencing frequent joy, peace, and/or fulfillment in life, work, family, relationships, ministry etc.?

Specifically name it_____________________________________________________

Describe how it impacts you_____________________________________________

II.   Is there a person (presently in your life or from the past) who you believe may be holding you back?

Name this person_____________________________________________________

Describe what they do or did do that is holding you back______________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________________

III.  What is in your mind and/or your emotions that may be holding you back?

(Be honest)  ________________________________________________________________________________

Remember to talk to the Lord and let Him talk to you about these things.  Apply 1 John 1:9 and Romans 12:1-2. And remember that our perception and reaction to events and people are under our control.  We have power to choose to not be limited or hindered. The truth will set YOU free.

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INSIGHTS & INSPIRATION – MINI-LESSON 1

The historical accounts of healing and deliverance as contained in the gospels and in the book of Acts, serve as our “playbook”.  Read and pray and notate revelation the Holy Spirit gives.  He is your teacher and guide.  Again, the value of your first hand experience with the Spirit’s instruction cannot be overly stressed.

It is so important to take heed to an account described in Acts 19. There were some Jewish “exorcists” and some other guys, seven of them,  who were the sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest.  They thought that all they had to do was “say the words” that they had heard the Apostle Paul and others say, in order to cast out demons.  They were absolutely mistaken, and were badly beaten up and defeated. They only knew ABOUT Jesus, they didn’t actually know Him.

Also, it is very important to ask the Holy Spirit to search your heart to see if lurking in there are some fears and/or unresolved issues that might serve as “feeding ground” for demonic attack. I can tell you that demons, like vultures, feed on flesh and raw emotions that have not been healed.  These include, fear, jealousy, bitterness and more. Please be honest with yourself. It will not be beneficial to anyone or to yourself to not address heart issues.

In the next blog, I will assist you in your heart evaluation.