Christian (and secular) bookstores have shelf upon shelf of books that focus on inner healing, emotional healing, healing of memories and so on. It is a huge focus for people and in our ministry we liken inner healing after deliverance ministry to going to the hospital with a splinter in your leg. Once the splinter is removed (deliverance from demonic torment) then the healing can begin. Without the splinter gone, healing is not going to happen in any real and lasting way.
- Step 1: Identify your true enemy: the demonic realm. Ephesians 6:12 reminds us that we do not struggle against flesh and blood. Our true enemy is the demonic realm that is working through that person or persons that abused or hurt us. We have seen that this revelation, once we have it, also works to give us more compassion for those who wronged us.
- Step 2: Use the word of God to speak against your enemy and resist him. When demonic spirits return to the house, they are looking for an open door. Discerning these spirits, by recognizing and gaining control of our thought life, is key. Discerning of spirits is one of the spiritual gifts God gives to His children and we must walk in it. We can speak to the spirits and the situation and the Word of God will cause the spirits to flee and also build up our own faith.
- Step 3: Pray for that person that mistreated you. Luke 6:27-28 commands us also to love our enemies and bless those who curse us. That is a hard scripture to obey in the flesh but by the grace of God as we do it will bring inner healing to us.
These steps are not recipes or little tricks. They are biblical principles given to us so that we might get and maintain the victory over the demonic realm and lead the blessed and abundant life. I can attest to the value of this process in my own life as I have had to receive healing from woundings that were inflicted from within the Body of Christ. We are all going to be wounded; but we do not have to let these woundings hinder or hold us back and we can be healed!