A Glimpse Into the Afterlife: Plundering the Gates of Hell, Freeing Captives in this World and That

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Before I was scheduled to pray for a woman, I was shown to go after freeing her from disembodied human spirits which had been passed down her generational line.

I’m talking about dead people. People who have passed on and who were still spiritually bound. They are sometimes caught in captivity by the demonic and used to oppress their own descendants (or others). I’ve run into this consistently, and have seen real fruit from freeing people from such things (including in my own life).

Here is a link to Dave Nevins’ quick explanation of this subject if it is a new one to you.

The enemy has no power other than what we give him, so what better way to establish his foothold in people than to implant the spirits of his captives within them. This seems to be a very common strategy which he uses to fortify his grip on people and on geographic locations.

I’ve found that these human spirits infect their host with the spiritual bondages, physical and emotional issues they themselves carry. Sometimes they even intentionally work against the person, either out of their personal wounding and malice or on a direct assignment from the enemy.

Some are just lost or operating with a more neutral type of agenda, looking to get a need met or not knowing where else to go. Freeing someone from disembodied human spirits not only tends to clear them from whatever problems were being caused by their presence, but can lead to these spirits meeting the Lord, finding redemption, healing, and deliverance, moving on into glory.

I was shown a “boss” human spirit, a large and broad man, appearing dark skinned, who was in charge of the captivity of a number of other human spirits. He himself was under the authority of the enemy. I was led to try to reach him, to set him and those under his authority free, which would free the woman up from the bondages they were carrying. When I told her about the “boss” (without sharing identifying characteristics), she said that she had seen him standing at the foot of her bed the night before. She described him as a very large, scary man with somewhat dark colored skin.

One exciting aspect of this prayer time, besides the opportunity to explore an area few have shared much detail about publicly, was the fact that the woman I was praying for is incredibly spiritually sensitive. She sees visions like movies playing in front of her in HD clarity, and has a very strong sense of when the Lord is confirming the truth of this or that revelation. She had little to no grid for this subject, and so this experience was shaping up to be a great learning experience for the both of us.

 

Meeting “Boss Man.”

I called for this boss spirit within her to come to attention, sharing that I wanted to free him as well as his host from all the torment and bondage they were living in. I invited the Boss Man to tell me his story or to share anything he wanted to share. The woman I was praying for could see him, and but could tell that he wasn’t too happy with me or willing to talk. His lips were sealed tight, other than apparently the words, “Let’s tango.”

I used a tool I’ve found effective in working with fractured parts, which I’ve also found to be effective with disembodied human spirits. (People are people, alive, dead, or fractured, they can be healed and freed in the same ways.) I bound and restrained the demonic from manipulating or controlling the man, and asked him if he was willing to be freed from it. When he said yes, I simply commanded all the demonic to leave him and never return. He softened up quite a bit after that quick prayer.

As the Boss Man began to share, it turned out that he was in charge of a number of other human spirits within this woman, and that he reported to the “Black One.” He was unwilling to break his agreement with the “Black One,” saying that the other spirits needed it “especially the little one.” I questioned him about what the Black One did for them, trying to find out what need was being met so that I could share how the Lord could do a better job of meeting those needs.

Did the Black One offer some kind of protection? Boss Man said no.  He said that the Black One didn’t do a whole lot for any of them. I thought maybe the only reason Boss Man was unwilling to break agreement would be a fear of punishment, for himself and for the ones under his authority.

I declared that I was binding up the “Black One” in chains, completely immobilizing him so that he could do no harm, dragging him into the room before the Boss Man, and putting him down on the floor. Boss Man said that he could now see the “Black One” lying in front of him bound. It turned out as I suspected, that this Black One was a huge demon.

I shared that the human spirits didn’t have anything to worry about from this guy. I shared that Jesus could meet all his needs and the needs of the other spirits, could heal and free them all, including the little one he had spoken of. Boss Man replied, “Who is this Jesus?”

I declared by faith that I was putting a movie in front of the Boss Man, which would show who Jesus is. Boss watched the movie and then said he was “unmoved.” I told him that Jesus was the one who gave me authority to put the Black One in chains. Boss was unimpressed, saying that he’d seen it done before.

I asked him who he had seen put the Black One in chains before? Boss said, “the Red One.” I wondered if there had been some encounter with an angel, or maybe with a praying Christian or something like that. I asked Boss if “the Red One” was a good guy or a bad guy. Boss shared that he was “very mean and vicious.” (That sounded like a bad guy to me.)

I declared that I was now binding the “Red One” in chains, completely immobilizing him so that he could do no harm, and dragging him into the room, putting him down on the floor next to “Black One” at Boss’ feet. It turned out that Red One was an even bigger, nastier demon than Black One, but was now rendered powerless just the same.

I asked Boss if he could see the Red One next to Black One now, and he said “Yes,” exclaiming, “I believe!” He became willing to meet this Jesus I had spoken of.

Before inviting Jesus in, just as when working with fractured parts, I’ve found it necessary to get the human spirits to break all agreements with other spirits who have been in the Lord’s place in their lives. Otherwise, Jesus refuses to override the person’s will and they tend to encounter evil counterfeits rather than the true Jesus. I asked Boss if he’d been involved in the occult or any religions, trying to discern whether he would have picked up any bad “spirit guides.”

Boss said that no, he hadn’t been involved in any religions or spiritual practices, but that he did have an agreement with Death. He described Death as being a dark figure whose face was hidden under a brown hood. I offered to put that guy in chains too, to bring him in and seat him next to the other two, just to show that he had nothing to worry about from breaking agreement.

Boss replied, “NO! DON’T DO THAT!” He seemed to be terrified at the idea of bringing the brown hooded one into the room, and the woman I was praying for could feel his overwhelming terror herself. She nearly wanted to stop the session because the emotions she was feeling from this man were so extreme now.

Boss man said the chains wouldn’t be necessary, that he would simply break his agreement with Death. I got his permission to have Death, Black One, Red One, and all other bad spirits totally removed, along with the fear he was feeling. As I was commanding all that to go, the woman felt the fear leave and the wild emotions settle down.

When we invited Jesus to come in and reveal himself, the woman heard Boss exclaim, “My Lord!” and “I’ve come home!” I asked Boss to examine this Jesus, to tell us what he saw, especially in his eyes. I was making sure that this was not a counterfeit, that it truly had love in the eyes. Boss described this Jesus as “the embodiment of compassion, Life itself, Love, Warmth, a cool drink of water.” I said that sounds like the real Jesus! (and come to think of it, I guess it turns out you can get a glass of ice water in hell if you know who to ask…)

Jesus related to the Boss a bit, and then opened four cast-iron doors behind him. Out of three of those doors came numerous human spirits, some with happy grins, others with tears of joy, rushing out to meet Jesus, finding healing and freedom. Behind the fourth door was an animal like creature, which Jesus healed, turning it back into the form of a child.

Jesus brought the child to the woman, integrated it into her. He led the group of human spirits, Boss included, away to a better place out of captivity and outside the living woman.

This woman described herself as “light as a feather and glowing” after all this was done. She commented that she couldn’t believe how light she felt, how heavy all those human spirits must have been.

Lion, Ox, Eagle, Man Revelation

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Praying for an injured friend in the hospital with a team, I was shown the Lord with the one suffering in the form of the Lion, the Ox, the Eagle, and the Man. Each was performing a function according to their unique purpose.

Many are familiar with these as the four faces of the Cherubim at the beginning of the book of Ezekiel, but they are also found in other places throughout scripture. The nation of Israel camped in the wilderness in a formation with four banners to each cardinal direction, and each banner had one of these images upon it: Lion, Ox, Eagle, and Man.

The four gospel accounts are said to represent Jesus in each of these forms. Matthew reveals the Lion nature of Jesus, focused on the story of the King who came to establish his kingdom. Mark reveals the Ox nature of Jesus as a laboring and suffering, powerful servant. Luke reveals the Man nature of Jesus as a relational, compassionate communicator. John reveals the Eagle nature of Jesus, “he who is in heaven” even while he lives on earth, with keen spiritual perception and revelation.

Also, at the end of the book of Job, the Almighty speaks to Job of “bringing forth Mazzaroth,” which was the Hebrew name for the Zodiac constellations. Though modern astrology interprets these through the lens of Pagan mythology, they were originally designed to tell the story of redemption through Jesus Christ.

There is a different, more ancient interpretation, partially lost to antiquity yet still possible to explore through ancient historical sources, the old Hebrew and Arabic names of the stars which make them up, etc.

In the Mazzaroth, the story of redemption, the Lion (Leo), Ox (Taurus), Eagle (Earlier interpretation of Scorpio), and Man (Aquarius) offer many insights into these aspects of the Lord’s nature. With some deeper study into this, as well as looking at the various gospel account emphases, one could find confirmation to some of what I’m about to share.

Also, I’ve run into situations where the Lord has come to minister to other people in the form of a Lion, an Ox, an Eagle, and as a Man as they have perceived him themselves.

 

I saw the Lion exercising dominion over the enemy, establishing a place of safety for the woman who had been under severe demonic attack. The Lion is Jesus the King, establishing his kingdom where only good is allowed and nothing evil on earth as it is in heaven, putting a final end to every work of darkness. The person I was praying with had already seen the Lion there, establishing these things even before I did.

I saw the Ox plowing the ground around the hospital bed where the woman was lying, preparing to turn the hard circumstances into a productive future. The Ox gets his hands dirty in the hard and ugly realities of people’s suffering and darkness. He plows hard ground into good soil for the seeds of the kingdom to grow, preparing for a future harvest out of lifeless, resistant, nasty dirt.

The Ox has been seen “cleaning house,” removing bondages and hurts, just as the gospel of Mark reveals Jesus constantly doing miraculous works, healing and delivering people one after another.

I was seeing the Eagle also guarding my friend in the hospital, using his great spiritual perception to pick off the enemy as he would attempt to make sneak attacks on her. The eagle is a predator of the serpent, and the serpent is called in Genesis, “the most cunning of all beasts.” His only power over the sons of God is that which we give him, and he always obtains it through trickery.

The Lord as Eagle was focusing his sharp vision on discerning the enemy’s subtle attacks and tactics to put a stop to them.

The Lord as Man was most interesting to me. I was being shown how he was overseeing complex processes, doing deep and intricate surgery inside my hurting friend. The Man was overseeing and administrating the Divine purposes within time, arranging for one blessing to be poured out at exactly the time it was needed, then another prepared to be poured out at the next, perfect time for that blessing, and so on.

I was especially being shown the Man’s dominion over Divine timing, and how his great wisdom and understanding was applied to arranging the Lord’s process in my friend’s life ahead of time.

 

My friend wasn’t healed from the condition she was hospitalized for. She required an amputation of her leg, despite the faith-filled and Spirit-led prayers of many, even despite my visions and revelations of the Lord warring on her behalf.

Still, the story isn’t over. I believe the Lord intends to grow her amputated leg back completely. He anoints us and sets a table for us (fellowship with him) in the midst of our enemies, not in the midst of every circumstance always being perfect.

In no way do I believe the Lord has abandoned or failed my friend who many of us have carried so heavily in our hearts during this time. Everything will be turned around. A resurrection awaits.

 

A Resource for Understanding Ministry to DID + Encouragement for the Journey

Restoration in Christ Ministry (RCM), originally led by Dr. Tom Hawkins and now by his widow, Diane Hawkins (an SRA survivor herself) has been heavily working with DID and such since the 1980’s (if I remember correctly). They have been one of the early pioneers to teach ministry to fractured parts and certain related subjects, such as the courts of heaven, to the widespread body of Christ.

Their approach seems to be focused on the most extreme end of the scale, rather than on ministry to the common fractured parts everyone has which I’m usually talking about in my posts. Nevertheless, the principles are often the same.

I can’t promise that all the healing approaches taught would be something I would endorse. I’ve run into widespread use of approaches I don’t endorse, usually called “memory work” or “memory healing,” which I’ve found to be unnecessary and unnecessarily traumatic for people when working with their more significant fracturing. I’m a bit concerned that this ministry may still be teaching that approach, by the looks of the names of some of their seminar modules.

Still, they are going to have tremendous wisdom and insight into the general subject of understanding DID and ministry to it, even if my suspicions are correct. I expect that I could learn a ton from their decades of intensive experience.

Education is helpful here, and I don’t think it’s healthy to only get your info on such a thing as this from only one source.

 

Here is a link to an upcoming RCM training webinar on Feb 17, 2017 ($40 charge):

http://www.rcm-usa.org/frm-FEB-2017-Webinar.asp

 

And here is a link to their more in-depth materials ($95 for Mp3 format):

http://www.rcm-usa.org/RTS-Seminar_Series.html

 

An Encouragement for Those in a Healing Process:

You don’t need to have this all figured out. This isn’t about figuring out an equation to get yourself healed. The Lord is healing you. It is your job to rest and receive, nothing more. HE is your healer, just believe it and let him continue to do it.

Let him love you. He wants to take the burdens from you. This isn’t about you having to perform or have all the answers. You never possibly could, but he does, and he is leading you in them. He is perfectly faithful to complete that which he has begun in you and will do it. Again, your job is just to receive.

Many times we can get all caught up in thinking we have to figure out how to get healed, work the equation, learn everything, make it happen, but redemption doesn’t work like that. Redemption is a gift from the lover of your soul, and he is redeeming you piece by piece, whether you see it all happening now or not. Just let him do it. If you could do it yourself there would be no need for the cross.

It is good to learn from others, to learn wisdom about how the spiritual and human internal realms work, and about how the Lord often works in those realms. At the same time, let him be your guide. Let him be your source. Just let him do what he wants to do, what he has already given everything he had so that he could do for you.

The Lord Doesn’t Require Unbelievers to Believe (Lessons Learned Helping Parts Meet the Real Jesus)

 

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We’re probably used to thinking of God as requiring people to trust him or to believe in him so that they can qualify for his help or his salvation. What if I told you that God doesn’t require faith from the unbelieving, but instead gives faith to unbelievers by proving himself trustworthy in their lives first? What if “saved by grace through faith, and that the gift of God,” actually means faith is something God builds in us as he reveals who he is to us, while not requiring it from those who don’t yet have it? Would this change the very foundation of much ministry as we know it? Let me explain a bit from an example of the Lord ministering to someone’s deep woundedness:

 

Whose Parts?

I was praying with someone who came from a great Christian family. She described her upbringing as very healthy, loving, and free of abuse. Like many church kids do however, she rebelled against Christianity as she got older, getting into drugs, dabbling in Eastern religions, running with the wrong crowds, etc. She was looking for something “real” as opposed to the lack of substance she had found in the Western Evangelical church. Despite her wholesome upbringing, she had just never encountered God in a way that was real to her.

After she found the Lord experientially as an adult, I ended up walking her through healing of some of her fractured parts which contained some of her issues. These ones seemed to come from more difficult, later times in her life, and had been created during times when she didn’t believe in Jesus. They still didn’t believe, even though the core of this woman was now strong in faith.

I think she was well adjusted overall when I first met her, and she had a strong, interactive relationship with God. Regardless of her wholesome and safe upbringing, current spirituality, and “well-adjustedness,” she still benefited significantly from healing her fractured parts.

 

WILL THE REAL JESUS PLEASE SHOW UP?

The morning before our scheduled prayer session, she believed the Lord was highlighting some specific issues from her past he still wanted to heal. I prayed at the beginning of the session and was shown a certain adult part of her who was driven to perform and to protect in certain ways. At first, it seemed we may have been getting conflicting directions since nothing was apparently lining up.

I quickly prayed over this part I was seeing and called it to the surface, to share anything which was on her heart with us. I made sure to let the woman know not to analyze her past or her emotions, that we didn’t need to figure all that out, but that we only needed to let the fractured part of her share what was on her (the part’s) heart.

It turned out that the pains and concerns the part was sharing from within this woman were very related to the issues in her past which the Lord had highlighted to her that morning. This was a time of great turmoil when she had felt very unsafe.

Like many fractured parts, this one was found in a spiritual house within the woman, and this house was actually a place of captivity representing the trauma she endured at the time. (Parts can be found in many different structures, such as dungeons, caves, corporate buildings, etc., but a house is probably most common.) When I asked the part how she felt about Jesus, she replied that she didn’t have faith in him, saying “I’m not sure if he’s real.”

Since I’ve run into this so often, where parts don’t believe in the Lord (and many times even hate him or aggressively refuse to trust him) and have seen these things resolved in the same ways over and over again, I reassured her that this would be no problem. I told her that Jesus doesn’t need her to believe in him, but that he would come and prove himself to her if she was only willing to give him a chance.

I started out by asking her if she knew of any gods or spirits who were already in the house. The words came back, “Pharmakia and Rebellion.” I asked how she felt about those spirits. She replied, “I’m only trying to make friends.” It turned out that these spirits were what the “cool” people were into at the time. I asked if she knew they were demons and that they were there to kill her. She said, “yes.”

I asked how it was going with these spirits helping her to make friends, and she said that she still felt very lonely. She agreed with me that these bad spirits weren’t doing their job very well, and absolutely agreed to have them removed. (Permission is usually all you need) As I told them to go, the part (and the woman overall) suddenly felt much more peaceful.

The reason why I went straight from talking about Jesus showing up and proving himself to asking about other spirits is because I’ve found the presence of other “gods” to be the main reason people’s parts end up encountering the wrong spirit when inviting the Lord in. No sin on the part of the person or their parts is going to stop the Lord from ministering to them (if they are willing to receive), but intentional agreements with other spirits in place of the Lord, where those beings have become “gods” or guides to the person and their parts, do tend to produce counterfeit encounters.

In other words, I’ve found that the Lord will reveal himself no matter what hurts or sins the parts are carrying (as long as they are truly willing for him to do that), but that literal relationship with other gods/spirits tends to be a blockage needing to be resolved before he will show up.

I believe this all just comes down to free will. Grace is absolute, but the Lord also respects our will absolutely.

I was asking the part what form she would be most comfortable with the Lord showing up as since he can take any form one is most at ease with. The important thing is the eyes of whatever shows up. Is there love in the eyes or are they cold, mean, and/or empty? Is everything in the eyes good, or is there something negative in there? That’s how you can know it’s the Lord or not. The Lord always allows the parts to see his eyes. Other spirits may look great everywhere else, and even can look just like Jesus in every other way, but will hide their eyes to hide their true nature.

You can also tell by how the spirit treats the parts. Is it helping and healing the woundedness, or only reinforcing the woundedness? The counterfeits are often passive and powerless, giving promises of healing but not actually doing anything, or they may be mean and aggressive, literally causing more problems. Hopefully though, you will check the eyes first so that you don’t need to let them go that far. If in doubt, you can always use your authority in Christ to expose or restrain counterfeits, and that will work if they are really counterfeits.

While I was still talking with the part and as she was sharing that she would like the Lord to come in a certain form, she noticed that something was already in the room seeming to take that form. It had wings like an angel and had blue light shining from all around it. It sounded like it could have been a real angel. It got down on one knee and began ministering to the part, consoling her, telling her that she was OK, that everything was fine. I kept urging her to check the eyes. She said they were green and blue, but I wanted her to tell me what emotions or qualities were coming from those eyes, not just what color they were.

The woman told me that this part wasn’t willing to trust this being, wasn’t willing to extend faith that this “God” was really good. I replied that she doesn’t need to extend any trust. I actually told her not to trust at all, because that wasn’t what we were doing. We were trying to discern the being, not trying to trust it.

I asked the part to look into its eyes again and to report what she saw. The woman began to relay to me that she was getting images of dead things with empty, dark eyes as her part was examining the eyes of this “angel.” As she realized that her job was not to automatically trust whatever showed up, she began to get some discernment about the being, that it was a fairy, not an angel. Fairies are a mythological (but actually spiritual) creature known for rebellion and mischief.

I walked the woman and her part through a generational renunciation, breaking any agreements ancestors may have made with fairies or with folk religions which would have invited relationship with fairies. I’ve found generational renunciation to be necessary and effective on certain occasions where, regardless of how many personal agreements with evil spirits were broken, people’s parts just kept on running into counterfeit after counterfeit as they were inviting God to reveal himself. As in those situations, after this renunciation, the fairy disappeared. The woman felt led to have her part break agreement with a certain form psychedelic drug use which could have been related to fairies, and she did that as well.

When we invited the Lord to reveal himself to the part now, Jesus came in the room in the form he is portrayed in Akiane’s paintings. The part said she always liked that image of Jesus, and was most comfortable with it. As she examined him, looking into his eyes, she could see love there, and could see no bad qualities, only good.

Jesus took her hand and began leading her out of the house, which had been her place of darkness and captivity. She felt great peace and freedom as she escaped that building. As they walked outside, Jesus began to hold her, allowing her to cry on his shoulder. He talked to her a little bit and asked her, “Do you trust me?” She exclaimed, “Yes!”

There was a little bit of further healing if I remember correctly, and then the part was integrated into the whole woman. She felt wonderful.

 
SOME THINGS TO PONDER

After the prayer session, I shared with the woman how smooth and easy her healing was going. I run into plenty of rougher cases. She was sharing how good her childhood had been, how little trauma there was, how loving her parents were, how she was raised in such a wholesome Christian home, etc. Those are all good things. She shared that her wayward times just came from her own rebellion.

I can’t give God credit for this with certainty, but I started to see the typical “Christian upbringing” from a little bit different perspective. I spontaneously began to share something with her which was coming out of that.

I shared that I was impressed with people I’d known who had grown up in really strong Christian homes, who had seemed so well rounded, relationally healthy, and balanced. I could clearly tell that their upbringing was vastly different than mine, where I had one parent emotionally absent for a little bit before soon being dead, and then the other parent too overwhelmed with survival to be there much, neither of whom were very churchgoing (So I was not either). On the other hand, I said that growing up in the church is often traumatic in its own way.

I referred to the Western Evangelical church as “a cult,” where great fear and shame are used to push people to agree with beliefs they have personally seen little or no evidence for, and where people are demanded, under threat of great punishment, to act like someone who knows God when they don’t actually know him.

I shared that she was never rebelling against God in her search for “forbidden” experiences. This was because she hadn’t known him yet. She had only been rebelling against the control tactics of a cult. She had done what any human being tends to do when intensely pressured to swallow and conform to standards and beliefs without any evidence, reacting in the opposite direction.

I pray with people who have grown up in church and in committed Christian homes who have come away with severe issues. People have had their very personhood taken away, turned into doormats for lifelong abuse in the name of submission and obedience to “godly authority.” Women have been convinced to submit to their husband’s beatings “as unto the Lord.”

People have formed “good” (complicit) parts and “bad” (rebellious) parts in an effort to cope with a home where they had to comply with control or abuse to be “good,” or at other times have had to accept a label of being “bad” to maintain their own sense of worth and individuality.

People have been condemned and terrorized by a god who “righteously” threatens eternal torture for those who fail to line up to a standard they just can’t meet. If you don’t agree with the right doctrines, if you don’t behave the right ways, if you sin differently than the accepted group, you are one of “them,” not one of “us.” But, what if God doesn’t work that way? What if he doesn’t shame and terrorize people into accepting his doctrines? What if he earns our trust by his actions before he expects us to believe something about him?

There was a popular evangelism method, “The Way of the Master,” which was spread through the churches not too many years ago. I think it was based on traditional Methodist theology or something like that. It was created by this open-air street evangelist, an incredibly gifted public speaker, who I don’t think saw more than a couple conversions per year. I could be wrong on that, but most of the examples I saw were of people just getting pissed off and deciding he was full of crap.

He would start by condemning the unbeliever because they don’t measure up to the law of Moses (which law was never God’s will in the first place if you look at the context it was given, an answer to a rebellious people who had refused the Lord’s offer of relationship, demanding rules to keep according to their own slavery mentality and barbaric culture of some 4000 years ago). Then, he would proceed into quoting some completely mistranslated and out of context verse, sentencing the unbeliever to an eternity in a torturous flaming hell (a doctrine not found in the original languages of scripture and not very well accepted among Christians until Catholicism took control in the fifth century AD).

All along, this preacher would be insinuating that the person who genuinely wasn’t sure yet if Jesus was the way, really did already know and was “without excuse,” based on a verse out of Romans 1. The idea presented in Romans 1, that mankind has some kind of connection to God within and a conscience about right and wrong making us accountable for our moral choices, was used to demand a leap of faith into swallowing all of this man’s beliefs about a condemning, child abusing God worse than Hitler and Freddy Kruger combined. This was obviously leading into a fear based life of strict denial of most of one’s own thoughts, feelings, and spiritual process of discovery.

Somehow, despite its dismal results in most places it’s been applied, that method of evangelism was spread throughout the church, even across denominational lines. Maybe it fit right in with the culture already in place? Maybe someone smarter than me can offer a better explanation for such strange events.

What if real evangelism isn’t meant to look anything like that? What if God simply never treats people like that? What if we are meant to patiently love people and introduce them to a direct encounter with God so they can know him for themselves? What if spiritual leadership is meant to lead people into knowing him directly instead of merely being controlled by man? Maybe we’d end up with some different statistics than the current ones which say most churchgoing kids drop out of their faith as soon as they leave for college.

Parts Within Parts and Gender Bender Parts

I’ve tended to share basic, introductory concepts related to what I do in deeper healing on this blog. Here, I’m offering a glimpse into a little more advanced possibilities. I’m going to share examples of:

-parts within parts     -half-human/half-demon parts     -gender bender parts

Examples are shared with permission, omitting identifying info.

 

Parts Within Parts

I was walking someone through healing a fractured part from deep rejection. In both simple memory healing and deeper work with fractured parts, I’ve consistently found it necessary to resolve anger and shame first to fully resolve other negative emotions (such as rejection.) I find that the Lord will consistently remove all the anger, shame, and remaining negative emotions if the parts carrying them are only willing to give him permission.

Parts may require some conversation with you and/or the Lord to become willing to give this permission. Once you have permission, you can command the bad stuff out (using your authority in Christ), or get the part in contact with the Lord and allow him to do it himself while you merely sit back. (Make sure it’s the real Jesus though, by checking whether everything in his eyes is loving and good. A false Jesus won’t be able to bring healing.)

In trying to remove anger from this part, I was running into an unusual problem. The anger wasn’t fully being removed, and the person was experiencing an awareness of a black cord, covered in barbed wire,  connected to the anger inside their fractured part and twisted up within them. Trying to command the anger out had the futile effect of pulling on this barbed cord. It wasn’t going to budge

As the person receiving prayer examined the black cord, there was another fractured part within the first fractured part, who was holding onto the end of the cord. This part was much younger and smaller than the first and also in worse condition. It seemed to be a toddler, yet appeared in such bad shape that we had some question about whether it even was a part. Was it possibly a demon instead?

I separated the demonic from the human aspects of this part (through a command of faith), and bound and restrained the demonic from having any influence or control over it. That seemed to help its condition, but I forgot to get permission from the part to remove the demons completely. This toddler was covered in something red, which turned out to be anger (surprise surprise), and as we invited Jesus to minister to her, layers of this redness were being removed.

The toddler’s eyes were filled with darkness, and that prompted me to get its permission to remove all the demons. When they left, the baby’s eyes changed to normal blue. After a bit of work and a bit of letting Jesus minister to and talk to the toddler, it became willing to let go of the black, barbed cord so that the anger could be removed from the older part who the toddler lived within. The issue was that it needed to know Jesus could protect it, that it didn’t need the anger for protection anymore. This was resolved and the part set at ease as the Lord spoke with her.

There were further steps to walk this toddler part through, and it became ready to be integrated in only a few minutes. The older part had been receiving ministry for maybe three or four hours already (two sessions), then received a bit more significant help even after the Lord had healed the toddler living within her. She needed to be walked through the resolution of many different wounds and strongholds overall.

As I’ve shared before, I find it of great importance to bring healing to all the issues a part is carrying before integration, because whatever the part has is going to be integrated into the person when that happens.

Some of her and her toddler’s issues required generational repentance to resolve. (I had to lead the fractured parts through prayers of generational repentance, rather than only leading the core identity through that.) As I write this, the older part is still not fully healed or integrated, but I suspect would be ready for that very soon.

This is just an example of a complication, where a fractured part contained a fractured part of its own, and that part was heavily demonized, actually joined to the demonic as one.  (This is different than just being infested, but is a matter of actually being joined together as one being.) That part within a part needed a command of faith to separate the demonic aspect of itself from the human aspect before it could be worked with and before it could give permission for the demonic to be fully removed. All this was necessary before the anger of the older part could be resolved and we could move onto healing the deepest layers of rejection.

In these situations (where the demonic is joined to the human), I’ve found that trying to merely cast out or bind up the demons simply doesn’t work, because the demonic is woven together with the humanity, and you can’t cast out or bind up a human part of someone. A good clue to this is when someone has a “demon” that doesn’t obey commands of authority in Christ. If it were only a demon, that would be impossible. You can know that you are dealing with something else in those situations. The demonic aspect of the part must be separated from the human aspect of it before commands of authority will have an effect on the demonic. I run into this issue regularly.

 

Gender Bender Parts

In another instance, I was praying with a man who had a fragment (small part) which appeared as a very thin woman wearing a dress. This is not uncommon either. When there is a woman part within a man or vice versa, it doesn’t mean that they are transgendered or anything like that.

This means that some part of the person has rejected an aspect of their gender, or at least their perception of an aspect of their gender. I’ve always found the Lord to turn the opposite gendered parts back to the same gender as the host if ministry continues long enough.

As we identified some of the emotions that this woman part was holding, we were able to get some pains removed. We invited Jesus to come minister to her and were sure to have the woman look in Jesus’ eyes to check if everything in them was good, then to relay what she saw back to us. This is important because it can be so easy to run into spirits pretending to be Jesus, who look and seem like him in many ways, yet will always have something dark or creepy in their eyes. There are lots of religious spirits running around out there.

As the real Jesus was identified and as he ministered to this woman, we found that she was a motherly part of the person who was taking care of three young boy parts hidden under her dress. As in the previous example, these kids were in real bad shape.

I prayed to separate, bind and restrain the demonic from having any influence on them, and then asked for their permission to get rid of all the demons. I saw the two on the left raising their hands urgently that they wanted the demons gone, and the one on the right pointing to the other two, saying that they really needed help with their demons.

I had to explain to him that I wasn’t asking him about the other two, but about whether he was willing to have his own demons removed. He then raised his own hand to give permission as well. As I commanded the demons to be removed, all three kids took out jars containing insects, snakes, and maybe other creepy-crawlies, opened them, and let these “pets” slither, crawl, or fly away.

The three kids were healed from some more issues, fused into one if I remember right, then walked through some more healing before being integrated.

As the mother part received more ministry from the Lord, it seemed that she was becoming more “gender neutral,” and was becoming more agreeable to the idea of being changed back into a man. As I prayed for her name, body parts, clothes, and everything else to be changed back to the correct gender, she turned into a man who was wearing a dirty laborer’s uniform.

A later step of healing for this part (as the Lord spontaneously revealed) was to be taken into a heavenly shower facility to be cleansed. He came out clean, but with an alter-ego attached to his side. I wasn’t sure what to do about this, so I prayed for healing of this alter ego and a fusing together with the original part. (Fusing is where you join parts together with each other, rather than integrating them into the core person. It can be helpful as an intermediate step to make parts easier to work with if you have too many.)

Immediately, the man was perceived as being back to his prior state of being dressed in a dirty laborer uniform! I prayed to separate them again, and they were back to being a clean guy with a bad alter-ego joined at the hip.

It turned out necessary to have the two fully separated and this alter-ego removed. I think it was something demonic or possibly a disembodied human spirit attached to the part. Either way, it turned out to be something needing removal, not integration.

In this sort of healing, I’ve learned some things but am also stumbling around plenty of times, making mistakes, discovering new insights, and learning as I go. The good news is that the Lord is right there to clean up any messes and move things forward in a productive way even if I do miss something.

We need to be willing to learn by experience with all this. We can apply knowledge we’ve learned since many situations repeat in person after person, but there will always be new problems to solve as well.

I wish I could say I always know exactly what the Lord is going to do, but reality is that I rely on a combination of revelation, acquired knowledge and wisdom, and just kinda fumbling around trusting that somehow the Lord is able to show up and help people even if I don’t know all the answers. He’s really good at helping people despite my lack.

So, if you are wondering how to get started in this area, even in praying for yourself (since I and the people I know who do this are very limited in ability to take on new people), maybe I can say it’s time to get out of the boat and walk on the water? Even if you fall, there is someone right there to pick you up. Just make sure it’s the Jesus with love in his eyes, not the other guy. (That was a bit of a joke. He’s still with you to pick you up even if you contact the other guy by accident first, as I have more than once.)

 

 

How I Was Healed of Fractured Parts

These days I do a lot of deeper healing work with people from around the world.

Some of what I do is comparable to what one may find many places in the body of Christ, such as using Spirit led declarations for healing and freedom, healing memories, praying over people’s human spirits, breaking spiritual bondages in various ways. On the other hand, there are things I’m doing that I almost never see among almost any other ministries.

I spend a lot of time working with people’s fractured parts, helping them to interact with the Lord and to receive healing. This is something I’ve found to be a common need for the average person, and to consistently produce significant healing and transformation, even when nothing else has seemed to help over years of faithful Christian practices and inner healing, etc.

This began with my own journey of needing some answers.

 

THE JOURNEY BEGINS (THE PRELUDE OR BACKGROUND)

In my journey through Spirit-filled churches, I was exposed to many traditional mentalities about how people were expected to become healed or set free from what troubled them. I discovered that many “revival” and “gospel” ministries meant to free people were actually placing unrealistic burdens on them.

Some ministries seemed to expect that a quick time of repentance and briefly being prayed over at an altar would be enough to get people fixed. Scripture verses tended to be quoted such as, “The yoke shall be broken because of the anointing,” and “Behold, I do a new thing! Remember not the former things, says the Lord,” from Isaiah. All you needed (they thought) was someone to lay hands on you, speak the name of Jesus, impart the power of Holy Spirit, and you would then be free from everything – if you were genuinely repentant.

We would experience a real touch from God in those places, maybe falling down and getting the shakes, or having a supernatural sense of his closeness to us and of his joy. This is not to be underestimated, but it usually didn’t equal healing of our issues or anything approaching full spiritual freedom.

God likes to be with us, to share his joy of having relationship with us, to make us feel good, and he doesn’t always need to be fixing us at the time. Just like any quality relationship you have with anybody, you don’t always need to be fixing each other.

However, religious folks expected us to be fixed after such an experience. The truth was that we still had most of the same issues we had come in with, but now we “had no excuse”! I can’t count how many people I’ve known who have been given worthless and ineffective answers to their hurts and then condemned for not being totally healed a week later.

In my case, I was dealing with deep woundedness in some seriously fractured parts of myself. To find real healing, I wasn’t going to be able to just decide one day to “repent,” or to “just get over it.” A little touch from the Lord on the surface wouldn’t be enough. I was going to need to open up long blocked off areas of myself and allow the Lord to work progressively in those places.

I tried every “simple answer” I could. I believed excessive, stretched versions of what I thought it could mean to be one with God and as perfect as Jesus through understanding and believing in my identity in Christ. I believed I could move mountains with commands of faith, and I did see physical reality change before my eyes through applications of that truth.

As a very young, zealous believer who had found God to be absolutely real and trustworthy, I watched physical miracles of healing happen regularly. I even saw vehicles instantly repaired by commands of faith. I regularly watched gold dust appear on people’s bodies out of thin air after a prayer of faith. I saw drug addicts and alcoholics set free on the street with no withdrawal symptoms. Still, deep down, I had heavy emotional woundedness which I couldn’t seem to do anything about.

I worshiped passionately, meditated in scripture and stood on the promises of healing and freedom in the word, prayed and fasted, believed for healing, believed doctrines, etc., but so many of my deep inner hurts didn’t budge an inch as a result of any of that.

I came to find far greater breakthrough for myself and others by learning to apply more in-depth knowledge and wisdom in partnership with Holy Spirit to intentionally heal deeper hurts. He has called us to a participatory role. He has called us to learn how to exercise the authority and inheritance he has given us in Christ.

It has definitely been a process, with lots of trial and error along the way, but there has been continual and awesome progress. I love seeing actual transformation in people’s lives rather than just a showy spiritual touch on the surface, especially when folks are desperate for real change.

 

WHERE THE “PARTS” COME IN

Healing for people’s fractured parts was a basic element of Jesus’ mission statement in Luke 4:18 where he quoted Isaiah 61, “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor, he has sent me to bind up/heal the broken hearted…” The word for “broken hearted” there in the Hebrew is “Shabar,” which means to be shattered into many pieces.

Jesus came to heal and to bind together those who have been shattered into many pieces. Many today are finding this to be literally true, that most (if not all) people have been shattered into many fractured parts, and that these parts need to be healed and joined back together for the person to experience wholeness. This not only became an important part of my own journey in healing, but it has become a key aspect of my ministry to others today. I run into way more need than I can possibly meet.

I began learning about this subject while searching out answers for folks who were dealing with more difficult issues than myself. I was led to answers in this area, finding along the way that I needed the same kind of help. I was never anything close to meeting the diagnostic criteria for DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder or “Multiple Personality Disorder”), which is what people typically think of if you start talking about fractured parts. People imagine things being way too extreme.

I just had pain deep inside that I didn’t seem to be able to do anything about, which I knew was limiting my ability to walk out all I was meant to be. I had painful emotions which I didn’t seem to have any control over through any discipline or choice of my own, didn’t have the ability to cast out or declare healing over to any effect, or even any ability to walk through standard inner healing tools I knew about. I had tended to keep this pain walled off deep inside me.

I had gotten used to suppressing those emotions and doing my best to live without awareness of them, but the Lord was calling me to get real with my heart. I had learned to live a pretty disciplined life, but now I was learning that the Lord was looking for authentic access to my heart (so he could heal me), not just disciplined and dutiful performance.

As I began to open up to these long walled off areas of my emotions and memories to people, just trying to bring things out into the light in an attempt to counteract the powerful and irrational shame and fear which I felt over things from a younger age, there were times I felt like I was shifting into a different persona.

Still, that experience was not anything like what you see in a DID case where a totally different personality takes over someone’s body, who has totally different memories and awareness which the main personality has no access to. I had not been through the kinds of extreme trauma people typically associate with having parts. (But what do they know, which is part of my point.) Mine was a more subtle experience.

These were some areas I found in my own life which would not seem to be touched by any standard “Christian” practices, but where fractured parts would need intentional ministry for me to experience healing.

 

WHAT HEALING HAS LOOKED LIKE

Some of my own nearly instantaneous healing experiences were so dramatic that I felt I could barely relate to ways I had perceived myself and the world around me only seconds prior. My emotions and perspectives changed that significantly, that instantly during larger integrations, and this happened not once, but multiple times during my process.

In one early healing session, I remember two men from a ministry team calling up a certain fractured part. Immediately, I was in another state of mind experiencing that part’s consciousness. I was seeing into the spiritual realm as clearly as we normally see into the natural realm, and I had a sensation of being spun rapidly.

Above my head (my part’s head) was this Star-Trek looking contraption with flashing lights all over it, and it seemed to be responsible for the spinning. As soon as I shared this, one of the team members prayed for the sci-fi looking device to be destroyed. Immediately, the rapid spinning sensation stopped as the overhead contraption disappeared. Their opinion was that this device related to “programming” which goes on during ritual abuse (though I had never been ritually abused).

They questioned this part of me and led it in prayer for healing and integration. It was quickly walked through a few steps of healing and then integrated. It’s hard for me to describe the feeling of integration because it isn’t like anything else I could reference, but I would say it was like there was significantly more of me after the experience. I felt like I had new capacities and a stronger sense of self-awareness.

For the rest of that day, I also had a feeling like I was being spun in the opposite direction than my part had been spinning during the session. This was probably because this part was so used to being spun the one way, that being still now felt like spinning the other way. There was quite a sense of oppression being lifted from me during that ministry time also.

The explanation I was given about the ritual abuse (RA) related contraption was that some RA programming gets put upon people without a need for physical contact when rituals are done through astral projection. Searching into materials on ritual abuse years later, I also found out that spinning is a known RA technique to create dissociation.

These are just pieces of information and are interesting. I don’t think I can draw hard conclusions about exactly how I got all those fractured parts or why my healing process was more complicated than I would have expected. I can think about the possibility of high levels of emotional duress in the womb or as an infant due to the fact that my parents were both very wounded and one of them was a hard drug addict.

I can’t totally explain where my stuff came from. I’m glad I didn’t need to figure it out at all to get tremendous healing. Miraculous transformation is much different than figuring yourself out.

Most of my healing sessions were more subtle than the one I just described, yet the results were not always more subtle: emotional issues were instantly resolved, the way I felt around people and related to them suddenly changed and became healthier, and I found rest in areas where I had tended to be driven and stressed out before.

I recall another session where many of my parts were being brought out from all kinds of different hiding places: underground, underwater, caves, dungeons, etc. One was even trapped in a dungeon and had a territorial spirit connected to it by a giant insect-type stinger stuck into its back. (This was dismantled easily through a quick prayer, and the part was also quickly brought out of the dungeon just as easily.)

In order to work with the large crowd of parts, the minister used an older, more whole and stronger part as a liaison, who he called up via word of knowledge by the name “Steven.” I just went with it and allowed the thoughts and impressions within me to come to the surface to be shared with this minister, and pretty soon the session was off and running.

Interestingly, when I was very young (kindergarten or so), I had tended to make up stories about a person named “Steven/Stephen,” (I would pronounce the name “Steven” but spell it “Stephen.”) and this person would have all sorts of adventures in my young imagination. He was basically like a main character in an action/adventure movie. I’ve since seen that people tend to create parts according to what was in their imagination at the time.

This fractured part of me who responded to that name felt very mature, turned out to be a great communicator for the rest of my parts, seemed to flow in discernment and prophecy like nobodies business, and understood ministry to parts very well. (This was a few years into my journey, and I had already gotten some experience working with that stuff for myself and others.)

As the young adult I was at the time, I wondered if this may have been my “ministry part” who I would switch into when I really wanted to let go of awareness of everything else in my life to just flow in the Spirit. He seemed to be me at my best in that area. It was all so easy for him.

Steven was rattling off discernment after discernment of what was going on among the rest of my parts, identifying issue after issue among the younger parts and what the Lord wanted to do for them, then what needed to be done next, etc. The minister leading the session mostly had little to do as this part quickly pointed out how the Lord was saying this and healing that and so on, just as if he’d done this all a thousand times before.  (Neither I nor “he” had done this a thousand times.)

More parts, single, in pairs, or in entire groups, were called together from various places, brought out of hiding places, or rescued from captivity, to join the larger crowd as I watched it all unfold. Steven would identify the types and colors of clothes they were wearing and what problems those colors represented, how the Lord was ministering to those parts to change all the clothes to white (representing spiritual purity), and/or simply describing the various issues they were being healed from and how that was being done.

The large group of parts, including Steven, were all healed from various issues and integrated within that short (roughly one hour) session. It made a significant difference for me.

During that whole session, I had no sense of “switching,” or of actually becoming somebody else as “Steven” talked through me. I was still just me, still experiencing the normal thoughts and normal, stable emotional states I would typically experience in the better parts of any given day. I was just allowing whatever/whoever was inside me, in an environment of Christ-centered prayer and faith, to put thoughts and impressions in my mind, to answer questions, and to share information. As a result, I did experience a dramatically noticeable healing in my mind and emotions as the session came to a close.

There were times during my overall process when I would pray for my parts without others’ help, perceiving them in the spirit and asking the Lord to walk them through healing in various ways, leading to their integration. I would tend to notice a shift taking place inside, and in the case of larger parts or groups of parts, I would experience a sense of confusion for a few hours afterward as integration was being processed. After those more significant integrations I would tend to notice more of a sense of confusion at first, but then positive changes in my life later on.

 

UNEXPECTED RESULTS

Those are a few examples of how instances of healing and integration for fractured parts looked in my process. Overall, it was tremendously valuable in bringing healing to me in many areas. Most of these were areas which I had no idea that I needed help in, but which I only discovered had become different/more healthy after they were healed. Some of what I was healed from were things I had even thought were positive qualities, that is until I found that they were suddenly changed (for the better) after integration.

In other words, this was not healing which came from analysis of memories or of personal problems. These were not issues related to my conscious thinking, but issues within deeper aspects of me needing to be healed, which I had no conscious control over or even thinking about whatsoever at the time.

One unexpected result of all this in my life was the fading away of the driven intensity and performance orientation typical of my previous persona. I became much more laid back. I no longer felt such a deep need to “have it all together” to be OK with myself. I became content to be someone in the middle of a process. I became OK on a deep level to just receive grace and love despite the fact that I still had many issues and even sins. I no longer felt the need to always be accomplishing something “great” for the Lord for me to be happy with who I was.

I had previously been so intense about evangelism and about moving in the miraculous, about prayer and Bible study and all the things that made me a “radical Christian.” Now, I realized that a good portion of my intensity came from a place of brokenness, a place of trying to make up for a deep wound now suddenly healed.

After healing parts, I could just accept myself as a human being who was loved even though I wasn’t perfect, and could enjoy relating to others on that level much more, rather than seeing them as objects who I was duty bound to rescue from the perils of righteous judgment and spiritual darkness. I wasn’t perfectly healed from perfectionism, but I was suddenly a lot farther down the road than I had been, and the change was at a level much deeper than my conscious thinking.

(It also could have been good to have gotten more help for my conscious thinking at the time, especially in the area of doctrines I’d been taught.. I continued to struggle with a certain amount of perfectionism off and on for a long while as a result of the more surface level issues which still weren’t resolved. But, major positive changes.)

Healing like this may take away a decent amount of our motivation to live up to an idealized standard. We may lose our motivation to get a certain quota of souls won or miracles accomplished for the week. We may lose our need to finish the latest 40 day fast or other such “radical sacrifice.” We likely become OK with being weak in many areas and with facing the fact that we are even failing in a lot of areas, knowing that Daddy still loves us and is with us. Really, this frees us much more to receive grace where we are really at, and to walk out the destiny the Lord has for us, even if it may not be something flashy or high profile in popular opinion because we are no longer seeking to prove something to others or ourselves so much.

For a period of time while walking out healing in this area, I even felt like a child and related to people in a very childlike way. This was not well received by some of the legalistic, performance driven types around me. They seemed to think I was wussing out and backsliding. I wasn’t running the hamster wheel they were running on anymore.

Some pressured me to get under their guilt-driven performance trips again, but I don’t think I could have done that if I had tried. It was like all I could really do was to enjoy the fact that God loved me, regardless of what my performance looked like to others or to myself, just like a simple child. Maybe that was a processing phase because I came to balance out somewhere in between those extreme states (driven perfectionism vs. simple childishness) as time would go by. I still had tons of progress to make in many other areas of healing over the years since, but this in itself was major breakthrough.

Healing looks different for different people, and I have yet to find someone whose process has looked exactly like mine. I’ve found that all kinds of emotional issues can be resolved through healing fractured parts: severe depression, overwhelming fear and anxiety, out of control anger, shame and low self-esteem, the feeling of being powerless and helpless in daily situations, and much more have been turned around, sometimes 180 degrees through just this area of ministry.

As I continued praying with folks and working with their fractured parts, I found that many, many people were able to benefit.

 

SO WHERE DOES ALL THIS “FRACTURING” COME FROM?

It seems that trauma at an early age is likely to cause one to develop more heavily fractured parts. Some of the most heavily fractured people I’ve worked with were test tube babies or those whose parents were mentally ill or extremely violent and abusive on a regular basis. Some have been abused in cults from an early age. On the other hand, many who have not been through such things also have many parts needing serious healing.

There tends to be some difference in the nature (intensity?) of the parts found among those who were severely traumatized at the youngest ages when compared to the nature of the parts of those who weren’t. Also, the complexity of the system that the parts form in those two groups tends to be different. One group seems a bit more like “parts lite,” yet there are still going to be issues which will mostly not be healed any other way than through intentional ministry to them.

This is just the same as if you wanted to heal the sick physically. If you just wandered around town reading the Bible and worshipping but not intentionally praying for anyone, you would tend to see very few, if any healings. Yet, those who really learn their authority in Christ and how to move in physical healing, intentionally praying with sick people often, tend to see many healings. I have friends who report about a 70% success rate at that, and it mostly has to do with simple faith, a learning process in the beginning, and consistent intentional action.

Things work exactly the same way with inner issues. You will most likely get so much more done with a little basic know-how and intentional action as opposed to aimless wandering. Also, I think the success rate tends to get a lot higher than 70% when praying for inner issues. (The inner issues can be necessary to resolve to get progress in stubborn physical issues, which accounts for much of the 30% failure rate among [excellent] purely physical healers.)

Many would like to think that these deeper issues are just getting healed on their own, without anybody doing anything about them. We would usually like to think that what the church is doing is working, that the broken are being healed if they just follow the programs. My experience is that this is mostly not the case though.

Most of what I see is that Christians are remaining wounded, and many of them are being aggressively persuaded to believe they are all healed up just because they believe a doctrine, even though they obviously aren’t. The “fake it till you make it” approach isn’t helping.

I see a lot of people giving up on real healing and transformation because they’ve believed all the messages and done all the popular Christian things the best they’ve known how to for so many years, yet their deeper issues haven’t changed. Either that or they are experiencing the fallout of all the wounded Christians who are abusing each other and destroying relationships even though they still think their spiritual answers are working. It can all be very disillusioning.

Many think of fractured parts as only being found in the most extreme cases, such as the ritually abused or those diagnosed with DID (dissociative identity disorder), considering it a phenomenon that only psychologists are capable of ministering to. I’ve found that to not only be the farthest thing from the truth but a mentality directly responsible for leaving multitudes stuck in a place of brokenness. Many stagnate because they don’t know how to access or minister to these parts of themselves where their deep woundedness really lives.

As I’ve gained more experience and understanding over the last 15 plus years, I’ve come to believe that fractured parts are there to be found in everyone (to different degrees) and that healing them is one of the things necessary for our personal progress. Among those I pray with from many states and countries, I find that there are issues in people’s lives which simply do not get healed in any other way. This is something the body of Christ needs to learn and apply to the massive numbers of people who need it everywhere we look.

Again, this is a matter of whether we will allow the Lord to continue on with that basic aspect of his mission statement in Isaiah 61:1, “to heal/bind together those who are shattered into many pieces.” This is one aspect of the fulfillment of Jesus’ High Priestly prayer in John 17, that we would all be “one” as he and the Father are one, that the world may know that the Father sent him. We must come into healthy unity within ourselves before we will be able to have healthy unity in the body.

 

FINAL NOTE:

If you are reading this over the internet, on a computer, or on a cell phone, please do not demand clear biblical examples of healing for fractured parts, since there are no clear biblical examples of the internet, computers, or cell phones. Good luck with being Amish.

John said there were many more things Jesus did which weren’t recorded, so many that the world couldn’t contain the books if it were written down, and Jesus also said there was much more for Holy Spirit to teach us beyond even that.