Recovery For Abused Women

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Being Delivered by Jesus Christ from Domestic Violence

Luke 4:18

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

 

According to the coalition of domestic violence a woman is battered in the United States every 13 seconds. Domestic violence is Satan’s attempt to shatter the spirit and pierce the soul! We decree deliverance right now by the blood of Jesus!

I am telling you this as a direct warning from God. Beware of those who want to use power, particularly as disguised in a religious cover or intimate relationship, in order to exercise a control over you or over others. Also may men who are batterers use drugs and alcohol. The reason the spirit of witchcraft has overtaken them because they opened the doorway for Satan by being under the influence of a substance vs. being under the influence of the Holy Spirit. Dionysius was the goddess of wine and symbolic of carnality, gratification and pleasure!

Many people think the spirit of witchcraft is people dabbling in occult practices and standing around black pots but the spirit of Deviation according to the word of God the spirit of control and rebellion! It occurred first in I Samuel Chapter 13 with King Saul. Also people believe that witches are all female but in the bible they were called warlocks, sorcerers, and magicians and were all male!

In the life of Saul we see this kind of power use. When Saul went ahead of the prophet Samuel and made the sacrifice (used the disguise of spiritual trappings), he did so in order to control the people (1st Samuel 13). Later, through several interactions of the type, when Samuel arrives he refers to Saul’s actions as being congruent with witchcraft or sorcery – the use of power for the control, manipulation or dominance of another. That is what domestic violence is…………..

In a very interesting way as we come into The Book of Acts we find a man named Simon the Sorcerer (Acts 8). Simon used the power of sorcery to control people, bewitching them and convincing them he was some great man to be followed and revered. When he saw the apostles laying hands on people and imparting the Holy Spirit into them, he wanted that power too, offering the apostles money if they would teach him what he must have considered was a magic trick.

Simon’s desire for power was different than that of the apostles though and Peter was very aware of this motive. Peter brought out the fact that Simon was motivated by the “gall of bitterness” and that Simon was bound with unclean spirit rooted energies.

The power of salvation as demonstrated so clearly in Jesus the Christ of God is the power of God acting wonderfully in the liberation of people spiritually, perceptually and physically from all that would bind, manipulate, oppress and make them personally less than everything God in His infinity has made them to be. This is why the gospel is considered to be the root of freedom in the earth.

Men who abuse women attempt to justify their behavior by saying they love their partners so much and could not handle the thought of their girlfriend or wife dating someone else or leaving them. Look at this woman's face! If you are being abused get out because he will keep abusing you until he kills you. Men either have the Holy Spirit within their hearts or the spirit of the enemy who deceives, lies, and destroys. The responsibility of the Holy Spirit is to lead, guide, bring forth prophecy, edify (build up not tear down), and bring forth comfort. 1 Corinthians 14: 3-4 tells us "But someone prophesying is speaking to people, edifying, encouraging and comforting them. A person speaking in a tongue does edify himself, but a person prophesying edifies the congregation."

What are the symptoms of PTSD?

For many people, symptoms begin almost right away after the trauma happens. For others, the symptoms may not begin or may not become a problem until years later. Symptoms of PTSD may include:

  • Repeatedly thinking about the trauma. You may find that thoughts about the trauma come to mind even when you don’t want them to. You might also have nightmares or flashbacks about the trauma or may become upset when something reminds you of the event.
  • Being constantly alert or on guard. You may be easily startled or angered, irritable or anxious and preoccupied with staying safe.  You may also find it hard to concentrate or sleep or have physical problems, like constipation, diarrhea, rapid breathing, muscle tension or rapid heart rate.
  • Avoiding reminders of the trauma.  You may not want to talk about the event or be around people or places that remind you of the event.  You also may feel emotionally numb, detached from friends and family, and lose interest in activities.

These are other symptoms of PTSD:

  • Panic attacks: a feeling of intense fear, with shortness of breath, dizziness, sweating, nausea and racing heart.
  • Physical symptoms: chronic pain, headaches, stomach pain, diarrhea, tightness or burning in the chest, muscle cramps or low back pain.
  • Feelings of mistrust: losing trust in others and thinking the world is a dangerous place.  
  • Problems in daily living: having problems functioning in your job, at school, or in social situations.
  • Substance abuse: using drugs or alcohol to cope with the emotional pain.
  • Relationship problems: having problems with intimacy, or feeling detached from your family and friends.
  • Depression: persistent sad, anxious or empty mood; loss of interest in once-enjoyed activities; feelings of guilt and shame; or hopelessness about the future. Other symptoms of depression may also develop.
  • Suicidal thoughts: thoughts about taking one’s own life. If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

The Duluth Model or Domestic Abuse Intervention Project is a program developed to reduce domestic violence.[1] The Duluth model was developed by Minnesota Program Development, Inc., a nonprofit agency in Duluth, Minnesota. The program was mostly founded by social activist Ellen Pence. The Duluth Model is featured in the documentary Power and Control: Domestic Violence in America.[2] Women who are victims of domestic violence are more than likely to have domestic violence related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder but through the blood of Jesus victims can be made whole again! If you have suffered this type of emotional, verbal, sexual, and physical abuse it is important to fast, pray, and meditate on God's word. Seek a pastor with good counseling skills or a Christian psychologist or therapist to pray with you, process your feelings, forgive, and with God's power freedom to love Christ, yourself, and others!

Women who are victims of domestic violence are more than likely to have domestic violence related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder but through the blood of Jesus victims can be made whole again! If you have suffered this type of emotional, verbal, sexual, and physical abuse it is important to fast, pray, and meditate on God's word. Seek a pastor with good counseling skills or a Christian psychologist or therapist to pray with you, process your feelings, forgive, and with God's power freedom to love Christ, yourself, and others!

Jeremiah 29:11-14 English Standard Version (ESV)

11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. 13 You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. 14I will be found by you, declares the LORD, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, declares the LORD, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile.

 

 

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