Teaching Topics:

  1. Drink in Psalm 27: ‘The Lord is MY light and my salvation (light must always come first – that puncture in the clouds of doom, despair, and shadows); whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Though a host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though armies should rise against me, in this will I be confident …. for in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion. In the SECRET of His tabernacle shall He HIDE me; He shall set me upon a rock (He’s not ashamed of you – He proudly lifts you up so all can see His love for you)”……verses 1,2,3,4,5……ah, read the whole Psalm. Notice that Yahweh, which is the covenant name of God for His people, hides you in the secret place. It’s not a place of shame or embarrassment, as in that secretive place that deflates your spirit; it’s a place of the secret things that God wants to show you.
  2. I’m glad you have forgiven your persons and now you need to release yourself. (Additional thought: you may not think you ever blamed your whosoever – and I’m sure you wouldn’t have gone that way, but somewhere deep inside you may have felt no one was there for you – Psalm 27: 10: “When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up.” You were put down and left vulnerable, but God wants to raise you up, so you do not shirk from the terror of the adversary. Remember, the enemy is on the outer circle – not inside; he can growl, terrorize, demean, but he cannot tell you your future. He’s not in it.
  3. Every time you see an abused child – or you are preparing for a child/grand or otherwise to come over, fight the urge to let the fear come over you. II Timothy 1:7: “For God has not given us the spirit of fear (fear is a spirit, but not God’s Spirit), but of power, love, and a sound mind”. Write appropriate, God-breathed Scriptures on little cards that you can carry with you and pull them out and refresh your mind. Also, tell yourself: “I am not that victim anymore; that’s not me”. It’s someone I will pray for and God will keep that prayer as His incense until the need is met.
  4. God responds to faith and Satan relishes fear. In that word fear is the word “ear”; your spirit will tell you who is speaking to you. Faith takes us out of ourselves and into God’s trusting arms; fear takes us down and cannot trust anyone, including self. Speak the rebuke to Satan out loud, if you need to. Remember that victimization tends to want to keep things inside, where we think it is safe. Actually, it is a lava flow and that hurts spiritually, physically, and emotionally. Your stomach tightens up when this occurs; that tells me that you’ve eaten this fear so long it has affected you physically, but when your spirit is in charge through the Holy Split, that power will descend into your emotions, thoughts, and down into your physical vessel.
  5. As a victim, you had no control. You couldn’t stand up for yourself, your siblings, etc. In Christ you can stand, because who you are is not what has happened to you. Who you are is what Christ did for you. The enemy wants you to think that you are still that frightened, helpless little girl. He’s wrong – don’t listen to those lies. You’ve been able to stand up to certain people and that is wonderful. Stand up for yourself and the love and heart that flows through you.