In part 5 of “Deliverance and Spiritual Warfare 101,” we continue our talk about getting “back to the basics” of Scripture to find deliverance and healing.
In this video, we discuss our journey of finding deliverance and healing through confession and repentance.
We speak from our point of view as survivors of abuse, particularly mind control agendas, and although we have tried to discuss these issues with compassion and care, the topics of repentance and confession may be triggering to some survivors. If you find yourself becoming triggered, please stop watching and tend to your immediate needs.
Link to watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/qjusG4ui1FE
Sometimes we purposefully and consciously do things that are against God and His standards, and sometimes we do not follow the standards of God because we are ignorant and do not know any better. In these situations, it’s clear that we need to confess and repent in order to restore our right standing with God.
However, what if we are forced against our will into situations that are against God? Or what happens when other people perpetrate things upon us that are against the standards of God? How does confession and repentance fit into these situations?
As survivors of abuse, when confession and repentance are spoken of in the context of two things that are necessary in order to find healing from that abuse, this can be very triggering and upsetting. However it is very important to remember the following:
- Confessing and repenting does not mean you are saying that it was your fault that you were abused.
- Confessing and repenting does not mean that the abuse was okay.
- Confession and repentance does not mean that the abusers are getting off the hook.
- Confession and repentance does not mean that you have to place yourself back into an abusive situation.
- Confession and repentance does not even mean that you are forgiving the other people for their abuses. Forgiveness is a separate issue that the Spirit of God will work inside of you as He brings you healing.
Confession and repentance is not for your condemnation.
Confession and repentance is for your healing.
However the sinful action came about — whether it was done purposefully and consciously by your own self, or whether it was something that you were forced to do by other people — this action creates a connection between you and that sin.
Confession and repentance is a process that cuts the cord that connects you to the abusive and sinful action.
For the person who has been abused, the process of confession and repentance looks like this:
- Confession: admitting that it happened.
This means that you refuse to live in denial of what took place. This means that you can learn to boldly speak without shame: “This is what happened to me and it was wrong.”
- Repentance: turning away from that which is against God.
This means that you turn away from the sinful actions that were forced upon you, and you refuse to allow the rest of your life to be controlled by those actions that others perpetrated upon you or forced you to participate in.
The process of confession and repentance helps you learn to acknowledge what happened without becoming stuck in an abusive identity and without allowing those sinful actions to control the rest of your life.
Confession and repentance allows God to make you into the whole person He created you to be.
Question: What if you have alters who aren’t in agreement with confession and repentance?
Answer: You confess for yourself and on behalf of every part of you. You repent for yourself and on behalf of every part of you.
Confession and repentance begins to break the power that sin has over you, and it begins to set you free.
Confession and repentance cuts the connection to that sin.
Whether it is a sin that you knowingly committed, or if it’s a sin out of ignorance, or if it’s a sin that you were forced to commit, or if it’s a sin that was committed against you: confession and repentance breaks the power that sin has over you and this is where you begin to find freedom.
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