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Thursday, March 07, 2024

Wired for Healing: The Impact of Trauma on the Brain

Wired for Healing: The Impact of Trauma on the Brain

How Trauma Affects the Brain

childhood trauma and anxiety

Touch of God is a Ministry of Healing and Deliverance to set the captives free from traumatic events.
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Learn How Trauma and Anxiety Affect the Brain?

As human beings, we all experience moments of trauma and anxiety throughout our lives. These can be caused by a variety of factors, such as losing a loved one, going through a difficult breakup, or experiencing a traumatic event. But have you ever wondered how these experiences actually affect our brains? Let's dive into the fascinating world of neurobiology and explore the impact of trauma and anxiety on the brain.

Understanding the Brain's Response to Trauma and Anxiety

When we experience trauma or intense anxiety, our brains go into what is commonly known as "fight or flight" mode. This primal response is designed to protect us from danger by releasing stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline. These hormones prepare our bodies to either combat the threat head-on or flee to safety.
However, when this response is triggered repeatedly or for prolonged periods of time, it can have detrimental effects on our brains. Chronic stress can lead to changes in the structure and function of the brain, particularly in areas responsible for memory, emotions, and decision-making.

The Impact of Trauma on Brain Function

Trauma, whether physical or emotional, can have lasting effects on the brain. Studies have shown that individuals who have experienced trauma may have smaller hippocampal volumes, which can affect their ability to regulate emotions and form new memories.
Additionally, trauma can lead to an overactive amygdala, the part of the brain responsible for processing emotions. This can result in heightened fear responses and an increased risk of developing anxiety disorders.

How Anxiety Alters Brain Chemistry

Anxiety, on the other hand, can disrupt the delicate balance of neurotransmitters in the brain. Imbalances in neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine can lead to symptoms such as restlessness, irritability, and difficulty concentrating.
Chronic anxiety has also been linked to changes in the structure of the brain, particularly in the prefrontal cortex. This area of the brain is responsible for executive functions such as decision-making and impulse control. When the prefrontal cortex is compromised, individuals may struggle to regulate their emotions and behavior.

Reversing the Effects of Trauma and Anxiety on the Brain

While the effects of trauma and anxiety on the brain may seem daunting, there are ways to mitigate their impact. Therapy, mindfulness practices, and relaxation techniques have been shown to help individuals rewire their brains and foster resilience.
Engaging in regular exercise, getting an adequate amount of sleep, and maintaining a healthy diet can also support brain health and promote emotional well-being. By caring for our physical and mental health, we can build a strong foundation for healing and growth.

Conclusion

In conclusion, trauma and anxiety can have profound effects on the brain, disrupting its structure and function. By understanding how these experiences impact our brains, we can take proactive steps to support our mental health and well-being. Remember, it is never too late to seek help and begin the journey toward healing. Take care of your brain, and it will take care of you.


Coach Teresa Morin, Anxious2Victorious Women 12-Week Program - Learn how to Break Anxiety Cycle



Wired for Healing: The Impact of Trauma on the Brain

Friday, November 10, 2023

Reward Accomplishments if you Break your Habits

 

Reward Accomplishments if you Break your Habits

Oct 23, 2021
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Life becomes more worth living when you know that for every good thing that you did, a reward is bound to come your way. By this time, you already know that stopping your addictions is possible only if you will really put your heart and mind to it. The last but definitely not the least tool for you to completely free yourself from your bad habits is learning to reward yourself for every accomplishment that you make.

Through meaningful rewards, you can be more motivated to do better the next day and you will strive even harder to make sure that you will get another great reward in the future. With this kind of inspiration and motivation, you will have the drive to become better and better every day as you finish your journey to complete recovery from your addiction.

Every Accomplishment Deserves a Good Reward

Reward systems are being used in many situations today. At home, in schools and even in workplaces, a reward system is considered as a helpful tool for people to do better. This serves as a motivation for the children to do their chores at home. Students learn to embrace their lessons better and complete their homework because they know that they will be rewarded for everything that they do.

Employees feel more valued and appreciated when their employees reward them for their achievements. Reward systems can certainly do wonders when it comes to inspiring people to strive better and even in your recovery from addiction, rewarding yourself for every accomplishment that you make can inspire you to move forward and finish what you have started.

Maybe you could say no to your friends’ invitation to go to the bar after work. Perhaps the sight of marijuana no longer made you feel any cravings to take a toke. Maybe you were able to stop yourself from watching the porn video that popped up during your search.

These things might seem like a simple accomplishment for others, but for those who are addicted to alcohol, marijuana, and pornography, these simple actions are a giant leap on their way to recovery, and these things definitely deserve some reward.

The rewards will be all up to. You can either set it for yourself or ask your family and friends to give you something for every accomplishment you make. The main point here is that you will get something good out of being able to resist the lure of your addictions.

At the end of the day, it is not really the reward that matters. What matters is that even if there is no reward, it will now be easier for you to say No to your addictions. This is because you have already accepted in your heart and mind that your bad habits will never do you any good, and letting them go is the only way for you to live the kind of life you want, the life you deserve.

Hopefully, this article has helped you in learning how to stop your addictions. Use the tools you discovered to break free from all your bad habits.

Teresa Morin
Anxious2Victorious Women Coaching Program - Kicking Out Anxiety

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Incubus and Succubus Attacks Prayer


A Spirit Husband Bible Verse Gen.6:1-7

Incubus and Succubus Attacks the prayer of Deliverance

Learn Succubus Names and Incubus Names


Incubus and Succubus Prayer of Deliverance

Note: Witchcraft in families has many consequences. One of them could be a spiritual marriage claim on children where a familiar spirit “marries” a person and comes regularly during the night to have sexual relationships. A person in such a demonic “marriage” often does not marry naturally because they have already been claimed, or they do get married. Still, they cannot remain faithful to the Godly Covenant.

Difference between Incubus and succubus.

Note: What is incubus attracted to? And what is an incubus? These spirits are spirits that seek to have sexual intercourse with men and women during the night hours. Anyone who has opened the spirit of lust - incubus loves women. An Incubus demon is described as a spirit being that comes to have intimate relationships with women. 

What is a succubus? And What is Succubus attracted to? These are sex demons, and while a man is asleep, the succubus spirit comes to have relationships with men in their sleep. 

These dream visitors are called ‘night husbands and night wives/spirit husbands and spirit wives. The demon Mare (nightmare) works with these spirits, causing dreams of sexual content. (It can manifest as a unicorn – a horse with a horn on the forehead.) (Lilith is known as the nightmare queen.)

Why the Incubus Attack and Succubus Attack?

There are many reasons for incubus spirits or succubus attack in the night


1. Sex outside of marriage
2. Fornication
3. Sexual abuse
4. Masturbation
5. Sex movies
6. Homosexuality
7. Cyber Sex


Other names for sexual demons: sexual husbands, sexual wives, marine spirits, spiritual marriage


How do these incubus and succubus manifest? 


Spiritual Sexual Molestation: When you dream of constant Sexual Intercourse while sleeping.
Spiritual Sexual Molestation: When you desire a regular Sexual Intercourse while sleeping.
Breast Feeding In The Dream: If you have been dreaming of nursing a baby in the dream.
Serial Broken Relationships: Broken relationships should not be a regular occurrence.
Getting Married In The Dream: One sign common to people under the attack of a spirit spouse is to have a dream regularly that they are getting wedded.

Renunciation Prayer from Incubus and Succubus Spirit

You want to be free from spirit spouses:

Father, in the Name of Yeshua [Jesus Christ of Nazareth], I repent on behalf of myself and those in my family line who had sexual relations with evil spirits, familiar spirits, dead human spirits, incubus/succubus spirits, and the demon Mara. I renounce and break any covenant or dedications to the Nephilim, Lilith, Baal or Belial, Cleopatra, Isis, or Asherah. (Name the spirits applicable to your family situation.)

Harlotry.

I repent for anyone in my family with any connection, ties, pact, or allegiance to the harlotry spirit. I repent for all who participated in any fertility rites or rituals, sacrificed, worshipped, danced before these spirits, or gave offerings to any fertility gods or goddesses.

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Continuation of Deliverance Prayer


Lord, I repent for all those who had night husbands (spirit husbands) and night wives (spirit wives). Lord, forgive us for rejecting You as our Husband and our unfaithfulness towards You.

Forgive us for finding comfort from these spirits and looking to them to fulfill our desires and needs. I choose to rely on and trust in You for everything I need. Please restore our joy and faithfulness to the Bridegroom.

I now declare divorce with every familiar spirit that has “married” me in the spirit and break all ties – body, soul, and spirit – with this spirit. In the Name of Y’shua [Jesus], I declare that your claim over me is now broken! I cancel every sexual act with you and break the demonic seals that were put in place by my forefathers.

I repent for those in my family line who were involved in astral travel, dark practices such as the occult, and new age practices. I repent for involvement with witches, sorcerers, magicians, or ‘familiar spirits.’

I renounce all-night spells, charms, enchantments, or allurements used by witches and warlocks at night. Please close all ungodly pathways, portals, cracks, or seams into ungodly realms or the underworld. Father, please remove all defilement and tainting to my body, soul, and spirit.

I repent for myself and any of my ancestors who have visited sangomas, witches, or warlocks for their love of witchcraft (muti).

I repent of buying, accepting, and using their love potions (muti). I repent of rituals performed, invocations offered up, and use of bath potions, washes, charms, and psychic prayers.

I repent of having my body rubbed with ceremonial liquids or allowing proper liquids to be poured. I repent for having incisions made on parts of my body and muti rubbed into the wounds.

I repent for the breaking up of marriages, covenants, divorces, and the destroyed relationships that resulted from having relations with these sexual spirits.

I ask that You would break off all false love, lust, hatred, impotence, frigidity, sickness, and disease that have been caused by these spirits.

I repent on behalf of myself and my family line for all fornication, adultery, incest, homosexuality, and sexual addiction causes.

[Note: If you have been sexually abused, break the tie to the perpetrator's unclean spirit and the destruction over your life with continual sickness, disease, and body breakdown. You may need to fast to pull down the unclean spirit.  If it was sexual abuse through incest, you are undoubtedly dealing with the family's unclean spirit.

Try to trace it as much as possible to cut the ties of the unclean spirit.]

Father, I repent of the family sin of perversion and uncleanness that has bound my life.

I take accountability for my own sin and pull down the stronghold of an unclean spirit, making bodily functions diseased or bringing me to a place of infirmity.

I smash the god of Asherah, where immorality, sexual perversion, and temple prostitution have been in my family line.

[Note: Hidden temple prostitution is a vast area today. Occult rituals involving sexual initiations are not only done in occult black witchcraft but in other more subtle forms of occult practices. It is rife in every nation.]

Father, I break the curse of temple prostitution down my family line that not only opens the door to an unclean spirit and sickness but also to all manner of sexual perversion breaking out in the family line.

I break the curse and plagues that come with temple prostitution, especially in the blood, bowels, and sexual organs. I release the Blood of Y’shua [Jesus] to all the major organs of the body for the cleansing of the Blood of Y’shua [Jesus].

I break the family curse of temple prostitution with ritualistic abuse, where the doors have been opened in the spirit for the total destruction of Apollyon.

I break the family curse of being seeded with schizophrenia through the sin and iniquity that has come down with any temple, sexual abuse, and torment in the night hours of demonic sexual activity.

I repent for all pornography, rape, abuse, masturbation, lust, fantasy, any ungodly sexual contact with other people, bestiality (animals), all sexual perversion, and sex for money.

I repent on behalf of myself and my family line for the shedding of innocent blood through abortion and human sacrifices. I repent of murder, pride, greed, rage, hate, jealousy, pretense, falseness, cursing, and lying.

Father, on behalf of myself and my family line, I repent of having been involved in acts that showed worship and obedience to Satan and his demons through having sexual relations outside of marriage. Lord, forgive us for not following Your Commandments.

Father, I repent for allowing these evil spirits to reduce and control my will. I now put my spirit, will, emotions, mind, and body under the Lordship of Y’shua [Jesus Christ of Nazareth].

Father, on behalf of myself and my family line, I repent for allowing satan to use my body as a temple of worship and giving him power and glory. I ask You, Lord, to destroy the demonic temple that satan has built within me with Your Godly Fire.

Now, in the Name of Yeshua [Jesus Christ], I renounce and take authority over Incubus,

Succubus, Lilith and Mare, Baal and Belial, and every other strongman not mentioned, command them to come out of my body, soul, and spirit.

I take authority over and bind every sexual demon assigned to my tongue, hands, fingers, breasts, hips, lower back, buttocks, sexual organs, or any other part of my body in the Almighty Name of Y’shua [Jesus Christ] of Nazareth.

I will no longer serve these demon spirits. I renounce Satan and all his works. I declare a divorce with every one of these sexual demons, in the Almighty Name of Y’shua [Jesus] of Nazareth.

The triple cord needs to be broken!

Minister:  I command every evil sexual demon, unclean spirit, unloving spirit, incubus, occult, divination, spirit guides of divination, murder, pride, greed, rage, hate, jealousy, pretense, falseness, cursing, and lying spirits, Nephilim, Lilith, Baal or Belial, Cleopatra, Isis, or Asherah, pornography, rape, abuse, masturbation, lust, fantasy, fals love, lust, sickness and disease, beastiality spirits any ungodly sexual contact to be broken, severed and dissolved. Spirit of harlotry, I break every marriage covenant in oaths, blood, and semen to be broken, severed, and disbanded in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

I commend all blood, bowels, and sexual organs to be cleansed and healed in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.


Information Notes:

When sexual sin takes place, it happens on three levels:

• Your generational demons link with the other person’s generational demons – (spirit

draws spirit)

• Your human spirit connects with the other person’s human spirit.

• Your sex demons link with the other person’s sex demons.

You need to sever these links and declare a divorce on each level.

Prayer: Father, with the two-edged Sword, I sever all ties and links with every dead human spirit (generational demons), human spirit, and the demon that I was linked to in every person that I was sexually involved with, in the Name of Yeshua [Jesus].

I separate these levels one from another and declare divorce with every generational demon, every human spirit, and every demon that was controlling the other person/s that I was sexually involved with.

In the Name of Y’shua [Jesus] I renounce every ungodly spirit and soul ties with
__________________. (Name person/s with whom you have had sexual relationships).

Father, I ask You to cleanse my spirit, mind, and body in the Name of Jesus. I now
 apply the Blood of Y’shua [Jesus Christ] over every ungodly tie.

Broom of Destruction.

Father, sweep with Your broom of destruction throughout my body, soul, and spirit, and remove every evil spirit still hiding anywhere in my being, in the Name of Yeshua [Jesus].

I command all confusion to leave and call back all parts of my spirit and mind that have been scattered or fragmented.

I ask You to forgive me, wash and cleanse me with the Water of Your Word, body, soul, and spirit, and I ask You to restore my innocence and the Glory of my virginity. As Your child, please restore my Godly dreams from Heavenly places.

I now give my body, soul, and spirit into the Hands of the Almighty God of Israel as a temple of the Holy Spirit only!

Father God, please increase my love for You and allow me to be truly faithful and spiritually intimate with You.

Thank You, Father!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Isaiah 17:17 Damacus will become a ruinous heap

Damascus will become a ruinous heap

Damascus will become a ruinous heap


God controls the heavens. In fact, the Bible says that He rides upon the heavens (Psalm 68:4). There can be no doubt that the above is somehow prophetic in nature. It comes at about the same time and is confluent with the following:

Israel is the key to prophecy and God's line of history. Iran got a nuclear weapon within weeks, with which it wants to destroy Israel and America. That showdown may be just days away.

Hezbollah taking control in Lebanon, increasing the threat on Israel's northern border, with many missiles in place, probably WMDs, ready to be fired at Israeli civilians.

Syria's instability, also with many missiles in place ready to be fired at Israel. Some of Syria's missiles are hidden in Damascus's residential neighborhoods, which will cause Israel to have to destroy those neighborhoods, fulfilling Isaiah 17:1, which says that Damascus will become a ruinous heap, an apt description of a nuclear aftermath. That prophecy has never yet been fulfilled, but it will probably be soon.

America turned against Israel with its Muslim-favoring President Hussein Obama (aka Barry Soetero).

Political turmoil and instability in America, the truth of Obama's legal ineligibility to be President, and fraud are admitted and dealt with. I suspect Obama and the left will not give in without a fight and that he will declare martial law and suspend the Constitution to hold office.

The left does not care for the Constitution anyhow.

Some experts believe the near financial collapse of America and the West is imminent.

God says, In the last days, perilous times will come. God also says I will show wonders in the heavens (Joel 2:30). Those times are here. It is happening. But there is nothing to worry about if you have received Christ and trust Him as Lord and Savior. He will surely deliver you, as He promises and cannot lie.

Personally, I believe the removal of God's people from the earth (called the rapture) is imminent.

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Monday, July 18, 2005

Have you ever felt like the Lord is silent

Have You Ever Felt God Silence in Your Life

Learn why we don't feel his presence

Have you ever felt like the Lord is silent

How to get out of the dark night of the soul faster


Have you ever felt like the Lord is silent and has abandoned you or feeling lost and can't find your direction? Are a lot of things going wrong in your life? Do you feel like you are being crushed and pressed hard and lose your sense of peace and joy, which relapse into a lower spiritual and mental level? That's because you are in the Dark Night of the Soul or, another way, the Cloud of the Unknowing. (Acts 17:26-28). WHY DOES THIS HAPPEN?

You probably think you are following God's agenda. In fact, a person is running too fast, thinking they are accomplishing God's agenda that is opposite of God's or that their way or vision for the kingdom is better. The Lord has to break the independent spirit in which we hit the end of our leach or take them in another direction. WHY? so you won't become dependent on the flesh and start the purification of the will so that it may be merged with God's will.

Every Christian has a God Leash (another way of saying God controls our lives). When a person hits the end of the leash, he goes into the Dark Night of the Soul. WHY? He must lose direction in order to come out going a better or clearer direction toward God's agenda. If that person doesn't lose his direction, he will continually pursue his own agenda, thinking he's going in the right direction.

Unfortunately, we are more soulish than spirit. So, God takes you into this darkness to redirect you. About the time you lose your bearings and get reoriented is when you get to pop out again. You don't pop out instantly going God's way at first. Each of us needs to be trained to recognize God's way, so we end up going through seasons of darkness in our lives.

When you are first saved, your personal agenda is thick, and that's the leash of God. Whenever we first exit from the Dark Night of the Soul, we usually go running headlong. You have a long leash that jerks at the end of it. The more you get into God's agenda, the shorter your leash will be. You will hate the short leash, but in reality, God tells you you're doing good. Moses had a really short leash, and he smoked the rock that caused him to not enter into the promised land. You will go into seasons of an actual short leash, and you think, "Why are you doing this to me," He says, "I'm doing this to you because you're really doing good. I want you to keep doing good." You take that one step out and are now in the Dark Place of the Soul. The shorter the leash, the quicker you exit because you realize what He's trying to do to you. The closer you get to God's agenda, the shorter your leash. He wants you to surrender your personal agenda.

From the time you are saved, the Lord takes every Christian through a maturation process to build character and dependence on Him. You will go through different stages of this process listed below:

* During the Dark Night of the Soul, you go through a survival mentality of becoming dependent on everybody. You feel like you don't know anything and everybody is going to tell you; and you are totally dependent on everyone and you hate it. In fact, you get to the point where you can hardly wait to not need anybody. During this time, you feel like you are hanging on the edge of a cliff, barely able to hang on. God intentionally causes you to have a spirit of dependence on everybody, and you can't wait to become independent again.

* Second, you will enter into the Independent Stage. As you mature, you will go into the independent stage. You will say, "I don't need anybody; it's God and me, and that's me on top." That is the death gurgle. You can watch them 5 to 2 years from now, and they are dead, but you are still alive. In five years, they will be in the ministry if they repent of their rebellion. UNFORTUNATELY, SOME PEOPLE DON'T MAKE IT OUT OF THE SURVIVAL STAGE. When you are independent, you can help people, but you need more in who you can help. WHY! You will produce people just like you, AND nobody can put anything in your life or tell you what to do, so you keep making people like yourself. You can bless some people, but the blessings are short-lived.

* Third, you will enter into a building or blessing mentality. The only way to enter a building mentality is when you recognize you can't do it alone, which is the opposite of survival. You become interdependent on others. You realize you need the help of others, and they need your help. Regardless of your flaws and weaknesses, you each build strength into each other. Instead of reproducing weaknesses, you reproduce your strengths, and others reproduce their strengths in you. 

Have you ever been wrongly Accused! The Lord will allow this because He is dealing with weaknesses in your life. Otherwise, your enemies would be at peace. It might not be what your accusers are saying, but He uses the weakness of others to strengthen your weaknesses. It doesn't make what they are doing right, but if you didn't have this weakness, He wouldn't have to use them. When you stop getting offended by some of their shortcomings, they stop doing what you got offended about. When you have victory in this area, it's usually because you've overcome this weakness. 

Depending on God, you will always spend time in the Dark Night of the Soul. It's coming to a place of knowing you need God's agenda over you, and you need others around you. During one of the battles, Moses had men holding his arms up. He needed their strength.

When you go through the Dark Night of the Soul of being redirected, do an attitude check to start handling these things inside of you:

* Do I have a personal agenda or ambition of building my own ministry and not God?* Do you need to check your heart to see if you are jealous of someone with a more excellent gift than you?* Are you getting mad at God and becoming self-defensive when someone ministers or corrects you?* Does the Lord want to take you in another direction to learn more about your calling and His purpose?
* Getting mad at God for things not happening as you think they should?
* Get mad at God for your past and ask, "Why, God, why did I have to suffer this?"

During the Dark Night of the Soul, you need to trust God in the dark and wait on Him. You must ride on sheer blind faith just hanging onto the Rock of Salvation. Sometimes, He even wants to destroy your ability to believe and have faith until you know you can think and have faith in grace. It's the work of the Holy Spirit. You can't take pride in anything; God will break you until you can't boast about anything. He will require you to thank Him because His plan is much greater than yours, and He's building character for others to trust you.

Are you demanding an understanding? You have one of two choices: wallering in misery and separated from God, or you can tell Him you need Him and His presence in your life more than you need understanding when life hands you a situation you cannot understand. Not understanding does not give you the right to demand to see into the secret of eternity. Maybe you are not supposed to know why God does certain things. The presumption of demanding an explanation is SIN. It's taking for granted that the Lord would grant you understanding. You have to trust Him blindly, as said in Hebrews 11.

During the maturation process, you will need to Build a History of Integrity. EACH OF US WILL FACE CRISES THAT WILL DETERMINE YOUR FUTURE. The previous private victories will help you make it when the tough times come, and you won't lose what He has built in you. 

You are going to have issues after issues that come up in your life where you are going to have a chance to cheat. You cheat on the front end, and there is a big balloon payment. It's big and much more challenging to pay the balloon payment than it would have been to bite the bullet in the first place. Pay the price today! Begin to build private victories, and in the moment of crises, when the stimulation says this and your heart says you don't want to do this, there's a moment of choice. Determine to do what is right. If you ask him in a crisis, He will tell you then. YOUR CHOICE WILL DETERMINE YOUR FUTURE HISTORY. It will determine if men can trust you or not. Your spirit will show if you can be trusted or not. Nebuchadnezzar told Daniel, "I have heard you have an excellent spirit." How did he know? Because of the light of God, you will show that you are a man of light.

You can know all the world's mysteries, but if nobody can trust you, nobody will listen to you, especially in prophetic ministry. It's more than just getting up "Thus Sayeth the Lord." You must build a history inside of you that will radiate to others 10 5 or 2 years from now. The more of these secret victories you have, the more the light of God will radiate from you. You will gain favors like Daniel, and others will know you have their best interests at heart and not your agenda. It starts when it seems like nothing, but it means everything. David slew the bear and the lion, and no one knew about it.

This entire process is very vital in every Christian's life. When you are first saved, you are very soulish. The Lord starts the maturation or purification process of breaking you to become more Christ-like and more able to walk more in the spirit. If you understand what He is doing, you can bear and thank Him for those dry and barren life stretches. Remember, it is building character so that others can trust you.

by: Traci Morin

Touch of God International Ministries - a Christian Healing and Deliverance - Setting The Captives Free

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Why We Strive to Walk in Christ?

Why We Strive to Walk the Faith!

Do you feel defeated in Christ?

Why We Strive to Walk!


Do you ever feel like you are living a defeated life in Christ, trying to walk the faith! I know I have. What are you doing in your Christian walk to gain more of the Lord’s love and acceptance? Do you feel you have to do something to gain more of His love for you?

Have you been one of those Christians who has done what you know to do through experience and found out it did not work and feel defeated and unacceptable? Are you trying to change what you are, what you do, and your circumstances so you will be more acceptable? Have you tried all the particular methods of programs to change and even felt more unacceptably or felt as though you are a defeated Christian?

What is the answer! The answer is not something we must do but rather something we must believe! Christian growth is simply accepting what we have always had from the beginning, from the day we gave our lives to Christ! And this simple, victorious life will be experienced only through the abiding life.

What is the abiding life? One day, the Lord gave me a revelation some years ago that set me free from the walk of striving. Not to say I still wrestle with that. He showed me that there was nothing I could do, or say or perform to gain more of His love or acceptance because He already loved me. He didn’t love me more because I received Him, but had partaken into His promises for me when I accepted Him. His love for us is more than any of us could ever comprehend. Also, nothing I could do, including sinning, could take away the Love and acceptance He has for me. 

Yes, when we sin, we reap the consequences of sin. The difference between an unbeliever and a believer is that the believer has the promises of eternal life. The sinner is separated from Him and is condemned to eternal hell. When I accepted Him, I became His child. It was His love for us when we were sinners (lost) that he called us to Him – we accepted Him because He had already accepted us. The difference is that the separation from me to Him was removed. The wall from the Holy of Holies was removed, and my relationship with Him was restored.

Again, the abundant life is not something to work for but to be worked from. My acceptance is not based on what I do but on what I am. (Acts 17:28 says, For in him we live, and move, and have our being;) Abundant life does not require that I imitate Jesus, but rather that I participate in His life; it does not require that I work to believe, but that I work because I think.

How, then, do I experience this life abundant? How do I discover a life free from sin? And how can it be mine without effort? God’s answer is designed to be within the grasp of the weak, the failure, the unacceptable, the ignorant, the frustrated, and the hopeless. The answer is abiding in Him.

God’s answer to abundant life is simple. The Christian must learn to believe and receive by faith – faith we may not know we possess – not great talent, ability, or intellect. The problem is not that God places on us an excellent and challenging task to perform to experience Him or His peace, rest, and joy. The problem is that we put on ourselves these significant tasks and standards/acceptance that are higher than God’s. Therefore, we end up struggling because of our own efforts to change. We can rest in knowing that we are accepted and loved and don’t have to perform to receive more of His love. Receiving this truth can and will produce rest to obtain peace and joy. What is holding you back to believe?

I Am AcceptedI am a child of GodJohn 1:12 Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of GodI am holy and acceptable to God (justified)Romans 5:1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, have been bought with a price.

I belong to God 1 Corinthians 6:19, 20 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20, you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body. have been adopted as Christ's child Ephesians 1:5 In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and willI am complete in ChristColossians 2:10 and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.

I Am Secure? I am free forever from punishment Romans 8:1,2 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death. am free from any condemning charges against me Romans 8:3.

What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? I cannot be separated from the love of God. Romans 8:35f: Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? I Am Significant? I am a part of the true vine, joined to Christ and able to produce lots of fruit John 15:1,5 "I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. "I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. am hand-picked by Jesus to bear fruit. John 15:16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will last.

Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.I am a Spirit-empowered witness of ChristActs 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."am a peace with God and He has given me the work of making peace between Himself and other people2 Corinthians 5:17f Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!?

by: Traci Morin 
Touch of God International Ministries of Healing and Deliverance - Setting the Captives Free

Choose Today

Choose Today
Seize The Power of God to Overcome


It is believed by those who need to make a choice that they cannot overcome their issues, problems, or sins. In some areas of our lives, it can be impossible to choose to be different. Many simply believe that they are stuck with their obsessions, addictions, anger, self-righteousness, pride, bitterness, anxiety, and all the other deeds of the flesh.

What are other deeds of the flesh? Galatians 5:19-21 says the following:

19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

What are the Deeds of the Spirit?

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. 24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

Romans 8:1 says There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

They are like the person standing outside their house in the snow, holding the key to the locked door and screaming, "Would someone please let me in!" How can the believer be stuck, be locked out of victory in Christ, when they are the only ones holding the key?

Let me illustrate. One man said, "I am addicted to porno!" At that, I responded, "I bet your family is sick of watching porno with you!" He replied, "Oh no, I never look at it around them!" My question is simple, how can he be addicted if he can choose when and where he watches the porno? How can a drug addict not be able to select against the drugs when he decides to purchase it and chooses to do it out of sight? Yes, there can be a stronghold, but we must surrender to God our lust at all costs, or the lust will kill that person if we do not get rid of it. Sometimes, we can get free instantly, but sometimes, it is a walkout of choosing. It is changing that thought and not entertaining that thought.

Jesus gave us the keys to overcome all things through Him at Calvary.

Philippians 4:11–13
11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.


We hate to be confronted with this truth, but we are doing exactly what we want and choose to do! We cannot choose; we don't want to choose the right thing. We are in unbelief and are constantly choosing. We have to pick between the words of Jesus and the voice of the flesh.

We CHOOSE the flesh. Choosing the flesh kills. It will cause you to go deeper than you want. It is bondage. It is an inescapable fact. We are where we are today, all because of personal choice. Some will argue, "It wasn't my choice to be molested, to have an alcoholic parent, to be emotionally and verbally abused, to be abandoned, to be unloved, and more." All entirely accurate, and at first, you reacted out of instinct. However, after maturing, you have chosen your reaction/lifestyle toward the event.

After getting the proper information, we may choose to remain victims, to not see God working, to blame others, to make those around us miserable, to make others pay, to live in self-hatred, and to try to undo the past by duplicating it. Two people have a standard, horrific event in their lives. Years later, one is sweet and the other sour. Why? We want to avoid the obvious; we want to give excuses, but the fact is choice. One believed choice was more significant than in the past. The other did not.

Steps to TAke to Starve Out the Flesh 

1. Get in the Word
2. Memorize the Word
3. Pray
4. Worship
5. Change your thoughts

by: Traci Morin


Friday, July 15, 2005

How Do I Love Myself!

Do You Struggle with Self-Hatred? See Scriptures in Who You Are In Christ

how to love yourself and be confident



Just come into agreement with Father God. Read these scriptures of what the Father has to say about you. 

My Child...

You may not know me, but I know everything about you
...Psalm 139:1

I know when you sit down and when you rise up
...Psalm 139:2

I am familiar with all your ways
...Psalm 139:3

Even the very hairs on your head are numbered
...Matthew 10:29-31

For you were made in my image
...Genesis 1:27

In me you live and move and have your being
...Acts 17:28

For you are my offspring
...Acts 17:28

I knew you even before you were conceived
...Jeremiah 1:4-5

I chose you when I planned creation
...Ephesians 1:11-12

You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book
...Psalm 139:15-16

I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live
...Acts 17:26

You are fearfully and wonderfully made
...Psalm 139:14

I knit you together in your mother's womb
...Psalm 139:13

And brought you forth on the day you were born
...Psalm 71:6

I have been misrepresented by those who don't know me
...John 8:41-44

I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love
...1 John 4:16

And it is my desire to lavish my love on you
...1 John 3:1

Simply because you are my child and I am your Father
...1 John 3:1

I offer you more than your earthly father ever could
...Matthew 7:11

For I am the perfect father
...Matthew 5:48

Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand
...James 1:17

For I am your provider and I meet all your needs
...Matthew 6:31-33

My plan for your future has always been filled with hope
...Jeremiah 29:11

Because I love you with an everlasting love
...Jeremiah 31:3

My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore
...Psalms 139:17-18

And I rejoice over you with singing
...Zephaniah 3:17

I will never stop doing good to you
...Jeremiah 32:40

For you are my treasured possession
...Exodus 19:5

I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul
...Jeremiah 32:41

And I want to show you great and marvelous things
...Jeremiah 33:3

If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me
...Deuteronomy 4:29

Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart
...Psalm 37:4

For it is I who gave you those desires
...Philippians 2:13

I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine
...Ephesians 3:20

For I am your greatest encourager
...2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles
...2 Corinthians 1:3-4

When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you
...Psalm 34:18

As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart
...Isaiah 40:11

One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes
...Revelation 21:3-4

And I'll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth
...Revelation 21:3-4

I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus
...John 17:23

For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed
...John 17:26

He is the exact representation of my being
...Hebrews 1:3

He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you
...Romans 8:31

And to tell you that I am not counting your sins
...2 Corinthians 5:18-19

Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled
...2 Corinthians 5:18-19

His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you
...1 John 4:10

I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love
...Romans 8:31-32

If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me
...1 John 2:23

And nothing will ever separate you from my love again
...Romans 8:38-39

Come home and I'll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen
...Luke 15:7

I have always been Father, and will always be Father
...Ephesians 3:14-15

My question is...Will you be my child?
...John 1:12-13

I am waiting for you
...Luke 15:11-32

by: Traci Morin

Do You Follow Traditions That Are Dear To You But Are Not Scriptural!

Do You Follow Traditions of Man?

Traditions of man nullify the word of god

Why do you think Jesus told the scribes and Pharisees (in Matthew 15:1-3) when he answered them about not washing their hands before they ate, "Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your traditions?"

Did you know that in the Old Testament, in the laws of Moses given by God, there is no mention anywhere in scripture that they had to wash before they ate? Many laws were added to the laws of the Jewish people by the Pharisees and scribes.

This was a tradition of man. So, Jesus was pointing out to the scribes and Pharisees that they were following the laws of man and not God.

Then Jesus says in Matthew 15:4 (where it was written in the law "For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death."

Could the scribes and Pharisees be more hung up on their laws than the law of God to Moses? They followed the tradition of man and not what God's word said?

Does that sound familiar in the church today? Do we follow or do rituals that are not in the written word? For example, look at all the traditions in the Catholic church; many of the traditions came
after about 400 years later.

I'm not picking on the Catholic church but using them as an example of how the church brings division within each other through the traditions of man. I'm sure all denominations are guilty in one form or
another. Here are examples of what I'm talking about. This is after the death of Christ.

church traditions that are not in the bible


375 - Veneration of angels and dead saints. What does the word say about praying to dead saints? It is forbidden in the word of God.

394 - The Mass, as a daily celebration, adopted.

431 - The worship of Mary, the mother of Jesus, and the use of the
term, "Mother of God," as applied to her, originated in the Council
of Ephesus.

500 - Priests began to dress differently from the laity.

593 - The doctrine of Purgatory was first established by Gregory the
Great. As the language of prayer and worship in
churches, the Latin language was also imposed by Pope Gregory I. 600 years after Christ.

The Word of God forbids praying and teaching in an unknown tongue. (I
Cor. 14:9).

600 - The Bible teaches that we pray to God alone. In the primitive
church, prayers were never directed to Mary or dead saints. This
practice began in the Roman Church.

(Matt. 11:28; Luke 1:46; Acts 10:25-26; 14:14-18)

610 - The Papacy is of pagan origin. The title of pope or universal
bishop was first given to the bishop of Rome by the wicked emperor
Phocas

This he did to spite Bishop Ciriacus of Constantinople, who had
justly excommunicated him for his having caused the assassination of
his predecessor, Emperor Mauritius. Gregory 1, then bishop of Rome,
refused the title, but his successor, Boniface III, first assumed
title "pope."

Jesus did not appoint Peter to the headship of the apostles and
forbade any such notion. (Lk. 22:24-26; Eph. 1:22-23; Col. 1:18; I
Cor. 3:11).

Note:-- Nor is there any mention in Scripture, nor in history, that
Peter ever was in Rome, much less that he was pope there for 25
years; Clement, 3rd bishop of Rome, remarks that there is no real 1st
century evidence that Peter ever was in Rome."

709 - The kissing of the Pope's feet

It had been a pagan custom to kiss the feet of emperors. The Word of
God forbids such practices. (Read Acts 10:25-26; Rev. 19:10; 22:9).

750 - The Temporal power of the Popes

When Pepin, the usurper of the throne of France, descended into
Italy, called by Pope Stephen II to war against the Italian
Lombards, he defeated them and gave the city of Rome and surrounding
territory to the pope. Jesus expressly forbade such a thing, and He
refused worldly kingship. (Read Matt. 4:8-9; 20:25-26; John
18:38).

788 - Worship of the cross, images and relics was authorized

This was by order of Dowager Empress Irene of Constantinople, who
first caused to pluck the eyes of her own son, Constantine VI, and
then called a church council at the request of Hadrian I, pope of
Rome at that time.

Such practice is called simply IDOLATRY in the Bible, and is severly
condemned. (Read Ex. 20:4; 3:17; Deut. 27:15; Psalm 115).

850 - Holy Water, mixed with a pinch of salt and blessed by the
priest, was authorized.

890 - The veneration of St. Joseph began

965 - The baptism of bells was instituted by Pope John XIV

995 - Canonization of dead saints, first by Pope John XV

Every believer and follower of Christ is called saint in the Bible.
(Read Rom. 1:7; I Col. 1:2).

998 - Fasting on Fridays and during Lent were imposed

Imposed by popes said to be interested in the commerce of fish.
(Bull, or permit to eat meat), some authorities say, began in the
year 700. This is against the plain teaching of the Bible. (Read
Matt. 15:10; I Cor. 10:25; I Tim. 4:1-3).

The Mass was developed gradually as a sacrifice; attendance made
obligatory in the 11th century.

The Bible teaches that the sacrifice of Christ was offered once and
for all, and is not to be repeated, but only commemorated in the
Lord's Supper. (Read Heb. 7:27; 9:26-28; 10:10-14).

1079 - The celibacy of the priesthood was decreed by Pope Hildebrand,
Boniface VII

Jesus imposed no such rule, nor did any of the apostles. On the
contrary, St. Peter was a married man, and St. Paul says that bishops
were to have wife and children. (Read I Tim. 3:2,5, and 12; Matt.
8:14-15).

1090 - The Rosary, or prayer beads was introduced by Peter the
Hermit, in the year 1090. Copied from Hindus and Mohammedans

The counting of prayers is a pagan practice and is expressly
condemned by Christ. (Matt. 6:5-13).

This list goes on and on but these are traditions of man. I'm using
this as an example. We are all guilty of doing so in our lives.
What I'm trying to say is that when man created traditions regardless
of what denomination, it brought division between the churches.

Can you imagine what it would be like if we all followed the word of
God and we all could be in harmony with each other? Maybe the laws
of the land against the church might not have ever come about? Think
about it?

I want to hear your thoughts on this. Again, I'm not picking on the
Catholic church but using them as an example of traditions of man.

by: Traci Morin
Touch of God International Ministries of Healing and Deliverance - Setting Captives Free

Saturday, June 18, 2005

How To Honor Your Parents If They Abused You According to the Bible!


How To Honor and Respect Parents!

Honor thy mother and father and provoke not


Sometimes it is hard to honor and respect parents when they have victimized you or didn’t show you love and acceptance and made you feel unworthy and unclean. Why do you think they did that? It is because their parents projected that into them, and then they dumped the demonic on them where they believed it for themselves. That is a lie, and that is the unloving spirit. The demonic comes down the family tree and keeps repeating itself until someone breaks the family tree curse.


How is a person supposed to Honor and Respect their parents?


How can I honor my parents if they are demonized with self-hatred and self-rejection and victimized me when I was a child and still do when I’m around them? You can honor them by thanking the Lord that they gave you life if you have nothing else to honor them. You have to see your parents as victims of the demonic that passed down from the family tree. Their parents were not able to love them, so they did not know how to love you, and you cannot expect them to love you when there is a demonic or unloving spirit in them. That means you have to separate the sin in them. They were victims and have been programmed by their parents to victimize you! When you see that they are victims, too, it makes it easier to forgive them and stop the torment.

What Paul Says to do!

That’s why Paul talks about casting down negative thoughts that are not of God in 2 Corinthians 10:3-6.

3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 5Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 6And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

When you don’t cast it down as a lie, then you establish it as a way of life for yourself. You are going to filter the lie through everything that comes your way. If your parents reject you, you will feel rejected by everyone else. Everything they say will feel like rejection. Also, because of that unloving spirit, then a child, now an adult, will continue to go back to their parents over and over again, thinking something will change and trying to get acceptance through them. That won’t happen because of the demonic in them. People must accept that it won’t change until they remove the lie from their hearts and minds because they believe it, too! You can change it, though!


What can I do?

You must fall out of agreement and be prepared to avoid it. You don’t have to continue to hear the negative voices of your mother and father in your ears. If you do, it is an evil spirit that is reminding you of self-rejection, self-hatred, etc. How many are still listening to the voices of demonized parents who victimized you spiritually when they are not even around you – they might already be dead, but you still hear clearly what they said or did. There is no way any man, pastor, or preacher can take away those voices from your mind or memory. There is a way to be freed from the spirit that transferred into and tormented you through your family tree. That is the unloving spirit that comes to you to accuse you and make you feel rejection, self-hatred, etc. If you are going to get the work out the grace of God in you, you must realize you will never forget those voices, they are a big part of the memory, but the pain from presence of that evil spirit that is attacking you and accusing can be gone. You will have the memory but not the accusation or pain of the memory.

When you hear that voice, you will know to cast it down as Paul says in 2 Corinthians 10:3-6 and not let it affect you because you will know what your heavenly father thinks of you. You need to discern good and evil by what is said between your ears. If it is not love, then the devil is accusing you. Cast that thought down by not accepting it. Know who you are in Christ and meditate on what the word says about you. You can only feel complete with God. No man can cause you to feel complete. When the enemy comes to accuse you, and you know your identity, it will not affect you. That is why you need to know what the Lord says about you when the enemy comes to accuse you. You see when you believe the lie, then you are calling God a liar as well. You are none of those things you are accused of by the enemy or your parents. You are just a victim of your parents' demonic. 

That is why it hurt so bad because of their demonic and the demonic that passed down to you through them through the family tree. That is why the devil knew what he was doing to accuse you: he knows your family tree. There is no reason to go around in rejection or self-rejection because your parents rejected you. Your heavenly father is now your father once you become born again, and you are never rejected by him, even when you sin. Run to Him for your love. You have to come to the place where you don’t go to your parents for acceptance. That has to stop! Realize that you must go to the Father because He has already accepted and loves you even when you are imperfect. We cannot lose the love of the Father.

I know every time I have a terrible memory or a specific memory from my past or from my parents and have a ping or lousy feeling, I know I need to forgive that situation and then try to turn my thoughts to the Lord or try to think of something more positive about that person or parent. That reprograms your thinking or what the word says, renewing my mind. That is taking every thought captive. Then I fill my mind with what the Lord says about me if I heard negative words of the past. I remind the enemy what the Lord says about me. Again, the war is between our ears, and it’s a mighty war. In Ephesians 6:12

“12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

The beginning of Chapter 6 of Ephesians discusses honoring our parents and then goes into spiritual warfare. So, if we can honor our parents, if they were abusive to you, by honoring them that they gave you life. That does not mean you have to continue to go and be abused to give godly honor.

by: Traci Morin
Servant and Ordained Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
Touch of God Healing Ministries (a healing and deliverance ministry located in Dallas, Texas). 



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