The Human Spirit (7/7)
- Scriptural basis For our teaching
- Practical Experiences in healing ministry
- The Spiritual Realms
- Parenting in the natural world
- Born to abuse! How Paedophiles are made
- Born to be abused
- Grooming Spiritual and human
- Keys to Prevention
BIBLICAL EXAMPLES OF RESULTS OF TRAUMA TO THE HUMAN SPIRIT.
A DEFILED SPIRIT.
(2 Corinthians 7:1 NIV) Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.
A defiled spirit must affect our walk with a Holy, pure God, to the extent of excluding Him, and losing reverential fear.
This will produce difficulties in prayer and entering into worship and praise.
A common cause of a defiled spirit is sexual or occult sin, which may also be in the family line.
(2 Corinthians 6:16 NIV) What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: "I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people."
(2 Corinthian 6:17 NIV) "Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you."
A defiled spirit will eventually dull and sear the conscience element of a human spirit.
A defiled spirit may lead to a distorted perception of God and His truth.
A BROKEN SPIRIT.
(Proverbs 15:13 NIV) A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.
(Job 17:1 NIV) My spirit is broken, my days are cut short, the grave awaits me.
Lack of joy in daily living, having a sad and heavy attitude to life.
(Psalm 34:18 NIV) The LORD is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Being like "dried up bones" Physical problems with obvious cause.
(Proverbs 17:22 NIV) A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
A Broken Spirit can be caused by extreme sorrow, grief and loss, and may well have its roots in rejection (even from conception), betrayal of trust especially repeatedly, all types of childhood abuse especially sexual abuse, and repeated traumatic experiences.
A Broken Spirit may be fractured repeatedly giving rise to what in secular society is known as multiple personality disorder, each with its own characteristics. Only Jesus himself can restore each in order and bring wholeness of spirit again.
In lesser degrees the human spirit which is partially or fully broken will have difficulty, or even inability to empower body and soul with life.
A broken spirit also can impair or prevent the ability to receive comfort into the inner distress within the person.
All other functions of the human spirit are affected to some extent in those suffering a broken spirit.
This teaching about the human spirit is only part of a more comprehensive lesson, and serves only in this measure to illustrate the importance of the care of the human spirit in the battle for the Total Protection of the Child against abuse. Care of the human spirit is essential from conception to individuation, to confound spiritual forces and human evilness in the battle for childhood innocence, purity, joy, happiness and peace. We will endeavour to study in depth what God has ordained and provided to enable this to happen in discipleship, and Godly family living as we progress.
KEYS TO THE NURTURE AND RESTORATION OF HUMAN SPIRIT LOVE.
Unconditional love and acceptance from God and each other. The value God places on each of us is immeasurable.
FREE WILL, TIME SPACE AND SAFE BOUNDARIES. RELATIONSHIPS : With our Heavenly Father and each other.
ANCHORING. A basic human need designed by God is to be joined to others. Many people with damaged human spirits experience a sense of being adrift, unsafe and unanchored. The Body of Christ is a family and it is God's intention that in Jesus, we have a place of safety and protection