reply to post by Saucerwench
Congrats on recovery.
I don't think much of RELIGION nor denominations . . . .
A viable, authentic, daily RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST IS CRUCIAL, imho, however.
I would still encourage you checking out . . .
the BEST group . . . probably Charismatic/Pentecostal available nearby . . . that's skilled and experienced in deliverance stuff.
YOU REALLY NEED TO CHECK THEM OUT BY TALKING TO HALF A DOZEN WISE OLDER PEOPLE IN YOUR AREA OF *different* PERSPECTIVES ABOUT THE CHURCH OR
DELIVERANCE GROUP CONCERNED. Many can be quite flakey and some individuals in good groups can be more than a little off unless the leadership is on
top of it. The healthy group needs balance, wisdom, Biblical foundation and persistence, patience AND TRUCK LOADS OF COMPASSION, EMPATHY AND LOVE with
no grandstanding ego driven junk.
Preferably with someone gifted at great discernment and prophetically speaking wisdom etc. into lives . . .
ask the GROUP for a meeting and give them a very BRIEF summary--VERY BRIEF--2-3 sentences--so you don't color their response with their human
preconceptions. If they push for more, tell them you want them to pray with you then and there and to offer what they believe GOD is saying about you
and your situation vs their own good ideas.
Then go from there as you feel fitting.
Just know, that if there's demonic stuff still hanging around . . . they will try every trick in the book to prevent the above--both within your mind
and person and in your environment and on the streets on the way to the meeting.
Spiritual radio can help keep them silenced to some degree. Doesn't remove them.
Scriptural quoting and singing can be a big help--also
RESIST THE ENEMY AND HE WILL FLEE from you is a great Scripture to doggely relentlessly apply.
Taking each thought captive . . . and turning negative thinking to edifying thinking is a big help.
One of the best stations on the net I know is
Some possibly useful links:
BETHEL CHURCH IN REDDING CALIF has been a great blessing to my current assistant Pastor:
And Kris Vallotton' s books are some of the best I've ever read:
THE SUPERNATURAL POWER OF FORGIVENESS
DEVELOPING A SUPERNATURAL LIFESTYLE
Speaking of books, if you haven't read of Todd Burpo's son Colton's
HEAVEN IS FOR REAL
it's a great encourager and a wonderful reality check.
DELIVERANCE PRAYERS TO BE SAID OUT LOUD PRIVATELY--WITH CAUTION:
I'D ALSO CALL FIRST FOR FOLKS TO PRAY FOR YOU AS YOU DO SO . . . WHO YOU TRUST TONS.
One of the most respected and powerful deliverance ministries. Derek is now graduated from this life: There are various radio broadcasts available
This is a mostly consensus group that sounds significantly above average:
An Aussie gal's personal story:
CHARISMA MAGAZINE article on a Florida "Demon Buster" gal's experiences:
I've not watched this youtube. However, my cousin and his wife are currently going through Bob Larson's training and speak highly of it:
"Deliverance from Drugs, Demons, and Brain Damage"
CALVARY CHAPEL is one of the better church associations and a local one should be able to be of help.
I prefer a bit the VINEYARD association of churches as I think they are more flexible to how Holy Spirit may want to work in a given situation: I met
John Wimber, founder personally (since graduated from this life from a fall in the shower--which I thought was very humorous of God) He was one of the
most humble men I've ever met.
FOCUS ON THE FAMILY REFS:
"I grew up in a dysfunctional home but don't want my experiences to affect my own parenting. How do I break a negative cycle of parenting?"
"How do I know if I am clinically depressed?"
"Does my eating disorder stem from a lack of understanding of my identity in Christ?"
The following is a global referral list. However, the groups have NOT BEEN VETTED. You'd NEED to check them out locally first.
I haven't scoped this following one out very well but it looks good on the surface:
edit on 30/12/2011 by BO XIAN because: ADDITIONS AND A DELETION