Introduction- Inner Healing

My intention in offering this series is to educate the believer with regard to the total process of spiritual inner healing. Scripture offers many truths which are hidden to the untrained eye, scriptural truths which are designed to “set us free” (John 8:31-32). And, as King David confirmed, God desires “truth in the inward parts” (Ps. 51:7).

For those who believe and who are familiar with God’s Word, bringing these truths to greater light and understanding allows us to see more clearly how to utilize God’s design in the process of inner healing. As Christ read from, and in fulfillment of, Isaiah 61, He announced that God sent him “to proclaim liberty to the captives.

This series entitled “Healing of the Inner Man” with excerpts from Dr. Arlin Epperson,   practical manual for deliverance and inner heals attempts to reveal God’s truth with regard to many of the areas of bondage in which an individual finds himself in, and that he might be “made free.”

For truly, “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed” (John 8:36).

After accepting Jesus Christ with all their heart, a person must be ready to remove from their life all that prevents the absolute working of the Holy Spirit. An inquiry should be made about areas in the person’s life that may still be in bondage; we cannot set something free which has not first been surrendered.

Deliverance is not about shouting! It is about focusing on discovering what it is that is giving the enemy the legal right to remain in a person’s life. God’s motive is to restore human beings to His image and likeness as it was in the beginning. The Hebrew and Greek words for “salvation” imply the ideas of deliverance, safety, preservation, healing and soundness.

Finding oneself in spiritual bondage is like finding yourself bound with many chains or ropes. Every chain or rope represents a different area of one’s life where bondage has occurred.

Once the cause of these bondages is discovered (there are always more than one), then the individual can renounces these ties, and cuts the ropes one at a time. Once these ropes or ties are all cut, the demon(s) then has nothing on which to continue their hold, and with much joy it must go when it is commanded to leave. And the person is free to the glory of God.

Many believers have not been taught, and are unaware, that before they knew the Lord Jesus Christ; that they had submitted their life—or areas of their life—to a different lordship. These believers have never been led to take back or renounce the legal authority given over to the enemy, thus who may still be maintaining their position—if only partially—and who will assert his right whenever possible, thereby oppressing the believer.

Whatever authority hasn’t been given to Jesus is claimed by Satan. Evil spirits can only inhabit where they have a legal authority. Satan always stands at our right hand ready to bind us, if we allow it. If we open our hedge, a serpent shall bite us (Eccl. 10:8).

So let’s get started…..