VRP | Abuse/Violence

Abuse and violence are evil spirits sent by the enemy to tear apart your identity, home, health, purpose, and every spiritual blessing.These abusive spirits attack in a number of ways: physically, emotionally, psychologically, sexually, and spiritually. The acknowledgment of these spirits working in the life of an abuser in no way excuses their behavior. God is clear that He will rightly deal with evil in the world.“Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, ‘Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,’ says the Lord.”—Romans 12:19However, in the face of the storm, you need to know that you are not alone, that you can overcome this battle, and that there is protection in the presence of God. Know this, for the sake of His great name, the Lord will not forget you. He is pleased to make you His own (1 Samuel 12:22).

How the Enemy Attacks in the Aftermath of the Storm of Abuse

The enemy uses lies that evoke doubt, shame, unbelief, or any number of emotions against you, even after the horrific event takes place. It is during these times you may have asked…

  • God, where were you?
  • Is all of this my fault?
  • Will I ever recover?

In order to begin the healing process, there are steps you can take today.We want to take a moment to direct your attention to the hotline number listed at the bottom of the page. If you feel that you or someone in your home is in danger, please call the hotline number for immediate help.

How to Begin Healing from Abuse

Step 1: Start by praying. Start with an honest prayer about the pain in your heart and soul. There are a number of Psalms, such as Psalm 43, that are prayers lifted up in times of trouble. We encourage you to start praying Psalms that cry out to the Lord as well as decreeing those that speak of His faithfulness, such as Psalm 30. As difficult as it is, there will come a time to pray for the violator. For healing to take place, you will need to move into a place of forgiveness. Make a choice to forgive the one who has hurt you. Ask God to remind you how you have been forgiven. We understand this is easier said than done, and this is a process that should not be walked alone. There are intercessory prayer resources below.“I will extol You, O Lord, for You have lifted me up, and have not let my foes rejoice over me. O Lord my God, I cried out to You, and You healed me. O Lord, You brought my soul up from the grave; you have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.”—Psalm 30:1-3Step 2: Check out the resources below. The fact that you are here, reading this today, reveals that you are strong and courageous. We want to provide support and encouragement during your healing process.That’s why we’ve developed resources for you to use during your personal time. Use them as a springboard into your study and ask the Holy Spirit to guide you while you read them so that you can begin healing.Step 3: Meditate on and declare God’s Word. God’s Word says that you are a child of the King. Often, this type of attack happens to those who hold a great anointing. The enemy does all he can to keep this anointing from being manifested. It is for this reason that declaring your identity in Christ is essential. Make a list of who you are in Christ and the blessings God promises to His children. Declare them daily and begin cutting off this evil assignment in your life today. Here are a few to get you started…

  • Declare Ephesians 2:6: “I am raised up with Him and seated with Him in the heavenly places!”
  • Declare 1 Peter 2:9: “I am priest and a possession of the Lord. He has called me out of the darkness and into the light. I will no longer walk in darkness!”
  • Declare 2 Timothy 1:7: “I do not have a spirit of fear, because I belong to the Lord. He has given me power, love, and self-control!”

Resources to Help Break Free from Abuse and or Violence

  • How to Break Generational Curses

Generational curses wreak havoc on the bloodlines of so many. If you look back on your family and find devastating circumstances—poverty, sexual immorality, prison, murder—that present themselves generation after generation, it could be an indication that there is a bloodline curse.Bloodline bondage that is passed down through the family line needs to be stopped before it carries on to future generations.Read the Full Article Here…

  • Jezebel Spirit in Men

Unfortunately, some are misinformed about the influence of the Jezebel spirit in men. Most people are under the assumption that only women are influenced by the Jezebel spirit, but this is far from the truth.We must remember the enemy is cunning and calculated. He would like nothing more than to focus our attention in one area, or on one person, while causing chaos and destruction in another. Read the Full Article Here…

  • Spiritual Warfare: What is it and How Do I Know if I’m in a Spiritual Battle?

Spiritual warfare is a Christian concept of the ongoing fight against supernatural evil forces. There are many forms of spiritual warfare, including prayer, decrees and declarations, fasting, laying on of hands, and anointing with oil.Each of these forms serves different purposes and may or may not be seen as elements of “warfare” to those unfamiliar with the concept of spiritual war. Read the Full Article Here…

  • Is My Spiritual Identity Being Stolen from Me?

As Believers, we have a high calling in life. We are called to be peacemakers in the midst of chaos, light bearers in utter darkness, speakers of truth where only there are lies. Read the Full Article Here…        Here is a list of Bible verses for you to meditate on and to declare today…

    • “He administers justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the stranger, giving him food and clothing.”—Deuteronomy 10:18
    • “The God of my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and my horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge; my Savior, you save me from violence. I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies.”—2 Samuel 22:3-4
    • “You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance.”—Psalm 32:7

What’s Next…

Look for an email to be delivered to your inbox tomorrow. It will discuss how your emotions can rob your inheritance. But they don’t have to…We will provide you with additional resources and support as you continue your journey toward healing.The Bible tells us that we are more than a conqueror in Christ. Hold on to this promise. You will emerge from this storm victoriously!I pray hope, peace, and love are released in your life. I speak, “Shalom, Shalom,” over you.

  • “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.”—Romans 8:37
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