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ABBA Really Heals Part 4. Make the Great Exchange and Stand Firm in Your Liberty!

ABBA REALLY HEALS
MAKE THE GREAT EXCHANGE AND STAND FIRM IN YOUR LIBERTY (PART 4)

Copyrighted by Elder Dorn Wheatley Walker (Author of “Life After Loss: A Journey Into Wholeness”).

In Part 3, we focused on unmasking the emotional pain that was weighing us down during the holidays. We uncovered the root cause of the emotional pain, we faced it and confronted the hurts head on. Also, we identified five main areas of loss that could result in emotional pain. These areas are the loss of: (1) A loved one, (2) Self Esteem, (3) Peace, (4) Integrity, and (5) A right standing with God. We answered some simple questions regarding our true feelings toward each of these areas and we circled the corresponding negative words or feelings within each category of emotional pain. We then drew a cross on a sheet of paper and took every negative word and placed it on the cross. This exercise reminded us of Isaiah 53:4 and 5 that tell us that Jesus has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weakness and distressed) on the cross and with the stripes that wounded Him, we are healed and made whole (SEE PART 3).

It is important for us to believe that Jesus Christ died so that we might live. We don’t have to cope with our emotional pain or live helplessly. We don’t have to give up and commit suicide or become lame and paralyzed. We can move forward and have a future that in unhindered by our past. Jesus Christ died for us so that we could be healed, whole, and experience an abundant life. (AMEN! Abba Really Heals! We must believe this, receive it and walk in it! This can be your reality if you really allow Abba to take hold of every emotional pain.)

We moved through Thanksgiving and Christmas and as we approach the end of the year, perhaps you may be thinking about how you started 2015 with your loved one who is no longer here. You may also think about how your life was a little happier in the beginning of the year or how you may have been closer to God early in the year. Some may see the end of this year as just another year of feeling helpless or how the stresses of this year produced crippling emotions. Whatever the negative thought, know that you do not have to remain in this helpless position because when we are weak and helpless is truly when we give God permission to be our strength. We deny ourselves and accept Him. We place our human strength under God’s control and we allow Him to reward us with a life filled with His abundant grace, favor, good understanding and high esteem in the sight of God and man (See Proverbs 3:4 in the Amplified Bible). We truly humble ourselves and begin to immerse ourselves in God’s mercy so that He can touch us in those areas where we need Him the most.

My prayer is that you would give God an opportunity to be the strength of your life. What do you have to lose? I invite you to say the prayer of salvation with me. Our salvation must be settled and complete. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son and whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16). Romans 10:9 and 10 tell us that if we confess with our mouth, the Lord Jesus Christ and believe in our hearts that God raised Him from the dead, then we are saved. Romans 10:13 tells us that “whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Our salvation is synonymous with our healing and wholeness.

Jesus took on every burden so that we would not have to carry any burden. Let the healing process begin and allow the Spirit of the living God to fully resurrect you. Allow God to give you a new life of hope and healing. Let go of the past pain and receive today’s blessings. Come out of your tomb of despair and hopelessness.

These things must be settled. Know that:
(1) God wants to heal you. Our hearts should be at peace. We are not created to carry the emotional pain and burdens that sometimes overwhelms our lives.

(2) Do you want to be healed? We must want to be healed. Don’t hold on to your emotional pain. Release it to God. Don’t become codependent with your hurt or with everything that surrounds the hurts.

(3) The Word of God must be settled in our lives. We must make God real to us by studying who He is. We must know God personally. God provided us with a book of promises and wisdom. His Book fully explains who He is.

(4) We are powerless without God. We must run to Jesus’ feet or learn to stay at His feet for daily renewal and strength.

As we end this series of Abba really heals, we must ask ourselves—REALLY—who is Abba? Then we must “exchange all our emotional pain and hurts for Abba. Abba is our source Father who loves us and who truly cares for us. Let us make the great exchange. Abba is :

Jesus (Matthew 1:21)
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6)
Prince of Life (Acts 3:15)
Lord God Almighty (Revelations 15:3)
Word of Life (1 John 1:1)
Author and Finisher of our Faith ( Hebrews 12:2)
Shepherd and Bishop (I Peter 2:25)
Messiah (John 1:41)
Lord God Omnipotent (Revelations 19:6)
The Resurrection and the Life (John 11:25)
El Shaddai – the all sufficient God (Genesis 49:25)
Jehovah Rophe—Our Healer (Exodus 15:26)
Jehovah Shalom – Our Peace (Judges 6:23)
Jehovah Shamar—He is always there (Ezekiel 48:35)

Hold on to your healing by burying yourself in who God is. Allow God to bless you with His promise of Healing. Guess what? Abba Really Heals! Receive Him in Jesus’ Name. I pray that this 4 part series was helpful during the holiday season. God bless you.

Emmanuel! God with us! ABBA REALLY HEALS! (Part 3)

EMMANUEL! GOD WITH US! ABBA REALLY HEALS! PART 3

Copyrighted by Elder Dorn J.B. Wheatley Walker (Author of “Life After Loss: A Journey Into Wholeness”).

We have gone through the Thanksgiving Holiday; Christmas is this Friday and the 2016 New Year’s celebrations will quickly follow. While many have had great family fun times and are jubilantly celebrating, others are increasingly growing weary of their emotions that are continuously spiraling downward. (Please see parts I and II of this article). The good news is that we don’t have to just cope with our emotional hurts, we can be healed! ABBA Father stands ready to bring comfort and healing during difficult times.

As I think of my own emotional healing, I know that Abba really heals. At the age of 23 I suffered the loss of a husband, sister and uncle within a 7 month period. My young nephew tragically died 8 years ago. My Dad died 3 weeks after the exciting start of our Church Ministry in 2010 and my Step Dad suddenly died in September. However, through each situation, I know that Father God is truly my Source of Healing and Wholeness and that He is with me comforting me throughout every trial. He has healed me from past and present hurts and I am His Ambassador; fully persuaded and determined to represent Him in the earth—He is the Healer and the Great Physician over all of our cares, brokenness, burdens, worries, issues, and stress; no matter how deep the emotional pain.

Part I of this BLOG encourages us to recount our own story of brokenness and admit that we need help. Part II declares that many people are spiritual widows or spiritual widowers. These are people who are in a complete broken state. Complete brokenness can be the result of the loss of a loved one, loss of self-esteem, loss of integrity, loss of peace or perhaps the loss of a right standing with God. Each loss in our lives has the potential to result in further chaos and turmoil if it is not identified, controlled, and healed. If you find yourself without a true sense of direction or focus in your life because of a loss or brokenness you must make the choice to find help.

In this third BLOG, we will travel a little further to unmask every emotional pain that is weighing us down and find help from ABBA who really heals. We will define the emotional pain and name our enemies. Then, we will confront them head on. We will give them to Abba who will take all our hurts and fill all of our empty places. Remember that our goal is to be healed and made whole and to move through the Holidays knowing that God is with us and comforting us every step of the way.

How do we define our emotional pain and how do we name our enemies? For starters, we begin by identifying the losses, hurts, issues, as well as every associated sinful behavior that stems from every out of control emotion. We stop and ask ourselves, why am I acting this way? Is this normal or healthy? What is the root cause of this type of behavior? Am I masking something else? Am I getting heavier and more weighed down as time goes on? Are the people around me troubled, weary, and affected by my spiraling emotions? Do people try to avoid me because of my spiraling emotions?

Too often we suffer from shadows which are the unidentified that lurks, stalks, and plagues us. Giving your emotional pain a name adds substance to those shadows and causes us to more clearly understand our issues. Let’s begin to add substance by categorizing our emotional pain into these areas:

Loss of Loved One
1. If you suffered the loss of someone close to you, write down his or her name.
2. Have you ever accepted the loss?
3. How do you feel about this situation?
4. Do you still experience emotional responses to this loss?
5. Do you have suicidal thoughts as a result of this loss?
6. Do you sometimes blame that person for leaving you behind?

Loss of Self Esteem
1. When you look at yourself in the mirror, do you like what you see? Why or Why not?
2. Do you see a beautiful or handsome person with potential and purpose in life? Why or why not?
3. Do you see someone whose existence is valuable to the world? Instead, do you see someone with little or no value; someone who is unworthy of love and admiration of others including God?

Loss of Peace
1. Are you burdened today and burdened on most days?
2. Are you easily frustrated with life?
3. Do you fear life and are fearful of making simple decisions?
4. Do you lack peace and feel as though you have no resting place?

Loss of Integrity
1. Do you believe that you are morally sound and complete?
2. Do you feel trustworthy and do your actions follow your words?
3. Is your standard of life based on God’s word, current trends, or approval from friends and family?
Loss of Right Standing with God
1. Do you truly know your creator? Is Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior
2. Do you know God well enough to trust Him even when things go wrong?
3. Do you have a sin that so easily entangles you? When you fall into this sin, do you feel that God is far away from you and that He hates you?
4. Do you sense God’s mercy, love, and grace, continuously in your life?

Any other areas of Loss not identified
Identify when the emotional pain began. Also identify every reoccurring symptom that you are experiencing.

Carefully circle every strong negative word that appears in your answers to each question. Do you see any reoccurring theme (such as anger, loneliness, fear, rejection, abandonment)? These are the enemies to your emotional pain.

We are now ready to take every enemy to ABBA who really heals. Boldly draw a tall and thick cross and begin to add every negative word to every area of the cross. If you are honest with yourself, you will notice how quickly the cross is filled up. Some of you may not be able to recognize the shape of the cross after adding all of the strong negative words on the drawing.

The purpose of this exercise is to remind us of Isaiah 53:4 and 5 in the Amplified Bible. “Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses and distresses) and carried our sorrows and; pains [of punishment] yet we [ignorantly] considered Him stricken, smitten, and afflicted by God [as with leprosy]. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole”.

This passage of scripture identifies what was happening on the cross when Jesus was smitten, stricken, and afflicted by all of our hurts, pain, sins, and everything that threatens our well-being and our wholeness. Your marked up drawing represents those stripes that wounded Jesus more than 2000 years ago. Before He formed you in your mother’s womb He knew you. He knew every emotional pain and incident that would occur in your life. But, Jesus also had a plan to bring us “peace” in the midst of every stormy situation. We must remember that Jesus died so that we might live. He took on every one of our concerns and they were nailed to cross with Him. Jesus declared at His death that it is finished. As you look at the cross that you marked up with all the negative words, release every emotional pain and declare that it is finished. Jesus already bore it for you.

Now remember that Jesus’ life did not end with His death. He rose from the dead so that you too might rise up to an abundant life of healing and wholeness. Receive the abundant life by receiving and experiencing the power of Christ’s resurrection in your own life. ABBA is able. Your wholeness is dependent on this act of courage. Turn it over and give it to Him now! ABBA really heals!

Copyrighted by Elder Dorn J.B. Wheatley Walker (Author of “Life After Loss: A Journey Into Wholeness”).