A Message of Hope for Turbulent Lives Devastated by SRA
What I am about to say in this article may be shocking to some persons, but I am thoroughly convinced of the veracity of the following statement: Christian laypersons can be totally successful in ministering wholeness to satanically ritually abused (SRA) persons. In fact, they may be more successful than university-trained, professional counselors because they will be totally dependent on the Holy Spirit.
I have received many emails from desperate survivors of satanic ritual abuse seeking someone to minister to them. They ask me to minister to them or recommend a counselor in their area. My answer is is usually the following: I don’t know anyone to recommend (I would only recommend someone I know personally) and I have all the ministry I can handle at this time . This may sound like bad news to some people, but along with it, I have some very good news…God’s plan is for the Church to rise up in the love, power and wisdom of Jesus Christ and bring restoration to these broken lives.
Church, we can do this! I did it and am still doing it. I am not a professionally trained counselor. Satanic ritual abuse ministry isn’t nearly so difficult as some would surmise it to be. If we understand the purpose behind satanic ritual abuse and let the Holy Spirit guide us, all we have to do is follow His leading. We humans try to make things more complicated than they really are.
The one prerequisite for being a minister to satanically ritually abused persons is to be called by God. That’s it! It really is that simple. However, God is only going to call someone who has the Christian basics evident in their own life. By basics, I mean a regular devotional life, a loving heart and a strong walk with God.
When I first began ministering to satanically ritually abused persons in 1992, I thought it was extremely difficult, but that was because I was totally ignorant of the purpose of satanic ritual abuse. Once we understand the purpose and learn a little about dissociation and the working of the inner world, all we need to do is apply the basics of the Gospel. (Much of this information is available in my videos on this site, and also in my books, Restoring Survivors of Satanic Ritual Abuse and Sanctification in Reverse available on this site or through Amazon and other online booksellers.
A trained psychologist could make satanic ritual abuse counseling sound extremely technical with psychological terms, descriptions of the physiological functions of the brain, detailed instructions for maneuvering through the dimensions of the inner world, etc. Actually, none of this is necessary.
Knowing the goals for ministry along with the leading of the Holy Spirit will bring victory every time. Rather than having a technique or a certain formula to follow, we let the Lord lead keeping in mind that certain things need to take place for a memory to be healed. These necessary things are right from the Scriptures—things like renouncing vows, replacing lies with truth, casting out demons—to name a few. It’s all about Jesus, Scripture and prayer. We don’t have to be professional therapists to help these people!
God is not leaving multitudes of satanically ritually abused persons to fend for themselves with no spiritual help or counseling. The Church is full of people who can meet this overwhelming need. They just need to be awakened to know of the tremendous healing power resident within them that is waiting to be released to the confused, hurting survivors of satanic ritual abuse.
Please read the following quote from Larry Crabb’s book, The Safest Place on Earth, keeping in mind his credentials of having been a psychotherapist for over twenty-five years. He is currently Professor and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Colorado Christian University. Dr. Crabb writes regarding the Western approach to counseling:
For about a hundred years we have assumed that emotional problems like unreasonable and chronic irritability have an underlying cause that can properly be called a psychological disorder. An expert is necessary for treating that disorder in much the same way as a trained surgeon knows what to look for in a symptom-filled body and how to remove whatever is diseased. That’s what we’ve thought.
A few people, I among them, are coming to believe something very different, and a fair amount of psychological research is pointing in the direction we’re heading. Someone who relates well (that, of course, needs definition) is more capable of promoting meaningful change than a trained professional who “does therapy” to a patient as a set of clinical techniques based on well thought out theories of pathology, diagnosis, and treatment.
I believe that position because I believe that the root of all non-medical human struggle is really a spiritual problem, a disconnection from God that creates a disconnection from oneself and from others (pp. 46, 47).
I am having a hard time coming up with a reason to train psychotherapists or counselors. The master’s counseling program where I teach has largely shifted to a spiritual formation model of personal change. Our focus is on developing students into spiritual friends and spiritual directors. It may not be too much to say that the reason therapists are busy is that there are so few spiritual friends and spiritual directors.
I believe people who have been abused in satanic cults will come out of the effects of that abuse more successfully if they have a mature, Christian friend who feels called by God to love them and help them through their abuse issues. The basic understanding explained in my books plus the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit can, in my opinion, accomplish a deeper faster healing than what can be achieved in a professional counseling milieu.