Heaven and the Satanic Ritual Abuse Ministry
When we minister to those who have been satanically ritually abused, we will encounter strange spiritual phenomena for which we have no answers. Many who have ministered to those so abused may have tried to figure out what they are seeing with human logic, but this can lead us into deception. No matter what we see in our ministry situations, the Bible holds the answers to our questions and the Scriptures alone should be our guide.
First of all we need to understand that it is entirely possible to experience incredibly horrific incidents and completely forget them. This is due to the marvelous ability in many human beings to dissociate—to split off from their main stream of consciousness whole segments of their personality and erect a wall of amnesia that completely blocks the hideous memory. In order to be healed of the past abuse, it must be remembered so the pain can be released, the lies replaced with truth and the fractured part of the personality healed by Jesus and ultimately integrated with the core personality.
When a memory of having given birth to a baby that was sacrificed to Satan surfaces, the pain of this event comes forth in all the severity of the actual moment of its occurrence. This is horrendous. When we pray and ask Jesus to come and comfort, He always does. This is when we see amazing heavenly manifestations of preternatural occurrences that defy human logic.
Many times I have seen a woman who has had such an experience cradle an invisible baby in her arms, look into its face and cry tears of joy at seeing how perfect, normal, happy and whole her baby is. This is a baby that may have been tortured, decapitated, cut into little pieces or anything else a demon-filled mind can think up to torture a helpless baby in front of its loving mother. And yet now she sees it as being perfectly whole.
My question has always been, how can she hold this invisible (to me, anyway) baby in her arms and actually see it when I can’t? Why can’t I see it? Isn’t this baby in heaven? Obviously the answer to this last question is yes. The baby is in heaven. We know this is true because the mother not only sees the baby, but she sees Jesus, angels and a heavenly nursery in a paradisical setting. She sometimes sees other loved ones who have passed into eternity also. She is actually seeing into heaven. From all I can see during such a ministry experience, at least part of the mother is in heaven too, even though she is in my office. I can’t help but ask the question, If she is sitting in my office, seeing and feeling heaven, then where is heaven and why can’t I have the same experience? I am asking several questions here, but the one I want to address in this article concerns the location of heaven.
In answer to the above question, the first conclusion we can draw is that heaven is not far away. The Scriptures don’t tell us a lot about heaven, but with the Holy Spirit’s help and some study tools such as a good concordance, we can discover some things that are beneath the surface of the Word.
Isaiah 51:13 tells us the Lord “stretched forth” the heavens. The Hebrew word translated “stretched forth” is natah. It also means “to bend away.” Webster defines “bend” as “to turn or be turned from a straight line.” This suggests to me that heaven is around the bend so to speak. As a human being, I can only see in straight lines. I can’t see what is around the bend in the road or over the hill. (Of course, I am using a natural fact to explain a spiritual truth, but it helps us understand.)
The fact that I can’t see or experience heaven doesn’t mean it is far away. It just means there are limitations placed on my abilities in that I cannot see around corners. This is true geographically but also concerning time. I can’t see what is ahead around the bend for my life except as revealed to me by the Holy Spirit. The Bible is like a mirror strategically placed that can help us see around the bend with the Holy Spirit’s guidance.
When God “stretched forth the heavens,” He also “laid the foundations of the earth.” The Hebrew word translated “laid the foundations” is only one word, yâcad. It also means “to appoint, establish or ordain.” God has appointed, established and ordained certain spiritual laws that place limitations on us while we are on earth that prevent our seeing very far into spiritual dimensions. These limitations keep us earthbound. He did this to protect us knowing that when we see into this other dimension, we can only see according to what is in our heart. None of us is perfected yet, so all of us, no matter how fervently we seek God, still have darkness in our heart. This means that if we had the ability to see into the realm of the spiritual, we might see heavenly things, but we would also see demons that would terrorize or deceive us.
This is one of the difficulties experienced by satanically ritually abused persons. They have these wonderful experiences with Jesus and heaven, but they are also subjected to terrifying demonic visitations and torments.
The Bible indicates heaven is in a high place. As humans limited in our spiritual abilities, we think of a high place as being in space and time, but space and time are temporal, earthly concepts not eternal. Heaven is not on a planet somewhere in outer space “up there.” Heaven is in a higher dimension much closer than any of us can imagine, yet it is not accessible to us because of God’s laws laid down to protect us from evil. During satanic rituals, God’s protective shield, or veil, is removed by demons subjecting all involved to great deception and demonic possession. In fact, any participation in any kind of occult phenomena begins to open us to a certain extent to the forbidden spiritual realm around us.
My study of the Scriptures over many years has led me to believe that those involved in satanic cults have entered into a dimension of spirit intended by God to be entered only by those in the end of the age who attain “unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ” (Eph. 4:13). God will be removing all the darkness of sin from those who spiritually reach full maturity—a place only attainable to the church of the end times, the church without spot or wrinkle.
The satanically ritually abused were forced unrighteously into this place and because of the darkness in them are deceived and tormented. Those of us who minister the presence of Jesus to the satanically ritually abused have much to learn from them. Their experiences combined with intensive, deep Bible study will give us precious glimpses of Jesus and insights into God’s plans for the church of the end times.