Christians Heal SRA by God’s Presence
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” (Luke 4:18,19).
These are the words of Jesus in Luke as he stood before the congregation in the synagogue at the beginning of his ministry. Then he added, “This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.” Truly Jesus did all of the things mentioned in this passage and more, not only for his generation, but also for all who would believe in him in every generation. The same Spirit that was upon Jesus is upon those of us who believe in him! We are called to the same good works.
Those who have been satanically ritually abused (SRA) suffer with hearts so broken they are shattered. Many as little children were never allowed to form an authentic identity but through abuse were shattered into many personality fragments. Such individuals long to find their own identity, but the pain of their “bruising” is so severe, they are hopelessly locked away in dungeons within themselves—dark places of despair with no hope of ever being delivered.
In a society that is ignorant of satanic ritual abuse or refuses to believe in its existence, where can such persons find help? Very little if anything is taught about satanic ritual abuse in our universities; therefore, most mental health professionals are not quick to recognize the signs of satanic ritual abuse and identify its existence.
The startling truth is that many persons who were satanically ritually abused have no memory of their abuse. They may suffer various mental and emotional problems but have absolutely no conscious memory of their abuse. How can this be? The answer to this question is both psychological and spiritual.
The trauma of satanic ritual abuse is so extremely severe that the memory of even one episode could cause a person to suffer a complete mental breakdown. And yet, some people have experienced literally hundreds of terrifying rituals. They are able to survive the shock of such horror by dissociating. That is to say, they experience a split in the conscious process in which a group of mental activities breaks away from the main stream of consciousness and functions as a separate unit, as if belonging to another person. By dissociating they are able to believe their experience happened to someone else; they erect a wall of amnesia and are totally unaware that anything happened. The ability to do this varies with individuals, but the fact is, many persons can completely “forget” what happened for decades—perhaps their entire lifetime.
The fact that they don’t remember the abuse doesn’t keep them from suffering from its effects. Satanically ritually abused persons often suffer from various forms of mental illness as well as many physical problems. When someone receives help from mental health professionals for a period of years without overcoming his/her neuroses, he/she may be suffering the effects of satanic ritual abuse.
I believe that God, in his infinite mercy, helps them keep their memories suppressed until he can connect them with a Christian spiritual helper prepared by the Holy Spirit to effectively minister for satanic ritual abuse. Effective ministry for satanic ritual abuse involves bringing the presence of Jesus to the troubled person. As professional counselors know, the way to healing is through the pain—remembering what happened, releasing the emotions, replacing lies with truth—all this could be done with a secular counselor. However, with satanic ritual abuse there must be a deeper spiritual ministry if recovery is to be effected. The presence of Jesus must be brought to the person. The satanically ritually abused are able to see, hear and feel Jesus and this is absolutely necessary if they are to survive the terror of the memory.
This is why Christians need to seriously consider whether or not they are called to the satanic ritual abuse ministry. It does not require a professional degree; however, it does require a life surrendered to Jesus, a commitment to prayer and Word, and a walk free from the entanglements of sin.