Two Avenues for SRA Healing
There are basically two avenues of healing available for persons who have been satanically ritually abused. One is natural and the other supernatural. Most people know about the natural but few stop and even consider the supernatural. Let me explain.
The first, and by far the most common way to healing that I am aware of, is through a professionally trained counselor/minister who has more than one college degree, has attended many seminars about inner healing and SRA, read many books and learned healing theories and techniques through his association with other counselors/ministers. These people are most often Christians who are sincerely dedicated to helping wounded people find healing and wholeness.
There is one big problem here. There are not nearly enough of these counselors available to help the multitudes of SRA people seeking healing. Additionally these counselors, who dedicate so much time to helping the wounded, have to earn a living; therefore, they usually charge money for their services. The lives of many SRA people are so broken and cursed they often don’t have the money to pay for counseling.
Another problem is the time that is often required to help a shattered SRA person heal. Once a week for an hour or two, or a week-long intensive once in awhile, are not nearly enough for these deeply wounded people. They need far more time and attention than the average professional is able to give.
I have chosen to call this kind of ministry “natural.” This is not to say there is nothing supernatural taking place here. Jesus often comes and helps the wounded person and demons may also be cast out. However, there is a supernatural element missing here because the professional “knows what he is doing.” He has learned healing techniques and processes that he uses based on many hours of study and much knowledge.
This brings to mind an interesting scripture passage from Ecclesiastes 12:12-13:
And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh. Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
Let’s examine this a little more closely. “Of making of books there is no end.” It is true that there is no end to the books we could read on any subject. And along with that we have the Internet. So we have all the information in the world at our fingertips so to speak when it comes to learning how to do SRA ministry. (I’m not against books, I even write them, but I’m trying to make a point here.)
The wisdom here is “much study is weariness of the flesh.” I have found this to be amazingly true as I have tried to read articles and books related to SRA ministry. I have found myself having great difficulty trying to understand what I was reading. It all seemed so difficult and “over my head.” However, books in inner healing have been most interesting to me and I have found much wisdom there for my own life and for my ministry to others.
Why is this? I believe it is because SRA ministry can easily get sidetracked from pure gospel applications and wander into forbidden territory of the occult or mere speculation. I believe attention to details in SRA ministry can cause us to wander off track into our own hypotheses of what we are encountering and even cause us to focus on darkness as opposed to the light of the Scriptures.
For example, take the subject of demons. We cannot effectively minister to SRA persons without doing deliverance because cults purposely call up powerful demons from hell to put into their victims. Most people have very little understanding about demons and their origins. Their shenanigans are often quite mysterious and leave us with many questions. If we try to dissect the whole subject and establish some formula for dealing with them, we can limit ourselves regarding our power over them and even be deceived by them. I encourage you to listen to my podcast featured on the left side of my homepage entitled Latrice. You will hear multiple demons repeatedly popping up in this woman and challenging me and trying to scare me. Without raising my voice, I cast them out without asking their names or determining what kind of demon they happen to be. I use no formula. I am trusting the Holy Spirit to move through me and that is where the power lies. This requires faith and most of us would prefer to have a formula of some sort rather than believe the Holy Spirit to move through us.
However, God has repeatedly shown me that I don’t need all this knowledge to help his most wounded lambs because he is the one who does the ministry. I am just a facilitator. I bring the presence of God into the healing scene and my prayers and occasional guidance are all that is needed.
Certainly it is helpful to understand the purpose behind satanic ritual abuse. It is good to have goals in mind that should be achieved with each ministry session. However, this is far different than directing the ministry itself.
Then how can there be any ministry, one may ask, if you’re not doing anything? The answer is I pray, and prayer is doing something, however not in the sense of taking charge. When I begin a ministry session with an SRA person to whom I have an ongoing ministry relationship, I start by praying, “Lord, please bring up into my friend’s conscious mind something she needs to know in order to get better.” Then I might talk encouragingly to her knowing that some of her dissociated parts are listening. I assure them that Jesus can be trusted and he wants to help them.
It is not long until something comes into her mind that she tells me about. It can get very supernatural at this point. She may relive an entire memory in front of me. Demons may pop up and say things. I cast them out and do whatever I can to encourage her to finish her memory if need be, or I start to minister to the dissociated part that had the memory.
How do I minister to that dissociated part? Like I would minister to anyone who is not dissociated who is talking about something that happened to them. First of all I identify the lie this dissociated part believes. Everyone who has had a traumatic experience believes lies. A lie is anything contrary to Scripture. I replace that lie with biblical truth. If she doesn’t believe me, I ask God to confirm the truth to her. He will show her a picture or communicate with her in some way that enables her to believe it.
If she made any vows, I encourage her to break the vows. If she cries, I hand her a tissue and give her plenty of time to release her pain. I comfort her whenever it seems appropriate. If she needs to forgive someone, I encourage her to do that. In between these various biblical processes demons may manifest. I just cast them out.
At the very end I ask Jesus to come and minister to this person. She may feel his peace. She may feel a heaviness being lifted from her. She may have a vision of Jesus. She may hear him speak to her. Whatever takes place, there is a supernatural healing from the Lord that takes place.
Now I ask you, is this really difficult? Doe this require special college courses and counseling techniques? Absolutely not! It requires that the one ministering and the one who is receiving the ministry be Christians. They must have a relationship with Jesus. It is very important that the one doing the ministry be called by God to minister to SRA persons. This is because it requires a special gifting from God and a solid spiritual life so the minister can withstand any spiritual attacks the enemy would try to bring upon him/her.
One major block to persons believing what I am trying to explain here is in the common fallacy that only professionals can handle serious emotional problems. We have become a society that depends on professionals. We want professional ministers, professional worship leaders, professional entertainers, professional chefs, professional athletes, professional builders, professional decorators, professional hairdressers, professional what-ever. There are even laws that certain activities must be done by professionals. Some of this protects people but the point I want to make here is that we don’t need a professional to do everything for us in life. We all have gifts and callings, especially when it comes to spiritual ministry.
When I started in the SRA ministry, I had no supernatural gifts that I could identify. I felt totally blind and ignorant of the whole thing. The most important thing was that I had a longstanding relationship with Jesus. I started every day with an hour of prayer. Then I spent considerable time in the Bible. I did my best to hear God, obey him, and let him transform my life. I allowed the cross to be applied to anything in my life that needed to die.
That was my real preparation for SRA ministry. I read one book, Understanding the Mystery of MPD which was about all that was available in 1992. Very few people were on the Internet back then. The author of the book, Dr. James Friesen, came to a city near where I lived shortly after I read the book and I attended that two day conference. That was it. And then God started bringing these women into my life. I didn’t minister to men until much later. It seemed at the time that the only ones seeking my help were women. I never advertised the ministry. I never charged anyone for my time.
Years later there were more books on SRA ministry and more seminars available. I was invited to a few but the Lord would not allow me to go even though I wanted to. His words to me were, “I don’t want you learning how others do this. I want to teach you myself.” I truly believe this is because he didn’t want me trying to do the work of the ministry myself with someone’s technique. Also he wanted me to be an example to other believers that they too can do this ministry if they are called. They don’t need to have a lot of special training because all we need to do is just apply biblical principles that every Christian should know and thereby release the power of the Holy Spirit to do the ministry. The ministry is supernatural and it is powerful.
I ministered for eighteen years on almost a daily basis to SRA persons without having an open veil. By that I mean I did not have visions or hear the Lord’s voice or have any supernatural leading other than to pray and hope the Lord would move. The one with the open veil is the SRA person. The veils that conceal the supernatural realm from human beings are removed in satanic rituals by demons. This enables the person to see into the spirit realm where they see demons that terrorize them. When survivors are in the presence of a committed and called Christian, they are able to experience God’s presence in a way that is not possible when they are alone. They can hear the Lord and sense his leading in ways the minister may not be able to. A wise minister will take advantage of this and provide space for the Lord and the survivor to interact. If we think we have to be the one to get the guidance, this beautiful healing process can be disrupted or not allowed to take place.
Some may be fearful that a false Christ or a demon might begin taking charge of the ministry. This is where discernment and faith come in. When you begin with prayer and invite the Lord’s presence to minister, he is faithful to show you what you need to know.
When the Lord calls us into this ministry, the Lord equips us for whatever we may encounter. He will lead us even when we feel that we aren’t being led. We must not let our fear of making a mistake keep us from helping these desperate people of which there are absolute multitudes. This abuse is incredibly common. I get so many letters from desperate people asking me to minister to them. There is no way I would have time to help all these people. However, I know there are many people in churches who can do what I have done. First of all they have to know what SRA is. Then they have to hear the call of God. However, the belief that only the professionals can do this will keep many of them from ministering.
Now that I’ve made my comments on verse 12 of Ecclesiastes 12, “…be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh,” I want to continue on with the Holy Spirit’s teaching in the next verse where he sums up the whole matter and reveals what is really most important.
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
This is a far better foundation out of which to minister than a lot of book knowledge. Some would ask, Can’t you do both? Perhaps, but usually the knowledge part takes over because we by nature want to take charge, and we feel more secure when we have a plan.
How would “Fear God” apply to SRA ministry? I’ll answer by example. The only reason I got involved in SRA ministry was because God told me to. I felt totally inadequate and mystified by the whole thing but…God said I was to do it. If I did not fear God I could easily have said, “I’m not going there, God. I don’t know how to do this. I’ll look like a fool. I’m not educated enough for something this difficult. Those professionals over at the local mental health center need to deal with this.” However, there was no doubt God told me to do this, so to not do it would have been disobedience. But how do you do something you don’t know how to do? You pray and obey. It really is that simple. Pray and obey.
I wonder how many people are out there in the churches who are called by God to help SRA persons but (1) they have never heard of satanic ritual abuse or (2) they feel totally inadequate to do the ministry. Another problem is that once hearing about satanic ritual abuse they would most likely do an Internet search to find out more. It has been my experience that the sites saying there is no such thing as satanic ritual abuse…that it is just a fad or hysteria or a figment of someone’s imagination…are probably the first sites that come up.
Getting back to the “Fear God” aspect of the ministry, I have another example. The first seriously abused woman to whom I ministered was a good friend who was suffering with anorexia. She had stopped eating for about three weeks and confided in me about her situation. I could see that if she didn’t eat she would suffer dire consequences. She adamantly refused to see a doctor. She said she was certain it was a demon and that if I would cast it out, she could eat.
What was I to do? I had never cast out a demon. I had no idea how to do it. I was at a total loss…but she persisted saying that I could help her. I recommended a church in town where I knew the pastors and they did deliverance ministry. She absolutely refused to go there. So…my only way to remain faithful to God and help my friend was to barge ahead and do something that I didn’t know how to do.
I remember feeling very stupid and even embarrassed as I started talking to something that I couldn’t see and wasn’t even sure was there. However, it didn’t take long after I started commanding anorexia to leave, that it came out with coughing and my friend said, “I’m starved! Have you got anything to eat?” And she sat down and ate. (Unfortunately she later vomited up what she had eaten because one has to break a fast of that magnitude with only fruit juice. Neither of us knew this. This was a long time ago!)
I need to add here that she was not healed of anorexia from that one deliverance. Anorexia is far more complicated than just having a demon. I was to learn years later that she was satanically ritually abused but I had never heard of it so it was impossible for me to recognize it at the time.
I believe that more often than not the injunction to fear God by obeying him involves doing something we feel totally inadequate to do. God continually seems to tell us to do things we don’t know how to do. One reason for this is so we will learn to trust him to do in us and through us that which we cannot do in and of ourselves.
So fearing God is a big part of being prepared for SRA ministry. Another preparation lies in obeying his commandments chief of which is “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength.” If we really love God in this way there will be certain proofs of it evident in our lives. First of all we will be committed to prayer. Second, we will be worshipers of God. We will spend time in God’s Word and we will be obedient. As God has said, those who love him will obey his commandments. To say we love God and yet continually disobey him reveals we are self deceived. In short, when we love God we pursue relationship with him. And out of this relationship we minister to desperately wounded persons.
The final part of this Ecclesiastes passage states,
For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
I find that this is what God does as I minister to SRA people. The works of darkness are exposed to his judgment. The secret things are brought to the surface where God’s judgment is applied to the demons and every lie is exposed. Things that are good are reinforced and things that are evil are burned up in God’s fiery judgment. The person receiving the ministry often sees these things take place. It is all just amazing and very supernatural.
I hope this article is an encouragement to anyone reading who has wanted to help a friend who is satanically ritually abused but has thought only a professional could do the ministry. Pray and ask God if perhaps he might be calling you to do this. To those who are abused and looking for someone to minister to you, perhaps you know a strong Christian whom God might be calling into this kind of ministry. Pray and seek the Lord. The Lord has a plan for multitudes of SRA persons to be healed. It is up to the church to be informed and for those who are called to rise up into their place of ministry.