Dear Presence seekers,
Do you believe God for certain things, but you struggle to actually receive what you believe Him for?
- Maybe you believe He's the Comforter, but you never actually feel comforted.
- Maybe you believe Him for financial provision, but your needs aren't met.
- Or, maybe you believe that He's good, and that He wants to bless you–but you feel like those blessings happen to everybody else, while you're still waiting!
Does any of this sound familiar? If so, here are some nuggets that might help you:
1) Father wounds will keep you from believing God and being close to Him. BUT …
2) MOTHER WOUNDS will keep you from receiving.
Of course, every kind of hurt and wound in our lives needs to be healed, and the sooner the better. But today, I just want to lay this out for you so you can see what kind of warfare you're in.
If you're struggling to believe God in the first place, that's usually a father wound.
Father wounds keep you from intimacy with God. They keep you feeling like you're distant from Him. They might even cause you to feel like He has rejected you or doesn't really love you; that He's cold or doesn't have good things to say; or that He doesn't want you to prosper.
This is because we tend to project our experiences with our earthly fathers onto Father God, and so we develop a low view of God that hurts our relationship with Him.
But MOTHER WOUNDS keep you from receiving.
Mother wounds tend to impact our relationship with Holy Spirit. See, Holy Spirit is the Person in the Trinity who carries out tasks that we stereotypically tend to associate with our mothers on earth. Holy Spirit is the one who comforts us, nurtures us, feeds us, and more.
(Remember that Jesus said Holy Spirit will take of what is His and transmit it to us.)
So if you have an unhealed mother wound, then without meaning to you will tend to keep Holy Spirit at a distance–and He cannot transmit All The Things to you that belong to Jesus.
That's why people can believe God all day long, but still not receive.
I'm giving you a huge nugget here; the few paragraphs I wrote above are worth $1,000,000,000,000,000 to the millionth power if you think about the impact that this can have on your life! 🙂 To repeat the main point:
- Unhealed mother wounds keep you from receiving.
- Unhealed mother wounds keep you from intimate relationship with Holy Spirit.
- They also keep you from being a willing recipient when Holy Spirit TRIES to transmit Jesus' stuff to you.
It gets wilder. Check this out:
Church wounds are mother wounds. Therefore, church wounds can have the same effect.
Ok, I need to stop there because I'm about to start preaching. 🙂 🙂 🙂 But suffice it to say, beloved:
If you have an unhealed father wound, mother wound, OR church wound, you must heal from it in order to receive what God is trying to give you.
As a result of years of struggle and learning this stuff from experience as well as training, the Lord has shown me how you can see this stuff healed. Healing can happen in an instant. Just one moment is all it takes. And it can be easy; just a matter of handing things over to the Lord. No struggle; no power play; no difficulty. It can be easy as pie.
And THAT is what we're going to do at our Rosh Hashanah Inner Healing & Vision-Getting retreat, September 9-12–with only 2 days left to sign up!
If you haven't already signed up, I'd like to personally invite you to attend.
Beloved, a formal, planned-out inner healing process is a MUST for every believer. If we're going to walk in victory, we have to be free from hurts and wounds, demonic strongholds, generational curses, the spirit of poverty, and more. And the difference between those who walk in power versus those who do not is found in how much Word + freedom they have in them by the Holy Spirit.
The way we facilitate inner healing, it's FUN.
We let Holy Spirit do the hard part while we just hand things over to Jesus, receive His truth and revelation in that place, and let Holy Spirit fill us up in the place of all the lies we used to believe.
It's easy. It's fun. It's freeing. It's all done between Holy Spirit and you. No struggle; no power play. Just simply handing things to Jesus.
So this retreat is an opportunity for YOU to closet yourself away with the Lord and receive powerful ministry from Holy Spirit for four days.
And to make it even better, it's happening at the start of Jewish New Year 5779–Rosh Hashanah–the year of finished works and freedom in Holy Spirit.
Beloved, it's going to be powerful. It's going to be fun. We've got dozens of people coming from all over the country.
Will you be there?
Please come. Do this for yourself. Do it for the generations of your family tree. Do it for the world that you're called to minister in, day in and day out. Do it so you can be free and FIRED UP again.
Here's the signup link:
And all the retreat details are at this link as well.
By the way, if you're local (Cleveland, Tennessee and the surrounding area) and you want to attend without lodging, I do have a discount available for you that covers meals + retreat only. Please respond to this email if you need details on that.
Beloved, please sign up for this retreat today if you haven't already. Only 2 days are left for you to sign up. So go ahead. Take the plunge. Come and closet yourself away with the Lord for 4 days in the hills of Tennessee. These 4 days will change your life.
And we'll see you there!