Lesson 3 - Ministry to Dissociation
The aim of ministry to someone with dissociative parts is to remove the parts so that the person then has access to the memories they were holding. Once this has been accomplished the issues involved in the trauma that produced the parts may then be dealt with.
Along the way demons may interfere, which will cause sin issues to be revealed as part of their legal rights in the person. Also, the memories accessed will reveal sin, either that of the person or sin committed against the person. The overriding goal of any ministry is greater intimacy with Jesus. The Sandfords speak of prayer counselling as "evangelism of the unbelieving hearts of believers" (Transforming the inner man, pp26,27).
Greater intimacy with Jesus is achieved by dealing with anything that comes between the person and him. So, dealing with these sin issues is the major result of the ministry, and dealing with parts and demons is the means by which this is done. The counsellor should be actively listening for the Holy Spirit to give discernment and confirmation through the whole process.
This means that even if the whole part system is not removed this time, if greater intimacy with Jesus is the result then much has been gained. However, by following the procedure below, it is possible to remove the parts in a relatively short time.
This ministry can only be used with people who are followers of Jesus, for two reasons. First, the parts need to become convinced that Jesus will keep the person safe if they are no longer there to protect. This will only be the case if the person is prepared to allow Jesus to take charge of them. Second, often demons need to be evicted, which can only be achieved if the person is a follower of Jesus. Otherwise the demon's legal rights to stay can not be removed, and the demons would only return again anyway.
If the person is not a believer then they have a problem that is greater than being dissociate - their alienation from their creator is far more serious and must be resolved first.
Talking to the Parts
The dissociative parts are accessed by speaking to them and inviting one to come forward in the person’s mind. Unless the parts are highly differentiated and able to take control, for this to happen successfully the person must be willing to allow their imagination to run free, trusting the counsellor to check the reality of what is said. Sometimes some instruction about how to see Jesus and hear his voice is helpful, as allowing parts or demons to speak is a similar process.
Ministry to dissociative parts is only possible if the person is willing to recognize Jesus as Lord and submit to him. No-one else but Jesus is able to remove the parts.
Be prepared to keep a record of important details and the dialogues that take place during the ministry.
In the following description we will use the name "Mary" to refer to the client.
The counsellor begins by reassuring the parts that they have been doing a good job and thanking them for protecting Mary from the trauma they have experienced. If the person has had ministry elsewhere it may be necessary to apologize for any times the parts have been mistaken for demons or treated abusively or with disrespect.
Next a part is invited to come forward and let Mary know it is there. The counsellor should thank the part and ask for its name. At this point Mary should say whatever comes to mind, not trying to analyze or make sense of it in any way. Whether or not the part’s name is obtained, ask the part how it helps the person. Such information can assist in giving the part an identity by which it can be referred to during the ministry. Make a list of each part as it is identified. We will assume this first part’s name is "Angry One".
Ask Angry One if she would like to meet Jesus. Sometimes there will be resistance to this happening, and we will address that later. Assuming for now that the part is willing to meet Jesus, then ask Jesus to introduce himself to Angry One, and get Angry One to describe what happens.
When Jesus’ presence is evident ask Angry One how it feels and what Jesus is like. This step is crucial. Demons will frequently masquerade as Jesus in an attempt to derail the ministry, because dissociation is a powerful tool for the kingdom of darkness to keep a Christian less effective for God than they might be. If the part feels comfortable in Jesus’ presence, and Jesus seems authentic continue to the next step. A useful approach is to ask the part what Jesus’ eyes are like. If they are soft and kind it is probably Jesus, but if they are hard, or angry, glow with fire or are condemning, then it is a demon. Other giveaway include things like Jesus carrying a knife.
Don’t expect a stereotyped, religious Jesus, such as is often portrayed in paintings or Sunday School pictures. Jesus will appear as entirely appropriate to the person or part meeting him. He can take any nationality, and dress in any way that is suitable for the circumstances. For example, if he was appearing to a flying enthusiast he might be wearing a flight suit and parachute and arrive in a Tiger Moth, and invite the part to come up for a session of aerobatics. When we observed ministry in 2004, the part held trauma which happened when the person was two years old. Jesus appeared in nurses’ uniform holding a diaper and baby’s bottle!
Once the part and the counsellor are comfortable that the real Jesus is present, ask the part to listen while you ask Jesus a question: "Jesus, will Mary be safe if Angry One releases to her the memories she is holding, in the first person, complete with all feelings?" Jesus will always answer "Yes."
If the answer is anything but "Yes" then you can be sure that this is a false, demonic Jesus. If it has not proved possible to either meet Jesus, or to hear his answer to this question, then it is possible that a demon is terrorizing the part to prevent it cooperating. In these cases it is necessary to tell the part that we will come back to it soon, and address the demon. We will outline the procedure for removing demonic interference later. Once it is removed then go back and repeat the question about safety.
When Jesus has told the part that Mary will be safe then we ask the part to allow her to have the memory. It is important that the memory is released in the first person, so that the person actually experiences the trauma. This is necessary to break the denial that says it never really happened. Reassure the person that Jesus will not allow them to be overwhelmed by the trauma. It will be just enough to convince the person of its reality and to release the pain and emotional energy locked up in the trauma.
Once the person starts remembering what happened, encourage them to describe what unfolds. Do not give in to the temptation to help them or to end their suffering if they seem distressed. Trust Jesus to look after them and bring it to a close when it is complete.
If you think there is more to be revealed ask the part if it holds all of the memory or if another part holds more. If another part shares the memory, thank the part and ask to speak to the new part. Go through the above steps of releasing the memory with that part. You will need to introduce the part to Jesus and deal with any demonic interference before returning to the memory, allowing the new part to share their experience.
Once the memory is complete and its energy has been released ask Jesus to reveal where he was and what he was doing during the initial trauma and to bring peace and calm.
The person will have been unaware that Jesus was present during their initial trauma, helping in any way he could while not violating human free-will. They may have been blaming him for allowing it to happen, or even believing that he was punishing them. In ritual abuse a false Jesus is sometimes used as the abuser to foster such a belief. Now they need to experience the presence of Jesus in the memory and know that he was grieving with them and even taking much of the suffering upon himself. Don’t lead the person in this, rather trust Jesus to do it himself. Let him answer their questions.
Reassuring Reluctant Parts
Sometimes a part will be reluctant to meet Jesus. This may be because a demon is interfering, or because the part or person has a faulty understanding about Jesus, or because the part believes (or has been told) it has done bad things and Jesus will be unhappy with it. In the latter case it is sufficient to describe what Jesus is really like, that parts don’t sin, and that Jesus really wants to meet the part to tell it how pleased he is with its protection of the person.
Dealing with Demons
As mentioned above, it is common for demons to interfere with ministry to dissociation. When this happens it is necessary to put other ministry on hold and deal with the demon. The aim is to establish what legal rights it has to interfere and remove them, followed by removal of the demon. Then ministry to parts can be resumed.
The procedure for dealing with a demon begins by calling it to manifest within strict boundaries. An example might be:
"I’m speaking to the demons that are interfering with this part being able to experience the presence of Jesus [or whatever the problem is at the time]. The spokesman that Jesus appoints will manifest immediately, without causing any distress or loss of dignity to Mary.
"I am isolating you from all other demons, binding you, and staking you down. You will tell the truth that the true Lord Jesus recognizes as the truth, otherwise he will deal with you. You will answer by putting a word, thought, idea, memory or feeling in Mary’s mind. What legal right (LR) do you have to be here in Mary and to interfere in this ministry?"
A demon will manifest in some fairly innocuous way, either by the person just knowing it is there, or by speaking through the person by putting a thought in their mind, or some minor body manifestation such as shaking or a mild pressure or pain. Do not permit anything distressing to the person. The ministry is not a stage for demons to act up or try to distract you or the client. If the demon does not respond then insist. If necessary ask Jesus to punish the demon for obstructing your authority. They will usually respond in some meaningful way.
One common difficulty is that the demon may respond appropriately but the person does not recognize the response and ignores it because they are sure that it is either meaningless or they made it up. Encourage them to report anything they are thinking or feeling no matter how strange. The counsellor is responsible for making sense out of it. Demons must tell the truth when commanded to do so, but sometimes they do it in a cryptic way, hoping you will miss it or give up trying. Treat it as a detective game, and persist. Be alert to their tricks. With experience you will become more sure of your authority and realize that they really do have to obey you when you come in Jesus’ name.
Another difficulty is that the client may not really be willing to allow demons to manifest in any way, either because they are afraid of what might happen, because of having believed the erroneous ideas many people have about demons, or because they can not accept that Christians can have demons just the same as anyone else. Some teaching might help to reassure them at this point.
Also, sometimes at this point a memory will begin to surface. It may not be clear whether the part is releasing the memory of an event, or the demon is allowing the memory to surface because the event is the reason it gained legal rights in the person. In either case, as long as you feel that it is not a red herring, then because it is the memory you are after you can continue with the ministry and come back to the demon later if necessary.
It might be that the demon has stopped obstructing the part from releasing the memory because it wants you to focus on this and leave the demon alone. In this case you might suspect that the demon knows about deeper stuff that will need to be dealt with later, so keep this in mind. It is good to take detailed notes of such ministry so that these things don’t get overlooked later.
Assuming that the demon has revealed a legal right then you can interrogate it for more details until the sin issues become clear. These might be sinful thoughts or actions of the client, sin committed against the client, traumatic events, or generational iniquity in their family line. The issue can be dealt with in the normal way, by repentance, forgiveness, breaking of vows, lifting off judgments or curses, and breaking soul ties as appropriate.
Then ask the demon for its next legal right. Proceed in this way until all legal rights have been removed. Then command the demon to immediately go bound to Jesus, without causing any fuss, to never return, and to not send any others. The person will often feel something change within themselves, or see or hear the demon leave.
Before telling the demon to leave it can be very helpful to command it to tell the person what lies it has been telling them. This is especially useful when a person has been abused and has low self-esteem. They will have been thinking badly about themselves for a long time, and to hear that the demon has been telling them these things - that they weren’t their own idea, is very healing. If the demon tries to get off the hook by claiming not to know, tell it to ask Jesus the truth about the person and then to tell the person what he says. We have seen a demon tell a pretty girl, who was convinced that she was ugly, that Jesus says she is beautiful, - saying it reluctantly through gritted teeth. She was amazed.
The person can be sure the demon is telling the truth because they are reluctantly saying things they obviously do not want them to know. Remember, demons were originally created as angels to be servants of God and therefore of God’s children. Their fall from grace has not changed this fact, reluctant though they are.
When the demon has gone return to the point in the ministry where it interfered.
Mapping and Removing the System
After visiting a memory into which Jesus brings peace and calm the mapping of the parts system can commence. It is helpful if at the start of the mapping you ask Jesus for a word of knowledge about how many parts there are. Don’t tell anyone then, but at the end count up the parts and see whether it matches. You won’t always get it right, but it is a guide and you will become more accurate with experience.
Begin with the parts you have already identified, thanking them for their cooperation so far. Dissociative parts are often arranged in the form of hierarchical groups. Ask each in turn whether it receives instructions from another part, and whether it gives instructions to other parts. Also ask whether it works with others or if it knows about any parts it hasn’t yet mentioned, to possibly pick up parts not in this group. Gradually a structure will emerge, perhaps like this example:
The names of the parts may or may not correlate with the functions of the parts or the memories they hold. In the process you may need to rearrange the way parts interact and a whiteboard is helpful as it allows for alterations to be made more easily.
Don’t be surprised about the bizarre things parts say about each other, nor about the activities they indulge in between each other. It often seems like they live in quite a complex world of their own, with boyfriend-girlfriend relationships, systems of domination and fear, going on holidays together, etcetera. The human mind is remarkably creative! Listen, record, and gain clues about the relationships and parts you may have missed. There will also be information about things that the person might need ministry for later.
When all the parts so far identified have been accounted for, ask if there is any other part that has been watching and would like to be recognized to come forward. This may set you off on a new parts hunt.
It is important that all of the parts meet Jesus and become convinced that he is able and willing to protect the person from the things the parts have been holding for them. The first part you met when dealing with the first memory will have met Jesus and been convinced he is safe. Ask this part if he or she will allow Jesus to visit all the parts under their control, and whether there is any part that is reluctant to meet him. If the part gives permission and no other part objects then Jesus will instantly visit all of those parts.
If a part objects, then ask to speak to that part and deal with any problems they may have with Jesus. It may be they have a false view of Jesus, or don’t believe he can take care of things the part has been doing, or a demon is terrorizing them, or they are angry with Jesus for not helping the person with the trauma, or simply believe they can cope with carrying the trauma and don’t want Jesus to take away their job. Whatever the problem, with the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and some common sense arguments, it is usually not too hard to convince them that Jesus might be worth checking out. When they meet Jesus he is able to convince them himself.
As each part meets Jesus indicate this on your parts map by adding a J to the name. Using different coloured pens is helpful.
In a similar way, deal with any other groups of parts by first introducing Jesus to the top part, and then letting him visit the rest. In some cases the top part of a group will have been watching Jesus at work and be ready to meet him. In other cases you may have to overcome their objections. In a like manner introduce Jesus to any isolated parts.
It is not usually necessary to go through the memories that the parts hold to have them all meet Jesus. However, sometimes a memory will surface and you can minister into it until Jesus brings peace and calm as before. This is Holy Spirit led ministry so trust him to lead every step for each different person. The uniqueness of the person will mean that every ministry will be different and formulas aren’t helpful.
The number of parts you wrote down at the beginning will give an indication of how complete the process is. If you thought there were 26 and you have 25, and no more are forthcoming it is likely to be complete. If there is a big difference, say you wrote down 84 and have only mapped 59, then it is possible a hidden system is yet to be found.
When you are as sure as you can be that all the parts have been discovered and all have met Jesus and are willing to go with him, then ask Jesus to show the person what he does with them. People see all kinds of amazing things, like the parts all holding hands with Jesus and walking off down the road and over the horizon, or Jesus opening a door behind which there is a great light, and asking them to go through with him. He followed them and closed the door behind himself. He has his ways of letting you know that all the parts have gone. In the last example the door would not close until all parts had passed through. There were one or two that had been missed by us and they were seen running to join the group before they all disappeared. Jesus gives lots of grace!
The Toth’s have coined a very descriptive phrase for the above process - Complete Part Removal (CPR). They explain (The forgotten factor in healing, p 118):
Why the Term CPR?
The term ‘CPR’ was chosen for three reasons.
- To clearly explain through the initials what was actually happening in the process. CPR (Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation), in the physical sense, is bringing something which is ‘dead’ (the heart) back to life. Spiritual CPR is removing that which is ‘dead’, to that the person can experience ‘life’.
- Anazao’s motto is "to bring to life again" which, in fact, is what the New Testament word, "anazao" means. This is also what physical CPR does. It brings the person back to life again.
- The person will be left with peace and calm and the presence of Jesus. Those who have had well differentiated parts may experience a sense of loss and may initially find it hard to cope with the difference. For the first time in their life they are themselves, without parts, and with Jesus, will need to learn how to respond to life situations a part has previously handled. Intimacy with Jesus is the goal and he is well able to handle things with the person. Learning to trust him is a lifetime journey.
One SRA survivor said, "I need a long time to heal, but it has begun. Jesus can now do His thing of restoration. It will take time, but it will be a real adventure into His heart."
Dealing with a Memory with No Parts
Once the parts have been removed there is no longer a barrier to accessing the memories in the person’s subconscious. The memories can be accessed one at a time when the person is ready, but it is best if they don’t leave them too long. To help the person understand the process it is best, if there is time, to go through at least one memory with them immediately after complete part removal.
Going through a memory is the same as was done for the memory held by the first part visited above. Usual ‘healing prayer ministry’, ‘healing the memories’, ‘inner healing’, ‘Theophostic’ or ‘prayer counselling’ techniques are used. Visiting a memory involves asking Jesus to take the person to a memory, and abreacting through it in the first person, as before, to break denial. Deal with any demonic interference that occurs and any sin issues that are revealed. Once the energy is released from the memory, ask Jesus to reveal where he was and what he was doing during the initial trauma and to bring peace and calm.
Before sending the person off to work on further memories on their own, instruct them in proper spiritual hygiene and in the need to keep close to Jesus. Some of the experiences they may discover they have had but were unaware of could be quite disturbing, and they will need support from good friends as they work through them.
See Resource Sheet 2 - Ministry Example 1 - Mary, Resource Sheet 3 - Ministry Example 2 - Nerina, Resource Sheet 4 - Ministry Example 3 - Sophie and Resource Sheet 5 - Ministry Example 4 - Martin for transcripts of real ministries, with the names changed to protect the people from identification.
The above is only an outline of the ministry process. There are numerous twists and turns along the way. If you have little experience of ministry to broken people and dealing with demons it would be best if before getting too deep into such ministry you gain some experience at least observing someone who knows what they are doing. Even better would be to enrol in one of the Anazao Cutting Edge Ministry courses offered at various times and places. However, don’t be afraid to get involved. It is exciting to see just how much Jesus will do with a willing heart that is ready to learn.
Satanic Ritual Abuse
If you are involved in ministry to dissociation for any length of time you will probably encounter some memories of highly ritualized abuse. People talk about Satanic Ritual Abuse (SRA), but there is a lot of misunderstanding about it. As with some human ritual abuse, SRA is deliberate abuse, usually of a child, carried out with the express purpose of causing them to dissociate, and to gain control over them through their dissociative parts. Much of what is called SRA is not SRA at all but simply severe ritual abuse - even when carried out by Satanists.
True SRA is always carried out by people who are themselves in dissociative state and do not know they are doing it. It is entirely controlled by the kingdom of darkness with no conscious human involvement. On the other hand, witches and Satanists use deliberate dissociation of children for their evil purposes but are entirely aware they are doing it, so it is not true SRA.
We have seen some Christian ministries become so interested in the demonic and human structures and practices of what they call SRA, that their focus on demon hunting and the glamour with the spectacular almost causes them to lose sight of the person to whom they are ministering. This is a subtle ploy of the enemy - to have us playing a glorified version of "dungeons and dragons" when we are supposed to be bringing truth into a broken person’s life.
The above is not intended to minimize the human orchestrated ritual abuse. This also is horrible, and is a tool Satan uses to gain power. However, ministry to this form of abuse is the same as for any other form of abusive trauma, whereas ministry to true SRA, while involving the same methods of ministry to dissociation, also requires other knowledge not covered in this seminar.
As an example of the difference, when ministering to dissociation we can generally stop at almost any time and resume the ministry later. However, for SRA this is not the case. SRA involves a separate system of parts apart from the ordinary dissociation resulting from life’s traumas. This SRA parts system could have 100s or even 1000s of parts in complex relationships. If the whole SRA parts system is not either removed or its functioning closed down in the first session, the person will probably be accessed and re-traumatized by the kingdom of darkness before the next session, and nothing is gained. The minister needs to know how to do this. Also, recognition of the rituals that are always present in the memories of an SRA victim requires specialized knowledge. The Anazao course on SRA would be very helpful for anyone wishing to deal with this.
For 5 years the person referred to on page 6 had been receiving ministry along the Friesen model and in that time had connected with 21 of the 1285 SRA parts identified in ministry with Anazao. Of that ministry he writes (used with permission):
In November 2006, I experienced CPR (Complete Part Removal) of my SRA DID system, based on the principle that parts are additional to the mind and not part of it. Then in May 2007, the non - SRA system also received CPR. The effect was immediate and complete. The whole experience of having DID changed.
He wrote again in November 2007:
As you understand, it is a real struggle with SRA, but it is going better than I could have ever imagined. I am sure that the access cues are removed as I feel far freer from demonic influence, but I still feel many of my Inner Ones influencing me.
My therapist and I are still processing the aftermath of a single ritual done at 12 we visited yesterday that absolutely floored me. But His healing grace is seeing me through. There are no short cuts, just trust and grace. But I am discovering things about Jesus and my relationship with Him that are mind blowing. The programming still gets in the way and I can drown in doubts for a while, but then His presence fills me also at other times. This is such an adventure. I almost think that I am grateful for what my life has been as I will know grace way beyond that of many others.
Sometimes I almost collapse in suicidal despair and I am so easily triggered back to a place of terror. But it is not how bad things are, because that has been my whole life, but it is more about how good it can get in recovery. I am getting glimpses of such possibility. Healing will take many years yet. So what? I have a huge battle ahead of me. So what? It makes my life very interesting. :o)
I am indebted to people like my therapists, Peter and Heather, people such as yourselves who are prepared to give us hope. We are so lost without this. But none of this would exist without Grace. It is His grace that makes healing even possible. I need to remind myself of that daily. It is so easy to forget.
Comments on Ministry
Our experience in dealing with parts ministry is still relatively limited, but at the time of writing we have spent well over two hundred hours in a ministry environment using the Anazao approach to dissociation. We have also undertaken many hours of ministry to people whose parts have been removed. In our first few months CPR was accomplished in the space of a normal ministry session (one and a half hours) for seven people. A further four came specifically for longer appointments during which CPR took place. Fourteen longer appointments and twenty-two normal appointment times involved meeting a part and bringing peace and calm to a memory without CPR taking place. The number of demons encountered in the ministry and legal rights dealt with has generally been greater in these situations.
Since that time we have seen complete CPR accomplished in less than 2 hours on some occasions, while at other times there have been so many important issues to resolve that many sessions have been spent without full resolution. However, in every case much freedom has been gained.
The speed with which CPR happens in a ministry time seems to be linked to the person’s ability to work with this approach. People who spend a lot of time thinking and processing before they speak often impede the process because they do not recognize the presence of parts and are unwilling to speak if they can’t make sense of what comes into their mind. ‘Weird’ is the word most commonly used! Those unfamiliar with any form of prayer ministry have taken longer to relax and work with Jesus. We are learning not to rush and to be thorough in dealing with sin issues.Resource Sheet 6 - Recording a Ministry Session gives some ideas about how to keep track of the ministry by writing down what happens. This helps to avoid missing important things that need to happen. An example of such recording is also provided.
This dissociative approach has also proved a great time saver in our general prayer ministry. The ability to go quickly to the issues that Jesus decides are important at the time and quickly revealing sin and trauma issues and removing associated demons is a huge advantage. It bypasses the usual agendas that people present at the start of a session. In the past we have very often found that Jesus had a different purpose from the one the person thought was important. This process makes arriving at that purpose more rapid and assured.
We have long felt that anything that shortens the period it takes to reach healing is probably moving us closer to the way Jesus ministered during his three years. If it also enables us to do the "greater things" he spoke about then this is a wonderful bonus!
Criticisms of this Ministry
Along this journey we have encountered two types of criticism.
The first is the hoary old chestnut of Recovered Memory Syndrome. While, with the Toths, we are convinced that this is far less common and much less of a problem than its proponents make it out to be, we are still careful never to suggest any possible memories to a person we minister to. Everything comes from the person, their parts, demons, or the Holy Spirit - and always through the person being prayed for.
We also recognise that some people may have reasons to fabricate memories for the counsellor’s benefit. Such reasons include a need to be accepted, low self-esteem, fear of the real memories being discovered, and trying to rescue the counsellor from possible failure. The ministry process is such that such fabrication will quickly become evident, and in itself reveals issues that must be dealt with in the ministry. Jesus wants such things to come up for resolution.
The second criticism is that if we remove all of a person’s parts before all of the memories have been dealt with, how will they cope with the overwhelming grief and pain now that they have no parts to suppress it? The answer is simple - this simply doesn’t happen. Parts do not keep emotions suppressed. Rather they block access to it. When the parts are removed the memories are still in the persons unconscious memory, but are now accessible if needed. The parts are not like a cork in a bottle holding in the pressure of memories threatening to surge up and engulf the person. They are more like a barrier preventing access to the memories. Once the parts are gone the person is able, if they wish to, to visit them with Jesus and resolve the issues they represent.
So, What About the ‘Old’ Way of Ministry?
The methods previously used by counsellors frequently brought a measure of healing, but essentially they are overkill.
Requiring parts to become Christians at least ensures that they have met Jesus and are comfortable about his ability to save and protect, but having to do this individually for every part may take a great deal of time, often years of regular therapy. Then having to deal with every memory, while other parts are still free to try to protect the person, is more difficult than necessary. Finally, attempting to ‘integrate’ what is not ‘fragmented’ is impossible, but because few counsellors really understand what this means we are sure that Jesus gives a lot of grace. He will not do what the counsellor is asking, but will do what he knows is needed - the shutting down of the function, and perhaps removal, of the parts.
The practice of creating a ‘safe place’ for the person makes the person less likely to persist in having the parts removed and fosters further denial. Having them ‘make friends’ with the parts often produces a dependence on them which works against allowing them to leave with Jesus. Some who have been down this route, but who have subsequently had CPR, report initially feeling very lonely without their parts. It is far better to get the parts to make friends with Jesus than with the person.
It is clear that the Anazao approach, with its more accurate model and better understanding of the underlying processes, is considerably faster and more effective.
While ministry using the mapping and removal of dissociate parts approach is really just another tool for our toolbox, we have found it so effective and time saving that it now forms the basis of much of our ministry. The removal of the barrier to accessing memories makes ministry much easier. The associated systematic approach to handling demons has also greatly facilitated ‘deliverance’ ministry.
Seeing and helping the most broken people - those who have been severely sexually, physically, emotionally, psychologically and ritually abused - be set free by Jesus, is the most satisfying evidence that you could ever want that the kingdom of God is truly here. It is an absolute privilege to journey with Jesus and his friends in this way.
If you feel a stirring in you to become part of it, don’t hesitate. The field is new and there is still a lot to learn, but this is some of the real stuff of supernatural, kingdom living. This is part of what Jesus meant when he said his followers would do even greater things than he did when he was here on earth (John 14:12).