Start Overcoming Child Abuse

by John Greene

child-abuseWhile child abuse is nothing new, the physical scars and emotional, mental and spiritual trauma are no less real, silently touching generations of struggling men and women. For some, simply surviving childhood abuse has been a profound life-changing challenge. Whatever the case, abuse alters the lives of children in ways that are difficult for many to understand. Certainly, abuse of children is not limited to low-income, poverty stricken families. In fact, childhood abuse is a real underlying plague in all human society, often handed down for generations in a spiritual way that is usually overlooked. (Proverbs 22:6; “Single-minded Commitment in Face of Trauma“; “Healing Wounds That People Can’t See“; “Life Healing and Belief“)

trauma in childhoodChild abuse is hardly an accident. (Psalm 32:3-7) It is trauma, as well as a deliberate stronghold; an orchestrated pattern through Satan that seeks to divide relationships, with the intent of fracturing the personality of the victim through various levels of humiliation, neglect and brutality. (John 8:44) Abuse is often grounded in familial strongholds, handed down silently through generations. This abuse is a concerted attempt to separate persons from YHWH and all other relationships, while instilling a deep bitterness and seething rage that can easily explode, resulting in all sorts of profoundly destructive behavior, including the loss of life. It seeks to force a spirit of unforgiveness (lack of forgiveness), which results in spiritual death and eternal destruction when left unchecked. (Hebrews 12:15) Yet, what the devil intends for destruction, your Heavenly Father changes for ultimate good as you work with Him. (Romans 8:28; 1 Peter 5:10; James 4:8; Genesis 50:20) To learn about the roots of one aspect of my battle with abuse, see article originally printed in “The Healing Hands of Jesus.” (png image file)

child angerAbuse creates diseased thinking in the mind and a broken dysfunctional heart. It separates you from others, often creating an intense self-hatred and resentment compounded by feelings of unresolved guilt or shame. It breaks the close bonds with others that you have otherwise experienced in life, even damaging the ability to have rewarding life relationships through marriage and friendship. This separation from others leads to spiritually rooted diseases and repetitive destructive behaviors. Satan wants you to revel in unbelief, as you distance yourself from all. (2 Corinthians 4:3-4; 1 Thessalonians 3:5; Luke 8:13; James 1:14; “Strongholds & the Armor of YHWH“; “The Stronghold of Anger“; “Forsaking Bitterness“; “Breaking the Hold of Stress“)

family fighting boyThis kind of behavior is often repeated through family strongholds in a pattern of spiritual and biological disease, creating a ‘spiritual curse’ that can fester and proliferate through generations. Satan seeks to plant this seed of destruction in as many as will receive it. Negative personality characteristics and conduct are easily passed through generations, the fruits of those that hate Elohim [‘God’, YHWH] and His promises. (Ephesians 6:4, Colossians 3:21; “Understanding Sin“; “Homosexuality: Sex and Personal Identity Crisis“; “The Struggle for Purity of Heart“)

“You shall not bow yourself to them nor serve them, for I, YAHWEH your Elohim, am a jealous El, visiting the iniquity of fathers on sons, and on the third, and on the fourth generation of those that hate Me, and doing kindness to thousands of those who love Me and keep My commandments.” – Deuteronomy 5:9-10, HRB

“You shall not make a graven image for yourself, or any likeness in the heavens above, or in the earth beneath, or in the waters under the earth; you shall not bow to them, and you shall not serve them; for I am YAHWEH your Elohim, a jealous El, visiting the iniquity of fathers on sons, on the third and on the fourth generation, to those that hate Me; and doing kindness to thousands, to those loving Me, and to those keeping My commandments.” – Exodus 20:4-6, HRB

family-200x300The destruction of abuse radiates genetically into the family line and can be passed to others as well. Even so, all of this is preventable through spiritual law. You can prevent disease in yourself and your children by breaking the strongholds from your life and those of your immediate family. You break the power of sin through the truth of YHWH’s Word so that spiritual and biological genetics are changed forever. You do this initially by breaking old habits and attitudes. When you persist in breaking biological and spiritual habits for more than 30 days, you greatly weaken the hold that these have on you and your family. You hold the choice to break or confirm any habit, a conditioned behavior that is rooted in demonic soil of the dark kingdom. (Psalm 139, Matthew 10:29-31; “Mind Filters“; “Filling Your Life with Truth Instead of Deception“)

”But He said, ‘The things impossible with men are possible with YAHWEH.’” – Luke 18:27, HRB

victim anger stress childSatan and the dark kingdom seek to humiliate and control you in the worst ways. These oppressive elements seek to make you a god [mighty one] unto yourself as you elevate yourself and the destructive power of demonic behavior above the power of the Most High. The key is learning to put YHWH and His commandments first in your life through the love of Messiah. (“Wisdom & the Battle of Two Kingdoms“; “Disciple: Wavering Between Two Opinions“; “Delusion & the Tightening Noose of the Beast System“; “Mind Control of the Beast“)

“Blessed be YAHWEH: day by day He carries a load for us, the El of our salvation (Y’shua). Selah.” – Psalm 68:19, HRB

roller coaster brokennessMankind continues from generation to generation on an unrighteous roller coaster ride of perversity and depravity. (James 5:13-20) Look at the ‘church,’ even your family and you will see some of the same diseases, personality traits, behaviors and character that repeat in an endless cycle of brokenness. Gathering in Messiah dissolve and families break up in turmoil when they exercise an unrighteous alliance they have made unwittingly made with Satan. I say unwittingly, because who in their right mind, would willingly continue this global disaster unless they could benefit from it? Do I make my point? (“Disease & Spiritual Roots“; “Spiritual Disease that Eats at Your Salvation“; “The Wheels of Ezekiel“)

YHWH, Elohim of Hosts is your healer! Yahshua [Jesus] is your Savior, the unique provision of the Almighty! The Holy Spirit [Dedicated, Set Apart Spirit]  is your Counselor, provided to be intimate in service with you! The ‘church’ and other people are not. In this modern religious world that we live in, the ‘church’, even pastors or those that hold these positions, have been elevated to savior, usually without any real depth of relationship, further feeding spiritual disease. This conduct results in more separation from YHWH. This is all a demonic ploy of the dark kingdom. (Hebrews 4:15-16; Matthew 18:5-6, Mark 13-16; “Healing & Health Articles“; “Foundation of Salvation“)

Style: "Porcelain pastel"Beating this destructive cycle shows the importance of your personal understanding and relationship with Elohim. What you need to do is to use the tools that Elohim has given you to break the pattern of self-destructive conditioned cycles. The dark kingdom is not your significance, nor do your best friends in personal trust reside there. YHWH is your significance and protection. (1 Corinthians 10:13; “Destruction Is Satan’s Intent“; “Breaking the Hold of the World: Addiction and through Temptation“)

“Bless YAHWEH, O my soul, and forget not all His rewards; He who forgives all your iniquities; who heals all your diseases; who redeems your life from destruction; who crowns you with kindness and tender mercies; who satisfies your desire with good; your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” – Psalm 103:2-5, HRB

This is only the beginning of learning to walk as you abide in Messiah and YHWH, the Elohim of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. (John 10:10; Philippians 3:14-15) Take action. Pray with other believers and share your struggles, seeking the help of spiritual elders and other appropriate counselors. (Proverbs 15:22; James 5:16) YHWH has not abandoned you. (Psalm 139:3) He knows how to restore you to good health and spiritual fitness. Prospering on earth cannot happen without spiritual maturity that only YHWH gives.

My Heavenly Father,

Help me to break the chains of the past, freeing me from the bondage that my past seeks to hold to me. Please minister to me and to my family in your perfect love that heals. Help me to abide in Your love. Help me to forgive others and free me from bondage to the world. Bring me to levels of new joy in Your Holy Spirit. Thank you for Your healing and Your presence in my life in the name of Yahshua [Jesus]. As You have said in Your Word, so let it be for all eternity.

new-man-centeredFor more information on the strongholds that the dark kingdom has planted into your life and how you can begin to defeat them, read our book “The Miracle of the New Man: Breaking Strongholds in God’s Perfect Will.”

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“For YHWH so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
John 3:16, RNKJV
Heavenly Father,
Thank you for sending the Messiah, your only begotten Son to be my Savior. I believe in Him and have made this belief the center of my life. Because of this, by faith I have everlasting life! Thank you! I repent of my sins and of my past, freely admitting that I have fallen short of Your glory. I look fully forward to you in my life and commit my life to You. Thank You YHWH, my Heavenly Father for setting me free in the name of your Son Yahshua [Jesus]. Amen.
genuine-articleYou will never enjoy true freedom through the Messiah and power of the Holy Spirit unless you read and absorb the Bible in prayer and trust. You will never know this freedom until you experience it for yourself. Get to know your Heavenly Father, His Son and allow the Holy Spirit to work in your life. The Holy Spirit is your teacher, your Holy Counselor that lives in you to help you learn about the truth of YHWH and His spiritual gifts.
Satan does not want you to have the excellence of YHWH in your life. People pray for protection and want to be taken care of, but often do little in growing close to Him. The world, your husband, your wife, your family, your government do not build your trust in YHWH or free you from spiritual bondage. Your church or your pastor cannot save you. Education, power and money will not free you, but only the Word of your Heavenly Father. Salvation is a daily walk, an act of love for yourself and for those around you, not a one-time event that centers only on you. Make the Word of YHWH your own, your very life!
YHWH is Yahweh, the covenant name of your Heavenly Father.
The names Yahshua and Yahushua are original language names for Jesus,
He is often referred simply as the Messiah or Master.
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