Spencer Colliver is part of the Association of Christian Fellowships in Brisbane. He writes and teaches extensively about small group communities.
For over 27 years I have been working with survivors of severe childhood trauma and sadistic abuse. It is imperative that the principle of "forgiveness" for both the victim and perpetrator be understood and appropriated because this is essential for God's healing and restoration. This is a process and not a single event for those with a dissociative history and the length of time for healing varies according to each individuals spiritual growth and maturity in conjunction with the resolution of D.I.D. or trauma issues. This progress can be measured by each person coming out of their isolation and self absorption that is a part of the 'fall out' of a history of childhood abuse into the 'koinonia' (fellowship/communion) of assembly life in relationships with other believers.
In my 28 years of working with SRA survivors the issue of forgiving ones self, others and especially God is a deep core issue that needs to be deeply excavated and resolved. Most SRA survivors have a profound need to forgive God even though this represents a theological conundrum with man but not with God.
and how to possess the LAND GOD has given each and every one of us, to reach our FULL potential in and for Him, not just for ourselves now, but for our future generations … to leave behind a generational-blessing legacy.
RENUNCIATIONS OF THE PAGAN The renunciations and prayers deal with ancient civilizations’ foundational idolatry and allegiance to other "gods which are not gods", as detailed in the Old Testament. The Scriptures have been used to compile these specific items and practices for purposes of confession and renunciations. Another source used for this purpose is an academic paper by Gloria J. Wiese, entitled "A Study of the True Cosmic Mountain of
Yahweh, with Emphasis on The Prophecies of Ezekiel."