Spencer Colliver is part of the Association of Christian Fellowships in Brisbane. He writes and teaches extensively about small group communities.
For over the 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 over 30 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.
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."
I have highly recommended this book The Complete Green Letters to SRA
survivors and their counselors for several years. It is amazing to see the fruit
coming as both survivors and those who minister to them grow and come to
freedom in Christ! The slow and challenging transition of every SRA/DID
survivor from their trauma-based dissociated phenomenology and
programming must incorporate a sound biblical foundation based upon the
New Testament revelation of our new creation identity in Christ. It was through the ministry of Miles Stanford that I was first introduced to many of the “deeper life” servants of the Lord who understood and taught the Identification Truths from the Word of God. Over the past 40 plus years the Lord has wonderfully and graciously used the testimonies and teachings of these mature saints to lead us as an assembly in the path of maturity, fruitfulness and freedom in Christ!
Who is Leviathan?? Is there a correlation between it and the serpent in the garden? What are the 'rows of shields' that Leviathan has? Satan uses hidden pride in people as his shield. This is his greatest weapon against God.
Doug teaches - and Dan testifies as to how Satan
uses this strategy in the body and bride of Christ.