How can a person heal from the inner wounds of life? When it comes to our physical wounds like cuts or wounds on our body we have been taught that we need band aids or things such as this that wrap up our wounds! Depending on the seriousness of each wound depends on how serious we will wrap it or treat it! In order for our cuts to truly heal they actually need air or oxygen in other words. The truth is that our creator made us to where we can actually heal from airing out our wounds so that our physical bodies can heal from the contact with air! Of course we have to stop the initial flow of blood so that it can begin the healing process and when some physical things happen such as gun shots or car wrecks the damage is just too deep and people die of course! These things are all too evident and we can see the damage each situation causes but what about the spiritual damages we can clearly see in this world? Most people these days have just been taught too suppress there hurt and pain. They will just push it down inside and put a spiritual wrap or band aid on things but never truly take the bandage off. They will go from one broken hearted relationship never truly airing it out so that it can heal right and in turn they take those wounds into the next relationship. It then just festers inside and at moments the signs of these wounds will erupt in the future relationships causing the same effects from the original wounds all the while people will have no clue that the wounds were never healed.
1 O Lord, rebuke me not in Your wrath,
And chasten me not in Your burning anger.
2 For Your arrows have sunk deep into me,
And Your hand has pressed down on me.
3 There is no soundness in my flesh because of Your indignation;
There is no health in my bones because of my sin.
4 For my iniquities are gone over my head;
As a heavy burden they weigh too much for me.
5 My wounds grow foul and fester
Because of my folly.
6 I am bent over and greatly bowed down;
I go mourning all day long.
7 For my loins are filled with burning,
And there is no soundness in my flesh.
8 I am benumbed and badly crushed;
I groan because of the agitation of my heart.
King David was an awesome example of how we can be full of strength as a young person and how as we get older the world around us lures us into the lies of evil. Even through all the mistakes David made, he knew that true healing came from God the Father! David would air out his pain, shame, guilt, and even his joy before the LORD God. David would learn to become transparent with the Father of all creation as David would let all his feelings be known to God! This is important for all mankind to understand when we are attempting to heal inside. See the evil in this world has tried to explain away the living God or has created all the false religions so that people are never really connecting to the real source of healing! When Jesus was born into this world He faced the lies of evil head on. Jesus taught the world through His words and actions how we can lay our hearts before the Father. He taught us it was about the hearts of mankind not the empty actions and traditions of mankind like everyone had been taught to that point! It doesn’t matter who you are or where you are from! It doesn’t matter what you have been taught or what you have picked up along the way, there is one answer to all your spiritual wounds! See the one who can set us free sits at the right hand of the living God! He sits in truth and looks down with the heart of a loving Savior waiting patiently for anyone who is willing to want the truth in them!
Self-denial on Behalf of Others
1 Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those without strength and not just please ourselves.
2 Each of us is to please his neighbor for his good, to his edification.
3 For even Christ did not please Himself; but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached You fell on Me.”
4 For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
5 Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus,
6 so that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
7 Therefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God.
8 For I say that Christ has become a servant to the circumcision on behalf of the truth of God to confirm the promises given to the fathers,
9 and for the Gentiles to glorify God for His mercy; as it is written,
“Therefore I will give praise to You among the Gentiles,
And I will sing to Your name.”
10 Again he says,
“Rejoice, O Gentiles, with His people.”
11 And again,
“Praise the Lord all you Gentiles,
And let all the peoples praise Him.”
12 Again Isaiah says,
“There shall come the root of Jesse,
And He who arises to rule over the Gentiles,
In Him shall the Gentiles hope.”
13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
14 And concerning you, my brethren, I myself also am convinced that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able also to admonish one another.
15 But I have written very boldly to you on some points so as to remind you again, because of the grace that was given me from God,
16 to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, ministering as a priest the gospel of God, so that my offering of the Gentiles may become acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
17 Therefore in Christ Jesus I have found reason for boasting in things pertaining to God.
18 For I will not presume to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me, resulting in the obedience of the Gentiles by word and deed,
19 in the power of signs and wonders, in the power of the Spirit; so that from Jerusalem and round about as far as Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.
20 And thus I aspired to preach the gospel, not where Christ was already named, so that I would not build on another man’s foundation;
21 but as it is written,
“They who had no news of Him shall see,
And they who have not heard shall understand.”
The healing power comes from God the Father only through Jesus the Christ (anointed one)! So many people will put their trust in the teachings of mankind and still wonder this earth spiritually wounded never airing out there wounds to the one who took all of our pain upon Himself! Being comfortable in life is not what most people think it is. We look for security in lies such as money, and material things that we can acquire all the while never tapping into the true power of the security of God through Christ Jesus! The world offers lies full of anxiety and pride in ourselves. Anyone can destroy these lies by believing in the name of Jesus and the fact that Jesus was resurrected from the dead! The lies of Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and even false Christianity all will leave you stuck with spiritual wounds inside because all these things are lies of satan. The real Jesus loves us all with a love so deep that only comes from the living God who was the Father of Jesus! The gospel means “good news” and that was what Jesus taught the world in which it still echoes true through all the lies of mankind! Jesus is the only one you need and when you choose to surrender your pain, shame, guilt and spiritual wounds to Him, then He will help you air them out in a way that heals you from the inside out! You have to start with allowing your lies and truths to be given to Him as you believe in the truth of Jesus!
1 Brethren, my heart’s desire and my prayer to God for them is for their salvation.
2 For I testify about them that they have a zeal for God, but not in accordance with knowledge.
3 For not knowing about God’s righteousness and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.
4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.
5 For Moses writes that the man who practices the righteousness which is based on law shall live by that righteousness.
6 But the righteousness based on faith speaks as follows: “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’ (that is, to bring Christ down),
7 or ‘Who will descend into the abyss?’ (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).”
8 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching,
9 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;
You have to believe Jesus is the Son of God that was born unto the world to save us from the eternal separation from Yahweh (God). So many people teach the bible to people putting Jesus in the place of the Father and it just causes inner confusion in people! If you read all the words of Jesus, and then all the words of His Apostles then you will understand that they all clearly state the difference between God and His Son or Christ who is Jesus! Why does this matter you wonder? Look at the above verse 9 again! God raised Jesus from the dead not Jesus raised Himself!
1 Peter chapter 4
Keep Fervent in Your Love
1 Therefore, since Christ has suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same purpose, because he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,
2 so as to live the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.
3 For the time already past is sufficient for you to have carried out the desire of the Gentiles, having pursued a course of sensuality, lusts, drunkenness, carousing, drinking parties and abominable idolatries.
4 In all this, they are surprised that you do not run with them into the same excesses of dissipation, and they malign you;
5 but they will give account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.
6 For the gospel has for this purpose been preached even to those who are dead, that though they are judged in the flesh as men, they may live in the spirit according to the will of God.
7 The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer.
8 Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.
9 Be hospitable to one another without complaint.
10 As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
11 Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Share the Sufferings of Christ
12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you;
13 but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the revelation of His glory you may rejoice with exultation.
14 If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.
15 Make sure that none of you suffers as a murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or a troublesome meddler;
16 but if anyone suffers as a Christian, he is not to be ashamed, but is to glorify God in this name.
17 For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?
18 And if it is with difficulty that the righteous is saved, what will become of the godless man and the sinner?
19 Therefore, those also who suffer according to the will of God shall entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right.
If we are taught wrong we will live wrong and still be as confused as the next person! This all matters because we are to Glorify the Father who is in heaven at all times! It is Jesus who taught us how to do this correctly and it was Jesus who gave Himself as the only sacrifice that was ever worthy of redeeming mankind! This is why Jesus sits at the right hand of God the creator! Look at what Jesus tells us!
54 Jesus answered, “If I glorify Myself, My glory is nothing; it is My Father who glorifies Me, of whom you say, ‘He is our God’;
4 But when Jesus heard this, He said, “This sickness is not to end in death, but for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified by it.”
31 Therefore when he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in Him;
32 if God is glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in Himself, and will glorify Him immediately.
Jesus always glorified the Father through His work and in turn the day came that God would glorify Jesus! Why? Because there was no one that had ever lived worthy of being a Holy High Priest but through Christ being born from the word of God, we now have the only priest we need! He teaches us how to glorify God the correct way! All priest prior or after will miss the mark never being even remotely close to teaching us the correct ways of God!
20 The shepherds went back, glorifying and praising God for all that they had heard and seen, just as had been told them.
25 Immediately he got up before them, and picked up what he had been lying on, and went home glorifying God.
26 They were all struck with astonishment and began glorifying God; and they were filled with fear, saying, “We have seen remarkable things today.”
16 Fear gripped them all, and they began glorifying God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and, “God has visited His people!”
13 And He laid His hands on her; and immediately she was made erect again and began glorifying God.
15 Now one of them, when he saw that he had been healed, turned back, glorifying God with a loud voice,
43 Immediately he regained his sight and began following Him, glorifying God; and when all the people saw it, they gave praise to God.
Luke recorded many times of people who were healed or touched by Jesus and when they had been they ran off praising God the creator not Jesus! Jesus can heal any of you because it is the will of the living God that we can be reconnected through His Christ but it can also stop the process of true healing when we are taught wrong on who it is we are truly glorifying! Many are blinded to these things but choose never to allow the Holy Spirit to have the last say! Just know that the point of the priest was to connect us to the Holy God, and all other men failed before Jesus and after Jesus! Jesus on the other hand is the only one who can connect you to the living God!
20 Now a mediator is not for one party only; whereas God is only one.
1 Timothy 2:5
5 For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
To heal our spiritual wounds there is a process just like there is a process in the physical. If we deny the proper process then we will not heal fully or correctly here on earth! That is why we are told who is in charge of who!
1 Corinthians 11:3
3 But I want you to understand that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of a woman, and God is the head of Christ.
So many people never even pick up the bible let alone take time to let the words sink into them! People just want entertained and their ears tickled so that they feel better about themselves! All the while they act as if they are healed and go about life never even trying to tell others of Jesus! If you want a true breakthrough then attempt to love Jesus the way He loves you and in this He will teach you how to love God the way we were intended to love all along! This will give you a peace that only the High priest can teach you to obtain because of the rightful position He obtained through His Faith in the Father of all creation!
11 Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest, so that no one will fall, through following the same example of disobedience.
12 For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.
14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.
15 For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.
16 Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
John Bunyan wrote these words long ago- “I’d rather enter prayer with my heart and no words than enter prayer with many words and no heart”
May Yahweh Bless you and His Christ guide your steps in these days ahead!