Ezekiel Ministry

Sharing the Light and Love of God to a Dark World

A Ministry of Hope and Healing

Healing the Wounded Spirit

Healing the Wounded Spirit

 

We will never really turn to God in loving openness as long as we are handling things well enough by our selves.


Sin Turns us away from God

Sin is what turns us away from love, away from love love for ourselves, love for one another and love for God. We repress our desire for love because love makes us vulnerable to being hurt. The word passion, which is used to express strong loving desire, comes from the Latin root passus which means suffered. All of us know that, along with bringing joy love makes us suffer. Often we repress our desire for love to  minimize this suffering. 

We do the same with our deepest longing for God. God does not always come to us in a pleasent ways we might expect, and so we repress our desire for God. 

When we repress a desire, we try to keep it out of our awareness. We try to keep our focus on other things - safe things. Psychology calls this displacement. But something that has been repressed does not really go away; it remains with us, skirting th edges of our consciousness. We may repress our longing for God, but, like the hound of heaven that it is, it hunts us. It  is there for us to deal with whenever we are ready. Repression turn us away from our desire. 

Addiction is the force that turn us away from love.

 


Healing Oil

“You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings.” Psalm 23:5 NLT

“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.” Psalm 23:5 NKJV

The reason the shepherd used oil on the sheep was for the healing of their many wounds. The wounds of the sheep happened in the pastures. It happened on the trails they traveled to the new pastures. They were wounded just by living. This is so true with us; we are wounded just by living in this world. Just by doing life. Just as with sheep, some of us have more wounds than others. Jesus wants to heal our wounds. He wants to heal our broken hearts. To heal our relationships. He wants to apply the oil to our wounds so that we can have the healing that brings peace. The peace that comes from walking with God. Do you doubt the healing power of Jesus? Even John the Baptist had his doubts. “John’s two disciples found Jesus and said to him, “John the Baptist sent us to ask, ‘Are you the Messiah we’ve been expecting, or should we keep looking for someone else?” (Luke 7:20) Jesus demonstrated His power to heal while here on earth. “Then he told John’s disciples, “Go back to John and tell him what you have seen and heard—the blind see, the lame walk, those with leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised to life, and the Good News is being preached to the poor.”  And he added, “God blesses those who do not fall away because of me.” (Luke 7:22-23) He is still in the business of healing. Why don’t you allow Jesus to pour His healing oil on you?


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home - Devotions - Books - Healing the Wound Spirit - Contact