Do you have guilt, destructive thoughts, thoughts of not being valued, etc.? If yes, you need healing for past or present goodness problems. In fact, the negative issues listed below create offenses in your heart, which impairs your ability to be good and show love to others. To learn more about goodness read: Part 1: How to Achieve Genuine Goodness? and Part 2: How to Overcome Evil with Good.
Ask God to remove pride and deceptive spirits that would keep you from humbling yourself and hearing from Him. Also, repent of your sins so your prayers are not blocked. All your prayers are to include “In Jesus’ name” because John 14:14 says, “If you ask anything in my name, I will do it.”
For each negative behavior described below, ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the following things: (Write in your journal what He shows you. Be patient, you may have to wait until a picture or word comes to your mind.)
- Related painful memory
- past or present
- your sin or another person’s unloving behavior
- Unhealthy beliefs.
- Word curses or vows.
- Your sinful reactions to the painful event that upset someone.
- Family history.
- Related painful memory
Recall the earliest or strongest memory of a time when you felt the same emotion(s) for each of the negative behaviors in the fruit focuses. It may be a memory of a general time-period (i.e. birth, toddler, elementary, teens, etc.) or situation (i.e. death, sickness, divorce, etc.) in your life instead of one specific incident or actual event. Identify what is important about the time-period or ongoing situation. List all the beliefs and any new feelings associated with that memory.
If you are angry at God for what happened, confess it and ask Him to take your angry emotions and resentment from you. I was mad at God and He still loved me, and He still loves you.
Shame about things done or not done
Guilt: a feeling of responsibility or remorse for some offense, crime, wrong, etc., whether real or imagined.
Fear of punishment: penalty imposed on an offender
Destructiveness: tearing down; criticism
Feeling inadequate: not sufficient; not equal to what is required
Devalue: to make someone not feel they have value or worth
Selfishness: devoted to or caring only for oneself; concerned primarily with one’s own interests, benefits, welfare, etc., regardless of others
Loose UNHEALTHY BELIEFS AND LIES and bind in opposite
I am bad. (Bind/put on: I have the goodness of Christ in me.)
I am unforgivable. (Bind/put on: Christ forgives me and I can forgive myself.)
Pray the example prescribed prayer below for each issue the Holy Spirit reveals. As you pray, breathe deeply to release emotional stress and remain focused on the Holy Spirit’s flow. This prayer is not a formula but a guide. Fill in the blanks with the specific facts the Holy Spirit shows you. Writing out this prayer model helps you focus on the Holy Spirit flow, which will reveal other false/unhealthy beliefs or memories for the issue being healed.
If the issue you are dealing with is an offense from another person’s sin or weakness then pray from your heart:
Dear Lord, I forgive _(person’s name)_ for _(offense)_. Loose/put off the resentment and the power it has over me, in Jesus’ name. Forgive me. Lord, for _(sinful response to issue)_ and remove my guilt, in Jesus’ name.
Lord, thank You for helping me by Your grace and power to overcome the negative heart issue of ___. By the authority of Jesus Christ, loose and remove all oppressive spirits and negative emotions attached to the memory of ____, in Jesus’ name. By Your power and authority, I loose every related wrong thinking and unhealthy belief(s) of ____, in Jesus’ name. I put on/bind to my mind, heart, and soul the following truths:____.
Lord, I am thankful for how You _(protected, rescued, helped, provided for, guided, or comforted)_ me in this painful time in my life. Replace this painful memory with the vision of You loving me. (Take a moment and see God shielding you and holding you in your memory.)
Lord, loose and remove DNA markers for generational sins, curses, or dysfunctions related to the issue of ___. Break exposed soul ties, word curses, and vows of ___. And, destroy all evil spirit attachments to _(negative issue)_. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
After you have prayed the prayer model, think about the issue again, and rate your discomfort from 0 to 10. If there isn’t an improvement, then ask the Holy Spirit to show you other facets of the issue that also needs healing. Wait for a word, thought, feeling, or vision. List all the beliefs and any additional feelings associated with that memory.
GOODNESS IS… Pray and bind/put on all the following attributes and truths to your mind and heart:
Meek: patient and mild; not inclined to anger or resentment
Doing what is right: correct; fitting; appropriate
Being helpful: of service; assist; aid –valuing others
Self-sacrificing: sacrifice of one’s interests, usually for the supposed advantage of others; self-denial
Morally Excellent: conforming to the rules of right conduct (opposed to immoral). Virtuous in sexual matters; chaste
When I do what is good, I will receive glory, honor, and peace. Rom. 2:10; 13:3b
Because of God’s goodness to and in me, I can be good to those who mistreat or hate me. Luke 6:27; Matt. 5:44; Ps. 25:4-7; 31:19
I can look out for other people’s interests above my own (Phil. 2:14) and please others for their good. Rom. 15:2
I am ready for every good deed, to malign no one, be peaceable, gentle, and showing every consideration (true humility) for everyone. Titus 3:1,2
I can give a blessing instead of returning evil for evil and seek to do good to all people. 1 Pet. 3:9; 1 Thes. 5:15
After I received Jesus as my Savior (saved from sin and God’s wrath); He began a good work in me, and He will complete it (Phil. 1:6). I am His workmanship created for good works. Eph. 2:10; Phil. 2:12b,13
I know I have goodness when my mouth speaks what is good (Matt. 12:34b,35), which is the fruit of the Spirit and Light in me (Gal. 5:22) along with righteousness and truth (Eph. 5:7-10). I am known by my fruit (Matt. 7:20) and engage in good deeds to meet pressing needs. Titus 3:14
I will not lose heart in doing good, knowing I will be rewarded. When I have the opportunity, I will be good to all people, especially to those belonging to the family of God. Gal. 6:9,10; Eh. 6:7,8
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