Abuse – Recover from All Seven Forms

Abuse Recover From All Seven Forms

Abuse is the improper use of power by one person to the detriment of another.

It can occur: in homes as child abuse or domestic violence; in workplaces as sexual or racial harassment; in church organizations as manipulative power control and in governments as arrogant disregard for the needs of disadvantaged persons in the community.

There are many forms of abuse:

Seven Recognized Forms Of Abuse

1.      Physical Violence

Striking, punching, pushing, shoving, pinching, biting, throwing objects, smashing precious collections and personal property.

2.      Sexual Violence

Forced or tricked hurting, forced and unwanted forms of sex; forced rape, oral sex, sodomy, pornography and masturbation.

3.      Verbal Violence

Shouting, rage, put downs, comparisons with previous spouse, target low-self esteem, insecurity, profanity and sarcasm.

4.      Social Violence

Isolation from friends, confining to house, smothering, constant telephoning to check up on another and jealousy.

5.      Economic Violence

Keeping a spouse poor so spouse has to ask for essentials; keeping total control of finances; unhealthy relationships.

6.      Spiritual Abuse

Selective use of scriptures, e.g. “Wives be submissive to your husbands” without regard to it’s context, namely, “Submit yourselves to one another” and “husbands love your wives…” or “church abuse” where leadership have complete control over members based on fear and manipulation; extreme control.

7.      Mental Abuse

Emotional abuse and neglect: severe anxiety, depression and withdrawal; harmful influences of pornography; starvation; criminal behavior, substance abuse; trauma or unstable home life.

These different forms of abuse frequently occur together and they are often hidden within the family structure of both Christians and non-Christians households.

Prayers & Confessions to Break The Power of Abuse

Father, in the name of Jesus, I receive and confess that Jesus is my Lord and Savior, and ask that Your will be done in my life. Or you may pray this for others (insert the names as you pray).

Thank You that you have rescued me from the dominion of darkness and have brought me into the Kingdom of Your dear Son, Jesus. Once, I was in darkness, but now I am in light, in You. I walk as a child of light.

The abuse is exposed for what it is and reproved by the light of the Word: it is made visible and very clear; and where everything is visible and clear there is light.

I desire to be a doer of the Word and not just a hearer only. A history of abuse has been in my family for generations. It is a curse that has caused me to act hostile and abusive to others. I promised myself that I would not be like my ancestors, but I have not been able to break the cycle of abuse. Today, I come seeking Your help.

I confess my sin of abuse. I confess my sin of allowing others to abuse others and me. I now ask Your forgiveness. You are faithful and just to forgive my sin and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. I am so tired of this cycle of abuse, which has me re-living the past over and over, fueling the generational curse of anger and abuse.

Jesus was made a curse for me; therefore, Lord, I put on Your whole armor that I may be able to successfully stand against the tricks and set ups of the devil. I reject every generational curse of abuse off my bloodline and me. I speak and say that every evil power of abuse is now broken, overthrown and cast down, in the name of Jesus.

I now submit myself to You and resist the devil. The need to hurt and control others no longer lives inside my family or me. I declare and say I am free! We are free! In the name of Jesus, amen.

Heal From Abuse

Change from victim to victor and overcomer

Lord thank You for guiding me through the steps to wholeness: spirit, soul and body. You have begun a good work in me, and You will perform it until the day of Christ Jesus.

Since I am now free, it is my desire to forget those things that are behind and press toward a new future ahead. My past will no longer control my mind; my thoughts; my behavior; or my actions.  I choose to walk by the Spirit and not the flesh.

I forgive my abusers and release them into Your mercy and love.  I refuse to take back the hurt and pain of the abuse. I focus fully on You, Lord, and receive my total healing of spirit, soul and body.  I am a new creature; guilt, condemnation and shame are not part of my new life in Christ Jesus. Thank You; Lord, for the freedom to choose the blessing and not the curse, in the name of Jesus.

SCRIPTURES TO STRENGTHEN YOU [read aloud if possible]

ABUSE

Isaiah 40:29-31: I now have strength from God

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 54:14, 15, and 17: I am now established in righteousness

In righteousness you will be established: Tyranny will be far from you; you will have nothing to fear. Terror will be far removed; it will not come near you. If anyone does attack you, it will not be my doing; whoever attacks you will surrender to you. No weapon formed against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me, declares the Lord.

Psalm 18:48: I am saved from my enemies

Who saves me from my enemies? You exalted me above my foes; from violent men you rescued me.

Matthew 18:18-19: I have been given power to bind and loose

I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, my Father in heaven will do it for you.

ADDICTIONS

I John 1:9: My sins are confessed, forgiven and I am cleansed

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5: My weapons are not of the world

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

Romans 13:14: I put on the lord Jesus Christ

Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature.

Isaiah 41:13: God will help me, I am not afraid

For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, do not fear; I will help you.

ADDICTIONS –A LOVED ONE

Psalm 37:4: God gives me the desires of my heart

Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Psalm 34:15: The Lord sees and hears me

The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry.

I John 5:14-15: This is the confidence I have towards my God

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

And if we know that he hears us– whatever we ask–we know that we have what we asked of him.

Philippians 4:6-7: I have the peace of God now

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Matt 18:18-20: I have Power of Attorney to use the name of Jesus

“I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, my Father in heaven will do it for you. For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.”

BACKSLIDDEN

2 Peter 3:9: The Lord does not want me to perish

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

Hebrews 8:12: The Lord forgives my sins and forgets them; I do the same for others

For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.”

Psalm 86:5: The Lord is abounding in love; I am abounding in love also

You are forgiving and good, O Lord, abounding in love to all who call to you.

Mark 11:24: The Lord answerers my prayers

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

John 7:38: I have streams of living water flowing from within me; not abuse

Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.

Luke 11:13: God wants me to ask to be filled with the Holy Spirit

If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!

Romans 12:1: My body is now holy; it belongs to God for His use

Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God–this is your spiritual act of worship.

Acts 5:32: The Holy Spirit is my witness

We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.

Acts 2:4: God has given me a new prayer language: speaking in tongues

All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

1 Corinthians 14:2: I now utter mysteries with my spirit to God

For anyone who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God. Indeed, no one understands him; he utters mysteries with his spirit.

1 Corinthians 14:4: I am charged up by speaking in tongues; no more low self esteem

He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church.

DEATH OF A LOVED ONE

Psalm 34:18: The Lord is close and near

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Psalm 147:3: The Lord heals my broken heart

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Isaiah 55:8-9: The Lord’s thoughts towards me are higher

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Isaiah 61:3: The Lord provides me with a garment of praise

And provide for those who grieve in Zion–to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.

DEMONIC ACTIVITY

Luke 10:19: I have been given authority to overcome

I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.

I John 4:4: I have the greater One living inside me

You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

John 8:36: I am set free by Jesus

So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

James 4:7: I submit myself to God first, and the devil flees from me

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

DEPRESSION

Ephesians 6:11: I am clothed with the full armor of God for purpose

Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

Philippians 4:6-7: I present my prayers with thanksgiving

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Psalm 138:3

When I called, you answered me; you made me bold and stouthearted.

Romans 8:35

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?

FAMILY PROBLEMS

Psalm 127:1

Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.

Isaiah 32:17-18

The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever. My people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest.

Proverbs 29:25

Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.

Psalm 34:7

The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.

FEAR

Psalm 34:4

I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.

2 Timothy 1:7

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

Isaiah 26:3

You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.

FOR NEW CHRISTIANS

Romans 3:23

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

John 3:16

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

I John 1:9

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

Romans 10:13

For, Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

Romans 10:9-10

That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

Luke 15:10

In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.

GENERATIONAL CURSES

Romans 8:1

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,

II Thessalonians 3:3

But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.

Psalm 91:9-10

If you make the Most High your dwelling–even the Lord, who is my refuge–then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent.

Psalm 9:9

The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

Galatians 3:13

Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.”

HEALING FOR A LOVED ONE

Jeremiah 32:17

Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.

Isaiah 53:5

But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.

I John 3:8

He who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.

Matthew 18:18-20

“I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.”

HEALING FOR YOURSELF

Psalm 91:14-16

“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me, and I will answer him;

I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation.”

3 John 1:2

Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.

1 Peter 2:24

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.

Psalm 118:17

I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the Lord has done.

Matthew 18:18-19

I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven.

JOB PROBLEMS

Psalm 55:22

Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.

James 3:16

For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.

John 16:33

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

Isaiah 41:10-13

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. All who rage against you will surely be ashamed and disgraced; those who oppose you will be as nothing and perish. Though you search for your enemies, you will not find them.

Those who wage war against you will be as nothing at all. For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.

MARITAL PROBLEMS

Psalm 127:1

Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.

Luke 1:37

For nothing is impossible with God.

Psalm 46:1

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

Isaiah 32:17-18

The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever. My people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest.

Proverbs 2:10-11

For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.

SALVATION OF A LOVED ONE

2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

Acts 16:31

They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved–you and your household.”

Psalm 37:4-5

Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

SEEKING EMPLOYMENT

Psalm 5:12

For surely, O Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.

James 1:5-6

If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.

Philippians 4:19

And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

Psalm 37:23

If the Lord delights in a man’s way, he makes his steps firm;

SALVATION FOR A SPOUSE

2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

Acts 16:31

They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved–you and your household.”

1 Peter 3:1-2

Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives.

1 Peter 3:7

Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.

Psalm 37:4-5

Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this:

WITCHCRAFT / SATANIC CURSE

Luke 10:18-19

He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.”

James 4:7

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Matthew 18:19

Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven.

Mark 3:27

In fact, no one can enter a strong man’s house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man. Then he can rob his house.

WISDOM AND GUIDANCE

Psalm 37:23

If the Lord delights in a man’s way, he makes his steps firm.

Proverbs 16:3

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.

1 Corinthians 1:30

It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God–that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.

Psalm 25:9

He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his ways.

 

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