Why Abuse Ministry Must Not Be Rushed
People who have been trafficked and satanically ritually abused have suffered multiple rapes and tortures horrific beyond anything we can imagine. They need a lot of Christian love and time to heal. This is one reason why Christian laypersons need to get involved. One hour a week with a professional therapist just isn’t going to be enough. There are claims that satanic ritual abuse can be healed in a week or a few months, but as you will see in this article, that can’t possibly be the case.
First of all, abuse often starts in the mother’s womb by use of needles injected into the fetus or electric shocks administered. If abuse began in the womb, then further abuse will occur at birth, all through infancy, childhood and even into adulthood. Most often the perpetrators are persons who have easy and regular access to the child such as parents or other relatives, live-in partners, daycare providers, nursery school or kindergarten workers, etc., and even NWO operatives. Therefore, incidents of abuse are seldom few in number. Most likely the abuse will happen several times a week or even daily over a period of years. It is easy for a counselor or spiritual helper to deal with a few memories, see the person improving and come to the conclusion the person is totally healed. Some have actually claimed that SRA can be healed in a few weeks or just a few hours! Those making these claims may mean well and sincerely desire to help others, but they are deceived. The ministers who are bringing the presence of Jesus to abused persons and seeing definite victories may believe that because Jesus has been present and dealt with some things the healing is complete. However, I have learned over twenty-five years of experience that the abuse is always more extensive than I first surmised.
Another important reason ministry should not be rushed is that the emotional pain of the abuse experiences is still locked deep inside and needs to be released. The pain of satanic abuse is horrendous. This pain needs to be released a little at a time, memory by memory, in order for the person to be thoroughly healed. Some memories are so very painful (such as being forced to view the sacrifice of their own baby) that weeks of grieving must occur before the next memory is dealt with. People cannot be rushed through memories with this depth of pain. Neither can the unremembered incidents be considered healed just because a person prayed a certain prayer and experienced the Lord’s presence. When memories are not dealt with, a person feels some of the unpleasant emotions of his/her experience but doesn’t know why, and this causes depression and hopelessness.
The third reason why SRA takes a long time to heal involves the abuse identity. During the years of childhood abuse, the person is attempting to form an authentic identity but the identity formed is all based on lies. These lies need to be identified, renounced and replaced with truth. This is a long process because we have to slowly dismantle the false identity and build a true identity in Jesus Christ. This can only take place in the context of Christian love and fellowship.
These three aspects of trafficking and SRA—its extensiveness, the depth of pain, and the abuse identity—make it clear that the effects of SRA take a long time to heal completely. There is nothing wrong with taking time for something so important to be done thoroughly. There is grave danger for those who have had small victories to believe they are healed and then experience the darkness coming over them again in a few months or a year. This can bring a sense of hopelessness greater than before and potentially have devastating effects on the abused persons.