NEXT STEPS

Healing and being restored to wholeness is a process. Today you have probably had an emotional and spiritual experience that has left you feeling better, lighter and less burdened than when you arrived. Prayer is a very powerful thing!  Thank you for trusting us to facilitate your meeting with the Holy Spirit.

The Word of God says “For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them.” (Matthew 18:20) This is the reason you may have experienced God’s overwhelming presence in such a strong and tangible way; He shows up to heal, to comfort, to give hope.

For 26 years as a stylist, I have heard thousands of heart breaking stories.  As I shared in my guests’ grief, pain and sorrow, all I could offer was a listening ear or shoulder to cry on, until about 6 years ago. I could sense a prompting to ask my guest if I could pray with them and as we would pray we would experience together a strong presence of the Holy Spirit; many would cry or weep and hear from God in that very moment . They would leave feeling hopeful in the midst of their situations, feeling loved and cared for, knowing that God had not forgotten them. One of the many purposes of prayer is to bring a renewed sense of who our Heavenly Father truly is.  As we lift our hearts in prayer to him, Heaven is activated on our behalf! He hears our cries and cares very deeply. I have borne witness over the last 6 years to many miraculous healings, lives restored, hope renewed, hurting souls reaching out for a renewed relationship with Christ and that is where everything starts to change.

Our Encounter Room on Thursdays is just another act of obedience to God, he knows that there are many that step through our doors that are deeply hurting and need a renewed sense of purpose and healing.  We know that prayer changes things and we also know that the healing process is exactly that – a process with many steps. Jesus Christ is the great counselor and only He can do for each of us what is not humanly possible.

This booklet is a compilation of practical and effective ways to pursue your personal healing journey. It is based on our own personal healing experiences, the steps we take on a daily basis to walk out our freedom and it has been designed to inspire, motivate and empower you take another step, and then another and another until you are walking in the fullness, authority, purpose and destiny that has always been designed just for you!

“Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.”   3 John 1:1-2

Getting Started By Raising Your Sword!

Everyday I try to take the “mind, mouth, knees” approach to my victory! Let me explain:

Everything starts with our thoughts (mind). When I pray first thing in the morning it is critical to aligning my mind and spirit with the right thoughts for the day. I use a daily prayer covering and then add to it whatever I feel led to add. We have included an example of a daily prayer covering in this booklet just to help you get started. Praying in the power of the Holy Spirit is always the best way to pray the perfect will of God over your life. Aligning our minds in prayer helps us to capture our thoughts throughout the day. As thoughts come into my mind that I know is not good, not Godly, not positive, I cast them down immediately, I refuse to entertain them. I cover them with a positive thought or affirmation from the Word of God. Have you ever had one thought that quickly spiraled you down into a pit of despair, negativity and defeat? I know I have. It can happen very quickly that’s why the word of God says to capture it immediately and cast it down! (2 Corinthians 10:5)

I also always have a “war box” of verses in my phone that I can read at any time to help re-align my thinking! I also speak these over others that need encouragement. Here are a few of mine, please feel free to use them and add to them whatever you feel led!

Psalm 91, Psalm 63:1-8, Deuteronomy 7:7-8, Colossians 3:1-4, 3 John 1:2-4, Psalm 40, Ephesians 1:4-5, 1 John 3:1, 1 John 1:9, Romans 5:10, Ephesians 1:13, Romans 8:28-30, Colossians 2:10, Romans 8:29

Taming the Tongue

“The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”

Proverbs 18:21

What if we all really believed this and only spoke blessing over everyone and over every situation in our lives? When we tame the tongue all of heaven comes to help us be victorious!  I believe that every time we unleash harsh words, negative thoughts or gossip we give the enemies camp permission and rights to do “ just what” we have spoken. When we unleash scripture, positive declarations, the blood of Jesus over ourself and situations we activate the army of God on our behalf and those we love….and even over our enemies! We bless them as we forgive them and as we do this we receive our freedom from the situation and release it to the throne of God for reconciliation in His perfect ways and timing. THIS IS HUGE friends!! If you want to win- you have to control your tongue by only speaking life!!! ALL THE TIME!!

Getting Started With Prayer

We recommend reading these prayers out loud!

Salvation Prayer

The most important prayer is the prayer of Salvation. When you have accepted Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, his Holy Spirit brings your spirit to life and you then and only then have the authority to pray the other prayers you see on this page. Without salvation you are powerless in the spiritual realm. I encourage you today to pray this prayer and mean it from your heart if you never have.

Heavenly Father,

Thank you for sending your Son to die for my salvation. I accept you today as my Lord and Savior and ask you Lord to forgive my sins. I pray the power of the Holy Spirit will guide me into all truth and comfort and strengthen me. By the power of the Holy Spirit and the precious blood of Jesus I pray and believe these things. Amen

Cleansing Prayer

Praying to cleanse your home or any area you are spending time in will bring great peace to you and your home. Pray this prayer with authority and use oil to anoint the  doors and windows as often as you feel necessary.

Dear Heavenly Father,

I (we) acknowledge that you are my Lord of Heaven and Earth and that you have given us all things to richly enjoy. I thank you for this place to (live,work,stay) I (we) claim this home for me and my family as a place of spiritual safety and protection from all of the attacks of the enemy. Jesus Christ gave me the authority to use his name and take authority over all demonic spirits and influences and cast them out. In the name of Jesus I command every evil spirit, claiming ground in the earth, structures, furnishings or roaming within this place based on the activities of previous occupants or any members of my family, to leave and never return. I (we) renounce and break all curses, spells and assignments placed or utilized against this place and I send them back with confusion and I ask you God to bless all the people that have sent curses, spells and assignments against me or this place or people in this place. I (we) ask you Heavenly Father to post guardian angels around this home to guard it from attempts of the enemy to enter and disturb your purposes for me (us). I (we) thank you, Lord, for doing this, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior.

(This cleansing prayer is from the Eagle Worldwide organization.)

Daily Prayer Covering

A daily prayer covering is designed to get us started in praying protection and power over all the areas of our lives. Let the Holy Spirit guide you as you pray to add more to this! It’s designed to just be a helpful template to get started.

Dear Heavenly Father, I pray this prayer in the power of the Holy Spirit,

In the name of Jesus Christ I bind, rebuke and bring to no effect all evil spirits. (You can bind specific ones that you struggle with, for example: disunity, strife, anger, criticism, pride, envy, jealousy, gossip, complaining, fear spirits, etc! Ask the Holy Spirit to show you which ones to bind.)

I cover myself with the blood of Jesus. I bind all curses that have been spoken against me. I bless those who curse me, and pray blessings on those that despitefully use me. I bind all spoken judgments made against me and judgments I have made against others. I bind the power of negative words from others and I bind and render useless all prayers not inspired by the Holy Spirit that have been prayed against me. In the name of Jesus I bind up all ungodly power from every source. I ask you God to cancel everything being sent against me and the members of my family, I ask you to send angels to carry all of these demonic assignments, and their associated and connected family of curses away with confusion to the place you want them to go in the name of Jesus.

I am God’s child, I resist the devil. No weapon formed against me shall prosper. I put on the whole armor of God. I take authority over this day in Jesus name. Let it be prosperous for me and let me walk in Your love. The Holy Spirit leads and guides me today. I discern between the righteous and the wicked. I take authority of Satan, all his demons and all people influenced by them. I declare Satan is under my feet and he shall remain there all day.

I am the righteous of God in Christ Jesus. I am God’s property. Satan you are bound from my family, my mind,my body, my business,my ministry and my finances. I confess that I am healed and whole. I flourish, am long lived, stable, durable, incorruptible, fruitful, virtuous, full of peace, patience and love. Whatsoever I set my hands to do shall prosper, for God supplies all my needs. I have all authority over Satan, all demons and beasts of the field.

God, I pray for the ministry you have for me. Anoint me for all you have called me to do for you. I call forth divine appointments, open doors of opportunity, God ordained encounters and ministry positions. I claim a hedge of protection around myself, spouse and children (by name) throughout this day and night. I ask you God, in the name of Jesus, to dispatch angels to surround me, my spouse and children today and to put them throughout my house, my business and around our property, souls and bodies. I ask angels to protect my house and business from any intrusion and to protect me and my family from any harmful demonic, physical or mental attacks. I ask this prayer in the name of Jesus.  Amen

(Revised from the Eagle Worldwide organization.)

Keep Your Worship On!

Musical Worship plays a huge role in my freedom. I start my day with worship, end my day with worship and worship in between too! Time and time again the Bible shows us the warfare power that worship possesses! Read the story of Paul and Silas in jail (Acts 16:25-27) and the story of Jehoshaphat winning the battle over Moab (2 Chronicles 20).

I have received freedom many times during worship, corporate or private worship and I also receive great revelations during worship, where I can hear from God or see a vision.

A lifestyle of musical worship is amazing and powerful because it activates the heart in a way that keeps us encouraged and strengthened. Worship music changes the spiritual atmosphere of any place. Did you know that angels love to gather where people are worshiping God? And that worship music is like screeching in the ears of demons? They have to flee.

I would challenge you to assess the music, movies and shows you are feeding your spirit and mind. For me it was a process of shedding off slowly but surely and before I knew it the only music I listened to was encouraging my spirit and the TV shows I used to fund entertaining seemed like a waste of time when I could be watching something that was feeding my spirit! Now I watch sermons or teachings daily on YouTube that help me so much and keep my mind aligned with learning and growing in all things! The more I live a lifestyle of worship in all things, the more my soul prospers! I can promise the same for you! Go ahead- I dare you to be a champion of worship!

Some great musical artists we enjoy are:

Kari Jobe, Christy Nockels, Bethel, Hillsong United, Jesus Culture, Kim Walker- Smith, Lauren Daigle, Steffany Gretzinger, Chris Tomlin, Darlene Zschech, Dara McLean, David Crowder

Great You Tube inspiration:

Louie Giglio, Carl Lentz, John Gray, Todd White, Rich Wilkerson Jr., Judah Smith, Sid Roth, Kris Vallotton, Matt Chandler, Mark Virkler, Heidi Baker, Randy Clark, Christine Caine, Heidi Wagner, Dawn Cherie Wilkerson

Fight & Win

There is a war raging, are you ready to fight and win?  I did not personally understand spiritual warfare for most of my Christian life.  I had to come to a place of desperation before I acknowledged the existence of Evil and had the desire to fight against it and be victorious.  Have you had enough yet?  Are you ready to fight and win?

We are not fighting against people, we are fighting for them.  Our battle is against a spiritual enemy and the weapons we fight with are not weapons of the world.  On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.  (2 Corinthians 10:4-5)   Ephesians 6:10-18 give us insight into the battle we face and the arsenal available to us.

Your Full Weapon Arsenal Includes:

1) Helmet of Salvation
2) Breastplate of Righteousness
3) Belt of Truth
4) Shield of Faith
5) Shoes that bring the Good News of Peace
6) Sword of the Spirit (Scripture)
7) Worship Lifestyle
8) Praying in the Spirit (Tongues)

We pray this booklet will help you with some practical ideas on your journey to living a victorious life!

Helpful Hint:

Choose a Scripture that speaks to you and write it with a dry erase marker on your bathroom mirror.  Speak it over yourself everyday until you memorize it and then choose another!

For example, if you are facing a health battle, acknowledge that God is the Healer and ask the Holy Spirit to give you His strategy for your health.  Write down the Scriptures that He leads you to and begin by writing one on your mirror.  Speak it out loud in the morning and throughout the day as you memorize it.  Declare God’s truth over the reality of the illness.  Here are some encouraging Scriptures regarding healing to get you started.

Psalm 107:20, Exodus 15:25-26, Psalm 91, Psalm 103:2-3, Isaiah 53:3-5, Matthew 8:2-3, Acts 10:38, James 5:15-16, I Peter 2:24, 3 John 2, Mark 16:17-18

Whatever the battle, you can trust that God has a strategy for your victory!  Seek Him first and trust that He is with you and will help you!  Isaiah 41:10

RESOURCES

We are compiling a list of some of our favorite, tried & true, resources that can support you on your journey.
This is not an exhaustive list, but just something to get you started.

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