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Healing and Freedom

THROUGH TRUTH ENCOUNTERS

Healing and Freedom : Book : Though Truth Encounter

In the modern church there is a major focus on renewing the minds of believers, which is important. In this book, Healing and Freedom Through Truth Encounters, Steve Pidd explains that the mind is only a part of the problem. Neglecting ministering to the ‘heart’ is why many Christians never become free from their negative emotions, anxieties, unwanted, or out of Biblical order responses and reactions.

The publication is broken into five sections. It begins with unveiling from a scriptural perspective how healing the broken heart is a major ministry of the Holy Spirit, without which the body of Christ lacks wholeness. It exposes what the Bible has to say about what the ‘heart’ is, and how it is implicated in every area of your life.

Section 2 covers how to receive your freedom and healing, and also how to minister to others. Section 3 looks at the typical roots and beginnings of the issues that we deal with. Section 4 unpacks the relationship between the fallen spiritual World and the condition of our hearts. Finally, Section 5 deals with the ministry of the Holy Spirit and how He is wanting to work through us.

As an excellent reference and resource the book is 372 pages and can be purchased in Australia through this website for $20 + Postage and handling.

In Africa the book can be ordered and purchased through CLC Booklink, Kenya and associated bookstores. Pricing and Freight costs for the African market can be accessed through CLC.

Sample Flow Charts

Article: Generic Flow Chart for TRUTH ENCOUNTERS

Step 1.

Explain the process to the person and what you are looking for.

This could involve:

  • having them read the truth encounters booklet
  • your explanation of the ministry process
  • having them view a demonstration DVD

Step 2.

The person comes for the actual ministry session.

Note: They already have the problem that they are struggling with so you don’t need to find one. It is not your job to fix their whole life, just to try to help them with whatever is presenting when they come to see you. God will give you wisdom.

Listen to their story and the problem that they are bringing to you. Make notes of the things that they say that may be clues to what they believe. “Out of the overflow of the heart…” MT 12:34

Step 2 example.

“Well my exams didn’t go well, but that is ok I didn’t expect to do very well…. I usually fail when I try these things.”

So you would be looking for memories where they have failed before…. and a probable belief of “I am a failure.

In the initial memory where the belief was taken to heart it was probably a failure event such as….”I’m a failure because I could not do what the other kids could” etc. etc. They already have this.

Step 3.

Have them focus on the feeling, or belief that is the stressor.

Remember thoughts are producing emotions, and emotions and feelings are the outworking of the belief. You feel what you believe. The emotion will match the belief.

Example 1. Someone comes to you reporting that they were at the work break up, and just felt as if nobody was noticing them.

Question:What does it feel like to be not noticed?” (a feeling, sad, angry, etc. )

Example 2. Emotions follow thoughts “Why do you think you are feeling?” (sad, angry, etc.)

This is thought 1st to access the feelings through the belief. So whether a ‘how do you feel’ or a ‘why do you think’ question you will arrive at something like….”I am sad or angry because people are not noticing me…. it feels like I am not important.” (This is the belief!)

Note: You can also just follow the emotion to the memory and identify the belief there. After a while you will forget the tips and it will just happen naturally.

Step 4.

Having identified the feeling and or belief we are now asking them to concentrate on the feeling/emotion and or belief in the stress or pain event and allow their minds….with the help of the Holy Spirit to do a data match and connect them with other places where they felt the same. i.e. not noticed/ or not important

Note 1. They may go to a secondary memory to gather emotional intensity or further information before they arrive at the place where they came to this conclusion about themselves or the situation. We are looking for this 1st memory….

Note 2. With identity beliefs we are looking for the 1st time that they decided something about themselves and ‘took it to heart.’

After this initial memory all future memories will be interpreted through the existing belief.

Note 3. There may be multiple beliefs that have been arrived at in a single memory so don’t be surprised, or dismiss it if you end up there again.

Step 5.

Having arrived at the initial memory with the feelings in it we are wanting to make sure that we have accurately defined the belief.

E.g. “nobody notices me” perhaps with a “they don’t care about me” or similar.

With an identity belief we are going to ask them one or more questions to refine the belief.

Minister:why do you think that nobody notices you?

Person:because I am not worth noticing

We may then reinforce or confirm the belief with: “so you believe that you are worthless or unworthy?OR

Minister:what does that make you to be the person who is not worth noticing?

Person:I am worthless,” or “just a nothing“, or “a nobody,” or “not worth the time!” (They will know! )

Note: This should match the memory event where perhaps everyone was too busy to give them time.

Step 6.

Having clarified and confirmed what the person believes we now invite the Spirit of Christ to communicate truth to them.

We simply require them to look at the memory event and feel what he or she believes in the event.

Samples of what we may do at this stage:

Lord Fred believes that he is worthless because nobody is noticing him…. what do you want him to know in that memory place.OR

Sample 2

Lord Fred’s truth is that he is worthless because nobody is noticing him. What is your truth?

Note 1: Make up your own questions, we are giving you principles.

Note 2: By now you should have explained to them some possible ways that God may communicate with/to them. OR they have read about these possibilities in the work up booklet.

Summary:

As ministers we are basically applying these type of basic questions to whatever beliefs and events that they present with.

Although the personalities and genders of the people that you minister to will change, after a while you will find yourself repetitively dealing with the same kinds of beliefs…. as they are ‘common to man.’

*Many of these concepts have been learnt from people such as Thomas Foster, David Seamands, and particularly Ed Smith. These men have done great work in these areas in spite of coming from a variety of spiritual backgrounds.


Article: TRUTH ENCOUNTERS flow chart for PRIDE Cycle (inferiority)

Note: this low self image may be the root of much anxiety in a persons life. It can be perceived self weakness that the person wants to keep hidden from others and self…anxiety about exposure.

Step 1.

Explain the process to the person and what you are looking for.

This could involve:

  • having them read the truth encounters booklet
  • your explanation of the ministry process
  • having them view a demonstration DVD

Step 2.

The person comes for the actual ministry session.

Note: They already have the problem that they are struggling with so you don’t need to find one. It is not your job to fix their whole life, just to try to help them with whatever is presenting when they come to see you. God will give you wisdom.

Listen to their story and the problem that they are bringing to you. Make notes of the things that they say that may be clues to what they believe. “Out of the overflow of the heart…” MT 12:34

Step 2 example.

Well my exams didn’t go well, but that is ok I didn’t expect to do very well….I usually fail when I try these things, I am not very smart that way.

So you would be looking for memories where they have failed to be able to do what others can before…. and a probable belief of something like. “I am not like the others/them.

In the initial memory where the belief was taken to heart it was probably an inferiority event such as….”I am less than them because I could not do what the other kids could” etc. etc. (They already have this memory.)

Step 3.

Have them focus on the feeling, or belief that is the stressor.

Remember thoughts are producing emotions, and emotions and feelings are the outworking of the belief. You feel what you believe. The emotion will match the belief.

Example 1. Someone comes to you reporting that they were at the work break up, and just felt as if they were not as good as the others.

Question:What does it feel like to be inferior?” (a feeling, stress, anxiety, etc. )

Example 2. Emotions follow thoughts “Why do you think you are feeling?” (sad, anxious, etc.)

This is thought 1st to access the feelings through the belief. So whether a ‘how do you feel’ or a ‘why do you think’ question you will arrive at something like….”I am anxious because I will never be as good as them, it feels like I am inferior.” {“Stupid” “weak” etc.} (This is the belief!)

Note: You can also just follow the emotion to the memory and identify the belief there. After a while you will forget the tips and it will just happen naturally.

Step 4.

Having identified the feeling and or belief we are now asking them to concentrate on the feeling/emotion and or belief in the stress or pain event and allow their minds….with the help of the Holy Spirit to do a data match and connect them with other places where they felt the same. i.e. lesser/ or inferior (Tip: it could come from a place of comparison)

Note 1. They may go to a secondary memory to gather emotional intensity or further information before they arrive at the place where they came to this conclusion about themselves or the situation. We are looking for this 1st memory….

Note 2. With identity beliefs we are looking for the 1st time that they decided something about themselves and ‘took it to heart.’

After this initial memory all future memories will be interpreted through the existing belief.

Note 3. There may be multiple beliefs that have been arrived at in a single memory so don’t be surprised, or dismiss it if you end up there again.

Step 5.

Having arrived at the initial memory with the feelings in it we are wanting to make sure that we have accurately defined the belief.

E.g. “I am a nothing” perhaps with a “I am weak because I cannot do what others can,” “I am just hopeless, inferior,” “dumb, stupid” or similar.

With an identity belief we are going to ask them one or more questions to refine the belief.

Minister:why do you think that you are inferior?

Person:because I can’t do what he/she/they can

We may then reinforce or confirm the belief with: “so you believe that you are lesser because you can’t do it or be it?OR

Minister:what does that make you to be the person who is not as good as others….or unable to do what others can do?

Person:I am dumb,” or “just a nothing“, or “just weak,” or “hopeless!” (They will know! )

Note: This should match the memory event where perhaps they learnt that they were ‘inferior.’

Step 6.

Having clarified and confirmed what the person believes we now invite the Spirit of Christ to communicate truth to them.

We simply require them to look at the memory event and feel what he or she believes in the event.

Samples of what we may do at this stage:

Lord Fred believes that he is less than enough because he can’t do it! ….what do you want him to know in that memory place.OR

Sample 2

Lord Fred’s truth is that he is less than others because he doesn’t measure up to others! What is your truth?

Note 1: Make up your own questions, we are giving you principles.

Note 2: By now you should have explained to them some possible ways that God may communicate with/to them. OR they have read about these possibilities in the work up booklet.

Summary:

As ministers we are basically applying these type of basic questions to whatever beliefs and events that they present with.

Although the personalities and genders of the people that you minister to will change, after a while you will find yourself repetitively dealing with the same kinds of beliefs….as they are ‘common to man.’

*Many of these concepts have been learnt from people such as Thomas Foster, David Seamands, and particularly Ed Smith. These men have done great work in these areas in spite of coming from a variety of theological backgrounds.

Article: TRUTH ENCOUNTERS flow chart sample for REBELLION (injustice)

Step 1.

Explain the process to the person and what you are looking for.

This could involve:

  • having them read the truth encounters booklet
  • your explanation of the ministry process
  • having them view a demonstration DVD

Step 2.

The person comes for the actual ministry session.

Note: They already have the problem that they are struggling with so you don’t need to find one. It is not your job to fix their whole life, just to try to help them with whatever is presenting when they come to see you. God will give you wisdom.

Listen to their story and the problem that they are bringing to you. Make notes of the things that they say that may be clues to what they believe. “Out of the overflow of the heart…” MT 12:3

Step 2 example.

I was at work and another guy got the promotion that was meant to be going to me because I was senior.

So you would be looking for memories where they have suffered unfairness before…. and a probable feeling of anger or rebellion statements like: “I won’t give them my efforts again.”

In the initial memory where the belief was taken to heart it was probably an injustice event such as….”My brother got a better Christmas present, for good school marks!” etc. etc. (They already have this.)

Step 3.

Have them focus on the feeling, or belief that is the stressor.

Remember thoughts are producing emotions, and emotions and feelings are the outworking of the belief. You feel what you believe. The emotion will match the belief.

Example 1. Someone comes to you reporting that they were passed over at work, and just felt as if nobody cares about them.

Question:What does it feel like to be not cared about?” (a feeling, not fair, angry, etc. )

Example 2. Emotions follow thoughts

Why do you think you are feeling?” (unfairness, angry, etc.)

This is thought 1st to access the feelings through the belief. So whether a ‘how do you feel’ or a ‘why do you think’ question you will arrive at something like….”I am angry because people are not fair to me….it feels like nobody cares about me.” (This is the belief…. a situation belief!)

Note: You can also just follow the emotion to the memory and identify the belief there. After a while you will forget the tips and it will just happen naturally.

Step 4.

Having identified the feeling and or belief we are now asking them to concentrate on the feeling/emotion and or belief in the stress or pain event and allow their minds…. with the help of the Holy Spirit to do a data match and connect them with other places where they felt the same. i.e. not cared about/ or injustice

Note 1. They may go to a secondary memory to gather emotional intensity or further information before they arrive at the place where they came to this conclusion about themselves or the situation. We are looking for this 1st memory….

Note 2. With situational beliefs we are simply looking for an event situation that contained those feelings. (The 1st time it happened.) {This will be the place where they came to the conclusion that ‘nobody cares about them’ or whatever they believe.}

This may at times also be linked to an identity belief. i.e. “Nobody cares about me because I am stupid!” Etc.

After this initial memory all future memories will be interpreted through the existing belief.

Note 3. There may be multiple beliefs that have been arrived at in a single memory so don’t be surprised, or dismiss it if you end up there again.

Step 5.

Having arrived at the initial memory with the feelings in it we are wanting to make sure that we have accurately defined the belief.

E.g. “nobody cares about me” perhaps with a “that’s not fair” or similar.

With an identity belief we are going to ask them one or more questions to refine the belief.

Minister:why do you think that nobody cares about you?

Person:because I am stupid” (we then need the event where they learnt this…same process)

We may then reinforce or confirm the belief with: “so you believe that NOBODY CARES ABOUT YOUOR

Minister:what does that make you to be the person who is not worth caring about?

Person:I am worthless,” or “just a nothing“, or “a nobody,” or “not worth caring about!” (They will know! )

Note: This should match the memory event where perhaps everyone seemed to not care about them or prefer others.

Step 6.

Having clarified and confirmed what the person believes we now invite the Spirit of Christ to communicate truth to them.

We simply require them to look at the memory event and feel what he or she believes in the event.

Samples of what we may do at this stage:

Lord Fred believes that he is a nothing because nobody cares about him…. what do you want him to know in that memory place.” OR

Sample 2

Lord Fred’s truth is that people don’t care about him and it feels very unfair. What is your truth?

Note 1: Make up your own questions, we are giving you principles.

Note 2: By now you should have explained to them some possible ways that God may communicate with/to them. OR they have read about these possibilities in the work up booklet.

Summary:

As ministers we are basically applying these type of basic questions to whatever beliefs and events that they present with.

Although the personalities and genders of the people that you minister to will change, after a while you will find yourself repetitively dealing with the same kinds of beliefs…. as they are ‘common to man.’

*Many of these concepts have been learnt from people such as Thomas Foster, David Seamands, and particularly Ed Smith. These men have done great work in these areas in spite of coming from a variety of theological backgrounds.

Article: TRUTH ENCOUNTERS flow chart for REJECTION

Step 1.

Explain the process to the person and what you are looking for.

This could involve:

  • having them read the truth encounters booklet
  • your explanation of the ministry process
  • having them view a demonstration DVD

Step 2.

The person comes for the actual ministry session.

Note: They already have the problem that they are struggling with so you don’t need to find one. It is not your job to fix their whole life, just to try to help them with whatever is presenting when they come to see you. God will give you wisdom.

Listen to their story and the problem that they are bringing to you. Make notes of the things that they say that may be clues to what they believe. ‘Out of the overflow of the heart…’ MT 12:34

I felt very uneasy when I went to try out for the church choir, I felt like I was not wanted and am not a part of it.

So you would be looking for memories where they have felt that they didn’t belong…. and a probable belief of ‘I am not wanted. Etc.’

In the initial memory where the belief was taken to heart it was probably a rejection event such as…. “I’m not wanted because I could not do what the other kids could” etc. etc. They already have this.

Step 3.

Have them focus on the feeling, or belief that is the stressor.

Remember thoughts are producing emotions, and emotions and feelings are the outworking of the belief. You feel what you believe. The emotion will match the belief.

Example 1.

Someone comes to you reporting that they were at the work break up, and just felt as if nobody wanted them there.

Question:What does it feel like to be not wanted?” (a feeling, sad, angry, etc. )

Example 2.

Emotions follow thoughts “Why do you think you are feeling?” (rejected, sad, angry, etc.)

This is thought 1st to access the feelings through the belief. So whether a ‘how do you feel’ or a ‘why do you think’ question you will arrive at something like…. “I am rejected because people are not accepting me….it feels like I am not wanted” (This is the belief!)

Note: You can also just follow the emotion to the memory and identify the belief there. After a while you will forget the tips and it will just happen naturally.

Step 4.

Having identified the feeling and or belief we are now asking them to concentrate on the feeling/emotion and or belief in the stress or pain event and allow their minds…. with the help of the Holy Spirit to do a data match and connect them with other places where they felt the same. i.e. not accepted/ or not wanted/ or don’t belong. Etc.

Note 1. They may go to a secondary memory to gather emotional intensity or further information before they arrive at the place where they came to this conclusion about themselves or the situation. We are looking for this 1st memory….

Note 2. With identity beliefs we are looking for the 1st time that they decided something about themselves and ‘took it to heart.’

After this initial memory all future memories will be interpreted through the existing belief.

Note 3. There may be multiple beliefs that have been arrived at in a single memory so don’t be surprised, or dismiss it if you end up there again.

Step 5.

Having arrived at the initial memory with the feelings in it we are wanting to make sure that we have accurately defined the belief.

E.g. “nobody wants me” perhaps with a “I don’t belong,” or “I am just in the way.” or similar.

With an identity belief we are going to ask them one or more questions to refine the belief.

Minister:why do you think that nobody wants you?

Person:because I am not good enough

Minister: We may then reinforce or confirm the belief with: “so you believe that you are not good enough to be accepted?” “Why are you not good enough?

Person:Because I cannot do what others can do, I am a failure.” Etc. (This is an identity belief)

Minister:what does that make you to be the person who is not wanted or accepted?

Person:I am not good enough!” or “just a failure“, or “a nothing,” or “not worth loving!” Etc. (They will know! )

Note: This should match the memory event where perhaps everyone was not accepting or wanting them.

Step 6.

Having clarified and confirmed what the person believes we now invite the Spirit of Christ to communicate truth to them.

We simply require them to look at the memory event and feel what he or she believes in the event.

Samples of what we may do at this stage:

Lord Fred believes that he is not wanted and nobody is accepting Him because he cannot do what they want him to….he believes that he is a failure….what do you want him to know in that memory place.OR

Sample 2:Lord Fred’s truth is that he is a failure, and that nobody wants him. What is your truth?” (Have Fred focus on: “I am a failure” matching pain should be present.)

Note 1: Make up your own questions, we are giving you principles.

Note 2: By now you should have explained to them some possible ways that God may communicate with/to them. OR they have read about these possibilities in the work up booklet.

Summary:

As ministers we are basically applying these type of basic questions to whatever beliefs and events that they present with.

Although the personalities and genders of the people that you minister to will change, after a while you will find yourself repetitively dealing with the same kinds of beliefs….as they are ‘common to man.’

*Many of these concepts have been learnt from people such as Thomas Foster, David Seamands, and particularly Ed Smith. These men have done great work in these areas in spite of coming from a variety of denominational backgrounds.

Article: TRUTH ENCOUNTERS ungodly control (insecurity)

Step 1.

Explain the process to the person and what you are looking for.

This could involve:

  • having them read the truth encounters booklet
  • your explanation of the ministry process
  • having them view a demonstration DVD

Step 2.

The person comes for the actual ministry session.

Note: They already have the problem that they are struggling with so you don’t need to find one. It is not your job to fix their whole life, just to try to help them with whatever is presenting when they come to see you. God will give you wisdom.

Listen to their story and the problem that they are bringing to you. Make notes of the things that they say that may be clues to what they believe. ‘Out of the overflow of the heart…’ MT 12:34

My husband/wife stresses me out because he/she doesn’t clean the house until Saturdays.

So you would be probably be looking for memories where there was conflict or disapproval for how things were in an environment.

In the initial memory where the belief was taken to heart it was probably an anxiety event such as…. “Dad is going to go nuts if he sees the mess the house is in!” etc. etc. They already have this event. (so you don’t have to feel insecure about what might happen if you can’t find the event for them!)

Step 3.

Have them focus on the feeling, or belief that is the stressor.

Remember thoughts are producing emotions, and emotions and feelings are the outworking of the belief. You feel what you believe. The emotion will match the belief.

Example 1. Someone comes to you reporting that they get very annoyed when people don’t do what they should!

Question:What will happen if they don’t do what they should do?” (a feeling, anxiety, angry, frustration etc. )

Example 2.

Emotions follow thoughts “Why do you think you are feeling?” (sad, angry, anxious, etc.)

This is thought 1st to access the feelings through the belief. So whether a ‘how do you feel’ or a ‘why do you think’ question you will arrive at something like…. “I am anxious or frustrated because people are not doing what they should….it feels like something bad could happen if…” (This is the belief!)

Note: You can also just follow the emotion to the memory and identify the belief there. After a while you will forget the tips and it will just happen naturally.

Step 4.

Having identified the feeling and or belief we are now asking them to concentrate on the feeling/emotion and or belief in the stress or pain event and allow their minds….with the help of the Holy Spirit to do a data match and connect them with other places where they felt the same.

In fact in this case an event where something bad did happen. i.e. Dad or mum blew their top, teacher had a melt down and there was disapproval. Perhaps an accident or trauma.

Note 1. They may go to a secondary memory to gather emotional intensity or further information before they arrive at the place where they came to this conclusion about themselves or the situation. We are looking for this 1st memory….

Note 2. With identity beliefs we are looking for the 1st time that they decided something about themselves and ‘took it to heart.’ (this is more likely to be a situation belief or a theme of growing up in anxiety or perhaps a fear of : e.g. drowning or something bad happening if you are out of control. Perhaps an abusive episode.)

After this initial memory all future memories will be interpreted through the existing belief.

Note 3. There may be multiple beliefs that have been arrived at in a single memory so don’t be surprised, or dismiss it if you end up there again.

Step 5.

Having arrived at the initial memory with the feelings in it we are wanting to make sure that we have accurately defined the belief.

E.g. “if you don’t make sure that everybody is doing what they should be doing, or meeting your needs etc. then something bad could happen!” (i.e. you will not be protected/ be out of control/ etc.)

With an identity belief we are going to ask them one or more questions to refine the belief. (this will be a situational belief)

Minister:what will happen if you are not in control?

Person:people will not do what they should!

We may then reinforce or confirm the belief with: “so you believe that you must change everyone to what they should be?” OR

Minister:what will happen if people do not do what they should

Person:Someone will be angry” (even God could be perceived to be disapproving) “something bad will happen.” etc. (They will know! )

Note: This should match the memory event where perhaps there was anger, trauma or insecurity.

Step 6.

Having clarified and confirmed what the person believes we now invite the Spirit of Christ to communicate truth to them.

We simply require them to look at the memory event and feel what he or she believes in the event.

Samples of what we may do at this stage:

Lord Fred has learnt in that event that if everyone does not do the right thing then something bad will happen!” etc. etc. “what do you want him to know in that memory place.OR

Sample 2.

Lord Fred’s truth from this memory event is that if things are not just right or a particular way or something bad will happen! What is your truth?

Note 1: Make up your own questions, we are giving you principles.

Note 2: By now you should have explained to them some possible ways that God may communicate with/to them. OR they have read about these possibilities in the work up booklet.

Summary:

As ministers we are basically applying these type of basic questions to whatever beliefs and events that they present with.

Although the personalities and genders of the people that you minister to will change, after a while you will find yourself repetitively dealing with the same kinds of beliefs….as they are ‘common to man.’

*Many of these concepts have been learnt from people such as Thomas Foster, David Seamands, and particularly Ed Smith. These men have done great work in these areas in spite of coming from a variety of theological backgrounds.

Psalm 119:105  Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. KJV

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