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TRUTH, LOVE AND POWER—TOWARD AN INTEGRATION
OF
LEANNE PAYNE’S AND DR. KRAFT’S
PRAYER HEALING MODELS
Presented to
Dr. ...
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. INTRODUCTION……………………..……………………………………….1
A. Purpose and Scope………………………………………………………...1
B. Themes ...
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I. INTRODUCTION
A. Purpose and Scope
The purpose of this paper is to assess and evaluate the models of healing minist...
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the other hand, Kraft’s teaching seminar covers topics such as: Two Kingdoms in
Conflict/ Healing in the Kingdom; Wor...
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Involved in the healing ministry over twenty years, both Payne and Kraft have
opinions about, and have been criticize...
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In terms of methodology, I think that Kraft’s faith picture is similar to Payne’s
mental picture/imagination. They bo...
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and others dress up these unscriptural ideas and methods in pseudo-technical language …
( Payne, 2001: spring/summer)...
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when Kraft suspects that there is demonization in the client, he will call forth the name of
the head demon. With spi...
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As an Episcopalian minister, Payne’s teachings are very Cross / Christ centered.
PCM holds a crucifix as ministering....
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is . . . in renouncing . . . the ‘bent’ posture toward the creature, and ‘straightening up’ into
Christ (1989: 52).”
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Therefore, one may be healed by identifying one's life with Jesus' death and resurrection
in Payne’s ministry. Healin...
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Kraft emphasizes, "Many of our apparently emotional problems have spiritual
roots"(1993:66). In fact, Kraft does not ...
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and God that resulted from the events can, however, be redeemed. “Guilt and shame . . .
may be replaced by self-forgi...
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The case mentioned in book, her concerning those who though thoroughly converted to
Christ could be psychologically u...
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person who was hospitalized in his / her childhood or was constantly “parented” by baby-
sitters. Payne refers to the...
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Since the majority of human ailments are closely tied to damage in the emotional
and spiritual areas, both Payne’s an...
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and others. And Kraft said that Satan can use a person’s intentional (e.g. witchcraft) or
unintentional judgment/vow/...
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3. How to be free from the bondage?
Both Kraft and Payne agree that the following need to be observed in order to be
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wanted during pregnancy in the womb, he or she usually has a performance orientation
problem. Both Payne and Kraft af...
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the client is left isolated, depressed and in a continuing abusive situation or suicidal.
Many of traditional churche...
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believers were filled with the Spirit by the ‘laying on of
hands’(Hinn 1998:128).
At the same time, I recognize that ...
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"Moses mistake", which relates to how Moses tried to get water from a rock the way it
worked previously instead of li...
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REFERENCE CITED
DeLashmutt, Gary
1995 Concerns About Leanne Payne, By, December 5,
http://www.xenos.org/essays/cppayn...
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READING LOG
( required 700 pages for 2 credit units)
Auther Title pages
Comiskey, Andrew Pursuing Sexual Wholeness
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  1. 1. 1 25 Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2001 02:49:47 To: cKraft@fuller.edu Subject: attachments submit my paper at Dean's office-- 091401 Dear Dr. Kraft: Greetings from Laura Li-Hua Sun! As I fw my paper of MR591 independent study learning-- "Truth, Love and Power-- Toward an Integration of Lean Payne and Dr. Kraft's Healing Models" to my friends. For safe side, I think I had better email you (see 2 attached files) along with one hard copy which I submit to your mailbox at Dean's Office this morning. I am looking forward to reading your comments and feedbacks regarding my work. You have a great time in Swaziland! Blessings--Laura Sun
  2. 2. 6 25 TRUTH, LOVE AND POWER—TOWARD AN INTEGRATION OF LEANNE PAYNE’S AND DR. KRAFT’S PRAYER HEALING MODELS Presented to Dr. Charles H. Kraft MR 591 Independent Study Learning Summer 2001 By Laura Li-Hua Sun School of World Mission Fuller Theological Seminary FTS # 882 sunl99@hotmail.com 626-817-0803
  3. 3. 6 25 TABLE OF CONTENTS I. INTRODUCTION……………………..……………………………………….1 A. Purpose and Scope………………………………………………………...1 B. Themes and Contents………………………………………………….…..1 C. Methods and Motivations………………………………………………....2 II. COMPARE AND CONTRAST…………………….………………………..…2 A. The Similarities--More Attacks, More Anointing……………………. ….2 B. The Differences--Formation vs. Warfare……………………………. …..4 1. Payne’s Model of Truth, Love and Power………………………..…6 2. Kraft’s Model of Truth, Love and Power……………………….…..8 III AN INTENTION TOWARD INTEGRATION……………………………….10 A. Contradiction Verse Integration………………………………………….11 B. From Being Hollow to Being Holistic…………………………………..13 1. Love and acceptance of self vs. Judgments/vows/curses ………….14 2. Identity and true self vs Bitterroot judgment and judgment against ourselves ……………………………………......14 3. How to be free from the bondage? …………………………………15 4. Healing memories vs Inner Child ……………………………….…15 5. Stages in life vs. Back to the Womb………………………………..15 IV. CONCLUSION………………………………………….……………………..16 Reference Cited…………………………………………………………………………19 READING LOG………………………………………………………………………..20
  4. 4. 6 25 I. INTRODUCTION A. Purpose and Scope The purpose of this paper is to assess and evaluate the models of healing ministry between Ms. Leanne Payne’s and Dr. Charles H. Kraft’s. In addition to comparing these models of two, the integration is my intended goal. I believe that truth, love and power are the three major components for the healing ministry, I will try to assess both models from these three perspectives, and then my conclusions will follow the integration. Due to the limitation of this study, Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) and Satanic Ritual Abused (SRA) will not be included. Also, people who want to gain more understanding of the details of the methodology and techniques -- such as transference, co-dependence, separation anxiety and homosexuality issues from Payne’s teachings, and such topics as faith picture, back to the womb, bitter root judgment, spiritual warfare and dealing with demons from Kraft -- can find the information by reading the books and online ministry newsletter of both authors. One also can watch the seminar videos or listen to the teaching cassettes. B. Themes and Contents From the topics of conference lectures, one can sense the emphases of Payne’s and Kraft’s healing models. Payne’s lectures include: The Presence of God with Us, Separation from the Presence; Idolatry and “Bentness”; Imagery and Symbol; Misogyny and Sexual Idolatry; Healing of Memories; Introspection vs. The True Imagination; Redemptive Suffering; Separation Anxiety and Sense of Being; Disengaging Symbolic Confusion; Identifying and Overcoming Transference; The Truth about Co-dependency; The Lesbian Neurosis; The Virtue of self-Acceptance; The true self—sense of being. On
  5. 5. 6 25 the other hand, Kraft’s teaching seminar covers topics such as: Two Kingdoms in Conflict/ Healing in the Kingdom; Worldview and Worldview Change Overview; Deep Level Healing in Relationship to God, Others and to Yourself; Back to the womb; Dealing with the inner Child; Dealing with Demons and Public Ministry Session C. Methods and Motivations Both Kraft and Payne have their own ministry websites for their ministry administration and promotion. In addition to attending the conferences or seminars, one can purchase Kraft’s ten seminar videos, or Payne’s twenty-five cassette recordings. I personally prefer the videos. I am a visual person, so this helps me more. Use of the videos provides opportunity for a home meeting or class setting. For those who are audio-oriented the tapes may be useful. However, it appears that Payne’s public speaking ability does not fully communicate to the listeners. Both Payne and Kraft as educators use classroom type lectures. Payne’s healing conferences are usually five days, in contrast to Kraft’s weekend seminars, which are smaller in attendance. Payne’s conferences are held in large auditoriums to accommodate almost one thousand people. Kraft’s seminars are held in local churches or hotel seminars rooms for about one hundred. Payne’s healing ministries conferences are annual held in Wheaton, Illinois. She has had an international ministry, but now focuses on writing and healing conferences in the U.S. Kraft’s seminars are held monthly, both nationally and internationally. Kraft also writes extensively. II. COMPARE AND CONTRAST A. The Similarities—More Attacks, More Anointing
  6. 6. 6 25 Involved in the healing ministry over twenty years, both Payne and Kraft have opinions about, and have been criticized by “evangelical Christians.” Some comments one can read from the web are: ”Leanne Payne advocates a form of spirituality, which is not truly evangelical. Her spirituality is more of a fusion of Roman Catholic sacramentalism and charismatic mysticism (DeLashmutt 1995).” and “ . . . much is drawn from the poisoned waters of both Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung concerning the nature of man and revelation (Dewart).” Payne responds that, “Evangelical Christians are frozen by grace.” Kraft confronts those attacks from other Christians in a book entitled Spiritual Power and Missions (Rommen, 1995). Both Payne and Kraft have books translated into different languages. Payne has six books published and Kraft over twenty. Although, Payne and Kraft use different terminology to refer to the same issues, they do emphasize the issues of un/forgiveness, guilt and shame, gifts of the Holy Spirit. In their teachings, both give attention to the importance of human beings who need to worship before the Creator. What interests me is that Kraft’s teaching about the issues of the inner child seems related to Payne’s teaching of co-dependence and transference with the spirit of control and the spirit of manipulation. However, the bottom line of Kraft’s and Payne’s healing ministry appears to engage the will of the client to choose to live and to love and to be healed through the healing power of Holy Spirit. They both agree in the ministry of inner healing section before the ministry of the deliverance section. I recognize a subtle similar relationship between Payne’s true / false self, incarnational reality and Kraft’s Big R(EALITY)/ small r (reality) and Worldview ( two Kingdoms) approach.
  7. 7. 6 25 In terms of methodology, I think that Kraft’s faith picture is similar to Payne’s mental picture/imagination. They both “cut umbilical cord” and cancel out the generational sins and curses. Kraft uses the term of “Back to the Womb” ministry while Payne includes this during the healing memories section. “Separations anxiety” is another major part of Payne’s ministry while she prays for “the sense of being” through the work of the Holy Spirit. Kraft’s ministry includes this part of healing—sense of being -- during the inner child ministry. B. The Differences--Formation vs. Warfare For more complete understanding, everything needs to be traced back to the roots. Payne’s educational background is both B. A. and M.A. as a literature major. Payne was also a research fellow at Yale Divinity School. In life she has been highly influenced by C.S. Lewis. “That's how my teaching fits into spiritual formation,” Payne says, as an ordained Episcopal minister. Same as a teaching fellow as Payne, Kraft as a linguistics scholar, comes from an evangelical Christian background. His teaching in cultural anthropology emphasizes on contextualization and spiritual warfare. The late John Wimber, the founder of Vineyard Christian Fellowship Association, influenced him some twenty years ago. Contrasting Kraft’s plain and easy-to-understand language, one MBA graduate attended the Pastoral Care Conference the second time said: “Leanne should put a glossary to explain all the jargon she uses.” Others also have complained about Payne’s teaching style. However I observed that the attendees are very appreciated the awesome phenomena of the Presence of the Lord during both PCM conference and Kraft’s seminar as a life-changing experience. Although Payne affirmed that spiritual mapping is a misguided focus on the demonic, “To see evangelical leaders such as C. Peter Wagner
  8. 8. 6 25 and others dress up these unscriptural ideas and methods in pseudo-technical language … ( Payne, 2001: spring/summer).” What for Payne is “occult”, for others who noted that from their own life testimony is another story. “If it had not been for Dr. Kraft’s spiritual warfare healing model 15 years ago, I could have died.” Some testified that they had “gone through” different healing models, included Kraft, Payne and Sanford. As far as warfare concerns, in the book entitled Needless Casualties of War, John Paul Jackson documents what is safe warfare and what is not. He shares a revelation the Lord gave him about the church inappropriately fighting principalities. He was told that people are dying, getting very sick and falling due to going outside their metron (their sphere of authority.) Are you fighting a deadly force? Did you know there are certain types of prayer Satan would LIKE You to pray? Is the enemy wounding you with your own sword? Are you or your church experiencing calamities that prayer does not remedy? Such as Heart attacks, Miscarriages; Runaway Children; Sudden Illnesses; Cancer; Untimely deaths. Prayer is a powerful weapon, a two-edged sword, not to be wielded carelessly. Although we have authority as the children of God, how we fight can determine our personal consequences in the battle of the millennium. They are also getting well after repenting of doing so (Jackson, 1999: back cover). According to Kraft, being the children of God, we need to "fill Jesus' shoes" in submission and obedience to the Lord. We do need to exercise the authority over the evil spirits at God's timing as Kraft mentioned in I Give You Authority (1997: 41, 69, 94, 154, 155.). "Demons are like rats and rats go for 'garbage'." The focus in this interface of inner-healing and deliverance is “to remove of the garbage (deep-level problems). Then we can get rid of the rats (the demons) ( Kraft 1993: 258).” During the healing session,
  9. 9. 6 25 when Kraft suspects that there is demonization in the client, he will call forth the name of the head demon. With spiritual authority, Kraft will force the head demon to give information about 1) when and how the demon got into the client; 2) what garbage(legal rights) the client still has, and 3) the identity of the demons inside the client. He usually puts the demons in a lock box and sends them to Jesus' feet. Afterwards, he will bless the client with blessings in what he / she needs in his/ her weakness. On top of that process, Kraft will also counsel the client on how to deal with the enemy's counter attacks and how to grow healthy spiritually and emotionally. Since the major tasks in Kraft’s deep-level healing are to release the person from deep-level spiritual and emotional problems, and to restore to a correct self-image and intimacy with God. Kraft highly relies on the word of knowledge and the words of wisdom, while Payne’s hallmark is speaking in tongues. While Kraft’s focus on the “enemy”, Payne’s teachings places emphases on or around the issues of “self”, such as loneliness/ homosexuality/morality /grace. As a result, the psychological subjects such as transference, co-dependence, homosexuality, narcissism, disease of introspection and symbolic confusion appear to be issues far removed from most people. Payne seems to try to lift people from a lower level to a higher level upon which she is standing. This approach may help people to recognize deeper problems and to broaden their horizon for an understanding of God. However, some may feel frustrated, or “freak out” by being left behind. To a point, people might attend back PCM over and over again till eight or nine years.
  10. 10. 6 25 As an Episcopalian minister, Payne’s teachings are very Cross / Christ centered. PCM holds a crucifix as ministering. Jesus Christ is the Trinity who suffers for us on the Cross. Jesus’ redemptive suffering is “grace” to all human beings. This grace leads to repentance. Payne affirms that prayer may be in “the voice of the false self”, or in the voice of true self.” Payne emphasizes setting love in order, and trusting that the Lord will provide. The “Bentness” which causes co-dependence, transference, is the need to control, and the need to be needed. 1. Payne’s Model of Truth, Love and Power Payne’s healing model emphasizes the concept of the Trinity and the Cross. Imagination is included in the model. Although Payne shares a common understanding of damaged emotions and emotional bruises with Kraft, she holds a rather unique philosophy of inner healing. Her philosophy challenges every inner healing minister to ask two questions, "What is a human being?" and "Where is the Cross in inner healing?" In her book the Healing Presence, Payne discusses much of what a "true man" is and the "true imagination of the Cross" as a means of entering the presence of God. In her book Restoring the Christian Soul, Payne identifies the inability to accept oneself as the first great barrier to wholeness in Christ (1991:25). In order to explain what a true self is, Payne first used the term "bentness." Bentness is the state of humans, as separated from God, seeking to find identity from certain people or things instead of from God. In the absence of finding our identity in God, we fallen ones love selfishly. The drive to dominate, possess, or manipulate persons and things in order to meet our own needs taints (or replaces altogether) the healthy, satisfying relationships we are designed to have and by which we are to be nurtured. The key “to healing these bent ones
  11. 11. 6 25 is . . . in renouncing . . . the ‘bent’ posture toward the creature, and ‘straightening up’ into Christ (1989: 52).” Payne then introduces the concepts of "true center" and "true self". "In His Presence, . . ., my false selves are revealed . . . To draw near to Him, therefore, is to find the real 'I' as well as its true home, my true center (1989:72).” “When God is centered in us and we in Him, we have a home within, a true self or center out of which to live"(1989: 55). If a person fails to be centered, he / she does not have the meaning of life and his / her very own being. Thus, one will try to be in control of life through activities that avoid the pain of one's past. Payne demonstrates how the Cross is where we have healing through an example prayer in an inner healing session as below: Lord, I stand here at Your cross with this tiny one, and these feelings of panic and fear are so terrible we cannot bear it. But You died to take these feeling into Yourself, and we take our place in Your dying . . . with you I feel this pain, and now I know it cannot destroy me . . . I will stand and hurt in You and then receive Your healing and life in return (1991:114-115). In Payne's inner healing ministry, she sometimes will ask people to imagine the Cross and mentally go to the Cross. Sometimes, she will literally use a Cross as a symbol, to let the person hold it, place it on the person's head or chest, or allow them to kneel before it. She believes the Holy Spirit channels God's presence to us through sacraments. She quotes the Oxford English dictionary definition of “imagination” as “ forming a mental image . . . of what is not present to the senses (1989:141).” Therefore, imagination is not to think of something that never exists. I find that Payne's philosophy of appropriating the Cross to get a person into the presence of God as sound theology.
  12. 12. 6 25 Therefore, one may be healed by identifying one's life with Jesus' death and resurrection in Payne’s ministry. Healing from homosexuality and misogyny are also claimed as part of the trademark in Payne’s ministry. I believe that, she has, indeed, contributed profoundly and uniquely to the inner-healing ministry in the area of the philosophy of inner healing. 2. Kraft’s Model of Truth, Love and Power Kraft’s healing ministry model is spiritual warfare oriented. He writes that when we set people free from the Enemy's captivity in their spiritual and emotional deep-level problems, we are taking ground from Satan and extending the Kingdom of God. Healing ministry is, therefore, a ‘matter of obedience (1993:76).’ He affirms that it is not an optional ministry according to our gifting. When Jesus commanded us to make disciples, He also gave us spiritual authority, and we must be willing to take up spiritual power to heal. However, loving the client, according to Kraft, is the most significant focus of deep-level healing. He states that people are already ministered to when they experience our love whether they get the particular desired result from inner-healing or not. In his book entitled Deep Wounds, Deep Healing, Kraft states in the title of the first chapter--"It is [inner healing] about freedom"(1993:15). The thematic verse of inner healing for Kraft is to "proclaim liberty to the captives"(Lk. 4:18-19). What is the captivity Kraft is referring to? Ultimately, it is the captivity of people by the Enemy. Nevertheless, the captivity of people includes strong negative emotions which signal "spiritual as well as emotional problems"(1993:27). The "bondage [is] to such things as anger, depression, unforgiveness, and low self-esteem..."(1993:7). These spiritual and emotional problems are so deep in a person that Kraft calls them "deep-level problems".
  13. 13. 6 25 Kraft emphasizes, "Many of our apparently emotional problems have spiritual roots"(1993:66). In fact, Kraft does not dissect a person into different compartments. Rather, his approach to a person is holistic: "body, spirit, emotions, mind, or will"(1993:47). Some biblical references Kraft used to enforce the bases of his healing model are as follows. In John 21, Jesus brought Peter back to the memory of his denial and then to experience total healing. In Psalm 139, one notes God’s protection before birth and in the mother’s womb. And in Luke 4:18-19: God’s intention is to free us as the temptations in the desert. Kraft uses I Cor. 13:11 and Gal. 4:1 as references to free ourselves from the unhealthy or even abused childhood, to attain maturity of the whole person (spirit, body, and soul). The roots of spiritual problems for Kraft are sin, negligence of relationship with God, wrong views of God, anger at God, satanic harassment, demonization and generational spirits or curses (1993:64-66). There are "two major emotional roots: 1) reactions to life experiences; and 2) what the person has done and usually continues to do to him or herself"(1993:66). He explains "humans have a propensity for internalizing ... negative things heard from others"(1993:69). In this way, Kraft affirms they open up a major area of the core of a person, which is one's self-image, for the Enemy to attack. According to Kraft's model, then the question is asked: who needs deep-level healing? It is people who have sinned or victims who have been sinned against who need deep-level healing. What is the real issue that they need healing from? Kraft contends that "it's reactions, not events, that require healing"(1993:136). The past events cannot be changed, nor can the event be healed. One’s response and the attitude toward others, self,
  14. 14. 6 25 and God that resulted from the events can, however, be redeemed. “Guilt and shame . . . may be replaced by self-forgiveness ... and accepting God's forgiveness. Anger, resentment, and bitterness over being wounded can be replaced by freedom (1993:137).” Kraft also emphasizes that "unforgiveness is the most frequent block to freedom and the cause of much difficulty for those who come for ministry "(1993:27). Unforgiveness is a serious sin which must be dealt with. III. AN INTENTION TOWARD INTEGRATION Apparently, there are the differences between Payne and Kraft in the orientation of spiritual formation and spiritual warfare. Payne’s model concludes with the healing presence of the Cross for the true self, while Kraft’s could be summarized by the analogy of “garbage and rat”. Deep down in my heart I believe that "When you know the truth, the truth will set you free... if the Son sets you free, you are free indeed (Jn. 8:32, 36).” To summarize the comparisons of the two models of healing, I think Kraft and Payne share common insights—truth, on damaged emotions and the causes of emotional bruises in terms of “SELF” and “Forgiveness”. Yet, they differ in their unique perspectives. A. Contradiction Verse Integration Payne believes a proper love of self is necessary in order to be able to love God and others. At the very beginning of Restoring the Christian Soul, she says that the failure to accept oneself is the first great barrier to wholeness in Christ. Self hatred along with shame and self-pity, is a powerful and compelling means the enemy uses to tempt these souls to step outside the true self, that is the new creation in the Christ. The failure to accept the self, according to Payne is the crises of the unaffirmed (1991: 49). One needs to pray for a greater understanding of the humility that replaces the pride of self-hatred.
  15. 15. 6 25 The case mentioned in book, her concerning those who though thoroughly converted to Christ could be psychologically unhealed owing to the past which caused self-hatred. Then one is trapped in the unaffirmed position. I like the idea of “Self-acceptance is a Christian virtue” which I believe needs to be taught, since no one is born with the capacity to accept him/herself. From infancy to maturity which involve many steps of psycho-social development. When one misses a step, one is in trouble. I think, that is when and why healing ministry comes in and answers the question I had once--How can I love others, if I do not love myself ? I was been troubled with this question when I was a new believer. The humble acceptance of oneself as fallen but now justified by Jesus who is my righteousness is the basis on which one can accept oneself. Most importantly, the reception of Christ’s forgiveness, and the extending of this forgiveness to others releases us from self-hatred and shame, because “ FORGIVENESS slays SHAME ”(1991: 55). The insight from this book of dealing with the extending to others regarding forgiveness is a significant revelation to me in terms of spiritual warfare. Payne writes that hostility to the idea of the believer’s priestly role is the root of a great deal of the criticism leveled against prayer for the healing of emotional problems. This kind of theological blindness and ignorance catches one up into spiritual warfare, for the Satan opposes in every way the true ministry of the confession (1991: 209). In contrasting and a different perspective to forgiveness and self-images, Kraft in his book, Deep Wounds, Deep Healing described the symptoms that people suffers from childhood and parenting or non-parenting they experienced. For example, one may have the issue of abandonment if his / her parent(s) were unavailable or absent. There is the
  16. 16. 6 25 person who was hospitalized in his / her childhood or was constantly “parented” by baby- sitters. Payne refers to these situations as “Separation Anxiety”; Kraft has no specific term for this disorder. Both refer to the feeling of rejection is as closely related to abandonment. Kraft asserts that a person with the issue of rejection could also have had parents who were too quick or too frequent in correcting him / her. The parents might not have wanted the child. One could develop anger, resentment or bitterness after having experienced mistreatment or abuse in the family (1993:184-187). A person may suffer from fear or a sense of insecurity if he / she has family members who were unpredictable and erupted in anger. He / she would have a predilection to escape to addictions. Or, if the person was pressurized by parents to conform, he or she could turn rebellious. Although people are responsible for one’s own reactions to the wounding and attitudes towards people, including oneself. In other words, although parent-child relationship can be the original cause for damaged emotions in adulthood, a grow-up people cannot blame one’s parents for the past. They are the reactions, not the events themselves, which have to be dealt with in deep-level healing according to Kraft. If a child is raised in a family with parents who interact with conditional love and conditional relationships, the child will try very hard to gain acceptance and love. The child may then develop a motto of "Measure up!" or perfectionism. With such a motto from childhood, the inner-child in the adult carries the motto into adulthood. This inner-child in adults can be emotionally destructive. One may "feel shame or guilt about nearly everything they do and even for who they are" (Kraft 1993:185).
  17. 17. 6 25 Since the majority of human ailments are closely tied to damage in the emotional and spiritual areas, both Payne’s and Kraft’s models seek to bring the power of Jesus to bear on the roots from which such damage springs. Since these are often in the memories carried unconsciously by those who come for help, both Payne’s and Kraft’s models involve a special focus on “the healing of the memories” and the spirit. Special problems often encountered are unforgiveness, anger, bitterness, rejection, low self-esteem, fear, worry, sexual issues and the like. B. From Being Hollow to Being Holistic Consider the mission mandate of “taking God’s healing to the nations”, also as Dr. Robert Clinton said “Ministry flows out of beings”, for my part, how to integrate is more important than to criticize any models of healing ministry in terms of having a holistic being. As I try to implement what I have learned from the different methodology of healing models, I desire Payne’s “Come! Holy Spirit” in terms of spiritual formation. This is in terms of healing presence which provides me the only one way to have a solid base of sense of being. I also desire Kraft’s spiritual warfare model which opens my eyes to discern the spiritual realm. I think that these two models are complementary rather than contradict to each other at all. Therefore, the following is the result of my intention toward integration, which pinpoints some areas of life one can self-exam or helps others to discern before starting one’s healing process. 1. Love and acceptance of self (Payne) vs. Judgments/vows/curses (Kraft) Payne sees a failure of self-love and self-acceptance as a major barrier to "inner healing." She believes a proper love of self is necessary in order to be able to love God
  18. 18. 6 25 and others. And Kraft said that Satan can use a person’s intentional (e.g. witchcraft) or unintentional judgment/vow/curse to hinder changes in the physical, psychological, and spiritual dimensions of our lives. In areas where folk religion or Animism is practiced, Kraft notes that witchdoctors may pronounce a curse upon a person through words, food, or whatever, to bind his/her spirit/body/soul. One may not be aware of such incidents in one’s life. But the Holy Spirit will reveal in one’s prayer. 2. Identity and true self (Payne) vs Bitterroot judgment and Judgment against ourselves (Kraft) Payne repeatedly refers to a "true self" or "higher self" buried beneath layers of "false selves" which are "not real." She sees human’s fundamental problem as a separation from this "true self” which is the new creation in the Christ is the result of sin. The "integration" of "scattered, unaffirmed" parts of self is held up as a primary goal in counseling. To root "identity" in God rather than in other people for the "true self” is in order to know, love, and serve God. On the other hand, bitterroot judgment according to Kraft, simply means that ones’ judgments against parents become the source of demonic power in one’s life to bring in the very things we judged in our parents ( Mat. 6:14, 7:1-2). Again, according to Kraft that “Judgment against ourselves” means that one might judges one’s own identity, feelings, emotions, sexuality and gender reactions. One might also judges one’s own relationship with others, relationship with family, relationships with God/Jesus/Holy Spirit, spiritual life, and the issues of success and failure. The result of the judgments becomes one’s own bondage.
  19. 19. 6 25 3. How to be free from the bondage? Both Kraft and Payne agree that the following need to be observed in order to be free from bondage. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal any judgment/vow/curse Repent of and renounce judgments/vow/curse in the name of Jesus Bless yourself and others who have been effected by your judgment/vow/curse Receive your forgiveness and walk in truth 4. Healing memories (Payne) vs Inner child (Kraft) Though the terms are different, both Payne and Kraft agree that the sensitive, vulnerable part of a person needs to be discovered, healed, and then nurtured. This nurturing is a lifetime process in order to achieve wholeness, emotional health, and creative potential. Payne notes "psycho-logical healing" of past memories must occur before spiritual concerns about sin can be addressed. For Kraft, the "healing of memories" is allegedly the application of God’s forgiveness of sin. 5. Stages in life (Payne) vs. Back to the womb (Kraft) Again there is agreement in the process, but the terms differ. One has to deal with his/her inner child in pre-birth, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age. Many have problems understanding the pre-birth inner child. During the period of birth and before 2 ½ months old, infants are experiencing life and recording those experiences in their brains. Unborn children are likely to pick up any rejection, anger, fear, dissatisfaction and resentment the mother is carrying. For example, if a child is not
  20. 20. 6 25 wanted during pregnancy in the womb, he or she usually has a performance orientation problem. Both Payne and Kraft affirm this understanding. IV. CONCLUSION As far as future direction of healing ministry concerns, I agree with Dr. Ed Smith, the founder of TheoPhostic Ministry said that God’s truth, the Theo (God) Phostic (light) is a divinely powerful and thoroughly biblical approach in counseling ministry. “Emotionally hurting people from all walks of life, with all manner of emotional woundedness, have consistently experienced accelerated healing as Jesus' truth replaced lies, freeing them from lifelong emotional, psychological and spiritual pain (Smith, 2001).” Regarding the spiritual authority, during the deliverance session of Kraft’s healing ministry some have negative opinions about Kraft’s commanding angels to chop off the demon’s horn or tail, or lock the demons in the box or whatever. Payne's deliverance session which I have no access to the individual ministry session, on the other hand is also powerful but not as dramatic according to what I observed during the PCM conference. However, as the founder of "Free Encounters Ministry", Ken Thornberg wrote, “The new hope this ministry is giving a despairing, traumatically abused sector of God's children is exciting (Thornberg 2001).” It is known that in secular psychology, even with the Christian emphasis or name on it, has left these people with dead-end counseling or, at best, hoped-for results after years and thousands of dollars of counseling. In the extreme cases of Satanic Ritual Abused (SRA) and Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD)
  21. 21. 6 25 the client is left isolated, depressed and in a continuing abusive situation or suicidal. Many of traditional churched are ill-equipped to deal with such complex bondages. The new hope is based upon a biblical foundation of authoritative cutting-edge deliverance prayer through the power of Jesus' blood, cross and resurrection. Throughout all prayer and teaching in this track, the Lord Jesus Christ is glorified and uplifted as the answer since the deliverance happened at the cross of Calvary! (Thornberg 2001). I have eye-witnessed this Holy Spirit-taught, and ever-changing method of prayer is bearing fruit across all denominations, all degrees of demonization (not possession!). I believe that healing ministry is a ministry of the Holy Spirit with truth, love and power to give hope to the children of God. However, the critics of healing ministry methods will not vanish as long as the imperfect of human being exists. One important point to remember is that there is always the genuine and the false. When Benny Hinn asks God why the Lord allows so many people attack his healing ministry? The Lord answered, “No attack, No anointing.” The late Kathryn Kuhlma, a well-known American healing evangelist of the 1970s, advised people not to become so dogmatic in their thinking, their teaching, and their methods that other truth of equal importance were excluded. As an example, she said: We find that God gave the gift of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost and at the household of Cornelius without any human agency of ‘laying on of hands’; but at the Samaritan revival ( Acts 8:17) and at the Ephesus revival (Acts 19:8), the
  22. 22. 6 25 believers were filled with the Spirit by the ‘laying on of hands’(Hinn 1998:128). At the same time, I recognize that this means of healing and deliverance as "heart, mind and soul’s surgery." I have also come to recognize the continued need for loving discipleship and inner healing in almost all cases, as "recovery and rehabilitation," using the same analogy. All truth is God’s truth and God is the only source of the true healing. How do we seek to heal deep-level problems? It is conducted in prayer. We need to listen for God's instructions in the healing session. As John Paul Jackson concluded to remind us that, Our greatest passion and priority should be intercession--the longing of our spirits for God. When prayer is the supreme focus of our hearts, we discover hidden treasures of intimacy with God. Our inner spirits are transformed. And greater revival power is released through us that can potentially sweep millions into the kingdom of God. Therefore, keep asking, keep seeking and keep knocking (Matt. 7:7). God is waiting to hear the prayers of the saints and to unleash the excellent power of his wonderful name on earth as it is in Heaven (Jackson 1999: 165). Deep-level healing is "a ministry in the power of the Holy Spirit"(Kraft 1993:37). As for those of us who seek to minister to others, intimacy with Jesus is our source of power and becomes our lifeline. "People are touched, healed, and delivered because God himself is there, doing what he likes to do. Whatever happens, therefore, is not by my strength or power, but by his Spirit (Zec.4:6) (Kraft 1993:30)." Therefore, we are not to insist on using any formula for ministry model. We should not be presumptuous on the when, what and how the Holy Spirit is going to minister. If we do so, Kraft calls it a
  23. 23. 6 25 "Moses mistake", which relates to how Moses tried to get water from a rock the way it worked previously instead of listening to God for instruction the second time (1993:46). In terms of global and contextualization, from Kraft’s ministry web page I quote: “We see ourselves as a part of a larger movement toward wholeness in the Body of Christ, led by the Holy Spirit, that is both cross-denominational and cross-cultural in nature and scope ( Kraft 2001).” Ultimately, what the healing ministry for I think is that God’s name to be glorified, as well as children of God are set free and are blessed with love, joy, peace and hope in their souls and in all of their life, not only hereafter!
  24. 24. 6 25 REFERENCE CITED DeLashmutt, Gary 1995 Concerns About Leanne Payne, By, December 5, http://www.xenos.org/essays/cppayne.htm Dewart, Debbie Healing the Homosexual Pain? Leanne Payne and the "Crisis" in Masculinity http://www.psychoheresy-aware.org/lpayne81.html Hinn, Benny 1998 Kathryn Kuhlman Her Spiritual Legacy and Its Impact on My Life. Nashville: Thomas Nelson. Jackson, John Paul 1999 Needless Casualties of War Fort Worth: Streams Publications http://groups.yahoo.com/group/elijahlist/message/679 Kraft, Charles H. 1993 Deep Wounds, Deep Healing. Ann Arbor, Mich. : Vine Books/Servant 1997 I Give You Authority Grand Rapids, MI: Chosen Books. 2001 http://deephealingministries.com/ Payne, Leanne 1989 The Healing Presence. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books. 1991 Restoring the Christian Soul. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books 1993 A Conversation with Leanne Payne, Feb. 24, 1993 at the University of the Nations, Kailua-Kona, Hi. Conducted by David Kyle Foster, from "Mastering Life" Newsletters # 4, 5 & 6, http://www.gospelcom.net/mlm/LPayne.html 2001 “ Spiritual Mapping: A Misguided Focus on the Demonic”, Pastoral Care Ministries Newsletter, Spring/ Summer 2001 http://www.leannepaynenews.com/index2.html Rommen, Edward editor. 1994Spiritual Power and Missions : raising the issues. Evangelical Missiological Society series; no. 3. Pasadena, Calif.: W. Carey Library Smith Ed, D. Min. 2001 http://www.theophostic.com/ Thornbergs, Ken 2001 http://www.freedomencounters.com/introduction.html
  25. 25. 6 25 READING LOG ( required 700 pages for 2 credit units) Auther Title pages Comiskey, Andrew Pursuing Sexual Wholeness 219 MacNutt, Francis Healing 333 Payne, Leanne. The Healing Presence 236 Sandford, John and Paula Transforming the Inner Man 412 TOTAL 1,227 pages

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