Seminar of Inner Healing & Restoration
with Cliff & Maria Luckhurst
The “truth-drawer” and the “lie-drawer” in our minds determine our openness and availability to be transformed inwardly according to God’s standards and principles

Today’s article is dedicated to the 1st Part of this Seminar that CLIFF and MARIA LUCKHURST taught last Sat 13 May, 2017, at Shalom Center Athens. This is to share for the benefit of anyone interested the audio files of their teachings of the previous weekend, and a few helpful notes that they used as presentation.

The 2nd Part will take place on Sat May 20 at Shalom Center Athens (Greece).

THE PERCEPTION OF MY IDENTITY – WHO I THINK I AM – IS THE RESULT OF MY EXPERIENCES IN LIFE (starting with my parents).

The same is true for my perception of God and my relationship with Him.

The experiences I have had in my life, starting with my own parents, have the power to shape strongholds in my mind, which block the revelation of who God is, and pervert the understanding of who I am in God.

THE TRUTH DRAWER & THE LIES DRAWER are like “filters” in our minds which dictate to us whether to accept or to reject something, on the basis of past experiences and things our parents have taught us (with words, or through everyday life’s experiences even without words).

The “truth-drawer” and the “lie-drawer” in our minds determine our openness and availability to be transformed inwardly according to God’s standards and principles. God has said through Apostle Paul:

I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the LORD Almighty.”  2 Corinthians 6:18

This truth which the Scriptures declare can only become assimilated within the core of our being through internal processes within our minds, which are determined by how we perceive God, on the basis of who are parents have been (see below).

So everything that is a lie (like a stronghold in our minds) needs to be eliminated so that we may receive the Truth of Who God Is and who He says that we are.

My parents:
– Distant & uncommunicative
What I believe about myself as a result:
– I am not important
What I believe about God as a result:
– God is distant; I am not important to Him

My parents:
– were unloving to me
What I believe about myself as a result:
– I am not loved; I am not lovable
What I believe about God as a result:
– God does not love me

My parents:
– were harsh with me
What I believe about myself as a result:
– I have a sense of guilt and fear of punishment
What I believe about God as a result:
– God is angry with me and will punish me

My parents:
– were critical and judgmental
What I believe about myself as a result:
– I can never do anything right
What I believe about God as a result:
– God cannot be pleased by who I am and my actions

My parents:
– had high expectations of me
What I believe about myself as a result:
– I am only loved if I fulfill the expectations of others
What I believe about God as a result:
– I cannot be good enough to be loved by God

My parents:
– were unpredictable
What I believe about myself as a result:
– I cannot trust others; I feel insecure
What I believe about God as a result:
– God cannot be trusted; I never know what He will do

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What I believe about myself:
– I am useless and stupid
Mindset that prevails as a result:
– I cannot succeed
Behavior that follows:
– I will withdraw; I will not even try

What I believe about myself:
– I will only be loved if I do well
Mindset that prevails as a result:
– I must earn approval
Behavior that follows:
– Everything I do must be perfect

When we understand what is a lie within us, which was put there through our life’s experiences, by the help of the Holy Spirit through prayer, that lie-stronghold may be removed from our internal processes, so that we may receive God’s Truth and allow it to become the measure of our truth by which we perceive God and ourselves according to His Truth, and no longer according to our own perception of “truth” (which in fact is a lie-stronghold).

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