[quote="uglygal, post:1, topic:129046"]
What is it? I can't really locate any good resources on it. Does anyone have any links?
The main answers i'm looking for regarding oppression is ....
* what is it?
* what are signs / symptoms of it?
* how to get rid of it?
* why does God allow it?
* if Jesus is the remedy /savior from this demonic oppression, than why should one who trusted him with everything trust him to deliver them? and why didn't he protect them before? Where was this savior when his lamb was being devoured????
any information would be much appreciated. All I have come across so far is protestant bible ministries deliverance sites that do not have many answers. Any good information would be much appreciated.
thankyou in advance :)
I had a quick glance at a couple of your other posts on your profile. Obviously you claim you were regularly abused in some sort of Catholic institution, whether a church, school, orphanage or whatever. And it seems you've never gotten over it.
Generally speaking we have some sort of spiritual barrier around us which protects us as children. But through traumatic experiences this barrier can be broken or dented, and we become suscectible to demonic influence, which can lead to despair and other problems.
I think this may have happened in your case.
In your case there are two factors - spiritual and psychiatric. I think you need to see a Catholic psychiatrist who also has a strong spiritual bent. Until you do, I think you might have an uphill battle.
I know forgiveness is part of it. I had a lot of emotional abuse from my father, and I have to admit I still haven't forgiven him fully. I'm working on it, but reluctantly. However I suspect not much is going to change until I do.
I'll go a bit deeper. He appeared to me the night he died. I've been through this before on other posts. However at one stage, he did say, "Son, you've got to forgive me!" I yelled back, "You treated me like dirt for 20 years, and now you want forgiveness!!" To which he responded, "Son, it's not my sake. It's too late for me. It's for your sake. If you don't forgive me, you'll destroy yourself!!"
So it appears forgiveness is not for the benefit of the offender, but for the forgiver. Easy to say, but hard to do. It's possible the offender or offenders couldn't care less. Caiaphas and Annas showed no sign of remorse or repentance after condeming Christ, despite the fact He forgave them on the cross. I can only assume they're paying for it even now.
That's part of my experience. But I think you need a spiritual psychiatrist, and I'd suggest you stick to a Catholic one if you can find one. As I noted in one of my other posts, there is a good one in Brisbane I can recommend, but I don't know anyone else.