CHARACTERISTICS OF LEENA’S INNER HEALING PRAYER MODEL IN A NUTSHELL
In Avec magazine, Pastor Ari Puonti gives a good analysis of the inner healing methods used in Finland. He examines how various inner healing methods differ from one another due to problems and in regard to their relation to psychology, the use of the Bible, the length of the time in ministry, prayer, and the gifts of the Spirit. I use Puonti’s analysis as an aid here.
WHAT IS THE BASIS OF THE PROBLEMS?
As a result of the fall, man’s soul was cast into darkness. It was left without God’s light and direction. Man’s soul was created to be filled with and led by God’s love. Jesus says in Matthew 11:28-29 that we must come to Him in order that our souls would receive rest. When we are born again our souls return to “the Shepherd and Overseer of our souls” (see 1 Peter 2:25). If our souls are not allowed to come to God, they remain lost and become full of fear and restlessness.
WHAT IS THE FOCUS?
We have all had situations in our past in which our souls have been wounded. When we open our hearts to the love of God the Father, our wounds get healed. Sometimes circumstances have been so difficult that our souls have ended up bound very tightly in negative cords. That’s when we need deliverance.
RELATION TO THE BIBLE, THE MEANING OF PRAYER AND THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
A great deal of God’s Word is taught in ministry. We pray with the aid of the Word and God’s promises, and we minister with the authority of God. We receive in faith all the gifts of the Spirit we need in ministry, particularly the word of knowledge, prophecy, and the gift of faith. The person being ministered to is directed to Jesus for healing and improving their own love relationship with Jesus.
RELATIONSHIP TO PSYCHOLOGY
Knowledge from psychology is put to use if it is in line with Scriptures. Developmental psychology sheds light on the state of the one being ministered to.
THE LENGTH OF INNER HEALING MINISTRY
The first two times we aim at having at least three prayer ministers present during ministry with a single individual. When the Lord brings new matters to the surface another time of individual ministry can be arranged. We direct the individual to Healing Days, where he/she can receive teaching and prayer ministry. We also guide them to get teaching on inner healing and how to obtain prayer ministry from the church.