Pain Medicine

Loneliness, confusion, heartbreak, disappointment, fear, uncertainty; these things can be conquered by trusting in the Lord Jesus, because He died and shed His blood for you, and, in so doing, paid the price for your sin.  And sin is the cause of all our problems. Through Jesus, you can have victory over sin and over the trials of life.

It is also important for us to know that unless we accept His free gift of Salvation, our final destination is the Lake of Fire where we will suffer eternal torment and suffering and be cut off forever from God’s presence.  In Hell there will be no second chance to accept Jesus.  You must make a decision now.

If you are tired of living a life of sin, if you are tired of trying to get to Heaven by your own “good works,” but finding yourself constantly falling short, if you are tired of searching and searching for something to fill that void in your life, if you are tired of being lonely, if you want to finally know what God’s plan is for you, if you want direction, guidance, purpose, and meaning in your life, then, you’ve come to the right place.  Let me bring you before the presence of the Lord Jesus.  Just say:

“Lord Jesus, I am a sinner and need forgiveness.  I believe that you died and shed your precious blood for my sins.  Please forgive my sins and come into my heart and life as my personal Saviour.  Thank you, for forgiving me.”

That’s it!  If you meant what you just said, and have trusted Jesus as your Saviour, you have just begun a wonderful new life with Him.  You are saved!  Now:

1.  Read your Bible (King James Version) every day to get to know Jesus Christ better.

2. Talk to God in prayer every day.

3. Be baptized, worship, fellowship, and serve with other Christians in a church where Christ is preached and the Bible is the final authority.

4. Tell others about Jesus Christ.

To help you in your Christian walk, I highly recommend the booklet “The Next Step” from Chick Publications.  It is an excellent primer on the Christian life and will get you off to a good start. 

Now one more thing: you need to understand why you are saved and be sure.  Satan will try to make you feel you are not saved, but if you understand your salvation and why Jesus is the only way of salvation, you will not be troubled.  Click her for a brief FAQ on salvation.  After that, Rejoice!

May God richly bless you as you walk with Him.

The Still Man

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15 Responses to Pain Medicine

  1. Kimberly Garcia says:

    Amen. I believe you 100% Only God can truly heal the soul.

  2. George Weigel says:

    In march of 1980 I became a born again,spirit filled Christian. I started getting involved in the choir, was the associate youth pastor, was involved in the healing ministry, and the deliverance ministry. In 1985 I went to missionary school and joined the staff in 1986
    In 1987 I went with a team to the island of Grenada to start a full time ministry and training school.I have done missionary work in Haiti,the Dominican Republic, Jamaica,Canada and Guatemala. In 1993 I went to Russia to help start a church and served as the Associate Pastor, Youth Pastor, outreach coordinator. After awhile a Russian girl in our church that had been saved and I started dating.Later this girl and I were married and two months later we moved back to the United States and became involved in several ministries in my home church.Five years later,with two children we moved to Missouri and were involved in teaching Sunday school to four year olds.A few years later my wife started working the night shift at the hospital. We were having a few marital problems and she met a man at work that was having marital problems with his wife and they started talking.A few months later my wife started getting home from work late. She also started going grocery shopping doing the middle of the night. A few months later when I came home from work I was told that my wife was pregnant and the baby wasn’t mine,and that she wanted a divorce. I had a nervous breakdown and later started experiencing chronic depression at times and mania at other times.Since I was already a born again, spirit filled Christian, Licensed Minister and missionary I started praying for deliverance from depression and mania,and I have been prayed for many times by other members of my home church and the pastors of the church,for deliverance. I have been seeing a psychiatrist and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and put on antidepressants, mood stabilizers, antipsychotics and an antianxiety medication. I am tired of taking medications and being diagnosed with a mental illness. I pray everyday, read my bible daily,share scripture on Facebook, and attend church services every Sunday.I even anointed myself with oil and prayed for deliverance from depression and mania. I don’t know what else to do.

    • Hello, George.

      First of all, I want to applaud you for your service to the Lord. It takes a brave and dedicated person to go out on the mission field and serve in all the capacities you have.

      I believe that all psychological disorders, such as bipolar disorder, are the manifestation of sin in our lives, quite possibly due to a generational curse. This is important, because the sin that brought on the curse must be confessed in order for a person to be delivered from the curse. Though you have prayed for deliverance and others have prayed for your deliverance, you have not told me that you have confessed any sin.

      The Bible says that all disobedience is sin, but all sin is not alike. There are sins that God “winks at” according to the Bible, and there are sins that God really hates. This latter sin, which God calls abomination, includes sins like adultery, homosexuality, witchcraft, etc., which God has promised to punish with a generational curse (Exodus 20:5, 34:7). I believe mental illness to be a manifestation of a generational based on the previous verses and Genesis 3:16. Because generational sin is so serious, it is my belief that God does not apply the blood of Jesus automatically to those sins when we are saved. God wants us to first confess those sins before He will apply the blood of Jesus to them. This is one of the purposes of 1 John 1:9: “If we confess our sins, He [Jesus] is faithful and just to forgive us our sin, and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

      We cannot, therefore, merely pray for deliverance. We must confess our sins and pray for deliverance. Many Christians are surprised to hear that a person can be saved and still be under a generational curse, because they misinterpret 1 John 1:9 to mean that when we accept Jesus as our Savior, we are cleansed from all sin, including generational sin. They fail to realize that the operative word in this verse is “confess.” Most Christians don’t understand that Salvation and Deliverance are two totally separate things. Salvation is deliverance from the punishment of sin, which is spiritual death, Hell, and eternal punishment in the Lake of Fire. Deliverance, however, is deliverance from a generational curse. The Bible does not say that one must confess sins to be saved, but that one must merely confess Jesus Christ with our mouth and believe in our heart that He is Lord (Romans 10:9,10). You can be saved therefore, without confessing one single sin. 1 John 1:9, however, makes it clear that one must confess sins in order to be delivered. And this is backed up by James 5:15,16, as you and I know that sickness can not only be physical, but also mental, or spiritual as well. I must make it clear at this point that when I say confession, I am not talking about confessing your sins to a priest as is done in the Roman Catholic church. I mean confessing your sins in your secret prayers to God alone.

      I recommend you read our article on generational curses. It will bless you. Confess your sins, George, and the Good Lord will heal you and lift you up.

      Your servant,
      TSM

  3. Ann Barry says:

    What IF one has bipolar BEFORE becoming a believer? Is it [any/all mental illness]
    a demonic stronghold/oppression/influence?
    Jesus cast out demons THEN people became believers, right?
    Should the church be doing the same today as Jesus did then?
    Can one really be saved, really be a believer/follower IF under a demonic stronghold?
    I have seen those with physical illnesses receive empathy, help, prayers, visits.
    WHY do those with mental illnesses receive judgment, cold advice, shunning & shaming?
    Un-confessed sin is root problem for mental patients, BUT not for physical patients?

    • Your points are very valid, Ann. As a matter of fact, unconfessed sin is a root problem of many physical ailments also. The Apostle Paul, for example, said that because many in the Church at Corinth would eat the Lord’s Supper “unworthily” (they would get drunk from the wine, treat the bread as though it were merely food rather than a symbol of Christ’s body, and were uncharitable in that they would bring bread from home, but not provide for those who had no bread) they were afflicted, and he added: “For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep (died)” (1 Corinthians 11:30). Recall also that Jesus told the cripple man whom He healed by the pool at Bethesda, “Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee” (John 5:14). This makes it clear that the man’s being cripple was due to sin in his life.

      You are right: there is a stigma attached to mental illness that you don’t see with physical illness. I believe this is because many in Church leadership today lack the discernment to know when a sickness might be the result of sin in a person’s life. It may also be due to fear because of the historically negative portrayal of the mentally ill in the media. Those with mental illness deserve compassion and should receive the same love and support as anyone else who needs help. We are all sinners saved by grace.

      Regarding having bipolar before one is saved, it is very possible, as salvation is based on trusting in the blood of Jesus and nothing else. You can therefore be saved and still be under a generational curse, which, I believe, is the root of mental illness. Yes, the church should be doing as Jesus did, but the problem is that most Christians don’t know what you and I know. Besides, many Christians are themselves living in sin and are thus unable to do a thing for anyone else.

      TSM

  4. jie says:

    hi brother, the prayer link somehow doesnt work so i apologize for putting it here. i just want you to pray for my woman who is bipolar, her name is Isa from canarsie brooklyn. my life as a christian spiral downward for a time cuz its heavy on me to take care of her and im afraid that it will come violently if God isnt with us. There is too much to say but i need help and she need help cuz her inner longing is for me to stay and help her but i bear the pain and consequence being with her. but people especially men will only use her and many times she got dump for being who she is and she is a very lonely woman. without me she will get worse and be alone again. we try to pray but i just need more prayers. its difficult. voices would say just leave her and God will take care of her. but i was thinking how will god help her? she been in medical institution and appointments for life and nothing happen except more problems. voices again in my head will say others can help her but in my conscience am i not i already doing that? im torn. If God God will send her someone then who is that. In her life none did. but voices in my head will just say “save yourself from problems”. i would and i can but should i? there is no actually audible voices i heard but reason in my head. im broken and feel sorry for the woman i love who depend on me for support despite her bipolar. pls help i cannot stress this enough. i need prayers. afraid of demonic attack both against myself as a struggling christian and her bipolar streak, pls help. Thank you

    • Hello, Jie, I will pray for your woman, but I must tell you from the outset that if you are living and having sexual relations with a woman outside of marriage, then you are contributing to that poor girl’s problems. I only say that because you used the term “woman” instead of wife. If you are married, then please forgive my presumption. In any case, I feel your pain, and I want you to know that I will pray for you and your woman. God bless you.

      TSM

      • Jie says:

        Thanks for your answers. Its been awhile since i visited the site. Yes i know your concern and its my best spiritual interest to honor our union in manner where its sacred to God. Im very confident that will bless us in our relationship. Thank you for your prayers and advice. I took it in heart. Its been tough with me and her as usual but there’s considerable small improvement. But being focus on God should always be the priority and i always know it. Thank you again

        P.S if u could please just delete my first message. I shouldnt put out my name and place for a reason. Just know i receive your answers and value it. God bless you and your family 10 fold

  5. Celeste says:

    Hi All,

    I thought this blog was interesting because it calls sin by its name. I have a sister in Christ who is suffering from this disease. She is in her 40’s and says that she developed bipolar 10 years ago, she also happened to mention that she became a Seventh Day Adventist Christian 10 years ago -- maybe a coincidence, maybe not. Not only that she is one of our most faithful missionary workers and recently we were talking about doing more outreach in our community -- until the bipolar thing crept up. Now she can’t sleep, can’t eat, has been from hospital to hospital looking for “the right medication” and it’s just so sad to see a believer let herself be manipulated by Satan. I tried telling her that she needs to pray and confess any hidden sin. But she always replies that no one trusts like she trusts, and no one prays as often as she prays. Immediately I knew she was speaking out of pride because how can you affirm that there’s no more growth for you to do spiritually?.

    I find that many Bipolar, ADHD, Depressive, Narcissistic (actually Narcissists are the type who can’t admit they have a problem let alone seek divine guidance). What these have in common is that they believe that they’re victims. I was diagnosed with ADHD as a child and as an adult, but when my mother took away the sweets and soda I was able to focus and do well. As an adult once I changed my diet. Yes, many of the diseases from which men and women suffer are the result of mental depression caused by poor diets. Grief, anxiety, discontent, remorse, guilt, distrust, all tend to break down the life forces and to invite decay and death. Diet has a lot to do with your mental well-being. I should know! And even through our appetites we allow the devil to gain entrance.

    Do we not remember the scene of Jesus at the wilderness battling temptation? Why did He overcome? Because he was focused on the rewards of eternal life, not the temporal “feel-good” rewards that the devil offers.

    “Turned away from God, the tempter can bring them under his rule. He can control humanity.

    The theory of mind control mind was originated by Satan, to introduce himself as the chief worker, to put human philosophy where divine philosophy should be. Of all the errors that are finding acceptance among professedly Christian people, none is a more dangerous deception, none more certain to separate man from God, than is this.

    True doctors should educate the people to look from the human to the divine. Instead of teaching the sick to depend upon human beings for the cure of soul and body, he should direct them to the One who can save to the uttermost all who come unto Him. He who made man’s mind knows what the mind needs. God alone is the One who can heal. Those whose minds and bodies are diseased are to behold in Christ the restorer. “Because I live, He says, “ye shall live also.” John 14:19. This is the life we are to present to the sick, telling them that if they have faith in Christ as the restorer, if they co-operate with Him, obeying the laws of health, and striving to perfect holiness in His fear, He will impart to them His life. When we present Christ to them in this way, we are imparting a power, a strength, that is of value; for it comes from above. This is the true science of healing for body and soul. ” Ministry of Healing by Ellen G. White

    Just my two cents. God bless you all -- Seek Him now that he may be found and stop being so wrapped up in SELF and in your own minds! Amen.

    • Thank you, for your comment, Celeste, but Seventh Day Adventism has been plagued with errors from it’s foundation: from the false prophecy of Jesus’ return in 1844 (which, of course, didn’t happen), to Ellen G. White’s purported “prophet” status. Adventists quote White far more than they quote Jesus Christ Himself, just as the Mormons do Joseph Smith (who also claimed to be a prophet) and the Jehovah’s Witnesses do Charles T. Russell. This, combined with their over-emphasis on the Sabbath, makes the SDA organization more a works-based cult than a faith-based Christian “denomination.” It is therefore, not surprising that your friend became bipolar around the same time she joined the SDA organization.

  6. Rachelle says:

    Hi My name is Rachelle.
    I have been in church all my life and thought i was serving God with all my life until i was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in 2009. My world collapsed and I don’t know what to believe anymore.
    I already asked Jesus to come into my life and I can’t believe that i am possessed by evil spirits even though I can’t explain what happened to me.
    I AM JUST CONFUSED.

    • Don’t be confused Rachelle. Bipolar Disorder is not caused by demon possession; it is caused by demonic influence. That simply means that there is unconfessed sin in your life (maybe generational) that has given Satan authority in your life. You can get your life back asking the Holy Spirit to reveal what sins He wants you to confess and confessing those sins. You can do this. In fact, Jesus wants you to do this and He will help you, if you ask Him.

      --TSM

  7. Vinay Kaikini says:

    I am gripped badly by Satan since one and a half year now. I prayed the prayer on this page with true heart and I could feel a fresh new life and the Satan suddenly got vanished. I am believing that my sins have forgiven by Jesus and I am saved. Thank you Jesus

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