Stages of Deliverance from “Denial” and Blindness
Stage 1. No. I don’t believe it.
>Difficult to receive the truth
>Current paradigm is strong
>Refuses to let go of the world and world’s system
When presented with truth, the opposite of the lies we’ve been taught in a world that operates under the power of the father of lies, it is impossible for us to receive it at this stage. We are agitated when someone presents us with revelation knowledge about the Word of God such as “Participation in sororities and fraternities is idolatry.” We respond, “That isn’t my understanding of ‘it.'” “The Hebrew Israelites are black. Israel is not true Israel.” Revelation 3:9 “Take note, I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie—I will make them come and bow down at your feet and make them know [without any doubt] that I have loved you.” We respond, “I don’t believe that. That’s impossible.”
Stage 2. What difference does it make?
>Caught a glimpse of truth
>The truth hurts
>Refuses to change your thought pattern
>The world still has the power to seduce you
When presented with truth, now we glimpse it but we shake off what we see. “Participation in sororities and fraternities is idolatry.” We respond, “What difference does it make if we make pledges to idols and false gods as long as we’re doing things to help the community and to spread love?” “The Hebrew Israelites are black. Israel is not true Israel.” Revelation 3:9 “Take note, I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie—I will make them come and bow down at your feet and make them know [without any doubt] that I have loved you.” We respond, “I read that the Hebrew Israelites were cursed and part of the curse was to be brought into slavery on slave ships. But the people who are in Israel now were annihilated in the Holocaust. I’ve sent money there and supported the cause through my church.”
Stage 3. I see what you’re saying, but…
>Sees the truth but your flesh still rejects it
>Holding on to bits and pieces of your strong paradigm
>Debates using previous paradigms as justification
>Your grip on the world is somewhat loosening because Holy Spirit is working
When presented with truth, now we see it but we don’t want to stop sinning. “Participation in sororities and fraternities is idolatry.” We respond, “Don’t talk to me about this subject any more. I enjoy the perks of being involved in my fraternity; I am acknowledged and revered in this organization. I am popular. It gives me status. I have invested my life in this. Don’t mention it to me again. I will ask for forgiveness later.” “The Hebrew Israelites are black. Israel is not true Israel.” Ezekiel 37:21-23 “Say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God, ‘Behold, I am going to take the children of Israel from among the nations where they have gone, and I will gather them from every side and bring them into their own land; and I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel; and one king will be king over all of them; and they will no longer be two nations, and will no longer be divided into two kingdoms. They will no longer defile themselves with their idols, or with their detestable things, or with any of their transgressions; but I will save them from all their transgressions in which they have sinned, and I will cleanse them. So they will be My people, and I will be their God.’ We respond, “I understand that 1948 could not have been the date of the reunification of Israel because of the Word of God says that when He restores Israel as a nation, Jesus will actually reign over them and Israel will have permanent peace. I see that Israel still doesn’t have peace now as Palestine continues to attack and the UN has made sanctions about the temple that excludes Israel. But… the government says and mega pastors still say that Israel is Israel so I’m going with what the world says. What difference does it make who true Israel is and what color Jesus is anyway? Why can’t we just all love each other?”
Stage 4.💡 I can see clearly now; the veil is lifted.
>Some Revelation Knowledge, Healing, Deliverance
>Has limited revelation knowledge of the truth
>Still learning and discovering truth in phases designed by Holy Spirit
>Still peeling off layers of lies, deception, religion, and tradition and worldliness
>In an ongoing process
>Allowing Holy Spirit to work
>Knows in part and prophesies in part
When presented with truth, now we see it and we repent of our sins and turn from them. “Participation in sororities and fraternities is idolatry.” We now respond, “I’m sorry. It has been a difficult process to get me to relinquish the world’s standards and embrace the truth. I repent of my sin and denounce my affiliation with organizations rooted in paganism and idolatry.” “The Hebrew Israelites are black. Israel is not true Israel.” I understand that if Jesus and His family were sent to Egypt to hide from the king that they just have been the same color as the Egyptians. Paul, a Hebrew, was mistaken for an Egyptian so he must have been of a darker race. I have studied and researched for myself and see that Israel was originally in Northeast Africa but the synagogue of Satan built a canal and separated Israel from Africa and using psychological warfare, established a “Middle East” to imprint on the minds of God’s people that Israel was not in Africa. There are still parts of this awakening with which I struggle but I know Holy Spirit will complete the work He started in me.”
Stage 5. I now possess all truth.
>Jesus has returned
>2nd Coming of Christ
>Transfigured, complete, and made in His image
>Possess all knowledge through His perfecting us
As knowledgeable and smart as we want to think we are, we will not have all knowledge and truth until Jesus’s return. Pride will cause us to believe that we are superior to others because we possess knowledge and information that they do not. God awakens His people with His Spirit. Stay humble. We only know what Holy Spirit reveals to us. We aren’t that smart. Remember when you were in denial and blind then give people the grace to go through the process that you went through. Pray for them. Love them. There will be those whose hearts are hardened and who refuse to see the truth. Pray for them that their hearts soften before it’s too late. Which stage are you in? How do you know for sure? Jené Elaine Walker