Our Biblical Foundation Christian Counselor
The Sufficiency of Scripture
At Battle For Your Life, we believe in the supremacy and sufficiency of God and His Word. We believe all Scripture is God-inspired, making it the key tool for releasing divine power in the lives of His children.
We believe the Word of God is:
- Relevant for your life, circumstances, and struggles
- Penetrating, cutting through all confusion and reaching to the very root of the problem
- Revealing, exposing the true attitudes and thoughts of the heart
- Instructive, providing teaching and training you need for your situation
- Corrective, offering true, Godly, loving correction to destructive attitudes and habits
When we believe and apply God’s Word, it becomes both the surgical scalpel that pierces and balm that heals the issues seated deep within the soul. Our team of counselors is therefore fully immersed in, reliant upon, and submitted to the Word of God, as we believe it also contains healing power by dividing the mind of your soul and spirit, joints and marrow; exposing the innermost thoughts and intentions of the heart (2 Timothy 3:16-17, Hebrews 4:12) .
Rely on the Holy Spirit
In a world of confusion, trauma, and suffering, many people become discouraged and overwhelmed and seek the advice of counselors who recommend destructive coping methods. Instead, we need the wise and transformative counsel of the Holy Spirit to give us guidance and a future of hope. The Word of God teaches us that the Holy Spirit is our trustworthy Counselor and Teacher (John 14:26). Through these roles, He:
- Gives life (John 6:64, Romans 8:2, 10)
- Reveals truth (John 14:17, 16:13)
- Gives wisdom (Acts 6:10)
- Reveals the Father’s will (John 16:13, Romans 8:26-27)
- Frees us from sin, addiction, bondage (Romans 8:15)
- Empowers you to live rightly (Romans 8:4-5, 13)
- Purifies hearts (Romans 2:29)
- Produces fruit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, self-control (Romans 14:17; Galatians 5:22)
- Encourages us (Acts 9:31)
Therefore, we believe that sharing the Holy Spirit’s divine wisdom is the key to helping our clients find joy, meaning, hope, and healing in the One who holds their future in His hands.
Furthermore, He alone also has the power to transform believers increasingly into Christ-likeness by empowering them to follow God’s revealed will, making Him our best Advocate and Trainer.
The battle for life change is not easily won, but we believe it is achievable through the help of the Holy Spirit, the encouragement of our counselors, and a strong community of faith as your support system.
There is an Invisible Battle going on
We believe many Christians are unaware that the nature of their battle is not merely physical, but spiritual: “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places (Ephesians 6:12).” The physical aspect of the battle is just the visible sign one may see on the surface, such as chronic bodily fatigue, marital infidelity, or infighting among church members. The real battle takes place in the spirit realm between the Kingdom of God and the kingdom of darkness – this is where Christians should fight all their battles.
Depending on the situation, battles may require that a person make specific adjustments to their physical and spiritual lives. A physical adjustment could mean changing one’s schedule to spend more time with family, while a spiritual adjustment could mean spending more time in prayer, fasting, or Bible study. In either case, our team believes in effectively executing the strategy identified by Jesus in Mark 3:27, “No one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man. And then he will plunder his house.” We believe one must “bind the strong man” (conquer spiritual force of wickedness) before one can “plunder his house” (achieve spiritual victory).
Our counselors are equipped to help you identify the strong man which is destroying your purpose, health soul or purpose. There is power in knowing your enemy, binding him and then demolishing him!
Let satan not take advantage of you, for we at Battle For Your Life are not ignorant to the devices of your enemy (2 Corinthians 2:11)
Preparation for the Battle is Required!
We believe Christians have the right to experience peace of mind. Couples have the right to experience joy in their marriage. Churches have the right to prosper and grow in faith. But satan, our clever and cunning adversary, has come to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10). We must battle against this enemy with keen spiritual awareness before victory can be won to reclaim what is rightfully ours.
Thankfully, this is our specialty.
Battle For Your Life counselors offer tactical, Spirit-led, Biblical counseling to help you strategize and succeed in spiritual warfare. Our ministry motto: “For by wise counsel you will wage your own war, And in a multitude of counselors there is safety (Proverbs 24:6).”
Jesus further underscores the importance of being strategic and tactical when entering spiritual warfare, saying, “Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. Won’t he first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand (Luke 14:31)?” Likewise, we believe the infallible counsel of the Holy Spirit is essential to consider and follow before engaging in spiritual warfare to ensure victory in battle.
Spiritual Armor & Proper Use of Spiritual Weapons is Essential
We believe that the bible would not mention armor or provide you weapons, if there is no battle. (2 Timothy 2:3)
You are automatically enlisted as a believer as a soldier for war in God’s army. The whole armor of God as identified below in Ephesians 6:13-18 – is not meant to be taken off:
- Stand firm girding your waist with God’s TRUTH
- Put on BREASTPLATE of RIGHTEOUSNESS
- Come with your feet fitted with readiness from the GOSPEL of PEACE
- Take up your SHIELD of FAITH
- Place on the HELMET of SALVATION
- Effectively use the SWORD of the SPIRIT (word of God)
Additional weapons- for Effective Spiritual Warfare:
- the Gospel of the Kingdom (Romans 1:16)
- the name of Jesus (Acts 3:16, 4:30, 16:18, Phillipians 2:10)
- the blood of Jesus (Colossians 1:19-20, Ephesians 1:7-10, Hebrews 9:14,22, Leviticus 7:11)
- the Holy Spirit (John 14:26, Romans 8:26, John 16:12-15, 2 Corinthians 3:17, Romans 15:13)
- prayer (Phillipians 4:6, Mark 11:24, James 5:16, Matthew 26:41, Ephesians 6:18)
We believe successful spiritual warfare requires that people be fully equipped with all these weapons. Before you engage in spiritual warfare, you must repent! It is best not to go to war unadvised.
We also believe spiritual warfare is easier if you are immersed in the Holy Spirit, Filled with the Holy and overflow with the fullness of the Holy Spirit. If this has not been your experience, do not worry. Our counselors are prepared to help assist you in this area!
Through Holy-Spirit led, Biblical Counseling – There is VICTORY!
We believe, the journey to victory begins with acknowledging the Word of God as the source of all truth and accepting the Holy Spirit as our wonderful Counselor and Teacher. With His help, we can experience complete healing, deliverance, and restoration in our souls, marriages, and congregations, by fighting strategically against the adversary through wise counsel and spiritual warfare.
If we try to approach our battles, whether emotional, physical, relational, or spiritual, by earthly means, we will not get to the root of the problem and cannot truly achieve victory.
This is why our counselors will train you how to use the weapons that God has freely given you so that you can fight victoriously.
No matter what type of struggle you are facing, whether inward, physical, or spiritual, and whether it involves only you, your marriage, or your congregation, it is ultimately requires some level of spiritual warfare.
Our counselors are here to help you apply the powerful Word of God and rely on the true and transforming power of the Holy Spirit to identify the schemes of the enemy at work in your life and gain victory for your life with the weapons God has provided.
It is this Biblical foundation and understanding of our human struggle that helps those we serve achieve true transformation and victory in their lives and marriage.
To your VICTORY!