Wounds and Sins
As we mature, we interpret experiences with our mind;
but, before we have developed intellect with which to
reason, we have a spirit within us. As we begin to form
within the womb, that breath from God which is the core
of our essence begins to respond sensitively to the world
around it, thus, we are able to be wounded and to sin in
response to hurts
received in the womb.
As the right-to-choose movement grows, it is important to
understand the truth about God given life, spiritual as
well as physical within the womb. This lesson presents
both the scriptural base and modem research supporting
our belief that unborn children are vested with a
personal spirit at conception, and are able to sense and
understand the nature of the world around them; and thus
capable of sin.
Yet you brought me out of the womb; you made me trust in
you even at my mother's breast From birth I was cast upon
you; from my mother's womb you have been my God Psalms
Can we sin in our personal spirits?
Yes! To sin is to miss the mark. Scripture indicates we
do sin in our personal spirits, which were given to us at
Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord does not count
against him and in whose spirit is no deceit Psalm 32:2
"Create in me a pure heart, 0 God, and renew a
steadfast spirit within me?' Psalm
"I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit
within you; and I will remove from you your heart of
stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my
Spirit in you... "Ezekiel 36:26-27
"A generation that did not prepare its heart, and
whose spirit was not faithful to God?' Psalms 78:8
us clean ourselves from all defilement of flesh and
ll Corinthians 7:1
Can we sin within the womb? Yes! We are sinners from the
"Even from birth the wicked go astray; from the womb
they are wayward and speak lies." Psalms 58:3
"Well do I know how treacherous you are; you were
called a rebel from birth. Isaiah48:8
God gives us our spirit.
"The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the
Almighty gave me life"
The spirit gives life to the body.
"As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith
without deeds is death " James 2:26 God gives us
understanding in our spirit.
But there is a spirit in man, and the breath of the
Almighty gives him understanding. Job32:8 NKJ
Our spirit is eternal.
"And the dust returns to the ground and the spirit
returns to God... "Ecclesiastes 12:7
Elizabeth fostered her child in the womb.
In biblical times, pregnant women spent a great deal of
time in peaceful seclusion, believing the child's
character is formed during the first three months in the
womb. They spent this time praying, meditating and
singing psalms to the Lord.
research confirms that there is active life in the womb.
Thomas Verney confirms Scripture in his book, The Secret
Life 0f the Unborn Child; his extensive research
o Unborn babies hear, taste, feel and learn in the womb.
o Womb experiences shape a child's attitude and
expectations about himself.
o Deep, persistent patterns of feeling in the mother
affect the unborn child.
o Father's feelings about wife and unborn child also
o If the womb is friendly, a baby may be predisposed to
good health, happiness and normal development; if the
womb is unfriendly, the baby may be predisposed to ill
health, nervousness, irritability, and arrested
Research indicates that babies are keenly aware of
Ambivalent emotions such as wanting a child, but
disliking pregnancy, or wanting to be a mother, but
fearing the delivery, worrying about money, yet trusting
in God to provide, creates confusion in the baby's
ability to filly take hold of life. The baby may come
forth listless, shy, or very reserved. He/she may be
unsure of if, or where he/she fit in.
There is evidence of remembered womb experiences, such as
actual memories of birth trauma, induced labor, and
breech birth. As well as dreams representing womb
There are behaviors in infancy, childhood and adulthood,
which correspond directly to known womb experiences
Verney reports on infants refusing to bond with mother's
who rejected them in the womb.
Sound has an impact on the unborn
Quarreling, yelling, screaming, and loud noises can have
adverse effects. It has been noted that music also
effects the unborn child. Works by Vivaldi and Mozart are
calming; Beethoven and rock music cause kicking, and
violent motions in the womb.
study correlating abortion attempt and teenage suicide
One psychiatric study revealed a correlation between time
of year when the mother tried to abort and the time of
year the teenager tried to commit suicide. There was also
a correlation between methods. It was noted that a
mother's attempted abortion by sharp instrument, or
chemical, correlated with the method of attempted suicide
of the teenager; either by overdose or sharp object i.e.,
knife, razor etc.
Research tells us that even the planning of an abortion
does harm to the child. Those who do choose abortion also
suffer from the consequences of this sin, such as guilt,
shame, loss and loneliness, or experience an inability to
feel. A hardened heart may be a result of this choice.
The healing of prenatal wounds will be discussed in the
Healing for those who have had abortions
The individual must understand that what they did was
commit murder. It wasn't a mistake, or a procedure. Do
not let them blame parents or partner. We cannot allow
them to avoid responsibility for what they did. We must
own it, to disown it! Don't allow them to side step or
get around this fact. Only when they have owned it, and
repented can they receive his/her full pardon. It is
important to note that the male must also take
responsibility for this murder as well.
Lead the person in asking God's forgiveness for murdering
his/her baby. Assure the person that Jesus loves him/her
and that he/she is forgiven.
Wounding and Sins
While in the womb, unborn children may absorb a variety
of wounding experiences. In their spirits they may react
with defensiveness, resentment, aggression, distrust, or
withdrawal, and grow to adulthood expressing attitudes
still lodged in their hearts.
This lesson explores the conditions, symptoms and healing
of four common in-utero experiences.
o When a child is conceived out of wedlock
o When the parents perception is that this child has come
at a bad time
o When a child is perceived to be the "wrong"
o When a child is put up for adoption
In each of these cases, a child may react wrongly to the
woundings and Thus later in life reap the consequences of
sin in the womb. Special emphasis on the problems of
adoption gives PDM's tools with which to help adoptive
parents bring their adopted children to life.
Thy face, 0 lord, I shall seek.... For my father and my
mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me up.
Psalms 2 7:8,10
It is not what happens to a child inside or outside the
womb, but how a child responds to the experiences of
life. Not all children with similar womb experiences
react in the same way. God-given temperament and grace
Parental inversion: A burden-bearing child who senses
mother's and father's hurt may come out of the womb
taking responsibility for the guilt, shame, blame and
confusion of the parents,
Healing the wounding in this area:
Recognition of the problem takes place by the examination
of the fruit. Help the client understand the relationship
between in-utero sins and wounds and the current problems
or fruit. Help them to see how they are reaping what has
Ask the client to renounce every word curse spoken over
him./her while he/she was in the womb. Be specific, i.e.,
"that I was a mistake, that I was an accident, that
I should be dead, that my timing was bad, that I am to
blame for my parents embarrassment, shame, guilt, that I
am an intrusion, burden, or hindrance in my parents'
lives. Have the client repent for any bitterness in
he/she that was formed in the womb.
Have the client forgive parents, every family member,
every doctor, nurse and technician. Have the client say
"I set them all free, now I accept the report of the
Lord that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I was
called before the foundation of the world, called by my
first name by Father God according to His purpose and His
Glory. I choose life, I choose life, I choose life! I put
to death on the cross all habits patterns and structures
that binder my walk with the Lord, i.e., death wish,
accident proneness, performance orientation, parental
and any sense of illegitimacy.
There are no illegitimate children, just sinful parents
Now speak God's forgiveness over them. Say, "because
you have forgiven, God can
forgive you, I flood your soul of souls with the
forgiveness of Almighty God, in Jesus'
Holy name. You are not an accident, a burden or a
mistake. You are a gift and joy from Almighty God."
the Lord to cleanse all ambivalence off the client's
spirit, so that he/she can take hold of life without
When the child is the wrong sex
The spirit of the child in the womb knows that he/she is
not who the parents wanted.
Some of the symptoms of not being the right sex are:
o Death wish
o Performance Orientation and a sense of futility -
"I can never please."
why should I even try?
o Confusion, especially in regard to gender, such as
tomboy or being very effeminate. There can be a confusion
of sexual polarities.
o Shame, in regard to their-own sex. "I an a
o Secrecy, detachment, excessive privacy. If I let you
see me and know me you will reject me. I have been
rejected in the womb, and I know that I will be rejected
when I come out. Some of the problems that may arise as
adults are agoraphobia, or an irrational fear of open or
When praying for those who were made to feel that they
were the wrong sex, remember that his/her heart must be
thinking must be changed.
o Ask God to speak to the child within. Remind the client
that the Lord never makes a mistake. He chose him/her
before the foundation of the world. He called him/her by
name and planned
what sex they should be.
o Pray to set the person free from the lie
that they are the wrong sex.
o Call the person into the fullness of their manhood/
womanhood. Do this several times during the session,
and always in Jesus' Holy name.
Ask the Lord to heal the traumas of teasing, ridicule,
and criticism in regard to masculinity for a woman and
effeminacy for a man.
o Invite the person to forgive their parents for wanting
a different child.
o Invite the person to confess and repent of any
judgements against them.
o Invite the person to renounce any word curse spoken
over them in the womb, and speak forgiveness over anyone
who might have cursed them, then have the client receive
o Pray that the Lord reaches down into the client's
spirit and straightens the crossed polarities of sexual
confusion. Have the client see two poles. Ask them to
see, man written on one and woman, written on the other.
Have them see these poles crossed, or confused. Ask
him/her to renounce all sexual confusion and as they do
this, ask them to see the poles uncrossed and set up
straight, by the power of God,
o Assign disciplines that choose and affirm the sexual
identity of the person, i.e., buying a pretty dress for
the female and playing baseball for the male.
When a child is given up for adoption
The spirit of an unborn child knows rejection even in the
womb. The newborn knows by the spirit that he/she is not
with natural parents, and often yearns for them; symptoms
o Death wish, and performance orientation.
o Fear of rejection may cause an adopted child to need
too much love or reject love all together.
o Pathological lying can occur due to the unborn being
lied to (when conceived a covenant is assumed that you
loved, and wanted me or you would have never conceived
me) This is a judgement in the womb that parent's lied.
occurs when the unborn judges that, which was rightfully
theirs was stolen.
"You stole my right to a safe and secure family
o Identity Crisis may occur and exhibit fruit of trying
to be everything to everyone and "Now I have no idea
of who I really am."
Praying for healing of adopted children
o Help them to recognize wounds and sins
o Lead them to confession/repentance/forgiveness
o Pray having the client renounce his/her death wish, P0,
Anger, sense of rejection, renouncing and crushing vows
that" No one will ever get close enough to hurt me
o Help the client identify with the Lord, who knew
rejection throughout His own life.
FOLLOW THE FRUIT TO the ROOT, and ALWAYS SEEK THE
GUIDANCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AS YOU GO THROUGH THIS
At some point, adopted children may "need" to
find their natural parents. Finding birth parents may
help the client resolve their identity crisis, bring
closure, and give them real people to forgive.
There is hope in the Lord.
God brings us into this world. He breathed life into us.
He chose us, planned us, and called us by our name. If
God did not breathe life into us, we would simply be a
We are not a mistake of nature, nor a biological
accident. Father God called us according to His purpose
Deuteronomy 23:2 (NAS) - No one of illegitimate birth
shall enter the assembly of the Lord; none of his
descendants, even to the tenth generation, shall enter
the assembly of the Lord.
Job 32:8 - But it is the spirit in a man, the breath of
the Almighty, that gives him understanding.
Job 33:4-The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the
Almighty gives me life.
Psalm 10:14 - But you, 0 God, do see trouble and grief;
you consider it to take it in hand. The victim commits
himself to you; you are the helper of the fatherless.
Psalm 22:9-10 - Yet you brought me out of the womb; you
made met rust in you even at my mother's breast. From
birth I was cast upon you; from my mothers womb you have
been my God.
Psalm 27:10 (NAS) - For my father and my mother have
forsaken me, but the LORD will take me up.
Psalm 32:2- Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord does
not count against him and in whose spirit is no deceit.
Psalm 51:5-6 - Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from
the time my mother conceived me. Surely you desire truth
in the inner parts; you teach me wisdom in the inmost
Psalm 51:10 - Create in me a pure heart, 0 God, and renew
a steadfast spirit within me.
Psalm 58:3 - Eve from birth the wicked go astray; from
the womb they are wayward and speak lies.
Psalm 68:5-6 - A father to the fatherless, a defender of
widows, is God in his holy dwelling. Cod sets the lonely
in families, he leads forth the prisoners with singing;
but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.
Psalm 78:8 - They would not be like their forefathers-a
stubborn and rebellious generation, whose hearts were not
loyal to God, whose spirits were not faithful to him.
Psalm 139 -0 LORD, you have searched me and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my
thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying
down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is
on my tongue you know it completely, 0 LORD.
You hem me in- behind and before; you have laid your hand
upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too
lofty for me to attain. Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the
heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths,
you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I
settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand
will guide me; your right hand will hold me fast. If I
say, Surely the darkness will hide me and the light
become night around me," even the darkness will not
be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for
darkness is as light to you. For you created my inmost
being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise
you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your
works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was
not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for
me were written in your book before one of them came to
be. How precious to me are your thoughts, 0 God! How vast
is the sum of them! Were Ito count them, they would
outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I am still
with you. If only you would slay the wicked,
God! Away from me, you bloodthirsty men! They speak of
you with evil intent;
adversaries misuse your name. Do I not hate those who
hate you, 0 LORD, and abhor those who rise up against
you? I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my
enemies. Search me, 0 God, and know my heart; test me and
know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive
way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Proverbs 16:18 - Pride goes before destruction, a haughty
before a fall.
Proverbs 25:28 - Like a city whose walls are broken down
is a man who lacks self-control.
Ecclesiastes 12:7 - and the dust returns to the ground it
came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
Isaiah 48:8 - You have neither heard nor understood; from
of old your ear has not been open. Well do I know how
treacherous you are; you were called a rebel from birth.
Luke 1:24 - After this his wife Elizabeth became pregnant
and for five months remained in seclusion.
Luke 1:41-When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby
leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the
Luke 1:44 - As soon as the sound of your greeting reached
my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy."
Luke 1:56 (NAS) -And Mary stayed with her about three
months, and then returned to her home.
II Corinthians 7:1 (NAS)-Therefore, having these
promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all
defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in
the fear of God.
Ephesians 2:10 - For we are God's workmanship, created in
Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in
advance for us to do.
Ephesians 4:17 - So I tell you this, and insist on it in
the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles
do, in the futility of their thinking.
Ephesians 4:18 - They are darkened in their understanding
and separated from the life of God because of the
ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their
James 4:5 (KJV) - Do ye think that the scripture saith in
vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?
James 2:26-As the body without the spirit is dead, so
without deeds is dead.
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