First let me say, I’m sorry that you are going through this. I understand many of the setbacks and delusions, for I’ve been there. In fact, Sozo has taken many victims captive and unfortunately many families have been destroyed by it. Personally, the only reason I have been set free is by God’s grace and Him revealing the true gospel to me, which is why I am constantly trying to get the true gospel out. For many have been led astray by a man-centered gospel that leads to such things as Sozo.
As a result, Sozo and other such practices promote a false man- centered gospel, because that is their foundational starting point. In fact, the main reason people end up in the sinking sand of inner healing circles is because they have no solid foundation built upon the Rock of Jesus Christ. So unfortunately, the disillusionment leads to putting subjective spiritual experiences above the objective word of God, in order to try to fill the void.
True biblical help for victims and those trying to help others recover from Sozo would be to inspire them to focus solely on Jesus Christ and His finished work on the cross, for He is the only mediator between God and man. Sozo counselors (some unknowingly) try to usurp that position, which belongs only to the Savior of our souls. And only by Jesus’ blood being applied to our account by the Holy Spirit can we be saved, delivered and healed. Jesus’ sacrifice was sufficient.
Please realize that God’s people do not need extra-biblical experiences to verify their standing with God, for the Holy Spirit witnesses to God’s people that they are His. “The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit (thru His word) that we are the children of God” (Rom.8:16). If this hasn’t happened, it’s back to square one….the gospel.
I pray God will heal the devastating effects of Sozo that has been inflicted upon these poor souls. And I know He will answer that prayer according to His promises.
Sis Lee Anne—-victims are also free to vent and share with me at firstname.lastname@example.org