Medicated to Death: SSRIs and Mass Killings

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  1. Lori says:

    So many things to comment on, I read the whole article about the hard left wanting to purge Christians….wow! One of the commenters shared the “Gay Manifesto” written in 1987, I couldn’t get over how powerful they want to become and take over this country with homosexuality, especially among men. It’s a horrific thing to read, and to think it was written in 1987, they’ve been planning this for quite some time! I will continue to hold the name of Jesus and His word on high. Lord bless you all here!!

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      1987 is exactly when the Lord called me into this ministry and it started with the massive homosexual march on Washington, DC

  2. jamieb505 says:

    I’m a believer with a dx of Bi-polar. The Lord has blessed me with grace, truth, healing and a purposeful life serving Him. In fact he uses me to help the down-trodden and afflicted. I’ve been stable on a “med-package” that I’ve been on for about 10 yrs. I usually get leery about (no offense given) non-medical Christian guys tellin Christians they shouldn’t be on Psych meds. I always try to be open minded. So I’m willing to learn. I realize Phil 4:6, II Tim 1;7 and others talk about our mind being redeemed but what about the person with heart disease ? Or the person with Diabetes ? These are organic issues and would we tell folks not to take medicine to mitigate these dis-orders ? The brain and it’s functions are organic also so why would we recommend people to not use the “solutions” that medicine has provided ? I do believe in healing of all kinds and also believe in transformation that comes from renewing our minds – I have experienced it greatly. But last year I did an experiment with my doctor’s guidance and we started to reduce one of the meds I was taking and my functioning dropped off significantly. Similar to what would happen to someone who didn’t take their insulin for diabetes. You get the point. I’m interested in your comments. Thanks.

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      Thanks for contacting me.
      I don’t believe that mind issues are caused by chemical imbalances.
      This is all made up by the drug companies to sell the drugs.
      The doctor who invented this idea repented of it before he died.
      There is some underlining spiritual cause linked to the sin of fear, unforgiveness, anger along with a broken heart that is at the root of most mental issues.
      These issues can also affect the body as long term fear can wreck havoc on your health.
      Often when a person is healed of fear, it generates health to body.
      I am willing to pray with you to get at the heart of the spiritual root of your problem.
      You can email me at [email protected]. In the subject line put Prayer.
      God bless you.
      John

  3. Norman says:

    Dear John

    I read Jamie’s post with interest, and believe his analysis is exactly right.

    I have a sister, now 68 years old, who has suffered from Bipolar Disorder since puberty. At it’s worse, it is very perplexing to deal with, and at times appears demonic. However, I am convinced that it is not demonic, but an organic affliction, and for the ‘prayed-up’ Christian, more akin to a thorn in the flesh – as per Paul’s experience. My sister is a dear Christian soul, and as Jamie says, has been a vessel of much grace to others who could not be reached in other ways.

    I think you are correct in saying that the modern trust in pharmaceuticals is part of the Babylonian mind-set, but feel you are wrong to dismiss it all as profit mongering – and I’m afraid, dangerously wrong. I also think it is very questionable to link such problems to a ‘broken heart’, or to a sinful attitude. Yes, the heart, as Jeremiah says is ‘deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked’, but in Christ, these dear ones know that they are complete in Him – they know not only by faith, but by the demonstration of the power of God through the witness of the Spirit. In the Psalms, and elsewhere, a broken heart is linked to a contrite spirit, and something our dear Lord will not despise.

    I am very sorry to contest you in this way, but not to do so would be dishonouring to the Truth that is in Christ Himself. Praise God, the time is coming when all these things will be restored in Him.

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      I hardly know to where to begin in response.
      The brokenhearted have a shattered heart that needs to be healed by the Lord Jesus Christ.
      Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted
      The foundation for mental health is forgiveness of sins through the gospel of Jesus Christ and a healed heart.
      Once the heart is healed, then God can free us of free which underlines much of mental illness.
      Living under fear and anxiety is sin as it is not from God and shows this person needs God’s love to free them of fear.
      2Tim 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
      1John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

      I would be willing to pray with your sister about her having a sound mind through the healing of Jesus Christ as found in Luke 4:18
      God bless you.

  4. Anne says:

    Clinical depression also runs in my family. For years I was on anti-depressants. Now I try to control it with the Word of God, diet, and St. John’s Wort.

    After feeling strong in the Word and after many years of being on only St. John’s Wort, I attempted also to wean myself off of it.

    I could not function. My bowels quit working, I could not get out of bed literally physically until 11 am, and then I had a headache that felt like the worst hangover I ever had. I am / and was at the time living a holy separated life.

    There is such a thing as a chemical imbalance of the brain. My father had it; my grandmother on my dad’s side also had it. Back then, they did not take pharmaceuticals, or natural herbs, they just suffered.

    We will not be totally healed until we are in our glorified bodies in the Presence of Yeshua.

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      I have many people healed of clinical depression because their was healed and then filled with God’s peace and joy.
      Jesus came to heal the brokenhearted and fear them.
      Isa 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
      Isa 61:2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
      Isa 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
      that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

      If Isaiah 61 fits you, I am willing to pray with you for freedom from depression.

  5. Dan.w says:

    Dear brother John.I was wondering if your teaching on [Jesus can heal the brokenhearted] will be available as a DVD set?I know I could use it for ministry if it were available,as well as myself learning from it.I find all of the teaching you provide very helpful.Thank you for the work you do.Dan.w P.S. from what I’ve heard so far on this teaching,I just don’t see it being addressed much if at all by others out there,…at least not as you have presented it.You go through it very methodically,it’s Biblical,and it makes sense to me.Jesus is the Great Physician…If He can’t heal us,no one can.God bless you brother,and all my other family out there.

  6. Mary E. says:

    John,
    What do you make of the Palestinians uniting with Fatah and Hamas? From what I am reading, this has resulted in our government pulling back on negotiations, which were suppose to be firmed up by April 29th.

    Looks like a tornado outbreak is building up for half of the nation, starting Saturday night. This is shaping up to be a slow moving system that could bring severe weather for up to 4 days in a row for the affected areas as it moves through. Praying for all who will be affected by these storms.

    I also want to thank all who prayed for my brother, Dave. He is out of the hospital and doing better. Joni, would you believe his wife put him on Florastor right away? The Lord moved quickly in that area….PTL!

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      What you are watching is unity of the Palestinians to be totally destroyed by Israel in war. It is right out of Obadiah.

  7. B. Ross says:

    I do not post often, especially at length, however I feel led by the spirit to say this. I apologize for being so lengthy.

    I have to agree with you, John, that mind issues are not a chemical imbalance but are in fact a spiritual battle for the mind. If Satan can win over ones’ mind, he will eventually win over ones heart. Ones heart is won over because of unbelief due to lack of knowledge. [I can testify of this for myself after falling into a deep state of depression. Thankfully, it was the Lord who called me out of that darkness and into his marvelous light (born-again). This was all done without the use of any drug; mind altering or otherwise. It was through the Scriptures that my mind was restored; a constant, never ending reading of the Scriptures that continues to this day. Praise God!]

    In Luke 4:18 Jesus says, “The Spirit of the Lord…hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted.” Many believe this to be limited to physical healing only, not spiritual. Those in the synagogue believed this and Jesus said unto them, “Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself:…(v.23).”

    Again, in Luke 4:18, proceeding the phrase “he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted” Jesus said, “because he hath anointed me to ‘preach’ the gospel to the poor”, and following this phrase Jesus said, “to ‘preach’ deliverance to the captives,…”. The brokenhearted is in much need of preaching. Verse 32 says “they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power.” And verse 36 says “they were all amazed, and spake saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they came out.” In verse 43-44 Jesus went on to preach. Jesus went on to preach and to heal the brokenhearted through preaching. A broken heart is spiritual!

    Hebrews 3:13 says that hardening of the heart comes through the deceitfulness of sin. Hebrews 4:2 says that the gospel (the word) preached must be mixed with faith; otherwise it is unbelief (v.6, 11). Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the word of God (the word preached) is…a discerner of the thoughts (the mind) and intents of the heart.”

    Deuteronomy 5:29 says, “O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep my commandments always, that it may be well with them,…” Psalm 57:7 says, “My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise.” If the heart is ‘fixed’ on the LORD, so too will be the mind!” Ezekiel 11:19 says, “And I will give them one heart, and I will put ‘a new spirit’ within you;…” and Ezekiel 36:26-27 says, “A new heart also will I give you, and ‘a new spirit’ will I put within you:…And I will put ‘my spirit’ within you,…”. Luke 8:11 and 15 says that the seed is the word of God and that they (the hearers), which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, KEEP IT, and bring forth fruit with patience. Once the seed (the word) is planted in your heart it will, with patience, bring forth fruit.

    Romans 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death: but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
    1 Corinthians 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
    1 Corinthians 2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
    1 Corinthians 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the spirit of God dwelleth in you?
    Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
    1 Peter 4:1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind:…

    When one is battling with mental issues, bipolar and such, it is NOT a chemical imbalance! It is in fact a spiritual battle for the mind that Satan uses to cast fear and doubt. And he does this to those who call themselves Christians as well as non-Christians. If Satan can win the mind, he wins their heart; they are now one of the ‘brokenhearted’ that Jesus came to heal. And Jesus still heals the brokenhearted!

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      If people think that depression is “natural” and not spiritual how can the Lord ever set them free?
      There is an underlying cause of depression that needs to be dealt with, and it is some form of sin such as anger, etc.
      This comes from a broken heart which needs to be healed by the Lord Jesus.

  8. Danielle says:

    @ B. Ross ~ so very true . I believe that post was so excellent that it could only have come by the power of the Holy Spirit ~ backed up with Scripture and laid out in a perfect way ! Our God is awesome .. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit .
    Forever His, Danielle

  9. Norman says:

    t’s a great pity that we seem to have reached an impasse on this subject. I don’t know if we can resolve it, but here are a few things we could all quietly ponder before the Lord: If you will kindly bear with me, I will post under 3 successive headings

  10. Norman says:

    NATURAL OBSERVATION: Christians get ill and eventually die, even though in Christ they have eternal life. Clearly, there are two entities coexisting in each of us – the old man and the new; whether its toothache, headache, or whatever, we aren’t immune from these things. If we were, (a) we would get puffed up (b) we would lack compassion on those that suffer and could not act as priests who also suffer what those around them do (c) there would be no need for faith or sanctification. I have a select circle of saintly friends who have suffered many things – and some of it is on-going – but I defy anyone to say its because of their sin or unbelief – you should meet them, and you’d soon see how wrong you were!

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      Are they suffering because of being brokenhearted that the Lord Jesus wants to heal, because He came to heal the brokenhearted?
      My compassion is seeing hearts healed and people free from all sorts of bondage.
      My compassion is seeing hearts healed and people’s bodies then healed because fear was destroying it.
      With victory over fear, the body can then heal itself.

  11. Norman says:

    CHRISTIAN HISTORY: The apostle Paul moved in the power of God, saw many miracles his ministry and many came to Christ from his preaching of the gospel: “For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.” But remember, this same Paul spoke of a thorn in the flesh which he prayed three times to be removed. Moreover, the thorn (whatever it was) was characterized as ‘the messenger of Satan’! ‘Really, Paul – was there sin in your life?!’ The answer is in 2 Cor 12:9. Moreover, he had to leave Trophimus at Miletus, sick!
    John Wesley was wonderfully and powerfully used of God. He saw many saved, healing of all kinds (including of broken hearts, of course), deliverance from demons, and even his own horse healed of lameness on one occasion! Yet, this same man (if we are talking about medications) cared for the poor to the extent of compiling a book of common remedies (among which was a cup of quicksilver – mercury) for a twisted stomach (sounds like kill or cure to me!) So we see there was an understanding that our ministry in the gospel is met with affirming signs-following, BUT….not the FULL realization of the Kingdom, when all will be renewed and restored. Premature, or ‘over-realization’ has been a failing among the Lord’s people, since NT times. The word of God must be the final arbiter, not the signs themselves, good as they may appear.

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      I have no idea what you are trying to say.
      I follow the ministry of Jesus Christ as outlined in Luke 4:18 about salvation, healing the brokenhearted, preaching deliverance and setting those at liberty that are bruised.
      For some reason, you are offering excuses not to following the Lord’s ministry or am I misunderstanding you.
      What is your reason for this?
      If someone’s life is ruled by fear is this sin?

  12. Norman says:

    BIBLICAL & SPIRITUAL:Yes, the Lord does clearly say that one of the wonderful things He’ll do is to heal the broken-hearted. In fact, He promises Israel He’ll one day give them a NEW heart! I have seen people with broken hearts, both Christian and non-Christian. It’s true that a Christian can harbour deep-seated things that will hinder God’s grace in their lives. And its true that ministry (or quiet repentance) can help them overcome these things – hurts, unforgiveness, anger and so on And the healing that comes when these things are repented of is undoubtedly groundbreaking, bringing peace and a sound mind. The use of drugs and psychotherapy is obviously only going to mask the problem. We are no doubt agreed, thus far! But we’re at odds on definitions. There’s a very big difference between someone who feels down etc, and needs some kind of drug to make them feel better – they may call this ‘depression’, from life’s various traumas. In the past, it was alcohol that ‘met’ this need. But then there are those who have clinical depression or other psychiatric &/or physical signs, which do manifestly have an organic basis. You may be able to discern a spiritual key to the problem, or you may not – but please, dear friends, don’t over-simplify things, and cause hurt to some of the most vulnerable. I honestly believe that until you’ve experienced a loved one in this condition, you simply cannot understand. This is nothing to do with the normal ‘renewal of mind’ the Christian experiences – indeed such dear ones do have the mind of Christ, testified above, and as I’ve seen among my own; but of course the illness can obscure it, as illness of any kind can. Hope this helps bridge the gap: we do not want to break the Lord’s heart!

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      2Tim 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

  13. Sandra says:

    John…wow..I am surprised t how many people do not believe in the healing power of Jesus Christ. I believe that is the consequences of so many churches having a feel good message and not teaching out of the King James Bible.
    Are Christians going to die?? of course we are (unless the rapture happens first) but we can live in victory with healing power of Jesus Christ..EX 15:26 says I will put NONE of these diseases upon you, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that heals you.

    Maybe you should make a DVD or CD for the people living in depression and mental illnesses.

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      Thanks for your comment.
      This is an amazing response to healing the brokenhearted.
      I really think that the Lord’s ministry to heal the brokenhearted is a foreign concept to huge numbers of Christians.
      Many Christians think that living on the Babylonian’s drugs is normal, when the root is overwhelming most likely a broken heart and satanic oppression!
      The ministry is Jesus Christ is laid out in Luke 4:18 (KJB) and I stand on it.

      Act 10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

  14. B. Ross says:

    Paul’s thorn in the flesh spoken of in 2 Corinthians 12:7 was NOT due to, or because of some sin that Paul had [supposedly] made. Nowhere in 2 Corinthians 12 does it mention of Paul committing a sin. In fact, Paul (Saul) was chosen by Jesus Christ himself (Acts 9). In Acts 9:15 the Lord told Paul that he is a chosen vessel to bear his name before all the Gentiles, kings, and children of Israel. The Lord even tells Paul that he WILL suffer great things for his name’s sake (v.16). Verses 17-18 says that he received his sight, and was filled with the Holy Ghost. This was not just limited to physical sight, but spiritual sight. Verses 19-20 says that when he received meat, he was strengthened and straightway (immediately) he preached Christ. All that heard him were amazed (v.21), but Paul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews (v.22).

    Here in 2 Corinthians 12 Paul speaks of visions and revelations [of Christ] and says in verse 5, “Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will NOT glory.” Paul said in verse 6, “For though I would desire to glory [in myself], I shall not be a fool.” However, that would not stop others from glorying in Paul, instead of glorying in Christ. Paul goes on to say (v.6-7), “lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth of me. And lest I should be exalted above measure through (because of) the abundance of revelations, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, LEST I SHOULD BE EXALTED [by the people] above measure.”

    The reason for Paul’s thorn in the flesh was to keep the people from exalting him (because of his visions and revelations); they were to exalt Christ instead. His thorn was NOT because he had sinned! Paul understood this and said in verse 10, “Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses FOR CHRIST’S SAKE:…”. He says in verse 11 that he has become of fool in glorying; for he ought to have been commended of [the people], THOUGH HE BE NOTHING. This thorn in Paul’s flesh was to get the peoples focus off of Paul and onto Jesus Christ. Again, it was NOT because of ANY sin Paul had committed. To say that Paul has become a fool in glorying over his sin is foolishness! Paul gloried in his thorn for the exaltation of Christ.

  15. Lori says:

    John,
    This scripture in 2Timothy 1:7 is what has helped me for over 37 years to know that I have a sound mind. I wont’ even begin to write about all the things that happened in my life that caused me to have great fear and caused anxiety, depression, and torment. I thought I would not live through it all and tried to get help from professionals, and yet they only made it worse. I was only 19 at the time and came back to the Lord Jesus and through His powerful word I knew that there was nothing really wrong with me, it was just the power of sin. His word is the best medicine. This one verse I wrote with a pen on my wall entering into my kitchen, it’s something my mom used to do when I was young. Lord bless all that are hurting here, and thank you John for your ministry!

  16. anne says:

    Yes, Norman, you are correct. Clinical depression is inherited and has nothing to do with a single episode (no matter how severe it was in your life and you gained victory by not taking drugs)

    I did gain victory over pharmaceutical drugs, which often cause even more health problems. Foods fermented are high in vitamin b –brewers yeast and nuts are also a good source. But even changing my diet and being rooted in the live of Christ, has not healed the chemical imbalance in my brain. St. Johns wort is a natural herb and is God given in my opinion for people like me.

    Charles Spurgeon was another who suffered severe depression.

    The prophet Jeremiah was known as the “weeping prophet”.

    God isn’t as concerned with our happiness as He is with our holiness.

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      Alcoholism can also be “inherited” does that mean a person has to live with it or manage it: No!!!
      There is victory over it in the name of Jesus, when the Holy Spirit transfers that person from the law of sin and death to the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus.
      Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

      The chemical imbalance is nonsense that deceived many people and kept them in bondage.
      I think that the time has come to take this chemical imbalance lie head on and expose it for what it is.
      It is keeping God’s people in bondage.
      Since I deal with so many depressed people, it is time to show how the chemical imbalance was an invention of the Babylonians to sell their drugs.
      The chemical imbalance comes after a person is on these mind altering Babylonian drugs that can induce violence, suicide, divorce and many other destructive actions.
      This is God’s life according to His word and not the Babyonians
      1Jn 1:3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
      1Jn 1:4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.

      Php 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
      Php 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

      I would be willing to pray with you in the name of Jesus for victory over depression.

      Jeremiah wept because of the judgment and destruction coming to Jerusalem and not because of “clinical depression.”

      Jesus Christ came not so you could manage depression but mortify it.

  17. Norman says:

    Sadly, it appears much of what I’ve written has been misunderstood. I’ll attempt once more to clarify, because its really important, when you look at what’s going on, and how carefully we ought to represent our Lord as his ambassadors.
    1. There are a lot of hurting people out there – and in fact the whole creation is groaning and travailing – something I feel keenly, as a veterinarian. Only the coming of the Lord Jesus is going to put everything to rights. Just one snag – sin: its love that’s restraining him, for he isn’t willing that one human soul should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
    2. Many hurting people turn to other things to fill the void and numb the pain – including anti-depressants, alcohol – even excess food – and many other things. The current excessive dependence on anti-depressants is the thing that you, John, are rightly drawing attention to here, and for which there is a remedy in Christ – just as in former times, it might have been drink, and the brewers who profited from it. But let’s not forget, its not the drink, but the misuse (Jn 2:7ff; 2 Tim 5:23). Same with meds, of all kinds.
    3. In dealing with mental illness – as distinct from normal ‘soul pains’, we are all groping around in the dark. Some here lump that together with a broken heart and sin, and dismiss the idea that it can be organic. If you are very sure of this, I wonder where you get your evidence, because it isn’t borne out by clinical experience. Moreover, those who struggle with genuine clinical psychiatric problems (whether hereditary or not) can be dear faithful Christians who have no particular problem with sin, nor a broken heart (although admittedly, its possible that some may).
    4. My point about Paul and Wesley was that these men, like some of us, saw God work miraculously through their ministries, and probably all of us have seen dramatic answers to prayer at various points in our lives. But much of the time, its not like this, and we’ll be expected to do whatever we can to mitigate sicknesses, infirmities and all kinds of need – and as Christians, we do this out of his love and a sense of justice, augmented by prayer. I’m sure Jamie, and Anne, and my own dear sister, have known much prayer. They may not have been healed, but God has kept them, carried them through, and I trust one day will exalt them to a high place, a lot higher than me, or even Paul, who said he’d been the worst of sinners, and the least of all saints!
    5. Finally – for us all, and certainly for the mentally afflicted – see Psalm 143.

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      Norman, I have prayed with hundreds of people in terrible conditions of mental health and on all sorts of drugs.
      I have asked them, and not one was ever prayed over for the healing of a broken heart: NOT one!!!
      The church is not ministering to the broken hearted, so they are turning to the Babylonian drugs for help.
      I have seen so many set free from depression and bondage with some instantly and others a process.
      Please, I am not dealing in theory with you but in the reality of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
      We have prayed and seen homosexuals glorious set free from the bondage of this sin.
      Your words do not match the reality of my ministry to the broken hearted and bringing people from being under the law of sin of death to under the law of the Spirit of life
      in Christ Jesus.
      Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
      The following is what my ministry operates under:
      Isa 61:1-3 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

  18. Barbara in VA says:

    Hi everyone! I have been following this line of comments with extreme interest and my heart goes out to all of you who are having mental health problems or have loved ones with mental health problems.

    Just so you will know I’m not being judgmental here, I, and probably everyone who is living now, has had to deal with this type of problem. My own mother, who had a horrible childhood, but lived to be 92 with extreme medical problems mostly from carrying around anger, hatred, and unforgiveness. I had forgiven her at an early age for the way she treated my father and her children because God had shown me it was her childhood that brought about her behavior towards us. It is sad that I never knew until John’s ministry in the brokenhearted how she could have been helped. Also, I have a sister who is bi-polar and yet probably knows and understands more about the Bible than most pastors. But she still has problems, especially in relationships. She is one who would not accept any advice because she doesn’t see her own problem.

    What I see from all this discussion is that until pastors and Christian counselors understand the problem and how to approach it (what is needed is 100’s or 1000’s of pastors and counselors using the “healing of the brokenhearted” method), people will continue to use the meds that are out there. They have been brainwashed by all the medical advice on TV and from the doctors they love to visit. Just like the ADD label attached to children many years ago, it is what some Christian leaders years ago called a “cottage industry”. It was a money-making deal for pharmacy companies and the doctors who promoted this “condition” in children and now it is totally out of hand, even going to adult ADD!
    Satan has done his job well and the whole of the US is in bondage to drugs and lies!

    God bless everyone who comes to John’s blog and may those who are seeking Truth find it! My love for all of you is filled to overflowing!

    Luke 4:18 (KJV)

    18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      Thanks for this very thoughtful reply.
      The healing of the brokenhearted is just foreign to so many people.
      After salvation is this FIRST ministry a person, but almost NO one is doing it.
      They then pass it off as organic depression when NO one has prayed for the person’s broken heart.
      I have prayed for 100’s with broken hearts and Joni has been with me for most of the women.
      We have never heard ONE every say some one prayed for the healing of her broken heart, not one!
      We were the first and with great results in the name of Jesus!
      Matthew 4:24 And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.

  19. Dan.w says:

    Brother John,thank you for your ministry.To you and all those out there,Jesus knows and is able to heal us fully and completely..no matter what the issue or cause.The world’s diagnosis and treatments may appear to work at times,however Jesus made us and He knows what makes us tick,how to trouble shoot us,etc.I have tried the world’s answers for my life before being a believer,which only made more questions,and often put me on a rabbit trail to trouble.When the Lord saved me,i started to follow His Word,[advice,prescription],call it what you will.His ways always worked for me.Am I saying if I’m missing a leg and I ask Him for a new one now,will I get one??,maybe not..but,when talking about the mind,He can bring a soundness to it that none of the best scientists or world’s doctors can.I’m not downgrading anyone here on this post,their opinions or relatives…..What I am saying is Christ is sufficient for all things,and His Luke 4;18 passage is so very needed right now.Jesus has broken my 25 yr plus cig addiction,cold turkey 17 yrs. ago.He has healed my mind of hatred,bitterness,selfish habits,depression,etc,and has replaced it with love,forgiveness,caring for others,outgoing attitude,and joy.I was headed for death,and hell,taking others with me.Now,I’m heaven bound,with a promise from the Lord that I’m His…and I want to see as many come to the Lord as He lets me see.I too believe that if there is a chemical imbalance in the brain,it was after the drugs and not before…and Jesus can heal that.God bless you all,Dan.w

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      God bless you. I love to hear testimonies like this.
      You showed the power of the Lord Jesus Christ.

  20. Norman says:

    ‘Suffer ye thus far’: Psalm 143.

  21. Dan.w says:

    Thank you brother John…but I also want to show the love of the Lord Jesus.I ask forgiveness to any brothers or sisters on this blog if I appeared other than Christlike in any of my comments recently regarding bi-polar.I love all of you out there,and one thing I don;t want to do is be a reproach on Christ or His body.Please forgive me,my family if you felt slighted.Dan.w

  22. anne says:

    I have peace, but probably have spiritual issues combined with genuine grief over the state of western Christianity.

    my father was a 3rd and 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus and once a Grand Knight over my home state (when he was alive).

    I have been rejected by my whole family for my Faith in Christ. And my stand against homosexuality.

    I trained up my children in the way of Christ, at the obedience of the Lord to homeschool them only to have my husband’s nephew sodomize our son at the age of 5, and then again at age 7 and age 8.

    both of the last two incidents occurred on Christmas days.

    I am grieved at the western churches celebrating the western pagan holidays. So you may say I can empathize with the prophet.

    I am grieved that the churches apostasy is only solidifying the deception that clouds my family concerning their validations that the Roman church is the only one true church.

    I am grieved and patiently waiting for God to deliver our son from homosexuality and a relationship with a man as old as his father.

    I am concerned that he wants to move with our son out of the country.

    yes, I thank God for his help to manage my clinical depression.

    the “old’ man would have been dead by suicide. That is how far I have come.

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      Me and Joni, she posts on this section, would be willing to pray with you.
      Right away after reading your post, I she that you need to be prayed over to break the curse of the Knights of Columbus over your family line.
      We do this with people from the Masonic line.
      You also appear to have a broken heart along with internalizing the family issues.
      This is in NO way to condemn you but to offer you help.
      Joni and myself have prayed in the name of Jesus for numbers of people with backgrounds similar to yours, and they were set free from the depression.
      The first step is to have the Great Physician, the Lord Jesus, heal your broken heart.
      I not sure if I asked you this before, but you can email me at [email protected] and we can arrange a prayer time. In the subject put Brokenhearted.
      Someone from the Comment Section has contacted me, but I deleted the email by mistake.
      If someone reading this emailed me, please resend it.
      God bless you.

  23. Norman says:

    Dear John, thank you for listening! You are aware of where our conversation started, and my concerns about overstatement, also the eternal perspective, as yet not fully realized. The Lord who first loved us, can, does now, and will in the future heal the broken in heart, and bind up their wounds (Ps 147:3). We are merely His instruments. May the Lord continue to bless you in your ministry.
    Also Dan – you are such a blessing!

  24. Joni says:

    I am going to add something to the depression topic. I wrote one already and it dissapeared, the enemy must have hated it.
    My whole family has dealt with the depression, not me thankfully. They all are heavily medicated, and do not walk with The Lord as their Savior.They say they do, but their God is their drugs and the Docs.
    I recently gave up on the whitecoats, after my experience with the superbug.
    I have a Naturopathic Doc now, Praise God. He ran extensive bloodwork. The results were 14 pages long. I want to try to undo the damage the cancer treatment did. With God’s help, I will be able to. I am 57, post cancer, and had never been told I have a genetic mutation of the MTHFR Gene, until just now. (40% do I guess)
    This gene mutation causes cancer (the type I had and the same that my Dad died from at 56) but the list of disease and addiction that this thing causes is staggering. Its also an inability to detox the body basically, bad cholesterol, insulin resistance, cancer, depression, miscarriage and way more. I was stunned, as my family has suffered all of it, yet no one knew why.
    I thought about it with my healed heart and new vision from The Lord.
    Any medicine used to treat this will make things more toxic.
    The ONLY thing that will work is from God, either a miracle healing, or healing through the things He has provided us as food and herbs. Anyway, as it was in the days of Noah….Today, DNA is being tampered with in Humans, our food, and animals. All DNA Is being tampered with. The devil has always wanted the keys to DNA. Our Genetic mutations are from the fall, Sin.
    Docs cant fix them. If they are to be fixed, It’s Gods way or no way.
    Depression is also part of it all from the Fall. God made us in His image, Perfect. God does not have chemical imbalances. The things we do, the poisons, the stress, the sin, the results of others sin upon us, its all cumulative. Now thats not to say that the chemicals do not change in our body due to all of these negative factors. We are made up of such precise elements, it can be thrown off to say….BUT, there is not a cure, short of the promises that God made us….really, anything else just prolongs or complicates it all. As John said, we have prayed with so many, and none had had their hearts healed. Just as we finally know the
    gut and brain are related, we are learning the heart and brain are related also. If John and I had not seen with out own eyes, what we are seeing in prayer, I would not be able to write this. I am very confident, in fact I have no doubts. Scripture proves this also. We have been fed a lie, to perpetuate big pharma, and make us all docile, to say the least. The Docs even believe the lie, thats why so many of us believe it.
    God Bless us all,
    Joni

  25. Dan.w says:

    I stand with you brother John on the validity and surety of God’s word.Everything I’ve asked the Lord to help me with,He has.I’m still a work in progress,but He is the Master.Christ is not only a great physician,but The Great Physician.All in creation has to obey Him,there is no other way……but of course man,with his free will can disobey,but only to his undoing.I never have regretted when trusting the Lord.Sometimes the answer is yes,sometimes no,sometimes,not yet,or for me to know yet…but He is still Lord.Praise His Holy name all you saints.Thanks for your ministry..I’ve grown so much,and continually learn here.Thanks,Dan.w

  26. Dan.w says:

    Sister Anne,my heart and prayers to you,and your family.Sister Joni,very insightful post on the big lie,the [pharma trade]etc.The Lord is leading you most surely,and has His hand on your life for sure.Brother Norman,your insights are always thought provoking in a good way,and the scripture references you post are great and timely.I do agree about all of creation groaning till the redemption by the Lord.Animals can be such a great help to us,I have a cat who thinks he’s my son,and acts as such.I want to look at the Lord with awe and wonder as my pet friend may see me..fully trusting,and not wavering in my faith.We can learn alot from small children and some animals in many ways.Thank you Father God for the variety of life you have here,for my friends also,but most of all…for Your Son..

  27. Joni says:

    @Anne, in reading your last post, it spoke volumes to me, with the 1st couple of sentences. PLEASE hook up with us for prayer, PLEASE. I was a grandchild of a mason and the catholic mumbo jumbo, one from each side of the family, and the curse is horrible. Wherever we find a history of mason, or K of C, or Catholic we seem to see incredible sexual perversion, with young children. IN FACT, in all the prayer we have done, if in fact those idols were present, it would be odd NOT TO SEE IT PRESENT itself in that perversion. The Bible is not joking when it shares that satan came to kill and destroy. I also think the meaning of Jesus’ own words, about a millstone bieng a better thing around a persons neck, than to hurt a little child, was pertaining to this exact thing. I hope you will make contact, so we all 3 can pray. There is an answer, trust me, there really is……you do NOT have to accept life as it has been, thats a lie.
    God Bless you Anne,
    Joni