Victory Over Depression Blog

(Healing & Victory Through Jesus Christ)

Ministering To Christians Suffering Depression

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It’s unfortunate that many in the Body of Christ believe that a Christian should never be depressed. This Is a lie from the pit of hell and must be exposed as such. 

Reality clearly shows that Christians do suffer depression. Some have it a very extreme. (I am one of them, who had depression for over three .) It’s necessary for Christians to know the proper way to minister God’s love to their hurting brethren. This is why I’ve written this blog.

One does not wake up one day and have depression. One grows into depression (often over a long period of time). One, then, needs to grow out of depression. The deep pain one experiences needs to be handled gently and with care. Being sensitive and compassionate is a must for proper care and handling. 

One suffering depression is very fragile and can easily crack. There are certain things not to say to a Christian suffering depression. It’s vital to know these and to avoid using them.

Here are a few words spoken from a Christian suffering depression.:

– I don’t need to keep hearing Romans 8: 28 quoted to me.

– I know God will be glorified through this, but I need help NOW. 

– I need help to function TODAY. 

– I need support, understanding, and prayer from my brethren. 

– I don’t need condemning or insensitive remarks from my brethren.

– Since my mental state is very weak, that’s why I need the prayer, support, and understanding. 

– I don’t need condemning and insensitive comments.

– Our hearts are hurting and deeply broken. They need time to heal.

– We don’t need comments in the Christian lingo that leave us feeling more ashamed, guilty, or condemned. 

(This includes words like Where’s your faith?  Get over it.  You need to pray more.  You need to read your Bible more.  What’s your secret sin?  What’s wrong with you?  Snap out of it.  Rebuke the devil.)

These type of comments can be helpful in the right context. However, when ministering to Christians suffering depression, they are definitely the wrong context.

When ministering, you don’t want to become like Job’s friends. They eventually condemned Job as the cause of the death of his ten children, his business failures, and his sicknesses. 

Instead, you want to share the love of Jesus with them.  Ways to shate can include a loving arm, a hug, a shoulder to cry on, zipped lips, a prayer, and being there without a word being said.

Remember that it’s CHRIST IN YOU doing His work through you to reach those suffering depression.  Rest in His love and be heart-sensitive to those suffering around you.

Jesus wants to touch many broken hearts through you.  Focus on CHRIST IN YOU.  Let the Light and Love of CHRIST IN YOU shine forth to a hurting, sin-sick world. 

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My Growth To VICTORY OVER DEPRESSION No. 3

Part 3 of my video set of my testimony – My Growth To Victory Over Depression #3.

I emphasize seeing yourself the way God does.
Yes, see CHRIST IN YOU.
There is where your healing and victory lie.
Galatians 2:20 and Colossians 1:27 – CHRIST IN YOU

Many are hurting suffering depression and having broken hearts. Many need to have a personal touch of their broken heart.

Please share this with anyone it can help.

(I will also be sharing Parts 3 next.)

My Growth To VICTORY OVER DEPRESSION No. 2

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Here is Part 2 of my earlier video of my testimony My Growth To Victory Over Depression #2.

This is Spiritual Meat to absorb.
I begin to share the victory and words that Jesus wants to use to heal the deep pain of broken hearts.

Many are hurting suffering depression and having broken hearts. Many need to have a personal touch of their broken heart.

Please share this with anyone it can help. 

(I will also be sharing Parts 3 next.)

My Growth to VICTORY OVER DEPRESSION #1

This is another of my earlier videos on Victory Over Depression from six years ago.
It is my personal testimony (Part 1 of 3) as a born again believer when depression symptoms kept returning to me.

Please share it with anyone suffering depression.  Many need to be personally touched and healed. 

(I will also be sharing Parts 2 and 3 over the next few days.)

Getting Past Outward Expressions For Genuine Healing (VOD)

Here is another video of my Victory Over Depression (VOD) videos from YouTube.

Getting past the superficial, outward appearances is a challenge for many.  Few understand that God wants to get at the deep pain of the broken heart of each person.  God wants to go directly to the root within each person and provide WHOLE HEALING OF A
BROKEN HEART.

I pray God use this video to get to the heart of many broken hearts and provide Whole Healing.

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Victory Over Depression – VOD Ministries
– a Bible-based program for Victory Over Depression
– available for speaking events (no charge)
Contact me.
– 718-324-1757 or email VOD.Depression@gmail.com
(Robert Bennett – President)

Victory Over Depression (VOD) – My Two Testimony Videos

Here are my very first two Victory Over Depression videos I made six years ago.
I made them on YouTube. 
They are still a wonderful blessing today. 

I share my transparency and experience of having depression and now walking in Victory.
I also share the significance of having your broken heart healed.

Video #1
Victory Over Depression – My Testimony Part 1

Video #2
The Need To Heal A Broken Heart – Victory Over Depression – My Testimony Part 2

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You can check many of the other YouTube videos on made on Victory Over Depression.
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Victory Over Depression – VOD Ministries
– a Bible-based program for Victory Over Depression
– available for speaking events (no charge)
Contact me.
– 718-324-1757 or email VOD.Depression@gmail.com
(Robert Bennett – President)

All Things Are Possible Through CHRIST IN YOU

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Matthew 19:26 “With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible”.

The impossibility is only possible because JESUS IS YOUR VICTORY.

In your weakness, Jesus becomes your strength.

Jesus takes over your entire new life (as much as you permit Him to.)

Your new life is to be hidden with Christ in God. You need to begin seeing life through His eyes from above.

Colossians 3:1-4 “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with Him in glory”.

From these verses, Paul is showing you how to live as your new identity.

  • You die to flesh and hide yourself in Christ.
  • Christ, as your new identity, now takes over and lives through you.
  • People will now see Christ in you when you “seek those things that are above”.
  • You are now risen with Christ, risen from the grave with your flesh left behind buried.
  • The Christian life is not as complicated as many make it out to be. The Christian life is only Jesus Christ.

Once you understand and focus more on your new identity, Jesus takes over through you and the rest falls in place under Him. The Holy Spirit now teaches you how to live as God’s child.

The Christian life is only JESUS CHRIST.

When you begin to see life from above, you easily flow into the intimate love and grace of God.

Jesus calls you daily to come into His heart of love and rest so He can take over.

Matthew 11:28-30 “Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light”.

One must reflect daily on these verses. Take them into your heart often so the Holy Spirit can truly make them real.

The Impossible is NOW Possible Through Christ In You.

Victory Over Depression (VOD) Video Teaching #1

There are so many Christians suffering depression. So many have broken hearts that have never been healed. For some this deep pain and brokenness can be traced all the way back to childhood. Talk about being in bondage.

That is why I am grateful to be able to share my Victory Over Depression video teaching. I had depression for decades, even as a Christian. Fortunately, I now walk in victory and share the Biblical principles that God provided for me to walk in victory and healing.

I pray God use this video to help as many as possible to walk in victory and healing. For it is only CHRIST IN YOU Who does the healing and victory.

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Please share this video with anyone it can help, even if they don’t have depression.

The next Facebook Live will be Tuesday April 26, 8:00 p.m. Eastern time.
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Victory Over Depression – VOD Ministries – Bob Bennett President – 718-324-1757

Victory Over Depression Teachings

There was so many hurting and suffering from depression and broken hearts.  Their deep pain penetrates and causes many to become like paralyzed.

I pray that God can use Victory Over Depression – VOD Ministries to work through to provide victory over depression.

VOD Ministries is now beginning a periodic teaching on Facebook for victory over depression. 
The first teaching is Tuesday April 12th at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Please join me or share this with whomever it can help.

I personally had depression for decades, but now God has provided victory.  I will be sharing the consistent biblical principles that God used to heal me and grow me into victory.

I pray Jesus touch so many broken hearts to the teachings.

Thank you and God bless.

Loneliness In The Heart

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This is an interesting blog that many need to read and put in the correct perspective.

There come various times in our lives that we experience “Loneliness In The Heart“.  Words themselves cannot fully explain what the experience is like.  IT MUST BE LIVED.

My recent experience grew out of the need of my old self that wanted to be recognized, successful, and appreciated.  Deep down we all want some kind of similar acknowledgment.  It is only a natural desire that all human being have.  For this is the way God has made us.

The need to fill this “Loneliness In The Heart” has become poisoned since the fall of Adam and Eve.  What occurs is we try to fill this loneliness with many an overabundance of different types of experiences – be they be job, family, ministry, drugs, alcohol, gambling, TV, sports, social media, etc.  These are important needs, but they only temporarily fill the heart. Eventually they wear off.

Other times you will feel so alone even though you know God lives in you. God, at times, will hide Himself. Your heart will long for Him, but God will seem a million miles away. You will feel like Job and even Paul, when at times he wanted to die. Hi encouraged though, God is always there.

The deep need that fills the loneliness is ONLY THE PRESENCE OF GOD HIMSELF.  God created our deepest heart needs so that only He totally fulfills it.  So when we are experiencing that loneliness, it is because we are missing out on the relationship God has within us.

So the obvious thing to do is to step away from earthly distractions.  I usually do by putting on worship music that I simply let minister to my heart.  Then, I open the Word of God (Bible) and let that minister to me.  I also withdraw into nature often and enjoy the silence of God’s wonderful creation.

Go within your heart where Jesus resides – CHRIST IN YOU.  Begin experiencing the deep, intimate love God has for your there.  The loneliness gradually subsides and the love of God overwhelms you. This is the natural growth and experience – CHRIST IN YOU.  Ensure you begin to experience the “normal”.

Be encouraged from this blog.  Refer often to it as you sense being distracted by “Loneliness In The Heart”.

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