Isaiah 61:1 is a familiar verse.
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.
The word “broken-hearted” in Isaiah 61:1 is the Hebrew word Shabar. The Hebrew word can also be translated “shattered, broken into pieces”.
Fractured individuals are those who have a difficult time dealing with and/or staying present with reality.
Fracturing is a protective process that helps create an environment where individuals can function and/or survive.
Sometimes as children, traumatic events occur which create the need to have layers of protection.
These layers can be viewed or interacted with as “aspects” or “parts” of individuals.
Fractured individuals may have parts that choose to display themselves at different times in order to cope with the reality of their life.
Shabar is a ministry aimed at those who are shattered, broken into pieces. The clinical world might diagnose some (certainly not all) of those individuals with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID).
About Teresa Liebscher
Teresa Liebscher founded and has led the Shabar Ministry of Bethel Church since 2002. She is now offering training for the Shabar ministry. Teresa is a leader of the Transformation Center at Bethel, and has been a teacher of the Sozo Ministry since 1997. She has been traveling and teaching Sozo Basic and Sozo Advanced seminars since 1998, and has recently been on the teaching team for Children’s Sozo. Her passion for connecting the body of Christ to Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit is an ever-increasing love of her life.