Jesus came to be Immanuel, God with us. He alone meets every need and heals all. The Immanuel Experience is about knowing and experiencing Him in moments of appreciation and personal encounter. It’s about developing intimacy on a daily basis. “Then you will experience for yourselves the truth, and the truth will set you free.” ~John 8:32
The primary goal of Immanuel prayer is to see Jesus for who He really is.
We learn to experience Him in the past and in the present. The other goal is to gain secure attachment with the Lord.
Secure attachment is:
1. When we look for Him we always find Him.
2. When we find Him, He is always happy to see us.
3. He always has the answer for our problems.
We discover that He alone is the answer.
It’s about a living relationship with the Saviour. Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever, and His heart’s goal has never changed: He is preparing a bride that will know Him and experience that unconditional love and return that love with a grateful heart.
Immanuel helps you to grasp and live the concept of the “‘with-God life’ - a model for seeing the whole of Scripture as the unfolding story of God’s plan for a loving relationship with our Creator.”
(Foster et al: ‘Renovare Spiritual Formation Bible’).
•Shifts the primary objective from “resolve trauma and relieve symptoms” to “help the person connect more intimately with Jesus by removing barriers between her heart and Him.” We gratefully accept the resolution of psychological trauma and the associated symptom relief as side benefits, but the more important priority is to remove blockages that stand between our hearts and Jesus.
• Starts with recall of positive memories and deliberate appreciation, to prepare our brain-mind-spirit systems for connecting with the Lord; and then establishes a living, interactive connection with Jesus as the foundation for the session.
• Is organized around turning to Jesus, focusing on Jesus, and engaging directly with Jesus at every point in the session.
Immanuel isn’t just a teaching on inner healing; it’s a pathway of practical hope whereby we can see Jesus as He is and be changed:
“Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when we see Him, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is (1 John 3:2).”
Dr. Karl and Charlotte Lehman coined the term "Immanuel Intervention" to describe what happened when their trauma counseling changed its focus from the trauma memory itself to focus on removing blockages that kept people from experiencing the relational presence of Jesus.
As a result they have developed the process known as "Immanuel Healing" whcih is fully documented at www.kclehman.com