Sozo Pillar 2 – Inner Healing

The second foundational pillar of Sozo Prayer Ministry is that of Inner Healing. I’ve left the Inner Healing pillar to last because it takes up the bulk of teachings occurring within Sozo and, in order to understand it’s inclusion, we need to spend a little time on its background (sorry about this – no shortcuts if you really want to understand Sozo).

So what is “Inner Healing?” Simply put, Inner Healing is a quasi-religious practice designed to heal our emotions. Inner healing is the idea that our emotions or “true selves” that have been harmed or damaged due to experiencing pain (typically during our early development), can be healed through specific psychological teachings and prayer practices…



“Holy Trinity Church in Leicester are offering their members a very dangerous “prayer ministry”, SOZO, which comes from the infamous Bethel Church in Redding, California.

I have recently written three posts about “grave sucker” Bill Johnson, the so called “pastor”of Bethel Church and his wife “Beni” who seem to think that necromancy and witchcraft is acceptable to God and that it is perfectly fine to “suck” the anointing from the graves of dead believers!”


Arrgh! my church has aligned & partnered with Bethel Redding!

Another short post on the influence of Bethel “church” teaching and its global spread.

Rooftops & Rafters

Here in the Uk in the last 4-5 years, the influence of Bethel Church Redding has steadily impacted the charismatic church .   My personal story is that  it was the leadership  who got very “enamoured” with all that was going on, starting just after the bubble of the Lakeland Outpouring burst..  People from my neck of the woods had been to Lakeland, & watched a lot  of it on TV.   They got “Hungry”  for what they felt God was doing…

Slowly through their persistent hype for Spiritual experiences  or what they would term “encounters” they introduced everything to the church that they could. Straight from Bethel…  we had dvd teaching by  Danny Silk on the culture of honour. Impartation & soaking sessions, spiritual drunkenness – wild manifestations of the spirit – reports of Glory clouds & Gold dust & Angelic visitations.  The introduction of healing rooms, exclusively sang…

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Discernment Column (article 3) on Sozo

Discernment Column (article 3) on Sozo.

Thought you all might like to see this. Great post on the topic of Sozo. The origional post can be found on the Godlee4Life blog. The blog author has a wealth of experience in the world of healing rooms and inner healing and provides some very profound testimony as to why Christians should avoid these practices. You can find it here:

Sozo Prayer Ministry – is it the real deal?

I first came across the term, “Sozo” while investigating a “personal prayer ministry” that had been set up at DC Metro Church in Washington, DC.

While my awareness of Sozo was new, the program itself is not and has been rapidly expanding through charismatic style fellowships for a number of years. As I began to ask questions about it, I started to face quite a lot of opposition and the suggestion that Sozo was godly and that to speak out against it would be to speak out against a move of God.

This I found troubling and the more I dug, the more alarmed I became at what I was discovering. Names like Dr. Ed Smith, Dr. Aiko Hormann, Bill Johnson and Bethel Church frequently popped up along with people like Agnes Sanford and John Wimber.

Here you’ll find the results of my research efforts, as rudimentary as they are. I hope you’ll stick around as I continue to finish up the final pages.

You can start learning about Sozo by clicking on the “About” section at the top of the page and discovering why I started investigating it in the first place. All the best!