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Chapter Seven - Part 1-2

Chapter 7 Part One Review 

1. After the facilitator completes Step One of the TPM process of "Preparing the Person for Ministry", why is it NOT NECESSARY to be concerned about the order in which the rest of the ministry steps unfold?

(a) The Holy Spirit can direct the order in which the steps of the ministry process occur.

(b) It is too hard to keep all the steps in mind.

(c) It is really too much to keep in mind..

(d) None of the above 

2. The final outcome for the ministry recipient that should result from TPM is:

(a) They are free of the emotional pain and are experiencing the peace of Christ.

(b) They have forgiven the debts owed them by those who have wronged them.

(c) They have experienced transformation in life and behavior.

(d) All of the above.


3. Which one of the following is NOT an educational tool that can be used to help people comprehend what TPM is all about?

(a) "Theophostic Prayer Ministry Guidelines"

(b) "The Ministry Guide for Doing TPM Correctly"

(c) "Healing Life's Hurts Through Theophostic Prayer"

(d) "Facilitator's Ministry Session Flip Chart"


4. According to this chapter, why do people sometimes experience emotions in their present lives that seem to be irrational?  

(a) They are looking at life from a wrong perspective.

(b) They need to memorize more scripture.

(c) Such emotions, if traced back to their original memory, were appropriate and rational based on the interpretation given to the event. If these painful emotions are transferred into the present without the other memory components, the emotion becomes inexplicable but not irrational.

(d) They have been listening to the wrong advice.


5. What explanation can the facilitator offer to help a person understand the emergence of memories in the session of which they previously had no conscious  awareness? 

(a) If the emotional stress that they have carried for years is resolved by going to the memory, identifying lie-based thinking and receiving truth, then this was significant though maybe not yet fully understood..

(b)  Memory is not an exact science and the information contained in a memory may be inaccurate and should be handled loosely until validated.

(c) The emotional pain that was reported (that is now resolved) was not coming from the memory, but rather from the lies believed.

(d) All of the above.

6. What is one of the purposes of the secondary shielding emotions that people sometimes have when they come for ministry?  

(a) These emotions serve as a defense against going to places in their memory where they do not want to go.

(b) These emotions help them to not cry during sad movies.

(c) These emotions protect them from being hurt again.

(d) These emotions support the primary emotion.


7.  If the ministry recipient cannot name the emotion they are feeling the problem may be:

(a) They just do not really want to be free.

(b) Nothing.  They simply may not be able to do so and that is okay.

(c) They are probably dissociated.

(d) They are in denial about what they are really feeling.


8. Which of the following options tells what you as the facilitator should do to make sure that you are being sensitive to how the mind of this particular ministry recipient processes?

(a) Give close attention to how they move along to see how their mind processes.

(b) Avoid placing your own grid of expectation on them.

(c) Ask them to let you know if you are interfering.

(d) All of the above.


9. When ministry recipients are feeling and waiting for memories to surface, facilitators should AVOID:

(a) Doing anything to move the session in any direction at all

(b) Allowing the person to take responsibility for where they are

(c) Asking questions that are reflective of what the person has shared

(d) Praying silently for the person


10. When memories need to come to the surface during ministry, what do you as facilitator need to know about the role of the free will of the ministry recipient?

(a) They are where they are by their choice.

(b) Their belief is at the root of what they are choosing.

(c) If they do not freely choose to know the memory, the Lord will not reveal any aspect of the memory to them.

(d) All of the above.


11. Which of the following is NOT an appropriate response for the facilitator to have when trying to help a ministry recipient who is having difficulty identifying the memory that matches their presenting emotions?

(a) Ask them to figure out their problems themselves and give them time to process.

(b) Ask them "What do you believe will happen if…" type questions.

(c) Gather as much information as you can and then help them create a memory picture that seems most logical.

(d) Stir their emotions again by returning to their present issues.


12. The Ministry Session Record Sheet is useful to facilitators when they need to:

(a) Check whether the ministry recipient currently believes their old lies

(b) Record the events of ministry sessions

(c) Confirm that the ministry recipient has experienced renewal in their memories

(d) All of the above


13. After the ministry recipient's painful emotions have been owned and embraced and their lies have been identified what should the facilitator do next?

(a) Ask "What is believed will happen" questions.

(b) Ask the Lord to reveal His truth.

(c) Answer any questions that may have surfaced.

(d) Be sure that the person understands the Hold Harmless Agreement.


14. Which of the following are NOT helpful steps for the facilitator to take when a person cannot receive truth in a ministry session?

(a) Explain that this is okay and simply means that something is missing.

(b) Let it be their responsibility to discover what is going on.

(c) Explain to the person that God will not hear the prayer of a person who is not repentant.

(d) Ask if there is any anger present.


15. How long should the facilitator keep the ministry recipient focused on intense emotion?

(a) Only as long as is needed to identify the lies being harbored

(b) Only as long as they are processing through a memory

(c) Until they are weeping deeply

(d) Both A and B


16. The true source for the messages that the ministry recipient receives during ministry should be the Holy Spirit. Other possible sources that may surface during ministry but will not result in true mind renewal are:

(a) The ministry recipient telling himself the truth

(b) The facilitator telling the ministry recipient the truth

(c) Demonic sources telling the ministry recipient mistruth

(d) All the above


17. How can the facilitator test to see if the ministry recipient is supplying their own truth instead of receiving it from the Lord Jesus?

(a) Is it consistent with the Bible?

(b) Does it make good sense?

(c) Observe what happens following the revealing of truth because truth from the Holy Spirit will result in the peace of Christ and the ministry process moving forward.

(d) Does the person say it was from God and not his own thinking?


18.  What should the facilitator do when demons speak into the ministry recipient's mind and mislead and cause confusion during ministry sessions?

(a) Use the fact that demons point toward the person's lie-based beliefs.

(b) Lay down parameters for the demon and check to see how the ministry recipient may be allowing the interference to happen.

(c) Not make the demon the focus or the issue.

(d) All of the above.


19. Which one of the following lists the precautions that the facilitator should take concerning the words heard and the word pictures and visual images the ministry recipient may receive during ministry?

(a) Check what others in the church may think about this.

(b) Check to be certain that the words, pictures, and images the person receives always agree with the written Word of God. Be cautious concerning directions about the future or predictions.

(c)  Trust that the Holy Spirit will keep the person from receiving anything but the truth.

(d) All of the above.


20. Which one of the following are ways that ministry recipients receive truth from God during TPM sessions?

(a) Words spoken in their mind

(b) Realization of truth

(c) Word pictures and visual images

(d) All of the above

Chapter 7 Part Two

1. Facilitators can block the effectiveness of the TPM process if:

(a) They try to interpret, give direction or offer opinions.

(b) They lack knowledge or skill in asking appropriate questions and facilitating the process.

(c) Their own lie-based thinking gets triggered and causes them to feel anxious, tense, stressed  and/or frustrated.

(d) All of the above.


2. Some of the hindrances that ministry recipients can have that block the flow of the TPM process are:

(a) Avoidance of pain, anger, mental defenses, dissociation.

(b) The lights being too bright in the room.

(c) People talking in the hallway.

(d) All the above.


3. According to this chapter, what main issue on the part of both facilitators and ministry recipients can hinder the TPM process?


(a) Failure to communicate.

(b) Failure to clearly understand the ministry process.

(c) Failure to identify the root lie belief.

(d)  Both B and C.


4. What is a  "no-see, no-hear type person"?

(a) See no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil

(b) A person who does not experience visuals or hear the spoken messages of the Lord during ministry sessions but does come to realizations of truth and receives peace

(c) A very shy and introverted person

(d) None of the above


5. What is the primary hindrance experienced in the TPM process?

(a) The ministry recipient not understanding the process.

(b) The facilitator mixing other things with the process.

(c) The facilitator's own lie-based pain getting stirred during the ministry session.

(d) The facilitator giving direction.


6. If you as the facilitator find that your own lie-based emotions are getting triggered and hindering the effectiveness of the ministry session, what should you choose to do?

(a) Ask the ministry recipient to pray with you.

(b) Not act on your stirred-up feelings and maintain the guidelines and principles and get ministry for yourself afterward. 

(c) Get out of the ministry.

(d) None of the above.


7. It is important for the ministry recipient to confess and surrender defensive ways that they may have developed for dealing with emotional pain because: 

(a) These defenses hinder their finding freedom.

(b) Their vain attempts to protect or heal themselves fall short of the glory of God.

(c) Others confuse these defenses with the ministry recipient's personality.

(d) All the above.


8. Is it important for the ministry recipient to receive truth that is experiential rather than logical during a ministry session?  

(a)  Yes, because most people already have the logical truth they need.

(b) No, because there really is no difference between the two.

(c) Yes, because when truth comes from an encounter with the Lord rather than from people's logical minds, transformation results.

(d)  Both A and C.


9. What statement is most typical as to how unconfessed sin may hinder the ministry process?

(a) God will not speak to sinners.

(b) The Lord will typically not reveal truth in a particular area to a Christian believer if they are consciously holding onto  a sin in that area.

(c) People who love sin more than freedom are doomed to bondage.

(d) None of the above.


10. How can the term "Christian" best be defined?

(a) One who possesses the Spirit of Christ and has been spiritually regenerated by appropriating the death and resurrection of Jesus

(b) A person who diligently follows the teachings of Christ

(c) A person who believes in God with all their heart

(d) None of the above


11. What truth should the facilitator help the ministry recipient understand concerning what is required of them in order to be set free from their sins?

(a) God helps those who help themselves.

(b) We are saved by faith but we are called to overcome the sin in our lives.

(c)  The cross of Jesus broke the power of sin, on the grounds of which forgiveness and freeing truth are given to us as we repent and, therefore, people cannot overcome sin by working at it.

(d) We can become more and more holy as we choose to stop sinning.


12. What is usually the problem during ministry sessions when the ministry recipient sees a visual of Jesus or senses Jesus' presence, but Jesus will not do or say anything?

(a) Jesus is upset about something.

(b) It is probably a false Jesus.

(c) The person lacks enough faith to get the Lord to do something.

(d) The appropriate lie that is producing the emotional stress, the one Jesus wants to address now, has not been correctly identified.


13. The ministry recipient sometimes reports hearing, seeing, or feeling a demonic presence during ministry sessions.  These types of manifestations mean that:

(a) The person is possessed and needs deliverance.

(b) The facilitator needs to take authority over the demon and make it stop doing this.

(c) The demon is merely acting on and pointing out the person's belief.

(d). The demon is about to manifest and cause even more trouble.


14. Dissociation is defined in TPM training as:

(a) No longer choosing to associate with those who have harmed you.

(b) When a person speaks with many different voices.

(c) A mental process of disconnecting from elements of a traumatic event while it is happening, such as the emotional pain, physical sensations, and/or visual memory.

(d) None of the above.


15. All of the following are typical signs of dissociation EXCEPT:

(a) Not feeling emotion in a memory that should have emotion

(b) Having hot and cold flashes during the session

(c) Feeling strong emotion but not having any memory picture to match it

(d) Experiencing pain but having it dissipate as soon as the memory is accessed or explored


16. Which of the following tells what you as the facilitator should be doing when working with ministry recipients who may have more complex issues?

(a) Process only what the ministry recipient is surfacing during ministry.

(b) Stay within your area of expertise.

(c) Follow the basic TPM principles and guidelines.

(d) All the above.


17. Which one of the following options tells the approach that you as the facilitator should use when you suspect that you are encountering some measure of dissociation in the ministry recipient?

(a) Move slowly and cautiously and normalize the condition for the ministry recipient by helping them see that their emotional state is common and expected.

(b) Assume that they are suffering from DID.

(c) Encourage them to listen for voices in their head.

(d) None of the above.


18. Which one of the following options tells what you as the facilitator SHOULD DO when you suspect that the ministry recipient is dissociated?

(a) Not assume that dissociation is present.

(b) Not make a professional diagnosis.

(c) Avoid using professional terminology unless you are a professional.

(d) All of the above.


19. What is the primary principle that should be applied when ministering to dissociated people?

(a) There is always hope if they believe.

(b) Dissociation is held in place by belief and choice. They will find freedom as they discover what objections (guardian lies) they have concerning moving toward their emotional pain and their memories. 

(c) Dissociation is common.

(d) None of the above.


20. What principle(s) should the facilitator keep in mind to help in discerning what the true will of the ministry recipient is regarding moving forward in the ministry process?

(a) They are where they are in life primarily due to their will.

(b) Their true will usually will match their current behavior, position, and/or state of awareness.

(c) Their experiential belief has great bearing on their willful choosing.

(d) All of the above.


21. When people are held captive, what is the true reason for their captivity?

(a) Satan holds them captive.

(b) They lack desire to be free.

(c) They are held captive only by their own belief.

(d) They have fallen natures.


22. What choice(s) must people make in order to find freedom from captivity?

(a) To allow their lies to be exposed and resolved by God's truth

(b) To look to Jesus alone for freedom

(c) To own the pain in their lives and follow it to its lie-based root

(d) All the above


23. What should facilitators know to help them distinguish between a dissociated person and a no-see, no-hear (NSNH) type person?

(a) They are the same things since all NSNH people are dissociated.

(b) There is a standardized test that can help.

(c) The dissociated person will have difficulty getting to the memory or the emotion. The no-see, no-hear type person will be able to feel the emotion, follow it back to its memory source, and identify the lies, but will be unable to see the Lord or get any audible words of truth.

(d) None of the above.

24. What is the primary benefit to the ministry recipient for having a clear understanding of the TPM process?

(a) They can order the other training materials and become a facilitator.

(b) The process will go more smoothly because the ministry recipient can become a partner in the process and actually help facilitate much of what happens.

(c) They can become a member of the TPM Association.

(d) None of the above.


25. If anger is not released soon after the offense occurred, how can this affect the ministry recipient?  

(a) It can give the "devil opportunity" to use it against them (Eph. 4:26).

(b)  Anger can become sin and utterly destroy them if it is retained and becomes wrath or hate, or turns inward and becomes bitterness.

(c) It will be acted out in inappropriate ways years later.

(d) All of the above.


26. What is the fundamental difference between emotions such as worry, stress, helplessness, abandonment, or fear and the emotion of anger one might feel due to being treated unjustly?

(a) The first group of emotions are rooted in lies;  anger in its original context is usually rooted in the truth.

(b) No difference; both are wrong.

(c) Anger is something that we should continually suppress if at all possible.  Where as the other feelings are normal reactions to life situations.

(d)   All emotions are the same since God created them.


27. People can confess sin but still not experience the reality of God's forgiveness emotionally because:


(a) They lack real faith to believe.

(b) Sometimes it takes time to heal.

(c) Confession of sin results in God's forgiveness, but sometimes truth is needed in the memory of the time when the sin occurred for shameful or guilty feelings to be resolved.

(d) None of the above.


28. Which one of the following options tells what facilitators can do that may help expose the lie-based beliefs that keep revengeful emotions (such as anger) in place?

(a) Ask: Why do you feel this anger? What do you believe will happen if you let it go?

(b) Say: If you really love God and desire to be obedient to Him, you will let this go.

(c) Say: Being angry is a sin and should be confessed and repented of.

(d) Command: Demon of anger I command you to go in Jesus' name.


29. Which one of the following options tells what you as the facilitator should do if the ministry recipient confesses revengeful emotions that are in a memory but still does not experience release?

(a) Look for additional lie-based thinking that is causing them to hold on to it.

(b) Ask them what they believe will happen if they were to let it go (thus revealing the lie that they have concerning it).

(c) Have them return to the memory where the anger was, reconnect with the emotion, and  look for the lie-based reason there.

(d) All of the above.


30. What is the reason that the facilitator should ask the ministry recipient twice if they are truly willing to release their revengeful emotions to the Lord?

(a) In case they did not hear the question.

(b) In about 30 to 40 % of cases people will answer the second time with hesitancy because they believe a lie that the revengeful emotions are a protection for them. 

(c) It keeps the person from blaming the facilitator if things do not go well.

(d) None of the above.


31. What is the best way for you as the facilitator to deal with the ministry recipient's truth-based emotions such as sadness, loss, and disappointment?

(a) Ask them if they are willing to focus on these emotions, identify them in their bodies, and ask Jesus to take the pain upon Himself.

(b) These are not truth-based and should be confessed.

(c) People need to be expected to go through the grief process of 12-24 months as needed.

(d) Both B and C.


32. If the ministry recipient reports a "jesus" who is proclaiming complete healing, which of the following options tells what the facilitator should do?

(a) Not assume that this is the true Jesus.

(b) Ask: How do the words that you are hearing make you feel?  Are you willing to uncover the deception that allows the demon to make this pronouncement?

(c) Ask: Is the presence of Christ and His perfect peace now present?  If not, are you willing to feel that which is negative and see where it is coming from?

(d) All of the above.


33. Which of the following is a good test to determine if the renewal was genuine?

(a) Is the truth received consistent with biblical truth?

(b)  Does the person experience and demonstrate the perfect peace of Christ?

(c) Does the person have genuine compassion and forgiveness in the memory or memories and is there evidence of genuine transformation in the days that follow?

(d) All of the above.


34. When the ministry recipient receives messages during ministry that are contrary to biblical truth, what are the possible sources for these messages?

(a) Deceiving spirits

(b) Their own thoughts and conclusions

(c) Both A and B.

(d) None of the above.


35. What is the reason that ministry recipients sometimes find complete peace in abuse memories, but cannot feel compassion and forgiveness for those who hurt them?  

(a) The person is just unwilling to forgive.

(b) There can possibly be other lies still present in other memories where the person who abused them still owes them a debt.

(c) An inability to forgive is an indication that unresolved lies are still present.

(d) Both B and C.


36. What is the benefit to the ministry recipient of the Theophostic Prayer Ministry Guidelines sheet?

(a) It provides good reading material while waiting for their ministry appointment.

(b) It gives a brief but concise picture of what a TPM session should look like so that they can determine if the facilitator has administered genuine TPM for them.

(c) It helps them administer the process on their own.

(d) It is the formula for doing the ministry correctly.


37. What is the reason why it is wise to request  the ministry recipient to read and sign the Informed Consent for Ministry sheet? 

(a) They thereby acknowledge that the TPM approach to freedom and renewal is not counseling but prayer ministry. 

(b) They thereby acknowledge that the TPM approach is truly what they desire to receive.

(c) Doing so provides some measure of legal protection for the facilitator.

(d) All of the above.

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