Co-Dependency: Is a Demon Involved? 

25 Aug

Yes indeed.  however generally, the demon is in the other person, using HIM  or HER to keep you bound in a demonic soul-tie.  I can break that soul tie by casting it out in the name of the perpetrator who a Demon is using to ensnare you, Yet even so, if all of the issues are not dealt with, that demon will be back in the next man or woman used to keep you bounding demonic soul-tie.

The real issue is co-dependency.  In less than three months of deliverance counseling, Kellie has been set free without any commands to demons needing to be  made. Here is What Kellie learned After a totalof four  months of telephone counseling:

SET FREE FROM CO-DEPENDENCY BY KELLIE

In active telephone counseling with RESCUE because of a devastating romantic co-dependency ,Kellie began telephone counseling with Pastor Pam Sheppard on April 1, 2015, a little over 4 months ago from today. In her own words, Check out the insights she has received. 


It seemed that Kellie’s problem was demonic. It was. But the root to it could not be cast out!


Co-Dependency: The Root of My Captivity by Kellie


Co-dependence is not knowing who you are, what you believe in and what your boundaries are. It is usually bred in childhood by parents who do not give their children the proper care and love they need to develop their authentic self. The child is left fending for themselves and come to believe that they are not worth the time and attention just for being who they are. The child then overcompensates in some way to win the parents approval. Because being who they are isn’t enough, they begin to adopt faulty beliefs that if they were someone different they would eventually win the love of their parents and everything would be alright. A Co-dependent becomes a perfectionist. They strive for perfection because being themselves was never enough. They construct different personalities, ones that are more pleasing than their own. They seek to destroy those parts of themselves that they deem are faulty. Any emotion or feeling that is not acceptable to the parent becomes cut off and a new feeling is taken on. This is called splitting. What in actuality is happening is a layer is being produced that covers their original personality and a false one is implemented to cover the true authentic self. Feelings that are not acceptable to the parent are stuffed down and repressed. A co-dependent will then adopt other feelings to cover those feelings. Shaming from the parent is usually the reason. A parent that cannot accept authentic feelings from a child will shame them into acting a way that is more pleasing to the parent. They cannot deal with what is considered a raw emotion. They seek to manage and fix their child’s emotions to be more comfortable for the parent.  


Co-dependence happens mainly in women. Co-dependence seeks to fix situations and circumstances. It wants to right the wrongs that were done in others because of the wrongs that were really done to the self. The co-dependent grows up not knowing true autonomy because he/she sought so long to win approval of their parents. They do not know where the parent ends and they begin. When a child grows up like this, they will seek out partners that carry the same dynamic because it makes them feel safe. They will look for someone they can “fix.” They will do it believing that if they can just fix the person then they will accomplished what was not fixable in their childhood. This usually comes however from the false selves and not the true self. They use control and manipulation also using these false selves to fix another. They do not understand that it is not authentic and genuine but from a place of fear of failing. They will perpetuate the false self until the person they are trying to fix loves them for who they think they are which is never the real person but really “a house of mirrors.” The real person lies dormant layered in the false selves.


I have been a co-dependent all of my life and I am 50. I sought to fix the wrongs in others, and I did it from a place of fear. I wanted to be loved for who I was and yet I had no idea who that was and what she stood for. I had no idea where my boundaries were, where one person stopped and I began. I let others tell me who that was. I gave up my true identity in my childhood. I was looking for those “others’ whom I could project this onto. It was my own woundedness that I needed to project in an attempt to fix myself and I would repeat this pattern over and over until now. I realize now that every relationship I was in kept leading me to repeat this pattern until I understood that I was trying to fix myself.


This has been a long journey for me but I can say without a doubt that I am becoming myself now. Who I was really but with boundaries. I no longer need to fix, control or manipulate others to be acceptable to others. I have given the real self the permission to be heard and cleansed from needing other’s approval. I don’t need to fix others to be fixed anymore. I can be myself and be acceptable to me and that is enough.


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The Habit of Catastrophizing

15 Aug

Catastrophizing is a mental health term. It is an irrational thought a lot of us have in believing that something is far worse than it actually is. Catastrophizing can generally can take two forms.

The first of these is making a catastrophe out of a situation. This kind of Catastrophizing takes a current situation and gives it a truly negative “spin.” For example, my mother assumed that my life was over because I had surgery. Deep down, she hoped that I would not be able to swim again and she thought my life was over. the truth is that my new hip is now the strongest part of my body and I have not an a ounce of pain in it.

The second kind of Catastrophizing is closely linked to the first, but it is more mental and more future oriented.This kind of Catastrophizing occurs when we look to the future and anticipate all the things that are going to go wrong. We then create a reality around those thoughts (e.g. “It’s bound to all go wrong for me…”). Because we believe something will go wrong, the enemy helps us to make it go wrong.

Falling prey to Catastrophizing is often connected to a demon of fear. Both of these types of Catastrophizing limit your opportunities in life, work, relationships and more. It can affect our entire outlook in life, and create a self-fulfilling prophecy of failure, disappointment and underachievement.

Both may lead you to self-pity, to an irrational, negative belief about any situation, and to a feeling of hopelessness about your future prospects. Further, both of these types of Catastrophizing will define either the presence or absence of alternative possibilities, and possibly paralyze you from going further with efforts toward your goals in life.

I am one who always has options and if I can’t find one, I wait on God to create one.

For example,If I was one who catstrophized, RESCUE would not exist. the truth is that I Was a preacher for 25 years who suddenly found herself without a church home. I did not go running to a different denomination even before I received the revelation that the enemy has all pulpits under his belt.

As quiet as I keep it, church experience as a pastor was horrific for me.I don’t even discuss some of the low down things that happened to me as a pastor, at the hands of the sheep. Yet I am I n here, trusting myself to you guys, not worried that any one of you is going to put me down permanently for the count.

Do you catastrophize?

Casting Down Sterotypes!

13 Aug

I have been conducting deliverance counseling sessions over the telephone since 2002 with people from around the world.  Granted, it depends upon what time you call me that you might mistake me for a man when I say, “Hello, RESCUE Fellowship.” I don’t do early morning calls so most people who call recognize that I am a woman.

Recently, I received a call from an African American man.  From his voice, I could ascertain that he was black and that he probably lives in a southern state.  So I answered, “Rescue Fellowship.”  to my shock, he said “oh no.  sorry, I don’t mean to offend you. But you sound way to hard and rough for me.”

I stood silent, not responding to what could have been taken as a huge offense.  He hung up.  However, 15 minutes later, he called back.  Finally, he explained that he believes his former lover—an evil black woman—had put a witchcraft spell on him.  Before  I could say much as he was loud and loquacious— he went on to inform me that he needed me to be soft and feminine and that I sounded too hard and too strong to work with him.

Now technically, I could probably have helped this man but I chose not to because before I could help him, I would have to deal with his gender and racial sterotypes first.  His problem is that he despises strong African-American women. As a consequence, he sterotypes every black woman that does not sound like a mouse as an insensitive, cold, hard, rough  and tough black heifer or as they say in the church, a Jezebel spewing out witchcraft spells. All he needed to be triggered in his prejudices was to hear me say only two words.  so I didn’t say much  on the second call either other than “Get off the phone and go find yourself someone soft enough for you, which is probably a woman of any gender other than an African-American. YOU”VE GOT ISSUES!!!!!”

I have uncovered that a  hidden motive of Satan using sterotypes is to negatively affect his victim’s self evaluation.  As for me, my voice is an asset to the work as people are not looking for a timid person to confront demons on their behalf. I am bold and bodacious in the spirit and I don’t take abuse from anyone, alive, dead or in the spirit world.  I have been described by my clients as having a voice of authority. I don’t fit the stereotype that as a big black woman, I can sing.  No. I croak!  However, the demons have been known to tremble at the sound of  my voice, primarily because they can tell that I believe in the power and the name of Jesus Christ of Nazaereth. My authority with demons has nothing to do with my race or my gender.  it’s my calling.

Therefore, I do not expect to be pleasing to everyone or that everyone will respond well to my style of deliverance.  With this in mind, without much effort, I pay little attention to what people think of me—positive as well as negative.   Long ago, I came to terms with the fact that I am not going to be pleasing to but a select few. So I don’t allow the expectations of others to cause me to lose sleep or to negatively affect my self esteem. I take no thought about it.  Why?  Because the next person WILL be calling me and that is a person that will welcome who I am and what I do, without prejudicial Sterotypes.  I am not like any one else and I don’t try to be. I am fine with just being me.

Yet some of my clients allow their own self-Sterotypes to be negatively formed and strengthened by the likes and dislikes, opinions and expectations of others, either people who are close to them or even perfect strangers. At this point in my life, my self-concept is too intact, too strong to be ransacked by others to my detriment. I too quickly shake the dust for that.  if you try to take me down, I don’t stick around for debate.

Yet I have an advantage over the average person.  Retired, I don’t have to look for jobs. As a result, I don’t have to depend upon clients for my income.  Those who are different from the norm are forced by circumstances to endure other people’s sterotypes on a daily basis. Those who are in the job market deal with abuses and prejudices  that I no longer have to concern myself with. Unlike some of you, I don’t have the office clique to find favor with.  The pressure of getting people to accept me is no longer a burden.   I can be my rough and tough black self any time I want! LOL

Yet I am still concerned about your struggle as I have been there and done that.  What we must continue to do in a world that rejects the Lord is to cast down imaginations and thoughts, bringing them into captivity to the obedience of Christ.  His obedience is “you be you and I will be me.” if you are in Christ, you are okay with Him and if you are not, the Holy Spirit will make every adjustment necessary. So do not allow sterotypes of others or  those of your own making to overpower you by causing you to be what they want or what YOu want both of which are not WHO you REALLY are!!!

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“Casting Down Imaginations By Receiving Truth” by Tee

10 Aug

“Casting Down Imaginations by Receiving Truth is the VERY FIRST step in Deliverance. It is very important for the captive to let go of false beliefs, and begin to digest the truth about their captivity. This is VERY difficult to do. Many of the beliefs that people hold near and dear to their hearts are NOT TRUTH, and are LIES FROM THE ENEMY that have them bound in the first place. This is the PRIMARY way a person is held captive…THROUGH RELIGIOUS BELIEFS THAT ARE NOT BASED ON THE TRUE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST. During this step, it is the deliverance mentor’s job to help the captive denounce these false beliefs by providing them with information that will shed light on the TRUTH of the matter. It is then the captive’s responsibility to either accept or reject the truth. This is not an easy feat with many who contact us for deliverance. Religious pride often rears it’s ugly head, and blocks the captive’s ability to move forward with this very important step. This is because the captive is in bondage to common religious beliefs that they automatically assume are truths from God. Most people are VERY naive to the enemy’s crafty wiles and strategies to keep people deceived and in torment. It is very difficult to help people to see that much of what they believe as truth is a flat out lie from the enemy.

Quite often, we come across folks who are just unwilling to accept the fact that what they believe is actually not from God, and that they have been tricked into believing religious lies from the devil. When something has been a part of your life and taught to you for so many years of your life, it is very difficult to let it go, and can be uncomfortable at first. But, I assure you that the results FAR outweigh the struggle. But, in order to get beyond the struggle and progress to the next step, one MUST begin to develop the will it takes to receive the TRUTH by first recognizing the lies they thought were truth, by trusting in the Lord to undeceive them so they can begin to see the truth, and finally, by courageously make a firm decision to DENY those false religious beliefs. Then and only then will person be in the position to attempt to identify strongholds the enemy has in their life, and then as a result be able to successfully tear down those strongholds. Honestly, it requires an open mind, because the truth seems foreign at first; but the more a person is willing to humbly receive truth, the more he/she will begin to see more and more revelations of truth.

When I was being undeceived, I was utterly shocked at what the Holy Spirit was showing me. And then I went through a period of constant revelations, back to back, just opening my eyes even wider. For someone who has been raised in religion, my morals, values, and decisions where shaped by false religious beliefs. When I learned the truth, I had the decision of either rejecting the truth and traveling down the comfortable road by continuing to uphold my religious beliefs, OR by considering the fact that maybe, just maybe many of the beliefs I had developed over the years may actually be based on religious lies. I chose the latter. And I am quite pleased that I did. The blinders have been removed! I once was blind, but now I SEE!

WHAT RELIGIOUS BELIEFS HAVE YOU HAD TO DENOUNCE IN ORDER TO RECEIVE TRUTH?”

Pam Sheppard has written on this subject and sheds great insight on examining the work of religious demons, their deceptive tactics, and eventual oppression of sincere church-goers, in her book called “Faces Of The Religious Demon”.

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They Understood Salvation  and the Call in 1689

6 Aug

The statement written below is included in an astounding document written in 1689. It is an excerpt from the Baptist Confession of Faith in 1689.  Recently I published a video above where one of the main topics is “the call.” I see no difference between what I believe and this excerpt. The document in its entirety is yet additional evidence that the church age of Philidelphia began with the Protestant Reformation and continued until 1901 when Pentecostalism was introduced to the world.  I believe that a significant problem in the church age of Laodicea is that we. Lost our understanding of “the call.”  Pin the statement below, this what the church age of Philadelphia believed concerning this most important subject: 

Effectual Calling

1. Those whom God has predestinated to life, He is pleased in His appointed and accepted time to effectually call by His Word and Spirit, out of that state of sin and death which they are in by nature, to grace and salvation by Jesus Christ. He enlightens their minds spiritually and savingly to understand the things of God. He takes away their heart of stone and gives to them a heart of flesh. He renews their wills, and by His almighty power, causes them to desire and pursue that which is good. He effectually draws them to Jesus Christ, yet in such a way that they come absolutely freely, being made willing by His grace.

2. This effectual call is of God’s free and special grace alone, not on account of anything at all foreseen in man. It is not made because of any power or agency in the creature who is wholly passive in the matter. Man is dead in sins and trespasses until quickened and renewed by the Holy Spirit. By this he is enabled to answer the call, and to embrace the grace offered and conveyed by it. This enabling power is no less power than that which raised up Christ from the dead.

3. Infants dying in infancy are regenerated and saved by Christ through the Spirit, Who works when, where, and how He pleases. So also are all elect persons who are incapable of being outwardly called by the ministry of the Word.

4. Others are not elected, although they may be called by the ministry of the Word, and may experience some common operations of the Spirit, yet because they are not effectually drawn by the Father, they will not and cannot truly come to Christ and therefore cannot be saved. Much less can men who do not embrace the Christian religion be saved, however diligent they may be to frame their lives according to the light of nature and the requirements of the religion they profess.

“Spiritual Discernment in 2012” by Pam Sheppard

28 Jul

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I have been saved, born again since Monday— March 29, 1977 at about 4pm. Yet, once I wrote the book “the Fake Jesus” about 5 years ago, I found myself cleaning out my own temple from the deceptive influence of Sananda, Ashtar and perhaps other so-called ascended masters. You see, this book connects the dots between the church system, the new age movement and the ascended masters, aka the fallen angels. I discovered in retrospect that once the demons lost me to the One True God, they immediately set out to derail His plan for my life. Through dreams and other supernatural experiences, I was deceived on many levels for almost three decades..For 3 years BEFORE I was saved, I was steeped in the occult. I also had healing powers and I was able to see into the future through astrology and other means. Once saved, my occult powers carried over into Christianity without my knowledge primarily because I was ignorant of Satan’s devices. I’ve learned a lot about the enemy in 38 years!

When you examine EVERYTHING, you are actually resisting the devil and he shall flee from you, IF YOU PRESS ON!.

Whether in ignorance or by design, when a person has made an appeal to Satan’s services by either a formal pact or an informal agreement, that person has unwittingly submitted himself to the powers of darkness.. When signs, wonders and strange religious practices that did not emanate from the Holy Ghost are accepted as divine, a spiritual invitation is made to the fake Jesus. Without hesitation, the fake Jesus pushes his way through the doors of your soul. . My testimony is too long for one blog. However for the sake of the subject matter at hand, I can testify that I was one who ignorantly made an informal pact with the fake Jesus by not properly severing ALL of my ties to my pre-conversion practices of occultism and mediumship.

Through presumption, I assumed that once saved, ALL of my occultic practices of the past were behind me, since I had burned all of my astrology and occultic books in 1983. My personal testimony is a classic example of how the fake Jesus can fool a true Christian by deception, capitalizing on its target’s ignorance of certain spiritual matters. Hosea’s word continues to ring true.(Hosea 4:6) God’s elect are overwhelmingly deceived and if we are not careful, ultimately destroyed by a lack of knowledge of how “all spiritual manifestations are NOT from God!”Another reason why I share various aspects of my own personal testimony is to give you hope and confidence that the principalities and the powers of heaven shall not win. We overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony and I am an overcomer.

Here is just one of several examples. I received tongues at a meeting held in Albany New York through the ministry of the late Kenneth Hagin. Hagin is really the founder of the word of faith movement as it is operating today. I have no idea whether or not Hagin was a false prophet or a deceived one. I simply look around as I view Charismania, and I know Hagin by his fruits. Anyway, I never truly embraced the way that I received tongues because it had no resemblance to the way the early church received this gift as revealed in the book of Acts. Yet, I grew to speak prolifically, at my own will, what charismatics call in “a prayer language.”

The reason why I have not been convinced about tongues is that for 25 years, I was not able to find a bona-fide interpreter, nor was I able to interpret myself. So I ask, “Where are the interpreters?” The Holy Ghost does not expect me to throw away my commonsense. If I have prayed off and on for decades to receive the gift of interpretation of tongues as Paul suggests that we all do, 25 years passed and I still found no one, including myself to interpret my “prayer language”, good sense suggested to me that the tongue that I received in 1983 is not from God. So if it is not from God, then who did it come from?

Well, its obvious. It didn’t come from me. I suspect that it came from one of the Ascended Masters, perhaps Sananda or Ashtar. What would be the reason for the demons to desire to imitate tongues? Well, if we don’t know what we are saying when we speak in an “unknown” tongue, we could very possibly be used by demonic beings to “decree and declare” that their will, purposes and agenda be done on earth, rather than that of the will of the Father of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the One, True and Only Creator–the one that Lucifer rebelled against in the first place.
I have been involved in almost all of what is passing itself off today as emanating from the Holy Ghost. Early on, I was groaning and weeping in very strange ways beginning in 1979.. Kenneth Copeland provided me with the explanation that I was looking for, confirming to me that my strange experience was a manifestation of intercessory prayer. Kenneth taught that the strange weeping and groaning that I did was a sacrificial work for the lost and the bound, emanating in travail from the Holy Ghost. TD Jakes and his “wailing women” seminars concur with Copeland. So Copeland, Jakes and others had me convinced that God was using my travail to break yokes and bondages, ie. setting captives free. Since I believed that the Holy Ghost was using me to intercede, it is only natural that I held on to this strange work.

My mind was certainly unfruitful when I travailed and so often I tried to guess the reason behind it. I convinced myself that much of my groaning and weeping was for sinning preachers to repent. If so, it did not work. They just kept on sinning. I also laughed wildly in the spirit before I even heard of Hagin and Brown’s practice of what is called “holy laughter.”. My laughter was different, as I believed that the Holy Ghost was using me to laugh at the devil. When I laughed, I cried also. I found several scriptures to support my style of holy laughter and so I never tried this phenomena to see if it be of God. I just assumed that it was. The only supernatural experiences that I have not personally experienced is holy dance and shouting, African-American style. Perhaps that is because I have no cultural background in the South and I was not raised in an African-American Church or any church. In other words, holy dancing was not a part of my ancestral upbringing.

Furthermore, even though demons could no longer “step into me and speak,” some of my mediumistic traits DID survive my conversion. Nevertheless, when a counterfeit was exposed by the Holy Ghost in recent years, I have been duty bound to remove it by repenting and disavowing it. For example, I could heal BEFORE I was converted. I sucked pain out of people with my hands, particularly my left hand, BEFORE I was converted—proof that my healing gift was mediumistic and not charismatic, NOT OF THE HOLY GHOST.

Once I realized that my healing gift was tainted, I have made every effort not to touch anyone unless I am sure that I am being led by God to do so. I know today that more was required. I have come to the conclusion that my healing gift was not from God and therefore I vehemently repented, rebuked, resisted and renounced it. Perhaps the Lord will give me the true gift of healing from the Holy Ghost. Perhaps not. I just kept on cleaning house as I press toward the mark of my high calling and truth flooded down upon me like rivers of living waters.. I resisted the devil and he fled from me.

Here is another example of my occultic powers influencing my Christian service. Since I could see into the future through astrology and through dreams BEFORE I was converted, I had never learned the absolute necessity of trying the spirits to see if they be of God. As I look back over my Christian journey, some of my most significant dreams of future events that actually transpired were sent by the Fake Jesus. I see now with a clarity that I have never had before. The fake Jesus uses counterfeits of the Holy Ghost as “a hook.” Whenever I receive information of a futuristic nature in a dream about people I know, I rebuked the spirit of divination. Now I rarely hear from this demon.

In the last seven years, when the Lord wants me to know the future, I just “KNOW IT.” Very quietly. Don’t have to see a thing. I walk in faith these days and I don’t have a need of knowing the future as I once did. I soberly remember the Lord’s warning: A PERVERSE NATION SEEKS AFTER A SIGN! So, yes, I can admit without reservation that I myself have been deceived by the fake Jesus, and it has taken all of 30 years to get clean. There is evidence that I am completely clean but seriously speaking, I can’t yet say that I am absolutely certain. I wait on the Lord for Him to expose what may yet need to be uncovered.

How do I feel as a dedicated believer in Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the Only and True Begotten Son of God who has been deceived by the Fake Jesus for decades? Do I feel like a failure,–fooled frustrated, faithless ? Bamboozled, run a muck? To that, I must say, emphatically NOOOOOOOO! I am joyous, relieved that real truth has truly revived me and I am free at last!!!! .And I declare, ” BETTER LATE THAN NEVER!!!

You see, in my relentless search for truth, the Holy Ghost has granted me the wisdom to deny all mediumistic gifts once He has exposed them to me. However, He would not expose them to me until I was willing to humble myself, In 2012, I strongly recommend that all my readers humble themselves. To begin the process the first step involves questioning every significant supernatural experience that you have had since you believe you were saved, including your conversion experience. I would not recommend this step to you, if I did not take my own advice. Having been there and done that, I am pleased to report that the quality and consistency of the wisdom that I have received in the last seven years as compared to the previous 27 years, is truly beyond comparison. And the wisdom of God just keeps on coming.

If you have been in the occult, you were in the hands of the fake Jesus. Once you became saved, the fake Jesus assigned a religious demon to you to attempt to make your Christian journey unfruitful. The deception is like a maze or an intricate spider web. You may need help in unraveling the deception that the enemy has woven for years, even decades. Help is available. Call 518-477-5759 or send an email to rescueonfb@icloud.com

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Blasphemous Thoughts Yesterday and Today by Pam Sheppard

26 Jul

Over the centuries, demons and fallen angels continue to use similar strategies to torment their captives. Mental torment including blasphemous thoughts and irrational fears have been used by evil spirits throughout history to terrify those who have been religious. One such strategy in particular is inserting a fear into the captive of selling his soul, or even selling Christ so that he loses his salvation. Though both of these fears are not rooted in reality, and are simply torment in the realm of the mind, they serve as a way for demons to keep the captive in terror of committing a horrible sin.

One man who suffered intensely from blasphemous thoughts and a vivid fear of “selling Christ” was John Bunyan, who lived in England from 1628­1688. Bunyan eventually became a minister of the Gospel who has been famous throughout the centuries for his books including The Pilgrim’s Progress a​nd G​race Abounding to the Chief of Sinners.​Bunyan began worrying about sin and going to hell at the very young age of 9 or 10 years old. Once in his 20’s, Bunyan read the books T​he Plain Man’s Pathway to Heaven a​nd T​he Practice of Piety​and he began to desire religion and started attending church twice a day.
Bunyan became more and more religious, attempting to keep the ten commandments in order to go to heaven.

Though appearing to have turned his life around from an outwardly sinful one to one that seemed holy, he was consumed with doubts and began to have disturbing obsessive thoughts. The thoughts that started plaguing Bunyan included the fear that he was a reprobate and that he was possessed by the devil. Blasphemous thoughts about God also tormented him. “Yea, then I was most distressed with blasphemies. If I had been hearing the word, then uncleanness, blasphemies and despair would hold me a captive there: if I have been reading, then sometimes I had sudden thoughts to question all I read…“ (G​race Abounding to the Chief of Sinners,​paragraph 106).

In addition to blasphemous thoughts, Bunyan was also plagued by intrusive thoughts about worshipping the devil.

Sometimes also he (the devil) would cast in such wicked thoughts as these; that I must pray to him, or for him: I have thought sometimes of that, F​all down; o​r, i​f thou wilt fall down and worship me. M​att. iii. 9.” (​Grace Abounding,​paragraph 107).
A particularly distressing obsession that haunted Bunyan was “T​o sell and part with this most blessed Christ, to exchange Him for the things of this life, for any thing. T​he temptation lay upon me for the space of a year, and did follow me so continually, that I was not rid of it one day in a month: no, not sometimes one hour in many days together, unless when I was asleep.” (G​race Abounding,​paragraph 133).

“But it was neither my dislike of the thought, nor yet any desire and endeavour to resist, that in the least did shake or abate the continuation or force and strength thereof; for it did always, in almost whatever I thought, intermix itself therewith, in such sort, that I could neither eat my food, stoop for a pin, chop a stick, or cast mine eye to look on this or that, but still the temptation would come, S​ell Christ for this, or sell Christ for that; sell Him, sell Him.”​(​G​race Abounding,​paragraph 135).

This particular tormenting thought about selling Christ bears many similarities to the case of one of my clients, who I will call Diane. Diane is an A student and an intelligent college grad. For months now she has been tormented with the intrusive thought of selling her soul to the devil. Since having a false conversion about 6 years ago, she began having obsessive intrusive thoughts characteristic of OCD. These unwanted thoughts included the fear of committing the unpardonable sin, selling her birthright like Esau, going to hell, selling her salvation, and most recently, the fear of selling her soul to the devil.

Diane is constantly besieged these thoughts, just like Bunyan was attacked constantly for at least a year with thoughts about selling Jesus Christ. Like Bunyan, despite the fact that these thoughts are unwanted and she fears them, they still return. Just like Bunyan was dealing with intrusive thoughts to sell Christ, this client is dealing with intrusive thoughts to sell her soul to the devil, which in essence would be selling out Christ as well.

So I noticed that the case of Diane  and the case of John Bunyan have many similarities. The natures of Bunyan and Diane are to be self­absorbed, easily lost in thought, and fearful. The strategy of the evil spirits in Bunyan’s case and her case has been to torment them with their worst fears. Both Bunyan and this woman were/are terrified to somehow “give in” or “consent to” the thoughts. Bunyan at one point believed that he consented to the thought to sell Christ, just by having the thought “Let Him go, if He will” pass through his heart. He truly believed that he had sold his savior by having this thought and that he was doomed to hell for all eternity, believing that he had committed an unpardonable sin. My client also felt at one point that she had consented to selling her soul by just having a thought/sensation that felt as if she had “given in” to the thoughts about selling her soul. After being convinced that in fact, she had not actually sold her soul, the thoughts still continued. At this point the thoughts are continual, just like Bunyan’s thoughts about selling Christ.

My hypothesis  is this: the fact that these two cases which are CENTURIES apart are extremely similar and follow a similar pattern of fears and intrusive thoughts, with both people at one point being convinced that they had “sold their soul” or “sold Christ,” shows that the demonic strategy of tormenting people with blasphemous thoughts and fears of worshipping the devil or selling one’s soul or selling out Christ is nothing new. Demons know people’s personality types. It seems as if those who are particularly self-­absorbed, fearful, and are prone to OCD are prime targets for demons to torment them with thoughts that scare the person the most.

The good news is this: there is hope for those who suffer with intrusive blasphemous thoughts, fears of committing the unpardonable sin, selling Christ, selling one’s soul, and other tormenting thoughts. Bunyan’s case shows that although he suffered with this particular fear of selling Christ for over a year, Bunyan had a born again experience in which he was convicted of sin, was brought to the cross and was reassured of Christ’s bodily resurrection, and received forgiveness and cleansing of his sins. (G​race Abounding,​paragraph 229). At this point, all Bunyan’s torment stopped and he received peace and joy. My client Diane is still dealing with these thoughts on a moment-­to-­moment basis, which is extremely frustrating both to her and to myself as this has been a persistent issue for her. Although Diane presently is still dealing with the demonic intrusive thoughts and fears, if she is of the elect, she will be set free immediately upon her rebirth. For now, counseling  helps  Diane to manage and reduce the intensity of the torment.

Works cited: Bunyan, John. ​Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners. http://www.gutenberg.org/files/654/654­h/654­h.htm#page147

“How Does The Holy Spirit Work?” by Pam Sheppard

25 Jul

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Pam Sheppard discusses thoughts on how the Holy Spirit works

Originally posted on Come Out Of Her My People: Rev 18:4:

“The only honest answer after 37 years being led by Him is to say “I do not know.”

All I can say is that he is just like how The Lord described Him. He is like the wind. You can’t really see the wind, but you see it’s effects. He is neither wild, boastful or drunk as He is displayed by charismatics. His main purpose is to exalt Christ and to conform us into the Lord’s image. He does that first by causing us to be born again. The Spirit uses a uniquely personal approach, first of all by reproving and convicting us—causing us to repent by making the cross real and personal in our lives, dropping faith into us to believe on the Lord’s resurrection. Every testimony of rebirth is different but all of the elements of His work are the same. If they are not ALL there, then…

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The Fallacies of Deliverance Ministry

23 Jul

In this post we address the issue of Deliverance ministries in a Q&A format:-

1.In  your estimation, what would you say you do that is different from what is currently being done in deliverance ministries inside of the church?

Deliverance sessions in the Institutional Church are characterized by a deliverance worker shouting at demons to leave a person who can be seen rolling on the ground, coughing or vomiting. Some don’t have physical reactions but believe that once the pastor has prayed and laid hands on them they are delivered only to discover a few days or weeks later they are still suffering from the same issues. Deliverance ministries in the church don’t work because:-
A. a person could be seeking deliverance from an issue that isn’t spiritual e.g. spirit of not having a spouse – this is not a spiritual issue that requires deliverance.
B. The deliverance worker might have no power to cast out demons, because they are not born again.
C. Demons prefer to remain silent and control a persons life without being noticed; if a demon starts making noise for a long period of time making the person jerk back and forth, its probably mocking the deliverance worker and the person being prayed for.
D. The I.C. has been taken over by the fallen angels and religious demons – one clear sign of this is the “i accept Jesus” doctrine or easy believism. This has produced false conversions rather than true born again experiences.

The deliverance counselling we do is to help the person be free and healed. Everything one has been taught and believed is challenged, false teachings are exposed and discarded and the person learns the truth. Detox from religion is highly recommended, one has to clear their mind from error. Truth will cause demons to leave a person as they lose ground every time someone hears and accepts the truth.

The counselling method also helps one become more self aware, you will be able to distinguish what is spiritual and what isn’t. You learn how to use your free will and most importantly you will be clear on whether you have a false conversion or a true born again experience. Deliverance is no quick fix, it takes time and the person seeking deliverance needs to put in work to get results, a session with a pastor screaming at demons to get out will not cut it.

2. Is it only your professional background that separates and distinguishes the ministry that you provide?

I am different not just because of my professional background but my stand on various topics just to mention a few e.g. While many would consider the institutional church the house of God, it is clear to me that it is the evil tree Jesus spoke of in his parable. The Jesus worshiped in most churches today is a fallen angel and not the true God. The I.C. produces a lot of false converts and very few if none born again believers.

3.You seem to have a core group of people you work with, making it simpler for you to hone in on the believer’s conversion experience, much like what is happening in the four walls of the church but the church is a larger scale.

Is this discipleship what your ministry is all about?

I highly doubt the ability of churches to hone in one a believers conversion experience, most churches are about numbers and even for the few churches that are sincere they cant really help their congregations because of the strong delusion in most churches. Many church goers believe they are saved and born again when they are not. Our focus is not creating disciples but to expose the darkness, bring people out of deception, deliver them from demonic torment and help them stand in truth.

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Be Delivered From Deliverance Ministries & The Church of the End Time Zombies: A Guide to Religious Detox.

When Setting Captives Free is Blocked

22 Jul

Recently, I was made aware of the fact that someone I have been working with since September 2013 has been lying to me by omission. The bottomline is that even though this person has remained an active client for almost two years, he has really not understood a thing that I have been teaching. Its been a sham. Now he has told the truth, but it came way too late. The “omission” not only served as a blockage to his deliverance , but now this person has been hospitalized in a mental health facility.

Another man revealed lots of serious secrets yet he left out the one that was the most crucial to share.  in fact, the  ONE secret he left out resulted in his arrest and imprisonment.  The interesting thing is if he had revealed it, I could have been used as an expert witness to contradict the evidence presented by his accusers, for clearly, his enemies have “set him up.”

Being secretive is one of the worst blockages to deliverance. When men come into counseling with me, they are looking to pick my brain about deliverance and then go off and set themselves free on their own.  Is it pride?  I think that pride and arrogance has a lot to do with it.  However, as the bible states, not only does pride go before a fall, but God resists the proud.  If God is  resisting  you, than your deliverance will be permanently blocked.

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