Although we encounter secrets in every area of life, they are perhaps most destructive among parents and other relatives. Why? Because families are support systems. . Therefore, If family members keep secrets from each other–or from the outside world–the emotional fallout can last a lifetime. Fallen angels and demons will use secrets as a target to keep families in bondage for generations. What deliverance ministries are calling generational curses are really the power of family secrets to keep all its members in bondage. Expose the secret and expose the bondage.
There are five main ways that family secrets shape Us and put us in bondage.
1. they can divide family members, permanently estranging them;
2. they can discourage us from being open and honest with people outside of the family. in other words, the secret blocks us from trusting others.
3. they can freeze development at crucial points in life, preventing the growth of self and identity;
4. they can lead to painful relationships within a family, causing unnecessary guilt, resentment, shame and doubt.
5. They leave an open door to demons to consistently attack.
i remember a case where a secret almost destroyed a woman I write about called LAURA. LAURA was charismatic and she was also an addict. when I look back on it now, this prolific tongue talker was not even saved. Anyway, the secret that kept her drinking was that when she was single, she had a best friend who was dating this guy, who LAURA ended up marrying. The secret was that the two women were sleeping together as well. Laura’s friend left town before Laura and the guy got married. now she was planning to come back to town and Laura was afraid that the girlfriend would tell her husband that Laura had been a lesbian, sleeping with his own girlfriend.
This secret haunted Laura and caused her to continue to relapse. I would not know the secret if I did not dream about what had happened and confronted Laura about the dream. She broke down and revealed the truth. I told Laura to go on ahead and take the power out of the devil’s hands and tell her husband. She did, it all worked out. This was 1983. Laura broke up with that husband and married another, so all of that original guilt and shame was for nothing anyway, she is now a drug counselor herself with decades of sobriety under her belt.
When a family secret exposes others in a damaging way, to be set free from it, it needs to be exposed to someone that you really trust. The trusted person should be neutral, with no personal agendas connected to anyone involved. Preferably, the best person to reveal the secret to is a professional counselor. In deliverance counseling, I treat the problem created by the secret, making the whole generational curse approach unnecessary. So if you’ve got a secret the enemy is using against you, get help and call 518-477-5759.
In one of my recent counseling sessions, a newly born again woman asked me a question. I was asked, how does the born-again differ from the rest of the world?
I did not have to ponder this question for too long a time as there is one major way. The PEACE of Christ’ …as Jesus Christ of Nazereth says in John 14:27…’Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid!
My client responded with these words.
This scripture has become so true to me …when I look back and see the extremely tortured troubled & traumatized mind I had and now experiencing the true meaning of SOUND MIND! My mind has come to a rest …just like entering into the Sabbath. “There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God, For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his” Hebrew 4:9-10
The peace of the world is so different, it may be a short lived like diverting your mind on a movie or recreational activities to have a short term good feelings or stuff like yoga, meditations, reiki etc… during a reiki session what I experienced was total blankness of mind and a feeling of swimming in the air and a short period of ‘no thoughts’ and then a sudden gushing of all the held back mental trauma.
However, The Peace of Christ is so true and it is a powerful experience not justified enough by words, for its like having a child-like mind once again!
And having experienced both, it becomes easy to detect early the tricks of the enemies to defy you again! It is this Peace that makes ‘Walking in Spirit’ easier and activates the ‘Armor of God’, sorting every issue and solving every problem unlike earlier, but in HIS own ways.. still keeping up the promise of His rest STILL!”
Certainly with the help of demons, stress is a major reason why captives are not set free. Stress is pressure that causes us to worry and fret. It is diametrically opposed to the words of the Lord, when He admonishes us to “FRET NOT!” Stress eats away at those who are vexed to a point that an irritation is birthed, that functions like a living organism. Stress becomes a tangled thing that can eats away or gnaws at you in spirit, soul and body like a tapeworm or even a CANCER.
Those who are stressed tend to also be nervous. They become easily excited, then agitated, then annoyed. Then paranoid.
The paranoia of the stressed leads to fear or apprehensive. Stressed people are filled with misgivings that cause them to be distrustful about their future, where the mind anticipates something unfavorable or even sinister is about to happen.
The opposite of stress is peace. When there is a lack of peace in someone who professes to be born again, my eyebrow is raised, because peace is an important fruit of the spirit.
A lack of peace is also an indication that trust and faith in God is out of reach. But on a carnal, everyday level, there are certain issues and conditions that contribute to stress.
I find that insecure people, which includes do gooders and people pleasers are often stressed. Nothing they do for others is ever enough. They start to harbor bad feelings against those they claim they once helped and cared for. Passive people just fall deeper and deeper in their own self created trap, while The aggressive ones are generally stressed because they are too self centered and ambitious. Narcissistic types are never satisfied with a blessing because they think they deserve so much more. So when they never receive in life what they expected, stress sets in and establishes a stronghold for the enemy to use to his advantage.
Then again, the wicked are often stressed. As it says in proverbs, the wicked flee when no one pursues but the righteous are as bold as a lion.
What is the root of the stress you have experienced in life?
When you become born again, there is no doubt in my mind about the truthfulness of the scriptures. All past sins are forgiven. old things are passed away, and all things are made new in the new creation.
Yet, there is an overlap. here is an example.
You committed a crime and you got arrested and jailed. While in jail, you become born again. Yet, you go to trial and you are found guilty. YOU HAVE TO DO THE TIME.
Even so, the difference between you and other prisoners is like night and day. All guilt, shame and condemnation is wiped away from you and you serve your time in the joy and peace of the Lord. Your time served becomes productive. Other inmates with problems and issues come to you for advice and solace. You are respected because of your faith and viciously hated by some who are demon filled, yet you are protected in the midst of your enemies from all harm and danger.
I recall what was going on in my life when I got born again in 1977. I had been seeing a married man, a colleague for about a year. In fact, the Holy Spirit used that sinful relationship to prove to me that I was a sinner.
However, I tried to hold on to the man AFTER I was born again. I was not in church, and I had no CHRISTIAN elders to advise and guide me, so I kept the relationship. One day, shortly after I was born again, I was walking through my apartment and suddenly, I hit the floor on my back. Almost like slain in the spirit without a catcher!!!! LOL
It felt like I was pinned to the floor. Then I heard a voice say “Pam, you are causing that man to commit adultery. STOP SINNING NOW!!!!!
You talk about the fear of the Lord? I was afraid to go outside because I thought I might be hit by Lightning or run over by a truck!!!
I LET THE MAN GO!!!!
My point is this. When God saves you, LET GO OF THE SINS AND MISTAKES OF THE PAST. DO NOT CARRY THEM OVER INTO YOUR BORN AGAIN FUTURE. THIS IS NOT ONLY A TEACHING BUT A SERIOUS WARNING TO EVERYONE!!!!
By Pam Sheppard
Some may think that to be born again stops all deception. If you have been reading my books and blogs or watching my videos, then you realize that when I was in the occult, I dealt with spirits outright. I had what was called spirit guides or guardians to whom I communicated every day. I called, they answered. They called, I answered. Once I got born again, the spirits changed their tactics, to try to cause me to believe I was communicating with God. and for 25 years, they were successful.
I REPEAT. RELIGIOUS SPIRITS DECEIVED ME AS A SAVED CHRISTIAN FOR 25 years!!!!
First, an entity imitating God sent me three dreams that told me the same thing. I was urged to find Rev. Smith. Pushed and compelled by unseen forces, finally I followed their instructions and I found him. Immediately, I joined his church, where I entered into ministry two years later.
This is the key point to remember. I WAS BORN AGAIN!!! I followed the spirit’s guidance, deceived into believing that I was being led of the Holy Ghost. Instead, I was being led by a religious demon whose intent was to get me to join that evil, sinful church, pastored by Rev. Smith, a down low Jamaican warlock. Once a minister in training, I became in bondage to a wicked, corrupt international denomination.
The purpose of my personal example is to make a general point.
If the enemy can dupe and deceive the saved, what do you think religious demons can do with those who have had a false conversion who still believe they are saved but they are not?
Just because a person is born again does not make them “deception proof.”
The Lord would not have warned His disciples to “take heed and be not deceived” if there was no danger that they COULD be deceived. It does not matter how many things you are or were deceived about. In my case, for 25 years, I was deceived about a few things in comparison to what other churchgoers were deceived about. Yet the Holy Spirit did not release me from the deception until He was ready to. He simply stepped in when He chose the time to be right and started unravelling things.
What I remain cautious and watchful about is this. Just because I am undeceived NOW, does not mean that it is impossible for me to be deceived again. For me to think otherwise would be both proud and arrogant and I do not want God to resist me. Humility is a key factor to freedom from deception.
So what is deception?
Deception has to do with thoughts in the mind. Simply put, we believe a lie or a half truth. The worst of it are the assumptions we hold dear, for example, that the institutional church is the bride of Christ when she is not. the Bride is not a building or an organization. The Bride is not just one generation who goes to church. the Bride is spiritual, consisting of all born again believers who have lived and died believing on The Lord. So with even one wrong assumption like my example, deception will continue.
So The truth is that if you start off with even one little wrong assumption, everything else falls like dominos.
As I am reading some of the works of some ministers who have a decent portion of truth in their arsenal, I am watching how can those who started out with truth have fallen to deception. Pit is amazing how the enemy has used the truth truth they began with and led them into a lie. What happens is that the enemy takes advantage of our misconception of truth. He uses the weaknesses of our personalities to lead us into believing what suits us best.
This realization is humbling me quite a bit. I believe that once we are given truth, we have to seek God in prayer to help us not to misunderstand truth for our conception of truth may cause us to err.
So my question is “how do we make ourselves fool-proofed to deception?”
I think we can all answer this from experience. We begin by examining how we got deceived, what was it about us that caused us to be open to the deception, and how did we come out of it?
Consider the work of a grifter, a scam artist in search of a mark. The mark will have a glaring character flaw that the grifter will recognize as being perfect to the productivity and success of the scam. Greed, manifested as a desire to get something that he does not deserve at the expense of others or the system at large. Also the mark’s pride in his own personal sophistication and prowess will stop him from exposing the scam to the police, for fear of looking foolish.
Religious fallen angels and demons operate like grifters and scam artists before they implement their grand deception. Better to know ourselves better than they know us.
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According to the institutional church, particularly Charismatics, Baptists, and other denominations where sin is prevalent among the membership, these folk have an explanation. The explanation is that carnal Christians are saved. They love the Lord but since they are carnal, or worldly, they are justified but not sanctified. they have accepted Jesus as Savior but have not submitted themselves to Him as Lord.
This perspective also contends that carnal Christians can remain so for the rest of their lives. Even though throughout a lifetime of faithful church attendance and service, it is believed that carnal Christians will certainly get into heaven but so as by fire, or by the skin of their teeth.
I have excellent recall of the choir in the church where I began as a member in 1979. These folk were faithful, always in church. some of them were heavy tithers. I recall that they were also the most demonstrative worshipers, shouting, crying, falling slain, testifying of the Lord’s goodness, leaping up in the Holy Dance, etc.
Yet, the elders habitually sinned, particularly fornication. Their daughters were constantly getting pregnant, proudly wearing their choir robes with their bellies sticking out for all to see, with no husbands in sight. The choir pianist was a gay drug user, beloved of the entire church. Maurice died in his 40’s, never having changed his lifestyle.
Regularly, unwed mothers held baby showers in the church, like there was nothing wrong with this sort of behavior. I understand that nothing has changed among them.—in fact a tolerance of sin has so increased, that it goes more unnoticed today than it did 40 years ago. simply put, no change in character or in their values.
The explanation is that they love The Lord but that they are simply carnal Christians.
In our private blog, RESCUE members had some interesting things to say about this subject:
I have been around these type of people the majority of my life. Growing up, I was raised in a Baptist church, where basically people just do certain things to claim they are sorry for their sin and want to be saved. Then, after they are so called, “saved,” they try to justify their sin by using works of the flesh to try to keep from sinning. But they can’t do it, so they make excuses for their sin, and say, “Well, since I am saved, I am under grace, so God will forgive me as a “christian,” for doing this sinful thing. Then, they live their lives as if they are in so many trials and tribulations, and God is supposed to do everything for them. Not once do they even consider that God is not sitting at the throne waiting to give them their every need and desire because their motivation for trying to change is “getting into heaven.” These people live their lives one way in front of certain people, and behind closed doors live another way. They are the worst sinners I know! lol I used to always wonder why people were saying they were christians, but their lives did not reflect a love for living a holy life. Honestly, I used to laugh at them, because I knew it was fake. How can you claim to love God in one breath, and act like the devil in another? Yet, the minute somebody calls you on it, you say, “God knows my heart.” PULEEEZZE!!! Yeah, he knows your heart alright! He knows that it is wicked! They came up for every excuse in the book. These type of people would always focus everything on the Prodigal Son parable, implying that you can leave God and then come back to him and still be saved. Hmmm…..
Yes, I was one of those carnal Christians, but realized that this is wrong. Almost everyone I know is either a carnal Christian or they claim that their sins are not serious ones. So, I’ve seen either total acceptance of sin, or the condemnation and hyper critical judging of it. The greed, the politics, the discrimination, and the exclusion of others due to the fact that these others sin differently, is hypocrisy. I knew I wasn’t right, and found out why, but who knows how many are out there that do not know, and will never know the Truth. I am just glad that God has been showing me the Truth, and pulled me out of that nonsense. Now, I know I am not born again. With that knowledge it explains why I’ve not been able to overcome the flesh or sin on my own. It is impossible to do. When I am born again, I know the slate will be wiped clean and I will have the Holy Spirit to help me overcome the flesh and sin.
I was carnal and did my best to hide it behind a religious mask in fear of judgement. I always felt very guilty inside and wondered why I could never break free. I would see others who didn’t exactly drink or smoke or engage in sexual sin but they instead were controlling and abusive to a very sinful degree which was quite acceptable. It was my constant carnality that finally helped me realize I wasn’t saved. My carnality was drinking, smoking and depression. Had my carnality been religiosity or jezebelliousness (lol) I would still be in her! No matter how hard I tried I just couldn’t keep up with them. I relapsed into drinking after close to 4 years again to ease the pressure of a very controlling Holiness church…I can trace a lot of problems occurring after going to that church including a botched suicide attempt. This is where I seen the image of sananda etched on a pew. I had seen an image of him before even reading Pams book. That’s why immediately I knew Pam was speaking the truth and was like this huge revelation. I didn’t want to accept that I was not immediately unsaved, but the truth and proof was there,,,,,,there are no carnal Christians those who are truly born again. I am sure sin will come for those born again but to be in that same sin for 6 years straight is a strong clue of a false conversion.
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True converts are born again by the seed that the Holy Spirit uses to bring forth new life in a spiritually dead sinner. It is through the gospel message that people are saved.
the seed that God uses to save a soul is the incorruptible seed in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
this is true preaching.
the seed that God used for me was preached through Cecil B. DeMille.
I have periodically been preaching to you. The people you know, whether or not they have had false conversions or no conversions at all, need to hear the true gospel.
so Can you now preach the true gospel that to those you know?
There is a great deal of information on chakras, written by Hindus, Buddhists, Satanist and New Agers.
I am more than happy to acknowledge that I am no expert on this subject, nor do I desire to become one. In fact, I want to make it perfectly clear that my concern and interest in chakras is solely from a deliverance perspective. Actually, in my deliverance counseling practice, I continue to receive ever-increasing phone calls, particularly from power-hungry young men who sought to stir up spiritual energies in an attempt to be a superior human being. Instead, they found themselves under constant attack from threatening beings, bent on their total destruction.
Chakras don’t open on their own. The practices for opening chakras include meditation, visualization, and deep breathing exercises that will transform the practitioner into an altered state of consciousness. Satanists teach that breathing exercises help the practitioner to “feel his “witching power, which they are to condense into a ball of light, working it up from the base chakra to the crown, feeling the energy throughout. With visualization, practitioners are taught to create thoughtforms, energy programmed to carry out specific tasks or directed to travel through astral planes. Visualizations of beams of light entering his or her body through the crown chakra, and its corresponding colo are typical procedures.. With thoughtforms, participants actually attract and invite demons to come into them.
I have done chakra cleaning, where 100’s of demons came out of one chakra by simply casting them out in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. This particular captive’s chakras were opened through visualizations and automatic writing: It took about four months, but Pearl has been completely delivered of torment. Here is her testimony when she was about 70% free:
My chakras are closed, I am sure of that. The thoughtforms are largely gone. My aching soul is at peace; no more sorrow. The physical pain is still there, similar both to kundalini and fibromyalgia, but I have controlled that with things like medication, walks, hot baths, rest, and enough good meals throughout the week, as recommended in that one article you sent. I also read that fibromyalgia is treated exactly the same way. Anyway, these things seem to keep the burning, jitters, and creepy crawling under control. I can say life is much better in general.
There are only two things that are still happening.
First, there is still sexual harassment that takes place at night. When I wake out of sleep, I am under severe temptation. It tries to start sex. Unless I take a way of escape the temptation quickly escalates. It is different from before. I used to hear their voices, especially the voice of the demonic husband. But the voices are gone, and whereas before there were many entities, now there is just this one, and I have heard no voice. I believe it is attached to my neck in the back, and I have always thought something was attached there. There is always an itchy rash there, where it seems to be attached. Maybe it is the last holdout, the strongest one, like the one that has been calling the shots on the whole operation and has now lost most of its crew, though I’m not sure of anything at all.
Then there is the closed eye vision. First, when I look at another person, then close my eyes, concentric circles have formed around the face. I know there is something peering at people through my eyes! I think it might be the entity on my back, though once again, I’m not sure. Also, though the thought forms are largely gone and though I can’t see much detail anymore, there are still entities in my vision. I know you addressed the chakras, but not specifically the eyes, so maybe those entities stayed. They cause white streaks in my peripheral vision in open eyes. Otherwise, they only manifest in closed eyes. There is still a negative image, and sometimes I can see a a round, dark area that looks like a tunnel, from which they have always entered and exited. Yesterday a big eyeball appeared for the first time in a long time. It had a clear pupil, iris, and blinking eyelashes, like part of a face. I used to see both handsome and awful faces constantly, and these dreadful eyes staring, but in recent months these things have greatly decreased. I used to see number 7s and table forks. I used to have regular nightmares and also hallucinations in which demons would appear. But these things don’t happen much anymore at all. Yet some few entities are definitely still there.
What concerns me most is the seemingly open channel into the eyes, because that is how they all got in originally. About 30 initially attacked, then in the next few days they attacked by the dozens, crashing into my eyes in groups of about 15 or so each. The thought forms were different in nature, but many of those attacked as well. Though the activity is largely gone, along with most of the entities, my concern over the eyes is that they be cleansed of all entities and then the channel be closed, because, though there have been virtually no invasions following deliverance, I don’t want anything to have a way back, or any new ones to have a way to invade.
The persons who are still doing this false teaching are exposing people to something so horrible it is almost indescribable.
Who is Pearl referring to?
Well, she got the reference off of a Sid Roth show—the teachings of Mark Virkler
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By Carol A. Davis
According to Pastor Pam’s’ blog article, Demons Tie Souls Together in a Not so Tender Trap, a demonic or ungodly soul tie is like an invisible rope between two or more persons that fallen angels and demons can use to their advantage to cross or travel from one person to another. Some of the most common forms are between men and women who are having sex with each other.
From Pastor Pam’s article:
Holy, divine soul ties between married couples draw husbands and wives together like magnets, while soul ties between fornicators can draw a beaten and abused woman to the man who in the natural realm she would hate and run from, but instead she runs to him even though he doesn’t love her, and treats her like dirt.In the demonic world, unholy soul ties can serve as bridges between two people to pass demonic garbage through. Other soul ties can do things such as allow one person to manipulate and control another person, and the other person is unaware of what is going on or knows what is going on, but for no real reason, allows it to continue.
I can definitely relate to this, and I’m sure the majority of people have experienced this in one way or another. I was madly in love with one man for years. We were on and off for 10 years. He was a musician and could write these songs that would just grip your soul. He wasn’t much to look at, but he had local fans who were obsessed with him because of his music. I would listen to his CD’s for hours and hours and was obsessed with him. But he treated me like dirt – always had other women, would disappear and then reappear, etc. I hardly ever got to see him, because he was always “busy” (probably with other women), but he was always on my mind.
Whenever I’d get to actually see him, I’d get there and suddenly be kind of turned off. I’d find myself not being as physically attracted to him as I had imagined, and he was kind of obnoxious. It wouldn’t feel like how I’d pictured it the entire couple weeks I’d been dreaming about seeing him. But I’d disregard those feelings, because I had already made up my mind. Sometimes I’d hear bad things about him that, had it been anyone else, would have sent me running. For instance, he had worked at a coffee shop at one point. He left that job, and I later found out from one of his ex-coworkers that he’d been fired for stealing $2000. But it didn’t match up with the picture I had of him in my mind, so I would just push those types of things out of my mind.
He had me putting up with things and doing things I said I would never do. It was OK for him to sleep with other girls as long as it was understood who was his lady and who the side-pieces were. He wanted to do threesomes, and it wasn’t something I wanted to do, but to keep him happy, I agreed to it (we never got around to it). He let my parents’ house get foreclosed on because of one late payment that wouldn’t have been late if not for them having to pay for my $200 medicine, while meanwhile he was in Vegas throwing $10,000 in the air at a stripclub. I had held him down plenty of times when he was broke. This was the type of situation you cannot tell your girlfriends about, unless you want to get laughed at or cussed out. “Like, seriously, he will spend $10,000 on strippers and let you drown, yet you really think he is your boyfriend?”
So, to sum it up, he treated me bad and I really wasn’t even that attracted to him, but something kept me coming back for more. This is the type of thing a demonic soul tie can do – have you doing things that make no sense.
The thing is, the enemy sets you up to get in these situations. At the time, you are all turned on, and everything looks good to you. The mood might be right, and the man himself may look good to you, but if you could see the vile entities standing by just waiting for you to give it up, because they just need a way in, that state of arousal would be gone quick. You’d probably be so disgusted you would throw up.
There have been a few times even since I’ve been born again that my flesh has been tempted – either to go see one of my old male friends or to look at some porn and take care of myself. But all I have to do is remind myself what is really going on, and that kills that right then and there. I picture a scene not unlike the picture above, because that is truly what is going on.
Can anyone relate?
Here is an interesting quote from a blog called Detox From Church For Real, as it pertains to those who have left the
institution called “church.”
“If you’re not careful, keep harping on what’s wrong with church can become YOUR religion. An obsession. An addiction as real as that to crack cocaine…Keeping your spirit’clean’ also means turning away from that which poisons you, that takes you back to that place of being wounded by churchianity. I don’t see recovering drug addicts going back to the crack houses…trying to ‘save’ those who are caught up in the drug scene. SO what’s with religious folks trying to ‘save’ the lost and misguided, the bamboozled, the deceived in church?vThat’s NOT your job anyways…THAT IS THE JOB OF THE HOLY GHOST.” (Wenona Russ)
In ministry while in a denomination for 25 years, I was once one of the wounded, so I personally know the truth of this quote. When the Bishop manipulated the leadership council to remove my name from the membership rolls back in 2004, even though I had been shown by God what would happen nine months before the deed was done, I was still both hurt, bitter and angry. The truth is that when you focus on individuals and not the religiously political system that my enemies represented, bitterness and even outrage will naturally surface. I took out my rage on them in a book, where I changed names but I identified the denomination. I re-wrote the book a few years later, with a new title “Come Out of Her God’s People,” and without identifying the specific church BTW.I no longer market the original. You see, once a critic stated that I sounded “bitter,” I realized that my literary articulation was being negatively affected by the outrage that I thought I had successfully suppressed.
The truth is that I had allowed “looking back” at their scandals to tarnish my own soul. I have purposed in my heart to refuse to allow any person, place, thing or entity to shape, or even slightly influence the essence of who I am according to who God created me to be. .
Once the Lord revealed to me the deep truth as to why I was rejected by church leaders, I never again looked back at them and their SCANDALS.
You see, there was and I expect continues to be much SCANDAL in this particular sect—so much so that I am reminded of the TV series that bears the same name.
In this regard, as a former pastor among them, I once knew of loads of COVERED UP denominational scandals among the religious white- washed tombs, the persevering hypocrites. So watching the politicians cover-up of scandals on the TV series reminded me of the games religious folk play.
At first, like everyone else, you look at the individual characters to make an assessment as to who is to blame, who is at fault. With the TV series, you wonder if it the President or his monstrous Chief of Staff! Or is it his power-hungry First Lady, or perhaps the head of the secret agency called B613? In my “church situation,” , I first looked at the people involved in trying to bring me down in the church. There were three of them.
On the TV series, when you begin to watch each character lie, plot, scheme, manipulate, and even murder, I noticed that at the heart of their behavior is their yet naive attempt to be the good guys, wearing the white hat. The characters are able to live with their mess because they can still rationalize that they did their best to protect the republic. So with all of their political tactics, you have to ask yourself “well! who is the republic?”
And this is the IC. Both politics and religion use the same tactics. Religious folk kill off other churchfolk because they believe they are protecting their territory within the IC. Therefore, it is understandable that both politics and religion have their part to play as Mystery Babylon.
Consider the IC.
By any means necessary, whether a famous mega preacher or the choir director or trustee of a 50 member church, the goal is the same. To protect the IC, which like the republic is a non-human entity. A system. A religious system.
The reality is that the problems and SCANDALS of the IC have been built into Her system for the last 17 centuries. so there is no one in the IC today who is really the originator of any of her present circumstances.
Olivia Pope had an interesting revelation about the republic. As the re-election campaign manager for the sitting President, she came to realize that it really did not matter who wins. All three candidates committed murder. The democrat committed a premeditated murder of his wife’s lover, the independent killed her closet gay husband in a fit of rage and covered it up, and the incumbent President killed a dying woman who was about to release a damnable secret to the press!
In other words, ALL THREE CANDIDATES ARE MURDERERS!!!!!
Upon this realization, Olivia got yet another revelation. Working for the republic at any cost changes who you are because through passivity, you lose yourself. Engulfed in darkness, you can no longer stand in the sun.
Herein lies what happens in the IC. Each individual loses him or herself trying to sustain Her. When a member or a pastor become a target of destruction in the denomination I was ordained in, the expression was “the Bishop or the Council killed him or killed her. When a church scandal has been covered up, the devil comes in and takes over.
That is why, rather than spend my energy bashing Her, I focus on restoring individuals who desire freedom from Her. Seeking freedom? Check out RESCUE at www.aboutrescue.com or call 518-477-5759
What are some other reasons why it is fruitless to continue to look back at HER to expose, criticize or blame?
Well, If she were alive, I know of someone who can answer the question by her own personal experience. God warned those He led out of two decadent cities not to look back at what He was destroying. For to look back is a sign that you want to GO back.
Let Lot’s wife warn YOU from her pillar of salt.