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How God Delivered a Former Occultist From Charismatic Christianity

8 Jan

by Pastor Pam

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, 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 had healing powers and I was able to see into the future through astrology and other means. Once saves, my occult powers carried over into Christianity without my knowledge primarily because I was ignorant of Satan’s devices.

Any person who has ever seriously practiced the occult has made an invitation to the powers of darkness. 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 occult practices of the past were behind me, since I had burned all of my astrology and occult 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?

The Fake Jesus: Fallen Angels Among Us  connects the dots between the church system, the charismatic movement,  the new age movement and the ascended masters, aka the fallen angels.

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.

In conclusion, 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 mediumship 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 occult 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 mediumship powers once He has exposed them to me. However, He would not expose them to me until I was willing to humble myself, In this regard, humbling myself involved questioning every significant supernatural experience that I have had since I have been saved, including my conversion experience, which itself was “supernatural.” As such, the quality and consistency of the wisdom that I have received in the last 7 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 “spiritual,”  the fake Jesus assigned a religious demon to you to attempt to make your Christian journey unfruitful. Help is available. Get in touch with me. Send an email to pamsheppard911@yahoo.com or call 518-477-5759

Freedom From The Great Falling Away

17 Dec

The Great Falling Away

The Apostle Paul warned Timothy that in the last days, some would depart from the faith because they gave heed to seducing spirits and doctrines  of devils. I connected the dots and assumed that Paul was referring to “the great falling away.”  So while I was a faithful member and pastor in the organized system, I was incorrect in my assumption that the faithful few would remain in the organized church, when actually the opposite phenomena has occurred.  For those who have “fallen away,” are those who remain inside the organized, religious system.

HERE IS THE PATTERN. Those who came to know Jesus Christ through the organized church have come to know the Jesus of their understanding, embraced him, fallen in love with his sacrifice, his death, his goodness, his mercy, his peace, his power to heal etc. They become devoted followers of the Jesus of their understanding. And because of their commitment and devotion, they are attacked and abused by other followers of this same Jesus who are hypocrites. This attack has a deceptive intent and outcome, in that the devoted ones believe themselves to be more saved than the hypocrites.

However, without an understanding of the Lord’s resurrection, neither the devoted believer nor the hypocrite is truly saved. The expression “He rose from the dead” just becomes more meaningless verbage,–a lifeless “tag on” to the cross. In spite of the fact that the devoted followers are initially deceived by the attack they receive from the hands of professing “Christians” , the Lord uses the attack to His advantage by calling out those that He has chosen from the beginning of time to be genuinely saved. Therefore, He allows the demon to torment His called out ones, who have been entrapped and confused by believing on the imposter. The attack warns the deceived ones that “something is wrong.” Nine times out of 10, what is wrong is that the deceived have been unknowingly believing in a unresurrected imposter who calls himself “Jesus Christ.” .

Just as you will find perhaps billions of innocent people who are extremely devoted to Allah, Buddha, and other gods– sincere people, faithful followers of the wrong god,— the religious demon is using the same tactics in Christianity. The religious demon literally imitates Christ, either without the cross or without the resurrection or at times, even without BOTH. This fake Jesus is more apparent among the Mormons, the Catholics, the Christian Scientists, and the Jehovah Witnesses. Each of these allegedly Christian religions have changed the gospel in some way. However, this “imposter god” is also drawing out followers through the preaching of the prosperity message, ie. “a millionnaire Jesus.”

In other words, word of faith, non-denominational, charismatic and Pentecostals have more subtly changed the nature and character of Jesus with their prosperity preaching and by neglecting to preach the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. The fake Jesus has used the same tactic with a slightly different spin. THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE BEEN TORMENTED CAN CONSIDER YOURSELVES “BLESSED.”. The real Jesus is about to rescue you. The devil has tried to snatch you out of the Lord’s hands but he WILL NOT BE SUCCESSFUL. to be set free, click the title link above called “WHATS GOIN ON.”

ASHTAR

I have found out the name of the imposter-Satan’s #1 religious demon. His name is Jesus Sananda Immanuel, and he is assisted by another, a high level angel called Ashtar. Together, Jesus Sananda and Ashtar have been imitating Jesus Christ of Nazareth. At first, their focus was on establishing false Christian religions like the Mormons and others. A fallen angel pretending to be a UFO, Sananda is a fraud, a mocker, an imitator and a blasphemer of the most High God. Their primary goal is to unite all world religions. Ashtar first entered this solar system on July 18, 1952, 55 years ago. Truly, that is when the problem of the present day organized church began to have serious problems. Ashtar first contacted to Col. George Van Tassel, introducing himself as a UFO. For decades now, Sananda and Ashtar continue to communicate openly with their New Age followers, speaking to them through mediums who today are called “channels” or “contactees.”

Sananda is on the cover of the book “THE FAKE JESUS”

If you search the web with the names of these two fallen angels, you will find a plethora of contradictory information, depending upon the “spiritual consciousness” of the channel or contactee. With professing Christians who believe that they are serving and worshipping Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the only begotten Son of God, Sananda and Ashtar use deception through infiltration into the organized church with false practices, false doctrine and deceived and/or false prophets. In other words, Jesus Sananda defies and refutes Jesus Christ of Nazareth by preaching that all religious roads lead to God. The Lord Jesus Christ declared that no man could come unto the Father than but by Himself yet Jesus Sananda preaches that all religions lead to the Father.

To find out who Sananda says that he is, I have reviewed the writing of several “channels.” It was an arduous task. Overall, it seems that Sananda’s mission and purpose is the unification of all world religions, spiritual paths, schools of thought, in other words the formation of Mystery Babylon. Sananda needs ministers to provide him with opportunities to “do his job.” So you need to examine yourself and determine which Jesus you have been worshipping and serving.

Here is the  test.

: 1. Are you preaching universal, unconditional love and acceptance? 2. Do you hear little to nothing about sin, repentance and the cross? 3. Have you been sitting under preaching that is emphasizing YOU finding your divine destiny? 4. Have you been sitting under preaching about “taking the kingdom for Christ” ie. dominion teaching? 5. Have you ever been slain in the spirit? 6. Do you have “a prayer language” that you yourself do not understand? 7. Are you striving for complete unity of all faiths in Christ? There is more, but if you believe in Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the Only begotten Son of God, and can answer “yes” to even one of these 7 questions, you may be in serious trouble.

Here is the most important question to ask. Did you ask Jesus to “come into your heart?” If you did, then you made an invitation to Sananda.

 I highly recommend that you watch a 3 part video on Counterfeit Births.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0N6KvTrSSdE&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G-5Nk0hSHE&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXW51w6cong&feature=related

The Charismatic Movement Part 2: Tongues

16 Dec

The Charismatic Movement: Part 2: Tongues  An Excerpt from the FAKE JESUS: Fallen Angels Among Us

Evan Roberts and The Wales Revival of 1904-1905; Part of the appeal of this wide scale revival lay in Evan Roberts himself, a charismatic and sincere preacher. Although he came from the Welsh Methodist tradition, he wasn’t a theologian, and he never finished his training to be a minister. His message was for all the people of Wales, regardless of denomination, and it was immensely appealing. Meetings would be a mixture of prayer, self-examination and singing, and they could last for hours. Roberts  suffered a severe mental breakdown at the end of the revival, from which he never recovered. As a result, his public ministry was finished. He recuperated at the home of Jessie Penn Lewis and he assisted her in writing “War on the Saints.” When the book was denounced by critics in that day, it is reported that Roberts denied co-authoring the book. Jessie Penn Lewis, author of “War on the Saints.” ((1861-1927) was an English evangelical speaker and author of a number of Christian evangelical works. Her father was a Calvinist Methodist minister. Along with Evan Roberts, Penn Lewis was significantly involved in the 1904-1905 Welsh Revival. As previously noted, the revival was abruptly shortened with the mental and physical collapse of Evan Roberts.

Penn-Lewis traveled internationally to take her spiritual warfare message to audiences in Russia, Scandinavia, Canada, the U.S., and India. She has remained a controversial figure among Christians for almost 100 years, primarily because she declared the failure of the Welsh Revival to be the work of Satan. Emphasis is centered in “War on the Saints” of the danger that comes to believers at the point of baptism in the Holy Ghost, yet little reference is made to tongues.

In a subtitled called “The Counterfeit Presence is Sensual,” Penn-Lewis writes: (War on the Saints, pg. 130-131) “The counterfeit presence of God is given by deceiving spirits, working upon the physical frame, or within the bodily frame, upon the senses. We have seen the beginning of this, and how the first ground is gained. It is deepened by these sense-manifestations being repeated, so gently, that the man goes on yielding to them, thinking this is truly ‘communion with God’—-for believers too often look upon ‘communion with God’ as a thing of sense and not of spirit—and here he commences praying to evil spirits under the belief that he is praying to God. The self-control is not yet lost, but as the believer responds to, or gives himself up to these ‘conscious’ manifestations, he does not know that his WILLPOWER IS BEING SLOWLY UNDERMINED. At last through these subtle, delicious experiences, the faith is established that God Himself is CONSCIOUSLY IN POSSESSION OF THE BODY, quickening it with felt thrills of life,or filling it with warmth and heat, or even ‘agonies’ which seem like fellowship with the sufferings of Christ, and travail for souls, or the experience of death with Christ in the consciousness of nails being driven into the bodily frame, etc. From this point, the lying spirits (demons) can work as they will, and there is no limit as to what they may do to a believer deceived to this extent. (Jessie Penn-Lewis)

Now readers, don’t get angry with me. I did not write those words. I don’t know about you, but almost a century ago, this woman wrote words that describe ME! From the agonies and travail for souls, the feelings of warmth and heat, .the consciousness of nails being driven into my bodily frame, I experienced all of this—some of it before I even heard about tongues, before I was even introduced to charismatic teachings or mega preachers.

There is nothing new under the sun where the religious demon is concerned. He just reworks the same ole stuff. Just recently, I happened to be browsing “War on the Saints” for the umpteenth time and I found a short paragraph accompanied by a specific footnote toward the end of the book regarding tongues in small print which is quoted below, in red. As much as I read and value this book, I only noticed this small paragraph and footnote last week: “A question arises here as to whether believers may now speak in unknown tongues, as the disciples did at the time of the Holy Spirit’s in filling at Pentecost.

There are those that say ‘Yes” but the truths set forth in preceding chapters, show that until the spiritual section of the Church of Christ are more acquainted with the counterfeiting methods of the spirits of evil, and the laws which give them power of working, any testimony to such experience AS TRUE, cannot be safely relied upon. (pg. 298) And here is the footnote in fine print: The subject of speaking in tongues is not further dealt with, as the counterfeits in connection with it are only a fraction of the countless counterfeits being forced upon the children of God AT THE PRESENT TIME, numbers of which are not referred to in these pages. A believer not deceived by counterfeit speaking in tongues can be deceived and possessed by accepting other counterfeits. An understanding of the BROAD PRINCIPLES showing the basic differences between the way of God’s working, and the deceptive imitations by Satan, will enable spiritual believers to discern for themselves all the counterfeits they meet with today.

Clearly, Jessie Penn-Lewis was more concerned about “her day and time” then she was about ours. Having ministered in the greatest revival that has occurred in recorded church history since the days of the early church, much of her wisdom comes from experience. Likewise, my own reservations about tongues is primarily connected to counseling professing Christians for deliverance, the vast majority of whom speak in tongues, yet they are also tormented and some have been seriously demonized.

Evidently, Penn-Lewis was not a prophet and therefore, the Lord did not show her “our times” or perhaps she would have spent more time on the speaking in tongues–a practice that has evolved in our times into a major controversy.  In this regard, I hope that those readers who speak in tongues will not allow their feelings and emotions to override their good sense.  My concern is not for the bona-fide manifestation. In 30 years, I have not personally witnessed one.  My concern is for the counterfeit. As such, I agree with my contemporary, Dr. Rebecca Brown’s warning concerning counterfeits manifested through the speaking in other tongues. Her comments were made relative to charismatic Catholics but I believe that Dr. Brown’s words apply to word of faith followers and those within pentecostal denominations as well:

Christians have made the terrible mistake of assuming that ALL tongues are from God. How wrong they are!…It is well-known that many occult rituals are done in tongues….The fact that Catholics speak in tongues is not proof that they are filled with the Holy Spirit. Too many of these precious Catholic souls assume that because they are speaking in tongues, they are saved. How can the Holy Spirit be operative and manifesting  of idolatry?”( Prepare for War, pgs 182-3)

In a nutshell, Dr. Brown’s rhetorical question is the bottom line of this blog, and in a nutshell, she has written what I believe to be the overriding issue. Therefore, I must concur that I do not believe that tongues and its interpretation can be a gift from God within an idolatrous system. The degeneration of this system in the last two decades or more has now gone wild with the prosperity gospel. The amount of money pilfered from unsuspecting, faithful people in tithes and offerings is beyond my imagination to sum up. Furthermore, the current segment of the charismatic/pentecostal system’s preaching of faith has seriously injured and caused premature death to countless of people who have refused needed medical attention that could have spared their lives.

Tragedies of today are actually influenced by the ministries of Charles  Parham and another 19th century minister whose name is John Alexander Dowey. Called the Father of Healing Revivalism, Dowey was arrested and charged with manslaughter in the death of his own daughter, who died from a severe burn due to Dowey’s refusal to seek medical attention on her behalf. The beat goes on as I have recently watched video clippings of people whose deceased relatives believed in error that they were healed at a Benny Hinn crusade.

Only God Himself knows how many of his children on their death beds suffered needlessly,–depressed because some word of faith preacher taught them that anyone who becomes sick has either failed God or that their faith in God was too weak to be healed by Him. No, I no longer trust a system that has been replete with error for 100 years. I have searched the scriptures and now I have reviewed the history of tongues. I have some strong impressions as to why I have been suspicious of manifestations that I have either experienced or witnessed. Research has confirmed for me that what we see operative today in tongues is counterfeit.   If there is a true gift of tongues in operation, we should be privy to how to discern the true gift from the fake one. Moreover, if tongues has actually ceased by the hand of God, we should not attempt to restore it. For those who desire to continue to track my search for truth, I suggest that you keep reading.

Note:. The Fake Jesus was published  in 2007.

Today is December 15, 2011.Four years have come and gone.  I spoke in tongues from 1982-2007. Twenty-five years!!!! As it now stands,  I continue to NOT speak in tongues because today I am convinced that it is a counterfeit doctrine and practice  of the spirit of the Anti-Christ. I make no exceptions, unless you are in a remote part of the world where more than one unknown language is spoken, and the natives have never heard of Jesus Christ.

Freedom From the Charismatic Movement Part 1

16 Dec

The Charismatic Movement Part 1

An Excerpt From “the Fake Jesus.”

To discern the signs of the times, I believe that we need to comprehend “what went on yesterday, about 100 years ago. So this blog post is dedicated to sharing a historical perspective and to let you, the reader decide. I myself try all supernatural occurrences from the words of Jesus: A good tree doesn’t bring forth bad fruit and a bad tree doesn’t bring forth good fruit—and also–you shall know them by their fruit.

Remembering the fervor of the early 80’s, the word of faith movement clearly “took off” primarily because of tongues. Everyone was seeking the initial sign of the baptism in the Holy Ghost, as word of faith preachers, pastors and teachers all concurred that tongues was the initial evidence. At times, seeking after uttering a tongue seemed higher in priority than salvation, as the leaders taught that being saved was only a beginning step to being “filled.”

Consequently, those who proclaimed to be “born again” did not settle for conversion alone because being filled with the Holy Spirit meant that “you spoke in tongues.” History was my least favorite subject in high school, probably because what was past didn’t seem important to me. When we are young, we live in the present moment. Many misunderstand that just because being born again involves “old things being passed away,” how will we be able to assess our spiritual growth if we don’t consider “how we used to be?”

Along these same lines, I believe that the truth about tongues can be found in its historic roots, that go back a century or so ago. Prior to the early 20th century, history would suggest that the speaking in tongues actually DID cease for 19 centuries. While the Middle Ages constituted long years of spiritual darkness, the Protestant Reformation exemplified a revelatory outburst of light regarding the doctrines of sin, salvation, justification by faith and holiness. This period marked the interpretation of scripture by some of the finest minds in church history. Even though there were some instances of “the ecstatic” among a group called the Anabaptists, for the most part, the Reformation was silent about the speaking in tongues.

Moreover, within the founding days of America, neither the Pilgrims, the Puritan leaders, nor any other Christian group indulged in speaking in tongues. Times of great emotional conviction were recorded and believers were moved to show their convictions through their fervency of feelings and emotions. Yet, even though thousands were convicted of their sins in frontier revivals, the speaking in tongues found no expression.

Earnest Christians and ministers in this period of history set themselves to rediscover truth. Literary Christian scholars produced excellent essays and formulated insightful scriptural interpretations, yet not one spiritual leader of the Reformation period in the USA even intimated that the doctrine of speaking in tongues had any role at all in the spiritual life of that day.

In the third decade of the 19th century, a pastor in London by the name of Edward Irving made a public declaration of healing, prophecies and tongues, including them in his worship services. Upon visiting Irving’s church, contemporary essayists wrote in the London Times, “God was working miracles by hysterics.”

Though Irving was ousted from the Presbyterian Church, he started another,namely,the Catholic Apostolic Church. In various parables, Jesus gave us a simple tool of discernment. He tells us that good trees produce good fruit, bad trees produce bad fruit,and that we “know them by their fruit.” The Lord made it clear that a bad tree cannot produce good fruit. As I continued to study,I found that the precursors of the pentecostal movement which centered itself in the speaking in tongues was filled with “bad fruit.”

Let’s look at the lives and work of each outstanding leader, one at a time. It is interesting to note the significant influence of women in the tongues movement and the establishment of the denomination of Pentecostalism.

Mother Ann Lee” the founder of the Shakers, 1736-1784: Mother Lee was the charismatic founder of the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, commonly known as the Shakers. After a difficult early life, she joined a group of Christians in Manchester, England, who had split from the Quaker movement. Their unorthodox views and impassioned convulsions in worship drew ridicule and persecution, along with the nickname “the Shakers.”

While imprisoned, Mother Ann received a revelation that she was the embodiment of the second coming of Christ, in feminine form. Lee claimed that she could also discourse in 72 tongues. Lee settled in Watervliet New York, a town about a 15 minute drive from where I now live.

Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormons,1805-1844: Smith was among the first to advocate for the speaking in tongues. He believed that tongues opens the door to visions and revelations. After all,this is the way that the book of Mormon had come to him. Taken from a chronological history of the Mormon church, I found this:

History of the Church 2:428, 27 March 1836: [at the end of the temple dedication] “President Brigham Young gave a short address in tongues, and David W. Patten interpreted, and gave a short exhortation in tongues himself, after which I [Joseph Smith] blessed the congregation in the name of the Lord, and the assembly dispersed a little past four o’clock, having manifested the most quiet demeanor during the whole exercise…. During the evening of the same day, Brother George A. Smith arose and began to prophesy, when a noise was heard like the sound of a rushing mighty wind, which filled the Temple, and all the congregation simultaneously arose, being moved upon by an invisible power; many began to speak in tongues and prophesy; others saw glorious visions; I beheld the Temple was filled with angels, which fact I declared to the congregation. The people of the neighborhood came running together (hearing an unusual sound within, and seeing a bright light like a pillar of fire resting upon the Temple), and were astonished at what was taking place. This continued until the meeting closed at eleven p. m.”

Bare in mind,readers, what John Smith and the Mormons believe about Jesus Christ of Nazareth: They preach that Jesus is the brother of Satan, an elder brother of all people on this planet. Mormons teach that Jesus was born on an unnamed planet near the star kolob through God the Father having sex with one of his many wives. In short, that the Lord was born on Earth through God manifesting a body and having sex with Mary. They claim that Jesus was married to three women at the same time, and had children. Consider the outrage of teaching that Jesus saved himself by obeying the principles of Mormonism and that the Lord is an example for all good Mormons to follow. John Smith also claimed that Jesus received godhood after he rose from the dead and that He is now one of many gods over his own planet with his many wives making spirit babies and populating that planet.

So consider this. The founder of this doctrine is one of the first Americans to proclaim that he “spoke in tongues.” Assuming that what John Smith wrote in the Mormon history book about the supernatural manifestation that occurred in his gatherings, ask yourself this. Based upon John Smith’s blasphemous doctrine, ask yourself, “was the Holy Spirit and the angels of God the author of that experience on March 27, 1836????????

 Marie Woodworth Etter, faith healing and evangelist: (1844-1924) is one of the best known Holiness preachers of the pre-Pentecostal era. From around 1885 onwards she began to use the charismatic gifts in her meetings, and was known for healings, trances and visions. Licensed to preach in 1884, Etter was the mega preacher of her day in tent revivals. Her critics called her “the Voodoo Priestess.” She was known for speaking in tongues, along with strange and sundry manifestations that were attributed to the movement of the Holy Ghost. She was also known for preaching texts out of context, preached regularly for the Mormons, and seemed to be the person who started the phenomena known today as “slain in the spirit.”

Most of the manifestations common in present day meetings like the Toronto Blessing were experienced in the Woodworth-Etter meetings, so much so that some critics of the current movement trace The Tronto blessing back to Etter. Etter was certainly faithful to her calling and it appears that she was honest and sincere. But as I point out in “Faces of the Religious Demon”, I believe that “we are now living in an era when the Lord will turn over those with a religious demon to a reprobate mind. At that moment,the captive’s thoughts will be permanently darkened to the degree that he becomes incapable of receiving the truth. (pg 47) Considering her dedication, I hope that Etter escaped our era.

Charles Parham, founder of Pentecostalism, 1873-1929 An extremely controversial figure, I recommend to those who are interested to search with his name and read about him for yourself. There are rumors of homosexuality, racism, ( membership in the Klu Klux Klan) and freemasonry. He was actually arrested for lewdness in a public place, attempting to solicit sex from men. There are also several allegations and reports concerning his strange doctrinal interpretations. In regards to tongues, in the fall of 1900, after leading his students through a series of Bible studies on repentance, justification by faith, sanctification, and healing, Parham instructed them on Spirit baptism. By the end of December, they were prepared to encounter the day of Pentecost in a new way. After the revival commenced on New Year’s Day, Parham announced that the students had spoken many languages. He himself claimed he had received the capability of preaching in German and Swedish. On January 1, 1901, Agnes Ozman spoke in a tongue that sounded like “Chinese,” though never actually verified. She is renowned as being the first pentecostal person to ever speak in tongues.

The problem with her tongue speaking is that it is claimed that she spoke non stop for 3 days in Chinese, actually unable to speak in English until she was “released” to do so. Others among Parham’s students were alleged to have spoken in a variety of languages including Japanese, Hungarian, Syrian, Hindi, and Spanish. Parham noted that “cloven tongues of fire” appeared over the heads of the speakers. Sometimes interpretations followed such as “God is love,” “Jesus is mighty to save,” and “Jesus is ready to hear.” Parham anticipated that he could send out missionaries all over the world who would supernaturally speak in the native tongue of the land, without having studied it. It never happened and Parham was extremely disappointed that his missionary plans were thwarted.

Although Parham was accused of being a racist, he preferred to consider himself a separationist, as exemplified by the fact that he allowed a black man to participate in his bible study classes, sitting in a restricted and separated part of the study hall. That man was William Seymour. William Seymour, a waiter and the Azusa Street leader (1870-1922) went to Los Angeles and taught the Holy Spirit baptism in a warehouse on Azusa Street. On April 4, 1906 a revival began and thousand’s of people came to 312 Azusa to receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit. This revival lasted from 1906-1913, and during this time, thousands of Pentecostal missionaries went forth establishing missions throughout the world.

Seymour’s work at Azusa is regarded among most Pentecostal historians as a genuine move of God in restoring the church to true power and authority. However, it has also been reported that the Azusa Street meetings were filled with spiritualist mediums, hypnotists, and others who had a deep interest in the occult. There are reports of fits,babblings, moral compromise with people falling on top of each other, jerks, twitchings,shakings, ie. mass hysteria. In fact, the spiritual pandemonium of the meetings became more than Seymour could handle, and so he sent for his teacher, Parham to come and help out. When Parham arrived, he was outraged and appalled.

As a result, Parham and Seymour had a rift that was never reconciled. Parham publicly denounced both the revival and Seymour in October 1906 for the emotionalism displayed in the worship at the Azusa Street revival, and for the intermingling of blacks and whites in the services. Seymour had sought Parham to help him control these “ecstatic” excesses. But visiting the mission for the first time and observing what Parham believed to be “manifestations of the flesh,” Parham stood up and declared: “God is sick at His stomach!”

Even so, it is reported that emotionalism played a strong part in Parham’s own worship services. This unfortunate incident and his judgmental nature alienated Parham not only from Seymour, but others as well. It is alleged without substantiation that Seymour “stole Parham’s pentecostal movement” by blackmail as Seymour was privy to Parham’s secret sex life. Shortly, the pentecostal movement had now begun to move well beyond both men. Indeed, Pentecostalism emerged in India in 1906 among holiness believers without ties to Azusa Street.

Evan Roberts and The Wales Revival of 1904-1905; Part of the appeal of this wide scale revival lay in Evan Roberts himself, a charismatic and sincere preacher. Although he came from the Welsh Methodist tradition, he wasn’t a theologian, and he never finished his training to be a minister. His message was for all the people of Wales, regardless of denomination, and it was immensely appealing. Meetings would be a mixture of prayer, self-examination and singing, and they could last for hours.

The most outstanding aspect of the revival was its impact upon everyday societal life. Crime dropped, saloons closed, in short, the entire community was affected. It is believed that at least 100,000 people became Christians during the 1904-1905 revival, but despite this, the revival did not put a stop to the gradual decline of Christianity in Wales, only holding it back slightly. It has been argued by some Christian historians that the 1904-1905 revival lacked depth in terms of nurturing the newly converted Christians in biblical teaching. Evan Roberts admitted that wildfire erupted “from the very outset.” He reported that the physical, mental, and spiritual wreckage resulting from the baptism in the Holy Ghost was appalling in its effect upon the revival’s leaders and workers, to say nothing of the new converts.

It is reported that “thousands,” and, “nearly all,” were “wrecked.”

Setting Captives Free From False Conversions by Minister Nadine

13 Dec
PAM IS A VOICE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS…
What’s so special about Pam Sheppard? Dear reader, Pam Sheppard is a voice crying in the wilderness. Hearken to her voice and take heed, for the Judgement of God has fallen upon the church. What you are about to learn in my interview with God’s steadfast, and unwavering servant, will shake you to the core.
HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHY?
Have you ever wondered why a person can be in church for 20 years yet bear no fruit? Have you ever wonder why church leaders commit such heinous sins? Have you ever wondered why railings, arguments, gossiping, sexual deviance, drunkenness, new age teachings, child abuse,cult teachings, false prophets and other abominations are rampant in church? If you have, you’re not alone.
I wondered myself for years, and soon began to pray, seeking God with diligence. I heard a message from the Lord, that I was to ” come out from among them to a place he would show me “. I was to come out from the church. But I had no idea why . I saw before me a church that refused to face fact. The fact of the matter is, that demons and  devils, are never addressed in church. This one point is all I had, so I was not sure if I had heard the Lord correctly.
It took me about 10 years to find this ” place ” that I heard the Lord speak of. I obeyed, and wondered what this place was and where I would find it. I began a web search looking for truth. I had no clue as to who or what I was looking for. I thought perhaps I would find at least one person who had heard a similar message. One person crying out the truth.
The situation looked bleak, for I found only confusion, deception and false teaching on the sites I visited. Finally, one glorious and bondage breaking day, I landed on Pam Sheppard’s website at http://www.pamsheppard.com
The interview in this article, captures what happened to me  next.
I LISTENED TO PAM SHEPPARD’S FOUR PART VIDEO MESSAGE on ” Counterfeit Birth’s “…
Pam Sheppard has coined  the phrase ” Counterfeit Births “.  Counterfeit Birth’s are the reason why the church is overrun with such vile abominations, seedy dealings, and dirty behaviors. Case in point: child sexual abuse by so called leaders left unchecked and unchallenged.
Need I say more? Such are UNSAVED…UNWASHED…AND UNREPENTANT.  All those in organized churches are mostly unsaved. Their conversion to Christ was fraudulent, phoney, false, fake and as Pam Sheppard more aptly describes, they had a ” COUNTERFEIT BIRTH “. It never happened!
I LISTENED ENRAPTURED AND AMAZED, TO PAM’S FOUR PART AUDIO MESSAGE….
If ever there was a voice crying in the wilderness, in this day a time, Pam Sheppard is that voice.
Here are the pristine truths I gleaned from Pam Sheppards audio teachings on ” Counterfeit Births “:
The counterfeit birth occurs when someone who believes they have come to Christ, yet it did not happen. These would be those whom Jesus will say, ” I never knew you” .
An example of a ” Counterfeit Birth ” is found in Acts 19:13. The Sons of Sceva tried to cast out demons. The demons overtook them, because Jesus had never been made Lord of their lives. Demons respect the name of Jesus only when it comes from the mouth of a true believer. A true believer has made Jesus, Lord of their lives. A counterfeit birth will open the door to religious demons who then hold these unsaved individuals captive and bound.
A religious demon will show outward manifestations of religiosity. Yet, in truth, have no understanding of Godly sorrow, repentance, salvation, the power of the cross, or the resurrection. They have absolutely no understanding of 1 Corinthians 15 or Romans 12.
According to PAM SHEPPARD:
“A COUNTERFEIT BIRTH IS ACTUALLY THE WORK OF A RELIGIOUS DEMON. ANYTIME SOMEONE SINCERELY INVITES JESUS INTO THEIR HEARTS, THE GATEKEEPER OF THE PYSCHIC GATE….OR…DOORWAY CALLEd ISHA opens the door..TO A RELIGIOUS DEMON “.
What did I learn from Pam Sheppard’s four part teaching on counterfeit births? I learned all things I never ever knew, that would preserve my soul and yours. Here’s why I say this: After listening to these bondage breaking revelations. I realized that the whoops, hollers, boisterous singing, frantic dancing, and non-interpeted tongue talkings of the religious, meant nothing.
The religious unsaved, church member has a soul, that can not, and will never be renewed. The process of renewal never begins for those with a counterfeit birth. They are fleshy, they are carnal, because that is all they know how to do. They never received the Holy Spirit, because they were never saved.
In an interview, PAM SAID:
” ACTUALLY, I SUSPECT THAT THE TONGUE TALKING IS A LANGUAGE OF DEMONS. DEMONS USE THE UNKNOWN TONGUE TO CURSE OTHERS—THEIR FAMILY—FRIENDS—AND OTHER CHURCH GOERS. IT IS LIKE THE (New Age) VISUALIZATION YOU KNOW ABOUT ONLY VERBAL”.
I Knew Nothing and had no idea what had gone work with the church until I heard the counterfeit births teachings..
Here is a link to the  audio version.)
Prior to hearing these audio teachings, I had no understanding of counterfeit births. I knew there were people in church who had borne no fruit, even though they had been in church for twenty years. I knew there were people in church who were unsaved, since I was once in the Word of Faith church and unsaved. But I had no idea that counterfeit births, have to be at epidemic proportions in the Word of Faith church. Why? Because the word of God is choked by prosperity teachings.
I used to be bound, for the members have no roots in the word of God. Whatever word they received was misunderstood. Just as I did not understand the word as a member of Word of Faith Church. I heard the word, but the devil stepped in and I was being taught to seek riches from God. The word in me was choked. I was saved when I denounced the Word of Faith church and not before.
Pam Sheppard Received and Revealed Important Revelation…
This is an important revelation that was given to Pam Sheppard, THAT WAS NOT ON THE LESSONS. THE AUDIO IS ABOUT 5 YEARS OLD. However in our interview, Pam Sheppard indicated the following:
” I DID NOT KNOW in 2006 when the message was first taught THAT ONE MUST DENOUNCE THE CHURCH EVEN THE COUNTERFEIT BIRTH ITSELF—BEFORE THE HOLY GHOST WILL SAVE THEM. THE DEMONS HAVE RIGHTS BECAUSE AS A RESULT OF THE DECEPTION THEY WERE INVITED IN. THEY HAVE TO BE COMMANDED OUT BY THE PERSONS OWN FREE WILL.
I’m so grateful to God for his steadfast and unwavering servant, Pam Sheppard, who stood alone bearing the seeds of…. and unveiling the full message of the counterfeit birth teachings and so much more…. Pam has written six books. All bondage breaking messages sorely needed by the remnant church. She left the church she  knew and loved for 12 years to bring these endtime messages….I have come to the full knowledge of why the Lord told me to come out from among those in church, to a place he would show.
I have arrived at that place. Pam Sheppard’s counterfeit birth teachings, left no stone unturned. I now understand!
All the pieces are fitting together, great gaps in my knowledge are being filled. The lost are ALL in the church. They were never saved. Everything I heard from the Lord was true. Yes! I had heard correctly. I was to come out from among them. All of them! Every church is filled with members who have not truly received Christ. The organized church is a massive delivery room of counterfeit births.
I wasn’t totally sure but now I am. Pam Sheppard’s counterfeit birth teachings, proved, fact beyond doubt, that the organized church is a holding place of demons and a house of dirty birds.
In the words of Pam Sheppard:
EVERY CHURCH SYSTEM, BAR NONE, IS TEACHING THE SINNER’S PRAYER, THE I ACCEPT JESUS DOCTRINE, THE COME INTO MY HEART JESUS MESSAGE. THAT IS THE REASON WHY THEY ARE ALL INCLUDED. I WAS A GOOD PASTOR. EVEN THOUGH I WAS NOT SAVED BY A SINNERS PRAYER. THE PEOPLE IN MY CONGREGATION WERE. I DIDN’T KNOW WHY. I HEARD FROM THE LORD WHAT HE SAID WAS ENOUGH FOR ME TO CLOSE THE CHURCH THAT I MYSELF FOUNDED  AND PASTORED  FOR 12 YEARS.
My dear readers, I have learned so much from Pam’s messages. I now understand counterfeit births. I have come to a final conclusion. Here it is: One should tread very carefully, in regards to entering church buildings. After listening to the counterfeit births teachings, I can now say, without hesitation, I don’t advice church attendance. Whereas before, I was wavering on that point.
Before hearing this message, I did not know why or how a counterfeit birth came to be. I did not understand that a religious demon could enter in, during a unscriptual ” I accept Jesus’  altar call. I knew that tarrying for the Holy Ghost was a suspicious activity, but had no idea of the dangers involved.
According to Pam Sheppard
TARRYING FOR THE HOLY GHOST BRINGS DEMONS THAT TORMENT. EVEN MENTAL ILLNESS.
What do I say to you today, in light of all I’ve learned from Pam thus far?
I say take heed…take note…beware…and be advised…come out from among them in the church. The religious spirit and other demons are as near as the altars of any church. Before I studied the four-part counterfeit birth teachings, I thought that spirits were largely ” out there ” somewhere. Yes, they are out there in the world AND in full force, in the pews and alters of churches.
If you are in the market for demons, and don’t mind being possessed by one, remain in the organized church. But if you want Jesus to know who you are, come out from among them, undo the false teachings you’ve received, and start listening to Pam’s teachings which are ALL backed up by scripture.
A Testimony…
I’ll share a TESTIMONY here of just how slick the devil can be  when he steps into  a person;s spirit to snatch a truth that was sown……..
A few months  ( and in one case weeks)  before I heard Pam Sheppard’s counterfeit birth series of teachings, the devil sent a Word of Faith minister to me, and a Seventh Day Adventist minister, both were trying to convince me that they had truth and why.  I opened my ears to them, and I should NOT have done so. Now I know exactly why these religious spirits had come to call.
The devil was trying to snatch the truths I was about to receive from the counterfeit birth teachings. I had not completely understood, that the message from God, to come out from among them, meant to have absolutely NO contact or fellowship with any member of the organized church.
In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, I renounce and rebuke every message they tried to bring, and I renounce and nullify any words I spoke that were contrary to the truth of the Gospel. I reject their prophecies of any greatness or good position in their churches, and close the door, and my ears, to every single voice, and demonic spirit calling  out to me from the organized church. Let every plant that my father has not planted be rooted out in the name of Jesus. I loose myself from every bond of satan, in Jesus name.
A Final Word to you in regards to Pam Sheppard and the counterfeit births message..
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In the beginning of this article I spoke of Pam being a voice crying in the wilderness. This is total truth..for the organized church is a wilderness and Pam’s messages are the voice, crying out to it, from afar. So then she is NOT in that wilderness but has been sent to give these familiar words….repent, make thy way straight…prepare for the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth..
To  view the counterfeit births 4 part messages and find out more about Pam Sheppard…please visit her website:  http://www.pamsheppard.com
Do you have any questions? What do you think is going on in your church? Wouldn’t you agree that the organized church has failed in bringing forth the truths of the Gospel? Please drop me a line below. Your comment and input is important to me. Take the time to look around and join this blog. Pam Sheppard has written over 100 articles, numerous audio messages and mentoring letters., and , is an author of  6 books , a therapist for 38 years, and  a minister for  30 years.
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The Fake Jesus and Me

7 Dec

I believe I was saved in such a supernatural manner because growing up  in Harlem as a child of the ’40’s, the Lord protected me from the black church and from religion.  Thirty-five years have passed since that great day in March 1977. Today when I enter into deliverance counseling with tormented Christian clients, I understand why. Religiosity and the present day church has become seized demonic territory. Most of those who seek me out for deliverance were raised in church from birth. My West Indian parents sent me to  Sunday school alone. As a result, I was able to play hooky every Sunday without once getting caught by my family.

I did not enter the religious system called church until I was already 2 years saved and 35 years old. It was a strange, uncomfortable world for me where I had to learn to “swim with the sharks.” I studied the songs, the mannerisms, all of the accoutrements of “churchyism.” Yet, I never really belonged because I had no church history to stand on among people who could claim several generations of a relationship with Her.. So even though I entered ministry in 1981, I remained a root in dry ground for the next 25 years, an unwanted stepchild.

When the Lord called me out in Sept. 2003, He didn’t tell me EVERYTHING. He simply warned, “Pam, you are a candle,hidden under a bed in this place. If you stay here, I can’t use you. But don’t leave on your own. Let them PUT you out!”

I had no idea what He was talking about as I had been a preacher in good standing for 24 years then and all was at peace. However, it didn’t take long. An unexpected enemy surfaced whom the Lord used to cause the leadership to remove my name from their rolls. The day before, I saw in a dream that like John the Baptist, I was being spiritually beheaded. The deed was done on June 25th, 2004 and I was pushed outside of the camp, waiting for the Lord to send me to another church within another denomination or sect.

I waited for two years and on the third year, the Lord spoke. I was setting up a road trip to several churches to train their leaders on deliverance when I was asked a question. “Pam, would you put curtains up at the windows of a condemned building?” Raised in a ghetto surrounded by boarded up buildings created quite a vivid image. I immediately answered, “No!”

Then the voice said, “Pam, training church leaders according to your plan is like putting up curtains at the windows of a condemned building.” Needless to say, I cancelled the trip. Simply put, I was told that the church was already judged but I refused to believe it. So I went on a search that evolved into a study of church history. I figured if the church was already judged, history would reveal it.

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And it did.

What I uncovered became the book entitled “the FAKE JESUS: Fallen Angels Among Us.” The book provides details on how religious demons under the command of a fallen angel who calls himself ascended master, Jesus Sananda Immanuel, became the god of the organized church. In the Fake Jesus, I summarize the most outstanding signs to suggest that the Holy Ghost is no longer in the organized church.

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Meaning of Hypocrite from a Christian Perspective by Minister Kellie

21 Nov

The meaning of a hypocrite is one who does not love you with the pure love of the Lord Jesus Christ.  They are not saved.  Why? Because we know that we have passed from death to life because WE LOVE THE BRETHREN! The haters in your life may come and go. Sometimes they remain, and you become the object of their eternally seething hatred.

My friend and Christian mentor,  Pam Sheppard, wrote an eye-opening book called “Come Out of Her, God’s People. In an astounding personal memoire, Pam explains how she  was a root in dry ground as an ordained minister amongst hypocrites.In fact, Pam recollects  about high-ranking hypocrites she battled with, when  she was in ministry for 25 years in a well-known denomination. . Her surprising revelations inspired me to pen this article.

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The hypocrite  in church is just as lethal as any hater anywhere. Haters were around since the Garden of Eden Who was Cain, but a hater who killed his own brother out of jealousy. Who was Saul, but a hater who spent his time trying to kill David who would be King.

Who were Joseph’s brothers, but a family of haters, who didn’t want to see Joseph do better than them. Who was the prodigal son’s brother, but a hater who got angry because his long-lost brother was favored with a feast.  And look at our precious Lord, Jesus Christ of Nazareth and how a mob of Jewish haters roared ” crucify him “.

Church is often a hotbed of opportunity for a hypocrite.. A hypocrite  in church can deftly hide behind a bible and a prayer. It’s easy for the hater in church, haters in the pews, usually have a long shelf life. Haters thrive in church because too many believers, have a unscriptural view of what it means to be a peace maker. Therefore ” the hater ” has a field day in church, and their covert camouflaged combativeness, and undercover hateful behaviors go unchecked.

When you were a newbie in church, it took you a while to recognize ” the hypocrites “. You thought your mind was playing tricks on you. You wondered how it could be possible that Sister Shirley or Brother Mark could have spread the rumor about you having a crush on the choir director’s husband. You wondered who told the prayer minister, that they thought they saw you coming out of a bar. Could it really have been  smiling church Sister Sarah, who was always calling you to talk about the Lord?

 

What’s wrong with the church hypocrite?  Sadly, I must report that the church hypocrite  is unwashed and not saved. The church hypocrite , who should be pleased as punch because you’ve been delivered, is not pleased. The church hypocrite  hates hearing your testimony.  The church hater doesn’t even want to see you get a crust of bread. And don’t let the Lord call you out from among them. If you are in business for yourself,as I am— the hypocrites will try to cause you to go bankrupt.

As it was in the evil days of Noah so it is now in the organized church.

If you need deliverance from demonic affliction, church abuse or any other burdens, call Sheppard’s Counseling now at (518)477-5759. Pam Sheppard and her team of supervised deliverance minister’s are waiting to serve you. I am a part of Pam’s team. Pam has been ministry for 30 years and her deliverance counseling expertise is second to none. If you would like to read more , an article written by Pam posted  at Pam Sheppard’s Publishing is an eye-opener. You can read further  about Pam’s ministry experience dealing with haters and hypocrites  in high ranks. Hypocrites  hating, are a reality in church, no matter your station.

Go here to read about Pam’s battles with a regional director when she was the pastor of her own church.

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Why You Must Leave the Church: Reason 2

14 Nov

Why You Must Leave the Church:  Reason 2: The Plagues

An Excerpt from “Come Out of Her, God’s People.”

My own case is a glaring illustration of a plague in operation. 

A babe in Christ in 1979 with a serious background in new age occultism, what do I find operative in my first church with my first pastor?  Charismatic witchcraft.  Quite the opposite, church should be a place where a babe in Christ can learn to walk in the spirit so as not  to fulfill the lust of his or her flesh.

 Yet, what did I find?

  Preachers operating as sexual predators.  One non-denominational preacher opened my eyes to the fact that my occult practices of necromancy, channeling, astrology and reincarnation were of the devil, yet that same man introduced me to the charismatic teachings of the non-denominational churches, which are also just another form of witchcraft. A root in dry ground, I thank God that when I walked into church doors for the first time, I had  already been saved at home two years before.

My case aside, As a pastor for 25 years,  I observed the plagues operate within the Denomination from the very beginning. In fact, I have forgotten more instances of tragedy  that befell Harriet Tubman members and even pastors than I can remember today. In most cases, the suffering seemed almost an embarrassment  for people who are supposed to have   a covenant with God.

I couldn’t understand it. 

 Most of the people  simply repeated the same ole platitudes of “who can know God?  We’ll all understand bye and bye.”

The first one who stood out for me was Brother Tommy.

Tommy belonged to the most  prominent  church family. The Thompsons were among the founding  members of Harriet Tubman.  A married man, Tommy tried to be discrete but it was well-known in the church that he constantly “played around.” However, his sins didn’t keep him out of the pulpit for his ability in congregate prayer made room for him not only in the Denomination but in several churches in the region.

Even the ministers could not compete with Tommy.  The man   fervently worked himself up— supposedly “in the Holy Ghost,”  to such an extent that  the entire   congregation went  into  a frenzy. By the time Tommy  finished the prayer,  he was soaking wet with sweat.By then, practically  the entire congregation had already   leaped up off of the pews, shouting, dancing, others falling out  in the aisles.

Even the ministers respected Tommy’s praying ability.   Everyone automatically assumed  that Tommy was  simply anointed and called by God to preach.
However, when frequently asked by others if he was going to enter the ministry,
Tommy vehemently responded in the negative.

On the day Tommy died, his girlfriend dreamt that he knocked at her door but when she went to open it, no one was  there. Others had similar dreams. It was rather eerie, to say the least. The last time I saw Tommy was in church that Sunday morning.  I was sitting in the pulpit along with the pastor of the church, and I watched Tommy nervously looking for his eyeglasses which apparently he had lost.  Around  midnight, Tommy was found crushed between two huge machines at his job while working the midnight shift.  No one found him and he died a slow and  painful death.

I remember thinking, “to lose one’s glasses is symbolic of spiritual blindness.”  Tommy’s mother was one of the old mothers, a pillar of the church, yet she too died an unseemly
death.  Old and mentally challenged, Mother Thompson went out blaspheming and cussing from her nursing home bed.

Sad to say, there were so many others who suffered strange and unusual circumstances that I  noted in my mind seemed  perplexing to be happening to God’s people.  It didn’t dawn on me then that perhaps these  were not really God’s people but that they were either worshiping the Fake Jesus by ignorance or that they were reprobate imposters, un-concerned about sin.

For instance, I can remember a time when I was drawn into the case  of a dying member with a brain tumor.   I had a dream that she would be healed and live to see the birth of  her first grandchild.  To encourage Sister Perry I told her the dream.  She smiled and looked puzzled
because all of her children, except one daughter, were homosexual.  Yet  a few days later, Sister Perry was astonished to learn that one of her gay sons had very recently  impregnated a young woman. Now confident that my dream was  from God, I went forth and laid hands on Sister Perry.

She died a few weeks later.

It was as if the devil mocked us both.  He clearly gave me the dream, a dream with a half truth.  Sister Perry DID NOT live to see the birth of her first grandchild.

I could actually write a book not only about the Denomination’s members, but I also witnessed similar cases among the Pentecostals, –mental health breakdowns,
criminal convictions, strange diseases and other unusual plagues.  Close to home, in spite of my faithfulness as a pastor, I also observed signs of the plague among members of my own congregation. For example, as much as I tried to stop it, some of my members were predators. For example, if a drug addict were to visit my church for the first time, he would not be safe from those in the congregation who tried to cover up their own problem.

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SPIRITUAL WARFARE IN ENDTIMES

13 Nov

THE NEW IDOLATRY

Click the blue  link above to watch the video clip. The book is no longer available at www.pamsheppard.com/bookstore as we have changed website hosts. On this website, books are available on http://pamsheppard.com/?page_id=1831 and the ebooks are on http://pamsheppard.com/?page_id=1977

Here is an excerpt from the New Idolatry, a spiritual warfare textbook in endtimes.

Satan’s greatest advantage is to be allowed to work in your life without being recognized.  In his masquerade as God, he skillfully uses the same words of his apparent opposition to fully attack and disavow himself.  This kind of “counter espionage” is a trick, where the spy brings back information about the enemy, solely for the purpose od deceiving the agency or persons who have employed him.  Satan’s goal is to win your confidence by virtually attacking himself through those who appear to be his enemies, but who, in fact are either his avowed, or un-initiated friends and servants.

Many professed believers in Jesus Christ fall under this category.  They verbally attack demon forces yet a closer scrutiny will uncover extremes and excesses—either a repressive, judgmental morality or an opposing tolerance of man’s sinful nature that borders on moral weakness, disguised as mercy, grace and love.  Within BOTH ethical extremes, though anonymous and disguised, Satan and his demons maintain a vital continuum of power and control.

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How Religious Demons Enter the Pulpit

6 Nov

How Religious Demons Enter the Pulpit by Pam Sheppard

Whose Preachin Through this guy?!

I was a preacher for almost 3 decades. I preached an average of one sermon a week for 20 years, with 8 of those years preaching 3 sermons a week.  On one occasion in the pulpit, I felt a strange power come upon me where it seemed I was “not myself.” I was in a rather strong altered state of consciousness. I thought is was an extra powerful anointing of the Holy Ghost. IT WAS NOT!!!

When I was sent to church for the first time  in 1979, I had never heard a sermon and so when I was informed in 1981 that upon entering ministry, I would be required to preach a trial sermon on October 25, 1981, I had no idea what a sermon was. In the summer of ’81, I began to preach in my sleep, in preparation for the October day of trial. I also walked around all day for about 30 days, muttering “sermons.”

I thought that I was under the inspiration of the Holy Ghost. It took about 25 years for me to find out that in those early and strange days, I was under the “anointing” of the religious demon assigned to me. I thank God that when I  DID enter the pulpit to preach and pastor, it was only ONE time in at least 2 thousand sermons that  same strange  power came upon me. I have since discovered that it is a demonic power, in no way, the Holy Ghost.

Oh yes! Religious demons enjoy preaching.

I came out of a denomination where men who were adulterers, fornicators, perverts, closet homosexuals could preach so hard, that they could affect even me, in spite of what I knew about the intimate, sometimes secret details of their lives.At least 10 times a year, 50 ministers gathered at various regional church functions and a handful would preach at these gatherings.

When they were preaching, I  harnessed down my soul from being overpowered, but there were times when I could not. Their power was too strong.  I often wondered about it over the years. How could these corrupt men overtake my soul with one of their sermons in spite of my resistance to it? Could this be God? Would God use such sinful creatures to preach HIS WORD???!!!

It took two decades or more to find out the answer to that question. The answer is NO!!!! The Holy Ghost does not anoint such preachers but the devil DOES!!!. It is called communal intoxication by the founder of sociology, Max Weber.

Communal intoxication is defined by Weber as the supernormal ability of magicians, wizards, witches and charismatic religious leaders.With the god concept at its center, they induce an altered state of consciousness in their followers as demonstrated by the congregation’s manifestation of convulsions, trembling, and intense effusions of excitement and ecstasy. (Come Out of Her God’s People, pg 190)

Weber points out that that communal intoxication has a contagious effect where it can spread throughout  an audience or congregation of people, infecting those assembled with sensations of enhanced emotionalism and vitality. This definition explains the so-called holy dance, holy rollers, holy laughter, running around the church building, perhaps even tongues and slain in the spirit phenomena.

This power was manifested in my presence for 25 years  among denominational African-American preachers. Keep in mind that Weber’s studies were predominately tribal communities on other continents, including Africa and Asia. Weber’s findings suggest that the altered state appeal has a significant connection to today’s charismatic leaders’ ability to cause large numbers of people to believe that they have been released from bondage and that they have “heard from God.”

As a result, what has been happening in church is that demons have been using corrupt ministers to preach. I would say that is reason enough to “COME OUT OF HER, GOD’S PEOPLE.”

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