Archive | January, 2012

GOD RESISTS THE PROUD

26 Jan

“Faces of the Religious Demon”

 By Pam Sheppard
“The devil’s deception was broken in my life because I am quick to admit to error and I am not a people pleaser.”

Facebook is a place where everyone wants to teach and be heard and few want their followers to know that they don’t know very much.   Rebellion and belligerence is very apparent in their various posts which portrays a rebellious  spirit. Since rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, many Facebook teachers are in the hands of the enemy and God has turned some of  them over to strong delusion.

There are some teachers on fb that have actually put people in bondage with their teachings.  I won’t call any names but the truth is that their pride keeps them from being teachable. The enemy loves pride because deception is made easy when we think more highly of ourselves then we ought to think. I am not an advocate of the world’s self-esteem teaching that has been adopted by the religious world.  Self esteem as defined by the world is when the world has high regards for you.  You are accepted, found to be worthy and considered competent. In other words, worldly self-esteem is rooted in what others think of you. And for this reason, those who seek worldly favor will compromise to obtain and sustain the world’s approval.  Christians of this persuasion find that they are always trying to fit in and in so doing, they disobey the Lord’s will to please others.

I have purposed and established in my heart that my self-esteem is found in Jesus Christ.  The Lord is the only one I need to please because I love truth. When the motives of the heart are not pure, truth will be hidden.  To be pure is to be clear, articulate, unclouded understanding.  Not confused, covered up or clandestine. When something is not pure, it is defiled.  To defile is to contaminate or to pollute.  When the heart is not pure, then Satan’s job is easy because defilement has come from within US, usually because of pride. For pride begins with what we say in our hearts and what we believe in our minds. Jesus linked pride to adulteries, fornication, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy and foolishness. (Mark 7:20-22) A proud mind is not pure because it thinks, feels and behaves in ways that suggest that we think too highly of ourselves.

Pride, self-esteem and vanity deny and conceal the truth. These 3 traits will pull you away from the Lord’s will by quenching and grieving the Holy Spirit and your spirit will become blocked from God’s revelation about what is to come.  Pride is also PHONY. Nothing real about it because it puts forth a facade or an act. Pride will cause you to deny your feelings, and pretend so much that you even fool yourself.  But the devil is not fooled. He knows when you are “fronted” before him in your effort to appear to be in control, putting forth that lie when you routinely boast that you are blessed by God. As you over compensate, pride will prevent you from admitting that you need help and therefore the enemy can use your pride to block you from crucial resources.

The proud religious person must ALWAYS appear to be knowledgeable and therefore he or she will never admit to not knowing or understanding a verse of scripture, because they are concerned that others will think them stupid and so they will even lie to cover up their ignorance or their weakness as they  hide the truth to protect their religious image. Such people are already in the hands of  a religious demon [The Faces of a Religious Demon]. Pride goeth before a fall!

A proud person is not wise either. They make stupid, even costly mistakes. As vanity is excessive pride, a vain person’s conceit will bring sure destruction for self-deception is an open doorway to failure.  Proud people :

  • are outraged when others they that they are superior to them
  • are defensive, always justifying themselves
  • are critical in their efforts to tear down others to build themselves up
  • will hunger for prestige by seeking praise and approval from others
  • adopt the ways of those they are trying to please.
  • make EVERYTHING personal.
  • will live in the past and hunger for “the good old days.”

To the proud I  declare that the world did not create you. The world did not redeem you. When you justify yourself before men, you establish them as your lord with authority and you enable the enemy to deceive you. Remember. God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble.

If you are too proud to admit that you have been worshipping the fake Jesus, you are trapped in a pit of religion.  There is help available.  Come join our Facebook group. Either comment in this post or send a message to www.facebook.com/pamela.sheppard.911

If you are in bondage, we can help you.

Call      –       518-477-5759      .

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I chose this blog to cite because I whole-heartedly agree with what is written here.  Many are trapped in religion and religious ministry because of pride.  In my new eBook ‘The Makings of a False Prophet,’ I bring out these points in this article.  The Spirit of the Lord TRULY speaks through more than one vessel!  Pam and I did not know one another when she wrote this piece, neither had I read it before or during writing my book!

Why are there so many demons in the church? Part 2

24 Jan

In my last note, I ask the question of why is there an increase of demonic activity in the church.

The book the  ‘New Idolatry,’, Pam Sheppard presents a detailed explanation as to why there are demons in the church, from a historical perspective.  It is a must read for all discerning Christians. You can get the book by clicking the following links: www.lulu.com/content/8761420 for the softcover and www.lulu.com/content/11927464 for the e-book.

I realize that even though I went into it briefly, I didn’t answer the question!

We talked about how the churches today has given free course and access in the spirit realm to the spirit of Baal, and how the Spirit of God is NOT in the churches today.

Just in case you missed that, let me repeat:  THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD HAS LEFT THE BUILDING(S)!!!!!

How can I say that?

Well, a study of church history alone will reveal that, but my most compelling reason for saying that ICHABOD has been written across the doors of most churches and ministries is evident right in the Word of God!

But I can also say that because DELIVERANCE is NOT being done and taught in the church today!  We have an increase of people who vehemently deny the existence of demons in the lives of so-called believers, therefore ruling out the need for deliverance.

I have never lived in a day where deliverance is so spoken AGAINST.  This is sad because the Word CLEARLY states that those who believe and are baptized WILL CAST OUT DEVILS (Mark 16:16-18)!

In Matthew 12 (read and study it for yourself), the scriptures go into how Jesus and the disciples were rebuked by the Pharisees (the religious folks) because they were getting something to eat and Jesus was healing folk…on the sabbath day.  So Jesus tells them HE is GREATER than the sabbath, yet they do not discern who HE is, so it means nothing to them.  The Pharisees then went on to accuse him of doing deliverance (casting out devils) by the spirit of Beelzebub (or the devil).

We hear folks talk all the time about blasphemy against the Holy Ghost.  And traditionally speaking, we in the pentecostal and charismatic movements have been taught that blasphemy against the Holy Ghost is speaking against speaking in tongues.  But I want you to take a look at that scripture…in its PROPER context.

For years, we have been taught that scripture (Matt. 12:31-32) out of its proper context.  We all assumed that meant ‘you better not say there is no such thing as speaking in tongues…’  That is NOT blasphemy against the Holy Ghost.

Read through the WHOLE chapter, and you will see that Jesus speaks MORE on the CASTING OUT OF DEVILS,  which we term as ‘deliverance,’ throughout the chapter.

It is when the blind and deaf man is brought to Jesus that He speaks of the Kingdom of God.  He explains how the devil wouldn’t cast out himself; it would tear down his kingdom.  Jesus speaks FIRST of binding the strongman of a house (one of our favorite scriptures we use to teach on deliverance), then being able to take the goods of the house.  It is also here where Jesus rebukes the Pharisees for asking for a sign.  He calls them ‘generation of vipers,’ and ‘a wicked generation’ because they seek after a sign.

It is in this chapter where Jesus also speaks of the instance when an evil spirit is cast out of a man.  The spirit is not at rest because it cannot find a home…

Matt. 12:43-45

When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.

 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.

 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

I go into all this for a reason.  When DELIVERANCE is spoken against and not taught-or improperly taught-then it is incomplete.  There is more to deliverance than JUST casting out devils.  After the devils are cast out, that vessel it was cast out of MUST BE FILLED with THE HOLY GHOST.  Or else that evil spirit WILL come back!

The same principle in deliverance applies to a HOUSE as well.  Let’s say a church goes through deliverance.  The pastor on down to the baby in the pew gets delivered.  BUT after the deliverance, the PRESENCE OF GOD, the HOLY GHOST has NOT been allowed to enter…not into the individual, and not into the building.

It is only a matter of time before those same evil spirits that were cast out WILL re-enter.  They will re-enter that individual…and they will re-enter -AND EVENTUALLY INFEST-the WHOLE sanctuary!

THIS IS WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE LOCAL CHURCHES!!!!

Those who have been in communing with the Holy Ghost has been hearing the same message:  THAT THE HOLY GHOST HAS LEFT THE INSTITUTIONALIZED CHURCH!  Many people are hearing this same message; it is not the voices of two or three crazed, embittered folks who left church because they were angry because someone took their seat…NO!

More and more people are hearing the call of God…to COME OUT of the CHURCH…because HE is no longer there.

ICHABOD has been written across many a church front door…and the scary part is that millions don’t even know it!

So if the HOLY GHOST is NOT in the church, then what spirit is?

THE SPIRIT OF BAAL!

THE HOLY GHOST IS NOT IN THE CHURCHES BECAUSE BAAL HAS TAKEN OVER THE CHURCHES!  Therefore, Baal and all his demons are now running the churches.

As we all know, God will NOT dwell in an unclean temple…not our fleshly temples, these mortal bodies we live in-neither in these temples made with hands.

So, consequently…the churches are now overrun with demons, demons given access by way of the welcoming of the Spirit of Baal.

Baal gets an invitation to these houses when we are disobedient to the things of God.

THAT’S why there are so many demons in the church today…

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Many a true prophet has turned into a false (Baal) prophet due to disobedience…

In my book, ‘The Makings of a False Prophet,’ I help ministers and ministers-to-be discern which spirit is operating and driving them to and in ministry.

Why are there so many demons in the church?

23 Jan

The book the  ‘New Idolatry,’ it is noted that there is  a barrage of demonic activity that is ON THE RISE in the Christian institutionalized church and the author, Pam Sheppard presents a detailed explanation from an historical perspective.  It is a must read for all discerning Christians. You can get the book by clicking the following links: www.lulu.com/content/8761420 for the softcover and www.lulu.com/content/11927464 for the e-book.

Here is my personal take on what is happening.

Is it really happening?

YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT’S HAPPENING!!!!!

Demons are infesting the church because of many reasons.  One, NO ONE IS REALLY DOING REAL DELIVERANCE IN THESE CHURCHES.  I don’t care what you see going on in your services, at your altars, no matter what type of ‘spirit’ you feel being released in the building.  It is NOT the HOLY Spirit.  How do I know this?  Because afterwards the people AND THE LEADERSHIP will bear fruits meet for REPENTANCE.  They will turn away from their sin, be remorseful for their sin and never look back.

This is NOT happening at the altars of Baal.

Yes, I called them ALTARS OF BAAL!

Baal is the fertility god of crops, fruit and cattle.  FERTILITY god.  Having babies.  Getting married.  Increasing in money, goods, houses, cars, lands.  Getting pregnant. THAT’s what Baal offered its worshippers in the Bible.  

WHAT is being prophesied and sought after MOST in the churches today?

HOUSES, REAL ESTATE, MARRIAGES, BABIES, INCREASE, PROSPERITY….

Baal was worshipped by sacrifices of the first born, as well in music and dance!  In the churches today, music ministry is BIG BUSINESS.  Anybody opening up a ministry today knows that if you want to attract big crowds, you have to have a powerful music ministry.

And now we have this liturgical dancing in the church.  Not to mention the ‘dancing in the spirit’ that is popular in the pentecostal churches for years.

No one stopped to think that all this emphasis on music and dancing and the DE-EMPHASIS and LACK OF FOCUS on the Word of God has been nothing more than a ploy by the spirit of Baal that has crept in the churches…mocking the Spirit of God.  And folks who don’t know the Word eat it up…Sunday after Sunday.

And wonder why they are MORE bound and oppressed by demons 20 years into their so-called salvations than they were when they first ‘got saved?’

So if the god of the institutionalized church is demonic, what do you think the fruit of whatever goes on in these houses of worship will be?

DEMONIC!

THIS is why people can’t get healed, delivered or saved in these churches.  They are worshipping and praying to a false god!

Have any of you ever had a roach problem?  Roach infestation is one of the most humiliating, debilitating experiences one can go through.  How about beg bug infestations?  OH, that’s even worse!

The nights of no sleep, being bit by bed bugs at your most vulnerable moments, when you are asleep?

How about putting down a cup of coffee and then when you pick it back up to drink it, there’s a roach floating in your cup?????  YUCKKKK!!!!!

Well, there are many, MANY people who are living in the these spiritual houses that are INFESTED with DEMONS.  They go back time after time again, to be tormented, humiliated, embarrassed, exploited, and victimized by these spiritual rodents.

Many of you who have had to deal with infestation know that a lot of times the only way to deal with infestation is to MOVE!

I have had to deal with both….and I will tell you.  The ONLY relief I found from dealing with roach and bed bug infestation was to MOVE out of the houses that were infested!  Yes, I spent all kinds of money trying to get rid of the pesky boogers.  I fought bravely and valiantly the good fight to get rid of them.  But they won, time and time again.  It would seem that they would go away…but it was just for a season.  Then they would return…with a VENGEANCE!

This is the decision that most of you who are reading this will have to do.  You think if you stay at your church, that your prayers will somehow get rid of the infestation.  When you fail to realize the longer you stay, the more ground and territory they gain IN and OVER YOU.

The only hope you have to is to GET OUT!  MOVE!  Don’t look back.  Leave the stuff you gained there because that stuff is infested, too.  Start over from scratch.

If you step out on faith, I PROMISE…God will order your steps and will lead you by HIS SPIRIT!!!!!

God Bless you!

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Are you called into the ministry, or think you are?  Before you accept the call, I encourage you to get a copy of my new e-book ‘The Makings of a False Prophet.’  It will challenge you in ways nothing else can.

Is the Church Under Spiritual Attack?

23 Jan

Is the Church Under Spiritual Attack?

By Wenona Russ

In the past few years, the church has had to endure a few public scandals that has served to discredit the viability and relevancy of the church for these contemporary times.  As more and more scandals have unfolded, more and more people have called for prayer and fasting (especially during THIS time of the year) for the church. Folks are alarmed because the church-and the ministry, in particular, SEEMS to be under what some called ‘spiritual attack.’

Many quote the Word that says ‘the gates of hell shall not prevail against the church.’  And this is true.

If you ask yourself if the church-the institutionalized church-is under spiritual attack today, I say YES.  YES, it IS up under attack today.  But most of the people do not discern WHO is attacking WHAT.  They perceive that it is the devil and his imps attacking the church.  When I want to present to you that it is NOT the devil!

All the scandals, all the embarrassments, all the sexcapades and financial abuses are all being allowed to surface…BY THE HAND OF GOD!

Yes, that is right!  GOD has allowed these things to hit the church, as most known it.

God allowed the whole Bynum/Weeks fiasco, the Paula White/Benny Hinn thing, Eddie Long, Ted Haggard, Zachary Tims…all of it.

It is hard to hear, but it’s true.  GOD ALLOWED IT.

Why?

Because like what was cited in ‘Come Out of Her, My People,’ by Pam Sheppard, the church is under judgment.  I have been saying this for the last few years, the Lord spoke it to me in a word He gave me two years ago for 2010.  But when folks are dull of hearing-or when they only listen to what they want to hear…God then has to turn around and BACK UP what He said through the mouths of HIS TRUE Ekklesia, the TRUE church.  There IS a FALSE and a TRUE church!

The institutionalized church is demonically influenced, funded, run and maintained by evil spirits and those who embody them.  It is in the best interest of the enemy to feed the masses false doctrine, doctrines of devils, to misinterpret the Word of God, and to disable the ability of the people from hearing from God FOR THEMSELVES!  This is why in the institutionalized church, it is highly discouraged that you just trust that the voice you are hearing, that leading in your Spirit, that unction of the Holy Ghost that won’t let go…it is highly discouraged that you follow it.  Instead, you are encouraged to allow the leaders to become your spiritual ears, your mouth, and your spiritual eyes.  Then the leaders KEEP you that way for 20 years or more…knowing the longer they KEEP you bound to their religious system, KEEP you hooked to their messages, their conferences, their books, their teachings and their doctrines, the longer they are guaranteed your allegiance to their system…and the longer you will invest your money into their systems, too.

The TRUE church-the Ekkleisa-is a remnant, a body of believers who are led by the Spirit of God.  They are sons of God who God raises up in this time to usher folks into the Kingdom of God.  The Ekklesia realizes that this is NOT about a man or a woman, but it is all about Jesus and getting folks saved and delivered.  In the TRUE church, you are encouraged to develop your own relationship with God.  You are TAUGHT how to hear from God for yourself.  You can walk out and be used of God immediately…its all according to YOUR faith.  Not the faith of a leader.  A believer in the Ekklesia is NOT forced to do things for God.  They are LED BY the Spirit of God to do some things…all things.  And because where the SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS there IS LIBERTY, a believer is free to be who he/she was called to be in God.  That may not mean a pulpit preacher, or it may.  In “The Makings of a False Prophet,” I help believers who feel a call of God on their lives discern whether it is from the Lord or not, as well as give pointers on how not to fall into rebellion and disobedience AFTER accepting the call.

So you determine.  Is your church under spiritual attack?  Probably not.  It IS under judgment.  But judgment is not always a bad thing.

In a court of law, when a verdict is found, it is a corrective, judicial matter.  The punishment is given not only to punish the wrong doing, but in hopes that the guilty won’t commit the crime again.  In a best case scenario, the guilty as charged will confess of their wrongdoing.

This is all God is wanting from those caught up in the modern-day church system to do…is to confess their wrongdoing.  To repent.

It’s not an attack.  It’s an act of love that your church is under judgment.

Repent before it’s too late!

Cindy Trimm, the Ascended Masters and the Fake Jesus

21 Jan

This video outlines how and why the book “the Fake Jesus” was conceived. Below  is a sample of the book that coincides with the video. The narrator of the video  is the author, Pam Sheppard.

Our studies intensified in September 2007 when   Pastor Pam happened to  watch a video clip that featured the ministry of  an up and coming evangelist by the name of Cindy Trimm.  Stunned to watch hundreds of congregants  simultaneously fall on top of each other— slain in the spirit  like waves across the entire building, Pastor Pam paid particular attention to the words of the evangelist at the moment the  hundreds fell.  The words were, “I thank you,Father that the spirit of the Ashtar has fallen upon the  people.”

       Troubled by the name “Ashtar”, Pastor Pam searched the scriptures and found the name of an old testament idol called “Ashteroth.” Once led to  pursue  additional research, she  searched the web  with the keyword “Ashtar.” Shocked that a Christian evangelist would call on Ashtar moments before the congregants fell slain, a   Google search  opened the door to a plethora of occult websites dedicated to uplifting the teachings of cosmic beings that are referred to as “ascended” masters.

       Since September 2007, we have  discovered that there are at least 50 ascended masters, perhaps even more. Fifteen of them rank as being the primary players— fallen  who first claimed to be aliens,  sent to earth to prepare for the advent of  a one world religion and the rule of the anti-Christ.  Within “The Fake Jesus”, we present information about the top 5: Ashtar, Jesus Sananda Immanuel, Mother Mary, St. Germain and most of all  Maitreya. As the leader, Maitreya holds the title of “the Master of Masters.”  The following  essential points  are presented so that you will have a basic foundation for understanding the material you will read  in the rest of the book:

  • Extraterrestrial beings, aka aliens, are not “other life forms.”  They are fallen  that Jesus Christ of Nazareth called  DEMONS. The Apostle  Paul called these cosmic beings  “spiritual wickedness in heavenly(high) places, aka the skies that surround us.
  • Most of these demons are “religious.”  They began their open, telepathic communications with mediums and psychics centuries ago.
  • Knowing that they would not be well received by true followers of Christ, their work in and with the Christian churches has been and continues to be “undercover.”
  • There is a fake Jesus.  He is not  Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the only begotten Son of God. The fake Jesus is a demon that  calls himself “The Christ.”
  • The fake Jesus identifies himself as the portrait that has hung in many churches for centuries: a Caucasian blue-eyed man with long, light brown hair. The fake Jesus  calls himself Jesus Sananda Immanuel.
  • With his occult followers, the Fake Jesus boasts of having been the founder of various Christian cults.
  • There is more than one  high-ranking  demon who specializes in false religion. The high-ranking demons call themselves “ascended masters.” The “leader of leaders” calls himself “Maitreya.”
  • Each ascended master has a company of lower ranking demons, at least one demon assigned to every one of the elect.

       Discussed in more detail in Chapter 6, very often demons who are under the authority or chain of command of the Fake Jesus  come into persons who have experienced being slain in the spirit.  We suspect that being slain in the spirit falls under the domain and authority of Ashtar. Whether there is a true manifestation of the speaking in tongues  is still being tried to see if it be of God.  However, what we have discovered is that  there is  a counterfeit of the biblical experience of which charismatics have labeled “a prayer language.” We are examining whether or not the  present day counterfeit of tongues   is  the actual  manifestation of the power of the beast in the book of revelation, where it is written that the beast “calls down fire from heaven.” In fact, word of faith, pentecostal and charismatic preachers and teachers  often call their conferences “fire from heaven.”

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Pimps in the Pulpit and Warlocks Too!

21 Jan

In the book, “Come Out of Her, God’s People,” a former denominational minister of 25 years exposes the dark side of the ministry with an array of “pulpit pimp” horror stories.  Here is a sample of   the account of the first one: the late Rev. Lester. He died of complications due to AIDS, buried in Potter’s Field.   Rev. Lester was the author’s first pastor:

When I first joined Harriet Tubman, I had heard that Rev. Lester was a native Caribbean. Once I started to work for him in the ex-offender project, our intimacy on the program planning level opened the door for communication on deeper, more spiritual subjects. So one day at the conclusion of one of our staff meetings, I decided to seek Rev. Lester’s advice about a particular  Baptist client.  I recall that I presented him with a scenario regarding an anonymous churchgoer who believed her husband cursed her with a spell. It was my personal assessment that the cheating client was suffering from   guilt feelings and fear that her own  adulterous  indiscretions would soon be uncovered by the husband that she feared.

To my utter amazement, Rev. Lester advised me to purchase a live chicken, cut its throat and use its blood in a ritual of prayers, scriptures and other incantations. Once the lines of communication were opened to discussions of this kind, my pastor also expounded upon  the use of human hair, pubic hair, nails,  excrement and urine. Often times, Rev. Lester recommended cutting pages out of the bible, throwing them into the local river wrapped around a personal item of the  client, or some other strange practice.      Sometimes he suggested that the client repeat one of the psalms 7 times. A few times, he advised that the client bathe in various oils and herbs.

I ignored my pastor’s advice either personally or in my treatment of a client.  Notwithstanding, I was fascinated to listen to Rev. Lester expound on occult subjects. I considered him to be a powerful indigenous faith healer.  Now that I look back, I realize that he was a false prophet but in 1979, I didn’t know what a false prophet was. Once I entered the ministry in 1981 and became a serious student of the gospel of Jesus Christ for myself, I realized that Rev. Lester was more knowledgeable of occult practices than of biblical doctrine.  

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Endtime Signs in 2012: the New Idolatry

21 Jan

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 If you have been with me thus far,  then you realize that from 1897 to 2011, Satan has specialized in causing professing Christians to have a form of godliness that cleverly denies the power.  Moreover,  my belief that the physical manifestation   and dominion of the Antichrist are the only events that must transpire before the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth  comes back to earth should not surprise you.  Others are awaiting the building of a manmade temple in Israel, resting comfortably because this temple has not yet been erected. They quote the prophecy of the Apostle Paul, namely that the Antichrist “as God, sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.” ( II Thess. 2: 4) Yet what if the temple of the Antichrist has already been built into the human heart?  According to Dave Hunt:

“Today, for the first time in history, not only a few yogis and gurus but increasing millions of ordinary people worldwide are mystically looking deep within themselves.  There, in what ought to be the temple of the true God, they seek to discover that their alleged “higher self” is “God.”[1]

     Yet as man continues to  deify himself, God continues to speak to the world, the Body of Christ, devils and demons with the mighty hand of His great power.       As a  very recent example, on the eve of the New Year of 2011, residents in a city in Arkansas received a strange apocalyptic surprise when they arose in the morning to find that their neighborhood covered with thousands of dead red wing black birds.  At first thought to be caused by the New Year’s Eve fireworks, as of today, no scientific explanation has been reported.  As the birds rained down in the bible belt of the nation, less than 100 miles away, 100,000 dead fish washed ashore on the bands of an Arkansas river , littering 20 miles.  [2]  Besides Arkansas,  Dead birds have been found in Illinois, Missouri, Louisiana in the United States and also in Sweden, Italy and New Zealand. [3]  As a result of the dead birds, the press  scornfully created a new word:  AFLOCKALYPSE:

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[1] D Hunt, Countdown to the Second Coming, the Berean Call, 2005, pg 56

[2] www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/01/02/deadbirds-fall-ark-sky

Charles Finney, False Doctrine and the Great Falling Away

20 Jan

   The great falling away has been occurring for about 200 years. In fact, it  has  already occurred in practically every church around the globe.  I   believe that it was  the traditional congregation’s invitation, of “opening the doors of the church,” that  ushered in  countless demons into the visible church system.  The  founding fathers of Methodism  instituted a superior practice of placing those who seek to escape the wrath that is to come  on a probationary  membership status. The Methodists were wise enough to not only create a procedure to  ensure a bona fide salvation but also to protect the church from fellowship with unbelievers.  However, over time, the full enforcement of this practice became ineffective, as people were brought into permanent church status without having manifested fruits of salvation.  I personally believe that when converts can demonstrate that they are truly disciples of the Lord, then we can fellowship with them as brethren, and not before.  It was never the Lord’s intention that the wheat and the tares would grow together in the church!

       Yet another open door to the religious demon is the coined spiritual phrases.  A  Christian idiom most frequently expressed is  “the Lord led me.”  In a book called “Unholy Devotion,” the author aptly warns of the danger of spiritualizing:

   At first glance the phrase sounds quite spiritual, but a close examination of Scripture reveals that it is not always biblical. On several occasions the phrase is used by or to describe false prophets or deceptive people. Jacob deceived his father by spiritualizing issues. Esau, Jacob’s brother, had just gone hunting. Too quickly, it seemed, Jacob, claiming to be Esau, brought the killed game to his father. “How did you find game so quickly?” Isaac asked. Having usurped Esau’s place, Jacob lied to his sick, blind father. But notice Jacob’s very ‘spiritual’ response: ‘The Lord your God gave me success.” (Gen 27:20) Jacob was playing dangerous games, spiritualizing in order to manipulate someone he knew would believe such words. Jacob wasn’t a false cult leader or prophet; he was God’s own chosen servant”.

Christians often think that the seeds of heresy are found only in cults and in off-beat sects of Christianity. But John, in his first letter, and Paul, in his letter to the Ephesians, reminded us that heretical teachers are often found within the church itself. Jesus notes that the dormant seeds of heresy can be buried in the lawns of the church. In Matthew 13, Jesus tells a parable of the kingdom of heaven: The enemy sowed sees within this kingdom. In our desire to discover and understand the doctrines of cults, we may forget that potential gardens of heresy lie within our own walls. Remember: Sun Myung Moon was raised a Presbyterian; David Berg, founder of the Children of God, was once an Evangelical pastor; Jim Jones pastored a Christian church; many leaders in the People’s Temple and Jonestown were former members of Nazarene, Roman Catholic, Baptist, Methodist and Assemblies of God Churches.” 1 (HL Bussell, pg.111)

      Besides the altar call, the invitation to Christian discipleship, and the various professions of faith, there are  other  coined religious platitudes and phrases like “Jesus, come into my heart” and “I accepted Jesus into my life”  that  lead to  counterfeit births.   I myself have not been able to find any scriptures in the bible that suggest that we should ask Jesus to come into our hearts.   I believe that when the Lord says that we must abide in Him, He means that we must stay in Him without wavering, in other words,—- to continue, to dwell, to be present, to remain. This is the essence of the Greek word,  that was translated “abide” in John 15.  Accordingly, baring fruit in Christ is a manifestation of a believer continuing and remaining in Him.

Yet Satan’s plot against the organized church  actually took shape  under the ministry of a preacher called Charles Finney.

Charles Finney

Finney was quite a wicked looking man, as you can see the devil all up in his face. The man lived a long time when you consider that in his lifetime, the average live span was  from the late forties to about 65.  Finney lived to be 83, from 1792-1875. A fiery New York preacher, Finney’s impact on church traditions and practices has been  so profound, that his influence is still spreading globally almost two centuries later.  Finney’s notoriety is that he is the one who brought the entire church the “make a decision for Christ” through repeating the sinners prayer and the altar call.  A practicing freemason for 8 years, Finney eventually disavowed it.  Yet  freemasonry is witchcraft. And you just  don’t walk away from witchcraft without a struggle.

Anyway, in a nutshell,  Finney believed that human beings were capable of choosing whether they would be corrupt by nature or redeemed, referring to original sin as an “anti-scriptural and nonsensical dogma.”  In clear terms, Finney denied the notion that human beings possess a sinful nature. Therefore, if Adam leads us into sin,  he does so not by our inheriting his guilt and corruption, but by our  following his poor example. This position leads logically to the view of Christ as not having died for sins but for some lofty, moralistic reason.

Well, this was the man who started the altar call, invitation to Christian discipleship, “I accept Jesus,” practice that has led to the greatest falling away—the one that Paul himself predicted would transpire.  Consequently, due to Charles Finney, souls have probably not been saved within the organized church system for at least 150 years!!!! This doctrine has  primarily affected the Protestants much  more than the Catholics. A fallen angel called  Mother Mary had a different strategy for THEM. The “make a decision, I accept Jesus gospel” has so permeated all Protestant Church tradition, a problem that baptist preacher Paul Washer is diligently trying to correct, to no avail.  Washer is correct on this score but there  are errors in his teaching as well, which is yet “another story.”  Another practice that Finney started was to use the preacher’s invitation at the end of a sermon to evoke an emotional response, in other words to create a charged up atmosphere to manipulate a false conversion. So Finney also  opened the door wide to charismatic witchcraft.

More on Finney in “the Fake Jesus” & “the New Idolatry.”  Click here for ebooks.

Spiritual Warfare Defined

20 Jan

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     The religious demon is both powerful and extremely clever. Nevertheless,  I believe that the revelations of spiritual warfare and deliverance in the book “Faces of the Religious Demon  attest to the greatest irony:  that even though man was created a little lower than the angels, that the triune God has  brought forth a fallen race of sons and daughters  who will obtain complete victory in the invisible war over spiritual entities  that have mighty powers.  In the words of the late Donald Grey Barnhouse:

 

   War has been declared. The great, governing cherub had become the malignant enemy. Our God was neither surprised nor astonished, for, of course, He knew before it happened that it would happen, and He had His perfect plan ready to put into effect. Although the Lord had the power to destroy Satan with a breath, He did not do so. It was as though an edict had been proclaimed in heaven: ‘We shall give this rebellion a thorough trial. We shall permit it to run its full course. The universe shall see what a creature, though he be the highest creature ever to spring from God’s Word, can do apart from Him. We shall watch this experiment, and permit the universe of creatures to watch it, during this brief interlude between eternity passed and eternity future called time. In it, the spirit of independence shall be allowed to expand to the utmost. And the wreck and ruin which shall result will demonstrate to the universe, and forever, that there is no life, no joy, no peace apart from a complete dependence upon the Most High God, Possessor of heaven and earth.”( The Invisible War, 1969) 2

 

    Even though our victory is assured, the Lord’s present day warriors within the remnant church should be prepared to fight in cold blood. (War on the Saints,, pg. 197-198, abridged edition) To fight in cold blood is to always be prepared to fight, both in season and out of season. Faces of the Religious Demon will  sufficiently opened your eyes to the reality that the true Bride of Christ is about to enter her season because  judgment has already begun within the household of faith. Therefore, we need to be able to recognize conflict that exists  within “a cold war.” During a cold war,  on the surface, it appears not to be any conflict.  Nevertheless, we must always be prepared to fight, even when a demonic attack  has diminished. Let’s face the facts.  Demonic onslaught  against the true church of Jesus Christ will not fully cease  until the Lord Himself returns to earth.

 

    I believe that  when the two-edged sword of judgement and punishment actually  falls on the harlot church and her hirelings, the spiritually damaged and captive sheep will have no  place to run but to those of His servants who have kept the faith by righteousness— believers who have not denied His name with idolatry.  Consequently, the Body of Christ is being prepared to be the spiritual hospital for those who have been abused by the traditional organized church. The primary battleground to restore the sheep is  of course within each individual  captive’s mind.  As the mind is renewed by the word of God, the deliverance worker or counselor or remnant “pastor” must also teach the sheep who have been damaged how to cast down imaginations and every high thought that would exalt itself above the knowledge of Christ, and to bring each thought into the captivity of the obedience of The Lord Jesus Christ. (II Corinthians 10:4,5) 

This is what we do in Christian coaching at Pam Sheppard Ministries. Our approach is  “Deliverance Mentoring” through the SEW Program.  SEW stands for Spiritual Empowerment Workshop.

To find out more and/or  to enroll, call 518-477-5759.

 

2012: The Prophetic Year of Exposure

19 Jan

     The Lord declared that the truth shall set us free.  Therefore, spiritual freedom is my overall goal of deliverance.  For until the captive is free from religiosity, he will never experience the liberty that truth brings.  Therefore, Pam Sheppard Ministries and Sheppard Counseling Center  are geared toward helping a captive to take a stand for his own well-being and ultimate survival.  For it makes no sense that  a believer in Jesus Christ  should religiously misapply scripture like  “turning the other cheek” when the attack is actually coming from a demon who is hell-bent on destroying him.  Why should he continue to sacrifice himself for those who abuse him in the church?  Why should a disciple of Jesus have an insatiable desire to manipulate and control others with religiosity, simply because he has an unhealthy striving for recognition, position and power?  Why should a saint live with a constant fear of being submerged by others, so that he is compelled to ascend himself above them, just to survive? Why should a overcomer in Christ Jesus be a mealy-mouthed, passive person, who breaks those in his immediate environment  with his legalistic restrictions and complaints? Why must a prophet think that he must speak words into the lives of the brethren like he was a psychic, just for the sake of power and manipulation?  Therefore, where deliverance is concerned, I go the extra mile for Jesus by creating liberating conditions within a captive’s soul—a spiritual blockade to  the re-infestation by the religious demon.

 

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     It is important to note that the creation of a flawless disciple is not within my domain.  As both a minister and  a counselor, I can only help a captive to become free by providing an opportunity for spiritual insight.  For me, perfection is to be demon free and to face truth every day.  It should be clear from every insight presented in Faces of the Religious Demon” that where religiosity is concerned, we can never exhaust spiritual warfare by a single approach.  This demon must be combated over and over again from various angles and perspectives.  It is so difficult to end this book because I see a new face everyday and I am tempted to sit down and write about it.  Every new face springs from a variety of sources and factors and thereby I have to assume new strategies.  I am committed to each and every captive that comes my way to examine his attitudes, his personality and his issues.

 

          Even though I believe that “the house is burning,”, in spite of the spiritual damage that may have occurred within an organized church, recovery in Christ is inevitable because of the words of the Lord,  No one will be able to pluck the Lord’s sheep out of His hand.  He will ALWAYS prepare a way of escape. If a way of escape cannot be found,  I personally believe that most of those who seem to have suffered irreparable damage are among those whom our Lord never knew. Among the saints, there are  also the lukewarm ones, whom the Lord shall spit out of His mouth. Every good and perfect gift comes down from the Father of lights.  God is light and in Him there is no darkness at all.  The Lord Jesus said that what is covered shall be uncovered and what is hid shall be made known.  He also said that you “shall know them by their fruit.”

 

     My personal testimony stands as a beacon of light in the midst of darkness in the church.  Darkness surrounded me on all sides but the Lord saw to it that darkness did not overcome me by smothering  my light.  Furthermore, I believe that the Father of lights has an appointed time when the false religious demon  that has mixed itself with the children of light shall be exposed in each and every situation. I believe that the appointed time for exposure is at hand today.  In Isaiah 49, the Lord speaks through the prophet and says that in an acceptable time, He has heard us and in the day of salvation, He helps us.  In an acceptable time, He heard me, and in the day of my salvation, the Lord Jesus Christ helped me by empowering me to  set many captives free.

 

     In the day of exposure, the children of darkness are stumbling everywhere, causing them to reveal themselves of their own accord.  Even though the wheat and the tare will continue to grow together until the second coming of our Lord of the Harvest, this does not mean that we will not be able to discern the tares.  There are times when the tares and the wheat are almost identical in appearance.  To break it down further, those who profess to be saved and who are not will be used by demons to hinder you.  However, if you walk in the light as Jesus is the light, you will have the victory.

 

      Yes, this is the time of exposure.  Lately, people who I have believed were truly saved have themselves looked me in the face and declared “I never believed.” From the Internet to my own community and even significant people among my family and friends–people who have professed the faith for years–are now revealing from their own hearts that they are still children of darkness. As I continue to  walk in the light, darkness backs up.   How does such a thing happen? Well, invariably some do have faith in His name, but they anchor their faith in a delusion, an illusion or an obsession, and end up believing that they are saved when they are not. 

 So this is the year of exposure. In 2012, if you have been deceived and you go before God and pray  “Father, expose the darkness,” the Lord will do it. Prepare to stand strong and steady for He will blow truth at you like  a bold wind. So if you  need help to stand  under the weight of truth, give us a call at 518-477-5759 to book a telephone appointment.