Archive | March, 2012

Another ‘Fruit’ of Azusa….

26 Mar

Those of us familiar with the charismatic movement know the name Carlton Pearson.  A product of Oral Roberts University and a fourth generation pentecostal preacher-by his own admission-Pearson hosted what came to be known as the Azusa Annual Conferences for over 15 years.  He has traveled the world and was a regular on christian networks, as well as an author, a recording artist and a business man.

Carlton Pearson became as well loved and popular as TD Jakes.  He was well loved and accepted because of his comedic style to presenting the gospel.  Plus the man could SING!

He was the church’s good ol’ preacher guy until he started teaching ‘another’ gospel.

It has been the past few years that Pearson came under fire for his ‘Gospel of Inclusion.’  This gospel that Pearson teaches goes in direct contradiction to the word of God.

Below are a couple of excerpts from his book ‘God is Not A Christian:’

On Eternal Judgment (Hell)

“If, in fact, Jesus nailed the law (with us) to the cross as recorded in the Colossian passage, then the punishment for sin has been assumed by Jesus; thus making hell or any further punitive action irrelevant, except perhaps for its curative value. Except for some form of corrective significance of purgation (purging) as inferred by some of the early church fathers, the way I see it, hell will have no significance in the ultimate finality of God’s plan for a peace prevailing eternity where every knee bows and every tongue confesses the Lordship of Christ.”

On Universal Reconciliation

“The theory of Universal Reconciliation (the Gospel of Inclusion) maintains that Christ’s death accomplished its purpose of reconciling all mankind to God. The death of Christ made it possible for God to accept man and, in fact, and indeed, He has done so. The substitutional death of Christ not only made it possible for God to accept mankind as totally clean before Him but, more importantly, it demonstrated or proved God’s unconditional love for His own creative handiwork. As a result, whatever separation now exists between man and the benefits of God’s grace is subjective in nature; it is illusionary, existing only in man’s unregenerate mind, his unenlightened or uniformed way of thinking. The message (Good News or Gospel) people need to hear, is not that they simply have an opportunity for Salvation, but that they, through Christ, in fact, have already been redeemed, reconciled and saved, and that this information, (Good News) frees them to enjoy the blessings that are already theirs in Him.”

Ok.

And since man is already saved, then that means there is no hell….right?

WRONG!

As you can imagine, once Pearson embraced this doctrine, it sent the church world into an upheaval!  The whole religious community was asking ‘how does a pentecostal preacher go from preaching on sin, death, hell and the grave…to there is no hell and everybody’s saved????’

Also, as a sidenote to this ‘Gospel of Inclusion,’ this inclusion also excuses homosexuals in the I.C…in ministry in particular.  Click here to see what Pearson thinks of homosexuals.

Let’s just say when Pearson says his gospel is inclusive, it is literally all-inclusive!

Pearson is yet another strange fruit of the Azusa Street Revival.  So we need not think it strange that he all of sudden turned to another gospel.

You see, Pearson was yet another vehicle the religious demon was and is using to introduce (and reinforce) doctrines of devils that were introduced during the original Azusa Street Revival.

Remember…Parham didn’t believe in Eternal Punishment either….

Don’t eat of the ‘fruit’ of the knowledge of good and evil…..

Reference

http://www.newdimensions.us/

The Day of Pentecost vs. Azusa Street

25 Mar

Every one of us who has ever labeled ourselves pentecostal or charismatic at one time knows about these two key, pivotal moments in history.  The Day of Pentecost occurred around 50-60 A.D.  It is described in Acts 2 in detail.  ‘This is THAT!’ is frequently quoted when someone asks about speaking in tongues.  Acts 2:4 is often used to propagate the doctrine of the infilling of the Holy Ghost.

I remember the very first time I heard of the phrase ‘being filled with the Holy Ghost evidenced by speaking in other tongues.’ I had already gotten saved, yet I ‘hungered’ for more of God, so I sought out bible school.  On the bible school application is where I first read that phrase:  I was 20 years old, and yet I had never heard of that before.  The bible school wanted to know if I ‘got it;’ since I didn’t know what ‘it’ was, I answered no.

Many of us on our spiritual journeys came across this question.  And many felt the pentecostal peer pressure to endeavor to speak in tongues or you were not saved.

Recently, I just was sitting and thinking about the FRUIT of both events: the fruit of the Day of Pentecost and the fruit of Azusa Street.

I thought about the fate of the ‘founders,’ if you will, of each movement and what happened to them.

I thought about a lot of this and God began to show me some things.

The Day Of Pentecost

On the day of Pentecost-on the days leading up to the Day of Pentecost-people were unified, in one accord, one mind seeking God.  They were following the instructions from Jesus Christ to go to the Upper Room, until they be endued with power from on high.

On the day of Pentecost, they did speak with new tongues (different languages that were understood by their native tongue speaking people).

The fruit of that move of God was people were saved.  Many were brought TOGETHER, UNIFIED in the faith.  Every race and creed was represented at the Day of Pentecost.  All together worshipping God in spirit and in truth.  The real gospel was spread.  Some were martyred for THE faith.  Royalty and politicians of their day were witnessed to.  Some even were converted.  A group of scared, wet- behind-the-ears men (and women) were converted to movers and shakers that turned the earth upside down with the truth of the gospel.  MANY were delivered.  There was NO greed in what was known as the church after the Day of Pentecost.

Acts 2:43-47

And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.

 And all that believed were together, and had all things common;

 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.

 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,

 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

Signs and wonders-while they were performed as the Spirit of God saw fit to do them-were NOT emphasized and stressed.  That would be in direct contradiction to the word when Jesus said ‘a wicked and evil generation seeks after a sign.’

I underlined key points that I believe are grossly lacking and missing in today’s so called church.  There is no healthy fear of God anymore.  There is no unity.  And NO ONE shares anything anymore.  The prosperity gospel has made people greedy and selfish, only looking out for themselves.  The early church had favor.  They were NOT mocked.  Kings and priests called upon the apostles to give them counsel, prayer and advice on issues pertinent to that day.  The early church was a thankful church-‘eating their meat with gladness and singleness of heart.’

Read the book of Acts.  You will be utterly AMAZED at the fruit of the Day of Pentecost!

The only way the early church could be ‘stopped,’ not that it was….really-was to try and kill off the founding fathers & their followers AND try to infiltrate and corrupt the early church with religious doctrine.

Azusa Street ‘Revival’

At Azusa Street, yes, folks spoke in some kind of ‘tongue.’  Most of the ‘tongues’ spoken were not interpreted, unintelligible to most. Many signs and wonders took place.  And all pentecostal, charismatic and even non-denominational AND catholic churches (that believe in charismania, or call themselves ‘charismatic catholics’) have been borne out of the Azusa Street experience.

But since we have no bible to tell us what was going on before or after Azusa, we have to do our homework…and research.  Not only should we research the events of Azusa, but we need to research WHO were the people who we call the founders of Azusa of the pentecostal movement.  The two that come to hand are William Seymour and Charles Parham.  Before I get into what happened at Azusa, allow me to present a brief history of who these two men were.

Charles Parham is known as the father of the pentecostal movement.  He started out teaching bible studies on speaking in tongues and infilling of the Holy Ghost in the church. William Seymour, a black man, actually heard his first lesson on this while sitting OUTSIDE of the church because whites and blacks could not fellowship in the same church at that time.

Right away, I have to say…if people of all nations and ethnicities were ‘allowed’ in the upper room prior to the Day of Pentecost with no problem or confrontation, then how is it that a black man could not sit in on a bible study on ‘the Holy Ghost’ prior to Azusa Street?

Anyway, since it was not ‘allowed’  for blacks and whites to congregate together, Seymour started his own thing.  In a little house on Bonnie Brae Street during a prayer meeting, Seymour and others began to speak in other tongues.  They soon moved to Azusa Street to the Apostolic Mission above in the picture….and the movement grew from there.

Now…

If you do your research, you will find that every church that speaks in tongues today traces its roots back to Azusa Street, either directly or indirectly.  But I can tell you what happened immediately afterwards.

Division.

The coming together of the races never took place after Azusa Street.  There were reports of factions of believers breaking off from the Mission because they didn’t believe in one point or the other.  There was NO unity, but constant bickering of who started the movement, Seymour or Parham?  (Reminds me of the scripture where the Corinthians were boasting, ‘I am of Paul, I am of Apollos..’)

No one could agree on anything.  Not on baptism.  Not on race relations.  Not on anything.  So people started their own churches.  Their own denominations.  According to the World Christian Database, today there are hundreds of millions of pentecostals and charismatics combined, dispersed among thousands of different denominations.

That does not sound like unity to me.

The early church was ONE church.  They were unified.  They had ALL things in common.  They were together.

The modern church is anything but unified.  No one shares what they have, and if you are taught to do so, you are accused of being a socialist (I have actually heard a mega preacher say this in one of his sermons).  In DIRECT contradiction to the word of God.  It’s this selfishness that is breeding like puppies in the so-called church that causes so many in the modern day church to eat up this prosperity message.  Which leads me to my next observance.

Greed

In the modern day ‘church’ as we know it, greed is celebrated.  It is encouraged.  People flock to cathedrals week after week and are taught to not care about their fellow man; its each man for himself.  The prosperity message is widely accepted because no one cares about the poor anymore.  As a matter of fact, church folks treat the poor like they have the leprosy….’don’t come near me, I might catch being broke…’ And they will not lift a finger to help out their brother or sister man.

Perversion

Ok.  We all know that perversion has hit an all time high in the modern church world.  In the early church, there were no homosexual preachers or priests.  There were no pedophile pastors.  The apostles were not laying up with anything and everything….everywhere.  I can honestly tell you I never knew what perversion was until I entered into the ministry while in the I.C.  I got to see up close and personal the vilest of the vile.  Truth be told, I STILL see it.  And it troubles me… I wonder if Peter and Paul had to deal with perversion in the pulpit???

Public Mockery

Ok.  The Word of God says that the early church had favor WITH ALL MEN.  Yet today, the modern day church is mocked.  Turn on SNL or any comedy act, and you will find a comedian mocking church folks, preachers especially.  People do not take the I.C. seriously.  It has lost its relevance.  Even with all her attempts to become impactful and relevant, people still don’t trust the I.C.  Politicians only come to the church when they are trying to buy votes to win the next election.  The schools won’t allow the church in. And the government?  The government controls MOST of the churches today, when it should be the other way around…the CHURCH is supposed to impact the world!  But instead, the I.C. is mocked.  And truthfully speaking, it should be.  The I.C. is a caricature of what GOD intended for it to be.  Man came in and mixed it up and messed it up…so now the world has little or no respect for the I.C.

We have to look at what we call the founders of pentecost to see some things.

Charles Parham was not a clean cut preacher who was looking for holiness.  Neither was William Seymour blameless in the division that took place.  And the entire movement was sent FROM THE DEVIL.

What?

‘How can you say that?’

Read part 2 and you will find out why I say that…

The Day of Pentecost vs. Azusa Street…Part 2

25 Mar

In my last article, I stated that the Azusa Street ‘Revival’ was not of God.  I know I shocked many of you with that statement.

I say that because all I have to do is look at the FRUIT of each event to determine if its God or not.

What got many people all caught up in Azusa Street were the signs and wonders.  It was 1901…the country was recovering from the war and the Emancipation Proclamation.  Things were still in racial and economic upheaval.  Jim Crow laws still permeated the land.  People were looking for answers in uncertain times.

People started cropping up seemingly with some answers, Parham being one of the first ones.  Yet, no one has taken the time to find out WHO was Charles Parham?

Charles Parham came from the Methodist and Holiness background, started preaching at a young age, about 19 or so.  He was one of the first preachers to teach the ‘Joel’s Army’ doctrine, and he did NOT believe in eternal punishment, or hell.  (Joel’s Army is a movement where the followers believe that they are the end time warriors that will avenge God’s church thru bloodshed, if necessary. They are linked with the Dominionist movement).

Charles Parham was a full fledged member of the KKK in 1910…9 years after the Azusa Street ‘revival.’ How can the father of a spiritual movement be a member of the KKK?

Charles Parham was a free mason, a member of the Baxter Springs Masonic Lodge 12.

Charles Parham was arrested for having sex with boys in 1907, six years after the revival.

Charles Parham was documented to ‘mental, emotional, psychological and sociological disorders…’

Clearly, Parham didnt exhibit any fruit of salvation and deliverance in his own life-before OR after Azusa Street.  So one can only conclude that whatever he taught or introduced was NOT of God.

And who was Williams Seymour?

He was a one-eyed black man who wanted more of God than what he was raised with…but more importantly, I believe Seymour was a frustrated black man in the midst of the Jim Crow era who sought to unify believers, but he could not do that.  ‘The apple does not fall far from the tree’ applies here, for sure.

And since Parham was his mentor, Seymour was limited in what he could do.  It is reported that Seymour only put blacks and hispanics in positions of authority at the Apostolic Mission.

His greatest error was that he went ahead of God.  Instead of trying the spirits to see if they be of God, he ran to Los Angeles and started a movement that would sweep the world, but NOT with truth…but with gross error!

Being hungry for God and having gifts is not enough.  Many portray Seymour as this humble man who started a revival, but I present to you he had a religious spirit and false humility.

It is reported that witches and warlocks frequented the Apostolic Mission….often.  We only hear of the people speaking in tongues, being healed, slain in the spirit, etc. regarding Azusa Street.  We all assumed that EVERYTHING that went on at Azusa was God.  And it was not.

Seymour often wrote Parham for counsel and advice on how to handle the witches coming to services, holding seances and trances right in the middle of service.  Parham left him hanging and didn’t answer him.  I dont believe it was intentional: I believe it was because they both began to realize they opened up a spiritual can of worms and could not close it.  So now evil spirits were manifesting in the midst and NO ONE knew what to do to stop it.

All of the charismatic movements today involving holy laughter, rolling all in the floor, strange bodily contortions, etc during services had their birthplace…..AT AZUSA!!!

Seymour reminds me of the many preachers I see today who (prematurely) start a church, believing that God told them to do it.  The enemy sends some supernatural signs and because we all respect the supernatural, it is normally accepted that all supernatural signs in the I.C. MUST be of God.

NOTHING CAN BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH!

The sad part is it has taken over a century for us to realize that!

The following is an excerpt from ‘The Life of Charles F Parham’ by Sarah Parham. Garland Publishing. 1985.

“Parham could not shift this awful pestilence. He was ‘repelled’ by what he witnessed and when he attempted to rectify the situation, Seymour and his followers split from him. They did not like it. This is exactly how Toronto Blessing leaders reacted to rebuke and help from faithful Christians. Parham saw hypnotists (occultists) practicing hypnotism at the altar. Later, he confessed that it was all of Satan, for he saw “hypnotic influences, familiar spirit influences, spiritualistic influences, mesmeric influences and all kinds of spells and spasms, falling in trances etc….” He refuted them as being of God, as his own wife testified.  It transpired that Parham was “not wanted” at Azusa Street. Why not? Because one of the elders was himself a hypnotist, who passed on the power to speak in tongues to others! Or as Parham put it: “chattering, jabbering, speaking in no language at all.”

He couldn’t stop the monster he created, in other words.

The spiritual portals that had been opened could not be shut.  Widespread deception just kept on breeding, and multiplying.  Much like a plague…

One more thing I want you guys to consider…

The word ‘azusa’ has an engineering meaning.  It is a wave, a tracking system of sorts, used in telecommunications to track the location of a device.  It operates in what is called the C-band of the electromagnetic spectrum.  Plainly put, it is a wave that operates in a radar.

I don’t think it’s an accident that the enemy chose Azusa to implant his tracking system for the masses.

You see, one has to ask WHY would the enemy do this?

It is because he wanted to impart, implant a wave in the spiritual ear of the masses so that when HE speaks, they will hear.

The enemy wants to cut off your hearing FROM GOD.  So he will mimic the voice of God.  He will send a spiritual movement even to mimic the Day of Pentecost, to throw off millions of people.  Make them THINK they are hearing from God, when they are NOT.  To do HIS bidding.

This is a day and a time where we MUST examine and RE-examine everything we may have believed was God, present it at the feet of the REAL Jesus and see if we be of the faith or not.

It is time to tear down our own self made religious and spiritual idols so we can see JESUS and HIM CRUCIFIED, RESURRECTED with ALL POWER in HIS HANDS.

If your allegiance is to a church, a man, a denomination, an experience in this hour…you are in danger.

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References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Fox_Parham

http://www.cephas-library.com/pentecostal/pentecostals_neo_evangelical_movement.html

http://www.scionofzion.com/azusa_street.htm

http://www.seekgod.ca/fatherparham.htm

http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Azusa

Troubled, Demonized ‘Ministerial’ Leaders…Past, Present, and…

24 Mar

When it comes to mental illness and the church, no one really talks about the reality of mental illness within the church.  Just like sex, drugs, and other maladies that are realities in the church, mental illness is a taboo topic.  Especially within the pentecostal and charismatic ranks, it is commonly taught and believed that if you are believed to be ‘saved, sanctified and Holy Ghost filled,’ that you cannot and will not suffer from mental illness.  That you will not have breakdowns.

And nothing could be further from the truth.

I have often wondered why leaders in the I.C. would stay away from teaching the people about mental illness.  They treat it like it’s not there.  They may dabble with preaching on depression, but depression is only a symptom of much deeper issues.

Then it began to occur to me that the reason why leaders stayed away from this topic was possibly because they are dealing with the exact same thing-mental illness-as the flock, and therefore, didn’t feel comfortable teaching on it…because they were in need of deliverance themselves.

If you research, you will be amazed at the number of denominational and church leaders and preachers who, in fact, suffered from some sort of mental illness themselves…and, for some, it even cost their lives.

Aimee Semple McPherson

‘Sister Aimee’ was a very famous evangelist who founded the Foursquare Church, opened the Angelus Temple in 1923 and is singlehandedly responsible for being one of the first people to ‘spread the gospel’ across the airwaves via the radio, suffered a mental breakdown in 1930.  She later died in 1944 from an accidental overdose of prescription barbituates.

A. A. Allen

Asa A. Allen was a healing and faith pentecostal evangelist that traveled across the country running healing lines and having very exuberant church services.  Allen, who started out in the Assemblies of God denomination, opened a TV ministry that continued to grow up until his death in 1971 from liver failure due to acute alcoholism.  Allen had been an alcoholic for  years and fellow preachers often stated that they had to cover for Allen because sometimes he was too drunk to minister.

C. H. Mason

COGIC founder Charles Harrison Mason founded the denomination in 1897.  COGIC, the 4th largest denomination and claiming millions of followers today, was one of the many (pentecostal) denominations that sprung out of the Azusa Street ‘revival’ in 1906.  It has been reported that Mason suffered from some sort of mental illness; one instance, he was said to be walking the streets of Tennessee naked, preaching to the air.  In an audio clip here (fast forward to 2:37), you can hear Mason ‘preach.’ In listening to this clip, one has to wonder if it was the Holy Ghost moving on him to speak, or was it ‘another spirit.’ Mason died of natural causes in 1961 at the age of 95.

Zachary Tims

Many of us know of Zachary Tims.  He was a regular host of the ‘Praise The Lord’ program and founded New Destiny Christian Center in 1996.  He battled drug addiction and had claimed he was delivered from drugs.  But on August 12 of last year, Tims was found dead in a hotel room with an envelope containing cocaine.  Tims’ autopsy results have been sealed by request of his mother from the general public.  Listen here (fast forward to 9:19) as Tims almost prophesies his own death a little over a month before he died.

Barry Keldie

Barry Keldie was the pastor of Providence Church (with ties to the Acts 29 Network and the Southern Baptist Convention) in 2005 in Frisco, TX.  To many, he seemed like a happy, well-adjusted father, pastor, husband, and friend.  But he battled chronic insomnia, that led to an addiction to sleeping pills during his pastorate.  At 31 years of age in 2010, Keldie accidentally overdosed on Tylenol PM.

Paul Morton

Having to his credit the Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship, Morton oversees thousands of full gospel churches nationwide.  He is also the founder of two churches, one based in New Orleans, the other in Atlanta.  Paul Morton is very popular among the pentecostal and charismatic ranks, often asked to preach (and sing) at many conferences.  Yet, at the height of his ministerial career, Morton describes in his book ‘Why Kingdoms Fall’ his mental breakdown.  Click here (fast forward to 3:57) to hear him testify about his mental breakdown. Morton is still the Presiding Prelate of the Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship today and claims to have been ‘delivered’ from bipolar disorder.  In his book, Morton claims he sought medical help. He credits prayer, love and support and supernatural healing for his deliverance.

George Bloomer

George Bloomer is known in the church world as an expert on demons and deliverance.  He is the founder and pastor of Bethel Family Worship Center in Durham, NC.  He is also a very popular preacher in christendom, much sought after and highly recommended by those who advocate and believe in deliverance.  Bloomer testifies about his life pre-salvation, which included drug addiction.  Bloomer claims he suffered a mental breakdown and became addicted to Prozac, all while preaching across the nation.  Click here (fast forward to 7:34) to see Bloomer ask the question ‘if a preacher can be crazy?’  Click here for Bloomer’s full testimony on his addiction to the prescription drug Prozac.

Juanita Bynum

Juanita Bynum is a household name.  There is no one who doesn’t know what she has done in the church world.  She first came on the scene when she preached at TD Jakes’ conference for women ‘Woman, Thou Art Loosed’ in 1997 a sermon series called ‘No More Sheets,’ chronicling her struggle with sexual purity.  In that series, she briefly talked about her struggles with mental illness.  But her ‘spiritual mother,’ Apostle Veter Nichols, goes into detail about Bynums’ struggles in her book, ‘Birthing of A Prophet.’  Nichols tells of Bynum having a nervous breakdown, her numerous suicide attempts due to relationship troubles and breakups, her struggles with anorexia nervosa and schizophrenia-all while ‘in ministry.’  When Bynum and her ex-husband Thomas Weeks got in a physical altercation on August 21, 2007, Bynum confessed that she had to seek therapy.  She is reportedly doing well and still ministering across the world.

Sam Kinison

Samuel B. Kinison is known to the world as the loud, brass comedian who became infamous for his ‘in-your-face’ style, controversial topics and how could you forget ‘the scream?’ What most don’t realize is that before becoming a famous comedian, Kinison was a pentecostal preacher out of an unknown pentecostal denomination.  He was known for his ‘fire and brimstone’ type of preaching. Click here to hear a sample of his preaching.  His ‘act’ changed drastically when he left the church.  I won’t post clips from his comedy act in that most of his comedy  was raunchy and replete with cursing…and may seem extremely blasphemous to most.  What I hear is was someone who didnt seek healing and deliverance after leaving the I.C.  After leaving the ministry and the I.C., unfortunately, Kinison did not maintain or seek a relationship with God and, as a result- even though he enjoyed much success as an actor and a much-sought-after comedian-he battled depression and drug addiction pretty much until his untimely death in 1992.

I have highlighted these who were and some still are active in ministry to bring up some points about how real mental illness is in the ministry.  It is not talked about, and it should be.

Stay tuned to part 2…

Troubled, Demonized ‘Ministerial’ Leaders…Past, Present, and…, Part 2

24 Mar

In my last article, I presented the ‘cases,’ if you will, of preachers who battled their demons.  Some won, some are winning, and some have lost their battles.

This type of thing is not talked about in what is known as the church, and that is a dangerous thing.  The very secretiveness surrounding the maladies preachers suffer with in their secret, personal lives leaves open a wide gateway into these people for the enemy to operate, infiltrate and conquer.

Many look at this and say it is disrespectful or gossipy.  When we who claim to be ‘in ministry’ or ‘called into the ministry’ need to examine this phenomena…and see what can be done so that the enemy does not take more lives.

It should not be that in the day and time we live in that preachers who we see everyday-whether that be on TV, the Internet or in person-should NOT suffer in silence with mental illness.  The shame is NOT in having the mental illness.  The shame is in NOT getting help.

First, let’s get the stigma out of the way attached to mental illness.

We tend to think that if someone is diagnosed with a mental illness, then it can only be ‘prayed through.’  Shouted out.  Danced out.  Prophesied out.  Slain in the Spirit…and POOF!  Bye bye demons!

This is just what the enemy WANTS you to believe.

Many of the (prayer and Deliverance) practices done in churches today are INEFFECTIVE.  This is why preachers can preach…and be totally oppressed maybe even possessed by demons.  The devil knows how to preach, too!  Religious demons masquerading as angels of lights, performing miracles, speaking in tongues, prophesying, laying hands on folks and causing them to be ‘slain in the spirit’ are fooling MANY in the I.C. today.  TRUE deliverance is NOT taking place at these altars, but merely the transferance of evil spirits.

I do believe this is how mental illness is spreading so rapidly-much like HIV is in the black community-in the I.C.

In all the cases that I have presented, the ones that survived are the ones that sought help-and who were HONEST about their struggle.  Period.  They didn’t hide behind a title or a position or some perceived authority.  They recognized that they had some things going on inside of them and had to BE ACCOUNTABLE and SEEK HELP.  As uncomfortable as it may have been, these popular, highly sought after preachers had to submit themselves WHOLLY to the therapy and scrutiny of another.  They didn’t just ‘pray it away.’  They submitted to EFFECTIVE help and was (or IS) being delivered from their demons.  They admitted to having demons.  But not only that, they did (and are doing) whatever it takes to walk in deliverance day by day.

The ones who perished in their struggles with demonic oppression were the ones who either attempted to hide behind their religion, their ministry, their public persona and image or who simply gave up the fight and gave in to becoming a walking habitation of demons.

Or they didn’t submit themselves to TRUE, AUTHENTIC deliverance ministry!

I entitled this series, ‘Troubled, Demonized Ministerial Leaders…Past, Present and …’ because the fact of the matter is, as long as there are people who are afraid to admit they have demons they struggle with-or even go as far as to deny that demonic activity going on in their lives…or don’t recognize it as demonic, then YES, in the FUTURE…Past, Present AND FUTURE…we will continue to see leaders who are demonically oppressed or possessed.  Some will die, and others will live, solely for the purpose of spreading their demons to unsuspecting congregations and followers who failed to try the spirits and ultimately to LEAVE the I.C.

If you are a leader and you are struggling with your demons (and only YOU and God knows what they are), don’t suffer in silence.  Don’t stay disheartened, resigned to live with your demons for another day.  DELIVERANCE IS AVAILABLE TO YOU!

There is a dedicated staff at Sheppard’s Counseling Center ready to minister to you in a loving, non-judgmental-yet confidential AND professional manner.

If you are in need of help, help is finally HERE!

Just call (518) 4775759 today!

PENTECOSTAL CRAZINESS

23 Mar

At 8 minutes 26-34 seconds  of this video clip, a featured  preacher asks a most important question.  He asks: ” Is it possible to be saved, sanctified, Holy Ghost filled and Fire baptized—AND  CRAZY?

The answer to that question is a simple  “no.”

The preacher held up a bottle of prozac, a prescription made out to him.  So the answer is simple.  This particular  preacher is not saved, sanctified, Holy Ghost filled and fire baptized.

Then there  is the illustrious founder and leader of the Full Gospel Baptist Church. Bishop Paul Morton gives a moving personal testimony that this great leader clearly does  not understand.  You see, the voice behind the curtain was NOT the Holy Ghost.  It was the religious demon assigned to Paul Morton with a scheme, a setup.

The purpose?  To convince this worldwide Pentecostal leader  and the millions who follow and listen to him  that praying in tongues is the answer to mental illness.  I KNOW that is not right.  Why? Because I have counseled too many mentally ill Pentecostals and Charismatics—ie crazy tongue talkers. Could it be that the tongues is the  real reason why they actually  lost their minds?  Isn’t tongues considered “mindless praying?”

Yet another good question.

 Morton thinks the Lord was teaching him something. That it was God that took him into a dark classroom.  That God sent him crazy “to teach him something.”

Bishop Morton further  suggests that like Jesus was led into the wilderness to do battle with the enemy, the Lord led him into “a dark place” and was the voice behind the curtain.

 Yet there is one main difference.  Jesus did not lose His mind and end up with a mental breakdown after fasting 40 days. For Morton to openly say  that this voice he heard  behind the curtain—this voice in a dark place— was the Holy Ghost telling Morton to “shut up,” is evidence that this leader of the Full Gospel Baptist is still quite vulnerable.  For since the enemy was able to deceive him the first time and send him crazy in the bargain, he will do so again.

So I join this video as I warn all Pentecostals and Charismatics.  Let’s face it head on.  Too many of you are losing your minds because you have passively accepted all supernatural experience as being “of the Lord,” without trying the spirits to see if they be of God.  This spiritual delusion has existed now for more than a century, as Satan and not God is the author and the finisher of your faith. As such,  Satan is the hidden god behind your altars and he is in control of your pulpits.  As he did to the Pentecostal leaders in this video, the religious demon assigned to you  has the same motive—to take your eyes off of Jesus Christ of Nazareth as tongues becomes your savior.  The enemy is in control of the mental state of your followers. Everyone of you is not crazy but that is the enemy’s goal.  I may offend you but someone has to sound the alarm to wake you up..

 You have been warned.

David Wilkerson: An Endtime Prophet

22 Mar

Written by Pamela Sheppard

DAVID WILKERSON: AN ENDTIME PROPHET

If you click the blue  title link above, you will hear a  short clip of a very powerful message of this man of God.

I have been in ministry for 30 years.  I have listened to countless preachers and read many of their books.  The one who opened my eyes to the condition of the endtime church was the late David Wilkerson. It has been at least 20 years since I first became aware of Dave’s teachings about the apostate church. Once the Lord led me out, I wondered why Dave stayed.  I guess he loved Her too much.  The organized church can be very seductive.

I call David an endtime prophet because in his book “America’s Last Call,” he predicted the fall of the World Trade Center about at least 10 years before it occurred.

Certainly I am speculating for I will not know for sure in this lifetime, but I have a sense that the prophet crashed into a mac truck in the spring of this year  because “he knew too much” and he made a big  mistake with God by  not acting  upon  what he knew by revelation.   David Wilkerson  should have “Come Out of Her,” and not continually tried to “preach Her into repentance.” The organized church will NOT repent.  Too much is at stake.  Too much money and power to lose.

To know more why I believe that the church is a dangerous place in this hour, you need one or more  of my 6 books.  However, on this particular subject matter, it is a toss-up between “Come Out of Her, God’s People and the New Idolatry.

What the Lord has shown me is that the day of repentance for the organized church is over because “He has already judged her.”  As such, she has become a dwelling place of demons, filled with curses and plagues.  David was taken down by sudden, accidental death that I am sure could have been avoided. I have been warned that if I go back, consider myself “Lot’s wife.”

Come Out of Her God’s People  e-book: www.lulu.com/content/10430823

The New Idolatry: e-book: www.lulu.com/content/11927464

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.

Prophets of Baal

22 Mar

I have seen a lot of people speaking on Jezebel.  A LOT.  We are to study to show ourselves approved.  So it is commendable that more are grasping the reality of the existence of Jezebel in the local church assembly and in leadership, in particular.

But I think that the jury is out on how many people realize that Jezebel-as formidable a spirit as she is-serves another god, a god that is blindly being served, worshipped and honored in many pulpits and altars today.

The GOD of BAAL.

The Spirit of Baal is an ancient spirit.  Baal means ‘master,’ ‘owner’ or ‘lord.’  People were celebrating the god Baal as far back as the 14,000 years before Christ was born.  Most of the Baal worshippers were the descendents of the oldest son of Noah, Shem.  Baal was the god of fertility, lands, cattle, rain, prosperity, and the harvest.

To make a long story short, the Israelites constantly fell into idol worship of Baal time and time again because they wouldn’t trust God for their daily needs-especially in the scary, rocky, and hard times.  Even though God had told them to not serve other gods but to trust Him to supply every need-day by day, the Israelites time and time again fell into idol worship and spiritual adultery.  They would forget what God had done for them and would go ‘whoring’ after other gods….mainly Baal.  Baal was mostly a Canaanite god.  Canaan was Israel’s ‘Promised Land.’

Reminds you of any times today?

In the midst of yet another recession, a LOT of people have strayed away from trusting God TOTALLY for their daily bread, in Jehovah Jireh to provide all their needs.  They don’t see manifestations of God as often as they would like, so they doubt his Presence today.  They have forgotten their testimony and gone whoring after the gods of prosperity, relationships/marriages, children/having babies/baby worship, idol worship of man, even after ministries.

Remember in the Word, Jezebel’s prophets ….they were called ‘Prophets of Baal.’  They had a ‘ministry,’ too.

And just as Queen Jezebel was seeking and recruiting for her company of Prophets of Baal, so it is NOW that the Spirit of Jezebel is recruiting for people to worship her god, Baal.

In order for her to be successful in her recruitment efforts, Jezebel has to get you to come to her ‘recruitment centers,’ just like an army recruiter has to have those who are interested in enlisting into the Army to come to their recruitment office.  These recruitment centers are called ‘churches.’  Some of them are more specific, and are labeled ‘Schools of the Prophets’ or ‘Schools of the Apostles,’ maybe even ‘ministerial school.’

The Qualifications for acceptance into a Baal Recruitment Center:

1) You have to be weak minded

2) You cannot know your TRUE identity, and be willing to take on another identity.

3) You have to be ambitious.

4) You have to be willing to put man before God.

5) You have to be prideful.

These are the basic foundational elements that a potential Baal worshipper must possess to be recruited into one of these Baal Recruitment Centers.

I was there.  I once was a part of the ‘system’ known as Babylon, the Baal Recruitment Center.  I was very zealous towards the things of God, but very naive about the capacity for flesh to simply let you down.  The following is an acceptance letter into one of the most prestigious ministerial schools in the country, the Potter’s House School of Ministry.

So it took me getting abused over and over again by the system before I got ‘a revelation’ that it was time for us (my children and I) to COME OUT from among JEZEBEL, her recruitment centers, and her god BAAL and BE SEPARATE!!!

That was my FIRST STEP into deliverance from Jezebel and all influences of Baal.

My deliverance has been progressive; as I take one more step towards victory, I share it.  Why?

Because it is my desire to see others FREE from Jezebel’s and Baal’s grasp.

In Faces of a Religious Demon, by Pam Sheppard, I learned the many more faces and layers of a religious spirit.  I knew probably about 6 years ago I had been contending with a religious spirit, but just didn’t how to do so effectively.  Pam’s book has helped me tremendously in revealing to me the demons that plagued myself as well as the various people in my life who had abused me, within AND without the organized church system.

I have always been a victor, but NOW I am truly indeed MORE than a conqueror.  We gain victory through strategy.  And we gain strategy not by hooping and hollering, or dancing and speaking in tongues.  We’ve done that for years, and all of that has proven to be UTTERLY INEFFECTIVE!

WE GAIN STRATEGY THROUGH KNOWLEDGE.  AND THEN WE USE THAT KNOWLEDGE TO GAIN WISDOM!

And this book is chock full of knowledge and wisdom!

I encourage you to find out for yourself if you got a religious spirit or if religious spirits plague you and your loved ones…by ordering your copy of  Faces of a Religious Demon today!

Endtime Warfare Survival Tactics (for prophets), Part 2

21 Mar

Retreat is NOT defeat!  Retreat in THIS hour, in these endtimes, is a survival mechanism…

And it IS the CRY of the Spirit of God!

“COME OUT FROM AMONG HER AND BE SEPARATE…says THE LORD!”

In 2 Corinthians 6, Paul gives the requirements, if you will, of the ministry OF THE LORD.  Ministry these days has been so glamorized that we barely hear the reality of what it’s like to be in real ministry today.  Verse 5 starts:

 “…in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings…

…By honour and dishonor, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true;

… As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;

 …As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things….

Unknown.  Incognito.  That is going to be the earmark of those used by God in this hour.  The ‘unknowns’ are hearing what God is saying.  And saying what GOD is saying.  The famous ones, the well known ones, the popular ones, the ones we have revered in the past are not the ones God is using in these endtimes.

The unknowns/the incognito ones are getting well known.  Some in the religious ranks are beginning to hear of them.  So to the enemy, you are well known.  The unknowns don’t have a lot of money, nor do they seek it.  Their selfish agendas and ambitions have been nailed to the cross, so the enemy cannot tempt them with filthy lucre or money.  For the love of money IS the ROOT of ALL evil. It is the very growing/breeding ground of EVERY form of evil.  Money.

Further down starting from verse 14, Paul encourages us to NOT be unequally yoked together with unbelievers.  Or, in other words, to COME OUT.

“….Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

 …And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

 …And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

 …Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.

 …And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty….”

Many want to be received of God-chosen-but they won’t follow His Instructions.  They are disobedient.  They THINK they are doing God’s service, God’s work, but have been deceived by a religious demon.

These same ‘prophets’ are time and time again under constant ‘warfare’ from the enemy.  They get depressed often, they go through an inordinate amount of unfortunate circumstances…a lot.  They are up one day, and down the next.  This is NOT the will of God.

Its like I said earlier….

Retreat is NOT defeat!  Retreat in THIS hour, in these endtimes, is a survival mechanism…

In war, you don’t hop out of the foxhole in loud hot pink gear, hollering at the enemy to ‘Come and get me!’

You hide, incognito.  You camoflauge yourself.  Play dead even, once the enemy has found you.

I liken these prophets who continue to operate within the four walls of the church to the unwise people in flourescent green who dance atop the ground, in full view of the enemy.  His target is locked and loaded RIGHT in between your eyes!  Why?

Because you’re in plain view.

GET OUT of plain view.  COME OUT of the church.  BE SEPARATE.  TOUCH NOT the UNCLEAN thing...THEN GOD says HE WILL RECEIVE YOU!

The truth of the matter is that within the four walls of the organized church, there are unbelievers.  Many of them.  Many of the people who are claiming salvation are NOT saved, yet millions fellowship with unsaved church members, unsaved ministers, unsaved five fold…the whole nine…on a weekly basis.

Then they wonder WHY they are constantly ‘attacked?’

I think one of the main ploys of the enemy in these end times is to get folks ‘addicted’ to church.  There are scores of people-‘prophets’ included-who are literally addicted to attending church.  If they don’t get their fix by going to the next service somewhere in town, then they just don’t know what they are going to do.   They MUST get ‘a word’ from the Lord.   They MUST get their dance, their ‘shout’ on.  They MUST see the people of God.  They MUST enter His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise! (Psalms 100:4)

What these ‘addicts’ fail to realize is that that which they externally seek after lies IN THEM!

This, too, is an end time tactic of the enemy.  To get people to not know WHO and WHOSE they are.  To have an identity crisis.  So it becomes easy for someone who calls themself a prophet to take on the identity of another so called, widely-accepted prophet, in order to be accepted and approved of by the people.  But once they fall prey to doing that, they become addicted to the attention, the flattery, the money, the fame, the fortune-they even become addicted to the ‘attacks,’ ‘the drama,’ the ‘so-called persecution’-that comes along with perverted ministry initiated by the enemy.

The Greek word for gates here is ‘sha`ar,’ which means ‘tabernacle or temple.’ (Renember:  WE are the temple of the Lord- Hebrews 9, 1 Corinthians 3:16)

The Greek word for courts is ‘chatser,’ which means ‘settlement or abode.’ (Remember, God abides with us wherever we are-1 John 2:14, John 10:38)

In ‘Come Out of Her, My People’ by Pamela Sheppard, she explains why many seem ‘addicted’ to going to church.

“…From 90 days to 6 months, perhaps a year, the church addict’s mind must be re-trained. False doctrines and practices that the churchgoer has believed in for decades must be challenged so that the soul can be renewed. As God Himself has compared false worship to prostitution or whoredom , I am not out of line in making a similar comparison. A church addiction can be compared to “good sex” with someone you know does not really love you. Simply put, you get hooked to the thrill and the feeling. Those of us who have never “been there and done that” wonder what the thrill is for a masochist.

Masochism from a psychiatric perspective is defined as a condition in which sexual gratification depends on suffering, physical pain
and humiliation gained from despair, deprivation, and degradation. The perpetrator can be others or it can be self inflicted. Unfortunately, masochists are known to find pleasure in self denial and emotional pain.

I can relate on a spiritual level because sexual masochism is like self imposed martyrdom… I ignorantly assumed that I was “suffering for Christ.” Notwithstanding, like a spiritual masochists, a sensual, carnal thrill was obtainable through believing that I was more righteous than they because I was faithfully doing God’s will. What a shock to find out after more than two decades, that “God never sent me there for ANY reason.” He simply used what the enemy meant for evil for my personal and spiritual good, so that I could be used by Him to help others “help themselves!” Nevertheless, as one who was “addicted,” I never wanted to leave that Whore on my own so God made HER PUT ME OUT!!!!”

The enemy is planning on using your ‘addiction’ to church against you in these endtimes.  If you can’t come clean and effectively ‘detox’ from churchanity, the enemy has a foothold in you.  If you have ANYTHING in you that wants fame, fortune, popular acceptance, and approval, the enemy has yet another foothold in you.  If you love attention, there is another one.

Like I said, Retreat is NOT defeat.  It is a necessary survival tactic in this hour.

It is TIME to COME OUT from AMONG HER.  NOW.

EndTime Warfare Survival Tactics (for Prophets), Part 1

21 Mar

When we think survival in the endtimes, we automatically think of gathering a hefty supply of unperishable food items, water, ammo and the such just in case of a nationwide or global meltdown.  I just saw a few TV shows where I saw families who had been stockpiling food items, guns, ammo, seeds, and water for years, training family members how to shoot at the target gun range in case they will have to protect themselves.

And all of these may just well be good preparations to take, if you so feel led.

But what I want to address is a matter of much MORE significance than your natural survival in these end times:

I WANT TO ADDRESS YOUR SPIRITUAL SURVIVAL!

Yes, there is ‘warfare’ out here for those who God has and WILL use in these endtimes to prophetically usher in the TRUE Kingdom of God….out of what is known as the institutional church.

Now listen…what many have failed to realize that the church is NOT the building so many flock to week after week.  WE are the CHURCH.  The Church is a group of people, of believers, the Ekklesia-THE CALLED OUT ONES-who ARE called out for the PURPOSES of God.

We need to understand that the very nature of the chosen has ALWAYS been-throughout history-that they have always been CALLED OUT of something-even if that something GOD had initially made and instituted.  Noah and his family were CALLED OUT of the masses as the only human survivors of the flood.  Abraham (and thus his descendents) was CALLED OUT from among his family and kindred to go to a land he didn’t know of and become the father of nations.  The Israelites were CALLED OUT of Egyptian bondage.  Joshua and his followers were CALLED OUT of the wilderness.  When Jesus Christ of Nazareth chose the 12 disciples, He CALLED THEM OUT of their respective vocations and lifestyles and challenged them, commissioned them, to become fishers of men.  And on the Day of Pentecost, those in the upper room were CALLED OUT to receive the infilling of the Holy Ghost.

In these end times, we need not play down the significance and the importance of when God CALLS OUT a people.  THIS is the determining factor that qualifies a people to be truthfully called THE CHURCH-THE CALLED OUT ONES-THE EKKLESIA.

It is funny how religious people-church folks-like to take this phrase of THE CALLED OUT ONES, THE EKKLESIA, to mean that in essence, theoretically, one can be called out, yet STILL REMAIN within an entity…and yes EVEN A PLACE, where GOD HIMSELF has CALLED YOU OUT!!!

When I look back in the scriptures at every time God called a people OUT of something or someplace, it was LITERALLY-NOT figuratively or theoretically-meant that when God said GET OUT, GO, THAT is EXACTLY what He meant…..

GO!!!!!!!!

Read your word.

When God told Noah to COME OUT, He didn’t say, “Oh, I’m sending a flood, but you can stay on the land.  Don’t build the ark.  Don’t worry about the animals.  If you stay right where you are, then I will protect you in the midst…”

When God told the Israelites to get out of Egypt, He didn’t say, “Stay in Egypt.  I’m going to deliver you from their bondage, but stay right there!  I want you to pray for the Pharoah, that he may repent…”

No.

When God said GO, He meant GO.

When God says COME OUT, He MEANS COME OUT!

Not ‘come out’ but still remain there-in that place-to try and convert a people GOD HIMSELF has judged.

Once you understand this very real and consistent characteristic of our God, your chances as a prophet of surviving in these end times are VERY great.

I entitled this article such-addressed in particular to those who call themselves prophets-because we all know that the enemy is on the prowl to kill the prophets, especially in these end times.

The Kingdom of God must be ushered in prophetically, and the enemy does NOT want that kingdom to manifest any further.  This is why he has planted many false prophets, apostles, etc., to mimic the true.  The Word says he would.  The greatest way this has happened is by way of the religious demon, the anti Christ.  The Fake Jesus and his comrades.

They mimic everything that is God.  They have a church.  They have moves of the spirit.  They prophesy.  They do all the church things.  They fake miracles, signs, wonders.

But one thing that will always give them away is that those who operate by a religious spirit will ALWAYS be stuck on announcing themselves, titles, positions.  They love pomp and circumstance.  Ceremony.  Ritual.  They operate in false authority.

And they are drawn to true prophets.

NOT because they want to hear what God is saying.  But they are drawn to the ‘prophetic’ only in a guise to undermine it and kill it and those who operate in it.

The one thing that terrifies the fake Jesus are people who HEAR from God for themselves.  That are led by the Spirit of God.  They are not fooled by signs and wonders, fake words pulled out of the sky.  They test and try the spirits to see if they be of God or not.

They don’t just take a man’s or woman’s word for ANYTHING.

The fact of the matter is that if you consider yourself to be a prophet in THIS hour-in these end times-then your work is NOT WITHIN the four walls of the organized church.

Your ‘work’ is OUTSIDE of the organized church.  As a matter of fact, not only those who consider themselves to be prophets, but ANYONE that is within the organized church system today is under a strong delusion from the spirit of Anti-Christ.

Think about it.

If the church IS the Ekklesia-truly the CALLED OUT ones-then where are they called OUT of?  Some will automatically assume they are called out of the world, but this is NOT true.  Those in the world do NOT belong to God.  He created them.  But they are NOT His.

Many are CALLED, but few are CHOSEN.

The Ekklesia are the CHOSEN of God.  God CHOSE them to be saved, from the foundations of the world.

It has been the way of GOD since time began that He CALLS OUT those WHOM HE CHOOSES.

Therefore, if God has called you out-as a ‘prophet’-yet you still remain within the organized church system, it is time that you start to examine WHO called you?

Because if GOD calls you OUT, then you would hear His call, and would OBEY IT.  IMPLICITLY.  NO QUESTIONS ASKED.

I find it is a weakness of many who say they are prophets that they feel an incessant need-a drive, almost an obsession-to be accepted by the organized church.  When, in fact, if you TRULY are a prophet called BY GOD HIMSELF, you would recognize AND accept the fact that YOU WILL NEVER, EVER, EVER BE ACCEPTED BY RELIGIOUS PEOPLE, OR THE ORGANIZED CHURCH ITSELF!

That’s right!

When John the Baptist roamed the earth and prepared the way of the Lord, he was NOT accepted among the religious ranks.  He didn’t get invites to preaching gigs.  He didn’t get the long, flowing robes, or honor of men.

All he got was beheaded.

Why?

For saying what THUS SAITH THE LORD.

I present to you prophets that when God calls ‘a prophet,’ they are NEVER accepted on a widescale.  They were never famous.  They didnt have millions following them.  They didnt get accepted into church circles.

As a matter of fact, there was always a hit out on them, so to speak.

Folks was always trying to kill them.  And it was ALWAYS after they said what THUS SAITH THE LORD.

A strategic survival tactic in these end times, ‘Prophets,’ is going to be in your ability to COME OUT when God says COME OUT.  God may send you with a word.  Give it, then leave.  Stick and move.  Prophets are NOT stationary.  Neither is the move of God.  God is ALWAYS on the GO.

If you call yourself a prophet, yet you ‘fellowship’ at a local church, you are either not called by God, or in direct disobedience to God.

You must start to examine and entertain the fact that your ‘prophetic’ call may have come from the enemy himself, and NOT God.

The fake jesus.  The religious spirit.  The spirit of Anti Christ.

I know this is a shock, but it is true.

The enemy calls people, too.  And his voice is very convincing.  Very pious.  Very spiritual sounding.

One of the ways you can know if God called you or not is your motive.  Why are you doing what you’re doing?  Do you want a ‘prophetic ministry’ like other famous ‘prophets’ such as Juanita Bynum or Brian Carn?  Do you want public endorsements from mega preachers?  A worldwide ministry?

I remember a few years back, there was this flowing, ongoing, recycled ‘prophesy’ that would get prophelied that ‘God is taking you to the nations…!’

A LOT of people took that and RAN.  They ran, started churches, ministries and the such…and I can safely say GOD DIDN’T TELL THEM TO DO THAT.

How can I say that now?

Because all I have to do is look at the fruit of their ‘ministries.’  Nothing but confusion, sin, deception, immorality, and perversion permeates these ‘ministries.’  And all the while, the enemy sits back and laughs at how he has made what is publicly perceived as ‘the church’ is mocked on almost a daily basis by the public.

If you are a ‘true’ prophet, stay under wraps.  Stop calling yourself a prophet.  Stop passing out cards and flyers with your ‘titles’ plastered all over them, handing them out to religious spirits embodied in these devilish, demonic church folks who are working for the enemy to snuff YOU out!    Oh yea, they look real holy and pious, with their long robes and collars on….but underneath, full of dead men’s bones.  The bones of the prophets!

Stop seeking approval from church folks.  It will NEVER come.  Don’t get all hurt and depressed when they reject you.  EXPECT IT.  EMBRACE IT.

The prophets God called OUT were always INCOGNITO.  In other words, no one KNEW they were prophets.  On the outside, they looked all raggedy, tore up, non religious, even nasty and wicked.  Man looks at the outer appearance, but GOD?

Yall know the rest!

It is important in THIS hour that you operate INCOGNITO.  IN secret.  If God give you something, give it.  Then stick and MOVE.  Get OUTTA there!

I mean, it really is common sense.

When I was in the military, and we did training on the battlefield, we had warpaint on our faces.  We were dressed in camoflauge.  NO part of our real persons-or that who we REALLY are-was just out there, in the open, for all to see.  We stayed in foxholes.  We had our M-16s, ready to fire.  We were always on the lookout for the enemy.

We were not above ground, in orange and flourescent green clothing, purple hair, hollering to the top of our lungs…’HEY ENEMY!  Here we are!  Come get us!  We take authority over you!  We gotchya now!’

NO!

We were INCOGNITO.

In warfare, a survival and strategic tactic is to STAY INCOGNITO!!!!

One of the reasons why satan wanted to infiltrate and take control of the church by way of turning the Ekklesia into the organized church system is because what better way for him to control and shut the mouths of the true prophets then to get them in one place, centralize them-then annihilate them?

Any good general knows that there will be some casualties, but to cut down on the number of casualties, it is imperative to scatter the troops!

You cannot have all the prophets of a region centralized in one church or denomination-trapped in an organized church system-and then sit by and idly allow the enemy to annihilate them all.

This is why you must stay mobile.  Retreat is NOT defeat!  Retreat in THIS hour, in these endtimes, is a survival mechanism…

And it IS the CRY of the Spirit of God!

COME OUT FROM AMONG HER AND BE SEPARATE…says THE LORD!