Archive | July, 2019

Democracy in the US & The Fall of Rome

29 Jul

From the start, the democracy of United States was conceived to be an image based on the great Republic of Rome. Inspired by Rome’s longstanding five-hundred years of power, the legend of the Republic of Rome demonstrated the vast capabilities of separation of powers, checks and balances, and veto-power. Across the United States, early American delegates journeyed to Philadelphia in 1787. Their goal was to establish an effective federal government. Though, despite all of Rome’s grandeur, the Founding Fathers still had Rome’s downfall weighing heavy on their minds too. Once a thriving Republic, Rome’s crumbled as an Autocracy by the first century B.C. At the 1787 Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin was asked if the United States would be a republic or a monarchy. He cautioned, “A Republic, if you can keep it.”

Despite our Founding Father’s grave fears, the United States has proven itself a survivor of civil war and regional variety. However, 200 years later, the United States is suffering from a political stagnation that may have been Benjamin Franklin’s worst nightmare. For the past three years, people have looked to differing examples of failed democracies like Germany’s Weimer Republic to understand the situation afflicting America. Yet, Rome is a much more relevant example. After all, America’s democracy is a daughter of Rome’s Republic. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Like early Rome, the United States is now a matured country that doesn’t know anything except the established status-quo. 

The United States and Rome both differ from failed, short-lived democracies, because their masses have learned to value freedom, political norms, and constitutional checks. So, they’d naturally rebel against an outright totalitarian dictator. Typically, Romans anticipated elections, respected voter’s choice, and believed elected officials should fairly represent all their constituents. Most of all, they operated under the assumption that representatives would peacefully compromise to resolve difficult political problems. These cultural standards allowed Rome to remain stable, despite even becoming the world’s largest state. However, obviously, that didn’t last forever. 

Old republics won’t die outright with a bang. Instead, they slowly self-destruct starting with the deterioration of their cultural and institutional defenses. The literal foundation of their government. For Rome, that erosion began nearly unnoticeable in the middle of the second century B.C. Similar to the United States, Rome was confronted with a rising wealth gap. As Rome vastly expanded, they plucked the riches of the newly conquered territories. However, increasingly, the affluence went straight into the pockets of abundant folks; meanwhile, the middle-class didn’t see a zing of profit. As time passed, Roman politicians attempted to reconcile the outrage that the economic inequality caused by proposing voting reforms and suggesting programs to distribute public resources among underprivileged Romans. Despite the virtue to prosper the lives of the lower-class, most of these proposals were blocked. Thereby, it was inevitable that was a major revolt would occur. Led by Tiberius Gracchus, he successfully annexed Italian land for the peasantry. However, he was soon assassinated by his enemies in the Senate. Of whom, he used their hoarded money to fund the venture. It was the first act of Roman political violence in 300 years.

Needless to say, the slaughter of Tiberius gave the country a taste for bloodlust on the political landscape. Afterward, power-hungry Romans implemented distasteful tactics like murder, violence, and bribing to a point where they became the norm. Despite two civil wars tied to the collapsing democracy, Romans still thought their neglected government to be intact. Some Romans were under the belief that the Republic had the potential be restored after Julius Caesar dictatorship in 44 B.C. To the contrary, Caesar’s subsequent assassination proved the opposite. Rome experienced several more atrocious civil wars that lifted the veil of delusion from Roman citizens’ eyes. They allowed their Republic to fall. The Roman Republic transitioned into the Roman Empire under the rule of a dictator.

Under the Roman Empire, the size of the state sharply increased. Over centuries, Rome conquered territory across the Mediterranean Sea, rapidly expanding into Europe, North Africa, and West Asia. However, the larger Rome grew, the more unstable, corrupt their rulers became. In biblical history, they placed puppet kings like the Herod family to manage the various provinces of Palestine; and they placed military leaders like Pilate, Felix, and Festus into power to keep the people in check. These first figures were reasonable, acting in the best interest of ensuring Rome’s power by appeasing the religious Jewish populations. Although, over time, these leaders become increasingly selfish and barbaric in nature. It steadily climbed to the likes of Nero and Commodus. Of the two, Nero executed Apostle Paul and Apostle Peter. Not to mention, he was said to have lit Christians on fire to light his garden during the night. Meanwhile, Commodus was volatile, putting his sister to death; and he established an irrational personality-cult centered on himself. Statues and all, he insanely claimed to be a god.

Historical Rome teaches a grave lesson to modern Americans. The robust, cultural defenses which protect established republics will slowly erode if they are not regularly reinforced. Already, #45 is unleashing anarchy through his haphazard and chaotic rhetoric. He has punched numerous holes in the United States’ traditional, political defenses by condoning racism, hate-speech, and rigidness. Not to mention, he is standardizing a dangerous, hysterical political climate. Under his administration, the heavy pressure of his personality continues to strain America’s constitutional structure. It wasn’t made for someone who is unwilling to compromise. 

Meanwhile, the rest of America’s politicians fail her by prioritizing their selfish agendas. Without a doubt, they have numbers on their mind instead of the fate of her own people: numbers at the polls, figures of donations, and statistics of winning. Even if a morally righteous man was elected into power, he cannot do his job without restraint from corrupted counterparts peppered across the political landscape. These days, all those bad apples have far more power than the few good ones in America’s democracy. 

The only way the world can prosper is under the leadership of a king. Someone who is untouchable by people, temptation, and SIN! Needless to say, that flawless standard is impossible for any man of this Earth. Since, Jesus Christ of Nazareth is only who could put the holiest of righteousness at first priority. He does not fall for the selfish, immoral obstacles that have plagued leaders for centuries. Conversely, as the Son of God, He will grace the world under his kingship with keen guidance, loving care, and virtuous justice.

These days, everyone is yearning for a selfless leader to uprightly rule. However, they do not realize that God’s kingdom is right around the corner. It won’t be something that everyone will be expecting. So, it’s best to seek RESCUE. A camaraderie of Christian believers, RESCUE helps others understand political occurrences from an Endtime perspective and to prepare for God’s return to power. The changing of hands from egotistic Man to honorable Jesus will likely be not be a quiet transaction, so it’s best to be prepared. Republics cannot be kept forever.


Rescue Fellowship: Good Tree, Good Fruit

27 Jul

This year’s Pam Sheppard Ministries workshop was an experience unheard of. Before I begin, I must thank Pastor Pam for her cheerful giving, patience, organization, love, and zealous leadership throughout the entire time; as well as ALL of RESCUE who volunteered willingly without grumbling to help make the workshop possible…YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!

There are going to be three points that will be addressed during this article: 1) the fruit of Rescue and or Pastor Pam’s ministries 2) the highlights of the workshop and 3) why you should be part of the ministry.

As I arrived to New York I couldn’t help but feel overwhelmed with excitement and nerve to finally meet the peculiar people of Rescue. The more I began to interact with everyone, the more warmth, embrace, and love abounded; I know I was were I belonged. The fruit of love is beyond evident among Rescue; and during the time of the workshop there seemed to be good fruit surrounding everyone involved. This seemed (to me) to be the foundation of Rescue, and all fruit bore from the fruit of love. This love is not a worldly love, but Christ’s love in deed and truth. A love that edifies, builds, strengthens, reproves and most of all—sincere. It was such an honor to be apart of this event, and to be with Pastor Pam and the members of Rescue. Not only did I grow to love others, but I grew in love for the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth above all; as I become much more centered and focused on Him. The fruit of salvation is also among Pastor Pam and Rescue as the Holy Spirit united us as one, we witnessed Abbi’s new birth as the Holy Spirit did the work, Pastor Pam helped deliver her out of “the womb” and now she is a new creation in Christ!

As seen above, Abbi becoming truly born again was a supernatural miracle I know I can’t forget. As she declared while shocked, “Oh my God, He is alive!” Brought such refreshment to our spirits and hearts. Her joy, peace, and entrance into the Kingdom of Light through Christ, although an invisible reality was made visible as this glow from within her shined. The unity of the Spirit was an incredible highlight; as the Spirit moved upon all of us in different ways; yet keeping us together in Christ. Seeing all the work, love, diligence and zeal in the little or large things that goes into Rescue behind the scenes to provide ministry for those who are in need; was a delightful thing to witness. Learning more about one another, opening up, cracking jokes, laughing, crying, was a wonderful time. Growing closer to the Lord was also a certain unforgettable time.

I have had a short two years, thankfully, being in “renown” churches, synagogues, with deliverance workers, charismatic movements, and a mega church; but never heard the full Gospel preached. I never had true peace and freedom within me, until I came to Rescue; man, I was in for way more than I expected! And I am absolutely blessed to have been led to Pastor Pam and her ministry, Rescue.

If you want truth, freedom, the full Gospel, to understand salvation, and deliverance—Rescue is the ministry for you!

Give the number 888-818-1117 a call; or email if you have any questions about Rescue or Pam Sheppard Ministries!

The Religious Right ain’t so Right!

18 Jul

Despite one of the most common beliefs that Americans hold dear, the United States’ Founding Fathers were not born-again Christians. They were Deists. While they acknowledged the existence of God, they denied the possibility of miraculous and supernatural occurrences in the natural world. From their perspective, they thought God to be like a clockmaker. According to the teachings of Deists, as a clockmaker creates a clock and leaves the clock to tick, God created the world only to leave it to function via the laws of science.

Aside from science, Deism also stresses the importance of the intellectual strength of humans. In fact, it was influenced by the Enlightenment, a European intellectual movement of the late 17th and 18th centuries that favored reason and individualism over religious faith. Not to mention, a Deist would usually dismiss the Bible stories containing miracles as nothing more than myths. In fact, Deists considered a very limited portion of the Bible seriously.

Of the Founding Fathers, President Thomas Jefferson, President James Madison, inventor Benjamin Franklin, and author Thomas Paine were all confirmed Deists of their era. Meanwhile, George Washington’s religious beliefs are still fiercely debated among historians. He tended to favor the term “Providence” over “God.” Nevertheless, many Christians fail to recognize the Deist history that influenced the foundation of the United States and the Constitution.

In fact, American politics did not even involve religion until the 1970s.

That was when Republican Phyllis Schlafly gathered mutually disgruntled Catholics, Mormons, Protestants, and Orthodox Jews into a movement to stop the Equal Rights Amendment (E.R.A.). Meant as an addition to the Constitution to negate sexual discrimination, it was the long-term goal of the Second Feminist Movement. However, Schlafly believed that the E.R.A. defied the God-ordained roles of man and woman. In which, she believed that a woman should stay in the home to work with her children, and the man should be out working, “It would be a tragic mistake for Congress ever to adopt any public or tax policy which encourages mothers to assign child care to others and enter the labor force.”

Feeding on the grievances of conservative, religious groups, Schlafly cited that passing the E.R.A. would lead to an increase of abortion, homosexuality, divorce, and moral-degrade; and the loss of child support, the implementation of a female military draft and a disruption of the traditional man-wife roles. Basically, she spoke about anything that the religious people wanted to hear; and they drank the kool-laid, believing her as a voice of reason. It was a massive grassroots movement similar to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Schlafly’s coalition refused to let the E.R.A. pass, believing that’s what God intended it to be. They wouldn’t take ‘no’ for an answer and refused to listen to any other point of view. No matter how much their concerns may not have been founded at some points.

So, it wasn’t a surprise to the American public when Schlafly and her religious coalition stopped the E.R.A. from being ratified in the U.S. Constitution. Despite thirty states ratifying the E.R.A., it got halted by at least thirteen states standing against it. Furthermore, the newly established Religious Right became a name-stay by popularizing “family values” politics that would dominate the Republican Party in the Reagan years. Since the 1980’s, the Religious Right has become a political juggernaut by becoming synonymous with a platform based on pro-life, anti-gay rights, and “morality, as set in motion by Schlafly’”s Religious coalition.

Nevertheless, morality and politics do not mix.  Despite the Republican’s excuses for his actions, President Trump’s political reputation comes from a common disregard for morality at best. If morality was the gold-standard of electability, #45 certainly wouldn’t reside in the White House. The difference between Trump and the other politicians is that Trump is considered both loud about vulgar via his speaking and tweeting, contrasting, the more seasoned politicians clandestine backdoor politics underscored by a  hypocritical moral twist.

In other words, they are all phony.  

Most of all, God and politics do not mix. Man is naturally alien to God, and politics is certainly a conduit of man. As a democracy, the United States logically caters to special interests of people. Politicians gain their prominence by gaining power, position and privilege in return for their group’s favor. Created in Rome, a democracy is entirely of the world where Jesus Christ has no place. As the Devil is the god of this world, that makes democracy not a man-made concept under satanic influence. Politics generates a cycle of failure where a citizen must vote for an unreliable, inept government, fight for their rights and (or) be forced to obey their country’s laws. Repeat.

The U.S. government is in crisis, because Trump has challenged and contradicted its foundational principles of the rule of law and the constitution. It seems that Trump wants to rule as a king within a monarchy, and not as a coequal with the Congress and the Judiciary within a democracy.

The real king of the Earth is Jesus Christ. He will overthrow all worldly governments during his 1,000-year reign over the planet. A person would think that the religious right would understand such a concept if they understood their own God. After all, a true Christian isn’t of the world, but they are above the world. In fact, until the Lord returns, the world will never be a home to any born-again Christian.

However, the religious right is blind as they were back during the day of Christ. When they compelled Pontius Pilate to crucify the Lord. Just as today’s religious right is in the hands of Donald Trump, their predecessors were in the pockets of the Emperor of Rome and Pilate. The parallels to the times of Christ and today are uncanny to say the least.

So, please Lord, return to rule the world with both love and justice, with a rod of iron. A man rules for himself, but you rule for us all!

Reader, you do not need to wait for the Lord alone. At RESCUE, we teach the Gospel of Christ, the state of the Institutional Church, the signs of the Endtimes, and the ways of spiritual warfare. Call for a month’s free trial at 888-818-1117 or email

Lies And Deception Affect both Soul & Spirit

10 Jul

“You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies” – John 8:44

    In America, one of the most prominent and pervasive evil spirits at work is the spirit of the antichrist. As Christ is truth, the resurrection and the life, Satan is deceitful and aims to bring about death. Satan being the “father of lies” as the scriptures state is not merely a title capturing his corrupted character; it brings real insight into how the devil operates to keep people in bondage and captivity. What one must know is that evil spirits utilize lies to push an agenda of deceiving as many people as possible. They bring a lie to a person, and that person has the right by their divine will to either accept it or reject it. If they accept the lie, they are directly impacted and made more vulnerable to the devil’s suggestions. This is known as “giving up ground” to evil spirits.

The earliest example of this is the story of Adam and Eve. We do not need to go into excessive detail as we all know the story by now, but what the common reader often glosses over is the spiritual tug of war where Eve slowly allowed herself to become more open to Satan’s influence by taking into consideration that his lie of “being like God” was true. Indeed, even unto this day, we see spiritualism and New Age practices spread a message of how “there is a god in all of us.” Atheism is similar in that while they reject the notion of God’s existence, there is consensus that ultimately man needs no God because he can take care of himself and handle all matters on his own. It is like man is so mighty that he practically is God because all things are under man; all things can be discovered, ruled, and fixed by him. Such is not the case.

Lies are used like bait. They are thrown out and often seem pleasurable to the human eye, but upon consumption it can wreak death unto its consumer. This is how evil spirits work; they come to a person with an idea. Invisible to the eye, they stalk their target and impart an idea into the mind of the recipient. The idea can be that the person is homosexual, a different biological sex, that someone they hate deserves to die by their hand, so on and so forth. The image of a devil on one’s shoulder whispering into their ear is closer to the truth than would seem.

But oftentimes it is much more subtle. For example, it could be that someone of the same sex is attractive in a way that makes them want to explore their sexuality, or that they should attend a worship service of a different religion so the spirit can get them to enjoy the service and consider adopting a false religion. It is the devil’s way of “planting a seed” in the person’s mind. These lies are often used at a young age when the person’s mind is more impressionable and has less knowledge. The possibilities of which lies to use are endless and tailor-made to every person living based on their flesh, personality, weaknesses, and even strengths. It explains why so many extreme beliefs exist in the minds of the people to this day, leading to a division and strife in the country on a scale that we have never seen before. What makes the lies even more potent is that evil spirits frame the lies as coming directly from the person; the person is convinced that the thoughts are from them as opposed to an external source trying to influence them.

That is why we live in the age of Laodicea, the age of deceit where a great delusion has fallen over the masses like a veil, blinding them from seeing the truth because they do not even know that the veil is there in the first place. Here at RESCUE ministries, we are all about truth. For as Christ declared that the truth will set one free, so do we strive to replace lies with the truth. This is the most effective way to not only remove the lies lodged into the souls of captives, but strengthen them as well. It is vital that everyone who is born again or waiting to be born again in Christ knows how to identify the lies brought to them when the time comes so they can rebuke it and carry on in truth with their soul protected from demonic influence. This post aims to serve as a basis in explaining how evil spirits influence people and serve as a framework with which to analyze further goings-on occurring in the world from a spiritual perspective.

There is much more to uncover. Do you believe that you have been under attack spiritually, and need some guidance to live a life free of demonic influence? Send an email to or call 888-818-1117.

Spiritual Growth via Everyday Struggles

10 Jul
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Challenges on Earth are inescapable. The death of a loved one; loss of a job; a serious illness; terrorist attacks; and a plethora of unplanned disasters are only the beginning.  These consistent, everyday struggles generate an onslaught of strong emotions and a fixation on uncertainty.

Resilience is the process of adapting to adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress. These things may derive from familial strife, health issues, stressors of the family or workplace. At first, stress could prove overwhelming. That said, that doesn’t mean that a person cannot learn to cope. After all, emotional pain is synonymous with living. More so, it is more common in people who have suffered major trauma in their lives. Despite seemingly a personality-trait, resilience is actually something that is taught by difficulty.

In short, resilience is something that is earned. 

For someone leaving the institutional church, spiritual resilience is significant to develop when numerous untruthful teachings are revealed. It may prove overwhelming like someone pulling a carpet underneath a person’s feet. The process may hurt like unpeeling bandages off a raw wound. However, in the end, it’s necessary. As testimonies in God’s hand, where’s the triumph in our lives without defeat?

As Psalm 27:1 states, “The LORD is my light and my salvation— so why should I be afraid? The LORD is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?” So, we have nothing to fear even at the most difficult of obstacles or the severe of disaster.  

Try…Fail…Try…Fail, the only true failure is when we truly stop trying. When we cannot rise with our own power, we reach out to God and to fellowship to steady our stance to walk again. That’s the power of faith, it allows you to manage forward, despite the wind attempting to blow you backward. 

People cannot prevent bad things from happening. However, they can control how they respond. At RESCUE, we teach our followers how to take deceive actions to overcome our darkest, spiritual hour. We mold a spiritual prisoner into a spiritual commander. We turn a religious follower into a conceptual leader. We take the fractured pieces of our people, and we mend them to help guide others on the narrow path of faithful, spiritual resilience.

If you need a hand to hold on the road of spiritual resilience, the RESCUE fellowship group is available on Facebook at  They taught me how even the most tormented of people can find a way to peace, myself included. If you require special one-on-one attention, Pastor Pam offers phone-counseling sessions at 888-818-1117. At RESCUE, we call to the broken! Take back your free-will today!