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The Battle Against Sinful Deceit

14 Aug

SIN IS ALWAYS up to no good. Sin is what always wants us, always knocking on the door, always wanting our desires, always needy and desperate for our hearts. There are countless sins that tempt us, and everyday not only are we wrestling against wicked principalities, the schemes of Satan, but also sin.

The world we live in is sin-sick. The religion, the politics, all the systems of the world are contaminated with sin. I honestly can’t go somewhere for just 15 minutes without some kind of sin popping up in my face. Sin is tolerated, accepted, and even encouraged by the world. Sinful ideas, beliefs, and thoughts are always being projected, and my flesh always wanting to cave in. It requires various mental and spiritual diligence to resist and wrestle against sin these days. Being in the endtimes, sin and lawlessness were prophesied to be at an all-time high, like never seen before. We know the season that is approaching as we can tell simply by how more and more wicked things are becoming.

I must confess that I can be weak in this fight against sin and death. But even in my weakness, and struggle I don’t need to fall into despair.

“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weakness, but One who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.” (Hebrews 4:15)

If there’s One Person who knows sin yet knows nothing about sinning, it’s our King and Priest—Jesus Christ of Nazareth. He was tempted, tried, and tested in every aspect. There is no temptation that the Lord does not understand, and cannot sympathize with. We do not have a religious control freak that condemns, installs fear, and creates religious bondage in order to “help” the fight against sin. No, we have an incredible glorious Lord Jesus who is perfectly holy, and is a perfect Priest to minister to His people and their struggles. Our faithful High Priest Jesus, the Son of God intercedes for us constantly. We have such an Advocate!

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16)

Not only do we have an incredible victorious King Jesus, our High Priest—Mediator of a New Covenant; we also have Pam Sheppard Ministries, God’s very own chosen and redeemed through Christ to help, comfort, exhort, and encourage during these perilous times.

“Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end.” (Hebrews 3:12-14)

We at Pam Sheppard Ministries are on guard, vigilant, watching, and about the Father in Heaven’s business through the Son. We are centered on the Lord Jesus through whom all things came to be. We are constantly standing in the Gospel, and have our loins strapped tightly with the truth, and ready to draw out the sword of the Holy Spirit at any moment.

In the battle against sin, death, the devil and deceit—Pam Sheppard Ministries knows how to properly exhort—the Greek word (παρακαλέω) gives the idea of “near calling” or “urging.” And since we are an online ministry we are always available and near, day by day, to urge and encourage you, so your heart is not hardened by sin’s deceit.

With all that said, brothers and sisters in Christ, I urge you to continue to fight this good fight, take-every thought captive unto the obedience of Christ, stand against the schemes of the devil, resist the deceit of sin, and hold on to your original confidence in Christ Jesus until the end! I also encourage and urge those who are new to Pam Sheppard Ministries to continue in the truth, learn, and use the counseling sessions of Pastor Pam for YOUR benefit. Give her a call at 888-818-1117 or email her at getreadyforthelord@gmail.com

Prideful Assumptions

9 Aug

WE LIVE in a society with beliefs, statements, and perspectives. The truth is seen as relative mostly, or the truth is simply not seen at all. Every person we interact with has some kind of belief system. Even the ones who don’t “believe” in anything, well that’s what they believe in.

There’s a saying that goes something like, “Never bring up politics or religion in a conversation,” which is excellent advice. Both religion and politics have extremely strong beliefs. People who are subjects of those beliefs can be very stubborn, closed to reason, strong-headed, and always claiming they know all the answers…

Why are people like this? Why are some just zealous and overly obsessive about their beliefs, opinions, and objections that they have to force, bind, obligate, and project them on others? There’s only one possible answer I can think of: pride. What’s ugly about prideful beliefs is that one, most of these beliefs are fallacies—in other words false ideas. In the religious atmosphere, doctrines and ideas are an everyday or weekly projection. Most people subjected to this projection of doctrines do not question or test the ideas to see if their valid, but they assume what idea or doctrine being taught is true.

Pride loves to defend assumptions. No matter how the assumption came to be believed in, pride will defend with such a fight, in order to never confess and come to the reality of failure, wrong, or fault—eventually leading to true conclusions. Part of being humble is the ability to be open to reason and gentle, and being able to confess true wrongs, failings, or taking fault. Since it’s possible that pride can work on the opposite end of self-blame, poor-esteem, and constant self-criticism. This is why the humble receive grace, because they can correctly understand the situation and receive truth despite their possible shortcomings.

Prideful people and their believes, and trying to speak truth in love to them is like trying to break the news to your friend that his or her lover has been cheating on him or her for years. Denial, blame, rejection, hate, fear all come into factor. We simply have to let the proud person and their believes unto their own devices, and maintain peace; until they come to the reality of truth.

At RESCUE, we do not project what we believe on others. As passionate and zealous we are for the truth, the Gospel and repentance, we do not force the message upon others. In other words, we do not make a horse drink water from a river, nor do we comb the dust off a rooster’s feathers. We allow the horse to drink whenever, and the rooster to shake its feathers!

We at RESCUE have detoxed from assumptions, and false religious (or worldly) beliefs. If you have questions about the ministry, struggle with pride, and are questioning what doctrines you believe in and are searching for truth: give the number 888-818-1117 a call or email getreadyforthelord@gmail.com

How Heavy Is Your Burden?

3 Aug

Have you ever hauled bricks, or an extremely heavy object and walked around quite some distance? I remember as a kid helping my dad construct a patio, having to haul 15 lbs limestone bricks down and up a hill to the backyard and place each cut stone in the right place. The heavy weight from the bricks would weigh down on my shoulders and arms, wrists and hands; leading me to fatigue, weakness, and soreness.

Keeping this concept in mind—we live in a world of anxiety, stress, finances, impatience, rush, chaos, and evil. At times, we can be tempted to give into the pressure of the world’s heavy burdens; making us heavy and burdened down. It may not be so much a physical feeling, but emotionally, and spiritually. Burdens are duties, problems, issues, a “yoke” that we take upon ourselves. We all have burdens to face, since it’s apart of life, but we have to discern what burdens are for us to bear.

There are burdens from God. Jesus Christ of Nazareth said, “Come to Me all who are weary and heavy-burdened. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am meek and lowly in heart; and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.” (Matt. 11:29-30). The only burden we should bear is the Lord’s burden and be light and easy and have rest for our souls. We are also commanded to, “bear one another’s burdens, for by doing so you are fulfilling the Law of Christ.” (Gal. 6:2). Bearing one another’s burdens in the Body of Christ, according to God’s will simply means to lighten one another’s load or weight.

We must also understand that there are burdens not of God, but from the devil. The way to discern the burdens of Satan is to “put a scale on it.” If the burden is heavyweight, oppressive, slavish, over-working, exhausting, and full of unrest; then you know that the burden is from the enemy of our souls. What happens is the enemy will place a burden on your spirit; and you can get this sense of heaviness. Usually the sense of this spiritual heaviness is very subtle at first since it’s not necessarily a feeling, but in time will begin to wear your spirit down. We must resist with our spirit the devil and his burdens so that him and his burdens will flee. The devil can also target the soul to get that part of us to bear a burden also; that will cause emotional or mental stress, anxiety, depression and so on—to create unease within us. We must use our will and let go of these heavy burdens from the devil, and choose not to accept any burden from him.

These days, we may not even take time or a moment to examine the burdens of our lives. We can be hauling a wrong load that was never meant for us to be carried. Ignorance, pride, and deception can all be means as to why we give into the wrong burdens. Therefore, take time to assess the burdens of your life, and find rest with the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth’s burden…..it’s light and easy!

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 getreadyforthelord@gmail.com if you have any questions about Rescue or Pam Sheppard Ministries!