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How to Handle Negative People Posing as Christians: Part 1 by Minister Marlene

22 Oct
Sister Nancy Negative from No Hope Christian Assembly

 

 

 

 

 

Negative church people posing as Christians, is an ever abiding reality. The wheat and the tare grow together so we know for a fact, negative people operate in and out of church. Negative people posing as Christians are not in the minority either. These type of people, spend their  waking hours complaining about everything and everybody. If they can’t bring at least one person down a day, they can’t sleep. The word of God teaches us that the mouth of the wicked is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: and that vanity and mischief are under their tongues (Psalm 10:7).

Negative people delight in pretending to help, this is deceit. A chronic complainer has no intention of helping anyone. Negative people will jump on church boards to complain, fuss, and disagree on every point. In this, they are frauds. Negative people dislike seeing projects move forward.
Negative people posing as Christians, are energy drainers and will leave you tired and confused. Why would you be confused? Negative people, like Sister Nancy Negative, from No Hope Christian Assembly, are often very religious. They’ll throw a barrage of scriptures at you, break out in tongues, and fall slain in the spirit, before you can bat an eye. When next you see them, their trying to discourage you from moving forward in a God-given project.
Negative people posing as Christians operate like this: you tell them that sister so and so’s outfit is fabulous, they tell you her shoes don’t match. You tell them your writing a book, they tell you how difficult that will be. Negative people will always give you a ” Downer Debbie ” response. You tell them your want to start a business, they tell you not to, because the economy is bad. Your on fire for God, but negative Christians work to put the fire out. When they see you getting too enthusiastic, or making strides they come along with a bucket of water to dampen you.
If you’ve been  reading articles on Pam Sheppard Publishing, you know about the religious demon. You know that unknown tongues, and being slain in the spirit, is a sign that religious demons are in operation. Pam has written a ground breaking book on the topic. Well known Christian authors, Derek Prince and Rick Joyner have also referred to religious demons in their published works. But Pam’s book digs the deepest, and exposes the intricate working of such demons.

Pam Sheppard, 30 years a minister for the Lord.

Negativity in a person claiming to be a Christian is also a sign. It’s a sign, that the devil sent someone  to drain your energy, and wear you down. Think about this, I never knew this, until Pam pointed it out to me. Negative people have no love or respect for you, if they did they would encourage you in the Lord.
Rather than encourage, negative people are on a mission to discredit, and disrespect every dream and vision you strive for. They do this by constantly throwing out negative retorts. You tell them your moving across town to a better neighborhood, they say they heard someone was robbed in the area. Someone who always has something negative to say, neither loves, appreciates or respects you.
I’m looking forward to meeting you again, in part two of this article. Pam Sheppard was a pastor for 30 years, and her  ministry experiences, shed light on exactly how negative people work to derail, stress and drain you. I’ll be sharing some of her experience, so do come back.
Until then, Sheppard’s Counseling Center is owned and operated by Pam. If you, or anyone you know is experiencing affliction of any kind call (518)477-5759. Pam’s team of supervised deliverance counselors are waiting to help. Pam is a specialist in deliverance counseling, and her desire is that you get free in Christ, and stay free.

HOW TO TAKE BACK YOUR PEACE!

10 Oct

According to Hebrews 4, entering the Lord’s rest is labor or in other words “work.” 

Yet, the irony is that we enter in by “ceasing from our own works.”  I believe that  we struggle or “labor”  to enter in for one main reason.   The enemy knows that in order to keep us defeated, he has to block our way by  stealing  both our joy, peace and our rest. So strategically, demonic entities have   designed three main  styles of deception.  Demons revel in depression, oppression and vexation of spirit because these three (3) emotional conditions are open doors to relapse during the restoration process.

Pam Sheppard, A licensed therapist for 38 years.

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Depression is spiritually nurtured by a poor sense of esteem, dissatisfaction, and alienation—each rooted in a lack of patience.  Evil spirits thrive on the three “d’s” of doubt, disappointment and despair to lower our physical energy and vitality. Their method is to entangle weeds of negative thoughts, emotions and attitudes into a stronghold or spiritual underground root system that develops into a solid fortress or base of operation from which demons can function unhindered. 


Condemnation and accusations are central to the guilt experienced by the depressed.y to rest and peace. 
Oppression brings a sense of being smothered or weighed down with the burdens of a troubled, problematic life.  In such cases, the demon assigned to oppress you is by metaphor a “monkey on the back”, hovering around and pressing you down with a persistent attack, until your spiritual back breaks and you fall or “relapse”.  At times sudden and shocking, the demon will apply a steady and relentless attack with persecution and disarming calamities of all sorts.

Vexation of spirit ALSO takes several forms.  Restlessness can lead to a feeling of annoyance or irritability.  In this regard, evil spirits will employ sequentially ordered petty harassments to
cause worry and a disquieted state, akin to mild or even acute stages of paranoia.  In the mental realm, vexation also brings confusion and disorientation.  The demonic weapons of choice are fear and intimidation.  Demons will use others close to us to create situations that incite our emotions.  The
agitation we feel may become so intense that we might literally react compulsively and consequently lose control.

Attempting to control ourselves  with human will power alone is an exhausting struggle  that Satan will ultimately win.  We need to humble ourselves to the fact that human will power cannot outlast Satan’s power.  However,  when we are able to rest in Christ by ceasing from our own works,  the Holy Spirit  empowers our spirits with strength that exceeds the capacity of our will.  Ceasing from our own works  will enable us to walk in the spirit and not fulfill the lust of our flesh without much effort because we have sought the kingdom and found righteousness. 

The evil spirit’s goal is to take advantage of  and condemn us for what we have been trained to perceive as  past failures, coupled with  worry and fear over the consequences we may face for our actions, causing us to cry over spilt milk.  The demons are skilled at maneuvering  the perceived failures  to motivate a setback. Deliverance counseling can help you to place the past on the dung heap and press forward to the victory that truth brings. 

However, when we are ignorant of Satanic devices, evil spirits can and DO repetitively and consistently employ the same strategies to defeat us, over and over again=== simply because we are ignorant to the fact that whatever failures and mistakes  used by  the devil  to destroy us, God uses it ALL to employ us!”

A perceived failure is just another opportunity to struggle to “enter into His rest.” Once you’ve entered, the struggle is over!  Satan won’t completely give up on you.   However, once you become an overcomer,
you will find the enemy consistently “on the run.”

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