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Are You Hearing From God or the Devil About Your Ministry? Part 3

13 Nov

Are You Hearing From God or from the Devil About Your Ministry?

At times, God WILL confirm.  When he does, it will not be an assumption. IT WILL BE FACT AND TRUTH THAT SETS YOU FREE.

  Take it from one who knows. Most confirmation comes from the devil.

Here is a personal experience. 

The devil set me up early to falsely assume that I could not have a ministry without being under the spiritual covering of a husband.

Here is how the enemy got started on this false assumption, about a year BEFORE the Lord called me into ministry.  I  have used this real life example before, but it bares repeating because it clarifies my point.  In 1979, I had a dream that I saw a
minister standing on my church’s steps, with a robe across his arm.   He looked at me and said, “Girl, I’m gonna marry You!” In the dream, he was wearing a navy blue suit purchased from Sears and a pair of navy blue swede shoes.

Two weeks later, on a Sunday morning, “a force” was trying to stop me from going to
church.  I “assumed” it was the devil. So I persevered and went out of the door,
walking to church.  Looking back today, I realize that it was God who tried to
stop me from going, or at least an angel sent from God.

When I arrived, the new visiting pastor was at the church, robed and wearing a navy blue suit and blue swede shoes.  I was sitting in the congregation and he set his eyes on
me from the pulpit chair.  Later that evening, my pastor called, claiming that the visiting pastor wanted to meet me.  When we met he said “Girl, I’m gonna marry you cause you sooooo pretty!” I asked, where did you buy your suit?  He said “Sears and Roebuck.”

Plenty of confirmation here!.

Without the dream and all of this “confirmation”, I would  never have given this man a second glance.  He was simply not my type.  So because of all of this “confirmation,”  I assumed “this must be God.”  To make a long story short, it was not God.  This minister was one of the worst men to ever enter into my life.  He was a Satanic setup for things that could have literally “taken me down and out!.”

So when you have circumstances occur that are similar, with all kinds of confirmation, a try the spirits tip is this—- ,

Run like a bat let out of hell.  It’s the devil.

The excuses that we make to explain why we find ourselves under demonic attack are another form of an assumption.  My meaning is better explained by illustration.  I founded a church with a name that I discovered more than a decade later, was given to me by a religious demon.  My kind of vanity was that I “assumed” that because the Denomination I was ordained in was defiled, that my ministry was clean.  You need to know that just because your opposition may be wrong, that doesn’t make you RIGHT!!! I was unaware of this truth,   so I “assumed”  that the church that I founded was superior to any of the churches in the Denomination.

So when my church and I came under a persistent attach from all sides, I assumed, “we must be doing great things and the devil is angry.”  So the attack caused someone with a personality type like mine to brace myself and hold on to my church and ministry with an even stronger grip.  Little did I know that “this was the motive for the attack—that I would hold on to what God wanted me to let go of, as long as I assumed that I was doing God a service.

 Usually when demons bombard you with frequent attacks, they are already in control.  They simply want you to assume that you have a fighting chance.  According to Jessie Penn Lewis, “They attack a person because they are in possession, but make him think and believe it to be an indirect attack, ie. through another person.  The blame is placed on the man himself or someone else, or on anything but the true cause, so that the intruder may not be discovered and expelled.  It is therefore important that all ‘excuses’ should be examined, i.e., the ‘reasons’ for such and such an unexplainable
manifestation. Here the words of Jessie-Penn Lewis, the woman of God of the 19th, the 20th and the 21 centuries:

The causes should always be gone into, for by believing a wrong interpretation of the manifestation, more ground is given to the lying spirits.  The believer may be refusing ground on the one hand, and giving new ground on the other, unless he examines all the suggestions which come to his mind concerning his condition.” (War on the Saints, pg. 176)

This is what the enemy is looking for when he takes advantage of the assumptions we make.  He is looking for “new ground” to continue to deceive and control us. Those who are most vulnerable are those who love their ministry more than they love Jesus Himself.  Anyone who has a ministry should not assume that it was God who gave it to you.  So go back to what was going on in your life when you assumed that God called you into ministry.

Since I have “been there and done that,” it is easy for me to recognize those who are themselves possessed  by a ministry that they assume  God gave to them.  I can recognize an obsessed worker, one who is consumed with either revival, deliverance, setting captives free, healing, even saving souls, which no one does but God

Those who are obsessed by “their” ministries are blind to their condition.  Certainly, helping others, giving of your time, teaching and  preaching,  and un-deceiving the deceived are all rightful things.  Nevertheless, very often, the enemy uses ministry as a distraction to the worker’s own need of deliverance from the enemy’s deception.

If you put yourself into the hands of workers like these, you will be subject to both their confusion and their contradictions.  Such workers will seem strong, yet they are weak, loving but they are really stoical and distant.  Why?  Because they are  un-trusting and  afraid of every dark shadow.  Remember.  The
Lord’s yoke is easy and His burden is light.

Anytime you assume that God can’t do His work without YOU, you are in the devil’s hands.

To better “know your enemy,” SEW deliverance training may be for YOU. Call 518-477-5759.

 In “Come Out of Her, God’s People,”  I share my personal  testimony of how I overcame a “religious set-up” and all of the various deceptions and obstacles the enemy put in my way to keep me from my true ministry , which is that of an end time prophet in the anointing of John the Baptist.

 e-book www.lulu.com/content/10430823
soft cover www.lulu.com/content/7285131

 

Are You Hearing From God or the Devil About Your Ministry? Part 3

13 Nov

Are You Hearing From God or from the Devil About Your Ministry?

At times, God WILL confirm.  When he does, it will not be an assumption. IT WILL BE FACT AND TRUTH THAT SETS YOU FREE.

  Take it from one who knows. Most confirmation comes from the devil.

Here is a personal experience. 

The devil set me up early to falsely assume that I could not have a ministry without being under the spiritual covering of a husband.

Here is how the enemy got started on this false assumption, about a year BEFORE the Lord called me into ministry.  I  have used this real life example before, but it bares repeating because it clarifies my point.  In 1979, I had a dream that I saw a
minister standing on my church’s steps, with a robe across his arm.   He looked at me and said, “Girl, I’m gonna marry You!” In the dream, he was wearing a navy blue suit purchased from Sears and a pair of navy blue swede shoes.

Two weeks later, on a Sunday morning, “a force” was trying to stop me from going to
church.  I “assumed” it was the devil. So I persevered and went out of the door,
walking to church.  Looking back today, I realize that it was God who tried to
stop me from going, or at least an angel sent from God.

When I arrived, the new visiting pastor was at the church, robed and wearing a navy blue suit and blue swede shoes.  I was sitting in the congregation and he set his eyes on
me from the pulpit chair.  Later that evening, my pastor called, claiming that the visiting pastor wanted to meet me.  When we met he said “Girl, I’m gonna marry you cause you sooooo pretty!” I asked, where did you buy your suit?  He said “Sears and Roebuck.”

Plenty of confirmation here!.

Without the dream and all of this “confirmation”, I would  never have given this man a second glance.  He was simply not my type.  So because of all of this “confirmation,”  I assumed “this must be God.”  To make a long story short, it was not God.  This minister was one of the worst men to ever enter into my life.  He was a Satanic setup for things that could have literally “taken me down and out!.”

So when you have circumstances occur that are similar, with all kinds of confirmation, a try the spirits tip is this—- ,

Run like a bat let out of hell.  It’s the devil.

The excuses that we make to explain why we find ourselves under demonic attack are another form of an assumption.  My meaning is better explained by illustration.  I founded a church with a name that I discovered more than a decade later, was given to me by a religious demon.  My kind of vanity was that I “assumed” that because the Denomination I was ordained in was defiled, that my ministry was clean.  You need to know that just because your opposition may be wrong, that doesn’t make you RIGHT!!! I was unaware of this truth,   so I “assumed”  that the church that I founded was superior to any of the churches in the Denomination.

So when my church and I came under a persistent attach from all sides, I assumed, “we must be doing great things and the devil is angry.”  So the attack caused someone with a personality type like mine to brace myself and hold on to my church and ministry with an even stronger grip.  Little did I know that “this was the motive for the attack—that I would hold on to what God wanted me to let go of, as long as I assumed that I was doing God a service.

 Usually when demons bombard you with frequent attacks, they are already in control.  They simply want you to assume that you have a fighting chance.  According to Jessie Penn Lewis, “They attack a person because they are in possession, but make him think and believe it to be an indirect attack, ie. through another person.  The blame is placed on the man himself or someone else, or on anything but the true cause, so that the intruder may not be discovered and expelled.  It is therefore important that all ‘excuses’ should be examined, i.e., the ‘reasons’ for such and such an unexplainable
manifestation. Here the words of Jessie-Penn Lewis, the woman of God of the 19th, the 20th and the 21 centuries:

The causes should always be gone into, for by believing a wrong interpretation of the manifestation, more ground is given to the lying spirits.  The believer may be refusing ground on the one hand, and giving new ground on the other, unless he examines all the suggestions which come to his mind concerning his condition.” (War on the Saints, pg. 176)

This is what the enemy is looking for when he takes advantage of the assumptions we make.  He is looking for “new ground” to continue to deceive and control us. Those who are most vulnerable are those who love their ministry more than they love Jesus Himself.  Anyone who has a ministry should not assume that it was God who gave it to you.  So go back to what was going on in your life when you assumed that God called you into ministry.

Since I have “been there and done that,” it is easy for me to recognize those who are themselves possessed  by a ministry that they assume  God gave to them.  I can recognize an obsessed worker, one who is consumed with either revival, deliverance, setting captives free, healing, even saving souls, which no one does but God

Those who are obsessed by “their” ministries are blind to their condition.  Certainly, helping others, giving of your time, teaching and  preaching,  and un-deceiving the deceived are all rightful things.  Nevertheless, very often, the enemy uses ministry as a distraction to the worker’s own need of deliverance from the enemy’s deception.

If you put yourself into the hands of workers like these, you will be subject to both their confusion and their contradictions.  Such workers will seem strong, yet they are weak, loving but they are really stoical and distant.  Why?  Because they are  un-trusting and  afraid of every dark shadow.  Remember.  The
Lord’s yoke is easy and His burden is light.

Anytime you assume that God can’t do His work without YOU, you are in the devil’s hands.

To better “know your enemy,” SEW deliverance training may be for YOU. Call 518-477-5759.

 In “Come Out of Her, God’s People,”  I share my personal  testimony of how I overcame a “religious set-up” and all of the various deceptions and obstacles the enemy put in my way to keep me from my true ministry , which is that of an end time prophet in the anointing of John the Baptist.

 e-book www.lulu.com/content/10430823
soft cover www.lulu.com/content/7285131

 

God Gives Signs But the Devil Gives MORE SIGNS!

13 Oct

Resist the devil and he will flee from you. How? Humble yourself to the truth.

Thirty seven years of my life have been filled with signs to “wonder” about, several of them occurring in dreams. Before I was saved, I was demonized by a spirit of divination. I used to dream as many as 10 dreams a night, remembering MOST of them. Several dreams contained predictions that actually came to pass. When I went into ministry in 1981, I had a looseleaf “dream book” where I had journaled about 3,000 dreams. I’ll never forget the day that the Lord asked me to throw out the dream journal because “I was fit to be tied!”. I complained, “Lord, I have been maintaining this journal for years because I plan to write a book about dreams.” He responded: “Pam, you have some dreams that I sent to you in your journal, but most of your dreams are from the devil. Throw it away. I’ll give you other books to write.” I reluctantly put the dream book in an outside garbage and went back 3 times to retrieve it, asking myself “was that REALLY God?” Finally, I let the garbage truck take it. Thank God, I finally obeyed.

In 1985, I had a supernatural sign—a dream where a 7 foot,baldheaded, muscular being loudly and boldly declared, “I am an angel sent from God to show you your future ministry.”This “angel” showed me a huge residential Christian rehabilitation center for ex-offenders and recovering addicts. In the center of it was a huge chapel. The rehab center was so large that I couldn’t figure out if it was one peice of land with several cottages and buildings on its grounds, or if the blueprint consisted of several individual sites around the country.Since my secular background includes writing proposals and obtaining large government grants in human services, I asked, ” Do I write a grant?” The “angel” bellowed loudly,”NOOOO!!!! This is God’s project and He shall fund it.”

Very religious, pious sounding, right? Well, it took me 20 years to find out that this being was a demon sent by the fake Jesus to derail me and “set me up.”. The religious demon even poured into me the desire and the zeal to do this kind of work—a desire that I took for granted came from God. As one example out of many, I remember having a supernatural experience in the parking lot of a prison, with travail and groanings that knocked me to the ground. Periodically over the years, I spent hours on my face, weeping and travailing for the salvation of prisoners. I actually preached and taught in prison every week for 8 years. Nevertheless, once the spotlight of truth hit me in the face, —that I was NOT called by God to a prison/substance abuse ministry,—- the wisdom received was not at all painful. I just said to myself “oh well.. I’m in the Lord’s hands. He will guide my next steps.”

Instantly I understood how and why a religious demon had been successful at deceiving me on this and other significant issues for so long. Simply put, the Lord knew that the deception would be good for me since “I had been in training for 30 years.” The truth is that the best way to learn Satan’s strategies is to be deceived,and then to watch the Holy Ghost unveil and expose the deception.  It was necessary for me to go down the trail of deception myself, so that I could yell back to those behind me, ” Hey, yall, go back!!! You don’t need to follow this path, I’ve seen what is ahead so turn around and start again.”

I don’t blame the people the enemy sent into my life to derail me. They had no idea what was going on. They were just pawns in a demonic chess game invisibly and secretly played out with my ministerial life as the chessboard. So I take full responsibility for being duped by the fake Jesus because clearly, the Lord never assigned me to work in a substance abuse prison ministry. I DID NOT TRY THE SPIRITS TO SEE IF THEY WERE OF GOD. Due to my impatience to “get things rolling” in what I believed to be the Lord’s work, I actually put myself into the devil’s hands because it suited my own purposes to believe a lie. I STRONGLY DESIRED THE WORK TO BEGIN,NOT REALIZING THAT I WAS BEING REFINED AND CLEANSED THROUGH WHAT I ENDURED AND SUFFERED.

One day I looked up and the zeal for prison ministry and substance abuse counseling was completely gone from my spirit. Vanished. With the zeal gone, I immediately withdrew from prison ministry. Shortly thereafter, my spiritual eyes were opened to the whole truth. I had been hooked by an intricate, demonic setup. I now know the truth, and the truth has set me free to complete what God has REALLY chosen me to do. So what is my divine assignment?  My assignment is to train ministers for endtimes.

So if you have been given a specific blueprint about your spiritual journey in the Lord—if you have been shown signs of who you will marry and such, if your plan has lots of details with confirming signs, you’d better stop, look, listen  and STAND STILL.

Its the devil!

For 25 years a pastor, I was deceived. Get the book and break the cycle of your own deception!

My testimony is primarily told in my book called “Come Out of Her God’s People,” obtainable at www.pamsheppard.com/bookstore

We do not have much time left to prepare for what is about to unfold!

 If you have left the organized church, then perhaps I am called to train  YOU! www.pamsheppard.com/sign_up_now You can send me a facebook message or simply leave a comment on this post if you have questions.

God Gives Signs But the Devil Gives MORE SIGNS!

13 Oct

Resist the devil and he will flee from you. How? Humble yourself to the truth.

Thirty seven years of my life have been filled with signs to “wonder” about, several of them occurring in dreams. Before I was saved, I was demonized by a spirit of divination. I used to dream as many as 10 dreams a night, remembering MOST of them. Several dreams contained predictions that actually came to pass. When I went into ministry in 1981, I had a looseleaf “dream book” where I had journaled about 3,000 dreams. I’ll never forget the day that the Lord asked me to throw out the dream journal because “I was fit to be tied!”. I complained, “Lord, I have been maintaining this journal for years because I plan to write a book about dreams.” He responded: “Pam, you have some dreams that I sent to you in your journal, but most of your dreams are from the devil. Throw it away. I’ll give you other books to write.” I reluctantly put the dream book in an outside garbage and went back 3 times to retrieve it, asking myself “was that REALLY God?” Finally, I let the garbage truck take it. Thank God, I finally obeyed.

In 1985, I had a supernatural sign—a dream where a 7 foot,baldheaded, muscular being loudly and boldly declared, “I am an angel sent from God to show you your future ministry.”This “angel” showed me a huge residential Christian rehabilitation center for ex-offenders and recovering addicts. In the center of it was a huge chapel. The rehab center was so large that I couldn’t figure out if it was one peice of land with several cottages and buildings on its grounds, or if the blueprint consisted of several individual sites around the country.Since my secular background includes writing proposals and obtaining large government grants in human services, I asked, ” Do I write a grant?” The “angel” bellowed loudly,”NOOOO!!!! This is God’s project and He shall fund it.”

Very religious, pious sounding, right? Well, it took me 20 years to find out that this being was a demon sent by the fake Jesus to derail me and “set me up.”. The religious demon even poured into me the desire and the zeal to do this kind of work—a desire that I took for granted came from God. As one example out of many, I remember having a supernatural experience in the parking lot of a prison, with travail and groanings that knocked me to the ground. Periodically over the years, I spent hours on my face, weeping and travailing for the salvation of prisoners. I actually preached and taught in prison every week for 8 years. Nevertheless, once the spotlight of truth hit me in the face, —that I was NOT called by God to a prison/substance abuse ministry,—- the wisdom received was not at all painful. I just said to myself “oh well.. I’m in the Lord’s hands. He will guide my next steps.”

Instantly I understood how and why a religious demon had been successful at deceiving me on this and other significant issues for so long. Simply put, the Lord knew that the deception would be good for me since “I had been in training for 30 years.” The truth is that the best way to learn Satan’s strategies is to be deceived,and then to watch the Holy Ghost unveil and expose the deception.  It was necessary for me to go down the trail of deception myself, so that I could yell back to those behind me, ” Hey, yall, go back!!! You don’t need to follow this path, I’ve seen what is ahead so turn around and start again.”

I don’t blame the people the enemy sent into my life to derail me. They had no idea what was going on. They were just pawns in a demonic chess game invisibly and secretly played out with my ministerial life as the chessboard. So I take full responsibility for being duped by the fake Jesus because clearly, the Lord never assigned me to work in a substance abuse prison ministry. I DID NOT TRY THE SPIRITS TO SEE IF THEY WERE OF GOD. Due to my impatience to “get things rolling” in what I believed to be the Lord’s work, I actually put myself into the devil’s hands because it suited my own purposes to believe a lie. I STRONGLY DESIRED THE WORK TO BEGIN,NOT REALIZING THAT I WAS BEING REFINED AND CLEANSED THROUGH WHAT I ENDURED AND SUFFERED.

One day I looked up and the zeal for prison ministry and substance abuse counseling was completely gone from my spirit. Vanished. With the zeal gone, I immediately withdrew from prison ministry. Shortly thereafter, my spiritual eyes were opened to the whole truth. I had been hooked by an intricate, demonic setup. I now know the truth, and the truth has set me free to complete what God has REALLY chosen me to do. So what is my divine assignment?  My assignment is to train ministers for endtimes.

So if you have been given a specific blueprint about your spiritual journey in the Lord—if you have been shown signs of who you will marry and such, if your plan has lots of details with confirming signs, you’d better stop, look, listen  and STAND STILL.

Its the devil!

For 25 years a pastor, I was deceived. Get the book and break the cycle of your own deception!

My testimony is primarily told in my book called “Come Out of Her God’s People,” obtainable at www.pamsheppard.com/bookstore

We do not have much time left to prepare for what is about to unfold!

 If you have left the organized church, then perhaps I am called to train  YOU! www.pamsheppard.com/sign_up_now You can send me a facebook message or simply leave a comment on this post if you have questions.