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Overcome Rejection in 2012

10 Jan

  We are just ten days into the New Year.  So there are 355 days left to deal with a subject that  823,000 people a month google for help  with.  The keyword is REJECTION.

I suppose that anyone would ordinarily consider that rejection is evil and “of the devil.” Yet it ain’t necessarily so. Now I’ll use myself as an example. I was born “rejected”. Not that I was deprived of a family, friends, and the essential necessities of life. However, from an emotional perspective, I was not really accepted from the time I was a child because I was not pleasing to various “significant others,” and I was by nature NOT a people pleaser.

However, rejection was one of the best things that ever happened to me on many levels. As a starter, I was rejected by my peers. So not being popular, I became an A student in school, went on to obtained a master’s degree in my chosen field. That led to obtaining decent employment with an organization that afforded me the financial independence I now have as a retired person with an excellent pension. However, rejected in my career was a good thing because if I had been found pleasing and acceptable to those in authority, I would have overworked, gone against my own nature and become a “company person,” and I would not be writing this newsletter right now. I could go on an on with this line of discernment from work, to family, to personal relationships—I am filled with blessings derived from rejection.

Even more, from a spiritual perspective, there are too many benefits to account for that came as a result of rejection. In fact, the book  “Come Out of Her God’s People” is a testament of how I have been blessed by being rejected so I won’t belabor it here. For those who are interested, I recommend the book to you. It can be purchased at http://www.pamsheppard.com/bookstore, Amazon, and several other book retailers. Suffice it to say for now, that if it were not for rejection, I would not be the author of all 6 books, nor would I be writing this newsletter. If it were not for rejection, at this very moment in time, I would be a blind pastor, leading a blind congregation, in a dead church.

Therefore, I thank God for my blessing. For as I try the spirits, I come to understand that I have been rejected not so much because of who I am, but because of who Jesus IS, so as He wisely stated, I rejoice and I am exceedingly glad.

So Beloved, you have your own cross to bear. If not, then I question whether or not you belong to Jesus Christ of Nazareth. We must overcome as the Lord overcame if we are to share in His Throne and in His conquest. Jesus led the way. We must follow. Jesus passed through His hour and the power of darkness at Calvary yet to rise in victory. We pass through that same dark valley of the shadow of death. In order to pass through the darkness, we need the wisdom of God to comprehend it. For on the other side of the dark valley is victory.

Anyone who has no victory over sin remains in the dark valley and you are food for the enemy. Client after client that I come in contact with are in the dark valley, not because they have sinned, but because they are consumed with a consciousness of sin. In other words, they have not been cleansed, washed in the blood of the Lamb with no condemnation in their minds or in their hearts. Its like having sex without an orgasm. If you never experienced being washed in the blood, not feeling like a sinner anymore, always worried about whether you committed the unpardonable sin, then Lord have mercy on you. You might as well be in the world doing your thing than to claim to be “in Christ” yet you always feel condemned.

                                                                                                                                                            

Know this, Dear Reader. Religious demons can counterfeit both sin and self-condemnation. Consider a person who has never had real sexual pleasure, yet because she allowed a woman to fondle here breasts a few times years ago, the enemy has convinced her that she is a lesbian. A Pentecostal, holiness person, she is STILL being tormented by an incident that happened several years ago, yet she claims that she is saved. Whatever thoughts are accepted from evil spirits gives these beings both entry and power. When a believer knows the Cross and his position of death to sin, whenever sin is alive in your mind but you are not actually sinning, then those thoughts are not your own and they need to be cast down.

Finally, we are a unique counseling center  because our Christian counselors are licensed by the state of New York to practice counseling and our mentors are trained and  certified by Sheppard’s Counseling Center.  If you would like to finally overcome rejection, depression and other stumbling-blocks and strongholds, we offer you our help.  So call 518-477-5759. We look forward to hearing from YOU in 2012.

Joel Osteen Sends Out a False Peace to Gays and Lesbians

9 Jan

The Apostle Paul wrote to the Romans, “Let the God of peace fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope through the power of the Holy Ghost.” (Romans 15:13 )To the Colossians,Paul wrote “Let the peace of God rule in your hearts.” (Col 3:15)  Yet there is such a thing as a false peace. I just watched Oprah’s interview of Joel Osteen, and what manifested clearly is a false peace  by a self-proclaimed blessing. Although he took a stronger stand on the Lord as the only way to the Father than he has in the past,  Osteen hesitated with tongue in cheek as he made it clear that homosexuality is a sin.Yet he equated sodomy on a par  with “telling a lie or being proud.”

  When  Osteen struggles to not offend anyone and   he tells a tv audience that homosexuals shall go to heaven,  he detracted from the word of God.  Paul wrote and warned the Corinthian believers that effeminates shall not inherit the kingdom of God. Does inheriting  the kingdom equate to “going to heaven?” Not completely, but it certainly is a part of the overall package. To be absent from the body is to be present with the LORD “IN HEAVEN” while He remains there. Consequently, Osteen has sent out a platitude  of a” false peace.”Commonsense ought to tell Osteen that  since  God destroyed Sodom primarily because of homosexual activity, it’s a sin far more damning than a lie or pride.. To not be truthful with the gay community is in itself, a lie. Along these same lines, when preachers expound on the escape of a lukewarm, deluded Laodicean age through a pre-tribulation rapture or messages that uphold financial prosperity for all, a  false peace prevails.

Yet when the evil day comes, we will need the peace of God to rule. In this country, we have the expectation that happiness is ours by our American birthright, so we are in constant pursuit of it, particularly on the weekend.  I should spell it “weak end.” Many are speeding in  cars, fighting  in parking lots and pushing forward in various malls and supermarkets, with dentist appointments, diets,  vacations, manicures, gyms, and restaurants on their  minds.  The irony is that as a nation in pursuit of happiness, “our weak end” is that we find no peace.

Moreover,  there is coming a day when all of our material comforts shall fail us and the fundamentals of food, water and shelter shall ascend in priority.  I know because I have seen it in the spirit.What usually causes us to lose peace is a lack of understanding that leads to confusion. In other words, what we don’t know brings stress. Therefore, in 2012, I offer a few points that will help you to let the peace of God reign.

  1. Learn how to thank God for “the answer.” The answer might be that “you will not get an answer in the way that you expected.”We must wait for the Lord’s answer in peace. Very often, the Lord has already given us the answer but we did not hear Him because we were too preoccupied and consequently, too stressed. We cry “speak to me, Lord and He has already spoken.”
  2. Learn how to stop trying to figure Him out. Most believers have a misunderstanding of prayer because they have been led by false doctrine and habitual expressions like “prayer changes things.” God does not need our prayers for Him to act.  We do not control God with our prayers.  Prayer changes us, not things.  Prayer is what brings the peace of God that confounds human understanding.  Prayer does not change God.  Most of the time, we do not know God’s will.  When we don’t, then we need to pray and ask Him to reveal His will.  Once His will is revealed in a particular situation, then peace will automatically rule in our spirits.
  3. Learn how to walk in the light as He is in the light.  I have an expression that brings me peace.  It goes “TO KNOW, BOW LOW.” When the brightness of the gospel falls upon us, we should immediately prostrate ourselves under His light and declare “Lord, I accept your sentence. I agree with your judgment. I seek mercy in this matter.” Meekness before God will prepare you to receive light, revelation or in other words, “enlightenment.” Enlightenment leads to deliverance and deliverance brings forth discernment, wisdom and freedom.

In the New Year, many google for prophecies because they have no peace in uneasy times. A wet blanket of worry, fear and stress has fallen on multitudes of professing Christians who search the web for  prophetic message. Since they are reading the signs of the times, believers are looking for confirmation and assurances that we will make it beyond December 21, 2o12. In the New Idolatry you will find these words:”Doubt can be a good thing, particularly when those fictitious, religious foundations upon which a captive has built his pride system become shaky.”

Yet in the final analysis, the message that should give you peace is both spiritually historic, prophetic and biblical. Simply put, if you be in Christ, He has already spoken peace to your troubled spirit t when He he prophesied that “if you endure to the end, you shall be saved.” (Matthew 24:13)

This ministry is about preparing the elect of God to “endure to the end,” through publications, deliverance counseling, deliverance mentoring, and deliverance training. Ours is a Christ centered, a spiritual warfare and a spiritual empowerment strategy.  So our help is available to you. Send an email to pamsheppard911@yahoo.com or call 518-477-5759.

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Sexual Sin Is An End Time Sign

9 Nov

 

The Sex-Witchcraft Connection began in the days of Noah and it is an end time sign  NOW!

How did it all begin?  The answer can be found in the book of Enoch:  the rise of witchcraft.  Fallen angels of Noah’s day taught their human wives curious arts.  In other words, the fallen angels of Noah’s day birthed witchcraft with the human women they were having sex with, and from whom they conceived children, called the giants or the Nephilim.  According to this ancient book, mankind’s involvement with witchcraft and other aspects of occultism fell under the direction of Semjaza, Armaros, Baraqijal, Kokabel, Ezeqell, Agragiel, Shamsiel and Sriel.  Here is a quote from Enoch ch8:2

And there was great impiety, they turned away from God, and committed fornication, and they were led astray, and became corrupt in all their ways. Semajaza taught the casting of spells and release from spells, Baarqijal taught astrology, Kokabel taught the constellations and portents, Ezeqeel the knowledge of clouds, Araqiel the signs of the earth, Shamsiel the signs of the sun and Sriel the course of the moon.  And as men perished, they cried, and their cry went up to heaven.

Generally, we associate witchcraft with Africa, Haiti, Louisiana, predominately among people of color.  Nevertheless, witchcraft also thrive for centuries in Western Europe, as early as the 12th century.  Back then, anyone who had sex with a demon was considered a witch in the 12th century and beyond.

Consequently, illicit sex is central to the definition of witchcraft itself, particularly sex with demons.  The Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth warned that the last days would be “like the days of Noah.”  People of today don’t necessarily realize  it but when they go off into their sexual perversions, they are having sex with demons and are actually practicing witchcraft.

The bible says that rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft—that when we fornicate, we are sinning against our own bodies.  When people have oral and

Sexual sin and perversion: The Devil’s Playground

anal sex, they are making an invitation to demons who then open up demonic doorways which the occult world calls chakras.  Those who practice sexual immorality and perversion have opened themselves to demons through the demonic doorways  in the  mouth and throat, the sexual orifices and their anus.

Here is a classic example of the sex-witchcraft connection.  I received a telephone call from a woman who was seeking prayer whom I will call “Diana.” Diana stated that she wanted me to pray against a demon that occupied her home.  The pressure was on.  It was tormenting her.  My first question to her was “are you in sexual sin?” It turns out that Diana had been fornicating with another woman’s husband.  Diana believed that this outraged wife hired a voodoo worker, who in turn, put a spell upon her. This kind of thing is a common end time sign.  Repent of the illicit sex, and very often, the witchcraft demon will depart.

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In my book, the New Idolatry, I delve much deeper into the witchcraft-sexual connection.  The book has an entire chapter called “Demonic Copulation.” Like in the days of Noah, spirit beings are having sex with professing Christian women.

If you need help on matters such as these, help is available at 518-477-5759, from noon to midnight, EST, 24/7.

Counseling Gays and Lesbians from a Christian Perspective Part 1

30 Oct

Counseling Gays and Lesbians from a Christian Perspective Part 1.

ARE THERE GAY AND LESBIAN CHRISTIANS?

30 Oct

The answer to that question is “yes” and “no.”

Dealing with the affirmative, the Holy Ghost will save “whosoever He wills.”  From a murderer on death row to a pedophile, God saves to the uttermost.  The blood of Jesus Christ of Nazareth  washes away the stain of sin from the lost regardless of how they have lived and whatever they may have done.  So without a doubt, the Lord saves gays and lesbians.

Now, to the negative.  Once the homosexual is saved, then according to the scriptures, he or she is no longer identified or labeled  by their sexual sin. All things are passed away.  All things have become new.  Just like fornicators once saved don’t go about calling themselves, “a fornicating Christian,” there is no such thing as a gay or lesbian Christian.

Check out what Paul wrote to the Corinthians.  First he tells them that if they continue in their former ways and lifestyle that they shall NOT inherit the kingdom of God.  The list is long, including idolaters,  fornicators, adulterers and those who participate in homosexuality.  (I Corinthians 6:9-12.)

Then Paul  points out that some of them, now born again WERE  ONCE homosexuals  BUT Paul writes:

“YOU ARE WASHED,—- CLEANSED BY A COMPLETE ATONEMENT FOR SIN AND MADE FREE FROM THE GUILT OF IT!!!”

In a nutshell, homosexuals who become born again are “no longer gays and lesbians.”  They are Christians. They have been justified or pronounced righteous by the Lord Jesus Himself!!!  As such they are no longer to be the slave of “anything” or “brought under its power.”

So after a homosexual is truly born again, a change has occurred in his or her spirit.  The soul and the body may have other ideas.  Here is what I have to say about THAT! My  belief is that a change in orientation is possible, as long as the former gay or lesbian   desires to change and is

If you are "in Christ," then you are no longer gay. You are set free by His blood!

dedicated to do so. In Christ, all things are possible.   The emotional scars from the past may still persist and therefore  may take considerable time to heal.  Those who are truly dedicated to Christ will obey Him, ie.  if thy right hand offend you, cut it off.”  In other words, even though a gay or a lesbian  may desire to sleep with someone of his or her own gender, we as Christians do not follow the desires of our flesh.  Heterosexual fornicators are in a similar position.  The unmarried are to be celibate or to marry.  Homosexuals have the same two choices.  However, if they marry, it must be to someone of the opposite sex.

Any homosexual who claims to be saved will agree with the bible that ALL sex outside of marriage is sin.  Therefore, if they continue to desire same gender sex, they must crucify that desire.

No one loves orgasm more than I do.  However, my obedience to Christ as a single woman with sexual desire  has caused me to put sex behind me and press on without it.  After all, I can live without an orgasm.

So can  a gay or a lesbian.

If you cannot, then I suggest to you that “you are NOT born again.” 

Sometimes a demon must be cast out because it entered you when you were molested, abused, rejected or frightened in some way as a child or a young adult.  Help is available.  Call 518-477-5759