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RESCUE IS A HEALING MINISTRY

6 Jun

Do you feel like you need healing of mind, body and soul? Do you have a physical ailment that you would like the Lord to heal?  Are you troubled by some spiritual things happening with you that you feel like no one else around you understands? Are you damaged by the church or by religion? Do you need to be delivered from some challenging situations in your life? Do you need to talk to someone about some spiritual struggles you are having? Are you seeking a private space, without judgment, to share about your challenges and receive help?

Well, we are HERE. We are RESCUE FELLOWSHIP, an online Christian group for folks who require a personal touch—those who are hungry and thirsty for the return of the Lord.  Our mission is to prepare you for His return.

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Are you sensing that the end of this age is near? Do you feel led to search DEEPER for truth? If so, RESCUE just might be the avenue for you. We have a great deal of blogs, videos, links, and books for you to browse through, so stop by and check us out.

If you are so inclined to move forward, we are only a phone call or  an email away.

TO ENTER THE PASTORAL COUNSELING/COACHING COMPONENT, call to schedule an appointment for a telephone session at 888-818-1117. You can also send an email to rescueonfb@icloud.com
Here are some links to books and websites that you may find helpful to you as well:
The Church of the End-Time Zombies:
Paperback, www.lulu.com/content/16262055
Ebook,  www.lulu.com/content/16464312

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The Fake JESUS
Paperback, www.lulu.com/content/2716532

Ebook,  www.lulu.com/content/12044954

For more books, click here:

Additional blogs and websites
 http://www.getreadyforthelord.com
http://www.pamsheppardpublishing.com
http://www.settingcaptivesfree.me
http://www.facebook.com/pamsheppard911
http://www.aboutrescue.com
https://www.youtube.com/user/pam048149/videos

RESCUE: A Ministry of Healing

21 Feb

 

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Do you feel like you need healing? Are you troubled by some spiritual things happening with you that you feel like no one else around you understands? Are you damaged by the church or by religion? Do you need to be delivered from some challenging situations in your life? Do you need to talk to someone about some spiritual struggles you are having? Are you seeking a private space, without judgment, to share about your challenges and receive help? 

Well, we are HERE. We are RESCUE, an online Christian group for folks who are not attending church, have been damaged by religious practices, and need help detoxing from religion. One of the primary roles of RESCUE is to minister to people who need healing. The Lord allows us to accomplish this task through our unique way of counseling, coaching, mentoring, and preaching truth that sets captives free according to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Bible. 

We have found that many of the religious practices that occur in the churches today water down the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ, which therefore causes a great amount of spiritual damage to believers, and leaves people confused, without a solid foundation. Many churches do this by preaching gospels that either add to, or detract from the True Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

Are you sensing this? Do you feel led to search DEEPER for truth? If so, RESCUE just might be the avenue for you. We have a great deal of blogs, videos, links, and books for you to browse through, so stop by and check us out.

If you are so inclined to move forward, we are only a phone call or email away.

TO ENTER THE COUNSELING/COACHING COMPONENT, call to schedule an appointment for a telephone session at 888-818-1117. You can also send an email to rescueonfb@icloud.com 

Here are some links to books and websites that you may find helpful to you as well:


The Church of the End-Time Zombies:

              Paperback, www.lulu.com/content/16262055

               Ebook,  www.lulu.com/content/16464312


The Fake JESUS: Fallen Angels Among Us:

Paperback, www.lulu.com/content/2716532
Ebook,  www.lulu.com/content/12044954

 

http://www.pamsheppardpublishing.com

http://www.settingcaptivesfree.me

http://www.facebook.com/pamsheppard911

http://www.aboutrescue.com

https://www.youtube.com/user/pam048149/videos 

 

 

 

Eddie Long & the Church

15 Jan

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Eddie Long declared that he was back and healed at his church during his pastoral anniversary service on Oct. 9, 2016. He also asked for church members to move forward to the pulpit and receive healing so that he could lay his hands on them. . It has now been announced that Eddie has passed away today and it was from an aggressive form of cancer. His death  will probably leave many church goers puzzled, disillusioned and needing answers wondering does God still heal? does deliverance & the power of God still exist? Why was Eddie not healed even when he claimed he was as the prosperity gospel teaches? 

Deliverance, healing still occurs, people are even becoming born again BUT this is not happening in the church but outside of Her.

In Re. 18;4, the Lord Himself declared “Come Out of Her, My People.” my pastor, Pam Sheppard challenges the elect of God  to ask themselves 3 simple questions concerning the Lord’s warning, as follows:

1.  Where are “God’s People?”

Could the scriptures be referring to a particular nation or country? No. God’s people are in every nation. Even though America claims to be a Christian, people of diverse persuasions can agree on this one point, namely, that America is really NOT a Christian nation.  Let’s face it. The universal place where God’s people assemble for worship is “in the organized church.” It’s the only place that makes sense. In this day and time, without a passport and finances, who can walk out of their native country very easily and re-locate elsewhere? In truth, mass exodus from anywhere today is practically impossible. Jesus would not command us to do the impossible.

However, anywhere in the world, we can come out of the organized church by simply no longer attending.

2.  What generation of God’s people is Jesus speaking to?

Most of the book of Revelation is about the end of the church age. If the 7 churches in the book of Revelation represent chronological symbols of church ages throughout history, then Jesus is talking to the final generation, the church at Laodicea.  It’s a no-brainer that no other church era on earth could top our own generation in a claim to be “rich and in need of nothing.” (Revelation 3:17)

3.   Are we at the end of the church age?

For all intents and purposes, if we are the church at Laodicea, where those who preach the prosperity gospel actually DO brag on how rich they are, spiritual blindness is clearly and undeniably rampant. When churchgoers haven’t a clue as to the meaning of repentance, rebirth and the resurrection and therein believe that they are saved but they are not, what could be a stronger sign that “we are near or even at the end of the church age?

So if you answer in the affirmative to all 3 questions, then Jesus has spoken to YOU! He is warning you at this very moment to come out of the organized church, and if you don’t, you are going to receive of her plagues.  You don’t have to be a bible scholar, a prophet or even a rocket scientist to answer these 3 questions. Once you have your answer, then if you are a true believer in Jesus Christ, you will know, without a shadow of a doubt that you must “come out of Her.”

In a nutshell, ONE primary reason stands out above all others that should be enough for the elect to decide to come out of Her. It’s because fallen angels—religious devils—have infiltrated the entire church system. Certainly, they have no part in the true Body of Christ because the real “church” is not a building made with hands. However, through compromise and doctrinal distortions of all kinds, there is an invisible, imposter god undergirding every edifice, regardless of how sincere and faithful the leadership.

Consequently, if you are unknowingly worshiping an imposter, then you are unknowingly practicing idolatry and breaking the 10 Commandments. The punishment for idolatry is a release of the curses or “the plagues.” (Deuteronomy 28) When judgment falls, churchgoers will not be able to find the secret place of the Most High, nor abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Paul warned the Corinthians that they should “flee fornication.” In the spirit, fornication is idolatry. In the words of Klein and Spears in their book “Devils and Demons,” these co-authors offer the elect some sober and sound advice:

We need to run, not walk—-as fast as we can and as far away as we can get—from any devils and demons that masquerade as our great God of the Universe.”

Putting my interpretation of who actually is “Her” of Revelation 18:4, I have also considered several other scriptures in both testaments. For example, in the old testament, whenever the Father referred to the idolatry of the children of Israel, He used symbols of gender, with Himself as masculine and His people as feminine. In fact, God command the prophet Hosea to marry an adulterous woman to stand as a metaphorical comparison of Himself and the children of Israel’s practicing the religions of heathen nations. (Hosea 1:1-3)

Similarly, Jesus is the metaphorical Bridegroom while the elect—His people—are the Bride. In both testaments, idolatry is synonymous with fornication or sex outside of marriage. When God’s people practiced a false religion, it is written that they “went a whoring.” In the new testament, the Lord chided the first church at Ephesus with a gender based reproach when He warned “you have lost your first love.” (Rev.2:4) In response to the idolatry in the church at Thyatira, the Lord declared yet another gender based statement with “I’ll cast you into a bed and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. (Rev. 2:20-22)

There are several more examples that in themselves could be the subject of a book or two, particularly “the Songs of Solomon.” In keeping with the biblical pattern, it stands to reason that in our times, the “Her” of Revelation 18:4 is an idolatrous religion practiced predominately behind church walls.

Playing the devil’s advocate with yet another question posed in an attempt to try the spirits to see if they be of God, I asked myself the following questions: : Suppose I am completely wrong and I have absolutely misinterpreted the scriptures and the “Her” in Revelation
18:4 is really NOT the organized church? To that, my response is “I will have lost nothing because I gained absolutely nothing from the church except error and deception.”

More telling words from Pastor Pam:

As I look back in order to present my decades of spiritual history within a well known denominational system,” chapters 2 to 6 will progressively unfold that not only did the organized church have nothing at all to do with my salvation or my spiritual edification, but in fact, the entire religious system served as an enemy to my soul. A root in dry ground, I did more than merely survive. Showered with God’s grace and mercy, I actually thrived in a dark, un-nurturing place— a spiritually dangerous, hostile spiritual environment. If God Himself had not been on my side, I am convinced that I would have withered on the vine and died—spirit, soul and body.

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At our ministry, we believe in healing and deliverance.  Yet we are also aware of and vigilant to try the spirits, because in these end times, fake healings and deliverances shall be rampant.  If you need to be assured of the difference, complete the contact form blow:

 

Healing and Rebuking Satan

7 Jan

Matthew. 12:29 “Or again, how can anyone enter a strong man’s house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can plunder his house.

If a person is strong, the enemy can’t spoil his house unless he first renders him helpless by tying him up.

Deliverance ministry has referred to Satan as the strongman, in spite of the clarity of the Lord’s words in Matthew 12:29. The strongman is US, not the enemy. Weare strong until we permit the enemy to tie us up.

When the Lord spoke these words, no one was yet born again. So I perceive it safe to assume that this scripture applies to any strong-willed person. it’s a natural fact. We will all fight for what is ours unless a thief threatens our lives with a deadly weapon. Only under such dire circumstances will we allow ourselves to sit in a chair and passively let an intruder wrap us around with a rope and tightly tie it to completely immobilize us. Even when tied up, our minds will search around the room for something sharp to untie ourselves when we get a chance.

From a spiritual perspective, whenever The Lord used the word “house,” he was symbolically referring to our souls. The enemy is the one who binds our souls with invisible chains and cords.. Since the soul consists of the mind, the emotions, the will power, and the personality, if our souls our bound, then we are certainly rendered helpless.

In order to bind a strong man, Satan will often work on the mind first, and then the body, or vice versa, depending on the strategy he employs to bind. Consider how the enemy works with sickness as an example. Many sicknesses are not real sicknesses, but are actually Satanic works. Sometimes illnesses are manifestly Satanic attacks.

For example, When Peter’s mother- in- law was laid aside with a severe fever, the Lord Jesus went to the house and rebuked the fever (Lk. 4:39). Fever is simply a symptom; it has no personality. You cannot rebuke a symptom; you can only rebuke a Being.

Accordingly, the Lord Jesus did a surprising thing. When He saw Peter’s mother- in- law ill with a fever, He rebuked the fever and it subsided. This clearly indicates that the fever was not ordinary, that it possessed a personality. In other words, it was the work of A demon. At the rebuke of the Lord, Satan retreated.

Another instance is shown in the healing of a child who was deaf and dumb from childhood (Mk. 9:17, 21, 25- 27). When the father of the child brought him to the Lord Jesus, the Lord rebuked the unclean spirit saying, “Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I command thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.” And the child was healed. The sickness had been caused by an evil spirit. At the rebuke of the Lord, the evil spirit came out of the child, and the child regained his speech and hearing.

There are three categories for the sick:

1) the medically or actually sick,
2) those who are sick because of Satan’s attack,
3)those who have been physically diagnosed with a medical condition that may or may not become an actual sickness.

The first kind can be healed naturally, or with the help of medical science or directly by the Holy Spirit. The second kind, since the sickness has a personality, it Needs to be rebuked. The third kind needs to be treated and rebuked.

Many sicknesses are indeed physical ailments, but many are the results of Satanic attacks on the body. However, with the third kind, there may be come confusion. You know you have a physical condition but when you analyze the situation, You know that you have not been careless, Yet you have physical symptoms of the condition.

The interesting thing with the third kind is that you find yourself suddenly incapacitated right at the moment when you have something of God’s work or some spiritual thing to do. This condition cannot be attributed to any natural cause. Furthermore, symptoms occur just at the time when you had some spiritual work to fulfill. Chances are you can see Satan all over this.

The third kind will disappear if you resist it before the Lord, saying, “Lord, I do not accept this sickness, for it comes from the enemy!” Most amazing, you will find that it goes away as suddenly as it came. Neither its coming nor its going can be attributed to any natural cause. It has left under rebuke.

Recently this happened to me. On 1/1/15. I said to myself “hmmmmmm”

Since there are people who are out here that consider themselves my enemy, I won’t give them any substantial info as to the nature of my condition. I won’t help them work their voodoo doll on me! LOL

Consequently , I will not assist them by revealing too much. Suffice it to say that I am feeling very well, spirit, soul and body. So the way the enemy recently came at me was with a old diagnosed physical condition that has remained relatively dormant. The condition is real, as it can be physically seen on an X-ray. yet I have not bothered by it. It remains non- symptomatic.

What immediately came to my mind when the symptom occurred was “I will not be able to do the spiritual work planned out for the upcoming year.”

when I realized what was going on, this strong woman got bold. The strongman in me rose up as I declared, “Devil, I refuse to allow YOU to bind ME. I rebuke you.

The next day, the symptom left.

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Occult Healing and Reiki

14 Jun

I never studied Reiki but once you have  watched  the video, you will see the similarity between  my former occult healing powers and this Asian healing practice.

Developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui, which since has been adapted by various teachers of varying traditions, Reiki  uses a technique commonly called palm healing or hands on healing as a form of complementary therapy and is sometimes classified as oriental medicine by some professional medical bodies. Through the use of this technique, practitioners believe that they are transferring universal energy (i.e., reiki) in the form of ki through the palms, which allows for self-healing and a state of equilibrium. There are two main branches of Reiki, commonly referred to as Traditional Japanese Reiki and Western Reiki. (wikepedia)

One of the things that has happened to me over the years is that the spirit of the anti-Christ assigned to me used to teach  me directly.  For example, as a Christian, I was taught holy laughter, travailing and  wailing in the spirit and other supernatural practices long before I heard of them from any human being.  Same with Reiki.  As I examine my healing ministry from 1974-2004, clearly I see elements of Reiki teachings and principles.  Once I got born again, I simply continued to practice my form of “Reiki” and simply added the Lord’s name to it.  I ignorantly assumed that since people got healed, “it must be God!”  I was wrong, as are millions of others who don’t realize that the enemy can heal.

In preparing this blog post, I did some googling and found that several professing Christians are Reikians. There is even a group of ex-Christian Reikians that contend that this kind of healing is demonic.  Here is what some of them report at http://www.christian-reiki.org  :

  •  The healing system of reiki-energy, is one of the tools satan uses mightily in this world of today. As there are more than 70 million reikians, some of them thinking that they are Christians and saved, who are daily using reiki for themselves. Thinking they are healing like Jesus did, with a genuine calling as a supernatural healer, but using the reiki powers of darkness and the below reiki spirits to manifest these (lying) wonders and marvels.
  • The reiki demons   influence and connect themselves with humans, through reiki-rituals, reiki treatments and up to demonic possession.
  •  The people who are practicing reiki, are in general not aware that they are calling upon reiki-spirits when sending reiki or initiating others.
  •  Reikians invite reikispirits by means of drawing the Japanese symbol of the specific demon and are inviting them by calling their name 3 times, thus sending reiki-energy to someone. Or by means of the same symbols, initiating someone spiritually into reiki, by opening ritually accesses for these reiki spirits and so the flow of the reiki-energy can come through. Because reikians are deceived by the manifestations and personal well-being on the short term, nor have proper biblical teachings, they are not aware of the implications of sin and God wrath, until they fall.(2Cor.4-3,4) This blindness with it’s faith in reiki and the manifestations of satan is explained in 2Thess.. and simply proves that satan can heal as well, through these reiki-demons.
  • The initiating reiki symbol of any reikimaster is called “DIA KO MIO” and is held secret and holy by a reikimaster!! This reikimaster-spirit,  is summoned to open and connect you to reiki.  This entity is called  “Phoenix who rises out of the ashes”.
  • The reikimaster only hears of the particular  symbol and names to use and how to do it when he is already initiated himself.
  • A reikimaster  has paid  a lot of money and was for many years already deeply involved into reiki. So once he/she finally is a reikimaster,   he says to himself “Reiki works, reiki heals, people get healed and because I am doing good, I stand well with God, I’ve got the power now, I am happy, so what’s the problem?!”
  • 2-Hon-cha-se-shonen, contacting-spirit Second reiki level symbol and spirit, for making contact over any distance to a person or situation. Meaning; from my buddha to your buddha or “from my divinity to yours” is a contacting spirit, works like as placing an old fashion long distant call. Is also used during all the initiations and extra written into the hand during the reiki-ritual for the second degree of reiki.
  • Sei-heki, guiding-spirit Second reiki level symbol and spirit, for influencing the subconscious levels, to heal addictions etc. In general is not thought anymore but when you known how, it can be used for the manipulation of people. It working will reveal a lot about people and situations and feeds the revelation into “the third eye”. So, the reikian will know were to send some more reiki next. This symbol is also used in all reiki initiations and written in the hand.
  • Tjoko-rei, principal-spirit Second reiki level symbol and spirit is used for activating the reiki energy on a person hands-on or for sending reiki. When hands-on it’s to increase the reiki-power which is flowing already into a person. Meaning; god come here, ordering the reiki-god to act. Very powerful.

At the end of last year, I set free a former occult healing student and practitioner  who poured out $200,000 of her life savings on Reiki and  several other Asian healing systems.- She  actually received  several demon/spirits   that involved chakra purification rituals. The huge surge of energy that she  experienced daily became addictive and then debilitating. When she entered into deliverance counseling with me, the energy had become extremely problematic, a hindrance to her ability to work in her chosen profession  and to participate in normal daily activities.  Once I confronted each chakra deity in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, her deliverance was swift and sure. A total of 4 telephone deliverance sessions was all that was required.

Many people are practicing occult healing practices  who are now in bondage to demons. If you have received TM, yoga, reiki or any other Asian healing system and you are in bondage or torment today, I can help you.  Call 518-477-5759

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Understanding How A False Prophet is Made

14 Jan

Here is how   Satan operates with the false fire of divine  healing. Once you think of it, it is really not that clever but the reason why this particular tactic “works” is because we are so gullible in our fleshly desire to look for signs to prove to us that “God is real” when what we are called to do is “live by faith,” without needing a sign to believe in Him.  As Jesus said, “a perverse generation seeks after a sign.”  In conjunction with  the ultimate ramifications of sin and death upon our un-glorified, natural bodies, Satan DOES use sickness and disease to promote his own agenda.  God uses it as well for His own reasons.    An important last days component  of Satan’s  agenda is to fool the elect.  So what better way to fool us then  with a divine healing hoax? All it takes is for the demon   to “withdraw the symptoms of the sickness” from those whom he made sick in the first place!!!  Believe me, the sickness itself “is not gone.”  Only the symptoms are gone or in medical terms “put into remission” in order to fulfill an even higher agenda which is allowing a demon spirit  “to imitate God.”

If you take  a closer look at the 19th century,  a different perspective on the mega preachers  of today who focus on divine healing will come to light.  For example,t could be that like Kathryn Kuhlman,  some  of them are NOT false prophets.  The obvious pattern   in each and every case is  that ONE event served as the catalyst for a  total shift in the minister’s  direction and purpose.  For Kathryn Kuhlman, born to Baptist and Methodist parents–her significant day occurred while preaching a traditional sermon when suddenly her message was interrupted by “spontaneous healings” throughout the congregation.

Perhaps one of the  most perverse sermons that  I have ever heard preached was  called “Divine Release.”  The sermon was  uttered  by Juanita Bynum  about  5 years ago.  It was absolutely horrendous.  Yet, Juanita first came to public attention by the preaching of ONE  noteworthy message called “No More Sheets.” Bynum’s message was more of an emotional,  personal testimony about her struggles  with fornication as a single Christian woman  was  not an actual sermon. Yet this one televised opportunity provided by TD Jakes  changed the complete direction of Juanita’s  life just as Jakes’ life was forever changed once TBN’s founder, Paul Crouch watched a homemade video featuring   TD Jakes .

So is s Juanita Bynum   a false prophet?  To be honest, there is only one thing that we have the facts on. Bynum is the fruit that fell from the tree of Pentecostalism that goes back  not just from  her home church but   from the church influences of the 19th century. Pentecostalism is an evil tree that was planted by sincere, yet sincerely wrong people  and we ALL have been affected by it. Whether by vision, prophecy, a manifestation of a sign or a wonder,  it is possible that sincere and gifted Christian leaders simply “took a wrong turn” a century ago  that spread like a wild-fire,  defiling  all others who followed them.

Sincerity aside,   some mega preachers took the wrong turn primarily because their narcissistic personalities were never broken by the cross.  So it was natural for them to allow prominence, prosperity and power to develop  huge ministerial systems that are built around their own self-love. In other cases, less than sincere prophets   gather  to fill their  own pockets and serve their own  perversion for domination, manipulation and control. The bottom line is that    it is the Lord’s intent to undeceive   sincere  believers within the Laodicean church age. Consequently,  we all  have a great price to pay when we face the light of truth and discover that much of our work and effort has merely opened a door of opportunity  to the fake Jesus.

As I have searched for answers and solutions,  I am truly dumbfounded by the mercy, grace and longsuffering of our God.  It literally amazes me to attempt to comprehend that for centuries, even going back to the rebellious children of Israel in the old testament, the Lord has tolerated  mixed and false doctrines  of all kinds for centuries on end.  Yet, throughout the history of God’s people, He has —on occasion— used those who spread mixed and false doctrines to evangelize and teach the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Think of it!!!! Just based upon the fact that the Lord has tolerated false fire for so long should suggest to us that “we are near the end.”

I am humbled by the fact that the enemy was trying to turn me into a false prophet but a way of escape was made for me. I had the entire package–divine healing, a charismatic personality, drive, zeal and ambition. People fell slain when I simply waved my hand at them, much like Benny does ,  I also had many dreams, some visions and occult healing powers.

 How I got un-deceived is written in the books  “Come Out of Her, God’s People” and in the New Idolatry.

 Consequently,  I don’t point any judgmental fingers at any mega preachers, among whom are deceived ministers who, like me, the enemy tricked  into believing that their powers are divine.

 The problem is that whether some of these folk are sincere or not, the outcome is the same.  The sheep are damaged.

 If you happen to have been damaged by a mega or  an un-known minister, we have been refined by the fires of the Holy Ghost to be YOUR way of escape.  We consist of  wounded healers with recovery and restoration as our primary gift to YOU! So for help, call 518-477-5759

The Charismatic Movement Part 2: Tongues

16 Dec

The Charismatic Movement: Part 2: Tongues  An Excerpt from the FAKE JESUS: Fallen Angels Among Us

Evan Roberts and The Wales Revival of 1904-1905; Part of the appeal of this wide scale revival lay in Evan Roberts himself, a charismatic and sincere preacher. Although he came from the Welsh Methodist tradition, he wasn’t a theologian, and he never finished his training to be a minister. His message was for all the people of Wales, regardless of denomination, and it was immensely appealing. Meetings would be a mixture of prayer, self-examination and singing, and they could last for hours. Roberts  suffered a severe mental breakdown at the end of the revival, from which he never recovered. As a result, his public ministry was finished. He recuperated at the home of Jessie Penn Lewis and he assisted her in writing “War on the Saints.” When the book was denounced by critics in that day, it is reported that Roberts denied co-authoring the book. Jessie Penn Lewis, author of “War on the Saints.” ((1861-1927) was an English evangelical speaker and author of a number of Christian evangelical works. Her father was a Calvinist Methodist minister. Along with Evan Roberts, Penn Lewis was significantly involved in the 1904-1905 Welsh Revival. As previously noted, the revival was abruptly shortened with the mental and physical collapse of Evan Roberts.

Penn-Lewis traveled internationally to take her spiritual warfare message to audiences in Russia, Scandinavia, Canada, the U.S., and India. She has remained a controversial figure among Christians for almost 100 years, primarily because she declared the failure of the Welsh Revival to be the work of Satan. Emphasis is centered in “War on the Saints” of the danger that comes to believers at the point of baptism in the Holy Ghost, yet little reference is made to tongues.

In a subtitled called “The Counterfeit Presence is Sensual,” Penn-Lewis writes: (War on the Saints, pg. 130-131) “The counterfeit presence of God is given by deceiving spirits, working upon the physical frame, or within the bodily frame, upon the senses. We have seen the beginning of this, and how the first ground is gained. It is deepened by these sense-manifestations being repeated, so gently, that the man goes on yielding to them, thinking this is truly ‘communion with God’—-for believers too often look upon ‘communion with God’ as a thing of sense and not of spirit—and here he commences praying to evil spirits under the belief that he is praying to God. The self-control is not yet lost, but as the believer responds to, or gives himself up to these ‘conscious’ manifestations, he does not know that his WILLPOWER IS BEING SLOWLY UNDERMINED. At last through these subtle, delicious experiences, the faith is established that God Himself is CONSCIOUSLY IN POSSESSION OF THE BODY, quickening it with felt thrills of life,or filling it with warmth and heat, or even ‘agonies’ which seem like fellowship with the sufferings of Christ, and travail for souls, or the experience of death with Christ in the consciousness of nails being driven into the bodily frame, etc. From this point, the lying spirits (demons) can work as they will, and there is no limit as to what they may do to a believer deceived to this extent. (Jessie Penn-Lewis)

Now readers, don’t get angry with me. I did not write those words. I don’t know about you, but almost a century ago, this woman wrote words that describe ME! From the agonies and travail for souls, the feelings of warmth and heat, .the consciousness of nails being driven into my bodily frame, I experienced all of this—some of it before I even heard about tongues, before I was even introduced to charismatic teachings or mega preachers.

There is nothing new under the sun where the religious demon is concerned. He just reworks the same ole stuff. Just recently, I happened to be browsing “War on the Saints” for the umpteenth time and I found a short paragraph accompanied by a specific footnote toward the end of the book regarding tongues in small print which is quoted below, in red. As much as I read and value this book, I only noticed this small paragraph and footnote last week: “A question arises here as to whether believers may now speak in unknown tongues, as the disciples did at the time of the Holy Spirit’s in filling at Pentecost.

There are those that say ‘Yes” but the truths set forth in preceding chapters, show that until the spiritual section of the Church of Christ are more acquainted with the counterfeiting methods of the spirits of evil, and the laws which give them power of working, any testimony to such experience AS TRUE, cannot be safely relied upon. (pg. 298) And here is the footnote in fine print: The subject of speaking in tongues is not further dealt with, as the counterfeits in connection with it are only a fraction of the countless counterfeits being forced upon the children of God AT THE PRESENT TIME, numbers of which are not referred to in these pages. A believer not deceived by counterfeit speaking in tongues can be deceived and possessed by accepting other counterfeits. An understanding of the BROAD PRINCIPLES showing the basic differences between the way of God’s working, and the deceptive imitations by Satan, will enable spiritual believers to discern for themselves all the counterfeits they meet with today.

Clearly, Jessie Penn-Lewis was more concerned about “her day and time” then she was about ours. Having ministered in the greatest revival that has occurred in recorded church history since the days of the early church, much of her wisdom comes from experience. Likewise, my own reservations about tongues is primarily connected to counseling professing Christians for deliverance, the vast majority of whom speak in tongues, yet they are also tormented and some have been seriously demonized.

Evidently, Penn-Lewis was not a prophet and therefore, the Lord did not show her “our times” or perhaps she would have spent more time on the speaking in tongues–a practice that has evolved in our times into a major controversy.  In this regard, I hope that those readers who speak in tongues will not allow their feelings and emotions to override their good sense.  My concern is not for the bona-fide manifestation. In 30 years, I have not personally witnessed one.  My concern is for the counterfeit. As such, I agree with my contemporary, Dr. Rebecca Brown’s warning concerning counterfeits manifested through the speaking in other tongues. Her comments were made relative to charismatic Catholics but I believe that Dr. Brown’s words apply to word of faith followers and those within pentecostal denominations as well:

Christians have made the terrible mistake of assuming that ALL tongues are from God. How wrong they are!…It is well-known that many occult rituals are done in tongues….The fact that Catholics speak in tongues is not proof that they are filled with the Holy Spirit. Too many of these precious Catholic souls assume that because they are speaking in tongues, they are saved. How can the Holy Spirit be operative and manifesting  of idolatry?”( Prepare for War, pgs 182-3)

In a nutshell, Dr. Brown’s rhetorical question is the bottom line of this blog, and in a nutshell, she has written what I believe to be the overriding issue. Therefore, I must concur that I do not believe that tongues and its interpretation can be a gift from God within an idolatrous system. The degeneration of this system in the last two decades or more has now gone wild with the prosperity gospel. The amount of money pilfered from unsuspecting, faithful people in tithes and offerings is beyond my imagination to sum up. Furthermore, the current segment of the charismatic/pentecostal system’s preaching of faith has seriously injured and caused premature death to countless of people who have refused needed medical attention that could have spared their lives.

Tragedies of today are actually influenced by the ministries of Charles  Parham and another 19th century minister whose name is John Alexander Dowey. Called the Father of Healing Revivalism, Dowey was arrested and charged with manslaughter in the death of his own daughter, who died from a severe burn due to Dowey’s refusal to seek medical attention on her behalf. The beat goes on as I have recently watched video clippings of people whose deceased relatives believed in error that they were healed at a Benny Hinn crusade.

Only God Himself knows how many of his children on their death beds suffered needlessly,–depressed because some word of faith preacher taught them that anyone who becomes sick has either failed God or that their faith in God was too weak to be healed by Him. No, I no longer trust a system that has been replete with error for 100 years. I have searched the scriptures and now I have reviewed the history of tongues. I have some strong impressions as to why I have been suspicious of manifestations that I have either experienced or witnessed. Research has confirmed for me that what we see operative today in tongues is counterfeit.   If there is a true gift of tongues in operation, we should be privy to how to discern the true gift from the fake one. Moreover, if tongues has actually ceased by the hand of God, we should not attempt to restore it. For those who desire to continue to track my search for truth, I suggest that you keep reading.

Note:. The Fake Jesus was published  in 2007.

Today is December 15, 2011.Four years have come and gone.  I spoke in tongues from 1982-2007. Twenty-five years!!!! As it now stands,  I continue to NOT speak in tongues because today I am convinced that it is a counterfeit doctrine and practice  of the spirit of the Anti-Christ. I make no exceptions, unless you are in a remote part of the world where more than one unknown language is spoken, and the natives have never heard of Jesus Christ.

Crucified With Christ By Pam Sheppard

28 Nov

CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST

What I have noticed over the years is that very often we don’t know that the Holy Ghost has been in our midst until after He has left the scene.  For example, this week a thought came into my head that I assumed was my own.  The thought was, “how is it that you spiritually survive when you have lost so much that you depended on?”  Immediately, I was reminded of the fact that for at least 25 years,  my spiritual life was dependent upon people, places and things.  By things, I mean “works” and “practices.”

Among the people were those I pastored and the many ministers and
members that  I fellowshipped with, as well as two different husbands
who I was compelled to divorce as well as family, friends and associates
that I had to “cut loose”.

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For me there was only one place:  the church.  I was in church constantly as a pastor, a member and a visitor.  At times, I was in church as many as 6 days a week, hours at a time.

Furthermore, I frequently visited other churches, several times a month.  I also preached and taught in prison for almost 10 years.   Among the things or “works” that I no longer do is my first love,— developing sermons  and preaching.  I practiced healing, deliverance ministry, weeping and wailing in intercession, aka,travailing, and speaking in tongues.  I also moved in the “slain in the spirit” ministry, where people fell to the floor at the touch of my hand or at times, when  I  simply waved my hand, some fell slain. I saw into the future regularly,experiencing supernatural experiences that I believed at the time were manifestations of each of the 9 gifts of the Holy Ghost.

I lost it ALL!

At the beginning of the century, with 9/11/01 as my target date of change, I
had no idea that when I prayed “Lord, if there is any darkness around me,
please expose it,” that practically EVERYTHING–people, places and
things–would be exposed as filled with darkness and deception.

So when the thought came into my mind, “Pam,how do you live and survive today without all of that?”  I had not yet come up with an answer, until my first client of the day asked me the very same question. So when she asked the very question that had
just hit my  own thoughts, I immediately realized  that the Holy Ghost was using her to speak to me.  Interestingly enough, as I counsel others, the Holy Ghost  frequently uses contents of  the session to have a ONE on one session with me!

I can’t recall in detail how I answered the question for it took practically the entire session  to do so.  However, what I recall is what the client said to me.  She sounded, awed, or speechless when she replied, “Wow.  Pam,you are really living for Christ because you have given up ALL for His sake.” 

I was shocked by her words because since my losses are predominately
religious in nature,  I had not looked at them  from that particular
perspective.  The conclusion that I had come to is that “every
religious person or thing could be  and was removed from me but  I
held on to ONE thing that could not be removed. 

 That ONE thing is my faith and assurance that I am
saved, born again, and when all is said and done, my salvation is
“enough.” Jesus Christ of Nazareth is enough for me.  I
have ceased from my own works and I rest in the Lord.

However, how does one arrive at such a place within his or her spiritual walk?

It is not easy–at first.  As the writer of Hebrews declares,
“one must LABOR  or struggle to enter into the
Lord’s rest” (Hebrews: 4)   The familiar expression:
no pain, no gain does not really ring true in the spirit..  The remarkable
thing is that like giving birth in the natural, once the labor and
struggle of delivery has been achieved, you simply can’t remember the pain.For
example,  I do not recall the pain of walking away from not
one husband, but two.  Once I realized that they were both sent
from the devil to destroy me and hinder my walk in the spirit with the Lord,
the pain was minimized, to say the least!

Once God revealed to me that sermonizing was not from Him but that
it is merely a man-made art, I can no longer recall the pain of not
doing something that I had grown to love. Once one has actually ENTERED
the Lord’s rest, than obedience is in no way painful.  Loss is not painful
either. You simply “move on” and live once you have “entered
in.”.That is why I didn’t use the title, no PAIN no gain.  I simply
cannot recall the pain of losing so much.  However,with each loss,  I continue to
 experience the gain of a new revelation. Fruit simply grows without much effort. I have come to learn that salvation is truly my pearl of great price. The pain of selling all to guard and protect my born again spirit  has been my great gain.

Why You Must Leave the Church: Reason 2

14 Nov

Why You Must Leave the Church:  Reason 2: The Plagues

An Excerpt from “Come Out of Her, God’s People.”

My own case is a glaring illustration of a plague in operation. 

A babe in Christ in 1979 with a serious background in new age occultism, what do I find operative in my first church with my first pastor?  Charismatic witchcraft.  Quite the opposite, church should be a place where a babe in Christ can learn to walk in the spirit so as not  to fulfill the lust of his or her flesh.

 Yet, what did I find?

  Preachers operating as sexual predators.  One non-denominational preacher opened my eyes to the fact that my occult practices of necromancy, channeling, astrology and reincarnation were of the devil, yet that same man introduced me to the charismatic teachings of the non-denominational churches, which are also just another form of witchcraft. A root in dry ground, I thank God that when I walked into church doors for the first time, I had  already been saved at home two years before.

My case aside, As a pastor for 25 years,  I observed the plagues operate within the Denomination from the very beginning. In fact, I have forgotten more instances of tragedy  that befell Harriet Tubman members and even pastors than I can remember today. In most cases, the suffering seemed almost an embarrassment  for people who are supposed to have   a covenant with God.

I couldn’t understand it. 

 Most of the people  simply repeated the same ole platitudes of “who can know God?  We’ll all understand bye and bye.”

The first one who stood out for me was Brother Tommy.

Tommy belonged to the most  prominent  church family. The Thompsons were among the founding  members of Harriet Tubman.  A married man, Tommy tried to be discrete but it was well-known in the church that he constantly “played around.” However, his sins didn’t keep him out of the pulpit for his ability in congregate prayer made room for him not only in the Denomination but in several churches in the region.

Even the ministers could not compete with Tommy.  The man   fervently worked himself up— supposedly “in the Holy Ghost,”  to such an extent that  the entire   congregation went  into  a frenzy. By the time Tommy  finished the prayer,  he was soaking wet with sweat.By then, practically  the entire congregation had already   leaped up off of the pews, shouting, dancing, others falling out  in the aisles.

Even the ministers respected Tommy’s praying ability.   Everyone automatically assumed  that Tommy was  simply anointed and called by God to preach.
However, when frequently asked by others if he was going to enter the ministry,
Tommy vehemently responded in the negative.

On the day Tommy died, his girlfriend dreamt that he knocked at her door but when she went to open it, no one was  there. Others had similar dreams. It was rather eerie, to say the least. The last time I saw Tommy was in church that Sunday morning.  I was sitting in the pulpit along with the pastor of the church, and I watched Tommy nervously looking for his eyeglasses which apparently he had lost.  Around  midnight, Tommy was found crushed between two huge machines at his job while working the midnight shift.  No one found him and he died a slow and  painful death.

I remember thinking, “to lose one’s glasses is symbolic of spiritual blindness.”  Tommy’s mother was one of the old mothers, a pillar of the church, yet she too died an unseemly
death.  Old and mentally challenged, Mother Thompson went out blaspheming and cussing from her nursing home bed.

Sad to say, there were so many others who suffered strange and unusual circumstances that I  noted in my mind seemed  perplexing to be happening to God’s people.  It didn’t dawn on me then that perhaps these  were not really God’s people but that they were either worshiping the Fake Jesus by ignorance or that they were reprobate imposters, un-concerned about sin.

For instance, I can remember a time when I was drawn into the case  of a dying member with a brain tumor.   I had a dream that she would be healed and live to see the birth of  her first grandchild.  To encourage Sister Perry I told her the dream.  She smiled and looked puzzled
because all of her children, except one daughter, were homosexual.  Yet  a few days later, Sister Perry was astonished to learn that one of her gay sons had very recently  impregnated a young woman. Now confident that my dream was  from God, I went forth and laid hands on Sister Perry.

She died a few weeks later.

It was as if the devil mocked us both.  He clearly gave me the dream, a dream with a half truth.  Sister Perry DID NOT live to see the birth of her first grandchild.

I could actually write a book not only about the Denomination’s members, but I also witnessed similar cases among the Pentecostals, –mental health breakdowns,
criminal convictions, strange diseases and other unusual plagues.  Close to home, in spite of my faithfulness as a pastor, I also observed signs of the plague among members of my own congregation. For example, as much as I tried to stop it, some of my members were predators. For example, if a drug addict were to visit my church for the first time, he would not be safe from those in the congregation who tried to cover up their own problem.

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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.

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