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The Fall From Grace of Mega Preachers:The People vs Joel Osteen

9 Sep

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Right on the heels of the Charlottesville riots, Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Rockport, Texas bringing with it death and the loss of property. One of the major headlines concerning this natural disaster had to do with Joel Osteen,  a prominent, mega-preacher in Texas who sent a tweet stating that he and his wife will pray for the those affected. The backlash started almost immediately on alot of social media platforms. Many  tweets, memes, videos were posted where people were berating Joel and demanding more than “prayers” from him.

Joel Osteen and Lakewood Church are experiencing a PR nightmare, we have seen corporations that have bounced back from corporate gaffes and others destroyed from it. We are yet to see how this incident will affect Joel in the long-term. The Institutional Church herein referred to as the (I.C.) is part of the world system so it uses the tactics of the world to get by, the Spirit of God is not in any of their dealings.
There are those who have shown unwavering support for Joel  but what caught my interest is that there is a substantial amount of people as seen on social media who feel one thing for mega-preachers – ANGER. Gone are the days when people would shy away from speaking against a “man of God”.After Joel’s tweet, the comments came fast & furious making it seem like people were waiting for an incident to happen so they can let loose and tell Joel what they really feel.
There are people who are mad, fuming not just at Joel but at the I.C. and at mega-preachers. In some way it felt like there was nothing Joel could do to appease the critics, the arguments started with why didn’t he open the church early to he opened the church because of the social media pressure. Any interview Joel gave was dissected to show how his efforts weren’t genuine, even his body language was being analysed to strengthen the claims that he didn’t want to be there helping people. Every thing he did was an offense.
Clearly, there are people who still love & support mega preachers but there is also another group that have become weary of mega-preachers and refuse to see any good in them. This group sees mega-preachers as scammers, Period! even acts of kindness are looked at suspiciously as many wait for the money grab to revealed sooner or later.
I have belonged to both groups of people at different times in my life. I have blindly loved and supported mega-preachers and even defended them to critics, then as the years went by I became a critic as I noticed their teachings were pseudo-deep, they embraced the world and repeatedly taught the prosperity gospel. I left the church and would watch a lot of videos exposing ministries and false preachers we have today, which are plenty. The Irony is, in both states I thought I was walking in truth but the reality was I was still deceived. I had some partial truth in that I could see some of these leaders were false teachers but I still engaged in I.C. practices & believed I was born again because I had asked Jesus into my heart, I believed in a false gospel.
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The major spiritual problem today is not the mega preacher phenomenon or false teachers – that is just a symptom of a bigger issue . If we spent time analyzing who is a false prophet and who isn’t we would be here for days as the list is endless. Time is really of the essence so what you need to see is that the entire I.C. is condemned and the Spirit of God is not there. For those who have left the I.C., if they still engaged in religious practices or hold on to church teachings, they could still be deceived.
Pastor Pam Sheppard addresses the Spiritual problem in our time in The Church of The End Time Zombies, an excerpt reads:-
Statistics show that floods of people are leaving the I.C. daily. The question is, where are they going? It could be that many of these folk are just joining up with yet another branch of the I.C. or doing the I.C. thing at home. Opening a church in your home by teaching the same false doctrines and practices, causes your home to be just as dangerous.”
The I.C. has been taken over by fallen angels and demons, nothing good can come out of it. The Lord Jesus already prophesied the future of the I.C. in the parable of the mustard seed.
As people who are preparing for the return of the Lord Jesus, we need to understand that holding on to partial truths is just as dangerous as believing a lie. It is good to know who is a false teacher, so you can avoid their traps, but spending time studying and exposing one preacher to the next is a tedious task as there are many.
The I.C isn’t under attack by being infiltrated by false teachers, it’s actually the I.C. that creates an environment for these preachers to grow and thrive. A word from Pastor Pam concerning mega-pastors in her own personal experience.
A word of caution. The religious demon assigned to me tried to set me up to become  a false prophet.  In several dreams, he showed me standing before huge audiences, walking up and down across a platform with my bible in my hand, preaching and teaching.  He even showed me pastoring a church of about 10,000 people.  Because I sought after the power to slay in the spirit, after 10 years of seeking, I got it. I could wave my hand, and certain ones would fall out, unconscious.  However, I began to question this power because I noticed that the ones in my congregation who fell out the most, were also those who could not STAND for the Lord, relapsing or backsliding constantly.  So I said to myself, “Pam, there is something wrong with this so-called gift. This cannot be from the Holy Ghost!”  Once I prayed to the Lord and asked Him to “show me the darkness,” I got quite the wakeup call that revealed that  the mega preacher phenomena of today is NOT of the Lord.  It is a combination of human charisma, “anointed” by the enemy’s power.”
Understand the times that we live in so you wont be deceived with the spiritual blindness that’s all over, if you don’t know where to start read “The Church of the End Time Zombies”, you can get a copy at:-

Maitreya and Sananda as the Anti-Christ; and the False Prophet

29 Aug

By Pastor Pam Sheppard

I believe the Fake Jesus is my worst written book but it is my most important book.  

I evaluate the book as the worst written of the 8 of them, simply because it was conceived and produced at a time when I was not sufficiently bold enough to expose my thought beyond a few folk, the fact that I suspected  that the church has already been infiltrated by fallen angels.  Generally  a consummate professional,  I was once concerned that  I would be called a conspiracy theory quack.  Therefore I wrote it in the third person, like I was talking about someone other than me., writing  “we” instead of “I”.

For some of you, after you read the Fake Jesus,  I suspect that you will be as astonished as even I was where the institutional church is concerned.  For as I reviewed the book I had written,  I realized that I was not personally exempt from its findings, particularly as a pastor. For I realized that even the church I founded was connected to the same religious system and consequently a fallen angel was assigned to MY church as well as all others.

I started writing the book In 2007. Wow!  That was 10 years ago !!!  In a decade, my belief in a fallen angel takeover of the global church is even stronger than it was when I collected my research.  Anyway, by 2008, I shut down my church and I buried her name.  Healing Waters: a name given to me by a fallen angel in the mouth of a nine-year old girl, Leandra in 1983. I uncovered in my research that Healing Waters is a by word for the fallen angel  Maitreya !!!!

There are about 50-200 Ascended masters of different ranks. The Fake Jesus is among the top five. Maitreya, Sananda, Mother Mary, St. Germaine and Ashtar. Under their command are other fallen angels who are in charge of the churches.

Maitreya is pinpointed as the expected leader whom the new age occult world is waiting for in these times with his forerunner being Benjamin Creme. As described by Crème, Maitreya” essence and his mission to earth is akin to the biblical Antichrist.  Maitreya is also the  unseen father of the Eastern religions.  The climax  of this book is its clear understanding and interpretation to be seriously aware what Benjamin Creme claims Maitreya will perform by miracles and healings around the world, to draw followers who will believe that he is God Almighty. The book reveals how and why the great hoax will deceive and disciple many by the power of the altered state.

“The Fake Jesus” also reveals a trick to be enacted upon the entire world that will cause the uninformed to believe  that Maitreya is omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent. In other words. GOD! Maitreya is the fallen angel who will possess a world leader aka the Antichrist while Sananda will be in  control of the false prophet.

The rest of the book reveals the history of how the enemy pulled it off in the churches, including Sananda’s work with the Protestants and Mother Mary’s work with the Catholics.

Once I penned  the next  book, the  New Idolatry, I find that I have fully embraced my bold character, since I am  no longer concerned at all whether I am thought to be a quack. I consider  The New Idolatry as a sequel to the Fake Jesus.

There are some additional interesting  tidbits about the Fake Jesus. The book was typed on a computer and completed in 2007.  While doing the final reading, I noticed that the word “angel” had been  removed from the entire book.  Considering that the word was repeated at least 500 times, I had to type each word in each sentence  manually.  Needless to say, I missed a handful of replacements.  So if you are reading and you come across  the word “fallen” without anything after it, just add in “angel” into your mind  as you read.

Another interesting aside is that the fallen angels have actually responded to the book quite vigorously, vehemently expressing how much they hate it.  In one instance fallen angels, entered into an acquaintance and sent me “their” book review by email and another time, a fallen angel caused a reader to throw the book into the next room while she was reading it. Here are a couple of  reviews from humans, not under the influence of evil spirits: :

I am currently reading The Church of the End time Zombies. I have read The Fake Jesus. In the beginning I knew something wasn’t quite right with the church but I was in denial thinking how could I and everyone else be wrong. But the Fake Jesus gives history and insight on how deceived we all have been. Pam just didn’t come out of the church to invent these things she tested the spirits and took time to research the matter. She has done all of the work for us. Pam herself will tell you to ask God to reveal the truth. I did just that and found that she is a true woman of God. I also counsel with Pam once a week. She is patient yet real but don’t get it twisted for a moment she also commands her respect but in a loving way. The stuff I have learned from counseling, her videos and books have been immeasurable. I have learned more in these last few months than I have attending years in the church.

I have read Pam Sheppard’s books, “The New Idolatry”, “The Fake Jesus”. I have also purchased the Church of the End-Time Zombies. Her teachings have helped me a lot. The Fake Jesus explains really well how evil spirits are deceiving Christians in the church. The New Idolatry is a good book that reveals the dangers of the occult and how demons, religious demons, fallen angels, Satan and his cohorts are spreading their agenda, masquerading in many ways (i.e yoga gods). I have also joined her rescue online ministry group. I am glad that I did. The problems I was experiencing, the church was not able to help me, in fact my situation just got worse. Today I am doing much better, and have been armored with so much truth and strength. I recommend that anyone who feels that something is not right in the church, experiencing anything strange, supernatural, then read Pam Sheppard’s books and contact her for further help if needed. There are not too many people who are truly born again in Jesus Christ but Pam Sheppard is one of them, to those that God is un-deceiving, it will be easy for you to tell.

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THE FAKE JESUS

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The Devil is in YOUR Church!

13 Dec

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One thing that this election has shown me for certain is the fact that the enemy resides in the organized church system, or what society tends to identify as “church.” You meet there on Sundays for “worship” which is really just people’s way to gratify their flesh by participating in something that “feels good.” Nevermind the lack of TRUTH that is involved. You go there to engage in all types of religious practices that are supposed to be attempts to serve God, but are rather a bunch of different rituals that most who attend have know idea their reasoning for engaging in.

Progressively,  you find that you have believed in FALSE DOCTRINES that are preached, because the religion has blinded you so much that you could not see the difference between a form of Godliness vs the real thing…but now you are in desperate search for the real thing because, quite frankly, what is offered out here is obviously not of God.

There are so many different things that go on there that you KNOW are wrong, but you just can’t put your finger on it. You notice that people out there who consider themselves “Christians” actually voted for and/or supported an elected official whose entire platform is based on hatred, bigotry, racism, and divisiveness, yet people who say they stand for Christ actually SUPPORT this platform. You SEE the evil operating behind the scenes in the churches, and you see how this evil causes church leaders, who are supposed to be men and women of God, to ignore it and sweep it under the rug.

In shock, you realize that everything you have been raised in, everything you have based your morals and values on, and have come to believe as true because it was taught to you as being true, is actually NOT TRUE, but rather the devil has been hiding behind the scenes deceiving people into thinking that they are worshiping God by “going to what they describe as ‘church.’” 

Finally, you question practices like tithing, speaking in tongues, the laying on of hands, intercessory prayer, and praying Jesus into your heart. You wonder why if God’s church is supposed to be of one faith, one Lord, and one Baptism, then WHY IN THE WORLD ARE THERE SO MANY DIFFERENT DENOMINATIONS THAT PREACH DIFFERENT THINGS, AND PREACH DIFFERENT SALVATION GOSPELS, WHEN ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES,  THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY???!!! You’ve witnessed outright sinful practices going on in what they call, “church,” yet this is supposed to be a HOLY PLACE? OF GOD? This puzzles you. “You KNOW that no good tree can bear bad fruit, yet you see bad fruit growing from the “church” tree, and realize that something is terribly awry here.

If this is you, and you connect with what I am saying here, then it is by NO ACCIDENT that you have landed here. You have realized that the organized church is NOT the REAL CHURCH, LED BY CHRIST, but rather an attempt by man, inspired by the devil, to try and duplicate the real thing. The Lord may be drawing you out for such a time as this.

You are not alone. There are others out there just like you. We are  endtime ministers and watchmen who believe that NOW is the time of the tribulation. Our mission is to help you  prepare for the Lord’s return.

If you KNOW something is wrong, and you need help sifting through all of it, then hit us up at: getreadyforthelord@gmail.com and we will be there to help guide you through this. You do not have to go through this alone. The Lord has sent you help as you prepare for his return. We are here. Contact us. Help is available.

18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.

(Matthew 7:18-20, NIV)

Leaving Churchianity for True Christian Fellowship by Pam Sheppard

16 Oct

Most of us in RESCUE have already come out of the institutional church. A few may be at a place where they are wrestling with the idea of coming out of the institutional church.

One of the things that is very frightening for a churchgoer contemplating leaving church is the idea that once they are out, they will be like a fish out of water. They may feel like they won’t survive without the fellowship, the ‘teaching’ (even if the teachings are false), the worship, even though it is attracting demons, have created an emotional tie to a building, where people really do not know each other, much less love each other.

One of the very real needs for ALL believers is the need to have a safe place where they can be real. Where they can confess their faults, one to another, in the fear of God.

And be healed…And be set free.

If we are all honest, we can truly say that most of the time when we went to confess our faults to others in the church, that we were condemned, ostracized, rejected…NOT restored or healed.

Which is why we have Rescue..an online christian fellowship for those who dislike churchianity; have been damaged by church, and see who church as dead and corrupt.

For more information about Rescue, call 518-477-5759 or email us at rescueonfb@icloud.com

FOR 16 YEARS, I THOUGHT I WAS SAVED!

11 Aug

Hello, My name is Tee, and this is my story:

For the past 16 years, I had considered myself saved, born again, gone to church my whole life…the whole nine yards. But, throughout those years, I realized that I had continued to be entangled in my sins…For example, I even dibbled and dabbled into occult practices about 4 years ago…I had actually convinced myself that it was all from God! But yet, I was saved??? I also had trouble with keeping my flesh subdued in certain situations, particularly when I would become angry or upset. I practiced idolatry by putting other things before my relationship with God, and not living for God first…the list goes on. Sure, I was a “good person,” whose life on the outside reflected that I may have been a true Christian….I didn’t curse, get drunk, and pretty much lived a decent life…even primarily listened to Christian music, but yet something was STILL WRONG. On the outside, I “appeared” to live like a Christian, and I always loved God, and all things “good,” but I only had a “form of Godliness.” Little did I know, I was not really saved.

I had been on a quest for TRUTH since about 2006. I began to notice the problems with organized religion, and how it really got in the way of my relationship with God, and I left the organized church because I truly could not hear the Holy Spirit’s voice because religion and false doctrine preached in the churches kept getting in the way. Sure, I visited churches from time to time, but was never led by the Holy Spirit to a particular church. The Holy Spirit has been leading me to the truth the entire time. Now, still believing I was saved, I continued on, posting in facebook groups, sharing the truth I was learning, which was good, but because I believed I was saved at the time, I preached some error about salvation…error that included works…because that’s what I thought salvation was.  This occurred when I had preached to someone about salvation in one of the groups. I was preaching in error…much of it was my pride of letting the guy know I was, “right.” Now, I have always had a lot of knowledge about Biblical things, and the Holy Spirit allowed me to discern a lot, but I still WAS NOT SAVED. Bible knowledge DOES NOT SAVE YOU! NOR DOES BEING A “GOOD PERSON” OR HAVING A GENUINE LOVE FOR JESUS, OR DOING CERTAIN WORKS TO ATTAIN SALVATION.

Not long after that post, I started questioning my salvation because the Holy Spirit began to deal with me mainly about how my life did not reflect the Fruits of the Spirit. Sure, I preached about it, but my OWN LIFE DIDN’T REFLECT IT!!! Lol! I then sought out Pam Sheppard’s help, because I felt like I really needed help with sorting things out about my salvation. I met Pam through a mutual facebook friend, and I read about her unique story of how she was led to Christ. I also found out that she is a Christian Counselor who has a love for helping people. I identified with her story because the Holy Spirit had already spoken to me about what she had been saying in her videos, blogs, etc., and because she always preached about the True Gospel of Jesus Christ. Contrary to what I had believed, and what MOST churches taught about salvation, I knew I could not have been saved based on even the fact that no change occurred in me, and because of the false doctrine that was preached to me. . I talked with Pam Sheppard on June 26, 2012. This is what happened:

The way I knew I was saved for sure was that when I heard the Gospel…it hit me like NEVER before. I talked with Pam by phone on June 26, 2012, and she asked me whether or not I believed I was saved. I replied, “Possibly.” You see, I knew the Holy Spirit had already been working on me about that, and I had recently started realizing that something was just NOT RIGHT…I started thinking about how I don’t think I truly repented and became a new creation back when I thought I had gotten saved back in 1996. Then, Pam preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ to me, and I knew that there was no way that I was saved because I wasn’t certain based on the Gospel. I didn’t understand the depth of what had happened…I just had knowledge.

Throughout the day, the Holy Spirit began to convict me about who I was before him….he began to deal with me…I thought a lot my conversation with Pam…but it didn’t stop there…when I got on the computer that night, well early that morning…I pretty much stayed up all night…I watched Pam’s “False Conversions” video series  on youtube…all of’ em! I began to truly understand what had happened with Jesus…and the DEPTH of what had happened. I realized that I had some “knowledge,” but don’t think I truly BELIEVED the Gospel! Right then, it was like faith just entered in me, and I believed the depth of it all. Details of the gospel resonated with me. He then led me to Galatians 5:19-23….and I saw my sin before me…I didn’t really see my sinful nature until that point.

But the video, “False Conversion Part 2_the Resurrection,” that’s the one that hit home with me….namely, during the end where Pam describes his resurrection, using an example of a dead person coming back alive at their own  funeral; becoming alive again in their same body, but then she goes on to say, THIS IS RESURRECTION. Then she powerfully says, “I believe a DEAD man lives, his name is Jesus Christ of Nazareth, and he is GOD!!!!!” that, right there, JESUS CHRIST IS GOD HIMSELF IN THE FLESH…..resonated with me WOOO HOOO!!!!…I kept listening to that over and over again a few times…and I sat up and said, “Oh my goodness!” It never even occurred to me that I don’t think I really believed that JESUS CHRIST WAS GOD IN THE FLESH….just that part really helped me.  Also the fact that he CAME BACK TO LIFE IN HIS VERY SAME BODY, and got up, in the FLESH!!! I kind of knew that, but not to the depth I that come to know it this time, and I’m not sure if I really truly believed that either, before.  And, every time I heard Pam say that one sentence, my entire body would get a big huge chill…Not long after that, I couldn’t sleep, and something said, “Hosanna.” So, I immediately just took the computer in the bathroom, and listened to a you tube song that I know, called “Hosanna,” by Hillsong United.

That song really spoke to me. Right then and there I cried a lot, just blown away by the fact that he would even do all of that…for ME, and for that reason alone compels me to want to live for him. I’m just so grateful that GOD…would come in the form of flesh, live in the flesh, go through that horrible death, bearing all of MY sins that I didn’t even realize were there….I didn’t realize how much of a sinner I really am.. God could not fellowship with me because of who I was…because of my wickedness. It separated me from him. The life I had lived was NOT a death to my flesh, and he did all of that just so I can have a chance at salvation. That’s LOVE! I don’t know anybody on this earth who died, then came back to life in the VERY SAME BODY! That’s MIND BLOWING! At that point, I knew that there was no way I could ever live like that again…I cried a little more after the song went off…

I watched the video yet again, and in my entire body, from head to toe I got a big, for lack of a better word, “chill” over my ENTIRE BODY…. all over from HEAD TO TOE….it was like having the chills to the maximum extent, if that makes sense. And then I said, “Well I just heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ :o, ” and smiled. I sat there for a minute. Then, on the computer screen (on the you tube screen where I watched the music video) there were suggested videos of the cross on the right…so I clicked one of the videos, and just watched the crucifixion and cross. I think I watched 2 more music videos…and was reminded, yet again how Jesus overcame sin and death for me. All of those sins that have been just so EASY for me to commit ALL THE TIME….he bore them. There had to be a blood sacrifice for our sin because God cannot accept sin….he did the ULTIMATE thing. He was the ULTIMATE sacrifice…it should have been my blood, but he took my place. The day before, Pam had preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ to me…like I’ve never heard it before…and that changed me. I now know that I am a NEW CREATION…it’s a big difference. The Holy Spirit power within me keeps me from indulging in sin…and it convicts me at all times to keep me from sinning. It’s hard to explain…but the power of the Gospel does something to you…once you really hear it and come to believe and have faith in what happened.

I no longer wonder about my salvation. My eyes have been opened to the TRUTH. I will NEVER FORGET the power of God I experienced right in that moment on June 27, 2012 @ 4:42 a.m. I was joyful after sobbing over the fact that God did all of that just for ME…I just can’t live a life of sin anymore. I KNOW the Gospel of Jesus Christ now! Nobody can take that away from me! Everything happened real fast! lol When everything happened, I was like, “Huh?” I knew the Holy Spirit was in me when it happened…I recognized its presence. This is the part that is wild: THE HOLY SPIRIT ENTERED INTO ME, AND I RECOGNIZED ITS PRESENCE IMMEDIATELY. I KNEW IT WAS THE HOLY SPIRIT. You can’t believe the Gospel if you don’t understand it. You can’t understand it without it being properly preached to you. And without the understanding, you cannot be saved/ born again. But, religion, religious pride, and false doctrine blocks us from hearing the TRUE GOSPEL…happened to me for years.

Setting Captives Free from Organized Religion Part 2

11 Feb

When Pastor Pam Sheppard  was led out of the Denomination she was ordained in and served in for 25 years, she waited  3 years for the Lord to show her where to go to resume her ministry. She had no idea  the Lord had no intentions to have her ever  be a part of the organized  church service again, until He spoke to her in 2007. While Pam waited, she wrote 3 books. After the Lord spoke, she wrote 4 more books and has begun to publish other authors. To review the list of  books, click here.

Setting Captives Free From Christian Religion

11 Feb

It is certainly not easy to leave the organized church, even when you have been spiritually abused by her.  This is part one of a series of videos—a testimony shared by a minister of 30 years whom the Lord led out. The full testimony of Rev. Pamela Sheppard can be found in her profound and enlightening book “Come Out of Her, God’s People: Don’t Receive Her Plagues.”

Kicked Out of the Church? You’re Not Alone…Or Bad!

10 Feb

 

Pam Sheppard was a minister/pastor in a mainline denomination for over two decades.  In this video, she tells of her experiences within the institutionalized church.

I, too, was kicked out of a church.  I was pregnant with my now 18 year old daughter.  The pastor preached on me, rebuked me and told me to leave his church because I refused to sell praline pecan candy at the local Wal-Mart in Louisiana.  I was like 8 months pregnant and my feet were swollen like tree logs!

Pam and I both came to the realization that the institutionalized church was NOT the place to be.  We had went in seeking more of God, and we both believe that GOD HIMSELF orchestrated a chain of events that led to us being rejected by mainstream religion…NOT because we were bad people, or rebellious.

But for HIS PURPOSE.

I know there are people who will never accept the ‘COME OUT OF HER’ message.  They will maintain that people who teach this are nothing more than a group of people who have been wounded within the church system.  They haven’t found the ‘right’ church, implying that ‘their church’ is the right one.  They will say we are bitter, blah, blah, blah.

NOTHING CAN BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH.

We are an enlightened group of people who recognize the voice of God above the hoopla and hype of religion and charis-mania.   And we believe that there are other people who are hearing the same thing.

If THIS is you, Call Call 518-477-5759.

CAN’T GET OUT THE CHURCH ZONE?

10 Feb

There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension … it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call The Twilight Zone.”

—Rod Serling

I don’t know if any of you ever remember the anthology series from the 50s and 60s ‘The Twilight Zone.’  They remade it again, with Forest Whitaker as the host in 2002.  TV Guide called The Twilight Zone…the ‘TV’s Best Cult Series EVER!’

Well, just as television has its ‘Best Cult Series,’ religion has its best ‘cult series’ as well.

By definition, a cult is a group of people (not just a church, by the way) that have a certain set of characteristics that single them out.  According tohttp://www.howcultswork.com/, a cult “trick people into joining and coerce them into staying.”

What I want to point out to you in this post is that MANY people who claim to have ‘left the church’ or who are not ‘religious’ are, in fact, still VERY RELIGIOUS.

I have noticed something that is quite disturbing:  I have noticed a trend of groups of people who do recognize the frailties, the faults and the inconsistencies of religious organizations, of churches, and they heed the call to ‘COME OUT’ of the church.  So they will leave their denomination, their church, their fellowship, their clique, their group.  Then they will start a ‘church,’ a ministry, another group or fellowship that mirrors EXACTLY to a tee what they JUST got delivered from or came out of!!!!!

For example, I have seen people leave out of holiness churches and start a ‘home’ church, then turn around and get a pulpit and put it in their house, go buy some clergywear, go get some papers (I guess to ‘look’ legitimate, whatever THAT means), and start the whole wicked, outmoded, outdated, harlot system ALL OVER AGAIN!!!!

Then when the crowds come, they go get a building.  And what they claim they were delivered FROM, they have actually NOT been delivered from…but mirror the exact same institution they came out of

I want to say this to all the people who claim they have heard from God to leave the church:

WHAT IS THE POINT OF LEAVING THE CHURCH…IF YOU ONLY GOING TO START ANOTHER CHURCH????

What I’m convinced of is that most leaders are not aware of the fact that if God called you OUT of the church, it was FOR A REASON.  And it was NOT to perpetrate the same fraud (whether its your intention or not) that was committed within the organization you came out of.

THIS is the gross error that most commit when leaving a church, feeling like they are heeding the call of God.

God will NOT call you out of an institution,  a church, an organization-showing you all of its glaring errors, mishaps and all-only to have you come out from among them, be separate…and then reproduce the SAME ERROR you came out of.

I think I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating:  RELIGIOUS DEMONS are attracted to churches.  ANYTHING that looks like a church, ACT like a church, SMELLS like a church, CONDUCTS itself like a church…you best believe YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE RELIGIOUS SPIRITS flock to your buildings.

YOU’RE STUCK IN THE CHURCH ZONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Erecting another church, or having a group of people in your home, over the phone on various conference calls, on Skype, over the Internet that looks in ANY WAY like a church is just like putting up an ad that says:  ’RELIGIOUS SPIRITS WELCOME HERE!’

And if you’re not careful, you can become a CULT.  MANY churches have morphed into mega-cults…and mini-ones, too.

I was talking to my mentor, Pam Sheppard, about this phenomena, about why this is the case.  Why people leave the church and then turn around and start a church.  This is how the conversation went:

Pam:  ”I am inclined to believe that it was the devil-A religious demon called her out to continue the SAME religious ways with a new message….Satan knows THIS message also….”

She went on to confirm something I believe the Spirit of the Lord showed me as we talked about this phenomena….

The enemy knows AND preaches the message of coming out of the ‘church,’ too.  It is a religious demon that actually mimics the voice of God and it can preach this message to a tee!  It will have you hooping and hollering, too!  But it only does that to lure out those the enemy wants to single out as having recognized it for what it is…only to annihilate them once they come out of one religious setting…and go into another!

In other words, a religious demon will mimic a word/message to sound genuine or authentic.  We all know a religious demon is a murdering spirit.  And it will do whatever it takes to kill its intended target, even preach against its own institution, other preachers, etc, to gain the trust of those who recognize (obviously and openly) religious spirits.

We all recognize religious spirits that wear only certain types of clothes, focus on outer appearance more than inward holiness.  We all recognize religious spirits that preach against fellowshipping with other types of believers.  We all recognize religious spirits that tell women they can’t preach and that they gotta wear veils and the such.

But there are MANY faces to a Religious demon.

There are other, more insidious, sneaky faces of a religious demon that I believe that MOST are simply not aware of.  This is why you should get “Faces of a Religious Demon” by Pam Sheppard.  (The enemy is trying to take out many who ARE hearing from God to come out by perpetrating that it’s not a religious spirit teaching and preaching that, when in fact, some of them ARE STILL religious, demonized by a religious spirit!)

They are imposters!

One of the lesser known traits of a religious spirit is that it WILL mimic another (authentic) message it KNOWS is gaining momentum in the TRUE EKKLESIA, in the Kingdom of God.

And it will cloak it, and package it in a religious tone, so it can be acceptable to the religious masses.

All in the guise of offering liberty and freedom from ONE religious setting, when, in actuality,  its only a ploy by the enemy to set folks up for the kill all over again by setting them into yet another religious setting-most of the time, more sinister and wicked than the one they left!!!

This is where the non-denominational ‘denomination’ came from:  they thought they were leaving religion, only to set up another religion called ‘non-denominationalism.’

But they aren’t the only ones guilty of this.  MANY who branched off and left churches to build other ministry have managed to sustain the SAME error, the SAME spirit, the SAME wickedness that they claim GOD delivered them from!

THIS HAS TO STOP!

If God is calling you out of the church – and HE IS – then realize this ONE THING.

GOD IS CALLING YOU OUT TO BE SOMETHING UNIQUE.  SOMETHING ELSE.  SOMETHING DIFFERENT.  GOD HAS A UNIQUE PLAN FOR US ALL.

First of all, let’s get some things straight.

The institutionalized church as we all know it was set up in gross error.  No, the error didn’t begin in the Book of Acts.  It began once the Roman Catholic church gained popularity and acceptance as the model in which to build ministry.

I became aware of this while having a conversation with my own mother.  She is a Catholic, and I was telling her about the Eddie Long fiasco-the whole crowning of him as king.  She hadn’t heard of the story, so I told her about it, how the four men erected Eddie in the air and they named him king, as four men carried him along like he was a god or something.

My own mother said, ‘Well, he is like the Pope.  You know, they erect the Pope like that…’  My mouth flew open as she stated that, like it was right or something!

I respectively but assertively told her that that was ERROR, for BOTH Long and the Pope to be lifted up above flesh like they are gods.  My mother is not a confrontational type, so she left it alone after that.

But I said all that to say this:  we mirrored our churches after the Roman Catholic error, even though in the 16th century, Martin Luther led the Protestant movement…supposedly OUT of the Catholic Church-because they didn’t believe the Pope should have that much authority and wanted to teach and prove the priesthood of all believers instead of a select few.

Yet in many of today’s so-called ‘Protestant’ churches, there STILL is the perpetuation of the priesthood being the select few and instead of having popes on top of the ‘Protestant pyramid,’ they now have bishops and apostles at the top.

The Protestant church of today have succeeded in perpetuating the very error they came out of within the Catholic Church!

They separate clergy from laity.  

They have the clergy wear garb that looks MUCH like what is worn in the Catholic Church.  

They still teach-in the 21st century!-that the people must come through the priests (today, it’s called the prophets) in order to hear from God.

They still have elaborate ceremonies that is supposed to prove to the people that the clergy is legitimate.

They still ‘pull rank’ within the religious institution.  (This is where the ‘apostles-on-top-teacher-on-bottom’ doctrine that is being taught now.)

They still allow the clergy to have illicit sexual behaviors, without accountability or responsibility.

THEY ARE STILL STUCK IN THE CHURCH ZONE!!!!!!!!

In order to get out of the Church Zone, one must recognize not only the error of which they are in, but be willing and courageous enough to NOT perpetuate the same error they came from once they are FREE.

THIS can take much diligence, much time in prayer, and even counsel.  Counsel by a dedicated team of ministers who are here to help those who TRULY want to be TOTALLY FREE of religion and ALL OF HER VARIED FORMS and FACES.

If you desire to COME OUT OF THE CHURCH-ALL THE WAY-and not return to the vomit you were delivered from…if you want to receive counseling or mentoring from a truly NON-RELIGIOUS team, Call 518-477-5759.

Shake the Dust From Your Feet, Part 2

7 Feb

SHAKE THE DUST AND DON’T LOOK BACK

By Pam Sheppard

Leaving any social group is not an easy task.  All humans are social beings.  When we hurt and we are forced outside of a group’s circle, we either desire to vindicate ourselves in one way or another, or we passively stew in a simmering pot of self recriminations, depression and regrets.  When people reject us because of WHO we are and NOT what we have actually done, then the pattern of our  private times of reflexion will cause us to  consider that since we couldn’t fit in, perhaps the majority is right and the fault lies in
our own camp.

Let us also not forget that peer pressure from those we have left behind can certainly  be a stumbling-block to those who for one reason or the other, found themselves “outside the sheepfold.” Preachers probably denounced you openly from the pulpit in the hearing of your peers.  What follows is that your peers will take it upon themselves to believe that “you are in sin and going to hell because you left them,” and so they will valiantly  try   to win you back.  When you run into them in your community, some will sadly look at you and piously repeat the platitude of “I’m praying for you,” while others may even scold you with “a piece of their mind” about “you disrespected my pastor!.”

My church horror story is only the tip of the iceberg. You need this book to know why YOU must shake the dust to
be safe in this hour.

My case was different because as a  former pastor and an evangelist for 25 years,  I was never really welcomed or  accepted in the Denomination in the first place. Even though I expected  that the people would be delirious with glee if I left them , coming out of  the church was not a “walk in the park” for me by any stretch of the imagination.  Commonsense should have told me, “since these people cannot stand you and only tolerate you being among them,  why not just shake their dust from your feet?  It is clear that they will not accept you or the word that you preach, Pam!”

Believe me, after what I endured among them, some might think that  I was either a glutton for punishment or something “else” was going on with me. The truth is that I believed that I was God’s prophet, sent to a dying, sinning traditional church, to cause the people to turn from their wicked ways and repent.  Therefore, the spiritual abuse that I endured in that place was my way of “suffering for Christ.”  I strongly believed that God needed me to stay among the enemy in order to convert them.

So as a root in dry ground, my feet were firmly planted on hostile territory.  So when  I came out, it was  because “God spoke.”  He warned very clearly in a dream, “if you stay in that church, I will not be able to use you, and you shall remain a candle or a light, hidden under a bed. However, don’t leave on your own.  Let them put you out.”

At the time, my prophetic way of thinking caused me to believe that God wanted the Denomination  to put me out because He wanted to judge them for not receiving the prophet that He had sent them.  However, today, I am a lot less self consumed.  You see, the Lord  eventually revealed that “He never sent me there in the first place, nor did He  or would He call a babe in Christ like I was in ’81,   into ministry in such a sinful place for the sheep in wolves clothing to overtake me!.”  When I tried the spirits and looked back at the time I believed that I was called, I could see how the devil’s hand was in ALL  of it.  I had heard from God!  Wow!

So I understand today,  that the Lord  desired the church to put me out in 2004 in order to save me from  the  pervasive mental anguish of constantly wondering if I had done the right thing by walking out on my own.  As a result,  I could not blame myself in any way for coming out since they put ME out. It was a rather simple process.  Since I did not attend the annual meeting,  the Bishop used a technicality to remove my names from the rolls. Since I did not send in my annual dues of $660, the Bishop convinced the delegate voters that removing me was possible and acceptable within the laws of the Church.

Did I expect such a thing to happen?  No, I did not.  I had no idea how they could even put me out because I was in excellent ministerial standing.   This  was a technicality never before used,  for there were people in nursing homes who had not sent in the annual dues for 10 years or more, yet their names were never removed.  Also, I was aware of other active ministers who never paid the dues at any time.  Therefore, I could have fought this arbitrary decision and remained a minister in good standing.  However, since God had already  revealed to me that I MUST come out 9 months before they  actually put me out, I did not protest. I left quietly.  I received only one call from a minister who enquired of my well-being.  No one else in hundreds of people tried to convince me to come back so leaving was made easy for me.

So that no one comes away from this thinking, “Oh, since she was so spiritually abused, she is against the church entirely,” you need to know this.  When I was removed in 2004, I completely expected that God would lead me to another church organization.  I waited patiently for 2 years until I heard from the Lord “the next time”.  To my surprise, the Lord  revealed that He had no intention of sending me to any church.  A year or so later, the Lord explained why He desired that I remain “church free.” It has been a progressive revelation.

As for the Denomination, the new Bishop invited me back in 2008.  He said “Pam, I’ll support you in EVERYTHING that you do. I want you to re-affiliate your ministry with us.  We need ministers like you. I am so sorry that the Denomination did not act like the Church.  I want you back.”

When a Bishop says words like that to any minister, he has the power to back it up.  For example, a bishop has the power and influence to simply “request” that each and every church under his authority   buy ALL of my books, in bulk.  We are talking about several thousands of  here and loads of dollars here.  I could have become  a best-selling author overnight by the request of ONE bishop.  A bishop  can also “suggest” to every pastor under his authority to invite me to preach or conduct seminars in their respective churches. This means even more dollars in my pocket.   The Bishop also  has the power to  appoint me to any church that I desire to pastor.  This means a church salary. One bishop also has influence with 11 others, who can do the exact  same thing for me in their respective regions, “at my Bishop’s  request.”  Now you are talking about millions.   A worldwide denomination, more than 200 years old, the bishops are in complete control over every pastor, minister and church under their charge.

Two days after speaking with the  new Bishop, “I heard from God.”  He impressed upon me, “Pam, the 3 dreams that you had in 1979 that caused you to join the Denomination, were not sent to you by Me.  I never sent you to that church, nor did I desire for you to become a minister therein. The words that the Bishop spoke to you two days ago were not inspired by Me either!”

The Lord did not mention the devil ONE time.  However, since I knew that I did not create those dreams and that I did not call myself into ministry, the only other choice was “obvious!”

Leaving the organized church, and not looking back, is going to be extremely difficult for some of you, particularly for those that have been favored or at least well received,  and for those who have had  satisfying ministries or may even have earned some income. Don’t be surprised, if  it may be somewhat challenging  to break those ties.  When your children have bonded with other children and have participated in daycare, afterschool programs, summer camp and the like, cutting ties is even more complicated. Music ministries are particularly challenging. So are friendships that provided you with opportunities for companionship and Christian fellowship.
To ALL of you, I say these brief words, a few from the Lord, a few from me:

If your righthand offend you, cut it off.

If you need to be social, join the Y!  You will be much safer.  Much better off.

However,  to help you make up your mind, consider this.  There are 3 main reasons that you should leave your church, without looking back.

1.  Fallen angels have been feverishly and skillfully working  for about a century to infiltrate  the entire organized  church system with false doctrines, in order to be able to gain access to all pulpits.  Demons and devils have brought plagues into the churches.  People are being tormented.

2. Since ALL but a few churches are caught up in the decisional salvation message, namely, that man chooses Christ by repeating a sinner’s prayer or responding to an altar call, Are there saved people in church? Certainly!  However, ask them how they got saved.  I am willing to bet that the day they got saved, “they were not in church.”

3.  There is coming a movement called “Joel’s Army.”  In fact, it is already here. Once this movement really takes hold, Joel’s Army leaders teach that there will be a civil war among the churches.  Those who are in disagreement with their doctrines and practices  will be removed or “wiped out.”  Since this war is not only spiritual but “natural,” you may have to take a pistol into church with you one day coming  too soon for comfort.

Once you come out, Beloved, then I warn you.  Don’t look back.
What do you do in the meantime?
Well, you can form a home church.  If you are interested in knowing how, call 518-477=5759.