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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.

Leave the Church To Be Safe!

19 Jan

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An autobiographical non-fiction book, in “Come Out of Her, God’s People,”  I interpret my 3 decades of churchgoing primarily within the title’s context. The facts of what happened to me within a mainline denominational African-American church remain constant. However, my interpretation has changed over time.  For the first 25 years, I believed that God sent me  to the Denomination to be an integral part of bringing repentance to that particular bureaucracy.  In this hour, I  believe that a counterfeit religious entity  sent me to church in 1979, in hopes that through much trial and testing, I would lose my salvation and curse God for allowing me to both rejected, spiritually abused and   deceived.  The devil  failed miserably.

My own ministerial life is merely presented in the book  as a tiny iota of a huge puzzle—a microcosmic illustration of  a much broader, worldwide, endemic problem that really began in the 4th century, once Christianity became “organized”.  This book is less about me and much more  about the words of Jesus, as recorded in Revelation the 18th Chapter, verse 4:  “Come out of Her, My People, that you be not partakers of Her sins,  lest ye receive of Her plagues.” In the final analysis, the truth of this book is based upon whether or not I have rightly interpreted who the Lord is referring to as “Her.”

Some Christians have interpreted the metaphorical pronoun of  Revelation Chapter 18  as a nation, with America as the prime candidate.  In fact, I know of American eschatologists who are now ex-patriots, having re-located to Canada.  On September 11, 2001, I too made a wrong assumption, as I watched on TV the destruction of the World Trade Center. With the fall of both towers in an hour, my bible was opened to Rev.18,  verses 8 to  10, specifically “for in ONE HOUR is thy judgment come.” So I  first interpreted the feminine pronoun as symbolizing New York City.  I told quite a few of my friends to “come out of Her,” and move to either upstate NY or another state.

So I know firsthand that it is a lot easier to make a wrong interpretation of a symbol than it is to make a correct one.  In my case, as time unfolded over the  next  9 years, especially  with the publication of  my 4th book, “the Fake Jesus: Fallen Angels Among Us,” I began to have some serious doubts about my original interpretation that “Her” was a geographic location like a city or a nation.

My spiritual awakening was both  gradual and sudden simultaneously. Gradual, in that for 25 years, I knew there was a reason why “church was not working,” but I rationalized that “anything that humans are involved in will be imperfect, and that includes the church.” Yet suddenly,  the truth hit me like a bright light in the face of a deer. I was in shock.  Then I shook. With the final tremble,  I quickly regained my  spiritual equilibrium. I have put decades of delusion and deception behind me, and I continue to press on to deeper levels of truth which I share herein.

The interpretation of biblical metaphors and other symbols is certainly not an exact science.  It is so easy to wrongfully assume that the literal is meant to be  symbolic and in reverse, that the allegorical should be  taken literally.  Quite frankly, it hit me  real hard that the “Her” could be  the entire organized church—not Catholicism alone—but the entire thing.  Protestants are quick to point their fingers at the  religious idolatry of Catholics, presenting ALL of  itself as the one true church. Yet, let’s face it.    Catholicism is the tree and  its fruit is Protestantism including  all of its  various branches and sects. The bible confirms that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.  For as Jesus Himself taught, if the tree is corrupt or evil, so is its fruit. (Matthew 7:18,19)

 With each chapter of “Come Out of Her God’s People”,  I am  metaphorically  standing outside of a burning church building shouting, Come out! It is on fire!”  Therefore, those with an open, rational mind will at least perceive  how I arrived at  the conclusion that attending church in the endtimes is a dangerous thing to do.  Certainly, if we are not living in the last days, perhaps today’s churchgoers are safe.  Nevertheless, when you finish this book, I will be satisfied if at the least you have asked yourself do I really want to take that chance?!!!!!”

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CHURCHES A-Z

8 Dec

Churches A-Z

You may not see the immediate truth of what I warn you about until you have your own revelation from the Lord. The Holy Ghost may use something that I write on this subject to motivate a decision that you may have already been contemplating. Nevertheless, no one can lead you out of the visible, organized church but the Holy Ghost.

The most dangerous churches are those where the people are supportive and dedicated to good works. It is hard to leave smiling faces who provide good music and helpful projects and programs. After 25 years, I was led out. In fact, I literally had to be THROWN out when MY time came because “church” had become “comfortable.” The Bishop and other church officers had to mess with my comfort zone for me to leave. Then again, “I had a dream.” It was plain and it was clear. The Lord said, “Pam, if you don’t come out, you will be like a candle, hidden under a bed. I will not be able to use you.”

Perhaps that will be the case for you. Perhaps God will set you up to be thrown out. But if you are among the elect, you will either walk out yourself, or the Lord will allow the devil to use fake Christians led by demons within the visible church to PUSH you out. But out you MUST come in order to survive and escape the plagues that are coming upon those who still remain “in the house!!!” I warn “the lukewarm” to take heed to the words of Paul to Timothy and the words of Jesus to the church at Laodicea. Don’t get me wrong about this.

So what is the bottom line to Satan’s not so tender trap? How was the devil able to get into the church, and not only secure a seat in the back row, but actually make his way to the pulpit? Well, through a gradual infiltration that has taken a century or two, Satan finally has his pulpit position. You see, the gateway for the religious demon is “by invitation.” Invitations can be either formal or informal. Whether in ignorance or by design, when a person has made an appeal to Satan’s services by either a formal pact or an informal agreement, that person has unwittingly submitted himself to the powers of darkness..

When signs, wonders and strange religious practices that did not emanate from the Holy Ghost are accepted as divine, a spiritual invitation is made to the fake Jesus. Without hesitation, the fake Jesus pushes his way through the doors of your soul. When sermons are preached by wrenching scriptures out of their context for the purpose of making three points that have nothing to do with repentance, rebirth or the resurrection, an invitation is made to the religious demon. When salvation is taken out of the sovereign calling and election of God and put into the hands of man to “make a decision for Christ” then Satan moved from the backseat into the pulpit. When unsaved people came to church altars “chanting” as they sought to speak in tongues, they invited demons to enter them and countless of these folk are now tormented, almost fully  demonized.

As would be expected, the sheep followed the preaching of a distorted gospel, looking for blessings, success, and prosperity to come in the abundant life they are taught that Jesus promised them. They have been seduced into believing that “they have a right to the good life” and all that prosperity entails. Rarely do preachers even mention that serving Jesus Christ can also bring trial, tribulation, trouble and in some cases, even death. Consequently, Satan’s seat has been securred by the gradual elimination of the cross from the gospel preached in most pulpits.

Can Satan be unseated by the organized church?. How can he be? Though short lived, the bible tells us that Satan will have his day, when he officially takes his seat in the endtime synagogue, today called “THE CHURCH.” In The New Idolatry, the state of  religion is exposed. The organized church is presented as steadily  ringing true to her final name, Mystery Babylon. Furthermore, the time for repentance may already be OVER, because judgement of the household of faith has already occurred. The remnant within the church shall prevail along with the rest of the 144,000 righteous remnant. Whether an actual or a literal number, the truth is this. The way to the True Jesus is narrow and straight and the very few are those who enter in and find the real Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the only begotten Son of the Father.

Want to talk about it? Call 518-477-5759

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The Fake Jesus and Me

7 Dec

I believe I was saved in such a supernatural manner because growing up  in Harlem as a child of the ’40’s, the Lord protected me from the black church and from religion.  Thirty-five years have passed since that great day in March 1977. Today when I enter into deliverance counseling with tormented Christian clients, I understand why. Religiosity and the present day church has become seized demonic territory. Most of those who seek me out for deliverance were raised in church from birth. My West Indian parents sent me to  Sunday school alone. As a result, I was able to play hooky every Sunday without once getting caught by my family.

I did not enter the religious system called church until I was already 2 years saved and 35 years old. It was a strange, uncomfortable world for me where I had to learn to “swim with the sharks.” I studied the songs, the mannerisms, all of the accoutrements of “churchyism.” Yet, I never really belonged because I had no church history to stand on among people who could claim several generations of a relationship with Her.. So even though I entered ministry in 1981, I remained a root in dry ground for the next 25 years, an unwanted stepchild.

When the Lord called me out in Sept. 2003, He didn’t tell me EVERYTHING. He simply warned, “Pam, you are a candle,hidden under a bed in this place. If you stay here, I can’t use you. But don’t leave on your own. Let them PUT you out!”

I had no idea what He was talking about as I had been a preacher in good standing for 24 years then and all was at peace. However, it didn’t take long. An unexpected enemy surfaced whom the Lord used to cause the leadership to remove my name from their rolls. The day before, I saw in a dream that like John the Baptist, I was being spiritually beheaded. The deed was done on June 25th, 2004 and I was pushed outside of the camp, waiting for the Lord to send me to another church within another denomination or sect.

I waited for two years and on the third year, the Lord spoke. I was setting up a road trip to several churches to train their leaders on deliverance when I was asked a question. “Pam, would you put curtains up at the windows of a condemned building?” Raised in a ghetto surrounded by boarded up buildings created quite a vivid image. I immediately answered, “No!”

Then the voice said, “Pam, training church leaders according to your plan is like putting up curtains at the windows of a condemned building.” Needless to say, I cancelled the trip. Simply put, I was told that the church was already judged but I refused to believe it. So I went on a search that evolved into a study of church history. I figured if the church was already judged, history would reveal it.

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And it did.

What I uncovered became the book entitled “the FAKE JESUS: Fallen Angels Among Us.” The book provides details on how religious demons under the command of a fallen angel who calls himself ascended master, Jesus Sananda Immanuel, became the god of the organized church. In the Fake Jesus, I summarize the most outstanding signs to suggest that the Holy Ghost is no longer in the organized church.

If you have questions or you need help., call 518-477-5759

"Leave the Church" Proclaims One Minister Who Can Stand Alone!

30 Nov

LEAVE THE CHURCH, By Pam Sheppard

For those who have been closely reading my posts, it is time for you to really know”where I’m  comin from”. Here is my bottom line, where the rubber meets the road.   Other than for preparing the last days church for the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, I have no personal motive. In fact,  I am a  68-year-old retiree from public life.  A retiree from NYS government,  I am  also done with   starting a church.  Therefore, I am not looking for a sheepfold to follow me or anyone to “rule over.”

To get the message of “what time it is to churchfolk”  requires money. I pay to publish, so I don’t make any personal money off of my 6 books. Any one who cannot afford to pay $20 for a book need only let me know and you will be  sent an e-book at no charge. What I use to spread the message of “come out of Her, God’s people,”  is my   own inheritance and my  own savings.

 When I provide a counseling or training  service, I set a fee.The fees I set are reported to IRS. In spite of them, I have never earned a profit.   I do not charge for deliverance, healing, prayer or any of God’s graces.  Nor do I ask anyone for donations..  Why not, you ask? Because those who give money control those who receive it. I will not put myself in a position to be controlled by  ANYONE!

 Nor am I looking for notoriety as I actually prefer to remain “under the radar.” Recently, someone was singing my praises–called me an end time prophet of God with the message of the hour.  After 2 months of turning folk off by  proclaiming my “qualifications and my message” this former associate’s  last words to me were “I no longer endorse you.” 

 I laughed to myself. She does not know that I don’t need anyone to either endorse or  “sell me.” Nor  will I try to justify myself to anyone.  I perceive no benefit to me or my message in any attempt on my part to prove that I am reputable. It is a waste of time as no one can prove that they are not corrupt in  times such as these.

 My word to you is this. If you seek me for counseling, training or ministry, you will have to find out about me in your own prayer closet. What I am willing to share about myself is something that  I can prove.Here is what I can prove.

  I owe nothing to NOBODY and I expect NOTHING from NOBODY!

You see,  I am free to do all things and free to do nothing. Only in the last seven years have I been this free.  I was restrained for 25 years from offending those who paid my  secular salary and for 25 years, I had to please  the bishops under whom I serve as an ordained minister..  Those days are over for the rest of my life. Like the Lord Jesus, I too can  declare that neither man nor the  devil has a place in me.

Besides a secular career in state govt  where I earned a great pension and excellent  health benefits, beside being  in private practice as a therapist once I retired  at the age of 53 in 1997,  I have also been a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ for 30 years.   Since I was gainfully employed in the world while simultaneously pastoring,  none of my personal  income has   ever been derived or accumulated from Christian  ministry.  When I received a salary from any of 3  different churches that I pastored, I gave it back to them double-fold.   I even founded my own church in 1996, which I closed in 2009. 

 Today, I do not attend church, at all. 

I personally believe that church is a dangerous place to be, particularly for the sincere followers of Jesus Christ of Nazareth–the elect of God.  I need to make it plain that only the elect of God is in  real danger, and not those who simply attend church because they believe that it is the right thing to do.  The “un-chosen” in church are not Satan’s target but only those who belong to Jesus Christ.

In order to understand my position, you need to know that  I am not coming
from “whether or not there  are good churches or bad churches.”  Certainly, there are both, and that has been the case for centuries.  In our time, there  are some wonderful, good people and excellent programs operating in plenty of  churches.
However, this is the power of man. This is the power of human flesh.  Human  beings  can do some good and wonderful things,without God.  For example, man has proven that he can build a rocket and walk on the moon.  Man conceived the very computers that we all communicate on, with a wealth of information at our finger tips.  This is”a good thing.”    Likewise, just  because a church is “good,” doesn’t mean that “God is there.”

When I was led out of the denomination I served in 2004, I did not know my departure from the organized church system was completely over.  The Lord told me to come out, and I obeyed, believing that He planned to send me to a different church affiliation.  In fact, I waited for 3 years until the Lord spoke to me. In this regard, I had a handful of  supernatural experiences AFTER I was led out of the organized church.  Powerful and amazing, to say the least.

Visions, dreams and audible voices such as I have experienced since 2007  come from either God or the devil. There is no in between. In fact, my soul is not imaginative enough to have conceived what I have heard in the spirit. Now if I am wrong,—-if I heard from the devil— I will STILL go to heaven because my born again experience had nothing at all to do with the organized church. I was not saved in church.Church added nothing to my salvation but error and deception.

 So if I am wrong, I have nothing to lose.If I am mistaken, God knows the intent of my heart.  I don’t have any axes to grind. There is no bitterness in my heart against churchfolk or the system. I can certainly  admit to errors in discernment  and I will publicly apologize if I am proven to be in error.  

 However, if I am right, and you continue to “go to church,” then you, dear reader, HAVE A LOT TO LOSE.

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”.

www.lulu.com/content/10430823/ ebook
www.lulu.com/content/7285131 softcover

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.

Leave Church: Why? Part 2

22 Nov

As I pointed out in Part 1, when I was led out of a denomination as an active pastor, I expected to be sent to another church affiliation.  So I waited.  I waited 3 years when I heard a voice say to me that “He had already judged the church and that the Holy Ghost war not there any longer. In fact, I was also informed that the Holy Ghost had left the church BEFORE I ARRIVED IN 1979!

That was another major shock.  I did not want to believe that who I had heard from was the Lord. So I began with the premise that I had heard from the devil.  The choice was easy.  Either God or the devil.It was definitely not my own soul who  spoke to me.You see,   I had become addicted to church and I did not want to go through a sudden, un-planned detox.  I had also become habituated to preaching and pastoring a congregation.  so a cold turkey withdrawal from the organized church system was too much, even for a vivid imagination like mine to conceive.

So to try the spirits to see if they be of God, I decided to study church history. I figured if the Holy Ghost had left the church, signs would be evident somewhere in 2000 years of church history. Then something happened that added to my investigation.  As I watched a video clip of a worship service led by evangelist Cindy Trimm, as hundreds fell slain like ocean waves, Trimm proclaimed “I thank you Father, that the spirit of Ashtar has fallen upon the people.”

Ashtar? Who is Ashtar?  He sounded vaguely familiar to me  from the old testament. There was a god, a fallen angel I remembered  named Ashtaroth. So I began to google and to google some more and I found the being who calls himself “Ashtar” to new age occultists. I learned that Ashtar reports to yet another fallen angel who is known as Jesus Sananda Immanuel.  I continued to study and I discovered that Sananda reports to a being called Maitreya. Maitreya’s rhetoric as channeled through various psychic mediums  read a lot like the Anti-Christ.

My studies and notes  turned into 220 pages, the book  “the Fake Jesus:Fallen Angels Among Us.” ( ebook www.lulu.com/content/12044954  and the soft cover www.lulu.com/content/2716532)  In a nut shell, besides studying church history, I reviewed the writings communicated to various occult channels via fallen angels.I tried the spirits for ONE whole year. Once the project was completed, I came to an un-deniable conclusion.  II had heard from the Lord.  The organized church is in the same condition as a boarded up, inner city condemned building. The Holy Ghost is NOT there

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Satan began to progressively establish a seat within church divisions, sects and organization since the organization of the church in the third century.If you are born again and you still attend church, the Holy Ghost will speak to you.  He may use a written blog or a book, a dream, whatever.  He may use hypocrites and haters to run you out.  If you are in the church and you have had a false conversion, if you are one of the elect, the enemy is waving a license to keep you in God’s face.  The fake Jesus stands on his rights because YOU invited him to come into you  when you repeated a sinner’s prayer, “accepted” Jesus and invited him into your heart. Sananda is the one you are worshiping.  He did not lie to his occult followers when he told them that he is in control of the organized Christian Church.

I heard from God.  That is enough to keep me out of the organized church.

 Perhaps my testimony is not enough for YOU.  That is okay.  I am assured if you belong to Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the Holy Spirit will speak to you and lead you out. You may have to stand alone as I stand. Believe me, Beloved. It is not so bad on my side or from  my viewpoint. If I am wrong, He will correct me.  This is my faith.  I stand on it.

Should You Leave Church? How Will You know?

22 Nov

My personal testimony of how I came to leave  the church is in the first chapters of “Come Out of Her, God’s People”. www.lulu.com/content/10430823 and www.lulu.com/content/7285131.

 In a nutshell, the Holy Spirit will inform you when it is time for you to leave church.  In fact, if it were not for Him, I would still be there.  When the Holy Spirit led me out of church, I was pastoring a work that I had founded myself.  So it had never crossed my mind to completely leave the church. For a minister of the gospel to leave church  after 25 years of faithful service sounded like a preposterous idea to me–absolutely inconceivable.  I was settled and comfortable in the denomination, in spite of the fact that I had never really been embraced with open arms. I had the best of both worlds: spiritual covering from a well-respected denomination that  left me to my own devices. So I had almost complete independence to bring forth pentecostal, word of faith teachings in a denominational setting.

So what happened?  First of all, I had a dream. A very clear, significant dream where the Lord actually spoke to me.  I wanted to believe it was the devil because I didn’t like what I heard and saw in the spirit.  I was called by name. the Spirit said “Pam, I cannot use you in this place. You are a light hidden under a bed.  You MUST leave.  But let them PUT you out!”

Put ME out?  This MUST be the devil, I thought to myself.  They can’t put me out.  I have been a faithful servant in this denomination for 25 years.!!!!

Well, I did not have long to wait. I was at the Y, doing my  afternoon lap swim  when my pregnant daughter came waddling in and screaming “they are after you, Ma! The denomination is investigating you.” I got out  of the pool, sat on its side and listened to my daughter’s emotional report.  She had run into the proverbial grapevine.  Yet this was not gossip.  It was true. The dream was confirmed in less than a week. The denomination was about to PUT ME OUT.

It took 9 months.  I had the dream in September 2003 and the denomination removed my name from its rolls in June 2004.It was June 25th, 2004. I had a dream that morning. I saw my head under the chopping block. I was beheaded. It came to me that I have the same ministry as John the Baptist: Preach repentance and prepare the way for the Lords SECOND coming.

Anyway, I still had my church that I had founded,  The denomination  had no authority or power to close it.  So I continued leading my church, expecting the Lord to send me to another church affiliation. Various sects and word of faith churches made some offers. However,  it was quite clear to me that all they wanted was my money and my attendance at their various meetings and conferences to obtain MORE money through conference fees and donations taxed my church.  We were small and poor. I could not rob my own congregation to send their  hard-earned dollars to an aloof, uncaring mega preacher, just to pay to sit on the front row of some conference.

So I waited 3 years. This time my sign  was more powerful than a dream.  I was wide awake.  I heard a voice in my head ask me this question, “Pam. would you put curtains up at the windows of a condemned building?”  I looked around to see if someone was there,  but I was alone.  I answered in my head “no.’  The voice continued.He talked for what seemed a long time.  Then He said “Pam. You are planning to travel around the world to conduct deliverance training seminars in any church that will open its doors to you.” I answered, “Yes.!”  By that time, I had been to a church in Lawrenceville Ga and one in Bermuda.

The voice then said “Well. Pam. conducting seminars in any church is like putting up curtains at the windows of a condemned building, I have already judged HER.”

TO BE CONTINUED.