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Are You A False Prophet?

24 Jul

By Pastor Pam Sheppard

In ministry since 1981, I know a thing or two about false prophets. Besides the TV mega preachers that I watched for years, I also came to know at least 200 ministers while I was pastoring in a well-known denomination. So from my observations, I have designated 3 different types of false prophets. The deceived, the detoured and the diabolical.

There are those false prophets who are really saved but they followed the wrong leaders, and “sucked into themselves” mixed and false doctrines and practices. In short, they heeded and harkened unto the voice of seducing spirits and doctrines of the devil. However, they have not yet departed from the faith. These I call, “the Deceived.” Some of them will be set free. Because of pride, sad to say, others won’t be. Some false prophets would prefer to be caught up in a scandal than to admit that they taught error and thereby “led the people in the wrong direction, away from God, and not toward Him.” They are too spiritually proud to admit that they did not rightly divide the word of God.

Then there is the false prophet who was once used of God mightily, but he or she got deceived by the enemy and fell into disrepute. These I call “the Detoured.” This man or woman becomes a pretender—one who is very dangerous to those who are babes in Christ or who remain carnal Christians. Their followers “stand by their man” even when they should jump ship. The bible has a classic example of how the detoured “Old Prophet” deceived the man of God, resulting in the latter’s death. (I Kings 13)

Then of course, there is the out-and-out pretender who knows that he or she is serving the spirit of the Anti-Christ and everything they do is a masquerade. These I call “the Diabolical.” They are imposters, planted in among Christians to willfully bring confusion that will lead to destruction.

Every false prophet type— whether the Deceived, the Detoured, and the Diabolical— is equally dangerous. Why? Because they can leave a huge trail of victims.  I am humbled and thankful that although I was on the road to becoming a false prophet, the Holy Ghost jerked my chain, then cut it and broke it.  When  I was deceived by charismatic teachings,” God blessed me by closing doors and blocking me from spreading error. Even though I once had the heart, the skill and the desire of a mega preacher, God purposefully would not allow me to become a popular celebrity.. When a door opened, the Holy Ghost closed it and blocked my way through it. Moreover, among those that I have pastored, even though I personally believed some mixed doctrines, I didn’t teach them to those who allowed me to lead them. So praise God, after 36 years as a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ, I have no victims.

For example, I spoke in tongues, but I didn’t teach my followers to do so. I tithed, but I did not preach a “sow a seed,” prosperity gospel. In fact, I was completely self-sustaining. I gave back my church salary in the form of tithes and offerings to the churches that I pastored. When I practiced healing and the laying on of hands, I never told anyone to stop taking their medicine and “walk by faith.” I primarily preached the cross, sin, repentance, rebirth and the resurrection. But make NO MISTAKE. The false prophets of all 3 varieties:— the deceived, the detoured and the diabolical— are equally dangerous! Your prayers for them to repent may NOT prevail. And why not?

In order to repent, the false prophet has to do more than apologize and ask for forgiveness from those he has abused and deceived. If he has been made rich off of the backs of poor people by preaching the prosperity gospel, then God will require him or her to “give back” all of that money to the poor. Not too many false prophets are willing to give up those jet planes, million dollar homes and those Bentleys. Even the false prophets who are NOT mega, many of them have practiced the lie for so long, that it is practically impossible to receive the truth and act on it. Far too many have made “ministry” their career and not their calling.

Ask the Apostle Paul. He maintained as a tent maker. He would not allow any of the churches that he set up to totally provide his livelihood. That is why he could write, “whether abased or exalted, I can do ALL things 4 through Christ who strengthens me.” In other words, JUST SO YOU KNOW, I am not dependent upon YOU to live and to serve my God. When a false prophet’s livelihood is intricately tied to church dollars and resources, he or she is captive to a self-made trap that cannot be escaped from without God’s help. Actually, some false prophets have to be stripped naked to find God again, if they ever knew Him. So if you really think a particular false prophet is deceived, perhaps detoured but not diabolical, then your prayer should be “Lord, strip him.”

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 wake-up 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. My testimony is in “Come Out of Her God’s People.”

So if you are on that road, you need to get off, and get off with a quickness! If you have been burned by a false prophet, there is help.  Call 1-888-818-1117

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Say No To Charismatic Divination: It’s Not Prophecy! by Pam Sheppard

18 Nov

“Divination within the organized church community is called “prophecy” or discernment. Power hungry folk aim at controlling the lives and destinies of gullible people. Pulpits are filled with diviners and soothsayers—“charismatic hype masters”—that have no other message but one that caters to our flesh. Like the occult card layers, the divination of old has progressively worsened in our time because the “church community” is flooded with countless pseudo-prophets as it sweeps across worldwide Christendom, it leaves some devastated people in its path.

Has any one spoken a word into your life that you now know was not from God?”

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Meeting a Soul Mate

19 Jan

By Wenona Russ

Yes. Its true: God ordains marriage. And marriage is honorable. But God HAS called some people to be SINGLE. It’s in the Word. Some people act like getting married is the 11th Amendment to the Bill of Rights or the 11th Commandment…

‎’Thou shall have the unalienable right to be married…’

“Thou shalt be married, even if its to a criminal, a lesbian, a gay man, a psychopath or a sociopath.”

I have had people prophesy to me a husband as of late..lol. No harm intended, but that is one prophecy I have to P.A.S.S. on! I am enjoying this time to myself. When you’re coming out of something that was bad, it’s just not a good idea to jump head long into something else, no matter how lonely or how much the flesh tries to holler. And some ppl in church are just so…WOW! They get in church and lose ALL of their common sense!

I believe that this infection started in the Body when well-known preachers like Juanita Bynum started teaching folks how to love one another.  Then sadly, the world watched in horror as her marriage to Thomas Weeks fell miserably apart.

People in the church-as a result of misleading advice and counsel from leaders-go and get these crazies and marry them, and then they are at the altar crying, praying and asking God to heal their marriages. When God ain’t called them to be married to one another in the first place! I can talk about it as raw as I do b/c I DID IT! And I paid for it! God had to break that thing UP and deliver me from my own mistake.

I keep saying it…and Im GONNA keep saying it…the DEVIL sends mates, too! To get u to renounce God, and live for him. To steal, kill and destroy from you. It is better to be unmarried and in the will of God, then married, trying to ‘reconcile’ to a DEVIL, under this religious guise to appear like you are holy and love God when you aint’ nothing but prideful! Too proud to ADMIT you married outside of the will of God…which is just as bad and comparable to falling into fornication or adultery…..YES, I SAID IT!

They are ALL acts of DISOBEDIENCE unto God.

The problem with a SOUL mate is they are nothing more than just that:  SOUL MATES.  Your soul is the seat of your emotions, your will and your mind.  All that that other person will ever be able to do is satisfy YOUR SOUL.  While your SPIRIT man is dying, or dead.

Only GOD quickens the spirit and gives us LIFE.

You reap what you sow….now I know. God is merciful. He sure has been to me. But how many times God gotta keep delivering some of us from these DEMON mates????? God makes a way of escape and you go back into the foolishness. Or you go and get the SAME DEVIL with a different name and face! It’s time to get DELIVERED!!!! And the first step to deliverance is to OPEN YOUR EYES and see and KNOW the truth…

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There Is Freedom In the Fear of the Lord!

2 Jan

I may shock you with this statement but I believe that the various life testimonies of biblical figures support my belief that those who are the hardest of heart are among those who call themselves “God’s People.” How many of you have heard a corrective message of reproof yet you continually sin and “do what you do?” Churchgoers who sit under a corrupt pastor—a man or woman who avoids presenting a hard word–don’t necessarily have a hard heart.  They have a dull, deceived heart.  If they were to “come out from among them,” there is hope for them. My book “Come Out of Her God’s People” includes my personal testimony of how I overcame 25 years of religious deception. In fact, God used a book, “War On the Saints,” to un-deceive me.  Yet those who are incurable are those who have been reproved by a pure, un-compromising word, and they STILL continue to sin. No one can stir their hearts because of their continual disobedience.

Dear reader, allow me to give you a test. How many times has the Holy Spirit pricked your conscience about fornication and refraining from the appearance of evil, yet you have continued to live according to the world’s standards where sex is concerned? Perhaps you have rationalized that as long as you have not been “penetrated,” that anal and oral sex is not fornication. How many warnings have you heard about harboring a secret sin and the benefits of confession to believers, yet you continue to pretend before the brethren that your life is clean and pure? What you need to know is that to enter into the secret place of God where you abide under His shadow of protection, you need to obey His word.

From the pulpits in these times, most messages you will hear are about love and they will be emotional. The truth is that God defines our love for Him by our obedience, without the usual excuses.  Simply put, if you cultivate “the fear of the Lord,” you WILL obey His every command, and in so doing, you will demonstrate to Him and most of all to yourself, how much you truly love Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Without the fear of the Lord, we are on a merry-go-round of sin, confession, forgiveness received, sin, rededication, over and over again. If you are in this vicious cycle, stop lying to yourself and others when you boast “I’m blessed!”  You are not blessed.  In fact, you are a curse about to happen!

Look around you.  The fear of the Lord can be taught by the calamities that are reported in the media. The problem is that any Christian who habitually lives and walks in sin cannot hear or discern the signs that erupt every day because of their disobedience. Demons are speaking to them of great blessings coming their way and so they are blind and dull of hearing the truth.Why? Because they refuse to be honest about their sin. Tet for those who want to learn, God will teach you the fear of the Lord.  Search Chronicles, Samuel and Kings.  Learn how God has dealt with the kings who did evil by disobeying Him and walking in their own ways and how the Lord departed from them. Read how the kings who practiced righteousness were blessed by Him, while the ones who did evil  were cursed.

So how should you cultivate a fear of the Lord? I suggest that you start out in 2012 by obeying the Lord in what you already know by staying true to the light you have already been given. Then get on your knees in prayer and ask the Father to put a holy fear in your spirit, so that you can be perfected in your love for Him. Pray “Lord, I want to walk in Your righteousness, to love you through my obedience to your word.” If you are sincere, then your promise for the New year is this. “And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer, and while they are yet speaking, I WILL HEAR! (Isaiah 65:24) If you need someone to pray with you, call 518-477-5759.

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Psychic Predictions or Divine Prophecy? By Minister Kellie

20 Nov
Psychic predictions or anointing from God? Fortune teller or prophet? If you hold the title of prophet, you might just be under demonic deception. Here’s why: the devil can find out information too. A fortune-teller had a field day with Apostle Paul in scripture. She ran around announcing who Paul was. Apostle Paul cast a demon out from this woman.What we fail to understand, or bother to take note of, is the fact that devils, fallen angels and demons also have information.
That’s why, if you do go to a fortune-teller they can give you bits of information. If you’ve paid attention to Pam’s teachings, you will note that she expounds on this topic.
I’ll tell you a little story. When I was new in the word of faith church, a so-called prophet used to follow me around with a word. In fact, after every service, this fella’ was doing a side-show. He would start-up the madness during fellowship. Seemed he found a new target in me. One day I just had to politely tell him to stop it. I didn’t know much then, but I knew this guy was out-of-order. Here’s the kicker: members would even ask him if he had a word for them.
Now you tell me, was this fella’ a fortune-teller or a prophet? I say he was a fortune-teller, because he would conjure up a so-called word from the Lord at the drop of a hat. Plus, as you know from Pam’s counterfeit birth teachings, many in the organized church are unsaved. You yourself know that the wheat and the tares will grow together.  You know this from scripture.
Prophet? The word ” prophet ” is not just a Christian word. The definition of prophet is one who foretells the future. As well as one who delivers divine messages. We forget that the worlds definition of divine includes the devil. Some worship the devil. Fortune tellers and witches worship the devil, whether they know it or admit it.

The organized church has absolutely no idea of how to deal with demonic affliction. Consider this: I suffered from depression, a demonic spirit, for years. The organized church promoted worldly counseling. Really? Yes they did. We can’t counsel or talk demons away, they must be cast out. I came to my senses and decided to follow Christ’s directives. Pam cast  the spirit of depression from me and I have not been depressed not one day in 2 years.. But it took years of me mucking about with the church. I knew I had to leave, what kind of church can’t deal with demons? The answer is: the organized church, every last one of them.

I want to give you now, an excerpt from Pam Sheppard’s textbook on the religious demon, entitled ” the New Idolatry:”

In a nutshell, like New Age Mysticism, charismatic witchcraft is the practice of white magic. For the sake of comparison, consider how both a new age practitioner and a Charismatic Christian would approach a typical problem, namely, a woman seeking to stop the infidelity of her husband.
Pam then goes on to compare the fortune-teller and the Charismatic Christian. Pam  points out in detail how both the occultist and the Charismatic approach the same problem in “supernatural ways.”  In other words, there are no real differences between them.
A classic study on end of time signs, you need this important book.”
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MODERN DAY PROPHETS

12 Nov

Are there any modern day prophets?

To answer that question  one of the signs that we are living in the last days is the emergence of various internet watchmen. The prophets of old were watchmen. They warned God’s people about “what’s goin on” in the religious world. Some–not all–of these websites are inspired by present day prophets.

Their tools are different. All prophets SPEAK because they are compelled by God to do so. Today, the watchman’s voice is heard predominately through the written word, while others may speak out in a video. Some emphasize informing the people about specific false prophets and ministries. That is an exhaustive task that requires a 24/7 devotion, because there are so many false prophets and ministries to expose. Since these prophetic web ministries  only target high-profile people and their false practices,  they are hindered by not covering other ministries that are equally  noteworthy but only known locally.

Much falls between the cracks.

I used to be a watchman on the web exposing false prophets with a website that I have since closed down called “Beware Christian”. I had to literally DROP IT, because it devoured  too much of my time and I found it counterproductive FOR ME as an author, a counselor and a trainer of ministers.  Nevertheless, I thank God for prophetic, watchman type ministries of Midnight Cry, Straight is the Way, Deception in the Church,Equip, Paw Creek and others. I now refer seekers to them and I do “another thing.”

To really understand the mission of modern-day prophets, we need to look at the new testament. The prophet that stands out in the gospel days of the Lord’s own ministry  is John the Baptist. The Lord said that John the Baptist is the greatest of ALL prophets, so we need to look at John’s ministry rather closely. John’s prophetic ministry was essentially that he prepared the people of his day for the FIRST coming of the Lord by preaching repentance. John the Baptist did not have the gift of predicting the future as did the Apostle John. It should be noted that when Jesus called John the Baptist the greatest prophet, the Apostle John was not yet so anointed as a prophet.

However, together, I believe that  BOTH Johns are a composite template of a present day prophet. A present day prophet is one who:

  • Like the Baptist, prepares the last generations for the SECOND coming of the Lord
  • by preaching repentance.  The job is now complicated by the fact that thanks to the organized church and it easy believism, I accept Jesus into my heart, sinner’s prayer practices, so many believe that they are saved but the one who they “accepted” is the fake Jesus, Jesus Sananda Immanuel.
  • Like the Apostle, present day prophets will be given supernatural predictions that are specific to the end time survival of the elect of God.For example, when we cannot buy and sell, end time prophets will be able to multiply “the loaves and the fishes” and bring the water from the rocks as did Moses—AS THE HOLY GHOST LEADS!
  • During the reign of the Anti-Christ, end time prophets will move in the supernatural gifts of the Spirit because miracles, healings, and supernatural power will be needed in order for God’s people to survive, a power similar to that of Moses ashe brought God’s people out of the bondage of Egypt. Casting out of demons will be one of the prophet’s many supernatural giftings not according to the prophet’s will, but at the will and command of the Holy Ghost.

Spiritual discernment will be essential to distinguish between a false and a true prophet for both shall have supernatural powers. To be prepared and to learn how to try the spirits to see if they be of God, you need “the New Idolatry.”  Here is a short quote:

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“Divination within the organized church community is aimed at controlling the lives and destinies of gullible people. Pulpits are filled with diviners and soothsayers—Charismatic hype masters”— that have no other message but one that caters to the flesh.  Like the occult card layers, the divination of old has progressively worsened in our time because the church community is flooded with countless pseudo-prophets as it sweeps across worldwide Christendom.  As they prophesy presumptuously in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, declaring things that the Lord has NOT spoken to them, is comparable to New Age divination.  As they boldly and confidently declare “thus saith the Lord,” fallen religious angels are leading God’s people away from the truth. (pg 35)

 

ARE THERE ANY PROPHETS TODAY?

12 Oct

To answer that question, ARE THERE ANY PROPHETS TODAY–  one of the signs that we are living in the last days is the emergence of various internet watchmen. The prophets of old were watchmen. They warned God’s people about “what’s goin on” in the religious world. Some–not all–of these websites are inspired by present day prophets.

Their tools are different. All prophets SPEAK because they are compelled by God to do so. Today, the watchman’s voice is heard predominately through the written word, while others may speak out in a video. Some emphasize informing the people about specific false prophets and ministries. That is an exhaustive task that requires a 24/7 devotion, because there are so many false prophets and ministries to expose. Since these prophetic web ministrues  only target high profile people and their false practices,  they are hindered by not covering other ministries that are equally  noteworthy but only known locally.

Much falls between the cracks.

I preach repentance and the return of the Lord. I cast out demons and I receive visions and dreams.

I used to be a watchman on the web exposing false prophets with a website that I have since closed down called “Beware Christian”. I had to literally DROP IT, because it devoured  too much of my time and I found it counterproductive FOR ME as an author, a counselor and a trainer of ministers.  Nevertheless, I thank God for prophetic, watchman type ministeries of Midnight Cry, Straight is the Way, Deception in the Church,Equip, Paw Creek and others. I now refer seekers to them and I do “another thing.”

To really answer the question in the title, we need to look at the new testament. The prophet that stands out in the gospel days of the Lord’s own ministry  is John the Baptist. The Lord said that John the Baptist is the greatest of ALL prophets, so we need to look at John’s ministry rather closely. John’s prophetic ministry was essentially that he prepared the people of his day for the FIRST coming of the Lord by preaching repentance. John the Baptist did not have the gift of perdicting the future as did the Apostle John. It should be noted that when Jesus called John the Baptist the greatest prophet, the Apostle John was not yet so anointed as a prophet.

However, together, I believe that  BOTH Johns are a composite template of a present day prophet. A present day prophet is one who:

  • Like the Baptist, prepares the last generations for the SECOND coming of the Lord
  • by preaching repentance.  The job is now complicated by the fact that thanks to the organized church and it easy believism, I accept Jesus into my heart, sinner’s prayer practices, so many believe that they are saved but the one who they “accepted” is the fake Jesus, Jesus Sananda Immanuel.
  • Like the Apostle, present day prophets will be given supernatural predictions that are specific to the endtime survival of the elect of God.For example, when we cannot buy and sell, endtime prophets will be able to multiply “the loaves and the fishes” and bring the water from the rocks aas did Moses—AS THE HOLY GHOST LEADS!
  • During the reign of the Anti-Christ, end time prophets will move in the supernatural gifts of the Spirit because miracles, healings, and supernatural power will be needed in order for God’s people to survive, a power simiilar to that of Moses as he brought God’s people out of the bondage of Egypt. Casting out of demons will be one of the prophet’s manysupernatural gifitings not according to the prophet’s will, but at the will and command of the Holy Ghost.

Spiritual discernment will be essential to distingush between a false and a true prophet for both shall have supernatural powers. To be prepared and to learn how to try the spirits to see if they be of God, training is available. www.pamsheppard.com/sign_up_now. To get in the arc of safety, visit www.pamsheppard.com/online_ministers_available