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“I Hear From God Every Day…”

8 Apr

I remember speaking with an ‘apostle’ one day.  We were talking about ‘hearing from God.  Since being led by God is a sign of being a son of God, and one cannot be led unless they have ears to hear, it was very important.  I was very interested in hearing what this person had to say (or teach) about hearing from God.

I was with him and agreed with everything he was saying until he proclaimed, ‘I hear the audible voice of God every day.’ My spirit man screeched to a sudden halt.

Then he went on to say, ‘if someone doesn’t hear from God every day, then something is wrong with them.  They’re not right with God.  If you’re a prophet, you MUST hear from God…EVERY DAY.’

The Spirit of God in me immediately sent up a red flag when I heard this, so I did not receive this.

‘Man, shall not live by bread alone, but by EVERY word that proceeds out of the mouth of God…’ (Matt. 4:4)

So many in the organized, religious church system (or even those who don’t go to the I.C. but still have residue of religion in them) hold onto this mindset that if they don’t hear from God every day, then something is wrong. It is with this mindset that MANY go on the prowl for ‘a word from the Lord.’

They start stalking prophets, closely watching FB pages for a fresh revelation and word.  They spend their rent money on attending the next prophetic conference.  They call 20 people in one day looking for ‘a word from the Lord.’

And that is EXACTLY what the enemy is hoping you will do!

The Word does say ‘blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.’ (Matthew 5:6)  But when you run behind prophecies, and this one and that one, or this conference or that conference for a word from the Lord, the enemy KNOWS very well how to sound like God, preach like God, prophesy like God, give ‘words of knowledge and wisdom’ that sound good, etc.

And what you thought was God was actually FROM THE ENEMY!

It is a greedy, insatiable and wicked generation that seeks after a sign, a wonder, a word, a revelation (Matthew 16:4)…INSTEAD OF SEEKING AFTER GOD!!!

Let me share something with you…

God may speak to you, give you a word, a revelation, a prophecy, or whatever.  Then most likely, HE WILL BE SILENT for a period of time, to give YOU time to digest that Word.  To chew on it.  ACT ON IT!

God will give you something and He may expect you to keep ‘feeding’ off that word for a period of time.

It is said that beef takes a minute to digest in your system.  It is so thick, dense and rich a meat that it can take up to two weeks to fully process through the digestive system.

Hebrews 5:13-14

For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.

But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

The word for useth in vs. 13 means ‘to partake of.’  To have one’s senses ‘exercised’ to discern good and evil is not something that just supernaturally just falls into one’s lap.  To reap the benefits of exercise, one must do it continually.  There must be a history of exercise.  EXPERIENCE.

If there are no experiences of private study, devotion, reading of the Word, prayer, etc., then your spirit man is NOT exercised-or it has not learned-how to discern what is right and what is wrong.

David said, ‘Your word I have hidden in my heart, so I won’t sin against you…’ (Psalms 119:11).  Hiding the Word in our hearts takes TIME.  It comes from STUDY.  It comes from shutting out distractions and digging into your word FOR YOURSELF and allowing the Holy Ghost to speak to YOU through the word.  There IS no richer, more satisfying spiritual meal than the one you have prepared yourself!

I hear people talk all the time about going to church so their pastor can ‘feed’ them.  And that sounds real good, religious, pious.

The problem is that most of what’s being taught in these churches today IS rotten milk.  All you mothers know what a hassle it is to have to get up every two hours to breastfeed or bottle feed the baby.  We know that baby’s appetite is insatiable-neverending-because that child is growing and needs MEAT.  You keep giving milk to a 7 year old only, and I promise you, that child wont grow and will die!

But give it meat?

And the problem has been that the organized church system is not a producer of spiritual meat.  It is set up so to keep the masses babes, unskilful in the word of righteousness.  Why?  SO THAT THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DISCERN GOOD AND EVIL!!!!

The devil does NOT want folks to discern a THING.  He likes for you to keep thinking that discernment is this ethereal, invisible magic force that is given to you by the laying on of hands, or some other supernatural experience.  ‘Girl, one day, prophet laid hands on me, and BAMMM!  I got the gift of discernment!’

THE DEVIL IS A LIAR!

What you got was that prophet’s demons.  Transference of spirits.  You picked up a suspicious spirit, just like they got.  But TRUE discernment you did NOT get!

Discernment is built up as you MATURE in God, as you get into HIS presence and let HIM reveal the Word to you…on a constant basis.  The Spirit of God IS a teacher.  He teaches you how to discern between good and evil.

And that ability does not come by osmosis or touch.  That comes from your willingness to eat, digest and feast on the MEAT of the Word, on a continual basis.

And you must realize that meat takes time to go through our systems.  It’s filling, stock full of protein.  We won’t be hungry in two hours once we have feasted on a nice juicy steak!

If beef takes two weeks to get out of your system, how much more so would the WORD OF GOD?

In prophets in the bible didn’t get visits from God every day.  He didn’t speak to them every day.  THAT is what that scripture means that says ‘living from EVERY word that proceeds out of the mouth of God…’  A procession takes TIME.  Just because we sit down here and ‘WAAAHHH, WAAAAHHH’ like a baby 24/7 for some milk every two hours does NOT mean God’s gonna give it to you…when YOU want it!

Babies do that.

But if you are a mature believer in God, then He expects you to patiently wait on HIM.  If you’re seeking Him for some truth or revelation, or a word….then PATIENTLY do so.  Patience, waiting on God, speaks to your FAITH.  Without FAITH, it is impossible to please God.  The answer to prayer hasn’t come yet, then WAIT ON IT.  STOP stalking prophets, going broke attending prophetic conferences, staying up all hours of the night on conference calls….seeking a Word from the Lord!

Because the Spirit of Antichrist is waiting, to give you a false word!

A religious demon is always waiting on those folks who are so super spiritual that they always gotta have a word-EVERY DAY-from the Lord.  READY to deceive and mislead!

And you would be the only one to blame, because your impatience, your seeking after a word, a sign, a wonder would have been the reason why the fake Jesus was invited to come into your heart and give you false words, miracles, direction, prophecies, etc.

God has given us 774,746 words in the Bible.

If you’re that hungry and desperate for a ‘word,’ then crack open that bible and ask for one.

It is NOT necessary to hear the audible voice of God every day.  Don’t let ANYONE tell you that it is necessary.

Stop stalking prophets for a word.  Pay your rent and stop going to these fake prophetic conferences.  Stop giving these master prophets your whole paychecks in promises that you will be ‘blessed.’

When God gives you a word, take your time and chew on it.  Let it digest in your spirit.

If direction is given in the word, then walk it OUT…act on it!

Let God continue to show you NEW revelation on what you perceive to be an ‘old word.’

EVERYTHING old is new….AGAIN!

Religious Spirits 201

8 Apr

I know you have heard a lot of talk on religious spirits.  If you are new to church (as we know it), or if  you’ve been in church for over 40 years, this term may baffle you because you have been taught that – as the song goes ‘Religion SO sweet…’

We all have been lulled into a semi- or fully-delusional state where we are drugged into believing something we know deep down inside ‘just isn’t right.’  We just went to church and went along with the programs to get along.  We didn’t want to rock the boat, so to speak, out of fear that we would be labeled ‘rebellious,’ ‘unfaithful,’ ‘unteachable,’ or a host of other names leadership likes to place on thinking people who were blessed with common sense AND wisdom to know game when they see it.

Yet even the most discerning, the most wise, the most street-wise of us check our brains in at the door of a church once we enter therein.  We erroneously think that we are NOT supposed to use the wisdom and common sense GOD HIMSELF has blessed us with once we walk through the doors of a church.  We erroneously believe that God does NOT deal with our minds at all.  So any inkling deep down in our guts and minds that game is being played we suppress that, thinking that it’s the devil trying to get us ‘out of the ship.’

How do we properly discern a Religious Spirit?

Well, for starters, I want to present to you that after we are born again, we should not check in our brains at the door.  EVERYTHING that God has allowed you to learn-whether it was via books and a teacher, or on the streets, or by life experience-EVERYTHING has been allowed to happen in your life so that you can LEARN A LESSON from it.  The good, the bad, the ugly, the beautiful.  We have to learn to not have any regrets…even over mistakes.

Human beings are learning creatures.  From the moment we are born into the earth, until the hour we breathe our last breath, we are supposed to be in a CONSTANT state of learning, and probably re-learning, too.

If your gut tells you something ain’t right, then TRUST YOUR INSTINCT!

A religious spirit knows how to look holy, righteous.  Just by first glance, you can’t tell the difference between a holy person and a religious one.  They will look just like the woman above.

But as time goes on, and you start spending time with that person, you will start to notice inconsistencies.  Certain things just wouldn’t line up.  You will start seeing glaring imperfections and brazen outright sin in their lives…but the more those weeds in their lives manifest, the more they try to COVER IT UP with works of righteousness, more church work, more random acts of kindness to strangers, more religious works.

The more works of religion and righteousness they do, you will begin to notice that their life does not line up with the Word of God.  They will sin and not be convicted of it.  They will not respond to the conviction of the Holy Ghost of sin and justify sin, or be in outright denial about their sinful state.  And the more they do this, the more active they get in the church.  They do more ‘church work,’ hold more revivals, conferences, and convocations, preach harder, prophesy harder…all in an effort to gain their OWN righteousness, to atone for their sins on their own.  Their mindset is ‘If I stay in church enough, that will make up for my fornicating last night,’ or ‘If I do A & B, then that will make up for my dealing drugs at that school…’

The demon starts to manifest by then.  And it looks a little something like this:

By now, the church lady is cussing, drinking, smoking, lying, threatening to cut folks.  When she goes to church, she has her hands upraised.  Praising God, speaking in tongues, running around the church, preaching….the whole nine.  But when you see her in situations that require her to have patience, she has none.  This religious spirit has NO patience.  It wants what it wants, when it wants it!  They gotta preach…NOW!  They gotta prophesy….NOW!  They gotta get married…NOW!  You wanna see if someone has a religious spirit, tell them NO…or WAIT.  If they go off in a tantrum, then you got a religious spirit on your hands!

A religious spirit also is very unaware of the very real fact that they are, too, flawed individuals…with sin.  They swim in a pool of SELF-DENIAL.  They are in self-denial about EVERYTHING.  But the one thing they are in self-denial about is the state of their own selves.

A religious spirit is a potentially dangerous spirit, for there is nothing-NOTHING-a religious spirit WON’T do to protect THEIR IMAGE!  THEIR IMAGE IS EVERYTHING TO THEM!!!  They don’t believe in self-exposure or disclosure.  When they fall into sin, drastic measures are taken to COVER UP their sin.  If the religious spirit is a pastor, he/she will employ the help of the church to participate in the cover up.  They will use fear tactics and mishandle the Word of God to manipulate and control people into doing what THEY want them to do.

A religious spirit NEEDS an entourage.  They need a following.  If they dont have anyone following them, they feel useless, rejected, persecuted even.  This is when a religious spirit-that demonic spirit-will FULLY manifest….right before your eyes!

A religious spirit is a proud one.  It won’t ever admit to being wrong, or doing wrong.

When you have discerned that you are dealing with a religious spirit, the only thing to do is to get away from them.  Because until the person comes into the realization and revelation that they have something DEMONIC that’s driving them to do things in church, or do ministry, or for a good cause, there is nothing that can be done for them.  Religious spirits are SO insidious and subtle that its hard to recognize….at first glance.  It takes TIME to observe a person in all their various atmospheres to determine if they have a religious spirit or not.

In ‘Faces of a Religious Demon’ by Pam Sheppard, many faces of the religious spirit/demon are exposed.  It is one of the most thorough teachings on religious spirits that I have ever read.

To find out more on how to discern a religious spirit, get your copy today!

THE CROSS, THE RESURRECTION AND DELIVERANCE

6 Apr

ARE YOU LOT’S WIFE?

I have been doing the work of deliverance for 28 years and so I learned that I must “plead the blood.” Even so, I know full well that there were times when I did not fully understand the power of the blood, yet  my faith was fully grounded in the power of the Name of Jesus and I have had a modicum of success with casting out demons.  However, the power of His name comes from the power of the cross, the blood and the resurrection.

In order for a deliverance to occur and be long lasting, it is important that both the worker and the captive realize that being crucified to the world is essential to a complete victory over the enemy.  Yet in order to fully understand how to be crucified to the world, the terms need to be defined.

First of all, the world is not the earth.  The world is an invisible group of “systems” that the enemy of our souls is still the god of.  So in simple terms, if Jesus Christ of Nazareth is not Lord over a particular system, that system is a part of THE WORLD.  Put another way, if Christ is not the head of it, it is “the world.”  That includes people, places and things.  For example, if Christ is not the head of your family, then your family is “THE WORLD.”  If Christ is not the head of your school, then your school is “THE WORLD.” If Christ is not the head of your career, your sport, whatever, it is THE WORLD. If Christ is not the head of your church, SHE IS THE WORLD!

Actually, ALL religious systems are a part of THE WORLD, if Jesus Christ of Nazareth is not the head of them.   Christianity and the organized church are a significant part of the religious WORLD. If you are born again, you must be crucified with Christ  to the religious world. Since the religious world includes the organized church system, you must be crucified to Her. If you love the organized church system, then you are a lover of the world.

There are other blogs where I explain why the organized church is a part of the religious world and must be rejected.  Just know that what I write herein is premised on the fact that I believe it was the Lord who spoke to me in 2007 and said that “He has already judged the organized church and that the Holy Ghost has been removed.”  So as I am dead to the world, I am also dead to the organized church and her practices. I don’t argue that point with anyone.  I simply walk by faith and not by sight.  The organized church is quite “visible” yet She is dead to me and I have buried Her.

According the word of God, the cross of Jesus is the great separator between the Lord and every aspect of the world.  Consider Lot’s wife.  When God was destroying Sodom–the visible world—He warned those He was about to deliver “not to look back.”  Looking back was a sign of a love for Sodom and the things of the sodomite world.  Today, some seek deliverance yet like Lot’s wife, the cross has not separated them from the longing that still remains in their hearts for the world.

Two years ago for my 65th birthday, I planned to celebrate by attending a gospel fest held in a Pentecostal church during the holiday season.  I thought to myself, “What could be the harm? After all, there would be no preaching, but only worship through song.  So I ordered 4 tickets. 

Two days later, I heard in the spirit very clearly, “ARE YOU LOT’S WIFE?”

Four little words!  Believe, me folk! My imagination was live! lol No more needed to be said.  I cancelled the tickets with a quickness! Think of it!!! I was planning to return to the enemy’s territory, “to worship God!”  The bottomline is that I was “looking back”, possibly TO GO BACK! Who knows but God. A very bad move  AFTER God had delivered me out of the oppression of the enemy that I had withstood for 25 years!!!.  This is what I believe.  If I  had attended that service, my days of celebrating birthdays would have come to an abrupt end.  The fear of the Lord came on me, a fear that is  the beginning of wisdom!

Some have left the world, even the church world, but like Lot’s wife, the cross has not separated them from the longing that remains in their hearts for the world. So I warn everyone who has an ear to hear and an eye to see.  There is a religious world in our times  which is far more dangerous tha other systems that are obviously evil and a part of Satan’s domain. This religious world consists of professing Christians who deny the cross and the resurrection of Jesus Christ in more ways than one.

You see the cross symbolizes deliverance from this present evil age (Gal 1:4),—from the powers of darkness (Col 1:13)—from the devils and demons who rule the world under their leader, Satan–(Eph 6:12) and—-on the resurrection side of the cross—WE ARE TRANSLATED INTO THE KINDOM OF THE SON OF GOD! When we plead the blood, we are telling the enemy that we are dead to his world, that he no longer has authority over us, that we walk in that same power that raised Jesus from the dead. 

Yet–if we look back—Satan treats us as if we were “Lot’s wife.” The cross and the resurrection loses its victory in our lives.  If the world STILL has the power to attract us or to influence our spiritual walk, then we are not crucified.  If we are not crucified, then we are open and vulnerable to demonic attacks and the fate of Lot’s wife can be OUR fate.

We arrive on the resurrection side of the cross only AFTER we have been crucified to the world.  No crucifixion? No power to defeat the enemy. For we overcome Satan by the blood of the Lamb! Pleading the blood is of no consequence to demons if the one who stands as a deliverer of captives is not crucified to the world.

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FINDING A CHURCH IN THESE TIMES

5 Apr

By Pamela Sheppard

” Many readers and visitors to  pamsheppard.com will be shocked to hear a minister of 30 years write that for most of you, it is best that you not attend church in your local community. I served as a pastor for about 15 of the 27 years both denominational and nondenominational service. Today, I personally believe that a person can grow spiritually without regularly attending an organized church. Most definitely, you should assemble with the saints, but the word of God does not lay out a detailed order of service, nor does it suggest the day you should assemble, the time or even the nature of the place or building where gathering together should take place. We live in a computerized world, where we can “assemble” 24 and 7.

Simply put, I truly believe that the organized church as it now stands will be completely revamped by the Lord. Why? Because quite frankly, the traditional structures are not working. I myself have no replacements to offer, as my ministry is in the process of being completely revamped and reformed. When I wrote 3 of my 6 books, I was hopeful that repentance would bring about reformation and renewal to the organized church. However, the love of money, which is the root of ALL evil, has permeated most of the church and I seriously doubt if the Lord is going to allow it to continue to exist in its present state. Judgement is swiftly coming and I shudder at what is going to happen to church and to churchgoers. In the meantime, for those of you who feel that you need to assemble in an organized church, the following comments are provided for you to assist you in your pursuit to find a church.

The following excerpt is taken from one of the chapters in “Faces of the Religious Demon.” If after you read this you would like to obtain either the ebook or the softcover, click here. In truth, I do not believe that Jesus intended for any one who follows Him to lower their spiritual guard by relying on others to watch on his behalf. Just as we don’t need a weather man to tell us that spring is coming, we also don’t need people to complicate the obvious. Case in point. If the Anti-Christ is actually a human being, then it is clear to me that he shall come forth out of Christianity for a very simple reason. Satan has had a seat in the organized church for centuries. There is no better place for the devil to conceal, prepare and empower his son of evil and destruction than within a worldly Christian system.

The word of God clearly testifies not only to the fact that demons were operating during the Lord’s earthly ministry, but that renewed demonic activity will manifest in the latter days. (I Timothy Ch:4:1-4) Paul’s warning to Timothy does not merely relate to new manifestations of evil in the world but to an ever-increasing apostasy in the professing church, a cult promoted by seducing spirits of a highly sensitive spirituality. In spite of this infiltration by demons into the organized church, it is not my personal intent to disparage the local church or to suggest that all local churches need to be closed down. I myself pastor a local assembly as well as an international Internet body of believers. However, the organized church is an institution created by man, not even described or promoted by the Word of God:

“There is nothing inherently wrong with being involved in a local church. But realize that being part of a group that calls itself a “church” does not make you saved, holy, righteous, or godly any more than being in Yankee Stadium makes you a professional baseball player. Participating in church-based activities does not necessarily draw you closer to God or prepare you for a life that satisfies Him or enhances your existence….Sadly, many people will label this view ‘blasphemy.’. However, you should realize that the Bible neither describes nor promotes the local church as we know it today. Many centuries ago religious leaders created the prevalent form of ‘church’ that is so widespread in our society to help people be better followers of Christ. But the local church many have come to cherish—the services, offices, programs, buildings, ceremonies—is neither biblical nor unbiblical. It is a-biblical— that is, such an organization is not addressed in the Bible.” (Revolution, pg. 37) 5

Therefore, since the church model of modern times is neither promoted nor discredited in the Word of God, I believe that it’s viability should be determined by some very wise and practical applications:

1. In terms of its structure, is it an episcopal denomination or an independent body? Quite frankly, if it is a connected church, then even though it may be uncorrupted at the local level, linked to an ungodly authority or “Mother Church”will eventually spoil or damage the spiritual fruits throughout the entire system. By nature of its organization, a religious demon will have a seat in high places. The complicated, political form of an episcopal church with a connected governing body should be avoided primarily due to its structure. Consequently, its bishops and leaders will be prone to cover-ups, particularly where improprieties and outright sin may be involved among its various charges. In my second book, I describe this dilemma:

“A Bishop’s power lies in his ability to appoint a pastor and fill a pulpit. Since pastors in full-time ministry are totally dependent each year upon whether or not the Bishop chooses to favor them with an appointment to a church that will be lucrative enough to continue to provide for themselves and their families, a conflict of interest automatically inherent within the Episcopal form of church government will ultimately manifest.” (The Making of A Prophet, pg. 84) 6 Dealing with sin in such a structure is like trying to eliminate roaches from a city block where all of the buildings are erected side by side and are therefore “connected”. If you bomb one apartment with a pesticide, or even exterminate an entire building, the roaches will simply run upstairs, downstairs or to the building next door. Regardless of how clean you keep your apartment, you will not be able to contain the roaches, especially after dark. Just go in the kitchen and turn on your lights and hundreds of them will be flying around as if they had wings!!! Every connected building has to be bombed from one corner to the other on the entire street, or the roaches will soon return. So is the fate of the connected churches. The leaven of the Pharisees is impossible to contain without a complete annihilation.

2.Where an independent church is concerned, the issue is not so much its structure but whether or not it has a system in place to avoid spiritual neglect or abuse. Within a small assembly or a mega church, every sheep in that church should have someone who personally knows him and who ministers to his personal needs. If members are compelled to go outside of their local church to receive competent counseling, deliverance, healing and recovery, then I suspect that the primary benefit experienced in church is merely a soothing of their flesh as a byproduct of the worship experience of song and praise. Moreover, congregations of this kind provide a social environment for family members. In my opinion, social contacts with Christians can be obtained at a Christian concert and family activities are available at the local YMCA. If your spiritual needs are not being met at your local church, then you are just involved in a social club and your local church has no real spiritual value. Recently I learned that state of the art children’s ministry programs can become traps due to the fact that the parents won’t leave a church even when they realize that the basic core of the church is corrupt. The pressures for dissatisfied parents to remain are exerted by the social and entertainment needs of their children.

3.The independent churches that can be very dangerous include those that call themselves “deliverance churches.” In some of these assemblies, the religious demon and the witchcraft spirit are running rampant with counterfeits in worship, doctrine, prayer and other strange practices including a heavy emphasis on being slain in the spirit.

“A demonstration of real power is not falling slain. We see a lot of this phenomena in the ministries of TV evangelists, particularly in the Pentecostal and non-denominational churches. Demonstration of God’s power would be after you have fallen out in the spirit, what condition were you in when you got to your feet?!!! Where you healed? Were you delivered? Did God speak to you a word in due season concerning a special problem you have been challenged with? Or did you just pass out because everybody else was passing out!? ( The Making of a Prophet, pg. 199) 7

4. I agree with Dr. Rebecca Brown’s warning concerning various counterfeits manifested through the speaking in other tongues, primarily among word of faith, pentecostal and Charismatic Catholic churches:

“Christians have made the terrible mistake of assuming that ALL tongues are from God. How wrong they are!…It is well-known that many occultic rituals are done in tongues….The fact that Catholics speak in tongues is not proof that they are filled with the Holy Spirit. Too many of these precious Catholic souls assume that because they are speaking in tongues, they are saved. How can the Holy Spirit be operative and manifesting in a system of idolatry? Those involved in the Catholic Charismatic movement who really start reading and studying the Bible soon realize they must separate themselves from the idolatrous Roman Catholic Church if they are going to serve the true Jesus of the Bible.” (Prepare for War, pgs. 182,183) 8

5.However, the crucial factors of your assessment of a local church actually relate to the security of your eternal life,which is truly where the rubber meets the road. Why go to church if, in the final analysis, you do not escape damnation by traveling the narrow way to eternal life? Assuredly, you should examine how and with what regularity the doctrines of repentance, resurrection and rebirth are being preached and taught? A church with a Jezebel influence will minimize or overlook the importance of these “3 R’s” through excessive tradition, polity and other less important priorities of doctrine.

6.If a local church minimizes the need to learn the devices of the devil or does not even recognize the existence and the workings of demonic forces in these times, then it is in a low condition of spiritual life and power. I believe that such a church should be avoided like the plague. In fact, such ignorance on the part of a congregation’s leadership is an indication to demons of the leaders’ accommodation to them through fear, an open door to demonic influence. According to Jessie Penn-Lewis:

“A perspective view of the ages covered by the history in Bible records, shows that the rise and fall in spiritual power of the people of God, was marked by the recognition of the existence of the demoniacal host of evil. When the Church of God in the old and new dispensations was at the highest point of spiritual power, the leaders recognized, and drastically dealt with, the invisible forces of Satan and when at the lowest, they were ignored, or allowed to have free course, among the people.” (War on the Saints, 9th edition, pg.27)

Consequently, if there is no emphasis in the local church on spiritual warfare and deliverance, that church is without spiritual power.

7.The emphasis upon the Word of God in a church should and could be a good sign; Nevertheless, it is misleading and immaterial to base your assessment of a church solely upon evidence that all its members carry bibles, yellow markers and recite scriptures. For when leadership doe not rightly divide the word, then heresies posing as revelation truths give place to the doctrines of devils that Paul warned Timothy about (I Timothy 4:1): the prosperity gospel, dominion teaching, “name it and claim it”, pre-tribulation rapture, submission to authority, eternal security, no ordination for women, and other doctrines too numerous to mention even in one book.

False doctrines of this kind are skillfully birthed by teaching demons to deceive and exploit the people. If the devil had nerve enough to get “religious” by reciting scripture out of its context to tempt the Lord Jesus Himself, then he has trained his demonic army to do likewise to us. (Matthew 4:1-11) “Out of context” preaching tends to draw those who have not truly repented nor been converted, but who are enticed to come to church by the excitement that scriptural hype can produce. Such preaching and teaching draws people, places and things to the building.—those who seek blessings to get their needs met or to fulfill their dreams—but they have not really been drawn to Christ.

8.A church after the Lord’s heart is the church of Philadelphia: those who do not deny His name and who have kept His word.(Revelation 3:7-13) This is a church that will not compromise the truth, either for the favor of the world or for unity with other churches. Since we all see through a glass darkly, a good pastor is one who continually examines if he is rightly dividing the word. When errors and contradictions are uncovered, then a good pastor openly and publicly admits to his or her mistakes, correcting any inaccurate teachings without hesitation. The Lord declared that the church of Philadelphia was of little strength, so it is clear that His assessment was not based upon numbers of members, wealth or resources. I believe that a major part of keeping His word is to go forth and cast out demons. A good church is about building people so that they can confront the demonic influences to expel the darkness in their own environment, equipping the sheep to be living stones, holy vessels for the Spirit of the Lord to dwell in.

9/22/11 I’ve come a long way since I wrote this article. In this hour, I believe that all churches have become dwelling places of demons for one primary reason. They all teach that man chooses God by a decision of his or her own free will, by saying :I accept Jesus” and by asking Him to “come into my heart.” Jesus is at the right hand of the Father. The Holy Ghost comes into the human spirit and not the heart. The heart is a function of the fallen soul of man and it is desperately wicked, and as such, has no capability of choosing God without the ministry of the Holy Ghost.

Illuminati for the Perpetually Religious 101

4 Apr

THE ILLUMINATI

By Pamela Sheppard

When things have gone wrong in your life, when you seem damned if you do and damned if you don’t, when you look around to blame SOMEBODY, we have all pointed our finger at the invisible man. We accuse ” THE MAN.” The MAN may even have a title like Uncle Sam, or the Boys in Washington,City Hall, or even that low life, “Mr. Charlie.” Well “the man” has yet another name. The Illuminati.

An accurate description of the Illuminati is difficult because it is a secret, ancestral, occult society, comprised of the filthy rich and often the highly educated. If you descibed the Mafia and threw in the flavor of Aryan Germany Naxis, and added the 32 degree freemasons into the equation, you would have a decent description of the Illuminati. The Illuminati’s historic roots can be traced back to the Knights Templar, to the Greek and Gnostic initiatory cults,to Egypt and even to Atlantis. Rather than distracting myself from the main issues at hand, I reviewed the writings and testimonies of some former Illuminati’s like John Todd and others who keep their real identity anonymous.

Simply put, the influence of the Illuminati is staggering, crossing several systems: banking, the media,politics and the legal profession, education, labor,energy to name a few.. They also rival the Mafia in their criminal connections. As an endtime player, there influence in religion is a thing to keep a serious eye on. The importance of the Illuminati as an endtime “religious” player is a sinister Catholic connection as alluded to in the movie, Godfather III. The plan is to merge religion into the apostate one world church that will serve Lucifer. The informers warn that the Illuminati has infiltrated world governments,toward the end ofbringing in a new leader who will usher in a Luciferean reign of joy, prosperity and rewards for the faithful.

The dangerous element to this group is that like Hitler and his evil regime, they see themselves as a superior race who in their minds is not evil. The Mafia know who they are and we know who they are. However, the Illuminati consists of billionnaire aristocrats who will hire “whoever” for “whatever” to control the masses. Strangely, they are convinced that their secret efforts to dominate and control the masses is for the greater good of humanity. Actually, they see themselves as “the good guys” who weed out the weak and the unfit as they develop among themselves a superior human being. The Illuminati will put it’s support behind the BEAST.

BENJAMIN CREME

This white haired sweet, unassuming little man has been the messenger of a high ranking fallen angel whom I believe fits the biblical description of the antiChrist better than any human being on earth. Since July 1977,Creme first contacted a demon he calls an ascended master. I got into the kingdom just under the wire, —4 months BEFORE the demon Maitreya made his first appearance to Benjamin Creme. For 3 decades, Creme, referred to as the John the Baptist of the anti-Christ, has been traveling the globe, telling audiences that the second coming of Christ will not be in the clouds, but that the Christ has been here for 30 years, hiding out in the Himalayas.

A British author, artist, and occult practitioner, Creme has progressively obtained worldwide credibility in high places around the world. Creme claims that the Masters are our elder brothers who have been stimulating and enlightening us since man’s creation. In the next issue, I will address in more detail how Creme has supported his claim that Maitreya and the other ascended masters are here and ready to solve our most critical problems. Simply put, Creme validates his claims by pointing to various miraculous events that have occurred around the world: ie. statues that weep real tears and blood. In England, holy messages have appeared when housewives cut the vegetables. The seeds are rearranged, spelling out the following message, “Allah is Great. Mohommad is his prophet.”

Healing waters have also appeared worldwide, as atTiacote in Mexico, some of the most miraculous cures from cancer, AIDS, warts and boils have allegedly been manifested as miraculous healings. Then there is “the milk miracle” which occurred in the Hindu community, where the milk offered to the gods disappeared, as if the idols actually drank the milk. Creme claims that Maitreya and a group of ascended masters made the milk disappear. The danger for God’s people is that Benjamin Creme is considered the most credible source of information about endtime revelations. As for me, I look to the clouds and not to the Himalaya’s, the deserts or any other part of the world to find Jesus. So Beloved, look to the clouds!!!!

To learn more, obtain the book “THE FAKE JESUS: Fallen Angels Among Us.”

THE ILLUMINATI AND THE CHURCH

4 Apr

By Pamela Sheppard

His name was John Todd, a former member of the illuminati. In the late 70’s, he warned us against their plans for world domination before he was framed and effectively discredited by the illuminati. The words that he left on his audio tapes are still coming to fruition, which puts lots of credibility on his claim that he was an insider. These audio tape speak about the evil plans of the illuminati for world control. This is just another piece of the puzzle that explains what’s going on today’s world.  Few people have any clue as to the deliberate Satanic subversion of America by the Illuminati.  In one of his tapes,  John Todd  also revealed that it was the illuminati who financially backed  the word of faith, charismatic movement  and put various mega preachers on the world wide map.  He was discredited and mysteriously killed. 

In a transcribed article of an internet inteview on 1/11/1998 with former illuminati and mind control programmer, Cisco Wheeler, the method the illuminati used to infiltrate the organized church is chillingly revealed:

“In the late forties, the Illuminati wanted to infiltrate the churches because they understood the power of God within the structure of the church and they had to find a way to infiltrate the church to break down that spiritual strength within the church, the power of the Holy Spirit that works within the church. They (the Illuminati) had to find a way to infiltrate that, and they wated to bring the world into the churches so that the churches wouldn’t be so strong spiritually.

That was part of my father’s job. In order to do that, my father married my mother who was NOT Illuminati, but she had a very strong religious background.  She was that perfect example for the world, that eprfect wife for the church to set examples for other young women in the church.  When my father married her, that was his way to infiltrate the church, through my mother.”

When asked how her father actually infiltrated the church, Cisco replied:

“By becoming a part of the church, by being a minister, by being ordained, by getting into youth groups, becoming friendly with the Elders and the Board of Directors within the congregation.  They was with the Pentecostal churches.”

Cisco’s testimony provides increased understanding to the Apostle Paul’s warning to the Corinthians when he wrote “Be not unequally yoked to unbelievers.  On a personal note, her account gives credence to my own experience when I went to church in 1979 and found that at least 75% of the pastors were freemasons, and 95% percent of laity leadership were members of Prince Hall Lodge or the Eastern Stars.

The Lord  recently shared with me that when I had arrived to the organized church in 1979, the Holy Ghost had already left.  This revelation provides me with renewed understanding as to  why I found so much sin and no genuine spiritual fruit among only the senior citizens.  The old mothers  would bemoan all the time that “Church just ain’t what it used to be.”

It took less than 3 decades for the Illuminati’s mission to be accomplished.

We provide an online alternative to “church.”  If you are interested, call 518-477-5759.

Why are there so many demons in the church? Part 2

3 Apr

In my last note, I ask the question of why is there an increase of demonic activity in the church.

The book the  ‘New Idolatry,’, Pam Sheppard presents a detailed explanation as to why there are demons in the church, from a historical perspective.  It is a must read for all discerning Christians. You can get the book by clicking the following links: www.lulu.com/content/8761420 for the softcover and www.lulu.com/content/11927464 for the e-book.

I realize that even though I went into it briefly, I didn’t answer the question!

We talked about how the churches today has given free course and access in the spirit realm to the spirit of Baal, and how the Spirit of God is NOT in the churches today.

Just in case you missed that, let me repeat:  THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD HAS LEFT THE BUILDING(S)!!!!!

How can I say that?

Well, a study of church history alone will reveal that, but my most compelling reason for saying that ICHABOD has been written across the doors of most churches and ministries is evident right in the Word of God!

But I can also say that because DELIVERANCE is NOT being done and taught in the church today!  We have an increase of people who vehemently deny the existence of demons in the lives of so-called believers, therefore ruling out the need for deliverance.

I have never lived in a day where deliverance is so spoken AGAINST.  This is sad because the Word CLEARLY states that those who believe and are baptized WILL CAST OUT DEVILS (Mark 16:16-18)!

In Matthew 12 (read and study it for yourself), the scriptures go into how Jesus and the disciples were rebuked by the Pharisees (the religious folks) because they were getting something to eat and Jesus was healing folk…on the sabbath day.  So Jesus tells them HE is GREATER than the sabbath, yet they do not discern who HE is, so it means nothing to them.  The Pharisees then went on to accuse him of doing deliverance (casting out devils) by the spirit of Beelzebub (or the devil).

We hear folks talk all the time about blasphemy against the Holy Ghost.  And traditionally speaking, we in the pentecostal and charismatic movements have been taught that blasphemy against the Holy Ghost is speaking against speaking in tongues.  But I want you to take a look at that scripture…in its PROPER context.

For years, we have been taught that scripture (Matt. 12:31-32) out of its proper context.  We all assumed that meant ‘you better not say there is no such thing as speaking in tongues…’  That is NOT blasphemy against the Holy Ghost.

Read through the WHOLE chapter, and you will see that Jesus speaks MORE on the CASTING OUT OF DEVILS,  which we term as ‘deliverance,’ throughout the chapter.

It is when the blind and deaf man is brought to Jesus that He speaks of the Kingdom of God.  He explains how the devil wouldn’t cast out himself; it would tear down his kingdom.  Jesus speaks FIRST of binding the strongman of a house (one of our favorite scriptures we use to teach on deliverance), then being able to take the goods of the house.  It is also here where Jesus rebukes the Pharisees for asking for a sign.  He calls them ‘generation of vipers,’ and ‘a wicked generation’ because they seek after a sign.

It is in this chapter where Jesus also speaks of the instance when an evil spirit is cast out of a man.  The spirit is not at rest because it cannot find a home…

Matt. 12:43-45

When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.

 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.

 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

I go into all this for a reason.  When DELIVERANCE is spoken against and not taught-or improperly taught-then it is incomplete.  There is more to deliverance than JUST casting out devils.  After the devils are cast out, that vessel it was cast out of MUST BE FILLED with THE HOLY GHOST.  Or else that evil spirit WILL come back!

The same principle in deliverance applies to a HOUSE as well.  Let’s say a church goes through deliverance.  The pastor on down to the baby in the pew gets delivered.  BUT after the deliverance, the PRESENCE OF GOD, the HOLY GHOST has NOT been allowed to enter…not into the individual, and not into the building.

It is only a matter of time before those same evil spirits that were cast out WILL re-enter.  They will re-enter that individual…and they will re-enter -AND EVENTUALLY RE-INFEST-the WHOLE sanctuary!

THIS IS WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE LOCAL CHURCHES!!!!

Those who have been communing with the Holy Ghost has been hearing the same message:  THAT THE HOLY GHOST HAS LEFT THE INSTITUTIONALIZED CHURCH!  Many people are hearing this same message; it is not the voices of two or three crazed, embittered folks who left church because they were angry because someone took their seat…NO!

More and more people are hearing the call of God…to COME OUT of the CHURCH…because HE is no longer there.

ICHABOD has been written across many a church front door…and the scary part is that millions don’t even know it!

So if the HOLY GHOST is NOT in the church, then what spirit is?

THE SPIRIT OF BAAL!

THE HOLY GHOST IS NOT IN THE CHURCHES BECAUSE BAAL HAS TAKEN OVER THE CHURCHES!  Therefore, Baal and all his demons are now running the churches.

As we all know, God will NOT dwell in an unclean temple…not our fleshly temples, these mortal bodies we live in-neither in these temples made with hands.

So, consequently…the churches are now overrun with demons, demons given access by way of welcoming of the Spirit of Baal.

Baal gets an invitation to these houses when we are disobedient to the things of God.

THAT’S why there are so many demons in the church today…

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Many a true prophet has turned into a false (Baal) prophet due to disobedience…

In my book, ‘The Makings of a False Prophet,’ I help ministers and ministers-to-be discern which spirit is operating and driving them to and in ministry.

“I Hear From God Every Day…”

2 Apr

I remember speaking with an ‘apostle’ one day.  We were talking about ‘hearing from God.  Since being led by God is a sign of being a son of God, and one cannot be led unless they have ears to hear, it was very important.  I was very interested in hearing what this person had to say (or teach) about hearing from God.

I was with him and agreed with everything he was saying until he proclaimed, ‘I hear the audible voice of God every day.’ My spirit man screeched to a sudden halt.

Then he went on to say, ‘if someone doesn’t hear from God every day, then something is wrong with them.  They’re not right with God.  If you’re a prophet, you MUST hear from God…EVERY DAY.’

The Spirit of God in me immediately sent up a red flag when I heard this, so I did not receive this.

‘Man, shall not live by bread alone, but by EVERY word that proceeds out of the mouth of God…’ (Matt. 4:4)

So many in the organized, religious church system (or even those who don’t go to the I.C. but still have residue of religion in them) hold onto this mindset that if they don’t hear from God every day, then something is wrong. It is with this mindset that MANY go on the prowl for ‘a word from the Lord.’

They start stalking prophets, closely watching FB pages for a fresh revelation and word.  They spend their rent money on attending the next prophetic conference.  They call 20 people in one day looking for ‘a word from the Lord.’

And that is EXACTLY what the enemy is hoping you will do!

The Word does say ‘blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.’ (Matthew 5:6)  But when you run behind prophecies, and this one and that one, or this conference or that conference for a word from the Lord, the enemy KNOWS very well how to sound like God, preach like God, prophesy like God, give ‘words of knowledge and wisdom’ that sound good, etc.

And what you thought was God was actually FROM THE ENEMY!

It is a greedy, insatiable and wicked generation that seeks after a sign, a wonder, a word, a revelation (Matthew 16:4)…INSTEAD OF SEEKING AFTER GOD!!!

Let me share something with you…

God may speak to you, give you a word, a revelation, a prophecy, or whatever.  Then most likely, HE WILL BE SILENT for a period of time, to give YOU time to digest that Word.  To chew on it. TO ACT ON IT.

God will give you something and He may expect you to keep ‘feeding’ off that word for a period of time.

It is said that beef takes a minute to digest in your system.  It is so thick, dense and rich a meat that it can take up to two weeks to fully process through the digestive system.

Hebrews 5:13-14

For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.

But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

The word for useth in vs. 13 means ‘to partake of.’  To have one’s senses ‘exercised’ to discern good and evil is not something that just supernaturally just falls into one’s lap.  To reap the benefits of exercise, one must do it continually.  There must be a history of exercise.  EXPERIENCE.

If there are no experiences of private study, devotion, reading of the Word, prayer, etc., then your spirit man is NOT exercised-or it has not learned-how to discern what is right and what is wrong.

David said, ‘Your word I have hidden in my heart, so I won’t sin against you…’ (Psalms 119:11).  Hiding the Word in our hearts takes TIME.  It comes from STUDY.  It comes from shutting out distractions and digging into your word FOR YOURSELF and allowing the Holy Ghost to speak to YOU through the word.  There IS no richer, more satisfying spiritual meal than the one you have prepared yourself!

I hear people talk all the time about going to church so their pastor can ‘feed’ them.  And that sounds real good, religious, pious.

The problem is that most of what’s being taught in these churches today IS rotten milk.  All you mothers know what a hassle it is to have to get up every two hours to breastfeed or bottle feed the baby.  We know that baby’s appetite is insatiable-neverending-because that child is growing and needs MEAT.  You keep giving milk to a 7 year old only, and I promise you, that child wont grow and will die!

But give it meat?

And the problem has been that the organized church system is not a producer of spiritual meat.  It is set up so to keep the masses babes, unskilful in the word of righteousness.  Why?  SO THAT THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DISCERN GOOD AND EVIL!!!!

The devil does NOT want folks to discern a THING.  He likes for you to keep thinking that discernment is this ethereal, invisible magic force that is given to you by the laying on of hands, or some other supernatural experience.  ‘Girl, one day, prophet laid hands on me, and BAMMM!  I got the gift of discernment!’

THE DEVIL IS A LIAR!

What you got was that prophet’s demons.  Transference of spirits.  You picked up a suspicious spirit, just like they got.  But TRUE discernment you did NOT get!

Discernment is built up as you MATURE in God, as you get into HIS presence and let HIM reveal the Word to you…on a constant basis.  The Spirit of God IS a teacher.  He teaches you how to discern between good and evil.

And that ability does not come by osmosis or touch.  That comes from your willingness to eat, digest and feast on the MEAT of the Word, on a continual basis.

And you must realize that meat takes time to go through our systems.  It’s filling, stock full of protein.  We won’t be hungry in two hours once we have feasted on a nice juicy steak!

If beef takes two weeks to get out of your system, how much more so would the WORD OF GOD?

In prophets in the bible didn’t get visits from God every day.  He didn’t speak to them every day.  THAT is what that scripture means that says ‘living from EVERY word that proceeds out of the mouth of God…’  A procession takes TIME.  Just because we sit down here and ‘WAAAHHH, WAAAAHHH’ like a baby 24/7 for some milk every two hours does NOT mean God’s gonna give it to you…when YOU want it!

Babies do that.

But if you are a mature believer in God, then He expects you to patiently wait on HIM.  If you’re seeking Him for some truth or revelation, or a word….then PATIENTLY do so.  Patience, waiting on God, speaks to your FAITH.  Without FAITH, it is impossible to please God.  The answer to prayer hasn’t come yet, then WAIT ON IT.  STOP stalking prophets, going broke attending prophetic conferences, staying up all hours of the night on conference calls….seeking a Word from the Lord!

Because the Spirit of Antichrist is waiting, to give you a false word!

A religious demon is always waiting on those folks who are so super spiritual that they always gotta have a word-EVERY DAY-from the Lord.  READY to deceive and mislead!

And you would be the only one to blame, because your impatience, your seeking after a word, a sign, a wonder would have been the reason why the fake Jesus was invited to come into your heart and give you false words, miracles, direction, prophecies, etc.

God has given us 774,746 words in the Bible.

If you’re that hungry and desperate for a ‘word,’ then crack open that bible and ask for one.

It is NOT necessary to hear the audible voice of God every day.  Don’t let ANYONE tell you that it is necessary.

Stop stalking prophets for a word.  Pay your rent and stop going to these fake prophetic conferences.  Stop giving these master prophets your whole paychecks in promises that you will be ‘blessed.’

When God gives you a word, take your time and chew on it.  Let it digest in your spirit. If direction is given in the word, then walk it OUT…act on it!

Let God continue to show you NEW revelation on what you perceive to be an ‘old word.’

EVERYTHING old is new….AGAIN!

Deliverance Depends Upon YOU…

2 Apr

Many in the organized church have their preconceived notions when it comes to deliverance.  They have been to this deliverance team and that deliverance ministry.  They have prayed this deliverance prayer from that website.  They have fasted and prayed and went to the altar hundreds of times, seeking deliverance.

Some have even began to trust in the teachings and doctrines of famous preachers on spiritual warfare and deliverance-even though over the test of time, it has been found that those very teachings and doctrines from those famous preachers have proven ineffective…in the long run.

Many have went to this conference that promises you to be ‘loosed’ and that conference on spiritual warfare….only to leave still dealing with the same demons.

I know.  I used to be one of the main ones…

That was until I began to wise up and realize that all of the prior ‘deliverance’ ministries, preachers, teachings, websites, books, CDs and DVDs, etc. weren’t working.

So I started digging into the Word of God for myself.  I started allowing the HOLY GHOST to lead me…and He led me to Sheppard’s Counseling Center.  Pam and her dedicated team of ministers helped me to ‘get my power back.’

This ministry is not for super spooky folks who are too proud to admit that years of erroneous religious indoctrination and brainwashing – even by the most famous of ministers and ministries – have been PROVEN to be ineffective.  Its not for people who hold onto prior pentecostal and charismatic dogmas like a pitbull, unwilling to even examine themseslves AND the whole movement to see if it and they are of God or not.  SCC is not for people who are too religious to be wrong.

If this describes you, SCC won’t help you.  There are some things GOD HIMSELF are going to have to show you.

But if you don’t care about none of that…and are willing to go for broke and lay down EVERYTHING you have ever THOUGHT and BEEN TAUGHT about deliverance…to be TRULY delivered….to TRULY get your power back…and to gain skills to MAINTAIN your deliverance, then give us a call at  518-477-5759.

The Church Exodus, Part 4

1 Apr

“Leave the church: A Historical Perspective of “the Great Falling Away.”

By Pam Sheppard

Once I heard in a supernatural way that the organized church had already been judged, I decided to try the spirits to see if they be of “God by studying church history.  History was not one of my favorite subjects, but my hypothesis was that if the church had already been judged, history would reveal the truth.

I began with the premise that we are in the generation of the 7th church age.  In the first 3 chapters of the book of Revelation, the Lord spoke to each church age.  I was able to pinpoint and find in the history books each church age:  Ephesus as the first age of those who lived in the generation of the Lord’s crucifixion, resurrection and after the ascension.  The persecuted church at Smryna lined up and overlapped the first age, under cruel Roman domination, with the saints being crucified upside down, beheaded, and stoned to death.

With the rise of the Roman Emperor, Constantine, the organized church was established with the compromising church at Pergamos, which eventually  became the Catholic Church.  History revealed that the churches at Thyatira and Sardis are tao phases of Catholic Domination that spans several centuries until Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation of the 1500′s. Protestantism was the Lord’s favored church, from 1500 to 1900 when it too became as corrupted as the Catholic Church.

The age of Laodicea is the LAST church age, and we are living in it.  It consists of an idolatrous, charismatic witchcraft Catholic AND Protestant church.  While the Catholics have perverted the gospel of Jesus Christ with the deification of Mary and the worship of various saints, Protestantism is equally perverse. By studying church history, it became clear to me that the 7th and last age of Laodicea is a fulfillment of the Apostle’s Paul’s predictions that in the last days, there would be a great “falling away.” Paul warned the Galatians that all who add to or detract from the gospel of Jesus Christ would be cursed.  He also warned that some would depart from the faith because they listened to seducing spirits teach doctrines of devils. I didn’t have to be a rocket scientist to discern that there are far too many doctrines of devils for me to even try to count today.

However, the two most powerful ones—more powerful than the prosperity gospel–is the easy believism or the “I accept Jesus into my heart” gospel and the speaking in other tongues.

 

The “I accept Jesus” practice was first started by Charles Finney.  Born in 1792, Finney is a hero of Billy Graham and many other well-known evangelists of today.  In no uncertain terms, Finney preached that man can save himself by making a conscious decision to simply “cooperate with God.”  Therefore, Finney is the founding father of practically ALL of Protestantism, both traditional and emergent churches, denominational and charismatic churches who all teach an “I accept Jesus” gospel.

Add to the “I accept Jesus” crowd, those who abide by the Pentecostal teaching that the evidence of salvation is that you speak in tongues, and you have the other half of “the great falling away.” These two false doctrines combined, have caused countless seekers to “fall away.”  To fall away is not necessarily to physically depart.  For most of those who have already joined the ranks of the great falling away attend some church every Sunday morning.

Regarding tongues, it is a doorway for demons to enter human flesh.  Since the tongue talker allows his or her mind to enter into passivity while uttering, speaking in tongues causes Christians to unknowingly enter into an altered state of consciousness.  Under such circumstances, spirit entities are provided an opportunity to torment, oppress and possess.

Satan has had an agenda to infiltrate and control the organized visible church since the days that the Emperor Constantine organized it, in 313 AD.  He has been working for quite a few centuries. His mission was accomplished in the 20th century.

For these reasons, I warn: Leave the Church.  God is not there.

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Two books, “The Fake Jesus” and “The New Idolatry” detail historical proof that God was not the founder of the organized church. Yet for many centuries, His longsuffering and mercy endured. Both books historically connect the dots.  To review and/or obtain the ebooks, click here.