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Church-hopping Won’t Help When the State Controls the Church!

8 Sep

By Pastor Pam Sheppard

We know from scriptures that foretold what is now history of the need for separation of church and state.  the state is the political world.  We also know that Satan is the god of all world systems. In fact, the greatest temptation against the Lord was Satan’s offer of dominion over the world to Jesus as a bonus if only the Lord would  worship him.  So separation of church and state is an absolute mandate.  Consequently,  it should not surprise us that the coming together of church and state is a top priority for the devil.

Although we are not privy to exactly when the Lord Jesus Christ will return to earth, scripture DOES provide a rather complete picture of the state of both religious and political affairs of the season, with many metaphorical and physical signs and conditions. Although we may disagree with the order of endtime signs, the symbolic understanding of both Jezebel and the Harlot of the book of Revelation universally represent the institutional church. The IC is “that woman Jezebel who calls herself a prophetess.  She teaches and seduces the servants of God—the elect—to commit fornication with strange  gods.” (Rev 2:20)

SO Jezebel is the apostate church. So is the harlot.

When we read that the harlot, or whore who rides on the back of the Beast, the interpretation is that the IC will seek to gain power offered by the political system.  The beast is the Antichrist. For decades in our times, church leaders have sought and gained favor with local politicians by allowing candidates into their pulpits to promote themselves. In fact, pastors have successfully balanced on a legal tightrope, trying not to openly break the law by publicly endorsing any “favorites.”

The 1954 Johnson amendment legislates that any tax-exempt group can lose its exemption if it is found to have endorsed or actively opposed a candidate for political office. Actually, for decades now, the IC’s receipt of tax exempt status is in itself the blurring of the lines of separation between church and state.  Yet just a bit less than 4 months into his presidency, Trump signed an executive order that allows church leaders to openly endorse any politician of their choice, from the pulpit, now fully unhindered from riding the back of the beast.

This is just the beginning.

Expectancy, watchfulness and preparedness must be our way of life in this the 11 th hour.  If you have been paying attention to the news, there is evidence that the newly elected administration in the U.S quietly has enhanced the already blurred lines of religious and political separation,  particularly among white charismatic Christians and those who are bigots and racists.  What these bible thumpers have overlooked by their prideful, ambitious patronage is the biblical warning that in the tribulation, the governments of this world shall turn on the institution called “church” and suddenly destroy Her.

Nevertheless, the Lord comforted us 2000 years ago, by saying “Fear not!”

The time will come, when the Beast is in full power, that the institutional church will be taken over by the state and ultimately destroyed.

Where will YOU be at that time?

Church-hopping?

It won’t help.  You don’t want to have your name and address on any church roles in Endtimes.

Best to come out NOW!  RESCUE is here to help you plan your transition, make your escape on the down low, without a lot of drama.  Either call us at 888-818-1117 or send an email to getreadyforthelord@gmail.com

Peace in a Stressful World

6 Nov

In one of my recent counseling sessions, a newly born again woman asked me a question. I was asked, how does the born-again differ from the rest of the world?

I did not have to ponder this question for too long a time as there is one major way. The PEACE of Christ’ …as Jesus Christ of Nazereth says in John 14:27…’Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid!

My client responded with these words.

This scripture has become so true to me …when I look back and see the extremely tortured troubled & traumatized mind I had and now experiencing the true meaning of SOUND MIND! My mind has come to a rest …just like entering into the Sabbath. “There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God, For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his” Hebrew 4:9-10

The peace of the world is so different, it may be a short lived like diverting your mind on a movie or recreational activities to have a short term good feelings or stuff like yoga, meditations, reiki etc… during a reiki session what I experienced was total blankness of mind and a feeling of swimming in the air and a short period of ‘no thoughts’ and then a sudden gushing of all the held back mental trauma.

However, The Peace of Christ is so true and it is a powerful experience not justified enough by words, for its like having a child-like mind once again!
And having experienced both, it becomes easy to detect early the tricks of the enemies to defy you again! It is this Peace that makes ‘Walking in Spirit’ easier and activates the ‘Armor of God’, sorting every issue and solving every problem unlike earlier, but in HIS own ways.. still keeping up the promise of His rest STILL!”

Certainly with the help of demons, stress is a major reason why captives are not set free. Stress is pressure that causes us to worry and fret. It is diametrically opposed to the words of the Lord, when He admonishes us to “FRET NOT!” Stress eats away at those who are vexed to a point that an irritation is birthed, that functions like a living organism. Stress becomes a tangled thing that can eats away or gnaws at you in spirit, soul and body like a tapeworm or even a CANCER.

Those who are stressed tend to also be nervous. They become easily excited, then agitated, then annoyed. Then paranoid.

The paranoia of the stressed leads to fear or apprehensive. Stressed people are filled with misgivings that cause them to be distrustful about their future, where the mind anticipates something unfavorable or even sinister is about to happen.

The opposite of stress is peace. When there is a lack of peace in someone who professes to be born again, my eyebrow is raised, because peace is an important fruit of the spirit.

A lack of peace is also an indication that trust and faith in God is out of reach. But on a carnal, everyday level, there are certain issues and conditions that contribute to stress.

I find that insecure people, which includes do gooders and people pleasers are often stressed. Nothing they do for others is ever enough. They start to harbor bad feelings against those they claim they once helped and cared for. Passive people just fall deeper and deeper in their own self created trap, while The aggressive ones are generally stressed because they are too self centered and ambitious. Narcissistic types are never satisfied with a blessing because they think they deserve so much more. So when they never receive in life what they expected, stress sets in and establishes a stronghold for the enemy to use to his advantage.

Then again, the wicked are often stressed. As it says in proverbs, the wicked flee when no one pursues but the righteous are as bold as a lion.

What is the root of the stress you have experienced in life?

Living A Crucified Life

3 Jan

In order to examine your priorities as a Christian, the first step is to make an assessment of your relationship to the world. Do you love the world?

Crucifixión

If after examination it turns out that your answer  is “yes,” then the love of the Father is not IN you.  In other words, you are not born again.  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  ALL religious systems are a part of THE WORLD, if Jesus Christ of Nazareth is not the head of them.

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 KINGDOM 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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