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LET THE GOOD SPEAK EVIL

6 Nov

Let the Good Speak Evil 

In 1988, Geraldo Rivera televised a program that focused on Christian Cults, with the subtitle “Zombies for Christ.” Interviews are held with people who underwent deprogramming from the influence of charismatic, fundamentalist leaders and churches. The major problem that I had with this process, is that those who are doing the “deprogramming” are not born again Christians themselves, and may be deprogramming people completely away from Jesus, which of course is the subtle, underhanded strategy of the devil, using professing Christians against themselves. Worst yet is that they are programming people toward the fake Jesus by telling them to “ask Jesus to come into your hearts.”

People are watching Christian television and reading Christian books, who themselves need to be deprogrammed from error that is causing them to be vulnerable to demonic oppression of a very serious nature. In fact, when I have tried to counsel those who have come to me to seek deliverance from the torment of demons, the mixture and error in their spiritual foundation is extremely deep.  Therefore,  deliverance is severely hindered by the amount of error that these captives have anchored their faith to by watching Christian television or reading the books of various mega preachers.

The problem of today is similar to what Rivera explored in 1988.  Evil spirits know it is fruitless to urge the righteous toward sins of the flesh, so demons use another tactic called DECEPTION. The Satanic strategy is planned in the form of teachings and doctrines that appear “good”. The biggest deception is to receive counsel solely based upon the godly life and character of the counselor or teacher. Most false prophets are clean living, righteous, upstanding folk.  So to receive their teachings based on their “good character” is what the enemy is after.

Therefore, it is important for you to know that every thing that the enemy does is not always evil as he works under the cover of light. So the strategy of deception is to get the righteous or good person to accept a wrong idea and then to pass it off to others “as truth.”

Certainly, the bible   should be the foundation of every Christian. However, it is important to point out that scripture is also  used as the basis of false teaching.  The enemy  has  very skillfully woven into a web certain scriptures  that will ultimately entrap a child of God like the prosperity gospel, praying in the spirit, tongues, slain in the spirit—I could go on and on!. With each false doctrine and practice, the method is to pull single texts out of their original context. In my work with  professing Christians in torment or bondage, the following scripture from the book of James rings true:

WE ARE DECEIVED BY SEEMING TO BE RELIGIOUS, WHEN AN UNBRIDLED TONGUE REVEALS OUR TRUE CONDITION.(James1:26)

I train ministers in our deliverance mentoring program to   listen to the unbridled tongue so as to expose the nature of the deception. Also, Paul wrote to Christians that we are deceived when we think ourselves to be wise with the wisdom of this world.(I Corinthians 3:15) Deliverance Mentoring  is certainly  a humbling process, for very often, Christians in torment must resist the devil by admitting that they have been deceived not only by well-meaning Christian teachers, family and friends, but also by their own heart. (Jer 17:9, Isaiah 64:20)

Trained ministers serve as mentors to those who have left the organized church.

At Sheppard’s Counseling Center, we de-program the deceived through our deliverance mentoring program. Trained online ministers are available.  Call 518-477-5759

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HOW SATAN ENSLAVES WITH TRAUMA

18 Oct

When a person experiences extreme fear through a traumatic experience, demons will jump into them.  I’m talking about a rape, being held at gunpoint, even a head on car collision, or a long fall down a steep hill.  The trauma itself produces the fear in the targeted person, so that a demon can have a permanent home in the person. THE FEAR IS WHAT THE ENEMY IS AFTER. In my deliverance counseling practice, I have come in contact with several cases of demonic oppression that was caused by sudden and extreme fear.

To back me up is an online book written by Cisco Wheeler and Fritz Springmeier called “the Universal Shifts of Consciousness.” Cisco and Springmeir are former Illuminati mind control programmers who are now Christians.   In summary, When the victims of fear reach out for some kind of an answer, the demons disguise themselves by offering  their own solution.  Here is what they have so astutely reported about how the enemy uses trauma in Chapter 10:

The demons offer some type of answer–so many Hail Marys, or so many sacrificed cats, or pray to some idol which is a disguised demon. The lies are turned into myths which the people believe. The myths are a blurring of reality which the people on one level may know are false, but their minds can’t break loose of the power of the lie. The power of the myths are fueled by tradition and demonic manifestations and demonic attacks.Anyone who steps outside of the demonic lie is attacked. The people feel they are being personally attacked when their traditions are ignored. Because a people has willingly sacrificed the truth for the falsehood in their need for relief from their trauma, they have chosen to be deceived. This choice to be deceived has a great deal of spiritual power to it. They are no longer truth-lovers. It is not enough to come to these people with the truth. They have rejected the truth. They must at some point will to seek the truth again.

These people can have all the proof shown to them about the truth, and they will continue to reject it. Their demonic bondage needs to be broken somehow.This bondage can be broken in a number of ways. Pointing out the inadequacies of the lies is sometimes sufficient to break the demonic spell over people. But after the lies are broken, they need to be followed by the truth–and the love of truth.

In my own words, taken from “Faces of the Religious Demon,” you will find my own assent to Cisco and Fritz:

37 years a licensed counselor, 30 years a minister

“A nugget of truth may be extremely painful or it may immediately bring joy, exhilaration or relief.  If received as pain, the captive may feel that the insight is a threat. 

He might also perceive any new revelation as ‘opening a can of worms,’ and thereby

FACES OF THE RELIGIOUS DEMON

become discouraged or depressed because he perceives that he is facing too many changes, too sonn.  As a deliverance counselor, I align my stance with that of the Savior’s. Jesus declared that once truth is known, it will set one free.  Yet He did not guarantee that the price of freedom would not be painful.  Even so, for a captive to become free to express who he really is, relieved from having to repress his emotions for so long, I believe that the pain is worth it. “

In my deliverance counseling/mentoring program called Spiritual Empowerment Workshop (SEW), we are dedicated to truth.  Truth sometimes hurts but it is the only answer to trauma.  Jesus Himself is the truth.  You shall know the truth and the truth shall MAKE you free, for God did not give you a spirit of fear but a spirit of a sound mind.

To know more about SEW, call 518-477-5759  To preview the book, click its cover.