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Becoming Deception Proof: Doubt and Question!

26 Jun

Just because a person is born again does not make them “deception proof.”

Pam Sheppard, Author and Pastor

The Lord would not have warned His disciples to “take heed and be not deceived” if there was no danger that they could be deceived. It does not matter how many things you are or were deceived about. For 25 years, I was deceived about a few things in comparison to what other churchgoers were deceived about. Yet the Holy Spirit did not release me from the deception until He was ready to. He simply stepped in when He chose the time to be right and started unravelling things.  Why?  Because I began to both doubt and question religious teachings and practices.

What I continue to  remain cautious about is this. Just because I am undeceived NOW, does not mean that it is impossible for me to be deceived again. For me to think otherwise would be both pride and arrogance and I do not want God to resist me.

So what is deception?

Deception has to do with thoughts in the mind. Simply put, we believe a lie or a half truth. The worst of it is the assumptions. or if you start off with even one little wrong assumption, everything else falls like dominos.
Recently , I watched how a person can start out with truth and how the enemy can use the very truth they have received and lead them into a lie. What happens is that the enemy takes advantage of our misconception of truth. He also uses the weaknesses of our personalities to lead us into believing what suits us best.

This realization has humbled  me quite a bit. I believe that once we are given truth, we have to seek God in prayer to help us not to misunderstand truth, for our conception of truth may cause us to be deceived.

So my question is “how do we make ourselves fool-proofed to deception?”

I think we can all answer this from experience. just examined how we got deceived, what was it about us that caused us to be open to the deception, and how did we come out of it?

I was deceived because of my lack of knowledge of how the enemy works and how God works. I also had no knowledge of church history. My assumptions were off. For, example, I thought everything supernatural was from God. I also looked to mega preachers for answers, ignorant of the fact that those who I sought for answers were deceived themselves.

I did not become undeceived until I began to doubt and question religious beliefs and practices. People think that doubting is like wavering.  Wavering is being tossed to and fro, filled with confusion. Doubting on the other hand is what is necessary to reach the truth. In other words,   it’s our capacity to doubt and question that makes us free.

When I was in the institutional church, I did not doubt.  I was very sure of key  things that were wrong.  For example, I never doubted slain in the spirit.   Without doubt, then you will make assumptions. So I assumed that slain in the spirit was a good thing and I lusted after it.  Once I got it, then doubt set in.

Doubt caused me to ask questions. For example, I asked myself while a pastor, ‘Why is it that the people who are constantly slain in the spirit around me cannot stand solid in Christ?” was my first bit of doubting.  In short, I ASKED MYSELF AN IMPORTANT QUESTION. My doubt began because they were constantly falling in their spiritual walk.  So this situation caused me to begin to doubt the slain in the spirit practice.  Also “War on the Saints” Caused me to start doubting.  IT WAS A GOOD THING.

Once I began to doubt and question, the Holy Spirit began to pour rivers of  revelation upon me about many things.  As He undeceived me, I began to write..

The result is 7 published books.

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People Pleasing, the Flesh and Resisting the Devil

25 May

By Pastor Pam

Consider Jonah and his disobedience and sudden flight from God to a ship filled with men about to be shipwrecked because of Jonah’s folly. So to find out why they suddenly entered into a severe storm, the men on board cast lots and the lot fell to Jonah. Once Jonah was revealed, he confessed. You would have thought that the men would have immediately picked up Jonah and thrown him off of the ship. Instead, they tried to row faster. Yet when all human effort failed, they reluctantly threw Jonah overboard and peace immediately prevailed for them.

Why didn’t Jonah just jump overboard himself? Perhaps it was not physically possible and he needed someone to lift him up and cast him into the sea. My suspicion is that as it is in most cases, the people who are bringing storms into our lives are “all about self,” especially when their needs are being met by us.

However what I have learned by experience, is that once the cause of an attack has been uncovered or revealed to me, my next step is to refuse. Sometimes you have to refuse a condition or persuasion that is within your personality or in other words, a refusal may have to be made to your flesh.

For example, if you are a person that must be liked or approved of by others, you will have to refuse your flesh in this regard. If you can answer an emphatic “yes,” to the following statements as conditions of your own flesh, refusal will eventually be in order, if you are going to effectively resist the devil:

• I try to avoid being alone

• I let other people decide what to do.

• I get upset when people don’t include me in their activities;

• I am stressed if I don’t include other people in my plans;

• I am easily led;

• I hate any form of confrontation;

• I can’t stand being left out of things;

• I am emotionally dependent upon people.

So one way to crucify your flesh is by refusing to act out its nature.

Besides refusing your former nature without Christ, there are times when you also have to refuse your former perception or understanding as it relates to spiritual and religious matters. In fact, refusal is one of the ways that we cast down our imaginations, and every thought that is contrary to our obedience to the inner leadings of the Holy Ghost.

For example, if you have assumed that God would not allow the enemy to deceive you under any circumstances, to resist the devil that is assigned to you, you will have to refuse every thought connected to this false assumption. I personally know from experience that I can be deceived by the enemy because I have been, several times in fact.

Here is a personal example. It has been revealed to me that in 1996, I founded a church based upon the nature of my flesh and the leading of the religious demon assigned to me. Certainly, I believed that I was led by God at the time. However, with the discernment and the enlightenment that I have received over time, I can look back now with such understanding. What was confusing and complicated in 1996 is obvious and simple today.

Once my eyes were fully opened in 2008, I had to exercise refusal by closing the church doors. Certainly I had to face opposition to closing it. In fact, for a year, services continued in a members home, until her eyes were also opened and the doors of the church were permanently shut, never to open again.

As soon as I took the first step of refusal as I resisted the devil, the next revelation followed. Since the enemy was the secret force that led me to start this church in the first place, it logically and spiritually follows that each and every person who played a significant role in its operations was sent by the enemy also. In 13 years, several people were involved. Out of all of them, I have contact with two persons from the former church.

I published a e-book entitled Be Delivered From Deliverance Ministry”.  If you have been in  bondage to people pleasing with deliverance workers who caused your spiritual and physical condition to worsen, you need this book.  If you have ever been in a deliverance session that lasted longer than 5 minutes, this book is for you.  If you have read a lot of books on deliverance ministry, this book will un-ravel the confusion and de-mystify how to cast out demons.

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“Beware of Angels In The Church” by Pam Sheppard

5 Nov

“SOME WANT TO BELIEVE THAT GOD’s angels are the good spirits, that minister to believers by bringing them messages and guiding their lives. Certainly, The angels are “sent forth to minister to the heirs of salvation” (Heb. 1: 14), but not to take the place of Christ or the Holy Spirit. The Apocalypse seems to show that this ministration of angels to the saints on earth, is a ministration of war in the spiritual realm, against the forces of Satan; but there is little indication given of ministry in any other way. After the first Advent, when there was great angelic activity over the wondrous event of the Father bringing the “Firstborn” of the new race (Rom. 8: 29) into the inhabited earth (Heb. 1: 6, R.V.); and again at the Advent of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost to begin His work of forming a Body like unto the Risen Head–and during the early years of the Church–the employment of angels in direct and visible communication with believers, seems to give way to the work and ministry of the Holy Spirit.(Jessie Penn-Lewis)

The entire work of witnessing to Christ, and leading the Church into all truth, has been committed to the Holy Spirit. Therefore all intervention of “angels,” or audible voices from the spiritual realm, claiming to be from God, may be taken as counterfeits of Satan, whose supreme object is to substitute the working of his own wicked spirits in the place of God. In any case, it is best and safest in these days of peril to keep in the path of faith and reliance upon the Holy Spirit of God, working through the word of God.

Fallen angels are getting quite bold these days. But they still have to be invited in. Have any of you been contacted by them?”

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Why Catholics And Other Cults Cannot Try the Spirits

28 Jun

  By Pam Sheppard of RESCUE ONLINE MINISTRIES

Those who are spiritually blind are not able  to  discern  real  fruit  for  God,  for  fruit  can  only  be confirmed by a close association over a long period of time, for fruit must stand both the test of trial and the  test  of time.  Therefore, Jesus revealed in several of His messages that   you   cannot   produce   good   fruit   within   a   corrupt system.(Matt  7:17,  Matt  12:33)  Catholicism is not only the mother of the entire Institutional Church but she is also the first and the largest cult.  In  His  parable  concerning the  mustard  seed  that  grew  into  a  huge  tree,  where the birds  of  the  air  that  came  and  lodged  in  its  branches,  the birds  are  symbolic  of  demons.(Matt  13:31-33) The trunk of the tree is Catholicism. 

    So  since Jesus  knew  that  the  church  would  form  but  that  she would progressively  be  corrupted  by Catholicism,   “the  branches”  or  the many denominations,  cults  and  sects,  The Lord  certainly  knew  that  His Father planned to send “strong delusion.”  (II Tim:2:11) Actually,      II   Thessalonians   Chapter   2      plainly describes  the  delusion  .    Paul  warned  the  elect  that  there would come a day when God would send His people  such a strong delusion, that they would believe a lie.  When?  Well, Paul  indicated  in  his  letter  that  the  mystery  of  iniquity  had already  begun  to  work.      Why?  Because  the  people  do not have  a  love  of  the  truth. My knowledge of Catholicism is limited.  Yet I can wade through the upscale religiosity to some basic facts. 

  To  Timothy,  Paul  confided that some  shall  give  heed  to  seducing  spirits.  (I  Tim:4:1)  How soon?    I  suppose  as  soon  as  the  first  denomination was formed.  Catholicism first, then  the  short-lived reformation of   Protestantism,   followed   by   the   many,   many,   many branches.    Accordingly,  the  birds  came  and  devoured the seed.  How long ago? Well, it follows that it was “a long time ago.”    Every  century,  more  seed  was  devoured  and  the interpretation  of  the  word  of  God  was  filled  with  error  and the church was contaminated.  So  to protect His people,  we pray,  “Lead  me  not  into  temptation  but  deliver  me  from evil.”  Where is evil?  Evil is in the godless world system and evil is built into    Catholicism and all other cults that blaspheme the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth.   Satan rules BOTH worlds.

 Catholic-Lit-Candles-CeremonyEvery  belief and practice   connected  with  sorcery  is  an  open invitation to the powers of darkness.  Roman Catholicism strongly believes in and practices the worship of dead saints.  This is necromancy, a form of witchcraft, along with any cultic practices of ancestor worship. Jesus said if the tree is evil, than the fruits shall be evil. Catholics believe and teach the lie that Mary never died, that she remained a virgin throughout her life even though history reports that she conceived  children with her husband, Joseph.

Expecting power and miracles  by blessing water and calling it “holy, medals, pictures, statues, and objects blessed by a priest is simply witchcraft. Even worst, Catholicism has departed from the gospel of grace by adding additional requirements to salvation, including baptism, church membership, the sacraments, obeying the commandments, good works and the mass as necessary to be saved. This is another gospel. Catholics teach that right standing with God can be obtained by what they do, rather than what the Lord has already done at the cross.

Consequently, Catholics and  similar cults are bound by strong delusion. 

So how can they effectively  try the spirits to see if they be of God?  Well, they cannot.

So if  the imposter, the fallen angel Jesus Sananda Immanuel or the one who calls himself Mother Mary  are taking turns appearing to you in visions, and  if you are having out-of-body experiences and signs and wonders like the stigmata in your hands, the only way that you can try the spirits is to count every supernatural vision or astral travel experience  as devilish.  All of it.  Stop the fasting and the prayer, stop praying to Mary with rosaries, stop all things Catholic or cultish.

You may need some help pulling yourself out of this apostate system.  To stop going to church is not enough. Cultism has made a home in your soul and you may need deliverance.

Call me at 518-477-5759.

Why Charismatics and Pentecostals Can’t Try the Spirits

28 Jun
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By Pam Sheppard of RESCUE ONLINE MINISTRIES

What I perceive among Charismatics and Pentecostals is a strange epidemic that I did not perceive to be in control in the Denominations – a kind of contagious disease – spreading itself among gullible people and rendering them incapable of commonsense, objectivity and intelligent thought. Those who have embraced this delusion seem totally unaware of the irrationalism that grips them. They are mesmerized by a counterfeit, false power. What do I say about such people? Well, I perceive that they are intoxicated- that like drunkards, they are “under the influence” of a STRONG DELUSION, that they should believe a LIE …” (2 Thessalonians. 2:11)

I was once of a similar mindset. How did I come out of it? Well, I said a little, but powerful prayer.  I said “Lord., expose the darkness that is around me.”  That prayer actually is very similar to the Lord’s prayer.  Lead me not into temptation but deliver me from evil or “the evil one.”

 My prayer was powerful because of my doubts. The year was 2002. I became skeptical of the Charismatic Movement because  I had recently discovered that a tongue-talking believer who also prophesied and discerned demons was full of them herself and  also, that she was not born again. .  Then again, I had not completely lost my commonsense. Logically speaking, I wondered “how many other Charismatics and Pentecostals, including myself, were also demonized and living under strong delusion?”

  The answer to this question is astounding.  Millions upon millions, maybe more.

Here is my main point in a nutshell.  If you are a Charismatic or a Pentecostal, or  one who seeks signs and wonders and who also  claims that you walk comfortably in the realm of the supernatural, then  the only way you can try the spirits is to assume that EVERY supernatural experience that you have ever experienced was demonically instigated and inspired.  Throw it all in the garbage and count it as dung!!! If the Holy Spirit was the source of any of these experience, He will bring it to light.

This is what I did to become un-deceived.  I left nothing unexamined, not even my salvation experience as it too was very supernatural. Here is what you need to know.

fb_891. God resists the proud but He gives grace to the humble. You  must learn your weak points including every area of vulnerability.  You will need to swallow your pride and come to terms with the fact that a religious demon is assigned to you and he knows your weaknesses better than YOU know them.  Quite frankly, he has been having loads of fun laughing at you. When you look back, you need to come to terms with what was it about you that caused you to fall into the enemy’s trap. For if you don’t do a complete self-examination, the seducing spirits will regain his territory in you. A part of your humility needs to be a realization that you must always be vigilant and on guard for attacks that come through people and things around you, or from your own flesh.

2.  We are living in the church age of Laodicea. Laodicea is a spiritually arrogant age.  Here are the words of a RESCUE member, a former Charismatic that definitely ring true as to why Pentecostals and Charismatics cannot try the spirits:

I just realized a common theme in the Charismatic belief system – at least it has been in my entire life. You can never be satisfied or at peace with your life, because there is always supposed to be MORE. However much money you make, you’re supposed to have more. Whatever your ministry is, it’s supposed to be bigger. You’re never healthy enough, happy enough, spiritual enough, anything enough.

I’m realizing, all my life, all I wanted was to be at peace with & enjoy my life, but I couldn’t, because  the charismatic  belief system was ingrained too deeply. It was called being “complacent” or “lukewarm,” or “placing limits on God.” Now that I’m unlearning a lot of these things, I’m actually feeling more satisfied with my life & at peace than was ever possible before. It’s like they’d have you think you should be happier because  of believing in all these “promises,” but the opposite is true.

Trying to undeceive  signs and wonders seekers who assume their supernatural experiences ALL came from God is impossible to man, like trying to put a camel through the eye of a needle.  But all things are possible with God.  If you are such a person, the reason why it is impossible to man is because of your spiritual  arrogance and pride. You will have to come to terms with the fact that the enemy has successfully enacted a scam on you. This scam has cost you thousands  of your hard-earned tithes.  A religious demon said “thus saith the Lord” and you believed him.  Consequently,  the enemy is laughing at you. 

Can you deal with this kind of mockery?  I did.  Wherever the Lord exposed the enemy, I was done. I spoke in tongues for 25 years.  That is over.  Done. I founded a church based on Charismatic doctrine and principles.  Pastored it for 12 years.  Its done.  Closed. I could go on and on. 

I paid the price to be undeceived.  You will have to do the same.

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Trying the Spirits in Times of Peril: What the Bible Says

27 Jun

blog_9By Pam Sheppard

Towards the end of the Apostle Paul’s life, he warns Timothy of the perils that would come upon believers in the last days. The peril concerns every single child of God.  NONE OF US ARE EXEMPT.  His ominous letter reads something like this.

The peril concerns every child of God, and no spiritual believer should be so foolish to assume that  he or she  is exempt from peril. Paul’s  prophecy of the Holy Spirit declares, that (1) “some shall fall away from the faith; (2) the reason for the fall will be a giving heed to seducing  spirits. The essence of the  deception is that the operation is looked upon as sincere and pure. (3) The nature of the deception will be in doctrines of demons (4) The way of deception will be that the “doctrines” are delivered with “hypocrisy.” Those who do so will be admired, revered, and believed to be teaching the truth.
Before the Apostle Paul, the Lord Himself pinpointed how the deception would come. through false  prophets: He warned, “”Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in My Name, saying, ‘I am Christ:’ and shall lead many astray” (Matt. 24: 4, 5, A.V. and R.V.);”and many false prophets shall arise, and shall deceive many” (Matt. 24: 11, A.V.).”There shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray [or “deceive” A.V.] if possible, even the elect” (Matt.24: 24)

Consequently, a “try the spirits” premise is to realize and remember  that the peril of deception was predicted  in the bible to be manifested through apparent believers who declare that Jesus is Lord. 
You may need to stop and take a breath on that one.
Try the spirits premise number two is connected to number one.  Most believers  erroneously  assume that every supernatural experience that comes from the enemy is evil and scary.   the truth not being realized that religious demons and fallen angels  work under cover of light (2 Cor. 11: 14). The deception is much stronger if these seducing spirits can use an apparently “good” person to first accept a mixed or false doctrine and then pass it on “as truth.” A sincere, attractive, upstanding person is a much more effective channel to deceive than an obviously raunchy man or woman for the goal of deception is to get you to believe.
 Since “How to Try the Spirits” is a series of blogposts, I don’t want to get too ahead of myself, so I will conclude with premise #3. Let us not forget the revelation of the Apostle John concerning endtimes. John revealed that at the close of the age, the main weapon used by the deceiver for obtaining power over the people of the earth, will be supernatural signs from heaven, when a counterfeit “lamb” will do “great signs,” and even make fire come down out of heaven  to deceive the dwellers on the earth, and thereby exercise  control over the whole world. So premise #3 asks a question.  Should we assume that we are living in endtimes in a perverse nation or even world that seeks after signs?  I suggest to you that it is safer to assume that we are living in the last days. Pentecostals call tongues “fire from heaven” and charismatic churches have adopted a practice called passing through fire tunnels. hmmmmmmm!!!!
In conclusion, my un-deception was both a sudden and a gradual process, beginning in 2002.  The truth is that   I   have   experienced   so   many supernatural signs and wonders  over 3 decades, most of which were from the enemy, pretending to be God. In fact  that I would have to pull out several notebooks to bring them all to mind.  Therefore, I have found that premise number four is essential, and that is, “to try the spirits, the spirits have to try YOU.” In other words, our discernment comes from being tried. As Paul wrote,  our senses need to be exercised to enhance our spiritual discernment. (Hebrews 5:14) We need practice which means the enemy has got to step to us  to attempt to deceive.

If you need help to prepare, call Pam at 518-477-5759

HOW TO TRY THE SPIRITS

26 Jun

blog_11 By Pam Sheppard of RESCUE Ministries

It is not easy to teach another how to try the spirits to see if they be of God. Not easy by a long shot. Practically everything I know was acquired by personal experience. Now some may think that personal experience is not the best way to learn spiritual matters  and so  I am expecting that the  bible thumpers will say that you try the spirits by “the word.”  You need to know that the enemy knows the word better than we do. The enemy even  knows how much YOU know about the bible. So he can line up the experience or communication with scriptures, the way YOU interpret them.

He also knows US. That is why many sincere believers are being destroyed for a lack of knowledge of how the enemy works. Beside knowing how the enemy works, we also need to have an abundance of self-knowledge and an awareness of How the Holy Spirit works with us.  That is why it is difficult to lay out a prescribed course of study relative to how to try the spirits.

With that said, there are some general principles that  comprise  bits and pieces of information that may be helpful to you.

The bible speaks against doubt where it comes to faith and calls it wavering. However where it comes to testing or trying something supernatural, doubt is your best friend.

Consider this personal example. In 1985, I received a dream where a muscular, huge Mr. Clean looking man said “I am an angel sent from God to show you your ministry.” I believed every word he said. Doubt never crossed my mind. Yet  HE WAS AN ANGEL OF SATAN and not an angel sent from God.  One of the reasons I did not doubt was because the message line up with things that were going on in my life and the desires of my heart in those days.  Simply put, “there was loads of confirmation”  that the message actually was from the Lord. I held on to this message for the next 2 decades, until “I doubted it.”

The next thing I noticed was “detail.” This entity had loads of details about what my ministry would be, how it would operate, who would be involved, how much money it would take to operate annually, even drew a blueprint of the operating facility.  Details, details, details!!!! I have since learned that the Lord does not operate this way. He simply guides your steps and the next thing you know, you are ministering in ways that you never expected. 

Another important principle to consider is motive:  The enemy’s motive, God’s motive and YOUR motive. In fact, YOUR motive could influence you to desire to accept the message as being sent from God. Revisiting the message from the bald-headed angel, I was single at the time, expecting and waiting on Mr. Right, trying not to settle for Mr. Right Now. SO I HAD A MOTIVE CAUSE I WAS GETTING TIRED OF WAITING. I also held the false belief that I would always be hindered in ministry unless I had a husband in a co- ministry.   In the message, I was told that Mr. Right would be the director of operations in what was described as a huge residential facility for ex-offenders and addicts in recovery.  Looking back, I can clearly see the enemy’s motive.  His intent was to destroy me by sending Mr. Wrong and using the details in this “angelic message” to cause me to make the wrong choices. 

It worked. God stepped in and spoke to me saying “the man you married was sent by the devil to destroy you. ”

What did I say?  “THE DEVIL IS A LIAR!”  This foolish statement is what we ALL say when we have not faced the desires and motives of our heart. In such cases, re remain the enemy’s primary target for more deception and attack.

Finally, there is that fruit of the spirit called PATIENCE. Many times, the supernatural  experience does not contradict the bible but you can’t find anything in the bible to justify the experience. SO YOU HAVE TO WAIT!!!! perhaps years, even decades.

Since I work with people on a daily basis to not only know God and the bible, but also themselves  and the enemy  of their souls, these words from “War on the Saints by Jessie Penn-Lewis rings true:

Apart from such knowledge, when thinking he is “fighting for truth,” it is possible for
a believer to fight for, defend, and protect evil spirits, and their works, believing he
is thereby “defending” God, and His works; for if he thinks a thing Divine, he will
protect and stand for it. It is possible for a man through ignorance to stand against
God and to attack the very truth of God, and also defend the devil, and oppose God,
unless he has knowledge.
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Is the Bible A Magical Book?

2 Feb

There is a command in First John 4:1 to “Try the spirits.” Why? Because “many false prophets are gone out into the world.” Several things are involved in this business of trying the spirits. Certainly, we must know the scriptures to be able to successfully try the spirits. Then again, without a love for the truth, we will most likely be deceived. When there is the love for the truth, spiritual discernment is enhanced.

We need to keep in mind that we do not need to know everything in order to try the spirits. We do not even need to know all about the subject at hand to try the spirits. If we know enough to uproot some of the foundation of a given position we can know that the whole thing is wrong. For example, I remember twenty years ago, that I heard the testimony and read the book of Mary Baxter, “The Revelation of Hell.” She wrote and spoke about how she went to hell and there were ferocious demons there who were kind of the “correction officers” of hell. Well, I was impressed with her revelation until I realized that the scriptures report that Jesus has the keys to hell and death. Therefore, Satan and his demons are not in hell. Only those fallen angels from Noah’ Day and the Flood have been jailed there. According to the scriptures, demons are not in control of hell. Jesus is. Therefore, I don’t need to hear anymore about Baxter’s revelation because it contradicts scripture. Those that are familiar with the scriptures are less likely to be deceived,as long as they have rightly divided the word.

Moreover, the bible should not be used as if it was some sort of mystery book for the purpose of divination.

 When seekers begin their journey into the occult arts, they look for a divination system that will allow them to predict future events. Tarot cards, crystal balls, bones, ash, tea leaves, coffee grounds–literally ANYTHING–to help the diviner focus and concentrate. For example, the I Ching is an ancient Chinese book that is used to guide the decision-making process. You open it up randomly, and there you will find a proverb or a saying by Confucius which is used as a means to interpret the diviner’s immediate personal situation in order to make a decision.

In like manner, Christians unknowingly use the scriptures as if it were an I Ching. They have a particular problem, and then they open the bible randomly, look down and fix their eyes on a particular verse. Whatever the verse says is then interpreted in light of the presenting situation. This is divination. Sometimes the Lord will use a similar method, not in an effort to reveal the future but to teach. For example, moments after I was born again on March 29, 1977 on a Monday at 4pm, I opened the bible that I had recently purchased. I looked down at John 3. “You must be born again. That which is flesh is flesh. That which is spirit is spirit. The wind blows, etc. Instantly I understood what had just happened to me. So the Lord used this method to teach me. He has never used it to reveal the future but the enemy does use the scriptures in that way. So, be careful.

So I caution you that even though the bible is a mystery book, it is not mysterious in a occultic sense. It is not a magical jigsaw puzzle where all you have to do is open it, and find your missing piece to guide you to make this or that decision. The mystery is that in order to really understand it, you need to have an unction from the Holy Ghost to do so, otherwise, it is a dead book to the unsaved. The gospel is foolishness to those who are in darkness, without the revelation of the Holy Ghost to guide their understanding.

That said, it is also noteworthy to mention that many who call themselves “bible believing” very often do not apply commonsense to their rather rigid scriptural interpretations of present day circumstances and conditions that were not a part of the conscious awareness of biblical writers 2 or more thousand years ago. I personally believe that “God can do what He wants to do whether it is covered in the bible or not.” Certainly, He will not contradict His written word, but that doesn’t mean that the Lord will not do something that is not specifically covered by it.

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The book “the New Idolatry” compares new age occultism to the Charismatic Movement.  Here is a brief excerpt from the New Idolatry, a book  that needs to be a part of your library:

“Consider a Christian woman who takes the scriptures that say ‘submit to your husband’ which leads her to passively accept persistent battery from her husband’s fists because the bible says that God hates divorce. So she remains in a godless marriage because of her faulty interpretation of the bible.  Because she is a “bible-believing” Christian, she believes that she has no other choice but to submit to her husband’s every wish and demand, regardless of how demoralizing or revolting.”

How Satan Wars Against The Saints With False Signs

8 Jan
 How Satan Wars Against the Saints With False Signs by Minister Kellie
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Thirty eight years of Pastor Pam Sheppard’s   life have been filled with signs to “wonder” about, several of them occurring in  her dreams. Before Pastor Pam  was saved, she  was demonized by a spirit of divination. She  used to dream as many as 10 dreams a night, remembering MOST of them. Several dreams contained predictions that actually came to pass. When Pam went into ministry in 1981, she had a loose-leaf “dream book” where she had journaled about 3,000 dreams. Pastor Pam  never forget the day that the Lord asked her to throw out the dream journal. In her book “Come Out of Her God’s People, Pam proclaims:

  “I was fit to be tied!”. I complained, “Lord, I have been maintaining this journal for years because I plan to write a book about dreams.” He responded: “Pam, you have some dreams that I sent to you in your journal, but most of your dreams are from the devil. Throw it away. I’ll give you other books to write.” I reluctantly put the dream book in an outside garbage and went back 3 times to retrieve it, asking myself “was that REALLY God?” Finally, I let the garbage truck take it. Thank God, I finally obeyed.’

In 1985, Pastor Pam had a supernatural sign—a dream where a 7 foot,bald-headed, muscular being loudly and boldly declared, “I am an angel sent from God to show you your future ministry.”This “angel” showed her a huge residential Christian rehabilitation center for ex-offenders and recovering addicts. In the center of it was a huge chapel. The rehab center was so large that she couldn’t figure out if it was one piece of land with several cottages and buildings on its grounds, or if the blueprint consisted of several individual sites around the country.Since her secular background includes writing proposals and obtaining large government grants in human services, she asked the angel, ” Do I write a grant?” The “angel” bellowed loudly,”NOOOO!!!! This is God’s project and He shall fund it.”

Very religious, pious sounding, right? Well, it took Pastor Pam 20 years to find out that this being was a demon sent by the fake Jesus to derail her and “set her up.”. The religious demon even poured into her the desire and the zeal to do prison ministry work—a desire that she took for granted came from God. As one example out of many, I read in the book that Pastor Pam had a supernatural experience in the parking lot of a prison, with travail and groanings that knocked her to the ground. Periodically over the years, she spent hours on my face, weeping and travailing for the salvation of prisoners. Accompanied by her daughter Zee, Pastor Pam actually preached and taught in prison every week for 8 years. Nevertheless, once the spotlight of truth hit her in the face, –that she was NOT called by God to a prison/substance abuse ministry,—- the wisdom received was not at all painful. Pastor Pam  just said to myself “oh well.. I’m in the Lord’s hands. He will guide my next steps.”

Instantly Pastor Pam understood how and why a religious demon had been successful at deceiving her on this and other significant issues for so long. Simply put, the Lord knew that the deception would be good for her since she has been in training for  this hour for more than 35 years. One of many  truths that I learned from the book  is that the best way to learn Satan’s strategies is to be deceived,and then to watch the Holy Ghost unveil and expose the deception.  In other words, it was necessary for Pastor Pam to go down the trail of deception herself, so that she  could yell back to those behind her, ” Hey, you guys, go back!!! You don’t need to follow this path, I’ve seen what is ahead so turn around and start again.”

I can relate. When the Lord called me out of a charismatic church, literally, all hell broke loose on me. I don’t blame the people the enemy sent into my life to derail me. They had no idea what was going on. They were just pawns in a demonic chess game invisibly and secretly played out with my spiritual  life as the chessboard.  Pastor Pam reveals in her amazing memoires  that she took  full responsibility for being duped by the fake Jesus because clearly, the Lord never assigned her to work in a substance abuse prison ministry.The problem was that SHE DID NOT TRY THE SPIRITS TO SEE IF THEY WERE OF GOD, assuming this huge angel was who he said he was.. Also, due to her impatience to “get things rolling” in what she believed to be the Lord’s work, she actually put herself into the devil’s hands because it suited her own purposes to believe a lie.

What stands out in the book is  that while Pastor Pam  STRONGLY DESIRED THE WORK TO BEGIN, SHE DID NOT REALIZE  THAT SHE  WAS BEING REFINED AND CLEANSED THROUGH WHAT I ENDURED AND SUFFERED. I think we all can relate.  It takes great faith and patience to wait on the Lord.

One day Pastor Pam  looked up and the zeal for prison ministry and substance abuse counseling was completely gone from her spirit. Vanished. With the zeal gone, she  immediately withdrew from prison ministry. Shortly thereafter, her spiritual eyes were opened to the whole truth. She had been hooked by an intricate, demonic setup. This truth has set her free to complete what God has REALLY chosen her to do.

So what is Pastor Pam’s  divine assignment?  To train ministers for the return of the Lord. I  know from personal experience  because  I am one of the ministers she has trained for the last 3 years. First she cast a demon of depression from me and then she began to train me for ministry in this unique season.

So what I learned from “Come Out of Her, God’s People,” is this.  If you have been given a specific blueprint about your spiritual journey in the Lord–if you have been shown signs of who you will marry and such, if your plan has lots of details with confirming signs, you’d better stop, look, listen  and STAND STILL.

Its the devil!

 I have only told of my understanding concerning one spiritual truth.  There are many more in  “Come Out of Her God’s People: Don’t Receive Her Plagues.”

We do not have much time left to prepare for what is about to unfold!

If you have left the organized church, then perhaps Pastor Pam is called to train or mentor you. She can be reached at 518-477-5759 Ask for Pastor Pam

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Spiritual Discernment in 2012

3 Jan

I have been saved, born again since Monday— March 29, 1977 at about 4pm. Yet, once I wrote the book “the Fake Jesus” about 5 years ago, I found myself cleaning out my own temple from the deceptive influence of Sananda, Ashtar and perhaps other so-called ascended masters. You see, this book   connects the dots between the church system, the new age movement and the ascended masters, aka the fallen angels.  I discovered in retrospect that once the demons lost me to the One True God, they immediately set out to derail His plan for my life. Through dreams and other supernatural experiences, I was deceived on many levels for almost  three decades..For 3 years BEFORE I was saved, I was steeped in the occult. I  also had healing powers and I was able to see into the future through astrology and other means. Once saved, my occult powers carried over into Christianity without my knowledge primarily because I was ignorant of Satan’s devices.  I’ve learned a lot about the enemy  in 38 years!

When you examine EVERYTHING, you are actually resisting  the devil and he shall flee from you, IF YOU PRESS ON!.

Whether in ignorance or by design, when a person has made an appeal to Satan’s services by either a formal pact or an informal agreement, that person has unwittingly submitted himself to the powers of darkness.. When signs, wonders and strange religious practices that did not emanate from the Holy Ghost are accepted as divine, a spiritual invitation is made to the fake Jesus. Without hesitation, the fake Jesus pushes his way through the doors of your soul. . My testimony is too long for one blog. However for the sake of the subject matter at hand, I can testify that I was  one who ignorantly made an informal pact with the fake Jesus by not properly severing ALL of my ties to my pre-conversion practices of occultism and mediumship.

Through presumption, I assumed that once saved, ALL of my occultic practices of the past were behind me, since I had burned all of my astrology and occultic books in 1983. My personal testimony is a classic example of how the fake Jesus can fool a true Christian by deception, capitalizing on its target’s ignorance of certain spiritual matters. Hosea’s word continues to ring true.(Hosea 4:6) God’s elect are overwhelmingly deceived and if we are not careful, ultimately destroyed by a lack of knowledge of how “all spiritual manifestations are NOT from God!”Another reason why I share various aspects of my own personal testimony is to give you hope and confidence that the principalities and the powers of heaven shall not win. We overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony and I am an overcomer.

Here is just one of several examples. I received tongues at a meeting held in Albany New York through the ministry of the late Kenneth Hagin. Hagin is really the founder of the word of faith movement as it is operating today. I have no idea whether or not Hagin was a false prophet or a deceived one. I simply look around as I view Charismania, and I know Hagin by his fruits. Anyway, I never truly embraced the way that I received tongues because it had no resemblance to the way the early church received this gift as revealed in the book of Acts. Yet, I grew to speak prolifically, at my own will, what charismatics call in “a prayer language.”

The reason why I have not been convinced about tongues is that for 25 years, I was not  able to find a bona-fide interpreter, nor was I able to interpret myself. So I ask, “Where are the interpreters?” The Holy Ghost does not expect me to throw away my commonsense. If I have prayed off and on for decades to receive the gift of interpretation of tongues as Paul suggests that we all do, 25 years  passed and I still found  no one, including myself to interpret my “prayer language”, good sense  suggested to me that the tongue that I received in 1983 is not from God. So if it is not from God, then who did it come from?

Well, its obvious. It didn’t come from me. I suspect that it came from one of the Ascended Masters, perhaps Sananda or Ashtar. What would be the reason for the demons to desire to imitate tongues? Well, if we don’t know what we are saying when we speak in an “unknown” tongue, we could very possibly be used by demonic beings to “decree and declare” that their will, purposes and agenda be done on earth, rather than that of the will of the Father of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the One, True and Only Creator–the one that Lucifer rebelled against in the first place.

I have been involved in almost all of what is passing itself off today as emanating from the Holy Ghost. Early on, I was groaning and weeping in very strange ways beginning in 1979.. Kenneth Copeland provided me with the explanation that I was looking for, confirming to me that my strange experience was a manifestation of intercessory prayer. Kenneth taught that the strange weeping and groaning that I did was a sacrificial work for the lost and the bound, emanating in travail from the Holy Ghost. TD Jakes and his “wailing women” seminars concur with Copeland. So Copeland, Jakes and others had  me convinced that God was using my travail to break yokes and bondages, ie. setting captives free. Since I believed that the Holy Ghost was using me to intercede, it is only natural that I held on to this strange work.

My mind was certainly unfruitful when I travailed and so often I tried to guess the reason behind it. I convinced myself that much of my groaning and weeping was for sinning preachers to repent. If so, it did not work. They just kept on sinning. I also laughed wildly in the spirit before I even heard of Hagin and Brown’s practice of what is called “holy laughter.”. My laughter was different, as I believed that the Holy Ghost was using me to laugh at the devil. When I laughed, I cried also. I found several scriptures to support my style of holy laughter and so I never tried this phenomena to see if it be of God. I just assumed that it was. The only supernatural experiences that I have not personally experienced is holy dance and shouting, African-American style. Perhaps that is because I have no cultural background in the South and I was not raised in an African-American Church or any church. In other words, holy dancing was not a part of my ancestral upbringing.

Furthermore, even though demons could no longer “step into me and speak,” some of my mediumistic traits DID survive my conversion. Nevertheless, when a counterfeit was exposed by the Holy Ghost in recent years, I have been duty bound to remove it by repenting and disavowing it. For example, I could heal BEFORE I was converted. I sucked pain out of people with my hands, particularly my left hand, BEFORE I was converted—proof that my healing gift was mediumistic and not charismatic, NOT OF THE HOLY GHOST.

Once I realized that my healing gift was tainted, I have made every effort not to touch anyone unless I am sure that I am being led by God to do so. I know today that more was required. I have come to the conclusion that my healing gift was not from God and therefore I  vehemently repented, rebuked, resisted and renounced it. Perhaps the Lord will give me the true gift of healing from the Holy Ghost. Perhaps not. I just kept  on cleaning house as I press toward the mark of my high calling and truth flooded down upon me like rivers of living waters.. I resisted the devil and he fled from me.

Here is another example of my occultic powers influencing my Christian service. Since  I could see into the future through astrology and through dreams BEFORE I was converted,  I had never learned the absolute necessity of trying the spirits to see if they be of God. As I look back over my Christian journey, some of my most significant dreams of future events that actually transpired were sent by the Fake Jesus. I see now with a clarity that I have never had before. The fake Jesus uses counterfeits of the Holy Ghost as “a hook.” Whenever I receive information  of a futuristic nature in a dream about people I know, I rebuked the spirit of divination. Now I rarely hear from this demon.

In the last seven years, when the Lord wants me to know the future, I just “KNOW IT.” Very quietly. Don’t have to see a thing. I walk in faith these days and I don’t have a need of knowing the future as I once did. I soberly remember the Lord’s warning: A PERVERSE NATION SEEKS AFTER A SIGN! So, yes, I can admit without reservation that I myself have been deceived by the fake Jesus, and it has taken all of 30 years to get clean. There is evidence that I am completely clean but seriously speaking, I can’t yet say that I am absolutely certain. I wait on the Lord for Him to expose what may yet need to be uncovered.

How do I feel as a dedicated believer in Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the Only and True Begotten Son of God who has been deceived by the Fake Jesus for decades? Do I feel like a failure,–fooled frustrated, faithless ? Bamboozled, run a muck? To that, I must say, emphatically NOOOOOOOO! I am joyous, relieved that real truth has truly revived  me and I am free at last!!!! .And I declare, ” BETTER LATE THAN NEVER!!!

You see, in my relentless search for truth, the Holy Ghost has granted me the wisdom to deny all mediumistic gifts once He has exposed them to me. However, He would not expose them to me until I was willing to humble myself, In 2012, I strongly recommend that all my readers humble themselves. To begin the process the first step involves questioning every significant supernatural experience that you have had since you believe you were saved, including your conversion experience. I would not recommend this step to you, if I did not take my own advice. Having been there and done that, I am pleased to report that  the quality and consistency of the wisdom that I have received in the last seven years as compared to the previous  27 years, is truly beyond comparison. And the wisdom of God just keeps on coming.

If you have been in the occult, you were in the hands of the fake Jesus. Once you became saved, the fake Jesus assigned a religious demon to you to attempt to make your Christian journey unfruitful. The deception is like a maze or an intricate spider web.  You may need help in unraveling the deception that the enemy has woven for years, even decades.  Help is available. Call 518-477-5759 or send an email to pamsheppard911@yahoo.com

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