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You Are A Deliverance Worker!

26 Mar
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When I was religious I use to think that I had to search “land and sea” for some kind of deliverance worker to set me free. It seemed everywhere I went, no one really understood my complex spiritual issues. Yet, when I arrived to Pam Sheppard Ministries and began learning about deliverance, I discovered an important deliverance worker…ME! You see, you are a deliverance worker for your own soul!

Self-Deliverance

I recently watched a video of Pastor Pam Sheppard explain this concept. She goes onto tell how there exist many self “deliverance” ministries who give you prayers and such things. Yet, these traditions and practices do not have power and can leave you in an even worse condition.

Self-deliverance is simply YOU working out the deliverance of YOUR soul. It’s you taking a STEP, a MOVE, and WALK to actively GAIN BACK your ground from the Devil and his demons. Proclaiming your freedom by knowing truth, and REVOKING and REFUSING are what is involved.

Centrality of Truth

No amount of prayers, and “affirmations” can deliver you. I know this to be true. I would pray and pray, “decree and declare” to a vain defeat. Simply because in all my efforts I did not know nor understand the TRUTH, and the real reason behind my problems.

For example, I recently went to the hospital because of a horrible blistering migraine. Part of my going to the hospital was to get a diagnosis of why I was having them. But, to my (not) surprise they only gave me drugs and numbed the throbbing pain. Although the pain left, I never the less was left with the same issue and condition and lo and behold exactly a weak later I would be struck with another migraine! They only would treat the symptoms and not the underlying cause…

It’s in this way that nearly all deliverance workers operate they only treat the symptoms. And, they analyze their success by the “symptoms” being healed and not the underlying cause.

Doctor Patient Deliverance Analogy

It’s an excellent analogy to use: doctors and patients. You see, doctors have to figure out what’s wrong with you and your medical condition. However, they can only do so much to understand what’s wrong with you. At some point you will have to explain your issues, pay attention to your symptoms, and such so the doctor can properly diagnose you and provide treatment.

I would go from “doctor” to “doctor” to get healed in and even outside the church, but only superficially. My symptoms would leave, but then would return or new symptoms would strike. A common issue is that they did not have any experience with sound-deliverance. It wasn’t until I arrived to Pam Sheppard Ministries did I receive diagnosis of my spiritual condition and receiving true freedom and healing.

How can a doctor diagnose a medical condition if a doctor is only in med-school? You see, our Pastor and ministry leaders have a combined unique experiences and knowledge that are equipped to properly “diagnose” your issues and get the results you NEED.

Things To Do

Part of the process of deliverance is “self.” The self, or soul of a captive must be liberated. And, it can only be liberated if the captive is willing to also work out their freedom. At our ministry we effectively give courses and books to help you in your personal road to spiritual recovery. If you desire to learn more about true deliverance, and need deliverance contact us. But, be prepared to put in the work, pay attention and FIGHT.

What Is Good Zeal?

24 Mar
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Zeal can simply mean “fire” or “hot” and fervent. It’s a sort of “sizzle” that you hear when you cook on the stove. We as humans can be naturally passionate. We can have zeal about anything really. Zeal about what we believe, our jobs, our interests. But, what is good zeal, as in the zeal a Christian should have? Let’s look further into this.

The Wrong Kind First

Let’s get out of the way the wrong kind of zeal. The Pharisees had zeal, in fact more than anyone. Saul was a great example of this before his born-again experience. He had more zeal than any Pharisee and persecuted Christians. He was “blameless” in the Law. Saul didn’t make mistakes, always did what was right and knew everything about the Scriptures.

Yet, in all of Saul’s work, zeal, passion, and “fire for God” he fell short of the mark. Why? Because his zeal was not centered on Christ. Out of all that he accomplished he himself “considered it all garbage” basically. This goes for “modern day Pharisees” too. All that church attendance, intense worship, prayers, good deeds, “witnessing” and studying of Scriptures is not true zeal.

True Passion

Our zeal and passion is true is when the Holy Spirit is governing them and directing them for the purpose of lifting up Jesus Christ of Nazareth. It’s when ALL our fervent feelings are directed and led by the Holy Spirit. If you can somehow imagine a radio, the Holy Spirit is the one to “turn up the volume.” However, YOU ARE NOT TOUCHING THE VOLUME. It’s all governed by the Holy Spirit, as He directs everything. We just need to make sure we are “tuned in.”

At times we can think that certain deeds, if done wholeheartedly means we have zeal. But, it may not even be what the Holy Spirit is lusting after. It’s when we are walking fully after the Spirit that true fire and zeal occurs. I like to think of our Pastor Pam’s example when it comes to this. She has “put all her chips in” to the Holy Ghost and is letting Him take over.

The Lord’s Example

Jesus Christ of Nazareth had the zeal of His Father and God “consume Him.” He has left us an example also, of what genuine zeal is. When there were merchants and worldly business people in the temple, He turned over their tables, rebuked them, claiming that the temple is a house of prayer. This is a little instance where we can see the zeal of God consuming Him. His passion for truth was so intense that lies could not abide in His presence, as we see Him proclaiming the truth and destroying the religious deception of the Pharisees.

Jesus understood that with God “you cannot be lukewarm.” You must be zealous-hot or dead-cold. The Spirit of God had all of Jesus Christ’s emotions, fully directed in harmony to the will of God. ALL passion, fervent, zeal, strength, and love was for His Father. There was “no room” for Him to be complacent because He was full of zeal, literally “consumed” by the intensive-passion from His Father.

You can see this zeal also working aggressively to war against the powers of darkness. He was at full throttle and friction against Satan’s kingdom, because of His zeal for God. Every desire Christ had, was every desire His Father had. Every heartbeat He had was a beat for God and His will.

Concluding Thoughts

In short, to compare the “religious zeal” and “Christian zeal” is simple. Religious zeal is passion for recognition, human honor, self-interests, traditions and rituals. Christian zeal is fiery passion for Christ and His labor, truth, walking in the Spirit, and Christ’s honor, so “we are not spit out of His mouth.” This whole process is rather done unconsciously…..

Lukewarm, or not caring is because we are not centered on the Lord’s passions, or maybe haven’t asked God to fashion our desires like His. Since, only the Holy Spirit can lead genuine fire. The fix to being lukewarm is simply “mind the things of the Spirit” and walk in what the Spirit is thinking…

OVERCOME THE AGE OF LUKEWARM, SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS, AND SHAMEFUL NAKEDNESS WITH OUR MINISTRY TODAY!

The Coronavirus and the Tribulation

16 Mar
A BOOK TO UNDERSTAND THIS SEASON

THE TRIBULATION: SIGNS TO WONDER ABOUT

Is the Caronavirus the “evil day” referred to in the scriptures? Is this “the end” or is there more to come? Is it the work of Satan or could it be the judgment of God on the entire earth? In no way a doomsday book, “The Tribulation: Signs to Wonder About” will not only answer these questionS, but also provide you the reader with a foundation of the full assurance of the ability of God’s elect to survive in turbulent times.

As the years, months and days become increasingly challenging and you desire to avoid both doubt and anxiety, keep this book near to understand the signs and wonders already underway. For upon your remembrance of its pages and it’s chapters, the Enemy will retreat, for as it’s written, “Resist the devil and he will flee from you” [James 4:7])

For this enlightening book released in “such a time as this,” will help you understand and come to grips with that special “day” of wickedness within the pre, mid and post season called “the tribulation.”

Even though Discouragement, fear, doubt, oppression, sin, heaviness, bondage, confusion, deceit, temptations, hindranceS, stumbling, trials, tribulations, tests, accusations, lies, ——yes all the darkness, all the wickedness, curled up into evil arrows soaked in tar and set on fire with profuse ammunition, aimed and ready to be strung at the people of God in Christ……as you read, you will be strengthened …in spite of it all. Why? Because the truths in this profound book will stir up your spiritual hope and faith as it sets you on solid ground to get ready for the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

To read a sample, CLICK here

An Eternal or a Temporary Reprobate?

9 Mar

There is a view which can be overwhelming to see. You seem to see yourself within an infinite spiral of reprobation, in which every trail a creature could ever imagine, forward and backward and all about world without end, is both preceded and answered by a greater and all-encompassing reality in which your position is hatred, sin, death, and a perfect role of unbounded damnation. (This is a picture of eternal reprobation.)

At this seemingly-complete view, you become speechless. Nothing seems to remain for you but a rational irrationality.

So that this fixture, this doleful circumstance, could only be superseded by an infinite person whose superseding creative ability could invent a previously-unimaginable new way out for you.

That person is of course Christ…

And your escape is encoded in these old words he did say: “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.” — There, in that statement, is the superseding hope, if you can see it.

Some Reprobation Is Temporary

It seems important to not misunderstand the definition of the word “reprobate”. In fact all created humans have been reprobate at one time; in your case, what you may be seeing and feeling and experiencing is temporal reprobation, which is simply the real state of all of humanity, though it’s not often felt.

So you cannot conclude that, because you see that you should by justice be eternally reprobate, that therefore your reprobation is eternal. There is an everlasting love (Jer. 31:3) which is able to overcome temporal reprobation. The individual at the Pool of Bethesda was sick for 38 years, to the point where he said “I have no man”. But a certain Man did come and cure him and commanded him to “Rise” (John 5:8). This same Man himself did rise from the dead in the same body he died in, which indicates that he himself will also raise certain others who were temporally reprobate. (“That very Man in the clouds of heaven”, as Bunyan called him.)

In her article here, https://www.resurrectionsolutions.com/why-the-key-to-salvation-is-not-your-decision-we-are-all-reprobate/ , minister Pam Sheppard says to those who see and say they’re reprobate, “you are right”. And so it’s no use to hide from these sights or cover ourselves with ‘fig leaves’ (Gen. 3:7). But also she says that we reprobate sinners need not despair, because when the right time arrives, “God grants the reprobate the ability to overcome” and “He even causes us to receive the spirit of repentance.”

In stark contrast, modern-day apostate christianity has taught and continues to teach that sinners are not really reprobate and hence they can and must “choose Christ” in order to get his Holy Spirit, thus demanding from sinners the biggest fig-leaf-covering antics yet conceived, and setting them upon associated behaviors, such as embittering unbelieving prayer (which Christ specifically commanded against, Matt. 6:7), or passive suppression of their own livelihood in exchange for roleplaying as a ‘good person’ (Matt. 6:16). These beliefs and antics may still be embedded by habit in our souls if we’ve grown up in, or have been exposed to, today’s common heresies. And so a detox process may be necessary for us. And rare ministries such as Ms. Sheppard’s might be useful to us if we are struggling with the detoxing process.

I’ll wrap up with this — As an encouragement, it’s worth remembering the words of Spurgeon in his letter to Medhurst: “If the Lord had meant to destroy you, He would not have showed you such things as these.”


— Aaron, 2020/03/09

IT’S TIME TO STAND UP

21 Feb
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NOT TOMORROW, NOT LATER, BUT NOW. IT’S TIME TO STAND UP. Against what? “Against the methods of the devil, principalities, evil rulers, the darkness of this age, and wicked spirit powers.”

Not Walk, Not Sit, But Stand

“Having done all to stand” STAND! Yes, you must do everything you can to stand. If you are running or walking, STOP AND STAND. If you are sitting, or laying down, GET UP AND STAND. Wherever you are, however you are, whatever you do, do what you must to stand!

When you stand, you must stand IN the power of the Lord Jesus. The power that raised Christ Jesus from the dead. There is no other power we can stand in, and win. We can be victorious brethren! We do not have to be in a position of ground-low defeat. No, we don’t need to be face in the mud beaten. Nor crushed and pressed to a point of spiritual despair. BECAUSE YOU CAN STAND UP IN THE LORD AND IN THE MIGHT OF HIS STRENGTH!

ENOUGH excuses! Rise up, and “PUT ON THE ARMOR” not lacking one piece!

The Fruit Of Resistance Is Retreat

When you hear the word “flee” you can also think of “retreat.” When the evil day dawns on you, the enemy comes with a method. A specific plot, design, and strategy all creatively planned and timed to KNOCK YOU DOWN TO THE GROUND.

When you are “sober and vigilant” you can hear the enemy’s roar and charge. You will sense the plot, sense the method and all the wicked spirit powers approaching in ruthless aggression. RESIST! And, resist. AND RESIST TIL THE END! You must refuse all of it, until there is a “fleeing.” This “flee” is a retreat, a temporary one as the enemy “regroups” for another evil day of slaughter.

Figurative Example

I was currently reading on what made new male prisoners targets for sexual assault. The rapist would often target the “submissive and passive” type, or the “effeminate” type of men. Guys who were more “assertive” and “aggressive” and had an attitude of RESISTANCE were less likely to be targeted. And even if they were attacked they would fight their heart out. Even if it meant terrible defeat, it earns respect among the prison.

THIS IS SIMILAR to how Satan operates. He is looking and targeting souls who are more willing to be passive to his operations, schemes and methods. This does not excuse the resistant ones, because he will come for you too! However, as long as the defensive armor is up it will bring the fruit of retreat because of ACTIVE resistance and vigilance. The problem is not the armor, the strength of the Lord, but US not actively refusing and being made powerful in the Lord.

Never Give Up

We can never give up the “good fight.” Never allow a defeat to tear you down to a point of despair, but rise brethren. Rise from the dust, and brush the dirt of your face. Know, that ALL THE BRETHREN AROUND THE WORLD ARE GOING THROUGH TRIALS, AND THE CLOUD OF WITNESS ABOVE WHO WERE BEFORE US HAVE ALL BEEN THROUGH WHAT YOU ARE EXPERIENCING. And better yet, THE LORD JESUS CHRIST THE FORERUNNER ALSO WENT THROUGH EVERY TEMPTATION YET KNEW NO SIN!

The devil’s time is short and he is angry and going to bring a special warfare against the saints of these times. We must be sober, we must be ready and watching. UNITED together IN CHRIST to stand against the foe. Therefore, it’s time to stand up!

What Is The Religious Demon?

10 Feb
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What is the religious demon? Pastor Pamela Sheppard said this about the religious demon, “The spirit of the Antichrist, is the biblical name for it. It is a fallen angel that imitates God, that masquerades as the Lord or as the Holy Spirit or even as the Father. The whole purpose of this spirit is to kill, steal and destroy your faith in Jesus Christ forever.” She goes on to say, that the spirit of the Antichrist is to get us to blaspheme the Holy Spirit.

The Shock

It’s a stunning, but true revelation. The Antichrist is out to get us at all costs, to cut ourselves off from Christ, as extreme as it is…that is his only goal. Pastor Pam goes on to explain how the Antichrist is a fallen angel of rank and has specific demons under his control fitted for this slaughter. He operates at an endless rate to get as many people to accept him as God and deny the true Christ.

This is not just an ordinary falling away or open rejection, but a calculated, persistent order and direction to lead every person away from God. Why the Antichrist is successful at this is because he is disguised “as” God. To say, people being lead by the Antichrist sincerely believe they are following God and never question it. The Antichrist is at constant work of plotting every move, with such advanced strategy so that we take the steps into losing faith.

Every weakness of yours, in fact everything will be used against you by the Antichrist both in the invisible and visible realm. There are opposing forces constantly against your faith in Jesus Christ. All designed to completely kill it.

How Do You Overcome?

We may have all the forces of hell against us, but remember the gates of hades shall not prevail against the Church of Christ no matter what age, time, or powers that come against her. If you have been born-again, know this well. But, this fact does not mean INDIVIDUALLY. As an individual true, you are the Church of Christ, but the Church is to be ONE body of born-again believers dead and alive and soon to be born-again. So, the first step to overcoming the Antichrist is this very concept: BE IN FELLOWSHIP WITH TRUE BELIEVERS.

Being united with Christ is to be united with His Body or Church. That is a huge blow to the Antichrist. The Antichrist will first need to isolate you off from others, and get you distant (at heart, mind, spirit, etc.) from other believers. Once this is achieved the operation begins to break lose all kinds of accusations, condemnation, fear, deception, and a “covering” over the mind so that light is not as visible. Once a believer is not as receptive to the truth, the heart becomes hardened and then corruption begins. This only leads a believer to a place of hardships. But, the Antichrist may have everything, but the one thing he does not have is THE LORD JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH.

“Putting on” the Lord Jesus IS how to resist the Antichrist since the True Jesus is the conqueror of the Antichrist. When you “have on” the Lord you have on the very STRENGTH to empower you through the trials of the Antichrist.

How The Antichrist Got Me

I was always intrigued by the supernatural, especially at a young age. At ten years old I was already soothsaying. If I lost one of my stuffed animals or toys, I would throw a stick in the air. Whatever direction it pointed to, that’s were the stuffed animal or toy “would be.” Sometimes it worked, sometimes not. This is more the occult demons at work, however it was only to groom me into the influence of the Antichrist.

Once I had touched everything in the occult by the age of 20, I then realized a lot was wrong with me. I got religious by a supernatural voice telling me to read the Bible. I thought the voice was God, and so I obeyed it and began learning the Bible. Once I read about the occult section in the Law I “became conscious of sin.” From there the Antichrist began to work in me. Accusations, condemnation (not conviction) about my sins that drove me to do religious works. My worship as sincere I was, it was not in spirit or truth and was to the Antichrist indirectly. Although I had dropped the occult, I picked up religion, not to mention I became re-exposed to it once I joined charismatic churches.

To say, I simply turned from evil and into a different form of evil. I’d call it “counterfeit good” evil.

Counterfeit Good

Counterfeit good is how the Antichrist got me. Everything I thought was good, was simply a counterfeit inspired by the spirit of the Antichrist. The healing, guidance, revelations, prayers, signs, wonders, tongues, “fire” and everything in-between was all a supernatural counterfeit good to get me into deception.

Only until the REAL HOLY SPIRIT LEAD ME OUT of this deception of the Antichrist in the church did I begin to have freedom from it. And, not only that but the deception of my salvation which the Holy Spirit lead me out of and then in His timing caused me to be born-again IN TRUTH. BUT THIS DOES NOT EXEMPT ME FROM THE ANTICHRIST.

As of recently, I have experienced a different side of the subtle operation of the Antichrist who was a few steps ahead of me. The Antichrist and Satan cannot use the accusations of my old self and sins any longer like they could before I was born again. But, NOW they use a more “tainted” accusation that gets me feeling defeated, wrong, discouraged, and hopeless. They will quietly (trying to imitate the Holy Spirit) in the form of suggestions tell me what I am doing is wrong (no matter what it is), how I need to “touch not, handle not, do not” so forth. Overtime it made me uneasy, and started to take my peace and freedom. Note, that these accusations also came in a “counterfeit good” but THEY WERE NOT OF GOD!

Why does it matter? Even if the accusation may be somewhat true and may lead to a “good”? BECAUSE THEN I WOULD BE OBEYING THE “CONVICTION” OF THE ANTICHRIST WHICH LEADS TO FURTHER DECEPTION!

Wait It Out!

The best thing to do is wait. Wait to see if things are from God. DO NOT ASSUME that apparent goods are of God, because the enemy can use them just to get you on his command.

I have to be honest to say, that this ministry MAY BE OF THE FEW that actually KNOW how to overcome the Antichrist out of THE ENTIRE INHABITED EARTH. I’d have to estimate that billions, yes billions are already under the influence of the Antichrist and Satan’s occult and religious deception. If you are searching for truth you have come to the right place!

It’s time to declare, “I REFUSE TO BE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF THE ANTICHRIST.” Once I asked the Father to expose the presence of the Antichrist and remove any veil of deception, I COULD SEE the “invisible plots” strategically placed in front of me. ALL DESIGNED to destroy my faith…

TAKE HEART and resist the Antichrist, Satan’s specific wicked agent to destroy the faith of the saints.

Ceaseless Arrows From Hell

12 Jan
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We get a glimpse of the spiritual warfare going on by the Apostle Paul’s usual metaphoric language. Of course, there’s much to be said about Ephesians 6:10. But there’s one piece of armor that the Foe wants us to forget (and appears to achieve at doing so at times) while he fires ceaseless arrows from hell…

A Slight Vision

The Wicked One, Satan is the “father of lies” and the “ruler of this world.” He also has 1/3 of the angels who were cast down with him and expelled from heaven. Not to mention evil spirits, the off-spring of fallen angels and humans. All these forces work in a “slaughtering” manner of sinister offense against God’s people. From dusk, to dawn, night and day; they are at work to destroy.

They are armed with weapons, specifically “fiery arrows.” This “fire” is dipped from the pits of the abyss. Scorching hot, and harmful. Note, arrows, the plurality is important. Not, one arrow is fired at you, but many. In fact, multiple at one time, are being flung across the air to shoot you down from your position in Christ. And, these arrows are not shot without care, but diligent precision to strike the target with perfect aim; as if it’d be the most skilled archers known to us.

There is no mercy, no care, no sympathy, but a ceaseless firing of hellish arrows all across the heavenlies all from the Wicked One and his militia. The aim is only to take down the people of God. Destroying the peace they have, the joy they have, the unity they have, the love the have, the zeal they have, and anything good, anything causing harm to their kingdom of darkness is a direct target for a multitude of fiery arrows.

Are You Ignorant Brethren?

When you feel oppressed, suffocated, down and under. When you are not “yourself” or weak. As if, there is a hellish fire of chaos around you that seems unbearable. Or, when you are surrounded and in-conflict, and appear “out numbered” and over-powered. I must ask, “Are you ignorant brethren? Do you not know?” TAKE UP THE SHIELD OF FAITH.

Yes! Do not just stand there, and take the arrows of the devil. Don’t just passively allow these satanic arrows to bombard you, your mind or any faculty of yours! Instead of taking the arrows of the “god of this world.” TAKE UP THE ARMOR OF GOD OF HEAVEN: THE SHIELD OF FAITH. Don’t just “take” or “grab” or “hold” the shield. Take “UP” the shield of faith, with the “strength of the Lord and in the might of His power,” “UP”!

Of all the armor there is, this is the one that is ABOVE ALL, as it’s written, “Above all, take up the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the Wicked One” (Eph. 6:16).

All Means All

This is the power of faith when taken-up, that it is an instant defense against the masses of arrows on fire flung across speedily with precision in the heavenlies. Not one arrow is left aflame. And, do not be doubtful of the shield of faith, because it is an armor of promise, “YE SHALL BE ABLE” says the Apostle, who was a mighty warrior of Christ.

You will have the full assurance of ability to end the burn of the darts from Satan with this shield taken up. I’m sure there is a time at which you remember. A time that you felt near defeat, and overcome. But, then upon your remembering of this blessed shield from the God of Christ, behold: now you are on the attack! For, isn’t the best offense a good defense? And upon this raised solid-plated resilient shield of resistance, the Foe must begin retreat, (as it’s written, “Resist the devil and he will flee from you” [James 4:7]) and plan another scheme to cause your shield to be taken-down.

Be Prepared For That Day

Everyday is a wicked day, but there is that “day” of wickedness. A reserved day of planned attack from the Foe. And, when that day comes you must remember the shield of faith, and to take it up.

Discouragement, fear, doubt, oppression, sin, heaviness, bondage, confusion, deceit, temptations, hindrance, stumbling, trials, tribulations, tests, accusations, lies, yes all the darkness, all the wickedness, curled up into evil arrows soaked in tar and set on fire with profuse ammunition, aimed and ready to be strung at the people of God in Christ………ALL OF IT. IS QUENCHED. By God’s shield of faith TAKEN-UP!

Why Perfectionism?

6 Jan
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Out of all the “isms” why is perfectionism one that can be so frustrating, defeating, and even dangerous? We live in a world with standards that are not of God, but why are we so compelled to think that we must “perfect” what the world demands of us?

The Cause And Issue

Perfectionist often are made to be ones. Often because of being in an environment that demands “perfection.” Which, in most cases is the whole world. Religion, business, work, secular all indeed demand a “perfect” behavior, perfect decisions, perfect understanding, perfect this, that and there! Whether they want to confess that or not…

What then happens, is the person who is in a perfectionism atmosphere and does not understand the truth, they will succumb to the lie of trying to be perfect. Not only that, but also the lie that if you “perfect” those standards, you are “perfect.” Living in this lie of perfectionism in whatever area of life is defeating, simply because the truth always comes around. It comes around to remind us that, “WE ARE NOT PERFECT.” And, then we feel defeated, and continue to drive even more toward perfection. Rather than acknowledge our flaws and continue on humbly, a perfectionist will be consumed by flaws. And this consummation will lead to worry, anxiety, distress, selfish-ambition, deceit, and boasting.

Perfectionism Is An Illusion

The whole concept of being perfect according to the world and religion, is an illusion. Perfect image, behavior, and what not is all an illusion. Jesus Christ of Nazareth was completely perfect to God, and perfected all that God asked of Him. But, what about the world toward Him? They insulted Him, beat Him, betrayed Him, and killed Him. This is to reveal to us, that the world’s standards (religion is part of the world) and ideas of perfection do not align with God’s idea of perfection.

And, indeed even before God we are not perfect, only Christ. And, it’s only by Christ do we have a chance of being “perfect.” When the Scriptures talk about being “perfect” it should be noted NOT as in behavior or image, but as in “whole, complete, full” or “mature.”

Only God can achieve perfection by His work of salvation through Jesus Christ His Son by His Holy Spirit! There’s nothing we can do to be perfect!

Then, How Do We Behave?

The Apostle Paul said, “For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am…” (2 Co 15:9-10).

If anyone knew anything about imperfection, it was Paul as revealed here. But, he did not have an attitude of despair, anger, or fear for not being perfect, but he humbly moved forward with God’s grace. And this is how it should be for us: the grace of God is greater than our imperfections. And, interestingly it is our imperfections that God uses, because His “strength is made perfect through weakness” (2 Co. 12:9). And, He is the God that, “makes the weak strong” (Hebrews 11:34).

You have the freedom to be yourself, weakness, imperfections in all. That’s how you are to behave. It’s the people who embrace their weaknesses, flaws, imperfections, and mistakes before God, but proceed with Him that are made strong, flaws turned to beauty, imperfections turned into fullness, and mistakes turn into wisdom.

Beware Of Pride

“God resists the proud” (James 4:6). Even those who appear “very kind.” Many times the driving force behind a perfectionist is fear and pride. Pride, working to maintain this “perfect image” of spotless reputation according to false standards. Fear, working to keep the perfectionist in bondage to not be imperfect, or make error, or be seen as flawed.

Know, as we mention before, that God will resist any person with pride. And, the very flaws that you attempt to cover up. All the imperfections you attempt to conceal, are the very things that need exposure. Exposing imperfections is “humbling yourself.” And with that, you will receive grace from God. But, continue to be a perfectionist and you will be resisted by God.

Talk with our ministry about your imperfections, we can help you! All of us are far away from perfectionism. And have been through it ourselves. There’s no shame we have toward you and your imperfections…

How to Pray: Exposing Common Misconceptions

4 Jan

Most people don’t realize there is lack of knowledge when it comes to how to pray. Many assume that we need to tell God how he must handle our lives and the lives of others. This often leads to controlling, witchcraft like prayers that only do more harm than good. The underlying problem, first of all, that is causing people to have problems on knowing how to pray according to God’s accord, is that there are countless, untold masses that have had false conversions.

Before, establishing faithful prayer with God, those who have had a false conversion must realize they had one, renounce it, and overturn it.

The false conversion was started by a preacher named Charles Finney who in the 1830’s, introduced the I accept Jesus practice. Before the persuasion to “accept Jesus” took over, the gospel of Jesus was focused on and there was knowledge that salvation is given to us by God not of ourselves.

A historic document was prepared in 1689 called the Second London Baptist Confession, and was written by Particular Baptists, who held to a Calvinistic Soteriology in England to give a formal expression of their Christian faith from a Baptist perspective. This confession, like the Westminster Confession of Faith (1646) and the Savoy Declaration (1658), was written by Puritans who were concerned that their particular church organisation reflect what they perceived to be Biblical teaching. Because it was adopted by the Philadelphia Association of Baptist Churches in the 18th century, it is also known as the Philadelphia Confession of Faith. The confession was first published in London in 1677 under the title “A confession of Faith put forth by the Elders and Brethren of many Congregations of Christians, Baptized upon Profession of their Faith in London and the Country.

This document highlights man, by his fall into a state of sin, has completely lost all ability of will to perform any of the spiritual good which accompanies salvation. In short, the document shows that man is not reliable enough to choose God because his free will is too corrupt. So clearly, the Holy Spirit was in the church, prior to Charles Finney and the sinner’s prayer treachery.

So when you accept Jesus, what is happening is many are worshiping a fallen angel religious evil spirit, pretending to be Jesus and that fallen angel is interepting their prayers. This leads people to be led astray when it comes to how to pray. The devil is confusing them, keeping them in darkness, and preventing them from praying with faith in God instead of fear. There is also the tendency to pray according to what one wants to satisfy their own flesh, wants, and needs, oftentimes these needs are entirely selfish and is not in line with what God has in store for them.

Want to pray to God in a way where you are able to be led in truth and down his path? When you pray, ask the Lord to expose the darkness surrounding you. You may be surprised what God reveals to you, as many who have done this have been shown just how much darkness and deception Satan has kept them in bondage to. He may also reveal what you are doing to repeatedly keep yourself in the dark and allow yourself to be easy prey to the devils schemes and deception.

Whether born again or not, you can learn a lot about God when you pray, yet praying according to God’s will is important. For the born again Christian, prayer is a special way to communicate with God and continue to build in your understanding of his ways so that you may better serve him but it is crucial to find out if you mistakenly are worshiping the fake Jesus.

During salvation, God comes to you, he calls you in his due time, he will show you your true wicked ways, when he is ready, and the Holy Spirit will lead you to repent. The key thing to understand is that God and the Holy Spirit shows this to you. Yes mans free will is granted and one of the multitudes of gifts from God, but when it comes to the grace of salvation from the life, death, and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, this gift is a supernatural experience, a gift entirely given by God; it is not of our own doing but God and the Holy Spirit leads us to salvation. He gives us the faith to believe in the death and ressurection of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

Such confusion about how to pray often has to do with folks underestimating God’s wisdom and fear often intertwines among this thinking. We then often think we must tell God what he must do for us in order to fix everything, leading us down the wrong path when it comes to how to pray. Often times when trouble arises in life, fear sets in, all common sense goes out the window, and leads to frantic prayers that may draw more fear, misunderstanding to your life.

Prayer IS a valuable form of communication with God, but it is essential to be conscious of whether we are going about it the wrong way. So let us consider wisdom when we come to terms of whether we even need to pray or not.

Many fail to understand that part of wisdom is being careful, observant, and knowing when to speak and when to listen (Proverbs 29: 3-11). An example that you may have already received God’s wisdom, would be, God revealing to you that you have put yourself under bondage to the devil by doing witchcraft, occult practices ( yoga, visiting psychic mediums, meditation, reading tarot cards, ) and yet still professing to be a Chriatian, as a result this is the reason you are battling with demons.

For help on how to pray, focus on exposure of what is hidden and what is God’s will, what does he intend for you. If you realize you where worshipping the fake Jesus and still struggling with ritualistic prayer, try letting go of expectating your every need and desire to be granted to you. Recognize that God does not grant us our every wish. Sometimes what we think is best for us, God may not think the same. Take hold of your God given common sense as your guide when you are making decisions, even difficult ones; when they are difficult remove your emotional hang ups and try to decide with logic, reasoning, and rational thought: and when you do this you may find that you may not need to pray. Allow yourself to be rid of a false conversion and worshipping the fake Jesus, so that one day God will birth you in his due time to be a new creature in Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Then, enjoy prayer with an established faith and foundation with God.

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My Lips Were Near, But My Heart Was Not

31 Dec

In my religious times I was much like how the young Saul was. Zealous, “blameless” or very self-righteous. When I would go to worship, I’d be the one standing out the most. Hands in the air, singing with all my heart, you get the idea. Despite how genuine I was, “My lips were near, but my heart was not.”

Pharisee Hearts

The Lord Jesus during His earthly ministry rebuked the Pharisees and said the prophesy of Isiah was fulfilled because of them. “These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but their hearts is far from Me” (Matt. 15:6-8)

A Pharisee heart or a religious heart is this very concept. Mouths and lips that praise, sing, and boast about God, but hearts that do not know God or draw near to Him. I know this for fact, even in my “sincerity” I did not have a heart that knew God, or was close to Him. I was even the one who would judgmentally observe others and see this very verse be true to others! But, despite what I thought, I didn’t know the reality of my heart in it’s sinful nature.

You Need A New Heart To Be Near

The only way any heart can be near to God is being born-again in Christ. A heart that is in bondage to the fallen-spirit, is still under the power of Satan. It’s a heart “desperately wicked.” Even the apparent “good” the heart may do, it’s still in bondage to deceit and error.

This was why only my lips and mouth during my times as a “Pharisee” could draw near to God. No matter how hard I tried, my heart remained far off.

Self-Praise Motivated

The “God” I knew (which was not really God) and worshiped I truly believed by my efforts I would earn special favor. I did not find this to be true at the time, but now I see. I see, that I really was all about my self. The “God” I zealously served, and everything I did was for MYSELF.

Many people would compliment me, and I would say “Praise God.” Thinking I’d glorify Him, but my heart did not meet those words. Simply, because “God” was not involved, it was ME. So, in all my praise it was all about praising my SELF!

A New Heart Near God

Once the Holy Spirit worked salvation in me by means of the faith of God given to me to believe in the Gospel, I received a new spirit and a new heart. A “heart of flesh” with the Law written on it. I remember first thinking, “I actually KNOW God.” Part of knowing God is being NEAR to Him.

At the Cross is when I truly felt MY SEPARATED DISTANT HEART from God. I didn’t ever realize it until then. My stony heart was HUMBLED!

Are You Near?

Part of the reality check our hearts need is, Are they near to God IN TRUTH? In truth specifically means a heart being made new by means of the rebirth in Christ.

Finding out your hearts true distance before God, is a step to possibly closing that distance. EXAMINE YOUR SALVATION with our ministry, to make sure your heart is in the right place!