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A Profile of A Religious Detox

10 Oct

By Gloria

As a member of RESCUE who has experienced being set free from demons, one of the things that surprised me as I went through counseling and detoxed from religion was the fact that I had engaged in witchcraft without my knowledge. Looking back I never interacted with people who engaged in witchcraft. In fact, to my knowledge,i never even read occult books or watched any occult shows. I considered such things as the worship of the devil— pure evil which i didn’t want to be associated with.

Consequently, It was shocking and humbling to discover that some of my self- righteous religious acts were no different from those of a new age practitioner . So even though I never engaged in the occult, it was shocking to discover that I learned witchcraft practices in the Institutional Church.

Witchcraft can simply be defined as the practice of magic, the use of spells and invoking spirits.

There are several ways that I was duped into witchcraft while attending an Institutional church.

Witchcraft Prayers

I owned several spiritual warfare books and recited statements that involved commanding “angels”, the stars, planets and even God. I would bind the devil and cast him back to hell. These prayers used scripture out of context. For sure, no human can command God to do anything, so to think otherwise is foolish. We lie to ourselves if we think God is at our beck and call.

To command the sun, moon, planets and stars is delusional, but to command angels has a dangerous spin to it. Gods’ angels do not accept our invitations or instructions but fallen angels do, in order for the devil to have legal right to be in your life, you have to invite him in.

My invitation to these fallen angels had severe consequences. I started suffering from demonic torment – my mind, body and soul was under constant attack. My fear grew greatly as the attacks would happen mainly at night.

During prayer meetings, people used to be manipulated to change their ways by being shamed in public prayers where intercessors would air out people’s issues. When ministers control & manipulate people’s behavior, their actions are a clear sign of witchcraft. There are many examples of how people are controlled in the church and public prayer is one of the them.

Religious Rituals

To counter the demonic torment that I suffered from, I turned to more rituals – applying anointing oil on my bed, door, windows, ceilings and on myself. Inviting the Holy Spirit to come in and fill my apartment, I played worship music and recited bible verses and prayers. None of this helped, In fact, I simply added fuel to the fire. My religious acts were also motivated by fear not faith.

Bibliomancy

I would also, seek out random passages in the Bible and apply them to my life with no regard for the context. I also used it to “decree and declare” my future and pray for certain events to occur. This practice which I was taught in the church actually comes from the Middle ages where people who practiced divination would open the bible and whichever page they landed upon, they would read out the scripture and use it to give spiritual insight into what they are looking for. I was pretty much behaving like my own psychic.

Worshipping in the flesh

The Bridal paradigm in the church has brought about the increase of love songs to Jesus which are disguised as praise and worship songs. Everytime I engaged in a worship session, I would feel warm and tingly in my chest, I assumed that these were “feelings of God’s love” overflowing in me. These experiences were short lived which caused me to depend upon an emotional roller-coaster. The more I felt unloved,the more needed to attend more worship sessions to feel loved. I’ve come to learn that love is not a feeling & more importantly the Holy Spirit does not entertain our flesh. These manifestations of “love” were all sensual and had nothing to do with the Spirit of God. True believers of the Lord Jesus have to worship in Spirit & in Truth.

In the New Idolatry, Pastor Pam Sheppard writes in detail how witchcraft has infiltrated the Institutional Church, One part that stood out to me is how a new age practitioner and a Charismatic Christian could address a similar issue using methods that many would assume are worlds apart, when in reality, they actually are similar and run parallel to each other. Below is an excerpt from the book:-

“For the sake of comparison, consider how both a new age practitioner and a Charismatic Christian would approach a typical problem, namely, a woman seeking to stop the infidelity of a lover or husband. From the occultist, the woman might be required to purchase a defense enchantment like burying her man’s shirt at full moon, while pronouncing a curse or a magic formula seven times. As the shirt wears out and disintegrates in the ground overtime, so also will the man’s love for the other woman fade and dissolve.

Both the occultists and those deceived by charismatic teachings rely on the credulity and readiness of those they counsel and advise. In like manner, charismatic witchcraft might approach this classic problem from a variety of religious perspectives, with the twist that God is made amenable to the woman’s plans. Supernatural dreams and visions labeled the discerning of spirits, a word of wisdom, a word of knowledge and prophecy, intercessory prayers of “binding and loosing” and the taking of scripture out of their natural context and applying them to the woman’s personal agenda are the primary methods of choice. In this instance, the woman might be advised to pray over her man’s side of the bed, anoint it with oil or holy water, name it and claim it by sending forth evil prayers against her man’s lover, in unsavory ways unbefitting to Jesus Christ, and pray controlling, manipulative prayers to change the man’s behavior.Rather than deal openly with the issues of infidelity, sin and spousal abuse, Charismatics are infamous for seeking “the supernatural solution.”

To my dismay, I learned, that many practices both in and out of the church that are widely accepted as normal today actually have their origins in witchcraft. I thank God for my deliverance journey that started when I reached out to Pastor Pam who walked me through the deliverance process, helped me break my false conversion and discard false teachings. I got healed from my torment once I received the truth about the Lord Jesus Christ.

Since we live in such deceptive times, you could be engaging in witchcraft practices, totally unaware. The danger in doing so is you open yourself up to the spiritual world and give demons legal rights to enter your life and run it amok.

If you need to learn more on how witchcraft got widely accepted in the church and how to avoid being deceived get a copy of “The New Idolatry” at

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Witchcraft and Deception, the Lust of the Flesh

1 Aug

Those whom the Lord saves who were accustomed to supernatural experiences like telekinesis, poltergeist and other magical  types of manifestations will try to explain such phenomena  with scriptures. They rationalize and continue to believe that  psychic phenomena  are  the gift of miracles.

For example, I was just born again a year or so when I spoke to a storm and it seemed that I stopped it.   It was one of those summer storms.  My clothes were drying on an outside line and I had just settled down in my backyard in a lawn chair with a cool drink when the sky got dark and the winds kicked up.  I stood up, spoke directly to the storm and commanded it to leave.  I kid you not, it rained all around my backyard, but not a drop fell where I dwelled.  The sun came back out, shined only above  me, while the entire neighborhood was flooded with rain. It was quite a deluge.  So of course, I connected this incident to the Lord speaking to a storm and what He said about speaking to mountains as my biblical “confirmation.   I look back now and I realize that this manifestation was not from God.  The motive?  To make me  into a signs and wonders, charismatic freak. The fallen angel responsible was quite successful.  It didn’t take much to turn me into granola—a fruit, a nut and a flake!

Here is the crux of the problem.  As a product of New Age occultism, Christians with psychic phenomena in their past remain ignorant of the deception of the mighty foe.  So once born again, each of us has been assigned a religious/witchcraft spirit entity whose job is to seek every opportunity to buffet us with counterfeits of the gifts of the Holy Ghost that seem to be from God..   The assigned fallen angel or demon waits for an element of the flesh  to manifest itself in the new believer, in order to gain his master’s end.  The Apostle Paul calls that aspect of our flesh by the name of witchcraft.  Like Simon the Sorcerer, we carry in our flesh a lust for the supernatural that the enemy works with. Since  occultists are trained to expect the supernatural, hidden in our flesh remains the same desire AFTER we are saved.

How did I overcome? My story is in “Come Out of Her, God’s People.”

I experienced  many dealings of the flesh—many trials, tribulations and tests.

Being put to death in the flesh goes on and on.  Overcoming was not finished in one mighty stroke.  The Holy Spirit covered all bases, first dealing  with my ambition for the 3 p’s of prestige, prominence and power.   What helped me is that even when I was a sinner,  I was  a lover of the truth.  So I became one who sought spiritual truth at all cost. Also,  as Paul was assigned a religious demon–a thorn in his flesh–to develop him, so was I.

I am a overcomer because my religious demon presented me with trials and temptations  to overcome. From 1977-2003, —26 years–the religious demon was in the driver’s seat  regarding charismatic manifestations. I was completely duped.  Yet in 2003—, once I prayed “Lord, show me the darkness that is around me,”—  all things continue to be exposed.

In every test, I had the choice of going down and being crushed by the spirit of the anti-christ  or rising up in spirit victory.  I ROSE UP!

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Say No To Charismatic Divination: It’s Not Prophecy! by Pam Sheppard

18 Nov

“Divination within the organized church community is called “prophecy” or discernment. Power hungry folk aim at controlling the lives and destinies of gullible people. Pulpits are filled with diviners and soothsayers—“charismatic hype masters”—that have no other message but one that caters to our flesh. Like the occult card layers, the divination of old has progressively worsened in our time because the “church community” is flooded with countless pseudo-prophets as it sweeps across worldwide Christendom, it leaves some devastated people in its path.

Has any one spoken a word into your life that you now know was not from God?”

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The Devil Uses the Psalms

19 Feb

fb_45Don’t ever, ever do the nightly reciting of the Psalms 91 or Psalm 37. Even though the psalms are in the bible, to use them in that way is witchcraft. It is not keeping you safe, it is putting you in more danger.

If you need protection, it just doesn’t work like that. The outcome of a situation is up to God’s sovereign will. I don”t know what religious background you come from, but in the Charismatic churches I grew up in, we were always taught to do that, to recite scripture out loud, and that was “the sword of the spirit,” and that it would defeat the enemy. As a matter of fact, my mom had me reciting Psalms 91 every night specifically! Throughout my life, I would often speak it if I felt I was in danger or needed protection.

I’m not saying it doesn’t work. It may very well work, but it’s not because God is the one doing the protecting. It is the fallen angels doing it.They are the ones to respond to those kinds of prayers, not the true God. So to make that work would be praying to and receiving from devils.

The problem with the teaching of reciting scriptures out loud for that purpose is that it assumes that control is in our hands, and that reciting those scriptures is a way of enforcing that control. Control is in God’s hands and not ours. He did not intend for us to use His Word in that way. Doing so, of course a person has good intentions, they don’t know it’s witchcraft, but that doesn’t stop the evil entities from taking it as an invitation, as ground they can use to operate in your life.

The only right way is to ask God for protection is according to His will. It’s up to what He wills to do, it’s not up to us to decide and make it happen by means of reciting scripture. But if a person isn’t born again, they shouldn’t pray at all, because those prayers will not be heard from the Father, but heard and answered by Sananda. To pray for protection would do more harm than good.

You’d be better off with no protection than with protection by the fake Jesus aka Jesus Sananda. He protects people like how a pimp “protects” his hoes. Yeah, he’ll protect them from the men, but only because those men threaten his property. In the meantime, he will abuse, beat, and exploit his women all he wants to. He only keeps them “safe” so he can use them to his own ends, as opposed to them being used to somebody else’s. He’s not really protecting his women. He’s protecting his commodity, which is ultimately just protecting himself. Protection from Sananda’s angels is the exact same thing. Yeah, they’ll protect you, because they want you as their property to exploit, they’re not about to let somebody else steal their exploit. Like, if a farmer has a pig he is fattening up to cook for Christmas. He’ll protect that pig from wild animals, but only because he wants to be the one to eat the pig.

to learn more about how the enemy operates, click here.

Freedom From Witchcraft Spells and Sex Magic

13 Dec

Witchcraft spells and sex magic, is the topic of this series of blog posts. What does a believer need to know about witchcraft? As the apostle Paul said, the devil stalks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Let us remain vigilant and alert to his dirty tricks and demonic wiles. How do witches take control of their victims? What exact tactics do they employ?

In the last article…

In the last article, Patrice, an x-witch turned Christian, gave us an inside look into the kingdom of darkness, and how she used sex magic, as a means of domination and control. I wanted Patrice to give us more details on how witches can put folks into bondage. Sex magic and love spells are meant to force victims into unwanted sexual relationships. In the case of sex magic, the witch wants to enslave victims into sexual relations.

Beware…Be vigilant and be advised…

If you suspect that your under this type of witchcraft spell, Patrice’s insights may be of help to you. But my best suggestion is that you sign-up for mentoring with Pam Sheppard. Pam Sheppard has over 25 years of pastoral experience. Her expertise in deliverance mentoring, is second to none. Visit Pams website today at http://www.pamsheppard.com If you need help, she will set you free over telephone, so call 5i8-477-5759.

The Spirit of Jezebel Is A Personality Flaw

19 Nov

THE SPIRIT OF JEZEBEL IS A PERSONALITY FLAW

Paul taught the Galatians that witchcraft  and idolatry are “works of the flesh.” A work of the flesh is simply a character flaw of the old sin nature BEFORE Christ that lingers on if the person does not submit him or herself to the cross. To submit to the cross is to allow the Holy Spirit to progressively break you in both your personality and your character traits.So what does this mean, exactly. Does it mean that demons are not involved in a “work of the flesh?” Absolutely not. Witchcraft and idolatry are demonic practices. What it DOES mean is that people who have witchcraft in them as a work of the flesh—a personality flaw— are more susceptible to demonic influence, particularly religious demons and devils.

I have witnessed too many manifestations of evil spirits in ALL of the works of the flesh, so clearly there are two definitions of witchcraft and idolatry. Where a work of the flesh is a personality type that is predisposed to demonic involvement, the actual act of witchcraft and idolatry are demonic practices. When demons are looking for “human workers” to implement their agenda, they target people who already have witchcraft and idolatry built into their persona as “a work of the flesh.”Along these lines, the witchcraft demon is attracted to a person with a soul that is predisposed to the three (3) “P”s of position, prestige and power. Those who wish to dominate, to acquire fame and prominence, can become a safe haven for the witchcraft/control demon.

In such cases, the captive’s own personality will be a secure place in which demons of a similar nature will be able to hide and secretly function. This is because no one will suspect that the captive’s ambitious striving for control and domination is demonic because the captive has continued to demonstrate over time a steady pattern that propels them to seek power. Consequently, everyone just assumes that the captive is simply being true to his nature or character and therefore, doesn’t have a demon. The witchcraft demon will also hide within weaker personalities.

For example, there are those who wear a facade of false humility, who appear to be very self-effacing and passive. They call themselves “helpful and tactful.” They court a person in leadership, pretending to be a supportive helper. Yet , deep within his or her soul is a striving to “be somebody.” I am reminded of the Bette Davis movie of the 50’s called “All About Eve.” Our generation calls them “suck ups” or “behind kissers/” They appear to idolize there leader when in fact, they want to replace the one they pretend to emulate.  People with this kind of soul will offer up many testimonies of their inadequacies and their lack of ambition, yet when confronted, they will show in their actions that they are not at all convinced of their own unworthiness.

In fact, when there is even a minor concern or question about their actions or motives in a particular situation, they will become extremely defensive and resentful. If others show a tendency to take their self-belittling attitude and recriminations seriously, a seething anger may erupt that is out of balance and extreme. For instance, while the so-called “humble” will proclaim their unworthiness, a witchcraft demon will cause them to make great demands for consideration and admiration from others. The witchcraft spirit will rise up and expose itself in these “low key” people, presenting a strong unwillingness to accept even the slightest degree of criticism.

You will find many people like this among professing Christians.  They are passive on the outside but inside, they are seething, ravenous wolves who will use a soft,  humble demeanor and manner as a weapon to bring others down.  Repressed anger and envy has opened passive-aggressive people to a religious demon. In such cases, passivity masquerades as humility or “niceness.”. The inner hostilities are hidden from view by a veneer of a pretended politeness, feigned fair play and an appearance of good fellowship.  This “front” is a coverup used in subtle ways to move against perceived enemies in an effort to shame others with their “nice” behavior.  The facade consists of pretenses, hidden fears and some genuine caring mixed in with an ability to make YOU look bad in comparison to THEM.

Here is a quote from “Faces of the Religious Demon:”

One of the many motives of a religious demon is “to kill the prophets of God.” Religious demons will seek those by nature who have a jealous, envious spirit, hostile and rebellious to all spiritual authority. Like a shark or a snake, these captives can be most cleverly vicious and dangerous, particularly to those who are called into the fivefold ministry.  For example, these captives will circle the lives of others within the congregation, looking for teachable, fleeceable, controllable disciples of his or her own. For those with a religious demon  like to birth disciples unto themselves, disciples that will eat a false doctrine from their tables. Toward this end, some of these captives will seek out others who are in rebellion, yet who are weak, wounded, or those who are already in conflict with their spiritual leaders authority.”

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The spirit of Jezebel is a personality flaw that religious demons find conducive to use to attack a man or a woman of God. Like Judas, their end is the way of destruction. The religious demon will ultimately destroy its host or hostess.

HOW DEMONS USE THE WEAK TO DEFEAT THE STRONG

9 Nov

HOW DEMONS USE THE WEAK TO DEFEAT THE STRONG
By Pam Sheppard

The religious demon will cause the captive to be in a constant state of irritation when others are “disobedient” or “noncompliant” to his suggestions, recommendations & instructions. Any kind of delay or necessity to wait may even lead to outbursts of temper that may also erupt into rage. Demons will also work to cause the captive to minimize such outbursts so as to cause him to be ill prepared for a future eruption that will lead to a disaster that demons have secretly planned for years.

In such cases, the  demon will align itself with a spirit of death. The spirit of death specializes in accidents, suicide and murder. The devil comes to steal, kill and destroy. The demons also work well when the captive is unaware of his own bossy behavior. Even if the captive  becomes hostile and angry when things don’t go his way, the witchcraft demon will cause him to still insist that he is merely a gentle and meek soul who is provoked into anger because the brethren are so ill-advised in their rebellion against him. The rage arising from the rebellion of significant others may be hidden to such an extent that the captive may not even recognize why he feels depressed and tired. Only accurate observation can gradually and progressively uncover the connection between the captive’s desire to control others and how this desire must be broken by the Holy Ghost.

If the captive begins to recognize the connection between his pride, his desire to control others, and his fatigue, depression and anxiety, he will be able to successfully prepare the ground of his soul for the expulsion of the witchcraft demon. In fact, quite often, when a captive is able to resist personal pride, frequently  demons  flee on their own, without the necessity of casting them out.

The witchcraft demon can hide in a person who naturally has a strong personality as well as a person who appears to have a low self-image. Every newborn comes into this world a sinner, yet tooting his own horn. Infants learn quickly how to have a temper tantrum by screaming to get its needs met. Babies have the power to control their adult parents with  screams of temper. Jesus said that the meek would inherit the earth. A meek person is one who puts the Lord’s will before his own and complies and submits to the word of God in spite of his own desires and feelings.

Yet, somehow,  demons can and  will use the seemingly weak to inherit or “own” the souls of others. Religious demons  use “the weak” to bring guilt trips, condemnation and accusations against those who have a strength of character that they themselves lack. This is the religious  demon at its best because the weak seem to be so helpless in their attempts to control people with “love and affection,” they can set a strong trap for the unsuspecting. This is the manner in which the witchcraft demon very often enters into parent/child relationships, a situation that is conducive to a demonic soul tie..” In this particular conversation regarding witchcraft predispositions of the human soul, suffice it to say that the domineering character flaw is the pursuit of power and control.

The blind side is that witchcraft does not necessarily manifest itself with open hostility towards others. In fact, it is often disguised in socially acceptable ways, like  giving unsolicited advice, seeking to manage other people’s affairs, or taking a helpful initiative in problem solving—the butinski personality type. So keep your eyes opened so that you can see beyond the blind side.

For more on  how various demons sneakily  work on  different personality types, you need “Faces of the Religious Demon.”

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HOW DEMONS USE THE WEAK TO DEFEAT THE STRONG

9 Nov

HOW DEMONS USE THE WEAK TO DEFEAT THE STRONG
By Pam Sheppard

The religious demon will cause the captive to be in a constant state of irritation when others are “disobedient” or “noncompliant” to his suggestions, recommendations & instructions. Any kind of delay or necessity to wait may even lead to outbursts of temper that may also erupt into rage. Demons will also work to cause the captive to minimize such outbursts so as to cause him to be ill prepared for a future eruption that will lead to a disaster that demons have secretly planned for years.

In such cases, the  demon will align itself with a spirit of death. The spirit of death specializes in accidents, suicide and murder. The devil comes to steal, kill and destroy. The demons also work well when the captive is unaware of his own bossy behavior. Even if the captive  becomes hostile and angry when things don’t go his way, the witchcraft demon will cause him to still insist that he is merely a gentle and meek soul who is provoked into anger because the brethren are so ill-advised in their rebellion against him. The rage arising from the rebellion of significant others may be hidden to such an extent that the captive may not even recognize why he feels depressed and tired. Only accurate observation can gradually and progressively uncover the connection between the captive’s desire to control others and how this desire must be broken by the Holy Ghost.

If the captive begins to recognize the connection between his pride, his desire to control others, and his fatigue, depression and anxiety, he will be able to successfully prepare the ground of his soul for the expulsion of the witchcraft demon. In fact, quite often, when a captive is able to resist personal pride, frequently  demons  flee on their own, without the necessity of casting them out.

The witchcraft demon can hide in a person who naturally has a strong personality as well as a person who appears to have a low self-image. Every newborn comes into this world a sinner, yet tooting his own horn. Infants learn quickly how to have a temper tantrum by screaming to get its needs met. Babies have the power to control their adult parents with  screams of temper. Jesus said that the meek would inherit the earth. A meek person is one who puts the Lord’s will before his own and complies and submits to the word of God in spite of his own desires and feelings.

Yet, somehow,  demons can and  will use the seemingly weak to inherit or “own” the souls of others. Religious demons  use “the weak” to bring guilt trips, condemnation and accusations against those who have a strength of character that they themselves lack. This is the religious  demon at its best because the weak seem to be so helpless in their attempts to control people with “love and affection,” they can set a strong trap for the unsuspecting. This is the manner in which the witchcraft demon very often enters into parent/child relationships, a situation that is conducive to a demonic soul tie..” In this particular conversation regarding witchcraft predispositions of the human soul, suffice it to say that the domineering character flaw is the pursuit of power and control.

The blind side is that witchcraft does not necessarily manifest itself with open hostility towards others. In fact, it is often disguised in socially acceptable ways, like  giving unsolicited advice, seeking to manage other people’s affairs, or taking a helpful initiative in problem solving—the butinski personality type. So keep your eyes opened so that you can see beyond the blind side.

For more on  how various demons sneakily  work on  different personality types, you need “Faces of the Religious Demon.”

www.lulu.com/content/357089 soft cover
www.lulu.com/content/11647727 e-book

PRIDE IS YOUR ENEMY!

14 Oct

The devil's deception was broken in my life because I am quick to admit to error and I am not a people pleaser.

Facebook is a place where everyone wants to teach and be heard and few want their followers to know that they don’t know very much.   Rebellion and belligerance is very apparent in their various posts which portrays a rebellious  spirit. Since rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, many facebook teachers are in the hands of the enemy and God has turned some of  them over to strong delusion. 

 There are some teachers on fb that have actually put people in bondage with their teachings.  I won’t call any names but the truth is that their pride keeps them from being teachable. The enemy loves pride because deception is made easy when we think more highly of ourselves then we ought to think. I am not an advocate of the world’s self esteem teaching that has been adopted by the religious world.  Self esteem as defined by the world is when the world has high regards for you.  You are accepted, found to be worthy and considered competent. In other words, worldly self esteem is rooted in what others think of you. And for this reason, those who seek worldly favor will compromise to obtain and sustain the world’s approval.  Christians of this persuasion find that they are always trying to fit in and in so doing, they disobey the Lord’s will to please others.

I have purposed and established in my heart that my self esteem is found in Jesus Christ.  The Lord is the only one I need to please because I love truth. When the motives of the heart are not pure, truth will be hidden.  To be pure is to be clear, articulate, unclouded understanding.  Not confused, covered up or clandestine. When something is not pure, it is defiled.  To defile is to contaminate or to pollute.  When the heart is not pure, then Satan’s job is easy because defilement has come from within US, usually because of pride. For pride begins with what we say in our hearts and what we believe in our minds. Jeus linked pride to adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy and foolishness. (Mark 7:20-22) A proud mind is not pure because it thinks, feels and behaves in ways that suggest that we think too highly of ourselves.

Pride, self esteem and vanity deny and conceal the truth. These 3 traits will pull you away from the Lord’s will by quenching and grieving the Holy Spirit and your spirit will become blocked from God’s revelation about what is to come.  Pride is also PHONY. Nothing real about it because it puts forth a facade or an act. Pride will cause you to deny your feelings, and pretend so much that you even fool yourself.  But the devil is not fooled. He knows when you are “fronted” before him in your effort to appear to be in control, putting forth that lie when you routinely boast that you are blessed by God. As you over compensate, pride will prevent you from admitting that you need help and therfore the enemy can use your pride to block you from crucial resourses.

The proud religious person must ALWAYS appear to be knowlegeable and therefore he or she will never admit to not knowing or understanding a verse of scripture, because they are concerned that others will think them stupid and so they will even lie to cover up their ignorance or their weakness as they  hide the truth to protect their religious image. Such people are already in the hands of  a religious demon. Pride goeth before a fall!

A proud person is not wise either. They make stupid, even costly mistakes. As vanity is excessive pride, a vain person’s conceit will bring sure destruction for self deception is an open doorway to failure.  Proud people :

  • are outraged when others they that they are superior to them
  • are defensive, always justifying themselves
  • are critical in their efforts to tear down others to build themselves up
  • will hunger for prestige by seeking praise and approval from others
  • adopt the ways of those they are trying to please.
  • make EVERYTHING personal.
  • will live in the past and hunger for “the good old days.”

To the proud I  declare that the world did not create you. The world did not redeem you. When you justify yourself before men, you establish them as your lord with authority and you enable the enemy to deceive you. Remember. God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble.

If you are too proud to admit that you have been worshipping the fake Jesus, you are trapped in a pit of religion.  There is help available.  Come join our facebook group. Either comment in this post or send a message to www.facebook.com/pamela.sheppard.911 

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Cultural Witchcraft:Breaking the Power of a Controlling Mother

8 Oct

Minister Marlene

Is your mother a controlling mother? Do you turn into a four year old every time your mother is in view? Have you been spending your life, trying to please a manipulative mother, who is never satisfied, no matter what you do?

Does your mother try to run your life, because she thinks she knows what’s best for you, your children, AND your spouse? If you answered ” yes ” to any of the above questions, your sweet Mom might just have a controlling spirit. This article will usher you into the manipulating, suffocating world of mothers, who are dead set on controlling their children.

What does the Bible say?

Controlling Mother

A controlling mother may simply quote the Bible if she feels you slipping from her influence, manipulating the word of God to control you. The word of God commands us to honor our father and our mother. But if a dominating mother is using this scripture to manipulate and control your actions and decisions, something is wrong.
 Controlling mothers forget that the scripture also says that fathers (and mothers) should not provoke their children to wrath. Even so, we know from scripture that those who practice manipulation and domination are practicing witchcraft. Not only that, but their spirits are rebellious. Ask yourself if your controlling mother’s plans for you, line up with God’s plans for you. In other words, you can’t live your life according to the plans of others.
Consider This…
There are all kinds of people in the world, just as there are all kinds of mothers. Not every mother is godly. Not every mother is saved. And not every mother is emotionally stable. You’ll have to examine the behavior of your own mother, to see if it lines up with scripture. For example, the word of God says that we are to leave our mothers, and cling to our spouse. Therefore, when controlling mothers insist on ruling over their children, they are in error. You love your mother. Therefore, you may want to defer to her, even if  she’s controlling.
 Yet, the word of God opposes such a choice. We often forget that if the Son has made us free, we are free indeed. So then, why live  a life of misery when trying to comply? Why obey a domineering controlling mother if her demands  are out of sinc with your own salvation?  Trying to please a controlling spirit, no matter who they are is really sin. It may be hard to wrap your head around this, but you must ask yourself whether your mother’s bias plans agree with Gods plans for you.
If your mother insists on ruling your life, your children’s lives and your husband’s life, she is rebuking your adulthood. Such a mother, wants you under her coat tails.
 A controlling mother is selfish, and unconcerned with how you feel. A controlling mother, has no qualms about hurting your feelings. A controlling mother has developmental problems of her own, for whatever reason. Yet, you can still honor an emotionally abusive mother, while protecting your own emotional health. For example, you can distance and/or limit your time with her. If a controlling mother refuses to acknowledge her domineering ways, you have your emotional health to consider.
Forgive Your Mother and Be Wise in Your Dealings with her…
If you have suffered in the hands of a controlling mother, know that you did not make her this way. It is not your responsibility to try and change her. Only God can soften hearts. You will end up with additional emotional stress, when trying to change a controlling spirit. Controlling spirits need deliverance. Perhaps your mother suffered under the controls of her own mother. Perhaps she did not. Either way, it’s completely useless to argue with spirits. Seek peace and pursue it. Sometimes, the peace you seek, will come by seperation. If you continue to put up with binding controls from a mother who dismisses your adulthood, peace will flee away from you. Your world will consist of drama, confusion and shame. Have you ever felt quilty for standing up to a fault finding mother? If you have, believe me, I know what you are talking about.
What About the Cultural Differences…
I had a very interesting conversation with Pam Sheppard regarding culture, and controlling mothers. I was never one to say that certain cultures had certain characteristics. But I find that I was wrong about this. Pam and I briefly discussed how culture plays a part in the way mothers interact with their children. Pam and I are from West Indian parentage, and there are major differences in the way we were brought up, in comparison to our American friends.
 In addition, I was born in England, so there are some difference in my own approach to life. I tend to display the British over politeness. Anyway, Pam really shed some light on the topic. My eyes were opened! My own mother was a very strong figure in my life. She had an Island pride, and forcefulness about herself. Her personality scared me, when I was a young girl. I noticed this with all the females in my family. They all seemed to lead their households with an iron fist, with no apology to husband, or anyone else.  They also  followed the age old adage, that children should be seen and not heard. To say that Island parents are old school is an understatement.
Find out more…
To find out More on this and the topic of culture and controlling mothers, my best advice is that you read Pam Sheppard’s books on the topic. Knowledge is power, and Pam has over 30 years experience that you can draw on. Might I add, that your peace of mind, and emotinal health is a priority. Okay then, I hope you join this blog. Shoot me a comment below. I’d love to hear your story!!!
Founder and CEO of pamsheppardpublishing.com, Pam is the first to coin the phrase, cultural witchcraft in 2 of her 6 books: Faces of the Religious Demon and the New Idolatry. To know more about this form of manipulation, domination and control of parents, relatives and peers from a cultural context, these books can be reviewed and/or purchased at www.pamsheppard.com/bookstore