Tag Archives: Deliverance

When Setting Captives Free is Blocked

22 Jul

Recently, I was made aware of the fact that someone I have been working with since September 2013 has been lying to me by omission. The bottomline is that even though this person has remained an active client for almost two years, he has really not understood a thing that I have been teaching. Its been a sham. Now he has told the truth, but it came way too late. The “omission” not only served as a blockage to his deliverance , but now this person has been hospitalized in a mental health facility.

Another man revealed lots of serious secrets yet he left out the one that was the most crucial to share.  in fact, the  ONE secret he left out resulted in his arrest and imprisonment.  The interesting thing is if he had revealed it, I could have been used as an expert witness to contradict the evidence presented by his accusers, for clearly, his enemies have “set him up.”

Being secretive is one of the worst blockages to deliverance. When men come into counseling with me, they are looking to pick my brain about deliverance and then go off and set themselves free on their own.  Is it pride?  I think that pride and arrogance has a lot to do with it.  However, as the bible states, not only does pride go before a fall, but God resists the proud.  If God is  resisting  you, than your deliverance will be permanently blocked.

Healing and Rebuking Satan

7 Jan

Matthew. 12:29 “Or again, how can anyone enter a strong man’s house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can plunder his house.

If a person is strong, the enemy can’t spoil his house unless he first renders him helpless by tying him up.

Deliverance ministry has referred to Satan as the strongman, in spite of the clarity of the Lord’s words in Matthew 12:29. The strongman is US, not the enemy. Weare strong until we permit the enemy to tie us up.

When the Lord spoke these words, no one was yet born again. So I perceive it safe to assume that this scripture applies to any strong-willed person. it’s a natural fact. We will all fight for what is ours unless a thief threatens our lives with a deadly weapon. Only under such dire circumstances will we allow ourselves to sit in a chair and passively let an intruder wrap us around with a rope and tightly tie it to completely immobilize us. Even when tied up, our minds will search around the room for something sharp to untie ourselves when we get a chance.

From a spiritual perspective, whenever The Lord used the word “house,” he was symbolically referring to our souls. The enemy is the one who binds our souls with invisible chains and cords.. Since the soul consists of the mind, the emotions, the will power, and the personality, if our souls our bound, then we are certainly rendered helpless.

In order to bind a strong man, Satan will often work on the mind first, and then the body, or vice versa, depending on the strategy he employs to bind. Consider how the enemy works with sickness as an example. Many sicknesses are not real sicknesses, but are actually Satanic works. Sometimes illnesses are manifestly Satanic attacks.

For example, When Peter’s mother- in- law was laid aside with a severe fever, the Lord Jesus went to the house and rebuked the fever (Lk. 4:39). Fever is simply a symptom; it has no personality. You cannot rebuke a symptom; you can only rebuke a Being.

Accordingly, the Lord Jesus did a surprising thing. When He saw Peter’s mother- in- law ill with a fever, He rebuked the fever and it subsided. This clearly indicates that the fever was not ordinary, that it possessed a personality. In other words, it was the work of A demon. At the rebuke of the Lord, Satan retreated.

Another instance is shown in the healing of a child who was deaf and dumb from childhood (Mk. 9:17, 21, 25- 27). When the father of the child brought him to the Lord Jesus, the Lord rebuked the unclean spirit saying, “Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I command thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.” And the child was healed. The sickness had been caused by an evil spirit. At the rebuke of the Lord, the evil spirit came out of the child, and the child regained his speech and hearing.

There are three categories for the sick:

1) the medically or actually sick,
2) those who are sick because of Satan’s attack,
3)those who have been physically diagnosed with a medical condition that may or may not become an actual sickness.

The first kind can be healed naturally, or with the help of medical science or directly by the Holy Spirit. The second kind, since the sickness has a personality, it Needs to be rebuked. The third kind needs to be treated and rebuked.

Many sicknesses are indeed physical ailments, but many are the results of Satanic attacks on the body. However, with the third kind, there may be come confusion. You know you have a physical condition but when you analyze the situation, You know that you have not been careless, Yet you have physical symptoms of the condition.

The interesting thing with the third kind is that you find yourself suddenly incapacitated right at the moment when you have something of God’s work or some spiritual thing to do. This condition cannot be attributed to any natural cause. Furthermore, symptoms occur just at the time when you had some spiritual work to fulfill. Chances are you can see Satan all over this.

The third kind will disappear if you resist it before the Lord, saying, “Lord, I do not accept this sickness, for it comes from the enemy!” Most amazing, you will find that it goes away as suddenly as it came. Neither its coming nor its going can be attributed to any natural cause. It has left under rebuke.

Recently this happened to me. On 1/1/15. I said to myself “hmmmmmm”

Since there are people who are out here that consider themselves my enemy, I won’t give them any substantial info as to the nature of my condition. I won’t help them work their voodoo doll on me! LOL

Consequently , I will not assist them by revealing too much. Suffice it to say that I am feeling very well, spirit, soul and body. So the way the enemy recently came at me was with a old diagnosed physical condition that has remained relatively dormant. The condition is real, as it can be physically seen on an X-ray. yet I have not bothered by it. It remains non- symptomatic.

What immediately came to my mind when the symptom occurred was “I will not be able to do the spiritual work planned out for the upcoming year.”

when I realized what was going on, this strong woman got bold. The strongman in me rose up as I declared, “Devil, I refuse to allow YOU to bind ME. I rebuke you.

The next day, the symptom left.

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Secret Sins Hinder Deliverance

8 Jun

There are several reasons why there are no guarantees to deliverance. One of them is that demons are in the driver’s seat where secret sins are concerned.

Actually, the demons always know their target much better than I do. Even if I do everything right and cast the demons out,they know how to connive, scheme and pull the right triggers to set their target up again. For example, I am working with someone right now who is about 90 % free. she is very expressive, articulate and committed but I sense that there is something she is hiding or did not think was important enough to expose.

Sometimes people are unwilling to tell anybody about something they’ve done in their past because it is so embarrassing. they also anticipate judgment and criticism. This is a device that evil spirits often employ in order to keep a person from breaking free. It is important to be able to trust the deliverance worker with whom you are exposing the secret sins of your past and present because as The Lord said, it is the truth that really sets a captive free. Finding the legal rights that evil spirits are holding on to is like trying to find the proverbial needle in a haystack. that is the reason why I developed the deliverance counseling model. My approach to deliverance is about finding that needle and plucking it out. This process takes time.

What religious people expect is that they don’t need to expose their dark secrets because they assume that a a deliverance minister is so anointed and God himself will tell him or her what is hidden. On occasion He does. yet that is rare.
so when I get these calls where the desperate captive says “pray for me,” I generally know what they mean. They assume if I can cast out their demons! I should know what to pray for and therefore they don’t need to tell me their business. I am just going to supernaturally know what to do and they can keep their secrets to themselves.

Here is a noteworthy incident.

consider the case of Laura. I was shown in a dream that Laura was about to commit suicide because she had fornicated with her husband’s former girlfriend. The three of them had been friends long before Laura married Sam. The two women were secretly sleeping with each other while one of them was also sleeping with Sam. Now that Laura had married Sam, the other woman, Doris, threatened to tell Sam out of spite. This was working on Laura’s mind. A former addict, she relapsed as a Charismatic Christian and had come to me for deliverance. she could not stop drinking yet she was a faithful Charismatic churchgoer who also spoke in tongues.

So Laura’s secret was revealed to me in a supernatural way. I was also shown that Laura would try to commit suicide as well as kill her young child that very day. I ran to Laura’s house, and sure enough, the place was pitch black on a sunny day, reeking of the smell of five or more huge garbage bags filled with empty bear cans. Laura was also saying strange things like her child was demon possessed, acting like she wanted to harm her.

I called the father and asked him to come and get the child! and then I packed up Laura and took her with me? that very day,
I cast demons from Laura, and from my understanding, she has not relapsed in 30 years, serving as an addiction counselor and a nurse most of that time.

So it would seem all was well and that this woman was successfully delivered because God intervened and told her secrets to me.

But guess what?

It was all a trick of a religious spirit.

The supernatural info I received came from the enemy. How do I know? Because The evil spirits turned around and used Laura against me in more ways than I can describe in this post. The supernatural exposure was a set up, aimed not at me delivering her but in setting ME up. if you have my books, then read up on the one I call LAURA, http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/pam_s911 Laura is mentioned in Come out of her, God’s People, and a few other books, as I learned a lot from my work with her.

So I say, if you need deliverance, you may need to EXPOSE YOURSELF. otherwise, don’t seek me to set you free. Just grit your teeth and bear it. And if I do become your deliverance worker, don’t blame me for not being able to set you free. blame the fact that you hid the truth.

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Deliverance: Not A Quick Fix!

29 Mar

 Consider the case in scripture where the apostles were not able to cast out a demon from an epileptic.  After rebuking them for a lack of faith, Jesus also pointed to two other  conditions for this particular deliverance to be possible—-conditions that the apostles had not fulfilled, namely, prayer and fasting. I have personally discovered that where the religious demon is concerned,  an essential condition is  agreement  and respect between the captive and the  one who stands in the position of the deliverer. Simply put, those who have continued to challenge my authority and anointing are those who have not been set free. There are several other conditions.

    Since all of the demon’s wiles and devices are set in motion to keep both the captive and the deliverance counselor in the dark, both parties must maintain the ground of attack by making sure that dominion over sin has been accomplished.  For any un-crucified or weak spot in either party is an open target for the enemy to deceive.   Moreover, since each deliverance is an education in the spirit that must be patiently mastered, the captive as well as the deliverance counselor must open their minds to all truth, and close them to  all error.   Discernment requires accuracy in discrimination relative to perceiving the character and motives of  those involved, particularly those aspects of a situation  that are not clearly evident to the average intelligence.

     I believe that it is crucial to point out that I take great care not to be derailed into a necessary search for historical origin of demonic doorways  to such an extent that I overlook the captive’s responsibility to fight and the Lord’s desire that the captive be free, in spite of what his ancestors have done.  I encourage the captive to become familiar with his own inner strongholds and how the religious demon may have used his own weaknesses to keep him bound—driven to act in accordance with the religious demons strategies and devices. Once a particular weakness has become visible to me during counseling, it is my job to make the captive aware of its influence upon his captivity.

 With each new face of the religious demon exposed, new insights progressively lead to new challenges that neither the captive nor the deliverance worker has encountered before.  Yet I have found that in spite of all of the individual variations, the crucial conflicts around which the religious demon thrives are embedded with repetitive factors like competitiveness, hostilities between people, fears, and diminished self-esteem.  All parties in a deliverance must commit themselves to literally scrutinize everything.  Scrutiny is effective when close attention is paid to detailed, precise and   objective observation in a search for defects, errors and sins. All parties must press toward enlightenment in an aggressive fight to cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. Although each and every relevant element of the client’s bondage must be examined and understood, one thing remains constant.  As a deliverance counselor, I must “go beyond the rope” and “work it through.”

     Nevertheless, in every case, my approach is basically the same–search for the hidden and the obscure; bring what I have found to the captive’s awareness; cause him to recognize how he has been working against himself; teach him who he is in Christ; and enable him to stand against all of the fiery darts of the enemy’s attack and counterattack. In this regard, I have also found through experience that there are four primary reasons as to how the religious demon obtains ground in a professing believer in Jesus Christ: a lack of understanding of the nature of true repentance and why repentance is absolutely essential to the new birth, a belief in “another Jesus”, an extreme seeking after signs and wonders without trying the spirits, and the influx of charismatic witchcraft, the fruit of  “out of context” preaching.

     As a former medium and astrologer, in all humility I confess that I know what it feels like to be caught up in a supernatural deception of false power.  Satan and his demons DO have the ability to transform themselves into beings of light. The word of God warns us in more than one scripture that many of the elect shall be deceived in the last days.  I believe that there are several seekers today who may be among the elect who are living under the power of a strong delusion.  In these last days, it is crucial to repeat the words of Hosea the prophet in this matter: “My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge.” With humble contrition, I thank the Lord that although I myself was almost destroyed for the lack  an ability of discerning good from evil, He showed me the way to the truth.

Click cover for ebook, click title for softcover       In retrospect, a common thread throughout the book “Faces of the Religious Demon  is that the biggest enemy to complete deliverance  from religiosity is not the demons, but it is the flesh. As we have seen, the capacity of the captive to recognize the consequences of demonic deception is limited without a commitment to stand against the forces of darkness, regardless of the apparent ruthlessness of the truth. Going beyond the rope embraces several aspects of spiritual warfare including those attributes of deliverance counseling that help the captive translate the messages obtained through learning how to read the subtle messages that the trends, seasons and cycles of his life unfold.

     In the final analysis, life itself is a very effective teacher, not within our own control but in the hands of the Holy Spirit. If we do not grieve Him or quench Him with our carnality, we can  help Him to set the captives free in the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. For me, this is like swimming beyond the rope of merely commanding a demon to depart, which I will do, as the Holy Spirit leads me.  Yet to be truly effective, I must stop the religious demon in its tracks by FIRST imparting truth. Jesus Christ has left his disciples with His word, His armor and His name.  As long as we do not allow the lust of our flesh for religion to grieve and quench the Holy Ghost, we will win!!!!

If you either suspect or know that you are demonized  and you are willing to cooperate with the process of deliverance counseling, then call 518-477-5759 to set up a telephone session.

“What Did You Say, Lord??”

1 Mar

“…when I first heard it, it was even for me…It was hard…”

Pam is speaking of when God called her OUT of the institution we call ‘the church.’

I know many would say, ‘Would God do such a thing?”  YES!

He did it for Pam.  He did it for me.  And He IS doing it for MANY…for the remnant.

God called me out of the Potter’s House in 2009.  Now, you need to understand:  I liked the PH.  I liked TD Jakes.  But when GOD calls you OUT, its time to come out.

The reason why so many find it challenging to leave the church because they always naturally assume that any voice telling them to leave their church is the devil.  We have a warped view and perception of what the church is.  We think church is the steeple, the people, and the pews.

THE INSTITUTIONALIZED CHURCH IS NOT THE CHURCH.  WE ARE THE CHURCH!

THIS is what God is talking about in the Word when it says to forsake not the assembling of OURSELVES together.  The Word is talking about US coming together in fellowship.  What many fail to realize is that fellowship does not just manifest itself in the form of putting on your Sunday’s Best, jumping in a car, and congregating with 1000s of other people on Sunday.  Fellowship CAN and DOES take place, streaming live webcast occur all the time of Internet.  Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace-all the social network sites-are fellowshipping sites.  Not necessarily religious ones, but millions fellowship online nonetheless.  Chat rooms are another form of fellowship.  They are not your traditional forms of fellowship, but the trend is leaning towards more and more people utitlizing this form of fellowship for one reason or another.

With that being said…

Since WE are the church, then WHEREVER WE GO, WE BRING ‘CHURCH” with US.  Fellowship does not have to happen in a building.

So hopefully, as people realize this, they will be more willing to embrace that voice THAT IS FROM THE LORD that is telling you to leave the church.  God’s ways truly are NOT our ways, neither are HIS thoughts our thoughts.

Why are there so many demons in the church? Part 2

24 Jan

In my last note, I ask the question of why is there an increase of demonic activity in the church.

The book the  ‘New Idolatry,’, Pam Sheppard presents a detailed explanation as to why there are demons in the church, from a historical perspective.  It is a must read for all discerning Christians. You can get the book by clicking the following links: www.lulu.com/content/8761420 for the softcover and www.lulu.com/content/11927464 for the e-book.

I realize that even though I went into it briefly, I didn’t answer the question!

We talked about how the churches today has given free course and access in the spirit realm to the spirit of Baal, and how the Spirit of God is NOT in the churches today.

Just in case you missed that, let me repeat:  THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD HAS LEFT THE BUILDING(S)!!!!!

How can I say that?

Well, a study of church history alone will reveal that, but my most compelling reason for saying that ICHABOD has been written across the doors of most churches and ministries is evident right in the Word of God!

But I can also say that because DELIVERANCE is NOT being done and taught in the church today!  We have an increase of people who vehemently deny the existence of demons in the lives of so-called believers, therefore ruling out the need for deliverance.

I have never lived in a day where deliverance is so spoken AGAINST.  This is sad because the Word CLEARLY states that those who believe and are baptized WILL CAST OUT DEVILS (Mark 16:16-18)!

In Matthew 12 (read and study it for yourself), the scriptures go into how Jesus and the disciples were rebuked by the Pharisees (the religious folks) because they were getting something to eat and Jesus was healing folk…on the sabbath day.  So Jesus tells them HE is GREATER than the sabbath, yet they do not discern who HE is, so it means nothing to them.  The Pharisees then went on to accuse him of doing deliverance (casting out devils) by the spirit of Beelzebub (or the devil).

We hear folks talk all the time about blasphemy against the Holy Ghost.  And traditionally speaking, we in the pentecostal and charismatic movements have been taught that blasphemy against the Holy Ghost is speaking against speaking in tongues.  But I want you to take a look at that scripture…in its PROPER context.

For years, we have been taught that scripture (Matt. 12:31-32) out of its proper context.  We all assumed that meant ‘you better not say there is no such thing as speaking in tongues…’  That is NOT blasphemy against the Holy Ghost.

Read through the WHOLE chapter, and you will see that Jesus speaks MORE on the CASTING OUT OF DEVILS,  which we term as ‘deliverance,’ throughout the chapter.

It is when the blind and deaf man is brought to Jesus that He speaks of the Kingdom of God.  He explains how the devil wouldn’t cast out himself; it would tear down his kingdom.  Jesus speaks FIRST of binding the strongman of a house (one of our favorite scriptures we use to teach on deliverance), then being able to take the goods of the house.  It is also here where Jesus rebukes the Pharisees for asking for a sign.  He calls them ‘generation of vipers,’ and ‘a wicked generation’ because they seek after a sign.

It is in this chapter where Jesus also speaks of the instance when an evil spirit is cast out of a man.  The spirit is not at rest because it cannot find a home…

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When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.

 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.

 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

I go into all this for a reason.  When DELIVERANCE is spoken against and not taught-or improperly taught-then it is incomplete.  There is more to deliverance than JUST casting out devils.  After the devils are cast out, that vessel it was cast out of MUST BE FILLED with THE HOLY GHOST.  Or else that evil spirit WILL come back!

The same principle in deliverance applies to a HOUSE as well.  Let’s say a church goes through deliverance.  The pastor on down to the baby in the pew gets delivered.  BUT after the deliverance, the PRESENCE OF GOD, the HOLY GHOST has NOT been allowed to enter…not into the individual, and not into the building.

It is only a matter of time before those same evil spirits that were cast out WILL re-enter.  They will re-enter that individual…and they will re-enter -AND EVENTUALLY INFEST-the WHOLE sanctuary!

THIS IS WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE LOCAL CHURCHES!!!!

Those who have been in communing with the Holy Ghost has been hearing the same message:  THAT THE HOLY GHOST HAS LEFT THE INSTITUTIONALIZED CHURCH!  Many people are hearing this same message; it is not the voices of two or three crazed, embittered folks who left church because they were angry because someone took their seat…NO!

More and more people are hearing the call of God…to COME OUT of the CHURCH…because HE is no longer there.

ICHABOD has been written across many a church front door…and the scary part is that millions don’t even know it!

So if the HOLY GHOST is NOT in the church, then what spirit is?

THE SPIRIT OF BAAL!

THE HOLY GHOST IS NOT IN THE CHURCHES BECAUSE BAAL HAS TAKEN OVER THE CHURCHES!  Therefore, Baal and all his demons are now running the churches.

As we all know, God will NOT dwell in an unclean temple…not our fleshly temples, these mortal bodies we live in-neither in these temples made with hands.

So, consequently…the churches are now overrun with demons, demons given access by way of the welcoming of the Spirit of Baal.

Baal gets an invitation to these houses when we are disobedient to the things of God.

THAT’S why there are so many demons in the church today…

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Many a true prophet has turned into a false (Baal) prophet due to disobedience…

In my book, ‘The Makings of a False Prophet,’ I help ministers and ministers-to-be discern which spirit is operating and driving them to and in ministry.

Why are there so many demons in the church?

23 Jan

The book the  ‘New Idolatry,’ it is noted that there is  a barrage of demonic activity that is ON THE RISE in the Christian institutionalized church and the author, Pam Sheppard presents a detailed explanation from an historical perspective.  It is a must read for all discerning Christians. You can get the book by clicking the following links: www.lulu.com/content/8761420 for the softcover and www.lulu.com/content/11927464 for the e-book.

Here is my personal take on what is happening.

Is it really happening?

YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT’S HAPPENING!!!!!

Demons are infesting the church because of many reasons.  One, NO ONE IS REALLY DOING REAL DELIVERANCE IN THESE CHURCHES.  I don’t care what you see going on in your services, at your altars, no matter what type of ‘spirit’ you feel being released in the building.  It is NOT the HOLY Spirit.  How do I know this?  Because afterwards the people AND THE LEADERSHIP will bear fruits meet for REPENTANCE.  They will turn away from their sin, be remorseful for their sin and never look back.

This is NOT happening at the altars of Baal.

Yes, I called them ALTARS OF BAAL!

Baal is the fertility god of crops, fruit and cattle.  FERTILITY god.  Having babies.  Getting married.  Increasing in money, goods, houses, cars, lands.  Getting pregnant. THAT’s what Baal offered its worshippers in the Bible.  

WHAT is being prophesied and sought after MOST in the churches today?

HOUSES, REAL ESTATE, MARRIAGES, BABIES, INCREASE, PROSPERITY….

Baal was worshipped by sacrifices of the first born, as well in music and dance!  In the churches today, music ministry is BIG BUSINESS.  Anybody opening up a ministry today knows that if you want to attract big crowds, you have to have a powerful music ministry.

And now we have this liturgical dancing in the church.  Not to mention the ‘dancing in the spirit’ that is popular in the pentecostal churches for years.

No one stopped to think that all this emphasis on music and dancing and the DE-EMPHASIS and LACK OF FOCUS on the Word of God has been nothing more than a ploy by the spirit of Baal that has crept in the churches…mocking the Spirit of God.  And folks who don’t know the Word eat it up…Sunday after Sunday.

And wonder why they are MORE bound and oppressed by demons 20 years into their so-called salvations than they were when they first ‘got saved?’

So if the god of the institutionalized church is demonic, what do you think the fruit of whatever goes on in these houses of worship will be?

DEMONIC!

THIS is why people can’t get healed, delivered or saved in these churches.  They are worshipping and praying to a false god!

Have any of you ever had a roach problem?  Roach infestation is one of the most humiliating, debilitating experiences one can go through.  How about beg bug infestations?  OH, that’s even worse!

The nights of no sleep, being bit by bed bugs at your most vulnerable moments, when you are asleep?

How about putting down a cup of coffee and then when you pick it back up to drink it, there’s a roach floating in your cup?????  YUCKKKK!!!!!

Well, there are many, MANY people who are living in the these spiritual houses that are INFESTED with DEMONS.  They go back time after time again, to be tormented, humiliated, embarrassed, exploited, and victimized by these spiritual rodents.

Many of you who have had to deal with infestation know that a lot of times the only way to deal with infestation is to MOVE!

I have had to deal with both….and I will tell you.  The ONLY relief I found from dealing with roach and bed bug infestation was to MOVE out of the houses that were infested!  Yes, I spent all kinds of money trying to get rid of the pesky boogers.  I fought bravely and valiantly the good fight to get rid of them.  But they won, time and time again.  It would seem that they would go away…but it was just for a season.  Then they would return…with a VENGEANCE!

This is the decision that most of you who are reading this will have to do.  You think if you stay at your church, that your prayers will somehow get rid of the infestation.  When you fail to realize the longer you stay, the more ground and territory they gain IN and OVER YOU.

The only hope you have to is to GET OUT!  MOVE!  Don’t look back.  Leave the stuff you gained there because that stuff is infested, too.  Start over from scratch.

If you step out on faith, I PROMISE…God will order your steps and will lead you by HIS SPIRIT!!!!!

God Bless you!

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Are you called into the ministry, or think you are?  Before you accept the call, I encourage you to get a copy of my new e-book ‘The Makings of a False Prophet.’  It will challenge you in ways nothing else can.

2012: The Prophetic Year of Exposure

19 Jan

     The Lord declared that the truth shall set us free.  Therefore, spiritual freedom is my overall goal of deliverance.  For until the captive is free from religiosity, he will never experience the liberty that truth brings.  Therefore, Pam Sheppard Ministries and Sheppard Counseling Center  are geared toward helping a captive to take a stand for his own well-being and ultimate survival.  For it makes no sense that  a believer in Jesus Christ  should religiously misapply scripture like  “turning the other cheek” when the attack is actually coming from a demon who is hell-bent on destroying him.  Why should he continue to sacrifice himself for those who abuse him in the church?  Why should a disciple of Jesus have an insatiable desire to manipulate and control others with religiosity, simply because he has an unhealthy striving for recognition, position and power?  Why should a saint live with a constant fear of being submerged by others, so that he is compelled to ascend himself above them, just to survive? Why should a overcomer in Christ Jesus be a mealy-mouthed, passive person, who breaks those in his immediate environment  with his legalistic restrictions and complaints? Why must a prophet think that he must speak words into the lives of the brethren like he was a psychic, just for the sake of power and manipulation?  Therefore, where deliverance is concerned, I go the extra mile for Jesus by creating liberating conditions within a captive’s soul—a spiritual blockade to  the re-infestation by the religious demon.

 

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     It is important to note that the creation of a flawless disciple is not within my domain.  As both a minister and  a counselor, I can only help a captive to become free by providing an opportunity for spiritual insight.  For me, perfection is to be demon free and to face truth every day.  It should be clear from every insight presented in Faces of the Religious Demon” that where religiosity is concerned, we can never exhaust spiritual warfare by a single approach.  This demon must be combated over and over again from various angles and perspectives.  It is so difficult to end this book because I see a new face everyday and I am tempted to sit down and write about it.  Every new face springs from a variety of sources and factors and thereby I have to assume new strategies.  I am committed to each and every captive that comes my way to examine his attitudes, his personality and his issues.

 

          Even though I believe that “the house is burning,”, in spite of the spiritual damage that may have occurred within an organized church, recovery in Christ is inevitable because of the words of the Lord,  No one will be able to pluck the Lord’s sheep out of His hand.  He will ALWAYS prepare a way of escape. If a way of escape cannot be found,  I personally believe that most of those who seem to have suffered irreparable damage are among those whom our Lord never knew. Among the saints, there are  also the lukewarm ones, whom the Lord shall spit out of His mouth. Every good and perfect gift comes down from the Father of lights.  God is light and in Him there is no darkness at all.  The Lord Jesus said that what is covered shall be uncovered and what is hid shall be made known.  He also said that you “shall know them by their fruit.”

 

     My personal testimony stands as a beacon of light in the midst of darkness in the church.  Darkness surrounded me on all sides but the Lord saw to it that darkness did not overcome me by smothering  my light.  Furthermore, I believe that the Father of lights has an appointed time when the false religious demon  that has mixed itself with the children of light shall be exposed in each and every situation. I believe that the appointed time for exposure is at hand today.  In Isaiah 49, the Lord speaks through the prophet and says that in an acceptable time, He has heard us and in the day of salvation, He helps us.  In an acceptable time, He heard me, and in the day of my salvation, the Lord Jesus Christ helped me by empowering me to  set many captives free.

 

     In the day of exposure, the children of darkness are stumbling everywhere, causing them to reveal themselves of their own accord.  Even though the wheat and the tare will continue to grow together until the second coming of our Lord of the Harvest, this does not mean that we will not be able to discern the tares.  There are times when the tares and the wheat are almost identical in appearance.  To break it down further, those who profess to be saved and who are not will be used by demons to hinder you.  However, if you walk in the light as Jesus is the light, you will have the victory.

 

      Yes, this is the time of exposure.  Lately, people who I have believed were truly saved have themselves looked me in the face and declared “I never believed.” From the Internet to my own community and even significant people among my family and friends–people who have professed the faith for years–are now revealing from their own hearts that they are still children of darkness. As I continue to  walk in the light, darkness backs up.   How does such a thing happen? Well, invariably some do have faith in His name, but they anchor their faith in a delusion, an illusion or an obsession, and end up believing that they are saved when they are not. 

 So this is the year of exposure. In 2012, if you have been deceived and you go before God and pray  “Father, expose the darkness,” the Lord will do it. Prepare to stand strong and steady for He will blow truth at you like  a bold wind. So if you  need help to stand  under the weight of truth, give us a call at 518-477-5759 to book a telephone appointment.

Renewing the Emotional Mind

3 Jan
English: Managing emotions - Identifying feelings

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“Be not conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” (Romans 12:1-2)

Behind every outward manifestation of weakness or dysfunction, there is a root cause. It should also be understood that at times the root cause for your behavior may be grounded in mental and/or emotional conflicts that you are not conscious of. Your mind is a major component of your soul. Your soul is a mixture of your emotions, your mind and your will. Where your mind is concerned, a thought is a means to activate your intellect. The intellect is the seat of reasoning. As your body has a built-in system to eliminate wastes, the intellectual activity of your mind controls your thoughts. Thought life is extremely important because your personality and character is reflected in the way you think.

The more steadfastly you fix your mind on a particular thought, the thought then becomes “an imagination.” The stronger the “imagination,” the closer you come to taking the action that the particular thought suggested. You can determined how close you are to making a mistake by monitoring your thoughts. In most cases, the innermost voice of the spirit will break through to your mind and tell you not to take the particular action you were about to take. However, if you are out of touch with your spirit, you will generally yield to the thoughts of your mind. If your reasoning is defective, your thoughts can manipulate you in a negative manner. For example, consider the person who thinks: “I can shoot heroin just once and I won’t get hooked or I can take just one drink and I will be okay.” Such a thought will bring about an action that will ultimately produce a major repercussion.

Rationalizations and justifications are the products of an unrenewed mind. In such cases, you make excuses for yourself by blaming others. In order to correct the thoughts of your mind, you must take the following actions:

1. open your intellect to examination by being

honest with yourself;

2. stop a thought in mid-stream and analyze it;

3. change the words of your mouth;

4. say “no” to that thought, out loud if necessary.

Anyone who makes decisions either by the influence of the mind or the emotions is usually weak in his or her will. Your will is the organ that examines, distinguishes, judges and makes decisions based upon the information received from your mind and your emotions. Choices can be enduring and long-lived. Unfortunately, you can make the decision but you cannot choose the repercussion.

The way to victory is to establish a value system or a set of principles that will be followed regardless of the emotional situation. Since feelings generated by our emotions are so changeable, we should never take any action during highly emotional times. Moreover, you should not allow any external force to create any feeling in you that is against your will. If you follow the leading of strong, negative feelings, your whole being will learn to thrive on these sensations, your willpower will be paralyzed, and your mind will become undependable.

In order to renew your mind, there are some key points that should be underscored:

1. You are what you THINK you are. Your thoughts have power to draw both positive and negative energy. If you have practiced negative “self talk”, in the same manner, you should consciously practice positive “self talk.” Positive thought will bring forth positive talk. Positive talk will bring forth the fruits of victory and success.

2. A part of renewing the soul is to learn how to deal with what is uncomfortable. Struggles and failures supply the necessary preparation. You must learn to picture in your mind a positive outcome in “all things.”

3. Once you discover what you need to learn about your own inner struggles, there are other people who will need your testimony and your influence so that they too can be victorious. A major purpose of struggling is that you can become consolers of those who are struggling in those areas where you have become triumphant. By planting new seeds of power into your minds, old patterns and habits will be destroyed. In a metaphorical context, the seeds are the “words of power.”

Deliverance counseling and mentoring is designed to renew your mind by the word of God.  Why not start the New Year with a commitment to take control of your thoughts by booking a telephone counseling session with licensed therapists from a biblical perspective. There is no commitment to continue. So call 518-477-5759. You won’t be sorry.

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