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HOW WITCHES AND WARLOCKS MANIPULATE OUR DREAMS

3 Jan

By Pam Sheppard of Pam Sheppard Ministry

As  I continue to read the book of a former grandmaster occultist from  Nigeria, I am amazed at the power of the name of Jesus Christ of  Nazareth over ALL the power of the enemy. “Erik emphatically reports that  none of his nefarious practices ever worked against a true Christian  but only what he refers to as WEAK Christians.  In my estimation, a weak  Christian is no Christian at all.  This is an unsaved person who has  been duped.  The reality is that he or she has a form of godliness that  denies the power of the Holy Ghost.

Anyway, since dreams and  dream interpretation have been a specialty of mine for years, I was  interested in what Eric had to report about them.  He reported that he  manipulated  those under his control by sending them demons to disturb  their dreams. In anticipation of your questions, Eric did not explain HOW  this was done.  What he explains are his various initiations by  providing lots of details. For this reason, I provide no identifying  info about Eric’s book.  It is simply too graphic.

For the  purpose of this post, I simply report that Eric revealed that there  are different categories of manipulations that witches and warlocks use  to manipulate dreaming.  Nightmares are generally the result of demons.  Eric does not explain HOW this is done, but simply reports that he sent  demons to people to create dream experiences to bring a dreamer’s life  into a catastrophe, such as “bad luck” in business, health, marriage,  relationships, finances, to mention but a few. Through an occult art he  called, Putanivigrah, Eric projected demons against “weak Christians”.

These demons used dreams to pursue and fight against the person to whom  they are sent.  Whether a witch was behind it or not, I know from  personal experience what demons try to do to a person while they are  sleep.  It gives new meaning to the children’s prayer, “now I lay me  down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep.”For example, demons will  come into your sleep for the soul intention of weakening your will to  live, while you are in the altered state of sleep.

In fact, I have had  several dreams like this myself. So when a client comes to me for  deliverance counseling, one of the first forms of information I seek is  a presentation of the client’s dreams.  From listening to their dreams,  I can see the agenda of the demons in my client’s life.  Most of  my spiritual deception came through dreams sent to me by religious  demons. Each time I married the wrong man, a demon gave me a dream of  the man shortly before I met him. Demons use dreams to make various  suggestions that they try to set me up to follow.  And a demon that I  call “the spirit of death” has tried to cause me to die in my sleep.

They do this by pretending to be a dead person that you may have known  well, respected, or even loved. In the dream, they want you to follow  them with your spirit. The goal? Your death in your sleep.  Here  is the scenario.  Clothed in appearance and even in voice like “the dead  one,” the demon will create the dream. The intent is for you to “follow  the dead person.” Demons have tried this strategy on me time and time  again.  Here is an example.  My deceased father and his dead girlfriend  are taking me to the Bahamas and my father is paying for the trip. Cy  Sheppard never spent much money on me when he was alive, and the demon  KNEW that.  So in the dream, since it was a free trip, I was eager to  go.

However, whether it be my angel or my own spirit, I can not find  their hotel room.  I roam around Nassau Bahamas, a place that in the  natural, I am familiar with, but I can’t find my father and his dead girlfriend.  I believe that if I  did, I would have died in my sleep.  The spirit of death is a  demon whose assignment is to take us out before our time, either through  accident, suicide or homicide. When we are sleep is when we are quite  vulnerable. So the Lord has assigned an angel to guard us against the  Eric’s of this world. We must be careful not to provoke our angel with  lies, sin, or pride. That is another subject. DO NOT PROVOKE YOUR ANGEL.

My  purpose is to prepare the elect of God to recognize and overcome strong  religious delusion that pervades the last of the last days, through  COUNSELING, CONSULTATION,TRAINING, MENTORING AND THE PUBLICATION OF  BOOKS, ARTICLES AND STUDY GUIDES. My best work on this subject is the New Idolatry, the latest of the 6 books.

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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.

When Deliverance Ministry Fails

18 Jan

 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.

 

 

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      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.