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False Conversions: Wicca and Satanism

26 Aug

            I recently came to across an article that, at first glance, seemed encouraging and uplifting. Featured on various Christian news websites, a young man by the name of Matthew told a dramatic story of how he overcame drug abuse, a dishonorable discharge and even a suicide attempt all by the mercy of God.

But as I read through his story, it became apparent to me that telltale signs of a false conversion were there. He spoke about how he hit rock bottom after being dismissed from the Army and turned to witchcraft in an attempt to take control of a life that was slipping out of his control:

“It was this sense inside of me like I’d finally, completely dedicated myself to Satan,” he recalls. “When I began to experiment with witchcraft, I began to feel this control. I began to feel like I can manipulate the world around me. I can manipulate the people around me. I’m tired of being stepped on. I’m tired of not being accepted and loved by everybody so I am going to force it to happen.”

There’s two aspects of drawing evil spirits to oneself here: evil, negative emotions (in this case, depression and manipulation) and the practice of witchcraft. Matt came from a broken family and fell into depression, the effects of which were exacerbated by his use of drugs and alcohol. He battled with anxiety and dove deeper into harder drugs like meth and heroin.

During all of this, he began to take in false ideas of God. Condemning ones that we see many clients speak about such as God striking one down the moment they sin and do wrong.

He met a Wiccan high priestess who led him into occult and new age practices.

“There’d be manifestations, like stuff would move around. I’d do a spell or a ritual or something and I’d see something happen as a result of it and I thought, ‘Man, I’m in control.’ I loved that feeling of, ‘I have power. I have the ability to do something.”

He goes on to describe a blood covenant he made with Satan and immediately experiencing a condemnation, a knowing that he was destined for eternal damnation. This spiritual downfall brought Matt to the point of deciding to take his own life.

This is where what seems like a miracle happens. Matt had a vision of Jesus and thereafter renounced Satan, throwing away his tarot cards and books of spells. He pleaded to God for forgiveness and experienced a peace he never knew before, even claiming victory over his past addictions, mental illness and use of Wicca.

From there, Matt embraced a new life where he is now a pastor to the youth in his church. He got married and speaks of the fruits of love and joy he received from God.

The scriptures tell us to examine ourselves to see if we are in the faith. By examining ourselves, we have to take an objective look at our behavior and experiences to determine if they really are Godly. The importance of this cannot be understated as we live in the 11th hour, the moment of history where the war between God and Satan is amplified shortly before the glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

While Matthew has gotten free, I see a number of red flags to his conversion that makes me question if he is still in the hands of the devil or not.

One of the strengths of our ministry is that we have members in it who have dabbled in both “sides” of the spiritual realm: the occult and religion. This gives us greater understanding of the deceptions of the spiritual realm at large. A recurring theme we see in the cases brought to us is that clients are often led on a path from the occult to religion.

I believe that such could be the case with this man as he dabbled with both Wicca and Satanism, though I cannot say definitively. These determinations take time to ascertain.

Allow me to explain this on a spiritual level. In the spirit, Satan has different aspects of spiritual warfare. Yet Satan’s kingdom is divided against itself. There are fallen angels who rule over different occult practices such as wicca, magic, kundalini, mysticism, eastern practices, etc.

On the other hand, there are fallen angels who specialize in religion, including Christianity. These two spiritual forces war with each other to rule the souls of people trying to find spiritual enlightenment, whether it be through the occult or religion.[1]

This gives way to the setup: By having someone dabble in the occult and then go to religion, they now not have just one brand of evil spirit influencing them, but two. This opens them up to different attacks of varying natures.

Matt was a prime target for attack by the enemy due to the darkness within his own soul as well as his external actions that gave ground to alcoholism, drug use and witchcraft. By using Wicca, he opened himself up to numerous demons and fallen angels specializing in the occult who led him down a dark path. He “got free” of this by his conversion to Christianity.

But I ask myself: was the conversion bona fide? The biggest red flag I see in all of this is his mention of seeing a mental image of Jesus, a vision. There is a fallen angel who masquerades as Jesus and is the author of millions of false conversions in this last hour via “accepting Jesus.”[2]

A vital component of all of this is that every supernatural experience where Christ is at the center needs to be examined thoroughly. The person must ensure that sin, repentance and resurrection were all involved in their conversion. Former partakers in the occult and false religion must detox themselves from those practices as well because Satan is trying to mock God by causing His people to be under the devil’s influence while they are unknowingly working for him.

As someone who has experience with this fake Jesus, one thing I can tell you about him is that he likes to mark his territory and flaunt himself whenever he gains a victory over someone. There is a very real possibility that this fallen angel was lording himself over Matt and showed himself to him as a means of gloating over the spiritual perversion that he led him into. I had the same thing happen to me!

Beyond this, Matt went straight into the institutional church which has been by and large infiltrated by Satan.[3] God is not there anymore. So why would God adopt Matt into His family and then send him to a place that is ruled by evil spirits for an extended period of time?

On the other hand, he claims to be free of mental illness and drugs. This is a good thing. But the enemy is clever and will happily give a person good things in the natural realm if it means he gets an iron grip on their soul. After all, that’s what this spiritual war that we’re in is about: the eternal fate and resting place of the men and women in the center of this battle between the Lord God and Satan.

Cases like this are pivotal for spiritual growth and understanding because it helps us see the layers of deception that are in play during these last days. We have to remain vigilant and not take things at face value, instead examining spiritual happenings and allowing time to expose if something is from God or the enemy.

In these last days, we are at war with the principalities and powers of the air. One of these angels is Jesus Sananda Immanuel, the Fake Jesus. To find out more about this spiritual deception and false conversions, purchase a copy of Church of the Endtime Zombies to equip yourself against the lies of the devil in the last days. If you seek counseling, give EIC a call at 888-818-1117 or email rescueonfb@icloud.com


[1] Sheppard, P. (2015). Chapter 8, Are YOU Born Again? In The Church of the End-Time Zombies (p. 216).

[2] Sheppard, P. (2015). Chapter 8, Are YOU Born Again? In The Church of the End-Time Zombies (p. 207).

[3] Sheppard, P. (2011). Judgement Has Already Begun! In The New Idolatry (p. 217)

Detoxing From Religiosity and Churchianity!

20 Sep

As a word of hope and deliverance to those of you who have been deceived in church or by people who professed to be Christians, I advise you to stay true to the light because darkness will often be too uncomfortable to stay around the light. The darkness in the conscience of those of you who are under bondage to either religiosity or charismatic witchcraft will cause you to either humble yourselves and seek deliverance or to lose all ability to discern good from evil.

Hopefully, you will be genuinely convicted and reborn in the spirit once you have overturned religiosity that may have led to a false conversion.  To fight off delusion and obsession, you must continue to search your own life by the spirit, praying to the Father of Lights,

“Lord, I want the unfruitful works of darkness in my life to be exposed. Show up, demon! Show yourself!!”

Once you pray in this manner, demons will be exposed all around you and your understanding will be enlightened. Not only will your own tree be shaken, but everybody around you will be exposed, one way or another.

So hold onto your seatbelts, Beloved. It’s quite a bumpy yet an exciting ride!!

Pam Sheppard Ministries
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To Avoid Apostasy in End Times: Stay Out of Haunted Houses!

21 Oct

When I was a faithful pastor in the institutional church, aka the IC, I had several memorable dreams that showed me her spiritual condition of  but I misinterpreted them. I thought the dreams were pertaining to the actual church in the dream , when that  particular church was only intended to be representative.

A symbol OF THEM ALL.

In these dreams, the pulpit and altar area were defiled with menstrual blood, feces and urine. I would also dream about toilets overflowing in the sanctuary. I did not understand those dreams until after I left the IC.

I now know that the defilement represented the plagues. For in the natural, plagues have broken out because of infectious, unclean conditions like rats and such. The unclean natural condition of a house will cause it to be condemned, boarded up. A haunted house is filled with the demons that once inhabited the dead who lived in that house. When the inhabits died, the demons came out and did not have anywhere else to go and reside unless new people rented or bought the house.

I call the IC a haunted house because it is filled with evil spirits who have taken Her  over, because of the plagues. These are the seducing spirits that the Apostle Paul warned Timothy about.  They are fallen angels that specialize in teaching religion.  Jesus called the religious folk of his day, white washed tombs on the outside, contaminated with dead men’s bones on the inside. This is the institutional church today. It is a huge whitewashed tomb. A haunted house.

Don’t let the white washed physicality, Her stained glass beauty fool you. The spirit realm is invisible to our eyes but it still exists. In the spirit realm, every pulpit is covered in unclean blood, urine and feces, no matter how sincere the pastor or how helpful and kind are Her members.

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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.

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Let Us Clean Up the House BEFORE the Bridegroom Comes!

7 Oct

I personally suspect that the institutional church has already been judged relatively recently, perhaps decades, maybe even a century ago. So the church is not “the house.”

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Satan began to progressively establish a seat within church divisions, sects, and organizations since around the third century. Therefore, I believe that the book of Revelation was prophetically  written about every church age. However, death has been a real blessing for the saints who have already left this earth prior to “the end.” Truly, those who are alive when the Lord Jesus Christ returns for the dead and the living will face a challenge that no other church age has been required to face. I believe that we are approaching  that hour NOW—as we live in the best of times and the worst of times.

IT WOULD SURPRISE ME IF WE HAVE 10 YEARS LEFT TO PREPARE. So the house that we are to clean up is within us. Spirit, soul and body. If we clean up the spirit and the soul first, the body will follow.

We all have been lulled into a semi or fully delusional state where we are drugged into believing something we know deep down inside ‘just isn’t right.’ We just went to church and went along with the programs to get along. We didn’t want to rock the boat, so to speak, out of fear that we would be labeled ‘rebellious,’ ‘unfaithful,’ “homophobic, “‘unteachable,’ or a host of other names leadership likes to place on thinking people who were blessed with common sense AND wisdom to know both error and  game when we see it.

When I was a faithful pastor in the institutional church, , I had several memorable dreams that showed me the spiritual condition of the entire IC but I misinterpreted them. I thought the dreams were pertaining to the actual church I saw, when a particular church was only intended to be representative. A symbol OF THEM ALL.

In these dreams, the pulpit and altar area were defiled with menstrual blood, feces and urine. I would also dream about toilets overflowing in the sanctuary. I did not understand those dreams until after I left the IC.

I now know that the defilement represented the plagues. For in the natural, plagues have broken out because of infectious, unclean conditions like rats and such. The unclean natural condition of a house will cause it to be condemned, boarded up. A haunted house is filled with the demons that once inhabited the dead who lived in that house. When the inhabits died, the demons came out and did not have anywhere else to go and reside unless new people rented or bought the house.

I call the IC a haunted house because it is filled with evil spirits who have taken Her over, because of the plagues. These are the seducing spirits that the Apostle Paul warned Timothy about. They are fallen angels that specialize in teaching religion. Jesus called the religious folk of his day, white washed tombs on the outside, contaminated with dead men’s bones on the inside. This is the institutional church today. It is a huge whitewashed tomb. A haunted house.

Don’t let the white washed physicality, Her stained glass beauty fool you. The spirit realm is invisible to our eyes but it still exists. In the spirit realm, every pulpit is covered in unclean blood, urine and feces, no matter how sincere the pastor or how helpful and kind are Her members.

I treat the IC “without comment or notice.” I don’t even keep up with what she is doing nor do I spend much time warning people to “come out of Her.” I have faith that the Lord will find a way to rescue His elect from Satan’s  grip. My task is simply to bind up the wounded and prepare the elect for the next battle.

Just know that I cannot fight for you until you are no longer attending the institutional church, ANYWHERE. Even if you are in a home church, teaching and preaching in the same manner as the IC, you are still associated with what is unclean.

I only expect a few to contact me. You will know in your spirit if I am the person to pastor you online. When you have heard from the Lord, call me at 1-888-818-1117 or send an email to getreadyforthelord@gmail.com

Going to Heaven as a Motivation

24 Jun

If your motivation to becoming born again is to get to heaven, you have COMPLETELY missed the mark. Becoming born again is motivated by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our personal desires are pushed aside, and the Holy Spirit comes and shows us a “New Thing…” one that gives us saving faith in the power of the crucifixion, cross, and resurrection of Jesus Christ…NOTHING about YOU like the Institutional  Church (IC) teaches. In the IC, it’s all about man, works, and MAN’S desire to get what HE wants out of the deal. When it’s the REAL DEAL, you are out of the picture, and Jesus Christ is the center.

I don’t know about you, but growing up in the organized church system, I was often taught that going to heaven was a motivation to wanting to be “saved.” I had absolutely NO DESIRE for God, nor did I really understand what the cross TRULY meant, and what the resurrection of Jesus Christ really was.

In most churches today, the preacher’s focus on the altar call is on the individual desiring a better life for himself, or perhaps the individual being so hopeless and guilty about their lifestyle that they are heavily encouraged to “make a decision for Christ” before it’s too late. What a self-centered approach to salvation!

As a reminder, Pastor Pam Sheppard had NO desire for God when  He began his work in her and rebirthed her spirit. So desiring God and doing works to avoid ending up in hell certainly can’t be prerequisites to becoming born again. And Paul was a persecutor of Christians, yet the Lord saved him. Neither Paul not Pam were worried about “getting into heaven,” or avoiding hell. Neither was feeling so guilty and helpless that they did works to try to save themselves.

As for me, the thought of heaven or hell never even entered my mind when I heard the true Gospel of Jesus Christ. I was way too caught up in what happened to Jesus Christ, whereas beforehand when I was part of the IC, my MAIN motivation for trying to be “right with God” was because I wanted to get to heaven in the end…no concern for the cross and resurrection, and no change occurred in me. I just wanted to do all the works it took in order to be saved…when we all know that we are saved by GRACE, and NOT by WORKS. There is NOTHING we can do to get saved. Our human works are not enough. Only the Holy Spirit has the power to quicken our spirits, give us FAITH in the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, cause us to repent, and make is new, born again creatures. WE DON’T HAVE THE POWER TO DO THAT. WE CANNOT SAVE OURSELVES FROM OUR OWN WICKEDNESS. WE ARE POWERLESS. This is why the ENTIRE salvation gospel preached in the IC is COMPLETELY FALSE. The IC tried to step in and do the Holy Spirit’s job, which is not possible. I dare say that if your salvation experience occurred in a church service within the IC, you are probably NOT born again, and have a False Conversion…no matter how GOOD it felt. THINK DEEPLY ON THIS.

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The Church of the Endtime Zombies Book Review by a Former Zombie

23 Jun

DETOXING FROM RELIGION BY RESURRECTION POWER!

Have you ever felt like something was wrong with the organized church system? Do you feel like you have been searching for the TRUTH, but cannot find it in what is commonly referred to as “church” today? Are you concerned about strange practices in the church, but can’t put your finger on it? Do you feel like you are following set of rules and practices with no rhyme or reason? Well, Pam’s latest book, “The Church of the Endtime Zombies,” would be the PERFECT book for you! It is a RIVETING, JAW DROPPING account of the false doctrines and practices that occur in the institutional church, and how, through several experiences of her clients, the Lord led Pam to provide pastoring, guidance, teaching, spiritual counseling, and deliverance through RESCUE, an online church and deliverance ministry based on the true Gospel of Jesus Christ. As you flip through the pages of…

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Raised From the Dead: Christian, Do You Understand?

31 Oct

I suspect that the primary reason why the institutional church is so ineffectual is because she has lost the meaning of the power of the resurrection. When I ask someone who calls me to describe the resurrection, most skip right over it and start babbling about the Lord going to prison to preach, grab the keys, etc., saying nothing at all about what happened in the tomb.

This is yet another reason why the vast majority of churchgoers  are operating out of a false conversion. For there is no born again experience without an understanding of  the resurrection. Colossians 2:22 says that we are buried together with Him in baptism, and we are also raised together with Him through FAITH in the fact that God raised the Lord Jesus from the dead.

Those who saw the Lord alive after His death did not need faith because their very eyes witnessed it. They were at the cross when He died and they were in the upper room when He bodily appeared.

To be born again is to come back to life in the spirit after being dead. Those who are not born again are spiritually  dead, dead in trespasses and sins. They are physically alive but dead in spirit.

The Lord Jesus proved how great the power of His life is through His resurrection. He established that resurrection life is a life that cannot be touched by death. YOU MAY KILL ME BUT YOU CAN NOT KILL MY SPIRIT.

The interesting thing is that before we are born again, we are physically alive yet spiritually dead. Once we become spiritually alive, though we will one day physically die—-maybe—–the resurrection of the Lord takes away the sting of death which is the fear of it.

You also need to understand that without the resurrection, no one can cast out demons.

the reason the born again  can withstand Satan is  because our life is a life of resurrection. Since our new life in the spirit has translated us out of satan’s kingdom, he has no authority over us. I find that when the resurrection power is expressed through me, not just the cross but the resurrection, demons and fallen angels flee.

I triumph in the cross but also in the resurrection. Satan can kill my body but not my spirit and not my soul. and he can’t kill my body unless God allows him to do so.

Where did YOU stand on the resurrection, Christian?

Do you know who God IS? He is the actual creator of all that we see and can’t see. So for that logical reason alone, we should lose all fear of death and being annihilated. Why? because even in death, we still live in the mind of the One who created us. So having faith in Him should make good sense. We should also lose all fear of satan! for like us, he is only a created being.

Yet there is yet another thing. It is the most supernatural thing in the bible: THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD IN CHRIST!!!! It has  happened once already if you believe the bible. Take a look at Matthew 27:51-53. As the saints of old were raised, we who are alive when the Lord returns shall be changed to immortality.  In fact,  besides ruling down here, Jesus Christ main reason for returning to earth is to claim His complete power over death. He will raise the dead out of their graves and tombs of all those who sleep in Him since He ascended.

So if you claim to believe in the Lord Jesus, how can you fear death??? THAT IS AN OXYMORON!!!

Sometimes I think I have heard it all until the enemy does something new. then all I can do is shake my head.

One of the things Satan  is doing with false conversions is using all of the gospel story—the cross, repentance, weeping, forgiveness, peace, baptism, ALL BUT THE RESURRECTION!!!!!

Here is an example from someone with a false conversion. :

I had another conversion experience. This time I was online watching a video. I felt cut to the heart and started crying. Then a voice told me to go and run a bath and be baptized. I was crying so much because I’m so sick of being lied to. I went in and baptized myself and I came out and felt like I was saved. Right before I did it, I heard “you are really going to hell this time”. Baptized myself and I felt much better when I arose I had a new spirit. I cried more because it was not the same. I dont know if I believe it or not yet.

All I am saying is that we were trained in the institutional church  that the enemy is afraid of the cross. He is NOT!!!! He uses it ALL, including the BIBLE. He uses ALL but I have yet to see him use the resurrection in the correct way in one of his false conversions.

So understand this.  If faith in the resurrection of the Lord was not a part of your salvation experience, you are still dead in your trespasses and sins and your faith in the Lord is vain. Put simply, you are NOT born again.  So watch this video to get an understanding of the most essential component of the gospel.

We can help you examine your salvation.  Just send an email to rescueonfb@icloud.com and include a detailed account of the day you believe you got born again.  We will respond to you speedily.

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Freedom From False Conversions

16 Jul
Christ and The Pharisees
Christ and The Pharisees (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

by Pam Sheppard

What I am finding in my counseling practice with Christians, is that churchgoers who are reporting that they are being tormented by demons DID NOT REALLY GET SAVED WHEN THEY THOUGHT THAT THEY DID!!!!! Besides not understanding repentance in a fullness, I believe that what some professing Christians miss is that a resurrected body is the same body that died,—- the original body that has been made new or “renovated.” A glorified body is never subject to death again.

Lazarus was raised from the dead in his “same” body but his body was not glorified because he would die again. Lazarus was not raised immortal. Maria was the first client that manifested this problem. For a year, I did not realize that Maria did not understand this concept. When people say “Jesus was raised from the dead,” those who don’t understand are just repeating a memorized phrase that they have accepted. But when you go deeper, those who have been made confused by word of faith teaching will say “Oh, Jesus had a glorified body which means He had a new body.” I ask them “Well what happened to the old body?” Some will say “it was buried, it decomposed, it floated away with his spirit, “I don’t know”or just “it disappeared in some supernatural way, like the work of a magician who pulls a rabbit out of a hat!”

The root of the problem is that they have misunderstand the scripture in Corinthians which says “it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body, and there is a spiritual body.” I cor 15:44. What they don’t understand is that a natural body is physical and a spiritual body is material as well. A natural body is subject to death. A spiritual body is not. A natural body when dead will decompose or be “corruptible.” A spiritual body is raised “incorruptible.” It will never decay. That is the difference between the two.

So when I ask the key question, “was Jesus raised as a physical body or was He raised as a spirit, the response will be “He was raised as a spirit.” In spite of the fact that Jesus showed his original yet glorified body to Thomas and said to him “a spirit does not have flesh and bone as I have”, they STILL miss it. A crucial error that will determine where they abide in eternity.

I didn’t write this.. Paul did. It is in I Cor 15:17: And if Christ is not risen, your faith is vain (futile) AND YOU ARE STILL IN YOUR SINS. To still be in your sins is to “not be saved or born again.” So if you don’t understand what resurrection means, then how can you believe that “Jesus was risen?” So the logical conclusion is that anyone who does not understand resurrection but came to the Jesus of their understanding IS NOT SAVED!

As both a servant of God and a professional Christian counselor, I really thought that when people said “He is risen,” that they understood what that meant.

Thirty-four years ago when I myself was unsaved, I understood resurrection because I had no concept at all of what a spirit was. I was all flesh: a two-part being of mind and body. So since I didn’t have an understanding of what the word “spirit” meant, I was never confused into thinking that “to be raised” meant to float away as a spirit. All I knew about resurrection was what I had seen in the movies or heard at Easter. I laughed at this. I said “Christians must think that people are stupid. It is very clear to me that when you are dead you are DEAD and there is no coming back to life.”

On the day that I got born again in my living room, faith to believe that Jesus came back to life in the same body that He died in at the cross literally burst through my mind and I was in a state of shock. After I repented for being a sinner, the resurrection flashed into my mind immediately. Once I went to church and became a minister, I didn’t think that what happened to me was supposed to happen to everyone that got saved, even after I read “confess the Lord Jesus with your mouth AND BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART THAT HE WAS RAISED FROM THE DEAD! The Greek word for “heart” is “cardia.” Cardia means “the mind, the emotions, the thoughts and the feelings.” The spiritual heart is a part of the human soul.

Once I explain the resurrection to MOST of my clients who have been confused, none become saved prior to dealing with the issues of being set free from demons. In some cases, the religious demon is so entrenched in the person, that it must be cast out first so that the person can believe in the resurrection. This was the case of Ola back in 2001. Practically EVERYTHING that she did that was under the power of a religious demon—a familiar spirit, a spirit of divination: preach, praise the Lord, prophecy, speak in tongues, discern spirits and see into the spirit world, was entirely counterfeited by the religious demon that resides in her. In the last 11 years, almost everyone who has sought  deliverance counseling has a similar background. The problem of false conversions is by far the most  pervasive and challenging issue of our times.

When you trace their alleged conversion to Christ back to the original source by skillful asking questions during the plowing stage of counseling, the source of the problem is almost always uncovered. For example, when some of my clients came to Christ, they came for the wrong reasons under strange/demonic circumstances. Religious demons “specialize.” There are some who want to do religious things, just like the Pharisees and the Sadducees of Jesus day.Remember the words of the Lord to them?” He said “You will tithe even something as small as a mint. Yet you are like whitewashed tombs, clean on the outside but filled with dead men’s bones. Your are of your Father, the devil. Vipers. A viper is a snake, the snake representing counterfeit religion.

Someone posed the following question to me in an email : if a person is operating off of only what they know and have been taught, won’t the Lord make an exception? Wouldn’t that be another “specific” example? In other words, if someone sincerely repents, loves the Lord, and accepts Him as their Savior, and they die before they have been TAUGHT and DISCIPLED, wouldn’t the Lord take that into consideration? Afterall, HE KNOWS THE HEARTS OF MEN, and we don’t, RIGHT?”

This is the exact situation that each and every one of my clients have found themselves in. The Lord has made an exception in each of their cases. He has seen to it that they DO NOT DIE before they have been un-deceived through counseling. Teaching and discipling is a part of the counseling process. The Lord has taken each client’s plight into consideration, by first opening my eyes and instructing me on how to recognize the deception, and how to counsel, teach and disciple him or her. Some have fallen under the category of II Cor 4:3,4: For if our gospel be hid or veiled, it is hid to those who are lost, whose minds the god of this world has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, which is the image of God, should shine on them. So I will have to cast out the religious demon first, BEFORE the client can be saved.

If I look at this problem from carnal eyes, then I could get discouraged. I can only handle 30 clients at a time and it takes from 3 months to a year per client. So I continue to train other ministers “to do what I do.”  I just don’t question God about what He is doing for these kinds of captives. I simply DO MY PART which seems so small that it appears non-existent when you consider how many professing Christians may have already been deceived. God does His part. For example, every one of my clients have had a dream that led them to me or they were surfing the web and found me.

People seeking Christ through the ministry of those who are preaching “another gospel” and presenting “another Jesus” in churches of all kinds and with folk who stay home and watch TBN are becoming mentally, spiritually and even physically bound. People are picking up religious demons at pentecostal altars, where they have been “tarrying” or “chanting” to receive the Holy Ghost and to speak with other tongues. Some clients ended up with absolutely no control over their bodies. Those I couldn’t help refused to even consider that they were not saved. Once the Pentecostals got a grip on them and they “manifested” the speaking in a tongues, they became super spiritual. Inch by inch, the demons took over. The demons spoke through several clients, using their bodies to do various things. .You can read more on this in my book “Faces of the Religious Demon.” Also in “The Church of the End-time Zombies

 

In a strange case of a client I call  “Carol.”

Carol  is unique because she is obedient, compliant, coherent and willing to do anything to be delivered, which was not the case with others. I see no real fault in her as I have seen in some of the others. She was simply watching TV, responded to a sinner’s prayer through a Mormon sponsored program, then began to feed off of the teachings of mega TV preachers and was guided to a mega church by a vision that was demonically inspired.

As it stands, I work with those that I can, and I plant a seed into those that I cannot help, and pray that the Lord will direct them to true, informed Christians who will nurture and water that seed. For those who refuse to hear,  I shake the dust from my feet and move on to the next captive.

If the Lord is leading you to schedule an appointment, hours are from noon to midnight, seven days a week, EST. All work is done over the phone, so call 888-818-1117. Better yet, send an email to rescueonfb@icloud.com

Evangelism Has Changed In Our Times

16 Jul

Does it make sense to live in the past?  Too many professing Christians assume that just because a practice is in the bible, we are remiss if we have not implemented it today.  Take for example, “deliverance ministry.”  The Apostles of the Lord never heard of it. That is because the term was invented in 1973.    The first apostles  went two by two into the villages, and as they travelled, they cast out demons.  Today, I cast out demons by phone.  The principle is the same.  We use the name of Jesus.  Yet the specifics implicit within the  practice are  “different.”

So too with  preaching.  Certainly, the gospel of Jesus Christ should not have changed in  2000 years, but “it has.” Over the last two centuries, the gospel of Jesus Christ has been revised, modified, with some portions of it either minimized or glossed over.  As a result, untold millions assume  they are saved but  they are not.  The worst of it is that those with false conversions also teach others that all they have to do to be born again is to “repeat a sinner’s prayer after them.”

If you need help in examining your salvation, simply send an email to rescueonfb@icloud.com and provide a detailed description as to what happened the day you believe you were born again.  We will respond quickly.

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