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DOES GOD STILL HEAL?

28 Jul

You have probably run into an ad like the one below. Such types of posters are common all over the world.

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Many flock to these meetings, hoping that they will find remedies for illness affecting them or a loved one. Faith or spiritual healing has been around for a long time, some believe it’s a scam but to others it’s a show of faith in order to get a miracle from God.

Seeking supernatural help for healing is a practice that has happened both outside & in the church.

Brief history of Supernatural healing outside the church

Ancient Egypt and Yin & Yang philosophies in ancient Chinese healing traditions believe that illness came as a result of unbalanced human energy and returning the balance was key to bring healing back to the body.

In Egypt, several ritual practices that were done to bring about healing included chanting, drumming, dancing, incantations & hoaxes that would be done by priests. The Egyptian priests were supposed to be pure enough to connect with spirit guides who would let them know if the patient is ready to be healed or they should remain with their illness because it is intended to teach them a life lesson.

In ancient Egypt – a physical ailment was seen as an outward sign of an inner spiritual issue.

In Ancient Greece, around 4 BC many temples were built to worship a god called Asclepius who was referred to as the god of medicine & healing. Followers claimed they would receive healing just by entering the temples.

The rod of Asclepius, is a snake-entwined staff, commonly seen today as a symbol of medicine.

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Those who sought healing would offer sacrifices, and then spend a night in the holiest part of the temple. Any dreams or visions were reported to a priest who would interpret and prescribe the treatment the patient required. Some temples had sacred dogs to lick wounds.  There were also non-venomous snakes left to slither on the floor. These snakes were used in the healing rituals.

Healing practices such as Reiki, Yoga, healing touch used today share some similarities to the ancient practices..

Brief history of Supernatural healing in the church

When looking at the Old Testament, there are few references in relation to healing; a good example is when Prophet Elisha directed Naaman to dip himself in the river Jordan 7 times & he would be healed of leprosy. Naaman felt the instruction was insulting & beneath him, So he didn’t want to do it but at the pleading of his servant he did and his skin was restored. 2 Kings 5:1-14

The New Testament on the other hand has a lot of references to healing, mostly done by Jesus, some examples:-

Matthew 8:16

When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick.

Matthew 12:15

Aware of this, Jesus withdrew from that place. A large crowd followed him, and he healed all who were ill.

Matthew 14:36

and begged him to let the sick just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed.

Jesus also bestowed the power to heal on his disciples as well.

Matthew 10:1

Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out impure spirits and to heal every disease and sickness.

The Early Church

The Early church was characterized by miracles and huge growth as many people heard the gospel & were saved.

In Acts 3 Peter & John heal a lame man and the crowds became astonished and gathered around them, thinking they are powerful healers. Peter corrected them in verse 12 that they haven’t healed the man by their own power but that the crowd had witnessed  the power of Jesus Christ; Peter then preached the gospel of salvation to the crowd.

Another example where many were healed is recorded in Acts 5:12-16

The apostles performed many signs and wonders among the people. And all the believers used to meet together in Solomon’s Colonnade.13 No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people. 14 Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number. 15 As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peter’s shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by.16 Crowds gathered also from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those tormented by impure spirits.

From this passage, we can see the apostles were known for healing people.  The end result was many started believing in Jesus Christ & the church grew rapidly.

Healing had a purpose for the early church – to show the people of that time that the kingdom of God had come & it was used to support the preaching of the gospel to others. Would it be correct to say that this specific gift of healing has accomplished its purpose & thus ceased with the early church?

God still does heal & restore people, I can personally attest to my mind being healed & restored as I went through my deliverance journey with Pastor Pam Sheppard. But In recent times, we haven’t seen healing situations as recorded in the book of ACTS where huge crowds of sick people legitimately received miraculous healing.

Will the gift of healing as shown by the apostles in the book of ACTS return? – maybe, if it does, it will be to fulfill a specific purpose that God wants.

Nowadays both in the Christian & non-Christian world there are many people seeking supernatural help for healing. The world has methods such as Reiki where people get hands laid on to receive healing. In the church people flock to crusades where the pastor breathes on them, lays hands on them and prophesy healing to the attendees, Christian TV has a lot of programs where people are told to touch the screen & receive healing. Some ministries send prayer cloths, handkerchiefs, oil which have healing power for a nominal fee. One might say they are doing the same as the early church, but are they?

The fruits of some of these healing ministries we have today can help us determine whether God is in it or not. Most ministries are embroiled in some sort of scandal. There are cases where people have come forward stating they were paid to act sick. Innocent people have also suffered as they were deceived into thinking they were healed only to continue suffering from their illness; and in some tragic cases, people have died because they stopped taking medication.

What purpose does healing in current ministries serve?  Is it to further the gospel that teaches we can accept Jesus into our  hearts by repeating the sinners prayer? It seems to be the case which in itself is a huge red flag since that is not the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Believers at this time need to be more vigilant as deception is the order of the day. God definitely has the power to heal but understand the devil can also perform supernatural acts in order to trick people. People have turned to Reiki, yoga and received immediate healing only to be tormented. In the church people have gone to healing ministries and asked Jesus into their hearts when they actually received the fake Jesus who calls himself Jesus Sananda Emmanuel. When they asked Jesus to come into their hearts, they opened themselves up to be demonized.

It can be confusing to know what to believe.  The key is to be undeceived and understand the times we live in.

The enemy is using everything including healing to Lead many into more deception. Therefore we need to learn the wiles & strategies of the enemy to avoid his traps. If you don’t know where to begin started by getting a copy of The Church of the End-Time Zombies. 

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Don’t Lose Your Crown With Fast Food Religion and Quick Fix Deliverances

22 May

armorThe bible warns that the conditions at the end of the age will “wax worse and worse” men deceiving and being deceived.(2 Timothy 3:13) and many children of God will be deceived, possibly destroyed, because of a lack of discernment, becoming unconscious vessels for the enemy to use in the DAY of his power. (Matthew 24:10). Therefore, it is mandated that every true believer must be prepared to stand alone in order to emerge as an overcomer. To be prepared means that you have been trained in peace time but most often, while you are actually in the battle.

Unfortunately, we are not prepared for what is happening among this generation’s religious people.  Whether in church or absent from Her, Satan is pulling out all  his last stops including spirit rape, voices, intrusive blasphemous thoughts and horrifying visions to let religious folk know, that he is in control of them.  And he is.

How did the devil obtain this kind of power when the bible reports that the Lord Jesus Christ has defeated him? Simply put, the  spiritually undernourished have been eating fast spiritual foods leading to the expectation that quick religious  fixes and fantasies will  pull them  through to victory. What is neither understood or considered is that we who will overcome must try the spirits NOW. We must not believe every spirit.  The spirit that is not of God is Anti-Christ.  So if you are hearing blasphemous thoughts about the Lord Jesus, or if entities or spirits are having sex with you to satisfy their need for spiritual worship, if you are having evil visions that cause shame and guilt , you have been taken over by Satan as  the Accuser of the brethren and the  spirit of the Anti-Christ.

In order to overcome the spirit of the Antichrist who is now quite active in our present world, everything and everyone must be tested, including yourself.  How is this test implemented? First of all, , check to see if you have been  consistently eating junk food. Also, examine where you stand relative to the gospel of Jesus Christ of Nazareth: sin, the cross, the death, burial, resurrection and the return  of the Lord.   Do you understand repentance? Did you experience godly sorrow as led by the Holy Spirit and not by the needs of your own flesh for grief, self-accusation, and self-induced shame?   Did the Holy Spirit call you to the cross or did you just ask Jesus to come into your heart because you were afraid of going to hell? Are you expecting a pre-tribulation rapture and therefore you are not preparing for His coming? Do you believe you are born again yet you still have not been able to control sinful behavior? Do you believe that church attendance and loyalty will save you?

The answers to these questions will reveal whether or not you have been eating fast foods, and relying on quick fixes, fantasizing that you are blessed when in fact, you may be cursed.

Let us face it!.  WE ARE IN A WAR.  A SPIRITUAL WAR! if you are in agreement with theantichrist spirit of the world and the spirit of the Antichrist, you are a weak vessel, not a soldier, one  who is actually food for Satan.  He smells your blood in the water and you are the prey of the mighty. He will tempt you with illusions in the spirit that are not common to man and he does not play fair.  However, those of us called to Calvary have been given weapons for warfare that we are to use and become proficient in their use by experience, developing our faith by trial and sometimes by error.

A part of that warfare is to recognize the spies and overcome them BEFORE the Lord returns. We are in a conflict with the Antichrist and his army NOW.  Consider perhaps the very near future as outlined in Revelation 17. In this chapter, Christ is carrying out terrible things on His enemies who “war against the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them, for He is the Lord of lords and the King of kings, and they also shall overcome who are with Him, called and chosen, and faithful.”

I want to be in this number.  You should want it also.

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We shall judge and rule with Christ, at least those of us who overcome.  Those who have died in Christ already have escaped the  kind of uncommon supernatural trials and  tests Satan will throw our way in these Laodicean, deceitfully lukewarm times of fast food religion and quick fix deliverances.  I suspect that the dead in Christ have their crowns already.  However, what if we are alive when He comes?   It seems that it is OUR crowns that are up for grabs. Will you allow YOUR crown  to  be stolen because you enjoyed too much fast food in the spirit  and you depended solely on quick fixes, incapable of standing against the wiles of the devil.

RESCUE Ministry will train you to be prepared for the Satanic onslaught that is coming your way.  We also work to set you free once you have slipped  into sinking sand. God wants to work in you. RESCUE is a safe haven where He can answer your prayer and prepare you for the future, with solid meat.  Has the enemy interfered in your life?  God is greater than the devil. At RESCUE, we will train you to get a crown and keep it. We will help you to past all tests with flying colors, as you learn to stand in strong faith.

If you would like to give RESCUE a 30 day trial to see if this ministry is for you, call 888-818-1117 or complete the contact form below:

Deliverance From Error: Avoiding Truthiness, FAke News and Alternative Facts

10 Mar

I have noticed that some churchgoers feel absolutely miserable when they become undeceived. Their self worth was bound up in their acts of religion. Self-hatred, shame and guilt are a part of the process as well. Serious remorse and sorrow—the grieving stage—is usually followed by intense anger and desire for revenge against those who deceived them.

I never experienced any of that.

As for me, I was a minister for more than 25 years within a well-known denomination when I got undeceived. I NEVER GOT ANGRY OR BLAMED ANYONE ELSE. I was actually angry BEFORE I got undeceived. That is because most of the time, I was rejected by church folk and other ministers. So once I got undeceived, I realized why people in the institutional church aka the  IC did not like me. And so it was very easy for me  to forgive them and move on. Also, I really never submitted myself to anyone. I took all the blame primarily  on myself. Therefore,  all those whom the enemy used to deceive me did not even get a second thought.

In fact, I was blissfully joyous. First came shock. Then understanding followed by extreme gratefulness.

What I was grateful for is that everything I was wrong on: tongues and other supernatural gifts, tithing, I RARELY PREACHED FROM THE PULPIT. I never insisted that everyone speak in tongues, or tithe. Did I create false conversions? Not many. On a rare occasion,  I declared people born again when they “accepted Christ.” I did not do much on “ask Him to come into your heart” though. While I was ministering at the altar, it just did not come to me to say.

The denomination I was in did not have many people to come forward to accept Christ. The pastors  asked the congregations to come forward to join the denomination and then they put them on a 6 months trial. So there were not many people falsely getting born again.

I REMAIN VERY GRATEFUL THAT MY MARGIN OF ERROR DID NOT REALLY HURT ANYONE.

Actually, I knew from the beginning in 1979 that something was seriously wrong with the church but I  thought it was my responsibility to be an instrument for IC change. Recently I heard that the special church I adored and desired to pastor for so many years is practically dead right now.  A close ministerial friend who was my rival over that church has now left it in failure and disgrace. Did I feel vindicated?  NO.  What  I felt was utter sadness.  You know them by their fruit.

One of the stages you should arrive at is being grateful that God saw fit to undeceived you. If you have had a false conversion, if He has un-deceived you, that means He intends to cause you to be born again and to deliver you. I am particularly in  awe that most of my life, I thought I was special. I WANTED TO BE KNOWN as the best this or that. The truth is that I did not know what it really means to be special really  until God Himself made me special beyond my expectation with the revelations He has given me. No, I had no idea what special really is. If there is a duplicate of me anywhere in the world, I would like to meet him or her.

God has made me so special that I prefer to hide than to make myself known to the world. All I want is for God”s elect to be undeceived.”

What really shocked me was to discover that the 3 dreams I had in 1979 that told me to go to that particular  church were from the devil. That was one of my biggest shocks. It caused me to wonder if God really called me to the ministry while in the church. Certainly, something supernatural DID happen. Was that God or the devil? Was all my work a waste? Did I really cast out demons from people or was it all a sham? Was The Holy Spirit helping me to preach or did my help come from a fallen angel?

Well, I have answers to those questions. One way I got an answer was to listen to messages I preached and taught before I was undeceived. I have not heard them all as there are many, but I have not found a mistake or an untruth yet in the ones I have heard thus far. Actually, I am being blessed and re-taught by my own messages.

For me, my past spiritual life is not a major concern. I put all those years behind me without much effort.

How about you? What has YOUR stages of undeception been like? If you are at the beginning, the middle or even the final stages of being undeceived, you may need some pastoral coaching via telephone sessions.  If so, call 888-818-1117 or fill out the contact form below.  If you prefer to work on your own, I have prepared resources for you that you can review and obtain by clicking here.

Religion Takes Away your Identity

12 Feb

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One thing I have really disliked about religion (well, there are many, but I will focus on this one! lol), is that being religious makes a person become something they are not. You all know what I am talking about. There is just this certain way people become when they turn religious…even in the way they speak. The religious practices and rules make us feel like we have to do certain things, and act a certain way to be accepted by God, be righteous, or “get into heaven.” It’s like a switch turns on for them to act a certain way when the subject of God or Jesus comes up. All of a sudden, they know all the righteous things to do and say. Interesting…

I do not miss the long, drawn out, religious prayers, that are nothing but FLUFF, leading people to believe that they have attained a certain righteousness with these deep prayers. I remember going to all-night prayers. I HATED them. Why? Because people would use all these religious terms, trying to sound all holy, instead of just talking to God (or who they thought was God) like they talk to a regular person. The constant, “Father Gods,” or the “Oh, Almighty God,” religious sayings after every sentence drove me CRAZY!!!! I am the type of person who just talks normal when I pray. I don’t see a point in saying all this religious stuff to try and impress God. I’m sure he will hear my prayers if I just talk to him, like a normal human being.

Then there’s the “acts of worship” people put on as they suddenly hear a religious song, or get in an atmosphere of falling into an altered state, thinking they are worshiping God. To me, worship is in EVERYTHING I do for God, it’s my life…not just some religious state I get in when I hear a religious song or something. When I was in the IC, I felt something was a bit odd how a certain song will come on, and people would suddenly CHANGE.

Then, there’s the constant referral to scripture for everything you say, as if quoting Bible verses makes you more spiritual than others, or closer to God. I used to be in discussions where I had to have a scripture to back up everything I was saying.

Let’s not forget the SERMONIZING…the religious, on cue rise and fall of a preacher’s voice, just to get a huge reaction from his/her audience.

While I was in the church, I hated the bondage. I suspected something was just not right with having to follow all these rules, and do certain works to transform myself into become this IMAGE of what a “christian” is supposed to be. I yearned to just be REAL. To be FREE. To be NORMAL. Religion took that away from me, and made me this person who would put on a form of Godliness in any situation related to church, God, Jesus, etc.

Today, I can happily say that I am FREE from all of that. I don’t need to say religious lingo to talk to God. I don’t need to act a different way, just because spiritual topics are being brought up in a conversation. I don’t have to suddenly go into this altered state of worship, to try to feel close to God. I don’t have to talk a certain way, citing Bible verses everywhere I go, trying to appear righteous. I’m just ME…Learning truth, living my truth, and being REAL. No fake religious mess. And you know what? God still accepted ME. Just the way I am. Finally, I do not have to live a life of being fake, engaging in religious works, just to feel that I am close to God. No more religious songs, no more religious facebook groups (of God knows WHO is really saved in there), no more pressure to go to church to “earn” or “maintain” my salvation, no more feeling like I have to sound a certain way in prayer, no more listening to pointless sermons, that have nothing to do with the truth, but rather a point the preacher wants to get across, no more saying “grace” before meals, as if something is wrong if I DON’T say grace. I know that GOD IS NOT IN ANY OF THAT. RELIGION IS MAN’S INVENTION OF WHAT THEY CONSIDER TO BE THE PATH TO GOD, INSPIRED BY THE DEVIL. IT IS COUNTERFEIT. IT IS NOT REAL. IT IS A FORM OF GODLINESS THAT DENIES THE POWER OF JESUS CHRIST. I NO LONGER STRUGGLE WITH MY IDENTITY BECAUSE OF RELIGION. I KNOW WHO I AM, AND AM HAPPY I HAVE THE FREEDOM IN CHRIST TO BE ME, AND NOT SOMETHING RELIGION HAS CREATED ME TO BE.

IF YOU HAVE ANY RELIGION IN YOU, LET IT GO. YOU WON’T FIND GOD THAT WAY. JUST STOP BEING RELIGIOUS, AND START ANEW. GET OUTTA JAIL, AND BE FREE. Learn who God REALLY is, and maintain YOUR IDENTITY.

Have you lost your identity in religion? If so, what examples of losing your identity in religion have YOU experienced?

For more information topics like these, click the following link to some endtime survival books that Pam Sheppard has written that will give you more insight and help you further understand how all of this has unfolded, and how this may even relate to YOU:

The Church of the End-Time Zombies. 

              Paperback, www.lulu.com/content/16262055

               Ebook,  www.lulu.com/content/16464312


The Fake JESUS: Fallen Angels Among Us

Paperback, www.lulu.com/content/2716532
Ebook,  www.lulu.com/content/12044954

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Living by the Spirit vs. the Flesh

1 Jan

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In today’s society, what I see as the age of Laodicea, what people consider “Christian” is actually CARNALITY that exists in RELIGION. It is OF THE FLESH. It appeals to the DESIRES OF THE FLESH. The majority of the organized church consists of CARNAL people who consider themselves Christian and includes carnal practices that people engage in that they THINK are about God. Everything they do and practice is with a carnal mind. Everything they do in church is about THEM and the frivolous things of this world. Their minds consist of things that encourage them to be consumed by attaining everything on this earth. Every scripture in the Bible is somehow supposed to be for THEM. They are self-absorbed, thinking that somehow, in their self-absorption, they are serving God. Even the praise and worship is about SELF. They attempt to worship God in order to get some type of spiritual high…as if God is some kind of drug. They believe that every fleshly desire they have is supposed to be granted by God, as if God is a magical genie, just sitting around waiting to grant wishes. They think that, if they just do this or that religious practice enough, and pray for it enough, then God will just wave his magic wand and giving them what they want, hence misinterpreting  Psalm 37:4, “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart,” twisting it to mean that all they have to do is pretend to delight in the Lord by engaging in religious practices, and then POOF! God is going to go ahead and magically give them everything their hearts desire, when in actuality, in Psalm 37:4, the meaning of the scripture is quite the contrary. It actually means that when a person is delighting him/herself in the Lord, HIS desires will become THEIR desires…it is about the Lord changing a person, making him/her a new creation, desiring what the Lord would desire so that he/she can be more like HIM. But most people in the organized church don’t get this because they are CARNAL “Christians.”

Romans 8:7 explains this succinctly, yet quite well. “Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.”

The CARNAL MIND IS AT ENMITY WITH GOD. What does enmity mean? It means “the state or feeling of being actively opposed or hostile to someone or something.”  So what does this tell you about church and religion?

As for me, everything I did and thought about used to be carnal…yet I considered myself a Christian. Truth is, I didn’t know the FIRST THING about living a life dedicated to the Lord. The Lord showed me that I was NOT born again. I was so carnal that my motivation for being saved was because I wanted to go to heaven. Folks, if you think like this, THAT IS CARNAL. Salvation is about the LORD. Godly sorrow is just that…GODLY SORROW. Sorrow for the Lord. Anybody who simply said a sinner’s prayer, responded to an alter call, joined a church, or chased after God out of fear of going to hell is led by CARNAL DESIRES. THOSE THINGS DO NOT SAVE YOU.  I only used him when I wanted him. I used to want to be saved because it benefited ME…nevermind the power of the cross, and the incredible sacrifice Jesus Christ of Nazareth made…nevermind the heartless crucifixtion he had to endure…the SPOTLESS LAMB…because I, in my nature am so wicked and evil that I could not save myself. The Lord had to SHOW me the wickedness of who I am…not just what I did. It was then that I realized that salvation is  not about focusing on what we did and how miserable our lives are (like the churches falsely teach), but rather the wickedness of WHO WE ARE…THAT WE ARE SO CARNAL MINDED THAT EVERYTHING WE DO IS CENTERED AROUND US, and that it is a PRVILEGE to be called to salvation…NOT, “Oh, my life is so miserable, I don’t want to go to hell, so I am just going to do some fleshly thing to choose God.” HOW DISRESPECTFUL IS THAT???!!! When the Lord CALLED me to salvation, I did NOT choose. The Holy Spirit blew on me and showed me the POWER of the cross and resurrection. HE CHANGED ME. I DID NOT HAVE TO DO ANYTHING…NO ALTER CALLS, NO SINNERS PRAYER, NO SPEAKINGIN TONGUES, NO “DECISION-MAKING..” HE SIMPLY SAVED ME. Hearing the true Gospel of Jesus Christ was all it took. The TRUE Gospel that Jesus Christ of Nazareth was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary, he is GOD, who came to earth in the form of Jesus Christ, he lived a sinless human life, shed his blood and died for the WICKEDNESS of humanity, and CAME BACK TO LIFE IN THE SAME BODY HE DIED IN, AND IS NOW ALIVE TODAY, IN HEAVEN, SITTING AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE FATHER. THAT WAS IT. No religious mumbo jumbo. Just the Gospel. When I heard that, the Holy Spirit did the rest and re-birthed my spirit. I can CONFIDENTLY stand here today and say that I know the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Lord saved me!!!! And IT WAS NOT IN SOME FLESHLY, RELIGIOUS CHURCH!!!! Now that I AM truly born again, any personal desires for me are no more. I have no desires of my own, but to serve the Lord, and live my life on this earth, while I’m here…nothing extra. I don’t expect anything, nor do I feel that I deserve anything. I live in peace daily, and am not bogged down by the weight of this world singing CARNAL gospel songs that do NOTHING for my spirit, and do NOTHING to uplift the Lord, but rather put the focus on self and fleshly desires. Yes, there are a few songs that actually DO focus on the Lord and on the Gospel, but most of those songs are about the FLESH. THAT, MY FRIENDS, IS THE BONDAGE OF RELIGION. And I am happy to be free of religion. Oh, I have MUCH MORE TO WRITE ABOUT THIS!  This is just the tip of the iceberg. You aint see NOTHIN YET!

A friend of mine couldn’t have said it better: “Religion teaches people to seek personal destinies and it is another false perception of God. People think that God waves a wand of fulfilling fleshly desires and so they do not understand that the true focus is not our own.”

So how about YOU? Do you have your OWN destiny? Do you focus on carnal desires, yet profess to be a Christian? If so, are you willing to give up your desires in order to TRULY understand what it means to live a life revolved around the Lord?

This post is not for the haughty, religious folks whose only effort is to try to prove to me that they are “saved,” or to try to debunk what I am saying, as a means to engage in meaningless, religious arguments.

NO. This post is for those whom the Lord is calling OUT of the organized church system, and who are humble enough to consider that something may be wrong with the religion that they thought was their avenue to God. It is for those who are courageous enough to DARE to DETOX themselves from everything religion has taught them, in an effort to find the TRUE God, and NOT some sorry religious copy.

IF YOU CONNECT WITH THIS POST, CONTACT US. THERE ARE OTHERS OUT THERE JUST LIKE YOU WHO HAVE NOTICED THAT SOMETHING IS WRONG, AND SOUGHT AFTER THE TRUTH. YOU DON’T HAVE TO SUBJECT YOURSELF TO FALSE RELIGIOUS PRACTICES THAT ARE GOING ON IN THE CHURCHES TODAY. GOD IS NOT IN THAT. BREAK AWAY FROM THE NORM, AND TRY A NEW THING!

FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US FOR HELP AT getreadyforthelord@gmail.com or maybe you are still in the discovery stage, and want to figure out some more things before you contact us. Either way, we are here. In these Endtimes, it is of EXTREME importance that you are prepared, knowing that the churches of the organized church system are not of God.

Therefore, here are links to these two books that are vital to your survival in end-times. They are EXCELLENT for understanding what is going on in the churches, and why you are seeing what you are seeing:

The Church of the End-Time Zombies. 

              Paperback, www.lulu.com/content/16262055

               Ebook,  www.lulu.com/content/16464312


The Fake JESUS: Fallen Angels Among Us

Paperback, www.lulu.com/content/2716532
            Ebook,  www.lulu.com/content/12044954

 

 

Can YOU Recognize False Doctrine in Church?

22 Dec

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With all that is going on with the election, and with other catastrophic events going on around the world, it is obvious to me that we are in the last days…the age of Laodicea.

One problem: While people may notice obvious, outward signs that something is wrong in our world, they don’t readily notice that something is TERRIBLY wrong in today’s churches. It is like people are ZOMBIES…going to church without a CLUE that the devil is among them. Are those church practices really from God? Or are they just THAT…CHURCH PRACTICES??? Why are there so many salvation doctrines? Why so many denominations? How about TITHING? How about the phenomenon of TODAY’S version of speaking in tongues? What’s up with the prosperity gospel teaching folks that chasing after money and greed is God’s will, when the Bible clearly states that the LOVE of money is the root of all evil? Or, how about outright OCCULTIC practices being performed RIGHT IN THE CHURCH…A PLACE THAT PEOPLE SAY WHERE GOD’S SPIRIT DWELLS? Can a bad tree bring forth good fruit?

Do you have thoughts about things like this a lot? Are YOU concerned about the state of the churches today? Does it BOTHER YOU that evil is happening in the churches, yet people continue to proclaim they are houses of God? Do you know the difference between RELIGION AND TRUTH? Do you have a problem with organized religion, and see it as something that interferes with you connecting with God? Are you constantly turned OFF by the idea of attending church? Are you turned off by religion? Do you notice that a lot of the practices within the churches seem strange, unbiblical, and detracting from or adding to sound doctrine? If these things constantly run in your mind, check out the video below. If you are CONVINCED after watching this video, CONTACT US for help. We are here to serve you. Resources and contact information are provided below, at the bottom of this post. “For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. ” (2 Timothy 4:3, NIV)

You may contact us at getreadyforthelord@gmail.com for help. Also, a good read for your survival is: “The Church of the Endtime  Zombies,” by Pamela Sheppard. Click the links below for the book.

The Church of the End-Time Zombies.

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Here is the link for other books that will help prepare you for the endtimes:

The Fake JESUS: Fallen Angels Among Us

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The Black Church and the Mental Health Crisis

15 Feb

By Dr. William M. Young, Sr.

The scene was a poignant one, played out night after night all over the deep south. An exodus of dusty, overworked field slaves trudged through the darkness on their way to a “meeting on the old camp ground.” It was an appointment they had to keep – even after picking and gleaning in cotton fields since the sun’s rising.

Weary bodies were powerless against the compelling draw to the old camp meeting. Soaring spirits sparked exuberance and hopeful anticipation of the transformation about to take place. Some only had an open brush arbor, sometimes called a “brush harbor,” as a place of worship. Others had a little wooden structure they called “the praise house.”

Look now as they gather, singing and strutting on their way. Someone might raise a chorus of “Swing Low Sweet Chariot,” and everyone would join the refrain:

Swing low, sweet chariot

Coming for to carry me home

Swing low, sweet chariot

Coming for to carry me home

Perhaps a verse or two of “This Train Is Bound For Glory,” might be heard:

This train is bound for glory, this train.

This train is bound for glory, this train.

This train is bound for glory,

Don’t carry nothing but the righteous and the holy.

This train is bound for glory, this train.

Or the abiding favorite, “Steal Away to Jesus:”

Steal away, steal away, steal away to Jesus!

Steal away, steal away home,

I ain’t got long to stay here.

My Lord, He calls me,

He calls me by the thunder;

The trumpet sounds within my soul,

I ain’t got long to stay here.

The mood was jubilant and free because something wonderful was about to happen. These oppressed were preparing for the rapture of emotion and release that would sweep them up and take them beyond their mean and present fate. God’s hope of glory in Jesus promised something wonderful beyond the earthly realm in the hereafter. But a succulent foretaste was available to all every time they gathered for worship.

The itinerant black preacher made his rounds throughout the region, belonging to no one but God. He was the chosen conductor, anointed by his Creator, to lead the flock into an abandon of woes and cares weighty enough to rob them of life. Worshippers filled the arbor and packed the praise house to overflowing. They knew the bonds of depression and hopelessness would soon be unshackled.

God’s conduit of deliverance was the passionate swell of their preacher’s voice, recounting the well-loved Bible stories of “Ole Dan’l in de lions’ den,” or ‘Lil’ David slayin’ that big ole giant Goliah.” That “call-and-response” tradition brought over from the shores of Africa “helped the preacher preach.” He shouts a phrase, and the congregation roars an enthusiastic response. Back and forth, back and forth – the scene builds into a peaking crescendo when he proclaims the Lord’s deliverance in the sermon’s end.

The joyous throng fills the air with unbridled shouting that can be heard for miles around as dancing feet on the old wooden floor planks rumble underneath. What looks like a nonsensical and pointless display of emotion to outsiders is actually a liberating and transforming journey on the glory road. The genius of black preaching brought a cathartic, therapeutic relief that saved a race from committing suicide.

The shouting would go on late into the night and early morning. When the sun rose once more on the monotony of another work day in the fields, new strength and spiritual fortitude had somehow dispelled the fatigue and psychosis brought on by their hapless circumstance.

The black minister “preached them happy,” inciting the frenzied release of the emotional and mental anguish that struck at their sanity. What the black preacher did for his people was a reality, I don’t believe, that was ever lost on him. He understood his call. He understood his mission – the very survival of a race most assuredly rested upon his shoulders.

Today’s call-and-response practice in black congregations with their pastors is derived from those foregenerations. Indeed, the modern role of a pastor and the church family is as vital to African-Americans as ever.

Charismatic Divination

3 Jan

“New Age Divination is a branch of white magic whose primary goal is to obtain secret knowledge, particularly supernatural insight into the future.  Likewise, religious divination is the art of producing results beyond human ability and claiming that Almighty God is the source, when in reality, invisible superhuman entities manifested the result” (Idolatry,2011)

I cannot explain how many times this happened to me in the religious organization. I also participated in this type of divination unknowingly in the first years. As God began to open my eyes, I began to see the error in this type of participation and promptly stopped when He would reveal things.

One event was when I was worshiping during the beginning of service. We would always open service with music. The main objective was to “get closer to God.” This is impossible because once a person is saved, God never leaves us. We are to walk in faith, not by sight or feeling. This did not stop me every week however in the beginning to seek out that “feel good feeling.” In my ignorance, I believed that I had to “strive” to have a relationship with the Lord. This is an “out-and-out” sin as the Bible states we cannot please God without faith. While in worship one Sunday, about 2 years before I had left the “church” for good, I was in full worship, totally given over to emotion, when only the Holy Spirit could have  intervened. I know the Lord spoke to me on that day..He didn’t speak to me very often and it wasn’t like He was in my ear..His words were, “They worship me with their mouths, but their hearts are far away from me!”

This stopped me in my tracks and I became sober in an instant. No longer lost in an altered state, His words pierced me and it was the beginning of the end of the fantasy for me. Reality set in, my arms and hands went to my sides and from then on, I never, danced or worshiped in that way again.

Thinking that there was something wrong with me, I sought to find out instead of heeding what was said to me on that day. I eventually understood that the desire that was in me was never of God to begin with and when it was removed by God, I never felt the need to do it anymore. I believe God felt that “I was ready for the Truth.”

Since then I have never looked back but have kept my hand to the plow, looking forward. Like my mentor Pam, I do not want to become a pillar of salt by going back to Egypt. Gone are the days of doublemindedness. I have one mind, one heart and they belong to the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

       

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If you think you need deliverance please call Pam Sheppard at (518)477-5759. The phone lines are open now. Pam Sheppard has  37 years experience with the supernatural, 3 years in the occult and 34 years as a born again Christian. She has developed a unique deliverance counseling approach to setting captives free.I know from personal experience..  Pam is the pioneer creator of a deliverance, mentoring, teaching program called SEW, or the ” Spiritual Empowerment Workshop”. In fact, all that I’ve shared in the above article, came out of my SEW teachings. Pam Sheppard is highly skilled at pointing folks to scripture ,and shining a floodlight on points we always miss  I believe that Pam has a divine word  for such a time as this.