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Deliverance From Demons Involves Detox

20 Jan

By Pastor Pam Sheppard

From 90 days to 6 months, perhaps a year, the church addict’s mind must be re-trained. False doctrines and practices that the churchgoer has believed in for decades must be challenged so that the soul can be renewed. As God Himself has compared false worship to prostitution or whoredom , I am not out of line in making a similar comparison. A religious or spiritual addiction can be compared to “good sex” with someone you know does not really love you. Simply put, you get hooked to the thrill and the feeling. Those of us who have never “been there and done that” wonder what the thrill is for a masochist.” a quote from “Come out of Her God’s people)

Masochism from a psychiatric perspective is defined as a condition in which sexual gratification depends on suffering, physical pain and humiliation gained from despair, deprivation, and degradation. The perpetrator can be others or it can be self inflicted. Unfortunately, masochists are known to find pleasure in self denial and emotional pain.

I can relate on a spiritual level because sexual masochism is like self imposed martyrdom… I ignorantly assumed that I was suffering for Christ.” Notwithstanding, like a spiritual masochists, a sensual, carnal thrill was obtainable through believing that I was more righteous than they because I was faithfully doing God’s will. What a shock to find out after more than two decades, that “God never sent me there for ANY reason.” He simply used what the enemy meant for evil for my personal and spiritual good, so that I could be used by Him to help others “help themselves!” Nevertheless, as one who was “addicted,” I never wanted to leave that Whore on my own so God made HER PUT ME OUT!!!!”

The enemy is planning on using your ‘addiction’ to religion and churchianity against you in these endtimes. If you can’t come clean and effectively ‘detox’ , the enemy will keep a foothold in you. If you have ANYTHING in you that wants fame, fortune, popular acceptance, and approval, the enemy has yet another foothold in you. If you love attention, there is another one. If you love suffering, there is another one. if you love drama, there is another one.

Just know that the more you continue in your detox from religion, the more you pursue truth, the more you will realize that your journey will NOT be popular. When you leave your religion behind, you WILL lose friendships…THAT’S A FACT. Some may be more surprising than others. MOST people are not interested in TRUTH. MOST people worship their religion so deeply, that they have no desire or respect for the truth. They wanna hear what makes them feel good. You will find that you cannot share what you are learning with everyone in your life…not your parents, not your siblings, not your friends, and sometimes not even your spouse. Why? Because not everyone is READY for the truth, and quite frankly, not everyone is meant to know the truth. You cannot force it on a person. You cannot MAKE them believe you. You cannot make them see that the religion they are in is not of God, but instead a bunch of religious lies from the enemy. NO. You have got to leave that up to the Holy Ghost to open their eyes and show them. It is NOT your job to convince anyone of the truth.

Yet Pam Sheppard Ministries was enlisted by God to help and guide you on your detox journey with books, videos, articles, correspondence courses, telephone counseling, coaching and deliverance, group fellowship, bible studies, sermons and more!

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Are You A Spiritual Addict?

5 Apr

Looking back, I believe I was a spiritual addict, coming off of one high and waiting for the next moment of ecstasy. Besides having frequent supernatural experiences, my addiction manifested most often in the area of intercession, where I went before God weeping and wailing, until my eyes were so swollen that I could barely see through them. I thought this was my greatest sacrifice. I looked so humble when I was in the midst of it, that even my church enemies were affected.

To overcome a spiritual addiction, one needs to accept truth. Were you spiritually addicted? What truths did you have to accept that broke it? In fact, are you STILL addicted?

I took note of a quote from a book I was reading online, I believe it comes from the book called “Toxic Faith.”

The practice of faith can provide tremendous relief from the pain and frustrations of life. When a person trusts in God, he or she no longer feels overwhelmed with problems or burdened from believing all problems must be resolved alone. This is a natural result of placing faith in a God who promises that his burden is light. But there is another kind of relief, an emotional frenzy that becomes an addiction and robs the individual of real faith. I was on a Christian talk show and afterward had the pleasure of going to lunch with the staff. They related stories of the variations of faith and the strange incidents that develop when faith becomes unbalanced.

When I once served as a pastor in the institutional church for  almost 25 years,  I witnessed and personally experienced  several instance  of toxic faith, way too many to either remember or describe.  Since I have been free from the church system since 2004, last year  I began to listen  to my old messages, going back  to a time when I was pastoring  a church I founded in 1996 called Healing Waters, with my daughter as assistant pastor.

What a duo we were! LOL.  To put it bluntly without any sugar-coating, WE WERE WILD!!! She would pray and then go off into that sing-song whooping that black preachers are known for. Behind her, as a backdrop, I was speaking in tongues. I could hear myself goin “”babababababa.” I have since learned that Baba, is one of Satan’s pet names his followers call him. These sermons and  messages are on my cell phone. As I  listened while on the treadmill in the gym or as I lifted wfted weights, I almost became  sick to my stomach.

God is so merciful and patient.

For 25 years, possibly more,  I received  supernatural experiences everyday or at least twice a week. Dreams mostly, but other things as well. Back in my church days,  I believe I lived more in the faith of my experiences than in God Himself. If I was not truly born again, I would have been very disappointed when all of this spiritual captivation ceased. after decades  of frequency.

Do I miss all of that supernatural excitement?

Good question.

Absolutely not.  Once I found that most of my former  mysticism came from the devil or one of his religious evil spirits, I WAS DONE!!!

The truth is that I really  embrace  the peace and my former of fear of dying. My quiet faith undergirds my knowledge that I am  kept by God and I am fine with it.  I have “entered into His rest” having gone through much struggle to get rid of the rollercoaster ride of ecstatic spiritual experiences.  In 2007 and again in 2008, God spoke to me in a quiet yet thoroughly  intense way.  He sent His thoughts to  my spirit, words received by my mind, and I answered Him back without opening my mouth.   I did not groan, moan, wail, leap, run, shout or any other fleshly outbursts.  I sat at my desk at home quiet and still  as we communed spirit to Spirit.

Over the last 10 years, I have received messages and teachings in dreams and in sudden, kind of pop-up revelations.  Out of those messages from the Holy Spirit, 6 books were birthed.  What I know today is that anyone who claims they hear from God daily and that they have seen Him frequently, face to face is either a liar or he or she has been duped by a religious fallen angel who serves Jesus Sananda Immanuel who serves Maitreya, who serves Satan himself.

So I no longer push God to speak to me in a big way.  I respect Him and so I wait on Him.

Its been a decade now.  Time flew by real fast.  So I am ready to hear from God in a big way again—soon!

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