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Joel Osteen Sends Out a False Peace to Gays and Lesbians

9 Jan

The Apostle Paul wrote to the Romans, “Let the God of peace fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope through the power of the Holy Ghost.” (Romans 15:13 )To the Colossians,Paul wrote “Let the peace of God rule in your hearts.” (Col 3:15)  Yet there is such a thing as a false peace. I just watched Oprah’s interview of Joel Osteen, and what manifested clearly is a false peace  by a self-proclaimed blessing. Although he took a stronger stand on the Lord as the only way to the Father than he has in the past,  Osteen hesitated with tongue in cheek as he made it clear that homosexuality is a sin.Yet he equated sodomy on a par  with “telling a lie or being proud.”

  When  Osteen struggles to not offend anyone and   he tells a tv audience that homosexuals shall go to heaven,  he detracted from the word of God.  Paul wrote and warned the Corinthian believers that effeminates shall not inherit the kingdom of God. Does inheriting  the kingdom equate to “going to heaven?” Not completely, but it certainly is a part of the overall package. To be absent from the body is to be present with the LORD “IN HEAVEN” while He remains there. Consequently, Osteen has sent out a platitude  of a” false peace.”Commonsense ought to tell Osteen that  since  God destroyed Sodom primarily because of homosexual activity, it’s a sin far more damning than a lie or pride.. To not be truthful with the gay community is in itself, a lie. Along these same lines, when preachers expound on the escape of a lukewarm, deluded Laodicean age through a pre-tribulation rapture or messages that uphold financial prosperity for all, a  false peace prevails.

Yet when the evil day comes, we will need the peace of God to rule. In this country, we have the expectation that happiness is ours by our American birthright, so we are in constant pursuit of it, particularly on the weekend.  I should spell it “weak end.” Many are speeding in  cars, fighting  in parking lots and pushing forward in various malls and supermarkets, with dentist appointments, diets,  vacations, manicures, gyms, and restaurants on their  minds.  The irony is that as a nation in pursuit of happiness, “our weak end” is that we find no peace.

Moreover,  there is coming a day when all of our material comforts shall fail us and the fundamentals of food, water and shelter shall ascend in priority.  I know because I have seen it in the spirit.What usually causes us to lose peace is a lack of understanding that leads to confusion. In other words, what we don’t know brings stress. Therefore, in 2012, I offer a few points that will help you to let the peace of God reign.

  1. Learn how to thank God for “the answer.” The answer might be that “you will not get an answer in the way that you expected.”We must wait for the Lord’s answer in peace. Very often, the Lord has already given us the answer but we did not hear Him because we were too preoccupied and consequently, too stressed. We cry “speak to me, Lord and He has already spoken.”
  2. Learn how to stop trying to figure Him out. Most believers have a misunderstanding of prayer because they have been led by false doctrine and habitual expressions like “prayer changes things.” God does not need our prayers for Him to act.  We do not control God with our prayers.  Prayer changes us, not things.  Prayer is what brings the peace of God that confounds human understanding.  Prayer does not change God.  Most of the time, we do not know God’s will.  When we don’t, then we need to pray and ask Him to reveal His will.  Once His will is revealed in a particular situation, then peace will automatically rule in our spirits.
  3. Learn how to walk in the light as He is in the light.  I have an expression that brings me peace.  It goes “TO KNOW, BOW LOW.” When the brightness of the gospel falls upon us, we should immediately prostrate ourselves under His light and declare “Lord, I accept your sentence. I agree with your judgment. I seek mercy in this matter.” Meekness before God will prepare you to receive light, revelation or in other words, “enlightenment.” Enlightenment leads to deliverance and deliverance brings forth discernment, wisdom and freedom.

In the New Year, many google for prophecies because they have no peace in uneasy times. A wet blanket of worry, fear and stress has fallen on multitudes of professing Christians who search the web for  prophetic message. Since they are reading the signs of the times, believers are looking for confirmation and assurances that we will make it beyond December 21, 2o12. In the New Idolatry you will find these words:”Doubt can be a good thing, particularly when those fictitious, religious foundations upon which a captive has built his pride system become shaky.”

Yet in the final analysis, the message that should give you peace is both spiritually historic, prophetic and biblical. Simply put, if you be in Christ, He has already spoken peace to your troubled spirit t when He he prophesied that “if you endure to the end, you shall be saved.” (Matthew 24:13)

This ministry is about preparing the elect of God to “endure to the end,” through publications, deliverance counseling, deliverance mentoring, and deliverance training. Ours is a Christ centered, a spiritual warfare and a spiritual empowerment strategy.  So our help is available to you. Send an email to pamsheppard911@yahoo.com or call 518-477-5759.

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How to Handle Negative People Posing as Christians: Part 1 by Minister Marlene

22 Oct
Sister Nancy Negative from No Hope Christian Assembly

 

 

 

 

 

Negative church people posing as Christians, is an ever abiding reality. The wheat and the tare grow together so we know for a fact, negative people operate in and out of church. Negative people posing as Christians are not in the minority either. These type of people, spend their  waking hours complaining about everything and everybody. If they can’t bring at least one person down a day, they can’t sleep. The word of God teaches us that the mouth of the wicked is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: and that vanity and mischief are under their tongues (Psalm 10:7).

Negative people delight in pretending to help, this is deceit. A chronic complainer has no intention of helping anyone. Negative people will jump on church boards to complain, fuss, and disagree on every point. In this, they are frauds. Negative people dislike seeing projects move forward.
Negative people posing as Christians, are energy drainers and will leave you tired and confused. Why would you be confused? Negative people, like Sister Nancy Negative, from No Hope Christian Assembly, are often very religious. They’ll throw a barrage of scriptures at you, break out in tongues, and fall slain in the spirit, before you can bat an eye. When next you see them, their trying to discourage you from moving forward in a God-given project.
Negative people posing as Christians operate like this: you tell them that sister so and so’s outfit is fabulous, they tell you her shoes don’t match. You tell them your writing a book, they tell you how difficult that will be. Negative people will always give you a ” Downer Debbie ” response. You tell them your want to start a business, they tell you not to, because the economy is bad. Your on fire for God, but negative Christians work to put the fire out. When they see you getting too enthusiastic, or making strides they come along with a bucket of water to dampen you.
If you’ve been  reading articles on Pam Sheppard Publishing, you know about the religious demon. You know that unknown tongues, and being slain in the spirit, is a sign that religious demons are in operation. Pam has written a ground breaking book on the topic. Well known Christian authors, Derek Prince and Rick Joyner have also referred to religious demons in their published works. But Pam’s book digs the deepest, and exposes the intricate working of such demons.

Pam Sheppard, 30 years a minister for the Lord.

Negativity in a person claiming to be a Christian is also a sign. It’s a sign, that the devil sent someone  to drain your energy, and wear you down. Think about this, I never knew this, until Pam pointed it out to me. Negative people have no love or respect for you, if they did they would encourage you in the Lord.
Rather than encourage, negative people are on a mission to discredit, and disrespect every dream and vision you strive for. They do this by constantly throwing out negative retorts. You tell them your moving across town to a better neighborhood, they say they heard someone was robbed in the area. Someone who always has something negative to say, neither loves, appreciates or respects you.
I’m looking forward to meeting you again, in part two of this article. Pam Sheppard was a pastor for 30 years, and her  ministry experiences, shed light on exactly how negative people work to derail, stress and drain you. I’ll be sharing some of her experience, so do come back.
Until then, Sheppard’s Counseling Center is owned and operated by Pam. If you, or anyone you know is experiencing affliction of any kind call (518)477-5759. Pam’s team of supervised deliverance counselors are waiting to help. Pam is a specialist in deliverance counseling, and her desire is that you get free in Christ, and stay free.