Casting Out Demons Vs The Nature of Your Soul

Written by Pastor Pam Sheppard pastorps911

When Jesus said “Get thee behind me Satan,  He was not talking to Peter. he was talking to a religious spirit that spoke to Him through the mouth of Peter. Peter was not yet born again but he was certainly one of the elect.  so I say to you if the enemy can speak words through Peter of all people, he can also speak through us to both others and to ourselves.  Paul explained it to the Ephesians when he warned that the battle is not between us and other human beings.  It is between us and the principalities and powers that others have yielded to by walking in the flesh and unknowingly made invitations to demons in the process.

so check this out from Jessie Penn-Lewis in her amazing book, /War On The Saints, written over a century ago::

In the unregenerate man the will is enslaved to Satan, but in the man who has been regenerated, and delivered from the power of sin, the will is liberated to choose the things of God. In one who has thus been brought into fellowship with God, Satan can only gain ground by stratagem, or, in Bible terms, by “wiles”; for he knows he will never get from a believer deliberate consent to the entry, and control of evil spirits. The Deceiver can only hope to obtain that consent by guile: i.e., by feigning to be God Himself, or a messenger from Him. He knows, too, that such a believer is determined to obey God at all costs, and covets the knowledge of God above all else on earth. There is, therefore, no other way to deceive this one, but by counterfeiting God Himself, His presence and His workings; and under pretense of being God, to obtain the co-operation of the man’s will in accepting further deceptions; so as eventually to lead to “possession” of some part of the believer’s mind or body, and thus injure or hinder his usefulness to God, as well as that of others who will be affected by him.

As an example, parents don’t set out to hurt us.  Yet if Satan has access to them, they will say things, think things and do things that hurt and even damage their offspring for years to come.  In such instances, the enemy was working through them against their children.  They did not know it but when they die, they will suffer immensely. Not necessarily in hell, but when they give an account before the throne of God.

Understanding Demonic Torment

“Why do demons torment? It would seem that they would prefer to be quiet so that they can remain inside their host unnoticed. Yet all of a sudden they break loose in a wild tirade, letting everyone know their location. Certainly demons like to mock their prey but most of them are quite wise. So I believe there are other answers

I suggest to you that they often torment because God insists that they do!!!

Some people accept torment as “suffering for the Lord”, yet they ain’t even saved. The truth is that I would know nothing of demonic torment if it were not for hundreds of captives with false conversions who have sought me to cast out tormenting demons.

From the positive side, torment has a meaning. Torment is a sign to the victim that he or she is not saved. Why? Because those whom God has saved have been given peace, and not a spirit of fear or torment. Nevertheless, torment also is allowed by God because He wants the tormented one to realize that something is wrong. And since He allows the enemy to do this to a person who has had a false conversion, it is all a sign that God truly intends to save him or her.

Sometimes a victim is tormented because the gods of their non-Christian religion, are outraged that their victim decided to go to church and “accept Jesus.” Often “offered to the gods” by their parents, the occult/witchcraft demons stand on their covenant rights, ie. “His parents gave him to US!” On the other hand, The religious demon stands on “well, I was asked to come into his heart, so I have a contract as well. He gave himself to us and invited us in, by his own free will.”” The victim is viewed by occult demons as a traitor for joining up with a religious demon and the IC. . The fight over the victim between the occult/witchcraft spirit and the religious demon has its battleground in the soul and body of the victim, experienced as torment. Africans, Asians and Indians who convert to Christianity yet they had a false conversion are likely to be tormented.

Look at it like this. The enemy may know that even though you are not saved NOW, that you shall BE a devout, strong believer once born again. Consequently the religious demon assigned may be targeting you with strong torment while he still has a chance.

Some have been deceived into believing that they are tormented because they have a special calling from God and so demons are trying to destroy them. Such a belief is something religious demons concocted to cause their victims to believe that they are glorifying God in their suffering.. They also do it to lift up their victims in pride because they know that God resists the proud.

Then again, they often torment because they can. Repenting and crying out only seems to help because they want it to. They will temporarily turn down the torment when you do religious acts. prayers of this nature only go to the Fake Jesus, and the demons to keep up the charade so that you will continue to pray to the Fake Jesus. Praying to Jesus Sananda Immanuel will ensure that you will never be delivered. .

Look at it this way.

If you do religious things like speaking in tongues, praying or reading, or any other swag you may display, the torment might stop or ease up a bit. Just know that it is temporary for the torment shall return. If you are deceived and you persevere to know truth, Jesus said that the truth shall MAKE you free. You may not need spirits cast from you, for some will leave on their own accord. However, if you do, the more truth you have received, the less spiritual strength the demons will have in battle.

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HOW WITCHES AND WARLOCKS MANIPULATE OUR DREAMS

By Pam Sheppard of Pam Sheppard Ministry

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Deliverance From Demons Involves Detox

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 H er 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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Don’t Turn Into A Religious Zombie!!

Pam Sheppard Ministry is offering a great deal right now. If you write a book review on The Church of the Endtime Zombies you get an E-Course for free! Don’t miss out on this rare one of a kind book that will literally save you from destruction due to the snares of religious demons and evil spirits sneaking up on you, trapping you to be controlled by them.

These demons and fallen angels use religion as a guise to deceive you into thinking it is God. In the words of the author of The Church of The Endtime Zombies, Pastor Pam Sheppard says:

PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE SUBTITLE, A GUIDE TO RELIGIOUS DETOX. Its the zombies who are so religious that their words are idle and weak and their works are without power, for themselves and for others. Evil spirits take advantage and enter into demonic doorways, aka “chakras.” This remarkable book provides the solution. You shall know the truth and the TRUTH shall MAKE you FREE!!!

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Once you have purchased the Zombie book and written a review at AMAZON.COM, you will be sent an E-Course entitled “ALTERED STATES.AND THE CHAKRAS” that very day for free!!!!, a $20 bargain! SEND THE LINK OF YOUR AMAZON BOOK REVIEW TO Rescueonfb@icloud.com. Click here to buy the book now.

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Fallen Angels: A Snapshot of a Gargoyle’s Head!

By Pastor Pam Sheppard

Gargoyles vary in their appearance.  I found a picture of a gargoyle who resembles the one who appeared in picture taken of me. Here it is.

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I have seen fallen angels and demons on photographs at least 10 times or more over the last 40 years.  Never have I seen one of God’s angels so I don’t know what they look like. However, others have seen an angel covering me while I preached. I have been told that if I stepped left, he stepped left. If I stepped right, he stepped right. He is described as big, tall and fierce. 

I was born again in my apartment on March 29, 1977, at 4pm on a Monday. In 1978 or thereabouts , I counseled narcotic addicts and alcoholics in recovery. I recall an incident  when a drunk client tried to attack me while I was alone at night  in my office.  This addict threw several punches  that landed about 1/2 an inch from my body. He fell to the floor, wailing and screaming. I let him sleep it off in the building and I did not call the police.  The next  day when he was  sober and in his right mind, the man said “you got a powerful spirit with you. My demons told me to beat you down. But when I tried, I hit something like plexiglass. I could not break through it to strike your body.”

THAT HAD TO BE THE WORK OF THE ANGEL GOD HAS ASSIGNED TO ME!

So check out this photo! 

 It was taken of me 37 YEARS ago  after I had delivered my trial sermon and was licensed to preach. It was October 25, 1981.

Once you enlarge the photo, you can see on  my left hand side in front of a brown wood-paneled wall, a huge head of a gargoyle. Turned toward me in a 3/4 profile pose, his green eyebrow is touching my left hand—-my healing hand. That touch gave me occult healing powers which I was deceived for 25 years to believe was God’s power. Once it was revealed that my healing powers were occult, I do not lay these hands on anyone. If it is the devil’s power, I don’t want it!!!! I no longer need to touch anyone.  All  do is ask God for healing of anyone, anywhere in the world, and by faith, the Holy Spirit backs me up!

One thing is for sure. All this particular gargoyle has been able to do to me  in over 41 years born again is in the realm of  deception, as my “messenger from Satan” specializes in false religion.  Perhaps my protective angel whom others have reported seeing has successfully kept me safe from the evil one. That one who covered me in what the addict called “plexiglass.” 

RELATED BOOKS

About 50% of the book “Come Out of Her, God’s People” is autobiographical.  If I had not written this book, I myself would not be able to remember the numerous supernatural experiences I have  had over the decades. This book, though completely true, reads like a novel.

The book I wrote where fallen angels are the main focus is called “The Fake Jesus: Fallen Angels Among Us.”When I was completing the final draft about 10 years ago, in every sentence in a book which is over 200 pages, the word “angel” was completely wiped out.  Over 600 times!!! So I had to manually replace each word.  I must tell you that I missed a handful of spots.  So if you see the word “fallen” in a sentence as you are reading your copy of the book , in your head just add in “angels.” You’ll be fine as “the Fake Jesus” is my most  important endtime work.  Just be aware that one of my clients for deliverance reported that while reading “the Fake Jesus,”  the demon in her lifted her hand and hurled the book across the room.   Evil spirits detest the book as it exposes  more than they want us humans to know!!!!

Want to Learn More About These Creatures?

To understand  the agenda and the strategies of  the spirit of the Antichrist aka the religious demon, then you really  need all of my books.  Yet if you can only get a few, I recommend Faces of the Religious Demon and The Church of the Endtime Zombies .  These 2 books present actual profiles with findings, conclusions and spiritual warfare recommendations.  Also, check out any  one or all  of the 11 free online courses specifically designed to assist you with your self-study.

Supernatural  experiences with angels, devils and demons are described in my shortest book, Be Delivered From Deliverance Ministries.  So that you know up front,  I suspect that some of the tenets and practices of deliverance ministry were designed by Satan himself.  This ebook is only $5.

If you need to be set free from evil spirits like that big boy above,  call 888-818-1117 or complete the contact form below:

The Holy Ghost Reveals Truth to Religious Zombies!

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You should not  force truth on the world. In fact, as an author and a minister, I don’t pressure anyone to believe me. I just pump it out in a Blog, a video TEACHING, A SERMON, a COURSE or IN MY BOOKS===

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In other words, take this or leave this as you have a very nice day.

I don’t try to force blind churchgoers to see that the religion they are in is not of God but is instead a bunch of religious lies from the enemy. What actually happens is that zombies who receive the truth are those who have already been prepared by the Holy Ghost. SO IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN PREPARED THEN YOU WILL REMAIN DECEIVED and nothing i write or say will mean ANYTHING TO YOU.

Pam Sheppard Ministries (PSM) leaves the un-deception OF ZOMBIES up to the Holy Ghost to open their eyes and show them. It is NOT our job to coerce anyone with the truth. Therefore, you will be required to be as wise as a serpent but as harmless as a dove when zombies are sent to you by God, so as to use YOU  to help undeceive them. Some will be sent by the devil to mock you and to cause confusion.

So, what do you do? You watch and wait and see.

As truth is preached within Pam Sheppard Ministries, it doesn’t take very long for us to tell the difference. When it is the enemy, religious demons in Christian zombies who are bound by their religious persuasions will ultimately show their hand and become confrontational. What they tried to hide can no longer be restrained.

You best believe that every hidden Judas will be exposed, hopefully before they have caused irreparable damage. Prayer is real important to prevent the enemy from destroying everything. Satan has captured the world in politics, religion and every other system.

It is what it is. Deception is the rule and not the exception.

That is, until the Lord Jesus Christ returns to earth! Then we say to Satan “all bets are off!!!”

To know more about Satan’s agenda for these times particularly as it relate to the elect, the world and the devil, any one of these books will open your eyes. The Church of the End-time Zombies, The Fake Jesus and the New Idolatry.

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Rescue: Deliverance From Torment

By Pastor Pam Sheppard

Spiritual torment is a sign that if you have  believed you are born again, clearly you are not, and it rationally follows that  you are a victim of a false conversion. In such cases, torment can be considered a blessing because it will wake you up to realize that God does not give a spirit of fear or torment, but His goal is that you have a sound mind.

So it stands to reason if your intrusive, even blasphemous thoughts, the accusing, condemning voices and the  horrendous and shameful visions did not come from God, and  they did not originate  with you, logically speaking, then  the culprit has to be evil Spirits from Satan— the spirit of the Antichrist aka a religious spirit.

RESCUE DELIVERANCE PREP is unique because we do not confront evil spirits until you have been strengthened with might in your inner man. So our strategy will prepare you to retrieve the  stolen  ground inch by inch, progressively and gradually.  After all, it is rare that the enemy took the ground suddenly.  it may seem so because you were not aware of the gradual and progressive manner the enemy had infiltrated and then quietly and unobtrusively  began to  steal ground from  your soul, inch by inch.  Then one day it appeared  as if he took  charge suddenly and quickly when the truth is that while  you were not watching, he had been planning, strategizing and implementing his takeover until the day came, when he had obtained sufficient  ground to boldly make his presence known to you.

On occasion, we warn those we help concerning  situations that may appear to turn worse as you attempt to recover.  Nevertheless, if you  persist,  you  shall witness the adversary steadily losing his power. Your symptoms will  progressively decrease as the territory is increasingly regained. You will notice that your  mind, with its memory, imagination and reasoning powers, gradually becoming free so that you can use it again.

But we warn you, not to become complacent and cease to fight to the end. in other word, just because your symptoms have abated does not mean you can relax.  For if you do so, you will provide  evil spirits with an opening and an advantage to  re-design his attack in the near future.  Consequently, we advise you to continue to restore your control over your will power  until you are completely free.  Should you  stand on the foundation of the Lord’s victory of the cross and exercise your  mind to resist the enemy’s conditioning, you shall soon be delivered completely. You  shall become master of your  own mental life.

  1. What was stolen from you shall be restored.
  2. Your spiritual growth will be much deeper that what you originally had.
  3. No longer passive of mind, you will master self control, a fruit of the spirit, along with a much greater sense of peace than you had experienced in the past.
  4. If you have had a false conversion, now you have overcome all demonic hindrances  to being genuinely born again.

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Demons Take Advantage of Passivity!

By Pastor Pam Sheppard

The truth to be emphasized is that God never “wills” instead of man, and whatever a man does, he is himself responsible for his actions. Religious demons major goal is to manipulate the will of a sincere and unsuspecting believer into a state of passivity in order to control us.

The believer whose “will” has become passive, finds, after a time, the greatest difficulty in making decisions of any kind, and he looks outside, and all around him for something to help him to decide the smallest matters. When he has become conscious of his passive condition, he has a painful sense of being unable to meet some of the situations of ordinary life. If spoken to, he knows he cannot will to listen till a sentence is completed; if asked to judge a matter, he knows he cannot do it; if he is required to “remember” or use his imagination, he knows he is unable to, and becomes terrified at any proposed course of action where these demands may come upon him. The tactics of the enemy now may be to drive him into situations where these demands may be made, and thus torture or embarrass him before others.

Little does the believer know that in this condition he may, unknowingly, rely upon the assistance of evil spirits, who have brought about the passivity for this very object. The faculty unused lies dormant and dead in their grip, but if used it is an occasion for them to manifest themselves through it. They are too ready to “will” instead of the man, and they will put within his reach many “supernatural” props to help him in “decision,” especially in the way of “texts” used apart from their context, and supernaturally given, which the believer, seeking so longingly to do the will of God, seizes upon, and firmly grasps as a drowning man a rope, blinded, by the apparently given Divine help, to the principle that God only works through the active volition of a man, and not for him in matters requiring his action.

Taken from Jessie Penn-Lewis in “War on the Saints.”

How many of you have said “I surrender all in the IC and would not act unless you got some kind of sign? How many of you know that the IC is corrupt and infiltrated by fallen angels and demons yet you are waiting on God to give you a special sign before you make a move to leave?

To learn more about the passivity of the will, you would benefit from “The Church of the End-time Zombies: A Guide to Religious Detox.”

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To know more about the religious spirit, you need “Faces of the Religious Demon.”

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The Black Church and the Mental Health Crisis

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.

Priests Kill Themselves….Why?

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In Bogota, Colombia, two priests hired hitmen to shoot them both.  This headline immediately caught my attention, so I decided to read why would two men of the cloth decide to kill themselves.

It turns out that one of the priests had AIDS and syphillis.  And I guess the other priest went along with the suicide pact probably because he had some kind of affair with the priest with AIDS.

Now, sad to say, we hear about this type of thing ALL the time.  Stories of sexual corruption within the Roman Catholic church.  Its quite sickening!

I read a testimony of a former nun, her name is Sister Charlotte, and how she was abused in the Roman Catholic Convent system.  She tells of the babies that were killed by Mother Superior, babies belonging to the priests.  She tells of torture chambers for nuns who were ‘non-compliant.’  She tells of initiation rites where nuns-in-training had to lie in a coffin for nine hours, dying to the world as they once knew it.  She tells of nuns coming from well-to-do families signing over their inheritances to the R.C. church after taking a vow of poverty.

You can read all about it here:  http://www.jesus-is-lord.com/charlot1.htm.

And while it would be easy for us ‘Protestants’ to point fingers at the R.C. church regarding these things, the fact of the matter is that we simply cannot.  We can’t because now the Protestant church is just as guilty for the exact same things!  I promise you, if you google the words ‘minister,’ ‘sex,’ ‘scandal,’ or ‘money,’ you can read a few stories about Preachers Gone Wild.

Why am I writing about this?

The Protestant church modeled itself after the Roman Catholic order many, many years ago.  And look what is happening within the walls of the institutionalized church.  Every seed produces after its own kind:  if you borne something out of a corrupt seed, the fruit thereof will ALSO be corrupt.

We should not act surprised or try to justify corruption when it is found in an ANY institutionalized church.  The discovery is to wake US up to the true condition of what we all at one time or another thought was ‘the church.’

WE ARE THE CHURCH!

We cannot attend a church because WE are the TEMPLES of the Holy Ghost.  We are carriers of the anointing, of the glory of God.  It is a gross misonomer to delegate the church as being merely a physical structure.  When we do so, we are desecrating the very thing that Christ TRULY died for…HIS BRIDE.

Once we recognize that, then we will be able to do what HE SET OUT for HIS BRIDE to do in the earth realm today!

In the words of Sister Charlotte herself, God will ‘… make a way for you to come out…’ of the convent (the church system).