Most RESCUE members have come to terms with the fact that while in church, they have had a false conversion. So some members are waiting for salvation. In the back of your minds, some come into deliverance considering that their case is impossible.
Jesus Christ of Nazareth told the rich young ruler that the salvation of a rich man was like trying to put a camel through the eye of a needle—in other words, with man it is impossible. Such is the case with me even though wealth was not my issue. A devout heathen who refused to go to church, read the bible, or pray and who believed that Jesus Christ was a myth on a par with Santa Claus, my case was a certain impossibility for man. Therefore, my own salvation on Monday, March 29, 1977 at about 4pm is a testament to how God alone can put a camel through the eye of a needle. The Lord did for me what was impossible for man to accomplish with his ministries, a tract or even a sermon. I was an atheist, not looking for a being I did not believe existed.
I suspect he can block God temporarily. nevertheless, God always has a plan and a strategy to unblock what is blocked where it comes to His elect. Deliverance counseling is the plan that he gave to me for telephone
When I developed THIS Christian Coaching model back in 2002, called I explained the reason for its existence in the book “FACES OF THE RELIGIOUS DEMON: Freedom Through Deliverance Counseling.” SHORTLY THEREAFTER, WHILE READING War on the Saints” FOR THE FIRST TIME, . I found a quote written at least 100 years ago that explains THE foundational premise for deliverance counseling. So here is the phenomenal quote of woman of God, Jessie Penn-Lewis:
“It has been thought almost universally, that the only way to deal with demon possession is by casting out the evil spirit, by some divinely equipped believer. But facts prove that this method is not always successful, for though the diagnosis of the intruder’s presence may be correct yet THE GROUND THAT GAVE IT OCCUPATION CANNOT BE CAST OUT; and unless the ground is dealt with, no full relief can be obtained, or change seen, in the majority of cases.”
In others, when the evil spirit apparently departs, it must not be concluded that the person is entirely free, for it may be that what has occurred is only THAT A PARTICULAR MANIFESTATION HAS CEASED, and it is not unlikely that another manifestation may appear; possibly not a visible one, or one easily perceived or detected, but recognizable by ANY WHO HAVE LEARNED TO DISCRIMINATE between the workings of evil spirits, and those which are human or divine.
It is possible also to suppress a certain manifestation for a time, and not entirely get rid of it; and the SAME manifestation may return again and again in DIFFERENT GUISE, UNLESS THE GROUND IS DEALT WITH.
Where the demon has a distinctive personality that is different and even contrary to its captive, its presence is obvious. So when it is cast out, the captive knows he or she is free because the relief is immediate.
Deliverance counseling also includes pastoral counseling. Once the spiritual damage incurred while a churchgoer has been overcome, RESCUE members who are in regular phone sessions work on serious life challenges or difficult life-cycle transitions that may be taxing their current ability to live victoriously. Examples of serious life challenges can be dealing with chronic work-related stressors; career issues; financial problems; health issues or a recent health diagnosis; family or parent/child conflict; cultural assimilation; and academic issues. Examples of difficult life-cycle related transitions can be the death of a family member or friend; the ending of a romantic relationship or close friendship; family/couple changes related to the addition of a child; getting married or divorced; caregiving for loved ones due to illness or disability; and decision-making challenges related to these life choices. These are just some of the issues I address with RESCUE members, and there are more that I have not covered here like drug and sexual problems as examples.
We now have three RESCUE groups with WordPress. They are so private that they don’t even show up on the search engines and you must have a password of your own to enter them, We call them RESCUE Green, Blue and Red or 1, 2 and 3.
The RESCUE WordPress is a Christian fellowship where we use a private forum to share what we are learning on a variety of spiritual topics. It helps you begin to uncover many areas where you may have been bound or deceived spiritually by the wiles of the enemy. We post as we do here, and then everyone comments with their thoughts. We learn from each other, mainly as we share how our experiences in dealing with being deceived by the enemy (through religion and the occult) have helped enlighten us, and begin to see how the enemy operates, and how the Holy Spirit has been working to help us see the TRUTH, as how it relates to the topic of discussion. RESCUE is the place where like James stated “confess your faults one †o another, so that you might be healed.”
As such, We gain tools to fight the enemy. We support one another in our spiritual battles, and provide each other with advice on how to handle particular spiritual situations. It is basically targeted as our ministry to those who have been called out of the organized church or have been in demonic torment.
All of the coaches in the header above and Pastor Pam are in the forum every day according to our own schedules. Only people who fit a prescribed profile are allowed in, and each group is intentially small. The goal is to help one another grow in truth, and to provide a sense of fellowship so that you know you are not alone, but instead in fellowship with others who may share some of the same struggles as you, or can somehow relate to your experiences. Confidential information is not revealed, so you can be anonymous. We grow in truth, and in turn, help others grow in truth.
Crucifying the flesh is “a death that we must impose upon ourselves.” The flesh is still “there” when we get born again; it still exists – we must continually crucify it by walking in the spirit so we do not fulfill the lusts of our flesh.
We need to know the nature of our individual flesh, which is our carnal nature without Jesus. The flesh has lusts, which are things that our flesh really enjoys. One of these lusts can be the lust for religion. This lust can blind us to the truth of whether or not we’re really born again. When we find that religiosity has taken over our flesh, we need to submit it to the cross and crucify it. Even though religious things might appear “good,” religion does not please God, and we need to submit religion to the cross. Not only do we need to submit…
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You are thinking to yourself “show me chapter and verse.” No. problem. There are several scriptures I can quote but what better than the words of the Lord Himself to the religious leaders of that day:
John 8:44 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own, for he is a liar and the father of it.
So if you have submitted your mind and your spirit to the teachings and practices of denominational, Pentecostal, and charismatic religious leaders of THIS DAY for ANY length of time, once you come out of the Harlot, you will need to detox. The book entitled The Church of the End-time Zombies: A Guide to Religious Detox should be your “go to” resource to help you through the detox process.
The reason why every true believer needs this book in his or her hands either in paperback or on his or her electronic device of choice is that in the years ahead, you will have to stand alone.
Certainly, you are all welcome to come and join us at our online ministry called RESCUE Fellowship. As long as Internet is available, we provide online more individual support than any churchgoer has ever received or ever will receive in a building. We can provide you with counsel and advice to support you while you are on your own in your community. So if interested, give us a call at 888-818-1117 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also check us out at http://facebook.com/groups/rescue
In addition, the book has the capacity to continue to serve as your guide TODAY as well as when the Internet becomes unsafe. You will be able to reach for your guide to religious detox and find the wisdom you need to address your personal concerns as you prepare yourself for the return of the Lord Jesus Christ!
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!
Looking forward to hearing from you so call 888-818-1117, or complete the contact form below:
As a member of RESCUE who has experienced being set free from demons, one of the things that surprised me as I went through counseling and detoxed from religion was the fact that I had engaged in witchcraft without my knowledge. Looking back I never interacted with people who engaged in witchcraft. In fact, to my knowledge,i never even read occult books or watched any occult shows. I considered such things as the worship of the devil— pure evil which i didn’t want to be associated with.
Consequently, It was shocking and humbling to discover that some of my self- righteous religious acts were no different from those of a new age practitioner . So even though I never engaged in the occult, it was shocking to discover that I learned witchcraft practices in the Institutional Church.
Witchcraft can simply be defined as the practice of magic, the use of spells and invoking spirits.
There are several ways that I was duped into witchcraft while attending an Institutional church.
I owned several spiritual warfare books and recited statements that involved commanding “angels”, the stars, planets and even God. I would bind the devil and cast him back to hell. These prayers used scripture out of context. For sure, no human can command God to do anything, so to think otherwise is foolish. We lie to ourselves if we think God is at our beck and call.
To command the sun, moon, planets and stars is delusional, but to command angels has a dangerous spin to it. Gods’ angels do not accept our invitations or instructions but fallen angels do, in order for the devil to have legal right to be in your life, you have to invite him in.
My invitation to these fallen angels had severe consequences. I started suffering from demonic torment – my mind, body and soul was under constant attack. My fear grew greatly as the attacks would happen mainly at night.
During prayer meetings, people used to be manipulated to change their ways by being shamed in public prayers where intercessors would air out people’s issues. When ministers control & manipulate people’s behavior, their actions are a clear sign of witchcraft. There are many examples of how people are controlled in the church and public prayer is one of the them.
To counter the demonic torment that I suffered from, I turned to more rituals – applying anointing oil on my bed, door, windows, ceilings and on myself. Inviting the Holy Spirit to come in and fill my apartment, I played worship music and recited bible verses and prayers. None of this helped, In fact, I simply added fuel to the fire. My religious acts were also motivated by fear not faith.
I would also, seek out random passages in the Bible and apply them to my life with no regard for the context. I also used it to “decree and declare” my future and pray for certain events to occur. This practice which I was taught in the church actually comes from the Middle ages where people who practiced divination would open the bible and whichever page they landed upon, they would read out the scripture and use it to give spiritual insight into what they are looking for. I was pretty much behaving like my own psychic.
Worshipping in the flesh
The Bridal paradigm in the church has brought about the increase of love songs to Jesus which are disguised as praise and worship songs. Everytime I engaged in a worship session, I would feel warm and tingly in my chest, I assumed that these were “feelings of God’s love” overflowing in me. These experiences were short lived which caused me to depend upon an emotional roller-coaster. The more I felt unloved,the more needed to attend more worship sessions to feel loved. I’ve come to learn that love is not a feeling & more importantly the Holy Spirit does not entertain our flesh. These manifestations of “love” were all sensual and had nothing to do with the Spirit of God. True believers of the Lord Jesus have to worship in Spirit & in Truth.
In the New Idolatry, Pastor Pam Sheppard writes in detail how witchcraft has infiltrated the Institutional Church, One part that stood out to me is how a new age practitioner and a Charismatic Christian could address a similar issue using methods that many would assume are worlds apart, when in reality, they actually are similar and run parallel to each other. Below is an excerpt from the book:-
“For the sake of comparison, consider how both a new age practitioner and a Charismatic Christian would approach a typical problem, namely, a woman seeking to stop the infidelity of a lover or husband. From the occultist, the woman might be required to purchase a defense enchantment like burying her man’s shirt at full moon, while pronouncing a curse or a magic formula seven times. As the shirt wears out and disintegrates in the ground overtime, so also will the man’s love for the other woman fade and dissolve.
Both the occultists and those deceived by charismatic teachings rely on the credulity and readiness of those they counsel and advise. In like manner, charismatic witchcraft might approach this classic problem from a variety of religious perspectives, with the twist that God is made amenable to the woman’s plans. Supernatural dreams and visions labeled the discerning of spirits, a word of wisdom, a word of knowledge and prophecy, intercessory prayers of “binding and loosing” and the taking of scripture out of their natural context and applying them to the woman’s personal agenda are the primary methods of choice. In this instance, the woman might be advised to pray over her man’s side of the bed, anoint it with oil or holy water, name it and claim it by sending forth evil prayers against her man’s lover, in unsavory ways unbefitting to Jesus Christ, and pray controlling, manipulative prayers to change the man’s behavior.Rather than deal openly with the issues of infidelity, sin and spousal abuse, Charismatics are infamous for seeking “the supernatural solution.”
To my dismay, I learned, that many practices both in and out of the church that are widely accepted as normal today actually have their origins in witchcraft. I thank God for my deliverance journey that started when I reached out to Pastor Pam who walked me through the deliverance process, helped me break my false conversion and discard false teachings. I got healed from my torment once I received the truth about the Lord Jesus Christ.
Since we live in such deceptive times, you could be engaging in witchcraft practices, totally unaware. The danger in doing so is you open yourself up to the spiritual world and give demons legal rights to enter your life and run it amok.
If you need to learn more on how witchcraft got widely accepted in the church and how to avoid being deceived get a copy of “The New Idolatry” at
By Pastor Pam Sheppard
I don’t make it a practice to call out ministries and prophets by name. Making it clear, I would love to fully expose them. The problem is that people miss the reason for the exposure, and if they are a fan, they will get caught up in defending both the minister and his or her ministry rather than “listen to reason.” Having been there and done that, I refuse to get distracted by engaging in online defensive arguments and contentions.
The reality is that for every known mega false teaching and practice, there are hundreds or even thousands of unknown ministries who continue to mimic the famous. These unknown ministries collectively, are influencing untold numbers of innocent, ignorant people. So my goal is to bring my readers the truth without identifying individuals so that you can recognize game not only among the famous but also among the unknown.
After serving in ministry for 25 years within a denomination, the Lord led me out of all religious systems in 2004 and I have not looked back. So for the last 14 years, I only learn about what the church is doing from demonized captives who seek my help. Recently I was contacted by a captive who I will re-name “Helen.”
Helen became intrigued by a ministry where the leader claims that those who heed his doctrine will have a face to face contact with Jesus. The “pastor” who I will refer to as “Simon” after the biblical Simon the Sorcerer boasts on his website that his ministry is the Greatest Move of God to hit the face of the Earth!.With more than 1,800 churches and thousands on the worldwide volunteer staff, Apostle Simon the Sorcerer continues to hold miracle crusades, and claims to preach and teach the complete and unadulterated Word of God everywhere!” He is also big on slain in the spirit. He can wave his hand and the entire congregation will fall. Someone in his crusade took a picture and an image was photographed whom he and his followers claim to be Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
So Helen, who already has a predisposition in her flesh that draws her to anything and everything supernatural, immediately became sold out for Simon’s ministry, especially since his main headquarters is located within walking distance of her apartment. She thought to herself “What a blessing!!! In her own words:
I went to the those events because of Simon’s book, Face to Face Appearances With Jesus. The book talked about this love affair he had with Jesus, how he would fall asleep and Jesus would appear to him in his sleep, what Jesus looked like and how Jesus took Simon to Heaven and told him things no one else knew and how Jesus had so much love for him and so many other wonderful things. I personally wanted a face to face with Jesus as I always have been attracted to Him since a child. So the way Simon portrayed the Lord in this book lured me into his ministry, tooth, nail and sinker. When Simon’s book came out there were other books of other authors who claimed they had visitations from Jesus also. For that reason, I thought that Simon’s book must be legitimate.
At the the crusades, I felt this tremendous power. Actually, it was nothing like I ever felt before. Therefore, I just knew God was with the man Simon because of the power and electricity I could feel in his worship services. Today I know it was all just the powers of fallen angels who were creating that power and that it was not from God.
So what happened that caused Helen to realize she had been duped? In a nut shell, two fallen angels began playing “good cop/bad cop” with her. It was probably one fallen angel playing both roles.
The “GOOD” ANGEL
All of the sudden I received a few Jesus dreams. I remember one was where it was Jesus with a crowd of people around him and I was standing next to him and I was like wow all of the these people are trying to get to Jesus, but He wants ME! So when Jesus put his arm around me I felt so important and loved. I remember another one was where Jesus was riding on a big eagle over a mountain and saying he was coming back and I was in awe because in the dream it seemed so real. One dream I had is where I was walking down my old block and I heard a voice from the sky say I love you and that he was coming back.
THE “BAD” ANGEL
After they stopped playing God, they became cold towards me, when I say playing God they use to sing about the rapture and Jesus coming back and it sounded so beautiful like it were men and women angels singing. It was a male voice that would sing and say that the Holy Spirit was with me now. Its like they were trying to act like God and point out certain sings I had and they were saying I wasnt going to Heaven because of such and such and that I wouldnt be taken in the rapture.
When the torment started, I remember during the day they would threaten me about choking me in my sleep at night. I was in mental torment because they could read my mind about what I was thinking and they would interfere with normal every day things like watching tv. Its like at every little turn they had to comment or joke about something I did.
I remember they would get on me about talking back to them saying I shouldnt talk to demons but it was hard not to because they were trying to hold conversations with me. It was very hard to concentrate on things on cleaning. I was just so upset and depressed because I realized the voices were not going away and that it was real.
They could make there voices even appear like it was coming from a fan or inside a washer at the laundrymat and they would be so loud and noisy that it was scary at times. I had severe panic attacks where I was in and out of the emergency room because of breathing problems. It turned out to be panic attacks. I was prescribed me ativan to calm me down. I ended up having to be prescribed panic attack medication, although I dont take that anymore.
I was always tired because I barely got any sleep because I lost my ability to sleep well at night. The anguish of just lying in bed and not be able to fall asleep was so debilitating. When I did fall asleep, I was takin out of my body and choked. What bothered me the most was they kept saying Luicfer is calling your name,girl, Lucifer is calling your name, Girl! I wondered, “Why is Satan calling MY name!!!
Much of the time, these spirits would sing sing sing, until they couldn’t sing no more. They love to sing little rhymes and riddles, I remember thinking the music they are making sounds like rap music or something off of the radio. I just kept thinking “when will they shut up and stop talking to me and give peace?”
They also knew how to lie, like I remember one time they kept saying “we are searching your mind to see if there are any defects in your brain to see why I kept believing the demons. I always believed them when they told me I wasn’t going to Heaven. I remember this one time they were cursing the Holy Spirit and they said I had cursed the Holy Spirit in my mind and they kept teasing me and taunting me, that I ended up saying I didn’t curse the F***in Holy Spirit. Once I sis that, then they told me I had committed the unpardonable sin. I was in awe IOU’s anguish over that for awhile.
I remember I had so much fear about falling asleep and in the visions or dreams or whatever they were, I remember feeling so helpless as they continued to choke me. I had no power to fight them off and so I wondered where was Jesus to come and help me? In the dreams It was always sad, or bad memories I had but in a distorted way and the dreams never made sense. I was just so unhappy because I couldn’t dream like I use to and I kept blaming myself for going to those miracle healing crusades because I kept thinking I should have stopped once I saw I wasn’t getting healed.
So what happened to Helen? She ended up diagnosed with schizophrenia. The medication blocked out the voices of religious fallen angels, which Helen refers to as the outside or outer voices. Yet she remains in torment from the inner voices. The inner voices tell her daily, 24/7 that she must commit suicide. She sought my help to be delivered in December 2017 but did not have regular phone sessions until February 2018. So for about 4 months, Helen has been re-trained out of “churchianity while simultaneously detoxed from religion. Last week, I conducted a telephone deliverance. I informed Helen that if they were coming out, they would do so within 7 days. Here is Helen’s report, received June 1, 2018, 4 days after the phone session:
Hey Pastor Pam. I am so glad you gave me these affirmations. The demons have been going crazy, I was screaming all over the place. I just knew the demons were going to come out. I have been trying to say them everyday and doing it more than twice. I did put in there that I will never kill myself like you told me to do and the demons go crazy when I say that. Its something how you knew I should say that, that part never crossed my mind.
In the second affirmation where it says I was tricked into worshiping fallen angels and religious demons where it says I renounce prayers offered to the catholic Mary, I switched it with Jesus Sananda Immanuel and then I put in there I renounce the Jesus come into my heart and the sinners prayer where it says I renounce the sinners prayer that I said in 2000 and that made them go crazy.
In the part that says I reject any association with African false gods I put in there kundalini, freemasonry, Buddhism, Hinduism etc and that made them really go crazy. Now at times when I look in the mirror, I see a crying face. like the demon is crying through me, which is weird. The demons have literally gone crazy. They said that they feel like they are coming out and they say they hate you so much. One thing they have being saying lately is that they are losing traction and they are losing ground which is weird. I guess they are losing their footing inside me.
I really appreciate it, send anything else my way if you think it will help.
This is a breakthrough.
A few months ago, “Helen” asked me to write a blog or produce a video that would expose the ministry of “Simon.” Helen requested that I reveal Simon’s true identity in order to warn others. My reservation is that I wanted to be sure that Helen’s torment was not because of a genetic mental health disorder. Simply put, I needed to be positive that her condition is spiritual and not mental.
In truth, I do not need Helen’s testimony to discern that Simon’s ministry is not from God. Nevertheless, I could not assume that his ministry was the direct cause of Helen’s torment because she could simply be delusional due to mental illness. So I chose to write this article today, because Helen revealed something that she has no way of knowing. 1) evil spirits hate me 2) when they are being unseated, they will cry, complain, moan and grown. As she wrote “its like they are going crazy,” 3) demons will not come out if they don’t lose their legal rights or ground.
So other than reveal who Simon is, I suggest you run like a bat let out of hell from anyone who teaches you to seek a face to face visitation with Jesus. Jesus will certainly come to you through one or more of his religious evil spirits. These spirits will not be sent by Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
They will be dispatched to you by the Fake Jesus. Jesus Sananda Immanuel. To know more about him, click here to get this book.
If like Helen you need help, call 888-818-1117 or send an email to email@example.com
Be advised that I have no magic wands to wave. As Helen has done, you have to work. It takes time to be un-deceived and to learn how to stand.
By Pam Sheppard
I am not the only one who knows the dangers of inducing an altered state. I found the following statement in a book called “Knowing the Facts about the ASC”. By John Ankerberg and John Weldon:
There are no indications in Scripture that people should enter altered states or trances in order to draw closer to God, a common theme in New Age circles. According to 1 Peter 4: 7 (and other Scriptures), Christians are to be “clear minded and self-controlled” so that they may pray or study Scripture. Thus, the biblical means of spiritual growth and sanctification, e.g. meditation on Scripture, prayer, fasting, “are surely not meant to put us into altered states of consciousness” (2659: 79). Further, as we have argued all along, these states are clearly open doors to the intrusion of demonic spirits.”
THE ALTERED STATE AND THE DENOMINATIONS
I have written extensively about the altered state and the Charismatics. Yet even though the denominational side is different, it can be equally dangerous. Over the last few centuries in the US, particularly the southern bible belt and the migration of Southerners to the north, pagan belief systems and practices got mixed into church dogma for several decades. . For example, in 1979, I joined a denominational church where the members not only frequented root workers to deal with the vicissitudes of life, the founding pastor, a native Caribbean, was also a practicing Obeah warlock. Consequently, witchcraft influences coupled with the fact that most denominational pastors and ministers are also active members of a freemasonry lodge, denominational doorways to Satan are less obvious to pinpoint. Add to this mix the Hispanic influence on religion via the practice of Santeria as well as the pervasive mysticism of Catholicism, and denominational paganism, the denominational religious experience may even equal or surpass the pagan power of the Charismatic Movement.
I have found that the affinity for repetition and the stirring up of emotional outbursts, is the denominational doorway to the altered state. Personally speaking, I have seen preachers who hoop their message have the charismatic capability of transforming a quiet, sedate congregation to enter an emotional frenzy through provoking an ASC. Under the influence of the beat of the music and specific keywords within the lyrics, I have witnessed people literally ” go off”, when a soloist or a lead choir singer repeats Jesus over and over again. It goes from Jesus to JEAH, and then congregants start to literally fall out on or over the back of the pew or jump up into the aisle and do what is called the holy dance. Women dressed with fashionable hats, designer suits and high heels find themselves disheveled, hat and shoes knocked off, rolling around on the church rug. If you ask any of them to give a summary of the sermon, you will undoubtedly find that they cannot remember, as their minds went blank. Simply put, they were in the grips of an altered state of consciousness.
Now the denominational side is different but can be equally dangerous. How does one get into an altered state within a denominational church? Well, one of the ways is through repetition. There is a lot of repetition in traditional denominational worship services. I studied hypnosis decades ago. A part of putting a person into a trance involves repetition and visualization. Think of the songs. Many of them are hypnotic. Check out various preaching styles. When the preacher uses a repetitive cadence, it can cause people to enter an altered state. Repetition coupled with a hypnotic cadence can lead to the stirring up of emotional outbursts. For example, I have seen preachers who hoop their message, cause a quiet congregation to suddenly erupt into an emotional frenzy that provoked an ASC. I have seen people go off, when a soloist or a lead choir singer repeats Jesus over and over again. It goes from Jesus to JEAH, and then attendees start to literally fall out or jump up and do what is called the holy dance. You ask them to give a summary of the sermon and they cannot as their minds have gone blank.
Furthermore, the authors also warn about the influences and effects of paganism upon the modern world:
Altered states also have important commonalities. They can all impair one’s ability to test reality, to think critically and logically or to remember. They create a passive state in which mental events seem to develop on their own and are simply experienced rather that being controlled. Many also weaken emotional restraints, allowing moods to swing from wild jubilation to deep fear and depression. In addition, they can all create perceptual distortions and hallucinations and precipitate unusual bodily sensations like numbness, dizziness, tingling or rushes of energy…. They can make people hypersuggestible, so they are open to many strange beliefs and are easily influenced by the suggestions of other people. Altered states have the singular ability to make all kinds of improbable events seem exceptionally real and significant…. One final effect of altered states is their apparent ability to facilitate or enhance mystical experience … (2659: 69-70).
In conclusion, to develop ASCs is not to participate in a form of higher consciousness or true spirituality, as New Age proponents would have us believe. Rather, it often involves abnormal, regressive states of consciousness—ones particularly conducive to demonic contact and manipulation. The radical change in worldview is characteristically toward the occult, encouraging both occult practices and occult philosophy. The growing acceptance of altered states by millions of people, their use in psychotherapy, medicine, education, and many other fields is a reflection of the growing influence of paganism in our society. (Ankerberg and Weldon)
As evidenced and confirmed by my own experience with the occult back in the mid 70’s, I discovered by practicing the altered state through self-hypnosis and meditation, I opened a path of communication between myself and seducing spirits. I did not know this at the time as the spirits identified themselves as people I knew who had died– those whom I liked and wanted to communicate with. Then a sequence of events started to evolve in both the content and style of the communications, aka channeling. Through automatic writing, I received religious messages pertaining to both Hinduism and Buddhism. Since I was an atheist, I was neither interested or impressed with these prolific religious teachings. In those days, I simply wanted to know my future more than anything else.
My point is that evil spirits need the altered state in order to directly communicate with us. If you are not actively trying to enter an altered state through purposeful practice, YOU CAN ALSO ENTER AN ALTERED STATE TODAY THROUGH VARIOUS FORMS OF CHRISTIAN WORSHIP LIKE PREACHING OR SINGING. . The most obvious practices are tongues as a prayer language , fire tunnels, slain in the spirit, various forms of wild intercession prayer, even some deliverance ministry practices. Yet for the sake of this article, I focus on the art of PREACHING, particularly among the denominations, especially the Baptists, the Pentecostals and ever increasingly, the Methodists.
PREACHING AND AN ASC
The last time I went to church, I had a memorable experience. This denomination had removed my name off the rolls in June 2004. Therefore, I did not know why I was returning to a place the Lord revealed that I must leave in order to be used by Him. Yet somehow, I knew in my spirit that I had the Lord’s permission. As I write this, I realize that God sent me back to the denomination for the last time, to be tempted by the devil. I was aware that the churches in the Northeast had recently been assigned a different bishop so I decided to visit the conference. IT WAS JULY23, 2008, a Wednesday afternoon.So I said to myself, “I will just sell some books.” The Fake Jesus had just been published so I brought some paperbacks with me to sell. The denomination’s annual conference was being held just a short distance from my home. I had an inner leading to attend.
I thought I was walking in on the business meeting but the new bishop had changed the programming. I actually walked in on a sermon.
Looking around, I observed that very few was paying any attention to the preacher, a man I knew well. Yet the Rev. seemed to be preaching directly at me but he did not even know I was there. I felt something grab me in the chest. This “force” was trying to make me respond to the invitation, come from the back and walk down that long aisle. They would think that I was returning to them. Or that I was repenting or something. I did not want to do it but it was like hands were pushing me in the back, I gave in and walked that aisle. The music was playing loudly, there were about 10 ministers and the Bishop behind the altar rail. I was in a TRANCE!!! I SNAPPED OUT OF IT WHEN I WAS ASKED “ARE YOU BRINGING YOUR MINISTRY BACK UNDER US? I CAME TO MYSELF AND HOLLERED OUT. NO!!! I JUST LOVED THE SERMON!
Actually Rev. Washington seemed to be preaching directly at me but he did not even know I was there. I paid particular attention to him because Rev. Washington was actually the only minister out of 100 of them who called to support me within a few days after they removed my name from the rolls under the guise that I did not pay my annual dues of $660. He informed me that in 3 months, I could be re-instated.
So as Rev. Washington was preaching, I felt something grab me in the chest. This “force” was trying to make me respond to the invitation, come from the back and walk down that long aisle. They would think that I was returning to them. Or that I was repenting or something. I did not want to do it but it was like hands were pushing me in the back, I gave in and walked that aisle. The music was playing loudly, there were about 10 ministers and the Bishop behind the altar rail. I was in a TRANCE!!! I SNAPPED OUT OF IT WHEN I WAS ASKED “ARE YOU BRINGING YOUR MINISTRY BACK UNDER US? I CAME TO MYSELF AND HOLLERED OUT. NO!!! I JUST LOVED THE SERMON!
Two days later, the Lord explained what happened to me. IT WAS THE PREACHING THAT PUT ME INTO AN ASC. AS TO THE PRESSURE I WAS FEELING IN MY CHEST, THE PUSH ON MY BACK, THE LORD SPOKE AND SAID. “IT WAS NOT ME.” I KNEW IT WASNT ME. SO IT WAS SIMPLE TO FIGURE OUT THAT IT WAS A SEDUCING SPIRIT AKA A RELIGIOUS EVIL SPIRIT OR DEMON.
When THE HOLY SPIRIT made The next statement, I was literally SHOCKED.. He said, the 3 dreams that you had in 1979 that led you to that church and to that denomination “did not come from ME. I NEVER SENT YOU THERE. NEXT He said, “that same power that came on you that Sunday in September, 1979, which fell on you and brought YOU to your knees, causing you to groan, wail and weep, IS THAT SAME SPIRIT THAT CAME ON YOU 2 DAYS AGO!!! Both times, IT WAS NOT ME!!!!!
SO DON’T SLEEP ON THE DENOMINATIONS. The preaching coupled with the emotional worship of the flesh, can also induce an altered state of consciousness and put you in contact with religious demons!!!!!
In conclusion, this particular experience with its subsequent revelations caused me to humble myself and ask God if I was called to ministry. For I recalled yet a similar experience that had occurred in that very church on the day that I responded to the call to ministry in the summer of ’81. At that time, A power DID come on me. A joyous power! The difference is that it was not sudden. Actually for months, I had received at least 10 signs that clearly revealed that I am one of God’s anointed workers. In more than one of those signs, I was called a prophet when I did not even know what a prophet was.
The Holy Spirit answered my question basically out of the scripture. In other words, look at the fruit. Even though He called me while I was in the denomination, He did not send me there as I had believed for 25 years. –I was not to minister to them, or for them or under their religious authority. In fact, the Holy Spirit only revealed my ministry FOR CHRIST UNTIL AFTER I HAD LEFT THEM!!!!
We must try all things.
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By Pam Sheppard
Like the rest of the institutional church, I used to believe that the great falling away would be made manifest when people left the church in droves as they began to deny the Lord. I understand that people are leaving the church in significant numbers in a rather quiet, un-noticeable way. Even so, most of these people have left because they wanted a deeper walk with Christ than the church is equipped to provide. Then there are those who are leaving because they were either offended or rejected.
I could be wrong, but I view this end time departure from the faith in a more subtle, symbolic way. In other words, a literal removing of one’s name from the rolls, jumping up from the pews and exiting the building, may not necessarily occur within an end-time departure. I sense that the journey away from the faith could be an inward alienation from the Lord as the fruit of having internalized false doctrines and practices. Here is the prophetic scripture:
King James Version: 1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils,
Amplified Version: But the [Holy] Spirit distinctly and expressly declares that in latter times some will turn away from the faith, giving attention to deluding and seducing spirits and doctrines that demons teach,
As I interpret this scripture, the first thing I note is that this scripture is not the Apostle’s opinion. Paul makes it clear to Timothy that this is a prophecy directly from the Holy Spirit. Then I note that it is to occur “in latter times.” Clearly, the Holy Spirit revealed this prophecy through the Apostle Paul in order to warn an end-time generation that in their time, some shall depart from the faith because they heeded false doctrines which they did not know came from seducing spirits aka religious demons.
I KNOW from information and personal experience that multitudes who either attend church, and also others who profess Christ not in a building are already among the fallen away because they believe they have ACCEPTED Jesus and are therefore born again, when in truth, they have had a false conversion. THERE IS NO GREATER NUMBER OF FALLEN AWAY PEOPLE THAN THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY HEEDED primarily two false doctrines: Easy believism and the prayer language teaching, aka tongues.
Irrefutable conclusions that can actually be proven in a scientific way are not readily available , nor do I have the resources to conduct a full blown research study. Nevertheless, my own personal proof is predominately experiential over a 40 year period of Christian case studies and numerous pastoral contacts. Here is the first example that caused me to open my eyes and pay close attention. A sincere young woman reported that she was watching a TV evangelist. At the end of the show, he or she asked the TV audience to repeat a sinner’s prayer. Facing the TV, she did so. ALMOST IMMEDIATELY, SHE WAS DEMONIZED WITH TORMENT that continued for a year, until I was contacted and engaged to help on the matter.
Now granted, everyone who says a sinner’s prayer does not become immediately tormented or obviously demonized, even over time. Yet “something” DOES happen on the spiritual, unseen side. In this regard, I need to remind the reader of the location of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. He does not come into people’s hearts LITERALLY. HE IS LITERALLY AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE FATHER, ABOUT TO RETURN TO EARTH, LITERALLY. So He is with His people FIGURATIVELY OR SYMBOLICALLY.
Consider the Holy communion. Catholics believe that when you partake of the elements, that you are ACTUALLY drinking the Lord’s blood and ACTUALLY eating His Body. Not so. The Lord said Himself that He had to leave earth so that the Holy Spirit could come. THE HOLY SPIRIT ENTERS OUR SPIRITS LITERALLY WHEN WE ARE BORN AGAIN.
I suspect that what actually happens as a result of repeating a sinner’s prayer is that AN INVITATION TO THE FAKE JESUS IS MADE. Jesus Sananda Immanuel himself cannot enter the hearts of so many. He is merely a fallen angel and can only be in one place at a time, as he is neither omniscient, omnipotent or omni-present. Instead, Sananda rules an army of religious evil spirits who under his authority and at his command accept each invitation and come into a heart. The spiritual heart is a part of the soul. So a religious demon enters the soul and lives there, often un-noticed.
King James: 21 “Not every one that saith unto Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven, but he that doeth the will of My Father who is in Heaven.
22 Many will say to Me in that Day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy name, and in Thy name have cast out devils, and in Thy name done many wonderful works?’
23 And then will I profess unto them, ‘I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity.’
24 “Therefore, whosoever heareth these sayings of Mine and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, who built his house upon a rock.
Amplified: Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father Who is in heaven.
22 Many will say to Me on that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name and driven out demons in Your name and done many mighty works in Your name?
23 And then I will say to them openly (publicly), I never knew you; depart from Me, you who act wickedly [disregarding My commands].
24 So everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts upon them [obeying them] will be like a [sensible (prudent, practical, wise) man who built his house upon the rock.
It is best that the evil spirit be noticed by the torment that they inflict upon their targets. Otherwise, those who have departed from the faith, having given heed to these seducing spirits and the doctrines they teach, will remain ignorant and will not find out about this deception, until the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth looks them in the face upon their death and declares, “I never knew YOU!”
To know more about Jesus Sananda Immanuel and other fallen angels that masquerade as our Lord, you need the book called “The Fake Jesus: Fallen Angels Among Us”, available in e-book and paperback.
By Pastor Pam Sheppard
“Power Evangelism” is the title of a book by a Christian Charismatic leader named John Wimber. The term is also applied to the movement and the process described in his book.
Power Evangelism is a form of ministry which relies primarily on what is believed to be the supernatural power and gifts of the Holy Ghost. Although the word of God teaches that a person is brought to faith solely through the active choice of God in the person of the Holy Spirit, in power evangelism, supernatural events such as healings and miracles are a demonstration of the power, and therefore the reality, of God.
Wimber took an approach to the charismatic which was somewhat different from that of peers and predecessors. This new approach led his friend, the late Peter Wagner to coin the phrase “the Third Wave.” The Third Wave differed from classic Pentecostalism and the Charismatic movement, mainly in their approach to speaking in tongues.Whereas the previous groups had emphasized the gift of tongues as the only evidence for the baptism of the Holy Ghost, Wimber and those he influenced emphasized that tongues was merely one of the many spiritual gifts taught in the Bible.
With Wember, of the nine gifts of the Holy Ghost, healing and miracles was at the forefront of power evangelism. As for Wimber, he died of a brain hemorrhage on November 17, 1997 at the age of 63. Just before he died, he had also sustained a coronary by-pass operation. I find it a rather perplexingly telling message to all of us that someone as heavy into healing and miracles as was Wember, died as the result of serious illnesses.
When I myself was a strong believer in healing and miracles, I had never heard of Wimber. In fact, from 1974-1977, I was into all aspects of the supernatural when I was an atheist, psychic medium, steeped in the occult. Shortly after I became born again on March 29, 1997, evil spirits carefully and skillfully imitating God, spoke to me directly about miracles and healing in dreams, visions, prophetic words and various counterfeit revelations and manifestations about my own healing and miracles ministry. It took 25 years, but the Lord lifted the veil of deception from me about about 10 years ago. What keeps me humble, sober and vigilant is the biblical warning to the end-time elect, —–that in the last days, the enemy’s manifestations of healing and miracles are going to appear to be so authentic, that they may fool us. It has already happened!!!!
Well, I’ve been at this too long to allow myself to be fooled AGAIN!.Do I believe that God will also manifest healing and miracles in the last days? Yes, I do. I do not believe in a pre-tribulation rapture. I believe that the saints who are alive shall go through endtime tribulation.When the plagues fall and the judgment vials have been completely poured out, I believe that God will make a provision for His people. For when danger is all around us and there are no material provisions for those who refuse the mark of the beast, God will supernaturally provide for us.
The book of Revelation points out that how two martyrs called “the two witnesses” shall die in the streets for ALL to see. They shall be raised up from death to life, probably on satellite television. The variety and extent of God’s end-time miracles are beyond my finite imagination. Nevertheless, of one thing, I am sure. Pure evangelism targets the salvation of souls. Salvation today has not changed as we are saved by faith through grace, and not by signs and wonders, miracles and healings.
The Lord Jesus said that it is a perverse nation that seeks after signs. Just as we did not choose when we were born, we cannot choose when we are born again. If any one chooses Christ because he or she saw or experienced a miracle or a healing, then they have experienced a false conversion. Therefore evangelism in this hour must focus on those whom the god of this world has been blinded and blocked from repentance that leads to true salvation.
At the core of present-day evangelism today is the ability to cause false conversions to be overturned so as to make room for the true born again experience.
Are you ready?
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