MY FALSE CONVERSION
Looking back, it is no surprise that I had a false conversion. The cross of Christ, I never heard of it. No, not in church. I never heard a sermon on the message of the cross, until my first Easter sunday in a Word of Faith church. I found out that the message I did hear, was a recycled message that anybody could find online. The message was staged, and the pastor jumped down from the pulpit with a hop and stylish skip. He had, what Pam Sheppard calls a gimmick. The hop, the stylish skip, and the jumping from the pulpit, with a flourish might as well have been a stage show. The cross of Christ message the pastor gave never touched me. I sat there admiring his alligator shoes, and fancy pin stripe suit. Why? Because I was not saved then.
I had pledged and made an unholy alliance with Satan. My story continues. As I shared my son’s father Brett was ill and I kept seeing the cross of Christ, and Jesus on the cross before me in vision. I had been praying about my own bitterness and reluctance to visit him. I called someone who reminded me of what Jesus had said on that cross. Jesus said, ” forgive them father, they know not what they do”. The word of Christ prompted me to visit Brett Sr. It was the day he had slipped into a coma. I went to his bedside. Kissed his hand and sung his favorite church songs. Kissed him on the forehead and told him I forgave him, and forgave myself. He passed away that night.
If you click the blue title link above, you will hear a short clip of a very powerful message of this man of God.
I have been in ministry for 30 years. I have listened to countless preachers and read many of their books. The one who opened my eyes to the condition of the endtime church was the late David Wilkerson. It has been at least 20 years since I first became aware of Dave’s teachings about the apostate church. Once the Lord led me out, I wondered why Dave stayed. I guess he loved Her too much. The organized church can be very seductive.
I call David an endtime prophet because in his book “America’s Last Call,” he predicted the fall of the World Trade Center about at least 10 years before it occurred.
Certainly I am speculating for I will not know for sure in this lifetime, but I have a sense that the prophet crashed into a mac truck in the spring of this year because “he knew too much” and he made a big mistake with God by not acting upon what he knew by revelation. David Wilkerson should have “Come Out of Her,” and not continually tried to “preach Her into repentance.” The organized church will NOT repent. Too much is at stake. Too much money and power to lose.
To know more why I believe that the church is a dangerous place in this hour, you need one or more of my 6 books. However, on this particular subject matter, it is a toss-up between “Come Out of Her, God’s People and the New Idolatry.
What the Lord has shown me is that the day of repentance for the organized church is over because “He has already judged her.” As such, she has become a dwelling place of demons, filled with curses and plagues. David was taken down by sudden, accidental death that I am sure could have been avoided. I have been warned that if I go back, consider myself “Lot’s wife.”
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The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
But God revealed it to me in recent years. Some may think that perhaps I was fooled and that once again, the religious spirit assigned to me sent me yet another counterfeit message. Those who practice deliverance would remind me that Satan does not cast out devils or his kingdom would not stand. And yes, I would agree.
However, I am inclined to believe that it was the Lord, for one simple reason.
I had begun to notice over time, that “those who manifested the most were the captives who never really got delivered.” By “manifest,”I am referring to coughing, vomiting, growling, screaming, blasphemous utterances, and the like.
The truth is that “demons love to manifest.” Its a neat one of those “kill to birds with one stone,” kind of trick. The deliverance worker gets puffed up and the captives is fooled that he or she has been set free. What I have found is that true and complete deliverance is contingent upon the resistance of pride through
I understand now why the Lord Jesus Christ declared that John the Baptist was the greatest born among men. With the exception of the Lord’s own mission of bringing salvation to the world, John the Baptist’s mission was the most important, as the only way to rebirth is through repentance. No one can come to the Father except by Jesus. Even so, no one can come to Jesus except through John’s message of repentance.
In spite of the fact that John the Baptist did not heal, nor did he cast out devils, John’s ministry was indeed the doorway to the supernatural. Through the preaching of repentance and through baptizing the sinner in water, John’s job was to prepare the way for the Lord to the sinner. Only through repentance and
baptism in water is the sinner prepared to receive the Lord. The Charismatics have amplified the meaning of repentance as a “change of mind” or
a “turning in another direction.” However, the repentance that saves is to
experience godly sorrow. Godly sorrow is an experience of the soul’s grief for
having no worthiness to approach God on one’s own merit.
It should not be mistaken for human shame or guilt due to wrong doing. The truth is that most people are already convinced in their minds that they are sinners. They reason in their minds “well, yeah, I have sinned, but so has the next guy and when I look around at others, my sins are nothing compared to his, so I believe I’m going to heaven because I am not that bad.” People in the world repent every day for this sin or that sin, yet without the leading of the Holy Ghost, they will not repent of being in the depths of their soul, “an alienated sinner, without God in the world.”
Godly sorrow of this kind is a deeply emotional experience where the sinner is brought face to face with his own inner darkness. It is the dark night of the soul. It is no
longer a comparison to the “next guy.” It becomes “it’s me Lord—and compared to You, I am a wretched being, a poor excuse of humanity. My heart cries out to You to save me.”
Brokenness is an important aspect of achieving repentance toward God. When we are broken, we become ready to be forgiven for our sins and to be sanctified or set apart for His use. Brokenness is symbolized in the baptism in water, in that “the Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit.” (Psalm 34:18)
The brokenness of repentance feels like someone came into the room of our lives and suddenly turned the light switch on and exposed us. Jesus said that unless a seed
falls to the ground and dies, it cannot become what it was destined to be, and
that is “a child of God and a son of God.” We cannot cry out “Abba, Father” until we become aware in our hearts how our sin has separated us from Him and that the Lord’s Jesus Christ’s sacrifice at the cross has brought us into right relationship with Him.
Repentance is a walk of faith and humility into the valley of brokenness. Unless we take this walk, we are too rigid and hard to be molded in the hand of God. More than just simply being powerless before God, repentance leads to a brokenness before Him where we have been made to see our sins as God sees them. Repentance is the process whereby we have come to realize deep within, that our sins have hurt the Father. Only then, does the sinner receive salvation.
There are many who need deliverance from deliverance ministries. I know because those who contact me for deliverance have generally been involved with at least two or more deliverance ministries before they find me on the web. They come armed with information about the Jezebel spirit, ancestral curses, and the like. Most of the time, their personal issues need to be dealt with before even considering casting out ONE demon. Most often, that issue is a need for repentance and brokenness through confronting personal pride and rebellion. To know more, you need “The New Idolatry.”
Here is a short quote:
“What I am finding is that deliverance workers are using the demonic realm as a potential proof that the spiritual dimension exists. For as demons surface and blaspheme God, such manifestations are suggestive of God’s own reality. This too is a perversion of true faith. The bible says that we believe in God BY FAITH, simply because HE IS, and He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. We are not to believe in God because we believe in the existence of the devil. For the devil to have to be convincing sin to the world that God exists is an outrage and an insult to the Almighty One, the Creator of Satan. Since when does the creature validate His Maker??? Satan can only do what God allows him to do. Satan himself is a mere creature, not the Creator.” (pg 124)
How We Set Captives FREE at SCC
The main objective of Christian counseling is to set captives free.
At Sheppard’ Counseling Center, the most important tool in the process is actually the captive. For example, if during the assessment process, the captive reveals that his or her faith is weak, or that there are major issues of doubt and un-belief, then a major objective of the assessment phase would be to build up the client’s faith. The treatment plan lists the problems, hindrances in the situation, the goals, objectives and the strategies toward building the captive’s faith. We also consider whether or not the captive has a strong network system of Christian elders who can support the captive. Therefore, we employ a cadre of mentors or “ministers” for support and encouragement.
The Christian client today is one who has been duped by the organize church into easy believism. They have repeated a sinner’s prayer, acknowledged that they have accepted Jesus Christ into their hearts, and declared to be saved or born again. What has happened is that the fake Jesus answered their invitation. They have worshipped Him through prayer meetings, bible studies, song and dance, yet they are not saved. They don’t know it but the enemy DOES. Therefore, the weapons of spiritual warfare do not work for them.
Without the weapons that redemption affords: the helmet of salvation, the breastplate of righteousness, the shield of faith, the girdles of truth, the feet shod with the gospel of peace and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, the captive has to rely on a Christian counselor or minister who is truly saved—one who can successfully work the spiritual weapons against principalities and powers.
Even so, we have found that the captives’ free will is their best weapon. So in deliverance counseling and mentoring, we encourage the captive to fight in cold blood. From a Christian perspective, our role is akin to a trainer who prepares a prizefighter for a boxing match. As spiritual trainers, we are in the captive’s corner, giving specific instructions as to how to win the fight. The captive takes our instructions, does all that he or she can do, and when the time is right, we step in and finish the fight by casting out demons and commanding fallen angels to go about somebody elses business.
It has been our experience, that until captives use their own free will to revoke the invitation that they made to the fake Jesus, their psychic doorways or chakras will remain open, and demons will have unhindered access to their souls and spirits. So we focus on closing those gateways by truth. If the captive does not fight the process, victory is assured.
Since December 2002, we have discovered an astounding statistic. At least 95% of the churchgoing captives of Sheppard’s Counseling Center–about 300 professing Christians— did not understand either sin, repentance or the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. They do not know that they received the fake Jesus.
Consequently, they worship whom they do not know.
This is an extremely appalling, pervasive condition, of epidemic proportions within the worldwide church. Since we have counseled people in Australia, South Africa, England, Japan, Canada, the Caribbean and from at least 1/3 of the United States, the problem is the same. An imposter god is being worshipped as if he is the Lord Almighty. No wonder Jesus warned that in there would be people who would call Him “Lord,” and He will say “I NEVER knew you.”
If you would like to arrange an appointment for deliverance counseling or deliverance mentoring, call 518-477-5759 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
As you read “Faces of the Religious Demon, you will find that each face or profile offers new insights and challenges. You the reader will learn how any ground obtained by spirit entities , no matter how small or seemingly insignificant is “GROUND POSSESSED,” even though a captive himself may have no obvious manifestation of total possession. Your eyes will also be opened to realize that even the slightest of ground claimed by the enemy can be so debilitating and even toxic to spiritual growth and empowerment, what is the point of quibbling over terms and inches?!” For if a demon has only one inch of territory, it will seem like a mile to a tormented captives.
To answer that question, ARE THERE ANY PROPHETS TODAY– one of the signs that we are living in the last days is the emergence of various internet watchmen. The prophets of old were watchmen. They warned God’s people about “what’s goin on” in the religious world. Some–not all–of these websites are inspired by present day prophets.
Their tools are different. All prophets SPEAK because they are compelled by God to do so. Today, the watchman’s voice is heard predominately through the written word, while others may speak out in a video. Some emphasize informing the people about specific false prophets and ministries. That is an exhaustive task that requires a 24/7 devotion, because there are so many false prophets and ministries to expose. Since these prophetic web ministrues only target high profile people and their false practices, they are hindered by not covering other ministries that are equally noteworthy but only known locally.
Much falls between the cracks.
I used to be a watchman on the web exposing false prophets with a website that I have since closed down called “Beware Christian”. I had to literally DROP IT, because it devoured too much of my time and I found it counterproductive FOR ME as an author, a counselor and a trainer of ministers. Nevertheless, I thank God for prophetic, watchman type ministeries of Midnight Cry, Straight is the Way, Deception in the Church,Equip, Paw Creek and others. I now refer seekers to them and I do “another thing.”
To really answer the question in the title, we need to look at the new testament. The prophet that stands out in the gospel days of the Lord’s own ministry is John the Baptist. The Lord said that John the Baptist is the greatest of ALL prophets, so we need to look at John’s ministry rather closely. John’s prophetic ministry was essentially that he prepared the people of his day for the FIRST coming of the Lord by preaching repentance. John the Baptist did not have the gift of perdicting the future as did the Apostle John. It should be noted that when Jesus called John the Baptist the greatest prophet, the Apostle John was not yet so anointed as a prophet.
However, together, I believe that BOTH Johns are a composite template of a present day prophet. A present day prophet is one who:
Spiritual discernment will be essential to distingush between a false and a true prophet for both shall have supernatural powers. To be prepared and to learn how to try the spirits to see if they be of God, training is available. www.pamsheppard.com/sign_up_now. To get in the arc of safety, visit www.pamsheppard.com/online_ministers_available