The organized church has absolutely no idea of how to deal with demonic affliction. Consider this: I suffered from depression, a demonic spirit, for years. The organized church promoted worldly counseling. Really? Yes they did. We can’t counsel or talk demons away, they must be cast out. I came to my senses and decided to follow Christ’s directives. Pam cast the spirit of depression from me and I have not been depressed not one day in 2 years.. But it took years of me mucking about with the church. I knew I had to leave, what kind of church can’t deal with demons? The answer is: the organized church, every last one of them.
I want to give you now, an excerpt from Pam Sheppard’s textbook on the religious demon, entitled ” the New Idolatry:”
The masses are being deceived by satan using his lies of being “slain in the spirit”.
Looking back over 30 years of ministry, I remember How I lusted after the power to manifest the slain in the spirit phenomena for about 10 years. When I finally obtained the power, I thought it would put my ministry on the map to mega-stardom. Yet, I began to watch and pray over those in my congregation who consistently fell slain. What I noticed is that most of the people who fell, were not able to STAND in their faith or for the gospel of Jesus Christ. Many of them were filled with sin. Once the Lord started sending me professing Christians who were in demonic torment, I soon discovered a significant sample of cases wherein people actually picked up demons in church services similar to those in this video clip.
Hear is a quote from the New Idolatry.
Christians have fallen under the power since the 1760’s. It was a common expression among the Shakers and also one of the signs of the ministry of Marie Woodward-Etter (1844-1924) KNOWN AS “THE TRANCE EVANGELIST.” About 15 years before the Azusa Street Revival that started the Pentecostal Church, Etter began manifesting the phenomena in her meetings in 1885.”
Click the blue link above to watch the video clip. The book is no longer available at www.pamsheppard.com/bookstore as we have changed website hosts. On this website, books are available on http://pamsheppard.com/?page_id=1831 and the ebooks are on http://pamsheppard.com/?page_id=1977
Here is an excerpt from the New Idolatry, a spiritual warfare textbook in endtimes.
Satan’s greatest advantage is to be allowed to work in your life without being recognized. In his masquerade as God, he skillfully uses the same words of his apparent opposition to fully attack and disavow himself. This kind of “counter espionage” is a trick, where the spy brings back information about the enemy, solely for the purpose od deceiving the agency or persons who have employed him. Satan’s goal is to win your confidence by virtually attacking himself through those who appear to be his enemies, but who, in fact are either his avowed, or un-initiated friends and servants.
Many professed believers in Jesus Christ fall under this category. They verbally attack demon forces yet a closer scrutiny will uncover extremes and excesses—either a repressive, judgmental morality or an opposing tolerance of man’s sinful nature that borders on moral weakness, disguised as mercy, grace and love. Within BOTH ethical extremes, though anonymous and disguised, Satan and his demons maintain a vital continuum of power and control.
DID “THUS SAITH THE LORD?”
A python spirit is a spirit of divination as portrayed in Acts 16:16, the woman who foretold who the Apostles were. Even though she told the truth, Paul cast that demon from her. He was grieved,
Only the Holy Ghost knows how many in Christendom who claim to be prophets by declaring , “thus saith the Lord,” or “God told me,” or “I was led in the spirit”—are really the messengers of Satan sent to control your life in God by the python spirit. Today, in the 21st century, churches are filled with soothsayers and charismatic hype masters whose message from the pulpit is merely a gratification of the flesh. There is a seductive spirit of divination sweeping across churches of all persuasions, seeking to control the lives of the un-suspecting. Laity leaders serve as divination foot-soldiers,forearmed “with a word” to maintain the power and authority of those in the pulpits. Demons help out also as they whisper into congregant’s ears, “give a $1000 dollars.”
I can recall that one of my associates, Minister Kellie, completely delivered depression in record time by the power of God, was approached by a member of her former church. Although Kellie’s progress is quite remarkable, the former church member approached her with a “thus saith the Lord.” “I had a vision of you and I saw you have a python snake attached to your spirit.Are you okay? Since you left the church, we’ve all had concerns about you. We’ve all been praying for your return to the fold.”
In one of our mentoring telephone conversations, Kellie casually mentioned this but I could tell that she was shaken by it. I yelled through the telephone “NO! STOP. THAT WORD CAME FROM THE HEART OF A DEMON ASSIGNED TO STEAL YOUR RECOVERY FROM YOU! DO NOT RECEIVE IT!!!!”
Certainly, professing Christians without knowledge may seem to have good intentions.Yet, when you find yourself in bondage to what they claim God has said about you to them, what does it matter whether they had either good or bad intentions??? The results are the same.Your spirit has been penetrated and the enemy has successfully planted his desires into YOUR spirit to cause you confusion and ultimate harm!!!!
Take it from someone who knows. I am well insulated by God from face to face contact with people who allow demons to use them as messengers of Satan to control my life . I have even learned how to block out my dreams. So when the enemy cannot “reach me,” he’ll make a phone call, send a Facebook message or send an email.
Now I know that’s right!
I have personally received “thus saith the Lords” in emails and over the telephone on quite a few occasions. Now when I personally receive “a word” about someone else, I have learned to “keep my mouth shut.” Control freaks can’t do this. They are under too much compulsion to blurt out knowledge obtained by supernatural means to prove that “they are anointed of God.”
Here is how divination works. The enemy has difficulty “putting a spell on you” unless he first informs YOU about it. Then he will use your self-induced anxieties, doubts and fears to bring his plans about in YOUR life. In other words, devils and demons are skilled at making YOU your own worst enemy. You see, it is easier “do what they do,” with your cooperation and consent. In order to control our lives, the enemy has to “plant his desires” into our spirits.
Recently,someone sent me a message. He had a vision that witches were trying to bring harm on me because of my website and that they were attempting to put a spell on me. I didn’t scold him. Wouldn’t make any sense cause the damage was already done. Coincidence or not, at that very moment,I was involved in a situation with someone who had “witchcraft in her background.” So of course, my eyebrow was raised but I didn’t panic. I was just extra careful and observant.
The thing to do is to “watch and pray.”
Keep your mouth shut until the crisis, if there is one, has passed. Don’t let the enemy use YOU to plant fear into someone who you care about.Pray and rest in God. If God showed him that someone was praying against me, then the Holy Ghost was calling him to pray. Fallen angels are extremely skilled at using friends, the people even of your own household, to speak evil into your life. So wisdom is certainly necessary. I learned the hard way to “be slow to speak.”
Therefore, when someone comes to you with a “thus saith the Lord” and it does not compute with you, you must become verbally aggressive.I do it regularly. People may think that I am crazy but I am quick to get animated and boldly declare, “no. I rebuke that. I don’t receive that.”
Sometimes I get worst and like the Lord, I’ll speak directly to that demon and say “get thee behind me.” I don’t care what people think. It is too important that I guard my spirit.
YOU MUST DO THE SAME!
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To know more about the python spirit, divination and the charismatic movement, you need “the New Idolatry.” Here is a short quote:
Like New Age mysticism, charismatic witchcraft is the practice of white magic. 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 magic formula 7 times. As the shirt wears out and disintegrates in the ground over time, so also will the man’s love for the other woman fade and dissolve.
What does the Charismatic Christian advise in a similar instance?
Pray over the 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 husband’s lover, in unsavory ways, unfitting 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.” (page 16)