I have spent 3 decades learning how to discern good from evil where it comes to supernatural experiences like “hearing voices.”
- Pam Sheppard: Author, Publisher, Deliverance Counselor, Trainer of Ministers
The bottom line is that “it ain’t easy.” Some would take a scripture out of its original context and retort, “Well the Lord said, my sheep hear my voice and the voice of a stranger, they will not follow.” However, if we look back at who Jesus was talking to and why, we will come to understand that Jesus was talking to the children of Israel, the religious people of THAT day, who lived at the time of the Lord’s earthly ministry in His physical body. The Jews had all of the signs from the prophets. The Lord was saying to THEM, those who really belong to the Father will recognize that I am their long-awaited Messiah. Then the Lord makes a brief reference to us in John 10:16. We are the “other sheep of a different fold.” In regards to US, He says that when He calls us to Himself to be saved, we will know Him as well. Why? Because we were called by God before the worlds were even framed.
The Apostle John actually tells us in verse 6 that the Lord used these words as a parable and that the people who heard him did not understand what the Lord was talking about in that day. Nothing has changed today either. We use the scripture but we have no idea what the Lord was talking about. We have taken this verse to be a spiritual discernment verse when actually, it is not. In fact, the fake Jesus in our time has an extremely convincing voice that untold millions, perhaps billions have followed into a false conversion which I call a counterfeit birth.
This is how it is done. Some have heard a voice say things to them like, “Come to me. You will find joy, peace and happiness.” Nothing about repentance, the sin, the cross or the Lord’s bodily resurrection is mentioned and so they “follow that voice,” claim themselves to be saved but they bear no fruit. In some cases, false converts are instantly healed of an addiction or a physical infirmity and they assume that their healing could only be the Lord, so they continue to follow the voice of the fake Jesus. These kinds of false conversions are the most dangerous because its victims do not have a clue that they are not born again. Then there are those who asked Jesus to come into their hearts. Since the Son of God is seated at the right hand of His Father, He cannot come into our hearts. In fact, the heart is a part of the soul. God is a spirit. The Holy Ghost is Spirit. He comes into the spirits of a truly born again convert—not into the heart.
So when such an invitation is made either through a sinner’s prayer either at the altar call, the invitation of Christian discipleship, and the sinner says “Jesus, come into my heart. I accept You,” the one who accepts the invitation is the fake Jesus. And in that way, some of God’s people have followed “the voice of a stranger.”
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I would be as ignorant of this phenomenal deception of the enemy as every other minister, if it were not for the fact that I have been doing telephone counseling with people from around the globe since December 2002. Since then, I have been in touch with hundreds of people. Of all of them, I only know of one was saved when she contacted me. She is now one of my ministers, Kellie LeClerc. Everyone else was a false conversion. When I look back to my first case, I remember a young woman who I will call “Linda.” Linda had several demons. She is the first to travel to my state for deliverance and her counseling was conducted entirely by email. When I spoke to her demons, there was no manifestation. However, when she went back to her hotel room, the demons manifested. I thought she was delivered. Perhaps. However, today I am convinced that she was one who was never saved in the first place, even though she was a tither and a tongue talker. I would not be surprised if she STILL is not saved. You see, I knew nothing of the fake Jesus at that time, and because Linda spoke in tongues, I assumed she was saved. You know them by their fruit. There was no love for the brethren in her. It was quite simple, but since I myself was deceived at the time, my spiritual discernment was not nearly as sharp as it is today.
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