The Anointing of Charismatic Preachers: Is It Hypnotism? By Pam Sheppard

SETTING CAPTIVES FREE

I was a preacher in a black denominational church  for 25 years. I preached an average of one sermon a week, with 12 of those years preaching 3 sermons a week. On one occasion in the pulpit in 1983, I felt a strange power come upon me where it seemed I was “not myself.” I was in a rather strong altered state of consciousness. I thought it  was simply  an extra powerful anointing of the Holy Ghost. I now know that IT WAS NOT!!! I had reservations about it because of the struggle I was having with a particular sin at that time. I wondered “how and why would God anoint me like this at such a  challenging time in my spiritual walk? I said to myself “hmmmm.”

  I knew nothing about sermonizing. When I went to church for the first in 1979, I had never even heard a sermon before and so when…

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