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The Sixth Church Age: Philadelphia

It took Satan less than 4 centuries to corrupt the church at Philadelphia, whom God loved.

Preparing For End-Times

All of the book of Revelation is symbolic of the age of the gentiles of the time of the church.  In the first 3 books, the ages are set before us, from Ephesus to Laodicea.  What is quite evident is that the age or dispensation which pleases the Lord the most was the church at Philadelphia.  Within church history, the age of Philadelphia is clearly the Protestant Reformation. beginning in the 1500’s and ending prior to the age of Laodicea, which started around 1901.

About a century after the Reformation and the Establishment of the Protestant Church, a historic document was prepared in 1689 called the Second London Baptist Confession.  It was written by Particular Baptists, who held to a Calvinistic Soteriology in England to give a formal expression of their Christian faith from a Baptist perspective. This confession, like the Westminster Confession of Faith (1646) and the Savoy Declaration…

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UN-DECEIVED IN END-TIMES: A Free Course

SETTING CAPTIVES FREE

We are living in a time when just about everybody in the world has a sense that we are at or near the end of the world as we know it. Do we do nothing, and just wait for the bomb to fall? No, we do as the Lord said: watch, wait and prepare for various events must transpire before He returns to earth. This course explores how fallen angels have been planning for the coming of the Anti-Christ, an event that the scriptures warn must occur before Jesus Christ of Nazareth returns. Some of the course topics include: Russia and America, God’s Angels vs Fallen Angels, the One World Harlot Church, and much more!

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A FREE COURSE on Chakras: EBOOKS on SALE!

Christians Un-Aware are in Danger, This course will cause you to be safe and not sorry in this hour.

SETTING CAPTIVES FREE

This course explores the influences of the altered state—aka—the trance, on Christianity, as it relates to the church, worship, doctrines and practices, including contemplative prayer, meditation, speaking in tongues, fire tunnels, and other aspects of Christian mysticism. Also addressed in detail in this course is Satan’s unseen purpose for targeting various hypnotic practices that can effectively open chakras as well as the hidden reason for his enforcement of epidemic or global engagement in the release of kundalini energy.
The two e-books for this course are: The Church of the End-time Zombies and Come Out of Her God’s People. If you already have both books, when you register, you will be given a coach for 2 weeks, who will serve as your personal tutor by email.

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Free Courses on End-time Subjects

“What is covered, shall be uncovered, what is hid, shall be made known!”

To be made free by truth is our goal!

All courses are free. E-books are on sale @ $10 each. No more than 2 books required per course, except for Deliverance Prep, where 3 books are required. Most e-books are well over 200 pages each.

ROCHELLE’S TESTIMONY
I came into contact with Pastor Pamela Sheppard and the Rescue church on YouTube in December 2015. I was at the absolute end of my rope and was desperately searching for answers and help. My whole life and every element of it was falling apart. Being a “born again Christian” since the age of 11, I grew up in church and was a loyal and devout member of my church. A worship leader, dancer and youth leader, I always strived to put my best foot forward and was doing quite well.
As I got older, got married, attended a new church and had kids, my life started changing and soon I didn’t even know who I was. I was lost and felt bound like a prisoner. I started to question everything about my life but would feel guilty in doing so. Soon it was too much to ignore.
When it all came to an end. I discovered Pastor Pam. Her words brought life, truth and strength back to me. I would look at the videos over and over to make sure I was hearing right. Many things I was uncertain about were clarified in her videos. Truths that she shared especially the affirmations really helped me get my mental health back in balance. I reached out to her via email and she gave me resources to read and look at. I joined her online church and I contribute to her work. I was a frequent visitor of her blog. Lots of great content there.
Then I stopped visiting the online church regularly yet I continued to look at the videos and I continue to donate to her ministry. Did I “backslide?” No, it was simply a case where I was so restored I didn’t need to go to the “clinic” as usual. For when I needed to get clarification or verify something, I would just go to her blog, look up the topic, read and be guided accordingly.
Today, I am a free, sane, stable individual and I am very grateful for the work that Pastor Pam and her team has done to bring such authentic truths to people like me who need help, answers, hope, deliverance and something that is real and makes sense.
Pastor Pam never once bugged me and is always patient. She just does what she has to do and it’s up to me to make use of the resources that she provides. Since I have freedom issues, that’s great news for me! I love this online church. The content cannot be beat. All the provisions have been made available. These courses are a convenient way for us to take hold of the truth.

The Courses

Charismatic Witchcraft Add to Cart

The Apostle Paul predicted 2000 years ago that the time would come when seducing spirits would cause those who profess Christ to depart from the faith primarily because of false doctrine. This course exposes how this has already happened today. Content includes: deceptions and delusions, altered states, counterfeits of God’s gifts, tongues, opened chakras, kundalini, fire tunnels, slain in the spirit witchcraft prayers, false prophets and their prophecies, hypnotic preaching and more.

The Truth About Salvation Add to Cart

The focus of this course is to both highlight and simplify the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth’s very profound statement concerning counterfeits, so basic and so elementary that we often neglect to consider that “we shall know them by their fruit.” In this course, 3 R’s are emphasized: Repentance, Rebirth and Resurrection. It will become clear to you whether we choose God or has God already chose us before we were born.

Deliverance PrepAdd to Cart

Far too many of us neglect or minimize the danger of deception as a tool to put us in bondage. So simply put, you will learn how fallen angels and demons specialize, particularly how demonic seduction and temptation relates to you and your interactions with the people in your world. This course deals with essentials truths, principles and practices needed to overcome deception, by exposing false doctrine, the nature of seducing spirits, the unseen forces in control of the institutional church as well as those personality and character traits that draw various evil spirits to us. Through this course, you will also learn how to detox from religion.

How to Try the SpiritsAdd to Cart

You will learn the difference between discerning of spirits and human discernment as well as why and how confirmation can come from the enemy. Some of the video titles within this course include : Recognizing the Voice of God,, How to Beware of Supernatural Set-Ups, A Historical Perspective of the Institutional Church, Why Catholics and Other Christian Cults Cannot Try the Spirits, Building Up Your Freewill, and How Doubt can be Your Best Friend.

Demonic Soul Ties Add to Cart

This course is unique as it deals with two sides of this subject: Demonic soul ties with both human beings and also soul ties between human beings and evil spirits. On the human to human side, societal, religious and cultural issues that influence access to evil spirits to join together an unholy union are addressed, including but not limited to soulmate fantasies and assumptions, Prince Charming, the Boaz Fantasy, in bondage to a narcissist, and Marriage and Soul tie Scam of religious evil spirits. On the spirit side, topics include: communal intoxication. Spirit rape, the Bridal Paradigm, spiritual husbands and Romancing Jesus.

Torment and FearAdd to Cart

This course explores the meaning and the source of irrational fears, including blasphemous thoughts, the unpardonable sin, the fear of hell, and end-times. the fear of Satan, devils and demons. These subjects and issues are discussed within the overall context of toxic religion and presents strategies and solutions as how to overcome fear and torment with faith and peace.

Satan’s End-time Agenda Add to Cart

We are living in a time when just about everybody in the world has a sense that we are at or near the end of the world as we know it. Do we do nothing, and just wait for the bomb to fall? No, we do as the Lord said: watch, wait and prepare for various events must transpire before He returns to earth. This course explores how fallen angels have been planning for the coming of the Anti-Christ, an event that the scriptures warn must occur before Jesus Christ of Nazareth returns. Some of the course topics include: Russia and America, God’s Angels vs Fallen Angels, the One World Harlot Church, and much more!

The Institutional Church in End-times Add to Cart

This course provides a very simple narrative of a very complicated institution, the organized church. The simplicity of the historic overview provides a practical sense of where the IC has been over the last 1700 years so that each participant will be able to withstand the devil’s tricks and wiles that will be manifested through false prophet in our time. Some of the topics in this course include and are not limited to fallen angels masquerading as ascended masters, how to avoid being deceived in end times, preparing for the tribulation, and understanding some of the Lords parables with emphasis on His own words as recorded by John in the book of Relation.

The Religious Demon Add to Cart

Since the religious demon has many faces and facets, this course explores this entity as a seducing spirit, a teacher of false doctrine and practices, an idolatrous spirit, an accusing and condemning spirit with the ulterior motive to make the power of God of none effect, and to cause God’s people to be weak in faith. Some components of this course include: The Religious Demon Described, The Religious Demon and Passivity, and the Religious Demon as the spirit of the Antichrist. How this entity works in its various forms is also addressed.

False ConversionsAdd to Cart

A false conversion is presented as fulfilling the bible’s reference to the great falling away. This course will not only define what a false conversion is, but it also explains how and why it manifests. The participant will come to understand the reason why producing a false conversion is the number one objective of a religious demon aka the spirit of the antichrist. Topics addressed are doctrines and practices that serve to create a false conversion, like the invitation, the altar call, the sinner’s prayer, easy believism, the decisional gospel, works versus grace. The element of a true born again experience are also addressed through teachings on the 3 R’: repentance, resurrection, both of which produces rebirth.

 

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Free End-times Self-Study Courses

“What is covered, shall be uncovered, what is hid, shall be made known!”

To be made free by truth is our goal!

All courses are free. E-books are on sale @ $10 each. No more than 2 books required per course, except for Deliverance Prep, where 3 books are required. Most e-books are well over 200 pages each.

ROCHELLE’S TESTIMONY
I came into contact with Pastor Pamela Sheppard and the Rescue church on YouTube in December 2015. I was at the absolute end of my rope and was desperately searching for answers and help. My whole life and every element of it was falling apart. Being a “born again Christian” since the age of 11, I grew up in church and was a loyal and devout member of my church. A worship leader, dancer and youth leader, I always strived to put my best foot forward and was doing quite well.
As I got older, got married, attended a new church and had kids, my life started changing and soon I didn’t even know who I was. I was lost and felt bound like a prisoner. I started to question everything about my life but would feel guilty in doing so. Soon it was too much to ignore.
When it all came to an end. I discovered Pastor Pam. Her words brought life, truth and strength back to me. I would look at the videos over and over to make sure I was hearing right. Many things I was uncertain about were clarified in her videos. Truths that she shared especially the affirmations really helped me get my mental health back in balance. I reached out to her via email and she gave me resources to read and look at. I joined her online church and I contribute to her work. I was a frequent visitor of her blog. Lots of great content there.
Then I stopped visiting the online church regularly yet I continued to look at the videos and I continue to donate to her ministry. Did I “backslide?” No, it was simply a case where I was so restored I didn’t need to go to the “clinic” as usual. For when I needed to get clarification or verify something, I would just go to her blog, look up the topic, read and be guided accordingly.
Today, I am a free, sane, stable individual and I am very grateful for the work that Pastor Pam and her team has done to bring such authentic truths to people like me who need help, answers, hope, deliverance and something that is real and makes sense.
Pastor Pam never once bugged me and is always patient. She just does what she has to do and it’s up to me to make use of the resources that she provides. Since I have freedom issues, that’s great news for me! I love this online church. The content cannot be beat. All the provisions have been made available. These courses are a convenient way for us to take hold of the truth.

The Courses

Charismatic Witchcraft Add to Cart

The Apostle Paul predicted 2000 years ago that the time would come when seducing spirits would cause those who profess Christ to depart from the faith primarily because of false doctrine. This course exposes how this has already happened today. Content includes: deceptions and delusions, altered states, counterfeits of God’s gifts, tongues, opened chakras, kundalini, fire tunnels, slain in the spirit witchcraft prayers, false prophets and their prophecies, hypnotic preaching and more.

The Truth About Salvation Add to Cart

The focus of this course is to both highlight and simplify the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth’s very profound statement concerning counterfeits, so basic and so elementary that we often neglect to consider that “we shall know them by their fruit.” In this course, 3 R’s are emphasized: Repentance, Rebirth and Resurrection. It will become clear to you whether we choose God or has God already chose us before we were born.

Deliverance PrepAdd to Cart

Far too many of us neglect or minimize the danger of deception as a tool to put us in bondage. So simply put, you will learn how fallen angels and demons specialize, particularly how demonic seduction and temptation relates to you and your interactions with the people in your world. This course deals with essentials truths, principles and practices needed to overcome deception, by exposing false doctrine, the nature of seducing spirits, the unseen forces in control of the institutional church as well as those personality and character traits that draw various evil spirits to us. Through this course, you will also learn how to detox from religion.

How to Try the SpiritsAdd to Cart

You will learn the difference between discerning of spirits and human discernment as well as why and how confirmation can come from the enemy. Some of the video titles within this course include : Recognizing the Voice of God,, How to Beware of Supernatural Set-Ups, A Historical Perspective of the Institutional Church, Why Catholics and Other Christian Cults Cannot Try the Spirits, Building Up Your Freewill, and How Doubt can be Your Best Friend.

Demonic Soul Ties Add to Cart

This course is unique as it deals with two sides of this subject: Demonic soul ties with both human beings and also soul ties between human beings and evil spirits. On the human to human side, societal, religious and cultural issues that influence access to evil spirits to join together an unholy union are addressed, including but not limited to soulmate fantasies and assumptions, Prince Charming, the Boaz Fantasy, in bondage to a narcissist, and Marriage and Soul tie Scam of religious evil spirits. On the spirit side, topics include: communal intoxication. Spirit rape, the Bridal Paradigm, spiritual husbands and Romancing Jesus.

Torment and FearAdd to Cart

This course explores the meaning and the source of irrational fears, including blasphemous thoughts, the unpardonable sin, the fear of hell, and end-times. the fear of Satan, devils and demons. These subjects and issues are discussed within the overall context of toxic religion and presents strategies and solutions as how to overcome fear and torment with faith and peace.

Satan’s End-time Agenda Add to Cart

We are living in a time when just about everybody in the world has a sense that we are at or near the end of the world as we know it. Do we do nothing, and just wait for the bomb to fall? No, we do as the Lord said: watch, wait and prepare for various events must transpire before He returns to earth. This course explores how fallen angels have been planning for the coming of the Anti-Christ, an event that the scriptures warn must occur before Jesus Christ of Nazareth returns. Some of the course topics include: Russia and America, God’s Angels vs Fallen Angels, the One World Harlot Church, and much more!

The Institutional Church in End-times Add to Cart

This course provides a very simple narrative of a very complicated institution, the organized church. The simplicity of the historic overview provides a practical sense of where the IC has been over the last 1700 years so that each participant will be able to withstand the devil’s tricks and wiles that will be manifested through false prophet in our time. Some of the topics in this course include and are not limited to fallen angels masquerading as ascended masters, how to avoid being deceived in end times, preparing for the tribulation, and understanding some of the Lords parables with emphasis on His own words as recorded by John in the book of Relation.

The Religious Demon Add to Cart

Since the religious demon has many faces and facets, this course explores this entity as a seducing spirit, a teacher of false doctrine and practices, an idolatrous spirit, an accusing and condemning spirit with the ulterior motive to make the power of God of none effect, and to cause God’s people to be weak in faith. Some components of this course include: The Religious Demon Described, The Religious Demon and Passivity, and the Religious Demon as the spirit of the Antichrist. How this entity works in its various forms is also addressed.

False ConversionsAdd to Cart

A false conversion is presented as fulfilling the bible’s reference to the great falling away. This course will not only define what a false conversion is, but it also explains how and why it manifests. The participant will come to understand the reason why producing a false conversion is the number one objective of a religious demon aka the spirit of the antichrist. Topics addressed are doctrines and practices that serve to create a false conversion, like the invitation, the altar call, the sinner’s prayer, easy believism, the decisional gospel, works versus grace. The element of a true born again experience are also addressed through teachings on the 3 R’: repentance, resurrection, both of which produces rebirth.

 

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E-books and Free Courses For Self-Study!

“What is covered, shall be uncovered, what is hid, shall be made known!”

To be made free by truth is our goal!

All courses are free.

E-books are on sale @ $10 each. No more than 2 books required per course, except for Deliverance Prep, where 3 books are required. .

The Truth About Salvation Add to Cart

The focus of this course is to both highlight and simplify the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth’s very profound statement concerning counterfeits, so basic and so elementary that we often neglect to consider that “we shall know them by their fruit.” In this course, 3 R’s are emphasized: Repentance, Rebirth and Resurrection. It will become clear to you whether we choose God or has God already chose us before we were born.

Deliverance Prep Add to Cart

Far too many of us neglect or minimize the danger of deception as a tool to put us in bondage. So simply put, you will learn how fallen angels and demons specialize, particularly how demonic seduction and temptation relates to you and your interactions with the people in your world. This course deals with essentials truths, principles and practices needed to overcome deception, by exposing false doctrine, the nature of seducing spirits, the unseen forces in control of the institutional church as well as those personality and character traits that draw various evil spirits to us. Through this course, you will also learn how to detox from religion.

How to Try the Spirits Add to Cart

You will learn the difference between discerning of spirits and human discernment as well as why and how confirmation can come from the enemy. Some of the video titles within this course include : Recognizing the Voice of God,, How to Beware of Supernatural Set-Ups, A Historical Perspective of the Institutional Church, Why Catholics and Other Christian Cults Cannot Try the Spirits, Building Up Your Freewill, and How Doubt can be Your Best Friend.

Demonic Soul Ties Add to Cart

This course is unique as it deals with two sides of this subject: Demonic soul ties with both human beings and also soul ties between human beings and evil spirits. On the human to human side, societal, religious and cultural issues that influence access to evil spirits to join together an unholy union are addressed, including but not limited to soulmate fantasies and assumptions, Prince Charming, the Boaz Fantasy, in bondage to a narcissist, and Marriage and Soul tie Scam of religious evil spirits. On the spirit side, topics include: communal intoxication. Spirit rape, the Bridal Paradigm, spiritual husbands and Romancing Jesus.

Torment and Fear Add to Cart

This course explores the meaning and the source of irrational fears, including blasphemous thoughts, the unpardonable sin, the fear of hell, and end-times. the fear of Satan, devils and demons. These subjects and issues are discussed within the overall context of toxic religion and presents strategies and solutions as how to overcome fear and torment with faith and peace.

Satan’s End-time Agenda Add to Cart

We are living in a time when just about everybody in the world has a sense that we are at or near the end of the world as we know it. Do we do nothing, and just wait for the bomb to fall? No, we do as the Lord said: watch, wait and prepare for various events must transpire before He returns to earth. This course explores how fallen angels have been planning for the coming of the Anti-Christ, an event that the scriptures warn must occur before Jesus Christ of Nazareth returns. Some of the course topics include: Russia and America, God’s Angels vs Fallen Angels, the One World Harlot Church, and much more!

The Institutional Church in End-times Add to Cart

This course provides a very simple narrative of a very complicated institution, the organized church. The simplicity of the historic overview provides a practical sense of where the IC has been over the last 1700 years so that each participant will be able to withstand the devil’s tricks and wiles that will be manifested through false prophet in our time. Some of the topics in this course include and are not limited to fallen angels masquerading as ascended masters, how to avoid being deceived in end times, preparing for the tribulation, and understanding some of the Lords parables with emphasis on His own words as recorded by John in the book of Relation.

The Religious Demon Add to Cart

Since the religious demon has many faces and facets, this course explores this entity as a seducing spirit, a teacher of false doctrine and practices, an idolatrous spirit, an accusing and condemning spirit with the ulterior motive to make the power of God of none effect, and to cause God’s people to be weak in faith. Some components of this course include: The Religious Demon Described, The Religious Demon and Passivity, and the Religious Demon as the spirit of the Antichrist. How this entity works in its various forms is also addressed.

False Conversions Add to Cart

A false conversion is presented as fulfilling the bible’s reference to the great falling away. This course will not only define what a false conversion is, but it also explains how and why it manifests. The participant will come to understand the reason why producing a false conversion is the number one objective of a religious demon aka the spirit of the antichrist. Topics addressed are doctrines and practices that serve to create a false conversion, like the invitation, the altar call, the sinner’s prayer, easy believism, the decisional gospel, works versus grace. The element of a true born again experience are also addressed through teachings on the 3 R’: repentance, resurrection, both of which produces rebirth.

 

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Christopher Steele, Lindsay Graham and the Russia Probe: THERE IS A THERE, THERE!!!

To understand what will happen tomorrow, we need to understand what is happening today

Preparing For End-Times

by Pastor Pam Sheppard of RESCUE Online Ministries

THERE is A THERE—-THERE!! 

I was a public servant, working in government for 25 years, yet I had absolutely no interest in politics until I heard from the Lord in a dream I had in 2011. Briefly,   I was shown that Russia would conduct cyber-warfare on the US during Barack Obama’s administration. I did not fully understand the dream when I saw my computer scramble, and Russians were outside my door.  It looked in the dream like they had successfully invaded this country but there was no sign of military war and I was not yet familiar with the term “cyber warfare” or “digital espionage.”

So I kept my eyes open on Obama for  the next 5 years.  Nevertheless,  my interest in politics still waned until  suddenly, it was announced on TV on October 7, 1916, that Russia had successfully…

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Church-hopping Won’t Help When The State Controls the Church! 

An important endtime sign is when the church joins the state.

Preparing For End-Times

We know from scriptures that foretold what is now history of the need for separation of church and state. the state is the political world. We also know that Satan is the god of all world systems. In fact, the greatest temptation against the Lord was Satan’s offer of dominion over the world to Jesus as a bonus if only the Lord would worship him. So separation of church and state is an absolute mandate. Consequently, it should not surprise us that the coming together of church and state is a top priority for the devil.

Although we are not privy to exactly when the Lord Jesus Christ will return to earth, scripture DOES provide a rather complete picture of the state of both religious and political affairs of the season, with many metaphorical and physical signs and conditions. Although we may disagree with the order of endtime signs, the…

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Matthew 25: Are You A Foolish Virgin?

If you want to be prepared for the coming of the Lord. contact RESCUE Ministries at 1-888-818-1117 or send an email to getreadyforthelord@gmail.com

Preparing For End-Times

Certainly there are wide variations in our interpretation of the sequence of end-time events.  Nevertheless, we are all agreed that the kingdoms of this world shall one day become the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ and that He shall reign forever.  (Rev 11:15) In Matthew 25, the marriage of the Lamb is brought into view, and the Lamb’s wife has “made herself ready.” The foolish virgins were NOT ready and the Lord said to them “I do not know you.”

How could  the Lord not know the foolish virgins?  Obviously, they had false conversions.

Just as the bride and the bridegroom will be joined, so too shall the those who have religion without Christ shall be judged.  The woman in scripture is the personification not only of the true church, but also, the harlot.   This parable is unique in that for the Lord to close the door on the…

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The Late Eddie Long: His Face of Pride

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In order for truth to set us free, we are going to be challenged in all ways, spirit, soul, body, and mind. Challenges emerge from  people, places, and things, attitudes, and beliefs. The  main challenge  is linked to our assumptions.” Many of us don’t realize it but we assume God is not in control, and that we need to help Him out with everything. Part of walking in the spirit is to walk by faith knowing that God is ordering our steps. If you’ve had a false conversion and you know it, that was God. God has ordered your steps to know it. The word of God says that God’s people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge. Yet God resists  the proud. So receive your grace  by your humility.

Pride manifested in Eddie Long’s assumptions in the following ways:

  1.  He did not try the spirits to see if they be of God.  He simply assumed that if God had blessed him to be a mega preacher, that God was granting him mercy and grace where HIS SINS WERE CONCERNED BECAUSE HE WAS “SPECIAL.”
  2. Long assumed   that his special status granted him the right to keep his personal life a secret from his congregation, which goes well beyond the borders of New Life, since he was a TV preacher for years, affecting and influencing untold millions within the larger public domain.
  3. Long assumed that he could be healed by simply declaring it without manifesting sincere repentance through humility.It is important to recognize your particular own  face or style of pride because not only does pride go before a fall, but Also because God resists the proud.  What this means is that when pride causes you to fall, God won’t lend a hand to pick you up.As many faces as the religious demon has, pride has even more faces. For every human being there is a different style of pride. In fact, pride has a quality about it where it feels like it’s rising. You can actually feel it in your body, almost like temperature rising. It rises. Just as anger will rise and you can feel it mounting up in you, pride can do the same thing.

    Here are some styles and faces of pride. 

     1. pride is outraged when other people think that they are superior to you. black people experience a lot of this. You know, when another race has for centuries felt that it was superior to you and your race. We even had a movement which we called Black Pride. Yes, pride will rise, even on a religious angle. When another religious group thinks that they got all the answers, and that they are superior to you, pride will rise.

    2.  pride also causes the proud person to defend and justify himself. In other words, a proud person can never be wrong. And a proud person may not even be wrong, but if anybody may think that that person is wrong, then the pride rises. And you get people that just beat a dead horse, they just can’t stop defending themselves. “Well I really thought I should do this, but I really planned to do this, and I said I was gonna do this but I did that,” and they just keep going on and on, defending something that is ­ turning something into a mountain that really is nothing but a molehill.

    3. Religious pride will keep people in the institutional church even though God may be suggesting to them it’s time to go. “No, I can’t leave here, because then what will all of my history with this group look like?” Pride is often about appearances, what do other people think about me and what I’ve done and what I’m doing. So pride has this need to justify itself.

    4.  Pride will also cause us to tear down others.  we’ve got to tear down somebody else in order to build ourselves up. Oh my, my And those who are people pleasers, pride is a key element in that particular situation. Because it causes a people pleaser to hunger after the prestige and praise and approval of others, and you see a lot of that in the institutional church. Oh, that stuff used to get Pam so sick. Different ones would get praise over and over and over again. And then there were those, you know the bishops and whatnot, when they entered into the assembly everybody had to stand for them, and could not sit down until they took their hand and said, you know, “Sit down, sit down now.”

     5. pride is also very deceptive. Because what it does, it misrepresents our thoughts and feelings in order to put forth a facade. A facade is a face of phoniness, an act, and like we black folk say, a front. You be frontin.  Pride will cause you to front. Pride is also easily hurt and injured, because it’s so insecure.

    6.Pride will block us from experiencing genuine feelings of love and commitment. In fact, pride will cause us to deny our feelings. This used to be my  level of pride. Since I was rejected so much in my life, and especially in the institutional church and in the world, then my front was this: “I don’t care nothing about what y’all say or what y’all think. I’m gonna do what I’m gonna do and I’ll be ready to throw up my middle finger in your face in a NY minute! LOL pride is a cover up.

    You know you’re hurting, you know your feelings are hurt, but rather than let somebody know that your feelings are hurt, you front, and you pretend. You know, like we used to do, like black folk used to do when you played the dozens. Some of y’all may be too young for that, but we used to play the dozens, and that’s where we’d all get around in a circle and start putting each other down, and putting their families down, “Your momma is so fat, and this one is so this, and you’re so ugly, and so on,” and go on like that. And what you had to do was show that you weren’t gonna let somebody who was putting you and your family and everything about you down, that they bothered you so you had to front.

    And if you ever broke loose and showed how upset you were, how upset you really was, then you lost the dozens, you wasn’t cool, you wasn’t hip, you allowed your emotions to take you over.
    To fight pride these days, I will do exactly what Jesus said. I go to the person and say, “Look. Did you mean this, this, that, or that, because quite frankly, you hurt my feelings. And I need to understand what you were doing and why you were doing it. Because, that bothered me.”

    7. Pride can also bring you into danger. It will definitely bring you into danger when you allow your pride to build up your anger, or you allow your anger to build up your pride, and the next thing you know, you’re jumping up in somebody’s face wanting to fight. You can’t take an insult, you can’t take a slight, you’re always offended, and the next thing you know, somebody’s gonna shoot you down because they’re afraid of you. You know, your pride has caused you to bring fear in them, and your pride can get you killed y’all. God hates pride. And He resists the proud. So if you want the grace, you’ve gotta learn how to resist the pride, honey.

     8. We have  got to be honest about our  feelings if we are going to fight pride.
    Yes. Pride will also cause us to overcompensate and to be over­confident
    . And I can hear them “I’m blessed” folk with that. “Oh I’m so blessed, I’m blessed, I’m with God, I’m so blessed.” And you know you are lying! You kno your marriage is going down the tubes, your kids are cutting up bad, sinning like God knows what, but IC folk are out there boasting  “I’m blessed, and I’m prospering, and I’m this, and I’m tithing, and I’m doing that, blah, blah, blah,” and it’s all a sham.

    9.  And pride will prevent you from admitting the truth, which is that you need help. So that when people come and extend a helping hand to you, your pride will cause you to turn them down.

    What does YOUR face of pride look like?

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