Charlotsville, The Church and Racism

Written by Gloria

The recent event in Charlottesville, Virginia is one of the many examples that show we do not live in a post-racial society. Racism seems to be one of the many social ills that has continued throughout the centuries without a clear end in sight.

What happened?

A “Unite the right” rally was planned for Aug 12 in protest to removing the statue of Robert E Lee, a confederate icon. A day before on Aug 11, a march was held at the University of Virginia where the crowds chanted “white lives matter” & “blood & soil”.

The protesters showed up on Aug 12 and clashed with counter demonstrators. The rally turned deadly as a speeding car killed one person and injured 19. Trump held a press conference days later which left many stunned and drew a lot of criticism as he stated that both groups were to blame.

The Church’s Stand

What has been the response from the church leadership not only over the racial divide which seems to be deepening but also where is the support from the leader of the free world, President Donald Trump who clearly stated that there are many good people in neo-Nazis & white supremacist groups?

For the most part, the Institutional church herein referred to as the I.C. hasn’t raised a strong, united voice indicating where they stand on the issue. Consequently, the silence in itself is both telling and deafening by comparison,for when business advisers have publicly stepped away from Trump, by contrast, the Nation’s evangelical leaders have made no or little noise over the issue and they remain steadfast and committed to Trump.

As an example, here are some quotes from various church leaders:-

Robert Jeffries, one of Trumps advisors said this on his twitter account,
“Pray for peace in Charlottesville and across our nation,” and “Let there be no misunderstanding. Racism is sin. Period,”

Paula White on her twitter account wrote about the event mentioning that there is a need for renewal of grace and for God to help us.

Franklin Graham defended Trump on his Facebook page stating that the shame should be on politicians that want to blame Trump.

Joel Osteen on his Facebook page wrote that, “…When somebody doesn’t agree with us or not doing what we like, it’s easy to get in conflict with them, to argue, to try to straighten them out, to prove our point. No, you have to be the bigger person. Just because they’re doing wrong doesn’t mean you have to engage.” 

The bottom-line is that many mega church leaders haven’t said anything at all.

This mixed reaction where some leaders condemned what happened, others spoke vaguely and others have remained completely silent shows the lack of unity in the I.C.

We live in troubling times; it is not the time to panic! But it’s time to get your life in order and prepare yourself mentally, spiritually, emotionally & even learn several survival skills should any disaster happen. Leaders in the I.C. are not preparing their congregations to understand the times and many unsuspecting churchgoers will be caught off guard when the rapture they are waiting for doesn’t happen and they are faced with the tribulation.

This post is not to analyze the racial divide that is deep in America. It’s to simply shed light on the fact that the I.C. is unable to give proper guidance to their church goers and one of the reasons is due to the fact that she is divided.

Jesus predicted the division that would happen to the Institutional church. He did this using the parable of the mustard seed.

Matthew 13:31-32
31 Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field, 32 which indeed is the least of all the seeds; but when it is grown it is greater than the herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches.”

In order to understand this parable, you have to look at the history of the church:-

The Seed -The church had very humble beginnings with the disciples who symbolize the mustard seed.

The huge tree – From 312 AD when Constantine issued the Edict of Milan, Roman practices were mixed with Christian beliefs leading to the creation of the Roman Catholic Church that grew far and wide, virtually unopposed for centuries.

Branches – The protestant reformation that opposed the many false doctrines of the Catholic church occurred in the 16th Century. The church split as many denominations were created.

Birds nest in its branches – demons infiltrated the churches, bringing false doctrines with them. (in Matthew 13:4- birds represents demons).

Clearly the Lord Jesus warned our present generation with this parable prophesied over 2000 years ago.

A clear and simple analysis is that the I.C. is infiltrated by demons and that is why she is weak. All she has is a form of godliness but no power. The early church with the apostles was relatively small but moved with great power but the Laodicean church of today is large but weak & lukewarm, unable to make any significant impact.Clearly, the Spirit of God is no longer in the I.C. The Lord warned you with the parable of the mustard seed. If you seek direction from her, you will be led into more confusion.

The Lord Jesus said on the other hand that HE will build his own Church and the gates of hell will not prevail. Matthew 16:18. He was not referring to the Institutional Church, but to all the believers throughout the centuries that have remained faithful to Him because he has kept them. From every generation, God always has HIS remnant who remain faithful to him.

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PAY ATTENTION!

Having worked mostly in a secondary educational setting, I noticed a trend towards the younger generation that I had not noticed before.

The best way I can explain it is by example.  When working in one college institution, I worked in student outreach.  We were constantly trying to create new ways of recruiting new students to our campus.  The Director came up with a brilliant campaign to send text messages to to prospective students on campus events such as recruitment and retention drives, as well as other campus events meant to draw crowds.  We sent text messages in text lingo to 1000s of people, in opposed to sending email messages like we had done the previous semester:  recruitment increased by almost 50%!

And retention had increased by 30%.

What the outreach team had come to realize is that many people today have short attention spans, not to mention limited time.  Harried, busy schedules keep people from taking the time needed to read and research matters.  Now, people hire people to do what -40 years ago-we did on our own, i.e., clean our houses, drop off and pick up dry cleaning, carpool, babysit, etc.

I have personally worked for people who didn’t have time to read their own emails!

It is the way of the world as we know it today.  But is it a good thing?  A progressive thing?

There have been times when I missed an important email message-one I had been expecting-because I hadn’t taken the time to check my email.  I have even worked as a personal assistant where our main mode of communication was text.

Text messaging and email is not the point here.  It is why are we as a society SO BUSY, SO DISTRACTED, SO in A HURRY, that we cannot PAY ATTENTION to the things we NEED to pay attention to????

The Word of God says that we are to WATCH and to PRAY.  In other words, PAY ATTENTION!

I do believe it is a ploy and a trick of the enemy to get people TOO BUSY and TOO DISTRACTED so that they are not able to WATCH what needs to be watched.  And if we don’t watch what is needed to be watched, then we won’t know HOW TO PRAY!

My heart goes out to today’s teachers, for their job is truly a challenge.

They must get as much information into the kids as possible in a society that is too fast-paced, and too distracted, to sit down and have a good teaching session with them.  Nowadays, kids have Wii, Nintendo, PS3, and a host of other gidgets and gadgets that keep them overly occupied.  But this phenomena is not exclusive to kids…the kids learn this behavior from the parents.

Parents got their own gadgets, too. iPads, iPhones, laptops, PCs, Androids, and $500 cell phones are a household common commodities.

Instead of 10 TV channels on TV-like when I was a little girl-now there are over 500.  Access to all kinds of information (Distractions) are at the fingertips of most of the population.

And while we are distracted with our gidgets, our gadgets, our entertainment, our social lives, our religions and church services, our careers and education, our relationships/marriages, the enemy is behind the scenes, counting on the masses to stay ignorant of his devices.

And while we are all distracted-even with religion-the enemy will have ‘the attention’ of the masses…and they will do whatever he commands…thinking it is God!

ONLY those who PAY ATTENTION…who WATCH and PRAY…will not fall for the tricks of the enemy in this hour.

Clean Water in a Natural Disaster

It’s a possibility that in the times that we live in any disaster can happen so it is good to know how to prepare in case of emergencies.   Here is a way to purify water using nothing more than Clorox bleach and a clean container. This will make water drinkable and also batheable and it costs pennies compared to the filtration systems out there. It is the most reliable way of sanitizing your dishes and get drinking water at the same time.  Without water or electricity, it will be difficult to sanitize anything. This is why Clorox is a great alternative. Below are the tables and how much Clorox to use.

     

       *Ratio of Clorox Bleach to Water for Purification

  • 2 drops of Regular Clorox Bleach per quart of water
  • 8 drops of Regular Clorox Bleach per gallon of water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Regular Clorox Bleach per five gallons of water
  • If water is cloudy, double the recommended dosages of Clorox Bleach.

Let water stand until particles settle. Pour the clear water into an uncontaminated container and add Regular Clorox Bleach per the chart.* Mix well. Wait 30 min. Water should have a slight bleach odor. If

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not, repeat dose.  Wait 15 min. Sniff again. Keep an eyedropper  taped to your emergency bottle of Clorox Bleach, since purifying small amounts of water requires only a few drops.

Mix 1 tablespoon Regular Clorox Bleach with one gallon of water. Always wash and rinse items first, then let each item soak in Clorox Bleach Sanitizing Solution for 2 minutes. Drain and air dry. Make sure you sanitize any containers you are going to use for storing water in. 

Clorox says “think of it like this, 1 bottle of Clorox is like 3,800 gallons of drinking water.”

Who wouldn’t want have that piece of mind in hard times? I know that if my body could only exist 3 days without water, I would want to know where my next drink would be coming from. Anyone who has been without water for any length of time knows to go thirsty is “painful.”  I would not want to watch my children suffer either. 

Stocking up on Clorox is an inexpensive way of insuring that you will have the water you need when you need it the most.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR NATURAL SURVIVAL IN ENDTIMES Part I

This is the first post in a series that relates to natural survival once we go through the tribulation.  What  will we do  in endtimes when there  is no place to buy and sell and martial law takes over because of what is going to take place?  I know that the Lord would have us not to live in fear. His plan is that we survive and overcome as we  thrive in the midst of all of the tribulation is what will separate us from those who didn’t prepare. Yes, God is for us, but again, He would like us to lift our arm and prepare so that maybe we can share what we have with those who didn’t prepare, thus showing the love of Christ to a lost and dying world.

The first link I am going to give you is for food. We need to have a variety of foods: canned, frozen while we still have electricity, and foods with a long shelf life that all you need to do is add water.  How to deal with contaminated water is yet another post that will be forthcoming.  I’ve done lots of research on various varieties and brands of food, and the best food I have found so far is available through the link I’ve provided below.  This food is prepared to be all natural and they are willing to send 12 free meals. All you need to do is take the tour and sign up for your free meals!  If  you decide you like them, you can sign up for auto ship.

I signed up for auto ship and I  entered the program to  receive 76 meals every month. All you need to prepare them is hot  water. If you click the link below and take the 10 minute tour, the company will send you 12 free meals as a sample.  It’s that simple. I’ve received MY sample and you need to know that the food is really good.                                                                                                                           http://promotion.myefoods.com/?pcid=78171

In an upcoming  post, I will present ideas for  cooking foods without electricity.

Why You Must Leave the Church, Reason 3.

Why You Must Leave the Church Reason 3:  The New World Order

Take a look at this article.  Here is an excerpt from the first paragraph:

A Pastor has come forward to blow the whistle on a nationwide FEMA program which
is training Pastors and other religious representatives to become secret police
enforcers who teach their congregations to “obey the government” in preparation
for a declaration of martial law, property and firearm seizures, and forced
relocation. To read the rest of the article, click the link below. 

http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/may2006/240506femaplan.htm

This article provides a very practical reason why you should leave the organized church. Various pastors are already being prepped to play a significant role in endtimes—a role that suggests to me that the organized church will become a part of the New World Order. 

As such, it is no wise to have  your name on church rolls.

 It is quite interesting that I was sent  this article a week or so AFTER I had a significant  dream in the spring of 2011. I have never been one to read the news or to watch it on TV.  However, what I need to know often comes to me in unique ways. 

 Notice the year the article was published. 2006.  It is not a recent article.  It seems the press has not reported on FEMA and the pastors in recent years. At least I was unaware of this info until someone sent the article to me this past spring.

In the dream, I was in my dwelling.  First,  I watched the TV scramble, thwn  the web go down, then  the water back up in the sink and it was filled with sewage.  Yet I do not know if the electricity was completely off because the dream occurred in the bright of day and I did not try the electrical sockets.

 I went outside and there was this goon squad outside my door.  They were Caucasian, and they were “foreign.” I would say “Nordic” looking. They had foreign accents.   Across the street there was a large  church.  In truth, there is no church within miles of where I live.  In the dream, the people were slowly filing into this church , not for a worship service but it seemed the church was in control of food and water and “other things.” The people were lined up like they were standing outside of a soup kitchen or they were there to be inoculated. 

 I asked one of the goon’s if the local markets were opened.  He  gave me a wry, mocking grin and said “No, go back inside. We have things under control here.”

One other important thing. 

 In the dream, there was no local police.  It seemed that “the goon squad” was in charge.  In the dream, I was shown how long it would be before these things would happen.  I was given a range of years.  Any where from  now to the year 2015, martial law will begin in this country.

Is the dream from God?

I don’t know.

 All I know is that it was NOT from ME!  It is either from God or the devil. 

 There are other things that were in this dream that I am not at liberty to repeat at this time.   I will simply say that by December 2012, I will know if this dream is from the Lord.

 In the meantime, I am stocking up on food and water. It won’t hurt.  I can always give the surplus away. Better safe than sorry.

You are probably wondering  why Pam Sheppard  Ministries is pushing out several articles a day. 

One main reason.  Time is short.  We don’t anticipate that the web will be a resource after 2015. We hope it will be here and that my dream was NOT from the Lord. However, there was nothing in the dream that suggested that the devil sent it. If he did, then his motive was fear.  I am not afraid.  I simply say “Come Lord Jesus!” My faith has not wavered but it has increased. I am a survivor.  An overcomer.    My Lord told me to “fear not,” and I am His obedient servant.

 Therefore, I fear not!

I am also not a  “Harold Camping.”  I don’t say God told me this or that before I know for sure.  I believe in trying the spirits to see if they be of God.  I will know by December 2012. In the meantime, “Keep Reading!” lol

About Our Ministry

Welcome, Saints!

Just call me “Pam!”  My primary ministry is to prepare the remnant of God for the end of times. We believe that the people of God shall go through the tribulation.  Our mission is to prepare the saints to overcome. In that regard, our primary objective is to train ministers who have been refined through the fires of God.  Ministers are trained to serve those who have left the organized church in what we call “deliverance mentoring.”

Deliverance Mentoring:

A Unique  Online Alternative to PASTORING

 Deliverance mentoring is for those who have left the church.  If you have been spiritually abused and subsequently damaged, then deliverance mentoring is for YOU.  However, if you have not been damaged while attending the organized church, we are hear to serve as your online ministry.

Pam was a pastor in a well known denomination for 25 years and the Lord led her out in 2004.

 

Q. Who needs  mentoring from SEW Ministers?

Every Christian can use counseling sometime during his/her life. When we become “born again,” we become spiritual.  Spiritual people are open to four forces in the spirit world: God and the devil, angels and demons. Most Christians are not spiritually sensitive enough to know when their spirits are being touched by the poison of the spirits of evil.

Deliverance mentoring sessions are for those Who need no persuasion that demons exist and may be the root cause of their difficulties. Any professing Christian who thinks that they only hear from the Holy Spirit and who gives no credence or vigilance to guard against demonic influence  is already n trouble and will need either a few sessions or deliverance training to learn how to try the spirits  to see if they be of God.

Q. When should I seek mentoring?

Now! Don’t put off your need for help.Time does not heal all wounds. Waiting for life to get better can be harmful. Demons gain territory in your soul through your passivity.

Common reasons for consulting us  include persistent unhappiness, constant tension and anxiety, marital or family conflict, unsatisfying personal relationships, sexual difficulties, spiritual growth needs, fears, persistent worries, depression, and work related issues. A common reason to contact us is when you are tormented with compulsions, hearing voices, victimized by  spiritual abuse from Christians and church leaders and involved in unhealthy soul ties.

Q. Will deliverance mentoring help?

Yes! It will help you take steps that will enable you to:

  • identify what is going wrong
  • understand how and why the enemy sets traps for you
  • locate bondages and strongholds
  • reduce or eliminate the torment
  • recognizing the key issues that have impacted your life
  • preparing yourself for spiritual warfare

Q. What can I expect from my assigned minister?

Expect an understanding, strong, caring person who is also capable, well trained, and professional. Expect to be treated with respect and dignity. Expect me to work with you as well as for you. Most of all, expect truth. I will not lie to you.  Expect to be challenged. Expect to receive answers quickly.

Q. Can I reach my minister in evenings or weekends for emergencies?

When you call us or send a facebook message, you will be answered ASAP, between 11am and midnight, EST. we can usually call you back within a couple of hours, or even sooner. However, at other times we may   not immediately  be available unless previously arranged.


HOW TO PREPARE FOR NATURAL SURVIVAL IN ENDTIMES Part 1

BY MINISTER KELLIE LECLERC

 

This is the first post in a series that relates to natural survival once we go through the tribulation.  What  will we do  in endtimes when there  is no place to buy and sell and martial law takes over because of what is going to take place?  I know that the Lord would have us not to live in fear. His plan is that we survive and overcome as we  thrive in the midst of all of the tribulation is what will separate us from those who didn’t prepare. Yes, God is for us, but again, He would like us to lift our arm and prepare so that maybe we can share what we have with those who didn’t prepare, thus showing the love of Christ to a lost and dying world.  

The first link I am going to give you is for food. We need to have a variety of foods: canned, frozen while we still have electricity, and foods with a long shelf life that all you need to do is add water.  How to deal with contaminated water is yet another post that will be forthcoming.  I’ve done lots of research on various varieties and brands of food, and the best food I have found so far is available through the link I’ve provided below.  This food is prepared to be all natural and they are willing to send 12 free meals. All you need to do is take the tour and sign up for your free meals!  If  you decide you like them, you can sign up for auto ship.

 I signed up for auto ship and I  entered the program to  receive 76 meals every month. All you need to prepare them is hot  water. If you click the link below and take the 10 minute tour, the company will send you 12 free meals as a sample.  It’s that simple. I’ve received MY sample and you need to know that the food is really good.                                                                                                                           http://promotion.myefoods.com/?pcid=78171

In an upcoming  post, I will present ideas for  cooking foods without electricity.