The Art of Preaching – Truth or Hype?

By Pamela Sheppard

The first sermon that I preached was on 10- 25, 1981. Ironically, the last sermon I preached was also on October 25th, in 2007. I have spoken or uttered since then, but not by taking a text out of its natural context and producing a message from it.

 I estimate that I have preached at least 2000 sermons, perhaps more in 26 years. The title of my last sermon wasWhat Do YOU Have To Burn?” Later that  same week, God revealed to me that what I had to burn was the curious art called “preaching” because He revealed that  “sermons are manmade and demonically produced and  manipulated.

I truly loved to preach. I preached as many as two sermons a week  behind the pulpit for more than 25 years, sometimes more, during revival week and other special occasions. However, once God revealed to me that He no longer empowers the man made art called homiletics, I have not prepared yet  another sermon. Nor is there any desire left in me to preach a sermon, where a text is taken out of its natural context, and a man made or even a demonic message is worked up from that text.  So you might say that “I burned sermonizing  out of my ministerial life.”

On a natural level, the characteristics of “preaching” vary considerably according to style, church affiliation, seminary training, and othervariables. Generally, texts of scripture are taken out of their biblical context and are then mixed with what isgoing on in the preacher’s own heart, mind and personal circumstances. He or she often attempts to adapt the discourse to the wants and needs of thecongregation with the use of illustrations, stories, riddles, etc. As homiletics, the art of preaching—the artistic aspects include the degree of eloquence or earthiness,flamboyance, tone and quality of the voice,showmanship, “keepin it real,” the use of images,persuasiveness, an ability to “set it off” wherein the congregation becomes emotional.

Preachers of today use texts from the bible as props to tell “a different story” other than the cross, the resurrection and the return of the Lord, which is “preaching the gospel.”

Some sermons are boring, outdated, irrelevant while others are highly charged, compelling, and “up to date.”Some of the most outstanding “sermonizers” that I have known personally were “down right characters”to put it mildly. The best performers remain closet homosexuals, and in some instances, drug addicts,adulterers, child molesters and thieves. What keeps them in the pulpit is the fact that the people love their performances. I can think of one man in particular, Rev. Kealon,  who at the end of each sermon, leaped out of the pulpit like a wild lion. In mid air, he appeared to be in suspended animation—5 ft above the ground. Within his depiction of the “art,” he could leap a slam dunk yet he died at the age of 33 of a massive stroke. A likeable guy, this man was quite “the pistol” on a moral level. He was brain dead on a Sunday morning in October,1987.

In fact, I was always around lots of preachers. The best preachers were closet, on the down low, homosexuals.  Several services a year for 25 years, I was one of 10 even 20 ministers sitting in the pulpit area at numerous regional worship services. When I was selected as “the preacher of the hour,”various congregants facing the pulpit would inform me at the close of the service that the ministers who sat behind me either had looks of displeasure on their faces, or that they were cupping their hands around their mouths, whispering to each other while I was delivering the message. This too “made me uncomfortable.”

Yet, I became increasingly “uncomfortable” with the method itself because I could see no fruit of a Christward direction in the people, some of whom had been listening to my sermons for 5, 10, even 20 years. So I changed my style once more. No longer sitting at a distance from the congregation, I sat among the people and put the responsibility for the preparation of the sermon on them. I let them ask ME questions and I prepared my sermon from those questions, right on the spot.

Yet, I was still “uncomfortable.”On a spiritual level, I discovered that something quite sinister has been goin on. I found out personally when it happened to me on June 25, 2007, my last day inside of a church building. I write about it in both “the Fake Jesus”  “Come Out of Her, God’sPeople” and “the New Idolatry.” I suggest you get one of the books because it would take too long to explain at this juncture. I will simply say that “a power came over me and it was not God.” The preacher in question had been an associate for about 10 years  and he didn’t even know that I was in the congregation because I slipped in un-noticed and sat way in the back. However, a religious demon used him to try and make me rejoin a church that the Lord had led me out of.  I felt invisible hands in my back that pushed me forward at the invitation.  So if you want to know more, I suggest you obtain either book by clicking here.

What I can reveal now is this. There is a time in most delivery of sermons when the preacher gets “caught up” in the art of preaching, enters into an altered state of consciousness, and the enemy “walks in” to him or her and uses the preacher to “work the crowd.” On such occasions, Jesus is just an “add on” at the end when the preacher says “the doors of the church are opened “and the choir begins to sing, “Come to Jesus.”

Some people rise from the pew or their seat and walk forward, yet it is not the Holy Ghost who has moved upon them to do so. How could it be He? Little to none of the gospel of Jesus Christ of Nazareth has been preached. We are saved by the word but no “word” was actually preached. So then, what happens to these people? Well, those who themselves have entered an altered state of consciousness while they got “caught up” by a sermon are in real danger of being demonized. I am finding that demons MUST be cast out of them before the Holy Ghost will draw them to the cross to be saved.

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Why the surge in homosexuality and perversion in the pulpit? Part I

 

We all probably wonder from time to time (whether we will publicly admit it or not) WHY does there seem to be such a surgence-or resurgence- of homosexuality and perversion in the pulpit today.

Well, allow me to shed some light on a very dark subject, one that many in the pulpit are afraid to address and talk about. But before I do get into the reasons as to why this seems to be happening in record numbers, let’s look at the scriptures.  Of course, there are other references to homosexuality in the Bible…12 in all.  (Inbox me for the scriptures)  I will attempt to dissect one of the scriptures so we can gain further insight into exactly who the scriptures are referring to and what behaviors will exclude one from getting into the Kingdom of God.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10

 9  Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

10  Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

Now, I will define every ‘category’ of sinners mentioned here in this scripture…for our edification.  I will use the Strong’s Concordance definition and the dictionary definition so that we are all clear on things.

Effeminate (Greek word malakos🙂

Strong’s Concordance:  soft, soft to the touch; metaph. in a bad sense; effeminate;  of a catamite (a boy or youth who is in sexual relationship with a man); of a boy kept for homosexual relations with a man; of a male who submits his body to unnatural lewdness; of a male prostitute

Dictionary definition:  Having feminine qualities untypical of a man : not manly in appearance or manner; marked by an unbecoming delicacy or overrefinement

(Sad to say, these little boys being molested and raped-if they are not healed and delivered from the spirits that were imparted unto them as a result of said molestation and rape, are in danger of not inheriting the Kingdom of God…)

Abusers of mankinds (Greek word arsenokoitēs:)

Strong’s Concordance:  one who lies with a male as with a female, sodomite, homosexual

Dictionary/Practical definition: when a male engages in homosexual sexual activity, it is considered abuse of the man’s body.  A male sex organ does not belong anywhere else but inside of a woman’s sex organ.  (Excuse me for being graphic:  I have to break it down and make it plain)

(This clearly means a practicing homosexual…)

Fornicators (Greek word pornos🙂

Strong’s Concordance: a man who prostitutes his body to another’s lust for hire; a male prostitute; a man who indulges in unlawful sexual intercourse

Dictionary definition:  a fornicator; those who engage in consensual sexual intercourse and who are not married to each other

(It is funny, but the Word clearly addresses that homosexuals, male prostitues-men who give their bodies to men – or women – for the purpose of gain whether that be housing, ministry favor & support, love and attention, etc. will not inherit the KOG!)

Idolatrous (Greek word eidōlolatrēs:)

Stong’s Concordance:  a worshipper of false gods, a idolater;  used of any one even Christian, participant in any way in the worship of the heathen, esp. one who attends their sacrificial feasts and eats of the remains of offered victims; a covetous man as a worshipper of Mammon

 

Dictionary Definition: given to idolatry-the worship of a physical object as a god;  immoderate attachment or devotion to something

(Yes, we all know we shouldn’t serve Buddha.  But we have made gods of people, of doctrines, of preachers/ministries, of everything BUT God.  According to the Word of God, idolatrous behavior can keep you out of the KOG…)

 

Adulterers (Greek word moichos:)

Strong’s Concordance:  an adulterer; metaph. one who is faithless toward God, ungodly

Dictionary Definition:   a person who commits adultery; especially : a man who commits adultery- voluntary sexual intercourse between a married man and someone other than his wife or between a married woman and someone other than her husband

(Spiritual adultery is right in there with idolatry, goes hand in hand.  If you commit adultery, whether it be physical or spiritual, you will be denied access to the KOG)

Thieves (Greek word kleptēs:)

Strong’s Concordance:  an embezzler, pilferer, or one who steals, especially in small quantities; the name is transferred to false teachers, who do not care to instruct men, but abuse their confidence for their own gain

Dictionary Defiinition:   one that steals especially stealthily or secretly; also : one who commits theft or larceny

(People who steal -whether it be money, supplies, internet access, copier paper, retirement funds, prophecy offering lines, gimmicks that say sow into my minsitry and send all kinds of gadgets and what not, vows, telethons, etc…the Word of God calls them thieves.  Now, listen.  I am not saying it is thievery to tithe and give offerings.  It is only thievery when you have these ministries that promise if you give them money, your healing’s coming, your deliverance, your minsitry, or that send you junk in the mail in exchange for your money…when they try to sell the blessings of God to you-as if you could buy a blessing!-then THAT is a thief!  And they do it on the slick!  Secretly!  Not as a robber, who will outright in broad daylight by gunpoint demand ur purse, ur paycheck, etc!  Don’t be deceived-these cats will not inherit the KOG!)

 

Covetous (Greek word pleonektēs:)

Strong’s:  one eager to have more, esp. what belongs to others; greedy of gain, covetous

Dictionary:  marked by inordinate desire for wealth or possessions or for another’s possessions; having a craving for possession

(Man!  How many of the ppl in church want more?  Just go to service next Sunday and listen, listen to the praise and worship leader.  Listen to the pastor, everyone who grabs the mike is always talking about getting more STUFF! Wanting more stuff.  And I hear ppl saying there is nothing wrong with wanting more than what we have, when the Word clearly states if you have clothes and food to be content!  It is the covetous who fall for thieves, cuz they are the main ones in the offering lines giving up their rent money, the medication money, their child support, their lite bill money because they covet that big name preacher’s house, car, church bldg., his bling, his swag, whatever you want to call it. The Word says if you a little too hooked on wanting stuff then you won’t be getting into the KOG)

 

Drunkards (Greek word methysos:)

Strong’s:  drunken, intoxicated

Dictionary:  one who is habitually drunk

(Now we get on the whino in the bar, but we give checks to those who can’t stay off the heroin!  Let me tell you something:  drunkards also covers the drug addicted as well!  To be drunk means to be intoxicated, inebriated…to be in a state of mental confusion, to be exhilrated, to confuse.  Depending upon which drug you are talking about, there are drugs out there that do all of that…and more!  So guess what?  If you getting high, even if by the chronic, you won’t be making it into the Kingdom…sorry!)

 

Revilers (Greek word loidoros:)

Strong’s:   railers, revilers

Dictionary:  those who use abusive language, basically, one who curses people out

(Ok.  Revilers…well, revilers are not partygoers like we were taught in the holiness church.  I can understand why they told us this:  it is at these parties where most people are prone to get drunk, high, sexed up, turned out, stolen from…just about anything!  Revilers are people who curse people out or use very abrasive, harsh language!  Hmmm. ‘Well, I am saved, but I still have slip of the tongue every now and then…’  If you do, no Kingdom for you!)

Extortioners (Greek word harpax:)

Strong’s:  rapacious (greedy, given to seizing your property), ravenous; robbers

Dictionary:  those who practice extorting, especially money or other property; extort: to obtain from a person by force, intimidation, or undue or illegal power : wring; also : to gain especially by ingenuity or compelling argument

(The opposite of extortioners are thieves…extortioners will come out and just rob you, in your face.  They will tell you they are taking your money, your man, your woman, your ministry, etc…and then DO IT!  Most of the time, those who extort are those who are in authority over you and feel they can take your stuff…and there ain’t a thing you can do about it!  A Board of Trustees can practice extortion by wrestling a church out of the hands of the pastor.  When the preacher steals a wife from a member.  When leadership demands you pay dues, tithes, offerings, etc or they will kick you out of their fellowship, membership, organization, etc.  These are all forms of extortion…and guess what?  You got it!).

Now that I have went into explaining the various sins mentioned in this scripture, I will attempt to answer the question I opened up with:  why am I taking this route?  Well, it is funny when you go into an exhaustive study of the scriptures; God will begin to show you things you didn’t see before, things you thought you knew but God turns around and gives you another revelation on things!  I LOVE GOD for that!

Also, I don’t want homosexuals to feel I am singling them out of hate or repudiation.  If the scriptures speak on it, I have to address it.  It’s that simple.  I walk in love not because I share what people want to hear:  I love you when I tell the truth, as the scriptures says.

Part II will be coming up shortly…Shalom!

****Now bear with me.  I know this is taking a long time for me to get to the point(s).  I have to define these issues and go this way, so be a little patient with me*****

 

MODERN DAY PROPHETS

Are there any modern day prophets?

To answer that question  one of the signs that we are living in the last days is the emergence of various internet watchmen. The prophets of old were watchmen. They warned God’s people about “what’s goin on” in the religious world. Some–not all–of these websites are inspired by present day prophets.

Their tools are different. All prophets SPEAK because they are compelled by God to do so. Today, the watchman’s voice is heard predominately through the written word, while others may speak out in a video. Some emphasize informing the people about specific false prophets and ministries. That is an exhaustive task that requires a 24/7 devotion, because there are so many false prophets and ministries to expose. Since these prophetic web ministries  only target high-profile people and their false practices,  they are hindered by not covering other ministries that are equally  noteworthy but only known locally.

Much falls between the cracks.

I used to be a watchman on the web exposing false prophets with a website that I have since closed down called “Beware Christian”. I had to literally DROP IT, because it devoured  too much of my time and I found it counterproductive FOR ME as an author, a counselor and a trainer of ministers.  Nevertheless, I thank God for prophetic, watchman type ministries of Midnight Cry, Straight is the Way, Deception in the Church,Equip, Paw Creek and others. I now refer seekers to them and I do “another thing.”

To really understand the mission of modern-day prophets, we need to look at the new testament. The prophet that stands out in the gospel days of the Lord’s own ministry  is John the Baptist. The Lord said that John the Baptist is the greatest of ALL prophets, so we need to look at John’s ministry rather closely. John’s prophetic ministry was essentially that he prepared the people of his day for the FIRST coming of the Lord by preaching repentance. John the Baptist did not have the gift of predicting the future as did the Apostle John. It should be noted that when Jesus called John the Baptist the greatest prophet, the Apostle John was not yet so anointed as a prophet.

However, together, I believe that  BOTH Johns are a composite template of a present day prophet. A present day prophet is one who:

  • Like the Baptist, prepares the last generations for the SECOND coming of the Lord
  • by preaching repentance.  The job is now complicated by the fact that thanks to the organized church and it easy believism, I accept Jesus into my heart, sinner’s prayer practices, so many believe that they are saved but the one who they “accepted” is the fake Jesus, Jesus Sananda Immanuel.
  • Like the Apostle, present day prophets will be given supernatural predictions that are specific to the end time survival of the elect of God.For example, when we cannot buy and sell, end time prophets will be able to multiply “the loaves and the fishes” and bring the water from the rocks as did Moses—AS THE HOLY GHOST LEADS!
  • During the reign of the Anti-Christ, end time prophets will move in the supernatural gifts of the Spirit because miracles, healings, and supernatural power will be needed in order for God’s people to survive, a power similar to that of Moses ashe brought God’s people out of the bondage of Egypt. Casting out of demons will be one of the prophet’s many supernatural giftings not according to the prophet’s will, but at the will and command of the Holy Ghost.

Spiritual discernment will be essential to distinguish between a false and a true prophet for both shall have supernatural powers. To be prepared and to learn how to try the spirits to see if they be of God, you need “the New Idolatry.”  Here is a short quote:

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“Divination within the organized church community is aimed at controlling the lives and destinies of gullible people. Pulpits are filled with diviners and soothsayers—Charismatic hype masters”— that have no other message but one that caters to the flesh.  Like the occult card layers, the divination of old has progressively worsened in our time because the church community is flooded with countless pseudo-prophets as it sweeps across worldwide Christendom.  As they prophesy presumptuously in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, declaring things that the Lord has NOT spoken to them, is comparable to New Age divination.  As they boldly and confidently declare “thus saith the Lord,” fallen religious angels are leading God’s people away from the truth. (pg 35)

 

SPIRITUAL COVERING IS ANOTHER NOT SO TENDER DEMONIC TRAP

Spiritual covering is yet another doctrine of demons that puts God’s people in bondage by taking one scripture out of its natural context and forming a teaching that brainwashes and hoodwinks those who submit to it.

When people try to control you, you are going to react in one of a few ways. You are either going to give in and acquiesce, give up and pretend that “all is well, ” when deep down, you are really seething inside.  This is a dangerous reaction because your inner rage will eat away at your health.

Now if you are like me, you are going to resist. The bible says that rebellion is like the sin of witchcraft. True—-if it is God that you are rebelling against. However, if religious pretenders and hypocrites try to throw what they call a spiritual covering over you, rebellion is good, but running is even better!.

As a minister in an authoritarian bureaucracy ruled globally by just 12 bishops, I watched and experienced how the traditions of men made the word of God of none effect. In certain denominations and even in the charismatic movement, bishops rule the pastors under their authority like holier than thou puppet masters. In the denominations, the power and control of the Bishops lie in their ability to appoint pastors and fill pulpits. Any pastor in full time ministry is totally dependent upon whether or not the Bishop chooses to favor them with an appointment to a church  that will be lucrative enough to financially provide for himself and his family. In the non-denominations, What you have is a clique based upon popularity.  If the bishop is a mega preacher of 25,000 members or so, then the money must first flow to the bishop—the man or woman of God FIRST, with a slow trickle effect of money rolling down to the most obedient, the most compliant, those who suck up and kiss “royal behinds.”

The denominational  “spiritual covering” net entrapped me for 25 years. Since spiritual covering is really about money,  those who “cover,” desire to be paid by YOUR hard earned cash for their “blessing” that trickles down to you in slow, tediously slow  drops.  In my particular situation, I was not well liked by bishops because I had a full time secular career. As such, I could not be placed under any Bishop’s thumb in order to survive financially. So my punishment was that I was appointed to those churches  that could not afford to pay a full time pastor’s salary—churches that no pastor without a secular job could survive serving. In most cases in such a system, the pastors’ primary objective is to protect his own power base and therefore, their interactions with the Bishops are usually characterized by subservience, flattery, subtle manipulation and “out and out” lies.

The irony is that in the denominational set up,  the Bishops are dependent on the ministers they rule to advise them since the Bishops don’t usually live in the communities that they oversee. So a bishop  needs his ministers to tell him the truth. However, a Bishop’s ministerial advisors are so threatened by him financially speaking,  that one lie begets yet another lie and the entire leadership system operates on a foundation of lies, cover-ups and pretenses. With Satan being the father of lies, no wonder the devil has a seat in such a religious/political system.

Within a complex bureaucratic hierarchy as I have described, sin spreads like leaven from top leadership in a circular, downward fall, then in an upward spiral. As the root of such a system is rotten, the deception within charismatic, non-denominational systems spreads far beyond just a few pastors or a handful of ministries. Ministers and laypersons within a charismatic system alarmingly and systematically mimic the same key people. Leaders watch and imitate well-known leaders as they pass on the same false teachings.I personally have moved beyond correcting either system by any attempt on my part to fix it.

In my ministry, I work with associates.  My associates are my equals. Everyone of my associates is valued because  they are valuable.   They work with me and help me because the Holy Spirit has revealed to them that I am both a lover of truth and of freedom.  If somebody RULES over you in ministry, you need to know tha you are not serving the One who died to set the captives free, but rather you are serving false gods And, if you cannot recognize and admit to yourself that your beloved church or ministry, or pastor  is practicing, unbiblical and ungodly doctrines and practices, then you are definitely brainwashed and under the spell of “deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons” and these demonic lies are “seared in your own conscience as with a branding iron” (1 Tim. 4:1,2). And, that means you need deliverance to be set free from Satan’s bondage and deception. It also means you are deceived about who you are serving. You are not serving the true Jesus, but the Fake One, who is the master of idols — which is idolatry, which means you are an “idolater,” and idolaters do not inherit eternal life or have an inheritance in the Kingdom of Christ and God (Gal. 5:20,21; Eph. 5:5)!

So RUN from your captors and RUSH out of the arms of the Fake Jesus Sananda Immanuel into the arms of the True Jesus Christ of Nazareth, who died and was raised from the dead to set the captives FREE! “He whom the Son sets FREE is FREE INDEED!

Here is the deal. The bottom line. Anytime you come away from a corporate experience with demons attacking you, you need to “book.” To “book” is to hit the road Jack, and don’t cha come back no mo, no mo and no mo!  Sing along with the late Ray Charles and “hit the road, Jack, and don’t cha come back no mo, no mo, no mo, no mo!!. Hit the road Jack, and don’t cha come back no mo!!!!!.” What you say?”Yeh! Now sing it again before you submit yourself to their demons.

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HOW TO RECOGNIZE A FALSE PROPHET

 

Taken from a website called Pulpit Pimps

 

 With 30 years in ministry under my belt, I know a thing or two about false prophets. Besides the TV mega preachers that Iwatched for years, I also came to know at least 200 ministers while I was pastoring in a well known denomination. So from my observations, I have designated 3 different types of false prophets. The deceived, the detoured and the diabolical.

 There are those false prophets who are really saved but they followed the wrong leaders, and “sucked into themselves” mixed and false doctrines and practices. In short, they heeded and harkened unto the voice of seducing spirits and doctrines of the devil. However, they have not yet departed from the faith. These I call, “the Deceived.” Some of them will be set free. Because of pride, sad to say, others won’t be. Some false prophets would prefer to be caught up in a scandal than to admit that they taught error and thereby “led the people in the wrong direction, away from God, and not toward Him.” They are too spiritually proud to admit that they did not rightly divide the word of God.

Then there is the false prophet who was once used of God mightily, but he or she got deceived by the enemy and fell into disrepute. These I call “the Detoured.” This man or woman becomes a pretender—one who is very dangerous to those who are babes in Christ or who remain carnal Christians. Their followers “stand by their man” even when they should jump ship. The bible has a classic example of how the detoured “Old Prophet” deceived the man of God, resulting in the latter’s death. (I Kings 13)

Then of course, there is the out and out pretender who knows that he or she is serving the spirit of the Anti- Christ and everything they do is a masquerade. These I call “the Diabolical.” They are imposters, planted in among Christians to willfully bring confusion that will lead to destruction.

Every false prophet type— whether the Deceived, the Detoured, and the Diabolical— is equally dangerous. Why? Because they can leave a huge trail of victims.  I am humbled and thankful that although I was on the road to becoming a false prophet, the Holy Ghost jerked my chain, then cut it and broke it.  When  I was deceived by charismatic teachings,” God blessed me by closing doors and blocking me from spreading error. Even though I once had the heart, the skill and the desire of a mega preacher, God purposefully would not allow me to become a popular celebrity.. When a door opened, the Holy Ghost closed it and blocked my way through it. Moreover, among those that I have pastored, even though I personally believed some mixed doctrines, I didn’t teach them to those who allowed me to lead them. So praise God, after 30 years as a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ, I have no victims.

For example, I spoke in tongues, but I didn’t teach my followers to do so. I tithed, but I did not preach a “sow a seed,” prosperity gospel. In fact, I was completely self sustaining. I gave back my church salary in the form of tithes and offerings to the churches that I pastored. When I practiced healing and the laying on of hands, I never told anyone to stop taking their medicine and “walk by faith.” I primarily preached the cross, sin, repentance, rebirth and the resurrection. But make NO MISTAKE. The false prophets of all 3 varieties:— the deceived, the detoured and the diabolical— are equally dangerous! Your prayers for them to repent may NOT prevail. And why not?

In order to repent, the false prophet has to do more than apologize and ask for forgiveness from those he has abused and deceived. If he has been made rich off of the backs of poor people by preaching the prosperity gospel, then God will require him or her to “give back” all of that money to the poor. Not too many false prophets are willing to give up those jet planes, million dollar homes and those Bentleys. Even the false prophets who are NOT mega, many of them have practiced the lie for so long, that it is practically impossible to receive the truth and act on it. Far too many have made “ministry” their career and not their calling.

Ask the Apostle Paul. He maintained as a tentmaker. He would not allow any of the churches that he set up to totally provide his livelihood. That is why he could write, “whether abased or exalted, I can do ALL things 4 through Christ who strengthens me.” In other words, JUST SO YOU KNOW, I am not dependent upon YOU to live and to serve my God. When a false prophet’s livelihood is intricately tied to church dollars and resources, he or she is captive to a self made trap that cannot be escaped from without God’s help. Actually, some false prophets have to be stripped naked to find God again, if they ever knew Him. So if you really think a particular false prophet is deceived, perhaps detoured but not diabolical, then your prayer should be “Lord, strip him.”

A word of caution. The religious demon assigned to me tried to set me up to become  a false prophet.  In several dreams, he showed me standing before huge audiences, walking up and down across a platform with my bible in my hand, preaching and teaching.  He even showed me pastoring a church of about 10,000 people.  Because I sought after the power to slay in the spirit, after 10 years of seeking, I got it. I could wave my hand, and certain ones would fall out, unconscious.  However, I began to question this power because I noticed that the ones in my congregation who fell out the most, were also those who could not STAND for the Lord, relapsing or backsliding constantly.  So I said to myself, “Pam, there is something wrong with this so-called gift. This cannot be from the Holy Ghost!”  Once I prayed to the Lord and asked Him to “show me the darkness,” I got quite the wakeup call that revealed that  the mega preacher phenomena of today is NOT of the Lord.  It is a combination of human charisma, “anointed” by the enemy’s power.

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So if you are on that road, you need to get off, and get off with a quickness!

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