Renewing of the Mind

RENEWING OF THE MIND

Paul wrote to the Romans, “be not conformed to THIS world but be transformed by the renewing of the mind so that you can prove the perfect will of God for your life.” He also warned the Corinthians about casting down imaginations and thoughts  that could exalt themselves ABOVE the knowledge of God. Paul implied that  all thoughts could be “captured” and brought into obedience to the will of God. We know the general will of God from His word.  However, it is the Holy Ghost Who provides the direction of our individual lives   once our minds have been renewed.

Therefore, a renewed mind precedes knowing what God’s will for US is.

So I suggest to you that discovering the will of God for your life involves a renewal. There are some key points that I would like to underscore:

  • We are what we THINK we are. Our thoughts have power to draw both evil and godly energy.  If we have practiced negative self talk, in the same manner, we should consciously practice godly self talk.  Godly thought will bring about godly talk. Godly talk will bring forth the fruits of victory in casting down evil thoughts.
  • A part of renewing the soul is to learn how to deal with what is uncomfortable. Walking on the sands of  a beautiful  beach on a hot sunny day has its comforts and delights.  However,if  the sand is very “hot,”  it is difficult to walk on it.  Struggles and failures supply the necessary preparation to learn how to “walk on hot sand.”.
  • Where deliverance from demonic oppression is concerned, torment can be a blessing.  Torment wipes out the delusion that “all is well” and knocks off the rose-colored glasses. The tormented one is pressured to search for answers and solutions–something that he would not have even considered if he had not desperately sought release from the torment.
  • Anyone who makes decisions either by the influence of an unrenewed mind or emotions is usually weak in his or her will. The will is the organ that examines, distinguishes, judges and makes decisions based upon the information received from the mind and the emotions.
  • Choices can often be long-lasting and unchangeable. We can make the choice but we cannot choose the outcome or the repercussion. In other words, we can choose to sin but we cannot choose the wages of that sin.
  • One of the fallacies is that we assume that we have time to change.  When physical death appears to be “far off,” our will power tends to procrastinate and take chances.  However, when death is a daily reality, we learn to live and make choices that prolong our days.

Once we discover what we need to learn about our own inner struggles, there are other people who will need our testimony and our influence so that that too can be victorious.  A major purpose of struggling is that we can become consolers of those who are struggling in those areas where we have become triumphant.  By planting new seeds of power into our minds, old patterns and habits will be destroyed by the resurrection power of the Holy Ghost.  In a symbolic  context, the seeds are as Jesus said. They are the words of  fruitbearing power.

There is a trained minister with a testimony of “How I Walked on Hot Sand,” waiting to mentor YOU

At Sheppard’s Counseling Center, ministers are trained in a unique deliverance mentoring  program called SEW, Spiritual Empowerment Workshop.The principles of the SEW Program are presented in the book “Recovery In Christ.”  These are ministers who have overcome torment, walked on hot sand, and survived.  From domestic violence, to rape, to incest, to alcoholism,  to parents and grandparents who were practicing witchcraft, these men and women are overcomers. They have a testimony that you need. For more info on RIC, click the book cover.

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The Deliverance Mentoring Component of the SEW Program

The SEW Program stands for Spiritual Empowerment Workshop. Our online workshop includes Facebook and other social networks.

Consider that our spiritual life is like a journey.  You are on the broad road, and SEW Deliverance Mentoring   will lead you to the narrow way.  As you journey through the valleys to find your mountaintops, our trained ministers  are with you as a “travel guide” so to speak.  You have become accustomed to travelling alone, and perhaps with out even a map.  You have been walking for a long time and your bondage may have  brought you to a crossroad.

The first stage of  basic Christian mentoring is geared toward helping you make your own decisions about how much truth you are willing to receive to obtain freedom. The more you resist truth, the longer you will journey on the broad way, that leads to destruction.

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 THE OBJECTIVES  OF DELIVERANCE MENTORING

We have found that most Christians who need deliverance mentoring are blinded by spiritual ignorance.  Our goal at SEW is to help you attain clear spiritual vision as we coach and train you to distinguish between good and evil. 

The goal of basic Christian mentoring  is to help you to be engaged, encouraged and enlightened  in your mind. As such, our objective at is to strengthen your spirit so that you will be able to recognize God’s will and choose it above your own.

However, the goal of deliverance mentoring  is to arm you to recognize and effectively deal with  the activity of the enemy in your life.  Deliverance mentoring is broken down into 4 components:

A SEARCH FOR COSMIC EVIL DOORWAYS: These are areas  in a person’s life which are giving or have given cosmic entities the right to enter or remain in the person. Asking Jesus to “come into your heart, a counterfeit birth, a background in the occult, unconfessed sins, ungodly soul ties, unforgiveness, holding cursed possessions (occult rings, etc.) and so forth can give demons a right to inhabit and torment a person. These legal grounds can be  removed by facing the truth,  repentance, renunciation, extending forgiveness, etc.

THE EXAMINATION OF STRONGHOLDS: These are basically incorrect thinking patterns in your mind. For example, if  you think God is angry with you because you have committed the unpardonable sin, then you will feel like He is. This stronghold may open you to panic attacks, paranoia  or obsessive compulsive behavior. Strongholds are torn down in each mentoring session  as a trained minister and mentee work together to reprogram your mind to think differently. You might say that the SEW approach to a stronghold is to enhance critical thinking capabilities and simple commonsense. Together the mentor and the mentee destroy the strength of the debilitating thought.

RESTORATION OF YOUR SOUL: Renewal is often required when counseling a person who has been abused, raped or has been exposed to a traumatic experience. Becoming whole  is a work of the Holy Spirit and is received as a captive is  delivered from  the inner hurt and pain from past experiences. Then   the Holy Spirit  comes in and heal those wounds. Forgiveness often plays a part in this releasing process. Oftentimes, self-forgiveness needs to be received as the captive may be   holding things against him or herself which must be released. Once truth is known and accepted, freedom is obtained.

EXPULSION OF THE ENEMY Confronting  cosmic entities directly  is where either devils or demons are  driven out of the client by the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth and the power of the Holy Ghost. After success in the first three stages,  expulsion is often un-necessary. However, in various cases, direct confrontation of the powers of darkness cannot be avoided.  At this stage, the client MUST sign and notarize an informed consent form called the DDF, the Deliverance Disclaimer Form. There are no exceptions. 

Dedicated Ministers who themselves were captives  have been trained to conduct mentoring sessions. Visit our page called SEW Ministers to read a brief bio of 7 of them. I recommend that you give SEW mentor a one month trial and you will not be sorry. To register call 518-477-5759 or send an email to pamsheppard911@yahoo.com. Facebook friends can send a message to www.facebook.com/pamela.sheppard911

Come Join the Facebook Group Called SEW

SEW I deals with examining false doctrine. Our coordinator, Minister Lourdes does research to find the most reputable videos.

SEW stands for Spiritual Empowerment Workshop.  The SEW Program takes the major truths and tenets in my 6 books and lays out a unique set of steps to deliverance, recovery, and spiritual growth by comparing spiritual development to the natural growth of fruit and weeds in a field or in the ground. Recorded in Matthew 13, Jesus likened the human spirit as “good ground” when it produces spiritual fruit.

The problem today is that there is very little “good ground.” Too  many seeds of deception have been planted into it by organized religion. Deception planted into wayside, thorny and stony ground has produced false conversions by the millions, perhaps more. The field is your spirit and your soul–the ground. According to Hebrews 12:4, the soul and the spirit is divided by the word of God. SEW focuses on dividing soul from spirit so that spiritual empowerment is possible.

Since demons and religious devils have been periodically planting lies and half-truths, the task of the SEW Program is to un-deceive by examining false doctrines and practices and replacing them with truth. SEW trains its ministers and its trainees to turn over the ground of their souls, weed out their character defects by the power of the cross, and re-plant the ground with the truth. For as the Lord said, once truth is known and received, truth itself is the ultimate deliverer. SEW participants learn how to counsel themselves, toward the end of setting other captives free.

SEW was conceived and became operational in 1995, but SEW has evolved into an endtime goal: the birthing of endtime ministers.  To be an endtime minister does not require that one be a bible scholar or to stand behind a pulpit. My goal is to build confidence in each SEW participant that he or she has the ability ro understand scripture. Our minister’s lives are not characterized by defeat, backsliding and discontent. I welcome those who know that they are imperfect, but who desire to learn how to walk moment by moment in complete dependence on and trust in the Holy Spirit.

Specifically:

  • if you are ready to come to terms with your inadequacies, fears and failures;
  • if you are discontent as a Christian with just surviving;
  • if you are not too proud to admit to being deceived;
  • if you have left or if you are considering leaving the organized church system;
  • if you are willing to try the spirits to see if they be of God

Then we at SEW are looking for YOU!

My training approach fosters independent thinking. Dedicated to truth, I live what I preach.I am non-judgmental, yet I judge or examine all things that are spiritual or supernatural. For 34 years, I have walked by faith. Those who allow me to train them grow rapidly. I equip and challenge SEW ministers and mentees to do the work of the ministry of Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. My goal is for each SEW member to be a worker for the Lord and to find their place in His Body. Among my SEW trained ministers are ordinary people who have overcome some extraordinary struggles and challenges. They are trained to lead others to walk through similar situations that they have already overcome.  In SEW, they have learned how to do the Lord’s work HIS way.

We have a SEW private group on Facebook called SEW I. If you are interested in joining, send me a private message at www.facebook.com/pamela.sheppard911

f you would like to register for the original SEW Deliverance Training program, call 518-477-5759 or send an email to pamsheppard911@yahoo.com