We all have been lulled into a semi or fully delusional state where we are drugged into believing something we know deep down inside ‘just isn’t right.’ We just went to church and went along with the programs to get along. We didn’t want to rock the boat, so to speak, out of fear that we would be labeled ‘rebellious,’ ‘unfaithful,’ ‘unteachable,’ or a host of other names leadership likes to place on thinking people who were blessed with common sense AND wisdom to know game when they see it.
When I was a faithful pastor in the IC, I had several memorable dreams that showed me the spiritual condition of the entire IC but I misinterpreted them. I thought the dreams were pertaining to the actual church I saw, when a particular church was only intended to be representative. A symbol OF THEM ALL.
in these dreams, the pulpit and altar area were defiled with menstrual blood, feces and urine. I would also dream about toilets overflowing in the sanctuary. I did not understand those dreams until after I left the IC.
I now know that the defilement represented the plagues. For in the natural, plagues have broken out because of infectious, unclean conditions like rats and such. The unclean natural condition of a house will cause it to be condemned, boarded up. A haunted house is filled with the demons that once inhabited the dead who lived in that house. When the inhabits died, the demons came out and did not have anywhere else to go and reside unless new people rented or bought the house.
I call the IC a haunted house because it is filled with evil spirits who have taken Her over, because of the plagues. These are the seducing spirits that the Apostle Paul warned Timothy about. They are fallen angels that specialize in teaching religion. Jesus called the religious folk of his day, white washed tombs on the outside, contaminated with dead men’s bones on the inside. This is the institutional church today. It is a huge whitewashed tomb. A haunted house.
Don’t let the white washed physicality, Her stained glass beauty fool you. The spirit realm is invisible to our eyes but it still exists. In the spirit realm, every pulpit is covered in unclean blood, urine and feces, no matter how sincere the pastor or how helpful and kind are Her members.
In the last few years, I have not focused on warning people to “come out of Her.” It could be that since I have not been actively IN Her since 2004, for me its kind of “out of sight, out of mind.” However, I had some dreams this morning that brought my task back into focus.
In the first dream, I received the result of two curses that I wont go into here. I will simply say that one involved the destruction of property and the other dealt with both a ministerial and a health issue combined in a curse. In the next dream, I found myself in a church. As I am dreaming, I think “I am not supposed to be in here.” Anyway, the grand, important purpose I had before I came to this church left my memory and I was given the assignment to do the congregational prayer.
I started to pray but there was a group of women working on a project who were laughing and talking loud, distracting me from my prayer. So I stop praying and I ask them to choose between their project and my prayer. They were nasty and rude and with venom, chose their project. As I was leaving, they stood in the doorway of the church. As they reminded me of the curses of the previous dream, they boastfully took ownership and responsibility for those curses. They sneered and jeered at me and I woke up.
I was overjoyed to awake because it felt like I was in a haunted house, for real!!!
Curses are specific to an individual but plagues don’t discriminate. A plague takes down both the innocent and the guilty together, insidiously, progressively and consistently. The Lord warned that if you stay, you are a partaker of Her sins and that you will receive of Her plagues. (Rev 18:4)
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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Whether you are ready to stop going to church or not, especially if you consider yourself “a word person,” then let the words of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, speak to you out of Revelation Chapter 18 verse 4.
In this scripture, the Lord Himself declared “Come Out of Her, My People.” I challenge the elect to ask themselves 3 simple questions concerning the Lord’s warning, as follows:
1. Where are “God’s People?” Could the scriptures be referring to a particular nation or country? No. God’s people are in every nation. Even though America claims to be a Christian, people of diverse persuasions can agree on this one point, namely, that America is really NOT a Christian nation. Let’s face it. The universal place where God’s people assemble for worship is “in the organized church.” It’s the only place that makes sense. In this day and time, without a passport and finances, who can walk out of their native country very easily and re-locate elsewhere? In truth, mass exodus from anywhere today is practically impossible. Jesus would not
command us to do the impossible.
However, anywhere in the world, we can come out of the organized church by simply no longer attending.
2. What generation of God’s people is Jesus speaking to? Most of the book of Revelation is about the end of the church age. If the 7 churches in the book of Revelation represent chronological symbols of church ages throughout history, then Jesus is talking to the final generation, the church at Laodicea. It’s a no-brainer that no other church era on earth could top our own generation in a claim to be “rich and in need of nothing.” (Revelation 3:17)
3. Are we at the end of the church age? For all intents and purposes, if we are the church at Laodicea, where those who preach the prosperity gospel actually DO brag on how rich they are, spiritual blindness is clearly and undeniably rampant. When churchgoers haven’t a clue as to the meaning of repentance, rebirth and the resurrection and therein believe that they are saved but they are not, what could be a stronger sign that “we are near or even at the end of the church age?
So if you answer in the affirmative to all 3 questions, then Jesus has spoken to YOU! He is warning you at this very moment to come out of the organized church, and if you don’t, you are going to receive of her plagues. You don’t have to be a bible scholar, a prophet or even a rocket scientist to answer these 3 questions. Once you have your answer, then if you are a true believer in Jesus Christ, you will know, without a shadow of a doubt that you must “come out of Her.”
In a nutshell, ONE primary reason stands out above all others that should be enough for the elect to decide to come out of Her. It’s because fallen angels—religious devils—have infiltrated the entire church system. Certainly, they have no part in the true Body of Christ because the real “church” is not a building made with hands. However, through compromise and doctrinal distortions of all kinds, there is an invisible, imposter god undergirding every edifice, regardless of how sincere and faithful the leadership.
Consequently, if you are unknowingly worshiping an imposter, than you are unknowingly practicing idolatry and breaking the 10 Commandments. The punishment for idolatry is a release of the curses or “the plagues.” (Deuteronomy 28) When judgment falls, churchgoers will not be able to find the secret place of the Most High, nor abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Paul warned the Corinthians that they should “flee fornication.” In the spirit, fornication is idolatry. In the words of Klein and Spears in their book “Devils and Demons,” these co-authors offer the elect some sober and sound advice:
“We need to run, not walk—-as fast as we can and as far away as we can get—from any devils and demons that masquerade as our great God of the Universe.”
Putting my interpretation of who actually is “Her” of Revelation 18:4, I have also considered several other scriptures in both testaments. For example, in the old testament, whenever the Father referred to the idolatry of the children of Israel, He used symbols of gender, with Himself as masculine and His people as feminine. In fact, God command the prophet Hosea to marry an adulterous woman to stand as a metaphorical comparison of Himself and the children of Israel’s practicing the religions of heathen nations. (Hosea 1:1-3)
Similarly, Jesus is the metaphorical Bridegroom while the elect—His people—are the Bride. In both testaments, idolatry is synonymous with fornication or sex outside of marriage. When God’s people practiced a false religion, it is written that they “went a whoring.” In the new testament, the Lord chided the first church at Ephesus with a gender based reproach when He warned “you have lost your first love.” (Rev.2:4) In response to the idolatry in the church at Thyatira, the Lord declared yet another gender based statement with “I’ll cast you into a bed and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. (Rev. 2:20-22)
There are several more examples that in themselves could be the subject of a book or two, particularly “the Songs of Solomon.” In keeping with the biblical pattern, it stands to reason that in our times, the “Her” of Revelation 18:4 is an idolatrous religion practiced predominately behind church walls.
Playing the devil’s advocate with yet another question posed in an attempt to try the spirits to see if they be of God, I asked myself the following questions: : Suppose I am completely wrong and I have absolutely misinterpreted the scriptures and the “Her” in Revelation
18:4 is really NOT the organized church? To that, my response is “I will have lost nothing because I gained absolutely nothing from the church except error and deception.”
As I look back in order to present my decades of spiritual history within a well known denominational system,” chapters 2 to 6 will progressively unfold that not only did the organized church have nothing at all to do with my salvation or my spiritual edification, but in fact, the entire religious system served as an enemy to my soul. A root in dry ground, I did more than merely survive. Showered with God’s grace and mercy, I actually thrived in a dark, un-nurturing place— a spiritually dangerous, hostile spiritual environment. If God Himself had not been on my side, I am convinced that I would have withered on the vine and died—spirit, soul and body.
Even though popular teachers such as Creflo Dollar teach that you can put a Facebook curse on yourself for pointing out truths regarding the ills of the church, we as believers must not be afraid to challenge any and all error taught within the institution of church.
How can such a thing be possible? A demonic takeover of the church?
Didn’t Jesus say upon this rock He will build HIS church? And the gates of hell shall not prevail against it?
So if the Church-the Ekklesia- of the Lord Jesus Christ is built upon THE ROCK, then the gates of hell cannot prevail, right?
So the converse is true: the only way a demonic takeover has, in fact, occurred in the organized church system is because GOD IS NOT THERE.
Now before you heed to Creflo Dollar’s advice of a ‘Facebook curse,’ here me out!
In a battle/war, when a region is taken over, it is only after the powers that be have been run out of that region. The powers that were set to protect said region from enemy encroachment is no longer present.
THIS leaves the region open and vulnerable to enemy takeover.
THIS is what has happened to the organized church system.
When Ichabod was written across the doorposts of the temple in Samuel’s early days, we have to understand that the glory of God NEVER returned there…to the temple. The glory of God became ‘mobile,’ so to speak.
God never again allowed Himself to be boxed in to one gathering, or a building.
And man has been trying to erect buildings ever since to glorify God to invoke the glory to ‘return’ to the buildings.
Now understand. There are different TYPES of glory.
Haggai 2 mentions a former glory, and a latter glory.
1 Corinthians 15 mentions terrestial glory, or glory that is of the earth and celestial glory, glory that is heavenly. It also mentions the glory of the sun, moon and the stars.
1 Corinthians 11 speaks of the glory of a woman’s hair.
So there are different types of glory.
And undoubtedly, these different types of glory has visited the buildings.
And what has invariably happened is that the organized church system attempts to camp out at one or more manifestations of glory (never questioning the origin of the ‘glory).
When GOD said that HIS Glory, HIS splendor, HIS majesty, HIS excellence….has LEFT THE BUILDING.
And when GOD says a thing, IT IS SO!
The organized church system was set up as the modern day Babels. Man’s attempt to get the Glory of GOD to return to man. When GOD has a set plan and vehicle in place to manifest HIS GLORY in the earth.
It is through A PEOPLE. HIS BRIDE. A PEOPLE HE HAS RESERVED and SAVED FOR HIMSELF.
THEY HAVE and ARE coming out of the organized church system.
THEY HEAR HIS VOICE, SAYING COME OUT FROM AMONG HER AND BE SEPARATE!
AND THEY ARE NOT TURNING BACK!
Read this account of Pamela Sheppard, a former pastor who heard God’s voice to ‘COME OUT!’
Growing up as a child in Harlem, the Lord protected me from the black church and from religion.
Now that I have entered into deliverance counseling with tormented Christian clients, I understand why.
Religiosity and the present day church has become seized demonic territory.
How can I say that? Let me share:
I did not enter the religious system called church until I was already 2 years saved and 35 years old. It was a strange, uncomfortable world for me where I had to learn to “swim with the sharks.” I studied the songs, the mannerisms, all of the accoutrements of
“churchism.” Yet, I never really belonged because I had no church history to stand on among people who could claim several generations of a relationship with Her.
So even though I entered ministry in 1981, I remained a root in dry ground for the next 25 years, an unwanted stepchild. When the Lord called me out in Sept. 2003, He didn’t tell me EVERYTHING. He simply warned, “Pam, you are a candle, hidden under a bed in this place. If you stay here, I cant use you. But don’t leave on your own. Let them PUT you out!”
I had no idea what He was talking about as I had been a preacher in good standing for 24 years then and all was at peace. However, it didn’t take long. An unexpected enemy surface whom the Lord used to cause the leadership to remove my name from their
rolls. The day before, I saw in a dream that like John the Baptist, I was being spiritually beheaded. The deed was done on June 25th, 2004 and I was pushed outside of the camp, waiting for the Lord to send me to another church within another denomination or
I waited for two years and on the third year, the Lord spoke. I was setting up a road trip to several churches to train their leaders on deliverance when I was asked a question. “Pam, would you put curtains up at the windows of a condemned building?” Raised in a ghetto surrounded by boarded up buildings was quite a vivid image. I immediately answered, “No!”
Then the voice said, “Well, training church leaders according to your plan is like putting up curtains at the windows of a condemned building.” Needless to say, I cancelled the trip. Simply put, I was told that the church was already judged but I refused to believe
it. So I went on a search that evolved into a study of church history. I figured if the church was already judged, history would reveal it.
And it did.
The book provides details on how religious demons under the command of a fallen angel who calls himself ascended master, Jesus Sananda Immanuel, became the god of the organized church. In this teaching, I summarize the most outstanding signs to suggest that
the Holy Ghost is no longer in the organized church.
You will not see the immediate truth of what I warn you about until you have your own revelation from the Lord. The Holy Ghost may use something that I write on this subject to motivate a decision that you may have already been contemplating. Nevertheless, no one can lead you out of the visible, organized church but the Holy Ghost. The most dangerous churches are those where the people are supportive and dedicated to good works. It is hard to leave smiling faces who provide good music and helpful projects and programs.
After 25 years, I was led out. In fact, I literally had to be THROWN out when MY time came because “church” had become
“comfortable.” The Bishop and other church officers had to mess with my comfort zone for me to leave. Then again, “I had a dream.” It was plain and it was clear. The Lord said, “Pam, if you don’t come out, you will be like a candle, hidden undeer a bed. I will not
be able to use you.” Perhaps that will be the case for you. Perhaps God will set you up to be thrown out. But if you are among
the elect, you will either walk out yourself, or the Lord will allow the devil to use fake Christians led by demons within the visible church to PUSH you out.
But out you MUST come in order to survive and escape the plagues that are coming upon those who still remain “in the house!!!” I warn “the lukewarm” to take heed to the words of Paul to Timothy and the words of Jesus to the church at Laodicea. Don’t get
me wrong about this. So what is the bottom line to Satan’s not so tender trap? How was the devil able to get into the church,
and not only secure a seat in the back row, but actually make his way to the pulpit? Well, through a gradual infiltration that has taken a century or two, Satan finally has his pulpit position. You see, the gateway for the religious demon is “by invitation.”
Invitations can be either formal or informal. Whether in ignorance or by design, when a person has made an appeal to Satan’s services by either a formal pact or an informal agreement, that person has unwittingly submitted himself to the powers of darkness..When signs, wonders and strange religious practices that did not emanate from the Holy Ghost are accepted as divine, a spiritual invitation is made to the fake Jesus. Without hesitation, the fake Jesus pushes his way through the doors of your soul. When sermons are preached by wrenching scriptures out of their context for the purpose of making three points that have nothing to do with repentance, rebirth or the resurrection, an invitation is made to the religious demon. When salvation is taken out of the sovereign
calling and election of God and put into the hands of man to “make a decision for Christ” then Satan moved from the backseat into the pulpit. When unsaved people came to church altars “chanting” as they sought to speak in tongues, they invited demons to enter them and countless of these folk are now tormented, almost fully demonized.
As would be expected, the sheep followed the preaching of a distorted gospel, looking for blessings, success, and prosperity to come in the abundant life they are taught that Jesus promised them. They have been seduced into believing that “they have a right to
the good life” and all that prosperity entails. Rarely do preachers even mention that serving Jesus Christ can also bring trial, tribulation, trouble and in some cases, even death. Consequently, Satan’s seat has been securred by the gradual elimination of the cross from the gospel preached in most pulpits.
Can Satan be unseated by the organized church? How can he be? Though short lived, the bible tells us that Satan will have his day, when he officially takes his seat in the endtime synagogue, today called “THE CHURCH!” The organized church is fastly ringing true
to her final name, Mystery Babylon. Furthermore, the time for repentance may already be OVER, because judgement of the household of faith has already occurred. The remnant within the church shall prevail along with the rest of the 144,000 righteous
remnant. Whether an actual or a literal number, the truth is this. The way to the True Jesus is narrow and straight and the very few are those who enter in and find the real Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the only begotten Son of the Father.
Think you have heard the voice of God saying COME OUT of the church? RESCUE is here for you! Give us a call at 518-477-5759.
The term “spiritual abuse,” is a relatively recent expression coined to describe the damage inflicted upon the sheep by and in the organized church. Simply put, spiritual abuse results when a spiritual leader or system that controls, manipulates or dominates a person with its traditions, doctrines and practices. The key to this kind of abuse is that it is authoritarian in nature. In other words, the perpetrator of spiritual abuse has either legal, spiritual or pastoral authority over the victim. In such cases, several demons conjoin together to seriously damage a human spirit.
Dr. Steven Lambert has coined a similar phrase called “charismatic captivation.” I like the term, but I don’t use it because I know that spiritual abuse is quite active in traditional denominations and is not just “charismatic” in nature. However, I like what Lambert writes in his 11/15/08 newsletter entitled “the Myth of Spiritual Covering:
“Moreover, in the process of time, it is going to become very apparent that the specter of authoritarian abuse and licentiousness perpetrated by wayward spiritual leaders is far more prevalent than what has ever been recognized before. Likewise, it will become just as manifest that the subject matter of this book — the heretical Discipleship doctrines, which are concerned primarily with false and fallacious concepts of spiritual authority — has been a primary underlying premise for much of the authoritarian abuse that has taken place among Charismatic/Discipleship churches and groups especially.
The root-cause of the Discipleship heresy is the “spirit of error” (1 john 4:6) which is a spirit of perversion, and the “spirit of error,” unchecked, will eventually lead to a multiplicity of perversions in virtually every facet of the person’s life in which this demon and its cohorts are manifest. In the process of time this spirit will manifest perversion, corruption, and convolution in the inhabitee’s spirituality and every aspect and attitude indigenous to their natural life: their morality, marriage, ministry, message, methods, motives, and monetary matters.
In respect to this type of authoritarian abuse, one thing that needs to be pointed out, however, is that it is not just individuals who have been victimized by this spiritually lethal perverse spirit, but so also has the collective Body of Christ, in that Satan has been sowing these weeds of heresy and tares of heretics in God’s Field, thereby polluting and severely denigrating its produce, which was precisely his objective.”
For 25 years, I served in ministry under the authoritarian abuse and licentiousness of two different bishops and several elders. I am quite strong but I must admit that I too was once a wounded healer whom the Lord has completely delivered, once He led me out of the organized church. My scars came from the root of bitterness and anger that resulted from constant primarily rejection. You see, because I refused to blend in with my peers, I was rejected from childhood that carried over into adulthood, for the mere reason that I am not a people pleaser, and I refuse to back down.
Consequently, when I arrived at the organized church in 1979, I was “different.” In the world when I was not saved, I was a retaliator. People KNEW not to mess with me. My wrath would be felt by my enemies because it is the nature of my flesh to plot and scheme until I had destroyed them. My pleasure came from getting right in my enemy’s face and boast, “Gotcha!” Once saved, and having to come to terms with the fact that vengence belongs to the Lord, my soul and spirit did a lot of struggling. So when I got to the organized church, folk really didn’t know how much restraining I was doing. So I became severely abused by people who profess to be Christian, both bishops, ministers and the sheep I myself pastored. In fact, I was more disrespected and humiliated by professing Christians than by any enemy who I was ever in battle with in the world. The spiritual struggle I endured by not retaliating against them was quite intense, to say the least. The reason why I was damaged by them was because God had never sent me to the church in the first place, so my spiritual abuse was actually self inflicted. I was sent by the devil to the organized church to be spiritually abused, rendered useless, and then destroyed. I have the victory for the enemy was unsuccessful.
Even though the Lord did not send me there, He allowed it to happen because I needed to discover first hands the depth of the Babylonian systems depravity so that I can help others in times like these. So while on “my mission,” God saw to it that I was not accepted by protecting me from the comfort that leads to compromise. I now understand why professing Christian churchgoers rejected me as much as they did. You see, they felt my inner strength and my fearlessness before I even know how strong I really am and they became anxious and intimidated. Some label this quality as spiritual fortitude, or simply “courage.” All I know is that people actually feel my inner power and they are often intimidated by it, causing them to reject me.
I’ve learned not to take it personal because rejection is a part of the business that I am in. Like Jesus was about His Father’s business , I am about my Lord and Savior’s business. He was and still is rejected. Therefore, that is my plight also. When rejected actually DID HURT me as “spiritual abuse” from religious authority, I accept it as my own fault. To move forward in ministry, I submitted myself to inferior tyrants, the denomination’s bishops and elders. I allowed them to restrain me from serving God my own way. As a result, the unholy authority of the “spiritual covering” false doctine and practice smothered and oppressed my spirit. The Holy Ghost spoke to me in a dream and warned me that if I did not come out of the organized church, He could not use me.
So if you are a victim of spiritual abuse, you need to know that God will not heal the damaged so that they can remain under the exact same authority figures that damaged them in the first place. You will have to “Come out of Her” to be healed. It will take a little time to heal, and that is what our SEW Deliverance Mentoring Program/RESCUE fellowship is all about. Our ministers are all wounded healers, those who have come out of the fires of refinement, prepared to rescue others.
If you would like to be mentored or need counseling, call 518-477-5759.
We are about half way through Black History Month. We have celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday (most of us). And in light of that, I want to ask you all-blacks and whites alike-a question.
ARE YOU REALLY FREE?
No, not from racism. Anyone with two eyes and two ears can honestly see that we still have a long way to go before racism is totally eradicated in this country.
No, what I want to know is are you free….FROM RELIGION????
During slavery, the slaves had a very poor diet. According to several writings from actual slaves, a slaves’ diet included molasses, chitlins, hamhocks, corn meal, Indian corn, black-eyed peas, very little vegetables or fish, and some birds. Whatever their masters in the plantation did not want or threw away, THAT is what the slaves consumed…them and their children.
I got this analogy of the church being likened to a plantation during slavery from my friends over at the Church Folk Revolution (thanks, btw!).
As I sat and pondered on this for a while, the similarities between the institutionalized church and the plantations where slaves were oppressed became more obvious to me.
Just like the slaves on those plantations starved and were overworked, oppressed, and poorly fed, so are congregants who go to these churches (sad to say, mostly the congregants who go to predominantly black congregations) not being properly nourished. They are fed spiritual chitlins and hog, hammocks and throwaway scraps.
A bunch of recycled messages/scraps from the tables of famous preachers. Recycled over and over again. That’s how religious clichés and old prophecies such as ‘this is your season’ or ‘we are in a shift’ become so popular….they are nothing more than spiritual chitlins. (Now, I know there are some of you that love chitlins…but the fact is that chitlins is nothing more than hog guts. Its waste. Its disgusting and have absolutely NO nutritional value.)
Well, just like chitlins in the natural are stink, have no nutritional value…even though they are quite fulfilling and satisfying.
So are MOST of the teachings that go forth in the institutionalized church are nothing more than spiritual chitlins. They STINK in the nostrils of GOD, they yield NO spiritual or eternal value…even though they do serve to appease the hearers…albeit temporarily.
Being from New Orleans, I have family and friends that LOVE chitlins. So I can hear some of your responses to this post…”There’s nothing wrong with eating chitlins! They are GOOD!”
Well, according to the NY Health Department, eating chitlins (which are nothing more than a pig’s small intestines!) can present dangers to one’s health. There is a risk of contracting E. Coli, Salmonella, and what’s known as yersinia, a bacterial infection that causes diarrhea, fever, and severe abdominal cramps that feel like appendicitis.
Not to mention what the long-term effects are of such a diet. Chitlins are high in cholesterol, which can lead to high blood pressure and heart disease.
Just imagine: slaves had no choice but to eat chitlins as long as they remained on the plantation, as long as they were slaves to ‘massa.’ They ate chitlins because that’s all they had to survive. It was either eat chitlins or starve…
But people who are ‘slaves’ to the institutionalized church system-religious plantations, I call them-THEY have a CHOICE!
Your pastor/massa is serving you SPIRITUAL CHITLINS every week…and because it’s traditional, and it tastes good to you, you don’t see anything wrong with it!
Oh sure. There is a stench in the air…some have gotten used to it, it’s been there so long. Just like when you’re in the kitchen, preparing those vittles…after awhile, you don’t even smell the funk anymore…
There is that stench in the air…but it’s only noticeable to those who walk up in your building for the first time. The funk hits them in the face as soon as they enter the doors of your church. Its slaps them in the face! And while they are holding their noses almost wanting to puke, fanning their faces, trying to figure out ‘What IS that smell?’ You are sitting there, waiting on your next serving of SPIRITUAL CHITLINS!
And then you get offended when those visitors don’t come back anymore!
We hear folks talk about nobody’s getting saved in church anymore, that saved folks are just migrating from church to church, house to house. I have to agree with this: except what’s happening is that saints/slaves are starving. They are tired of their steady diet of spiritual chitlins and hammocks, smothered in spiritual cornbread and molasses.
The chitlins have passed for the meat of the word, and the pastors/massas have made it palatable and tasty for you by including hefty side orders of spiritual cornbread and molasses, to sweeten it for you. To make the so called ‘meat-of-the-word’ they are peddling go down easier. Just like when mama used to make that corn bread with that red beans and rice…a lot of times, she wouldn’t even use rice. She would just eat the beans with corn bread, in her own words, to make the beans go down easier!
Pastors/Massas for generations has gotten away with feeding the slaves, oops…excuse me, saints, chitlins, greens, red beans and corn bread. And the saints saw nothing wrong with it for a long time.
But as more and more slaves/saints start getting spiritually sick from their steady diets of death and scraps, more and more of others slaves are taking a stand. In their minds, their ‘stand’ is to go to another church. It is a major accomplishment in the minds of those saints ‘who smell the funk’ in their old churches for them to pick up and move somewhere else.
But what they fail to realize is that THAT pastor/massa where they migrate to have the same funk on their plantation/in their church, too. Some pastors/massa-when they find out that you were ‘Jakes’ or Longs’ ni_ _ _ _ , or belonged to another church but left the ‘wrong way,’ i.e. you didn’t get pastor/massa’s permission to leave or you didn’t get ‘released,’ then they tell you ‘You better go back where you came from!’
(How many of y’all remember Creflo telling Eddie Long’s congregants who went to his church after the scandal to go BACK to New Birth when the grits started hitting the fan?)
Creflo even called them NEGROES at about 1 minute and 40 seconds or so into this video!
The above video looks SO much like a scene out of the movie ROOTS when a slave ran away to another massa’s plantation who seemed to be nicer or kinder to the slaves. And that massa would rebuke that slave for running away to his plantation-that slave might get a lashing or two before being returned to his original master.
It’s so time to WAKE UP!
If you go the institutionalized church, you are in SLAVERY!
And ALL the pastors/massas (YES, YOUR PASTOR, TOO!) work together to KEEP you that way!
What a sad state to be in, especially as so many celebrate Black History Month, claiming to be free. Yet, in actuality, you are yet STILL SLAVES, feeding on SPIRITUAL CHITLINS!
If you want to get off the plantation once and for all, and get fed some spiritually sound and healthy food, start by clicking here.
It is certainly not easy to leave the organized church, even when you have been spiritually abused by her. This is part one of a series of videos—a testimony shared by a minister of 30 years whom the Lord led out. The full testimony of Rev. Pamela Sheppard can be found in her profound and enlightening book “Come Out of Her, God’s People: Don’t Receive Her Plagues.”
When Pastor Pam Sheppard was led out of the Denomination she was ordained in and served in for 25 years, she waited 3 years for the Lord to show her where to go to resume her ministry. She had no idea the Lord had no intentions to have her ever be a part of the organized church service again, until He spoke to her in 2007. While Pam waited, she wrote 3 books. After the Lord spoke, she wrote 4 more books and has begun to publish other authors. Her first new author is Wenona Russ, the author of the e-book “The Makings of a False Prophet. To review the list of books published by Pam Sheppard Publishing, click here.
Greetings in the precious name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ. This is an exciting endeavor. It was 20 years ago that I had a dream of 12 miles of a highway where people were standing “on-line”, single file, at arm’s length. It has only been recently that the meaning of this dream was revealed. The “highway” is the Internet and you, the people, are “on-line!”
Allow me to share with you “on-line”, thirty (38) years as a licensed therapist in the state of NY and 30 years as an ordained servant of the Lord Jesus Christ! I am also an author of six endtime, deliverance books.
I personally believe that we are living in the endtimes, and it is my hope that I will not see the grave before the Lord returns. However, if I depart and leave you among the living, allow me to share with you the mandate, the mission, and the method of Pam Sheppard Ministries so that you can go forth and “set captives free.
Our mission is to be used by the Holy Spirit to build up an international body of Christ-centered deliverance ministers. Casting out demons in these times is not as simple a matter as commanding and expelling. The demons of today are extremely clever and sophisticated and unfortunately, the church is poorly equipped for demonic onslaught that the people of God are facing in these times. Our goal is to equip the Body of Christ through training people like yourself who will “stand, having done all to stand, STAND THEREFORE!”
We commit ourselves to excellence in every service that we render. You will have hands on, personalized and individualized instruction, with scheduled chat sessions, emails and telephone calls. Some of you may even visit us at our home site. We want to develop associations and teams that will work together around the country and around the world.
So give us a call at 518-477-5759. I receive a special revelation from the Lord every holiday season. I pray that the Holy Spirit will give you a rich revelation in the knowledge of Jesus Christ of Nazareth and the power of His name to set captives free.
Growing up in Harlem as a child of the ’40’s, the Lord protected me from the black church and from religion. Now that I have entered into deliverance counseling with tormented Christian clients, I understand why. Religiosity and the present day church has become seized demonic territory. Most of those who seek me out for deliverance were raised in church from birth. My West Indian parents sent me to Sunday school alone. As a result, I was able to play hooky every Sunday without once getting caught by my family.
I did not enter the religious system called church until I was already 2 years saved and 35 years old. It was a strange, uncomfortable world for me where I had to learn to “swim with the sharks.” I studied the songs, the mannerisms, all of the accoutrements of “churchyism.” Yet, I never really belonged because I had no church history to stand on among people who could claim several generations of a relationship with Her.. So even though I entered ministry in 1981, I remained a root in dry ground for the next 25 years, an unwanted stepchild.
When the Lord called me out in Sept. 2003, He didn’t tell me EVERYTHING. He simply warned, “Pam, you are a candle,hidden under a bed in this place. If you stay here, I can’t use you. But don’t leave on your own. Let them PUT you out!”
I had no idea what He was talking about as I had been a preacher in good standing for 24 years then and all was at peace. However, it didn’t take long. An unexpected enemy surfaced whom the Lord used to cause the leadership to remove my name from their rolls. The day before, I saw in a dream that like John the Baptist, I was being spiritually beheaded. The deed was done on June 25th, 2004 and I was pushed outside of the camp, waiting for the Lord to send me to another church within another denomination or sect.
I waited for two years and on the third year, the Lord spoke. I was setting up a road trip to several churches to train their leaders on deliverance when I was asked a question. “Pam, would you put curtains up at the windows of a condemned building?” Raised in a ghetto surrounded by boarded up buildings created quite a vivid image. I immediately answered, “No!”
Then the voice said, “Pam, training church leaders according to your plan is like putting up curtains at the windows of a condemned building.” Needless to say, I cancelled the trip. Simply put, I was told that the church was already judged but I refused to believe it. So I went on a search that evolved into a study of church history. I figured if the church was already judged, history would reveal it.
And it did.
What I uncovered became the book entitled “the FAKE JESUS: Fallen Angels Among Us.” The book provides details on how religious demons under the command of a fallen angel who calls himself ascended master, Jesus Sananda Immanuel, became the god of the organized church. In the Fake Jesus, I summarize the most outstanding signs to suggest that the Holy Ghost is no longer in the organized church.
If you have questions or you need help., call 518-477-5759