Written by Pastor Pam Sheppard of Pam Sheppard Ministry
The New Idolatry: Charismatic Witchcraft, Deliverance and Other. Counterfeits. (Pg 95-96)
What are the plagues?
The worst plague is a curse of spiritual blindness caused by delusion and demonic deception. The worst of the worst is to be duped into believing that you are going to heaven, and to die and find yourself in hell for eternity. For what does it profit a man, if he gains the whole world yet loses his soul? (Matthew 16:25) The fact that countless people have been indoctrinated into the “I accepted Jesus” practice—also known as the “make a decision for Christ gospel, “ the worst abomination of them all.
For this form of idolatry distorts the word of God to such an extent, than I am willing to estimate that 85% of churchgoers believe that they are saved, and they are not. Counterfeit spiritual births at…
I personally suspect that the institutional church has already been judged relatively recently, perhaps decades, maybe even a century ago. So the church is not “the house.”
Satan began to progressively establish a seat within church divisions, sects, and organizations since around the third century. Therefore, I believe that the book of Revelation was prophetically written about every church age. However, death has been a real blessing for the saints who have already left this earth prior to “the end.” Truly, those who are alive when the Lord Jesus Christ returns for the dead and the living will face a challenge that no other church age has been required to face. I believe that we are approaching that hour NOW—as we live in the best of times and the worst of times.
IT WOULD SURPRISE ME IF WE HAVE 10 YEARS LEFT TO PREPARE. So the house that we are to clean up is within us. Spirit, soul and body. If we clean up the spirit and the soul first, the body will follow.
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,’ “homophobic, “‘unteachable,’ or a host of other names leadership likes to place on thinking people who were blessed with common sense AND wisdom to know both error and game when we see it.
When I was a faithful pastor in the institutional church, , 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.
I treat the IC “without comment or notice.” I don’t even keep up with what she is doing nor do I spend much time warning people to “come out of Her.” I have faith that the Lord will find a way to rescue His elect from Satan’s grip. My task is simply to bind up the wounded and prepare the elect for the next battle.
Just know that I cannot fight for you until you are no longer attending the institutional church, ANYWHERE. Even if you are in a home church, teaching and preaching in the same manner as the IC, you are still associated with what is unclean.
I only expect a few to contact me. You will know in your spirit if I am the person to pastor you online. When you have heard from the Lord, call me at 1-888-818-1117 or send an email to email@example.com
This is Joy Mifflin. She was a popular ‘evangelist’ who passed on yesterday of cancer.
This video was taken in 2010.
Mifflin had just tweeted at the beginning of October encouraging many to tune into the 2012 Presidential Debates, and sending her love to her ‘pastor,’ Pastor Sheryl Brady from the Jakes Affiliation.
A little over a month later, Joy was on life support/respirator, and taken off…only to die on November 9. She was 33 years old.
She lost a 7 year battle to breast cancer.
Prayer requests were petitioned on her behalf as she lay on life support the day before she passed, asking God to heal and restore her.
This reminds me of another story of a young woman who received ‘prayer’ for healing and died soon thereafter…the late wife of gospel artist Marvin Sapp, Dr. MaLinda Sapp.
After her husband requested around-the-clock prayer for his wife, who was battling colon cancer, she succumbed in September 2010 to the debilitating disease.
A few weeks before in August 2010, Marvin Sapp had requested prayer for MaLinda, who was diagnosed with colon cancer the year before but was declared ‘cancer-free’ by doctors earlier that year. Apparently, the cancer had come back.
MaLinda died at 45 years old.
Dontavies Boatwright was a finalist on the popular gospel contest show, Sunday’s Best. He went on to record an album, become a radio announcer, and preached at several venues. He died of a heart attack yesterday as well, at the age of 33.
(I want yall to notice that he was an avid tongue speaker in the above video)
And probably the most well-known of these is the late David Wilkerson. One of the TRUE endtime prophets of this age.
In April 2011, David Wilkerson and his wife Gwen were involved in a car accident that claimed David’s life first.
Gwen would die a little over a year later in July of this year, presumably from grief and injuries she sustained in the car crash with a tractor trailer that claimed the life of her beloved husband of 58 years. She was 81….he was 79.
David Wilkerson was the pastor of Times Square Church, the founder of Teen Challenge Ministry and author of ‘The Cross and The Switchblade.’
Another gospel couple who died in like manner as the Wilkersons are the Wrights, the late gospel artist Timothy Wright and his wife Betty and his 14 year old grandson, D.J.
The family was driving home when they were hit head on by a drunk driver. The crash killed Betty, 58, and D.J. instantly.
Timothy Wright died of his injuries (and probably grief) almost a year later in 2009. He was 61 years old.
(I was particularly fond of Wright’s music, and was saddened to hear of his untimely death and that of his family….)
I can go on and on….we hear stories of premature death (in the church setting) ALL the time.
No one bothers to say anything about it and automatically conclude that ALL PREMATURE death(s) in the church are the will of God. We religiously say that it is God’s business who He ‘decides to take home’ and when.
And while I can wholeheartedly agree that only God knows when our time is up, NO ONE can make me believe that EVERY death is God’s will.
There is something going on here!
I want to share something with you that my mentor, Pamela Sheppard, made me realize.
The religious demon LOVES to mock those who are within its ‘jurisdiction,’ if you will.
The religious demon loves to cause ‘accidents,’ diseases, and the such that will take out REAL believers.
There are some things that are NOT supposed to happen. Like that guy in Creflo’s church who was praying at the altar and was gunned down!
How can ANYONE make that right? How can anyone explain that away, saying it was the ‘will of God’ for this man to be shot to death…WHILE HE WAS PRAYING? TO OUR GOD????
That makes absolutely NO sense to me!
39 year old McDowell took 5 bullets while praying to God….while sitting in a church! He was in the production department and in maintenance at famous megachurch World Changers International of College Park, GA, pastored by Creflo Dollar. The shooter was a former maintenance worker of WCCI. There is still no motive for the shooting at this time.
Does anyone else here see a trend?
It seems to me that premature death is fast becoming yet another plague that is plaguing the organized church, just like premature death took the firstborn in Egypt after GOD released the 10 plagues as judgment against Pharaoh and the Egyptians’ disobedience.
I also want to make it known that most of these people were tongue talkers!
We have written before on how the enemy uses tongues to release curses upon themselves and the ones they love…without even realizing it!
All those prayer requests requesting prayer, from TONGUE TALKERS?
Let me share something with you: I am not of the crew that speaks ill of people who don’t know any better. And having come out of that crowd of pentecostals/charismatics, I understand ALL TOO WELL the error they operate in. I understand the love affair and deception that is latent in the doctrines of speaking in tongues. I understand how people can hold on to that doctrine for dear life, even when it hasn’t produced any (lasting) fruit, and caused illness, calamity, sickness and in some cases, even premature death!
But it will take the Spirit of the Living God to reveal this to many.
I won’t say you should come out of the church. You need to hear that from GOD for yourself.
But I will say this much:
Recognize what is going on around you and do NOT ignore those tiny urgings from the Spirit of God when HE warns you about things, or people, or groups, or churches, or affiliations. If GOD tells you to hold off on the tongues, DO IT!
In THIS season, it can literally be a matter of life, or death.
Do you believe that curses have been passed on to you from your ancestors, as far back as four generations? If this is what you believe, then you are in denial of the scripture that assures you that those who are in Christ have been delivered from all the power of darkness and the wicked one cannot touch us. (Col. 1:12; 1 John 5:18).
No curse can go through the cross of Christ and have dominion over those who are in Christ. We are not under a curse once we have come through the cross. Every spiritual blessing is for us who are in Christ Jesus (Eph. 1:3). Anyone that insists they are cursed needs to know who they are in Christ, and maybe who Christ is as well. “We have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear, but the Spirit of adoption (Rom.8:15).
What I have found is that those who have been involved in deliverance ministries have actually brought a curse upon themselves by accepting a specific generational curse as a fact. As a result, their belief in this teaching actually creates a self-fulfilling prophecy that the worker and the captive actually bring to pass together. As Paul warned the Galatians, any one who adds to or detracts
from the gospel of Jesus Christ will become CURSED.
Ironically, the generational curses teaching adds to and detracts from the gospel of Jesus Christ, particularly the power of the cross. This teaching promotes a law that hinders grace, and it is by grace that we are set free from the curse of the law. Consequently, those who uphold the “generational curses” doctrine which states that Satan and his demons create curses for Christians because of ones ancestors, actually opens the door to a curse.
Taken a step further, this false teaching actually creates the fear that put those who believe in it in even more bondage than what they may originally have sustained! We as believers “have not received a spirit of fear but power, love and a sound mind.” If you believe this teaching, you are risking the soundness of your mental state, bringing on further anxiery and stress that may “cause you to faint”
when you enter into spiritual battle against demons.
Therefore, if you stand in spiritual warfare with a deliverance worker against a self proclaimed curse that was never there in the first place, you forfeit the grace that is needed to set you free. This teaching is particularly dangerous because it implies that Jesus didn’t break the curse on the cross. As such, it stands to reason that if you believe that you are in bondage to a generational curse, then you must not be saved.
If you are not saved then you are STILL under the power of darkness and Jesus did not remove your sins and His blood has not cleansed you from sin. Therefore, you have NOT been translated out of darkness and the spiritual weapons of Ephesians 6 will not work for you, if you are in bondage to a generational curse.
So what does the devil get out of this false teaching?
He gets those who teach it and those who believe it to lose grace and to weaken their faith.
Recently, with the death of the man of God, David Wilkerson, some deliverance workers posted on facebook that Wilkerson died because he was subject to a curse, put on him by witches as retaliation for his exposing witches and witchcraft in the house of God. These workers claimed that they were going to interrogate demons, uncover who was responsible and return curses.
According to the scriptures, if they are correct, then David Wilkerson was not a child of God. If a man who constantly preached the cross was subject to a curse, therefore, he was not under the protection of the cross and the enemy was able to not only touch Wilkerson, but kill him outright. I know that David Wilkerson was a true and faithful prophet of God so no witches or demons were capable of putting a curse on him.
So what happens in instances like these?
Consider this. There is a difference between a curse and a plague.
By the cross, Jesus delivers us from a curse because when we become born again, old things become new and the past is washed in the precious blood of the Lamb, which includes any sins that your ancestors may have committed that could possibly affect YOU.
A curse is specific in that it is an appeal to a supernatural power for harm to come to specific people, places and things. A plague is “different.”
A plague is much more general. Its like a tornado. When it hits NO ONE is spared from its effects and even the innocent who are simply in the wrong place at the time of the tornado. The innocent get swept up with the guilty.
Jesus warned the elect of God to “come out of Her, lest ye be partakers of HER sins and receive of HER plagues.”
If He is referring to the organized church, (and I believe that He is) then the innocent will be partakers of the plagues along with the guilty.
A plague is a widespread affliction, a sudden destructive influx or an outbreak. It can also be persistent, but it is also infectious—in the spirit, a plague can be compared to a highly infectious disease like the bubonic plague. Those who hear the warning and continue to remain in a defiled place are subject to a plague, and the elect of God are not exempt from it.
Since most of those who come to me to be set free from demonic torment were also attending a church that could not deliver them, I simply asked them to give me 90 days of no church attendance. Those who can’t do so are not delivered.
They remain not cursed but “plagued.”
Let a word to the wise be sufficient.
If you believe you are ‘cursed,’ call me at 518-477-5759.
Why You Must Leave the Church: Reason 2: The Plagues
An Excerpt from “Come Out of Her, God’s People.”
My own case is a glaring illustration of a plague in operation.
A babe in Christ in 1979 with a serious background in new age occultism, what do I find operative in my first church with my first pastor? Charismatic witchcraft. Quite the opposite, church should be a place where a babe in Christ can learn to walk in the spirit so as not to fulfill the lust of his or her flesh.
Yet, what did I find?
Preachers operating as sexual predators. One non-denominational preacher opened my eyes to the fact that my occult practices of necromancy, channeling, astrology and reincarnation were of the devil, yet that same man introduced me to the charismatic teachings of the non-denominational churches, which are also just another form of witchcraft. A root in dry ground, I thank God that when I walked into church doors for the first time, I had already been saved at home two years before.
My case aside, As a pastor for 25 years, I observed the plagues operate within the Denomination from the very beginning. In fact, I have forgotten more instances of tragedy that befell Harriet Tubman members and even pastors than I can remember today. In most cases, the suffering seemed almost an embarrassment for people who are supposed to have a covenant with God.
I couldn’t understand it.
Most of the people simply repeated the same ole platitudes of “who can know God? We’ll all understand bye and bye.”
The first one who stood out for me was Brother Tommy.
Tommy belonged to the most prominent church family. The Thompsons were among the founding members of Harriet Tubman. A married man, Tommy tried to be discrete but it was well-known in the church that he constantly “played around.” However, his sins didn’t keep him out of the pulpit for his ability in congregate prayer made room for him not only in the Denomination but in several churches in the region.
Even the ministers could not compete with Tommy. The man fervently worked himself up— supposedly “in the Holy Ghost,” to such an extent that the entire congregation went into a frenzy. By the time Tommy finished the prayer, he was soaking wet with sweat.By then, practically the entire congregation had already leaped up off of the pews, shouting, dancing, others falling out in the aisles.
Even the ministers respected Tommy’s praying ability. Everyone automatically assumed that Tommy was simply anointed and called by God to preach.
However, when frequently asked by others if he was going to enter the ministry,
Tommy vehemently responded in the negative.
On the day Tommy died, his girlfriend dreamt that he knocked at her door but when she went to open it, no one was there. Others had similar dreams. It was rather eerie, to say the least. The last time I saw Tommy was in church that Sunday morning. I was sitting in the pulpit along with the pastor of the church, and I watched Tommy nervously looking for his eyeglasses which apparently he had lost. Around midnight, Tommy was found crushed between two huge machines at his job while working the midnight shift. No one found him and he died a slow and painful death.
I remember thinking, “to lose one’s glasses is symbolic of spiritual blindness.” Tommy’s mother was one of the old mothers, a pillar of the church, yet she too died an unseemly
death. Old and mentally challenged, Mother Thompson went out blaspheming and cussing from her nursing home bed.
Sad to say, there were so many others who suffered strange and unusual circumstances that I noted in my mind seemed perplexing to be happening to God’s people. It didn’t dawn on me then that perhaps these were not really God’s people but that they were either worshiping the Fake Jesus by ignorance or that they were reprobate imposters, un-concerned about sin.
For instance, I can remember a time when I was drawn into the case of a dying member with a brain tumor. I had a dream that she would be healed and live to see the birth of her first grandchild. To encourage Sister Perry I told her the dream. She smiled and looked puzzled
because all of her children, except one daughter, were homosexual. Yet a few days later, Sister Perry was astonished to learn that one of her gay sons had very recently impregnated a young woman. Now confident that my dream was from God, I went forth and laid hands on Sister Perry.
She died a few weeks later.
It was as if the devil mocked us both. He clearly gave me the dream, a dream with a half truth. Sister Perry DID NOT live to see the birth of her first grandchild.
I could actually write a book not only about the Denomination’s members, but I also witnessed similar cases among the Pentecostals, –mental health breakdowns,
criminal convictions, strange diseases and other unusual plagues. Close to home, in spite of my faithfulness as a pastor, I also observed signs of the plague among members of my own congregation. For example, as much as I tried to stop it, some of my members were predators. For example, if a drug addict were to visit my church for the first time, he would not be safe from those in the congregation who tried to cover up their own problem.
REASON #1 IT HAS BECOME A DWELLING PLACE OF FALLEN ANGELS AND DEMONS.
For 25 years in the organized church as a minister, I was hopeful that repentance would bring about reformation and renewal to the organized church. However, the love of money, which is the root of ALL evil, has permeated most of the church and I seriously doubt if the Lord is going to allow it to continue to exist in its present state. In fact judgments has already come and so I shudder at what is going to happen to church and to churchgoers.
There are plagues for those who do not “come out of Her.” (Revelation 19:4)
My suspicion that the age of the organized church is either over or very close to ending has been growing over time. There is one startling fact.— I emphasize a crucial, damnable sign of the end of the gentile age. The bottom of the bottom line is that souls are not being saved in the organized church. What is really troublesome is that I am finding that even the best churches can be hazardous, primarily because subtle deception is actually held in place by the sincerity and the commitment of its leadership. To be sincerely wrong can be almost as deadly as being obviously deceived or purposefully deceptive.
In order to understand the nature of end times, we need to have a general insight on “what has been goin on.” I have read newsletters, articles and books written by well-meaning sisters and brothers that are too complicated for the average Christian. We have some very intelligent people in the remnant church—real deep, scholarly thinkers. The problem is that as they major on each individual tree, our minds are overrun with too many oughts, too many ideas. The intent of my blog posts is to “uncomplicate” things by centering on the big pieces of the puzzle in order to make the spiritual picture more understandable to the average Christian.
To get a picture of “what’s goin on” , it is important that we consider the intense significance of the fact that man was made a little lower than the angels.
As are angels, we too are created beings. The highest created being was Lucifer, as there was no creature superior to him. Beneath Lucifer were the rest of the angelic creation: cherubim and seraphim, the archangels, principalities and powers, the lower angels and demons. The bible also suggests that there were other living creatures on earth who themselves fell at the time of Lucifer’s rebellion. It is believed that their disembodied spirits make up the lower class of demons. Of this, no one is sure. All we know is that no matter the class of demon, in the Name of Jesus, we can “cast them out from people.”
However, demons cannot be cast out of the organized church because the leadership will not repent for practical reasons that I call the 5 “P’s”. It has too much to lose. Position–self images are in jeopardy. Power–too many enjoy ruling over others. Prestige—vanity relishes in the exaltation of people. Pride–puffed up preachers will not admit to doctrinal error. Prosperity–too many livelihoods depend upon tithes and offerings. No one will risk financial stability in hard times.
The dire situation of the visible church is like a run away train. To stop, it must crash.
AND CRASH, IT WILL!
Any four of my six books will help you to understand why you must leave the church. They are “Faces of the Religious Demon, The Fake Jesus: Fallen Angels Among Us, Come Out of Her, God’s People and “the New Idolatry.”
I will let you choose from my list of e-books by clicking the link below: