Although this also blog falls under the category of protecting the sheep, it is specific to the problems generated by the sheep upon themselves. In fact, sheep can often be their own worst enemy in their struggle toward truth and freedom. Therefore, this issue is going to center upon the at-risk nature of the sheep rather than upon the wolves who prey on them.
In 1988, Geraldo Rivera televised a program that centered on Christian Cults, with the subtitle “Zombies for Christ.” Interviews were held with people who underwent deprogramming from the influence of charismatic, fundamentalist leaders and churches. The title seems apropos for this issue. In protecting the sheep, I suggest to you that we also need to examine the conditions of personality and circumstance that cause sheep to become “zombies for Christ.” In this hour, sheep are watching Christian television and reading Christian books, who themselves need to be deprogrammed from gross error that is causing them to be vulnerable to demonic oppression of a very serious nature. In fact, when I have tried to counsel those who have come to me to seek deliverance from the torment of demons, the mixture and error in their spiritual foundation is so deep, that deliverance is severely hindered by the amount of error that these captives have anchored their faith upon as they view Christian television or read the books of various mega preachers.
More than 20 years have passed since the Rivera documentary.I suspect that the problem has intensified to the nth degree. In the last issue, I am not being facetious when I point out that I myself wonder if I must go through additional cleansing and purification. I had a dream a few years ago that clearly indicated that the occult leanings have lost all influence and strength in and upon me. At first, I rejoiced at this assurance. Then I remembered that the demons that are assigned to me read every word that I write. They hear my prayers and they know that I desire complete truth in my inward parts. So the message of this dream could very well have been inspired by a religious spirit to derail me and cause me a false assurance.
So I continue to “watch, wait and pray.” In this regard, I had a true test in my email interactions with a reader that I will call “Maria.” Maria’s first email contact was relatively positive. On the surface, it seemed that her intent was to merely apprise me that she and I have much in common in our backgrounds, and that she too believes that the prosperity gospel is coming down. I didn’t notice at first but it seems she wanted me to publish her work on my website. I am a bit obtuse when people are not direct. However, I was truly amazed as well and somewhat concerned that Maria also wrote that she STILL feeds from the spiritual tables of Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland and Creflo Dollar, calling them “brothers that need prayer.”
Not wanting to belittle Maria’s prayer life, I really tried to be as “low key,” as “laid back” as I myself can be, not expecting her extremely argumentative, defensive response. In her last email , Maria finally stated what whe wanted to write in her first email, ie. that I am an “unloving accuser of the brethren.” Yet, in keeping with the passivity of “a Christian Zombie,” her hidden attitude was concealed until she could stand me no longer, and then all hell broke loose!!!!
Finally, like a hissing snake she “cussed me out” Christian style. I was very brief and simple in my few responses so as not to stir up my own flesh, for actually, I was really not offended by her. So I tried to jest, keeping things light, remarking with “You would find a way to defend Judas Iscariot.” She did not catch the humor, nor did she glean the meaning behind the humor.A common trait of those oppressed by a religious demon is that they tend to have no humor. Simply put, as Christian zombies they are so “spiritual” that they are of no earthly good. Captives of this kind also rebel against any chastizement or correction with tongue in cheek counterattacks of “you’re being “unloving” and therefore, you are not a real Christian.
Yet zombies on the offensive usually pay no attention to the fact that the scriptures also declare that God Himself chastizes and corrects those He loves. When He does chastize and correct, He often does so through elders and other saints. I personally believe that the epitomy of love is to tell someone liberating truth without belittling or shaming them. Truth that convicts rather than condemns. Of course, we are out to win the brethren and not to enflame them by provoking them to wrath. Certainly it is true that God so loved the world, yet He did not save Judas from perdition. As for me, I am in accord with Jesus Christ of Nazareth, who, when appropriate, didn’t mind calling “a snake, a snake!” It is not wise to feed from the spiritual table of vipers. Maria’s emails continued to be abrupt, condescending and argumentative. Then there came a point when she realized that the tone of her emails was not “Christ-like”, so she emailed me again, with a rather defensive apology.
The ” Christian zombie” thing for me to do was to passively accept her apology and stop the email war. True, but “I am not a Christian zombie! It was clear to me that Maria’s apology was based on her fear of facing her own persona—ie. that her “Christ like” image of herself was in jeopardy. To feed into her own self delusion would not be helpful. I have found that Christians who are constantly apologizing for being “who they are” “doing what they want to do” and saying “what they meant to say,” generally are in bondage to obeying the word by the letter of the law rather than by the spirit. Since they are very “image conscious”, they worry that they may be perceived as unloving or unmannerly and therein “not Christ-like”.
I view excessive demonstations of this kind of anxiety as being a victim to the 3 false “p.s” THAT WHEN EXCESSIVE, CAUSES THEM TO BE a 4th “p” known as “PHONY”: They are: PIETY, PRETENSE, AND PRIDE. Walking in the “false p”s of self righteousness is yet another trademark of Christian zombies. I myself have encountered many professing Christians who speak “the love walk” with a forked tongue, whose hearts are deceived concerning what divine love actually is. The world can see through the hollowness of such people and sinners are not attracted to the Lord by a phony, self righteous witness. In my estimation, Maria is a classic example of a “Zombie for Christ.” One reason is because Zombies always try to minimize deliverance and spiritual warfare ministries. In one of her emails, she accused me of being possessed by a demon that I have never heard of, identified as “the spirit of wrong focus.”Maria explained that the “demon of wrong focus” causes watchmen like myself to be an “accuser of the brethren.” She also stated that all she has to do is focus on the cross, pray for the “misguided” false prophets and trust God to deal with the devil for her. People who say “amen” to Maria are in danger of perishing for a lack of knowledge primarily because they underestimate the wiles of the enemy.
Another sign of a Christian zombie is their passive-aggressive hidden desire “to be heard.” I can relate. I can remember that while I was in the denomination, for years I longed “to be heard” to no avail. I was often overlooked. Actually,a particular bishop purposefully and wilfully blocked my ministry, and rightly so. Even though he was operating out of his flesh in his strong dislike of me, I look pass this man’s human nature and I perceive today “that it was the Lord’s doing.” For if I had not been blocked, then the seduction of a receptive audience would have been a major stumblingblock for me, deadly to my particular calling as a prophetic watchman. If I had remained in the denomination,I was in bondage to too many levels of authority. The Lord warned me that I would never be more than a candle hidden under a defiled bed if I submitted myself to yet another denominational bishop or regional director.
Continually frustrated, disappointed and aggravated by denominational favoritism, I realize TODAY that I was truly blessed NOT to be have been embraced by the church hierarchy. The irony is that while I believed that my charismatic gifts to minister and my level of spiritual growth and understanding far surpassed that of the other denominational ministers, I myself was deceived. On the contrary, without the restraint of God, my charismatic leanings could have put countless sheep in an unprotected spiritual danger much more than ministries without power could have done. My spiritual error was just “different” from my denominational colleagues— but error, none the less!!
One of the greatest blessings that the Lord has ever given me for over two decades was “not to be heard.” As the Apostle James warned, “Be not many masters because yours is the greatere condemnation. When you read Maria’s original commentary below, I suspect that you will be able to read between the lines and see that by the confessions of her own heart, she is not yet ready to be heard. In retrospect, I deliberately refused to counterattack Maria’s attempt to draw me into an email “scripture contest” just because I no longer pray for preachers to repent. This was a major part of my ministry for 25 years. I believe that the season for those kinds of prayers is OVER!
Also, contending “scripture for scripture” is not wise, nor is it scriptural. Any false prophet can contend with scripture, lifting up and upholding their own idolatrous practices with a scripture taken out of its context. It didn’t take long for me to recognize the “works of Maria’s flesh:” jealousy, ambition and envy.” Negative emotions of this kind oozed through every line of several emails that flooded my mail box–sometimes as many as 6 emails sent within minutes of each other. Then with her final email, her hidden agenda became self evident. T “Maria” wrote and I quote: “Pam, you are living in a dream world and I fear you have a rude awakening coming if you think you are coming even close to representing Christ to the lost and the ‘sheep’ in your pen. There’s no love there at all in your ministry, just the work of the accuser. Wake up before it’s too late!!
Wow!!! It took a plethora of emails for Maria to finally allow the spirit of the Anti-Christ to use her in a fullness. Since I realize that I do not contend with flesh and blood, I hold no ill will toward Maria. Therefore, if the Lord does cause her to sincerely repent, I will certainly receive her. Yet, why did Jezebel chose Maria as its messenger? Well, because Maria is a very talented woman, an excellent writer who appears to be filled with zeal for Christ. Yet, she is ambitious, walking in the flesh of jealousy and a spirit of competition. With each visit to my website and facebook group, contacts are steadily increasing.
I have seen signs that suggest to me that my impact is upsetting the invisible realm. Captives are being delivered by the transparency of the kind of love that I DO bring. Believe me. Marlene and I are private people and we do not relish exposing ourselves as we do. Consequently, each failure, each deception, each mistake that we openly share, is our gift of love to those of you who are being set free. I personally do with full knowledge that the smug and self righteous will judge me. Yet, where pleasing man is concerned, I am truly “crucified.” My death in Christ is manifested in my newfound ability to accept both the bitter with the sweet and therefore, I am not moved by either those who support me or by detractors and accusers.
Even so, I have heard from readers, particularly women, who are being touched by my transparency and openness. In a nutshell, every descriptive comment I have received has used one main word. The keyword seems to be “AWESOME!” Satan is really a chompin at the bits! Yet, with all due respect, I must also commensurate with Maria’s frustration. Those who have a call also have a strong desire to have a platform. Waiting on the Lord’s timing can seem endless. However, as we wait, the Lord requires a very deep allegiance to the truth. He invariably will set up circumstances that will cause us to bow down to correction which cuts and humbles, as readily as we accept that which is agreeable.
The Lord has cut me down so often in 30 years, that I myself am not used to being well received. So quite the opposite, I have been humbled by those of you who have so graciously embraced each issue with such eagerness, affection and appreciation. Some of you have written and even spoken to me personally, expressing how much my publications have meant to you and for that, I rejoice.
Nevertheless, it is very important for us all to realize that other than for witchcraft, works of the flesh are not “cast out.” Even those demons that specialize in witchcraft have different names. So for the most part, works of the flesh are “put off” or “pulled down” but not “cast out.” The truth is that an ambitious, jealous person needs his or her flesh crucified through the brokenness of repentance and the fires of refinement. This is the work of “deliverance counseling.” As a therapist, one of my strategies is to cause both the saved and the unsaved to examine and understand the nature of their particular ” flesh style”. Why? Well, because demons take advantage of the flesh to mobilize their own agenda.
Consequently, knowing ourselves better than the demons know us is a primary step to “trying the spirits.” We must try our own spirits to understand the nature of our own particular needs of the flesh. The truth received will crush that need or in other words, “crucify our flesh.!” One of the greatest revelations that I have discovered out of years of the 5 “T”S of testing, temptation, trial, tribulation and trouble is that “we are never as advanced as we believe ourselves to be.”
Merely having spiritual experiences does not make us “spiritual.” What makes us “spiritual” is abiding in Christ. To abide means to live, move and have our being in Him, consistently and steadfastly. In other words, to abide is ” STANDING STRONG, PRESSING FORWARD AND NOT LOOKING BACK UNTIL YOU HAVE BEEN YOKED TO JESUS AS A VINE IS TO A BRANCH!!!” I admit that in the first two decades, I had more spiritual experiences than I can now count or even remember. However, one gets “spiritual” when one can face the truth without flinching.
Moreover, what I have learned is that when truth explodes upon the mind, it is not an agreeable experience, nor is it easy to disbelieve absolutely, what we have consistently believed so thoroughly. Once I committed myself to truth, I find that I no longer depend on signs or supernatural experiences. The knowledge and wisdom received in the last 3 years, and even more so, the last 3 months have been astounding. If you have been a zombie for Christ in your church,when your eyes have finally been opened, look out!!! Being deceived can be taken as a personal insult. To perceive that we have been duped: bamboozled, run a muck, gone astray, hoodwinked, made a fool of. Don’t even go there in your thoughts about all of that hard earned money we put into the hands of religious demons. Lord, Help!!!!
Surprisingly,religious zombies are often created out of their own zeal to please God with their flesh. As a Pharisee, Saul of Tarsus was a good example prior to his Damascus Road experience, persecuting and killing Christians, even consenting to the stoning to death of Stephen. The essential pattern is that Christian zombies want to die so that Christ can live in them, therefore fulfilling Paul’s words of “I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live, not I, but Christ who lives in me.” They concentrate very heavily on the “not I.” Even when referring to themselves in writing, some of them use “i” in the small case to signify to all who commune with them that Christ has rulership in their lives and in everything they say and do, it is “Christ doing the speaking and the doing” and not them.On the contrary, the Holy Ghost is a Helper. He does not take over the human vessel like a puppet master. He helps us do the work by using all of our human faculties, including our personalities.
In short, the nature of zombies for Christ is that the spiritual concept of dying in and for Him has been mininterpreted and grossly misunderstood. Some have gotten confused through wrong preaching or by reading a book on the subject that they were not spiritually mature enough to understand. For example, some have read Watchman Nee’s several books on the flesh, but they really did not understand that Nee was not an advocate of killing the human personality.
Simply put, the zombies seek to be dead while they are alive, with deadness manifesting as passivity, including the tacit accepting of suffering and a relishing in weakness. In other words, for Christ to live in them, they must be frail and insignificant—taking their own crucifixion to the extreme of passivity and a restraint of personality by submitting their entire life space to the conviction that “everything happens to them by the order of God.” Mis-interpreting the scripture concerning Paul’s “thorn in the side” and his statements to the Galatians and the Corinthians about being crucified with Christ, Christian zombies relish in human weakness, not realizing that Paul was not suggesting that “he chose to be weak.” On the contrary, Paul never denied the need for human strength. No, he simply learned that at those unplanned times when weakness DID come upon him, the Lord’s grace was there to rescue him.
Consequently as a zombie for Christ begins to relish in weakness as a condition of being filled with the Holy Ghost, evil spirits revel in seducing and deceiving them. In fact, it is actually demons who have orchestrated the circumstances in the first place, so as to create snares by which to entrap them,taking advantage of a faithful believer’s desire to please and serve God. This is why false prophets have been successful at duping the sheep. With a lack of knowledge, the sheep have prepared themselves for the slaughter of wolves, to be victimized by a misguided understanding of what it really takes to please God.
Here is a very simple example from my own experience. It is humorous but in all seriousness,it was the doorway that opened me to further deception down the road. In my publications, I use myself as an example because I believe it is better to laugh at myself than to lift up someone else’s mistakes. I realize that there are those few who will misunderstand and wrongfully judge me but to be perfectly honest, for truth’s sake and the liberation my testimony has already brought to some, I really don’t care. So here goes.
To be quite honest, the last thing that anyone would ever call me in the flesh is “passive.” In the flesh, even men have perceived me as a “woman not to mess with.” In fact, when I was in the world more than 30 years ago, dangerous street men, abusers, ex-offenders who carried pistols, and even batterers of women and children thought twice before “steppin to me.” Yet, early in my Christian walk, I became “a zombie for Christ,” for the sake of “finding my Christian spouse.”
I was a true zealot from the word go. As a bonafide zombie, I was willing to “suffer for Christ” in ways that the cosmopolitan, “I am woman,” unsaved heathen would not have even dreamed of tolerating. When I was streetwise and without Christ, I was no fool. As such, I was perceptive enough to recognize the obvious signs when a man was not romantically interested in me and it was the nature of my flesh to react in kind. In other words, I was only interested in a man who manifested a strong attraction toward me. If he proved to be indifferent, than my attitude was “you are not ALL THAT AND A BAG OF CHIPS and I kept it movin.”
Well, as soon as I got saved, I got “passive,” and weak, particularly if I thought that “this could be THEEEEEE man sent by God as my future husband.” So before my eventual husbands sent from hell one at a time arrived in my world view, there was a formidable predecessor. Living well across the state, though pleasant and respectful, Rick showed absolutely no interest from the day we briefly met. He did not visit in three years,his telephone calls were very rare. Once a month I received a letter with two lines in it, more a note than an actual letter. Each letter was signed “love ya.”
Now the ole creation Pam would have dropped Rick like a hot potato. Yet I held on for dear life for three looooong years, sitting by a phone that never rung, (no cell phones or call waiting in 1985.) I resisted even leaving the house in anticipation of Rick’s rare phone call. You see, even though Rick clearly never gave me even a second thought, “I walked by faith and not by sight.” Yeh. Was I in love with Rick? Absolutely not. I was not even attracted to him. I’d only seen the man briefly just one time. He was the guest speaker at a church that I visited one eventful Sunday afternoon. But since I had received several dreams and prophetic words spoken over me by other Christian zombies that sent the message “Rick is your future husband,” I held on to this false word and suffered through a dry, lackluster relationship, believing that I was suffering “for the Lord’s sake.”
At the end of three long years, I had one more dream about Rick which was very clear, even prophetic: In the dream I heard “Pam, Rick is not interested in you. He is dating a white school teacher.” I retorted, “I rebuke you in the Name of Jesus.” A week later Rick showed up in my town with his fiancee, a white school teacher. Now, I suspect that all of you “church goin” women understand what I mean when I tell you that “I have suffered loooooooooooooooong!!!!!”
Humor aside, having fully surrendered to God, I sat by that telephone for so long, that I ended up hyperventilating, convinced that I was having a heart attack. I rushed to the emergency room, only to find out that I had created my own anxiety attack. In truth, it is only natural that we agree to be obedient to the cross and be willing to suffer for the sake of our Lord and Savior. In this regard, we make the mistake of accepting passivity and weakness in a faulty anticipation that we will be strengthened by the power of God. Then when things don’t turn out to our benefit, we want to blame somebody.
So who do I blame for my anxiety attack: God? The devil? Rick? Me? Well, I don’t blame ANYBODY!!! I simply take responsibility for myself and my own mistakes and I rise up and I “keep it movin”. Although the Christian Zombie’s path may seem commendable, if we are not careful, the enemy will use our faithfulness to the cross according to our misunderstanding of what Paul actually means concerning being crucified with Christ. The danger is that our misunderstanding will cause us to wrongfully accept all suffering and therein become a zombie— battered about by the world, our loved ones, the flesh and the devil.
We must do all that we can to stand, and having done all to stand, WE STAND! As we stand, we must give no place to the devil by our passivity. We MUST aggressively resist him at every turn. For example, choosing weakness and choosing suffering both fulfill the requirements for the operation of demons since by so doing, our free will is placed on the enemy’s side. God wants us to cooperate with Him but He does NOT desire to control us like puppets or like zombies. Nor does He desire to destroy our personalities. Neither does He demand our minds. We need to understand that anger is an important human emotion, God given in fact. Yet, as the word of God warns, we can BE ANGRY but we must not allow our anger to cause us to sin. Jesus Christ of Nazareth knows that our thoughts are not His thoughts and our ways are not His ways, yet He does not command us to change ourselves. I repeat that in John 15, lasting change comes from “abiding in Him.” Once we are no longer conformed or habituated to this world system, we are transformed by the renewing of our minds. (Romans 12:1,2)
Over time, we begin to think as He thinks, and progressively and eventually our thoughts die without any real effort of our own.Renewal comes from delighting in Him. (Psalm 37:4) As we continue to delight in Him, without our even noticing, He gives us the desires of our hearts. In other words, the more we get to know Him, the more of Christ gets planted in our hearts, a result of the cooperation of our own free wills. As we are “crucified daily,” the Lord’s desires become planted in our hearts very imperceptively and low and behold, His desires are now our desire. In fact, we don’t even know or recognize the moment that the transformation occurred when we were able to declare, “it is not I who live but Christ who lives in me.”
It just “happens.” As the wind blows where it wills, one day we simply notice that we have begun to think and to act differently—more like Christ. Yet like the buds appear on a tree in spring time, we never able to see our transformation coming, nor can we describe it with any accuracy. Satan is just the opposite. To make his work easier, demons demand that his zombies become passive in their will. Counterfeiting God,demons deceive zombies to deny the use of either part or all of their human abilities. Clearly, the religious demon is the unseen creator of the Christian zombie. If undetected, the Jezebel spirit will proceed to destroy a Christian’s personality. Religious demons will take pleasure in reducing him (usually her) to a zombie state, subdue his or her soul and body.
Finally, the zombie is left unprotected, ravaged by the spiritual abuse of wolves in sheeps’ clothing, spiritually oppressed and imprisoned by demonic soul ties to the oppressors. This religious demon puts the un-suspecting Christian under the oppression of a force that appears to represent God’s will and compels the Christian zombie to act like a machine, devoid of reason, thought or decision. To cap things off with a quote from “Faces of the Religious Demon”, there is hope through taking personal responsibility and never allowing ourselves to accept the role of “victim.”: It is my belief that captives will become free of the mental and emotional damage incurred by the spiritual abuse afflicted upon them by others when they can accept full responsibility for allowing themselves to be spiritually victimized.
A captive who has faced himself can only see or feel in the flesh because he has been blinded from true self perception in the spirit. Therefore, he may find it difficult to recognize how much of his own sensitivities, his hidden hostilities, as well as his own exacting demands for attention may have interfered with his relationships and actually drew him to controlling people. Without facing his true self, when he actually does find a genuinely assertive leader, the captive may unconsciously set up situations to try to compel the new leader to attempt to control his life.” (Faces, pg. 228) Works of the flesh such as jealousy and ambition (Galatians 5) are debilitating character defects that cause frustrated ministers and “wannabees” to have “a strong lust to be heard.”
As previously indicated, since jealousy and ambition are not demons as some deliverance ministers believe, it is useless to try to cast them out. The reason why the casting out of demons is not always successful,is primarily because the ground that gave the demons their occupation cannot be cast out. This is why counseling is crucial to deal with flesh issues. For example, jealousy and ambition are components of the ground of human flesh that will give the Jezebel spirit its doorway. Unless the ground of the human soul is dealt with, no full relief from demons can be obtained in the majority of cases where the flesh has not been crucified through repentance and brokenness. Often we are duped to believe that demons have been cast out because of the power of the human will.
However, human will power DOES HAVE the capacity to surpress behavior and cause a captive to appear to be delivered. However, since the ground has not effectively been dealt with, the same manifestation can return and repeat itself in a different disguise ie. like a former alcoholic becoming an addicted gambler. . I define the flesh as character traits of human nature without Christ, defects that cannot be CAST OUT. (Galatians 5:) Human nature can never please God. I could be wrong, but I do not believe that demons will respond by calling them “the spirit of jealousy” or “the spirit of ambition.”
No, the demon who has those traits is the religious demon, aka, the charismtic witchcraft spirit or the spirit of the anti-Christ. Demons of this kind are attracted to people who manifest narcissism in the form of self love, conceit, jealousy and ambition. Jessie Penn Lewis in “War on the Saints” provides a salient warning to those who would minimize or underestimate the need to be vigiliant and prepared for both deliverance and spiritual warfare. Her words remind me of the scripture,”be not many masters because yours is the greater condemnation:
“If we liken the war by prayer, systematically carried out against the forces of darkness, to a war in the natural sphere, those who would lead must be willing to to be trained, and to take the same learner’s attitude as a recruit in the natural sphere. Such believers need to obtain knowledge of the organized hosts of darkness, and how to exercise their spiritual vision so that ‘by reason of use’, it becomes acute in discerning the operations of the enemy in the spiritual sphere. The believer must learn to observe, and learn by observation their methods in the war against the people of God.” (War on the Saints, pg. 265-266)
As I continue to practice deliverance counseling, I have observed that once clients have been armed with self knowledge, with an awareness of who they are in Christ and they accept the fact that they themselves have played a major role in their own captivity, virtually all demons will leave on their own accord without even a need to perform a deliverance. However, there are two demons that will put up a formidable fight: the Jezebel Spirit and the spirit of the antichrist. Because of these two demons, the deliverance counseling model was designed. Therefore, Christian Zombies will have to humble themselves to the fact that their spiritual experience may be filled with deception. For to really be crucified with Christ does not mean that the life of your personality has to be annihilated. To bare our cross is to learn how to endure hardship as good soldiers. To bare our cross is to surrender our desire for acceptance as we become increasingly separated from the seductions of the world.
Notwithstanding, the real and present danger is that the organized church has become “the church world,” filled with seductions that appeal to the flesh NOT being crucified. In truth, much of what we need to be crucified from emanates from our connection to the organized church. In this regard, I am reminded of a dream I had about a former ministerial colleague whom I upheld as my best friend for 20 years. In the dream, he revealed the true nature of his heart and declared, “I did not come to your aid, nor did I support you even with a phone call, because I couldn’t risk incurring the bishop’s wrath upon myself for being in fellowship with you. I wanted the bishop to appoint me to the church that I now pastor. Even though I knew what was being done to you was unfair, I had to look out for myself.”
This is the nature of much of the organized church: filled with competition, striving, self-interest and jealousy, one minister striving to outshine another. Unless pride is broken in ALL of us, the religious demon will remain in control and our service for Christ will be at risk for and subject to contamination. Nevertheless, as Christian zombies gain victories over the deception of the enemy by recognizing, resisting, and triumphing over them in our varied workings, our strength of spirit to conquer demons will grow stronger and stronger. In fact, we will be transformed from wimps to warriors.
Actually, we will discover that even though we have been crucified with Christ, WE STILL LIVE, not by our own power but by the power of the Holy Ghost. This is truly being Christlike— Zombies, NO MORE!!!
If you need mentoring or guidance because you realize that you have become a Christian zombie, there is help for you. Visit www.pamsheppard.com/mentoring or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org