Passive personalities have a unscriptual understanding of what it means to be a peacemaker. They deny their own anger, and pretend everything is O.K. When we are passive, and believe that to be a Christian means to be a doormat, the religious demon moves in. Why does the religious demon gain a foothold? Pam Sheppard is not only the expert on the topic, but she has written a book called ” Faces of the Religious Demon” that covers all in detail.
According to Pam Sheppard, the religious demon causes passive spirits to become spiritually crippled in regards to taking a stand against principalities and powers. I can certainly attest to and understand what Pam is referring to. If you can’t take a stand against other Christians who are obviously pushing you around, and taking advantage of you, something is wrong. How on earth will you be able to confront demons?
When Christian leaders are allowed to vent their unholy appetites in the organized church, because their passive followers are too weak to confront them…Houston we have a problem! Those who are passive personalities, because of a distorted and unscriptural understanding of the Gospel, are fodder for the religious demon. How so? Tell me why pastors who abuse children sexually in church get away with it? Tell me why pastors who commit crimes, get convicted but still keep a large following in tow. On all points, a religious demon is at work in passive personalities that cause souls to be lost.
Tell me why Christian leaders who are tyrants and bullies, leave a trail of passive personalities quivering in their boots? Such personalities are ready to throw even children under a bus, to please the pastor. And also tell me why Christian leaders who are sincere, and God sent, have to put up with passive personalities walking about on egg shells, afraid to do the work they themselves were called to.
I’m not a stranger to such behaviors myself, but I can tell you this: those days are long since gone for me. Passivity, a passive personality, and a unscriptual understanding of what it means to be a peacemaker, will usher you right into hell. The person you’ve allowed to abuse you may just end up in some flames too. Case in point, before I was totally freed in Christ, I had to let go of a so-called Christian who I thought was like a mother to me. Well, she was no such thing but a witch in sheep’s clothing. Doing her word of faith thing, and her witchcraft thing all at the same time. And as abusive and caustic as powdered lye. Always ready with a sharp put down, and torments reminding me of my past history of child abuse and addictions.
A few weeks before I got truly saved, I dreamt that this woman was in my car, in the driver’s seat, I sat in the back, and the woman was driving like a wild women. I found an interesting excerpt today by Pam Sheppard’s book ” Faces of the Religious Demon”, that gave the same meaning I got in reference to this dream. This woman had taken charge of my very soul.
On page 207 of the groundbreaking textbook ” Faces of the Religious Demon” Pam Sheppard writes in reference to personality types that religious demons gain power from:
Pam Sheppard writes:
In each personality type there will be Christians who have not rightly divided the word of God relative to being a peacemaker, where forgiveness and meekness are taken for weakness. Acclimated to the general role of peacemaker, captives may live a life of pretense, where they habitually hide and deny justifiable hostility and anger so as to turn the other cheek ” religiosity “.
In this regard, the religious demon will cause passive saints to become spiritually crippled in their counterfeit moral purity, predisposing to a shrinking process that stifles their ability to strike back–not so much at people who have wronged them, but for taking a stand against principalities and powers. They end up feeling like one of my clients who dreamed she was the back seat driver in her own car, and the person whom the Jezebel spirit has manipulated to keep the client in captivity was metaphorically ” behind the wheel ” of her very soul.
Do you see that. Do you see what Pam said. In my dream, this so-called Christian controlling, abusive, caustic person was driving my car. She was a Christian who I tolerated because I had been living a life of pretense, hiding justifiable anger. I had allowed this woman to get ” behind the wheel ” of my very soul. This gave the religious demon power to afflict me. The day I broke the bondage of passivity I heard the Lord say, whom the Son sets free is free indeed. We can’t be free and passive at the same time. God needs soldiers! Doormats can’t fight demons.
A passive personality invites religious demons. Passivity and counterfeit love (term coined by Pam) are pretense, if your angry your angry. Pretending not to be angry is a counterfeit emotion. If we are such passive personalities, that we can’t deal with onslaughts and abuse upon our own person, what then? Can God use a passive personality? Or will your passive personality better serve the purposes of the religious demon?
Pam Sheppard has over 38 years experience as a pastor, and a deliverance counselor. She’s an expert on the topic of deliverance. If you need deliverance from passivity, and allowing yourself to be abused, call her. If you need deliverance from allowing the organized church, and abrasive Christian leaders to dog you out, call her. If you need deliverance of any kind, even if you just need to talk, call Pam. The phone lines are open, and her team of supervised deliverance mentors are waiting to serve you. 38 years is a long, long time. This fact alone should spur you to make that call Now! (518)477-5759