When the Faithful Are Demonized by Pam Sheppard
Consider a case in point. A young woman came to Jesus by way of a Mormon outreach and the Blue Book, as she watched Christian television. She truly was convinced that she was saved by repeating a sinner’s prayer, yet almost immediately, demons began to imitate the Holy Ghost. This client was sent by a supernatural experience to the ministry of a mega preacher whose name I cannot mention to protect the client’s confidentiality. She gave up fornication, and became a very faithful church member, Yet as time when on, the demons became more active. So she sat in church, sought counsel from her pastor, who referred her to another pastor. Ultimately, this client found me through the Internet.
The Lord sent her to me primarily to expose the problem. The Holy Spirit revealed to me that if I don’t speak to that demon, it will NOT come out. I have spoken to it and it has laughed and giggled back at me. The religious demon will NOT come out until its captive denies te ground that the demon is standing on. In this case, the captive must deny charismatic witchcraft and leave the organized church. Even so, my this woman is truly blessed because I have done the most difficult task of all. Try to imagine how hard it is for someone who looks saved, acts saved, sounds saved, goes to bible study not once but twice a week and twice on Sunday, does not drink, fornicate, speaks in tongues and tithes too?!!!! Beloved web visitors, her religiosity is all a work of the flesh because she is not saved.
On top of that, she is in the ministry of a mega preacher and his son, no less!!!!! I have been looked down upon by clients who merely study the works of mega preachers, much less who are in their company on a regular basis. In the minds of mega churchgoers, I am not worthy to shine their mega preachers $1000 shoes. Yet, I have been able to prove and convince this particular client that she could not possibly be saved. If I don’t do anything else, I have done my job. This particular client did not understand either repentance or resurrection, and so it was very obvious to me from the beginning, in spite of all of her good works, that she was not saved.
In truth, I have accomplished a major task with this young woman. For several others have hung up the phone on me with a “how dare you question my salvation.” If it were not for the torment and the fact that this young woman is hungry for the truth, she would be just another statistic of a person who “missed it” for reasons that are not of her own doing. I bolded the “and” because even some professing Christians who are seriously demon oppressed have refused my counsel, blind and foolish are they.
Where I really throw my hands up in the air is not over this one person. It is over the countless millions who are in the same boat as this young woman, either sitting in a church somewhere, or God help them, learning on their own from Christian television. For example, droves of people are responding to the call in various mega churches and taken into another room to receive the gift of tongues. The issue here is not that mega preachers don’t preach Christ. They do!!!! Nevertheless, I learned something from my small caseload that I did not realize before. I did not think that the devil would use the word to birth disciples into his own kingdom.
Well, he DOES!!!! In practically ALL of my cases of demonic torment, a common factor is that 95 percent of them were not demon possessed BEFORE THEY WENT TO CHURCH!!!!. It is one thing to come to the Lord and miss it. It is yet another to listen to someone who claims to know Christ preach and then pick up a powerful religious demon that is difficult to get rid of. I know what needs to be done for my clients. They need to go back to ground zero and be convicted of sin through the spirit of repentance. They need to be brought back to the cross. They clearly do not understand resurrection nor repentance. My job is to rightly divided the word to them on both of those subjects.
Whether the Lord delivers them of the religious demon first and then immediately saves them or the reverse, is clearly up to Him. My job now is prayer for mercy, since many of my clients are not at fault here. IT IS THE FAULT OF THE ORGANIZED CHURCH!!!!! The reason why I am throwing my hands up in the air is because I finally realize that the models that are out there are for the most part, NOT WORKING, in spite of the billions of dollars that are being spent on “preaching a gospel” which apparently is not THE-EEEEE gospel.
From my personal background and experience, I could clearly see that the denominations were not working and I have grown to a place where I know that unless there is widescale repentance within the denominational church, they are coming DOWN!!! I also have known for a while now that the devil was using the non-denominationals and the Christian cults like the Mormons, but I certainly did not fathom the extent of the problem. Whether it be denominations, non-denominations, Christian television or radio, I finally came to terms with the fact that those who have done the right things but who have gotten the wrong results is an endtime sign that religion is without power for NONE OF IT IS WORKING!!!!! My book, the New Idolatry explains why.