When I was an avid watcher of Christian TV, the late Eddie Long was my favorite MEGA PREACHER for lots of reasons. First of all, I liked his boldness, the fact that he did not lose his blackness but saw himself as a leader of his inner city community, and I loved his masculinity as I was tired of apparently neutered preachers. So when I turned away from charismatic teachings, Eddie was one of the few that I missed.
Nevertheless, I was not shocked by his apparent down-low gay status— I suppose because I was already accustomed to the normalized DL trend, prevalent in the African American denominations for quite a few decades. In fact, I became privy to the angers and hypocrisy of DL once ordained and in ministry within an AA denomination, where I preached and pastored for almost 25 years. So my conservative estimate is that at least 50% of the preachers were down low.
So for me, more disturbing than Eddie’s sexual proclivities was how he handled his sickness with both denial, and perhaps, downright lies to the public, withholding the truth from his congregation. . Then when I saw the following video, I was really “turned off” that Eddie had the nerve to use his sickness as a manipulative means to parlay a healing ministry in his congregation less than 3 months ago.
Did Eddie really believe he was healed? I think he did.
He was still thin in early October 2016, but he certainly looked like he was on the mend. The problem is that Eddie Long was seriously and cleverly deceived by the devil. I can relate as I was deceived about healing myself, and I know I was sincere but sincerely wrong, as I believe Eddie was also. Besides his healing, in my mind, Eddie’s major deception is that he believed that it was God who financially prospered him and made him a mega preacher.
I have heard from God on This.
GOD HATES THE PROSPERITY GOSPEL!!!
Back in 1974, there was evidence that I had healing power. Since I was an atheist who did not believe in the existence of either God or the devil, I thought this healing power was MINE, emanating from ME!
I discovered that I had this strange ability where I sucked out pain with my hands. Once I became born again, the devil tricked me by giving me a prophecy in the mouth of a 9 year old girl, Leandra. I never doubted or even questioned that word for 25 years, assuming it came from God when it did not. The word “Waters of heaven shall heal,” were in the prophecy so I called my ministry “healing waters.” Once I discovered while writing the Fake Jesus that healing waters is one of Maitreya’s keywords, I immediately dropped it and became Pam Sheppard Ministries.
So when I discuss healing, I come from a place of personal experience. Its been over 30 years since that prophecy was uttered. With the sickness and death of my mother two years ago, it has once again been confirmed to me that the spiritual welfare of a person’s soul is much more important than the healing of his body. My mother was quite evil, a classic narcissist. Her sickness completely broke her soul down to a different person and I wonder if this had to be done for God to save her. I don’t know but these questions certainly surfaced when I personally witnessed how God allowed cancer to destroy the works of rejection the enemy used my mother to inflict upon me. It was a glorious time as I watched the Lord demolish decades of evil while He simultaneously allowed the devil to debilitate her body to save my mother’s soul.
Surely, the conversion and rebirth of a man through the working of the Holy Spirit has priority over the healing of disease. Sickness or infirmity cannot keep a person out of the Kingdom of Heaven, but without the forgiveness of sins and the experience of rebirth, we shall not even see the Kingdom of God.
Therefore, I believe that It is important for us not to distort the problem of healing. God has given us the ability to think and reason in order that we use both commonsense and intelligence. . It is obviously not wrong to ask the Lord to heal us. The Lord Himself was the greatest physical healer of them all. But it is also not wrong to turn to a doctor for help. The help of a trained doctor is itself a blessing from God. It has been 3 years since I had a hip replacement. it was the best decision I ever made and I thank God for revealing to me one of his great surgeons.
With all of this said, healing is not gone from my spirit. Yet God has to lead me into it and I have to be sure that it is Him, THE NEXT time around, which I sense “is soon.”
As for the message to the charismatic movement, I suggest to you to consider the following::
1. Most if not ALL of what you have learned and believed is devilishly tainted by your heeding the teachings of seducing spirits and doctrines of devils, as originally preached and taught by mega preachers. . Charismatic preachers of the prosperity gospel, healing, Name it and claim it, tongues and ALL the rest of it who are deceived shall be exposed and made known. YOU NEED TO RUN FROM THEM. CERTAINLY DO NOT ALLOW THEM TO LAY HANDS ON YOU!!!!!
2. The Lord said it here, to all Charismatics in Revelation 3:15-22. You can look this up in your yellow highlighted bibles.
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