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Setting Captives Free: The Strongholds by Pam Sheppard

One of the steps or stages  in the deliverance process is uncovering and tearing down strongholds which include blockages and personality defects.

“A  blockage or a stumblingblock is an interconnection of a person(s), a place or surrounding, an event, a personality defect or a thing that demons continue to employ to cause the captive to fall. Often there is something in the captive’s personality or character that draws him either by attraction or seduction to perform an act that proves to be detrimental, by acting as a doorway for particular demons.Usually the stronghold is upheld by a particular sin, serving as a stimulator to the weight that continues to beset the captive.

A stronghold may consist of one demon or a constellation of demons. The bigger the stronghold, the more unproductive the client’s spiritual life will be.Upon searching for strongholds, we prepare  the captive to face them squarely by recognizing factors and issues that may lie in either his subconscious or even the unconscious mind. In this regard, dream interpretation is an important tool in uncovering subliminal strongholds, the deliverance coaches I  train seek the Lord in prayer, asking Him to uncover that which is hidden so that the captive can receive a powerful insight that might be earth shattering. For example, consider a captive who was raised in the church. She strongly believes that she is saved because of her church affiliation and the fact that she speaks in tongues. The captive in this example never suspected that her inability to contend with demons is because she never got born again while attending church. However, the Lord has revealed to the coach  that He has allowed the demons to torment her because her eternal salvation was in the balance. In other words, the torment drove the captive to us to seek  help, so that the Lord could open up the captive’s eyes so that she could perceive her true spiritual condition.

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Some captives are very invested in maintaining the power of their stronghold, even though they would like to be relieved from torment. Consider a person who is out on the ledge of a highrise apartment house, trying to get into the window of her apartment which is several feet to the left of her. In order to reach her destination, she must avoid looking down or to the right to avoid getting dizzy or distracted and end up falling to her death. Similarly, a person bound by a stronghold may try to avoid any deviation from his usual patterns for fear that he may fall. The course that the captive has developed over time consists of unconscious defense mechanisms, designed on a subliminal level to keep the captive on his path, even though the captive would agree that the path he has chosen is destructive.

As an example, a female captive who is dependent upon an abusive partner will be hindered from making any independent moves of her own. As such, those in the bondage to a stronghold most likely lack spontaneity of feeling, thought and/ or willpower, making his soul weak and unstable. Each stronghold will create a specific fear or doubt as well as an accompanying behavior of his self concept and pride system. Captives who are in bondage to their own self-created stronghold will often attribute the strength of the stronghold to evil spirits , when in fact, casting out the demons will not bring any relief. In a case of this kind, the stronghold is embedded in the captive’s personality defect. The evil spirits  take advantage of the personality defect. So through deliverance coaching and/or counseling, it is imperative to deal with the personality defect prior to casting out demons, for they will eventually return.

My approach is to first  successfully deal with the defect, and to not   be surprised if the demon walks away on its own.”

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CAN YOU IDENTIFY ANY STRONGHOLDS IN YOUR LIFE THAT NEED TO BE TORN DOWN?

If you are in agreement that addressing  strongholds, personality defects and blockages are crucial to setting captives free, then you may desire to work with us. If so, when you complete the contact form, please  provide a summary description of your deliverance situation in the comment box.

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Deliverance Ministry? It Doesn’t Work!

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Deliverance ministry? I never heard of it. I never heard of it in the churches I was in. I think you know what I’m talking about. Here’s a scenario: You go to a church, you’re a recovering drug addict, a recovering alcoholic, or suffer from clinical depression. You may still be drinking, drugging, and as depressed as a wild bird in a tiny gilded cage. But you desperately want to get free.

You get into a church and tell your story, folks look at you like you came from Mars. Then they keep telling you to ” stand on the word “.

You are newcomer in church, and have absolutely no idea what that means. You’re looking for deliverance, but the pastor has no real clue, as to what you’re talking about. And you better not have any kind of crisis in church, folks will creep backwards towards the emergency exit. The pastor will nervously give you a referral to AA or a psychiatrist .Deliverance ministry is not on the churches menu of services. You are up the creek without a paddle, cast back into world to get secular help.

You wonder about Jesus, and how he cast out demons. You have the sense to know, that yours is not their regular case. Everyone in the church pretends that demons don’t exist. When you say Jesus cast them out, so they must exist. The pastor tells you you’re a radical. The pastor tells you we don’t do that here. We don’t specialize in deliverance ministry. You wonder, what kind of pastor is this?
10/25/11 Thirty years a Minister and 38 years experience as a licensed therapist. In deliverance since 1983,Pam Sheppard knows exactly how to help you. Call (518)477-5759 for immediate help.
The pastor doesn’t cast out demons, or deal with demonic afflictions. Say what? To add insult to injury, he doesn’t know anyone involved in deliverance ministry. There you are, a newbie in church, with demons riding your back like a pack of monkeys. The people who are supposed to know all about deliverance haven’t got a clue. You just make them nervous. So you sit in the church for 50 years, go to the counselor and take the pills. And since you also have the drinking problem, you become a lifelong member in AA for 50 years. You wonder, where is my victory in Christ? I’m worst than I was before I got in this church.
Does this scenario sound familiar? Enter Pamela Sheppard…
Pam Sheppard made this statement in a recent article…
Pam writes: If the deceived and bound have not heard it already, they will hear the Lord say ” I never knew you “. And the fault will be that of the ministers who are complicating the simplicity of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Through what I am learning as I practice my profession of counseling, obviously the church models of today aren’t working. When people can sit in church and listen to sermon after sermon for 50 years and still not be saved, organized church is not working…..when captives can go to their pastor seeking relief from bondage only to hear ” stand on the word”–a word that neither the pastor or captive understands…it is NOT working.
My friends, call the number now.   518-477-5759. Deliverance ministry in the Churches is just not working. You know it, and I know it.  Read Pam’s book “Faces of the Religious Demon and find out why you are NOT getting delivered and what you need to do to get delivered!
P.S. This article may seem quite funny to you. Well, I was the person in church for years suffering from depression, which is a spirit. I finally just decided to believe Jesus, and ignore the organized church. I cast that spirit from myself in Jesus’s name.. I also had a drug problem. I was not a drinker though. The above story is just an illustration. But the theme was the same for me. I was in a church where the pastor thought casting out demons was radical, he also had no one he could refer me to. The article probably has a touch of humor, simply because I’m too too delighted to be in training for deliverance ministry under Pam Sheppard. She developed her own deliverance model of cursing the very root of demonic affliction and possession. By the time she finishes with you you’ll be straight and free, if that is your true desire.

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How to Discern the Spirits Sent by the Devil By Minister Francine

Do you see the women above casting out Satan? I’d say that was Pamela Sheppard, a woman of God who has been discerning spirits and casting out demons for over 30 years. She was a pastor of her own church, a licensed therapist and an expert deliverance counselor. She remains all those things today and can be reached at (518) 477-5759.

Discern the spirits or serve the devil is a warning to me and you. I’m back on the topic yet again. If you remember, I told you that a demon that looked like our Lord, gave me a demonic message. I thought that message was from Jesus Christ of Nazareth, but it was not. I was told to enter a religious cult. Once a member of this cult, I was lost in it for 10 years. There is more to the story, let’s just say I met and was serving the Fake Jesus, whom Pam Sheppard has taught us about in her book of the same title.

I did not discern the spirits concerning this religious demon charlatan. I was duped, fooled, hook line and sinker into the kingdom of darkness. I was running from an abusive situation. I was 16, bought up under the demonic strongholds of Catholicism, and on the run. I ran right into the clawed hand of the devil. We have to discern the spirits. What is there to fear? If we don’t discern the spirits we shall serve devils.
I was un-saved and did not, and could not discern the spirits that surrounded me . As a result, I spent 10 years of my life serving a spawn of Satan. My dear friends, the religious demon I was under was molesting children, both boys and girls, today he is incarcerated. Sentenced to 100 years. This is the kind of bondage you can expect if you refuse to discern the spirits. Please! Examine yourself, examine your own spirit, discern all spirits to see if they are of God. I was not saved then, as I shared. If you are un-saved, you shall never be able to discern spirits. Why be afraid? Fear— is from devils. Don’t be afraid to examine your salvation.
If you are ready for truth…if you are ready to learn how to discern the spirits…and if you are ready to examine yourself and your salvation experience…Call Pamela Sheppard Now at (518)477-5759…

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THE GOALS OF DELIVERANCE MENTORING

Your spiritual life is like a journey.  You are on the broad road, and SEW Mentoring   will lead you to the narrow way.  As you journey through the valleys to find your mountaintops, our trained ministers  are with you as a “travel guide” so to speak.  You have become accustomed to travelling alone, and perhaps with out even a map.  You have been walking for a long time and your bondage may have  brought you to a crossroad. 

 The first stage of  basic Christian mentoring is geared toward helping you make your own decisions about how much truth you are willing to receive to obtain freedom. The more you resist truth, the longer you will journey on the broad way, that leads to destruction.

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THEOBJECTIVES OF DELIVERANCE MENTORING

We have found that most Christians who need deliverance mentoring are blinded by spiritual ignorance.  Our goal at SEW is to help you obtain clear spiritual vision as we coach and train you to distinguish between good and evil. 

The goal of basic Christian mentoring  is to help you to be engaged, encouraged and enlightened  in your mind. As such, our objective at  is to strengthen your spirit so that you will be able to recognize God’s will and choose it above your own. 

 However, the goal of deliverance mentoring  is to arm you to recognize and effectively deal with  the activity of the enemy in your life.  Deliverance mentoring is broken down into 4 components:

 A SEARCH FOR COSMIC EVIL DOORWAYS: These are areas  in a person’s life which are giving or have given cosmic entities the right to enter or remain in the person. Asking Jesus to “come into your heart, a counterfeit birth, a background in the occult, unconfessed sins, ungodly soul ties, unforgiveness, holding cursed possessions (occult rings, etc.) and so forth can give demons a right to inhabit and torment a person. These legal grounds can be  removed by facing the truth,  repentance, renunciation, extending forgiveness, etc.

THE EXAMINATION OF STRONGHOLDS: These are basically incorrect thinking patterns in your mind. For example, if  you think God is angry with you because you have committed the unpardonable sin, then you will feel like He is. This stronghold may open you to panic attacks, paranoia  or obsessive compulsive behavior. Strongholds are torn down in each mentoring session  as a trained minister and mentee work together to reprogram your mind to think differently. You might say that the SEW approach to a stronghold is to enhance critical thinking capabilities and simple commonsense. Together the mentor and the mentee destroy the strength of the debilitating thought.

RESTORATION OF YOUR SOUL: Renewal is often required when counseling a person who has been abused, raped or has been exposed to a traumatic experience. Becoming whole  is a work of the Holy Spirit and is received as a captive is  delivered from  the inner hurt and pain from past experiences. Then   the Holy Spirit  comes in and heal those wounds. Forgiveness often plays a part in this releasing process. Oftentimes, self-forgiveness needs to be received as the captive may be   holding things against him or herself which must be released. Once truth is known and accepted, frrdom is obtained.

EXPULSION OF THE ENEMY Confronting  cosmic entities directly  is where either devils or demons are  driven out of the client by the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth and the power of the Holy Ghost. After success in the first three stages,  expulsion is often un-necessary. However, in various cases, direct confrontation of the powers of darkness cannot be avoided.  At this stage, the client MUST sign and notarize an informed consent form called the DDF, the Deliverance Disclaimer Form. There are no exceptions. 

Dedicated Ministers who themselves were captives  have been trained to conduct mentoring sessions. Visit our page called SEW Ministers to read a brief bio of 7 of them. I recommend that you give SEW mentor a one month trial and you will not be sorry. www.pamsheppard.com/online_ministers_available

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The Religious Demon: No Quick Fixes

There are people with religious demons who are tormented either with hearing voices, fears of having committed the unpardonable sin 0r of going to hell  as well constantly are bombarded by blasphemous thoughts. Some can’t even read their bibles out loud or silently. I recall a case where a captive could only read a pocket bible for fear that a demon would use her arm to pound her in the head with a hardcover, and possibly sustain  a concussion.

So it is easy to embrace  a quick-fix  simply to relieve or stop the torment. Most workers  simply attempt to cast out demons  as a means to remove ALL  of a person’s bondages.It never really works. I have found that setting captives free who have a spirit of religiosity  in any form,  involves more than simply driving out the demons.
There are usually various strongholds to be torn down. Since strongholds are incorrect thinking patterns, this is done through the renewing of the captive’s  mind according to the Word of God. As the Lord said “you can’t put new wine into old wineskins or it will break. You can’t put a new patch of cloth on an old garment or it will tear, and you certainly cannot serve 2 masters, or you will hate the deliverance worker and love the preachers and teachers who are a signifant yet hidden cause of your captivity.
The purpose of deliverance is to gain freedom from any hindrances in your life that would keep you from walking in the fullness of God’s plan for your life and your relationship with Him. Remarkably to some, it is often habitual religiosity that is the most difficult stronghold to overcome, even stronger than an addiction to alcohol or drugs because religion and “going to church” isculturally engrained and is therefore considered “the right thing to do.” It takes much time and patience to free captives from
religion or a deceptive form of spirituality—a form of godliness that denies the power thereof.
A Deliverance Classic by Pam Sheppard
I will not cast out demons  from  a “religious captive” who continues to go to church, feed from the tables of either deceived or false prophets, and who is praying to a fake god. Therefore I mandate that while involved in deliverance counseling or mentoring with Sheppard’s Counseling Center, the captive must cease and desist from all religious activity including reading the bible and praying. Old things must pass away so that all things can become new.

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Deliverance Mentoring

Deliverance ministry was founded in the early seventies once the book “Pigs in the Parlor” was released by   Frank and Ida Hammond. Derek Prince and Peter Wagner were also key players in its development over the last 4 decades. I entered into deliverance in 1983. Here are but a few  of the revelations I have received over the years.

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   I have learned that the demons of today KNOW HOW TO MOCK a deliverance session with the manifestations of coughing, rasping, retching, vomiting—pea soup type stuff as seen in the movie, “the Exorcist.”  Much of this is fakery—not on the part of the person in bondage, but the antics of the earthbound demons.  Those who “manifest” in this manner are rarely set free.  In other words, the demons of today are more sophisticated than the ones faced by Jesus and His apostles. These entities have had centuries “to practice” their craft. So their goal is to make a mockery of “casting out of demons”  so as  to defy Jesus Christ by making  the deliverance worker look like an inept fool.

  Earth bound demons can be cast out  by faith in the Name of Jesus Christ of
Nazareth in  5 minutes.  If a deliverance session takes longer than THAT, then
an earth bound demon is NOT involved. It is either a cosmic power—a fallen
angel who is NOT a demon—OR NO DEMON AT ALL.

3. The minister or worker  seeking to help another under the captivity  of evil
spirits, must be prepared for the deceiving spirits misusing to the captive  the
very truth the captive himself desires, and needs for his deliverance.  The
enemy will also misrepresent and attempt to discredit  the minister seeking to
help the captive to freedom.  In other words, if you have a demon—both you and the minister need to be defensively prepared for the fact  that the your resistance to the truth that will be revealed through mentoring.  Your resistance will be inspired by the very
demon who has you in bondage.

 Deliverance mentoring  is a process wherein the captive and the minister join  forces to  systematically confront  the forces of darkness with TRUTH. In deliverance mentoring, mentees are equipped and  taught to  understand the intelligent use of the spiritual weapons   so as to obtain knowledge of the organized hosts of darkness. As such, the mentee is coached on how  to try the spirits by exercising  his or her own spiritual vision so that “by reason of use” it becomes acute in discerning the operations of the enemy in the spiritual sphere. I teach ministers in training how  to observe and learn by observation and practice—

If you are  a captive, it is crucial to your complete recovery to know the methods of the enemy against you,  in his  war against ALL  the people of God.

The Remnant Church of God now needs “leaders” trained in the knowledge
of the enemy’s  world-wide campaigns; ministers able to foresee his “wiles,” and
to guide the rank and file of God’s people into winning the aggressive war against him.

At Sheppard’s Counseling Center,

 we train ministers  to become spiritual leaders=== skilled in the knowledge of the armour, and the weapons of warfare provided in the Word of God, so as to detect any weak places in their use as an intelligent, systematic, aggressive COUNTER-CAMPAIGN AGAINST the enemy of your soul.

The powers of darkness are keenly clever at working with natural problems by simulating natural conditions either in a client’s personality or disturbance of mental or bodily functions.  They watch
for some physical, emotional, attitudinal or mental dysfunction to serve as a cover or an explanation of their own workings .Casting demons out without dealing with the root cause of the dysfunction may relieve a client from torment, but the relief is only temporary or the enemy will simply strategize by transferring its activity  in another sphere of life.  So a person believes that they are healed
when in essence, the enemy has merely shifted his target.

In terms of strategy, demons are skilled at taking two opposing positions.  In other words, the enemy will purposefully control both sides of any situation, so that the unsuspecting will assume that since one approach is obviously demonic, the opposing option MUST BE GOD, when both approaches and opinions are demonic.  The goal is to control every side of every situation,in order to obscure, deceive and confuse. In this way, the enemy can advance a long-term agenda.  Most often, the enemy’s attack is to distract from root causes so as to maintain power and control.

This is why at Pam Sheppard Miinistries, we find the root and pull it up! Ministers for mentoring are available. Call 1-888-818-1117.

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