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Divination and Witchcraft: An Appeal to Fear!

Written by Pastor Pam Sheppard:

A word from Coach Pam Sheppard

Religious folk go around hollerin “the devil is a liar,” yet the minute he tells them somethin, they believe it. LOL

I think of one guy I once worked with. I cast demons from him on the phone and he was set completely free, immediately. He was also very active in RESCUE. Two weeks later, he committed an act that drew practically all demons back. Well Don sought me again  to expel demons from him.

I refused.  appeal-to-fear

Deliverance is not a game and I am not a game show host. He would have to commit to counseling before I would speak to his demons ever again.

Don did so and for a while, things looked hopeful until after his last  session with me, Don, a mega preacher wannabe, did not like me. The  demons saw their chance, capitalizing on Don’s personal conflict with me.

So a demon told him,” Pam is a witch.”

The next morning, Don reported that he could hear my voice in his head, cussin him out, a thing I was once known to do quite well—back in the day.” So this particular evil spirit  has been watching me for decades, knowing how I used to “get down.”

Here is where I stand on this.

Anybody who comes to me with such a report, I listen to them quite intently. For should I discern even an inkling that he or she believes the demons over me, then I am DONE with him or her on ALL levels.

Here is how divination works. The enemy has difficulty “putting a spell on you” unless he first informs YOU about it. So a spirit will tell you that your friend or your neighbor is a witch or a wizard. And it may be true. But they want to make sure you know it so they can put fear in you of that person. Then the demons will use your self-induced anxieties, doubts and fears to bring THEIR plans about in YOUR life. In other words, devils and demons are skilled at making YOU your own worst enemy.

You see, they can’t “do what they do,” without your cooperation and consent.

In order to control our lives, the enemy has to “plant his desires” into our spirits.

About five years ago, someone sent me a message. She had a vision that witches were trying to bring harm on me  and that they were attempting to put a spell on me. I didn’t scold her. Wouldn’t make any sense because the damage had already done.  The goal is to project fear into their target by making sure they hear that someone is practicing witchcraft on them.  At that very moment, I was involved in an antagonistic  situation with someone who had “witchcraft in her background.” So of course, my eyebrow was raised but I didn’t panic. I was just extra careful and observant. That was five years ago and nothing has transpired.

The thing to do is to “watch and pray.” Keep your mouth shut until the crisis, if there is one, has passed. Also, you would-be prophets, don’t let the enemy use YOU to plant fear into someone who you care about. Pray and rest in God. If God showed her that someone was praying against me, then the Holy Ghost was calling her to pray. Fallen angels are extremely skilled at using friends, the people even of your own household, to speak evil into your life. So wisdom is certainly necessary. I learned the hard way to “be slow to speak.”

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Failure As A Refining Fire For The Making of An Endtime Prophet

Every prophet of God must submit to thr refining fire of failure to be fit for the task of ministry. In my case, God’s  tools of my refinement were rejection and failure.

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Even though I was certainly spiritually abused as a pastor and an evangelist for more than two decades, I did not desire to “come out of her.”  In fact, I was  literally driven out of a well-known African American denominational church.  In Come Out of Her, God’s People,”  I  really don’t reveal  the details of my pastorate at two denominational  churches.  As I recollect, they were the years of my life when I felt most unloved and most unappreciated. The persecution that I endured at St. Matthew, Norwich NY and Dyer Phelps, Saratoga NY would take up too much time, and it really would do little to enhance this testimony. Simply put, I will sum up  those  horrible years by simply  proclaiming that throughout my pastoral service and evangelistic labor in this particular denomination,  it was the divine hand of God  Who  purposely set me up to be unsuccessful.  For knowing myself as I do, if I had been successful in works of the flesh,  I would be wretched, poor, blind and naked in my powerless comfort zone of denominational acquiescence.

     Suffice it to say for now, that through  three pastorates over a 25 year span, I submitted myself to the cross of the Savior, picked it up and followed Him. Now that I have  been informed as to why I was sent not once but twice to the Denominational church, I now know why the Lord Himself allowed Satan to set me up to fail as one  of Zion’s pastors. In this hour, I now realize that the circumstances that under girded each failure are not as important to my testimony as the recorded events in the book.

  In fact, I believe that my failures in the denominational pastorate were definitely used by the Lord to renew my soul. In this regard, I learned to understand the hidden worth of my failures,— an invaluable spiritual truth that “the Pam without Christ” could never have perceived without the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit. In my fleshly nature I am an achiever, an assertive woman where failure is unacceptable.   In fact, in my secular career, my all-male co-workers were known to admiringly describe me as a woman “with gonads.” I obtained this vivid and illustrious title because I was the only one among my peers who confronted issues in the agency that the men were either too intimidated or too fearful of reprisals to address.

   Men simply do not expect or desire to acknowledge that a woman can or even should be bold and fearless. As such, when a woman stands up for truth, she must have two gonads rather than   her own two breasts. In the secular world, I have never been the underdog. In fact, even though I have a soft, feminine side, in the world my natural womanhood was overshadowed by the strength of my survival instincts. Therefore, the dirt that was done to me by people who call themselves ‘Christian’, my carnal nature without Christ would have been so outraged that retaliation would definitely have been “in order!!!”

Enemies faced in the secular world knew that I had the capability of being a deadly adversary so when they came at me, they knew that they had “to come correct!”  Therefore, as I look back at  the weak, insecure people who the enemy used against me in the two Denominational  churches that I pastored, I perceive that the Lord most assuredly  used these  failures to successfully cut the evil emotions of hatred, bitterness and un-forgiveness from my soul. I learned that in spite of what the sheep did to me, as a shepherd called by the Lord Jesus Christ to serve them, I could not fight them back.  I could not harm or damage the Lord’s sheep.

 Throughout 30 years in ministry and 35 years saved, the Lord  repeatedly demonstrated to me that vengeance is His. Over the years I have watched Him repay as He  allowed the plagues to overtake all of  my enemies in the organized church. Consequently, although much could be written about several other professing  Christians that the enemy used to try to discredit and destroy not only my ministry but the essence of my being, in “Come Out of Her, God’s People” I choose to only testify   concerning  those persons and situations that played a significant role in “the making of a prophet.” As I look back over 30 years of ministry, I realize that I have  learned invaluable spiritual lessons and revelations  by watching unto prayer.  Like the prophets of old, I endured hardship like a good soldier. Sometimes hurt, almost crushed, but never destroyed.  At least I didn’t get beheaded as did  the prophet John the Baptist, although my spiritual head was on the chopping block more than once.

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