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Spiritual Prayers and the Holy Spirit

By Pastor Pam Sheppard

Pentecostals and Charismatics teach that praying in the Spirit is speaking in tongues.  I disagree.  Though tongues is not the subject of this video, I believe this video  explains “praying in the Spirit.” The Holy Spirit is in the spirit of someone who is born again.  He knows all things, both past, present and future. So when we pray in the Spirit, we are praying as we are led by Him to conform to the Lord’s will with the prayer.  We don’t know His will in that  particular situation but the Holy Spirit reveals it and our minds receive it. God has already planned it and all we are doing is agreeing and cooperating with the Lord’s will.  Then when our prayer is fulfilled, we get a sense that God answered our prayer when what we sought was inspired by Him in the first place. What do we get out of praying for what God already intends? We  increase in faith and trust in Him.  

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How Charismatics Pray

By Carol A. Davis

Was just thinking about this the other day: I think Charismatics see prayer as something totally different from other denominations do. They don’t really see it as asking God for something. They picture it as some kind of spiritual force, like emitting an “energy.” They would never call it that, because it would sound occultic, but that’s exactly what it is.

That’s why they think the more you pray, and the “deeper you go into the Spirit” the more it will accomplish. That’s why they think it’s better if as many people are praying as possible, that the more and longer and “harder” you pray, more will happen. For instance, years ago there was a popular “Christian” book called This Present Darkness, and it was a suspense story with angels and demons as characters that narrated the spiritual activity going on in the background. There was a scene where one of God’s angel asks another, “Why don’t we do something?” (about whatever bad situation was happening). The other angel says, “We can’t. There’s nobody praying.” Entire sermons were preached about this book, despite the fact the author said it was just fiction and he did not intend it to be taken that seriously. It was a perfect example of how they think, that the angels can’t even do anything without them.

We need to go back to the purpose of prayer as taught by Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Lord, let your kingdom come, let your will be done in this or that situation, give me this day, my daily bread, forgive my sins, forgive my enemies, lead me to overcome temptation and deliver me from evil.

That ought to do it!

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Witchcraft Prayers and Intercession

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PRAYER TO DEMONS AND FALLEN ANGELS

Prayer is an invocation to either God or the enemy. You can even sing a prayer. Recently I had to delete a song from my cell phone that I used to love and sing along with, until I realized that it was an anthem, even an invocation to fallen angels. The song is “I need an Angel” by the first American idol, Reuben Studdard.  “I NEED AN ANGEL. CALLING AN ANGEL. SEND ME AN ANGEL—-NOW! HEAR ME NOW!” No, I had to let that one go.  We are not to ask God to send us an angel. If He does so, that is according to His own will. If you command an angel to come to you, you are setting youself up for a devilish response.

Pam Sheppard, A PRAYER WARRIOR for 34 years

Then there are the prayers that emanate from those who seek the Father but the prayer  bypasses or ignores  the Son of God, Jesus Christ of Nazareth.  ALL such prayers are heard and answered by fallen dieties—angels that call themselves ascended masters. The fallen angel Maitreya hears the prayers  made by those who practice Hinduism and Islam, while Jesus Sananda hears the prayers of nominal Christians. The fallen angel who calls himself “Mother Mary” hears and responds to the prayers of Catholics. Satan himself focuses on the invocations he receives from witches and warlocks.

Speaking of witchcraft, Charismatic Christians are invoking witchcraft prayers when they use prayer to seek to control the lives of others. Soulish prayers of this kind energized psychic power by projecting one’s thoughts on to persons that these folk are praying for, by saying that such and so person SHALL do this or that. Such prayer makes demands upon God to “make something happen.” According to Jessie Penn Lewis in her book “Soul and Spirit”,

Every prayer should be directed Godward, and should never be a telling the Lord what to do for somebody else. We may pray that God will direct THEM what to do, but we ought not to say that they MUST do what WE think is God’s will they shoud do, or even that they SHALL NOT DO, even what we know is wrong.” (Soul and Spirit pg 35)

I agree with this statement completely.

For example, I receive frequent prayer requests from women, asking me to pray for their wayward husbands, that he will leave the other woman, return home, do this or that. I perceive that any prayer made to control another person’s will is a witchcraft prayer. I will ask God for His will to be done in the situation. I don’t assume that EVERY marriage was made in heaven. So I ask for vision, clarity, peace to come into the wife’s heart, and for conviction and sin to come from God upon the husband. If he is under the spell of sex magic from a witch, I ask for God to reveal it to me and if I hear from God on it, I will proceed to break that spell. However, in no way, will I ask God to MAKE the husband DO ANYTHING!!! I don’t practice witchcraft in the name of my Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth!

If you believe that you are in bondage based uon someone’s “witchcraft prayer,” help is available at www.pamsheppard.com/online_ministers_available

 

 

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