By Pastor Pam Sheppard
We know from scriptures that foretold what is now history of the need for separation of church and state. The state is the political world. We also know that Satan is the god of all world systems. In fact, the greatest temptation against the Lord was Satan’s offer of dominion over the world to Jesus as a bonus if only the Lord would worship him. So separation of church and state is an absolute mandate. Consequently, it should not surprise us that the coming together of church and state is a top priority for the devil.
Although we are not privy to exactly when the Lord Jesus Christ will return to earth, scripture DOES provide a rather complete picture of the state of both religious and political affairs of the season, with many metaphorical and physical signs and conditions. Although we may disagree with the order of endtime signs, the symbolic understanding of both Jezebel and the Harlot of the book of Revelation universally represent the institutional church. The IC is “that woman Jezebel who calls herself a prophetess. She teaches and seduces the servants of God—the elect—to commit fornication with strange gods.” (Rev 2:20)
SO Jezebel is the apostate church. So is the harlot.
When we read that the harlot, or whore who rides on the back of the Beast, the interpretation is that the IC will seek to gain power offered by the political system. The beast is the Antichrist. For decades in our times, church leaders have sought and gained favor with local politicians by allowing candidates into their pulpits to promote themselves. In fact, pastors have successfully balanced on a legal tightrope, trying not to openly break the law by publicly endorsing any “favorites.”
The 1954 Johnson amendment legislates that any tax-exempt group can lose its exemption if it is found to have endorsed or actively opposed a candidate for political office. Actually, for decades now, the IC’s receipt of tax exempt status is in itself the blurring of the lines of separation between church and state. Yet just a bit less than 4 months into his presidency, Trump signed an executive order that allows church leaders to openly endorse any politician of their choice, from the pulpit, now fully unhindered from riding the back of the beast.
This is just the beginning.
Expectancy, watchfulness and preparedness must be our way of life in this 11 th hour. If you have been paying attention to the news, there is evidence that the newly elected administration in the U.S quietly has enhanced the already blurred lines of religious and political separation, particularly among white charismatic Christians and those who are bigots and racists. What these bible thumpers have overlooked by their prideful, ambitious patronage is the biblical warning that in the tribulation, the governments of this world shall turn on the institution called “church” and suddenly destroy Her.
Nevertheless, the Lord comforted us 2000 years ago, by saying “Fear not!”
The time will come, when the Beast is in full power, that the institutional church will be taken over by the state and ultimately destroyed.
Where will YOU be at that time?
It won’t help. You don’t want to have your name and address on any church roles in Endtimes.
Best to come out NOW! RESCUE is here to help you plan your transition, make your escape on the down low, without a lot of drama. Either call us at 888-818-1117 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Witchcraft is the practice of cursing and controlling people and situations with a counterfeit spiritual authority and power, using white and black magic. However, witchcraft is also listed among other traits and conditions as a “lust of the flesh” or a personality type. We all have experienced these kinds of people. It is one thing to be a pain in the ass know-it-all. However, when a person tries to manipulate, dominate and control the lives of other, that is when witchcraft as a lust of the flesh is quite obvious. A personality trait cannot be cast out. When the person is active and prominent in your life–perhaps a parent, a spouse, a sibling, relative or a friend,— then you will have to develop diversified strategies to protect yourself. Once I continue too discuss such strategies, this subject could turn into a book that I might consider writing. For now, let us look at witchcraft from the standpoint of moral purity.
Utterly committed to upholding their own self-image, captives in the grips of witchcraft as a lust of their flesh will fight to uphold an appearance of moral purity. Moral purity in this instance is not so much a desire to seek after true righteousness but more a desire to appear righteous to his or her entire public. A Jezebelian personality type is like her old testament predecessor in the flesh. Her desire is “to kill the prophets of God” and to crown false prophets that are obedient to Satan. In this regard, the religious demon has found a seat in the organized church, a pivotal position to fulfill Satan’s goal of killing true prophets.
From the onset, I point out that a sensitivity and a compassion for those bound by witchcraft as a lust of the flesh is certainly essential to set a captive free. In fact, I am always prepared to help these captives to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives when I perceive that the Holy Spirit has confronted them to face their own wickedness. Only God Himself can do this. However, He may use you. Just know that no amount of persuasion or debate will affect a captive who has witchcraft as a personality trait. And if the victim is in a position of authority in your life, you should never forget that you are in for a formidable struggle where the odds are stacked against you. Remember also that the actual spirit called witchcraft will use its captives by sending other demons of accusation, rejection, condemnation and fear as a means of a counter attack, so it is imperative that you be is wise as a serpent but as harmless as a dove. The key is to remain humble, repentant and forgiving. Here are a few ways to be as wise as a serpent:
- Never reveal your innermost hopes and dreams to a manipulative, dominating and controlling person. One with a witchcraft personality trait will find both direct and subtle ways to disrupt, even destroy your plans. Most of the time, these kinds of captives are so narcissistic that they don’t really listen to others because they are very pre-occupied with the beat of their own drum. So let THEM talk. When they turn toward you and begin to ask questions, you ask THEM a question. Their attention span is often limited too themselves so they can be distracted by another subject that interests them more than you and your pitiful life. But once such captives are bored, LOOK OUT!!!
- Be very alert. By example, when it is possible to do so, create a pre-prepared plan of escape from these people. Set boundaries and parameters ahead of time based upon the amount of time you can tolerate this person. For example, have some one call you at a certain set time, to interrupt either the phone call or the meeting. Text helps out a lot with these kinds of people if you are not strong enough for a verbal or a face-to-face encounter.
- If you want to keep a new friendship or a relationship, do whatever you can to keep the witchcraft captive from meeting or getting involved with your friend. Witchcraft captives can be quite engaging, and even if you warn your friend about the evil of the captive’s ways, YOU may end up being the culprit who is unstable, jealous or judgmental because the witchcraft captive has been both charming and engaging. Once you start defending yourself, you have already lost the new friend. In fact, don’t be surprised if the witchcraft captive has not stolen your new friend. So be wise and do not try to present a witchcraft profile ahead of time for it may backfire and leave egg on your face.