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Although this issue also falls under the category of protecting the sheep, it is

specific to the problems generated by the sheep upon themselves. In fact, sheep
can often be their own worst enemy in their struggle toward truth and freedom.
Therefore, this issue is going to center upon the at-risk nature of the sheep
rather than upon the wolves who prey on them.
In 1988, Geraldo Rivera televised a program that centered on Christian Cults,
with the subtitle "Zombies for Christ." Interviews were held with people who
underwent deprogramming from the influence of charismatic, fundamentalist leaders
and churches. The title seems apropos for this issue. In protecting the sheep, I
suggest to you that we also need to examine the conditions of personality and
circumstance that cause sheep to become "zombies for Christ." So the title of this
issue is: Christian Zombies.
In this hour, sheep are watching Christian television and reading Christian
books, who themselves need to be deprogrammed from gross error that is causing
them to be vulnerable to demonic oppression of a very serious nature. In fact,
when I have tried to counsel those who have come to me to seek deliverance from
the torment of demons, the mixture and error in their spiritual foundation is so
deep, that deliverance is severely hindered by the amount of error that these
captives have anchored their faith upon as they view Christian television or read
the books of various mega preachers. Almost 20 years have passed since the Rivera
documentary.I suspect that the problem has intensified to the nth degree.
In the last issue, I was not being facetious when I pointed out that I myself
wonder if I must go through additional cleansing and purification. I had a dream
this very week that clearly indicated that the occult leanings have lost all
influence and strength in and upon me. At first, I rejoiced at this assurance.
Then I remembered that the demons that are assigned to me read every word that I
write. They hear my prayers and they know that I desire complete truth in my
inward parts. So the message of this dream could very well have been inspired by
the Jezebel spirit to derail me and cause me a false assurance. I will continue
to "watch, wait and pray."
In this regard, I had a true test this week in my email interactions with a
reader that I will call "Maria." Maria's first email contact was relatively
positive. (Check out her original commentary below). On the surface, it seemed
that her intent was to merely apprise me that she and I have much in common in
our backgrounds, and that she too believes that the prosperity gospel is coming
down. I didn't notice at first but it seems she wanted me to publish her work on
my website. I am a bit obtuse when people are not direct. However, I was truly
amazed as well and somewhat concerned that Maria also wrote that she STILL
feeds from the spiritual tables of Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland and Creflo
Dollar, calling them "brothers that need prayer."
Not wanting to belittle Maria's prayer life, I really tried to be as "low key,"
as "laid back" as I myself can be, not expecting her extremely argumentative,
defensive response. In her last email , Maria finally stated what whe wanted to
write in her first email, ie. that I am an "unloving accuser of the brethren."
Yet, in keeping with the passivity of "a Christian Zombie," her hidden attitude
was concealed until she could stand me no longer, and then all hell broke
loose!!!! lol Finally, like a hissing snake she "cussed me out" Christian style.
I was very brief and simple in my few responses so as not to stir up my own
flesh, for actually, I was really not offended by her. So I tried to jest,
keeping things light, remarking with "You would find a way to defend Judas
Iscariot." She did not catch the humor, nor did she glean the meaning behind the
humor.A common trait of those oppressed by a religious demon is that they tend to
have no humor. Simply put, as Christian zombies they are so "spiritual" that they
are of no earthly good.
Captives of this kind also rebel against any chastizement or correction with
tongue in cheek counterattacks of "you're being "unloving" and therefore, you are
not a real Christian. Yet zombies on the offensive usually pay no attention to the
fact that the scriptures also declare that God Himself chastizes and corrects
those He loves. When He does chastize and correct, He often does so through elders
and other saints. I personally believe that the epitomy of love is to tell
someone liberating truth without belittling or shaming them. Truth that convicts
rather than condemns. Of course, we are out to win the brethren and not to enflame
them by provoking them to wrath. Certainly it is true that God so loved the
world, yet He did not save Judas from perdition. As for me, I am in accord with
Jesus Christ of Nazareth, who, when appropriate, didn't mind calling "a snake, a
snake!" It is not wise to feed from the spiritual table of vipers.
Maria's emails continued to be abrupt, condescending and argumentative. Then
there came a point when she realized that the tone of her emails was not
"Christ-like", so she emailed me again, with a rather defensive apology. The "
Christian zombie" thing for me to do was to passively accept her apology and stop
the email war. True, but "I am not a Christian zombie! lol" It was clear to me
that Maria's apology was based on her fear of facing her own persona---ie. that
her "Christ like" image of herself was in jeopardy. To feed into her own self
delusion would not be helpful.
I have found that Christians who are constantly apologizing for being "who they
are" "doing what they want to do" and saying "what they meant to say," generally
are in bondage to obeying the word by the letter of the law rather than by the
spirit. Since they are very "image conscious", they worry that they may be
perceived as unloving or unmannerly and therein "not Christ-like". I view
excessive demonstations of this kind of anxiety as being a victim to the 3 false
"p.s" THAT WHEN EXCESSIVE, CAUSES THEM TO BE a 4th "p" known as "PHONY": They
are: PIETY, PRETENSE, AND PRIDE.
Walking in the "false p"s of self righteousness is yet another trademark of
Christian zombies. I myself have encountered many professing Christians who
speak "the love walk" with a forked tongue, whose hearts are deceived concerning
what divine love actually is. The world can see through the hollowness of such
people and sinners are not attracted to the Lord by a phony, self righteous
witness. In my estimation, Maria is a classic example of a "Zombie for Christ."
One reason is because Zombies always try to minimize deliverance and spiritual
warfare ministries. In one of her emails, she accused me of being possessed by a
demon that I have never heard of, identified as "the spirit of wrong focus."
Maria explained that the "demon of wrong focus" causes watchmen like myself to
be an "accuser of the brethren." She also stated that all she has to do is focus
on the cross, pray for the "misguided" false prophets and trust God to deal with
the devil for her. People who say "amen" to Maria are in danger of perishing for
a lack of knowledge primarily because they underestimate the wiles of the enemy.
Another sign of a Christian zombie is their passive-aggressive hidden desire "to
be heard." I can relate. I can remember that while I was in the denomination,
for years I longed "to be heard" to no avail. I was often overlooked. Actually,a
particular bishop purposefully and wilfully blocked my ministry, and rightly so.
Even though he was operating out of his flesh in his strong dislike of me, I look
pass this man's human nature and I perceive today "that it was the Lord's doing."
For if I had not been blocked, then the seduction of a receptive audience would
have been a major stumblingblock for me, deadly to my particular calling as a
prophetic watchman. For as I stated in a previous issue, if I remained in the
denomination,I was in bondage to too many levels of authority. The Lord warned me
that I would never be more than a candle hidden under a defiled bed if I
submitted myself to yet another denominational bishop or regional director.
Continually frustrated, disappointed and aggravated by denominational
favoritism, I realize TODAY that I was truly blessed NOT to be have been
embraced by the church hierarchy. The irony is that while I believed that my
charismatic gifts to minister and my level of spiritual growth and understanding
far surpassed that of the other denominational ministers, I myself was deceived.
On the contrary, without the restraint of God, my charismatic leanings could
have put countless sheep in an unprotected spiritual danger much more than
ministries without power could have done. My spiritual error was just "different"
from my denominational colleagues--- but error, none the less!! One of the
greatest blessings that the Lord has ever given me for over two decades was "not
to be heard." As the Apostle James warned, "Be not many masters because yours is
the greatere condemnation.
When you read Maria's original commentary below, I suspect that you will be able
to read between the lines and see that by the confessions of her own heart, she
is not yet ready to be heard. In retrospect, I deliberately refused to
counterattack Maria's attempt to draw me into an email "scripture contest"
just because I no longer pray for preachers to repent. This was a major part of my
ministry for 25 years. I could be wrong but I believe that the season for those
kinds of prayers is OVER! Also, contending "scripture for scripture" is not
wise, nor is it scriptural. Any false prophet can contend with scripture, lifting
up and upholding their own idolatrous practices with a scripture taken out of its
context. It didn't take long for me to recognize the "works of Maria's flesh:"
jealousy, ambition and envy."
Negative emotions of this kind oozed through every line of several emails that
flooded my mail box--sometimes as many as 6 emails sent within minutes of each
other. Then with her final email, her hidden agenda became self evident. The
truth is that the spirit of Jezebel is really angry about this newsletter for
"Maria" wrote and I quote: "Pam, you are living in a dream world and I fear you
have a rude awakening coming if you think you are coming even close to
representing Christ to the lost and the 'sheep' in your pen. There's no love
there at all in your ministry, just the work of the accuser. Wake up before it's
too late!!
Wow!!! It took a plethora of emails for Maria to finally allow the spirit of
Jezebel to use her in a fullness. Since I realize that I do not contend with flesh
and blood, I hold no ill will toward Maria. Therefore, if the Lord does cause
her to sincerely repent, I will certainly receive her. Yet out of 1500 readers,
why did Jezebel chose Maria as its messenger? Well, because Maria is a very
talented woman, an excellent writer who appears to be filled with zeal for
Christ. Yet, she is ambitious, walking in the flesh of jealousy and a spirit of
competition.
The reponses from the readers have not been overwhelming, but with each issue,
contacts are steadily increasing. I have seen signs that suggest to me that the
impact of this newsletter is upsetting the invisible realm. For with each issue,
hearts are being delivered by the transparency of the kind of love that we DO
bring. Believe me. James and I are private people and we do not relish exposing
ourselves as we do. Consequently, each failure, each deception, each mistake
that we openly share, is our gift of love to those of you who are being set free.
I personally do with full knowledge that the smug and self righteous will judge
me.
Yet, where pleasing man is concerned, I am truly "crucified." My death in Christ
is manifested in my newfound ability to accept both the bitter with the sweet
and therefore, I am not moved by either those who support me or by detractors
and accusers. Even so, I have heard from readers, particularly women, who are
being touched by my transparency and openness. In a nutshell, every descriptive
comment I have received has used one main word. The keyword seems to be
"AWESOME!" My readers, Satan is really a chompin at the bits! (There was a
second detractor whose comment I may use in the next issue---Pastor John. He
doesn't believe that women should be ministers. The time is coming for me to
address the women in ministry issue.)"
With all due respect, I must also commensurate with Maria's frustration. Those
who have a call also have a strong desire to have a platform. Waiting on the
Lord's timing can seem endless. However, as we wait, the Lord requires a very
deep allegiance to the truth. He invariably will set up circumstances that will
cause us to bow down to correction which cuts and humbles, as readily as we
accept that which is agreeable.The Lord has cut me down so often in 30 years, that
I myself am not used to being well received. So quite the opposite, I have been
humbled by those of you who have so graciously embraced each issue with such
eagerness, affection and appreciation. Some of you have written and even spoken
to me personally, expressing how much each issue has meant to you and for that,
I rejoice.
Nevertheless, it is very important for us all to realize that other than for
witchcraft, works of the flesh are not "cast out." Even those demons that
specialize in witchcraft have different names. So for the most part, works of the
flesh are "put off" or "pulled down" but not "cast out." The truth is that an
ambitious, jealous person needs his or her flesh crucified through the brokenness
of repentance and the fires of refinement. This is the work of "deliverance
counseling." As a therapist, one of my strategies is to cause both the saved and
the unsaved to examine and understand the nature of their particular " flesh
style". Why? Well, because demons take advantage of the flesh to mobilize their
own agenda. Consequently, knowing ourselves better than the demons know us is a
primary step to "trying the spirits." We must try our own spirits to understand
the nature of our own particular needs of the flesh. The truth received will crush
that need or in other words, "crucify our flesh.!"
One of the greatest revelations that I have discovered out of years of the 5
"T"S of testing, temptation, trial, tribulation and trouble is that "we are
never as advanced as we believe ourselves to be." Merely having spiritual
experiences does not make us "spiritual." What makes us "spiritual" is abiding in
Christ. To abide means to live, move and have our being in Him, consistently and
steadfastly. In other words, to abide is " STANDING STRONG, PRESSING FORWARD AND
NOT LOOKING BACK UNTIL YOU HAVE BEEN YOKED TO JESUS AS A VINE IS TO A BRANCH!!!"
I admit that in the first two decades, I had more spiritual experiences than I
can now count or even remember. One gets "spiritual" when one can face the truth
without flinching. Moreover, what I have learned is that when truth explodes
upon the mind, it is not an agreeable experience, nor is it easy to disbelieve
absolutely, what we have consistently believed so thoroughly. Once I committed
myself to truth, I find that I no longer depend on signs or supernatural
experiences. The knowledge and wisdom received in the last 3 years, and even more
so, the last 3 months have been astounding.
If you have been a zombie for Christ in your church,when your eyes have finally
been opened, look out!!! Being deceived can be taken as a personal insult. To
perceive that we have been duped: bamboozled, run a muck, gone astray, hoodwinked,
made a fool of. Don't even go there in your thoughts about all of that hard
earned money we put into the hands of religious demons. Lord, Help!!!! In this
issue, we will examine the ways and the reasons why some have invariably become
"Zombies for Christ."
Pam

READER'S CORNER:

JAMES FROM ATLANTA


Zombies for Christ fits the bill for a lot of those who are blindly
committed to their own particular church or denomination. Don't get me wrong. In
no way do I mean to condemn those that faithfully support bonafide ministers
as they sacrificially serve the kingdom of God,. Yet unfortunately, I just I
haven't met many believers that will actually study the word for themselves, many
that will call themselves to repentance, many that will admit errors in their
teacher's behavior. The enemy throws Christians into two main buckets. Those that
try to defend wrongdoers by just saying, "God knows their heart" and those that
submit to everything a pastor tells them and establishes it as gospel in their
lives.

Both of these conditions are absent of the truth and both will lead to
destruction. Although these two path directly contradict the word, most Christians
still take the broad path. Why? Because they won't study and show themselves
approved. They won't take their sins and nail them to the cross. The love of the
world is in them or in the extreme they make themselves slaves to doctrines of
devils, never coming to the realization of the truth.

I don't see much difference in most churches than I do in the world. We put
down one drug for the other. We leave one demonic slave master for another. Never
realizing that the main opponent of Jesus was a religious spirit. Satan himself is
a master of religious mindsets, he himself being a worship leader. Do not be
deceived, my fellow saints. Satan seeks to devour you. Not as much by the
obvious, satanic worshippers or out and out witchcraft practices but by a false
worship, a false Christ. He works by those thinking that the gift of God can be
purchased or that their material gain is godliness. I have witnessed mammon
worshipped in the name of Jesus. Also, people that should be helped are robbed
of their ability to stabilize themselves. Then there are those with a kingdom
mindse. believing that they are entitled to the riches of this world.

Are we as Christians called to be selfish, looking to come up materially in


the name of Jesus? Or are we to love our neighbors as ourselves, as we hold
steadfast to our faith, knowing that the life to come is worthy of sacrificing the
life we now live? I myself choose the narrow way.

COMMENTARIES:
MARIA FROM CANADA
I read through the last issue and as such, I realized we have a lot in common,
with regard to being spiritually fed outside the organized church system. I agree
with your discernment of what will become of the prosperity gospel message and
those who preach it, but I am also seeing that the financial side of things will
come to ruin so that what is truly there from the Lord will remain, and will be
seen clearly, after the initial shock wears off.
I see this in the Copeland ministry, Creflo Dollar's, etc., as I continue to
listen to them speak, I glean much fruit even though there is the chaff of the
prosperity gospel still there. I myself have gone through a financial
'crucifixion' in order to be free of this in my own spiritual walk with the Lord
and have come 'out the other side' of a similar experience (on a much smaller
scale) and I want to say that as I judged Benny Hinn, for example, for his appeals
for money, the Lord rebuked me in kind, and spoke to me that He loves Benny, and
that He would use me to intercede for Benny and others like him, so that the body
of Christ could be free from the enemy's schemes through this prosperity gospel
message.
As a result, it has manifested in my authoring a book, as I record the wisdom the
Lord has given me through my experiences over the last seven years - entitled
"When the Power of Money Meets the Power of the Cross". I have included in the
body of this message an excerpt which I was working on just the last few days, as
I feel the time is right for this information to be considered. I am sharing it
with you with the request that you keep in mind it is unedited text that is part
of an unpublished book - copyrighted material - but free to use as the Spirit
leads you to, if you publish it, be so kind as to include the source, so I don't
end up being accused of plagiarizing someone else who might take it and use it.

CARLA FROM MEMPHIS


The previous issue really touched me due to the fact I have went through this
situation with my last spouse. I still can't believe I fell for this. I know how
James from Atlanta feels and it is awful. I knew I should have not married this
man but I fell for him. I guess Satan will try this tactic again but I will be
more watchful with my soul and feelings.
Pastor Pam, so many things you speak on happened to me in churches but I did not
trust the Holy Spirit in me and thought I was wrong. Satan seems to immediately
try to come and steal truth. I watched a video with Kenneth Copeland and they
were questioning him on answering his prayer requesst and he stated he did read
them all , but 3 former employees stated he never looked at them. I do know I have
to watch getting lonely and letting my guard down. I have not looked for a man but
Satan can send yet another to my front porch as my last one. I can't wait to read
each of these newsletters.

DIAN FROM NEVADA


After reading the last issue, tonight I am feeling much better about myself and
my walk with Christ. Due to my health issues, I sometimes become very depressed.
This weekend was no exception. In reflecting on everything that has happened to
me in the past three years, I became very despondent.
My main problem is that I married a false prophet and a man who I now know was and
is practicing white witchcraft. He claims to have a healing ministry, but I
believe he received whatever gifting he has from the Fake Jesus. A true man of
God in my estimation, would not abandon his son. He would try to live up to God's
commandments for husbands, fathers, and pastors. A true man of God would not be a
whore, fathering children with other women while married, commit adultery and all
other manners of sin.
So, on those times when I am feeling low, I try to reflect on what God wants me
to be and do. Your newsletter has been a major source of inspiration and
instruction. I read each issue over and over for insight and instruction. I now
know that not only was my ex-husband following the Fake Jesus, he also has a
Jezebel spirit. Whatever God has in store for my life must be powerful because
this man has tried to destroy me to the root. He has cursed my son who is the
fruit of his loins. He is doing his best to destroy our seed. But I stand ready
for battle. Satan will NEVER have my son. By the blood of Jesus I curse this
demonic attack back to the Pits of Hell.

You have opened my eyes and I want you to know that I continue to cover you in my
limited ability with prayer. You know your calling, gifting and purpose. Because
you give so much of yourself, it is important that we pray for you so that you
will have the strength to continue on this road and to command these troops.

Be blessed my sister and thank you for all that you are doing for the body of
Christ.

SOME FOOD FOR THOUGHT


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Surprisingly,religious zombies are often created out of their own zeal to


please God with their flesh. As a Pharisee, Saul of Tarsus was a good example
prior to his Damascus Road experience, persecuting and killing Christians, even
consenting to the stoning to death of Stephen. The essential pattern is that
Christian zombies want to die so that Christ can live in them, therefore
fulfilling Paul's words of "I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live, not
I, but Christ who lives in me."

They concentrate very heavily on the "not I." Even when referring to themselves
in writing, some of them use "i" in the small case to signify to all who commune
with them that Christ has rulership in their lives and in everything they say
and do, it is "Christ doing the speaking and the doing" and not them.On the
contrary, the Holy Ghost is a Helper. He does not take over the human vessel like
a puppet master. He helps us do the work by using all of our human faculties,
including our personalities.
In short, the nature of zombies for Christ is that the spiritual concept of
dying in and for Him has been mininterpreted and grossly misunderstood. Some have
gotten confused through wrong preaching or by reading a book on the subject that
they were not spiritually mature enough to understand. For example, some have read
Watchman Nee's several books on the flesh, but they really did not understand that
Nee was not an advocate of killing the human personality.

Simply put, the zombies seek to be dead while they are alive, with deadness
manifesting as passivity, including the tacit accepting of suffering and a
relishing in weakness. In other words, for Christ to live in them, they must be
frail and insignificant---taking their own crucifixion to the extreme of passivity
and a restraint of personality by submitting their entire life space to the
conviction that "everything happens to them by the order of God."

Mis-interpreting the scripture concerning Paul's "thorn in the side" and his
statements to the Galatians and the Corinthians about being crucified with Christ,
Christian zombies relish in human weakness, not realizing that Paul was not
suggesting that "he chose to be weak." On the contrary, Paul never denied the
need for human strength. No, he simply learned that at those unplanned times
when weakness DID come upon him, the Lord's grace was there to rescue him.

Consequently as a zombie for Christ begins to relish in weakness as a condition


of being filled with the Holy Ghost, evil spirits revel in seducing and
deceiving them. In fact, it is actually demons who have orchestrated the
circumstances in the first place, so as to create snares by which to entrap
them,taking advantage of a faithful believer's desire to please and serve God.
This is why false prophets have been successful at duping the sheep. With a lack
of knowledge, he sheep have prepared themselves for the slaughter of wolves, to
be victimized by a misguided understanding of what it really takes to please God.

Here is a very simple example from my own experience. It is humorous but in all
seriousness,it was the doorway that opened me to further deception down the road.
As with each issue, I use myself as an example because I believe it is better to
laugh at myself than to lift up someone else's mistakes. I realize that there
are those few who will misunderstand and wrongfully judge me but to be perfectly
honest, for truth's sake and the liberation my testimony has already brought to
some, I really don't care. So here goes.

To be quite honest, the last thing that anyone would ever call me in the flesh is
"passive." In the flesh, even men have perceived me as a "woman not to mess
with." In fact, when I was in the world more than 30 years ago, dangerous street
men, abusers, ex-offenders who carried pistols, and even batterers of women and
children thought twice before "steppin to me." Yet, early in my Christian walk,
I became "a zombie for Christ," for the sake of "finding my Christian spouse." I
was a true zealot from the word go. As a bonafide zombie, I was willing to
"suffer for Christ" in ways that the cosmopolitan, "I am woman," unsaved heathen
would not have even dreamed of tolerating.

When I was streetwise and without Christ, I was no fool. As such, I was
perceptive enough to recognize the obvious signs when a man was not romantically
interested in me and it was the nature of my flesh to react in kind. In other
words, I was only interested in a man who manifested a strong attraction toward
me. If he proved to be indifferent, than my attitude was "you are not ALL THAT
AND A BAG OF CHIPS and I kept it movin." Well, as soon as I got saved, I got
"passive," and weak, particularly if I thought that "this could be THEEEEEE man
sent by God as my future husband."

So before my eventual husbands sent from hell one at a time arrived in my


world view, there was a formidable predecessor. Living well across the state,
though pleasant and respectful, Rick showed absolutely no interest from the day
we briefly met. He did not visit in three years,his telephone calls were very
rare. Once a month I received a letter with two lines in it, more a note than an
actual letter. Each letter was signed "love ya." Now the ole creation Pam would
have dropped Rick like a hot potato. Yet I held on for dear life for three
looooong years, sitting by a phone that never rung, (no cell phones or call
waiting in 1985.) I resisted even leaving the house in anticipation of Rick's
rare phone call. You see, even though Rick clearly never gave me even a second
thought, "I walked by faith and not by sight." Yeh.

Was I in love with Rick? Absolutely not. I was not even attracted to him. I'd
only seen the man briefly just one time. He was the guest speaker at a church that
I visited one eventful Sunday afternoon. But since I had received several dreams
and prophetic words spoken over me by other Christian zombies that sent the
message "Rick is your future husband," I held on to this false word and
suffered through a dry, lackluster relationship, believing that I was suffering
"for the Lord's sake."

At the end of three long years, I had one more dream about Rick which was very
clear, even prophetic: In the dream I heard "Pam, Rick is not interested in you.
He is dating a white school teacher." I retorted, "I rebuke you in the Name of
Jesus." A week later Rick showed up in my town with his fiancee, a white school
teacher. Now, I suspect that all of you "church goin" women understand what I
mean when I tell you that "I have suffered loooooooooooooooong!!!!!" lol

Humor aside, having fully surrendered to God, I sat by that telephone for so long,
that I ended up hyperventilating, convinced that I was having a heart attack. I
rushed to the emergency room, only to find out that I had created my own anxiety
attack. In truth, it is only natural that we agree to be obedient to the cross
and be willing to suffer for the sake of our Lord and Savior. In this regard, we
make the mistake of accepting passivity and weakness in a faulty anticipation that
we will be strengthened by the power of God. Then when things don't turn out to
our benefit, we want to blame somebody. So who do I blame for my anxiety attack:
God? The devil? Rick? Me? Well, I don't blame ANYBODY!!! I simply take
responsibility for myself and my own mistakes and I rise up and I "keep it movin".

Although the Christian Zombie's path may seem commendable, if we are not
careful, the enemy will use our faithfulness to the cross according to our
misunderstanding of what Paul actually means concerning being crucified with
Christ. The danger is that our misunderstanding will cause us to wrongfully accept
all suffering and therein become a zombie--- battered about by the world, our
loved ones, the flesh and the devil. We must do all that we can to stand, and
having done all to stand, WE STAND!

As we stand, we must give no place to the devil by our passivity. We MUST


aggressively resist him at every turn. For example, choosing weakness and
choosing suffering both fulfill the requirements for the operation of demons since
by so doing, our free will is placed on the enemy's side. God wants us to
cooperate with Him but He does NOT desire to control us like puppets or like
zombies. Nor does He desire to destroy our personalities. Neither does He
demand our minds. We need to understand that anger is an important human emotion,
God given in fact. Yet, as the word of God warns, we can BE ANGRY but we must not
allow our anger to cause us to sin. Jesus Christ of Nazareth knows that our
thoughts are not His thoughts and our ways are not His ways, yet He does not
command us to change ourselves. I repeat that in John 15, lasting change comes
from "abiding in Him." Once we are no longer conformed or habituated to this
world system, we are transformed by the renewing of our minds. (Romans 12:1,2)
Over time, we begin to think as He thinks, and progressively and eventually our
own thoughts die without any real effort of our own.

Renewal comes from delighting in Him. (Psalm 37:4) As we continue to delight in


Him, without our even noticing, He gives us the desires of our hearts. In other
words, the more we get to know Him, the more of Christ gets planted in our hearts,
a result of the cooperation of our own free wills. As we are "crucified daily,"
the Lord's desires become planted in our hearts very imperceptively and low and
behold, His desires are now our desire. In fact, we don't even know or recognize
the moment that the transformation occurred when we were able to declare, "it is
not I who live but Christ who lives in me." It just "happens." As the wind blows
where it wills, one day we simply notice that we have begun to think and to act
differently---more like Christ. Yet like the buds appear on a tree in spring
time, we never able to see our transformation coming, nor can we describe it with
any accuracy.

Satan is just the opposite. To make his work easier, demons demand that his
zombies become passive in their will. Counterfeiting God,demons deceive zombies
to deny the use of either part or all of their human abilities. Clearly, the
religious demon is the unseen creator of the Christian zombie. If undetected, the
Jezebel spirit will proceed to destroy a Christian's personality. Jezebel will
take pleasure in reducing him (usually her) to a zombie state, subdue his or her
soul and body. Finally, the zombie is left unprotected, ravaged by the spiritual
abuse of wolves in sheeps' clothing, spiritually oppressed and imprisoned by
demonic soul ties to the oppressors. This religious demon puts the un-suspecting
Christian under the oppression of a force that appears to represent God's will
and compels the Christian zombie to act like a machine, devoid of reason, thought
or decision.

To cap things off with a quote from "Faces of the Religious Demon", there is hope
through taking personal responsibility and never allowing ourselves to accept the
role of "victim.":

It is my belief that captives will become free of the mental and emotional damage
incurred by the spiritual abuse afflicted upon them by others when they can accept
full responsibility for allowing themselves to be spiritually victimized. A
captive who has faced himself can only see or feel in the flesh because he has
been blinded from true self perception in the spirit. Therefore, he may find it
difficult to recognize how much of his own sensitivities, his hidden hostilities,
as well as his own exacting demands for attention may have interfered with his
relationships and actually drew him to controlling people. Without facing his
true self, when he actually does find a genuinely assertive leader, the captive
may unconsciously set up situations to try to compel the new leader to attempt to
control his life." (Faces, pg. 228)

Works of the flesh such as jealousy and ambition (Galatians 5) are debilitating
character defects that cause frustrated ministers and "wannabees" to have "a
strong lust to be heard." As previously indicated, since jealousy and ambition
are not demons as some deliverance ministers believe, it is useless to try to
cast them out. The reason why the casting out of demons is not always
successful,is primarily because the ground that gave the demons their
occupation cannot be cast out. This is why counseling is crucial to deal with
flesh issues.
For example, jealousy and ambition are components of the ground of human flesh
that will give the Jezebel spirit its doorway. Unless the ground of the human soul
is dealt with, no full relief from demons can be obtained in the majority of
cases where the flesh has not been crucified through repentance and brokenness.
Often we are duped to believe that demons have been cast out because of the power
of the human will. However, human will power DOES HAVE the capacity to surpress
behavior and cause a captive to appear to be delivered. However, since the ground
has not effectively been dealt with, the same manifestation can return and repeat
itself in a different disguise ie. like a former alcoholic becoming an addicted
gambler.
. I define the flesh as character traits of human nature without Christ,
defects that cannot be CAST OUT. (Galatians 5:) Human nature can never please God.
I could be wrong, but I do not believe that demons will respond by calling them
"the spirit of jealousy" or "the spirit of ambition." No, the demon who has those
traits is the religious demon, aka, the Jezebel spirit, the Judas spirit or the
spirit of the anti-Christ. Demons of this kind are attracted to people who
manifest narcissism in the form of self love, conceit, jealousy and ambition.
Jessie Penn Lewis in "War on the Saints" provides a salient warning to those who
would minimize or underestimate the need to be vigiliant and prepared for both
deliverance and spiritual warfare. Her words remind me of the scripture,"be not
many masters because yours is the greater condemnation:
"If we liken the war by prayer, systematically carried out against the forces of
darkness, to a war in the natural sphere, those who would lead must be willing to
to be trained, and to take the same learner's attitude as a recruit in the
natural sphere. Such believers need to obtain knowledge of the organized hosts of
darkness, and how to exercise their spiritual vision so that 'by reason of use',
it becomes acute in discerning the operations of the enemy in the spiritual
sphere. The believer must learn to observe, and learn by observation their
methods in the war against the people of God." (War on the Saints, pg. 265-266)
As I continue to practice deliverance counseling, I have observed that once
clients have been armed with self knowledge, with an awareness of who they are
in Christ and they accept the fact that they themselves have played a major role
in their own captivity, virtually all demons will leave on their own accord
without even a need to perform a deliverance. However, there are two demons that
will put up a formidable fight: the Jezebel Spirit and the spirit of the anti-
christ. Because of these two demons, the deliverance counseling model was
designed.
Therefore, Christian Zombies will have to humble themselves to the fact that
their spiritual experience may be filled with deception. For to really be
crucified with Christ does not mean that the life of your personality has to be
annihilated. To bare our cross is to learn how to endure hardship as good
soldiers. To bare our cross is to surrender our desire for acceptance as we become
increasingly separated from the seductions of the world. Notwithstanding, the
real and present danger is that the organized church has become "the church
world," filled with seductions that appeal to the flesh NOT being crucified. In
truth, much of what we need to be crucified from emanates from our connection to
the organized church.

In this regard, I am reminded of a dream I had just last night about a former
ministerial colleague whom I upheld as my best friend for 20 years. In the dream,
he revealed the true nature of his heart and declared, "I did not come to your
aid, nor did I support you even with a phone call, because I couldn't risk
incurring the bishop's wrath upon myself for being in fellowship with you. I
wanted the bishop to appoint me to the church that I now pastor. Even though I
knew what was being done to you was unfair, I had to look out for myself." This
is the nature of much of the organized church: filled with competition, striving,
self-interest and jealousy, one minister striving to outshine another.

Unless pride is broken in ALL of us, the religious demon will remain in control
and our service for Christ will be at risk for and subject to contamination.
Nevertheless, as Christian zombies gain victories over the deception of the
enemy by recognizing, resisting, and triumphing over them in our varied workings,
our strength of spirit to conquer demons will grow stronger and stronger. In
fact, we will be transformed from wimps to warriors. Actually, we will
discover that even though we have been crucified with Christ, WE STILL LIVE,
not by our own power but by the power of the Holy Ghost. This is truly being
Christlike--- Zombies, NO MORE!!!