Well, now that we have dragged LeStrange into this, things should become clearer, lol. Let me assure you beloved, the Jezebel, Python and religious spirits are not real. They were created by hucksters trying to sell you on false spiritual warfare. These concepts are straight up charismatic nonsense. Listen, there are evil spirits at work. There are spirits in the world that are of this world. The only real agenda here is that of the false teacher trying to scare you into believing they are a source of good spiritual warfare. They liken themselves Glenda the good witch and the evil Jezebel is that mean ole wicked witch of the west. Perhaps the most pervasive and insidious false spirit listed here is the religious spirit. This inane concept is taught because false teachers do not want to be exposed as charlatans by the word of God. So how to avoid it? Claim anyone insisting on adherence to the bible as having an evil religious spirit that just can't see when God is "doing a new thing." How to rise above it? Listen to the false teacher. Listen to the poor theology. Listen to your personal experiences. Listen to your wickedly deceitful heart. Just do not under any circumstances listen to the guy holding the bible insisting you should listen to that.
"There are many other spirits we must be aware of, Shamp says, including the shape-shifting spirit that is an "illusionist." These spirits are often confined to the realm of myth, Shamp says, but they are very real. "They do exist and they are spiritual entities that possess the ability to change their form and appearance, often leading to confusion and manipulation," Shamp says. "These entities pray on vulnerable individuals assuming different identities to deceive and control. They may appear as trusted friends, family members or spiritual leaders, but their true nature is one of deception." Shamp isn't a novice at discerning these spirits. He's been ministering for 20 years and has a long legacy in recognizing them. His desire is to see believers who are traumatized by these spirits to be set free instantaneously from these demonic entities and to live the life of freedom God has prepared for them." - Charisma News
As if the toxic trio was not enough garbage, Shamp quadruples down now with shapeshifting spirits? Let us apply his silliness to reality though. According to Charlie Shamp, there are people who appear to us as trusted spiritual leaders but in reality, they have shifted their shape from that of a deceiver, confuser and manipulator. From a spiritual perspective the purpose of deceiving, confusing and manipulating would be to lead one astray. So says our key verse for today and lo and behold who these shapeshifters are according to the bible? False prophets like Charlie Shamp. Thanks for clarifying Chuck.
Beloved, I would seriously hope that low hanging fruit like this is easily discernable but deceivers like Charlie Shamp generate untold numbers of followers. The sad thing is these teachings distract from real spiritual warfare. There is an enemy to our souls, but he is not replicating horror story rejects. The reality is far more terrifying than Samara from The Ring. The reality is that he disguises himself and his emissaries as angels of light to present a false gospel and doctrine to us for the sole purpose of scattering us away from the only Savior to our sin sick souls, Jesus Christ. If you want to see the victims of this horror story, turn to Matthew 7. They are the poor, rejected souls exclaiming "Lord Lord!" They thought they were leading their lives devoted to Christ, but they were sold a false christ and a false salvation. They were deceived, confused and manipulated by men like Charlie Shamp. Instead of chasing the Lord and His word, they were off chasing the Creature from the Black Lagoon spirit until the day they stand before Jesus and hear He never knew them. THAT is frightening. That is the real horror story.
Reverend Anthony Wade - October 31, 2023