Cults of Control
by shawanna Williams (Goodman)
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Due to the subtle perversion released by the enemy, the Body of Christ can easily become snared of being persuaded into a cult that uses the Word of God as a way to manipulate and control God’s people. So what do I mean by this? The way this tactic works is usually by twisting the scripture to allow one to become submissive as one would say. If not being submissive to all that is being taught to, and told to regardless if you don’t understand you are considered in rebellion. You have know say so to seek God for yourself and or even to hear something different than what is being shared, you are in rebellion and is considered being used by the enemy.
Most of these types of cults, manipulate the minds of God’s people, causing them to drift away from their families, and or husbands and wives if they are not a part of this “church”. Many don’t see this due to the blindness that begins to cover the eyes of the children of God. You will begin to spend all day and all night here including majority of your weekends, to do ministry work. By doing this causes, and bring forth division within your home. This “church” is considered the only “true church” and continue to tell you that your family is not saved, and your household will never be saved because you have never been truly delivered.
Many don’t come in knowing and understanding the full aspect of what deliverance means, however, this “church” and leaders will continue to tell you that you have demons and need to be delivered. You will find yourself crying more than ever believing that God does not want to use you because you are not holy enough. If feeling led to leave the church, the congregation will begin to separate themselves from you not showing love as the Body of Christ but releasing discord amongst one another. This “church” controls your household of finances. If you want to buy a car you have to tell them, if want to buy a house you will have to tell them. If you want to move in another location, if they don’t agree you can’t do it. If want to buy something for yourself, they will let you know if agreed.
There should be no one else controlling your marriage except God and prayer with guidance. If you have spoken and consulted leadership for spiritual advice, they should be encouraging and helping one through by way of prayer. You should never be told to leave your spouse. This is not of God. You have now become so withdrawn that people don’t understand, even family members have visited and have told you something was not right. Many have said that they will never visit again; therefore, you stopped talking to them because you have shared their comments with your leadership. They have now told you that it is the enemy trying to pull you out of the “church”.
You don’t even fellowship with other ministries and or churches, only those who are considered “like kind spirits”, which is considered very few. This is division in the Body of Christ, please be aware of the tactics from the enemy.
You will begin to question things of what is really going on. NOW the Father by His Spirit will began to release wisdom and understanding, if you will listen to His voice.
Know that God is not controlling, manipulative, trickery and or perversion. But He is love and always will be. God does not keep reminding you of your past, and constantly talk about your failures to re-open old wounds. God is restoration of families not separation of families. Remember that there has to be balance in your life.
I pray that your eyes shall be open to the Truth of the living God and that He will begin to restore and minister to your spirit, for you have truly been wounded. Healing is here for you now, in the name of Jesus Chris.
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Thank you for writing this, my daughter is a member of a DRG (Dangerous Religious Group) and has separated herself from me as her parent, for the teaching that "all who follow Me must leave mother, father, brother, sister..." and has considered her church to be her "family". Her church makes all the decisions in her life and we are no longer a part of her, she just comes home to sleep and eat.