The Deceit of Religion

Religion is on the rise and we each need to understand there is true danger!

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith The LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end,” Jeremiah 29:11 KJV.

Religion is on the rise and we each need to understand there is true danger!

Satan by using religion is bent on deceiving and sidetracking the church and the nations! We each must be settled within our own mind and heart that we are the children of God.

God knows our hearts. Pray and study God’s Word for wisdom and understanding of discerning of spirits.

“For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us,” Romans 8:15-18 KJV.

Religious spirits are dangerous as these do not bow down and obey. Because of the free will involved, interacting with them, is difficult. It’s like dealing with multiple personalities of demonic and human.

The human part makes it difficult to remove the demonic, because the human part is enjoying the fellowship, and especially the power the demonic gives it and does not want it to leave.

Deliverance will not happen without the human will agreeing to it. I believe the religious spirit is the most dangerous, because Jesus spent most of his rebukes on the Pharisees and religious leaders.

Religious spirits oppress and persecute others, usually, it’s the true believers in the name of God. They criticize others almost constantly and recruit others to join them.

They are controlling, legalistic, and rigid in opinion. Very unforgiving about what they accuse you of doing wrong or done wrong in the past.

Their religious zeal, spirituality, and righteousness are not of God. They are self-righteous and depend on their works to keep their place in God and in keeping their religious pinnacles. They focus on perfection, not progress, and are proud and arrogant.

They believe that God has appointed them to fix you. They fix you by tearing you down, by destroying you, and criticizing everything they think is wrong with you.

They do not tolerate weakness, mistakes, or failures. The Bible says we are supposed to bear one another’s burdens.

They do not understand the work of God’s grace in someone’s life. They may have started out as spirit-filled, but they think they can perfect themselves by the flesh.

They will put religious curses on you or others by speaking and twisting God’s Word as a weapon against you.

Death and life are in the power of the tongue. They have been around a long time throughout history, as the Pharisees were in Jesus’ time. These desire to be important, they desire power, to prove they are “anointed” of God.

They become false teachers and false prophets, etc. These are self-deceived, and corrupt, doing the religious dance for money, power, and fame or title, etc.

These do not understand the finished work of Christ’s righteousness and criticize others who are called of God, as fakes. They actually attack true teachers of the gospel, and true prophets and claim they are fakes when they are real.

The Prophet Jeremiah was persecuted by the religious leaders of his day and they claimed he was a false prophet, but he was real and spoke the truth.

Even though Israel was carried away captive to Babylon, God still sent Jeremiah along with them to speak.

Jeremiah prophesied that God wanted the captives of that nation to build houses, plant gardens, eat from them, take wives have children so they would increase and not diminished.

The Word of The LORD also told the captives of Babylon to seek the peace of the city and pray accordingly so they would have peace.

“Beware of the prophets and diviners lies that deceive you! Neither give heed to their dreams or visions! For religion shall prophesy falsely in My Name but I have not sent them,” says The LORD.

“Yes, even in captivity in Babylon I will visit you and I will perform My word towards you. I know the thoughts I have toward you, thoughts of peace and not evil to give you an expected end. You are My ambassadors beloved, represent Me, says The LORD.

“Even if seventy years are accomplished, I shall visit you and perform My Word causing you to return. You shall call upon me and pray and seek me and find me as you search for me with your whole heart!

I have raised up prophets even in Babylon. I sit on the Throne of David and all the people that dwell in that city and all brethren shall understand that I send the sword, the famine, and the pestilence and I will persecute them and deliver and gather what’s mine from all kingdoms of the earth.

Because many didn’t listen to my servants like the prophet Jeremiah, I will correct in measure. I will restore health and healing to you and shall have mercy! I will multiply and I shall be glorified ,” says The LORD.

Beware of the prophets of Religion!

Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees. Resist them, as God resists the proud and gives grace to the humble. Recognize them as those with convictions, zeal, but having a righteousness that is NOT of God.

Remember, they crucified Jesus! Imagine what they would do to you if given the chance.

We are living the last days and religious spirits are everywhere regardless of whatever the church is and whatever the size. They love numbers and love a crowd. The religious want authority and promote it before many.

“Behold the whirlwind of The LORD goes forth in fury, a continuing whirlwind shall come in fall with pain on the wicked.

I shall not return until I have performed the intent of My heart; in these latter days you shall consider it and know I AM The LORD.”

Please also, study Jeremiah 29-31.


In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey

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Sherry Edwards Mackey Founder of New Beginning Christian Ministries International since February 1990. Authors “Catch Of the Day” a prophetic word in season revealing the heart and mind of God. The gospel must be preached and “published” throughout the whole world before the coming of the Lord. We believe we will witness the greatest out pouring of revival the world has ever seen, empowering many with Holy Ghost Fire causing the great end time harvest to be gathered in.

6 thoughts on “The Deceit of Religion”

    1. “Genesis 11: 4And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.” Religious “Christianity” Denominations, are part of the Babylon system. They said, “Let us build, let us make a name for ourselves and LET us build the top to heaven!” So similar too, “Let us have Kings and be like everyone else!” The children of Israel wanted Kings instead of God. Denominations are full of truth and error that twists the true meaning of scripture that is mixture and compromise. Religion and denominations say, Let us be peaceful and not cause controversy, so that the people can keep making money, so that we have social agendas to entertainment the people so they keep coming back and give to us. The Vatican, and various MANY church buildings with stained glass, steeples, with art, sounding bells, and spiraling, Ivory towers of achievement, and are so well educated in their Phd, that they have been educated right out of the Truth! God has always wanted to be first, God has always wanted to teach us, and God wanted to be God! But man had to be like the others and not believe in so called ignorant fairy tales. Religious denominations say those who are not properly educated are ignorant of God’s ways! True believers in Christ, conform to Christ and his teachings. But religious denominationalisms do not pattern themselves by God’s Holy Word! The Word of God, the Holy Bible, is our ONLY FINAL STANDARD we measure and live by! HEAVEN AND EARTH WILL PASS AWAY BUT HIS WORD WILL NEVER PASS AWAY! The Scriptures are NOT anyone’s private interpretation! Religious Denominationalism are full of demon inspired leaders AND angels of light that are twisted with mixture of truth and error, and you cannot mix oil and water! The Religious Denominations are filled with dead mens bones and spew curses and they are allied and will be punished with all those who killed God’s prophets! Remember when Jesus called the religious leaders vipers? They owned their version of the Torah and Temple, and changed it into a money making business! Jesus confronted the religious leaders, who thought they knew the scriptures, and the scriptures testified of Christ and they could not see who HE was! The demons knew, but did not know God’s plan, for God had not yet played out His trump card. Had the principalities and powers, known what would happen next, they would have never killed The Lord of Glory! 1 Cor. 2:7 we speak of the mysterious and hidden wisdom of God, which He destined for our glory before time began. 8 None of the rulers of this age understood it. For if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. There is a show down coming! The religious and denominations bite and spew, releasing their demonic venom through their teachings as they are deceived, they deceive others! If the blind lead the blind, they will all fall in the ditch! THE CHURCH IS NOT A BUILDING AND THE TEMPLE IS NOT A BUILDING! The true believer in Christ, has the Holy Spirit within, and He lives on the throne of their hearts! A true temple/church is the believer in Christ, who lives a daily life in relationship and fellowship with Jesus! The evidence of a true believer and follower of Christ is NOT going to an altar and confessing sin and then living with no evidence of a changed life! To make a confession of receiving Jesus and saying that they are a believer and saved, but continuing in sin is a lie, and the truth is not in them! Believers in Christ die to the flesh so that they rise in newness of life. Religious denominations are twisted! (the devil knows the scripture very well and twists it to support his demonic agenda, because the demons are in authority.) The demonic religious denominations do not serve the Lord of Glory! These in agreement with demons are whited tombs with dead mens bones, and are literally, dead men walking! Understand me clearly! There is NO compromise! We true believers in Christ, measure everything according to scripture. Religion says, “Do not judge me.” You know why? Because they love their sin and want to shut you up! You better judge you, or you will be judged! We judge by the Spirit of God righteous judgment. Judgement must first come to the house of God! The Spirit will bear witness with our spirit that we are children of God! Do we see fruits? Do they line up with the fruit of the Spirit? True believers who seek God, know the Word and the Word becomes flesh in them! We must die to truly live! Are these people you go to church with, have good fruit and are they striving daily to die to sin? Or are these false and live their lives to pleasures and fleshly appeitites? Paul said it well, “I die daily!” 1 Cor. 15 AMP I assure you, believers, by the pride which I have in you in [your union with] Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily [I face death and die to self]. These denominations with mixture rarely speak of death to self and picking up our cross and following Jesus! They say, it’s too hard! And God don’t require all that!! I would challenge anyone with that argument to search the scriptures and not the denominational teachings. It is shocking to me to see most that go to denominational churches ever go home and find what the preacher spoke about; and don’t even get me started on Sunday School indoctrination with quarterlies!! Bottom line, are in alliance with all those throughout history who killed the prophets that God sent to them! “2 Tim 3:5 Clearly states to us and these denominations and there is a heavy WARNING! Are you one of them, who “Having a form of godliness but denying its power? If we are, the scripture is so clear, “And from such people turn away!!!! 6 For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, 7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; 9 but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was.” ( Study Rev 17) (1 Cor. chapter 3) BELOVED OF GOD, AND THOSE WHO READ THIS AND ARE CONVICTED! THERE IS NO OTHER WAY! JESUS IS THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE, AND NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER BUT BY HIM .( John 14:6 ) 7 “If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.”

      John 14:12 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. 13 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask anything in My name, I will do it. 15 “If you love Me, keep My commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— 17 the Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.


      “Romans 8:12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.”

      In HIS Grace and Mercy,

      Sherry Edwards Mackey

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      1. Hello Sherry Edwards Mackey,
        Thanks for your explanation. Many beginners who want to follow Christian teachings do not realize which path is the truth. The world is like a testing ground for humans, and demons are needed in order for the test to be carried out. Like a child who doesn’t know anything, believe in the words of kidnapper and then follows him. The human’s law blamed the kidnapper and arrested him. God actually knows if He imprisoned the devil, it would prevent humans from going to the wrong path. But as I mentioned above, devils seem to be needed.

        A good tree will bear good fruit. I pray that your ministry will bear good fruits.



    1. Yes I have read it. But in general I feel it is preaching.
      Well, it’s okay, if you are reluctant to express your opinion explicitly on my question.


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