Are all psychics (visionaries) and the supernatural taboo? Some people of the Christian fundamentalist doctrine have been taught that ALL psychics and the supernatural are taboo to the Christian religion. There’s a good reason for the way some people comprehend this as valid in their belief, but is erroneous on their part. The Scriptures do not say that the supernatural is wrong – the people misinterpreting the scriptures do. Logically, when so much of the Bible is in fact supernatural, how could this be true? What the Scriptures are warning us about are psychics who work for Satan’s “team”. There are both good and bad on each side. If someone professes to be psychic, but doesn’t mention scriptures or the Creator - then they’re to be avoided because the information they are relaying is probably false. I’ll try to break it down for all of you so you can judge for yourselves.
The Book of Deuteronomy, Chapter 18, verses 10-12 are what many people base their views of psychics on. It says in part (I’ll quote what pertains to the subject),”There should not be found in you anyone …who employs divination, one who practices magic or anyone who looks for omens or a sorcerer, or one who binds others with a spell or anyone who consults a spirit medium or a professional foreteller of events or anyone who inquires of the dead. For everybody doing these things is something detestable to God.” Deuteronomy 18:10-12 (HCSB)
Do those Scriptures apply to all modern day psychics; and, did they apply to all psychics in olden Bible days? Before we make a judgment call, let's look at another Holy Scripture found at Isaiah 8:19. After all, the Scriptures are accurate in what they say, so, we should use them as a guide, but, we need to understand them in the contest they were given. The Scripture says, "When they say to you, "Consult the spirits of the dead and the spiritists who chirp and mutter," shouldn't a people consult their God? [Should they consult] the dead on behalf of the living?
You noted in the above Scripture that it spelled out the type of mediums to stay away from. They did what? “When they say to you, “Consult the spirits of the dead and the spiritists who chirp and mutter…” When you think of muttering, what comes to mind? Perhaps what comes to mind are things that shouldn’t be said or that are untrue? That was pointed out in the Scripture to differentiate from Satan’s mediums, and those that are not of satanic origin; the reason for that is because Satan gives his followers similar psychic abilities, so it was necessary to draw a line between the two different psychic groups that existed in those days. Those who “mutter” and who practice magic, sorcery and witchcraft are to be avoided because they are of satanic origin. That does NOT go for ALL psychics as God also has his own psychics. Remember what I said about both sides having humans working with them in the Spiritual War?
Even today, Satan’s demons imitate deceased people through the use of talking boards like the Ouija Board or similar devices. That’s why you always have to be on guard against the evil side of the psychic coin. To say that absolutely all psychics are evil, is to say that the apostles and Christ were evil; for they too were psychic. Christ being the most psychic of the group. Now how silly is that? We know they weren’t evil. And all psychics are not evil either. Then you have John that wrote the Book of Revelation. How do people think he got those Revelations? It was given to him through his psychic mind, as was done with all Bible writers that were inspired by the Creator to write what he imparted to them by spiritual means. How else do you think it was that God spoke to them?
This clearly shows that there were two different kinds of psychics in existence. There is the good and there is evil. Just like the Spiritual War of good versus evil. There are two sides in everything; always two sides to a coin. The Creator's Word informs us, "Test everything. Hold on to the good..." 1 Thessalonians 5:21 (HCSB)
So how can we make sure that there are good psychics as well as the bad ones pointed out in the Scriptures? And does the Bible tell of good psychics? Yes it does, and I'll elaborate on that in a moment. First, let's look again at the Bible writers. How did they get the messages they received in order to write what the Creator wanted us to know? Did it not come through their minds? If you don't think so, please consider all Scripture is inspired of God and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight, for disciplining in righteousness that the man of God may be fully competent, completely equipped for every good work. As with all things the Creator has inspired, I'm in full agreement with that Scripture also. By using His Word, we can come to an understanding of the two different groups of psychics that have always existed. The Bible says, "Also this is why we constantly thank God, because when you received the message about God that you heard from us, you welcomed it not as a human message, but as it truly is, the message of God, which also works effectively in you believers." 1 Thessalonians 2:13 (HCSB)
With further use of His inspired Word, I will try and help all of you to have a better understanding of this psychic issue before you make your judgment calls. If you believe in the Holy Bible, then you believe it was inspired by the Creator, and was not of human creativity of the mind's imagination; it was indeed the inspired origination from Almighty God's mind. So how did the men of the olden Bible days come to write the Creator's thoughts? They were moved by the Creator's spirit to write the Books of Scriptures we now reverend today. How did He move them with His spirit to do so? He did it through their minds. What does a psychic use to see or hear what's on the other side? They do it through their minds. It's no different today than it was back then. So, ask yourself. What is the gift behind the psychic's power to see and hear what's on the other side? It's the Holy Spirit. If you are a good psychic, it comes from the Creator's side, not Satan's.
"First of all, you should know this: no prophecy of Scripture comes from one's own interpretation, because no prophecy ever came from the will of man; instead, moved by the Holy Spirit, men spoke from God." 2 Peter 1:20-21 (HCSB)
So, was Jesus a psychic or not? John stated, "Don't you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me? The words I speak to you I do not speak on My own. The Father who lives in Me does His works." John 14:10 (HCSB)
Now that you've read that, who's "work" was that that Jesus referred to? And, who was in "union" with the greatest psychic of all time? It was his Father, the Creator. So now, think back. What did 2 Peter 1:20-21 say? Who was "carried along by Holy Spirit"? It was not only Jesus, but those associated with him that received the Holy Spirit. So what were all of those people? They were psychics. If they had not been, they could not have been "carried along" in their minds by "Holy Spirit." It's that simple.
It’s been revealed that we are indeed surrounded by Holy Ghosts. Where did you think psychic ability comes from? Well it’s certainly not Satan. The book of 2 Peter explained in those Scriptures I cited where the power manifests itself from. It is from “Holy Spirit”. Again, we are surrounded by Holy Ghosts who are in fact Holy Spirits. That is where the power of all good psychics is imparted through from the Creator.
Still not convinced that there are good and bad psychics? Well, let’s look at some more Scriptures. Ephesians states in part,” For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens.” Ephesians 6:12 (HCSB)
Why do we have this fight against these spiritual forces of evil? Because they not only use thought injection and physical harassment, but they have their own class of psychics. They are the bad ones. Timothy states, “The Spirit explicitly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith paying attention to deceitful spirits and the teachings of demons.” Timothy 4:1 (HCSB)
So, did you think that Jesus and his followers were not really psychic, when you read in that Scripture that Satan's demons inspire false "misleading inspired utterances," from people that have infiltrated the Christian religious community? Think about it. How could they mislead unless they were in a preaching position? Yet, they receive what through their minds? "inspired utterances" that are "misleading". By having that ability or gift from Satan, they are tuned into the Dark Empire as his own breed of psychics. They are the bad ones. They have existed since the olden Bible days; this is pointed out in Exodus where it states in part, "The magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils, for the boils were on the magicians as well as on all the Egyptians." Exodus 9:11 (HCSB)
Those magic-practicing priests were part of the olden Bible days psychics that Satan utilized by imparting power to them from the dark side of his angelic abilities. It did not come from the Holy Spirit. In Isaiah it states in part, "Egypt's spirit will be disturbed within it, and I will frustrate its plans. Then they will seek idols, ghosts, spirits of the dead and spiritists." Isaiah 19:3 (HCSB)
Here, you plainly see that Satan’s psychics are made up of “mediums and spiritists” but, do you still think all psychics fall under Satan’s power? If you do, then where did Moses get his power that was more powerful than the magic-practicing priests of Satan’s? Moses himself was psychic. All people associated with writing the Bible and doing the Creator’s work were psychic. Jesus earth mother was psychic. Mary’s earth husband was psychic. He was contacted by one of the Creator’s angel’s concerning Mary’s immaculate pregnancy. There are both good and bad psychics. If you believe in the Creator’s inspired Scriptures, but you still think all psychics are from Satan’s side, then please consider this: “After this I will pour out My Spirit on all humanity; then your sons and your daughters will prophesy, your old men will have dreams, and your young men will see visions. I will even pour out My Spirit on the male and female slaves in those days.” Joel 2:28-29 (HCSB)
Here are some Scriptural references to different visions, trances and dreams that are mentioned in the Bible:
Acts 10:3 “At about three in the afternoon he distinctly saw in a vision an angel of God who came in and said to him, “Cornelius!”
Genesis 46:2 "That night God spoke to Israel in a vision: "Jacob, Jacob!" He said. And Jacob replied, "Here I am."
Joel 2:28 “After this I will pour out My Spirit on all humanity; then your sons and your daughters will prophesy, your old men will have dreams, and your young men will see visions.”
Acts 2:1-4, 11, 15-17 “When the day of Pentecost had arrived, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like that of a violent rushing wind came from heaven, and it filled the whole house where they were staying. And tongues, like flames of fire that were divided, appeared to them and rested on each one of them. Then they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different languages, as the Spirit gave them ability for speech. Cretans and Arabswe hear them speaking in our own languages the magnificent acts of God. For these people are not drunk, as you suppose, since it’s only nine in the morning. On the contrary, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel: And it will be in the last days, says God, that I will pour out My Spirit on all humanity; then your sons and your daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams.”
Israel’s false prophets were condemned because the visions did not come from Yahweh at Lev 19:31 “Do not turn to mediums or consult spiritists, or you will be defiled by them; I am the LORD your God.” To be “defiled by them” is to be misled by those that serve the Dragon, (Dawn, Lucifer, The Serpent, Satan the Devil). This does not include those psychics that serve Yahweh. There is a difference as the above Scriptures have pointed out. It is a balance of who is receiving and revealing inspired psychic visions and dreams. If the psychic experience is not from the Holy side, then there is only one other side left that it could be coming from. So, you should follow the advice given at: 1 Timothy 4:1-2 “Now the Spirit explicitly says that in the latter times some will depart from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and the teachings of demons, through the hypocrisy of liars whose consciences are seared.”
Acts 22:17-18 “After I came back to Jerusalem and was praying in the temple complex, I went into a visionary state and saw Him telling me, ‘Hurry and get out of Jerusalem quickly, because they will not accept your testimony about Me!’
Are dreams also considered taboo? Many psychics have them. Consider the following Scripture: Matthew 2:13 “After they were gone, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Get up! Take the child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you. For Herod is about to search for the child to destroy Him.” So you see, it all depends on which side of the coin the psychic experience is coming from. If it was wrong to have a psychic dream, Joseph would not have had that dream.
So how do you know if the information is coming from Yahweh or Satan’s side? 1 John 4:2-3 tells us how. “This is how you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit who confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God. But every spirit who does not confess Jesus is not from God...”
If they do not confess the truth, then you know they are working on Satan’s side of the war because they are in a spiritual war to lead people away from the Truth, not to it. If what the spirit reveals to a psychic, or through a psychic to other listeners, if it does not jive with what is written in the Holy Scriptures, then you know the psychic is working with the wrong side; unless of course, you’re for Satan’s side. Since the Scriptures cited deals with incoming communications from spirits, that alone should tell you that communication with the proper side is permissible. In order to communicate with a spirit, you have to be psychic. If it was wrong to use your inherent abilities to perceive the Spirit Realm communications, then you would not have been endowed with those attributes. Why would Yahweh give you an ability, and then say not to use it? If that had been the case, the inspired writings of His Holy Books - the Word, would not have come into existence. For I tell you, those mortal human writers were indeed psychic in order to receive communications from the Spirit Realm where the spirits exist. Please note how the Books of the Word were given:
2 Peter 1:20, 21 “First of all, you should know this: no prophecy of Scripture comes from one’s own interpretation, because no prophecy ever came by the will of man; instead, moved by the Holy Spirit, men spoke from God.” Being moved by Holy Spirit reveals that the mind had to be able to receive the incoming messages; that’s the mind of a psychic person.
Acts 7:51-53 “You stiff-necked people with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You are always resisting the Holy Spirit; as your forefathers did, so do you. Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? They even killed those who announced beforehand the coming of the Righteous One, whose betrayers and murderers you have now become. You received the law under the direction of angels and yet have not kept it.” Yahweh’s divine inspiration is carried out by His faithful Deputies.
Hebrews 2:2-4 “For if the message spoken through angels was legally binding, and every transgression and disobedience received a just punishment, how will we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was first spoken by the Lord and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him. At the same time, God also testified by signs and wonders, various miracles, and distributions [of gifts] from the Holy Spirit according to His will.” Is our message to you legally binding? “how will we escape if we neglect such a great salvation?” You have been given this message. When you complete it, you free will is your own choice.
Even Jesus Christ was accused of being on Satan’s side. Matthew 12:24 “When the Pharisees heard this, they said, “The man drives out demons only by Beelzebub, the ruler of the demons.” Because Jesus had powers they could not understand, they correlated that he was on the opposing side of Yahweh. Christ is the Greatest Psychic that ever lived. Lets back up two verses: Matthew 12:22-23 “Then a demon-possessed man who was blind and unable to speak was brought to Him. He healed him, so that the man could both speak and see. And all the crowds were astounded and said, “Perhaps this is the Son of David!” The crowd of people recognized that Jesus was from Yahweh, not from the Devil.
Just consider where the psychic gifts come from before you make a judgment call. The Bible itself clearly reveals that two types of psychic people exist; the good, and the bad. In it’s most simplistic view, just as there are good and bad people it would make sense that there are good and bad psychics as well. All I can say is what I myself have experienced during my 36 years on this planet as a Christian. It wasn’t until I was out on my own that I distanced myself from the church (mainly because I thought I’d learned as much as I could in those 18 years of hearing the same scriptures, gospels and sermons year after year after year) that I really started to grow spiritually. While being brought up as a Catholic helped me to develop excellent morals and ethics and a sense of right and wrong, it also left me with a lot of unanswered questions.
When I found Spiritualism things seemed to fall into place because I was seeing that the Spirit Realm does have a place in the Bible. Learning this allowed me the opportunity to explore, learn, grow and experience the both the Spirit Realm and Spirituality. The more I learned through reading and research and asking questions, the more things made sense. Where as in the Catholic faith I still had so many questions gone unanswered; Spiritualism opened up many doors for me. I realized that while what I’d learned in the Catholic faith had value and gave me a wonderful foundation to grow on, it didn’t tell me everything I really wanted to know. Through my study of Spiritualism I also discovered that I had psychic gifts and talents I never knew I had. Finally, I was seeing that Christianity does allow the Spirit Realm to exist, just as it exists all around us here in the physical. They truly do go hand in hand.
Studying Spiritualism and developing these psychic gifts has been like the completion of a circle for me. It’s made me feel like more of a “whole” person. It’s only reinforced what I learned through religion and it has restored my faith in God and a hereafter because many of my questions have now been answered where as before it was strictly based it all being such a big mystery. If it wasn’t in the Bible and couldn’t be explained by a Priest there simply was no answer. That wasn’t enough for me. I knew there had to be more...there had to be truth…and there was! Personally, I’ve always believed that it’s organized religion that separates us as people and cause so much strife. Nobody can agree on who’s right and who’s wrong and these disagreements have caused some of the most horrific acts of war since the beginning of time. It’s those same organized religions that have so badly twisted and misinterpreted the Word that their followers don’t know what to believe any more. The purpose of this book is to shed light on the subject of Christianity and dispel the myths and twisted scriptures that so often serve the purpose of those twisting them and preaching them.
Being psychic is a God given gift. It’s not the same thing as magic or sorcery or witchcraft. This being said, psychics are part of God’s creation and they are part of his plan. It’s up to the individual who possesses these psychic gifts as to how he or she wishes to use them - for good or for evil - using yet another God given gift of free will. People will always fear that which they do not understand and they will always make judgments without understanding the full truth, but to claim that psychics and the supernatural are taboo to Christianity is simply a broad statement and sheer ignorance made by people who do not understand or have misinterpreted the Word.