What Does The Bible Say About Mediums?
What does the Bible say about mediums Spiritist and psychics? The Bible clearly warns us not to consult with mediums Spiritist psychics fortune-teller we’re devoid of old seances yes Ouija boards divination sorcery witchcraft the casting of spells and astrology readings.
These are all forbidden by Scripture, and let me include yoga in that I’m not talking about yoga exercises. We just go through and do the exercises, but people are really into it.
Sooner or later, it gets into meditation. When you’re meditating the things, they want you to meditate on anything other than the Lord God Himself Jehovah God the Lord Jesus the power of the Holy Spirit and Scripture is strictly forbidden Scripture because we’re opening ourselves up to demonic forces.
the Bible, when we seek guidance from mediums, Spiritist psychics, fortune tellers and the like astrological readings, we are trusting in them instead of God. God wants us to look to him alone for our guidance for answers in life and direction.
I say 47:13 says and you need to listen to this thou art we read in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now their Estrella Jers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up and save thee from these things that shall come upon you.
There will be things that will come upon you when you seek the guidance of these things of these spirits and gods strictly for a beard or visit it was a warning against them evil would come upon them for consulting or even listening to those who propagate such things.
Let’s pray briefly. I believe God wants to speak to our hearts because there are many Christians or who claim to be Christians are claimed to be followers of Christ could claim to trust in the Lord that listens to these things that seek these things that they’re kind of many some seemingly innocently that they’re just caught up in the spectacular the sensational it catches their interest.
Let me tell you, what God is separated is spectacular. The Holy Ghost is sensational. He’s a sensation all in them in, and of himself, Jesus is the master. And all demonic spirits must be subject to him.
Jesus sent the disciples out. He says behold I beheld Satan as lightning fall from him behold I give you the power to tread upon serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Luke 10:19 819, but that’s only as we’re going forth in his name proclaiming his word and not proclaiming the word and the guidance of these psychics astrologers spirits.
I’m gonna pray right, father God. I ask you in Jesus’s name to anoint me with power from on high, and I bind all influence over your people. Over their minds and spirits from any type of medium, spiritual psychics fortune tellers are though and the like astrological readings. We take a thirty over it in the name of Jesus, and I’m asking you speak to your people you can see victims concerning these things, and you set them free in the name of Jesus, and I release your spirit and their heart to seek you and you alone. I’m going to usually read many quotes, and I will come, but I’m going to read a bunch of quite a few scriptures concerning this.
But Deuteronomy 18 10 10 and 11 let no one is found among you who practices divination or sorcery your interprets omens engages in witchcraft cast spells or is a medium or a Spiritist or consults the dead.
Let me read that again, let no one is found among you who practices divination sorcery, interprets omens engages in witchcraft casting spells, or is a medium or Spiritist or consults the dead.
Some of you think you guys lost loved ones that are coming back and speaking to you. That’s hogwash. Let me say it clearly. I always two instances in Scripture where someone came back from the dead and spoke to people, and that was two special situations. Anything other than that is demonic forces endeavouring to influence you.
I’ll get to in a minute, but these demonic spirits familiar spirits know quite a bit about you, so they can be bringing deception, and you’re being deceived. Your dark dead loved ones don’t come back and talk to us.
Demonic spirits may seek to if they know where we’re interested in that, and they’ll seek to bring deception and oppression into your life. We’re not to consult with anything but God and him alone and let his spirit guide us. God is an I do run our Exodus 20:5 verse five I the LORD am a jealous God.
God doesn’t want us seeking anything other than him trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not to thine own understanding nor are any of these other things in all thy ways acknowledge him. He shall direct your paths we need be led by the Holy Ghost proverbs 3:5 and six familiar spirits these familiar spirits are God’s enemies, and they’re yours as well the devil is the thief and these estate seeks nothing but are just your destruction.
the thief cometh not before to steal and to kill and to destroy, but I have come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly many people think they’re benefiting from seeking mediums. But these spirits seek only your harm and destruction. God forbids its many people who are seeking these things and are open to them and letting people talk to them about these things to give them so-called messages from lost, dead loved ones etc.
Give me a message getting a message from Estrela logical readings from tarot cards, fortune-telling or whatever it may be. You’ve opened yourself up to demonic spirits and often demonic oppression. In some extreme cases, even demonic possession, beware when you watch and listen to these things.
You are permitting them into your life and in the life of our children and our family members those among your household. They’re seeking to turn you away from the ways of the Lord from the straight and narrow energy into this narrow gate because broad is the way that leads to destruction and many be that enter there at therein. But narrow is the gate that leads to life, and few there be that find it.
Jesus is the narrow gate. There’s no other way Jesus neither is their salvation in any other for there is none other names under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved next for 12 she said I am the way the truth and the life no man cometh unto the father.
But by me John 14:6 now the spirit speaketh expressly that in particular that a lot of times some shall depart from the faith giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils first Timothy 4:1 quit giving heed to the doctrine of Devils but give heed to the doctrine of the Lord.
In Act 13, Paul and Barnabas are on their first missionary journey, and they arrive at the AL. I love Pappas, and the governor of that area, Sergius Paulus, called for them. We wanted to hear about what they were officially want to hear the ways of the Lord, but there was a certain man named bar Jesus or Elemis by interpretation.
Who was a sorcerer, a Spiritist, and he sought to turn them away turn him Oh sir, just pulse away from what Paul and Barnabas were speaking, and they’ll be spirits and evil people seducers. that practice spiritism and the like. They will seek you to turn you away from what I’m saying right now and from the straight way of the Lord.
And the Lord rebuke you, and when he sought to turn them away, Paul looked at him straight in the face straight nines he says you son of all deceit and fraud you enemy of all that is righteous the law rebuke you and God struck him with blindness.
And he had to have others lead him by the way Oh God I’m asking you to strike these evil influences with blindness the have dark heart there lying to the things of God in whom the God of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ who is the image of God should shine into them segments for notice that the God of this world Satan seeks to blind you from the things of God lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ should shine into you.
Still, God verse 6, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
I ask God right now to command His light to shine in you to give you revelation knowledge right now to wreck the holds of these things against you, and Sergius Paulus believed in the world.
It says being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord Oh God give us an astonishment the doctrine of the Lord and stop listening to the doctrine of demons hallelujah to God often we open ourselves up to demonic forces demonic oppression in extreme cases like I said even demonic oppression and often bring a curse upon ourselves by fiddling with these things that God strictly forbids the Bible calls them familiar spirits.
And they’re called familiar spirits for a reason most of us believe and know that God has Angelica spirits attached to us talking about children. They’re angels dooby-doo continually behold the faces of my father, which is in heaven. Jesus is there.
But Satan always brings in counterfeit, and when you’re involved in these things, when you’re open to these things. When you listen to people, they’re involved in these things you’re allowing your seeking you’re allowing a counterfeit instead of the truth Wayne, instead of letting the Spirit of God lead you and speak to you and guide you.
These are Satan is the counterfeit brings in the counterfeit, and he has demonic spirits attached people are not attached to them necessarily. But watching them, so he knows what’s going on in our lives, how often these spiritus mediums and psychics and fortune-tellers get information that they know at least elements about our lives.
Because Satan has the devil has demonic spirits watching over us. So they know what’s going on. They know what’s happening in our life. So they can bring in things that and bring that this brings in deception into our lives. But he does not know the thought and intent of our hearts.
God does Satan can’t reveal that God can tell God knows our down sittings and our uprisings he knows all that he knows our going in or going out he knows the very thought and intent of our heart. That’s why we need to be seeking Him.
These are familiar spirits. They seek nothing. But our heart, God, wants us to have a full and productive life. But Satan and these demonic forces seek our doom, destruction and deception.
So I jump said beloved belief, not every spirit but try the spirits whether they are of God because many false prophets are gone out into the world these are false prophets false spirits doctrines of devils that are going out into the world we need to stop participating in such stuff listening to people who are involved in this stop listening to fortune-tellers for mediums from Spiritist when you do you open yourself up. You give a devil a foothold in your life.
We’re not giving place to the devil visions for 27 neither give place to the devil place is the top post means regional calorie room the place of person to place occupies. We give them a place to occupy in our lives instead we’re to be occupying need to give place to the devil instead word every place whereon the soles of your feet your tread shall be yours same word in the Greek Septuagint of the Old Testament top places topples.
We’re to be taking the ground instead of giving the devil and the enemy ground in our lives. We’re to be the ones that occupy God wants you to occupy. Still, you can’t do it as long as we’re involved and participating with mediums Psychics Spiritus fortune-telling, etc., like those consulting to death the Bible forbids it.
But I’m afraid to let says the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness your minds should be lettuce no see craftiness he’s crafty. so subtle beyond all the beasts of the field to the heirs all demonic forces list as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness your minds he tax your mind should be led astray your interest the spectacular.
the sensational list your mind should be led astray from the simplicity and purity of the gospel. Jesus for Vini pre-cum preaching another Jesus whom we’ve not preached, or you receive a different spirit whichever not receive our different Gospels.
You have not accepted notice that a different spirit you have not received stops receiving these different spirits and invites the spirit of the Living God, the Holy Ghost under your life and pastors you need to begin to warm yourself. Often Christians, some of them well-meaning, are caught up in sensationalism, those who claim to follow Christ and dabble in these things.
And they’re there. God is not leading them, and they’re being deceived. You need to warn your people that’s 20:28 take heed under all the [ __ ] over which the Holy Ghost has made you overseers Grievous fools whether in not sparing the flock even from your own mislead men arise speaking perverse things to draw away disciples ‘even these people are speaking perverse things perverse to the gospel instead when they come your way you need to rebuke them.
Say I don’t want to hear that. Stay away from me with that garbage. Get out of my life. I have nothing to do with you. These people are being deceived or deceived in many cases. And think their predictions of stuff of bringing good into people’s lives.
So many are deceived, thinking that they’re getting some kind of enlightenment, and they even have tried to portray it’s like it’s God, and some know exactly what they’re doing.
They’re not deceived. They’re just seeking to deceive, but either one, whether they’re deceived, or they know exactly what they’re doing, they’re there to deceive you and to lead you astray to lead you off the path of the Lord.
Nonetheless, these are all the sources of the same spirits of darkness when you consult these things. When you listen to these things, you’re listening to the spirits of darkness, demonic spirits, and the doctrine of the devil’s, and it needs to stop.
Let me share with you a few scriptures that will close out do let Leviticus 20 or Leviticus 19 31 give no regard to listening to this give this is God’s Word do you Leviticus 19 31 you can get on our outline and copy this off.
But give no regard to mediums or familiar spirits do not seek after being defiled by them. They are defiling you. I am the Lord your God he wants to be your God Leviticus 20 verse 6 the person who turns to mediums and familiar spirits to prostitute themselves with him.
I set my face against that person and cut him off from the people from his people. There is that when you turn to mediums and familiar spirits, you’re prostituting yourself with them, and God says. I will set my face against that person my most of them believe in God. You know what? God set your face his face against you.
But if you mess with these things, you will that’s God’s word I didn’t say that I didn’t put that the book God did [ __ ] with God about it Deuteronomy 18 for the nation’s you will dispossess. Listen to those who practice sorcery and divination.
But as for you, the Lord your God has not permitted you to do. So that you are not doing so by the permission of God, it’s not of God for Sammy 28 3 speaking of uh after Samuel died saul was still king. But God had rejected him, the king, and I’ll get to that a minute. Now Samuel had died, and all Israel had lamented for him and buried him, and Rama and Saul put away the mediums and the Spiritist out of the land noticed that he put away the mediums and Spiritist out of the land.
You need to put away the mediums and Spiritist out of your land, and we have tarot cards, Ouija board, anything like that in our house need put it out of your land put it out of your house later on God had rejected soft being king. Because of his disobedience and he was in trouble, and he didn’t know what to do.
So he went his [ __ ] talk to Samuel. So he consulted mediums, and what she knows this first semi 28:9 he went to this woman whom he secretly knew was the spiritus then the woman said to him look you know what same saw has done she didn’t know and saw he disguised himself often do demonic forces will disguise himself to come at you.
Now he has cut off the mediums and Spiritist from the land why then do you lay a snare – for my life that calls me to die and saw again trying to see her. he was desperate many times we’re desperate often because we weave walking away from the path of Lord.
We’re desperate to hear some here’s some insight our guidance or direction, and we go to the wrong source and some gun to their source, and he says no I’m not gonna tell anybody will keep this to be our secret, and she begins to do her conjuring trying to conjure Samuel.
And I want you to notice she knew that she was conjuring up a demonic representation of Samuel. But in this case, God intervened, and the real Samuel came up and rebuilt saw. God does the same with you when you consult these things there’s a rebuke to you the only other time that people ignore I die appeared a body wasn’t in the Transfiguration with Moses, and Elijah appeared with Jesus and Peter.
James and John were just caught up with McCain in the glory of the coming kingdom, and that was giving them a gift glimpse of the turn of the eternal kingdom. the kingdom to come these are the except two rare exceptions the dead do not come to speak to you and anybody trying to conjure up the dead to speak to you are saying the dead gave them some type of work for you.
It’s not God. It’s a demonic representation of the person they’re claiming to convey a message from the second Kings 21-6 says. He also he Manasseh made his sons pass through the fire practice Hussein used witchcraft and consulted with mediums with Spiritist and mediums gnosis consulted with spirits and mediums he did much evil in the sight of the Lord.
When we consult with mediums and spirits were doing evil in sight Lord, he did much evil in the sight of the Lord to provoke him to anger we’re doing evil in the sight of the Lord.
And I get this a minute when we cover this passage in second chronicles second Kings 23 24 no said moreover just Josiah put away those have consulted with mediums and spiritualists need to put them away and the household gods and idols and all the abominations that were seen in the land of Judah.
And in Jerusalem that he might perform the words of the Lord we got to put him away to be able to perform the words of Lord which were written in the book that have Kyah the priest found in the house Lord now, he has thrown him all away and notices what he did as you read the account decided was a young king and the yoke. I found the book of the law, and he had in him read it.
He gathered all the people and had him read it to them both from men, women and their children. From daylight to dusk, they stood and listened to the word of the Lord. We can’t listen to a 30-minute massage on the from the word. they listened to the word being read all day long, and God brought revival 2nd chronicles this is a repeat of second Kings 21 6 second round is 33 6.
Also he Manasseh calls his sons to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom. He did much evil in the sight of the Lord to provoke him to anger. He practised sue using witchcraft and sorcery and consulted mediums and Spiritist.
God is provoked to anger against his people are people who claim to trust in the Lord claim to believe in him consulting sue sane witchcraft sorcery consulting with mediums and spirits.
It provokes him to anger he’s tired of it needs to stop we need to seek Him. and him alone I say at 1819 would they say to you this is warning it when they say to you people come saying these things.
When they say to you, seek those who are mediums and wizards or spiritus. Who whisper and mutter should not seek their God shouldn’t you be seeking God instead of seeking these things shouldn’t you be seeking him.
Should they seek the dead on behalf of the living people are seeking the dead and listen to so-called the dead that they so call it as they claim these demonic impersonators of the lost loved one seeking the dead on behalf of the living may have given you a message should not a people seek their God shouldn’t you seek your Lord stop listening these things are start seeking God glory be to God.
God wants our complete devotion. It will devote to him he’ll appear to us he’ll guide us he’ll direct us, and it’ll bring good into our lives. But when we seek these things, we provoke the Lord to anger. And we open ourselves up to demonic forces, the spirits of darkness we wrestle not against flesh and blood.
But against principalities against powers against the rulers of the dark world against spiritual wickedness in high places fashion 6:12 right before that but Paul said my brethren finally be strong in the Lord the power is my very spirits were fighting against were war with we’re consulting.
When we do these things and give them the in the road to defeat you in the battles that are ahead, but if you’ll start seeking the Lord should not a people seek their God for I know the thoughts that I think toward you says the Lord thoughts of peace and not of evil not of calamity that’s God’s purpose to give you and expected in then.
If you do this, then should you call upon me, and you should go and pray into me, and I will hearken unto you you shall seek me. And find me when you search for me with all of your heart. Let’s begin to seek the face of God, turn away from these things that God is forbidden that are hell-bent on your destruction, and seek the Lord who plans to prosper you and not to harm you.
That’s why he forbids us from these things warns us against them cuz they’re bent on our evil on our destruction on our deception. They are deceived and being deceived who bring us these messages.