by Neil Anderson
Do not turn to mediums or spiritists; do not seek them out to be defiled by them
Where do mediums and spiritists get their “amazing” information and insights? Many of them are demonic channelers, but much of what is called “spiritism” and “psychic phenomena” is no more than clever illusion. These so-called spiritists give what is referred to as “cold readings.” You go to them for advice or direction, and they ask you a few simple, leading questions. Based on the information you give, they make general observations which are probably true of most people in your situation. But you’re so impressed with the accuracy of their “revelations” that you start tipping them off to all kinds of details which they can fabricate into their “reading.” This is not demonic; it’s just mental and verbal sleight-of-hand.
But the mediums and spiritists that God warned against in Leviticus and Deuteronomy were not con artists, but people who possessed and passed on knowledge which didn’t come through natural channels of perception. These people have opened themselves up to the spirit world and have become channels of knowledge from Satan. The charlatan with his phony cold readings is only interested in bilking you of your money. But the false knowledge and direction which comes from Satan through a medium is intended to bilk you of your spiritual vitality and freedom.
There’s big money in psychic/con artist operations, and a lot of magicians are raking it in. Many people crave to know something extra about their lives and their future, and they will pay handsomely if they think you can give them the inside information they desire.
When a psychic claims to have contacted the dead, don’t believe it. When a psychologist claims to have regressed a client back to a former existence through hypnosis, don’t believe it. When a New Age medium purports to channel a person from the past into the present, realize that it is nothing more than a familiar spirit or the fraudulent work of a con artist.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, You are the way, the truth and the life. I renounce any power or revelation from any other source than You.