Christianity -- Christian Living/prophet vs Christian psychic

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Gene wrote at 2007-06-27 20:36:16
Hello:



I am a pastor and have dealt a LOT with individuals who are demon posessed and/or have psychic abilities.  I'll just lay out a bunch of data:



1. Everyone can have psychic abilities.



2. Psychic abilities can be developed - although most techniques simply open the door for the devil to invade your life.  Just like you can practice listening to music and develop your physical ear to distinguish certain sounds, you can develop psychic abilities.



3. Some people are born with more psychic ability than others.  Just like some people are born with better musical ears than others.



Now by psychic ability - what am I talking about?  I'm talking about "hearing and seeing into the spiritual world'.  



We all have spiritual antennas that will receive information from the spirit world.  Ideally a Christian wants information from the Holy Spirit - but they sometimes receive data from evil spirits and are fooled.



A person, seeing and hearing in the spirit world, will receive information from the spirit world.  Obviously this information comes from spirits, but which ones?



Just recently a man came to me for help because of the images that flash in his mind.  Images of accurate information, sometimes dealing with the future.  This man did not want this information.  I explained what I stated above and prayed over him and bound all demons from supplying the man with information.  I talked with him three weeks later and he said the images haven't occured since the prayer.  Now I tell him it's time to start tuning in to the Word of God and start hearing the Holy Spirit.  With his spirit hearing/vision ability he could become a mighty force for God - but he needs to learn some spiritual authority first so that he can control who he receives the information from.



One man, demon posessed, could see demons in the spiritual world.  The man had received two of his eleven demons at the age of two.  Once he was delivered he could see demons AND angels in the spirit world.  The man's psychic abilities had been honed over his entire life because he was forced into spiritual encounters at the age of two.



You can definitely go down the wrong path with psychic abilities and encounter the devil looking like a guide or angel.  It is imperative that you know how to determine what you are dealing with.  



There are many stories today about people who have angelic visitations.  They tell everything on T.V. and in their books about what happend.  And yet I've never heard one tell about how they tested to see if the spirit was from God or not.  The Bible warns that Satan will look and act like an angel to deceive people.  



Hope this helps.



Pastor Gene  


Mike wrote at 2007-06-28 05:56:13
The Bible does state to try the spirits:   1 John 4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.



The Bible also states spiritual gifts:   1 Cor 12:1-11

12:1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant: 2 You know that you were Gentiles, carried away to these dumb idols, however you were led. 3 Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed, and no one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit. 4 There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. 6 And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. 7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: 8 for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, 10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11 But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.



So their are many spirits in this world. Please do not confuse any with the Holy Spirit. Their are also many gifts. Make sure its from the Spirit of God, and not a familier spirit.



Yes I do believe God gives some prophecies,words of wisdom, Knowledge, toungues..... so on and so forth, but If you are thinking they come from you, or anything away from God Do not believe it or be enticed by it. Pray about it. Seek the kingdom of God 1st!!!



Matt 6:33-34 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.



As for KJV, and its other Tranlations. Becarefull, and prayfull about which you choose. The KJV is also a Translation of the original 1611 KJV. The original is pretty much unreadable compared to modern english.



God bless

Mike  


Gene wrote at 2007-06-28 11:54:24
Hello:

I am a pastor and have dealt a LOT with individuals who are demon posessed and/or have psychic abilities.  I'll just lay out a bunch of data:



1. Everyone can have psychic abilities.



2. Psychic abilities can be developed - although most techniques simply open the door for the devil to invade your life.  Just like you can practice listening to music and develop your physical ear to distinguish certain sounds, you can develop psychic abilities.



3. Some people are born with more psychic ability than others.  Just like some people are born with better musical ears than others.

Now by psychic ability - what am I talking about.  I'm talking about "hearing and seeing into the spiritual world'.  



We all have spiritual antennas that will receive information from the spirit world.  Ideally a Christian wants information from the Holy Spirit - but they sometimes receive data from evil spirits and are fooled.



A person, seeing and hearing in the spirit world, will receive information from the spirit world.  Obviously this information comes from spirits, but which ones.



Just recently a man came to me for help because of the images that flash in his mind.  Images of accurate information, sometimes dealing with the future.  This man did not want this information.  I explained what I stated above and prayed over him and bound all demons from supplying the man with information.  I talked with him three weeks later and he said the images haven't occured since the prayer.  Now I tell him it's time to start tuning in to the Word of God and start hearing the Holy Spirit.  With his spirit hearing/vision ability he could become a mighty force for God - but he needs to learn some spiritual authority first so that he can control who he receives the information from.



One man, demon posessed, could see demons in the spiritual world.  The man had received two of his eleven demons at the age of two.  Once he was delivered he could see demons AND angels in the spirit world.  The man's psychic abilities had been honed over his entire life because he was forced into spiritual encounters at the age of two.



You can definitely go down the wrong path with psychic abilities and encounter the devil looking like a guide or angel.  It is imperative that you know how to determine what you are dealing with.  



There are many stories today about people who have angelic visitations.  They tell everything on T.V. and in their books about what happend.  And yet I've never heard one tell about how they tested to see if the spirit was from God or not.  The Bible warns that Satan will look and act like an angel to deceive people.  

Hope this helps.



Pastor Gene  


Mandy wrote at 2008-03-21 18:10:26
it says for those who have ears to hear, well we all have ears, to hear what the spirit is saying.. its true that we should ask for the greatest gifts, such as the spirit of prophecy ! If you have that gift, that is awesome i know some people use that gift for the wrong purposes, it is supposed to be used to exhort and encourage the Body ! Blessing be with you !


Tyrinaniel wrote at 2008-04-03 02:48:18
I understand this feeling completely. Before, I used to think "prophet" meant someone who told the future, but it took awhile to realize that prophets, back then, were helping to grow the church.  The church is a mystery after all.  I've always believed that God gave his children spiritual skills that aren't to be viewed as "mystical." We can help edify our fellow believers by sensing things with our spirit.  



Growing up I was told I had a sensitive spirit and a soft heart.  Later on I noticed things about me that were different from everyone else.  I could look in someone's eyes, know they were lying, or being very truthful.  Odd enough, I've had a few instances when I knew someone was dead, but didn't know who.  Information about a person can randomly come to me, and I'm not really trying.  It's been a major help as I'm involved in the music ministry at my church.  When someone seems dangerous to the church family, I know immediately who it is.  I can feel a person's emotional pain even if I'm not with them.



You and your daughter have an amazing gift, but I wouldn't pass it around to everyone. I feel that God wants us to give Him the glory, and in turn He will bless us.  Use your gift to help others, but be silent about what you do.  You will know the people you can share it with because it will naturally come to you.


..... wrote at 2008-05-19 18:15:31
First of All, being a witch has NOTHING to do with being a Psychic.  Being a witch is if you are in the religion of Wicca.



Everybody can be psychic.  Its being able to feel people's intentions, intuition, presence, sometimes their deaths.



If anybody... including any Christian says that this is the work of the 'devil' they are delusional.


hoodie wrote at 2008-06-22 02:52:04
There is quite a difference between being 'psychic' and being 'prophetic'. The difference is the 'source' of the information. Many people do not believe that God has Christian Prophets.. well 'I'm one' and Have been one all my life. The bible speaks of the revelatory and prophetic gifting as 'Discerning of Spirits', 'Word of Knowledge' and 'Word of Wisdom'. There are so many concepts to get into to ensure that which you are feeling is actually prophetic or psychic phenomenon. There's many facets to this subject. I would love to get into it with you, because it's such an important thing to find your life's calling. If you are interested, then respond on this database and I'll find a way to get in touch with you.


kay cooper wrote at 2008-08-07 00:48:39
Hello I just read your reply to this obviously very confused Lady and felt it a little harsh.  This lady is seeking guidance from a loving caring group and you seem to be condemning her.  I believe the Bible to be the word of God not a big stick with which to smack people.  God is a God of love and I am sure he understands that she is trying to do the right thing.  She is afraid of this thing happening to her and does not want to offend God.  She is seeking to please God, not get your permission to do the wrong thing.  Give her a break, show some compassion for is therefore no more condemnation for those who are in Christ.


john barrymore wrote at 2008-09-24 02:46:45
yes you can be a psychic and have a close walk with god. i do. i am not a student of theology. but i was raised in a good Christian family, as i grew i turned away from god and have since returned to him. but in the intervening years i was initiated into wicca, and have trained with multiple psychics.



your and your daughters gifts are just that gifts to be used and cherished in his works. like any gift be that of psychic power, great intelligence or physical strength, its how you use it that matters in the lord eyes, if you approach those gifts with faith, courage and love in your heart. then you truly do gods will.



remember no mater how far you may wander from him he is always with you.


JeffreyChristian wrote at 2008-11-02 10:59:11
I think you are gifted in the prophetic. That this is an gift of the Holy Spirit. You can find out more about this by reading a book "You May All Prophesy" by Denny Cramer. You can also find out more at Morning Star Ministries web site, search it or Rick Joyner.

Gods best to you and your daughter.


Heidi wrote at 2009-05-04 12:26:36
Hello,

     I have a slightly different perspective on this to Brother Kit above, although I respect what he is saying and agree with some parts of his argument. I agree with him that everything done has to build up the church in some way or another, although I would not go so far as to say that 'prophecy does not predict the future'. If we believed that, we'd have to cut out half of the book of Isaiah from our bible, not to mention Ezekiel, Joel, ...the list goes on, containing both the major and minor prophets. Some might say 'ah but the gifts of the spirit are not for today' OR 'the gifts of the spirit do not operate in the same powerful way as in biblical times'. That belief is called cessationism- and I find no warrant for it in the bible. There is no indication that God has reduced the power available to believers- on the contrary, now in Christ we are 'blessed with all spiritual blessings in the heavenly places' (Eph 1v3); and in Hebrews, the contrast between the old and new covenants couldn't be more clearly- now we can pass through the veil into the holy place.

If you are a committed Christian, and have devoted your life to the Lord, then hallelujah if you have some gifts of the spirit operating in your life. If you have any doubts about the origin of your gifting, take it to the Lord in prayer. Give yourself entirely to the Lord (Rom 12v1)- declare that your body is His temple, to be used by Him only, and that demonic powers have no place in your ministry. Declare also that the blood of Christ has cleansed you and is protecting you and your family. You mentioned you prayed with other tongues- please do this more, every day, as through it the Lord will build up your spirit and sharpen your gift of discernment.

Hope this helps, and God bless you in your ministry for Him.


God my Judge-not man wrote at 2009-08-29 23:02:02
You know, I am a Christian, rather follower of 'the Way' of Yahshua, unfortunately the modern label of 'christian' is rife with spiritual self-rightous-ego, ignorance and spiritual abuse by many, ...some actually believing what they  are doing is 'right'... sincerly (and something not sincerely) being 'very wrong'.



I find the answer by 'Bro Kit' ignorant and based on a very narrow and limited vision and understanding. What God has created man/woman with, spiritual gifts, and POTENTIALS on the higher and more ordinary levels, he has done so in 'HIS IMAGE'.



May people have intuitive and to a degree 'for want of better words' 'psychic' or 'out of ordinary' gifts, call it 'spiritual sensitivity'....



To demonize someone because of this is attacking the Image of God in them and DOWNRIGHT WRONG!!!



I have seen much ignorance attacks on spiritual and physical levels to the point that I have felt some so called 'christians' are more dangerious spiritual and under demonic influence that some others.



Witchcraft is using/developing the supernatural in the spirit of darkness and rebellion, using evil and rebellious spirits and the symbols, signs and incantations that go with it...., MANY CHRISTIANS, actually practise 'christianised witchcraft' by directly collectively thier 'soul-prayers' to control and influence others spiritually AGAINST THIER WILL, ... this is operating the the spirit of witchcraft which offends the Image of God in the form of 'free will' which even God does not violate. Who are they to dictate and start controlling others like that. They are basically using 'occult principles' in christianised dressing.



I would say to this person asking the question: The bible speaks of prophets and 'seers'. Draw on the true Spirit of God, and let Him develop your spiritual gifts and talents, in real terms, and ask for the Spirit of Truth. You will SEE who is who and what is what, and actually through the 'facade' of some of these false and/or ignorant Christians. Develop what God has given you and do NOT let the ignorant push you out of Christianity into new age or occult realms that are dangerious to develop your talents. Read the bible and avoid mainstream  false christian spirits and such churches, and above all CONNECT WITH AND PRAY TO GOD. Use your abilities to CONNECT WITH HIM FIRST AND CALL ON HIM TO DO HIS WILL TRROUGH THEM AND DEDICATE YOUSELF AND YOUR ABILITIES TO HIM IN THE NAME OF YAHSHUA (JESUS)....,and dont ask the ignorant for advice, who have no refernce point of your experience in real terms, they will just condemn what they dont understand,... , and above all DISCERN TRUE AND FALSE SPIRITS BY THE RUACH HA KODESH, (HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD), you will notice some so called 'prophets' are nothing more then 'mediums'...let God develop your 'psychic into HIS SPIRTUAL' and use you for HIS KINGDOM>>>>...take care and shalom, God be with you....


Sam wrote at 2009-10-07 01:35:35
I know it has been two years since you first posted your question, but I think I might be able to help you. I am not going to claim that I know the exact answer you are looking for, but I can claim that my answer comes from experience with the world, the Bible, and my relationship with Jesus.



I was a practicing Wiccan before I came to Jesus, and the 3 passages on witchcraft speak to me in a way that will speak differently to a person who never had worshiped a false idol. I think the proper term of what you and your daughter are having isn't psychic, but Visions. I understand what you mean about the difference between psychics, predictions, and being given visions, so let me try and explain what I have come to know:



There are two type of predictions: Holy and non-holy (or pyschic). Holy predictions come directly from God; these 'predictions' are God divulging God's knowledge of the future to us -- we call this a prophecy. Non-holy, or psychic, prediction comes from a person attempting to have the knowledge of God. It requires that the person is attempting to 'see into the future'.

A psychic will claim the power of seeing into the future as their own. Vision is the gift (often considered a curse by those that have it) of being shown information about what is or what will happen if certain things occur. The key difference between prophesy, psychic prediction, and vision: prophesy says it WILL happen and claims no power, psychic prediction says it WILL happen and claims the power, and vision says it MIGHT happen if certain things happen.



I hope this helps you, my friend.



Sister in Christ,

Sam




Brent Sherman wrote at 2009-12-28 01:04:40
There are similar terms that are used by low level spiritists and also the high level "prophets" we read of in the Bible.

The bible condemns seeking "mediums that cheep and gibber" (from the low spirit world)_.

But God (Who is a spirit), constantly says, "Inquire of Me".

We read in 1st Jn 4:1-6 that we are to test the spirits (plural) when seeking God in trance.

Also we read in Hebrews 1:14 that angels are ministering spirits sent by God to teach.

The prophet Elijah was guided by God's holy spirits to condemn the actions of the evil prophets (mediums) of Baal in Queen Jezebel's time.

 The gifts are the same, whether of clairevoyance (seeing spirits), claireaudience (hearing spirits), telepathy (reading thoughts), or of spiritual trance where a spirit speaks through the human (Pentecost -in Bible). Christ, the highest of spirits ever created by God had all of these abilities when He was on earth as Jesus, to the highest degree ever attainable by a human.

 It depends on the level of the spirit world you want to reach. God's spirits (living). or the spirits separated from God (the dead).

Read: "Communication with the Spirit World of God - It's Laws and Purpose" by Johannes Greber (amazon $14). Fantastic book that in 443 pages will teach you all you may want to know, including how to conduct a Christian prayer meeting to develop 'gifts of the spirit" and to "Inquire of God" directly.

good luck


Victoria wrote at 2010-02-15 21:51:49
Hi, I guess you posted this question a long time ago. However today is the first I'm reading it.



Psychic abilities are NOT of God, they are when ungodly spirit take information and give it to a person, then boost the person into believing it is something they have.



However God gifts people with prophetic abilities. Even as we read about the old testament prophets, God will uses these attributes in His select for ministry today. A prophet is NOT the same as someone who is used in the gifting such as a word of knowledge, a word of edification or a word of prophesy in the church setting. God can move upon anyone who is willing to be used for that, however God does set aside the 5 fold ministry some to be apostles, some to be evangelists, some to be pastors, some to be teachers, some to be prophets.



God has used me in the public setting in the giftings as He don't many a servant in our church, but God has also used me in a prophetic ministry. I do believe that if yo have been set aside to be a prophet it is quite possible your daughter has been too, I forget the mans name, but scripture speaks of a man who has daughters and all of them where prophetesses. My mother and my sister (neither or whom serve God) and they have gifts, my mother had hers as a child (as did I) and she didn't like it not serving the LORD and not understanding she found a way to suppress it as a young woman I abused my gift, then I came to Christ and suppressed it for a while until God started to use me. My sister has only recently found hers, and as with Simon the sourcer is seeking her own glory (Not serving God either). I believe that the calling is on our lives, and if we we're meant to have a specific degisnation (such as a prophet) we will have it anyway, but it is up to us who we will serve. I only use my gift as a Prophetess as and when I am called on by the LORD. God as used me to speak of future events, he has used me to tell a person the thoughts that went through their head as well as interpret dreams, but I always give God the glory knowing that it is Not me, but Him who is doing the work, I am merely a vessel that He is able to used. Because I place His gift in me, back to Him to use, I don't worry about ungodly spirits trying to use me. I truly hope this helps and that you will continue to allow God to use you.



In His Service.

V.


Priscilla wrote at 2010-02-22 12:43:49
AMEN VICTORIA AMEN!!! HELEMAAL MEE EENS. Mensen verwarren paranormaal en profetisch met elkaar. paranormaal = van satan en PROFETISCH IS VAN GOD!!!



Liefs,

Priscilla  


Baatman wrote at 2010-03-27 08:11:01
I feel there is good counsel in the responses. The old adage applies: 'eat the meat and spit out the bones'. Not many bones here though.

As far as a definition of 'witchcraft goes, I found the following simple definition to be the best for me over the years: "Witchcraft is using a spiritual authority that's not the Holy Spirit'. That should help clear up much confusion (and elicit more questions, good). I hope that makes sense and helps. God is good.


all paths though Jesus wrote at 2010-04-08 00:17:53
I Totally agree with 'GOD MY JUDGE' im a Newborn-Christian and a spiritually GIFTED person.. I believe "CHRISTIANS"

sometime give religion a bad name.. hellfire and all that! We know GOD is a wrathful GOD! But if you haven't heard HE's Also A GOD Of Love!!! And the God I know isn't going too condemn me For The Gifts HE blessed me with.. I came to this page looking for others like me>> I found myself reading a answer By BroKit "that made me sick" how can man of God be so simple-minded!! And sweetheart you and your daughter! God is the only "Person" that can help you manage your gifts in the rightway! In time your gift will progress if you progress knowledge in God its been almost ten years with me and I've still have wet-feet.,. always amazed with the things i know, hear or even see  the good thing is when you know you know! I know my purpose!! i know my future!! a blessing and burden all in one! but nevertheless it is what it is> predestination i surrendered my will to God and he gave me Gifts beyond any understanding!! gifts that maybe a certain Man might wanna look in-tooooo before he starts bashing people with fire and brimstone

Peace be Still


friend wrote at 2010-07-23 02:00:31
Just thought that everyone should know that Brother Kit was a sexual offender. I did some research about him online and it seems he may have abused a child. He was convicted in FL. He passed away in March of this year. I thought it was interesting that I saw a post by him on a dating website that said he liked younger women. That coupled with the sexual offender raised an eyebrow from me. I now will not be spending anymore time reading his posts.


Prophet wrote at 2010-07-26 12:09:27
One just does not use the word psychic in the same sentence as Prophet, The true Prophets and Seers get their guidance and instruction directly from God, but psychics get their information from dead spirits and this is an abomination in the eyes of God, so don't even try to compare the two as they are so far apart as the east is from the west and in between is the Blood of Jesus Christ sacrificed on the Cross for our sins and redemption.


Christian wrote at 2010-07-29 14:33:20
I find this answer inaccurate, as there are many dreams mentioned in the bible which were prophetic in nature, true premonitions of future events.  Not everything is witchcraft!  You have REAL prophets in the bible, even John the Baptist foretold of the coming of Christ.  Not sure where people get the idea everything paranormal is evil.  


bleuglass wrote at 2010-09-27 22:45:14


Yes you can be a christian and have the prophetic gifting.  I recommend contacting churches in the HIM -Harvest International Ministries network of churches  to find a church near you that has classes to help you grow in your spiritual gift.  Call HIM and ask about a church.  You need to watch out for cultic practices and churches that do not display the fruits of the spirit that you see in Galations 5.

Also John Paul Jackson has some great books and CDs to help you grow.



I have the gift and have found great mentoring in my church.


Petunia wrote at 2010-12-08 22:14:24
I can say that I have stumbled across this website but I know better than that. My Lord knows that I am searchng for answers and has given me a bit of help. I have dreams & visions. I know what other people are thinking and I KNOW things. I've been this way since I was a child and so has my sister. Our father is the same way as my grandmother is also. I am a firm believer in Christ and accept Jesus as my Lord and saviour. I am on a quest to find my purpose in life and these gifts I have I give my God the glory and believe that they are from Him. I have only begun to change and struggle everyday to turn from sin. I feel like I am in the battle of my life at the moment and it is very important at this time that I find the right road to travel. My visions do come true, from seeing the future, dream intrepretation and knowing what others think. It terrifies me but I call on strength from my Lord and ask for His guidance in all of this. I believe with my faith in Him I will be able to help others when He is ready to ask me and I will be a willing vessel.


God's Child wrote at 2011-01-03 19:16:31
Please ignore that person who responded to your question. They probably mean well, but, they don't have the slightest idea of how God works or who he choses. This person is only going by what they've heard. Your gift is a special one from the God himself and he is using you. You and your daughter were chosen to do his will.


ReverendQ wrote at 2011-04-15 11:21:24
Blessings Saints!



This is Reverend Quenton. I am glad you asked this questions sister.



Allow me to elaborate. I am a Licensed and Ordained Minister of the Gospel. I was saved and baptized in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost at age 16. I was Ordained at 21 and Licensed at 27 in the Pentecostal faith. (Now that we got all the qualifiers out of the way...)



Let those who have an ear to hear, listen.



I am a full-time, Prophet/Psychic/Seer.



I do not practice Witchcraft (which is a religion, not a series of acts).



I am a Christian Psychic.



The terms Prophet and Psychic are almost synonymous. A psychic is a modern term for a prophet of old. They called these gifted men and women Prophets because they recognized that all ability comes from God.



James 1:17 - "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights..."



1 Corinthians 12:4-11 - "Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. 6And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. 7But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. 8For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; 9To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 10To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: 11But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will."



Understand Sister... You are "able to do all things through Christ who strengthens you."



I serve the Lord and bless humanity with my gifts. I operate as an Oracle of God (1 Peter 4:11) - "If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen."



Your ministry is to help people with your gift. To help them see beyond their stuff that is keeping them trapped in Emotionalism, Chaos, Confusion, Reprobate Mind, etc.



Continue to do your work with the abilities that God has given you, that God may be glorified in all things through Jesus Christ.



I love you in Christ name!



Blessings!



Reverend Q!

The Master Oracle

http://www.AskTheOracleNow.com

qcandoit@gmail.com  


P.Day wrote at 2011-04-15 22:33:35
Hi.

i wanted to lend you a different perspective on the psychic/prophet scenario. i too have frequent deja vu and sometimes know when things will happen before they do. i had a dream my aunt died before anyone knew she did, and i had a strong feeling my baby cousin would be born on April 4th, which she was, among other thing. those more mature in the spirit say they know i have a heightened sense of discernment also. as i've gotten older, my deja vu is less frequent. sometimes, i never have it, and then a week later, its constant! i asked my mom (who is an ordained elder) about the psychic/prophet thing a few year ago. she said that the thing that perverts prophet ability is when one who has been blessed uses their gift for their own benefit/gratification (money, status, praise) and not for God's glory. i honestly think that is true. if there was wrong in prophesying, our gracious and loving God would not give us that gift. it would be like sentencing us to hell! and we know thats not the God we serve. thats my view on it.



ALSO:

please be aware of the tricks of the enemy. Jesus him self, in Luke 4:12 said "Do not put the Lord your God to the test." you do not need to prove to any man what the Lord has blessed you with. God knows the gift he has given and the measure he has given them. i strongly suggest you not pray to God about anything to prove something to a person. what God wants you to know he will tell you.

the enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy, and he is crafty! do not be pressured to accept from or conform to others. we all have our own personal beliefs and views in our Christian walk. we must do what the spirit leads us to do. pray and fast and seek God on the subject.



i hope i helped!


cackles 68 wrote at 2011-06-11 08:59:56
this is interesting i was born . hsp highly sensitive person i have deep understanding of things around me i have a few gifts like decerment wisdom and more i find that walking with GOD opens us up to his realm where our gifts now are bringing glory to his kingdom dont go throwing the baby out with the bath water if a person truly walks in the light of christ all will be showen to them what to keep and what to let go off.  


Olga wrote at 2011-09-10 04:26:48
Hello...

I just read this conversation, and am curious; did she prove her gifts from God?


lz wrote at 2011-12-11 03:20:13
i dont know what kind of BS this guy is telling u but i will say god gave us the gifts of spirit though the holy spirit to be used by all who belive, a house devided against itself can not stand. if the information u and ur daughter recive is good it has to come from a good place...simple as that u are not being evil or unfaithful to god by listening to his voice. if u find the information ur recive is not good or helpful it may come from another place...dispise not prophesising, prove all things, hold fast that which is good.


Ruth wrote at 2012-01-02 23:14:21
I am in 2012 reading the post and I believe that all gifts come from God. I also believe that Satan can use those same gifts to trip the people of God. People don't be so quick to judge then through away when God didn't give the final decision. I have the same gifts of interpretating dreams, intercessory prayer in many tongues, visions (depending on peoples choices), discerning of spiirts, wisdom and seeing in the spiritual world (demons and angels). I've personally had this gift since I was little and was told. That I was speaking nonsense. I have finally understand that to see into the spirit world is to be a watchman to be a seer for thee people and to see enemies (demons). Yes I am saved, holy ghost filled and baptised in Jesus name so I'm not demon pocessed. Our job is to use our gifts to help govern the body of Christ through prayer, dreams, encouragement, wisdom, instruction, direction, information and correction. I hope to develop my skills and walk in it completely. May God continue to bless you all!


Elisha wrote at 2012-03-05 10:58:56
I just saw this and hope that the Lord has brought you some answers in this area. I don't have all the answers or claim to be an expert in this area but I want to contribute, in case you or others are looking for answers.



I do believe that you and your daughter have a special gift from God and made you more intuitive than others. But understanding the motivation of what you are seeing is important. Is it to glorify yourself and magnify your gifting or is it to edify and build up the body of Christ.  Does what you sense line up with the principles and values of the Bible?



Now, as a seer or a prophet, we don't have to verbalized everything. Rather, often times, God takes us into a place of intercession through what we see or sense. He is honing us as an intercessors. I would recommend you read some good books on prophecy by Cindy Jacobs, Jim Goll, Bill Hammon, and many others to gain more insight. The. Plug yourself into a God fearing group who can help you grow in this area. In a safe and loving environment, both you and your daughter can thrive in this gift for God.  And I do believe a young child of any age can accept Christ as long as it was initiated by her will.

(with the spirit's prompting). God does not discriminate based on age, gender, or our ethnicity.



Although this is many years later, hope this brings you encouragement.  


Henry wrote at 2012-07-05 11:38:41
It is my feeling that there is both an increasing intensity of activity in the spiritual world as well as a 'thinning of the veil' between the seen and the unseen realms.



As such, these type of concerns are becoming more and more pertinent in the life of those whose life is hid in Christ.



Christ is our salvation, our hiding place, our life; He is all things to us. Ultimately, only what is of the Spirit of God is valid in such matters.



As believers, we must be utterly surrendered to our Lord Jesus Christ as only when abiding in Him can He bear fruit through us. Personally I find it useful to test my own spirit: am I willing to lay down all and sundry at His biding, with joy, because it will please Him, the Lord I love, or do I have some other motivation apart from Love? ... "those who love me obey me". Take your abilities and experiences to the Lord and ask Him His will in the matter, and do so constantly. His sheep hear His voice and obey.



Also as a point of interest, the word psychic comes from the Greek word for soul. God created mankind with both a spirit and a soul. Though of course the etymology of a word has no bearing on reality, it is my understanding that the soul has powers and abilities, most often latent and unknown, which can be developed by anyone, and which even physical events can trigger. We are indeed fearfully and wonderfully made. However, the spiritual gifts bestowed upon believers by the Holy Spirit according to His will, are spiritual things, not things of the soul, and operate under the power, authority and unction of the Holy Spirit of God, not under the power, authority and power of our souls.



It is also my experience that the Spirit of God within me is free to operate to the extent that my soul has been broken, not empowered. When we are weak He is strong.



There are things, perfectly acceptable in their own right, which for reasons unknown the Lord may ask us to lay down for reason He chooses not to reveal. It is far safer, in my opinion at least, rather than trying to understand the boundaries of what is right and wrong, what is permissibly and what is not and therein to have our confidence, to instead constantly go before the throne of God seeking to love Him and do His will in all things, and praying for His Grace and succor and guidance, to strengthen our frail hearts and wills to both will and to do of His good pleasure.



In no way do I wish to pass judgement on anyone or any statement made here, merely to implore my brothers and sisters in Christ to humbly submit themselves to our Lord and Shepherd, to trust in Him, to follow after Him, and to seek His good pleasure in all things.



May the Holy Lamb of God, who intercedes for you without rest, bless you and keep you in Himself.  


lum wrote at 2013-02-05 20:33:13
She is not casting spells.... she is prophesying.  There is a big difference between Witch craft and prophecy.   Prophesying is a gift from God.

I also have this gift.  I do not use it in an unchristian way.  


shawn wrote at 2013-04-19 22:54:30
Ok, i would say to pray on it and ask God.  The Word says that His sheep know His voice, so if you just continue to meditate on Him, whatever you do will become Him.  and He will cover you for anything else.  dont let someone else come in and tell you how to walk your walk with Christ.  everyone does not interpret the Word the same and it sounds like the person who originally answered this is simply cancelling out your abilities as satanic.    God gives all authority and ability on earth.  how you use it is up to you.  Do you want to help others in their walk with Christ?  well dont excerise fortune telling but if you have a word you feel is from the Lord for that person, pray with them and reveal to them what God has placed on your heart.  as for all the other stuff, don't let someone else tell you how to listen to the Lord. Amen.


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