Monday, June 4, 2012

Who Are You Consulting?

1Samuel 2815b-d:
15"I am in great distress," Saul said. "The Philistines are fighting against me, and God has turned away from me. He no longer answers me, either by prophet or by dreams. So I have called on you to tell me what to do."

King Saul was in a moment of desperation so to end his despair and confusion he went to the "witch of Endor" who was actually a medium. Job's friend Elihu spoke about the different ways in which God speaks. Yes, God speaks through the His Holy Word, prophets, dreams, men and women of God who receive a word of wisdom or knowledge to pass on, the preached word, etc. King Saul had decided some time prior that he wouldn't listen to God therefore, God decided to stop speaking to him.  But What is a medium?  A medium is one who allows themselves to be a channel for which the dead will speak through, those that are dead in body but not in spirit. The spirit lives on though our physical bodies die. The medium allows themselves to be a channel for which unholy spirits can come through as well. Remember that God is a spirit and we are to worship Him in spirit and in truth. The apostle Paul references other spirits and principalities of darkness in Ephesians chapter 6. There was a time when there was no evil but Lucifer, also known as Satan, Beezlebub, the enemy of our souls, etc was once an angel of the Lord. He became vain and decided that he should be worshiped and therefore wanted to get the glory so he and his followers were cast out of Heaven and fell below the earth. So evil started with extreme vanity and therefore opened the door for Satan and his many spirits. Why is this important? Many, when in crisis look for answers like King Saul but who are you consulting? God says in His word in Leviticus 20:6 "I will set my face against the person who turns to mediums and spiritists to prostitute himself by following them, and I will cut him off from his people." God also says in His word in Leviticus 20:7 that anyone who practices as mediums and spiritists leave the blood on their own heads and shall suffer. Now, this is not meant to scare you but to educate you as we are often destroyed for a lack of knowledge in Hosea 4:6. When you are in a crisis, you must seek God for He is the creator of you, the world and everything in it. So to consult someone or something else other than Him for answers is spitting at Him. Now let's be clear, spiritual gifts given by God are to be used as He directs. There are some who have taken their God-given gifts, some knowingly and unknowingly, and have exploited them against God. For instance, those with the gift of prophecy, the gift of discernment and intercessory gifts have been given a doorway to the mind of God and His heart and can sense what is happening in the spirit realm. However, if these gifts are then taken in vanity and/or sold to the public to give them information (psychics, clairvoyants or astrology) then a doorway to Satanic (demonic) forces has begun. Satan is the father of lies and seeks to steal, kill and destroy.  By consulting them you give Satan a doorway to your life to cut off and/or reverse that which God is doing in your life. So why not consult God instead? If God has spoken to you time and time again and you refuse to listen, don't be upset if  He's suddenly silent and don't go to Satan looking for answers. You end up ensuring an ugly fate for yourself when you do. Saul's fate was detailed in

1Chronicles 10:13-14
13Saul died because he was unfaithful to the Lord; he did not keep the word of the Lord and even consulted a medium for guidance, 14and did not consult the Lord. So the Lord put him to death and turned the kingdom over to David son of Jesse.

Who are you consulting? Don't lose your blessings by consulting unholy people and answers.

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