Sunday, August 28, 2016

Mediums

Yes. They are real.



Well, some of them anyway..Well, sorta. But that is not Grandma talking to you.. Mediums is a topic that has come up more and more in the last few Months, so I truly feel a need to talk about the topic.

Wait, we are talking about Mediums? Like, people who claim they can talk to the dead. People that claim Supernatural Powers? Seriously?

I love when people, ESPECIALLY Church Folks, complain to me about the "Supernatural," and the "fact" that there is no such thing. Uh, Water to Wine? Walking on Water? Calming the Storm? Healing the Sick? Raising the Dead? Rising from the Dead? You believe in Jesus, yet you say the Supernatural is not real?

No, you can rest assure that the Supernatural is VERY real and Mediums are very real. How do I know? the most obvious? God warns us against them. The ESV says this.
“Do not turn to mediums or necromancers; do not seek them out, and so make yourselves unclean by them: I am the LORD your God." {Leviticus 19:31}
The King James Version translation is this..
"Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God." {Leviticus 19:31}
Then in Deuteronomy 18:9-12 we read this..
"When you come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord. And because of these abominations the Lord your God is driving them out before you."
Now first, and the most obvious, God is NOT going to waste time warning you against something that is not real. in other words, I have three kids. Would I ever tell them to stay away from the Giant Purple Bunny in the Back Yard? Uh, no. Why? There is no Giant Purple Bunny in the Back Yard. What would be the point of me warning them?

Now would I and DO I warn them about the Hot Stove when I'm cooking? Of course I do. Why? Because I know that if they DO touch the Stove, they may get burned and really hurt themselves. The Hot Stove is Real. The Giant Purple Bunny in the Back Yard is not. Get the Point?

Now as a side note? Let's say one of my kids DO touch the Hot Stove and DOES get burned. Did I burn them? Was their burning a punishment for their disobedience? Did I cause it to teach them a lesson? No. Simply consequences for actions. Hot Stove, Touch, Burn. They burned themselves. I tried, out of love, to warn them against it. But they have Free Will..

Mediums are the Hot Stove. The are real. Well, some of them anyway. Yes. There are scammers out there just trying to take your money. However, there are some real ones. However, here is the other problem, that's not Grandma.. That is not you long lost Mommy. Uncle Joe. Whomever. They are wherever they were going. They ain't coming back to talk to you.

Did you hear what happened in En Dor? No, no, no. Not the battle between Luke and Han and the Furry little Ewaks against the Empire's Storm Troopers. The REAL En Dor? I'm talking about when King Saul went to a Medium to raise Samuel from the Dead.
"So Saul disguised himself and put on other garments and went, he and two men with him. And they came to the woman by night. And he said, “Divine for me by a spirit and bring up for me whomever I shall name to you.” The woman said to him, “Surely you know what Saul has done, how he has cut off the mediums and the necromancers from the land. Why then are you laying a trap for my life to bring about my death?” But Saul swore to her by the Lord, “As the Lord lives, no punishment shall come upon you for this thing.” Then the woman said, “Whom shall I bring up for you?” He said, “Bring up Samuel for me.” When the woman saw Samuel, she cried out with a loud voice. And the woman said to Saul, “Why have you deceived me? You are Saul.” The king said to her, “Do not be afraid. What do you see?” And the woman said to Saul, “I see a god coming up out of the earth.” He said to her, “What is his appearance?” And she said, “An old man is coming up, and he is wrapped in a robe.” And Saul knew that it was Samuel, and he bowed with his face to the ground and paid homage.

Then Samuel said to Saul, “Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?” Saul answered, “I am in great distress, for the Philistines are warring against me, and God has turned away from me and answers me no more, either by prophets or by dreams. Therefore I have summoned you to tell me what I shall do.” And Samuel said, “Why then do you ask me, since the Lord has turned from you and become your enemy? The Lord has done to you as he spoke by me, for the Lord has torn the kingdom out of your hand and given it to your neighbor, David. Because you did not obey the voice of the Lord and did not carry out his fierce wrath against Amalek, therefore the Lord has done this thing to you this day. Moreover, the Lord will give Israel also with you into the hand of the Philistines, and tomorrow you and your sons shall be with me. The Lord will give the army of Israel also into the hand of the Philistines.”

Then Saul fell at once full length on the ground, filled with fear because of the words of Samuel. And there was no strength in him, for he had eaten nothing all day and all night. "
{1 Samuel 28:14-20}
Now first, Saul knew Leviticus, and Deuteronomy. He knew that God warned us against going to Mediums. He even ran them all out of the Kingdom, and made it Illegal for them to Practice in the Kingdom. Yet he went anyway. Why? Because he perceived that God was no longer talking to him. He had become his Enemy. So first, think about this. It says God stopped communicating with Saul. So He, God, would not sent Samuel to speak with Saul. Second, Samuel said “Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?” All through out the Word we see people of God, and Jesus Himself, descend and ascend to and from Heaven. The do not "Come up." This was not Samuel, but rather a Demon impersonating him.

He knew exactly what to say to Saul to hurt Saul the most. He hurt Saul so, that Saul collapsed and laid on the floor. Simply put, the Demon simply reminded Saul that he was no longer of God, and he was going to join HIM "tomorrow you and your sons shall be with me." Where was Samuel? With God. If Saul and his Sons were to be with Samuel tomorrow, then they would be with God. But this is not the case. I believe this is where Saul realized who he was talking to.

Please do not misunderstand. The Devil, Demons, they CAN tell the Truth. Do not be fooled by Hollywood or TV. If the Truth is what will hurt someone the most, that is what they will use. The Demon told Samuel the Truth. The next day, they all died on Mount Gilboa. Saul was killed by the Archers of the Philistines.

This is another example of the fact that when you remove God, something else ALWAYS takes His place. Saul was desperate and was reaching out for ANY hope at all. Since God would not answer him, he went to see a Medium.

Oh, and think about this, she, the Medium, was most likely a fraud. How do we know? She was shocked and amazed what she saw. She did not seem to be actually expecting something to actually happen. That and she did not know it was Saul until the Demon told her.

Was the outcome positive? Of course not. If God was with him, Saul would not have been killed and he would have continued on for some time. But he disobeyed God, and then, out of desperation, he turned to Dark Magic and the things God has warned us against.

Are Mediums, Wizards, Witches, the Dark Magic, the "Arts" real? Yup. They are not fun. It is not just for laughs. They are real. If not, God would have never told us this story, and He would never waste His or our time warning us about it. Do the wise thing, listen to God..

Do you know Jesus as your Savior? Have you been adopted into the Family of God? If not, say this Prayer. Right now. Wherever you may be. Say it in your own words, and do not doubt in your heart. God will hear you. He will send the Spirit of Life to you. Let us Pray..

"Oh heavenly Father, Lord God. I am a sinner. I know this. I know there is nothing I can do to change that. But I know you can. I accept Jesus's sacrifice for me. I repent my sins. Please send the Spirit of Adoption into my life. Help me to get to know the real you. Save me. Please. In the name of Jesus, Amen!"


That's it. It really is that simple. Now go tell someone what you have just done. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." {Romans 10:9} You need to find a Church that God leads you to, and be Baptized the way Jesus said to be. You are now a Child of God. A new Creature. You "have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him." {Colossians 3:10}

If you want to tell me, or comment, question, give testimonials, or just say "Hi," the Email is opntalk@gmail.com

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. {2 Corinthians 13}

Until next time, be Blessed, be a Blessing, and Jesus IS Lord..

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