The spirit world is larger than the physical world. It is real and powerful and underestimated by humans. When we need advice or direction or wisdom, God invites us to come to him. Only through the Lord will we receive true comfort and connection…
19 When someone tells you to consult mediums and spiritists, who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living? 20 Consult God’s instruction and the testimony of warning. If anyone does not speak according to this word, they have no light of dawn.
5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God.
There are people who will read your fortune, tell your future, or act as a medium to connect you with the dead. No longer are they only at the carnival or on the boardwalks. They are online, in our communities, and on television. There is a wide acceptance of those who practice such arts.
God’s direction on our lives when it comes to these matters is clear. And God isn’t saying that there are not spirits and another plane of existence. As we know, the Lord is spirit himself.
The spirit world is larger than the physical world. It is real and powerful and underestimated by humans.
And God does not want us to inquire of it. When we need advice or direction or wisdom, God’s direction is for us to come to him. God expects us to ignore those other forces, and go to the source of all knowledge and wisdom and insight. Why?
Because apart from God and his angels, every other spirit is engaged in a battle against God and us for our souls. Our battle is not against flesh and blood, but principalities and powers which are directed under the Devil’s schemes (Ephesians 6:10-12). Even if they present the facade of helping and coming to our aid or connecting us to our loved ones, we will be connecting with spirits who tell us what we want to hear.
Yes, they know your story. Yes, they know that thing which only you and your grandmother shared when she was alive. They know because they are eternal beings who watch and listen. They masquerade as grandma to distract you from seeking comfort and direction and inspiration from the true and living God.
Our wisdom and direction and connection is to come through the Holy Spirit. Any spirit which does not acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord is not from God. Plain and simple.
But God has never let me connect with the dead and I need the comfort of speaking to them… God’s plan and his way is perfect. God desires for you to connect and be comforted by him. We would have to be less self-centred and self-directed for that to happen. We would have to submit to God for him to call the shots instead of us.
Are you willing to go to God? Are you willing to accept his truth and wisdom and comfort? Only God has your best interests at heart in the spirit world…