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New Age Channeling

The subject of channeling is quite popular today. Even Hillary Clinton and other famous people have been involved with channeling, but does that make it right and safe? Channeling is performed by someone opening themselves up to other forces, supposedly of those who have long been dead, and are supposedly benevolent, helpful and kind "spirits." Channeling is done for the purpose of obtaining "helpful" information to "guide" humans along the road of life, or to contact a dead relative or friend.

Hollywood actors, politicians, new age disciples and others are moving toward channeling simply because it is exciting, and it is a supposed way of receiving vital information from "the other side." But, IS THIS TRUE?

Many people will undoubtedly jump to the defense of new age mysticism and channeling because they have "experienced" the "reality" of it. Others defend it because they HOPE channeling is real and would LIKE it to be real. After all, it IS exciting, isn't it? However, unless you understand what you are playing with, you could be badly deceived, and even physically hurt.

If you really want to understand this subject, you also need to read about the Prince of Spirits who has dominion over this earth. If you don't believe in such things, ask yourself this: How do you KNOW that the forces some people are opening themselves up to are GOOD forces? Is it wise to simply take THEIR word for it? If you were a spirit, with the intent of deceiving human minds away from the truth and into ANYTHING else, would YOU tell them the truth? On the other hand, would you tell them so many obvious lies that they became suspicious and wouldn't listen?

The human race has free will and the ability to discern and judge things in the world. It wouldn't be a good idea to lie about everything because this would show up quite easily. So what do they do? They simply tell enough truth to make it believable, but sow in enough deceitful lies to bring about the end result they really want. By revealing themselves as "good guys," they cater to the NEED within all of us to have a spiritual contact and base.

Notice 2 Corinthians 11:13-15 "For such [are] false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. :14 And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. 15 Therefore [it is] no great thing if his (Satan's) ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, (appear to be ministers of truth, helpers of mankind) whose end will be according to their works."

1 Timothy 4:1 "...giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons."

Once you understand the truth about death and what happens after it, you will see that it is impossible for these "spirits" to be departed humans. These spirits have been around long before any human was on the earth. They know a great deal about the lives of past humans, ao it isn't any surprise that they can cough up details about them. Some of these lying spirits (1 Kings 22:22) make themselves out to be some wise, powerful, ancient forces here to lead mankind to truth.

So what is the purpose of this deception anyway? They are playing on human ignorance and rejection of the only true spirit that mankind absolutely MUST have to survive the grave. The great "Christian" religious counterfeit foisted on the human race by Satan has turned off untold millions of people, and keeps hundreds of millions more in ignorance of the true plan of God. This watered-down Christian facade only tells a part of the whole process God is working out on the planet.

Either way, the prince of evil spirits is temporarily blinding the minds of the entire human race, preventing them from seeing the truth. He doesn't care what people believe as long as it ISN'T the truth of God. These spirits KNOW full well the plan of God and the destiny of the human race. They have set themselves up as enemies of God in an attempt to keep people from this truth and to try to destroy their personal potential, and the earth itself. Witness the environmental situation, and take a long, hard look at all the other systems man has devised as "solutions" to problems. We are seriously deficient, and slowly going down the tubes.

All this is being done slowly, because Satan KNOWS that to do things more blatantly would raise some suspicions. He isn't in a big hurry so he can plan the downfall of the human race down to the littlest detail. God is allowing this to occur as an example to all of us that we, of ourselves, CAN NOT direct our own course according to the true reality of existence, without God. He is the only spirit that can take us from the situation we were born in, to the God Plane of existence.

Is New Age Spirit Channeling, Really NEW?

You might be surprised to learn that the so called NEW age practices are far from being new. In fact, these practices are thousands of years old, and have been utilized by mankind for much the same reasons. Take a look at just a few of the references to such:

Leviticus 19:31 "Give no regard to mediums and familiar spirits; do not seek after them, to be defiled by them: I [am] the LORD your God."

Leviticus 20:6 "And the person who turns to mediums and familiar spirits, to prostitute himself with them, I will set My face against that person and cut him off from his people."

Deuteronomy 18:9 "When you are come into the land which the LORD your God gives you, you shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. 10 There shall not be found among you [any one] that makes his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, [or] that useth divination, [or] an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, 11 ""or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead." 12 For all that do these things [are] an abomination to the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD your God doth drive them out from before you."

2 Kings 21:6 "Also he made his son pass through the fire, practiced soothsaying, used witchcraft, and consulted spiritists and mediums. He did much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke [Him] to anger."

Isaiah 8:19-20 "And when they say to you, "Seek those who are mediums and wizards, who whisper and mutter," should not a people seek their God? [Should they seek] the dead on behalf of the living? :20 To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, [it is] because [there is] no light in them."

Isaiah 19:3 "The spirit of Egypt will fail in its midst; I will destroy their counsel, And they will consult the idols and the charmers, The mediums and the sorcerers."

1 Chronicles 10:13-14 "So Saul died for his unfaithfulness which he had committed against the LORD, because he did not keep the word of the LORD, and also because he consulted a medium for guidance. 14 But [he] did not inquire of the LORD; therefore He killed him, and turned the kingdom over to David the son of Jesse."

2 Chronicles 33:6 "Also he caused his sons to pass through the fire in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom; he practiced soothsaying, used witchcraft and sorcery, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke Him to anger."

POINT: Today, as back then, people are seeking answers to their problems, but looking in the wrong place.

Judges 9:23 "Then God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the men of Shechem; and the men of Shechem dealt treacherously with Abimelech:"

1 Kings 22:23 ""Therefore look! The LORD has put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these prophets of yours, and the LORD has declared disaster against you.""

Matthew 4:24 "Then His fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon-possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them."

Acts 8:7 "For unclean spirits, crying with a loud voice, came out of many who were possessed; and many who were paralyzed and lame were healed."

Acts 16:16 "Now it happened, as we went to pray, that a certain slave girl possessed with a spirit of divination met us, who brought her masters much profit by fortune-telling."

Acts 19:15 "And the evil spirit answered and said, "Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?" :16 Then the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, overpowered them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded."

1 Timothy 4:1 "Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times (end times) some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons."

Revelation 16:14 "For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, [which] go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty."

POINT: As the above references show, there are EVIL spirits, LYING spirits, DECEIVING spirits, and UNCLEAN spirits that CAN AND DO communicate with human beings. Think about the world's condition right now. Is it really difficult to imagine how millions of such evil spirits can influence the collective mind of mankind?

There IS some truth to the concept of channeling, however. The only true "channeling" we should be attempting to do is to channel the spirit of the true living God into our lives. He has to start the process, but WE need to renew this contact daily and grow to be more like Him. This can ONLY happen when we play by the rules... described in detail in His word, the Bible. Trying to contact any other spirit is not only dangerous, but it can have serious repercussions for us SPIRITUALLY, not just physically as the world shows. We ALL need to have spiritual contact, but if it isn't with the right spirit, we will never achieve the goal that God has for us.

So I ask you once again, how can someone be SURE that what they may be connected to is really good? Unless you know what the test is, and have the right understanding of truth, you WILL be deceived.

1 John 4:1-3 "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. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, 3 and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the [spirit] of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world."

Please realize that a demon COULD acknowledge that Christ has come in the flesh, simply because they know who He is. This scripture, along with many others, teach that these "spirits" would have to acknowledge God's authority, His laws, commands and His word, the bible. In other words, if they do NOT teach what the bible teaches, or teach ANYTHING contrary to what it says... they are lying spirits and deceiving with their words.

This will become so prevalent that, in the future, when things heat up, people will be so deceived by all this and more that they will be brought to the point of making war with God Himself, unknowingly.

Revelation 17:14 "These will make war with the Lamb, (Christ) and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those [who are] with Him [are] called, chosen, and faithful."

This battle will involve millions of people in the middle east and will be the bloodiest war ever fought...

Revelation 14:20 "And the winepress was trampled outside the city, and blood came out of the winepress, up to the horses' bridles, for one thousand six hundred furlongs."

The vast majority of humankind will be deceived into believing a false religion... something far different from truth, and will be caught up in actually doing battle against Christ when He returns to this Earth.

Suffice it to say that what you may think about new age mysticism, there is ONLY a dark side to it all. You need to beware!

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