Is Channeling RealQUESTION: Is channeling real?ANSWER:
Is channeling real? Does something happen when channeling is practiced? The answer to this question is yes. But there is also much fraud in the psychic business. Anyone studying human behavior can say the right things at the right moment, causing a client to think the one speaking has psychic abilities.
A medium will read a message from the tarot cards. They have you handle the cards to get your “vibrations” on them before shuffling and laying them out. The cards tell one’s fortune according to the sequence in which the cards were overturned. An Ouija board can spell out a short answer to questions. There are séances where the medium is placed into a trance. Questions and answers are received through the medium to and from the spirit world.
Is channeling real when the alleged spirit of a dearly departed uncle is talking through a medium? The answer to this question is no. Some spirit may have spoken, but it was not the spirit of the departed ones. It is a familiar spirit that was assigned to know everything about the deceased. The imposter spirit tells the living about their deceased loved ones on the other side, but it is not the deceased person trying to get a message out to the living. “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies” (John 8:44).
We are not to believe these spirits, because the message is mixed with bits of twisted truths and mostly lies that will lead us to destruction. It is none other than the arch enemy of our soul, the devil. “Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8).
The Devil comes in many disguises. He used to be an angel of light until he sinned against God. “How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations!” (Isaiah 14:12).
The Devil is very active in the New Age movement, posing as many different entities. He persuades many people to not follow after the teachings of God. “The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons” (1 Timothy 4:1).
We are told to test the spirits to see if they will acknowledge that Jesus is the only begotten Son of God, and salvation comes from him alone. “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. 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, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world” (1 John 4:1-3).
None of the spirits that come through any channeler will acknowledge the Lordship of Jesus Christ. They draw people to themselves, for man’s glorification. They tell people how to get to heaven by their own merits. Something does happen in channeling, but the message and the messenger do not come from God.