Here is Part 1 of this two part blog post series if you'd like to start there.
Whenever I share my born again in Christ testimony I am repeatedly asked two questions:
1. How do you know that you encountered the real Jesus / God?
2. Why did you give up mediumship just because you met Jesus?
I actually love getting these questions because they tell me two very important things about the people asking them:
1. That they know that God exists.
2. That they know that there are false gods.
Both are a very very good thing.
When asked these questions I have no need to become defensive around the fact that I know the one true God. Why?
Because it’s not up to me to prove to anyone who the one true God is.
That is the one true God’s job.
I can simply share the story of how I came to know God.
But first let me say that, though I would love nothing more than for all of you who practice mediumship, do channeling or any other kind of deceptive New Age stuff, for every single one of you to come to know the real Jesus, I am not deluded enough to think that will happen for you by listening to one of my podcasts or by reading one of my blog posts.
New Age deception runs very deep and is very difficult to part with. Mediums, psychics, channelers and other New Agers work long and hard to bring themselves to a place of trusting their experiences with the so-called spirit world etc. so they are not willing to let that all go easily.
New Age deception also includes notions and beliefs fabricated and concocted to confuse us about Jesus Christ, presenting Him as, for example, an “anything goes, cuddly, all loving Christ consciousness” and God our Father as a “non-personal, ill-defined love and light, source energy.”
Or worse yet the deception extends as far as to assert that each of us IS god. That we are divinely perfect beings who create our own realities.
Few New Agers ever really question these notions or try to discern where and who they came from and, instead swallow them hook, line and sinker. Mostly because these beliefs make them ‘feel good’ and fill a need for everything to do with Jesus and God to be all-embracing, all-accepting and all-loving of everyone and everything. If it ‘feels good’ it must be true! Why would I question an image of god that gives me carte blanche to do whatever I want, or suggests that I am, myself a god who can create my own reality, thank you very much.
Believe me I know because I bought into these notions and beliefs without questioning them for years.
It was when I began to question that things changed for me.
Maybe you’re reading this because it is time for you to question the New Age false doctrines and what you assume is the source of your guidance, support and protection. Perhaps it's time for a little discernment?
Personally... I’d love for you to see the truth and be set free. Your afterlife depends on it.
Back to my story….
Though I had been feeling a pull, as to were, from God for a couple of years, it was once I began reading the Bible that an acceleration occurred within me. It was then only a matter of months before I had my born again experience (that is what Christians call it when we come to Christ- being born again in Christ) and with that event came a gift of being able to see through the deceptions perpetuated by the New Age movement.
The Bible is the supernatural word of God. It is the infinite and the eternal distilled down into words. God is talking directly to you from infinity. Why do you think that God’s enemy, Satan does everything he can to influence you away from the Bible? To make you question and deny it’s accuracy and authenticity? To shed doubt at every turn on the truth of the word of God?
Because the Bible aligns you with a truth so profound and so powerful that it cannot be denied.
The Bible is the WORD of God. I know, I’m repeating myself but it bears repeating.
How do we know this?
Because the Bible tells us so. On every page, in every book, chapter and verse we are face to face with the truth of God’s existence.
The Bible is rife with of evidence and confirmation of God’s sovereignty, power, omniscience, faithfulness and love.
In addition to which…
It isn’t only the Bible that is a revelation of God.
God has so clearly revealed himself in nature through his supernatural being made both manifest and visible through the things that are made and that knowledge that God reveals is not just out there objectively for all of us to read or misread but so that that message, implanted in nature gets through so that we all will know, in fact, that God exists.
To put it bluntly there is no excuse.
You already know that God exists. That is not your issue. Your issue around the existence of God is a moral one not an intellectual one.
People don’t want to acknowledge the one true God revealed in the Bible because they don’t like what he has to say. It offends them. Like a teenagers who rebels against their loving father’s good advice for their best interests, they rebel against the true God of the Bible and replace Him with a god or gods that let them have it all their way.
Then then buy into the deception that this small ‘g’ god, (which is known as an idol), is the REAL God.
The only thing that will cut through this crap is meeting the real Jesus Christ. There is only one way to the one true God the Father and that is through Jesus Christ. “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6
And the only place to meet the real Jesus Christ is the Bible. See a pattern here?
Once you meet Jesus Christ, believe in him, that he died on the cross for your sins and resurrected from the on the third day - just like it tell you to over and over again in the Bible - the veil of deception is lifted from you and you see the New Age for the Satanic garbage that it is. You realize that it is God ONLY that provides, not “the Universe” or “Source” or “the Divine”, or even “You” as god, and that everything the one true God does is for us and our own good, so, therefore, YES, there will be things that we won’t like about that and we’ll feel restrained, like teenagers who want to be able to do anything and everything they damn well please. We’ve been conditioned and deceived into thinking that we have been born into this world to call the shots and do exactly what we like.
Meeting Jesus Christ cuts through that bull-poop and offers you the one and only true awakening.
And there is only one way meet Jesus and that and it is through the Bible.
And your very life, salvation and your afterlife depends on it.
Everything else is nonsense.
I have no doubt whatsoever that I have met the REAL God. My God is unchanging, eternal, boundless, loving, sovereign, knows the beginning from the end and the end from the beginning. He always was, is and will be. He is the creator of heaven and earth and everything else that you can see. He has written the book that provides me with everything I need to know about Him, here and now at this time. He has shown me the way out of sin, corruption, confusion, despair and deception.
Can your god claim all of that? Can you as ‘god’ do all of that? Would you ever even try to go up against that?
So now to answer this question once and for all: Why did you give up mediumship after meeting Jesus?
Because I came to the one true God through my encounter with his son, Jesus Christ.
And the word of God - which is God himself speaking - tells me not to practice mediumship.
“Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft..” Deuteronomy 18:10
And for those who prefer their guidance from the New Testament:
“Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife . . . and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.” Galatians 5:19-21
That’s pretty clear don’t you think? And, yes, mediumship and all things New Age fall into the both the idolatry and sorcery categories.
God is uncompromising. He doesn’t negotiate. What He says goes.
And that is good enough for me.
And because of my confidence that I know the one true God, I have been accused of being arrogant.
Let’s see now… I am submitting myself to the will of my loving God who created me while…
…most of you in the New Age think that YOU are the creator.
And I’m arrogant?
“You shall have no other gods before me.” Exodus 20:3
But here’s the good news: You don’t have to take my word for it. In fact, you should not take my word for it.
You can get to know the one true God all on your own. You don’t need anyone else. No priest, no church, no religion, no intermediary, no teacher is needed.
Pick up the Bible. Crack it open and read.
That is all you need.
I'll be exploring topics such as Spiritual Warfare and delving deeper into the New Age in upcoming posts so stay tuned. Plus I'll have some interviews coming for you soon!
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Hi, I'm Clare!
I used to be a practicing psychic medium, mediumship teacher and new age blogger. That all changed when I was saved by grace through faith in Christ. Here is where I share the joy and freedom of the saving grace of Jesus Christ.