My last blog post “The Supernatural Experience that Surpasses All” raised a lot of questions for a lot of you and I received many emails.
The questions I have been asked the most are:
“Why have you left mediumship?".
And "Why can’t you follow Jesus and be a medium?”
Both fair questions that I am going to give you part one of the answer to here.
Many of you told me that you love Jesus. That Jesus is very dear to you. Some of you shared that he’s appeared to you in your dreams and meditations and that you’ve seen him during Reiki treatments and healing sessions.
Some of you said that you pray to Jesus asking for his help, protection and blessing in your mediumship and that you know he provides that for you because you are doing mediumship for good, connecting with the spirit world from the highest and best place of light and love and holding the best intentions to bring healing to others. You are doing your mediumship for God.
You made it clear that this is why you can love Jesus and practice mediumship.
I used to see it that way, too.
That is, until I met Jesus Christ.
The most important question that we all must ask ourselves, when we think we have seen or feel or know Jesus is: Which Jesus?
Because, contrary to beliefs that continue to gain ever growing popularity amongst psychics and mediums Jesus Christ doesn’t just randomly pop into your meditations, appear in your dreams to give you a message or show up during healing or Reiki sessions.
And he doesn’t protect you while you are doing mediumship.
Whoever does that is not the real Jesus.
The Jesus that does that is either a Jesus that you assume exists or have drawn your own conclusions about, (because you haven’t taken steps to find out who he really is - more about this in a moment) or a false version that you have learned about through a new age (or some other kind of) teacher, or have possibly seen depicted in a movie or read about in a book, like 'A Course in Miracles’ or books written about ‘Jesus' by Deepak Chopra, for example.
You’ve got to get your Jesus’s straight.
Unfortunately the new age and new thought movements persistently push and perpetuate a false Jesus. Rather than pointing us towards the Bible for the answers about Jesus, these movements lead us away from the Bible and, instead, attempt to mislead us by trying to get us to believe in a false Jesus.
The only place you can find out who the real Jesus Christ is, is in the Bible.
In order to know Jesus Christ you need to know who He really is.
Again, contrary to popular beliefs he is not a good person or an enlightened ascended master who did good deeds and tried to teach us by his example. He's is not a 'cuddly, anything goes’ kind of guy who wants everyone to go to heaven. He is not a love and light energy. And he is definitely not the ever popular hip, cool, updated, new age, new thought notion of a 'Christ consciousness'.
And… he is not so full of love for you that he wants you to take any path you darn well please to God.
Nope. That is not Jesus.
Now, by all means, if you so choose, follow that false Jesus. But please be honest with yourself. Don’t operate under the deception that he IS Jesus Christ.
Because that false Jesus is the exact opposite of the real Jesus.
Jesus Christ himself says:
“Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many" (Matthew 24:4-5)
“Jesus said to them ‘Watch out that no one deceives you. Many will come in my name, claiming. ‘I am he’ and will deceive many.” Mark 13:5-6
Could he have put it in simpler terms?
Ok, so once you are clear who Jesus Christ is NOT you can decide if you’d like to know who he actually IS.
And whether you want to take the gift that he offers.
One day last summer I hit a wall. Like never before I wanted to get to the bottom of some things that had been on my mind and heart. I was deeply questioning the practice of mediumship. I wanted to know if and how God fit into it. Tired of the plethora of ways that Jesus Christ was being presented by new age teachers I wanted to know who Jesus really was.
Plus these notions that God is some sort of ‘divine' impersonal 'universal source light energy’ and Jesus just some awakened dude that came here to set an example for us were, frankly, wearing a little thin. I, myself, had been believing those things and pushing them on others for years. I found myself seriously questioning these notions.
So I turned to the one book that is written all about Jesus Christ. The Bible.
And it was within those pages that I discovered who Jesus really is.
From start to finish the entire point of the Bible is to reveal Jesus Christ to us. And make God known to us through Jesus.
And the awesome supernatural thing about it is that the Bible is God speaking to us. Right now. As we read it. In present time.
I also discovered that...
God doesn’t walk on eggshells or pussy foot around. He gets boldly and directly to the point. He isn’t terribly concerned about hurting our feelings. But he does want to get our attention.
He certainly got mine.
The bible is a tough read.
There are truth bombs on every page.
The Bible opens our eyes to evil, sin, salvation, heaven, hell. It puts right before our eyes things that we’d rather NOT know. Or think about, thank you very much.
It talks about the things we ALL deeply dislike to look at and quite naturally rebel against. Things we just don’t want to hear anything about.
Plus it’s offensive.
It offends because it reveals how deeply sinful we ALL are - every single one of us - and that we can do absolutely nothing about that.
It lays out what the relationship with God was always meant to be: us walking with him in an intimate relationship. It shows us where and how that was totally screwed up, how that has affected us, how God has done nothing but try to get us to turn back to walking intimately with him and how we do nothing but constantly turn the other way because… sin.
Sin that we can do nothing to remedy or fix.
We can’t fix it by doing good things or by trying to be better people.
We can’t fix it by seeking counseling or therapy or by trying to solve other people’s problems.
We can’t fix it by taking drugs or drinking alcohol.
We can’t fix it by trying to escape it or ignore it.
We can’t fix it through self-empowerment, or by moving from technique to technique, teacher to teacher or guru to guru.
We can’t fix it with money, manifestation or mantras.
We can’t fix it by trying to attain spiritual highs and insights through meditation or by ingesting plants like ayahuasca or peyote.
We can’t fix it by casting oracles or trying to tell the future.
We can’t fix it by owning lots of things or through governmental legislation or by going to war with other countries.
We can’t fix it by listening to spirit guides or bringing messages through from our dead relatives.
We can’t fix it by doing anything.
Our ‘doing' is actually a symptom of our sin. Our doing continually turns us away from the one and only solution.
Every time we try to take life into our own hands and solve our own problems, or someone else’s, or turn to someone else for solutions to our own problems, we fly in the face of God.
God knows this. And he loves us so much he actually offers us the only solution to all our problems and challenges in life.
His Son Jesus Christ.
Who, by dying for us on the cross took care of that sin thing.
The only thing we need to do is accept what God has offered and ask Jesus Christ to be our savior.
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened” Matthew 7:7
Notice how that last verse quoted says ‘everyone’. Not some, or special people. EVERYONE.
So… I did exactly that. I knocked on that door. I asked.
(If you need a recap or haven’t already heard or read about my Jesus experience you can do that here.)
The door opened. Jesus Christ stepped through.
I met Him. I experienced his power, tender mercy, grace and love first hand.
I felt the weight of sin lifted from me and replaced by joy and peace.
I felt Jesus enter into my heart.
And surrendering to him was a choice-less choice.
No new age Jesus, A Course in Miracles Jesus, Deepak Chopra version of Jesus or any other Jesus can do that. Nor can the Jesus that appears to you in meditations or healing sessions.
Salvation is something that comes only by asking the RIGHT Jesus - the one you meet in the Bible - to be your savior and to come into your life.
Once you surrender your life to Jesus you do not need to turn anywhere else for guidance. And furthermore, you won’t WANT TO turn anywhere else.
This all becomes glaringly obvious in that “how did I miss THAT’ kind of way. As do many other things that you’ve spent your life trying to fix and solve or avoid and push under the carpet.
“Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do it.” Psalm 37:4-5
I point out a key word in that verse: Commit.
Having experienced what I’ve experienced and knowing what I now know, first hand, about the only place where true loving guidance, peace, grace, comfort, forgiveness and healing lies, why on earth would I continue to lead people down the wrong path with mediumship?
Walking with God is an intimate relationship. God made you in his image, to reflect his glory. You reflect his glory when you obey him.
You obey him by seeking all that you need in life from him and him alone. You obey him by using the gifts that he bestowed upon you for his glory alone.
Turning anywhere else for guidance or wisdom or using your gifts in ways that are not OK with God means that you are literally turning away from God. It is an all or nothing proposition. Be all in with God and he is all in with you and will bless you beyond measure. Turn away and you can expect the same from God.
Practicing mediumship is turning away from God and seeking and trying to pass on to others comfort, guidance and wisdom from ‘spirits’ and ‘spirit guides’ which are sources other than God. This is one of the reasons why God does not bless mediumship or those who practice mediumship.
Contrary to what many mediums vehemently believe and forcefully assert Mediumship is not a gift from God. The gift that it takes to do mediumship is a gift from God, however, using that gift for the purpose of Mediumship is hijacking it and using it in a way that God absolutely does not want you to use it. You’re effectively saying “Thanks but I’m going to do what I want with what you gave me. I don’t give a fig what you want."
There are other reasons, too, why God does not want you to use your gifts to do mediumship and I have much much more to say about this in blog post part two.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5
"How happy is the man who has put his trust in the Lord and has not turned to the proud or to those who run after lies!” Psalms 40:4
“When men tell 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?" Isaiah 8:19
This, my friends, is why I have given up mediumship.
Part #2 coming soon
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.