Here I am again with another account of some of the things that I heard several days ago. I heard my cousin, my brother, my uncle, and my grandmother. My grandmother sounded like she was saying “I’ve never heard of such.” Even right this second I can hear a male voice that sounds like my brother. Sometimes I hear crying from a female. I don’t know who it is that’s crying, but I have definitely heard crying. It’s as if people are commenting about what’s going on in my life. Sometimes I’ll hear them talk about my struggles with pornography. It’s a variety of different things. I thought I heard someone say “Who does he think is going to win the election?” The other person answered “Donald Trump”. Of course that is true. I think that Donald Trump will win the election.
The weirdest part to me though is something that I have probably mentioned dozens of times already. It’s hearing a phrase and then someone saying it or it happening some time later. These are happening on a fairly regular basis. Right now I hear someone talking about “Atlanta”. I’ve come across a scripture, actually two different scriptures that I’d like to share. I am in no way saying that this is what is happening to me, but I find it extremely interesting nonetheless. The first one is from 2 Kings 5:26. But Elisha said to him, “Was not my spirit with you when the man got down from his chariot to meet you? Is this the time to take money or to accept clothes–or olive groves and vineyards, or flocks and herds, or male and female slaves?
This statement is made by Elisha that he was present during an event in which he was not physically there. Here is the other scripture. It is from 1 Corinthians 5:3. For my part, even though I am not physically present, I am with you in spirit. As one who is present with you in this way, I have already passed judgment in the name of our Lord Jesus on the one who has been doing this.
Again, Paul is saying that even though he is not physically present, that he is there in spirit. Some people may take that metaphorically as in to say that he really wasn’t there, but in their hearts. I don’t know what to make of it. The first one is definitive though. There’s no denying that Elisha was not physically present and yet he talks as though he was there when the event took place. The reason I find all this interesting is because there are whole groups of people who believe that the gifts of the Holy Spirit have ceased or are not for use today. Satan, the enemy, has people who are using witchcraft and other sorts of sorcery that I believe mimic certain gifts. He is a counterfeiter, I believe he takes things and perverts them.
Some occultists or psychics or people who practice witchcraft would probably call what Elisha did a form of astral viewing or something like that. There are also several instances in the book of Acts where gifts were used that would seem phenomenal or other worldly. The Bible makes it clear that the Holy Spirit gives certain gifts to each christian. I believe that the difference between the occult world and the gifts of the Spirit is the source of the gifts. I believe that people can be using powers and gifts that have a power source other than the Holy Spirit. They are getting these powers from the kingdom of darkness and I must say that I have no interest in partaking of that kingdom. I have been transferred from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of Light.
What I’m getting at is that what others would call psychic or telepathic, believers would call word of knowledge or word of wisdom. The difference in a psychic and a believer operating in word of knowledge or wisdom is again the source of the gift. The believer is receiving information from the Holy Spirit, while the psychic more than likely believes that a “spirit guide”, which is probably a demon, is giving them information. The Bible also forbids necromancy and trying to contact the dead. So when people say, I’m talking to your father or mother who passed away and they are saying this or that, I believe that those are evil spirits they are contacting who know a lot about that person.
I’m still trying to figure out what is going on with me. I know that I am sealed with the Holy Spirit and that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. I’ve thought that maybe I am tapped into the spiritual realm in some way. If I follow that line of thinking, I’ve also thought that there are certain areas where angels and demons are more active than others. The Bible gives the idea of territorial spirits that frequent a certain area or areas. All of this coincides with scriptures that talk about how our weapons are not carnal, but mighty for the pulling down of strongholds. Or when it talk about how we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and wickedness in high places.
I don’t like to watch horror movies because I don’t like the idea of entertaining evil spirits. Truth be told, there are probably a lot of things besides horror movies that have spiritual implications attached to them. I remember a joke that a friend of mine told about horror movies that made me not want to watch them even more. He said, imagine that you go to the theater and you are the only one in there. Then he said to imagine that while you are watching the horror movie that the seats next to you are filled with a bunch of evil spirits. I said no thank you. I need to say that I don’t judge or condemn anyone who watches horror movies. I have no right to judge anyone because I am a sinner saved by grace. I will simply say that my personal preference is to not watch them.
If I were to say something about people watching horror movies, I would be condemning myself because I watch Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, The Chronicles of Narnia, and other movies that have magic or witchcraft. I believe that every believer in Christ has the Holy Spirit and I believe He is able to guide each individual in the way he or she should go. That’s His task, not mine. I’ve spent a lot of time in the past judging others, before I came to learn the truth about Grace. I have so many faults and areas of my life that I need grace in that I just don’t have it in me to judge or condemn anyone. I mean I’m probably conscious of certain sins that I commit every day, but what about times that I don’t even realize I’m sinning? When I realized that God’s grace never fails and is in constant supply, it just made me take a step back and think “Wow, what an amazing and loving God we have.” His has forgiven my past, present, and future sins. He went to the cross when I was his enemy.
There has never been anyone who has loved me like that. Nothing can compare to God’s love. He will pull you out of the deepest and darkest dungeon. He is like the hero that breaks into the prison to set you free. He carries you out of a place of darkness and into marvelous and wonderful light. He sets your feet on solid ground. If you could see the look in His eyes toward you, it would be too much. For His eyes burn with passion for you. For God is love and He sent His son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that through Him it might be saved. He never fails. He never gives up. He has made those who put their trust in Jesus righteous forever by one sacrifice. The work is finished. He has sat down at the right hand of the Father. Hollywood couldn’t write a love story like this. No author could write it. Only the King of all kings and Lord of all lords could write a love story like this.
I don’t understand what’s been happening to me, but I know without a doubt that Jesus Christ has me in His hands. Whether I understand this or not, I will praise Him. No matter what happens I will praise Him. Whether on the mountain or in the valley I will sing His praise for He is forever faithful. He is a good Father. He is a gracious Father. He is my Abba Father. Thank you Jesus for loving me. Till next time.