Channeling Spirits - A Spiritual Trap

What is meant by channeling spirits? Essentially, it is when a person enters an altered state of consciousness to communicate with the spirit world. These spirits who are contacted are known as familiar spirits. Trying to contact the spirit world is a very dangerous thing for any human being to practice.

Channeling spirits is a very popular part of what is called the new age movement. This is simply a term given to the mass numbers of people who are seeking spiritual exploration outside of what the bible teaches. This has always existed but it is now widely accepted in western cultures. Channeling spirits come about because people reject the teachings of the Bible thereby opening themselves up to demonic deception.

The people who channel spirits believe they are in tune with an "enlightened master" who can help them ascend to a higher plane. The true result of channeling spirits is to be led away from the only path to God that is provided and down a broad road whose end is everlasting separation from God.

Is there more than one path to heaven? Not according to the bible. 10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. 11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. 12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts Chapter 4

Jesus Himself said that the only way into heaven is through Him.44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. John Chapter 6. Jesus said it was He who would resurrect us and give us eternal life.

Basically, channeling spirits is people deceiving themselves into thinking they can get into heaven by alternative means. There is only one way into heaven and that is through Jesus Christ. Of course, this means that all other so called avenues into heaven declare the bible to be a lie while the bible declares all the alternative paths to be a form of deception. Channeling spirits is a part of this deception.

One of the reasons that this movement has become so popular is because spirits are actually contacted. When a person contacts a spirit through the art of channeling, the spirit will give information that the contactee could not have possibly known about otherwise. The person who has contacted the spirit world believes they are communicating with an "ascended master".

These "ascended masters" tell us that the world is about to enter a "new age" of enlightenment. Interestingly enough, the bible tells us that Jesus Christ is soon to return which will fulfill what these "ascended masters" or "familiar spirits" are saying is going to happen. From the new age point of view, Jesus Christ is just another "ascended master" lumped in with the same group of people such as Buddha and Muhammad. They deny the deity of Christ.

What does God say about the practice of channeling spirits? Remember, in scripture, these spirits are referred to as familiar spirits.'Give no regard to mediums and familiar spirits; do not seek after them, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God.Lev 19:31

God warns us to not to have anything to do with channeling spirits or mediums. Why? Because the "spirit guides" which are contacted are demonic spirits. This should come as no great surprise since God tells us that Satan and his cohorts can transform themselves into angels of light. 2 Cor. 11:14 How many of these "familiar spirits" are there? That is not known but it is probably in the millions. This is based on the fact that a third of the angels rebelled against God and lost their estate in heaven.

The question is why are so many people seeking spiritual enlightenment outside of the church? One of the reasons is that sitting in a pew on a Sunday morning listening to a boring preacher is just not very interesting or exciting. Many pastors are taught to write their sermon down then read it off on Sunday morning. I don't know about you, but I hate to be read to. I'd rather read the documents for myself. Another reason is that the church has divided up into so many denominations, an outsider correctly assumes that the church itself doesn't even know what to believe. Each denomination will swear the others are wrong.

What these seekers of spiritual enlightenment fail to understand is that having a relationship with their creator and redeemer is not boring at all. There is a vast difference between "churchianity" and "Christianity". They fail to realize that Jesus Christ is God and all of creation (including "spirit guides") ultimately have to answer to Him. These "spirit guides" or "familiar spirits" are demonic spirits who have rebelled against God and seek to destroy Him and His people. God's people are going to inherit the estate these fallen angels lost. Naturally, they hate us for it.

These "spirit guides" are telling mankind about many wonders about to unfold on the earth (which is true, except they don't talk about the great judgments about to fall). Bible Prophecy tells us about the great events about to happen on this planet but it is very difficult to find a church which teaches prophecy. Many churches will say that if you have caught the prophecy bug, then Satan has gotten a hold of you. The fact is that Satan has gotten a foothold on the church. No wonder people seek enlightenment elsewhere.

If you must channel a spirit, then try channeling a Spirit that will pose no threat to you at all and will ultimately give you rewards that you cannot possibly imagine. All you have to do is tell God that you are a sinner, ask Jesus to come into your heart and wash away your sins with His shed blood, and He will give you the Holy Spirit. After that, you can channel the most powerful Spirit in the universe on a daily basis by simply praying.

It is far better to be possessed by the Holy Spirit than a demonic spirit.

Copyright 2005 by Gary Goodworth

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