Human beings have a fascination with the unseen spirit world. We love to speculate on things that go bump in the night. Some like to flat out hunt down the unseen such as ghost hunters in hope to reveal some glimpse of the afterlife. We seek out angel sightings, and talk to the air in hope our loved ones are hearing our voice. Even more, we want to hear back or have some sort of witness that they are still with us. It brings us comfort. I get it. I lost my son and my heart always wants to believe he hears me and tries to show me that he does. Its a comfort thing. I know that God honors this and intervenes for me so I can be comforted through His Spirit. He loves to give glimpses of the spiritual world around us.
Humans are completely intrigued by the unseen world. I don’t doubt there are mysteries that we have yet to uncover. If certain things bring us comfort than why not explore, right? We need that comfort but we need to be careful of where we explore.
God loves for us to seek and find those mysterious things, but He loves for us to seek them in Him. He actually gets pretty feisty about us seeking other things above him such as through angel channels and mediums. In fact, He tells us exactly how He feels about it.
“Do not turn to mediums or seek out spiritists, for you will be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God”. (Leviticus 19:31)
“Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you. Such a person also goes into great detail about what they have seen; they are puffed up with idle notions by their unspiritual mind”.(Colossians 2:18)
People love to feel enlightened and love to “teach” what they believe they have seen. They have not always seen the truth, even though it might look good on the outside.
God gives to us the proper way to seek the unseen. It is through seeking Him. He is really quite jealous about His people and who they go to. This is His protectiveness over us. He wants us to know the truth and not be guided by a false presentation of the truth. It comes from His love for us and His great desire for us to have a good life. He wants us to know Him. God seeks relationship and He will not share one with any other spiritual entity. He created them, yes, but He does not want us to place our main focus on them. He never wants us to be guided by them.
When we seek the unseen through God’s Holy Spirit He gives to us the real truth about life, Himself, the spirit world, and how we can live victoriously through Christ.
“But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. (John 16:13)
In seeking God directly He shows us that Christ lives and dwells inside of us. When we have accepted this truth, and that He died for us, we have the key to all mysteries.
“… the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the Lord’s people. 27 To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory”. (Colossians 1: 26-27).
The Spirit of Truth can not lie, but other spirits unknown to us can. We can be so misguided. Angels can be wonderful heavenly messengers but true angels are commanded by God Himself to interact with the world, we do not command them. Also, Satan presents himself as an “angel of light” and a person can be so misguided and deceived.
I have personally heard of, and have witnessed, those who have sought out angels and were guided by demons and evil forces. It’s a very subtle process. It might seem good in the beginning but it can lead to dangerous connections if we are not using God’s discernment.
As an investigative type person, I love to find what is true. I love to be guided by what is true, not a falsehood. Detectives and seekers look for the real answers. We receive those from God. He will show us the way He cares for us and He will lead us into all mysteries.
Wouldn’t you rather be guided by truth than take the risk of being misled by an entity who could lead you away from real eternal life? Would you want to lead your loved ones into something that might be demonic instead of angelic? We love the thrill of discovery and I am sure sometimes God gives us examples of the afterlife. Even angels walked on the earth in Biblical times, but they were sent by God, not conjured up by people. Angels and spiritual messengers are real, but as I said, they are sent by God and not people. God is very plain in His words when He tells us to not worship angels nor believe mediums.
We have been gifted so beautifully by our creator with wonderful intuitive abilities of our own and we have access to amazing spiritual wisdom for our lives. Why on earth would we want to consult the dead for answers when the God of all life has them all? He specifically tells us to not go to mediums for answers because the information we receive might even appear true but the danger is being led from the One true spiritual source that can guide us better than any other. He knows us. He made us. He loves us. He will teach us well.
Today I pray that as you seek all mysteries and spiritual things, that you will go to the One who truly can show you how to be guided in your life. He will never lead you astray!
Dear Holy Father, open the spiritual eyes of all seekers and help them to see You in all of Your glory. Forgive those who have been blinded and lead them in the right direction. Reveal to them Your heart and show the power of Your love in their lives, in Jesus’ name and heart, amen!
Loving you with the truth,
Pastor Jenine Marie Howry
Jenine Marie Coaching
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