Daily Devotional for Thursday March 17, 2011
"Dead Talker" John Edward
(Leviticus 19:31, 20:27, 1 Chronicles 10:13-14)
"'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
"Dead talker" John Edward. Last week, John Edward appeared on new ager Dr. Oz's TV program. Several people I know very well received tickets to the program, not knowing who the guests would be. Afterwards, they told me that a few days prior to the program, they were asked by the producers if they wanted to be part of the Edward segment, and if they did, to email them a story of their experience. Those whose stories were selected were taken to a private room to meet with the programs producers just prior to the taping of the program. Do you think any of this information was passed on to Edward?
John Edward is a fraud, a fast talking con artist who preys on grief and pain people experience when they lose a loved one. At best, Edward and those like him are highly polished carnival acts, at worst, they are operating with demonic powers. Every time I deal with this issue, the demons of hell come flying out of the woodwork for exposing the truth about these charlatans. Those who defend Edward, Sylvia Brown, and the rest of these psychics, mediums, and dead talkers, all say the same thing, "They have to be of God. They pray, and they always talk about God." The prophet Isaiah said, "These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me." It is not what you say that makes you Godly, it is what you do! These psychics honor God with their words, then proceed to engage in activity that is 100% in opposition to God.
Dead talkers, psychics, mediums, is an issue many struggle with in varying degrees. It is NOT to be laughed off, since this is one of the subtle ways the enemy can get into our life. This is VERY serious and deserves your attention. John Edward is one of the most visible people who proclaim to "talk to the dead". Let me go on record as saying Mr. Edward is an out-and-out fraud who does what he does for personal gain. HE CANNOT COMMUNICATE WITH THE DEAD!!!
His old TV program "Crossing Over" was an abomination to God! Sadly, there are many people that have no foundation in the Word of God, are hurting, and looking for answers. These are the people John Edward and other "psychics" prey upon. Miss Cleo was one high profile "TV Psychic" to be exposed as a fraud and go out of business. Ever wonder what happened to the Psychic Friends Network? They went bankrupt after pocketing millions of dollars and not paying their bills.
It came to light that the "psychic" people spoke to were actually minimum wage telemarketers reading a script designed to make the caller stay on the line as long as possible to run up their phone bill. That is the same scam Miss Cleo was running. JOHN EDWARD IS NO DIFFERENT. HE IS A FRAUD!!! My friend, RUN from this man and those like him. What they do is rooted in the pits of hell itself!!!
FOR THOSE WHO WILL TRY TO DEFEND EDWARD, SYLVIA BROWN, JEAN DIXON, AND THE OTHER FRAUDS WHO DO THIS, LET ME WARN YOU THAT YOU ARE DOING SO IN 100% OPPOSITION TO WHAT GOD SAYS. IT IS GOD, NOT ME THAT CALLS THIS TYPE OF ACTIVITY AN ABOMINATION. SO PRAY, AND DECIDE WHOSE SIDE YOU ARE ON--GOD'S OR THOSE WHO GOD CONDEMNS.
Many people start the day by turning to their newspaper and reading their horoscope. Harmless fun? Actually, as harmless as it may seem, those horoscope predictions are rooted in satanism and straight from the very pits of hell itself. I have always been amazed how so many Christians routinely play around with their horoscope, without ever realizing how wrong it really is. Now you may be thinking that I am way off base on this issue, but trust me, what I will share is not my opinion, but straight from the Word of God itself.
God created the heavens and the stars, and like everything God creates, satan has perverted it and used it incorrectly. The horoscope is an abomination because it is used to see into the future. Let me tell you right now--NO ONE BUT GOD KNOWS THE FUTURE! The horoscope is based on witchcraft, sorcery, and is an absolute satanic device. Will you go to hell for reading your horoscope? Of course not. But why would you want to be involved in something that God clearly tells us to stay away from?
I already know that I will be getting many emails from people telling me that I am making too much of this issue. People that will tell me that there are more important things to worry about. But the reason I am dealing with this subject today is to illustrate how blind we often are, and how we can innocently get involved with things that are straight from satan himself without ever realizing it. When you go to the zoo and see the lions, there is always a very large fence or some other protective mechanism making it virtually impossible for you to ever come in contact with them. Why? Obviously because they are very dangerous and could easily kill you if you ever came face to face with them.
There are many things in life that we protect ourselves from once we know they can be dangerous to us. I want to tell you today that playing around with your zodiac sign, reading your horoscope, is no different that jumping the fence at the zoo to go play with the lions. You are opening yourself up to a very dangerous situation which is why God has tried to warn us from this type of thing in His Word.
I really do love you and care about you deeply. I realize that many of you think there is nothing wrong with reading your horoscope. Many use these psychic networks that are so prevalent. Again I tell you, only God knows the future. For the most part, these fortune tellers are just a way to make money off of people's troubles. But the problem is, on top of the monetary cost involved, you are turning to someone other than God for answers. Only God has the answers, but the real sin in turning to horoscopes, psychics, witchcraft, is putting your faith and hope in something other than God Himself.
We read the sad account of King Saul, who near the end of his life in desperation turns from the God of Israel that anointed him king, and turned to a witch. The sin was putting his faith in something or someone other than God for answers and direction. That is the key reason why horoscopes are not something those who follow Christ should be involved with. If you need direction, answers, help in your time of need, turn to God. Put your faith in the Lord.
I will be praying for you today. I understand that many of you are caught up in the horoscopes and psychics and you will be in my prayers. God will give you the strength to turn away form this satanic activity and turn to Him in your time of need. For many who never totally understood the serious nature of this type of activity, now you know so run from it. It is not something to even fool around with. When we need guidance, direction, answers, we need to turn to the only source in the universe that can truly help us, God Almighty, the Creator of the heavens and earth Himself. Turn from satan and his evil inventions. Look to God.
I don't often do this, but I am including many scripture references for you to read to understand how bad this whole horoscope, witchcraft, psychic world really is. Take 15 minutes and read these passages, and let the Holy Spirit bring you under total conviction about how dangerous this activity is. Genesis 44:15; Numbers 22:7; Deut 18:14; I Samuel 6:2; Jer 27:9; Ezekiel 13:23, 21:21; Zechariah 10:2; Acts16:16; Genesis 41:24; Exodus 7:11, 8:19, 9:11; Deut 18:11; I Samuel 28:11; Isaiah 8:19, 2:6; Daniel 2:27,5:7; Deut 18:10; 2Kings 17:17, 21:6; Isaiah 47:9; Malachi 3:5; Acts 8:11, 13:6; Exodus 22:18; Leviticus 19:31, 20:6; I Samuel 15:23 28:7; 2 Kings 9:22, 23:24; I Chronicles 10:13; Isaiah 8:19, 19:3, 29:4; Galatians 5:20.
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller