Spiritual Gifts and Christianity
Yesterday, I received a FB message from one of my former kindergarten students asking me a familiar question, one that I have struggled with all of my life and still struggle with finding the words to answer. From 1995 to 2004, I taught in a very Fundamental Independent Baptist Christian school and worked in the ministry. That world all came crashing down when God began allowing events to unfold in my life. It was painful, but was needed in order to get me to the place He wanted me to be.
So with that explanation, I know I have some students on my FB page that are now young adults living their life and knowing the struggles of this world and on top of all of that…having their former kindergarten teacher who taught them all about Jesus coming out and talking about being a medium and other things that we were taught to flee from.
“Can a Christian be a medium?” That is the question.
A Christian is a follower of Christ. Jesus said, “All who comes to me and believes in me will be saved,” (combining some verses on that one). Whoever comes, doesn’t matter of gender, sexuality, spiritual gifts, color, race, criminal background checks…..doesn’t matter. He says, “Whoever comes,.” And that’s why I love Him so.
Now, each one of us have a sixth sense. We’re all psychic (one of those world terms) because we are spirit in a human body. That’s the part of us that longs for God and an understanding of what’s out there. It’s like being in a church revival and suddenly having a “Jesus is near” moment. You feel Him. You have a dream or a song/verse comes to mind that you use to make a decision or make a certain turn. That’s how God and spirits speak to some.
As for me, I got a little extra dose. I can actually see them at times…referring to the dead. It wasn’t talked about. My mom wouldn’t let me talk about it much. It was, “God allows them to come near sometimes. Now don’t talk about it. Just go on and live life.” Okay. And then the second sight thing, a knowing.
This is some of my own personal story of how God has assured me that He’s still my God and yet He’s taking me on this path that has caused a lot of questions to be stirred.
Everyone brings up the King Saul story about him going to a medium and how that was wrong. Yes it was. King Saul went to a medium for answers when he should have been looking to God. He had gotten use to the Prophet Samuel being there to be the voice of God (like so many of us do our preachers or other spiritual leaders) and when Samuel died….Saul, instead of working on that relationship between him and God, went out seeking a medium, trying to find another way. Well, lo and behold God allows Samuel to pay a visit.
Many comes to me for comfort, for confirmation of their faith, for answers…and it’s always ends up with “Hold on to your faith. Know your loved ones are at peace and look up to God.”
Now, on the other hand, not every medium is a Christian. Some say they are like so many other Christians in this world. But God is not their foundation, He’s not there source to what they may refer to as Divine. And you’ve got to be careful with that.
If it wasn’t because of my foundation and faith in Christ, I would not be able to do what I do and see what I see. He is the reason that I am still sane and standing. The other day, I had a individual come and suddenly the Hindu God Ganesh is standing beside me. I’m not Hindu. I do not call upon them when I pray. There is a respect. I know them a little bit, and they know me. And this particular individual had special connections to this particular Deity.
But can you imagine. Years ago, when God pulled me on this path my thoughts on doors opening up and seeing things that left me wanting to crumble in awe or fears? It’s true, I was on a huge rebelling tangent trying to walk away from the whole God/Jesus thing because of the hurt and the embarrassment. Trying to find answers and seeking.
We are not the only ones here. And there are so many other worlds and universes. It’s like the song “How Great Thou Art”. The lyrics, “Consider all the worlds thou hand has made.” That song came to mind one day while I was witnessing a sunrise looking out my kitchen window, a morning of waking up and questioning it all. And God spoke reminding me that for me He is still God over all….though I know and have met other gods/goddesses, lords and ladies, and spirits of all types.
So with all of this said, a Christian can be a medium. The important thing is to remind yourself, “Who is your focus?” Are you putting your faith in the world and people for answers? Are you reaching out to the dead for answers? Are you depending on hearing from your angel for guidance?
Or are you focusing on God above?
I see your struggles from your postings. I hear your questioning and your dissatisfaction with the church and the teachings. But don’t let others define who are you in Christ. You lift your eyes up to the source of your strength and wisdom and follow Christ who has never judged you, who remains a steady and constant presence, and pay attention to who He sends you or the messages that He sends you, rather it be from Himself, an angel, a song, a dream, a deceased love one….do not put limitations on God.
Praying that these simple words will help someone today and has answered the question in some small way. Love and hugs to you all. If on your journey in this life, and you have some sort of question (no matter how bizarre you may think it is). …I’m still Ms. Lynda and I’ve seen to much to do any judging or condemning here.