A few days ago I starting giving some thought to what kind of work-at-home career I can have when my unemployment runs out in a couple of months. Even though I’ve applied for jobs as required to receive unemployment benefits, nothing’s panning out. So what I’m doing is being pro-active! I’m not waiting until I get that last check. And actually I love blogging, so I’ve even considered making that a career instead of a hobby.
What I really wanted to do is research more work-at-home options some more, because I’ve been here before; unemployed that is. I’ve even checked out so-called work-at-home opportunities a few years ago, periodically and recently. Each time, up until a few days ago, I didn’t like what I found. Essentially I ran across a lot of scams, most involving upfront fees or costs. Being old school, I’m not with paying money out of my pocket to get work!
However, for weeks now my heart’s been set on doing something online to coach or guide people to a better place spiritually and emotionally. Since I became an Ordained Minister something is compelling me to make sure that whatever I do; it involves helping people I meet or communicate with, find their God-given purpose in life, as well as improve their quality of life. Well, it turns out one very popular work-at-home job is becoming an online Psychic Advisor if you can get accepted or hired. Initially, I researched several online psychic sites. To my surprise, each had some psychics claiming to be Christians or believers. There were even advisors who were not psychics; they were spiritual advisors or Christian life advisors. Once I saw them, I thought my prayer to find a work-at-home job I would enjoy, had been answered. But no, it still was not done deal by any means.
Over a period of days to follow God began to intensely speak to me on this issue involving Christians psychics. In fact, once I began this journey to become a Christian Advisor on a psychic site my spirit began to feel tormented. And on at least three occasions when I opened my bible to read the scripture for that day; the scripture ended up being one that was specific to my newly created dilemma involving the psychic world. A day or so after I came on board with one of the sites, following is the first day’s scripture God showed me. Once I read the passage I had no doubt God was trying to tell me something. There’s just no other explanation…..because I had no involvement in selecting those scriptures, yet they hit home. Basically, I got up like I always do, logged on to my iPad, went to the Bible Gateway App; clicked on the icon and saw the Verse of the day, which was:
But if serving The Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods of your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or,the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household we will serve The Lord. Joshua 24:15
Now on that same day, this same verse appeared in my journal, on the bottom of the page I wrote my daily entry on. Yes, “it was Joshua 24:15 again.” Two times in one day!
When I read this scripture I became obsessed with learning more about what God thinks about psychics. Initially, I tried to tell myself that since I wouldn’t be providing psychic advice, contacting the dead or reading the stars I would be OK. But then my conscience wouldn’t let that be. It provoked me to look at big the picture while honing in on the driving force behind psychics. Bottom line; once I got a clear understanding of what psychics, mediums, astrologers, clairvoyants and the like do; as well as why they do what they do; why God detests what they do, I had to review my decision.
This is what I found; I would be terribly remiss not to add this warning before anybody of the psychic world reads the post; “don’t shoot the messenger!” In other words, this is what The Lord says about psychics, not me. And this is where the question raises its head again, asking;
“Is it possible to be a Christian and a psychic?”
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 1Peter 5:8
The Bible strongly condemns spiritism, mediums, the occult, and psychics (Leviticus 20:27; Deuteronomy 18:10-13). Horoscopes, tarot cards, astrology, fortune tellers, palm readings, and séances fall into this category as well. These practices are based on the concept that there are gods, spirits, or deceased loved ones that can give advice and guidance. These “gods” or “spirits” are demons (2 Corinthians 11:14-15). More…www.GotQuestions.org
“A man or a woman who is a medium or a necromancer shall surely be put to death. They shall be stoned with stones; their blood shall be upon them.” Leviticus 20:27
9 “When you come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations. 10 There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering,5 anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or medium or a necromancer or cone who inquires of the dead, 12 for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord. And because of these abominations the Lord your God is driving them out before you. 13 You shall be blameless before the Lord your God, 14 for these nations, which you are about to dispossess, listen to fortune-tellers and to diviners. But as for you, the Lord your God has not allowed you to do this. Deuteronomy 18:10-13
As a believer in Jesus Christ and in the Holy Spirit, and once I educated myself biblically on psychics, I was sure I couldn’t be on a designated psychic website. No matter how I flipped it I just couldn’t get my head around Christian and psychic collectively. It seems the two cannot coexist. By this time I had clarification and understanding, and there was no way I was going to dismiss or ignore what the bible says about psychics, sorcerers, mediums, and the like. Long story short, I applied to 2 sites to offer Spiritual Life advice and or Offer Christian advice to people struggling with various obstacles; I got approved, but after processing this new-found knowledge on spiritism I declined and canceled my expert position with each.
After all of this God pointed me back to a site I initially passed up, because there was a $50 fee to become an advisor in the Religion/Spirituality category. However, this site is a paid expert site for people who want to coach, advise, guide and help people find solutions for problems in their life, their careers, in need of some type of online training, or help to complete various projects. Areas of expertise include but are not limited to: Tutors, Teachers, Therapy, counseling, Spiritual/Religious Advice, Life Coaching, Love and Relationships, Grief, Divorce, Psychics, and more. While they do have psychics, the site is not exclusively for psychic advice. The best part about it is I realize that joining the site would be equivalent to pretending to be a psychic. The majority of people visiting psychic or advisor sites want a psychic to predict their future, read them, tell fortunes, and the like. Though I would not have to deny Jesus or pretend to be something I’m not, like a (psychic), advising on a site known for its psychic connections is not a risk that I am willing to take! My salvation is a priority.
God truly does work in mysterious ways…..