2hearts Special Article
A copy of a Post by David on Carepages 28 Feb. 2008
It is with the deepest sadness and with with great tenderness that I come to post this message. Indeed also a sence of fear for I tread on the most dangerous ground. I realise it could mean the end of beautiful friendships and even more, it could mean some people I love could be terribly hurt. But I must share my heavy burden for I love you all and I am terribly fearful for you.
I have not experienced the death of a child in my family but over the past 5 years I have walked that path with so many who have. I feel your pain so much and I know you want answers that rarely are given. But so often the reasons why God took our children are never revealed. We know He is sovereign and loving and we trust Him, even when it hurts.
My own heart hurts more than ever in all my years of 2hearts ministry, through discovering that some people feel the need to try to hear from their departed little ones. I am speaking about the use of mediums to contact their departed child.
This is strictly forbidden in Scripture and is a most dangerous practice. Some people seem to think it is an aid to faith but it is exactly the opposite. Listen to what God says.
Deuteronomy 18: 9ff. “When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, be very careful not to imitate the detestable customs of the nations living there. …And do not let your people practice fortune-telling, or use sorcery, or interpret omens, or engage in witchcraft, or cast spells, or function as mediums or psychics, or call forth the spirits of the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord.”
Leviticus 19:31 “‘Do not turn to mediums or seek out spiritists, for you will be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God”.
Leviticus 20:6,7. “‘I will set my face against the person who turns to mediums and spiritists to prostitute himself by following them, and I will cut him off from his people. Consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am the LORD your God. Keep my decrees and follow them. I am the LORD, who makes you holy.”
My dear friends, please can I urge you to to avoid such practices. To become involved in this is to leave yourself open to the Devil in ways you can never imagine. What temporary hope such a supposed contact with your loved one provides, will only end in greater grief.
Please, please be warned. I love you dearly. If I have hurt you and you want nothing more to do with me, I will understand. But as a servant of the Lord I care for your soul.
If I can help you, please get in touch and I will pray for you. And if you are a believer in the Lord Jesus, please pray for me as Satan never likes his domain to be challenged.
” Father, you know my heart. Your know I desire only your glory. If I lose friends Father, I will be so sad but I recognise Your call to declare Your glory among the nations. Jesus Christ is my Lord and Saviour and will not give His glory to another.
Father, with tenderness and mercy, deal with those hurting hearts that have been deceived into this practice. Grant them your forgiveness and your peace that passes all understanding. Cause them to lean only upon You.
In the wonderful name of Jesus.