The other day I was speaking to someone who told me they had just gone to a Psychic. I was very troubled by this. This person is a very intelligent individual and not prone to falling for this sort of thing.
However, after questioning her further, I realized that it was out of desperation she had done this. She was so wounded and desperately wanted to speak to the person she loved, who had died a number of years ago. She could not let her go. She wanted to know if she was present with her. People will go to great lengths when they are hurting, especially if they do not feel the presence of the Lord in their lives.
She told me she could not hear the Lord speak to her or comfort her in this regard so she thought about going to a Psychic for a long time, and finally did. This Psychic told her things that no one could have known, except the evil one and God. I asked her how much the Psychic charged and she said $100 an hour. Ok everyone….God does not charge us to hear what He has to tell us. Its for free. The Holy Spirit is a gift from God who wants to console us, strengthen us, counsel us, and guide us. He never charges a fee for this.
“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” John 14:26
In order to really have the Holy spirit with us we must remain in God’s grace. A test for knowing whether or not we have the Holy Spirit is this:
In fact, one can not truly know, love and work for Jesus Christ if they do not know the Holy Spirit! One can believe in Jesus Christ (which as many as one third of the world claim and many of these would also claim they love Jesus), but not truly know and love Him without the Holy Spirit! St. Paul makes this very clear in Acts 19: 1-6: “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed (in Jesus Christ)?” Do we have other evidence of this reality? We do. The Holy Spirit tells us in Sacred Scripture that there is one test, if we want to be certain to know if we love Jesus and Jesus Himself stated it: “If you love Me, you will keep My Commandments.” The vast majority of Catholics do not keep the third Commandment: “Keep Holy the Sabbath,” by worshiping God in Spirit and Truth at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, which He instituted as a perpetual memorial of His ultimate Sacrifice for our salvation. It is the Holy Spirit who convicts us we must obey this and all Commandments. Thus, the Holy Spirit is absent (in fact driven out of the soul completely if the sin qualifies as mortal which this sin normally would) and the person can not truly know and love Jesus Christ, because he is not keeping His Commandments. More here
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). The Bible gives us no reason to believe that deceased loved ones can contact us. (got questions.org)
Thus you are to be holy to Me, for I the LORD am holy; and I have set you apart from the peoples to be Mine. 27’Now a man or a woman who is a medium or a spiritist shall surely be put to death. They shall be stoned with stones, their bloodguiltiness is upon them.'” (Leviticus 20:26-27)
There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch. Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee. (Deuteronomy 18:10-12)
Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a female slave who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling. She followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, “these men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved. She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so annoyed that he turned around and said to the spirit, “In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!” At that moment the spirit left her.
Satan and his demons are providing the information in this regard. He can come as a angel of light. satan and his demons will always try to turn someone away from God and has done so since the beginning of time. They pretend they care and want to help the person, but only to drag them into a hellish life. Sometimes even the Psychic is deceived not knowing the true source of the information they receive. Peter proclaimed, “Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8).
Never, ever, ever go to a Psychic. If you have gone to a Psychic you need to confess this sin because once you go you have now opened the door to satan and his cronies. They will direct your life, because you have given them permission to do so. In order to rid yourself of this spirit you must confess this sin by going to God and renouncing satan and all his works. Ask the Holy Spirit to come in and direct your life. This is not a game…. as the evil one would have you believe. This is very serious stuff.
As my dear friend says “Get your nose into the Bible”. We must know what God says so we are not deceived. If you do not read the Bible you will not know the truth and you will be easily led astray.