SERMONETTE #2/6 20 November 1985
"The Crystal Ball"
Coming events cast their shadow before
There are many psychics, prophets and fortune tellers who claim to
be able to see into the future. Most require a fee for this
service. The enlightened individual has reached the conclusion that
is there so called wonder workers are able to tap into the future as
they claim, then why do they not place bets on the horses or
sporting events? This would seem logical since this would supply
them with cash in large amounts. However they seem to be satisfied
with a few paltry dollars from the gullible. The truth is that they
are unable to do this of course they will deny this by stating these
gifts cannot be used for profit or gambling purposes but only to
help the sick and troubled. They say the fee or donation they
receive is simply payment for their time. This very statement is a
contradition as they do make vast amounts of money from their
'readings'. People in general want to believe in the super-normal
and fantastic. This can be seen in the flood of movies dealing with
physic phenomena. These movies are over exaggerated but this
helps rather that hinders the ratings and the cause. They are money
makers as their producers are well aware of.
By instilling fear in the masses who realize that ESP has a basis in
fact, these merchants of deception do not miss a trick. These
programs are like unto an angel from heaven in regard to accelerat-
ed appointments for readings that follow. Clients may receive
valuable information regarding the future and their lucky days,
lucky numbers and affairs of the heart.
Let it be made plain at this time that not all physics or gifted
persons are phoney. Jesus Himself gave personal physic readings.
This is noted in the case dealing with the woman at the well (JOH
4:17-19)and later in His prophecy concerning Peter and the beloved
desciple John in the Gospel of John (JOH 21:18-22). There are
genuine persons who are gifted with levels or degrees of accurate
ESP or God perceptions. Though few there be, they are ignored
because they are placed in the same category as all the rest.
These are the ones that do not advertise no accept money for their
using their gift. They know that God's gifts cannot be bought nor
sold like common merchandise. To do so would result in very
detrimental effects (ACT 8:18-24). These prophets are not to be
confused with those mentioned in the 18th chapter of Deuteronomy
which condems all occult practices in general. These true prophets
have been chosen to convey special messages to certain individuals.
These ones have tapped into the Universal Mind that contains all
events of the past present and future. Their information is
received from Him who declares 'the end from the beginning'. He is
the Alpha and Omega who dwells in eternity where time and space are
not. Saint Paul also tells us that there are things that no man has
seen but God has revealed them to such ones as He is pleased to do
so. Jesus confirmed this by stating the promise He gave concerning
someone who would come after His ascention beyond the eye of mortal
man. 'He shall glorify me and He shall show you things to come'
(JOH 16:13). These true messengers like Jesus are able to predict
and prophecy accurately concerning the future and there are no
misses. They need no money for their services for they are provided
for by the Lord who is the owner of all substance. They are the
Elijah and Elisha of this present age that can bring fire down from
heaven to the earth in the sight of the worshippers of Baal or
'children of deception'. These do not perform necromancy but they
do raise the dead like Jesus did. The only divination these chosen
ones do are the forcasting of the coming kingdom of God on earth
with proofs or 'signs following' (MAR 16:17-18). Unlike the
conterfeit satanic spirits of devils performing miracles, these ones
are the 'watchers who are the advanced force of the King of Kings
and Lord of Lords and are paving His way at His soon literal return
to this earth. What ever they tall you is sure to come to past, for
the Lord is He who backs up their words. If there is any doubt at
all about this statement let us read now the following scripture
'And if thou say in thine heart, how shall we know the word which
the Lord hath not spoken? When a prophet skeaketh in the name of
the Lord, if the things follow not nor come to pass, that is the
thing which the Lord has not spoken, but the prophet has spoken it
presumptuously : thou shalt not be afraid of him.'(DEU 18:21-22).
So you friends who are seekers of the truth, do not be brain washed
by mortal men who hold the truth in unrighteousness and claim to be
the messengers of the true God but really are wolves in sheep
clothing. The bible tells us to test the spirits to see whether
they are of God and this we do by scriptural truths (I JOH 4:1). Do
not be denied your rights of receiving the true message concerning
the future that is glorious for those who believe in Jesus Christ.
AFFIRMATION : I will not seek unto wizards who 'mutter and peep'
but I will seek unto the Lord and wait upon Him who will show me
things to come. When the student is ready, the Master will appear.
I will wait upon the Lord for my personal miracles to occur right
COPYRIGHT (c) 1985 by Michael A. Tanous, Pastor