(By Dawn Hill) As a young Christian, I remember driving by establishments featuring the words, “psychics” and “tarot cards” in glowing neon in windows and storefronts, and I remember, for lack of a better word, feeling agitated at the sight of these places. I was not agitated with the individuals operating in this realm so much as I was the very existence of this perversion of the prophetic. Looking back, I understand that my agitation was in large part a reaction to this counterfeit of the prophetic ministry, and it was tied to my calling as a prophetic voice.
Imagine my surprise and naivete when I discovered and continue to discover that this counterfeit realm operates among those who profess to know Jesus Christ, and sadly, many are deceived by darkness masquerading as light. I do not pretend to believe that this is a pleasant word. What is to follow is a difficult word, but it is an issue that must be addressed in the body of Christ, and my goal is to share the truth of the Word of God and the heart of the Father on the matter. Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty, and we need Him to guide us into all truth (2 Corinthians 3:17, John 16:13).
In our current spiritual climate, there are many things occurring in the name of revival and Jesus Christ. Some things are within our comfort zone and understanding while other things really stretch us and challenge us. I do not pretend to have all the answers. However, when there are professed Christians taking tools utilized by the kingdom of darkness and morphing them into tools with a similar purpose but a different branding, that is a slippery slope racing to the finish line of witchcraft while preaching another Christ. CONTINUE