Discernment

There is a trend within occult circles that has been around for quite some time now, whereby certain people engage in channeling and automatic writing. In other words, they will say they have a “word from Spirit,” or a “word from this angel or that angel,” or a word from “this Ascended Master or that Ascended Master,” or a “proclamation from certain light beings,” and then share it either via spoken word or, quite often, through written word. You can pick up many books by famous (or, infamous…?) occultists and will see evidence of this channeling, as well as the related automatic writing. Furthermore, with the internet widely available across the world now, it’s easy to find many different websites whose contributors write down and share the words from these supposed “divine,” or supernatural, or “light” beings.

But while this trend has always been common in occult circles, it has now become progressively common amongst so-called “Christian circles.” There are an increasing number of people who claim to have a “word from God” or who say, “Jesus Christ gave me these words and I wrote them down or here’s what he said.” Or even, “Spirit told me this thing,” or, “my angel said the other thing,” or “this light being showed me this.”

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