About Tarot and how I read as opposed to many of the mainstream self-professed psychics:
We had little money in our family as a child and I was an only child, therefore I loved board games and cards. My mother taught me every card game under the sun.
As poor as we were my family managed to put me in a private Catholic school since it had a higher academic standard. That’s where I learned about Jesus.
I loved Jesus and cards. I loved to handle cards, play with cards, shuffle cards, build card houses, play card games and anything cards! I collected various cool decks of cards.
While in college, I had a decent job but I wanted something more. I’m a Capricorn and I’ve always HATED working the 9:00 to 5:00 regimen and ESPECIALLY working for someone else. Capricorns often prefer to be their own boss.
I hoped to have a career where I am my own boss.
The metaphysical book shop was offering tarot card classes and while tarot was considered a seriously demonic tool of divination/sorcery throughout mainstream Christianity, and unanimously frowned up as an abomination in the eyes of the Lord, I took the classes.
Later I bought numerous books, study guides, and a few decks and began researching everything Tarot related. Then I ‘got scared of God being mad’ and I stopped. While attending Theological Seminary to get my Ph.D., I discovered far more about the mind of Christ and our Lord than I had ever realized prior:
What I came to realize is this: The cards in and of themselves are inanimate objects with zero power, much like the way God laughed at the idols and pagan gods patronized by pagans and Baal worshippers in the Bible.
Where does the source of power come from? Only 2 options and nothing in between: It’s God or Demons. throughout my life, I’d often hear Christians talk about the ways in which the Lord showed them something and oftentimes it was through imagery, i.e., a billboard, a bumper sticker, (sometimes audibly like a song), a movie, a photograph – but something visual. I had one devout Christian guy tell me that God spoke to Him in the shower when he took notice of hair on the shower wall placed in the shape of a cross. No Christian has ever denied anything being wrong with these various visuals.
I knew that the Lord gave us extraordinary gifts and I also knew that Satan is a copycat and steals everything from God since he alone can’t create. The bible is filled with great men and women that performed extraordinary miracles, just look at Elijah, Elisha, and Paul.
Then I remembered this scripture from 1 Corinthians 2: 1-5, “Brothers and sisters, when I came to you, I didn’t speak about God’s mystery as if it were some kind of brilliant message or wisdom. While I was with you, I decided to deal with only one subject-Jesus Christ, who was crucified. When I came to you, I was weak. I was afraid and very nervous. I didn’t speak my message with persuasive intellectual arguments. I spoke my message with a show of spiritual power so that your faith would not be based on human wisdom but on God’s power.” (GOD’S WORD® Translation)
As I’d watch various television programs about “psychics” I later began to ask the Lord, “Father, your Word says that I can ask you for anything and that if it’s acceptable to you (that He wills it), that I can have it if I believe for it. Father we have so many false prophets running rampant, I want to be A REAL ONE, ‘cause it looks fun and I’d use it to glorify you, Father.”
One of the most important things that we have lost in American Christianity is our Christ-authorized power and authority as promised by becoming true Believers in the saving blood of Jesus.
Jesus always performed a miracle FIRST and then he gave his word. We don’t do that today – our most prevalent delivery today is rather pride-filled with a very weak, watered-down faith and we’re under the erroneous assumption that it’s in our brilliant prose, apologetics, arguments, scripture tossing, “religious images on Facebook with ‘Like’ or ‘Share’ if you love Jesus, and other miscellaneous thought-provoking statements that are supposed to drop kick the lost and dying generation to its knees in full repentance, all unanimously turning to Christ.
I have 541 friends on my Facebook friend list and I’d say at least 300 of them are Christians and great portion consider themselves devout, hardcore and truly on fire for Jesus. There they are, every day, all day, posting their cute little cookie recipes, pretty little pictures of the lake, the trees, the birds, the flowers and more often than not, the images are captioned with a friendly scripture and these people really see this as their God work, their contribution as ambassadors of Christ.
I, on the other hand, a bible scholar, psychotherapist and senior pastor of Salvaged Christian Ministries, started a thread asking Christians to relay how the Lord answered certain prayers and tell us about whatever particular miracle has transpired in their lives. I received only ONE reply and that ONE reply was from a 16-year-old boy in Australia, the son of devout Christian parents and he told an amazing story of how he miraculously survived unscathed after falling over a balcony.
That was it. That really opened my eyes and enabled me to see 2 Timothy 3:5 in action: “They will do things to make it look as if they are Christians. But they will not receive the power that is for a Christian. Keep away from such people.” New Life Version.
Why stay away from them? Because it’s too easy to become like them; to be brainwashed by their lukewarm, watered-down, useless, ideologies that are thoroughly unprofitable in the Kingdom of the Lord.
They will have what they believe for and for this reason they’re unable to post of the multitude of extraordinary and wondrous works and miracles in their life because they probably don’t see too many. Most of their posts are about hanging on, hanging in there, getting by, hoping for this, hoping for that, asking for little like it’s doing God a favor by not asking Him for much – treating God like the welfare recipient next door, not wanting to bother Him for too much sugar.
There is an extreme secularization of the American and western world which has left a gnawing spiritual vacuum. I’ve noticed that outside the influence of such secularism and “de-mythologizing” of the world, i.e., in places like Africa, Asia, and among traditional peoples everywhere, an awareness of the spiritual realm and its ubiquitous influence (for good or ill) is part of everyday life, so you don’t find the hyper-fascination with it in media in the way you do here where it has more the character of the exotic in secularized people’s minds (which, sadly, includes most of western Christianity influenced Christians), and so has the capacity to attract a significant viewership.
On June 9th, 1994, while driving on Highway 50 in the Sierra Mountains in Northern California, Christine Skubish fell asleep at the wheel of her car and drove off the road. She died instantly, but her son Nick miraculously survived the crash. The car crashed into a deep ravine and was not visible to other travelers, so rescue for the boy seemed hopeless. Five days passed, and the crash scene was still not found by the authorities.
Somewhere in the same town, a middle-aged couple from out of town; last names, Hoyts, were visiting family. The wife completely disconnected from these this young mother and her son, with no ties at all, woke up out of deep sleep in the middle of the night, woke her husband up and vehemently demanded that they leave right away. She said she felt a compulsion and an urgency to get on that road RIGHT NOW. The husband finally agreed.
Then, later that night, the Hoyts were traveling on highway 50. Debra Hoyt suddenly saw something shocking. She saw a nude woman lying on the side of the road. She was horrified when she saw this, and she told her husband her concerns. They pulled off at the next exit to call the police. The Hoyts directed the police to the location where she remembered seeing the woman laying by the side of the road. They found a child’s shoe not far from there, and another shoe down an embankment.
The policemen searched the woods below the highway, where they found the car wreck. Christine Skubish was dead at the scene, but her son was still alive and could talk to the policemen. Rescue teams were called in and the boy was removed from the wreckage. The child later told of seeing an EXTREME bright light circle the car. This light circled the car for quite some time until it moved up the ravine and onto the road where it remained as a light but with a human form.
The child also expressed that he felt NO FEAR of that light – none and its presence were extraordinarily calming – he was recalling this 19 years later in his interview which was where I saw it. This case is documented.
Many Christians would contend that the light was an angel, though I’m not entirely convinced that it wasn’t his mother.
With that said, back to my hobby as a psychic on the largest psychic network in the world. I also touted a spirit guide in my profile but my spelling was “Spirit guide,” as in the Holy Spirit. If it isn’t the Holy Spirit speaking, it isn’t good.
My strategy? I pray up, I bind the enemy, I call upon the Lord God, in the name of Jesus Christ, and I ask the Holy Spirit to show me through the visual of those cards, though those pictures, with their numbers, symbols, and colors, what exactly it is that He would have me to know and relay.
Would the Lord do that? You better believe it. Anyone that would assert, “Those are demons, not God. The bible says that even Christians will be deceived by the works of the devil. Even demons can appear as an angel of light…”
True but that wasn’t a demon on the side of the road hovering around that little boy and these aren’t demons assisting me either. Which reminds me of this:
Jesus’ ministry of miracles and deliverance occasionally brought him into conflict with the religious establishment of his day. One of the most intriguing controversies concerned the accusation by a group of Pharisees—termed “Jerusalem scribes” in Mark’s gospel—that Jesus had accomplished the healing of a dumb man with the aid of Beelzebub, the prince of demons (Matt. 12:22-30; Mark 3:22-27; Luke 11:14-23).
In terms of synoptic relationships, it is significant to note a “minor agreement” of Matthew and Luke against Mark in this story. In Matthew and Luke Jesus is accused of casting out demons “by Beelzebub, the prince of demons.” Mark, however, records his accusers’ claim as: “He is possessed by Beelzebub, and by the prince of demons he casts out demons.”
Jesus responds to his accusers that if God is responsible for the liberation of the dumb man from his bondage to Satan, then God’s kingdom has been established in their midst. In this brief New Testament passage, we can hear not only the Hebraic words of Jesus—באצבע אלהים (be-etsba elohim)—but also his understanding of the redemptive significance of his movement that he chose to call the kingdom of God.
People seeking a Tarot card reading or “Psychic” if you will, are people that, without question, have a measure of faith —they believe in something and that’s a great start. They have a need, they’re reaching out and their willing to exercise faith – faith in something greater than themselves – the supernatural, if you will and all we have out there right now are the enemies’ minions, luring them into a demonic force that will rob them of the truth and all that they have in return for nothing but pain, regret, and disaster.
I allow the Holy Spirit to minister to others through me; to demonstrate His power and the rest is up to them.