Testing the spirits to make sure they are of God is an important action for any psychic medium to take. I would even take it a step further and say that information from spirits that is not tested should be disregarded. Do not assume that putting up white light will always take care of everything. Keep in mind that even Jesus himself, was approached by the devil. I learned the hard way, because when I first accepted my abilities, I did not understand that I would need to test the spirits. This lack of testing got me into a very bad relationship situation, which it took years to fully understand or get out of.
In the Bible there is talk of good spirit communication and there is also talk of it being evil that seems to contradict. That is because if we do not keep our own intentions pure and ego free, and always test the spirits who come to us, we could be causing a world of damage to others, without even knowing it. Our good intentions could be used against us, and evil could use us as medium pawns. As a medium, without testing the spirits, we could think we are helping someone, and yet actually be causing them more damage than we could know.
There are spirits who will say things that may be true, but those spirits could be using those true things to manipulate and hurt the person receiving the readings, so we must always be sure what we are doing is God’s will and in his name.
When I first went through my awakening and finally accepted that I was a medium, all the mediumship abilities I had been blocking off since childhood could be blocked no more. Before that, I could simply pray for spirits to go away, and they would. However, when I came through my awakening, it was made clear to me that God had a plan for me, and I was too follow through. No longer, would I be allowed to just ignore the spirit world.
After going through my awakening, I was told to find others like myself. I became very involved in both a local church and a metaphysical center, where I learned better to understand that I was in fact, not just a medium, but a psychic, an empath, and a spiritual healer. It was really scary for me to be told by my teachers that I was so advanced that I should be teaching them. I was very new to this stuff and not raised in anything metaphysical. There were family members with abilities on both my maternal and paternal side, but it was kept secret from me for many years.
Please understand that I came into this fresh and new, knowing nothing. It would take years of the spirit world’s teachings, plus trial and error for me to truly earn the gift of discernment, as it is described in the list of spiritual gifts in 1 Corinthians 12 (4-11).
“Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.”
Discerning the difference between a good and evil spirit is so important, but true discernment involves testing them as stated in 1 John 4:1.
“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”
So, how does one go about testing the spirits, you might ask? Again, the answer is in 1 Corinthians 12 (3).
“Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.”
As in life, so in death, therefore we test the spirits by asking them if Jesus is the Christ and Lord, and if he walked the earth in human flesh. This will not phase a spirit from God, but it will have an effect on negative spirits who are deceptively pretending to be good. These spirits will try to fool us, but the power in that question will either anger a negative spirit, or simply make it leave without another word. When this happens, no matter how nice or beautiful the spirit seems, you know it was not good, and to disregard any words that spirit speaks.
Again, it took many years to understand these biblical truths. Now, I pray that God’s will be done in the name of Jesus Christ before every reading. When a spirit comes to me out of the blue, I always test them. And yes, there are times where it is indeed a deceptive spirit to be ignored.
We can not fully understand why these negative spirits would do this, but understand that they are the fallen ones. They are jealous of us, because we have a body and the opportunity to learn and grow while on earth, and the opportunity to return home to our loving Heavenly Parents, who wait for our return with open arms. They have lost their way back, and can never grow or return home. So in anger, they try to stop as many of us from returning as they can as well.
Please, do not be a pawn to these negative spirits. Always test the spirits.