Webster’s defines a spiritual medium as “an individual held to be a channel of communication between the earthly world and a world of spirits.” People who go to such a medium trust the medium, believing the information is coming from a legit source and that the medium has their best interests in mind. But as any Christian expert in the occult will testify, this practice (when it’s not just a staged parlor trick) opens occult doors. It’s a trap. There’s a dark agenda at play behind such channeling (whether the medium is consciously aware of it or not).
But another definition of medium, in the more everyday sense, is just a means of conveying or expressing something. Today’s media conveys information to us, “channeling” messages through news reports, commercials, official announcements, social media, and so forth. We’re to trust the media, believing that the information is coming from a legit source that has our best interests in mind. But what if there’s a dark agenda behind some of what’s being channeled on the channels? What if there’s a trap, a plot, a self-serving motive—that maybe some of the media’s “mediums” (the reporters, and so forth) aren’t even aware of?
Floating around out there—and nothing new—are ideas of a one-world religion, one-world government, one-world currency, etc. There’s also “global education” that many official education associations and boards are … well, on board with. In assorted categories, slogans like “world peace now,” “save the environment,” “we are one,” “protect your rights,” “masks keep everyone safe,” and “coexist” also come up as common goals.
Some of that sounds harmless, maybe even beneficial. But how can we tell when other factors might be in play in those messages being “channeled”?
No matter the topic, if we take a spiritual perspective when processing information, we have to remember that those doing the channeling may not actually be aligned with the Lord. They may not have the same standards/purposes he has. Do we know the originator’s definition of terms? Do we know the ultimate purpose? (That is, the purpose of whoever is up the chain of command.) Do we grasp that there may be layers we should peel back and examine?
When anything sets off even a tiny alarm, it would pay to trace back and determine the truth/source/purpose of what’s being channeled—no matter the type of medium.
Remember, Mark Twain said, “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” There ARE “trained controversialists” out there. And if we don’t pay attention, we’re in danger of becoming “useful idiots.”