family thinks im in a cult, or devlil worshipping
@Rene- "Well, at the end of the day it's a decision we have to make. It states it clearly in the Bible that we shouldnt practice the gifts we were given. So why give them to us? I have also struggled with this."
Let me ask you something Rene.. What is the difference between a Medium and the gift of Decernment of Spirits? What is the difference between a prophet and someone who is clairvoyant? What is the difference between laying on of hands and energy healing? What is the difference between being "slain in the spirit" and channeling"? How about Elijah being taken up in the sky and astral projection?
I asked myself these questions and realized that it was nothing more then just a "name game" so then I focused a little energy into the history of the bible and the intention of all the priests, rabbi's, ect and what their intentions were in adding this into the bible. I realized that Rome was divided so they needed to create a religion that they would everyone follow. (It's easier to rule a land when people aren't divided.) Then I looked at what made Jesus so special but why Jesus said we he did.. "you will do greater things then these". Didn't make sense, unless they needed to create a human that was more Godlike in order to get people to follow him.
See I was taught the same thing and for many years I couldn't figure out why God would reject a 5 year old kid for having an ability that she didn't even ask for. The only conclusion is that I must have done something really bad in order for God to curse me. Which set me on a journey to eventually question my beliefs and the beliefs of the religion I was raised in. I realized that their God and my God were to different people. What I was taught and what I experienced were two different people. Which then opened the door to help me discuss the love of MY God, and not the wrath of someone else's. The above was my starting point, sifting through the bible and questioning everything. I didn't ask other people, I sat there and.. I swear,lol, told God what I was seeking and not to hurt me because I needed answers. All I recieved was peace and understading. It was this journey of dismanteling all that was programmed in me and learning who and what all this means to me. My perception changed, my beliefs changed and that peace within tells me that I am on the right path..for me. I also learned that this is an individual journey, and my truth may not be truth for other people, and that's ok, it's not not a one -size fits all and it's not meant to be. And for the first time ever, I have found the LOVE of my God, and not the fear of someone else's God :)
I don't know where you are on your path or in your journey, but my hope is that by sharing my experieince during my journey, might help you on yours. Many Blessings to you!
I agree with you. The only difference I can find is who is doing the decrementing. If your a member of a church, it's accepted as a gift from the holy ghosts. If you are a spiritual person that has the same gift then you are deemed evil.
Every prophet had the same gifts. Jesus being the ultimate Empath .
I just don't want to lead anyone away from their faith with my beliefs. It is a personal choice that each of us have to make.
At this point all I know is that there is a greater force than I at the controls. He or that energy is known by many different names.