Yes, I have felt like this too. It's like I have a way of attracting people who only want to suck me dry, then toss me out when I don't keep giving them 'happy pills.' It's better these days, now that I understand I was taught from childhood to do exactly that. Also, I've learned that most people will use anyone who will allow it. Even good people will use others. It's human nature to look out for number one. (A councilor told me this!)
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It's not, actually. It is from India and a part of their religion. Each pose is deigned to enter you into fellowship with a particular demon. (You can google it). I used to do yoga, then one day I was in intercessory prayer, and a voice in my head invited me to become one with the energy of the universe. I cut the prayer off short, gathered my nerves, and then asked God what was going on. I believe He taught me that when you pray deeply, the 'veil' between the seen and unseen world thins, and if you open any windows for other 'voices' to commune with you, they will. I'm still learning mind you, and I can only go by my own experiences. I don't think a Christian can be possessed by a demon, since we are already slaves to Christ, BUT we can be manipulated by them. I know I have...
I might say something that evokes an emotional response. It's not intentional. Crying usually leads to some kind of healing. Violence leads to me making peace before I get hurt. I don't know much about deliverance and am not confident in that department. I have heard of people getting attacked while praying over someone!
I have family that are narcissistic too. Not fun at all.
I agree with your thoughts on empaths in general. I think God made us all to function for Him. But if one does not follow Him, then they follow someone else.
I don't know her, and it might sound harsh of me, but if she is calling herself a Christian medium, then she needs to have a long talk with God. Mediums consult with familiar spirits, who are created beings... fallen created beings. A prophet of God consults only with the Holy Spirit.
I am mostly a dreamer. I know what other people are suffering under, how to help them, what to expect in the future, warnings and lessons for my own life, all from dreams. Occasionally, I also make people turn suddenly violent or start crying without even trying. I have seen angels, and um... other things I would just as soon forget.
I am VERY cautious and will not do yoga, palm reading, or any of that. It messes with my radar and I start getting messages that conflict with the bible and what I know about God. I stay away from all of that, Wicca, Native American ecc.... Some think I'm crazy about it (too cautious) but I do what I have to do.
updated by @arrowyn: 03/24/17 08:28:55AM
It was a relief to me too. But always test the spirits. They will try to trick you. Sigh.... I recently started head covering. Yeah, like in 1 Corinthians. I had no idea how I was being deceived until I put that scarf on my head. I was believing all kinds of lies about my self worth.
They will not understand the term 'empath'. They will see it as pure evil. If you call yourself a prophetic person, then you would be using a biblical term... however, the average church will not accept that such gifts even exist today. The Charismatic churches do believe in gifts, however.
Baseline for you as a new believer is to learn God's voice. To break free from any control of the Enemy, and to do what the Holy Spirit tells you to. You can do this by studying the whole bible(Like Jar of Clay suggested). Pray everyday. Pray as often as possible. Pray in the name of Jesus (or Yeshua--the Hebrew version of His name).
You are never alone. That is what the Holy Spirit is for. And as far as hiding what you know... well, people might not be ready for everything you know. It might take time to learn when to speak and when to pray only. I have been in plenty of situations when the person was not ready to listen, so I entered into intercessory prayer for them. In fact, my best friend doesn't believe I have any gifts... And yet she will come running to me the moment her life goes haywire...
There is no reincarnation. It goes against what we know of God through His word. But you can have a special attachment to another person. Maybe you are meant to help them, or they are meant to help you. You can also be warned to stay away from a person. (Been there!)
People can have auras. Yup. Just like places can have a vibe.
You sound like you are prophetic. As you read the bible, pay attention to the lives of the prophets. I believe most of them lived fairly solitary lives. They did marry though, and have children.
Oh... and Jesus said that people will know a true prophet by their fruit.
22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Whatever you do, don't give up. It is far better to serve the Creator than the creation any day. And people aren't everything. I know... been there too... It is better to hear God's voice than people any day.
AND.... my children are whining again. I need to go.
Psalm 139:14I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
God created you for Gifts. For great and wonderful things. In your BC (Before Christ) days, theEnemyknew this full well and took advantage of you.
Dear Sister, um... I'm assuming you are a woman, if not, forgive me! Now is the time to:
Ephesians 6: 10-18
10Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
...Thisis now your shielding.
If you were born to be a Prophet of God, and yet did not know God, then the Enemy takesadvantage. But be assured that God had hisplan all along and knew that He would send his Son and his Spirit to you. Pray that any doors or windows into the demonic world be closed and nailed (pun intended) closed. Pray it by the name and the blood of Jesus. Pray it with conviction. (I pray it now for you too) .You are now a child of the King. You now serve the One who made everything, including the demons (who quake at the mention of his name).
Sorry, I have to go now... But I will be on later.
Mat the Lord bless you and keep you. May his face shine upon you.
Love, your sister in Christ.