Is it because there is no God . . ?
Everyone seems to want to know what lies ahead in their lives. Palm readers, psychics, tea leaf readers, mediums, seers, and all manner of prognosticators are sought out in order to peek into the future. Even Christians chase after prophets, both real and counterfeit, to catch a glimpse into what is in store for their lives. Tarot cards, Ouija boards, and all manner of devices are used to know what is not yet revealed to the senses.
There was a king in Samaria by the name of Ahaziah who injured himself falling and became extremely ill. He sent some of his men to inquire of the god of Ekron, Baalzebub, to see if he was going to live or die.
The one true God took note of it and sent one of His prophets, Elijah the Tishbite, to go and meet Ahaziah’s messengers with the following word
And he said unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Forasmuch as thou hast sent messengers to enquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron, is it not because there is no God in Israel to enquire of his word? therefore thou shalt not come down off that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die. 2 Kings 1:16 (KJV) (see also v. 6)
We see in verse 17 that, “he died according to the word of the Lord which Elijah had spoken.” This is one of several incidences where we can see that God is against those who seek to know the future by any means other than His Holy Spirit.
It never ceases to amaze me, how people in this, supposedly “enlightened” society, are still seeking after the dead, as though that were possible, and/or demon spirits, knowingly or unknowingly, to know what would be freely given if they would just seek the face of God.
Why would anyone want to traffic with a “bottom of the food chain” spirit of any kind rather than the all powerful Holy Spirit of God?
Did you receive . . ?
Jesus declared that he was, and is, and ever will be “the Way and the Truth and the Life” and that “no one comes to the Father except by (through) Me” John 14:6 (AMP).
After He defeated death, hell and the grave and rose to the right hand of the majesty on high, He sent the Holy Spirit to be with all who believe. Subsequent to the indwelling of the Holy Spirit at salvation, He also provided (sent) the promise of the Father” mentioned in Acts 1:4.
We can read of several instances where this “promise” was realized as the baptism in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking with other tongues. There is the Jewish Outpouring of Acts 2:1-4, the Gentile Outpouring of Acts 10:45, 46, and the Ephesian Outpouring seen in Acts 19:6. It was during this Ephesian Outpouring that the following was recorded:
And he asked them, Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed (on Jesus as the Christ)? And they said, No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit. Acts 19:2 (AMP)
The answer to the question, “did you receive … when you believed?” was answered, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” Unfortunately, many Christians are in the same condition today.
If you have never heard, I’m glad you have read this article. Of course, first you must receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Then, receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking with other tongues. How? Just ask Jesus to baptize you in the Holy Spirit. He is the Baptizer. Then, you can ask the Lord to show you things to come.
But when He, the Spirit of Truth . . .comes, . . . He will announce and declare to you the things . . . (that will happen in the future). John 16:13 (AMP)