Do Psychics Exist?

magic-8-ballMy mom said a psychic predicted my existence before I was born.

She went to visit one in her home country. The woman told her she’d have four kids. After she had my brother and sister, she thought she was done. She told herself that psychic must have been wrong.

14.5 years later, I was born.

Crazy, huh? It makes me wonder if true psychics really exist.

I’ve always dismissed the idea of psychics as a dumb theory. Why would God give some people on earth the ability to see the future? And then I realize that maybe he wouldn’t. And maybe he didn’t. Perhaps psychic ability is the enemy’s gift to certain members of his flock. Perhaps it’s another one of his methods of deception.

Populating the earth with people who can see the future confuses even those who are grounded in the truth sometimes.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying everyone who claims to be able to see the future must be Satan’s spawn. There were prophets in biblical times who predicted the very events we’re watching unfold before our eyes today. They predicted the future, and as it turns out, they were right (though many believe the contrary.)

But I’m not talking about modern-day prophets. I’m talking about those “psychics” who exploit their “gift” for money. Who will sit in a tent and read your palm in exchange for gold and silver, and who say they’re doing it in the name of Jesus, even if they aren’t.

Do real psychics exist? Well, I wouldn’t call them psychics. I’d call them prophets. Today’s prophets don’t make the same sorts of detailed predictions that John made when he wrote the book of Revelation. I believe today’s prophets have keen intuitions and intelligent minds that are aware and able to think critically. Today’s prophets don’t see the future in black and white. They see it as a rainbow of constantly evolving colors.

I’d venture to call myself a modern-day prophet. As someone who walks in the presence of the Holy Spirit on a daily basis, who talks to him and hears from him — even though it often translates like a game of telephone — I am able to predict the future.

No, I’m not always right. But at least I’m thinking.