There has been some interesting conversations come up lately about the use of pendulums, cards (angel cards/tarot cards) and other forms of “divination.” I feel like I want to explain my personal opinion about all of these things.
I feel that nothing has power unless you give it power. To me all of these are just tools in the tool box. I always
pray over everything first and ask God to guide me. The cards are just to help me clarify the message He is giving me. I use a pendulum sometimes too but it is more because it shows physically the energy that I feel flowing…the pendulum is so that you an actually see it.
For example if I am doing chakra balancing or clearing on someone, I can feel the energy flowing and can feel when the clearing is done, but the client cannot. The pendulum actually moves with the energy I feel and then the client can see the pendulum movement. They can see when it starts to move and pick up speed and see when it starts to slow down… So it gives them something that they can tangibly see and it also validates for me that what I am feeling is right and true.
I do have to say that if people are seeking truth they will find Jesus whether they want to or not.
We are all on our own spiritual journey. It doesn’t make these things (tools) right or wrong. YOU have to decide what is right or wrong for you. And I think that more than anything it is your intention about why or how you are using these tools. If you are using them instead of seeking God, then of course that isn’t the way I would do it. That would mean that you believe the cards have the power and that would make them an idol. However if you are seeking God first and using the tools to help confirm then that feels right to me.
More than anything you have to decide in your own heart what is right for YOU! No one has the right to dictate your personal spiritual journey.
I want to also share with you one conversation that I had last year with my friend Kevin about this specific topic:
Jennifer, I wanted to ask a question about cards, as you are one Christian psychic who uses them. I got a message from a client. She has been denounced for using Tarot cards. My reply to her was based on my experience with Melanie. I told her that the cards were like a relaxer of her natural abilities. Like riding a bike versus walking, you need the legs to do both of them, but the bike takes you further faster and you can sit down and ride. So I have come to believe with cards…you still need your abilities to do a reading, but the cards relax your ability to make it flow. And, I said that it is not divination (which the Lord says not to do in Deuteronomy 18:10-11) if you do not need the cards but merely use them to relax your abilities. It is people who believe the cards have the power to reveal supernatural knowledge who are doing divination, which is forbidden by God. What has been your experience in this, as you serve the Lord and use cards (angel cards, I believe, and not Tarot, but I would think the method would be similar,)Thanks, Kevin
Yes… I think we’ve actually talked about this before Kevin. To me they are like a tool in the toolbox. Nothing more. The cards don’t have power but if you pray and ask for a divine message it’s similar to asking for a message and seeing it later on a billboard or opening your bible randomly to “just the right page”. It really just confirms what needs to be relayed. Jennifer
Kevin is an author and a good friend of mine. You can find out more about his books here:
Kevin was raised in Southern Baptist churches, and began teaching the Bible in 1992. In 1999 he was ordained as a deacon by Pima Street Baptist Church of Tucson, and in 2006 was elected adult education director of the church. While teaching Bible classes in the mid-2000s, his students began having more questions for Kevin on what the Bible really says about spirits, psychics, and mediums. At the same time, he began to make friends with psychics and mediums through online social networking, many of whom were pleasantly surprised at his unconditional acceptance of them