When I first saw the commercials last year, I admit I was somewhat interested; but after watching the show one time, my intrigue went from curiosity to overwhelming concern, with a trace of anger.
The television series I am referring to is called Long Island Medium. In case you aren’t familiar, it is a series where a woman named Theresa Caputo claims to be a spiritual medium, gifted with the ability to hear and talk with the dead with the intent of giving people messages from their deceased relatives.
I can honestly say that I will never again watch any episode of Long Island Medium, but unfortunately not everyone feels the same way. According to reports, the show has been averaging 1.9 million viewers in its second season, up from 1.3 million viewers on average during its first season. And is scheduled to start a 3rd season in September.
1.9 million people are now falling prey to the devil in sheep’s clothing – or should I say, trendy clothing with a big blonde hairdo. Theresa is an entertainer who claims to be helping people with her gift of talking with the dead. However, in my opinion, she is causing imminent harm to not only those whom she thinks she is helping, but possibly up to 1.9 million viewers who are being deceived by Satan’s latest schemes, of which we are warned about in Ephesians 6:10-11 which says, “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.“
This latest scheme is proof that the devil will use whatever he can, even 21st century technology, to try to pull the wool over the eyes of people who are desperate to believe that there is life after death, but are not convinced that that after life is either heaven or hell, as the Bible states.
Unfortunately, Theresa Caputo knows nothing about life after death or higher beings. She has been quoted saying that she does not believe in God, but depends on a “spirit guide” to help her with her quest to channel the dead. Even had she not stated her lack of belief in God, it is obvious, because the Bible clearly condemns any use of mediums, psychics, or spiritism.
Whether referring to talking with the dead, reading horoscopes, tarot cards, palm readings, fortune tellers, astrology or even playing a Ouiji board game – practices based on the concept that some type of spirit, or ‘god’, or a deceased loved one can communicate with the living is wrong, and against God’s ways.
In the case of the Long Island Medium, people are amazed at the facts she seems to know. It doesn’t take but a few minutes to see the look of shock and awe on a person’s face when she tells them truths about their personal lives or families that she has no way of knowing. I admit, it’s convincing, and quite obvious that somehow she does have the means to know information that she has not been told – that ‘somehow’ is known as ‘Satan’.
Ephesians 6:12 is one example of proof that demons exists, and that they are hard at work in their game of deception, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”
Also in 2 Corinthians 11:14-15, we read that Satan disguises himself in ways that would be attractive. After all, if he showed up looking like a fiery demon, I doubt anyone would choose to follow. That passage says: “And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.”
In many areas of life, sin appears to be good and pleasurable, and we get pulled into thinking if it seems fun, or pleasing, or looks attractive, that it’s okay. Until that sin wraps its way into our hearts and wreaks havoc on our lives, in the hopes of pulling us so far away from God into such a deep pit of worthlessness, that we can never find our way back. Although watching this show seems innocent and interesting, it is spreading an addiction to deception.
My prayer is that although Theresa thinks she is helping people, shedding light on the unseen world, that she will see the damage she is actually causing to people who are grasping at straws to believe in something good and helpful. I have even considered that she may not be aware of how she is actually getting the information, because she is blinded by the devil’s deception in her own heart.
Although Theresa Caputo seems like a very nice lady, and genuinely thinks she is using this gift for the good of others, the truth is, she is simply being used in a scheme orchestrated by the powers of darkness that we are warned about in God’s Word. If information, guidance and supernatural intervention are not from God, then it is from the deceiver. As long as she continues this masquerade, other people will get hooked as well, and possibly destroyed by the enemy in the long run.
Will you join me in praying for Theresa Caputo? That she will find the real source of guidance and that she will hear God’s voice above all the voices fighting for her attention? That she will dicover the one true God, our only divine source of guidance before it’s too late?
Will you pray that the millions of people watching this show will awaken to this scheme, and put on the full armor of God to protect their hearts from the enemy who wants nothing more than to destroy them from the inside out? If you have been been intrigued enough by this show, ask God to cleanse your heart, and make a commitment to turn the channel when it comes on.
Let’s stand firm as a nation against the things of this world that are not of God. When we storm the throne of heaven with righteous anger and pleas for intervention to overcome evil, God always hears, and in the end, the victory will be His. In fact, it already is.
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