March 30 , 2018

A Christian Psychic…Oh No!

In my many years of working publically withy my God given gifts, I am asked many times how I can be a Christian and an Intuitive Medium.

Being asked this recently I thought I would post the original article and my rebuttal. The purpose of this is to say, if you have God given gifts that flow naturally, have good intentions to others who need help or answers, then use your gifts. Come out of the “psychic closet” and ask if this a path that God wants to you go on.

Here is the articles. God Bless and take care Troy.

‘Clairvoyant Christians’ and the Trouble With Some ‘Prophetic’ Ministries

7:00AM EST 3/8/2016 JENNIFER LECLAIRE

The trouble with this type of prophetic ministry is that it violates Scripture.

On Monday morning, I received an email from a publicist who claims a “devout lifelong Christian” is also “a clairvoyant, empathic psychic medium and psychic investigator with consultation on more than 100 missing person and cold case files on his resume.”

Troy Griffin claims he communicates with people who have died and is using his gifts to help authorities “solve the unsolvable cases where tracks had run cold.” In fact, he calls this his life’s work.

The trouble with this type of prophetic ministry is that it violates Scripture. I have no doubt Griffin is talking to spirits—familiar spirits who know everything about the deceased person.

Why these familiar spirits would cooperate in solving crimes, I do not know. What I do know is necromancy—which Merriam-Webster defines as “conjuration of the spirits of the dead for purposes of magically revealing the future or influencing the course of events”—is an abomination to the Lord. And that didn’t change with the New Covenant. Deuteronomy 18:9-13 says:
“When you enter into the land which the Lord your God gives you, you must not learn to practice the abominations of those nations. There must not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or who uses divination, or uses witchcraft, or an interpreter of omens, or a sorcerer, or one who casts spells, or a spiritualist, or an occultist, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination to the Lord and because of these abominations the Lord your God will drive them out from before you. You must be blameless before the Lord your God.”

That is crystal clear.

Griffin’s publicist claims he kept his psychic gifts “in the closet,” for fear of being ostracized by his Christian community. He counts pastors, Christian authors and other strict religious devotees as part of his beloved family and insists he’s a devout believer.

“God gave me this gift. I didn’t create it on my own,” Griffin says, speaking of his “psychic calling.”

Of course, he’s accustomed to Christian leaders disagreeing with him—but he is quick to answer that a Christian’s job is to love, accept and preach to all people and not just those who suit the conventional paradigm.

“I take the basic information and then I can pick up on the person and begin to see pictures, places and things visually in my mind,” Griffin says, explaining how he helps investigators. “Going online to Google maps and Google earth helps me put a visual framework to what I am getting in my mind’s eye. I can look at an area, pick up clues and assist in that way.”
Griffin apparently does not hesitate to let Christian themes spill over into his readings. He sees it as a way to comfort and restore faith in clients who are deeply grieving the loss of a loved one.

“Many of the readings I do for private clients are people who have lost children to suicide or to other tragic events, and this has caused them to lose or doubt their faith,” he says. “They’re looking to repair their faith and my religious background plays a role in helping them on that journey.”
This is a tragic deception. The Bible tells us “to comfort those who are in any trouble by the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God” (2 Cor. 1:4). That comfort comes from the Holy Spirit.

Christians are not supposed to turn to psychics or prophets to get in touch with dead loved ones. Prophets are not supposed to get prophetic words from any other source but God, yet in this hour we are clearly seeing these and other troubling trends emerge among those who call themselves prophetic. This should not surprise as Paul warned Timothy, “But evil men and seducers will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived” (2 Tim. 3:13).

Griffin is working to change common perception by opening up a public dialogue in the media regarding his “work as a medium and his Christian faith not being in direct conflict, but actually (complementing) one another.” With psychic mediums, clairvoyants and intuitive people coming forward more and more, and their abilities becoming more widely accepted in society, Griffin feels it is time to address Christianity and psychic phenomena.
“It’s a conversation that needs to be had,” he says.
Perhaps it is. But it’s a conversation that needs to be had with an open Bible.

The Bible says “You shall not eat anything with the blood in it, nor shall you practice divination or fortune-telling” (Lev. 19:26). The Bible says, “Do not turn to spirits through mediums or necromancers. Do not seek after them to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God” (Lev. 19:31). The Bible says, “When they say to you, ‘Seek after the mediums and the wizards, who whisper and mutter,’ should not a people seek after their God? Should they consult the dead for the living?” (Is. 18:19). The Bible says, “The person who turns to spirits through mediums and necromancers in order to whore after them, I will even set My face against that person and will cut him off from among his people” (Lev. 20:6).

I could go on and on but we’ll stop there. Prophets, can we please do what the Bible says? Christians, please beware of psychics, mediums, familiar spirits, tarot card readers, crystal ball readers, palm readers and the like. They may claim to serve God, but they are tapping into the spirit realm illegally and offering false comfort and fearful predictions that probably won’t even come to pass.

Beloved, stop listening to Jezebel’s puppets and starting praying for their deliverance.

Troy’s rebuttal:

I Am a Christian… And I am a Medium
By: Troy Griffin, Christian Intuitive Medium

On March 12, 2016, I awoke to an email in my inbox alerting me to an article in a society column of a well-known Christian publication. In this article, it warns the Christian community that belief in spirit and consulting with a medium like myself violates bible scripture, and therefore could not be Christian.

In fact, the author refers to me, specifically, stating, “[Troy] Griffin argues that his ‘psychic calling’ is a gift from God.’”
My offer to grant the author and publication an interview to share my point of view on my gifts was not acknowledged by the publication or by its writer. Though they declined my offer to grant them an interview, they did choose to interview a “prophetic” minister, Jennifer LeClaire of Jennifer LeClaire Ministries (jenniferleclaire.org), an individual who runs a prophetic ministry and is not a minister, and is not part of any religious affiliation and is not a minister to what we can find on here website. Jenner says this on here website, “I’m largely non-denominational.”

In this article, LeClaire warns the article’s readers that my (Troy Griffin’s) spiritual work is a “tragic deception” to Christians. While I was disappointed in Ong’s narrowly sourced and strongly one-sided journalistic rhetoric, I was hardly surprised. Why? Because I understand it; I grew up around it.

Married into a devout Christian family, I have spent most of my life devoted to my faith and my church community, and I hold my religious values dear. In fact, I am proud to say that I have religious leaders as members of my own family whom I love and respect.

Here’s the rub; I was born with an innate ability to receive communication from spirit and through my clairvoyant (simply translated to: one who see clearly) abilities and empathic intuitiveness. I am able to receive messages that are not my own, but channeled through a higher source. You can imagine my own internal struggle when a young Troy Griffin who faithfully studied the bible as a child was able to make these spiritual connections that on the surface are professed to be anti-Christian and anti-scripture. What was I to do?

Because of what I had been taught as a child and out of fear of being ostracized by my community, I remained “in the closet” so-to-speak, for thirty years. I only confided my abilities to a few trusted members of my inner circle.

As a believer in God, I had spent over 30 years of my life sequestering my thoughts, feelings, insights, and gifts from much of my family and others as I was unsure of my spiritual and personal beliefs regarding what is “right” and “wrong,” “good” and “bad,” according to biblical scripture.

The Turning Point

If you ask many mediums or those with extra-sensory gifts, they will admit to an initial internal struggle before coming to terms with and embracing such gifts. In my case the turning point was when one day I had a profound question asked of me. “Are you intuitive?” Oddly, it was asked by a person I had just met five minutes earlier. I was not sure why in that moment I chose to share with this stranger, but I instinctively answered “Yes.”

Given my response, I was provided with a name and city of a missing person. I was then asked if I picked up on anything regarding this particular case that was just shared with me only moments ago. I took a few minutes to think about what I felt, saw and thought about this case. Once I began speaking, I was informed that I was accurate with the details of the case that listed on the police report. In further conversation, I felt that the missing person was a victim of homicide. I continued to provide information on where I thought the body might be located. Again, with a high accuracy rate and giving information on the general area, this person was located and was, in fact, deceased. The case was ruled a homicide.

Was this a gift of divination or a gift from God? Whatever the source, it had allowed me to help someone and their family with answers towards their path of moving forward with justice for the victim. After this experience I did a lot of soul searching and looking for answers. I often asked, “Why me?” Why was I able to do this? How did I know this information and does this fit into my religious belief system and into the greater fabric of society?

I realized that this unique ability has to be a gift from God and I needed to accept and use my gifts to help others. I accepted that others in my family, in my religious community and in much of society would not approve or be accepting of me using these gifts. What I realized within myself is that my intuition is part of whom God made me and this is my personal journey and walk in this lifetime.

I have subsequently done work around the world, consulting on more than 100 missing person cases, and providing peace and closure to countless individuals through private readings. I believe that in our unknown times, if helping others with moving forward or gaining closure on life events is a sin, then I am a sinner. I will have to answer to God on departure from this psychical world and I’m alright with that.

As I continue my journey as a Christian believer and an Intuitive Consultant, I will continue to assist others who ask for my help in searching for answers, moving forward, and investigating unsolved crimes. This is my calling; my calling from God.

In the Christian Today article mentioned above, writer Czarina Ong goes on to cite a bible passage from the book of Deuteronomy 18:9-13 stating that it is an “abomination to the Lord” for any person to use “divination, or use witchcraft,” or become “an interpreter of omens, or a sorcerer, or one who casts spells, or a spiritualist, or an occultist, or a necromancer.” This is just one of many verses in the Old Testament that are used for justification and validation on why being an intuitive (psychic) is wrong.

I have yet to ever be interviewed by a writer, reporter, or spiritual leader on why I believe my gifts are from God and why I feel as though I use them for a greater purpose than myself. My purpose – helping people move forward in life and find closure with life changing events. In fact, more than ninety percent of my readings incorporate God and His word.

In the new testament, 1 Corinthians 12:14, it states, “All of gifts of spirits come from the Holy Spirit. 4.There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. 5.There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6.There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.

7. Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. 8. To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, 9. to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, 10. to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. 11. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.”
As in the Old Testament, this is just one of several passages related to such gifts.

Maybe next time before Ms. LeClair judge’s others, she should look into the mirror and realize that “prophecy” is a gift from God, and part of the unexplained like gifts of intuition is. Because you claim you have a prophetic conversation does not make you a prophet as it was well written as the article titled “Is Jennifer LeClaire a “false prophet,” yes according to Landover Ministries,

I hope and prayer that Jennifer LeClaire will find her true calling, which is not prophesizing and leave that up to the true prophets.

I’d like to know what you think. I will have a post of FB where you can respond.