It is the transfer of thoughts between minds without the assistance of our normal sensory channels. There are people that pretend to read minds and predict pleasant results for a fee. Then there are people that predict events based on their belief or understanding of certain events. Our minds are being bombarded with positive and negative messages. I am concerned with Bible based predictions that promise us shelter from tribulations yet to come. I am also concerned that good Christian leaders transmit damaging information. We do need to test the spirits that nag at our brain (I John 4:1). We too need to take notice what the Lord said to Jeremiah. He denied having sent the fortune-tellers (Jeremiah 27:15).
Lately, I have been reading about Samuel. He was second in fame only to Moses. He was a judge, a prophet, and a priest. He marked the end of the Jewish theocracy and the beginning of the monarchy. In his childhood, he became aware of being telepathic. God spoke to Samuel and he passed on the message whether it was good or bad. He anointed two kings, Saul and David and he told Saul that he had done wrong and lost the kingship. The lack of morality the inability to mange the nation of Israel by David and Solomon ended in captivity and dissolution of the Jewish states. They too had seven thousand souls that did not bow to Baal, but God did not bail out Israel because of them (I Kings 19:18). Jeremiah interceded and the Lord replied: “Even if Moses and Samuel were to stand before me, my heart would not go out to this people. Send them away from my presence! Let them go! And if they ask, ‘Where shall we go?’ tell them, this is what the Lord says: ‘Those destined for death, to death; those for the sword, to the sword; those for starvation, to starvation; those for captivity, to captivity'” (Jeremiah 15:1-2).
The message to Jeremiah was real to us between 1939 and 1945. God did not scoop us up and took us to safety. We suffered whether we were guilty or innocent. Both, the good and the bad lost loved ones and properties. Very few escaped unharmed. Jesus issued a warning to his generation that can be repeated to us today. The question was, “Why was Pilate allowed to kill some Galileans?” Jesus used an accident, “Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them – do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem? I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish” (Luke 13:1-5). The reference to “all” included his own followers.
Yes, God has, in Christ, provided eternal security for our souls, but not for our physical existence. Then, God has left it up to us to decide whether we want King Jesus to direct our lives. Now that we have put secular liberalism in charge, we are in danger of receiving Jeremiah’s verdict. We must stop comparing our aches and pains with first generation Christians that died for their faith and presume that Armageddon is confined to the Middle East. Why would God, no respecter of persons, scoop up some and leave others in a tribulation? It is quite obvious that we need a divine telepathy based on sound historical and Biblical understanding of what separates us from God and what we must do to save, not just our souls but our skins. Hopefully, it is not too late for us as it was for Jeremiah’s people and for Jerusalem during Jesus’ time?