In January of 2013 I did some rummaging around on the internet and came up with a series of “psychic predictions” for the new year. These are people who make their living from predicting the future—in the old days they’d be called seers or prophets. I’ve always wondered how these people maintained their aura of authenticity when their prophecies never panned out so, out of curiosity, I saved their predictions. In the past, when I went to look for previous years’ prophesies, they had somehow been deleted (I wonder why). So this time, I made sure I’d have access to them a year later. But then I forgot all about it.
Prophets, seers, whatever you want to call them, have only three possible sources for their predictions: God, their overactive imaginations, or demons. If God is the one speaking, we’d do well to pay attention. However, if the prophets are making things up or, worse, if they’re in contact with spirits or other evil powers, we listen at our own peril:
I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites, and I will put my words in his mouth. He will tell them everything I command him. I myself will call to account anyone who does not listen to my words that the prophet speaks in my name. (Deut. 18:18-19)
On the other hand, look what God said in the following verse about false prophets:
But a prophet who presumes to speak in my name anything I have not commanded, or a prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, is to be put to death.
You may say to yourselves, “How can we know when a message has not been spoken by the Lord?” If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the Lord does not take place or come true, that is a message the Lord has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously, so do not be alarmed.
So… here we have a bunch of self-proclaimed psychics who have made all these predictions. It’s true that they didn’t make their forecasts “in the name of the Lord,” so I guess we don’t have to execute them. However, God considers any sort of divination, astrology, mediums, or any other spiritual exploration apart from Him to be an abomination. (Deut. 18:10-12.) This is not a career path open to Christians!
I have so much material that I’ll have to highlight just a few predictions from each psychic. Rest assured that I didn’t cherry-pick the ones that didn’t come true. I didn’t have to. In some cases, none of the dozen or so predictions a person made actually happened. Remember, these were supposed to happen in 2013. (A few psychics have recycled failed predictions from 2013 and are now saying they’ll happen in 2014!)
- Finally, a new comprehensive major immigration reform law will be signed into law by the end of summer due to bipartisan support.
- A truce is seen in the Middle East before late summer after one or more spiritual leaders emerge in the region to bring stability to several countries now in conflict.
- Prince William and Kate will have a baby girl, whom many will believe is the reincarnation of Princess Diana. [I bet Prince George was a surprise.]
- A chemical attack on the United States.
- Nuclear attack on New York.
- Cuba and Puerto Rico becoming part of the USA.
- A weather satellite will come crashing into a building.
- Experimental monkeys escape from a lab causing a pandemic.
- Malala Yousafzai … receives the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize for standing up for girls’ education in her country. [The 2013 prize actually went to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.]
- Palestinians certain to win U.N. recognition as a state.
- Meditation proves to be the gateway to contact loved ones on the other side.
- It will be revealed that Vice President Joe Biden has been under medical care for senile dementia. I predicted his ailment back in 2012. [And you’re still wrong!]
- Fashion tragedy: I predict the return of mesh shirts for men. [Grateful this didn’t happen!]