Blowing off some steam…………..

The Gift of Prophecy

Time to blow off some steam.  It’s the so-called Christians again. A couple of experiences in the past week is what brought all of this up. A dear friend of mine did a very nice post about my gifted psychic brother Michael and her minister scolded her for being involved in the devils work. And I was a guest on a podcast last week with Tom Barnard and they had on a minister who claims that the world is coming to an end October 7th of this year. He even had the balls to say that God closed the doors to Heaven four months ago. You should have heard some of his ridiculous statements.

I would like to say this as clearly as possible. HAVING THE GIFT OF PROPHECY IS NOT THE WORK OF SATAN. IF THESE PHUCKING CHRISTIANS WOULD ACTUALLY GET OUT OF THE OLD TESTAMENT AND READ THE NEW TESTATMENT, THEY WOULD SEE THAT IT SAYS RIGHT IN CORINTHIANS 12: 4-11 THAT THE GIFT OF PROPHECY COMES FROM THE HOLY SPIRIT. When you get out of the Old Testament and read the New Testament, you’ll see all the positiveness about The Gift of Prophecy.

Yes, the Old Testament warns us of false prophets and I TOTALLY AGREE. There’s a lot of them out there.  But the Old Testament also states in many places that the priests and prophets hung out together all the time and that’s where the priests got their information. FROM THE PROPHETS. It’s all right in the Old Testament. There IS a difference between a fortune teller and a prophet but Christians who are stuck in the Old Testament clump them all together and that’s ridiculous.

People say to me, “yes, but that was back then when there were prophets. We no longer have prophets.” WHAT????? I hear the same nonsense about the Gift of Healing. “It was only available back then. Where do people come up with this stuff? Oh, that’s right. Their preachers.

There are many modern day prophets who use their gift of prophecy for the good of mankind. We don’t know about them because the church doesn’t recognize them and you really need to ask yourself WHY IT DOESN’T.  The Bible tells us we have the Gift of Discernment which means if we listen to the still small voice within, we will know if we are in the midst of a conman or someone who truly cares about us. Those who have been taught by their religious leaders about the Gift of Discernment know to use it when determining right from wrong.

Unfortunately there are many people who have no knowledge of their inner voice and  PUT ALLTHEIR FAITH IN THEIR MINISTER/RABBI/PRIEST and trust ONLY what they say. They are the walking dead. They’ve given all their power over to someone to guide them and that’s just plain scary, not to mention very irresponsible on the part of their religious teacher.

And what about this Reverend who says the world is coming to an end October 7th and that God has closed the door to Heaven. OH MY GOD. ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME? How loving and God-like is that to put everyone in fear for the next four months.

Oh my gosh, this drives me nuts. Talk about Satan’s work. These ministers/priests who are always talking about Satan are giving this red suited devil a whole lot more power than they give to God and that’s what I find so wrong, outdated, incorrect, and fear based.

When someone tells me they’re a Christian, I ask Old Testament or New Testament? It’s very helpful to have the clarification because they are very different. I am a New Testament Christian.  Jesus’ teachings and my daily conversations with God is what’s MOST important to me.

So to my friend’s minister and to all of you out there who continue to teach that the Gift of Prophecy comes from Satan, pull your head out of your ass and read Corinthians. Shame on you for distorting your position of power AND THANK GOD FOR KARMA.

This is the part in all my blogs were I go back and take out all the swear words and make it all sound more loving and appropriate but today, I’m not going to. Today I’m going to push POST and send it on it’s way     and hopefully it will make sense in spite of Mercury being in retrograde.

 

 

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  1. Kim Novak

    Thank you thank you thank you for posting this! It could have come straight out of my mouth! This is why I want to learn from you. You are so real! I agree with everything you’ve written in this post. God bless and thank you for teaching!

  2. Val H.

    I don’t know if these ministers are Koo koo or taking medication (maybe both) when they claim to know when the world will end. It clearly states in the New Testament; St. Mathew chapter 24: “35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
    36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.”
    Also, the heavens are NOT closed. God speaks to us even today and through prophets too. One only needs to ask in humble prayer to find out for themselves if these things are true or not. Spirit will never lead us astray.

  3. Right on!! I live in the thick of that kind of thinking here in Oklahoma. What is attributed to scripture might have some distant relationship, but it is unrecognizable because it’s bent and twisted to support an agenda of control and fear.

    Mercury retrograde is also about saying what needs to be said because it didn’t get said before–

  4. Patty

    Couldn’t agree more, Echo! It reminds me of the run-ins I’ve had with the unenlightened who believe astrology is somehow evil. One of the last times I was in a Barnes & Noble browsing the astrology section, a woman actually approached me to inform me that I was dealing with “the dark side”, offered to recommend books in the “Christian” section and attempted to grab a book out of my hand. I couldn’t believe it! I say if using what’s in the sky to predict the future is evil, why don’t they go after meteorologists, too! And, by the way, who created the stars if not God?

  5. This is what happens when people rely upon others for truth, vs. their own inner connection to God/Source/Divine. Without realizing it, some who think they stand in light are fostering fear, and it slows down the consciousness and Higher Plan for the Planet. To be intuitive/psychic/prophet, is a gift typically bestowed upon someone who has pure intentions, and it is enhanced with that focus upon a pure and High connection to serve one’s Soul, others, and to empower them to go direct to God/Source themselves. I think this is why religion will fall away unless it is focused upon hosting pure Truth and Love and Light, and to have a direct connection with God, oneself. As psychics or spiritual intuitives, mediums, etc., we have all been met with this resistance, but I send them Love and Light, and pray that they awaken to Higher Truth. Someone of pure intentions never draws others to them as some leaders in churches may – but rather sees the beauty of their Soul and helps them on their way to only needing their Soul, and Source. Then all the rest falls into place.
    Divine blessings, Susan Reishus

  6. Thank you Echo for being who you are. I appreciate that you left those words in. There are times when they have their place and I think this is one of them. For the record I am a New Testament seminarian, Christian, Chaplain. I’m with you girl. Paul says there are many gifts of the spirit and we are to test them to see which ones are true and good. It makes me embarrassed to say I’m Christian. I often feel the need to clarify, not THAT kind of Christian but the kind Jesus asked to be, Loving God and neighbor.

    I often don’t openly share my gift of prophecy and healing because I have been equally criticized by members of my church. Not all members but some. I still use and develop my gifts but I am not as immediately open about them.

    Thank you for having the courage to be the public voice for those of us with these gifts as well. It gives me courage to carry on as God called me and know that I have an amazing partner like you in my back pocket.

    You go girl!!!!!!

  7. Janine Timm

    Thank you Echo. You and your brother are truly God sends. Your classes and your work have improved so many lives. Mine for sure. Thank you.

  8. Mary D.

    It amazes and exasperates me how people just blindly follow what they’ve been taught and do not think for themselves. I was raised Roman Catholic and consider myself a Christian, but I am also a free thinker who questions everything. I also believe in reincarnation, which is extremely anti-Catholic, even though there is evidence of it in the Bible. I have used a pendulum, tarot cards, the I Ching and runes for my own personal guidance. If a priest saw my collection of crystal skulls, he’d run out of my house screaming! I am not a witch and certainly haven’t gone over to the dark side, and don’t expect to burn in hell when I leave this Earth. I don’t dress “weird” or in “goth fashion,” so I nicely blend into society like any “normal” person (if you consider society to be normal) Meditation would be considered a dark art also. Using religion to trap people in fear is just plain wrong. A shout out to Patty: Yikes! What state do you live in? Now we have to worry about being spotted in the wrong section of the book store, too!

  9. Amen..thanks for just sending and not editing. Its good to show people its OK to be upset and be strong against things that are away from higher truth. Thanks Echo

  10. Beckey Skouge

    Right on! This was perfect. I have felt the same way for decades. And using “ph” just made me smile. xoxo

  11. Tammy Askins

    Thank You, Thank You , Thank You Echo! Perfectly stated. I feel like I am living in the dark ages sometimes and wonder how it can be? Love being connected to your blogs and having the validation of your truth telling.

  12. Diana Michael

    ECHO YOU ARE AWESOME. I have had so many conversations with brainwashed people that are afraid and confused because of A-holes like those ministers. Those who listen to them live in fear and judgment that diminishes the Light of God and the Love of the Divine in their lives. Thank you, thank you, thank you for giving us the words and scripture we need to stand up and tell the TRUTH.

    Always love from your “nurserymate.”

    Diana Michael

  13. Your post is so true . I agree with you these preachers (not all though there are some that get it) have lost sight of the real teachings of Spirit. They think if they have the biggest building and do all this ministry work, then they are doing right. But when one of there own people in their congregation needs help they are not there for them. I say these Christians have head faith not heart faith! It’s time for everyone to open your own heart and be lead by Jesus and ALL His gifts he has for you.

  14. Dee

    Well said, Echo. I totally agree with you! This is exactly why I knew at 9 years old that traditional religion was not for me & I stopped attending church!

  15. Randy

    You GO GIRL!! I saw that podcast and agree with you 110%!!! (Also seen your reaction when that guy was talking and loved your “WTF is this idiot saying!!?” look!). As we all know the ignorant will persist until proven wrong. I think Tom Barnard should invite him back on October 8th and ask him “So how’d that work out for ya?”

  16. Toni

    As far as religion is concerned, fear was kept in it so they would have control……….no fear, no control. Also fear creates iinsecurity…those two little buggers work together like brothers. I believe the bible was written in allegory and metaphor, not to be taken literally, and if you read it that way, it makes a whole lot more sense. Anyway….you go girie, I’m with you!!!!!

  17. Edie

    I’m so glad you hit POST without making changes! People need to hear this. BEST POST EVER!!

  18. Jayne

    Kudos. It is difficult some days to walk in this world. I never understood Zombie movies, but now I do. Many are like the walking dead and they want to eat or destroy you because you walk in the light. That is why I like to come to your center and just sit sometimes when you have your Aurapalooza or come to your meditation nights, because I don’t feel like an “outsider”. My daughter said one time when we came for a meditation night, “Aren’t we lucky to have Echo here in the Twin Cities and we are even luckier because we live where we can come to her center.” Take some deep breaths, and eat some good chocolate. I’ll bet God was laughing when he heard that heaven was closed.

  19. Thea

    Thank you Miss Echo for your candid thoughts. I have attempted to belong to many organized religions throughout my life. None seem to fit, and I choose to believe in the evolution of many theory versus Adam and Eve. Although I am not against organized religion, I do believe religion in general attempts to control people out of fear (i.e., fallen angels, hell, Satan). I believe in my soul, and its journey rather than heaven and hell. I do not appreciate when others judge my belief system; and I endeavor not to judge them. However, I will defend myself and my beliefs in as tactful a manner as possible when situations such as this arise. I appreciate you being the voice of your belief system. Know that others who also hold your beliefs appreciate your willingness to come forward and represent. You go girl!!

  20. Aaron

    Thank you Echo, I personally do not need the intermediaries to stand between myself and the prime source energy. These middlemen and women are taught to be scared , not sacred.

  21. Diane

    Oh my word this was such a breath of FRESH AIR! Thank you for speaking your truth from your very core! I love the authentic version more then the politically correct one that can often time skirt around the issue! GREAT JOB! Thank you

  22. Lynda

    Thank you Echo for having the courage to write and post your message “as-is”! Well said!!

  23. Mary

    So well said Echo – fair play to you !!! Everything you said makes complete sense and you are quite right not to mince your words about this. People need to realise God is all-loving and would never banish us in that way – thank you very very much for saying what you did. Blessings to you and your family, Mary Hassett – Dublin Ireland.

  24. Thomas E

    Well said, Echo. In my opinion the Old Testament can be left on the shelf for historical reference. Using it today is like referring to a Model T service manual for your new car. I, too, have had ministers say things like: ” Miracles only happened in the Bible,” or ” only Jesus could do that”. Frighteningly out of touch. If one is a true, baptized Christian they and the Holy Spirit are in concert TODAY. I am still in training, here…

  25. Cheri Evjen

    Amen! Well written with PASSION, Echo. Over 30 years ago I was filled with the Holy Spirit during a wonderful christian private ceremony and blessing. It was an amazing emotional and physical moment where I actually did feel my “head open”, much as you describe during Intuitive classes, and I felt the moving “tingles” of the Spirit come into my head and through my body. I am by nature quiet, rather shy, and skeptical…so I know it was real. So, being a Spirit-filled Christian, I want to share that in my recent few years of Spiritual learning through your classes, and workshops with you and other Spiritual people, that I noticed MORE direct communication and prayer to God and Jesus as the source of all love, healing, insight and wisdom, than I hear from my many religious friends. Anyone who would actually spend time to observe and ponder, instead of judge, may be amazed to find very similar core beliefs and faith. However, many friends who consider themselves Christians are not “fundamentalists” and do have the broader Spiritual awakening….just grew up with a certain religion for church attendance and worship. Good points about using the gifts God gave us and tells us to use in the Bible. Good point about asking Old or New Testament… Jesus came to show us a new way, and what a difference between the Old and New testaments, as a way to LIVE and LOVE. Thank you for being so smart, so informed, so willing to stand up and correct those who use fear and hate instead of love and understanding. Hopefully you had a relaxing cup of tea and let this all pass through…. Hugs, Love, and Light…and sincere thanks for sharing!

  26. Karen Gibbs

    Your words are music to my ears. I live in the Heartland (Missouri) and was raised a Baptist and then became a Catholic. For the past year I realized and have felt shame that I no longer want to hear any more about the old testament!!

    I suffered anxiety attacks most of my life and found out that there is nothing wrong with me. I was told by a meditation teacher that I am clairsentient and clairaudient. I picked up other peoples energy so easily and have always felt everyone’s pain. Since I was a child I have had a voice that speaks to me and says the most loving things to me. I learned to meditate and have done so for years. Daily meditation keeps my energy grounded and centered so I am in the “eye of the hurricane” that goes on around us all day. I no longer have sweeping mood changes. In meditation I have heard the voice of God and he/she is never mad at anyone and would never hurt or destroy us. I also realized that my soul is not male or female, I am not any race, and don’t need to be any religion. As a soul I am “light”, that’s the best way to describe it. Maya Angelou called people “Trailing Wisps of Glory”. When I heard those words my gut told me this is the TRUTH. I am so glad to find there are other people out there that feel as I do. Thank you Echo.

  27. Lisa_AK

    Amen Echo!!! You said it girlfriend!!!!! I’m a New Testament Christian also, no longer consider myself Baptist as I was raised because I remember all the hell fire and brimstone sermons, how they taught God is loving and forgiving but at the same time will dose out a good deal of punishment if you disobey?!?!?! You can’t have it both ways. I really am more Spiritual now and believe in an all loving God/Spirit who only loves and only wants the best for all. It’s mankind who makes up all the bad stuff and does all the bad stuff. I’m a nurse by profession and a healer by God’s grace. I study and use energy therapies to help people. While it’s mostly accepted in the medical world now as integrative medicine there are still those who think it’s ‘weird’ or ‘voo-doo’ or ‘the devil’s work’. When I’m working with people, it’s always for their highest good, always from an open, loving, non-judgemental heart and bringing in the energy of the earth and the divine. So many closed minded people still, so very sad. But that’s what people like you and I are here for Echo, to help and teach these people who are still in darkness. God Bless!

  28. Kathleeen Brummer

    Echo – I asked you, some time ago, for permission to include the ‘Clearing Prayer’ that you taught my sister – in a book I was writing. Well, my book is being published as I write this and will be available in the coming month. It does include the Clearing Prayer. Your blog today speaks to my heart. What my book is about involves my being challenged to release my shame based belief system and learning anew who God is. It’s packed with my ‘ah-ha’ experiences that came over time. It is my hope that it may speak to people who yet have shame in their beliefs. Its’ title is “The Truth Does Set Us Free: I was Spiritually Bankrupt and Didn’t Even Know It!” It is being published by Inspiring Voices, a branch of Guideposts…which brings much good news to today’s world.

  29. Dave

    Many of these people are deeply hurt inside. Their heart has shut down a long time ago, and thus are unable to commune directly with God. They are unable to receive the will of God, directions and wisdom that some of us take for granted. This condition did not just happen only in 1 life time; it took many lifetimes to develop and re-enforced. Many of these souls started in this world just like us; giving unconditional love to all beings but had been denied by human love. Human love is conditional and since it is based on a condition, it is no longer unconditional and thus dark beings and dark forces use these situations to elicit anger, hatred and revenge upon other human beings to steal our light. While these dark forces control most Priests, Rabbis and Ministers, not all of them are as you said not believe in the still small voice. They just don’t advertise it to their fellowship.
    In order to steal your light, dark forces would simply make you mis-qualify God’s energy. Since anger, hatred and revenge are low vibration, as opposed to unconditional love, compassion and gratitude, your anger towards a certain section of a Christian population; in this case the Old Testament crowd simply show that they got you into DUALITY thinking rather being one with our father. When we are one with our father as Jesus said in “I and my father are one”, you would simply turn the other cheek.

    When you are angry towards a certain Christian crowd because they don’t agree with you or with God’s laws, how are you any different that other Christian factions who said my Christianity and oneness to God is better than yours. Karma is created from low vibration mis-qualified energy, because our intents and thoughts are created using God’s energy. If our creation is of low vibration towards another being who happens to be our brother and sister who happened to forget who they really are, then we are then karmic bonded. And by posting your experiences here, would it then be that you would elicit certain angry and vengeful feelings towards Old Testament Christians who don’t agree with New Testament Christians about unconditional love.

    I really enjoyed your books and I have read them all and you are an inspiration to me and how I was able to connect with God. But I’m worried that what you’re doing here seemed to be a little different than what I receive from God and Jesus from the still small voice.

    I wish you do not fall into the deep trap of these dark forces who play these games regularly. Games of fear and the dooms day scenario. They’ve been doing this for 2000 years and every time, the Earth is still here.

    Many Blessings..

  30. Norma Essex

    I was just talking to a friend yesterday who is sooooo into religion. When I said during the time of Jesus, there were healers and prophets at that time, why not now? She just stared at me and couldn’t say a word. I don’t mention it to priests for the same reason. Everyone is entitled to his/her opinion. But, don’t shove your views on me because I am entitled to my options.

  31. Karen Hubbard

    Thank you Echo for being you ! Thank you for posting this …you also took the words right out of my mouth ! i am so grateful to have you as my teacher and many blessings to you !

  32. Laura

    Well said Echo. We all need to use discernment a little more. We need to stop pretending that a bucket of manure smells like roses. Manure is manure! Call it like it is and move on.
    May the blessings of discernment blossom in all of us!
    Thank you Echo.
    Laura

  33. Sue K.

    Thank you for “steaming” away, Echo! I have been at the receiving end of certain remarks or attitudes that have been hurtful, and for you, as a person who is so public with your gifts and experiences, I couldn’t begin to imagine the level of attitude and attacks that you experience. I really wish life were painless, but frustration and anger are real and I believe we gotta’ feel what we feel and see the truth in it.

    You have brought many, many blessings to my life through your teachings and I am forever grateful.

    Blessings and thanks, Echo!

  34. Thank you Echo for posting this. I am currently living in the Bible belt of NE Tennessee. Just about everyday I shake my head at some of the things people say about God that they get from their pastors. The God they are following sounds pretty terrifying to me. It has been almost seven years since I have lived in Minneapolis and went to your center. Going to your center has made such an positive impact on me spiritually. I have learned so much. While I no longer live in Mnpls., I am so happy to still be part of the Healing Pen Pals group. Thanks again for all that you do.

  35. Judith

    Echo, I honor your work. I learned many things from you in the class I took from you many years ago.
    I am a Catholic medium. I have had the experiences that you spoke of. I understand the frustration very well.
    I have learned that it is wise to send light, love, and prayer when judged, criticized, and misunderstood in these ways rather than come back with criticism and judgment.
    As a New Testament Christian, I pray for those who come from a place of fear and misunderstanding as this response helps the needed changes to happen.
    God bless you and your work.

  36. Elizabeth Krogh

    THANK YOU for posting this! My daughter has been struggling with her own gifts and just had friends pull the “medium and necromancer” passage on her. Must have been something in the air in the last few weeks. THANK GOD we had your book on hand as suggested by a friend and medium, Renee Cloutier, to help my daughter through it. And despite what your publisher said about keeping it short – I think another book about the history of mediums and prophetic gifts (especially in the Bible) is warranted!

  37. Tom Ewing

    I, too, am a New Testament Christian and agree 1000% with you, Echo. Christ isn’t negative, and doom-and-gloom preaching is so wrong it should be outlawed. If Heaven HAD closed four months ago, the Holy Spirit would have told us, if not claimed us! What a laugh…keep up the great work. Love in Christ, Tom.

  38. I definitely agree that tares are the issue. Wheat will work for the kgdinom in one accord, or at least come to one accord eventually misunderstandings are bound to happen on this side of eternity. Divisions with the pastor and within congregations usually come because of a lack of focus on the most importance thing, Jesus Christ.I’m very happy with my current church as the pastoral staff love getting behind their congregations’ ideas and running with them, offering suggestions and corrections along the way, empowering the people of God rather than ruling them. It’s very refreshing to have that kind of environment.

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  40. 163I had torn my meniscus my freshman year of high school and had arthroscopic knee surgery to cut out and clean the small part of torn ligament. The recovery time for this surgery was only 2 weeks, and went back to sports right after the 2 weeks were up. I have had no problems with it. Will the USMC waiver this?

  41. Moi cela me rappelle les visites des présidents occidentaux en Afghanistan et en Irak. On nous dit que le président américain s’est rendu sur place juste après son départ. D’ailleurs, le président français n’a pas fait mieux.