Among the suits seated around many Fortune 500 boardroom tables, indeed in power centers throughout the United States and Europe, it is increasingly common to find highly-paid intuitionists, what late night hotlines still call psychics.
Psychics have been used, for example, by the likes of Hanover Insurance, Polaroid, Pillsbury, and KFC.
Newsweek magazine, in an article entitled “The $10,000-a-Month Psychic,” reported that “when Seagate Technology, the $11 billion-a-year maker of hard drives for the Playstation 3 and Microsoft Xbox, went searching for a consultant to run one of its management workshops in the fall of 2006, it bypassed the usual list of Silicon Valley gurus” and hired New York intuitionist Laura Day.
“Day is one of a small but expanding cadre of corporate psychic consultants—the professionalized face of an occupation better known for hokey headscarves and crystal balls. Rebranded as ‘intuitionists’ or ‘mentalists’—terms more palatable to mainstream America—psychic advisers in recent years have been crossing over into the world of legitimate business, where they are used by decision makers in law, finance and entertainment looking for an edge in a down economy.”
Psychic Victoria Weston “specializes in business, investments, and career readings” and “teaches executives how to tap into their own power of intuition to make successful marketing strategies, investments, and hiring the right employee.”
“Today’s clients might include a corporate executive seeking mega-psychic guidance about business policy, personnel, and new products,” says psychic Shirlee Teabo. “I can see six months ahead.”
And “America’s SuperPsychic®,” Psychic Wendy “serves as a medium, and does stock market predictions, and real estate evaluations.” According to her promotional literature, Wendy “accurately predicts front page, cover story events concerning world affairs, world leaders, celebrities, social trends and the exact timing of major Wall Street moves.”
Yet, despite the growing pool of professional seers, the marketplace continues its downward spiral:
- Bernie Ebbers, Worldcom CEO, convicted of an $11 billion accounting fraud
- Bernie Madoff, pulled off a $65 billion Ponzi scheme
- Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling, Enron CEOs, convicted of fraud and conspiracy
- Dennis Kozlowski, Tyco International, Inc. CEO busted for massive misappropriations of funds (the company paid for his $30 million NYC apartment and $6,000 shower curtains)
- John Rigas, Adelphi Communications Corporation CEO, convicted of bank, wire, and securities fraud
- Joe Nacchhio, CEO of Qwest International and James McDermott, Jr., CEO of Keefe, Bruyette & Woods convicted of insider trading
- ImClone CEO Sam Waksal, convicted of securities fraud, bank fraud, obstruction of justice, and perjury
- Sam Israel, CEO of the Bayou Group hedge fund, convicted of defrauding investors of $450 million, then faked his own suicide, making him liable for an extra decade behind bars.
This is not to imply that they all used psychics or that boardroom psychics are to blame for Wall Street corruption.
The point is that what God’s people abandon, the devil occupies. What we forsake, he takes. The cause of darkness is the absence of light.
For centuries, the five-fold ministry described in Ephesians has been only a three-fold ministry, with pastors heading the list, followed by evangelists and teachers. But, for decades, God has been restoring the apostolic and prophetic, training them and preparing them in their own cave of Addulam, winnowing the weak, false, and double-minded. Now he is ready to release his mighty men and women into the Church and into the world.
Today, God’s business men and women are strategically placed throughout the global marketplace—in leadership and support positions. In countries no missionary can enter. In places of tremendous power and influence. In control of immense resources.
For the most part, they have been left on their own, undiscipled by the Church. Many have adopted the ways of the world, embracing and practicing its principles, just as government leaders have done, resulting in a planet on the verge of bankruptcy.
But the God of Israel who brought forth a nation in a day can quickly reverse the global economy, resolve the global leadership crisis, and reveal cures and solutions we can’t even imagine.
The Church will soon be radically transformed by an unprecedented move of the Holy Spirit. God’s transformed people will in turn transform people. We will become a world-changing counter culture, instead of an annoying subculture, displacing the “nations”—the business community, government, media, arts and entertainment, the education establishment—that have rejected God.
“The nations you will dispossess listen to those who practice sorcery or divination,” the Lord told Israel and tells us today. Soon, the mountains will be moved or removed, and their kings and priests will no longer seek soothsayers, psychics and sorcerers. They will seek the counsel of men and women who know God. And God’s people will transform leaders, thereby transforming corporations, industries, and economies.
God promises that those who hunger and thirst for righteousness will be filled.
There is still time to prepare yourself for the days and months ahead, to be the mighty man or mighty woman of God you were created and called to be.
Position yourself in Christ. Pray for passion, and pursue personal purity. Pray for the fear of the Lord. Ask God to cause a holy wrath to rise in you against the sins that put you at cross-purposes with the Father, and ask for ruthless determination to crush them out of your life.
Force your way into God’s Word, and ask the Lord, according to Ephesians, to give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. Ask that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you; the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.
Then watch. And listen. And trust.