MB writes: “Do you know anything regarding a so-called Medical Medium named Mr Anthony William? I couldn’t find much about his background. Apparently he discovered some kind of ‘healing gift’ when he was a child. What bothers is that he call himself that this gift comes from the ‘Spirit?’ but never refers to God or Jesus Christ. Which tells me it might be he got a ‘gift’ from the wrong spirit.”
You’ve got that right, MB!
The work of Anthony William is indeed dangerous and he should be avoided by Christians (and anyone else, for that matter). As he states on his website, he claims to have been born “with the unique ability to converse with a high-level spirit who provides him with extraordinarily accurate health information that’s often far ahead of its time.”
He claims this “gift” first appeared at the age of four when he told his family that his apparently healthy grandmother had lung cancer. Medical testing confirmed the diagnosis.
Calling himself a “medical medium”, he claims to be “several decades ahead of scientific discovery” with his “compassionate approach” and even believes that he is an “invaluable resource” to doctors who need help solving difficult cases.
“Anthony’s unprecedented accuracy and success rate as the Medical Medium have earned him the trust and love of thousands worldwide, among them movie stars, rock stars, billionaires, professional athletes, best-selling authors, and countless other people from all walks of life who couldn’t find a way to heal until he provided them with insights from Spirit,” his website gushes.
Williams is the classic example of how Satan hides himself behind seemingly spectacular healings that people just assume can only come from God. This assumption could not be further from the truth. Satan, although fallen and incapable of doing anything good such as healing, has incredible powers and is more than capable of detecting cancer in a person and then relaying that information to a four year-old boy (or anyone else).
He’s also very good at simulating “healings”. As this blog explains, Satan is very good at convincing people that they’ve been healed even when they haven’t. He does this through the power of suggestion or illusion. No where in Scripture are we told that Satan has the authority to heal. This ability belongs only to Christ.
Scripture also reminds us that Satan is sometimes permitted to cause illness, such as when he inflicted sores on the long-suffering Job. If he can cause sickness, he can also make a person feel better simply by stopping the infliction of the sickness.
As the blog states, “ . . . [K]eep in mind that because he [Satan] is incapable of doing anything good, he’s not withdrawing the affliction because he wants to help the person. He’s doing it because he wants to trick them into turning away from God and convincing them to rely on other powers such as those found in the occult and New Age ‘energy’ for their needs. Remember, Jesus told us that Satan is a ‘murderer’ and a ‘liar and the father of lies’ (John 8:44). Satan always wants death and destruction, never healing and life.”
Because of all of the above, and Our Lord’s declaration in Deuteronomy 18:10 that people who engage in these practices are an “abomination” to Him, it’s not surprising that William doesn’t mention God much.
Regardless of how compassionate and sincere William might seem, he should be strictly avoided and those of us who are more knowledgeable about the spiritual realm should do everything we can to dissuade our brothers and sisters from falling into this (rather obvious) trap of Satan.