End-Time Deception: The Holy Spirit Board

By Kris W. Sky | Posted November 21, 2022

As advertised on Amazon, the Holy Spirit Board is a talking board through which you “communicate directly with Jesus Christ!” That tagline alone should be a red flag to any faithful student of the Bible.

The product description also includes this comforting guarantee: “Unlike other spirit boards, this one will NEVER contact evil ghosts or demons, so you can ask your questions with an assured sense of safety.” The game is also being promoted via a cheaply produced video on YouTube, wherein it becomes obvious that the Holy Spirit Board is nothing more than a gag gift made “in very poor taste,” according to one Amazon reviewer. Indeed, the video features “a man dressed as Jesus [who] uses explicit language and sexual innuendo to introduce” the board. The maker of the board, innovatively named Holy Spirit Games, additionally put up a hastily made one-page website with the board as its sole product and this tongue-in-cheek blasphemy: “And remember: Anyone who says The Holy Spirit Board doesn’t work is both a liar, and a sinner in the eyes of our Lord, Amen!”

The board itself is designed with “artwork of the crucifixion, angels, and a dove.” The letters form a lemniscate, better known as the infinity symbol, highly popular in modern mysticism. The board’s planchette is called the Magic Cross, whose shape more resembles the crux ansata, which is simply a Christianized Egyptian ankh. Egypt is the same nation which enslaved the Hebrews and then arrogantly boasted, “Who is the LORD, that I should obey His voice to let Israel go? I do not know the LORD, nor will I let Israel go” (Exodus 5:2).

Who Are You Talking To?

The Holy Spirit Board isn’t an original idea. The Angels Talk, another talking board, has been out for a few years and promotes communication with “your angels” rather than Jesus. Produced by “a tarot card psychic,” this board comes with a guide that “explains how to communicate with the angels and includes first-person accounts of the authors’ moving experiences and commentary from angels themselves.”

Here’s the bottom line: All of these talking boards, even if cloaked in Christian vernacular, are just the same occult favorite—a tool created for necromancy and divination. This is a practice that God expressly forbids: “There shall not be found among you … a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination to the LORD” (Deuteronomy 18:10–12).

Perhaps, however, you’re thinking that these Christianized boards are putting you in touch with a “good” power instead. To answer this question, let’s first think critically about this one: Why do you think God wants you to stay away from “one who calls up the dead”?

The Bible says that “the dead know nothing” (Ecclesiastes 9:5). They don’t move (Job 14:12); they don’t speak (Psalm 115:17); they don’t think (146:4 KJV); they don’t feel (Isaiah 38:18). In other words, the Bible teaches that the dead do not become ghosts or disembodied spirits. If you think that the witch of Endor called up the “spirit” of the prophet Samuel (1 Samuel 28), think again.

Who, then, is being called up? There are spirits who, the Bible tells us, disguise themselves. The Bible calls these “unclean spirits” “demons” (Mark 5:2–13; Luke 4:33–36). It says, “For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore, it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness” (2 Corinthians 11:14, 15). These spirits of “the dead” are nothing but Satan and his demons in disguise.


 And as the passage says outright, Satan can just as easily impersonate an actual “angel of light.” Demons can disguise themselves as unfallen angels, God’s faithful “ministering spirits” (Hebrews 1:14). If so, what is to stop the devil himself from masquerading as a false christ (Matthew 24:24)? That so-called guarantee on The Holy Spirit Board is a blatant deception: Whoever the talking board claims to be reaching, you can be certain that you are only ever talking to demons.

The Only Direct Line

Why should you need a manmade apparatus to talk to the Lord anyway? You can always talk directly to God through prayer (Revelation 8:3, 4). You can know what the Lord desires of you by studying His Word (Psalm 19:7–10; 119:11, 105, 130). You were given the Holy Spirit by Christ Himself (John 16:7–15)—you don’t need a talking board claiming to take His place.

The Bible states, “In latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons” (1 Timothy 4:1). The Bible states that the devil “deceives the whole world” (Revelation 12:9). The Bible states that the devil’s final assault at the end of the world will be sending forth “spirits of demons, performing signs” (16:14), in order to “[deceive] those who dwell on the earth” (13:14). This demonic onslaught has already started.

This is not a gag or a game. Demonic communication is real and on the rise. The Bible charges us: “Do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world” (1 John 4:1). “To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them” (Isaiah 8:20).

For special insight into the devil’s last-day deceptions, watch our interview with a former demon-worshiper “A Trip into the Supernatural.” You already have all the tools you need for a relationship with God. You just need to use them.

Kris W. Sky
Kris W. Sky is a writer and editor for Amazing Facts International and other online and print publications.

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