Yep the beloved Apostle Paul is apparently back on the earth alive and well, but in the disguise of one Ray Brown who lives in England, and is “taken over” by “Paul” almost continually in order to perpetuate a “healing ministry”! Now if that doesn’t hit you between the eyes, then the rest will. I just watched a documentary on said “healer,” and have to say it was utterly obvious to me that this was nothing less than possession every bit as real as that of the demoniac in Jesus’ day, and while Ray might like to think that “Paul” is the only one possessing him, I’d be highly sceptical of that. Sadly, of course, Ray doesn’t consider he’s possessed in any shape or form, even though he openly states that he “leaves” his body, while “Paul” comes into it, thus often waking up with no knowledge of what’s happened during his “absence.”
However, it was interesting to me when “Paul” was asked more about why he’d decided to come back to the earth again after all this time, and he just stated “because I was asked to”, and “healing is more acceptable now” – again – just points to a demon masquerading as Paul, given how healing has been more than acceptable since Jesus’ day, and when the real Paul was actively healing people himself during his lifetime? While Ray would absolutely contest that “Paul” is real, and I’m not denying that the personality is real in some sense, and certainly most likely manifests himself to Ray in some manner that would be fairly tangible, thus keeping the delusion feeling very real to the host.
But some other aspects of this so-called “ministry” were highly disturbing. Firstly that this demon (lets not call it anything other than what it is!!) decided to not only call itself Paul, but happily states he came to Ray because he was welcomed there – since Ray openly calls himself a medium, that’s certainly a huge mechanism for possession to begin with. I can categorically without any concerns state that this is absolutely not Paul of Tarsus in any shape or form, for Paul went to huge lengths to warn people about not meddling with mediums or witchcraft or spiritists etc, given it was an express command from God not to do so. Paul certainly never compromised either his faith or his Lord while on the earth, and in death is absolutely in no position to return to this earth for any reason, nor would he want to even if he could, because he stated he longed to be with the Lord knowing it was a much better place to be, than here on the earth. While no doubt Ray would try and state that “Paul” has deemed to do otherwise, that in itself shows very clearly he (Ray) is sadly deceived, and heavily so. The other major problem I found was when they showed “Paul” and Ray’s wife leading some kind of church service, supposedly dedicating some church or other to this spirits “ministry”, I was shocked to see most of the audience including Paul/Ray and wife all wearing “dog collars”!! Now either the spiritualist church is actually able to do this because they’re somehow recognised as a legit church which is scary, or worse still, these were all conventional pastors and preachers from local churches supporting this mediums work and happy to be filmed doing so. Don’t know which scenario is worse – to me, they’re both utterly dire.
I was both saddened and shocked by the documentary – saddened that so many people had so little concern for their spiritual welfare as to go to this guy despite what they knew about his ministry i.e. “that a dead guy does the healing”, and shocked at the fact that neither Ray nor his wife had any qualms about showing their wacky life on a documentary, contending that once you’d watched it you couldn’t deny the “truth” – sadly for them, the truth is a lie, and Satan is absolutely the only one benefitting from it all. He’s not called the “Angel of Light” for nothing – if he was obvious in his true nature, few of us, if any would have anything to do with him, but deception is at the root of his being. While God may indeed allow illness, and is absolutely always in control (as shown with Job and the real Paul!), Satan is the author of sickness and as such has the power to remove it also, particularly when he is provided a means of deceiving others while doing so. And God has stated that when people follow the lusts of their own heart, He will just give them over to their evil desires, and that’s precisely what we see in so many of these instances sadly.
For anyone who is unconvinced or worse, thinks there’s no harm in mediums, or seeking to know your future from the dead, rather than God, please, please rethink your position. You can’t afford to wait until you die and are facing God in judgement to discover the real Truth, which He has already provided for you in His Word – just read it NOW and know it for sure before you too, are led astray!
Isa 8:19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? Luke 24:5 And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?
Paul (the real one!) says..
1 Cor 10:20-22 (NIV). I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord’s table and the table of demons. Are we trying to arouse the Lord’s jealousy? Are we stronger than he?
Rom 6:16 (NEB) … if you put yourselves at the disposal of a master, to obey him, you are slaves of the master whom you obey; and this is true whether you serve sin, with death as its result; or obedience, with righteousness as its result.
1 Tim 4:1 (TEB) The Spirit says clearly that some men will abandon the faith in later times; they will obey lying spirits and follow the teachings of demons.
For a more comprehensive in-depth article on the topic which points out that even born-again Christians can be deceived just as easily – head to.. Deception in the Church, or just do a search on the topic online. Stay safe!