Can A Clairvoyant or Clairsentient Be a Devout Christian?
The Gift Of Discerning
The explanation you seek is in I Corinthians Chapter 12. It says:
12-1 NOW concerning spiritual gifts, bretheren, I would not have you ignorant.
12-2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.
12-3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.
12-4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
12-5 And there are diversities of administrations, but the same Lord.
12-6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
12-7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
12-8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
12-9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
12-10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:
12-11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
12-12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
I've lived with the gift of discerning since I was a child. I experience angelic and demonic spirits all the time, yet I read my Bible every night.
I would like to warn you that any earthly tool, such as tarot cards/ouija boards/crystals, will only invite Satan to pervert and confuse your gift. I use none of these things. I allow the Spirit of God and the spirit of truth to guide my discernment ALWAYS.
Samuel Speaks About Familiars & Wizardry
The Bible does speak against the use of wizards and people with familiar spirits.
In I Samuel 28, Saul sins against the Lord by seeking the counsel of "a woman that hath a familiar spirit in En'-dor."
It says that "Saul perceived it was Samuel" even though "the Lord answered him not, neither by dreams, nor bu U'-rim, nor by prophets."
Samuel was a prophet, so the spirit that was conjured WAS NOT Samuel... and many Bible scholars agree with me on that.
"And the woman said unto Saul, I saw gods ascending out of the earth."
The spirit did not say it was Samuel. "...she said, An old man cometh up; and he is covered with a mantle. And Saul *perceived * it was Samuel..."
Have you ever had a "ghostly" encounter?
You Are Not Alone
The rule I use in any situation where my discerning comes into play is, if you go looking for trouble, you'll find it.
I don't seek the spirits out ever.
I don't believe in ghosts and I've never encountered a human spirit. I've only ever seen children of God or children of the devil.
Throw away any physical tools you use and let the Holy Spirit guide you. If you have any questions or want to talk to a fellow discerner, feel free to contact me.