A DISTINCTION should be drawn between the TRUE and the FALSE COMMUNICATION
Here is one of many ways to TEST…what the WORD OF THE LORD is.
In the Old Testament, when God first promised a prophet, He very carefully laid down a rule by which the true man should be known from the pretender.
21And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken?
22When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him. ( Deut 18:21-22)
When Jesus confirms this…He is allowing the test, not prohibiting it when he says: 'By their fruits ye shall know them.'
Like every other gift of God, this requires most careful development and education before it can become totally reliable in its operation.
I personally know some who are quite happy with Spirit Communication - while other Christian believers that I know…say it is the work of the Devil.
Who can imagine what the effect would be if the world was to awake some morning with a clear understanding and comprehension of the declaration of Isaiah - "My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord"?
What an unimaginable society would suddenly be experienced!
During the O.T. the VEIL was a DIVIDING between the PEOPLE and the HOLY PLACE.
And thou shalt hang up the veil…. and the veil shall divide unto you between the holy place and the most holy.(Exd 26:33)
During the O.T. dispensation…the veil was a dividing, between the people and the Holy…and because the 'gift of discernment' apparently wasn't yet accessible … a Levitical law of probation of communication to the spirit world was established.
During the N.T. the veil was torn from top to bottom…revealing that mankind now has access to the most Holy.
And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent.(Matt 27:51)
This verse is showing completely OPPOSITE perceptive that God now has ordained for the N.T. dispensation, - than from the previous O.T. depiction.
Unlike the O.T. which does forbid speaking with the dead…there is not one verse in the N.T. Scriptures that forbids having inter-communication with those in the spirit world.
INTERCOMMUNICATION –should be warmly accepted – FOR THE SAINTS OF GOD to have ENCOUNTERS with ANGELS.
It was common for the N.T. saints – to experience encounters with angels who provided miracles along with information and messages.
Further it should be expected for men and women today - to have spirit world experiences, such as Paul the apostle did.
--Mary(conception)(at the tomb)--Joseph(told to marry Mary)--Zachariah(call his son John)--Peter and Silas(released from jail)--Paul( )--John(angel meeting in book of Rev. )
I am a 1000% convinced - that the saints of God on earth, can have communication with any of their loved ones who have gone on before them.
But, if we believe - what we have always been told…to NOT have intercommunication – then we either won't try or have the faith to believe it when it does happen.
We have been told (by all denominational headquarters) to not accept or at the minimum highly question - any so-called spiritual experience that folks might have in or from the spirit world.
If we do not believe it can or will happen or should happen…guess what…we'll probably never be receptive to any intercommunication with the spirit world.
Spirit beings are real; they though they are invisible to human eyes, because they have not flesh and blood. Rarely, may we gaze upon the visible manifestation of a spirits divinity.
By what authority or by who's credence does Isaiah or Jeremiah writings - become distinguished as Holy Scriptures?
Some person/persons made that decision. God did not write in the sky - who was inspired and who was not.
So, why is it so impossible for God to reveal even further revelation or disclose something new by others of His servants today?
We today, are no holier or unholier than any of these ancient men of God were.
FURTHER REVELATION from GOD - will be REVEALED in the LAST DAYS.
Jesus doesn't always come Himself…He uses angels.
'Holy Angels' are humans - that have died and their souls/ spirits, and after a specific time, they progressed in maturity and love – they are then trusted to have them come BACK as (souls/spirits) to minister to the Saints of God.
Likewise - as well, certain 'evil spirits' – they are unholy humans that died… and are presently awaiting deliverance in the spirit world…..but some are allowed to come BACK as (souls/spirits) to the earth plane to be a tempter for earthly mankind.
The big question is:
Does the scriptures….anywhere speak of God's angels, who are ( fellow mankind) …that have been given opportunity to come BACK to minister to men?
The answer is absolutely… YES!
An angel came to John…and he identified himself as
(a) a fellowservant,
(b) of the brethren of the prophets,
(c) your brothers and sisters
(d) done of those who kept the sayings of God.
Rev 22:8-9 –
8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things.
9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.
9 Then the angel said to me, "Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!" And he added, "These are the true words of God."
10 At this I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, "Don't do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers and sisters who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For it is the Spirit of prophecy who bears testimony to Jesus."
Some have warned: "No man is to be between us and the Lord."
True…but Jesus doesn't always come himself….but sends angels to testify unto the churches.
Rev 22:6 -
16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
Again – Jesus Christ sends his angels to the churches:
Rev 2:1- and following:
"the angel of the church in Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira , Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea, and etc,:
I would just like to add:
that Jesus said "the reapers are the angels" and He sent His disciples "to reap".
Paul speaks of being received "as an angel of God".
Gal 4:14 - … you despised not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.
Lazarth and rich man – not everyone will believe if someone comes back from the dead.
The following is a piece of a parable taught from our Lord.
If it were not possible for a dead person to return to earth... and instruct those still living on earth…for the benefit of the hearer, then why would Christ even bring it up at all?
And he said, No, father Abraham: but if one went to them from the dead, they will repent.
And he said to him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
It is my (understanding/interpretation) of the above verses that 'the rich man or his brothers' were walking in darkness and none were in a position to hear any message that may be given by Lazarus…even if he came back from the dead.
Does that mean that - no one is in a position to hear anyone who came back from the DEAD?
Our Lord came back from the dead….some responded positively and believed and some negatively.
In John 11 – we read of another Lazarus being raised from the dead, some believed…and then in John 12:9-11 others wanted to kill him.
Till the time of the End.
One should also realize that not all of God's truth, plan, and purpose have been revealed yet….through the written word.
Case in Point:
Daniel 9:24 -
"Seventy 'sevens' are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy.
Daniel 12:9 –
And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
Rev 10:4 –
4And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.
There is revelation / understanding - that is yet to be revealed.
And how is God going to reveal this info?
Yup…by angels….who were previously men - that had lived before on the earth.
There are many errors that need to be corrected.
Unfortunately, preachers and teacher today who have God all packed away - in a pretty little box are not in a position to receive anything new.
It is just as much ERROR to believe 'that all things will be perfect for you' the moment after you die and enter into the spirit world….as the ERROR that God is going to eternally torment certain folks who didn't say some so-called magical words, such as 'Jesus forgive me of my sins' before they die.
POINT #10 – I am saving the best for last.
PERSONAL COMMUNICATION – to and from the SPIRIT WORLD.
"He who has an experience, cannot be at the mercy of him who only has an argument."
If you ask 10 friends around you…most likely some of them will have experiences or stories of someone communicating with those who have gone on before.
A couple months ago, I felt strongly impressed to go visit my 95 year old neighbor. When I could no longer resist the urge, I went over to visit him. As I went into the house, the man's wife expressed great joy saying, "I've been praying that you would come."
She went on to relate that Fred, her husband, had spent all afternoon visiting with his sister Ruth, and brother Eddie or had died prior.
She said she sat and watched and listened as Fred would turn from Ruth who stood at the foot of his bed and Eddie sat at the foot of the bed.
She knew without a doubt who it was and what was going on for over 3 hours.
She didn't relate any of the conversation, nor would I have asked, as that was personal.
I talked with Fred for a while and let him know that he had permission to go…and we all would be following soon after.
I prayed with him and glory of God filled the room…such as I haven't experienced in a while.
I believe experience like this will become greater and greater if we can receive them.
I've recently shared the above experience with other fellow believers…they wouldn't comment, lowered their heads and walked away unbelieving.
Last February, I also had an incredible personal experience with David Livingston, the missionary to Africa.
I am like a man looking through the mist of earth and across a land (the spirit world) beyond which glorious freedom lie.
The bars of doubt are broken and I gain my freedom, I then long to shout the news to those who follow, that they may also find their way to the liberty I have gain.
Only my longing to render a needed service to my fellow pilgrims. I try to do my best - and fail to make myself as clearly understood as I would like to be.
Others will come after me, and they may leave a clearer marked path by which the desired end may afterwards be attained.
It was like the breaking of a seal and opening of the volume of the revelation of a life such as Paul speaks of - when he says: "Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him" (1 Cor. 2:9).
It only sounds incredible - because we have lost the evidences of this vital part of communication, mainly because of false teaching from church leaders who wanted to remain in control of spiritual insight.
The door has been open…the curtain has been drawn back…there were 12 disciples in the boat and only one stepped out.
Keep listen for the Master, walk on waters unknown, keep your eye on the Master, you don't have to sink and you'll be in for the experience of your life.
I can't wait to hear of your experience.
Ps. Yes you may copy any or all of this.