We came from that world and will return to it. At this period, we have been born into the earth for a plan and purpose. In order to fulfill that purpose, we have been given an earthsuit--a body. This earthsuit slows us down! At the moment of death, we escape this body that has dragged us down and are released into the unseen world where we will see Christ and those who have gone on before.
Parallel Plane of the Spirit World
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The Spirit World is our Natural Habitat
Near-Death experiences: Beings of Light, disembodied spirits...
Healing the Soul
by Annette Capps
For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. (Colossians 1:16)
There is another world that exists at this very moment on a parallel plane. It is invisible to the human eye, but just as real as the world we see. This invisible world influences everything that goes on in the earth. As a matter of fact, the earth itself was created from what we cannot see.
Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. (Hebrews 11:3)
Weymouth's translation says that, "what is seen does not owe it's existence to that which is visible." What is visible to our eyes is only a very small part of what science knows to exist. Imagine the things that exist that our technology can't detect! One of these days we may actually have instruments that can detect this other world, what we call the "spirit world".
In this other world are angels, disembodied spirits, fallen angels, and other living creatures that we have never seen. (see Revelation 4:6: "...living creatures full of eyes in front and in back...") There are indications that every creature and perhaps every creation has a "double" in the spirit world. There are even horses and chariots of "fire". (II Kings 2:11) And who knows just exactly what it was that Ezekiel saw?
Anyone who says that they only believe what they can see, hasn't given much thought to our world. We believe in gravity, electricity, and radio waves and no one argues that they exist. Right now, the room you are sitting in is being bombarded with voices and music. You can't hear it because you aren't tuned to the right frequency. Turn on your radio receiver and you will hear the sound that is coming from the invisible sound waves that are inaudible to our ears.
Why would it be so much more difficult to believe that the spirit world exists? We are just tuned in to a different frequency. Our natural ears cannot even hear some sounds that animals can readily hear. It is very possible that all that exists in the unseen realm can be as easily understood as electricity or radio waves.
WHERE ANGELS DWELL
Many years ago, my father and I were taking a trip to Tulsa from Arkansas. As we were flying along, I was meditating on the spirit realm when suddenly the Holy Spirit gave me an example of how it operates.
Before we started the engine and the propeller was stationary, I could see both blades clearly. However, once the engine was started, I could only see the outline of the propeller. When we were cruising, the propeller was turning so fast that I couldn't even see it. I was looking right through it. The scriptures began to pour into my mind;
But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. (Romans 8:11)
For the word of God [is] quick [living], and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing apart of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)
The reason that the propeller was invisible to my eyes was that it was "quick". It was too fast for me to see. What if the angels are in a plane that is moving much faster than our human eyes can see? Perhaps the atoms that make up the substance of their being are moving so quickly that we cannot see them even though they are present. Maybe they have to slow down to enable us to see them!
The natural habitat for us as spirit beings is the spirit world.
NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCES AND DISEMBODIED SPIRITS
I have been fascinated recently, in studying Near Death Experiences. Some of those who died and were resuscitated reported that upon leaving their body they encountered "a being of light" who emanated perfect love and perfect understanding. Christ was revealed to them in such a way that it changed the way they looked at life. Most of these people were met and comforted by friends and relatives who had died before them.
There were also those who encountered disembodied spirits who were desperately trying to satisfy their cravings and lusts for drugs, alcohol, and murderous thoughts. Because they didn't have a body, they were tormented by their inability to satisfy their lusts. These disembodied spirits sought to enter into people who had compromised their will through the use of pornography, alcohol, or drugs. By entering the body of a human being they could express themselves in this world.
Suddenly, I was aware of the importance of being healed in the soulish realm. It is with our will that we resist the evil forces of this other world. When we are compromised or weakened in our emotions, we become less likely to be led by the Spirit and more likely to be influenced by the negative. Whether it is negative people or spirits, we need to be strong to resist the wrong influences.
Those who are patients in mental institutions have been wounded or weakened in their minds and emotions and as a result are more open to the influence of spirits. Some are even possessed of evil spirits and voice the thoughts and feelings of these unseen evil forces.
It is so very important for us to protect our minds and emotions and strengthen our will. The healthier we are, the more likely we are to hear God's voice and not the voice of the enemy. Christ was sent to heal the brokenhearted. He wants us to accomplish our purpose on earth. To do so we need to be whole, spirit, soul, and body.
USING UNSEEN ABILITY
How do we successfully resist the wrong influence of the spirit world and join forces with the angelic kingdom?
(1) The Word of God
It is quick - alive! When you speak the Word, you release unlimited power to change circumstances to conform to God's will. Choose to speak words of life!
The unseen force with an energy that will move mountains. It is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. What do you believe? Who do you believe? Choose to believe that the Word is working mightily in and through you!
Yes, imagination! You've used your imagination to create images and feelings of fear and failure. Choose your thoughts and create an image in your mind of victory over every situation.
(4) Prayer of Agreement
Find someone who is strong in faith and ask them to join with you in agreement. Be certain that they can agree with you. Your agreement should always be on God's best outcome for the situation. Don't limit God in how He should work it out!
When you operate in God's principles, His angels and all His forces will be at work for you!