The following article provides insight into the spirit messages we may hear and the different types of messengers, themselves.
The term "angels,' which translates to "messengers" in the English language, are spirits who move and work among us. Some are seen, but most remain unseen. Anyone can be a "messenger," so what some consider ghosts, spirits or even angels are all messengers, if they choose to bring a message to someone. If you are reading this, then I, in a sense, am an angel to you. Read: What Are Angels?
However, many today, especially those who are fearful due to religious convictions, are averse of communication from "the other side" or "spirit world." First, let me say there is no devil or "satan" to fear, for the devil or "satan" is the fallen intellect (mind) of man; the man being led outwardly by his own mind, emotions and physical five senses rather than by an inner leading of the Divine Spirit, or God, speaking to the soul. The soul of man, which is the spirit, is where the voice of truth gently speaks to the person as a "knowing;" and consequently produces love, peace and joy. "Demons" are nothing more than strongholds or "fears" in our mind which must be torn down for us to be released from the bondage of being led outwardly. There is nothing to fear but myself; for only I can attack me. Understanding brings freedom from one's own self-created prison. This is slightly different than the demons or spirits that possessed people in the bible, which were disembodied human spirits.
"Disembodied spirits" (ghosts), on the other hand, are actually people and animals without physical body but still existing as a spirit form. "Good and evil spirits" simply refers to the condition of the conscious mind of the persons on the other side, whether fallen (in darkness) or ascended (enlightened). Spirits are messengers, for they speak their messages to our intellects. They come in the form of thoughts. Both fallen and enlightened may speak, but the state of the messenger will determine the state of the message (with regard to the amount of truth contained within that message). A spirit can only speak what (if any truth at all) he knows, and nothing more. Many spirits try and help us, but the degree of help they can provide is determined by their own state of mind, whether earthbound or not.
We believe biblical, Old Testament saints, such as Abraham, Moses and Elijah, heard these messengers and thought a god to be speaking to them. From these tidings, their errant beliefs were of a god who both murdered and loved. What resulted was a law created by man (Law of Moses) to try and bring harmony, but it was a law that did not produce any freedom at all. The messengers that spoke in that day to the patriarchs simply did not understand too much truth, but only understood the development of mind or intellect (Don't do this. Don't do that. Is knowledge the same as wisdom?). The messengers knew if someone put their own self into prison by thinking incorrectly (sin), there was a self-imposed price to be paid before the mis-thinking was done away with in the mind. Hence, the mind or intellect could ascend unto peace and joy, but the relationship with God or Spirit was not developed. Therefore, Jesus was the first to be enlightened with the truth of communication with the Father (Spirits) within each of us. In other words, we need to know truth and be set free from mis-thinking. There was an inner peace, joy, and wisdom that could be found. Jesus showed mankind that all of us are spirits within The Spirit, which many call God. Develop this relationship with Spirit, and truth will be known. The soul...the spirit, is the person and is one's innermost being. Spiritual freedom is simply communicating with the Spirit from within your very being, and becoming free from the false ideas and beliefs created by this world. Our Spirit is one with the Spirit which gives life to all; and all are spirits within the One Spirit. Spirit is energy...and that energy is what we call God.
The messengers or "angels" speaking today are ascending with the knowledge of this truth and are bringing the whole unto relationship with the Father. Jesus spoke of these messengers around us speaking with the task of assisting the ascension of the whole, when he declared to Nathanael, "You shall see angels ascending and descending upon the son of man (mankind)." This is the ladder Jacob saw extend from the "house of God" (you), unto the heavens, the place of the Father (Jacob saw these angels communicating to man what they thought to be true of God and His kingdom). Even more surprising, this is the Divine Spirit in action. I believe less-enlightened spirits on the other side can receive truth from us (and from ascended messengers - angels; even while messages are spoken to us). Higher, ascended spirits "descend" to us (and lesser spirits than themselves), speaking truth which leads all to the freedom which can only come from within - a relationship with spirit. Therefore, we are "surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses," as spoken of by Paul in the Book of Hebrews. This is why Jesus "descended" into hell after his physical death, to set the captives free. For what is hell except not knowing God and the truth of who you really are? Therefore, Jesus freed the minds of those on the other side by speaking the message of seeking truth from within...that we are not separate from one another or Spirit. Spirits within the Spirit communicating to each other, while enlightening the whole of spirits.
I believe when someone opens up to hearing from deep within their spirit, the ascended messengers can see it. Furthermore, I believe the condition of a man's soul (or spirit) to be visible on the other side, and cannot be hidden. Messengers come and share truths to that person to assist in their coming to the knowledge of the truth. When I had heard higher thoughts in my own mind, I had attributed them as being God speaking to me. They had clearly been produced from somewhere else other than my own mind, for I had received information I was not capable of thinking; or at times had even received foreknowledge. When it has been a message of thought from a spirit messenger, I have been able to feel the very presence of Divine Spirit within my being as a witness to it. Yes, spirits communicate with us through our thoughts!
Jesus spoke to Moses and Elijah at the "Mount of Transfiguration." Peter, James and John were told they were "seeing the son of man coming into his kingdom." How was that happening? I believe they saw Jesus receiving spiritual wisdom from Elijah and Moses, his spiritual Father. This openly revealed to James, Peter and John that mankind would be enlightened through the Spirit of spirits speaking to our inner being. Furthermore it demonstrated how benevolant spirits on the other side speak and assist those of us here on Earth. Call these spirits angels, spirit guides, loved ones, etc. They are one and of the same Spirit.
Bible Verse About Messages Received From Spirit
"For where two or three (angels? spirits?) are gathered together in my name, I am there in the midst of them." - Matthew 18:20
"And all these, having obtained a good testimony through faith, did not receive the promise, God having provided something better for us, that they (old testament patriarchs) should not be made perfect apart from us. Therefore, we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses..." - Hebrews 11:39-12:1
"...Hereafter, you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the son of man." - John 1:51
"For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways." - Psalm 91:11
"For when they rise from the dead...they are like angels in heaven." - Mark 12:25
"...nor can they die anymore, for they are equal to (same as) the angels and are sons of God." - Luke 20:36
It is our hope that this writing and the Bible verses will take the fear away from the paranormal, ghosts, spirits, angels and the unknown; and give some understanding as to what may be going on "behind the scenes," in our opinion.