Jesus taught through his medium Paul that there are two worlds, and that every human has two bodies, one for each world. In the 15th chapter of 1 Corinthians Paul explains that we are born with two bodies.
“It is sown a physical body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a physical body, there is also a spiritual body.”
“I tell you this, my brothers: an earthly body made of flesh and blood cannot get into God’s kingdom. These bodies are not the right kind to live forever.”
Saint Paul taught when death comes to the physical or flesh body, the spiritual (etheric) body called the soul, is released to live in another dimension. Most people call this other dimension heaven. However, heaven is only a state of mind. The important thing to remember is that the soul or spirit is living, breathing, and having its being in another dimension, called the Spirit World. This other dimension is not above or below the earth, but is congruent or intermeshed with our own physical world. However, the Spirit World exists on a higher frequency, than most people’s physical senses can detect.
In the air we breathe there are billions of sounds and pictures transmitted from radio and television stations, on vibrational rates much too high for the human eyes and ears to detect. However, when the proper instrument is used, a radio or television that is attuned to this higher vibrational rate, the instrument receives this invisible information and modulates its vibration down to a rate that human beings can hear and see.
The World of Spirit vibrates on a much higher frequency than the radio or television waves. Therefore, the World of Spirit is right here, just as radio and television vibrations, but most of us are unable to detect them. The only physical people, who can communicate with the Spirit World are the people who are mediums/prophets.
A medium is one who has the ability to become the communication link between the spiritual and physical worlds. Nature has always provided certain people with the ability to alter their state of consciousness. This occurs when certain brain centers in a medium’s brain is activated. These centers are the receiver of Spiritual frequencies. These same centers are dormant in most people’s brains.
A Spirit can “broadcast” messages to a medium, whose brain centers receive the information. Then the medium can repeat these messages to other physical people, which brings about perfect communication from the Spirit and physical worlds. Therefore, a medium is “the person in the middle,” between the Spirit and physical people.
A medium has one of the Gifts of the Spirit, (the same gifts that Paul described in 1 Corinthians 12). Each gift is connected to a different brain center. Depending on which brain center is operational in the medium’s brain determines which of the Gifts of the Spirit that medium will demonstrate. Gifts of the Spirit have been known and demonstrated all the way down through the centuries of time, even farther back than Biblical times.
Mediums, who possess the Gifts of the Spirit, are sensitive to the vibrational rate of another world. Mediums are able at times, to raise their own vibrational rate (altering their consciousness) while the Spirit lowers its vibrational rate, thereby creating a linkage or bridge between the two entities. People who are endowed with these Gifts of the Spirit have been known by many different names.
Mantis, Shaman, Soothsayer, Seer, Prophet, Oracle, Sorcerer, Wizard, Witch, Manus, Person With A Familiar Spirit, Man In White Clothing, Man Of God, Diviner of a Ghost, Psychic, Medium, Instrument.
The terms psychic, and instrument are the most commonly used words to refer a medium.
As God first breathed into the nostrils of man he became a living soul, or to borrow an expression from the Greek, he became a living psyche. Psychic derives its meaning from the Greek word psyche meaning soul and mind. <1-2> Therefore any study pertaining to the mind, and any study pertaining to the soul consciousness is a study of psychic science.
Everyone is psychic to some extent, however, not everyone is a medium. A psychic can often get a sense of future events, or a feeling that danger is ahead, however, they cannot identify the source of this information. A medium, hears or sees a Spirit, therefore, the medium can provide information that can identify the Spirit. The medium can also convey the Spirit’s message to other physical people.
The term INSTRUMENT is often used to describe a medium. A violin has the potential to create beautiful music, but it takes an outside force, the musician to cause the music to be produced. The musician also has the potential to produce beautiful music, but he can not create his music without the instrument, or violin. Music can only be created though the combined effort of the instrument and the musician.
A medium is the instrument for Spirit. Through the use of a medium, Spirit is able to transmit their messages from the Spirit World to a person on the earth plane. The medium can not bring this message about without the help of Spirit, just as Spirit cannot bring the message about without the use of the instrument. The cooperation of both is needed.
A Gift of the Spirit is having the ability to demonstrate psychic phenomena. It is considered a gift from God, just as Michelangelo had a gift of art, and Beethoven had a gift of music. Through practice, the medium can develop his God given gift.
Jesus taught us through the prophet (medium) Paul in Chapter 12 of 1 Corinthians, that everyone should be educated in the Gifts of the Spirit.
"And now, brothers, I want to write about the special abilities the Holy Spirit gives to each of you, for I don't want any misunderstanding about them."
"Now God gives us many kinds of special abilities, but it is the same Holy Spirit who is the source of them all."
"There are different kinds of service to God but it is the same Lord we are serving."
"There are many ways in which God works in our lives, but it is the same God who does the work in and through all of us who are His."
"The Holy Spirit displays God's power through each of us as a means of helping the entire church."
"To one person the Spirit gives the ability to give wise advice; someone else may be especially good at studying and teaching, and this is his gift from the same Spirit."
"He gives special faith to another, and to someone else the power to heal the sick."
"He gives power for doing miracles to some, and to others power to prophesy and preach. He gives someone else the power to know whether evil spirits are speaking through those who claim to be giving God's messages -- or whether it is really the Spirit of God who is speaking."
"Still another person is able to speak in languages he never learned; and others who do not know the language either, are given power to understand what he is saying."
"It is the same and only Holy Spirit who gives all these gifts and powers, deciding which each one of us should have."(LIV)
Jesus wanted the people to be educated in the Gifts of the Spirit so that they would realize that life continues after the change we know as death. The World of Spirit is the world we will enter into when our soul or spiritual body, leaves the physical body, at death. It is important that we here in the physical world, or earth plane, know and understand that the Spirit World is real, and exists now, not off into the future. Because whatever we do with our lives here on earth, whatever we build or make of ourselves, we will arrive in the Spirit World with the same talents, the same understandings, the same misconceptions. The sooner we understand and come to the realization in our own mind that the Spirit World exits, then we will be preparing ourselves for our life in the Spirit World.
All of the Gifts of the Spirit that Saint Paul mentioned can be found in the Bible. In fact, as you will see if you took all the Gifts of the Spirit or psychic phenomena out of the Bible there would no longer be a Holy Bible.