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Part 2: Saints or familiar spirits?

(Content of this section: Look at how conditions have changed in the spirit realm since Christ's ascension to Heaven)


Christians might be thinking at this point, "Well, if I consult a psychic will I possibly get a departed saint instead of a familiar spirit?" For the answer to this you need to know about the vast changes that have taken place in the spirit realm since the time of Saul. A good way for me to begin telling you about this is to give you some explanatory information about Samuel coming to Saul.

Samuel was able to come to Saul because he was an Old Testament saint in the days before Heaven was open to God's redeemed people. In the days before Christ's ascension to Heaven, the saints of God including Samuel waited below the surface of the earth in the "bosom of Abraham" or what is often referred to as Paradise.

(Content of this section: Paradise, the resurrectio of Jesus and the opening of the way into Heaven)


By going through death and resurrection Jesus opened the way into Heaven at His ascension. As a consequence, after His resurrection, the Old Testament saints of God were resurrected and left Paradise to join Christ in Heaven.

Read Psalm 24:7-10 for Heaven's gates opening and Matthew 27:52-53 for the resurrection of the Old Testament saints.

(Content of this section: How it happened that Moses and Elijah were able to meet up with Jesus on the mountain)


Jesus presents us with a visualisation of "the bosom of Abraham" or Paradise in the parable he told of the rich man and Lazarus. Luke 16:19-31. Here is a part of that parable,

And it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died and was buried. And being in torments in Hades, he lift up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
And he cried and said, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.'
But Abraham said, 'Son, remember that in your life you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted and you are tormented. And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us.'

Luke 16:22-26 - NKJV


It was from this place "in Abraham's bosom" that Moses and Elijah came when they met with Jesus on the mountain and talked with Him of His death. It was indeed because they were residents not of Heaven but of Paradise that their time with Him on the mountain was possible. See Matthew 17:1-3.

Preview of content in next part:

  • Discovering where men and women of faith of all ages reside today
  • A simple prayer of faith so you can receive God's gift of eternal salvation in Jesus Christ
  • A look at the new relationship with God that comes upon you by faith in Jesus Christ
  • Clarifying what a familiar spirit is and why association with them is so dangerous

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