IS THERE SOMETHING LIKE GHOSTS? (4)
Hosea 4:6 - "Destruction has overtaken my people because they have no knowledge; “
Luke 24:39 - " See; my hands and my feet: it is I myself; put your hands on me and make certain; for a spirit has not flesh and bones as you see that I have."
The Risen Body
After Jesus rose from the dead and had a risen body, a glorified body that He used to walk through walls.
John 20:26 - "And after eight days, his disciples were again in the house and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were shut, Jesus came, and taking his place in the middle of them, he said, May peace be with you!" With the same body He could come and go as He liked.
Luke 24:31 - But Jesus could also do with His body what He did before He died.
Luke 24:42 - "And they gave him a bit of cooked fish. "
John 21:9-13 - "When they got to land, they saw a fire of coals there, with fish cooking on it, and bread. Jesus said to them, Get some of the fish which you have now taken. So Peter went to the boat and came back pulling the net to land, full of great fish, a hundred and fifty-three; and though there was such a number the net was not broken. Jesus said to them, Come and take some food. And all the disciples were in fear of putting the question, Who are you? being conscious that it was the Lord. Then Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and the fish in the same way. "
When Jesus comes on the clouds to get His children we will also get such risen glorified bodies.
Luke 24:39 - "See; my hands and my feet: it is I myself; put your hands on me and make certain; for a spirit has not flesh and bones as you see that I have. "
Here Jesus shows the difference between a risen body and a spirit.
There are spirits of the dead righteous. Before the death of Jesus and His resurrection the people who died were on the side of the righteous. Think of the story in the Bible of Abraham and Lazarus, But after Jesus rose they were moved to heaven.
Eph 4:8-10 - "For this reason he says, He went up on high, taking his prisoners with him, and gave freely to men. (Now this, He went up, what is it but that he first went down into the lower parts of the earth? He who went down is the same who went up far over all the heavens so that he might make all things complete.) "
So now since Jesus death your spirit and soul goes to heaven if you were a believer.
Phil 1:23 - "I am in a hard position between the two, having a desire to go away and be with Christ, which is very much better " There they are in a position of bliss. And no one will want to come back even if they could. The only one who died and came back was Moses when he came to Jesus on the mountain. God wanted it that way.
Mat 17:3 - "And Moses and Elijah came before their eyes, talking with him. " (This have nothing to do with the calling of death people through mediums).
Then there is the spirits of those who die without Jesus. They are in the hell of the dead. They are already in pain awaiting the final death.
Rev 20:11-15 - "And I saw a great white seat, and him who was seated on it, before whose face the earth and the heaven went in flight; and there was no place for them.
20:12 And I saw the dead, great and small, taking their places before the high seat; and the books were open, and another book was open, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged by the things which were in the books, even by their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and Hell gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged every man by his works. And death and Hell were put into the sea of fire. This is the second death, even the sea of fire. And if anyone's name was not in the book of life, he went down into the sea of fire. " They cannot come back to earth to appear as a ghost.
There are some angels that we can see as spirits but there are also bad spirits and demons.
This brings us to the next question. What do people see when they say that they have seen dead people appearing to them?
Lord Jesus, Your Spirit leads us in truth. This truth makes us free, and it protects us in our freedom. I thank You Jesus... Amen!!!