And Spirit Phenomena in the Bible
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there evidence of psychic and spirit phenomena in the Bible?
Michelle Renaud, Mission, BC
Bible contains a great deal of narrative relating to psychic phenomena.
The late medium, Arthur Ford noted in an interview in 1968 that
all the psychic can teach you is found in I Corinthians, Chapters
12 through 15. (Note, especially, I Corinthians 12:4-11. Here
you find the spiritual gifts; and what are they but psychic gifts?)
can find evidence of virtually all spirit related phenomena in
the Bible. These include precognition, trance, spiritual healing,
clairaudience, clairvoyance, direct voice, mediumship, materialization,
dream interpretation, apparitions, visions, levitation, angels,
Banks in his book, An Introduction to Psychic Studies (1986)
gives us some examples:
"As he was speaking to me, I fell into a deep sleep with
my face to the ground..." (Daniel 8:18) TRANCE.
(2) "...The men who were traveling with him stood speechless,
hearing the voice but seeing no one..." (Acts 9:7) CLAIRA
(3) "...And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them
walking on the sea..." (Matthew 14:25). LEVITATION.
(4) "And Moses turned, and went down from the mountain with
the two tables of the testimony in his hands, tables that were
written on both sides; on the one side and on the other they were
written. And the tables we're the work of God, and the writing
was the writing of God, graven upon the tablets. (Exodus 32:15-16)
(5) "...And the angel of the Lord appeared to the woman..
(Judges 13:3). MATERIALIZATION. Read, also, Matthew 17:1-9 - the
Transfiguration. Additional evidence supporting materialization.
(6) "...And 1, Daniel, alone saw the vision..." (Daniel
(7) Study the whole of I Samuel, Chapter 28. This is the remarkable
and famous incident of the Woman of Endor. It is a vivid example
of sublime mediumship. Study the passage thoroughly. (8) "...and
he lay down and slept under a broom tree; and behold, an angel
touched him, and said to him 'arise and eat.' And he looked, and
behold, there was at his head a cake baked on hot stones and a
jar of water..." (I Kings 19:5-6). APPORT.
(9) "Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the
sabbath. And there was a woman who had had a spirit of infirmity
for eighteen years; She was bent over and could not fully straighten
herself. And when Jesus saw her he said to her, 'woman, you are
freed from your infirmity.' And he laid his hands upon her, and
immediately she was made straight, and she praised God..."
(Luke 13:10-13). HEALING.
(10) Read of the psychic experiences of the Apostle Paul: Acts,
Chapter 9; Acts, Chapter 26; Acts 22:9; Acts 16:9; 11 Corinthians
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