Visible Substantial World And The Invisible Substantial World
Internal character is
invisible to the physical senses and yet it is responsible for the behavior
of the external reality that is observed, directly or indirectly, by
humans. The implication of this is that the invisible inner world of
creation is causal and therefore more important than the world known to
human senses. Yet little is known about the internal, spiritual, dimension
of reality. This is due, in part, to the fact that it is a realm intangible
to the five senses of the body and beyond the reach of scientific
instruments; consequently its study has remained the province of religion,
which is the object of considerable skepticism in the modern, scientific
world. Nevertheless, science itself recognizes the existence of
invisible, causal forces that are only known through the impact they have
on the observable world and recent extensive research into
"near-death-experiences", "remote-viewing" and
"the presence of spirits in madness" is bring science around to
recognise the existence of the "invisible-substantial-world" and
it's impact as it interfaces with the physical world
. The physical world, which is known to human beings through
their five physical senses, is complemented by an invisible substantial
world, or simply spirit world which is also accessable through humanity's
other five senses, called the "spiritual senses". . This is not a
world of fantasy or imagination but a completely real environment for the
human spirit. The spirit world is a separate realm of existence, but it interfaces
with the physical world.
The reality of the spirit world can best be understood by recognizing the
reality of intangible forces in life, such as the power of love to
influence people through the invisible bonds of family, friendship,
nationality, race and religion.
Actually it is fair to say that most peoples' lives are
governed by invisible influences stemming from belief, relationship,
tradition and culture. The world of humanity's physical environment is
shaped by these internal forces because the activities of the body are
directed by the mind. The realm of mind and spirit is causal to the world
of body. Religions have arisen to deal with this "spirit world's"
impact upon human life and culture with a history recording1,000s of
years the causal relationship like Jesus holding a conference
(Mt 17:1-3) And after six days Jesus took with him Peter
and James and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain apart.
And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and
his garments became white as light. And behold, there appeared to them
MOses and Elijah, talking with him.
meeting with the "spirit personage" of Moses and
Elijah and Christ's laughing at Peter's suggestion to construct a tent for
the "spirit bodies" of these two Prophets physically dead. While
most people believe in some kind of life after death, few are conscious that
even during our physical lifetimes we are existing in two realms
simultaneous-a material one and a spiritual one. Thath there is an
invisible spiritual world that surrounds and interpentrates the physical
one and is inhabited by those who have passed on. Because the two realms do
interpenetrate each other, the spirit self of a person near
death can float out of his body and then return later on. For this same
reason the spirits of Moses and Elijah could could converse with Jesus and
appear to Peter.
Spiritual Self and
(I Cor 15:44) It is sown a physical body, it is raised a
spiritual body. If there is a physical body., there is a spiritual body.
The physical person is created at conception and continues
to live until physical death; the spirit person begins its autonomous
existence at the birth of a baby. It exists
forever, first connected to the physical person, and then,
once the body dies, in the spiritual world. An awareness and proper
understanding of this reality is important in the shaping of one's physical
life to serve the larger purpose of eternal spiritual existence.
The spirit person has
both a spirit mind and a spirit body, which responds to the desires of the
spirit mind. The spirit person is completely substantial in the sense that
it appears as a distinct shape (visible to the spiritual eyes of others)
and functions much like the physical person, though without the limitations
of time and space. The physical person has a physical mind, which operates
through the brain and central nervous system, and a physical body, which
responds to the desires of the physical mind.
The spirit mind is the core of the spirit person, controlling the eternal
life, love and ideals of individuals. Through it, human existence gains
value as emotion, intellect and will pursue, respectively, beauty, truth
and goodness. It is the place in humans where God can dwell. The physical
mind is similar to an animal's mind, manifesting rudimentary intellect and
instinctive desires for nourishment and exercise, self-protection and
comfort, and for reproduction - thereby maintaining life.
The human mind, then, essentially is an invisible, spiritual
aspect of humans that is subject over the physical person and provides
direction and purpose to human existence. In an individual who is alive
physically, the physical mind interacts with the spirit mind to create the
human mind, the causal aspect of a human being. The union of spirit mind
and physical mind centered on giving true love and returning joy to God is
the original mind. The original mind is the voice of God in human beings.
In an ideal state, the strong desires of the physical person are naturally
subordinate to even stronger desires of the spirit person, and they are
harmonized through the perfection of the mind-body relationship. But when
people are separated from God through the violation of His principles, the
desires of their minds are dominated by those of their bodies in an
inversion of the first blessing. These disordered human desires create the
type of chaos and suffering seen in the world today where rampant physical
lusts are pursued at the cost of spiritual values.