Can We See Spirits
Ephesians 3:16 – God strengthens us in our “inner man”. And we believers are suppose to compare spiritual things with spiritual as Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 2:13. Because we have the mind of Christ, 1 Corinthians 2:16. And everything you and I do God is going to one day manifest, reveal it openly, 1 Corinthians 3:13.
God wants us to bring everything to him first. Is it to build his ego? No, he loves us like an earthly father loves his children, protects and cares for his children. Friend, we are spirit beings living in a body. We are not the only spirit beings out there. God is the God of the spirits as Numbers 16:22 tells us. Another words God has ultimate authority over all.
But there are evil spirits and you find all types of spirits mentioned in the scriptures. There is a lot mentioned about “familiar spirits”, these are what the occult, palm readers, summon and it is evil and forbidden by God for us to have any part of this.
Matthew 10:1 You have “unclean spirits”
Also see Luke 4:36, Acts 5:16, Acts 8:7, Revelation 16:13.
Acts 19:12,13 you have “evil spirits”
Revelation 16:14 we see there are “spirits of devils”.
1 Timothy 4:1 we see there are “seducing spirits”.
Angels are “spirits”. Hebrews 1:14.
Then we see there are 7 Spirits of God in Revelation 3:1, 4:5, 5:6.
Can we see spirits? Look at when the angel Gabriel came to Mary and announced she, as a virgin, would give birth to the Messiah. Mary even spoke to Gabriel and he answered her, see Luke 1.
An angel of God rolled the stone away from the tomb in Matthew 28:2.
In Acts God sent his angel to let Peter out of prison. The angel spoke to Peter, see Acts 12:7-11.
Angels can preach different Gospels as Paul warns in Galatians 1:8.
We know 2 appeared to Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration and in Revelation 2 witnesses come.
There was a time I did not want to know about spirits and angels because it scared me. And of coarse my church never taught the scriptural teachings on spirits or angels. But spirits are all around us. Evil spirits try to trick or deceive us and God’s angels / spirits protect us. One day, we believers, are going to judge the angels as I Corinthians 6:3 tells us.
To mention all the angel appearances would be too exhaustive for this post because you have Michael and Gabriel as Archangels and then you have angels that came to Daniel, angels took Lot out of Sodom and Gomorrah, there are Guardian Angels mentioned in Psalms 91:11, and many more. Angels are “spirit beings” as Psalms 104:4 says. God has his army of angels, two thirds of all the angels are on God’s team.
Just because you do not see an angel does not mean an angel is not present.
If you live for your flesh desires and go to church once a week and that is your time with God, you have done your “duty”, you don’t know the half of what the “spirit” life is all about. You are short-changing yourself and your growth is stunted.
The true Christian walk is a relationship with God on a daily basis where we talk to God all day long about everything. Until next time my friend. May the Lord give you understanding of truth. God loves you. Do you love him?