We Live in an Instant Pudding World

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We want and demand everything instantly, especially our communication. So few people sit down to write a letter to a friend. It requires too much time, writing it, addressing an envelope, and attaching a postage stamp. Then you must send it by “snail-mail,” knowing it will take several days before your friend receives your letter. Most people send their messages by e-mail, since the message arrives in a matter of seconds. We demand speed. Today, a phone conversation takes too long, or we no longer want to be tied up for a 20 minute phone conversation, so we text our friends instead. It’s short, sweet, and instant. However, we will get annoyed if our friend does not respond to our text with a matter of minutes.

It has gotten to the point that we cannot be bothered to do the simplest tasks. It seems that in this instant age, making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich has become a tedious task. Taking a knife and spreading the peanut butter on one slice of bread and jelly on another, and then putting them together consumes too much time! Food manufacturers now offer pre-made frozen peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. No fuss, no muss, and definitely instant.

Is it any wonder then why skills that require hours of time to develop may be on the decline? This explains why the quality of mediumship is declining. Today, after taking two or three classes student mediums feel they are ready to find a nice comfortable office, and begin reading for people. These people are often not interested in honing their craft and abilities, or learning how to provide depth to their evidence. Often their focus is on the bottom line, of making a large sum of money, so they can leave their “day” job, and no longer have please their demanding boss.

However, that attitude is not the way it has always been. Personally, I prefer cooked pudding to instant. I find that despite the fact I have to stand over the stove for perhaps 8 minutes, and constantly stir the pot of cold milk with the pudding mix, until it slowly reaches its boiling point, it is well worth the effort. The pudding is so much richer, soother, and even tastier than instant pudding. A generation ago the mediumship was like slow cooked pudding. Once a person discovered he or she had mediumistic abilities, the student worked under one teacher for perhaps a decade, before the teacher declared that the student was ready, and had earned the title of medium.

It is not in my experience, to make pudding without a mix. However, I am sure that my grandmother made pudding from scratch, which would be more time consuming than cooking a mix. I am told that at one time even established mediums would sit for an additional 8 to 10 years, to unfold, or develop an additional skill, such as becoming a medical intuitive: being able to scan a aura person’s aura to discover any medical ailments, or suggest changes in the diet to bring about better health for the sitter.

Who, today, would devote 20 years of their lives to develop this skill? And that is the precise reason why there are so few genuine physical mediums. For there is no instant pudding mix to have a spirit materialization, or direct voice, where Spirit could speak directly to an ungifted physical person. It takes a medium, sitting with a group of sitters decades before the beginning of Spirit materialization. In our instant pudding world, the person with that much patience is as rare as the Hope Diamond.

So why am I discussing this? The reason is that as has often been said, “The laws of psychic science (or mediumship) have not changed over time. What happened in Biblical times can still happen today.”

There is a Bible verse that has always baffled me. It occurs in the Bible story of Elijah’s ascension better known as Elijah and the fiery chariot.

Elijah knows that his time to leave the earth plane is eminent. As he walks with his student Elisha, from Gilgal to Bethel, Elijah says, “Stay here Elisha, the Lord/Spirit has told me told me to go to Bethel by myself.” Elisha tells Elijah, there is no way he is allowing Elijah to travel by himself, and accompanies his teacher to Bethel.

In Bethel, a group of prophets come up to Elisha and ask him: “Did you know that the Lord is going to take your master away from you today?” [NLT]

Elisha tells them he knows, but doesn’t want to talk about it, especially in front of Elijah. This story is repeated again with Jericho as the destination. The prophets of Jericho as Elisha:

 

2 KINGS CHAPTER 2 VERSE 5

 

 

 

KJV

1611

Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy master from thy head to day?

BIBLE

DATE

TEXT

BREN

1844

Dost thou know that the Lord is about to take away thy master to-day from thy head?

YLT

1898

‘Hast thou known that to-day Jehovah is taking thy lord from thy head?’

DARBY

1920

Dost thou know that Jehovah will take away thy master from over thy head to-day?

FENT

1922

“Do you know that to-day the ever-Living will take your master from your head?”

LAMSA

1933

Do you know that today the LORD will take away your master from over you?

NASB

1960

“Do you know that the LORD will take away your master from over you today?”

NLFV

1986

“Do you know that the Lord will take Elijah from you today?”

GLT

1993

Do you know that today Jehovah will take away your lord from your head?

CEV

1995

“Do you know that today the Lord is going to take away your master?”

NLT

1996

“Did you know that the LORD is going to take your master away from you today?”

AKJV

1999

Know you that the LORD will take away your master from your head to day?

ACV

2001

Do thou know that Jehovah will take away thy master from thy head today?

OJB

2002

Doest thou have da’as that hayom (today) Hashem will take away thy adon from over thy rosh?

VTB

2012

Are you aware that the Eternal One is going to snatch your mentor away from you today?

 

 

 

The (King James Version) KJV’s wording is very accurately translated from the Hebrew “take away thy master from thy head,” for the Hebrew word ראשׁ/rosh is used in this sentence. This clearly provides evidence proving that Elijah was the teacher, and Elisha was his disciple. Elisha was studying the techniques of mediumship (prophethood) under Elijah’s tutelage. The relationship between Elijah and Elisha will become important as we continue this story.

Again Elijah tells Elisha that he now has to go to the Jordan River, and must travel alone. Elisha again refuses to abandon his teacher and accompanies him to the Jordan River.

When they reached the shores of the Jordan River, Elijah takes off his cloak ormantle and hits the water. The river divides, and the two of them walk across on dry ground!

Then Elijah said to Elisha, “What can I do for you before I am taken from you?” Elisha has an interesting response:  “And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me. [KJV]”

 

2 KINGS CHAPTER 2 VERSE 6B

KJV

1611

And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.

Bible

Year

Text

GLT

1993

a double mouth of your spirit on me

UTV

2001

a double opening of your spirit be upon me

CLEAR

2000

a double portion of the Holy Spirit that the Lord has given you

NET

1999

a double portion of the prophetic spirit that energizes you

KNOX

1944

a double portion of the spirit thou leavest behind thee

OJB

2002

a double portion of thy ruach be upon me

GURGO

1877

a double portion of thy spirit be upon me

AEB

2001

a double portion of your [power from God’s] Breath upon me

EXB

2011

a double share [portion] of your spirit [C like a firstborn heir (Deut 21:17)

ARATJ

1987

a double share in the spirit of your prophecy with me

EPBT

1994

a twofold mouth of your spirit be on me

MESS

2002

Your life repeated in my life I want to be a holy man just like you

CCB

1995

Grant that I may have the best of your spirit

TYND

1537

have thy spirit double in me

VTB

2012

I want to have twice the portion of your power

WMF

1975

I would like to be twice as capable as you are

DOU

1609

in me may be thy double spirit

THB

2003

let a double mouth of your spirit be upon me

BUCB

2008

let a double portion of thy gifts and operations of the Spirit of God be upon me

KJV

1611

let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me

EPBL

1994

let a double portion twofold mouth of thy spirit be upon me

MODL

1945

Let a double share of your spirit be upon me

OGD

1950

let a special measure of your spirit be on me

YESC

2010

let him be mouth twos with spirit of you ones to me

NLT

1996

let me become your rightful successor

MOFF

1922

Let me fall heir to your spirit

TAV

1539

let me have thy spirit double in me

EEBT

2003

Let me have twice the amount of your spirit

MATT

1549

let me I pray thee, have thy spirit double in me

NIV

1978

Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit

RSV

1952

let me inherit a double share of your spirit

INCP

2007

Let me inherit two-thirds of your spirit, he said

TEV

1976

Let me receive the share of your power that will make me your successor

PUR

1764

Let me then have, I pray, a double Portion of thy Spirit

GFT

1999

let me, I pray you, have your spirit double in me

SWHI

2012

let there be a double opening of your spirit to me

SMGO

1939

Let there be now a twofold share of your spirit upon me

THOM

1808

Let there be, I pray thee, a double portion of thy spirit on me

HRB

2009

let there now be a double mouth of your spirit on me

LITV

1995

let there now be a double portion of your spirit on me

GRT

1540

let thy spirit be double upon me

NLFV

1986

let twice the share of your spirit be upon me

FENT

1922

Let twice your spirit come upon me

HAAK

1657

let two parts of thy spirit be upon me

TFFR

1986

let your spirit be upon me twofold

BECK

1976

May a double share of your spirit be on me

NAB

1970

May I receive a double portion of your spirit

STONE

1996

May twice as much as your spirit be mine

JUSMI

1876

Now shall the mouth of two in thy spirit be to me

CEV

1995

Please give me twice as much of your power as you give the other prophets, so I can be the one who takes your place as their leader”

LIV

1971

Please grant me twice as much prophetic power as you have had

ARTB

2008

Please, have two of your spirit-winds at my mouth

KEN

1978

that thy double spirit may be on me

COV

1535

That thy spirit may be upon me to speak twice as much

CPDV

2008

that twice your spirit may be accomplished in me

NWT

1961

that two parts in your spirit may come to me

EWYC

1384

there be double thy spirit double in me

NWYC

2010

thy double spirit be made in me

LTOG

2006

two-fold in unto-a-currenting-to of-thee upon to-me

What is Elisha asking of Elijah? This verse doesn’t make any sense to our 21st century minds. We understand the Spirit is our soul, and is made up of energy. Is Elisha asking for part of Elijah’s energy? How could that be achieved? This small verse raises many questions.

Of course, I am not the first person to be confused by this verse, so I consulted traditional Bible commentators as to their perspective on this verse.

“Let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me – Like Solomon, Elisha asks for no worldly advantage, but for spiritual power to discharge his office aright. The “double portion” is that which denotes the proportion of a father’s property which was the right of an eldest son Deuteronomy 21:17. Elisha therefore asked for twice as much of Elijah’s spirit as should be inherited by any other of the “sons of the prophets.” He simply claimed, i. e., to be acknowledged as Elijah’s firstborn spiritual son.”[1]

This is verse to which commentator is referring:

“He must acknowledge the son of his unloved wife as the firstborn by giving him a double share of all he has. That son is the first sign of his father’s strength. The right of the firstborn belongs to him.”[2]

A second commentator concurs:

“Elisha considered himself the only child or first-born of Elijah, as the disciples of eminent teachers were called their children; so here he claims a double portion of his spiritual influence, any other disciples coming in for a single share only. Sons of the prophets means no more than the disciples or scholars of the prophets.”[3]

A third commentator comes right to the point.

“… But the phrase, “a double portion,” was applied to the first-born [De 21:17], and therefore Elisha’s request was, simply, to be heir to the prophetic office and gifts of his master.”[4]

Even if we understand the context of the request may be in accordance with the laws of inheritance, it still remains an odd request. If Elisha wanted Elijah to pronounce him Elijah’s successor, why not ask Elijah to do so directly. Why talk about a double portion of Elijah spirit.

This fourth commentator provides a very different interpretation in his attempt to explain this verse.

“and Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me; the two parts of the gifts of the spirit he had, that of prophecy, and that of doing miracles, as some think; or two parts out of three of what Elijah was possessed of; or rather double as much, and which he might desire, not from a spirit of vanity and ambition to be greater than his master, but from an eagerness to promote the glory of God, and the interest of religion, to reclaim the Israelites from their idolatry, and establish the true religion, which he might observe Elijah was not able to do with that measure of grace and gifts he had; or however this phrase denotes an abundance, a large portion or measure, as it everywhere does.”[5]

Now we are suppose to think that Elisha was asking Elijah for several of the Gifts of the Spirit. Clearly, this demonstrates this commentator lacks of knowledge of psychic science. No physical person can hand over a psychic gift to another human being. It is possible that in time, Spirit can help to unfold or develop a gift in a medium, but that takes work of both the Spirit and medium. Therefore, these Bible commentators have not provided a clear reason to explain why Elisha asked this rather unusual request.

Very recently, I received the key to unlock this mystery. I took a class with two very experienced mediums. They both had been trained in the traditional way, attending a development circle with one teacher for over a decade.

One of these mediums stated that until recently, when these mediums would observe another medium giving spirit messages, they could identify the medium’s teacher, not by the style of the message but by an energy imprint. There was a “signature” of the medium’s teacher in the medium’s aura. I imagine it is quite similar to Rembrandt signing his masterpiece, or photographer putting a watermark in their photo image using Photoshop.

I later asked this medium for further clarification. The master teacher will alter the vibration of a small part of his student’s aura. This was done when the master teacher felt the student was worthy of being called a medium.

Suddenly this mysterious verse became crystal clear. Elisha was asking Elijah to alter twice as much of his aura, with his signature. Elisha wanted to be able to carry on Elijah’s mission, and since Elijah was such a powerful medium, Elisha was asking for additional energy or ability so he could work at his master’s standards.

Elijah responds: “You have asked a difficult thing,” Elijah replied. “If you see me when I am taken from you, then you will get your request. But if not, then you won’t.” [6]

As they were walking along and talking, a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and ·separated [drove between] Elijah from Elisha. Then Elijah ·went up [ascended] to heaven in a whirlwind. Elisha saw it and shouted, “My father! My father! The chariots of Israel and ·their horsemen [its charioteers/or horses]!” And Elisha did not see him anymore. Then Elisha grabbed his own clothes and tore them in two [ a sign of mourning or distress].[7]

It is clear from this description that Elisha saw Elijah leave the earth plane, and therefore his request had been granted. As one continues to read the Bible one learns that Elisha became a great medium, and did many of the same gifts as his teacher. Elisha healed the sick, and multiplied food,

One last clarification is need in this story, and that concerns the image of Elijah being taken up into Heaven on a chariot of fire. One must realize that men who lived in Biblical times wrote the Bible. Therefore, they used language and images that were accurate for their time.

What we are reading about is not Elijah’s death, but his ascension. Elijah, like Enoch, before him, and Jesus after him, ascended from earth. The word ascension means that the physical body is NOT left behind, as it is in death. The person who ascends into Heaven/the Spirit World/a higher dimension takes his physical body with him.

The process of ascension occurs when the physical person has the ability to raise the frequency of the physical body. The rate of vibration continues to increase until suddenly, the physical body is vibrating so fast that gravity no longer has any effect on it. Therefore, the body rises into the air. When the vibration exceeds the speed of light, there is an explosion of light, and normal human eyes no longer can see the physical body. The person is now taken both their spiritual and physical body in the Spirit World.

The writers of this verse did not have this knowledge. All that Elisha saw the body of his teacher rise into the air. There were no airplanes, helicopters, or even hot air balloons in biblical times. The only mode of transportation was horse and chariot. When Elisha saw the explosion of light, it reminded him of fire. Therefore, he described Elijah’s ascension the only way he could understand… Elijah went up to heaven on a fiery chariot, pulled with fiery horses.

FOOTNOTES

[1] Barnes’ Notes on the Bible. biblehub.com/commentaries/2_kings/2-9.htm. Oct 13, 2013.

[2] Deuteronomy 21:17 [NIV].

[3] Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible. biblehub.com/commentaries/2_kings/2-9.htm. Oct 13, 2013.

[4] Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary. biblehub.com/commentaries/2_kings/2-9.htm. Oct 13, 2013.

[5] Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible. biblehub.com/commentaries/2_kings/2-9.htm. Oct 13, 2013.

[6] 2 Kings 2:10 [NLT].

[7] 2 Kings 2: 11-12 [NLT].

Facets of Mediumship

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Welcome to my blog, which will explore the many aspects of mediumship. A medium is a person, who has the ability to perceive and receive information emanating from the Spirit World. Most people call the Spirit World heaven, and believe that it is a place, somewhere above the earth, where the souls of departed people reside. This concept is partially true. The Spirit World is above our physical world, not it distance, but in vibration, or frequency.

We all understand that if you take some ice cubes and place them in a pot, which is then put on the stove and turn on the heat the ice cubes will melt. The heat causes the water molecules to move faster, and as more heat is applied the speed of the molecules continue to increase. Eventually, the water molecules are moving so fast, that the ice cube can no longer remain solid, and becomes a liquid we know as water. As heat continues to be applied, the water molecules move even faster and turn into steam, which is no longer visible to our physical eyes.

If you take a very cold plate that has been stored in the freezer, and hold it over the pot producing steam, and water molecules become cool down, and move slower, as they contact the plate, then they condense, or turn back into water on the plate.

In this entire process, nothing has altered the structure or chemistry of water molecule itself. The molecules just began to vibrate or move faster, which caused the change in their state of matter (solid to liquid to gas).

Our souls are very much like water molecules. When death comes to the physical body, the soul exits the physical body, then its rate of vibration increases. It immediately begins to vibrate on a higher rate of frequency, than our physical eyes can see, just as we could not see the steam.

Mediums are people with “extra sensory perception.” Their senses work in ranges of frequency that most people cannot receive. This is what enables them to become the “telephone lines” which connects physical people with the souls of people living in the World of Spirit.

There are many different ways that mediums communicate with the Spirit World, and this blog will explore and explain them to you.

The Diamond of Mediumship

Mediumship can easily be compared to a beautiful, brilliantly sparkling diamond.

Diamond Mediumship
Brings light into the world. Brings light (knowledge and healing) into the world.
A diamond is a rather dull stone when extracted from the ground. It needs to be polished, and facets cut into it so that light will be reflected, then the diamond sparkles in the light. Mediumship also needs to be polished. It is usually called development. The medium learns how to connect with spirit, and the techniques of the communication process. As the medium develops, it is like an additional facet is being created which will be more detail and clarity into the communication.
The more facets cut into the diamond, the more brilliant and sparkling it will become. Each facet is another phase of mediumship, or a different gift of the Spirit. Three examples would be Clairaudience (hearing Spirit) Clairvoyance (seeing Spirit) Clairescience (feeling Spirit)
Much work goes into the transformation of a rough dull diamond until it becomes a brilliant sparkling gemstone. Much work goes into a medium’s development to become a clear (brilliant) channel for bringing through Spirit messages.

Just as a diamond has many facets, which allows light to be reflected and causes the mesmerizing sparkle in the diamond, mediumship also has many different facets. This blog will explore the many aspects or facets of mediumship. The facets will include:

  Facet Banner color
 1. Facets of Mediumship Grey
 2. Mediumship in the Bible Green
 3. Gifts of the Spirit Purple
 4. Medium’s Biography Blue
 5. Psychical Research Orange
 6. History of Mediumship Red
 7. Book Reviews Magenta

Each entry will have a colorful banner, which will allow the reader to know to which facet the article belongs.

It is my hope this blog will bring to light, the wondrous, rich history of mediumship in all its different facets.