With regard to spiritual influences, of course there is also beautiful correspondence and harmony between the saints of the upper degrees in the spirit world and those who have gained entrance to these realms while still on the earth. The saints in light in the spirit world have a tendency to greatly influence us for good, even bring down some of their gifts and powers to those on the earth with whom they can resonate. This is part of their ministry to us, beloved, and is something that some of us are now becoming much more aware of. The people on “the other side” are not dead as nearly everyone supposes them to be, and many of them are far more alive and empowered and anointed than many of us might think.
Along these lines, please understand that physical death really amounts to nothing more than a transition between two types of the same experience in the eternal NOW. In other words; there is no death, but just a change of spiritual clothes; the spirit simply carrying on in the spirit-body in the spirit world (or realm) which most closely matches its development. You may want to think of this in the light of scripture which bespeaks of being “judged according to our deeds,” and of the need for us to “work out our salvation,” for physical death does not bring us into the continual Presence of the Lord in the highest realms of the spirit world or even into the upper orders of the saints in light. A pure heart does (Matthew 5:8).
Beloved, as you arrive at understanding of future states in the spirit world, may your fear of death diminish and may you also be able to comprehend more clearly the purposes for your earthly life and make better use of the trials, knowing that the character of your future life will be decided by the use you have made of your current existence, you not losing the fruit of any of your efforts here.
This means that what has been formed in you here of knowledge and of wisdom and of Christ’s goodness will be brought with you to the dimension of the spirit world to which you will have attained when your current terrestrial trek is through. Knowing this should help you to bear your trials and suffering here with patience, even with an inward joy, knowing that these things are working in you an eternal weight of glory IF you approach them with the right perspective, and then deal with them as the Spirit leads.
I said “if” because our trials can be wasted when we do not seek the divine perspective on them and do not then co-operate with the Spirit in them. I have shared that earth is a sacred workshop to be used for man’s maturing and perfecting. The majority of people on the earth do not see it in this way though, and therefore they do not lay hold of the opportunities given to them for their spiritual advancement.