There is much confusion as to what happens after we "die." Many Christians believe we go to our grave and after a thousand years, Jesus will come back and somehow they will become alive again and it will be Heaven on earth. Some spiritualists believe that our souls go to a spiritual realm where they congregate together without bodies and eventually they will be reincarnated. These examples are far from the truth, which we'll share in this thread.
Mr. Padgett received this message from a Celestial Spirit, John B. Comeys, who explains where we go after we "die."
"When a spirit first enters the spirit world, it receives a welcome from some one or more spirits whose duties are to receive such spirit, and to show the place where it is suited to live or exist.
Such spirit is then permitted to meet its friends and relatives and to commune with them for a short or long time, and receive whatever consolation such friends or relatives may be able to give it; and in many cases, the gladness and happiness of these spirit friends cause the spirit to believe that it is in Heaven, or at least, in a place of great happiness.
But after this first interview, the spirit must, by reason of the Law of Attraction, go to the place where its condition of soul, or its condition of moral growth or intellectual development fits it for, and there remain until such condition is made better and enables it to rise to a higher place.
No spirit, after it once gets into the place that is suited for it to live in, ever retrogrades, although it may stand still for a long number of years, and never make any progress. But this is a truth not known to a great many mortals, and spirits also, that the condition of the mortal at the time he becomes a spirit, fixes his condition and place of living when he first enters the spirit world; after he is put in such place by the Law of Attraction as I have said, and when once that place is found and occupied, the spirit never goes to a lower place; but either will stay in that place for a long time, or will progress - and ultimately will in all cases progress.
The earth plane and the hells (the lowest of the earth planes):
Well, the evil spirits find these places of habitation in the earth planes, which are many, and of varied kinds, having many different appearances, suited to the conditions of the spirits who will occupy them. A spirit who is in the lowest of these earth planes is said to be in the lowest hells, as all spirits who are in these planes where they suffer and encounter darkness, believe and say they are in hell. But this is merely a name used for convenience, for the hells are merely places forming a part of the one great universe of God. These hells, as you may imagine, are very numerous, for the conditions of spirits are very varied, and each spirit has a place in which to live fitted to its condition.
As the spirit becomes freed from some of these conditions, which as to them causes the law of attraction to work, he progresses to a higher and better place, and finds that his surroundings are not so dark and painful. And as this progression continues, such spirit will ultimately find himself in the planes of light and comparative happiness, where the evil recollections have to a large extent left him, and the good deeds which he did on earth then come to him and cause a happiness that makes him realize that he was not all bad, and that God has been good to him in relieving him from the sins and evil thoughts which bound him to the place, from which he has progressed.
But after all this, he has not gotten into any of the spheres which are above the earth planes, and he may have to remain there for a great many years before he enters the second sphere, which is next in gradation to the earth plane. This latter plane is the most populous of all the spheres, for it has spirits coming to it in great numbers - in greater numbers than are progressing from it to higher spheres and, hence, it has a greater variety of sub-planes than has any of the other spheres, and is filled with a greater variety and kind of spirits than are any of these higher spheres.
When a spirit has remained in the earth planes a sufficient length of time to put him in condition to go to the next higher sphere, he makes his progress, and is never prevented from doing so. I do not mean to say that the spirit is compelled to remain in the earth planes any particular number of years before progressing, for this is not true; on the contrary, the number of years that he remains there is determined by his condition of progress, so that some spirits may go through these planes in less than a year, and others may remain there many years.
In the spirit world there are many spirits who are in neither darkness nor light, but are in what has been called the twilight zone, and are neither very happy nor unhappy. These are spirits who have progressed from the lower spheres, where they expiated their sins and errors of the earth life, and have gotten rid of their recollections of many of their sins and have progressed somewhat in the development of their natural love, and also in the acquirement of the intellectual knowledge, and are not feeling the stings of conscience, but are realizing the happiness which the forgiveness of their sins and the improvement of their intellects causes them to have.
They are to a large extent very much in the condition of men who have paid the penalties of their sins, yet have not received such increase in their natural love as to enable them to progress to the higher intellectual spheres where the spirit becomes to a more or less degree the perfect man. And they have been a long time making their progress, for it is a fact that the development of their souls from the condition of the wholly sinful man to that where such sins have almost disappeared is a very slow development.
These spirits, though, are not to be classed with the dark spirits who so often come to you for help and relief from their darkness, for they are in that condition where it is difficult to convince them that they need any help in order that they may have a more wonderful progress and obtain greater happiness. In this zone, the spirits seem to be well satisfied with their conditions, and have the belief that their advancement must necessarily be slow and that there is not a better and quicker way to obtain relief from their conditions.
Among this class of spirits commences the greatest difficulty for the higher spirits to successfully convince them of the great truth of the Divine Love and the possibilities of obtaining a condition that will place them in the higher soul spheres, without the long delay in making their progress.
In the lower spheres the spirits are not satisfied and generally are very desirous of getting relief from the darkness and suffering and, as a consequence, we can do more to convince them of the truths that are so necessary for them to know.
You would be surprised to know the number of spirits who are in this zone, and the great number of years they have been in making the progress that they have made. Many of them have been in the states to which I refer for centuries and yet have never known any desire to progress out of those states except in the way that they consider to be the gradual and natural way to advance.
In the second sphere, appearances are brighter and many opportunities are afforded the spirit to seek for and obtain happiness that he did not have before, and many spirits find great happiness in pursuing their intellectual studies and things of this kind, and in obtaining a knowledge of the laws of the spirit world governing what you might call, the material nature of this world and also of the earth world.
This sphere is not so well suited for the growth of the soul faculties, and those spirits [who are receiving God's Divine Love] whose desires and aspirations are for the development of their soul qualities, do not stay in this world or sphere very long, for they do not find that the necessary provisions for such development exists, and as a consequence, they progress to the third sphere, where they find wonderful opportunities and surroundings, which enables them to progress in these matters of the soul.
I have been in spirit life a great many years and have been through the Hells and purgatory and all kinds of suffering and am now in the light and comparatively happy. I am in what is called the Second Sphere, where are many bright and intellectual spirits working out their own plans for accomplishing certain of their ideas and progressing to higher planes.
[Gottfried Leibniz passed over on November 14, 1716, and wrote through James E. Padgett on June 4, 1917. Over 201 years passed and he had only progressed to the Second Sphere.]
I am in a condition of comparative happiness, but not entirely relieved from my darkness or sufferings. I had a great many sins to answer for and many penalties to pay and during the years since my death, I have suffered much and experienced great darkness. But thanks be to God, I am emerging from these conditions and am having my spiritual eyes opened to the truths of God and the necessity of obtaining His Love and Favor.
As you may know, when on earth I attended the Methodist Church, but my religious knowledge was merely that which comes from an assent of the mind to certain propositions, or rather doctrines, of the church. I knew nothing of the soul development or of the Divine Love, or of any of those attributes of the Father which were necessary to my becoming a redeemed spirit and an accepted child of God.
I am in the Second Sphere, where are many of my old comrades in arms, and many who were antagonistic in the great War of the Rebellion. But we are no longer enemies, for we have obtained sufficient Love to become friends and to know that war and hatred and murder are not in accord with God's Laws, or approved by Him; and we are now seeking only Love and trying to apply the Golden Rule in our lives here.
[Ulysses S. Grant passed over on August 8, 1885, and wrote through James E. Padgett on October 19, 1915. 30 year's progress still in the Second Sphere.]
What Happens After We Die? A Description of the Spirit World
02 Sep 2016 20:33 #7796
What impresses me is just how much God loves us by fixing one's pole position in the spirit world upon entry and us not falling in further hopelessness and lower realms. . That is so cool that God does this, His Love is so very awesome.
What Happens After We Die? A Description of the Spirit World
13 Sep 2016 04:01 #7824
A friend of mine died this morning, her name is Katie. She was a Pilates instructor and was my last health coach. I had wanted to visit with her about the next life and help her understand what was about to take place. I didn't though because she fought for a cure and sought alternative and conventional medicine and so I didn't want to discourage her hope by talking about death. I did however have that chat with her this afternoon while I was driving. I felt her presence and explained some of the basics about re-location to the spirit world. We didn't speak of the Father's Divine Love yet but may be in our next session.
Thanks so much for posting the messages of the afterlife. Could you please start referencing where the posts are located such as volume and page number? This would be great for all posts. I would like to see all future publications that have quoted the messages to reference the source so that the reader can verify and mark the location for future study.
If mortals would only understand that as regards to eternity, the soul is the great thing which they possess, and should be given more care and development than any and all other parts of man's being. TGRABJ Vol 1 - page 156