Friday, August 3, 2012

What is the Paranormal Realm?

By Reverend Mark Hunnemann

If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.       ~ Margaret Thatcher

And He (Jesus) said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.” Luke 10:18

What exactly is the paranormal realm?  We refer to it all the time, and of course we investigate it frequently, but does the Bible say anything aside from the fact that it is the invisible, supernatural realm?  This is yet another basic concept that the paranormal community has unthinkingly embraced.   That may sound harsh, but the stakes are exceedingly high (as we shall see) and there is no more basic question than this.  Everything revolves around this issue, does it not?  No paranormal realm and we would have no paranormal entities; and without the entities, there would be nothing to paranormal community.  So, back to our question – yes, the Bible does give us more detail about the paranormal realm.  In fact, it speaks with great specificity regarding it.  It was mentioned last time, but the supernatural realm is so crucial it deserves to be mentioned again and in more detail.

The text above, from Luke, is a fascinating glimpse into Jesus’ memory of an event that took place before mankind was even created.  Jesus is referring to the swift and decisive judgment that occurred when Lucifer led his prideful rebellion against God.  The folly of his actions is magnified by the fact that he KNEW from sight that God is all-powerful; hence the utter folly and futility of his revolt.  What we accept by faith, Satan saw firsthand when he was still in heaven. (That was a huge mistake/sin, and he continues to sin and make tactical mistakes.)  But more than foolish – it was terribly wicked, and for his/their cosmic treason, Satan and his hoard were hurled out of heaven with great force.  When the revolt was crushed, they were shot like a cannon….down….down…down — fast as lightning — to earth.  “…he (Satan) was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.” (Rev. 12:9)

In Eph. 2:2 Satan is referred to as the prince of the power of the air. “I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming.” (Jn. 14:30)  When Satan was ejected from heaven he had to be sent somewhere, and the Lord ordained earth to be that place.  In that great text in Eph. 6 we are told in v 12 that these forces of darkness are in the heavenly realms — in this context that simply means in the invisible realm, here on earth.

We could multiply more passages but it is clear: the Lord has sovereignly decreed that the paranormal realm is Satan’s abode. Please read that again. Before he is cast into hell forever, Satan and his demonic crew have been ordered by God to occupy earth.  And since they are spirit beings, without bodies, then their primary residential dimension is what we call the paranormal, or heavenlies, in the Bible. What I mentioned in passing last time I want us to meditate on.  I hope when you finish reading this you will ponder the reality and ramifications of the paranormal realm being Satan’s home turf.  Does it not imply that we are going to him, instead of him having to come to us?  We are trespassing on his turf, and more vicious than any human gang, we will pay for simply entering there.  “If there are any spirits here, please give us a sign. We are not here to hurt you.”  Have you ever considered that they might be out to hurt you?  The paranormal realm is not self-referential or self-defining.  When we turn on a full-spectrum camera, we don’t see a welcome sign. “Welcome to the paranormal realm, where all your questions regarding the after-life will be answered.”  The bible has clearly told us this is where pure evil dwells…by divine decree.  And we want to investigate it?!  No wonder an increasing number of investigators are getting sick, dying, or coming under demonic oppression in other ways.  God is not trying to squash our freedom when he forbids entry; it is a fence of love to keep us from danger — much like the two fences I built when my kids were young to prevent them from running into the street.  Whatever restrictions may have been involved were/are motivated by love.  Now that we know what the paranormal realm is, it is the height of madness (or suicide) to continue investigating it.  If the Bible is true, what other rational conclusion can you come to?  Sadly those blinded by a demonic delusion don’t want to be confused by the facts or logic.

Lastly, what are Satan and his demons up to in their God ordained temporary home?  Do I really need to answer that? Gleaning from a few texts, we note that while residing in the invisible realm on earth Satan and his filthy bunch are walking around like a roaring lion to see who they can devour; killing, stealing, and destroying; deceiving; accusing; tempting; and last but certainly not least, they mimic and morph into whatever shape they wish. This is not an exhaustive list by any means, but it should be sufficient to warn us from entering there.  We not only trespass in their property (as odd as that may sound), but we are exposing ourselves to an unnaturally heightened way.  When my eldest sister died, I drove my family to New Jersey for the funeral, but en-route we got lost in the worst part of D.C., the capital of our country.  Crime-ridden and murder soaked, we got out as quickly as possible because I was concerned for the safety of my wife and kids.  The so-called paranormal realm is the capital of Satan’s kingdom of darkness.  The residents are pure evil and 24/7 they are passionately committed to hating God and us—because we are made in His image.  They are able to affect and influence us while still in that realm…there is a thin dimensional veil separating the two, but they are distinct realms.

So we come to our conclusion: do you really think it is wise to enter a realm which is Satan’s temporary home, and where we are interacting with beings who hate us perfectly?  To ask the question is to answer it… This is the home-base where monstrous crimes against humanity are plotted and executed by monstrous beings.  Not the slightest vestige of goodness or sympathy...PURE EVIL... not even Hitler was that evil. Out of these vast cosmos, the paranormal realm on earth is the capital of Satanic and demonic activity, because it is their God-ordained home.  God placed them there and that is where He has ordained that they focus their kingdom building activity.  What more can I say to underline the fact that God Himself has ordained that the paranormal realm is off-limits to us?  It is not easy to transgress against God and Satan at the same time, but investigating the paranormal accomplishes that phenomenal feat. Though Satan has called off his dogs – and delights in our trespassing – nevertheless, it’s no wonder so many EVP’s say “Get out!”  What is the paranormal realm?  It is a place of unspeakable evil and deception; a place no man was to enter before the Final Cleansing and Blessing; the new heaven and earth, and Satan and crew are in hell forever.