Can A Person Really Talk To Dead People?

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Hi N____,

African Muti may be just as real as the experiences that King Saul had with the witch of Endor, but all human experience to the contrary, the Truth of God’s Word is that “the dead know not anything.”

Ecc 9:5  For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.

God may send evil spirits to speak to and to deceive the living, but the Truth still is that “the dead know not anything”, they cannot speak, and “neither have they any more portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun.”

Ecc 9:6  Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun.

Here is what God commanded Israel concerning those who would attempt to communicate with dead people.

Deu 18:10  There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,
Deu 18:11  Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. [ One who claims to communicates with the dead]
Deu 18:12  For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

So when we read that the Lord had an evil spirit to speak the truth to King Saul, we know that He was answering King Saul “according to the idols of King Saul’s heart. King Saul believed that the dead could tell him what the future held, and God answered him accordingly. That does not mean that Ecc 9:6 is untrue; it means that God “drove out before” David the king who ignored the warning from God in Deu 18:10-12.

When we refuse God’s Words of Truth, then He “will answer us according to the idols of our hearts”, and He will deceive us into thinking we are right in clinging to our heart’s idols, which deny the Truth of His Word.

Eze 14:1  Then came certain of the elders of Israel unto me, and sat before me.
Eze 14:2  And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
Eze 14:3  Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their heart, and put the stumblingblock of their iniquity before their face: should I be enquired of at all by them?
Eze 14:4  Therefore speak unto them, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Every man of the house of Israel that setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to the prophet; I the LORD will answer him that cometh according to the multitude of his idols;
Eze 14:9  And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the LORD have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel.
Eze 14:10  And they shall bear the punishment of their iniquity: the punishment of the prophet shall be even as the punishment of him that seeketh unto him;

That is what happened to King Saul when he sought out a witch to inquire of God via a dead man.

Here are three URLs which deal with this concept, which has deceived so many. Read these letters, and if you still have a question then get back to me.

Your brother in Christ,


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