The Dead are Silent


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Should they inquire of the dead on behalf of the living?

Isaiah 8:1

When we lose someone close to us because of death, it can be profoundly devastating. We suddenly try to remember the last conversation or time we shared together with them. Some of us wish we could go back in time and let them know how much we loved them. Yet, death is the ultimate divider until we get to heaven and experience the great reunion.

However, not of all us are completely sure of where our loved one has continued their spiritual journey. As a result, some attempt to make contact with their dead loved ones in order to bring closure. Many spiritualists and psychics have large followings of people based on their claims of having contacts with dead people. Yet, the Bible clearly warns us against seeking to make contact with the dead on behalf of the living. Why should we have nothing to do with attempting to contact the dead?

#1) The Gift: God gives us the gift of life to live in the present and not the past. (Psalm 118:24)
Every day that we have life in our bodies is a gift from God. The past is over, but the present is another opportunity to reveal the glory of God in our thoughts, words, and actions.

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#2) The Deception: Satan will use our grief as an opportunity to deceive us.
(2 Corinthians 11:14)
The devil and his demons are experts on the human nature and will do anything to exploit our genuine love for each other. He will disguise himself as an angel of light and use what he knows to convince people to believe in lies.

#3) The Sin: attempting to communicate with the dead is sin. (Leviticus 19:31)
Turning to any spiritual being for insight about the dead is a waste of time. God is the ultimate Being who stands outside of our present life and future death. If we need closure or peace about a loved death, He needs to be our first and only choice for direction.


Dear Lord, I need Your peace to fill my heart and mind about death. Help me to trust You more than putting any faith in Satan’s tactics to turn me away. In Jesus’ name, amen.

In His Service,

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