Human spirit coming back
Luke 1:56 -
And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her own house.
Yesterday the Lord pointed out one area which the Church has hidden from the people about the truth of the passion of Christ and today He wants His people to know about another area which has caused more than half His people to spiritually fall, and that is about dead people’s spirit coming back.
Some days back I was speaking to small children about Resurrection. So I asked them if the ghost which came claiming were the spirit of dead people were really so? And I was surprised when they said no; it was evil spirits which came deceiving as dead people. These children were small but they would daily read the Bible and did meditate on them, even though they were small they were well off then many adults who do not question everything this world throws at them.
In the Bible it is very clearly given not only in the Old Testament but also in the New Testament when a person believing in the Lord dies He goes to sleep which means he goes to a spiritual level known as Grave (also called Sea in the book of Revelation) to be woken on Judgment Day.
In the Old Testament when Samuel died he went to sleep and was disturbed by Saul. In the New Testament when Stephen the martyr died it is written he went to sleep. Both were great men of God yet it is not written they went to Heaven but written they slept or gathered. All through the Old Testament people who believed in the Lord unto death were written ‘gathered with his people’.
The Bible clearly states that all mankind will be judged when Jesus comes back and only those who found abiding by the Word would enter Heaven for it is the Word that judges people.
God has forbidden man to communicate with the spirits of the dead not only good or evil and that is why King Saul was punished when he disturbed the spirit of Samuel. The only Spirit we can communicate is with the Spirit of God.
We do not find any spirit of any great men and women of God from the Bible coming and communicating with man helping them in their salvation. But we hear from man about one which claims to be Mary the mother of Jesus and trying to lead the people.
Mary like others was a believer and saved when she died. All mankind has to die a natural death therefore Elijah who was taken up came as John the Baptist to die his natural death. Even Enoch and another character of the Bible would come back in the last days as the two witnesses to die a natural death. There is no place in the Bible which states in between Elijah been taken up and coming as John that the spirit of Elijah spoke to the people. Was not Elijah a great Man of God? Was he not concern of the people of God? Why did he not come and instruct the many people who did great mistakes in between? Even Samuel who was dead knew everything happening even when asleep but never tried to communicate with Saul, although he was very concern of him before death.
Jesus clearly states in His parable when the rich man who was in Hell asked father Abraham to send some great Men of God (physically dead) to warn his family members, Abraham answered him that there were people alive through whom God was speaking and the words of people He had spoken through to His people and they should listen to them.
Even when Jesus communicated with the spirits of Moses and Elijah, He did so not as human but transfigured Himself and then communicated. Had He communicated as a human He would have sinned against God.
Just think of it if God would manifest His glory today to all mankind would they not believe in Him and become believers? But God knows they would be like the Israelites who were saved from Egypt and later turned back to their old ways. God wants each one of us believe with our hearts not by our eyes.
Please do not expect any spirit of any person coming back to instruct us, God has given us His Word, His Spirit and His Saints among us to do that. If any spirit does claim it is the spirit of a person, please discern the words of that spirit with the Word of God and the truth will be exposed.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You made man a spirit being and put him in a weak flesh for You desired man to willing come to You by overcoming the flesh. You alone are Holy and perfect and You desire we too be perfect in You. Lord, the battle is in our inner-man and You desire a perfect heart. We pray Lord that your people open their eyes to the deceit that the evil one plays on your people and trust more in your Word than anything else...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
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,
11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
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.
13 Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God.
Leviticus 19:31 - Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.
Leviticus 20:6 - And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.
1 Samuel 15:35 - And Samuel came no more to see Saul until the day of his death: nevertheless Samuel mourned for Saul: and the LORD repented that he had made Saul king over Israel.
1 Samuel 28:3-20
3 Now Samuel was dead, and all Israel had lamented him, and buried him in Ramah, even in his own city. And Saul had put away those that had familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land.
4 And the Philistines gathered themselves together, and came and pitched in Shunem: and Saul gathered all Israel together, and they pitched in Gilboa.
5 And when Saul saw the host of the Philistines, he was afraid, and his heart greatly trembled.
6 And when Saul enquired of the LORD, the LORD answered him not, neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets.
7 Then said Saul unto his servants, Seek me a woman that hath a familiar spirit, that I may go to her, and enquire of her. And his servants said to him, Behold, there is a woman that hath a familiar spirit at Endor.
8 And Saul disguised himself, and put on other raiment, and he went, and two men with him, and they came to the woman by night: and he said, I pray thee, divine unto me by the familiar spirit, and bring me him up, whom I shall name unto thee.
9 And the woman said unto him, Behold, thou knowest what Saul hath done, how he hath cut off those that have familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land: wherefore then layest thou a snare for my life, to cause me to die?
10 And Saul sware to her by the LORD, saying, As the LORD liveth, there shall no punishment happen to thee for this thing.
11 Then said the woman, Whom shall I bring up unto thee? And he said, Bring me up Samuel.
12 And when the woman saw Samuel, she cried with a loud voice: and the woman spake to Saul, saying, Why hast thou deceived me? for thou art Saul.
13 And the king said unto her, Be not afraid: for what sawest thou? And the woman said unto Saul, I saw gods ascending out of the earth.
14 And he said unto her, What form is he of? And she said, An old man cometh up; and he is covered with a mantle. And Saul perceived that it was Samuel, and he stooped with his face to the ground, and bowed himself.
15 And Samuel said to Saul, Why hast thou disquieted me, to bring me up? And Saul answered, I am sore distressed; for the Philistines make war against me, and God is departed from me, and answereth me no more, neither by prophets, nor by dreams: therefore I have called thee, that thou mayest make known unto me what I shall do.
16 Then said Samuel, Wherefore then dost thou ask of me, seeing the LORD is departed from thee, and is become thine enemy?
17 And the LORD hath done to him, as he spake by me: for the LORD hath rent the kingdom out of thine hand, and given it to thy neighbour, even to David:
18 Because thou obeyedst not the voice of the LORD, nor executedst his fierce wrath upon Amalek, therefore hath the LORD done this thing unto thee this day.
19 Moreover the LORD will also deliver Israel with thee into the hand of the Philistines: and to morrow shalt thou and thy sons be with me: the LORD also shall deliver the host of Israel into the hand of the Philistines.
20 Then Saul fell straightway all along on the earth, and was sore afraid, because of the words of Samuel: and there was no strength in him; for he had eaten no bread all the day, nor all the night.
59 And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.
60 And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.
Genesis 25:8 - Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.
Genesis 35:29 - And Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and was gathered unto his people, being old and full of days: and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.
Genesis 39:33 - And when Jacob had made an end of commanding his sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed, and yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people.
12 And the LORD said unto Moses, Get thee up into this mount Abarim, and see the land which I have given unto the children of Israel.
13 And when thou hast seen it, thou also shalt be gathered unto thy people, as Aaron thy brother was gathered.
2 And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them.
3 And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them.
4 And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus.
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