King Saul wanted direction, but when God seemed as if he was silent, he became so desperate that he went to seek a medium. The medium was to call back the spirit of the prophet Samuel who had recently died. But as the king of Israel, Saul knew God was against such practices. He had even instituted a law to kill all mediums and those that practiced sorcery.
BY HUMPHREY MTANDWA
But in his desperate moment, Saul compromised the values he once upheld. The Bible warns against such practices and says “why seek guidance from the dead when there is a living God? The rift between these worlds seems so thin because even after one has passed on, their family members and friends still have dreams and visions of them. Yet there is so much about death that a lot of people don’t understand. When a person dies, they lose all rights to function in this physical world and can no longer affect the world beyond the works they left on earth.
The first law one has to understand is that anyone who has crossed over can’t communicate with the living. Although the Bible does not say it is impossible, it stresses that once a person has crossed over, they cannot interact with the living. Many dreams are not interactions with the dead but the dead are just symbols of the messages that are being communicated. One example maybe a dream of a deceased grandfather, which can indicate positive or negative foundational issues dating back to his lifetime.
Remember that the dead cannot talk to the living but their images can be used as symbols. You cannot talk to a sign post because its purpose is limited to what it has been erected for. Some talk to the dead and open themselves up to interaction with the demonic spirits.
When people seek counsel from the dead they often interact with demons whose sole purpose is to manipulate. People often interact with demons in these encounters. You do not desire and even seek after a person when they have died. Let your dead remain dead. It becomes impossible to accept that my close friend or relative has passed on and at times a single word from them would allow one to move on.
But then the only reassurance we have is that when one has died in Christ we shall see them again. Some ask what if I still dream of them what should I do? The secret to any supernatural encounter is that it can be interpreted. Some are simple messages from God.
Remember, we said they are sign boards but a sign board gets to a season when its use expires. Some of the dreams are demonic, especially if the dead person calls you. Some have even passed on in their dreams because they answered the call of the spirit of death that took advantage of their ignorance and manipulated them.
Man has a hunger for the supernatural, but the challenge is lack of knowledge of this dimension and how it impacts our daily lives. In ignorance, many open doors that bring them and their family into bondage when they try to contact the dead. Even a nation can be held captive through interaction with the dead. Some mediums become door ways the enemy uses to attack a nation or a people. There is a healthier way to seek the supernatural and that is through Jesus and God’s word. There is a world beyond the natural and it’s supernatural. Don’t seek the dead seek him who has risen from the dead, that is Christ Jesus.
Humphrey Mtandwa is an anointed minister of the gospel and teacher of the Word based in South Africa. He has written several books including The Enoch Generation, Truthfulness and Theophany. He blogs at mtandwa.blogspot.com and can be contacted via e-mail or WhatsApp on +27 610286350.