I can think of a couple examples where God reveals a person who has died:
1 Samuel 28:3-19 – Saul consults a medium in order to contact Samuel.
Luke 9:30 – Elijah and Moses appear and talk with Jesus
It is important to note that Elijah never “died”, he was carried to heaven. However, Moses did die (Jude 1:9)
Saul was clearly operating in error when he tried to consult Samuel. It was God who allowed Samuel to appear and talk to Saul. (even the medium was shocked at what happened (Vs. 12)
The example in Luke 9:30 was clearly initiated by God.
We have many biblical examples where we are told not to seek out consultation with the dead. (Leviticus 19:31 and Isaiah 8:19, to name a couple)
So, does it seem biblically possible that a person who has died would be revealed to us? Yes it does.
However, I feel that the Bible indicates that we should should never seek out such an experience.
If it is discerned that God reveals a person who has died, we should immediately seek God and ask Him what He wants us to learn. (as it says in Isaiah 8:19)
-Brian P. Cox
Posted in: Deliverance and Generational Prayer