Many have the notion that our ancestors have the power to do things for them. I saw someone put a post stating “my ancestors hear me when I talk to them.” I have heard and seen many people make statements about their ancestors which is a little bit disturbing. I’m sitting there thinking where in the world do they get this. There is one popular YouTuber I heard once who even made a statement saying “the ancestors are crying, they will avenge, they hear our cry, and even said that the young man whom Chadwick Boseman has become an ancestor. My people perish for the lack of knowledge. I think sometimes we just say things because it sounds good to our ears.
Sometimes, we hear it from some well-known people, and we just repeat the same non-sense. So, let’s look up the meaning of ancestors, and I will go into it deeper. Ancestor is defined: as a person, typically one more remote than a grandparent, from whom one is descended. The definition of an ancestor is a person or creature from whom one is descended or who lived in the past, or a person who came before. Your great-great-grandfather is an example of an ancestor. King David and King Solomon are each an example of an ancestor of Jesus.” So, an ancestor is your descendent or great-great-grandfather or someone descended who lived in the past. The point I want to touch is for those who think that their ancestors can help them, hear them when they pray to them, or can give them justice. I feel like we are living in a day where we lose our common sense because we don’t seek the truth or accept it for what it is. I even hear some people who have deceased parents or family saying they are watching over them from above. They also say it with confidence as if they know for sure.
If you think about it for a second, if your grandparents couldn’t save themselves when they were in the land of the living, how can they help you when they have gone to sleep. I guess some people think when one is dead they gain some supernatural power. Being dead doesn’t give you supernatural power or abilities to do anything in the land of the living. When one has gone to the land of the dead or what we may call the invisible world, that individual has gone into silence, asleep, awaiting the great judgment. There’s no coming back to the land of the living to do miracles or avenge anyone because they are dead. The most you probably hear from those who can see spirits is that they see them standing there. Most of these people with that ability are locked up in the psychiatric ward because no one believes them. Another way to see the dead in most cases that’s if you tap into witcraft. I think some of us watch too much television. I mean, can someone evoke the dead, yes? It is even referenced in the Bible, and it is forbidden. Deuteronomy 18:10-12 “There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who casts a spell, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For whoever does these things is detestable to the Lord, and because of these detestable things the Lord your God will drive them out before you.” Leviticus 20:27 “Now a man or a woman who is a medium or a spiritist shall surely be put to death. They shall be stoned with stones, their bloodguiltiness is upon them.”
Look, guys, no one or ancestors are watching over anyone from above after they die. Your ancestors can’t do anything for you because they are asleep awaiting judgment day. If it was true, don’t you think the ancestors would have stopped the transatlantic slave trade? Where were the ancestors when their grandchildren were getting kidnapped, beaten, raped, and shipped to the four corners of the earth? If ancestors had any power or could avenge, deliver, or respond do you have any idea how much trouble we who are in the land of the living would have. I want you to think of the most violent and heinous people who were from the past. Think of those people to have the ability or power on the land of the living, tell me, how many of the living would have survived. If the dead had the ability the way some people think, don’t you think they would have saved their loved one from being murdered, raped, accident, or from dying?
Unless like I mentioned before, one uses necromancy or witchcraft to evoke the dead to speak to you even then they still can’t help you. The dead doesn’t have any power to do anything. If they could hear you, watching you from above, or avenge do you think the living would have a chance to do wicked to their loved one? Thank God it is not the case. Ecclesiastes 9:5 “For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward, for the memory of them is forgotten.” Let’s go to the conversation Saul had with Samuel’s spirit. 1 Samuel 28: 15-19 “Why are you bothering me by bringing me up like this?” Samuel asked. “I’m terribly worried,” Saul answered. “The Philistines are about to attack me. God has turned his back on me and won’t answer any more by prophets or by dreams. What should I do?” Samuel said: If God has turned away from you and is now your enemy, don’t ask me what to do. I’ve already told you: The Lord has sworn to take the kingdom from you and give it to David. And that’s just what he’s doing! When the Lord was angry with the Amalekites, he told you to destroy them, but you didn’t do it. That’s why the Lord is doing this to you. Tomorrow the Lord will let the Philistines defeat Israel’s army, then you and your sons will join me down here in the world of the dead.” Samuel was telling him things he told him before he died. You see even if the dead can hear you they do not have access to cross over the way some of you think unless witchcraft is used even that the dead still can’t help you.
We are living in between two worlds the seen and the unseen. The visible and the invisible. The spirits that can and have the power to take control of the heart of your mind are Satan’s or Mastêmâ’s whom we also called the chief of the watchers who serve him. Those are the only spirits in the invisible realm that can harm you mentally once they take over the heart of your mind. Understands that they were never humans, to begin with. Even these spirits or Satan can’t physically harm anyone, but they can control another individual mind to carry out their assault against the living or another human being. Unless you go to the invisible world, and that’s a different story. Do you see the difference? These spirits you can cast out if you can recognize their voice, and they will flee from you. The Messiah did many times (Matthew 4:1-11). Let’s read Jubilees 10: 4-9 “But do Thou bless me and my sons, that we may increase and Multiply and replenish the earth. And Thou knowest how Thy Watchers, the fathers of these spirits, acted in my day: and as for these spirits which are living, imprison them and hold them fast in the place of condemnation, and let them not bring destruction on the sons of thy servant, my God; for these are malignant, and created to destroy. And let them not rule over the spirits of the living; for Thou alone canst exercise dominion over them. And let them not have power over the sons of the righteous from henceforth and forevermore.’ And the Lord our God bade us bind all. And the chief of the spirits, Mastêmâ, came and said: ‘Lord, Creator, let some of them remain before me, and let them harken to my voice, and do all that I shall say unto them; for if some of them are not left to me, I shall not be able to execute the power of my will on the sons of men; for these are for corruption and leading astray before my judgment, for great is the wickedness of the sons of men.’ And He said: Let the tenth part of them remain before him, and let nine parts descend into the place of condemnation.’”
Not only Noah, but Abraham prayed unto God in regards to these spirits as well. Jubilees 12: 19 “And he prayed that night and said, ‘My God, God Most High, Thou alone art my God, And Thee and Thy dominion have I chosen. And Thou hast created all things And all things that are the work of thy hands. Deliver me from the hands of evil spirits who have dominion over the thoughts of men’s hearts, And let them not lead me astray from Thee, my God. And establish Thou me and my seed forever That we go not astray from henceforth and forevermore.” I will keep saying it, again and again, seeking God for wisdom and understanding. Read the old books as well. Ephesians 4:14 “that we henceforth are no longer children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine by the sleight of men and their cunning and craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;” Job 14:10-12 “But man dies and lies prostrate. Man expires, and where is he? “As water evaporates from the sea, And a river becomes parched and dried up, So man lies down and does not rise. Until the heavens are no longer, He will not awake nor be aroused out of his sleep.”
Don’t say things because it sounds good to your ears or because a well-known person says them. Don’t believe in everything that you hear. If you seek wisdom from God he will give it to you. Psalms 95:7-8 “For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your heart, as in the provocation,
and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:” Just saying. Shalem!