The answer to this is NO, for the Bible forbids one from trying to communicate with the dead and the Holy Spirit would never play a role in this. The Lord told the Israelites in Deuteronomy 18:10-11, “There shall not be found among you anyone…. who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, on one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or ONE WHO CALLS UP THE DEAD.” (NKJV). All of these practices deal with the occult and the last three specifically deal with one trying to communicate with the dead, including loves ones who have passed away. God not only condemned this practice but He warned them that He would punish them if they did. “And the person who turns to mediums and familiar spirits, to prostitute himself with them, I will set My face against that person and CUT HIM OFF FROM HIS PEOPLE” (Leviticus 20:6). The very act of turning to those who attempt to communicate with the dead would result in God excommunicating them from His fellow-Israelites. The punishment for the actual medium (i.e., séance leader) would be even more severe. “A man or a woman who is a medium, or who has familiar spirits, shall surely be put to death; they shall stone them with stones. Their blood shall be upon them” (verse 27). Thus, the very idea of the Holy Spirit playing the role of a medium is unthinkable.

Perhaps, before we end this lesson, we should point out exactly what the Holy Spirit’s role is in the life of a believer. We know the Holy Spirit lives inside of the believer (see John 14:16-17; Romans 8:9 and 1st Corinthians 6:19) and here are some of the ministries of the Holy Spirit:

1) He is our TEACHER: “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, HE WILL TEACH YOU ALL THINGS…However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, HE WILL GUIDE YOU INTO ALL TRUTH” (John 14:26 & 16:13). See also 1st Corinthians 2:9-13 and 1st John 2:20-27,

2) He is our SEAL: “In Him (Jesus Christ) you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also having believed, you were SEALED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory” (Ephesians 1:13-14). The word “seal” carries with it two main thoughts. It indicates SECURTIY and OWNERSHIP. “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were SEALED FOR THE DAY OF REDEMPTION” (Ephesians 4:30). The Holy Spirit is the GUARANTEE that we will be kept SECURE until our salvation is completed at the coming of Christ when He will give us our new bodies and take us home to glory (see Romans 8:23; Philippians 3:20-21 and 1st Thessalonians 4:16-18). Until that blessed hope occurs, the Holy Spirit’s dwelling in us reminds us that we belong to Christ and are NOT OUR OWN. “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and YOU ARE NOT YOUR OWN? For you were bought with a price; therefore, glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s” (1st Corinthians 6:19-20).

3) He is our INTERCESSOR: “Likewise the Spirit also helps us in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but THE SPIRIT HIMSELF MAKES INTERCESSION FOR US with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the heart knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because HE MAKES INTERCESSION FOR THE SAINTS according to the will of God” (Romans 8:26-27).

4) He is our POWER (for witnessing and living a godly life): “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and BE WITNESSES TO ME….Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh…for the fruit of  the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control” (Acts 1:8; Galatians 5:16, 22-23).

5) He is our LIBERATOR (from sin) and TRANSFORMER: “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has MADE ME FREE FROM THE LAW OF SIN and death…Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, THERE IS LIBERTY. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are BEING TRANSFORMED INTO THE SAME IMAGE from glory to glory, just as BY THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD” (Romans 8:2 & 2nd Corinthians 3:17-18).  (458.1)  (DO)