It is "All Souls day" and "All Saints day" once again and people are busy doing their own dead thing though in biblical analysis this is not right.
Remember that the punishment for an evil work comes not quickly so the minds of the sons of men are fully given to doing evil or doing dead works.
We are talking of spirits here and no man has the power to stop death neither the dead has the power to know anything after his death.
Eccl 8:7 For he knoweth not that which shall be: for who can tell him when it shall be?The righteous die to rescue him from the evil that will come.
Eccl 8:8 There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it.
Isa 57:1 The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.The unrighteous die to stop him from doing more evil rescuing the righteous.
Lev 20:14 And if a man take a wife and her mother, it is wickedness: they shall be burnt with fire, both he and they; that there be no wickedness among you.
The spirit of the unrighteous and the disobedient will be put in prison like those who died in the days of Noah.
1 Pet 3:19 By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;
1 Pet 3:20 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.
But the spirit of the righteous person goes back to God as seen by Saint John under the altar in heaven.
Rev 6:9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
Rev 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
Rev 6:11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
No amount of prayer then can save the unrighteous who died and in prison, more so with the righteous where their spirits are already in heaven with God.
Eccles 9:4 For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion.
Eccles 9:5 For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.
Eccles 9:6 Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun.
For they shall be judged according to their works while still living in the day the Lord will finally judge the living and the dead: In the day the dead will be risen to live an eternal life or to suffer eternal punishment.
All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.
Rev 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
1 Jn 5:16 If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.If we are not allowed to pray for the sins committed unto death while they are still living, why pray for the souls of those who died unrighteous?
Ezek 18:24 But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die.
Yes to remembering your dead though to pay tribute in a lavish and extravagant way is not necessary. Celebrating therefore "All Souls Day" or "All Saints Day" is a waste of time, effort and money for the dead has no more day and there is no more reason to feast for the soul of the dead.
1 Cor 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
1 Cor 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.