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An additional thought, since you have brought up the Millerite/Adventist/Jehovah Wittness invention that those who are dead in the grave are in an uncontious state, and cannot or will not gain contiousness until the Second Coming.

In three Gospels we read about the Transfiguration of Jesus on the Mount, St. Matthew (17:1-6), St. Mark (9:1-8), and St. Luke (9:28-36), and an illusion to the event is made in the Epistles by St. Peter (2 Peter 1:16-18) and St. John (1:14), two of the privileged witnesses, make allusion to it.

In the Transfiguration we see Moses and Elias. Moses the Scriptures tell us had died before being able to enter into the Promised Land. So here we see someone who’s body is dead, yet he is able to be seen, and aware of his surroundings, a soul glorified by God, Elias (Protestants usually spell his name Elijah) Who went up to heaven in a firey chariot, (If God could do it for Elias, who was called rightous why could He not do it for Mary, but that is another issue for another time).