Whenever you dream of dead loved ones you must know that the devil is paying you a visit and he will take it from your reaction what he should do. The dead are gone and soon they are forgotten (Ecclesiastes 9:5). This verse confirms that they had their share of this life and they never shall come back to this life, instead the living shall join them on the other side because the living know that they will die. David once said that he knows very well that he will be joining his late son but not him coming back to him (2 Samuel 12:23). Isaiah 26:14 in the NLT translation says, “…their departed spirit will not return!”
Where do dreams come from?
there are three notable sources of dreams:
- The International Standard Bible Version says that “Too many worries lead to nightmares, and a fool is known from talking too much” Ecclesiastes 5:3). These are generally thoughts you may have been pondering on for a long time. it could be days or even a few minutes or seconds.
- Some dreams come from God. Job 33:14 – 16 confirms that God speaks through dreams and visions. There are many recorded instance where God sends His message to the world through a dream. Both Joseph that lived in the time of king Pharaoh and Joseph the supposedly earthly father of Jesus received God’s messages through dreams.
- Some dreams come from the devil. The devil has schemes to deceive many because he knows that his time is limited (Revelation 12:12). He knows that people will associate a spiritual dream with God and not only believe it but also action on the message. He appears and an angel of light to deceive many (2 Corinthians 11:14). That is why the holy Bible cautions us of the devil’s schemes.
Dreams of the dead will come but if you entertain them and not take a stand against these spirits, you will be trapped to believe it is your loved ones talking to you. The dead are never allowed to come back to this life. Their eternity has been set and they await judgement (Hebrews 9:27). Demons use their power to present themselves in appearance very similar to the loved ones. They speak in a language and present a message you will understand and relate to. Remember that the devil has a record of your life with the dead person. He knows how you fared, what issues you had and all details you may have long forgotten about that person. That is why some see the dead coming back to continue on a pending issue that they left hanging with you. This then becomes justified because this demon that has assumed to be the returning loved one connects and speaks from a relevant point.
My personal Experience
I also had an experience when my father died in 2012. I dream of him coming to greet me in a few days after his burial. Fortunately, God had led me to a testimony of a person that revealed to me that demons do mimic a dead person and the solution is rebuking and praying against that dream. I did just that. I rebuked my father is the dream, telling him that he had died and I don’t want him to come visit me ever again. I just did not entertain him in the dream at all. When I woke up, I prayed against this spirit.
Just so you don’t think that it was easy for me to do that, maybe because I did not care much about him, I am one child among his 14 children he lived closely with at least the last 15 years of his life. My father was close to me. There was a time when we lived together in one house for two years, I mean the two of us. He used to share with me some of his secretes that none of my siblings knew about. When he died, he was at my care. My wife had cared for him in his last few sickly months at my place. I was there to see him till the last minutes of his life. I did all I could to save his live and I cared and loved him so very much.
Just as I have mentioned it already. I learnt from the best friend of God, David. He let go in his heart about a child he loved and had openly expressed his love for.
Advise on Dreams
If you take a close look at the many religions that are polluting Christianity these days, their ultimate source comes from non-rebuked dreams that came from demons. You will do yourself a favor not yielding to dreams that come with a tag of dead loved ones. God will not use the dead to relay his message. If for any reason God wants to share a more intimate message to you, he will most likely give you a vision or dream. At least these are the methods God promises to use in our time. However, I advice that you pray in the name of Jesus Christ to test the authenticity of any dream or vision. All nightmares that have scared me would not allow me to call the name of Jesus. I would struggle to mention the name of Jesus because it has the power to set me free from the captivating spirits of a nightmare. If your dream seems to be unique and persistently comes even when you call the name of Jesus, then keep using the name of Jesus throughout your experience.
Revised:18 September, 2022