“DREAMS” VISIONS OF DEATH
After reading your “About” page I am humbled at how God is using your horrific experiences to minister to the world. i am also ashamed at how much I’ve complained to God about my (comparatively) less-than-earth-ending struggles. I do want God to use me more!
I don’t have a dream for you to interpret, but I want to know if you have ever heard of this:
My wife (and her mother before her) will have a dream that a relative has died. Within a few weeks there will be a death in the family (it is never the relative they dreamed about). Because a death almost ALWAYS follows such a dream, the two of them start preparing themselves for a death in the family anytime they have such a dream. They have had DECADES of experience with this.
Two weeks ago I had a dream that my sister died. I told my wife about it. When my aunt, my dad’s sister, died last week, my wife reminded me about my dream and about the fact that “It’s never the person you dream about.”
Have you ever heard of this? Could this be God’s way of preparing us, or do you think it’s purely coincidence?
Posted by J. A. Robinson | December 16, 2011, 9:07 pm
I am so sorry it took so long to get back to you John. I was not ignoring you. I have just been very busy and I wanted to answer this question properly. I started to reply when you first commented here, but I just had not had a chance to finish yet. I am still a little rushed but, at least let me try to answer this as best I can… Anyhow, this phenomenon is not uncommon. Some people can just connect to the strings in the tapestry of life better than others. I don’t fully understand how we are all so connected, but some of us are more in-tuned than others to certain things of a spiritual nature. My mother has this gift/curse as well, and has had it all her life. She just knows certain things, and even when people think she is being a little nuts and go “Yeah yeah, right” she knows what she knows, and is almost always right. God seems to be talking to us through everything, but most of us can’t hear Him, or know that it is HIM speaking into their lives. Sometimes it is heard the loudest in the silence of death. We would drown out a scream by our conditioning to the world screaming at us. But silence speaks in volumes to our souls. When you sleep, your soul speaks louder and your mind speaks less. So that is when the spirit comes most to life.
Your wife and her mother have a sense of hearing with a part of their consciousness that I am sure even they don’t understand. Most of us brush this stuff off because most everyone doesn’t understand it, even the dreamer. But our Scriptures are FULL of it. Most of the Bible is written by this method of God speaking through a messenger to His messengers of Hope. We don’t always understand our spirit, so we sometimes get it wrong when our minds step in and try to rule the show. It’s our nature to do so. But when someone close dies or is about to die, I think it is so different from every other feeling we know, so their is less confusing messages or wires to get crossed. So, if you are one of those who’s spirit reads the telegraph of prophecy… well how good/bad for them. It scares people, but just know that it is not meant to be a curse. It’s just another gift, you just have to learn how to understand it, and try to use it for what it is intended for in their lives. Just don’t fear the gift, no matter how scary it may seem. It has a purpose, if you let…
Here is just a very small sample from the Bible as it speaks of people with visions of things to come… and their are MANY!
Daniel 1:17 As for these four young men, God gave them knowledge and skill in all literature and wisdom; and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.
Daniel 2:28 But there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days. Your dream, and the visions of your head upon your bed, were these:
Daniel 4:5 I saw a dream which made me afraid, and the thoughts on my bed and the visions of my head troubled me.
Job 4:13 In disquieting thoughts from the visions of the night, When deep sleep falls on men,
Job 7:14 Then You scare me with dreams And terrify me with visions,
1 Corinthians 12:10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.
John 16:13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.
Acts 16: 16 Now it happened, as we went to prayer, that a certain slave girl possessed with a spirit of divination met us, who brought her masters much profit by fortune-telling.17 This girl followed Paul and us, and cried out, saying, “These men are the servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us the way of salvation.”18 And this she did for many days. But Paul, greatly annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And he came out that very hour.19 But when her masters saw that their hope of profit was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to the authorities.
And that was only a sample! But to answer your question… it can be a bit of both; coincidence and/or vision.
Fear the dreamer, not the dream. Mua ha ha j/k
Thanks for writing,