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What Do People Dream About When They're Dying?


What Do People Dream About When They're Dying?
What Do People Dream About When They're Dying?


What Do People Dream About When They're Dying?

As we all are moving toward death we should listen to what others experience as they die.

I have witnessed many people dying in my various occupations. Some deaths were better than others. If we die in extreme pain we often are medicated to a point of unconsciousness.

But people who are lucid as they die recount to those around them the dreams and visions they have as they cross over to the spiritual realm.

When we dream we are in essence thinking while we sleep. The Person of the Holy Spirit is also at work within us while we sleep. God often communicates with us in our dreams just as he did in the Bible.


Dying is the closing of our earthly life as we move on into the spiritual realm.

We must come to accept our mortality in this life and be ready to be at the feet of Jesus!



What Are Dreams?

"..Dreams are images, thoughts, or feelings that occur during sleep. Visual imagery is the most common

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, but dreams can involve all of the senses. Some people dream in color while others dream in black and white, and people who are blind tend to have more dream components related to sound, taste, and smell

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Studies have revealed diverse types of dream content, but some typical characteristics of dreaming include:

It has a first-person perspective.

It is involuntary.

The content may be illogical or even incoherent.

The content includes other people who interact with the dreamer and one another.

It provokes strong emotions.

Elements of waking life are incorporated into content.

Although these features are not universal, they are found at least to some extent in most normal dreams..." from the article What Are Dreams?



Video from CBC News


"Dr. Christopher Kerr has spent years interviewing dying patients about the dreams they have as the end of life gets closer. He tells The Current host Matt Galloway that those dreams and visions can be profound for both the patient and their loved ones." from the video introduction


How did God use dreams and visions in the Bible?

"God used dreams and visions (visions are “waking dreams”; see Numbers 24:4) several times in the Bible to communicate with people. Visions seem to have been common enough that their lack was sorely noted. An absence of visions was due at times to a dearth of prophets (1 Samuel 3:1) and other times due to the disobedience of God’s people (1 Samuel 28:6).

Old Testament Dreams and Visions

God used visions in the Old Testament to reveal His plan, to further His plan, and to put His people in places of influence.

Abraham (Genesis 15:1): God used a vision to restate the Abrahamic Covenant, reminding Abram that he would have a son and be the father of many nations.

Abimelech (Genesis 20:1-7): Abraham’s wife, Sarah, was beautiful—so beautiful that when Abraham came into a new area he occasionally feared that the local ruler would kill him and take Sarah for himself. Abraham told Abimelech king of Gerar that Sarah was his sister (she was his half-sister). Abimelech took Sarah into his harem, but God sent him a dream telling him not to touch Sarah because she was Abraham’s wife. The king returned Sarah to her husband the next morning; the dream had protected Sarah and safeguarded God’s plan for Sarah to be the mother of His chosen people..." from the article: How did God use dreams and visions in the Bible?


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