Dreaming Of A Dead Person Talking To You Biblical Meaning

Here is a dream interpretation on dreaming of a dead person talking to you biblical meaning. Most of you have been seeing dead people in your dreams.

Seeing deceased loved ones in dreams

Although seeing a dead person talking to you in a dream can be a scary experience, there are very many people out there who keep seeing such dreams. Today we will learn about dreaming of a dead person talking to you biblical meaning

Different people see different dreams of the dead talking to them. The most common one is the dream of dead relatives. Many have reached out to me requesting to know what it means to see their dead relatives talking to them in a dream. So I had to put together this article—also for the benefit of many others who are seeing similar dreams

Psalm 115:17 ESV
The dead cannot sing praises to the LORD, for they have gone into the silence of the grave.

In our dream interpretation article about seeing their dead relatives in dreams, we will talk about the following:

  • Seeing dead person alive in dream meaning
  • Dreaming of a dead person talking to you
  • What does it mean when deceased visits in dreams
  • What does it mean when you see a dead relative in your dream Bible

Dreams of dead relatives are of common occurrence. There are many around the world who frequently see their deceased loved ones in their dreams—even to the extent such dreams become a normalcy to them. But understand that there is nothing normal about these sort of dreams. Even though sometimes, they tend to convey a positive message, we shouldn't allow these dreams to continue.

What does it mean when you dream of the dead? Dreaming of your dead loved one talking to you may sound like a nice experience, but as Christians, we cannot blindly endorse just anything simply because it's nice to experience it. We only rely on what the Bible approves or condemns, as the guide for our lives. 


Dreaming Of Dead Relatives Biblical Meaning


Seeing deceased loved ones in dreams is common, both among Christians and non-Christians. At least eight out of even ten people will admit that they've once seen a dead person in their dream. It even gets to a point these dreams become very disturbing and traumatising. I understand that most of you reading this article want to stop seeing such dreams. Let's trust the Spirit of God to provide you with the solution as we progress.

We all have loved ones and when they pass away, dreams about them being alive may start coming. But the enemy might also find a foothold here, if we are not careful.

The Bible says much about the deceased, but one thing stands out: neither Jesus, the prophets of old, nor the Apostles went about communicating with the dead.

I've never stumbled on any Bible verse that approves of communication with the dead. Instead of communicating with the dead, God has always been focused on raising the dead back to life.

Mark 12:27 NIV
He is not the God of the dead, but of the living. You are badly mistaken!

Notice Jesus words in Matthew 10:8 below:

Matthew 10:8 NLT
Heal the sick, raise the dead, cure those with leprosy, and cast out demons. Give as freely as you have received!

It is clear that we are commanded to heal the sick and raise the dead. Not to commune with the dead—not even in dreams. 

Obviously, the bible doesn't endorse the practice of communicating with the dead. It is also not in support of dreams of talking to the dead.

The Bible makes us understand that there isn't supposed to exist any sort of connection between the living and the dead.

Leviticus 19:31 NLT 
Do not defile yourselves by turning to mediums or to those who consult the spirits of the dead. I am the LORD your God.

If the bible is outrightly against communicating with the dead, but a supposed dead person shows up in your dream and tries talking to you, such a dream is clearly trying to lure you into disobeying God's word—and is clearly not of God.

If you're a Christian who is frequently seeing your deceased loved ones in dreams, you need to understand that such dreams aren't from God and shouldn't be allowed to persist.

Dreaming Of Dead Relatives Talking To You


In the story of King Saul and the witch of Endor, when Saul attempted to contact and speak with the spirit of the late prophet Samuel, notice that Saul didn't go through God, but through a “witch.”

The difference is clear. Saul understood that the Holy Spirit doesn't endorse and would not allow communication with the dead. So he had to go through an agent of darkness. There was a spiritual transaction there—between Saul and the demonic. I believe every genuine Christian knows that we shouldn't be part of anything that has to do with the demonic. 

Isaiah 8:19 NIV
When someone tells you to consult mediums and spiritists, who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living?

Even though we may sometimes see dreams where the dead person we're talking to appears to be our late loved one, there is no valid means to verify that it is truly that person.

Like I earlier said, the devil is always swift to find a foothold and open doors into people's lives through such dreams. On several occasions, demons masquerade as dead relatives to give people instructions in their dreams. Unfortunately, some gullibly carryout those instructions and end up becoming the instruments and servants of the devil.

Speaking With The Dead Is Like Fortune Telling


Speaking with the dead (be it in dreams or in the physical) isn't different from witchcraft, divination and fortune telling. And the Bible is clearly against these things. 

Deuteronomy 18:10 ESV
There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer. 

I've heard of certain Christians who claim that they have been having encounters with the spirits of dead prophets in the Bible. It's obvious that even some Christians are practicing sorcery without knowing. As Christians, we must understand that not all spiritual experiences are of God. There are things we should desist from, knowing that they can cost us our salvation. 

Does God Speak To Us Through Dead Relatives? 


We are the prophetic generation and there are very many ways God speaks to us. Understand that God is not in lack of channels through which He can communicate with us. 

The prophecy that was spoken through the mouth of prophet Joel concerning the end times is very much active in our days. 

Joel 2:28 NIV
And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.

As you can see, there are very many and better avenues through which God can communicate with us. There are prophetic dreams, prophecies, visions, the still small voice, etc. Dreams of a dead person talking to you is not and can never be a prophetic dream. 

If God wants to speak to anyone in a dream, He would rather prefer to use His voice or the image of someone alive, not a dead person—for He is God of the living, and not the dead (Mark 12:27).

Every true Christian has the ability to hear God's voice. It can even be learned and mastered. We shouldn't stoop so low to depend on speaking with the dead

We should therefore desire not to speak with the dead (whether asleep or awake). To rebuke such dreams is to be on the safe side. 

Seeing Dead Person Alive In Dream Meaning


Sometimes, we may happen to see a dead person alive in our dreams, but we shouldn't be quick to conclude that it is truly that person we saw. 

I know that man is a spirit being and everything is literally possible. But let's also not forget that there is so much deception—especially in the end times. Time is short and Satan is desperately employing every viable means to win souls into Hell. 

Demons are fond of masquerading as deceased loved ones to visit and manipulate people through dreams. We must be discerning and very careful in these last days, so that we don't end up deceived by dreams of demons claiming to be our deceased loved ones

  • A dream of late relatives is a favourite tool for familiar spirits to get in touch with people, give them ungodly instructions, send them on erands and end up controlling their lives. 
  • The spirit of death is also likely to occasionally take the form of dead relatives to meet people in their dreams. Such dreams must be rebuked and every connection with the spirit of death cut off. 
  • Dreams where one has constant communication with their dead relatives should be rebuked, prayed against and cancelled. 

If you are constantly seeing your late loved ones in dreams, do not let it continue. Such dreams can be spiritually harmful. Pray and rebuke whoever it is that is appearing to you in your dreams. Let them know that you don't want to see them anymore! 

Once you start praying against such dreams, you may be surprised to see the demon manifest their true form, and start attacking you because you don't want to communicate with them anymore. If this happens, keep praying and do not fear. See it as a confirmation of what I've been saying here so far. 

Seeing Unknown Dead Person In Dream Meaning


A dream of seeing an unknown dead person is clearly not a good omen. There are people who see different dreams of unknown dead people; either fighting them or trying to communicate with them. These dreams confirm the presence of demonic activities around and against the dreamer. 

Sometimes, a dream of unknown dead person could be the spirit of death assigned against the dreamer. If you keep seeing an unknown person attacking you in dreams, understand this is what it means. There is death sentence spoken against the dreamer. You can use these prayers against death

Prayer Against Seeing The Deceased In Dreams


  1. By the authority of Jesus Christ, I cut every form of connection with the spirit of death. I declare that it shall no longer be able to reach out to me, in the Name of Jesus Christ!
  2. You spirit of death assigned against me, I bind and send you back to the pit of Hell, in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ!
  3. I sever every connection between me and demons masquerading as dead relatives in my dreams, in the Name of Jesus Christ!
  4. Every recurring dream of the deceased plaguing my dream life, come to a halt now, in the Name of Jesus Christ!
  5. I place a spiritual barrier between me, the deceased and the spirit of death. They shall no longer be able to make contact with me, in the Name of Jesus Christ!
  6. By the blood of Jesus Christ, I cancel every death sentence spoken against me and my family. It shall not be successfully executed, in the Name of Jesus Christ!
  7. Powers of darkness working any form of manipulation against me through dreams of deceased loved ones, be arrested now, in the Name of Jesus Christ!
  8. Every demonic spirit of divination working manipulation against me in my dreams, be arrested now, in the Name of Jesus Christ! 
  9. I place a spiritual barrier by the Holy Spirit, between me and familiar spirits trying to establish contact with me, in the Name of Jesus Christ! 
  10. I declare that I am free from every dead relatives dream disturbances in the Name of Jesus Christ! 

Final Words On Dreams Of Deceased Loved Ones 


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