Dreaming Of Dead Relatives Biblical Meaning

Many often see their deceased loved ones in dreams and wonder what they mean. Here's a Biblical meaning of dead relatives in dreams.
Seeing deceased loved ones in dreams

Dreams about dead relatives is of common occurrence. There are people who constantly see their deceased loved ones in their dreams, even to the point such dreams become a normalcy to them. This is not supposed to be. 

What Does It Mean When You See A Dead Relative In Your Dream Bible


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

On a normal basis, there isn't suppose to exist any sort of connection between the living and the dead. The Bible is clearly against communicating with the dead (Leviticus 19:31, Deuteronomy 18:10-14, Leviticus 20:5-7). 

If you're a Christian who is frequently seeing your deceased loved ones in dreams, you need to understand such dreams aren't from God and shouldn't be allowed to continue. I'll explain why below. 

Seeing Deceased Loved Ones In Dreams Bible Verse

The Bible does not say much about dreaming about the deceased being right or wrong, but we do have a clue concerning what it says from a couple of scriptures. One of such is Ecclesiastes 9:5. 
Ecclesiastes 9:5 KJV 
For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten. 
Something does not always feel right about seeing the dead in the dream. Solomon made it clear in the book of Ecclesiastes that the dead knows nothing; they are asleep and hence we should have no business to do with them. 

If the dead is asleep and know nothing according to the above scripture, then that tells us whatever is making contact with us through our dreams is not our deceased loved one, but strange spirits. So much deception surrounds such dreams. 

There is also no reason why the dead would leave their resting place to disturb the living in their sleep. So that further tells us that a lot is wrong with seeing these sort of dreams. 

Does God Speak To Us Through Dead Relatives? 

God is not limited to just one way of communicating with us. There are so many means through which He does that. But one of them is not speaking through the dead. He is God of the living and not of the dead. 
Mark 12:27 KJV
He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err. 
There are too many credible means through which God can speak to us, and He will never resort to doing that through dead people. 

This is just for those who think God is sending them messages through their deceased family members in their dreams. You are being deceived. 

Recall that the Lord frowned at Saul for consulting the witch of En Dor and asking her to summon the deceased Prophet Samuel, so he could speak to him (1 Samuel 28:7). He frowned at the practice of inquiring information of the dead: 
Deuteronomy 18:10-12 KJV 
There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, [11] Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. [12] For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord : and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee. 
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. 

Dreaming Of Dead Relatives

What does it mean when you dream of the dead? 

Demons are fond of masquerading as deceased loved ones to visit and manipulate people through dreams. Do not be deceived by dreams where a dead relative shows up and claims to deliver a message from God or tells you something accurate about your life. 

This is actually one major means through which familiar spirits establish connections with people. This is what many worship as ancestors. 

The spirit of death also likes to 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 should be cut off. 

Dreams where one has constant communication with their dead relatives should be rebuked and cancelled. 

If you have such dreams, pray and ask the Lord to enable you rebuke the one appearing as your late relative right there in the dream! You might be surprised to see them manifest their true form if you rebuke them—further proving they are not your dead loved ones. 

Seeing Dead Relatives In Dreams

Having recurring dreams about seeing dead people is not only disturbing but also a pointer to the fact that the enemy has planned death and launched forth the spirit of death against the dreamer. 

There is nothing good about about seeing oneself on dreams living, eating, walking with or doing anything at all with the dead. If you often see such dreams, there is need to fast, pray and rebuke the spirit of death if such dreams seem to be recurring.

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 dead assigned against me, I bind and send you back to the pit of Hell, in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ!
  3. I declare that there is no more connections between me and my relatives who are deceased, 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. I rebuke 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 broken now, in the Name of Jesus Christ!
  8. 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 


I hope you were blessed reading this brief dream interpretation. Kindly share before leaving, someone else might need it.

Remain blessed!

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