Psychology and Dreams Essay

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What the Bible says about Dreams The bible defines a dream as a vision in the night that comes upon man or women in deep sleep. The dictionary defines dreams as images, thoughts, and emotions passing through the mind while sleeping. In the bible it defines a dream in Job 33:15, "In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;”. In this verse a dream is a vision that comes at night. Man receives these dreams in deep sleep. According to the bible a vision happens when man is awake. Some believe we are always dreaming, but we just don’t remember the dream when we wake up. We don’t exactly know what causes dreams. In the bible there is a verse that gives us a reason. In Ecclesiastes 5:3, "For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool's voice is known by multitude of words." In this verse the Bible says the multitude of business will cause dreams. This multitude could come from an emotional or physical business. Either way it is the cause or your dreams. Even though the body is settling to rest, your mind keeps working. God chose many prophets to carry out his word. He spoke to his prophets in different ways. Some of those ways includes dreams, visions, and speaking in tongues. An example of God speaking to someone in dreams is Joseph. In Genesis 37:5-7, “Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more. He said to them, "Listen to this dream I had: We were binding sheaves of grain out in the field when suddenly my sheaf rose and stood upright, while your sheaves gathered around mine and bowed down to it."” In this dream god showed Joseph that his brothers would bow down to him. He would soon become in second command to Pharaoh. In this dream god is using Joseph as a prophet. In Mathew 2:13, “When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up," he said, "take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him."” This is an example of how god used Josephs dream to relay a warning. Joseph’s dream was used to show him that him and his family needed to leave immediately. God also uses dreams as encouragement. In Judges 7:9-12, During that night the LORD said to Gideon, "Get up, go down against the camp, because I am going to give it into your hands. If you are afraid to attack, go down to the camp with your servant Purah, and listen to what they are saying. Afterward, you will be encouraged to attack the camp." So he and Purah his servant went down to the outposts of the camp. The Midianites,