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,…
The Positive Effects of Dreaming
Why do individuals dream? Are there any benefits to dreaming? The average person spends approximately six years of his or her life dreaming. “Over a seventy-year life span, you’ll devote at least fifty thousand hours to dreaming” (Segell 42). The earliest documented research about dreams came from the works of the Egyptians, followed by the Greeks in the 8th B.C. But studies have shown that dreams do in fact have a positive effect on people’s everyday lives. Only…
Dreams are mysterious, amazing, eye-opening and sometimes a nightmarish hell. Unpleasant as they may be, nightmares are an essential part of dreaming. While our more enjoyable dreams are created by wishes and desires, nightmares are a result of other feelings like stress and anxiety. However, like many dreams, nightmares are not as straight forward as they seem. Today, I will be discussing many different types of common nightmares.
One common nightmare is the occurrence of a natural or manmade disaster…
Professor Mark Richert
12 February 2013
Dreams are like a world full of mysteries and fascinations, where there is very little reality or none at all. Dreams are made out of a series out thoughts, images, and emotions that happen in a person’s mind while they are sleeping. 90% of your brain requires to be active in order for you to be able to dream. According to psychologist Wiseman there is people who can actually dream the future, it might not be exactly as they dreamt about…
My Dream theory Analysis
According to Sigmund Freud a dream is an unconscious wish fulfillment.
Every dream has an underlying message to things that are connected with or conscious
problems or wishes.
On my first night I dream that I was driving my four wheeler back home. Home is a
desert, so I was just riding and it was peaceful. The day was coming to end it was a maybe a
little after sunset, but the further I was going I became more frightened. When I tried to turn
around I only found myself back in the direction I was going in…
Running Head: DREAMS
State Fair Community College
Dreams can range from normal and ordinary, to overly surreal and bizarre. The events in dreams are generally outside the control of the dreamer, with the exception of lucid dreaming, where the dreamer is aware. Dreams can have varying natures, such as frightening, exciting, magical, melancholic, adventurous, or sexual. Dreams can, at times, make a creative thought occur to a person or be a sense of inspiration…
see the letter "N" in your dream implies the end of some habit, journey, relationship or condition.
To make or eat nachos in your dream signifies your need for more leisurely pursuits. You need to take some time out.
To dream that someone is nagging you suggests that you need to change your attitudes about your preconceived notions. It is time to make some changes in your life. You need to look at things from a different perspective.
To dream that you are nagging someone…
March 22, 2013
Understand Your Dreams
I hear crying, a baby cry, I walk around to see what it is. As I’m walking I look down and see that I’m wearing some sort of sleeping gown, white frilly kinds but beige, and boots. I can’t seem to see my boyfriend in sight, and can’t help but think, ‘whose baby?’ Finally, I find the baby. She stops crying immediately after she sees me, and smiles and calls me ‘mama’ She’s so adorable with dark, thick, curly, black hair…
Why Do We Dream?
Modern Theories of Dreaming
By Rebecca Turner Lucid Dream Forum
Why do we dream? Ancient civilizations saw dreams as portals for receiving wisdom from the gods. In modern psychology, Sigmund Freud famously theorized that dreams were the "royal road to the unconscious". Modern theories suggest it's not as complicated as that. Are we getting closer to understanding dreams?
Freud - aka the father of dream research - gave psychoanalysis as one explanation for why we dream. But Freud…
are dreams and why do we have them are often questions that are easy to ask but difficult to answer. The question of whether dreams have a psychological affect has yet to be determined. These factors haven’t stopped scientists from researching and brainstorming ideas. There are several approaches as to why we dream. One is that, dreams go hand in hand with sleep to help the brain sort through everything it collects throughout the day. Scientists have still not determined the purpose of dreams or their…
Psychology: Dreams and Dreaming
January 13, 1997
Dreams, a nightly gift and a part of the natural process of being alive,
are being rediscovered by our publisher. The meaning and value of your dreams
will vary according to what you and your society decide. Our society is
changing. We used to only value dreams in the context of psychotherapy. There
are also a few assumptions about dreams. One is that you are always the final
authority on what the dream means. Others can offer insight, suggestions…