I remember, from taking my Psych/Human Services classes, that in days of old, some people were put away into asylums for having lots of nightmares. I don’t have many. I had one last night. I know enough to know there is meaning to every thought and imagination. God’s word reminds us to cast down every imagination. (2 Cor. 10: 5) I retain my sanity, even in my subconscious state of sleep. Praise God.
My mother visited me in one of her favorite night gowns last night. Nothing was scary. She prepped for bed. She intended to join me in bed. I don’t know why I thought nothing of this. Then, she was determined to touch me. She’s been dead for 9 years. I have a big king size bed and she was reaching all across to touch me. I kept telling her no. In retrospect, she probably wanted to hug me and tell me she loved me. But, it ended up being more of a mauling. I kept scooting away from her and ended up falling on the floor in my dream. She was then on the other side of me, wrestling me, near my closet door. I insisted she not touch me, but she would have none of it. The more I insisted, the more she wanted to touch and put her arms all over me. (in my face and more….weird, eh?) While asleep, in my dream, it came to me: “Jesus!” Yes, there’s power in the name. I told Mom to “Look, there’s Jesus”. I physically pointed. I advised Mom to go back to Jesus. She instantly did.
The human body is mind, soul and spirit. We have our spirit forever. It will end up in heaven or hell. 1 Corinthians 12:10 tells us there is the gift of discerning spirits. (among other gifts….) 1 John 4: 1 says to “not put faith in every spirit, but prove (test) the spirits to discover whether they proceed from God; for many false prophets have gone forth into the world.” Verse 6 says “We are children of God.” (if we are learning to know Him….) Later in that verse it says “By this we know (recognize) the Spirit of Truth and the spirit of error.”
Spiritual warfare is real. Things going on in our dreams are real. (Genesis 28: 12, 32: 24 to mention a few) Heaven and hell are real places…..look up Pat Robertson of the 700 Club. He has a new dvd out called: “Heaven: What God Has Prepared For Those That Love Him”.