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Biblical Meaning Of Ghost In A Dream

If you have been seeing ghosts in the dream and wondered what it means, read this interpretation on the biblical meaning of ghosts in dreams.
Ghost dreams are not very common. Seeing ghosts in dreams may come as a shock to the dreamer. I also know for sure that such dreams are often scary dreams

Many people often misunderstand the ghost dreams they see. Some even ignore such dreams completely, with the mindset that it is normal to see ghosts in dreams—but it is sincerely not. Dreams of ghost shouldn't be a dream anyone should sweep under the carpet. 

Ecclesiastes 9:5 ESV
For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward, for the memory of them is forgotten.

Ghost dreams don't just randomly show up to people, there is always a reason behind seeing dreams of ghost. 

Dreaming About Ghosts Biblical Meaning

Many people have seen diverse dreams of ghost, including;

  • Fighting with ghost in dream
  • Dream of ghost pulling leg
  • Dream 
  • Dream of ghost perfume, etc. 

Dreams of ghosts are not godly dreams. So we can't say that they come from God. They are often demonic dreams that many people wouldn't wish to see. That is to say, the source of most dreams of ghosts will often be the kingdom of darkness. 

You may have seen a disturbing ghost dream, and you have many questions regarding that dream, that is why you are here searching for the answers. Let's trust the Spirit of God to unveil the meaning of your dream. Read on. 

Dreaming About Ghost Spiritual Meaning


In almost all religions and traditions of the world, ghosts are believed to be the spirits of the dead. There are many people who talk about being haunted by ghosts in their home, and even in dreams. 

But the Bible tells us in Ecclesiastes 9:5-6 that the dead knows nothing. If the dead knows nothing, we begin to wonder how they could then be actively haunting after the livomg. That doesn't make sense. So the truth is that, most of what people think are ghost dreams, are actually nightmares from demons. 

From my experience, ghost dreams are rarely pleasant dreams to see. Even if the ghost the dreamer sees appear to be their late relatives, there is often this eerie feeling that comes with such dreams. That is one reason why I do not encourage anyone to long for seeing or speaking with their late relatives. 

Leviticus 19:31
Do not turn to mediums or necromancers; do not seek them out, and so make yourselves unclean by them. I am the LORD your God." This verse directly forbids seeking contact with the dead through mediums or necromancers, indicating it is not in accordance with God's will.

There is a direct instruction from God, warning against communicating with the dead. So if there is ghost that persistently shows up in dreams to try communicating with you, it is obvious that they don't want you to obey God's word. And from our knowledge of the holy Bible, it is Satan and his demons that often want man to disobey God. Now you can connect the dots. 

A dream of ghost often reveals... 

1. The Spirit Of Death On Assignment


In most cases of dreams of ghosts, it is the spirit of death that is assigned against the dreamer. The spirit of death is an evil spirit, not a "ghost" or spirit of late people per ser. 

If the spirit of death is assigned to terminate the life of the dreamer, it is not uncommon for the dreamer to start seeing ghosts in their dreams

2. Demonic Presence And Harassment 


There are demons in the environment or home where the dreamer resides. Most haunted houses or dreams are as a result of demonic harassment, not that there are spirits of dead people. 

If you are not a Christian, and you keep seeing ghosts in your dreams, understand that the devil is out to destroy you. The first step you should take to protect yourself spiritually is to submit your life to Lord Jesus. Confess Him and your Lord and Savior so that you will be saved. It is Jesus Christ who will fight the enemy on your behalf.

If a Christian is the one seeing recurring and disturbing dreams of ghosts, they need to seek deliverance from the evil spirits assigned against them. Some homes are filled with evil spirits, which end up causing people nightmares in form of ghost dreams. You need to start praying more often than you do now. Anoint your home and pray each time you want to go to bed. 

Fighting With Ghost In Dream


In most dreams where the dreamer finds themselves fighting a ghost, they are not truly fighting a ghost but a demon. Some demons often masquerade as ghosts to attack people in their dreams.

Ephesians 6:12 NLT
For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.

Most dreams of fighting with a ghost is simply spiritual warfare with evil spirits. Such dreams could also means that the enemy is plotting death against the dreamer, and has assigned the spirit of death against them. 

The dreamer should stay prayed up and fast consistently in order to stay victorious against all spiritual attacks.

Dream Of Ghost Pulling Leg Meaning


There are dreams where people see a ghost pulling their leg and trying to pull them out of bed. This is just another form of demonic attack.

Everyone who dreams of ghost should make sure that they are not ignorantly or intentionally dabbling into dark magic and other acts of darkness. There are often consequences for playing into the net of the enemy.

If the dreamer is sure that they are not doing anything that has attracted evil spirits to them, they should pray and Anoint their apartment. They can also get an Anointed servant of God to come pray over their home and drive away evil spirits.

Prayer Against Ghost In Dreams 


  1. I declare that I am a child of God. Therefore, from today onwards, I give permission only for the Holy Spirit and God's angels to be around me. 
  2. Mighty angels of God, locate and arrest every evil spirit assigned against me. 
  3. Fire of God, locate and drive out every unclean spirit from my home, around me and wherever I find myself. 
  4. Power of God, arrest the spirit of death assigned against me.
  5. I begin to cancel evil plot of death from the enemy against me. In the Name of Jesus Christ. 
  6. I confess and renounce every known and unknown personal involvement with the demonic. 
  7. By the blood of Jesus Christ, I sever every form of connection with spirits of the death, off my life! 
  8. I cover myself with the blood of Jesus Christ. I shield my apartment by the Holy Spirit against every intruder evil spirit. 
  9. I cammand every recurring dream of ghost to cease now! In the Name of Jesus Christ! 
  10. Dear God, let your presence dwell with me always. When the enemy comes in like a flood, let your Spirit raise a standard against him. 

Final Thoughts On Dreams About Ghosts


If you're one of those who constantly see dreams about ghosts, understand that it is either the enemy is plotting death against you, or you are being attacked and oppressed by demons.

Most dreams of ghost come as a result of the fact that there are demons all around the vicinity of the dreamer. If those demons are casted off that environment, most of these dreams will cease.

I trust that by reading this article, you understood the meaning of dreams about ghosts, and you have also learned what to do in order to stop seeing such dreams.

God bless you. 

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