A study on the similarities of visions and dreams of Prophet Daniel and Abraham Lincoln
R Keerthana, Crispine Shiny, Dr. D David Wilson
The similarities in the visions and dreams given to Prophet Daniel, a man of Old testament period found in the Holy Bible and the former President of America, Abraham Lincoln are drawn out in this article. Abraham Lincoln’s visitation of dreams made him distressed and that can be seen with the case of Prophet Daniel too. Prophet Daniel had written in his prophetic book which says, “As for me, Prophet Daniel my spirit was distressed within me and the visions in my mind kept alarming me and the visions of my head terrified me” (Dan.7.15). Willie was the second son of Lincoln who had died some months before. Abraham Lincoln had a sweet communion with Willie whom he saw in his vision and confessed about this experience to his personal aide, Colonel Le Grand B. Cannon as, “Overcome with emotion, he dropped his head on the table, and sobbed aloud” (Visions Abraham Lincoln). So both men received their supernatural experiences closely associated with some sort of agony. The predetermined future events were shown clearly to Prophet Daniel and Abraham Lincoln during their periodical times that they stayed on earth. In addition, the revelations about Rome begotten by them exposes the supernatural experiences through their spiritual adornment. Normally, people appear to use motivated reasoning when interpreting their dreams (Cale). But in spiritual aspect, God himself reveals the interpretations to his people through visions and dreams. The similarities of God’s revelation to Abraham Lincoln and Prophet Daniel is strongly witnessed through their spiritual aspect of dreaming and seeing visions which is sketched out in this article.
R Keerthana, Crispine Shiny, Dr. D David Wilson. A study on the similarities of visions and dreams of Prophet Daniel and Abraham Lincoln. International Journal of English Research, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2017, Pages 40-42