I Dreamed I Was the Antichrist

When I was younger, much younger, I used to love to sleep because I had serial dreams. It's a rarish phenomenon when your dreams all string together into a coherent narrative. This is very cool when you're 13 and the dreams are an ongoing adventure saga in which you're the hero. As I got older the serial dreams became more infrequent, or perhaps I remembered my dreams less well so I didn't notice them happening. Or perhaps they got darker and I suppressed them – I remember one series about a world occupied by stitched-up living corpses and psychic fetuses which I'd rather not.Well, now they're back and I'm remembering them. You tend to remember dreams in which you play the central role in an ongoing saga where you're the Antichrist. Until now most of my serial dreams had been pleasant experiences. Now I'm learning what it's like to have serial nightmares. Not the super scary kind of nightmares where you're physically threatened, but the creepy unnatural and unpleasantly prophetic kind. They don't exactly scare me, they just make me really nervous and glad they're only dreams.Like any dreams, it's hard to remember all of the details when I wake up. I just know that there was an author of popular apocalyptic novels – played by the late Marlon Brando in the dream – who in his final book revealing the identity of the Antichrist, describes the character in such a way that the only person the description could possibly apply to is me. Did I mention the cinematic quality of my dreams? Popular actors regularly appear in major roles.Key to this new series of dreams are the events of a previous dream in which I travel from the top of a tall office building into a mysterious world which I later learn is part of heaven. There I engage in what can only be described as 'wrassling angels' and I fight and kill what I find out much later is an angel. From my perspective, the angels I encounter there are monstrous, inhuman creatures of no fixed form, which change from stags to pigs to something vaguely human, constantly shifting their shape. They are incommunicative, hostile and seemingly aggressive towards me. The one I kill has attacked me, or so I believe, and I kill it in self defense, but that is apparently what marks me as the Antichrist.The dream series does have its strange and surrealistic turns. Most notably that by the end of the latest dream I'm preparing to reluctantly sue all sorts of people for declaring me to be the Antichrist, including the author of the book and a local baker, though I can't remember or figure out why the baker deserves to be sued. He's apparently also being sued by a bunch of little children over the same issue, which makes it even stranger.On the upside, if there is one to being the Antichrist, I'm apparently the nicest Antichrist you can imagine. In addition to killing an angel in a previous dream I save the life of one in the latest dream and actually manage to communicate with them, which ultimately gets me the unreassuring explanation that it doesn't matter that I've lived a good life and done good works — predestination still makes me the Antichrist.The really frustrating aspect of the latest dream is that it consists mostly of going around trying to convince people I'm not the Antichrist while knowing that according to predestination I'm the Antichrist no matter how hard I try not to be. Apparently there's no conscientious objector status for Antichrists.Dreams are supposed to have meanings and represent something in the waking world. If that's the case, I'm more concerned about what the dreams say about my life outside of dreamland than what I experience there. I never had an intensely religious upbringing and I don't think I actually am the Antichrist, but what role in the real world is analagous to being the son of Satan? Being a Republican, perhaps.

Dave Nalle has worked as a magazine editor, a freelance writer, a capitol hill staffer, a game designer and a history professor. He now designs fonts for a living and lives with his family in a rural community just outside Austin. He's currently president of the local Lions Club. You can find his writings on politics and culture on a redesigned site at Republic of Dave and his writings about fonts, art and graphic design at The Scriptorium. He's also developing a new group weblog at EliteBloggers.

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Dave Nalle has worked as a magazine editor, a freelance writer, a capitol hill staffer, a game designer and taught college history for many years. He now designs fonts for a living and lives with his family in a small town just outside Austin where he is ex-president of the local Lions Club. He is on the board of the Republican Liberty Caucus and Politics Editor of Blogcritics Magazine. You can find his writings about fonts, art and graphic design at The Scriptorium. He also runs a conspiracy debunking site at IdiotWars.com.


  1. My name is Dave as well, and I’ve also had a dream in which I was the anti-christ. Mine didn’t involve any famous people, but numerous “nobodies” all whom looked up to me, and a couple close relatives who were frightened at what I had become. Scary dream, but I’m kind of relieved that I’m not the only one to have had it (no offense).

  2. last night i had a dream in which i was the antichrist and the presence of the devil walked with me and i was pursued by demons who tried to destroy me but just when they had me cornered i trapped them with iron gates and proclaimed that i was the spawn of satan and that their forecast for eternity had just become very grim before ripping the four of them into many pieces. in all honesty I enjoyed the dream and how much raw cosmic power i posessed there are more details but i cant be bothered typing it all out .

  3. i had a dream where i was stuck in a house and my father would not let me leave all of these people kept coming up to me but i could not leave with them, my bestfriend tried to take me out of the house but the door would not open then my father came and shouted at me in this creepy voice” you are the anit christ therefore you can not leave” what does this mean please try and interpret it for me!!

  4. I had numerous of dreams of being the Anti-Christ. I was in a aristocratic-style skyscraper, and the man (look almost like Scarface from the 1980’s movie) was telling me the whole world was mine, but if I try to build my own empire, he’ll cut my head off. He even appeared to me with his true form (almost look like Hell Boy) trying to…I guess to make some sort of deal with me (probably giving me power), but I couldn’t hear him speak. Then I had other dreams of fighting people (they seemed human, but felt other-worldly) and I was starting to get the hang of kickin’ their ass (I had my ass kicked most of the time). Then, I remember being in a library with a woman and my college academic advisor telling me that I was the Anti-Christ; in a quick flash I was in a dark red cave and the air around me was crimson red….I woke up…scared, and preyed to God. I had another dream, this time I was walking out of a Mayan temple (walking down the pyramid, after a guy was shouting you’re in hell) and stepped outside in the middle of a modern day city. I watched all the people walked passed me. I was overwhelm with this feeling as if though the world was in chaos, and I just happen to come back to it after some sort of aftermath.

  5. I dreamed I was the Anti-Christ Half human half devil not in appearance only in blood. But when I spoke to my father (Lucifer) it was not in distaste or of evil nature. It was nothing but a sense of joy and love between us. He was loving and kind to me and there was no violence but a sense of happiness knowing the work we would do together would be for the best. I am not religious. If I labeled my self as anything I am agnostic at best. I am 24 born march 3 1987 I am athletic and handsome. I believe I am a very kind intelligent person. But underneath the way I act around others there is a raging emotional image vivid demonic side that excites me. I have always been this way. I talk to him as if we have known each other for my entire existence. I believe fear is only a tool…that works wonders on the Psyche. I believe these dreams our simply our subconscious minds way of letting us play out our hidden desire for power. These feelings should be embraced not feared. I hope a revolution happens soon across the world.

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  24. Dave Hi. Just want to tell you that you’re not the only one who dreams of being accused to be the antichrist. I think your career has a lot to do with the coherent, cinematic style of your dreams and how they thread together with characters and elongate. In your mind, for years, you have been stringing together stories and events and making sense of stories and narrating them and creating them and analyzing them..whether fact or fiction..so that’s how your brain does what it does…then again if it happened when you were young then I’m guessing you read a lot of books and or comics when you were young.
    Anyway I had a dream last night about being accused of being the antichrist as well. I was with what can only be described as a bunch of fellow school kids…and my brother..(I’m 32 though)..and we were at this very strange church where a lot of other older people were. We wandered out of the church to a garden under a large tree which seems to darken the entire garden, and we walked past a groundskeeper, who noticed me and my brother and then said something to my brother finishing with a name that wasn’t his…but then said something to me and finished his sentence with my real name..Jethro Mackenzie..as if to make me very aware that I was supposed to be there at that time and he knew very well who I was. This obviously caught my attention to I stopped and looked at him and as I did so he gestured that I should come with him to see something that I would be very interested in. Me and my brother walked towards him to the end of the garden where there was a very old wooded bench,,like a large pew..with engravings on it. This bench gave off the vibe of being so old that it was built in the days of Jesus..and it gave off a smell of Frankensense and mur ..not that I know what those smell like but I got the impression it was something like that because the smell was basically a very old smell. Anyway he said “you are Jethro Mackenzie…you are the antichrist…and herer is your name to prove it. My name was engraved in the bench among some other writings that I couldn’t read well or remember. He then went on to say that I will make a a lot of money from painting..which surprised me because I’m a chef, however I have been painting and drawing for 20 years and only a chef for 14 years and Ive always wanted to be a famous painter.
    Anyway I got really annoyed by this because obviously I don’t want to be the antichrist. The dream continued and changed its location and then became a dream about me not wanting to take part in the smoking of a joint with my brother.
    Point is..my brain thought of this all because I have toyed with these thoughts in real life many times. I’m currently going cold turkey on smoking weed and drinking and ciggarrettes so that was that….and many many times Ive imagined I am the antichrist..just like many times others have too. Reason for this is not strange its actually quite common..because we are all born sinners, and we all at some point in our lives feel so filthy with sin,,,which we all are..that we think we are the antichrist.
    By the way in my dream after getting really annoyed of being accused to be the antichrist..I went back to the crowd and while exiting the church I found out that two older women had told the groundskeeper that I was the antichrist and they turned out to be distant family members who I didn’t like. Again,,,I have been avoiding family members for the last two weeks by blocking their numbers and ignoring them due to arguing etc so again…when we dream I believe the mind simply organises our thoughts and files them in a library if you will, and makes some kind of weird sense of it all in movie form while doing so which results in weird dreams. I don’t know…your dreams sound really scary though dude…stitched up corpses sound evil..and the babies…yeah you win in terms of dreaming really freaky stuff..Im guessing you like watching a lot of horrors or reading dark novels etc

  25. I recently had a dream where I was accused of being the anti-Christ (this was a lucid dream). As soon as I became aware I was dreaming, I started chanting / screaming to the sky “JESUS CHRIST IS LORD. JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH IS LORD” – I’ve been doing this numerous times whenever I become lucid (I love Jesus oh yeah,Ha ha), and the dream ALWAYS follows the same format. The various crowds in my dreams always gather together, surround me, get really ugly faces and they all approach me slowly. I continue to proclaim to the world that Jesus Christ is Lord, and as soon as they touch me . . . I wake up peacefully. Essentially, they are kicking me out of the dream (disturbed by my proclamations). now then, in this most recent dream, I do the same, crowd surrounds me (about to kick me out), and I say “Hold up, I know how this goes . . . EXPLAIN WHY, explain why, don’t touch me yet, explain”. And the one closest to me (directly in front of me) says, “because you are the anti-Christ”. Anyway, you should look into some testimonies on how “New-Age” religion is basically a repackaged version of the Satanic Bible with carbon-copy Satanic Doctrines. Watch, or read, testimonies of people “groomed” by spirit guides to push some evil agenda. These people all eventually realize all the “psychic activity” (which is real) is them really being taken advantage of and they almost always eventually realize that the name of Jesus has power over these “apparently good entities”. They all come to Christ. They are ALL liars. Next time you catch yourself in a dream, don’t attack them (Jesus teaches you to LOVE your enemies), and ask them “Did Jesus Christ of Nazareth come in the flesh?” and they will either start to convulse, or shriek back (they literally can’t answer that question), or ask them these exact words: “is Jesus Christ Lord?” – they’ll give you the same reaction. What the bible says concerning spiritual warfare is true. Regarding what the dream character said about predestination, that is bullshit. Even the bible says you can’t get into heaven by “deeds”, or good works, you get into heaven by FAITH in Jesus Christ. Always cry out to Jesus and HE will respond (you can’t be casual about it, you need to be desperate). They can shape shift, change their appearance, appear to you as angels of light, sometimes even looking like Jesus, but always ask them those two questions regardless (test the spirits). Jesus Christ IS Lord, they know it, you know it now, its just the people on this earth who need to get it together and figure it out too. I hope my response has helped you. Stay away from New-Age, or look into documentaries from people who have left it and came to know Jesus.Also, the bible app is FREE. I suggest you read the ESV version (close to the original biblical text), you start reading book 43 of the bible: the gospel of John all the way until you finish the new testament, then go back and read books 40-43 and finish the new testament again, then go to the old testament and read psalms outloud (some are quite beautiful), then try reading the whole bible from the beginning of the old testament (its tough ha ha) through to the end of the new testament. That’s a great way to read the bible / get through it. I hope you have a great rest of your day!

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