Okay, I'll start off by stating that I have no ill-feelings towards anything Christian or especially Jesus Christ. I don't even feel negative towards the Catholic Church, and I'm not big into Biblical Apocalyptic movies or scares.
Don't know if any of that effects this dream, but I thought I'd state that first.
So this nightmare begins at the end of another dream that I don't think had anything to do with it. The place I was at in the dream was suddenly a church, I think it was supposed to be a big Catholic Church, but it looked the same as before. Either way, supposed to be a church. I'm walking to the pantry or something when suddenly a big gold and white throne appears in front of me and scares the daylights out of me. I start freaking out, but then I only get worse when I see that Jesus is sitting in it... but he's dead. It's not the gruesome crucifix style, bloody and scarred, crown of thorns Jesus, just him sitting in this throne, his eyes open, pale and dead. So I flip out and scream for my husband in the other room who placidly ignores my cries, not even paying attention to what's happening. I get on the phone and call the police. As I'm on the phone, all the children in the church come and draw eyes on slips of paper, cut them out and start placing them over his eyes. I tell the police that and then proceed to yell at them that I can't stop these people because it's a church, it would be like asking them not to pray.
While I'm waiting for the cops, and trying to ignore the throne with a dead body, I'm fumbling with this container of some strange dried food, a recipe passed down since biblical times. I was the one who made it, I don't know why, but I just knew this in the dream. Every time I put it in the cabnit, the flip-lid on the food would open. I'd shut it. Open the cabnet again: it was open. I shut it. I got so frantic that I started opening and shutting the cabnet door over and over again really fast until finally I saw the lid open itself.
So I screamed, felt the sleep paralysis, made the decision to wake up, and actually screamed to break the paralysis. And I'm still mildly freaked out.
Okay, one thing about dreams for an interpretation I think that food is symbolic of spiritual nourishment. So I have that much, but why it's a Biblical recipe and why the lid kept opening is still beyond me. And I'm a little more concerned about the first part. Dream books can tell me all sorts of interpretations about myself being dead, but never about other dream characters being dead. And I've never dreamt about Jesus before, dead or alive.