Although I am a woman raised in faith and fear with the Lord, I don’t convince myself that my dreams are visions and jump into conclusions that I can foresee the future. Yet, the dream that woke me with its vivid scenes and clear audio receptions really disturbed me for the entire day. Even if I was out urgently to conduct for one-to-one training, that particular dream wouldn’t leave. When I went back, I took a nap with a heavy heart for the dream really disturbed me. It was the second time I had this kind of dream that connected to my emotions. The first one happened two days before my father’s burial. I hope the words spoken in my dreams are not warnings but just a mere invention of my queer imagination. If it is another Jesus’ midnight parable, well, I hope He’ll help me to help the person… In Jesus name, everything will turn well… There’s always a way!
Thousands have been influence by dreams – from scientists, politicians, inventors, Presidents of nations to multitudes of ordinary individuals.
Albert Einstein attributed his theory of relativity to a dream he had. Niel Bohr received a Noble prize for his quantum theory, which he claimed came from a dream. Elias Howe had a dream that gave him an idea to invent the sewing machine. Most dreams have a message, few are from an over active mind as often supposed.
Understanding our personal dreams can have phenomenal results. Most dreams deal with issues in the dreamer’s life and are basically given to change the life of the dreamer for the better and to draw them to the author of most dreams – God. He gives you instructions and insights through dreams, but often we disregard them. (http://www.prayermagazine.net)
Having dreams is a spiritual gift.
Some prophets are seer prophets which means they have a visual gift, whereas some prophets may have a more auditory type gift, meaning they “hear” in their heads. Many have a combination of that.
As a gift, dreams is like having the ability to draw or paint. You can use these skills for good or evil. Just because you ~could~ draw a wrong picture, doesn’t mean you ~choose~ to, even if the ability to do so in all kinds of detail comes to your mind. (http://www.prophetic.net)
1. Dreams are almost always symbolic and rarely literal: The Bible uses symbolism extensively. A casual reading of the Bible will confirm this. Dreams are night parables. Jesus would never teach unless He used parables. “And with many such parables He spoke the Word to them, In this way people could understand what He taught. But He did not speak to them without a parable. ..” (Mark 4:33-34). Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. He still speaks to us in night parables.
2. Dreams are almost always about you and issues in your life, even though others are in your dream. The number and type of dreams you receive about others depends on your relationship with the Lord.
3. Someone in your dream does not mean dream is about them. Most times it is not, so do not jump to conclusions. I point this out as often people think the dream is about someone else when it is actually about themselves.
4. Never make major decisions based on dreams alone. “…in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established” (Matthew 18:16).
5. Avoid relying on dream symbol books. They assume a symbol means the same thing in all dreams. Many are misled like this. “Certainly, all who are guided by God’s Spirit are God’s children” (Romans 8:14).
6. Never go to get a dream interpreted from someone whose source of information is not Jesus. Only God can give the meaning.“We both had dreams,” they answered him, “but there’s no one to tell us what they mean.” “Isn’t God the only one who can tell what they mean?” Joseph asked them” (Genesis 40:8).
7. A dream from God never contradicts the Bible. (http://www.prayermagazine.net)
- Harmit Jandu, “Does God Speak in Our Dreams” (http://www.prayermagazine.net)
- Sundi Jo, “Seven Ways God Speaks to Us”(http://www.sundijo.com)
- Pam Clark, “Having Dreams and Vision” (http://www.prophetic.net)
by Neil Patrick Harris & Matthew Morrison “Dream on”