Learn to live your life and face dreams based on the principles of God’s Word
Now let us take a look at passages on dreams to see various scriptural presentations, ideas and patterns.
Gen 20:3-6: in a dream here, God spoke specifically and instructed distinctly.
Gen 28:12-16: in a dream here, God spoke clearly to encourage Jacob.
31:10-24: here Jacob saw and an Angel spoke as sent by God… and with specific instruction (The Lord normally speaks clearly to His people after a symbol or without any symbol: He does not leave you confused); even to an unbeliever, if the matter concerns God’s child, He gives clear warning or instructions.
37:5-10: in a dream if God does not speak He uses symbols you can easily relate with; God is not normally confusing.
40: 5-16: when someone has a dream which can’t be interpreted it is either God wants to lift the ONE He will use to interpret it OR the one having the dream does not have the Spirit of God; God does not hide things from His people.
Note verse 22 “…as Joseph had interpreted.” The person who interprets a dream gives it how to manifest, so don’t let anyone give wrong meaning to your dream.
41:1-32: first note that “God gives an answer of peace”- verse 16; so PEACE characterises the products/answers from God (Peace is the vehicle/container God uses to transport whatever comes from Him).
God doubles a dream with same meaning to show He has established to do it. So God does not give disagreeing/confusing or opposite dreams because God does not hand confusion to us; God is not the author of Confusion.
42:9: I perceive that I have a role to see my dream fully actualised. I must believe in my dream and mentally always see it happening by God’s force of my destiny.
Numbers 12:6: God can speak to His prophets in a dream.
Deuteronomy 13:1-5: HMMM! So there are people God calls ‘dreamer of dreams’ whose dreams have no relevance to/for God.
Therefore, any dream or sign that leads away from God must be rejected. Cling to God’s Word, for so shall you ‘put evil away from you.’
Judges 7: 13,15: symbols and actions in dreams will sometimes mean more than they simply played in the dream. He uses symbols of your camp, nature, knowledge or calling.
1 Kings 3:5-15: here Solomon was conscious of himself in this dream encounter with the Lord as he would being physically awake; any dream where you are able to reason, behave, talk or act as thought you were awake is really important. God can come to someone or deal with someone this way…
Job 7:14: the devil can terrify someone with dreams and visions… lesson: in this life there is absolutely no need to be afraid for whatsoever… I see that Satan can even attack a man through dreams.
Job thought it was God doing this dirty job; remember that God had permitted Satan to carry on with his bet against Job’s body, so God is not the one bringing this terrifying through dreams and visions. I can always stand with God against Satan and destroy his dream tactics.
Job 20:8: so, dreams do fly away and can be chased away.
Job 33:15: through a dream, God can open someone’s ears and give instructions that will save him/her from the pit, error, wrong direction and hide pride from man.
Psalm 73:20: so a dream can be despised; despising it makes it irrelevant and especially because some dreams are fantasies.
Another lesson: From the AMP translation and KJV too, the outward actions of the wicked people against me is seen as phantoms, fantasies, show and unreal image by the Lord. Hmmm! Then it is important I see things just as the Lord (in whose image I am made) sees them. That means whenever God wants to deal with the wicked (awaketh) firstly HE despises them by seeing all their gra-gra (show of arrogance and evil power) as unrealities – HMMM!
So anytime I want to solve any problem or want the Lord to dissolve any matter, I MUST first see in my mind’s eyes and spirit that those things being demonstrated by evil/wicked forces are never real, they are just their fantasies, phantoms, show and erasable and breakable images.
Quote: Psalm 73:20: As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.
One of the Top secrets of the Lord (His Ways) is
· How He Sees Things (how He looks at things and what He sees/perceives when He looks at things).
· What He Sees In Things i.e. glorious testimonies, occurrences and trophies He sees deposited in situations, cases or conditions that appear (to Man) fearful, mountainous, harmful, threatening, dangerous and unpleasant.
So, when the wicked have given you a bad dream God sees it as an unreal image. And YES, their image is unreal!
When they brew or cook up destruction God only sees something that cannot occur or happen. And quickly: what makes what God Sees and Knows to be true about the images of the wicked to give me same result (of their plots and demonstrations being unreal images, phantoms and fantasies to be chased away) is my Seeing it How HE Sees it, and having the same attitude He has towards them and treating them the Way HE would treat them, as revealed in HIS WORD, which is to despise them and chase them away (speak what your heart and mind have agreed to become of their show).
This means the death, accident, madness, failure of exams, physical cancer, HIV, blindness, deafness, dumbness, heart failure, death… and leukemia are never real at all. They are but satanic fantasies from wicked ones. God, as we stand with HIM (in OBEDIENCE), and you (a believer in Christ) should chase them away.
God is aroused to take note of the wicked or that challenge when I obey Him, praise Him, worship Him, believe His love and power and especially ask Him (believing) that according to His Word I refuse to partake in the punishments that Jesus gave His blood and life for.
Psalm 126:1: an important lesson here about dream is that a dream is an instruction which becomes real or made manifest when prayed about or acted upon. If one tells you ‘go and collect five million naira from Moses,’ it’s just an instruction; the five million in so unreal (just a possibility). Though the one who gave the instruction by virtue of his/her wealth and integrity, can afford much more than that. So all you need to do is take the instruction, act on it accordingly and you will get the five million naira.
In the new testament every born again has the Holy Ghost living in them. The Holy Spirit can/will readily communicate with us appropriately. But we have to listen; but it should not be hard to hear His nudging and speaking… we have to be sensitive.
The Lord can choose to communicate with us more in a particular way but generally we do not have to sleep before we hear Him.
Dream is one of the various ways the Lord will communicate with/to us.
Dreams also come from multitude of activities.
But one thing is sure: multiplication of dreams is not biblical. The bible clearly says that ‘in the multitude of dreams and many words there is vanity’. So, God will repeat things whether in dreams or not, but increasing dreams is just vanity according to the scriptures.
Generally, God will speak peace to his people. Peace characterizes whatever comes from God. Where there is no peace, Sir, it is not God.
Again, God is not the author of confusion: wherever confusion is seen there is only one source, devils or the vanity of the human heart.
And I perceive that in as much as God would speak with/to us in various ways including dreams, sometimes dreams can be a surer way God uses to reach noisy believers i.e. those who do not exercise being sensitive to the Holy Ghost in order to hear and be led by Him.
In the final analysis, anything we hear must be judged whether it is of God or not. Dreams when not from God should be despised, chased away and cancelled in the name of Jesus.
Dreams from God should be prayed about and once God’s purpose with/for the dream is known, prompt obedience should be the only action so as not to frustrate the plans and purposes of God, or hinder/delay the blessings attached to needed/demanded obedience.
Words of Wisdom:
· Have a constant relationship/fellowship with God so as to be acquainted with His presence and voice and Spirit and Character.
· Study, meditate upon and obey His Word so as to be conversant with His ways and concepts about different issues of life.
· Know how The Holy Spirit deals with and speaks with/to you always. If there is a peculiar pattern you should know it and prove it
· Walk in love and a willingness to obey God constantly. Develop the attitude of prompt obedience.
· Walk by faith.
· Make no room for confusions: always exercise discernment
· Where necessary seek and accept counseling from Mentors and fellow Spirit filled elders.
To be continued in smaller bits for more clarity…