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Dreams: God's Prophetic Voice in Our Lives

Acts 2:17

it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams


Today, we are going to explore the power and significance of dreams in our spiritual journey. From the book of Genesis to Revelation, the Holy Scripture is replete with instances where God has spoken through dreams. Our God, the divine communication master, uses dreams as one of His divine languages to reveal His plans, correct our paths, and guide our lives.


Let us first understand what dreams are. Dreams are not random images that our minds create. They are divinely orchestrated and are a part of God's prophetic voice. They come from the One who 'gives to His beloved even in his sleep' (Psalm 127:2). In the night's quiet, when our conscious minds are at rest, our spirit is most sensitive to hear from God.


In the Old Testament, we see how God used dreams to reveal His plans. God gave Joseph dreams that were prophetic. These dreams not only foretold Joseph's future but also the future of nations (Genesis 37). Similarly, God gave King Nebuchadnezzar a dream about the future of the world, which Daniel interpreted (Daniel 2).


Moving to the New Testament, we see God guiding Joseph, the husband of Mary, through dreams. God warned Joseph in a dream to take baby Jesus and Mary and flee to Egypt (Matthew 2:13). Through another dream, God told him when it was safe to return (Matthew 2:19-20).


From these instances, God uses dreams as avenues to communicate His will, His plans, His warnings, and His guidance. Having dreams is not merely a human function; it is a spiritual exercise.


But how do we discern if a dream is from God? The first step is to remember that any dream from God will never contradict His Word. God will not communicate something in a dream that goes against what He has already revealed in Scripture. When we have a dream, we must hold it up to the light of God's Word.


Second, a dream from God often comes with a sense of peace, even if the dream is challenging or difficult. God is not the author of confusion or fear (1 Corinthians 14:33). Even when God gives a warning or correction, it comes with His peace that surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:7).


Finally, seek God's wisdom and understanding. If you have a dream and you are not sure what it means, ask God for understanding. Daniel, when faced with King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, sought God for the interpretation, and God revealed it to him (Daniel 2:19).


In conclusion, beloved, our dreams can be an intimate part of our relationship with God. They can be a canvas on which He paints a picture of His plans, His corrections, His guidance, and His love for us. Let us be open to hearing from God through our dreams and be wise in discerning these night-time messages.


Remember, dear friends, God's voice in our dreams is one of His beautiful gifts to us, a gentle whisper in the night that can lead us in the right direction, fill us with hope, and draw us closer to Him. May God bless you and speak to you even in your dreams.