Summary: God has promised to speak to us through visions and dreams; therefore let us eagerly expect God to do so.
Here comes that dreamer! . . . . Let’s kill him and throw him into one of these cisterns and say that a ferocious animal devoured him. Then we’ll see what comes of his dreams!” –Genesis 37:19-20
Joseph was called the ‘Dreamer’ and his brothers tried not only to kill the dreamer but also his dreams. The devil will try to do the same to people who have great destiny before them which God sometimes narrates to them in the form either dreams or vision. So in order for people to better understand the subject DREAMS, I hereby expound the subject with scriptural references.
FAKE DREAMS: Before I delve into the subject, we need to also be aware that the evil one can manipulate your dreams, plant thoughts in your head and do many tricks, so discernment is key here. I used to go to one particular village, stay in the pastor’s house and minister in that village, they did not have any children. Slowly I saw the pastor’s spiritual life deteriorate and that of the wife too, very dangerous. That particular pastor’s wife was telling about her dreams almost every day, the pastor was sick and tired of hearing nonsense from his wife who neither prays nor reads the Bible. So there are people who keep blabbering, you can identify them by the fruits in their life. God warned: Jeremiah 23: 32 Indeed, I am against those who prophesy false dreams,” declares the LORD. “They tell them and lead my people astray with their reckless lies, yet I did not send or appoint them. They do not benefit these people in the least,” declares the LORD.”
MANIPULATION OF THE DEVIL: The devil can misguide you by putting wrong thoughts and give you dreams as well, therefore, it is very essential that you need to discern the spirit and rebuke it, if it is from the devil. When a serpent comes in the dream, that is a clear sign of satanic attack, likewise the ‘deceiver’ can deceive you in many ways, so be alert and cautious!
God promised the following: Joel 2: 28"It will come about after this That I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and daughters will prophesy, Your old men will dream dreams, Your young men will see visions.”
Acts 2:17 “ ‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.
Numbers 12:6 he said, “Listen to my words: “When there is a prophet among you, I, the LORD, reveal myself to them in visions, I speak to them in dreams.
God has promised to speak to us through visions and dreams; therefore let us eagerly expect God to do so and when He does speak, please do not blow the trumpet and announce the dreams to every Tom, Dick and Harry, be silent about it and pray for revelation rather than sabotage the dream by wrong advertisement. Are you hearing me?
Personal testimony: I saw visions and dreams of the new city that we would be moving shortly and also of the free SCHOOL (new project) that we would be starting in the new City. In the vision, I saw myself moving on a dusty mud road to a particular location where they were speaking different language. I was almost telling myself during the vision, “I better remember all this clearly because I have to narrate it to my husband.’ I woke up and gave a neat, clear picture of the vision and I also wrote it down in my diary . I also saw the alphabet ‘A’ of the board, color of the uniform and also the kind of people who will be joining our school. When God gives you symbols and signs, we need to note it down, keep the record and pray about it,
When God commanded us to relocate our ministry and family to a different city with different language and culture after serving in a city for around a decade, we moved and our children were around 17 and 8 respectively. My husband, my son Joshua and I had gone to visit the new city to explore, pray and fix the school and house in advance. We visited the school first, completed the admission process, during the conversation I shared my testimony with the school principal and she was moved and she offered to give her new palatial duplex house for us for rent. As we went to see her house in her car, “ I saw myself travelling on the very dusty mud road that I saw in my vision earlier.” I was shocked, amazed and stunned, I whispered to husband, “ this is the place I saw in my vision.” Our jaws dropped! Further we also saw the exact location where I saw people speaking different language. I identified it immediately. Today in that same location, we have started a church, ABIDE SCHOOL, ABIDE ANGEL HOME (I obeyed the vision and named the projects as per God’s dream and vision) Within 10 years most of the dreams had been fulfilled, there are few yet to be fulfilled though.