Summary: God communicates trough dreams and visions. He will talk to us things concerning to our destiny. Our society is conditioning people to ignore God and so we find that many times people are concerned about their dreams and they have no clue that since the b
God communicates trough dreams and visions. He will talk to us things concerning to our destiny. Our society is conditioning people to ignore God and so we find that many times people are concerned about their dreams and they have no clue that since the beginning of time that God started to use the language of dreams to send us messages that we can understand. Sometimes the language of dreams can be mysterious and we need help to interpret these messages.
The Word "Dream" sometimes translated as "Vision" occurs over 200 times in the Old Testament.
Numbers 12:6 "And he said, "Hear my words: If there is a prophet among you, I the LORD make myself known to him in a vision; I speak with him in a dream."
Here we can see two different purposes in dreams and visions.
1. Vision = I will make myself known
2. Dream = I speak with him
Visions are very often regarding other people, a nation, a family, a Church. Dreams are more personal and have to do with our personal walk with the Lord.
1. Vision - "A mental image" (Webster's Dictionary)
2. Dream - "A sequence of images, etc. passing through a sleeping person's mind" (Webster's Dictionary)
Godly Dreams can be terrifying
Job 34:14 For God speaks in one way, and in two, though man does not perceive it. 15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men, while they slumber on their beds, 16 then he opens the ears of men and terrifies them with warnings,
If God cannot get our attention during the day when we are awake He may choose to give us terrifying dreams to tell us what to do or what not to do.
Matthew 27:19 While Pilate was sitting on the judge's seat, his wife sent him this message: "Don't have anything to do with that innocent man, for I have suffered a great deal today in a dream because of him."
It is interesting to see that Pilate wife dared to disturb her husband when he was on the judge seat. No one should be disturbed with personal issues while performing the actions of judging important matters. This was no small matter to Pilate but the dream was so terrifying that she couldn't contain herself and had to tell her husband about the message she received in a dream.
Never ignore a dream even if it is similar to a nightmare God can be trying to tell you something.
Godly Dreams bring us serious warnings
Matthew 2:18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about[d]: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. 19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet[e] did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."