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. Numbers 12:6 NIV
1 In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, Daniel had a dream, and visions passed through his mind as he was lying in bed. He wrote down the substance of his dream. Daniel 7:1 NIV
I had a dream last night that I needed to use my phone to make a call and could not. My children had used it previously to play games and the phone was stuck in a loop. When I would close one of the games out, another would display. I couldn’t call my work to tell them the problem and neither could I receive a call. Several people came by to tell me that I should get in touch with my boss, but I never made contact. This sort of dream occurred most of the night, so that when I woke up, I looked at my phone to see if it was working.
In Acts, Peter quotes from the prophet Joel that when the Holy Spirit comes upon the people, the old men will dream dreams. I am NOT suggesting that this dream has a spiritual meaning for anyone today. Except, to make sure that my kids do not play with my phone. But, I do believe that we need to recapture the faith to believe that God can speak to us in dreams.
Visions and dreams are so subjective how can we be certain that God is speaking to us?
Daniel gives us the first hint. Write it down. Usually, when I first awake, I try to write or type up the dream. Don’t worry about the interpretation, just write down the people, places and circumstances that you remember. Very rarely does the interpretation hav e a literal meaning. In other words, in my dream the boss would probably not be my literal boss. But interpretations are another text.
Secondly, don’t be afraid to believe that God can speak to you in a dream just like He does through the word of God. The Bible records of God speaking to all sorts of people in dreams and visions. He can speak to you also.
Lastly, dreams from God will always line up with His revealed word. He will never tell you to harm another person, seek revenge, or act unbecomingly. He usually reveals a solution to a problem, next step that you can take, or an understanding to a situation.
Every person receives different gifts, you may be one who does not dream or at least remember your dreams. Still, it is okay to encourage others around you to pursue listening to the Holy Spirit speak through His word, His whispers, other people, and in dreams and visions.
Blessings, Love y’all.