Have you dreamed lately?
I only ask because dreams are one of the 7 Common Ways that Love Speaks, from my new book, Love Speaks: 21 Ways to Recognize God’s Multi-Faceted Voice.
In fact, they fall as #11 in the book, and if you have faith to believe it, God is communicating nightly with you in your dreams and in visions of the night seasons.
Did I say, “nightly”?
Yes. Quite possibly.
That means tonight!
Throughout 6,000+ years of salvation-history, God has been dialoguing with us through the amazing prophetic language of our dreams in the night. From Genesis to Revelation, from Revelation to today, dreams are consistently one of the most amazing ways of Love Speaking.
Dreams can be either literal or symbolic. Most often, I believe they are symbolic, and they are made up of parables and metaphors.
Jesus utilized these tools of communication to teach vast truths, and the Book of Revelations’ visions contain them, too.
Our dreams are filled with metaphors.
Here’s what Adam Thompson and Adrian Beale have to say about this from their amazing book, The Divinity Code (published by Destiny Image, Shippensburg, PA, 2011), page 72.
“God speaks to us in parables because they relate to us and have greater potential to be anchored in our minds. He also encodes His wisdom using metaphors because they are more readily received, they create a hunger in us for the interpretation, and they bypass our heart’s natural self-protective tendencies.”
You might remember those dreams that God gave Pharaoh and how Joseph was filled with the Spirit and properly interpreted their symbolism to help prepare all of Egypt for coming famine.
You and I are likewise filled with the Spirit in these “Last Days” and God wants each one of you to get better at both recognizing how He is speaking to you through dreams and properly interpreting your dreams.
Learn to do both!
How do you learn to interpret?
The #1 way is: read your Bible & be filled with the Holy Spirit.
Sounds simple, right? Read your Bible more and more often, as God utilizes the Word as His primary source of leading within dreams (for the believer).
And you need the Holy Spirit, as He is the Great Interpreter of your dreams!
For example, if you see an EAGLE tonight in your dreams, it could mean one of a dozen Scriptural possibilities for you, including,
God, the LORD Himself, yourself as a Seer/prophet, being lifted by the Spirit (achieving something not by human effort), strength, wisdom, or judgement, or many more!
And here are some Scriptures that have an EAGLE as these possible interpretations:
Isaiah 40, Matthew 24, Exodus 19, I Samuel 9, 2 Samuel 1, Deuteronomy 28 & 32, Psalm 103, Revelation 12, John 20 & Daniel 10 (and there are even more).
Dreams can build faith, bring illumination, confirm direction, or even be warnings from the LORD.
Here’s a great story from the life of evangelist Reinhart Bonnke.
One night, both he and his brother Jurgen had the same dream, thousands of miles apart, and neither one of them knew it at the time.
In the dream, Jurgen was crossing a huge suspension bridge and then falling into an abyss.
After this dream, Jurgen asked God in prayer to confirm that it was indeed a warning from Him by verifying it in some way through his brother.
In the mail soon after, Jurgen received a letter from Reinhart, detailing the dream, with the same night as he had received it. The witness of the two dreams led Jurgen to receive Christ as his Savior!
Recognize and expect that tonight could be a night of dreaming with God!
Try praying this tonight as your head hits the pillow,
“LORD, speak to me tonight in my dreams! Meet with me as I sleep, and help me know Your ways.”
Become a Dreamer of Dreams!
Carl Wesley Anderson, April 14th, 2018.
Learn even more through reading Chapter 11 of my book, “Love Speaks.” You can purchase it here: http://www.borntoblaze.com/lovespeaks