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Is a ‘dream’ a promise? In the New Covenant scriptures, promise (epangelia) is used in the sense of God’s design to visit His people redemptively in the person of His Son- Jesus Christ. W. E. Vine says that a promise is “a gift graciously bestowed, not a pledge secured by negotiation!”

All in all there are about a dozen dreams in the Hebrew Scriptures, the Old Testament (of the dreams in the New Testament, five, in Matthew, pertain to divine guidance of the Holy Family; in Acts 2:17, Peter quotes Joel 3:1, and in Matt. 27:19, Pilate’s wife shares with her husband a frightening dream and tells him to spare Jesus). However, what exactly constitutes a dream may be hard to tell. The distinction between dream and vision is not always apparent.

Besides Jacob’s well-known dream of the ladder, we find the main elaboration on dreams in the book of Daniel, with Nebuchadnezzar’s two dreams, and particularly in Genesis, with Joseph’s dreams and interpretations.

The attitude towards dreams in the Bible is ambiguous. While Daniel and Joseph are celebrated dream interpreters, in other instances warnings are voiced against the deceit and falsehood of dreams. In Jeremiah, God ridicules and warns, “I have heard what the prophets say who prophesy lies in my name. They say, ‘I had a dream! I had a dream!’

So much can and should be prayed on and about in a dream!

We (who/what we truly are!) exist in the shell of our body…

To briefly explain, after my accident and drowning; I continued to exist! I was the entirety of my experience and actions! Remember this! So then, each of us will give an account of himself/herself to God. I thought I was dreaming, but 10 years after my experience it is as clear as if it was yesterday. We have shared my experience, but I simply want to point out that every huMan being will experience exactly what I was shown! The Scripture tells us that whatsoever you sow, that shall you reap. The Bible tells us everyone is going to stand before God one day and give an account of their life on Earth.

Have you ever seen a time in our world when Christians have been mocked, killed, laughed at and ridiculed? During the Roman Empire’s reign Christians were thrown to the lions and used for sport. We remember how Hitler slaughtered the Jews during his rule because of their relationship with God.

In our world today, we find governments putting people in prison for proclaiming a relationship with God and radical groups that are killing people for their Christian beliefs. And some people today are trying to remove God from all public places and mocking God and Christians on TV and in movies.

People of this world may be laughing and mocking God and His people today, but I have read the last page of the Bible, and it tells us that God will get the last laugh when He pronounces judgment on all who have rejected and mocked Him and His children.

I ask you today, which group will you be associated with: Those that are being laughed at or those doing the laughing? It may seem like fun to you today to mock God and live any way that you want, but realize thata reckoning is coming. The Scripture tells us that whatsoever you sow, that shall you reap.

“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.” Galatians 6:7 (KJV)

The Bible tells us everyone is going to stand before God one day and give an account of their life on Earth.

“So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.” Romans 14:12 (KJV)

If you had to stand before God today, what would He say about your life? Would you hear God say: “Well done, good and faithful servant” or would you hear him say: “Depart from me you workers of iniquity for I never knew you”?

That day is coming to each of us, and none of us knows the day or hour it shall happen, so we must prepare to stand before God.

How do you prepare your life for that day? You must receive Jesus into your life as your savior. You must daily live your life pleasing to God as His Word tells us, and we must love and serve God with all our heart, soul and strength.

When you are committed to live for God, it becomes easy to choose the right thingsand to reject the evil, but when you are not committed, you will struggle living for God. You can’t serve God and the things of this world because you will love more one than the other, and the one you love the most you will serve.

Choose God and Love Him and you shall inherit eternal life in Heaven, Amen.

First, Loving God requires knowing Him, and that knowledge begins with His Word. It may sound glib, but to know Him is to Love Him.

To Love God is to worship and praise Him. “It is written: ‘Worship The Lord your God and serve Him only‘” (Luke 4:8). The book of Psalms provides many beautiful examples of how to worship and praise our Creator (e.g., Psalms 81923246799117, and 150).

To Love God is to put Him first in all you do! Waking up, who/what do you address first? The gift of waking up should not be taken for granted! Death is an inevitable part of life, and it occurs all around the world every day. The global number of deaths per day is around 150,000 deaths. The number of deaths per day varies depending on various factors such as natural disasters, accidents, illnesses, and violence. The number-one commandment is to Love God “with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” (Mark 12:30).

It’s an undivided Love! God is our priority. If we Love God with all our hearts, souls, minds, and strength, then we won’t allow other things to crowd in. Our Love for God is manifested by l/Loving people (Mark 12:31), but we do not love the things of the world. “Earth has nothing I desire besides You” (Psalm 73:25). We cannot love this present world and God at the same time! (1 John 2:15); love for what the world offers can lead us astray! (2 Timothy 4:10).

To Love God is to desire Him, to yearn for His righteousness, His Word, and His grace. “As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for You, O God!!!” (Psalm 42:1). Once we have tasted and seen that The Lord is good (Psalm 34:8), we want more of Him. If we Love God, we will be like Mary of Bethany, “who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what He said” (Luke 10:39). If we Love God, the psalmist’s description of The Word of God will resonate within us: “[it is] more precious than gold, than much pure gold; . . . sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb” (Psalm 19:10).

Suppose a Man is separated from his sweetheart and receives a letter from her. His first action will be to eagerly open the letter and pore over its contents. His love for his beloved will naturally cause him to love her correspondence with him. The same is true with our Love for God’s Word. Because we Love the Author, we Love His message to us. We read it avidly and often, we hold it close, and we hide its words in our hearts!

Finally, to Love God is to obey Him. Jesus tells us, “If you Love Me you will obey what I command” (John 14:152315:101 John 5:3). However, this is not a matter of merely following rules and registering good deeds. It is about having God’s Love written indelibly on our hearts. We naturally wish to please those we love. When we Love God, we will want to please Him and obey His commands eagerly. “I delight to do Your will” (Psalm 40:8).

Wow! I get so lost in The Word!

Promises/dreams was where we started off!

God has the ability to speak directly to anyone He chooses, like sending a message through a dream. Many prophets received instructions and warnings through dreams from God while they were asleep. Hence, many people believe they can also talk directly to God in their dreams, just like the prophets did.

Considering that a person can have multiple vivid dreams in a single night, it is hard to say if one of these dreams actually came from God. Most likely, you have had a strange dream with no significant meaning. However, if you did have a prophetic dream, it is critical that you understand its implications for you and our world.

Does God Give Prophetic Dreams To Us?

Jobs 33:15 says, “He speaks in dreams, in visions of the night when deep sleep falls on people as they lie in their beds.” Therefore, we must recognize that it is possible for God to speak to us in our dreams. It is only reasonable for anyone to wonder if a particular dream from last night bears a significant message to mankind.

The Sacred Scripture has many examples of people receiving prophetic dreams from the Lord through their dreams. Fortunately, they had enough faith to recognize God as the source of their prophetic dreams and that God wanted them to do something for the sake of His people.

There are some who are skeptical that God still gives prophetic dreams in this day and age, especially to ordinary people. However, the Bible says that everyone has the chance to hear from our Lord through dreams. 

“And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy; your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions; even on the male and female servants in those days, I will pour out my Spirit,” Joel 2:27–29 says.

When God speaks to us through a dream, it warrants our immediate response. It is harmful to dismiss a prophetic dream, for God’s message always has huge significance in our lives.

Is God Speaking To Us Through Dreams?

Dreams are a way for the subconscious mind to manifest itself as it tries to fix an arrangement for our most recent encounters and experiences. Although some people have dreams that they simply can’t connect to their personal lives, they assume that these are the kinds of dreams that come from God Himself, and it is their job to interpret their meaning so that they can share God’s message with the rest of the world.

The issue with interpreting a dream is that we cannot be certain that it is prophetic. There are certain dreams that are simply products of our imaginative minds[1]. It is also possible that a prophetic-like dream did not come from God. We can only cause danger if we declare our dreams to be warnings from God when they are not. We are also turning ourselves into false prophets in the process, thus committing a serious offense against God.

Therefore, it is important to seek guidance from the Holy Spirit to recognize a prophetic dream. After all, the best interpretation of God’s message will come directly from God.

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How Are Dreams Presented In The Bible?

Each person can have a different interpretation of a dream. Some people might believe that you had prophetic dreams. Some might also downplay your supposed prophecy as nothing more than a vivid dream. However, no one else but God can confirm a prophetic dream.

Fortunately, we can use God’s words in the Bible as our guide. We can study the examples in the Scriptures, both in the Old Testament and the New Testament, where God gave dreams to his prophets. We can assess if we just had an encounter with prophetic dreams.

God said in Numbers 12:6, “When there is a prophet among you, I, the Lord, reveal myself to them in visions; I speak to them in dreams.” There are many depictions of dreams in the Bible, but they all suggest that God used these dreams to elicit a particular response or decision from a person.

There are some instances where the dreams from God did not require interpretation because the message was clear enough. For example, God spoke directly to Joseph in his dream to give him encouragement about Mary’s pregnancy. Joseph was having doubts about his marriage plans at the time, but it was God who gave him the push he needed to go ahead with them.

In the Old Testament, there are many instances where the dreams of God served as warnings for future events. In Genesis 41, God warned the Pharaoh through a dream that his people should start stockpiling food to prepare for an upcoming famine.

Dreams can also serve as an order from God to follow His will. In Acts 16, Paul had a dream of God instructing him to go to Macedonia to spread the gospel.

Who Had Dreams From God In The Bible?

The Old Testament and the New Testament have a long list of people receiving important messages from God through dreams. In the Old Testament, one of the notable people who were blessed with prophetic dreams was Joseph, the son of Jacob. He is popularly known as Joseph the Dreamer because of his dreams that seemed impossible to come true but eventually did.

The story of Joseph can be read in Genesis 37, which recounts Joseph telling his family about a dream that he and his brothers were binding sheaves of grain in the field, but only his sheaves stood upright while those of his brothers seemed to bow down to it. He also dreamed that the sun, the moon, and the eleven stars were all bowing down to him.

Joseph’s brothers, who already hated him for being the favorite son, grew even more jealous after hearing about these dreams. The brothers plotted to sell Joseph into slavery in Egypt in the hopes that their family would never see him again. However, the dreams that Joseph had shared with his family were actually a glimpse of the future.

Daniel, like Joseph, received dreams from God that showed the future. In Daniel 7, he dreams of an encounter with the four beasts, each representing the fearsome empire that would rule over the lands: Babylon, Persia, the Greek Empire, and the Roman Empire.

Another great example would be the conversation between King Solomon and God, which happened in a dream. The Scripture depicts this dream as two-way communication between God and Solomon, as told in 1 Kings 3:5.

The king of the Israelites asked for wisdom so that he could govern God’s chosen people effectively. The Almighty Father appreciated that Solomon had asked for an understanding mind over any form of riches in this world, so He instantly granted this request.

How To Interpret Dreams?

There are many instances in the Bible where the prophets failed to fully understand the dreams and visions that they received from God. However, instead of using their own minds, they turned to God so that He would interpret their dreams for them.

The prophets like Joseph and Daniel recognize the fact that the correct interpretations belong to the Almighty Father in heaven. Hence, they are confident to share God’s message with everyone else because they have received confirmation from God.

Asking for God’s guidance and blessing after receiving His message is something that people forget to do most of the time. If you strongly believe that God spoke to you in your dreams, then you must pray that God will confirm the correct message that He wanted you to share with other people.

We cannot risk becoming false teachers who proclaim false prophecies if we force ourselves to interpret God’s message. Instead, we must ask God to give us the capacity to understand His will, the same way King Solomon asked the Father for wisdom.

The next thing to do after getting the interpretation from God is to take action. Those who received prophetic dreams from God served an important purpose in the Bible. There were dreams meant to warn people so that they could prepare for an upcoming tragedy, while others were made to remind us of our duty to share the word of God with the people who needed to hear it.

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It might sound impossible for anyone in the present to receive a vision from God. However, as God said in the Bible, He can deliver His message to anyone through dreams. The only problem is how we can interpret these dreams from God and effectively share His message.

The Sacred Scripture should be our basis for an accurate interpretation of our dreams. We must not use other knowledge apart from the Word of God to understand the true meaning behind such dreams. Likewise, asking for guidance from the Father through prayer should also help us understand His will.

Published by Fellowship of Praise: ALL praise to God our Reason, Hallelujah!!!

To God be The glory. Let us praise God together for His ALL in our lives, Amen.

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