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Does God reveal things through dreams and visions?


The Bible indicates that God revealed His will to selected people through dreams or visions in Scriptures such as Genesis 37:5-10; 1 Kings 3:5-15; Daniel, chapters 2 and 7; Matthew 1:20; 2:13,19; and Acts 10:9-16; 16:9.

God may communicate through dreams or visions even today, but we need to carefully check any such guidance we receive with Scripture and godly counsel to be sure it is from the Lord. Anything which contradicts Scripture is not from God. Our minds and even Satan are capable of producing great deception in such subjective areas.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 shows that God has revealed His will to us primarily through His Word. It says, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

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  1. Joe says:

    I keep having dreams of my ex-boyfriend. Of us being together & this happens at a regular basis. I’ve asked God to give me a sign, help me forget him if he isn’t for me but I keep getting these dreams. I don’t understand. It’s so confusing. Sometimes I’m convinced that I should forget him, but there are times when I just keep dreaming about him over & over again. I don’t understand

  2. DMax says:

    God bless you Billy Graham and your family for all that you’ve done for the glory of God over the years. You have stood on His of word. Tim 3:16-17 see you in heaven one day.

  3. Dw says:

    dream and vision are the the same?

  4. Matthew says:

    I had a dream about the rapture last night… I often worry if I will go to heaven or not. In my dream the rapture began, a bright light forming in the sky, the Earth shaking. I knew what was happening and also knew I would not be taken up.

    I hugged my wife and daughter and they were gone. I was very sad. The Lord came as a large fish…? He told me, “You have too much hatred in your heart” and something else I don’t remember. My wife woke me up because I was screaming in my dream.

    Maybe just an odd dream? Either way I think it’s time for me to start loving more and hating a LOT less. One of my many struggles.

    1. Samantha Roberts says:

      Matthew, I believe that what you experienced was God reminding you that He will be coming and that His coming is very REAL. Matthew 24:44 says “Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” God requires us to always act as though your next moment will be your last. Seek His face and ask Him to take away your anger. Only He can do it, all you need to do is ask for what He’s willing to give you. He wants you to trust in Him and prepare your soul for His coming.